11 Day Cape Town, Tswalu and Kruger

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This 11 day tour is a combination of a vibrant bustling city with an African safari experience in two uniquely different regions of South Africa.

Overview

Your journey begins in the vibrant city of Cape Town, better known as the “Mother City”. Cape Town is uniquely different with something to offer each person who visits. With a bird’s eye view from the top of Table Mountain to the sweeping vineyard valleys of the Cape Winelands. From diving with great white sharks to the breath-taking scenery of the Cape Peninsula.  The next four days are yours to explore the beauty of this incredible city.

Ellerman House is perched beautifully on the slopes of Lion’s Head in the prestigious Bantry Bay area in Cape Town, ideally located for a tour of the Cape Peninsula and a stone throw away from one of South Africa’s best beaches. After a day of adventure, Ellerman House is perfect for some relaxation; with spa treatments, exquisite cuisine, award-winning South African wines and breathtaking views of the ocean. The personal service and range of exclusive experiences offered at Ellerman House are such to delight you.

Next, your travel to Tswalu Kalahari, South Africa’s largest private game reserve, now protecting over 271 815 acres of spectacular grasslands and mountains.

Tswalu was listed by National Geographic as one of the “Unique Lodges Of The World”.

As a pristine malaria-free wilderness area, you are sure to experience some fantastic game viewing over the next three days, with each game drive tailored to your particular interests. The lodge also offers guided bush walks, horseback riding and for the more adventurous traveler, a tree house sleep-out experience in the Wilderness. The Kalahari sky is breathtaking so expect to be blown away with every sunset and starry night.

A visit to South Africa is not complete without experiencing the world-renowned Kruger National Park. Dulini Moya is a classic safari lodge for the sophisticated traveler with intimate private suites located on the banks of the Mabrak River. The lodge offers a peaceful ambiance within a riverine setting and boasts a wine cellar, gym, and boma. Your three days in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve will be spent experiencing exhilarating Big 5 game drives, guided bush walks, and unique bush dining.  

This tour is ideal for solo explorers, couples, friends traveling together and families.

Itinerary

Day 1 - 4: Cape Town, South Africa

You arrive at Cape Town International Airport where you are met and transferred by road to Ellerman House. Perhaps this afternoon you will visit the attractive Victoria and Alfred Waterfront or relax by the pool with your favorite drink.

The next three days are yours to explore the beauty of Cape Town. There are several tours you could take that offer scenery, wildlife, history, and South African cuisine. Please speak to one of our travel experts for more information on the different tour options.

Some of the inclusions at Ellerman House worth mentioning:

- Best eggs benedict in town,homemade jams and preserves, world-famous Granola and more – every morning.

- Cocktails and canapés and a South African craft gin trolley to die for. All on the middle terrace, every single sunset.

- The extensive Ellerman House Art Collection, as presented by an in-house art guide.

- Zeitz Mocaa entry, take to the streets and exercise your new-found art knowledge at Africa’s leading contemporary art museum, open daily except Tuesdays.

Accommodation: Ellerman House

Day 5 - 7: Cape Town To Tswalu Kalahari

This morning starts very early as you transfer to the airport for a short light aircraft flight to Tswalu. On arrival, you are welcomed by the Tswalu staff and taken to the lodge where you will check in and enjoy the lodge facilities and lunch. Later this afternoon, you will venture out on your first game drive in search of rare and endangered species such as the desert black rhino and antelope endemic to the region.

Tswalu captures many diverse habitats with semi-arid grasslands and open savannahs. You will spend the next two days exploring the Kalahari on game drives, bush walks and horseback as you encounter over 80 species of mammals and approximately 240 species of birds.

Accommodation: Tswalu Kalahari

Day 8 - 10: Tswalu to Sabi Sands Game Reserve

After a scrumptious breakfast, you bid farewell to the Kalahari and transfer to the airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Johannesburg. On arrival, you will connect with your light aircraft flight to the Sabi Sands Game Reserve. A short road transfer brings you to your lodge where you will settle in before heading out on your first Big 5 game drive.

The next two days will be exciting with morning and afternoon game drives. There are many advantages to staying in a private reserve but top of the list is the safari experience. Game drives at Dulini are limited to six people per vehicle, each with a skilled ranger and tracker. Your safari experience is sure to be exceptional with the exclusive option to drive off-road. In between game drives, you also have the option to partake in bush walks which are sure to heighten your senses and is highly recommended for the adventurous safari-goer.

Accommodation: Dulini Moya

Day 11: End of journey

After a final morning game drive and breakfast, you bid farewell to the African bush as you transfer to the nearby airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Johannesburg. Your safari adventure has come to an end as you start your journey back home.

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Inclusions

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4 Nights at the 5-Star Ellerman House - Accommodation in a Superior House Room and breakfast
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3 Nights at the 5-Star Tswalu Lodge All meals including boma dinners to bush picnics, All beverages and full selection from an award-winning wine-list
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3 Nights at the 5-Star Dulini Moya Lodge - Accommodation, two game drives per day, all meals, teas and coffees, drinks
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Activities at Tswalu Kalahari include Walking Safaris, Horse-back rides, Private game viewing vehicle with a dedicated guide and tracker, Night drives, Habituated meerkats experience
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All flights during the tour
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Spending 40 years in the travel industry and taking several Safari to Kenya, my wife and I reached out to Dolan at Safari.com to help plan our S. African Safari to Kruger. Dolan handled all aspects of the planning including transfers to and from airport, plane reservations and lodging at the 5-star Leopard Hills lodge. With just a couple of emails he made the planning seamless. every aspect was on-time, and all responses were very timely. We can't wait to go back and would highly recommend Dolan at Safari.com
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