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9 Day Invitation to South Africa

The Classic four nights in Cape Town which includes scheduled tours (guided City orientation, Cape Peninsula tour, Winelands tour) has been enriched with a one night stay in Mpumalanga Hazyview for you to experience the Panorama route. After your stay in Hazyview spend three nights in the Greater Kruger National park (Big 5) which also includes a visit to Jessica the Hippo and an excursion to Hoedspruit endangered species centre.

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices and Dates: $1516 - $1631
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 9 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited South Africa South Africa
Parks visited Kruger
Activity level Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
  • Romantic
  • Night drive
  • Birding
The Classic four nights in Cape Town which includes scheduled tours (guided City orientation, Cape Peninsula tour, Winelands tour) has been enriched with a one night stay in Mpumalanga Hazyview for you to experience the Panorama route. After your stay in Hazyview spend three nights in the Greater Kruger National park (Big 5) which also includes a visit to Jessica the Hippo and an excursion to Hoedspruit endangered species centre.

Day 1:  Cape Town

Upon arrival at Cape Town International airport guests will be met by an Italian guide who will hand over vouchers and explain all the details of the tour. A driver will be waiting to transfer guests to The Charles Café & rooms. (approx. 20km)

The Charles Café & Rooms:
This charming guest house with Georgian-style façade is situated in the heart of De Waterkant Village. It offers views over Cape Town landmarks Table Mountain and V & A Waterfront from its rooftop terrace.  Rooms feature African art work and original Cape cottage furniture.  Breakfast is served at the Village Cafe, situated in DeWaterkant Village within walking distance from The Charles. Guests can relax on the rooftop terrace and enjoy the surrounding views.  The hotel is a short walk from the boutique shops and great restaurants of Cape Quarter. The lively piazza is opposite The Charles and provides entertainment both day and night.

Overnight at The Charles Café & rooms in a Classic room, inclusive of breakfast

Day 2:  Cape Town "The Mother City"

After breakfast at the hotel an Italian speaking guide will collect you at approximately 07:45 for the scheduled morning half day, Cape Town City orientation tour.

Tour takes you through Table Mountain (excludes entrance fees) or Signal Hill - both are weather permitting, scenic coastal drives through Clifton and Sea Point, Greenmarket Square, Malay Quarter, walk through Company Gardens, City Hall and Parliament, experience the firing of noon gun (except Sundays and Public Holidays).  AM depart hotel approx 07h45 ending approx 12h30

Overnight at The Charles Café & rooms in a Classic room, inclusive of breakfast

Day 3:  Cape Town "The Mother City"

After breakfast at the hotel an Italian speaking guide will collect you at approximately 08:30am for the scheduled full day Cape point tour.

Depart via Clifton, Camps Bay and arrive at Hout Bay for a cruise to Seal Island, then proceed to Constantia and Kirstenbosch Gardens for a visit to this world famous botanical gardens. After your walk, we proceed to Kalk Bay for optional stop for lunch. In the afternoon we proceed to Boulders Beach and visit to the penguins before heading out to Cape Point Nature Reserve.
Return to your hotel approximately 17h30-18h00.

Overnight at The Charles Café & rooms in a Classic room, inclusive of breakfast

Day 4:  Cape Town - Winelands

After breakfast at the hotel an Italian speaking guide will collect you for a scheduled full day Winelands tour inclusive of lunch (drinks excluded).

Depart towards Paarl for our first visit of a wine estate, this is followed by a walk around the town of Paarl before proceeding to Franschoek. Optional visit of Huguenot Monument , then proceed to wine estate in Franshoek for our second winetasting. Our lunch stop is in this very picturesque valley.  After lunch we proceed towards the town of Stellenbosch for a walk around town and optional visit of the House Museum before we proceed to our final wine estate in the Stellenbosch area.
Return to your hotel approximately 17h30-18h00

Overnight at The Charles Café & rooms in a Classic room, inclusive of breakfast

Day 5:  Mpumalanga Lowveld

After breakfast at the hotel transfer by road to Cape Town International airport.  Upon arrival at Kruger Mpumalanga International airport a driver will be waiting to transfer you to Casa do Sol in Hazyview (Approx. 50km)

At the unique Casa Do Sol Hotel & Resort, there is a wide choice of luxury accommodation catering for all tastes, with conference facilities and beautiful surroundings. Casa Do Sol is a taste of the best that Africa can be.  Just beyond the boundaries of the hotel lie some of the jewels of the area: God's Window, the Blyde River Canyon and all the other scenic glories of Mpumalanga - and that last great haven of wildlife, the Kruger National Park, is just a hop away.

We suggest:
Elephant Whispers Interaction & back ride, situated 5 minutes drive from Casa Do Sol. 
For a memorable hour, guests have the chance to interact with these enormous creatures – handing out pellets and touching the varying textures of their trunk, tongue, skin and feet.  After the interaction, saddle-up and set off into the African bush on the back of the elephant. Enjoy a different perspective while embarking on a journey that was once a privilege reserved only for kings!

Overnight at Casa do Sol Hotel in a standard room inclusive of breakfast.

Day 6:  Mpumalanga - Panorama - SAFARI!

After breakfast at Casa do Sol an Italian speaking guide will collect you for your transfer to Karongwe Chisomo via the Panorama route.

A scenic trip into the Drakensberg Mountains and the Blyde River Canyon visiting a number of waterfalls including Lisbon and Bridal falls, Gods Window and Bourke’s Luck Potholes.  A picnic lunch has been arranged.

Karongwe Chisomo Safari Camp:
The four star Chisomo Safari Camp is all about camping in style with the very best in personal service. This luxury safari  camp, situated in the Limpopo province of South Africa, comprises 22 luxury, in the heart of the untamed African bush.  Facilities at the Chisomo Safari Camp include daily game drives in open safari vehicles.  The camp is also well-known for its bird-watching and is popular with those wanting to explore the vast expanse of African bushveld.

Overnight at Karongwe Chisomo Lodge in a safari suite inclusive of all meals and game viewing activities (drinks excluded)

Day 7:  SAFARI! Greater Kruger National Park

In the afternoon a driver will collect you from the lodge to visit Jessica the hippo.  First you will be shown a short video about Jessica and her story.  You will then move down to the raft and feed Jessica the snack of the day, followed by her two bottles of tea.

Jessica is a 10 year old female Hippopotamus who lives near Hoedspruit.  What makes Jessica so special and unique, is the fact that she’s a wild animal that interacts with humans in a rather different way than nature has intended.  It is well believed that Hippos are some of the most dangerous and fearsome creatures in Africa.  With Jessica, this is definitely not the case since she loves interaction with humans.  Due to her behavior, Jessica has become somewhat of a worldwide phenomenon.

Overnight at Karongwe Chisomo Lodge in a safari suite inclusive of all meals and game viewing activities (drinks excluded)

Day 8:  Greater Kruger National Park

In the afternoon a driver will collect you from the lodge to visit Jessica the hippo.  First you will be shown a short video about Jessica and her story.  You will then move down to the raft and feed Jessica the snack of the day, followed by her two bottles of tea.

Jessica is a 10 year old female Hippopotamus who lives near Hoedspruit.  What makes Jessica so special and unique, is the fact that she’s a wild animal that interacts with humans in a rather different way than nature has intended.  It is well believed that Hippos are some of the most dangerous and fearsome creatures in Africa.  With Jessica, this is definitely not the case since she loves interaction with humans.  Due to her behavior, Jessica has become somewhat of a worldwide phenomenon.

Overnight at Karongwe Chisomo Lodge in a safari suite inclusive of all meals and game viewing activities (drinks excluded)

Day 9:  Depart

After your last morning safari and breakfast at the lodge, transfer by road to Hoedspruit airport.

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