The South African Safari

The best of South Africa; Garden Route, Cape Town and Kruger National Park

Day 1

Port Elizabeth

Arrive in Johannesburg where your Safari Spots representative will meet and assist you with your connecting flight to Port Elizabeth. Arrival in Port Elizabeth and transfer to your hotel with the rest of the day at leisure.


Day 2

Tsitsikamma - Knysna

Breakfast and morning departure from Port Elizabeth to explore the Garden Route. Attractions include the Tsitsikamma Forest area (home to the Knysna loerie), where photographic opportunities abound. The daring might attempt the suspension bridge spanning the spectacular Storm River. After lunch continue to the quaint town of Knysna, arriving at the Protea Hotel Knysna Quays. 


Day 3


After breakfast guests make their way to Plettenberg Bay. Guests depart, from Lookout Beach, on a marine excursion (weather permitting); dedicated to the observation and conservation of marine mammals. This ocean safari affords guests extensive and memorable whale, dolphin and seal watching. In the afternoon, take a guided tour of the Qolweni Township, school and crèche. This is a community development program; allocated tour proceeds fund the education of Qolweni’s children. Take the scenic drive back to Knysna; spend the afternoon at leisure or explore the village of Knysna. 


Day 4

Knysna - Oudtshoorn

Today’s portion of the Garden Route Tour takes you through Wilderness via Dolphin Point to George. Experience the stunning views of the Outeniqua Pass as you travel towards the Klein Karoo’s capital - Oudtshoorn. Here you visit the Safari Ostrich Farm for a guided tour and a traditional ostrich lunch.


Day 5

Mossel Bay, Route 62, Cape Town

After breakfast, enjoy a tour of on olive farm with tasting. Visit the Cango Caves, where a guided tour allows us to explore the ancient stalactites and stalagmites. Depart the Cango Cave system, the tour traces Route 62, the region’s iconic freeway. Traversing a varied topography, dramatic mountain vistas, the unique splendour of the semi-arid Klein Karoo and tranquil winelands, Route 62’s claim as South Africa’s own ‘Mother Road’ is difficult to argue. Enjoy a traditional Witblits tasting (own account) and the sweeping views of the Tradouw Valley. Late afternoon arrival at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel, located on the Cape waterfront. 


Day 6+7

Cape Town

Two full days in Cape Town. Enjoy one full day tour of the Cape Peninsula, visiting Sea Point, along Marine Drive, Camps Bay, Hout Bay and Chapman’s Peak. Your tour continues to Cape Point, where the Indian Ocean and Atlantic Ocean meet. Your second day is at leisure. Optional excursions include a visit to Robben Island, a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain (weather permitting), or a guided tour of this cosmopolitan city. The waterfront area has hundreds of shops, restaurants and other attractions.  


Day 8


Morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg. Connect with your flight to Hoedspruit. Your safari guide will meet you on arrival and transfer you to Kapama Lodge. Sweeping views across a tranquil lake create a sentiment of feel-good as soon as you arrive at Kapama Lodge. Rambling natural growth at the water’s edge contrasts with tended gardens and lawns nibbled by wandering nyala antelope. Thatched viewing decks overlooking the water ensure instant relaxation here at Kapama Lodge. Set along stone pathways among leopard orchids, aloes, and fever trees are Kapama Lodge’s twenty thatched chalets. The two honeymoon suites at the water’s edge offer a few extras, but all bedrooms have the ability to make you gasp as you walk in; fresh white bedding plump with cushions is surrounded by four great swathes of mosquito netting creating a fairy-tale four-poster effect. The rooms are spacious, air-conditioned and decorated to reflect the rich textures and colors of Africa. Lunch followed by a late afternoon of game viewing in open safari vehicles. The open vehicles do make the drive cool, so dress warmly.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9


A full day in Kruger, with early morning and late afternoon game viewing drives. Kruger is the largest national park in Africa. Elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah and giraffe can be found here. When the African sun rises to full strength after a morning of Big 5 game driving, it is time to jump into the swimming pool or sit on the tea deck with an ice-cold drink. Cocktails are served here on balmy evenings, while winter evenings are best spent in the library lounge around the log fire. A team of chefs create an array of fine food served in the main dining room, or in the traditional circular outdoor boma lit by lanterns, or at a secluded bush venue under a starry African sky. The night game drives are exhilarating as the big cats are active at this time.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10


Final morning game viewing drive. Return to the lodge for breakfast before transferring to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg. Connect with your flight home.


Tour Cost

(minimum two passengers)

January to April & September to October
US$ 4195 per person sharing a room
US$ 1550 single room supplement

May to August
US$ 3895 per person sharing a room
US$ 1345 single room supplement


Every Monday & Saturday

Your Tour Includes:

  • Guaranteed window seating throughout
  • All game viewing activities at Kapama in 4 x 4 vehicles.
  • Bed & breakfast in Port Elizabeth, on the Garden Route & Cape Town.
  • All meals on safari at Kapama Lodge.
  • Services of an English speaking driver/guide.
  • Fully escorted sightseeing tours as indicated in the itinerary.
  • All airport to hotel transfers.
  • All National Park fees and hotel taxes.

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