Highlights
  • Cape Town Orientation Tour
  • Table Mountain (Cape Town)
  • Cape Peninsula (Cape Town)
  • Winelands (near Cape Town)
  • Robben Island
  • Kruger National Park

Travel to breathtaking South Africa and discover Cape Town and Kruger National Park on this incredible adventure! Explore Cape Town where you’ll visit the highlights of this spectacular city nestled at the base of historic Table Mountain. After your stay in Cape Town, journey to one of South Africa’s largest and most sought after game reserves, Kruger National Park, where you’ll have a good chance of catching a glimpse of the “big five” and other amazing wildlife on your safari game drives!

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Wonderful Experience June 2016

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This was an amazing trip. smarTours did an excellent job. The guides were friendly and knowledgeable. This was my first trip with Smartours and I will use them again. This trip was well planned and seamless from beginning to end. Africa was spectacular. I will come back. Thank you for an unforgettable experience.
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Have to do it to believe it! May 2016

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The tour had been recommended by a friend who said it was an incredible deal. I decided to try the tour even though I prefer to travel independently. It was amazing. The tour guides were professional, informative and extremely helpful. Renier made sure to keep everyone safe and informed as well as laughing during his tour. Elaine was highly professional and informative and incredibly kind and helpful. She definitely went well out of her way to accommodate all reasonable requests. The tour and the tour guides were A+.
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Trip of a lifetime April 2016

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I have always dreamed of going to South Africa and going to Cape Town and on a safari. This trip was unbelievable and I am so fortunate to have gone. Cape Town was stunning. The beaches, table mountain, food, locals, the wine...all AMAZING! I could go on for hours how amazing it was. David, our tour guide, was brilliant. We couldn't have asked for someone better. He was so knowledgable and lovely. Our Safari in Krueger was unreal. We saw the big 5!! What an experience. Charles was so lovely and such a pleasure to have. We fit everything into those 6 days and felt like we saw it all! The hotels were clean and fabulous. We also got lucky with a great group! Thank you and we will definitely be joining smartours again!!
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Life Changing! April 2016

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I dreamed of going to South Africa as a little girl and to say the my experience was amazing would be an understatement. Our tour guides in Cape Town and Johannesburg were extremely knowledgeable. This trip was well planed and our experience was spectacular. This trip is a must do!
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Trip of a Lifetime February 2016

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We went on the Cape Town & Safari Express and had the most amazing time. This is my third time to Africa, but my first time for leisure. Our family took my mother on this trip as a surprise for her 60th birthday. This was our DREAM trip. David, our guide in Cape Town, was so welcoming and helpful. This was my first trip with smarTours, I could not speak more highly of the professionalism and organization of this vacation. I am a world traveler and use tours only when traveling with family, I would use this company again. On the way back, we had a problem with leaving the country due to weather in the US, all inbound flights were cancelled. SmarTours made turned this lemon into lemonade and quickly compensated our extra room, food, arranged airport transport, helped with flight arrangements, and even booked an extra tour! We have memories that will last a lifetime, thank you smarTours!
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Itinerary

Day 1: Depart USA.

Your fascinating sojourn on one of our South African Tours begins as you depart USA today.

Day 2: Arrive Cape Town.

Accommodation: Cape Sun Hotel or President Hotel

Arrive for your Cape Town tours,  where you start in South Africa’s vibrant and most spectacular city, where you’ll be greeted at the airport and escorted to your upscale seaside hotel. En route to your hotel enjoy a guided orientation tour of Cape Town, a truly stunning city sheltered beneath the dramatic shape of Table Mountain. Arrive at your hotel ideally located within easy access to the lively V&A Waterfront. Your hotel offers extensive facilities including a swimming pool, restaurant, bar and a fitness centre. Later enjoy an orientation briefing.

Days 3-5: Cape Town.

Meals: Breakfast

You’ll have three full days at leisure to explore stunning Cape Town and its environs at your own pace. Your hotel is conveniently located within an easy travel distance of many major attractions, as well as the best beaches, shopping and dining. You may wish to ride by cable car to the top of Table Mountain for glorious city and bay views. Discover the exciting V&A Waterfront, the city’s focal point where you can easily stroll around and browse the craft and art shops, enjoy world class dining and sample South Africa’s renowned wines. From here you can also travel by boat across Table Bay to Robben Island the infamous home to the maximum security prison where Nelson Mandela and others were jailed. You may also enjoy the amazing and thrilling experience of great white shark cage diving! Your professional tour host will be glad to make suggestions if you prefer to explore independently. To make the most of your visit and enrich your experience, you’ll be offered a chance to join some exciting optional excursions at a special discount to smarTours travelers. A bountiful buffet breakfast is included daily. Take a look at our “Optional Tours” tab for more information!

Day 6: Cape Town/Kruger National Park.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Premier Hotel The Winkler

This morning board a short flight to Johannesburg, South Africa’s vibrant commercial and diamond mining center. From here, journey through the beautiful countryside to the picturesque town of Machadadorp where you’ll see the Elands River that is filled with trout fish. Descend into the Lowveld area in the province of Mpumalanga (“place of the rising sun”) that enjoys sub-tropical climate, abundant sunshine and lush covered hills and valleys where citrus groves and tropical fruit orchards abound. Here you may stop at some of the colorful roadside stands where local merchants offer exotic fruits and nuts. Arrive at your upscale hotel, ideally situated on the outskirts of White River, minutes from renowned Kruger National Park. Encompassing some of the most stunning and diverse terrain, the park is South Africa’s premier game sanctuary. With open spaces, African nature at your doorstep and effortless comfort, your hotel epitomizes the beauty, warmth and tranquility of this unique area. A sumptuous dinner at your hotel is included this evening.

Day 7: Kruger National Park Safari.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Today is devoted to exhilarating and unforgettable game drives to discover Kruger Park’s abundant wildlife. A local safari ranger leads you on a morning game drive, in open vehicles, in search of the parks many residents including the “Big Five”: Lion, elephant, buffalo and rhino and hopefully the more elusive leopard. You may also spot hippopotamus and crocodiles as well as zebras and giraffes. Plains game and bird life also abound. Have your camera ready! After a break for lunch at your own expense, continue your thrilling exploration with an additional afternoon guided open-vehicle safari. Later return to your hotel where you may relax poolside before enjoying the lavish included dinner.

Day 8: Kruger Park/Mpumalanga/Depart South Africa.

Meals: Breakfast

Today depart the Kruger Park area en route to Johannesburg. First arrive in Sabie, a small rural town nestled in a deep valley on the escarpment of the Drakensberg mountain range. Proceed to the town of Lydenburg, situated at the foothills of the famous Long Tom Pass and surrounded by the Steenkampsberg and Mauchsberg mountain ranges, the highest points in Mpumalanga. From here continue your drive to Johannesburg Airport where you’ll board your return flight home.

Day 9: Arrive USA.

Your memorable journey of South African Tours & Cape town Safari parks come to an end as you touch down in USA this morning.

Dates & Pricing

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$ 1,999

Price Per Day:

$ 222 per day
 
Start DateEnd DateDouble StandardAvailability 
Nov-12-2018Nov-20-2018$ 2,299LimitedReserve
Nov-19-2018Nov-27-2018$ 2,299LimitedReserve
Nov-26-2018Dec-04-2018$ 2,299LimitedReserve
Dec-03-2018Dec-11-2018$ 2,299LimitedReserve
Dec-27-2018Dec-04-2019$ 2,599LimitedReserve
Jan-14-2019Jan-22-2019$ 2,199LimitedReserve
Jan-28-2019Feb-05-2019$ 2,199LimitedReserve
Feb-11-2019Feb-19-2019$ 1,999LimitedReserve
Feb-18-2019Feb-26-2019$ 2,199LimitedReserve
Mar-04-2019Mar-12-2019$ 1,999LimitedReserve
Mar-18-2019Mar-26-2019$ 2,199LimitedReserve
Mar-25-2019Apr-02-2019$ 2,199LimitedReserve
Apr-08-2019Apr-16-2019$ 2,199LimitedReserve
Apr-22-2019Apr-30-2019$ 2,199LimitedReserve
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  • Deposit Price: $ 300
  • Single Supplement (Single Occupancy): $ 250
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Details
Trip Includes
  • Round-trip airfare from New York (JFK) via South African Airways
  • Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-South Africa flight and ground transport
  • Accommodations at superior first class hotels
  • 8 meals: 6 breakfasts (B) and 2 dinners (D)
  • Cape Town guided orientation tour
  • Full day open-vehicle guided safari in Kruger National Park, including admission fee
  • Experienced, English-speaking tour guides
Trip Excludes
  • Baggage and personal insurance
  • Passport and visa fees
  • Gratuities and optional tours
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Any items not specifically mentioned in the itinerary
  • Beverages
  • Meals other than specified in the trip itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
Optional Activities

Optional tours:

Day 3: Half-Day City & Table Mountain Tour (Approx. $35 per person, plus cable car ticket fee)

On this tour, a local expert leads you on a sightseeing tour to explore the charms of the city and see many of the city highlights. Ride by cable car (cable car fee is extra) to the top of Table Mountain for glorious city and bay views. Descend and travel through the Malay Quarter and the city center for a chance to view and photograph impressive Table Mountain from a distance.

Day 3: Half-Day Cultural Heritage Tour & Township Tour (Approx. $40 per person)

This tour allows visitors a unique journey through the history of South Africa, divided into what is referred to as “The Three South Africa’s”. From the monumental turning point in the Birth of South Africa to the now-decaying ruins of Apartheid South Africa to the townships of the New South Africa. This tour is not to be missed during your visit to Cape Town, as you’re given insight into the greatness of Nelson Mandela and what South Africa has achieved ever since the nation took up his challenge to rise above pain and bitterness. Some of the elements of the excursion may vary depending what’s going on in Cape Town on that particular day, but may include a walking tour, visiting a family’s very modest home and being entertained by a choir. You’ll be sure to experience eye-opening encounters, especially when visiting Langa, the oldest black township and Khayelitsa the largest township, where cultural values and personal experiences are exchanged.

Day 4: Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour (Approx. $70 per person)

A memorable full day optional excursion to Cape Peninsula begins with a scenic drive passing steep mountains, secluded coves and sweeping beaches en route to Cape Point at the southern tip of the Peninsula where you’ll arrive at the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. The reserve is rich with flora and fauna and you may see baboons, rheboks and Cape Mountain zebras. Savor the stunning views of the coastline where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. Later drive along the majestic coastline along False Bay and visit the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens where you’ll enjoy the magnificent display of indigenous South African flora.

Day 5: Robben Island Tour** (Approx. $23 per person)

Depart from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront by ferry across Table Bay to Robben Island, the infamous home to the maximum security prison where Nelson Mandela and others were jailed. You’ll have a chance to visit the prison and explore Murray’s Bay Harbor precinct before returning to the waterfront by ferry. (Ferries depart from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront several times daily, weather permitting. Transfers from your hotel to the pier and back are not included). Please note: The Robben Island excursion is operated by a non-profit foundation and therefore, smarTours does not book and cannot guarantee space on this tour. Tickets are sold on a first-come-first-served basis and therefore may not be available during your visit. (For further information and to pre-book online, you can go to www.robben-island.org.za).   **  If you wish to visit both Robben Island and the Winelands, then we recommend that you reserve the 9:00am ferry to Robben Island on your last day in Cape Town. After your morning excursion to Robben Island, provided there are no significant delays, you will have the opportunity to participate in the Winelands Tour during the afternoon. Please note that the ferry schedule is subject to change based on inclement weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances.

Day 5: Winelands Tour (Approx. $53 per person)

Join this excursion to the beautiful wine region. Travel to culturally and historically significant Stellenbosch, a quaint town in the heart of this scenic region, filled with wineries. Walk through the town and explore the impressive Cape Dutch architecture. Your next stop is at a wine estate where you’ll attend a wine tasting session, have an opportunity to explore the grounds and gardens and maybe purchase some local wines! 

Day 5: Full Day Great White Shark Cage Diving*** (Approx. $159 per person, including breakfast, packed lunch and transfers).

Depart your hotel early in the morning for a full day adventure to experience great white shark cage diving. You’ll head east to the coastal fishing town of Gansbaai, where’you’ll meet your crew and go over the day ahead (and safety instructions) while enjoying breakfast. Then, board the boat and head into the open waters where you’ll put on gear provided to you and climb into through the top of the secure cage. Watch the amazing great white sharks from underwater and enjoy an amazing, thrilling experience. You’ll also enjoy watching the predators from the comfort of the boat while your fellow divers are under water.*** This tour operates on the last day in Cape Town, and it is not possible to do Robben Island or Winelands if you participate in this optional activity. Please also note that this tour must be cancelled at least 24 hours prior to departure, otherwise 100% cancellation fees will apply. In addition, if bad weather prevents you from going to sea, you will be informed and given a full refund. If strong winds pick up while at sea and a return to shore is required for your safety, you will not be entitled to a refund. In addition, due to variable weather conditions and variable shark activity, diving may not always be possible and is therefore not guaranteed.

Meals Included:

6 Breakfasts and 2 Dinners

Flights & Transport
Airfare included
Group Size:
Standard Group
Accomodations
  • Night 1: International Flight: South African Airways
  • Nights 2-5: Cape Town: Cape Sun Hotel Or Cape Town: President Hotel
  • Nights 6-7: Kruger National Park: Premier Hotel The Winkler
  • Night 8: International Flight: South African Airways
Start City
Cape Town
End City
Johannesburg

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