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Cape Town & Safari Express

Cape Town & Safari Express

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Travel Style: For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
9 days
From: $ 1,999 $ 222 / day
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Overview

Highlights

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

Short Description

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!

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Airfare included
Start City Cape Town
End City Johannesburg

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

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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.

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Aug-26-2019Sep-03-2019$ 2,199Limited Reserve
Sep-23-2019Oct-01-2019$ 2,199Limited Reserve
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Jan-13-2020Jan-21-2020$ 1,999Limited Reserve
  • Deposit Price: $ 300
  • Single Supplement (Single Occupancy): $ 250

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Cape Town & Safari Express

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An unforgettable trip. My famiiy had an excellent time in a wonderful country. The Smartours staff is trained and they let you know the history of each city. Very grateful to our guide Charlie Sayers. He was committed, knowledgeable and funny.
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My daughter and I just completed what has been one of the most memorable and exciting trips we’ve ever had (and we have traveled a lot...). The entire package was top notch, we enjoyed fantastic hotels (Sabi River Sun Resort is out of this world!), superb tour guides (Desmond Clark in Cape Town, Charles Sayers in Johanesburg/Hazyview/Kruger, and Rufus in Kruger), an excellent quality of the motor coaches, and had the option to select a rich and diverse variety of tours, some included and some optional. You can’t miss the optional white shark cage diving experience – will generate memories to cherish for life! I’d rate this tour package 11 out of 10 points. In fact, it was recently recognized as a great value by the New York Times. Highly recommended!
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I really enjoyed being able to choose the optional tours in Cape Town

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My wife and I took their Cape Town and Safari Express tour to South Africa for our honeymoon. It was a trip of a lifetime. I really enjoyed being able to choose the optional tours in Cape Town or just doing our own thing. The guides were very knowledgeable and helpful. The hotels were excellent. We saw the big 5 on the safari and more! I will definitely look into traveling with SmarTours again.
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Amazing Adventure!

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South Africa has been on my bucket list for a long time, and Smartours did not disappoint with the Cape Town and Safari Express. It was well planned, and all the optional tours were well worth it and a great value. The Safari was EXCELLENT and the park ranger Elvis was great! We saw all of the big 5 in our March 2017 tour. An exceptional value and I highly recommended. Great job, Smartours!
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Amazing trip!

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What a trip! Cape Town and Safari express trip was incredible! Being a first timer with this tour group, I was skeptical, especially with their reasonable prices. I paid $1,799.00 for a 9 day trip to Africa, where other companies are charging between 3 or 4 thousand dollars for this trip. So, I decided to make sure they were a legitimate operation, so I went to their NYC office to check it out. It was a pretty large operation in a nice office, so I decided to book the trip. We went to Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Pretoria. The Safari was amazing, and the prices couldn't be beat. I learned so much about South Africa. I would like to return again, next time bring my daughter, and maybe take one of the longer trips in their brochure.
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We Loved It!

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Just returned from Cape Town and my family and I had a great time! We signed up for all the optional tours and were on the go the first 3-4 days but it was well worth it. Dress warm for Table Top Mountain. If you want to enjoy a little night life go down to Long Street. The African Cafe is a must if you want to try true South African cuisine and African music. If you are willing to get up really early try and watch the sun rise on Signal Hill....its so beautiful. Once you leave Cape Town the remaining of the trip slows down. Day 6 is a full day of travel. It would have been nice to drive around or visit a monument/place in Johannesburg. If you luck up to get Rufas as your tour guide at Kruger Park you are in for a great time.
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Optional Activities

Cape Town and Safari Express tours below are the details:

  • Cape town: Half-day cultural heritage tour & township tour from approx. $40 per person
  • Cape town: Full day cape peninsula tour from approx. $70 per person
  • Cape town: Robben island tour** from approx. $23 per person
  • Cape town: Winelands tour from approx. $53 per person
  • Cape town: Half-day city & table mountain tour from approx. $35 per person, plus cable car ticket fee
  • Cape town: Full day great white shark cage diving***from approx. $159 per person, including breakfast, packed lunch and transfers

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

Trip ID#:

CapTowSma

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

Meals Included:

6 Breakfasts and 2 Dinners

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