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Table Mountain, Cape Town

These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in South Africa, and they showcase some of the routes that we’ve found work particularly well.

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  • Leopard in Kruger National Park

    Mpumalanga self-drive & Kruger safari

    South Africa
    • Drive along the Panorama Route for incredible views over the Drakensberg Escarpment.

    • Stay in a luxurious lodge in the private Sabi Sands Game Reserve.

    • See the Big Five on morning, afternoon and evening game drives in the Kruger.

    • Head out on bush walks with a knowledgeable guide to learn more about the area's wildlife.

    6 days from $3,900pp

  • The Battlefields, South Africa

    Classic KwaZulu-Natal self-drive tour

    South Africa
    • Visit local artisans and sample some of the excellent food on offer in the Natal Midlands.

    • Follow hiking trails independently or with a guide in the striking Drakensberg Mountains.

    • Discover the history of the Battlefields area on a guided tour of two battle sites.

    • Spot the Big Five on morning and afternoon game drives in Zululand Rhino Reserve.

    10 days from $4,285pp

  • Table Mountain South Africa

    Highlights of South Africa self-drive tour

    South Africa
    • Hike up to the summit of Table Mountain for sweeping views over the city and ocean.

    • Learn about Cape Town’s checkered history on a private guided walking tour.

    • Indulge in wine tasting at some of the award-winning estates in the Winelands region and go on a walking tour of the historical town of Stellenbosch.

    • Take relaxing strolls along Plettenberg Bay’s golden sands and enjoy whale and dolphin spotting.

    • Spot the Big Five and other wildlife species on safari in Addo Elephant National Park.

    13 days from $4,365pp

  • Penguins at Boulders Beach, Cape Town

    The Cape Triangle

    South Africa
    • Take in a combination of Cape Town’s greatest highlights by heading to the top of Table Mountain by cable car before joining a privately guided tour of Cape Point Peninsula, alongside a visit to the penguins at Boulders Beach.

    • Sample South Africa’s renowned food and wine scene by tram, hopping between estates and award-winning restaurants for wine flights and pairings in the Cape Winelands.

    • Explore the Cederberg Mountains rugged landscapes on foot, while discovering ancient San rock art.

    9 days from $4,785pp

  • Santorini Mozambique, deck area outside suite

    Luxury Kruger safari & Vilanculos beach

    South Africa and Mozambique
    • Track the Big Five on twice-daily game drives.

    • Discover the 350 bird species found within the Kruger National Park.

    • Enjoy a scenic transfer and marvel at the breathtaking views on the Panorama Route.

    • Kayak, dive and snorkel in Mozambique's warm Indian Ocean waters.

    10 days from $8,800pp

  • Rhinos, Kruger, South Africa

    Cape Town to Kruger: luxury South African rail journey

    South Africa
    • Discover Cape Town’s history and culture on a private walking tour and Robben Island visit.

    • See African penguins and stroll through the Kirstenbosch Gardens on a Cape Peninsula tour.

    • Spend a day wine tasting in the Cape Winelands.

    • Journey across South Africa aboard the Rovos Rail, visiting lesser-known areas of the country.

    • End with a Big Five safari in the Sabi Sands Wildtuin private reserve, bordering the Kruger.

    11 days from $13,680pp

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