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12 Day | South Africa Big Five Safari and Cape Highlights

Country South Africa
Theme Family Fun | Safari Specials | City Touring | Culture | Food & Wine | First Time Travelers
Time of Year January - December
Budget From $6,195
Duration 12 Days

Itinerary Description

Spend six nights on actual safari as you search for the Big Five including elephant, lion, leopard, rhino and buffalo and at the same time enjoy the comforts of your traditional safari lodges. Visit the Private Game Reserves which border Kruger National Park. End with time in Cape Town, one of the world’s most beautiful cities. The program is a value-added priced package!

SPECIAL – For Option 3, add a 4th night at MalaMala and enjoy it for Free! (Stay 4-Pay 3 applies for travel Jan 10 - Mar / Nov - Dec 15, 2022).

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Day by Day Itinerary

Day 01-02

USA/Johannesburg

Depart today on your overnight international flight to Johannesburg. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Overnight City Lodge at OR Tambo International Hotel.

Day 03-05

Hoedspruit/Private Game Reserve

Take the hotel shuttle back to the airport. Depart today on your scheduled inter-Africa flight from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit or Mpumalanga. On arrival you will be met and transferred by vehicle to your choice of Private Game Reserve. 3 nights Notten’s, Ngala Tented Camp or Tanda Tula.

Day 06

Thornybush or Kirkman's or MalaMala

This morning transfer by vehicle to your next Camp near the Kruger Park. This evening enjoy a night game drive. 3 nights Thornybush Game Lodge, Kirkman’s Kamp or MalaMala Camp.

Day 07+08

Thornybush or Kirkman's Kamp or MalaMala Game Reserve

Enjoy two full days of game viewing. 

Day 09+10

Cape Town

This morning transfer to the Skukuza airport (for Kirkman’s or MalaMala) or Hoedspruit (for Thornybush) where you will board your scheduled inter-Africa flight to Cape Town. Enjoy the use of a vehicle and guide for a full day to take you where and when you want to go. 2 nights Kensington Place.

Day 11-12

Cape Town/Johannesburg/USA

Enjoy the morning at leisure. This afternoon transfer to the airport for your departing flight to Johannesburg. Onward connecting overnight international flight. Welcome home!

Safari Pricing Details

2022 Land Arrangements

All pricing per person double.

Option 1 - Notten's Bush Camp and Thornybush Game Lodge

Jan - Dec 20

From $6,195

Option 2 - Ngala Tented Camp and Kirkman's Kamp

Jan - Dec 20

From $7,295

Option 3 - Tanda Tula and MalaMala

Jan - Dec 20

From $8,850

2021 Land Arrangements - Please Request

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#1 Africa-Only Travel Company

Industry Leaders in Customizable Safaris

The Africa Adventure Company was one of the first boutique travel agencies to offer customizable Africa travel itineraries. Together we can create a trip that includes the experiences and destinations most important to you, your family, or your group.

Value-Added
Adventures

Many travelers expect private and independent safaris to be unaffordable, but our clients are delighted to discover they do not have to join a group of strangers in order to experience a customized safari adventure.

Security &
Safety-Focused

We work with people who will take care of you. Our guides, travel consultants, and tour operators understand the complicated and complex nature of travel in Africa and have decades of experience to ensure your safety at every leg of your trip.

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