South Africa’s top three destinations are showcased on this itinerary and your accommodation has been chosen to put you at the heart of each. Opening with a waterside hotel at Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, the tour also introduces you to a different side of the Cape: its winelands, a rural region of gourmet food and wine set under sunshine and craggy mountains. There is plenty to see and do within walking distance of both your accommodations in the Cape, and the well-paced itinerary allows time for you to explore, whether on your own or on an organised day tour.
Then it is a short domestic flight to a complete change of climate and environment. You arrive close to the Kruger National Park but your final destination is a private reserve lying on the park’s western border: the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, a conservation area whose reputation has been built on its stellar wildlife sightings. A landscape of thorned trees and long grass, this is where you are on the lookout for the famous Big 5 – lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino – as well as a wealth of other animals from hippos and giraffes to baboons and warthogs.
Delivering great value, this tour would be ideal for couples as well as solo travellers looking for affordability and a classic South African experience. Families will like it too: the Cape accommodation is family friendly and offer a great range of sharing experiences while your safari lodge, Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge, is one of the best family lodges in the reserve – offering supervised, fun and educational activities for toddlers to teens.