8-Day Cape Town & Timbavati Safari

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8-Day Cape Town & Timbavati Safari

South Africa
8 days and 7 nights
Departure City:
Cape Town
Departure Date:
Any Date
Cape Town
49 100

Are you ready for an exciting African Safari?

Best of South Africa! Cape Town is arguably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It offers beautiful beaches, breath-taking landscapes, amazing wine and mouth-watering cuisine.

The Timbavati Game Reserve is widely considered as one of the top three reserves in South Africa and one of the top 5 in Africa! It shares an unfenced boundary with the Kruger National Park and the animal sightings are excellent!

Combine Cape Town and the Timbavati Game Reserve and you will have a truly unforgettable safari holiday experience!

Enhance your Trip with?

  • Visit Jessica the Hippo
  • Hot air Balloon Ride
  • Boat ride on the Blyde Lake
  • Whale watching boat cruise (June to November)
  • Shark Cage diving
  • Robben Island tour

What's Included

  • Private guide and vehicle
  • Cape Town City Tour
  • Table Mountain
  • Hout Bay Boat ride to seal island
  • Cape Point & Dias Beach
  • Visit Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
  • Full day in the Cape Winelands
  • Breakfast in Cape Town
  • Flight from Cape Town to Kruger Park
  • All meals and drinks in the Timbavati
  • Two safaris per day in open 4x4 vehicle
  • Flight from Kruger Park to Johannesburg

What's Excluded

  • Tour starts in Cape Town
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Activities not mentioned
  • Premium drinks in the Timbavati
  • Personal Expenditure
  • Gratuities for guide and porters

What to expect?

Day 1 - Cape Town City Tour & Table Mountain

Your Jewel of Africa Safaris tour guide will meet you at Cape Town Airport or anywhere in Cape Town as you start your amazing adventure begins! The day will be devoted to exploring the City of Cape Town. Stops will include the Company’s Gardens, the Cape Town Castle, Signal Hill and Camps Bay. After time for lunch in Camps Bay, you will make your way to the top of Table Mountain with the cable car. From Table Mountain, spectacular views of the city, the Peninsula and Robben Island will leave you in awe.

You will have the opportunity to enjoy dinner at one of the various excellent restaurants the V&A Waterfront has to offer. Please let your guide know where you would like to eat for him/her to make the reservations.

Day 2 - Cape Peninsula Tour

Depart after an early morning breakfast for Houtbay. Here you will embark on a 45-minute boat trip to Duiker Island to visit a huge seal colony. The extremely skilled skipper will guide the boat to almost touching distance of the thousands of seals feeding and playing in the stunning turquoise waters.

Leaving Houtbay behind, embark on a breath-taking drive, known as the Chapman's Peak Drive; arguably the most scenic drive in the world! This drive hugs the near-vertical face of Chapman's Peak, from Houtbay to Noordhoek. Cut into the face of the mountain between 1915 and 1922, the road was at that time regarded as a major feat of engineering.

The road leads to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point. In the nature reserve we visit Cape Point, where the stormy waters of the Atlantic are met by the calming influence of the Indian Ocean. On our way to Cape Town a visit is also made to Boulders Beach, an ideal vantage point to watch the local colony of African penguins.

Day 3 - Cape Winelands

We leave Cape Town behind and take a 40-minute drive to the Cape Winelands where we devote some time to exploring the town of Franschhoek. The French Huguenots brought their knowledge of viticulture with them and, upon receiving land from the Dutch East India Company; many vineyards were established and are today still producing some of the world's finest wines. After lunch, we will visit one of the local wine estates, where we will sample the fine wines they produce.

Simon van der Stel founded Stellenbosch in 1679; the second oldest town in South Africa. The town became known as "the City of Oaks" due to the large number of oak trees that were planted to line the streets. Spend some time to explore this gem before visiting one of the famous wine estates situated in the area.

We will visit a total of 3 wine estates before returning to Cape Town.

Day 4 to 7

Excitement awaits as you board your flight from Cape Town Airport to Hoedspruit airport inside the Greater Kruger Park. Here your ranger from Makanyi Safari Lodge will collect you and take you to the neighboring Timbavati Private Game Reserve, Greater Kruger National Park. This is where you will be staying for the next 4 nights.

On arrival at Makanyi Safari Lodge you have time to check in and freshen before lunch is served and after lunch you will depart for your first afternoon Safari.

You will be participate in two game drives per day, in open top 4x4 vehicle. The morning game drive will leave at dawn and the night drive will leave in the late afternoon. There is always a ranger on stand-by for an optional morning bush walk (included). In the evening you will be treated to pre-dinner drinks in the traditional boma around the fire, followed by one of Makanyi's award winning meals in the candlelit dining room, or out in the open riverbed surrounded by flares and cauldron fires.

Fancy a dinner under the African skies? Enjoy a glass of superb South African wine next to a cosy campfire, while your guide points out the Southern Cross star constellation.

A typical day in the Timbavati is as follows:

  • 6:00 Tee and coffee is served
  • 6:30 Depart for a morning safari activity
  • 9:30 Return to camp for breakfast
  • 11:00 High-tea is served
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 Evening safari activity
  • 19:00 Return to camp
  • 20:00 Dinner

Day 8

After one final morning safari and breakfast you will be transported back to Hoedspruit airport for your flight to Johannesburg remembering all too well the amazing experience you had the last 8 days!

You may leave Africa,

but Africa will never leave you!

Add On's

  • 2 nights Victoria Falls
  • 4 nights Victoria Falls and Chobe National Park
  • 2 nights Hermanus

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