Itinerary Details

Upon your arrival at Cape Town International airport (CPT), you will be welcomed by a Rahhalah representative and will be transferred to your hotel.

Note: Arrival time should be in the morning, before 12pm.
Cape Town is a port city on South Africa’s southwest coast, on a peninsula beneath the imposing Table Mountain (which is also known as the most famous landmark of the city). Its striking, platform-like surface, along with Signal Hill, Lion's Head and Devil's Peak, dominate the city skyline. South Africa's capital city combines cosmopolitanism, culture, remarkable architecture and the best of nature.

In the afternoon, at around 3pm, you will embark on a short city sightseeing tour (2 hours), during which you will get acquainted with the city, including places lies Bo-Kaap (a Muslim neighborhood with colorful houses) the Company Gardens, or the Castle of Good Hope.

Accommodation: Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town (4-star) or similar.

After breakfast, starting around 8am you will ride the famous classic sidecars of the town for a mini tour around the peninsula. Among other things, you will visit the False Bay side via the Chapmans Peak Drive, and you can taste local delicacies in the picturesque harbor towns.

Then, you will head to the historic Simon’s Town: a village with charming Victorian architecture, a naval base and a large penguin colony at the beautiful Boulders Beach. Boulders Penguin Colony include a growing number of endangered African Penguins.

You will return to the hotel at around 1pm, to refresh before leaving again at around 2:30pm, this time for a Robben Island Tour (weather permitting). You will board the Robben Island Ferry for a trip across the bay to the infamous maximum-security prison that once was home to various political prisoners, including Nelson Mandela. From the 17th to the 20th centuries, Robben Island served as a place of banishment, isolation and imprisonment. Today it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a museum: a poignant reminder of the price paid for freedom.

Accommodation: Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town (4-star) or similar.

After breakfast, you will head to the Table Mountain National Park: another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located in the southwestern tip of Africa, the park covers the mountainous scenery that stretches from Table Mountain in the north, to Cape Point in the south of the Cape Peninsula. Two world-famous attractions lie within the park: Table Mountain and the Cape of Good Hope.

You will reach the top with the aerial cableway and, from there (at 1067 meters above sea level), you will abseil, having below Camps Bay, the Atlantic Seaboard and the deep blue ocean with the Twelve Apostles at your side. The Table Mountain Abseil is guaranteed to get boost your adrenaline levels. The activity includes all equipment and safety briefing. After the abseil, there is a pleasant 30-min hike, with amazing views, to get back to the top.

Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure, before the group reassembles for dinner with an African drumming show.

Accommodation: Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town (4-star) or similar.

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg. Upon your arrival there, you will be welcomed by a new Rahhalah representative.

You will start your exploration with Soweto: famous as the home of many freedom fighters in South. There, you will embark on a 2-hour bike tour, learning on the way details of the history and culture of the place. The bike route will take you through places like Vilakazi Street, with Nelson Mandela's house and the Hector Pieterson museum, migrant workers hostels, churches and local community meeting places, where you can experience African customs and traditions, plus singing and dancing to traditional African music.

The tour ends at Lebo's Soweto Backpackers, where you can relax a bit before heading to your hotel in Johannesburg. Johannesburg, also known as Jozi, Joburg, or "The City of Gold", is the largest city in South Africa and one of the 50 largest urban areas in the world. Its history began as a 19th century gold-mining settlement. With around 6 million trees, Johannesburg is also the world's largest man-made urban forest. The city is certainly one of the greenest in the world, considering that the natural landscape is savannah.

Accommodation: The Peech Hotel (4-star) or similar.

After breakfast, you will head to Mpumalanga which, in Zulu, means "the place where the sun rises", and is situated in the east of South Africa, bordering Eswatini and Mozambique. Two of the major highlights of this province ae the southern half of the Kruger National Park and the iconic Blyde River Canyon.

You will follow the historical Panorama Route, a scenic road in the Mpumalanga Province which features sensational views of breathtaking natural wonders, fascinating rock formations, impressive waterfalls and wonderful fauna and flora. The most popular stretch of the route is R532 that winds its way from the town of Sabie via a selection of graceful waterfalls - the Sabie Falls, Bridal Veil Falls, Mac Mac Falls - to God's Window, the Blyde River Canyon, Bourke's Luck Potholes and the three Rondavels.

A visit to God's Window is a “must”. A steep footpath along the edge of the escarpment from the parking area leads to a panoramic viewpoint where majestic cliffs plunge over 700 meters to the Lowveld. On a clear and sunny day, it is possible to see the famous Kruger National Park, as well as the Lebombo Mountains.

Don't miss the Three Rondavels: one of the most famous sightings along the Panorama Route. Situated along the third largest canyon in the world, the site offers fantastic views of the surrounding formations. The view of the 'Three Sisters' is known as one of the best in South Africa.

After having a long drive (approx 7-8 hours) with several mesmerizing scenic stops and views, Upon your arrival, you will check in in your lodge and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Accommodation: Ndhula Luxury Tented Lodge (4-star) or similar.

The Kruger National Park is the most famous national park in South Africa and the largest wildlife sanctuary, offering one of the best wildlife experiences. It is home to 147 mammal species including the "Big Five" (leopard, lion, rhino, elephant, buffalo), as well as approximately 507 bird species, 114 reptile species, 49 species of fish and 34 amphibian species.

Within Kruger National Park is Skukuza: the park's official administrative headquarters and the most visited camp during one’s safari in the park. In Skukuza you may not have to go out looking for Africa's big five, as these animals could potentially be observed from the deck of the Cattle Baron restaurant. Lions, leopards and cheetahs regularly kill their prey on the green lawns of the Skukuza golf course or cricket club.

Accommodation: Ndhula Luxury Tented Lodge (4-star) or similar.

Enjoy a day at leisure, surrounded by the grandeur of the landscape, the abundant wildlife of the area, and the comfort of your lodge.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit Chimp Eden (optional): the sanctuary for the chimpanzees that have survived the bushmeat trade, are orphaned, traded in the illegal pet market, or rescued from being traumatized for entertainment in circuses, beach resorts and nightclubs.

The chimpanzees at Chimp Eden have the opportunity to enjoy a risk-free environment, receiving all the necessary attention to recover from the trauma they have experienced. They spend their days in semi-wild enclosures, and show normal social interaction and behavioral patterns as group members. There are currently three different chimp groups and enclosures at the South African sanctuary. There are viewpoints overlooking the forest and “foraging areas’ from where visitors and volunteers can observe and study the primates.

Accommodation: Ndhula Luxury Tented Lodge (4-star) or similar.

After an early morning check-out, you will drive to Johannesburg International Airport (approx 6-7hours drive) for your flight back to home.

Note: Return flight should be evening, after 7pm.