Day 1: En Route

Depart from home; en route to Cape Town, South Africa.

Day 2: Cape Town

Today we arrive in Cape Town, South Africa where we are met by our Lark Tours guide. We transfer to Cape Cadogan, a fabulous boutique hotel.
Cape Cadogan (dinner)

Day 3: Cape Town

Today we embark on a private tour of Cape Town's city center. We delve into the beauty, culture, and history of the city, once a stopping point for Dutch ships on their way to Indonesia. We visit the harbor, the Cape Castle, the Bo Kaap, the African market at Greenmarket Square, the Company Gardens, and much more.
Cape Cadogan (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 4: Cape Town

We begin the day by visiting the top of Table Mountain, where the views overlooking the city and the Atlantic Ocean are beautiful. We have a mid morning English tea at the famous Mount Nelson Hotel. That afternoon we enjoy the beautiful Camps Bay area and we do some leisurely shopping at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
Cape Cadogan(breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 5: Cape Town

Today we visit some of the local townships to not only experience this part of South Africa's culture, but also to learn about the history and impact of the Apartheid Era. This also gives us the chance to talk to and mingle with men and women who actually lived through Apartheid in South Africa. We conclude the day with a visit to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for many years.
Cape Cadogan (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 6: Cape Town

Today embark on a private tour of the magnificent Cape Peninsula, also known as the Cape of Good Hope. This all-day tour includes stops at Duiker Island to watch the seal colony, at Boulders Beach where the endemic African Penguins live, and at Cape Point.
Cape Cadogan (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 7: Cape Town

Today we explore the Cape winelands of Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. We tour several vineyards where we have the chance to meet the wine makers and sample some of South Africa's fabulous wines.
Cape Cadogan (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 8: Cape Town/Tsitsikamma National Park

Today we bid farewell to Cape Town and transfer to Tsitsikamma National Park located in South Africa's Garden Route. Here we begin our hike along the Dolphin Trail
Dolphin Trails luxury chalets (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 9 &10: Tsitsikamma National Park

We spend two days leisurely hiking along the scenic coast through the lush forests of the Tsitsikamma National Park. We make plenty of time to enjoy the picturesque views, relax, watch the surrounding wildlife, swim, and much more. This easy hike along the South African coastline is a perfect opportunity to experience the African outdoors.
Dolphin Trails luxury chalets (all meals)

Day 11: Tsitsikamma National Park/Prince Albert

After a 4x4 adventure through Storms Pass, we leave Tsitsikamma National Park and head inland into the Little Karoo region to the town of Prince Albert. Our accommodations are at Dennehof Guest House, a quaint, frontier-style bed & breakfast where we relax as the sun slowly gives way to the vast African night sky.
Dennehof Guesthouse (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 12: Prince Albert

Today we leave for a tour of Die Hel (also known as Gamkaskloof). Die Hel, a fertile valley hidden deep in the heart of the formidable Swartberg Mountain Range, stayed mostly isolated from the world until the 1960’s. Just to get to Die Hel we must navigate the awesome Swartberg Pass, which zig-zags up and down the mountains and along hairpin turns, offering magnificent views of the scenery where every new sight seems better than the last. Peaks tower all around, and the harsh mountainous landscape provides evidence of the Earth’s geological power.
Dennehof Guest House (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 13: Prince Albert/Cape Town

We transfer back to Cape Town en route to Kruger National Park
Cape Cadogan (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 14: Cape Town/Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve

After a refreshing breakfast, we transfer to the airport for our flight to Notten's Bush Camp, located in Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve. That afternoon we set off on safari for our first look at the exciting African wildlife
Notten's Bush Camp (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Day 15 &16: Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve

Over the next two days we embark on many exciting safaris to view the magnificent wildlife that Africa has to offer, such as prides of lions, elusive leopards, herds of elephant, rhinos, Cape Buffalo, and much more. These classic safaris are one of the highlights of visiting Africa and a truly unforgettable experience.
Notten's Bush Camp (all meals)

Day 17: Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve/Johannesburg

After one last memorable safari, we transfer back to Johannesburg where we board our international flights home.

Day 18: En Route

We arrive back home and share all our fabulous stories and photos with friends and family

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This adventure begins with and in-depth exploration of Cape Town and then takes us up the scenic Garden Route along South Africa’s eastern coast. We hike in the lush Tsitsikamma National Park before spending time in the frontier towns of the Little Karoo. We end our adventure with three days of incredible safaris in Kruger National Park.