• Lion at Kapama
    Photo Info Kapama - Ranger Sean Jone
    Discover Majestic Wildlife
  • Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa
    Photo Info Red Carnation Hotels
    Stay in the Luxurious Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa
  • Safari Game Drive at Kapama
    Photo Info Kapama
    Capture Stunning Photos on Safari
  • Elephant at the Spa
    Photo Info Kapama
    Take a "Spa Safari"
  • Cape Town Waterfront
    Explore Beautiful Cape Town
  • Summary
  • Itinerary
  • Pricing
  • Options & Add-ons
On Special

Best of South Africa 2020 - Air Included - From US$3999

Experience adventurous game drives and relaxing spas on this South Africa safari package.

Trip Highlights

Cape Town | Kruger Private Game Reserve

Exclusive Lion World Travel Upgrade

Currently all 2020 Best of South Africa bookings get a complimentary upgrade from Kapama River Lodge to Kapama Buffalo Camp, Kapama Southern Camp Villas or Kapama Karula (upgrade varies by departure date). This complimentary upgrade offer is valued at up to $2200 per person and may end at any time. Contact us for details.

Discover

Ideal photo opportunities of Africa’s big game on safari
Fantastic dining opportunities in Cape Town

Experience

Open-vehicle wildlife safaris on twice daily game drives
Unmatched luxury in accommodations in Cape Town and on safari

Choice

At additional cost:

Enjoy a scenic Cape Peninsula Tour or Cape Winelands full-day tour to the exquisite Franschhoek Valley

Experience the luxury of Kapama Game Lodges on your stay in South Africa.


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Explore South Africa Through the Eyes of Our Guests

 

Day 1 - Depart USA

From the moment you board your International South African Airways flight you feel the warm and friendly African hospitality in every detail of the world class service you are about to experience. Sit back, relax, and get ready for a memorable safari vacation.

Day 2 - Johannesburg / Cape Town

On arrival at Johannesburg’s Oliver Tambo International Airport’s Central Terminal Building, clear immigration, collect your luggage and then clear customs. Re-check your bags for your onward flight to Cape Town.

Arrive in the bustling and vibrant city of Cape Town to enjoy all the best that South Africa has to offer. You will be met by a Lion World Travel representative at the Cape Town Airport and transferred to the luxurious Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa.

The award-winning 5-star Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is situated on Cape Town’s most scenic route. Named for the ruggedly beautiful mountain range that towers behind it, The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is characterized by impeccable design and luxury.

Victoria and Alfred Hotel
Classic Room at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

All the guest rooms are very comfortable, with every attention to detail catered for and the very latest in technology. Every room has air conditioning, entertainment centers with DVD player, and plush bathrobes and slippers, complimentary Wi-Fi as well as international plug points.

Classic Rooms are elegantly decorated in colors inspired by the hotel's natural surroundings and boast world class amenities with a balcony and full height sliding doors.

The majestic Twelve Apostles Mountain Range serves as a backdrop to this magnificent boutique property, with the Atlantic Ocean stretching out in front, as far as the eye can see. Walk along the wilderness trails of the Table Mountain National Park, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, that surrounds the property.

Cape Town Waterfront
Cape Point

The cosmopolitan city of Cape Town lies just fifteen minutes away by complimentary shuttle. It is the most popular tourist destination in South Africa due to its good climate, rich history, culture and scenic beauty, world class restaurants, nightlife and shopping.

At The Spa at the Twelve Apostles you will feel indulged and cared for with splendid luxury, passionate service, generous hospitality and superb food. This is the ideal escape where harmony and tranquility, gently restore body, mind and soul.

Accommodation: Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa – Classic Room

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Add-Ons

Victoria Falls in Style - From USD $1,999

Experience a fabulous blend of luxury tented accommodations, game drives, river cruises and the impressive Victoria Falls for an exciting add-on!

Victoria Falls in Style is a 3-night package. A special add-on package featuring the impressive five-star Houghton Hotel in Johannesburg and the immaculate Stanley and Livingstone Hotel at Victoria Falls has been created for this Best of South Africa safari.

Spend one night in Johannesburg and enjoy two nights in Victoria Falls staying near the Zambezi River where you will experience a guided tour of the wonder of the mighty Falls as well as a tranquil cruise on the Zambezi River.

Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe


Cape Town Day Tours


Cape Town, the Mother City, is a historically, culturally and breathtakingly vibrant city that was recently named the best city in Africa and the second best city in the world by Condé Nast Traveller. From its beautiful natural landmarks to its colourful culture; from decadent wine farms to captivating history and architecture - it’s a tourist heaven. There’s no finer way to savor Cape Town's pleasures than a guided day tour with Thompsons Africa – from wonderful winelands and wine tastings, to riding the cable car to the top of Table Mountain, we’ll take you there in style.

Please note the scheduled tour prices below have additional drop off and pick up points and will have other guests on board. The private tour pricing offers a vehicle and driver just for your use and allows more flexibility – please note that the venues visited will have other guests, it is just the vehicle and driver that is on a private basis. Pricing for both is per person based on a minimum of two people.

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Cape Town City Tour - Half Day

Departs: Daily between 7:35 and 8:30am. Returns: Approx. 12:30pm.

Bo-Kaap in Cape Town

This tour is designed to orientate and give you a full-color insight into the extraordinary magic of Cape Town. First enjoy a cable car ride to the summit of the legendary Table Mountain (weather permitting) for panoramic views, including the City and surrounding layout of this southernmost tip of Africa (tickets are for your own account). Next up is a visit of the country’s oldest colonial building, The Cape Castle and the Company Gardens. Then you’ll be driven past Parliament Buildings, City Hall which is where Nelson Mandela made his first public speech after his release from prison and the Slave Lodge. Next, it’s up the cobblestoned hills to the beautifully colorful homes of the Bo-Kaap in the Malay Quarter. The tour ends on a sparkling note, with a visit to a diamond works where you’ll watch a professional diamond cutter as he creates every girl’s dream stone. Perhaps you’ll be taking one home.


Cape Point Tour - Half Day

Departs: Daily between 7:40 and 8:45am. Returns: Approx. 12:30pm.

Twelve Apostles Mountains in Cape Town

The Cape Peninsula and Cape Point is wild, rugged, and undoubtedly one of the most memorable coastlines you’ll have encountered. The trip begins with a drive along Millionaires Paradise, eyeing the glamorous homes of Clifton Beach and Camps Bay which leave you in no doubt as to how it earned its title. From there, it’s on towards the charming coastal town and working harbor of Hout Bay - translated from Dutch it literally means Wood Bay. Then, driving over the legendary Chapman’s Peak Drive with its breathtaking views you’ll arrive at the Cape of Good Hope Section of the Table Mountain National Park and its rugged, intriguing landscape. Next up is a visit to the delightful African penguin colony at Boulders beach (for your own account, approximately USD $5 per person), before moving on to the historical naval port of Simon’s Town. It’s a wonderful half-day spent on the wilder side of this exquisite Cape coastline.


Stellenbosch Winelands Tour - Half Day

Departs: Mon-Sat between 12:45 and 1:45pm. Returns: Approx. 5:30pm.

Stellenbosch Winelands

Stellenbosch, with its Cape Dutch architecture, is the warm and wonderful heart of the Cape Winelands and is surrounded by stunning wine estates. It’s truly the prettiest town, home to one of the country’s prestigious universities, and you’ll love exploring the fine art galleries, the architecture, the history, and the curious and quaint shops. You’ll be taken on a leisurely drive to become acquainted with the area, before being introduced to the wine-making process in a fascinating cellar tour. Of course you‘ll have a chance to taste the wine for which this area is renowned, and no doubt, you’ll leave with a favorite bottle or two under your arm. Stellenbosch is arguably one of the Province’s most beautiful towns.


Robben Island - Half Day

Robben Island Prison Cell

Board the Robben Island Ferry at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront and take part in a half day Robben Island tour.

For nearly 400 years, Robben Island was a place of banishment, exile, isolation and imprisonment for political "troublemakers" and social outcasts. During the apartheid years Robben Island became internationally known for its institutional brutality. Some freedom fighters spent more than a quarter of a century in prison for their beliefs. Nelson Mandela was one of them.

Those imprisoned on the Island succeeded on a psychological and political level in turning a prison 'hell-hole' into a symbol of freedom and personal liberation. Robben Island came to symbolize, not only for South Africa and the African continent, but also for the entire world, the triumph of the human spirit over enormous hardship and adversity. You will be escorted around the island by an ex-political prisoner, and given insight into the past and how the human spirit triumphs.


Cape Malay Cooking Experience with Cass Abrahams

Departs: subject to chef's availability.

Today you will be picked up at 08h30 for your Cape Malay Cooking with Cass Abrahams Tour. Cass is the foremost authority on the cuisine in the Cape and is a local celebrity. The tour starts with a chat and a coffee with your guide so that you have some background on the people of the Cape, the history of their cuisine and on Cass. Cass realized that for a variety of reasons the cuisine was dying out in the Cape and made it her mission to rescue the recipes. She interviewed the grandmothers in the community and dug in the archives and then wrote a cookbook that became highly sort after by many South Africans. Today you have the opportunity to enjoy a hands-on class with her in her home in the Southern Suburbs. You will cook three to four dishes and then relax over lunch. Please note that no alcohol is served in respect for Cass's Muslim faith.


Sea Kayaking - Half Day

Departs: daily, subject to weather. Please note the tour excludes transport to and from Simon's Town — prices available upon request.

Visit one of the most unique places in the world  a penguin colony in suburban Cape Town. And the best way to see it is from the water. Leave from Simon's Town Waterfront and paddle past the civilian and Naval Harbor and out to Boulder's Beach. After visiting the penguins, stop on a lovely semi-private beach for refreshments, swimming and snorkeling (snorkels and bottled drinking water are provided). Your double kayak is very stable and perfect even if you have no paddling experience.

We can also arrange for you to go cycling, skydiving, sandboarding and abseiling among other activities  please let us know if you would like more information on these activities.


Cape Winelands Tour - Full Day

Departs: Mon-Sat between 8:00 and 9:00am. Returns: Approx. 5:30pm

Cape Winelands

This is a superb day exploring the exceptional Winelands region with its heavenly scenery. The area is rich with history, and you can’t help but feel it as you visit this region. Experience a wine cellar tour, where you’ll learn all about the process of winemaking, and have the chance to savor the wines. Visit the charming little town of Franschhoek, pass by the impressive Huguenot Monument, and enjoy lunch (your own account) – the town is known as the gourmet capital of South Africa. After lunch, the tour takes you over the Helshoogte Mountain Pass to the pretty university town of Stellenbosch. You will have time to stroll through this little town, absorbing the quaintness, and enjoying the shops! A trip to the Winelands isn’t complete without a wine tasting, so you'll visit two different wine estates. During your visit, you’ll be able to purchase your favourite wine to take back home!



Sunset Beach & Dinner - Evening Tour

Departs between 5:30 and 6:00pm. Returns: Approx. 10:00pm.
Only operates Sep - May

Sunset in Cape Town

Join your host and head out of the city before sunset. Savor a chilled glass of sparkling wine while overlooking one of Cape Town’s most beautiful beaches and taking in the sunset. You’ll be shown how to find the Southern Cross in the night sky (if the moon isn’t too bright!), before enjoying dinner at a sensational restaurant offering seafood and South African specialties. If you’re celebrating a special occasion let us know and we can arrange a separate table. As you return to the hotel, you'll enjoy the city lights by night. 


Sunset Champagne Cruise - Evening Tour

Departs: daily subject to weather conditions — times vary according to sunset.

Board a sail boat that will follow the wind for this cruise and allow you to experience sunset and the views of Cape Town at dusk from a different perspective! Typically in a SE Wind direction, you will head out of the Harbour and sail across Table Bay towards Milnerton lighthouse, then return to the protection of Granger Bay in the lee of Table Mountain to watch the sun set, and then motor back to the Waterfront.


Custom Day Tours


We can also tailor make tours to match your interests or simply arrange for you to have a vehicle and driver available with no plan in mind to take you wherever you feel like going. Cape Town has been chosen as the Design Capital for 2014, we can include Architecture, Art, local clothing designers. In addition to the beautiful Winelands, Cape Point and City tours, consider a family day out, to see seals, penguins, monkeys and butterflies; splash out on a hot shopping extravaganza; or indulge in a grand gourmet food and wine tour of golf or bicycle tours.

Half Day Private Tours

Half day private trips depart daily on request and run from either 8:30 am to 12:30pm or 1:30pm to 5:30pm and cover up to 150km’s.

Full Day Private Tours

The full day private vehicle and driver hire departs daily on request with a pick up time of 9:00am, dropping off at 5:30pm and covers up to 250km's.

Both half and full day options exclude all entrances, parking fees, toll fees and any other costs which you would need to settle directly at the venues visited and in the case of parking, with the driver. Touring is done in an air-conditioned 7-seater vehicle with a tour guide.

On Special

This special package includes international roundtrip flights on South African Airways from New York (JFK) to Johannesburg.

Prices are in US Dollars and are per person based on double occupancy accommodations and include fuel surcharges, Government taxes, departure fees and September 11th Security Fee.

US domestic flights from select cities can be added at a special rate starting from US$200 per person, subject to space availability. Please speak to your Africa Specialist for more information.


2020


US$4499 US$3999 per person based on double occupancy
US$1500 single supplement

Valid on the following departure dates:

January 19 *SOLD OUT*
January 23 *SOLD OUT*
February 15 *SOLD OUT*
March 15 - Complimentary Upgrade to Kapama Buffalo Tented Camp *SOLD OUT*
April 7 - Complimentary Upgrade to Kapama Southern Camp, Luxury Villas *SOLD OUT*
April 22 - Complimentary Upgrade to Kapama Karula *SOLD OUT*
October 11 - Complimentary Upgrade to Kapama Buffalo Tented Camp *SOLD OUT*
October 23 - Complimentary Upgrade to Kapama Southern Camp, Luxury Villas *WAITING LIST*
October 25 - Complimentary Upgrade to Kapama Karula
November 5 - Complimentary Upgrade to Kapama Karula *WAITING LIST*
November 15 - Complimentary Upgrade to Kapama Southern Camp, Luxury Villas
November 29 - Complimentary Upgrade to Kapama Southern Camp, Luxury Villas


US$4499 US$3999 per person based on double occupancy
US$990 single supplement

Valid on the following departure dates:

May 11 - Complimentary Upgrade to Kapama Southern Camp, Luxury Villas *SOLD OUT*
May 21 - Complimentary Upgrade to Kapama Southern Camp, Luxury Villas *SOLD OUT*
August 21 - Complimentary Upgrade to Kapama Southern Camp, Luxury Villas *SOLD OUT*
August 31 - Complimentary Upgrade to Kapama Karula
September 4 - Complimentary Upgrade to Kapama Karula *SOLD OUT*
September 10 - Complimentary Upgrade to Kapama Southern Camp, Luxury Villas *SOLD OUT*
September 14 - Complimentary Upgrade to Kapama Karula *SOLD OUT*
September 21 - Complimentary Upgrade to Kapama Karula


HIGH SEASON: US$5199 US$4699 per person based on double occupancy
US$990 single supplement

Valid on the following departure dates:

July 2 - Complimentary Upgrade to Kapama Karula *SOLD OUT*
July 9 - Complimentary Upgrade to Kapama Southern Camp, Luxury Villas
July 13 - Complimentary Upgrade to Kapama Karula *SOLD OUT*
July 19 - Complimentary Upgrade to Kapama Southern Camp, Luxury Villas

 

Inclusions:

  • Round trip international economy airfare from New York (JFK) to Cape Town and back via Johannesburg
  • Domestic flights in South Africa: Johannesburg / Cape Town / Johannesburg / Hoedspruit / Johannesburg
  • Lion World Travel Exclusive for 2020 - Complimentary upgrade to Kapama Karula, Kapama Southern Camp Villas or Kapama Buffalo Camp (ask for details)
  • Beverages on Safari - local alcoholic and selected premium beverages included during your stay at Kapama
  • All services as specified
  • Meals as specified, including dinner at Azure Restaurant
  • Game drives as specified in itinerary
  • Accommodation in standard rooms
  • Transportation in luxury air-conditioned vehicles
  • Sight-seeing as per itinerary led by English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing as indicated
  • Lion World Travel representative Meet and Greet upon arrival

Exclusions:

  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls etc.
  • All other services not mentioned
  • Gratuities/tips for game rangers, tour guides, and drivers
  • Costs of obtaining passports and/or visas
  • Trip Cancellation, Interruption and/or Medical Insurance – please note that insurance for this trip is a mandatory requirement from suppliers in South Africa – proof of insurance must be provided before bookings are confirmed. It is your personal responsibility to ensure you have sufficient insurance coverage.

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TRAVELER TESTIMONIAL

I wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had in South Africa. Kapama was just about perfect. Our safari guide (Matt) was great. If you can you should request him for future Lion Travel guests. Our tracker was also very good. There wasn’t anything any of us wanted to see that he couldn’t track down. I took over 1,000 photos.

All of the transfer and excursion service providers were always waiting for us, very polite and helpful. My feedback to you would be, “don’t change a thing”. I plan on telling everyone I know what a great trip it was and give them your contact info if they’re feeling adventurous.

Thanks again for all your help.
Joe & Pat D.

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