Cape Town, Kalarhari, Meerkats and Madikwe

13 Days from £5240 per adult. All trip details below can be tailored just for you
13 Days
Tailor-Made Tour
Big Cat Safari
Luxury
Off The Beaten Track

This holiday combines three very contrasting centres – firstly open vehicle safari in fabulous MadiKwe Private Game Reserve, near to the border with Botswana. This reserve is particularly renowned for its excellent sightings of endangered African wild dog as well as the Big Five and plains game. Secondly, visit the serene wilderness of Tswalu Kalahari Private Nature Reserve with its endless horizons. Here you will learn about all aspects of this magical semi-desert ecosystem whilst having the opportunity to see desert-adapted wildlife including enchanting meerkats (suricates), impressive Kalahari black maned lion and more. Finally, enjoy beautiful Cape Town with its Mediterranean climate, iconic Table Mountain, lovely beaches, and historic and natural wonders both on land and offshore. This constitutes an all-round fabulous experience of South Africa with no need to self-drive and malaria-free throughout.

Itinerary

Price from £5240 per adult. Based on sharing double / twin rooms

Day 1 - Depart London

Includes In-flight Meals.

Day 2 - Johannesburg

Arrive Johannesburg and take charter flight to Madikwe Private Game Reserve. Afternoon safari in the reserve. The reserve is a transitional habitat between lowveld and kalahari thornveld and supports a fantastic mammal and bird fauna.

Staying at Thakadu River Camp. Includes All Meals.

Day 3 - Madikwe Private Game Reserve

Enjoy safari activities in MadiKwe Private Game Reserve in search of the Big Five, and other wildlife. The reserve has a population of the highly endangered and charismatic African wild dog and guides can help to track them down.

Staying at Thakadu River Camp. Includes All Meals.

Day 4 - MadiKwe Private Game Reserve

Enjoy another day of safari activities in MadiKwe Private Game Reserve.

Staying at Thakadu River Camp. Includes All Meals.

Day 5 - Tswalu Kalahari Private Game Reserve

A last morning activity in the reserve. Transfer to the airstrip and fly to Jo'burg and take charter flight to Tswalu Kalahari Private Game Reserve.

Staying at Tswalu Motse. Includes All Meals.

Day 6 - Tswalu Kalahari Private Game Reserve

Enjoy the stunning wilderness of Tswalu Kalahari Private Game Reserve on game drives, bush walks or horseback if desired. The 100,000-hectare reserve is the largest private reserve in the country and is committed to conservation and preservation of its natural habitats and wildlife.

Staying at Tswalu Motse. Includes All Meals.

Day 7 - Tswalu Kalahari Private Game Reserve

A day of guided activities in Tswalu Kalahari Private Game Reserve, including wildlife watching on game drives or walks in the awe-inspiring scenery. The semi arid grasslands and open woodland make wildlife viewing very rewarding and there are over 80 species of mammal resident within the reserve and up to 240 species of bird have been recorded.

Staying at Tswalu Motse. Includes All Meals.

Day 8 - Tswalu Kalahari Private Game Reserve

Day of activities at Tswalu Kalahari Private Game Reserve. There is an excellent selection of wildlife to be seen in the reserve and among the more unusual species to be seen are black and white rhinos, African wildcats, aardvarks, cheetahs, gemsbok and two habituated groups of meerkats that allow close approach for a memorable experience.

Staying at Tswalu Motse. Includes All Meals.

Day 9 - Cape Town

Transfer to the airstrip and take charter flight to Cape Town. On arrival there will be a short city tour including Table Mountain (cable car fee payable direct as excursion is weather dependent.)

Staying at Camps Bay Retreat. Includes Breakfast.

Day 10 - Cape Town

Morning tour of the famous Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned. Visit the world-famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

Staying at Camps Bay Retreat. Includes Breakfast.

Day 11 - Cape Peninsula

Enjoy a tour of the beautiful Cape Peninsula, including the attractive sandy beaches, rugged coastlines, the Cape of Good Hope, and the beautiful mountain scenery.

Staying at Camps Bay Retreat. Includes Breakfast.

Day 12 - Cape Town

A day to relax at the beach or take another activity. Transfer to the airport in the evening and depart South Africa on flight to London.

Includes In-flight Meals.

Day 13 - Arrive UK

Includes In-flight Meals.

Travel Info

Are Flights Included?
Yes

Flight Info:
Fly from London to Johannesburg, return from Cape Town.

Area Specialist

Alan Godwin
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Accommodations upgrade choices in Cape Town and Madikwe.
Perhaps add 2-3 nights in Hermanus/Grootbos to enjoy the fynbos flora and whale-watching season (Jun-Oct). Upgrade choices in Cape Town and Madikwe.

If you have any queries about this tour please feel free to call me directly on +44 (0)1803 866965 or...

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Thakadu River Camp: -24.802656, 26.459779
Tswalu Motse: -27.304486, 22.358208
Camps Bay Retreat: -33.946529, 18.380731