Extraordinary South Africa

Greater Kruger National Park, Cape Town & the Winelands
10 nights private tour from $6,100 Per Person

Incredible wildlife encounters, immersive experiences and delectable fine wine awaits you as we take you on a journey through some of the most extraordinary parts of South Africa. From exploring the wilderness in style on safari, to stand-up paddling boarding on the rugged coastline of Cape Town. Top this off with world-class restaurants and indulgent wine tasting in the staggeringly beautiful Winelands, and you’ll leave South Africa wanting to come back for more.

Extraordinary South Africa
At a glance
  • Spend a night under the stars as you fall asleep in a four-poster bed on Garonga’s sleep-out deck, overlooking a waterhole.

     

  • Delve into the wilderness of the Makalali Conservancy, tracking animals in an open-top safari vehicle.

  • Paddle in the Atlantic Ocean on SUP’s, as you explore the coastline surrounding Boulders Beach in Cape Town and observe penguins and seals.

  • Delight your taste buds with mouth-watering cuisine and world-class wines in Franschhoek.

Journey highlights
  • Spend a night under the stars as you fall asleep in a four-poster bed on Garonga’s sleep-out deck, overlooking a waterhole.

     

  • Delve into the wilderness of the Makalali Conservancy, tracking animals in an open-top safari vehicle.

  • Paddle in the Atlantic Ocean on SUP’s, as you explore the coastline surrounding Boulders Beach in Cape Town and observe penguins and seals.

  • Delight your taste buds with mouth-watering cuisine and world-class wines in Franschhoek.

  • Extraordinary itinerary:Our Extraordinary Journeys offer unforgettable cutting-edge hotels, experiences and restaurants with a focus on design, fashion and innovation
Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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There is no bad time to go on safari in the Kruger National Park. The experience does, however, change from month to month. In the summer months (October to March), it gets very hot. The verdant vistas are all the more spectacular because of the rains, but this means that the foliage is denser, water is more abundant and game is therefore trickier to see. There are lots of beautiful migratory birds during the summer months. While the daytime temperature in the winter months (May to September) is ideal, it does get a little chilly at night and in the early morning.

Cape Town is a year-round destination. The summers are generally warm and dry, while winters tend to be wet and cool, the rains brought on by fierce north westerly gales. Neither season experiences extremes of temperature, thanks to prevailing winds. Summer (Nov-Mar) is the hottest with temperatures 20-40°C. Mid season (Apr, May, Sep, Oct) temps between 10-30°C. Winter (from June- Aug) is the low season with temps 0-25°C.


Price Guide: (Per Person based on double occupancy and excludes international flights)

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  • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
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December $6,800 $1,700 plan your trip
January $6,800 $1,700 plan your trip
February $6,500 $1,600 plan your trip
March $6,500 $1,600 plan your trip
April $6,500 $1,600 plan your trip
May $6,100 $1,500 plan your trip
June $6,100 $1,500 plan your trip
July $6,500 $1,600 plan your trip
August $6,500 $1,600 plan your trip
September $6,500 $1,600 plan your trip
October $6,500 $1,600 plan your trip
November $6,800 $1,700 plan your trip
  • December
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,800
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    $1,700
  • January
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,800
    Deposit from*
    $1,700
  • February
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,500
    Deposit from*
    $1,600
  • March
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,500
    Deposit from*
    $1,600
  • April
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,500
    Deposit from*
    $1,600
  • May
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,100
    Deposit from*
    $1,500
  • June
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,100
    Deposit from*
    $1,500
  • July
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,500
    Deposit from*
    $1,600
  • August
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,500
    Deposit from*
    $1,600
  • September
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,500
    Deposit from*
    $1,600
  • October
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,500
    Deposit from*
    $1,600
  • November
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public vacations) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveler pricing is available upon request.
    $6,800
    Deposit from*
    $1,700
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Itinerary

Fly to Johanesburg then Hoedspruit
Day 1-6

Makalali Game Reserve

Upon arrival in Johannesburg, you will connect on to your flight to Hoedspruit, the gateway to the Kruger. Feel your excitement build as you are whisked away to the private Makalali Conservancy, which is west of the Kruger National Park. You’ll arrive at Garonga Safari camp, a bush retreat which has a luxurious simplicity about it. Your feet won’t be on the ground for long as you arrive just in time for your afternoon game drive. Hop into the open-top safari vehicle and let your excitement wander as you keep your eyes peeled for wildlife in the bush. Marvel at a herd of elephants majestically ambling by and wait in anticipation for a lion sighting, as you scan the ground for footprints. You’ll end your game drive at a scenic sundowner spot; with a gin and tonic in hand, gaze out at the horizon as the burnt orange glow of the sun settles on the landscape surrounding you. End your incredible day indulging in mouth-watering cuisine on the camp terrace, under a glistening sky of stars. 

For the rest of your time here you will encounter more spectacular wildlife and immerse yourself in Garonga’s unique safari style. After an action-packed safari, end your day by sinking into tranquillity in the ‘star bath’, best shared with your loved one, and gaze up at the endless sky with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc in hand. Feel your senses awaken as you venture out on the ultimate nature walk, tracking wildlife on foot whilst being led by an expert guide. Feel the serenity of the wilderness as you sleep out under the stars; this is the ultimate glamping experience as you sink into your luxurious king size bed on Garonga’s sleep-out deck, after relishing on a sumptuous private dinner and bottle of bubbly, overlooking a waterhole.  

Accommodation: Garonga Safari Camp ( 5 nights )
Day 6-9

Cape Town & the Western Cape

Cape Town awaits you. After a final morning game drive, cramming in some final wildlife encounters, you will fly to Africa’s mother city. You will have a VIP meet and greet service and be fast tracked through the airport to meet your driver. As you enter Cape Town, you’ll see Table Mountain towering over the city bowl, and catch a glimpse of the glistening Atlantic Ocean in the distance. You’ll arrive at Kensington Place, a boutique hotel oozing with elegance, backdropped by Table Mountain and surrounded by peaceful gardens. Delve into this captivating city and uncover its delights over the next 3 days. Experience the penguin colony of Boulders Beach with a twist, as you feel the thrill of stand-up paddle boarding in the ocean, observing penguins, seals and an array of birdlife. Instead of taking the cable car to Table Mountain, why not take a hike up and reward yourself with a delicious picnic and a glass of wine at the top, contemplating the extraordinary view over the rugged coastline.  If you are a keen foodie, we can recommend some of Cape Town’s top restaurants; head to Kloof Street House, an eccentric restaurant bursting with character, and relish on fine cuisine in the intimate, fairy-lit garden. 

Accommodation: Kensington Place ( 3 nights )
Day 9-11

Franschhoek

Now it’s time to head to South Africa’s gourmet capital, Franschhoek. You’ll be whisked away to the Winelands, passing lush green mountains dotted with plum orchards and abundant vineyards. Your base for the next couple of nights is Leeu House, a contemporary hotel steeped in creativity and style. After settling into your hotel, amble down the street of Franschhoek, passing Cape Dutch architecture, boutique cafes and art galleries, before arriving at the wine tram station. Indulge your senses as you glide through Franschhoek’s vineyards on the tram, getting hooked on world class wine as you hop on and off at various vineyards and relish on local cheeses and charcuterie, with the Winelands’ phenomenal scenery surrounding you. On your last full day in South Africa, you’ll visit the world renowned Babylonstoren, enjoying a guided walk around this abundant vineyard and of course, indulging in more wine tastings. This afternoon, why not head out on a guided cycling tour through the valley or if you would like a slow paced afternoon, sink into tranquillity by the glistening pool at Leeu House, before strolling down the road to Le Petite Colombe, to devour a three-course dinner, cooked up by one of South Africa’s top chefs.   

Accommodation: Leeu House ( 2 nights )
Fly home from Cape Town
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you.
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

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When to visit

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  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D
Best time to visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit

There is no bad time to go on safari in the Kruger National Park. The experience does, however, change from month to month. In the summer months (October to March), it gets very hot. The verdant vistas are all the more spectacular because of the rains, but this means that the foliage is denser, water is more abundant and game is therefore trickier to see. There are lots of beautiful migratory birds during the summer months. While the daytime temperature in the winter months (May to September) is ideal, it does get a little chilly at night and in the early morning.

Cape Town is a year-round destination. The summers are generally warm and dry, while winters tend to be wet and cool, the rains brought on by fierce north westerly gales. Neither season experiences extremes of temperature, thanks to prevailing winds. Summer (Nov-Mar) is the hottest with temperatures 20-40°C. Mid season (Apr, May, Sep, Oct) temps between 10-30°C. Winter (from June- Aug) is the low season with temps 0-25°C.

Extraordinary South Africa
Extraordinary South Africa

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your holiday.

Plan your trip

Why Scott Dunn?

At Scott Dunn, we live and breathe travel. An insatiable appetite to discover the world runs through everything we do. We relish the planning and revel in the detail. We know it’s the smallest touches that make the biggest difference, and we stop at nothing to make every trip not only exceptional but totally unique.

  • Every itinerary is crafted from scratch, based around exactly what’s important to you
  • Packed full of unique experiences, hand-picked by our journeys team
  • Expert local guides enrich your experience in every destination
  • Your own dedicated Travel Specialist who will take care of every detail of your trip
  • We have a 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • We offer flexibility and financial protection to give you total peace of mind

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