Start/End: Start at Cape Town & End at Johannesburg
Days 1 – 4: Explore Cape Town & Beyond
Collect your rental car on arrival at Cape Town International Airport & drive to the Steenberg Hotel for 3 nights on a bed & breakfast basis.
With three full days and a car at your disposal, you can easily fit in all the highlights. Your base is the Steenberg Hotel, a 30-minute drive from the city on an exclusive golf estate in the Constantia Winelands. Table Mountain, Boulders Beach penguin colony and Cape Point all lie within easy reach and depending on the time of year, you can go whale-watching, shark-cage diving and hiking too. There are 2 pools, a spa and opportunities to play golf on one of Cape Town’s top courses. Take advantage of the in-house restaurant or sample a local eatery.
Days 5 – 7: A Room with a View – Knysna
Self-drive your way along the Garden Route to the town of Knysna. Check in at Kanonkop House overlooking the lagoon. Enjoy 3 nights on a bed & breakfast basis.
It’s a fairly long drive today but the scenery doesn’t disappoint. Once you reach the coast, long sandy beaches flanked by forested mountains announce the appearance of the much-loved Garden Route. Make your way to the town of Knysna and your accommodation – Kanonkop House, a clean-lined, hill-top guesthouse with the best views in town. Activities in the area range from golf, water-skiing and mountain biking to canoe and hiking trails, elephant encounters and marine tours. There are plenty of local restaurants to choose from and your hosts will help you plan it all.
Days 8 – 10: A Private Affair – Plettenberg Bay
It’s a short drive from Knysna to Plettenberg Bay where you’ll spend 3 nights at stylish Kurland on a bed & breakfast basis.
A short drive from Knysna takes you to Plettenberg Bay, a sporting playground and home to some of the best beaches in South Africa. You’ll be based at Kurland, a family owned and managed country house set on a private polo estate. Facilities include a spa, restaurant, pool and gym; the leafy rural surroundings make an idyllic backdrop for golf, tennis, quad biking and horse riding. Home to a gorgeous honeymoon suite and offering plenty of privacy, Kurland is also very family-friendly and offers child-minders, a children’s pool and games room.
Days 11 – 14: A Big 5 safari
Drive to Port Elizabeth Airport to return your car & catch your flight to the Kruger via Johannesburg. Transfer to Savanna Lodge in the Sabi Sands Private Reserve for 3 full days of game viewing. Four nights on a full-board basis.
It’s a 2.5 hour drive to Port Elizabeth where you return your car and catch a flight to the Kruger National Park. Your destination is Savanna Lodge in the Sabi Sands Reserve, a set of private game reserves adjoining the Kruger. With 3 full days to look forward to, you’ll enjoy exclusive sightings of the Big 5 – lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo – as well as expert guiding and extra activities such as night drives and nature walks. Families with children aged 8 and over are welcome at the lodge; the 4-sleeper Savanna Suite makes ideal accommodation and comes with its own vehicle and guide.
Day 15: The Journey Ends
Flight back to Johannesburg & your onward connection.
After breakfast at Savanna you’ll transfer to a local airport for your flight back to Johannesburg and your onward connection.
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Accommodation, Meals as specified, Group B car rental from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, 2 Daily Activities at Savanna Lodge, Local Drinks & Laundry at Savanna Lodge, Flights Port Elizabeth to Nelspruit, Flight Nelspruit to Johannesburg, Road Transfers as specified, Park fees, Airport taxes in Maun.
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The trip was sensational and tailored to our needs. Simply fantastic!
The care by Walter was great from planning to leaving Johannesburg. The accommodations were perfectly chosen. If after a few days you thought it could not be better, you were told otherwise. It was an increase every day, with the 3 days safari in the Kruger, including overnight in tree house, the grand finale.
I would book a trip anytime again at Safari Online.
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They provide us the most taylored and customized honeymoon possible! everything was much better than we expected. We loved the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere and everyone made us feeling so incredibly special and gave us a unique insight. Over our game drives we managed to see all the big five plus some!!
Trip of a lifetime: Five countries, six camps, Vic Falls, Big Five plus more game
In June/July 2016 we undertook a trip to Southern Africa to fulfill a lifelong intention. We stayed at six camps, safari style, and had a great time. All of our expectations were met or even exceeded. For example, we never expected to see honey badgers or sitatunga, given the secretive nature of those species, but we did! All travel arrangements and connections worked smoothly, which is astonishing since we had several dozen transfers and meeting points; all of the connecting personnel were prompt, professional, and welcoming.
I was already last year in South Africa and Zambia organized by Safari Online. It was a absolutely gorgeous trip. Everything was perfect. This was the reason I booked this year in May and June an new trip to South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. I got everything I expected. It was a dream again. I know I´m coming back.
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The communications and service from Walter was excellent, and we were continuously fully informed. The information package and book received on arrival were excellent. We felt that we had been allocated carefully selected lodges at each camp and every detail met or exceeded our expectations.
The safari tour was wonderful, and a particular feature was the variety offered at each location which combined perfectly
Experience of a lifetime and wonderful service!!
Our extended family (16 travellers, including 8 children under ten years of age!) went on a wonderful safari adventure curated and organised by Walter Kohrs of Safari Online. It could not have been any better than we experienced. From our time in Cape Town, to visiting Victoria Falls, all the way through Zimbabwe and finally wrapping up at the amazing Chobe Safari Lodge, all the locations chosen by Walter were amazing.
His attention to detail, willingness to fine-tune and excellent responsiveness (over a period of several months!) could not have been better. He took time to visit us personally upon our arrival in South Africa, with lovely gift-packs and shared a wealth of advice, recommendations and tips. I cannot recommend Safari Online (and Walter Kohrs in particular) any higher. Absolutely amazing.
We had a wonderful holiday with no hitches, perfectly planned for us and so professional.
Though we live in Australia, Safari online made planning for our family holiday so easy. Walter understood our requirements and nothing was too much trouble. The holiday was everything we wanted it to be and so much more. Every camp was ideally suited for our family and we loved each day, every early morning and evening game drive. Thank you to Walter for his attention to detail and his friendly, professional and caring manner. It was a trip of a lifetime and one that we will talk about forever.
We have booked at the Elephant Plains Lodge. We stayed there for a few nights and went on safaris. The lodge, the guide, the food and all the animals we have seen were fantastic. Really an outstanding experience. We can recommend Elephant Plains to everybody. Maybe you will not be as lucky as we were, becaucse we have seen the Big 5! But however you will not forget your stay at Elephant Plains.
Karina was absolutely instrumental to our safari success.
Our experience with Safari Online was excellent. After becoming very frustrated trying to search for a safari destination on our own, we turned to Karina for help and she was a lifesaver. She responded to our requests promptly and gave us several options with links to each option; we ultimately chose Lukimbi. She then coordinated our flights to and from the property, arranged the drivers necessary to get us from the airport to the lodge and back again, and sent the appropriate paperwork to each of us to verify each step of the process. We had an amazing safari adventure at the lodge–the experience of a lifetime–and are so grateful for her help. We literally couldn’t have done it without her!
Exceptional service ensuring a wonderful holiday. Highly recommended
Attention to detail & service provided was first class, from our very first email to the last day of our trip. Walter went above and beyond to ensure that we were notified of any changes, even up to our last day with a change to our flight time, at short notice. The safari was so much more than expected, from the rustic to the exceptional, every camp was different in it’s own way and our highlights are hard to single out just one as each camp was great.