South Africa – Odyssey to Jozi, Kruger and Cape Town

South Africa

Journey Overview


From $26,500 per person


10 Nights


Johannesburg, Kruger & Cape Town


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South Africa – Odyssey to Jozi, Kruger and Cape Town

Picture yourself in the South African bush, encountering the Big 5 in their natural habitat – elephants, lions, buffalos, rhinos, and leopards, either in a safari vehicle or – if you’re lucky – even on foot!

Picture yourself on a sunset cruise, gazing at what’s been crowned the world’s most beautiful city by numerous travel awards, while enjoying conversations with inspiring, fun locals, so you can get a glimpse into real South African life.

Picture yourself in a township, discovering how umqombothi is made (and pronounced), and experiencing part of what Nelson Mandela and Trevor Noah have called home.

Picture yourself learning about South Africa’s history in Johannesburg’s brilliant and simultaneously gut-wrenching Apartheid museum or while speaking to Pat Fahrenfort, who contributed to the nation’s constitution.

This isn’t your plain old group trip on which you’ll be hauled to one touristy spot after another. This is an immersion into what the Telegraph Travel Awards have awarded “Best Country” and “Best City” (Cape Town). This is a local experience curated by locals, coupled with adventure, fun, and luxury.

Our promise to you is to make you feel like you’re coming home and to provide you with an unparalleled journey you will tell your grand kids about.


Upon your arrival at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, a shuttle service awaits to smoothly transport you to your accommodation, marking the beginning of your South African journey.

Johannesburg, often referred to as “Joburg” or “Jozi,” is a dynamic city where history, culture, and modernity converge.


Johannesburg, often referred to as “Joburg” or “Jozi,” is South Africa’s largest city and a dynamic metropolis where history, culture, and modernity converge. This city, with a pivotal role in the struggle against apartheid, showcases its historical significance at sites like the Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill.

Beyond its past, Johannesburg thrives as a multicultural hub, offering a vibrant cultural scene with art galleries, theaters, and diverse dining options. Its green spaces like the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden and Zoo Lake provide a tranquil escape, while a burgeoning tech industry and business districts underline its innovative spirit.

Johannesburg’s dynamic blend of the old and new creates a captivating destination for travelers seeking a multifaceted South African experience.

Upon your arrival at The Peech Hotel, settle into your comfortable accommodation and enjoy a leisurely dinner at the hotel’s restaurant, savoring delicious local and international cuisine. Rest and rejuvenate for the exciting experiences ahead.

Start your adventure with a delightful breakfast at the hotel before heading to Soweto, where you’ll immerse yourself in local culture and traditions. Explore a family home, witness the process of making umqomboti, and savor a traditional lunch, a unique experience that provides a glimpse into South African life. Dive into the rhythm of the region with a Kizomba dance workshop and, in the evening, dine at Marble (additional cost), known for its exquisite culinary offerings.

After another hearty breakfast at the hotel, engage in a weightlifting workshop with Vuyani, learning about fitness and strength. Later, enjoy a leisurely lunch at Kolonaki (additional cost), known for its Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. Spend your free time exploring Rosebank mall or The Zone, where you can shop for local crafts and souvenirs. In the evening, choose between attending an SBK dance social or experiencing the vibrant jazz scene at Marabi (recommended for Thursday nights). This comprehensive itinerary combines cultural immersion, workshops, dining experiences, and leisure time, allowing you to make the most of your stay in Johannesburg while staying at The Peech Hotel.

Your journey from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit by flight is a swift transition from the bustling cityscape to the untamed wilderness of South Africa’s bushveld. Departing from O.R. Tambo International Airport, you’ll embark on a journey of approximately 1 to 1.5 hours, during which you can enjoy scenic views of the landscape evolving from urban sprawl to the picturesque Lowveld region. Upon arrival at Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport, the gateway to renowned wildlife reserves like Kruger National Park, ground transportation arranged by your accommodations or safari lodge will seamlessly carry you to your final destination.


Nestled within the heart of South Africa’s bushveld, Hoedspruit is a captivating town that serves as a gateway to some of the country’s most renowned wildlife reserves. Surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of the Greater Kruger area, Hoedspruit embodies the essence of Africa’s untamed beauty. The landscape here is a mosaic of expansive savannahs, lush riverine forests, and dramatic mountain ranges. It’s a place where the air is filled with the earthy scent of the bush, and the symphony of nature’s sounds serves as your soundtrack. Hoedspruit is not only a haven for wildlife enthusiasts but also a destination where conservation efforts thrive, with numerous rehabilitation centers and wildlife sanctuaries dedicated to protecting the region’s iconic species. The town itself offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere, reflecting the rich cultural tapestry of the region. With its proximity to world-class game reserves and its own unique charm, Hoedspruit invites travelers to embark on unforgettable safari adventures and immerse themselves in the raw, natural allure of South Africa’s wilderness.

Upon your arrival at Lebombo Lodge in Hoedspruit, you’ll be warmly welcomed by the lodge’s staff. After check-in, start your journey with a delicious welcome dinner, prepared by the lodge’s skilled chefs, featuring a fusion of international and African flavors. You’ll dine in a communal setting, sharing stories and experiences with fellow travelers. Later, retire to your elegant suite, where the sounds of the bush will lull you into a peaceful night’s sleep, preparing you for the adventures that await.

Rise early for an exhilarating morning safari in one of the nearby private game reserves or the renowned Kruger National Park. After your safari, return to the lodge for a hearty breakfast, followed by a delicious lunch served with picturesque views of the wilderness. In the afternoon, choose between another exciting safari drive or a guided bush walk, offering a more intimate and educational experience of the flora and fauna in the region. After your adventurous day, gather for a delightful dinner back at the lodge, where you can recount your wildlife encounters and share the day’s highlights with fellow guests.

Start your day with a sumptuous breakfast at the lodge before embarking on another thrilling morning safari to track wildlife and enjoy the natural beauty of the African bush. Upon your return to the lodge, enjoy a well-deserved lunch, perhaps discussing your wildlife sightings with fellow travelers. You’ll have the option to relax at the lodge, take a dip in the pool, or indulge in spa treatments (if available) to rejuvenate during your leisure time. As the sun sets, gather for a memorable farewell dinner, celebrating the experiences and memories created during your stay at Lebombo Lodge. On the following day, before your departure, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy one last morning safari before leaving the reserve.

The journey from Hoedspruit to Cape Town begins at the Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport, where you bid farewell to the captivating wilderness of the Greater Kruger area. After a short and scenic domestic flight of approximately 2 to 2.5 hours, you’ll witness the changing landscapes below, from the African bushveld to the picturesque coastline, before touching down at Cape Town International Airport. As you disembark, Table Mountain, the city’s iconic backdrop, welcomes you to Cape Town’s cosmopolitan charm.


Cape Town, nestled between the majestic Table Mountain and the sparkling waters of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, is a city of unparalleled natural beauty and cultural diversity. With its iconic landscapes, such as the rugged cliffs of the Cape Peninsula and pristine beaches like Camps Bay, the city is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and beachgoers alike. Cape Town’s rich history is palpable in its architecture and historic sites, including the colorful Bo-Kaap district and Robben Island. The city’s vibrant culinary scene, thriving arts community, and bustling waterfront at the V&A Waterfront ensure there’s always something exciting to discover. With its unique blend of natural wonders, multicultural charm, and cosmopolitan flair, Cape Town stands as a destination that leaves an indelible mark on all who visit.

Upon your arrival at the elegant Ellerman House in Cape Town, settle into your luxurious accommodation and head to a Braai (=BBQ) at a friend’s home, savoring delicious food and engaging in conversations about South African life and culture with locals.

Begin your exploration of Cape Town on the second day with a visit to iconic Table Mountain, where you’ll ascend to the summit via the cable car and soak in panoramic views of the city and coastline. This is followed by a guided city tour, including the vibrant Bo-Kaap district, known for its colorful houses and rich cultural heritage. In the evening, set sail on a scenic sunset cruise along Cape Town’s coastline, capturing breathtaking views of the sunset over the Atlantic Ocean. Conclude your day with our special guest and a dining experience at the famous Potluck Club*, celebrated for its innovative and eclectic menu.

On the third day, venture into the picturesque Cape Winelands, where you’ll visit renowned estates, indulge in wine tastings, and savor a gourmet lunch* in a setting surrounded by lush vineyards. Return to Cape Town for dinner at Chefs Warehouse* Constantia, known for its culinary journey through diverse flavors.

The fourth day begins with a visit to the vibrant Neighbourgoods Market at the Old Biscuit Mill, offering an array of artisanal foods and unique crafts. Following your market adventure, embark on a scenic tour of the Cape Peninsula, which includes iconic destinations like Cape Point and Boulders Beach, home to adorable African penguins. You can choose to unwind with a yoga session or a relaxing massage in the afternoon before your last fine dining adventure at Belly of the Beast*.

Leaving Cape Town and eventually making your way home with memories of stunning landscapes and adventures to cherish.

Services Overview

– Flights (Economy Class), e.g.
– New York (EWR) to Johannesburg
– Johannesburg (JNB) to Hoedspruit (HDS)
– Hoedspruit (HDS) to Cape Town (CPT)
– Cape Town (CPT) to Johannesburg (JNB)
– Johannesburg (JNB) to New York (EWR)
– Fully accommodated
– Peech Hotel – Luxury Rooms
– Singita Lebombo – Bush Suites
– Ellerman House – Deluxe House Rooms or House Suite
– Fully mobile – shuttle and driver for the Johannesburg and Cape Town part of the journey (including airport transfers)
– Fully active – all activities mentioned in the journey above
– Fully inclusive – all meals and soft drinks as well as local premium wines & beers included

– Flights to and from your home town to NEW YORK (We’re happy to book them for you for an additional fee)
– Business Class Flight Upgrade (We’re happy to upgrade you for an additional fee)
– Tips & Gratuities
– Added Services, e.g. camera or lens rental for safaris, spa treatments, etc.

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