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Safari in Africa

from $8,999

Expedition to unexplored lands and immerse yourself into the vast space of wildlife.

  • Reviews 1 Review
    4/5
  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Discovery, Family, Guided Tours, Jungle, Trekking, Wildlife
  • Activity Level Extreme
    7/8
  • Group Size Large Group
    16
All about the Safari in Africa.

Thrill to seeing wild animals in their natural environment and be stunned by their majesty. Explore Cape Town, ride to the top of awe-inspiring Table Mountain and travel to the Cape of Good Hope at the southern tip of the continent. Whatever site you’re visiting on this incredible adventure, delight in seeing diverse plant and animal life and spectacular scenery!

  1. Day1 South Africa

    Arrive at Cape Town

    Welkom! Upon exiting customs, be greeted by an Adventures by Disney representative who escorts you to your transfer vehicle. Relax as the driver assists with your luggage and takes you to the Table Bay Hotel.

    Table Bay Hotel

    Unwind from your journey as your Adventure Guide checks you into this spacious, sophisticated, full-service hotel located on the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Ask your Adventure Guide for suggestions about exploring Cape Town on your own.

    On Your Own Afternoon and Dinner in Cape Town

    Explore Cape Town, the ”Mother City” of South Africa, which rests beneath the majestic Table Mountain on the edge of sandy white beaches and shimmering azure waves. Roam the picturesque Victoria & Alfred Waterfront with pathways that wind past the city’s enticing cafés, open-air markets and the celebrated Two Oceans Aquarium. Ask your Adventure Guides to recommend the ideal restaurant for dinner that would fit your family’s needs.

  2. Day 2 Cape Town

    Welcome Orientation and Breakfast

    Say goeie môre (”good morning” in Afrikaans) to your fellow Adventurers during a breakfast and exclusive orientation with your Adventure Guides.

    The District Six Museum and Lunch

    Visit the District Six Museum, which chronicles the injustice and racial intemperance dating from South Africa’s apartheid period. From the museum, it’s a short hop to a local restaurant to satisfy your appetite at lunch, choosing from a variety of meat dishes or a tasty vegetarian plate from a set menu.

    Table Mountain Aerial Cableway and Nature Walk*

    Enjoy an exciting ride on the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway to the summit of Table Mountain. Then, take a privately guided nature walk along a series of paved paths through the fynbos—one of the world’s most diverse floral kingdoms—and see spectacular views from your towering perch!

    City Walking Tour and Shopping at Greenmarket Square

    After lunch, stroll through the city’s historic center and visit landmarks including Company’s Garden Park, the Houses of Parliament, St. George’s Cathedral and Greenmarket Square—where there are dozens of stalls featuring crafts and handmade goods from across the African continent! Afterwards, return by motor coach to the hotel, where the remainder of the afternoon is yours to enjoy as you wish.

    Celebration of Africa Dinner

    Get in the groove with an interactive drumming class and be entertained by over 1,000 years of legend, history and artistry wrapped in the mystical wisdom of African proverbs. Then, revel in the lively flavors of modern African cuisine. During dinner, celebrate Africa with Malian puppeteers whose puppets, masks and music tell African folk tales and dramatize the relationship human beings have with the spiritual world.

    *Weather permitting

  3. Day 3 Cape Town

    Breakfast at the Hotel

    Wake up to a tasty breakfast before beginning your day of exploration.

    Cape of Good Hope

    Board a motor coach to the Cape of Good Hope for a photo stop. Marvel at the extraordinary scenery—the same view that greeted the 15th-century Portuguese explorers Bartolomeu Dias and Vasco da Gama!

    Cape Point

    Catch glimpses of the stunning coastline on a scenic drive to Cape Point. Upon arrival, ride the Flying Dutchman Funicular up the mountainous slope through fynbos to the lighthouse at the top. Hike over the natural terrain and delight in the panoramic views. Then, take an easy stroll back down along a paved nature trail.

    Lunch With a View

    Savor fresh seafood and other options from a set menu at a restaurant featuring a spectacular seaside view.

    African Penguins at Boulders Beach

    Take a short walk to Boulders Beach—home to the charming African penguins. Located in a cove on the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, its white sand beach is surrounded by massive granite boulders. Take a moment to delight in the antics of these adorable birds as they wade and waddle around!

    Dinner in Cape Town

    Make your way through the exciting bustle of the city streets and enjoy an African-themed meal in the heart of Cape Town.

  4. Day 4 Cape Town

    Breakfast at the Hotel

    Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel with your fellow Adventurers before boarding a motor coach to Stellenbosch, the heart and soul of the Cape Winelands region.

    Spier Wine Farm

    Make your way through the verdant Cape Town countryside to the award-winning Spier Wine Farm, one of South Africa’s oldest wineries. While you’re there, enjoy its wildlife rehabilitation and conservation center featuring Eagle Encounters, where you can interact up-close with eagles, hawks, owls and vultures. Be amazed by the falconry displays where the bird handler uses props that facilitate each bird to show its distinctive natural talent.

    Lunch in the Winelands

    Relish a delectable lunch in a private dining room inside the historic Manor House at the Boschendal Farm, surrounded by the rich South African wine country.

    Afternoon On Your Own

    Explore the university town of Stellenbosch, abundant with art galleries and boutiques.

    Dinner on Your Own in Cape Town

    Take your pick of casual cafés and fine dining establishments throughout Cape Town. With restaurants that appeal to a variety of tastes, ask your Adventure Guide to recommend the ones that best fit your family’s needs.

  5. Day 5 Knysna

    Breakfast from the Hotel

    Fuel up on a tasty breakfast as you travel to George.

    Depart for George

    Journey on a short flight from Cape Town to George.

    Birds of Eden

    After lunch, walk next door to Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary to the Birds of Eden for a privately guided tour of this special sanctuary, which houses a large collection of bird species that fly free under its netted dome. Delight in seeing the brilliantly colored birds and hearing the bustle of their wings and bird songs resound throughout the indigenous forest of the aviary.

    Lunch at Bramon Wine Estate

    Enjoy a Mediterranean lunch at the exquisite Bramon Wine Estate overlooking the vineyards.

    Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary

    Lemurs, gibbons, capuchins and more! Experience the thrill of Monkeyland, the world’s first primate sanctuary, which houses 18 species of primates with 11 roaming free in a high canopy forest. Take a guided walking safari through this natural habitat and see them chatter, forage and carry on with their daily monkey business.

    Dinner on Your Own in Knysna

    Once you are settled into your hotel, be sure to ask your Adventure Guides for dinner recommendations at the variety of restaurants in Knysna.

  6. Day 6 Knysna

    Breakfast at the Hotel

    Start your day off with a delicious breakfast and get ready for your ferry ride to the Featherbed Nature Reserve.

    Featherbed Nature Reserve

    Board a ferry for a ride across the Knysna Lagoon to the spectacular Featherbed Nature Reserve with its 2 sandstone cliffs—the Knysa Heads—standing like sentries on either side. Marvel at the scenery as you travel to the clifftop in a cart pulled by a 4-wheel drive Unimog—a bumpy, off-road vehicle commonly used in challenging terrains. The panoramic views from the cliffs will take your breath away! Then walk down trails through the lush reserve until you arrive at the restaurant for lunch.

    Lunch at Featherbed Nature Reserve

    Indulge in a buffet lunch of delicious South African dishes under the generous shade of the milkwood trees.

    Dinner at Knysna Elephant Park

    Visit Knysna Elephant Park, the first elephant orphanage in South Africa, and enjoy the rare opportunity to get close to these gentle giants. Afterwards, savor a delicious dinner at the park restaurant.

  7. Day 7 Kapama Game Reserve

    Breakfast at the Hotel

    Enjoy a delicious breakfast and get ready for your flight to Kapama.

    Fly to Kapama

    Time to depart the seaside beauty of Knysna for safari country, flying from George to Johannesburg to Hoedspruit. Then, ride a 4×4 safari vehicle to the Kapama River Lodge near Kruger National Park.

    Arrive at Kapama River Lodge

    Take a brief tour of the game reserve as your Adventure Guides check you in to this luxurious lodge, your home for the next 3 nights. A light buffet lunch is available in the Siyatla Lounge, where massive leadwood tree trunks and an open-beamed thatched roof complete the warm African interior.

    Evening Game Drive*

    Set off in a safari vehicle over natural terrain with a ranger and tracker for an exclusive bush safari in ”Big Five” country—home to lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. Refreshments are served at sunset so you can watch the transition from day to night. The tracker will scan the horizon with a spotlight for the luminous glint of nocturnal eyes!

    Bush Braai Buffet Dinner

    After your evening game drive, be whisked away to a sumptuous outdoor BBQ, known in Afrikaans as a braai. Savor exotic and familiar dishes served with fresh African vegetables and grilled meats cooked to order.

    *Guests must remain quiet and still during the game drive.

  8. Day 8 Kapama Game Reserve

    Morning Game Drive*

    Rise and shine for an early morning breakfast of tea, coffee and traditional South African biscuits called rusks. Then, embark on an exclusive safari at first light—when the big cats are returning from a night of hunting! You just might see a regal adult lion passing by or an elephant herd foraging in the wild.

    Breakfast at the Lodge

    By the time you return to the lodge for breakfast, troops of ”talkative” vervet monkeys and striped nyala antelope that live around the lodge might be there to greet you.

    Snakes and Insects Presentation

    Join a leading reptile expert for a fascinating and informative presentation featuring live snakes and insects! Prepare to have your preconceptions about reptiles and other crawling creatures changed forever.

    Lunch at the Lodge

    Begin your afternoon with a delicious buffet lunch at the lodge.

    Evening Game Drive*

    Set off in a safari vehicle with a ranger and tracker for a pre-dinner game drive in Big Five country.

    Buffet Dinner and Bush Pizzas

    Adults enjoy a relaxing, buffet-style dinner in the cozy Siyatla Lounge. Meanwhile Junior Adventurers join the Adventure Guides and a chef to make their own wood-fired ”Bush Pizzas.”

    Junior Adventurers – Disney Movie Night in the ”Snake Pit”

    Junior Adventurers enjoy a special treat as they ”coil up” in the Snake Pit Lounge with popcorn and watch a Disney movie. Adults can join them or enjoy a quiet evening to themselves at the lodge.

    *Guests must remain quiet and still during the game drive.

  9. Day 9 Kapama Game Reserve

    Morning Game Drive*

    Get an early morning start to participate in another exclusive safari. Your ranger and tracker help you spot more thrilling Big Five game as well as giraffes, baboons and birds.

    Breakfast at the Lodge

    Return to the lodge for a hearty breakfast.

    Archery Lessons

    Learn the secrets of archery from a local expert.

    Lunch at the Lodge

    Enjoy a buffet-style lunch at the Lodge.

    Evening Game Drive*

    Venture out to the bush on an evening game drive with your tracker and ranger. Raise a final glass to the glorious Drakensberg Mountains as they darken in the wake of the setting sun.

    Farewell Dinner

    Gather with your fellow Adventurers for an African farewell at a sumptuous feast prepared by the lodge’s talented chefs. The evening’s colorful entertainment is provided by a group of local Shangaan performers who present a mix of traditional and modern dancing, drumming and singing that will capture your heart.

    *Guests must remain quiet and still during the game drive.

  10. Day 10 Kapama Game Reserve

    Game Drive*

    Get an early morning start for a final morning game drive.

    Breakfast at the Lodge

    When you return, enjoy your last breakfast in South Africa before your trip home.

    Transfer to O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)

    Take a late morning or early afternoon flight from Hoedspruit’s Eastgate Airport near the Kapama Game Reserve to O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg for your return flight home. To assure a comfortable connection in Johannesburg, your evening flight should not be scheduled any time prior to 6:00 PM. Say sala kahle to south Africa—until you return again!

    *Guests must remain quiet and still during the game drive.

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Hotels, Flight and Meal Information

Accommodations

  • Table Bay Hotel
  • Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa
  • Spa Suites at Kapama River Lodge

Flight Information

  • Arrive: CPT (Cape Town)
  • Return: JNB (Johannesburg)
  • 3 Internal Flights Included

Ages

  • Minimum Age: 6
  • Suggested Age: 8+
Meals Included

Meals

  • 9 Breakfasts
  • 9 Lunches
  • 6 Dinners