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City Lights & Safari Sights: Cape Town & Pilanesberg National Park

8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,949

FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Combine South Africa’s most attractive city with the wonders of the African bush on this city lights and safari sights vacation. Start in Cape Town where you’ll have three days at leisure to experience its charms. Then head on to Pilanesberg National Park to head on daily game drives in search of the Big Five.

This 10-day South African vacation takes you from Cape Town to a safari game lodge in Pilanesberg National Park. It features first-class accommodations, independent and shared touring, and is ideal for first-time visitors to South Africa.

Begin your journey in Cape Town, which has one of the world’s most spectacular natural settings. Known as the Mother City, Cape Town sits in the shadow of Table Mountain on the beautiful Cape Peninsula. You have three days at leisure to explore the city and surrounds at your own pace. Venture along the Cape Peninsula to gaze out over Cape Point and spot the colony of penguins at Boulders Beach. Head on a day trip through the Winelands and stroll through the historic streets of Franschoek and Stellenbosch. Summit Table Mountain for spectacular views or book a trip to Robben Island to see the infamous island prison where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years. Also make the time to sample Cape Town’s culinary bounty, best exemplified by the Malay cuisine of Bo-Kaap.

After experiencing the natural and cultural wonders of Cape Town, fly to Johannesburg and connect to Pilanesberg National Park and Ivory Tree Lodge, a malaria-free haven nestled in the basin of an ancient amphitheatre divided by riverine woodlands and ancient elephant trails. Each day, head on a morning and afternoon game drive in an open landrover to search for big game, including the Big Five, cheetahs, and wild dogs. At the end of each day, enjoy sundowners and indulge in a spa treatment or relax by the swimming pool.

At the end of your stay, connect back to Johannesburg to end your vacation.


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8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,949

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Day 1

Arrive Cape Town

On arrival in Cape Town you will be met by a Goway Representative and shown to your driver. You will then be transferred to your hotel. The rest of your day is at leisure.


Accommodation: Southern Sun Waterfront

Duration4 Nights
Days 2-4

Cape Town

The next 3 days are totally at your leisure in Cape Town. Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world strategically situated at the south western tip of Africa. The city lies about 60km north of Cape Point, in a natural bowl, with the magnificent Table Mountain to the rear, and the vast Atlantic Ocean to the front. Cape Town, the Mother City, is historically, culturally and visually the most diverse, breathtakingly scenic and vibrant city in South Africa. There is so much to see and do. Explore the fabulous shops at the V&A waterfront or consider a trip to Robben Island or a trip up Table Mountain for dramatic views of the whole of the Cape Peninsula. It is highly recommend you prebook the excursions (additional cost) that are of interest (Table Mountain cannot be prebooked).

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 5

Cape Town to Pilanesberg

After your breakfast this morning at the hotel, you will be transferred to Cape Town airport for your flight to Johannesburg in the morning. On arrival in Johannesburg, look out for your name on the signboard held by your driver for your transfer through to your game lodge. This drive is about a total of 3.5 hours, mostly by tar road with the end of the journey within the game park, which already will be the start of your game experience. On arrival at your lodge, you will get a chance to freshen up and time permitting head out for your first 4x4 game drive to try and spot the Big 5.


Accommodation: Ivory Tree Game Lodge

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration3 Nights
Day 6

Pilanesberg National Park

The next two days is devoted to the wildlife in the park and taking in the facilities of your lodge. Included in your stay is dawn and afternoon/evening safaris and the hotel does have a swimming pool and lovely patio areas to enjoy the wildlife that comes to you while relaxing at the lodge.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Pilanesberg National Park

Today you will enjoy morning and afternoon game drives

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8

Depart Pilanesberg for Johannesburg

Today you will be transferred back to Johannesburg airport for your return flight. The transfer will be around 3.5 hours depending on traffic.

Meal Plan Breakfast

Other Information




  • Meet and greet at Cape Town Airport
  • Shared arrival and departure airport transfers in Cape Town Airport
  • Private transfers Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport - Pilanesburg National Park - Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
  • 4 night first-class accommodations in Cape Town
  • 3 nights deluxe accommodations in Pilanesberg National Park
  • 2 shared safari activities per day at Ivory Tree Lodge including:
  • Early morning and afternoon game drives
  • Conservation levy
  • 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners


  • Travel insurance
  • International and Domestic airfare and airfare taxes
  • Meals & beverages not explicitly listed as included
  • Gratuities
  • Optional excursions
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Visa fees if applicable


Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

13 Aug 2024
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