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Looking for a Big 5 safari to combine with Cape Town?

Then our Cape Town, Winelands and Madikwe 10 day safari may well be the answer. It combines the beauty of Cape Town and the remarkable Cape Winelands with Madikwe Private Game Reserve - home to very good populations of the various Big 5 species and a number of other fascinating wildlife and birding species.

Safari highlights include:

Cape Town

Experience Cape Town – voted Africa’s most beautiful city

Cape Winelands

Savour the winelands – a blend of culture, history and entertainment

Madikwe Game Reserve

Experience the thrill of a Big 5 safari at 2 different safari camps in Madikwe

Proposed safari route

This package typically starts or begins in Cape Town and combines Cape Town and the Cape Winelands for a 4 or 5 night stay exploring the beaches and beauty of the Cape.

Thereafter, we generally recommend clients take an internal domestic flight to Johannesburg or Lanseria before driving to Madikwe although charter options to Madikwe are also possible. We then normally combine 2 camps in Madikwe although other malaria free safari regions are also available and can be considered.

Safari itinerary

Note that this itinerary can be customized to suit your interests

Day 1 – 4: Cape Town

Duration: 4 days / 3 nights

Accommodation: Our recommended choice of accommodation would be the Victoria and Alfred Hotel, as its location is ideal being in walking distance from shops, Robben Island and many of the major attractions in the heart of Cape Town.

Activities:  Day trips out to the magnificent Cape of Good Hope including a stop at Boulders Beach to see the penguins. Trips up Table Mountain to take in the full expanse of views around Cape Town.

Additional Activities: Trips to Robben Island, shopping around the Waterfront, Shark Cage diving and many more.

Logistics: Transfers from Cape Town Airport and to your hotel.

Day 4 – 6: Cape Winelands

Duration: 3 days / 2nights

Accommodation: Grand Roche in Paarl, Le Quartier Francais in Franchschoek or Klein Zalze in Stellenbosch are favourites. 

Activities: Dining and wine tasting at the various wine farms. 

Additional Activities: Additional activities that prove popular in the region is a visit to the Cheetah sanctuary as well as a round of golf on one of the outstanding winelands courses.

Logistics: Transfers from your hotel in Cape Town to the Cape Winelands.

Day 6 – 10: Madikwe Game Reserve

Suggested duration: 5 days / 4 nights

Accommodation: We recommend 2 nights at 2 different lodges. Our suggestions would be either: Madikwe Hills, Jaci’s Tree Lodge or Rhulani

Activities: Twice daily scheduled game drives and guided safari walks.

Additional Activities: Additional activities include the use of hides for specialist photography sessions, conservation safaris like elephant collaring, rhino notching etc. Spa and/or massage treatments.

Logistics: Transfers from Lanseria Airport to Madikwe Game Reserve.

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This safari is accessed by flying into Cape Town or Johannesburg International Airports

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This trip can be enjoyed all year round


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