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Experience Maqueda Lodge and Royal Kruger Lodge, Kruger Park’s Finest Accommodation

 

Maqueda Lodge or Royal Kruger Lodge Safari and Cape Town Tour extension option

 

9 or 14 Day Itinerary

 

Day 1 – Depart Australia - Johannesburg

 

Day 2 - Arrive in Johannesburg for your connecting flight to Nelspruit Airport (the closest airport to the Lodge) A representative of Maqueda Lodge or Royal Kruger Lodge will meet you at Nelspruit Airport for the transfer to the Lodge.After check in, relax and enjoy the day at your leisure.Later the evening, enjoy a 3-course dinner.

 

Accommodation: Maqueda Lodge or Royal Kruger Lodge

Included Meals: Dinner

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Day 3– Rise early for your open-air game drive in the world-renowned Kruger National Park and experience South Africa at its finest throughout the day. Keep a close eye out for all the thrilling sights of the Big 5; lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. Capture magical and memorable photographic moments in the open-air vehicle with a qualified game ranger. The game drive is approximately 6 - 8 hours.

 

Accommodation: Maqueda Lodge or Royal Kruger Lodge 

Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

 


 

Day 4 – Optional Swaziland Day Tour (for own account $199 per person). After an early breakfast, enjoy a tour of Swaziland where you will visit a Swazi Village and gain insight to the Swazi culture and  traditions..The tour includes an authentic African lunch, dancing and you will also have an opportunity to interact with the local communuity.

 

Accommodation: Maqueda Lodge or Royal Kruger Lodge

Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner

 


 

Day 5 -Rise early for your second guided day Safari in the Kruger National Park. You might spot the wildlife you missed out on your first Safari and enjoy the majestic wildlife. Later the evening enjoy a 3 course dinner discussing the days activities.

 

Accommodation: Maqueda Lodge or Royal Kruger Lodge

Included Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

 


 

Day 6 - Panoramic Tour - optional activity for your own account ($199 per person). Rise early for one of the most scenic tours in South Africa.The tour explores the North Eastern escarpment of the Drakensberg and includes a visit to Blyde River Canyon, Gods Window and Bourkes Potholes which is a geological phenomenon. On your return, enjoy a 3 course dinner later the evening.  

 

Accommodation: Maqueda Lodge or Royal Kruger Lodge

Included Meals: breakfast and Dinner

 


 

 

Day 7 - After breakfast, spend the morning at your leisure.Later the afternoon enjoy a different experience on a sunset drive in the Kruger National Park . Later the evening enjoy your final 3 course dinner at the Lodge.   

 

 

Accommodation: Maqueda Lodge or Royal Kruger Lodge

Included Meals: Breakfast, dinner

 


 

 

 

Day 8 –After breakfast, you will be transferred to Nelspruit Airport for your homeward flight to Australia or extend your stay in Cape Town with a deaprture flight to Cape Town. 

 

Day 9 - Arrive in Austalia ( 9 day package)

 

Cape Town extension option:

 

 Day 8 - On arrival at Cape Town airport, you will be met  by a representative of Private Safaris, who will assist your with your transfers to your hotel in Cape Town.Spend the rest of your day at your leisure. 

 

Accommodation: Winchester Mansions or similar

Included Meals: Breakfast

 

 


 

 

 

 

Day 9 - After an early morning breakfast, enjoy a full a day tour of the Cape Peninsula. The tour includes a trip to Cape Point at the southern western tip of the Cape Peninsula with the most spectacular views. The Cape Point Nature Reserve comprises of 17300 acres of indigenous fauna and flora. Here you can see wildlife that includes baboon’s, rhebok, Cape Mountain Zebra and the elusive eland. Bird watchers will also find many fine species to observe. 

Visit the Boulders Beach to visit the penguin colony (entrance for your own account)

Before returning to your hotel, you will stop over at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens for a short walking tour of the beautiful gardens.

 

Accommodation: Winchester Mansions or similar

Included Meals: Breakfast

 


 

 Day 10 –  After breakfast,you will be collected at your hotel for a short tour of Afrogem, where you will experience how smelted gold is transformed, and watch the craftsmen set semi precious stones into elegant jewelley.Thereafter, you will be transferred to the Table Mountain Cableway  where you will ascend to the top of Table Mountain by the revolving Cable Car.After your descent, make your way to your hotel via taxi (for your own account). Remainder of the day at your leisure.

 

Accommodation: Winchester Mansions or similar or similar

Included Meals: Breakfast

 


 

 

 

 Day 11 - Wineland tour - Franschoek (optional activity for your own account $125 per person) After breakfast, you will be collected at your hotel for a Wine Tram excursion tour in Franschoek. Enjoy some wine tasting, buy some excellent Cape wines, a cellar tour or lunch (for your own account). Later the afternnon you will be transferred back to your hotel

 

Accomodation: Winchester Mansions or similar

Included Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 12- After breakfast, spend your day at your leisure - visit the V&A Waterfront front for some shopping or enjoy a tour of Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years.

Accommodation : Winchester Mansions

 

Day 13 - After breakfast and check out from the hotel, you will be collected at your hotel for the transfer to Cape Town Airport for your homeward flights.

 

Day 14 - Arrive in Australia.

 

Why not consider extending your tour to include 3 nights in Vic Falls - visit the Vic Falls tour option to create your dream package.


 

About Maqueda Lodge and Royal Kruger Lodge, Kruger National Park

 

The 4 star Maqueda Lodge and Royal Kruger Lodge are family run luxury boutique hotels situated in a nature reserve bordering the Kruger National Park. The Lodges have a 5 star rating on Trip Advisor. Maqueda Lodge and Royal Kruger Lodge are famous for their excellent cuisine, personal and friendly service that will ensure you feel at home. The lodges offers game drives in the Kruger National Park with qualified and experienced game rangers. You may also wish to spoil yourself with a spa treatment.

 

Deal Inclusions:

 

International flights from Australia - Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide

 

Maqueda Lodge or Royal Kruger Lodge:

6 nights accommodation with daily breakfast and 3 course dinners daily.

Flights from Johannesburg Airport to Nelspruit Airport and return airport transfers from the airport to the lodge.

2 x open air game drives in the Kruger National Park.

1 x sunset safari in the Kruger National Park

30 minute massage at the spa

1 x bottle of wine on arrival at the Lodge

 

Optional activities:

1. Swaziland Day Tour -$199 per person

2.Panoramic Tour - $199 per person

3. Morning or sunset safaris - $120 per person

4. Full body massage - $60 per person

 

Cape Town :

5 nights accommodation at the Winchester Mansions or similar hotel with daily breakfast.

Flights from Nelspruit Airport to Cape Town International Airport and return airport transfers

Full day Cape Peninsula Tour

Tour of Afrogem - One of the leading jewellery manufacturing companies in Cape Town  

Tickets for your cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain.

 

Optional activities:

1. Wine Tram tour - $125 per person

1. Robben Island tour $65 per person

 

Notes: Accommodation is subject to availability at date of booking and we reserve the right to book alternate accommodation of similar standard

 

 

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