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Maqueda Lodge Safari and Cape Town

 

9 Day Adventure Itinerary 

 

 

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Day 1 - Depart Australia today to begin your private Africa safari!

 

 


 

Day 2 – On arrival in Johannesburg, you will take your connecting flight to Nelspruit Airport, the airport for Kruger National Park. Upon arrival at Nelspruit, you will be met by a representative of your lodge and transferred to your luxury accommodation. After check-in, relax and enjoy the day at your leisure. Later this evening, enjoy a 3-course dinner to round off the day.

 

Accommodation: Maqueda Lodge

Included Meals: Dinner

 

You have the option to schedule your game drives on any of the days during your stay at the lodge.

 


 

Day 3 – Today, start with an early morning game drive in the Kruger National Park. Ensure you bring your camera along as you will be spotting the BIG 5 in their natural environment. The abundance of species you will see will be an experience of a lifetime. Get up close to the animals in your specialised safari vehicle lead by an expert guide. The game drive is approximately 6-8 hours. Later this evening, enjoy a sumptuous 3 course dinner while swapping stories of your animal encounters earlier that day.

 

Accommodation: Maqueda Lodge

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

 


 

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Day 4 – Today is a free day. After breakfast, you may simply wish to relax and unwind from the previous days safaris or partake in an optional excursion to Swaziland.

 

Optional tour (at your own expense): You may want to consider an optional Swaziland day tour. After an early breakfast, you will visit a Swazi Village and gain insight to the Swazi culture and traditions. The tour includes an authentic African lunch, dancing and an opportunity to interact with the local community.

 

Accommodation: Maqueda Lodge

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  


 

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Day 5 – Rise early again today for your second game drive in the Kruger National Park - you might spot animals you missed on the first game drive and encounter different experiences.

 

Accommodation: Maqueda Lodge

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  


 

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Day 6 – Today is a free day.

 

Optional tour (at your own expense): Panoramic Tour. 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.

 

Accommodation: Maqueda Lodge

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  


 

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Day 7 – After breakfast, spend the morning at your leisure at the Lodge and later in the afternoon enjoy a sunset game drive in the Kruger National Park.

 

Accommodation: Maqueda Lodge

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  


 

Day 8 – After breakfast, you will be transferred to the nearby Nelspruit Airport for your onward flight home or to Cape Town International Airport (if you are doing the Cape Town Tour Extension).

 

Included Meals: Breakfast

 

Cape Town Tour Extension:

On arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you will be met by a local representative for your transfer to your hotel in Cape Town. Spend the rest of your day at leisure to explore this postcard city.

 

Accommodation: Winchester Mansions or similar

 


 

Maqueda Lodge Safari Cape Town Extension

 

14 Day Adventure Itinerary

 

 

 

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Day 9 -  After an early breakfast, enjoy a full 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 watches will also find many fine species to observe. Visit the Boulders Beach to visit the penguin colony (entrance for your own expense). Before returning to your hotel, you will stop at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens for a short walking tour of the beautiful garden.

 

Accommodation: Winchester Mansions or similar

Included Meals: Breakfast

 


 

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Day 10 – After breakfast, you will be collected at your hotel for a short tour of Afrogem, one of the leading jewellery manufacturers in South Africa. You will have firsthand experience of how smelted gold is transformed and watch the craftsman set gems and semi-precious stones in the creation of jewellery. After, enjoy a trip up the cable car to the top of Table Mountain for some exquisite views of Cape Town! When you are ready, make your own way back to your hotel where the rest of the day is yours to leisure.

 

Accommodation: Winchester Mansions or similar

Included Meals: Breakfast

 


 

Day 11 - Today is yours to leisure.

 

Optional tour (at your own expense): Wineland Tour - Franschoek. After breakfast, you will collected at your hotel for a Wine Tram excursion tour Franschoek. Enjoy some wine tasting, buy some excellent Cape wines, enjoy a cellar tour or lunch. Later that afternoon you will be transferred back to your hotel.

 

Accommodation: Winchester Mansions or similar

Included Meals: Breakfast

 


 

Day 12 - Today is yours to leisure - enjoy the shops and restaurants at the V&A Waterfront.

 

Optional Tour (at your own expense): Robben Island - Enjoy a ferry ride and tour Robben Island off the coast of Cape Town where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years.

 

Accommodation: Winchester Mansions or similar

Included Meals: Breakfast

 


 

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Day 13 - After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cape Town International Airport for your onward flight home.

 


 

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Day 14 - Arrive home to Australia.

 

 


 

 

Maqueda Lodge 

 

The 4 star Maqueda Lodge is a family run luxury boutique hotel situated in a nature reserve bordering the Kruger National Park. The Lodge have a 5 star rating on Trip Advisor. Maqueda Lodge is famous for their excellent cuisine, personal and friendly service that will ensure you feel at home. The Lodge 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.

 

Notes:

Accommodation as per the itinerary and is subject to availability at the time of booking. We reserve the right to book alternate accommodation of similar standard.

All excursion and entrance fees as per itinerary.

 

 

Deal inclusions

 

Maqueda Lodge

6 nights’ accommodation with daily breakfast, light lunches and 4 course dinners daily and Kruger Park entrance fees.

2 x open air game safari drives.

1 x sunset game drive

Return airport transfers from Nelspruit Airport to the Lodge.

Domestic flight from Johannesburg to Nelspruit Airport.

 

Cape Town

5 nights accommodation at Winchester Mansions or similar 4 star hotels - bed and breakfast.

Return airport transfers from Cape Town International to your hotel.

Breakfast daily at your hotels.

Tours as per the itinerary, full day Cape Peninsula Tour and Wine Route Tram tour.

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

Domestic flight from Nelspruit Airport to Cape Town International Airport.

 

Exclusions 

Any additional activities not included in the itineray are for your own account.

 

Deal extension

You may extend your stay at Maqueda Lodge or Cape Town -  $250 per person per night payable on booking confirmation.