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Heidi’s Magical Madagascar with Cape Town City and Quintessential Kruger Safari

Heidi’s Magical Madagascar with Cape Town City and Quintessential Kruger Safari

14 Days

Magical Madagascar Cape Town City Quintessential Kruger Safari – 4 nights Cape Town | 2 nights Timbavati | 2 nights Sabi Sand | 1 night Johannesburg | 4 nights Nosy Be Island In Madagascar


Heidi from Pembury Tours was friendly, professional, patient and superb throughout. We began planning a year ahead of our trip and Heidi with Pembury tours was truly exceptional. She helped us plan what we wanted to see (and even things we didn’t even know we wanted to see). She helped flex the trip to fit our plans as well as our budget. The trip went off without a hitch and it was our smoothest international trip ever. The transports were on time and we felt pampered on the whole trip. We also felt safe from start to finish. Midway into our trip, Heidi even sent me a PDF with our South African Airways boarding passes, so I could print them off at the hotel which really made the airport experience much less stressful. We have traveled extensively all over the world both on our own and with tour groups and Heidi and Pembury Tours was outstanding (the best). We can recommend them without reservations.

Upon arrival at Cape Town airport from flight at you are met by our representative and are transferred to your hotel in the V&A Waterfront for a four night stay.

Transfer time – Cape Town airport to Cape Town hotel: approx 35 minutes

Explore the Mother City and the Fairest Cape – from the oldest buildings in South Africa to trendy waterfront shopping; from majestic Table Mountain to sun drenched beaches; and from dramatic seascapes to verdant vineyards. Cape Town regularly tops many lists of world must-visit destinations and Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain has recently been voted one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Cosmopolitan and fashionable, the relaxed atmosphere and pavement café culture give Cape Town a Southern European feel – but with a distinctive African twist.

This morning you are met and transferred from your hotel to Cape Town Airport where you will board for a flight to Hoedspruit. Upon arrival at Hoedspruit Airport you are met and transferred to your safari lodge in the Timbavati Game Reserve. You arrive in time to settle into your lodge before embarking on your afternoon game drive.

Transfer time: Cape Town hotels to Cape Town Airport – approx 35 minutes

Flight time: Cape Town to Hoedspruit – approx 2¾ hours

Transfer time: Hoedspruit Airport to lodge – approx 1 hour

The Timbavati forms part of the 2 million hectare Greater Kruger National Park. It was the first private game reserve to be incorporated into the Kruger National Park and is part of one of Africa’s most innovative conservation partnership agreements. The Timbavati is 14 700 hectares (36 300 acres) and shares an unfenced boundary with KruFger National Park. Track the Big Five, as well as a rich variety of other game such as antelope, zebra, warthog, giraffe and hippo, in the company of an armed ranger and local Shangaan tracker. Bird viewing is spectacular, with over 360 recorded species including various eagles, vultures, kingfishers, woodpeckers, buzzards, herons, egrets, owls, weavers. The Timbavati is also home to the world-famous “White Lions of Timbavati”.

After your morning game drive and breakfast you check out of your lodge. You are met and transferred Southwards to your lodge in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, forming part of the Greater Kruger National Park. You have time to settle into your new lodge before embarking on your afternoon game drive.

Transfer time: Timbavati to Sabi Sand Lodge –approx 2 hours

Forming part of the Greater Kruger National Park, the Sabi Sand Reserve has no fences and the wildlife is able to cross freely between the Sabi Sands and the rest of the Greater Kruger National Park. The safari experience in the Sabi Sand is highly personalised because game drive vehicles have exclusive traversing rights in their area. The Sabi Sand Reserve is a remarkable natural sanctuary known for its exceptionally high concentration of animal and bird life. Close contact encounters are guaranteed as the animals are not threatened by the presence of vehicles thanks to sound conservation management policies. Safaris are led by experienced rangers coupled with local Shangaan trackers. With exceptional sightings of leopard (usually the most elusive of cats), lion, rhino, elephant and buffalo during game drives – visitors are never lacking in exciting photographic content.

You will head out on dawn and late afternoon game drives in the company of dedicated and highly knowledgeable rangers and trackers. The fact that the Sabi Sand is a private Kruger reserve means that guests can enjoy activities not normally permitted in the Kruger Park itself. Your ranger will go off road for close-up views of special sightings and once darkness falls, you’ll be treated to thrilling spot-lit night drives in search of rare nocturnal creatures and big cats on the move. Guided nature walks complete the spectrum of safari activities.

After your morning game drive and breakfast you check out of your lodge. You are met and transferred to Nelspruit Airport where you board a flight to Johannesburg. Upon arrival in Johannesburg you are met and transferred to your hotel. You check in for your overnight stay.

Transfer time: Sabi Sand to Nelspruit Airport –approx 2 hours

Flying time: Nelspruit to Johannesburg – approx. 1 hour

Transfer time: Johannesburg Airport to hotel – approx. 45 minutes

This morning after breakfast you check out of your hotel, you are met and transferred to Johannesburg Airport where you will board a flight to Madagascar. Upon arrival in Nosy-be you are met and transferred to by road to your resort where you check in for your four night stay.

Transfer time: Johannesburg hotel to Johannesburg Airport – approx. 45 minutes

Flying time: Johannesburg to Nosy-be – approx. 3½ hours

Transfer time: Nosy-be Airport to lodge – approx. 30 minutes

Nosy means island in Malagasy and Be means big so Nosy Be is “the Big Island” and most well known for its almost perfect tropical climate and golden beaches. Ideally suited for families, honeymooners and anyone wanting to experience a laid back beach holiday. Discover ylang ylang plantations, pristine coral reefs, colourful markets, crater lakes, private islands, a lemur sanctuary as well as a host of excellent hotels and charming restaurants to suit everyone. Nosy Be offers some of the best beaches along Madagascar’s 200 km coastline.

The capital Hellville is the largest town on Nosy Be and is home to a bustling harbour as well as historical relics dating back to the 1800’s. If just lying on a beach is not for you then hire a taxi or motorbikes and discover a myriad of different activities such as : The Sacred Tree , Lokobe Reserve, Ambanoro Ruins, Nosy Komba, the emerald green crater lakes to name just a few. For divers and snorkellers you are will be spoilt for choice with pristine reefs and uncluttered dive sites.

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Cost Per Person Sharing

When this tour took place, the cost per person sharing was: $5260


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