Urban refinement meets wilderness excitement on this action-packed adventure, from the Southern Cape’s vineyards and city attractions to Kruger National Park’s wildlife-rich savannas.
Also available as a Private departure - choose your own dates!
Explore the varied attractions of Africa’s southern tip, splitting your time between cosmopolitan Cape Town and the surrounding beaches, vineyards, botanical gardens, and historic towns.
This Safari Extension is available on request in combination with any of our Scheduled Group Safaris.
Grass is short, so it’s easy to spot wildlife that is concentrated near waterholes.
Ideal Safari season – wildlife is easy to track, and the weather is temperate.
Tropical downpours mean an ideal season for birding and photography.
Cooler weather & nighttime rains mean animals are more active during the day.
Jan, Feb & Mar: Peak season for Cape Town and the Winelands. It tends to be hot and dry. Average high: 83 F. Average low: 60 F.
April, May & June: Temperatures cool down during this period and the rains begin to fall. Average high: 69F. Average low: 49F.
July, Aug & Sept: Cool temperatures with periods of rain are expected through July and into August. By September the temperatures warm and the rain ends, ideal for travel throughout South Africa. Average high: 64F. Average low: 46F.
Oct, Nov & Dec: The Cape is in bloom with spring flowers and new life after the winter rains. The weather is lovely and warm. Average high: 74F. Average low: 56F.
Jan, Feb & Mar: The beginning of the year tends to bring the most rain to the area. By March, the weather is temperate and the wildlife is easy to track. Average high: 90 F. Average low: 70 F.
April, May & June: By May the rains are drying up in the Kruger, the grass is short and it is easy to spot wildlife concentrated near waterholes. Average high: 83F. Average low: 54F.
July, Aug & Sept: Dry winter weather, temperate days and cool nights, make this an ideal season for game viewing. Average high: 83F. Average low: 54F.
Oct, Nov & Dec: The Kruger continues to heat up as the light November rains build. Wildlife is active during the day with the cooler nights. Once the rains fall, baby animals will be bountiful. Average high: 90F. Average low: 66F.
8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. EST
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