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10 Day Highlights Of South Africa Premium Small Group Tour

10 Day Highlights Of South Africa Premium Small Group Tour

This tour is escorted by local city guides in each location. The local guides will join you during the included activities and local representatives will assist with transfer arrangements. Another portion is self-guided, whether conducted by rail, cruise, or land, and you will travel between destinations on your own, with free time to explore at your own pace.

Escorted Type
Local Guides & Self-Guided

This tour is conducted at a medium-fast pace. Some long travel days may be required to complete this itinerary and you will typically spend two nights at each destination, with some one night stays required. This trip includes a mix of sightseeing and free time to explore at your own pace. You will be required to move about unassisted, including getting on and off vehicles, walking up and down stairs and some activities will be conducted on uneven or steep terrain. You will be required to handle your own luggage.

Moderate Pace

These tours are our proudest creations. They have been crafted for Inspiring Vacations travellers exclusively, with personal and unique experiences in mind. Please see the Important Information on your selected tour for exact group size. Enjoy features such as hand-picked accommodation, a sampling of the region’s best culinary delights, and a range of optional activities to choose from to best suit your travel style.

Group Size
Small Group

Take advantage of our 7 day cooling-off period. 

Cooling Off Period
7 Days
Small Group Tour
1,154 people have travelled to this destination

✓ Small group tour up to 12 guests only 
✓ Incredible sightseeing including an unforgettable full day open vehicle game drive through Kruger National Park in South Africa and guided touring of Cape Town and Table Mountain
✓ Wine Tram ticket to allow you to explore the incredible wineries of Franschhoek 
✓ 9 nights in 4-star accommodation throughout in prime locations including a 3 night stay in the heart of the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town
Airport transfers included on the first and last day of your tour
✓ Breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 3 dinners
✓ Internal, domestic flights from Cape Town to Kruger and Kruger to Johannesburg 
✓ Meet & greet on arrival at Cape Town and transfer to hotel 
✓ In-depth sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary

✈ Needing international airfares to accompany your Inspiring Vacation? You will be able to access our flight portal after securing your package to add international airfares to your booking.

What we love about this tour

Travel with the experts for a carefully curated, value-packed discovery of the world's most iconic destinations. Our tours are bursting with must-see sights, rich experiences and quality inclusions, all at an unbeatable price. Bucket list dreams are ticked off on these all-encompassing journeys.


Radisson Red Cape Town or Similar

Welcome to Cape Town! 

Upon arrival into Cape Town Airport (CPT ), you will be met in the arrivals hall by a local representative who will escort you to your shuttle transfer to your hotel. Even if you arrive a day or two before your tour starts, this service will be included and a local representative will still meet you on arrival into Cape Town Airport. It is imperative that you locate this representative and receive your Welcome Pack documentation.

Enjoy everything that the V&A Waterfront has to offer all within a short distance to the hotel including the Zeitz MOCAA Museum, the only museum in Africa of its kind.

Today is at your leisure with time to relax and explore this incredible city on your own.

Note: from 1st January 2025 onwards, the accommodation on this night will be The Pullman Cape Town City Centre or similar. 

Radisson Red Cape Town or Similar

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before meeting your local guide for a half day tour that showcases the best of the city of Cape Town. Cape Town City Centre is rich in history and culture and is alive with the sights and sounds of a diverse people that call it home. This tour will take you to some of the most celebrated attractions from the Castle of Good Hope to the City Hall, where Nelson Mandela spoke to a crowd of hundreds of thousands after his release from prison. You will also see the cobbled streets and brightly coloured houses of the Bo to Kaap. Take a trip up Table Mountain, high above the clouds, on the revolving cable car, if the weather permits.

Return to your hotel this afternoon where the rest of the day is at leisure.

Note: from 1st January 2025 onwards, the accommodation on this night will be The Pullman Cape Town City Centre or similar. 

Radisson Red Cape Town or Similar

Enjoy a full day at leisure to relax, shop or continue exploring this dynamic city on your own. 

Alternatively, you may wish to join an optional full day tour of Cape Point.

Note: from 1st January 2025 onwards, the accommodation on this night will be The Pullman Cape Town City Centre or similar. 

Optional Tour - Cape Peninsula Tour - Full Day

This tour begins with a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast, passing through the cosmopolitan suburbs of Sea Point and Camps Bay with its glorious views of the Twelve Apostles, part of the Table Mountain range. Continue to the fishing village of Hout Bay, one of Cape Town's best-kept secrets, then from here, travel to the Cape Point Nature Reserve, comprising over 17,300 acres of indigenous fauna and flora. Here you can see a variety of wildlife that includes baboons, Reebok, Cape Mountain zebra, bontebok and the elusive eland.

The reserve is also one of the world's largest breeding grounds for tortoises. Birdwatchers, too, will find many fine species to observe. The majestic coastline offers drama worthy of being called Nature's Greatest Show. Guests will be able to see the union of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans (as per legend) and may even feel the brisk wind that is dubbed the Cape Doctor for its presumed curative powers. Following the coastline along False Bay, return to Cape Town by way of Simons Town, where you will visit the Penguin colony at Boulders Beach (entrance ticket not included and payable on tour) and Fish Hoek fishing village.

Before your return, stop for afternoon tea and cake and a visit to Rhodes Memorial, situated on the slopes of Table Mountain offering spectacular views across the city.

Depart: 8am
Return: 5pm
Inclusions: shared transport from hotel pick-up to hotel drop off, fully guided tour with English-speaking guide

Protea Hotel by Marriott Franschhoek or Similar

Enjoy breakfast at leisure before checking out of your room and meeting your driver for your transfer to Franschhoek. Franschhoek translates to French Corner and this is where you will find the finer things in life that include soul-stirring scenery, exceptional cuisine and century old wine estates that produce award winning wine. Franschhoek has been described as South Africa’s food and wine capital and there are more award winning restaurants in this town than anywhere else in the country. Vineyards over these mountain slopes have been nurtured and grown for over 300 years when the French Huguenots settled here in their escape from persecution. In the village you will find crafts, art and antique shops and galleries and a visit to the Huguenot Memorial is a definite when visiting Franschhoek. For those in search of energetic activities, there are a number of walking trails in the surrounding mountains or perhaps hire a bicycle to ride through vineyards.

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Protea Hotel by Marriott Franschhoek or Similar

Enjoy breakfast at leisure before enjoying a full day exploring the local wineries of the Franschhoek area with your included Franschhoek Wine Tram - Hop on Hop off Experience

Make your own way to the Franschhoek Wine Tram, just a short walk from your hotel. The Franschhoek Wine Tram hop on hop off tour is one of the best ways to discover the true essence of the Franschhoek Valley picturesque vineyards, breathtaking scenery, warm hospitality, world class cuisine, fine wines and a 300 year history.

Aboard the hop on hop off tour you will experience a unique and leisurely way to see the Franschhoek Valley as you journey through rolling vineyards in a double decker tram and open air tram-bus stopping in at some of South Africa’s oldest and most distinguished wine estates. A combination of tram and tram-bus transports you around a loop of stops allowing you to hop off at each stop and experience the activities on offer, be it wine tasting, a cellar tour, lunch or simply a stroll through the vineyards and when you are ready, hop on to continue the tour. This tour takes you right into the heart of the Franschhoek Valley, with a narration focusing on the history of Franschhoek and wine cultivation in the valley and unparalleled views of the valley and vineyards.

Please note: all experiences at the wineries, tastings and meals are at an additional cost.

ANEW Resort Hazyview - Kruger Park or Similar
Breakfast, Dinner

Today you will be transferred back to Cape Town for your included flight to Kruger National Park. 

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your accommodation where the rest of the day is at leisure before enjoying dinner this evening at the hotel.

ANEW Resort Hazyview - Kruger Park or Similar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

One of the largest and most popular game reserves in Africa, the Kruger National Park is a bucket-list destination for those who love experiencing wildlife and adventure and today we will experience it on a full day game drive in an open vehicle. Following an early breakfast you will head out on your game drive. This full day excursion will be approximately 10 hours in duration.

Approximately the same size as Wales, the park is particularly special because of the easy access and opportunities it provides visitors. The headline act is of course the animals, with the "Big Five" (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo) taking centre stage. There is however a huge supporting cast of more than 135 mammals and 500 varieties of bird. The sheer size of the Kruger National Park ensures an ever-changing landscape. Each new habitat brings with it its own resident animals, making game viewing a fun challenge and a quickly acquired skill. 

We return to the hotel in the late afternoon, before enjoying a sumptuous dinner.

ANEW Resort Hazyview - Kruger Park or Similar
Breakfast, Dinner

Today is free to relax and enjoy the resort.

For those wanting to maximise their safari experience, there is an option to book a half day, open vehicle game drive.

Optional Tour - Kruger National Park Half Day Open Vehicle Safari - Afternoon

Enjoy an extra half day game drive in an open vehicle through the famous Kruger National Park. Accompanied by your naturalist guide, explore the impressive number of species it hosts, as well as the diversity of landscapes. 

Start: 12:30pm (Winter) - 1:30pm (Summer)
Return: 5:30pm (Winter) - 6:30pm (Summer)

Inclusions: return transport to hotel, English-speaking ranger

Southern Sun O.R Tambo International Airport or Similar

Today you will be transferred to Skukuza Airport for your included flight to Johannesburg. 

On arrival you’ll be met by a local representative who will accompany you on the shuttle transfer and assist with your hotel check in. The remainder of the day is at leisure.


Your adventure ends today after breakfast. 

Take the hotel complimentary shuttle back to the airport for your onward connection. 

We hope you have been inspired by Africa and will return to this great land on another adventure.

Departure transfers are included as part of your package. You will be collected from your hotel at the appropriate time and transferred to the airport to meet your flight.

If Inspiring Vacations has not provided your international airfares, please ensure you provide your flight details via your Traveller Hub portal no later than 90 days prior to travel so that your transfers can be confirmed.


  • Small Group tour up to 12 guests only 
  • Full day game drive in Kruger National Park in an open vehicle
  • Guided touring of Cape Town and Table Mountain
  • Hop-On Hop-Off “Wine Tram” ticket in Franschhoek 
  • 9 nights in 4 star accommodation 
  • Airport transfers included on the first and last day of your tour
  • Breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 3 dinners
  • Internal flights in economy class  from Cape Town to Kruger, and Kruger to Johannesburg 
  • Meet & greet on arrival at Cape Town and transfer to hotel 
  • In-depth sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary

  • Kruger National Park - Full day game viewing in search of the “Big Five” including a thrilling open vehicle game safari with packed lunch
  • Cape Town - Stay in the heart of the famous V&A Waterfront and enjoy a guided tour of the city and Table Mountain
  • Franschhoek - explore the beautiful wine producing region of South Africa

Fine Print

This product requires full payment upfront to secure your booking.

Once you have created your booking you will be directed to your invoice to choose your preferred payment method.

This is a land only package.

This package does not include international airfares. If you would like to add airfares to your booking our flight portal will be available via your Traveller Hub. The flight portal will allow you to search for all available airfares to your destination. The function works like most general flight search engines allowing you to select your preferred airline, book different cabin classes (eg. Business class) and view flight durations and transit times to your destination. 

The flight portal will be available via your Traveller Hub once the following criteria has been met:

  • Your booking is confirmed
  • Your departure date is within 11 months
  • You  have completed your passenger detail form

Visit our Flight Hub for more information on terms and conditions, amending your flights and information on luggage allowances. 

Some of our packages will include airport transfers in either one or both directions when arriving or departing from your destination. To know if transfers are included please view the ‘inclusions’ section of your selected package. If airport transfers are stated, transfers will be included as advised.

If transfers are not included, we also offer the option to book your airport transfers using our online portal. Access to this portal is available through your Traveller Hub once your booking is confirmed. Transfers are readily available and do not need to be booked until your final hotel list has been confirmed. Once you have made a transfer booking, please refer to your confirmation email for all transfer details including a local contact number for the transfer company.

If you book pre and/or post-tour accommodation on your own arrangement, and the tour includes transfers, note that these will be forfeited. The transfers are only provided in line with the tour dates and pre and/or post-tour accommodation purchased through Inspiring Vacations when available.

It is the traveller's responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the intended date of return. Visas may be required for your destination. For further visa information, click here.

Fitness Requirements
While the tour itinerary should give you some guidance and overview to the expected requirements, to determine if this tour is right for you we categorise each of our tours in terms of their intensity. These guidelines are to ensure that each tour group is conducted as expected and to ensure the overall satisfaction of all Inspiring Vacations customers.

As a general rule, porterage is not included, therefore at all times you are expected to handle your own luggage where help may not be available.

This particular tour is categorized as a ”3”

3 – Moderate Tour: A good level of fitness and mobility is required, as this tour includes a moderate level of physical activity and is considered a medium-fast paced tour. You should be able to walk up and down stairs, get on and off the coach and able to walk reasonable distances of approximately 2 kilometres per day or more with ease. Any physical ailments you may have must be disclosed at the time of booking to determine your suitability. If you have any form of walking aids, other than a walking stick or hiking poles, then this tour is not suitable.

A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. Tipping is not compulsory on your trip, but they can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry. If you feel that your guide and driver have done an impeccable job, you can choose to give a gratuity, but this is entirely your decision.

The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences, but we can’t guarantee your request will be available at all properties.

Single travellers
When booking this tour, solo travellers will be presented with two options:

1 - Single Supplement
By paying an additional $1,034.00 per person, in addition to the twin-share price, you guarantee the privacy of your own room throughout the entire trip.

2- Shared Room with a known friend
If travelling together with a friend, you can opt to share your room with him/her and avoid paying a single supplement. 

You and your friend can create a unique booking each. Creating a unique booking, gives each of you the flexibility of making different travel arrangements (such adding extra accommodation, flights, etc), make separate payments and have individual access to our Traveller’s Hub

During the purchase path, you will need to provide your friend’s booking ID (if known) or at a minimum, your friend’s full name.

Triple Share
Not available.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is recommended to protect yourself against the unexpected. In addition to the support that a policy may provide, you may be asked to present a copy of your travel insurance documentation while traveling.

We have partnered with nib to offer our customers competitive rates for their travel insurance. You can book Comprehensive or Essentials cover for your domestic, international or multi-trip journeys simply by clicking HERE.

Note that Inspiring Vacations cannot provide advice with regards to any insurance product.

Group Size
2 - 12 Persons

Children must be 5 years old or above and share a room with parents at all times. Children are charged the same price as adults.

Tour Style
To meet the needs of various types of travelers, we choose to operate various types of tours, and depending on your selected package will mean different services are provided throughout your trip. The following descriptions of each tour style we hope will ensure that each traveller has appropriate expectations before they start their travels: 

  • Local Guides - During this tour you will be escorted by a professional local guide in each city whilst you will be unaccompanied when traveling from city to city (by plane, train or bus)

All participants must be in good physical condition to fully engage in this journey. For the safety and welfare of yourself and fellow travellers, if you are feeling unwell prior to departure, we advise staying home and contacting us to arrange alternate plans.

Prior to selecting your trip, carefully review the itinerary to assess your ability to comfortably manage our travel style. Please be aware that if, based on evaluation by our leader or local representative, a participant is deemed unable to safely complete the itinerary, we retain the right to exclude them from all or part of the trip without reimbursement.

It is advisable to consult your physician for current medical travel advisories and any required vaccinations before embarking. We recommend carrying a first aid kit and any necessary medications in their original packaging, as they may not be readily available during travel. For those carrying medication, it's essential to check your government's foreign travel guidelines for local restrictions or regulations.

You can enhance your holiday by arriving or departing before or after the tour. On this tour you can choose from the following options:

Pre Tour Accommodation

  • $366.00 per room, per night for double and twin share
  • $366.00 per room, per night for solo travellers

Post Tour Accommodation

  • $226.00 per room, per night for double and twin share
  • $201.00 per room, per night for solo travellers

Please select the number of extra nights required in the 'Additional Nights Accommodation' field when making your purchase. The additional cost for these arrangements will be added to your final payment invoice and are subject to availability.

To enhance your journey, we are offering guests a choice of the following optional activities (prices are per person):

  • Cape Peninsula Tour - Full Day (Day 3) - $154 per person
  • Kruger National Park Half Day Open Vehicle Safari - Afternoon (Day 8) - $183 per person

Optional tours can be selected once you have finalised your tour purchase and paid your deposit. When completing your Passenger Booking Form, you will be asked if you would like to add Optional Tours, where any applicable cost will be added to your final balance. If you choose not to select them at this time, you can choose to add them later by logging in to your Account online.

Please note that you must select your Optional Tours no later than 70 days before departure, after which you will be required to purchase them on tour. Please keep in mind that anything purchased on-tour is subject to availability and prices may vary as you will be paying in local currency. We appreciate your understanding.

  • International airfares
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Tipping
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary

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