Kruger & Cape




This seamless combination of experiences offers the best of game viewing and scenic splendour of the Kruger National Park followed by the perfect base from which to explore Cape Town and the Walker Bay Nature Conservancy in the Overberg area.

Arrive at Cape Town International Airport (CPT).

With two scenic routes to choose from, take a road transfer or self-drive, via the N2 to Stanford (2 hours) or the road along the coast via Pringle Bay and Hermanus (3 hours) is slightly longer but well worth the views.

Coot Club.

Stanford, South Africa

Coot Club


Between the Maanschynkop Nature Reserve mountains and Walker Bay Nature Reserve, the Klein River flows into one of South Africa’s most important estuaries, rich in birdlife and endemic plant diversity. Just two hours from Cape Town, Coot Club is set on 464 hectares of private nature reserve on the south bank of the Klein Rivier Lagoon. The closest village is Stanford, a quaint community where life is simple and gentle.

With a variety of striking, architect-designed accommodation, inspired by the traditional boatsheds on the edge of the Klein Rivier Lagoon, each villa is designed to suit couples, families and multi-generational groups. Weathered tones and textures allow the buildings to blend into the natural landscape. Positioned in the fynbos thickets for ultimate privacy, the views across the mountains and glassy waters are mesmerising. Just on the other side, a 17-kilometre stretch of footprintless sand beckons.

The one-of-a-kind retreat offers families and couples the opportunity to rediscover the simple pleasures of play. Sailing boats, enjoying warmth of the sun after a bracing swim, SUPing and laughing, floating lazily across the lagoon in a kayak, walking in the fynbos, lazy braais with friends, and ice-cold drinks and a crackling campfire…

Leave early and take the alternate scenic route via the idillic Franschhoek Pass and Stellenbosch (4 hours) to Cape Town.

Welgelegen House.

NOTE: Make use of RETURN Africa's Best of Kruger & Cape special offer and get one night free at Welgelegen House when combining 4+ nights at Pafuri Tented Camps and 3+ nights at Welgelegen House.

Welgelegen House is perfectly situated within walking distance of many restaurants and activities in the beautiful Cape Town city bowl. Be sure to book a Cape Peninsula Tour, a Winelands Tour, a City Tour, or all three during your stay to see and experience the best of what this jewel of a city and its surroundings have to offer.


Welgelegen House

3 Nights

Nestled at the foot of Table Mountain, with unparalleled views of Lion’s Head, Welgelegen House oozes Cape charm. The elegant space has been converted into 14 en-suite rooms from two Victorian houses, linked by a shady inner courtyard and a plunge pool that provides welcome respite during the heat of the day. It is truly a sanctuary in the city, located just a short walk away from the vibe of Kloof Street, and a few minutes’ drive from the Table Mountain Cableway, Camps Bay and the V&A Waterfront.

A highlight of every stay at Welgelegen is interaction with the fabulous team, headed up by General Manager Ayanda Prince.

Enjoy a quick 35 minute road transfer from Welgelegen House to Cape town International Airport (CPT).

Connect with the daily Air Link scheduled flights to Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport (HDS).

Take a swift 20 minute road transfer from Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport (HDS) to Hoedspruit Civil Airport.

Connect with the daily scheduled seat-in charter flight operated by Tzaneen Air (45 minutes) to Pafuri Airstrip followed by a short drive to camps.

Pafuri Tented Camp.


Pafuri Tented Camp


Experience the northern part of Kruger National Park in the Makuleke Contractual Park while staying in this luxury tented camp, winding along the Luvuvhu River. Spend your days with elephants, buffalo, antelopes, and more, while keeping an eye out for the many special bird species that are endemic to the area, all while taking in the historical and breathtaking scenery of the Pafuri region.

Head back and connect with the daily scheduled seat-in charter flight operated by Tzaneen Air (45 minutes) to Hoedspruit Civil Airport.

Take a 20 minute road transfer to Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport (HDS).

Connect with an onward flight to your next destination.

This 10 night cape and safari itinerary is a perfect combination to experience the incredible game viewing and stunning landscapes of a safari destination, combined with the tours, sites, and food of the cape .

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