The Active Safari Adventure




This seamless combination of experiences offers the perfect base from which to explore Cape Town and the Walker Bay Nature Conservancy, followed by a twin centre safari that provides the best of game viewing and scenic splendour of the Kruger National Park.

Arrive at Cape Town International Airport (CPT).

Enjoy a quick 25 min road transfer from the airport to Welgelegen House.

Welgelegen House.

While at Welgelegen, explore the Cape on a Peninsula Tour, Winelands Tour and City Tour.

cape town, south africa

Welgelegen House


Nestled at the foot of Table Mountain, with unparalleled views of Lion’s Head, Welgelegen is a boutique hotel that oozes Cape charm. The luxurious space was converted into fourteen 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.

Enjoy a scenic 2 hr & 45 min road transfer or self-drive via Franschhoek to Coot Club in Stanford.

Coot Club.

Stanford, South Africa

Coot Club

3 Nights

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…

Take a 1 hr & 45 min road transfer to Cape Town International Airport (CPT).

Connect with the daily AIRLINK flight (2.5 hrs) from Cape Town International Airport (CPT) to Hoedspruit Airport (HDS).

Fly direct to Pafuri on a scheduled ABSOLUTE AVIATION charter (45 mins).

Pafuri Tented Camp.

NOTE: Remember to make use of RETURN Africa's 'The Best of Kruger & Cape' special offer.
Save 25% when you combine 7 nights between Pafuri Collection and Welgelegen House.

Kruger National Park, South Africa

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.

Fly direct to Hoedspruit Airport on a scheduled ABSOLUTE AVIATION charter (45 mins).

Road transfer (30 min) to Tanda Tula Field Camp.

Tanda Tula Field Camp.

Klaserie Private Game Reserve, South Africa

Tanda Tula Field Camp

3 Nights

“Treading softly on the surface of the earth” is a foundation principle of everything that Tanda Tula stands for, and a principle that is echoed throughout each element of the Tanda Tula Field Camp experience. This camp has evolved to meet the growing requirement in the market for privacy, exclusivity and immersion into the wild in one of the few remaining private wilderness areas in South Africa.

Tanda Tula Field Camp is a unique safari experience unlike any other. Consisting of four custom designed tents, each with en-suite open-air bush bathrooms (hot water bucket shower and a compostable toilet) and a communal mess tent.  The camp caters for between 4 and 8 guests on an exclusive-use basis only. Guests are hosted by some of the safari industry’s leading iconic guides who accompany them on an extraordinary journey of exploration and adventure.

Field Camp does not have wi-fi or electricity but operates with oil and solar-powered lanterns.

Road transfer (30 min) to Hoedspruit International Airport (HDS).

Connect with one of the daily flights to OR Tambo International Airport from where you can proceed to your onward destination.

This 13 night cape and safari itinerary is a perfect combination to experience the tours, sites, and food of the cape, as well as the incredible game viewing and stunning landscapes of 2 safari destinations.
We recommend adding on some nights in the winelands at La Clé or ending on the beaches of Azura Retreats.

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