South African Safari

13 days / 12 nights

Multi-day trip description

Experience the natural wonders of South Africa on this 13 day safari. Your trip will start in Cape Town, where you’ll explore the city, take in panoramic views, spot some penguins, and visit nearby wine country. Then you’ll travel to Johannesburg, where you’ll head to Kruger National Park and spend a few nights in the comfortable camps within the park as you see all kinds of wildlife including rhinos, lions, zebras, and more. Your trip will end w...Experience the natural wonders of South Africa on this 13 day safari. Your trip will start in Cape Town, where you’ll explore the city, take in panoramic views, spot some penguins, and visit nearby wine country. Then you’ll travel to Johannesburg, where you’ll head to Kruger National Park and spend a few nights in the comfortable camps within the park as you see all kinds of wildlife including rhinos, lions, zebras, and more. Your trip will end with a stay in Tshukudu Game Reserve, where you’ll observe more wildlife on game drives and relax in the private reserve’s natural surroundings.

Accessibility. What to expect?

  • Assistance

    Guides / staff members have experience assisting people with disabilities

    Guides / staff members will be available to assist

  • Transportation

    A wheelchair accessible vehicle with a hydraulic lift for transportation to and from the airport and on the trip

    The vehicles used within the national park and the reserve for game drives require participants to transfer from their wheelchair to the vehicle seat

  • Places

    All the places during guided tours are accessible, but may have uneven terrain and require extra assistance

  • Bathroom

    Accessible bathrooms are available in different locations during the guided tour and long the road on longer drives

  • Equipment

    Not included, but can be offered for an extra charge

From $3,190 USD / per person

Reliable accessibility information

Comprehensive planning

Personalized support

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive to Cape Town - Nov 5, 2023 thumbnail

Day 1: Arrive to Cape Town - Nov 5, 2023

You will be picked up from Cape Town International Airport in a wheelchair accessible bus and shuttled to your hotel in Cape Town, one of South A...You will be picked up from Cape Town International Airport in a wheelchair accessible bus and shuttled to your hotel in Cape Town, one of South Africa’s three capital cities. Depending on the time your flight arrives, you may have time to explore the city or rest in your hotel.
No meals included

Stay:

the DeNoordhoeck Hotel

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Day 2: Exploring Capetown - Nov 6, 2023

After a good night’s rest, and breakfast, your guide Alfie will meet you at the hotel in an accessible vehicle to explore the city of Capetown. T...After a good night’s rest, and breakfast, your guide Alfie will meet you at the hotel in an accessible vehicle to explore the city of Capetown. The day will begin with a drive through “The Mother City”, before heading to Table Mountain, where you will ride a cable car to the top and enjoy a beautiful perspective of the city and the sea. Then, you’ll drive to Signal Hill for more panoramic views of the city before heading to the Waterfront where you’ll grab a bite to eat and shop.
Breakfast included

Stay:

the DeNoordhoeck Hotel

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Day 3: Landscapes and penguins - Nov 7, 2023

Today you’ll visit the area that gave Cape Town its name. Explorer Francis Drake referred to it as “the fairest cape that we saw in the whole cir...Today you’ll visit the area that gave Cape Town its name. Explorer Francis Drake referred to it as “the fairest cape that we saw in the whole circumference of the globe.” After breakfast, your guide will pick you up at the hotel in an accessible vehicle for a full day tour of the cape where the False Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. You’ll stop at a penguin colony and drive along beautiful coastal roads.
Breakfast included

Stay:

the DeNoordhoeck Hotel

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Day 4: Wine country - Nov 8, 2023

After breakfast, your guide will be waiting to take you to the historic town of Stellenbosch, just outside of Capetown. This ancient oak tree sha...After breakfast, your guide will be waiting to take you to the historic town of Stellenbosch, just outside of Capetown. This ancient oak tree shaded town is the second oldest town in South Africa and is the center of the country’s wine region. You’ll notice the Dutch influence as you tour the town and 2-3 nearby vineyards, where you’ll taste different wines from the region.
Breakfast included

Stay:

the DeNoordhoeck Hotel

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Day 5: Travel to Johannesburg - Nov 9, 2023

An accessible vehicle will meet you at your hotel in Cape Town and take you to the airport to catch your flight to Johannesburg. You’ll be picked...An accessible vehicle will meet you at your hotel in Cape Town and take you to the airport to catch your flight to Johannesburg. You’ll be picked up in an accessible vehicle to head to your hotel in Johannesburg.
Breakfast included

Stay:

City Lodge, Barbara Road
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Day 6: Travel to Kruger National Park - Nov 10, 2023

After breakfast in Johannesburg, you’ll meet your guide and accessible vehicle for the journey to Kruger National Park. The park is made up of ne...After breakfast in Johannesburg, you’ll meet your guide and accessible vehicle for the journey to Kruger National Park. The park is made up of nearly 2 million hectares of land full of diverse flora and fauna. It’s one of the largest game reserves in Africa, and a great place to spot the big 5: leopards, buffalo, rhinos, elephants, and lions. You’ll head east through the rolling grasslands of Highveld and stop for lunch on the way to the park. You’ll enter on the south-western side of the park, and settle in at Skukuza camp.
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

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Day 7: Kruger National Park - Nov 11, 2023

After breakfast, get ready for a day of sightseeing. You’ll have the chance to observe a wide variety of animals in the national park, take in be...After breakfast, get ready for a day of sightseeing. You’ll have the chance to observe a wide variety of animals in the national park, take in beautiful views, and relax in its natural setting. Skukuza Camp is located along a river and is the biggest camp within the national park. It features a golf course and chances for riverside walks, wilderness hikes, and game drives.
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

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Day 8: Kruger National Park - Nov 12, 2023

Today, you’ll move to a new camp within Kruger National Park. You’ll go on more drives to view the wildlife and natural habitat of the park, and ...Today, you’ll move to a new camp within Kruger National Park. You’ll go on more drives to view the wildlife and natural habitat of the park, and be able to practice your photography skills. You will eat communal meals between drives at camp, where you will stay in thatched roof bungalows with wheelchair accessible bathrooms.
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

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Day 9: Kruger National Park - Nov 13, 2023

You’ll spend your second day at Satara Camp exploring the nearby surroundings. The camp is located in the center of the park and is the best camp...You’ll spend your second day at Satara Camp exploring the nearby surroundings. The camp is located in the center of the park and is the best camp for big cat viewings, offering opportunities to spot cheetahs, leopards, and lions.
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Day 10: Travel to Tshukudu Private Game Reserve - Nov 14, 2023 thumbnail

Day 10: Travel to Tshukudu Private Game Reserve - Nov 14, 2023

After breakfast, you’ll say goodbye to Kruger National Park with one last morning game drive before the group makes its way to Tshukudu Private G...After breakfast, you’ll say goodbye to Kruger National Park with one last morning game drive before the group makes its way to Tshukudu Private Game Reserve, where you will stay for the next 3 nights. This magnificent reserve reintroduces animals to the wild, and operates a lion breeding program. You’ll enjoy a traditional braai barbeque dinner in a boma under the stars. A boma is an outdoor area lit by candles and fire.
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Day 11: Tshukudu Private Game Reserve - Nov 15, 2023 thumbnail

Day 11: Tshukudu Private Game Reserve - Nov 15, 2023

You’ll wake up in your air conditioned, thatched roof bungalow at camp and join the rest of the group for breakfast. Today, you’ll go on game dri...You’ll wake up in your air conditioned, thatched roof bungalow at camp and join the rest of the group for breakfast. Today, you’ll go on game drives and get to know the lions that are part of the reserve’s breeding program up close.
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

Day 12: Tshukudu Private Game Reserve - Nov 16, 2023 thumbnail

Day 12: Tshukudu Private Game Reserve - Nov 16, 2023

On your last day at the game reserve, you’ll experience game drives and bush walks or wheels. You’ll have the chance to relax around the pool or ...On your last day at the game reserve, you’ll experience game drives and bush walks or wheels. You’ll have the chance to relax around the pool or observe the animals at the watering hole before ending your night with a final dinner in the boma.
Breakfast, lunch & dinner included

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Day 13: Departure from Johannesburg - Nov 17, 2023

After breakfast at camp, you’ll make the scenic journey back to Johannesburg in a wheelchair accessible vehicle, where you’ll be dropped off at t...After breakfast at camp, you’ll make the scenic journey back to Johannesburg in a wheelchair accessible vehicle, where you’ll be dropped off at the airport to catch your flight home.
Breakfast included

    What's included

  • A private, licensed, English speaking tour guide

  • 14 nights of star accommodations

  • Entrance fees to parks and reserves

  • Transportation in a wheelchair accessible vehicle to and from the airport and between destinations

  • 12 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners

    What's not included

  • Meals not listed in the itinerary

  • Airfare

  • Travel Insurance

  • Tips

  • Drinks

Travel Restrictions in South Africa

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Important Information

  • This tour has a maximum capacity of 12 people, with a total of 4 power wheelchair users or 6 manual wheelchair users.

  • A 20% deposit is required to secure your spot on the tour ($200 USD is non-refundable). The remaining 80% must be paid 30 days before the trip start date.

  • Group tours will accept new travelers until 45 days prior to the start date.

  • This tour must have a minimum of 8 participants to take place at the listed price. If the minimum is not reached, the tour still may be able to occur at a higher price.

  • Rates offered are considered based on a double room occupancy. For single occupancy an extra fee will be required, reach out to our travel expert for details.

  • The vehicles during game drives have standard seating and will require participants to transfer from their wheelchairs to the seats with assistance.

  • Day tours in Cape Town might change in order due to weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances.

Cancellation Policies - 60 days

  • If you cancel up to 60 days before your check-in day, you will receive a full refund minus the non-refundable $200 USD.
  • If you cancel between 59 and 30 days before your check-in day, 25% of the total cost of your booking will be due.
  • If you cancel between 29 and 15 days before your check-in day, 60% of the total cost of your booking will be due.
  • If you cancel less than 14 days before your check-in day, the total cost of your booking will be due.
  • If a trip or activity cannot take place due to extraordinary circumstances (bad weather, social movements, etc), a full refund cannot be guaranteed. Rest assured, the Wheel the World team will do their best to offer the best arrangements possible.