What you can expect

The 'Big 5'!

Visit part of the largest game reserve in South Africa

Cape Town

Explore the charm of the ‘Mother City’

Robben Island

Visit Robben Island, a small landmass that served as a prison for Nelson Mandela


Learn about South Africa’s colonial past and enjoy the delights of Stellenbosch.

About the trip

Explore South Africa during this 10-day tour and learn all about the rich culture and historical heritage of this diverse country. Take a safari ride into the middle of the wilderness and watch the ‘big five’ in their natural environment. Open your senses, uncover the country’s customs and traditions by exploring African cuisine in Cape Town, and taste the best wine and cheese from the Stellenbosch region. The spectrum of activities is wide and this tour offers you the perfect insight into this fruitful land.

What's Included

  • Return flights & Transfers
  • Internal Flights
  • Airport Taxes & Charges
  • Twin room for sole use
  • Solos Board; Breakfast daily, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Welcome drink & Information meeting
  • Included excursions; Scheduled safari activities in Greater Kruger National Park (on days 2, 3 and 4), full-day foodie walking tour through Cape Town on Day 6, full-day Cape Peninsula Discovery Tour on Day 7, 12-minute Helicopter Flip and guided tour of Robben Island on Day 8, entrance fees for full-day, Winelands Tour on Day 9, half-day Culinary Stellenbosch Walking Tour
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Fully financially protected


  • Depart UK
  • Arrive Shiduli Game Lodge
  • Shiduli Game Lodge
  • Shiduli Game Lodge
  • Shiduli Game Lodge to Cape Town
  • Cape Town: Foodie Tour
  • Cape Peninsula : Discovery Tour
  • Cape Town: Helicopter Flight & Robben Island Tour
  • Wine Tour & Stellenbosch
  • Stellenbosch: Foodie Tour
  • Stellenbosch to Cape Town & Flight back to UK
What’s Extra
  • Insurance, see here

What you'll be doing


Depart UK

We depart the UK for our overnight flight to Hoedspruit via Johannesburg.

Arrive Shiduli Game Lodge

After landing at Hoedspruit Airport we will transfer to our private game lodge which sits in the Karongwe Nature Reserve, part of the famous Greater Kruger National Park. The rest of the day is free for you to spend at leisure. That way you will store up energy for the following day’s game drive!
  • Lunch & Dinner Included

Shiduli Game Lodge

A spellbinding experience awaits us this morning. Head out to explore the Karongwe Nature Reserve, part of the famous Greater Kruger National Park, often thought of as the world’s largest wildlife zoo. Wake up early in the morning and jump into a safari jeep with a specialised wildlife ranger-guide for our very first safari experience. Enjoy a thrilling game drive and, like completing a wildlife bingo, try to spot all of Africa’s highly sought-after Big Five: elephant, lion, rhino, leopard and buffalo.
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Shiduli Game Lodge

Rise and shine for another African morning in the wilderness and get ready for our second safari adventure. Today we can choose from an exciting array of activities, encompassed by a comfortable accommodation, friendly staff, great food, and a professional health and beauty spa set in the most amazing bushveld gardens in South Africa, where birdwatching and fishing are two favourite pastimes. There are exciting activities suited to absolutely everyone’s needs, including but not limited to open-vehicle safaris, bush braai evenings in Kruger Park, guided walks in the bush, mountain bike trails, trips to animal rehabilitation centres and much more.
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Shiduli Game Lodge to Cape Town

We start the day with our last game ride before leaving for Hoedspruit Airport, where we will catch our onward flight to Cape Town. After landing, we will take a transfer to South Africa’s ‘Mother City’, Cape Town. Our accommodation is located right in the city center, surrounded by shops and restaurants. Spend the rest of this first day in Cape Town at leisure, either hitting the streets to start familiarising yourself with the new surroundings or putting your feet up in the hotel and making the most of the available services.
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Cape Town: Foodie Tour

After breakfast in the hotel, it’s time to put on our walking shoes and enjoy a full-day foodie tour of Cape Town on foot. Our guide will meet us in the hotel reception and start strolling down the streets of the city. So much about a country and a culture is expressed through its cuisine! In South Africa much of the cuisine is typically homemade, and to get a taste you really need to search hard. This tour aims to combine the history of this city with exploring its back streets to find the tastes that represent all the rainbow nation. As we walk the streets of Cape Town, experiencing its history and people, we’ll stop to taste a mixture of traditional South African street food and to visit some artisanal foodie and coffee shops. During the walk we will get to taste pap, samp & beans, a meat stew and vetkoek; Falooda, a traditional Muslim Rose Milkshake; a gourmet bunny chow to get a little taste of Indian Cuisine; coffee from one of the micro artisan coffee roasters in the city; and bobotie pies, a modern take on the traditional bobotie, which both the Cape Malays and white Afrikaners claim as their traditional dish.
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Cape Peninsula : Discovery Tour

Wake up to breakfast at the hotel, we meet our guide in reception and get ready for our next African experience. Today is time to explore the beautiful Cape Peninsula. The tour leads us through an ever changing landscape of majestic mountains, vast oceans, rugged cliffs and indigenous ‘fynbos’ vegetation. The route follows the Atlantic Seaboard to the fishing harbour of Hout Bay where you can stop to take a boat trip to Duiker Island, home to a colony of Cape Fur Seals. The route then follows the scenic Chapman’s Peak Drive which leads through the rural villages of Noordhoek, Oceanview, Kommetjie and Scarborough to the entrance of the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Here, the landscape is rugged and it is no wonder that the Portuguese sea farers called the cape “Cabo Tormentoso”, meaning the Cape of Storms. Visit the Cape of Good Hope, the most south-western tip of the African Continent. The Old Lighthouse at Cape Point offers a spectacular viewing platform over False Bay. It takes approx. 30 minutes to walk from the visitor’s car park to the Lighthouse summit or a few minutes on the funicular railway.
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Cape Town: Helicopter Flight & Robben Island Tour

After breakfast, we meet our guide to start our day at the famous V&A Waterfront, where we will take a 12-minute Helicopter Flip over the Mother City! After this exciting experience, we will have the opportunity to spend some time discovering Cape Town’s Waterfront.  In the afternoon you will take a trip to the famous Robben Island. Robben Island, about 12 kms away from Cape Town and was a notorious prison during apartheid times. For over 30 years, political prisoners were kept here in isolation. One of the prisoners was Nelson Mandela. Today, Robben Island is a museum and World Heritage site. Visits include the maximum security prison and the quarry.
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Wine Tour & Stellenbosch

Today’s journey will take us to the most beautiful and interesting parts of the Western Cape’s wine lands. After breakfast, we meet our guide in reception to start our full-day tour, beginning with a journey to Paarl, a small town where one of South Africa’s main languages, Afrikaans, was born. Here we’ll visit the Taal Monument. The third oldest settlement in South Africa, Paarl is steeped in history, culture, natural splendour and a centuries-old tradition of winemaking. In 1657, Abraham Gabemma set out from the Cape in search of resources. On his journey, he came across a giant granite rock gleaming in the distance. He called it Pearl Mountain, and the town that grew at its base eventually became known as Paarl. The Lovely Fairview Wine estate will host us for a wine & cheese tasting. Founded in 1693, it still is a working farm, housing a collection of micro-businesses all striving towards a common goal: to create artisanal and sustainable produce, with a focus on fine wine and cheese.
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DAY 10

Stellenbosch: Foodie Tour

We charge our batteries with breakfast at the hotel before we explore Stellenbosch and its foodie scene. The tour includes a foodie walking tour in the historic heart of town where you’ll taste traditional specialties and artisan food products, unique handcrafted beers and top quality cured beef (biltong). The tour also includes a lunch stop with locally sourced goodies. It’s all about sharing ‘Culture on a Spoon’. In the evening you will attend a farewell dinner.
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DAY 11

Stellenbosch to Cape Town & Flight back to UK

After breakfast you will have some free time in Stellenbosch before we head back to Cape Town for our journey home to the UK.
  • Breakfast Included


Safari, Wine and Mother City, South Africa

We stay in comfortable hotels throughout as details below (or similar);
  • 4* Shiduli Private Game Lodge – Greater Kruger National Park
  • 4* Cresta Grande Hotel – Cape Town
  • 4* Protea Hotel by Marriott Dorpshuis & Spa – Stellenbosch

Frequently Asked Questions

Average Temperatures

Month(s) Highest temperature Lowest temperature
October 23 °C 13 °C

Our Reviews

“I’m sure you will enjoy it, I have been on three solos holidays to date and the people I’ve met have been great.”

“I’ve been travelling with Solos for nearly 20 years, on and off. The reason is for exactly what you want – you meet like minded people… and have loads of fun!”

“I’ve been on loads of trips with Solos over the years and can honestly say you will not regret booking your 1st one!”

“The feeling you have once you go away on your own is worth all the nerves before! I was so very anxious the first time but now having done it 4 times, I love it!”


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