Cape to Kruger Park Safari in 15 days
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Cape to Kruger Park Safari in 15 days in Cape Town
15-day Package Tour with the option of 17 days return to Cape Town.
This tour is a combination of our carefully selected tours which will take the Tourist to the best and most spectacular places in South Africa.
Please choose your start date appropriate if you plan to attend a Drakensberg Boys Choir concert (available during school terms) on Wednesday, which falls on day 8. The start date therefore has to be on a Wednesday.
Cape Town, Winelands, Garden Route & Addo National Park.
Cape Town, the “Mother City”, or the world’s most fabulous city, is the oldest city in South Africa and has a cultural heritage spanning more than 300 years.
Day 1: Meet us at your centrally located hotel to start this tour for Cape Town's most famous icon: Table Mountain by the Aerial Cableway to take in the natural beauty and stunning views. The first botanical garden in the world to be established (in 1913) to protect local flora, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in the UNESCO-listed Cape Floral Kingdom follows. Lunch is at the famous Jonkershuis Cape Malay restaurant. Visiting Groot Constantia, we taste their export quality wines. We journey along the False Bay coastline to Boulders Beach near Simon’s Town, home to one of the few land-based penguin colonies in the world. Choose one of the popular restaurants in the area for dinner. We overnight at De Noordhoek Lifestyle Hotel (or similar).
Day 2: First visit is Cape Point, part of the Table Mountain National Park and home to an abundance of flora and fauna, and ascend the viewpoint with the Flying Dutchman Funicular. We visit Hout Bay harbour and Camps Bay African Craft Market on our way along the scenic Chapman’s Peak drive. Stopping over at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, we take a tour at the Two Oceans Aquarium. Driving in the direction of Stellenbosch, we visit the Vergenoegd wine farm for some wine tasting. We go to the Spier Wine Farm for chocolate and wine tasting on the banks of the Spier dam. Now we are off to see a bit of the real South Africa(optional). Mzoli's place is legendary for giving visitors an authentic African eating experience. If you like meat then you'll love Mzoli's. Situated in Gugulethu, it's a prime example of South African Shisa Nyama (barbeque). Eat, drink and have fun with the locals! We overnight at Amberley Sleep & Travel Somerset West. (or similar).
Day 3: Starting our journey to the Garden Route, we visit some of the numerous farm stalls at Grabouw, and then pushes on to the town of Oudtshoorn with Route 62. This route delivers an unforgettable South African travelling experience, making of life-long memories. (Lunch en-route) After visiting the Cango Caves for a Heritage Tour, we head down the scenic Outeniqua Pass and onto the green forests and beaches of the Garden Route. Overnight is at the Acorn Guest House George (or similar).
Day 4: A short drive brings us to Knysna where we discover the town and visit some of the unspoilt beaches in the area. Driving to the Addo National Park, we stop over at the ‘highest recognised bungee from a bridge’ in the world, the Bloukrans Bridge Bungee Jump. We look out for Humpback Whales at Nelson Mandela Bay. (Lunch en-route) A whale watching tour can be arranged if whales are present at the time (July - October) for your own cost at Algoa Bay. From here we go to the Addo National Park where we will have dinner at their restaurant, and a night game drive.
Wild Coast adventure with traditional Xhosa hospitality.
The Wild Coast is a stunning section of Eastern Cape coastline stretching from East London in the south to the border of KwaZulu-Natal in the north. It is the home of the Xhosa people and incorporates estuaries, sandy beaches, natural heritage sites, craggy cliffs, waterfalls, and rolling hills, providing spectacular scenery and real authentic traditional experiences.
Day 5: We leave the Addo National Park (while viewing game) for Port Elizabeth. We head North from Port Elizabeth (Nelson Mandela Bay) to the spectacular Wild Coast along the roads of the Transkei, and see how the Xhosa people still live in their traditional rondawel huts, with farm animals grazing by the side of the road against the backdrop of the Drakensberg in the distance! Our first stop is at the majestic Bawa Falls, with a single drop of 103 meters (338 feet). It was here at “Execution Rock” where witches were executed by throwing them off the cliff. We visit the Nelson Mandela Museum at Qunu and then veer off the N2 to “The Hole in the Wall”, one of South Africa's most famous tourist attractions. (Lunch en-route not included) The locals call this "izi Khaleni" which means place of thunder. During certain seasons and water conditions, the waves clap in such a way that the concussion can be heard throughout the valley. If you want to have a real authentic traditional experience, sleep in a rural rondawel (hut) of a traditional Xhosa village if available at the time. You also have the choice to stay at the Hole-in-the-Wall Hotel.
Day 6: After visiting some of the most beautiful and unspoiled beaches in the world, we drive to the Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve, which lies snugly at the head of a spectacular river gorge lined with dense coastal bush and forests. (Lunch en-route not included.) The breath-taking scenery along the Umzimkulwana river gorge makes this a photographer’s and nature lover’s paradise. We stay here for the night.
Day 7: The Hibiscus coast with its inviting stretch of Indian Ocean which sometimes presents the year-round delights of frolicking dolphins and majestic, cruising whales, provide the spectacular scenery for the drive to Durban.
Kwazulu-Natal Drakensberg, Battlefields Route & Midlands Meander.
A barrier of upward-pointing spears for the Zulu name “Quathlamba”, describes the craggy pinnacles that form the most spectacular part of the Great Escarpment of Southern Africa’s major watershed. Discover sites where ferocious wars took place with knowledgeable Guides, see the magnificent mountains and the beautiful Midlands Meander.
Leaving from Durban, we head to Howick to visit the Mandela Monument. From here we take the road North on the Midlands Meander and visit Tsonga shoes and bags, Marrakesh Cheese and Chocolate Heaven and savour lunch at one of the delightful restaurants on the way. (Bierfassl) We also visit the Wine Cellar and Mouse Trap Deli. After visiting Drakensberg Bee Products at Scrumpy Jacks, we select some of the many activities to do at the Dragon Peaks Mountain Resort, where we also stay for the night (or similar).
Day 8: Breakfast is followed by a tour of the Dragon Rock Reptile Centre or watch as magnificent raptors perform in the skies above the Majestic Drakensberg Mountains, at Falcon Ridge. You also have the option for a helicopter flight over the main escarpment. (own cost) We head out to do the Drakensberg Canopy Tour and then attend a Drakensberg Boys Choir concert. We spend the night at the Dragon Peaks Mountain Resort (or similar). Dinner at a restaurant not included.
Day 9: We head to Dundee to have a tour of the battlefields and historical sites of Blood River/Ncome/Napoleon Prince Imperial/Talana. “By 1836 relations between the British rulers in the Cape and the Dutch settlers had reached an all- time low. They decided to pack-up their worldly goods load them onto covered wagons and head into the largely unknown interior of South Africa. Thus began in 1836 the exodus that would be recorded by history as ‘The Great Trek’! The north, west and eastward movement of this exodus of Trekkers, who became known as Voortrekkers inevitably led to conflict with the indigenous peoples who inhabited the hinterland. Trek leader Piet Retief and his party were killed at King Dingane’s capital of Mgungundlovu in February 1838…”, and see where brutal battles took place. We spend the night at the Royal Country Inn. (or similar)
Day 10: Heading on our way to Mpumalanga, we visit O'Neil's Cottage on the road between Newcastle and Volksrust. The home of Eugene O'Neil became a makeshift hospital for British after defeating at Majuba. The peace treaty ending the war was negotiated here.
Panorama/Kruger Park/Swaziland Tour
This Tour is an excellent choice for people who want to enjoy spectacular scenery, combined with game drives to see the renowned big five (elephant, rhinoceros, lion, leopard and buffalo). It traverses into Swaziland after 5 days to showcase the best there is to offer.
We drive through some of the most scenic areas of the Eastern part of South Africa. The Highveld town of Dullstroom hosts Anvil Brewery, where you can enjoy local beer and dishes such as smoked trout for lunch. From here we descend into the Lowveld en route to the historic town of Pilgrim’s Rest. The entire town of Pilgrim's Rest was declared a National Monument in 1986 as a living memory of the early gold rush days in South Africa during the late 1800s / early 1900s, then to view Pinnacle Rock and to experience the amazing view from God’s Window. We then visit the Berlin Falls, where numerous local arts and crafts are for sale. From here we visit Bourke’s Luck Potholes for lunch and then overnight at the resort: Forever Blyde Canyon (or similar).
Day 11: We go to visit Kinyonga Reptile Centre near the town of Hoedspruit after breakfast, and then traverse s to the famous Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre for a tour and lunch at the Curio Shop and Deli. Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre follows for another wildlife tour, where we also stay for the night (or similar).
Day 12: We leave after breakfast to take a boat trip on the Blyde Dam. An interpretation tour will take us to the Kadishi Tufa waterfall and the Three Rondawels. An abundance of wildlife will keep you distracted while learning more about the natural history of the Blyde Canyon. The Kadishi Tufa waterfall, at 200 meters (around 660 feet) in height , is the second tallest tufa waterfall on earth. The waterfall’s formation strikingly resembles a face which is crying profusely, and is thus sometimes known as ‘the weeping face of nature’. Completing this we head to the Mopani Rest Camp via Phalaborwa gate at the Kruger Park for more game viewing. After enjoying a game drive to a bush braai (bbq) or a night game drive, we spend the night here (or similar). No children under 6 allowed on the night game drive to a bush braai (bbq).
Day 13: After breakfast, we have a game drive in the park for the entire day, exploring every possible opportunity to view the spectacular wildlife scenery and opportunities to see the Big 5. We drive south to the Skukuza camp, enjoy a night game drive and overnight here(or similar).
Day 14: We continue via Nelspruit (Mbombela) to the Jane Goodall Institute’s Chimpanzee Eden. From here we drive along the new declared UNESCO world heritage site, the Barberton Makhonjwa Geotrail to Swaziland to watch glass blowing at Ngwenya Glass. It is also a showroom full of beautifully crafted glass ornaments and houses a number of other smaller craft outlets. We drive to the Mantenga Cultural Village, a living museum of old traditions that represent classical Swazi lifestyle during the 1850s. It comprises 16 huts, kraals and byres for cattle and goats, reed fences and other structures, and enjoys traditional dances, a guided tour of the hut village and waterfall. We also have a traditional lunch here, and drive to the Hlane Royal National Park for the night. Dinner can be enjoyed at Ndlovu Camp’s large restaurant.
Day 15: After a 2,5-hour Sunrise Game Drive at Hlane Royal National Park’s Ndlovu Camp we head back via Nelspruit to Johannesburg where you can take a flight to your next destination, or do a short tour through Soweto and overnight at Gold Reef City, where you have the opportunity to learn about the history of gold in Gauteng.
You now have the option to go on to Cape Town, doing 2 more days of touring.
Day 16: Leaving your Jozi hotel, we drive to the capital city of South Africa’s Northern Cape Province on our way to Cape Town. It’s known for its 19th-century diamond mines, like the deep, hand-dug Big Hole. Nearby, the Kimberley Mine Museum is a re-creation of the town in its heyday, and displays jewellery and uncut diamonds where we take a tour, and stay over at the Barney Barnato B&B.
Day 17: Leaving after breakfast, we drive to Cape Town for the entire day through the semi desert region of the Karoo.
• Accommodation as per itinerary
• Entrance fees
• National Park fees
• Breakfasts and some dinners
• Professional guide at specialist venues
• Transport by private vehicle
• Welcome pack, and free use of smart phone and data
• Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
• Alcoholic drinks
• Activities indicated as optional
• Food and drinks, unless specified
• Gratuities (recommended)
• Travel insurance; Flights; Airport transfers; Porterage; Visa fees
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|Departing: Cape Town International Airport|
|Address: Airport Ring Road, Matroosfontein, Cape Town, 7490, South Africa|
|Distance: 20.8 km / Duration: 21 mins|
|1.||Head south on Airport Ring Rd||1.0 km|
|2.||Slight left toward Airport Approach Rd||48 m|
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|4.||Slight left onto Airport Approach Rd||2.1 km|
|5.||Merge onto Settlers Way/N2||10.2 km|
|6.||Keep right to continue on Philip Kgosana Dr/N2||1.1 km|
|7.||Keep right to continue on Nelson Mandela Blvd/N2||3.2 km|
|8.||Keep right to continue on Nelson Mandela Blvd||1.2 km|
|9.||Merge onto Nelson Mandela Blvd/N1/N2||0.7 km|
|10.||Turn right onto Walter Sisulu Ave||0.1 km|
|11.||Continue onto Dock Rd||0.3 km|
|12.||At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto S Arm Rd |
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