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  • Big 5 wildlife encounters in the Kruger National Park, South Africa’s premier game reserve
  • Explore Cape Town with its many spectacular attractions, such as the Cape Peninsula
  • The splendour of the Garden Route with its stunning mountains, lagoons, forests & beaches
Discover the best highlights of beautiful South Africa, including a Kruger National Park safari, Cape Town and the Garden Route in just 11 days!

Enjoy fantastic Big 5 game viewing in the pristine wilderness of the acclaimed Kruger National Park and keep your eyes peeled for the wildlife wonders while on safari. Then, explore the Mpumalanga province’s magnificent Panorama Route, before heading to the cosmopolitan Cape Town. Here, experience a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula with leisure time in the Mother City. Relish the charming villages, a wine tasting and several stunning National Heritage sites. Take in the finest highlights that cosmopolitan Cape Town has to offer before setting off on a relaxing journey through the Garden Route. You’ll be spoiled with visits to the Cango Caves and an ostrich farm on the Garden Route, as well as a Featherbed lagoon cruise in Knysna and a visit to the Garden of Eden and Monkeyland.
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4.4 - Very Good Based on 5 reviews
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4 - Very Good
“Great sighting of animals in the Kruger Park”
Great!
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4 - Very Good
“Great mix of enjoyable activities”
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4 - Very Good
“We enjoyed each and every activity, also the sightseeing”
Kruger was the highlight
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5 - Excellent
“A highlight was Kruger Park – seeing all the animals. The whole tour was brilliant”
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This morning you will be collected from your hotel, heading east to the Mpumalanga region. After freshening up at your lodge, enter the world-famous Kruger National Park and spend the afternoon game viewing in your closed touring vehicle.

The park offers some of the best game viewing and wildlife opportunities in the world – and the visitor will soon appreciate the challenges of managing this unique reserve. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Dinner included.
Hotel
The day begins with early morning coffee or tea, followed by a thrilling open vehicle game drive (with English speaking game ranger) through the Kruger National Park with pre-packed breakfast. Your guide will endeavour to spoil you with sightings of the Big 5, general game and prolific bird life.

Return to the lodge for lunch (own account) and a short siesta. In the afternoon we will journey once again through the magnificent expanses of the Kruger National Park, unrivalled in its diversity of flora and fauna. Enjoy an afternoon of game viewing in your closed touring vehicle pursuing the Big 5 and other rare and endangered species.

*Optional: open vehicle game drives are available.

Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Breakfast and dinner included.
Hotel
Enjoy breakfast before setting out to explore the magnificent Panorama Route, one of the most scenic routes in the region, offering glorious views, spectacular landscapes and exquisite waterfalls. Visit majestic sights including God’s Window, the Three Rondavels and Blyde River Canyon – the third largest canyon of its kind in the world – Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the charming village of Graskop, one of the first gold mining camps in the country.

*Optional open vehicle game drives are available, should you prefer not to join the Panorama Route tour.

Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Breakfast and dinner included.
Hotel
Enjoy breakfast before starting the return journey to Johannesburg. Arrive in Johannesburg, at OR Tambo International Airport, at approximately 14h30, for your onward flight to Cape Town.

On arrival in Cape Town, the oldest city in South Africa, spectacularly set at the foot of Table Mountain, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel, where the remainder of the day is yours to relax or explore the city (unescorted).

Breakfast included.
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Continue your journey of discovery by joining a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula. Drive through Sea Point, the seaside village of Hout Bay and then to Cape Point where (by tradition) it is said that the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet.

Return to Cape Town through the historic naval base of Simon’s Town and Muizenberg to visit Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, a centre for the preservation of the region’s unique flora.

Overnight in Cape Town. Breakfast included.
Hotel
Enjoy a full day at leisure. Perhaps join an optional sightseeing tour to Table Mountain or simply explore the city. Although a small city, Cape Town is packed with sightseeing attractions, excellent bars, cafes and restaurants as well as colourful craft markets. There is also the Two Oceans Aquarium, Robben Island, or alternatively, relax on one of Cape Town’s many beaches.

Overnight in Cape Town. Breakfast included.
Hotel
Travel through the picturesque Hex River Valley, surrounded by magnificent mountains. This area is considered to be the biggest producer of table grapes in South Africa. Continue to Matjiesfontein, where a part of the local hotel served as a convalescent hospital for British officers during the Anglo-Boer War. The entire village was declared a National Heritage Site in 1975 and is today a charming, beautifully restored throwback to the late Victorian era. The journey continues to Prince Albert, another delightful village, dating back to 1762. The town is known for its sun-ripened fresh and dried fruit, vineyards, olives and local cheese.

Overnight in Prince Albert. Breakfast included.
Guest house
After breakfast we have the opportunity to sample some of the locally produced olives before travelling through the spectacular Meiringspoort Pass and Waterfall, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with breathtaking rock formations and jaw-dropping beauty. The winding road takes us through the Swartberg Mountains to the quaint Little Karoo village of De Rust.

Continue to Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world and home to the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves. Enjoy a wine tasting at a local wine estate before setting off on a tour of the Cango Caves, one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ages. In the afternoon, visit an Ostrich Farm for a guided tour.

Overnight in Oudtshoorn. Breakfast and dinner included.
Hotel
After breakfast, travel over the Outeniqua Pass to George, the sixth oldest town in South Africa, with many historical landmarks such as the Slave Tree and King Edward VII Library building; said to be the best example of Edwardian architecture in the town. The tour travels via Wilderness, an attractive holiday resort to Knysna, known as the oyster box of South Africa, nestling on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route.

Enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, where you can take a trailer ride to the top of the Western Head to enjoy panoramic views of the town and lagoon, returning for lunch under the milkwood trees. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore this charming town set around a natural harbour lagoon.

Overnight in Knysna. Breakfast and lunch included.
Hotel
Today you’ll have the opportunity to explore the natural beauty of the Knysna area. Your journey will include a visit to the Garden of Eden, set in the lush, green, indigenous Knysna forest. The major attraction is the forest itself, beautiful yellowwood trees, thick green foliage and streams.

Afterwards, you’ll have the opportunity to visit Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, where you will be able to see a variety of primates, roaming free in the forest. The sanctuary is well known for its efforts to rehabilitate and free previously caged primates. The tour continues to the famous Eastern Head, where you will enjoy spectacular views of the Knysna Heads (weather permitting).

Afterwards, you’ll travel to Brenton on Sea, a breathtaking holiday location and a nature lover’s paradise with its unspoilt beaches and peaceful surroundings. The remainder of the afternoon will be at leisure.

Overnight in Knysna. Breakfast included.
After breakfast, you’ll be transferred (unescorted, driver only) to Port Elizabeth. You’ll head eastwards along the Tsitsikamma Forest to Port Elizabeth, known as the “friendly city” with a wonderful climate. The tour ends on arrival in Port Elizabeth. Guests may disembark, on request, at Port Elizabeth Airport.

Breakfast included.
what’s included
  • 10 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 4 dinners
  • Accommodation
  • Transport
  • 1 x early morning open vehicle game drive on Day 2, and closed vehicle game drives
  • Porterage
  • Sightseeing as specified
what's excluded
  • Flight and departure tax between Johannesburg and Cape Town.
  • Optional activities
Tour details
Availability 04 Jun 2019
Duration 11 days
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 25 participants
Minimum Participants 2 people
Age Requirement 8 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Johannesburg, South Africa
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A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

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Other Practical InformationTour Departs: Tuesday, selected departure dates Tour Notes: Minimum 2 guests Rates are on a per person sharing basis. Please enquire regarding single rates Choice of accommodation options available – Comfortable / A Cut Above / Premium. The rates given for this tour are based on the Comfortable option Guests will travel in the same vehicle but will overnight in different room types at certain hotels, depending on their chosen accommodation option All departures are in English. German commentary is available on selected departure dates NOTE: The Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour scheduled for Day 5 will be moved to Day 6 on the day of the Two Oceans Marathon in Cape Town Flights: Johannesburg – Cape Town (JNB/CPT) flight: Please book a flight to depart Johannesburg after 15h00 (Day 4).
Cancellation10% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.
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