Cape Town To Kruger National Park

This complete South Africa Tour that includes a South Africa Safari gives you a good experience of South Africa as it takes you to manydifferent  parts.It flows really well as it travels through adjoining areas,so that  one area like Cape Town flows into the Garden Route etc.

It follows the East  Coast of the country,moving though Urban,Scenic,Cultural,3rd country experience Swaziland,and a Africa Safari.

We  can design this  Cape Town to Kruger National park with a South Africa  Safari,13 Nights as a Private  Tour or as a self  drive.

South Africa Tour Summary

Cape Town to Kruger National park for a South Africa  Safari.13 Nights  Private  guided Tour or a self  drive….

Spend 3N in Cape Town,doing Cape Town Tours.

Then depart to the Garden route via  Oudtshoorn and Knysna

Continue  onto to Port Elizabeth from where  you fly onto Durban.

From Durban,we head north, exploring the beauty of Zululand, pass through Swaziland.

You will experience a South Africa Safari in the famous Kruger National Park,

Enjoy the Panaroma Route/Pilgrim’s Rest, and end  in Johannesburg.

Table  Bay Hotel Waterfront

Location: South  Africa

Best time to visit:  Different Seasons have there advantages..Ask me

Approximate trip cost:   Custom designed Depends on lodging, and activities. We can provide you with  a  quote

Trip summary:   

South Africa  Journey up the East  Coast.

Trip activities:

Safari, wild life, Beach, Scenic, Walks, Cape Winelands, Culinary, Cultural, golf, Active ie hikes,etc, Small towns,

Can this trip be modified:

Yes according to what you. We can add in a Botswana Safari , The Victoria Falls, Indian Ocean Islands  etc.

HIGHLIGHTS

 View spectacular coastal scenery at the Cape of Good Hope.

 Enjoy wine tasting at well-known wine estates.

 Enjoy an ostrich farm experience

 Discover the Cango Caves with its magnificent dripstone formations of

stalactites and stalagmites.

 Travel by vintage steam train on the Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe passing breathtaking coastal scenery.

 Journey via ferry to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, situated at the entrance to the

Knysna Lagoon.

 Stroll through the Tsitsikamma National Park, renowned for its age-old trees.

 Experience traditional Zulu life of a bygone era at a cultural village.

 Enjoy a boat cruise on Lake St. Lucia – A World Heritage Site.

 Seek out the ‘Big Five’ in the Kruger National Park in open safari vehicles.

 View the spectacular Blyde River Canyon and God’s Window.

 Visit the diamond mine that produced the ‘Great Star of Africa’.

Day 1: Cape Town

Touch down at Cape Town International Airport, where you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day exploring the city, getting over  jet lag.There is a  long road ahead of you to experience,with many adventures,so best try and get over jet lag this  day.

Accommdation:  Table Bay  Hotel or similar

Day 2: Cape Winelands (B)

Today you have a full day privately guided Cape Winelands tour.

As you will see from the link above,we  have a number of variations of this tour,Its  your choice as to what you want.

We have some creative combination ie whales and wine tasting,the outer winelands as well as the area by Franshoek, Stellenbosh, Paarl.

Its your Cape Winelands tour,so you choose.

Day 3: Cape Peninsula (B)

A full-day private tour  of the scenic Cape Peninsula Cape Point Tour.

Includes:
Hout Bay, optional 30-minute cruise to the seal colony in a glassbottom boat.
Cape Point nature reserve
Cape Point
Cape of Good Hope
Optional stop for lunch at Fish Hoek Galley – swimming in Indian ocean possible.
Optional stop at the penguin colony in Simonstown.
Optional Kirstenbosch botanical gardens

 

Day 4:  Cape Town / Oudtshoorn (B)

Depart and travel via the town of Montagu on ‘Route 62’ (South Africa’s version of America’s famous ‘Route 66’) to the village of Barrydale.

This scenic drive takes you through some scenic agricultural areas,villages with  Cape Dutch Architecture,through valley bordered  by majestic mountains, via the hot spring town of Montagu, the Wine growing area of Robertson,and the very attractive town of Mcgregor.

Then on to Oudtshoorn,the‘Feather Capital of the World’due to its large ostrich population.

You will do a  tour of a  working  ostrich farm,and then  go under-ground to ponder the beauty of  the Cango Caves.Some regard this as one of South Africa’s natural wonders.

Overnight on a working ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn.

Day 5: Oudtshoorn / Knysna (BD)

To day we drive over  the spectacular Outeniqua Pass,that leads us via the town of George to the heart of the garden route Knysna Spend the rest of the day at  your leisure.

Your  guide will with you all the time you can meander through the art galleries,craft shops and coffee bars.

If you like the beach,20 minutes away is Plettenberg  bay,great white sanded beach,with warmer Indian Ocean water,

Accommodation: Tsala Tree  Tops

Day 6:  Knysna (BL)

To day again your day is free. You can drive you to see the scenic Heads.You will have amazing views of the sandstone ‘Heads’ that guard the sea entrance to Knysna’s huge tidal lagoon,with the forests,marshes and pristine beaches surrounding it.

There after if you like you cruise on the vast Knysna Lagoon,do a Feather bed Nature Reserve cruise,with a lunch or dinner on the  boat, lots of Oysters in this area.

After lunch spend the rest of the day at leisure,or drive to see the famous Storm rivers bridge,the world largest bungy jump,do some zip lining,visit the Storms river camp, or enjoy some time at the  beach

Day 7:  Port Eizabeth / Durban (B)**

**  There is another  option to flying to Durban, which is to drive the Eastern Cape.ery scenic,cultural and has a nice Indian ocean Luxury Lodge on the ocean.

You meander this am up towards Port Elizabeth, stopping along the way at the indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest.From here you fly to  Durban.Spend the evening at  your Durban Hotel.

Accommodation:   Oyster Box

Day 8: The Kingdom of the Zulu’s (BL)

Your new guide this morning will meet you.Today you will enter the lush cane fields of the KwaZulu area.

Possibly you can stop at a cultural village to watch  the  Zulu dancers perform  their traditional high-kicking  dance to the beat of drums.You can  sample traditional Zulu beer and observe village life,women craft clay pots and doing beautiful  beadwork.

You end up at the village of St. Lucia or in the  area to spend the  night.

If time allows,you can do take a  afternoon game drive at the nearby game park.You are in Africa,so its  time for a Africa Safari.

Day 9:  Swaziland (BLD)

You have the option of beginning your day with a motor launch cruise on Lake St. Lucia, a World Heritage Site.Hippos, Crocodiles await  you.Alternatively do a am game drive in the  nearby game park.

You continue of this journey through lush green cane fields,heading north,drive  past traditional rural village areas,into the Kingdom of Swaziland.

It was a former British Protection Territory.Its  now ruled by King.

We will visit  the Swazi Candle Factory,and if time the Glass Blowing factory,and if time a art/raft  store,

Accommodation: Swaziland

Day 10 Kruger National Park (BLD)

This morning if we did not have the time on the day before,we will visit the famous Ngwenya Glass Works.

We then leave Swaziland via its northern border.If time allows,there is a villag with some of the best local traditional dancers in the area.We then enter the Kruger National Park and drive Lion Sands Ivory Camp in time for  your afternoon game drive.

Accommodation: Lion Sands Ivory  Lodge

Lion Sands  Ivory  Lodge

Day 11: (Wed) Kruger National Park (BLD)

A full-day South Africa safari with 2 x game driver per day plus a optional walking safari.

You will set off  in open safari vehicles in search of lion, elephant, buffalo,rhino and leopard,antelope, birds,insects,trees,plants ..a magical time in the African bush on  a South Africa Safari.Immerse  your yourself.

Day 12: The Lowveld & Panorama Route (BD)

After the am game drive,you will be picked up to explore the scenic beauty of the Panaroma route:

  • Visit  a old town Pilgrim’s Rest,(its a old mining village where gold was first discovered)
  • Visit  God’s Window, a boundless view of forested mountains and fertile plains,
  • Visit Blyde River Canyon,one of the natural wonders of South Africa.

We spend the night in a  private BB in the area.

Day 13: (Pretoria & Johannesburg (BL)

We leave Pilgrim’s Rest  and travel to Premier Diamond Mines.We will do a tour of the mine.Premier Diamond Mine produced Africa’s biggest diamond, the Cullinan,which graces the scepter of the British Crown Jewels.

We continue on to Pretoria, South Africa’s Capital City,for a brief tour.We will  arrive in Johannesburg in the late afternoon.

Accommodation: Michaelangelo Hotel

Day 14: (Sat) Johannesburg (B)**

**Johannesburg has some interesting tours,so you could add another day if you want to.

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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