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About Cape to Kruger Park Safari in 21 days

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. Robben Island, the former home of Nelson Mandela and several other political prisoners who fought against the Apartheid Government is only one of the highlights.

Day 1:
Meet us at your centrally located hotel, or at the Nelson Mandela Gateway, Piazza Level, Clock Tower Precinct, V&A Waterfront from 08:00 am to the board for Robben Island. This must-see excursion takes about 4 hours and includes a ferry trip to the Island where you will be guided to see all the historical sites around the Island. On return to the V&A Waterfront, we enjoy lunch and browse through the awesome shops before entering the Two Oceans Aquarium for a tour. After this, we visit the Bo-Kaap-Museum and walk the steep cobbled streets to view the Colourful houses. We choose one of the numerous restaurants in the vicinity to have dinner, and overnight at “atforest” (or similar).

Day 2:
We leave our hotel for Cape Town's most famous icon: Table Mountain by the Aerial Cableway to take in a 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 Kalk Bay harbour and stroll along the quaint cobbled streets. From here we pass Fish Hoek and 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 3:
The 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. 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. Eagle Encounters is a raptor rescue, rehabilitation and conservation programme that is situated on the wine farm. See owls, eagles and vultures. 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 4:
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 5:
A short drive brings us to Knysna where we enjoy a Featherbed Eco Experience at the Featherbed Nature Reserve, including a Ferry ride, Trail, Nature Walk & Buffet Lunch, or as an alternative, a Paddle Cruiser - to Knysna Heads. We discover the town of Knysna and visit some of the unspoilt beaches (and dinner) in the area. Experience the enchantment of unspoilt indigenous forest at Moonshine on Whiskey Creek forest cabins, where we also overnight.

Day 6:
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 7:
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. We stay over at Mbolompo Homestay if you want to have a real authentic traditional experience, sleep in a rural rondawel (hut) of a traditional Xhosa village nestled above an indigenous forest, overlooking the Mncwasa River mouth. Be humbled by the hospitality, fetch water from the stream, go crazy trying to count the stars and wake up to the cry of the fish eagles... You also have the choice to stay at the Hole-in-the-Wall Hotel.

Day 8:
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 9: 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 10:
Breakfast is followed by a tour of the Dragon Rock Reptile Centre. 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 11:
We head to Ladysmith and meet up with a Battlefields tour Guide for a tour of the Ladysmith, Elandslaagte and Midlands region and visit the Thokozisa Lifestyle Centre at the Eastern side of Champaign Valley to view some Zulu arts and crafts. Then we go to Ndaka Safari Lodge at Nambiti to enjoy a game drive to see the big 5 (elephant, rhinoceros, lion, leopard and buffalo). We also spend the night here. (or similar)

Day 12:
We are on our way to the Dundee-Rorke’s Drift area, for a tour of the battlefields and historical sites of the area. (Lunch en-route) We spend our last night at The Lapha in Dundee (or similar).

Day 13:
Heading on our way back to Johannesburg, 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. A cross-shaped Memorial in honour of British Soldiers who died during battles around the Volksrust and Amersfoort areas is to be visited in the town of Volksrust.

Day 14:
One day in Gauteng where you will be taken on a tour through Soweto or just to relax. Overnight at a centrally located hotel to be confirmed.

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.

Day 15:
We will begin the journey and drive through some of the most scenic areas of the Eastern part of South Africa. The tour already starts at the Highveld town of Dullstroom, a 3 - hour drive from Johannesburg. After browsing through the many arts and craft s shops located on the main street, we will visit the Dullstroom Bird s of Prey and Rehabilitation Centre for a demonstration. We also visit a local brewery, Anvil Brewery, to savour the 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. We will spend the night at the famous Royal Hotel (or similar) where a ghost tour can be taken.

Day 16:
After breakfast, we visit the intriguing museums and shops in Pilgrim’s Rest and then drive to view Pinnacle Rock and then 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 head to the Echo Caves for a tour in an underground wonderland. We then go to the Blyde River Canyon, where we overnight at the resort: Forever Blyde Canyon (or similar).

Day 17:
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 18:
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), we spend the night here (or similar). No children under 6 allowed on the night game drive to a bush braai (bbq).

Day 19: After breakfast, we drive around the park, exploring every possible opportunity to view the spectacular wildlife scenery. We then drive south to the Nkambeni Tented Lodge and enjoy a night game drive later on. We overnight at the Nkambeni Tented Lodge (or similar).

Day 20: 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 21: Driving through the lovely Swaziland scenery, we take the freeway to end our safari in Johannesburg.

  • Minimum stay: 1 Days

Facilities

  • Braai/Barbecue

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • German
  • Afrikaans

Grading

  • Portfolio Collection

Specials

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Important Information

Safari bookings and payments close 8 weeks before the starting date of a safari. A 50 % deposit is required when booking is made earlier than 8 weeks. Last payment however have to be made no later than 60 days before the safari starts. Prices are calculated for the 21 day safari as follows:
1 adult R 72930,00
2 adults sharing R 116...
Safari bookings and payments close 8 weeks before the starting date of a safari. A 50 % deposit is required when booking is made earlier than 8 weeks. Last payment however have to be made no later than 60 days before the safari starts. Prices are calculated for the 21 day safari as follows:
1 adult R 72930,00
2 adults sharing R 116 688,00
3 adults sharing R 166 280,00
4 adults sharing R 199 540,00
5 adults sharing R 236 960,00
6 adults sharing R 275 800,00
child age 4-12 R 58 000,00
child age 0-3 free

You are strongly encouraged to obtain cancellation insurance. In certain circumstances, this
will cover the cost of cancellation.
Risks, Hazards and Dangers
There are Risks, Hazards and Dangers involved, or maybe encountered during the tour,
more specifically:
a.)There is not always protection in the form of fences, vehicles or buildings in which to take
cover in potential dangerous circumstances and that hazard may be encountered, like
dangerous animals, reptiles or nature storms.
b.) Dams and rivers may contain Bilharzia and you may become sick after entering such
waters.
c.) Malaria is prevalent in certain parts of South Africa, and Malaria prophylactics should be
taken in accordance to a medical doctor’s prescription before entering a Malaria area.
d.) Exposure to the sun and heat can lead to various problems, and precaution must be taken
to use a sun hat. Other sun protection applications must be taken and fluids must be taken
regularly.
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Cape to Kruger Park Safari in 21 days Map

Cape to Kruger Park Safari in 21 days is 2.3km from the centre of Cape Town , the nearest airport 20.7km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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