Cape Town To Kruger National Park
This complete South Africa Tour and Safari gives you a good experience of South Africa as it takes you through many different parts.
It travels through adjoining areas,so from:
- Cape Town
- To the adjoining the Garden Route
- Which moves onto Kwa Zulu as it follows the East Coast of South Africa moving though Urban,Scenic,Cultural.
- South Africa Safari.
We can design this Cape Town to Kruger National park Safari as a privately guided Tour or as a self drive,or combination of both.
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,with your choice of Cape Town day tours.
Then depart to the Garden route via Oudtshoorn and Knysna
Continue onto to Port Elizabeth from where you fly onto Durban.** option to continue via road through the Eastern Cape.
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
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
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’.
Cape Town To Kruger National Park details:
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.
Hout Bay, optional 30-minute cruise to the seal colony in a glassbottom boat.
Cape Point nature reserve
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 vallies 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 with its white sanded beach and 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 through Eastern Cape.very scenic,cultural and has a nice Indian ocean Luxury Lodge on the ocean.Ned to add in another night to do this.
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.
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 and 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 which is 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,
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 village 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
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.
We design your Africa experience as you want it.