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Activities & Transport

  • Safari
  • Wildlife Watching
  • Rental Car
  • Plane

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From Metropolis to Safari: Explore Cape Town and Kruger National Park

Cape Town - Kruger National Park - Shark cage diving - Gansbaai - 4x4 safari in the Kruger Park
Unique about this tour:
  • Discover the Cape Peninsula
  • Watch whales in Hermanus
  • Drive the magical Blyde River Canyon
  • Explore world-famous Kruger National Park

This tour takes you to two of the most incredible parts of South Africa: the Cape peninsula and the Kruger National Park. The Cape peninsula amazes visitors with beautiful vineyards and impressive mountain ranges overlooking a city bordered by the Atlantic Ocean. Explore the mythical site of the Cape of Good Hope and dive deep into the city life of Cape Town. Discover the rich culture the city's museums and visit important highlights like the Tabletop mountain. Take to the waters and see wildlife, such as whales and sharks off the coast.

Explore the region of Mpumalanga and the world-famous Kruger National Park on your own pace. Visit the magnificent Blyde River Canyon, the third-largest canyon in the world. Enter Kruger National Park one of the largest wildlife parks in Africa. Enjoy a two-day self-driving safari in the park and two days of guided safaris in a 4x4 vehicle. 

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Included
  • 16 nights accommodation in double room in 3 star hotel
  • 15x Breakfast
  • 17 days car rental
  • Excursion to Robben Island
  • Boat-based whales watching
  • Shark cage diving
  • Domestic flight Port Elizabeth - Johannesburg
  • Kruger National Park game drive
Excluded
  • International flights
Optional (Available upon request)
  • Blyde River cruise (from ZAR 150 per person)

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Capetown Airport - Capetown  

Welcome to South Africa!

Welcome to the exciting country of South Africa, a nation like no other in the world! Land at the airport in Cape Town, where one of our representatives will be waiting to take you to your hotel. Get cozy and relax after your long flight, and anticipate your first day of discovering the wonders of South Africa in the morning. Are you ready to start the adventure?!

Day 1
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Antrim Villa Guest House

Capetown  

Explore Diverse Cape Town

Wake up and enjoy your breakfast before heading out to explore the city! Today is at your leisure - use your time in Cape Town however you like! In case you are unsure of what you would like to do first, there are plenty of options to choose from in this exciting and intriguing city!



If you want to see the city from above, head to Table Mountain and ride a cable car up to the top. Enjoy 360-panoramic views of Cape Town and all its beauty against the scenic backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean. Or do you want to get in touch with some of the city’s architectural history? You can take a walk through the Company’s Gardens, and check out St. George’s Cathedral, the National Library, the National Gallery, a collection of artwork, and of course the beauty of the gardens themselves. Or how about a walk through the cobblestone streets of the colorful Bo-Kaap district, an area that highlights Cape Town’s diversity?

Day 2
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Antrim Villa Guest House

Capetown  

Wander the Cape of Good Hope

After breakfast, hop in your car for an adventure outside of the metropolitan center of Cape Town. Drive around the Cape of Good Hope, and discover all there is to explore! Use the day however you wish, however, there are some highly recommended stops in the area. A nice pit stop is the small fishing community of Hout Bay, a great place to shop for handmade crafts, visit an antique shop, or head to the beach. If you wish, take a boat over to Duiker Island, home to thousands of Cape Fur seals and a wide variety of birdlife. Drive along Chapman’s Peak, a scenic route with over 100 twists and turns, as well as a 180-view of the cape. You can also stop and climb the Cape Point Lighthouse! Return to Cape Town as the sun goes down for your overnight stay.

Day 3
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Antrim Villa Guest House

Robben Island - Capetown  

Journey Back Into South African History

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Then, head to the port for your journey to Robben Island. A famous landmark, Robben Island is home to the prison where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years behind bars as a political prisoner. Enjoy a guided boat tour and visit by a former prisoner of the high-security jail, and take a look at Mandela’s cell as you learn about the fascinating historical period of South African Apartheid. Afterwards, return to the harbor and enjoy the spectacular Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. The perfect spot for dining, shopping, nightlife, museums, or history, all of it can be found here!

Day 4
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Antrim Villa Guest House

Capetown - Hermanus  

Watch for Whales on the Coast

Today is all about some of South Africa’s amazing wildlife. Travel along the Whale Coast and Walker Bay towards Hermanus, your destination for the day. This is one of the best whale-watching destinations in the world, as it is one of the best shelters for southern right whales between July and December. These incredible creatures migrate along the coast and approach within mere meters of the shore. If you wish, you can also take a boat trip to get even closer to the magnificent giants, as well as great white sharks and colonies of playful seals. There are also several vineyards in the area that are worth a visit. End your day in Hermanus, where you will spend the night.

Day 5
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Francolinhof Guest House

Hermanus - Gansbaai - Hermanus  

Ever Met a Great White Shark?

Wake up and take in a delicious breakfast at your hotel. Have you ever wanted to see a Great White Shark up close? Today is your lucky day! Divers and adventurers from around the world come to see these creatures in the waters around Dyer Island. Head to Gansbaai harbor and hop on a boat that will take you out for a closer look. Observe these mighty predators from your boat or a dive cage. It is an experience of a lifetime! Return to your hotel in Hermanus as the evening comes to a close, and reflect on your incredible experience.

Day 6
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Francolinhof Guest House

Hermanus - Knysna  

Travel along the Garden Route

After breakfast, start your drive along the famous Garden Route towards the small seaside town of Knysna. It is famous for its beautiful lagoon and the elegant estuary that leads to the Indian Ocean. Upon arrival in Knysna, head to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure. 

Day 7
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Fish Eagle Lodge

Knysna  

Relax in Knysna

Enjoy a delightful breakfast and take your time. Use your day in Knysna however you like. If you wish, take a boat ride across the lagoon to “The Heads”, the mouth that separates the estuary from the ocean. Enjoy your day and return to your hotel in the evening.

Day 8
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Fish Eagle Lodge

Knysna - Storms River - Garden Route National Park  

Explore Storms River

Today, journey to Storms River, the crossroads of the river, the forest, and the ocean. Travel between the beautiful ocean scenery and the coastal mountains. The mouth of the Storms River is located on the eastern boundary of Tsitsikamma National Park. Upon arrival, enjoy the views of the spectacular ocean waves from Tsitsikamma National Park before heading to Storms River Mouth Rest Camp for a night of rest.

Day 9
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Storms River Mouth Rest Camp

Storms River - Garden Route National Park  

Spend the Day Enjoying Nature

Spend the day exploring the magnificent Garden Route. There are so many options for an exciting day. Go for a hike in Tsitsikamma National Park along the coast or in the Outeniqua Mountains. Or, if you prefer, discover the area on a bike. For those who are more adventurous, ride a zip line through the treetops or head to Bloukrans Bridge, where you can bungee jump into the gorge below - from the highest spot to bungee jump in the world! If you prefer to discover the aquatic side of this incredible landscape, there are plenty of water activities to enjoy, such as kayaking or snorkeling beneath the waves. Return to the Camp in at the end of the day.

Day 10
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Storms River Mouth Rest Camp

Storms River - Port Elizabeth Airport - Johannesburg Or Tambo Airport  

Head to Port Elizabeth

Wake up and enjoy another amazing breakfast to start your day. Then, depart Storms River and head to Port Elizabeth. Board your onward flight to either Johannesburg or Tambo. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and rest from your flight.

Day 11
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Sun Rock Guest House

Johannesburg Or Tambo Airport - Hazyview  

Head into the Wild

In the morning, pick up your rental car at the airport in Johannesburg and hit the road. Your journey leads you to the world-famous Kruger National Park and its large number of wild animals. Arrive at the park boundary and rest for the night, before starting to explore the park tomorrow. Enjoy your evening at your hotel and relax from today's drive.

Day 12
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Numbi Hotel & Garden Suite

Blyde River Canyon - Hazyview  

Cruise along Blyde River Canyon

Enjoy a strengthening breakfast at your hotel, then head out and enter Kruger National Park. Spend the day at the Blyde River Canyon. Your route will lead you along many incredible vistas of the canyon, from where you can marvel at the 33-kilometer long gorge. Stop at the "Bourke's Luck Potholes", bizarre rock formations that developed millions of years ago through debris from the then-rapid river. Berlin Falls is another worthwhile stop along the way. The largest waterfall on the route, the water falls 80 meters down into a large basin. After your excursion, return to your hotel just outside the park. Here, you will spend the night.

Day 13
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Numbi Hotel & Garden Suite

Kruger National Park - Hazyview  

Go on Safari in Kruger National Park

Take the day to explore the Kruger National Park on your own. A self-driving safari is the best way to explore wildlife that the park has to offer at your own pace. The southern part of the park along the Sabie and Crocodile River is one of the best places to see lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and buffaloes - often referred to as the "Big 5". Take as much time in the park as you want, and make sure to bring spare camera batteries. Return to your hotel in the evening and enjoy your well-deserved rest after an amazing full day of discovery.

Day 14
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Numbi Hotel & Garden Suite

Kruger National Park - Hazyview  

Explore Kruger with an Expert

Start the day with another delicious breakfast. Today you can either venture into the park with your own vehicle again or take a tour with a ranger. The ranger can take you to spots that might be hard to in your car, and he knows the habits and preferences of the animals. Learn about the areas you pass through and how this fragile ecosystem balances itself. Spend the afternoon relaxing at your hotel, and prepare yourself for another exciting day tomorrow.

Day 15
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Numbi Hotel & Garden Suite

Hazyview - Kruger National Park - Hazyview  

Visit an Elephant Sanctuary

Today, you visit an elephant sanctuary. Several animals from young to adults live here. Learn how elephants live, how they communicate with each other, why they can grow so old, and what makes them some of the most intelligent animals on the planet. You can even go for a ride on the back of an elephant! In the afternoon, take the chance to go on another self-driving safari to visit other parts of the park that you haven't seen yet. 

Day 16
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Numbi Hotel & Garden Suite

Hazyview - Johannesburg Or Tambo Airport  

Bye bye, South Africa!

Even the best vacations have to come to an end. Today you will drive to Johannesburg international airport. Here you can drop off your rental car and catch your flight.



Your 17 days South Africa adventure has come to an end. However, South Africa has a lot more to offer. So, come back soon!



 



Drive to Johannesburg international airport. Car rental drop off. Estimated travel time: 5h.

Day 17