Johannesburg to Cape Town

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Johannesburg to Cape Town

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Length of trip:

17 days

Approximate price of this trip per person:

from $ 2500 to $ 3500

Best travel dates to go:

Any time.


Detailed Description of this trip:

Our South Africa escorted holidays tours are available in different lengths and available in a wide combination of placces to visit. A South Africa escorted tour package gives you the security of an experienced guide, small groups, and the opportnity to meet with like minded travellers from around the world. Some of the places that are normally visited on our South africa escorted small group holiday and tours is Cape Town,the Kruger National Park, Garden Route, Cape Winelands, Swaziland, Kwa Zulu, Eastern Cape, Addo Elephant Park, and Durban. These South Africa escorted accommodated tours are aimed at the adventure traveller looking for an outdoor experience but with the comforts of small, friendly hotels and guest-houses, situated in scenic locations. Travelling in comfortoable vehicles, an experienced south Africa Tour Leader guides small international groups. The highlights of tour includes the following sightseeing and activities: Pilgrims Rest, Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window & Bourkes Potholes. “BIG FIVE” of Kruger National Park & Hluhluwe. Colourful tribal heritage of Swaziland & Zululand. Scenic beauty of the Oribi Gorge. Untamed beauty of the Wild Coast beaches. Elephants in Addo and the spectacular scenery of the Garden Route. Wine tasting in the Winelands of the Western Cape. Table Mountain and the Cape of Good Hope.



Trip Itinerary:

  • Day 1 - Mpumalanga

    Johannesburg – Mpumalanga (Blyde River).
    Sightseeing

    Departing Johannesburg after breakfast, the afternoon is spent in the historic mining town of Pilgrims Rest.

    Bed & Breakfast

    Stay at Graskop Hotel or similar. (Accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis).

  • Day 2-3 - South Africa

    Kruger National Park
    National Parks

    The morning is spent viewing the spectacular Blyde River Canyon and Bourkes Potholes, en-route to the famous Kruger National Park. The largest game reserve in South Africa is home to the Big Five, as well as numerous other species of fauna and flora.

    Safari

    Early morning and late afternoon game drives are undertaken in search of the numerous animals inhabiting the Park.

    Optional
    Safari

    Optional night drive or game walk (own expense).

    Bed & Breakfast

    Stay at Kruger Restcamp or similar. (Accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis).

  • Day 4 - Swaziland

    Safari

    Mlilwane Game Reserve is one of the Royal Reserves, part of the kingdom’s commitment to wildlife preservation.

    Optional Excursions
    Mountain Biking

    Optional excursions (own expense) include a guided walk, mountain biking and horse trails in the Reserve.

    Bed & Breakfast

    Stay at traditional Swazi Beehive huts or similar. (Accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis).

  • Day 5-6 - South Africa

    Zululand.
    Safari

    From our base in Zululand, rich in both cultural history and wildlife, we undertake a game drive in Hluhluwe/ Imfolozi Game Reserve, famous for its contributions to saving the endangered rhino.

    Sightseeing

    A cultural visit to a local village is included.

    Bed & Breakfast

    Stay at Banghoek Lodge or similar. (Accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis).

  • Day 7 - South Africa

    Oribi Gorge.
    Adventure

    Departing after breakfast we follow the Indian Ocean coastline through KwaZulu-Natal. Our arrival at Oribi Gorge in the early afternoon, allows us time to view the gorge or to partake in the various activities available including a gorge swing, abseiling and hiking trails (own expense).

    Bed & Breakfast

    Stay at Oribi Gorge Hotel or similar. (Accommodation on a bed & breakfast breakfast).

  • Day 8-9 - South Africa

    Transkei (Coffee Bay).
    Beach

    The Transkei, birthplace of former president Nelson Mandela, is well known for its stunning coastline, lush subtropical vegetation, unspoilt beaches and relaxed atmosphere. A full day is available for scenic walks or to simply relax on the beach.

    Bed & Breakfast

    Stay at Ocean View Hotel or similar. (Accommodation on a dinner, bed & breakfast basis).

  • Day 10 - South Africa

    Addo Elephant National Park.
    Safari

    Found in the Sundays River Valley near the Zuurberg Range, the park is home to large herds of elephant, lion and numerous antelope species. We enjoy a game drive and observe the animals interacting at the floodlit waterhole.

    Camping

    Stay at Addo Restcamp or similar. (Accommodation an a bed & breakfast basis).

  • Day 11-12 - South Africa

    The Garden Route.
    Sightseeing

    Following the coastline we explore the famous Garden Route, situated between the forests of the Tsitsikamma and the winelands of the Western Cape. A full day is available to explore the charming towns of the area or a variety of optional activities (own expense) including bungi jumping, whale watching (in season) & scenic walks.

    Bed & Breakfast

    Stay at Knysna Hollow or similar. (Accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis).

  • Day 13 - Oudtshoorn

    Sightseeing

    Heading inland to Oudtshoorn via the Outeniqua Pass, we enjoy fascinating guided tours of an Ostrich Farm and the famous Cango Caves.

    Bed & Breakfast

    Stay at Kleinplaas Resort chalets or similar. (Accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis)

  • Day 14 - South Africa

    Wine Route.
    Wine

    Our journey takes us through a picturesque fruit and wine growing valley known as the longest wine route in the world, “Route 62”. We visit a wine farm for wine tasting, arriving at our Guest Farm accommodation on the Robertson/ Worcester wine route.

    Bed & Breakfast

    Stay at Nuy Valley Guesthouse or similar. (Accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis).

  • Day 15-17 - Cape Town

    Sightseeing

    Arriving in Cape Town for lunch, the afternoon is free to explore the vibrant waterfront from our well-situated Waterfront hotel. The following morning we depart at 08h00 for a full day peninsular tour. Driving along the Atlantic seaboard via Hout Bay and Chapmans Peak, we visit the Cape Point Nature Reserve returning to our hotel via the Indian Ocean coastline. A morning or afternoon cable car ascent up Table Mountain is included (weather dependant). Dinners can be enjoyed at the bustling Waterfront at clients’ own expense.

    Bed & Breakfast

    Stay at Breakwater Lodge or similar. (Accommodation on a bed & breakfast basis).

    The tour ends after breakfast on day 17.

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