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ZA06: 14 Days Cape Town - Garden Route - Port Elizabeth - Johannesburg - Kruger National Park - Johannesburg

Tour Type: Private Tour, flexible and customized
Guide & Driver: Experienced English-speaking driver guide & air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4-star well selected hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: A mix choice of local cuisines and western-style food

Itinerary Details
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Day 1: Arrival in Cape Town, Airport pick-up
Welcome to join in our South Africa escorted tours! You will be picked up and transferred from the Cape Town International Airport to the hotel by the experienced driver guide.

Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence Cape Town (4 stars)

Day 2: Cape Town city tour, Table Mountain and Robben Island tour
We will explore the downtown area in the morning to the military center Castle of Good Hope and the Cape Town City Hall. Then have a photo stop at St. George's Cathedral and pass through the lush Company Gardens to visit the cultural center Bo-Kaap where the Malay gathers. Next, we will head to the Table Mountain. As the most famous landmark of the city, it has attracted more than 22 million people taking the cable car to its peak and having a bird-view of the city since 1929. Finally, take the ferry to Robbin Island to see the jail where the first black president and national father of the country Nelson Mandela was prisoned for 18 years.

Note: Remember to take any of the identification documents, such as passport, birth certificate or driver's license since the identification is necessary when purchasing the ticket and boarding the ferry.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence Cape Town (4 stars)

Day 3: Full day private Cape Peninsula tour
Today, we will spend leisure time at Cape Peninsula. After driving through Sea Point, Clifton Beach and Camp's Bay, we will get to Hout Bay. Taking a ferry from here to see the numerous seals on Duiker Island. Afterward, head to the Cape Point Nature Reserve to see the wild animals and plants and take a funicular to visit the lighthouse. Boulders Beach will be reached in 30 minutes by car next, where we will have a close contact with the endangered African penguins. At the end of today, we will go on to Kirstenbosch Botanical gardens in the eastern slope of Table Mountain via Kalk Bay and Muizenberg surfing paradise. Here, you will see about 7,000 kinds of plants.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence Cape Town (4 stars)

Day 4: Drive to Franschhoek, Cape Winelands tour
On today's South Africa escorted tours, we will pay a visit to the best winelands in South Africa: Franschhoek, Stellenbosch and Paarl. Franschhoek in French style is one of the most ancient towns in South Africa. When the French Huguenots established it, they also brought the French vine species and brewage, making it a famous wine region. With strong French colors, it is also renowned as the Provence in the southern hemisphere. You can also tour some world-class wine estates and restaurants there.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: La Fontaine Guest House (4 stars)

Day 5: Drive to Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world
After breakfast, we will head to Oudtshoorn through the beautiful scenic road R62 route. It is reputed as the ostrich capital of the world and boasts the spectacular limestone cave Cango Caves. After arrival, we will lead you to visit an ostrich farm first. Then go on to one of the world's most ancient natural wonders, Cango Caves.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: De Zeekoe Guest Farm (4 stars)

Day 6: Drive to Knysna, the oyster box of South Africa
In the morning, we will go to the sixth most ancient town of the country, George, via Outeniqua Pass. Many historical landmarks including Salve Tree and King Edward VII Library are located there. Then take the car for 2 hours to go through the Wilderness and get to Knysna 120 kilometers (75 miles) away which is known as the oyster box of South Africa. We will visit Eastern Head and Brenton on Sea, then enjoy a lagoon cruise there.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Parks Manor Guest House (4 stars)

Day 7: Drive to Tsitsikamma National Park
After exploring the Knysna West Head, we will proceed to Tsitsikamma National Park. In the midway, we will stopover at Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary which is famous for saving and protecting the imprisoned primates and Eden of Birds to see the varieties of birds. Afterward, we will get to Bloukrans Bridge. It is the highest single-arch bridge in the world and runs the highest bungee jumping activity.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Tsitsikamma Village Inn

Day 8: Tsitsikamma National Park
Today's escorted tours of South Africa will continue to sightsee the Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River Mouth. In the 80-kilometer (50-mile) coastline, you will see various wild animals the dense pristine forests, special rock cliffs and beautiful beaches.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Tsitsikamma Village Inn

Day 9: Drive to Port Elizabeth, Fly to Johannesburg
After breakfast, we will drive 2.5 hours along Tsitsikamma Forest eastward to Port Elizabeth which is reputed as the "friendly city" due to its comfortable climate. Then take a 1.5 hour's flight to Johannesburg. After arrival, you will be escorted to the hotel for rest by the driver.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton (4 stars)

Day 10: Enjoy a relaxing free day in Johannesburg
You can spend the full day at leisure today. If you are interested in the country's history, Apartheid Museum is the best place to visit. Or go to the Top of Africa to enjoy a panoramic view of Johannesburg's skyline and the prosperous business district. Nelson Mandela Square where you can shopping, entertainment and dining. It can meet your various consumer demands.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton (4 stars)

Day 11: Fly to Kruger National Park, Private Panorama Route tour
In the morning, the driver will transfer you to the Johannesburg Airport for the flight to Kruger National Park. After 1 hour, you will arrive there and meet the experienced driver guide. Today's tour includes God's Window, Bourke's Luck Potholes Themed Park, Blyde River Canyon and Three Rondawels Mountains on the wonderful scenic road Panorama Route.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Rissington Inn (4 stars)

Day 12: Drive to Kruger National Park, Sunset safari
After breakfast, we will set out to Balule Nature Reserve which is 110 kilometers (68 miles) away and it takes 2 hours by car. Upon arrival, an experienced ranger and a local tracker will accompany you to enjoy an open-vehicle game drive to explore the forests and search the wild animals and plants like lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhinos. Afterward, return to the lodge and enjoy a big dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge (4 stars)

Day 13: Full day at Kruger National Park (shared vehicle)
On today's escorted tours of South Africa, we will start a safari tour in the early morning since the animals always begin their activities at dawn. With the help of the ranger and the local tracker, we will be able to have close contact with the animals and take wonderful photos. After about 3 hours, we will go back to the lodge for breakfast. In the rest time, you can enjoy leisure time at the swimming pool or experience a bush walk with the ranger to traverse through the pristine forest and find the little wild animals. In the afternoon, enjoy a game drive.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge (4 stars)

Day 14: Sunrise safari, Fly back to Johannesburg
At dawn, you will enjoy a sunrise game drive and then be escorted to the nearby airport for the flight to Johannesburg. Afterward, you can take a connecting flight back home.

If you plan to depart the next day, we are glad to help you book a hotel and escort you to check in. Wish you a smooth flight journey.

Meals: Breakfast

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Tour Prices

10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before

Month2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
Jan-Apr, Oct-Dec$5809 $5228$4699 $4229
May-Sep$5359 $4823$4299 $3869
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 10% discount.
  • The above-mentioned unrated hotel is one of the local best hotels in the National Reserve/Park.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
What's Included
  • Economy class airfare of Port Elizabeth - Johannesburg - Nelspruit / Hoedspruit - Johannesburg.
  • Services of a professional English speaking drive-guide and air-conditioned vehicles as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees for mentioned sights visited.
  • Park fees and conservation fees.
What's Excluded
  • International flight into and out of South Africa.
  • Personal expenses (travel insurance, laundry, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for drive guide, hotel, lodge.
  • South Africa visa fees.
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