10 Day Luxury Kruger, Cape Town and Garden Route Tour

The 9-night/10-day Budget Kruger, Cape Town & Garden Route tour takes guests on a fascinating trip to explore the highlights of South Africa, staying in luxury accommodation in spectacular settings.

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  • Duration: 10 Days
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Description

Explore the magical wilderness region of the Greater Kruger National Park, the cosmopolitan City Bowl and breath-taking Cape Peninsular and the gorgeous coastal towns of the Garden Route. 

It’s a celebration of the best South Africa has to offer; outstanding biodiversity, incredible bird and wildlife sightings, spectacular scenery and a rich cultural experience. Leave with a little piece of the Rainbow Nation in your heart.

HIGHLIGHTS

GREATER KRUGER NATIONAL PARK 

  • Kapama Private Game Reserve

CAPE TOWN

  • Atlantic Seaboard
  • Cape Peninsula or Cape Winelands

GARDEN ROUTE ǀ OUDTSHOORN ǀ SWARTBERG MOUNTAIN PASS

  • Wine tasting in Robertson
  • Ostrich farm show
  • Cango Caves
  • Swartberg Pass

KNYSNA ǀ PLETTENBERG BAY ǀ MOSSEL BAY

  • Knysna Heads
  • Knysna Waterfront
  • Tsitsikamma Nature Reserve
  • Nature’s Valley
  • Plettenberg Bay
  • Botlierskop Private Game Reserve

Itinerary

DAY 1: JOHANNESBURG - HOEDSPRUIT, GREATER KRUGER (approx 470 kilometres)

Guests are collected from OR Tambo International Airport or a hotel/guest lodge in Johannesburg or Pretoria. The route to Hoedspruit in the Greater Kruger National Park takes you from the wide-open spaces of the Highveld, down the escarpment and through the lush Lowveld valley to the iconic wilderness region of the northern region of Mpumalanga.

Stop off for a quick lunch enroute and arrive at Kapama River Lodge mid-day. Settle in, freshen up and get ready to depart for a gorgeous late afternoon Big 5 game drive in Kapama Private Game Reserve. Return to your safari lodge after the sunsets.

Overnight at Kapama River Lodge. Guests dine under the stars at the Rhino Boma.

DAY 2-3: KAPAMA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

The day starts with hot beverages and rusks as the sun rises over the Greater Kruger National Park. Guests spend the day exploring Kapama Private Game Reserve with an early morning and late afternoon game drive. In between, enjoy lunch on the patio, relax around the pool at Kapama River Lodge or visit the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (entrance fee for your own cost).

Overnight at Kapama River Lodge. Guests dine under the stars at the Rhino Boma.

Includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 4: HOEDSPRUIT - JOHANNESBURG (approx 454 kilometres)

Wake up early for hot beverages and rusks as the sun comes up. Depart for an early morning game drive in Kapama Private Game Reserve. Return to the lodge for breakfast; pack up your things and be ready to depart mid-morning for Johannesburg. The drive back to Johannesburg is via the iconic Panoramic Route. Guests enjoy a few stops and lunch along the way. 

Overnight at Safari Club SA. You can stay in and have dinner at the lodge restaurant or catch the shuttle bus to a large shopping centre close by where you’ll find a selection of great restaurants.

Includes: Breakfast and dinner

DAY 5: JOHANNESBURG - CAPE TOWN (2-hour flight not included in the tour rate)

Wake up early for breakfast; pack up and be ready to depart for OR Tambo International Airport. It’s a 2-hour flight to Cape Town (flight cost not included in the tour rate). A driver picks you up from the airport and takes your hotel in the world-famous V&A Waterfront located in the historic Cape Town Harbour.

The afternoon and evening are at your leisure. Enjoy wondering around the V&A Waterfront and exploring the harbour.

Overnight at the Commodore Hotel. Dine in or eat out at the V&A Waterfront.

Includes: Breakfast

DAY 6: CAPE TOWN

Breakfast when you’re up and about and then the day in Cape Town is at your leisure. MoAfrika Tours can book you a fascinating tour of the Cape Peninsula or a trip out to the Cape Winelands (for your own account). There’s a lot to see and do in the City Bowl, including a cable car ride up to the top of Table Mountain.

Overnight at the Commodore Hotel. Dine in or eat out at the V&A Waterfront.

Includes: Breakfast

DAY 7: CAPE TOWN - OUDTSHOORN (approx 420 kilometres)

After breakfast, we depart for Oudtshoorn and three glorious days exploring the world-renowned Garden Route. The scenic drive takes you to the ‘Ostrich Capital of the World’ in the Klein Karoo which is also home to the spectacular Cango Caves. The day is broken with lunch and wine tasting at a popular wine estate in Robertson and a visit to an ostrich farm.

Overnight at Surval Boutique Hotel Olive Estate in Oudtshoorn. Dinner served in the hotel restaurant.

Includes: Breakfast and dinner

DAY 8: OUDTSHOORN - KNYSNA (approx 120 kilometres)

The morning is spent on a tour of the Cango Caves. This breath-taking attraction is the largest show cave you can visit in Africa and one of the Seven Wonders of southern Africa. After Cango Caves, we depart for the magical town of Knysna leaving the Klein Karoo via the beautiful Swartberg Pass, with a lunch stop at the quirky “Kobus se Gat”. 

Book into your accommodation in Knysna and rest of the afternoon is at your leisure. You can head to the Knysna Heads to explore the peninsular headway, visit the Knysna Elephant Park (cost excluded) or you can settle in at the popular Knysna Waterfront for a delicious meal, drinks and some shopping.

Overnight at St James of Knysna. Dine in or eat out at the Knysna Waterfront.

Includes: Breakfast

DAY 9: KNYSNA - TSITSIKAMMA FOREST - NATURE’S VALLEY - PLETTENBERG BAY

After a leisurely breakfast, we depart for a magical tour of the Garden Route. First stop is a guided tour of the magnificent Tsitsikamma Forest which is renowned as the last outpost for the famous Knysna Elephants and vast tracts of indigenous forest, deep river gorges and splendid views of the Garden Route coastline and warm Indian Ocean. Other places on the map include the vibrant town of Plettenberg Bay and sleepy Nature’s Valley.

Overnight at St James of Knysna. Dine in or eat out at the Knysna Waterfront.

Includes: Breakfast

DAY 10: KNYSNA - MOSSEL BAY - CAPE TOWN (approx 480 kilometres)

On the last day of the tour, we say goodbye to Knysna after a leisurely breakfast and make our way back to Cape Town; taking the scenic coastal route via Mossel Bay. Guests are taken on a 2-hour safari tour in Botlierskop Private Game Reserve with a professional guide in an open safari vehicle. Time permitting you can visit the Seabird and Penguin Rehabilitation Centre after lunch to see the seabirds and penguins in their care. 

Arrive back in Cape Town late afternoon. Guests are dropped off at Cape Town International Airport or a hotel/guest house in the city precinct.

Included: Breakfast

What’s included

  • Transfer in luxury air-conditioned tour vehicle 
  • Registered english-speaking tour guide
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in greater kruger national park
  • 1 night’s accommodation in johannesburg
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in cape town
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in garden route
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Excursions specified in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to attractions specified in itinerary

What’s excluded

  • International flights to/from South Africa
  • Return domestic flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town
  • All purchases of a personal nature
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Alcohol and non-alcohol beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Visa fees if required
  • Activities/day excursions not specified in itinerary

Important information

Collected between 7h30-9h00: OR Tambo International Airport or any hotel/guesthouse in the city precinct

Dropped off between 16h30-18h00: Cape Town International Airport or any hotel/guesthouse within the city precinct

Please note

If you plan to fly out of Cape Town International Airport on the last day of the 10-day tour, we recommend you book a domestic flight that departs no earlier than 19h30 and an international flight that departs no earlier than 21h00.

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