Cape Town to Kruger

12 Days

The Cape Town to Kruger National Park Tour is one of luxury and safari. Starting from the ‘Mother City’, Cape Town is well known for its vibe as favorable destination. If its not for scenic drive round Camps Bay, Hout bay and the Cape point then its all about wine. Even more impressing is its multi-culture from the Khoisan, Xhosa the Nama people, Afrikaans then french in Franschhoek.

Drive a bit up the St Lawry’s Pass and the City in a valley right at sea level displays its unmatched beauty. Beyond the mountains there are huge farms of the favorite fruit, the apple. Grabouw is the ‘apple country’. A few kilometres you come to Hermanus the ‘Whale City’. Hermanus has deep natural sea just by the shore that attracts whales to come as close to land. The enormous mammals are often seen here mating, and taking care of their young ones.

Another 2 hour drive you come to Mossel Bay and the amazing beauty become real on the Garden route. Arguably the most beautiful stretch of forests, mountains, lakes and rivers with the sea running parallel. The beaches are long and surfing here is a way of life. Jeffrey’s Bay is home of the best right hand surf break in the world. International surfers flock to catch the legendary waves. In this paradise of sunshine, aloes, dolphins, shells, perfect points and classic reefs.


Enough of the charming scenic drives in around the garden route as we head north to Graaff-Reinet. The oldest town in Eastern Cape province, on the Sundays River and enclosed by the Camdeboo NP. You’ll visit the Valley of Desolation. The panoramic view of the valley allow visitors to marvel at 200 million years of volcanic rock formations. AS if that is not enough the town has the Cape Dutch Architectural legacy. The Drostdy Hotel, John Rupert Theatre, Reinet House, The Anglican Church are just but a few examples.


From the buzz life of Cape Town you travel the coastline via Grabouw. This apple farms of Grabouw add to the green vegetation of this region. Have lunch in Hermanus the ‘Whale Kingdom’. Here just close to the shore the big mammals are often seen jumping off high the sea with spectacular dive. Proceed to the Garden Route where mountains crowd near the sea. The lakes and rivers grace the region covered with dense indigenous forestall the way to Storms River. As you go to the Valley of Desolation, you will be completely taken by the art of the volcanic activity in this small historic town of Graaff-Reinet.  It is the oldest  Town in Eastern Cape province and the Dutch architecture preserved over the years. The Sunday River run past the town. You head up the mountain Kingdom of Lesotho to Malealea. Enjoy the traditions of the Sotho  people as you travel on horse-back Tour of the mountainous region. Furthermore you continue your drive to the Drakensburg Escarpment overlooking the KwaZulu Natal province. St Lucia on the shoreline is the return to the garden route as wildlife also finds this place  favorable. To Swazi Kingdom, explore this beautiful valley adorned by rivers, streams, sugar cane plantations and so much greenery of the forests. Engage with the monarchy, the people as you visit the national parks well preserved in time.


- Your adventure begins with a warm welcome from your guide in Cape Town.
- A scenic drive takes you through iconic destinations, including the whale-watching town of Hermanus, the coastal beauty of Wilderness, the Knysna Waterfront, and the charming Plettenberg.
- Your base for the day is Tsitsikama, where the Tsitsikama National Park and its awe-inspiring suspended bridge await.
- **Included Activity**: Tsitsikama National Park hike to the suspended bridge.

- Today, you'll explore more of the attractions around Tsitsikama, with various optional activities to choose from.
- In the afternoon, your journey continues to the iconic Storms River bridge.
- **Optional Activities**: Tube n Axe Blackwater Tubing, Walking with Cheetahs, Birds of Eden & Monkeyland.
- Overnight at Tsitsikama Lodge.

- Departing Tsitsikama, you head to Graaff-Reinet, one of South Africa's oldest towns.
- Explore the town on foot and take in the captivating sunset over the Valley of Desolation.
- **Included Activity**: Sunset over the Valley of Desolation.
- Overnight at Graaff-Reinet Lodge.

- Journey to the highlands of Lesotho, a mountainous kingdom.
- Experience the countryside of Malealea with activities such as epic horseback hikes, village tours, or biking.
- **Optional Activities**: Pony trekking, hikes, mountain bike, and village tour.
- Overnight at Malealea Lodge.

- Travel from Lesotho to Golden Gate National Park.
- Enjoy a stop at Golden Gate National Park, have lunch, and explore its wonders before heading to your overnight destination.
- Overnight at Giants Castle National Park.

- Explore the magnificent Drakensberg mountains with a full day of hiking.
- Immerse yourself in the stunning scenery and diverse trails.
- **Included Activity**: Drakensberg hiking.
- Overnight at Giants Castle Game Reserve.

- Journey from the mountains to the sea as you arrive in St. Lucia, nestled within the Greater St. Lucia Wetlands.
- Marvel at the lush greenery and captivating landscapes of this coastal paradise.
- Overnight in St. Lucia.

- Enjoy a day of relaxation, beach time, and various activities in St. Lucia.
- Options include a boat cruise and a safari in St. Lucia National Park, known for its diverse wildlife.
- **Optional Activities**: Boat cruise, game drive, and a tour of St. Lucia.
- Overnight in St. Lucia.

- Venture into Swaziland, with a late afternoon game drive in Hlane National Park.
- Admire the stunning landscapes, lush valleys, rivers, and rich vegetation.
- **Included Activity**: Game drive.
- Overnight at Hlane National Park.

- Your journey takes you to the world-renowned Kruger National Park.
- Known for the "Big Five" and an array of wildlife, the park's southern and central regions are your game drive destinations.
- Enjoy a sundowner game drive.
- **Included Activity**: Sundowner game drive.
- Overnight at Nkambeni Safari Camp.

- Spend the entire day on 4x4 open vehicle game drives in Kruger National Park.
- Picnic at designated spots and continue your game viewing until late afternoon.
- **Included Activity**: Full-day game drive.
- Overnight at Nkambeni Safari Camp.

- Begin the day with a thrilling sunrise walking safari lasting approximately 2.5 hours.
- Then, journey to Graskop Town for panoramic views of the Blyde River Canyon, God's Window, the Three Rondavels, and the stunning Drakensberg mountain range.
- Conclude your tour in Johannesburg, arriving late afternoon.

How fit do I need to be for this Tour?

You don’t need to. Anyone can go on this tour and all age groups are welcome. However you just need to be able to walk on rocky surface for just about 2 km. For the river canoeing you just need basic swimming skills.

What is the climate?

The climate varies seasonally as you travel from the coast to inland and the highlands. Generally winter running from February to August is cold during the night and cool by day inland. Whereas the coast will be warm and rainy. On the contrary in summer from September to February the inland will be quite warm to very hot during the day but warm at night. In the coast it will lower temperatures.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

On most of the campsites there is electricity for charging as well as hot showers. The campers will have a shared ablution with other like campers from other groups.

Are there ATMs on the way?

Yes there are ATMs and shopping malls along the way. In most places though card payments for services and purchase of goods is available. You may need to carry a bit of cash for tips and other small items that you could buy from the locals.

What about internet access?

Once in a while we get connection usually when we get to campsites and lodges . Most of the way during our travels there won’t be connection on the way. However you can buy a local sim card and register it with the local providers to stay connected most of the time.

Do we have a Guide on Tour?

Yes all our Tours are designed to have a Guide/driver as well as a chef. The Guides are fluent English speakers however we have other Tours that can have a translator for German, French or Dutch.

How much do guides and porters cost?

All Guides have a base salary for there services and usually are freelance. You would therefore assist by giving them tips for a minimum of $5 a day. Portege at the airport ranges from $10 to $20 while tips on lodges would be around $10.

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Cape Town to Kruger
9% Off
From €1,700 €1,550
/ Adult
  • Safari lodges/ camping
  • 1-12 people
  • moderate
  • All year
  • English Speaking Guide available
  • Safari budget tour

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