The Cape to Kruger Tour, a tour predominantly designed to cater for those of you seeking a Big 5 experience that is supplemented by a historical and culturally steeped South African experience. Your holiday will end with a visit to the “Mother City” Cape Town, with highlights such as Table Mountain, Robben is-land and a chance to soak in world class scenic views.
On your arrival at Oliver Tambo international airport you will be welcomed by our friendly professional guide, who will take you to Park Inn, a contemporary, vibrant and modern hotel situated in Johannesburg’s upmarket suburb of Sandton.
The day’s activities consist of trips to
Apartheid Museum – Experience an audio-visual guide through South Africa’s dark days of apartheid into freedom. Get a taste of the townships in the 70” s and 80”s through film footage, text panels and artifacts are arranged in such a way as to recreate the experience of what it was like to live under apartheid.
Lesedi Cultural Village – The guided tour of ethnic Zulu, Basotho, Xhosa, Pedi and Ndebele homesteads at Lesedi Cultural village will give you a first hand experience of ethnic life and practices. Attend a multi–visual theatre presentation of the history and origin of our people. Join the various ethnic families in the Giant Ingoma Dance (song and dance of all 5 villages) and finish your visit with a succulent Pan African feast at the Nyama Choma restaurant, with mouthwatering delicacies from North, East and South Africa whilst being serenaded by live local music bands.
Day 2 – Visit Soweto
Infused with the history of the struggle against apartheid and abuzz with the energy of the “city of gold” — South Africa’s largest African suburb will provide you with a fascinating cultural experience. Meet the vibrant local people and visit World Heritage Sites such as Nelson Mandela’s first house in Vilakazi St. A street where two Nobel Peace Prize winners (including Archbishop Tutu) once resided.
Your day will end with a drive in our comfortable vehicles to the world renowned Kruger National Park in the company of our expert guides.
Transfer to Kruger National Park
Here at the home of Africa’s Big Five: Elephant, Lion, Rhino, Leopard and Buffalo, you will discover unique wildlife on a real safari in Africa. Kruger National Park is unrivalled in the diversity of its life forms, a flagship of South African national parks , Kruger is home to an impressive number of mammals, reptiles birds and indigenous trees .
Early in the morning at sunrise you will go on a open vehicle game drive under the watchful eye of our experienced guides, offering exceptional game viewing in prime areas and fantastic photo opportunities. At sunset we arrive at our rest camp for dinner and overnight option of an open vehicle night game drive .
Day 4 – Panorama Route – Transfer to Cape Town via Joburg
This morning we leave Kruger National Park on our journey back to Johannesburg. We travel along the spectacular Panorama Route. One of the major highlights of the region is the Blyde River Canyon Reserve, home to spectacular wildlife with breathtaking views of formations such as God’s Window and the Three Rondavels.
The Blyde River Canyon is the third largest canyon of its kind in the world. Other highlights include the exquisite waterfalls in Graskop and Sabie, the Echo Caves that speak of Africa’s powerful tribes such as Pedi, Mapulane and Swazi.
Your tour ends with an evening flight to Cape Town.
Day 5 – Shopping-Cape Town
Shop till you drop with visits to the Green Market square in central Cape Town, where you can pick up local art, crafts, fabrics and artifacts from almost every country in Africa. Splash out on international and local brands at Canal Walk shopping centre one of the largest shopping malls in Africa and at the V&A waterfront one of South Africa’s most visited destinations, a shopping Mecca set in a working harbor, against the backdrop of Table mountain. The V&A Water Front is also the gateway to Robben Island a former prison for political activists which has since become a museum.
Day 6 – Free day
Optional Visit Robben island and Table Mountain
Weather permitting, we visit Robben island, the infamous island prison that held Nelson Mandela, and several political and human rights reformists which is now a world heritage site. The tour includes a ferry trip, a tour around the island and a tour of the prison guided by former political prisoners. A chance in a life time to glance back into history at the apartheid era.
Visit table Mountain a new 7th Wonder of The World, with its unique flat-topped peaks which reach 1086m above sea level. Ride the cableway to its summit whilst you delight in exquisite 360 degree views of the city. Or walk to the top on various routes, the most popular being Platteklip Gorge (about 1-2 km after the cableway) which takes about 1,5 hours if you are moderately fit.
Day 8 – Winelands tours
As we drive through the wine lands you will have the opportunity to view majestic mountain passes, scenic vineyards, experience excellent Cape Town wine and olive tasting , Learn how different cultivators of wines are processed. Get a chance to shop for award winning wines from the source and enjoy lunch in the finest of restaurants on estates considered to be showpieces of the Cape wine lands.
Cape Point tour
Experience rugged coastlines and untainted beauty as our tour guide takes you 60km south-west of Cape Town along the shores of the Cape Peninsula to the mythical meeting place of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans (Cape Point).
A nature reserve within the Table Mountain National Park and a declared Natural World Heritage Site. The scenic beauty of Cape Point is not its sole allure; it is also an international icon of great historical interest with many a visitor drawn to the area because of its rich maritime history. “The Point” by day was a navigational landmark, whilst by night and in fog it was a menace beset by violent storms and dangerous rocks that over the centuries littered shipwrecks around the coastline.
Day 9 Free day
Optional Shark Cage Diving & Viewing
A mere 2 hour drive from the city of Cape Town in Gansbaai, (the great white shark capital of the world) you will experience an adrenalin-surging adventure, Shark Cage Diving & Shark Viewing in a safe and professional environment . In season you can also enjoy one of the best boat or shore whale watching opportunities.
Day 10 – End of tour
Your Mile by Mile guide transfers you to the Cape Town International Airport.
Select your favourite tour from the above popular tours and experience a slice of South Africa.
The vibrant culture of South Africans is second to none, experience ubuntu (compassion and humanity) within a diverse ethnic mix of cultures forming the 'rainbow nation'.
Explore South Africa’s rich world of art, music, traditional artefacts, crafts, state of the art wineries, shopping facilities, exclusive lodges and spas.
Experience South Africa's amazing scenic wonders from the new 7th wonder of the world Table Mountain to God’s Window, and Cape Agulhas (the southernmost tip of South Africa and the true meeting point of the Indian and Atlantic oceans).
Tours are conducted in comfortable mini buses by registered national guides whose knowledge and passion will enhance your African experience.