Introduction

Short Itinerary

Day 01 Johannesburg
Day 02 Johannesburg - Kruger National Park
Day 03 Kruger National Park
Day 04 Kruger National Park - Johannesburg
Day 05 Johannesburg - Fly to George - Drive to Knysna
Day 06 Knysna - Oudtshoorn Day Trip
Day 07 Knysna - Hermanus
Day 08 Hermanus - Cape Town
Day 09 Cape Town - Half Day City Tour
Day 10 Cape Town - Full Day Cape Point and Peninsula Tour
Day 11 Cape Town - Full Day Winelands Tour
Day 12 Cape Town - Departure

Tour Itinerary

Day 01 Johannesburg

On arrival in Johannesburg, meet our representatives and getassisted transfer to the hotel. Take leisure in the hotel.

Day 02 Johannesburg - Kruger National Park

After breakfast, you will be transferred by road to Kruger National Park(6 hours’ drive from Johannesburg). On arrival, check in to the Hotel/Resort. Depending on the time of arrival, you can join for afternoon game drive, otherwise settle into your room and freshen up for dinner.

Day 03 Kruger National Park

Enjoy the full day in games viewing and bird watching from our open Game-viewer which offers brilliant photographic opportunities. In the night, get ready for a night drive in vehicles using powerful spotlights, to spot rare nocturnal species. Overnight stay at hotel/resort. 

Day 04 Kruger National Park - Johannesburg

After an early breakfast, you will be transferred back to the airport for transfer to Johannesburg, spend the afternoon and evening at the Emperors Palace Complex, which has a variety of restaurants, shops, and other entertainment options. Alternatively, take the Gautrain to Sandton City and enjoy the shopping and dining options at Sandton. Overnight stay at hotel/resort. 

Day 05 Johannesburg - Fly to George - Drive to Knysna

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Johannesburg Airport for your flight to George. Meet our guide on arrival at Knysna and get a private road transfer to the hotel. (1-hour drive).Knysna, one of the favorite towns of South Africa,  lies on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route and is known for its oysters.

In the evening you will enjoy a cruise on the Knysna Lagoon to the awe-inspiring Knysna Heads and can spend the rest of the evening in exploring the Knysna waterfront with an array of interesting shopping hubs and dining options.

Day 06 Knysna - Oudtshoorn Day Trip

Travel to Oudtshoorn (1 hour 40 minutes one way) in the Klein Karoo, meandering through the majestic mountains and river valleys, over scenic passes and picturesque vineyards and orchards.

On arrival in Oudtshoorn, called as the ‘Ostrich capital’, we will visit an Ostrich Farm for a tour to learn more about these flightless birds and the method of their farming. You will even have the opportunity to sit on or ride an ostrich if you are brave enough!!

Then we will proceed to the Cango Caves to explore this fascinating network of caves and limestone rock formations. Experienced cave guides will take you through the caves on an easy hour-long tour where you will get to know more about how these caves were formed, discovered and explored.

Afterward, we will visit the Cango Wildlife Ranch which homes world’s most endangered species like white Bengal Tigers, cheetah, Madagascan lemurs and Nile Crocodiles. You will have an opportunity to interact with several species on one of the unique Animals Encounters experiences (for your own account). Return to Knysna in the early evening and overnight stay at hotel/resort. 

Day 07 Knysna - Hermanus

After breakfast and check out from the hotel, we make our way to Hermanus,  the beautiful coastal town of South Africa (4 hours 15 minutes drive). There are so many activities to do in Hermanus.  You can have an easy cliff sidewalk, visit the daily craft market or browse the town’s specialty shops and pamper boutiques. Hermanus also boasts a wine route and an art route. For the more adventurous there is the option of shark cage diving in the nearby town of Gansbaai.

During the whale season (June to November with the peak season being August and September) you might opt for a boat based whale-watching excursion (for your own account), however, some of the best sightings of the whales are from the cliff tops on the edge of the town. The world’s only Whale-Crier alerts tourists to whale sightings in the bay using a horn, made from kelp.

Day 08 Hermanus - Cape Town

After breakfast, check out and we will make our way to Cape Town (2 hours 15 minutes drive). Cape Town is famous for the long endless stretch of bars, restaurants and nightlife hotspots. The vibrant historic Green Market Square, which has many stalls offering a wide variety of clothing and art and crafts from all over Africa is a must visit. The cobbled stoned square is surrounded by al fresco eateries and is always bustling with people. Spend some time soaking up the lively atmosphere of this colorful market. V&A Waterfront offers an abundant variety of restaurants, shops, and entertainment to suit all tastes and age groups. The setting is spectacular, with Table Mountain forming the backdrop to this lively, cosmopolitan attraction.

Day 09 Cape Town - Half Day City Tour

After breakfast, proceed to the half day City Orientation Tour to learn all about Cape Town’s rich history and vibrant cultures. Some of the highlight stops will be the beautiful Company Gardens and the Castle of Good Hope, a historical fort which is the oldest building in the country. You will also visit the colorful Bo Kaap area, previously known as the Malay Quarter. Situated on the slopes of Signal Hill, this is the spiritual home of Cape Town’s Muslim community.

We will then take a trip to  Cape Town’s landmark and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Table Mountain. A 5-minute cableway ride takes you to the top of the mountain from where you will enjoy uninterrupted views over the city bowl and across the peninsula. (* Please note, this activity is weather permitting.)

The remaining day will be spent at leisure at the vibrant V&A Waterfront, where you can do some shopping, have a meal and soak up the exciting atmosphere, take a trip on the observation wheel, visit the aquarium or perhaps do the Robben Island excursion… your choices are endless!

Day 10 Cape Town - Full Day Cape Point and Peninsula Tour

After breakfast, we will head out for a full day tour of the scenic Cape Peninsula. Travel along the Atlantic Seaboard to Hout Bay, passing magnificent beaches and the coastal suburbs of Clifton, Camps Bay, and Llandudno. From Hout Bay Harbour, you have the option of a boat trip to Duiker Island, to see the thousands of Cape Fur Seals living on this rocky outcrop. Hout Bay Harbour is a busy fishing harbor sure to keep you entertained and your cameras snapping. Browse for souvenirs at the Hout Bay Craft Market or take a walk on the beach and paddle your feet in the sea.

The tour continues over Chapman’s Peak, known as one of the most spectacular scenic drives in the world, all the way along the Peninsula to the most southern tip at Cape Point. An invigorating walk takes you to the two lighthouses at the top and bottom of the headland, from where you will enjoy extraordinary views of the cliffs and the ocean below. Alternatively, you could take a short funicular ride to the top. Take a photo down at the most southwestern point of the African continent at the Cape of Good Hope beach.

Day 11 Cape Town - Full Day Winelands Tour

This amazing drive winds its way to the heart of the Cape Winelands, through superb mountain ranges, vineyards, and Cape Dutch homesteads. Spend some time at leisure in the heart of Stellenbosch for wine & chocolate tasting at the Waterford Estate. Travel over the Helshoogte Pass to the town of Franschhoek for a wine tasting, and possibly ‘Schnapps’ as well, at Cape Chamonix in their “Blacksmith’s Cottage”.

Franschhoek’s main street is a treasure trove of fascinating little shops offering antiques, collectible books, jewelry, designer clothing, artworks, and chocolate. Franschhoek is also home to several of the country’s top restaurants and award-winning chefs, so you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding on your dinner venue.

Day 12 Cape Town - Departure

After breakfast and check out, you will be transferred to Cape Town International Airport for your homebound flight.

Main Highlights of this Tour