Cape to Kruger
This 12-day tour is not for the faint hearted! Taking road tripping to the next level, this is definitely the best way to see the diverse and unique landscapes that make South Africa one of the top destinations in the world.
A few of the many highlights of this fantastic tour, include the Robertson Wine Route, where some of the country’s top wines are produced, shark cage diving in Mossel Bay, an ocean safari in Plettenberg Bay, sand boarding in Jeffreys Bay, horse riding beach trails in Port Alfred, visiting the birthplace of the legendary Nelson Mandela, picking mussels for dinner in the Transkei’s Coffee Bay, a treetop canopy tour and cheese and chocolate tasting in the Natal Midlands, a township tour in Soweto, the Sterkfontein caves, where man first originated from, and of course game drives to spot the Big 5 in the Kruger National Park.
Depart Cape Town – Robertson Wine Route, Outshoorn Cango Caves and ostrich farm. Overnight in Outshoorn
Drive down to Mossel Bay, for shark cage diving or swimming with seals, and then on to Knysna where you can sample fresh oysters from the region, and finally on to and Plettenberg Bay, where you will be spending the night
Activities in Plettenberg Bay include (some of which are at an additional cost), an ocean safari, the wolf sanctuary, the Africanyon advenure (swim, hike, and abseil through a waterfall and down a canyon through streams and waterfalls, with optional cliff jumps). Overnight in Plettenberg Bay.
Depart Plettenberg Bay and head up the east coast to Jeffreys Bay to check out the legendary surf spots highlighted in the Pro tour. Go sand-boarding in the powdery dunes, and do a spot of shopping in the surf apparel factory shops, where you can pick up brands like Billabong, Quicksilver, and Rip Curl among others. After lunch hit the road to Port Alfred, where you can go on a horse-riding trail to secluded beaches, and through shady dune forests with stunning views out to sea, where you may see one of the dozens of shipwrecks in the area.
Leave Port Alfred and make your way to the Transkei’s spectacular Coffee Bay. Along the way you will have a chance to stop in Mvezo, the birthplace of Nelson Mandela, and Qunu, where he grew up and is now is final resting place. Once in Coffee Bay, you will be able to pick mussels for dinner, and have an African drumming lesson.
Depart Coffee Bay for the Natal Midlands, where you will go on the Midlands Meander, the arts and crafts route, go zip lining through on a treetop canopy tour, and have an opportunity to do some cheese and chocolate tasting!
Back on the road to Johannesburg, a.k.a Egoli – the city of Gold.
The Soweto township tour is next up, where you will see the Apartheid Museum, the Hector Petersen Museum, and the famous Vilakazi street, which has been the home of two Nobel Peace Prize winners – Nelson Mandela, and the Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Head out to the Sterkfontein caves, where a permanent hominid exhibition is displayed. Paleontologists and archaeologists consider this to be one of the top archaeological sites in the world. The Lesedi Cultural village is next up – here you will see traditional singing and dancing and enjoy a gastronomic feast of African dishes.
DAY 9, 10 & 11
Time to get into the bush, as you head up to the Kruger National Park to explore in an open safari vehicle with a professional guide. Your next 3 nights will be spent in en suite tented rooms, and the days offer excellent opportunities to spot the Big 5 wildlife animals as well as other antelope, reptiles and birds.
The tour now comes to an end as you are transported back to Johannesburg for departure home, or to your next holiday destination