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From Cape Town to Kruger

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Laurene Dubreuil

Terra South Africa

Terra South Africa is a locally-based travel agency and tour operator in Cape Town, South Africa.

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From Cape Town to Kruger

South Africa is one of the most diverse countries in the world: the 'Rainbow Nation' has 11 official languages, and its population forms a patchwork of African, Asian and European culture. Whether walking the colorfoul streets of Bo-Kaap, enjoying the beaches on the Indian Ocean or marvelling at the untamed wilderness in the Kruger National Park, visitors will encounter a warm welcome and leave with memories for a lifetime!

DAY 1

Cape Town Airport - Cape Town

Meet and greet and assistance of our guide on your arrival. You collect your rental car and drive to your hotel in Cape Town.

Cape Town
DAY 2

Cape Town

Day at leisure to explore Cape Town known to be one of the most beautiful city in the world! Suggestions: Take the cable car and ascend the top of Table Mountain (weather permitting). The floor of the cable car rotates through 360 degrees during the ascent and descent, giving passengers a panoramic view of the city. From the top of the mountain at 1000 meters above sea level, a bordwalk will enable you to get different view point of the city and the Atlantic Ocean. You can also visit the following sites depending on your area of interests: - The National Museum of South Africa founded in 1825. This museum houses many diverse collections from fossils dating back millions of years to the clothing worn by our ancestors in the last century. All these collections have a common denominator to highlight the biological and cultural diversity of our planet, - The Company 's Gardens founded in 1652 by the Dutch pioneers who plan to establish a Cape refueling station on the boat ride to India. Walk in Company 's Garden , which now houses the St Georges Cathedral, National Library, National Gallery, artworks and beautiful gardens, - The Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, one of the finest botanical gardens in the world, located at the foot of Table Mountain. Founded in 1913 to protect the diversity of South African flora, the garden is unique as only indigenous plants are cultivated. This is a rare opportunity to see the fynbos, endemic plants in the region of the Western Cape. More than 7000 species of plants are grown in Kirstenbosch, including many rare and endangered species, - The colorful Bo-Kaap district . The museum located in the historic district showcases the culture of immigrants from Malaysia. A visit to the museum and the neighborhood, with its colorful houses, cobbled streets and calls to prayer of the muezzin, can soak up the cultural diversity of Cape Town, - The African Craft Market of Green Market Square in the middle of the CBD, - The Castle of Good Hope , one of the oldest buildings in the country, which houses a collection of antiques (furniture , paintings, objects) that tells a lot about the life of Dutch settlers, - The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is hosting a craft market, the aquarium " Two Oceans " and many restaurants. It is from this waterfront that boats leave to Robben Island where Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years, as well as to navigate in the beautiful bay of Cape Town. Other activity suggestions during your stay in Cape Town (please consult us in advance for booking): - A Township tours ( 1 half-day ) - A culinary tours of the city ( 1 half-day ) - A cycling tours of the city (between 3 hours and 1 day ) - Shark cage diving to encounter the greatwhite (1 day ) - An evening discovering the origins of the Cape Town jazz - An helicopter flight above the city and the peninsula ( between 12 and 60 minutes) - An abseil of 112m on the Table Mountain (1 half-day ) - A paragliding experience on the Atlantic coast, - A sunset cruise on board of a catamaran including sparkling wine. Read more

Cape Town
DAY 3

Cape Town

Day at leisure to discover the Cape Peninsula and the legendary Cape of Good Hope. Suggested itinerary: You can begin this discovery with a little stop in the small fishing village of Hout Bay. This fishing village is a cosy little hamlet surrounded by mountains to the North, East and West and the Ocean to the South. Home to bustling craft markets, antique shops, a beautiful beach and a thriving fishing community. The harbour is also where many boat cruise departs from to Duiker Island. This small island is home to thousands of Cape Fur Seals and local birdlife. The boat ride lets you see the Cape Peninsula from a new perspective. Thereafter, you can proceed and enjoy the twists and turns around the famous Chapman’s Peak scenic drive. Chapman’s Peak Drive is renowned for its spectacular 180° views of the Cape Peninsula as well as its 114 twists and turns. Viewpoints and picnic spots are scattered throughout its 9km length and its dramatic views have made it a favoured spot for photographers. You enter the Cape Point Nature Reserve to reach the tip of the Cape Peninsula where you enjoy a dramatic view point located in a 17 750 hectare nature reserve. Looking out over the shining sea from the Cape Point Lighthouse truly makes you feel like you are standing at the edge of the world. The rich diversity of the nature reserve, part of the Table Mountain National Park, makes it home to a stunning array of animal and plant species. After leaving Cape Point Nature Reserve you travel up the other side of the Cape Peninsula on the way to Simon’s Town and Boulder’s beach. Simon’s Town has been an important naval base and harbour for over two centuries and you can still see some historic naval vessels anchored just off-shore. Boulder’s beach is home of a colony of African Jackass penguins since 1985. These small citizens have been charming residents and tourists ever since. A seafood lunch is highly recommended in this area but you can also have lunch in the Cape Peninsula Nature reserve’s restaurant. As you head back towards Cape Town along the False Bay coastal road; you travel through Fish Hoek a little town with a long history. From Fish Hoek you drive past Muizenberg, another seaside town. The warm waters and long stretch of beach make this a popular spot for holidaymakers and there are a wide variety of activities, like kite boarding and surfing, for the adventurous. Read more

Cape Town
DAY 4

Cape Town

Robben Island is the famous landmark where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of his life as a political prisoner. Departure to the island by boat and guided visit by a former prisonner of the high security jail, including Mandela's cell. Return to the V&A Waterfront and beautiful view of Cape Town city from the ocean. Duration of the excursion: approx. 4h30. The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is South Africa’s most visited destination, attracting millions of visitors every year – and for good reason. Whether you are looking to go shopping, dine at top restaurants, party at local nightspots, visit tourist attractions and museums or investigate the city’s historic harbour, you can find it all here. The construction for the harbor began as early as 1860, when Prince Alfred tipped the first stones for the breakwater, hence the attraction’s name: Victoria & Alfred after Queen Victoria of England and her youngest son Alfred. Read more

Cape Town
DAY 5

Cape Town - Hermanus

Departure for a day along the Whale Coast and Walker Bay until Hermanus. The sheer coastline of Walker Bay allows migrating southern right whales to approach within metres of the shore. These beautiful giants take shelter from July until December, making this the premier land-based whale watching destination in the world. Boat trips provide the opportunity to get closer to these enormous creatures as well as their deep-sea neighbours, the great white sharks and teeming colonies of playful seals. During or out of whale season, Hermanus boasts several vineyards fast gaining international recognition that are worth a visit. Departure for a boat ride in the Walker Bay to discover the giant southern right whales! Each year during the austral winter, the whales come from Antarctica to the warmer waters along the South African coast. They weigh up to 40 tons and are sometimes just one meter from the boat! Tour length: 2h. Read more

Hermanus
DAY 6

Gansbaai - Kleinbaai - Hermanus

Kleinbaai is famous to be the world capital of the great white shark. Divers and adventurers from around the world travel to observe this magnificent creature in the waters around Dyer Island. You leave the Gansbaai harbour for a few hours at sea and observe great white sharks from the boat or diving in a cage in the ocean to get a close encounter with these large predators. It is an experience of a lifetime, not to be missed! Read more

Hermanus
DAY 7

Hermanus - Knysna

Drive along the famous Garden Route to reach the small seaside town of Knysna, which is renowned for its lagoon and estuary leading to the Indian Ocean at The Heads. Estimated travel time: 4h30.

Knysna
DAY 8

Knysna

Day at leisure in Knysna. Suggestion: go for a boat ride across the lagoon to 'The Heads', the mouth that separates the estuary from the ocean.

Knysna
DAY 9

Knysna - Storms River - Garden Route

Drive to Storms River where the river, the forest and the ocean meet. Estimated travel time: 1h30. This narrow coastal strip is wedged between the sea and the mountains and contains the Tsitsikamma National Park bounded on the west by the town of Nature's Valley and on the east the mouth of the Storms River. The view from the Tsitsikamma National Park is spectacular, especially when the waves of the ocean are unleashed. Read more

Tsitsikamma National Park
DAY 10

Storms River - Garden Route

Day dedicated to the exploration of the Garden Route. The Tsitsikamma National Park offers hiking opportunities along the coast or in the Outeniqua Mountains. You can also discover the region by bike, enjoy a zip line in the forest or water activities (kayaking or snorkeling) to spend a day in a green paradise along the ocean. A few kilometers from the park, you will find the Bloukrans Bridge where you can bungee jump. This is the highest bungee jump in the world (216 meters high). Read more

Tsitsikamma National Park
DAY 11

Storms River - Port Elizabeth - Joburg

Drive to the Port Elizabeth airport where you drop your rental car off. Estimated travel time: 2h. Domestic flight Port Elizabeth-Johannesburg OR Tambo (flight time and number to be confirmed).

Johannesburg
DAY 12

Johannesburg Airport - Hazyview

You collect your rental car at Johannesburg airport. Road to the northeast of South Africa to the region where you encounter a large number of wild animals in South Africa, near the Kruger National Park. Estimated travel time: 5 hours.

Hazyview
DAY 13

Blyde River Canyon - Hazyview

Enjoy a day at leisure along the Blyde River Canyon on the panorama route. The Panorama Route is one of the most beautiful and popular travel destinations in South Africa. It leads through the rugged mountain range of the northern Drakensberg in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa. The most spectacular stretch of the Panorama Route is the Blyde River Canyon. From many well-positioned vantage points one has a view of the 33 km long gorge, which starts at "Bourke's Luck Potholes" and ends at the "Three Rondavels". The Potholes are very impressive rock formations that were shaped millions of years ago by erosion. The bizarre swirl holes developed when the once rapid river carried masses of sand and debris. In addition, a visit to Pilgrims rest is well worth the effort. Set in rolling countryside it is steeped in the history of the gold rush in South Africa. The history of this small delightful village dates back to 1873 when a miner, Alex Patterson, discovered alluvial gold on the farm named Ponieskrantz. Though the discovery was kept as a secret, the inevitable happened when a second prospector William Trafford also discovered gold close by. Many waterfalls on the way to stop at but the Berlin Falls is the biggest. Shaped in the form of a huge white candle, the falls flow down for 80 m into a deep dark green hole surrounded by red cliffs. The waterfall's name comes from European miners who came to try their luck in the days of the gold rush, and named individual... Read more

Hazyview
DAY 14

Kruger National Park - Hazyview

Day at leisure to enjoy a self-drive safari to explore the parc and the wildlife it has to offer. Undoubtedly the best way to experience the Kruger Park is behind your own steering weel. A Kruger Park self-drive safari gives you the freedom to plan for your own interests and move at your own pace. The southern part of the park along the Sabie and Crocodile River is rich in water and has a lot of game viewing opportunities. Here you can see the best of African flora and fauna such as Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Rhinos, and Buffalos often referred as the Big Five, but there are plenty of others to see as well. Driving around the Sabie River will always result in seeing some interesting animals. The vegetation around the Sabie River can be very dense forest and thicket and it gets a little bit more open driving down south to the Crocodile River. To maximise the Kruger experience one must consciously slow down and breath deeply. Departure for a 4x4 safari in the heart of the Kruger Park. The open vehicle and the ranger-guide are the best way to discover the wildlife of the biggest park in South Africa, including the famous Big 5. Tour length: 2h30. Read more

Hazyview
DAY 15

Kruger National Park - Hazyview

Day at leisure to enjoy a self-drive safari to explore the parc and the wildlife it has to offer. Departure for a 4x4 safari in the heart of the Kruger Park. The open vehicle and the ranger-guide are the best way to discover the wildlife of the biggest park in South Africa, including the famous Big 5. Tour length: 2h30. Read more

Hazyview
DAY 16

Kruger National Park - Hazyview

Visit a center that houses several young elephants and adults from various game reserves. A specialized guide explains how elephants live, communicate, feed, age, learn... Then go for a ride on the back of a wild elephant! Day at leisure to enjoy a self-drive safari to explore the parc and the wildlife it has to offer. Read more

Hazyview
DAY 17

Hazyview - Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport

Drive to Johannesburg international airport. Car rental drop off. Estimated travel time: 5h.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Cape Town
Day 5
Location Hermanus
Day 7
Location Knysna
Day 9
Location Tsitsikamma National Park
Day 11
Location Johannesburg
Day 12
Location Hazyview

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

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  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

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Terra South Africa is a locally-based travel agency and tour operator in Cape Town, South Africa.

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