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18 Day Johannesburg to Cape Town Adventure Tour

EndCape Town
Duration: 18 Days
Style of Tour :
EURO 2799.00AUD 4,588.52CAD 4,177.61GBP 2,476.99USD 3,075.82ZAR 69,975.00

An adventure exploring the whole of South Africa.  Spectacular wildlife, cultural interactions with both the Swazi and Zulu tribes and the amazing scenery of the Drakensberg and Garden Route. The tribal lands of the Wild Coast offers an opportunity to witness traditional life in rural Africa. Enjoy a range of activities from Big 5 game walks, open vehicle game drives, beaches and  local markets. 

Accommodation on tour:Chalet/Lodge


  • Kruger National Park
  • Big Five Game Walks
  • Open-Vehicle Game Drives
  • Eswatini (Swaziland) Kingdom
  • St Lucia
  • Drakensberg Mountains
  • Wild Coast - tribal area
  • Garden Route
  • Addo Elephant Park
  • Karoo
  • Cape Town
  • Unspoiled Beaches
  • San Rock Art

Below is the basic day to day brief,

The Full downloadable Itinerary is at the bottom of this window.

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Day 1:  Johannesburg  -  Greater Kruger Park
Our adventure begins with an early morning departure from Johannesburg. We travel east to the “Low Veld”, and make our way to the lodge which is situated in Big 5 territory.  The private reserve forms part of the Greater Kruger Park. Tonight we enjoy a traditional South African meal.

Meals:  Dinner
Included Highlight: Scenic drive down to the Lowveld region

Day 2:  Kruger Park Private Reserves
After a light snack we head off on a morning game walk. Game walks provide an opportunity to stalk wildlife and enjoy the serenity of the African Bush. We return to the lodge for a welcome brunch and rest. Later in the day we do our first open vehicle game drive. The experienced guides will help spot wildlife. The game drive continues into the evening giving an opportunity to spot nocturnal animals.

Meals:  Brunch and Dinner
Included Highlights: Morning and afternoon guided experience in Big 5 area

Day 3:  Panorama Route
Today we explore the scenic Panorama Route. The Panorama Route offers spectacular views and we spend the day exploring.  We visit Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window and Bourkes Potholes. Lunch is enjoyed in the rustic town of Graskop. We head onto Hazy View where we spend the night in log cabins located in an indigenous forest.

Meals:  Breakfast and Dinner
Included Highlights: Panorama Route

Day 4:  Kruger Park
A full day is spent on safari in the Kruger National Park. The Kruger Park is well known for its concentration of animals and we can expect to see a wide variety of wildlife. The vehicle offers an elevated view which makes for excellent viewing and photographic opportunities. Lunch will be enjoyed at one of the official Kruger Park rest camps. After a long day of exciting game spotting we head back to the lodge for well-deserved rest.

Meals:  Brunch and Dinner
Included Highlights: Full day Game Drive inside Kruger National Park

Day 5:  eSwatini (Formerly known as (Swaziland)
Travelling south we cross over from South Africa to the “Kingdom of eSwatini”. As we travel through the country we will encounter traditional villages and spend the evening learning about the local customs and traditions.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 & 7: St Lucia
Crossing back into South Africa, we journey across the rolling hills of Zululand on way to the small quaint town of St Lucia. We will spend the next two days here where we will explore The UNESCO World Heritage Site of iSimangaliso Wetland Park. An ecosystem offering pristine beaches, forests and wetlands. 

Meals:  2 x Breakfast, 2 x Lunch

Days 8 & 9:  Drakensburg Mountains
Travelling inland, we pass the historic battlefields between the “Boers and the British”.  We spend the next two nights in log cabins high up on the slopes of the mountain. We will hike in the Tugela Gorge where we can enjoy the spectacular scenery of Tugela Falls... known to be the second-highest waterfall in the world. 

Meals:  2 x Breakfast, 2 x Lunch and 2 Dinners
Included Highlight: Tugela Gorge hike

Day 10:  Southern Drakensberg
Today we head towards the Southern part of the Drakensberg Mountains, arriving at a working farm in the afternoon. Those who are interested will have the opportunity to get involved and learn about life on the farm.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11 & 12:  Wild Coast
The Wild Coast or the “Transkei” is the tribal homeland of the Xhosa people and is the area where Nelson Mandela grew up. Unspoiled beaches and estuaries makes for some of the best hiking in the country. This is one of the highlights of the tour and our lodge is situated on a secluded beach in Coffee Bay.

Meals:  2 x Breakfasts,2 x Lunches and 2 x Dinners
Included Highlight: Hike along the coast, Hole in the Wall

Day 13:  Wild Coast to Cradock
Leaving the lush coastland of the Wild Coast we travel through the Karoo. The Karoo is a semi-arid area and we drive through scattered hills and ravines and make our way to Cradock. On arrival, a local tour guide will take you through the town giving you insight on its history. 

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Included Highlights: History tour in Cradock

Day 14:  Mountain Zebra Park - Addo Elephant Park - Nelson Mandela Bay
An early wake-up call today to ensure we enter the Mountain Zebra Park as the gates open. We go on search for the endangered mountain zebra and black rhino, as well as cheetah, springbok, and buffalo. After spending a few hours game viewing we head back to our accommodation to enjoy a delicious breakfast. We leave Cradock and head for Addo Elephant Park where we continue to search for animals in their natural habitat. We end the day off at our beachfront hotel in Nelson Mandela Bay.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Included Highlights: Nelson Mandela Bay, Addo Elephant National Park, Mountain Zebra National Park

Day 15: Garden Route - Knysna
The Garden Route is one of South Africa’s premier tourist destinations and has plenty on offer. From indigenous forests, secluded beaches, rivers to a wide range of adventure activities. On route to our lodge we visit the Tsitsikamma National Park, where we do a hike across the popular suspension bridge. We spend the evening in the popular town of Knysna where you can explore and enjoy the local restaurants.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Included Highlights: Hike in Tsitsikamma National Park

Day 16: Cape Agulhas - Southern Tip of Africa
Today we make our way to Arniston, a small fishing village known for its crystal blue waters and its large sea cave named Waenhuiskrans. On route, we will stop at the Southern tip of Africa where we have the opportunity to take a few photos of where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet.

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 17 & 18: Cape Town
Today we leave the scenic Garden Route and head for Cape Town. We pass through Hermanus – known for its whale watching. We will stop at the Penguin sanctuary in Bettys Bay and finally arrive in the “Mother City” – one of the world’s most beautiful cities.

Our adventure ends after breakfast on the morning of the eighteenth day.

Meals:  2 x Breakfast

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Note: Itineraries do change, please speak to your consultant for the latest up-to-date itinerary for your travel period.

Approx. tour cost in
EURO 2799.00AUD 4,588.52CAD 4,177.61GBP 2,476.99USD 3,075.82ZAR 69,975.00

2024 Tour Prices - Per person 

EUR €2,799 
EUR €400 Single supplement (optional for single travelers)

  • Qualified tour guides
  • Specially adapted overland vehicle
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Accommodation in lodges, chalets and similar
  • Entry fess and permits
  • Travel insurance and visas
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Alcohol & beverages
  • Snacks,
  • Souvenirs, tips
  • Optional activities as per itinerary
This tour has a duration of: 18 Days

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