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20 Day Johannesburg to Cape Town Tour - Lodge Popular On sale

20 Days
Style of Tour
EndCape Town
Special price
ZAR 25965AUD 2,676.80CAD 2,622.73EURO 1,747.31GBP 1,553.86USD 2,093.95
Normal priceZAR 28850.00AUD 2,974.23CAD 2,914.14EURO 1,941.45GBP 1,726.51USD 2,326.61

A comfortable lodge tour taking in the best of South Africa. Search for the Big 5 on an open 4x4 safari in the Kruger. Experience traditional Swazi dancing and rural life in the mountain Kingdom of Lesotho. Explore the Cango caves and visit an Ostrich Farm.  Take in the scenic Garden Route and the Cape wine region and taste some of South Africa's finest wine. A tour of unspoiled beaches and breathtaking scenery, abundant wildlife and tribal culture. This tour is available in both directions - start either in Cape Town or Johannesburg

Countries visitingLesotho, South Africa, Swaziland
Accommodation on tour:Guest house/Hotel/Lodge


  • Panorama Route & Blyde River Canyon
  • Kruger National Park
  • Game drives
  • Swaziland
  • Hluhluwe - Umfolozi Game Reserves
  • Isimangaliso National Park - St Lucia
  • Durban
  • Royal Natal National Park - Drakensberg
  • Lesotho
  • Addo Elephant National Park
  • Cango Caves & Ostrich Farm
  • Garden Route
  • Winelands
  • Cape Town

Tour Itinerary

Day 1:  Johannesburg to Kruger Park Area

We leave the City of Johannesburg and head east to the “Lowveld” – where most of South Africa’s wildlife reserves are found.  The conditions are ideal for game, and the Kruger Park is known for its abundance of animals and perfect for safaris. We set up camp in the Greater Kruger area. Opportunity for sundowner safari – time allowing.

Optional Activity:  Sundowner  Safari

Day 2:  Kruger National Park

The day is spent exploring the Kruger Park.  The Kruger is home to a wide variety of wildlife and one can expect to encounter large hers of game. Elephants, giraffes, zebra, antelopes and predators are common sightings. The open vehicle game drive allows for excellent viewing and photographic opportunities. There is a second opportunity for an optional Sun downer tour.

Included Activity:  Full day Kruger Park – overland vehicle

Activity Package:  4x4 Open Vehicle Game Drive

Optional Activity:  Sundowner Safari

Day 3:  Kruger Park – Panorama Route

For those wanting to do the morning bush walk have a very early start. We then head to the popular and scenic Panorama Route. We visit God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the amazing Three Rondawels. Fantastic views – cameras ready.

Included Activity:  Panorama Route

Optional Activity:  Morning Bush Walk

Day 4:  Kruger Park - Swaziland

Another early start as we head off on our final game drive through the Kruger Park and an opportunity to spot any of Africa’s famous Big 5 which we may have not yet seen. We exit the park in the south and head to the Kingdom of Swaziland. Crossing the border into Swaziland we head to Milwane Nature Reserve where we set up camp.

Included Activity:  Kruger Park Game Drive

Day 5:  Swaziland to Zululand

The morning is spent exploring Swaziland. You can partake in a nature walk, or do one of the many optional activities available. A visit a local craft market, a cultural encounter at a traditional village and mountain biking are some of the activities on offer. The afternoon sees us leaving Swaziland and entering the traditional tribal lands of the proud Zulu nation. This evening there is an included cultural evening where you have the opportunity to experience Zulu traditions.

Included Activities:  Nature Walk, Zulu Cultural Evening

Optional Activity:  Swazi Cultural excursion, Mountain biking etc

Day 6:  St Lucia and Umfolozi- Hluhluwe Game Reserve

We set off on an early morning game drive into the Hluhluwe- Umfolozi Game Reserve.  This national park is home to the Big 5 and is especially known for its high concentration of both black and white rhinos. The park is an integral part of the on-going war against rhino poaching. After an informative game drive we head back to camp for a well-deserved rest. The late afternoon sees us heading out on a boat cruise on St Lucia Estuary – a World Heritage Site.

Activity Package:  St Lucia Boat Cruise, Hluhluwe Game Drive

Day 7:  Zululand – Durban

Durban is a popular holiday destination with its famous Golden Mile and safe swimming and surfing in the warm Indian Ocean. Durban has a lot to offer and clients are encouraged to explore the city. It is an opportunity to relax and enjoy the benefits of a thriving city.

Day 8 & 9:  Drakensberg Mountains

After a lazy start to the day we head north to the dramatic Drakensberg Mountains - a World Heritage Site. En route we stop at the impressive Howick Falls – with its 95m of plunging water. Howick is also famous for being the place where Nelson Mandela was apprehended by the “apartheid police”. The Drakensberg Mountains are spectacular and is referred to as the “barrier of spears” in Zulu. The area is known for its fantastic hiking with a choice of trails available to suit your level of fitness. Hike to pristine waterfalls or take in some ancient San rock art.

Included Activities:  Hiking in the Drakensberg, Howick Falls

Day 10 & 11:  Lesotho

Our journey continues as we traverse a mountain pass and have a brief visit at a vulture restaurant/centre where we hopefully have an opportunity to view these endangered scavengers. We pass through the “Golden Gate” and cross over into the “Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho”.  Passing through the capital - Maseru – we climb the mountains to our base at Malealea. We explore the surrounding mountains and visit a local Basotho village. The Basotho have a very distinctive culture and are easily recognisable by their traditional blankets and hats. There is an opportunity to do some pony trekking.

Included Activity:  Hike and Basotho village visit

Optional Activity:  Pony trekking

Day 12:  Graaff Reinet – Karoo

After crossing the border back into South Africa we head across the “Grater Karoo”, and experience a total change in South Africa’s ever changing landscapes. The Karoo is desolate and dry and popular for its sweeping vistas. Graaff Reinet is one of South Africa’s oldest town’s and has rich history. We enjoy a fascinating Historical Tour.

Optional Activity:  Valley of Desolation Tour

Days 13 & 14:  Addo Elephant Park – Eastern Cape

This morning we explore the town of Graaf Reinet. A local guide walks us through this historical town, taking in the many places of interest including national monuments. We travel across the dry Karoo as we head for the Addo Elephant Park located close to Port Elizabeth. Waking early we spend most of the day exploring this well-known National Park. The Addo is famous for its Elephants and is also home to many other types of animals and we are bound to have some spectacular wildlife sightings. There is an option to do an additional late afternoon/sun downer safari. This is conducted in 4x4 open vehicles.

Activity Package:  Graaf Reinet Historical Tour

Included Activity:  Game drive in Addo National Park

Optional Activity:  4x4  Sundowner Game drive

Day 15 & 16:  Garden Route- Titsikama National Park

Today we travel to the famous Garden Route and set up camp in Storms River village. A visit to the Titsikama National Park is definitely a highlight. This is a beautiful area of South Africa and you have an opportunity to hike along the coast and through indigenous forests. We explore the Bloukrans canyon and there is an opportunity for those wanting to have the rush of doing the world’s highest bungee jump. There is plenty of time to relax and soak up the incredible scenery or partake in some of the adventure activities available.

Optional Activities:  Bungee jump, Tree top canopy tour, Black water tubing

Day 17:  Garden Route – South Africa

We enjoy a spectacular drive along the Garden Route – taking in numerous stops to enjoy this popular and scenic area of South Africa. A stop at natures Valley is included and allows time to enjoy a hike or relax on magnificent beaches. Passing through Knysna we head for the Wilderness where we spend the afternoon at your own leisure. There are a number of activities on offer or you can relax and soak up the incredible scenery.

Included Highlight:  Natures Valley

Day 18:  Oudtshoorn

After a morning of exploring, we leave the lush coastline and head for Oudtshoorn – the “Ostrich Capital”. We ascend the magnificent Outeniqua Pass and make our way back into the Karoo. In the afternoon we enjoy a visit to the impressive Cango Caves where we join a guided tour of this unique underground cave system.

Activity Package:  Cango Caves guided tour

Day 19:  Route 62 to Paarl – Wine Region

After packing up we do an early stop at an ostrich farm to take in this unusual and largest of all birds. We then enjoy a scenic drive along Route 62 – notably one of South Africa’s most scenic drive taking in spectacular vistas of endless rolling hills. We enjoy a last group dinner out.

Included Activity:  Ostrich Farm

Optional Activity:  Group dinner

Day 20:  Wine Lands - Cape Town

Today we explore the historical town of Stellenbosch famous for its concentration of students and surrounding wine farms. We also sample some of South Africa’s famous wines and experience a Cape Town cultural tour. Our tour ends in the afternoon. It is recommended to give yourself a couple of extra days to explore amazing Cape Town.

Activity Package:  Cultural Tour & Wine tasting

Included Highlight:  Stellenbosch

Activity Price = R3000

Cape Town cultural township tour R540

Cheese and wine tasting R50

Cango Caves basic tour R130

Graaff Reinet historical tour R350

Hluhluwe game drive R750

St Lucia boat cruise R430

4x4 Game drive in Kruger National Park R750



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

Bargain: 10% off selected dates
Approx. Special tour price in
ZAR 25965AUD 2,676.80CAD 2,622.73EURO 1,747.31GBP 1,553.86USD 2,093.95

Full tour pricing

Trip Price -                    R28 850 per person sharing

Single Supplement -    R4 350

Activity Package      -   R3 150 - This includes what we consider to be the key activities on this tour, A Breakdown of this payment is available from our consultants. 

Tour includes

  • Fully equipped overland truck
  • Qualified Guides
  • Guesthouse / Lodge / Hotel Accommodation
  • meals as per full itinerary
  • Optional activities as per itinerary

Not included

  • All items of a personal nature
  • alcohol & beverages
  • snacks,
  • souvenirs, tips
  • Activity package & optional activities (see list on Itinerary for complete breakdown).

Tours start on the following dates

This tour has a duration of: 20 Days

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