From Kruger to Limpopo & Cape Town




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For this tour you will need to book your international flights to arrive in Johannesburg and depart from Cape Town

Your tour highlights:

  • Soweto

  • Panorama Route

  • Kruger National Park

  • Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre

  • Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre

  • Karongwe Game Reserve

  • Mapungubwe National Park

  • Tuli Game Reserve

  • Bela Bela Hot Springs

  • Cape Town

  • Cape Peninsula

  • Boulders - African Penguins

  • Table Mountain

  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

  • Robben Island

  • Cape Winelands


destinations on route:

  • 1 Night - Johannesburg

  • 2 Nights - Hazyview

  • 1 Night - Karongwe Game Reserve

  • 2 Nights - Kruger National Park

  • 1 Night - Mapungubwe National Park

  • 2 Nights - Tuli Game Reserve

  • 1 Night - Bela Bela

  • 5 Nights - Cape Town


  • Meet & Greet and assistance on arrival at airport

  • Travel Documents:

                       Working itinerary



                       Travel directions

  • Flight:

                       Johannesburg to Cape Town

                       Local airline taxes & fuel surcharges

                       Checked luggage

  • Tourism levies, taxes, fees & service charges

  • 3 to 4 Star accommodations / 4X4 Camp: 15 Nights

  • 19 Meals: 12 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches & 5 Dinners

  • Conservation fees as per itinerary

  • Vehicle Hire:

                       Contract Fees

                       Unlimited Milage

                       Maximum insurance cover

                       1 x Delivery fee

  • Guided tour of Soweto

  • Full day open vehicle safari - Kruger

Day 1:

Depart for South Africa on an overnight flight to arrive the next morning. If this is not convenient or you can get a better deal, if you book an earlier flight, then please let us know and we will plan accordingly.

Day 2:

Morning arrival in South Africa. Our representative / guide will be at the airport to meet you and hand over your travel documents (vouchers). From here we depart for a short township tour of Soweto for a glimpse of neighbourhood life and to reflect on the apartheid history of South Africa. This vibrant city is home to a host of interesting attractions such as the Twin Towers and Freedom Square, as well as Vilakazi Street which is the only street in the world where two Nobel Peace Prize recipients resided namely Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the great Nelson Mandela. Included in this tour is a visit to the Nelson Mandela “Matchbox” House Museum and then the Apartheid Museum. You might like to get a bite to eat at the Truth Café found at the museum complex. Afternoon check-in at a charming lodge found on the East Rand. Dinner will be served at the lodge.

Accommodation:  Kempton Park - Johannesburg

Meals:  Dinner

Included Activity:

  • Guided tour of Soweto

Day 3:

Your hired vehicle will be delivered to the lodge. After breakfast and the collection of your vehicle you travel east to the province of Mpumalanga meaning the “pulling of the sun” or “the land where the sun rises”, also known as “Paradise Country”. You can drive along the “Panorama Route” of the Transvaal Drakensberg Mountains with its breathtaking vistas. Here you can view the imposing Three Rondavels and admire the stunning scenery of the Blyde River Canyon which is one of the deepest in the world. You can also pay a visit to the spectacular Bourke’s Luck Potholes and God’s Window. Lunch can be had en-route and dinner will be served at the lodge’s restaurant. Overnight in the beautiful Sabie River Valley.

Accommodation:  Hazyview

Meals:  Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4:

After early morning traditional coffee & rusks, your guide will pick you up at your lodge. Depart for the world-renowned Kruger National Park and a trilling full day open vehicle safari in search of the “Big 5” animals, as well as a host of other animals and wonderful creatures. Kruger is a national treasure which is known to be the most biodiverse park on earth with 140 mammals, 119 reptiles, 55 amphibians, last recorded 506 bird species and about 1980 plant species. Lunch can be had in the park. This evening is at leisure. Dinner can be enjoyed at your lodge’s restaurant or at one of several good restaurants found near your lodge in the village of Hazyview.

Accommodation:  Hazyview

Meals:  Breakfast (Packs)

Included Activity:

  • Full day open vehicle safari in the Kruger National Park

Day 5:

Drive to the Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre, which is dedicated to the conservation of endangered species and the rehabilitation of injured & orphaned wildlife. Lunch en-route before visiting the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (Kapama Cheetah Breeding & Research Centre). Overnight and dinner at the Shiduli Private Game Lodge. The lodge is situated on the Karongwe Game Reserve roamed by the "Big Five" - lion, leopard, elephant, rhino & buffalo. Set against the backdrop of the grandiose Drakensberg Mountain Range, Shiduli personifies refinement, comfort and warm hospitality. A true “home away from home” experience makes this the perfect bush getaway.

Accommodation:  Karongwe Game Reserve

Meals:  Breakfast & Dinner

Day 6 & 7:

After an early morning open vehicle game drive in Karongwe and breakfast, you return to Kruger. Travel to the remote central and far northern reaches of the park, to places known as Thulamela, which was the former seat of wicked King Ingwe and the beautiful Queen Losha, as well as Crook’s Corner on the border between South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Spend the next two days off the beaten track travelling through a region teeming with zebra, wildebeest & giraffe which are the main prey for lions! After dinner each night you could sit around your campfire under an African sky with stars so bright one feels you could reach out and touch them. Listen for any nocturnal visitors, as well the sounds and calls of the wild emanating from the African bush. We recommend you book on your arrival at the camp an open vehicle sunset safari for the following day. Meals can be enjoyed at the camp restaurant or you could cook your own meals at your self-catering chalet. Overnight in Kruger, undeniably Africa’s finest wildlife reserve.

Accommodation:  Lodge - Kruger National Park

Meals:  Breakfast (Day 6)

Recommended Optional Activity:

  • Day 7 - Afternoon open vehicle sunset safari with a park ranger

Day 8:

After breakfast, you depart Kruger via Pafuri Gate. Travel through Venda, which is known to be “The land of Legends”. The Venda’s are the smallest ethnic group in South Africa. They have staunch traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation which has transpired into an extremely interesting culture. Stop in the town of Mussina for supplies and lunch, before driving to Mapungubwe National Park found at the confluence of the Shashe River and the great grey-green greasy Limpopo River, which is also the border between South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana. We recommend you book on your arrival at the camp the guided archaeological walking tour for the following morning. Meals can be enjoyed at the camp restaurant or you could cook your own meals at your self-catering chalet. Overnight in Mapungubwe.

Accommodation:  Lodge - Mapungubwe National Park

Meals:  None

Day 9 & 10:

After breakfast you could join a park ranger for a guided tour on foot to one of South Africa’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, namely Mapungubwe meaning the “Hill of the Jackal”, an archaeological site were archaeologists excavated the famous Golden Rhino and other evidence of a wealthy ancient African Kingdom that was established between 1200 & 1290 AD. This mountain fortress was home to a powerful tribe that flourished on trading with Eastern cultures in gold, ivory, salt and slaves. After the tour, you depart for Pont Drift, the border post between South Africa and Botswana. Vehicle parking is available at the border post. A representative from Tuli will meet you at the border and then transfer you to a tented lodge located on a 10 000 hectares (24 000 acre) private and exclusive concession found within the vast Northern Tuli Game Reserve. The reserve offers a wonderful natural authentic wilderness experience, reminiscent of a century old African safari, fortunately with modern comforts. It is also a birders paradise, as hundreds of species can be found within the Tuli Block. A variety of game such as elephant, leopard, African wild cat, hyena, bush pig, warthog and bushbuck can even be seen drinking at the waterhole near the camp.

Accommodation:  Tuli Game Reserve

Meals:  Breakfast (Day 10), Lunch & Dinner

Recommended Optional Activity:

  • Guided archaeological walking tour

Included Daily Activities:

  • Early morning & afternoon (sunset) open vehicle safaris

  • Bush walks

Day 11:

Your camp ranger will drop you off at the border after your early morning open vehicle game drive and breakfast. Collect your vehicle on your re-entry to South Africa and drive to the small bushveld town of Bela Bela where you have the rest of the day and the next morning to enjoy the Warmbaths Forever Resort with its hot mineral pools, water sports, as well as its hydro and spa facilities. This is a great place to have some time to relax after your African safari and even reminisce on all that you have seen and done on this tour. Maybe even start planning for your next African adventure. It is said that once Africa is in your blood you will return time and time again.

Accommodation:  Bela Bela

Meals:  Breakfast

Day 12:

Depart for Johannesburg the commercial hub of South Africa. Drop-off your hired vehicle at the rental agency at the O R Tambo International Airport, before catching your flight to Cape Town, South Africa’s oldest city nicknamed “The Mother City”. Collect your hired vehicle on arrival at the rental agency at the airport. Drive to your hotel located in the city. Beautiful Cape Town is one of the great thriving port cities of the world. It is nestled between the stunning Table Bay and the majestic Table Mountain. Your evening meals over the next couple of days can be enjoyed at various excellent restaurants found in town or on the vibrant V & A Waterfront. The rest of this evening is at leisure.

Accommodation:  Cape Town

Meals:  Breakfast

Day 13:

Today you can take a drive around the scenic "Cape Peninsula". Drive along the Atlantic seaboard, a coastline scattered with rocky outcrops, soaring mountain peaks and pristine white beaches washed by clear turquoise blue waters. After your stop at the fishing village of Hout Bay, one of Cape Town's best kept secrets, you continue along the magnificent Chapman’s Peak Pass to the legendary Cape of Good Hope, which is the most southwesterly point on the African continent. The Cape of Good Hope nature reserve is known for its indigenous fynbos vegetation of the Cape Floral Kingdom, which is the smallest, but also the richest of the world’s six floral kingdoms. Although this reserve is famous for its flora, it is also home to the mischievous Cape chacma baboon, as well as a variety of rare animals such as the Cape mountain zebra, bontebok, eland, rhebuck and the caracal (African lynx). You can then visit Cape Point, a place of mythical beliefs, as it is here where you will find the confluence of the Indian and Atlantic oceans. From here you start making your way back towards Cape Town along the False Bay coastline. Lunch can be had en-route. After lunch you can visit Boulders Beach penguin colony to see the endangered African penguins. On your return to the city you head for Table Mountain, where you can then (weather permitting) take the cableway to the top of this iconic mountain. The cable cars with their large glass windows rise slowly over the fabulous Mother City and Table Bay, allowing for some of the most magnificent views you will ever see anywhere in the world. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Cape Town.

Accommodation:  Cape Town

Meals:  Breakfast

Recommended Optional Activity:

  • Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

Day 14 & 15:

Cape Town has so much to offer visitors and this is why we recommend a couple of days at leisure to do your own thing! Relax, shop or explore the city and surrounding areas.

A great way to do so is to join a tour on the “hop-on hop-off bus”. One of the routes will take you out to the acclaimed Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, with its grand setting against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain or you could take the route through the city that passes South Africa’s oldest building, the Castle of Good Hope, built in 1666 and City Hall, a splendid baroque building with its balcony overlooking the Grand Parade. It was here where the great Nelson Mandela made his first public speech as a free man on his release from prison on 11 February 1990. On this tour you could also hop-off at the Moorish Bo-Kaap (Malay Quarter) or the beautiful Dutch East Indian Company Garden to see the gardens, Parliament Buildings and Tuinhuis (Garden House). Visit St. George's Cathedral, the Anglican Diocese of Nobel Peace Laureate, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, as well as the National Art Gallery, National Museum and Planetarium.


Visit the posh seaside suburb of Camps Bay, with its popular beach. Beach Road is lined with cafés, bars and restaurants. This is a great place to spend an afternoon and to get a bite to eat while watching the sun set over the South Atlantic.


You may also use your free time to visit Robben Island an island found about 11 km (7 miles) off the coast of Cape Town in Table Bay. The notorious prison, located on the island, is where Nelson Mandela and other South African political prisoners were incarcerated.


For the energetic, you could take a hike up Table Mountain. For the brave, you could go shark cage diving.

Evening at leisure. Overnight in Cape Town.

Accommodation:  Cape Town

Meals:  Breakfast

Day 16:

Today you can tour the beautiful wine lands countryside of the southwestern Cape where you will find towering, rugged mountains, rolling valleys lined with manicured vineyards and elegant 350 year old wineries built in the unique Cape Dutch style architecture. Wine tastings can be enjoyed at various wine estates found along the Cape’s world-renowned Stellenbosch Wine Route. You can also spend some time in the picturesque and historical towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Cape Town.

Accommodation:  Cape Town

Meals:  Breakfast

Day 17:

Morning at leisure. There will be time for last minute shopping and lunch at the V & A Waterfront. To end the tour on a high, weather permitting you could take an optional helicopter flight over the "Cape Peninsula" before you depart to Cape Town International Airport for you to catch your flight home. Drop-off your hired vehicle at the rental agency at the airport.

Accommodation:  None

Meals:  Breakfast

Recommended Optional Activity:

  • Helicopter flight over Table Bay, Cape Peninsula and Cape Town