Cape to Kruger Adventure: Cape Town to Johannesburg

16 days

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Southern Africa is one of the continent’s most fascinating destinations, and on this two-week trip, you’ll get the best of what this dynamic region has to offer. Going from Cape Town to Johannesburg, you’ll experience the mountains of Lesotho, coastal Zululand, and the hiking terrain of Tugela Gorge, capping it off with wildlife safari drives in Addo and Kruger national parks.


Is this tour for me?

Travel Style: Classic

All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.

Service Level: Standard

Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.

Physical Rating: 3 - Average

Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Trip Type: Small Group

Small group experience; Max 14, avg 12.

Age requirement: 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Dates Available: January 2019 - December 2020

Costs - $2,379 - $2,999 per person based on double occupancy (rate range based on month of travel)

What's Included

  • Park entrances to Addo Elephant NP & Kruger NP with wildlife safari drives in our vehicle

  • Entrances to Tsitsikamma NP, Royal Natal NP, and Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

  • Tugela Gorge hike

  • Traditional dinner and local dance

  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities


Simple hotels/guesthouses (11 nts), participation camping (4 nts).


7 breakfasts, 5 dinners
Allow USD305-400 for meals not included.


15-seat private vehicle, walking

Staff & experts

2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout as head guide/cook and driver.

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Day 1 - Cape Town

Arrive at any time.


Day 2 - Cape Town/Oudtshoorn

Travel into the Klein Karoo on the famous Route 62. Opt to enjoy a wine tasting along the way.

Meals included: Breakfast


Day 3 - Oudtshoorn/Stormsrivier

Before leaving Oudtshoorn, opt to explore the Cango Caves or visit an ostrich farm. Cross over the Outeniqua Mountains into the Garden Route. Stop at the Bloukrans Bridge for those brave enough to try the bungee jump, and arrive in the forest village of Stormsrivier for the night.


Day 4 - Tsitsikamma National Park

Enjoy free time in the morning to go hiking, bungee jumping, or whale watching. In the afternoon visit the Tsitsikamma National Park, with beautiful coastal trails to explore.

Meals included: Breakfast


Day 5 - Stormsrivier/Addo Elephant National Park

Enjoy a wildlife safari drive in our vehicle. Be on the watch for elephants and other wildlife.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner


Day 6 - Addo Elephant National Park/Graaff-Reinet

Travel into the vast semi-desert of the Great Karoo and overnight in the town of Graaff-Reinet, just outside the Camdeboo National Park. Opt to visit the Valley of Desolation for beautiful views over the surrounding area.

Meals included: Breakfast


Day 7 - Graaff-Reinet/Malealea

Cross the border into the highest independent state in the world.


Day 8 - Malealea

Enjoy free time for hiking or horseback riding along trails through this beautiful mountainous country.


Day 9 - Malealea/Drakensville

Return to South Africa and set up camp in the foothills of the mountain.

Meals included: Dinner


Day 10 - Drakensville

Set off on an included hike along Tugela Gorge in Royal Natal NP.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner


Day 11 - Drakensville/Saint Lucia

Travel to St Lucia on the coast of Zululand.

Meals included: Breakfast


Day 12 - Saint Lucia

Enjoy a free day to explore. Opt to take a wildlife safari drive in Hluluwe - iMfolozi Park or go horseback riding on the beach.


Day 13 - Saint Lucia/Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

Cross another border into Swaziland and stay in traditional beehive huts in Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary.


Day 14 - Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary/Kruger National Park

Continue on to Kruger NP for an afternoon wildlife safari drive in our vehicle.

Meals included: Dinner


Day 15 - Kruger National Park to Greater Kruger Area

Enjoy a full-day wildlife safari drive in the Kruger Park (in our vehicle). Experience a traditional dinner and local dancing in the evening.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner


Day 16 - Hazyview/Johannesburg

Transfer back to Johannesburg, South Africa's largest city. The tour ends upon arrival.