21 Day Tour: Cape Town to Jahannesburg
Experience a Guided tour of Major historical and cultural experiences of interest in Soweto, search for the Big Five in the Kruger National Park, cruise the famed wetlands at St Lucia, hike in the Drakensburg, visit the Transkei, the birth and resting place of iconic Nelson Mandela, take a trip through the verdant Garden Route, drive down the scenic Swartberg Pass, be up close and personal with whales during the season, and visit wine lands and taste some entrancing South African wines, and end your tour with a flourish in the Mother City, all abuzz with culture and colour.
A Cape TownB HermanusC OudtshoornD KnysnaE Nature's ValleyF GrahamstownG wild coastH DrakensbergI St LuciaJ Kruger National parkK Johannesburg
The tour begins in Cape Town where your guide will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your accommodation. where we board a boat to Robben island, then undertake a city cycle tour and take a trip to see the pompous little penguins at Cape Point. The tour ends in colourful Cape Town.
Depending on whether it is the Whales season we overnight either in Franschhoek or Hermanus. If it is whale season we over night in Hermanus where the tour could include a boat trip if whale watching is possible; if not we overnight in Franschhoek in the wine region. Here we might taste and some truly radiant South African wines.
We will travel down the beautiful route 62 towards Oudtshoorn and into the Little Karoo, we find ourselves in ostrich country. Cycling down the Swartberg you will be assured of experiencing the feeling of the karoo. We will take you to visit the famous Cango caves. You will also stand on an ostrich egg!
We will stop in Knysna, a place which offers some popular options, from a night walk to The Heads, a chance to go for a river cruise, you may choose to simply spend some time in the town browsing. The stop is a favourite for many people.
We head down to Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River Village for a walk in the forest. This area is known as an adventure hot-spot, offering zip line tours over waterfalls, bungee jumps or hikes in the forest and is sure to keep you entertained.
Grahamstown is a historical point of reference with a youthful vibe. Grahamstown was the Frontier military outpost in the early nineteenth century when the Cape was a British Colony. The fastest growing city in the early 1800‘s, Grahamstown experienced a mass departure when diamonds were discovered, which halted progress, leaving Grahamstown very much as it was: a small town with a quaint, small-town feel, yet invested with the integrity of its busy past. The town is legendary for its historical interest and has a fascinating cultural vibe. We will do a walking tour of Grahamstown
Our next stop will be the birth and final resting place of our iconic former president. Here Nelson Mandela was born and went to school, tending stock in a place that has remained unspoiled and unchanged for many years. The former Transkei was a segregated area of the old Apartheid regime of South Africa. This has left the area as a beautiful, rural and richly cultural place of interest for visitors.
Up into the mountains and the magestic mountains
From the Drakensberg we head into Durban infused with its Indian culture and famous for its beaches and cuisine. Be introduced to a curry bunny before heading offto St Lucia
Making for St Lucia where we travel up on the boats to look for hippo and crocodile - whose natural habitat is this wetlands ecosystem then through Swaziland stopping at the markets before we head off to the Kruger National Park in search of The Big Five,, You will spend 2 nights in the Kruger National Park. Included is an early morning drive and a night drive with the park tour guide/rangers themselves.passing some of the most stunning panoramic views of the picturesque Blyde River Canyon on the way into Johannesburg.
While in johannesburg you will visit the Apartheid museum and do a 2 hour cycle ride in Soweto township. Get to feel the vibe and culture of South Africa's political and cultural history.
The guide then drops you at the airport.