Wonders of South Africa
15 days from Port Elizabeth to Kruger
Why we love this itinerary
We've combined the best of South Africa starting with the Garden Route and ending with a Kruger safari making sure there is no compromise in the quality of what you'll see - what's not to love?! This is a self-guided trip which means you can run it when you want to, with whoever you want to! We recommend July to October so that you have the chance to see the whales migrating along the way.
The Garden Route is a very special part of South Africa as you get to experience the magnificent whale migration, fabulous wine and food, and stunning scenery as well. This trip brings out your inner outdoorsy side and with organised day trips along the way as well as that much needed free time, so you are able to explore everything this part of the world has to offer.
We recommend staying in upmarket 4-5* well priced accommodation to really enhance your trip, and let the places you stay become part of the memorable moments, not just a place to rest your head.
- Explore the best of the Garden Route
- Spot whales during their migration in the Indian Ocean
- Stand on the southernmost tip of Africa
- Fall in love with the bustling Mother City of Cape Town with stunning scenery and sights, not to mention the great food and wine
- Experience a private big 5 safari in The Greater Kruger
Days 1-5 | Port Elizabeth, Addo & Plettenberg Bay
This trip begins with all things wildlife, with a fabulous whale, dolphin and penguin spotting boat trip in Port Elizabeth, and some self-drive game spotting in Addo National Park getting you up close and personal with Africa's finest right from the get go. After all this excitement, it's time to relax and go wine tasting by horse and carriage, before exploring the beautiful seaside town of Plettenberg Bay and the nearby sights.
Africa Beach B&B & Grand Africa Rooms
Days 5-9 | Knysna & Hermanus
Sail off into the sunset in the Kysna lagoon, sample some oysters and explore the nearby nature reserves of this must do Garden Route stop. Next, head to Cape Agulhas to stand on the Southernmost tip of Africa, before arriving in Hermanus, the whale capital of South Africa. You might be lucky enough to spot these grand creatures from the shore, but if not don't worry - you'll be going out to sea to discover just how many small pods you can find!
Turbine Hotel & Hermanus Boutique Hotel
Days 9-12 | Cape Town
Our last stop on the Garden Route part of this tour is the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the bustling and vibrant hub of Cape Town. During this time we will head up Table Mountain, fit in some more wine tasting in this stunning region, plus you will have free time to explore at your own pace and soak up the everything else this awesome city has to offer.
Coopmanhuijs Boutique Hotel & Victoria & Alfred Hotel
Days 12-15 | The Greater Kruger
Your final destination is just a couple of hours flight away where we embark on a 3 nights stay in a luxury private reserve in the Greater Kruger for an entirely awesome safari experience involving open vehicles, dirt roads, and a tracker/ranger duo. Excited much?
Sausage Tree Safari Camp or Senalala Safari Lodge
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*based on 2 people sharing, INCLUDES economy international flights*