Cape Town & Kruger Encompassed

10 days,Cape Town to Johannesburg

Visit a Planeterra-supported school in a local village, search out the Big Five on open vehicle game drives in a private nature reserve and inside Kruger National Park, sample some of South Africa's best local foods and treats

Savvy travellers know that a genuine African wildlife safari experience need not be all sweat and struggle. We built this trip for adventurers who want to get right out into the thick of things with a minimum of fuss and a maximum of comfort. Start in stunning Cape Town, a city you may never want to leave! Then tour South Africa’s famed greater Kruger area by day and dream of tomorrow’s encounters with the Big Five from the coziest accommodations. With trusty CEOs at the ready, you’re free to focus on the important stuff, like squeezing that rhino into your viewfinder.

What's Included

  • Arrival transfer
  • Orientation tour of Cape Town and Cape Point including Boulders Beach
  • Traditional Braai (BBQ) dinner
  • Panoramic Route scenic drive
  • Kruger National Park entrance fee with game drive in open vehicle
  • Visit a local village and Planeterra-supported school
  • Private Nature Reserve entrance fee with game drives in open safari vehicles
  • Farewell Afrikaans dinner
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners. (Allow USD200-300 for meals and drinks not included.)
  • Private van, flight, air-conditioned touring vehicle, open safari vehicle, walking.
  • G representative in Cape Town, Chief Experience Officer (CEO)/driver for Kruger portion, local guides/rangers.
  • Small group experience; Max 9, Avg 6.
  • Comfort hotel (4 nt), guest house (2 nts), lodges (1 nt), chalets (2 nts).


Day 1Cape Town

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2Cape Town(1B)

Explore vibrant Cape Town with a local guide, including a visit to the Castle of Good Hope. Continue on to Cape Point and visit the penguins at Boulders Beach.

Day 3Cape Town(1B)

Enjoy a full day at leisure and choose from a variety of optional activities.

Day 4Cape Town/Johannesburg(1B, 1D)

Fly to Johannesburg and transfer to the hotel. Meet your CEO and enjoy a traditional South African Braai (barbecue) welcome dinner in the evening.

Day 5Johannesburg/Graskop(1B)

Enjoy a scenic drive along the famed Panorama Route with stops at Blyde River Canyon, Bourke's Luck Potholes, and God's Window.

Day 6Graskop/Kruger National Park(1B, 1D)

After breakfast, continue to our lodge-camp, overlooking the beautiful Sabie River Valley and conveniently located outside the park gates. In the afternoon, embark on a game drive inside Kruger National Park in an open safari vehicle, taking in views of the abundant wildlife. In the evening, enjoy the stunning vistas from the lodge and a delicious South African dinner on the deck.

Day 7Kruger National Park/Karongwe Private Game Reserve(1B, 1D)

In the morning, visit a Planeterra-supported Children’s Day School and Shalati Village, located just outside Kruger National Park. Continue on to a private nature reserve in the Greater Kruger area, to enjoy open vehicle game drives while searching for Africa's famed Big Five.

Day 8Karongwe Private Game Reserve(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy an early morning game drive, followed by brunch and free time at the Lodge. In the afternoon, indulge in high tea before an evening game drive. In the evenings enjoy a sundowner (drink) while the sun sets over the magnificent Drakensberg Mountains.

Day 9Karongwe Private Game Reserve/Johannesburg(1B, 1D)

After one last safari game drive, head back to the city. In the evening, enjoy an Afrikaans dinner at our local guest house.

Day 10Johannesburg(1B)

Depart at any time.

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