– Blyde River Canyon
– Bourkes Luck Potholes
– Balule Private Game Reserve
– Kruger National Park
– Royal Hlane National Park
– Hluhluwe iMfolozi NP
– iSimangolisa Wetland Park
– Drakensberg Mountain Range
– Flight to Port Elizabeth
– Addo Elephant NP
– Tsitsikama National Park
– Garden Route
– Cape Town
– Table Mountain
– Cape of Good Hope
– Boulders Beach Penguins
– Cape Winelands
18 Day: Johannesburg – Cape Town
Includes Durban – Port Elizabeth Flight
Lodge / Hotel: 14 nights
Camping: 5 nights
Breakfast:18 Lunch:11 Dinner:12
Minimum Guests: 6
Maximum Guests: 13
Private Game Reserve:
Kruger National Park:
Hlane National Park – Swaziland
Discover the beautiful Panorama route – visit attractions such as Bourkes Luck potholes and Blyde River Canyon.
Spend 2 nights in an exclusive lodge in Balule Private Game reserve, including 2 game drives and a nature walk.
Spend 2 days exploring the world famous Kruger National Park on non-stop Safari’s
Enjoy the impressive Elephant, Rhino and Lion populations in one of Swaziland’s most prestigious notional Park.
Hluhluwe iMfolozi NP
St.Lucia Boat Cruise:
Multiple Game Drives:
Addo Elephant National Park
Safari in the beautiful Hluhluwe iMfolozi National park, boasting the highest Rhino population in Africa.
Enjoy the sunset from a boat cruise in St. Lucia, with South Africa’s largest Hippo population.
Discover the amazing wildlife of South Africa during 8 game drive’s!
Enjoy a game drive in the phenomenal Addo Elephant National park, where elephants rule!
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
2 nights in a Private lodge exploring the heart of Southern Africa’s highest mountain range.
Spend 3 days cruising through the famous Garden Route, visiting Tsitsikama and Knysna.
Get to know the amusing characters of the African penguin, one of 3 colonies in the world.
From Table Mountain to Cape of Good Hope and the Winelands…discover why Cape Town is one of the worlds most beautiful cities.
Full Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Jo'burg - Balule Game Reserve
Day 1 kicks off to an early start as we leave the big city behind and head for the bush! We will travel northeast into the Lowveld and to the Balule – a private game reserve situated in the Greater Kruger National Park. We will arrive at our rustic bush lodge around mid-afternoon with some time to relax before enjoying our evening game drive under the African sunset.
Private Game reserve
Private Bush Lodge
Evening game drive
Day 2: Balule Private Game Reserve
This morning we will enjoy a light breakfast at sunrise and prepare for a lengthy morning bush walk. Bush walks give you the chance to learn about the smaller marvels of the African bush as you are guided through the wilderness. We will spend time tracking animals, learning about their spoor, concentrating on vegetation and their traditional uses, as well as learning about some of the bird and bug life. It is an amazing experience to view the bush from a different perspective.
After enjoying a midday siesta, we will set off on our evening game drive! . We will spend time bouncing around the gravel tracks of the reserve in search of ithe famous Big 5 before returning to our rustic bush lodge for dinner.
Morning bush walk
Evening Game drive
Day 3: Balule - via panorama route - Kruger National Park
After 2 memorable days in the Private game reserve, its time for some more Safari as we head to the famous Kruger National Park!
Kruger is one of the world’s greatest wildlife-watching destinations. All of Africa’s iconic safari species – elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, rhino, buffalo, giraffe, hippo and zebra – share the bushveld with hundreds of other species.
Here is where we will spend the following 2 nights of tour. En route, we will will take the breathtakingly beautiful panorama route, stopping at the Blyde River canyon and Bourkes luck potholes for some of the best views in the highveld, shaped into the Drakensberg escarpment, before meandering down the Sabi pass to reach the Kruger Parks entry gate.
Our first stop will be Pretoriaskop rest camp where we will spend our first night in the park.
Accommodated – Pretoriaskop Rest Camp
Blyde river canyon
Bourkes Luck Potholes
Kruger National Park
Day 4: Kruger National Park (Pretoriaskop - Berg-en-dal)
We will spend our 4th day of tour exploring the southern part of the Kruger Park on a full day game drive! Rising with the sun, we climb back into our vehicle and head south through the park. Our destination tonight is Berg-en-dal rest camp in the south of the park. We will arrive at camp with plenty of time to set up tents for our first night of camping, before enjoying an evening game drive.
Camping – Berg-en-dal rest camp
Milage: 80km (through the park)
Full day Game Drive
Upgrade to room – US$40 (subject to availability)
Day 5: Kruger National Park - Mbabane (Swaziland)
Leaving the park in the early morning, we will head for the border into the Kingdom of Swaziland. Here, we spend our first night outside the capital city of Mbabane, surrounded by picturesque, green mountains towering over the countryside. We will arrive around lunchtime and enjoy an afternoon hike to some of the magnificent viewpoints over one of the worlds last remaining Kingdoms.
Day 6: Mbabane - Royal Hlane National Park
A nice short drive across the country as we head to the wild Royal Hlane National park. Royal Hlane National Park belongs in the elite of Swaziland’s wildlife parks, and it’s easy to see why. Here, you are able to see all of Safari’s big A-listers, with the exception of Buffalo. This evening, we will embark yet another Game drive and on return to camp, enjoy a traditional dance performance, to get a bit of insight into the strong Swazi culture.
We will spend our night camping, falling asleep to the sounds of the large lion population roaring into the night.
camping: Royal Hlane Rest Camp
Traditional Dance performance
Royal Hlane National park
Upgrade to room – US$40 (subject to availability)
Day 7 and 8: Royal Hlane – iSimangolisa Wetland Park (St. Lucia) and iSimangolisa Wetland Park
After 2 great days in one of Southern Africas culural heartlands, we head for the South African border. Once we have crossed back into SA, we head south down the East coast toards to the magnificent World Heritage Site, iSimangolisa wetland park (formerly St.Lucia). This is where we will spend the following 2 days enjoying river cruises on the Umfolozi river, boasting one of South Africas largest hippo populations, ang game drives through the beautiful green rolling hills of iMfolozi National Park.
Camping – Sugarloaf Campsite
iSimangolisa Wetland Park
St. Lucia Boat cruise
iMfolozi national Park & game drive
Day 9 and 10: St. Lucia – Drakensberg and Drakensberg
Leaving the coast behind us, we head inland to Southern Africa’s highest mountain range, the Drakensberg. After a relatively long drive, we will arrive at the magnificent Greenfire Drakensberg lodge in the heart of the mountain range. Our beautiful, cozy wooden cabins are built in a private nature reserve, hosting numerous indigenous animals, such as Eland, bushbuck and even mountain Leopards at close to 2000m above sea level. We will spend our time here embarking on beautiful hikes into the mountain range, passing ancient bushman paintings along the way and relaxing at the lodge with incredible views of the Drakensberg.
Accommodated – Greenfire Drakensberg Lodge
Guided Mountain Hike
Day 11: Drakensberg – Dolphin Coast:
With an early start, we say goodbye to the mountains and we head back to the coast where we will spend the next night in the Dolphin Coast, just North of Durban. We will arrive in time for lunch at one of the great sea-side restaurants before reaching our accommodation for the night, right on the shores edge.
This afternoon can be spent relaxing, walking down the beach or swimming in the tidal pool.
Accommodated: Greenfire Dolphin Coast Lodge
Beach front accommodation
Stand up Paddle board
Day 12: Durban – fly to Port Elizabeth - Addo Elephant Park
This morning we will take to the skies as we fly over south Africa’s East coast to the start of the Garden route in Port Elizabeth. Upon arrival, we climb back into our overland vehicle and take the short drive across to Addo Elephant National Park.
Absolutely teeming with elephants and plenty of other game, here is where we will enjoy our final game drive of the tour and spend the night in the Park.
Camping: Addo Elephant Rest Camp (or similar)
Addo Elephant National Park
Evening Game Drive
Day 13: Addo Elephant National Park – Tsitsikama
Today will take us into the heart of the Garden Route National Park – Tsitsikama. Here, we will spend the night at the majestic Misty Mointains reserve lodge, situated at the start of the famous Dolphin trail, a 4 day hike showcasing some of the best of what this rocky coastline has to offer.
Arriving at lunchtime, we will have have a chance to enjoy the magical views of the garden route’s coastline and take a leisurely stroll along the first few kilometers of the Dolphin trail.
Accommodated – Tsistikama Lodge
Milage – 210km
Morning Game Drive
Garden Route National Park
Day 14 and 15: Tsitsikama – Knysna and Knysna
Today, we will have a relaxing day enjoying the Garden Route. We will enjoy a short walk along the rugged coast and over the suspension bridge spanning the width of the Storms River as well as a 4km coastal hike down a portion of the famous ‘Otter Trail’ to a stunning waterfall.
Traveling further, those with lunatic tendencies have the opportunity to try the world’s highest bungee jump at 216 metres! We will then continue further down the coast, where we reach our destination for the following 2 nights in Knysna. Our full day here will be spent at leisure, exploring this quaint town and its many attractions. There are also numerous optional activities to do, from ocean safari’s to kayaking or township tour.
Accommodated: Knysna Guest House (or similar)
Garden Route national park
Otter Trail Hike
Day 16, 17 and 18: Knysna – Cape Town and Cape Town
After an early start, we leave Knysna and continue our journey through the Garden Route, before heading onto the “Whale Route” through Hermanus, where we will stop for lunch.
We will arrive in the “Mother City” – Cape Town – in the late afternoon, at our conveniently located lodge, just outside the city centre. Cape Town is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in the world and we will spend two full days visiting some of its many attractions. From Hout Bay to Cape Point, Boulders Beach penguins, the V&A Waterfront, the Wine Route, and many other attractions. We will also hike up the famous Table Mountain.
Unfortunately, this will bring us to the end of what has been an unforgettable adventure of South-East Africa’s wildlife and coastlines. Our tour will end in the early evening of day 19.
B (other meals at own expense)
Accommodated: Greenfire Cape Town Lodge (or similar)
Milage: 510km(Knysna – Cape Town)
Table Mountain Cable Car and Hike
Cape of Good Hope
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Cape Town Waterfront