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Kruger National Park, South Africa + Cape Town: Self Drive Holiday + Garden Route

Kruger Park + Cape Town + Garden Route (self drive)
SCK14M
14 NIGHTS
FROM £1,590
Per person sharing
International flights + car hire quoted separately
Kruger National Park South Africa Cape Town Self Drive Holiday Garden Route

This classic self-drive holiday combines a luxury Big Five safari in the world famous Kruger National Park in South Africa, with the beautiful city of Cape Town and the scenic Garden Route, travelling via the Stellenbosch Winelands and Little Karoo to the beaches of Plettenberg Bay. See elephants, lions and plains game, as well as penguins & whales in season.

Kruger National Park South Africa Cape Town Self Drive Holiday Garden Route
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Blyde River Canyon
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Big Five Game Drives
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Cape Town
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Table Mountain
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Cape Point, Penguins & Whales
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Stellenbosch Winelands
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Self Drive Holiday, Garden Route
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Oudtshoorn & Knysna
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Plettenberg Bay
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Kruger National Park, South Africa
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Blyde River Canyon
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Big Five Game Drives
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Cape Town
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Table Mountain
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Cape Point, Penguins & Whales
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Stellenbosch Winelands
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Self Drive Holiday, Garden Route
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Oudtshoorn & Knysna
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Plettenberg Bay
Day 1
Arrive at Mpumalanga Airport, collect your hire car and drive to your lodge situated near the entrance to the world famous Kruger National Park.
 
Check in, settle in and relax in the atmosphere that only the African bushveld can provide!
Days 2 To 3
Today is devoted to self drive game viewing in the Kruger National Park (pay entrance fee locally). We recommend setting off early each morning as the camp gates open (04h30 to 06h00 depending on the season), to take advantage of the best game viewing conditions of the day.
 
Explore the famous Kruger National Park, which offer magnificent game viewing opportunities and the highest concentration of lion in the whole of Africa. Hope to see several of the Big Five - Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard and Rhino - as well as many other species.
 
With nearly 150 different species of mammals and over 100 species of reptiles in the Kruger National Park, you can hope to see cheetah, giraffe, hippo, kudu, crocodiles, sable antelope, waterbuck, warthogs, baboons, wild dogs and many other interesting animals. With over 500 different bird species including eagles, kingfishers, vultures and storks, outstanding bird watching is also guaranteed.
  
Return to your lodge in the late afternoon and after a beautiful African sunset, enjoy the balmy evening and pristine stars of the Milky Way as you have never seen them before – as well as the spectacular Southern Cross.
 
Note: Vehicles are not allowed to drive off-road in any national park in South Africa. Optional open top game drives can also be booked through your lodge.
Day 4
Today we recommend exploring the splendours of the Drakensberg Panorama Route including the green Blyde River Canyon, the third largest in the world.
 
Enjoy wonderful views from Pinnacle Rock, Wonder View and the Three Rondavels lookout, with the option to take the Graskop Gorge lift (which involves a fairly strenuous walk with plenty of steps & crossing a suspension bridge). You can also visit the Lisbon Falls and the unusual Bourkes Luck Pot Holes - cylindrical holes formed from the swirling waters of the Blyde and Treur Rivers.
 
In the early afternoon we recommend a visit the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, where you will have the unique opportunity of viewing wild lion, leopard, cheetah, eagles and vultures at close quarters. Animals found injured, poisoned or orphaned are given a second chance and released back into the wild (check tour times in advance).
 
Alternatively you can visit the Endangered Species Centre in Hoedspruit, famous for its work in breeding cheetah, wild dogs and other threatened species (pay all entrance fees locally).
 
Note: Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is closed on Sundays.
Day 5
Drive to Mpumalanga Airport for your onward flight.

Arrive Cape Town Airport, collect your hire car and drive to your hotel in this beautiful city, within sight of Table Mountain.
 
Check in and relax in your magnificent surroundings.
Day 6
Today is free to explore the "Mother City" of Cape Town.
 
To orientate yourself, you can purchase a pass onboard the convenient Red Route Hop-Off Bus, which stops at all Cape Town’s key sights and attractions, including the Table Mountain cable car (discounted tickets are sold on the bus). Here you can ascend and enjoy one of the world's most famous views.
 
Note: Don't let the colour of the bus confuse you. All buses are red, but they run two different routes - the Red City Route and the Blue Kirstenbosch Route.
Day 7
Today we recommend spending the day exploring the beautiful Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve peninsula.
 
Start with an optional short boat trip from Hout Bay to view Cape Fur seals at Seal Island and continue via Chapman’s Peak Drive to spectacular Cape Point where you may see baboons, ostrich and perhaps even dolphins or whales in season (July/November).
 
On the return journey we recommend driving through naval Simons Town and visit the resident penguin colony at Boulders Beach. You can also make a short stop at the world famous Kirstenbosch Gardens, before returning to your hotel in the late afternoon.
Day 8
At leisure to relax and explore more of the beautiful city of Cape Town.
 
Many optional activities are available in this beautiful city. You can explore the vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and visit Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned (advance booking essential in season).
 
You can also take the Hop Off bus (Blue Route) to visit world famous Kirstenbosch Gardens, enjoy a city tour or simply relax on golden Camps Bay Beach.
Day 9
Drive 45-minutes to the beautiful Stellenbosch Winelands.
 
Along the way we recommend stopping at the Cheetah Outreach project in Somerset West, a community-based programme seeking to raise awareness of the plight of the cheetah and campaign for its survival.
 
You can also stop at one or more wine estates along the famous Stellenbosch wine route. Check into your hotel in this famous wine producing area, relax under the giant oak trees and savour the fine food and wines of this region.
Day 10
Today we suggest an optional full day tour through the renowned Stellenbosch Winelands, including the scenic Franschhoek Valley where a handful of French Huguenot refugees started South Africa’s now famous wine industry.
 
Explore the historic university town of Stellenbosch and several wine estates on this famous wine route, which stretched from Paarl through to Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Enjoy a cellar tour and some wine tasting, before being dropped off at your hotel in the late afternoon.
Day 11
Leave Stellenbosch today and drive 5-hours along the scenic Route 62 through the dramatic Little Karoo to Oudtshoorn.
 
Along the way we suggest you stop at the historic town of Swellendam - the third oldest town in South Africa, with some wonderful examples of Cape Dutch architecture.
 
On arrival in Oudtshoorn we suggest visiting an Ostrich Farm to see these huge flightless birds in their natural surroundings (pay locally), before checking into your hotel in this regional ostrich-farming town.
Day 12
We suggest that today you visit the famous Cango Caves – a vast series of underground halls and caverns formed over 20 million years ago in the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains. The caves, which extend for over 3 miles, contain spectacular stalagmites and stalactites and offer relatively easy access.
 
Continue driving 2-hours through the spectacular Outeniqua Pass, and through Wilderness and Knysna on the beautiful Garden Route. Knysna is set around a beautiful lagoon, and here we recommend a detour to "The Heads" that guard the entrance to the lagoon.
 
Plettenberg Bay is South Africa’s playground for the rich and famous, with three spectacular beaches. Schools of dolphins are sometimes seen here in the warm Indian Ocean and whales may be seen in season (July to November).  Check into your hotel and relax in this beautiful holiday town.
Days 13 To 14
Today is free to explore the holiday town of Plettenberg Bay with its endless beaches.
 
Walkers can enjoy a scenic coastal hike around the Robberg Peninsula. Other activities include sailing, deep sea fishing, horse riding, mountain biking and golf.
 
Optional wildlife activities include a visit to the Elephant Sanctuary; Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary; Birds of Eden; Wild Cat Sanctuary; Raptor Park or Lawnwood snake sanctuary. You can also participate in an ocean safari to search for dolphins and whales in season (July to November).
Day 15
Drive 1.5-hours along the Garden Route to drop off your hire car at George Airport for your flight home.