17 day cape town to johannesburg tour
If you can’t choose where to go in South Africa, this is the perfect tour to explore what South Africa has to offer. You will start in Cape Town and slowly make your way up to Johannesburg. On this journey you will be spoilt with beautiful sceneries and have the opportunity to undertake exciting activities such as surfing in Jeffrey’s Bay, hiking in The Drakensberg and spotting the big 5 on a game drive through Kruger National Park.
- Airport pick up
- Welcome BBQ
- Transport and guide
- 16 nights accommodation
- Entry fees and activites
Depending on which type of accommodation you choose the prices for this tour are as follows:
Dorm room: ZAR 7195
You will share a dormitory room which sleeps 4-10 people.
Private Room: ZAR 8395
You will have one of our private rooms all to yourself.
Sharing Private Room: ZAR 7995 p.p.
This option is ideal if you are travelling with your family or a small group of friends and prefer a bit more privacy.
* Also available in reverse
DEPARTURE DATES FROM CAPE TOWN
15-Jun 2018, 20-Jul 2018, 17-Aug 2018, 14-Sep 2018, 19-Oct 2018, 16-Nov 2018, 14-Dec 2018, 18-Jan 2019, 15-Feb 2019, 15-Mar 2019, 19-Apr 2019, 17-May 2019, 14-Jun 2019, 19-Jul 2019, 16-Aug 2019, 20-Sep 2019, 18-Oct 2019, 15-Nov 2019
DEPARTURE DATES FROM JOHANNESBURG
30-Jun 2018, 04-Aug 2018, 01-Sep 2018, 29-Sep 2018, 03-Nov 2018, 01-Dec 2018, 29-Dec 2018, 02-Feb 2019, 02-Mar 2019, 30-Mar 2019, 04-May 2019, 01-Jun 2019, 29-Jun 2019, 03-Aug 2019, 31-Aug 2019, 05-Oct 2019, 02-Nov 2019, 30-Nov 2019
You are met at the airport and taken to the 5-star SaltyCrax Backpackers in Table View. The hostel is within walking distance from Kite Beach, transport terminals, restaurants, bars and shops. Early arrivals can spend the day either on a tour through the Cape Town city centre (optional extra) or simply relaxing on beautiful white beaches with picturesque views of Table Mountain. In the evening you will be served a healthy dinner and you’ll have a chance to meet the others guests from around the world. After the good meal roll down to the local bars and pubs where you can spend the rest of the night at your leisure.
Cape Town to Oudsthoorn
Marvel at the scenery of Route 62, the world’s longest wine route, which changes from semi-desert to rugged mountainscapes. Sample wine, including top South African ports, along Route 62, the longest wine route in the world. Get beak to beak with the world’s biggest bird at one of the many ostrich farms in Oudtshoorn. Overnight at Oudtshoorn. Get the opportunity to indulge in an ostrich braai (bbq). (Optional)
Oudsthoorn to Sedgefield
Squeeze, twist and wriggle your way through the Cango Caves adventure route. Paddle through the stunning scenery of Wilderness National Park along the Touws River. Unwind on Myoli Beach; a place that oozes serenity and offers spectacular sunsets. Spend the night right by the beach and fall asleep to the sounds of the ocean
Sedgefield to Jeffrey’s Bay
Soak in the views of Knysna and its surrounds from atop the sandstone heads. Experience a rush like no other when you jump from the world’s highest bridge Bungeejump at Bloukrans (Optional). Hike through the luscious Tsitsikamma forest to its famous swing suspension bridges and secret beach. Spend another two nights by the ocean, this time in Jeffrey’s Bay.
Free day in Jeffrey’s Bay
Swim and relax at one of Jeffrey’s Bay many pristine beaches. Feed your sense of adventure and surf JBay’s world-famous ‘supertubes’ or opt to stay dry and sand board through the dunes instead (Optional). Shop your way through the big-brand surf factory stores of Jeffrey’s Bay – where bargains are plentiful.
Jeffrey’s Bay to Chintsa
Enjoy a 4-hour morning drive, in the tour van, through SA’s third largest National Park, Addo, which is home to 600+ elephants along with prolific bird and wildlife. Travel through the Wild Coast (formerly Ciskei), a place of both natural and cultural wonderment. Chintsa, a typical rural Xhosa village, welcomes us for the next two nights.
Free day in Chintsa
Relax at your accommodation, explore the local village, or enjoy the optional activities available. From yoga classes to horse riding on the beach to a Xhosa cultural experience – there are plenty of activities to keep you busy in Chintsa (Optional).
Chintsa to Coffee Bay
Pay a visit to Mvuzo – the birth-place of world icon and South African struggle leader, former president Nelson Mandela. The journey into the iconic worldleader continues with a visit to the Nelson Mandela Museum, situated in his home town and place of burial, Qunu. Travel further along South Africa’s east coast, through the former Transkei. Arrive in the ruggedly wild yet beautiful seaside village of Coffee Bay where you’ll stay for the next two nights.
Full day in Coffee Bay
Visit an incredible ocean rock formation known as the “hole in the wall” and spend time relaxing on the beach. Embark on an optional full-day hiking trip across the picturesque cliffs of Coffee Bay to reach the famous “hole in the wall”. Weather permitting (Optional).
Coffee Bay to The Drakensberg
Mountains A visit with a local Xhosa family gives you the chance to learn more about this local culture and its traditions. Discover more about the Father of our democratic nation, Nelson Mandela, with a visit to a museum in Mthatha. We leave the coast behind as we make our way into the imposing, yet majestic, The Drakensberg Mountains. For two nights we’ll call this mountainous wonderland home.
Full day in The Drakensberg Mountains
Opt to hike one of the many trails in The Drakensberg – ranging from easy to difficult. Get another stamp in your passport with a full-day optional tour to Lesotho. You’ll also travel through the stunning scenery of the Sani Pass (optional).
Drakensberg Mountains to Dundee
Morning tea with a local Zulu family will leave you with a deeper understanding of another of South Africa’s local cultures. Meander through the midlands to arrive at the cascades of the spectacular Howick Waterfall. Sample local brews with a beer-tasting at Nottingham brewery. Relax for the night in the quaint KwaZulu Natal town of Dundee.
Dundee to Nelspruit
Explore the history of the Great South African war at the Talana Battlefields museum and park. Stop at the Blood River monument which marks the site of one of the country’s greatest battlefields. We spend the night in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga – one of the gateway towns into the Kruger National Park.
Nelspruit to Kruger National Park
We spend the day in the tour van searching for the Big 5 and other animals in the Kruger National Park. Round off your day in nature with a 4×4 sunset game drive in Kruger. Spend the night in the wild beauty of the Greater Kruger
Kruger National Park to Hazyview
Wake-up for an early morning guided-hike inside Kruger National Park (optional). We once again travel through the Kruger, in the tour van, to spot those animals we may not have seen yet, and to get those picture-perfect safari photos. We spend the night just outside of the Kruger National Park, in the little town of Hazyview.
Hazyview to Johannesburg
Take in the truly astounding views of waterfalls, rock formations, and canyons of “Gods Window”. Discover the heritage and culture of this region’s local people with a tour of a Shangaan Cultural Village. We tour the historic town of Pilgrims-Rest, the home of South Africa’s gold rush and a National Monument. Travel through the panorama route to reach Johannesburg by evening.
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