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Adventure Tours

Explore Cape Town & Kruger National Park

From €2549pp tour-only
Depart From
Cork or Dublin
Departure Date
Regular departures throughout the year
Duration
10 Days
Destination
South Africa
Price
From €2549pp tour-only
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Experience a 10-day adventure in South Africa.

Discover why Cape Town is consistently named one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Then, fly on to Johannesburg, gateway to some of the world's most renowned wildlife reserves. Scan the horizon of Kruger National Park for the "big five" and spend time in the wild with a conservationist from the National Geographic Big Cats Initiative.

Experience Africa from the bottom up – while feeling as if you’re on top of the world.

TRAVEL STYLE: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC JOURNEYS

Greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam – all without sacrificing comfort.

SERVICE LEVEL: UPGRADED

Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.

PHYSICAL RATING: 2 - LIGHT

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

TRIP TYPE: SMALL GROUP

Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 14.

AGE REQUIREMENT: 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

DAY 1 CAPE TOWN

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Meet your Cape Town G Adventures representative at the hotel (at approx. 18:00) - please have a look at the information board in the hotel. Your rep will go through your tour details, help you with booking optional activities, and be your contact person for the next few days.

  • Optional Activity: Table Mountain Hike (50-1400ZAR per person)

Hike up one of the world's most recognizable mountains, Table Mountain. Rise early to meet your guide for a transfer to the start of the hike. Wind your way up the mountain, stopping regularly to take in the surrounding views of the city, Atlantic coast, and Table Bay. Take note of the changing vegetation on the mountain - a highlight of this trek. Once reaching the summit there are stunning panoramic views. Make your way down to the base of the mountain via the cable way.

DAY 2 CAPE TOWN

Visit Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden with an expert guide on a tour exclusively designed for our groups — the garden has been named one of the top gardens in the world by National Geographic Traveler magazine. Continue on to explore vibrant Cape Town and Cape Point, with a visit to the penguins at Boulders Beach.

  • Exclusive Inclusions: Your Journeys Highlight Moment Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens Guided Tour

Stop and smell the flowers on a tour specially designed for National Geographic travellers. Visit Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, led by an expert who will talk about the history of the gardens, its exhibits and a behind the scenes look at the mother beds. The garden is administered by the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) who have received funding from National Geographic and the site has been named one of the Top 10 gardens in the world by National Geographic Traveler.

  • Guided Cape Town Orientation Tour and Excursion to Cape Point (7 hr)

Enjoy a guided orientation tour of vibrant Cape Town. Continue on to Cape Point to enjoy a stunning vista and visit the penguins at Boulders Beach.

Meals included:  Breakfast

DAY 3 CAPE TOWN

Enjoy a day of leisure and choose from a variety of optional activities including a visit to Table Mountain or a Stellenbosch wine tour.

There is something for everyone in Cape Town. Visit Table Mountain, walk the V&A Waterfront or embark on a wine tour in and around Stellenbosch. For the adventurous, opt to go skydiving, abseiling, or, if you're really brave, cage diving for a close encounter with a great white shark. Wander through the city centre, which has some of the oldest buildings and gardens in South Africa. Check out the Cultural Historical Museum, Planetarium, and many other museums and theatres.

  • Optional Activity: Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Town (175ZAR per person)

Stay dry while exploring the incredible diversity of marine life that dwells in and around the Indian and Atlantic Oceans.

Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 4 CAPE TOWN/ JOHANNESBURG

Fly to Johannesburg. Enjoy a traditional South Africa Braai (barbecue) for dinner with your local CEO and fellow travellers.

  • Exclusive Inclusions: Your Foodie Moment Traditional South Africa Braai (Barbecue)

Enjoy a spread of grilled meats, vegetables and homemade salads, and talk with your friendly hosts about life in South Africa.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Please note: Due to fluctuating flight times with the local carrier, there may either be some additional free time in Cape Town in the morning, or the opportunity to do a brief tour of Soweto when you arrive in Johannesburg. Your CEO will give you your flight times and full breakdown of what is possible, at your arrival meeting.

DAY 5 JOHANNESBURG/ KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Enjoy a full day scenic drive along the famed Panorama Route with stops at Blyde River Canyon, Bourke's Luck Potholes, and God's Window. Continue to our tented camp located near the Kruger National Park and this evening enjoy a delicious South African dinner in the boma.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Please note: Today is a very long driving day; however, we will make many stops along the way at sites along the Panorama Route.

DAY 6 KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Enjoy a morning wildlife safari drive through Kruger National Park in an open vehicle. Take in views of the abundant wildlife including elephants, lions, and giraffe. In the afternoon, opt to extend your safari drive or head back to the lodge where you can take a short nature walk or relax on the deck with views of the surrounding area.

At over 19,000 sq km (7,500 sq mi), South Africa’s Kruger National Park is one of the largest and most impressive animal reserves in the world. With 147 species, Kruger has more species of large mammals than any other park on the continent.

  • Kruger National Park Open Vehicle Wildlife Safari Drive - Half day

Hop in a 4x4 safari vehicle and get yourself one step closer to the surrounding nature. Be ready to spot elephants, giraffes, hippos, lions, zebras, and many other species in this impressive South African NP.

  • Optional Activity: Muluwa Nature Walk (100ZAR per person)

Head out on a guided walk to explore the extensive estate of the Muluwa Lodge. Enjoy the diverse scenery of the Lowveld, and keep an eye out for the 'plains' wildlife that graze close to the lodge.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

DAY 7 KRUGER NATIONAL PARK/ KARONGWE PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

Continue on to a private nature reserve in the Greater Kruger area. This afternoon, meet with a researcher from the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Cheetah Metapopulation Project who will share information about their efforts to protect cheetahs and other carnivores. This National Geographic-sponsored project is part of the Big Cats Initiative. After, the researcher will join us on our evening wildlife safari drive.

For the next two days, enjoy ranger-led morning and evening wildlife safari drives in an open safari vehicle in Karongwe Nature Reserve. Search for buffaloes, elephants, leopards, lions, and rhinos – Africa's famed Big Five. With over 9,000 hectares (22,240 acres) of supreme African bushveld, Karongwe Private Game Reserve is home to many creatures, and our safari drives provide several opportunities for wildlife viewing.

We use various accommodations within the reserve (the location is based on availability). During your time here, you will either stay in lodge rooms or very comfortable permanent tents (both of equal quality and with similar amenities).

  • Exclusive Inclusions:  Your Journeys Highlight Moment Carnivore Conservation Experience

Meet with a researcher from the Endangered Wildlife Trust's Cheetah Metapopulation Project, a project managed by National Geographic grantee Vincent van der Merwe. A member of Vincent's team will give a talk about cheetahs in South Africa and the important research CMP is doing. We will also discuss conservation within parks and reserves in South Africa and National Geographic's Big Cats Initiative. You will then be accompanied by the researcher on a wildlife safari drive to give you more insight into cheetahs and other carnivores.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Please note: Wildlife safari drives are conducted with qualified wildlife rangers and Shangaan trackers who will share their vast experience of the African bush.

On some occasions, if space is unavailable, we may need to change accommodations or even use a different private reserve. In such a case, be assured we will choose other lodges or comfort camps (of equal quality) within the Greater Kruger area.

DAY 8 KARONGWE PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

Enjoy early morning and afternoon safari drives with our local guides, searching for buffaloes, elephants, leopards, lions, and rhinos – Africa's famed Big Five. In our down time, relax at the camp, take a walk around the grounds, or enjoy a cool drink on the deck.

Wake up before the sun (around 5am) and sip your morning coffee before heading out on a morning wildlife safari drive. Return to the lodge for brunch and some leisure time. Converse on the deck, walk the grounds and gardens, and enjoy high tea. Following tea, it's time for a late afternoon safari drive. After spotting tons of wildlife, it’s time to return to camp and freshen up before dinner.

  • Included activity:  Karongwe Private Reserve Open Vehicle Wildlife Safari Drive

Jump into a safari 4x4 and keep your eyes open for fantastic wildlife encounters. Wildlife safari drives are conducted with qualified wildlife rangers and Shangaan trackers; both will share their vast experience of the African bush.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

DAY 9 KARONGWE PRIVATE GAME RESERVE/ JOHANNESBURG

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

  • Included activity:  Karongwe Private Reserve Open Vehicle Wildlife Safari Drive

Jump into a safari 4x4 and keep your eyes open for fantastic wildlife encounters. Wildlife safari drives are conducted with qualified wildlife rangers and Shangaan trackers; both will share their vast experience of the African bush.

Meals included:  Breakfast | Dinner

DAY 10 JOHANNESBURG

Depart at any time. Not ready to leave? We can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

Meals included: Breakfast

Price is per adult sharing and includes:

  • Accommodation: Hotel (3 nights), guest house (2 nights), comfortable safari camps (4 nights)
  • Meals: 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 6 dinners 
  • Allow USD195-255 for meals not included
  • Tranportation: Air-conditioned touring vehicle, plane, open safari vehicle, walking
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Arrival transfer
  • Staff & Experts:Chief Experience Officer (CEO) & driver for Kruger portion, local CEO in Cape Town, local guides/rangers
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens Guided Tour, Cape Town
  • Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Carnivore Conservation Experience, Karongwe Private Game Reserve
  • Your Foodie Moment: Traditional South Africa Braai (Barbecue), Johannesburg
  • Orientation tour of Cape Town and Cape Point including Boulders Beach
  • Traditional South African braai (BBQ)
  • Panorama Route scenic drive
  • Kruger National Park wildlife safari drive in open vehicle
  • Private nature reserve wildlife safari drives in open vehicles

Please ask us about adding great value:

  • Flights- we will quote the best fare based your desired departure airport and travel dates
  • Travel insurance
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