Discover the National Park of South Africa on this journey visiting the lesser known National Parks as well as the most celebrated .This tour is a mix of culture, architecture and wildlife,what better way to experience the beauty and diversity of South African National Parks.
Today you will arrive in Cape Town where you will be staying for 1 night at a Fair trade in Tourism certified Bed & Breakfast. The mother city as its affectionately called has the magnificent Table mountain as its backdrop and is surrounded by National Parks which are of exceptional beauty.
Today you will be going to Bontebok National Park where you will be overnighting for 2 nights. The park is nestled on the Breede River with stunning views and beauty. The mighty Langeberg Mountains provide a picturesque backdrop for this Park of colorful riches. Bontebok were almost extinct ,so the National Park was founded to protect this antelope. Take yourself for a short or long walk around the park to spot the Bontebok, Grey Rhebuck, red Hartebees as well as other smaller mammals.
Today you will depart for Wilderness National Park for 1 night. A stunning park with a mix of water and land that stretches from the Touw River mouth to the Swartvlei estuary and beyond! The Touw River connects three lakes: Eilandvlei, Langvlei and Rondevlei, which host a variety of aquatic species and wildlife.
You follow the famous Garden Route to Addo National Park, where you will be staying for 2 nights. This grassy out land is home to the Elephants, Zebra, Kudus, Elands and of course Lions. You can do a game drive with your own vehicle or an open safari vehicle which is great for photographers.
- One Sunrise/Morning/Evening/Sundowner game drive
Just outside the town of Cradock, you will spend 1 night in the beautiful Mountain Zebra National Park. A rare chance to spot the mountain zebra as well as other animals such as the Cape buffalo, Hartebeest, Hyena and Cheetahs.
- Cheetah tracking
Today you will be travelling to Bloemfontein where you will be spending 1 night. Bloemfontein is an undisturbed beautiful city located in the central region of South Africa which was founded in 1846 by the British army. The city is fulled with beautiful old historic buildings, gardens and museums. You can spend the day at Oliewenhuis which is an art museum located in one of the most majestic gardens in the city.
Today you will be travelling to Johannesburg, Known as the City of Gold due to the discovery of hidden minerals below the plains of the Highveld. You will be spending 1 night in this enchanting city and can spend the afternoon doing some of the listed activities.
- Apartheid Museum
- Constitution Hill
- Flower Market
- Ghandi Square
You will only be travelling 50 km north of Johannesburg to Pretoria,Known as “Jacaranda City” for its thousands of jacaranda trees. Here you can visit the monumental Voortrekker Monument which is settled in a beautiful setting commemorating the pioneer history of Southern Africa. You can also go to the Union Buildings which are one of the most recognizable and impressive heritage landmarks in this country. Pretoria has phenomenal architecture and museums to visit.
Today you will be travelling to Louis Trichardt, which is located at the foot of Soutpansberg Range. You will be staying here for 2 nights. The area has stunning landscape and beautiful Baobab trees.You can do a full day Venda tour which will take you through a journey to the ancient spirits, and takes a look at the secrets of Lake Fundudzi and the Holy Forests where legend has it the Giant python God of fertility dwells that demands the sacrifice of a maiden each year. You will then stop at the Tshakuma fruit market along the way and stock up on the abundance of tropical fruit from the Levubu valley.
- Venda tour
- Walking and Hiking trails
The next National Park you will visit is Mapungubwe National Park in Limpopo Province which is South Africa’s first world heritage site. You will be staying here for 2 nights and can enjoy incredible wildlife and mystic scenery. The park is rich in biodiversity and has ancient fossils, rocks, amazing bird life and lots of elephants.One of the highlights is visiting the old ruins. These remains are of the huge royal palace which where built before the first settlers in South Africa.
- Game Drive
- Rock Art Sites
- Guided Heritage Walks
Your next stop is Northern & Central Kruger National Park,no visit to South Africa is complete without going on a game drive in the Kruger National Park as the park provides one of the best wildlife experiences in Africa. It is as the biggest National Park in South Africa running through Mpumalanga and Limpopo.Here you can see the big 5 and varied bird life.
- Mountain Biking
- Walking Safaris
- Wilderness Trails
Today you will be travelling to Graskop, which is situated in the Panorama region of Mpumalanga and a few minutes drive from breathtaking wonders . You will be staying 2 nights here before travelling to Johannesburg to end of this memorable tour. On this last leg of the trip you will visit popular attractions such as all roads from Graskop lead somewhere magical such as Gods window, The Blyde river canon and Potholes at Bourke’s.
- Zip slide across the Graskop Gorge