These 14 days include the highlights of Cape Town and the Wine Country, a fully guided Drakensberg Amphitheatre hike and Kruger walking safari with a short stopover for beach and ocean swimming outside Durban.
In and around Cape Town guests from all over the world experience unforgettable impressions. The city offers you an urban lifestyle in the midst of blossoming and raw nature.
The north coast of KwaZulu Natal, the Dolphin Coast, is known for its large population of bottlenose dolphins surfing in the mild waters of the Indian Ocean. The Dolphin Coast is one of the province’s main attractions, offering a rich cultural heritage, excellent fishing and spectacular golden beaches lined by sugar cane fields punctuated by pretty coastal villages. This exceptionally picturesque coast stretches north from the metropolis of Durban, past well-developed beach resorts and golf courses to more remote areas with long pristine beaches, wetlands and marine systems.
The Amphitheatre in the Drakensberg is the most recognisable and dramatically imposing feature of the entire Drakensberg region, a World Heritage Site of outstanding environmental and cultural importance. A mighty basalt wall rises over 1000 meters from the Tugela Valley to the Lesotho Plateau, almost 3000 meters above sea level. Part of its aesthetic attractiveness derives from its near-perfect symmetry, as a steep cliff stretch 5 km in length from the Eastern buttress to Sentinel Peak to the west. This area of majestic and incomparable beauty offers some of the most beautiful scenery in the country.
This wilderness trail in Kruger National Park is located approximately between Berg-en-Dal, Ship Mountain and the Afsaal picnic area. It was named after one of the first Rangers. It is a spectacular landscape characterized by high granite cliffs with deep valleys and a flatter hill landscape. Culturally, the Wolhuter Trail was a very active area in ancient times and many relics of the past can be seen everywhere. In the higher areas and on rocky outcrops are traces of the Bushmen, Stone Age and Iron Age. White and black rhinos can be found in the Wolhuter Wilderness. The wild cats, elephants and buffaloes are also spotted regularly, as are sable, mountain and reedbuck. Other more common species include zebra, giraffe, kudu, waterbuck, blue wildebeest and warthog.
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Day 1: Arrival in Cape Town
Day 2: Cape Town, including Seal Island
Day 3: Cape Town, including wine tour in Stellenbosch
Day 4: Cape Town – Salt Rock
Day 5: Salt Rock – Northern Drakanesberg
Day 6: Northern Draknsberg – Royal Natal National park
Day 7: Royal Natal National Park, including Amphitheater heritage hike
Day 8: Royal Natal National Park – Ermelo
Day 9: Ermelo – Southern Drakensberg
Day 10: Southern Drakensberg
Day 11: Southern Drakensberg
Day 12: Southern Drakensberg – Panorama Route
Day 13: Panorama Route – Johannesburg
Day 14: Departure Drakensberg
Meet & Greet at arrival
Welcome package with route description and sim-card
- Group B EDMR car rental, Hyundai Grand i10
- Car rental 1 (pick up day 1 at Cape Town International Airport and drop off day 5 at Cape Town International Airport)
- Car rental 2 (pick up day 5 at Durban Airport and drop off day 14 at OR Tambo International Airport)
- Includes daily rental fee, contract fee, unlimited km use, second driver registration and Super Cover insurance
- Cape Town: Seal Island
- Stellenbosch: Bike ride through Stellenbosch
- Royal Natal: Amphitheatre hike
- Kruger National Park
- Bed & Breakfast basis
- Exceptions: Half Board basis at Drakensberg and Northern Drakensberg and Full board basis at Royal Natal National Park and Southern Kruger