Johannesburg to Cape Town along the Garden Route <strong>Province</strong>: Gauteng<br />

Johannesburg to Cape Town along the Garden Route

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Departs from: Johannesburg
Province: Gauteng
Days: 22 days, 21 nights
Persons: Min. 4 people
Departs: On request
Price: On request
Rates Valid till Oct this year, All Rates subject to change
Highlights: The Johannesburg to Cape Town route along the coast will give you a nice variety of Game Reserves, nature and different scenery, culture, beaches and activities. An excellent rout to get an overview of South Africa.
Enchantment tours will pick you up at Johannesburg and we drive to Lesedi Cultural Village. This village is home to families of various African tribes, living in traditional home-steads. Here you will experience the spirit of this unique cultural venue by participating in various cultural activities.
Overnight in Lesedi.

The next morning we will stay in the surrounding Magaliesberg mountain range, where Lesedi is situated. Here we will visit the De Wild Cheetah breeding farm and the well-known Sterkfontein and the Wonder Caves, just a few kilometers to the south of Lesedi. The Wonder Caves is one of the largest cave chambers in South Africa and is between five and ten million years old. Sterkfontein is the place where the very first adult ape-man was found in 1936. After visiting these impressive sights we will drive to Graskop.
Overnight in Graskop.

From Graskop we will visit the beautiful waterfalls in the area as well as Burkes Luck Potholes. We will make a trip to Blyde River Canyons, which is a must, and to truly capture the picturesque scenery of the Low Veld we will visit Gods Window.
Overnight in Graskop.

Today we will enter one of the most popular tourist attractions, the Kruger National Park, via Hazyview and our overnight is in its capital named Skukuza. The National Park was opened in 1898 at the instigation of then-president Paul Kruger. The park stretches from the Crocodile River in the south up to the Limpopo River, which is the international border in the north. Altogether it is 350 km long, 65 km wide and comprises an area of about 20.000 sq km.
Overnight in Skukuza.

On our second day in Skukuza we have a full day for game viewing on our own pace.
Overnight in Skukuza.

From Skukuza we will travel more south of Kruger and stay at Berg-en-Dal. On our way we will spot as many animals as possible.
Overnight in Berg-en-Dal.

From Berg-en-Dal we travel towards Swaziland and drive through this friendly country. Swaziland is a rural charm where lots of people come to visit. It is well known for arts and crafts. South Africa held Swaziland as a protectorate from 1894 to 1899. But after the Boer War, in 1902, Swaziland was transferred to British administration. The paramount chief was recognized as the native authority in 1941. In 1963, the territory was constituted a protectorate, and on Septermber 6 1968, it became the independent nation of Swaziland.
Overnight in Swaziland

Today we will head for St. Lucia. St. Lucia was formed about 60 to 100 million years ago when the Indian Ocean withdrew from the sandy coastal regions of KwaZulu Natal. Once we have arrived in St. Lucia we will take a cruise upon the Wetlands. The greater St. Lucia Wetlands is one of the worlds great eco-tourism destinations. The Convention on Wetlands of International Importance has listed St. Lucia as having international conservation value. The region also satisfies the criteria for listing as an UNESCO World Heritage area.
Overnight in St. Lucia.

From St. Lucia we travel along the coast to Umhlanga Rocks. Along the way we make several stops at historical sights. Once we arrive in Umhlanga you can still enjoy the golden beaches and warm waters.
Overnight in Umhlanga.

We leave in the morning for a scenic drive to the Drakensberg mountain area visiting Pietermaritzburg and Howick Falls on the way. In Petermaritzburg we will visit the Voortrekkers Museum. The Howick Falls and surrounding area was proclaimed a national monument in 1951 and is a breathtaking place where the Umgeni River plunges 95m down dolomite cliffs into the gorge.
Overnight in The Drakensberg in Underberg.

Today we take a tour through the Sani Pass. The awe-inspiring Sani Pass climbs the face of the escarpment to an altitude of 2874m into the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho. It is the getaway to the Roof of Africa. The scenery is breathtaking and attracts visitors from all over the world. The tour will reveal the history of the pass, geology of the mountains, flora and fauna, and an unique experience with the Basotho people. The highest pub in Africa offers a cold beer and lunch before the descent back to Underberg. The tour starts at 9 am and you need to bring a valid passport, warm clothes, cameras, binoculars etc.
Overnight in Underberg.

Today is a long drive towards Coffee Bay. Coffee Bay is located in an area called the Wild Coast. Coffe Bay is situated near the sea. They say that Coffee Bays name came from a ship wrecked here in 1863 depositing its cargo of coffee beans on the beach. The Wild Coast is an almost untouched paradise, an environmental heaven with the feel of the true African coastline.
Overnight in Coffee Bay.

From Coffee Bay we travel through the Transkei to Cintsa, which will be the end of the Wild Coast. At Cintsa you can still enjoy the dramatic coastline of the Wild Coast.
Overnight in Cintsa.

We will leave in the morning to drive to Port Elizabeth. Port Elizabeth is situated on the shores overlooking Algoa Bay. It is an exciting tourist destination and fondly referred to by locals as the Friendly City. The Bay has an atmosphere of relaxed year round fun and is known for its many hours of sunshine and superb weather. On our way we will visit the towns of Port Alfred and Grahamstown.
Overnight in Port Elizabeth.

We will start the day by exploring Port Elizabeth. The city offers a divers selection of attractions, scenic nature trails, historic heritage, magnificent wildlife and cultural experiences. Later on we will visit the Addo Elephant Park. The original elephant section of this park was proclaimed in 1931, when only eleven elephants remained in the area. Today this finely tuned ecosystem is sanctuary to over 420 elephants, 450 Cape buffalos, black rhino, a variety of antelope species, as well as the unique flightless dung beetle, found almost exclusively in Addo.
Overnight in Port Elizabeth.

In the morning we drive to Knysna. During the drive we will visit Tsitsikamma and the National Park, Monkeyland or Birds of Eden on our way. Monkeyland is a sanctuary, where you will find all types of monkeys, who live in the forest. A guide will walk us through the forest, while telling us all about the monkeys we see. Birds of Eden is a subtropical bird park, where you walk through yourself. Overnight in Knysna.

In the morning we will take a four-hour guided tour through the Featherbed Nature Reserve. The Featherbed Nature Reserve is a prime example of eco-tourism and in order to protect the splendor of the natural beauty, access to the reserve is controlled.
Continuing we travel through the wonderful nature of Wilderness to George and via the Outeniqua pass to Oudtshoorn.
Overnight in Oudtshoorn.

Oudtshoorn is the ostrich capital of the world. Nowhere else ostriches are found in such great numbers and nowhere else do they produce feathers of such fine quality. So today we will visit an ostrich farm where you can actually ride an ostrich if you like. We will also visit the world famous Cango Caves.
Overnight in Oudtshoorn.

Today we will take the R 62 wine route to Stellenbosch. This is a beautiful scenic route. Stellenbosch is well known for its wine farms. The town also has some interesting architecture, called Cape Dutch Style Houses. It is a beautiful town with lots of historic interests.
Overnight in Stellenbosch.

We leave early morning to explore the Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope. On our way we visit Houtbay and the penguins in Simonstown. At Cape of Good Hope we will visit the most south westerly point of South Africa.
Overnight in Cape Town.

Today we will explore all the famous attractions of Cape Town like Table Mountain, V&A Waterfront, The Company Gardens, Green Market Square, Kirstenbosch Garden and lots more.
Overnight in Cape Town.

Today Enchantment Tours will bring you back to the airport, where the tour ends.

Included: Guide, transport, activities mentioned, entrance fees, 21 nights accommodation with breakfast.
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