Kruger to Garden Route 22 Days <strong>Province</strong>: Gauteng<br />

Kruger to Garden Route 22 Days

 

   
Ref: SD07
Departs from: Johannesburg or Cape Town
Province: Gauteng
Days: 22
Persons: min 2
Departs: On Request
Price: On Request
 
Rates Valid till Oct this year, All Rates subject to change
   
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Highlights: Cape Town, Kruger National Park
   
Itinerary: DAY 1: PILGRIMS REST
Drive to Pilgrims Rest from Johannesburg. On your way you can visit Sabie with its beautiful scenic views. Sabie is a beautifully situated little town, and is one of the towns along the renowned Panorama Route. Sabie is located in a deep valley on the escarpment of the Drakensberg mountain range in the Mpumalanga (" place of the rising sun ") province of South Africa. There are many lovely views around Sabie, and spectacular waterfalls, such as the Sabi Falls, the Bridal Falls, Lone Creek Falls and the Horseshoe Falls.

From there you will travel to the small historic town of Pilgrims Rest. Pilgrims Rest is also situated on the magnificent Panorama Route and in the area of Pilgrims Rest you find an abundance of natural, cultural and historic gems. Pilgrims Rest offers you a fascinating window into the past and captures the spirit of a bygone era and their people in the quest for gold. Overnight in Pilgrims Rest.

DAY 2: PILGRIMS REST
From Pilgrims Rest you can visit the beautiful waterfalls in the area as well as Burke�s Luck Potholes. A trip to Blyde River Canyons is a must and to truly capture the picturesque scenery of the Low Veld one should visit Gods Window.

Overnight in Pilgrims Rest

DAY 3: SKUKUZA
You enter one of the most popular tourist attractions, the Kruger National Park via Hazyview and your 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.

DAY 4: SKUKUZA
Today you have a full day for game viewing on your own pace. Overnight in Skukuza.

DAY 5: MALELANE
From Skukuza you travel more south of Kruger and stay at Malelane. On your way you try to spot as many animals as possible. Overnight in Malelane.

DAY 6: PIET RETIEF
You depart from the Kruger National park through Malelane Gate and drive through the historic town of Baberton on your way to Piet Retief. The town of Piet Retief, named after the Boer leader, was surveyed and established in 1883. Although almost completely destroyed in the South African (Anglo-Boer) War, Piet Retief is today the heart of an important timber producing area. visit the Oribi Conservatory, the only sanctuary in the country devoted to the protection of this graceful antelope. At the Piet Retief Game and Bird Sanctuary, visitors can see local fauna and flora as well as endemic aloe species. Overnight in Piet Retief.

DAY 7: ST.LUCIA
From Piet Retief you 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. The greater St.Lucia Wetlands is one of the world�s 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 a UNESCO World Heritage area. Overnight in St. Lucia.

DAY 8: ST.LUCIA
You have one more day to explore St.Lucia or enjoy one of the many activities. Overnight in St.Lucia.

DAY 9: UHMLANGA ROCKS
From St. Lucia you travel to the coast to Uhmlanga Rocks. If time you can still enjoy the golden beaches and warm waters. Overnight in Uhmlanga.

Day 10 : UHMLANGA ROCKS

In the morning you travel down to the city of Durban and enjoy a guided City Highlights Tour. A full day tour of the city of Durban, with the morning dedicated to showing you the cultural and historical contrasts of this city. You continue to Durban's newest attraction: uShaka Marine World, for lunch (not included). Afterwards enjoy a guided tour of this world class facility, which will comprise of a saltwater aquarium with both indoor and outdoor displays and exhibits of South Africa's unique Indian and Atlantic Ocean Marine life. Also included is a wonderful Dolphin, Seal and Penguin show. Your tour starts at 9am and you meet at the Edward Hotel at the beach front of Durban. Overnight in Uhmlanga.

DAY 11: COFFEE BAY
Today is a long drive towards Coffee Bay. Coffee Bay is located in an area called the Wild Coast. Coffee bay is located near the sea. They say that Coffee Bay's name came from a ship wrecked here in 1863 depositing its cargo of coffee beans on the beach. The Wildcoast is almost untouched paradise, an environmental haven with the feel of the �true� African coastline. Overnight in Coffee Bay

DAY 12: CINTSA
From Coffee Bay you travel through the Transkei to Cintsa, which will be the end of the Wildcoast (or the beginning if you come from the other side) At Cintsa you can still enjoy the dramatic coastline of the Wildcoast. Overnight in Cintsa.

DAY 13: JEFFREYS BAY
You have to leave early in the morning to get to Jeffreys Bay. Jeffreys Bay is a small coastal resort well known for it white sanded beaches and excellent surfing waves. It is called one of the top ten surf destinations in the world. Overnight in Jeffreys Bay.

DAY 14: JEFFREYS BAY
You have another day in Jeffreys Bay to relax a bit from the driving through the Wild Coast. You can enjoy the wonderful beach with its abundance of shells, you can browse through the souvenir and famous billabong shops or you can book one of the activities like sand boarding, surf lesson, horse riding etc. Overnight in Jeffreys Bay.

DAY 15: KNYSNA
In the morning you drive to Knysna. During your drive you can visit Tsitsikamma and the National Park, Monkeyland, Birds of Eden, The Elephant Sanctuary and Plettenberg Bay on your way. Monkeyland is a sanctuary, where you will find all types of monkeys, who live in the forest. A guide will walk you through the forest, while telling you all about the monkeys you see. Birds of Eden is a subtropical bird park, where you walk through yourself. At the Elephant Sanctuary you can walk, touch and ride on an elephant. Plettenberg Bay is a wonderful sea side resort. Overnight in Knysna

DAY 16: KNYSNA

You have a day in Knysna to enjoy the town and its attractions. Knysna has several boat cruises to offer and an exciting amount of adventure activities. Also the town has been chosen Town of the Year several times. Overnight in Knysna

DAY 17: OUDTSHOORN

From Knysna you travel through the wonderful nature of Wilderness. You can have a break at Wilderness to enjoy the beach and little town. Continuing you travel to George and via the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn. In Oudtshoorn you can visit the world famous Cango Caves, Ostrich Farms and the Cheetah Wildlife Ranch. Overnight in Oudtshoorn

DAY 18: HERMANUS
From Oudtshoorn you travel first a part of the R 62 until Barrydale, where you take the Tradouw pass towards Swellendam. You can visit Swellendam, the third town of South Africa on your way. You continue on the N2 until you get the turn off to the ocean to Hermanus. Hermanus is well known for its whale watching. The best time for Whale watching is from July till November. Overnight in Hermanus

DAY 19: STELLENBOSCH
From Hermanus you take the coast of flowers route to Stellenbosch. This is a beautiful scenic route. Stellenbosch is well known for its wine farms. Also the town has some interesting architecture called, Cape Dutch Style Houses. It is a beautiful town to visit with lots of historic interests. Overnight in Stellenbosch.

DAY 20: CAPE TOWN

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.

DAY 21: CAPE TOWN

Today you can 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

DAY 22: AIRPORT

Today you bring your car back to the airport, where your trip ends.

   
Included: Car Hire, Accommodation, info pack from Enchantment Tours and telephonic help service while on tour
   
Excluded: Drinks, Meals, personal expenses, insurance and flights
   
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