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Explore Cape Town & Kruger National Park

  • Trip Type: Journeys
  • 10 Days | Cape Town to Johannesburg
  • Group Size: Max 16

Trip Details

 

Experience Cape Town and the beautiful Cape Peninsula, and then travel east to some of South Africa’s most celebrated game reserves. Spot the “big five” in Kruger National Park, and head into the bush with a scientist sponsored by National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative.

Trip Highlights

    • Go on safari away from the crowds in a private game reserve.
    • Get an insider’s tour of Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden and see the penguins of Boulders Beach.
    • Enjoy a traditional braai, or Southern African barbecue.

Itinerary - 10 Days

Day 1 — Cape Town

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer is included.

Days 2 & 3 — Cape Town

Visit Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens with an expert guide on a tour specially designed for National Geographic Journeys. National Geographic Traveler magazine named these gardens among the top ten in the world. Continue on to explore vibrant Cape Town and Cape Point, stopping to see the penguins at Boulders Beach. Enjoy free time the next day to hike Table Mountain or embark on a wine tour around Stellenbosch. (2B)

Day 4 — Johannesburg

Fly to Johannesburg. Meet your CEO and enjoy a traditional South African braai (barbecue) dinner. (1B, 1D)

Days 5 & 6 — Panorama Route/Kruger National Park

Take a 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 just outside Kruger National Park. The next morning, take a game drive in an open safari vehicle, spotting the abundant wildlife of the lowveld. Opt for another game drive or a bush walk this afternoon. In the evening, enjoy stunning views and an incredible dinner on the deck at the lodge. (2B, 1D)

Days 7 & 8 — Karongwe Private Game Reserve

Travel to the Karongwe Private Game Reserve, and enjoy morning and evening open-vehicle safaris to seek out Africa’s “big five”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo. Meet with a researcher from the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Cheetah Metapopulation Project, a project managed by National Geographic grantee Vincent van der Merwe that is part of National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative. A member of Vincent’s team will tell us about their ongoing field research and join us on one of our game drives. (2B, 1L, 2D)

Days 9 & 10 — Johannesburg

After one last game drive, head back to the city. This evening, enjoy a home-cooked dinner at our guesthouse. Depart at any time the following day. (1B, 1D)

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Dates

2017
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Trip Cost

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$2,799

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Cost Details

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy. If you're traveling on your own, we'll pair you up with a roommate of the same gender so that you can pay the same rate as other travelers. Prices are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

My Own Room

During your trip, sometimes it's just more convenient and comfortable to have your own room. That's why we offer the "My Own Room" option - a single room all to yourself.

My Own Room Option: From $1,099

What's Included

Arrival transfer, internal flights, transport between destinations and to/from included activities, and activities as listed in the itinerary. Optional excursions in Cape Town and optional game drives and bush walks in Kruger National Park are at an additional cost.

Accommodations
Comfortable, mid-range hotel (3 nights), guesthouse (2 nights), safari tented camp in Kruger and Karongwe (4 nights)

Meals
8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners. Allow an additional $230-$300 for meals not included.

Transportation
Private van, plane, air-conditioned touring vehicle, open safari vehicle

Optional Experience

You can do whatever you wish during your free time on tour, but if you're in need of suggestions, we've got them. Details about any optional experiences for this trip will be available during the booking process. Please note, these are at an additional cost.

Group Size

Due to the popularity of this itinerary we have increased the group size to 16 passengers for 2017. Any guest booked for 2016 will still have a maximum group size of 9. If you are unclear about the size of your group, please check with your agent.