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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 — Capetown

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

Visit the G Adventures–supported Children’s Day School and Shalati Village before continuing to a private nature reserve nearby. Enjoy morning and evening open-vehicle game drives while searching for Africa’s “big five”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo. Meet with a researcher from the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Carnivore Conservation Programme, a project headed by National Geographic grantee Kelly Marnewick that is part of National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative. A member of Kelly’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
  • Mar 11 - 20, 2017 (sold out)
  • Apr 01 - 10, 2017
  • Apr 08 - 17, 2017 (sold out)
  • May 06 - 15, 2017 (sold out)
  • May 13 - 22, 2017 (sold out)
  • May 20 - 29, 2017
  • Jun 03 - 12, 2017 (sold out)
  • Jun 10 - 19, 2017
  • Jun 17 - 26, 2017 (sold out)
  • Jun 24 - Jul 03, 2017 (sold out)
  • Jul 01 - 10, 2017 (sold out)
  • Jul 08 - 17, 2017 (sold out)
  • Jul 10 - 19, 2017 (sold out)
  • Jul 15 - 24, 2017
  • Jul 17 - 26, 2017
  • Jul 29 - Aug 07, 2017
  • Jul 31 - Aug 09, 2017
  • Aug 07 - 16, 2017
  • Aug 12 - 21, 2017
  • Aug 19 - 28, 2017
  • Aug 26 - Sep 04, 2017
  • Sep 02 - 11, 2017 (sold out)
  • Sep 09 - 18, 2017 (sold out)
  • Sep 16 - 25, 2017 (sold out)
  • Sep 23 - Oct 02, 2017 (sold out)
  • Oct 07 - 16, 2017 (sold out)
  • Nov 04 - 13, 2017
  • Dec 02 - 11, 2017
  • Dec 09 - 18, 2017
  • Dec 16 - 25, 2017
  • Dec 23, 2017 - Jan 01, 2018
  • Dec 30, 2017 - Jan 08, 2018
2018
  • Jan 06 - 15, 2018
  • Jan 13 - 22, 2018
  • Jan 20 - 29, 2018
  • Jan 27 - Feb 05, 2018
  • Mar 31 - Apr 09, 2018
  • Apr 07 - 16, 2018
  • Apr 14 - 23, 2018
  • Apr 21 - 30, 2018
  • Apr 28 - May 07, 2018
  • May 05 - 14, 2018
  • May 12 - 21, 2018
  • May 19 - 28, 2018
  • May 26 - Jun 04, 2018
  • Jun 02 - 11, 2018
  • Jun 16 - 25, 2018
  • Jun 23 - Jul 02, 2018
  • Jun 30 - Jul 09, 2018
  • Jul 21 - 30, 2018
  • Jul 28 - Aug 06, 2018
  • Aug 04 - 13, 2018
  • Aug 11 - 20, 2018
  • Aug 18 - 27, 2018
  • Aug 25 - Sep 03, 2018
  • Sep 01 - 10, 2018
  • Sep 08 - 17, 2018
  • Sep 15 - 24, 2018
  • Sep 22 - Oct 01, 2018
  • Sep 29 - Oct 08, 2018
  • Oct 06 - 15, 2018
  • Oct 13 - 22, 2018
  • Oct 20 - 29, 2018
  • Oct 27 - Nov 05, 2018
  • Nov 03 - 12, 2018
  • Nov 10 - 19, 2018
  • Nov 17 - 26, 2018
  • Nov 24 - Dec 03, 2018
  • Dec 01 - 10, 2018
  • Dec 08 - 17, 2018
  • Dec 15 - 24, 2018
  • Dec 22 - 31, 2018

Trip Cost

Price From

$2,799

Contact Us: 1-800-281-2354

Call to speak with a specialist about this trip.

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.