11 Days Cape Town, Garden Route & Kruger Package

This package comprises of 3 of our most popular scheduled tours, transport, accommodation and 1 free/leisure day combined together.


Day 1 - Tuesday
Arrival in Cape Town
Package starts

Arrive in Cape Town, affectionately known as The Mother City. You will be collected from the airport and transferred to your accommodation in the city centre where you have the rest of the day to spend at your leisure.

Route: Cape Town International Airport - Cape Town City Centre ±22 km
Travel time: ±20-30 min
Transport: Included (pick up from airport and drop off at your accommodation)
Accommodation: Backpacker - Cape Town
Meals: None


Day 2 - Wednesday
Cape Town
Ultimate Cape Point Tour

This morning you will depart on a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula (our scheduled Ultimate Cape Point Tour).

After being picked up from your accommodation, we begin the morning with a leisurely stroll along the cobbled streets and brightly coloured houses of the Bo Kaap where you have the opportunity to take some pictures. We then head through the exclusive seaside suburbs of Clifton and Campsbay where we have a short photo stop too.

We then carry on along Victoria drive, through Houtbay and along the scenic Chapmans Peak Drive eventually arriving at The Cape of Good hope Nature Reserve where we have a 40 minute hike from the most south west tip of Africa, Cape of Good Hope to the Cape Point Light House. We then start driving north to Boulder Beach Penguin colony, where you can view them from the boardwalk and, should you wish, go inside to view them even closer (optional extra; entrance R170)!

By this stage you would have built up quite an appetite. We stop for a traditional Cape lunch of fish ‘n chips in the old Kalk Bay harbour where the local fishing community goes back generations. After everyone has had their fill, we stop briefly at the Shark Spotter, entrusted by the local surfers of Muizenberg to look out for Great White Sharks.

We continue then to travel through the lush Constantia Valley to the oldest wine farm outside of Europe for a relaxing end of the day wine tasting experience (optional extra; from R85) where we also learn about the history of farming in the Cape in beautiful surroundings.

Route: Cape Peninsula Route ±160 km
Travel time: ±8 hrs (full day tour)
Transport: Included
Accommodation: Backpacker - Cape Town
Meals: Lunch

Included Highlight: Bo Kaap, Camps Bay, Hout Bay, Chapman’s Peak Drive, Cape of Good Hope/Cape Point entrance, Boulders Beach from boardwalk, Simon’s Town, Kalk Bay, Boyes Drive, Constantia.

Optional Highlight: Boulders Beach Entrance; Wine Tasting


Day 3 - Thursday
Cape Town at leisure

You have a choice today of going on another one of our MANY amazing full/half day tours/activities such as wine tasting, sandboarding, shark cage diving, paragliding, skydiving OR you can spend your day at your own leisure and go sightseeing, visiting the local markets or just lazing at the beach.

Our optional extra full/half day tours & activities are very popular and tend to book out in advance. Should you wish to book any of these tours and activities for this day, please note that it is advised that you pre book these.

  • Shark cage diving @ R2700 pp (FD)
  • Wine tasting tour @ R1150 pp (FD)
  • Sandboarding @ R900 pp (HD)
  • Sandboard & Quad Bike Combo @ R1590 pp (HD)
  • Skydiving @ R3400 pp (HD)
  • Paragliding @ R1500 pp (HD)


Route
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None
Travel time: None
Transport: None
Accommodation: Backpacker - Cape Town
Meals: None


Day 4 - Friday
Cape Town to Sedgefield
Overberg, Garden Route, Game Drive, Myoli Beach

This morning you will depart on your 3 Day Garden Route section of this package (our scheduled 3 Day Big 5 & Bungee Tour).

We leave the mother city behind and head east along the N2 past Swellendam, the third oldest town in South Africa to a Private Game Reserve on the edge of the Garden Route. Here we go on a safari where you can see lion, buffalo, elephant, rhino, cheetah and giraffe in their natural habitat.

After lunch we will enjoy some fun with a canopy tour, experience the thrill of crossing rope bridges, wobbly crossings and zip wires high up in the trees.

Next we carry on our way to Sedgefield.

Route: Cape Town to Sedgefield ±450 km
Travel time: ±5 hrs
Transport: Included
Accommodation: Backpacker - Sedgefield
Meals: Dinner

Included Highlight: Game Drive

Optional Highlight: Treetop Adventure & Zipline (seasonal - excl winter) or Quad Biking


Day 5 - Saturday
Sedgefield to Tsitsikamma to Sedgefield
Garden Route, Knysna, Bloukrans Bungee, Elephants Bush Walk

We begin our day with a visit to a popular local farmers and craft market in the village. We then make our way to a sanctuary for orphaned elephants where you have the option to learn about these gentle giants and go on an Elephant Bush Walk OR you can choose to visit a Monkey Sanctuary where rescued monkeys roam free in a large jungle area.

Our next stop is always one of the highlights of the tour . . . the Bloukrans River Bridge, home to the World’s highest commercial Bungee Jump at 216 meters!

From here it’s back to Sedgefield where you will have some beach time at Myoli beach and then we carry on with the festivities.

Route: Sedgefield to Storms River to Sedgefield ±220 km
Travel time: ±3 hrs
Transport: Included
Accommodation: Backpacker - Sedgefield
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Included Highlight: Local craft and farmers market (Saturdays only)

Optional Highlight: Elephant Bush Walk OR Monkey Sanctuary, Bloukrans bungee jump (216m), Bloukrans Bridge walking tour


Day 6 - Sunday
Sedgefield to Cape Town via Route 62 and Oudtshoorn
Klein Karoo, Oudtshoorn, Cango Caves, Route 62

We head over the Outeniqua Mountains to the Town of Oudtshoorn, known as the “Ostrich Capital of the world”. Here we visit the Cango Caves to go on either an adventure or standard tour through some very large chambers with spectacular limestone formations that are millions of years old. If you chose the adventure tour be prepared to start squeezing through some very tight spaces.

If caves are not for you, then you will be able to visit an Endangered Wildlife Rehabilitation Sanctuary, home to many local and exotic endangered species.

We then start heading home along the scenic Route 62 through the Klein Karoo.

Your 3 Day Garden Route section of this package ends today. Arrival back in Cape Town is anything from late afternoon to early evening.

Note that the next day (Day 7) the 4 Day ‘Kruger’ Tour section of this package is starting and you have to be in Johannesburg.

It is advised that you book your flight from CPT (Cape Town International Airport ) to JNB (O R Tambo International Airport) for THIS evening of Day 6 (try for a flight departure anytime from 7pm).

Reminder that your internal flight from CPT (Cape Town International Airport) to JNB (O R Tambo International Airport) today is NOT included in this package.

We will arrange and book your airport transfers in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

The next morning (Day 5) you will start the 4 Day “Kruger Tour” section of this package.

Route 1: Sedgefield to Cape Town International Airport ±600 km
Travel time: ±7 hrs (excl flight time)
Transport: Included (depart Sedgefield and drop off at the airport)

Route 2: O R Tambo International Airport - Johannesburg accommodation ±20 km
Travel time: ±20-30 min (excl flight time)
Transport: Included (pick up from airport and drop off at your accommodation)

Accommodation: Backpacker - Johannesburg
Meals: Breakfast

Included Highlight: Cango Caves (Adventure or Standard Tour) OR Cango Wildlife Ranch

Day 7 - Monday
Johannesburg to Kruger
Sunset Drive, Greater Kruger

This morning you will depart on your 4 Day “Kruger” Tour section of this package.

We travel via farmlands to the picturesque Lowveld and on to a Game Lodge in the Kruger Park. After a short break, during which you may unwind at the bar, have a swim or relax in the tropical gardens, we board the open Landcruiser for a 3h Sunset Drive. Your guide will show you various animals and birds and after darkness falls, we use spotlights to locate nocturnal species. Dinner will be a typical South African meal in our Boma. Overnight in comfortable air-conditioned en suite thatch-roofed chalets.

Route: Johannesburg - Tremisana Lodge ±470 km
Travel time: ±5.5 hrs (excl game drives/bush walks)
Transport: Included
Accommodation: Tremisana Lodge
Meals: Dinner

Included Highlight: 3h Sunset Drive


Day 8 - Tuesday
Greater Kruger
Bush Walk

Awaken at sunrise for an exhilarating day of unforgettable bush life. Drive to a remote part of the Game Reserve, where you enjoy a 4h Bush Walk. Your experienced field guide will lead you through the bush. The thrill of following Africa’s large animals until you can take a photo will remain with you forever. Adrenalin surges will be acute, notwithstanding the presence of your armed ranger. Return to Tremisana for brunch. At around 14h30 we go on an afternoon game drive. Transfer to Marc’s Treehouse Lodge where accommodation is in fascinating and romantic treehouses.

Route: Tremisana Lodge & Balule Reserve ±23 km
Travel time: ±20-30 min (excl game drives/bush walks)
Transport: Included
Accommodation: Marc’s Treehouse & Tented Camp
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Included Highlight: 4h Bush Walk, Game Drive


Day 9 - Wednesday
Kruger National Park
Game viewing

We travel to the Kruger Park where we board our open Gameviewer. The absence of windows and elevated vantage position allow for excellent photographic opportunities. You will have an amazing chance not only to view game but also to listen to and smell the African bush and its denizens. There will be regular stops at picnic spots and rest camps. Your experienced ranger will show you many animals and birds that frequent this wildlife paradise. The Orpen-Satara region boasts open plains and support large herds of zebra, giraffe and antelope that attract numerous predators.

In fact the zones we visit have the highest concentration of lions in Africa!.

Route: Enter Kruger National Park, Orpen-Satara region ±120 km
Travel time: ±1.5 hrs (excl game drives/bush walks)
Transport: Included
Accommodation: Marc’s Treehouse & Tented Camp
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Included Highlight: Full Day Kruger Park on open vehicle

Day 10 - Thursday
Kruger to Johannesburg
Bush Walk, Blyde River Canyon

Complete the Kruger experience with an early morning walk accompanied by an armed ranger. Explore the wilderness one last time with a field guide and learn how to track wild animals. We then drive to the awesome Three Rondawels and the Blyde River Canyon. Return to Gauteng in the late afternoon. We return you to your hostel or airport at around 17h00.

Route: Tremisana - Three Rondawels/Blyde River Canyon - Johannesburg ±510 km
Travel time: ±6 hrs (excl bush walks)
Transport: Included
Accommodation: Backpacker - Johannesburg
Meals: Breakfast

Included Highlight: Blyde River canyon and Three Rondawels

Upon return in Johannesburg from the 4 Day ‘Kruger’ section you will be dropped off again at your accommodation again.

Day 11 - Friday
Depart Johannesburg
Package ends

Today you will have the morning at leisure before being transferred to the airport.

Route: Johannesburg accommodation - O R Tambo International Airport ±20 km
Travel time: ±20-30 min (excl flight time)
Transport: Included (pick up from your accommodation and drop off at the airport)
Accommodation: None
Meals: None

Package includes:

  • Airport transfers (Day 1, 6 & 11)
  • All Accommodation in Cape Town & Johannesburg (Nights 1, 2, 3, 6 & 10)
  • All Accommodation on the Garden Route (Nights 4 & 5)
  • All Accommodation on the Kruger section (Nights 7, 8 & 9)
  • All guided tours with qualified Cape Xtreme tour guide
  • Meals as specified on itinerary (1x Lunch, 5x Breakfast, 5x Dinner)
  • Entrance to Cape of Goodhope/Cape Point (Day 2)
  • Game Drive (Garden Route Tour) (Day 4)
  • Entrance to Cango Caves OR Cango Wildlife Ranch on Sunday (Day 6)
  • All game drives and walking safaris in Kruger National Park (Days 7-10)

Package excludes:

  • All flights (internal flight on Day 6 on your own account)
  • Meals not specified on the itinerary
  • All items of a personal nature
  • All optional extras/entrances on Cape Point Tour (Day 2)
  • All optional extra tours/activities in Cape Town (Day 3)
  • All optional extra activities on the Garden Route (Day 4 to 6)

Wednesday (day 2) Optional Extras:

Please note that these rates are subject to change without prior notice as per the service providers. Payment for these activities/tours/entrances can be made on the day (cash/card).

  • Boulder Beach Entrance from R160 pp
  • Wine Tasting from R85 pp

Thursday (day 3) Optional Extras:

Choose 1 full day activity OR 1 or 2 half day activities. Our optional extra full/half day tours & activities are very popular and tend to book out in advance. Should you wish to book any of these tours and activities for this day, please note that it is advised that you pre book these.

  • Shark cage diving @ R2700 pp (FD)
  • Wine tasting tour @ R1150 pp (FD)
  • Sandboarding @ R900 pp (HD)
  • Sandboard & Quad Bike Combo @ R1590 pp (HD)
  • Skydiving @ R3400 pp (HD)
  • Paragliding @ R1500 pp (HD)

Garden Route Optional Activities:

Please note that these rates are subject to change without prior notice as per the service providers. Payment for these activities/tours/entrances can be made on the day (cash/card).

  • Treetop Adventure and Zipline from R280
  • Quad Biking from R500
  • Elephant Bush Walk from R670
  • Monkey Sanctuary from R280
  • Bloukrans Bungee Jump from R1400
  • Bloukrans bridge walking tour from R150