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Itinerary - South Africa: Cape Town and Kruger National Park

day 1

Welcome to South Africa

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Check-in

Roundtrip flights are not included in the package, so you can choose from where and when you want to fly. Cape Town boasts a mix of cultures given its colonial past. Stronger influences come mostly from the Dutch and the Brits, as well as many others which all contribute to the city’s eclectic tradition and heritage. Check-in to your hotel in Cape Town and let’s start this tour right… with food of course! It’s time for our welcome dinner, sampling typical delicacies and refreshing local beers.

Included: Welcome dinner

day 2

Discovering Cape Town and sunset on Table Mountain

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Robben Island

Discovering the history of South Africa means coming face to face with Apartheid and the many ways in which it affected this country. Our day will start with a visit to Robben Island. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years. This tiny island is located just over 4 miles off Cape Town’s waterfront. It is the symbol of South Africa's fight for freedom and the triumph of human spirit over adversity.

Cape Town’s neighbourhoods and Table Mountain

Cape Town is renowned for its vibrant and diverse neighbourhoods. We'll start from The Bo-Kaap, one of the oldest neighbourhoods and probably the most famous one, recognisable by its rows of colourful houses. We’ll then move on to Woodstock, a designer district with galleries and vivid murals. Finally, we’ll head to the wealthy area of Gardens and the historic town port, the V&A Waterfront. 

After such a busy day, it’s time to enjoy our favourite thing: a beautiful sunset! Today’s location won't disappoint: we are heading to the top of Table Mountain, a flat-topped landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town. Often at sunset, the mountain is covered by the so-called “Table Cloth”, a layer of thin clouds that appear to pour over the mountain whilst the rest of the sky is clear. Get your cameras ready!

Included: Minivan with driver

Money Pot: Activities and admission fees where applicable

What’s not included: Food and beverages

day 3

The Cape Peninsula

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On the Road

It’s the dawn of a new day and we are ready to explore the Cape Peninsula. The area is well known for its green landscapes as well as beautiful hikes overlooking the coastline. We’ll drive through Camps Bay and head to the small village of Hout Bay. With a bit of luck, we’ll encounter a group of sea lions who live on the nearby Duiker Island. Our journey continues along Chapman's Peak Road, one of the most beautiful scenic routes you could ever travel. Let’s take our time and admire these wonderful views, take some pictures and breathe in the fresh air, before we get to the Cape of Good Hope.

Cape of Good Hope

We’ve reached one of the great capes of the South Atlantic Ocean! It has long been of special significance to sailors, many of whom refer to it simply as "the Cape". After taking a few memorable snaps next to the iconic sign, we can hike to Cape Point and admire the view over the coast. This is where the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean meet, depending on the currents. Our day in the Cape Peninsula will end at Boulders Beach, the only place in the world where you can get really close to a colony of African penguins. We can stroll on the walkways along the beach and watch these funny birds go about their daily life… and maybe take a few selfies with them too! In the evening we’ll head towards Stellenbosch, where we’ll spend the night. 

Included: Minivan with driver

Money Pot: Activities and admission fees where applicable

What’s not included: Food and beverages

day 4

The wine route

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Stellenbosch: South Africa’s wine region

South African wine is well known and celebrated around the world, with a rich history dating back almost three centuries. Stellenbosch is the perfect place to sample some of the delicious wines produced in this region and admire the dreamy landscapes. The vineyards stretching along the hills and the traditional Cape Dutch style white houses will be the backdrop to our wine tastings. We’ll have the chance to sample local produce at one of the many wineries and why not, indulge in a countryside picnic under the beautiful South African sun.

Included: Minivan with driver

Money Pot: Activities and admission fees where applicable

What’s not included: Food and beverages

day 5

Elgin Valley & Hermanus

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Zip-lining

Rise and shine WeRoaders! It’s our fifth day of this tour so why not shake things up a bit and try something new and exciting? After breakfast it’s time to explore the Elgin Valley from a slightly different angle. We’ll zipline from tree to tree, gaining a whole new perspective on the surrounding landscapes! 

After an adrenaline-packed morning it’s time to head to Hermanus, a vibrant seaside town famous for its land and boat-based whale watching (at the right time of the year, of course). If the sea conditions allow it, we can even hire a kayak and paddle out, away from the coast, to try to get even closer to these spectacular creatures.

Included: Minivan with driver

Money Pot: Activities and admission fees where applicable

What’s not included: Food and beverages

day 6

On the road to the Garden Route National Park

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Hermanus

Hermanus is the perfect place to enjoy a half day of well deserved relax. The town offers a wide range of hikes, excursions and activities to choose from. After lunch we'll set off on our way to the Garden Route National Park. Tonight, we’ll sleep in a cute little spot, right inside the National Park. 

Included: Minivan with driver and admission fees to the Garden Route National Park

Money Pot: Other activities and admission fees where applicable

What’s not included: Food and beverages

day 7

The Garden Route

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Nature and green landscapes

The name Garden Route is already suggestive of what kind of landscapes we can expect: stunning green cliffs and coastline! This vast National Park is extremely important for the local ecosystem and is a precious resource of water for the many living species that inhabit its territories. So, what’s it gonna be today? Does kayaking sound like fun? 

Later on we can drive to Plettenberg Bay and enjoy a stroll along the beach. We are halfway through this tour with still so much to see!

Included: Minivan with driver

Money Pot: Activities and admission fees where applicable

What’s not included: Food and beverages

day 8

The best of Plettenberg Bay

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Beautiful Plett

The entire day will be dedicated to exploring the bay and its surroundings. Plett, as the locals call it, is all about the white beach-blue water combo! With mild temperatures all year round and safe waters, it’s the perfect place to chill and unwind. At the same time, there are so many things to see and explore, we really are spoilt for choices. Kayaking, canyoning, surfing and diving are only a few of the options!

Exploring our surroundings

After lunch we can go for a tour of Robberg Nature Reserve, or visit Monkeyland and Birds of Eden, two animal sanctuaries dedicated to the conservation and rehabilitation of certain species. After sunset, we’ll head back to the bay, hoping to spot a show-stopping display: bioluminescent algae tinging the water an electric blue. The phenomena occurs when the water is moving so let’s jump in the waves and experience the magic as it happens!

Included: Minivan with driver

Money Pot: Activities and admission fees where applicable

What’s not included: Food and beverages

day 9

From Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg

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Bungee-jumping, anyone?

Today we are heading to Port Elizabeth but on the way, we can stop at the iconic Bloukrans Bridge. This is the tallest bungee jumping bridge in the world, at over 700 feet… anyone dare to try? If not, we can just check out the impressive view from it!

Let’s get back in the car; this afternoon we’re catching a short flight from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg. Once there, we’ll head to Graskop, where we’ll spend the night.

Included: Minivan with driver and domestic flight

Money Pot: Activities and admission fees where applicable

What’s not included: Food and beverages

day 10

Graskop and Kruger National Park

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Waking up to mountains

Good morning world, and good morning South Africa! Today we’ll explore the little mountain village of Graskop, conveniently located a stone’s throw from scenic viewpoints and beautiful natural landmarks. One of the most famous ones is God’s Window, a lookout point above lush green forests and the vast African bush. In the afternoon we’ll head back towards Kruger National Park where we’ll spend the night in a typical lodge. Grab a shower and enjoy your evening, tomorrow is going to be a big day!

Included: Minivan with driver

Money Pot: Activities and admission fees where applicable

What’s not included: Food and beverages

days 11, 12

Exploring Kruger Park, looking for the Big Five

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Deep in the African bush

The next two days will be entirely dedicated to exploring Kruger National Park and trying to spot the Big Five: leopards, lions, buffalos, rhinos and elephants! The game drives will take us around the park in a 4x4 and the local guide will teach us all about tracking animals. A truly unique experience!

Our last day!

On our last day you will have complete freedom of choice, selecting what to do from the many activities on offer. We’ll meet up again in the evening for our farewell dinner, one more memory together before saying goodbye to this wonderful continent! 

Included: One day pass to Kruger National Park and one game drive; farewell dinner

Money Pot: Other activities and admission fees where applicable 

What’s not included: food and beverages where not specified

day 13

Goodbye South Africa!

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Bye bye

Time to say goodbye to Kruger National Park and head back to the city of Johannesburg. We have to say goodbye: see you at the next WeRoad adventure!

If you book your return flight for today, we suggest a departure time no earlier than 7 pm to give us time to get back to Johannesburg!

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The itinerary may undergo some variations that differ from what is stated above. These variations may not be foreseen or dependent on WeRoad’s control, i.e. climate conditions, national holidays, strikes, etc.

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