Budget Kruger, Garden Route and Cape
14 Night tour, includes Private Lodge, and self-drive along the Garden Route to Cape Town
Arrive at Johannesburg International Airport, where you will clear customs and collect your luggage.
Our representative will meet you in the Arrivals Hall, holding a board with your names on it, and will assist you with check in formalities for your flight to Nelspruit Airport.
You will be met a Nelspruit Airport and transferred to Royal Kruger Lodge. The Royal Kruger Lodge is a Private Game Lodge renowned for its exceptional personal service and intimate atmosphere. Situated in Mpumalanga Province in the wild frontier region, the Royal Kruger Lodge is just beyond the Crocodile River and forms a natural border with the Kruger National Park. It is conveniently located 45 minutes from Kruger Mpumalanga International (Nelspruit) Airport and a five hour scenic drive from Johannesburg.
The wildlife thrives in this part of South Africa and boasts around 60 species of mammals, nearly 500 species of birds and numerous species of reptiles. Animals roam freely around the Lodge and in the Kruger National Park, where guests can observe them in their natural environment.
The Royal Kruger Lodge offers 10 luxury rooms, all en-suite, air conditioned and elegantly appointed in African-style decor, enhancing the ambiance of the Lodge. The lounge area adjoins the bar and offers guests the opportunity to relax in comfortable African log furniture while discussing the adventures of the day. The indoor dining area adjoins the lounge, where breakfast and dinner are served when outdoor dining is prohibited due to weather. The Royal Kruger offers a bar on the premises and a swimming pool.
Days 2, 3, 4 and 5
Book activities upon arrival, and settle for these directly.
Day Game Drive, Kruger Park 6 - 7 hours; Kruger Sunset Drive; Lionspruit Reserve Game Drive 2 hours; Sundowner Safari – Crocodile River; Bush Orientation Walk, Marloth Park; Tiger Fishing, shore or boat based 5 – 6 hours; Golf 9 hole : 4 hrs / 18 hole : 6 hrs; Elephant Interaction; Sunset Elephant Safari; Horse Back Safari; Dinosaur Park; Chimp Eden; Panoramic Tour; Maputo Day Tour;
Today you will be transferred back to Nelspruit Airport in time to check in for your return flight to Johannesburg, and then onward to Port Elizabeth Airport.
At Port Elizabeth Airport you will collect your hired vehicle. Included will be Super Insurance Cover, Contract fee and unlimited km. You will check in at the Beachwalk Guesthouse.
Located in the upmarket beach front suburb of Summerstrand, Beachwalk offer a 4-star guesthouse accommodation only 60 metres from Hobie Beach and an easy 400m walk from the Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment Complex.
Depart Port Elizabeth, driving along the coast to Knysna, approximately 260km away - 3.5 hours' drive.
Situated on the west shore of the Knysna Lagoon, Belvidere Manor offers a quiet retreat, with a swimming pool and beautiful gardens, with accommodation in Cape style cottages.
Enjoy lazy breakfasts on the terrace of Belvidere House and light lunches at the pool. Dinner is served at Caroline's bistro where country-style dishes are served with South African flair. Meet the locals at The Bell, Knysna's smallest pub, and open daily for light meals.
At Belvidere Manor, you will be accommodated in a Cottage. Breakfast will be included during your stay and additional meals may be settled for directly.
In Knysna, nature quite literally knocks on your front door. The town nestles between the impressive Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean, with the world-renowned forests encircling it like a protective mantle. Knysna is one of the Southern Cape coast's best known holiday destinations, situated between lush forests and the shores of the peaceful lagoon - it offers many activities and attractions of a wide variety.The Knysna Lagoon is one of the few places along the coast and in the world that supports an oyster hatchery. And the Knysna oysters are reputedly among the tastiest in the world.
Knysna was recently named as one of the Top 100 Destinations in the World and one of the Top 25 in Africa in the Trip Advisor Travellers' Choice Destinations Awards.
The Humpback and Southern Right whales visit the coastline during the months of May and September to breed in the calm, warm waters of the Indian Ocean and present a spectacular theatre of breaching, rolling, playing with calves and just generally lolling about.
Outdoor adventures such as horse riding, hiking, yachting, fishing and canoeing, or extreme sports like abseiling, paragliding, scuba diving or water skiing are offered here too.
Today you will leave Knysna, driving to Oudtshoorn, 120km away.
Oudtshoorn is a town in the Western Cape province of South Africa, with approximately 60,000 inhabitants, and it is the largest town in the Little Karoo region. The town is famous for the Cango Caves, and it is also home to the world's largest ostrich population, with a number of specialized ostrich breeding farms. Your children will love the adventure of exploring the Caves, and visiting an Ostrich Farm, even riding them!
You will stay at Hlangana Lodge, situated on the outskirts of the town, in a double and a triple room, on a bed and breakfast basis.
This 4-star Victorian guest house is set in a large exotic garden. Its signature buffet and champagne breakfast is served in the sunny lounge.
Hlangana Lodge is perfectly situated to serve as a haven from where one can explore Oudtshoorn, the Cango Caves and the surrounding countryside. Guests may enjoy the Karoo sunset from the landscaped garden, or have a drink in the tastefully decorated lounge. The skilfully crafted veranda and salt water pool provide a nice setting for relaxation. There is a well-equipped gym room for a complete work-out.
Departing Oudtshoorn, you will drive to Cape Town (421km away).
Return the hired vehicle at Cape Town International Airport, where after your private Guide will collect you from the Car Hire Office, driving you to the Waterfront Village Apartments, approximately 25 minutes' drive away.
The Village Waterfront Apartments make for the perfect Cape Town holiday base. They are situated within the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront Development, with a backdrop of Table Mountain, and are within safe and easy walking distance of numerous shops and restaurants, the Robben Island ferry, and also the Two Oceans Aquarium.
They lie on the water’s edge, next to the Cape Grace Hotel and the One&Only Hotel, offering guests the sumptuousness of a hotel with the freedom of superior serviced apartments. Crafted around tranquil waterways the inspired architecture maximises the panoramic views, creating international desirability.
The Apartments are quite lavish in their decor, no two being the same. The Superior apartments overlook the harbour.
You will be accommodated in a 3 bedroomed Superior Apartment, which has a lounge / dining area, kitchen, 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms, with a balcony. The three bedroomed apartments offer magnificent views from the lounge and balcony and are luxuriously furnished and equipped.
The Apartments are sold on a self-catering basis. They will have tea and coffee, milk and sugar upon arrival, and should you like the cupboards to be pre-stocked with groceries, this service is available at an additional ZAR150.00 surcharge, plus the cost of the supplies. However, one may have breakfast or any meal at any of the numerous hotels and restaurants close by - the Cape Grace Hotel is next door, the One & Only Hotel a short water taxi away.
Resort Facilities - Three swimming pools, the Quarterdeck gym with a solar heated lap pool, underground parking.
Days 11, 12, 13 and 14
The Waterfront Village Apartments.
Privately Guided Tours included during the course of these 4 days:
Cape Town City and Mountain
This tour is the best way to orientate yourself on a visit to Cape Town. Some spectacular view sites are visited so don’t forget your cameras! A drive along the Atlantic Seaboard with a traditional ‘Fish and Chips” lunch is included.
(Cable car ticket not included - best booked on the day, as the cable car only operates during good weather); Includes Entrance fees to The Castle
Cape Peninsula and Cape Point
Probably the most scenic of all tours. Varying from Mountains, Seascapes, Wild life and of course the bragging rights so say you have been to the end of Africa.
Includes: Entrance fees to Cape Point and Boulders.
Also included: Robben Island ferry tickets - this tour you can do on your own, as the Ferry departs within walking distance of the Apartments.
Your Guide will collect you from the Apartments and transfer you back to Cape Town International Airport, where you will check in for your home bound flight.
Included in this itinerary:
Excluded will be:
- Johannesburg International Airport meet and greet service
- Scheduled flight from Johannesburg to Nelspruit Airport
- Road transfer from Nelspruit Airport to Royal Kruger Lodge
- 5 Nights at Royal Kruger Lodge in an en-suite room
- All meals
- Return transfer to Nelspruit Airport
- Scheduled flights: Nelspruit - Johannesburg - Port Elizabeth
- Car Hire - for 5 days, including contract fee, one-way fee, unlimited km, and Super cover
- 1 Night at Beachwalk Guesthouse in an en-suite room including breakfast
- 2 Nights at Belvidere Manor in a cottage, including breakfasts
- 1 Night at Hlangana Lodge in an en-suite room, including champagne buffet breakfast
- Road transfer from Cape Town International Airport to the Waterfront Village
- 5 Nights at the Waterfront Village Apartments in a Superior Apartment
- A Half day City Centre and Table Mountain Tour, privately guided
- A full day Peninsula Tour, privately guided
- Robben Island Ferry tickets
- Return transfer to Cape Town International Airport
Excluded will be:
- Travel and medical insurance
- Visa requirements
- Activities and drinks whilst at Royal Kruger Lodge
- Refundable deposit for the hired vehicle
- Dinner and drinks whilst at Beachwalk Guesthouse
- Additional meals and drinks whilst at Belvidere Manor
- Additional meals and drinks and activities whilst at Hlangana Lodge
- Meals, drinks and any activities not mentioned in the itinerary whilst in Cape Town
- Table Mountain cable way tickets
- Gratuities and items of a personal nature