Grand Tour of South Africa & the Kruger National Park

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 – Depart UK

Overnight scheduled flight to Cape Town from your preferred airport.

Day 2 – Cape Town

Morning arrival in Cape Town where we are met by our tour manager who will accompany us throughout our tour – coach tour of the city, a cable car to the top of Table Mountain and tour along Camps Bay, Clifton and Sea Point – check in to the Capetonian Hotel.

Day 3 – Cape Peninsula

Tour along Cape Peninsula, one of the world’s great marine drives – drive to the fishing village of Hout Bay for a short boat ride to see the hundreds of seals at Seal Island – continue to Simon’s Town to Boulder's Beach to see the African Penguin – drive through the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve with its flowering plants and antelope to Cape Point, where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans merge – visit the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain – optional sunset cruise on board the Nauticat.

Day 4 – Cape Winelands

Full day excursion to the Cape Winelands with visits to Paarl, Franschoek and Stellenbosch and an included cellar tour and two wine tastings during the day – check in to the Protea Stellenbosch Hotel.

Day 5 – Oudtshoorn

Travel via Montague along Route 62 to Oudtshoorn – check in to the Protea Riempie Estate Hotel in Oudtshoorn – visit an ostrich farm in the Little Karoo where we have a BBQ dinner.

Day 6 - Cango Caves & Knysna

Guided tour of the Cango Caves, a fabulous collection of dripstone formations – travel through the awe inspiring Outeniqua Mountain Pass through to Knysna – check in to the Protea Knysna Quays.

Day 7 – Featherbed Nature Reserve

Morning visit to Featherbed Nature Reserve which includes a boat ride from Knysna – evening free to enjoy the setting of the Knysna Quays.

Day 8 – Tsitsikamma National Park

Continue along the Garden Route, past Plettenberg Bay – Tsitsikamma National Park is an almost untouched natural landscape with indigenous Yellowood trees and diverse birdlife – check in to the Protea Tsitsikamma Village.

Day 9 – Port Elizabeth & Johannesburg

Cross over the Storms River Bridge and on to Port Elizabeth for our flight to Johannesburg – on arrival at Johannesburg International Airport, we are met by our coach and transfer to the Westcliff Hotel.

Day 10 – Pilgrim’s Rest & Mpumalanga

En route to Mpumalanga we stop at Pilgrim’s Rest, a finely restored original gold mining village retracing the wagon routes of Percy Fitzpatrick and his famous dog, Jock of the Bushveld – continue on a scenic sightseeing tour of Mpumalanga, via the Panorama Route taking in God's Window, Bourke's Luck Potholes and the Blyde River Canyon – check in to the Protea Kruger Gate Lodge and dinner in the hotel.

Day 11 – Kruger National Park

Early morning departure for the Kruger National Park for one of the highlights of our tour, a full day game viewing by coach – today we will be tracking the ‘Big 5’ but hunting only for great photographs and extraordinary wildlife memories – return to the Lodge in the late afternoon for dinner.

Day 12 – Kruger National Park

Spend full day at leisure or optional second day of game viewing in the Kruger National Park but this time on an open top safari vehicle, a whole new experience – dinner at the Lodge.

Day 13 – Pretoria & Johannesburg

Travel to Pretoria for a city tour taking in the Voortrekker Monument, the Union Buildings, the administrative headquarters of the government, Church Square and Melrose House and Kruger House – travel on to Johannesburg and check in to Westcliff Hotel.

Day 14 – Johannesburg to UK

Most of the day free or time to take an optional tour of Soweto – late afternoon transfer to the airport for our scheduled flight home.

Day 15 – Arrive UK

Tour Features

Full programme of included daily excursions

‘Big Five’ game drive

Professional tour manager

Scheduled flights to Cape Town, returning
from Johannesburg

Executive coach in South Africa

One free place per 15 paying passengers


Cape Town

Cape Peninsula

Cape Winelands

Oudtshoorn & BBQ dinner at an ostrich farm.

Cango Caves & Outeniqua Mountain Pass


Featherbed Nature Reserve

Plettenberg Bay & Tsitsikamma National Park

Port Elizabeth


Pilgrim’s Rest

Sightseeing tour of Mpumalanga

Kruger National Park & ‘Big 5’ game drive

City tour of Pretoria



Sunset cruise on board the Nauticat

Open top game viewing in the Kruger National Park

Tour of Soweto


Good quality hotels on bed & breakfast basis (half board at the Kruger National Park):

• Capetonian, Cape Town - two nights

• Protea Stellenbosch Hotel - one night

• Protea Riempie Estate Hotel, Oudtshoorn - one night

• Protea Knysna Quays - two nights

• Protea Tsitsikamma Village - one night

• Westcliff Hotel, Johannesburg - two nights

• Protea Kruger Gate Lodge - three nights (half board)

All rooms have en suite private facilities.

Tailor-make this tour

Remember that this tour is just our suggestion to provide inspiration and whet your appetite. Every one of our tours is tailor made exclusively for your group and your group alone. So if you like the look of this tour but want to alter it to suit your group, that’s fine. Tell us how you want to change it and we’ll send you a proposal that meets the exact requirements for your group tour. Then, combining our experience with your understanding of the profile and interests of your members, together we can fine tune the itinerary so that you get the perfect tour at the right price for your group.

Call us on
020 7064 4970
to tailor this tour
for your group

Tailor make your group tour

Remember this itinerary is just our suggestion. Tailor make this tour exclusively for your group to suit your members’ budget or preferences. You could:

  • stay at hotels with different star ratings
  • with more dinners included
  • for more (or fewer) days
  • include different excursions
  • include UK airport coachtransfers
  • include all entrance fee

Call us on
020 7064 4970
to tailor make the perfect tour
for your group