South Africa: safari and garden route
14 days/ 15 nights
Cape of Good Hope National Park
Kruger National Park
When to visit
The trip is recommended throughout the year, but to see the whales it is suggested to choose the period from June to November, the months from September to November are ideal to see the Garden Route in all its splendor, while for safaris there is not a moment better than another because nature, in every season, gives unique emotions.
Type of trip
Classic or Luxury (based on the category of the chosen accomodation)
The trip starts in Cape Town, a fantastic city that has a lot to offer, such as the African art&crafts stalls at Green Market Square, the well-known little colored houses of the Malaysian neighborhood, the climb by the panoramic cableway to the Table Mountain and to the Lions Head; besides, not far from the centre, there are the long and wonderful white beaches of Camps Bay and Llandudno.
From Cape Town, it is possible to visit in one day the wonderful and wild Cape Peninsula, where is the fantastic National Park of Good Hope; a panoramic road winds through cliffs and wild flowers, while on the way you can visit the South African penguins colony of Boulder Beach, the unmissable botanical garden of Kirstenbosh and, on board a boat, the colony of sea lions of Duiker Island.
The journey continues on the Garden Route, a scenic path that touches urban features such as Hermanus, Knysna and Port Elisabeth, but above all reaches incredible places like Walker Bay, where you can admire the austral whales, Cape Agulhas, the Southernmost point of the African continent, the beaches of Plattenberg Bay and the Tsitsikamma Coastal Nature Park, one of the largest protected marine areas in the world.
From here the trip continues to the Mpumalanga region where the famous Panorama Route, a road along the Blyde River Canyon, famous for its magnificent views of the valley below, the far Kruger hills and the canyon itself that, at its end, opens up forming a lake.
Finally, it reaches the Kruger National Park, a world-famous park with a large number of animal species inside it; you can go safaris in one of the largest and oldest natural parks in the world and see lions, leopards, elephants, buffalos and rhinos, as well as cheetahs, giraffes, hippos and many species of antelopes, birds and other smaller animals.