Wild and sea – Cape and Busch

Cape Town and Garden Route & Pretoria/ Johannesburg with Kruger and Private Game Lodge


Day 1: Johannesburg/Pretoria

You will be met by your Tour Guide at Oliver Tambo international Airport in Johannesburg. After freshening up and lunch at the hotel we will do an orientation tour of Pretoria. The capital founded by the Voortrekkers who migrated from the Cape with their ox wagons, carrying only the bare necessities.


• Voortrekker Monument
• Church Square
• Union Buildings with beautiful gardens
• Overnight in Pretoria

B&B at Irene Country Lodge

Optional: Lesedi Cultural Village

Experience the ancient rhythms through traditional dancing and singing with the Zulu; Sotho; Xhosa; Phedi; and Ndebele people and enjoy a true African lunch or dinner.

This option would be taken instead of the Pretoria city orientation tour.

Day 2: Mpumalanga

Depart after breakfast from our Hotel in Pretoria. We head east into the Province of Mpumalanga, which means “Where the sun rises.”

• Chimp Eden tour while Chimpanzees are fed.
• Dinner and overnight at Chimp Eden Boutique Hotel.

DB&B at Chimp Eden Boutique Hotel

Day 3 Kruger National Park

We spend the day driving through the world renowned Kruger National Park.

DB&B in the Kuger National Park
Day 4 & 5: Private Game Lodge

On the private Game Lodge they have the big five as well as all the other animals of the African Bush. Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the boma around camp fire is all included. Two Game drives per day also included.

• Early morning Game Drive
• Visit the Cheetah breeding centre in Hoedspruit.
• Afternoon Game Drive

Full Board at Kapama River Lodge

Game Drives at Kapama
River Lodge at Kapama

Optional at Kapama

Air Balloon Safaris at R2400pp
Elephant-back riding at R1350pp

Spa and Wellness centre at Kapama Romantic Sleep out under the stars

Please enquire with Cardinal tours for prices on the Wellness centre and Romantic sleep outs.

Day 6: Panorama Route

A beautiful drive with scenic beauty beyond imagination which includes waterfalls, mountains, small villages and craft markets.

• Pilgrims rest (old mining village)
• Graskop
• Gods Window
• Lisbon Falls and Berlin Falls
• Bourke’s luck Potholes
• Three Rondavels
• Blydepoort Canyon
• Overnight in Hazyview

DB&B at Kruger Park Lodge

Day 7: Cape Town

• Stop at Casterbridge village for local art shopping.
• We fly from Kruger Mpumalanga Airport to Cape Town.
• Overnight in Cape Town

B&B at the Portswood Hotel on V&A Waterfront

Day 8: Cape Peninsula

Cape Peninsula and Stellenbosh winelands
Experience rugged coastlines and unspoilt beauty as you wind your way along the shores of the Cape Peninsula to the mythical meeting place of the two great oceans.

• Clifton & Camps Bay
• Twelve Apostles
• Hout Bay
• Chapman’s Peak Drive
• Noordhoek
• Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
• Cape Point
• False Bay
• Penguin colony
• Simons Town
• Muizenberg

Allow us to take you on a breathtaking journey through the wine lands of the Cape. Witness the wine making process, from the vineyard to the bottle & visit the historical town of Stellenbosch.


• City orientation
• Wine tasting on a Stellenbosch Wine Estate
• Cellar tour

B&B at the Portswood Hotel on V&A Waterfront

Day 9: Cape Town City Tour

We do an early morning orientation tour of the Mother City as we venture through streets crowded with history.
This tour includes an optional visit to Table Mountain

Cape Town City Tour:

• The Company Gardens
• Parliament buildings
• City Hall and Castle of Good Hope
• Malay quarter/ Bo Kaap
• Green Market Square
• Signal Hill

Optional extra:

Table Mountain at R145pp (Weather permitting)
Robben Island at R150pp (weather permitting)

B&B at the Portswood Hotel on V&A Waterfront

Day 10: Oudtshoorn

Depart from Cape Town towards the Garden route on Route 62. We pass many small villages and towns on this picturesque route.

Oudtshoorn is the ostrich capital of the World. Surrounded by mountains and nestled in the Little Karoo this is a true gem on the Garden Route.

• Port tasting in Calitz dorp.
• Ostrich Farm – opportunity to ride on ostrich back
• Overnight in Oudtshoorn

B&B at Hlangana Country Lodge

Day 11: Oudtshoorn – Mosselbay

• Cango Caves
• Dias Museum and old Post Office Tree
• Replica of Bartholomew Dias Caravel
• Steam locomotive ride to George (beautiful scenic ride)
• Outeniqua transport museum
• Dinner and overnight in Knysna

We drive to Knysna from George through more scenic mountain passes and glorious coastal areas.

B&B at Parkes Manor Hotel

Day 12: Knysna

• Boat cruise on the Knysna Lagoon
• Close view of the entrance from the ocean to Knysna lagoon,
through the Knysna Heads.
• Featherbed nature reserve, only reachable by boat.
• Lunch at Featherbed Nature Reserve.
• Knysna Waterfront with many shops and craft Markets
• Overnight in Knysna

B&B at Parkes Manor Hotel
Day 13: Tsitsikama Nature Reserve

Tsitsikama is an area characterized by large tracts of indigenous forests, deep river gorges and magnificent coastlines.

Tsitsikama Nature Reserve

• 80km of National Park & Marine reserve
• Deep river gorge & indigenous forest
• Suspension Bridge at River Mouth

Elephant Park (optional)

• Meet these gentle giants and learn the history of the Knysna
• Feed the elephants

Overnight in Knysna

B&B at Parkes Manor Hotel

Day 14: Bon Voyage

• Stop at Waterfront for last minute shopping
• Drive to George where we catch a flight back to O.R.
Thambo International Airport.


• Tour will commence and end in Johannesburg.
• Guests will be accompanied by a Tour guide all the time
except for flights.
• 4* Accommodation provided except for one day in the Kruger
National Park.



• Air-conditioned VW Microbus including and toll fees.
• Airfares from Nelspruit to Cape Town and from George to
• Passenger liability insurance.
• Open 4x4 safari vehicles for Game drives in Game Lodges.
• Qualified and registered Tour Guide as driver.
• All entrance fees, train and boat rides as specified on


• Dinner is included on days 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 10.
• Breakfast included on all accommodation.
• Lunch included on day 4&5 at Kapama and Buffet lunch
included at the Featherbed Nature Reserve in Knysna on day
• See links on itinerary for Lodges and hotels where we will


• All meals and refreshments not specified
• Items of a personal nature such as telephone calls, room
service, curio shopping etc.
• Gratuities
• Optional entrance fees as indicated on Itinerary (please
enquire for optional prices)

All tours are tailor made to suit the needs and specifications of individuals. Through personal attention to private groups we will ensure the best quality of service at the highest standards all the time.

Per person sharing per day R 1 731.00
*Rate is based on 6 passengers sharing.
*Single supplement = R 1 960.0

Terms and Conditions:

Should circumstances require it we reserve the right to make use of an associate company running the similar tour. Payments in US-Dollors; Pound Sterling or Euro will be accepted at current exchange rate, as well as EFT’s and bank transfers. Cardinal Tours carry passengers as well as public
liability and while every care is taken against possible contingencies, Cardinal Tours and their employees cannot be held responsible for any loss of luggage or property; damage; injury; accident; death; delay; expense; inconvenience or loss of enjoyment resulting directly or indirectly from any act; the weather; negligence; default or omission on the part of Cardinal Tours’ control. Passengers are urged to take adequate travel and medical insurance and medication against malaria if required. While every effort is made to maintain your itinerary, Cardinal Tours reserves the right to alter your itinerary due to unusual and/or unforeseeable circumstances outside Cardinal Tours’ control including (but not limited) war; riots; civil unrest; airport regulations; natural or other disasters;
weather conditions; technical problems wit transportation; technical breakdown in a hotel, apartment or guest house.

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