Day 1: Half day city tour & Table Mountain (afternoon at leisure) or Robben Island
At first sight Cape Town seems to be quite small and neatly arranged. The reason for this is because of the massive " Table Mountain" that surrounds the town centre and seems to hold it like a bowl. Accordingly the terrain between mountain and harbor is called the City Bowl. Here lies some of the oldest parts like Oranjezicht, Tamboerskloof, Gardens and the Bo Kaap (Malay Quaters). The closer they are to Table Mountain, the steeper plots become. In the City Bowl there are, besides shops and offices, a number of tourist attractions like, for instance, the Castle of Good Hope, City Hall, the park of Company's Garden, the Parliament and many museums. All these attractions can be reached on foot.
Table Mountain is a sandstone plateau rising up above the Cape Flats. The top is approximately 3km wide, and at its highest point, Maclears Beacon, rises to 1085m. Over the centuries it has become one of South Africa's most famous landmarks. The steep cliffs and rocky outcrops, of the mountain is home to approximately 1470 species of plants, more than the entire British Isles!
Day 2: Full day Cape Point Tour
The Cape Point Route experience begins in Hout Bay, a picturesque village set in a fold of sea-lapped mountains converging at a lively fishing harbor hosting many tourism activities. Continue along the 9km world famous Chapman's Peak Drive a winding pass with breathtaking views of the vast Atlantic Ocean on to Kommetjie, known for being one of the surfing hot spots and a great bird watching area, make sure you do not leave without visiting South Africa's tallest cast iron lighthouse - the Slangkoppunt Lighthouse. With the chilly Atlantic on your side, the road winds past the tiny hamlets of Misty Cliffs (a popular surf spot) and Scarborough a beautiful Atlantic seaside village surrounded by the Table Mountain National Park with views of the Cape of Good Hope.
A little further down the road you may wish to meet South Africa's largest birds at Cape Point Ostrich Farm before heading to Cape Point, the tip of the Cape Peninsula where the Atlantic meets False Bay. Here you can experience the grandeur of one of the highest sea cliffs and the freshest air in the world! From there we head on to the famous Boulders Penguin Colony. So, if you are looking for vast open spaces, magnificent scenery, a sense of tranquility, and your blend of choice s a combination of mountain and sea with a touch of earthy elegance, the Cape Point Route is your destination of choice from which and in which you can experience Cape Town.
Day 3: Departing for Johannesburg with the Shosholoza Meyl Train ( 10h00 or 09:05)
Anyone familiar with the history of migrant workers in South Africa will instinctively now that Shosholoza is the name of a popular traditional African song favored particularly by hard working en whose work it was to lay railway lines. Meaning to push forward, endeavor or strive, it evokes a sense of pride. Today the song has become a favored rallying cry of our sportsmen and woman and their supporters. Altogether it reflects a sense of joy and unity. Imeyili is an old colloquial term used to describe a long distance train. By replacing Rail with Meyl a warm sense of history is restored.
Day 4: Arriving in Johannesburg and heading for Moholoholo Game Park for the night.
Forest Camp is situated on the slopes of the majestic North Eastern Lowveld Drakensberg mountain range. Hidden in a luscious rain forest, below Mariepskop, approximately 60km from Kruger National Park open gate. Nestled in a picturesque setting at the base of the Drakensberg escarpment in the Limpopo Province Lowveld of South Africa, Moholoholo has become a haven for the rehabilitation and care of abandoned, injured and poisoned wildlife.
Day 5: Head to Kruger Park
The Kruger National Park is an enormous nature reserve stretching three hundred and fifty kilometers along the Mozambican border and being sixty kilometers wide on average. On general most of the park exists out of flat grass and bush covered plains. Better known in South Africa as the savannah or bosveld. The border with Mozambique is clear because of the always present Lebombo mountain range that forms a natural barrier. There are a number of rivers flowing from east to west within the park.
Being the Limpopo, Luvuvhu, Shingwedzi, Letaba, Olifants, Timbavati, Sabie and Crocodile River from north to south. There are seven entrances to the Kruger National Park, or gates as they are usually called. Malelane and Crocodile Bridge in the south. The best reachable from Johannesburg the Numbi Gate and Paul Kruger Gate. There are also Orpen, close to Blyde River, Phalaborwa, Punda Maria and Pafuri more north.
Day 6: Kruger Park
One of the main reasons for the success of Kruger National Park in conserving animal and plant life are its facilities where one can rest while exploring the vast expanse of area the Kruger National Park covers are the various rest camps and bushveld camps. Although some people would argue that it is not a genuine experience to dwell in comfortable huts with swimming pools, bars and all kinds of facilities it does make the Kruger National Park by far the most accessible in the world.
Day 7: Heading back to Johannesburg to depart back home.
Cape Town - Includes all entrance fees, guided transportation and accommodation (B&B)
Johannesburg / Kruger Park - Includes all entrance fees, guided transportation, accommodation and meals (excluding lunches)
The tour can start from Johannesburg or Cape Town