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Travelmarvel

Heart of South Africa

Cape Town to Johannesburg

Trip Code: AFT11
11 Days
17 Meals
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Trip Inclusions

  • 10 nights in premium accommodation
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director, local guides and expert game trackers
  • All flights within Southern Africa
  • 17 meals, tipping, game park fees and transfers
  • A private game park experience in Kruger National Park
  • Spend time at Monkeyland Primate Reserve, a multi-species primate sanctuary
  • Take part in African drumming, before indulging in a Welcome Dinner of Cape Malay cuisine
  • See the Cape Peninsula on a full-day tour

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices include tipping, transfers and all internal flights (including airport taxes, which are subject to change), as per itinerary
  • For those wishing to seek extra time and touring in Cape Town, pre-tour accommodation and Select Experience touring is available. Please contact us for more information regarding your stay in Cape Town, prior to the commencement of this tour itinerary
  • Perhaps extend your journey on the tour Cape Winelands (AFTW3). Enquire for details
  • Please note: Table Mountain Cableway closes annually for maintenance around late July-late August. During this time, alternative touring has been arranged.
  • Flights to and from Africa are not included
Africa Map 2024 AFT11
Cape Town to Johannesburg

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Insider Experience

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Start your journey in Cape Town, where we’ll meet you on arrival and transfer you to your hotel, located close to the tourist-friendly V&A Waterfront precinct. This evening, meet fellow guests and your Tour Director at a Welcome Reception.

Stay: Three Nights, Cape Town, Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Tonight, try your hand at African drumming before indulging in a Welcome Dinner of Cape Malay cuisine.


A city alive with creativity, colour, sounds and tastes, be ready to fall in love with Cape Town. The magnetism of the city’s icon, Table Mountain, takes hold as you ride the cableway up to its summit. Then, discover the intricacies of the city on an informative guided tour. During a free afternoon, perhaps choose to take a ferry to Robben Island, explore Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, join an African Heritage Tour or visit the Constantia Wine Valley.

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Discover the breathtaking Cape Peninsula during a full-day tour. This scenic journey takes you along Chapman’s Peak Drive to Cape Point. The most south-westerly tip of Africa, Cape Point is covered in endemic fynbos and home to bays, beaches and rolling green hills. Savour a light lunch before observing the penguins at Boulders Beach. Then, venture on to historic Simon’s Town.


Enjoy your Insider Experience before a leisurely evening to independently explore the lively V&A Waterfront.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Farewell Cape Town this morning and travel through the Karoo region, discovering the scenery of a well-preserved semidesert eco-system. Later, arrive at your hotel for a delicious dinner of local produce, including ostrich.

Stay: Oudtshoorn, Surval Boutique Olive Estate

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Tour an ostrich farm and come face-to-face with Africa’s enormous flightless bird. You may wish to take the opportunity to feed an ostrich by hand.


This morning, discover the subterranean limestone formations of the Cango Caves. Afterwards, take part in your Insider Experience. Then, join the Garden Route towards the charming coastal town of Knysna, where you will revel in a free afternoon to spend however you please.

Stay: Two Nights, Knysna, Protea Hotel Knysna Quays

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  • Breakfast
Knysna port with boats and houses

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Visit Featherbed Nature Reserve, a pristine slice of paradise on the Western Head of Knysna, accessible only by ferry.


This morning, perhaps join an optional boat tour from Plettenberg Bay, for the opportunity to view dolphins (April-May) or whales (June-October) and other wildlife native to the area (additional expense). Then, discover your Insider Experience. Cross the lagoon and join a park guide for a 4WD journey to the top of Western Head. Take some time to immerse yourself in the stunning view and later, perhaps embark on an optional bushwalk into ancient sea caves.

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  • Breakfast

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Make a stop to visit Monkeyland Primate Reserve, the world’s first free-roaming, multi-species primate sanctuary. Gain a greater understanding of these various species of primates and learn about the challenges that these furry creatures face.


Depart Knysna and continue along the Garden Route near Plettenberg Bay. After your Insider Experience, continue along the Storms River Mouth and through Tsitsikamma Forest on the way to Port Elizabeth. Later, check in to your hotel and have the rest of the day all to yourself.

Stay: Port Elizabeth, Boardwalk Hotel

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Arrive at Shishangeni Private Lodge where you will stay for the next two nights, relaxing in your own thatched chalet with a private deck.


This morning, board an included flight to Kruger National Park via Johannesburg. Then, travel to a private designated area of land within Kruger National Park. Excitement reaches an all-time high as you head out on your first game drive through the lodge’s private concession. Experience the thrill of searching for Africa’s untamed wildlife in one of the nation’s greatest game parks. Enjoy sundowners amid the breathtaking African bush, before having dinner back at your lodge this evening.

Stay: Two Nights, Kruger National Park, Shishangeni Private Lodge

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

You’re treated to a taste of South Africa tonight with an authentic outdoor boma dinner beneath the starlit sky.


An exhilarating morning game drive delivers the chance to track down Africa’s Big Five (rhinos, elephants, buffalos, lions and leopards), along with a host of other animals that call the park home. Then, during your leisure time perhaps relax by the pool or sit on the deck listening to the peaceful sounds of the bush. Afterwards, embark on your afternoon game drive.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Giraffes in Kruger National Park with green trees

Today, embark on your final early morning game drive. After, transfer to the airport for your flight back to Johannesburg. Settle into your accommodation for the night and have an evening at your leisure. You may choose to go out and explore the complex or relax in the hotel.

Stay: Johannesburg, Peermont Mondior

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  • Breakfast

Today, it’s time to say goodbye to your newfound friends as you depart for the airport and board your onward flight home.

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