At a Glance

Our Great South Africa Trip leads from Cape Town and the Cape region in a wide arch to Johannesburg.

In between you will cross the different natural landscapes and cultural areas of South Africa, visit the protected areas richest in wildlife and species. You will go on a hike of several days at the foot of the Drakensberg Mountains and take beach walks in front of the surf of the Indian Ocean, enjoy the cuisine and the wines of the country, pay a visit to Swaziland and get to know cities and pretty little towns.

If you want to shorten the route – due to lack of time – or if you already know Cape Town and the so-called Garden Route (Cape Winelands, De Hoop or Plettenberg Bay), you can change the trip accordingly. For a corresponding route from Johannesburg, the picturesquely situated Clarens is the perfect prelude.

Itinerary as PDF (in German) and request offer – the trip in pictures

Itinerary of our Great South Africa Trip

Day Transport to the next destination and number of nights Hotel
1 Arrival in Cape Town, car rental pick up at the airport (3N B&B) Underberg House
4 Drive to the Cape Winelands (1N in Franschhoek) 22 Van Wijk Street
5 Drive to De Hoop Nature Reserve (2N) De Hoop Collection
7 Drive to Plettenberg Bay (3N B&B) Safari Guest House
10 Drive to Graaff Reinet (2N B&B) Rietjiesbos Bed & Breakfast
12 Drive to Queenstown (1N B&B) Positano Bed & Breakfast
13 Drive to Matatiele (1N HB), starting point of the Mehloding Trail (4N HB) Masakala Guesthouse in Matatiele and local guest houses along the trail
18 Drive to Durban (3N B&B) Burnham House B&B
21 Drive to the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi National Park (3N) Mpila Camp (2N)
Hilltop Camp (1N B&B)
24 Drive to Swaziland (2N B&B in Mbabane) Ematjeni Guesthouse
26 Drive into Kruger-National Park (3N) Lower Sabi Camp (2N)
Olifants Camp (1N)
29 Drive to the Panorama Route (2N B&B in Graskop) Westlodge
31 Drive to Johannesburg (1N B&B) Lucky Bean Guesthouse
32 Drive to the airport, drop off rental car and return flight

 

Sample Itineraries

Duration: 17 days/ 16 nights
Services included: 16 nights accommodation as described, rental car for the whole trip (SUV, insurance without deductible), half day tour in Swakopmund (The Living Desert), desert elephant game drive at Brandberg, our fee
Price: from approx. 2950 € per person for two travelers (2021)
Duration: 17 days/ 16 nights
Services included: 16 nights accommodation as described, rental car for the whole trip (SUV, insurance without deductible), half day tour in Swakopmund (The Living Desert), desert elephant game drive at Brandberg, our fee
Price: from around 2650 € per person with 2 travelers (2021)
Duration: 24 days/ 23 nights
Services included: 23 nights accommodation as described, rental car for the whole trip (SUV, second driver, insurance without deductible), transportation to the start of the hike of the Mehloding Trail, our fee.
Price: from around 2800 € per person with 2 travelers