Cape Kruger Panorama Tour

This is a 12 days tour available all year round. It is possible to visit in May and September but not advisable. For inquiries, please fill in the form and we will contact you for booking and payment.

About Cape Town: Cape Town is a coastal city in South Africa, situated on an underground river called Camissa, translating literally as “place of sweet waters”. Initially intended as a supply station for Dutch ships stopping by, it soon grew to become the cultural and economic hub of the Cape Colony. Boasting a wide diversity of flora and fauna, mountains – from sheer cliffs which rise from the oceans to valley upon valley separated by craggy peaks, forests, beaches, winelands and wheatlands, even the traditional Cape Dutch architecture is modelled after the grandeur of the scenery.

About Panorama Route: Situated in the Mpumalanga province, Panorama Route is a scenic road in South Africa connecting several cultural and natural points of interest. A route which was once used as a transport road between Lydenburg and Delagoa Bay during the Gold Rush, it is now famously known for its many scenic mountain passes, waterfalls and geological phenomenon. Landmarks of interest include Lone Creek Falls, Libson Falls, Mac Mac Falls, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, God’s Window, Natural Bridge and the Three Rondavels.

About Kruger National Park: Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in South Africa, spanning across provinces Limpopo and Mpumalanga. This iconic park offers tourists the opportunity to explore the vast landscapes and spectacular African wildlife while on safari tours. It is well known for its high density of wild animals including the Big 5: lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos. Hundreds of other mammals make their home here, as do diverse bird species such as vultures, eagles and storks. Mountains, bush plains and tropical forests are all part of the landscape.

I T I N E R A R Y

Note: BLD refers to Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner respectively.

Day 01: SINGAPORE-CAPE TOWN                                                                      

Flight from Singapore to Cape Town with meals included on board.

 

Day 02: CAPE TOWN-HERMANUS

Upon arrival in Cape Town, we will travel to Hermanus and experience the best land –based Whale watching, with close whale encounters from the coast-line and spectacular acrobatic displays by the magnificent creatures. (LD)

 

Day 03: GANSBAAI 

Visit one of the main tourist attractions in Gansbaai and get the opportunity to have a personal, face to face encounter with a Great White Shark while cage diving in Shark Alley. From a securely structured and galvanized steel cage, witness these amazing creatures from a thrilling yet safe vantage point. (BLD)

 

Day 04: CAPE TOWN                                                                                       

Heaven and Earth Premium Boutique has an outstanding reputation as a prestigious international award winner and as the 8th biggest wine producer in the world. Experience a true connoisseur’s wine-tasting dalliance amidst the picturesque vineyards and wineries.

The cheetah outreach tour includes an audio-visual presentation, interaction with a cheetah ambassador, a tour of the facilities, and an exclusive viewing of cheetah runs (if weather permits).

Admist the Atlantic Ocean and Table Mountain, Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is situated in Cape Town’s historical Table Bay Harbour. At this entertainment hub, there will be many opportunities to shop and dine with over 450 local and international outlets, as well as over 80 restaurants serving a variety of food ranging from rustic al fresco fish and chips to starched table-cloth cuisine.

The Flea Market in Greenmarket Square is where you will be able to find African crafts and Curios from Cape and Cairo. It is well known for selling clothing, glassware, and hand-painted fabrics, and you can even bargain for items like music CDs, footwear and sunglasses. An interesting point to note-Greenmarket Flea Market once served as a slave market, fruit and vegetable market, and even a humble parking lot at various points in history. (BLD)

 

Day 05: CAPE TOWN

Table Mountain was awarded heritage status by UNESCO, and its Cable Car Ride and 1087-metres high Summit Garden Walk offers a stunning view of Cape Town, Table Bay, Robben Island, and the Atlantic seaboard in a revolving cable car. The Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company was formed in 1929 and since then it has provided high quality service to millions of customers.

The Ostrich lunch and breeding farm tour includes photo opportunities while sitting on an ostrich, and even a chance to balance on ostrich eggs, feed ostriches and meet with ostrich hatchlings & teenagers. We will also have our lunch at the farm, where you will be able to indulge in a meal of ostrich meat & egg. (BLD)

 

Day 06: CAPE TOWN

The Cape Fur Seals Colony Island Cruise is a 40-minute cruise from Hout Bay harbour to Duiker Island where you will get to witness the seals in their natural habitat. It is a Pelagic Sea bird sanctuary and the Cape fur seal has been a protected species in South Africa since 1973 under the Sea Bird and Seal Protection Act since 1973. These seals are the largest and most robust fur seals and are also known as Brown Fur Seals.

We will also be going on a broad walk on Boulders Beach which is a popular tourist spot due to the colony of African Penguins living there. The beach is made up of inlets between granite boulders, hence the name ‘Boulders Beach’. The African Jackass Penguins at Boulders Beach are known as the “jackass” penguin for its donkey-like bray, and have distinctive pink patches of skin above the eyes. They were declared endangered in 2013 on the IUCN Red List of Threatened species.

Cape of Good Hope is a rocky headland on the Atlantic coast of the Cape Peninsula and is the south-westernmost point of Africa.  This is where the Cape Point Lighthouse is situated, providing the best views of two oceans 200-metres above the sea.

Other scenic Cape Town attractions include Signal Hill where one can enjoy a 360° View of Cape Town, the 12 Apostles- a stretch of mountainous rock formations in Cape Town stretching from Table Mountain towards Cape Point, and Chapman’s Peak with breathtaking views of the ocean. (BLD)

 

Day 07: CAPE TOWN-JOHANNESBURG-NELSPRUIT, MPUMALANGA

We will visit the Sudwala Caves, which are the world’s oldest caves. In the nineteenth century, the caves Caves were used by Somquba, the brother of the Swazi heir apparent, as a fortress and many battles were fought at the entrance to the cave in a power struggle for the Swazi throne. Inside the caves are an ancient seabed with sculptures of nature and creatively-illuminated colossal chambers. There are several speleothem structures (cave formations), such as the “Screaming Monster”, which were formed 2000 million years ago.

Other than the caves, we will also be visiting Lone Creek Falls. It is considered a South African National Monument and is known as Panorama Route’s most exquisite waterfall, with 68-metres of water cascading into a natural pool amidst lush indigenous forest. (BLD)

 

Day 08: PANORAMA ROUTE

We will be visiting several scenic spots along Panorama Route, namely, Natural Bridge, Libson Falls, Mac Mac Falls, Three Rondavels, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, and God’s Window.

Natural Bridge is carved by Mac Mac River’s under rocks. A natural wonder of rare beauty, it is the world’s 3rd deepest canyon and was used more than a century ago when it was first used by the Voortrekkers and later by transport riders to cross the Mac Mac river.

Libson Falls is Panorama Route’s highest waterfall at 92-metres, cascading over sheer cliff in double streams over semi-circular rock faces. It was named after the capital of Portugal, ‘Libson’, which is also the name of a large farm in the area.

The Three Rondavels are gigantic triple spiral peaks of dolomite rock which take the shape of rondavels, a raditional bee-hive shaped hut built by the indigenous people as their homes. They rise 700-metres out of Blyde River Canyon and their domed heads are iced in green while their sides are stained with fiery orange lichen. These astounding geological formations are named after the three wives of the legendary Bapedi chief, Maripi Mashilef, who defeated invading Swazis in a battle near the area.

Bourke’s Luck Potholes are formed where the Blyde (Joy) River and Treur (Sorrow) River meet, and the force from the water of these two rivers combined with sand and rock particles wear cylindrical potholes into the sandstone bedrock as a continuous and centuries-old spectacle. These natural sculptures are named after Tom Bourke, a prospector who had hoped to find gold at the site.

God’s Window, the film location for ‘The Gods Must Be Crazy’ has an astounding viewpoint whereby on clear days, you would be able to witness the famous Kruger National Park from cliffs that plunge down 700-metres. It is essentially a 1730 metre Vista into Eden-like aesthetics. (BLD)

 

Day 09: GRASKOP-KRUGER                                                                  

We will be at the Kruger Big 5 National Park for the next 3 days. This park spans 2 million-hectares and is South Africa’s largest protected reserve. Today we will go for the Kruger Big 5 afternoon Game Drive Safari. The ‘Big 5’ is a term to denote the 5 most dangerous animals to hunt in South Africa; the lion, rhinoceros, elephant, leopard, and buffalo. On the game drive safari, you search for animals while traversing through the bush, using the narrow dirt roads which will take you past water holes, across rivers, through open plains of grassland, thick woodland bush and even down dried river beds. This will be your chance to look out for any animal tracks or even any of the Big 5 themselves, of course with the help of a qualified and experienced game ranger and local shangaan tracker in a land rover. Be prepared for a safe yet exciting adventure. (BLD)

 

Day 10: KRUGER 

Kruger Big 5 morning and afternoon Game Drive Safari (BLD)

 

Day 11:  KRUGER-JOHANNESBURG-SINGAPORE                                           

Kruger Big 5 Morning Game Drive Safari before boarding flight back to Singapore. (BL)

 

Day 12: SAFE ARRIVAL BACK IN SINGAPORE

 

Hotels Envisaged:

Region Western Cape Panorama Route Kruger National Park
Accomodation Options The Cottage (Upmarket Budget) Zur Alten Mine Log Cabin (3 Stars) Mjejane River Lodge (4 Stars)
Seacliffe Lodge (4 Stars) Graskop Hotel (3 Stars) Imbali Safari Lodge (4 Stars)
Inn on the Square (4 Stars)

Hotels Subject to availability

Land Tour Cost Includes Land Tour Cost Excludes
  1. All Accommodation, Meals & Activities as specified in the itinerary
  2. All Entry, Park & Conservation Fees, Taxes & Tourism Levy. All Transfers & Transport in air-conditioned (warm & cold) vehicle
  3. Complimentary bottled water.
  4. English-speaking Fully-qualified Experienced Guide and/or Driver.
  1. Flights
  2. Mini-Bar, Snacks, Beverages
  3. Pay-Per-View TV, On-Demand Movies
  4. 11 Internet Access
  5. Phone Calls
  6. Spa Treatments
  7. Shopping
  8. Gaming
  9. Personal Incidentals
  10.  Gratuities.

 

Land only cost per person in SGD:

No. of people Cost
 1  6279
 2  4278
 3  3611
 4  3335
 5  3208
 6  3116
 7  3000
 8  2955
 9  2932
 10  2864
 11  2818
 12  2772
 Children (under 12)  1725
 Single Room Supplement  388