After an early morning breakfast we drive via the coastal suburbs of Clifton, Camps Bay and Hout Bay and then over Chapman's peak drive to the famous Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, which covers an area of 7,680 hectares. The reserve is home to eland, bontebok, grysbok, springbok, wildebeest, baboon and ostrich. Rugged cliffs, unspoilt beaches, shipwrecks and beautiful flora are the main features of the reserve. We will also visit the famous Cape Point lighthouse.
In the afternoon we take a short (1 hour) walk that is almost entirely downhill. Our destination is the Cape of Good Hope with a detour to Diaz beach. The trail ends at the famous signboard 'Cape of Good Hope'. We then return to Cape Town passing through the former Royal Navy base town of Simonstown and a visit to the resident Penguin Colony (optional). Our driving time today will be approximately 3-4 hours (200km). Stay: InnsCape on Castle Hotel or similar (B).
We cross back into South Africa and head towards Africa's most famous national park: Kruger. The park was established by the president Paul Kruger in 1898. It has arguably the greatest variety of animals of any park in Africa, with lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, black and white rhino, as well as cheetah, giraffe, hippo and many species of antelope and smaller plains game. The total census includes 147 mammals, 507 birds and 114 reptiles as well as 336 different trees. The camps are also excellent and the general infrastructure good. If you see all the predators you will be very lucky, however you will almost certainly see some of the big five and a huge variety of smaller mammals.
We game drive through the park to the camps, where there will be a chance for a swim and hot showers. We have two days in the park and on Day 17 both morning and afternoon game drives in our vehicle are included to maximise our chances of seeing the plentiful fauna of this great Park. Our driving time today will be approximately 2-3 hrs (140km) to the entrance to the park plust time on safari inside the park. Kruger Park Huts or Permanent Tented Camp (B/L/D).
15 Days Kigali Nairobi
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