Kristy’s Intimate South Africa Tour

Private guided group tour of South Africa's highlights


Kristy’s Intimate South Africa Tour is a 20-day guided exploration of Cape Town, the Garden Route and Kruger National Park with some interesting and lesser-known diversions along the way. This tour includes a guide and comfortable bus and can be tailored to your exact plans.

Here’s what Kristy has to say about her dream South African tour:

This tour is a combination of Cape Town, the Garden Route and Kruger National Park. It includes the highlights of South Africa but also includes some slightly less famous attractions and the combination gives you a real feel of all that South Africa has to offer.

From the moment you arrive in Cape Town your guide will be there to show you and your group or family around Cape Town, the Cape Winelands and the Garden Route. Our professional guides have lived most of their lives in the Cape and are passionate about sharing all that this magnificent country has to offer. They are a continuous source of information and history not to mention entertainment.

This is the perfect itinerary for friends travelling together or even a family as mom and dad can relax while your guide enjoys a game of soccer with the kids or takes them on an educational hike, teaching them all about the multiple uses of the flora and fauna, and captivating their imaginations with “survival techniques”.

Contact me to plan your guided private tour of South Africa for your friends and family.

Day 1 - 3: The Peech, Johannesburg

Transfer from Jo’burg International to The Peech Hotel in Sandton for two nights in the big city. Spend a day visiting Soweto, the Apartheid Museum, Nelson Mandela’s Family House, the Hector Pieterson Museum and other significant landmarks in this historically and culturally fascinating township.

Meals: breakfast

Day 3 - 8: MannaBay, Cape Town

Fly to Cape Town and meet your personal guide and driver who will show you Cape Town, the Cape Winelands and the Garden Route over the next 13 days. Base camp is the quirky and luxurious MannaBay at the foot of Table Mountain. From here you can explore the whole of the Cape Peninsula with ease.

Your Cape Town itinerary includes these private excursions with your personal guide:

  • Sunset cable car ride up Table Mountain
  • Tour of the Cape Peninsula including a four-hour hike in Noordhoek led by the local troupe of habituated chacma baboons
  • Kirstenbosch Gardens and a three-hour hike up and down the back of Table Mountain
  • Historical tour of the city including the District 6 Museum and a tour of Robben Island
  • The V&A Waterfront
  • And, amazingly, there's still a free day for you to relax, shop or explore more of the many attractions in and around Cape Town

Meals: breakfast

Day 8 - 9: Rusthuiz, Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch is a comfortable hour away from Cape Town allowing plenty of time to stop en route for lunch and to taste some South African wines including the renowned Graham Beck and the charming Fairview wine farms.

Meals: breakfasts

Day 9 - 10: De Zeekoe, Oudtshoorn

Take the scenic drive along Route 62 over mountain passes and through the small towns of the semi-arid Karoo. Explore the town of Oudtshoorn in the evening to stretch your legs and settle on a dinner venue - of which there are many.

Meals: breakfast

Day 10 - 14: Kanonkop Guest House, Knysna

Spend the morning with a group of habituated meerkats and exploring the Cango Caves. Drive over the Swartberg Pass - a National Heritage Site - to the seaside town of Knysna.

In Knysna you have many activity options including a scheduled sea kayaking trip in Plettenberg Bay and optional boat cruises, fishing, watersports, nature trails, wildlife reserves, golf, craft markets, art galleries, restaurants and beautiful beaches.

Meals: breakfast and local drinks

Day 14 - 15: 138 Marine, Hermanus

Drive back towards Cape Town on the N2 coastal highway, diverting to the seaside town of Hermanus for a night and a good chance to see whales between July and November - which also the best time to visit South Africa for game viewing safaris.

Meals: breakfast

Day 15 - 16: Romney Park Luxury Suites, Cape Town

Cape Town is a short drive along South Africa’s most scenic coastal road. Spend the night in a luxury self-catering suite and choose between home-cooked goodness or a decadent splash at any one of a large number of excellent restaurants.

Meals: self-catering

Day 16 - 20: Londolozi Tree Camp, Kruger National Park

Say good-bye to your tour guide and new best friend as you transfer to Cape Town airport and connect to your flight to the Kruger Park in the far north of South Africa for a five-day safari extravaganza.

Londolozi Tree Camp is in the private Londolozi Game Reserve, which is part of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, which is part of the Greater Kruger Park area. In effect you have almost sole occupation of a 10,000 hectare nucleus surrounded by millions of acres of pristine game reserve. The lodge, the safari, the wilderness and the experience are an experience that is hard to beat.

Meals: full board including local drinks

Day 20: Departure

Fly from the Kruger Park back to Johannesburg and on home to start planning your next African holiday.

Tailor-made Itinerary

As with all our tours, we create individual quotes from scratch every time, matching the destinations and accommodation not only to your budget but also to your individual tastes and needs. Contact us now to begin planning your dream safari holiday.

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These tours are simply an indication of what’s possible. Our team of travel experts will tailor any itinerary to your requirements, travel dates and budget.


Prices vary according to seasonality, availability and your logistical requirements. Contact us for a FREE tailor made quotation today.

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