Holidays to South Africa you say? Not the usual Wendy Wu Tours destination! While this may be true, we’ve loved branching out to different parts of the world is recent years and our customers have loved it too!
So, we’re delighted to show you South Africa the way only Wendy Wu Tours can with a meticulously designed itinerary packed with iconic sights, hidden gems and immersive cultural experiences. Our brand new ‘Kruger to Cape Explored’ tour is a 15-day romp through the highlights of South Africa. In typical Wendy Wu style, you will hop from river canyons to iconic national parks to ostrich farms to eclectic cities. You’ll spot lions and elephants before breakfast and sip world-class wines with dinner, all while delving deep into the rich culture and complex history of this glorious nation.
It all starts in Johannesburg where there’s time to visit the moving Apartheid Museum before heading into the dramatic Drakensberg Mountains to discover the natural wonders of the Panorama Route. One of South Africa’s most scenic drives you will experience the area where the plateau comes to an abrupt and dramatic end with incredible views out over the grasslands of the South African Lowveld. You will take a ride on the Graskop Gorge Lift offering astounding views of the forest canopy, before continuing to God’s Window, a panoramic viewpoint of the Blyde River Canyon.
Next, it’s into the wilds of the Greater Kruger National Park for three nights incredible game viewing. Unlike most other tour operator, we stay in a private game lodge giving you a far more tranquil and exclusive game viewing experience. One of Africa’s premier and most renowned game reserves, the vast Kruger is larger than some countries and is home to an astonishing range of habitats and wildlife, including the iconic Big 5.
The Garden Route
A quick flight down to the coast brings us to the start of the Garden Route and its magnificent coastal panoramas. Marvel at the dramatic beauty of Tsitsikamma National Park as you stroll across the magnificent suspension bridge that crosses the mouth of Storms River. Another highlight is the Featherbed Eco Experience, an enchanting adventure that takes visitors on a scenic boat cruise across the Knysna Lagoon, a scenic guided tractor ride, offering lovely views of the lagoon, ocean, and mountains and a gentle nature walk through the coastal forest with a delicious lunch in this picturesque setting.
We then head inland to quirky Oudtshoorn, once known as the ostrich capital of the world, and also site of the spectacular Cango Caves, a subterranean marvel with impressive stalactite and stalagmite formations.
Cape Town, Cape Town & the Cape Winelands
There’s then four nights in Cape Town to round off the adventure. We’ll explore the colourful district of Bo-Kaap and enjoy a Cape Malay cooking demonstration before ascending Table Mountain via the cableway for epic views of the city and ocean. You’ll spend a full day exploring the rugged beauty of the Cape Peninsula. Witness playful seals on a thrilling sea island cruise, embark on a scenic drive along Chapman’s Peak to discover the rugged beauty of Cape Point, where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet, and visit the historic Cape Point Lighthouse for panoramic vistas. Finally, enjoy a stop at Boulders Beach, famous for its resident African penguin colony, where you can observe these charming creatures up close.
On a full day in the delightful Winelands just outside of Cape Town, you’ll discover the charming Cape Dutch architecture of Stellenbosch before making your way to Franschhoek’s Boschendal Wine Estate with its picturesque vineyards and rich history. Here you’ll taste exquisite wines and savour a delicious lunch at Haute Cabriere, offering magnificent views of the valley. End this day with an unforgettable dinner at Gold Restaurant.
Your final day is spent relaxing amidst the cafes, restaurants, galleries and attractions of the vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Backed by the iconic Table Mountain, the oldest working harbour in the Southern Hemisphere is the beating heart of Cape Town where locals and visitors alike come to work, play, live, shop and dine.
We can’t wait to introduce to the wonders of South Africa, the Wendy Wu way!
Kruger to Cape Explored
15 days from £4590pp
Inclusive of Tour & Flights