Plan Trip Subscribe Contact
Home > South Africa > 11 DAYS SOUTH AFRICAN HIKE & DINE SAFARI

11 DAYS SOUTH AFRICAN HIKE & DINE SAFARI

Kruger, Oudtshoorn, Knysna, Whale Coast, Winelands & Cape Town

Gourmet & Wine, Great Walks, Wildlife & Safari

Highlights

  • Discover the iconic Big 5 in Kruger, followed by the Marine Big 5 in the world’s best land-based whale watching site
  • Experience abalone and oyster farm tours along the Garden Route
  • Option to dine in two of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants
  • Vineyard safari with chocolate pairing at award-winning wine estates
  • Work of the delicious calories with scenic hike at Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve and abundant soft adventure options along the picturesque Garden Route

Long famed for the abundance of wildlife, South Africa hides a lot more gems to unpack. Legendary culinary and soft adventure activities take centre spot in this unique twist of the classic South African safari.

After getting acquainted with the Big Five in our carefully chosen private reserve within the Kruger National Park, we journey down the Garden Route to discover the lesser-known Marine Big Five.

Indulge in oyster, abalone and vineyard safaris paired with tasty menus listed among the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, but don’t feel too sinful as you will get to hike the paradise-perfect Mont Rochelle and the Whale Coast with its dreamy coastal trails and fynbos-covered hills.

From

SGD 5,980 Per Person

11 Days 10 Nights
Suitable for Family

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01 Arrival in Johannesburg / Kruger

Arrival in Johannesburg / Kruger
Kruger
Lunch & Dinner included

Arriving into Johannesburg, connect your domestic flight to a private game reserve within the greater Kruger National Park area. Relax at the lodge before departing for your evening game drive in search of nocturnal wildlife.

Day 02 Kruger

Kruger
Kruger
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included

Enjoy morning and evening game drives tracking down Africa’s Big Five, comprising of elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and buffaloes, as well as other interesting species. This is a real wilderness experience.

Day 03 Kruger / George / Oudtshoorn

Kruger / George / Oudtshoorn
Oudtshoorn
Breakfast included

Depending on your flight time, you may enjoy another game safari at dawn before transferring on your flight via Johannesburg to George, your entry point to the soft adventure and culinary delights of the Garden Route.

Day 04 Oudtshoorn / Knysna

Oudtshoorn / Knysna
Knysna
Breakfast included

Start your morning with a sunrise meerkat encounter and watch them in their natural environment as they forage for their morning breakfast. Afterwards, we drive to Knysna, the oyster capital of South Africa and home to the annual Oyster Festival (usually end Jun-July). Embark on an oyster boat experience to learn everything about the oyster beds and taste the difference between wild and farmed oysters as you cruise the Knysna Lagoon.

Day 05 Knysna / Whale Coast

Knysna / Whale Coast
Whale Coast
Breakfast & Dinner included (only breakfast for One Marine Drive)

Famed the world’s best coastal drives, embark on a Garden Route scenic drive. Make a stop at Mossel Bay’s Post Office Tree at the Dias Museum Complex, South Africa’s first post office before arriving into your Whale Coast accommodation.

Day 06 Whale Coast

Whale Coast
Whale Coast
Breakfast & Dinner included (only breakfast for One Marine Drive)

During your stay, you may enjoy one of the guided coastal and fynbos walks to admire the rolling landscapes and chance encounter with unique wildlife. Acclaimed as one of the world’s best places for land-based whale watching, the Whale Coast enjoys arrival of the Southern Right Whales from Antarctica between July and November. Outside of whale season, you may still be lucky to encounter four of the other Marine Big 5: sharks, seals, penguins and dolphins.

Day 07 Whale Coast / Winelands

Whale Coast / Winelands
Winelands
Breakfast & Lunch included (only breakfast for One Marine Drive)

Boot up for a guided abalone farm walking tour at Heart Shed to learn how the aquaculture infrastructure keeps over 10 million abalones healthy! After the delicious abalone tasting, it’s time to get active with one of below two activities:

  1. 90-minute fat bike from Walker Bay sand dunes to the beach
  2. 2-hour sea kayaking along the coastline with dolphins and seals

Day 08 Winelands

Winelands
Winelands
Breakfast included

Start your morning by hiking Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve (8km). The Winelands is also home to some of the continent’s best restaurants, so reward yourself with impeccable lunch in Stellenbosch (i.e. Tokara, Overture, Jardin, Eike by Bertus Basson) or Franschhoek (i.e. Foliage, La Petite Colombe, Le Coin Français, Orangerie Restaurant) at your own expense.

Jump onto a Land Rover for a vineyard safari along the slopes of Helderberg Estate followed by a cellar tour and award-winning wine sampling. Thereafter, you have the opportunity to learn wine pairing with chocolates at Waterford Estate.

Day 09 Winelands / Cape Town

Winelands / Cape Town
Cape Town
Breakfast included

This morning, we drive to Cape Town where you will ascend Table Mountain by cable car (weather permitting) for a sensational view of the city bowls.

Next, enjoy Cape Town tour with a specialist, visiting the Green Market Square, Adderley St. and Flower Sellers, Grand Parade, City Hall and Castle of Good Hope. Hear the stories of District Six, Bo-Kaap (Malay Quarter) and the slavery precincts of Slave Lodge, Slave Tree Site and Church Square. Continue to Company’s Garden where the Parliament, Tuynhuys and St. George’s Cathedral can be seen, as well as the historical newsmakers of Rhodes, Smuts, Mandela, Tutu and De Klerk.

Late afternoon, embark on Table Bay food foraging experience. Work up your appetite by hunting ingredients from the city’s nooks and crannies before feasting on multi-course bounty.

Day 10 Cape Town

Cape Town
Cape Town
Breakfast included

Enjoy a full day out in the Cape Peninsula. Depart along South Africa’s most scenic routes passing by Hout Bay. If weather permits, we cruise to Duiker Island to view seals, sea birds and black cormorants before heading to Chapman’s Peak Drive. Ascend by Funicular to the top of Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and visit Cape Point where you can admire the world’s most powerful lighthouse.

After a sumptuous lobster lunch at a local restaurant, we visit Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens where you can experience the forest from a treetop canopy walk. In the evening, if you’d like you can enjoy dinner at Test Kitchen or La Colombe – both listed in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants at your own account.

Day 11 Departure from Cape Town

Departure from Cape Town
Nil
Breakfast included

Free time before we transfer to airport for your onward flights. Cape Town offers plenty of optional soft adventure opportunities such as hiking Lion’s Head, tandem paragliding and downhill scooter fun from Table Mountain, so if you have more time we absolutely recommend to extend your time.

Hotels & Tour Price

Category 1

Indicative Cost Per Person (SGD)

Minimum 2 Pax S$ 7,980
Minimum 4 Pax S$ 6,980
Minimum 6 Pax S$ 5,980
Single Supplement S$ 1,750

Arathusa Safari Lodge Kruger • Rosenhof Country House Oudtshoorn • Turbine Hotel & Spa KnysnaOne Marine Drive Boutique Hotel Hermanus • La Petite Ferme Franschhoek • Radisson RED Hotel Cape Town

Kruger

Kruger

Arathusa Safari Lodge (Suite)

Boasting a prime location within the Sabi Sands Game Reserve with a large waterhole in front of the lodge to enhance game viewing from the comfort of your lodge. (Refurbished: 2017; Rooms: 13)

View More
Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn

Rosenhof Country House (Luxury Room)

Fitted with antique furnitures and a lovely rose garden, this tastefully renovated homestead exudes authentic vibe at the Ostrich Capital of the World. (Refurbished: 2013; Rooms: 15)

View More
Knysna

Knysna

Turbine Hotel & Spa (Standard Room)

Boutique option with industrial-chic aesthetic and white-washed walls at the Thesen Islands. (Opened: 2010; Rooms: 24)

View More
Whale Coast

Whale Coast

One Marine Drive Boutique Hotel Hermanus (Superior Room with Sea View)

Built by the same team behind the award-winning Blackheath Lodge, this seafront hotel is within walking distances to Hermanus’ best shops, art galleries, restaurants and the Cliff Path where you can enjoy the world’s best shore-based whale watching. (Opened: 2016; Rooms: 8)

View More
Winelands

Winelands

La Petite Ferme Franschhoek (Standard Manor Suite)

Experience countryside living at the slopes of the Oliphants Pass and Middagkrans Mountain Range with arguably the most beautiful view of the Franschhoek Valley. (Refurbished: 2018; Rooms: 9)

View More
Cape Town

Cape Town

Radisson RED Hotel, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town (Studio Mountain Room)

Ideally placed in the bustling V&A waterfront with unique arts adorning the interiors and well-celebrated in-house craft food and drink scene. (Opened: 2017; Rooms: 242)

View More

Category 2

Indicative Cost Per Person (SGD)

Minimum 2 Pax S$ 9,980
Minimum 4 Pax S$ 8,980
Minimum 6 Pax S$ 8,380
Single Supplement S$ 3,000

Lion Sands Game Reserve Kruger Rosenhof Country House Oudtshoorn • Turbine Hotel & Spa Knysna • Lekkerwater Beach Lodge at De Hoop • Le Quartier Français Franshhoek • Cape Grace Cape Town

Kruger

Kruger

Lion Sands Game Reserve – River Lodge (Luxury Room)

Refined contemporary interpretation of traditional safari décor with top-notch game viewing within the premise of its private reserve at the heart of Sabi Sands. (Refurbished: 2017; Rooms: 26)

View More
Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn

Rosenhof Country House (Luxury Room)

Fitted with antique furnitures and a lovely rose garden, this tastefully renovated homestead exudes authentic vibe at the Ostrich Capital of the World. (Refurbished: 2013; Rooms: 15)

View More
Knysna

Knysna

Turbine Hotel & Spa (Luxury Room)

Boutique option with industrial-chic aesthetic and white-washed walls at the Thesen Islands. (Opened: 2010; Rooms: 24)

View More
Whale Coast

Whale Coast

Lekkerwater Beach Lodge at De Hoop (Double)

A cozy, intimate retreat at the exclusive De Hoop Nature Reserve where the mountain meets the private coastal reserve where the migrating Southern Right Whales frequent. (Opened: 2019; Rooms: 7)

View More
Winelands

Winelands

Le Quartier Français (Auberge Room)

Surrounded by scented gardens, each spacious room in this Franschhoek property are designed with contemporary furnishings. (Refurbished: 2017; Rooms: 21)

View More
Cape Town

Cape Town

Cape Grace (Luxury Room)

Set on a private quay adjacent to the V&A waterfront, exquisite furnishings of both original antiques and contemporary flavors are weaved with grandiose view of the harbor or the mountain. (Refurbished: 2008; Rooms: 120)

View More

Category 3

Indicative Cost Per Person (SGD)

Minimum 2 Pax S$ 15,580
Minimum 4 Pax S$ 14,580
Minimum 6 Pax S$ 13,980
Single Supplement S$ 4,750

 Singita Boulders Lodge Kruger • Rosenhof Country House Oudtshoorn • Kanonkop House Knysna • Grootbos Private Nature Reserve Hermanus • Delaire Graff Estate Franshhoek • The Silo Cape Town 

Kruger

Kruger

Singita Boulders Lodge (River Suite)

Situated amongst the boulder-strewn banks of the Sand River in Singita’s private reserve with front row seat to 45,000 acres of untouched wilderness, each suite in this luxurious contemporary hideaway comes with a fireplace, private deck, outdoor shower and heated pool. (Refurbished: 2014; Rooms: 12)

View More
Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn

Rosenhof Country House (Executive Suite)

Fitted with antique furnitures and a lovely rose garden, this tastefully renovated homestead exudes authentic vibe at the Ostrich Capital of the World. (Refurbished: 2013; Rooms: 15)

View More
Knysna

Knysna

Kanonkop House (Penthouse Suite)

Ranked among Top 25 Hotels for Romance in South Africa, this elegant property is perched on the edge of South Africa’s largest indigenous forest with access to the Knysna lagoon. (Refurbished: 2012; Rooms: 5)

View More
Whale Coast

Whale Coast

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve – Forest Lodge (One-Bedroom Suite)

Secluded free-standing modern suites with infinity pool, 180° ocean view and meandering trails leading into the magical Milkwood forest. (Refurbished: 2016; Rooms: 16)

View More
Winelands

Winelands

Delaire Graff Estate (Deluxe Lodge)

A state-of-the-art winery and an outstanding Relais & Châteaux restaurant nestled between majestic mountains overlooking the Stellenbosch vineyards. (Refurbished: 2015; Rooms: 9)

View More
Cape Town

Cape Town

The Silo (Superior Suite)

Towering above the V&A waterfront on the historic grain silo complex where the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) calls home, this modern hotel is a celebration of art, architecture and design of the highest standards by the stylish wand of Liz Biden. (Opened: 2017; Rooms: 28)

View More

COST INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis
  • Meals as stated
  • All transportation & transfer on an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Local English-speaking expert guide
  • All entrance fees in sights stated
  • One-way domestic flight in Economy Class from Jaipur to Udaipur as stated

COST EXCLUDES:

  • International Airfare
  • Beverages where meals are included
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses e.g. telephone bill & laundry
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance

ENQUIRE NOW

Kindly call us at (65) 6219 1359 if you require any immediate assistance.

Personal Particulars

    Travel Details


    captcha

    GET STARTED WITH YOUR PERSONALISED UNIQUE JOURNEY

    Call us at +65 6219 1359 or email us at enquiry@intriqjourney.com to start planning for a holiday that is completely tailored to your preferences.

    Contact Us