Essence of South Africa

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Essence of South Africa - Trafalgar
Essence of South Africa - Trafalgar
Cape Town


  • See Cape Town from the top of the iconic Table Mountain
  • Enjoy a lunch with locals and wine tasting in Franschhoek
  • Spot the iconic Big 5 in Karongwe Private Game Reserve
  • Get an insight into the traditions of the Shangaan people
  • Ramble in Johannesburg and visit the Apartheid Museum
Age range
5 to 99 year olds
Hotel, Lodge
Max Group Size
Jeep & 4WD
Travel style
Discovery, Safari, Wildlife, Christmas & New Year
Start in Cape Town and end in Johannesburg! With the discovery tour Essence of South Africa, you have a 10 day tour package taking you from Cape Town to Johannesburg and through Cape Town, South Africa and 6 other destinations in South Africa. Essence of South Africa includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.


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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive Cape Town (4 Nights)
  2. Day 2: Table Mountain and Cape Town City Tour
  3. Day 3: Cape Peninsula Tour
  4. Day 4: Cape Winelands Excursion and Cape Town Free Time
  5. Day 5: Cape Town – Greater Kruger National Park Area (3 Nights)
  6. Day 6: Karongwe Private Reserve Safari Game Drives
  7. Day 7: Karongwe Private Reserve Safari Game Drives
  8. Day 8: Greater Kruger National Park Area – Johannesburg (2 Nights)
  9. Day 9: Johannesburg Sightseeing
  10. Day 10: Depart Johannesburg

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Prepare for an adventure in this stunning destination with our travel guide.

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  • Accommodation

  • Guide

  • Meals

  • Transport

  • Additional Services

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  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

  • WEI HAO LIN's review about another Trafalgar tour
    5.0 - Excellent

    We're very much impressed by our tour Director A Del who is perfect--- caring, friendly, always ready to answer questions, very helpful.

  • Richard Sarmont's review about another Trafalgar tour
    5.0 - Excellent

    Loved it. Lots of fun. Great sites.

  • KimelaKluthe's review about another Trafalgar tour
    5.0 - Excellent

    Trent was a great tour director and managed to keep a very diverse group of people happy - and attend to all of their needs (some medical) while maintaining attention to detail for the rest. I can't say enough wonderful things about him - he's... Read more

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South Africa

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South Africa


Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.


These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Recommended for South Africa. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for South Africa. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Recommended for South Africa. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Recommended for South Africa. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for South Africa. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Yellow fever
Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for South Africa. Ideally 10 days before travel.


Cape Town is the starting point and Johannesburg is the endpoint.
Hold my space
TourRadar can request Trafalgar to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $99 to confirm this Trafalgar booking. The remaining balance is then payable 50 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 8 August 2019 the full payment of $3,770 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 50 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $3770 for Essence of South Africa, but the deposit of $99 is non-refundable.
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Covering a total distance of approx 2,411 km.
  • Cape Town (South Africa)
  • 4 km
  • Table Mountain (South Africa)
  • 4 km
  • Cape Town (South Africa)
  • 38 km
  • Cape Peninsula (South Africa)
  • 38 km
  • Cape Town (South Africa)
  • 1,616 km
  • Hoedspruit (South Africa)
  • 76 km
  • Kruger National Park (South Africa)
  • 100 km
  • Karongwe (South Africa)
  • 100 km
  • Kruger National Park (South Africa)
  • 434 km
  • Johannesburg (South Africa)

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