Kruger Safari Tours: Cape Peninsula, Hermanus & Kruger National Park
The Cape and the Kruger are two regions which feature prominently on almost every traveller’s South African itinerary, and for good reason. Radically different, and located at opposite corners of the country, a visit to these two regions will brilliantly showcase the diversity that the country is well known for, both easily combined on a South Africa Safari!
The Cape is a truly remarkable piece of land. Hemmed in by the Atlantic Ocean to the south and west and an intricate system of Fold Mountains on the inland side, it is possibly as un-African it gets without leaving the continent. The winter rainfall regime, strong summer winds, and unique topography have contributed to a high degree of endemism and a singularly unique floral kingdom, described originally by the Dutch settlers as Fynbos, or ‘Fine Bush’.
While big terrestrial mammals were never common here, there are some endemics to be seen, such as the Cape Mountain Zebra and Bontebok, while marine animals such as Southern Right Whale and Great White Shark can also be seen. Moving up-country from the Cape, the next port-of-call is the Greater Kruger National Park, a protected area of 19 485 km² which is home to all of Africa’s iconic big game species, as well as myriad birds and other smaller creatures. Combining these two areas, this Cape and Kruger Safari Tours will create a rewarding and memorable South African wildlife experience, one which will probably make you want to come back to see the rest of the country.
Top 5 highlights:
- Explore the beautiful Cape Peninsula, one of the world's most scenic areas.
- Go whale watching in Walker Bay.
- Go on morning and afternoon game drives in the Kruger National Park, seeking out big cats and other game.
- Get up close to Leopards and Lions in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.
- Go on night drives to see Lions and Leopards moving about under cover of darkness.
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Alternative Tour Name: Wildlife of the Cape and Kruger