12 Go
WHAT
12 Go

Find or Start your perfect tour

EUR 

Johannesburg to Cape Town via Addo Package - 13 nights

Discover the vibrant energy of Johannesburg known as “the city of Gold”. Then head through the heart of the country to Clarence and Graaf Reinet, which have played important roles in the history of the country.

Then get up close to the Elephants of the Addo National Park. See some of South Africa’s incredible wildlife while on a Big Five safari. Visit the Cango Caves and explore the ostrich capital of the world Oudtshoorn. Relax in the tranquil Knysna lagoon and enjoy the beauty of the Garden Route.

Explore all the attractions of Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain to its many historic attractions such as Robben Island and District Six. See the beauty of the Cape Peninsula and its beautiful sandy white beaches which beckon.

Day 1:    Johannesburg
 
 

Today, you will arrive in Johannesburg, often referred to as Jo’burg or Jozi by the locals. It was built on the deep gold mines of the Witwaterstrand and today is one of the largest metropolises in the world. It is not one of South Africa’s three capital cities, but it holds the seat of the constitutional court. You will be met by one of our representatives at the airport and assited with collecting your rental car.

Day 2:    Johannesburg (1B)
 
 

Today, you can spend exploring all the attractions of Johannesburg and Pretoria. We suggest that you purchase our optional Full Day Johannesburg and Pretoria City tour.

Johannesburg and Pretoria City Tour:
Spend the morning on a tour of Johannesburg, often called Jozi or Egoli by locals. The tour includes a visit to the business district and the bohemian suburb of Hillbrow to visit Museum Africa in the Newton cultural precinct of the city. Then go on a tour of the most famous township Soweto where Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu lived. Then the tour continues to the country’s de facto capital Pretoria where you will see the Union Buildings which are the seat of parliament among other sites.

Day 3:    Clarence (1B)
 
 

After breakfast you will travel to the town of Clarence which is 15km from the Golden Gate National Park. This small town has many artists galleries where you can spend the afternoon browsing or you could just relax at one of the small cafes and enjoy the slow pace of small town life.

Day 4:    Graaf Reinet (1B)
 
 

Today you will travel to the town of Graaf Reinet where you will stay on a farm just outside of town. The region is known for its rock art sites and many interesting fossils. You will be taken on a tour to see the rock paintings as well as see engravings made by a young boy while hiding during the Anglo Boer War. You will also enjoy a walk to learn about many medicinal uses of the unique local flora. Spend the day relaxing and delighting in the gentle pace of farm life.

Day 5:    Addo Elephant National Park
 
 

After breakfast you will depart for the Addo National Park in the Sundays River Valley which is renowned for its elephant population. Spend some time exploring the reserve on a self guided game drive keeping a look out for wildlife such as kudu and warthogs. Please ask our consultants about adding an elephant interaction excursion on this day.

Addo Elephant Experience:
Enjoy the exhilarating experience of riding a magnificent African Elephants. The guides will tell you about their natural behaviour and how poaching is such a threat that they may be wiped out by the end of the century. After the ride, walk with them through the diverse valley bushveld, ravine and forest habitat then at the conclusion of the walk enjoy a close-up view of the elephants swimming and frolicking in their favoured waterhole from the viewing deck at the boma. There is no guarantee that you will not be sprayed with a trunkful of water!

Room Only

Day 6:    Addo Elephant National Park
 
 

There is no better way to explore the Addo Elephant National Park than experiencing the crisp fresh air and joining the experienced game rangers on a full day guided game drive. They will share their vast knowledge with you and share some interesting facts about all that lives and breathes in this magnificent piece of Africa. Keep a look out for kudu, warthogs and eland.

Room only

Day 7:    Knysna (1B)
 
 

Today you will travel to the beautiful coastal town of Knysna, famed for its lagoon and oysters. Upon arrival you can discover Knysna by foot walking through town and visiting the famous Knysna Water Front. Recently, the town has also become a preferred destination among golfers, as the town boasts several world class golf courses including Pezula Golf Course, Simola Golf Course and the well-established Knysna Golf Course situated on the lagoon.

Day 8:    Knysna (1B)
 
 

Today, you can spelnd relaxing and exploring the scenic resort town of Knysna. You might like to purchase our Featherbed Exursion.

Featherbed Nature Reserve Tour:
Catch the morning ferry across the picturesque Knysna Lagoon to the Knysna Heads and the Featherbed Nature Reserve. Once at the reserve you will travel in a 4x4 vehicle through the ancient Milkwood forest, stopping off at various points to admire the vista of the lagoon below. Keep a look out for the rare diminutive Blue Duiker. This is followed by an optional 2.2 kilometre walk down to some ancient sea caves passing through some fragrant, pretty indigenous fynbos. You will return to the departure point where you will enjoy a buffet lunch at the restaurant. After some time spent relaxing and admiring the view over the lagoon, you will catch the ferry back to Knysna.

Day 9:    Cango Caves and Oudtshoorn (1B)
 
 

Travel inland to the Klein Karoo today and stop off at the famous Cango Cave in Oudtshoorn. You can choose the short tour of the impressive main chamber or choose the longer tour deep into the cave system which is not for the claustrophobic. (Not Included). In the afternoon we suggest you purchase our optional excursion and visit the Cango Wildlife Ranch where you can view many rare species such as flying foxes and lemurs as well as see cheetah and other endangered species. (Not Included). In the late afternoon you will drive back to Knysna where you will spend the night.

Day 10:    Cape Town (1B)
 
 

Today, will be spent travelling through the scenic landscape, ancient forests and rugged landscape of the Garden Route back to Cape Town. Once you arrive in the city there may be time to stretch your legs with a wander to the Waterfront where you can enjoy sundowners and a tasty dinner in one of the restaurants (not included). The vibrant nightlife of Long and Bree Streets are within walking distance of your hotel.

Day 11:    Cape Town (1B)
 
 

Today is yours to explore the beautiful city of Cape Town, but we suggest that you purchase our optional full day Cape Peninsula tour. (Not Included). Alternatively, you can catch the hop on and hop off bush which will take you to all the attractions. A trip to the Kirtsenbosch Botanical Gardens is also well worth doing to see the incredible diversity of flora which occurs in the area.

Cape Peninsula Tour:
Set out to discover the picturesque towns and beautiful scenery of the Cape Peninsula taking in scenic Hout Bay, the famous Chapman’s Peak Drive  with the sandy white Noordhoek Beach.  On your way back you will stop off in the historic naval town of Simonstown and visit the nearby colony of endangered African penguins at Boulders Beach. Then travel through the picturesque coastal towns of Kalk Bay and St James back to the City.

Day 12:    Cape Town (1B)
 
 

Enjoy exploring the City of Cape Town, taking in the sights and learning about its rich cultural history. Take a trip to the top of Table Mountain, the city’s most iconic landmark in the Cable Car and admire the views over the bay towards Robben Island. Next visit attractions such as the Castle of Good Hope. Learn about the struggle black and colored people faced under Apartheid while visiting District Six. Next visit the colorful Malay suburb of the Bok-Kap before ending your tour atop Signal Hill for the ritual daily firing of the noon gun.

Speak to one of our consultants about adding an excursion to historic Robben Island in the afternoon.

Robben Island Tour:
Catch the ferry across to Robben Island the infamous maximum security prison where many political prisoners were sent under the Apartheid regime. You will explore the island and be given a guided tour by a former political prisoner and see the cell where former president Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years. The island has a rich history and two other South African presidents Kgalema Motlanthe and Jacob Zuma were both also imprisoned on the island for their anti-Apartheid activities. The tour takes 3.5 hours including the ferry trip to and from the Island (Depending on the boat used as they have different travel times).

Day 13:    Departure
 
 

This is the last morning of your Johannesburg to Cape Town including Addo holiday package and after breakfast you will continue on to your next destination.

Tour includes:
All accommodation as mentioned in the program
Meet and greet at the airport and transfer by air-conditioned car with local driver
Car rental in a class B Incl. Super Cover
Route description with a lot of tips and suggestions
24 hour emergency contact number
All meals as specified (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=Dinner)
All services as mentioned in the program
All excursions and activities as mentioned

Tour does not include:
Visa (fees) to enter the country (check if applicable to you)
Flights and taxes
Airport departure taxes per person
Travel insurances
Entrance fees and conservation fees
Personal expenses like drinks, tipping, souvenirs etc.
Optional excursions and activities and their entrance fees
Other expenses not mentioned in the program

HOW WE WORK

Welcome to the start of creating your unique, personalised travel experience. Here are the typical steps involved in planning your trip with 12GO:

Once you have browsed our website and have some ideas about the kind of trip you want, our specialist travel consultants will help you to create the perfect itinerary to suit your needs. Your personal travel expert will help you with every detail of your trip - always ensuring at each step that your journey will be truly memorable.

Contact us by email and tell us which of our tours are of interest. Or let us know your ideas and preferences. Also please let us know when you want to travel, the numbers travelling and any other information you feel we might need in order to design an itinerary that matches your vision.

We will call you by phone within 24 hours of receiving your email. Your personal travel consultant will answer your questions, clarify your ideas, desires and expectations.

Using this information your personal travel consultant will suggest a personalised, tailor-made itinerary for you - complete with recommended accommodation and activities, prices and information about the area. Once you have read your itinerary, your consultant will answer your questions and revise it until you are satisfied.

Once you confirm the itinerary we will ask you to pay your deposit so we can complete and confirm all bookings.

Your personal travel consultant will maintain ongoing contact with you and is here to answer your questions and concerns - he/she will continue to check that all arrangements are in place.

About two weeks before your departure you will receive your personal detailed day-to-day itinerary of your upcoming trip, as well as additional information such as cultural etiquette and other recommendations that will help you to maximise your experience.

During your trip your personal travel consultant will continue to be available to ensure that your travel experience is running smoothly and to your expectations.

"What a good sugegstion to travel via teh beautiful Garden Route to Cape Town. The scenery was stunning. The guesthouses and hotels were very clean and service was excellant."

Marion and Eric Snodgrass (United States)

Michael English - Sales 12GoSoutherAfricaHi, My name is Michael and I will be your Southern Africa travel expert. I grew up in the bush in Zimbabwe and have lived in Cape Town for the last five years.

I am always looking for something different to add to our itineraries which will offer you an authentic African experience. I look forward to introducing you to all the wonders of southern Africa from the beautiful Cape Winelands to safaris in Kruger, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and beyond.

Contact >>

Johannesburg to Cape Town via Addo Package - 13 nights

Discover the vibrant energy of Johannesburg known as “the city of Gold”. Then head through the heart of the country to Clarence and Graaf Reinet, which have played important roles in the history of the country.

Then get up close to the Elephants of the Addo National Park. See some of South Africa’s incredible wildlife while on a Big Five safari. Visit the Cango Caves and explore the ostrich capital of the world Oudtshoorn. Relax in the tranquil Knysna lagoon and enjoy the beauty of the Garden Route.

Explore all the attractions of Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain to its many historic attractions such as Robben Island and District Six. See the beauty of the Cape Peninsula and its beautiful sandy white beaches which beckon.

Day 1:    Johannesburg
 
 

Today, you will arrive in Johannesburg, often referred to as Jo’burg or Jozi by the locals. It was built on the deep gold mines of the Witwaterstrand and today is one of the largest metropolises in the world. It is not one of South Africa’s three capital cities, but it holds the seat of the constitutional court. You will be met by one of our representatives at the airport and assited with collecting your rental car.

Day 2:    Johannesburg (1B)
 
 

Today, you can spend exploring all the attractions of Johannesburg and Pretoria. We suggest that you purchase our optional Full Day Johannesburg and Pretoria City tour.

Johannesburg and Pretoria City Tour:
Spend the morning on a tour of Johannesburg, often called Jozi or Egoli by locals. The tour includes a visit to the business district and the bohemian suburb of Hillbrow to visit Museum Africa in the Newton cultural precinct of the city. Then go on a tour of the most famous township Soweto where Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu lived. Then the tour continues to the country’s de facto capital Pretoria where you will see the Union Buildings which are the seat of parliament among other sites.

Day 3:    Clarence (1B)
 
 

After breakfast you will travel to the town of Clarence which is 15km from the Golden Gate National Park. This small town has many artists galleries where you can spend the afternoon browsing or you could just relax at one of the small cafes and enjoy the slow pace of small town life.

Day 4:    Graaf Reinet (1B)
 
 

Today you will travel to the town of Graaf Reinet where you will stay on a farm just outside of town. The region is known for its rock art sites and many interesting fossils. You will be taken on a tour to see the rock paintings as well as see engravings made by a young boy while hiding during the Anglo Boer War. You will also enjoy a walk to learn about many medicinal uses of the unique local flora. Spend the day relaxing and delighting in the gentle pace of farm life.

Day 5:    Addo Elephant National Park
 
 

After breakfast you will depart for the Addo National Park in the Sundays River Valley which is renowned for its elephant population. Spend some time exploring the reserve on a self guided game drive keeping a look out for wildlife such as kudu and warthogs. Please ask our consultants about adding an elephant interaction excursion on this day.

Addo Elephant Experience:
Enjoy the exhilarating experience of riding a magnificent African Elephants. The guides will tell you about their natural behaviour and how poaching is such a threat that they may be wiped out by the end of the century. After the ride, walk with them through the diverse valley bushveld, ravine and forest habitat then at the conclusion of the walk enjoy a close-up view of the elephants swimming and frolicking in their favoured waterhole from the viewing deck at the boma. There is no guarantee that you will not be sprayed with a trunkful of water!

Room Only

Day 6:    Addo Elephant National Park
 
 

There is no better way to explore the Addo Elephant National Park than experiencing the crisp fresh air and joining the experienced game rangers on a full day guided game drive. They will share their vast knowledge with you and share some interesting facts about all that lives and breathes in this magnificent piece of Africa. Keep a look out for kudu, warthogs and eland.

Room only

Day 7:    Knysna (1B)
 
 

Today you will travel to the beautiful coastal town of Knysna, famed for its lagoon and oysters. Upon arrival you can discover Knysna by foot walking through town and visiting the famous Knysna Water Front. Recently, the town has also become a preferred destination among golfers, as the town boasts several world class golf courses including Pezula Golf Course, Simola Golf Course and the well-established Knysna Golf Course situated on the lagoon.

Day 8:    Knysna (1B)
 
 

Today, you can spelnd relaxing and exploring the scenic resort town of Knysna. You might like to purchase our Featherbed Exursion.

Featherbed Nature Reserve Tour:
Catch the morning ferry across the picturesque Knysna Lagoon to the Knysna Heads and the Featherbed Nature Reserve. Once at the reserve you will travel in a 4x4 vehicle through the ancient Milkwood forest, stopping off at various points to admire the vista of the lagoon below. Keep a look out for the rare diminutive Blue Duiker. This is followed by an optional 2.2 kilometre walk down to some ancient sea caves passing through some fragrant, pretty indigenous fynbos. You will return to the departure point where you will enjoy a buffet lunch at the restaurant. After some time spent relaxing and admiring the view over the lagoon, you will catch the ferry back to Knysna.

Day 9:    Cango Caves and Oudtshoorn (1B)
 
 

Travel inland to the Klein Karoo today and stop off at the famous Cango Cave in Oudtshoorn. You can choose the short tour of the impressive main chamber or choose the longer tour deep into the cave system which is not for the claustrophobic. (Not Included). In the afternoon we suggest you purchase our optional excursion and visit the Cango Wildlife Ranch where you can view many rare species such as flying foxes and lemurs as well as see cheetah and other endangered species. (Not Included). In the late afternoon you will drive back to Knysna where you will spend the night.

Day 10:    Cape Town (1B)
 
 

Today, will be spent travelling through the scenic landscape, ancient forests and rugged landscape of the Garden Route back to Cape Town. Once you arrive in the city there may be time to stretch your legs with a wander to the Waterfront where you can enjoy sundowners and a tasty dinner in one of the restaurants (not included). The vibrant nightlife of Long and Bree Streets are within walking distance of your hotel.

Day 11:    Cape Town (1B)
 
 

Today is yours to explore the beautiful city of Cape Town, but we suggest that you purchase our optional full day Cape Peninsula tour. (Not Included). Alternatively, you can catch the hop on and hop off bush which will take you to all the attractions. A trip to the Kirtsenbosch Botanical Gardens is also well worth doing to see the incredible diversity of flora which occurs in the area.

Cape Peninsula Tour:
Set out to discover the picturesque towns and beautiful scenery of the Cape Peninsula taking in scenic Hout Bay, the famous Chapman’s Peak Drive  with the sandy white Noordhoek Beach.  On your way back you will stop off in the historic naval town of Simonstown and visit the nearby colony of endangered African penguins at Boulders Beach. Then travel through the picturesque coastal towns of Kalk Bay and St James back to the City.

Day 12:    Cape Town (1B)
 
 

Enjoy exploring the City of Cape Town, taking in the sights and learning about its rich cultural history. Take a trip to the top of Table Mountain, the city’s most iconic landmark in the Cable Car and admire the views over the bay towards Robben Island. Next visit attractions such as the Castle of Good Hope. Learn about the struggle black and colored people faced under Apartheid while visiting District Six. Next visit the colorful Malay suburb of the Bok-Kap before ending your tour atop Signal Hill for the ritual daily firing of the noon gun.

Speak to one of our consultants about adding an excursion to historic Robben Island in the afternoon.

Robben Island Tour:
Catch the ferry across to Robben Island the infamous maximum security prison where many political prisoners were sent under the Apartheid regime. You will explore the island and be given a guided tour by a former political prisoner and see the cell where former president Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years. The island has a rich history and two other South African presidents Kgalema Motlanthe and Jacob Zuma were both also imprisoned on the island for their anti-Apartheid activities. The tour takes 3.5 hours including the ferry trip to and from the Island (Depending on the boat used as they have different travel times).

Day 13:    Departure
 
 

This is the last morning of your Johannesburg to Cape Town including Addo holiday package and after breakfast you will continue on to your next destination.

Tour includes:
All accommodation as mentioned in the program
Meet and greet at the airport and transfer by air-conditioned car with local driver
Car rental in a class B Incl. Super Cover
Route description with a lot of tips and suggestions
24 hour emergency contact number
All meals as specified (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=Dinner)
All services as mentioned in the program
All excursions and activities as mentioned

Tour does not include:
Visa (fees) to enter the country (check if applicable to you)
Flights and taxes
Airport departure taxes per person
Travel insurances
Entrance fees and conservation fees
Personal expenses like drinks, tipping, souvenirs etc.
Optional excursions and activities and their entrance fees
Other expenses not mentioned in the program

HOW WE WORK

Welcome to the start of creating your unique, personalised travel experience. Here are the typical steps involved in planning your trip with 12GO:

Once you have browsed our website and have some ideas about the kind of trip you want, our specialist travel consultants will help you to create the perfect itinerary to suit your needs. Your personal travel expert will help you with every detail of your trip - always ensuring at each step that your journey will be truly memorable.

Contact us by email and tell us which of our tours are of interest. Or let us know your ideas and preferences. Also please let us know when you want to travel, the numbers travelling and any other information you feel we might need in order to design an itinerary that matches your vision.

We will call you by phone within 24 hours of receiving your email. Your personal travel consultant will answer your questions, clarify your ideas, desires and expectations.

Using this information your personal travel consultant will suggest a personalised, tailor-made itinerary for you - complete with recommended accommodation and activities, prices and information about the area. Once you have read your itinerary, your consultant will answer your questions and revise it until you are satisfied.

Once you confirm the itinerary we will ask you to pay your deposit so we can complete and confirm all bookings.

Your personal travel consultant will maintain ongoing contact with you and is here to answer your questions and concerns - he/she will continue to check that all arrangements are in place.

About two weeks before your departure you will receive your personal detailed day-to-day itinerary of your upcoming trip, as well as additional information such as cultural etiquette and other recommendations that will help you to maximise your experience.

During your trip your personal travel consultant will continue to be available to ensure that your travel experience is running smoothly and to your expectations.

"What a good sugegstion to travel via teh beautiful Garden Route to Cape Town. The scenery was stunning. The guesthouses and hotels were very clean and service was excellant."

Marion and Eric Snodgrass (United States)

Michael English - Sales 12GoSoutherAfricaHi, My name is Michael and I will be your Southern Africa travel expert. I grew up in the bush in Zimbabwe and have lived in Cape Town for the last five years.

I am always looking for something different to add to our itineraries which will offer you an authentic African experience. I look forward to introducing you to all the wonders of southern Africa from the beautiful Cape Winelands to safaris in Kruger, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and beyond.

Contact >>
Herd of elephants in the Addo National Park

Highlights

• See all the attractions of the city of Gold - Johannesburg
• Get up close to African Elephants in the Garden Route
• Visit Oudtshoorn and the Cango Caves in the Garden Route 
• Experience life in laid back Cape Town

Best time to go:

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
HOME © 12GOTRAVELWITHFRIENDS PRIVACY POLICY SITEMAP