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Enjoy a tour of the best of South Africa, packed full of activities and ‘must-see’ areas from Kruger National Park to the Zulu Kingdom, ending in Cape Town, South Africa’s ‘Mother City’.

Day 1 Arriving Johannesburg

Upon arrival you will be met and assisted to your shuttle transfer service to the hotel. You have the remainder of the day at leisure until 19h00 when we all meet at the hotel reception for a welcome briefing on the tour and a chance to meet your fellow travellers.

 

Day 2 Johannesburg – Mpumalanga (Breakfast)

This morning we leave for Mpumalanga, dropping several hundred feet into the lush subtropical region of the Lowveld. Travel along the circular Panorama Route via Graskop, visiting the view sites of the Blyde River Canyon, one of the natural wonders of Africa; gasp at the glory of God’s Window, with a boundless view of mountains and fertile plains and finally a visit to Bourke’s Luck Potholes before heading to Hazyview. There is an option to enjoy an exclusive el fresco bridge dinner, overlooking the magnificent Sabie River (optional and for own account)

 

Day 3 Mpumalanga (Breakfast)

We have a bright and early start to the day to experience the wonders of exploring the Kruger National Park in our closed vehicle. Open vehicle safaris are available (optional and for own account). The Kruger National Park is an internationally renowned game reserve of nearly 2 million hectares that supports the largest variety of wildlife species on the African continent. Keep a lookout for the wonderful flora and bird life that abounds. We return to our hotel around lunch time and your afternoon is at leisure to relax. There is an option to enjoy an African dinner feast and an evening of traditional Shangaan storytelling (optional and for own account)

 

Day 4 Mpumalanga – Swaziland (Breakfast)

This morning we travel to eSwatini (Swaziland), an independent Kingdom within the borders of South Africa, known for its lovely scenery, crafts and colourful indigenous culture. An interactive cultural experience introduces us to the charming people of eSwatini and their traditions. We travel via the capital city, Mbabane, to the beautiful Ezulwini Valley for overnight in eSwatini (Swaziland).

 

Day 5 Swaziland - St Lucia and Surrounds (Breakfast)

This morning we journey through eSwatini (Swaziland) into Zululand. Our journey continues into the Kingdom of KwaZulu-Natal where ancient traditions and modern cultures of both Zulu and Settler have combined into a vibrant society living in peace and harmony. There is an option to enjoy an afternoon open vehicle game drive in the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve (optional and for own account). Arrive at your hotel in the late afternoon for overnight.

 

Day 6 St Lucia and Surrounds – Durban (Breakfast)

Guests have the option to take a morning boat cruise (optional and for own account) on Lake St Lucia, to experience Africa’s largest estuarine system, before heading off to Durban. An orientation tour of Durban, that travels along the Golden Mile, the beachfront promenade, The Point Waterfront and harbour introduces us to this multicultural, vibrant seaside city. The orientation tour concludes with a visit to the Durban Botanic Gardens before arriving at our hotel late afternoon.

 

Day 7 Durban – Drakensberg (Breakfast, Dinner)

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast or perhaps explore the bustling Umhlanga Beach with a stroll along the Promenade mile that buzzes with energy as surfers, joggers and cyclists take to this seaside playground. Then we head into the majestic Southern Drakensberg Mountains. We visit the impressive 300-foot-high Howick Falls, located in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands town of Howick. Our journey continues through the Southern Midlands Meander Route, arriving at our hotel, situated on a scenic World Heritage site, mid-afternoon. Your afternoon is at leisure to soak up the surroundings, or enjoy fishing, hiking and even horse riding in clean mountain air (optional and for own account).

 

Day 8 Drakensberg (Breakfast & Dinner)

Enjoy a full day at leisure to soak up the surroundings of the magnificent Southern Drakensberg Mountains. There are also many leisure activities to be enjoyed at the Resort. There is an option to join a 4x4 tour up the spectacular Sani Pass into the mountain Kingdom of Lesotho (optional and for own account)

 

Day 9 Drakensberg - Eastern Cape Coast (Breakfast & Dinner)

This morning we continue south to the Eastern Cape entering the fourth of the provinces and the birthplace of Nelson Mandela (fondly known as Madiba). En route we see the old traditional way of life in the homeland area known as the Transkei and stop for lunch (own account) outside the capital of Umtata. We continue via Nelson Mandela’s birthplace and house, arriving late afternoon at our accommodation in Chinsta East, on the beautiful, unspoilt Eastern Cape Coast.

 

Day 10 Eastern Cape Coast - Port Elizabeth (Breakfast)

We awake to the sounds of the crashing waves and have the morning at leisure to unwind with beach sand between our toes. The beach stretches on uninterrupted for many kilometres and the thick indigenous beach forest is a haven for an amazing variety of birdlife. We set off heading south to the Tsitsikamma Forest.

 

Day 11 Port Elizabeth – Knysna (Breakfast, Dinner)

After a leisurely breakfast, visit the Tsitsikamma Forest, which provides scenic walking opportunities.  A short walk to the Storms River Mouth offers some magnificent views of the gorge and river below. Arrive in Knysna mid-afternoon for check in at our hotel.

 

Day 12 Knysna - Oudtshoorn - Mossel Bay (Breakfast)

After breakfast, we travel inland over the spectacular Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, known as the ‘feather capital of the world’ because of its ostrich industry. We visit a working ostrich farm and then explore the famous Cango Caves. Walk around the famous Cango Caves with their magnificent dripstone formations of stalactites and stalagmites. Overnight in Mossel Bay.

 

Day 13 Mossel Bay - Cape Town (Breakfast)

Today’s journey ends in Cape Town. On the way we stop off in Albertinia to visit a well-known aloe factory. In this area, the Cape Aloe grows wild on many farms, and is still harvested in the traditional, labour-intensive way, providing a livelihood for unskilled, independent tappers. We drive via Swellendam, Worcester and through the Huguenot Tunnel before arriving in Cape Town in the late afternoon.

 

Day 14 Cape Town (Unescorted) (Breakfast)

Enjoy a full day at leisure. Perhaps join a sightseeing tour to Table Mountain (optional and for own account) or simply explore the city. Although a small city, Cape Town is packed with sightseeing attractions, excellent bars, cafes and restaurants as well as colourful craft markets. Alternatively relax on one of Cape Town’s many pristine beaches. Overnight in Cape Town.

 

Day 15 Cape Town (Breakfast)

This morning after breakfast, check out of the hotel by 11h00. The remainder of the day will be at leisure until your transfer to Cape Town International airport.

Cape Town Sunsquare Cape Town Garden

10 Mill Street Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa

+27 21 465 1311

+27 21 461 6648

Mossel Bay Garden Court Mossel Bay

Mossel Street, Pinnacle Point, Mossel Bay, 6500, South Africa

+27 44 693 2800

+27 86 682 1468

Knysna Premier Hotel The Moorings

George Rex Drive, Knysna, Western Cape. PO Box 109, Knysna, 6570

+27 44 302 7000

+27 44 302 7100

Port Elizabeth Garden Court Kings Beach

La Roche Dr, Humewood, Port Elizabeth, 6013, South Africa

+27 41 582 3720

+27 41 585 5754

Eastern Cape Coast Crawford’s Beach Lodge

42 Steenbras Drive, Chintsa, East London, 5275, South Africa

+27 43 738 5000

+27 43 738 5001

Drakensberg Gardens Hotel

Drakensberg Gardens Road, Underberg, 3257, South Africa

+27 (0) 33 701 1355

Durban Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge

14 Palm Boulevard Umhlanga Ridge, Umhlanga, Rocks, Durban, 4320, South Africa

+27 31 582 6000

St Lucia Anew Hotel Hluhluwe

104 Main Rd, Hluhluwe, 3960, South Africa

+27 (0) 35 562 4000

Swaziland Lugogo Sun

Main Road, Mbabane H100, Eswatini (Swaziland)

+ 268 -416 5000

Mpumalanga Hippo Hollow Country Estate

Hippo Hollow Country Estate is nestled amongst lush indigenous gardens on the outskirts of Hazyview, and is only a 10 minute drive from the world famous Kruger National Park.

+27 (0) 13 737 7752

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Eswatini(Swaziland):

Tourist Visa is not required for US and Candian Citizens, if their stay is not over than 30 days.

Travelers visiting Eswatini generally enter through South Africa.

South Africa:

US and Canadian passport holders do not require a tourist visa to enter South Africa.

  • Prices are for Land Only
  • All Prices are in USD
  • Prices are per person based on twin share accommodation
  • Add on airfare: available upon request
  • No Child discounts

Price includes

  • Domestic transportation indicated in the itinerary
  • Deluxe & Exotic Hotel accommodations
  • Meals and featuring regional delicacies mentioned in the itinerary
  • All visits and admission fees including entertainment shows mentioned in the itinerary
  • English speaking guides
  • Taxes and fuel surcharges

Price does not include

  • International flights (Home to destination & back home)
  • Tips (Gratuities to tour guides and drivers)
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional tours
  • Visa fee (if applicable)

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