Embark on a 14 day escorted tour encompassing the best that South Africa has to offer in the way of scenery, wildlife and culture between Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Days 1 - 3Cape Town
Accommodation: 5*Bed & BreakfastUpon your arrival at Cape Town International Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Afternoon collection from the hotel for a scheduled afternoon City Tour - a geographical and cultural extravaganza showing you Cape Town from its historical beginnings to the dazzling modern shopping malls of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Return to the hotel for overnight.You will be collected for your scheduled full day Cape Point & Peninsula Tour - and awe-inspiring tour passing magnificent beaches, breath-taking views and historic & picturesque coastal villages to the towering headland known as Cape Point. The tour ends upon return to your hotel during the late afternoon.Embark on a scheduled full day Cape Winelands Tour. This is a delightful drive, which winds its way to the heart of the Cape Winelands through superb mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads. Return to Cape Town during the late afternoon.
Accommodation: 5*Bed & Breakfast
Depart Cape Town and travel along Route 62 to Barrydale for lunch. Continue to Oudtshoorn - the 'feather capital' of the world. Visit a working ostrich farm for a guided tour. Check into your accommodation in the late afternoon before enjoying dinner.
Days 5 - 6Knysna
Accommodation: 4*Bed & BreakfastEnjoy a morning tour of the Cango Caves - one of the natural wonders of the world. Continue to the lagoon side town of Knysna - the gem of the Garden Route. Embark on an informative cruise up the Keurbooms River before arriving at your lodge where you shall spend the following two nights. Freshen up before dinner at the lodge.After breakfast, get up-close-and-personal with nature at the Elephant Sanctuary. The visit presents you with the opportunity to touch, feed and photograph these gentle giants. After lunch, visit Birds of Eden - the largest free-flight bird aviary in the world. Optional: Whale & Dolphin boat experience before returning to the lodge.
Day 7Plettenberg Bay and Tsitsikamma
Accommodation: 4*Bed & Breakfast
After breakfast and check-out formalities, journey along the final leg of the Garden Route to the beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park. Enjoy a walk along the suspension bridge across the Storms River mouth gorge which offers visitors incredible views and photo opportunities. Arrive in Port Elizabeth at approximately 18h00 with drop-off the hotel.
Accommodation: 4*Bed & BreakfastTransfer to Port Elizabeth Airport for your flight to Durban.On arrival at King Shaka International Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel which is located on the Gold Mile - Durban's distinctive beach front. Afternoon collection from your hotel for a city tour of Durban, where east meets west; a city beneath which beats the pulse of Africa. On the tour you will discover the cultural and historical contrasts of the city. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon.
Days 9 - 10Saint Lucia Wetland Park and Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve
Accommodation: 4*Bed & BreakfastThis morning you depart Durban and travel up the Elephant Coast of KwaZulu Natal to St Lucia, located at the southern extremity of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park - a World Heritage Site. Here you embark on an estuarine boat trip which provides an opportunity to view crocodiles, hippo and numerous bird species, including the elusive African Kingfisher Eagle, in their natural habitat. In the afternoon you will transfer to the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve for an afternoon of game viewing. The Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve covers a combined area of 90 000ha and it was here that the white rhino was saved from extinction. Continue to the hotel for dinner on the terrace or in the classically styled restaurant.Enjoy a morning at leisure to relax or embark on one of the optional morning activities on offer from the lodge. Later in the day, embark on a scenic drive up the Ubombo Mountains, offering views over Lake Jozini. At the summit and as the setting sun transforms the sky into a tapestry of colours, stop for sundowners. The drive will be combined with a visit to a local and authentic Zulu homestead for a glimpse into Zulu life in today's world. End the day with dinner at the hotel.
Accommodation: 4*Bed & BreakfastToday you journey to the Royal Kingdom of Swaziland. This tiny mountainous kingdom is filled with bygone African traditions and culture and offers beautiful scenery and attractions such as game reserves and art & craft outlets to name a few. Travel via Big Bend and visit the Swazi Candle Factory where each candle is made and finished by hand using the age-old technique "millefiore". No two are the same and the range boasts an astonishing array of patterns, shapes and designs. After spending some time at the Mbabane craft markets arrive at your hotel located in the beautiful Ezulwini Valley.
Days 12 - 13Kruger National Park
Accommodation: 5*Bed & Breakfast
This morning the tour continues through Swaziland. En route you will stop at the Ngwenya Glass Works to see master craftsmen create beautiful sculptures and artwork from molten glass. At the Jeppe's Reef border, enjoy a showcase of the traditional Swazi culture followed by lunch at the Matsamo Cultural Village. Continue the journey to your hotel for late afternoon arrival followed by dinner. Early this morning you will depart on an open vehicle safari through the Kruger National Park. The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. At nearly 2 million hectares, the reserve is the flagship of South African National Parks and is home to an impressive number of flora and fauna. Return to your hotel in the afternoon and spend the remainder of the day at leisure. You will have the option to return to the Kruger National Park to absorb the tranquil beauty of an evening safari.
Day 14Mpumalanga and Back to UK
Continue to Johannesburg via the magnificent Panorama Route. The most spectacular stretch of the Panorama Route is the Blyde River Canyon. From many well-positioned vantage points one has a view of the 33 km long gorge, which starts at "Bourke's Luck Potholes" and ends at the "Three Rondavels". Time and weather permitting, we also stop at God's Window and the Mac Mac Falls. The tour ends with drop-off at your hotel or Airport
5* THE BAY HOTEL , CAPE TOWNSituated in Camps Bay, the Bay Hotel is the only hotel in Cape Town with uninterrupted views and direct access to the world famous Camps Bay beach. This elegant 5 star hotel features landscaped grounds with 4 outdoor pools and views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range. It offers spacious guest rooms a 10-minute drive fr...
5* ROSENHOF COUNTRY LODGE , GARDEN ROUTERosenhof Country House is situated on the outskirts of Oudtshoorn en route to the Cango Caves and Ostrich Farms. The renovated homestead (Circa 1852), with its yellow wood beams and ceilings and a tasteful collection of antique furniture, exudes an aura of authenticity. ...
4* THE HOG HOLLOW , LANGEBAANSet on a hillside, Hog Hollow Country Lodge is situated about 20km east of Plettenberg Bay, overlooking the Matjies River Gorge and Tsitsikamma Mountains beyond. It is an excellent lodge from which to explore the places of interest along this stretch of the Garden Route. ...
4* RADISSON BLU PORT ELIZABETH, GARDEN ROUTERadisson Blu Port Elizabeth is located near Port Elizabeth city centre and the stunning coastal scenes of this South African city. Acces to the city is easy and once in it, take advantage of the bus system to reach attractions like Greenacres Shopping Centre, Schotia Safaris Private Game Reserve or Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. ...
4* PROTEA HOTEL EDWARD DURBAN, KWAZULU-NATALProtea Hotel Edward harks back to a time of Victorian elegance. For the leisure, it has gorgeous stretches of golden sands, the warm waters of the Indian Ocean only 100m away and the promenade that allows you to walk from uShaka Marine world to Suncoast Casino... ...
4* GHOST MOUNTAIN INN , SOUTH AFRICA WILDLIFE SAFARIAt the foot of the legendary Ghost Mountain lies the relaxed and welcoming Ghost Mountain Inn, a country hotel in the village of Mkuze on the Elephant Coast of Northern Kwazulu Natal. Nature enthusiasts will appreciate the abundance of wildlife and the scenic splendors of this rich and diverse region. ...
4* THE ROYAL SWAZI SPA, SOUTH AFRICA WILDLIFE SAFARIThe Royal Swazi Spa hotel forms an integral part of the Royal Swazi Spa Valley resort. The 4-star hotel is sought after by many in search of luxury Swaziland hotels. It offers everything guests could ask for in one convenient location, with additional facilities to tantalise and entertain. ...
5* PERRY'S BRIDGE HOLLOW, SOUTH AFRICA WILDLIFE SAFARIPerry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel, set in beautiful grounds, in a colonial-style Lifestyle Centre – Perry’s Bridge Trading Post. Just minutes from Kruger National Park and close to the Panorama Route, a scenic region home to highlights such as Blyde River Canyon, Pilgrim’s Rest, God’s Window and Bourke’s Luc...
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Itinerary OverviewDays 1 - 3 Cape Town Day 4 Oudtshoorn Days 5 - 6 Knysna Day 7 Plettenberg Bay and Tsitsikamma Day 8 Durban Days 9 - 10 Saint Lucia Wetland Park and Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve Day 11 Swaziland Days 12 - 13 Kruger National Park Day 14 Mpumalanga and Back to UK
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