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Discover the best places to visit in South Africa over 14 magical days. The main highlights of this trip will include the world-famous Kruger National Park, the rich cultural heritage of Swaziland and Zululand, as well as the vibrant coastal cities of Durban and Port Elizabeth. Experience Big 5 Game viewing, famous wineries and of course - the Classic Garden Route to Cape Town.
Duration: 14 Days
Upon arrival to O.R. Tambo international Airport, you’ll be met by your representative and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is spent at your leisure before meeting your guide at 7pm for a tour briefing.
In the morning, you will depart Johannesburg after breakfast and head for Pretoria, South Africa’s capital city, for a short orientation tour, before continuing to the Mpumalanga Province. Dropping several hundred feet into the lush subtropical region of the Lowveld, travel to Hazyview, the Safari Hub of the Kruger National Park.
After an early morning breakfast, drive along the spectacular “Panorama Route”, offering views of amazing scenery including the 26 kilometre-long Blyde river canyon (home to the three rondavels), Bourke’s Luck Potholes’ and historic God’s Window, a breathtaking view (weather permitting) of the edge of the escarpment taking in the Kruger national Park. You will arrive back in Hazyview in the early afternoon, where the remainder of the day is at leisure to relax or join an optional afternoon game experience.
Enjoy an early morning game drive (in open safari vehicle) in the Kruger national Park with a packed breakfast. Kruger is one of the world’s greatest national parks, home to a stunning array of wildlife. Search for the ‘Big Five’ (rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, and elephant) as well as prolific birdlife and numerous other game.
In the afternoon, you will return to your hotel and spend the day at your leisure. There are also options to join in on late afternoon game drives in open vehicles, which can be arranged upon request.
This morning, you will travel to Swaziland, an independent Kingdom within the borders of South Africa. An interactive cultural experience introduces us to the charming people of Swaziland and their traditions. Travel to the beautiful Ezulwini Valley for a true African shopping experience at the Ezulwini craft market.
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
After breakfast, continue south through Swaziland, before re-entering South Africa. Travel to the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game reserve. You may choose to rest at your preferred accommodation or arrange for an optional afternoon game drive.
This morning, you will join a cruise on Lake St Lucia (subject to weather conditions) before departing for Durban. Your journey will take you past traditional Zulu Kraals, eucalyptus plantations and sugar cane fields. Arrive in the early afternoon and the remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy the golden beaches of the Indian Ocean.
After breakfast, transfer to Durban (Umhlanga) Airport for the short southward flight to Port Elizabeth, where you will be met by our representative and once everyone has arrived, set off to visit the spectacularly beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms river Mouth (weather permitting).
Breakfast and Dinner included.
After a leisurely breakfast, enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, where you can take a trailer ride to the top of the Western head to enjoy panoramic views of the town and lagoon, returning for lunch under the milkwood trees. the afternoon is at leisure to further explore this charming town.
Breakfast and Lunch included.
Travel through the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, known as the “Ostrich Capital” and the centre of the world’s ostrich farming industry. You will visit an ostrich farm for a guided tour and light lunch, before taking a tour of the spectacular limestone caverns of the cango caves, one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ages.
Breakfast and Lunch included.
There is an option (subject to availability) to enjoy an early morning Meerkat Safari. After breakfast, the journey continues through the ‘Little Karoo’ to Barrydale, to visit a local farm school, interact with the children and teachers (subject to the school being open). continue to Franschhoek, a picturesque village surrounded by spectacular vineyards. In the afternoon, transfer to Cape Town.
Enjoy a full day at leisure. Perhaps join a sightseeing tour to Table Mountain (optional) 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. In the evening, enjoy a fantastic dinner & show experience – an evening of delicious Cape food, captivating theatre and entertaining tales and songs about the people of the Cape.
Breakfast and Dinner included.
Enjoy a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula, offering some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in the world. Drive through Sea Point, the seaside village of Hout Bay (where you can enjoy an optional seal island boat cruise) and then on to Cape Point where (by tradition) it is said that the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. You'll return to Cape Town by way of Simon's Town and visit the Penguin colony at Boulders Beach (entrance fee optional), Fish Hoek fishing village and Muizenberg.
Enjoy some last minute shopping (unescorted) or sightseeing. The optional Robben Island Tour which departs from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, offers a fascinating excursion or perhaps just wander through the variety of shops and boutiques catering for all tastes and budgets.
Later you will be transferred to the airport, harbour or railway station for your onward journey.
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