South Africa Suggested Itineraries
 
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South Africa holiday package - Escorted tour introduces you to the highlights of South Africa including Panorama Route, Kruger safari, St Lucia, Durban, Knysna, Oudtshoorn and Cape Town.

kruger national park

A glorious 14-day Southern African tour, where you’ll see and savor the immense richness of the country. From the wilds of Kruger National Park to the cosmopolitan sophistication of Cape Town, you’ll come to understand why South African is dubbed 'A World in One Country'.

We offer 3 different accommodation options at certain hotels on the tour, which guests can choose from:
The “Cut Above” and “Premium” options feature upgraded accommodation at certain hotels on the tour (subject to availability at the time of booking).
 
2019 Rates:
“Comfortable Option”:
01 January - 30 April 2019 & 01 September - 31 December 2019: R 42 750 per person sharing twin/double accommodation (R 51 850 per single person)
01 May – 31 August 2019: R 39 335 per person sharing twin/double accommodation (R 46 985 per single person)
 
“A cut above Option”:
01 January - 30 April 2019 & 01 September - 31 December 2019: R 43 290 per person sharing twin/double accommodation (R 52 765 per single person)
01 May – 31 August 2019: R 40 125 per person sharing twin/double accommodation (R 48 115 per single person)
 
“Premium Option”:
01 January - 30 April 2019 & 01 September - 31 December 2019: R 44 195 per person sharing twin/double accommodation (R 54 365 per single person)
01 May – 31 August 2019: R 40 340 per person sharing twin/double accommodation (R 48 490 per single person)
 
Please note that the guests will be traveling on the same vehicle, but will overnight in different room types at certain hotels, depending on their chosen accommodation option and subject to availability of the chosen room category at the time of booking. (Comfortable / Cut Above / Premium).
 
Accommodation used:  Comfortable  A cut above Premium
Protea Hotel Wanderers or similar x 1 night Standard room
Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel or similar x 3 nights Standard room
Royal Swazi Sun or similar x 1 night  Standard room
Anew Hotel Hluhluwe or similar x 1 night  Standard room
Protea Hotel Umhlanga or similar x 1 night Standard room
Rex Hotel or similar x 2 nights Standard room Studio luxury apartment 
Hlangana Lodge or similar x 1 night Standard room  Superior room 
President Hotel or similar x 3 nights Standard mountain facing room Standard sea facing room

INCLUDES:
13 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, accommodation, porterage, transportation, sightseeing as specified

EXCLUDES:
FLIGHT: DURBAN - PORT ELIZABETH (DUR/PLZ) and departure tax on Day 8
Please book flights to depart Durban (Umhlanga) before 09h00. Tour departs from Port Elizabeth between 10h00-10h30 on Day 8
 
Departs every Sunday until 15th December 2019. All departures are in English. German commentary is available on selected departure dates (first Sunday of every month).

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Pilgrims Rest on the Panorama Route
Day 1: (Sunday) Johannesburg
Touch down at OR Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg) where you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. Johannesburg is the largest and most populous city in South Africa. It is also the source of a large-scale gold and diamond trade, due to its location on the mineral-rich Witwatersrand range of hills.
 
Spend the rest of the day at leisure, exploring the magnificent suburban shopping malls or take an optional afternoon Soweto Tour (own account). Soweto is unlike any suburb you’ve ever seen or been to, yet the history of struggle encapsulated here is a cornerstone of the South African story.
 
At 7pm we all meet up at reception for a briefing on the tour and a chance to meet your fellow travelers.
 
Day 2: (Monday) Johannesburg / Mpumalanga
Depart Johannesburg after breakfast and head for Pretoria, South Africa’s capital city, for a short orientation tour, before continuing to the Mpumalanga Province, known as “Paradise Country”. Dropping several hundred feet into the lush subtropical region of the Lowveld, we travel via the historic towns of Dullstroom and Lydenburg. After traversing the famous Long Tom Pass, we travel via Sabie and arrive late afternoon into Hazyview, the safari hub of the Kruger National Park. [Breakfast]
 
Day 3: (Tuesday) Panorama Route
After an early morning breakfast, we’ll 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.

We arrive back in Hazyview in the late afternoon, where the remainder of the day is at leisure to relax or join an afternoon game experience (optional and for own account). [Breakfast]
 
Day 4: (Wednesday) A morning 'Big Five' safari in Kruger National Park
The day begins with early morning coffee or tea, followed by a thrilling open vehicle safari (with English speaking game ranger) through Kruger National Park with pre-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.
 
The afternoon is at leisure at your hotel. Late afternoon open vehicle game drives are available (optional & for own account). [Breakfast]
 
Day 5: (Thursday) The Kingdom of Swaziland
This morning we travel to 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 Swaziland and their traditions. We travel via the capital city, Mbabane, and on to the beautiful Ezulwini Valley for overnight.
Overnight in Swaziland. [Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner]

Day 6: (Friday) The Kingdom of the Zulu's - Swaziland to Zululand
After breakfast we will continue south through Swaziland, before re-entering South Africa. Travel into Zululand, passing traditional round huts and endless vistas. There is an option to enjoy an afternoon open vehicle safari (optional and for own account with an English speaking game ranger) in the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve, which contains an immense diversity of fauna and flora and is particularly famous for its conservation of black and white rhino.
Overnight in Hluhluwe-Umfolozi region. [Breakfast]

Day 7: (Saturday) Durban
This morning we will join a cruise on Lake St Lucia (depending on favourable weather conditions) before departing for Durban. Our journey takes us past traditional Zulu Kraals, Eucalyptus plantations and sugar cane fields.
 
We arrive early afternoon and the remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy the golden beaches of the Indian Ocean. Overnight in Durban (Umhlanga). [Breakfast]

Day 8: (Sunday) Port Elizabeth / Knysna
After breakfast, transfer to Durban airport for the short southward flight to Port Elizabeth, where we will be met by our representative and once everyone has arrived, we set off to explore the magnificent beauty of the indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest. Visit the spectacularly beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River Mouth (weather permitting).
 
We’ll arrive at our hotel in Knysna, known as the oyster box of South Africa, nestling on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route. Overnight in Knysna. [Breakfast & Dinner]

Day 9: (Monday) Knysna
After a leisurely breakfast we’ll enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve (weather permitting), where we can take a trailer ride to the top of the Western Head to enjoy panoramic views of the town and lagoon, returning for lunch. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore this charming town set around a natural harbour lagoon. [Breakfast & Lunch]

Day 10: (Tuesday) Oudtshoorn
Travel through the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, known as the “ostrich capital” and the centre of the world’s Ostrich farming industry. We’ll 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. We will arrive at our hotel in the late afternoon, in time to check in and relax before dinner (for own account).
Overnight in Oudtshoorn. [Breakfast & Lunch]

Day 11: (Wednesday) Oudtshoorn - Franschhoek - Cape Town
There is an option (for own account and subject to availability) to enjoy an early morning Meerkat Safari. Witness these incredible wild habituated creatures emerging out of their burrows, in time to soak up the sun before they head about their daily activities (weather permitting). After this thrilling experience, head back for a delicious breakfast.
 
After breakfast, the journey continues through the ‘Little Karoo’ to Barrydale, where you will have the opportunity to visit a local farm school, interact with the children and teachers, spending time with them in the classroom learning more about the local farming community, before travelling to Montagu, a picturesque and historic spa town. (The school visit is subject to the school being open). Continue straight through to Cape Town, spectacularly set at the foot of Table Mountain. (The tour will travel via Franschhoek, if there are guests booked on the Franschhoek Winelands Option*)
Overnight in Cape Town [Breakfast]
 
* Franschhoek Winelands Option
Maximise your experience of the Cape Winelands, with an optional overnight stay (at a supplementary cost) in the picturesque village of Franschhoek.

Day 12: (Thursday) Cape Town (Unescorted)
Enjoy a full day at leisure. Perhaps join a sightseeing tour to Table Mountain (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. Enjoy an evening of delicious Cape food, captivating theatre and entertaining tales and songs about the people of the Cape.
Overnight in Cape Town. [Breakfast & Dinner]
 
* Day 12 for Franschhoek Winelands Option
After a leisurely breakfast, your story telling guide will take you through Franschhoek village, sharing with you the fascinating history of the French Huguenots and the Huguenot Memorial Museum. Enjoy a wine tasting before continuing to Cape Town, where you’ll be rejoining the main tour. [Breakfast]
 
Day 13: (Friday) Cape Town
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 and for own account seal island boat cruise) and then on to Cape Point where (by tradition) it is said that the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. We'll return to Cape Town by way of Simon's Town, where we visit the Penguin colony at Boulders Beach (entrance fee for own account), Fish Hoek fishing village and Muizenberg. Overnight in Cape Town. [Breakfast]

Day 14: (Saturday) Cape Town
Enjoy some last minute shopping (unescorted) or sightseeing (own account). The Robben Island Tour (for own account & time permitting), 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. [Breakfast]
 
Please note:
Visa conditions apply for Swaziland and passports are required.
Departure Point: Johannesburg Airport or Hotels.
Minimum 2 people - no maximum.

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