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'.

Rates per person sharing or (single):
May - August 2017: R34 600 (R41 260 single)
September - December 2017: R37 580 (R46 710 single)
January - April 2018: R 39 950 (R 48 900 single)
May - August 2018: R 37 030 (R 44 650 single)
September - December 2018: R 39 950 (R 48 900 single)

Departs every Sunday.

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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). At 7pm we all meet up at reception for a briefing on the tour and a chance to meet your fellow travelers.
 
Afternoon Soweto Tour – Priced from R 840 per person
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.

Accommodation: Protea Hotel Wanderers (standard room) or similar.
 
Day 2: (Monday) Johannesburg / Mpumalanga (B)
Depart by 08h00 leaving Johannesburg’s distinctive skyline behind and head for Pretoria, South Africa’s capital city, for a short orientation tour before continuing to Mpumalanga. 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.

Accommodation: Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel (standard room) or similar.
Distance traveled today: 425 kms
 
Day 3: (Tuesday) Panorama Route (B)
After a sumptuous early morning breakfast, we journey up the awe inspiring Panorama Route with its forested mountains and fertile plains. After viewing the Blyde River Canyon (home to the Three Rondawels), Bourke’s Luck Potholes and God’s Window we arrive back in Hazyview in the early afternoon.
 
The free time allows for a lazy afternoon relaxing around the pool or an exciting afternoon game experience in the Kruger National Park (own account).
 
Kruger National Park – Afternoon Open Vehicle Safari – Priced from R 1 350 per person  
For the wildlife enthusiasts a second open vehicle safari in one of the world’s most renowned game reserves.
 
Accommodation: Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel (standard room) or similar.
Distance traveled today: 320 kms
 
Day 4: (Wednesday) A morning 'Big Five' safari in Kruger National Park (B)
Set off before breakfast for a morning in search of lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, leopard, and all manner of wondrous bird and plant species in the Kruger National Park. 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. Savour the magic of this enormous wilderness.
 
We return to Hazyview around lunch time and you have the afternoon at leisure. For the wildlife enthusiast, an additional afternoon game drive in the park or an unforgettable elephant interaction is available as an optional extra (own account).  
 
Kruger National Park – Afternoon Open Vehicle Safari – Priced from R 1 350 per person  
For the wildlife enthusiasts a second open vehicle safari in one of the world’s most renowned game reserves.
 
Accommodation: Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel (standard room) or similar.
Distance traveled today: 120 kms
 
Day 5: (Thursday) The Kingdom of Swaziland (BLD)
Enjoy an enchanting drive to the tiny Kingdom of Swaziland, a former British Protection Territory, now ruled by King MsWati III. An interactive cultural experience introduces us to the charming people of Swaziland and their traditions. We continue through the capital city, Mbabane, and on to the beautiful Ezulwini Valley for a true African shopping experience at the vibrant Ezulwini Craft Market which is packed with woven baskets, beadwork and carvings.
 
Accommodation: Royal Swazi Spa Hotel (standard room) or similar (Swaziland).
Distance traveled today: 310 kms

Day 6: (Friday) The Kingdom of the Zulu's - Swaziland to Zululand (B)
After a leisurely breakfast we travel south through Swaziland, before re-entering South Africa into Zululand, passing traditional round huts and endless vistas. 
 
We arrive mid-afternoon at our hotel in the Umfolozi area. There is an option to enjoy an afternoon open vehicle safari (optional and for own account with an English speaking Safari Guide) 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.
 
Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park – Afternoon Open Vehicle – Priced from R 770 per person
Enjoy an afternoon, 3 hour open vehicle safari into the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park, Africa’s oldest game reserve and world renowned for its highly successful white rhino conservation program.
 
Accommodation: Anew Hotel Hluhluwe and Safaris (standard room) or similar
Distance traveled today: 360 kms

Day 7: (Saturday) Durban (B)
This morning enjoy a cruise on Lake St Lucia (depending on favourable weather conditions) before departing for Durban. Hug the lush KwaZulu-Natal coastline en route to Durban, watching the sugar cane fields do their own version of the Mexican wave at the urging of the wind. 
We arrive into Durban early afternoon and the remainder of the afternoon is at leisure, to enjoy the golden beaches and warm waters of the Indian Ocean, take a stroll along the lively promenade or enjoy an afternoon tour of Durban (Priced from R1 100 per person - optional) - Discover the East Coast’s cultural melting pot with a unique atmosphere and beckoning beaches..
 
Accommodation: Protea Hotel Umhlanga (standard room) or similar
Distance traveled today: 275 kms

Day 8: (Sunday) Port Elizabeth / Knysna (BD)
We enjoy breakfast before being collected and transferred to the airport for a morning flight (cost of flight not included) to Port Elizabeth. 
We will be met by our Tour Guide and once everyone has arrived, we set off to explore the Tsitsikamma section of the Garden Route National Park.  Visit the spectacularly beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River Mouth (weather permitting).
 
Late this afternoon we arrive in Knysna, perhaps South Africa’s most visually stunning resort, in the heart of the famous Garden Route.
 
Accommodation: Rex Hotel (standard room) or similar
Distance traveled today: 360 kms

Day 9: (Monday) Knysna (BL)
After a leisurely breakfast we’ll enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, 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 under the milkwood trees. After lunch we have the remainder of the day at leisure to enjoy this lovely and special town.
 
Accommodation: Rex Hotel (standard room) or similar
Distance traveled today: 15 kms

Day 10: (Tuesday) Oudtshoorn  (BL)
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).
 
Accommodation: Hlangana Lodge (standard room) or similar
Distance traveled today: 210 kms

Day 11: (Wednesday) Oudtshoorn - Franschhoek - Cape Town (B)
There is an option (for own account and subject to availability - priced from R690 per person) 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 to Franschhoek, a picturesque village surrounded by spectacular vineyards, where French Huguenots settled more than 300 years ago, bringing with them their age-old French wine and food culture. From here you will be transferred to Cape Town, spectacularly set at the foot of Table Mountain.
 
Accommodation: President Hotel (standard mountain facing room) or similar
Distance traveled today: 468 kms
 
NB; 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) (BD)
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.
 
Accommodation: President Hotel (standard mountain facing room) or similar
Distance traveled today: 10 kms 
 
Day 13: (Friday) Cape Town  (B)
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.
 
Accommodation: President Hotel (standard mountain facing room) or similar
Distance traveled today: 200 kms

Day 14: (Saturday) Cape Town (B)
This brings us to the end of our 'World in One Country'. Check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight home or onward arrangements.
 
Tour Inclusions
13 Nights Accommodation  
13 Breakfasts  |  3 Lunches  |  3 Dinners
Transportation  |  Porterage
Sightseeing as specified
 
Exclusions:
Flight cost: Durban (Umhlanga) > 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.
 
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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