South Africa Suggested Itineraries
 
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South Africa Tour - Escorted small group 15 day package tour around South Africa experiencing the best attractions and great accommodation.

Kapama Kruger Safari - get close to lions
 
This upmarket scheduled tour starts in Cape Town and travels along the Garden Route, then Durban, Swaziland and ends in Kruger National Park. Numbers are limited to eight people in a luxury vehicle so ideal for those that don't want to be held up by the usual group tours.
 
2019 DEPARTURE DATES:
This tour package departs on selected Wednesdays on these dates: 16th January, 13th February, 13th March, 17th April, 15th May, 12th June, 10th July, 7th August, 11th September, 9th October, 6th November, 11th December.
 
This itinerary can also be done on a private basis (cost based on the number of people).
 
Day 1: Cape Town
Arrive in Cape Town where you are met by a representative and assisted to your transfer.
 
The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore Cape Town on your own or we can arrange any extra tours for you.

Accommodation: Floreal House or similar
 
Located below the magnificent Table Mountain, guests staying at Floréal House are treated to the most stunning views of not only this wonder of the world, but also the city, harbour and Table Bay that comes alive with light at night.
A short ride away, or even walking distance, guests will find some of the best restaurants, tourist attractions and sights the city has to offer – the beautiful Company Gardens, V&A Waterfront, the bustling city centre, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, the cable-way up the mountain and the world-renowned beaches of Camps Bay, Clifton and Llandudno.
Ten exceptionally comfortable 4-star rooms offer all that can be expected for a top holiday.
 
Day 2: Cape Town / Winelands
After a hearty breakfast at your hotel, you will meet your Tour Guide and fellow travelers and set out to the picturesque Winelands, where century old vineyards are surrounded by awe-inspiring mountain scenery. We have left today’s itinerary open. With extraordinary wine estates from Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek and fascinating historical landmarks to explore, your highly knowledgeable Tour Guide will discuss the many possibilities and tailor-make a memorable Winelands experience for the whole group.
 
Accommodation: Floreal House or similar
 
Day 3: Cape Peninsula
This morning we ascend one of the new Seven Wonders of Nature – majestic Table Mountain (weather permitting), for spectacular views of Cape Town. The highest point of Table Mountain is 1,086 meters (3,563 ft) above sea level. It is often covered in cloud known as a ‘table cloth’.
 
Thereafter we drive along Millionaires Paradise from Clifton to Camps Bay, heading towards the charming working harbour of Hout Bay. We wind along the legendary Chapman’s Peak Drive (subject to road being open) hugging the cliffs and relishing the breath-taking ocean views.
 
After lunch (own account) we visit the wild and beautiful Cape of Good Hope Section of the Table Mountain National Park, an integral part of the world renowned Cape Floral Kingdom.
 
Accommodation: Floreal House or similar
 
Table Mountain from the V & A Waterfront
 
Day 4: Cape Town / Hermanus
We depart Cape Town after breakfast. A stunning coastal drive brings us to the Harold Porter National Botanical Garden with its delicate coastal fynbos. We also seek out the small breeding colony of African Penguins at Stony Point. In the ‘Hemel-en-Aarde’ region, one of South Africa’s newest wine routes, we indulge in a wine tasting at a boutique winery before arriving in Hermanus.
 
Accommodation: Misty Waves Boutique Hotel or similar

Day 5: Oudtshoorn
This morning we explore the unique cliff paths of Hermanus and gasp at the outstanding views of Walker Bay. Hermanus has been recognized by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) as one of the 12 best whale watching destinations in the world. During the months of July to November the majestic sight of whales add further enchantment to our explorations.
 
Whale watching in Hermanus
 
We depart late morning stopping for a late lunch (own account) in the pretty village of Barrydale on the scenic ‘Route 62’, then onward to Oudtshoorn.
 
Accommodation: La Plume Boutique Hotel or similar
 
Day 6: Knysna
This morning we marvel at the impressive Cango Caves, filled with weird and wonderful stalactite and stalagmite formations. Thereafter a guided tour of an ostrich farm gives us insight into why Oudtshoorn is known as the ‘feather capital of the world’. We travel via the panoramic Outeniqua Pass onto our accommodation for two nights.
 
Accommodation: Knysna Hollow or similar
 
Day 7: Knysna
This morning we cruise the vast Knysna Lagoon and visit the Featherbed Nature Reserve. A specialist guide shares the history and fascinating facts on the fauna and flora of the area with us. We are served a sumptuous lunch under a canopy of Milkwood trees. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to explore Knysna or return to our accommodation.
 
Accommodation: Knysna Hollow or similar
 
Day 8: Plettenberg Bay / Tsitsikamma
From Plettenberg Bay we set off on an ocean safari. During summer months we may view Bottlenose and common dolphins as well as seals in their natural environment. During winter months we are very likely to view both southern right and humpback whales. For those brave souls among us, this afternoon you have the opportunity to attempt the world’s highest commercial bungee jump at Bloukrans Bridge. We arrive late afternoon in the picturesque village of Storms River.
 
Accommodation: Tsitsikamma Village Inn or similar
 
Day 9: Port Elizabeth / Durban / Umhlanga Rocks
This morning we immerse ourselves in the splendor and tranquillity of the Tsitsikamma National Park and head to the Storms River Mouth for unrivaled views of the Indian Ocean.
 
We arrive at Port Elizabeth airport at approximately 2pm for your onward flight to King Shaka International Airport (Flight not included). On arrival in Durban you are met by your Tour Guide and transferred to your accommodation for the evening on the tropical North Coast of KwaZulu-Natal.
 
Accommodation: The Oyster Box or similar
 
Oyster Box Lighthouse Bar
 
Day 10: St Lucia
After breakfast head north to the tiny village of St Lucia, a World Heritage Site and one of South Africa's wilderness treasures. A cruise on the St Lucia Estuary (depending on favourable weather conditions) affords us wonderful photographic opportunities as we may encounter large pods of hippos, the occasional Nile crocodile and prolific birdlife. Continue to a private game reserve where you can experience the unique richness that this peaceful region has to offer. Enjoy an afternoon game drive within the heart of Big Five territory. After winding down with sundowners, we marvel at the spectacular sunsets and continue our search for elusive nocturnal creatures.
 
Accommodation: Ubizane Wildlife Reserve or similar
 
Hluhluwe safari
 
Day 11: Swaziland
This morning will be an early start with tea, coffee and rusks after which we set out on an early morning safari in search of the Big Five, enjoying the delightful scenery and excellent safari opportunity. After breakfast we set our sights north and cross the border into the tiny Kingdom of Swaziland, a former British Protection Territory, now ruled by King MsWati III. Arrive in the afternoon at our luxury lodge set in a beautiful, secure estate with stunning views of the Royal Mdzimba Mountains.
 
Accommodation: The Royal Villas or similar
 
Day 12: White River
After breakfast we visit an authentic chief's village to gain an insight into the fascinating traditional Swazi culture and the residents invite us to participate in their cultural practices. Afterwards, we cross the border back into South Africa for an afternoon arrival in the lush Sabie River Valley.
 
Accommodation: Country Boutique Hotel or similar
 
Day 13: Northern Kruger Private Reserve
Today we traverse the glorious Panorama route taking in the spectacular God's Window, Bourke's Luck Potholes and Three Rondavels at Blyde River Canyon. Our safari adventure continues at Kapama Private Game Reserve described as an African Eden. The reserve is a wilderness paradise. After checking in, we depart on an open vehicle safari accompanied by a ranger and tracker. We go in search of a diverse range of animal and bird species and hope to encounter the Big Five, lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo.
 
Accommodation: Kapama River Lodge or similar
 
Kapama River Lodge Standard Suite
 
Day 14: Northern Kruger Private Reserve
The day starts with an early morning safari. While seeing big game is always exhilarating, there are many other smaller species that are also captivating, and birding enthusiasts will be delighted at the approximately 350 species of birds recorded on the reserve. Return to the lodge for a few hours of relaxation. In the afternoon we will gather for high tea, before heading out for the afternoon safari. As darkness falls, the nocturnal animals of the bush come out. A variety of completely different species can be seen on the night drive back to the lodge.
 
Accommodation: Kapama River Lodge or similar
 
Elephants - Kruger Safari
 
Day 15: Johannesburg
Enjoy a final early morning open vehicle safari, before returning to the lodge for brunch. Upon checking out, you will be transferred to nearby Hoedspruit's Eastgate Airport for your onward flight to Johannesburg.
 
Priced from: R 59 790 per person sharing

Includes: 14 Nights' Accommodation, 14 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 4 Dinners, all transfers, activities as stated and Hotel porterage
 
Excludes: Flight between Port Elizabeth and Durban & Hoedspruit to Johannesburg.
 
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