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 seven people in a luxury vehicle so ideal for those that don't want to be held up by the usual group tours.
This tour package departs on selected Fridays on these dates: 19th January 2018, 16th February 2018, 16th March 2018, 20th April 2018, 18th May 2018, 15th June 2018, 13th July 2018, 10th August 2018, 14th September 2018, 12th October 2018, 9th November 2018, 14th December 2018
This itinerary can also be done on a private basis (cost based on the number of people).
Day 1: (Fri) 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: Cape Riviera or similar
Situated in the picturesque Cape Town suburb of Oranjezicht, Cape Riviera is a luxury guest house, with panoramic city views, and the majestic Table Mountain as a backdrop. Each of the 12 on-suite bedrooms are spacious and stylishly decorated and include a variety of private features. Cape Riviera is ideally located to visit a variety of Cape Town attractions. Magnificent views and tranquil atmosphere, make Cape Riviera a welcome retreat after a busy day.
Cape Riviera bedroom - Cape Town accommodation
Day 2: (Sat) Cape Town / Winelands (BB)
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: Cape Riviera or similar
Day 3: (Sun) Cape Peninsula (BB)
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: Cape Riviera or similar
Table Mountain from the V & A Waterfront
Day 4: (Mon) Cape Town / Hermanus (BB)
We depart by 08h30 from Cape Town. 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: Harbour Square Hotel or similar

Day 5: (Tue) Oudtshoorn (BB)
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: De Opstal Country Lodge or similar
Day 6: (Wed) Knysna (BB)
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: Belvidere Manor or similar
Belvidere Manor Knysna accommodation
Day 7: (Thu) Knysna (BB, L)
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: Belvidere Manor or similar
Day 8: (Fri) Plettenberg Bay / Tsitsikamma (BB)
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 amongst 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: (Sat) Port Elizabeth / Durban / Umhlanga Rocks (BB)
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: Beverly Hills Hotel or similar
Beverly Hills Hotel
Day 10: (Sun) St Lucia (BB, D + 1 Game Activitiy)
After breakfast head north to the tiny village of St Lucia in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site and one of South Africa’s wilderness treasures. A cruise on the St Lucia Estuary affords us wonderful photographic opportunities as we may encounter large pods of hippos, the occasional Nile crocodile and prolific birdlife (depending on favourable weather conditions). The iSimangaliso Wetland Park was listed as South Africa’s first World Heritage Site in December 1999 in recognition of its superlative natural beauty and unique global values.
Continue to a private game reserve where you can experience the unique richness that this peaceful region has to offer. In the late afternoon, indulge in a delicious high tea and enjoy an evening game drive within the heart of Big Five territory. After winding down with Sundowners, we marvel at the spectacular sunsets and continue on our search for elusive nocturnal creatures.
Accommodation: Ubizane Wildlife Reserve or similar
Hluhluwe safari
Day 11: (Mon) Swaziland (BB + 1 game activity)
An early start with a cup of fresh coffee or tea, rusks and muffins after which we set out on an early morning safari on the private concession. As the lodge has unlimited access to the greater Hluhluwe iMfolozi Park (home of white rhino conservation) we enjoy the delightful scenery and excellent safari opportunity.
After a sumptuous late 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. Swaziland is known for its wilderness reserves and festivals showcasing traditional Swazi culture. Marking its northeastern border with Mozambique and stretching down to South Africa, the Lebombo Mountains serve as a dramatic backdrop for Mlawula Nature Reserve’s many hiking trails. Nearby Hlane Royal National Park is home to diverse wildlife including lions, hippos and elephants.
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: (Tue) White River (BB)
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.
Cross the border back into South Africa for an early afternoon arrival at our boutique hotel in surrounded by the lush forests of the Mpumalanga province. Oliver’s Restaurant is widely acclaimed for it’s gourmet cuisine thus a decadent table d'hote dinner complements and completes the day.
Accommodation: Oliver’s Boutique Lodge or similar
Olivers Restaurant and Lodge
Day 13: (Wed) Northern Kruger Private Reserve (B, D + 1 Game Activities)
Today we traverse the glorious Panorama route taking in the spectacular God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and 3 Rondavels at Blyde River Canyon. Our safari adventure continues at Kapama Private Game Reserve described as an African Eden. The reserve is a slice of wilderness paradise far from the madding crowd; a place of renewal and reconnection with the natural world.
After checking into your indulgent suite, you depart on your first open vehicle safari accompanied by a skilled ranger and tracker. You can expect to encounter a diverse range of animal and bird species on game drives. Since Kapama Private Game Reserve is a Big Five reserve, seeing lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo is possible over a two-day safari in the reserve.
Accommodation: Kapama River Lodge or similar
Kapama River Lodge Standard Suite
Day 14: (Thu) Northern Kruger Private Reserve (FB + 2 Game Activities)
Your day starts with an early wake-up call and you head out at first light on your 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. You return to the lodge for a few hours of relaxation. You may indulge in a decadent African spa treatment or you could choose to meet and interact with Kapama’s 16 habituated elephants (own account).
At around 3pm, everyone gathers for high tea, before heading out for the afternoon game drive through the reserve. 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: (Fri) Johannesburg (B)
Perhaps this morning instead of joining your morning open vehicle safari you choose to end your safari experience with hot air balloon flight or an elephant back safari (own account). After a final delectable brunch you are transferred to nearby Hoedspruit’s Eastgate Airport for your flight to Johannesburg.
JANUARY - APRIL 2018 R 59 200 R 71 700
MAY - AUGUST 2018 R 54 450 R 68 155
SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER 2018 R 59 200 R 71 700

Includes: 14 Nights' Accommodation, 14 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners and Hotel porterage
Excludes: Flight between Port Elizabeth and Durban & Hoedspruit to Johannesburg.
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