South Africa Suggested Itineraries
 
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15 day South Africa’s highlights escorted tour - beaches of Cape Town, Winelands, take a safari at Kruger National Park and visit the Kingdom of Swaziland.

 
Kruger safari - Lions It’s an adventure unlike any other - South Africa, vast land of unimaginable beauty and diversity of experiences, is set to take your breath away. Come on this journey of exploration, where you’ll marvel at breathtaking vistas such as the Blyde River Canyon and God’s Window, spend wild time in the company of lions and elephants in Kruger National Park, and walk – or even crawl – through the legendary Cango Caves with their iconic dripstone formations of stalactites and stalagmites.

Our South African Surprise Tour (Cape To Kruger) offers you the finest taste of the country, where each day presents another contrast, another opportunity, another facet of life here - from the cosmopolitan beauty of Cape Town, to an unforgettable ostrich ride in the ‘Ostrich Capital of the World’; from a hike or stroll in the awe-inspiring Drakensberg Mountains, to St Lucia’s memorable lakes and their inhabitants...both destinations are World Heritage sites. You can buy African curios at a traditional craft market in the Kingdom of Swaziland, tour the cultural melting pot of Durban city, and journey through the eastern Cape where the British settled in 1820. You’ll travel by luxury bus, you’ll walk, you’ll ride, you’ll stroll through the ancient trees in the Tsitsikamma National Park...and yes, you’ll relax in the beauty of it all. South Africa’s an extraordinary country, and in 15 glorious days, you’ll be under its skin.

HIGHLIGHTS: Johannesburg, Hazyview, Kruger National Park, Swaziland, St Lucia, Durban, Southern Drakensberg, East London, Port Elizabeth, Knysna, Oudtshoorn & Cape Town.

Benefits of this tour:
The most Value for Money journey in South Africa – cheaper than doing exactly the same self drive by 20% to 30% per person. It is not a budget tour – accommodation, itinerary and inclusions are excellent.
No internal flights required (unlike a lot of other scheduled tours), making the tour about 40% cheaper.
An iconic highlights tour.

Rates:
January - April 2017 & September - December 2017: R 25 370 (Single R 32 570)
May – August 2017: R 23 570 (Single R 30 660)
 
January - April 2018 & September - December 2018: R 26 400 (Single R 34 100)
May – August 2018: R 24 510 (Single R 31 910)
 
This tour departs on selected Sundays on these dates:
10th September 2017
8th or 22nd October 2017 
5th or 19th November 2017
10th December 2017
14th January 2018
11th February 2018     
11th March 2018
15th April 2018 
13th May 2018
10th June 2018     
8th or 22nd July 2018
5th or 19th August 2018
9th September 2018
7th or 21st October 2018
4th or 18th November 2018
9th December 2018
 
If these dates don't suit you, you could do a private departure tour or join one of our many other options available.
 
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This is an example itinerary and we can customize your own tour to match your requirements.

Day 1: (Sun) Johannesburg
On arrival you will be met and assisted to your shuttle transfer service to the hotel. You are under own arrangements until 7pm when we all meet at the hotel reception for a briefing on the tour and a chance to meet up with your fellow travelers.
Accommodation: Protea Hotel OR Tambo or similar
Distance traveled today: 5 kms

Day 2: (Mon) Johannesburg /Hazyview
Panorama Route - Bourkes Luck PotholesThis morning we leave for Mpumalanga, dropping several hundred feet into the lush subtropical region of the Lowveld. Travel along the circular Panorama Route via Graskop, visiting the view sites of the Blyde River Canyon, one of the natural wonders of Africa; gasp at the glory of God’s Window, with a boundless view of mountains and fertile plains and finally a visit to Bourke’s Luck Potholes before heading to Hazyview.
Accommodation: Hippo Hollow Country Estate or similar
Distance traveled today: 500 kms

Day 3: (Tue) Kruger National Park
We have a bright and early start to the day in order to experience the wonders of exploring the Kruger National Park in our closed touring vehicle.  Spend a morning with the Big Five in the Kruger National Park. The Kruger National Park is an internationally renowned game reserve of nearly 2 million hectares and supports the largest variety of wildlife species on the African continent.  Keep a lookout for the wonderful flora and bird life that abounds.   We return to our hotel around lunch time and your afternoon is at leisure.
Accommodation: Hippo Hollow Country Estate or similar
Distance traveled today: 80 kms
 
Optional full day Open Vehicle Safari in Kruger National Park - For the wildlife enthusiasts a second open vehicle safari in one of the world's most renowned game reserves.

Day 4: (Wed) Hazyview / Swaziland
This morning after breakfast, we check out and depart on our journey to Swaziland. We proceed south to Malalane and then onto Swaziland where this afternoon you will visit a real Chief’s village and have the fantastic opportunity to gain an authentic knowledge of traditional Swazi culture.  
Accommodation: Lugogo Sun or similar
Distance traveled today: 261 kms

Day 5: (Thu) Swaziland / Zululand and surrounds
This morning we journey through Swaziland into Zululand.  Our journey continues into the Kingdom of KwaZulu-Natal where ancient traditions and modern cultures of both Zulu and Settler have combined into a vibrant society living in peace and harmony. Arrive this afternoon in the Umfolozi area for your overnight stay.
Accommodation: Protea Hotel Umfolozi or similar
Distance traveled today: 435 kms
 
Optional afternoon 3 hour open safari vehicle game drive into Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park - Africa’s oldest game reserve and world renowned for its highly successful white rhino conservation program.This is an opportunity to spot both white and black rhinos and revel in the beautiful Zululand scenery.

Day 6: (Fri) St Lucia and surrounds / Durban
Guests have the option to lie in or take an optional morning boat cruise (own account) or simply soak up the atmosphere of this tourist town St Lucia before heading off later in the morning towards Durban. An orientation tour introduces us to this multicultural, vibrant seaside city before arriving at our hotel late afternoon.
Accommodation: Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge or similar
Distance traveled today: 290 kms
 
Optional game viewing boat cruise in St Lucia - Getting up close to the sights and sounds of hippos and crocodiles and marvelling at the plentiful birdlife.     

Day 7: (Sat) Durban / Drakensberg
This morning, enjoy a leisurely breakfast or perhaps take an early morning cab ride for a stroll along the Umhlanga Beach Promenade which buzzes with energy as surfers, joggers and cyclists take to this seaside playground. Then we head into the majestic Southern Drakensberg Mountains. We proceed on a visit to the 300 foot high Howick Falls, continuing through the Southern Midlands Meander Route, arriving at our hotel mid-afternoon. Your afternoon is at leisure to soak up the surroundings, or go fishing, hiking and even horse riding in clean mountain air (own account).
Accommodation: Drakensberg Gardens Resort Hotel & Spa or similar
Distance traveled today: 255 kms

Day 8: (Sun) Drakensberg
Full day at leisure to soak up the surroundings of the magnificent Southern Drakensberg Mountains. Today a host of leisure activities awaits you against a breath-taking back drop of tranquil beauty.
Accommodation: Drakensberg Gardens Resort Hotel & Spa or similar
 
Optional 4x4 Adventure tour up Sani Pass and into the tiny mountain Kingdom of Lesotho (Passport required) which includes lunch at the Highest Pub in Africa.

Day 9: (Mon) Drakensberg / Eastern Cape Coast
This morning we continue south to the Eastern Cape entering the fourth of the provinces and the birth place of Nelson Mandela (fondly known as Madiba). En route we see the old traditional way of life in the homeland area known as the Transkei and stop for lunch outside the capital of Umtata.  We continue via Nelson Mandela’s birth place and house, arriving late afternoon at our accommodation in Chintsa East, on the beautiful, unspoilt Eastern Cape Coast.
Accommodation: Crawford’s Beach Lodge or similar
Distance traveled today: 520 kms

Day 10: (Tue) Port Elizabeth
We awake to the sounds of the crashing waves and have the morning at leisure to unwind... beach sand between our toes.  The beach stretches on uninterrupted for many kilometres and the thick indigenous beach forest is a haven for an amazing variety of birdlife. In the mid-morning, we set off heading south to Port Elizabeth.
Accommodation: Garden Court King’s Beach or similar
Distance traveled today: 340 kms

Day 11: (Wed) Port Elizabeth / Knysna
Today our journey continues towards the Cape. Visit the Tsitsikamma Forest, which provides scenic walking opportunities.  A short walk to the Storms River Mouth offers some magnificent views of the gorge and river below. Arrive in Knysna late afternoon for check in at our hotel.
Accommodation: Knysna Hollow Country Estate or similar
Distance traveled today: 300 kms

Day 12: (Thu) Oudtshoorn
After breakfast, we travel inland over the spectacular Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, known as the ‘feather capital of the world’ because of its ostrich industry. We visit a working ostrich farm and then explore the famous Cango Caves. Walk (the more adventurous may crawl!) around the famous Cango Caves with their magnificent dripstone formations of stalactites and stalagmites. Travelling back to the Eastern seaboard, we arrive in Mossel Bay in the afternoon for a visit to the famous Post Office Tree, the Bartholomeus Diaz museum and shell museum.
Accommodation: Garden Court Mossel Bay or similar
Distance traveled today: 315 kms

Day 13: (Fri) Knysna / Cape Town
After breakfast we head for Cape Town via the towns of Swellendam, Robertson and Worcester. After traveling through the Huguenot Tunnel, iconic Table Mountain greets us as we arrive in Cape Town in the afternoon.
Accommodation: Sun Square Hotel – Cape Town or similar
Distance traveled today: 540 kms
 
Optional Kaapse Stories – Dinner Theatre, an evening of song, theatre and delicious Cape food serves as a perfect welcome to the mother city.

Day 14: (Sat) Cape Town
Enjoy a day at leisure in the ‘Mother City’ where a visit to the V&A Waterfront is recommended. Enjoy quality time exploring this iconic beautiful city with its many world acclaimed attractions.
Accommodation: Sun Square Hotel – Cape Town or similar
 
Optional full day Cape Peninsula Tour – a full day exploring the dramatic coastline of the Cape Peninsula including a visit to Boulders Beach penguin colony and Cape Point Nature Reserve
OR
Optional full day Cape Winelands Tour – a full day exploring the dramatic coastline of the Cape Peninsula including a visit to Boulders Beach penguin colony and Cape Point Nature Reserve.

Day 15: (Sun) Cape Town
This morning after breakfast, check out of the hotel by 11am. The remainder of the day will be at your leisure until your transfer to Cape Town International Airport.
Distance traveled today: 30 kms

Includes:
14 Breakfasts | 4 Dinners
14 Nights Accommodation
Meet & Greet at OR Tambo (Johannesburg) International Airport
Arrival airport shuttle transfer and departure transfer  
Hotel porterage
Kruger National Park Conservation Levy
(Please note that conservation levies are subject to increase without prior notice and is at the discretion of the game park.)

Please note:
Accommodation check in on Day 1 is from 2pm.
Shuttle service on Day 1 starts at 06.15am and ends at 10.45pm. If you are arriving on a very early morning flight or late evening flight please inform your tour operator in order to make alternative transfer arrangements.
No child U8 allowed on tour.
Multiple Entry Visas for South Africa where applicable.
For Swaziland entry, passport and visa conditions apply.

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