15 DAY SOUTH AFRICAN HOLIDAY + ADD ONS

From R37,500.00 Per Person

 

This Private Tour of South Africa includes Kruger National Park, Swaziland and many attractions along the route. The advantage of this tour is that you will be accompanied by your personal tour guide at all times, who will have an abundant supply of local knowledge to share.

NOTE:  SPECIAL RATES APPLY TO GROUPS

START | JOHANNESBURG

END | CAPE TOWN

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This is a unique Private Tour of South Africa which includes Kruger National Park, traveling through Swaziland and many many attractions along the route. After this tour you can truly boast that you have seen and experienced South Africa. The advantage of this tour is that you will be accompanied by your personal tour guide at all times, who will have an abundance of local knowledge to share with you. There are various standards of accommodation that can be applied to this tour and we have used a three / four star accommodation standard for this sample itinerary. A five star accommodation package can be applied to this 14 day tour if you so wish. All the routes in this itinerary have been tried and tested many times and it is guaranteed to be a thoroughly absorbing experience!

SAMPLE ITINERARY

Day 1
JOHANNESBURG | PRETORIA
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Our staff will meet you at O.R. Tambo International Airport after which we will proceed to Pretoria where we will spend the night at a four star guest house located in a safe and up market area of the City. There are a number of attractions in the City including the Voortrekker Monument and the Union Buildings which are of historical and architectural significance. The itinerary will be discussed over dinner at a recommended local restaurant.

OVERNIGHT | PRETORIA

Day 2
PRETORIA | DULLSTROOM | KRUGER
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After breakfast we depart Pretoria heading North East towards the Kruger National Park. Along the route we will pass through many picturesque towns and covering some magnificent countryside.  We will stop for lunch at Dullstroom, famous for trout fishing. After lunch we negotiate the Abel Erasmus Pass and the Strydom Tunnel with magnificent mountain views over the Oliphants River. We then descend into the lowveld and on to the Kruger National Park.

OVERNIGHT | KRUGER SAFARI LODGE

Day 3
KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

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After breakfast we join an excursion into the Kruger National Park with a qualified field guide. Entering at Orpen Gate we spend a full day exploring the central part of the Kruger National Park. This area is known for having a variety of animals including the Big Five, Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Rhino and Elephant as well as a variety of other species. A picnic lunch at a rest camp close to a watering hole is just one of the many highlights of the day. We return to the Safari Lodge in the late afternoon.

OVERNIGHT | KRUGER SAFARI LODGE

Day 4
KRUGER | GODS WINDOW | PILGRIMS REST

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We depart Kruger for a Full Day Tour of the world famous Panorama Route which takes us through the Blyde River Canyon with highlights being the Three Rondavels, Bourkes Luck Potholes where the first gold was discovered in the region as well as God’s Window and Wonder View.This is a most exciting and interesting area with lots of wonderful scenery and history. We will lunch along the route and will also visit the town of Graskop before arriving at Pilgrim’s Rest in the late afternoon.

OVERNIGHT | PILGRIMS REST

Day 5
PILGRIM’S REST | SOUTHERN KRUGER | MALALANE

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We spend the morning exploring Pilgrim’s Rest. There are many places of interest and you will experience the fascinating history of the town. There is a wonderful variety of shops and craft stores to explore with obvious shopping opportunities. Mid- morning we will proceed to southern Kruger entering at Numbi Gate. We spend the afternoon exploring this new part of the park before arriving at Malalane in the evening.

OVERNIGHT | MALALANE

Day 6
SWAZILAND | DUMAZULU

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After an early breakfast we depart Malalane following a route which takes us through Swaziland. This is a full day drive with interesting stops along the way. After clearing border posts we arrive at Dumuzulu in the late afternoon where dinner is enjoyed at the boma restaurant. Over dinner you will have the chance to reflect on your journey.

 

OVERNIGHT | DUMAZULU

Day 7
DUMAZULU | ST LUCIA | DURBAN

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The day begins with a tour of the Zulu Cultural Village with Zulu dancing and a walk around the Kraal. Later we visit St Lucia for a boat trip into the Wetlands where you will see Hippo, Crocodiles and Fish Eagles. We then start the journey to Durban which takes us along the Natal North Coast. We will arrive at Durban Beachfront in the late afternoon. After checking in at the Hotel we enjoy dinner at a famous Indian Restaurant.

OVERNIGHT | DURBAN

Day 8
DURBAN | PORT ELIZABETH

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On this day as we visit uShaka Marine World which is the largest marine aquarium in the Southern Hemisphere and well worth the visit. This is part of a guided City Tour with visits to attractions including the Market, Umgeni River Bird Park and Durban Botanic Garden. Lunch will be at a recommended Restaurant in the city. After exploring Durban you are shuttled to the Airport in the late afternoon for a flight to Port Elizabeth arriving early evening.

OVERNIGHT | PORT ELIZABETH

Day 9
PORT ELIZABETH | GARDEN ROUTE

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After Breakfast a driving tour of Port Elizabeth taking in some of the attractions including the Donkin Heritage Trail which comprises of no less than 51 historical places of interest. After the city experience we continue along the N2 towards the Garden Route. We enjoy a lunch stop at Jeffrey’s Bay which is home to one of the world’s most perfect surfing waves and rated as No 2 behind Oahu Hawaii (pipeline). We arrive in the Tsitsikamma Forest region in the afternoon where you will check into your lodge.

OVERNIGHT | TSITSIKAMMA FOREST

Day 10
TSITSIKAMMA FOREST | GARDEN ROUTE

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Today there are a variety of great activities to enjoy in the area. A Tree Top Canopy tour is great fun and very easy to do. We will then visit Storms River Mouth which is one of the most rugged coastlines in the world for a short hike to the suspension bridge. After the suspension bridge walk lunch is at the resort Restaurant. In the afternoon we visit Bloukrans Bridge which is the worlds highest bridge Bungy Jump (218m). Its your choice if you want to do this activity or simply watch the young wild people jump while sipping a cold beer.

OVERNIGHT | TSITSIKAMMA FOREST

Day 11
GARDEN ROUTE | KNYSNA

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Today there is a selection of things to do on our way to Knysna. We stop at the Crags with wonderful factory shops and craft market and Birds of Eden which is the world’s largest enclosed Avery. A visit to Monkey Land is also part of the day. On arrival in Knysna we do some of the local attractions which includes Knysna Heads before we check-in at our hotel. Dinner is at a famous and highly recommended restaurant in Knysna Waterfront.

OVERNIGHT | KNYSNA WATERFRONT

Day 12
KNYSNA | HERMANUS

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After breakfast we depart Knysna and continue along the Garden Route visiting the town of Mossel bay for a lunch stop en route to the seaside town of Hermanus.  This is a long drive however the countryside is most spectacular and the stop at Mossel Bay breaks the trip nicely!  We arrive at the seaside town of Hermanus in the afternoon where we check in at our overnight hotel, you are then free to enjoy the town at your leisure. 

OVERNIGHT | HERMANUS

Day 13
BOAT BASED WHALE WATCHING | SHARK CAGE DIVING

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Hermanus is famous for Southern Right Whales and is regarded as being one of the best places in the world to view these wonderful giants. Southern Right Whales visit Hermanus during the months of August to October. If the months do not correspond with your travel dates you have Great White Shark diving as an option which is available all year round.  Both Whale watching and Great White Shark cage diving are really great experiences and very safe.

OVERNIGHT | HERMANUS

Day 14
COASTAL DRIVE | PENGUIN COLONY

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We depart form Hermanus at mid-morning. We then follow the coastal scenic Route back to Cape Town which is a Tour in itself.  Along the way we visit a coastal vineyard and a remote and fascinating Penguin Colony at Stony Point. Harold Porter Botanical Garden is a good lunch stop, and then Clarence Drive Coastal Route through Gordon’s Bay to Cape Town.  We arrive in Cape Town in the evening.  Your last night in Cape Town can be spent enjoying a wonderful dinner at a recommended Restaurant in the V & A Waterfront.

OVERNIGHT | CAPE TOWN

Day 15
AIRPORT TRANSFER | CAPE WINELANDS TOUR (ADD ON)

2 DAY CAPE WINELANDS

 

Without a doubt one of the most alluring activities in Cape Town is a visit to the wine country with its vast and verdant beauty, historical wine estates and towns and world famous wines! On this day tour you will experience the art of wine making as well as learning a little about the colourful history of the region. The Cape Wine route was the first commercial wine route in the world and today it is regarded as one of the best. Lunch will be at picnic at Boschendal Wine Estate. We visit four superb wine farms on the day.

OVERNIGHT | CAPE TOWN

Day 16
TABLE MOUNTAIN & ROBBEN ISLAND TOUR (ADD ON)

 

We combine two of Cape Town’s most iconic landmarks in a Full Day experience that will be both spectacular and also emotional. When you visit the cell that Nelson Mandela lived in for 18 years of his 27 year incarceration, tears have been known to flow. The day is divided into two parts, Table Mountain in the morning and then Robben Island in the afternoon. This is because weather can be a factor, normally the conditions are more favourable for the mountain in the mornings! Lunch will be at the V & A Waterfront.

OVERNIGHT | CAPE TOWN

Day 17
CAPE POINT & PENINSULA TOUR (ADD ON)

 

With its breath-taking scenic beauty and rugged coastline it is one of the Cape’s most popular day Tours. You will enjoy many attractions from African Penguins, historical towns and unique flora & fauna at the mighty Cape of Good Hope with a walk to the Cape Point Lighthouse. A stop at the most South Westerly tip of the African continent is also quite stunning. This day Tour must rank amongst the best in the world when it comes to variety. Other highlights are Baboons, coastal towns, Mountain Passes and much more. Lunch can be at the Two Oceans Restaurant or along the route as there is plenty to choose from.

OVERNIGHT | CAPE TOWN

Day 18
KIRSTENBOSCH & CONSTANTIA VALLEY (ADD ON)

5 DAY CAPE TOWN HOLIDAY

 

Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden is the flagship of the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) and was established in 1913. It is the largest of the country’s nine botanical gardens covering 528 hectares which includes 36 hectares of developed garden with a network of wonderful walkways. Enjoy a morning savoring the beauty and surrounds of this special place situated on the slopes of Table Mountain. The Constantia Valley is home to the oldest wine estate in South Africa and is a wonderful region to explore, with its combination of first world experiences mixed with old world charm. The grand old lady of the Cape “Groot Constantia Wine Estate” is just one of the many attractions that make for a thoroughly absorbing and enjoyable day.

OVERNIGHT | CAPE TOWN

What We Include

  • Private Touring
  • Refreshments on Board (Water)
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Road Tolls

What To Bring

  • Wind Breaker or Jacket
  • Sun Hat
  • Practical and Comfortable Shoes
  • Sun Screen 30+
  • Camera

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