21 DAY SOUTH AFRICA GRAND TOUR

From R59,000.00 Per Person

 

This Private Holiday package allows you to experience South Africa’s natural beauty, extraordinary wildlife, rich cultural diversity and fascinating history! It covers five of the country’s provinces as well as Swaziland. If you choose this touring adventure you can say ‘with authority’ that you have experienced South Africa to its fullest!

NOTE: SPECIAL RATES APPLY TO GROUPS

START | JOHANNESBURG

END | CAPE TOWN

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An itinerary designed in such a way that you will experience the best that SOUTH AFRICA has to offer over twenty one days of exciting touring. The aim of this tour is to give the traveler a solid cross section of the country with its natural beauty, extraordinary wildlife, rich cultural diversity and fascinating history! This holiday can be arranged as a Private Tour, Self-Drive or Group Tour!  

SAMPLE ITINERARY

Day 1
JOHANNESBURG | PRETORIA
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On arrival at O. R. Tambo International Airport you will be met by your Tour Guide who will assist you with the arrival process and escort you safely to your touring vehicle.  On arriving at your hotel one of our representatives will brief you on the itinerary and answer any questions that you might have. Depending on arrival time there will be suggested sites for you to visit at your leisure.

 OVERNIGHT | PRETORIA

Day 2
PRETORIA | KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
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The morning is spent taking in the attractions of Pretoria after which we proceed to a Game Lodge in the Kruger National Park. The route takes us through the towns of Dullstroom and Lydenburg, with lunch at one of these towns. After we travel through the Strydom Tunnel with views of the Oliphants River before arriving at the Game Lodge situated on the edge of the Kruger Park. An itinerary of the game viewing and safari activities over the next couple of days will be supplied on arrival.

OVERNIGHT | KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Day 3
KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

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Today you are taken on a full day Driving Safari into the hart of the Kruger National Park where you are likely to see the big five and much more. This is a unique experience and you will enjoy lunch while on the safari in the African bushveld. Your professional game ranger will be with you at all times. Other options is a shorter evening safari and an early morning safari allowing more time to relax at the Lodge. On your return you can relax with drinks before dinner which is at lodge boma.

OVERNIGHT | KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Day 4
BLYDE RIVER CANYON | PANORAMA ROUTE

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A Full Day Tour of the Panorama Route which includes the Three Rondavels, Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window, Wonder View and Bourke’s Luck Potholes. The tour includes many stops and lots of Photo opportunities. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the Bourke’s Luck potholes, and a visit to the historical gold prospectors town of Pilgrim’s Rest. We arrive at Hazyview in the early evening after a great days touring.

OVERNIGHT | HAZYVIEW

Day 5
KRUGER NATIONAL PARK | MALALANE

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Today we enter Kruger National Park at the Numbi Gate for a driving excursion into the Southern region of the park. Southern Kruger is famous for an abundance of Rhino and numerous Lion prides. The lunch stop will be at Skukuza rest camp which overlooks the Sabie River. After a full day of game viewing we head towards the southern gate of the Kruger and to the town of Malalane arriving in the late afternoon. Dinner will be enjoyed at a hotel restaurant overlooking the Crocodile River.

OVERNIGHT | MALALANE

Day 6
SWAZILAND | KWAZULU NATAL

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We enter Swaziland at Jeppes Reef Border Post to begin our trip through Swaziland, we will stop for lunch at the Royal Swaziland Sun after which we continue to the border post at Golela where we re-enter South African province of KwaZulu Natal. We then proceed to Lake St Lucia which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to 1200 Nile Crocodiles and at least 800 Hippopotamus. Dinner will be in town at a recommended restaurant. 

OVERNIGHT | ST LUCIA

Day 7
ZULULAND | DRAKENSBERG

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The morning is spent exploring the Greater St Lucia Wetland and then we travel inland following a route through the rolling hills of Zululand which have been the battle fields of many wars fought between the mighty Zulu Nation and the British and Boers settlers in their quest for a piece of Southern Africa. The lunch stop is at one of the famous battlefields of the region. A battlefield tour is a recommended option where you will learn some of the fascinating historical facts from a local historian. In the early afternoon we arrive at Drakensberg Mountains.

OVERNIGHT | DRAKENSBERG

Day 8
DRAKENSBERG | SANI PASS

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After a relaxing breakfast you have the day to enjoy and savour the area, there are many options from hiking trails and a 4×4 trip which negotiates the highest mountain pass in Africa, the Sani Pass. At the top you can enjoy a beer at the highest Pub in Africa!  Ancient rock art trails and pony rides in the mountains are also available. Another option is just to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of this world heritage site!

OVERNIGHT | DRAKENSBERG

Day 9
DRAKENSBERG | DURBAN

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After breakfast we depart from the Drakensberg and continue to travel overland through KwaZulu Natal midlands and then on to the coastal city of Durban which is South Africa’s busiest port. We arrive at Durban in the afternoon, after check in you can relax before dinner which will be at a popular Indian Restaurant in the city. 

OVERNIGHT | GOLDEN MILE DURBAN

Day 10
DURBAN | PORT ELIZABETH

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Your day in Durban consists of a guided city tour which will take in all the attractions of this great South African city. You will visit uShaka Marine World, Victoria Embankment and Warwick market which is the largest informal market in South Africa. A traditional lunch will be enjoyed at a city attraction. After your adventure you will be transported to King Shaka Airport for your flight to Port Elizabeth arriving in the early evening.

OVERNIGHT | PORT ELIZABETH

Day 11
PORT ELIZABETH | GARDEN ROUTE

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After breakfast we proceed towards the Garden Route. We visit the town of Jeffery’s Bay which is regarded as being one of the best surfing spots in the world. It is said to have the perfect beach break and a number of international surfing events are held here each year with competitors coming from all over the planet. After a light lunch at Jeffery’s Bay we enter the Garden Route with the arid landscape changing to lush green fields with majestic mountains on one side and the Indian Ocean on the other. We arrive at the Tsitsikamma Forest in the afternoon. 

OVERNIGHT | TSITSIKAMMA FOREST

Day 12
GARDEN ROUTE | TSITSIKAMMA FOREST

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After breakfast a full day of amazing activities awaits you. The Tree Top Canopy tour, the world’s highest bungee jump (218m) at Bloukrans Bridge, Storms River Mouth, Big Tree Hike and much more are all available just a short hop from your country hotel. The day is spent visiting and participating in these unique activities, you are guaranteed to enjoy the activities immensely. 

OVERNIGHT | TSITSIKAMMA FOREST 

Day 13
GARDEN ROUTE | KNYSNA

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After a late breakfast we depart the Tsitsikamma Forest and make our way further down the Garden Route. We stop at the Crags with its many factory shops and fine craft markets for a little shopping. Then we visit Birds of Eden which is the world’s largest enclosed aviary. A visit to monkey land is also part of the experience. Lunch is at one of the many scenic places along the route. We arrive at Knysna in the afternoon. Once we have checked into the hotel we take you to the Knysna Waterfront for dinner where you can choose from one of many fine restaurants.

OVERNIGHT | KNYSNA 

Day 14
GARDEN ROUTE | OUDTSHOORN

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The morning is spent exploring some of the attractions in Knysna. We visit the famous Knysna Heads which is the deep water channel into the lagoon. Around mid-morning we depart from Knysna and make our way over the Outeniqua Mountains to the Karoo and the town of Oudtshoorn. This region is famous for its Ostriches, Cango Caves as well as spectacular mountain ranges. In the afternoon we visit Cango Caves for a guided tour into this subterranean world. After this we arrive at a country lodge in the late afternoon.

OVERNIGHT | OUDTSHOORN 

Day 15
OUDTSHOORN | SWELLENDAM

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The morning activity is a visit to an Ostrich Farm where you will be introduced to these fascinating oddities of nature and even have a chance to ride one if you wish.  After this we depart from Oudtshoorn and head south east across a mass of spectacular mountain passes with ever changing landscapes! Lunch is along the route at one of the many picturesque towns. Our overnight destination is the historical town of Swellendam. On arrival you can enjoy the estate before dinner which will be at a recommended restaurant in town. 

OVERNIGHT | SWELLENDAM

Day 16
SWELLENDAM | GANSBAAI | HERMANUS

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An early breakfast and an early start as today you meet Great White Sharks in their natural environment, the South Atlantic Ocean. This stretch of the South African coast is home to the greatest numbers of white Sharks on the planet. The Shark diving  activity takes half a day and once you return to shore you can enjoy some craft beer at the Birkenhead Brewery. The afternoon is spent travelling to the seaside town of Hermanus where you will overnight.

OVERNIGHT | HERMANUS

Day 17
GREAT WHITE SHARK DIVING | GANSBAAI

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The morning is spent enjoying the town of Hermanus with its fantastic views over Walker Bay.  There is also a great market in the town square. After lunch we depart on a coastal route where you will visit a fascinating Penguin Colony and a Botanical Garden.  We arrive at a country hotel in the heart of the winelands in the early afternoon where you are free to relax in this exotic location.

OVERNIGHT | STELLENBOSCH WINELANDS

Day 18
STELLENBOSCH | CAPE WINELANDS

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After a late breakfast you are ready to enjoy a day of wine tasting at some of the most sought after wine estates in the world.  We have put together a selection of no less that four wine farms that are famous for there export vintages. There is also a cheese and wine paring on the day. Each wine farm has been selected not only for the excellent wine but also for its scenic location.  This will be a very special day indeed.

OVERNIGHT | CAPE TOWN 

Day 19
CAPE TOWN | CAPE POINT

 

A full day tour of the Cape Peninsula with all its attractions. You will travel South along the Atlantic coast with stops at Hout Bay Harbour with an optional boat trip to Seal Island. Then there are the Penguins at Boulder s Beach and finally you arrive at the Cape of Good Hope where you have lunch and then the afternoon to explore the area.  There are a selection of great hikes and the majestic setting is something to behold.  You return to your hotel in the early evening. Dinner can be at the Cape Town Waterfront with its huge selection of fine restaurants!

OVERNIGHT | CAPE TOWN 

Day 20
CAPE TOWN | ROBBEN ISLAAND

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As this is the last day of your South Africa trip we have supplied you with a ticket to Robben Island which is a World Heritage Site and the place that Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 18 years of his life. The Robben island Tour is conducted by ex-political prisoners who will give you a fist hand account of what it was like on the island during those dark years of apartheid. Depending on your flight departure time or weather you have added some extra days to your South Africa trip you are free to spend the remaining time at the Waterfront.

OVERNIGHT | CAPE TOWN

Day 21
CAPE TOWN | V & A WATERFRONT | AIRPORT 

 

This is your last day in Cape Town, depending on your departure time can be spend time at the V & A Waterfront doing a little last minute shopping or simply relaxing with a coffee and watching the busy harbour activity!  When you are ready your shuttle will collect you from your hotel. With International flights you are required to be at the airport two hours before departure and for regional flights it is one hour. The trip from Cape Town to the airport is 40 minutes with a buffer built in.

AIRPORT TRANSFER | CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL

 

What We Include

  • Airport Transfers – Meet & Greet
  • Private touring with qualified guide
  • Entrance Fees to all main attractions
  • All nights’ accommodation with full breakfast
  • Refreshments on board
  • Road Tolls

What To Bring

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

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