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This extraordinary journey will highlight the unbelievable diversity that South Africa has to offer. Start with the Big 5 Game-viewing experiences in Kruger National Park, and discover the fascinating cultures of the Swazi and Zulu Kingdom. Continue along the extraordinary mountain scenery as you cross Mpumalanga's Eastern Eastern Escarpment. Enjoy the scenic splendour of the Garden Route before arriving to beautiful Cape Town.
Duration: 15 Days
Upon arrival, you will be met and assisted to your shuttle transfer service to the hotel. You have the remainder of the day at leisure before meeting up with the rest of the group for a briefing on the tour.
This morning you will 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.
You have a bright and early start to the day in order to experience the wonders of exploring the Kruger National Park in your closed 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.
Return to your hotel around lunch time and your afternoon is at leisure.
This morning after breakfast, check out and depart on your journey to Swaziland. 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. **Please note you will need to obtain a multiple entry visa in order to visit both South Africa and Swaziland.
This morning you will journey through Swaziland into Zululand. Your 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.
Guests have the option to lie in or take an optional morning boat cruise 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 you to this multicultural, vibrant seaside city before arriving at your hotel late afternoon.
This morning, enjoy a leisurely breakfast or perhaps take an early morning cab ride to the bustling Umhlanga Beach for a stroll along the Promenade mile which buzzes with energy as surfers, joggers and cyclists take to this seaside playground.
Then you will head into the majestic Southern Drakensberg Mountains. Proceed on a visit to the 300 foot high Howick Falls, continuing through the Southern Midlands Meander Route, arriving at your 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 (optional).
On your second day enjoy a full day at leisure to soak up the surroundings of the magnificent Southern Drakensberg Mountains. There are also many leisure activities to be enjoyed at the resort.
Breakfast and Dinner included.
This morning, 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, you will see the old traditional way of life in the homeland area known as the Transkei and stop for lunch outside the capital of Umtata. Continue via Nelson Mandela’s birth place and house, arriving late afternoon at your accommodation in Chinsta East, on the beautiful, unspoilt Eastern Cape Coast.
Breakfast and Dinner included.
Wake up to the sounds of the crashing waves and have the morning at leisure to unwind with beach sand between your toes. The beach stretches on uninterrupted for many kilometres and the thick indigenous beach forest is a haven for an amazing variety of birdlife. Set off heading south to Port Elizabeth.
Today your 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 your hotel.
Breakfast and Dinner included.
After breakfast, travel inland over the spectacular Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, known as the ‘feather capital of the world’ because of its ostrich industry. You will 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.
Today’s journey ends in Cape Town. On the way, you will stop off to visit the famous Post Office Tree, the Bartholomeus Diaz Museum and Shell Museum. Drive via Swellendam, Worcester and through the Huguenot Tunnel before arriving in Cape Town in the late afternoon.
On Day 14, enjoy a day of leisure in the ‘Mother City’ where a visit to the V&A Waterfront is recommended. Enjoy quality time exploring this beautiful city.
This morning after breakfast, check out of the hotel and spend the remainder of the day at leisure until your transfer to Cape Town airport.
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|Johannesburg||Protea Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport|
|Hazyview||Hippo Hollow Country Estate|
|Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve||Anew Hotel Hluhluwe|
|Durban||Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge|
|Drakensberg Mountains||Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort|
|Wild Coast||Crawfords Beach Lodge|
|Port Elizabeth||Garden Court Kings Beach|
|Knysna||Premier Resort the Moorings|
|Mossel Bay||Garden Court Mossel Bay|
|Cape Town||Sunsquare Cape Town Gardens|
This tour operates with a minimum of 2 passengers and a maximum of 40 passengers.
Please ensure you have checked visa requirements for both South Africa and Swaziland. If you do require a visa for South Africa then you need to ensure this is valid for at least 2 entries.