Discover South Africa from the beautiful Cape to the bustling city of Johannesburg. Experience the internationally-acclaimed Cape Winelands and journey to 3 World Heritage Sites. Celebrate various cultures’ success stories, relish in the scenery on the Panorama Route and encounter the ‘Big 5’ at the Kruger National Park.
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Upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you will be met for private transportation to the hotel for check-in.
Breakfast is included at the hotel and the morning is free at your leisure. In the early afternoon you will be picked up from the hotel to start your half-day afternoon group tour. Visit one of the new 7 Natural Wonders of the World and take in the exceptional beauty of Table Mountain. Travel through the Malay quarter, city centre, Company Gardens, and if time permits, the Castle of Good Hope.
Afterwards, you’ll be returned to the hotel for the evening free at your leisure.
After breakfast the tour travels northeast to Wellington via the Cape Winelands.
Journey into the heart of the Winelands and arrive at the university town of Stellenbosch. Embark on a walking tour of Stellenbosch which includes the town’s historic sites and colonial Cape Dutch architecture. These structures are some of the country’s oldest buildings.
Stop for lunch and wine tasting (both own account) at one of the many wine farms near Paarl.
Guests travel to the town of Paarl, South Africa’s third oldest town. At Paarl Rock, the second largest granite projection on the planet, guests visit the Afrikaanse Taalmonument (Afrikaans Language Monument) and learn more about the museum.
Check in at the hotel in Wellington and enjoy time at leisure before drinks and dinner (own account) at one of the hotel’s restaurants.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before departing Wellington en route to Oudtshoorn, in the Klein Karoo, via scenic Route 62.
Enjoy a cheese and wine pairing followed by a cellar tour at an estate in the Robertson wine valley. Savour lunch en route (own account).
Spend the late afternoon and evening at leisure. Enjoy dinner and big-sky hospitality (own account).
After breakfast, journey south via the Outeniqua Pass, to Knysna.
Stop outside Oudtshoorn, in the Cango Valley and discover the spectacular subterranean world of the Cango Caves. Back above ground, tour a nearby ostrich farm and learn an appreciation for the ostrich-farming industry. Enjoy lunch at the ostrich farm’s restaurant (own account).
Travel southwards to Knysna via the Outeniqua Pass. This pass was constructed by prisoners of war from 1943-1951 and now bridges the semi-arid Klein Karoo and the coastal Garden Route. Stop in Wilderness to enjoy photo opportunities and sweeping views from the Map of Africa lookout point (weather permitting) before continuing on to Knysna.
Following breakfast, guests spend the day at leisure, or on optional excursions in and around Knysna offered locally.
After an early breakfast, the tour departs for the marina town of Port Alfred, via the Garden Route.
Travel to the Storms River Mouth and experience unique views from a suspension bridge of the Tsitsikamma.
Drive along the coastal road to Port Alfred, on the banks of the Kowie River, in the heart of the Sunshine Coast. The tour arrives, late afternoon, at the hotel. Guests enjoy refreshing drinks (own account) and savour local cuisine.
Guests enjoy an early breakfast before the tour departs for the Wild Coast.
Stop for lunch en route (own account) before arriving at the quaint beach resort in the afternoon. Views from the hotel range from the stunning Wild Coast beaches to the green, lush, tropical vegetation.
Guests spend the day at leisure after breakfast. Guests can join one or more optional activities on offer such as extreme golf, lagoon cruise, canoeing, hiking or enjoy any of the recreational hotel facilities. Visit a traditional homestead and experience authentic, local hospitality (optional - own account). Excursions are operated by a local guide and all funds go to the community.
Enjoy an early breakfast at the hotel and depart for Kokstad, via the Mthatha sites (time permitting) on the Mandela Route.
The Mandela Route takes a scenic drive on the N2 Highway to Mthatha, which hosts the Nelson Mandela Museum. The museum hosts a display reflecting the life and times of Mandela. Visit other prominent Mthatha sites (time permitting).
Lunch en route (own account).
The tour arrives at the resort, late afternoon. Guests spend the late afternoon at leisure, freshen up and dine at the hotel.
After an early breakfast, guests depart for St Lucia at 07h30.
South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province is colloquially referred to as the Elephant Coast. This region is acclaimed for its towering mountains, the warm Indian Ocean, tropical vegetation and a myriad of animal species.
The tour arrives at the hotel in the late afternoon. Dine at the lodge or in town (own account).
Before breakfast, guests embark on an open safari vehicle and enjoy a game drive through South Africa’s first World Heritage Site, the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a colloquial reference roughly translated as ‘miracle and wonder’. Observe hippos, crocodiles, and an abundance of birds on an eco-friendly boat cruise on the estuary.
The tour departs for the Kingdom of Swaziland entering at the Lavumisa Border post. Swaziland is culturally diverse, an absolute monarchy and one of Africa’s smallest countries. The tour stops at the Swazi Candle factory where each candle is made and finished by hand using the millefiori technique.
The tour arrives at the hotel in the late afternoon. Guests spend the evening at leisure, freshen up and dine at the hotel or in town (own account).
NOTE: When entering the Kingdom of Swaziland guests must ensure they are in possession of a valid passport and for nationals of certain countries, multi-entry visa terms and conditions apply.
Guests enjoy breakfast at the hotel. The tour exits Swaziland at the Jeppe’s Reef border post and arrives at the Kruger National Park’s Malelane Gate.
Guests enjoy a guided game drive through the Kruger National Park to Hazyview. The Kruger National Park, forms part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park.
Lunch (own account) in one of the park’s rest camps before continuing to Hazyview, the gateway to the spectacular Panorama Escarpment.
Arrive at the hotel and enjoy dinner before retiring for the night.
After an early breakfast, guests spend the day exploring the Kruger National Park.
Board a closed vehicle for a guided game drive in Kruger and see Africa’s iconic mega-fauna and endemic birdlife. The tour stops at one of the park’s rest camps for lunch (own account). An optional full day safari in an open safari vehicle is available (own account and excluding lunch, please enquire).
Guests exit Kruger National Park, late afternoon and return to the hotel to freshen up before dinner.
After breakfast, guests travel to Johannesburg via the scenic Panorama Route.
Wonder View, the highest viewpoint on this route, is at the start of this day’s trip on the Panorama Route. The tour visits Bourke’s Luck Potholes and stops at the Blyde River Canyon and the Three Rondavels, the world’s largest green canyon. These sites are included in the country’s list of natural marvels.
Stop for lunch (own account) en route.
The tour arrives in Johannesburg in the late afternoon. Spend the evening at leisure.
Breakfast is included at the hotel.
At the appointed time you’ll be met for transportation by private vehicle to the airport for your departure flight. Checkout by 12 noon.
Days 5: Stop outside Oudtshoorn, in the Cango Valley and discover the spectacular subterranean world of the Cango Caves.
Day 13: Enjoy a guided game drive through the Kruger National Park to Hazyview.
This itinerary has been tried & tested and can be booked as-is. However, should you wish to customize your tour, you may contact us here.
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