Experience the best of South Africa on this 9 day tour. Spot the ‘Big 5’ in a world-renowned private game reserve and appreciate the awe inspiring sights of the Panorama Route and Cape Peninsula. Savour local cuisine and cherish true hospitality.
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All taxes, accommodations as mentioned or similar with daily breakfast, dinners as indicated, group touring with English speaking guides as outlined, transportation, and airport transfers. International flights are not included; contact us for a no-obligation air quote.
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Optional tours and activities are available, please enquire.
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Upon arrival at Johannesburg International Airport, you will be met for your group transportation to the hotel for check-in.
Breakfast is included at the hotel and the morning is free at your leisure. This afternoon, you will be picked up from the hotel to start your half-day afternoon group tour of Soweto. Highlights on the afternoon tour include Constitution Hill, the historical Liliesleaf Farm, the famous Vilakazi Street and Hector Pieterson Memorial in Soweto, ending the day back in the vibrant Maboneng precinct. Afterwards, you’ll be returned to the hotel for the evening free at your leisure.
After breakfast, the tour departs from Johannesburg to White River via Pretoria. In Pretoria, guests are taken on an orientation tour, a trip to the Voortrekker Monument, and then to the Union Buildings, where they can enjoy the views and have a photo opportunity at the Nelson Mandela statue. Stop for lunch (own account) enroute before arriving at the hotel for your dinner & overnight stay.
After an early breakfast, head to the iconic Kruger National Park at Numbi Gate to enjoy a full day’s game viewing in a closed vehicle. The park boasts one of the largest and most successful conservation schemes in the world, and the diversity of fauna and flora promise an unforgettable bushveld experience. The tour stops for lunch in the park (own account). Later, transfer to the hotel for dinner.
After an early breakfast, guests head to one of Mpumalanga’s most magnificent topographical attractions, the Blyde River Canyon and the Three Rondavels. The Panorama Route affords guests memorable views of the more significant sites in this area including God’s Window, Lisbon Falls, and the Pinnacle. Once at the lodge, guests enjoy high tea before heading off for an afternoon game drive in an open safari vehicle, then returning to the lodge for dinner.
Guests go for an early morning game drive in an open safari vehicle, and then head back to the lodge for breakfast. The tour then returns to Johannesburg, via the charming town of Dullstroom, where guests can stop for lunch (own account) and take short a walk through the town (time permitting). Guests arrive in Johannesburg in time for an early evening flight to Cape Town. Guests arriving at Cape Town International Airport are assisted on arrival and transferred to a city hotel.
Breakfast is included at the hotel and the morning is free at your leisure. At approximately 13:00hr, 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 (excluding cableway ticket). 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.
Enjoy the full day free at your leisure. Optional excursions are available, please enquire.
At the appointed time you’ll be met for your group transportation to the airport for your departure flight. Checkout by 12 noon.
Days 4: Enjoy a guided game drive through the Kruger National Park to Hazyview.
Day 7: Visit one of the new 7 Natural Wonders of the World, Table Mountain.
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.
CLASSIC KENYA & TANZANIA EXPERIENCE
SOUTH AFRICAN ESSENTIALS
THE CAPE, WINELANDS, WILDLIFE & THE COAST