14 DAY ADVENTURE!
Price
$3,299 per person
Duration
14 Days/ 13 Nights
Destination
South Africa
Travellers
2+

14 DAY ADVENTURE! South Africa Adventure Tour

Start in Johannesburg and end in Cape town. Explore South Africa’s highlights including experience Big 5 game viewing, discover fascinating cultures and explore geographic marvels. Big 5 game-viewing in the pristine wilderness of South Africa’s premier game reserve, the Kruger National Park Fascinating cultures of Southern Africa’s pastoral Swazi and Zulu kingdoms; and the modern beat of the popular Indian Ocean beach cities The beauty and sophistication of the Cape – the glorious Garden Route, the world-class Winelands and the world’s most desirable city, Cape Town
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Destination
South Africa Discover South Africa
Departure Location
Starts at Johannesburg at OR Tambo International Airport [JNB]
Return Location
Ends at Cape Town International Airport [CPT]
Additional Information
Optional Excursions: Available for pre-booking Tour Number: SV601A2019
Price includes
  • 13 Breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Accomodations
  • Meet and greet services
  • Porterage at hotel
  • Sightseeing as specified (see itinerary) and English-speaking, highly educated driver-guides
  • Transport
Price does not include
  • Driver guide or local escort gratuities
  • Flight and departure tax between Durban and Port Elizabeth (DUR/PLZ) on Day 8
  • International flights
  • Medical, evacuation or travel insurance
  • Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature
  • Visa arrangements
Additional Prices
Price listed: Per person sharing For single room supplement: Additional fee Price Ranges: From $3,299-$3,640 (Depending on season- Low season: May to Aug and high season: Jan to Apr and Sept to Dec) Rates Exclude: Durban to Port Elizabeth flight

Johannesburg

Johannesburg is one of Africa’s biggest and most vibrant cities. It is the economic capital of Africa and the gateway to Southern Africa. Although not as famous as other South African destinations, there is plenty to do in Johannesburg and nearby Pretoria. The old city is a multi-cultural mixture of traditional medicine shops, Chinese restaurants, taxi ranks and ultra-modern skyscrapers. There are excellent museums, art galleries and organised tours of historical and political interest. The shopping is Southern Africa’s best and the many restaurants cater for all tastes. The nearby township of Soweto is Johannesburg’s most popular tourist attraction.

Hazyview

Surrounded by subtropical fruit orchards, Hazyview is a small farming town and a gateway to the southern part of the Kruger National Park and the Panorama Escarpment. The town and its spectacularly scenic surroundings serve as a popular adventure capital with a remarkable array of exhilarating outdoor activities on offer to suit all ages, tastes and fitness levels. These include, among others: mountain biking, quad biking, ziplining, tubing, abseiling, and river rafting. Whether you are eager to hike the Panorama Route with its breathtaking views and impressive waterfalls, visit the Shangana Cultural Village, or horse ride along the banks of the magnificent Sabie River, Hazyview has something for just about everyone.

Eswatini

Officially known as the ‘Kingdom of eSwatini’ and still referred to as Swaziland, this tiny landlocked nation boasts a rich historical and cultural heritage and is Africa’s last remaining absolute monarchy. Swaziland encompasses a diverse array of ecosystems featuring towering mountains and low-lying savannah, tangled rainforests and lush river valleys. Highlights of this laid-back land include the mesmerizingly beautiful ‘Valley of Heaven’, the handicraft haven of the Malkerns Valley and the Hlane Royal National Park, famed for its white rhinos, antelopes and lions. Visitors can look forward to excellent wildlife watching, rafting, mountain biking, and hiking along a network of scenic trails which traverse spectacular mountainous landscapes.

Hluhluwe

Named after the many thorny climbers that were once found along the Hluhluwe River, on whose banks the town rests, Hluhluwe is sandwiched between the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park and Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve. This fact ensures that visitors will be treated to incredibly scenic surroundings. Those who enjoy fresh, juicy South African pineapples can indulge themselves to the fullest, with most of the country’s pineapples produced in this region. Visitors can also look forward to visiting one of many surrounding reserves to view the world-renowned Big Five, soak up the incredible natural scenery and enjoy a variety of activities including: scuba diving, horse riding, hiking, canoeing, boat cruises, and mountain biking.

Port Elizabeth

Set on Algoa Bay in South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province, Port Elizabeth also referred to as PE, is known as the Friendly City as well as the Windy City and hopefully, if you stay here you will get a chance to experience the former and not the latter. Port Elizabeth was established to home British settlers who were brought out on a government-sponsored programme to provide a buffer between the Cape Dutch and the Xhosa conflict. The little port grew from there and today it is the gateway to the beautiful Garden Route and serves as an excellent base to explore the Eastern Cape’s magnificent game reserves and pristine beaches. Visitors can explore the Addo Elephant National Park, inhabited by hundreds of elephants; and other wildlife, climb the area’s largest dune at Maitland’s Beach and jump on a boat tour to spot rare seabirds and whales.

Knysna

Sandwiched between the towering Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean, Knysna is known as the ‘Garden of Eden’. It is surrounded by world-renowned forests, lovely lagoons and pristine beaches. Visitors can look forward to an array of markets offering delicious food and organic locally-made goods, explore the town’s picturesque waterfront and quaint streets, adventure through the lush forest, skip over streams and catch a glimpse of the multicoloured Knysna Loerie, take a ferry trip to the famed Knysna Heads and sample the local oysters. Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of exciting activities including: surfing, swimming, yachting, jet skiing, boating, fishing, and golfing.

Oudtshoorn

Located along the well-known Route 62 in South Africa’s beautiful Klein Karoo, the charming town of Oudtshoorn is known as the ostrich capital of the world. It is surrounded by numerous ostrich farms and the golden arid landscape of the Karoo. Visitors can enjoy the locally produced wine and port; sample ostrich meat and biltong; learn about the ostrich feather boom at the C.P. Nel Museum; and visit the world-renowned Cango Caves, the largest cave system in Africa featuring ancient rock formations and sparkling stalactites and stalagmites. Other popular activities include: mountain biking, paragliding, horse riding, and taking a day trip to the quaint town of Prince Albert over the scenic Swartberg Pass.

Cape Town

Cape Town is one of the world’s most beautiful cities and a top international destination. Large numbers of tourists flock to Cape Town to enjoy this unique city with its fascinating history, interesting culture, natural beauty, award winning wines and laidback lifestyle. Whether you are a serious tourist or just want to lie on the beach and enjoy life, Cape Town will satisfy your needs.

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Day 1-

Johannesburg

  • Arrival in Johannesburg at OR Tambo International Airport
  • You will be met by your representative and transferred to your hotel.
  • Johannesburg is the largest and most populous city in South Africa. It is also the source of a large-scale gold and diamond trade, due to its location on the mineral-rich Witwatersrand range of hills.
  • The remainder of the day is at leisure & unescorted.
  • At 7:00PM we will meet up at reception for a briefing on the tour and a chance to meet fellow travelers.
  • Overnight at Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Wanderers
  • Optional Excursion (Day Tours)- Afternoon Soweto Tour- Soweto is unlike any suburb you’ve ever seen or visited, yet the history of struggle encapsulated here is a cornerstone of the South African story.
Day 2-

Hazyview

  • Depart Johannesburg after breakfast and head for Pretoria, South Africa’s capital city, for a short orientation tour, before continuing to the Mpumalanga Province, known as “Paradise Country”. Dropping several hundred feet into the lush subtropical region of the Lowveld, we travel via the historic towns of Dullstroom and Lydenburg. After traversing the famous Long Tom Pass, we travel via Sabie and arrive late afternoon in Hazyview, the safari hub of the Kruger National Park.
  • Overnight at Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel
  • Breakfast Provided
Day 3-

Hazyview

  • After an early morning breakfast, we’ll drive along the spectacular “Panorama Route”, offering views of amazing scenery including the 26 kilometre-long Blyde River Canyon (home to the Three Rondavels), Bourke’s Luck Potholes and historic God’s Window, a breathtaking view (weather permitting) of the edge of the escarpment taking in the Kruger National Park.
  • We arrive back in Hazyview in the early afternoon, where the remainder of the day is at leisure to relax or join an afternoon game experience (optional & for own account).
  • Overnight at Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel
  • Breakfast provided
  • Optional Excursion (Day Tours)- Afternoon game experience
Day 4-

Hazyview

  • The day begins with early morning coffee or tea, followed by a thrilling open vehicle safari (with English speaking game ranger) through Kruger National Park with pre-packed breakfast.
  • Kruger is one of the world’s greatest national parks, home to a stunning array of wildlife. Search for the Big 5 (rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, and elephant) as well as prolific birdlife and numerous other game.
  • The afternoon is at leisure at your hotel. Late afternoon open vehicle game drives are available (optional & for own account).
  • Overnight at Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel
  • Breakfast provided
  • Optional Excursion (Day Tours)-Afternoon Open Vehicle Safari in Kruger National Park- For wildlife enthusiasts, enjoy a second open vehicle safari in one of the world’s most renowned game reserves. 
Day 5-

Eswatini

  • This morning we travel to Swaziland, an independent Kingdom within the borders of South Africa, known for its lovely scenery, crafts and colourful indigenous culture. An interactive cultural experience introduces us to the charming people of Swaziland and their traditions. We travel via the capital city, Mbabane, and on to the beautiful Ezulwini Valley for a true African shopping experience at the Ezulwini Craft Market which is packed with woven baskets, beadwork and carvings.
  • Overnight in Swaziland at Royal Swazi Spa.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner provided
Day 6-

Hluhluwe

  • After breakfast we will continue south through Swaziland, before re-entering South Africa.
  • Travel into Zululand, passing traditional round huts and endless vistas.
  • There is an option to enjoy an afternoon open vehicle safari (optional & for own account with an English speaking game ranger)
  • Overnight in Hluhluwe-Umfolozi region at Anew Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris
  • Breakfast provided
  • Optional Excursion (Day Tours)-Afternoon Open Vehicle Safari in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park- Enjoy a 3-hour afternoon open vehicle safari into the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park, Africa’s oldest game reserve which contains an immense diversity of fauna and flora and is particularly famous for its conservation of black and white rhino.
Day 7-

Port Elizabeth

  • This morning we will join a cruise on Lake St Lucia (depending on favourable weather conditions) before departing for Durban.
  • Our journey takes us past traditional Zulu Kraals, Eucalyptus plantations and sugar cane fields.
  • We arrive early afternoon and the remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy the golden beaches of the Indian Ocean.
  • Overnight in Durban (Umhlanga) at Protea Hotel Edward & Conference Center
  • Breakfast provided
  • Optional Excursion (Day Tours)-Afternoon Durban City Tour- Enjoy an afternoon tour of Durban and discover a cultural melting pot with unique atmosphere and beckoning beaches
Day 8-

Knysna

  • After breakfast, transfer to Durban (Umhlanga) airport for the short southward flight to Port Elizabeth, where we will be met by our representative and once everyone has arrived, we set off to explore the magnificent beauty of the indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest.
  • Visit the spectacularly beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River Mouth (weather permitting).
  • We’ll arrive at our hotel in Knysna, known as the oyster box of South Africa, nestling on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route.
  • Overnight in Knysna at Rex Hotel
  • Breakfast & Dinner provided
Day 9-

Knysna

  • After a leisurely breakfast we’ll enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, where we can take a trailer ride to the top of the Western Head to enjoy panoramic views of the town and lagoon, returning for lunch under the milkwood trees.
  • The afternoon is at leisure to further explore this charming town set around a natural harbour lagoon.
  • Overnight at Rex Hotel
  • Breakfast & Lunch provided
Day 10-

Oudtshoorn

  • Travel through the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, known as the “ostrich capital” and the centre of the world’s Ostrich farming industry. We’ll visit an Ostrich Farm for a guided tour and light lunch, before taking a tour of the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves, one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ages.
  • We will arrive at our hotel in the late afternoon, in time to check in and relax before dinner (for own account).
  • Overnight in Oudtshoorn at Hlangana Lodge
  • Breakfast & Lunch provided
Day 11-

Cape Town

  • There is an option (for own account & subject to availability) to enjoy an early morning Meerkat Safari.  After this thrilling experience, head back for a delicious breakfast.
  • After breakfast, the journey continues through the “Little Karoo” to Barrydale, where you will have the opportunity to visit a local farm school, interact with the children and teachers, spending time with them in the classroom learning more about the local farming community, before travelling to Montagu, a picturesque and historic spa town. (The school visit is subject to the school being open.)
  • Continue to cape Town, spectacularly set at the foot of Table Mountain.
  • Overnight in Cape Town at President Hotel
  • Breakfast provided
  • Optional Excursion (Day Tours)-Early Morning Meerkat Safari – Witness these incredible wild habituated creatures emerging out of their burrows, in time to soak up the sun before they head about their daily activities (weather permitting).
Day 12-

Cape Town

  • Enjoy a full day at leisure.
  • Perhaps join a sightseeing tour to Table Mountain (for own account) or simply explore the city. Although a small city, Cape Town is packed with sightseeing attractions, excellent bars, cafes and restaurants as well as colourful craft markets.
  • Alternatively relax on one of Cape Town’s many pristine beaches.
  • Tonight enjoy a fantastic dinner & show experience – an evening of delicious Cape food, captivating theatre and entertaining tales and songs about the people of the Cape.
  • Overnight in Cape Town at President Hotel
  • Breakfast & Dinner provided
Day 13-

Cape Town

  • Enjoy a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula, offering some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in the world. Drive through Sea Point, the seaside village of Hout Bay (where you can enjoy an optional & for own account seal island boat cruise) and then on to Cape Point where (by tradition) it is said that the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet.
  • We’ll return to Cape Town by way of Simon’s Town, where we visit the Penguin colony at Boulders Beach (entrance fee for own account), Fish Hoek fishing village and Muizenberg.
  • Overnight in Cape Town  at President Hotel
  • Breakfast provided
Day 14-

End of Itinerary

  • Enjoy some last minute shopping (unescorted) or sightseeing (for own account).
  • The Robben Island Tour (for own account & time permitting), which departs from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, offers a fascinating excursion or perhaps just wander through the variety of shops and boutiques catering for all tastes and budgets.
  • Later you will be transferred to the airport, harbour or railway station for your onward journey.
  • Breakfast provided

More about South Africa

This vast country is undoubtedly one of the most culturally and geographically diverse places on earth. Fondly known by locals as the 'Rainbow Nation', South Africa has 11 official languages and its multicultural inhabitants are influenced by a fascinating mix of cultures. Discover the gourmet restaurants, impressive art scene, vibrant nightlife and beautiful beaches of Cape Town; enjoy a local braai (barbecue) in the Soweto township; browse the bustling Indian markets in Durban; or sample some of the world’s finest wines at the myriad wine estates dotting the Cape Winelands. Some historical attractions to explore include the Zululand battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal, the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg and Robben Island, just off the coast of Cape Town. Above all else, its remarkably untamed wilderness with its astonishing range of wildlife roaming freely across massive unfenced game reserves such as the world-famous Kruger National Park. With all of this variety on offer, it is little wonder that South Africa has fast become Africa’s most popular tourist destination.

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South Africa Adventure Tour

Price
$3,299 per person
Duration
14 Days/ 13 Nights
Destination
South Africa
Travellers
2+

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