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Experience South Africa in Style!

From the large cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria, to the renowned Kruger National Park game reserve, cut your way through the Kingdom of Swaziland en-route to Kwa-Zulu Natal, down the Garden Route and end in the spectacular Cape Town.

Itinerary for the Classic South African Tour

Day 1: Thursday - JOHANNESBURG and PRETORIA

Arrival at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and transfer to your hotel.

At 14h00 you will be met at hotel reception by the tour guide and depart on a city tour of Pretoria, giving you an overview of the city.

This will include a visit to the Voortrekker Monument and the Kruger House.

Bed and Breakfast: 24 on VREY Boutique Hotel in Johannesburg or similar*

Day 2: Friday - Panorama Route to Kruger National Park

Today you will do sightseeing along the beautiful Panorama Route, which runs along the Blyde River Canyon. This Canyon, one of the natural wonders of Africa, drops 800 meters from the escarpment of Mariepskop and the Three Rondawels, down to the river.

We stop at various viewing points and will also have a look at Bourke’s Luck Potholes, which were created by the unusual water erosion.

Our drive continues to Thanda Nani Game Reserve at the southern border of Kruger National Park. If time permits, you will enjoy an afternoon game drive on the reserve, otherwise on the morning of day 4.

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast:   Thanda Nani Game Lodge or similar *

Day 3: Saturday - Kruger National Park

A full day game drive in open vehicles in the Kruger National Park is planned for today. The reserve covers 20 000 square meters, and the big game is dominant here.

There are 137 mammal species and the "Big Five“: Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhino belong to them. In addition, large herds of antelope, 450 bird species, reptiles, fish and butterflies can also be seen.

Low grass and bush vegetation, called the Savanna, are mostly seen in the landscape of the Kruger National Park.

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast:   Thanda Nani Game Lodge or similar *

Day 4: Sunday - Kruger National Park to Swaziland

Your tour continues from the Kruger National Park with a drive through the Kingdom of Swaziland, known for its mountainous landscape, its friendly citizens and the colourful markets.

You might want to visit a market where you can buy original souvenirs. A glass factory can also be visited.

Bed and Breakfast: Mountain Inn – poolside room or similar *

Day 5: Monday - Swaziland to Hluhluwe

Today we drive to Hluhluwe. An open vehicle game drive with a picnic lunch in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve in Kwa- Zulu Natal. The animal world is similar to that of the Umfolozi Game Reserve: white and black rhinos, lions, cheetahs, impalas, warthogs, wildebeest, zebras, water- and reed antilopes, leopards, jackals and crocodiles.

A picnic lunch will be served in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve. At Emdoneni Lodge you visit the Cheetah and Lynx Project.

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast Emdoneni Lodge or similar *

Day 6: Tuesday - Hluhluwe to Drakensberg

Onwards to the Drakensberg area. Here you will find the most beautiful mountain scenery of South Africa. The name originates from a legend of dragons living in the caves many years ago. Many years ago, the bushmen hunted and searched for food in the mountains.

Lunch and afternoon tea is included if you arrive in time.

Full Board and 1 morning walk The Cavern Drakensberg Resort & Spa or similar *

Day 7: Wednesday - Drakensberg to Durban

After your guided morning walk, the tour continues to Durban. In Durban you will do an orientation City Tour. Durban South Africa's biggest harbour city on the Indian Ocean is a busy industry and business centre as well as a holiday paradise. Take a walk through the Indian market and it feels as if you are in India. Durban has the most Indian inhabitants in South Africa – an inheritance from the British colonial time.

Bed and Breakfast Holiday Inn Umhlanga or similar *

Day 8: Thursday - Durban to Port Elizabeth to Knysna

Transfer to the King Shaka Airport and flight to Port Elizabeth (not included in price). Port Elizabeth is the economic centre of the Eastern Cape. We do stop at the famous Bloukrans Bridge. Here you have the opportunity to dare the highest bungee jump in the world.

The drive continues to the jungle-like Tsitsikamma Forest. Near the Sauer Bridge, a bridge which spans the Storms River, are big yellow wood trees which are up to 850 years old. You will visit the Big Tree, before you continue your journey to Knysna.

Bed and Breakfast Brenton on Sea & Nautical South Restaurant - Knysna or similar *

Day 9: Friday - Knysna to Oudtshoorn

The part between Mossel Bay and Storms River is known as the "Garden Route“. This region which is close to the sea has scenic bays, lonely beaches, high rocks, escarpments and jungle-like forests.

In Knysna you will be able to go window shopping, before your journey continues via the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn. Oudtshoorn is the centre of ostrich breeding. You pay a visit to the Safari Ostrich Farm, where you will take part in a guided tour.

A special Barbecue Dinner will be served on Safari Ostrich Farm.

Bed and Breakfast Hlangana Lodge or similar *

Day 10: Saturday - Oudtshoorn to Montagu

You will visit the Cango Caves, one of the biggest and most beautiful cave systems in the world.

Your journey continues through the Small Karoo to Montagu.

Bed and Breakfast Montagu Country Hotel or similar *

Day 11: Sunday - Montague to Cape Town Via the Kogmanskloof Pass

You will drive into the most well known Winelands areas of the Cape. This area is known for its excellent wines, beautiful scenery and beautiful towns. You will visit a wine estate and take part in a guided cellar tour with wine tasting.

Continue to Cape Town.

Bed and Breakfast Hotel Graeme or similar *

Day 12: Monday - Cape Town to Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve

We depart for the fisherman's town of Hout Bay. From there we continue to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve.

We continue along False Bay via Simon’s Town, where we visit the penguins at Boulders Beach and Fish Hoek.

Thereafter we visit the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens with its local and exotic plants.

Bed and Breakfast Hotel Graeme or similar *

Day 13: Tuesday - Cape Town

More than two million people are living in the greater Cape Town area, which is from the Table Mountain beyond the hills and the bays of the peninsula. The City Tour includes a visit to the Bo-Kaap museum before the transfer to the airport.

 

End of a wonderful journey!

 

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* Please note:  We do our best to offer you the accommodation mentioned, but the venue is subject to change depending on availability.

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