Scenic South Africa

A magnificent 14-day accommodated tour, where you will experience the immense richness of South Africa. From the magnificent wildlife of Kruger National Park, the cultural heritage of Swaziland and Zululand, through the natural beauty of the Garden Route to the scenic city of Cape Town and surroundings, you will appreciate why South Africa is called A World in One Country.
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Tour Highlights

  • Panorama route along the Drakensberg escarpment
  • Kruger National Park
  • The Kingdom of Swaziland
  • The Kingdom of the Zulu’s
  • Boat cruise on Lake St Lucia
  • Garden Route
  • Cango Caves and ostrich farm
  • Cape Town and Cape Point
  • Cape Winelands

Itinerary

Day 1: Sunday           Johannesburg

You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, exploring the magnificent suburban shopping malls. At 7:00pm we all meet at reception for a briefing on the tour and a chance to meet your fellow travellers.
Accommodation: Protea Hotel Wanderers or similar

Day 2: Monday          Pretoria – Mpumalanga

We depart by 08:30am and head for Pretoria, South Africa’s capital city, for a short orientation tour, before continuing east to the escarpment. We travel via some historic towns and book into your hotel on the famous Long Tom Pass. The afternoon is at leisure to take in the panoramic views across the escarpment or to participate in one of the many optional activities such as mountain biking, hiking or trout fishing.
Accommodation: Misty Mountain or similar (BD)

Day 3: Tuesday         Kruger National Park

Travel along the spectacular Panorama Route and visit the impressive God’s Window, waterfalls and Blyde River Canyon, before arriving at our overnight hotel.
Accommodation: Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel or similar (BD)

Day 4: Wednesday    Kruger National Park

Explore this magnificent wilderness in an open vehicle and get a chance to observe the diversity of wildlife and search for lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard. An optional activity is spending an afternoon interacting with elephants – guests have the opportunity to touch, feed and brush down these magnificent animals.
Accommodation: Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel or similar (B)

Day 5: Thursday       The Kingdom of Swaziland

Enjoy an enchanting drive to the Kingdom of Swaziland and experience interactive cultural traditions. Afterwards we continue to the beautiful Ezulwini Valley for our stay.
Accommodation: Lugogo Sun or similar (BLD)

Day 6: Friday            The Kingdom of the Zulu’s

Start the day with a true African shopping experience at the vibrant Ezulwini Craft Market. Travelling to Zululand, we pass through endless vistas to arrive at our hotel in the Umfolozi area. Optional activity is an exciting afternoon game drive in an open vehicle in the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park.
Accommodation: Protea Hotel Umfolozi River (B)

Day 7: Saturday        Durban

Enjoy a cruise on Lake St Lucia in the morning before travelling south through sugar cane fields en-route to Durban. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure enjoying the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Optional activity: afternoon city tour of Durban.
Accommodation: Protea Hotel Edward or similar (B)

Day 8: Sunday           Port Elizabeth – Knysna

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for the morning flight to Port Elizabeth. The group will be met by the new tour director and once everyone has arrived, we set off to explore the Tsitsikamma Forest. Soak up the magnificent coastal views and the beautiful forests. From here we depart for Knysna in the heart of the renowned Garden Route.
Accommodation: Knysna Hollow Country Estate or similar (BD)

Day 9: Monday          Knysna

Cruise on the extensive Knysna Lagoon and enjoy an amazing view of the imposing sandstone ‘Heads’, forests, marshes and pristine beaches. After lunch we have the remainder of the day at leisure to enjoy this lovely town.
Accommodation: Knysna Hollow Country Estate or similar (BL)

Day 10: Tuesday       Oudtshoorn

Traverse the spectacular Outeniqua Pass en-route to Oudtshoorn, South Africa’s center of the ostrich industry. Learn more about these enigmatic creatures during a tour of an ostrich farm before heading on a fascinating tour of the Cango Caves.
Accommodation: Queens Hotel or similar (BL)

Day 11: Wednesday Cape Town

Enjoy the ever-changing vistas as we travel to Cape Town. During the whale season (July to November only) we will travel via the seaside village of Hermanus in the hopes of catching a glimpse of the southern right whales. Out of season we will return to Cape Town along the scenic ‘Route 62’.
Accommodation: Protea Hotel President or similar (B)

Day 12: Thursday     Cape Peninsula

A full day touring of the ruggedly beautiful Cape Peninsula winding our way through some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in the world. We stop at the fishing village of Hout Bay, where you can opt to take an optional cruise to Seal Island. Then we continue to the Cape Point Nature Reserve, before stopping off to see the lovable penguins at Boulders Beach.
Accommodation: Protea Hotel President or similar (B)

Day 13: Friday          Cape Winelands

We journey into the beautiful and tranquil Cape Winelands for wine tasting at two well-known estates in the vicinity of Stellenbosch and Paarl.
Accommodation: Protea Hotel President or similar (B)

Day 14: Saturday      Cape Town

This brings us to the end of our tour. After breakfast, check out of your hotel and be transferred to the airport for your return flight. (B)

Note: all optional activities are on your own account and can be paid on-site.

 Booking Form

Duration:       14 Days / 13 Nights
Departure dates:       Weekly departures on a Sunday with a minimum of 2 people

Tour Prices (2017):
Summer (Sept. – April)     US$ $2,580 p.p. sharing
Winter (May – August)    US$ 2,400 p.p. sharing
Deposit:                                    US$ 500
Single supplement:  available upon request
Oustanding Aount: Payable 2 months prior to tour


Prices



Price Includes:

  • Airport transfers
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Hotel porterage
  • Kruger National Park Conservation Levy

Price Excludes:

  • International and local airfares
  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional activities