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A Grand Tour of South Africa – Small Group Tour - 14 Days

South Africa at its Best.

This is a land based tour only, flights are NOT included

Embark on a 14-day tour encompassing the best that South Africa has to offer in way of scenery, wildlife and culture. Go on safari, meet the Swazi and Zulu locals, enjoy scenic trips up the Lebombo Mountains and along the magnificent Garden Route, visit a working ostrich farm and experience all that Cape Town has to offer. Enjoy all of this and superb cuisine, luxurious accommodation and true South African hospitality throughout your journey.

Grand Tour of South Africa – South Africa at it’s Best!

Embark on a 14-day tour encompassing the best that South Africa has to offer in way of scenery, wildlife and culture.

Day 1
Johannesburg - Hazyview

Depart Johannesburg and travel via the magnificent Panorama Route. From many well-positioned vantage points, one has a view of the 33 km long gorge, which starts at Bourke’s Luck Potholes and ends at the Three Rondavels. Stop at God’s window. Late afternoon arrival at your hotel. Check in and freshen up before dinner.
Overnight Perry’s Bridge Hollow (standard room) or similar.
Meals: Dinner.

Day 2
Kruger National Park

Early morning open vehicle safari through the Kruger National Park. The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. An optional afternoon safari is available on request (additional charge).
Overnight Perry’s Bridge Hollow (standard room) or similar.
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner.

Day 3
Hazyview - Swaziland

Travel to the Royal Kingdom of Swaziland. Enjoy a showcase of the traditional Swazi culture followed by a traditional lunch at the Matsamo Cultural Village. Continue to the Ngwenya Glass Works to see master craftsmen create beautiful sculptures and artwork from molten glass.
Overnight Royal Swazi Spa (standard room) or similar.
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch

Day 4
Swaziland - Zululand

Swaziland / Zululand.
Enjoy a morning visit to the Swazi Candle Factory. Continue via Big Bend into KwaZulu Natal. Embark on an afternoon scenic drive up the Lebombo Mountains. The drive will be combined with a visit to a local and authentic Zulu homestead for a glimpse into Zulu life in today’s world.
Overnight at Ghost Mountain Inn (standard room) or similar.
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner.

Day 5
Zululand

Enjoy the morning at leisure, embarking on the activities on offer from the hotel. After lunch (to own account), transfer to the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve for an afternoon of game viewing. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon.

Overnight Ghost Mountain Inn (standard room) or similar.

Meals: Breakfast / Dinner.

Day 6
Mkhuze - Durban

Mkhuze / Durban

Journey along the Elephant Coast of KwaZulu Natal to St Lucia which is located at the southern extremity of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Here you embark on an estuarine boat trip. Continue to Durban for afternoon arrival at your hotel.

Overnight The Benjamin Boutique Hotel (standard room) or similar

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 7
Durban - Port Elizabeth

Durban / Port Elizabeth

Depending on the departure time of your flight, embark on a morning city tour of Durban – a cosmopolitan city where east meets west. Flight to Port Elizabeth. Transfer to your Port Elizabeth hotel spending the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight Radisson Blu Port Elizabeth (standard room) or similar.

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 8
Port Elizabeth - Plettenberg Bay

Port Elizabeth / Plettenberg Bay

Travel via the coastline to the beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park – ‘garden of the Garden Route’. Enjoy a walk along the suspension bridge across the Storms River mouth gorge offering incredible views. Continue to Plettenberg Bay for dinner and overnight.

Overnight Hunter’s Country House (standard room) or similar

Meals: Breakfast / Dinner.

Day 9
Plettenberg Bay Area

Plettenberg Bay area

After breakfast visit Birds of Eden – the largest free-flight bird aviary in the world. Proceed to Bramon Wine Estate for a tasting followed by lunch (to own account). Optional: Marine Encounter boat trip (weather and time permitting; additional charge) before returning to the lodge for the remainder of the afternoon at leisure before dinner.

Overnight Hunter’s House (standard room) or similar

Meals: Breakfast / Dinner.

Day 10
Plettenberg Bay - Knysna - Oudtshoorn

After breakfast and check-out formalities, proceed on a cruise up the Keurbooms River. Continue to Knysna – the gem of the Garden Route. Enjoy some time at leisure at the Knysna Waterfront Complex before travelling to Oudtshoorn – the ‘feather capital’ of the world. Visit a working ostrich farm for a guided tour. Check into your accommodation in the late afternoon before enjoying dinner.

Overnight De Opstal Country Lodge (standard room) or similar

Meals: Breakfast / Dinner.

Day 11
Oudtshoorn - Cape Town

Oudtshoorn / Cape Town

Enjoy a morning tour of the Cango Caves before departing Oudtshoorn. The Cango Caves is one of the natural wonders of the world and has become a major draw-card to the Karoo area. Travel via Route 62 to Barrydale for lunch (to own account) and onward to Cape Town. Overnight at Southern Sun Waterfront (standard room) or similar

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 12
Cape Point & Peninsula

Travel along the Atlantic Seaboard via Sea Point, Clifton and Camps Bay to Hout Bay (optional boat trip to Seal Island – to own account). Continue via Chapman’s Peak to Cape Point and the Good Hope Nature Reserve. We go on to historic Simon’s Town – a village with charming Victorian architecture, a naval base and a large penguin colony at the beautiful Boulders Beach. End the day with a visit to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

Overnight at Southern Sun Waterfront (standard room) or similar

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 13
Cape Winelands

Cape Winelands

Wind your way to the heart of the Cape Winelands through superb mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads.

Overnight at Southern Sun Waterfront (standard room) or similar

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 14
Cape Town - Departure

Embark on a city tour showing you Cape Town from its historical beginnings to modern buildings and malls. The tour commences with a tour of Table Mountain (weather permitting; cable car fee not included). In the afternoon, transfer to Cape Town International Airport and check in for your onward flight.

Meals: Breakfast.

What's Included

  • Collection times may vary subject to hotel collection route.
  • Collection points Johannesburg CBD, Sandton, Rosebank and O.R. Tambo International Airport hotels. We will not accept bookings with collection off a flight at O.R.Tambo International Airport.
  • Services End Cape Town International Airport.
  • Participants 2 – 16 per vehicle
  • Accommodation 4*
  • Vehicle Minivan or Minicoach
  • Guide English speaking THETA accredited.
  • Includes Meals: 13 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 7 Dinners
  • Entrance Fees: Three Rondawels, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, God’s Window, Kruger Conservation fees, Matsamo Cultural Village, Hluhluwe Conservation fees, Tsitsikamma National Park conservation fees, Birds of Eden, Bramon Wine Tasting, Safari Ostrich Farm, Cango Caves Activities: AM Kruger Park Open Safari Vehicle game drive, Ngwenya Glass Works tour, Swazi Candle Factory visit, Scenic drive into Lebombo Mountains, Hluhluwe Open Safari Vehicle game drive, St Lucia estuarine boat trip, Durban city tour, Keurbooms Ferry trip, Cape Point & Peninsula tour, Cape Winelands tour & Cape Town City tour.

What's NOT Included

  • International Flights
  • Internal Flights
  • Optional Extras: Afternoon Kruger Park Open Safari Vehicle game drive, Marine Encounter boat trip off Plettenberg Bay beach, Seal Island boat trip in Hout Bay.
  • Flights required and are NOT Included
  • (Excluded) DUR/PLZ on Day 7, please book this flight when you have confirmation of the tour.
  • Recommended flight departure no earlier than 12h00.
  • IMPORTANT Swaziland Entry All visitors require a valid passport and relevant travel documents. We recommend you contact the embassy / high commission to ensure all entry requirements are adhered to.
  • Visa's (if required)
  • Gratuities to Drivers / Guides / Bellmen / Restaurant Staff.
  • Personal Expenditure

FAQ's

Can I have this tour with the internal flight included

Yes, we would need your details to book the flight and it would have to be paid in advance.

Why is the internal flight NOT included in the price

From past guests they prefer to book the flight themselves, so that they choose the airline company and the time to travel

Which Airline do you use for the internal flight

We use a number of different airline companies, but we use only scheduled airlines.

What if i want to book this tour for just 2 of us.

Yes, we can take any number of guests. We normally price a tour an 2 people sharing a room. However if you would like to travel on your own, then that is available.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

A Grand Tour of South Africa – Small Group Tour

Trip Facts

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