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Highlights of South Africa - 14 Days

Start in the Mother City, the birthplace of South Africa which boasts some of the world’s best scenic drives.

Continue along the most beautiful stretch of our country’s coastline to Port Elizabeth – the Garden Route.

Spend a few days in the bustling city of Johannesburg which is in a major urban revival and transformation – a metaphor of the social-political advances being made in South Africa.

The latter part of the tour concentrates on the magnificence of the landscapes and wildlife experiences that this varied country has to offer.

Cape Town to Johannesburg, A 14-day escorted tour, showcasing the splendor of South Africa.

Day 1
Arrival Cape Town

Upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. Check in and spend the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight at The President Hotel (standard room) or similar

Meals: None

Day 2
Cape Town City Tour

Embark on an afternoon city tour showing you Cape Town from its historical beginnings to modern buildings and malls. The tour ends with a visit to Table Mountain (weather permitting; cable car fee not included). Return to the hotel by 17h30. Dinner to own arrangements.

Overnight at The President Hotel (standard room) or similar

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3
Cape Point and Peninsular

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 The President Hotel (standard room) or similar

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4
Cape Winelands

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

Overnight at The President Hotel (standard room) or similar

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5
Cape Town - Oudtshoorn

Depart Cape Town and travel along Route 62 to Barrydale for lunch (not included in cost). Continue 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 Surval Boutique Olive Estate (standard suite) or similar Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Day 6
Oudtshoorn - Plettenberg Bay

Enjoy a morning tour of the Cango Caves – one of the natural wonders of the world. Enjoy some time at leisure at the Knysna Waterfront before proceeding to The Crags near Plettenberg Bay. Embark on an informative cruise up the Keurbooms River before arriving at your accommodation where you shall spend the following two nights. Freshen up before dinner at the lodge.

Overnight Hunters Country House (standard room) or similar

Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Day 7
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 8
Plettenberg Bay - Port Elizabeth

Journey along the final leg of the Garden Route 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. Arrive in Port Elizabeth at approximately 18h00 with drop-off at the hotel. Dinner is to your own arrangements.

Overnight Radisson Blu Port Elizabeth (standard room) or similar

Meals: Breakfast

Day 9
Port Elizabeth flight to Johannesburg

This morning you shall be transferred to Port Elizabeth Airport for your flight (not included) to Johannesburg, the City of Gold. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel and later embark on a scheduled afternoon Johannesburg City Tour – a booming and happening city. Return to your hotel for remainder of the evening at leisure.

Overnight Protea Hotel Balalaika (standard room) or similar

Meals: Breakfast

Day 10
Soweto & Apartheid Museum

Today you will visit the townships of Soweto followed by an afternoon exploring the exhibit at The Apartheid Museum. Lunch today will be enjoyed at a local tavern in Soweto. Return to the hotel in the early evening. Dinner to own arrangements.

Overnight Protea Hotel Balalaika (standard room) or similar

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch

Day 11
Johannesburg / Mpumalanga

Depart Johannesburg and travel via the magnificent Panorama Route. From many well-positioned vantage points, one has a view of the 33km long gorge, which starts at “Bourke’s Luck Potholes” and ends at the “Three Rondavels”. Time and weather permitting, 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: Breakfast / Dinner

Day 12
Safari Experience

After breakfast and check-out formalities, you will be transferred to your lodge located in a private reserve adjacent to the Kruger National Park for an African safari experience. Morning and evening game tracking drives in open 4 x 4 vehicles, allows you to be in close contact with South Africa’s extensive wildlife.

Overnight Moditlo River Lodge (standard room) or similar

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 13
Safari Experience

Enjoy a full day of relaxation, combined with the excitement of a memorable safari experience with the scheduled game viewing activities and lodge facilities.

Overnight Moditlo River Lodge (standard room) or similar

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 14
Departure

Time permitting, embark on your final early morning game viewing activity before returning to camp for breakfast followed by checkout formalities. You shall be collected for your transfer to Hoedspruit OR Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport where the tour ends.

Meals: Breakfast

What's Included

  • Collection times in accordance with guests’ arrival flight details.
  • Collection points Cape Town International Airport.
  • Services End Hoedspruit Airport or Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (recommended flight departure no earlier than 12h00 for a domestic flight or 13h00 for an international flight).
  • Participants 2 – 16 per vehicle
  • Accommodation 4* Vehicle Minivan or Minicoach
  • Guide English speaking THETA accredited
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Entrance Fees to Cango Caves, Safari Ostrich Farm, Birds of Eden, Bramon Wine Tasting, Tsitsikamma National Park conservation fees, Three Rondavels, Bourke’s Luck Potholes & God’s Window Activities: Cape Town city & Table Mountain tour, Cape Point & Peninsula tour, Cape Winelands tour, Keurbooms Ferry trip, Johannesburg city tour, Soweto & Apartheid Museum tour, AM and PM Open Safari Vehicle game drives.

What's NOT Included

  • International Flights
  • Internal Flight - PLZ/JNB on Day 9 Recommended flight departure no later than 10.00 am.
  • Optional Activities, such as Seal Island boat trip in Hout Bay and Marine Encounter boat trip off Plettenberg Bay beach.
  • Visa's
  • Travel Insurance
  • Gratuities

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Highlights of South Africa

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