Big 5 game-viewing in the pristine wilderness of South Africa’s premier game reserve, the Kruger National Park
Explore Cape Town with its many diverse attractions – join a tour to the spectacular Cape Peninsula with its highlights such as Chapman’s Peak Drive and Cape Point Nature Reserve
Relish the scenic splendour of the Garden Route with its stunning mountains and lagoons, forests and beaches
9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
open vehicle safaris
porterage and sightseeing as specified
Choice of accommodation options available according to the cost
International & Domestic flights, Visa fees and airport taxes.
Porterages, tipping and gratuities to staff and guides.
Extra meals visits and activities not indicated.
Personal expenses like Telephones, Drinks, faxes and e-mail, laundry etc…
Any items not mentioned in the Price Includes.
International travel and medical insurance cover.
Government Service Tax.
Day 1: Today you will be collected from the airport and you will proceed east to the Mpumalanga region. After freshening up at your lodge enter the world famous Kruger National Park and spend the afternoon game viewing in your closed touring vehicle. The park offers some of the best game viewing and wildlife opportunities in the world – and you will soon appreciate the challenges of managing this unique reserve. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. [D]
Day 2: Enjoy breakfast before setting out to explore the magnificent Panorama Route, one of the most scenic routes in the region, offering glorious views, spectacular landscapes and exquisite waterfalls. Visit majestic sights including God’s Window, the Three Rondavels and Blyde River Canyon – the third largest canyon of its kind in the world, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the charming village of Graskop, one of the first gold mining camps in the country. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. [BD]
Day 3: The day begins with early morning coffee or tea, followed by a thrilling open vehicle game drive (with English speaking game ranger) through Kruger National Park with pre-packed breakfast. Your guide will endeavour to spoil you with sightings of the Big 5, general game and prolific bird life. Return to the lodge for lunch (own account) and a short siesta. In the afternoon we will journey once again through the magnificent expanses of the Kruger National Park, unrivalled in its diversity of flora and fauna. Enjoy an afternoon of game viewing in your closed touring vehicle pursuing the Big 5 and other rare and endangered species. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. [BD]
Day 4: Enjoy breakfast before starting the return journey to Johannesburg. Arrive in Johannesburg, at O.R. Tambo International Airport, at approximately 14h30, for your onward flight to Cape Town. On arrival in Cape Town, the oldest city in South Africa, spectacularly set at the foot of Table Mountain, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel, where the remainder of the day is yours to relax or explore the city (unescorted). [B]
Day 5: Continue your journey of discovery by joining a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula. Drive through Sea Point, the seaside village of Hout Bay and then to Cape Point where (by tradition) it is said that the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. Return to Cape Town through the historic naval base of Simon’s Town and Muizenberg to visit Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, a centre for the preservation of the region’s unique flora. Overnight in Cape Town. [B]
Day 6: A full day at leisure. Perhaps enjoy a sightseeing tour to Table Mountain (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. There is also the Two Oceans Aquarium, Robben Island or alternatively relax on one of Cape Town’s many beaches. Overnight in Cape Town. [B]
Day 7: Travel through the picturesque Hex River Valley, surrounded by magnificent mountains. This area is considered to be the biggest producer of table grapes in South Africa. Enjoy a wine tasting along a route that boasts with the longest harvest season in the world. Continue to Matjiesfontein. The entire village was declared a National Heritage Site in 1975 and is today a charming, beautifully restored throwback to the late Victorian era. The journey continues to Prince Albert, another delightful village, dating back to 1762. The town is known for its sun-ripened fresh and dried fruit, vineyards, olives and local cheese. Overnight in Prince Albert. [B]
Day 8: After breakfast, enjoy a spectacular drive through Meiringspoort Pass, with breathtaking rock formations and jaw-dropping beauty, as the road winds its way through the Swartberg Mountains to the quaint Little Karoo village of De Rust. Continue to Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world and home to the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves. Enjoy a tour of one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ages. In the afternoon, visit an Ostrich Farm for a guided tour. Overnight in Oudtshoorn. [BD]
Day 9: After breakfast, travel over the Outeniqua Pass to George, the sixth oldest town in South Africa, with many historical landmarks such as the Slave Tree and King Edward VII Library building; said to be the best example of Edwardian architecture in the town. The tour travels via Wilderness, an attractive holiday resort to Knysna, known as the oyster box of South Africa, nestling on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route. Enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, where you 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 in Knysna. [BL]
Day 10: After breakfast, you’ll head eastwards along the Tsitsikamma Forest to Port Elizabeth, known as the “friendly city”, with a wonderful climate. The tour ends on arrival in Port Elizabeth. [B] Guests may disembark, on request, at Port Elizabeth Airport [B]
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