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Overview

You’ll journey from Johannesburg to Cape Town on this immersive 16-day adventure, showcasing South Africa’s contrasting highlights – from scenery and wildlife, to high culture and fine cuisine.

You'll take in awe-inspiring views as you travel along the spectacular Panorama Route to the 'place where the sun rises’– Mpumalanga. Then you’ll search for the Big Five on game drives through the world-renowned Kruger National Park and Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park.

Driving high into the mountains, to the tiny Royal Kingdom of Swaziland, you’ll experience Swazi culture before learning about authentic Zulu traditions in KwaZulu Natal.

Your adventure continues when you land at Port Elizabeth and begin to explore the beauty of the iconic Garden Route – travelling from the wild coastline to the unspoilt Tsitsikamma National Park. Continue on towards the charming coastal resort of Plettenberg Bay and idyllic Knysna before visiting an ostrich farm and the Cango Caves in rural Oudtshoorn.

The finale of your epic South African adventure is four days spent exploring the captivating Mother City of Cape Town, from spectacular Cape Point to the idyllic rolling hills and vineyards of the Winelands. This is what memories are made of.

Day 1

Johannesburg

After landing in Johannesburg or Tambo International Airport, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel where you can spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Wanderers (Breakfast included)

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Days 2

Hazyview

Today you’ll leave Johannesburg and travel to South Africa’s capital city, Pretoria, before continuing to the Mpumalanga Province. Also known as "Paradise Country" – you'll drop several hundred feet as you pass through the lush, subtropical region of the Lowveld.

Time and weather permitting, you’ll stop off at God's Window and the Mac Mac Falls to soak up the amazing views. By late afternoon you’ll arrive at your hotel, where you’ll have time to relax and freshen up before dinner

Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel (Breakfast included)

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Day 3

Hazyview – Panorama Route

Early this morning you’ll head out via the magnificent Panorama Route and see the most spectacular scenery over at Blyde River Canyon. From many vantage points you’ll have a view of the 33-kilometre-long gorge, which starts at Bourke's Luck Potholes and ends at the Three Rondavels. You'll also experience a safari through the iconic Kruger National Park. The world-renowned park offers a wildlife viewings that rank with the best in South Africa. At nearly two million hectares, the park is home to an impressive variety of flora and fauna. 

You’ll return to your hotel in the afternoon and spend the rest of your day at your leisure. 

Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel (Breakfast included)

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Day 4

Hazyview – Kruger National Park

Starting your day off with a perfect brew followed by an adrenaline-fuelled, open-vehicle safari at Kruger National Park. In addition to searching for the iconic "Big Five"- one of the world’s greatest experiences - at Kruger you'll get to see an incredibly diverse line-up of wildlife. Particularly famous for exotic birdlife and numerous other game, you'll be thrilled at what find.

Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel (Breakfast included)

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Day 5

Swaziland – Lobamba 

After breakfast, you’ll travel to the Royal Kingdom of Swaziland. This tiny mountainous kingdom is filled with bygone African traditions and culture, as well as offering beautiful scenery and attractions, such as game reserves, and art and craft outlets. You can take part in the interactive cultural experience, which introduces you to the welcoming people of Eswatini (Swaziland) and their traditions. 

Travelling through the capital city, Mbabane, to the beautiful Ezulwini Valley for overnight stay.

Opt for an afternoon, open-vehicle game drive -  available as an extension to the morning game drive (optional and fees applicable)

Royal Swazi Spa (Breakfast included)

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Day 6

Kwazulu Natal - Hluhluwe

This morning you’ll take a journey south through Eswatini (Swaziland). You’ll continue on, passing tradiontional round huts and endless vistas into Zululand. 

Arriving at your hotel in the afternoon, leaving the modern world behind, you'll discover the untamed beauty of Kwazulu Natal's Elephant coast.  You’ll return to your hotel for dinner.

Anew Hotel Hluhluwe (Breakfast & Dinner included)

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Day 7

KwaZulu Natal – Umhlanga

Today you’ll enjoy a cruise on Lake St Lucia (weather conditions permitting) before setting off for Durban. Catch epic views along your journey of traditional Zulu Kraals, Eucalyptus plantations and fields full of sugar cane.

Arriving early afternoon at your hotel, you'll have the rest of the day to relax or enjoy the golden beaches of the Indian Ocean.

Protea Hotel by Marriott Durban Umhlanga (Breakfast included)

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Day 8

Knysna - Tsitsikamma National Park

Re-fuel with breakfast before you fly from Durban south to Port Elizabeth, where treasures like the indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest are ready and waiting to be explored. You'll take in the magnificent views at Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River Mouth (weather permitting).

You'll arrive at your hotel in Knysna and relax for the rest of your evening.

 

The Rex Hotel (Breakfast included)

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Day 9

Knysna - Garden of Eden

Start your morning right with a tasty breakfast - you'll take in the natural beauty of the Knysna area, including the lush setting of the Garden of Eden in Knysna forest. The next adventure on the to-do-list is Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary where primates roam free in the forest.

After a quick lunch-break, it's off to Birds of Eden sanctuary, the biggest single free flight aviary in the world! Stop to take in the breath-taking views at Knysna Heads (weather permitting), before returning to Knysna. This peaceful beach area is a nature-lover’s paradise and a prime holiday location.

Enjoy the rest of your day at your leisure.

The Rex Hotel (Breakfast and Lunch included)

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Day 10

Knysna – Oudtshoorn

After breakfast and check-out, travel through the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn – known as the ‘ostrich capital’ of the world due to its large ostrich farming industry. Here, you’ll visit a working ostrich farm for a guided tour. Next up will be a tour of the limestone caverns of the Cango Caves - one of the world's great natural wonders.

Arrive late afternoon at your hotel for a leisurely evening.

Hlangana Lodge (Breakfast and Lunch included)

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Day 11

Cape Town - Montagu

Get up close to incredible creatures at an early morning Meerkat Safari (fees apply). Soak up some sunshine before you journey through "Little Karoo" onto Barrydale. Here, you'll learn a little about the local farming community and interact with teachers and children at a local school. The next stop is a a picturesque and historic spa town - Montagu.

Hlangana Lodge (Breakfast and included)

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Day 12

Cape Town – Table Mountain Tour

Take your pick from two incredible options - take a break and relax on one of Cape Town's lush beaches, or join a sightseeing tour to Table Mountain (fees apply). There's so much more to do in Cape Town, too. It's filled with great bars, cafes and restaurants as well as colourful craft markets, so you can enjoy a lively evening in one of the worlds most beautiful cities.

President Hotel (Breakfast and Dinner included)

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Day 13

Cape Town – Cape Peninsula Tour

Get ready for a full days tour at Cape Peninsula, where you'll see world class views of the coastal surroundings. Drive through the Hout Bay and the sea side village of Sea Point. You may opt to embark on a seal island boat cruise (fees apply), an exhilarating experience where you'll catch a glimpse of seals playing. You'll also get to see eye-catching bird-life and wonderful landscapes all around you. Journeying via Simon's Town, you'll stop and visit the Penguin Colony at Boulder Beach, Fish Hoek fishing village and Muizenberg.

Return to your overnight accommodation in Cape Town for some relaxation time.

President Hotel (Breakfast included)

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Day 14

Cape Town – Cape Tow City & Table Mountain

You’ll spend your day on a tour of Cape Town city and Table Mountain. During the delightful drive you’ll pass famous landmarks and wind your way past Company Gardens and the Malay Quarter to see the art of diamond cutting demonstrated by skilled experts. Weather permitting, you could be offered the chance to ascend to the top of Table Mountain on a revolving cable car. You could be lucky enough to see Robben Island on a clear sunny day from the summit!

Enjoy a well deserved rest at your hotel after a full day of adventure.

President Hotel (Breakfast included)

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Day 15

Cape Town - Wine Route of Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek

This morning you’ll be collected from your hotel to explore the principal wine routes of Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Take in the endless beauty of the rolling vineyards with dramatic valley and mountains views above. Then, enjoy a tipple or two during a wine tasting and cellar tour. Off to the village of Franschhoek next, where the Drakenstein Mountains form part of the Cape Fold Belt. Indulge in some more wine tasting at a local vineyard, before taking a lunch break. Heading to second oldest town in South Africa, the historic heart of the country's wine region - Stellenbosch. You'll enjoy picturesque vineyards on the banks of the Eerste River and enjoy your final wine tasting before returning to Cape Town.

President Hotel (Breakfast included)

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Day 16

Cape Town – Depart

After breakfast you’ll check-out of your hotel. Grab a quick souvenir or two with a last-minute shopping spree. You'll also have the opportunity to join the Robben Island Tour (fees apply & time permitting) . Your tour ends with drop-off at the airport, harbour, or railway station, where you'll continue your onward journey.

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  • What's Included

  • Essential Information

Includes accommodation as specified - subject to availability

Included
  • 15 nights’ luxury accommodation in hotels as specified, subject to availability
  • Meals as specified in itinerary
  • Transport in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle
  • English speaking THETA registered tour guide
  • All game viewing activities in private game reserves
Not included
  • International and domestic flights
  • Tours mentioned as recommendations/options
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Visas
  • Add on nights before and after the tour for more exploration

All content and services, including overnight hotels and number of nights, are subject to change and may vary from the inclusions as shown in the itinerary. Specified hotels/content/services are therefore not guaranteed, however we and our suppliers undertake to ensure that any alternatives provided will always be of a similar standard or content/service type.

What's Included

Includes accommodation as specified - subject to availability

Included
  • 15 nights’ luxury accommodation in hotels as specified, subject to availability
  • Meals as specified in itinerary
  • Transport in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle
  • English speaking THETA registered tour guide
  • All game viewing activities in private game reserves
Not included
  • International and domestic flights
  • Tours mentioned as recommendations/options
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Visas
  • Add on nights before and after the tour for more exploration

Essential Information

All content and services, including overnight hotels and number of nights, are subject to change and may vary from the inclusions as shown in the itinerary. Specified hotels/content/services are therefore not guaranteed, however we and our suppliers undertake to ensure that any alternatives provided will always be of a similar standard or content/service type.

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