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South Africa Odyssey

South Africa Odyssey

Tour Code: SJC14
14 Days/13 Nights

01/12/2017 - 30/04/2018

Select a Price Range:
From R 39 950.00
Rate is per person sharing
Single Rate R 48 900.00
From R 40 450.00
Rate is per person sharing
Single Rate R 49 760.00
From R 41 150.00
Rate is per person sharing
Single Rate R 51 210.00

01/05/2018 - 31/08/2018

Select a Price Range:
From R 37 030.00
Rate is per person sharing
Single Rate R 44 650.00
From R 37 500.00
Rate is per person sharing
Single Rate R 45 440.00
From R 37 700.00
Rate is per person sharing
Single Rate R 45 850.00

01/09/2018 - 31/12/2018

Select a Price Range:
From R 39 950.00
Rate is per person sharing
Single Rate R 48 900.00
From R 40 450.00
Rate is per person sharing
Single Rate R 49 760.00
From R 41 150.00
Rate is per person sharing
Single Rate R 51 210.00
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South Africa Odyssey

The Best Safari In South Africa

Discover the best places to visit in South Africa with Springbok Atlas. Experience Big 5 game viewing, discover fascinating cultures and explore geographic marvels.

Our holiday packages in South Africa include highlights such as the world-famous Kruger National Park, the rich cultural heritage and evocative beauty of Swaziland and Zululand as well as the vibrant coastal cities of Durban and Port Elizabeth.

South Africa travel is not complete without taking in the splendour of the Garden Route and the Cape Winelands and exploring Africa’s most beautiful city, Cape Town.

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Tour Departs:

Selected Sundays.

Tour Notes:

Minimum 2 guests.
Guests will travel in the same vehicle, but will be dropped off at different accommodation, depending on their accommodation option.
All departures are in English. German commentary is available on selected departure dates.

Optional Excursions (Day Tours) are Available for Pre-Booking
Afternoon Soweto Tour (Day 1)
Afternoon Open Vehicle Safari in Kruger National Park (Day 4)
Afternoon Open Vehicle Safari in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park (Day 6)
Afternoon Durban City Tour (Day 7)
Early Morning Meerkat Safari (Day 11)

Franschhoek Winelands Option
There is an opportunity to maximise your experience of the Cape Winelands, with an optional overnight stay (at a supplementary cost) in the picturesque village of Franschhoek on Day 11, rejoining the main tour on Day 12.

Tour Includes

13 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, accommodation, porterage, transport and sightseeing as specified.
Choice of accommodation options available.

Tour Excludes

Flight and departure tax between Durban and Port Elizabeth (DUR/PLZ) on Day 8. Please book flights to depart Durban (Umhlanga) before 09h00. Tour departs from Port Elizabeth between 10h00-10h30 on Day 8.

What to Bring

Visa Requirements
This tour travels through Swaziland. Please check visa requirements, as certain nationalities may require visas in order to travel through Swaziland.

Day One – Johannesburg

On arrival in Johannesburg at OR Tambo International Airport, you’ll be met by your representative and transferred to your hotel. Johannesburg is the largest and most populous city in South Africa. It is also the source of a large-scale gold and diamond trade, due to its location on the mineral-rich Witwatersrand range of hills. The remainder of the day is at leisure & unescorted. Why not enjoy a sightseeing tour or simply relax at your hotel? At 19h00 we will meet up at reception for a briefing on the tour and a chance to meet fellow travellers.

Day Two – Johannesburg – Mpumalanga

Depart Johannesburg after breakfast and head for Pretoria, South Africa’s capital city, for a short orientation tour, before continuing to the Mpumalanga Province, known as “Paradise Country”. Dropping several hundred feet into the lush subtropical region of the Lowveld, we travel via the historic towns of Dullstroom and Lydenburg. After traversing the famous Long Tom Pass, we travel via Sabie and arrive late afternoon in Hazyview, the safari hub of the Kruger National Park. [Breakfast]

Day Three – Mpumalanga

After an early morning breakfast, we’ll drive along the spectacular “Panorama Route”, offering views of amazing scenery including the 26 kilometre-long Blyde River Canyon (home to the Three Rondavels), Bourke’s Luck Potholes and historic God’s Window, a breathtaking view (weather permitting) of the edge of the escarpment taking in the Kruger National Park. We arrive back in Hazyview in the early afternoon, where the remainder of the day is at leisure to relax or join an afternoon game experience (optional & for own account). [Breakfast]

Day Four – Mpumalanga

The day begins with early morning coffee or tea, followed by a thrilling open vehicle safari (with English speaking game ranger) through Kruger National Park with pre-packed breakfast. Kruger is one of the world’s greatest national parks, home to a stunning array of wildlife. Search for the Big 5 (rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, and elephant) as well as prolific birdlife and numerous other game. The afternoon is at leisure at your hotel. Late afternoon open vehicle game drives are available (optional & for own account). [Breakfast]

Day Five – Mpumalanga – Swaziland

This morning we travel to Swaziland, an independent Kingdom within the borders of South Africa, known for its lovely scenery, crafts and colourful indigenous culture. An interactive cultural experience introduces us to the charming people of Swaziland and their traditions. We travel via the capital city, Mbabane, and on to the beautiful Ezulwini Valley for a true African shopping experience at the Ezulwini Craft Market which is packed with woven baskets, beadwork and carvings. Overnight in Swaziland. [Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner]

Day Six – Swaziland – Zululand

After breakfast we will continue south through Swaziland, before re-entering South Africa. Travel into Zululand, passing traditional round huts and endless vistas. There is an option to enjoy an afternoon open vehicle safari (optional & for own account with an English speaking game ranger) in the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve, which contains an immense diversity of fauna and flora and is particularly famous for its conservation of black and white rhino. Overnight in Hluhluwe-Umfolozi region. [Breakfast]

Day Seven – Zululand – Durban (Umhlanga)

This morning we will join a cruise on Lake St Lucia (depending on favourable weather conditions) before departing for Durban. Our journey takes us past traditional Zulu Kraals, Eucalyptus plantations and sugar cane fields. We arrive early afternoon and the remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy the golden beaches of the Indian Ocean. Overnight in Durban (Umhlanga). [Breakfast]

Day Eight – Durban (Umhlanga) – Port Elizabeth

After breakfast, transfer to Durban (Umhlanga) airport for the short southward flight to Port Elizabeth, where we will be met by our representative and once everyone has arrived, we set off to explore the magnificent beauty of the indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest.

Day Eight – Port Elizabeth – Knysna

Visit the spectacularly beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River Mouth (weather permitting). We’ll arrive at our hotel in Knysna, known as the oyster box of South Africa, nestling on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route. Overnight in Knysna. [Breakfast & Dinner]

Day Nine – Knysna

After a leisurely breakfast we’ll enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, where we 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. [Breakfast & Lunch]

Day Ten – Knysna – Oudtshoorn

Travel through the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, known as the “ostrich capital” and the centre of the world’s Ostrich farming industry. We’ll visit an Ostrich Farm for a guided tour and light lunch, before taking a tour of the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves, one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ages. We will arrive at our hotel in the late afternoon, in time to check in and relax before dinner (for own account). Overnight in Oudtshoorn. [Breakfast & Lunch]

Day Eleven – Oudtshoorn – Franschhoek – Cape Town

There is an option (for own account & subject to availability) to enjoy an early morning Meerkat Safari. Witness these incredible wild habituated creatures emerging out of their burrows, in time to soak up the sun before they head about their daily activities (weather permitting). After this thrilling experience, head back for a delicious breakfast. After breakfast, the journey continues through the “Little Karoo” to Barrydale, where you will have the opportunity to visit a local farm school, interact with the children and teachers, spending time with them in the classroom learning more about the local farming community, before travelling to Montagu, a picturesque and historic spa town. (The school visit is subject to the school being open.) Continue to Franschhoek, a picturesque village surrounded by spectacular vineyards, where French Huguenots settled more than 300 years ago, bringing with them their age-old French wine and food culture. From here you will be transferred (with a driver only) to Cape Town, spectacularly set at the foot of Table Mountain. Overnight in Cape Town. [Breakfast]

Franschhoek Winelands Option

Day Twelve – Cape Town (Unescorted)

Enjoy a full day at leisure. Perhaps join a sightseeing tour to Table Mountain (for 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. Alternatively relax on one of Cape Town’s many pristine beaches. Tonight enjoy a fantastic dinner & show experience – an evening of delicious Cape food, captivating theatre and entertaining tales and songs about the people of the Cape. Overnight in Cape Town. [Breakfast & Dinner]

Day Thirteen – Cape Town

Enjoy a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula, offering some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in the world. Drive through Sea Point, the seaside village of Hout Bay (where you can enjoy an optional & for own account seal island boat cruise) and then on to Cape Point where (by tradition) it is said that the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. We'll return to Cape Town by way of Simon's Town, where we visit the Penguin colony at Boulders Beach (entrance fee for own account), Fish Hoek fishing village and Muizenberg. Overnight in Cape Town. [Breakfast]

Day Fourteen – Cape Town

Enjoy some last minute shopping (unescorted) or sightseeing (for own account). The Robben Island Tour (for own account & time permitting), which departs from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, offers a fascinating excursion or perhaps just wander through the variety of shops and boutiques catering for all tastes and budgets. Later you will be transferred to the airport, harbour or railway station for your onward journey. [Breakfast]

Day One - Johannesburg

On arrival in Johannesburg at OR Tambo International Airport, you’ll be met by your representative and transferred to your hotel. Johannesburg is the largest and most populous city in South Africa. It is also the source of a large-scale gold and diamond trade, due to its location on the mineral-rich Witwatersrand range of hills. The remainder of the day is at leisure & unescorted. Why not enjoy a sightseeing tour or simply relax at your hotel? At 19h00 we will meet up at reception for a briefing on the tour and a chance to meet fellow travellers.

Day One – Johannesburg Accommodation

Day One - Johannesburg

On arrival in Johannesburg at OR Tambo International Airport, you’ll be met by your representative and transferred to your hotel. Johannesburg is the largest and most populous city in South Africa. It is also the source of a large-scale gold and diamond trade, due to its location on the mineral-rich Witwatersrand range of hills. The remainder of the day is at leisure & unescorted. Why not enjoy a sightseeing tour or simply relax at your hotel? At 19h00 we will meet up at reception for a briefing on the tour and a chance to meet fellow travellers.

Your Accommodation Options:

Protea Hotel Wanderers

Protea Hotel Wanderers

Protea Hotel Wanderers is a stylish hotel in the heart of Johannesburg’s popular suburb of Illovo. Ideally located, it offers easy access to a number of excellent shopping and dining alternatives. It consists of 229 modern, air-conditioned rooms with sound-proofed windows, satellite TV, free Wi-Fi and en-suite bathrooms.

Day Two – Johannesburg – Mpumalanga Day Three – Mpumalanga Day Four – Mpumalanga Accommodation

Day Two – Johannesburg – Mpumalanga

Depart Johannesburg after breakfast and head for Pretoria, South Africa’s capital city, for a short orientation tour, before continuing to the Mpumalanga Province, known as “Paradise Country”. Dropping several hundred feet into the lush subtropical region of the Lowveld, we travel via the historic towns of Dullstroom and Lydenburg. After traversing the famous Long Tom Pass, we travel via Sabie and arrive late afternoon in Hazyview, the safari hub of the Kruger National Park. [Breakfast]

Day Three – Mpumalanga

After an early morning breakfast, we’ll drive along the spectacular “Panorama Route”, offering views of amazing scenery including the 26 kilometre-long Blyde River Canyon (home to the Three Rondavels), Bourke’s Luck Potholes and historic God’s Window, a breathtaking view (weather permitting) of the edge of the escarpment taking in the Kruger National Park. We arrive back in Hazyview in the early afternoon, where the remainder of the day is at leisure to relax or join an afternoon game experience (optional & for own account). [Breakfast]

Day Four – Mpumalanga

The day begins with early morning coffee or tea, followed by a thrilling open vehicle safari (with English speaking game ranger) through Kruger National Park with pre-packed breakfast. Kruger is one of the world’s greatest national parks, home to a stunning array of wildlife. Search for the Big 5 (rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, and elephant) as well as prolific birdlife and numerous other game. The afternoon is at leisure at your hotel. Late afternoon open vehicle game drives are available (optional & for own account). [Breakfast]

Your Accommodation Options:

Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel

Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel

This upmarket hotel in Hazyview, a ten-minute drive away from the Kruger National Park, is perfectly placed for exploration of this exciting cultural and Big 5 game region.

Day Five – Mpumalanga – Swaziland Accommodation

Day Five – Mpumalanga – Swaziland

This morning we travel to Swaziland, an independent Kingdom within the borders of South Africa, known for its lovely scenery, crafts and colourful indigenous culture. An interactive cultural experience introduces us to the charming people of Swaziland and their traditions. We travel via the capital city, Mbabane, and on to the beautiful Ezulwini Valley for a true African shopping experience at the Ezulwini Craft Market which is packed with woven baskets, beadwork and carvings. Overnight in Swaziland. [Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner]

Your Accommodation Options:

Royal Swazi Sun

Royal Swazi Sun

In a lush valley in the Kingdom of Swaziland lies the sensational 4-star Royal Swazi Sun.

Day Six – Swaziland – Zululand Accommodation

Day Six – Swaziland – Zululand

After breakfast we will continue south through Swaziland, before re-entering South Africa. Travel into Zululand, passing traditional round huts and endless vistas. There is an option to enjoy an afternoon open vehicle safari (optional & for own account with an English speaking game ranger) in the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve, which contains an immense diversity of fauna and flora and is particularly famous for its conservation of black and white rhino. Overnight in Hluhluwe-Umfolozi region. [Breakfast]

Your Accommodation Options:

Anew Hotel Hluhluwe

Anew Hotel Hluhluwe

Rich in natural ambiance and with a distinctively African rhythm, Anew Hotel Hluhluwe invites guests to relish the untamed beauty of KwaZulu-Natal and rich cultural heritage of the Zulu people.

Day Seven – Zululand – Durban (Umhlanga) Accommodation

Day Seven – Zululand – Durban (Umhlanga)

This morning we will join a cruise on Lake St Lucia (depending on favourable weather conditions) before departing for Durban. Our journey takes us past traditional Zulu Kraals, Eucalyptus plantations and sugar cane fields. We arrive early afternoon and the remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy the golden beaches of the Indian Ocean. Overnight in Durban (Umhlanga). [Breakfast]

Your Accommodation Options:

Protea Hotel Umhlanga

Protea Hotel Umhlanga

The 3-Star Protea Hotel Umhlanga is set in the heart of Umhlanga Rocks, one of the country’s prime holiday destinations. Just minutes away from Durban and the international airport, the hotel is located on the beachfront. The 120 comfortably-appointed rooms, most with sea views, have been designed for comfort; there are also semi self-catering rooms available and disabled guest facilities. Guests can look forward to a delicious breakfast at the Lighthouse Restaurant and there a wide variety of restaurants within walking distance for lunch and dinner. The fully-licensed bar is a great place to relax as is the sun deck and plunge pool. Close by is the Umhlanga Country Club with its extensive range of activities as well as golf courses, a gym, horse riding opportunities and more. The hotel can cater for 180 guests for conferences or events and the professional staff are on hand to ensure a successful occasion.

Protea Hotel Umhlanga - Luxury

Protea Hotel Umhlanga - Luxury

The 3-Star Protea Hotel Umhlanga is set in the heart of Umhlanga Rocks, one of the country’s prime holiday destinations. Just minutes away from Durban and the international airport, the hotel is located on the beachfront. The 120 comfortably-appointed rooms, most with sea views, have been designed for comfort; there are also semi self-catering rooms available and disabled guest facilities. Guests can look forward to a delicious breakfast at the Lighthouse Restaurant and there a wide variety of restaurants within walking distance for lunch and dinner. The fully-licensed bar is a great place to relax as is the sun deck and plunge pool. Close by is the Umhlanga Country Club with its extensive range of activities as well as golf courses, a gym, horse riding opportunities and more. The hotel can cater for 180 guests for conferences or events and the professional staff are on hand to ensure a successful occasion.

Protea Hotel Umhlanga - Standard

Protea Hotel Umhlanga - Standard

The 3-Star Protea Hotel Umhlanga is set in the heart of Umhlanga Rocks, one of the country’s prime holiday destinations. Just minutes away from Durban and the international airport, the hotel is located on the beachfront. The 120 comfortably-appointed rooms, most with sea views, have been designed for comfort; there are also semi self-catering rooms available and disabled guest facilities. Guests can look forward to a delicious breakfast at the Lighthouse Restaurant and there a wide variety of restaurants within walking distance for lunch and dinner. The fully-licensed bar is a great place to relax as is the sun deck and plunge pool. Close by is the Umhlanga Country Club with its extensive range of activities as well as golf courses, a gym, horse riding opportunities and more. The hotel can cater for 180 guests for conferences or events and the professional staff are on hand to ensure a successful occasion.

Day Eight – Durban (Umhlanga) – Port Elizabeth

Day Eight – Durban (Umhlanga) – Port Elizabeth

After breakfast, transfer to Durban (Umhlanga) airport for the short southward flight to Port Elizabeth, where we will be met by our representative and once everyone has arrived, we set off to explore the magnificent beauty of the indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest.

Day Eight – Port Elizabeth – Knysna Day Nine – Knysna Accommodation

Day Eight – Port Elizabeth – Knysna

Visit the spectacularly beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River Mouth (weather permitting). We’ll arrive at our hotel in Knysna, known as the oyster box of South Africa, nestling on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route. Overnight in Knysna. [Breakfast & Dinner]

Day Nine – Knysna

After a leisurely breakfast we’ll enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, where we 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. [Breakfast & Lunch]

Your Accommodation Options:

Rex Hotel - Standard

Rex Hotel - Standard

Located in the vibrant seaside town of Knysna and surrounded by beaches, forests and lakes – this elegant retreat is the perfect base from which to explore all the attractions of the world-famous Garden Route.

Rex Hotel

Rex Hotel

Located in the vibrant seaside town of Knysna and surrounded by beaches, forests and lakes – this elegant retreat is the perfect base from which to explore all the attractions of the world-famous Garden Route.

Rex Hotel - Superior

Rex Hotel - Superior

Located in the vibrant seaside town of Knysna and surrounded by beaches, forests and lakes – this elegant retreat is the perfect base from which to explore all the attractions of the world-famous Garden Route.

Day Ten – Knysna – Oudtshoorn Accommodation

Day Ten – Knysna – Oudtshoorn

Travel through the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, known as the “ostrich capital” and the centre of the world’s Ostrich farming industry. We’ll visit an Ostrich Farm for a guided tour and light lunch, before taking a tour of the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves, one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ages. We will arrive at our hotel in the late afternoon, in time to check in and relax before dinner (for own account). Overnight in Oudtshoorn. [Breakfast & Lunch]

Your Accommodation Options:

Hlangana Lodge - Standard

Hlangana Lodge - Standard

Situated just outside of Oudtshoorn, within walking distance of the some of the town’s finest restaurants, Hlangana Lodge is pretty guest house set in a picturesque garden with a sparkling swimming pool.

Hlangana Lodge - Superior

Hlangana Lodge - Superior

Situated just outside of Oudtshoorn, within walking distance of the some of the town’s finest restaurants, Hlangana Lodge is pretty guest house set in a picturesque garden with a sparkling swimming pool.

Hlangana Lodge

Hlangana Lodge

Situated just outside of Oudtshoorn, within walking distance of the some of the town’s finest restaurants, Hlangana Lodge is pretty guest house set in a picturesque garden with a sparkling swimming pool.

Day Eleven – Oudtshoorn – Franschhoek – Cape Town Day Twelve – Cape Town (Unescorted) Accommodation

Day Eleven – Oudtshoorn – Franschhoek – Cape Town

There is an option (for own account & subject to availability) to enjoy an early morning Meerkat Safari. Witness these incredible wild habituated creatures emerging out of their burrows, in time to soak up the sun before they head about their daily activities (weather permitting). After this thrilling experience, head back for a delicious breakfast. After breakfast, the journey continues through the “Little Karoo” to Barrydale, where you will have the opportunity to visit a local farm school, interact with the children and teachers, spending time with them in the classroom learning more about the local farming community, before travelling to Montagu, a picturesque and historic spa town. (The school visit is subject to the school being open.) Continue to Franschhoek, a picturesque village surrounded by spectacular vineyards, where French Huguenots settled more than 300 years ago, bringing with them their age-old French wine and food culture. From here you will be transferred (with a driver only) to Cape Town, spectacularly set at the foot of Table Mountain. Overnight in Cape Town. [Breakfast]

Franschhoek Winelands Option

Day Twelve – Cape Town (Unescorted)

Enjoy a full day at leisure. Perhaps join a sightseeing tour to Table Mountain (for 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. Alternatively relax on one of Cape Town’s many pristine beaches. Tonight enjoy a fantastic dinner & show experience – an evening of delicious Cape food, captivating theatre and entertaining tales and songs about the people of the Cape. Overnight in Cape Town. [Breakfast & Dinner]

Your Accommodation Options:

President Hotel - Standard

President Hotel - Standard

This luxurious sea-side 4-star hotel is in close proximity to Cape Town’s popular V&A Waterfront and the city centre and provides an excellent base from which to explore Cape Town’s many attractions.

President Hotel

President Hotel

This luxurious sea-side 4-star hotel is in close proximity to Cape Town’s popular V&A Waterfront and the city centre and provides an excellent base from which to explore Cape Town’s many attractions.

President Hotel - Premium

President Hotel - Premium

This luxurious sea-side 4-star hotel is in close proximity to Cape Town’s popular V&A Waterfront and the city centre and provides an excellent base from which to explore Cape Town’s many attractions.

Day Thirteen – Cape Town Day Fourteen – Cape Town

Day Thirteen – Cape Town

Enjoy a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula, offering some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in the world. Drive through Sea Point, the seaside village of Hout Bay (where you can enjoy an optional & for own account seal island boat cruise) and then on to Cape Point where (by tradition) it is said that the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. We'll return to Cape Town by way of Simon's Town, where we visit the Penguin colony at Boulders Beach (entrance fee for own account), Fish Hoek fishing village and Muizenberg. Overnight in Cape Town. [Breakfast]

Day Fourteen – Cape Town

Enjoy some last minute shopping (unescorted) or sightseeing (for own account). The Robben Island Tour (for own account & time permitting), which departs from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, offers a fascinating excursion or perhaps just wander through the variety of shops and boutiques catering for all tastes and budgets. Later you will be transferred to the airport, harbour or railway station for your onward journey. [Breakfast]

Your Accommodation Options:

Day One – Johannesburg

Protea Hotel Wanderers

Protea Hotel Wanderers is a stylish hotel in the heart of Johannesburg’s popular suburb of Illovo. Ideally located, it offers easy access to a number of excellent shopping and dining alternatives. It consists of 229 modern, air-conditioned rooms with sound-proofed windows, satellite TV, free Wi-Fi and en-suite bathrooms. Warm earthy tones, elegant decor and harmonious designs compliment the exceptional and intuitive service of this elegant city hotel.


Day Two – Johannesburg – Mpumalanga, 

Day Three – Mpumalanga, 

Day Four – Mpumalanga

Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel

Located in Hazyview, a ten-minute drive away from the Kruger National Park, Perry’s Bridge Hollow is situated around the Perry’s Bridge Trading Post with its restaurants, bar, adventure centre and working brewery. This upmarket hotel is perfectly placed for exploration of this exciting cultural and Big 5 game region. The rooms, with their colonial décor but thoroughly modern amenities, are spacious and comfortable. Guests do not have to go far for exceptionally good food as the on-site Kuka Restaurant & Cocktail Bar is specialised in sumptuous Afro-chic meals. Guests will be spoilt for choice when it comes to activities, ranging from game drives into the nearby Kruger National Park, exploring the region on horseback, to helicopter trips, golfing, hiking, birding or getting into the local spirit with a night of song and dance at the Shangaan River Club. Facilities at the hotel include a swimming pool and wireless Internet access.


Day Five – Mpumalanga – Swaziland

Royal Swazi Sun

In a lush valley in the Kingdom of Swaziland lies the sensational 4-star Royal Swazi Sun. This regal hotel may be set in a classic colonial style but it offers the best of modern amenities and service. Characterised by sweeping verandas, huge oak trees and gracious wide-open spaces, the Swazi Sun is offers a special experience. Spacious luxury en suite rooms offer sweeping panoramic views of the valley. Revitalise your mind and body at the Royal Swazi Sun’s renowned Spa. After the sun goes down enjoy a meal or a drink at a variety of first class restaurants and bars or try your luck in the casino.


Day Six – Swaziland – Zululand

Anew Hotel Hluhluwe

Rich in natural ambiance and with a distinctively African rhythm, Anew Hotel Hluhluwe invites guests to relish the untamed beauty of KwaZulu-Natal and rich cultural heritage of the Zulu people. Comfortable accommodation is in en suite rooms with all modern amenities. Enjoy refreshing sundowners on the swimming pool terrace while a Zulu dance show is held under a magnificent Fever tree. Dine at the friendly restaurant or under the stars in a traditional Zulu boma.


Day Seven – Zululand – Durban (Umhlanga)

Protea Hotel Umhlanga

The 3-Star Protea Hotel Umhlanga is set in the heart of Umhlanga Rocks, one of the country’s prime holiday destinations. Just minutes away from Durban and the international airport, the hotel is located on the beachfront. The 120 comfortably-appointed rooms, most with sea views, have been designed for comfort; there are also semi self-catering rooms available and disabled guest facilities. Guests can look forward to a delicious breakfast at the Lighthouse Restaurant and there a wide variety of restaurants within walking distance for lunch and dinner. The fully-licensed bar is a great place to relax as is the sun deck and plunge pool. Close by is the Umhlanga Country Club with its extensive range of activities as well as golf courses, a gym, horse riding opportunities and more. The hotel can cater for 180 guests for conferences or events and the professional staff are on hand to ensure a successful occasion.


Protea Hotel Umhlanga - Luxury

The 3-Star Protea Hotel Umhlanga is set in the heart of Umhlanga Rocks, one of the country’s prime holiday destinations. Just minutes away from Durban and the international airport, the hotel is located on the beachfront. The 120 comfortably-appointed rooms, most with sea views, have been designed for comfort; there are also semi self-catering rooms available and disabled guest facilities. Guests can look forward to a delicious breakfast at the Lighthouse Restaurant and there a wide variety of restaurants within walking distance for lunch and dinner. The fully-licensed bar is a great place to relax as is the sun deck and plunge pool. Close by is the Umhlanga Country Club with its extensive range of activities as well as golf courses, a gym, horse riding opportunities and more. The hotel can cater for 180 guests for conferences or events and the professional staff are on hand to ensure a successful occasion.


Protea Hotel Umhlanga - Standard

The 3-Star Protea Hotel Umhlanga is set in the heart of Umhlanga Rocks, one of the country’s prime holiday destinations. Just minutes away from Durban and the international airport, the hotel is located on the beachfront. The 120 comfortably-appointed rooms, most with sea views, have been designed for comfort; there are also semi self-catering rooms available and disabled guest facilities. Guests can look forward to a delicious breakfast at the Lighthouse Restaurant and there a wide variety of restaurants within walking distance for lunch and dinner. The fully-licensed bar is a great place to relax as is the sun deck and plunge pool. Close by is the Umhlanga Country Club with its extensive range of activities as well as golf courses, a gym, horse riding opportunities and more. The hotel can cater for 180 guests for conferences or events and the professional staff are on hand to ensure a successful occasion.


Day Eight – Port Elizabeth – Knysna, 

Day Nine – Knysna

Rex Hotel - Standard

The Rex Hotel is renowned for its chic urban style and impeccable service. Located in the vibrant seaside town of Knysna and surrounded by beaches, forests and lakes – this elegant retreat is the perfect base from which to explore all the attractions of the world-famous Garden Route. Whether you’re a foodie, a golfer, a wildlife enthusiast or an adventure-seeker, there are plenty of experiences in store for you!

Accommodation at the Rex is inspired by a mix of contemporary and classic décor, featuring calming colours and plush fabrics. Every modern comfort is available in our beautifully appointed rooms, suites and apartments – with accommodation options available to suit your budget and the size of your group.

The Rose Café is the Rex’s fabulous dining establishment, where guests are treated to excellent service and superb cuisine. The menu features a mélange of dishes from the Greater Mediterranean which have been influenced by North Africa, the Middle East and the vast culinary treasures of South Africa. Whether you’re a vegetarian, vegan or have other special dietary requirements – the chefs will cater for your needs.

Other notable hotel features include an outdoor terrace area for al fresco refreshments, a hair salon, complimentary Wi-Fi and a welcoming atmosphere for children.


Rex Hotel

The Rex Hotel is renowned for its chic urban style and impeccable service. Located in the vibrant seaside town of Knysna and surrounded by beaches, forests and lakes – this elegant retreat is the perfect base from which to explore all the attractions of the world-famous Garden Route. Whether you’re a foodie, a golfer, a wildlife enthusiast or an adventure-seeker, there are plenty of experiences in store for you!

Accommodation at the Rex is inspired by a mix of contemporary and classic décor, featuring calming colours and plush fabrics. Every modern comfort is available in our beautifully appointed rooms, suites and apartments – with accommodation options available to suit your budget and the size of your group.

The Rose Café is the Rex’s fabulous dining establishment, where guests are treated to excellent service and superb cuisine. The menu features a mélange of dishes from the Greater Mediterranean which have been influenced by North Africa, the Middle East and the vast culinary treasures of South Africa. Whether you’re a vegetarian, vegan or have other special dietary requirements – the chefs will cater for your needs.

Other notable hotel features include an outdoor terrace area for al fresco refreshments, a hair salon, complimentary Wi-Fi and a welcoming atmosphere for children.


Rex Hotel - Superior

The Rex Hotel is renowned for its chic urban style and impeccable service. Located in the vibrant seaside town of Knysna and surrounded by beaches, forests and lakes – this elegant retreat is the perfect base from which to explore all the attractions of the world-famous Garden Route. Whether you’re a foodie, a golfer, a wildlife enthusiast or an adventure-seeker, there are plenty of experiences in store for you!

Accommodation at the Rex is inspired by a mix of contemporary and classic décor, featuring calming colours and plush fabrics. Every modern comfort is available in our beautifully appointed rooms, suites and apartments – with accommodation options available to suit your budget and the size of your group.

The Rose Café is the Rex’s fabulous dining establishment, where guests are treated to excellent service and superb cuisine. The menu features a mélange of dishes from the Greater Mediterranean which have been influenced by North Africa, the Middle East and the vast culinary treasures of South Africa. Whether you’re a vegetarian, vegan or have other special dietary requirements – the chefs will cater for your needs.

Other notable hotel features include an outdoor terrace area for al fresco refreshments, a hair salon, complimentary Wi-Fi and a welcoming atmosphere for children.


Day Ten – Knysna – Oudtshoorn

Hlangana Lodge - Standard

Situated just outside of Oudtshoorn, within walking distance of some of town’s finest restaurants, Hlangana Lodge is a pretty guest house set in a picturesque garden with a sparkling swimming pool. The attractive and comfortable en suite rooms offer all modern amenities and lead out onto a deep, tranquil veranda with refreshing garden views. Hlangana Lodge is committed to responsible tourism and provides a high level of caring, attentive service.


Hlangana Lodge - Superior

Situated just outside of Oudtshoorn, within walking distance of some of town’s finest restaurants, Hlangana Lodge is a pretty guest house set in a picturesque garden with a sparkling swimming pool. The attractive and comfortable en suite rooms offer all modern amenities and lead out onto a deep, tranquil veranda with refreshing garden views. Hlangana Lodge is committed to responsible tourism and provides a high level of caring, attentive service.


Hlangana Lodge

Situated just outside of Oudtshoorn, within walking distance of some of town’s finest restaurants, Hlangana Lodge is a pretty guest house set in a picturesque garden with a sparkling swimming pool. The attractive and comfortable en suite rooms offer all modern amenities and lead out onto a deep, tranquil veranda with refreshing garden views. Hlangana Lodge is committed to responsible tourism and provides a high level of caring, attentive service.


Day Eleven – Oudtshoorn – Franschhoek – Cape Town, 

Day Twelve – Cape Town (Unescorted), 

Day Thirteen – Cape Town

President Hotel - Standard

This luxurious sea-side 4-star hotel is in close proximity to Cape Town’s popular V&A Waterfront and the city centre and provides an excellent base from which to explore Cape Town’s many attractions. The spacious, en suite rooms have all modern amenities and offer stunning views of either the Lion’s Head mountain range or the azure Atlantic Ocean. Guests can enjoy cocktails at the Senate Bar or sundowners on the terrace overlooking the magnificent rim-flow pool to the ocean. Fine dining is offered at the Islands Restaurant.


President Hotel

This luxurious sea-side 4-star hotel is in close proximity to Cape Town’s popular V&A Waterfront and the city centre and provides an excellent base from which to explore Cape Town’s many attractions. The spacious, en suite rooms have all modern amenities and offer stunning views of either the Lion’s Head mountain range or the azure Atlantic Ocean. Guests can enjoy cocktails at the Senate Bar or sundowners on the terrace overlooking the magnificent rim-flow pool to the ocean. Fine dining is offered at the Islands Restaurant.


President Hotel - Premium

This luxurious sea-side 4-star hotel is in close proximity to Cape Town’s popular V&A Waterfront and the city centre and provides an excellent base from which to explore Cape Town’s many attractions. The spacious, en suite rooms have all modern amenities and offer stunning views of either the Lion’s Head mountain range or the azure Atlantic Ocean. Guests can enjoy cocktails at the Senate Bar or sundowners on the terrace overlooking the magnificent rim-flow pool to the ocean. Fine dining is offered at the Islands Restaurant.


Africa – Explored, Experienced & Enjoyed

Southern Africa is well-known as one of the world’s best destinations for guided tours and safaris. The area is vast, and there are so many diverse attractions that you can get the most out of your holiday by accessing professional and trusted advice, itinerary design, planning, logistics and expert guidance. Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris’ guided holidays are also sociable and fun, enabling you to connect with people while enjoying all the enthralling adventure, magnificent beauty and amazing variety that southern Africa has to offer.

The many advantages of a guided holiday include that you are guaranteed high standards of safety, reliability and quality. Each hassle-free Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris guided holiday experience takes in top destination highlights; and offers you safe luxury transport, excellent accommodation and fine dining, fully supported by professional, caring service.

There’s no better way to encounter the best of Africa than to sit back and take it easy, knowing that all the details that make for a relaxing memorable holiday are completely taken care of. You are free to have fun - to fully explore, experience and enjoy a continent so rich in culture and heritage, peoples and places, astonishing wildlife and spectacular scenery.

Springbok Atlas Tours & Safaris tracks its origins back to 1946 – that’s more than 65 years of enthusiasm and expertise invested in engaging travelling and touring in Africa, the world’s most adventurous, evocative and beautiful continent! Today, we take pride in being one of Southern Africa’s most well-established and best-known quality tour operations. When it comes to safety and logistics, planning and execution, we leave nothing to chance. When it comes to exploration and experience, engagement and enjoyment we make everything possible!

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