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South Africa Highlights

South Africa Highlights

Tour Code: SJP11
11 Days/10 Nights

01/01/2020 - 30/04/2020

From R 33 325.00
Rate is per person sharing
Single Rate R 39 535.00

01/05/2020 - 30/09/2020

From R 30 870.00
Rate is per person sharing
Single Rate R 36 170.00

01/10/2020 - 31/12/2020

From R 33 325.00
Rate is per person sharing
Single Rate R 39 535.00
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South Africa Highlights

A Kruger National Park safari, Cape Town and the Garden Route in 11 days

Enjoy Big 5 game viewing in the Kruger National Park, take in the finest highlights that cosmopolitan Cape Town has to offer before setting off on a relaxing journey through the Garden Route.

Highlights

  • 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

Tour Departs:

Tuesday, selected departure dates

Tour Notes:

  • Minimum 2 guests
  • Guests will travel in the same vehicle, but will be dropped off at different accommodation, depending on their chosen accommodation option
  • All departures are in English. German commentary is available on selected departure dates
  • NOTE: The Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour scheduled for Day 5 will be moved to Day 6 on the day of the Two Oceans Marathon in Cape Town

Tour Includes

  • 10 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 4 dinners
  • Accommodation
  • Transport
  • 1 x early morning open vehicle game drive on Day 2, and closed vehicle game drives
  • Porterage
  • Sightseeing as specified

Tour Excludes

Flight and departure tax between Johannesburg and Cape Town. Please book JNB/CPT flight to depart Johannesburg after 15h00 (Day 4).

Day One: Departing Johannesburg

This morning you will be collected from your hotel, heading east to the Mpumalanga region.

Day One: Kruger National Park

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 the visitor will soon appreciate the challenges of managing this unique reserve. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. [D]

Day Two: Kruger National Park

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 (for 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. Optional (for own account) open vehicle game drives are available. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. [BD]

Day Three: Mpumalanga

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 Rondawels 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. Optional (for own account) open vehicle game drives are available, should you prefer not to join the Panorama Route tour. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. [BD]

Day Four: Arrive in Johannesburg

Enjoy breakfast before starting the return journey to Johannesburg. Arrive in Johannesburg, at OR Tambo International Airport, at approximately 14h30, for your onward flight to Cape Town.

Day Four: Arrive in 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 Five: Cape Town

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 Six: 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. 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 Seven: Cape Town - Mossel Bay

Travel through the picturesque Sir Lowry's Pass, surrounded by magnificent mountains. Stop for coffee and a short rest at a farm stall at the top of Sir Lowry's pass. The journey continues through Caledon, Napier and Bredasdorp on your way to Cape Agulhas. You will spend some time at the Cape Agulhas lighthouse before departing for lunch in Swellendam. Thereafter continue onward to Mossel Bay for your overnight stay. [B]

Day Eight: Mossel Bay - Oudtshoorn

After a leisurely breakfast, our journey continues through the Robinson Pass to Oudshoorn - the ostrich capital of the world and home to the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves. Visit an Ostrich Farm for a guided tour, enjoy a wine tasting at a local wine estate before setting off on a tour of the Cango Caves, one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ages. Overnight in Oudtshoorn. [BD]

Day Nine: Oudtshoorn - Knysna

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 Ten: Knysna

Today you’ll have the opportunity to explore the natural beauty of the Knysna area. Your journey will include a visit to the Garden of Eden, set in the lush, green, indigenous Knysna forest. The major attraction is the forest itself, beautiful yellow wood trees, thick green foliage and streams. Afterwards you’ll have the opportunity to visit Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, where you will be able to see a variety of primates, roaming free in the forest. The sanctuary is well known for its efforts to rehabilitate and free previously caged primates. The tour continues to the famous Eastern Head, where you will enjoy spectacular views of the Knysna Heads (weather permitting). Afterwards you’ll travel to Brenton on Sea, a breathtaking holiday location and a nature lover’s paradise with its unspoilt beaches and peaceful surroundings. The remainder of the afternoon will be at leisure. Overnight in Knysna. [B]

Day Eleven: Knysna - Port Elizabeth

After breakfast, you’ll be transferred (unescorted, driver only) to Port Elizabeth. 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.

Day One: Departing Johannesburg

This morning you will be collected from your hotel, heading east to the Mpumalanga region.

Day One: Departing Johannesburg

Day One: Departing Johannesburg

This morning you will be collected from your hotel, heading east to the Mpumalanga region.

Day One: Kruger National Park Accommodation

Day One: Kruger National Park

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 the visitor will soon appreciate the challenges of managing this unique reserve. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. [D]

Protea Hotel Kruger Gate

Protea Hotel Kruger Gate

Situated at the Paul Kruger Gate of the Kruger National Park, just outside the town of Hazyview, this luxury safari lodge-styled hotel is set on the banks of the Sabie River amidst towering indigenous trees.

Day Two: Kruger National Park Accommodation

Day Two: Kruger National Park

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 (for 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. Optional (for own account) open vehicle game drives are available. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. [BD]

Protea Hotel Kruger Gate

Protea Hotel Kruger Gate

Situated at the Paul Kruger Gate of the Kruger National Park, just outside the town of Hazyview, this luxury safari lodge-styled hotel is set on the banks of the Sabie River amidst towering indigenous trees.

Day Three: Mpumalanga Accommodation

Day Three: Mpumalanga

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 Rondawels 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. Optional (for own account) open vehicle game drives are available, should you prefer not to join the Panorama Route tour. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. [BD]

Protea Hotel Kruger Gate

Protea Hotel Kruger Gate

Situated at the Paul Kruger Gate of the Kruger National Park, just outside the town of Hazyview, this luxury safari lodge-styled hotel is set on the banks of the Sabie River amidst towering indigenous trees.

Day Four: Arrive in Johannesburg

Day Four: Arrive in Johannesburg

Enjoy breakfast before starting the return journey to Johannesburg. Arrive in Johannesburg, at OR Tambo International Airport, at approximately 14h30, for your onward flight to Cape Town.

Day Four: Arrive in Cape Town Accommodation

Day Four: Arrive in 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]

Protea Hotel Sea Point

Protea Hotel Sea Point

Set in the heart of Sea Point, only minutes away from Cape Town’s city centre and the V & A Waterfront, this hotel offers modern convenience and contemporary comfort blended with décor inspired by South African art.

Day Five: Cape Town Accommodation

Day Five: Cape Town

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]

Protea Hotel Sea Point

Protea Hotel Sea Point

Set in the heart of Sea Point, only minutes away from Cape Town’s city centre and the V & A Waterfront, this hotel offers modern convenience and contemporary comfort blended with décor inspired by South African art.

Day Six: Cape Town (Unescorted) Accommodation

Day Six: 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. 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]

Protea Hotel Sea Point

Protea Hotel Sea Point

Set in the heart of Sea Point, only minutes away from Cape Town’s city centre and the V & A Waterfront, this hotel offers modern convenience and contemporary comfort blended with décor inspired by South African art.

Day Seven: Cape Town - Mossel Bay Accommodation

Day Seven: Cape Town - Mossel Bay

Travel through the picturesque Sir Lowry's Pass, surrounded by magnificent mountains. Stop for coffee and a short rest at a farm stall at the top of Sir Lowry's pass. The journey continues through Caledon, Napier and Bredasdorp on your way to Cape Agulhas. You will spend some time at the Cape Agulhas lighthouse before departing for lunch in Swellendam. Thereafter continue onward to Mossel Bay for your overnight stay. [B]

Diaz Hotel & Resort

Diaz Hotel & Resort

The Diaz Hotel & Resort is in the seashore town of Mossel Bay, and occupies an enviable space with breathtaking sea views from every window and balcony. There is an enticing rim flow pool as well as a Water Park that is set right alongside the ocean. There is also the Pero Dias Theatre that regularly hosts a range of spectacular live shows. The hotel and resort has a range of culinary options that include everything from delectable dinners to informal café-style lunches as well as cocktails.

Day Eight: Mossel Bay - Oudtshoorn Accommodation

Day Eight: Mossel Bay - Oudtshoorn

After a leisurely breakfast, our journey continues through the Robinson Pass to Oudshoorn - the ostrich capital of the world and home to the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves. Visit an Ostrich Farm for a guided tour, enjoy a wine tasting at a local wine estate before setting off on a tour of the Cango Caves, one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ages. Overnight in Oudtshoorn. [BD]

La Plume Guest House

La Plume Guest House

La Plume is a family-owned 1902 Victorian homestead on a working ostrich, alfalfa and vine farm outside the town of Oudtshoorn offering warm country hospitality and accommodations in refined style.

Day Nine: Oudtshoorn - Knysna Day Ten: Knysna Accommodation

Day Nine: Oudtshoorn - Knysna

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 Ten: Knysna

Today you’ll have the opportunity to explore the natural beauty of the Knysna area. Your journey will include a visit to the Garden of Eden, set in the lush, green, indigenous Knysna forest. The major attraction is the forest itself, beautiful yellow wood trees, thick green foliage and streams. Afterwards you’ll have the opportunity to visit Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, where you will be able to see a variety of primates, roaming free in the forest. The sanctuary is well known for its efforts to rehabilitate and free previously caged primates. The tour continues to the famous Eastern Head, where you will enjoy spectacular views of the Knysna Heads (weather permitting). Afterwards you’ll travel to Brenton on Sea, a breathtaking holiday location and a nature lover’s paradise with its unspoilt beaches and peaceful surroundings. The remainder of the afternoon will be at leisure. Overnight in Knysna. [B]

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.

Day Eleven: Knysna - Port Elizabeth

Day Eleven: Knysna - Port Elizabeth

After breakfast, you’ll be transferred (unescorted, driver only) to Port Elizabeth. 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.

Day One: Kruger National Park, 

Day Two: Kruger National Park, 

Day Three: Mpumalanga

Protea Hotel Kruger Gate

Where the Bushveld is Your Playground
Situated at the Paul Kruger Gate of the Kruger National Park, just outside the town of Hazyview. This luxury safari lodge-styled hotel is set on the banks of the Sabie River amidst towering indigenous trees. The spacious and comfortable en-suite rooms have modern conveniences as well as spectacular private verandas and walkways high in the riverine forest canopy. After an exciting day on safari, you can relax at the pool or enjoy sundowners on a game-viewing deck that overlooks the Park. A highlight of your stay will be dining in the stunning open air Lapa Restaurant where the the African stars are your ceiling.


Day Four: Arrive in Cape Town, 

Day Five: Cape Town, 

Day Six: Cape Town (Unescorted)

Protea Hotel Sea Point

Set in the heart of Sea Point, only minutes away from Cape Town’s city centre and the V & A Waterfront, this hotel offers modern convenience and contemporary comfort blended with décor inspired by South African art. The en suite rooms, with either stunning mountain or sea views, offer all necessary modern amenities. Unwind in the friendly atmosphere of the La Café Coffee Bar, also a hotspot for cocktails from sundowners to late. The La Café Restaurant serves delicious buffet breakfasts and the Seven Spur restaurant offers a classic steak and salad valley menu on site or as room service. Guests can relax at the sparkling plunge pool overlooking the vibrant Sea Point promenade and get active at the fitness centre.


Day Seven: Cape Town - Mossel Bay

Diaz Hotel & Resort

The Diaz Hotel & Resort is in the seashore town of Mossel Bay, a small slice of coastal paradise along the celebrated Garden Route. The hotel occupies an enviable space that allows it to have breathtaking sea views from every window and balcony and promises complete relaxation. There is an enticing rim flow pool as well as a Water Park that is set right alongside the ocean to provide entertainment for in-house guests. Ride the tubes or simply enjoy sun kissed days poolside. There is also the Pero Dias Theatre that regularly hosts a range of spectacular live shows. The hotel and resort has a range of culinary options that include everything from delectable dinners to informal café-style lunches as well as cocktails to sip while watching the gorgeous sunset.


Day Eight: Mossel Bay - Oudtshoorn

La Plume Guest House

La Plume is a family-owned 1902 Victorian homestead on a working ostrich, alfalfa and vine farm outside the town of Oudtshoorn offering warm country hospitality and accommodations in refined style. Enjoy relaxing on the cool veranda with its sweeping view across the Olifant’s River Valley to the Swartberg Mountains. The spacious en suite rooms are tastefully furnished with gracious antiques and offer all modern conveniences.


Day Nine: Oudtshoorn - Knysna, 

Day Ten: Knysna

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.


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