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South Africa Surprise

$ 1,825.00

15 DAYS – Visit Johannesburg | Hazyview | Kruger National Park | Swaziland | Zululand | Durban | Drakensberg | Eastern Cape | Port Elizabeth | Knysna | Oudtshoorn | Cape Town

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Day 1 (Sun) Johannesburg
Upon arrival you will be met and assisted to your shuttle transfer service to the hotel. You have the remainder of the day at leisure until 19h00 when we all meet at the hotel reception for a briefing on the tour and a chance to meet up with your fellow travellers.

Accommodation: Accommodation: Protea Hotel OR Tambo or similar

Day 2 (Mon) Hazyview (BB)
This morning we leave for Mpumalanga, dropping several hundred feet into the lush subtropical region of the Lowveld. Travel along the circular Panorama Route via Graskop, visiting the view sites of the Blyde River Canyon, one of the natural wonders of Africa; gasp at the glory of God’s Window, with a boundless view of mountains and fertile plains and finally a visit to Bourke’s Luck Potholes before heading to Hazyview.

Accommodation: Hippo Hollow Country Estate or similar

Day 3 (Tue) Kruger National Park (PB)
We have a bright and early start to the day in order to experience the wonders of exploring the Kruger National Park in our closed touring vehicle. Spend a morning with the Big Five in the Kruger National Park. The Kruger National Park is an internationally renowned game reserve of nearly 2 million hectares and supports the largest variety of wildlife species on the African continent. Keep a lookout for the wonderful flora and bird life that abounds. We return to our hotel around lunch time and your afternoon is at leisure.

Accommodation: Hippo Hollow Country Estate or similar

Day 4 (Wed) Swaziland (BB)
This morning after breakfast, we check out and depart on our journey to Swaziland. We proceed south to Malalane and then onto Swaziland where this afternoon you will visit a real Chief’s village and have the fantastic opportunity to gain an authentic knowledge of traditional Swazi culture.

Accommodation: Lugogo Sun or similar

Day 5: (Thu) St Lucia and surrounds (BB)
This morning we journey through Swaziland into Zululand. Our journey continues into the Kingdom of KwaZulu-Natal where ancient traditions and modern cultures of both Zulu and Settler have combined into a vibrant society living in peace and harmony. Arrive this afternoon in the Umfolozi area for your overnight stay.

Accommodation: Protea Hotel Umfolozi or similar

Day 6 (Fri) St Lucia and surrounds / Durban (BB)
Guests have the option to lie in or take an optional morning boat cruise (own account) or simply soak up the atmosphere of this tourist town St Lucia before heading off later in the morning towards Durban. An orientation tour introduces us to this multicultural, vibrant seaside city before arriving at our hotel late afternoon.

Accommodation: Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge or similar

Day 7 (Sat) Drakensberg (BB, BD)
This morning, enjoy a leisurely breakfast or perhaps take an early morning cab ride for a stroll along the Umhlanga Beach Promenade which buzzes with energy as surfers, joggers and cyclists take to this seaside playground. Then we head into the majestic Southern Drakensberg Mountains. We proceed on a visit to the 300 foot high Howick Falls, continuing through the Southern Midlands Meander Route, arriving at our hotel mid-afternoon. Your afternoon is at leisure to soak up the surroundings, or go fishing, hiking and even horse riding in clean mountain air (own account).

Accommodation: Drakensberg Gardens Resort Hotel & Spa or similar

Day 8 (Sun) Drakensberg (BB, BD)
Full day at leisure to soak up the surroundings of the magnificent Southern Drakensberg Mountains. Today a host of leisure activities awaits you against a breath-taking back drop of tranquil beauty.

Accommodation: Drakensberg Gardens Resort Hotel & Spa or similar

Day 9 (Mon) Eastern Cape Coast (BB, BD)
This morning we continue south to the Eastern Cape entering the fourth of the provinces and the birth place of Nelson Mandela (fondly known as Madiba). En route we see the old traditional way of life in the homeland area known as the Transkei and stop for lunch outside the capital of Umtata. We continue via Nelson Mandela’s birth place and house, arriving late afternoon at our accommodation in Chintsa East, on the beautiful, unspoilt Eastern Cape Coast.

Accommodation: Crawford’s Beach Lodge or similar

Day 10 (Tue) Eastern Cape Coast – Port Elizabeth (BB)
We awake to the sounds of the crashing waves and have the morning at leisure to unwind… beach sand between our toes. The beach stretches on uninterrupted for many kilometres and the thick indigenous beach forest is a haven for an amazing variety of birdlife. In the mid-morning, we set off heading south to Port Elizabeth.

Accommodation: Garden Court King’s Beach or similar

Day 11 (Wed) Knysna (BB, D)
Today our journey continues towards the Cape. Visit the Tsitsikamma Forest, which provides scenic walking opportunities. A short walk to the Storms River Mouth offers some magnificent views of the gorge and river below. Arrive in Knysna late afternoon for check in at our hotel.

Accommodation: Knysna Hollow Country Estate or similar

Day 12 (Thu) Oudtshoorn (BB)
After breakfast, we travel inland over the spectacular Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, known as the ‘feather capital of the world’ because of its ostrich industry. We visit a working ostrich farm and then explore the famous Cango Caves. Walk (the more adventurous may crawl!) around the famous Cango Caves with their magnificent dripstone formations of stalactites and stalagmites. Travelling back to the Eastern seaboard, we arrive in Mossel Bay in the afternoon.

Accommodation: Garden Court Mossel Bay or similar

Day 13 (Fri) Cape Town (BB)
After breakfast we head for Cape Town via the towns of Swellendam, Robertson and Worcester. After traveling through the Huguenot Tunnel, iconic Table Mountain greets us as we arrive in Cape Town in the afternoon.

Accommodation: Sun Square Hotel – Cape Town or similar

Day 14 (Sat) Cape Town (BB)
Enjoy a day at leisure in the ‘Mother City’ where a visit to the V&A Waterfront is recommended. Enjoy quality time exploring this iconic beautiful city with its many world acclaimed attractions.

Accommodation: Sun Square Hotel – Cape Town or similar

Day 15 (Sun) Cape Town (BB)
This morning after breakfast, check out of the hotel by 11h00. The remainder of the day will be at your leisure until your transfer to Cape Town International Airport.


Low Season: May – Aug
High Season: Jan-Apr & Sep-Dec

GUARANTEED DEPARTURE DATES 2016:
04 & 18 Sep ‘16 | 09 & 23 Oct ‘16 | 06 & 20 Nov ‘16 | 11 Dec ‘16

GUARANTEED DEPARTURE DATES 2017:
15 Jan | 12 Feb | 12 Mar | 16 Apr | 14 May | 11 Jun | 9 Jul | 23 Jul | 06 Aug | 20 Aug | 10 Sep | 08 Oct | 22 Oct | 05 Nov | 19 Nov |10 Dec

Low Season
$1825
Land only per person based on sharing

  • Land only based on sharing: $1825
  • Single supplement: $550

High Season
$1964
Land only per person based on sharing

  • Land only based on sharing: $1964
  • Single supplement: $560

There is one inter-tour flight required. The airfares given below are only for reference.
The internal flight between Durban and Port Elizabeth starts from USD 130 including taxes.

Additional Information

OVERVIEW

It’s an adventure unlike any other – South Africa, a vast land of unimaginable beauty and diversity of experiences, is set to take your breath away.

DEPARTURE

This tour departs on selected Sundays

ACCOMMODATION

As Indicated in the day by day itinerary

INCLUSIONS

14 Breakfasts
4 Dinners
14 Nights Accommodation
Arrival airport shuttle transfer and departure transfer
Hotel porterage
Kruger National Park Conservation Levy

EXCLUSIONS

◾International Airfare/train ticket, Call 1-888-887-1688 to get a quote from your home city
◾Travel insurance. visa fees, gratuities, drinks, personal spending and optional activities.

 The internal flight between Durban and Port Elizabeth is not included.
 Visa conditions apply for Swaziland and passports are required.Any airfare or Optional activity

QUESTIONS

Should you have any further questions, please call 1888-887-1688 or 647-483-9088 for assistance or chat online with us.

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