South Africa Tour Package


South Africa is one of the world's top destinations for intrepid travelers to discover everything they're looking for... and more.

With over 21 National Parks, 8 World Heritage Sites, 3,500 kilometers of pristine coastline, a phenomenal climate and awesome adventures ranging from shark-diving to surfing, historic trails to wine tasting, South Africa is guaranteed to provide you with the unforgettable journey of a lifetime, some of the most beautiful natural wonders of the world, experience a unique wildlife encounter, or simply kick back and enjoy the tranquility of a country that thrives on the warmth of its people, culture and diversity

BEST OF SOUTH AFRICA


14 DAYS / 13 NIGHTS TOUR PACKAGE

(Johannesburg - Ohrigstad - Hazyview - Mbabane - Mkuze - Durban - Port Elizabeth - Knysna - Oudtshoorn - Cape Town)

Day 1: Johannesburg to Ohrigstad, Mpumalanga
The tour starts in Johannesburg where you will be met by our Representative who will assist you with the collection of your rental vehicle and handing over of documentation. We then suggest departing for the administrative capital of South Africa, Pretoria. The City of Tshwane, as it is officially known, is home to the Union Buildings - the official seat of government of South Africa. Pretoria is also a place of culture with a series of theatres, museums and monuments. We suggest visiting the Voortrekker Monument, a stop at the Union Buildings and driving past Church Square and the Palace of Justice. The latter building was the scene of one of the most famous political trials in South Africa's history, the Rivonia Treason Trial, where Nelson Mandela was accused of treason. (Dinner)

Day 2: Ohrigstad: Panorama Route to Hazyview
After breakfast and check out you depart for Ohrigstad in the province of Mpumalanga via the N4 and then via the R36 to Hannah Lodge. After check in you have the option of an afternoon game drive (own account). Dinner is served at the lodge. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 3: Ohrigstad: Depart for Panorama Route
Depart for Hazyview and along the way we suggest you experience the incredibly beautiful Panorama Route, with its dramatic, mountainous landscapes and winding roads. With highlights like God's Window, Bourke's Luck Potholes and of course the mighty Blyde River Canyon, this really is South Africa's nature at its best! We suggest arriving at the hotel in the afternoon to have time to freshen up or rest before enjoying a cultural dinner experience at a Boma. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 4: Hazyview to Mbabane, Swaziland via Kruger National Park
After breakfast we suggest an early start to your day and drive through the Kruger National Park to the Royal Kingdom of Swaziland. The Kruger National Park is an iconic reserve boasting a wildlife experience ranking with the best in Africa. Elephant, giraffe and various antelope are often seen grazing close to the vehicles and it is not unusual that a pack of lion or a herd of elephant prevent free passage! Kruger National Park is the land of baobabs, fever trees, knob thorns, marula and mopane trees underneath which you can find not only the Big Five, but the Little Five (buffalo weaver, elephant shrew, leopard tortoise, ant lion and rhino beetle) and the birding Big Six (ground hornbill, kori bustard, lappet-faced vulture, martial eagle, pel's fishing owl and saddle-bill stork). Exiting via the Malelane Gate depart for the Royal Kingdom of Swaziland. This small Kingdom is nestled between South Africa and Mozambique, the beautiful scenery is mountainous with lush forests. En route you have the opportunity to learn more about the Swazi culture at the Matsamo Cultural Village, where we suggest your clients have lunch. We also suggest a visit to the famous Ngwenya Glass Works, to view hand blown glass masterpieces made from recycled glass and enjoy a visit to the Swazi Candle Factory. Each candle seen here is individually handmade and unique, displaying a wide range of colours, shapes and patterns. The next stop is the capital city, Mbabane, where vibrant markets packed with woven baskets, beadwork and carvings can be found. Clients will spend the night at a hotel in the beautiful Ezulwini Valley. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 5: Mbabane to Mkuze with Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve safari, KwaZulu Natal
After breakfast at the hotel, you will leave Swaziland behind and travel back into South Africa, entering the province of KwaZulu Natal. Your next destination is the Hluhluwe- Umfolozi Game Reserve. Home to the Big Five and a wide variety of other animals, birds, trees and plants, the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve is renowned for its conservation efforts in saving the white rhino from extinction, the largest population of white rhino in the world is found here. This reserve is incredibly scenic, with rolling hills covered in low acacia bush. The north of the park is mountainous with amazing forests and grasslands, the south and west is open savannah. Such diversity in natural environment means a wide variety of fauna and flora is supported here. We suggest an afternoon game drive. Return to the hotel or lodge for dinner. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 6: Mkuze to Durban via St Lucia/iSimangaliso Wetland Park
In the morning after your morning game drive we suggest visiting a traditional Zulu homestead before travelling along KZN's Elephant Coast to St Lucia, situated at the southern end of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park - a World Heritage Site. At the St Lucia Estuary is home to high forested dunes, brilliant coral reefs, palm savannahs, dense papyrus swamps and rolling acacia bushveld. An optional extra is to take a boat cruise on the estuary, giving you the opportunity to view hippo, crocodiles and many different bird species in their natural habitat. From here continue to Umhlanga, just north of Durban. (Breakfast)

Day 7: Durban - Port Elizabeth
This morning discover Durban, a cosmopolitan city where east meets west. Experience the cultural and historical contrast of Durban, before travelling to King Shaka International Airport for a domestic flight to Port Elizabeth. You will be met at the airport and assisted with collection of your rental vehicle before departing for the hotel, which overlooks Algoa Bay. Port Elizabeth is known as the 'Water Sport Capital of Africa'. The combination of heavenly shores and invigorating sea breezes draw sports lovers to enjoy some of the planet's best sailing, surfing, scuba-diving etc. (Breakfast)

Day 8: Port Elizabeth to Knysna via Tsitsikamma National Park
This morning after breakfast say good-bye to the friendly city and travel along the coast towards Knysna. Setting out along the Garden Route, a very beautiful route, with the Indian Ocean on your left, mountains and green, rolling hills on your right. We suggest your clients' first destination to be the stunning Tsitsikamma National Park. Tsitsikamma means "place of much water" in Khoi. A combination of original forest, plantations and Fynbos, a large group of plants endemic to South Africa, of which our National Flower the King Protea is a prominent member. Many rivers run through the forest, forming spectacular waterfalls and deep gorges. You can enjoy an easy walk through the forest and along the suspension bridges, crossing the Storms River Mouth gorge. From here we suggest continuing to Knysna, famous for its lagoon, oysters and over 800 year old iron and stinkwood trees, and check into the hotel to spend the night. You will pass through the seaside town of Plettenberg Bay, which boasts some of the best beaches and restaurants. There are numerous craft villages and local produce stores on this road for you stop and wonder through. You have the chance to spend some time at leisure and explore Knysna Waterfront, where there are a variety of interesting shops and enticing restaurants. Upon arrival and after check in we suggest a sunset lagoon cruise towards the famous Knysna Heads. (Breakfast)

Day 9: Knysna to Oudtshoorn via Wilderness
Today travel fromKnysna to Oudtshoorn via the spectacular Outeniqua Pass. With more than 90% of the globe's population of ostrich found here, the town is known as the World's "ostrich-capital" and of course we suggest a visit to an Ostrich Farm to learn more about these giant birds and the history of their farming in this area. If you are brave enough they can even ride an ostrich! After the ostrich tour clients can sit down and enjoy an ostrich farm lunch (on clients own account). After lunch drive to the picturesque Cango Valley, to explore the world famous Cango Caves. This vast network of limestone caverns is full of staggering formations of Stalactites and Stalagmites. There are 2 guided tours on offer. The Standard Tour is 60 minutes and takes you through the highlights of the caved. The Adventure tour is 90 minutes and takes you into deeper caverns and caves. You can check into your accommodation in the late afternoon. (Breakfast)

Day 10: Oudtshoorn to Cape Town via Route 62
After breakfast we suggest travelling towards Cape Town along Route 62, known as the World's Longest Wine Route. The scenery along this route is superb, travelling over majestic mountain passes and winding rivers, past vineyards and orchards and through fascinating little towns. You can stop en route at any of the numerous wine farms for a wine tasting. There are farm stalls and country restaurants along this road, should you wish to stop for lunch or afternoon tea. You will arrive in Cape Town in the early evening to check into your hotel situated close to the famous V&A Waterfront, which offers a wide variety of shops, restaurants and entertainment. (Breakfast)

Day 11: Cape Town: City & Table Mountain
Today we suggest visiting the sites of Cape Town, rich in historical and cultural heritage and natural beauty. We suggest a first stop at the base station of the Table Mountain Aerial Cable Way, and visit the top of Table Mountain by Aerial Cable way (on clients own account and weather permitting). Some further highlights could include the Company Gardens, the Castle of Good Hope and the lively Greenmarket Square where clients can purchase arts and crafts from all over Africa. We also suggest taking a trip through the colourful Bo Kaap area, known as the home of the "Cape Malays". A visit to the Atlantic seaboard and the beautiful beaches and sunsets could be the perfect end to your day. (Breakfast)

Day 12: Cape Town: Cape Peninsula Tour
After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, we suggest heading out to the magnificent scenery and wildlife of the Cape Peninsula. We suggest a visit to Hout Bay Harbour, where clients can take an optional (for clients own account) boat trip to Duiker Island where thousands of Cape Fur Seals live. We suggest travelling over the scenic Chapman's Peak Drive to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. You can have your photos taken at the most south western tip of the African continent and enjoy an invigorating walk, or leisurely optional funicular trip, up to the Cape Point lighthouses to admire the dramatic cliffs and amazing views. Other interesting stops we suggest are the Naval village of Simon's Town and Boulders Beach - to see one of South Africa's two land-based African Penguin colonies. The day ends at the beautiful Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. (Breakfast)

Day 13: Cape Town: Cape Winelands Tour
Today we suggest you visit the charming town of oaks, Stellenbosch. Stellenbosch is the 2nd oldest colonial town in South Africa, with many of the original buildings awarded the Historical Building status. After a wine tasting, cellar tour and an introduction to the South African winemaking tradition, we suggest continuing to the. We suggest you travel over the awe inspiring Helshoogte Pass to the charming historic town of Franschhoek, which dates back to the 17th century arrival of the French Huguenots. You can still see the French influence in this town. Franschoek is the Gourmet Capital of South Africa! After another round of wine tasting and a delectable lunch ( for your own account ), take time to enjoy a stroll in this beautiful and cosy little town. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 14: Cape Town: morning at leisure & onward travel
On the final day in Cape Town we suggest you spend the morning at leisure exploring the city centre or shopping for souvenirs before departing for Cape Town International Airport where you will drop your rental vehicle at the airport kiosk before onward travel. (Breakfast)