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South Africa is often described as a 'world in one country' because in every aspect, it is astonishingly diverse. From fascinating landscapes, cultures and natural wonders, to a rich human heritage and deep history, this vast country offers it all. Join us on this incredible 17-day journey and embark on an adventure like no other!
Fly overnight to Johannesburg.
This morning, we leave for Mpumalanga, dropping several hundred feet into the lush subtropical region of the Lowveld.
We travel along the circular Panorama Route via Graskop, visiting the view sites of the Blyde River Canyon, home to the Three Rondavels, and 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, we visit Bourke’s Luck Potholes before heading to our accommodation.
Enjoy an early morning game drive in a closed vehicle. Start the day with the 'Big Five' (rhino, buffalo, lions, leopards and elephants), 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.
Packed breakfast will be provided today.
This morning after breakfast, we check out and depart on our journey to Eswatini (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 Eswatini and their traditions.
Later, we head south to our hotel, nestled in the mountainous peaks of Eswatini (Swaziland) for an overnight stay.
This morning, we journey through Eswatini (Swaziland), visiting Ngwenya Glass, where a small group of Eswatini craftsmen and women create beautiful handmade items from recycled glass. Our next stop is The Swazi Candles Centre where you will experience local artisans creating colourful, handmade candles. 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 in the late afternoon for your overnight stay.
Today, you have the opportunity to take an optional open-vehicle game drive in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve before heading off to Durban. An orientation tour of Durban, that travels along the Golden Mile, the beachfront promenade, The Point Waterfront and harbour, introduces us to this multicultural, vibrant seaside city. The tour concludes with a visit to the Durban Botanic Gardens before arriving at our hotel late afternoon.
Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
|Game Viewing Boat Cruise||2024 £21||2025 £22|
The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments only).
Today, enjoy a leisurely breakfast or perhaps take an early morning cab ride to the bustling Umhlanga Beach for a stroll along the promenade mile; it buzzes with energy as surfers, joggers and cyclists take to this seaside playground.
We then head to the majestic Southern Drakensberg Mountains. We proceed on a visit to the 300ft high Howick Falls, continuing through the southern Midlands Meander route and arriving at our hotel mid-afternoon.
Your afternoon is at leisure to soak up the surroundings! Go fishing, hiking or even horse riding and enjoy the fresh mountain air (all at own cost).
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 (at own cost) outside the capital of Mthata.
We travel past Nelson Mandela’s birth place and house, arriving late afternoon at our accommodation in Chinsta East, on the beautiful, unspoilt Eastern Cape coast.
We awake to the sounds of crashing waves and have the morning at leisure to unwind with beach sand between our toes. The beach stretches uninterrupted for many kilometres, and the thick indigenous beach forest is a haven for an amazing variety of bird life.
This afternoon we set off heading south to the Tsitsikamma Forest area.
Today, our journey continues towards the Cape. We visit the Tsitsikamma Forest, which provides incredibly scenic walking opportunities. A short walk to the Storms River Mouth offers magnificent views of the gorge and river below.
We arrive in Knysna, known as the oyster box of South Africa, in the late afternoon to check in to our hotel.
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 around the spectacular caves with their magnificent dripstone formations of stalactites and stalagmites.
We stay overnight in the Oudtshoorn area.
Today’s journey travels along the famous Route 62 and through Little Karoo, ending in Cape Town. On the way, we stop off to sample top quality port style wines in Calitzdorp, before continuing via Worcester and the Huguenot Tunnel, arriving in Cape Town in the late afternoon.
Enjoy a full day at leisure in Cape Town. 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 pristine beaches.
Overnight in Cape Town.
Arrive in the UK.
All rooms have to be requested with our Partner, Springbok Atlas. Once we have confirmed your requirements we will send you a new confirmation invoice. Springbok Atlas Terms and Conditions do not allow any name changes once your booking is confirmed.
This tour travels through Eswatini (Swaziland) and Lesotho. Please check visa requirements as certain nationalities may require visas to travel through Eswatini (Swaziland) and Lesotho.
Single Room Supplement from £589.00 (17 days).
You will stay in standard rooms at 3 or 4-star hotels throughout your holiday in the hotels listed below, or similar.
You will stay for one night at the Protea Hotel or Tambo, two nights at the Hippo Hollow Country Estate, one night at the Piggs Peak Hotel, one night at the Anew Hotel Hluhluwe, one night at the Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge.
You will then stay for two nights at the Drakensberg Gardens Hotel, one night at the Crawford’s Beach Lodge, one night at the Tsitsikamma Village Inn, one night at the Premier Hotel The Moorings, one night at the Protea Hotel Riempie Estate, and two nights at the Sunsquare Cape Town Gardens.
Please Note: Due to demand, we may use other hotels of a similar standard. Your exact hotel details will be provided with your travel documents.
All of our coaches are modern and comfortable, and you can be assured of a high level of service and reliability from our expert-trained coach crews, who will be on hand to assist and escort you along the way.
Yes, unfortunately there is no feeder/transfer service to/from the U.K. airports.
Estimated flight times are given at the time of booking. The times given are for guidance only and may change.
Exact flight times will be confirmed on travel document which are sent 7-10 days before departure. For more information on flight times please contact our Reservations Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are able to pre-book flight seats with most airlines. There may be a charge for this service.
Any charges will be confirmed at the time of booking. Most other airlines will allocate your seats at check-in.
Yes, we can. Please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 to arrange wheelchair assistance or any other medical requests.
We recommend you check-in for your flight three hours before the scheduled time for long haul flights and two and a half hours before the scheduled time for any European holidays.
Luggage allowances vary from airline to airline. The luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 5kg for hand luggage. Ryan Air's luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 10kg for hand luggage. All allowances are subject to changes made by the airline.
For more information on luggage allowances please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at email@example.com.
The transfers on the majority of our flight tours are included. Our Reservations Staff will be able to advise you when you call. On tours where you book your own flight the transfers may only be available at certain times or not at all.
This depends on which airline the flight is booked with. Please call our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 for more details.