Gain an insight into its history and culture through this vibrant country’s superb wildlife from Kruger National Park to Knysna Heads and the Winelands around Cape Town.
15 Days from just £2699 per person
- Accommodation as detailed in a double or twin room with private facilities (alternative but similar hotels may be used at certain times of year)
- Air conditioned transportation (excluding open-air game drive vehicles)
- Services of a qualified English speaking local driver/guide
- Transfers as detailed
- Park entrance fees and government taxes
- Meals included as stated
- International flights
At a glance:
- Safari in Kruger National Park
- Cultural Heritage in Swaziland
- Wildlife in KwaZulu Natal
- Scenic Garden Route
- Cape Town & Winelands
Day 1 – Johannesburg
Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for your overnight stay. Your free time is to use as you wish.
Day 2 – Johannesburg to Mpumalanga
Depart Johannesburg and travel to the ‘Land of the Rising Sun,’– Mpumalanga – via the magnificent Panorama Route. The most spectacular stretch of the Panorama Route is the Blyde River Canyon. Time and weather permitting, stop at God’s Window offering magnificent views over the canyon.
Day 3 – Mpumalanga
Depart on an open vehicle safari through the Kruger National Park. Home to an impressive number of flora and fauna, the world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa and is the flagship of South African National Parks. Relax in the afternoon with some leisure time.
Day 4 – Mpumalanga to the Kingdom of Swaziland
Drive to the tiny Royal Kingdom of Swaziland, a tiny mountainous kingdom filled with bygone African traditions and culture, beautiful scenery and attractions such as game reserves and art & craft outlets to name a few. Here you can enjoy a showcase of traditional Swazi culture, followed by lunch at the Matsamo Cultural Village. See glass craftsmen at work and spend some time at the Mbabane craft markets.
Day 5 – Swaziland to KwaZulu Natal
After a morning visit to the Swazi Candle Factory, continue via Big Bend into KwaZulu Natal, the elephant coast, for a scenic drive up the Ubombo Mountains offering views over Lake Jozini. Visit a local authentic Zulu homestead before check-in at your accommodation for two nights.
Day 6 – KwaZulu Natal
Morning at leisure. In the afternoon, you will be driven to the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, where the white rhino was saved from extinction for an afternoon game drive.
Day 7 – KwaZulu Natal to Durban
Continue along the Elephant Coast to St Lucia for an estuarine boat trip to view crocodiles, hippos and numerous bird species. Move on to Durban, a buzzing city where East meets West and check-in at your hotel for your overnight stay.
Day 8 – Durban to Port Elizabeth
Discover Durban during a city tour before your flight to Port Elizabeth. Upon arrival transfer to your accommodation for your overnight stay.
Day 9 – Port Elizabeth to Plettenberg Bay
Depart for the Tsitsikamma National Park. Enjoy a walk along the suspension bridge across the Storms River mouth gorge, then continue to Plettenberg Bay and check-in at your accommodation for two nights.
Day 10 – Plettenberg Bay
Visit the Knysna Elephant Sanctuary and interact with these gentle giants.
Later, travel to Plettenberg Bay for a visit to the Birds of Eden, the largest free-flight bird aviary in the world. Birds of Eden stems from the need to create a safe environment in which to release a large collection of free-flight African birds and the sanctuary also enables bird owners to apply to release their pet birds into the sanctuary, after undergoing rehabilitation
Day 11 – Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn
Proceed to an informative cruise up the Keurbooms River and continue to the lagoon side town of Knysna – the gem of the Garden Route. Enjoy time at leisure at the Knysna Waterfront Complex before travelling to Oudtshoorn and visit a working ostrich farm for a guided tour. Overnight stay at the lodge.
Day 12 – Oudtshoorn to Cape Town
Morning tour of the Cango Caves before travelling to Cape Town and checking in at your hotel for three nights. The Cango Caves is one of the natural wonders of the world and has become a major draw-card to the Karoo area.
Day 13 – Cape Town
Full day Cape Point and Peninsula Tour, passing beaches and picturesque coastal villages to the towering headland known as Cape Point.
Day 14 – Cape Town
Drive a couple of hours out of Cape Town to the Cape Winelands, passing superb mountain ranges, vineyards, and Cape Dutch homesteads. The winelands boasts some of the most majestic scenery in South Africa, a beautiful landscape of wine hills and mountains.
Day 15 – Cape Town
After a morning city tour of Cape Town, enjoy some free time before transferring back to the airport for your onward journey.