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Highlights Of South Africa – Johannesburg To Cape Town

Day 1 – Sunday | Johannesburg

On arrival at Johannesburg International Airport, after clearing customs and immigration, you will be met and assisted from the Airport Terminal Building to the shuttle transfer service to your overnight hotel. You are at leisure until 19h00 when you gather at the hotel reception for a briefing on the tour and a chance to meet up with your fellow travellers.

  • Overnight at Protea Hotel O.R.tambo (or similar)

Day 2 – Monday | Hazyview

This morning you leave for Mpumalanga, descending several hundred feet into the lush subtropical region of the Lowveld. Travel along the circular Panorama Route via Graskop, visiting lookout point at the Blyde River Canyon, one of the natural wonders of Africa; God’s Window, with a boundless view of mountains and fertile plains and finally Bourke’s Luck Potholes before heading to your accommodation in Hazyview.

  • Includes: Breakfast
  • Distance travelled today: 500kms
  • Overnight at Hippo Hollow Country Estate (or similar)

Day 3 – Tuesday | Kruger National Park

A bright and early start to the day in order to enjoy the wonders of exploring the Kruger National Park in your closed vehicle. Spend the morning in the Kruger National Park – an internationally renowned game reserve of nearly 2 million hectares that supports a large variety of wildlife species. Keep a sharp lookout and hope to spot the Big Five before returning to your hotel around midday. The rest of the day is at leisure.

  • Includes: Picnic Breakfast
  • Distance travelled today: 200kms
  • Overnight at Hippo Hollow Country Estate (or similar)

Day 4 – Wednesday | Hazyview/Swaziland

This morning after breakfast, depart on your journey to Swaziland. Proceed south through to Malalane and then onto Swaziland. In the afternoon you will visit a Chief‟s village and have the fantastic opportunity to learn about of traditional Swazi culture.

  • Includes: Breakfast
  • Distance travelled today: 261kms
  • Overnight at Lugogo Sun (or similar)

Day 5 – Thursday | St. Lucia and surrounds

This morning you journey through Swaziland into Zululand stopping en route to bargain for curios and souvenirs at the roadside markets. Your 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.

In the afternoon arrive int the Umfolozi region for over your overnight stay.

  • Includes: Breakfast
  • Distance travelled today: 435kms
  • Overnight at Protea Hotel Umfolozi (or similar)

Day 6 – Friday | St Lucia & surrounds/Durban

You may have a relaxing morning or take an optional morning boat cruise (own account) before heading off later in the morning towards Durban. An orientation tour introduces you to this multicultural, vibrant seaside city before arriving at your hotel late afternoon.

  • Includes: Breakfast
  • Distance travelled today: 290kms
  • Overnight at Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge (or similar)

Day 7 – Saturday | Durban/Drakensberg

Durban’s golden mile buzzes with energy as surfers, joggers and cyclists take to this seaside playground. Perhaps this morning enjoy a leisurely stroll along the beachfront promenade before travelling out into the majestic Southern Drakensberg Mountains to visit to the 300 feet Howick Falls. Continue on the Southern Midlands Meander Route, arriving at your hotel mid afternoon. The rest of the day is at leisure to soak up the surroundings, or go fishing, hiking and even horse riding in clean mountain air.

  • Includes: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Distance travelled today: 255kms
  • Overnight at Drakensberg Gardens Hotel (or similar)

Day 8 – Sunday | Drakensberg

Today is a full day at leisure to enjoy the surroundings of the magnificent Southern Drakensberg Mountains and the amenities of the hotel.

The 4×4 Adventure Tour up the Sani Pass and into Lesotho is available as an option. NB: Passport & warm jacket required.

  • Includes: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Overnight at Drakensberg Gardens Hotel (or similar)

Day 9 – Monday | Eastern Cape Coast

Depart in the morning, driving south to the Eastern Cape, entering the fourth of the South African provinces, the birthplace of Nelson Mandela. En route you see the old traditional way of life in the homeland area known as the Transkei. A stop for lunch outside the capital of Umtata. Continue on via Nelson Mandela’s birthplace and house.

Arrive in the late afternoon at your overnight accommodation in Chinsta East, on the beautiful, unspoilt Eastern Cape Coast.

  • Includes: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Overnight at Crawfords Beach Lodge (or similar)

Day 10 – Tuesday | Port Elizabeth

The morning is at leisure to relax and enjoy the beach that stretches for many kms bordered by thick indigenous beach forest – a haven to a wide variety of birdlife.

Set off in the afternoon, heading south to Port Elizabeth.

  • Includes: Breakfast
  • Distance travelled today: 340kms
  • Overnight at The Paxton Hotel (or similar)

Day 11 – Wednesday | Knysna

Today your journey takes you along the Garden Route towards the Cape. A stop in the Tsitsikamma Forest provides scenic walking opportunities – the short walk to the Storms River Mouth offers some magnificent views of the gorge and river below.

Arrive in Knysna in the late afternoon where you spend the next two nights. The rest of the day is at leisure.

  • Includes: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Distance travelled today: 300kms
  • Overnight at Knysna Hollow Country Estate (or similar)

Day 12 – Thursday | Oudtshoorn

After breakfast travel inland over the spectacular Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, known as the ‘feather capital of the world’ because of its ostrich industry. Visit a working ostrich farm then explore the famous Cango Caves with their magnificent dripstone formations of stalactites and stalagmites before returning to Knysna.

  • Includes: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Distance travelled today: 315kms
  • Overnight at Knysna Hollow Country Estate (or similar)

Day 13 – Friday | Cape Town

Your journey continues to Cape Town, with a stop in Mossel Bay to visit the famous Post Office Tree, the Bartholomeus Diaz Museum and Shell Museum. A scenic drive takes you via Swellendam, Worcester and through the Huguenot Tunnel before arriving in Cape Town in the late afternoon. The rest of the day is at leisure.

  • Includes: Breakfast
  • Distance travelled today: 540kms
  • Overnight at Protea Hotel Sea Point (or similar)

Day 14 – Saturday | Cape Town

Enjoy a day of leisure in the ‘Mother City’. There is a wide variety of activities and excursions available which may be pre-booked such full day Winelands or Peninsula tour. A visit to the vibrant V&A Waterfront is a must.

  • Includes: Breakfast
  • Overnight at Protea Hotel Sea Point (or similar)

Day 15 – Sunday | Cape Town/Depart

This morning after breakfast, check out of the hotel by 11h00. The remainder of the day will be at leisure until you make your own transfer to Cape Town International airport.

  • Includes: Breakfast

HIGLIGHTS OF SOUTH AFRICA – 15 days

LAND ONLY in Canadian Dollars

VALIDITY  - 2015 per person sharing single supplement
JAN 01 – APR 30
SEP 01 – DEC 31
2165.00 590.00
MAY 01 – AUG 31 2040.00 565.00

Add on these exhilarating optional extras (these should be pre-booked and cost will be given on booking)

  • A full day open vehicle safaris in the Kruger National Park.
  • An afternoon open vehicle safari in the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park.
  • Game viewing boat cruise in St Lucia.
  • 4×4 Adventure tour up Sani Pass and into Lesotho (Passport required).
  • Full day tour to the Cape Winelands or a scenic full day Cape Peninsula Tour.

HIGHLIGHTS OF SOUTH AFRICA

2015 DEPARTURE DATES

January 18 May 17 September 06/20
February 01/15 June14 October 11/25
March 08/22 July 12 November 22
April 05/18 August 16 December 06

N.B.

  • Accommodation check-in on Day 1 is available from 14h00.
  • Shuttle service on Day 1 ends at 22h45. If you are arriving on a late evening flight please inform us in order to make alternative transfer arrangements.
  • On Day 15, guests are at their leisure and are required to make transfer arrangements for their onward journey

 

Please note: Prices and dates are subject to change at any time. Please call (647) 231-0067 or email us (info@africaonsafari.com) for current pricing.