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Experience a kaleidoscope of scenic beauty, wildlife viewing and local culture during this extraordinary discovery of South Africa.
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15 nights accommodation, meals as per itinerary, transportation and sightseeing as per itinerary with a local English speaking guide, park fees and scheduled flight from Durban to Port Elizabeth.
Selected Sundays, 1 Nov 16 - 31 Oct 17
Journey through the kaleidoscope of South Africa on this locally escorted small group trip. Enjoy remarkable wildlife viewing in the world-famous Kruger National Park, the rich cultural heritage of Swaziland and Zululand, the vibrant coastal cities of Durban and Port Elizabeth, the splendour of the Garden Route and Cape Winelands and finish with a leisurely stay in Africa’s most beautiful city, Cape Town.
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Spend time discovering the beautiful city of Cape Town and all it has to offer with your choice of activities.
You'll enjoy game drives through Kruger National Park, searching for the Big Five, viewing birdlife and wildlife.
Travel through the Cape Winelands and along the glorious Garden Route, visiting villages and beachside towns.
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On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Depart Johannesburg for your journey by road to Hazyview in Mpumalanga Province. En-route visit the scenic Blyde River Canyon, one of the largest canyons on earth, the Three Rondavals, and be amazed at the spectacular view of Kruger National Park and the lowveld from God’s Window at the edge of the escarpment. (B)
This morning, enjoy an early game drive in the world-famous Kruger National Park. Search for the Big Five and enjoy prolific birdlife and wildlife viewing. The afternoon is at your leisure or you have the option to enjoy an open vehicle game drive which is available at an extra cost. This evening, you may choose to spend the night at a private game lodge in the Sabi Sand Conservancy where you will encounter award winning luxury and warm African hospitality at Sabi Sabi Game Reserve. This upgrade option is available at an extra cost. (B)
Head out again early this morning for a game drive in Kruger National Park, this time in an open game vehicle. In the afternoon depart for a visit to a children’s care centre in the Hazyview area. Optional late afternoon open vehicle game drives are available at an extra cost. (B)
Travel through the beautiful countryside of the Kingdom of Swaziland. Visit a glass factory en-route where each item is handmade from 100% recycled glass. Explore the factory and witness the local craftsmen at work. This afternoon you may choose to visit a Swazi candle factory. (B)
Head back to South Africa. Enjoy an afternoon open vehicle game drive while travelling to the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi region where you will spend the night. (B)
Travel to a traditional Zulu village for lunch and a show displaying the local Zulu culture before continuing on to Durban for your overnight stay. (B)(L)
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Port Elizabeth. (B)
Today, start your journey along the famous Garden Route by travelling to Knysna. Along the way, visit Tsitsikamma National Park and Storm’s River Mouth. Upon arrival in Knysna, the rest of the day is at your leisure to discover the shops and restaurants along the lagoon foreshore. (B)(D)
After a leisurely start, enjoy a lagoon cruise to Featherbed Nature Reserve
followed by a trailer ride to the top of Western Head. Walk back through the milkwood trees
in time for lunch. Spend another night in Knysna. (B)(L)
Travel over the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn where you will visit an ostrich farm and the Cango Caves, an extensive system of tunnels and chambers. (B)
Enjoy an early morning meerkat safari (weather permitting). Continue to Stellenbosch, stopping en route to visit a local farm school. (B)
This morning there will be an opportunity for sampling
some of Stellenbosch’s famous wines before travelling to Cape Town. Your guide will finish
their journey with you upon arrival. The remainder of the day will be at your leisure. (B)
You will have two days at leisure to enjoy everything Cape Town has to offer. You may choose to visit Table Mountain and ascend the summit in a cable car, visit Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 18 of his 27 years in prison, head to Cape Peninsula or spend time down along the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront amongst the hustle and bustle of shops, restaurants and bars (sightseeing in Cape Town at own expense). (B)
See Day 14 for more information on today's itinerary. (B)
Today you will be transferred to the airport, harbour or railway station for your onward arrangements. (B)
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