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14 Days Highlights of South Africa Safari

$4,295.00

Experience the highlights  of South Africa on this 14 day tour. Your journey begins in Cape Town, the ‘Mother  City’, and continues along the Garden Route with its beautiful stretch of coastline. Spend a few days in the bustling city of Johannesburg which is in a major urban revival and transformation, before witnessing the magnificent landscapes of the Blyde River Canyon, and ending with a ‘Big Five’ game viewing experience in a private game reserve in the Greater Kruger National Park.

Day Activities Hotels and Meals
Day
1
Arrival Cape Town – Meet & Greet
Transfer to Hotel
President Hotel
Dinner
Day
2
Cape Town Tours President Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day
3
Cape Town and Peninsula Tour President Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day
4
Cape Town Winelands Tour President Hotel
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day
5
Cape Town to Oudtshoorn Surval Boutique Olive
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day
6
Oudtshoorn – Knysna – Plettenberg Bay Hunters County Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day
7
In Plettenberg Bay Hunters Country Lodge
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day
8
Plettenberg Bay – Port Elizabeth Radisson Blu
Breakfast
Day
9
Fly Port Elizabeth – Johannesburg Protea Hotel Balalaika
Breakfast, Dinner
Day
10
 Soweto and Apartheid Museum Tour Protea Hotel Balalaika
Breakfast, Dinner
Day
11
  Johannesburg – Hazyview Perry’s Bridge Hollow
Breakfast, Dinner
Day
12
  Hazyview – Moditlo Game Reserve Moditlo River Lodge
Breakfast, Dinner
Day
13
  Safari Activities in Moditlo Game Reserve Moditlo River Lodge
Breakfast, Dinner
Day
14
 Transfer to Hoespruits or Mpumalanga Airport – Depart  Breakfast

Day 1: Arrival Cape Town

On arrival into Cape Town you will be met and transferred to The President Hotel where you will spend the next four nights.

Day 2:  In Cape Town

Morning at leisure. After lunch enjoy a scheduled city tour showcasing Cape Town and the sights from its historical beginnings to the dazzling modern shopping malls of today. The tour ends with a visit to Table Mountain (weather dependent, cable car fee at own expense). (B)

Day 3:  Cape Town and Peninsula Tour

This morning you will be collected for your scheduled full day Cape Point & Peninsula Tour,  an awe-inspiring tour with breathtaking views, historic and picturesque coastal villages to the towering headland of Cape Point. (B)

Day 4: Cape Town Winelands Tour

Today you embark on your scheduled full day tour to the Cape Winelands. A delightful drive, winding to the heart of the region through superb mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads. (B)

Day 5: Drive Cape Town – Oudtshoorn

After breakfast depart Cape Town and travel via Route 62 with a lunch stop in Barrydale (at own expense), before arriving in Oudtshoorn – the ‘feather capital’ of the world. Visit a working ostrich farm for a guided tour before arriving at your hotel for dinner. Overnight at Surval Boutique Olive Estate. (BD)

Day 6: Drive Oudtshoorn – Knysna – Plettenberg Bay

After breakfast take a tour of the Cango Caves – one of the natural wonders of the world. Continue to the lagoon side town of Knysna. Proceed to The Crags near Plettenberg Bay and embark on a cruise along the Keurbooms River. Arrive at Hunter’s Country House where you will spend the next two nights. (BD)

Day 7 : Plettenberg Bay

Today visit Birds of Eden – the largest free-flight bird aviary in the world. An optional whale and dolphin boat experience is available (weather and time dependent at own expense) before returning to the lodge. (BD)

Day 8: Plettenberg Bay – Port Elizabeth

Today the journey continues along the final leg of the Garden Route to the beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park. Enjoy a walk along the suspension bridge across the Storms River Mouth Gorge. Arrive in Port Elizabeth this evening and overnight at the Radisson Blu Port Elizabeth. (B)

Day 9: Fly Port Elizabeth – Johannesburg

This morning transfer to Port Elizabeth Airport for your flight to Johannesburg (flight cost not included). On arrival you will be met and transferred to the Protea Hotel Balalaika where you will spend the next two nights. This afternoon enjoy a Johannesburg city tour. (B)

Day 10: Soweto and Apartheid Museum Tour

Today you will visit the townships of Soweto followed by an afternoon exploring the exhibits at The Apartheid Museum. Lunch today will be enjoyed at a local tavern in Soweto. Return to the hotel in the early evening. (BL)

Day 11: Johannesburg – Hazyview

Depart after breakfast and travel to Mpumalanga via the magnificent  Panorama Route. From many well-positioned  vantage points one has views of the Blyde River Canyon which starts at Bourke’s Luck Potholes and ends at the Three Rondavels. Time and weather permitting, stop at God’s Window. Late afternoon arrive at your hotel located minutes from the Kruger National Park, for check-in and dinner. Overnight at Perry’s Bridge Hollow. (BD)

Day 12: Hazyview – Moditlo Game Reserve

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Moditlo Game Reserve. Spend 2 nights at Moditlo River Lodge for an authentic African bush stay. Enjoy an afternoon game drive in open 4X4 vehicles in search of the ‘Big Five’. (BLD)

Day 13: Safaris Moditlo Game Reserve

Enjoy a  full  day  of  relaxation, combined  with  the  excitement  of  a  memorable  safari experience on the scheduled game viewing activities on offer. (BLD)

Day 14: Depart

Time permitting, embark a final morning game drive. Return to camp for breakfast and depart for Hoedspruit or Mpumalanga airports where your tour ends. (B)
NOTE: Tour price excludes Port Elizabeth/Johannesburg domestic flight. We recommend booking flights no later than 10h00 from Port Elizabeth.

Tour Price Per Person

Dates 2 People 4 People 6 People
02 Jan to 31 Apr 2018
01 Jun to 31 Aug 2018
 $4440  $3520  $3080
01 May to 30 May 2018  $4295  $3436  $3007
01 Sep to 31 Dec 2018  $4750  $3800  $3325

Rates are subject to change with notice.

Important to Know

  • This tour can’t be booked by solo travelers.
  • Rates are per person and exclude the international flight from/to your home country.
  • Rates include a fixed budget for flights during this tour. Flights may cost more, depending on travel dates. If so, your quote will reflect this.

14 Days From USD 4,295 Per Person

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION                Cape Town / Cape Town

DEPARTURE TIME
Flexible

WEAR
Comfortable athletic clothing, hat, jacket and sunscreen.

INCLUDED:

  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • Park Entrance fees where applicable
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
  • Accommodation on the day before the tour departs
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All flights during the tour
  • All Taxes/VAT

NOT INCLUDED

  • Accommodation on the last day
  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Domestic Flights
  • Tips
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Some meals (as specified in the day-by-day)

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