14 days / 13 nights

Grand Tour of South Africa

Inclusions

meals
accomodation
activities
transfer
sightseeing

Themes

Adventure
Family
Summer

Snapshot

Magnificent Panorama Route and safari experience Swaziland & Zululand - multicultural experience Hluhluwe Safari and iSimangaliso Wetlands Park Picturesque Garden Route and Route 62 Cape Town City, Cape Point & Peninsula and Winelands tours

Inclusions

Assistance on Arrival 13 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 7 dinners Hotel Accommodation on twin / double sharing basis. All tours / activities / shows as per the itinerary All entrance tickets as per itinerary All Pick up drops / transfers mentioned in the itinerary Transport in A/C car / Bus as mentioned Meals as per the itinerary / included in the itinerary

Exclusions

Air Tickets (International / Domestic) Visa and Insurance Hotel Taxes Suggested optional activities/ tours if any. Any meals / snacks other than mentioned in the itinerary Camera Fee and any other entertainment charges Tips of any kind – Guides, Driver, Cruise Crew, etc. Portages at airport Personal Expenses such as Laundry, Telephone etc Beverages of any kind

Itinerary

Day 1
Johannesburg to Hazyview via Panorama Route
Johannesburg Morning collection from your Johannesburg based hotel, before travelling north via the magnificent Panorama Route. Panorama Route From many well positioned vantage points, take in the view of the 33 km long gorge, which starts at Bourkes Luck Potholes and ends at the Three Rondavels. Stop at Gods Window (time and weather permitting). Hazyview Late afternoon arrival at your hotel for check in and freshen up before dinner.
Day 2
Full Day Safari Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park Embark on an early morning open vehicle safari game drive through the world-renowned Kruger National Park. Optional: discuss the availability of an additional afternoon game drive your guide.
Day 3
Hazyview to Swaziland
Hazyview Travel through Mpumulanga to the Royal Kingdom of Swaziland. Mbabane Once in Mbabane, enjoy a showcase of the Swazi culture followed by a traditional lunch at the Matsamo Cultural Village. Continue to the Ngwenya Glass Works to see master craftsmen create beautiful sculptures and artwork from molten glass.
Day 4
Swaziland to Zululand
Mbabane After a morning visit to the Swazi Candle Factory, continue to KwaZulu Natal via Big Bend. Mkuze After check-in, embark on an afternoon scenic drive up the Lebombo Mountains, combined with a visit to a local and authentic Zulu homestead for a glimpse into Zulu life in todays world.
Day 5
Mkhuze and Hluhluwe
Mkhuze Enjoy the morning at leisure, embarking on activities on offer from the hotel. Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve After lunch (to own account), transfer to the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve for an afternoon of game viewing. Mkhuze Return to the hotel in the late afternoon to freshen up before dinner.
Day 6
Mkhuze to Durban via iSimangaliso Wetland Park
Mkhuze Journey along the Elephant Coast of KwaZulu Natal to St Lucia, located at the southern extremity of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, and embark on an estuarine boat trip. Durban Continue to Durban for an afternoon arrival at your hotel.
Day 7
Durban and Port Elizabeth
Durban Depending on the departure time of your flight, embark on a morning city tour of Durban - a cosmopolitan city where east meets west. Thereafter depart on your flight to Port Elizabeth. Port Elizabeth Transfer to your Port Elizabeth hotel spending the remainder of the day at leisure.
Day 8
Port Elizabeth to Plettenberg Bay
Port Elizabeth Travel via the coastline to the beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park - Garden of the Garden Route. Enjoy a walk along the suspension bridge across the Storms River mouth gorge offering incredible views. Plettenberg Bay Continue to Plettenberg Bay for dinner and overnight.
Day 9
Plettenberg Bay area
Plettenberg Bay After breakfast visit Birds of Eden, the largest free-flight bird aviary in the world. Proceed to Hog Hollow Horse Trails for a horse-drawn carriage and wine tasting experience followed by lunch (to own account). Return to the lodge for the remainder of the afternoon at leisure before dinner. Optional: discuss the availability of additional activities on offer in the area with your guide.
Day 10
Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn via Knysna
Plettenberg Bay After breakfast and check-out formalities, proceed on a cruise up the Keurbooms River. Knysna Continue to Knysna and enjoy some leisure time at the Knysna Waterfront before travelling to Oudtshoorn, the feather capital of the world. Oudtshoorn Visit a working ostrich farm for a guided tour. Check into your accommodation in the late afternoon before enjoying dinner.
Day 11
Oudtshoorn to Cape Town via Route 62
Oudtshoorn Enjoy a morning tour of the Cango Caves, one of the natural wonders of the world, before departing Oudtshoorn. Route 62 Travel via the Route 62 meandering through the countryside to Barrydale. Cape Town After lunch (to own account) continue onward to Cape Town.
Day 12
Cape Town and Peninsula tour
Cape Town Travel along the Atlantic Seaboard via Sea Point, Clifton and Camps Bay to Hout Bay. Continue via Chapmans Peak to Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Then onward to the historic Simons Town, a village with charming architecture, a naval base and a large penguin colony at the beautiful Boulders Beach. End the day with a visit to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
Day 13
Cape Winelands Tour
Cape Town Wind your way to the heart of the Cape Winelands through superb mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads. Savour the beauty and wine of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl.
Day 14
Cape Town City Tour and Departure
Cape Town Embark on a morning city tour showcasing Cape Town from its historical beginnings to the upbeat city it is today. The tour end with a visit to Table Mountain (weather permitting; cable car fee not included). Return to the hotel to enjoy the remainder of your evening at leisure.

Accomodations

3 STAR
Royal Swazi Spa standard room or similar or similar
4 STAR
Ghost Mountain Inn standard room or similar, Perrys Bridge Hollow standard room or similar, Southern Sun Waterfront standard room or similar, Surval Boutique Olive Estate or similar, The Benjamin Boutique Hotel standard room or similar or similar
5 STAR
Hunters Country House standard room or similar, Radisson Blu Port Elizabeth standard room or similar or similar

Policies

  • Above rates are subject to availability.
  • Cancellation charges as per company policy.
  • The above rates are subject to change in case of travel during the festive season
  • In case we are not able to provide the same hotels as mentioned, then we shall provide similar alternate properties, change in the cost if any will be advised.
  • In case of Political Unrest, bad weather or sudden breakdown of the vessel we may shift guest to alternative govt ferry and no refund will be entertained during that situation.
  • Our Executive may change your itinerary depending on the weather condition and ferry availability same will be update to you daily basis.

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