Grand Tour Of South Africa

Grand Tour Of South Africa

$2450 per person

From the panoramic scenery of mountains and oceans to the thrill of game viewing, not only at the world-renowned Kruger National Park but also in the reserves of KwaZulu, this is a trip that brings you the best of South Africa. Enjoy glorious vistas, take a trip into the tiny Royal Kingdom of Swaziland and finish up in Cape Town the “Mother City”.

From the panoramic scenery of mountains and oceans to the thrill of game viewing, not only at the world-renowned Kruger National Park but also in the reserves of KwaZulu, this is a trip that brings you the best of South Africa. Enjoy glorious vistas, take a trip into the tiny Royal Kingdom of Swaziland and finish up in Cape Town the “Mother City”.

 

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Starts in Johannesburg
  • Departure Time
    Weekly Monday Departures (min. 2 - max. 16 participants)
  • Dress Code
    Casual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat, light jacket.
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Day 1 Johannesburg
Arrive Johannesburg. Meet and greet service at the airport and private transfer to your hotel. Accommodation: Quartermain Hotel
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Day 2 Johannesburg – Hazyview
Departing Johannesburg we travel the magnificent Panorama Route with stops to see Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Pot Holes, God’s Window and Mac Mac Falls (time/weather permitting). Perry’s Bridge Hollow or similar (2 nights) Accommodation: Perry’s Bridge Hollow Included Meals: D
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Day 3 Kruger National Park
Early morning game drive in an open vehicle in the Kruger National Park, famous for its huge amounts of game. An optional evening safari is available. Included Meals: BD
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Day 4 Swaziland
We travel to the tiny Kingdom of Swaziland and learn about traditional Swazi culture. After lunch (included) we visit Ngwenya Glass Works before touring a craft market. Royal Swazi Sun or similar Accommodation: Royal Swazi Sun Included Meals: BL
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Days 5 KwaZulu Natal
Morning visit to the Swazi Candle Factory, then travel to Mkuzi in KwaZulu Natal. Enjoy a scenic drive up the Ubombo Mountains for a spectacular sunset and a visit to a Zulu homestead. Next morning relax or take an optional safari before we go on a game drive in the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve. Ghost Mountain Inn or similar (2 nights) Accommodation: Ghost Mountain Inn Included Meals: BD
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Days 6 KwaZulu Natal
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Day 7 St. Lucia – Durban
Today we visit St Lucia and the iSimangaliso Wetland Park – a World Heritage Site, for a cruise on the Estuary to view crocodiles, hippo and its many birds. Then continue on to Durban. Protea Hotel Edward or similar Accommodation: Protea Hotel Edward Included Meals: B
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Day 8 Durban – Port Elizabeth
A guided Durban City tour before our flight to Port Elizabeth (additional cost). Radisson Blu or similar Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront, Cape Town Included Meals: B
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Days 9 Garden Route - Tsitsikamma – Plettenberg Bay
A drive along the famous coastal Garden Route with stops at beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park and a walk on the suspension bridge across the Storms River. Arrive at Plettenberg Bay and the next day visit the Knysna Elephant Park and the Birds of Eden, the worlds’ largest free-flight bird aviary. Take an optional Whale and Dolphin boat trip (time permitting). Hog Hollow or similar (2 nights) Accommodation: Hog Hollow Country Lodge Included Meals: BD
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Days 10 Garden Route - Tsitsikamma – Plettenberg Bay
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Day 11 Knysna - Oudtshoorn
A cruise to the Knysna Heads (weather permitting) before our drive to Oudtshoorn – the ‘ostrich feather capital’ and a visit to a working ostrich farm. De Opstal Country Lodge or similar Accommodation: De Opstal Country Lodge Included Meals: BD
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Day 12 Oudtshoorn – Cape Town
We tour the vast Cango Caves then travel to Cape Town with a stop for lunch in Barrydale. Pepper Club Luxury Hotel and Spa or similar (3 nights) Accommodation: Pepper Club Luxury Hotel and Spa Included Meals: B
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Days 13 Cape Town
Full day excursions include Cape Point and Peninsula Tours. Enjoy breathtaking views and picturesque coastal villages as you travel to the Cape of Good Hope. Also a Cape Winelands Tour visiting vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads. Included Meals: B
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Days 14 Cape Town
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Day 15 Depart Cape Town
A guided tour of the Cape Town city before departing for the airport. Included Meals: B
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InclusionsNot Included
Meet and greet on arrivalInternational airfares and departure taxes
All airport transfers throughoutPre-night accommodation in Johannesburg
Accommodation as described (or similar), with en-suite facilitiesMeals not indicated
Ground transportationGratuities
Sightseeing as indicated inclusive of entrance feesItems of a personal nature
Meals as described by BLDOptional tours
Local taxes and service chargesEntry visa fees (if applicable)
Services of professional English speaking guidesTravel insurance