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Join our 14 Day fully escorted tour exploring the main areas of this wonderful country with like minded people in a small and intimate group. Stay in good quality standard accommodation and enjoy the services of a fully qualified guide throughout.


Details

Day 1

Johannesburg
On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, exploring the magnificent suburban shopping malls or take an optional Soweto Tour Accommodation: Protea Hotel Wanderers (or similar)

Day 2

Pretoria / Mpumalanga
Early breakfast before leaving Johannesburg’s and heading to Mpumalanga, dropping several hundred feet into the lush subtropical region of the Lowveld. Travel via the historic towns of Witbank, Dullstroom and Lydenburg, passing over the famous Long Tom Pass onto the small town of Sabie. This afternoon explore the living history in the form of Pilgrim’s Rest, the old mining village where gold was first discovered and head to your hotel for dinner and overnight
Accommodation: The Royal Hotel (or similar)

Day 3

Kruger National Park
After breakfast, gasp at the glory that is God’s Window, a boundless view of forested mountains and fertile plains, and visit the spectacular Blyde River Canyon, one of the natural wonders of Africa. We arrive at our overnight hotel in time for dinner.
Accommodation: Kruger - Perry’s Bridge (or similar)

Day 4

Kruger National Park
Set off before breakfast in an open safari vehicle where you will spend the whole day in the Kruger National Park in search of lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard, and all manner of wondrous wildlife, birds and plant species. Savour the magic of this enormous wilderness
Accommodation: Kruger - Perry’s Bridge (or similar)

Day 5

The Kingdom of Swaziland
Early breakfast before enjoying an enchanting drive to the tiny Kingdom of Swaziland, a former British Protection Territory, now ruled by King MsWati III. Witness a Swazi cultural experience before visiting the famous Ngwenya Glass Factory to see master craftsmen fashion collectable figures, functional art out of molten glass and lunch. Continue through the capital city, Mbabane, known for its vibrant markets packed with woven baskets, beadwork and carvings. Spend the dinner and the night in the beautiful Ezulwini Valley.
Accommodation: Lugogo Sun (or similar)

Day 6

The Kingdom of the Zulu’s
Just after breakfast visit the Swazi Candle Factory, teeming with exquisite wax artworks in every shape and colour imaginable. Then on into Zululand, passing traditional round huts and endless vistas. Arrive mid afternoon at the town of St Lucia, a World Heritage Site and home to hippo, crocodile and no less than 367 bird species.
Accommodation: Elephant Lake Hotel (or similar)
Whilst in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi, enjoy an optional afternoon open safari vehicle game drive

Day 7

Durban
This morning after breakfast enjoy a cruise on Lake St Lucia before departing for Durban. Hug the lush KwaZulu-Natal coastline en route to Durban, watching the sugar cane fields do their own version of the Mexican wave at the urging of the wind. Check into your hotel and for the remainder of the afternoon have at leisure, or take an optional afternoon Durban City Tour
Accommodation: Roya Palm (or similar)

Day 8

Port Elizabeth / Knysna
Enjoy the morning having breakfast and spending it at leisure until your collection and transfer to the airport for your mid morning flight to Port Elizabeth. There you’ll be met by a new guide who’ll, upon everyone arriving, take you through the glorious, indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest, before reaching Knysna, perhaps South Africa’s most visually stunning resort, in the heart of the famous Garden Route. Dinner and Overnight.
Accommodation: Knysna Hollow Hotel (or similar)

Day 9

Knysna
Breakfast and Cruise on the vast Knysna Lagoon and visit the Featherbed Nature Reserve. Enjoy an amazing view of the imposing sandstone ‘Heads’ which guard the sea entrance to Knysna’s huge tidal lagoon, and the forests, marshes and pristine beaches beyond. After lunch the remainder of the day at leisure, to enjoy this lovely and special town.
Accommodation: Knysna (or similar)

Day 10

Oudtshoorn
This morning after breakfast enjoy the wonderful views of the spectacular Outeniqua Pass en route to Oudtshoorn, the ‘feather capital of the world’, so named because it’s the centre of South Africa’s ostrich industry. After lunch, learn more about these hardy, enigmatic creatures during a tour of an ostrich farm. We then head underground for a fascinating tour of the Cango Caves, one of South Africa’s most incredible natural wonders.
Accommodation: Oudtshoorn Inn (or similar)

Day 11

Cape Town
After breakfast enjoy the ever-changing passing canvas as we travel to Cape Town. During the whale season we will travel via the seaside village of Hermanus in the hopes of catching a glimpse of the southern right whales, which frolic offshore (July to November only). Out of season we will return to Cape Town along ‘Route 62’, South Africa’s version of America’s ‘Route 66’.
Accommodation: Protea Hotel President (or similar)

Day 12

Cape Peninsula
Have breakfast and spendthe full day touring the ruggedly beautiful Cape Peninsula via the Atlantic seaboard. Stop at the fishing village of Hout Bay, where you can take an optional cruise to Seal Island to watch the antics of these natural performers. Then continue to the Cape Point Nature Reserve, before stopping off to see the lovable penguins at Boulders Beach. Drive through the quaint naval village of Simon’s Town on our way back to Cape Town.
Accommodation: Protea Hotel President (or similar)

Day 13

Cape Winelands
Breakfast and then journey into the beautiful and tranquil Cape Winelands, visiting both Paarl and Stellen-bosch before stopping for wine tasting at two well known estates. A visit to the Huguenot Memorial Museum and the Afrikaans Language Monument provides a historical perspective.
Accommodation: Protea Hotel President (or similar)

Day 14

Cape Town
Your last morning at the hotel where you can enjoy your breakfast before your transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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