The Grand South African Adventure

Cape Town - Johannesburg (or reverse)
Duration: 15 Days
Departs: Waterfront Hotels in Cape Town
Returns: Return to your hotel by lunchtime and private transfer to OR Tambo International Airport.

A 15 day luxury tour incorporating all the major sights in South Africa, from Cape Town to Johannesburg along the Garden Route, and up through the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal. The first three days of the tour are spent exploring the beautiful Cape before continuing on up the Route 62 to Oudtshoorn where we visit the Cango Caves and enjoy some exceptional Klein Karoo hospitality.

From Oudtshoorn we head for the coast, to Knysna with its magnificent scenery and delicious oysters. On up the Garden Route we continue, through Nature's Valley and the Tsitsikamma National Park before arriving in Port Elizabeth where we spend the night in a beachfront hotel. After a leisurely night and morning in Port Elizabeth we fly to Durban where we spend a day relaxing and exploring what Durban has to offer, before continuing our journey through KwaZulu-Natal up to the iSimangaliso Wetland Park in St. Lucia where we explore the town and enjoy a river cruise viewing abundant bird life, hippos and crocodiles before travelling to our private game reserve where we spent the evening enjoying a delicious dinner and chatting about the highlights of the day.

On day 11 we leave KwaZulu Natal behind and travel into Swaziland along the Lebombo Mountains before re-entering South Africa for a safari adventure into the Kruger National Park and an exploration of the breath-taking Panorama Route before we finally start our journey to Johannesburg.

The final day of our tour includes a visit to SoWeTo where we gain a glimpse into this bustling neighbourhood and the personalities that have lived here over the years.

Daily Planner
DAY 1: CAPE TOWN

Met on arrival at Cape Town International Airport by professional guide and private transfer to the hotel at The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Afternoon at leisure for shopping at the Waterfront.

Meals Breakfast
Accommodation

The Table Bay Hotel or similar

DAY 2: TABLE MOUNTAIN - MALAY QUARTER - CASTLE OF GOOD HOPE - DIAMOND WORKS

Today's touring starts with a visit up Table Mountain where the various flora and fauna will be explained. The cableway ticket is not included as the mountain visit is weather permitting. Continue with a City Tour incorporating the Malay Quarter, time permitting a walk through the Castle of Good Hope and a photographic opportunity of Table Mountain from Table Bay. En route back to the hotel, visit the Cape Town Diamond Works. Afternoon at leisure.

Meals Breakfast
Accommodation

The Table Bay Hotel or similar

DAY 3: CAPE PENINSULA - CHAPMANS PEAK - CAPE POINT - SIMONSTOWN - WINELANDS

Full Day Cape Highlights tour (English Only), travelling via Camps Bay, Hout Bay, and Chapman's Peak to the Cape of Good Hope Reserve. After enjoying stunning views from the highest point, continue towards Simonstown and Muizenberg. After lunch (not included), sample some South African wines at a local wine estate. Travel through the University town of Stellenbosch before returning to the hotel in the early evening. Please note: the drive along Chapman's Peak is subject to the road being open.

Meals Breakfast
Accommodation

The Table Bay Hotel or similar

DAY 4: CAPE TOWN - MONTAGU - BARRYDALE - ROUTE 62

Depart Cape Town via Du Toit's Kloof Pass to Worcester and traverse the famous Route 62 passing through Montagu to the town of Robertson. Visit the towns of Barrydale and Calitzdorp where the

true diversity of landscapes is highlighted through the ever-changing semi-desert areas to your luxurious hotel in Oudtshoorn. The remainder of the afternoon is spent visiting the Cango Caves for a fully guided tour. After returning to the hotel, enjoy a hearty dinner served in the elegant dining room, famous for its ostrich fare and fine wines.

Meals Dinner, Breakfast
Accommodation

Rosenhof Country House or similar

DAY 5: OSTRICH FARM - OUTENIQUA PASS - GEORGE - KNYSNA

After breakfast, visit a local ostrich farm. Time permitting; an optional extra tour of the Crocodile and Cheetah Park is available. Leaving Oudtshoorn, continue over the Outeniqua Pass to George. Enjoy a scenic drive via Dolphin Point to Wilderness and Knysna. Enter the "Oyster Capital"and enjoy the spectacular views of from your hotel. Enjoy a superb dinner served in the dining room.

Meals Dinner, Breakfast
Accommodation

Pezula Hotel and Spa or similar

DAY 6: OCEAN SAFARI - KNYSNA

After breakfast, depart on a fascinating ocean safari adventure where various whales, dolphins, penguins and seals can be seen in their natural habitat (weather and sea conditions permitting). Between noon and early afternoon, relax and enjoy a meal option of your choice (not included). After lunch, enjoy a hard earned lazy afternoon at the hotel, around the pool or soaking up the sun on the spectacular beach. For those interested in Knysna, your driver/guide will perform an afternoon excursion into town where you can stroll along the Knysna waterfront and observe the famous heads from the top of the Eastern Knysna Head. Here, spectacular panoramic views of the lagoon may also be enjoyed. In the early evening, freshen up for an elegantly presented and sumptuous dinner at the waterfront.

Meals Dinner, Breakfast
Accommodation

Pezula Hotel and Spa or similar

DAY 7: KNYSNA - TSITSIKAMMA FOREST - STORMS RIVER - GARDEN ROUTE - PORT ELIZABETH

Departing Knysna, travel to Nature's Valley and enjoy a short stroll on the beach. Attractions to be visited through the Tsitsikamma Forest area include the Big Tree and Storms River mouth where we will take a meal stop (not included). Spectacular scenery awaits were photographic opportunities abound. Depart the Garden Route via the high forests of the Tsitsikamma Mountains to Port Elizabeth. The day's adventure concludes at your beachfront hotel.

Meals Breakfast
Accommodation

Protea Hotel Marine (Loft Wing) or similar

DAY 8: PORT ELIZABETH - DURBAN

Morning at leisure. Private transfer to Port Elizabeth Airport for flight to Durban (not included). You will be met on arrival and transferred to your resort hotel near Ballito on Durban's North coast.

Meals Breakfast
Accommodation

Zimbali Lodge or similar

DAY 9: LEISURE

Enjoy a full day at leisure. This jewel in the crown of KwaZulu-Natal's pristine coastline offers its guests the opportunity to relax or explore. The hotel itself is sheer luxury and provides a ample opportunity for relaxation. For the ultimate in self-indulgence, treat yourself to a day soaking up the sun and enjoying the beaches of the warm Indian Ocean.

Meals Breakfast
Accommodation

Zimbali Lodge or similar

DAY 10: DURBAN - ST LUCIA - SAFARI

Morning departure traveling north through KwaZulu Natal towards St. Lucia, visit iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a World Heritage Site (previously known as The Greater St. Lucia Wetlands Park). Enjoy a river cruise on the estuary and view prolific wetlands bird life, fish eagles, hippo and crocodiles. Proceed to an exclusive private game lodge. After high tea, set out on an afternoon game drive in an open safari vehicle with an experienced game ranger and tracker. Enjoy a truly African cultural experience and bush dinner (weather permitting) before retiring to your luxurious villa.

Meals Dinner, Breakfast
Accommodation

Thanda Private Reserve or similar

DAY 11: SAFARI - SWAZILAND

Morning game drive in an open safari vehicle. After brunch, depart the lodge and continue to the Kingdom of Swaziland. Travel through beautiful mountainous scenery, visiting a typical Road side Crafts and Curio Market and the Swazi candle factory en route. Late afternoon arrival at your luxury hotel, situated in the Ezulwini Valley. Fine dining and a relaxing evening awaits you.

Meals Dinner, Breakfast
Accommodation

Royal Swazi Spa or similar

DAY 12: SWAZILAND - KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, visit the Ngwenya Glass Factory. Travel along the Lebombo Mountains in Swaziland before re-entering South Africa for your safari in the Kruger National Park. Enter the park and seek the Big 5, amongst other unique African wildlife. Arrive at your private game lodge in time for high tea. Late afternoon game drive in an open safari vehicle with an experienced ranger and tracker. Enjoy a safari style bush dinner under the stars (weather permitting).

Meals Dinner, Breakfast
Accommodation

Shishangeni Private Game Lodge or similar

DAY 13: SAFARI - PANORAMA ROUTE - PILGRIMS REST - SABIE

After a morning game drive and breakfast, depart the lodge for a drive through the park. Visit the Lone Creek Waterfalls before arriving at your elegant country hideway , where you will enjoy a delectable dinner.

Meals Dinner, Breakfast
Accommodation

Melrose Arch Hotel or similar

DAY 14: SABIE - LYDENBURG - DULLSTROOM - JOHANNESBURG

After breakfast, explore the scenic Panorama Route featuring God's Window, Bourke's Luck Potholes and the Blyde River Canyon before you journey to Johannesburg. Travel via Lydenburg, Dullstroom and Witbank. Our tour ends with a drop off at your hotel in one of he Johannesburg's affluent Nothern suburbs.

Meals Breakfast
DAY 15: SOWETO

Enjoy a morning tour of Soweto (English Only) including a fascinating glimpse of bustling neighborhood life, two Nobel Prizewinner previous residences, the Hector Peterson Memorial and Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital. Return to your hotel by lunchtime and private transfer to OR Tambo International Airport.

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Highlights
  • Soweto Tour
  • Kingdom of Swaziland
  • Chapmans Peak
  • River Cruise on the Estuary
  • Cango Caves
  • Warm Indian Ocean
  • Lebombo Mountains
  • DuToits Kloof Pass
  • V&A Waterfront
  • Natures Valley
  • Cape Town Diamond Works
  • Mountainous scenery
  • Cape of Good Hope Reserve
  • Ngwenya Glass Factory
  • Oyster Capital of South Africa
  • Ocean Safari
  • Panorama Route
  • Castle of Good Hope
  • Malay Quarter
  • Tsitsikamma Mountains
  • Swazi Candle Factory
  • Lone Creek Waterfalls
  • Crocodile and Cheetah Park
  • Safari style Bush Dinner
  • Table Mountain and the Cable Car
  • iSimangaliso Wetland Park
  • Ezulwini Valley
  • Wine Tasting in Stellenbosch
  • Dolphin Point
  • Route 62
Inclusions
Includes Transportation, Accommodation, Game Drives, Entrance into attractions

Excludes Flight from Port Elizabeth to Durban