SOUTH AFRICAN CLASSIC (11 Days / 10 Nights)
TOUR CODE: 11SAC (South)
DIRECTION: Johannesburg/Pretoria to Cape Town
SCHEDULE: Daily AT 08:00 (min 2 people)
DRAKENSBERG ESCARPMENT * BLYDE RIVER CANYON * THREE RONDAWELS
BOURKE’S LUCK POTHOLES * GOD’S WINDOW * PILGRIM’S REST * GRASKOP * SABIE
HAZYVIEW * KRUGER PARK * SWAZILAND * ZULULAND * ZULU CULTURE * DURBAN
PORT ELIZABETH * GARDEN ROUTE * KNYSNA LAGOON
OUDTSHOORN * CANGO CAVES * OSTRICH FARM * MOSSEL BAY * CAPE TOWN
· Accommodation with en-suite facilities on twn/dbl sharing basis
· Mealplan: 10 x Breakfasts; 1 x Lunch and 8 x Dinners
· Transportation in air-conditioned vehicles
· Service of professional tourist guide
· All sightseeing and entrance fees specified
- Items of a personal nature e.g. beverages, phone calls, laundry etc.
- Travel insurance.
- All Airfare.
- All travel related documents i.e. passports & visas.
- All medical requirements i.e. anti-malaria medication etc.
(Please enquire should you require more information on any of the above)
Day 1, Johannesburg to Hazyview
Depart after breakfast for a full day of sightseeing as we travel along the Drakensberg escarpment. The scenic Panorama route takes us to the Blyde River Canyon, Three Rondawels, God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the nostalgic village of Pilgrim’s Rest. We continue on our decent down the mountain into the Lowveld, a sub-tropical paradise of fruit. Indulge in nature’s beauty at the misty Lone Creek waterfall before we continue to our hotel near Hazyview.
Dinner, Overnight and Breakfast at The Numbi Hotel – Hazyview
Day 2, Hazyview to Kruger Park
Early morning at sunrise we make our way into the world famous Kruger Park for a full day game drive in search of the wildlife wonders Africa offers her visitors in this unspoiled land where big game still roam freely. We might even spot the Big Five (Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo and Leopard). At sunset we arrive at our rest camp for dinner and overnight. Option for an open vehicle night game drive.
Dinner, Overnight and Breakfast at Rest camp - Kruger Park
Day 3, Kruger Park
Depart at sunrise for another full day filled with the search for big game. Breakfast packs on board. Return to rest camp late afternoon for dinner and overnight. Option for an open vehicle night game drive.
Dinner, Overnight and Breakfast at Rest camp – Kruger Park
Day 4, Kruger Park to Swaziland
Depart the Kruger Park and continue to the Kingdom of Swaziland. Visit the Ngwenya Glass Factory and open market near Mbabane.
Dinner, Overnight and Breakfast at Foresters Arms Hotel – Swaziland
Day 5, Swaziland to St Lucia
Depart after breakfast and visit the Swazi Candle Factory before continuing south towards Kwa-Zulu Natal. After the border formalities we continue to St Lucia – a world heritage site.
Dinner, Overnight and Breakfast at Amazulu Lodge, St Lucia
Day 6, St Lucia to Durban
After breakfast we travel to a famous traditional Zulu Village for cultural experience and dances and learn more about the lifestyle of this proud nation. Lunch (included) is served here as well. From here continue along the sugarcane fields of the North Coast to Durban.
Overnight and Breakfast at Citylodge – Durban
Day 7, Durban to Port Elizabeth
Morning at leisure to explore this city, (optional excursions available), before your transfer to the airport for flight to Port Elizabeth (not included). Arrival transfer to your hotel.
Overnight and Breakfast at The Kelway – Port Elizabeth
Day 8, Port Elizabeth to Knysna
After a short orientation tour of this city influenced by the 1820 British Settlers, we continue along this spectacular coast known as the garden route along Storms River, Plettenberg Bay, to beautiful Knysna.
Dinner, Overnight and Breakfast at Knysna River Club – Knysna
After breakfast we embark on a cruise on the Knysna Lagoon. Remainder of the day at leisure to explore the surrounds with your guide.
Dinner, Overnight and Breakfast at Knysna River Club - Knysna
Day 10, Knysna to Oudsthoorn
We continue via the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, known as the feather capital of the world. Visit the famous Cango Caves as well as an Ostrich Show Farm for guided tours.
Dinner, Overnight and Breakfast at La Plume Guest House - Oudtshoorn
Day 11, Oudtshoorn to Cape Town
Depart after breakfast and continue to Mosselbay where we visit the Maritime Museum and old Post Office Tree. From here we continue to Swellendam and on to Cape Town to arrive late afternoon where the tour ends.