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21 Day SA Explorer Tour

 

21 SAE (S)

21 Day / 20 Night South Africa Explorer tour southbound ex Johannesburg

 

SOUTH AFRICAN EXPLORER

(21 Days / 20 Nights)

TOUR CODE: 21SAE (South)

DIRECTION & SCHEDULE: Johannesburg – Cape Town departing DAILY at 08:00

HIGHLIGHTS

JOHANNESBURG * PRETORIA * 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 * VALLEY OF 1000 HILLS * PIETERMARITZBURG * HOWICK FALLS * NATAL MIDLANDS * DRAKENSBERG * GOLDEN GATE * BLOEMFONTEIN * KIMBERLEY * BIG HOLE * GARIEP DAM * GREAT KAROO * GRAAF REINET * VALLEY OF DESOLATION * ADDO ELEPHANT PARK * PORT ELIZABETH * GARDEN ROUTE * KNYSNA * LITTLE KAROO* OUDTSHOORN * CANGO CAVES * OSTRICH FARM * MOSSEL BAY * CAPE TOWN

 

INCLUDES

·         Accommodation with en-suite facilities on twn/dbl sharing basis

·         Mealplan: 20 x Breakfasts; 1 x Lunch and 14 x Dinners

·         Transportation in air-conditioned vehicles

·         Service of professional tourist guide

·         All sightseeing and entrance fees specified

 

EXCLUDES:

- Items of a personal nature

- Travel insurance & documents i.e. passports, visas etc.

- Airfare.

Day 1, Arrive Johannesburg
Meals: -

Arrival transfer to your hotel. Remainder of day at leisure (optional excursions available).

Overnight and Breakfast at Sunnyside Park Hotel - Sandton

 

Day 2, Johannesburg to Hazyview
Meals:   BD

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 3, Hazyview to Kruger Park
Meals: BD

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 restcamp for dinner and overnight. Option for open vehicle night game drive.

Dinner, Overnight and Breakfast at Restcamp - Kruger Park 

 

Day 4, Kruger Park
Meals: BD

Depart at sunrise for another full day filled with the search for big game.  Breakfast packs on board. Return to restcamp late afternoon for dinner and overnight. Option for open vehicle night game drive.

Dinner, Overnight and Breakfast at Restcamp – Kruger Park 

               

Day 5, Kruger Park to Swaziland
Meals: BD

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 6, Swaziland to St Lucia
Meals: BD

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 7, St Lucia to Durban
Meals: BL

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 where we arrive late afternoon.

Overnight and Breakfast at Citylodge - Durban

 

Day 8, Durban to Drakensberg
Meals:   BD

Depart after breakfast. Travel via valley of 1000 Hills to Pietermaritzburg and Howick Falls. Continue to Natal Drakensberg – Central Berg region.  

Dinner, Overnight and Breakfast at Cavern Berg Resort – Northern Drakensberg

 

Day 9, Drakensberg
Meals: BD

Full day at leisure to explore the surrounding area. Activities include hiking, golfing, and horse riding.  

Dinner, Overnight and Breakfast at Cavern Berg Resort  - Northern Drakensberg 

 

Day 10, Drakensberg to Bloemfontein
Meals: BD

Depart after breakfast. Travel along the escarpment via Oliviershoek Pass to Golden Gate. Continue to Bloemfontein along Lesotho border. Arrive late afternoon. 

Dinner. Overnight and Breakfast at local guesthouse Bloemfontein

 

Day 11, Kimberley
Meals: BD

Morning excursion to Kimberley “City of Diamonds” for guided tour and visit to “Big Hole” open air museum. Return to Bloemfontein after lunch (not included) for city tour and visit to Woman’s Memorial - commemorating the thousands of woman and children who lost their lives in concentration camps during the Anglo-Boer War at the turn of the century.  

Dinner, Overnight and Breakfast at local guesthouse Bloemfontein

 

Day 12, Bloemfontein to Graaf Reinet
Meals: BD

Depart after breakfast and continue southwards towards to the Gariep Dam – largest man-made dam in South Africa. From here we travel into the Great Karoo (semi desert) via Middelburg to Graaf Reinet.

Dinner, Overnight and Breakfast Avondrust Guest House – Graaf Reinet

 

Day 13, Graaf Reinet
Meals: BD

Full day to explore the many interesting and historical attractions this town (4th oldest town in South Africa) has to offer including Graaf Reinet Club, Dutch Reformed Church, Galleries, Museums and Reinet House. We depart to the “Valley of Desolation” for sunset.

Dinner, Overnight and Breakfast at Avondrust Guest House – Graaf Reinet

 

Day 14, Graaf Reinet to Port Elizabeth
Meals: B

After breakfast we travel towards the coast to the famous Addo Elephant Park near Port Elizabeth. Lunch en-route (not included). Arrive in Port Elizabeth late afternoon. 

Dinner, Overnight and Breakfast at Citylodge – Port Elizabeth

 

Day 15, Port Elizabeth to Plettenberg Bay
Meals BD

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, and Nature’s Valley to Plettenberg Bay.  

Dinner, Overnight and Breakfast at Whalesong Hotel – Plettenberg Bay

 

Day 16, Knysna
Meals: BD

After breakfast we embark on a cruise on the Knysna Lagoon. Remainder of the day at leisure to explore the surrounding area with your guide.

Dinner, Overnight and Breakfast at Whalesong Hotel – Plettenberg Bay

 

Day 17, Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn
Meals: BD

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 18, Oudtshoorn to Cape Town
Meals: B

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.

Overnight and Breakfast at Cape Town Lodge  – Cape Town

 

Day 19, Cape Town
Meals: B

Day at leisure to explore the city and surrounds (optional excursions available).

Overnight and Breakfast at Cape Town Lodge – Cape Town 

 

Day 20, Cape Town
Meals: B

Day at leisure to explore the city and surrounds (optional excursions available).

Overnight and Breakfast at Cape Town Lodge – Cape Town

 

Day 21, Depart Cape Town (can be extended)
Meals: B

Departure transfer to airport for your onward journey.

Price: ZAR41,950 per person sharing / ZAR10,490 Single Supplement / Children under 12 FREE pay 50% of adult rate.

We can offer you less 25% discount on the above for min 4 passengers - would also be a private tour for your party making the tour more flexible.

Drive Yourself? Please enquire about this itinerary on self-drive basis – including or excluding car hire.

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