SOUTH AFRICAN HIGHLIGHTS (8 Days / 7 Nights)
TOUR CODE: 8SAH (South)
DIRECTION & SCHEDULE: Johannesburg to Cape Town / 08:00 Daily
DRAKENSBERG ESCARPMENT * BLYDE RIVER CANYON * THREE RONDAWELS
BOURKE’S LUCK POTHOLES * GOD’S WINDOW * PILGRIM’S REST * GRASKOP * SABIE
HAZYVIEW * KRUGER PARK * PRETORIA * PORT ELIZABETH * GARDEN ROUTE
KNYSNA * OUDTSHOORN * CANGO CAVES * LITTLE KAROO
OSTRICH SHOW FARM * MOSSEL BAY * OVERBERG * CAPE TOWN
· Accommodation with en-suite facilities on twn/dbl sharing basis
· Mealplan: 7 x Breakfasts and 5 x Dinners
· Transportation in air-conditioned vehicles
· Service of professional tourist guide
· All sightseeing and entrance fees specified
- Personal Expenses, 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, where gold was discovered in the 1870’s, before 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, 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 overnight. (Option for night drive)
Dinner, Overnight and Breakfast at Rest camp - Kruger Park
Day 3, Kruger Park to Johannesburg
Our last opportunity to spot more game before we exit the Kruger Park. We travel via White River and Nelspruit and return to the plains of the highveld to arrive in Johannesburg late afternoon.
Overnight and Breakfast at Sunnyside Park Hotel - Johannesburg
Day 4, Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth
Morning at leisure to explore the city (optional excursions available). Afternoon transfer to the airport for flight to Port Elizabeth (not included). Transfer to your hotel.
Overnight and Breakfast at The Kelway – Port Elizabeth
Day 5, 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, through the Tsitsikamma Forests over the old and scenic Grootrivier Pass and Bloukrans Pass and via Plettenberg Bay, to 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 surrounds with guide.
Dinner, Overnight and Breakfast at Knysna River Club – Knysna
Day 7, Knysna to Oudtshoorn
After breakfast we travel over the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, known as the feather capital of the world. We 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 8, Oudsthoorn to Cape Town
Depart after breakfast and continue to Mosselbay where we visit the Maritime Musuem and old Post Office Tree. From here we continue to Swellendam and on to Cape Town to arrive late afternoon where the tour ends.