You will depart the highveld from Johannesburg and travel through some spectacular countryside to the lowveld and one of the most famous wildlife reserves on the planet, Kruger National Park. Here you will have the opportunity to undertake a Kruger safari with game drives with experienced rangers in the park.
The tour then takes you south through Swaziland and into the province of Kwazulu Natal, home to the once feared Zulu warriors. You will visit a traditional Zulu village and also enjoy open vehicle game drives in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi National Park. You will then travel to Durban which with its long white sand beachfront, stylish cafes, lively nightlife, good shopping and cultural attractions is the summer holiday capital of South Africa and a very pleasant place to spend a few days.
From Durban you will take the short flight to the “friendly city” of Port Elizabeth from where you will begin the journey to Cape Town along the picturesque garden route, spending a night in the beautiful winery district of Stellenbosch. Your tour will finish with 3 nights Cape Town, considered by many to be one of the cities of the world. Here you will be taken on guided tours of the city and Table Mountain as well as to Cape Point and also visit Robben Island, the prison home to Nelson Mandela for more than 2 decades.
Price per person twin share – AUD
|01 Jan to 31 Dec 2017||$3,620||Single Supplement||$990|
|01 Jan to 31 Dec 2018||TBA||Single Supplement||TBA|
Number of Days: 16
- Price is valid until 31 December 2017. If travelling after this date please contact us for revised prices
- Price does not include flight from Durban to Port Elizabeth
- Tour departs on selected Sundays. Please see below for exact departure dates
- Accommodation may be different from properties listed due to availability but will be of a similar standard
- Minimum of 2 & maximum of 20 people on tour
- Vehicle for tour a 7 seater microbus, 18 seater mini coach or 28 seater luxury coach (all air-conditioned)
- 15 nights accommodation with buffet breakfast
- 2 lunches & 2 dinners
- English speaking guide
- 2 x game drives with experienced guide in Kruger National Park
- 1 x game drives with experienced guide in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi National Park
- Cultural show at Zulu Village
- Featherbed Nature Reserve Tour
- Ostrich Farm Tour
- Cango Caves Tour
- Wine Tasting in Stellenbosch
- ½ day guided Table Mountain and Cape Town city tour including cable car
- Return ferry to Robben Island and guided tour through Robben Island Museum with ex political prisoner
- All sightseeing specified in the itinerary
- All transfers & transportation specified in the itinerary
- Porterage at hotels
- Flight from Durban to Port Elizabeth
- Optional activities and tours
Tour Departure Dates:
15 & 29 Jan 2017
5, 12 & 26 Feb 2017
5, 12 & 26 Mar 2107
16 Apr 2017
21 May 2017
18 Jun 2017
16 Jul 2017
13, 20 & 27 Aug 2017
10, 17 & 24 Sep 2017
1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 Oct 2017
5, 12, 19 & 26 Nov 2017
Bilingual departure – English & German
2 Apr 2017
7 May 2017
4 Jun 2017
2 Jul 2017
6 Aug 2017
3 Sep 2017
Day 1 – Johannesburg
On Arrival at Johannesburg International Airport you will be met by your Wild Africa Travel Company representative and transferred to your hotel where the remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Day 2 – Johannesburg to Mpumalanga
After breakfast you will be collected and will travel through some of the most spectacular scenery South Africa has to offer as you move from the Highveld of Gauteng Province to the Lowveld regions of Mpumalanga Province. You will enjoy the panorama route taking in attractions such as Blyde River Canyon and God’s Window before arriving at your hotel on the edge of Kruger National Park.
Day 3 – Mpumalanga
Enjoy an early morning game drive in the Kruger National Park with a packed breakfast. Kruger is one of the world’s greatest national parks, home to a stunning array of wildlife. Search for the ‘Big Five’ (rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, and elephant) as well as prolific birdlife and numerous other game. The afternoon is at leisure at your hotel. Late afternoon open vehicle game drives are available (optional & for own account)
Day 4 – Mpumalanga
The day begins with early morning coffee or tea, followed by a thrilling open vehicle game drive through Kruger National Park with pre-packed breakfast. The afternoon is at leisure at your hotel or you can join us on our Community visit to the Sizabantwana Children Care Centre for a tour and a brief look into the lives of the children that attend the centre. Return to your hotel where open -vehicle game drives are available (optional and for own account).
Day 5 – Mpumalanga to Swaziland
After breakfast you will travel to the Kingdom of Swaziland, one of the three remaining monarchs in Africa which amazingly withstood advances from the Boers, British and Zulu’s.
Day 6 – Swaziland to Zululand
After breakfast you will depart Swaziland and re-enter South Africa and the province of Kwazulu-Natal and travel to Hluhluwe-Imfolozi National Park for an afternoon game drive in open 4 x 4 vehicles with experienced rangers. At the completion of the game drive you will be transferred to your hotel located close by.
Day 7 – Zululand to Durban
This morning after breakfast you will be taken to a traditional Zulu village for lunch and a cultural show presented by the local village people. You will then travel south to the seaside city of Durban.
Day 8 – Durban to Port Elizabeth
This morning you will be transferred to Durban airport for your short flight to Port Elizabeth. On arrival in Port Elizabeth you will be transferred to your hotel where you have the afternoon at your leisure.
Day 9 – Port Elizabeth to Knysna
After breakfast you will depart Port Elizabeth on your journey along the picturesque garden route that runs between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town. The tour will stop in Tsitsikamma National Park which lies at the foot of the Tsitsikamma Range and is cut by rivers that have carved ravines into the ancient forest. The flora varies from huge stinkwood and yellowwood trees to ferns, lilies and proteas making it a spectacular area to walk through. You will then travel onto the beautiful township of Kynsna.
Day 10 – Knysna
Located on the edge of a serene lagoon and surrounded by forests, Knysna is the perfect placed to spend two nights to take in the beauty of this region. This morning after a leisurely start you will embark on a lagoon cruise to Featherbed Nature Reserve where you will be taken in 4×4′s through the reserve for lunch and leisurely walks through forest. After lunch you will cruise back through the lagoon and have the afternoon at leisure.
Day 11 – Knysna to Oudtshoorn
This morning after breakfast we will travel to Oudtshoorn and you will be taken for a tour of the limestone Cango Caves. Named after the Khoesaan word for ‘a wet place’ the Cango Caves are located 30km’s from Oudtshoorn and are one of the major tourist attractions of the region. From the caves we will travel to one of the large ostrich farms in the area where you will be taken on a guided tour.
Day 12 – Oudtshoorn to Stellenbosch
You will travel on Route 62 from Odtshoorn to the beautiful winery district of Stellenbosch via the Little Karoo and onto the picturesque town of Montagu with its art deco architecture and fine national monuments.
Day 13 – Stellenbosch to Cape Town
This morning after breakfast you have the chance to visit some of the famous wineries in the area for wine tasting before travelling onwards to one of the true cities of the world, Cape Town.
Day 14 – Cape Town
This morning you will be collected from your hotel and taken on a half day guided tour of Table Mountain and Cape Town. You will take the cable car to the top of the mountain for a breathtaking view of the city and its surrounding coastline. Your tour will then take you to the Malay Quarter, city centre, company gardens, Castle of Good Hope and the Diamond works.
Day 15 – Cape Town
This morning you will make your way to the V&A Waterfront for your ferry ride to Robben Island. On arrival at Robben Island you will be taken on a 45 minute guided coach tour of the island before entering the former maximum security prison for a tour with an ex political prisoner. On completion of this tour you will board your return ferry back to Cape Town.
Day 16 – Cape Town
This morning you will be transferred to Cape Town International Airport for your departure.
Protea Hotel Balalaika
The Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton was established in 1949 and is located in the financial epicentre and commercial hub of Sandton and just 200 metres from Sandton City Shopping Centre, Sandton Convention Centre and Nelson Mandala Square.
The Hotel has 330 bedrooms (which have ongoing refurbishments) spreads over two sections – the Balaaik and the Crown Court and each room is air-conditioned, own en-suite bathroom, separate shower and tastefully furnished in a classic comfortable style. Modern facilities such as WIFI throughout the hotel, a business centre and state of the art conference facilities are all part of giving Protea Hotel a home away from home experience.
Sabi River Sun
Surrounded by the scenic beauty of Lowveld and on the banks of the Sabi River is Sabi River Sun.
Private bathrooms, air-conditioning, satellite TV all offer guests comfortable accommodation. Sporting facilities, 5 swimming pools, 3 floodlit tennis courts, 18 hole golf course, squash court, volley ball and jogging trail are just many of the great features provided.
A popular venue for guests to get together for a drink or after dinner liqueur is the Waterhole Bar and also light snacks are available on the terrace overlooking the golf course.
Lugogo Sun Hotel
The Lugogo Sun has 202 rooms and is set in the Ezulwini Valley and people come from all over the world to stay. The rooms consist of 199 twin rooms and 3 mini suites.
Three hotels consist in the complex and are only a few minutes drive apart by courtesy bus which makes it great for international golf championships, banquets, and large conventions. Facilities at the resort include an 18-hole championship golf course, Casino, The Royal Swazi Spa, The Convention Centre, lawn bowls, horse riding, squash and tennis. Retail shops are also available.
Protea Hotel Umfolozi River
Only 40km north of Richards Bay and in the Greater Hluhluwe/Umfolozi Game Reserve area is the brand new Protea Hotel.
The hotel offers 68 spacious air-conditioned room/chalets as well as 2 family chalets, with satellite TV.
Southern Sun Elangeni
Situated on Durham’s North beach with breathtaking views of Durban’s Golden Mile and warm Indian Ocean is Southern Sun Elangeni with 449 air-conditioned rooms which are all well furnished and offer every amenity. The Presidential suite offers unsurpassed luxury and there are also family rooms, and executive rooms.
The Conference room is a favourable place for national and International conferences and events. The three superb cosmopolitan restaurants provides a choice of cuisine from authentic Japanese to ethnic Indian. South African wines and light snacks are offered at the two bars.
Amusement parks, flea markets are all within walking distance and sporting activities can be arranged. There is relaxing Chill Area and Fitness Centre as well as two outdoor pools.
Garden Court Kings Beach
Garden Court King’s Beach with spectacular views of Algoa Bay exposes guests to the absolute beauty of Port Elizabeth. The hotel’s close proximity to the harbour, national highway and airport assures convenience to the business travellers. Guest rooms all have spacious en-suite rooms with shower-bath combination, wake-up call facilities, sports direct-telephone, computer modem point, wireless internet connectivity, individually controlled air-conditioning, television with enhanced DSTV channels, hairdryer, bathroom amenities and tea and coffee making facilities. There is also a room to use for people who want to get physically fit.
Protea Hotel Knysna Quays
One of the best hotel sites in South Africa, the Protea Hotel Knysna Quays enjoys a spectacular outlook of the renowned coastal town of Knysna. The hotel is nestled in the heart of the Garden Route and offers you a unique GUEST experience with premium accommodation accentuated with scenic beauty and natural surrounds.
Renowned as the perfect holiday destination, the hotel is set on the Knysna Quays Waterfront with the lagoon at your doorstep. This stylish property is suited to both leisure and business travellers alike with sheer comfort assured. Facing the warm Indian Ocean through the Knysna Heads, the hotel offers a tranquil stay in spacious rooms overlooking the magical Knysna lagoon, historical train station and the Knysna town.
The Protea Hotel Knysna Quays boasts with wonderful facilities, which includes a heated outdoor swimming pool, wellness therapist for rejuvenating massages, free Wi-Fi service and a unique dining experience with four restaurants to choose from for memorable lunch and dinners on the Waterfront.
Welcome to one of the finest small luxury guesthouses in South Africa – and the best choice for your stay in Oudtshoorn. Hlangana Lodge offers a pleasant & relaxing atmosphere while guests are treated to the highest standard of luxury and service. The lodge is perfectly situated en-route to the Cango Caves and walking distance from the best restaurants in town. Guests can return after a day’s sightseeing to relax around the large saltwater swimming pool and enjoy the spectacular Karoo sunset in the exotic gardens.A 24 hour reception service is available to assist with any requests and our mission is to make our guest’s stay a memorable one.The choice is yours between the Standard rooms, Superior rooms or the Honeymoon suite.Voted AA Awards finalist as best luxury lodge in South Africa 2011, Winner of The Golden Award for Tourist, Hotel and Catering Industry 2010.
Protea Hotel Stellenbosch
Situated in the heart of the Winelands, surrounded by international golf courses and wine estates, overlooking the Stellenbosch Wine Valley and Helderberg Mountains, this 180 bedroom hotel offers guests the best of the winelands. Enjoy historical guided walks in the second eldest town in South Africa or visit Butterfly World, Drakenstein Lion Park or Monkey Town. Accommodation is available in Executive, Deluxe and Standard twin rooms. The hotel offers 2 restaurants, 2 swimming pools, a beach volley ball court, cycling trails, Bellezza Health and Beauty Clinic and kiddies play-pen.
Southern Sun Cape Sun
At the tip of Southern Africa and in the centre of Cape Town CBD lies Southern Sun Cape Sun with beautiful views over Robben Island, Table Mountain, Green Point Stadium and Table Bay. Luxurious spacious rooms offer all the amenities in this luxurious hotel. Business travellers have easy access to the Cape Town Convention Centre and other needed business areas. The Health & Beauty spa and gym with splash pool are all on the premises and allow for a great holiday and escape.
This tour gives you a great overview of South Africa as it takes in many of its major attractions. If you are looking for more game viewing and lodge activity an extension back into Kruger National Park or into Pilanesberg National Park for some concentrated game activity would be a good option. You may want to travel further north into Botswana, Zambia or Namibia to experience other regions of southern Africa. Or you may wish to relax on a beach in Mozambique before heading home.
Please contact us for these other options.
We have a range of South Africa tours & safaris available which can be customised with more or less nights as well as activities.