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Interesting culture, a dynamic history, diverse wildlife, and jaw dropping scenery have been drawing tourists to South Africa for generations. Travel along the Southern coast of Africa exploring port cities, wineries, UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and game rich national parks on this 14 day tour of Africa's 'Rainbow Nation'. From the Winelands to cosmopolitan Cape Town, Johannesburg and the Panorama Route to Kruger National Park, this main South Africa tour offers travelers a glimpse into the past and present.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Arrive Cape Town
Day 2 : Explore Cape Town
Day 3 : Cape Point & Peninsula
Day 4 : Cape Winelands Tour
Day 5 : Ostrich Farm to Oudtshoorn
Day 6 : Cango Caves & Knysna
Day 7 : Elephant Sanctuary & Birds of Eden
Day 8 : Tsitsikamma National Park
Day 9 : Fly to Johannesburg
Day 10 : Soweto | Apartheid Museum
Day 11 : Panorama Route to Mpumalanga
Days 12-13 : Manyeleti Game Reserve
Day 14 : Depart South Africa

Highlights

  • Take in the sights and sounds as your tour Cape Town
  • Visit Stellenbosch for wine tasting & chocolate pairings
  • Sail up the Keurbooms River on an informative river cruise
  • Take a game drive & search for the Big 5 in Manyeleti Game Reserve

Places Visited

  • Africa
  • South Africa
  • Cango Caves
  • Hog Hollow Country Lodge
  • Honeyguide Tented Safari Camps
  • Johannesburg
  • Kruger National Park
  • Oudtshoorn
  • Perry's Bridge Hollow
  • Plettenberg Bay

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Group

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Ghost Mountain Inn Enjoy the sunset while dining outdoors at the OYO Restaurant A hyena gets a nice refreshing drink. Hog Hollow Country Lodge Ghost Mountain Inn The Cape Grace Hotel in Cape Town looks beautiful on the water at night Simbambili Lodge

Day 1 Arrive Cape Town

Upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you will be met and assisted with your transfer to your hotel. Check in at your hotel and spend the remainder of the day at your leisure or start exploring on your own.
 

Day 2 Explore Cape Town

  • 1 Breakfast
Start your South African adventure this afternoon by enjoying a city tour and take in the sights and sounds of Cape Town. Explore this vibrant city and learn about its apartheid past to its vibrant present. Visit the Houses of Parliament, the Castle (Cape Town’s Oldest Building), the lively Greenmarket Square, the Company Gardens, and of course, Table Mountain. At the conclusion of your tour, choose to be dropped off at the hotel, or at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront to continue exploring and enjoy one of the many restaurants.
 

Day 3 Cape Point & Peninsula

  • 1 Breakfast
After breakfast depart the hotel on your full day adventure around Cape Point. Pass brilliant beaches and charming coastal villages before crossing over to Hout Bay. From here, enjoy the scenic drive to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve via Chapman's Peak. At the top of the peninsula, watch as the waters of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans converge and enjoy the spectacular views over False Bay.

After lunch continue to Simonstown Naval Base. Visit Boulders Beach, an African Penguin breeding colony. A quick stop at the Kirstenbosch Gardens rounds out the day before you return to the hotel in late afternoon. Explore the local area independently for dinner.

Day 4 Cape Winelands Tour

  • 1 Breakfast
Depart Cape Town this morning and set off towards the Winelands. Enjoy the scenic drive through mountain ranges, vineyards, and homesteads before arriving to Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa. Enjoy wine tastings, paired with chocolate and desserts before continuing on. Next, navigate the scenic Helshoogte Pass to South Africa’s culinary capital, Franschhoek. Franschhoek is a delightful town where the cafe lined streets will charm you, and another wine tasting is included at one of the prominent estates. Paarl is the final stop on the tour of the wine country. Located at the foot of a group of remarkable granite domes, Paarl offers a diverse assortment of wineries. Enjoy a final wine tasting before returning to Cape Town.

Day 5 Ostrich Farm to Oudtshoorn

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
Today bid Cape Town adieu as you travel along Route 62 eastwards to Oudtshoorn, the feather capital of the world. Stop for lunch in Barrydale, a quaint village along Route 62, and enjoy the local hospitality before visiting a working ostrich farm. Arrive to the lodge in late afternoon, and enjoy the grounds before dinner.

Day 6 Cango Caves & Knysna

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
Visit one of the natural wonders of the world, the Cango Caves, before arriving to Knysna, a small town on a lagoon where the Knysna River feeds into the Indian Ocean. Knysna is considered the Gem of the Garden Route and its limestone cliffs set it apart from other destinations! This afternoon sail up the Keurbooms River on an informative cruise before reaching the Hog Hollow Country Lodge, your home for the next two nights.

Day 7 Elephant Sanctuary & Birds of Eden

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
Get up close and personal with elephants this morning during a visit to the Elephant Sanctuary. Touch, feed, and photograph these gentle giants, an experience not soon to be forgotten. After lunch on your own, visit the largest free-flight bird aviary in the world, Birds of Eden.

Add an optional whale and dolphin boat experience (Additional cost, weather and time permitting).

Day 8 Tsitsikamma National Park

Journey along the final leg of the Garden Route to the beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park. Tsitsikamma is a Khoi word meaning "place of abundant or sparkling water." No other place exemplifies the name as much as when you stroll across a suspension bridge for the unbelievable views (and photo opportunities) of the Storms River mouth gorge. Arrive to Port Elizabeth in time for dinner before retiring to your hotel for the night.

Day 9 Fly to Johannesburg

This morning  transfer to the Port Elizabeth Airport for your flight to Johannesburg, the City of Gold. Upon arrival at O.R. Tambo International Airport, transfer to your hotel.
 
This afternoon head out on a Johannesburg City Tour.  Explore the area close to City Hall, Newtown Cultural Precinct and Maboneng Precinct, which has completely transformed the Market Theatre and surrounds.

Day 10 Soweto | Apartheid Museum

After breakfast visit to Soweto, to learn about the apartheid regime. It is here in Soweto where most of the struggle was fought against the injustices of this formerly oppressive regime and is home to sites of historical importance. Enjoy lunch followed by a visit to the Apartheid Museum.

Day 11 Panorama Route to Mpumalanga

  • Hotel
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
Depart Johannesburg and travel to the ‘Land of the Rising Sun' – Mpumalanga – via the magnificent Panorama Route.  This route is a breathtaking drive with amazing views of experience mountains, waterfalls, and the truly impressive Blyde River Canyon, one of the world's largest canyons, with time and weather permitting, stop at God’s Window. Late afternoon arrive at your hotel with time to freshen up before dinner.

Day 12-13 Manyeleti Game Reserve

  • 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
After breakfast, transfer to the Manyeleti Game Reserve for a true African safari experience. The pristine Manyeleti Game Reserve borders the Kruger National Park, Timbavati, and Sabi Sands Reserve. Honeyguide Ranger Camp is located within the Entabeni Safari Conservancy, and forms part of the World Heritage “Waterberg Biosphere” of the Waterberg region. Morning and evening game tracking drives in open 4 x 4 vehicles bring you into close contact with the Big Five.  Highly experienced guides will take you on foot to bring into clear focus the magic of the bush with its myriad of busy insects and resplendent birdlife during your stay.


 

Day 14 Depart South Africa

  • 1 Breakfast
Your South African journey comes to an end today.  If time allows embark on your final early morning game viewing activity before returning to camp for breakfast followed by check-out formalities. Transfer to Hoedspruit or Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport where the tour ends.
 

Hog Hollow Country Lodge

Johannesburg - Hotels

Perry's Bridge Hollow

Port Elizabeth

Per person starting at
$2,530

Notes

$785 - $885 single supplement

Rates based on current exchange rate ZAR/US dollars. Please contact us for exact quote in US dollars.

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Included

  • 13 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 6 Dinners
  • 13 Nights Accommodations
    • 11 Nights Hotel
    • 2 Nights Lodge
  • 14 Days Locally Hosted Guide Service
  • Both International Arrival and Departure Transfers are included.
  • Park Entrance Fee

Excluded

  • Internal Flights
    • $200 Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg
    • Flight cost is subject to change
  • International Flights
  • Required Travel Insurance

Recommended Budgeting

  • $350 Meals not Included
  • $150 Optional Excursions
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