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20 Day Tour of South Africa North (Comfort)

Countries Visited: South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho

Starts: Cape Town, Ends: Johannesburg

Group Size: Max 20

Age Range: 16 – 65 Years and older

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  • Departing: 24/03/2017 | 10% discount | Tour price: ZAR23,355
  • Departing: 21/04/2017 | 10% discount | Tour price: ZAR23,355
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Explore South Africa’s beautiful scenery, wildlife and the kind and welcoming people who call this country home. This budget adventure-packed tour takes you to the very best of what South Africa has to offer.

R25,950

+ Single Supplement ZAR 4050

+ Optional Activity Package ZAR 3000

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Departing from Cape Town   and Ends in Johannesburg

Explore South Africa’s beautiful scenery, wildlife and the kind and welcoming people who call this country home. This budget adventure-packed tour takes you to the very best of what South Africa has to show.

Included

  • Meals - 19 Breakfast, 13 Lunch, 16 Dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Registered guides
  • Transport per itinerary

Excluded

  • International Airfares
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Personal spending money
  • Visa costs
  • Border taxes
  • Passports
  • Vaccinations
  • Personal taxes (including departure and border taxes)
  • Optional activities and Activity Packages
  • Unscheduled or optional national / game parks and other activities
  • Gratuities
  • Sleeping bag if needed
  • Restaurant meals (other than those listed)
  • All drinks - Alcohol, Soft Drinks, Bottled Water
  • Snacks
  • Souvenirs
  • Tips
  • Laundry
  • Other items of a personal nature

SKU: ACS0434

Itinerary

Day 1

 Cultural Cape Town – Stellenbosch, South Africa

You start your tour with an enriching cultural experience in Cape Town. Making your way from Distric Six to Langa And Khayelitsha – Informal settlements in Cape Town. Guided by a local provider, the cultural tour is usually in small vehicles. After leaving Cape Town we travel a short distance towards Stellenbosch. In the afternoon we will have a wine tasting tour in Stellenbosch and afterwards we drive to our accommodation where your guide will brief you on what to expect during the next couple of days.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Le bac Estate
Facilities En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Cape Town to Paarl
Activity Package: Cape Town Cultural Tour, Cheese and Wine Tasting
Included Highlight: Self-Guided Walk through Stellenbosch
Optional Activity: Lunch and Dinner Out

Day 2

Route 62 – Oudtshoorn, South Africa

Today we drive along the famous Route 62 towards Oudtshoorn and, time permitting, stop at Ronnie’s Sex Shop which is not a sex shop at all, but rather an interesting countryside pub. When we reach Oudtshoorn you get the opportunity to visit a popular Farm of Oudtshoorn, the Ostrich Farm. We will spend the evening in this town tonight.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Kleinplaas Holiday Resort 
Facilities En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route: Paarl to Oudtshoorn
Included Highlight: Ostrich Farm Visit

Day 3

Heart of Garden Route, South Africa

Rising early we travel to the Cango Caves and enjoy a guided tour of the caves. In the late afternoon we pass through the majestic Outeniqua Mountains to Knysna. Keep an eye out for whales and dolphins as we cross Mossel Bay. In the afternoon, you get the time to discover Knysna – one of South Africa’s most popular coastal towns.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Dunes Lodge
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Oudtshoorn to Garden Route
Activity Package: Cango Caves Basic Tour
Optional Activity: Dinner Out

Day 4 - 5

Storms River Village to Bloukrans and Tsitsikamma National Park, South Africa

The morning is spent relaxing on the beaches of Plettenberg Bay.  Today you have the chance to participate in the activities available and explore the surroundings here. To make sure your time is spent well, the truck will organise a schedule so that you are free to join or leave the places that may be of interest to you.

Our next destination is the Tsitsikamma National Park, which is an extensive nature reserve that extends towards the coastline and up to the mountains of Tsitsikamma. Here you can spot the most wonderful tropical birds and plant life. In the afternoon, you can explore the entire area from the forest up to the mountain and coastline. Here, you will have plenty of time to plan some wonderful walks and hikes in one of the most treasured South African parks. The first few hours will be spent participating in the famous Otter Trail Hike (included in your Activity Package). For the adrenaline seekers, the nearby Bloukrans Bridge offers the world’s highest bungee jump at 216m!

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Tsitsikamma Village Inn or Tsitsikamma Cottages
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route: Plettenberg Bay to Storms River Village
Included Highlight: Plettenberg Bay Beaches, Natures Valley Nature Walk, Tsitsikamma National Park Entrance and hike with your guide
Optional Activity: Township Tour, Ocean Safaris, Sea Kayaking, Monkeyland, Birds of Eden and Bloukrans Bungee Jump, Treetop canopy tours

Day 6 - 7

Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa

We will continue our tour today, travelling along the coastline and up to the third largest National Park of South Africa, The Addo Elephant National Park. This Park is home to many of Africa’s big game. Our vehicle gives us a better view on our game drive during the afternoon, especially for the photographers amongst us. We make a stop in the surfing city of Jeffreys Bay, well known for its waves, you have a chance to visit a quaint surfing museum or simply enjoy a cup of coffee while watching the infamous waves. The following morning we spend time exploring the Addo Elephant Park on foot allowing us to enjoy the little things we miss from the truck. In the afternoon we spend more time exploring the park.

Accommodation: Permanent Tents: Kudu Ridge Lodge
Facilities: En-suites Per Tent Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Tsitsikamma to Addo ±210 km
Included Highlight: Jeffrey’s Bay, Walk with your guide through the ranch, Afternoon game drive in Addo Elephant National Park
Optional Activity: Addo Night Drive

Day 8

Graaff Reinet, South Africa

We leave the Addo National Park today  and we travel to the heartland of the Great Karoo. Upom arrival we enjoy a historical walking tour with out local guide where you will be introduced to the enriching history of the fourth oldest town in South Africa ‘ the gem of the Karoo”. An optional sundowner visit to the Valley of Desolation is available this evening for those wanting to participate in the activity.

Accommodation: Two per Room with  Profcon Resort
Facilities: En-suite Bathroom Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route: Addo (via Port Elizabeth) to Graaff Reinet
Activity Package: Graaff Reinet Historical Tour

Day 9 - 10

Lesotho – Malealea, Lesotho

Today we will make our entrance into the incredible mountain kingdom of Lesotho. Lesotho is one of the world’s highest countries, lying over 1000m above sea level. The following day we wake up early and are given an opportunity to partake in a Pony Trekking Excursion through the secluded hills of Lesotho, accompanied by local guides. On your way back to our camping site, the group will visit the local village and school.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Malealea Lodge
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route: Graaff Reinet to Lesotho
Included Highlight : Lesotho Village Visit, Hike with the guide
Optional Activity: Pony Trekking, Pitseng hike
Border Post: South Africa: Van Rooyens Gate, Open: 06h00-22h00 Lesotho: Van Rooyens Gate, Open: 06h00-22h00

Day 11 - 12

South Africa – Ukhahlamba Drakensberg Park, South Africa

The Drakensberg Mountains range is comprised of South Africa’s highest and most incredible mountains. We explore the mountain trails and take our time to enjoy the breathtaking sights in the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg (Royal Natal) National Park. On our second day, we go for a guided hike to see some of the renowned San rock paintings.

Accommodation Two Per Room: Drakensville Resort or Amphitheatre
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route: Lesotho to Drakensberg
Included Highlight:Sterkfontein vulture centre, Oliviers Hoek pass, Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park
Border Post: Lesotho: Maseru Bridge, Tel: +27 51 924 4300, Open: 24hrs South Africa: Maseru Bridge, Tel: +27 51 924 4300, Open: 24hrs

Day 13

KwaZulu-Natal Coast – Durban, South Africa

We will travel downwards as we leave the mountains and make our way to the KwaZulu-Natal Coast. The lively city of Durban is South Africa’s most famous surfing spot. We will spend our night in the centre of the city and it is here that you will get the chance to taste the spicy Indian cuisine and enjoy this coastal city’s vibrant nightlife.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Garden Court South Beach Hotel
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Drakensberg to Durban
Included Highlight: Visit to the Mandela Capture Site, visit Howick Falls
Optional Activity: Dinner out

Day 14

iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa

This morning is spent at leisure enjoying the picturesque beaches and Indian Ocean. If you looking for more excitement, feel free to visit Ushaka Marine World. Leaving the city behind we make our way along the beautiful coastline to Zululand. Enjoy an enriching cultural experience this evening with some local beer and learning about the family traditions.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Shonalanga
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Durban to St Lucia
Included Highlight: Zulu Cultural Evening
Optional Activity: Visit to Ushaka Marine World

Day 15

Hluhluwe – Umfolozi Game Reserve, South Africa

In the morning we travel to the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve for a game drive in open 4×4 vehicles. The park is the only conservation managed by the state in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, where all the Big Five can be found. The park now has the largest population of white rhino in the world, due to conservation efforts. In the afternoon, we cross the border into Swaziland and enjoy a boat cruise on St Lucia estuary.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Shonalanga
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Activity Package: Game Drive in Hluhluwe/Imfolozi National Park, St. Lucia Boat Cruise

umfolozi-rhino

Day 16

Swaziland – Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Swaziland

Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary is Swaziland’s oldest sanctuary, covering a surface of 4,560 hectares. No predators can be found in this section, which gives the opportunity for self-guided hikes. Hiking is a terrific way to get close to nature and wildlife. In addition to the wonderful views, we also enjoy a traditional dinner followed by a bit of traditional Swazi dancing entertainment. Take part in the many activities on offer here.

Accommodation: Beehive huts: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary or Mbuluzi Game Lodge
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route: St. Lucia to Swaziland
Optional Activity: Game Drives, Swazi Cultural Experience, Mountain Biking and Hiking
Border Post: South Africa: Golela Border Post, Tel: +27(0)34 435 1070 Open: 07h00-22h00 Swaziland: Lavumisa Town Board, Tel: +268 20 790 93, Open: 07h00-22h00

Day 17 - 18

South Africa – Kruger National Park, South Africa

We begin the morning with  a nature walk and visiting a craft market before crossing the border into South Africa again today and continue to travel to the Greater Kruger National Park for two memorable days of game driving. The Greater Kruger National Park is home to Africa’s Big 5 as well as plenty of other African animal species. Our vehicle gives us a height advantage to take better pictures of the incredible area. We will have several game drives to get the chance to spot different animal wildlife. The evening of the next day is free to take an optional game drive.

Accommodation: Permanent Tents: Nkambeni Reserve
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Swaziland to Kruger National Park area
Included Highlight: Full day 4×4 Game Drive, Guided nature walk with the guide
Border Post: Swaziland: Jeppes Reef Border, Tel: +27(0)13 781 0382, Open: 07h00 – 20h00 South Africa: Mananga, Tel: +27 (0) 13 793 7075, Open: 07h00-18h00

Nomad Kruger National Park

Day 19

Greater Kruger Area, South Africa

We will make the most of our day game driving through the Park. Today you have the opportunity of experience Kruger in an optional open 4×4 safari vehicle. Leaving Kruger conservation area behind us, we travel to Timbavati safari lodge. In the afternoon you have the chance to extend your day with an optional sunset game drive. In the evening, we will experience some traditional South African cooking while enjoying a traditional song and dance evening at our campsite.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Nkambeni Reserve
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Activity Package: Full day 4×4 Game Drive Kruger National Park
Optional Activity: Sunset Drive

Day 20

Panorama Route – Johannesburg, South Africa

Our final day will be spent driving along the scenic Panorama Route, stopping for incredible views of Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window and Bourke’s Luck Potholes. The tour will finish once we reach Johannesburg, although most will enjoy an optional dinner out on our last night together.

Accommodation: Own Arrangements / Post tour accommodation can be booked through us.
Route: Great Kruger National Park area to Johannesburg
Included Highlight: Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window
Optional Activity: Farewell dinner at Belvedere Estate

Activities

The Activity Package of ZAR3000 (optional on this trip) includes the following:

  • Cape Town cultural township tour ZAR540
  • Cheese and wine tasting ZAR50
  • Cango Caves basic tour ZAR130
  • Graaff Reinet historical tour ZAR350
  • Hluhluwe game drive ZAR750
  • St Lucia boat cruise ZAR430
  • 4x4 Game drive in Kruger National Park ZAR750


Other Activities

  • South Africa Somerset West Dinner at local restaurant ZAR100 - ZAR200
  • South Africa Plettenberg Bay Dinner at local restaurant ZAR100 - ZAR200
  • South Africa Tsitsikamma Blackwater Tubing (Half Day) ZAR520 - ZAR540
  • South Africa Plettenberg Bay Monkey Town entrance ZAR190 - ZAR210
  • South Africa Plettenberg Bay Birds of Eden entrance ZAR190 - ZAR210
  • South Africa Tsitsikamma Treetop / Canopy Tour (2.5/3hrs) excludes DVD ZAR595 - ZAR665
  • South Africa Tsitsikamma World Highest Bungee Jump ZAR870 - ZAR990
  • South Africa Tsitsikamma Bridge Walking Tours ZAR100 - ZAR150
  • Lesotho Malealea Pony Trekking excursion(Waterfall Trek) 4Hrs ZAR265 - ZAR530
  • Lesotho Malealea Pony Trekking excursion(Bushman Painting)2/3Hrs ZAR250 - ZAR420
  • Lesotho Malealea Pitseng Day Hike (6 hours) ZAR20pp per hour
  • South Africa Durban Dinner out ZAR100 - ZAR200
  • Swaziland Mlilwane NP Rhino game drive ZAR240 - ZAR280
  • South Africa Greater Kruger Morning Bush Walk excl Conservations fees ZAR830 - ZAR900
  • South Africa Greater Kruger Evening Game Drive excl Conservation fees ZAR760 - ZAR820
  • South Africa Johannesburg Farewell Dinner ZAR75 - ZAR130
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R25,950

+ Single Supplement ZAR 4050

+ Activity Package (Optional) ZAR 3000

Small Group Departures ZAR 32450

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