20 Day South Africa Guided Tour (Comfort) – Small Group

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Accommodated Lodges Small Group

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  • South Africa Wildlife
  • South Africa Safari
  • Kruger National Park
  • South Africa Safari Tours
  • Whale watching in south africa
  • Pretoria to Cape Town Tour
  • Cape Winelands Tour
  • Travel South Africa
  • South Africa Guided Tour

Highlights

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  • Starts: Pretoria
  • Ends: Cape Town

Countries Visited

South Africa, Swaziland

Why You'll Love this Tour

We discover an abundance of wildlife and beautiful landscapes as we head off from Pretoria making our way south to buzzing Cape Town. From the impressive Drakensberg mountains and the scenic Garden Route to game drives in the Kruger National Park and uncovering the wonders of Swaziland. With plenty of time for relaxation and exploration, this guided tour offers a fascinating journey through South Africa.  


Tour Style Accommodated Lodges Small Group
Countries Visited South Africa, Swaziland
Starts Pretoria
Ends Cape Town
Group Size Min 2 Max 8
Age Range 10 - 65 Years and older
Length 20 days
Tour SKU ACS4602

Tour Price

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FROM

R58,500

+ Single Supplement 9900

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From: 53000

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Dates Tour Length: 20 days


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Included

  • Accommodation (19 nights)
  • Meals as indicated
  • Guaranteed window seat
  • Transport in an air conditioned minibus
  • All national park fees
  • Flight Johannesburg - George
  • Pretoria city tour
  • Golden Gate National Park
  • Drakensberg - San rock art, Cape vulture colonies, various walks and riding excursions
  • Battlefields - Blood River Monument, Ncome Museum
  • iSimangaliso Wetland Park - game drives, boat trip on the St. Lucia Estuary
  • Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park - game drives
  • Pongola Game Reserve - bush walk with a professional walking guide
  • Swaziland - visit to the Mantenga Cultural Village, Swazi markets, visit to a candle factory and glass manufacture
  • Kruger National Park - game drives
  • Panorama Route - God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Three Rondavels, Blyde River Canyon
  • Wilderness - beach walk, hike to a waterfall
  • Knysna - panoramic vistas from the Knysna Heads
  • Tsitsikamma National Park - hiking, crossing over the suspension bridge
  • Oudtshoorn - Cango Caves, ostrich farm tour
  • Hermanus - walk along the Cliff Path, whale watching (in season)
  • Betty’s Bay - visit to the penguin colony
  • Stellenbosch - sightseeing, wine tasting at a beautiful wine farm
  • Helderberg Mountain - walking at a typical Cape farm, splendid views over the False Bay
  • Cape Peninsula - beautiful beach of Noordhoek, Cape of Good Hope, Cape Point

Excluded

  • Additional Flights (international & domestic)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Beverages (alcohol and soft drinks)
  • Optional activities
  • Visa
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

Activities

Some of the activities you can take part in on this tour.

Included in South Africa Guided Tour:

  • Pretoria guided city tour
  • Clarens - Golden Gate National Park
  • Drakensberg - San Rock Art, Cape Vulture colonies and walking excursions
  • Zulu Battlefields excursion to Blood River Monument and Ncome Museum
  • iSimangaliso Wetland Park game drive and boat trip on St. Lucia Estuary
  • Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park game drive
  • Pongola Game Reserve morning bush walk with professional guide
  • Swaziland visit to Manenga Cultural village
  • Swazi markets, visit to a candle factory and glass manufacture
  • Kruger National Park morning and afternoon game drives
  • Flight to George, the heart of the Garden Route
  • Guided walk in Wilderness National Park
  • Oudtshoorn Cango Caves and Ostrich Farm tours
  • Betty’s Bay penguin colony visit
  • Stellenbosch wine tasting
  • Helderberg Mountain typical Cape farm visit


Other Activities

  • Kruger National Park Night Drive
  • Kruger National Park Guided Walking Safari
  • Exploring the Milwane Wildlife Reserve by mountain bike, on foot or on horseback
  • Hermanus - Boat Trip

Itinerary

Day 1: Pretoria, South Africa

You will be transferred to your accommodation for the day from the airport, tonight you will stay at Avalon Guesthouse. Take some time to unwind and freshen up before heading on a city tour of Pretoria. Explore the Union Building and the Voortrekker Monument Museum where you will learn about the interesting history of South Africa. This evening, there is an optional dining experience at a terrific restaurant (own expense).

Accommodation: Avalon Guesthouse
Distance: 50 km (1 hour travelling time)

Day 2: Pretoria – Drakensberg, South Africa

After a delicious breakfast and a briefing from your guide, you set out on your journey through the Free State, onto Clarens. This beautiful town is known for many talented artists and craftsmen and the perfect stop for lunch. After the break we make our way to the Golden Gate National Park with picturesque mountain views. Our accommodation for the next two nights is in the midst of these towering Drakensberg Mountains. Take this time to relax and enjoy the peacefulness natural surroundings. After dinner, feel free to spend your evening at leisure.

Accommodation: Greenfire Drakensberg Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Distance: 500 km (6-7 hours travelling time)

Day 3: Drakensberg, South Africa

Wake up fresh today and experience the great outdoors! The Drakensberg Mountains form the perfect backdrop to explore  various outdoor activities. There are a number of trails which lead you to ancient San rock art, gaze up at the fascinating Cape Vultures set in the greenest valley setting. From the highest point marvel magnificent views over the Drakensberg Mountains peering below at Sterkfontein Dam and the Maloti Mountains of Lesotho in the distance. If hiking is not your forte, there is also an opportunity to experience the incredible views on horseback both for beginners and experienced horse riders (optional activity).

Accommodation: Greenfire Drakensberg Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Drakensberg – St. Lucia, South Africa

Your adventure continues after breakfast as we journey to the sight of one of the bloodiest battles between the Voortrekkers and the Zulus. We visit the Battlefields, the Blood River Monument and the Ncome Museum. This battle took place on 16 December 1838, an event deeply rooted in South African history. After lunch we make our way to the coastal town of St. Lucia, travelling through Kwa-Zulu Natal. Tonight, dinner is at your own expense at a local restaurant.

Accommodation: Forest Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance: 600 km (8-9 hours travelling time)

Day 5: iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa

We spend today on game drives in iSimangaliso Wetland Park, formerly named Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park. There is a variety of game sightings including rhinos, waterbucks, nyalas, buffaloes, large kudu herds and if we are lucky we may see a leopard on a hunt. There are various viewpoints where you are able to spot the beautiful Indian Ocean and if in season, the Southern Right Whales frolicking in the distance. End your exciting day of game viewing with an energising dip in the Indian Ocean. This afternoon we enjoy more game viewing on a boat trip on the St. Lucia Estuary. Be sure to look out for hippos, crocodiles and freshwater bird species. Once again, dinner is at a local restaurant at your own expense.

Accommodation: Forest Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance: 120 km (2 hour travelling time)

Day 6: St. Lucia – Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park – Pongola Game Reserve, South Africa

Today we hit the road again to explore Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park on a full day game drive. One of the most spectacular parks in Southern Africa, Hluhluwe-iMfolozi is renowned for its black and white rhino conservation efforts. Apart from rhinos, it offers sightings of other magnificent wildlife including Africa’s ‘Big 5’. There is an optional lunch at Hilltop Camp (own expense) before enjoying our last game drive as we exit the park. We head north towards one of South Africa’s oldest game reserves – Pongola Game Reserve.On arrival sip on a refreshing drink while enjoying the stunning African sunset with Lake Jozani and the towering Lebombo Mountains as the backdrop. After a delicious dinner, we end the day relaxing around the warmth of the campfire.

Accommodation: White Elephant Bush Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Distance: 200 km (3 hours travelling time)

Day 7: Pongola Game Reserve – Mbabane, Swaziland

Your day begins early morning with an exhilarating bush walk accompanied by a professional guide. Experience the African bush in the best possible way, connecting with nature taking in all the sounds, sights and scents. After enjoying a delicious breakfast back at the camp, we continue our journey to the Kingdom of Swaziland. We visit the Mantenga Cultural Village to learn more about the strong Swazi culture, traditions and customs. Later in the day, we arrive at the Foresters Arms Country Hotel, our accommodation for the next two nights.

Accommodation: Foresters Arms Country Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Distance: 250 km (4-5 hours travelling time)

Day 8: Mbabane and surroundings, Swaziland

Today you are free to do and explore as you please. Your guide would have briefed you on the various activities available and the tour group will decide on the agenda for the day. There is something for everyone amidst the serene landscapes, welcoming people and strong cultural heritage. Weather dependent you can explore the area by mountain bike, a leisurely stroll or horseback (optional). Immerse yourself in the culture when visiting local markets and meeting the local people. Gain insight into how the famous Swazi Candles are made when visiting a candle factory and observe the stunning art of glassblowing. After spending your day exploring the beautiful village and its surroundings, we retire for another night to the Foresters Arms Country Hotel.

Accommodation: Foresters Arms Country Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9: Mbabane – Kruger National Park, South Africa

Leaving the spectacular landscapes of Swaziland we make our way to the Kruger National Park. Renowned for its abundant wildlife and massive size, it is home to 150 mammal species, over 500 bird species and close to 100 different reptiles. In this wildlife sanctuary you will have the chance to see the Big Five along with giraffe, antelopes and hippos. Embark on an exciting afternoon game drive in search of herds of elephants, buffaloes, rhinos, lions, leopards and many more.

Accommodation: Skukuza Rest Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Distance: 200 km (4 hours travelling time)

Day 10: Kruger National Park, South Africa

We spend the day game viewing in search of the magnificent wildlife Kruger has to offer. Embark on an extensive open vehicle game drive this morning while taking our time to enjoy the experience to the fullest. If you desire to observe the wildlife at night, you have the option of a night drive guided by a park ranger (optional).

Accommodation: Skukuza Rest Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Please Note: The camps in Kruger National Park are owned by the government. Although they are for the most part clean, you cannot call them luxurious. Unfortunately, the service is not always satisfactory.

Day 11: Kruger National Park – Hazyview, South Africa

This morning you can either sleep in or join an optional guided walking safari in the Kruger. After breakfast, we enjoy our last game drive in the Kruger as we make our way out of the park and onto Hayzyview. On arrival at our accommodation, the rest of the day is for your leisure. Roam around in the beautiful evergreen gardens or kick your shoes off and unwind at the swimming pool. Tonight we enjoy a scrumptious dinner and a peaceful nights rest.

Accommodation: Hamilton Parks Country Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Distance: 70 km (1 – 2 hours travelling time)

 Day 12: Panorama Route, South Africa

Today we explore the incredible highlights of the Panorama Route including God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the Three Rondavels and Blyde River Canyon. God’s Window offers spectacular views across the Lowveld with Kruger National Park in the background. The Three Rondavels are mountain tops which resemble the traditional African homesteads. Our day enjoying the stunning views ends with another night at the Hamilton Parks Country Lodge.

Accommodation: Hamilton Parks Country Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Distance: 250 km (4 hours travelling time)

Day 13: Hazyview – Johannesburg – Wilderness, South Africa

After breakfast this morning, we head to Johannesburg to board a plane to George situated in the heart of the Garden Route. Once in George, we head to the Mes Amis Guest House in peaceful seaside town of Wilderness where you have the rest of the day to relax. Take advantage of the private access to the beach from the guest house and take a stroll along the peaceful sandy beach. This evening there is an (optional) dinner with your guide and fellow travellers at a local restaurant overlooking the calm Indian Ocean.

Accommodation: Mes Amis Guest House
Meals: Breakfast
Distance: 330 km (4-5 hours travelling time)

Day 14: Wilderness, South Africa

Take a stroll along the beach or make yourself comfortable at the guest house. You could take the opportunity to hike the Half Collared Kingfisher hiking Trail with your guide which leads you through the forest to a spectacular waterfall, where you could take a refreshing swim in the cool water. Back at the guest house you can enjoy the magnificent sea views from your private veranda and if luck is on your side, you may be able to spot dolphins riding the waves. End your relaxing day in the peaceful Wilderness with an (optional) dinner.

Accommodation: Mes Amis Guest House
Meals: Breakfast

Day 15: Wilderness – Tsitsikamma National Park, South Africa

After a delicious breakfast, we head to Knysna – another coastal town situated next to a beautiful lagoon. Here you will have time to explore with your guide visiting the famous Knysna Heads which sit as guards separating the Indian Ocean from the lagoon. Later we head to the Tsitsikamma National Park via the lush landscape of Natures Valley. You may opt to hike along the Otter Trail, South Africa’s most famous hiking trial, or make your way across the Storms River Mouth on the popular suspension bridge. Either way you are guaranteed to be surrounded by absolutely incredible views. The natural contrast of the lush green vegetation to the roaring blue coastline will be imprinted in your memory. We arrive at our accommodation in the late afternoon with an (optional) dinner at a local restaurant that evening.

Accommodation: At the Woods Guest House
Meals: Breakfast
Distance: 150 km (2-3 hours travelling time)

Day 16: Storms River – Oudtshoorn, South Africa

We bid farewell to the coastal haven after breakfast and head to Oudtshoorn situated in the Little Karoo, as we travel along the famous Route 62. This afternoon we visit the renowned Cango Caves. The San people inhabited parts of the vast cave network over 10 000 years ago. We explore the entirety of the caves as we marvel at the various formations. Once we find the light of day again, we head off to the lodge for dinner where we will stay the night.

Accommodation: Thabile Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Distance: 250 km (3 hours travelling time)

Day 17: Oudtshoorn – Hermanus, South Africa

Oudtshoorn is the Ostrich capital of the world and is renowned for Ostrich farming. On a farm visit we are given insight into the large birds and the trade of ostrich products. This afternoon we leave Oudtshoorn and make our way to the Cape Whale Coast of Hermanus. This coastal town is renowned for spectacular whale watching between June and November. However, even outside of whale season, this charming town is worth visiting.

Accommodation: Nantucket Guest House
Meals: Breakfast
Distance: 400 km (5 hours travelling time)

Day 18: Hermanus – Stellenbosch, South Africa

A stroll along the Cliff Path during whale season offers genuinely spectacular views and the perfect viewpoint for whale watching. During whale season and depending on the swell, you can opt to view the whales on a boat trip giving you the opportunity to get up close to these gentle giants. We leave Hermanus and travel along the stunning coast stopping to visit an African penguin colony before continuing our journey to Stellenbosch, a region renowned for its wine. Upon arrival in Stellenbosch, we explore the town before heading to a wine farm in a pristine location for a tantalizing wine tasting experience. Dinner tonight will be at a restaurant (optional).

Accommodation: Auberge Rozendal
Meals: Breakfast
Distance: 100 km (2 hours travelling time)

Day 19: Stellenbosch – Cape Peninsula, South Africa

This morning we visit a classic Cape farm which is charmingly situated at the foot of the Helderberg Mountain. Take a stroll to the viewpoint that offers spectacular views over False Bay all the way to Table Mountain, if the day is clear you may be able to spot Cape Point. Prepare yourself for a surprise at lunch time! In the afternoon we travel along the serene coastline arriving in the peaceful coastal town of Noordhoek, known for one of the longest beaches in the Cape. Feel the cool sand inbetween your toes as you stroll along the beautiful beach.

Accommodation: De Noordhoek Lifestyle Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Distance: 60 km (1 hour travelling time)

Day 20: Cape Peninsula – Cape of Good Hope – Cape Town, South Africa

Today we enjoy a bit of history on our visit to the Cape of Good Hope. The towering rocks and cliffs were the sailors first and only sight of land during their extensive journey from Europe. We explore this area, taking in the infinite views from the viewing platform at the bottom of an old lighthouse. This afternoon your guide transfers you to Cape Town City Centre where we bid farewell clutching onto the remarkable memories made in South Africa, until next time!

Meals: Breakfast
Distance: 60 km (1 hour travelling time)

Onward Travel Plans

Due to on the road variable beyond our control (such as border crossings, traffic, delays, etc) on the tours. The end time on the last day can’t be guaranteed and therefore we strongly recommend you stay the night and fly out the next day. Please consult with your booking consultant.

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