South African Explorer
With a wonderful blend of cultures, climate and topography, South Africa offers incredible wildlife, traditional hospitality, sophisticated cities, unforgettable scenery and a sunny climate.
16 days from
per person, for 2 people
Based on departing 16/09/2017 from London Gatwick AirportView Dates
On arrival transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay. Your representative will meet you later on that day.
This morning's orientation tour takes you past famous landmarks such as the Castle of Good Hope, the baroque City Hall and the Grand Parade. Continue along the city's main thoroughfare, Adderly Street and pass the Malay Quarter on the slopes of Table Mountain. Next, ascend Table Mountain (excludes cost of cable car tickets) for a stunning bird's eye view of the city and its beaches. Time permitting, also continue round to the Milnerton area for a beautiful view of Table Mountain. Includes Breakfast
Travel from Cape Town via Montagu and Klein Karoo and stop en route at a community farm school in Barrydale, a school built in the 1960's by farmers for the labourer's children. Overnight in Oudshoorn. Includes Breakfast, Dinner
Oudtshoorn is the centre of the world's Ostrich farming industry. Enjoy an included visit to an Ostrich Farm. From there take a tour of the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves, one of the world's natural wonders. Overnight in Knysna. Includes Breakfast
Knysna nestles on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route. A leisurely start to the day to enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve to take a trailer ride to the top of Western Head to enjoy panoramic views, returning for lunch under the Milkwood trees. Includes Breakfast, Lunch
This morning transfer to Port Elizabeth airport via the Tsitisikamma Mountains for the short flight to Durban. You will be met by our representative and travel to Umhlanga via a city tour of Durban. The evening is yours to relax or explore. Includes Breakfast
After breakfast travel to Zuzuland. Visit a recreation Zulu traditional village for a display of local culture and tribal dancing. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at this special village. Includes Breakfast, Dinner
Travel to the World Heritage site of Lake St. Lucia, well know for it's bird life and large concentration of hippos and crocodiles. There is an optional 2 hour boat ride (weather permitting) followed by time at leisure in the village for shopping. Return to the hotel, with the rest of the day at leisure. Includes Breakfast
After an early breakfast, head to the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve, well know for it's conservation of black and white rhino. Enjoy an open vehicle game drive. Continue to Swaziland, an independent country within the borders of South Africa known for its lovely scenery, superb crafts and colourful indigenous culture. Visit the Swazi Candle Factory and Craft Market before arriving at the hotel late afternoon. Includes Breakfast
Travel to Mpumalanga on the edge of the Kruger National Park. Rest of the day at leisure. Includes Breakfast, Dinner
Kruger is one of the world's great national parks, home to a stunning array of wildlife. The day begins with an early morning game drive with a pre-packed breakfast. Look out for the 'Big Five' (rhino, elephant, leopard, lion and buffalo), as well as a vast range of birdlife. The afternoon is yours to relax or you may wish to enjoy an optional late afternoon game drive. Includes Breakfast
After breakfast enjoy a leisurely tour, driving along the spectacular Panorama Route offering views of amazing scenery, including the 26 kilometre-long Blyde River Canyon. Next stop is the historic Gods Window, a breathtaking view of the edge of the escarpment taking in the Kruger National Park. You will also have the opportunity to join the optional trip to the Bourkes Luck Potholes at the meeting point of the Blyde River (river of joy) and the Treur River (river of sorrow). Return to the lodge in the afternoon where you may join an optional afternoon game drive. Includes Breakfast, Dinner
Admire the scenery as you travel from Mpumalanga, known as 'paradise country' and considered to be one of the most geographically diverse and beautiful places in South Africa. Includes Breakfast
Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK or extend your stay in Johannesburg or Victoria Falls. Includes Breakfast
The Garden Route is home to some of the best land based whale watching in the world. Between June and November you can expect to see Southern Right whales, Humpbacks and Bryde's whales, sometimes only metres from shore.
A visa is required for entry into Zambia for the Victoria Falls extension. Paid for an arrival in cash at US$50 per person. Please refer to www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice prior to departure for the latest requirements.
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Good value for money providing and a very good insight into South African culture and every day life.
Overall good value for money
An excellent holiday. Itinerary great, tour guides great - South Africa is amazing
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I loved South Africa. Table Mountain was an experience, the ostrich farm, staying in a Zulu village, seeing all the animals in Kruger National Park, we only had three nights in Kruger but would have liked more time. It was a wonderful holiday
Fantastic holiday a great experience , lived up to all our expectations. Both tour guides were very good especially Nigel whose knowledge was exceptional. Kruger park was amazing and saw all the Big 5
What a great experience from start to finish,transport hotels and excursions where exellent two superb tour guides.
A fabulous time was had by all 4 of us
We enjoyed our holiday very much. However it was spoiled at the beginning of the Zambia extension as we waited 1 1/2 hours for our included transfer pick up to the airport which did not come. We then had to get a taxi at a cost of £27 and only just m...
We enjoyed our holiday very much. However it was spoiled at the beginning of the Zambia extension as we waited 1 1/2 hours for our included transfer pick up to the airport which did not come. We then had to get a taxi at a cost of £27 and only just made it for the flight. We tried ringing the help number but no one answered. What would have happened if we had missed the flight?
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