South African Explorer

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Key inclusions

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • South Africa

  • On the go pace

  • Classic escorted tour

With a wonderful blend of cultures, climate and topography, South Africa offers incredible wildlife, traditional hospitality, sophisticated cities, unforgettable scenery and a sunny climate.

At a glance


  • Table Mountain
  • Ostrich Farm visit
  • Featherbed Nature Reserve
  • Zululand Cultural Show
  • Swazi Glass Factory
  • Blyde River Canyon 
  • God's Window
South African Explorer Map

What's included

  • VIP private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • All airport taxes

Customer Reviews

The holiday was great and every day was amazing with...

28th July 2017
Mr Darren Schofield

The holiday was great and every day was amazing with varied locations. The highlight was Kruger National Park. The food was suberb and great value for money. Hotels were nice and the staff really friendly.

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26th May 2017
Trusted Customer

Good value for money providing and a very good insight...

3rd March 2017
Mr Brian Summers

Good value for money providing and a very good insight into South African culture and every day life.

Overall good value for money...

2nd March 2017
Mr John Smith

Overall good value for money

An excellent holiday. Itinerary great, tour guides great - South...

2nd March 2017
Mrs Pamela Whitby

An excellent holiday. Itinerary great, tour guides great - South Africa is amazing

See my comment under "Your Customer Experience". PS: This has taken...

1st March 2017
Mr Colin Jannaway

See my comment under "Your Customer Experience". PS: This has taken much more than the 15 seconds quoted in the email !

Overview

With a wonderful blend of cultures, climate and topography, South Africa offers incredible wildlife, traditional hospitality, sophisticated cities, unforgettable scenery and a sunny climate.

 

 

 

Total meals included:

  • 13 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners

Depart UK

Day
1

No meals included

Arrive Cape Town

Day
2

On arrival transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay. Your representative will meet you later on that day.

No meals included

Cape Town

Day
3

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Cape Town - Oudtshoorn

Day
4

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Oudtshoorn - Knysna

Day
5

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Knysna

Day
6

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Kynsna - Port Elizabeth - Durban - Umhlanga

Day
7

This morning transfer to Port Elizabeth airport via the Tsitisikamma Mountains for the short flight to Durban. On arrival travel to Umhlanga via a city tour of Durban. The evening is yours to relax or explore.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Umhlanga -Shakaland

Day
8

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Shakaland - Umfolozi

Day
9

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Umfolozi - Swaziland

Day
10

After an early breakfast, head to the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve, well known 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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Swaziland - Mpumalanga

Day
11

Travel to Mpumalanga on the edge of the Kruger National Park. Rest of the day at leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Mpumalanga - Kruger National Park - Mpumalanga

Day
12

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Mpumalanga

Day
13

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Mpumalanga - Johannesburg

Day
14

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Johannesburg - UK

Day
15

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Home landing in the UK

Day
16

No meals included

Things to note

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Cape Town: PH Breakwater
  • Oudtshoorn: Queens Hotel
  • Knysna: Knysna Log Inn
  • Umhlanga (for Durban): Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge
  • Zululand: Shakaland Hotel and Protea Hotel Umfolozi River
  • Swaziland: Lugogo Sun
  • Mpumalanga: Protea Hotel Kruger Gate OR Sabi River Sun
  • Johannesburg: PH Wanderers

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