South Africa Lodge Safaris

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Enjoy a Big Five safari in the pristine wilderness of South Africa’s premier game reserve, the Kruger National Park, before travelling to Cape Town to explore its many and diverse attractions, including a day tour of the spectacular Cape Peninsula, with Chapman’s Peak Drive, Cape Point Nature Reserve and Hout Bay as fantastic highlights. Finish off your amazing 10 day trip to South Africa with a relaxing journey along the scenic splendor of the acclaimed Garden Route.

ITINERARY

Day 1: JOHANNESBURG to KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
On the morning of day one you will be collected from your hotel and head east to the Mpumalanga region. After freshening up at the lodge, we will make our way into the world famous Kruger National Park, and spend the afternoon spotting wildlife. The reserve offers some of the best game viewing opportunities in the world, and you will soon realise why a visit to the Kruger National Park is considered the highlight of many people’s trips to Africa.
Included meals: dinner

Day 2: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
This morning is a highlight for any nature lover. Your morning game drive inside the Kruger National Park will be conducted in an open 4WD game viewing vehicle with an experience english speaking guide. An open game drive vehicle allows you to feel closer to nature, and your guide will try to find you some excellent wildlife sightings. You will return to the lodge in the late morning to freshen up and enjoy an (own expense) lunch.
In the afternoon you will enjoy another game drive inside Kruger National Park in your touring vehicle before returning to your lodge in the early evening for a well deserved dinner.
Included meals: breakfast and dinner

Day 3: MPUMALANGA
Enjoy breakfast before setting out to explore the magnificent Panorama Route, one of the most scenic routes in the region. This drive offers glorious views, spectacular landscapes and exquisite waterfalls. Visit magnificent sights such as God’s Window, the Three Rondawels, the Blyde River Canyon (the third largest canyon of its kind in the world), Bourkes Luck Potholes, and the delightful village of Graskop, one of the first gold mining camps in the country.
Included meals: breakfast & dinner

Day 4: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK to JOHANNESBURG to CAPE TOWN
We will have breakfast before starting the return journey to Johannesburg. We will arrive in Johannesburg, at OR Tambo International Airport, at approximately 14h30, and catch a flight to Cape Town. On arrival in Cape Town, the oldest city in South Africa, and the home of Table Mountain, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax, or explore the city (un-guided).
Included meals: breakfast

Day 5: CAPE TOWN
Today we will join a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula. Drive through Sea Point, the seaside village of Hout Bay, and then to Cape Point where it is said that the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. We will make our way back to Cape Town through the historic naval base of Simon’s Town and Muizenberg, and visit the remarkable and picturesque Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, a centre for the preservation of the region’s unique flora.
Included meals: breakfast

Day 6: CAPE TOWN (UNESCORTED)
Day six is yours to do with what you will. Perhaps enjoy a trip up Table Mountain (own account), or simply explore hustle and bustle of the city. Although a small city, Cape Town is packed with sightseeing attractions, and excellent bars, cafes and restaurants, as well as colourful craft markets. There is also the Two Oceans Aquarium and Robben Island to explore, or alternatively relax on one of Cape Town’s many famous and picturesque beaches.
Included meals: breakfast

Day 7: CAPE TOWN to PRINCE ALBERT
Today we travel through the picturesque Hex River Valley, surrounded by magnificent mountains. This area is considered to be the biggest producer of table grapes in South Africa. Enjoy a wine tasting along a route that boasts the longest harvest season in the world.

Continue to Matjiesfontein, where a part of the local hotel served as a convalescent hospital for British officers during the Anglo-Boer War. The entire village was declared a National Heritage Site in 1975 and is today a charming, beautifully restored throwback to the late Victorian era.

The journey continues to Prince Albert, another delightful village, dating back to 1762. The town is known for its sun-ripened fresh and dried fruit, vineyards, olives and local cheese. Overnight in picturesque town of Prince Albert.
Included meals: breakfast

Day 8: PRINCE ALBERT to OUDTSHOORN
After breakfast, we enjoy a spectacular drive through Meiringspoort Pass, with breathtaking rock formations and jaw-dropping beauty, as the road winds its way through the Swartberg Mountains to the quaint Little Karoo village of De Rust.

Continue to Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world and home to the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves. Enjoy a tour of one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ages. In the afternoon, visit an Ostrich Farm for a guided tour. Overnight in Oudtshoorn.
Included meals: breakfast and dinner

Day 9: OUDTSHOORN to KNYSNA
After and unhurried breakfast, we ravel over the Outeniqua Pass to George, the sixth oldest town in South Africa, with many historical landmarks such as the Slave Tree and King Edward VII Library building; said to be the best example of Edwardian architecture in the town. The tour travels via Wilderness, an attractive holiday resort to Knysna, known as the oyster box of South Africa, nestling on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route.

Enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, where you can take a trailer ride to the top of the Western Head to enjoy panoramic views of the town and lagoon, returning for lunch under the milkwood trees. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore this charming town set around a natural harbour lagoon. Overnight in Knysna
Included meals: breakfast and lunch

Day 10: KNYSNA
Visit the Garden of Eden, set in the lush, indigenous Knysna forest,
and Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary. Continue to the famous Eastern
Head with spectacular views of the Knysna Heads (weather permitting)
and finally to Brenton on Sea, with its unspoilt beaches and peaceful
surroundings. Rest of day at leisure.
Included meals: breakfast

DAY 11: KNYSNA to PORT ELIZABETH
After breakfast, you’ll be transferred (unescorted, driver only) to Port Elizabeth. You’ll head eastwards along the Tsitsikamma Forest to Port Elizabeth, known as the “friendly city”, with a wonderful climate. The tour ends on arrival in Port Elizabeth. Guests may disembark, on request, at Port Elizabeth Airport.
Included meals: breakfast

Price: (01Jan19 – 31Dec19)

High Season: 01Jan19 – 31Mar19 & 01Oct19 – 31Dec19
R 30 730.00 per person sharing (comfortable accommodation)
R 31 845.00 per person sharing (a cut above accommodation)
R 32 100.00 per person sharing (best of the best accommodation)

Low Season: 01Apr19 – 30Sep19
R 29 125.00 per person sharing (comfortable accommodation)
R 30 215.00 per person sharing (a cut above accommodation)
R 30 470.00 per person sharing (premium accommodation)

Please contact us for information on the different types of accommodation options

   

FROM

R29 125 pps

11 days

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Big 5 Game viewing in Kruger National Park

  • Mpumalanga Panorama Route

  • Full day Cape Peninsular Tour

  • Scenic splendour of the Garden Route

PRICE INCLUDES

  • 9 x breakfasts, 1 x lunch and 4 dinners

  • Accommodation as per itinerary

  • All transportation and open safari vehicles

  • Porterage and sightseeing as specified

This safari has set departure dates:

2019
08Jan19 – 18Jan19
22Jan19 – 01Feb19
29Jan19 – 08Feb19
05Feb19 – 15Feb19
12Feb19 – 22Feb19
19Feb19 – 01Mar19
26Feb19 – 08Mar19
05Mar19 – 15Mar19
12Mar19 – 22Mar19
19Mar19 – 29Mar19
26Mar19 – 05Apr19
09Apr19 – 19Apr19
23Apr19 – 03May19
07May19 – 17May19
21May19 – 31May19
04Jun19 – 14Jun19
18Jun19 – 28Jun19
02Jul19 – 12Jul19
16Jul19 – 26Jul19
30Jul19 – 09Aug19
13Aug19 – 23Aug19
27Aug19 – 06Sep19
03Sep19 – 13Sep19
10Sep19 – 20Sep19
17Sep19 – 27Sep19
24Sep19 – 04Oct19
01Oct19 – 11Oct19
08Oct19 – 18Oct19
15Oct19 – 25Oct19
22Oct19 – 01Nov19
29Oct19 – 08Nov19
05Nov19 – 15Nov19
12Nov19 – 22Nov19
19Nov19 – 29Nov19
26Nov19 – 06Dec19
10Dec19 – 20Dec19

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