Penguin at Boulders

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"BEST OF SOUTHERN AFRICA"


The ultimate tour of southern Africa - splendid scenery, exciting wildlife and ethnic diversity
18-day tour from Cape Town via the Garden Route to Durban, Swaziland and Kruger Park.

This tour can be totally personalised to incorporate your interests/hobbies - eg: golf, horse riding, surfing, diving, etc.

From R54900

All prices quoted are on a per person basis with a minimum of 2 persons; single supplement on request.

Day 1 CAPE TOWN
Arrive Cape Town International Airport. Transfer to Guest Lodge.

Day 2 CAPE TOWN
Overview of Cape Town and then we drive around the Cape Peninsula via Muizenberg, Fish Hoek, Simon's Town and Boulders to see Jackass Penguins; and then on to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Cape Point and return to Guest Lodge via Hout Bay, 12 Apostles, Camps Bay.

Day 3 CAPE TOWN
Day at leisure. Take the cable car up Table Mountain and/or visit Robben Island (both optional extras) or simply enjoy the atmosphere and activity at the Waterfront. Overnight at Guest Lodge.

Day 4 CAPE TOWN / WINELANDS
We visit the scenically beautiful Cape Winelands area and enjoy 2 wine tastings and then lunch at historic estate (for own account). Afternoon at leisure; overnight at Guest Lodge in Franschhoek (known as the Food & Wine capital of the Cape!)

Day 5 CAPE TOWN - OUDTSHOORN
Travel Route 62 via Montagu and the 'Klein Karoo' to Oudtshoorn, ostrich capital of the world. Guided tour of Ostrich Show Farm; overnight in Oudtshoorn.

Day 6 OUDTSHOORN - KNYSNA
Morning at leisure - highly recommended that you either tour the vast limestone Cango Caves OR join a 'Meerkat Magic' tour and watch meerkats in nature! (This is the world's only wild meerkat conservation project.) Both tours for own account. After lunch travel to quaint Knysna (shopping opportunity). Overnight in Knysna.

Day 7 KNYSNA
Leisurely start before lagoon cruise to Featherbed Nature Reserve, trailer ride to the top of Western Head, and walk back through milkwood trees for lunch. Afternoon at leisure; overnight in Knysna.

Day 8 KNYSNA - PORT ELIZABETH
Travel via Tsitsikamma Forest to Port Elizabeth. Overnight in Port Elizabeth.

Day 9 PORT ELIZABETH - DURBAN
Transfer for Durban flight; on arrival overview of Durban highlights; overnight at Guest Lodge in Durban.

Day 10 DURBAN
Day at leisure in Durban. Opportunity for optional Day Excursion - do a "Battlefields" tour, or take a thrilling canopy ride through the forests of Howick or enjoy a day at UShaka Marine World (for own account).

Day 11 DURBAN - ZULULAND
Depart Durban and travel to Zululand. Visit a traditional Zulu village for lunch and a show. Proceed to Hluhluwe region for game drive and overnight.

Day 12 ZULULAND - SWAZILAND
Travel to Swaziland. Visit craft market and Swazi candle-making home industry (producing creative and reasonably priced range of candles). Overnight in Swaziland.

Day 13 SWAZILAND - MPUMALANGA
Visit a glass factory (renowned for its exquisite and inexpensive items made from recycled glass). Re-enter South Africa, travel to Kruger National Park. Late afternoon or sunset open vehicle game drives (optional and for own account) OR game driving with Joy till the Park gates close. Overnight in Kruger National Park.

Day 14 KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
Early morning coffee or tea. Full day game driving with Joy, searching in earnest for the BIG FIVE (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino). Overnight in Kruger National Park.

Day 15 KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
Early morning coffee or tea. Full day game driving with Joy. Overnight in Kruger National Park.

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LUXURY PRIVATE GAME LODGE OPTION
DAYS 14 and/or 15 PRIVATE GAME LODGE
Luxuriate at one of the world famous private Game Lodges adjoining the Kruger National Park. Enjoy all meals, luxury "bush" accommodation, gourmet cuisine and 2 game safari / nature drives per day. Transportation provided to and from private game lodge.

DAY 16 MPUMALANGA
Travel via scenic "Panorama Route" - enjoy waterfalls, God's Window, Pilgrim's Rest, Blyde River Canyon; overnight in scenic Mpumalanga.

DAY 17 MPUMALANGA - JOHANNESBURG
After leisurely breakfast, travel to Johannesburg. Afternoon at leisure or do a Soweto Tour (own account). Overnight at a Guest Lodge in Sandton.

DAY 18 JOHANNESBURG
If time permits (and if not done the previous afternoon) do a morning tour of Soweto (own account).
Personal transfer to airport or railway station for onward journey.



Cape Town Waterfront