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Best of South Africa2018-11-01T14:25:00+00:00

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Best of South Africa

8 Days

Johannesburg to Cape Town

CLASSIC SCHEDULED GUIDED TOUR
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Experience the best of South Africa on this 8-day tour. Spot the ‘Big 5’ in a world-renowned private game reserve and appreciate the awe-inspiring sights of the Panorama Route and Cape Peninsula. Savour local cuisine and cherish true hospitality.

Languages English and German
Departure days Saturdays
Departure locations By arrangement from O.R. Tambo International Airport in the morning
Vehicle Luxury sedan or minibus
Group size 2-8 guests
Accommodation 4-star hotels; 5-star private game lodge
Meals 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 4 dinners
Entrance Fees
Constitution Hill, Liliesleaf Farm, Voortrekker Monument, Blyde River Canyon, Lisbon Falls, God’s Window, Pinnacle,
conservation fees into Kruger National Park and a private game reserve
Transfers
3 shared airport transfers (within 2 days before or after the tour)
Excursions
Short Pretoria city orientation tour, afternoon and morning open safari vehicle private game reserve game drives

English Departure Dates 

Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
3,17 1,15,29 12,26 9,23 9,23 6,20 4,18 1,15,29 13,27 10.,24 7,21 5,19

German Departure Dates 

Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
10,24 8,22 5,19 2,16 2,16,30 13,27 11,25 8,22 6,20 3,17,31 14,28 12,26
  • Johannesburg and Soweto sights
  • ‘Big 5’ private game reserve
  • Kruger National Park
  • Panorama Route
  • Cape Town sights

Day 1 | Saturday

DAY OF ARRIVAL – JOHANNESBURG (±100km)

On arrival, guests are met and transferred to the hotel. The afternoon is spent on a Soweto and Johannesburg city tour. Highlights on the afternoon tour include Constitution Hill, the vibrant Maboneng precinct, Nelson Mandela Bridge, as well as the famous Vilakazi Street and Hector Pieterson Memorial site in Soweto, ending the day at the historical Liliesleaf Farm. Return to the hotel late afternoon, in time to freshen up and dine at the hotel (own account).

Overnight at Hallmark House or similar – Breakfast.

Day 2 | Sunday

JOHANNESBURG to WHITE RIVER via PRETORIA (±380km)

After breakfast, the tour departs from Johannesburg to White River by way of Pretoria. In Pretoria, guests are taken on an orientation tour, a trip to the Voortrekker Monument, and then to the Union Buildings, where they can enjoy the views and have a photo opportunity at the Nelson Mandela statue. Lunch is enjoyed en route (own account) before arriving at the hotel and enjoying dinner.

Overnight at Country Boutique Hotel or similar – Dinner and breakfast.

Day 3 | Monday

WHITE RIVER to HAZYVIEW via KRUGER NATIONAL PARK (±150km)

Guests wake up early to enjoy breakfast before entering the iconic Kruger National Park at Numbi Gate to enjoy a full day’s game viewing in a closed vehicle. The park boasts one of the largest and most successful conservation schemes in the world, and the diversity of fauna and flora promise an unforgettable bushveld experience. The tour stops for lunch in the park (own account) and then later, exit at Kruger Gate to head to the hotel for dinner.

Overnight at Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate or similar – Dinner and breakfast.

Day 4 | Tuesday

HAZYVIEW to HOEDSPRUIT via PANORAMA ROUTE (±220km)

After an early breakfast, guests head to one of Mpumalanga’s most magnificent topographical attractions: The Blyde River Canyon and the Three Rondavels. The Panorama Route affords guests memorable views of the more significant sights in this area including God’s Window, Lisbon Falls, and The Pinnacle. Once at the lodge, guests enjoy high tea before heading off for an afternoon game drive in an open safari vehicle, then returning to the lodge for dinner.

Overnight at Makalali Main Lodge or similar – Dinner, breakfast, and 2 game activities.

Day 5 | Wednesday

HOEDSPRUIT to JOHANNESBURG (±460km)
JOHANNESBURG to CAPE TOWN (Flight own arrangements and own account)

Guests go for an early morning game drive in an open safari vehicle, and then head back to the lodge for breakfast. The tour then returns to Johannesburg, via the charming town of Dullstroom, where guests can stop for lunch (own account) and take short a walk through the town (time permitting). Guests arrive in Johannesburg in time for an early evening flight to Cape Town. Guests arriving at Cape Town International Airport are assisted on arrival and transferred to a city hotel. Dinner is enjoyed at the hotel (own account).

Overnight at La Splendida Hotel or similar – Breakfast.

Day 6 | Thursday

CAPE TOWN AT LEISURE

Cape Town boasts a smorgasbord of delights, including an impressive mountain range, an inviting night life, extensive shopping venues, world-class art and cultural events. After breakfast, guests spend the morning at leisure discovering the Mother City or join an optional, guided full day Cape Point tour (own account) including Cape Point, Boulder’s Beach (entrance fee for own account) and Kirstenbosch Gardens. Dinner is savoured at a V&A Waterfront restaurant (own account).

Overnight at La Splendida Hotel or similar – Breakfast.

Day 7 | Friday

CAPE TOWN AT LEISURE

After breakfast, guests enjoy a full day at leisure, or touring of Cape Town including visits to Table Mountain (own account and weather permitting) and the Castle of Good Hope. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Guests dine at the hotel, in town (own account).

Overnight at La Splendida Hotel or similar – Breakfast.

Day 8 | Saturday

DAY OF DEPARTURE

The tour concludes after breakfast. Guests are transferred to Cape Town International Airport.

RECOMMENDED POST TOUR

Mother City – Untold Stories of Cape Town (TICM)
  • Full day Cape Town story-telling tour
  • Departs Cape Town daily; English
  • Cape Malay, Bo-Kaap
  • Castle of Good Hope
  • Local community project
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