Project Description

South African Highlights

10 Days

Cape Town to Johannesburg

SCHEDULED GUIDED TOUR
TIRH

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TRAVEL WITH A PURPOSE

A 10 day discovery of the secluded Cape Winelands, the road less travelled, Garden Route sites and guest house and boutique hotel hospitality experiences. Enjoy ‘Big 5’ game viewing in the Kruger National Park. Discover the African bush at a private game lodge and explore the awe-inspiring Panorama Route.

Languages Bilingual – English and German
Departure days Selected Mondays
Departure locations Sea Point hotels ±07h30
Waterfront hotels ±08h00
City hotels ±08h15
Collection times vary; are subject to the hotel collection route and will be confirmed, via the hotel, the day prior to departure
Group size 14 guests per vehicle
Additional Touring Options

Private guided tour: Itinerary available on a private basis departing on selected Mondays • On request and subject to availability (not available on Freesell) • Departure on any other day is subject to availability and a surcharge may apply • Public attractions will not be private • Other language tour guides available on request.

Self-drive tour: Available on selected Mondays • Entrance fees and excursions not included • Other day departures are subject to availability and a surcharge may apply.

Accommodation 3 and 4-star guest houses and hotels; 5-star private game lodge
Meals 9 breakfasts and 3 dinners
Transfers 2 shared airport transfers (Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg)
Entrance Fees
Taalmonument, Garden Route National Park conservation fee (Storms River Bridge), Voortrekker Monument, Blyde River Canyon, Lisbon Falls, God’s Window, Pinnacle, conservation
Excursions
Cheese and wine pairing, wine cellar tour, Stellenbosch walking tour, Cango Caves heritage tour, ostrich farm tractor tour, short
Pretoria city orientation tour, afternoon and morning open safari vehicle private game reserve game drives
Green Seat
SANParks Honorary Rangers, Endangered Wildlife Trust, Trees for Tourism
Optional Experiences En Route Midday Featherbed Nature Reserve eco experience including lunch in Knysna
Excluded: Travel insurance • Flights • 2 airport transfers • Visa fees • Porterages • 10 lunches, 6 dinners • Optional excursions • Gratuities • Personal expenses
Optional excursions en rotue: Midday Featherbed Nature Reserve eco experience including lunch in Knysna

Bilingual – English and German Departure Dates

Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
9 18 22 15 12 10 7 12 16 13 11
  • Stellenbosch walking tour
  • Wine cellar tour, cheese and wine pairing
  • Kruger National Park game viewing
  • ‘Big 5’ 5-star private game lodge

Day 1 | Monday

CAPE TOWN to WELLINGTON via CAPE WINELANDS (±115KM)

After breakfast, guests travel into the Winelands and enjoy a craft beer tasting (own account) before a walking tour of Stellenbosch. Lunch (own account). At Paarl Rock, guests visit the Afrikaanse Taalmonument. Arrive at the Wellington guest house, and enjoy time at leisure before drinks and dinner (own account) at one of the hotel’s restaurants.

Overnight at Val du Charron Guest House or similar – Breakfast.

Day 2 | Wednesday

WELLINGTON to OUDTSHOORN via ROUTE 62 (±390KM)

This morning the tour departs to Oudtshoorn, via Bainskloof Pass and Route 62. Enjoy a cheese and wine pairing followed by a cellar tour at an estate located off the world’s longest wine route. Lunch en route (own account). Arrive at the guest house. Spend time at leisure before dinner (own account).

Overnight at De Zeekoe Guest Farm or similar – Breakfast.

Day 3-4 | Thursday

OUDTSHOORN to KNYSNA via CANGO CAVES (±160km)

After breakfast, guests discover the Cango Caves, before a tractor tour at a working ostrich farm. Enjoy lunch at the restaurant (own account). Stop in Wilderness to enjoy photo opportunities and sweeping views from the Map of Africa lookout point (weather permitting) before continuing on to Knysna. Guests enjoy dinner at the hotel (own account). The following day is spent at leisure, or on optional excursions in and around Knysna. Guests can board the ferry to Featherbed Nature Reserve (own account, including lunch) enjoying the views, a 4WD vehicle or optional guided walk. Enjoy a buffet lunch on the edge of the lake. Guests spend time at leisure before dinner (own account).

Overnight at Madison Manor Boutique Hotel or similar – Breakfast.

Day 5 | Friday

KNYSNA to PORT ELIZABETH via EASTERN GARDEN ROUTE (±260km)

After an early breakfast, the tour departs for Port Elizabeth, via the Garden Route. Travel to the Storms River Mouth suspension bridge. Guests enjoy lunch (own account) in the Tsitsikamma Forest. Dine at the hotel (own account).

Overnight at The Kelway Hotel or similar – Breakfast.

Day 6 | Saturday

PORT ELIZABETH to JOHANNESBURG (Flight own arrangements and own account)

After an early breakfast, guests are collected from the hotel and transferred to Port Elizabeth International Airport for a flight to Johannesburg (not included). On arrival, guests are met and transferred to a city hotel. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Dine (own account) at the hotel or at a restaurant.

Overnight at The Capital on Bath or similar – Breakfast.

Day 7 | Sunday

JOHANNESBURG to WHITE RIVER via PRETORIA (±380km)

Guests visit the Voortrekker Monument and the Union Buildings in Pretoria en route to the Lowveld. Lunch (own account). Arrive at the hotel in the late afternoon, and enjoy time at leisure before dinner.

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

Day 8 | Monday

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

Early morning guests receive a breakfast pack to enjoy en route to the Kruger National Park for a full day’s game viewing in a closed vehicle. Guests may spot the ‘Big 5’ and other wildlife and bird species. Enjoy lunch in the park (own account). Exit at Paul Kruger Gate in the late afternoon. Dinner at the hotel.

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

Day 9 | Tuesday

HAZYVIEW to HOEDSPRUIT via PANORAMA ROUTE (±220km)

This morning guests head to the Panorama Route including the Blyde River Canyon, the Three Rondavels, God’s Window, Lisbon Falls, and the Pinnacle. Once at the lodge, guests enjoy high tea before an afternoon game drive in an open safari vehicle. Dinner at the lodge.

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

Day 10 | Wednesday

HOEDSPRUIT to JOHANNESBURG (±460km)

The tour heads back to Johannesburg following an early morning game drive and breakfast. Stop for lunch (own account) in Dullstroom. The tour ends in the late afternoon in Johannesburg.

RECOMMENDED PRE-TOUR HOTEL

La Splendida Hotel

Location: Mouille Point, Cape Town

  • Minutes from the V&A Waterfront
  • Situated on the bustling Mouille Point promenade
  • Sea and mountain-facing rooms

RECOMMENDED PRE TOUR

Cape Highlights (TITC)
  • Full day tour
  • Visit to Constantia wine estate
  • Famous city sights of Cape Town
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RECOMMENDED POST-TOUR HOTEL

Protea Hotel by Marriott Balalaika Sandton

Location: Sandton

  • Walking distance to Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square
  • Ideal for business or leisure travellers
  • Popular Bull Run Restaurant
Guests travelling on this tour support GREEN SEAT to conserve South Africa’s

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