Project Description

Taste of South Africa

9 Days

Johannesburg to Cape Town

SCHEDULED GUIDED TOUR
TIRT

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TRAVEL WITH A PURPOSE

Experience either Johannesburg city or Soweto, combined with an authentic safari experience at the world-renowned Kruger National Park; delight in local cuisine and explore the Garden Route, Cape Town city, winelands and Peninsula on this 9 day adventure.

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Languages English and German
Group size 30 guests per vehicle
Departure days Selected Fridays
Collection time based on the optional tour departure from Protea Hotel by Marriott Balalaika
Departure locations Protea Hotel by Marriott Balalaika
Transport Luxury sedan, minibus or coach and open safari vehicle
Additional Touring Options

Private guided tour: Itinerary available on a private basis departing on selected days • On request and subject to availability (not available on Freesale) • 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.

Accommodation 3 and 4-star camp and hotels
Meals 8 breakfasts and 2 dinners
Entrance Fees
Kruger National Park conservation fee, Garden Route National Park conservation fee (Storms River Bridge)
Transfers
Port Elizabeth Airport to hotel
Excursions
4 Kruger National Park game viewing activities and Taste of Cape Town full day tour
Green Seat
SANParks Honorary Rangers, Endangered Wildlife Trust, Trees for Tourism

Excluded: Travel insurance • Flights • Visa fees • Airport transfers • Porterage • 9 lunches, 6 dinners • Optional excursions • Gratuities •  Personal expenses

Optional excursions en route: Johannesburg and Soweto Highlights afternoon tour • Ostrich farm tractor tour • Cango Caves heritage tour • Cheese and wine pairing, cellar tour • Morning Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

  • Experience Johannesburg city and Soweto
  • Overnight in the Kruger National Park
  • Experience ‘Big 5’ open safari vehicle game viewing
  • Explore the Garden Route
  • Experience Cape Town city, winelands and Peninsula

English Departure Dates 

Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
13 11 29 12 12 16 14 25 23 13 17 15

German Departure Dates 

Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
6, 20 4 22 5, 19 5, 19 9, 23 7 11 9 6, 20 10, 24 8, 22

Day 1 | Friday

DAY OF ARRIVAL (±30km)

Guests enjoy the day at leisure or alternatively take an optional, guided afternoon city tour of Johannesburg or Soweto (own account). Return to the hotel late afternoon. Guests enjoy dinner (own account) either at the hotel or at one of the many restaurants in Sandton.

Overnight at Protea Hotel by Marriott Balalaika or similar – Breakfast.

Day 2 | Saturday

JOHANNESBURG to KRUGER NATIONAL PARK (±400km)

Guests enjoy breakfast (own arrangements and for own account) before they are collected from the hotel and head to the Kruger National Park. The tour will stop along the way at padstals/farms stalls where guests can sample the local produce, crafts and delicatessen (own account). Arrive at the camp in the afternoon. Nkambeni Safari Camp consists of 150 en-suite timber and canvas tents on a raised wooden platform, looking out onto the concession, which is situated within the Kruger National Park. The camp is involved with the local community and contributes to their development and upliftment. Guests can freshen up on arrival, and spend time at leisure before embarking on an afternoon game drive in an open safari vehicle in the Kruger National Park and enjoying sundowners in the bush along the way. The Kruger National Park forms part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park. At 20 000 km² the park is roughly the size of the Netherlands. Guests return to the camp. Enjoy dinner before retiring for the night.

Nkambeni Safari Camp or similar – Dinner and breakfast and 2 game viewing activities.

Day 3 | Sunday

FULL DAY IN THE KRUGER NATIONAL PARK (±250km)

Guests enjoy a morning game drive in the Kruger National Park in an open safari vehicle. The Kruger National Park supports a large variety of fauna and flora including some bird species which are rare and endemic to the area and this diversity ensures an unforgettable bush experience. After breakfast, guests spend the day at leisure (lunch for own account) and then hop on an open safari vehicle for an afternoon game viewing activity, returning to camp to enjoy dinner.

Nkambeni Safari Camp or similar – Dinner and breakfast and 2 game viewing activities.

Day 4 | Monday

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK to JOHANNESBURG (±400km)

Guests enjoy early morning game viewing from an open safari vehicle, before returning to the camp for breakfast. The tour departs, after breakfast, for Johannesburg. Enjoy lunch (own account) en route. Arrive at O.R. Tambo International Airport late afternoon for the flight to Port Elizabeth. Guests are transferred to hotel (included) and then enjoy dinner (own account).

Overnight at Kelway Hotel or similar – breakfast.

Day 5 | Tuesday

PORT ELIZABETH to PLETTENBERG BAY via EASTERN GARDEN ROUTE (±255km)

Guests enjoy breakfast at the hotel and depart for the Garden Route around midday. The Garden Route derives its name from the ecologically diverse vegetation of the area found between the Indian Ocean and the Tsitsikamma mountains. Guests enjoy lunch in Tsitsikamma (own account) and take a short walk to the suspension bridge of the Storms River Mouth. Guests arrive at the beach hotel in Keurboomstrand and enjoy time at leisure. Guests can enjoy walks on the beach, and stunning sunsets.Dine at the resort’s restaurant (own account).

Overnight at The Dunes Hotel & Resort or similar – Breakfast.

Day 6 | Wednesday

PLETTENBERG BAY to OUDTSHOORN via CANGO CAVES (±160km)

After a hearty breakfast, guests depart for Oudtshoorn in the Klein Karoo, via Knysna. This morning’s excursion gives guests the opportunity to photograph the Knysna Lagoon and the Knysna Heads.Travelling inland to the ostrich capital of the world, Oudtshoorn, driving over the Outeniqua Pass, the tour arrives in time for lunch (own account) at an ostrich farm on the outskirts of Oudtshoorn, where a tractor tour (own account) introduces guests to the ostrich industry. In the Cango Valley guests discover the spectacular subterranean world of the Cango Caves (own account). Arriving at the hotel, guests enjoy the afternoon at leisure, and have the opportunity to explore the charming country setting and enjoy dinner (own account).

Overnight at Protea Hotel by Marriott Riempie Estate or similar – Breakfast.

Day 7 | Thursday

OUDTSHOORN to CAPE TOWN via CAPE WINELANDS (±450km)

After breakfast, the tour journeys westwards, along Route 62 and via the Cape Winelands, to Cape Town. Route 62 is an iconic route with intoxicating and ever-changing landscapes and is possibly the world’s longest wine route. Lunch en route (own account). Guests visit a wine estate for a cheese and wine pairing followed by a guided cellar tour in the Robertson wine valley (own account). Guests arrive at their hotel in Cape Town. This evening’s dinner can be enjoyed at the hotel (own account), or one of the many world class restaurants located in close proximity to the hotel.

Overnight at StayEasy Cape Town City Bowl or similar – Breakfast.

Day 8 | Friday

TITC FULL DAY TOUR

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 day discovering the Mother City on a guided full day Taste of Cape Town tour, visiting the highlights of the peninsula, winelands and city. Dine out or at the hotel (own account).

Overnight at StayEasy Cape Town City Bowl or similar – Breakfast.

Day 9  | Saturday

DAY OF DEPARTURE – MORNING AT LEISURE in CAPE TOWN

Guests enjoy breakfast at the hotel before spending the last day of the tour at leisure. Depart the city to the airport (own account).

Guests travelling on this tour support GREEN SEAT to conserve South Africa’s

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WILDLIFE

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