Best of South Africa Tour

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Best of South Africa Tour

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Length of trip:

16 days

Approximate price of this trip per person:

from $ 3000 to $ 4000

Best travel dates to go:

Any time.


Detailed Description of this trip:

Your South Africa Tour can be a combination of many creative possibilities for you to experience South and Southern Africa. Botswana, Victoria Falls, Zambia Safaris are easy add ons to a South Africa Tour. Your tour to South Africa can be as diverse as you want, as we custom design South Africa Vacations and Tours. This means your South Africa Holiday can incorporate a city visits such as Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, Safaris ie the Kruger National Park, Garden Route Tours, Cultural Tours, privately guided tours, Self Drive South Africa tours.



Trip Itinerary:

  • Day 1 - On the Plane

    Commercial Flight

    Depart the USA on your overnight flight to South Africa.

  • Day 2 - Johannesburg

    Arrive Johannesburg.

    Arrive in Johannesburg today. After clearing customs and immigration, transfer to your hotel situated in the upmarket suburb of Sandton.

    Food and Dining

    This evening join your Tour Director and fellow tour members for a welcome drink followed by dinner.

    Hotel

    Stay at Sandton Hilton D.

  • Day 3 - Johannesburg

    Johannesburg - Dullstroom.
    Sightseeing

    Drive to Soweto for a tour through the city with its bustling business area and suburbs with homes ranging from shacks to mansions. Drive past the Hector Peterson Memorial and President Mandela's home.

    Sightseeing

    Continue to the administrative capital of South Africa for visits to the Union Buildings and the Voortrekker Monument.

    Food and Dining

    In the afternoon, travel via Witbank and Middelburg to Dullstroom for dinner and overnight.

    Hotel

    Stay at Critchley Hackle. BD.

  • Day 4 - South Africa

    Dullstroom - Kruger National Park.
    Sightseeing

    Travel along the Mpumalanga Panorama Route visiting places of scenic beauty such as the spectacular Blyde River Canyon, Bourkes Luck Potholes, God's Window and the restored mining village of Pilgrim's Rest.

    Hotel

    Late afternoon arrival at the lodge situated just outside the main gate of Kruger National Park.

    Food and Dining

    Dinner at the lodge.

    Hotel

    Stay at Kruger Gate Lodge. BD.

  • Day 5 - South Africa

    National Parks

    Depart early with a picnic breakfast for a full day of game viewing from open 4X4 safari vehicles. The Kruger National Park supports great numbers and varieties of amphibians, reptiles, birds and 147 mammal species including the Big 5.

    Food and Dining

    Late afternoon return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

    Hotel

    Stay at Kruger Gate Lodge. BD.

  • Day 6 - Swaziland

    Kruger National Park - Swaziland.
    Safari

    Depart after breakfast for a final morning of game viewing while travelling south through the park. Almost immediately after exiting the park, enter the Kingdom of Swaziland and travel via Piggs Peak and the capital, Mbabane, to the Ezulwini Valley for dinner and overnight.

    Hotel

    Stay at Ezulwini. BD.

  • Day 7 - Eshowe

    Swaziland - Eshowe.
    Sightseeing

    Visit a local market before continuing the journey south through Manzini and Big Bend to the border. Cross back into South Africa Ð northern Zululand Ð and travel through sugar cane and pineapple plantations via Hluhluwe to Eshowe and your hotel which is built in the style of a Zulu village.

    Performing Arts

    After checking in, enjoy a cultural experience followed by dinner.

    Hotel

    Stay at Shakaland. BD.

  • Day 8 - Durban

    Eshowe - Durban.
    Private Car Service

    Travel along the Kwazulu-Natal north coast to Durban for a tour of the city ending at the hotel situated across the road from the beach. The afternoon is at leisure.

    Hotel

    Stay at Edward Hotel. B.

  • Day 9 - Durban

    Durban - Port Elizabeth - Knysna.
    Commercial Flight

    Transfer to the airport for the early morning flight to Port Elizabeth.

    Sightseeing

    On arrival, there is a short tour of the city before beginning the journey along the Garden Route. Travel to the Tsitsikamma National Park for a visit to the Big Tree and the Storms River Mouth.

    Private Car Service

    Continue to Keurbooms for lunch and then via Plettenberg Bay to Knysna.

    Shopping

    Remainder of the day at leisure to enjoy the village centre with its many art & craft shops.

    Hotel

    Stay at Knysna Quays Hotel. BL.

  • Day 10 - South Africa

    Knysna.

    Transfer to the jetty for the ferry across the lagoon to the Featherbed Nature Reserve for the trailer ride to the top of the Western Head.

    Food and Dining

    Either walk back down with the guide or return by trailer to the tavern for a fish BBQ lunch.

    Private Car Service

    Return to Knysna by ferry and transfer to the station to board the Outeniqua Choo-tjoe steam train to Wilderness. Return to Knysna late this afternoon.

    Hotel

    Stay at Knysna Quays Hotel. BL.

  • Day 11 - Oudtshoorn

    Knysna - Oudtshoorn - Witsand.
    Sightseeing

    Travel via George and the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn. Visit the Cango Caves followed by a tour of an ostrich farm. Continue via the Robinson Pass to Mossel Bay for a visit to the museum and then on via Riversdale to the seaside resort of Witsand for dinner and overnight.

    Hotel

    Stay at Breede River Lodge. BD.

  • Day 12 - Cape Town

    Witsand - Cape Town.
    Sightseeing

    Depart after breakfast and travel via Swellendam and the apple orchards of Elgin to the university town of Stellenbosch.

    Wine

    After lunch, visit a local estate for a cellar tour and wine tasting before completing the last sector of the journey to Cape Town.

    Hotel

    Late afternoon arrival at the hotel situated near the V&A Waterfront. Stay at Radisson Hotel Waterfront. BL.

  • Day 13 - Cape Town

    Safari

    Drive through the Atlantic seaboard suburbs of Sea Point, Clifton, Camps Bay and via Hout Bay and Chapman's Peak Drive to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve at Cape Point.

    Sightseeing

    After a trip to the vantage point, continue to Simonstown for lunch and a visit to the penguin colony. Return to the city via Muizenberg and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

    Hotel

    Stay at Radisson Hotel Waterfront. BL.

  • Day 14 - Cape Town

    Relaxation

    Enjoy a full day at leisure.

    Food and Dining

    This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner.

    Hotel

    Stay at Radisson Hotel Waterfront. BD.

  • Day 15 - Cape Town

    Cape Town-Depart.
    Relaxation

    The morning is at leisure.

    Later, transfer to the airport for the overnight flight to the USA. B.

  • Day 16 - United States

    Commercial Flight

    Arrive in the USA early this morning.

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