12 Day – “The Highlights of Southern Africa” Tour

This is a short compact tour that covers all the highlights of Southern Africa. Great attractions such as the magnificent “Panorama Route”, the world renowned Kruger National Park, the beautiful mother city of South Africa – Cape Town and one of the natural wonders of the world – Victoria Falls.

Minimum number of persons: 4

Size of group: Max 8

 

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Description

Dates – On Demand

Duration: – 11 Nights / 12 Days

Meals:(B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)

Various standards of accommodation are available on a tour to South Africa

* Accommodation is subject to availability, if the under mentioned accommodation is not available we shall endeavor to supply comparable facilities.


Day 1:

Arrive in South Africa, your guide will meet you upon arrival at Johannesburg’s O R Tambo International Airport. Depending on your time of arrival – depart to Pretoria for a city tour that includes the Voortrekker Monument, Church Square and Union Buildings. Lunch in Pretoria, before checking-in at our charming little lodge near the airport. Dinner will be served at the lodge.

Accommodation:: Journey’s Inn Africa (D) Tour South Africa - Accommodation Rating Three Star

Pretoria

 


Day 2:

Travel via Middelburg, Dullstroom and Lydenburg to the province of Mpumalanga and the “Panorama Route” of the majestic Drakensberg Mountains, admire the natural beauty of the Blyde River Canyon – third deepest canyon in the world, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and God’s Window. Overnight near Hazyview.

Accommodation: Protea Hotel Hazyview (B) Tour South Africa - Accommodation Rating Three Star

Bourke's LuckBlyde River Canyon


Day 3:

Early morning departure for the world-renowned Kruger National Park (KNP). The KNP is known to be the most diverse park in the world with 140 mammals, 119 reptiles, ± 506 bird, 55 amphibians and ± 1980 plant species. Dinner will be served as a traditional “potjie” cooked by your guide – good luck. Overnight in the park.

Accommodation: Lower Sabie Camp (B & D) Tour South Africa - Accommodation Rating Three Star

Fish Eagle

 


Day 4:

Another day to relax in the African bush and to continue with your search of the “Big 5” and a host of other animals. Dinner will be a traditional “braai” – barbeque prepared by your guide. Overnight in the park.

Accommodation: Lower Sabie Camp (B & D) Tour South Africa - Accommodation Rating Three Star

Optional activities: Enjoy a sunset or evening game drive in an open vehicle with a park ranger.

HyenasWildebeest


Day 5:

After breakfast and a leisurely morning we depart from the park via Numbi Gate, transfer to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport to catch a direct flight to Cape Town (± 2 ½ hours). You will have a choice of a couple of touring options on your arrival in South Africa’s beautiful Mother City.

First option: weather permitting and optional, you can take the cableway up Table Mountain.

Second option: short orientation city tour, which includes the Castle of Good Hope, City Hall & Parade Ground and DEI Company Gardens.

Third option: check in at your hotel, afternoon at leisure.

Dinner can be enjoyed at one of the numerous restaurants on the V & A Waterfront. Overnight in Cape Town.

Accommodation: Protea Hotel President (B) Tour South Africa - Accommodation Rating Four Star

Cable CarCastle


Day 6:

Take a scenic drive around the “Cape Peninsula”. Visit Hout Bay and the Cape Fur Seal colony on Duiker Island, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Cape of Good Hope, Cape Point and the Boulders – Penguins. Have lunch at one of the numerous restaurants in Simonstown. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Cape Town.

Accommodation: Protea Hotel President (B) Tour South Africa - Accommodation Rating Four Star

Cape PointSunset


Day 7:

A day at leisure, where you can do the following optional activities – a city orientation tour of South Africa’s beautiful Mother City on the “hop-on hop-off bus” or visit a local township or visit Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 17 years or visit to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens or visit one of the numerous beautiful beaches around the Cape or for the energetic – take a hike up Table Mountain or for the brave – shark cage diving. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Cape Town.

Accommodation: Protea Hotel President (B) Tour South Africa - Accommodation Rating Four Star

Robben Island

 


Day 8:

Wine tasting and cellar tour at one of the wine estates along the Cape’s world-renowned Stellenbosch Wine Route, also spend some time in the picturesque towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Enjoy sundowners on Signal Hill, before dinner at Vijff Vlieghen (Five Flies) Restaurant. Overnight in Cape Town.

Accommodation: Protea Hotel President (B & D) Tour South Africa - Accommodation Rating Four Star


Day 9, 10 & 11:

Transfer to Cape Town International Airport to catch your flight to Livingstone – Zambia or Victoria Falls – Zimbabwe via Johannesburg. 3 x Nights on the banks on the mighty Zambezi River. Visit one of the natural wonders of the world and there is no finer place to immerse yourself in the majesty of the Victoria Falls.

Accommodation: Zambezi Sun (B) Tour South Africa - Accommodation Rating Three StarUpgrades available.

Optional activities:

  • Open vehicle safari – Chobe National Park.
  • Afternoon – Sunset cruise on the African Queen.
  • Visit to Livingstone Island in the middle of the Zambezi River on the edge of the Vic Falls.

  • Tiger fishing on the Zambezi River.
  • Scenic flights over the Victoria Falls.
  • Visit the Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwe side.
  • Various adventure activities.

Victoria FallsVictoria Falls


Day 12:

After breakfast and a leisurely morning we will transfer you to Livingstone Airport or Victoria Falls Airport to catch your flight back to Johannesburg to catch your flight home.

Accommodation: (B)



Included:

Air ticket – KMIA to Cape Town / Cape Town to Johannesburg to Livingstone (Victoria Falls) & return to Johannesburg, accommodation (3 – 4*), meals as indicated, transfers, transport / guide / porter-age / conservation fees and entrance fees to places of interest in SA.

Excluded:

Air ticket (international), passport / visa fees, airport taxes, travel insurance, phone calls, facsimiles, gratuities, beverages, items of a personal nature, excess baggage and optional excursions not included in the tour.

 
 

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