South Africa is one of the most spectacular and enchanting countries in the world. South Africa is modern yet it is very Africa. Exotic combination of scenic beauty, history, cultures, diversity, wildlife and nature of this unique land makes a journey to South Africa very rewarding. This tour covers the most beautiful parts of Cape Town, Garden Route, Kruger National Park and awesome Victoria Falls!
12 Days - Discovery of South Africa
Cape Town, Garden Route, Oudtshoorn, Knysna, George, Kruger National Park, Victoria Falls, Johannesburg
Day 1 - CAPE TOWN
Arrive at Cape Town Airport and be transfer to your hotel by your English-speaking guide/driver.
Arrival at your hotel and spend the day at leisure.
Day 2 - CAPE TOWN
Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning Half Day City Tour + Table Mountain
Time: 8am - 12:45pm
Duration: +/- 3.5 hours
No visit to Cape Town is complete without a half day tour of the mother city itself. After departing the hotel we head for Table Mountain. Enjoy the crisp air and clear visibility as you reach the summit (weather permitting and cable car for own account). Our guide will point out the highlights of one of the world’s most famous views, and one of New 7 Wonders of Nature.
After the descent we enjoy a scenic coastal drive through Camps Bay, Clifton and Sea Point. We drive past the Cape Town Stadium and through the V&A Waterfront to the city centre where we visit Green Market Square. We stretch our legs with a walk through the Company Gardens.
The tour continues with a drive past the Houses of Parliament, the City Hall, The Castle and Slave Lodge, before entering the "Bo Kaap", also known as the Malay quarter. Learn about the history of this area of brightly painted houses and quaint cobbled streets.
We ascend Signal Hill to witness firing of the noon gun (except Sundays and Public Holidays).
Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 3 - CAPE TOWN
Breakfast at the hotel.
Full Day Cape Point with lunch Time: 8am - 6pm
Our journey to Cape Point takes us along the scenic Atlantic seaboard coastal road. We pass the pristine beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay with their soft white sand and assure blue water. The formidable 12 Apostles Peaks rise above the road on one side, while sheer cliffs and incredible rock formations drop into the icy Atlantic Ocean on the other side. There is no doubt the coast of the Cape peninsula offers magnificent scenery with its great biodiversity. We arrive at the quaint fishing village of Hout Bay with its imposing Sentinel.
Our tour continues over Chapman’s Peak which offers amazing photo opportunities, and onto the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. This area is home to different species of buck and birds, We visit Boulders Beach to see the African penguins before arriving at the naval base of Simonstown, and then we venture inland to our last stop of the day at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. With the sun setting over the tall peaks of Table Mountain the last rays sparkle on the trees and flowers, and offer a fitting end to a day filled with all the Cape has to offer.
Day 4 - CAPE TOWN / MOSSEL BAY
Breakfast at the hotel. Today we drive through lovely wine country visiting several famous vineyards such as Stellenbosch, and the scenic garden route to MOSSEL BAY (5 -6 hours drive)
Day 5 - MOSSEL BAY / KNYSNA
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning at leisure. Afternoon drive to Knysna
Optional: Safari Ostrich Farm - Tour & lunch
Optional: Cango Caves
Day 6 - KNYSNA
Breakfast at the hotel. Full day vehicle with guide at disposal to drive around Knysna town and view points
Optional: boat cruise available to see sea lion colony etc.
Day 7 - KNYSNA / GEORGE / HOEDSPRUIT or Nelspruit / Kruger National Park - PRIVATE RESERVE
Breakfast at the hotel. Meet with your English speaking driver and be transferred to the airport for your departure flight to Hoedspruit or Nelspruit (flight not included).
Arrive at Kruger National Park Airport and be met by your English-speaking driver for your transfer to the lodge. Depending on arrival time at the lodge, you will have a light snack and an afternoon game drive with an English-speaking ranger in regular. (Full Board + Activities)
Day 8 - PRIVATE RESERVE
Early morning activity with English-speaking ranger. Breakfast at the lodge. Rest of the morning at leisure. Lunch at the lodge. Afternoon game drive with ranger. (Full Board + Activities)
Day 9 - PRIVATE RESERVE
Day 10 - PRIVATE RESERVE / AIRPORT/ JOHANNESBURG / VICTORIA FALLS
Early morning activity with ranger (The morning game drive depends on the departure time from the lodge). Breakfast at the lodge. Meet with your driver to transfer you to Airport to board your flight (not included) to Johannesburg connecting with flight to Victoria Falls.
Arrive at Victoria Falls Airport. Meet and be transferred to the hotel
Mini Cruise on the Zambezi River
This tour begins approximately 3:30pm-4:00pm (depending on the season). You will be picked up by the guide at your hotel and he/she will take you to the dock where you will board your cruise. Enjoy one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world, while experiencing the chance to see hippos, crocodiles and several species of birds, which proliferate in the Zambezi. During the cruise you can enjoy a snack and soft drinks.
Day 11 - VICTORIA FALLS- JOHANNESBURG- HOME
Breakfast at the hotel. Regular English Tour of the Falls (including park fees)
Tour the Victoria Falls with incredible views and guided commentary. The Victoria Falls tour is a great photographic opportunity, it reaches its zenith about May each year. It's a truly awe-inspiring experience – the sight, the sound, the smell; the humbling feeling that here indeed is nature's supreme masterpiece. No photograph can begin to depict the reality…and nothing prepares you for your first sight.
This tour is conducted in the morning and afternoon. En route, passengers may be taken past the 'Big Tree' where they may stop and take photos. Clients will be accompanied through the rain forest by one of our qualified guides who will give a brief history of the Falls themselves as well as detailing the flora, fauna, bird and wildlife and other points of interest. Guides are also happy to assist clients with photographs whilst visiting this most spectacular of waterfalls. Raincoats are provided when needed.
Depart for Johannesburg and home later this night
Day 12 - LEAVE JOHANNESBURG- HOME
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