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Day 1 : Monday: Panorama Route - Blyde River Canyon
We depart Johannesburg and travel to the ‘Land of the Rising Sun – Mpumalanga – via the magnificent Panorama Route. The most spectacular stretch of the Panorama Route is the Blyde River Canyon. From many well-positioned vantage points one has a view of the 33 km long gorge, which starts at "Bourke's Luck Potholes" and ends at the "Three Rondavels". Time and weather permitting, stop at God’s Window. Late afternoon arrival at your hotel. Check in and freshen up before dinner.
Day 2 : Tuesday: Kruger Park Safari
Depart early morning on an open vehicle safari through the Kruger National Park. The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. At nearly 2 million hectares, the reserve is the flagship of South African National Parks and is home to an impressive number of flora and fauna. Return to your hotel in the afternoon and spend the remainder of the day at leisure. You will have the option to return to the Kruger National Park to absorb the tranquil beauty of an evening safari (additional charge).
Day 3 : Wednesday: Swaziland
After breakfast, travel to the Royal Kingdom of Swaziland. This tiny mountainous kingdom is filled with bygone African traditions and culture and offers beautiful scenery and attractions such as game reserves and art & craft outlets to name a few. Enjoy a showcase of the traditional Swazi culture followed by a traditional lunch at the Matsamo Cultural Village. Continue to the Ngwenya Glass Works to see master craftsmen create beautiful sculptures and artwork from molten glass. Thereafter it is time to continue to your hotel located in the Ezulwini Valley.
Day 4 : Thursday: Swaziland - Ubombo Mountains - Zulu Homestead
Enjoy a morning visit the Swazi Candle Factory, before continuing to Big Bend and onwards into KwaZulu-Natal. Arrive at your hotel in the afternoon, in time to embark on an afternoon scenic drive up the Lebombo Mountains, offering views over Lake Jozini. At the summit and as the setting sun transforms the sky into a tapestry of colours, stop for sundowners. The drive will be combined with a visit to a local and authentic Zulu homestead for a glimpse into Zulu life in today’s world. Return to the hotel for dinner on the terrace (weather permitting) or in the classically styled restaurant.
Day 5 : Friday: Hluhluwe - Imfolozi Safari
Enjoy the morning at leisure to embark on any of the activities on offer from the hotel. After lunch, (own account) you will transfer to the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve for an afternoon of game viewing. The Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve covers a combined area of 90 000ha and it was here that the white rhino was saved from extinction. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon. End the day with dinner at the hotel.
Overnight: Ghost Mountain Inn (or similar). (BD)
Day 6 : Saturday: Simangaliso Wetland Park - River Safari - Durban
Continue the journey along the Elephant Coast of KwaZulu-Natal to St Lucia, located at the southern extremity of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park – a World Heritage Site. Here you embark on an estuarine river safari which provides an opportunity to view crocodiles, hippo and numerous bird species, including the elusive African Kingfisher Eagle, in their natural habitat. Continue to Durban, where east meets west; a city beneath which beats the pulse of Africa. Arrive during the afternoon at your hotel which is located in a trendy city area of Durban.
Day 7 : Sunday: Durban City Tour - Port Elizabeth
This morning you will embark on a brief Durban City Tour where you will spend the morning discovering the cultural and historical contrasts of the city. Check in at Durban International Airport for your domestic flight to Port Elizabeth (flight cost not included).
On arrival at Port Elizabeth Airport, transfer to your hotel.
Day 8 : Monday: Tsitsikamma National Park Plettenberg Bay
Depart Port Elizabeth and travel via the coastline to the beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park. Described as the ‘garden of the Garden Route’, the Tsitsikamma actually deserves a more vivid description to encapsulate the beauty of the place. Enjoy a walk along the suspension bridge across the Storms River mouth gorge which offers visitors incredible views and photo opportunities. Continue to Plettenberg Bay for dinner and overnight.
Overnight: Hunters Country House (or similar)
Day 9 : Tuesday: Birds of Eden
After breakfast we visit Birds of Eden – the largest free-flight bird aviary in the world. Birds of Eden stems from the need to create a safe environment in which to release a large collection of free-flight African birds and the sanctuary also enables bird owners to apply to release their pet birds into the sanctuary, after undergoing rehabilitation. You then continue to Bramon Wine Estate for a tasting session, followed by lunch (for own account).Time permitting you have the option of embarking on a Whale & Dolphin boat experience (weather permitting and to own account) before returning to the lodge.
Day 10 : Wednesday: Knysna - Oudtshoorn
After breakfast and check-out formalities, proceed on a cruise up the Keurbooms River. Continue to Knysna – the gem of the Garden Route. Enjoy some time at leisure at the Knysna Waterfront Complex before travelling to Oudtshoorn – the ‘feather capital’ of the world due to its large ostrich industry. Visit a working ostrich farm for a guided tour. Check into your guesthouse where dinner will be served.
Day 11 : Thursday: Cango Caves
Breakfast and check-out of the hotel. Enjoy a morning tour of the Cango Caves before departing Oudtshoorn. The Cango Caves are one of the natural wonders of the world and have become a major draw-card to the Karoo area. Afterward, travel via Route 62 to Barrydale for lunch (to own account).
Day 12 : Friday: Cape Point Tour
This morning you will be collected for your scheduled full day Cape Point & Peninsula Tour – an awe-inspiring tour passing magnificent beaches, breath-taking views and historic & picturesque coastal villages to the towering headland known as Cape Point. There is an optional boat trip to Seal Island (for own account).
Day 13 : Saturday: Cape Winelands
Today you embark on a scheduled full day Cape Winelands Tour. This is a delightful drive, which winds its way to the heart of the Cape Winelands through superb mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads. Return to Cape Town during the late afternoon.
Day 14 : Sunday: Cape Town City Tour
Breakfast and check-out of the hotel. Embark on a scheduled City Tour – a geographical and cultural extravaganza showing you Cape Town from its historical beginnings to its modern buildings and shopping malls. The tour begins with a tour of Table Mountain (weather permitting, cable car fee not included). Your tour ends with drop-off at Cape Town International Airport.
Payment Terms & Methods :
* Some Advance Percentage of total booking amount
* Airfare/Transport fare to be paid full at one time in advance.
Cancellation & Refund Policy :
* Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount.
* Retention Amount varies as per the number of days left before your package start date.
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