Grand South Africa Discovery

14 day Small Group Tour - from £2845

The very best of South Africa on a 14 day grand tour around this remarkable country. As part of a small group, you will have time to absorb the culture and your enthusiastic guides will ensure you never miss a place of interest.

Highlights:

  • Game drive in the Kruger National Park
  • Lake St Lucia cruise
  • Hluhuwe game drive
  • Cango Caves
  • Ostrich farm experience
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Kruger National Park

Depart Johannesburg and travel along the Panorama Route via the spectacular Blyde River Canyon. Time and weather permitting, stop at God’s Window before arriving at your Hazyview hotel in the late afternoon.

Hotel: Perry’s Bridge Hollow

Day 2 - Kruger National Park

Set off before breakfast for an open vehicle safari in search of lion, elephant and other big game which make the Kruger National Park famous. Relax in the afternoon or take an optional game drive before dinner.

Hotel: Perry’s Bridge Hollow

Day 3 - Swaziland

Leave the Kruger for an enchanting drive to the Kingdom of Swaziland. Travel through the capital city, Mbabane, known for its vibrant markets before a night in the beautiful Ezulwini Valley.

Hotel: Royal Swazi Spa

Day 4 - KwaZulu-Natal

Enjoy a morning visit to the Swazi Candle Factory before travelling on into KwaZulu-Natal. You’ll arrive in the afternoon just in time to take on an afternoon drive up the Ubombo Mountains, offering views over Lake Jozini. You will also visit an authentic Zulu homestead before dinner.

Hotel: Ghost Mountain Inn

Day 5 - KwaZulu-Natal

Today, travel to Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve for a thrilling afternoon of game viewing. The reserve covers a combined area of 90000 hectares and it was here that the white rhino was saved from extinction. Return to your hotel in the late afternoon.

Hotel: Ghost Mountain Inn

Day 6 - Durban

Continue to St Lucia, here you take a boat trip which provides an opportunity to view crocodiles, hippo and numerous bird species in their natural habitat. Continue to Durban, where you overnight.

Hotel: The Benjamin Boutique Hotel

Day 7 - Port Elizabeth*

Enjoy a city tour of Durban before travelling to the airport for your early afternoon flight to Port Elizabeth where a new guide will meet you. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Hotel: Radisson Blu Port Elizabeth

Day 8 - Plettenberg Bay

Travel along the coast to the Tsitsikamma National Park, enjoy a walk along the suspension bridge across the Storms River mouth gorge for incredible views and photo opportunities. The next two nights are in Plettenberg Bay.

Hotel: The Country House

Day 9 - Plettenberg Bay

After breakfast visit Birds of Eden – the largest free-flight bird aviary in the world. Proceed to Bramon Wine Estate for a tasting followed by lunch (own account), before returning to the lodge for the remainder of the afternoon at leisure.

Hotel: Hunter’s House

Day 10 - Oudtshoorn

After breakfast head for Knysna for a cruise on the Keurbooms River, before heading to the waterfront complex in town for some free time. Later continue onto Oudtshoorn to visit a working ostrich farm for a guided tour, before heading to your hotel.

Hotel: De Opstal Country Lodge

Day 11 - Cape Town

Enjoy a morning tour of Cango Caves before departing Oudtshoorn to travel along the scenic Route 62 to Cape Town.

Hotel: Southern Sun Waterfront

Day 12 - Cape Town

This morning head off on a full day Cape Point and Peninsula Tour taking in magnificent beaches, breath-taking views and pretty coastal villages along the way. This evening is at leisure to enjoy Cape Town independently.

Hotel: Southern Sun Waterfront

Day 13 - Cape Town

Take a full day Cape Winelands Tour. This delightful drive takes you via superb mountain ranges, vineyards and past Cape Dutch homesteads. Return to Cape Town in the late afternoon.

Hotel: Southern Sun Waterfront

Day 14 - Cape Town and farewell

Morning city tour before travelling to the airport for your onward flight.

14 day Small Group Tour - from £2845

With flights from £3579

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*Tour price includes en-suite accommodation with breakfast, 1 lunch and 7 dinners but excludes the Durban to Port Elizabeth flight.

This tour also operates in reverse. Accommodation specified is subject to availability and may be substituted to a similar standard if necessary. Flights not included. Discount flights available from most UK airports.

YOUR TOURING EXPERIENCE

Make friends along the way as you discover the sights and experience the culture of this fascinating region.

Your tour includes:

  • 13 nights accommodation
  • Sightseeing & entrance fees
  • Arrival/departure transfers
  • Max 18 passengers
  • Expert guide throughout tour
  • Air-conditioned vehicles
  • Breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 7 dinners

Departure dates:

Jun: 17
Jul: 22
Sep: 2, 9, 16 & 23
Oct: 7, 21 & 28
Nov: 4, 11, 18 & 25
Dec: 2 & 9

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