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Highlights Discovery of South Africa

TZA06: 14 Days Private Tour of Cape Town - Garden Route - Port Elizabeth - Johannesburg - Kruger National Park - Johannesburg
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide: English-speaking driver guide, experienced and knowledgeable
Vehicle: Air-conditioned car, spacious and comfortable
Accommodation: 4-star handpicked hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: Authentic local cuisines and western-style food for your choice
From $4259 per person Free Inquiry
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Day 1 Arrival in Cape Town, Airport pick-up
Welcome to Cape Town! Our driver guide will greet you at Cape Town International Airport and send you to hotel.

Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence Cape Town
Day 2 Cape Town city tour, Table Mountain and Robben Island tour
During today's South Africa escorted tours, we will tour the best attractions in Cape Town. The Castle of Good Hope and Cape Town City Hall will leave you a deep impression. Afterward, we will visit St. George's Cathedral. Passing by the Company Gardens, we will arrive in Bo-Kaap. Also named as Cape Malay Quarter, it is the cultural center in Cape Town.

Then we will visit the Table Mountain, the best-known landmark in South Africa. Many compare it to the God's dining table and the overhead clouds the table cloth. If the weather is good, you can take a cable car to the summit for a sweeping view.

Afterward, we will take a ferry to the Robben Island to visit the once most notorious prison in South Africa. It got its fame because Nelson Mandela, the Father of the South Africa was once imprisoned here.

Note: Robben Island requires guests to show an identification certificate when purchasing tickets and boarding the ferry. Either the original or photocopy of your passport, birth certificate, or driver license are accepted.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence Cape Town
Day 3 Full day private Cape Peninsula tour
On the third day of our South Africa escorted tours, we will have a wonderful time exploring the Cape Peninsula. Winding through the Clifton and Camp's Bay, the graceful Sea Point Promenade stretches to the Hout Bay. From there, we will take a boat to the Duiker Island, where thousands of seals inhabit. However, we can only watch them on the boat from a distance to not disturb the lovely creature.

Then we will visit the Cape Point Nature Reserve, the home to a wide range of plants and animals. We can take the funicular to the lighthouse, stroll along the trails, and explore the white sand beach.

Next we will drive to the Simon's Town to watch wild African penguins at the Boulders Beach. Last, passing by the Kalk Bay and Muizenberg, we will arrive at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and appreciate a variety of plants and flowers there.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence Cape Town
Day 4 Drive to Franschhoek, Cape Winelands tour
After breakfast, we will drive to visit Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, and Paarl, the greatest wine-producing areas in South Africa. Franschhoek is one of the oldest towns in South Africa with French flavor, hailed as Provence in the southern hemisphere. We can tour around the world-class wine estates here. You will also be amazed by the Huguenot Memorial Museum, the Cape Dutch style buildings and many fancy restaurants in this affluent town.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: La Fontaine Guest House
Day 5 Drive to Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world
After breakfast, we will head for the next stop Oudtshoorn, famous for ostriches. On the way, we will pass by the scenic R62 Route. In Oudtshoorn, we will first visit the ostrich farm, and then move forward to the magnificent Cango Caves carved by nature. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: De Zeekoe Guest Farm
Day 6 Drive to Knysna, the oyster box of South Africa
On the sixth day of our escorted tours of South Africa, we will go by Outeniqua Pass and arrive in George. As an old town, many historical landmarks can be found here including the Slave Tree and King Edward VII Library Building. Continuing crossing through the Wilderness, we will come to Knysna, known as the 'Oyster Box of South Africa' in about 1 hour. We will tour the Eastern Head and Brenton on Sea, then have a lagoon cruise. You are free for your own arrangement in the afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Parks Manor Guest House
Day 7 Drive to Tsitsikamma National Park
Today, after exploring the Knysna West Head to have a bird's view of Knysna, we will head for Tsitsikamma National Park. On the way we will drop by Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary and Birds of Eden. In Monkeyland, we can see 11 kinds of primates, while in the Birds of Eden we can appreciate various birds. Later we will go to Bloukrans Bridge, the world's highest single-arch bridge.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Tsitsikamma Village Inn
Day 8 Tsitsikamma National Park
Today we will visit Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River Mouth. Tsitsikamma National Park is the essence among the garden route national parks. There are vast forests, crisscross rivers, and lovely wild animals. The Otter Trail inside, one of the best hiking routes in South Africa, attracts keen hikers.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Tsitsikamma Village Inn
Day 9 Drive to Port Elizabeth, Fly to Johannesburg
After breakfast, we will drive eastward along the Tsitsikamma Forest to reach Port Elizabeth, which takes about 2.5 hours. Thanks to the pleasant climate, it is reputed as the friendly city. Later, fly 1.5 hours to Johannesburg. Upon arrival, the local driver will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton
Day 10 Enjoy a relaxing free day in Johannesburg
You are free today. It's advised to visit the Apartheid Museum to learn South Africa's history or take a 360 degree view of the skyline of Johannesburg at the Top of Africa. Nelson Mandela Square is a good choice for shopping, dining and entertainment.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton
Day 11 Fly to Kruger National Park, Private Panorama Route tour
In the morning, we will pick you up at the hotel and send you to Johannesburg Airport. Then you will take a 1-hour flight to Kruger National Park. Our local driver guide will meet you at the airport for the Panorama Route tour. Panorama Route is a gorgeous road linking several cultural and historical attractions. On the way, we will tour the God's Window, Bourke's Luck Potholes, Blyde River Canyon and Three Rondawels.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Rissington Inn
Day 12 Drive to Kruger National Park, Sunset safari
We will drive for 110km/ 2 hours to the Safari Lodge in the Balue Nature Reserve in the morning, where we will stay overnight for the following two days. In the evening, we will share an open-vehicle with other guests for the first game drive, accompanied by the experienced ranger and local tracker. They are experts who will help you to know better about wild animals and plants. It's important to look for the Big 5, namely lions, leopard, elephants, buffaloes and rhinos. Of course, you will also encounter other animals. After, return to the lodge to enjoy a nice dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge
Day 13 Full day at Kruger National Park (shared vehicle)
We will start the game drive early in the morning after a light snack, with the company of the ranger and local tracker. As the vehicle runs closely to animals, you have lots of opportunities for good photos. After the 3-hour game drive, return to the lodge to have breakfast. Then you can relax in the swimming pool or follow the ranger to take a bush walk. The ranger will lead you to cross through the primitive African forests and stop every now and then to watch plants and animals. In the afternoon, another game drive is waiting for you.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge or similar
Day 14 Sunrise safari, Fly back to Johannesburg
Our escorted tours of South Africa ends today. After the sunrise game drive, we will send you to the airport near Kruger, where you can take a flight for Johannesburg to catch the departure international flight. If your international departure flight is scheduled on the next day, we are pleased to help you with hotel booking in Johannesburg and transfer you to that hotel. Wish you a smooth flight journey!

Meals: Breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
Tour Prices
Travelers2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
Jan-Apr, Oct-Dec
$5769
$4659
May-Sep
$5319
$4259
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any parts of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Domestic airfares (economy class): Port Elizabeth - Johannesburg - Nelspruit/ Hoedspruit - Johannesburg
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
  • Service of English speaking driver guide as itinerary specifices
  • Private transfer in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees for mentioned sights visited
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
Price Excludes
  • International flights into and out South Africa
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
  • Tips for the driver guide, hotel and lodge
  • Personal travel insurance
  • South Africa visa fees
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