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19 Days – South Africa Wildlife and coastline explorer

19 Day: Johannesburg – Cape Town

€2495.00
(Upgrade to fully accommodated: €350)

Included Highlights:
Balule Private Game reserve
2 nights Kruger National Park
Royal Hlhane National Park
Hluhluwe iMfolozi National Park
iSimangolisa Wetlad Park
Drakensberg
Addo Elephant National Park
Tsitsikama National Park
Garden Route
Knysna
Hermanus
Cape Winelands
Table Mountain
Cape of Good Hope
Bo-Kaap
Boulders Beach Penguins

Safari style:
Mid-range Safari
(option to upgrade to fully accommodated)

Price:
€2495.00
(Upgrade to fully accommodated: €350)
Includes Durban – Port Elizabeth Flight

Included Meals:
Breakfast: 20 Lunch:14 Dinner:12

Excluded extras:
Gratuities/tips
Personal drinks/snacks
Optional activities

Duration:
 19 Days: Johannesburg – Cape Town (including Swaziland)

Accommodation type:
Lodge/Hotel: 14 nights
Camping: 5 nights
(option to upgrade to fully accommodated)


Included extras:
Pre-tour Accommodation
Flight to Port Elisabeth
Drinking Water
Welcome Package
All national park entrance fees

featured highlights 

Panorama Route:

 

Private Game Reserve:

Kruger National Park:

 

Hlane National Park – Swaziland

Discover the beautiful Panorama route – visit attractions such as Bourkes Luck potholes and Blyde River Canyon.

Spend 2 nights in an exclusive lodge in Balule Private Game reserve, including 2 game drives and a nature walk.

Spend 2 days exploring the world famous Kruger National Park on non-stop Safari’s

Enjoy the impressive Elephant, Rhino and Lion populations in one of Swaziland’s most prestigious notional Park.

Hluhluwe iMfolozi NP

St.Lucia Boat Cruise:

Multiple Game Drives:

Addo Elephant National Park

Safari in the beautiful Hluhluwe iMfolozi National park, boasting the highest Rhino population in Africa.

Enjoy the sunset from a boat cruise in St. Lucia, with South Africa’s largest Hippo population.

Discover the amazing wildlife of South Africa during 8 game drive’s!

Enjoy a game drive in the phenomenal Addo Elephant National park, where elephants rule!

Drankensberg:

Garden Route:

Boulders Beach Penguin Colony

Cape Town

2 nights in a Private lodge exploring the heart of Southern Africa’s highest mountain range.

Spend 3 days cruising through the famous Garden Route, visiting Tsitsikama and Knysna.

Get to know the amusing characters of the African penguin, one of 3 colonies in the world.

From Table Mountain to Cape of Good Hope and the Winelands…discover why Cape Town is one of the worlds most beautiful cities.

Full Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Jo'burg - Balule Game Reserve

Day 1 kicks off to an early start as we leave the big city behind and head for the bush! We head northeast into the Lowveld and to the Balule – a private game reserve situated in the Greater Kruger National Park. We will arrive around mid-afternoon with some time to relax before enjoying our evening game drive under the African sunset.
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Accommodated
Milage: 500km

Included:
Private Game reserve
Private Bush Lodge
Evening game drive

 

 

 

Day 2: Balule Private Game Reserve

This morning we will enjoy a light breakfast at sunrise and prepare for a lengthy morning bush walk. Bush walks give you the chance to learn about the smaller marvels of the African bush as you are guided through the wilderness. We will spend time tracking animals, learning about their spoor, concentrating on vegetation and their traditional uses, as well as learning about some of the bird and bug life. It is an amazing experience to view the bush from a different perspective.
After enjoying a midday siesta, we will set off on our evening game drive! . We will spend time bouncing around the gravel tracks of the reserve in search of the famous Big 5 before returning to our rustic bush lodge for dinner.

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Accommodated

Included:
Morning bush walk
Evening Game drive
Private lodge

 

 

 

Day 3: Balule - via panorama route - Kruger National Park

After 2 memorable days in the Private game reserve, its time for some more Safari as we head to the famous Kruger National Park!
Kruger is one of the world’s greatest wildlife-watching destinations. All of Africa’s iconic safari species – elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, rhino, buffalo, giraffe, hippo and zebra – share the bushveld with hundreds of other species.
Here is where we will spend the following 2 nights of tour. En route, we will will take the breathtakingly beautiful panorama route, stopping at the Blyde River canyon and Bourkes luck potholes for some of the best views in the highveld, shaped into the Drakensberg escarpment, before meandering down the Sabi pass to reach the Kruger Parks entry gate.
Our first stop will be Pretoriaskop rest camp where we will spend our first night in the park.

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Accommodated – Pretoriaskop Rest Camp
Milage: 204km

Highlites:
Blyde river canyon
Bourkes Luck Potholes
Kruger National Park

Optional:
Night Drive

 

 

 

Day 4: Kruger National Park (Pretoriaskop - Berg-en-dal)

We will spend our 4th day of tour exploring the southern part of the Kruger Park on a full day game drive! Rising with the sun, we climb bak into our vehicle and head south through he park. Our destination tonight is Berg-en-dal rest camp in the south of the park. We will arrive at cam with plenty of time to set up tents for our first night of camping, before enjoying an evening game drive.

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Camping –
Berg-en-dal rest camp 
Milage: 80km (through the park)

Included:
Full day Game Drive

Optional:
Upgrade to room – US$40 (subject to availability)

 

 

 

Day 5: Kruger National Park - Mbabane (Swaziland)

After enjoying our final morning game drive in the Kruger, we will leave the park and head for the border into the Kingdom of Swaziland. Here, we spend our first night just outside the capital city of Mbabane, surrounded by picturesque, green mountains towering over the countryside. We will arrive around lunchtime and enjoy an afternoon hike to some of the magnificent viewpoints over one of the worlds last remaining Kingdoms.
Dinner will be at your own expense tonight.

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Milage:
 160km
Accommodated

Included:
Swaziland
Guided Hike

 

Day 6: Mbabane - Royal Hlane National Park

A nice short drive across the country as we head to the wild Royal Hlane National park. Royal Hlane National Park belongs in the elite of Swaziland’s wildlife parks, and it’s easy to see why. – most famous for waterhole at camp, alway active with Rhino, elephant and more! Here, you are able to see all of Safari’s big A-listers, with the exception of Buffalo. This evening, we will embark yet another Game drive and on return to camp, enjoy a traditional dance performance, to get a bit of insight into the strong Swazi culture.
We will spend our night camping, falling asleep to the sounds of the large lion population roaring into the night.

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camping: 
Royal Hlane Rest Camp
Milage: 104km

Included:
Game Drive
Traditional Dance performance
Royal Hlane National park

Optional:
Upgrade to room – US$40 (subject to availability)

 

 

 

Day 7 and 8: Royal Hlane – iSimangolisa Wetland Park (St. Lucia) and iSimangolisa Wetland Park

After 2 great days in one of Southern Africas culural heartlands, we head for the South African border. Once we have crossed back into SA, we head south down the East coast towards to the magnificent World Heritage Site, iSimangolisa wetland park (formerly St.Lucia). This is where we will spend the following 2 days enjoying river cruises on the iMfolozi river, boasting one of South Africa’s largest hippo populations, and game drives through the beautiful green rolling hills of iMfolozi National Park.

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Camping –
Sugarloaf Campsite
Milage: 290km

Included:
iSimangolisa Wetland Park
St. Lucia Boat cruise
iMfolozi national Park & game drive


 

 

 

Day 9 and 10: St. Lucia – Drakensberg and Drakensberg

Leaving the coast behind us, we head inland to Southern Africa’s highest mountain range, the Drakensberg. After a relatively long drive, we will arrive at the magnificent Greenfire Drakensberg lodge in the heart of the mountain range. Our beautiful, cozy wooden cabins are built in a private nature reserve, hosting numerous indigenous animals, such as Eland, bushbuck and even mountain Leopards at close to 2000m above sea level. We will spend our time here embarking on beautiful hikes into the mountain range, passing ancient bushman paintings along the way and relaxing at the lodge with incredible views of the Drakensberg.

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Accommodated – 
Greenfire Drakensberg Lodge 
Milage: 480km

Included:
Bushman Paintings
Guided Mountain Hike

Optional:
Horse riding
Trout Fishing

 

 

 

 

Day 11: Drakensberg – Durban

With an early start, we say goodbye to the mountains and we head back to the coast where we will spend the next 2 nights night in the Dolphin Coast, just North of Durban. We will arrive in time for lunch at one of the great sea-side restaurants before reaching our accommodation for the night, right on the shores edge.
This afternoon can be spent relaxing, walking down the beach or swimming in the tidal pool.
Lunch here will be at your own expense

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Accommodated: Greenfire Dolphin Coast Lodge
Milage:
300km

Included:
Beach front accommodation

Optional:
Stand up Paddle board
Durban tour

 

 

 

Day 12: Durban

After a leisurely start we will get ready for our day tour of Durban city. Home to Africa’s largest shipping port, Durban is a bustling city! You will visit the main spice market, getting a taste of the large Indian culture in the area, as well as visiting Ushaka Marine world, a large centre situated on Durban’s beach front…your chance for some souvenir shopping and relaxing on the beach watching the surfers before heading back to our hotel.
Lunch and dinner will be at your own expense.

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Accommodation:
Hotel
Milage: 290km
Included:
Durban City tour

Day 13: Durban – Addo Elephant Park

This morning we will take to the skies as we fly over south Africa’s East coast to the start of the Garden route in Port Elizabeth. Upon arrival, we climb back into our overland vehicle and take the short drive across to Addo Elephant National Park.
Absolutely teeming with elephants and plenty of other game, here is where we will enjoy our final game drive of the tour and spend the night in the Park.

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Accommodation: Camping
Milage: 60km (to Addo)

Included:
Flight to Port Elisabeth
Addo Elephant National Park

 

 

 

Day 14: Addo Elephant National Park – Tsitsikama

After a leisurely start, we will begin our relatively short drive to the heart of the Garden Route, Tsitsikama.
We will arrive around mid-afternoon  with time to explore the rocky coastline of the area and relax in our wooden bungalow lodge overlooking the Indian Ocean.
Dinner tonight will be at your own expense.
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Accommodation:
Cabins
Milage: 300km

Included:
Garden Route
Tsitikama National Park
Storms River susprntion Bridge
Suspension Bridge

 

Day 15 & 16: Tsitsikama - Knysna & Knysna

After a nice big breakfast, we will start our day with a beautiful 4km hike along the coast, on part of the famous Otter Trail hiking route.  this rocky shoreline brings in tourists from around the globe to complete the full 5 day Otter trail hiking challenge.
After a bit of morning excersize , we will get back on the road and head deeper into the Garden route to the quaint town of Knysna. Arriving around mid-afternoon, this is where we will spend the following 2 nights.
You will have a full day in Knysna to explore the town, do some shopping and some of the optional activities up for grabs.
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Accommodation:
Guesthouse
Milage: 280km
Included:
Otter trail

 

 

Day 17: Knysna - Cape Town

After an early start, we leave Knysna and continue our journey through the Garden Route, before heading onto the “Whale Route” through Hermanus, where we will stop for lunch.  We will arrive in the “Mother City” – Cape Town – in the late afternoon, at our conveniently located lodge, just outside the city centre.
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Accommodation:
Guesthouse
Milage: 550km
Included:
Hermanus
Whale Route

Day 18 & 19: Cape Town

Cape Town is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in the world and we will spend two full days visiting some of its many attractions. From Hout Bay to Cape Point, Boulders Beach penguins, the V&A Waterfront, the Wine Route, and many other attractions. We will also hike up the famous Table Mountain. Unfortunately, this will bring us to the end of what has been an unforgettable adventure of South-East Africa’s wildlife and coastlines. Our tour will end in the early evening of day 19.
Lunch and Dinner are at own expense in Cape Town.
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Accommodation:
Guesthouse
Included: Table Mountain, Cape of Good Hope, Cape Point, Boulders Beach, Franchoek Winelands, Haut Bay, Bo Kaap and more…

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