A world in one country - South Africa

Table Mountain in Cape Town.
Table Mountain in Cape Town.
Buffalo in the Kruger Nationalpark.
Buffalo in the Kruger Nationalpark.
The Kingsprotea.
The Kingsprotea.
The Blyderiver Canyon.
The Blyderiver Canyon.

Experience the essentials of South Africa, from Kruger National Park to Table Mountain in Cape Town


Accompany us on a diverse and exclusive journey of South Africa and its biggest highlights. Breathtaking Fauna and Flora on the close tracks of the Big 5, in the world famous Kruger National Park. Fantastic sites, like the one of a kind Panorama Route with the world 3rd largest canyon; and Eastern and Western Cape provinces of South Africa. These are just a few of the experiences we have on offer. With the beautiful Sand beaches, fertile valleys and two Oceans it almost feels like you have the Highlights of the World in one country - all of that in 14 days. 11 Languages, people of different heritage, religion and cultures will guaranty you an unforgettable one of a kind Africa experience at the southern most tip of the African continent.

Highlights

    - Dramatic sunsets in the bush

    - Game Drives to the Big 5 and sleeping in close proximity to the Big 5

    - The spectacular Panorama Route and unforgettable Blyde River Canyon

    - Bahia Famosa and the beautiful Knysna Lagoon

    - The last indigenous forest of the country

    - Cape Town, the Mother City

    - The Cape of Good Hope

    - The majestic Table Mountain

    ...and much more!!

     

     

    Tour Description

    Day 1: Take-off towards Africa
    Today your journey begins, with the departure of your long distant flight to South Africa.

    Day 2: Welcome in South Africa
    Arrival in Johannesburg at OR Tambo International Airport in the morning. You will be welcomed by your friendly local guide. Together we will embark on an approximately 5 hour journey to the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa, to our wonderful Lodge in a Game Reserve at the edge of the world-renowned Kruger National Park. After check-in you have the afternoon to relax. After enjoying the view of the African savannah with a sundowner in hand you are invited to your Welcome Dinner at the restaurant of the lodge. Tonight, you will fast fall asleep surrounded by the remarkable sounds of the African bush. 480 km/ D

    Day 3: Kruger National Park and Balule Private Game Reserve
    After breakfast, we will travel in a northerly direction through the Kruger National Park using this journey as a safari to our next lodge and discover the African wildlife. On this wide-ranging and extensive game drive in our touring vehicle, with a little luck, we will be able to discover South Africa’s Big Five: Buffalo, Rhino, Elephant, Lion and Leopard. In the afternoon we will leave the Park and arrive at our next destination, the beautiful Balule Private Game Reserve, our accommodation for the next two nights. The lodge is perfectly situated with marvellous views and is a paradise for all African bush-lovers, surrounded by fever trees and ever green date palms. We will enjoy dinner at the loges’ restaurant. 297 km/ B,D

    Day 4: A day at Balule Private Game Reserve
    Today we will spend the day in the wonderful surroundings of the Balule Nature Reserve, which forms part of the greater Kruger National Park area. The Olifant River flows all year long through the Balule Nature Reserve and is home to many hippos and crocodiles. We will explore this unique landscape on two extensive game drivers, one if the morning and one in the afternoon, on off-road vehicles owned by the lodge. 0 km/ B,L,D

    Day 5: The breathtaking Panorama Route
    We are leaving the area of the Kruger National Park and travel along the Panorama Route, one of South Africa's most scenic drives. Here we will view the worlds 3rd largest canyon, the mighty Blyde River Canyon, peak through God’s Window and visit the fascinating Bourke's Luck Potholes. In the afternoon, after admiring these breath-taking natural highlights, we will arrive at our comfortable and centrally located hotel in Graskop where we will spend the night. 270 km/ B,D

    Day 6: Back to Johannesburg and flight to the Garden Route
    After breakfast, we will head in a westerly direction, back to the highveld on which Johannesburg lies. At about midway a delicious home cooked lunch awaits us on a very remarkable and outstanding farm. In the early evening, we will arrive back at Johannesburg Airport and fly together to Port Elizabeth on the Garden Route. On arrival, we have a short transfer to our accommodation for tonight, a luxurious hotel directly on the beach front of the warm Indian Ocean. 395 km/ B, L

    Day 7: The last indigenous forest of the Garden Route
    In the morning, we will leave and drive along the coast line of the world-famous Garden Route. Our destination for today is the Stormsriver mouth which lies in the Tsitsikamma National Park, one of the oldest National Parks in South Africa. The conservation of the park expands out to ocean and includes a maritime protection zone. Some say the mystical atmosphere of this dense forest inspired the South African author JRR Tolkien to write his masterpiece Lord of the Rings. Here we will embark on an easy walk along the wooded coastline surrounded by 1000s of years old Yellowwood trees and cross the unique suspension bridge where the Storm River flows into the Indian Ocean, a remarkable sight. Tonight we are guests in a charming hotel at the edge of the Park. 182 km/ B,D

    Day 8: All about Portuguese sailors and the “Bahia Famosa”
    This morning after breakfast we will visit the Robberg Marine and Nature Reserve, just outside the coastal town of Plettenberg Bay. An easy and very rewarding hike will take us along high cliffs and a seemingly never ending horizons.The hike can be shortened and adapted to suit individual choices. We will be surrounded by diverse indigenous Fynbos vegetation. The Portuguese called this Place “Bahia Famosa”, inspired by the unforgettable beautiful view of the bay. You might see some seals and, if lucky, even dolphins and wales. Our destination for the day is the scenically situated coastal town of Knyna, famous for its magnificent lagoon. After an inspiring and uplifting visit to the township at the edge of Knysna we will sleep at a comfortable and centrally located hotel. 104 km/ B, D 

    Day 9: Of the Feather Barons and millions of years old stalagmites
    Today we will say good-bye to the Indian Ocean, and travel to the so-called Klein Karoo, to visit Outshoorn, the ostrich capital of South Africa. To get there our route will take us over the 800m high Outeniqua pass. In Oudtshoorn, the home of the once wealthy “Ostrichfeather-Barons” we will visit a typical ostrich farm, and learn more about the economic importance, lives and history of these local birds. Later on we will visit one of the 7 Wonders of South Africa, the world-famous Cango Caves. A wonderful and welcoming guest farm at the foot of the Swartberg will provide our comfortable overnight accommodation. 117 Km/ B, D 

    Day 10: The Route 62 all the way to the world-famous Cape Winelands
    Our journey today will take us along the famous Route 62, past the picturesque Klein Karoo towns of Calitzdorp and Ladysmith, the latter well known for its locally produced cheese. The journey continues over the lovely Huisriver Pass down to the artistic town of Barrydale. Slowly but surely we are getting closer to the Cape Wineregion. In the early evening, after having travelled over the spectacular Du Toits Kloof Pass, from where you can see Table Mountain on a clear day, we arrive in Paarl. Our accommodation for the following two nights will be on a very beautiful and producing wine farm, found at the foot of the impressive granite boulders known as Paarl Rock. 367 km/ B, D

    Day 11: From the African Penguins to the Huguenots and the first wine farmers
    This morning starts with a spectacular scenic coastal drive along the False Bay. We will arrive in the coastal town of Bettys Bay where we visit Pikkewyntjies, a pre-primary school, proudly supported by African Kombi Tours . After visiting and getting to know the incredible teachers and the happy children we will visit the close by African Penguin colony. A large amount of African Penguins are found breeding and living here in a small Nature Reserve. We continue over the impressive Franschhoek Pass to the town of Franschhoek, an old Huguenots settlement. Continuing along this unique tour of the Winelands, we will experience a guided cellar tour where we will learn more about cultivation and production of the world renowned South African wine. Of course we will have the chance to taste some too! In the afternoon we will also visit the beautiful university town of Stellenbosch, before returning to our wine farm in the early evening. 324 km/ B, D

    Day 12: From Apartheid to he Rainbow Nation
    Today we will arrive in South Africa's “Mother City”, Cape Town. As a historical highlight we will go across by boat to Robben Island, the former prison island just off Cape Town. Here you will experience a fascinating tour f the island and visit, amongst other interesting places, the prison cell of former president and Nobel Peace Price winner Nelson Mandela. In the afternoon, back in Cape Town, we will reach your ideally situated and very comfortable hotel in the famous Cape Town Waterfront. Here you will be accommodated for the next 3 nights. 132 km/ B, D

    Day 13: The highlights of the Cape Town Metropol
    On our driving and walking tour of Cape Towns Metropol, we will walk through the stunning Company Gardens, visit an African flee-market, marvel at the Parliament Building, the City Hall, and the old Castle of Good Hope amongst many other sites. In the afternoon a short drive out to Blouberg Beach will afford us an amazing photo opportunity of Table Mountain across the stunning Table Bay. The colourful and historical urban district of Bo-Kaap will later also entice us to take more pictures and brings us closer to the history of the slaves and today´s Cape Coloured Community. 60 km/ B, D

    Day 14: From the Cape of Good Hope to the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden
    Today we will discover the entire Cape Peninsula with all its fascinating highlights. Our drive over Chapmans Peak, no doubt the most spectacular pass in the Western Cape (possible closed on accounts of bad weather condition), through the idyllic coastal town Noordhoek, will arrive at the most south-westerly tip of Africa, the world-famous Cape of Good Hope. Our journey will continue in the early afternoon along the False Bay, past the South African Navy Base at Simons Town. Just outside Cape Town we will further discover the breathtaking Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, a World Heritage Site on more then 500ha ground. The spectacular gardens will give you a great insight of the rich and incredibly diverse local vegetation. A delicious farewell dinner-experience will let us reflect on this amazing journey through South Africa. 116 km/ B, D

    Day 15: Farewell on top of Table Mountain
    This morning holds the possibility of yet another unforgettable highlight, an optional tour to the top of the 1.085m high Table Mountain. From here you can enjoy spectacular views of Cape Town and the dark blue Atlantic Ocean (it is extremely weather dependent, therefore an optional tour and payable on site at the till). We will then drive together to Cape Town International Airport and say our good-byes to South Africa. Would you like to extend your holiday with a visit to the mighty Victoria Falls or a relaxed beach holiday on tropical Zanzibar? Speak to us about the many more options on offer! 0 km/ B

    Day 16: Return back home
    Arrival back home.

    Prices and Tour Dates
    • 18.11.- 03.12.2017
      EUR 3,355.00* per person sharing, EUR 590.00 single supplement
    • 03.03. – 18.03.2018, 17.11. – 02.12.2018
      EUR 3,595.00* per person sharing, EUR 620.00 single supplement

    * Price valid for a group size of 6 to 9 people.
    * Cut off date for the minimum size of participants is 28 days before your departure date. We will inform you accordingly (see T&Cs).
    * Price does not cover general increases in travel cost and currency fluctuations.
    * The tour program may be subject to changes.

    We are more then happy to assist, should you wish to individualise and alter the program to your own private needs and preferences. Further we can assist with offers for the required international flights.

    Price includes:
    • private, local, qualified English-speaking tour guide for the duration of the tour
    • 13 overnight stays in hand-picked accommodations (mostly four stars)
    • half board accommodation excluding beverages (B = breakfast, D = dinner)
    • excursions and round trip in modern, spacious, air-conditioned vehicle
    • domestic flight from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth on Day 6, Economy Class
    • all entrances, activities and conservation fees according to tour description (excluding optional activities)
    • baggage transport
    Price does not include:
    • international flights
    • optional activities and additional services
    • travel insurance
    • beverages
    • personal expenses
    • service tips
    Planned accommodation (depending on availability)
    • Manyatta Rock Camp, near Kruger National Park
    • Masodini Game Lodge, near Kruger National Park
    • Graskop Hotel, Graskop
    • Radisson Blu Hotel, Port Elizabeth
    • Tsitsikamma Village Inn, Storms River
    • Knysna Log Inn, Knysna
    • Swartberg Country Manor, near Oudtshoorn
    • Ridgeback House, near Paarl
    • The Portswood Hotel, Cape Town