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South African Highlights Tour

SOUTH AFRICAN HIGHLIGHTS TOUR 1 (14 DAYS, 13 NIGHTS)

highlights.jpg South Africa is a world in one country. Great natural and cultural diversity, friendly people, a sunny climate, excellent food and wine and value for money combines to offer you the best in travel experiences and memories.

• From: Johannesburg to Cape Town


Our approach with this tour is to offer a balanced time spend between Wildlife, Scenery & Culture and to illustrate South Africa's diversity. The tour is designed for more consecutive nights at the same accommodation where possible and a relaxed pace of touring including some leisure time. We also minimise time spend in the vehicle with interesting stops along the way. Responsible tourism guidelines are applied where it is possible

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival Johannesburg
  • Guide/ driver, vehicle meet and greet
  • Transfer to your hotel
  • Overnight Johannesburg

Day 2 Johannesburg - Pretoria - Dullstroom

  • Sterkfontein Caves / The Cradle of Mankind
  • Pretoria main sites drive through– Voortrekker Monument, Union Buildings
  • Travel to Dullstroom
  • Overnight Dullstroom

Day 3 Dullstroom – Panorama Route - Graskop

  • Travel the Escarpment, a very scenic part of the Drakensberg.
  • The Panorama Route including the Blyde River Canyon (the world's third largest canyon), Burke's Luck Potholes and God's Window.
  • Overnight Graskop

Day 4 Graskop - Private Game Reserve (Greater Kruger Area)

  • Travel to Private Game Reserve
  • Game viewing activities
  • Overnight Game Reserve

Day 5 Private Game Reserve (Greater Kruger Area)

  • Game viewing activities
  • Overnight Game Reserve

Day 6 Private Game Reserve (Greater Kruger Area) - Swaziland

  • Game viewing activities
  • Travel to Swaziland
  • Cultural and traditional activities/products.
  • The Ezulweni Valley
  • Overnight Swaziland

Day 7 Swaziland – The Battlefields

  • Travel to Dundee, KwaZulu-Natal Battlefields
  • Talana Museum (battlefields - Boer and British), coal mining museum, glass and bead museum)
  • Overnight the Battlefields region

Day 8 The Battlefields

  • Isandlwana and Rorke's Drift (British and Zulu conflict)
  • Overnight the Battlefields region

Day 9 Battlefields - Drakensberg Mountains

  • Drakensberg Mountains at leisure
  • Overnight Drakensberg region

Day 10 Drakensberg

  • Explore the Drakensberg Mountains at leisure. Various optional day/half-day excursions available
  • Overnight Drakensberg region

Day 11 Drakensberg – Durban - Cape Town

  • Travel to Durban
  • Ushaka Marine World
  • Fly to Cape Town
  • Overnight Cape Town area

Day 12 Cape Town

  • The Peninsula (incl Cape Point, Cape of Good Hope, Chapmans Peak Drive, Boulders Beach penguins)
  • Wine tasting in the Constantia Valley
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
  • Overnight Cape Town area

Day 13 Cape Town

  • Table Mountain (weather permitting)
  • City Highlights drive-through
  • Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
  • Robben Island
  • Overnight Cape Town area

Day 14 Cape Town - International departure

  • Transfer to Cape Town International Airport
  • Fly to International destination (or let us extend the tour to include the Victoria Falls, Chobe, Okavango Delta - see under Wildlife Safaris)
South African Highlights Tour 1 Information
Meals Breakfast
Accommodation
3, 4 and 5 Star according to guest preference and availability
Departure Dates
Any date
Transport Luxury vehicle with air-conditioning.
Price Includes All breakfasts, accommodation, game drives, fuel, toll fees, 1 x economy class domestic flights (Durban to Cape Town), guide/driver accommodation, guide/driver meals, bank costs incurred in South Africa for two direct bank to bank wire transfers (deposit and final payment), all entrance fees as per itinerary.
Price Excludes Lunch, dinner, snacks, teas and coffees, International flights, visas, cross border fees, items of a personal nature, telephone calls, bar service, drinks, mini bar, tips and gratuities, meals not specified, any activity not mentioned on the Itinerary, optional activities, porterage
Minimum Number
One
Climate Mediterranean to Sub-tropical
Best time to go All year round.
Health Requirements Malaria precaution for Kruger and Swaziland region- consult your medical practitioner.
Combines well with Southern African destinations such as Botswana (Okavango Delta, Chobe), Zambia (Victoria Falls) and Namibia.
Other Ideas Additional days can be added.
Child Policy Children welcome.
Clothing General tour clothing
Things to remember Camera, Binoculars
Notes Additional game drives can be added.

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Associations

Tour Associate SATSA Bonded
Tour Associate Wildlife and Environmental Society of South Africa
Tour Associate Intasure
Tour Associate FTTSA

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Ray, Ireland
Altogether the best holiday ever. Again thanks and your name will be given to anyone I know who is going in the direction of South Africa.
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