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South Africa Escorted Tour: Kruger + Durban + Cape Town (overland)

South Africa Tour: Johannesburg to Cape Town (3*)
SYD14J
14 NIGHTS
FROM £1,595
Per person sharing
International flights quoted separately
South Africa Escorted Tour Kruger Park Durban Garden Route Cape Town

This grand South Africa escorted tour starts in Johannesburg & visits the world famous Kruger Park, before travelling by coach to Swaziland, the Zulu Kingdom, the beaches of Durban, Drakensberg Mountains, Wild Coast and scenic Garden Route all the way to spectacular Cape Town. 2 departures a month, with English speaking guide. Group size 2 to 40.

South Africa Escorted Tour Kruger Park Durban Garden Route Cape Town
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South Africa Escorted Tour
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Kruger Park
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Swaziland
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Hluhluwe & St Lucia
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Durban Beaches
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Drakensberg
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Wild Coast
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East London
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Garden Route
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Cape Town
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South Africa Escorted Tour
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Kruger Park
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Swaziland
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Hluhluwe & St Lucia
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Durban Beaches
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Drakensberg
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Wild Coast
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East London
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Garden Route
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Cape Town
Day 1
You will be met at Johannesburg Airport and transferred to your airport hotel.
  
Check in and relax under warm blue South African skies in the city of gold.
Day 2
This morning we leave Johannesburg and travel 4.5-hours to Mpumalanga - "the place where the sun rises", driving eastwards through Witbank, before dropping several hundred feet into the subtropical Lowveld.
 
Here your guide will introduce you to the scenic Drakensberg Panorama Route and the green Blyde River Canyon - the third largest in the world. Enjoy wonderful views from God's Window and the Three Rondavels lookout. Also visit the Lisbon Falls and the unusual Bourkes Luck Pot Holes - cylindrical holes formed from the swirling waters of the Blyde and Treur Rivers.
 
In the late afternoon we check into our hotel in this region famous for its wildlife.
 
On escorted group tours please note that for operational reasons it is sometimes necessary to substitute one hotel with another of similar quality.
Day 3
Today we have an early start, as we enter the world famous Kruger National Park for a morning of game viewing in our closed vehicle in this vast 2-million hectare game sanctuary the size of Wales (packed breakfast included).
 
The Kruger National Park offers magnificent game viewing opportunities and the highest concentration of lion in the whole of Africa. With nearly 150 different species of mammals and over 100 species of reptiles, you can hope to see cheetah, giraffe, hippo, kudu, crocodiles, sable antelope, waterbuck, warthogs, baboons, wild dogs and many other interesting animals as well as the Big Five - Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard and Rhino. With over 500 different bird species including eagles, kingfishers, vultures and storks, outstanding bird watching is also guaranteed. We return to our hotel around lunch time, with afternoon at leisure.
 
There is also the option of a full day open-top game drive (pay locally).
 
Note: You will need your passport to enter the Kruger National Park.
Day 4
This morning we travel to Swaziland, a small mountain kingdom known for its lovely scenery, crafts and colourful indigenous culture.
 
Here we visit a Cultural Village to learn more about Swazi art and traditions, before checking into our hotel in these beautiful surroundings.
 
Note: You will need your passport to enter Swaziland.
Day 5
This morning we travel 4-hours southwards through Swaziland before re-entering South Africa and travelling to Hluhluwe in the kingdom of Zululand.
  
Check into your hotel with the remainder of the day at leisure.
Day 6
We leave Hluhluwe this morning and drive 3-hours to Durban.
 
Along the way we stop at St Lucia. Weather permitting, here there is an option of a boat ride on the estuary, where you may see hippo, buffalo and crocodiles as well as abundant bird life (pay locally).
 
Situated inside the Isimangaliso Wetlands, this whole area has been declared a RAMSAR Wetland of international significance because of its great biodiversity and importance as a breeding site for waterbirds. Over 520 different species have been recorded in this vast wetland that is surrounded by mangrove swamps and dense reed beds, with birds ranging from permanent residents to tropical and altitudinal migrants, regional nomads and long-distance migrants. These include a variety of storks, pelicans, flamingos, kingfishers, spoonbills, fish eagles, gulls, herons, terns, ducks and geese.
 
Afterwards we continue southwards to the Durban North Coast, driving past many traditional Zulu homesteads and sugar cane fields. Enjoy an orientation tour of this multi-cultural city, before checking in to your hotel in the late afternoon.
Day 7
After a leisurely breakfast, today we travel inland for 3-hours to the majestic Drakensberg Mountains.
 
We travel through the scenic Natal Midlands, stopping at Howick Falls and continuing along the Midlands Meander Route, arriving at our hotel in the mid afternoon.
Day 8
At leisure to relax in the southern Drakensberg Mountains.
 
You can take an optional day tour to ascend the mighty Sani Pass, the highest in Africa, and enter the mountain kingdom of Lesotho (passport required) to enjoy a drink in the highest pub in Africa. This the home of the Basuto people, who wear colourful blankets and distinctive traditional hats.
 
These mountains also offer wonderful walking and hiking opportunities, as well as outstanding bird watching – particularly raptors, but also sunbirds, waxbills and the numerous other species found in the grasslands, riverine scrub and natural forests.
Day 9
Today we leave the Drakensberg Mountains and travel 6-hours through the Transkei to Chintsa on the unspoilt Wild Coast.
 
We travel to Umtata and via Nelson Mandela's house, where you can see the traditional way of life of the Xhosa people, arriving at Chintsa in the late afternoon.
Day 10
Enjoy a morning at leisure relaxing on the beaches at Chintsa.
 
In the afternoon we drive southwards for 5-hours to Tsitsikamma - the gateway to the beautiful Garden Route. Check into your accommodation and enjoy the flora and bird life of the Tsitsikamma Forest.
Day 11
This morning we visit the Tsitsikamma Forest, which provides scenic walking opportunities.
 
We also take a short walk to the scenic Storms River Mouth to enjoy the scenery from the suspension bridge, where photographic opportunities abound.
 
We then drive 1.5-hours to the oyster capital of Knysna and check into your hotel in this area of outstanding natural beauty.
 
Note: In season we recommend booking Knysna restaurants online in advance of your visit, to avoid disappointment.
 
Day 12
Today we leave Knysna and continue along the Garden Route to the ostrich capital of Oudtshoorn.
 
We drive past the beautiful lakes of Sedgefield and through the small seaside town of Wilderness. At George we head inland across the spectacular Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn in the arid Little Karoo. Here we visit an Ostrich Ranch to learn more about these huge flightless birds and their magnificent plumage.
 
We also visit the world famous Cango Caves. This vast series of underground halls and caverns was formed over 20 million years ago in the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains. The caves, which extend for over 3 miles, contain spectacular stalagmites and stalactites and offer relatively easy access.
 
In the late afternoon we arrive in Mossel Bay situated on the coast.
Day 13
Today we drive 5-hours to Cape Town, with a stop in Albertina to visit an Aloe Factory.
 
We travel through the historic town of Swellendam, with its delightful Cape Dutch architecture and Worcester, arriving in Cape Town in the late afternoon.
 
At the end of your tour, check into your hotel within sight of Table Mountain.
Day 14
Today is free for independent sightseeing in Cape Town.
 
To orientate yourself, we suggest you purchase a pass onboard the convenient Red Route Hop-Off Bus, which stops at all Cape Town’s key sights and attractions, including the Table Mountain cable car (discounted tickets are sold on the bus). Here you can ascend and enjoy one of the world's most famous views.
 
Continue to trendy Camps Bay beach and the many attractions of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront (pay all entrance fees locally).
 
Note: Don't let the colour of the bus confuse you. All buses are red, but they run two different routes - the Red City Route and the Blue Kirstenbosch Route.
Day 15
Transfer to Cape Town airport for your flight home.