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Classic South Africa
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Classic South Africa

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Created: Friday, July 1, 2022
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1.802 €
Based on 2 adults
Created: Friday, July 1, 2022
Destinations: Mpumalanga, St. Lucia, Durban, Drakensberg, Knysna, Mossel Bay, Cape Town
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06 Nov
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Classic South Africa

Classic South Africa
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Day 1: Johannesburg

Pickup: Arrival terminal {1}

SUNDAY: JOHANNESBURG
On arrival in Johannesburg at OR Tambo International Airport, you’ll be met by your representative and assisted to your shuttle transfer service that will transfer you to your hotel. You have the remainder of the day at leisure until 19h00 when we all meet at the hotel reception for a welcome briefing on the tour and a chance to meet your fellow travellers.


Day 2: Mpumalanga

MONDAY: JOHANNESBURG – MPUMALANGA
This morning we leave for Mpumalanga, dropping several hundred feet into the lush subtropical region of the Lowveld. Travel along the circular Panorama Route, visiting the view sites of the Blyde River Canyon, home to the Three Rondavels and one of the natural wonders of Africa; gasp at the glory of God’s Window, with a boundless view of mountains and fertile plains and visit Bourke’s Luck Potholes. Why not experience an exclusive el fresco bridge dinner, overlooking the magnificent Sabie River under a star-studded sky (optional and for own account)? [Breakfast]
Distance travelled today: 500 kms


Day 3: Mpumalanga

TUESDAY: MPUMALANGA
We have a bright and early start to the day to experience the wonders of exploring the Kruger National Park in our closed vehicle. Why not join a thrilling open-vehicle safari through the Kruger National Park (optional and for own account)? The Kruger National Park is an internationally renowned game reserve of nearly 2 million hectares that supports the largest variety of wildlife species on the African continent. Keep a lookout for the wonderful flora and bird life that abounds. We return to our hotel around lunch time and your afternoon is at leisure to relax. Consider joining an African dinner feast and an evening of traditional Shangaan storytelling (optional and for own account). [Packed Breakfast]
Distance travelled today: 200 kms


Day 4: Swaziland

WEDNESDAY: MPUMALANGA – ESWATINI (SWAZILAND)
This morning we travel to eSwatini (Swaziland), an independent Kingdom within the borders of South Africa, known for its lovely scenery, crafts and colourful indigenous culture. An interactive cultural experience introduces us to the charming people of eSwatini and their traditions. We travel via the capital city, Mbabane, to the beautiful Ezulwini Valley for overnight in eSwatini (Swaziland). [Breakfast]
Distance travelled today: 280 kms


Day 5: St Lucia

THURSDAY: ESWATINI (SWAZILAND) – ST LUCIA AND SURROUNDS
This morning we journey through eSwatini (Swaziland) into Zululand. Our journey continues into the Kingdom of KwaZulu-Natal where ancient traditions and modern cultures of both Zulu and Settler have combined into a vibrant society living in peace and harmony. There is an option to enjoy an afternoon open vehicle game drive in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve (optional and for own account). Arrive at your hotel in the late afternoon for overnight. [Breakfast]
Distance travelled today: 350 kms


Day 6: Durban

FRIDAY: ST LUCIA AND SURROUNDS – DURBAN
Guests have the option to take a morning boat cruise (optional and for own account) on Lake St Lucia, to experience Africa’s largest estuarine system, before heading off to Durban. An orientation tour of Durban, that travels along the Golden Mile, the beachfront promenade, The Point Waterfront and harbour introduces us to this multicultural, vibrant seaside city. The orientation tour concludes with a visit to the Durban Botanic Gardens before arriving at our hotel late afternoon. [Breakfast]
Distance travelled today: 320 kms


Day 7: Drakensberg

SATURDAY: DURBAN – DRAKENSBERG
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast or perhaps explore the bustling Umhlanga Beach with a stroll along the Promenade mile that buzzes with energy as surfers, joggers and cyclists take to this seaside playground. Then we head into the majestic Southern Drakensberg Mountains. We visit the impressive 300-foot-high Howick Falls, located in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands town of Howick. Our journey continues through the Southern Midlands Meander Route, arriving at our hotel, situated on a scenic World Heritage site, mid-afternoon. Your afternoon is at leisure to soak up the surroundings, or enjoy fishing, hiking and even horse riding in clean mountain air (optional and for own account). Sit down to a sumptuous dinner at your hotel. [Breakfast & Dinner]
Distance travelled today: 280 kms


Day 8: Drakensberg

SUNDAY: DRAKENSBERG
Enjoy a full day at leisure to soak up the surroundings of the magnificent Southern Drakensberg Mountains. There are also many leisure activities to be enjoyed at the Resort. Consider joining a thrilling 4x4 tour up the spectacular Sani Pass into the mountain Kingdom of Lesotho (optional and for own account). Enjoy an evening dinner at your hotel with a wide variety of local specialities to choose from. [Breakfast & Dinner]


Day 9: Chinsta

MONDAY: DRAKENSBERG – EASTERN CAPE COAST
This morning we continue south to the Eastern Cape entering the fourth of the provinces and the birthplace of Nelson Mandela (fondly known as Madiba). En route we see the old traditional way of life in the homeland area known as the Transkei and stop for lunch (own account) outside the capital of Umtata. We continue via Nelson Mandela’s birthplace and house, arriving late afternoon at our accommodation in Chinsta East, on the beautiful, unspoilt Eastern Cape Coast. A delicious dinner with local seafood delicacies awaits you at your lodge. [Breakfast & Dinner]
Distance travelled today: 520 kms


Day 10: Tsitsikamma Natural Park

TUESDAY: EASTERN CAPE COAST – TSITSIKAMMA
We awake to the sounds of the crashing waves and have the morning at leisure to unwind with beach sand between our toes. The beach stretches on uninterrupted for many kilometres and the thick indigenous beach forest is a haven for an amazing variety of birdlife. We set off heading south to the Tsitsikamma Forest. [Breakfast]
Distance travelled today: 510 kms


Day 11: Knysna

WEDNESDAY: TSITSIKAMMA – KNYSNA
After a leisurely breakfast, visit the spectacularly beautiful Tsitsikamma Forest, which provides scenic walking opportunities. A short walk to the Storms River Mouth offers some magnificent views of the gorge and river below. Arrive in Knysna, known as the oyster box of South Africa, for check in at your hotel. Enjoy a dinner filled with culinary delights at the hotel’s trendy restaurant. [Breakfast & Dinner]
Distance travelled today: 92 kms


Day 12: Mossel Bay

THURSDAY: KNYSNA – OUDTSHOORN – MOSSEL BAY
After breakfast, we travel inland over the spectacular Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, known as the ‘feather capital of the world’ because of its ostrich industry. We visit a working ostrich farm and then explore the famous Cango Caves. Walk around the famous Cango Caves with their magnificent dripstone formations of stalactites and stalagmites. Overnight in Mossel Bay. [Breakfast]
Distance travelled today: 360 kms


Day 13: Cape Town

FRIDAY: MOSSEL BAY – CAPE TOWN
Today’s journey ends in Cape Town. On the way we stop off in Albertinia to visit a well-known aloe factory. In this area, the Cape Aloe grows wild on many farms, and is still harvested in the traditional, labour-intensive way, providing a livelihood for unskilled, independent tappers. We drive via Swellendam, Worcester and through the Huguenot Tunnel before arriving in Cape Town in the late afternoon. [Breakfast]
Distance travelled today: 420 kms


Day 14: Cape Town

SATURDAY: CAPE TOWN (UNESCORTED)
Enjoy a full day at leisure. Perhaps join a sightseeing tour of Cape Town and Table Mountain (optional and for own account), or spend the day exploring the magnificent Cape Winelands on a full day winelands tour (optional and for own account) or join a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula, with its dramatic coastline and spectacular scenic beauty (optional and for own account). Although a small city, Cape Town is packed with sightseeing attractions, excellent bars, cafes and restaurants as well as colourful craft markets. Alternatively relax on one of Cape Town’s many pristine beaches. Overnight in Cape Town. [Breakfast]


Day 15:

SUNDAY: CAPE TOWN
This morning after breakfast, check out of the hotel by 11h00. The remainder of the day will be at leisure until your transfer to Cape Town International airport. [Breakfast]

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Destinations 14
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Tours 1
Tour summary
Guide languages
English
Included
- 18 Meals: 14 breakfasts, 4 dinners including gratuities
- 14 Nights’ accommodation including porterage
- Transportation including toll fees in air-conditioned vehicles
- Services of a professional English speaking tour guide
- Entrance fees as specified in the itinerary

SPECIAL FEATURES
- Visit the spectacular scenic Three Rondavels, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and God’s Window
- Experience a game safari in the Kruger National Park
-Meet the friendly people of eSwatini (Swaziland) and experience their culture through singing and dancing
- Orientation tour of Durban including a visit to the Durban Botanic Gardens
- Visit to the charming village of Howick and its impressive waterfall
- Overnight in the magnificent Southern Drakensberg Mountains and experience the unspoilt Eastern Cape Coast
- Travel past Nelson Mandela’s birthplace and house
- Visit Tsitsikamma National Park and the scenic Storms River Mouth
- Overnight in Knysna, known as the oyster box of South Africa
- Guided tour of the Cango Caves and a guided tour of a working ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn
- Visit a well known Aloe factory and learn more about the locally grown Cape Aloe
- Two overnights in Cape Town, spectacularly set at the foot of Table Mountain
- Variety of optional excursions available to enhance the journey

NOTE - VISA REQUIREMENTS
This tour travels through eSwatini (Swaziland) and Lesotho. Please check visa requirements, as certain nationalities may require visas to travel through eSwatini (Swaziland) and Lesotho.
Excluded
- All accommodation not listed
- Meals, transport and guides not mentioned
- Excursions not mentioned, personal expenses, telephone calls, laundries, tips etc
- All flights, visas and passports, airport taxes, etc.
- Any other services not mentioned in the program
Hotels

Anew Hotel Hluhluwe (Or similar)

Crawfords Beach Lodge (Or similar)

Diaz Hotel & Resort (Or similar)

Drakensberg Gardens Hotel (Or similar)

Hippo Hollow Country Estate (Or similar)

Lugogo Sun (Or similar)

Premier Resort The Moorings (Or similar)

Protea Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport (Or similar)

Protea Umhlanga Ridge (Or similar)

SunSquare Cape Town Gardens (Or similar)

Tsitsikamma Village Inn (Or similar)