14-Day Grand South Africa Journey from Cape Town

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

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  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Small-group tour by minibus

Overview

This is a whirlwind 14-day tour showcasing the Rainbow Nation in all its glory.  Start by taking a trip to the top of the mighty Table Mountain before experiencing an informative Cape Town City Tour.  Journey to the world-renowned Cape Winelands and sample some of the outstanding wines on offer.  Travel along the picturesque Garden Route before heading to Jozi, the City of Gold.  Take a tour to Soweto and the Apartheid Museum before heading off along the magnificent Panorama Route to marvel at the scenery.  Finish the tour with an exciting game viewing and safari experience.  This tour includes 13 nights 4* accommodation, 13 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 6 dinner, transport in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle and an English speaking THETA registered tour guide.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Cape Town
Upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you will be met and assisted with your transfer to your hotel. Check in at your hotel and spend the remainder of the day at leisure.

Accommodation: The President Hotel (standard room) or similar

Day 2: City & Table Mountain Tour (B)
Afternoon collection from the hotel for a scheduled City Tour - a geographical and cultural extravaganza showing you Cape Town from its historical beginnings to modern buildings and malls. The tour commences with a tour of Table Mountain (weather permitting; cable car fee not included). In the city itself, visit the Company Gardens, the S.A. Museum, the Castle of Good Hope and the vibrant and arty flea market, Greenmarket Square. Return to the hotel by 17h30. Dinner to own arrangements.

Accommodation: The President Hotel (standard room) or similar

Day 3: Cape Point & Peninsula (B)
This morning you will be collected for your scheduled full day Cape Point & Peninsula Tour. Travel along the Atlantic Seaboard via Sea Point, Clifton and Camps Bay before continuing to Hout Bay, a quaint village and fishing harbour with magnificent mountain views and beach (optional boat trip to Seal Island - to own account). Continue via Chapman's Peak , one of the world's most breathtaking coastal drives, to Cape Point and the Good Hope Nature Reserve. After lunch at a nearby restaurant (not included in cost), go on to historic Simon's Town - a village with charming Victorian architecture, a naval base and a large penguin colony at the beautiful Boulders Beach. Boulders Penguin Colony is home to a growing colony of the vulnerable African Penguin. Wooden walkways allow visitors to view the penguins in their natural habitat and there is also an information centre. End the day with a visit to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens which is world-renowned for the beauty and diversity of the Cape Flora it displays and for the magnificence of its setting against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain. The tour ends upon return to your hotel during the late afternoon. Dinner to own arrangements.

Accommodation: The President Hotel (standard room) or similar

Day 4: Cape Winelands (B)
Today you embark on a scheduled full day Cape Winelands Tour. This is a delightful drive, which winds its way to the heart of the Cape Winelands through superb mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads. Head off to the wine country via the N2 to the heart of South Africa's wine industry, Stellenbosch, boasting great beauty and culture that is steeped in South African history. With the sheer vastness of wine estates on offer, you are truly spoilt for choice when you enjoy your first wine tasting of the day. Travel over the Helshoogte Pass to the town of Franschhoek. Billed as the Gourmet Capital of South Africa, this charming town, in a most picturesque valley, retains a French Huguenot style. Enjoy a wine tasting before taking time to enjoy the fabled culinary skills of the Franschhoek chefs at one of the many award-winning restaurants (lunch to own account). Time permitting, a visit to a Paarl region estate would be included to round off the day's wine-tasting experiences before heading back to Cape Town. Dinner to own arrangements.

Accommodation: The President Hotel (standard room) or similar

Day 5: Cape Town - Oudtshoorn (B/D)
Depart Cape Town and travel along Route 62 to Barrydale for lunch (not included in cost). Continue to Oudtshoorn - the 'feather capital' of the world. Visit a working ostrich farm for a guided tour. Check into your accommodation in the late afternoon before enjoying dinner.

Accommodation: De Opstal Country Lodge (standard room) or similar

Day 6: Oudtshoorn - Plettenberg Bay (B/D)
Enjoy a morning tour of the Cango Caves - one of the natural wonders of the world. Continue to the lagoon side town of Knysna - the gem of the Garden Route. Enjoy some time at leisure at the Knysna Waterfront before proceeding to The Crags near Plettenberg Bay. Embark on an informative cruise up the Keurbooms River before arriving at your accommodation where you shall spend the following two nights. Freshen up before dinner at the lodge.

Accommodation: Hog Hollow Country House (standard room) or similar

Day 7: Plettenberg Bay (B/D)
After breakfast, get up-close-and-personal with nature at the Elephant Sanctuary. With the help of the resident African elephants and the well-informed guides, you will learn about the sad and mystical story of the Elephants. The visit presents you with the opportunity to touch, feed and photograph these gentle giants. After lunch (to own account), travel to Plettenberg Bay for a visit to Birds of Eden - the largest free-flight bird aviary in the world. Birds of Eden stems from the need to create a safe environment in which to release a large collection of free-flight African birds and the sanctuary also enables bird owners to apply to release their pet birds into the sanctuary, after undergoing rehabilitation. Balance of the day at leisure.

Accommodation: Hog Hollow Country House (standard room) or similar

Day 8: Plettenberg Bay - Port Elizabeth (B)
After breakfast and check-out formalities, journey along the final leg of the Garden Route to the beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park. Described as the 'garden of the Garden Route', the Tsitsikamma actually deserves a more vivid description to encapsulate the beauty of the place. Enjoy a walk along the suspension bridge across the Storms River mouth gorge; which offers visitors’ incredible views and photo opportunities. Arrive in Port Elizabeth at approximately 18h00 with drop-off at the hotel. Dinner is to your own arrangements.

Accommodation: Radisson Blu Port Elizabeth (standard room) or similar

Day 9: Port Elizabeth - Johannesburg (B)
This morning you shall be transferred to Port Elizabeth Airport for your flight to Johannesburg (not included in cost), the City of Gold. Upon arrival at O.R.Tambo International Airport, you will be met and transferred to the hotel. Afternoon collection from your hotel for a scheduled Johannesburg City Tour. Johannesburg is a booming, happening city and the area close to City Hall, Newtown Cultural Precinct and Maboneng Precinct, which has completely transformed the Market Theatre and surrounds, now forms the heart of urban revival. Visit the Ghandi Memorial, see how art is being used to revitalise and uplift the inner city of Johannesburg and get a bird's eye view of Johannesburg from the top of Carlton Centre. Return to your hotel for remainder of the evening at leisure.

Accommodation: Protea Hotel Balalaika (standard room) or similar

Day 10: Soweto & Apartheid Museum (B/L)
This morning you will be collected for your scheduled morning Half Day Soweto Tour. Soweto is a cluster of townships located at the South Western flank of Johannesburg. It is from here that most of the struggle was fought against the injustices of the apartheid regime and is home to sites of historical importance. The tour ends with lunch at a local township tavern before proceeding to spend the remainder of the afternoon exploring the exhibit at The Apartheid Museum. The Apartheid Museum opened in 2001 and is acknowledged as the pre-eminent museum in the world dealing with 20th Century South Africa, at the heart of which is the apartheid story. The exhibits include provocative film footage, photographs, text panels and artefacts illustrating the events and human stories that are part of the epic saga. For anyone wanting to understand and experience what apartheid South Africa was really like, a visit to the Apartheid Museum is fundamental.

Accommodation: Protea Hotel Balalaika (standard room) or similar

Day 11: Johannesburg - Mpumalanga (B/D)
Depart Johannesburg and travel to the 'Land of the Rising Sun’ - Mpumalanga - via the magnificent Panorama Route. The most spectacular stretch of the Panorama Route is the Blyde River Canyon. From many well-positioned vantage points one has a view of the 33 km long gorge, which starts at "Bourke's Luck Potholes" and ends at the "Three Rondavels". Time and weather permitting, stop at God's Window. Late afternoon arrival at your hotel. Check in and freshen up before dinner.

Accommodation: Perry's Bridge Hollow (standard room) or similar

Day 12: Luxury Safari Experience (B/L/D)
After breakfast and check-out formalities, you will be transferred to the Manyeleti Reserve, sharing unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park, for an authentic African bush stay. The camp offers a breathtaking wildlife experience whilst still pampering the senses with meticulous service and superb cuisine. Morning and evening game tracking drives in open 4 x 4 vehicles bring you into close contact with the Big Five as well as the other aspects of our wildlife. Highly experienced guides will take you on foot to bring into clear focus the magic of the bush with its myriad of busy insects and resplendent birdlife during your stay.

Accommodation: Honeyguide Tented Safari Camp (tented suite) or similar

Day 13: Luxury Safari Experience (B/L/D)
Enjoy a full day of being treated like African Royalty whilst creating a memorable safari experience on the scheduled game viewing activities on offer.

Accommodation: Honeyguide Tented Safari Camp (tented suite) or similar

Day 14: Departure (B)
Time permitting embark on your final early morning game viewing activity before returning to camp for breakfast followed by check-out formalities. You shall be collected for your transfer to Hoedspuit OR Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport where the tour ends.

Information

Includes:
  • 13 nights accommodation
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Professional guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Excludes:
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (recommended)
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • A maximum of 2 people per booking

Meeting Point

Cape Town International Airport
Departure Time:
Flexible
Return Details:
Hoedspuit OR Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport
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