South Africa Discovery

Southern African mystique

Africa’s southern region is in many ways unlike any to the north. The cultures, landscapes and histories that encompass this intriguing sub-continent have given it an identity and mystique that is all its own.

From Cape Point, right at the southern tip, all the way to the magnificient Panorama Route, the attractions on this itinerary provide a breadth of scope certain to satisfy your curiosity about this intriguing land. In between you’ll have the opportunity to discover if South Africa’s Garden Route truly is as beautiful as legend paints it. You’ll stop off at pristine Knysna, and unique Oudtshoorn. You’ll see the hills of Natal, just as they might have been when Shaka Zulu reigned supreme. And you’ll get to visit some of the region’s great national parks and game lodges.

Day 1 - Cape Town Highlights: Welcome reception

Welcome to wonderful Cape Town. Enjoy an exclusive three night Special Stay, with spectacular views of the waterfront and Table Mountain.

Ascend Table Mountain by rotating gondola for wondrous 360 degree views.

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Sample South Africa’s finest vintages on a winelands tour. Alternatively, visit history rich Robben Island, take a township tour, or a Harley Davidson ride.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Journey along the Atlantic coastline to Cape Point, stop at the Cape of Good Hope, then visit Boulders Beach, home to an African penguin colony.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Stunning semi-desert scenery awaits en route to the town of Oudtshoorn. Later, discover a wonderland of underground chambers at the Cango Caves, among the largest in the world, before your overnight stay.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Learn about Africa’s largest bird at a local ostrich farm, then head to Knysna on the Garden Route, famous for its oysters, where you’ll enjoy an overnight stay. Enjoy a scenic lagoon cruise with expert commentary on the region’s flora and fauna.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Today board your flight from Port Elizabeth to Durban. Enjoy a two night Special Stay hotel, the ultimate in colonial charm and style.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Discover today the beach side town of Durban, famous for its Indian and colonial influences.

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Learn about the Anglo-Zulu war that took place close to Durban whilst sampling afternoon tea.

Meals included: Breakfast

The Dolphin Coast region of Natal has a sea of sugarcane fields. Enter Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park, world-renowned for its rhino conservation programme. Later, check into your elegant hotel for a two night stay at the foot of Zululand’s legendary Ghost Mountain.

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This evening, you’ll be treated to a mesmerising display of traditional Zulu dancing, complete with dramatic local drumming.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Take a morning cruise on stunning Lake Jozini and view the wildlife at the water’s edge. It’ll be your first chance to see hippos in their native habitat.

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Visit a traditional Zulu community in the Lebombo Mountains, and be welcomed by the village chief for a private tour.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Arrive in the tiny kingdom of Swaziland. You’ll journey through the magnificent valleys of Big Bend to your overnight stay in the Ezulwini Valley.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Kruger National Park borders stretches an impressive 450 kilometres. You’ll enjoy a two night Special Stay at the Lion Sands Game Reserve, situated on a private concession within the park. The Sabie River flows through it and is home to the highest recorded concentration of leopards in Africa. Take a game drive in an open safari vehicle this afternoon and look out for the ‘Big Five’ before soaking in the ambience while dining at your lodge.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Highlights: Game drives, Scenic Freechoice
Limitless game viewing possibilities await as you traverse the entire Kruger National Park in specially adapted Land Rovers to track the ‘Big Five’ – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo.

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Encounter hippos by exploring the shores of the Sabie River on foot, with a game ranger, or enjoy a fascinating lecture on wildlife.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Travel the magnificent Panorama Route on the way to Johannesburg. You’ll view the Blyde River Canyon, third deepest in the world, then visit Bourke’s Luck Potholes. Later, check into your stylish hotel for two nights.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

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Explore Soweto with your local guide and visit Nelson Mandela’s house. Learn about the 20th century South Africa at your visit to the Apartheid Museum.

Meals included: Breakfast

Depart after breakfast this morning.

Meals included: Breakfast

Prices are in Australian Dollars

Start Date End Date Prices
8 May 2019 22 May 2019 From $10,995
22 May 2019 5 June 2019 From $10,995
29 May 2019 12 June 2019 From $10,995
12 June 2019 26 June 2019 From $10,995
26 June 2019 10 July 2019 From $10,995
10 July 2019 24 July 2019 From $10,995
7 August 2019 21 August 2019 From $10,995
18 September 2019 2 October 2019 From $10,995
25 September 2019 9 October 2019 From $10,995

 For further detail on this or any other packages, please contact us on 1300 968 787

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