17 Days
Air-Inclusive

Overview

Experience what South Africa has to offer on a 17 day tour in way of scenery, wildlife and culture. Travel the magnificent Panorama Route to the 'Land of the Rising Sun', explore the world-renowned Kruger National Park, multi-cultural experiences, Durban’s distinctive beachfront, the breath taking Garden Route, Cape Town City, Peninsula, Winelands and one of the new 7 wonders of nature Table Mountain.


Itinerary

Day 1

Traveling

Depart from New York (JFK) or Washington Dulles (IAD) for your South African Airways flight to South Africa.

Day 2

JOHANNESBURG

On arrival at Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at Faircity Quatermain Hotel

Day 3

LOWVELD

After breakfast you will be met and will depart Johannesburg and head towards the 'Land of the Rising Sun' Mpumalanga via the magnificent Panorama Route.

Late afternoon arrival at your hotel. Relax and freshen up for dinner.

Overnight on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis at Perry's Bridge Hollow Hotel

Day 4

LOWVELD

After an early breakfast you will be met and transferred to the Kruger National Park for a morning safari drive.

Return to your hotel in the afternoon and spend the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis at Perry's Bridge Hollow Hotel

Day 5

SWAZILAND

After breakfast you will be met and depart to the Royal Kingdom of Swaziland.

Take in the beautiful scenery and enjoy a showcase of traditional Swazi culture followed by a traditional lunch at the Matsamo Cultural Village.

(Dinner is to your own arrangements.)

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at Royal Swazi Spa

Day 6

KWAZULU NATAL GAME RESERVES

Depart the hotel after breakfast for a day of activities.

Arrive at your hotel in the afternoon where you will embark on an afternoon scenic drive, visit a local and authentic Zulu homestead and eventually stop for sundowners.

Return to the hotel.

Overnight on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis at Ghost Mountain Inn

Day 7

KWAZULU NATAL GAME RESERVES

Enjoy the morning at leisure.

After lunch (to own account) you will be met and transferred to Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve for game viewing. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon.

Overnight on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis at Ghost Mountain Inn

Day 8

DURBAN

After breakfast depart the hotel and head towards St Lucia along the Elephant Coast.

Upon arrival you will embark on an estuarine boat trip and continue towards Durban where you will arrive at your hotel in the afternoon.

(Dinner is to your own arrangements.)

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at The Benjamin Boutique Hotel

Day 9

PORT ELIZABETH

Depending on departure time of flight, embark on a morning city tour of Durban and enjoy what the city has to offer.

Proceed to King Shaka International Airport for your flight to Port Elizabeth Airport.

On arrival at Port Elizabeth Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

(Dinner is to your own arrangements.)

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at Radisson Blu Port Elizabeth Hotel

Day 10

PLETTENBERG BAY

After breakfast depart and travel via the coastline towards the beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park.

Enjoy a walk along the suspension bridge across the Storms River mouth gorge.

Continue to your hotel in Plettenberg Bay.

Overnight on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis at Tarn Country House

Day 11

PLETTENBERG BAY

After breakfast enjoy an up-close-and-personal experience at the Elephant Sanctuary.

After lunch (to own account), travel to Plettenberg Bay for a visit to Birds of Eden.

Overnight on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis at Tarn Country House

Day 12

OUDTSHOORN

After breakfast depart and proceed on an informative cruise up the Keurbooms River towards Knysna and enjoy some time at leisure.

Travel to Oudtshoorn and visit a working ostrich farm.

Arrive at your hotel in the late afternoon.

Overnight on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis at De Opstal Country Lodge

Day 13

CAPE TOWN

After breakfast depart the hotel and enjoy a morning tour of the Cango Caves.

Afterward, travel towards Cape Town via Route 62. Lunch (to own account).

Arrive at your hotel.

(Dinner is to your own arrangements.)

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at Radisson BLU Le Vendome

Day 14

Cape Town

After breakfast you will be collected for your scheduled full day Cape Point and Peninsula Tour. (Lunch at own account).

Return to your hotel in the late afternoon.

(Dinner to own arrangements)

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at Radisson BLU Le Vendome

Day 15

Cape Town

After breakfast you will be collected for your scheduled full day Cape Winelands Tour. (Lunch at 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 your hotel in Cape Town.

(Dinner to own arrangements)

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at Radisson BLU Le Vendome

Day 16

DEPARTURE

After breakfast you will be collected from the hotel for a scheduled City Tour. (Cable car fee not included)

You will be dropped off at the hotel by 12:30.

In the late afternoon you will be met and transferred to Cape Town International Airport for your flight to Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport for your onward flight to the US.

Day 17

Traveling

Arrival in the United States at New York JFK or Washington Dulles airports.


Includes

Round trip coach air on South African Airways from New York (JFK) or Washington (IAD) Airport to South Africa Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport; Domestic coach air in South Africa as per the itinerary (Durban - Port Elizabeth and Cape Town - Johannesburg); Accommodation as per the itinerary; Most meals as per the itinerary (14x breakfast, 1x lunch, 7x dinner); Ground transfers as per the itinerary; All park fees and safari activities; Scheduled Cape Peninsula Tour; Scheduled Winelands Tour


Excludes

Add-on air from other U.S. cities; Any meals or services not mentioned above; Entrance fees on Cape Peninsula tour to Kirstenbosch, Seal Island cruise; Any items of personal expense, i.e. drinks, telephone calls, laundry etc.; Gratuities for rangers/guides/drivers