12 Day Classic South Africa

12 Day Classic South Africa


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1 - Depart for South Africa
Depart for South Africa

DAY 2 - Arrive in Cape Town
Arrive in Cape Town and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure
Overnight: Cape Town

DAY 3 - Cape Peninsula Tour
Today, depart on a full day Cape Peninsula Tour with lunch along the way. Drive to Cape Point at the southwestern tip of the Cape Peninsula, passing steep mountains, secluded coves, and sweeping beaches en route. After a stop at the fishing village of Hout Bay, one of Cape Town's best-kept secrets, continue to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, comprising over 17,300 acres of indigenous flora and fauna, where you may see baboons by the road-side, rheboks, Cape Mountain zebras, bonteboks and the elusive eland. The native plant life, known as fynbos, forms one of only six floral kingdoms in the world. Following the coastline along False Bay, return to Cape Town after lunch by way of Simon's Town. Here, visit the penguin colonies at Boulders Beach, and continue with a scenic drive over Muizenberg Mountain. Lastly, visit the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, resting at the foot of Table Mountain, for a short walking tour of the beautiful gardens before finally returning to Cape Town. This evening enjoy a Welcome Dinner at the hotel
Overnight: Cape Town
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4 - Cape Town City Tour
After a leisurely breakfast depart on a half day Cape Town city and Table Mountain tour. Driving to the city center, pass famous landmarks such as the Castle of Good Hope built in 1666 by the Dutch East India Company and City Hall, a splendid baroque building, and of course the Grand Parade. See St. George's Cathedral, the Anglican Diocese of Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Pass the Company Gardens and the Malay Quarter. The route then leads to Kloof Nek and the magnificent Table Mountain. Ascend to the top (weather permitting) by means of a cable car. At the summit, see wild flowers and the famous silver tree, and marvel at a birds-eye view of the city and its beaches. On a clear day it is even possible to see Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, on one side, and Cape Point on the other. Descend from the Upper Cableway Station and proceed to the Milnerton Lighthouse before returning to your hotel
Optional: Half Day Cape Town Cultural Diversity Tour (PM)
Overnight: Cape Town
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5 - Full Day in Cape Town
Enjoy the day at leisure in Cape Town
Optional: Full Day Private Winelands Tour
Optional: Home Hosted Dinner in Cape Town
Overnight: Cape Town
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6 - Flight to Durban, Game Viewing Cruise on the St. Lucia Estuary
This morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Durban. Transfer from King Shaka Airport to St Lucia and enjoy a cruise on the St. Lucia Estuary. This tidal estuary is home to Nile crocodiles, hippopotami, sea turtles, and even sharks, making it a fascinating and uniquely diverse ecosystem. Later, transfer to your hotel
Overnight: Hluhluwe
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7 - Game Drive in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, Travel to Swaziland
After breakfast travel to the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, situated in northern KwaZulu Natal, which contains an immense diversity of fauna and flora and is particularly famous for its conservation of black and white rhinos. Home to Africa's "Big Five," you may have a chance to see elephant, Cape buffalo, lion and leopard, in addition to rhino during your morning game drive through the reserve. The park also boasts warthog, crocodile, and antelope. Following the safari, continue to the border post of the Kingdom of Swaziland. Swaziland, an independent Kingdom within the borders of South Africa, known for its lovely scenery, fine handicrafts and vibrant indigenous culture. Visitors may opt for an excursion to a Swazi candle factory, where Swazi wax artists make beautiful candles. Continue to your hotel
Overnight: Swaziland
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8 - Swaziland Sightseeing
After breakfast visit the Ngwenya glass factory, where visitors can watch talented glass blowers create a range of enchanting African animals, birds and fish, as well as tableware, made from recycled glass that is collected by the children of Swaziland. Transfer to the South African border and continue to the hotel where you will enjoy dinner
Overnight: Hazyview
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9 - Kruger National Park Game Reserve
The day begins at dawn with coffee, tea, and rusks, a South African dry biscuit. Then, depart for Kruger National Park to join a thrilling open-vehicle game drive. Larger than the state of Connecticut, the park offers some of the best game and wildlife viewing opportunities in the world, and early morning is an optimal time of day. You may have a chance to see lion, elephant, giraffe, or zebra in their natural habitat. After stopping at a rest camp for pre-packed breakfast, the game safari continues. With any luck, you may even see cheetah and leopard. Return to the hotel to relax. After the day's excitement, enjoy dinner at the hotel this evening
Optional: Afternoon Game Drive in Kruger Park
Overnight: Hazyview
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10 - Panorama Route to Johannesburg
Depart after breakfast and travel to Mpumalanga Province, known as "Paradise Country," driving the spectacular "Panorama Route." Stop to admire the views of amazing scenery along the 16-mile-long Blyde River Canyon, cut deep into red sandstone, and God's Window (weather and fog permitting), a breathtaking, edenic vista at the edge of the escarpment overlooking Kruger National Park. Visit Bourke's Luck Potholes, a series of waterfalls and distinctive rock formations created by countless millennia of water erosion before proceeding to Johannesburg
Overnight: Johannesburg
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11 - Soweto Tour
After an early breakfast depart on a half day Soweto Tour. Experience a fascinating glimpse of the bustling neighborhood life of Soweto, the most metropolitan township in the country, setting trends in politics, fashion, music, dance and language. Drive by the former residence of Bishop Desmond Tutu and visit Nelson Mandela's former home, before proceeding to the Hector Peterson memorial, dedicated to one of the first casualties of the Soweto uprising of 1976. Return to the hotel for lunch on your own before departing for the Apartheid Museum. On your guided tour of the museum you will journey through the racial segregation experienced by millions of South Africans just over a decade ago. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant
Overnight: Johannesburg
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12 - Depart South Africa
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

  • Intra-flight Cape Town-Durban
  • 10 nights accommodations
  • 4 nights Cape Town
  • 1 night Hluhluwe
  • 1 night Swaziland
  • 2 nights Hazyview
  • 2 nights Johannesburg
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 15 meals: 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Game drives in modern 10-seater safari vehicles
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

  • Special Features

  • Cape Town City & Table Mountain Tour
  • Cape Peninsula Tour
  • Game Viewing Cruise in Zululand
  • Game drive through Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve
  • Game drive through Kruger Park
  • Soweto Tour
  • *Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, but does include flight Cape Town-Durban.

    Protea Hotel Umfolozi River and Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Melrose Arch standard rooms cannot comfortably accommodate three passengers; therefore, prices reflect a double, plus a single room configuration which is available on request. The Protea Hotel Victoria Junction can accommodate three passengers in an upgraded loft room which is available on request.

    Please note, all passport holders should have two or more entirely blank (unstamped) visa pages in their passport when traveling to South Africa and Swaziland. Effective June 1, 2015 children 17 & under will be required to present an unabridged full birth certificate. Extracts or copies are not acceptable. If both parents are not traveling with the child, additional documentation is required. Call us for more information.

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    Accommodations

    Package: 12 Day Classic South Africa

    Happy Valley Hotel
    This tourist class hotel is located in Swaziland's Ezulwini Valley.

    Protea Hotel Victoria Junction
    This first class hotel borders the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in the Green Point district of Cape Town.

    Protea Hotel Hazyview
    This tourist class hotel is situated in the lush Mpumalanga Lowveld, and is twenty-five minutes from the famous Kruger National Park.

    Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Melrose Arch
    This first class hotel is located in the Melrose Arch Precinct.

    Protea Hotel Umfolozi River
    This tourist class hotel is located nearby the Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve.

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    Ratings based off 5 reviews . Currently showing 2 reviews with comments only.
    By Danny R on Jun 26, 2014

    Excellent tour at a good price.

    By Debra B on May 30, 2014

    A trip of a life time, delivered as promised!


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