South African Highlights

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South African Highlights

This tour offers a wonderful introduction to South Africa, encompassing many of its scenic and cultural highlights. Travel along the famed Garden Route, explore the historical sites of Johannesburg, then spend three nights in the world-renowned Kruger National Park. Finish with the astonishing scenery of the Panorama Route.

Tour Nights

  • Oudtshoorn: 2 nights
  • Knysna: 2 nights
  • Tsitsikamma: 1 nights
  • Johannesburg: 3 nights
  • Mpumalanga: 3 nights
  • Tour code: AWSA48
  • Accommodation Grade
  • Group Tour

Tour At a Glance

  • Tour the Cango Caves and enjoy wine tasting in Schoemanshoek Valley
  • Visit a primate sanctuary and a bird sanctuary in Plettenberg Bay
  • ExploreTsitsikamma National Park and scenic Storms River Mouth
  • Two days of thrilling game viewing in Kruger National Park
  • Traverse the spectacularly scenic Panorama Route

Itinerary details

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  • Day 1 Cape Town - Cape Agulhas - Oudtshoorn
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    Cape Town - Cape Agulhas - Oudtshoorn

    Explore the captivating landscapes as you embark on the Garden Route journey with your local tour guide. Travel along Sir Lowry’s Pass, enjoying breathtaking views en route to Grabouw and Elgin, surrounded by picturesque mountains. Pause at a local farmstall to relish products from the region before reaching Cape Agulhas, the meeting point of the Atlantic and the Indian Oceans. Visit the historic Cape Agulhas Lighthouse, an iconic symbol of Africa’s tip. Journey through Swellendam, the Tradouw Pass, the Barrydale, and the famous Route 62. Ind ulge in premium port wines in Calitzdorp and proceed to Oudtshoorn, the ‘ostrich feather capital’. Conclude the day with a unique dinner at the Ostrich Farm, savoring local delicacies like Ostrich Steak. Retire for the night in Oudtshoorn. Meals included: Dinner  Read More

  • Day 2 Oudtshoorn
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    Oudtshoorn

    After a leisurely breakfast take a tour of the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves, one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ages. Afterwards enjoy a wine tasting at a local wine estate in the scenic Schoemanshoek Valley. Return to Oudtshoorn for a fun filled interactive guided tour at a working Ostrich Farm. Overnight in Oudtshoorn. Meals included: Breakfast 

  • Day 3 Oudtshoorn - Knysna
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    Oudtshoorn - Knysna

    Travel over the Outeniqua Pass to George, with its many historical landmarks, and on to the attractive resort town of Wilderness. In Knysna, known as the oyster box of South Africa, journey into the magical Knysna Forests, home to elusive Knysna elephants. Visit the Dalene Matthee Big Tree Memorial and enjoy a delicious lunch in the forest at Totties Farm Kitchen.
    Meals included: Breakfast & lunch 

  • Day 4 Knysna
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    Knysna

    Visit the Forest Legends Museum, the colourful Old Suzie steam engine and the stately Old Forester’s Home. Continue to Monkeland Primate Sanctuary, where you’ll see a variety of primates roaming free in the forest. Enjoy the spectacular views from Eastern Head before travelling to Brenton on Sea, with its unspoilt beaches and peaceful surrounds.
    Meals included: Breakfast 

  • Day 5 Knysna - Tsitsikamma
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    Knysna - Tsitsikamma

    Drive to Plettenberg Bay, considered the jewel of the Garden Route, and visit the Birds of Eden free-flight sanctuary. Continue to Bloukrans Bridge, the highest single span arch bridge in the world, then visit the Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River Mouth.
    Meals included: Breakfast 

  • Day 6 Tsitsikamma - Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) - Johannesburg
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    Tsitsikamma - Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) - Johannesburg

    Head east along the Tsitsikamma Forest to Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), affectionately known as ‘the friendly city’. Travel to Chief Dawid Stuurman Airport for aflight to Johannesburg, where you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to relax or explore Johannesburg.
    Meals included: Breakfast 

  • Day 7 Johannesburg
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    Johannesburg

    Explore Soweto and its surrounds today, where some of the pivotal events in the struggle against apartheid took place. Drive past the FNB Stadium, where Mandela gave his first speech after being released from prison in 1990, then continue through Diepkloof and Kliptown, where the Freedom Charter was officially adopted in 1955. This afternoon, visit the Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum and the prestigious Apartheid Museum.
    Meals included: Breakfast 

  • Day 8 Johannesburg
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    Johannesburg

    A day at leisure to explore the city further or take an optional tour to Maropeng, the Cradle of Mankind (at own expense).
    Meals included: Breakfast 

  • Day 9 Johannesburg - Kruger National Park
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    Johannesburg - Kruger National Park

    Head east this morning to the Mpumalanga region and check into your safari lodge. After some time to freshen up, enter the Kruger National Park for a thrilling afternoon of game viewing in a closed touring vehicle. This evening, enjoy authentic local cuisine around a campfire at your lodge.
    Meals included: Breakfast & dinner 

  • Day 10 Kruger National Park
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    Kruger National Park

    After an early-morning coffee, head out for a game drivein an open vehicle with an expert ranger, with a pre-packed breakfast. Seek out the Big Five as well as prolific birdlife and a host of other wildlife. The safari includes a visit to the Anti-Poaching Dog Unit. Return to your lodge for lunch (at own expense) and a chance to rest. In the afternoon, enjoy another wildlife drive in the magnificent landscapes of Kruger. Dinner will be served at your lodge around a campfire.
    Meals included: Breakfast & dinner 

  • Day 11 Mpumalanga
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    Mpumalanga

    Today you’ll explore the magnificent Panorama Route, one of South Africa’s most scenic driving routes. Take in the astonishing views from God’s Window and see the Three Rondavels, Blyde River Canyon and Bourke’s Luck Potholes. Also stop at the charming village of Graskop, one the nation’s first gold mining camps. Return to your lodge for a delectable Boma Dinner served under the stars.
    Meals included: Breakfast & dinner 

  • Day 12 Mpumalanga - Johannesburg
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    Mpumalanga - Johannesburg

    After breakfast, begin the return journey to Johannesburg, where your tour will end.
    Meals included: Breakfast 

Dates & Guide Prices

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Hotels

  • La Plume Boutique Guest House
    La Plume Boutique Guest House
    Oudtshoorn
  • Aha The Rex Hotel
    Aha The Rex Hotel
    Knysna
  • Hazyview Sun
    Hazyview Sun
    Mpumalanga
  • Tsitsikamma Village Inn
    Tsitsikamma Village Inn
    Tsitsikamma
  • Holiday Inn Express Sandton
    Holiday Inn Express Sandton
    Sandton

La Plume Boutique Guest House

Oudtshoorn
  • La Plume Boutique Guest House

La Plume is perfectly situated to explore the ostrich capital of the world, Oudtshoorn, and its surroundings. Located in Oudtshoorn, La Plume Boutique Guest House is within a 15-minute drive of Safari Ostrich Show Farm and C.

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Aha The Rex Hotel

Knysna
  • Aha The Rex Hotel

Located on the World Famous Garden Route, The Rex Hotel is a celebration of urban style and impeccable service making it one of the most exhilarating getaways in its class. The Rex is close to Knysna Quays, Knysna Elephant Pa

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Hazyview Sun

Mpumalanga
  • Hazyview Sun

On 10 acres of gardens on a rural hillside, this sophisticated hotel has scenic views over the Sand River Valley. It's 1.2 km from Route 40, 8.3 km from Hazyview's Blue Haze Mall, and 20.7 km from Kruger National Park

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Tsitsikamma Village Inn

Tsitsikamma
  • Tsitsikamma Village Inn

Tsitsikamma Village Inn situated in a rural location, this hotel is in the same area as Tsitsikamma National Park.

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Holiday Inn Express Sandton

Sandton
  • Holiday Inn Express Sandton

Easily accessible by car, parking available.

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What's Included?

  • Meet & Greet services on arrival. 
  • Transportation including toll fees in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Accommodation at hotels as specified in the itinerary.
  • Meals, 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners including gratuities.
  • Services of a professional English-speaking tour guide.
  • Entrance fees as specified in the itinerary.
  • Bottled water in eco-friendly packaging.

What's not Included?

  • Return International flights.
  • Regional flights (Port Elizabeth-Johannesburg).
  • Visas fees.
  • Any tips and gratuities.
  • Entrance fees not mentioned.
  • Any medical or travel insurance.
  • Personal items (beverages, cigarettes, telephone calls, room service, laundry and other extras).
  • Any other services not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions.

Additional Information

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£) based on twin sharing.
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