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16 Day South Africa Safari

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Day 1: Game Lodge

Stop At: Pilgrims Rest, 23 km From Graskop On the R533 Road, Graskop 1270 South Africa
Pilgrim’s Rest is a small museum town in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa which is protected as a provincial heritage site. It was the second of the Transvaal gold fields, attracting a rush of prospectors in 1873, soon after the MacMac diggings started some 5 kilometres away
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Bourkes' Luck Potholes, Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, Moremela South Africa
Popular geological attraction formed by water erosion, with walkways & bridges for visitors.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, R543, 2351 South Africa
Both geological wonders are on the Panorama Route, a highly popular tourist drive to follow when exploring the province, and, depending on which way you choose to drive along the 16 kilometres of the Blyde River Canyon, the Three Rondavels either starts or ends your journey.

Exactly as they sound, the Three Rondavels are three round mountain tops with slightly pointed tops, very similar to the traditional round or oval African homesteads made with local materials called rondavels. They are sometimes also called the Three Sisters (although this confuses them with a similar threesome visible from the N1 in the Free State lower down in the country).

Once known as The chief and his three wives – the flat-topped peak represented Mapjaneng, famous for opposing invading Swazis in a memorable battle is on the right, whilst the rondavels are three of his more troublesome wives – Magabolle, Mogoladikwe and Maseroto.

The view point is spectacular. From here one looks over the canyon to the Three Rondavels on the other side of the northern edges of the Drakensberg range of mountains. An outlook that is overwhelmingly beautiful and deserves more than a moment's respite.

The beautiful to look at formations are explained geographically as the slow erosion of underlying soft stone, leaving the exposed quartzite and shale rondavels at which we marvel. Whatever their origin, they are undoubtedly breathtaking. Together with God's Window and Bourkes Luck Potholes, the Three Rondavels are a highlight of any trip along the third largest canyon in the world.
Duration: 45 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Tshukudu Game Lodge, full board

Day 2: Game Lodge

Stop At: Tshukudu Game Lodge, R40, Hoedspruit 1380 South Africa
We will spend 2 nights here, where we will conduct open vehicle game drives and game walk.
Duration: 2 days

Meals included:
• Breakfast: After the activity we will enjoy a mid morning brunch (breakfast and lunch)
• Dinner: After our Sunset game drive we will enjoy a local dinner in the lodge boma restaurant.
Accommodation included: Tshukudu Game Lodge, Full board

Day 3: Kruger National Park

Stop At: Kruger National Park, Malalan Gate, Nelspruit 1350 South Africa
After an early breakfast we will make our way to Kruger National park, where we will game drive to our camp in the Kruger for one night.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Early Morning Breakfast before departure.
• Lunch: Packed Picnic Lunch
Accommodation included: Kruger Park Rest Camp, Own Expense Dinner

Day 4: Hazyview

Stop At: Hazyview, 1242, South Africa
After an early morning wake up call we head out on an early morning game drive in our vehicle, and make our way to hazeyview in the afternoon.
Duration: 12 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Greenfire Hazyview Lodge, Lunch Own expense

Day 5: Drakensberg

Pass By: 199 D4, Rorke's Drift South Africa
After breakfast we back on the road again, to the battle fileds in Northern Kwazulu Natal, to Rorke's Drift.
DescriptionThe Battle of Rorke's Drift, also known as the Defence of Rorke's Drift, was an engagement in the Anglo-Zulu War.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Greenfire Drakensberg Lodge, Own expense Lunch

Day 6: Drakensberg

Pass By: Drakensberg Mountains, Drakensberg Region South Africa
The Drakensberg is the name given to the eastern portion of the Great Escarpment, which encloses the central Southern African plateau. The Great Escarpment reaches its greatest elevation in this region – 2,000 to 3,482 metres. It is located in South Africa and Lesotho.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Greenfire Drakensberg Lodge, full board

Day 7: Drakensberg

Pass By: Drakensberg Mountains, Drakensberg Region South Africa
After breakfast, we take a packed picnic lunch on a hike in the mountains of the Drakensberg.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Greenfire Drakensberg Lodge, Full board

Day 8: Wild Coast

Pass By: Mkambati Nature Reserve, South Africa
After 2 nights in the Drakensberg, we travel most of the day to get to our accommodation on the Wild coast on South Africa

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Greenfire Wild Coast Lodge

Day 9: Wild Coast

Pass By: Mkambati Nature Reserve, South Africa
Today we spend the day hiking along the coast exploring the local beaches.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Greenfire Wild Coast Lodge

Day 10: Addo Elephant Park

Stop At: Addo Elephant National Park, R335 Paterson Road, Addo, 6105, South Africa
Today we make our way to the famous Addo elephant National park, we will conduct an afternoon game drive.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Addo Elephant Rest camp, own expense lunch on the day

Day 11: Garden Route

Pass By: Garden Route, South Africa
We make our way along the coast, the start of the beautiful garden route to Knysna, where we will stay for 2 nights

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Bed and Breakfast accommodation, own expense lunch and dinners

Day 12: Garden Route

Stop At: Otter Trail, Garden Route Coast, Tsitsikamma National Park South Africa
Here we will visit the amazing park on the coast, we will have a packed picnic lunch for the hike on the famous Otter trail.
Duration: 3 hours

Pass By: Tsitsikamma Forest’s Big Tree, Just west of the Paul Sauer Bridge on the N2, Tsitsikamma National Park South Africa
We will visit the Big tree, a Yellow wood many years old

Pass By: Plettenberg Bay, 6600, South Africa
We stop here to take in the views

Stop At: Storms River bridge, South Africa
We will stop here for anyone that is interested in Bungy jumping off the storms river bridge, Own Expense
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: Packed Picnic lunch
Accommodation included: Bed and Breakfast accommodation, own expense dinner

Day 13: Karoo

Stop At: The Cango Caves, 328 Approximately 30km (19 miles) from town on the R, Oudtshoorn 6625 South Africa
We head off into the karoo, to visit the Cango Caves.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Cango Ostrich Show Farm, Oudtshoorn 6620 South Africa
We find out more about Ostriches
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Bed & breakfast accommodation, Own expense lunch on the way

Day 14: Cape Town

Stop At: Hermanus New Harbour, Westcliff Rd, Hermanus, 7200, South Africa
We drive back to the coast and stop in Hermanus to see if we can spot the wales, which the town is famous for
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Bed and Breakfast accommodation, all lunches and dinners own expense

Day 15: Cape Town

Stop At: Table Mountain National Park 8001 South Africa
First stop, weather permitting is Table Mountain, we take the cable car to the top.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Cape Point Nature Reserve, Cape Town Central South Africa
We drive along the coast to Cape Point Nature reserve
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, Simon's Town 7995 South Africa
We visit Boulders beach in Simons town to visit the colony of African Penguins
Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Simon's Town Museum, Court Road, Simon's Town 7975 South Africa
We stop in Simon's town for an own expense lunch at one of the local restaurants

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Bed and Breakfast accommodation, lunch and dinner own expense

Day 16: Cape Town

Stop At: Stellenbosch Vineyards, R310 Baden Powell Drive, Stellenbosch 7599 South Africa
Wine tasting
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Gate69, 87 Bree Street Corner of Bree and Hout Street, Cape Town Central 8001 South Africa
Tonight we enjoy a night on the town starting with a dinner and a cabaret show at Gate 69.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner: At Gate 69
Accommodation included: Bed and Breakfast accommodation, lunch own expense on a wine farm
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Important Information
Departure Point
Johannesburg, South Africa

Traveler pickup is offered
Airport transfers can be arranged at an additional extra charge, please arrange this ahead of time, the transfer will be from OR Tambo International airport to your hotel of departure the day before. No traansfers will be arranged on the day of departure.

Airports

  • Johannesburg Intl Airport, Johannesburg South Africa
Departure Time
9/4/2019 - 9/4/2020Monday:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Tuesday:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Wednesday:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Thursday:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Friday:08:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Saturday:09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Sunday:09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Duration
16 days
Return Details
Cape Town, South Africa
Inclusions
  • 16x Breakfast
  • 11x Dinner
  • 5x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 16 nights
  • All Entrances stipulated
  • Qualified Guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All accommodation as indicated on trip plan
  • Entry/Admission - Pilgrims Rest
  • Entry/Admission - Bourkes' Luck Potholes
  • Entry/Admission - Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Tshukudu Game Lodge
  • Entry/Admission - Kruger National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Hazyview
  • Entry/Admission - Addo Elephant National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Otter Trail
  • Entry/Admission - The Cango Caves
  • Entry/Admission - Cango Ostrich Show Farm
  • Entry/Admission - Table Mountain
  • Entry/Admission - Cape Point Nature Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
  • Entry/Admission - Stellenbosch Vineyards
  • Entry/Admission - Gate69
Exclusions
  • Own Expense Meals where stipulated
  • Gratuities
  • International Flights
  • First Night Accommodation unless pre-arranged
  • Optional Extras
  • Visa's
  • Airport transfers, unless booked ahead of time
  • All drinks, non-alcoholic and alcoholic
  • Personal travel insurances
  • Entry/Admission - Storms River bridge
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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