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Also, we are currently offering a free upgrade for entry in to the departure lounge on departure

Escorted Tour

Blyde River Canyon • Kruger National Park • Zululand • Durban • Garden Route • Oudtshoorn • Cape Tow

Day 1: Arrive Johannesburg

On arrival at Johannesburg Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Overnight: Faircity Quartermain or similar

Days 2 & 3: Johannesburg - Kruger National Park

Depart Johannesburg and travel to the Kruger area for a 2-night stay via the magnificent Panorama Route and the 33km long Blyde River Canyon. On Day 3, depart early morning on an open vehicle safari through the world-renowned Kruger National Park. You have the option to return to the Kruger National Park for an evening safari (own expense). (BD) Overnight: Perry’s Bridge Hollow or similar

Day 4: Mpumalanga – Swaziland

Enter the Kingdom of Swaziland before reaching the hotel for an overnight stay. This tiny mountainous kingdom is filled with bygone African traditions and culture, plus offers beautiful scenery and attractions such as game reserves and art & craft outlets to name a few. (BL) Overnight: Royal Swazi Sun or similar

Days 5 & 6: Swaziland – Zululand

Enter KwaZulu-Natal and enjoy an afternoon scenic drive up the Ubombo Mountains. After lunch on day 6, enter the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve for an afternoon of game viewing. (BD) Overnight: Ghost Mountain Inn or similar

Day 7: Zululand - Durban

Continue your journey to the St Lucia Wetlands and embark on an estuarine boat trip to view crocodiles, hippo and numerous bird species. Arrive in Durban in the late afternoon. (B) Overnight: The Benjamin Hotel or similar

Day 8: Durban - Port Elizabeth

Enjoy a brief Durban City Tour where you will spend the morning discovering the cultural and historical contrasts of the city before your flight to Port Elizabeth. On arrival at Port Elizabeth Airport, transfer to your hotel. (B) Overnight: Radisson Blu or similar

Days 9 & 10: Port Elizabeth - Garden Route

Travel through the Tsitsikamma Mountains to Plettenberg Bay. The following day enjoy a visit to the Elephant Sanctuary and the ‘Birds of Eden’ sanctuary. (BD) Overnight: The Country House or similar

Day 11: Knysna – Oudtshoorn

Enjoy the scenic drive to Oudtshoorn, where you will visit an ostrich farm for a guided tour. (BD) Overnight: De Opstal Country Lodge or similar

Days 12-15: Oudtshoorn - Cape Town

After a morning tour of the Cango Caves, depart through the Little Karoo for Cape Town arriving in the late afternoon where you will spend 4 nights. On Friday, enjoy a full-day Cape Point & Penninsula Tour; on Saturday spend a full day discovering the Cape Winelands and on Sunday morning discover the city on a morning Cape Town City Tour. (B) Overnight: Pepper Club Luxury Hotel & Spa or similar

Day 16: Depart Cape Town

Today, transfer to the airport for your onward journey.    


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Tour Details

PRICES FROM: £2330.00


• Internal flight between Durban/Port Elizabeth

• 15 nights’ accommodation in hotels as specified

• Meals as specified: 15 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners

• Touring by air-conditioned tour coach

• Services of a qualified English-speaking guide throughout • Airport transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary


TOUR STYLE: Escorted

GROUP SIZE:  16 max (minimum 2 passengers)



Overnight hotels are subject to change. Should they vary from those shown in the itinerary, the alternative accommodation provided will always be of a similar standard.


• The spectacular scenery of Blyde River Canyon and Gods Window

• A visit to the Kruger National Park to search for the ‘Big 5’

• A journey through cultural Swaziland and Zululand

• The scenic Garden Route

• 4 nights in fabulous Cape Town

16 Day Grand Tour of South Africa

Optional Pre/Post Stay

Add-on nights are available in Havana. Please call for details.

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