Reference code: TIBO
Group size: 8
Validity: Nov 20 – Oct 21
Languages: German, English, Multilingual
Freesell: 30 Days
Your journey begins…
Experience the best of South Africa on this 8 day tour. Spot the ‘Big 5’ in a world-renowned private game reserve and appreciate the awe-inspiring sights of the Panorama Route and Cape Peninsula. Savour local cuisine and cherish true hospitality.
- Johannesburg and Soweto sights
- ‘Big 5’ 5-star private game reserve
- Kruger National Park game viewing
- Tick off the Panorama Route sights
- Cape Town sights
Day 1 | Saturday
DAY OF ARRIVAL – JOHANNESBURG (±100km)
On arrival, guests are met and transferred to the hotel. After lunch (own account) guests visit Constitution Hill and the historical Liliesleaf Farm, recognised as one of South Africa’s leading heritage sites. Return to the hotel and enjoy time at leisure before dinner at the hotel (own account).
Overnight at The Capital on Bath or similar – Breakfast.
Day 2 | Sunday
JOHANNESBURG to WHITE RIVER via PRETORIA (±380km)
After breakfast, the tour departs to White River by way of Pretoria. In Pretoria, guests are taken on an orientation tour, a trip to the Voortrekker Monument, and then to the Union Buildings, where they can enjoy the views and have a photo opportunity at the Nelson Mandela statue. Lunch is enjoyed en route (own account) before arriving at the hotel and enjoying dinner.
Overnight at Country Boutique Hotel or similar – Dinner and breakfast.
Day 3 | Monday
WHITE RIVER to HAZYVIEW via KRUGER NATIONAL PARK (±150km)
Guests wake up early and receive a breakfast pack to enjoy en route to the iconic Kruger National Park for a full day’s game viewing in a closed vehicle. The park boasts one of the largest and most successful conservation schemes in the world, and the diversity of fauna and flora promise an unforgettable bushveld experience.
The tour stops for lunch in the park (own account) and then later, exits at the Paul Kruger Gate to head to the hotel for dinner.
Overnight at Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate or similar – Dinner and breakfast.
Day 4 | Tuesday
HAZYVIEW to HOEDSPRUIT via PANORAMA ROUTE (±220km)
After an early breakfast, guests head to one of Mpumalanga’s most magnificent topographical attractions: the Blyde River Canyon and the Three Rondavels. The Panorama Route affords guests memorable views of the more significant sites in this area including God’s Window, Lisbon Falls, and the Pinnacle. Once at the lodge, guests enjoy high tea before heading off for an afternoon game drive in an open safari vehicle, then returning to the lodge for dinner.
Overnight at Makalali Main Lodge or similar – Dinner, breakfast, and 2 game activities.
Day 5 | Wednesday
HOEDSPRUIT to JOHANNESBURG (±460km)
JOHANNESBURG to CAPE TOWN (Flight own arrangements and own account)
Guests go for an early morning game drive in an open safari vehicle, and then head back to the lodge for breakfast. The tour then returns to Johannesburg, via the charming town of Dullstroom, where guests can stop for lunch (own account) and take a short walk through the town (time permitting). Guests arrive in Johannesburg in time for an early evening flight to Cape Town.
Guests are transferred from Cape Town International Airport to the boutique hotel. Dinner is enjoyed at the hotel (own account).
Overnight at La Splendida Hotel or similar – Breakfast.
Day 6-7 | Thursday and Friday
2 FULL DAYS AT LEISURE in CAPE TOWN
Cape Town boasts a smorgasbord of delights, including an impressive mountain range, an inviting night life, extensive shopping venues, world-class art and cultural events. Guests have the opportunity to explore Cape Town and surrounds on their own, or select guided day tours to gain insight from local tour guides whilst experiencing the Cape in the most efficient way with total peace of mind.
Be guided on a Cape Point full day tour (own account) including Cape Point, Boulder’s Beach (entrance fee for own account) and Kirstenbosch Gardens, Winelands full day tour (own account) or Cape Highlights full day tour (own account) which includes a visit to Cape Point, a wine tasting and city sights. Or select a My Cape Town flexible private full day tour (own account) to explore areas further from the city with a limit of 300km (or 9 hours) with a private tour guide and vehicle.
Dinner is savoured at a V&A Waterfront restaurant or at the hotel (own account).
Overnight at La Splendida Hotel or similar – Breakfast.
Day 8 | Saturday
DAY OF DEPARTURE
Guests enjoy breakfast at the hotel before spending the last day of the tour at leisure. Guests can book Table Mountain Aerial Cableway and enjoy the revolving cable car ride up the mountain (own account and weather permitting). Table Mountain is a unique conservation area and affords its visitors the best views of Cape Town. Guests are transferred to Cape Town International Airport.
Accommodation: 3 and 4-star hotels; 5-star private game lodge
Meals: 8 breakfasts and 3 dinners
Entrance fees: Constitution Hill, Liliesleaf Farm, Voortrekker Monument, Blyde River Canyon, Lisbon Falls, God’s Window, Pinnacle, conservation fees into Kruger National Park and a private game reserve
Transfers: 3 shared airport transfers (within 2 days before or after the tour)
Excursions: Short Pretoria city orientation tour, afternoon and morning open safari vehicle private game reserve game drives
Green Seat: SANParks Honorary Rangers, Endangered Wildlife Trust, Trees for Tourism
Travel insurance, flights, visa fees, airport transfers, porterage, 7 lunches, 4 dinners, optional excursions, gratuities, and personal expenses