Touch down at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg where you will be met and transferred to your hotel to spend the rest of the day at leisure. Explore suburban shopping malls or take an optional afternoon Soweto Tour (for own account). Meet in reception at 19h00 for a briefing on the tour and a chance to meet your fellow travellers.
Depart for Mpumalanga, travelling into the lush subtropical region of the Lowveld. Journey along the circular Panorama Route via Graskop, visiting the view sites of the Blyde River Canyon, one of the natural wonders of Africa; gasp at the glory of God’s Window and visit Bourke’s Luck Potholes before heading to Hazyview.
With a bright and early start to the day, experience the wonders of the Kruger National Park in a closed touring vehicle pursuing the Big Five, general game and prolific bird life. Return to your hotel around lunch time to spend your afternoon at leisure.
After breakfast, check out and depart on for Swaziland to visit an authentic Chief’s village and learn about traditional Swazi culture.
White rhino, Kruger National Park
Journey through Swaziland into Zululand, the Kingdom of KwaZulu-Natal, where ancient traditions and modern cultures have combined into a vibrant society. Arrive in the afternoon for your overnight stay in the Umfolozi area.
Choose to lie in or take an optional morning boat cruise (for own account), or just soak up the atmosphere of St Lucia before heading off towards Durban. An orientation tour will introduce you to this multicultural, vibrant seaside city before arriving at your hotel late afternoon.
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast or perhaps take an early morning cab ride for a stroll along the Umhlanga Beach Promenade, which buzzes with energy as surfers, joggers and cyclists make the most of this seaside playground. Head into the majestic Southern Drakensberg Mountains to visit the Howick Falls. Continue through the Southern Midlands Meander Route to arrive at your hotel mid-afternoon. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure to soak up the surroundings, go fishing, hiking or even horse riding in the clean mountain air (for own account).
Spend a full day at leisure to soak up the surroundings of the magnificent Southern Drakensberg Mountains. Enjoy a host of leisure activities against a breathtaking backdrop of tranquil beauty.
Continue south to the Eastern Cape, the birthplace of Nelson Mandela (fondly known as Madiba). En route, see the old traditional way of life in the homeland area known as the Transkei and stop for lunch outside the capital of Umtata. Arrive in the late afternoon at your accommodation in Chintsa East, on the beautiful, unspoilt Eastern Cape Coast.
Wake up to the sounds of crashing waves and spend the morning at leisure. The beach stretches on for many kilometres, and the thick indigenous coastal forest is a haven for an incredible variety of birdlife. In the mid-morning, set off towards Port Elizabeth.
Sunset in Hout Bay, Cape Town
Your journey continues towards the Cape. Visit the Tsitsikamma Forest, which provides scenic trails. A short walk to the Storms River Mouth offers some magnificent views of the gorge and river below. Arrive in Knysna in the late afternoon for check-in at your hotel.
After breakfast, travel inland over the spectacular Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, the ‘feather capital of the world’ and the hub of the ostrich industry. Visit a working ostrich farm before heading underground to explore the Cango Caves and their magnificent dripstone formations of stalactites and stalagmites. Travelling back to the Eastern seaboard, arrive in Mossel Bay in the afternoon for a visit to the famous Post Office Tree, the Bartholomeus Diaz Museum and Shell Museum.
After breakfast, head towards Cape Town via the towns of Swellendam, Robertson and Worcester. Once you have travelled through the Huguenot Tunnel, the iconic Table Mountain will greet your arrival in Cape Town in the afternoon.
Enjoy a day at leisure exploring Cape Town where we recommend a visit to the V&A Waterfront. Spend quality time discovering the Mother City and its many world acclaimed attractions.