10 Days – The Best of South Africa

Included

– All road transfers, accommodation, breakfast daily, entrance fees, sightseeing based on a scheduled basis.

– 2 nights / 3 days Kruger Park Safari including all meals & 2 game drives per/day

 

Excluded

Flights, drinks, phone calls. additional meals, tours, and gratuities

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Day 1-3: Tydon Safari Camp, Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve

 

Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve

Adjacent to the Kruger National Park, the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve is a private premier game viewing destination. It was the first ever private nature reserve established in South Africa. The landscape features 65 000 hectares of savannah-covered land interspersed with watering holes, dry river beds, Lowveld Woodlands, and the perennial Sabi and Sand rivers. This spectacular reserve offers exceptional game viewing opportunities with frequent sightings of the renowned Big Five as well as cheetah, zebra, giraffe, and a variety of antelope. Visitors can enjoy excellent wildlife viewing, dining under the stars, guided bush walks and enjoying a stay in some of South Africa’s most luxurious safari lodges.

 

Overnight: Tydon Safari Camp

Nestling in the shade of indigenous trees, this visual oasis of inspirational elements combines to cumulate in this magnificent Tented Safari Camp. Intimate and comfortable, yet simplistic combined with excellent service, the Camp creates a traditional African Safari feel to your journey, and you can be forgiven for thinking you were transported back in time to an unspoiled and unexplored Africa. Sharing its borders with the world renowned Sabi Sand Game Reserve which forms part of the Greater Kruger region due to having unfenced borders with the Kruger Park, Tydon Safari Camp offers guests a unique opportunity of staying in permanent semi luxury tented rooms and experiencing wildlife game drives and bush walks in the Sabi Sand as well as the Kruger National Park.

 

Kruger National Park

Stretching over more than two million hectares, the Kruger National Park is one of the world’s largest game reserves and a truly remarkable destination. Owing to its exceptional size, visitors are able to experience fantastic diversity – from changing scenery and ecosystems to an impressive array of animals, plant life and birdlife. The park is home to over 130 mammals and over 500 bird species. Visitors can look forward to learning about the area’s prehistoric past, enjoying a host of accommodation options, and viewing abundant wildlife including the famed Big Five. The diversity sheer density of wildlife makes Kruger National Park an unforgettable and potentially life-changing experience.

 

Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve

Adjacent to the Kruger National Park, the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve is a private premier game viewing destination. It was the first ever private nature reserve established in South Africa. The landscape features 65 000 hectares of savannah-covered land interspersed with watering holes, dry river beds, Lowveld Woodlands, and the perennial Sabi and Sand rivers. This spectacular reserve offers exceptional game viewing opportunities with frequent sightings of the renowned Big Five as well as cheetah, zebra, giraffe, and a variety of antelope. Visitors can enjoy excellent wildlife viewing, dining under the stars, guided bush walks and enjoying a stay in some of South Africa’s most luxurious safari lodges.

 

Basis
Full Board and Activities

 

Included

1 x double/twin tented chalet

 

Day 3:   The Wilderness Hotel Resort & Spa, Wilderness   (Sat, 5 January)

 

Wilderness

Situated along South Africa’s spectacularly scenic Garden Route, the seaside resort town of Wilderness is renowned for its vast stretches of beach and its tranquil beauty. Wilderness not only overlooks the beautiful Indian Ocean, but also the placid waters of a vast lagoon system. As you might expect from a town surrounded by nature reserves, rivers and lakes, Wilderness is a popular water sport, hiking and birding destination. Visitors can look forward to kayaking expeditions up pristine rivers, discovering hidden waterfalls and learning how to surf. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the Garden Route National Park with its abundant wildlife and the neighboring Outeniqua Mountains.

 

Overnight: The Wilderness Hotel Resort & Spa

Ideal for guests traveling the Garden Route, this hotel is situated in the town of Wilderness and impresses with its quiet location and friendly service. Set halfway between George and Knysna, Wilderness Resort Hotel offers countless facilities. Start the day with a swim in the outdoor pool. After a day of relaxing on the beach, you can play a game of outdoor chess or miniature golf. The wellness center offers various spa treatments and includes a heated indoor pool. Have a sundowner on the balcony overlooking the lagoon. The restaurant serves a delicious buffet breakfast as well as dinners, ensuring you a hassle-free stay at the Wilderness Resort Hotel.

 

Activities

Wilderness

Situated along South Africa’s spectacularly scenic Garden Route, the seaside resort town of Wilderness is renowned for its vast stretches of beach and its tranquil beauty. Wilderness not only overlooks the beautiful Indian Ocean, but also the placid waters of a vast lagoon system. As you might expect from a town surrounded by nature reserves, rivers and lakes, Wilderness is a popular water sport, hiking and birding destination. Visitors can look forward to kayaking expeditions up pristine rivers, discovering hidden waterfalls and learning how to surf. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the Garden Route National Park with its abundant wildlife and the neighboring Outeniqua Mountains.

 

Basis
Bed & Breakfast

 

Day 4:   The Wilderness Hotel Resort & Spa, Wilderness   (Sun, 6 January)

 

Activities

Cango Caves
Ostrich Show Farms
Garden Route

 

Cango Caves

The spectacular Cango Caves are a subterranean wonderland of magnificent stalactite and stalagmite rock formations that attracts thousands of visitors annually. They extend more than two kilometers into the Swartberg Mountains and visitors can take guided tours that wind through narrow passageways and steep stairways linking the massive caverns.

Ostrich Show Farms

Garden Route

Sandwiched between the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma Mountains and the glistening Indian Ocean, this lush 200-kilometer stretch of coastal plain between Mossel Bay and Storms River Mouth provides one of the world’s most spectacular drives. Visitors typically base themselves at the heart of the Garden Route – either in Knysna, complete with its scenic lagoon; or neighboring Plettenberg Bay, famous for its excellent beaches – and then spend a few days exploring countless surrounding attractions. Whether you are seeking pristine, uncrowded white-sand beaches, world-class golf courses, ancient forests, top-notch surf spots, extraordinary nature reserves, excellent hiking opportunities or exhilarating outdoor adventures such as bungee jumping or zip lining, the Garden Route has it all.

 

Basis
Bed & Breakfast

 

Day 5:   The Wilderness Hotel Resort & Spa, Wilderness   (Mon, 7 January)

 

Basis
Bed & Breakfast

 

Day 6:   Hermanus Lodge, Hermanus       (Tue, 8 January)

 

Hermanus

Situated just 140 kilometers from Cape Town and built between the beautiful shores and cliffs of Walker Bay, Hermanus has grown from a small seaside resort town to become possibly the best-known place for whale watching in the world. This town is also famed for its natural scenic beauty, long stretches of pristine beaches and excellent variety of restaurants, cafes, and bars. Today, Hermanus is more than just a popular holiday destination and offers visitors all kinds of activities, both energetic and relaxing. Visitors can explore the Old Harbour Museum, which is comprised of the charming fisherman’s village, the old harbor, and the Whale House Museum; hike through the nearby Fernkloof Nature Reserve, and sample an array of top quality wine along the famed Hermanus Wine Route.

 

Overnight: Hermanus Lodge      

A guesthouse in Hermanus, nestled in the majestic Hermanus mountains, is an enchanting base from which to explore the wonders of Hermanus …. adjacent to the picturesque Hermanus Golf Club and overlooking the 25th green, it is only minutes from the beach, cliff path, whale watching, and the Hermanus Village. Hermanus Lodge is ranked amongst the finest accommodation in Hermanus.

From the sun-drenched swimming pool area, you are treated to the magnificent backdrop of the Overberg Mountain range and the world-renowned Fernkloof Nature Reserve.  Enjoy a stroll along the romantic Hermanus cliff path and hold your breath as a mother whale and her new-born calf comes within meters of the rocky shoreline. Here you will discover why Hermanus offers the best land-based whale watching in the world!

Tuck into our indulgent breakfasts, whilst watching early morning golfers making their way onto the 25th green. Later, grab some towels and head off to one of our famous beaches, or just laze around our sun-drenched courtyard. Or sip a sundowner from your vantage point in the Rocky Lounge, next to a crackling, open fireplace, watching the shadows lengthen on the fairway as another perfect day draws to an end in Hermanus.

 

Activities

Mossel Bay

 

Mossel Bay

Idyllically set along the Garden Route on South Africa’s spectacularly scenic coastline, the port town Mossel Bay has rapidly grown from its days as a little fishing village. Today it is a thriving holiday resort town boasting a large bay edged by long sandy beaches. Mossel Bay serves as an excellent base from which to explore the renowned Garden Route. This historic town has plenty of recreational attractions – one of which is the Mossel Bay golf course, which boasts a spectacular sea view from every tee affording visitors the chance to whale watch as they line up their next shot. Visitors can also enjoy an array of other wonderful activities including visiting the 19th-century Cape St. Blaize Lighthouse, sampling local cuisine, as well as enjoying 4×4 excursions, swimming, hiking, and kayaking.

 

Basis

Bed & Breakfast

 

Day 7:   The New Tulbagh Hotel, Cape Town        (Wed, 9 January)

 

Cape Town

Resting at the confluence of the Indian and Atlantic oceans, sandwiched between the slopes of the iconic Table Mountain and the glistening sapphire waters of Table Bay, the exceptionally scenic city of Cape Town is in a class of its own. Some cities boast a rich culture, vibrant nightlife, a cosmopolitan atmosphere, and extraordinary architecture, while others boast breathtaking landscapes and extraordinary natural wonders. Cape Town is lucky enough to be blessed with all of these attractions and so much more. With its bustling harbor, world-class beaches, top-notch vineyards, and its mountainous surroundings brimming with diverse flora and fauna, Cape Town consistently captivates the hearts of all who visit.

 

Overnight: The New Tulbagh Hotel         

The New Tulbagh Hotel offers stylish and modern accommodation and the finest amenities to ensure a comfortable stay. Wireless connectivity throughout the hotel enables you to chat to loved ones via the internet. The New Tulbagh Hotel offers fine dining with a street cafe flair, as well as in-house dining. Some of the features that you can look forward to as a guest is modern, fully-equipped rooms, conferencing facility and a business center.

 

Activities

Cape Town
Cape Town City Tour Half Day
Table Mountain

 

Cape Town

Resting at the confluence of the Indian and Atlantic oceans, sandwiched between the slopes of the iconic Table Mountain and the glistening sapphire waters of Table Bay, the exceptionally scenic city of Cape Town is in a class of its own. Some cities boast a rich culture, vibrant nightlife, a cosmopolitan atmosphere, and extraordinary architecture, while others boast breathtaking landscapes and extraordinary natural wonders. Cape Town is lucky enough to be blessed with all of these attractions and so much more. With its bustling harbor, world-class beaches, top-notch vineyards, and its mountainous surroundings brimming with diverse flora and fauna, Cape Town consistently captivates the hearts of all who visit.

Cape Town City Tour Half Day

On a clear day from the summit of Table Mountain, you get spectacular views of the City, its Waterfront, Camps Bay, the majestic Hottentots Holland Mountains to the East and the mountains of the Cape Peninsula all the way down to Cape Point to the south.
The Table Mountain cableway, a must for all visitors to the Cape, boasts revolving floors, giving passengers a 360-degree view.  After descending the mountain, you will depart on a tour of the “Mother City” taking in Signal Hill – where the Noon Day Gun is fired at midday, every day except Sunday – through the colorful Bo-Kaap or Cape Malay Quarter, past the Grand Parade, City Hall and the Castle of Good Hope and South African Cultural History Museum.

 

Table Mountain

Without a doubt, it is Table Mountain that makes Cape Town the unique city it is. Rising up over 1000m above sea level, it is the icon that makes Cape Town instantly recognizable. It is a symbol, a playground, a spiritual retreat and a big drawcard for tourists. So intertwined with the identity of Cape Town is Table Mountain that a visit to the city isn’t complete without having walked or taken the cable car to the top.

 

Basis
Bed & Breakfast

Day 8:   The New Tulbagh Hotel, Cape Town        (Thu, 10 January)

 

Activities

 

Cape Point Tour Full Day
Cape Point Tour Full Day

Highlights of a trip down to Cape Point include; one of the world’s most spectacular drives, Hout Bay, Chapman’s Peak, Noordhoek Beach, the Cape Point Nature Reserve, two lighthouses on the tip of Africa, Boulders Penguin Colony, Simonstown, Kalk Bay, and the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

 

Basis

Bed & Breakfast

 

Day 9:   The New Tulbagh Hotel, Cape Town        (Fri, 11 January)

 

Activities

Cape Winelands Day Tour

 

Cape Winelands Day Tour

From Cape Town make your way out into the picturesque Winelands visiting South Africa’s most famous wine regions – Paarl, Franschhoek, and Stellenbosch.  Aside from the excellent wines the area is renowned for its food and is steeped in histories such as the Taal monument, various museums and the contribution of the French Huguenots.  There are also many attractions you wouldn’t expect to find on a wine route, from butterflies to cheetahs and pretty much everything in between.

 



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