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10 Day tour of South Africa and Vic Falls


Day 1: JOHANNESBURG
Arrive in Johannesburg and transfer to your hotel in Sandton or Rosebank. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Meal Included: Dinner.

Day 2: JOHANNESBURG
Enjoy a leisurely morning after breakfast in the hotel. Around 13:00 depart for a Johannesburg and Soweto tour visiting the following: Carlton Centre - Top of Africa: this is a view of Johannesburg from the highest building in Africa. Continue to Soweto: Soweto has a culture of its own. Sites include Nelson Mandela's former home and the Hector Petersen Memorial. Enjoy dinner at Wandies Restaurant in Soweto. After dinner return to your hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3: JOHANNESBURG
After breakfast depart towards the south of Johannesburg to visit the Oprah Winfrey Learning Academy for girls OR visit Gold Reef City where you will experience the days gone by of the early gold mining rush that descended upon Johannesburg.

Continue to the Apartheid Museum. Be shocked and horrified by the depth of racial segregation that took place just before the turn of the century in pre-democratic South Africa. Relive the sad tale of white (minority) supremacy and black (majority) oppression uniquely captured within the walls of this museum. This informative experience will leave the visitor in awe of the transformation of a truly diverse nation. Return to your hotel.
Meal Included: Breakfast

DAY 4: JOHANNESBURG / KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
Very early departure from Johannesburg leaving the bustle of the City behind as you head towards Mpumalanga - The place where the sun rises. With fresh air and open fields around, sit back and relax as we head down the Escarpment to the "Lowveld".

Kruger National Park is situated in the heart of Mpumalanga. The park was established in 1889, is more than 2 million hectares and bigger than the countries Wales or Israel. More than 146 mammal species, 507 bird species and 400 different tree types call this spectacular "Bushveld", home. Upon arrival we check into our up market Lodge, with its luxury en-suite bungalows. We have time to explore the lodge and enjoy lunch (own expense) before we embark on our first afternoon Game Drive. Our open 4X4 Game Drive vehicles are the perfect vantage point and will prove to make this an unforgettable experience. Dinner is served and we have time to enjoy the magical sounds of the African night before retiring to our rooms.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK We start at dawn and do a full day Game Drive to try and spot as many animals as possible. We will also visit Skukuza, the main Camp in the Park where we will have time to visit the fascinating Stevenson Hamilton Library. We embark on an afternoon Drive to see if we can spot some more of the magnificent creatures that roam this area. Our Game Drive vehicles are radio linked to other vehicles in the Park and therefore we have an advantage in tracking down the elusive "Big 5". We will return to our camp in the late afternoon and have some time to relax before dinner and talk about everything we experienced on this day.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK / JOHANNESBURG / CAPE TOWN
We start at dawn and does a morning game drive taking in as much as possible on this, our last day in the Park. By this time hopefully we have caught a glimpse of the elusive Leopard. We have a late breakfast and depart thereafter for our scenic drive towards Johannesburg.

We explore the Mpumalanga Panorama route, and along the way we visit some breathtaking views and spectacular scenery. Our first stop is God’s Window, an overwhelmingly beautiful viewpoint with a 1000m-drop into the "Lowveld". At the Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the Blyde (Happy) and the Treur (Sad) Rivers meet up and form a magnificent display in the Blyde River Canyon. We stroll back in time, down the historic main street of Pilgrim’s Rest. It takes us back to the days when dreamers and desperadoes from around the world converged on this little-known valley in a hectic scramble for the riches that lay beneath its grassy hillsides. Return to Johannesburg in the early evening to board your flight to Cape Town. On arrival in Cape Town, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Meal Included: Breakfast

Day 7: CAPE TOWN
This morning after breakfast you will be collected from the hotel for a tour of the Mother city. The first part of the day will be spent on Table Mountain- a cable car will take you to the 1086m-mountain top towering over Cape Town. Spend the afternoon doing last minute shopping or explore the city on your own.
Meal Included: Breakfast

Day 8: CAPE TOWN/VICTORIA FALLS Early morning transfer to the airport for flight to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Arrive at Victoria Falls Airport, meet and greet with your road transfer to the hotel in Victoria Falls. This evening experience a show of traditional music and dance at the African Boma. On arrival you will take your place beside a large open fireplace and the drums start beating out a slow, hypnotic, ancient, rhythm.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9: VICTORIA FALLS This morning you will visit a unique African village. Then proceed on a tour of the Falls, visiting devil's Cataract, the Main Falls and the Rain Forest. Thereafter visit the Big Tree and the craft market. Return to your hotel where you may spend the rest of the day at leisure. This evening you will be transferred to the jetty for a Sunset Cruise up the mighty Zambezi River. Take in the sights and sounds of the wildlife and view the spectacular sunset while enjoying drinks and snacks.
Meal Included: Breakfast

Day 10: VICTORIA FALLS/JOHANNESBURG/DEPART
Spend the morning at leisure or perhaps visit the Craft Market. Later transfer to Victoria Falls airport for your flight home connecting in Johannesburg.
Meal Included: Breakfast

RATES ON APPLICATION

INCLUDED:
Transport in a luxury vehicle. Accommodation based on a bed and breakfast basis in good 4 star hotels/ lodges. Other meals as mentioned. Entrance fees to the following places of interest: Top of the Carlton, Hector Peterson Memorial, Apartheids Museum, Bourke's Luck Potholes, Pilgrim's Rest Museum, Kruger Park Conservation Fees, District Six Museum, Tour of Victoria Falls and a Sunset cruise.

EXCLUDED: All air fares, visas, travel insurance, Entrance fees to Table Mountain Aerial Cableway and Robben Island Ferry, meals and entrance fees not mentioned, drinks, tips, gratuities and any other items of a personal nature.

3 Day tour of Vic Falls

Day 1:
Fly from Johannesburg International Airport to Victoria Falls.
 
On arrival at Vic Falls Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2:
After breakfast this morning depart to the entrance of the Falls for a 2-3 hour guided walking tour of one of nature's supreme masterpieces, the Victoria Falls. You will be given an insight into how this 150-million-year-old phenomenon was created and have the opportunity to take in its awesome, un-spoilt grandeur, which defies description.

16:00 this afternoon you will be transferred to the riverbank for the departure of the boat. Evoke the excitement and sense of adventure of early African explorers, by cruising down the Zambezi River along the route taken by David Livingstone in 1855. Enjoy snacks and local drinks whilst on board. Overnight at your hotel. Breakfast.

Day 3:
Morning at leisure. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg to connect with your international flight. Breakfast.

RATES ON APPLICATION

INCLUDED: Transfers to and from the airport & hotel. Accommodation based on a bed and breakfast basis in good 3/4 star hotels/ lodges. Guided tour of Vic Falls and a Sunset cruise.

EXCLUDED: All air fares, visas, travel insurance, meals and entrance fees not mentioned, drinks, tips, gratuities and any other items of a personal nature.

5 DAYS TO THE 7th WONDER OF THE WORLD - MASAI MARA AND LAKE NAKURU IN KENYA (AUGUST- OCTOBER) PLUS FREE CITY TOUR!

Day 1:
Arrival, you are picked up from the Airport and transferred to Nairobi city including city sightseeing. Transfer to Flora Guest house/ Boulevard/ Meridian hotel for overnight.

Day 2:
After breakfast, head west for Maasai Mara Game Reserve. After lunch proceed for an afternoon game drive in the reserve, which is Kenya's finest wildlife sanctuary. Including migrants, well over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. Although July, August and September are the months when the Mara plains are filled with migrating wildebeest and zebra, there is also resident wildlife year round. The famous Maasai tribesmen live within the dispersal area of the game reserve. Your dinner and overnight will be at Mara Nyumbu tented camp/ Springs en-suite tents (3***)/ Chronicle camp.

Day 3:
Morning and afternoon game drives in the Maasai Mara. Your dinner and overnight will be at Mara Nyumbu tented camp/ Springs en-suite tents (3***)/ Chronicle camp.

Day 4:
After breakfast proceed northwards to Lake Nakuru with a stopover at Narok for lunch. Dinner and overnight at Waterbuck Hotel/ Stem hotel (3***).

Day 5:
Breakfast and leave for game viewing at Lake Nakuru National Park, where you will have a chance to visit a unique sanctuary catering for a sizeable number of the endangered rhinoceros and the Rothschild giraffe. Waterbuck as well as the predators such as the lion and leopard are common at the park. Also to be seen is a myriad different variety of bird life in and around the lake. Flamingoes are also plenty at the lake. Lunch at Waterbuck hotel or similar and leave for Nairobi arriving late afternoon in time for your flight home.

RATES ON APPLICATION
 
NB: Our safari vans can ferry 8 people at a time.
 
Safari includes:

  • Meet and Greet Services with assistance
  • All airport/Airstrip transfers with assistance
  • Direct check-in with assistance in your city hotels and safari camps
  • Full Board accommodation in camps, lodges and hotels.
  • Transport in a comfortable custom-built safari van
  • All park entry fees
  • Game-viewing drives whilst on safari
  • Services of an English-Speaking and professional safari driver/guide
  • All Government taxes and levies where applicable.
  • Complimentary safari hats
  • Complimentary bottled water on safari
  • Free Nairobi city tour

Safari Price Excludes:

  • International Airfares
  • Tourist entry VISA where required (required for Kenya and Tanzania US$ 50 per person per entry)
  • International airport departures taxes
  • Optional excursions not mentioned in the inclusions and/or quoted separately
  • Expenditures of personal nature such as telephone calls, faxes, internet access, laundry, sleeping bags etc.
  • All drinks
  • Tips and gratuities to driver guides/lodge/hotel staff
  • All other extras not mentioned in the 'what's included'.

7 DAYS INCENTIVE TRIP KENYA- MASAI MARA MOMBASA BEACHES

Day 1:
Arrive Nairobi. Transfer to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Airport, are met at the airport by safari guides and a Leading Expeditions representative and driven to Boulevard hotel/ Meridian/ Heron/ Jamiat hotel for overnight dinner and brealfast.

Day 2: Nairobi
Breakfast and after, you will be taken by private safari vans to Masai Ostrich farm. Ostrich farm- just the perfect day for this excursion.
Depart for Kitengela Ostrich farm by road in time for lunch. Have sumptuous assortment of Ostrich meat and vegetables after which you will have the opportunity to have Ostrich rides in teams with a guide (winning team gets presents from Leading Expeditions). The excursion in the Ostrich farm will climax your Ostrich tour with farm tours and after, dinner and overnight at the Boulevard hotel/ Meridian/ Jamiat/ Heron hotel.

Day 3: Masai Mara by road
Breakfast are picked and driven to Maasai Mara, lunch enroute at Narok town.
Arrival in Masai Mara, take an evening game drive. The open grasslands of the Serengeti- Mara are home to over 3 million large mammals. These include over 1.4 million wildebeest, which migrate in an enormous, straggling herd each year between the southern parts of the Serengeti to the northern part and back again. Evening game drives in the Masai Mara; we have a very good chance of seeing all the major plains animals including lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, rhino, hyena, cheetah, jackal, warthog and many species of antelope. In this area we also encounter and learn about the Masai, a proud tribal people struggling to preserve their traditions in the face of modernization.
Barbeque dinner and overnight at MARA Springs camp/ Flamingo camp with Masai dancers to welcome you at the Mara. (Optional balloon safari for US$ 395 plus concession fees US$30)

Day 4: Maasai Mara
Early morning game drives before breakfast at Maasai Mara and leave to Masai villages. Later evening, take another game drive probably with a cultural excursion at the Maasai villages in time for dinner and overnight at MARA Springs camp/ Flamingo camp.

Day 5: Mara
After breakfast, depart for Nairobi by road arriving with lunch enroute at Narok Transit hotel. Arrival in Nairobi and transfer on first class train to Mombasa on dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Mombasa beaches
Arrival, are picked up by Leading Expeditions representatives and transferred to Nyali beach resort hotel or Reef hotel.
Relax on the beach rest of the day in time for dinner- transfer from your hotel to Tamarind dhow restaurant. Unforgotten old Arabic dhows cruise and a romantic candle dinner under the star filled sky, really magical mix ancient with the modern will climax your safari and make the perfect send off. A welcome cocktail drink "Dawa" (medicine) will form your evening with entertainment dinner and dance in the cruise. After, transfer for overnight at the beach hotel.

Day 7
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport in time for a flight to Nairobi. Arrival, take your home bound flight.

RATES ON APPLICATION
 
Safari includes:

  • Meet and Greet Services with assistance
  • All airport/Airstrip transfers with assistance
  • Beach accommodation package in Mombasa
  • Direct check-in with assistance in your city hotels and safari camps
  • Transport in a custom-built safari vehicles with a window seat guarantee
  • All park entry fees
  • Full board accommodation whilst on Safari
  • Game-viewing drives per day whilst on safari
  • Services of an English-Speaking and professional safari driver/guide
  • One way flight Mombasa- Nairobi
  • Complimentary safari hats
  • Complimentary bottled water on safari

Safari price Excludes:

  • International Airfares
  • Tourist entry VISA where required (required for Kenya and Tanzania US$ 50 per person per entry)
  • Airport departures taxes
  • Optional excursions not mentioned in the inclusions and/or quoted separately
  • Tips and gratuities to driver guides/lodge/hotel staff
  • All other extras not mentioned in the 'what's included'.
NB: All group bookings ought to be confirmed at least a month before departure dates.


15 DAYS CULTURAL & WILDLIFE SAFARI | DISCOVER AFRICAN AMERICAN ROOTS | SLAVE TRADE IN EAST AFRICA | OBAMA & KOGELO TOUR SPECIAL

Day 1
Arrival in Nairobi in time for an evening transfer to Mombasa via first class train service or flight. Dinner and overnight in the train or Mombasa hotel.

Day 2: Mombasa
Arrival in Mombasa city in time for a city tour of Fort Jesus, Old town and learn about the history of Fort Jesus in time for lunch. Later evening take an excursion of Mombasa by night to learn history of Mombasa. Dinner and overnight at a Mombasa hotel. (3-4***)

Day 3: Malindi Breakfast and visit the slave caves of Mombasa. After, leave for Malindi in time for lunch. Afternoon, visit the Gedi Ruins and get to learn the history of these ruins. Dinner and overnight at a hotel. (3-4***)

Day 4: Mombasa
Breakfast and leave for Mombasa in time for lunch. Spend afternoon relaxing in your hotel or take a city walk. Dinner and overnight in a hotel. (3-4***)

Day 5: Kibwezi
Breakfast and leave Mombasa for Kibwezi through Chief Kivoi route accompanied by a narrator to explain the history of this great chief and how he influenced slave trade with a possible village excursion and interaction with the rural folk. Dinner and overnight in Hunters lodge/ Kibwezi Guest house/ Kiboko guest house. (2** or budget hotel)

Day 6: Kitui
Breakfast and leave for Kitui through same route the famous chief passed during slave trade. Get to discover some very unique insights about this ancient practice and the final resting place at Mutomo, of the great chief. Visit the famous Nzambani Rock on way with a possible interaction with the locals. Dinner and overnight at Kitui Tourist Inn or similar.(budget hotel)

Day 7: Kitui/ Mwingi
Breakfast and leave for Mwingi in time for lunch at Mwingi Tourist Resort or similar. After, take an afternoon village cultural visit to learn more about the locals or visit a bee keeping project, in time for dinner and overnight at Mwingi Tourist Inn or similar. (2** or budget hotel)

Day 8: Nairobi
Breakfast and leave for Nairobi, with a possibility of going through one of the most important dams in Kenya, the Masinga. Lunch enroute at Matuu Dallas hotel arriving in time for dinner and overnight at Kipepeo hotel/ Boulevard hotel. (3-4***)

Day 9: Masai Mara
Depart for the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, stopping at the viewpoint of the Great Rift Valley and at Narok town. Arrive in time for lunch and a late afternoon/early evening game drive in this 'big game country' famed worldwide for its high animal concentration, abundance and variety. Lunch, Dinner and Overnight at Maasai Mara Sopa lodge/ Nyumbu tented Camp/ Leisure camp/ Tipilikwani camp. (3-4***)

Day 10: Maasai Mara Game Reserve
Early breakfast then proceed for a day tracking game with your guide in this park whose landscape is savannah grassland on rolling hills. Virtually every type of animal is found in the Mara, which has an extensive road, and track network, which allows excellent photography and viewing opportunities, making it the best and most visited park in Kenya. We will cater for a picnic lunch at the hippo pool or from your hotel. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Overnight at Mara Sopa lodge/ Nyumbu tented camp or similar. (3-4***)
(Balloon trip at an extra US$455)

Day 11: Maasai Mara Game Reserve- Nakuru
Early cup of tea or coffee then proceed on your final pre-breakfast game drive. Return to the lodge for a late breakfast then depart the Mara region for Nakuru, with lunch enroute. Lunch, Dinner and Overnight at Bontana hotel/ similar. (3-4***)

Day 12: Lake Nakuru National Park
After breakfast proceed on a game drive in Nakuru Park, which has prolific bird life including flamingos, white pelicans and the marabou stock among others. Waterbuck and Cape buffalo can be seen near the shoreline. Rothschild's giraffe and the white rhino are additional attractions among other species of plains game and cats like lion. You may spot leopard, which is rather elusive. Take late lunch in Nakuru and spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight at Merica hotel/ Bontana. (3-4***)

Day 13: Kisumu- Lake Victoria
Breakfast and leave for Kisumu city in time for lunch at Kisumu hotel. Later afternoon leave for Lake Victoria. Dinner and overnight at Kisumu hotel/ Sunset/ Jumuia Resort/ Imperial hotel. (3-4***)

Day 14: Kogelo village
Breakfast and leave for President Obama’s original roots- Kogelo village. This is where US President Obama’s father was born and raised up from. Dinner and overnight at Kisumu hotel/ Sunset/ Jumuia Resort/ Imperial hotel. (3-4***)

Day 15: Nairobi
Breakfast and leave for Nairobi by road arriving in time for your departure home

RATES ON APPLICATION

Includes;
Transport, train ticket, park fees, hotels and tented camps accommodation, 3 meals a day on safari, half board accommodation in Mombasa & Malindi, airport transfers, driver & guides

Excludes;
Tips, boat rides, personal expenses, visas, air fares,  airport taxes, village visits contributions.

 

10 Day Namaqualand Flower Tour

09/08/13:
Depart Johannesburg and travel south to Bloemfontein. Visit the Women’s Memorial. Drive past the Historical Buildings. Continue to the Gariep Dam and Colesberg. Dinner and overnight at the Colesberg Lodge.

10/08/13:

After breakfast continue traveling south via Beaufort West via the historical town of Matjiesfontein to Worcester for dinner and overnight at the Protea Hotel Cumberland.

11/08/13:

Today we travel via Wellington, Malmesbury and Darling the home of Evita Bezuidenhout. We continue to Saldanha Bay via the West Coast National Park.  Dinner and overnight at Blue Bay Lodge.

12/08/13

After a relaxing breakfast depart Saldanha Bay and travel to via Vredenburg, Velddrif and Piketberg to Citrusdal. Dinner and overnight at the Citrusdal Country Lodge.

13/08/13:

Spent the day traveling around the Citrusdal and Clanwilliam area. Clanwilliam is one of the oldest towns in South Africa also the Headquarters of the South African Rooibos Tea Industry. Take a walk around the Ramskop Nature Reserve.
Visit Bird Island in Lambert’s Bay. Dinner and overnight at the Lambert’s Bay Hotel. 

14/08/13:

After breakfast travel north from Lambert’s Bay via Van Rhynsdorp, Bitterfontein, Garies, Kamieskroon and Skilpad in search of more flowers. Dinner and overnight at Springbok Hotel in Springbok.

15/08/13:

Enjoy a hearty breakfast before traveling around the Springbok area visiting Goegap Nature Reserve and Nababeep. Dinner and overnight at the Springbok Hotel.

16/08/13:

Today we continue our journey towards Upington. Visit the Pella Mission near Pofadder. Travel to Upington via the Augrabies Falls National Park to view the Augrabies Falls. Dinner and overnight at the Protea Hotel Upington.

17/08/13:

Depart from Upington to Kimberley. Visit the world famous Kimberley Open Mine Museum and take a trip on a tram before enjoying dinner with all the new friends you’ve made on tour. Overnight at the Kimberley Club.

18/08/13:

This morning enjoy a leisurely breakfast before embarking on the final leg of your journey. Travel via Wolmaranstad, Klerksdorp and Potchefstroom to arrive in Johannesburg during the afternoon.

RATE:
  • R 11 850-00 nett per person sharing.
  • R 13 850-00 nett per person sharing.

INCLUDED:

Transport in a luxury coach, dinner, bed and breakfast, porterage, entrance fees to the following places of interest West Coast National Park, Ramskop Nature Reserve, Bird Island, Skilpad & Goegap Nature Reserves, Pella Mission, Augrabies Falls, Kimberley Open Mine Museum and a single trip on a tram. SA Tourism registered Tour Guide, experienced driver and their meals and accommodation

EXCLUDED:

Meals not stated, entrance fees not stated, drinks, tips, teas, laundry, telephone and any items of a personal nature.

KRUGER EXPLORER 4X4 SAFARI

3, 4 or 5 Day Safari

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS SAFARI
  • Overnight at the 4 star Phumulani Game Lodge
  • Game Drives in the Park in 4X4 Safari Vehicles
  • Visit to Skukuza – Kruger Park Headquarters
  • Panorama Route including God’s Window, Pilgrims Rest, Waterfalls & Dullstroom.

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION
On the Kruger Explorer Safari, we overnight at the 4 star Phumulani Lodge situated at the Numbi Gate of the Kruger Park. The lodge consists of 17 en-suite, luxury, thatched bungalows with private verandas. Rooms are spacious and well ventilated and the bathrooms are cozy. The main lodge building and pool deck have great views of the valley below and comprise a reception area (with internet and telephone facilities), a bar and a fabulous restaurant overlooking the bush. Meals are of an international standard and is primarily buffet-style, often having an African theme.

GAME ACTIVITIES
To get really close up to the world’s most intriguing creatures like buffalo, elephant, rhino and the elusive big cats, Spurwing Tourism Services escorts you into this fascinating wonderland of sights and sounds. Transportation to and from Johannesburg is done in luxury air-conditioned mini-buses. Game drives are in specially adapted, open 4x4 safari vehicles, maintained to the highest standards to ensure maximum comfort while driving in the Park.

INCLUDED IN THIS SAFARI
Accommodation, breakfast, dinner, all game drives in 4x4 safari vehicles, all entry fees to all areas as stipulated in the itinerary, Kruger Park conservation fees (for 2007 rates this is not included), return road transfers from Johannesburg as well as a tour of the Mpumalanga Panorama Route.

EXCLUDED FROM THIS SAFARI
Lunch, drinks, items of a personal nature and services not mentioned in the program.

RATES - Valid 1 November 2012 - 31 October 2013
Validity Per Person Sharing Single Supplement
2 Night, 3 Day Safari R 6 995 R 1 750
3 Night, 4 Day Safari R 8 250 R 2 200
4 Night, 5 Day Safari R 9 350 R 2 350
Upgrade options on this Safari -
Additional night R 1 450 R 450
Private game viewer vehicle and guide R 1 950 per vehicle per day
Private airport transfers R 1 950 per vehicle
Foreign language guides R 1 000 per guide per day
Romantic upgrade R 500 per person
Round of Golf at Skukuza GC R 450 per person

3 Day Safari program

DAY 1
Depart from Johannesburg early and head towards the Kruger Park. Upon arrival we check in at Phumulani Lodge. We have time to explore the lodge and enjoy lunch before we embark on our first afternoon game drive. We arrive back at the lodge before dark when dinner is served, and we enjoy the magical sounds of the African night before retiring to our bungalows.

DAY 2
We start at dawn on this day and do three game drives in the Kruger Park. We stop several times during the day to freshen up and have breakfast and lunch in rest camps along the way. We also visit Skukuza, the main camp of the Park. We return to our camp before dark and have time to relax before we enjoy dinner at the Lodge.

DAY 3
We again set out at dawn and do a thorough morning drive before we have breakfast. We depart thereafter on our scenic drive to Johannesburg. We explore the Panorama Route with its breathtaking views and spectacular scenery.
We visit God’s Window, Waterfalls and Pilgrim’s Rest. After lunch, we return to Johannesburg and arrive in the late afternoon. Drop off at your hotel or the Airport.

4 DAY SAFARI PROGRAM

DAY 1
Depart from Johannesburg early and head towards the Kruger Park. Upon arrival we check in at Phumulani Lodge. We have time to explore the lodge and enjoy lunch before we embark on our first afternoon game drive. We arrive back at the lodge before dark when dinner is served, and we enjoy the magical sounds of the African night before retiring to our bungalows.

DAY 2 & 3
We start at dawn on this day and do three game drives in the Kruger Park. We stop several times during the day to freshen up and have breakfast and lunch in rest camps along the way. We visit Skukuza the main camp of the Park. We return to our camp before dark and have time to relax before we enjoy dinner at the Lodge.

DAY 4
We again set out at dawn and do a thorough morning drive before we have breakfast. We depart thereafter on our scenic drive to Johannesburg. We explore the Panorama Route and visit God’s Window, Waterfalls and Pilgrim’s Rest. After lunch we return to Johannesburg via a short stop at Dullstroom and arrive in the late afternoon.

ADDITIONAL NIGHTS
Should you wish to prolong your stay on this safari, please add another day to day 2 in the above program. We also have discounted rates for extended stays.

FLYING IN FOR THIS SAFARI Should you wish to fly instead of make use of our road transfers, we will collect and drop you off at the Kruger Mpumalanga airport at no extra cost. Please note that the flight is for your own expense, contact us for discounted flight rates.

KRUGER PARK & THE ESCARPMENT

4 or 5 Day Safari
HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS SAFARI

  • Overnight at the 4 star Phumulani Game Lodge
  • Overnight at the Royal Hotel in Pilgrim’s Rest
  • Game Drives in the Park in 4X4 Safari Vehicles
  • Visit to Skukuza – Kruger Park Headquarters
  • Panorama Route including God’s Window, Pilgrims Rest, Waterfalls & Dullstroom.
OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION
On this Safari we spend the first 2 nights at the 4 star Phumulani Lodge situated at the Numbi Gate of the Kruger Park. The lodge consists of 17 en-suite, luxury, thatched bungalows with private verandas. The main lodge building and pool deck have great views of the valley below and comprise a reception area, a bar and a fabulous restaurant overlooking the bush. Meals are of an international standard and is primarily buffet-style, often having an African theme. On the last night we stay at the renowned Royal Hotel in Pilgrim’s Rest. This hotel is over 100 years old and is a must for all travelers to this area. Rooms are furnished with genuine antique brass beds, wash stands, wardrobes and Victorian baths and easily transports you back into history.

GAME ACTIVITIES
To get really close up to the world’s most intriguing creatures like buffalo, elephant, rhino and the elusive big cats, Spurwing Tourism Services escorts you into this fascinating wonderland of sights and sounds. Transportation to and from Johannesburg is done in luxury air-conditioned mini-buses. Game drives are in specially adapted, open 4x4 safari vehicles, maintained to the highest standards to ensure maximum comfort while driving in the Park.

INCLUDED IN THIS SAFARI
Accommodation, breakfast, dinner, all game drives in 4x4 safari vehicles, all entry fees to all areas as stipulated in the itinerary, Kruger Park conservation fees (for 2007 rates this is not included), return road transfers from Johannesburg as well as a tour of the Mpumalanga Panorama Route.

EXCLUDED FROM THIS SAFARI
Lunch, drinks, items of a personal nature and services not mentioned in the program.

RATES

Validity Per Person Sharing Single Supplement
3 Night, 4 Day Safari
1 Nov 2012 – 31 Oct 2013 R 7 950 R 2 200
4 Night, 5 Day Safari
1 Nov 2012 – 31 Oct 2013 R 9 450 R 2 450
Additional night
1 Nov 2012 – 31 Oct 2013 R 1 450 R 450
Upgrade options on this Safari -
Private game viewer vehicle and guide R 1 950 per vehicle per day
Private airport transfers R 1 950 per vehicle
Foreign language guides R 1 000 per guide per day
Romantic upgrade R 500 per person
Round of Golf at Skukuza GC R 450 per person

4 DAY SAFARI PROGRAM

DAY 1
Depart from Johannesburg early and head towards the Kruger Park. Upon arrival we check in at Phumulani Lodge. We have time to explore the lodge and enjoy lunch before we embark on our first afternoon game drive. We arrive back at the lodge before dark when dinner is served, and we enjoy the magical sounds of the African night before retiring to our bungalows.

DAY 2
We start at dawn and on this day and do three game drives in the Kruger Park. We stop several times during the day to freshen up and have breakfast and lunch in rest camps along the way. We also visit Skukuza the main camp of the Park. We return to our Lodge before dark and have time to relax before we enjoy dinner at the Lodge.

DAY 3
We again set out at dawn and do a thorough morning drive before we have breakfast. We depart thereafter on our scenic drive as we explore the Panorama Route. We visit Graskop, God’s Window and a magnificent waterfall before we reach our overnight stop at Pilgrim’s Rest. We check in at the fabulous old Royal Hotel and have time to catch a glimpse of the town before dinner is served.

DAY 4
After a leisurely start we have breakfast and set out to explore this former gold mining town, with it’s many old world attractions. There is the museum and the old graveyard, and don’t forget to ask about “Jock of the Bushveld”. After lunch we depart for Johannesburg via a short stop at Dullstroom, a small town renowned for its fly-fishing. We arrive in Johannesburg in the late afternoon.

5 DAY SAFARI PROGRAM

For our 5 day Safari, please duplicate day 2 in the above program. We also have discounted rates for extended stays. Please see rates above.

FLYING IN FOR THIS SAFARI

Should you wish to fly instead of make use of our road transfers, we will collect and drop you off at the Kruger Mpumalanga airport at no extra cost. Please note that the flight is for your own expense, contact us for discounted flight rates.

KRUGER WILDLIFE & CULTURAL DISCOVERY

4 or 5 Day Safari
HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS SAFARI

  • Overnight at the 4 star Phumulani Game Lodge
  • Game Drives in the Park in 4X4 Safari Vehicles
  • Visit to Skukuza – Kruger Park Headquarters
  • Visit to Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre
  • Tour of traditional Shangaan Village.
  • Panorama Route including God’s Window, Pilgrims Rest, Waterfalls & Dullstroom.

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION
On the Kruger Explorer Safari we overnight at the 4 star Phumulani Lodge situated at the Numbi Gate of the Kruger Park. The lodge consists of 17 en-suite, luxury, thatched bungalows with private verandas. Rooms are spacious and well-ventilated and the bathrooms are cozy. The main lodge building and pool deck have great views of the valley below and comprise a reception area (with internet and telephone facilities), a bar and a fabulous restaurant overlooking the bush. Meals are of an international standard and is primarily buffet-style, often having an African theme.

GAME ACTIVITIES

To get really close up to the world’s most intriguing creatures like buffalo, elephant, rhino and the elusive big cats, Spurwing Tourism Services escorts you into this fascinating wonderland of sights and sounds. Transportation to and from Johannesburg is done in luxury air-conditioned mini-buses. Game drives are in specially adapted, open 4x4 safari vehicles, maintained to the highest standards to ensure maximum comfort.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

On the third day we visit the Hoedspruit Endangered species Centre where we learn more about some of the most endangered species in Africa and how they are being rescued from possible extinction. In the afternoon, we visit the Shangana Village where we experience the culture of this fascinating tribe with a tour of the village.

INCLUDED IN THIS SAFARI

Accommodation, breakfast, dinner, all game drives in 4x4 safari vehicles, all entry fees to all areas as stipulated in the itinerary, Kruger Park conservation fees (for 2007 rates this is not included), a tour of the Endangered Species Centre, the Shangana Village and return road transfers from Johannesburg as well as a tour of the Mpumalanga Panorama Route.

EXCLUDED FROM THIS SAFARI

Lunch, drinks, items of a personal nature and services not mentioned in the program.

RATES

Validity
Per Person
Sharing
Single
Supplement
     
3 Night, 4 Day Safari

1 Nov 2012 – 31 Oct 2013
R 8 550
R 3 000
     
4 Night, 5 Day Safari

1 Nov 2012 – 31 Oct 2013
R 9 950
R 3 550

Additional night
 
1 Nov 2012 – 31 Oct 2013
R 1 450
R 450

Upgrade options on this Safari -
 
Private game viewer vehicle and guide R 1 950 per vehicle per day
Private airport transfers R 1 950 per vehicle
Foreign language guides R 1 000 per guide per day
Romantic upgrade R 500 per person
Round of Golf at Skukuza GC R 450 per person

4 DAY SAFARI PROGRAM

DAY 1
Depart from Johannesburg early and head towards the Kruger Park. Upon arrival we check in at Phumulani Lodge. We have time to explore the lodge and enjoy lunch before we embark on our first afternoon game drive. We arrive back at the lodge before dark when dinner is served, and we enjoy the magical sounds of the African night before retiring to our bungalows.

DAY 2

We start at dawn on this day and do three game drives in the Kruger Park. We stop several times during the day to freshen up and have breakfast and lunch in rest camps along the way. We also visit Skukuza the main camp of the Park. We return to our Lodge before dark and have time to relax before we enjoy dinner at the Lodge.

DAY 3
We depart after breakfast and drive to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre. Here we participate in a 2 hour tour of the centre and learn how these species are being saved from potential extinction. We have lunch at the Centre and depart thereafter for the Shangana Village near Hazyview. Here we partake in a guided tour of the village where the Chief gives us some insight on the traditions and lifestyle of this fascinating tribe. We return to our lodge in the late afternoon and freshen up before we have dinner.

DAY 4
We again set out at dawn and do a thorough morning drive before we have breakfast. We depart thereafter on our scenic drive to Johannesburg. We explore the Panorama Route with its breathtaking views and spectacular scenery. We visit God’s Window, Waterfalls and Pilgrim’s Rest. After lunch we return to Johannesburg and arrive in the late afternoon. Drop off at your hotel or the Airport.

5 DAY SAFARI PROGRAM

For our 5 day Safari, please duplicate day 2 in the above program. We also have discounted rates for extended stays. Please see rates above.

FLYING IN FOR THIS SAFARI

Should you wish to fly instead of make use of our road transfers, we will collect and drop you off at the Kruger Mpumalanga airport at no extra cost. Please note that the flight is for your own expense, contact us for discounted flight rates.

Kruger Park & Zululand Explorer

7 Day Safari
HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS SAFARI

  • Overnight at the 4 star Phumulani Game Lodge
  • Overnight at Zululand Safari Lodge in Zululand
  • Game Drives in the Kruger Park & Zululand
    in 4X4 Safari Vehicles
  • Visit to traditional Zulu village
  • Crocodile Farm & Wildlife Refuge
  • St. Lucia & False Bay National Park
OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION

On this Safari we spend the first 3 nights at the 4 star Phumulani Lodge situated at the Numbi Gate of the Kruger Park. The lodge consists of 17 en-suite, luxury, thatched bungalows with private verandas. The main lodge building and pool deck have great views of the valley below and comprise a reception area, a bar and a fabulous restaurant overlooking the bush. We then move to the Zululand Safari Lodge in northern Zululand and spend the next 3 nights there. This Lodge is situated in a private reserve adjacent to the Hluhluwe Umfolozi National Park.

GAME ACTIVITIES

To get really close up to the world’s most intriguing creatures like buffalo, elephant, rhino and the elusive big cats, Spurwing Tourism Services escorts you into this fascinating wonderland of sights and sounds. Transportation to and from Johannesburg and in Zululand is done in luxury air-conditioned mini-buses. Game drives are in specially adapted, open 4x4 safari vehicles, maintained to the highest standards to ensure maximum comfort while driving in the Park.

OTHER ACTIVITIES
On this safari we visit a traditional Zulu Village, where we experience the essence of the Zulu culture through song and dance and a tour of the village. We also visit a crocodile farm and wildlife refuge where we get to see some of these beasts from nearby. We visit St. Lucia and the False Bay National Park where we take a cruise on Lake St. Lucia spotting some Hippos and Crocodiles.

INCLUDED IN THIS SAFARI
Accommodation, breakfast, dinner, all game drives in 4x4 safari vehicles, all entry fees to all areas as stipulated in the itinerary, Kruger Park conservation fees (for 2007 rates this is not included), return road transfers from Johannesburg as well as visits to a Zulu village, crocodile farm & wildlife refuge and a boat cruise on St. Lucia.

EXCLUDED FROM THIS SAFARI
Lunch, drinks, items of a personal nature and services not mentioned in the program.

RATES

Validity
Per Person
Sharing
Single
Supplement
     
6 Night, 7 Day Safari

From 1 January 2013
R 13 150
R 3 150
Additional night

From 1 January 2013
R 1 450
R 450
Upgrade options on this Safari -
Private game viewer vehicle and guide R 1 950 per vehicle per day
Private airport transfers R 1 950 per vehicle
Foreign language guides R 1 000 per guide per day
Romantic upgrade R 500 per person
Round of Golf at Skukuza GC R 450 per person
* Please note that for 2013 rates the Kruger Park Conservation Fee is not included in the above rates and will be for your own expense.

 

7 DAY SAFARI PROGRAM

DAY 1
Depart from Johannesburg early and head towards the Kruger Park. Upon arrival we check in at Phumulani Lodge. We have time to explore the lodge and enjoy lunch before we embark on our first afternoon game drive. We arrive back at the lodge before dark when dinner is served.

DAY 2
We start at dawn and on this day and do three game drives in the Kruger Park. We stop several times during the day to freshen up and have breakfast and lunch in rest camps along the way. We also visit Skukuza, the main camp of the Park. We return to our Lodge before dark and have time to relax before we enjoy dinner at the Lodge.

DAY 3
We start at dawn and on this day and do three game drives in the Kruger Park. We stop several times during the day to freshen up and have breakfast and lunch in rest camps along the way. We also visit Skukuza, the main camp of the Park. We return to our Lodge before dark and have time to relax before we enjoy dinner at the Lodge.

DAY 4
We depart after breakfast and head for the Northern Zululand area where we will spend the next few days of our journey. En-route we drive via Nelspruit, Amsterdam & Pongola and stop several times during the day to freshen up and to shop at the local roadside markets. Zululand has long been famous as the home of the Zulu people and boasts many world-class attractions and some breathtaking scenery. We arrive at the Zululand Safari Lodge near the Hluhluwe Game Reserve in the afternoon and relax before we have dinner at the lodge.

DAY 5
After breakfast we visit the False Bay National Park at Lake St. Lucia. We take a boat cruise on this inland saltwater lake and have a good chance of seeing Hippos and Crocodiles. We visit the town of Hluhluwe before we head to the Dumazulu Zulu Village where we take a tour through this authentic Zulu village. This once-in-a-lifetime experience shows us the lifestyle of the traditional Zulu and we participate in a cultural song and dance performance. We have a traditional lunch including dishes like buffalo and warthog. We visit a crocodile farm and wildlife refuge, before returning to the Lodge in the late afternoon. Dinner is served at the lodge.

DAY 6
We depart on an early morning game drive into the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve in open 4X4 Land Rovers. This reserve is world renowned for the greatest concentration of Black and White Rhino. In the afternoon, we have the choice of doing a guided walk (getting up close to animals like Zebra, Wildebeest and other Antelope) in the reserve or an afternoon game drive on the open Land Rovers. This evening we have a farewell dinner at the lodge.

DAY 7
We depart after breakfast and head north-west towards Johannesburg. After the scenic drive past many rural villages, sugarcane plantations and wildlife areas we reach Johannesburg in the late afternoon.

FLYING IN FOR THIS SAFARI
Should you wish to fly instead of make use of our road transfers, we will collect and drop you off at the Kruger Mpumalanga airport at no extra cost. Please note that the flight is for your own expense, contact us for discounted flight rates.

HOW TO JOIN ONE OF OUR KRUGER SAFARIS

All of the above tours depart daily and the rates include complimentary return transfers to the Park from Johannesburg or Pretoria. If you are based in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth or Durban it is also possible to take an early flight to Johannesburg and join the transfer that is included in the rates. Alternatively, you can fly to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport and we will collect you there. Feel free to discuss this with one of our consultants; we could assist you with tailor-made tour options to suit your specific needs.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT BOOKING A SAFARI IN THE KRUGER PARK

  • There are almost 200 safari lodges in and around the Kruger Park and most of these are of an international standard. However, we suggest that you make sure that the one you pick is graded with the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa. This will ensure that you get the desired standard of accommodation that you prefer.
  • The Kruger Park is surrounded by smaller private game reserves, that all offer similar safari conditions. Most of these private reserves are quite expensive (some more than US$ 1000 per person per night), however there are just as many 4 star lodges that are much more value for money.
  • All the Safaris in this proposal are based at 4 star lodges and are sure to give visitors the maximum opportunity to experience the best that the Kruger Park has to offer. Should you wish to get more information on 5 star safari lodges please feel free to contact us for a detailed proposal on different options available.
  • All our safari packages include return vehicle transfers from Johannesburg and the return journey travels via the Panorama Route, which include visits to God’s Window, Pilgrim’s Rest, a waterfall and the town of Dullstroom.
KRUGER PARK CONSERVATION FEES
The Kruger Park is one of South Africa’s National Parks and therefore a Government Conservation Fee is charged for each person entering any of the national parks. There are 21 National Parks in South Africa including Kruger Park, Table Mountain and Cape Point and we suggest visitors purchase a “Wild Card” that allows you unlimited access to any of the 21 National Parks at a discounted rate. You will note that we have included the Conservation fees only until 31 October 2006. The reasoning behind this is that clients can purchase Wild Cards that will better suit their own requirements and therefore save money, by paying less in conservation fees. We can also purchase Wild Cards on your behalf and include this in your Safari Package, should you prefer this.

KRUGER PARK FACT SHEET


  • The Kruger National Park is one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world and offers the perfect opportunity for visitors to experience the excitement and adventure that Africa has to offer.
  • Bear in mind that the Park is 4-5 hours drive from Johannesburg and if you fly, it will take 1 hour from Johannesburg and 2 hours from Cape Town. We recommend a minimum stay of 3 to 4 days.
  • The Park is situated in the northeastern part of South Africa and is a vast stretch of land over 400 km from north to south and average 80 km from east to west.
  • The southern part of the Kruger Park is more lush with vegetation and has a much higher rainfall than the more arid northern parts.
  • Visits to the Kruger Park during the summer or winter both have their benefits. During the summer months, from November to February the vegetation is more lush and the landscape spectacular. Most animals bear their young during this time and often congregate in open areas, which make them easier to spot. During the winter, from April to August there is less water and animals seem to spend more time at waterholes and rivers. The vegetation is less dense and this makes predicting where animals will be a bit easier.
  • The Park is home to more than 500 birds species and 147 mammals including the famous “Big 5”.
  • The Kruger Park is home to more than 10,000 Elephant, 2,000 Lion and 150,000 Impala Antelope.
  • There are several restcamps in the Park, where visitors could spend some time at one of the restaurants or shopping at the general store.
  • Skukuza, the main camp of the park boasts an impressive library and museum. Over 1,5 million people visited the Greater Kruger Park area in 2004
  • The Kruger Park is a low risk Malaria area, however we recommend that precautions be taken.
  • Don’t forget to bring a hat, warm jacket, raincoat, sunscreen, insect repellent, swimsuit, camera, spare film and binoculars.
Your support of conservation and the environment is greatly appreciated!

3 Day Safari to Kruger National Park

Day 1

Depart from Johannesburg or Pretoria in an air-conditioned microbus with our experienced Kruger Park guide. Drive across the Highveld farmlands towards the Drakensberg mountains before lunch. Visit the highlights of the Panorama Route including the magnificent Blyde River Canyon then the sweeping Valley of the Olifants. Continue to a Private Lodge ( Mohlabetsi or Hongonyi ) and enjoy a refreshing swim before boarding the open safari vehicle for an evening game drive and your first chance to see animals in the African bush. Return to the lodge for dinner usually served around a campfire. Overnight in an ethnic chalet or lodge room with ceiling fan and private shower / toilet.

Day 2

Soon after sunrise, join the field guide for an early morning bush walk bush walk to take some wonderful photos and also learn about the birds, insects & trees. Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the lodge and then proceed to the nearest entrance of Kruger National Park. Spend the rest of this exciting day looking for wildlife such as elephant, giraffe, hippopotamus and antelope. Our guide will show you how to spot the animals and ensure that you have access to open windows for photos or videos on all game drives. Towards evening arrive at your Rest Camp and book into an air-conditioned chalet with private facilities and screens to prevent insects. Freshen up and then time for a "sundowner" drink before dinner in the privatised restaurant & overnight.

Day 3

Awaken at dawn and listen to the birds before driving out of camp hoping to find some of the Big Five ( lion, leopard, elephant, rhino & buffalo) as well as other species before breakfast. Time for shopping & then drive towards the exit gate of Kruger Park to begin the homeward journey. Travel past the Lowveld citrus farms to Nelspruit the capital of Mpumalanga province, through the fertile Schoeman's Kloof and up to the Highveld for lunch. Arrive back at Johannesburg Airport before 16.00 for onward flights or proceed to your hotel.

RATES VALID FROM 1 JANUARY 2013

NEW RATES:
R 6 300.00 nett per person sharing
R 6 700.00 nett SINGLE
R 4 160.00 per child under 12 yrs old

SUGGESTED ITINERARIES:

9 Day Cape Town & Garden Route Tour

Day 1:
Depart Johannesburg and travel south to Bloemfontein. Continue to Oranjekrag to view the Gariep Dam. Travel to Colesburg for dinner and overnight in Colesburg.

Day 2:
After breakfast continue traveling south via Noupoort and Cradock to Port Elizabeth. Dinner and overnight at the your hotel in PE.

Day 3:
Enjoy a short tour of Port Elizabeth before continuing along the Garden Route towards Plettenberg Bay and Knysna. Travel via Wilderness and Sedgefield to George, over the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn. Arrive there in time for a demonstration and dinner at an Ostrich Show Farm. Overnight in Oudtshoorn.

Day 4:
After breakfast enjoy a visit to the Cango Caves (own expense) or relax at your hotel before departing for Cape Town. Travel via Route 62 through Calitzsdorp and Barrydale to arrive at your hotel in time for dinner and overnight.

Day 5:
Full day tour of the Cape Peninsula travel via the Clifton Beaches, Camps Bay and Hout Bay. Enjoy a boat trip to see the seals at Duiker Island (own expense). Continue to the Cape Point Nature Reserve where Indian and Atlantic oceans meet. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight via Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

Day 6:
Spend the day at leisure. Enjoy a Festive Christmas Lunch. (no dinner) Overnight at your hotel.

Day 7:
After breakfast enjoy a half day tour to the winelands. Evening ascent of Table Mountain. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day 8:
Today we start our journey homeward. Travel over the du Toits Kloof Pass via Worcester and Touws River to Beaufort West. Continue to Colesburg for dinner and overnight.

Day 9:
Depart after breakfast on the last leg of the journey home. Travel via Bloemfontein and Kroonstad to arrive in Johannesburg in the late afternoon.

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7 Day Tour to Cape Town 

Day 1:
Depart Johannesburg and travel south to Bloemfontein. Continue to Oranjekrag to view the Gariep Dam. Travel to Colesburg for dinner and overnight in Colesburg.

Day 2:
After breakfast continue traveling south via Beaufort West and the historical town of Matjiesfontein to Cape Town for dinner and overnight.

Day 3:
Today we spend the morning on a city tour of Cape Town. Ascend Table Mountain by Aerial Cable Way. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Cape Town

Day 4:
Full day tour of the Cape Peninsula travel via the Clifton Beaches, Camps Bay and Hout Bay. Enjoy a boat trip to see the seals at Duiker Island (own expense). Continue to the Cape Point nature Reserve where Indian and Atlantic oceans meet. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight via Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

Day 5:
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before embarking on a half-day tour of the winelands. Afternoon at leisure to explore the Mother City. A Farewell to Cape Town dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day 6:
Today we start our journey homeward. Travel over the du Toits Kloof Pass via Worcester and Touws River to Beaufort West. Continue to Colesburg for dinner and overnight.

Day 7:
Depart after breakfast on the last leg of the journey home. Travel via Bloemfontein and Kroonstad to arrive in Johannesburg in the late afternoon.

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Golden Gate and Kwazulu Natal Tour

Day 1:
08:00 Depart Johannesburg travelling south through the eastern area of the Free State to the Golden Gate National Park.  Dinner and overnight at the Golden Gate National Park.

Day 2:
After a leisurely breakfast enjoy a tour of the surrounding area then continue over the Oliviershoek Pass via Bergville and Winterton to the central berg. Dinner and overnight at the Nest Hotel.

Day 3:
This day is spent enjoying the unsurpassed natural attractions in the area – towering mountains, forests and streams. Breathe the pure mountain air and enjoy the temperate climate. Full board at The Nest Hotel.

Day 4:
Today we travel through the Natal Midlands Estcourt and Greytown to Mtunzini on the North Coast. Dinner and overnight at Mtunzini Forest Lodge.

Day 5:
Enjoy a hearty breakfast before departing for the Hluhluwe area. Travel north via Richards Bay and Mtubatuba to Hluhluwe. Enjoy a game drive in open vehicles. Dinner and overnight at the Hluhluwe Inn.

Day 6:
This is the last day of our tour. Travel back to Gauteng via Piet Retief and Ermelo to arrive in Johannesburg in the late afternoon.

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Limpopo and  Mpumalanga Tour

Day 1:
08:00
Depart Johannesburg and travel north via Pretoria and Bela Bela to Polokwane.  Travel along the R71 visiting the Ebenezer Dam en-route to Magoebaskloof. Relax around the pool or take a stroll on one of the self-guided walks. Dinner and overnight at the Magoebaskloof Hotel.

Day 2:
After a leisurely breakfast enjoy a tour of the surrounding area visiting the Pekoe Tea Plantation, Cheese factory and the Sunland Nursery where the largest Baobab Tree in the area is to be found. It actually has a pub built inside it. Dinner and overnight at the Magoebaskloof Hotel.

Day 3:
An early start today entering the Kruger National Park through the Phalaborwa Gate. Enjoy spotting the various animals en-route to your camp; maybe even the “Big Five”. Dinner and overnight at a rest camp within Kruger National Park.

Day 4:
Enjoy an early morning game drive before breakfast. Travel to Graskop via the Paul Kruger Gate and Hazyview. Dinner and overnight in Graskop.

Day 5:
This morning enjoy a hearty breakfast before departing for home. Travel back to Gauteng via the Panorama Route visiting Bourke’s Luck Potholes, God’s Window, The Three Rondawels and Pilgrim’s Rest. Arrive in Johannesburg in the late afternoon.

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Cape Garden Route Tour

Day 1:
Depart Johannesburg and travel south to Bloemfontein. Continue to Oranjekrag to view the Gariep Dam. Travel to Colesburg for dinner and overnight in Colesburg.

Day 2:
After breakfast continue traveling south via Noupoort and Cradock to Port Elizabeth. Dinner and overnight at the your hotel in PE

Day 3:
Enjoy a short tour of Port Elizabeth before continuing along the Garden Route towards Plettenberg Bay and Knysna. Travel via Wilderness and Sedgefield to George, over the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn. Arrive there in time for a demonstration and dinner at an Ostrich Show Farm. Overnight in Oudtshoorn.

Day 4:
After breakfast enjoy a visit to the Cango Caves (own expense) or relax at your hotel before departing for Cape Town. Travel via Route 62 through Calitzsdorp and Barrydale to arrive at your hotel in time for dinner and overnight.

Day 5:
Full day tour of the Cape Peninsula travel via the Clifton Beaches, Camps Bay and Hout Bay. Enjoy a boat trip to see the seals at Duiker Island (own expense). Continue to the Cape Point Nature Reserve where Indian and Atlantic oceans meet. Return to your hotel for dinner and overnight via Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

Day 6:
Today we start our journey homeward. Travel over the du Toits Kloof Pass via Worcester and Touws River to Beaufort West. Continue to Colesburg for dinner and overnight.

Day 7:
Depart after breakfast on the last leg of the journey home. Travel via Bloemfontein and Kroonstad to arrive in Johannesburg in the late afternoon.

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21 Day Tour of South Africa

Day 1
Met on arrival at Johannesburg International Airport, transfer to your hotel. Overnight at the Senator Hotel, Caesars Gauteng close to Johannesburg International Airport

The Senator hotel is part of Caesars, Gauteng, South Africa's premier casino resort destination. A stay at The Senator creates a superb experience for the domestic and international traveller whether it is for business, a short stay en-route to a renowned tourist destination in Africa.

Day 2
After an early breakfast transfer to Johannesburg International Airport for flight to Victoria Falls. Transfer from Victoria Falls airport to the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Westward facing, the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge enjoys stunning sunsets and uninterrupted views of the waterhole and beyond. Elephants, many kinds of antelope and especially buffalo are regular visitors – warthogs, banded mongooses, baboons and vervet monkeys – treasured residents. And yet the lodge with all its natural beauty and tranquility is only 4 minutes from the buzz of the town and the roar of The Falls.

Day 3
Spend the day exploring the mighty Victoria Falls called Mosi-oa-Tunya – the ‘Smoke that Thunders’ and the Craft Market before embarking on the Sundowner Cruise. The relaxing cruise on the mighty Zambesi River takes you close to hippos and crocodile. Elephants and other species are often seen at the waters-edge. Dinner at the Boma ‘a cultural experience that bombards the senses’. Overnight at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge.

Day 4
Breakfast at leisurely before departing for the airport for flight back to South Africa. Met on arrival at Johannesburg International Airport and transfer to the Protea Hotel Balalaika in Sandton for overnight.

For those who seek premier quality and elegance, Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton is the distinctive superior choice. Established in 1949, the hotel is privately owned and set in the heart of Sandton. Each of the rooms is tastefully furnished to portray the ultimate in comfort and style. The personalised service at the hotel is a quality not easily matched.

Day 5
To-day visit Gold Reef City that offers an entertaining look at Johannesburg’s gold rush past. Furnished with replicas of 19th century shops, pubs and miner’s houses it features tribal dancing and a gold mine tour. The afternoon is spent on a tour of Soweto a sprawling black township with a complicated history. Soweto residents belong to nine ethnic groups, primarily Zulus and Xhosas. The renowned Chris Hani (Baragwanath) Hospital is the largest general hospital in the Southern Hemisphere and is the hub of most training and medical service located in the heart of Soweto.Overnight Protea Hotel Balalaika.

Day 6
Depart Johannesburg after a leisurely breakfast and a short informative tour of the Sandton business district. Travel to Pretoria the administrative capital of South Africa. Visit the Voortrekker Monument and Museum that pays tribute to the Boer pioneers who made the Great Trek in the 1830’s. The Kruger House Museum in the 19th century home of former President Paul Kruger. Enjoy Victorian architecture and décor at the Melrose House Museum. Drive past the State Theatre and Church Square. Dinner and overnight at Leriba Lodge near Pretoria.

This luxury thatched lodge is nestled in an unsurpassed setting of natural beauty and elegance on the banks of the Hennops River – a luxury bush experience in the city.

Day 7
Today we travel to the North West Province to Sun City situated in the Pilansberg Hills, the glittering and vibrant showpiece, the “Las Vegas” of South Africa. Explore the fantastical Palace of the Lost City a fantasy conjured out of myths and legends of Africa. Overnight at the Cascades Hotel.

Offering a fantasy world with its theme of cascading water, inside and outside, the Cascades Hotel is a picturesque setting of tropical lagoons and giant boulders, creating a paradise for pink flamingos and swans.

Day 8
Depart Sun City after an early breakfast for Mpumalanga- ‘the place where the sun rises’ – where mountain and bushveld stretch out across the great highveld plateau. With steep mountains, panoramic passes, dramatic river canyons and plunging waterfalls. Visit Gods Window for a panoramic view of the magnificent Blyde River Canyon, the third largest canyon in the world, Pilgrims Rest- a picturesque gold rush town. Dinner and overnight at Mount Sheba.

The verdant beauty of the Mount Sheba Country Lodge is breathtaking. Nestled amongst the mountains above the historic mining town of Pilgrim’s rest, and surrounded by indigenous forests. All en suite rooms have cosy fireplaces.

Day 9
After a leisurely breakfast we travel to the Kruger National Park a first on many travelers’ list of “must sees.” This crown jewel of South Africa is one of the top 10 national parks in the world. Well known for its diversity of habitat and wildlife, Kruger offers visitors an excellent opportunity to experience close encounters with elephant, rhino, bufffalo, lion and leopard. Wild dog, cheetah, zebra, giraffe and a variety of other species are also indigenous to the park. A paradise for the wildlife enthusiast with close to 150 mammals and over 380 species of indigenous trees, as well as over 500 bird species. Enter Kruger through of the southern gates. Spend the rest of the day game viewing. Dinner and overnight at Satara Rest Camp.

Day 10
Early morning game drive. Enjoy breakfast at one of the many rest camps. Game viewing for the rest of the day with a stop for lunch. Enjoy an open vehicle night drive and bush braai. We hope to catch a glimpse of the many nocturnal animals often not seen during the day. Overnight at Berg-en-Dal Rest Camp.

Rest camp accommodations are in ‘rondawels’ (round thatch roofed chalets) with twin beds, en -suite bathroom and ‘stoep’ ( a verandah).

Day 11


Enjoy an early game drive and breakfast. Depart from Kruger Park and travel  towards the Mountain Kingdom of Swaziland. Enter at Jeppe’s Reef Border post and travel south to Mbabane the capital city of Swaziland. There is a lively Swazi Market to visit as well as the Ngwenya Glass and Candle factories. This evening try your luck at the gaming tables in the casino. Overnight at the Ezulwini Sun.


The Ezulwini Sun is one of the Sun International hotel and casino resorts in the heart of Swaziland. Here guests enter a world of fun and excitement with a wide range of entertainment options, restaurants and bars awaiting them.

Day 12
To-day we travel south through the Ezulwini Valley past Manzini and Big Bend to enter KwaZulu Natal through the Lavumisa border post. Travel via Mkuze to the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Park.  Dinner and overnight at Hilltop Camp.

The award winning Hilltop Camp, in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve, on the summit of a forested hill offers fine views of the surrounding countryside.

Day 13
Early game drive in open vehicles to view the rare white rhino and many other species of animals and birds. Arrive at St Lucia in time to take the 12:00 ferry across the Lake to the Nibela Peninsula. Enjoy a leisurely lunch and spend the afternoon relaxing. Overnight Nibela Lake Lodge.

Situated in the heart of the Lake, on the tip of the Nibela Peninsula is the prestigious Nibela Lake Lodge. Access to the lodge is from the False Bay Park shoreline where guests are met and transferred across the lake on a 20 minute boat ride.

Nibela Lake Lodge is unobtrusive and blends almost magically into the forest surrounds. The luxurious thatched lodges are situated high up in the cool forest beneath a magnificent canopy of trees where guests can enjoy the solitude and tranquillity of Africa at its best. A lounge area housing a variety of wildlife books and games leads out onto a wrap around wooden viewing deck overlooking the lake.

Day 14
This morning after a scrumptious breakfast cross the lake by ferry and travel south visiting the Dumazulu Traditional village for an unrivalled ethnic experience. Continue via Richards Bay, Ballito and Umhlanga to Durban. Later enjoy a drive through Durban past the vast Indian Market, the Victoria Embankment to view the Vasco Da Gama Clock and the Dick King Statue. Pass the Sugar Terminal, the Yacht Club and ‘The Workshop’ shopping mall. Overnight the Protea Edward Hotel.

Situated on Durban’s famous Golden Mile, within five minutes of the city centre, the Protea Hotel Edward heralds a time of Victorian elegance. This world-famous hotel played host to Princes and Presidents, Field Marshals, millionaires and movie stars since 1911. The Hotel Edward is a well-placed, luxurious base with a sense of relaxation and familiarity on the Beachfront.

Day 15
Morning at leisure to relax, have a swim or walk along the beachfront. Fly to Port Elizabeth that is spread out along the sandy shore of Algoa Bay, also known as the “Friendly City”. It is the fifth biggest city in South Africa and the largest on the coast between Cape Town and Durban. The first recorded visits to Algoa Bay were made by Bartholomew Diaz, who anchored there during one of his epic voyages of discovery, and Vasco da Gama, who made mention of the bay in 1497. It was not until 1820 when 4000 British settlers landed there to become the first permanent British residents in South Africa, that Port Elizabeth was properly established. The Acting Governor of the Cape Colony, Sir Rufane Donkin, named the city after his late wife Elizabeth. Visit the Campanile, Donkin Reserve and Fort Frederick. Dinner and overnight at the Protea Hotel Marine.

Among the superior hotels in the friendly city of Port Elizabeth the Protea Hotel Marine is unparalleled. Overlooking the sun-drenched sands of Pollock Beach, this hotel is rightfully renowned for its quality facilities, personal service and luxurious atmosphere.

Day 16
After breakfast depart Port Elizabeth and travel along the Garden Route via St Francis Bay and the famous surfing spot of Jeffrey’s Bay, known as “the home of the perfect wave”. The magnificent Tsitsikamma is one of the wonderlands of South Africa with giant yellowwood trees, waterfalls, lakes, mountains, rivers, streams, deep gorges, a rugged coastline, stretches of white beaches, lush vegetation, fynbos and a rich animal and bird life combine to create an area that stuns visitors. It is also know as big-tree country, with about 105 species of trees. Arrive in Knysna in time for dinner and overnight at the Brenton-on-Sea Hotel.

The Brenton-on-Sea Hotel is the only beach hotel in the Knysna area. With magnificent views of the sea and kilometers of golden sand as your playground. The Brenton-On-Sea Hotel offers unique facilities in a splendid environment.

Day 17
Spend the morning relaxing on the beach or take a walk around the town visiting the art galleries and flea markets. After lunch travel over the Outeniqua pass to Oudtshoorn the “Feather Capital of the World”. Visit Highgate Ostrich farm for a demonstration of these flightless birds before enjoying a wonderful dinner whilst being entertained by the Highgate Choir. Overnight at the Riempie Estate.

Situated in a farm like setting on the outskirts of Oudtshoorn, this charming hotel, with its well appointed thatched rondawels, is only 20 minutes from the famous Cango Caves and Ostrich farms.

Day 18
After breakfast depart on a tour of the Cango Caves. The entrance to the caves was first discovered by the KhoiSan people thousands of years ago but in 1780 a colonial farmer dared to venture past the cave entrance, lowering himself into the unknown darkness. From the muffled echo of his uneasy voice he sensed a cavern of breathtaking proportions, and by the dim light of a burning torch saw glistening mounds and crystal-like shapes that hinted at a subterranean wonderland. These caves were only illuminated with electric light since 1929. Continue via “Route 62” passing through towns such as Calitzdorp, Ladismith and Barrydale. Travel over the Tredouxs Pass to Swellendam, continuing to Stellenbosch for dinner and overnight at the Protea Hotel Devon Valley.

This beautiful, cedarwood-clad hotel is set on a working wine farm amongst ancient trees and landscaped gardens with magnificent views of Stellenbosch and the Helderberg.

Day 19
Enjoy a relaxed breakfast before departing on a tour of the winelands. With a wine-tasting at Spier Wine Estate, one of the three founder members of the Stellenbosch Wine Route in 1971. One of the oldest cellars at Spier dates back to 1767. Continue to Cape Town. Evening ascent of Table Mountain (weather permitting). Overnight at the Portswood Hotel.

Situated in the heart of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town’s premier entertainment and tourist attraction, The Portswood, is one of South Africa’s most popular hotels. A four star oasis of calm and comfort alongside the vibrant restaurants and active nightlife of the Waterfront.

Day 20
After breakfast depart on a full day of exciting sight seeing. Travel around the “Malay Quarter” and the old District Six visiting the living museum formally the “Freedom Church”. Drive along the coast road past Clifton and Camps Bay beaches to Hout Bay viewing the wonderful scenery. On to Cape Point Nature Reserve to view the tides ceaselessly pounding against the cliffs churning up impressive amounts of spray. Enjoy a Crayfish lunch at the Two Oceans Restaurant before travelling to Boulders Beach near Simon’s Town to see the endangered African or `jackass’ penguin colony. Visit the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens – a living display of the floral riches of Southern Africa. Kirstenbosch was established in 1913 and is Internationally acclaimed as one of the great botanical gardens of the world. Overnight at the Portswood Hotel.

Day 21
This morning is spent at leisure to browse around the shops or take an optional tour to Robben Island. After lunch depart on a tour of the Townships visiting Langa Cape Town’s oldest formal black township, the Chris Hani Literacy School, Guguletu, Nyanga and crossroads. The sheer scale of the informal housing problem becomes evident. Witness hundreds of squatters, with the help of State Grants, setting about building their own brick homes. Also visit the Samora Machel Housing scheme’s “container school”. Spend some time talking to the locals and enjoying some refreshment at either a “spaza” a small township shop or “Shebeen” a Tavern. Transfer to Cape Town International Airport for flight back home.

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12 Day Namibia Tour

DAY 1:

07:00 departure from Johannesburg. Travel via Potchefstroom, Klerksdorp, Wolmaranstad and Vryburg to Upington. Overnight at the Upington Protea Hotel.      D

DAY 2:

After breakfast travel towards the Ariamsvlei border post into Namibia. Once we have crossed the border we travel towards the Fish River Canyon via Karasburg and Grunau. Continue to the Ai-Ais Hot-water Spring oasis in the desolation of the Lower Fish River. The name Ai-Ais means “burning water” in one of their indigenous languages. Dinner and overnight at the Ai-Ais ResortB, D

DAY 3:

This morning after a hearty breakfast travel along the scenic route of the Fish River Canyon via Seeheim, Aus and Helmeringhausen. The Duwisib Castle is nestled amongst the rolling red hills southwest of Maltohohe. It was built in 1908-9 by a German, Baron von Wolff and contains a unique collection of original furniture, artworks and weapons dating back to the 17th and 18th century. Continue to the Maltahohe for dinner and overnight at the Maltahohe Hotel.             B,  D

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DAY 4:

A very early departure today via Sossusvlei en-route to Walvis Bay and Swakopmund. Travel along the scenic route of the spectacular Sossusvlei, a clay pan formed when shifting dunes of the Namib smothered the course of the Tsauchab River. Continue to Sesriem, named after a 30m deep canyon carved through layers of conglomerate by the Tsauchab River the name meaning “six thongs” refers to the six ox thongs the pioneer farmers used to lower buckets to the pools in the narrow canyon. Walvis Bay is a place of rare beauty and windswept dunes, situated on the south-west coast and is the principal port of Namibia. Continue to Swakopmund for dinner and overnight at the Hotel Eberheim.       B, D

DAY 5:

Today we visit the Namib section of the Namib-Naukluft Park with its gravel plains, fascinating Moonlandscape, the rugged Kuiseb Canyon and one of the world’s botanical curiosities, the Welwitschia Mirabilis a living fossil plant, endemic to the Namib Desert and is the national plant of Namibia. Continue to Swakopmund lovingly nick named ”sleeping beauty” with its continental atmosphere is the main coastal resort town. Dinner and overnight at  Hotel Eberheim.       B, D.

DAY 6:

Early morning departure from Swakopmund in a northerly direction on route through the National West Coast Recreational Area towards the small fishing town of Henties Bay. An excursion included on route is a visit to the Cape Fur Seal Colony at Cape Cross. In 1486, the first European to set foot on the coast of Namibia, Diago Ciao, erected a cross in honour of John 1 of Portugal at a site now known as Cape Cross 115 km north of Swakopmund. In addition to being of historical interest, Cape Cross has a breeding colony of Cape Fur seals. Leaving the coast continue in an easterly direction crossing the “gravel plains” towards the abandoned mining town of Uis, and Namibia’s highest Mountain Range. The Brandberg is 2573m at its highest point and renowned for the famous work of bushmen art, “the White Lady”. Late afternoon arrival at overnight accommodation with dinner at the Twfelfontein Country Lodge.     B, D

DAY 7:

Twyfelfontein is one of the richest areas of rock engravings and Bushmen paintings in Namibia. A guided walking excursion will be conducted to some of the engraving sites. Interesting geological features in the area include the Burnt Mountain and the dolomite columns known as the “Organ Pipes”. Departing from Twyfelfontein continue towards the small town of Khorixas. An excursion can be conducted to the Petrified Forest, with approximately 50 examples of petrified trees dating back some 260 million years. From Khorixas continue en route towards the small town of Outjo. This small farming centre has its origins as a hunting and trading centre and was first inhabited by the early European explorer Tom Lambert in 1880. An excursion on route includes a visit to the Vingerklip or “Rock Finger” formation in the Ugab River Valley, which was formed approximately 30 million years ago by water erosion. From Outjo continue in a northerly direction for an afternoon arrival at Taleni Etosha Village just outside the Etosha National Park.  B, D

DAY 8:

Spend the day travelling around the Etosha National Park centred around the vast expanse of the Etosha Pan. The park is a sanctuary to the largest population of the western sub-species of the black rhino, white rhino, large herds of elephant, the striking black-faced impala, lions and a profusion of other animals and birds. Dinner and overnight will be at a Uris Safari Lodge.     B, D.

DAY 9:

Today we travel to Windhoek, Capital of Namibia. Enjoy a short city tour visiting famous landmarks like the Christuskirche, the Alte Fest (old fort) the oldest building in Windhoek, the Reiter Denkmal (Equestrian statue) and the historic Tinterpalast (Ink Palace) the seat of Namibian Parliament. Take in the sharp contrasts of the German Colonial buildings with the modern architecture while the Herero women in their traditional dresses mingle with executives dressed in the latest fashions. Enjoy dinner and overnight at the Safari Court Hotel.   B, D.

DAY 10:

This morning we leave Windhoek behind to travel further south via Rehoboth to the Hardup Dam north of Mariental, this is the country’s largest dam. Just north of Keetmanshoop is a distinctive landmark, the volcanic rim of Brukkaros. Continue to Keetmanshoop renowned for its quiver tree forests, dolerite rock formations eroded into weird shapes and fossils of prehistoric fish. Enjoy dinner and overnight at the Canyon Hotel.   B,D.

DAY 11:

We begin our journey back to South Africa travelling further south from Keetmanshoop to Karasburg, home of the karakul sheep farming. Namibia supplies approximately half of the world’s karakul fur; these are marketed in London under the Swakara brand. Continue to the Ariamsvlei Border post to cross back into South Africa. Travel via Upington and Olifantshoek to Kuruman for dinner and overnight at the Kalahari LodgeB, D

DAY 12:

After a leisurely breakfast we depart for home after a wonderful trip. Travel via Vryburg, Wolmaranstad, Klerksdorp and Potchefstroom to arrive back in Johannesburg in the late afternoon.    B

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INCLUDED:

Transport in a luxury vehicle to suit the size of the group, Accommodation on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis throughout, Porterage, Entrance fees to Ai Ais, Etosha National Park and the Moffat Mission. Experienced driver guide.

EXCLUDED:

Travel insurance, meals and entrance fees not mentioned, drinks, tips, gratuities, laundry, telephone calls and all items of a personal nature.

All photographs used for this tour taken by Utc von Ludwiger
 

Cherry Festival Tour

DAY 1:

08:00 Depart Johannesburg and travel south along the N3 towards the Free State. Continue via the Golden Gate National Park to Clarens. The village has become known as the “Jewel of the Free State” - rich in beauty, with an aura of peace and tranquility. The town is known for the many Art and Craft shops which offer the visitor a wide range of curios and original artwork. Another feature which adds to the picturesque atmosphere of the village is the many sandstone buildings. After lunch (own expense) continue to Ficksburg stopping at the Ionia Cheery Farm where you will be given a tasting of Cherry Liqueur. Watch the packing of the cherries and be given a punnet to take with you. Ficksburg is situated in the scenic panorama of the Eastern Free State, along the Highlands Route, nestled at the foot of the Imperani Mountain and on the banks of the Caledon River, the border with Lesotho. With magnificent views of the majestic Malutis as backdrop, changing with the seasons, from the purple haze of summer to the snow clad slopes in winter. Dinner and overnight at Imperani Guest House.    D

DAY 2:

Spend the day enjoying the Festival. Visit the Zevenfontein Cheese farm where traditional goat’s milk cheese is made. Take a 2 hour cruise on the “White Mischief”, the only cigar and single malt bar in Africa. Also see game in the Thaba Sediba Private Nature Reserve.  Enjoy dinner and overnight at Imperani Guest House.  B, D

DAY 3:

After breakfast this morning set off to Lesotho. The highest point is the Mafika-Lisiu Pass (3090 m), where bearded vultures and other unusual birds can often be seen from the pass. This region is also home to the ice rat, a rodent that is endemic to Lesotho and only lives above 2000 m. From the pass, the road drops down to the northern end of the Katse Dam and passes the Intake Tower, which marks the beginning of the tunnel that takes water through to ‘Muela Dam and then ultimately Gauteng. Enjoy a packed lunch at Katse or somewhere along the road. Return to Ficksburg in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Imperani Guest House.  B, D

DAY 4:

After a leisurely breakfast it is time to travel back to Johannesburg. Today we depart Ficksburg and travel back to Clarens to spend a little more time exploring this wonderful village. Arrive in Johannesburg in the late afternoon after a wonderful 4 day break.

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INCLUDED:

Transport in a luxury vehicle, dinner, bed and breakfast at Imperani Guest House. Porterage. Tour fees to Ionia Cherry Farm,  Zevenfontein Cheese Farm, evening cruise around the Meulspruit Dam and a tour of the Katse Dam wall. Registered driver guide.

EXCLUDED:

All entrance fees and meals not mentioned, drinks, tips, gratuities and all items of a personal nature. 

10 Day Cape Town & Garden Route Tour

DAY 1:

Depart Johannesburg and travel south to Bloemfontein. Continue to Gariep Dam. Enjoy dinner and overnight at the de Stijl Gariep Hotel.   D

DAY 2:

After breakfast continue traveling south via Colesberg, Middelburg, Noupoort and Cradock to Port Elizabeth.  Arrive in time to relax before dinner. Overnight at the Humewood Hotel in PE.   B, D

DAY 3:

Enjoy a short tour of Port Elizabeth before continuing along the Garden Route via Humansdorp and Plettenberg Bay and Knysna to Wilderness. Dinner and overnight at the Wilderness Beach Hotel. B, D

DAY 4:

Travel from Wilderness via Sedgefield and George to Mossel Bay. Visit the Diaz Museum and the old Post Office tree before continuing over the Robinson Pass to Oudtshoorn. Arrive there in time for a demonstration and dinner at an Ostrich Show Farm. Overnight at the Oudtshoorn Hotel.   B, D

DAY 5:

After breakfast enjoy a visit to the Cango Caves or relax at your hotel before departing for Cape Town. Travel via Route 62 through Calitzsdorp and Barrydale to arrive at the Fountains Hotel in time for dinner and overnight.   B, D

DAY 6:

Full day tour of the Cape Peninsula. Firstly Table Mountain and then travel via the Clifton Beaches, Camps Bay and Hout Bay. Take a boat trip to see the seals at Duiker Island .Continue to the Cape Point Nature Reserve where the Indian and Atlantic oceans meet. Visit Boulders beach and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Dinner and overnight at the Fountains Hotel.   B, D

DAY 7:

Today enjoy a Cape Winelands tour through superb mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads. Visit Paarl and the Nelson’s Creek cellar for a tour and wine tasting. Visit Franschoek where the French Huguenots settled in the 1600’s. Continue to historic Stellenbosch  visit Oom Samie se Winkel. Dinner and overnight at the Fountains Hotel.   B, D          

DAY 8:

Today we start our journey homeward. Travel over the du Toits Kloof Pass via Worcester and Touws River to Beaufort West.  Enjoy dinner and overnight at the Donkin Guest House.   B, D

DAY 9:

After breakfast continue via Britstown and Hopetown to Kimberley.  Visit the revamped Big Hole and Mine Village. Dinner and overnight at the Kimberley  Club.    B, D   

DAY 10:

Depart after breakfast on the last leg of the journey home. Travel via Bloemfontein and Kroonstad to arrive in Johannesburg during the afternoon. 

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INCLUDED:

Transport in a luxury vehicle, dinner, bed and breakfast throughout. Porterage, entrance fees to the following places of interest: Diaz Museum, Ostrich demo, Table Mountain Aerial Cable way, Cruise to Seal Island, Cape Point Nature Reserve, Boulders Beach, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and wine tasting. Experienced driver guide.

EXCLUDED:

Meals and entrance fees not mentioned. Tips, gratuities, laundry, telephone calls and any other items of a personal nature.