Classic South Africa
Highlights are many on this Classic Tour; from Cape Town, the beautiful "Mother City", the lush Garden Route and the extraordinarily scenic Mpumalanga Escarpment. You will be enthralled by the game viewing in the famous Kruger National Park and astounded by the contrasts of Eswatini & ZuluLand and the Drakensberg Mountains, a truly fascinating tour of the country’s remarkable diversity.
- World famous game viewing in Kruger National Park
- Explore the incredible Drakensburg Mountains
Classic South Africa
Day 1 : Johannesburg
On arrival in Johannesburg you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Meet your guide at 7pm for a tour briefing and a chance to meet up with your fellow travellers. Meet your guide at 7pm for a tour briefing and a chance to meet up with your fellow travellers.
Day 2 : Mpumalanga
Leaving Gauteng, travel through Mpumalanga via the Panorama Route, stopping at the third largest canyon in the world, the Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes at the confluence of the Blyde & Treur Rivers, God’s Window and the town of Graskop along the way.
Day 3 : Mpumalanga
An early starts today to experience Kruger National Park in a closed vehicle to seek out the Big Five. This internationally renowned game reserve of nearly 2 million hectares supports the largest variety of wildlife species on the African continent. Return to your hotel around lunch time and your afternoon is at leisure.An early start today to experience the Kruger National Park in a closed vehicle to seek out the Big Five. This internationally renowned game reserve of nearly 2 million hectares supports the largest variety of wildlife species on the African continent. Return to your hotel around lunch time for an afternoon at leisure.
Day 4 : Eswatini (Swaziland)
This morning depart for the Kingdom of Eswatini (Swaziland). Visit an authentic Swazi village and have the fantastic opportunity to gain an authentic knowledge of traditional Swazi culture and watch some traditional dancing.
Day 5 : St Lucia and Surrounds
Journey into Zululand, where ancient traditions and modern cultures of both Zulu and Settler have combined into a vibrant society living in peace and harmony. Arrive this afternoon in the iMfolozi area for your overnight stay near Hluhluwe.
Day 6 : Durban
Take an optional morning boat cruise (own expense) on the UNESCO listed St. Lucia estuary to view the hippo and crocodile or simply relax before heading off later in the morning to Durban via an orientation tour of the city.
Day 7 : Drakensberg
Head into the majestic Southern Drakensberg Mountains, visit the 300 foot high Howick Falls, arriving at your hotel mid-afternoon. Your afternoon is at leisure.
Day 8 : Drakensberg
Enjoy a full day at leisure in these spectacular surrounds.
Day 9 : Eastern Cape Coast
Continue south to the Eastern Cape, visit Nelson Mandela’s birth place and house, arriving late afternoon in Chinsta East.
Day 10 : Port Elizabeth
Morning at leisure before heading south to Port Elizabeth.
Day 11 : Knysna
Continue along the Garden Route, arriving in Knysna late afternoon.
Day 12 : Mossel Bay
Travel inland, visit a working ostrich farm and explore the famous Cango Caves.
Day 13 : Cape Town
Travel Route 62 via Swellendam, Worcester and the Huguenot Tunnel arriving in Cape Town in the late afternoon.
Day 14 : Cape Town
Enjoy a day of leisure in the ‘Mother City’. Explore this beautiful city or join an optional day tour (additional expense) to Cape Point or the Cape Winelands.
Day 15 : Cape Town
This morning after breakfast, check out of the hotel by 11am. The remainder of the day will be at leisure until your transfer to Cape Town International Airport.