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Coastal Jewels of South Africa and Safari Experience

Includes a South African Explorer Tour

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Fly to cosmopolitan Cape Town, cradled between the dramatic plateau of Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean. It’s a stunning departure point for your tour across this thrilling and vast country.

Stopping along the way at Cape Agulhas, the southernmost point of the continent, as well as the old town of Swellendam, you’ll reach the coastal town of Mossel Bay. Located centrally between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, this is where Europeans first landed on South African soil in the 15th century.

Gorge on the incredible seafood for which it is renowned before heading inland the following day to Outdshoorn, known for its ostrich farms. Ostrich feathers, a luxury fashion item in the 1900s, made millionaires out of some farmers but these days the animals provide meat and leather. You’ll also get to indulge in a bit of local wine-tasting and visit the subterranean wonder of the Cango Caves whose floor-to-ceiling stalagmite and stalactite rock formations are dramatically lit.

The next day you’ll reach the forested town of Knysna and its abundance of nature-led attractions, including a monkey sanctuary and the enchanting Garden of Eden. Explore the wildlife of the Tsitsikamma National Park before flying to Johannesburg. There are countless museums to discover in this dynamic city and they tell the story of its distant and more recent past – especially the turbulent apartheid era. Finally, you’ll spend three days touring the Kruger National Park, giving you a superb opportunity to spot the famous Big Five. Kruger is one of the continent’s largest game reserves, extending from Nelspruit to the Zimbabwean border in the northeast of the country, and still contains pockets of wilderness virtually untouched by humans.

Watch out for lions lazing under the canopy of an acacia tree or elephants trampling across the savannah as a crimson sun casts a glow over this ancient land.

Package Includes

Hotel Stays

  • 2 night stay at the Southern Sun Cullinan in Cape Town with breakfast
  • 1 night stay at the Garden Court Mossel Bay in Mossel Bay
  • 1 night stay at the Queens Hotel in Oudtshoorn with breakfast
  • 2 night stay at the Premier Resort The Moorings in Knysna with breakfast and lunch
  • 1 night stay at the Tsitsikamma Village Inn in Tsitsikamma with breakfast
  • 3 night stay at the Garden Court Sandton City in Johannesburg with breakfast
  • 3 night stay at the Hippo Hollow Country in Kruger with breakfast and dinner

Fully Escorted South African Explorer Tour

  • Visit Mossel Bay
  • Wine Tasting and tour of the Cango Caves
  • Visit the Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary
  • Visit the Birds of Eden Sanctuary, Bloukrans Bridge and Tsitsikamma National Park
  • Johannesburg Tour
  • Afternoon game viewing at Kruger National Park
  • Early morning game drive and afternoon game viewing
  • Panorama route to visit God's Window, The Three Rondawels and Blyderiver Canyon

All flights, taxes & transfers

Touring Holiday

At a glance

13 nights
Departing Sep 21 - Oct 21
All flights and taxes

Prices from

Standard
$6,999 pp
Price based on 10 Oct 2021 departure

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Call to book:

(09) 941 2549

Holiday code:

TOU2237

Opening hours:

Mon to Fri: 11am - 8pm | Sat & Sun: 11am - 6pm

Cape Town

Cradled between the foaming waves of the Southern Atlantic and the vast plateau of Table Mountain, Cape Town is one of the world’s most photogenic cities, with unbeatable surrounding natural beauty.

Your Itinerary

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DAY 1 - 2 | 12 - 13 Sep 2021
Cape Town

With the iconic backdrop of Table Mountain, the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean and a cosmopolitan city centre, Cape Town is the perfect place to get lost in. Take the cable car to the summit of Table Mountain for the sublime view or stroll along the lively V&A Waterfront, home to a plethora of bars and live music venues. Beyond the city, the Cape Peninsula awaits, with its penguin colonies at Boulders Beach and beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanic Gardens.

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DAY 3 | 14 Sep 2021
Mossel Bay - Tour

A couple of hours’ drive southwest of Cape Town lies Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of Africa. It’s the gateway to the Breede River Valley wine-producing region and the small rural town of Swellendam with its Cape Dutch architecture. The historic Cape Agulhas Lighthouse has been the saviour for many ships on this rugged coast and is considered the icon that best represents the continent’s southern extremity.

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DAY 4 | 15 Sep 2021
Oudtshoorn - Tour

Today you’ll visit the town of intriguing town of Oudtshoorn, the ‘ostrich capital of the world’. The birds’ feathers were once a highly desirable fashion accessory and were auctioned off for huge sums of money. These days they are bred mostly for their meat and leather. Visit an ostrich farm on a guided tour and sample award-winning local wine at an estate before reaching the Cango Caves with its curious rock formations. One even resembles the pipes of a church organ!

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DAY 5 | 16 Sep 2021
Knysna - Tour

Savour the views from the heights of the Outeniqua Pass as you travel to George, the sixth oldest town in the country. Attractions here include the Slave Tree, an ancient oak which has a lock and chain embedded into its trunk, and King Edward VII Library building - said to be the town’s finest example of Edwardian architecture. End the day in Knysna, nestled beside a lagoon and known for its world-class golf courses.

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DAY 6 | 17 Sep 2021
Knysna - Tour

Knysna is an area that is feted for its natural beauty and at the Garden of Eden you’ll see why. This lush green wonderland is set in the Knysna forest and is just a short ride away from the Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary which is home to a variety of monkeys, from vervets to capuchins. The Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary with its large collection of big cats is also in the locality. You’ll have the afternoon at leisure.

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DAY 7 | 18 Sep 2021
Tsitsikamma

Still on the Garden Route, you’ll pass through the town of Plettenberg Bay, a popular whale-watching spot, before visiting Birds of Eden sanctuary, the biggest single free flight aviary in the world. At Bloukrans Bridge you’ll marvel at sight of the highest single span arch bridge in the world, a place where the world’s most fearless bungee jumpers come to test their mettle.

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DAY 8 | 19 Sep 2021
Johannesburg

Port Elizabeth, your next destination, has been rated one of the best five cities in the world for weather, with its consistently warm – but not too warm – climate. The Addo Park, home to a large number of elephants, is nearby. From here you’ll fly to Johannesburg where you’ll get to settle into your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day as you wish.

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DAY 9 | 20 Sep 2021
Johannesburg - Tour

Your tour today begins with a visit to the Apartheid Museum, shedding light on one of the most turbulent chapters of the country’s history. At the township of Soweto you’ll get to visit the Hector Peterson Memorial, commemorating the role of the country’s students in the struggle against Apartheid. Afterwards you’ll head to the Liliesleaf Heritage Site, a place closely linked to the trial that led to the long imprisonment of Nelson Mandela.

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DAY 10 | 21 Sep 2021
Johannesburg

With a full day to spend as you wish, you could take in the lively area around Nelson Mandela Square, home to a statue of the great man himself as well as a diverse mix of shops. Perhaps join a walking tour through downtown Johannesburg, exploring streets that are full of murals and sculptures, some of which are by internationally renowned artists. Johannesburg even has a botanical garden with a spectacular rose garden.

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DAY 11 | 22 Sep 2021
Kruger

After being picked up from your hotel, you’ll head east to the Mpumalanga region and finally to your lodge on the fringes of the world-famous Kruger National Park. Enjoy an afternoon spotting the myriad creatures of this sprawling reserve from the safety of your closed touring vehicle. Kruger is renowned for offering some of the best game viewing and wildlife opportunities in the world – and your guide will tell you all about the challenges of managing this unique reserve.

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DAY 12 | 23 Sep 2021
Kruger

Wake up to a morning coffee or tea to prepare your senses for what promises to be a thrilling open-vehicle game drive. Your experience ranger will take you through the depths of the Kruger National Park where you’ll take great delight in attempting to spot the stars of the show – Africa’s celebrated “Big Five”. As well as the A-list animals, such as lions and elephants – there is an astonishing array of birdlife and intriguing smaller fauna to enjoy on this unforgettable safari.

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DAY 13 | 24 Sep 2021
Kruger

Today you’ll set off on the Panorama Route, a famously picturesque journey that offers views of everything from exquisite waterfalls to gaping canyons unchanged for millennia. Visit majestic sights including God’s Window, the Three Rondawels and Blyderiver Canyon – the third largest canyon of its kind in the world. Such spectacular sights create a thrilling and memorable climax to your South African adventure.

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DAY 14 | 25 Sep 2021
Fly home
Your South African coastal gems tour complete, today you'll transfer to the airport for your flight home.

South African Explorer Tour

Did you know

One of Africa’s most famous national parks, this is a superb place to spot the sought-after Big Five. Take a safari in an enclosed vehicle and get up close to the prides of lions and herds of elephants. Kruger became South Africa’s first national Park in 1926 and remains one of the country’s true bucket-list experiences.

Did you know

One of Africa’s most famous national parks, this is a superb place to spot the sought-after Big Five. Take a safari in an enclosed vehicle and get up close to the prides of lions and herds of elephants. Kruger became South Africa’s first national Park in 1926 and remains one of the country’s true bucket-list experiences.

Knysna Forest

Knysna is known for its lush jungle terrain and cluster of sanctuaries housing some of the best-loved animals on the continent. Visit the Garden of Eden for a taste of a wilderness unspoilt by modernity.

Boulders Beach

This rugged and charming patch of the famous Cape Peninsula, fringed by granite boulders, is home to a colony of penguins, a popular attraction for tourists.

Three Rondawels

These flat-topped mountains are associated with an intriguing bit of local history and are one of the natural highlights of the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve.

Prices & Departures

  All flights included
regional flights available at a supplement
Departing
Departing 12 September 2021
Departing 10 October 2021
Standard
Standard $6,999
Standard $6,999

CALL TO BOOK: (09) 941 2549

HOLIDAY CODE: TOU2237