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South African WondersSouth Africa

From € 2,399 / per person for 16 nights
It’s an adventure unlike any other – South Africa, a vast land of unimaginable beauty and diversity of experiences, is set to take your breath away. Seeing the Big Five in the wild is one of the most memorable things one can ever experience. The African continent is the only place in the world where big game still roams freely in great numbers. Visit – Johannesburg > Mpumalanga > Swaziland > St Lucia > Durban > Drakensberg > Eastern Cape Coast Available Jan - Dec > Port Elizabeth > Knysna > Oudtshoorn > Cape Town
Summary

It's an adventure unlike any other – South Africa, a vast land of unimaginable beauty and diversity of experiences, is set to take your breath away. Seeing the Big Five in the wild is one of the most memorable things one can ever experience. The African continent is the only place in the world where big game still roams freely in great numbers.

Visit – Johannesburg > Mpumalanga > Swaziland > St Lucia > Durban > Drakensberg > Eastern Cape Coast

> Port Elizabeth > Knysna > Oudtshoorn > Cape Town

Available selected dates Janurary - December

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Itinerary

Flight to Johannesburg

Day 1 FLIGHT TO JOHANNESBURG

Depart from Dublin, Cork or Shannon for an overnight flight to Johannesburg via London.


Day 2 JOHANNESBURG

Upon arrival you will be met and assisted to your shuttle transfer service to the hotel. You have the remainder of the day at leisure until 19h00 when we all meet at the hotel reception for a briefing on the tour and a chance to meet up with your fellow travellers. Protea Hotel OR Tambo or similar


Day 3 Johannesburg > Mpumalanga (B)

This morning we leave for Mpumalanga, dropping several hundred feet into the lush subtropical region of the Lowveld. Travel along the circular Panorama Route via Graskop, visiting the view sites of the Blyde River Canyon, one of the natural wonders of Africa; gasp at the glory of God’s Window, with a boundless view of mountains and fertile plains and finally a visit to Bourke’s Luck Potholes before heading to Hazyview. Hippo Hollow Country Estate or similar Distance travelled today: 500 kms


Day 4 Mpumalanga (PB)

We have a bright and early start to the day in order to experience the wonders of exploring the Kruger National Park in our closed vehicle. Spend a morning with the Big Five in the Kruger National Park. The Kruger National Park is an internationally renowned game reserve of nearly 2 million hectares and supports the largest variety of wildlife species on the African continent. Keep a lookout for the wonderful flora and bird life that abounds. We return to our hotel around lunch time and your afternoon is at leisure. Hippo Hollow Country Estate or similar Distance travelled today: 200 kms


Day 5 Mpumalanga > Swaziland (B)

This morning after breakfast, we check out and depart on our journey to Swaziland. We proceed south to Malalane and then onto Swaziland where this afternoon you will visit a real Chief’s village and have the fantastic opportunity to gain an authentic knowledge of traditional Swazi culture. Lugogo Sun or similar. Distance travelled today: 261 kms


Day 6 Swaziland > St Lucia And Surrounds (B)

This morning we journey through Swaziland into Zululand. Our journey continues into the Kingdom of KwaZulu-Natal 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 Umfolozi area for your overnight stay. A new Hotel Hluhluwe and Safaris or similar. Distance travelled today: 435 kms


Day 7 St Lucia And Surrounds > Durban (B)

Guests have the option to lie in or take an optional morning boat cruise (own account) or simply soak up the atmosphere of this tourist town St Lucia before heading off later in the morning towards Durban. An orientation tour introduces us to this multicultural, vibrant seaside city before arriving at our hotel late afternoon. Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge or similar. Distance travelled today: 290 kms


Day 8 Durban > Drakensberg (BD)

This morning, enjoy a leisurely breakfast or perhaps take an early morning cab ride to the bustling Umhlanga Beach for a stroll along the Promenade mile which buzzes with energy as surfers, joggers and cyclists take to this seaside playground. Then we head into the majestic Southern Drakensberg Mountains. We proceed on a visit to the 300 foot high Howick Falls, continuing through the Southern Midlands Meander Route, arriving at our hotel mid-afternoon. Your afternoon is at leisure to soak up the surroundings, or go fishing, hiking and even horse riding in clean mountain air (own account). Drakensberg Gardens Hotel or similar. Distance travelled today: 255 kms

Day 9 Drakensberg (BD)

Enjoy a full day at leisure to soak up the surroundings of the magnificent Southern Drakensberg Mountains. There are also many leisure activities to be enjoyed at the Resort. Drakensberg Gardens Hotel or similar.


Day 10 Drakensberg > Eastern Cape Coast (BD)

This morning we continue south to the Eastern Cape entering the fourth of the provinces and the birth place of Nelson Mandela (fondly known as Madiba). En route we see the old traditional way of life in the homeland area known as the Transkei and stop for lunch outside the capital of Umtata. We continue via Nelson Mandela’s birth place and house, arriving late afternoon at our accommodation in Chinsta East, on the beautiful, unspoilt Eastern Cape Coast. Crawford’s Beach Lodge or similar. Distance travelled today: 520 kms


Day 11 Eastern Cape Coast > Port Elizabeth (B)

We awake to the sounds of the crashing waves and have the morning at leisure to unwind with beach sand between our toes. The beach stretches on uninterrupted for many kilometres and the thick indigenous beach forest is a haven for an amazing variety of birdlife. We set off heading south to Port Elizabeth. Garden Court Kings Beach or similar. Distance travelled today: 340 kms



Day 12 Port Elizabeth > Knysna (BD)

Today our journey continues towards the Cape. Visit the Tsitsikamma Forest, which provides scenic walking opportunities. A short walk to the Storms River Mouth offers some magnificent views of the gorge and river below. Arrive in Knysna late afternoon for check in at our hotel. Knysna Hollow Country Estate or similar. Distance travelled today: 300 kms

Day 13 Knysna > Oudtshoorn > Mossel Bay (B)

After breakfast, we travel inland over the spectacular Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, known as the ‘feather capital of the world’ because of its ostrich industry. We visit a working ostrich farm and then explore the famous Cango Caves. Walk (the more adventurous may crawl!) around the famous Cango Caves with their magnificent dripstone formations of stalactites and stalagmites. Overnight in Mossel Bay. Garden Court Mossel Bay or similar. Distance travelled today: 315 kms


Day 14 Mossel Bay > Cape Town (B)

Today’s journey ends in Cape Town. On the way we stop off to visit the famous Post Office Tree, the Bartholomew’s Diaz Museum and Shell Museum. We drive via Swellendam, Worcester and through the Huguenot Tunnel before arriving in Cape Town in the late afternoon. Sunsquare Cape Town Gardens or similar. Distance travelled today: 540 kms


Day 15 CAPE TOWN (BB)

Enjoy a day of leisure in the ‘Mother City’ where a visit to the V&A Waterfront is recommended. Enjoy quality time exploring this beautiful city. Sunsquare Cape Town Gardens or similar.


Day 16 CAPE TOWN (BB)

This morning after breakfast, check out of the hotel by 11h00. The remainder of the day will be at leisure until your transfer to Cape Town International airport.


Day 17 ARRIVE HOME


Arrive back into Ireland after your overnight flight from Cape Town.


This Escorted Holiday is priced from €2,399 per person sharing, which includes

Return Flights

Transfers

14 Nights Accommodation

14 Breakfasts | 4 Dinners

Transportation

Sightseeing as specified

Kruger Park Conservation levy

(Please note that conservation levies are subject to increase

without prior notice and are at the discretion of the game park.)

Various accommodation

Standard Room.

/per person

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