This unbeatable value for your money tour is an adventure like any other. South Africa, vast land of unimaginable beauty and diversity of experiences is set to take your breath away.
- Round trip economy class airfare to Johannesburg and return from Cape Town
- 14 nights guided vacation
- Return airport transfers
- 18 meals: 14 breakfasts, 4 dinners
- Sightseeing Excursions as per itinerary
- Meet and greet by our local representative
|May 8,Jun 5,Sep 4,Oct 2,16,30,Nov 13,Dec 4, 2020|
|Vancouver||$3899-$4199 + $880 tax|
|Victoria, Kelowna||$4099-$4399 + $853 tax|
|Calgary, Edmonton||$3999-$4299 + $844 tax|
|July 3,17,31, August 14 from $500 more|
|Single Supplement||on request|
This coach tour includes quite a bit of driving (but does have free days too) , which is the most affordable way to see this extensive itinerary.
Alternate tours are available for those wanting a more in depth safari experience.
DAY 1 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 travelers.
Accommodation: Protea Hotel OR Tambo or similar
DAY 2 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.
Distance travelled today: 500 kms
Accommodation: Hippo Hollow Country Estate or similar for 2 nights
DAY 3 MPUMALANGA – KRUGER NATIONAL PARK – MPUMALANGA (B)
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 touring vehicle. Spend a morning with the Big Five in the Kruger National Park. The 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.
Distance travelled today: 200 kms
DAY 4 MPUMALANGA – ESWATINI (SWAZILAND) (B)
This morning, after breakfast, we check out and depart on our journey to Eswatini. We proceed south to Malalane and then onto Eswatiniwhere this afternoon you will visit a real Chief’s village and have a fantastic opportunity to gain an authentic knowledge of traditional Eswatini culture.
Distance travelled today: 280kms
Accommodation: Lugogo Sun or similar
DAY 5 ESWATINI (SWAZILAND) – ST LUCIA AND SURROUNDS (B)
This morning we journey through Eswatiniinto Zululand stopping en route to bargain for curios and souvenirs at the Roadside markets. Our journey continues into the Kingdom of KwaZulu-Natal where the ancient traditions and the 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.
Distance travelled today: 350 kms
Accommodation: Protea Hotel Hluhluweor similar
DAY 6 ST LUCIA AND SURROUNDS – DURBAN (B)
Guest 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 to Durban. In Durban, an orientation tour introduces us to this multicultural vibrant seaside city before arriving at our hotel late afternoon.
Distance travelled today: 320kms
Accommodation: Protea Umhlanga Ridge or similar
DAY 7 DURBAN – DRAKENSBERG (B/D)
This morning, enjoy a leisurely breakfast or perhaps enjoy an early morning cab ride for astroll alongUmhlanga BeachPromenade which buzzes with energy as surfers, joggers and cyclist 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).
Distance travelled today: 280kms
Accommodation: Drakensberg GardensResort Hotel& Spa or similar for 2 nights
DAY 8 DRAKENSBERG (B/D)
Full day at leisure to soak up the surroundings of the magnificent Southern Drakensberg Mountains. Today a host of leisure activities awaits you against a breath-taking back drop of tranquil beauty.
DAY 9 DRAKENSBERG – EASTERN CAPE COAST (B/D)
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 Chintsa East, on the beautiful, unspoiled Eastern Cape Coast.
Distance travelled today: 520 kms
Accommodation: Crawford’s Beach Lodge or similar
DAY 10 EASTERN CAPE COAST – PORT ELIZABETH (B)
We awake on the sounds of the crashing waves and have the morning at leisure to unwind withbeach sand between our toes. The beach stretches on uninterrupted for many kilometers and the thick indigenous beach forest is a haven for and amazing variety of birdlife. We set off after lunch heading south to Port Elizabeth.
Distance travelled today: 340 kms
Accommodation: Garden Court King Beach or similar
DAY 11 PORT ELIZABETH – KNYSNA (B/D)
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.
Distance travelled today: 300 kms
Accommodation: Knysna Hollow Country Estateor similar
DAY 12 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.
Distance travelled today: 360kms
Accommodation: Garden Court Mossel Bay or similar
DAY 13 MOSSEL BAY – CAPE TOWN (B)
Today’s journey ends in Cape Town. On the way we stop off in Albertinia to visit a well-known aloe factory. In this area, the Cape Aloe grows wild on many farms, and is still harvested in the traditional, labour-intensive way, providing a livelihood for unskilled, independent tappers. We drive via Swellendam, Worcester and through the Huguenot Tunnel before arriving in Cape Town in the late afternoon.
Distance travelled today: 420 kms
Accommodation: Sun Square or similar for 2 nights
DAY 14 CAPE TOWN (B)
Enjoy a day at leisure in the “Mother City” where a visit to the V&A Waterfront is recommended. Enjoy quality time exploring this beautiful city or go on one of the optional excursion offered.
DAY 15 CAPE TOWN – CANADA(B)
This morning after breakfast, check out of the hotel by 11 am. The remainder of the day will be at leisure until you transfer to Cape Town International Airport for you flight home
RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES
|Day||Activity||Price per person, From ($CAD)|
|3||Full day open vehicle safari in the Kruger National Park with a highly qualified field guide who is eager to share his knowledge and passion for this unique wilderness area.||$145|
|5||An afternoon open vehicle safari in the Hluhluwe-iMfoloziPark. An opportunity to spot both black and white rhinos and revel in the beautiful Zululand scenery.||$95|
|6||Game viewing boat cruise in St Lucia -Getting up close to the sights and sounds of hippos and crocodiles and marvelling at the plentiful bird life.||$40|
|8||A 4×4 Adventure tour up to Sani Pass and into the tiny mountain Kingdom of Lesotho (passport required). Includes lunch at the highest pub in Africa.||$150|
|13||Kaapse stories. Dinner Theatre, an evening of song, theatre and delicious Cape food serves as a perfect welcome to the”Mother City”, at Richard’s Bistro.||$90|
|14||Full day Cape Peninsula Tour. A full day exploring the dramatic coastline of the Cape Peninsula including a visit to Boulders Beach penguin colony and Cape Point Nature Reserve||$135|
|14||Full day Cape Winelands Tour. A superb day dedicated to celebrating the glorious grape, the exceptional winelands region and the heavenly scenery.||$135|
Regular Canadian passport
Your passport must be valid for at least 30 days beyond the date you expect to leave South Africa. Your passport must contain at least 2 empty visa pages for the necessary South African Temporary Residence Permit. Without it, you will be denied entry into the country.
You may also be denied boarding at the point of departure if you don’t have enough blank pages for the visa. If you plan to visit neighbouring countries and return to South Africa, ensure that there are sufficient visa pages in your passport for those countries’ visas and those of South Africa.
Canadians do not need a tourist visa to enter South Africa. However, upon arrival, immigration officials will issue a temporary residents visa (TRV) for up to 90 days.