15 days South African Surprise (Jhb-CT) is a 15 day / 14 night package tour by African Blue Tours

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Package Tour - 15 days South African Surprise (Jhb-CT)

Categories: Nature / Sightseeing / Wildlife

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. This is a great way to get to know the most beautiful places and sights, by travelling from Johannesburg to Cape Town via Kruger, Durban and the Garden Route and many more.

At a Glance

Tour duration
15 days / 14 nights
Min / max group size
2 to 44 people per tour
Tour departs from
Cape Town, Durban, Hazyview, Johannesburg or Mossel Bay
From R20490 to R28320 per person

Tour Itinerary

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 travellers.

Overnight: Accommodation: Protea Hotel OR Tambo or similar

Day 2: Johannesburg to Hazyview
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.

Overnight: Accommodation: Hippo Hollow Country Estate or similar

Day 3: Hazyview to Kruger National Park
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 half 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.

Overnight: Hippo Hollow Country Estate or similar

Day 4: Kruger National Park to Swaziland
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.

Overnight: Mantenga Lodge or similar

Day 5: Swaziland to St. Lucia and surrounds
This morning we journey through Swaziland into Zululand stopping en route to bargain for curios and souvenirs at the roadside markets. 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.

Overnight: Protea Hotel Umfolozi or similar

Day 6: St. Lucia surrounds to Durban
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.

Overnight: Garden Court South Beach or similar

Day 7: Durban to Drakensberg
This morning, enjoy a leisurely breakfast or perhaps enjoy a stroll along Durban’s golden 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).

Overnight: Drakensberg Gardens Hotel or similar

Day 8: Drakensberg
Full day at leisure to soak up the surroundings of the magnificent Southern Drakensberg Mountains .

Overnight: Drakensberg Gardens Hotel or similar

Day 9: Drakensberg to Eastern Cape Coast
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.

Overnight: Crawfords Beach Lodge or similar

Day 10: Chinsta East to Port Elizabeth
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 after lunch heading south to Port Elizabeth.

Overnight: Garden Court Kings Beach or similar

Day 11: Port Elizabeth to Knysna
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.

Overnight: Knysna Hollow Country Estate or similar

Day 12: Knysna to Oudtshoorn
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: Garden Court Mossel Bay or similar

Day 13: Knysna to Cape Town
Today’s journey ends in Cape Town. On the way we stop off in Mossel Bay to visit the famous Post Office Tree, the Bartholomeus Diaz Museum and Shell Museum. We drive via Swellendam, Worcester and through the Huguenot Tunnel before arriving in Cape Town in the late afternoon.

Overnight: Sun Square Cape Town or similar

Day 14: Cape Town to Cape Town
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.

Overnight: Sun Square Cape Town or similar

Day 15: Cape Town to Cape Town
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.

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