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Meals included: 13 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
With a wonderful blend of cultures, climate and topography, South Africa offers incredible wildlife, traditional hospitality, sophisticated cities, unforgettable scenery and a sunny climate.
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On arrival transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay. Your representative will meet you later on that day.
This morning's orientation tour takes you past famous landmarks such as the Castle of Good Hope, the baroque City Hall and the Grand Parade. Continue along the city's main thoroughfare, Adderly Street and pass the Malay Quarter on the slopes of Table Mountain. Next, ascend Table Mountain (excludes cost of cable car tickets) for a stunning bird's eye view of the city and its beaches. Time permitting, also continue round to the Milnerton area for a beautiful view of Table Mountain.
Travel from Cape Town via Montagu and Klein Karoo and stop en route at a community farm school in Barrydale, a school built in the 1960's by farmers for the labourer's children. Overnight in Oudshoorn.
Oudtshoorn is the centre of the world's Ostrich farming industry. Enjoy an included visit to an Ostrich Farm. From there take a tour of the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves, one of the world's natural wonders. Overnight in Knysna.
Knysna nestles on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route. A leisurely start to the day to enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve to take a trailer ride to the top of Western Head to enjoy panoramic views, returning for lunch under the Milkwood trees.
This morning transfer to Port Elizabeth airport via the Tsitisikamma Mountains for the short flight to Durban. On arrival travel to Umhlanga via a city tour of Durban. The evening is yours to relax or explore.
After breakfast travel to Zuzuland. Visit a recreation Zulu traditional village for a display of local culture and tribal dancing. Enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at this special village.
Travel to the World Heritage site of Lake St. Lucia, well know for it's bird life and large concentration of hippos and crocodiles. There is an optional 2 hour boat ride (weather permitting) followed by time at leisure in the village for shopping. Return to the hotel, with the rest of the day at leisure.
After an early breakfast, head to the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve, well known for it's conservation of black and white rhino. Enjoy an open vehicle game drive. Continue to Swaziland, an independent country within the borders of South Africa known for its lovely scenery, superb crafts and colourful indigenous culture. Visit the Swazi Candle Factory and Craft Market before arriving at the hotel late afternoon.
Travel to Mpumalanga on the edge of the Kruger National Park. Rest of the day at leisure.
Kruger is one of the world's great national parks, home to a stunning array of wildlife. The day begins with an early morning game drive with a pre-packed breakfast. Look out for the 'Big Five' (rhino, elephant, leopard, lion and buffalo), as well as a vast range of birdlife. The afternoon is yours to relax or you may wish to enjoy an optional late afternoon game drive.
After breakfast enjoy a leisurely tour, driving along the spectacular Panorama Route offering views of amazing scenery, including the 26 kilometre-long Blyde River Canyon. Next stop is the historic Gods Window, a breathtaking view of the edge of the escarpment taking in the Kruger National Park. You will also have the opportunity to join the optional trip to the Bourkes Luck Potholes at the meeting point of the Blyde River (river of joy) and the Treur River (river of sorrow). Return to the lodge in the afternoon where you may join an optional afternoon game drive.
Admire the scenery as you travel from Mpumalanga, known as 'paradise country' and considered to be one of the most geographically diverse and beautiful places in South Africa.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.
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