Sensational South Africa - 22 days

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Experience the best of the rainbow nation on this exciting 22 day journey from Johannesburg, including Kruger and Kgalagadi National Park, Swaziland, St Lucia, the Wild Coast and Cape Town - the mother city.

FAMILY DEPARTURES - PARENTS WITH CHILDREN ARE WELCOME ON SELECTED DEPARTURES OF THIS TRIP.
Day 1: Johannesburg
Saturday. Welcome to South Africa! Upon arrival at Johannesburg Airport you will transferred to our accommodation. Tonight there will be a welcome meeting at 17.00pm where you will meet your guide and the rest of your group. Overnight - Johannesburg
Days 2 - 3: Kruger N.P.
Johannesburg - Kruger NP. Leaving Johannesburg we pass through the southern section of the picturesque Panorama Route – famous for its breathtaking vistas en route to our camp on the border of the famous Kruger National Park. On day 3 we game drive in Kruger National Park, in search of the Big Five. Overnight - Kruger N.P. (B:1, L:2, D:2)
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A pair of one of the world's smallest antelopoes - the Dik Dik
Days 4 - 5: Swaziland
Kruger NP - Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary (Swaziland). Departing Kruger, we drive south into the Kingdom of Swaziland, a picturesque land locked country nestled between South Africa and Mozambique. We stop off at the well known Ngwenya Glass workshop where Swazi craftsmen demonstrate their age-old art form before we continue on to Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary. We spend the next day at leisure exploring some of the options available at Mlilwane. Home to many species of antelope and resident birdlife, the sanctuary is the perfect place to explore on foot or by bike, or perhaps opt for a horse-ride. Overnight - Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary (B:2, L:2, D:2)
Day 6: St Lucia
Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary - St. Lucia (South Africa). Continuing through Swaziland, we journey south and cross the border back in to South Africa before heading to the town of St Lucia, nestled between the warm Indian Ocean and a fresh water estuary. This estuary is home to a wide variety of local bird-life and numerous pods of resident hippo and crocodiles. Time allowing, we may have the opportunity to explore the lagoon on a sunset boat cruise over this striking backdrop. Overnight - St Lucia (B, L, D)
The Drakensberg Mountains
Days 7 - 8: Drakensberg Mountains
St Lucia - Drakensberg. Journeying further south along the Kwazulu Natal coast, we turn inland to the ‘mountains of spears’ or the Drakensberg as named by early Dutch Settlers. The magnificent Drakensberg Mountains have long been a favourite for hikers and there are various view points and walking trails scattered along its base. The following day is spent exploring the southern Drakensberg Mountains on foot, on horseback or simply enjoy relaxing. Overnight - Drakensberg Mountains (B:2, L:2, D:2)
Days 9 - 10: Coffee Bay
Drakensberg - Coffee Bay. Leaving the province of KwaZulu-Natal, we head further south into the Eastern Cape and enjoy the scenic views over the rolling hills dappled with local villages, en route to Coffee Bay on the Wild Coast. The following day is free for you to make the most of Coffee Bay, head to the beach for a hike to the famous ‘Hole in the Wall’, try your luck at surfing, immerse yourself in Xhosa culture by visiting the local village, or join one of the exciting day trips on offer. Overnight - Coffee Bay (B:2, L:2, D:2)
Coffee Bay - Addo Elephant NP. We journey inland to South Africa’s third largest National Park today. Arriving in the late afternoon, we begin our exploration on a game drive. Addo Elephant National Park is not only infamous for its elephant herds, but also lions, buffalo, black rhino, spotted hyena, leopard, a variety of antelope and zebra species, as well as the unique Addo flightless dung beetle. Overnight - Addo (B, L, D)
Storms River mouth, Tsitsikamma National Park
Days 12 - 13: Tsitsikamma N.P.
Addo Elephant NP - Tsitsikamma NP. This morning enjoy another game drive in Addo, before driving to Tsitsikamma National Park, arriving in the afternoon. This national park encompasses a spectacular stretch of indigenous forest that stretches from the coastline up to the Tsitsikamma Mountain range and offers the visitor the opportunity to see some of South Africa’s most colourful birdlife and flora. There are various walks and hikes available to explore this afternoon before setting up camp on the verge of the ocean. Day 13 is spent at leisure and there many optional activities on offer in the region. Boost your adrenalin by plummeting off the world’s highest commercial bungee at Bloukrans Bridge, experience black water tubing on the turbulent Storms River, or explore the forest from above on a tree top canopy zip-line tour. Alternatively, you can explore the forest on one of the many hikes on offer in the reserve. Overnight - Tsitsikamma N.P. (B:2, L:2, D:2)
Day 14: Oudtshoorn
Tsitsikamma NP - Oudtshoorn. We drive along part of the scenic Garden Route to the Karoo town of Oudtshoorn, which was once a hub of trade in the ostrich feather industry. This afternoon we visit the vast Cango Caves and a working Ostrich Farm to learn more about these giant flightless birds - even try your skills at riding one!! Overnight - Oudtshoorn (B, L, D)
Start or end your African Safari in Cape Town and chack out The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront .
Day 15: Cape Town
Oudtshoorn - Cape Town. Taking the scenic Route 62 today we make our way to the “Mother City” of Cape Town. Arriving in the afternoon we have the evening free to explore the vibrant night life of the city. Dine at one of the eclectic mix of restaurants along the famous Long Street, view the sunset off of spectacular Table Mountain, or roam around the V&A Waterfront to experience the harbour side! Our adventure ends on arrival in Cape Town. Extend your stay to explore the city. Overnight - Cape Town (B, L)
Cape Town - Cederberg Area. Leaving Cape Town, we head around Table Bay and continue north through the wheat growing ‘bread basket’ of South Africa. This afternoon we have the opportunity to sample some of the nectar of the gods after taking a short walk in the surrounding vineyards to explore the exquisite views of the Cederberg Mountains. Overnight - Cederberg Area (L, D)
Southern Africa's distinctive Quiver Trees - named from when the Bushmen used them to make their poi
Day 17: Augrabies Falls NP
Cederberg - Augrabies Falls National Park. Journeying northward we continue through the arid Karoo region up to the Augrabies Falls National Park where the Gariep (Orange) River divides into numerous channels before tumbling down the 56m high waterfall. The river then continues its path through the 18km stretch of the Augrabies gorge. The surrounding national park is home to a variety of fauna and flora, including the remarkable looking Quiver Tree. Overnight - Augrabies Falls NP (B, L, D)
Days 18 - 19: Kgalagadi Transfrontier NP
Augrabies Falls - Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park. Heading further north we travel to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park which includes the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park of South Africa, and the Gemsbok National Park of Botswana. Spanning the three countries, this Transfrontier National Park is most well known for the rolling burnt red sand dunes that are found throughout this desert region. Despite being a desert, the park is home to a wide variety of wildlife including the rare black maned lion, and a spectacular variety of birds of prey. On day 18 we're up early for a game drive into this vast arid park to see what wildlife we can spot. Overnight - Kgalagadi Transfrontier NP (B:2, L:2, D:2)
Spot the Springbok and other stunning wildlife on our African Safaris
Day 20: Vryburg
Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park - Vryburg. Bidding farewell to the rolling dunes of the Kgalagadi, with its spectacular scenery and friendly people we continue our journey across the Northern Cape region and into the North West province. Our stop over for the evening is in the town of Vryburg, the agriculture and industrial centre of this region. Overnight - Vryburg (B, L, D)
Day 21: Johannesburg
Vryburg - Johannesburg. Making our way to our final destination, we reach South Africa’s hub of trade & industry – the City of Johannesburg! Arriving in the late morning, we have this afternoon free to explore some of the many sites and activities this bustling city has to offer. Venture into the famed Soweto – South Africa’s biggest and most vibrant township on an optional excursion, an experience to be remembered! Tonight we have the opportunity to explore some of Johannesburg’s lively night life! Overnight - Johannesburg (B)
Day 22: Johannesburg
Saturday. Our South African adventure ends after breakfast today. Consider extending your stay to enjoy some of the exciting optional activities available here. (B)

FAMILY DEPARTURES

Parents with children and teens aged 6 to 17 are welcome on selected Sensational South Africa departure dates. Children under 12 get 5% off the trip price. See the Prices / Date tab above for details.
Tour Details
  • Starts in: Johannesburg / Ends in: Johannesburg
  • Departs: Saturday - year round
  • Local Payment: 2013 $650 / 2014 $675 USD
  • Breakfast:19, Lunch: 19, Dinner: 18
  • Hotel Rating: Camping Safari
  • Tour Guide: Yes
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