A small group tour to enjoy game drives in the Kruger National Park, and to marvel at the scenery of Paradise Country and the Panorama Route. Dip into Eswatini, formerly Swaziland, take a morning cruise on Lake St. Lucia before finishing with a few days in Cape Town.
Including return international flights with British Airways, internal flights, private transfers, the services of English-speaking representatives, guides and drivers, accommodation on a mixed board basis.
Game drive through Kruger National Park in search of the Big Five as well as cheetahs, giraffes, hippos and zebras and if you’re lucky, the elusive African wild cat and the Caracal, a type of lynx with distinctive black-tufted ears.
Be met by your English-speaking guide at O.R Tambo International airport and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Stay at Protea Hotel Wanderers for 1 night on a bed & breakfast basis.
After breakfast set off for Pretoria, South Africa’s administrative capital, for a short tour before continuing to the Mpumalanga province, known as Paradise Country. Along the route drop down into the lush subtropical region of the Lowveld passing the historic towns of Dullstroom and Lydenburg and traversing the famous mountain pass, Long Tom Pass. Arrive late afternoon in Hazyview, the safari hub of the Kruger National Park. Stay at Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel for 3 nights on a bed & breakfast basis.
Head along the Panorama Route via Blyde River Canyon and Three Rondavels peaks. Continue to God’s Window, for breathtaking views of Kruger National Park.
A thrilling open vehicle morning safari through Kruger National Park. Kruger is home to Africa’s iconic species: lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, rhino, cheetah, giraffe, hippo and zebra. Later, at leisure, or choose an optional game drive.
Travel to the independent kingdom of Eswatini to learn about cultural traditions. Then travel via Mbabane to Ezulwini Valley. Stay at Royal Swazi Spa for 1 night.
Travel into Zululand. Enjoy an optional afternoon open vehicle safari in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve. Stay at Anew Hotel Hluhluwe for 1 night.
A morning cruise on Lake St. Lucia, before passing traditional Zulu homesteads to Durban and its golden beaches. Stay at Protea Hotel Umhlanga for 1 night.
Fly from Durban to Port Elizabeth. Travel to Tsitsikamma National Park and the heart of the Garden Route. Enjoy a lagoon cruise to Featherbed Nature Reserve. Stay at Rex Hotel for 2 nights.
Visit an ostrich farm at Oudtshoorn before continuing to the limestone caverns at Cango Caves. Stay at Hlangana Lodge for 1 night.
Enjoy an optional Meerkat Safari before breakfast. Travel to Cape Town via a school and spa town of Montagu. Enjoy an optional tour and stay in Franschhoek before re-joining the group the next day in Cape Town. Stay at President Hotel for 3 nights.
Explore Cape Town independently: highlights include stunning gardens, Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, and Table Mountain.
A full day tour of the Cape Peninsula. Drive through Sea Point, the seaside village of Hout Bay and on to Cape Point. Return to Cape Town by way of Simon’s Town where you can visit the penguin colony at Boulder’s Beach (entrance fee), along with the coastal town of Fish Hoek and Muizenberg, a seaside town popular with surfers.
After breakfast, get transferred to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
Tour and beach extensions
Day 1 – Johannesburg
Day 4 – Kruger National Park
Day 6 – Zululand
Day 11 – Oudtshoorn
Prices on request for optional services.
Zimbabwe Victoria Falls
Add a beach stay to your tour and enjoy the white sand beaches of Mauritius.