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Best of South Africa

Cape Town - Kruger National Park - Blyde River Canyon - Swaziland
Unique about this tour:
  • Discovery of the Cape Peninsula
  • Guided safari in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi National Park
  • Discovery of Ezulwini Valley in Swaziland
  • Guided safaris in Sabi SAnd, renowned for watching leopards

This tour takes you to discover the must-see sites of the rainbow nation, South Africa! Start your journey in the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town and its surroundings, Cape of Good Hope, take the panoramic route to the peninsula where you see a colony of African penguins and climb to the top of Table Mountain. Are you a wine lover? You will visit Stellenbosch and Franschhoek - the most delicate wines are produced here. Next stop: Durban. You are on the territory of the Zulu ethnic group. Travel through two large national animal parks before you enter Swaziland, a tiny kingdom enclosed between South Africa and Mozambique,  where you will meet the extremely welcoming Swazi people. Reach the grounds of famous Kruger Park and enjoy a wildlife safari in this gigantic wildlife sanctuary in the east of the country. Overlook the Blyde River Canyon before heading to Johannesburg. 

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  • 14x accommodation in double room (4-5 star hotels)
  • 14x breakfast, 4x lunch, 6x dinner
  • Car rental included
  • Guided game drives in the reserves with English speaking ranger
  • 4x guided safaris
  • 2x self-drive safaris
  • international flights
Optional (Available upon request)
  • Table mountain cable car (R255 per person)

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Capetown Airport - Capetown  

Welcome to South Africa!

You are in South Africa, can you believe it? You will arrive in Cape Town International Airport, where you will be warmly welcomed by your guide. After getting things sorted, collect your rental car and drive to your hotel in Cape Town. The view out of the car window will give you a first impression of this multi-cultural, colourful city and its great inhabitants. Spend the night in a standard room at Clarendon Bantry Bay, a villa of the stylish Bantry Bay area facing the ocean.

Day 1
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Clarendon Bantry Bay

Capetown - Capetown  

Discover Cape Town

This day will be structured just as you wish. Spend a day at leisure to explore Cape Town, known to be one of the most beautiful cities in the world!

Suggestions: Take the cable car and ascend to the top of Table Mountain (if the weather allows). The floor of the cable car rotates through 360° during the ascent or descent, giving passengers a panoramic view of the city. From the top of the mountain at 1000 meters above sea level, a bordwalk will enable you to get different view point of the city and the Atlantic Ocean.

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Clarendon Bantry Bay

Capetown - Capetown  

Another Day in Para... Cape Town!

One day is not enough to discover Cape Town to the fullest - spend another day as you wish in beautiful Cape Town.

Suggestions: You can commence this discovery with a little stop in the small fishing village of Hout Bay. This fishing village is a cosy little hamlet surrounded by mountains to the North, East and West and the Ocean to the South. Home to bustling craft markets, antique shops, a beautiful beach and a thriving fishing community. The harbour is also where many boat cruises depart from to Duiker Island. This small island is home to thousands of Cape Fur Seals and local birdlife. The boat ride lets you see the Cape Peninsula from a new perspective. 

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Clarendon Bantry Bay

Capetown - Capetown  

Explore the Country's Excellent Wines

Today, you will explore the Cape Winelands.

Departure for Stellenbosch, a university town in the beautiful wine region of the Western Cape. The oldest city in South Africa with Cape Town is beautifully maintained with typical Cape-Dutch style buildings (the name given to the Cape architecture inspired by the Dutch). You can visit the wineries and taste wines including the Pinotage, a typical South African grape, a cross of Pinot Noir and Cinsault. Visit of the village of Franschhoek, the South African gourmet capital located in one of the most beautiful valleys in the country. Night in a standard room at Clarendon Bantry Bay, a villa of the stylish Bantry Bay area facing the ocean.

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Clarendon Bantry Bay

Capetown Airport - Durban Airport - St Lucia  

Scenic Road to St.Lucia

The journey continues: Drive to Cape Town airport to drop off your rental car. Collect another rental car at the airport and drive along the Indian Ocean to St Lucia -  a charming, quiet village in the St Lucia estuary (make sure to enjoy the views along the way!). St Lucia is the best place in South Africa to encounter crocodiles and hippos. Overnight stay at Serene Estate Guest House.

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Serene Estate Guesthouse

St Lucia  

Discover incredible Isimangaliso National Park

Today, you have a full day to discover the Isimangaliso National Park. Due to its incredible biodiversity, it is the first place in South Africa to be inscribed on the World Heritage list of UNESCO. The park is home to a population of 800 hippos and 1,200 crocodiles, as well as rhinos and many antelopes. Embark on a boat trip on the St Lucia estuary to watch hippos and crocodiles. Overnight stay at Serene Estate Guest House.

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Serene Estate Guesthouse

St Lucia - Hluhluwe - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi National Park  

Rhinos at Hluhluwe-Imfolozi National Park

Next stop: The wildlife national park Hluhluwe-Imfolozi. You will depart in the morning to drive to a national park of a special kind - it is famous for its rhino conservation work. Discover all of it on a real safari, with your own vehicle through the many hills of the reserve.

You will spend the night at the Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge. Two guided safaris in 4x4 vehicles are included per day: one in the afternoon and a second one the following morning. Walking safaris in the reserve are also available This luxury lodge is the first 4* lodge in Hluhluwe Park. With spectacular views of the park, the hotel offers exceptional service in the heart of Big 5 territory. Night in a safari suite.

Day 7
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Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge

Hluhluwe - Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary  

The journey continues to Swaziland!

You leave the South African region of Kwazulu-Natal to discover a new country landlocked between South Africa and Mozambique: the Kingdom of Swaziland. Welcome to the smallest country in the Southern hemisphere. You will stop at the Mlilwane reserve, the oldest wildlife conservation area in the country. Enjoy some free time to discover this reserve by foot, bike, car or horseback. Dinner and overnight stay at Reilly's Rock Hilltop Lodge.

Day 8
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Reilly's Rock Hilltop Lodge

Ezulwini Valley - Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary  

Cultural Insights in Swaziland

Another day for you to spend in Swaziland. Discover the Ezulwini Valley, which extends between the kingdom's capital Mbabane and the main economic center of the country Manzini. A visit of Ezulwini is an immersion in the Swazi culture with its handicraft centers, cultural markets and villages. Visit Mantenga Cultural Village, where you can visit a typical village and attend a show with traditional songs and dances. Do not miss the Mlilwane Reserve, a true wildlife gem, and explore the area with a high abundance of animals in their natural habitat by foot, mountain bike, horseback or with your car. You get the chance to spot zebras, impalas, wildebeests, hippos and rhinos! Dinner and overnight stay at Reilly's Rock Hilltop Lodge.

Day 9
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Reilly's Rock Hilltop Lodge

Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary - Kruger National Park  

En route to famous Kruger National Park

Today, you will drive to one of the largest and most famous wildlife parks in Africa, the world-renown Kruger Park.

The estimated travel time is 5 hours. But don't worry - there are many things to discover on the way! You cross the border between Swaziland and South Africa at Jeppe's Reef in the north of Swaziland. On the road to the border, visit the Ngwenya glass factory and the Piggs Peak craft center. You reach one of the entrance gates on the south side of the Kruger park and start a safari with your own car until your rest-camp. Overnight stay at Lukimbi Lodge.

Day 10
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Lukimbi Lodge

Kruger National Park - Klaserie Private Game Reserve - Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve  

Safari in the Kruger Park

Today, embark on a safari with your own car between the camp and an exit gate of the Kruger Park. Visit the Klaserie private game reserve, one of the largest of the "Greater Kruger National Park" with almost 60 000 hectares of unspoilt countryside that stretches along the banks of the Klaserie River. This river is a major asset of the reserve because it is a privileged place to observe the animals who come to drink from the river. What an experience!

You will spend the night at Savanna Lodge. The lodge promises a unique encounter with wildlife in a luxurious setting in the private reserve of Sabi Sand, renowned for watching leopards. The view from the terrace is breath-taking. You can watch the animals come to drink at the waterhole. Night in a luxury suite with private pool and outdoor shower.

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Savanna Lodge

Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve  

Explore Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve

One day is not enough to explore this huge territory. Enjoy another day in this reserve and spend another night in the fantastic Savanna Lodge. 


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Savanna Lodge

Klaserie Private Game Reserve - Blyde River Canyon - Hazyview  

Magnificent Views at the "Window of God"

Today, discover the Mpumalanga region and Blyde River Canyon along the scenic route R532. Visit the "Window of God", which offers magnificent views across the Lower Veld. If you feel like it, you can also explore the three Rondavels, that look like three typical African huts or gaze at the Bourke's Luck Potholes and its rock formations in pots shape created by erosion. There are many activities to choose from. 

Day 13
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Summerfields Rose Retreat And Spa

Blyde River Canyon - Hazyview  

Explore the Blyde River Canyon and its Surroundings

There is so much to see in this area. Spend another day in this beautiful area of the Blyde River Canyon. If you haven't already: Visit the Waterfalls named after the cities Lisbon and Berlin or the mining town of Pilgrim's Rest, where gold prospecting was in full swing during one century to the early 1970s. Don't miss out on the Mac Mac Pools, natural pools in a forest setting where it is possible to do a little walking tour. Night at Summerfields Rose Retreat and Spa.

Day 14
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Summerfields Rose Retreat

Blyde River Canyon - Johannesburg Or Tambo Airport  

Goodbye South Africa!

With many new experiences, encounters with spectacular wild animals and so many memories in your head (probably supported by pictures, too), your journey has to come to an end. You will depart for Johannesburg airport where you return your rental car and board your onward flight.

We hope to welcome you again soon!

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