Day 1, Thursday
Depart after breakfast for a full day of sightseeing as we travel along the Drakensberg escarpment. The scenic Panorama route takes us to the Blyde River Canyon, Three Rondawels, God's Window, Bourke's Luck Potholes and the nostalgic village of Pilgrim's Rest, where gold was discovered in the 1870's, before we continue on our decent down the mountain into the Lowveld, a subtropical paradise of fruit. Indulge in nature's beauty at the misty Lone Creek waterfall before we continue to our hotel near Hazyview.
Dinner, Overnight and Breakfast at Hippo Hollow – Hazyview
Day 2, Friday
Early morning at sunrise we make our way into the world famous Kruger Park for a full day game drive in search of the wildlife wonders Africa offers her visitors in this unspoiled land where big game still roam freely. We might even spot the Big Five (Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo and Leopard). At sunset we arrive at our rest camp for overnight. (Option for night drive) Dinner, Overnight and Breakfast at rest camp - Kruger Park
Day 3, Saturday
Our last opportunity to spot more game before we exit the Kruger Park. We travel via White River and Nelspruit and return to the plains of the highveld to arrive in Pretoria late afternoon.
Overnight and Breakfast at Leriba Lodge – Pretoria
Day 4, Sunday
Morning at leisure to explore the city (optional excursions available). Afternoon transfer to the airport for flight to Port Elizabeth (not included). Transfer to your hotel.
Overnight and Breakfast at Brooke's Hill Luxury Suites - Port Elizabeth
Day 5, Monday
After a short orientation tour of this city influenced by the 1820 British Settlers, we continue along this spectacular coast known as the garden route along Storms River, through the Tsitsikamma Forests over the old and scenic Grootrivier Pass and Bloukrans Pass from days gone by and via Plettenberg Bay, to beautiful Knysna. Dinner, Overnight and Breakfast at Knysna River Club – Knysna
Day 6, Tuesday
Depart after breakfast to board the Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe in George. This original steam train takes you along the spectacular coastline via the Kaaimans River Bridge and Wilderness to Knysna. Afternoon we embark on a cruise on the Knysna Lagoon. Remainder of the day at leisure. Dinner, Overnight and Breakfast at Knysna River Club – Knysna
Day 7, Wednesday
After breakfast we travel over the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, known as the feather capital of the world. We visit the famous Cango Caves as well as an Ostrich Show Farm and the Cango Wildlife Ranch and Cheetah Breeding Centre for guided tours.
Dinner, Overnight and Breakfast at Adley House – Oudtshoorn
Day 8, Thursday
Depart after breakfast and continue to Mosselbay where we visit the Maritime Museum and old Post Office Tree. From here we continue to Swellendam and on to Cape Town to arrive late afternoon where the tour ends.
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