Days 1–4: Cape Town/Floreal House
Accommodation: 3 nights. Meals: Breakfast. Activities: Full day Cape Peninsula Tour & full Day Winelands tour After collecting your car at Cape Town Airport you will make your way to Floreal House were you will spend the next three nights. This magnificent, well-known Cape Town building boasts sweeping views of Table Mountain, the Harbour and Table Bay. The lodge is very stylish, with impressive white exterior and attractive wooden-framed windows, looking out on views in all directions. The interiors are classic and unfussy, with polished pine floors and newly refurbished curtains and linens. The rooms are extremely well appointed, with spacious and classy tiled en-suite bathrooms. Each room has television and mini-bar and all the facilities one would expect from a four-star establishment.
Days 4-6: Oudtshoorn/ De Zee Koe
Accommodation: 2 nights. Meals: Breakfast. Activities: Cango Caves tour & a visit to Cango Wildlife Ranch. A slender scenic drive along the Garden Route will take you to Oudtshoorn. De Zeekoe Guest Farm is an expansive privately owned working ostrich and alfalfa farm on the banks of the Oliphant’s river, outside Oudtshoorn. Wake up with the call of the fish eagle and a view of a majestic Swartberg and Outeniqua Mountains. The 4 star graded Guest House offers luxury rooms. All are tastefully styled with textures of wood, earthy fabrics, colourful rugs and soft lighting, a play on nostalgic decoration and fond memories. The rooms are equipped with modern amenities and a private entrance. Stunning views on the garden, Oliphant’s river and mountains. Under floor heating, air-conditioning, gowns, bar fridge, safe, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities.
Days 6-8: Knysna/ Bradach Maonr
Accommodation: 2 nights. Meals: Breakfast. Activities: Featherbed Nature Reserve experience. The next two days you will spend at the Coastal Town of Knysna. Bradach House is situated on Paradise Hill, Knysna, overlooking the Knysna Lagoon with spectacular views from Belvedere to the famous Knysna Heads. This Manor provides luxury accommodation with a lovely view of the Knysna Lagoon. Relax and enjoy a bottle of famous SA wine next to the exquisite pool overlooking the lagoon and Knysna. The lodge offers its guests e-mail and fax facilities, a full laundry service, satellite TV, tourism info desk. Bradach Manor offers the following additional services: Airport transfers, organized tours, such as boat cruises, horse riding, abseiling, hiking, forest walks, animal sanctuaries, private tours and a whole lot more. They also have a number of the best golf courses in South Africa nearby.
Days 8-11: Eastern Cape/ Shamwari Game Reserve
Accommodation: 3 nights. Meals: All meals (Breakfast, lunch & Dinner), Local drinks. Activities: Game Drives & guided walks at Long Lee Manor. Welcome to Shamwari Game Reserve, the malaria free, private game reserve situated in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. The reserve has received numerous international awards, including the World's Leading Conservation Company and Game Reserve for five consecutive years. It is situated in verdant bush along the Bushmans River, a pleasant drive from Cape Town, forming a natural extension to the famous Garden Route. Shamwari is about conserving a vanishing way of life and is the realization of one man's dream, and the success of many people's passion.
Days 11-12: Wild Coast/ Mbotyi River Lodge
Accommodation: 2 nights. Meals: All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner). Drive through the natural wonder of the Eastern Cape. The Wild Coast is one of the last wild and unspoiled areas left on the entire South African coastline, yet the Wild Coast offers a friendly and safe welcome to all those fortunate enough to visit it. Mbotyi River Lodge is set on a hill overlooking the mouth of the Mbotyi River on the Wild Coast. Nestling between a lush indigenous forest and the warm Indian Ocean, Mbotyi is an ideal year-round holiday venue. Mbotyi offers peace and tranquility to those seeking a relaxing holiday or an adventurous breakaway for those wishing to explore the many beautiful and wild treasures of the area.
Days 13-14: Drakensberg/ Sani Pass Hotel
Accommodation: 2 nights. Meals: Breakfast. Drive to the highest mountain range in South Africa, the Drakensberg. Situated at the base of the magnificent Sani Pass in the Mkhomazana Valley bordering the Ukhahlamba Drakensberg World Heritage site, the Sani Pass Hotel and Leisure Resort has something to offer everyone. It is renowned for its warm hospitality, breathtaking surroundings and personal service. Whether its adventure and activity for which you strive, or a bit of fresh mountain air, and relaxation, The Sani Pass Hotel and Leisure Resort can offer you and your family something for everyone.
Days 14-15: Elephant Coast/ St. Lucia Hotel
Accommodation: 1 night. Meals: Breakfast. The Protea Hotel is situated on the Elephant Coast in the heart of the exquisite St Lucia World Heritage Site between Lake St Lucia and the Indian Ocean in South Africa. This hotels accommodation sits on the banks of the St Lucia Estuary and overlooks the lake. With its lakes, lagoons, freshwater swamps and grasslands, St. Lucia supports more species of animal than the better known parks and deltas in Southern Africa.
Days 15-17: Swaziland/ Mkhaya Lodge
Accommodation: 2 nights. Meals: All meals (Breakfast, lunch & Dinner). Activities: Game drives and walking safaris at Mkhaya Lodge
Today you will enter Swaziland. Mkhaya Private Game Reserve is the Kingdom’s refuge for endangered species. In the southeast of Swaziland, the heart of the lowveld lies an unspoilt wilderness, haven to endangered species who roam the magnificent African bush. Mkhaya Game Reserve, named after the Acacia Nigrescens tree, comprises of acacia-dominated thornveld in the south and broadleaf sandveld in the north. Unique, intimate encounters with Mkhaya’s wildlife are almost guaranteed as all travel within the reserve is solely by Big Game Parks’ open Land Rovers or on foot (all guided). After a day out in the hot African bush, come back to the camp that is sited in bird-rich riverine forests and enjoy an ice-cold drink under the giant sausage tree or retire to the comfortable stone and thatch open style accommodation and sit back and enjoy real nature.
Days 17-18: Komatipoort/ Croc River Lodge
Accommodation: 1 night. Meals: Breakfast at Croc River Lodge. On you way to Kruger National Park you will make a stopover at Croc River Lodge. Imagine waking up to the call of the fish eagle, as it swoops over the silver waters of the Crocodile River. Imagine tracking the slow walk of an elephant while enjoying your first cup of coffee in the sheltered shade of a wide veranda. Imagine all this. and you will find it at Croc River Lodge. This thatched guesthouse are situated only 6 kilometers from the Lebombo border post and 10 kilometers from the Kruger National Park's nearest gate, Crocodile Bridge. The room are all air-conditioned with en-suite bathrooms, all providing the comforts of a true African style.
Days 18-20: Kruger National Park/ Jock Safari Camp
Accommodation: 2 nights. Meals: All meals (Breakfast, lunch & Dinner), Local Drinks. Activities: Game drive and game walks at Jock safari Camp. Today you will enter the famous Kruger National Park; Jock Safari Lodge is a treasure-trove of memorabilia on the subject. Jock of the Bushveld is one of the greatest dog stories ever written. Your expectations of comfort and quality will be exceeded at this Lodge. With luxury air conditioned suites offering guests the unique opportunity to experience the gracious style of old world elegance surrounded by unspoiled wilderness. Each suite has a private “Sala” (outdoor lounge) that overlooks the river. Your private terrace has its own plunge pool and a wooden walkway to a lapa overlooking the riverbed.
Days 20-21: Graskop/ Hannah Lodge
You will spend you last night at Hannah Lodge from where you can visit the Blyde River Canyon and God’s window. This beautiful Private Nature Reserve embraces more than 8000 hectares of Malaria - free, unspoiled African Bushveld. Hannah offers a Bushveld experience and is a reflection of Africa in its entire natural splendor, a captivating tapestry of African sounds, smells and colors. Hannah Game Lodge has standard lodge rooms, each with a balcony overlooking the reserve. The rooms comprises of one double- or two single beds, en suite bathroom with either a shower or a bath. All the rooms are serviced daily with clean towels and linen. For your comfort each room is equipped with a mobile heater and ceiling fan. Accommodation: 1 night. Meals: Breakfast & dinner.
Day 22: Departure. After Breakfast you will be on your way to Johannesburg where you will drop off your car and catch your international flight.
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