Day 1: Johannesburg. Begin your tour with a guided half day tour of Soweto. With a local guide you will get into the swing of the African lifestyle in this dynamic township. Transfer to the Mpumalanga region for an overnight stay. Our first choice is Loskop Nature Reserve, a tranquil resort with an African feel. Game viewing and a lake cruise (optional) are on offer. Dinner may be taken at the resort restaurant.
Day 2: From Loskop we will take the scenic route through the Blyde River Canyon, Sabie and Pilgrims Rest before entering the Kruger National Park. Overnight at a rest camp in the Southern part of the park.
Day 3: The day is spent game viewing in the Kruger Park. Weather permitting, you may enjoy a traditional South African "braai" (barbecue) for dinner. In the evening you may experience an optional night game drive in an open vehicle. Overnight at the rest camp.
Day 4: Drive to Zululand via the Kingdom of Swaziland. Overnight on the banks of the St Lucia Estuary. A great way to end the day is to take the ferry up the estuary to view Hippos and Crocodiles.
Day 5: Visit the local Zulu people in a village located in the forests surrounding St Lucia. This is not a show for tourists but an experience of how the Zulu people actually live and go about their day to day activities. You will be able to experience the traditional way of life of the Zulu people. Drive on to Durban for an opportunity to shop at Durban's "Golden Mile". Continue on to Durban's South Coast for an overnight stop.
Day 6: Follow the "Footsteps Of Mandela" as the tour takes a detour to visit the museum dedicated to this famous man. Continue on to the magical Wild Coast. Enjoy a walk along the beach before tasting the delights of fresh seafood which abounds along this pristine coastline.
Day 7: The morning is spent relaxing on the beach or exploring this beautiful coastline where sights such as "Hole in the Wall" may be seen. After lunch the tour takes us through the spectacular Kei Cuttings to the Sunshine Coast. Overnight in East London.
Day 8: Drive to Addo National Elephant Park for an overnight stop. View from close up Elephants, Rhino and numerous other species of wild game. An optional night drive is avaiable.
Day 9: Drive via the Tsitsikamma National Park to the Garden Route. After all the driving we stop for a few days to relax while enjoying the ING things like: (optional) whale watching (in season), hiking, biking, relaxing; golfing. You may also (optional) ride on the Choo Choo Steam Train, visit Featherbed Bay Nature Reserve or enjoy a forest walk. A highlight of the tour will be the Knysna Cultural Township Trail ( optional ) whereby guests can gain an insight into the traditional way of life of the Xhosa people.
Day 10: Overnight Garden Route. Free Day. The day will end with a tranquil sunset cruise on the Knysna Lagoon.
Day 11: Drive to Oudtshoorn where you will visit the Cango Caves and the Cango Wildlife Ranch. Overnight in Oudtshoorn.
Day 12: After a visit to the Highgate Ostrich Ranch we head for the Winelands of the Cape. Enjoy wine tasting as we visit some of the local wine farms. Overnight on a wine estate near Robertson.
Day 13: Drive to Cape Town where we visit the top of Table Mountain by Cable Car (optional cable car) and take a trip to Robben Island to visit the prison where Former President Mandela spent most of his life. Our tour ends in the late afternoon.
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