15-Day Best Of South Africa - Cape Town Kruger and Panorama

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6298.00 Dollar US$  


The beauty of Cape Town & Surrounds, Kruger National Park and the Majestic Panoramic Route awaits you on this tour. The rich history of South Africa unfolds as your travels start with a visit to the iconic Nelson Mandela's statue in the Adminstrative Capital of S.A. Pretoria. We take you through a jouney of the first emigraten and pioneers into S.A. We travel to the most sought after destination, Kruger and experience what wild life has to offer, then on to Cape Town and its beautiful surrounds

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South Africa

You will visit:
Johannesburg (City), Pretoria (City), Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, Hazyview (Town), Kruger National Park, Panorama Route (Highlight), Knysna Elephant Park (Highlight), Hermanus (Whales), Cape Town (City), Soweto

Group or private:
Big group safari

Comfort level:

Wildlife viewing:
Day & Night Safaris in Open Safari Vehicles, Wild life viewing as well as scenic tour

Viewing by:
Open-sided 4x4 vehicle, Minivan, Boat

Getting around:
Air conditioned luxury mini Bus

Getting there:
You will be collected in an airconditioned vehicle at the airport and taken to the overnight accommodation in Pretoria as per the itinerary. This tour can be combined with other day trips or tours in the Gauteng, North West and Mpumalanga provinces.
During the first four days guests will experience true South African Cultural and historic hospitality, see and explore the beautiful Panoramic Route, situated along the Blyde River Canyon which is said to be the third deepest canyon in the world, and one of the world’s only year-round green canyons. We stop at a number of viewpoints along the way, namely God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Pinnacle Point, Three Rondawels, Lisbon falls and Berlin falls.
They will also experience one of the most sought after destinations in South Africa Kruger National Park.  
See what the Park offers them over and above the famous “Big Five”
During this section of the tour the guests will see and experience one of the most beautiful city and surrounds in the world!

Day to Day Activities

Day 1
Group met at ORT International Airport in the morning
Option 1 – Tour of Lesedi Cultural Village, experience true African culture
Lunch at Lesedi - Own account
Travel to Pretoria; Visit the Union Buildings (Mandela Statue), Voortrekker Monument and surrounding area.

Option 2 - Tour of SOWETO
Lunch - Own account in one of the taverns.
Travel to Pretoria; visit the Union Buildings (Mandela statue), Voortrekker Monument and surrounding area.
Overnight:  Centurion Lake Hotel (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast)

Day 2
Depart after breakfast for the Panoramic route through Mpumalanga.
Lunch on route – Own account
Option 1 - Visit Dullstroom, Three Rondavels, Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Berlin Falls,
Lisbon Falls, Wonder View, Gods Window, The Pinnacle, Graskop, and Sabie / Hazyview.
Overnight in Ohrigstad or Hazyview - Dinner bed & Breakfast
Option 2 - Visit Sudwala Caves, Sabie & Pilgrims Rest
Lunch in Pilgrims Rest – own Account.
After lunch proceed to Three Rondavels, Blyde River Canyon, and Bourke’s Luck Potholes.
Overnight at Hannah’s Lodge near the  Canyon (or similar). Dinner bed & Breakfast

Day 3
Depart after breakfast for Kruger National Park; at Phabeni gate, the guests will be collected for game
viewing (Safari) in open safari vehicles.
Lunch will be enjoyed at one of the restaurants in the Park – Own Account.
After lunch they will be returned by OSV to exit the Park at Phabeni Gate  where they will be collected by
the coach/minibus (depending on the size of the group,  to be transferred to their overnight destination
Overnight Kruger Park Lodge (or similar) (Dinner Bed & Breakfast.)

Day 4
After breakfast; depart for ORT International; on route stop at the Sudwala Caves (if this was not
explored in the up-route option).
Half-way stop for lunch – Own Account
Due to restrictions at Kruger International Airport;  the coach will depart from the
overnight destination (depending the departure flight times from ORT to George) and proceed to Johannesburg.

This may also be a drive down to The Cape Area - over 2 days scenic drive

Day 5
Group met at George Airport
Scenic drive to Knysna via George and Wilderness region
Book into Hotel
Sunset boat cruise, glass of wine & plate of oysters included
Lunch Own account
Dinner Own Account
Overnight Knysna River Club (Bed & Breakfast) (or similar)

Day 6
Visit to Tsitsikamma National Park
Lunch Own account - Storms River Mouth
Visit Knysna Elephant Park - Elephant touch experience
Dinner at Hotel
Overnight Knysna River Club (Bed & Breakfast) (or similar)

Day 7
Scenic drive to Plettenberg Bay
Route via the Big Tree
Bungee jump viewing
Lunch Own account
Dinner at Hotel
Overnight Knysna River Club (B&B) (or similar)
Optional extra activities available on this day

Day 8
Scenic drive to Oudtshoorn via Outeniqua Pass
Visit Ostrich Farm
Visit Cango Caves
Overnight Buffelsdrift Game Lodge (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast)

Day 9
Drive to Hermanus (five hour drive)
Lunch stop Mossel Bay (Lunch Own account)
Dinner at Hotel
Overnight Windsor Hotel Hermanus (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) (or similar)

Day 10
Full day in Hermanus - Whale boat trip (presence dependent upon time of year)
Other Option; Shark cage dive (R1,500.00pp)
Lunch Own Account
Dinner at the Hotel
Overnight Windsor Hotel Hermanus (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) (or similar)

Day 11
To Cape Town via scenic coastal route
Afternoon at leisure - Visit Victoria & Alfred Waterfront - Hotel shuttle to  V & A
Lunch & Dinner for own account
Overnight Capetonian Hotel (Bed &Breakfast) or similar

Day 12
Table mountain by cable car
Cape Town City tour
Lunch Own Account
Dinner V & A, Long Street sidewalk cafés own account
Overnight Capetonian Hotel (Bed &Breakfast) or similar
Option 2 for this day;
Robben Island full day trip 08h00 - 15h00 option
or Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens visit  and Tea at Blouberg Strand

Kindly note the group cannot be split for these activities – one option to be chosen for the entire group

Day 13
Cape Point day trip
Hout Bay Seal Island boat trip
Chapman's Peak drive
Visit Cape Point
Boulders Penguin breeding colony
Lunch Own Account
Dinner V & A, Long Street sidewalk cafés own account
Overnight Capetonian Hotel (Bed &Breakfast) or similar

Day 14
Scenic country drive - Visit Franschoek, Stellenbosch
Wine tasting
Lunch Own Account
Dinner V & A, Long Street sidewalk cafés own account
Overnight Capetonian Hotel (Bed &Breakfast) or similar

Day 15
Departure – Group transfer to Cape Town International Airport

Please note:  The 15 day trip may be shortened to 13 days by omitting day 6 and 7 in the itinerary!

Meals: On this tour, as far as is practical, meals are included as reflected in the itinerary. Breakfast is included with all overnight accommodation. Lunches are included where possible in most activities, but often a stop at a roadside café to buy a cool drink and a sandwich for own account is the better option.

A soda costs around R8.00 and a typical take-away lunch snack around R65.00, with a sit-down lunch in the range of R80.00 – R100.00.  A restaurant dinner costs between R120.00 and R200.00, wine excluded. A good bottle of wine in a restaurant can usually be had for around R180.00.
ABOUT RATES Rates are per person sharing and exclude international flights

1: Additional Rate Information
• The tour is offered in $ USD for ease of reference however should be paid in ZAR
• A minimum of 8 people sharing required.
• 50% payable at confirmation of the tour and final payment 30 days prior to start of tour.
• Full deposit will be forfeited if tour is cancelled 30 days prior to departure.
• Payments are required by Visa and Master card - Regret no Amex or Diners cards.

2: Rates Include
• All taxes/VAT
• Park fees
• Accommodation and meals as mentioned in the tour description
• Transportation as mentioned in the tour description
• All activities as mentioned in the tour description
• A professional driver/guide
• Personal attention and service excellence

3: Rates Exclude
• Return International flights
• Tips & porterage
• Visa fees (if applicable)
• Travel insurance
• Other personal items
• Drinks
• Lunches & other meals as per the itinerary
• All optional extras not mentioned in the itinerary

DEPARTURE DATES This tour doesn't have fixed departure dates. Instead, the departure dates can be customized in consultation with Flight of the Eagle Safaris & Tours. The final departure dates will depend on the client's preferences and availability of accommodations and/or other components of this tour.
TAKE NOTE ● This tour accepts children who are 10 years and older
● The itinerary of this tour can be customized
● In case an accommodation is fully booked we'll suggest a comparable alternative
● This tour requires a minimum of 3 or more people, please see the 'rates' tab for more info
● Groups bigger than 8 people sharing become more financially economical