15-Day South African Highlights Tour from Johannesburg

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Johannesburg or Oliver Tambo International Airport to Concludes at Cape Town International Airport
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Tour description

Embark on an adventure unlike any other. South Africa, a vast land of unimaginable beauty and diversity of experiences, is set to take your breath away. This guided 15-day tour will take you to see South Africa's most famous and beautiful locations such as Hazyview, Kruger National Park, Swaziland, Zululand, Durban, Drakensberg, Eastern Cape, Port Elizabeth Knysna, Oudtshoorn and Cape Town.

Day 1: JohannesburgUpon arrival you will be met and assisted to your shuttle transfer service to the hotel. All meet at the hotel at 7:00pm.Day 2: HazyviewLeave for Mpumalanga. Travel along the circular Panorama Route via Graskop, visiting the view sites of the Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window, and a visit to Bourke’s Luck Potholes before heading to Hazyview.Day 3: Kruger National ParkStart to the day experiencing the Kruger National Park in a closed vehicle. Return to your hotel around lunch time.Day 4: SwazilandDepart on your journey to Swaziland. Proceed to Malalane and then onto Swaziland where this afternoon you will visit a real Chief’s village and have the opportunity to gain authentic knowledge of traditional Swazi culture.Day 5: St Lucia The journey continues into the Kingdom of KwaZulu-Natal. Arrive this afternoon in the Umfolozi area for your overnight stay.Day 6: St Lucia / DurbanYou have the option to stay in, take an optional morning boat cruise (own expense), or simply soak up the atmosphere of this tourist town of St. Lucia before heading off later in the morning toward Durban. An orientation tour introduces you to this multicultural, vibrant seaside city before arriving at your hotel in late afternoon.Day 7: DrakensbergThis morning is at your leisure in Durban. Then, head into the majestic Southern Drakensberg Mountains. Proceed to the 300ft high Howick Falls, and continue through the Southern Midlands Meander Route, arriving at your hotel mid-afternoon.Day 8: DrakensbergHave a full day at your leisure to soak up the surroundings of the magnificent Southern Drakensberg Mountains.Day 9: Eastern Cape CoastContinue south to the Eastern Cape, entering the fourth of the provinces and the birth place of Nelson Mandela. Arrive in late afternoon at your accommodation in Chinsta East.Day 10: Eastern Cape CoastSet off heading south to Port Elizabeth.Day 11: KnysnaVisit the Tsitsikamma Forest. A short walk to the Storms River Mouth offers some magnificent views of the gorge and river below. Arrive in Knysna late afternoon for check in at your hotel.Day 12: OudtshoornTravel inland over the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, and visit a working ostrich farm and then explore the famous Cango Caves. Day 13: Cape TownToday’s journey ends in Cape Town, stopping in Mossel Bay to visit the famous Post Office Tree, the Bartholomeus Diaz Museum and Shell Museum. Day 14: Cape TownEnjoy a day of leisure in the Mother City.Day 15: Cape TownThis morning, after breakfast, check out of the hotel by 11am. The remainder of the day will be at your leisure until your transfer to Cape Town International Airport.

What's included

  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Bottled water
  • Meals as per itinerary (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional guide
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Air-conditioned vehicle

What's not included

  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

Highlights

  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Get up-close to native wildlife

Itinerary

Day 1: Day 10: Eastern Cape Coast Set off heading south to Port Elizabeth.

Day 2: Day 11: Knysna Visit the Tsitsikamma Forest. A short walk to the Storms River Mouth offers some magnificent views of the gorge and river below. Arrive in Knysna late afternoon for check in at your hotel.

Day 3: Day 12: Oudtshoorn Travel inland over the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, and visit a working ostrich farm and then explore the famous Cango Caves. 

Day 4: Day 13: Cape Town Today’s journey ends in Cape Town, stopping in Mossel Bay to visit the famous Post Office Tree, the Bartholomeus Diaz Museum and Shell Museum. 

Day 5: Day 14: Cape Town Enjoy a day of leisure in the Mother City.

Day 6: Day 15: Cape Town This morning, after breakfast, check out of the hotel by 11am. The remainder of the day will be at your leisure until your transfer to Cape Town International Airport.

Day 7: Day 1: Johannesburg Upon arrival you will be met and assisted to your shuttle transfer service to the hotel. All meet at the hotel at 7:00pm.

Day 8: Day 2: Hazyview Leave for Mpumalanga. Travel along the circular Panorama Route via Graskop, visiting the view sites of the Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window, and a visit to Bourke’s Luck Potholes before heading to Hazyview.

Day 9: Day 3: Kruger National Park Start to the day experiencing the Kruger National Park in a closed vehicle. Return to your hotel around lunch time.

Day 10: Day 4: Swaziland Depart on your journey to Swaziland. Proceed to Malalane and then onto Swaziland where this afternoon you will visit a real Chief’s village and have the opportunity to gain authentic knowledge of traditional Swazi culture.

Day 11: Day 5: St Lucia The journey continues into the Kingdom of KwaZulu-Natal. Arrive this afternoon in the Umfolozi area for your overnight stay.

Day 12: Day 6: St Lucia / Durban You have the option to stay in, take an optional morning boat cruise (own expense), or simply soak up the atmosphere of this tourist town of St. Lucia before heading off later in the morning toward Durban. An orientation tour introduces you to this multicultural, vibrant seaside city before arriving at your hotel in late afternoon.

Day 13: Day 7: Drakensberg This morning is at your leisure in Durban. Then, head into the majestic Southern Drakensberg Mountains. Proceed to the 300ft high Howick Falls, and continue through the Southern Midlands Meander Route, arriving at your hotel mid-afternoon.

Day 14: Day 8: Drakensberg Have a full day at your leisure to soak up the surroundings of the magnificent Southern Drakensberg Mountains.

Day 15: Day 9: Eastern Cape Coast Continue south to the Eastern Cape, entering the fourth of the provinces and the birth place of Nelson Mandela. Arrive in late afternoon at your accommodation in Chinsta East.