South African Adventure
South African Adventure
$7,755
per person
Destination: Africa/Middle East/Egypt
Tour Provider: Trafalgar
Duration: 14 days
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Promo Code: DT6DRW0

Description:Bundle up your brood and come face-to-face with Africa's magnificent Big 5 on this epic adventure through the wilderness and wonderlands of South Africa. Journey to the southernmost tip of Africa, see its cute and cuddly creatures and meet the inspiring Rainbow Nation, exploring the natural bushveld, lush Garden Route and the Mother City along the way.
Sightseeing Highlights

Cruise to Seal Island (weather permitting) Drive the spectacular Chapman's Peak route to Cape Point See the Big Five at Makalali Private Game Reserve View iconic Table Mountain, the penguins at Betty's Bay and the stunning coastal scenery Visit the Makalali Private Game Reserve, Featherbed Nature Reserve, Monkeyland and Birds of Eden, an Ostrich Farm, Cango Caves, Cape Agulhas, Hermanus, Betty's Bay penguin beach, Two Oceans Aquarium, Table Mountain National Park

Dining Highlights

13 hot buffet breakfasts 10 lunches (including Be My Guest) 13 dinners (including Be My Guest)

First class travel Highlights

Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys) Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted Hand-picked Insider Experiences Optional Experiences and free time All porterage and restaurant gratuities Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras An expert Travel Director and separate Driver All hotel tips, charges and local taxes VIP entry to many sights

Based on 1 July 2018 departure 


Itinerary:Day 1 / Arrive Johannesburg

Howzit South Africa! Welcome to a world in one country – yours to explore with your loved ones on this epic adventure through the untamed lands of the Big Five, picturesque Garden Route and glorious Cape Town. On arrival, you'll be escorted to the complimentary shuttle for a transfer to your hotel. This evening, meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a kick-off party at your hotel with dinner and drinks.Kick-Off Party Accommodation: Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport

Day 2 / Johannesburg – Flight to Hoedspruit Airport – Transfer to Makalali Private Game Reserve (3 Nights)

Set your watch to safari time as we venture to Makalali Private Game Reserve. Follow the spoor into Africa's savannah, keeping watch for flashes of brilliant colour in the trees and cleverly camouflaged creatures in the brush. Learn about the miracle trees and plants that locals have used for centuries for their healing powers, listen to the enchanting calls of the resident birdlife and kick back and watch the wildlife heading down to the busy watering hole for their daily sustenance.Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Makalali River Lodge

Day 3 / Makalali Private Game Reserve

Join a Local Specialist on a morning and afternoon game drive. Seated in open safari vehicles, you'll enjoy panoramic views of the Kruger bush and share a rare opportunity to see Africa's Big Five in their natural habitat. Stop and enjoy steamy hot chocolate as the bush awakens at dawn, and relax with sundowners against the backdrop of enthusiastic crickets and frogs as night falls in the middle of the African wilderness.Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 / Makalali Private Game Reserve

Wake up with the birds and journey through the African bush, enjoying the sights and sounds of Africa's astounding creatures embarking on their day's activities. Learn about this protected region and the animals that call it home, witnessing how the bush changes from dawn to day, and day to night.Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 / Makalali Private Game Reserve – Flight to Johannesburg

This morning we return to Johannesburg for an afternoon sightseeing tour of Soweto, once home to former South African president Nelson Mandela. This evening, we dine at a lively restaurant in The Emperors Palace complex.Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal

Day 6 / Johannesburg – Flight to Port Elizabeth

We fly to Port Elizabeth, where our overnight stop will see us visit a vibrant local township. Dig into a delicious Be My Guest township meal complete with pap and experience first-hand South African's township life.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest Accommodation: Courtyard

Day 7 / Port Elizabeth – Knysna (2 nights)

Hugging the coastline, we travel south stopping at Storms River for lunch and a selfie opportunity or two at Bloukrans, Africa's highest bridge. Later, we continue to the charming lagoon town of Knysna where we dine at a local restaurant.Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Regional Meal Accommodation: Protea Knysna Quays

Day 8 / Knysna – Featherbed Nature Reserve and Monkeyland Excursion

Venture across the picturesque Knysna lagoon this morning to the Featherbed Nature Reserve. Meandering up one of the famous Knysna Heads in a 4x4 vehicle, we stop at spectacular viewpoints to see the lagoon below with a Local Specialist. For adventurous families, there is an optional 2.2km guided walk through the coastal forest and fynbos into ancient sea caves. Later, we visit the renowned primate sanctuary of Monkeyland and Birds of Eden, with its two-hectare dome-covered indigenous forest.Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Regional Meal

Day 9 / Knysna – Oudtshoorn – Mossel Bay

Fluff up your feathers and embark on a day of adventure in Oudtshoorn, the centre of South Africa's ostrich farm industry. We'll spend the morning enjoying an informative guided tour of a working Ostrich Farm where you learn about the largest bird on earth, how they're bred and even get to feed them. Continuing to Kobus se Gat in the foothills of the majestic Swartberg Mountains, we enjoy an authentic Be My Guest South African braai in laidback surrounds. After lunch, we'll visit the Cango Caves, a subterranean wonderland of magnificent stalactites, stalagmites and vast caverns. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant in Mossel Bay.Buffet Breakfast, Be My Guest, Regional Meal Accommodation: Protea

Day 10 / Oudtshoorn – Cape Agulhas – Hermanus

We journey to Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of the African continent which also happens to be and the official meeting point of the warm Indian and cold Atlantic oceans. Meandering through the Cape Overberg, we arrive in the whale-watching capital of Hermanus, our lunch stop and home for the night. We'll where we'll visit the fascinating Whale Museum and dine at a local restaurant this evening.Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Regional Meal Accommodation: Harbour Square

Day 11 / Hermanus – Betty’s Bay – Cape Town (3 Nights)

The lovable penguins of Betty's Bay take centre stage today as we stop en route to Cape Town to see one of the most incredible penguin colonies on the coast of Africa. Arriving in the Mother City, we visit the spectacular Two Oceans Aquarium, delving into the mysterious depths of the ocean and another world filled with deep sea creatures and dangerous predators. Weather permitting, cross the blue waters of the Atlantic and join an Optional Experience to Robben Island to see where former South African president Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for decades. Tonight we enjoy delicious local cuisine at a local restaurant, spending the rest of the evening at leisure in the Mother City.Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Regional Meal Accommodation: Southern Sun Waterfront

Day 12 / Cape Town – Visit Table Mountain – Visit the Amy Biehl Foundation

Ascend to the top of Cape Town's iconic Table Mountain (weather permitting) to enjoy panoramic views of the Atlantic Seaboard, Cape Town City Bowl and beyond. Later, then enjoy a scenic city tour past iconic sights such as the Parliament Buildings, Company Gardens, City Hall and Slave Lodge. Move up the cobblestoned hills to the fascinating Malay Quarter and marvel at the colourful Bo-Kaap homes. This afternoon, visit the Amy Biehl foundation – a Join Trafalgar initiative for the youth of South Africa. Tonight we enjoy a vibrant dinner and show telling the story of the world of 'District Six' - an inspiring insight into the Rainbow Nation of Cape Town.Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Regional Meal

Day 13 / Cape Town – Chapman's Peak Drive – Cape Point Excursion – Kirstenbosch Gardens Visit

Drive along the spectacular coastline from Clifton to the playground of Camps Bay, winding along the legendary Chapman's Peak Drive, hugging the dramatic coastal cliffs as you meander south along the peninsula. Enjoy a cruise to Seal Island (weather permitting) and then travel to the Cape of Good Hope. We board a funicular at Cape Point to the lighthouse for exquisite views, meandering back along the coast to the historic naval port of Simon's Town. Our final stop for today is at the world-famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, set against the backdrop of Skeleton's Gorge. This evening we enjoy a Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant, celebrating the end of an epic South African adventure.Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Regional Meal

Day 14 / Depart Cape Town

For now it's time to end your magnificent journey through South Africa. An airport transfer is provided. Dependent on flight departure times consider an Optional Experience Heli Flip helicopter flight or extend your stay in Cape Town.Buffet Breakfast




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