The very best of South Africa on a 14 day grand escorted tour around this remarkable country. As part of a small group, you will have time to absorb the culture and your enthusiastic guides will ensure you never miss a place of interest or photo opportunity.
• Blyde River Canyon
• God's Window
• Game drive in the Kruger National Park
• Kingdom of Swaziland
• Lake St Lucia cruise
• Free time in Durban
• Tsitsikamma National Park
• Cango Caves
• Ostrich farm experience
• Whale watching in season
• Cape of Good Hope
• Wine tastings
Day 1 - Blyde River Canyon
Depart Johannesburg and travel along the Panorama Route via the spectacular Blyde River Canyon. Time and weather permitting, stop at God's Window before arriving at your hotel in the late afternoon. Overnight at Perry's Bridge Hollow.
Day 2 - Kruger National Park
Set off before breakfast for an open vehicle safari in search of lion, elephant and other big game which make the Kruger National Park famous. Relax in the afternoon or take an optional game drive before dinner. Overnight at Perry's Bridge Hollow.
Day 3 - Ezulwini Valley
Leave the Kruger for an enchanting drive to the Kingdom of Swaziland. Travel through the capital city, Mbabane, known for its vibrant markets before a night in the beautiful Ezulwini Valley. Overnight at Royal Swazi Sun.
Day 4 - Umbombo Mountains
Enjoy a morning visit to the Swazi Candle Factory before travelling on into KwaZulu-Natal. You'll arrive in the afternoon just in time to take on an afternoon drive up the Ubombo Mountains, offering views over Lake Jozini. You will also visit an authentic Zulu homestead before dinner. Overnight at Ghost Mountain Inn.
Day 5 - Huhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve
Today, travel to Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve for a thrilling full day of game viewing. The reserve covers a combined area of 90000 hectares and it was here that the white rhino was saved from extinction. Return to your hotel in the late afternoon. Overnight at Ghost Mountain Inn.
Day 6 - Durban
Continue to St Lucia, here you take a boat trip which provides an opportunity to view crocodiles, hippo and numerous bird species in their natural habitat. Continue to Durban, where you overnight. Overnight at Protea Hotel Edward.
Day 7 - Port Elizabeth
Enjoy a city tour of Durban before travelling to the airport for your early afternoon flight to Port Elizabeth where a new guide will meet you. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at Radisson Blu Port Elizabeth.
Day 8 - Plettenberg Bay
Travel along the coast to the Tsitsikamma National Park, enjoy a walk along the suspension bridge across the Storms River mouth gorge for incredible views and photo opportunities. The next two nights are in Plettenberg Bay. Overnight at Hog Hollow Country Lodge.
Day 9 - Knysna
This morning visit the Knysna Elephant Park where you will have the chance to photograph and interact with these gentle giants. In the afternoon visit Birds of Eden - the largest free-flight bird aviary in the world. Overnight at Hog Hollow Country Lodge
Day 10 - Oudtshoorn
After breakfast travel to Knysna where you have time to explore before a cruise around the lagoon. Later, continue to Oudtshoorn where you visit a working ostrich farm for a guided tour before heading to your hotel. Overnight at De Opstal Country Lodge.
Day 11 - Cape Town
Enjoy a morning tour of Cango Caves before departing Oudtshoorn. Afterwards travel via Route 62 to Cape Town. Overnight at Pepper Club Luxury Hotel.
Day 12 - Cape Town
This morning head off on a full day Cape Point and Peninsula Tour taking in magnificent beaches, breath-taking views and pretty coastal villages along the way. This evening is at leisure to enjoy Cape Town independently. Overnight at Pepper Club Luxury Hotel.
Day 13 - Cape Winelands
Take a full day Cape Winelands Tour. This delightful drive takes you via superb mountain ranges, vineyards and past Cape Dutch homesteads. Return to Cape Town in the late afternoon. Overnight at Pepper Club Luxury Hotel.
Day 14 - Farewell
Morning city tour before travelling to the airport for your onward flight.
Departs weekly on Mondays. Tour price includes en-suite accommodation with breakfast, 1 lunch and 7 dinners but excludes the Durban to Port Elizabeth flight. This tour also operates in reverse. Accommodation specified is subject to availability and may be substituted to a similar or higher standard if necessary.
This suggested itinerary shows the type of holiday you can enjoy with Freedom Africa. It can be booked as it is or changed to suit your requirements.
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