Explore South Africa’s highlights including Kruger National Park, the cultural heritage of eSwatini (Swaziland) and Zululand, the Garden Route and Cape Winelands, finishing with a leisurely stay in Cape Town.

Day 1: Johannesburg

On arrival in Johannesburg at OR Tambo International Airport, you’ll be met by your representative and transferred to your hotel. Johannesburg is the largest and most populous city in South Africa. It is also the source of a large-scale gold and diamond trade, due to its location on the mineral-rich Witwatersrand range of hills. The remainder of the day is at leisure & unescorted. Why not enjoy a sightseeing tour or simply relax at your hotel? At 19h00 we will meet up at reception for a briefing on the tour and a chance to meet fellow travellers.

Day 2: Hazyview

Depart Johannesburg after breakfast and head for Pretoria, South Africa’s capital city, for a short orientation tour, before continuing to the Mpumalanga Province, known as “Paradise Country”. Dropping several hundred feet into the lush subtropical region of the Lowveld, we travel via the historic towns of Dullstroom and Lydenburg. After traversing the famous Long Tom Pass, we travel via Sabie and arrive late afternoon in Hazyview, the safari hub of the Kruger National Park.

Day 3: Hazyview

After an early morning breakfast, we’ll drive along the spectacular “Panorama Route”, offering views of amazing scenery including the 26 kilometre-long Blyde River Canyon (home to the Three Rondavels), Bourke’s Luck Potholes and historic God’s Window, a breathtaking view (weather permitting) of the edge of the escarpment taking in the Kruger National Park. We arrive back in Hazyview in the early afternoon, where the remainder of the day is at leisure to relax or join an afternoon game experience (optional & for own account).

Day 4: Hazyview

The day begins with early morning coffee or tea, followed by a thrilling open vehicle safari (with English speaking game ranger) through Kruger National Park with pre-packed breakfast. Kruger is one of the world’s greatest national parks, home to a stunning array of wildlife. Search for the Big 5 (rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, and elephant) as well as prolific birdlife and numerous other game. The afternoon is at leisure at your hotel. Late afternoon open vehicle game drives are available (optional & for own account).

Day 5: Lobamba

This morning we travel to eSwatini (Swaziland), an independent Kingdom within the borders of South Africa, known for its lovely scenery, crafts and colourful indigenous culture. An interactive cultural experience introduces us to the charming people of eSwatini (Swaziland) and their traditions. We travel via the capital city, Mbabane, to the beautiful Ezulwini Valley for overnight in eSwatini (Swaziland).

Day 6: Hluhluwe

After breakfast we will continue south through eSwatini (Swaziland), before re-entering South Africa. Travel into Zululand, passing traditional round huts and endless vistas. There is an option to enjoy an afternoon open vehicle safari (optional and for own account with an English-speaking game ranger) in the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve, which contains an immense diversity of fauna and flora and is particularly famous for its conservation of black and white rhino.

Day 7: Umhlanga

This morning we will join a cruise on Lake St Lucia (depending on favourable weather conditions) before departing for Durban. Our journey takes us past traditional Zulu Kraals, Eucalyptus plantations and sugar cane fields. We arrive early afternoon and the remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy the golden beaches of the Indian Ocean.

Day 8: Knysna

After breakfast, transfer to Durban (Umhlanga) airport for the short southward flight to Port Elizabeth (cost of flight not included), where we will be met by our representative and once everyone has arrived, we set off to explore the magnificent beauty of the indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest. We’ll arrive at our hotel in Knysna, known as the oyster box of South Africa, nestling on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route.

Day 9: Knysna

After a leisurely breakfast we’ll enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, where we can take a trailer ride to the top of the Western Head to enjoy panoramic views of the town and lagoon, returning for lunch under the milkwood trees. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore this charming town set around a natural harbour lagoon.

Day 10: Oudtshoorn

Travel through the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, known as the “ostrich capital” and the centre of the world’s Ostrich farming industry. We’ll visit an Ostrich Farm for a guided tour and light lunch, before taking a tour of the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves, one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ages. We will arrive at our hotel in the late afternoon, in time to check in and relax before dinner (for own account).

Day 11: Cape Town

There is an option (for own account & subject to availability) to enjoy an early morning Meerkat Safari. Witness these incredible wild habituated creatures emerging out of their burrows, in time to soak up the sun before they head about their daily activities (weather permitting). After this thrilling experience, head back for a delicious breakfast. After breakfast, the journey continues through the “Little Karoo” to Barrydale, where you will have the opportunity to visit a local farm school, interact with the children and teachers, spending time with them in the classroom learning more about the local farming community, before travelling to Montagu, a picturesque and historic spa town. (The school visit is subject to the school being open.) Continue to Franschhoek, a picturesque village surrounded by spectacular vineyards, where French Huguenots settled more than 300 years ago, bringing with them their age-old French wine and food culture. From here you will be transferred (with a driver only) to Cape Town, spectacularly set at the foot of Table Mountain.

Day 12: Cape Town

Enjoy a full day at leisure. Perhaps join a sightseeing tour to Table Mountain (own account) or simply explore the city. Although a small city, Cape Town is packed with sightseeing attractions, excellent bars, cafes and restaurants as well as colourful craft markets. Alternatively relax on one of Cape Town’s many pristine beaches. Enjoy a fun filled evening with interactive entertainment and delectable food at a local restaurant.

Day 13: Cape Town

Enjoy a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula, offering some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in the world. Drive through Sea Point, the seaside village of Hout Bay (where you can enjoy an optional & for own account seal island boat cruise) and then on to Cape Point where (by tradition) it is said that the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. We'll return to Cape Town by way of Simon's Town, where we visit the Penguin colony at Boulders Beach (entrance fee for own account), Fish Hoek fishing village and Muizenberg.

Departure Day

Enjoy some last minute shopping (unescorted) or sightseeing (for own account). The Robben Island Tour (for own account & time permitting), which departs from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, offers a fascinating excursion or perhaps just wander through the variety of shops and boutiques catering for all tastes and budgets. Later you will be transferred to the airport, harbour or railway station for your onward journey.

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03 Jan 202116 Jan 2021 R45310 R9885
10 Jan 202123 Jan 2021 R45310 R9885
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24 Jan 202106 Feb 2021 R45310 R9885
31 Jan 202113 Feb 2021 R45310 R9885
07 Feb 202120 Feb 2021 R45310 R9885
14 Feb 202127 Feb 2021 R45310 R9885
21 Feb 202106 Mar 2021 R45310 R9885
28 Feb 202113 Mar 2021 R45310 R9885
07 Mar 202120 Mar 2021 R45310 R9885
14 Mar 202127 Mar 2021 R45310 R9885
21 Mar 202103 Apr 2021 R45310 R9885
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04 Apr 202117 Apr 2021 R45310 R9885
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18 Apr 202101 May 2021 R45310 R9885
25 Apr 202108 May 2021 R45310 R9885
02 May 202115 May 2021 R41500 R8165
09 May 202122 May 2021 R41500 R8165
16 May 202129 May 2021 R41500 R8165
23 May 202105 Jun 2021 R41500 R8165
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04 Jul 202117 Jul 2021 R41500 R8165
11 Jul 202124 Jul 2021 R41500 R8165
18 Jul 202131 Jul 2021 R41500 R8165
25 Jul 202107 Aug 2021 R41500 R8165
01 Aug 202114 Aug 2021 R41500 R8165
08 Aug 202121 Aug 2021 R41500 R8165
15 Aug 202128 Aug 2021 R41500 R8165
22 Aug 202104 Sep 2021 R41500 R8165
29 Aug 202111 Sep 2021 R41500 R8165
05 Sep 202118 Sep 2021 R45310 R9885
12 Sep 202125 Sep 2021 R45310 R9885
19 Sep 202102 Oct 2021 R45310 R9885
26 Sep 202109 Oct 2021 R45310 R9885
03 Oct 202116 Oct 2021 R45310 R9885
10 Oct 202123 Oct 2021 R45310 R9885
17 Oct 202130 Oct 2021 R45310 R9885
24 Oct 202106 Nov 2021 R45310 R9885
31 Oct 202113 Nov 2021 R45310 R9885
07 Nov 202120 Nov 2021 R45310 R9885
14 Nov 202127 Nov 2021 R45310 R9885
21 Nov 202104 Dec 2021 R45310 R9885
28 Nov 202111 Dec 2021 R45310 R9885
05 Dec 202118 Dec 2021 R45310 R9885
12 Dec 202125 Dec 2021 R45310 R9885

Price Includes:

13 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, accommodation, porterage, transportation, sightseeing as specified.

Price Excludes:

Flight Durban-Port Elizabeth, Visas, travel insurance, flights, tips, drinks, optional activities and items of a personal nature.

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Covid-19 Flexible Booking – Springbok Atlas

Discount Information: COVID-19 Flexible Refund Policy
Conditions: Book with confidence!
This trip features flexible COVID-19 cancelation terms that can allow for a full refund up to 48 hours before your trip date should you experience COVID-19 related travel issues. You will be covered by this policy should one or more of the following conditions apply:
• The government in the guest’s country of residence restricts travel, which has a direct causal impact on the guest’s travel plans.
• Travel restrictions on the destination(s) are imposed by the guest’s country of residence.
• The destination(s) fall under official government sanctioned lockdown.
• The destination(s) close their borders to all international travellers, or to travellers from the guest’s country of residence.
• International flights are cancelled, with no viable alternative routing available to reach your destination in Africa.
• A mandatory quarantine period is imposed by your destination(s), or on return to the guest’s country of residence.
• If the guest has contracted COVID-19, and is in quarantine or under medical treatment, up to 48 hours prior to travel.
• If the guest has been subject to contact tracing and has been asked to self-isolate by officials for a period which extends into their travel plans.
• Supportive documentation to one of the conditions above may be required in order to process your refund.
Please note this policy does not apply in the event a client does not feel comfortable traveling in the absence of any of the above conditions.
This policy applies to new bookings only.

Covid-19 Flexible Booking – Springbok Atlas

Discount Information: COVID-19 Flexible Refund Policy
Conditions: Book with confidence!
This trip features flexible COVID-19 cancelation terms that can allow for a full refund up to 48 hours before your trip date should you experience COVID-19 related travel issues. You will be covered by this policy should one or more of the following conditions apply:
• The government in the guest’s country of residence restricts travel, which has a direct causal impact on the guest’s travel plans.
• Travel restrictions on the destination(s) are imposed by the guest’s country of residence.
• The destination(s) fall under official government sanctioned lockdown.
• The destination(s) close their borders to all international travellers, or to travellers from the guest’s country of residence.
• International flights are cancelled, with no viable alternative routing available to reach your destination in Africa.
• A mandatory quarantine period is imposed by your destination(s), or on return to the guest’s country of residence.
• If the guest has contracted COVID-19, and is in quarantine or under medical treatment, up to 48 hours prior to travel.
• If the guest has been subject to contact tracing and has been asked to self-isolate by officials for a period which extends into their travel plans.
• Supportive documentation to one of the conditions above may be required in order to process your refund.
Please note this policy does not apply in the event a client does not feel comfortable traveling in the absence of any of the above conditions.
This policy applies to new bookings only.