From bush to beach; explore South Africa's Panorama Route through Mpumalanga on this South African overland tour, including safari game drives with the opportunity to see the Big 5 in Kruger and Addo National Park. Discover diverse cultures of Swazi, Zulu and Basotho, cruise in St Lucia, visit Durban's rugged beaches, and discover Garden Route icons Knysna, Tsitsikamma and Hermanus.
7 breakfasts, 3 dinners, accommodation, transport, open vehicle safari, porterage and sightseeing as specified.
Flights: Johannesburg –Nelspruit (to depart JHB after 10H00, but before 15H30), Nelspruit – Cape Town (to depart Nelspruit after 11H00). Cableway ticket.
DAY 1 JOHANNESBURG
Spend a full day exploring Soweto and surrounds. The tour starts with a visit to the prestigious Apartheid Museum. From here you will continue to Soweto for a tour through this vibrant township. Continue to the Liliesleaf Heritage Site for a tour. Once known as Liliesleaf Farm, this fascinating heritage site is closely linked to the Rivonia Treason
Trial that lead to Nelson Mandela’s incarceration. Return to your hotel for overnight.
DAY 2: JOHANNESBURG – KRUGER PARK [BD]
This morning you will be transferred to OR Tambo International Airport for your onward flight to Mpumalanga (unescorted). On arrival you will be met by our representative and transferred to your lodge. After freshening up, enter the world famous Kruger National Park and spend the afternoon game viewing in your closed touring vehicle. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
DAY 3: MPUMALANGA [BD]
Enjoy breakfast before setting out to explore the magnificent Panorama Route, one of the most scenic routes in the region, offering glorious views, spectacular landscapes and exquisite waterfalls. Visit majestic sights including God’s Window, the Three Rondavels and Blyde River Canyon – the third largest canyon of its kind in the world, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the charming village of Graskop – one of the first gold mining camps in the country. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
DAY 4: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK [BD]
The day begins with early morning coffee or tea, followed by a thrilling open vehicle game drive (with an English speaking game ranger) through Kruger National Park with pre-packed breakfast. Your guide will endeavour to spoil you with sightings of the Big 5, general game and prolific bird life. Return to the lodge for lunch (own account) and a short siesta. In the afternoon we will journey once again through
the magnificent expanses of the Kruger National Park (closed vehicle). Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight
DAY 5: KRUGER PARK – CAPE TOWN [B]
Enjoy breakfast before transferring to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport for your onward flight to Cape Town (unescorted). On arrival in Cape Town you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel, where the remainder of the day is yours to relax or explore the city (unescorted).
DAY 6: CAPE TOWN [B]
Continue your journey of discovery by joining a morning Cape Town city tour to explore all the highlights including a trip up Table Mountain (weather permitting & cable way ticket for own account) .The remainder of the afternoon will be at leisure. Overnight in Cape Town.
DAY 7: CAPE TOWN [B]
After a relaxing breakfast, you’ll have a full day at leisure.
Overnight in Cape Town.
DAY 8: CAPE TOWN [B]
Enjoy some last minute shopping (unescorted) or sightseeing (own account). Transfer to the airport, harbor or railway station for your onward journey.