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Garden Route & Kruger

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Cape Town
Durban
Johannesburg
Kruger National Park
Port Elizabeth
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Accommodation
All transfers
Activities
Some meals
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until December 2022
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Unearth the beauty of South Africa's famous Garden Route! Touch down in dynamic Cape Town and head to the dusty deserts of Oudtshoorn. Let Knysna amaze you with its idyllic paradise coves and explore Tsitsikamma National Park. Stop in Port Elizabeth and watch wildlife in Hluhluwe. Enjoy the safari centre of Kruger before taking the Panorama Route to vibrant Johannesburg. 

1st Day: UK/Ireland - Night on board

Arrive at your departure airport, ready for a flight to Cape Town. Night on board.

2nd Day: Cape Town

Arrive in Cape Town, the oldest city in South Africa and known for its beautiful coastline, Table Mountain and for being the country's gastronomic capital. Transfer to the hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure, exploring the diverse neighbourhoods of the city. Overnight stay in Cape Town.

3rd Day: Cape Town

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day at your leisure in cosmopolitan Cape Town, exploring the sights, such as Robben Island or Table Mountain. We recommend heading to the beach to watch the surfers or travelling to the Cape of Good Hope to see where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet. Overnight stay in Cape Town.

4th Day: Cape Town

Breakfast at your hotel. Spend the day enjoying Cape Town at your leisure. We recommend indulging in the fantastic international cuisine that the city is famed for in the numerous food markets or high-end restaurants. Overnight stay in Cape Town.

5th Day: Cape Town - Oudtshoorn

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, set off to Oudtshoorn, the first stop on South Africa's famous Garden Route. This area is known for its ostrich farms and is set within a semi-desert area named 'Little Karoo'. Arrive in Oudtshoorn and enjoy an exciting excursion to the Cango Caves, an amazing cave system with stalactites, stalagmites, and a colony of bats that have made the cave their home. Overnight stay in Oudtshoorn.

6th Day: Oudtshoorn - Knysna

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, embark on the Garden Route towards idyllic Knysna, a haven of paradise coves, ocean views and natural reserves. Arrive at the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day discovering the beautiful surroundings. We recommend enjoying the view from the Eastern Knysna Head Viewpoint. Overnight stay in Knysna.

7th Day: Knysna - Tsitsikamma National Park - Port Elizabeth

Breakfast at the hotel. Start the day with an exciting visit to Tsitsikamma National Park, home to a marine reserve, amazing natural gorges and unique flora and fauna such as the Big Tree, a huge, towering yellow-wood. Spend some time exploring the park and traversing the varied trails, soaking up the untouched nature that surrounds you. Afterwards, head to Port Elizabeth, a city on Algoa Bay known for its beautiful beaches. Arrive, transfer to the hotel and overnight stay in Port Elizabeth.

8th Day: Port Elizabeth - Durban - Hluhluwe

Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight to Durban, the third most populous city in the country, known for its melting-pot of cultures and laid-back atmosphere. From Durban, take the Zululand route all the way to Hluhluwe, situated on the elephant coast, an area known for its national parks, natural diversity and cultural heritage. Arrive at the lodge in time for dinner. Overnight stay in Hluhluwe.

9th Day: Hluhluwe

Breakfast at the lodge. Enjoy a day at your leisure to discover the abundant surroundings. We recommend taking a 4x4 safari in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi National Park to spot the elusive Big Five or a fascinating boat safari on pretty Lake St. Lucia to spot hippos and crocodiles. Dinner and overnight stay in Hluhluwe.

10th Day: Hluhluwe - Kruger National Park

Breakfast at the lodge. Set off towards Kruger National Park today, entering into Swaziland through the Golela Border. Here you can discover authentic Swazi markets, a glass factory and a traditional candle factory and get to know the unique Swazi culture. Continue to Kruger and arrive at your camp. Dinner and overnight stay in Kruger National Park.

11th Day: Kruger National Park

Breakfast at the lodge. Embark on an exciting full-day safari in the abundant Kruger National Park, known for its lions and large game. The park is known for its high density of wild animals including the Big 5: lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos. Many other mammals can be spotted in the wilds of Kruger, as well as diverse bird species such as vultures, eagles and storks. Dinner and overnight stay in Kruger National Park.

12th Day: Kruger National Park - Panorama Route

Breakfast at the lodge. Today get ready for some amazing landscapes as you take the famous Panorama Route through beautiful Hazyview and impressive Blyde River Canyon. Visit Bourke's Luck Potholes, the Three Rondavels and God's Window in Blyde River and be amazed by the natural wonders of this part of South Africa. Overnight stay in White River/Hazyview Area. 

13th Day: Panorama Route - Johannesburg

Breakfast at the hotel. Head to Johannesburg, stopping at historic Pretoria for an informative city tour on the way. After soaking up the culture and history of Pretoria, continue to Johannesburg. Arrive and spend the rest of the day exploring at your leisure. The city has a vibrant arts, music and food scene and there are plenty of events to introduce visitors to the cultural highlights of the city. Overnight stay in Johannesburg.

14th Day: Johannesburg - Night on board

Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to the UK/Ireland. Night on board.

15th Day: UK/Ireland

Arrive in the UK/Ireland and end your trip.

15 days trip including flights*

13 days and 12 nights in destination

1

LON - CPT

2

LON - CPT

Cape Town

3

Cape Town

4

Cape Town

5

Oudtshoorn

6

Knysna

7

Port Elizabeth

8

Hluhluwe

9

Hluhluwe

10

Kruger National Park

11

Kruger National Park

12

White River

13

Johannesburg

14

JNB - LON

15

JNB - LON

* It can change according to your date of travel

Accommodation: 12 Nights

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Included activities

Activities availability is subject to departure dates and itinerary selected.
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Kruger Park Safari

Enjoy a safari in the wilds of Kruger National Park.
Included activity for day 11

The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. 
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  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Cape Town; Johannesburg - UK/Ireland.
  • Internal flights: Port Elizabeth - Durban. *
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  • 12 nights accommodation in Charm & Superior category hotels and lodges.
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  • 12 Breakfasts & 4 Dinners.
  • Transfers in air conditioned vehicle.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated on the itinerary.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • ATOL Protection.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Safari in Kruger National Park.

Not included

Drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

* Documentation of the internal flights will either be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days before your trip or delivered to you on arrival at your destination. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

 

 

  • Entry requirements
    Passport with a minimum validity of six months from date of entry and two blank consecutive pages. Check the special requirements for travelling with children in South Africa: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/south-africa/entry-requirements
  • Visa
    No visa is required for stays of up to 90 days.
  • Currency
    South African Rand
  • Language
    Afrikaans, English, Swazi, Tsonga, Xhosa.
  • Electricity
    230 V 50 Hz
  • Health
    Vaccinations against Tetanus and Hepatitis are recommended. Please consult your doctor regarding malaria prophylaxis.
  • Time zone
    GMT+ 02:00
  • Other useful information
    South Africa is known as the
  • Tourist Office website
    https://www.southafrica.net/gl/en/

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office offer up-to-date travel advice by visiting www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

 

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60 days before departure

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