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Kruger, Cape & Garden Route

South Africa in 16 Days, 13 Nights in Destination

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A nature-focused tour of South Africa, including wildlife spotting in Kruger, a stay in cosmopolitan Cape Town and an incredible journey along the scenic Garden Route!

Trip Highlights

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    Blyde River Canyon
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    Cape Town
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    Johannesburg
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    Knysna
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    Kruger National Park
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    Oudtshoorn
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    Port Elizabeth
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    Pretoria

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  1. All flights

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  3. All transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Some meals

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Accommodation: 13 Nights

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Day 2 to 3

Garden Court O.R. Tambo International Airport

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Johannesburg

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The hotels we select comply with our high standards and requirements per category. The allocation is dependent on availability and seasonality, so you can be assigned any of our selection, including the following: City Lodge Hotel at OR Tambo International Airport, Protea Hotel by Marriott O.R. Tambo Airport, Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre, Johannesburg, O.R. Tambo

Itinerary

An unforgettable journey through South Africa! Touch down in vibrant Johannesburg, spot the Big 5 on safari in Kruger National Park, fall in love with cosmopolitan Cape Town and take in the views from the top of Table Mountain! Travel along the scenic Garden Route to discover the rural charms of Oudtshoorn, the natural beauty of Knysna and the creative atmosphere of Port Elizabeth.

1st Day: UK/Ireland - Night on board
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Arrive at your UK/Ireland departure airport ready to check-in for a flight to Johannesburg.* Night on board.

* If your outbound flight leaves at dawn (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the selected departure day.

Why not make the most of your time in South Africa by adding one of our optional excursion packages. Choose between our Gastronomic or Adventure packages in the next step of the booking process!

Our Gastronomic Package includes two meals at excellent restaurants in Cape Town plus a Bo-Kapp Cooking Tour and Cape Winelands Excursion.

Our Adventure Package includes a Full-Day Kruger Game Drive, an exciting Shark Cage Diving Experience and an Atlantis Dunes Quad Biking Excursion.

Please note: you can only choose one of the optional excursion packages (Adventure or Gastronomic). 

2nd Day: Johannesburg
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Arrive in Johannesburg and transfer to the hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure, perhaps exploring the city and its diverse and vibrant neighbourhoods. Why not get stuck into Jo-burg's food scene, with its pop-up eateries, trendy bars and restaurants? Furthermore, the city is a real cultural hub and a great place to catch live music performances! Overnight stay in Johannesburg.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Garden Court O.R. Tambo I... or similar

1071 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Adventure Package of 3 Excursions

Challenging

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Gastronomic Package of 4 Excursions

Light

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3rd Day: Johannesburg - Mpumalanga - Kruger
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Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer by road to Mpumalanga. You're headed for Kruger, home to some of the most impressive wildlife in South Africa. Along the way, see some of the most iconic sights of the Panorama Route such as the Blyde River Canyon and the Three Rondavels (entrance fees not included). You're sure to fall in love with the natural beauty of South Africa's landscapes! * Arrive and transfer to the hotel to check-in. Spend the evening relaxing at your leisure, ready to explore the wilds of Kruger in the morning! Dinner and overnight.

Please note: Today's journey takes approximately 7-8 hours by road and includes stops along the way for lunch (at own expense) and sightseeing. There will be no accompanying guide for this journey so take the opportunity to enjoy the passing landscapes as you travel through some of the most spectacular regions in South Africa.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ingwenyama Conference & S... or similar

260 Reviews

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Activities

included
Blyde River Canyon Highlights

Moderate

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4th Day: Kruger National Park
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Adventure awaits as you set off on a full-day 4x4 game drive in Kruger National Park. Begin the day with an early morning safari in the southern area of the game reserve with breakfast on the go. This game viewing area is known as the 'Southern Circle' and is renowned for its populations of rhinos and lions. Continue with an afternoon game drive in Kruger National Park and discover the spectacular diversity of animals in one of the world's largest game reserves. Remember to bring comfortable shoes, warm and rainproof jackets, sunhat and protection and cameras to capture the beautiful wildlife! As the day draws to a close, return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ingwenyama Conference & S... or similar

260 Reviews

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Activities

included
Full-Day 4x4 Game Drive at Kruger National Park

Light

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5th Day: Kruger National Park
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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day at your leisure to explore the beautiful natural landscapes of Kruger and the White River area. If you'd prefer to get back out on safari, we recommend an optional day trip to Kruger National Park to experience more of its wildlife-rich eco-systems.* Dinner and overnight.

* Optional Kruger National Park Day Trip: Set off to the wilds of Kruger for your chance to spot the famous Big Five. Enjoy a slow drive through the national park, home to elephants, buffalos, giraffes, impalas, zebras and, of course, lions and spend an unforgettable day in the wilds of Southern Africa! Packed lunch included.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Ingwenyama Conference & S... or similar

260 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Full-Day Safari in Kruger National Park

Light

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6th Day: Kruger - Johannesburg - Cape Town
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Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer by road back to Johannesburg, stopping to see the exterior of the Union Buildings in Pretoria, the official headquarters of the South African government. * Arrive in Johannesburg and transfer to the airport to catch a flight to Cape Town. Arrive in Cape Town, known as the 'Mother City', and transfer to the hotel. Spend the remainder of the day exploring Cape Town's vibrant neighborhoods and beautiful harborfront at your leisure. Overnight stay in Cape Town.

Please note: Today's journey takes approximately 7-8 hours by road and includes stops along the way for lunch (at own expense) and sightseeing. There will be no accompanying guide for this journey so take the opportunity to enjoy the passing landscapes as you travel through some of the most spectacular regions in South Africa.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Protea Hotel Cape Town Se... or similar

520 Reviews

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Activities

included
Union Buildings Visit in Pretoria

Moderate

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7th Day: Cape Town
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Breakfast at the hotel. Get to know Cape Town today with a hop-on hop-off bus tour ticket! South Africa's capital combines cosmopolitanism, culture and architecture and is surrounded by jaw-dropping natural landscapes. With the hop-on and hop-off ticket, you can visit over 30 stops and tick off some of the most remarkable attractions in the 'Mother City'. Afterwards, use your Table Mountain Cableway ticket to ride to the top of legendary Table Mountain! From here, take in the spectacular views across the city and the Cape Peninsula.*  Return to the hotel at your leisure and spend the evening exploring Cape Town's eclectic restaurants and vibrant nightlife! Overnight stay in Cape Town.

 

Please note: the Table Mountain Cableway in Cape Town will be closed for maintenance from the 25th of July until the 28th of August 2022. If your trip coincides with these dates, you will enjoy an included Sunset Cruise instead and your included Hop-On Hop-Off bus tickets will still enable you to visit the lower station of the cableway if you wish. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Protea Hotel Cape Town Se... or similar

520 Reviews

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Activities

included
Cape Town Hop-On Hop-Off Tour & Table Mountain

Light

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8th Day: Cape Town
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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a free day by discovering the city further. We recommend taking the optional Cape Winelands excursion, especially if you're a wine lover as this region is known for its award-winning whites and reds.* Overnight stay in Cape Town.

Optional Full-Day Wine Route Excursion with Wine Tasting: Set off into the lush Winelands outside of Cape Town and visit the wine producers in Stellenbosch for delicious wine tasting and a cellar tour.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Protea Hotel Cape Town Se... or similar

520 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Winelands Visit and Wine Tasting Full Day

Light

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9th Day: Cape Town
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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a free day to discover the city further. We recommend taking the optional Full-Day tour of the Cape Peninsula, a paradise of natural beauty, vineyards and coastal seal and penguin colonies!* Overnight stay in Cape Town.

* Optional Full-Day Cape Peninsula Excursion: Enjoy the delights of the Cape Peninsula including Clifton, Camps Bay, Llandudno and the amazing Twelve Apostles. Pass through Noordhoek and see the local ostriches before visiting the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point. Fall in love with the Penguin Colony and Boulder's Beach and see Simons Town and Muizenberg Beach.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Protea Hotel Cape Town Se... or similar

520 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Cape Peninsula Full-Day Excursion

Moderate

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10th Day: Cape Town - Oudtshoorn
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Breakfast at the hotel. Leave Cape Town behind as set off for the rural landscapes of the Western Cape. You're headed for Oudtshoorn, one of the most important towns in the scenic Little Karoo Valley. Founded in 1847, the city lies between the Swartberg Mountains in the north and the Outeniqua Mountains in the south. Oudtshoorn is famed for its South African ostriches and is home to a number of ostrich farms. Arrive in the afternoon and, once settled at the hotel, get out and explore this charming town at your leisure. We recommend an optional excursion to a local Ostrich Farm to learn more about these charismatic and interesting birds!* Overnight stay in Oudtshoorn.

*Optional Ostrich Farm Excursion:  Learn more about the world's largest bird at one of Oudtshoorn's local ostrich farms. Home to around 25,000 ostriches, visit the hatchery and take a tour of the farm to learn more about these incredible land birds. Enjoy getting to know these friendly ostriches and take the chance to get up close and feed them by hand! Dinner at the farm is included.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Surval Boutique Olive Est... or similar

516 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Ostrich Farm Excursion
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11th Day: Oudtshoorn - Knysna
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Breakfast at the hotel. Leave the sleepy town of Oudtshoorn behind as you head east, driving down the incredible Outeniqua Pass, which offers stunning views of the beautiful scenery of the Western Cape including deep gorges, ravines and high cliffs. You're headed for Knysna, nestled between the towering Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean and one of the most famous towns on the scenic Garden Route. Surrounded by pristine forests, beaches and lagoons, arrive in the late morning and get settled at the hotel. The remainder of the day is free to explore the beautiful waterfront and pretty coastline of Knysna at your leisure. Overnight stay in Knysna. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
South Villa Guest House or similar

347 Reviews

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12th Day: Knysna
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Breakfast at the hotel. Take a day at your leisure in Knysna. Why not enjoy a stroll along the waterfront to find a nice spot for lunch or pay a visit to the attractions on Leisure Island? We recommend an optional excursion to the Featherbed Nature Reserve to explore more of the unique landscapes and wildlife of this incredible region!* Overnight stay in Knysna.

*Optional Half-Day Featherbed Nature Reserve Excursion: Head to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, nestled on the coastline of the Western Head. Take the ferry across Knysna Lagoon and continue by 4x4 up to the headland to take in the spectacular views. Explore untouched natural environments of wild beaches and coastal forests on a 2.2-kilometer walk, accompanied by the insights of a specialist guide. Stop for lunch at the outdoor restaurant under a canopy of milkwood trees.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
South Villa Guest House or similar

347 Reviews

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Activities

Optional
Half-Day Featherbed Nature Reserve Excursion

Moderate

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13th Day: Knysna - Port Elizabeth
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Breakfast at the hotel. Leave Knysna this morning as you depart for Tsitsikamma National Park, famed for its ancient forests, tranquil rivers and pristine stretches of coastline. Part of the wider Garden Route National Park, Tsitsikamma includes a marine reserve that stretches 5-kilometers out to sea. Pay a visit to Storms River Mouth, where you can enjoy exceptional views of the sea, coastline and river mouth and stroll along the boardwalk to soak up the scenery. Cross Storms River on a 77-meter-long suspension bridge and visit another viewpoint before continuing your journey to Port Elizabeth. Arrive in the afternoon and, once settled, enjoy the remainder of the day to explore at your leisure. Port Elizabeth is a coastal city on the Eastern Cape, known for its creative culture and beautiful beaches. It's the perfect place to enjoy some downtime after completing the incredible Garden Route! Overnight stay in Port Elizabeth. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Garden Court Kings Beach or similar

1047 Reviews

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Activities

included
Tsitsikamma National Park & Storms River Mouth
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14th Day: Port Elizabeth - Johannesburg
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Breakfast at the hotel. It's time to bid farewell to the beautiful Cape coastline as you transfer to the airport to catch a flight back to Johannesburg. Arrive, get settled at the hotel and enjoy your final moments in South Africa at your leisure, perhaps shopping for souvenirs or making the most of the city's vibrant nightlife. Overnight stay in Johannesburg. 

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Garden Court O.R. Tambo I... or similar

1071 Reviews

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15th Day: Johannesburg - Night on board
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Breakfast at the hotel.* Sadly, it's time to bring your journey through this beautiful country to an end. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to the UK/Ireland. Night on board.**

* Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

** Depending on the choice of flight, you may arrive back in the UK/Ireland today.

16th Day: UK/Ireland
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Arrive in the UK/Ireland and end your trip.

Included activities

Included

Blyde River Canyon Highlights

Included activity for day 3 in Blyde River Canyon

On the way to Kruger, enjoy the most captivating natural sights of the Blyde River Canyon such as the Three Rondavels (entrance fees not included).

Duration 00:30h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Inside of the park, there is a rest area with restaurants.

Full-Day 4x4 Game Drive at Kruger National Park

Included activity for day 4 in Kruger National Park

Enjoy a full-day 4x4 game drive in the southern area of South Africa's most famous game reserve. This is your opportunity to see the "Big Five" in-person!

Duration 11:00h Approx. Pick up time: 05:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Union Buildings Visit in Pretoria

Included activity for day 6 in Pretoria

Stop at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, the official headquarters of South African government.

Duration 00:30h Approx. Pick up time: 07:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Included
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The cable car ticket can be used from 13h, and if it is not possible to use the first day, it is possible to use it the next days.

Cape Town Hop-On Hop-Off Tour & Table Mountain

Included activity for day 7 in Cape Town

Enjoy the a Hop-on Hop-off bus tour ticket to discover most remarkable attractions of the 'Mother City'. Take the Cableway up to Table Mountain for unforgettable views across the city and beyond.

Duration 09:00h Approx.

Physical rating:

Light

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
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You can only choose one of the two optional excursion packages (Adventure or Gastronomy). The order of the excursions is based on the arrival day.

Gastronomic Package of 4 Excursions

Suggested activity for day 2

This package includes a Cape Winelands Excursion (day 7), a meal at Baii Seafood Restaurant at the V&A Waterfront (day of your choice), a Bo-Kapp Cooking Tour (day 8) and an exciting meal and drumming experience at Gold Restaurant (day of your choice).

Physical rating:

Light

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Optional
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You can only choose one of the two optional excursion packages (Adventure or Gastronomy). The order of the excursions is based on the arrival day.

Adventure Package of 3 Excursions

Suggested activity for day 2

Experience unforgettable wildlife and landscapes with this package. It includes a full-day game drive in Kruger National Park (day 4), Shark Cage Diving experience (day 7) and an Atlantis Dunes Quad Bike excursion from Cape Town (day 8).

Physical rating:

Challenging

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Clients to remain inside the safari vehicle at all times unless otherwise instructed by the ranger.

Full-Day Safari in Kruger National Park

Suggested activity for day 5 in Kruger National Park

Enjoy a full-day safari in South Africa's most famous game reserve. Take your chance to observe local wildlife in their native habitat.

Duration 11:00h Approx. Pick up time: 05:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Winelands Visit and Wine Tasting Full Day

Suggested activity for day 8 in Cape Town

Experience the delicious taste of Stellencosch’s award winning selection of red and white wines as you sip them paired with a delectable variety of cheeses to complement before embarking on a cellar your of another wine estate.

Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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The price includes

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  • Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
  • International flights: UK/Ireland - Johannesburg, Johannesburg - UK/Ireland.
  • Domestic flights: Johannesburg - Cape Town, Port Elizabeth - Johannesburg . *
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  • 13 nights hotel accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels. **
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  • 13 breakfasts and 3 dinners.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles with an English-speaking driver.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • ATOL protection.
  • Safari in Kruger National Park with an English-speaking guide.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

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.

** Accommodation in Kruger Area (White River): Family rooms are available only in the Karula Hotel in White River.

Please note: This is not a fully guided tour. You will be accompanied by a guide during the Kruger National Park safari only and during any optional excursions if you choose to take them.

Why not make the most of your time in South Africa by adding one of our optional excursion packages. Choose between our Gastronomic or Adventure packages in the next step of the booking process!

Our Gastronomic Package includes two meals at excellent restaurants in Cape Town plus a Bo-Kapp Cooking Tour and Cape Winelands Excursion.*

* Please note: this optional package requires a minimum of 4 participants in order for it to operate. If there are not enough participants, the optional excursion will be cancelled and you will be refunded for it when you return from your trip. 

Our Adventure Package includes a Full-Day Kruger Game Drive, an exciting Shark Cage Diving Experience and an Atlantis Dunes Quad Biking Excursion.*

* Please note: Children are not allowed to do the Adventure package.

Please Note on optional excursions and packages: before selecting optional excursions, please check the inclusions of the optional excursion packages to ensure you are not selecting an excursion already included in your chosen package. 

Please note:

* The Winelands visit cannot be combined with the Adventure Package due to an overlap of activities.
* The Full-Day Peninsula Excursion cannot be combined with the Gastronomic or Adventure packages due to an overlap of activities.
* Only one optional activity can be selected per day.
* You must choose between either the Gastronomic Package or the Adventure Package. It is not possible to do both.

  • 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 

If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +44 20 8068 3176 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

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

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