Spectacular South Africa Culture & Nature in Harmony - 13 to 15 Days

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Spectacular South Africa Culture & Nature in Harmony - 13 to 15 Days

Main destination Africa · About Adventure
Visit one of the oldest working ostrich farms in Oudtshoorn – the ostrich capital of South Africa – and learn about these fascinating animals. Experience a thrilling cable car ride rising more than 3,000 feet. Learn the local beat with a lesson on the djembe drums.

From $3,539* pp | 13-15 Days • 21-25 Meals *Rate is per person, land only, double occupancy, tour inclusions and available options may vary based on departure date.

Day1

Overnight Flight

One country with a world of treasures, South Africa awaits your arrival. Breathtaking mountain scenery, winding coastlines, remarkable cultural diversity and abundant wildlife in its natural habitat comprise this incredible experience.
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Day2

Sandton, South Africa - Tour Begins

Your journey begins in Sandton, a city established in 1969. Famous for its rich veins of gold and other valuable minerals, it is now the bustling cosmopolitan centre of greater Johannesburg.
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  • Temperature: High 22° Low 11°
  • Rainfall: 1"
  • Hotel: Da Vinci Hotel And Suites

Day3

Sandton - Soweto - Sandton

Today you visit the Apartheid Museum which commemorates the rise and fall of apartheid in South Africa. A guided tour of Soweto – South West Township – showcases luxurious mansions and informal settlements as you learn about the historical significance of the area. Experience the regional lifestyle when joining locals for lunch at a nearby Shebeen, or house tavern. This afternoon, have some time to ponder history at Liliesleaf, the location of Nelson Mandela’s arrest and the former centre and place of refuge of the liberation movement. Gather this evening with your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Temperature: High 22° Low 11°
  • Rainfall: 1"
  • Hotel: Da Vinci Hotel And Suites

Day4

Panoramic Route - Kruger National Park

Travel through the spectacular Northern Drakensberg Mountain Range en route to Kruger National Park, the largest game reserve in South Africa. Scenic wonders surround you as you pass through the Blyde River Canyon, made mostly of red sandstone and known as one of Africa's greatest natural wonders. Set against the triple mountain formation of the Three Rondovals, resembling traditional round houses of the indigenous people, the canyon is the third largest in the world. Along this magnificent route you will also see Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the dramatic natural cylinders shaped by millions of years of natural erosion caused by fast-flowing sand-filled waters. This evening, enjoy a traditional Boma dinner under the stars where you may sample some local game meat!
  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
  • Temperature: High 29° Low 15°
  • Rainfall: 1"
  • Hotel: Protea Hotel Kruger Gate

Day5

Kruger National Park - Safari Game Drive

Have your camera ready for an unforgettable day of adventure and excitement! Enjoy a full day open-air-vehicle safari game drive. A local expert leads you in search of the "Big 5" – elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhino – and provides insight into these fascinating animals along the way. Watch carefully – you may also see a graceful impala, dazzling zebra or gorgeous giraffe. Relax with a picnic lunch surrounded by giraffe in the natural beauty of Kruger National Park.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Temperature: High 29° Low 15°
  • Rainfall: 1"
  • Hotel: Protea Hotel Kruger Gate

Day6

Kruger National Park - Johannesburg - George - Knysna

Travel back to Johannesburg to board your flight to George. Upon arrival, travel to the picturesque resort town of Knysna, in the heart of the Garden Route, to enjoy a 3-night stay.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Temperature: High 23° Low 16°
  • Rainfall: 1"
  • Hotel: Log-inn Knysna

Day7

Knysna

Today we visit nearby Featherbed Nature Reserve. Begin with a lagoon cruise out to the famous Knysna Heads which mark the entrance to the lagoon. Next, board a 4x4 vehicle and travel deep into the forest. Discover the local flora and fauna during a leisurely paced nature walk. Enjoy lunch amongst the ancient milkwood trees – so called because of their white latex sap – before your return cruise. This afternoon, visit Plettenberg Bay, a tranquil and charming town originally known as “Bahia Formosa” (or “Beautiful Bay.”) Enjoy views of beaches, dramatic rock formations and lagoons. Later you return to Knysna.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Temperature: High 21° Low 13°
  • Rainfall: 2"
  • Hotel: Log-inn Knysna

Day8

Knysna - Oudtshoorn - Knysna

This morning’s township tour will highlight the diversity of this community, followed by a touching experience as you visit a school.* Learn about the efforts of the Collette Foundation and the local community to conquer the challenges of educating the children of the region. Travel to Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of South Africa. Enjoy a guided tour of one of the oldest working ostrich farms in the area, after which you can catch a glimpse of ostriches big and small while on a tractor safari through the Lucerne fields. An outdoor barbecue lunch adds to an amazing day. Upon your return to Knysna, enjoy some time to independently explore the charming waterfront area.
  • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
  • Temperature: High 21° Low 13°
  • Rainfall: 2"
  • Hotel: Log-inn Knysna

Day9

Knysna - Cape Town

Before leaving the Garden Route, enjoy a visit to the Aloe Ferox region where you will enjoy an aloe-tapping demonstration and a stroll in the indigenous gardens. Later this afternoon, arrive in the beautiful harbourside city of Cape Town.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Temperature: High 19° Low 11°
  • Rainfall: 3"
  • Hotel: Commodore Hotel-legacy Hotels International

Day10

Cape Town

Enjoy a panoramic tour of this lovely city. Cape Town celebrates its noted architecture that fuses the traditions of the French, German and Dutch. Enjoy a thrilling ride on a cable car as it whisks you to an altitude of more than 3,000 feet, landing atop the aptly named – and flat-topped – Table Mountain.** The views of Cape Town, Robben Island and Lion’s Head will leave you breathless. Return to the city via Table Bay, passing through the Malay Quartre with its mosques and minarets. Make a special stop at the Milnerton Lighthouse.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Temperature: High 19° Low 11°
  • Rainfall: 3"
  • Hotel: Commodore Hotel-legacy Hotels International

Day11

Cape Town - Franschhoek - Cape Town

Journey to the beautiful winelands region, known for its colourful mountains and endless vineyards. Visit a local winery for a wine tasting, followed by lunch overlooking the vineyards. After lunch, it’s your choice! Take a tour of the wine cellar and learn about the different vintages and blends created at the winery. Or, embark on a scenic walk through the winelands along the Franschhoek River.
  • Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
  • Temperature: High 19° Low 11°
  • Rainfall: 3"
  • Hotel: Commodore Hotel-legacy Hotels International

Day12

Cape Town

Explore the coastal scenery and charming towns that populate the Cape Peninsula. Travel out to Cape Point, stopping for a visit with the penguins at Boulders Beach. This evening, experience a unique farewell to Africa as you enjoy a lesson on the djembe drums and a soothing hand washing ceremony before a communal African dining experience!
  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
  • Temperature: High 19° Low 11°
  • Rainfall: 3"
  • Hotel: Commodore Hotel-legacy Hotels International

Day13

Cape Town - Tour Ends

Your tour ends today in Cape Town.
  • Meals: Breakfast

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