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14 Night South Africa – A Memorable Journey

Spend time in the cosmopolitan Johannesburg, marvel at the 3rd largest canyon in the world & embark on an unforgettable safari!
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14 Night South Africa – A Memorable Journey

CruisePlus Land Offer

Roundtrip Johannesburg

November 4, 2018

Tourcan Vacations Land Tour

Embark on your most memorable journey, taking you in South Africa’s core. From Johannesburg’s charm to the majestic Table Mountain, wildlife viewing at Kruger National Park, Blyde River Canyon, Cape Peninsula tour – your senses will be satisfied with this comprehensive African package.

Highlights

  • Explore Johannesburg “Egoli” meaning “The City of Gold”
  • Marvel at the beauty of the world-famous Kruger National Park with its abundant wildlife
  • Enjoy Cape Town – South Africa’s oldest city, set at the foot of Table Mountain
  • Embrace African grandeur, while visiting sites such as God’s Window, the Three Rondawels and Blyderiver Canyon, Luck Potholes, the village of Graskop & much more!

What we are Including

  • 14-night/ 15-day (including travel time) guided South Africa tour
  • International and domestic flights*
  • Breakfast daily, 1 lunch & 5 dinners
  • Arrival & departure transfers
  • First class accommodations as per itinerary
  • Transportation accompanied by an English speaking driver/guide up to and including Knysna
  • Sightseeing and entrances fees
  • Open and closed vehicles during game viewing drives
  • Porterage of one bag
  • Taxes
Prices From
Vancouver | Calgary $6269pp
Toronto | Ottawa $5929pp

*Ask about your gateway

All pricing is per person, based on double occupancy and in CAD

Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 Johannesburg

Board your flight to Washington and your onward connection to Johannesburg, South Africa.

Day 2 Johannesburg

Welcome to Johannesburg “Egoli” meaning “The City of Gold”! Upon your arrival, clear customs and immigration, pick up your checked luggage then walk to the arrival hall where our local representative will meet and transfer you to your hotel located in Sandton.

Day 3 Johannesburg - Kruger National Park

This morning you will be collected from your hotel, heading east to the Mpumalanga region. After freshening up at your lodge; enter the world-famous Kruger National Park and spend the afternoon game viewing in your closed touring vehicle. The park offers some of the best game viewing and wildlife opportunities in the world – and the visitor will soon appreciate the challenges of managing this unique reserve. Return to the lodge for dinner.

Day 4 Mpumalanga

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 Rondawels and Blyderiver Canyon – the third largest canyon of its kind in the world, Bourkes Luck Potholes and the charming village of Graskop, one of the first gold mining camps in the country. Return to the lodge for dinner.

Day 5 Kruger National Park

The day begins with early morning coffee or tea, followed by a thrilling open vehicle game drive (with English speaking game ranger) through Kruger National Park with pre-packed breakfast. Your guide will endeavour to spoil you with sightings of the “Big Five”, 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, unrivalled in its diversity of flora and fauna. Enjoy an afternoon of game viewing in your closed touring vehicle pursuing the Big Five and other rare and endangered species. Return to the lodge for dinner.

Day 6 Kruger National Park - Johannesburg - Cape Town

Enjoy breakfast before starting the return journey to Johannesburg. Arrive in Johannesburg, at OR Tambo International Airport for your onward flight to Cape Town. On arrival in Cape Town, the oldest city in South Africa, spectacularly set at the foot of Table Mountain, 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 7 Cape Town

Today, enjoy a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula. Drive through Sea Point, the seaside village of Hout Bay and then to Cape Point where (by tradition) it is said that the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. Enjoy the scenic views during the time you have for a walkabout. Return to Cape Town through the historic naval base of Simon’s Town where a stop is made at Boulders Beach to view the Jackass Penguins. Continue via Muizenberg to visit Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, a centre for the preservation of the region’s unique flora.

Day 8 Cape Town

This morning depart on a half day City and Table Mountain Tour. Our drive to the city centre takes us past famous landmarks such as the Castle of Good Hope built in 1666 by the Dutch East India Company and City Hall, a baroque building and the Grand Parade. As we follow the city’s main thoroughfare, Adderley Street, we will see St. George’s Cathedral, the Anglican Diocese of Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu. We will pass the Company Gardens and the Malay Quarter [also known as the Bo-Kaap] which means "Above Cape" because of its location up against the slopes of Table Mountain. In the early 18th century, thousands of slaves from Java, Ceylon and other Far Eastern regions were brought to Cape Town. After slavery was abolished, their descendants, known as the Cape Malay’s, settled here. Our route then leads us to Kloof Nek and the magnificent Table Mountain. We'll ascend to the top [weather permitting] by the revolving cable car. Here, we'll see wildflowers and the famous silver tree, and marvel at a birds-eye view of the city and its beaches. On a clear day, it is even possible to see Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned on one side and Cape Point on the other. Descend from the Upper Cableway station to your awaiting vehicle and then proceed, around Table Bay, to the Milnerton area (time permitting). From here we can see Table Mountain from the same perspective as the early settlers did when they sailed into Table Bay.

Day 9 Cape Town - Karoo - Garden Route - Prince Albert

Following breakfast, depart on the overland journey through the Karoo and Garden Route. Travel through the picturesque Hex River Valley, surrounded by magnificent mountains, vineyards and fruit orchards. This area is considered to be the biggest producer of table grapes in South Africa. Enjoy a wine tasting along the route that boasts having the longest harvest season in the world. Continue to Matjiesfontein, where a part of the local hotel served as a convalescent hospital for British officers during the Anglo-Bar War. The entire village was declared a National Heritage Site in 1975 and is today a charming, beautifully restored throwback to the late Victorian era. The journey continues to Prince Albert, another delightful village, dating back to 1762. The town is known for its sun-ripened fresh and dried fruit, vineyards, olives and local cheese.

Day 10 Prince Albert - Oudtshoorn

After breakfast, enjoy a spectacular drive over the Meiringspoort Mountain Pass offering breathtaking rock formations and views as the road winds its way through the Swartberg Mountains to the quaint Little Karoo village of De Rust. Continue to Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world and home to the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves. Enjoy a tour of one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ages. In the afternoon, visit an Ostrich Farm for a guided tour.

Day 11 Oudtshoorn - Knysna

After breakfast, travel over the Outeniqua Mountain Pass to George, the sixth oldest town in South Africa, with many historical landmarks such as the Slave Tree and King Edward VII Library building; said to be the best example of Edwardian architecture in the town. The tour travels via Wilderness, an attractive holiday resort to Knysna, known as the oyster box of South Africa, nestling on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route. Arrive in time for a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, where you 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 12 Knysna

Today you’ll have the opportunity to explore the natural beauty of the Knysna area. Your journey will include a visit to the Garden of Eden, set in the lush, green, indigenous Knysna forest. Afterwards visit Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, where you will be able to see a variety of primates, roaming free in the forest. The sanctuary is well known for its efforts to rehabilitate and free previously caged primates. The tour continues to the famous Eastern Head, where you will enjoy spectacular views of the Knysna Heads (weather permitting). Afterwards, you’ll travel to Brenton on Sea, a breathtaking holiday location and a nature lover’s paradise with its unspoilt beaches and peaceful surroundings.

Day 13 Knysna - Port Elizabeth

After breakfast, you’ll head eastwards (with your driver only) along the Tsitsikamma Forest to Port Elizabeth, known as the “friendly city”, with a wonderful climate. On arrival, you will be dropped off at your hotel for an evening at leisure. Dinner included at the hotel.

Day 14 Port Elizabeth - Johannesburg - Flight Home

Some free time prior to your transfer to the Port Elizabeth airport to board your flight to Johannesburg and connection home.

Day 15 Arrival Back Home

Arrive back to your home gateway.

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