12 Day South Africa Highlights (Accommodated) - 12 Days

12 Day South Africa Highlights (Accommodated)
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Introduction

This 12 day highlight South Africa will allow you to explore Mossel Bay – Oudtshoorn – Knysna – Stormsriver – Johannesburg – Kruger National Park just in 12 days. The South Africa Explorer takes you into the pulse of the country and showcases a diverse range of beloved highlights. Your journey begins at Cape Agulhas, the southernmost top of Africa and moves along the famed Garden Route. You then continue to Johannesburg, the ‘City of Gold’ where the history of the country comes alive through stories of the past in a selection of optional activities.

Overview

  • DEPARTURE: This tour departs From Cape Town
  • COUNTRY(‘S): South Africa
  • TOUR CODE: 12A-SA-HGH-1
  • RETURN: To JNB Airport
  • PASSENGERS: Minimum 1 Traveler and a Maximum of 24 Travelers per group
  • STYLE: Accommodated
  • MEALS: BB: Breakfast and D: Dinner
  • VEHICLE: 2-3: Double Cab 4×4/ SUV
  • 4 – 7 guests: Toyota Quantum/Landcruiser with a purpose-built trailer
  • 8-14 guests: Toyota Dyna truck (a modified safari vehicle) / Iveco Daily 24-Seater
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Day 1
Day 1: Cape Town to Mossel Bay (384.4 km)

Accommodation: Diaz Hotel & Resort, Mossel Bay / Similar

This morning guest will be picked up at Cape Town accommodation or airport and drive to Stoney point penguin colony the journey continues to Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of Africa, where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. The area has largely been untouched and unexplored with its rugged coast line being the graveyard for many a ship. Mossel Bay Idyllically set along the Garden Route on South Africa’s spectacularly scenic coastline, the port town Mossel Bay has rapidly grown from its days as a little fishing village. Today it is a thriving holiday resort town boasting a large bay edged by long sandy beaches. Mossel Bay serves as an excellent base from which to explore the renowned Garden Route. After this thrilling experience, we continue via historic Swellendam, the third oldest town in South Africa, to Mossel Bay, from where the Garden Route extends to the Storms River in the east. Overnight in Mossel Bay.

Meals: Dinner

Included Activities: Visit to Oceans

Overnight: Diaz Hotel & Resort

The Diaz Hotel And Resort is located on the pristine seashore of Mossel Bay’s renowned Diaz Beach, right in the heart of the picturesque Garden Route. The hotel offers spectacular ocean views from every window and balcony. Accommodation is offered in 86 superior sea-facing rooms, as well as in a dormitory which can accommodate up to 60 students. The dormitory is located opposite the indoor heated swimming pool and super tubes.

Facilities further include an outdoor rim-flow pool with pool deck and chairs, 2 restaurants, a bar on the beach, free Wi-Fi, a playground, gym with sauna and sunbed, free under roof parking, a convenience store, a 24-hour front desk and a laundry. A water park and miniature golf course are located next to the hotel.

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Day 2
Day 2: Mossel Bay to Oudtshoorn (85.6 km)

Accommodation: La Plume Boutique Guest House, Oudtshoorn / Similar

Guest will have a nice breakfast and will drive off to a museum in Mossel Bay, and the Koisan Caves and take a scenic drive through the wilderness and the Garden Route. Guest can have a stop for a delicious Oyster lunch at the Kynsa heads. Upon arrival guest will check in and go on a relaxing sunset cruise on the lagoon ends the day.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Included Activities: Visit to Museum and sunset cruise

Overnight: La Plume Boutique Guest House

La Plume is a Boutique Guest House with Spa on a working ostrich, alfalfa, and cattle farm offering spectacular views of the Swartberg Mountains and the Olifants River Valley. A warm welcome awaits you at this charming 1902 Victorian homestead with its tranquil surroundings where old-world charm is combined with modern comforts to ensure extraordinary service and personal attention.

La Plume offers stylish luxury with a diverse range of accommodation from a Cottage, Private Farm Villa, Luxury Rooms to Luxury Junior Suite, Honeymoon and Superior Suites. With private entrances, sunny verandas and elegant, comfortable antiques, each of the 20 individually furnished air-conditioned units offer satellite television, free WiFi, minibar and abundant comforts.

The restaurant serves a full English Breakfast Buffet, lunch menu, picnic baskets, cheese platters and for dinner enjoy a Four Course Buffet with exceptional local wine in the candlelit dining room of the 1902 Victorian homestead.

Join the owner for an informative tour of this working ostrich, alfalfa and cattle farm. Learn about the day to day activities in the life of a full-time farmer and one of the few experts on the ostrich industry.

“Our philosophy is exclusivity and exceptional comfort with warm, personal attention in an environment conducive to the art of gracious living. La Plume welcomes you.”

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Day 3
Day 3: Oudtshoorn to Knysna (119.1 km)

Accommodation: aha The Rex Hotel / Similar

This morning guest will have breakfast and drive over to the Outeniqua Pass to George, the sixth oldest town in South Africa, with many historical landmarks like the Slave Tree and King Edward VII Library building. The tour travels through 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. Guest will enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve (weather permitting), 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.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Included Activity: lagoon cruise

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Day 4
Day 4: Knysna

Accommodation: aha The Rex Hotel, / Similar

Today guest will have the chance 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. The main attraction is the forest itself, beautiful yellow wood trees, thick green foliage and streams. Then you will have the opportunity to visit Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary, where you will be able to see a variety of primates, roaming free in the forest. Afterwards you’ll travel to Brenton on Sea, a breath-taking holiday location and a nature lover’s paradise with its unspoilt beaches and peaceful surroundings.

Meal: Breakfast and Dinner

Included Activities: visit Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary

Overnight: aha The Rex Hotel

Knysna is a haven of beaches, forests, lakes and sea, and aha The Rex Hotel is one of this coastal town’s most sophisticated accommodation offerings. A warm welcome and timeless elegance ensure guests enjoy a special experience during their stay at aha The Rex Hotel, as we promise superior service and exceptional comfort time and again.

Located on the world-famous Garden Route, aha The Rex Hotel is a celebration of urban style, making it one of the most exhilarating getaway destinations in its class. Expect an eclectic mix of modern and classic comforts that capture the essence of 4-star luxury. The O Bar & Eatery menu matches the contemporary setting with cuisine that is beautifully presented and prepared using only the freshest ingredients. aha The Rex Hotel offers travellers a gateway to Knysna’s outstanding restaurants, blossoming forests, nature reserves, arts and crafts, and the shores of the serene lagoon.

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Day 5
Day 5: Knysna to Stormsriver (95.3 km)

Accommodation: Tsitsikamma Village Inn, Stormsriver / Similar

Guest will have delicious breakfast in the morning and drive to Plettenberg Bay, Stormsriver Backed by the Tsitsikamma Mountains’ mighty Storms River Peak and surrounded by swathes of indigenous forest, Stormsriver Village, in South Africa’s Eastern Cape, is an incredibly scenic destination known as an adventure sporter’s paradise. At the Tsitsikamma National Park and others nearby, adrenaline-junkies delight in ample opportunities for canopying, ziplining, tubing, bungee jumping, kayaking, snorkelling, segway riding, cycling, and hiking through the bright green, wildlife-rich jungles, rivers and sea. Guest will go to the jewel of the Garden Route, before visiting Birds of Eden sanctuary, the biggest single free flight aviary in the world. Guest will continue to Bloukrans Bridge, the highest single span arch bridge in the world, currently offering the highest commercially operated Bungy Jump in the world. Visit the Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River Mouth (weather permitting).

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Included Activities: visiting Birds of Eden sanctuary

Overnight: Tsitsikamma Village Inn

This magical country hotel situated in the quaint village of Storms River has been hosting travellers since 1841. The privately owned and managed country hotel consists of 49 village-style rooms, where each cottage is individually decorated to match its specific colonial building style.

The main building, which traces its roots back to 1845, has a spacious dining room, incorporating the De Oude Martha Restaurant, Hunters Pub, Cafe Bacchus and Guest Lounge.

Take a journey back in time at our Marilyn’s 60s Diner, a tribute to Marilyn and Elvis with its collection of memorabilia and a menu to match. Right next door, at Tsitsikamma Microbrewery, enjoy one of our selection of Ales, or choose from a variety of other South African craft beers.

The hotel is a perfect base to explore the natural beauty and activities of the Tsitsikamma area, close to the Tsitsikamma National Park.

The only full service hotel in the area. The Hotel is renowned for its good food, old world charm and has been a favourite for many a year!

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Day 6
Day 6: Stormsriver to Johannesburg (1,244.9 km)

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Johannesburg Airport, Johannesburg / Similar

Guest will have breakfast and will depart to Johannesburg and experience a warm and friendly welcome, unsurpassed service and superb amenities in the grandeur of the Holiday Inn Sandton hotel on Rivonia Road, Johannesburg. At the Holiday Inn Sandton the accommodation is focused around your comfort while never compromising on style or quality.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

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Day 7
Day 7-8: Johannesburg

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Johannesburg Airport, Johannesburg / Similar

Guest will be in Johannesburg for the next two days and have leisure time or can arrange a tour from the hotel activity centre. There are many options such as a Soweto Tour, Johannesburg City Tour or a cultural village tour. Soweto is a township of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality in Gauteng, South Africa, bordering the city’s mining belt in the south. Its name is an English syllabic abbreviation for South Western Townships.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Overnight: Holiday Inn Johannesburg Airport

The Holiday Inn Johannesburg Airport, located just ten minutes from OR Tambo International Airport, is the perfect place to take time to relax and unwind before or after a long journey. Stay stress free with our complimentary airport shuttle service available every 30 minutes during peak hours from 06:00 until 10:00 and 17:00 until 20:00 the shuttle runs every hour during off peak hours from 10:00 until 17:00 and 21:00 until 23:00 to take you to your comfortable accommodation in Johannesburg. The hotel provides convenient access to the major business centres of Pretoria and Johannesburg. The hotel has 151 comfortable rooms equipped with all modern amenities includingan en-suite bathroom, hair dryers, colour television with DSTV, direct dialing telephones, digital safe, tea/coffee making facilities and wireless internet. Facilities and services include a 24 hour business centre, in-house gym, outdoor pool, restaurant and room service

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Day 8
Day 7-8: Johannesburg

Accommodation: Holiday Inn Johannesburg Airport, Johannesburg / Similar

Guest will be in Johannesburg for the next two days and have leisure time or can arrange a tour from the hotel activity centre. There are many options such as a Soweto Tour, Johannesburg City Tour or a cultural village tour. Soweto is a township of the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality in Gauteng, South Africa, bordering the city’s mining belt in the south. Its name is an English syllabic abbreviation for South Western Townships.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Overnight: Holiday Inn Johannesburg Airport

The Holiday Inn Johannesburg Airport, located just ten minutes from OR Tambo International Airport, is the perfect place to take time to relax and unwind before or after a long journey. Stay stress free with our complimentary airport shuttle service available every 30 minutes during peak hours from 06:00 until 10:00 and 17:00 until 20:00 the shuttle runs every hour during off peak hours from 10:00 until 17:00 and 21:00 until 23:00 to take you to your comfortable accommodation in Johannesburg. The hotel provides convenient access to the major business centres of Pretoria and Johannesburg. The hotel has 151 comfortable rooms equipped with all modern amenities includingan en-suite bathroom, hair dryers, colour television with DSTV, direct dialing telephones, digital safe, tea/coffee making facilities and wireless internet. Facilities and services include a 24 hour business centre, in-house gym, outdoor pool, restaurant and room service

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Day 9
Day 9: Johannesburg to Kruger National Park 391.6 km

Accommodation: Park Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate, Kruger National Park/ Similar

Guest will drive today after breakfast to Kruger National Park, which is stretching over more than two million hectares, the Kruger National Park is one of the world’s largest game reserves and a truly remarkable destination. Owing to its exceptional size, visitors can experience fantastic diversity – from changing scenery and ecosystems to an impressive array of animals, plant life and birdlife.

After settling in, you go on your first game drive which is a San Parks sunset drive. A sunset drive affords you the opportunity to see nocturnal animals that are more active at night and the rangers can return after the normal gate closing times. (Children under 6 years of age are not permitted on open vehicle drives.)

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Included Activities: Game Drive

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Day 10
Day 10 Kruger National Park

Accommodation: Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate, Kruger National Park / Similar

Guest will go on an early mornings game drive, getting out there and seeing animals! Guest will have tea or coffee & rusks (dried biscuits to be dunked in your drink) then set off on the morning safari which will take approximately 3-4 hours. Your guide has an intimate knowledge of the park, which contributes a great deal towards brilliant sightings.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Included Activities: Game Drives

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Day 11
Day 11 Kruger National Park

Accommodation: Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate, Kruger National Park / Similar

Guest will 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, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the charming village of Graskop, one of the first gold mining camps in the country.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Included Activities: Game Drives and Nature walk

Overnight: Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate

This superior lodge-style hotel on the banks of the Sabie River offers an affordable luxury getaway where the Bushveld is your playground. From the time you are welcomed under the towering indigenous portico, you will know that you’re about to experience something different at Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate. Savor the impression of being in a tree house, reinforced when you notice that the veranda and walkway to your air-conditioned room is at a level normally the sole domain of the variety of birds found in the area. In fact, the ambience of comfort is unforgettable in the context of the African bush. Situated only 100 meters from the Paul Kruger Gate of the Kruger National Park, the luxurious hotel provides the ideal location from which to experience wildlife first-hand.

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Day 12
Day 12: Kruger National Park to Johannesburg airport 392 km

This is the last day of tour and the guest will just have breakfast and be transferred back to Johannesburg. Arrive in Johannesburg, at OR Tambo International Airport, at approximately 14h30, where the tour ends on arrival.

Meals: Breakfast

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Diaz Hotel & Resort

La Plume Boutique Guest House

aha The Rex Hotel

Tsitsikamma Village Inn

Holiday Inn Johannesburg Airport

Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate

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Included

  • Qualified professional driver guide
  • Vehicle / fuel
  • Park entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Passenger liability 15%
  • VAT 2% tourism levy
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast and Dinner for the Client

Excluded

  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Entrance fees not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Drinks at lodges and on road
  • Optional excursions and activities
  • Tips for tour guides
  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Items not mentioned in the itinerary
  • All drinks

Accommodation Destination Duration
Diaz Hotel & Resort Mossel Bay 1 Night
La Plume Boutique Guest House Oudtshoorn 1 Night
aha The Rex Hotel Knysna 2 Nights
Tsitsikamma Village Inn Stormsriver 1 Night
Holiday Inn Johannesburg Airport Johannesburg 3 Nights
Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate Kruger National Park 3 Nights
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12 Day South Africa Highlights (Accommodated)
Price From USD $ 3,100/person
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Total $ 3,100 USD