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South Africa Zambezi Private Guide Package tour
2 Week South Africa to Kruger via Garden Route Self Drive
2 Week South Africa to Kruger via Garden Route Self Drive
Cross Country from Johannesburg to Cape Town via Drakensberg
Cross Country from Johannesburg to Cape Town via Drakensberg
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Rates from USD 1,487.56

Starts from: Johannesburg OR Tambo

Visited countries: South Africa

Visited areas: Cape Town JohannesburgKruger

Itinerary type: ComfortPrivate Game Reserve

Transport: Self drive

Day Transfers & visits Meal plan** Overnight Cat.*
1 Meet and Greet and Transfer • Day Tour: Johannesburg, Soweto (o)     B B Johannesburg area: Sitatunga Guest Lodge 3Star
2 Kruger South Afternoon Game Drive(n) • Night Drive(o)   D B B Kruger Park: Nkambeni Safari Camp 3Star
3 4x4 Game Drive Full Day (Scheduled)(o)   D B B Kruger Park: Nkambeni Safari Camp 3Star
4 Pilgrims Rest(n) • Blyde River Canyon and Potholes(n)     B B Kruger: Forever Resort Swadini 3Star
5 Moholoholo Rehab Centre(o) • Boat trip(o)     B B Kruger: Forever Resort Swadini 3Star
6 4X4 Afternoon Game Drive L D B B Kruger (Karongwe): Shiduli Private Game Reserve 4Star
7 Morning 4x4 Game Drive • Victoria and Alfred Waterfront(n)     B B Cape Town area: Bergzicht Guest House 3Star
8 E-Bike Cape Vineyards FD(o) • Table Mountain Aerial Cableway (Afternoon)(o)     B B Cape Town area: Bergzicht Guest House 3Star
9 Hout Bay Seal Island Boat Trip(n) • Cape of Good Hope National Park(n) • Boulders Beach(n) • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens(n)   D(o) B B Cape Town area: Bergzicht Guest House 3Star
10 Cape Town City Tour(n) • Helicopter Flip (10-15 min)(o) • Two Oceans Aquarium(n)     B B Cape Town area: Bergzicht Guest House 3Star
11 Marine Eco Tour (2 hours)(o) • End of our services        
(o)Transfers, visits and meals followed by the (o) symbol are optionals with rates shown separately.
(n)Suggestions not included in our rates.
*The category shown is not necessarily the official star grading of the hotel as some hotels have no grading. It reflects our opinion on the hotel category according to local standards.
**Included meals: L Lunch, D Dinner, B Accommodation, B Breakfast. Followed by (o) when the meal is optional.

Your Itinerary

Day Transfers & visits
1 Meet and Greet and Transfer • Day Tour: Johannesburg, Soweto (o)
2 Kruger South Afternoon Game Drive(n) • Night Drive(o)
3 4x4 Game Drive Full Day (Scheduled)(o)
4 Pilgrims Rest(n) • Blyde River Canyon and Potholes(n)
5 Moholoholo Rehab Centre(o) • Boat trip(o)
6 4X4 Afternoon Game Drive
7 Morning 4x4 Game Drive • Victoria and Alfred Waterfront(n)
8 E-Bike Cape Vineyards FD(o) • Table Mountain Aerial Cableway (Afternoon)(o)
9 Hout Bay Seal Island Boat Trip(n) • Cape of Good Hope National Park(n) • Boulders Beach(n) • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens(n)
10 Cape Town City Tour(n) • Helicopter Flip (10-15 min)(o) • Two Oceans Aquarium(n)
11 Marine Eco Tour (2 hours)(o) • End of our services
(o)Transfers, visits and meals followed by the (o) symbol are optionals with rates shown separately.
(n)Suggestions not included in our rates.
**Included meals: L Lunch, D Dinner, B Accommodation, B Breakfast. Followed by (o) when the meal is optional.

Overnight

Day Overnight Cat.*
1 Johannesburg area: Sitatunga Guest Lodge 3Star
2 Kruger Park: Nkambeni Safari Camp 3Star
3 Kruger Park: Nkambeni Safari Camp 3Star
4 Kruger: Forever Resort Swadini 3Star
5 Kruger: Forever Resort Swadini 3Star
6 Kruger (Karongwe): Shiduli Private Game Reserve 4Star
7 Cape Town area: Bergzicht Guest House 3Star
8 Cape Town area: Bergzicht Guest House 3Star
9 Cape Town area: Bergzicht Guest House 3Star
10 Cape Town area: Bergzicht Guest House 3Star
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*The category shown is not necessarily the official star grading of the hotel as some hotels have no grading. It reflects our opinion on the hotel category according to local standards.
D1: Johannesburg OR Tambo - Johannesburg
Meet and Greet and Transfer • Day Tour: Johannesburg, Soweto (o)
 -Meet and greet and transfer from OR Tambo International Airport. Our guide will meet you at the airport upon your arrival, assist you with any queries you may have before you embark on your holiday, and transfer you to your hotel.
12:09-Pick up your vehicle Europcar SA Classic Plus Category M Early Booker(7-13 days ) at Johannesburg OR Tambo - Drop Off Hoedspruit airport (Day 7 12:19) - 7 days Special conditions
 -Collection from your hotel for a half-day tour of Johannesburg, Soweto and Newtown. Your tour begins with a vibrant and intoxicating visit to the Newtown Cultural Precinct in downtown Johannesburg. This area was once a hotbed of protest theatre, poetry and music during the apartheid era and today is the heart and soul of Johannesburg’s cultural landscape. It is jam-packed with art galleries, museums, dance studios, live music venues, restaurants and nightclubs that know no colour barrier and embrace artistic expression from all walks of life. Your Jozi adventure then moves to Soweto for a thoughtful tour through the Hector Pieterson Museum and Memorial, named after the young boy who was accidentally killed by police crossfire in the infamous 1976 student uprisings in the township. Opened in 2002, the museum retraces the events that culminated in the student riots and, according to some historians, to the beginning of the collapse of the apartheid era. Return transfer to your hotel included. (Optional rates: D1:Joburg & Soweto HD PM)
 -Overnight: Sitatunga Guest Lodge (Superior Room - Bed and Breakfast )
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D2: Johannesburg - Kruger Park
Kruger South Afternoon Game Drive(n) • Night Drive(o)
 -Breakfast
 -Marvel at the bounty of nature on an afternoon game drive in the Kruger National Park. Your drive will take place in the southern sector of the park in your tour vehicle as you experience the exceptional diversity of the wildlife and vegetation of the Kruger. The southern region is richly stocked with a wide variety of game as grazers flock to the area in search of sweet grass and predators follow hotly on their heels. Large herds of buffalo and zebra are often easily spotted while some of the special and rare sightings include the mountain reedbuck, oribi, Lichtenstein’s hartebeest and grey rhebok. Klipspringers grace the granite koppies and bake in the late afternoon sun. The massive park covers almost 20 000 square kilometres and is part of the Kruger to Canyons Biosphere Reserve, South Africa’s largest conservation area. (Suggestion not included in rates)
 -Step up the action on a night safari in a private game reserve in the Kruger National Park. Your exciting night drive begins at approximately 16h30 where you will enter the Numbi Gate of the Kruger National Park in your safari vehicle. Set off in search of wildlife taking a drink before dark, or a last run across the plains, before you enjoy an al fresco drink with beautiful sunset views. After sundowners, your safari continues into the dark as the excitement heats up and your chance of spotting predators increases. (Optional rates: D2:Night Drive – Only if a Group available)
 -Dinner: Nkambeni Safari Camp
 -Overnight at the Camp: Nkambeni Safari Camp (Tent - Dinner, Bed and Breakfast)
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D3: Kruger Park
4x4 Game Drive Full Day (Scheduled)(o)
 -Breakfast
 -Full day 4x4 game drive in the Kruger Park. Your scheduled departure will leave from your hotel at dawn as you set out in an open 4x4 safari vehicle for a short drive to one of the park's gates and into the Kruger National Park. It is one of the largest game reserves in Africa, stretching across a vast 18 989 square kilometres in the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga. With over 12 000 elephants, 27 000 African buffalo and 1 000 leopards, the Big Five is well represented. White rhino sightings are frequent, while spotting a black rhino may require some patience and a bit of luck. Lions are plentiful with over 2 000 stalking the plains. Overall, the Kruger supports 147 free roaming mammal species. Of the 517 species of birds here, 253 are resident and the reserve supports six diverse eco-systems. Your morning safari concludes at one of the rest camps inside the reserve giving you the opportunity to stretch and refresh. The 4x4 vehicle will allow you to get very close to the surrounding vegetation while your experienced ranger follows fresh animal spoor. Your safari concludes in the late afternoon before returning to the hotel. (Pick up in Hazyview Only) (Optional rates: D3:Kruger 4x4 game drive Full Day)
 -Dinner: Nkambeni Safari Camp
 -Overnight at the Camp: Nkambeni Safari Camp (Tent - Dinner, Bed and Breakfast)
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D4: Kruger Park - Kruger
Pilgrims Rest(n) • Blyde River Canyon and Potholes(n)
 -Breakfast
 -Step back in time at Pilgrim’s Rest. This quaint little village is situated on the magnificent Panorama Route in Mpumalanga and stands as a tribute to the gold panning days of the late 1800s. The entire town is now a national monument with many historical and relatively untouched sites to visit. Walk through the streets that the famous dog Jock of the Bushveld used to call his own and visit pubs where gold nuggets were once used to pay for drinks and diggers, rogues and good time girls all congregated. Besides its many interesting museums, Pilgrim’s Rest is also home to a vast assortment of antique shops selling a variety of collectables, arts, crafts and curios. Enjoy walking in the footsteps of the early gold prospectors as you relive the fascinating and occasionally dangerous days of pioneers, can-can girls, highway thieves and desperados hoping to make a quick fortune. (Suggestion not included in rates)
 -Make your way towards the Blyde River Canyon and Bourke’s Luck Potholes. This seemingly endless river canyon is filled with some of the most beautifully scenic vistas in South Africa. The Bourke's Luck Potholes mark the beginning of the canyon and comprise intriguing geological formations at the confluence of the Blyde and Treur rivers. The canyon itself is 3rd largest in the world, covered in lush sub-tropical vegetation with an average depth of 750 metres and 25 kilometres in length. It consists mostly of red sandstone and has some of the deepest precipitous cliffs of any canyon on the planet. (Suggestion not included in rates)
 -Overnight: Forever Resort Swadini (Standard Room - Bed and Breakfast)
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D5: Kruger
Moholoholo Rehab Centre(o) • Boat trip(o)
 -Breakfast
09:30-Visit to the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. This world-famous centre is situated in the Moholoholo Private Game Reserve close to the Kruger National Park and has become a haven for the rehabilitation and care of abandoned, injured and poisoned wildlife. Animals are brought to the centre from all over South Africa and once healthy enough, are re-introduced back into their natural environments. Those creatures that cannot be returned to the wild due to the nature and extent of their injuries are used for educational purposes. Moholoholo has also successfully bred and released the endangered crowned eagle, serval and many others. Your visit will include a fully guided tour of all the wildlife that Moholoholo is currently rehabilitating, breeding or housing, offering the unique experience of seeing animals up close and personal. These animals may include lion, leopard, lynx, honey badger, vultures, wild dog and any baby animals present at the time of your visit. (Optional rates: D5:Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre)
15:30-View the Blyde River Canyon from a different perspective with a boat trip. This massive canyon is usually viewed from vantage points such as God’s Window, offering sweeping views across the landscape; however, a boat cruise through its gorge below presents the advantage of dramatic geological rock formations and excellent birding. Your boat trip will take you to the Kadishi Tufa waterfalls where tufa rock is built up and laid down by the falling water after a chemical reaction precipitates cultrate out of the reaction between plant, water and rock. While on board, admire the unique, traditional hut shape of the Three Rondavels peaks as you gently float by and keep an eye out for wildlife such as hippo, crocodile and fish eagle. During your boat trip your guide will regale you with interesting historical facts about the third largest canyon in the world. (Optional rates: D5:Blyde river Boat trip)
 -Overnight: Forever Resort Swadini (Standard Room - Bed and Breakfast)
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D6: Kruger - Karongwe
4X4 Afternoon Game Drive
 -Breakfast
 -Arrival in Karongwe Private Game Reserve. Deep within the naturally scenic province of Limpopo and just 40 minutes east of the Kruger National Park, the Karongwe Private Game Reserve and its exceptional lodges are set within a wild and whimsical landscape. The lush countryside is dotted by small hills and an enormous variety of trees, creating the perfect scene for photography enthusiasts looking to capture quintessential African images. All the major mammal species are present in the reserve with regular sightings of giraffe, wildebeest, rhino and zebra, while at night nocturnal animals such as aardvark, bush baby, genet and porcupine emerge from the shadows to graze. Evenings are lit by thousands of stars, and dramatic sunsets end exciting days, giving you a glimpse into the soul of Africa. (Activities included in your package as per program below.)
 -Lunch: Shiduli Private Game Reserve
 -Afternoon 4x4 game drive.
 -Dinner: Shiduli Private Game Reserve
 -Overnight: Shiduli Private Game Reserve (Luxury Suite - Fully Inclusive)
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D7: Karongwe - Cape Town
Morning 4x4 Game Drive • Victoria and Alfred Waterfront(n)
 -Morning 4x4 game drive.
 -Breakfast
 -Flight Arr 00:00 Hoedspruit - CapeTown (Economy Class) (Optional rates: D7:Flight:Hoedspruit-Cape Town)
16:39-Pick up your vehicle Europcar SA Classic Plus Category M Early Booker(1-6 days ) at Cape Town airport - Drop Off Cape Town airport (Day 11 18:09) - 5 days Special conditions
 -Explore the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, situated at South Africa’s oldest working harbour in the centre of Cape Town. Offering over 450 retail outlets selling everything from high-end fashion and jewellery to food and crafts, the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is one of Cape Town’s most popular destinations, attracting in excess of 23 million visitors a year. Besides offering vibrant and chic indoor and outdoor shopping and restaurants, you can also watch fishing boats dock with fresh fish or see a container ship being towed into the harbour by a tug boat. Draw-bridges over the water open and close every so often to allow smaller sailing vessels access to the docks, while the Cape Wheel gives unsurpassed 360 degree views of the city, and the outdoor amphitheatre plays host to music, dance and theatrical performances throughout the year. (Suggestion not included in rates)
 -Overnight: Bergzicht Guest House (Twin/Double - Bed and Breakfast)
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D8: Cape Town
E-Bike Cape Vineyards FD(o) • Table Mountain Aerial Cableway (Afternoon)(o)
 -Breakfast
 -Attention wine lovers! Tantalize your taste buds and brush up on your wine knowledge on our E-bike Winelands Tour. Enjoy two wine tastings at award-winning wine farms, a cellar visit and a wonderful ride in the vines. After a short safety briefing, you will start riding your e-bike in the trails surrounding the property’s vines. Hills and small valleys will lead you to your first wine tasting of 3 or 4 different wines from the first estate. You will then ride up to the top of the hill to enjoy the fresh air and the view over the beautiful landscape. Enjoy a light lunch (included) and visit the cellar of the second wine farm before you finish the tour with a last wine tasting of this new property.You will then be driven back at your hotel. (Optional rates: D8:E-Bike Cape Vineyards FD)
 -Marvel at the views of Cape Town from the aerial cableway and plateau on Table Mountain. The Mother City is synonymous with the striking mountain that is flanked by Devil’s Peak to the east and Lion’s Head to the west, providing a dramatic backdrop to the city. Table Mountain holds an unusually rich biodiversity and forms part of the Cape Floral Region, a protected area. Rock hyrax, or dassie as they are locally known, are often seen scampering through the scrub and the views from the summit over Table Bay, Robben Island and the Atlantic seaboard are breathtaking. The cable cars depart every 10 to 15 minutes and rotate 360 degrees as they travel up to 302 metres above sea level, giving passengers panoramic views over the city. Five minutes is all it takes to reach the summit and once there you can marvel at the views, have a bite to eat in the restaurant or do a bit of shopping at the extensive curio shop. The cableway only operates when weather permits. (Optional rates: D8:Table Mountain Aerial Cableway)
 -Overnight: Bergzicht Guest House (Twin/Double - Bed and Breakfast)
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D9: Cape Town
Hout Bay Seal Island Boat Trip(n) • Cape of Good Hope National Park(n) • Boulders Beach(n) • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens(n)
 -Breakfast
 -Boat cruise from Hout Bay Harbour to Duiker Island. The island is a sanctuary for thousands of Cape fur seals (actually sea lions originating from the Antarctic) as well as a variety of seabirds including gannets, cormorants and sea gulls. It is illegal to land on the island, but the trip takes you within arm's reach of the seals who seem to know they're the centre of attention and put up a fantastic performance, diving and twisting with amazing speed and agility (weather permitting). (Suggestion not included in rates)
 -Visit the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, recognised globally for its extraordinary land formation, rich and diverse fauna and unique flora. The legendary Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope were key beacons for the early explorers and are the source of many myths and legends. In 1488, Bartholomew Dias named the peninsula the Cape of Storms. King John II of Portugal later gave it its actual name. The Cape of Good Hope is a scenic wonder, where soft white sandy beaches alternate with rugged stretches of rock and breathtaking cliffs. (Suggestion not included in rates)
 -Get acquainted with African penguins at Boulders Beach. Named for the large, smooth, round boulders that form this coastline, Boulders Beach is one of the few remaining locations in the country where African penguins are able to roost and nest without interference from humans. While the beach itself is a popular bathing spot, it is equally shared with these black and white marine birds that are frequently seen sunning themselves on the rocks or taking a dive into the coolness of the Atlantic Ocean. The adjacent fynbos area holds their delicate nesting grounds, and raised, fenced walkways allow visitors to enter the area without disturbing the birds. Look for nests hidden in the sand and among the scrubland as breeding pairs carefully nurture and protect their eggs. African penguins are classified as endangered species and Boulders Beach is the only location in the world where humans can get close to these birds in their natural habitat. (Suggestion not included in rates)
 -Discover Cape flora of every variety at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. Delve into the immense wealth of biodiversity as you explore the Fragrance, Medicinal and Water Wise Gardens. Highlights at Kirstenbosch include the Peninsula Garden, containing many of the 2 500 plant species found on the Cape Peninsula, and the Protea Garden with numerous displays of the king protea, South Africa's national flower. The gardens were established in 1913 to promote, conserve and display the extraordinarily rich and diverse flora of southern Africa and today there are over 7 000 species in cultivation. Kirstenbosch is a World Heritage Site, covering 36 hectares set within a 528 hectare estate that contains protected mountainside supporting natural forest and fynbos along with a variety of animals and birds. (Suggestion not included in rates)
 -Dinner: Gold Restaurant
Prepare for a mind-blowing gastronomic experience at GOLD Restaurant. This Pan-African experience melds African culinary traditions with modern flavours, serving up a sophisticated African feast that changes seasonally. Just as African food is traditionally shared between family and friends, guests are given a 14-dish tasting menu served in individual and shared portions, as the country of origin, cooking techniques and spicing are explained. While you are dining, archetypal African stories are told through the form of live entertainment with the superb GOLD team, dressed in authentic traditional garments, bringing ambience, warmth and knowledgeable service to your table. The 14 dishes incorporate starters, street food, main courses and two desserts, taking you on an exotic flavour tour across the African continent. (Optional rates: D9:Gold Restaurant Dinner)
 -Overnight: Bergzicht Guest House (Twin/Double - Bed and Breakfast)
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D10: Cape Town
Cape Town City Tour(n) • Helicopter Flip (10-15 min)(o) • Two Oceans Aquarium(n)
 -Breakfast
 -Tour of Cape Town. Also known as the Mother City, Cape Town is a rare cultural gem, resulting from the amalgamation of different nationalities and indigenous tribes. Alongside high-rise office blocks, a harmonious blend of architectural styles has been meticulously preserved, including Edwardian, Victorian and Cape Dutch. Narrow, cobblestone streets and the Islamic character of the Bo-Kaap enhance the cosmopolitan ambiance. During the tour you will see the Castle of Good Hope – this pentagon-shaped fort is the oldest surviving building in South Africa, and the Company's Garden – a large public park, originally Jan van Riebeeck's vegetable garden, which he grew to feed the original colony as early as 1652. The tour of this beautiful city introduces you to a rich culture and history. (Suggestion not included in rates)
 -Soar with the birds on a 10-12 minute helicopter flight over Table Bay. There is no better way to take in the scenic beauty and majestic mountains of Cape Town than with a helicopter flip over the coastline. The Cape Peninsula is home to some of the finest coastal scenery around and if you are lucky you may even catch sight of dolphins frolicking in Table Bay or a southern right whale riding a wave with her calf. Table Bay is dominated by the flat-topped and iconic Table Mountain and considered one of the most beautiful bays in the world, where high-end hotels rub shoulders with pristine beaches and a rich variety of indigenous vegetation. (Optional rates: D10:Helicopter flip)
 -Discover the mysteries of the sea at the Two Oceans Aquarium. It is one of the top tourist attractions in Cape Town, showcasing the incredible diversity of marine life that exists around the southern tip of Africa where the warm Indian and cold Atlantic Oceans meet. The Indian Ocean gallery features vibrantly coloured tropical fish and coral, while the Atlantic Ocean gallery introduces you to a fabulous variety of marine life such as the endangered Knysna sea horse and the strange-looking giant spider crab. A popular section is the predator exhibit where ragged tooth sharks can be safely viewed from behind an enormous glass panel, while the penguin encounter programme allows visitors to interact with rock hopping penguins. With so much to do and see at the Two Ocean Aquarium visitors should allow themselves a few hours at least to take in all the sights, unique encounters, restaurants and shops. (Suggestion not included in rates)
 -Overnight: Bergzicht Guest House (Twin/Double - Bed and Breakfast)
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D11: Cape Town
Marine Eco Tour (2 hours)(o)
 -Breakfast
 -Climb aboard a hydrofoil and look for marine life in the ecosystem of Table Bay on a 2-hour eco tour from Cape Town. See ocean animals in their natural surroundings, such as humpback and southern right whales, depending on the season. Get the chance to watch pods of dolphins breaching close to the boat and marvel at their acrobatic displays. Be enchanted by Cape fur seals lounging on the jetties and get close to unusual species, such as sunfish. Watch African penguins diving for fish to take back to their breeding colony on Robben Island. Encounter birdlife, such as terns, gannets, cormorants and mighty black-browed albatross. (Optional rates: D11: Table Bay Marine Eco Tour)
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