This is the ultimate South African safari tour, providing you with unparalleled wildlife encounters and authentic cultural moments. From the scenic Garden Route to city life in cosmopolitan Cape Town, each turn offers you a whole new experience!

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Itinerary Summary

DayPlaceHighlightsHotel Options
1 - 1JohannesburgUrban Bistros, Historical Sites, Beautiful Architecture, Musical Rhythms
1 - 3HazyviewDramatic Rock Formations, Fabulous Panoramic Views, Boat RidesRissington Inn, Oliver's Restaurant and Lodge
3 - 5KrugerSabi Sands Private Reserve, Walking Safaris, Night Safaris, Bush DinnersArathusa Safari Lodge, Inyati Game Lodge
5 - 6Piggs PeakBeautiful Scenary, Rolling hills, Spectacular Waterfalls, Sparking streamsPhophonyane Falls Lodge
6 - 7EzulwiniBreathtaking Landscape, Rich Cultural Heritage, Abundant River and WaterfallsMantenga Cultural Village, Summerfield Luxury Hotel & Botanical Garden
7 - 9IsimangalisoPristine Beaches, Cultural Encounters, Off-The-Beaten-Path DestinationSt. Lucia Wetlands G House, Thonga Beach Lodge
9 - 10DurbanBeachfront Copacabana Vibes, Contemporary Cosmopolitan Culture, DivingLalaria Lodge, Fairlight Beach House
10 - 12Eastern Cape Game ParksAfrican Big Five, Private Safaris, Close Encounters with WildlifeWoodall Country House, Kariega River Lodge
12 - 15Garden RouteStunning Landscapes, Tsitsikamma National Park, Long Sandy BeachesStarfish Plettenberg Bay Guest Lodge, Hog Hollow Country Lodge
15 - 16Little Karoo (Oudtshoorn)Massive Cliffs, Desert Landscapes, Crystal Clear RiversMontana Guest Farm, Rosenhof Country House
16 - 20Cape TownWine Tasting, Contemporary Cosmopolitan Culture, Winelands and Wine FarmsCactus Berry Lodge, The Three Boutique Hotel

Ideal For

  • Heritage
  • Landscape
  • Relaxation
  • Wildlife
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Itinerary Details

Day 1 - 1

International Arrival

International arrival. We will welcome you at the airport

Pick up the rental car at the airport

Johannesburg

0 Days

Discover South Africa’s beating heart! Johannesburg, or Jo’burg’ is a dynamic, cosmopolitan city with great places to eat and interesting sites to visit.

Day 1 - 3

Drive to Blyde River Canyon (5-6 hrs)

Hazyview

2 Days

The gateway to Kruger National Park! A small farming town famous for its banana production, Hazyview gets its name from the shimmer during the summer heat.

Included Activities

Private full day excursion in Blyde River Canyon
Enjoy an exciting expedition as you drive through the alluring Blyde River Canyon route, with its jaw-dropping views and sounds. Be completely awed by the grand mountains, the breathtaking waterfalls, the picturesque valleys, and the striking rivers as you are steered in air-conditioned vehicles through panoramic landscapes. With popular tourist attractions on offer, such as the Lone Creek, God’s Window viewpoint, Pinnacle Rock, Graskop town, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Pinnacle or Lisbon or Berlin waterfalls, and Blyde River Canyon, to name a few, this full-day tour is an enthralling experience. Skilled and well-informed guides will accompany you to help you discover the minute details of the famed Blyde River Canyon.

Hotel Options
Rissington Inn – Opt 1
RoomCourtyard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
RoomExclusive Standard
MealsFull Board
StyleBoutique
Day 3 - 5

Drive to Kruger South

Kruger

2 Days

Walk on the wild side! With its iconic sprawling landscape dotted with baobab and marula trees, Kruger National Park is one of Africa’s top safari destinations, rich with its lion prides, elephant herds and thousands of other animals, against shifting backdrops of savannah, forest, river and mountains.

Included Activities

Arathusa Safari Lodge: Game drives, bush walks
Search for the Big Five and experience wonderful game drives in the early morning when the animals are particularly active and in the late afternoon when the sun paints incredible colors on the horizon. You can also experience exciting night drives to observe rarely spotted nocturnal wildlife. Stretch your legs and enjoy exciting bush walks with an experienced guide to discover the small wonders of nature.

Inyati Game Lodge: Game drives, bush walks
Search for the Big Five and experience wonderful game drives in the early morning when the animals are particularly active and in the late afternoon when the sun paints incredible colors on the horizon. You can also experience exciting night drives to observe rarely spotted nocturnal wildlife. Stretch your legs and enjoy exciting bush walks with an experienced guide to discover the small wonders of nature.

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Chalet
MealsFull Board
StyleLodge
Room
MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
StyleLodge
Day 5 - 6

Drive to Piggs Peak (5-6 hrs)

Piggs Peak

1 Day

Piggs Peak is a town in north-western eSwatini (Swaziland). It was founded around gold prospecting in 1884, but its main industry is now forestry. The Phophonyane Falls lie near the town.

Hotel Options
RoomCottage
MealsBreakfast
StyleLodge
Day 6 - 7

Drive to Ezulwini (1.5 hrs)

Ezulwini

1 Day

Explore the last remaining traditional kingdom of Africa! A unique combination of breathtaking landscape and rich cultural heritage, Swaziland is nestled between Mozambique and South Africa.

Hotel Options
RoomStandard
MealsBreakfast
StyleHeritage
RoomLuxury
MealsBreakfast
StyleResort
Day 7 - 9

Drive to Isimangaliso (5-7 hrs)

Isimangaliso

2 Days

Welcome to a sub-tropical paradise! The name iSimangaliso means ‘miracle’, which aptly describes this unique place.

Included Activities

Thonga Beach: guided walks, kayaking & sundowners at Lake Sibaya
Indulge in an exotic beach experience that is a welcome break from the routine monotony of city life. Explore on guided walks and watch the magnificence of the South African landscape vary from coastal forests to grasslands to beaches. If drifting at level with water is more your thing, grab an oar and settle down in a kayak. The guides may cruise you over to where a hippo or a crocodile is sunning itself. A sundowner on Lake Sibaya can be quite a unique experience as you watch the nocturnal life come alive.

Hotel Options
RoomStandard
MealsBreakfast
StyleGuest house
Room
MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
StyleBeach Resort
Day 9 - 10

Drive to Durban (4-5 hrs)

Durban

1 Day

Experience the eclectic! Durban is a sprawling, friendly city with beautiful beaches, often compared to Miami Beach.

Hotel Options
Lalaria Lodge – Opt 1
RoomSea View Room
MealsFull Board
StyleBoutique
RoomLuxury double
MealsFull Board & Drinks
StyleBeach Resort
Day 10 - 12

Flight to Port Elizabeth (1.5 hrs)

Eastern Cape Game Parks

2 Days

Find the Big Five! The Eastern Cape Game Parks around Port Elizabeth are malaria-free safari destinations and are therefore ideal for families.

Included Activities

Kariega River Lodge: Game drives, bush walks, river cruises
Relish from close quarters the sights of African wildlife roaming freely at the Kariega Game Reserve. The game drives, conducted twice daily with knowledgeable rangers who share the mysteries of the African bush, make your experience truly worthwhile. You can view the Big Five as well as giraffes and other smaller animals. Encounter the mesmerizing scenery and birdlife in an early morning cruise down the River Kariega. A guided bush walk through the walking trails of the Reserve gives you a firsthand experience of the African bush while you also get to spot wildlife and a myriad of birdlife in their natural habitat.

Hotel Options
RoomCottage
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
RoomSuite
MealsBreakfast
StyleLodge
Day 12 - 15

Drive to Garden Route (4-5 hrs)

Garden Route

3 Days

Journey the Garden Route! One of the most impressive parts of South Africa, it offers spectacular mountain and sea landscapes with steep cliffs, long sandy beaches, forests and fertile farmland.

Hotel Options
RoomSuperior with Balcony
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
RoomSuite
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 15 - 16

Scenic drive to Little Karoo (4-8 hrs - depending on number and duration of stops en route)

Little Karoo (Oudtshoorn)

1 Day

Experience spectacular landscapes! The Little Karoo plateau is incredibly varied, with its huge cliffs, desert landscapes, crystal clear rivers and fertile wine-growing regions.

Hotel Options
RoomAloe Suite
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
Day 16 - 20

Drive to Cape Town (6-9 hrs - depending on number and duration of scenic stops)

Cape Town

4 Days

Your African metropolis awaits! With Table Mountain as a breathtaking backdrop, Cape Town is considered one of the world’s most beautiful cities.

Hotel Options
RoomStandard Room
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique
RoomStudio Suite
MealsBreakfast
StyleBoutique

International Departure

 Price & Inclusions

  • Option 1 From $ 5,085 /person
  • Option 2 From $ 8,245 /person

Prices are in USD and exclude international flights. This trip price is based on low season rates for accommodation and other applicable services, and may change depending on availability, currency fluctuations and number of people traveling together. For high season prices, please contact us with your exact travel dates and preferences.

Price Includes

    • Accommodation (on a twin-sharing basis) on the indicated meal plan for 19 nights.
    • Economy flights for all sectors : Durban – Port Elizabeth
    • All activities as listed :
      • Blyde River Canyon: Private full day excursion in Blyde River Canyon
      • Kruger South: Inyati Game Lodge: Game drives, bush walks
      • Kruger South: Arathusa Safari Lodge: Game drives, bush walks
      • Isimangaliso: Thonga Beach: guided walks, kayaking & sundowners at Lake Sibaya
      • Eastern Cape Game Parks: Kariega River Lodge: Game drives, bush walks, river cruises
    • 24-hour point of contact in Africa
    • South Africa: Game drives in high quality and well maintained safari vehicle with professional English-speaking driver guide. Game drives may be shared with other guests of the lodge/camp, with maximum of 9 guests in the vehicle.

South Africa: Self-driven car during your journey as follows:

    • Vehicle Type: Default car for 1-3 guests: Toyota Corolla or similar (Automatic) / For families / friends (4-5 guests): Toyota Avanza or similar (Manual) / For high end guests and 4×4 (1-3 guests): XTrail or similar (Manual) / For groups (6-8 guests): Toyota Quantum or similar  (manual)
    • Unlimited mileage
    • X days
    • Pick-up:   Date   Airport
    • Drop-off: Date   Airport
    • GPS Navigation System
    • One additional driver is allowed
    • Towing charges in the event of mechanical failure

Our preferred car rental partner, Bidvest, offers “Bidvest Assist” package with the following services:

  • Transport to hospital in case of a medical emergency. Guaranteed hospital admission up to ZAR 2000, which is to be refunded by client or client’s medical air. Additional costs must be paid by client
  • 24-hour call service for car breakdown or emergency. Repatriation to an appropriate facility in the client’s area of residence following an accident  Theft Loss Waiver and Collision Damage Waiver
  •  Tyre and windscreen damage waiver, as well as underbody, sand and/or water damage waiver. The general business terms apply
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What our guests say about this trip

Enchanting Travels worked wonderfully with us in planning and building out this experience. They were quick to get back to us on questions and help us to understand and relate our request of the “feel” and “experience” we were looking for into an actual itinerary. On the ground they were efficient and we felt well taken care of. The contacts on the ground were well informed of our next steps, well educated in the area to share information, had great personalities, always ok with our timing. We never felt we were rushed or past our time. They were very accommodating to our needs and wants.

– Chris Gariepy & Steve Blanchet
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South Africa In-depth: From Johannesburg to Cape Town

20 days $ 5,085 / person

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