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!
Prices are in USD and exclude international flights
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
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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)
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
Day 1 - 1
International arrival. We will welcome you at the airport
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.
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.
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.
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.
Welcome to a sub-tropical paradise! The name iSimangaliso means ‘miracle’, which aptly describes this unique place.
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.
Find the Big Five! The Eastern Cape Game Parks around Port Elizabeth are malaria-free safari destinations and are therefore ideal for families.
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.
Everything we planned worked exactly as expected. Drivers, tours and tour directors were on time and did an excellent job. We had lots of flights and transfers to and from airports. I did not stress about that at all, after the first day.