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13 DAY ULTIMATE SOUTH AFRICA

 

CapeTown_Africa

ULTIMATE SOUTH AFRICA is the perfect South African Safaris. This safaris cover the main stream tourism flow of South Africa. This is the perfect tour for groups from 2 guests up to 44 guestsCape Town is one of the world’s most beautiful cities and a top international destination. Large numbers of tourist’s flock to Cape Town to enjoy this unique city with its fascinating  colourful history, interesting culture, natural beauty, award winning wines and laidback lifestyle. Whether you are a serious tourist or just want to lie on the beach and enjoy life, Cape Town will satisfy your needs.

 

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DAY 1: CAPE TOWN – CITY LODGE V&A WATER FRONT

Welcome to South Africa!! Your African Express Tours & Safaris guide will meet you at Cape Town International Airport to start your amazing safaris in South Africa. The day will be devoted to exploring the City of Cape Town. Stops will include the Company’s Gardens, Signal Hill and Camps Bay. After time for lunch in Camps Bay, you will make your way to the top of Table Mountain (it weather permits) with the cable car. From Table Mountain, spectacular views of the city, the Peninsula and Robben Island will leave you in awe.

 

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DAY 2: CAPE TOWN

We depart after breakfast to Hout Bay, a small fishing harbor where we will take a 45-minute boat ride to Seal Island. Thousands of seals live and play in these waters and is a delight to watch the young once chase one another! We will continue our journey along spectacular Chapman’s Peak Drive (when open) to the Cape Point where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. Enjoy some dinner at the restaurant at Cape Point before you continue the tour to Boulders Beach to visit a large colony of mainland-based African penguins before heading back to the hotel. A blend of historical architecture, student life, epicurean delights and oak-lined avenues, Stellenbosch is a picturesque university town surrounded by mountains and vineyards. A walking tour of the town centre allows visitors to take in its beautifully preserved Cape Dutch and Victorian architecture, as well as the many enticing art galleries, craft shops, clothing boutiques and gift stores, while foodies may prefer indulging in mouth-watering cuisine and fine wines at one of the chic restaurants or buzzing bistros. Stellenbosch is also the ideal base from which to explore the renowned local wine route, boasting a high proportion of the country’s leading wine estates.

 

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DAY 3: STELLENBOSCH HOTEL

After breakfast, we will depart to Stellenbosch to visit some of the local wine estates, where we will sample the fine wines they produce. South Africa is known for its fine wines that is produced in this area. Simon van der Stel founded Stellenbosch in 1679. The town became known as “the City of Oaks” due to the large number of oak trees that were planted to line the streets. Oudtshoorn is famous for its ostriches and the magnificent Cango Caves. Located along the renowned Route 62, which takes motorists past one awe-inspiring sight after another, Oudtshoorn is known as the Ostrich Capital of the World: these huge birds are almost as common as people in this charming town. Other than ostriches and the wonderful feathers and meat they provide, the Oudtshoorn area also boasts the spectacular Cango Caves; the largest show cave system in Africa, permeated with sparkling stalactites and stalagmites and captivating rock formations.

 

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DAY 4: OUDSHOORN- BUFFELSDRIFT GAME LODGE

After breakfast we make our way to Route 62. It might market itself as the longest Wine Route in the world, but that’s definitely not all there is to it. Lush greenery and fertile valleys form a stark contrast against the semi-desert of the Klein Karoo while towering mountains and their rivers and streams provide an awe-inspiring backdrop throughout. Some of the renowned attractions visitors will spot as they follow the route, are the winelands of the Breede River Valley, the majestic Swartberg mountains, and the fruit orchards of the Langkloof Valley.

 

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DAY 5: OUDSHOORN – OSTRICH CAPITOL

Located along the famous Route 62, is the town of Oudtshoorn. World renowned for being the Ostrich Capital of the World: these huge birds are almost as common as people in this charming town. Other than ostriches and the wonderful feathers and meat they provide, the Oudtshoorn area also boasts the spectacular Cango Caves; the largest show cave system in Africa, permeated with sparkling stalactites and stalagmites and captivating rock formations. Nestled between the imposing Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean and surrounded by world-renowned forests, Knysna offers a wealth of activities for visitors. The beautiful lagoon and more than eight beaches provide opportunities to swim, surf, canoe, yacht, jet-ski, boat, fish, walk on soft sand and take ferry rides. Various markets offer organic goods, delicious food, indigenous plants and a social atmosphere. Mountains, valleys, lakes, forests and streams are ready to be explored. The region isn’t known as the “Garden of Eden” for nothing! A birding route is available for avid bird watchers. World class golf courses are at your doorstep. And of course, the area is famous for the Knysna Heads and delicious oysters.

 

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DAY 6: KNYSNA LOG INN

After breakfast we travel south to Knysna, the jewel of the Garden Route. Knysna is primarily built on the northern shore of a large warm water estuary fed by the Knysna River. The beautiful lagoon and more than eight beaches provide opportunities to swim, surf, canoe, yacht, jet-ski, boat, fish, walk on soft sand and take ferry rides. The region isn’t known as the “Garden of Eden” for nothing! A birding route is available for avid bird watchers. And of course the area is famous for the Knysna Heads and delicious oysters. The estuary opens to the ocean after passing between “The Heads”, and has become infamous due to the loss of boats and fishermen passing through their treacherous and unpredictable waters.

 

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DAY 7: KNYSNA

Today we visit the Tsitsikamma National Park and make a quick stop at Storms River Mouth and take a short walk to the famous Big Tree, a Yellowwood giant standing 36.6 meters high and estimated to be +/- 800 years old. During the afternoon, the Knysna Elephant Sanctuary will offer guests a closer look at the African elephant by providing the opportunity to touch and feed these gentle giants. Gauteng – the place of gold – is home to one of Africa’s most vibrant cities and sub-Saharan Africa’s economic capital Johannesburg, South Africa’s capital Pretoria, the Magaliesberg Mountains and the Cradle of Humankind.

 

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DAY 8: GAUTENG – PRETORIA

Today we leave the scenic Garden route behind as we head for the wealth capitol of South Africa, Johannesburg. OR Tambo (Johannesburg International) Airport Is situated on the edge of the gold rich Johannesburg. From there we will make our way to Pretoria where we will spend the night before leaving for Mpumalang. The much anticipated Mpumalang region of South Africa, host many of Southern Africa’s gems. Kruger National Park, Lisbon falls and God’s window to name a few is some of the attractions we will see on our tour. The Panorama Route is one of the most beautiful parts of South Africa connecting the Lowveld and the amazing geological features of the Mpumalanga Drakensberg. One of the major highlights of the region is the Blyde River Canyon Reserve, the third largest canyon of its kind in the world and home to spectacular wildlife and birdlife. Other highlights include the breathtaking waterfalls in Graskop and Sabie, Lisbon and Berlin Falls, Gods Window and the Gold Rush territory, Pilgrim’s Rest, home to the early gold prospectors.

 

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DAY 9: START PANORAMIC ROUTE

After breakfast we head for the magnificent Lowveld area, on our way to Mpumalang.We will stop at the tiny town of Cullinun. Cullinan is a gem in the diamond industry of South Africa. Some of the world’s largest diamonds came from the mine next to this little town. From here on we will travel to Graskop., a little town on the beginning of the Panoramic route in the Lowveld. On this route we will stop in small towns like Dullstroom and on our way to Sabi we will cross the Long Tom Pass, and this all before we get to Graskop – witch makes for lovely scenery on its own.

 

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DAY 10: PANORAMIC ROUTE – GRASKOP HOTEL

Today we head along the Panoramic route on our way to the world-renowned Kruger National Park. Along this route we will enjoy Gods window. God’s Window is a beautiful viewpoint on the edge of the Drakensberg mountain range. We will stop at the Lisbon and Berlin waterfalls witch both have very interesting history’s. Blyde River Canyon is the third largest canyon, and the biggest all-green canyon in the world. Bourke’s Luck Potholes is where two rivers meet near the end of the Drakensberg mountain range and a truly spectacular sight in the rock formation. Kruger Park here we come. At more than 2 million hectares the Kruger National Park is one of the world’s largest game reserves and a truly remarkable destination. Because of its exceptional size you can experience amazing diversity – from the scenery and ecosystems to the correspondingly amazing array of animals, trees and birds. A trip to the Kruger National Park is an unforgettable and potentially life changing experience

 

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DAY 11: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK – NKAMBENI TENTED LODGE

We start our first day in the Kruger National Park, with an early morning game drive. The Kruger National Park is also Southern Africa’s most diverse wilderness area with animals, not only but like, the lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant and the feared cape buffalo and lots more roaming the African bush. The next 2 days will be spend in the Kruger National Park searching for these animals enjoying the outdoors and taking in the greatness of African bush.

 

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DAY 12: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Today will be started with a morning game drive with some time at leisure in the hottest hours of the day. Late afternoon we will be taken for for final game drive at sunset to take in the South African bush one last time. This will surely be a time to remember for years to come, before returning to the lodge for dinner.

 

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DAY 13: DEPARTURE

This is a sad day for us to see you go. We check out after breakfast and make our way to OR Tambo international airport for you flight home. Taking along the amazing experience, you had the last couple of days!

You may leave Africa, but you will always want to return and we will be waiting for you!!

 

R 48 950.00 per person sharing

**Africa Express Tours & Safaris receives payment in South African Rand only.

TRANSPORT

All transfers to and from your hotel or lodge will typically be in private air-conditioned vehicles. This is also the case for any transfers to the activities that you will be partaking except for the game drives that will be hosted in an open 4x4 game drive vehicle.

Terms & Conditions

Included:

Activities, accommodation, meals, drinks and transport as specified on itinerary.

Excluded:

Activities, accommodation, meals, drinks and transport not specified on itinerary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Highlights:    
  • Cape Winelands
  • Table Mountain
  • Route 62
  • Oudshoorn Ostrich Capitol of te world
  • Garden Route
  • Knysna
  • Knysna Boat Cruise
  • George
  • Cullinan
  • Kruger National Park
  • Panorama Rout
  • Full day Game drive
  • Morning Game drive
  • Afternoon Game Drive

 

Extend Your Experience:
  • 3 Day Victoria Falls Safaris
  • 3 Day Chobe national park
  • 3 Day Okavango delta Safaris

 

Enrich Your Experience:

    Cape Town

  • Sunset Boat cruise – Table Bay
  • Shark cage diving
  • Whale watching boat cruise (seasonal)
  • Helicopter ride over the Cape peninsula

Kruger Park

  • Fly over the city of Cape town
  • Day of your departure Morning Safari
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride
  • Star gazing
  • Visit Jessica the Hippo
  • Morning Safari on day of departure
  • Panorama Route Tour
What’s included:

Cape town

  • Table Mountain
  • Cape Point
  • Chapmans Peak
  • Boulders Beach
  • Seal Island
  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden
  • Robben Island Fairy
  • Winelands Tour
  • Breakfast
  • Air Ticket to Hoedspruit airport
  • All entrance fees

Route 62

  • Buffelsdrift game drive
  • Cango Caves

Garden route

  • Tsitsikama game drive
  • Knysna Lagoon Boat Cruise

Kruger Park

  • Bush walk
  • Full Day Kruger Park Safaris
  • Morning Game Drive in Kruger National Park
  • Afternoon Game Drive in Kruger National Park
  • Bourks Luck Potholes\
  • God’s Window
  • Blyde Rivier Canyon
  • Berlin Water Fall
  • Lisbon Water Fall

 

What Is Excluded:
  • Additional activities not mentioned
  • Gratuities for guides and porters
  • Personal expenditure