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Magnificent South Africa

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PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • INTERNATIONAL & INTERNAL FLIGHTS
  • WELCOME & TRANSFERS
  • ACCOMMODATIONS & 16 MEALS
  • BIG 5 VIEWING SAFARIS
  • SEMI-PRIVATE TOUR (MAXIMUM 8 PERSONS)
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ORGANIZED PACKAGE

Our Organized packages are the perfect combination of freedom and organization. They include all transportation, transfers, accommodation and more. Our packaged getaways remove the hassle of planning for you to admire all the highlights of each destination.

Experience the extraordinary diversity of South Africa on this wonderful semi-private, 14-day organized package including international flights, internal flight, airport transfers, transportation in deluxe vehicles, accommodation in 4* hotels and lodges, 16 meals included, fascinating Kruger Park, iSimangaliso and ocean safaris with accredited rangers and other visits with English-speaking local guides including Panorama Route, Garden Route and more!

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12 NIGHTS / 14 DAYS
 
Day 1: Canada - Johannesburg (South Africa)
Flight with a good itinerary.
 
Day 2: Johannesburg
Arrival at the airport in Johannesburg. You will be greeted by our local representatives after exiting the customs and transferred to your hotel in Johannesburg. Rest of the day free to take advantage of the comfortable installations of your hotel.
 
Day 3: Johannesburg - Dullstroom - Makalali Game Reserve
After breakfast at the hotel, you will travel east to the province of Limpopo, via Dullstroom. You will stop for lunch (own account) en route and arrive at a private game reserve to enjoy a guided, open vehicle game drive. Dinner and overnight in Makalali. (Breakfast-Dinner)
 
Day 4: Makalali Game Reserve - Panorama Route - Hazyview
Experience an early morning start in the bushveld on a guided, open vehicle game drive. You will enjoy coffee and rusks in the bush before returning to the lodge for breakfast.
 
Continuation toward one of South Africa’s most magnificent attractions: Blyde River Canyon and the Three Rondavels on the Panorama Route. The Panorama Route affords guests memorable views of the most significant sites in this mountainous area, including God’s Window and Bourke’s Luck Potholes. Lunch (not included) along this scenic route. Dinner and overnight in Hazyview. (Breakfast-Dinner) 
 
Day 5: Hazyview - Kruger National Park (South Africa) - Eswatini (former Swaziland)
Early breakfast at the hotel before heading toward Mpumalanga's flagship attraction, Kruger National Park. Kruger National Park became South Africa's first national park in 1926. A closed vehicle game drive will allow you to take in the park and view the 'Big 5' and other fauna and flora.
 
Following lunch (not included) en route, you will enter the Kingdom of Eswatini at Jeppes Reef border post. Arrival at the hotel later in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight in the capital's region. (Breakfast-Dinner)
 
Day 6: Eswatini - St Lucia (South Africa)
Following breakfast, you will visit the Swazi Candle Factory and Crafts Market. You will exit Eswatini at Lavumisa border post and enter South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province in an area colloquially referred to as the Elephant Coast. In the late afternoon, you will arrive at the hotel and have the opportunity to freshen up. Overnight in St Lucia. (Breakfast)
 
Day 7: St Lucia - Umhlanga
Before breakfast, you will embark on an open safari vehicle and enjoy a game drive through South Africa's first UNESCO World Heritage Site, the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, a colloquial reference roughly translated as 'miracle and wonder'. You will observe hippos, crocodiles, and an abundance of birds on an eco-friendly boat cruise on the estuary. You can have lunch (not included) while taking in the lake vista before departing for Umhlanga, a popular beach city just outside of Durban. Overnight in Umhlanga. (Breakfast)
 
Day 8: Umhlanga - Durban - Port Elizabeth
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning at leisure to enjoy the coastal town of Umhlanga with its long sandy beach and beachfront market.
 
At the time arranged with your tour leader, you will be transferred from the hotel to King Shaka International Airport for a flight to Port Elizabeth. Greeting and transfer to your hotel. (Breakfast)  
 
Day 9: Port Elizabeth - Tsitsikamma Forest - Knysna
After breakfast, you will head west to Knysna via Storms River and the Tsitsikamma Forest in the heart of the "Garden Route". You will stop at Storms River to enjoy a short walk to the suspension bridge to take in the views. 
 
Enjoy lunch (not included) in the Tsitsikamma Forest area, home to century-old trees, then continue on to the picturesque town of Knysna. After arrival, you will board the informative Knysna oyster cruise to sample oysters and enjoy a sundowner. (Breakfast) 
 
Day 10: Knysna - Plettenberg Bay - Knysna
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Lookout Beach on a marine excursion (weather permitting) dedicated to the observation and conservation of marine mammals. This Fair Trade Tourism certified ocean safari affords guests extensive and memorable whale, dolphin and seal watching.
 
Back on shore, you can enjoy a relaxing lunch (not included). In the afternoon, you will take a guided tour of the Qolweni Township, school, and crèche. This is a community development program; allocated tour proceeds fund the education of Qolweni’s children. You are invited to donate pencils, books, and other stationery. After the scenic drive back to Knysna, spend the afternoon at leisure to explore the village of Knysna. (Breakfast) 
 
Day 11: Knysna - Oudtshoorn
Following breakfast, departure for Oudtshoorn, in the Klein Karoo, via the Outeniqua Pass over the Outeniqua mountains. Oudtshoorn is the principal town of the Klein Karoo and the ostrich capital of the world. Following lunch (not included), you will enjoy an olive farm tour and tasting, paired with Protea rosé or juice before visiting the Cango Caves. Overnight in Oudtshoorn. (Breakfast-Dinner)  
 
Day 12: Oudtshoorn - Cape Town
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, you will visit a typical ostrich farm on a tractor tour. Departing the farm in the Cango Valley, the tour traces Route 62, the region’s iconic freeway. You can enjoy a wine tasting (not included) and the sweeping views of the Tradouw Valley. Lunch (not included) will be enjoyed en route. Arrival at your hotel in Cape Town in the late afternoon. (Breakfast) 
 
Day 13: Cape Town
After breakfast, you will join a guided full-day Cape Point tour. Travel along the Atlantic seaboard to Cape Point via Chapman's Peak and the Cape Peninsula. You will see Cape Point Nature Reserve, Boulders penguin colony (entrance fees not included) and the internationally-recognized Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Overnight in Cape Town. (Breakfast)
 
Day 14: Cape Town - Canada
Breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy some free time to continue your exploration of Cape Town before the transfer to the airport for your flight home. (Breakfast)
 
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*Please note*  

 

  Important: Be sure to contact your travel health professional to find out if you need any special vaccinations or

  medications for your trip at least six weeks before you leave

 
January 2021
Departure Date Return Date Starting rate    
Sat Jan 02 Fri Jan 15 $5,777 /person
Departure
Sat Jan 02
Return
Fri Jan 15
$5,777 /person

Sat Jan 30 Fri Feb 12 $5,777 /person
Departure
Sat Jan 30
Return
Fri Feb 12
$5,777 /person

February 2021
Departure Date Return Date Starting rate    
Sat Feb 27 Fri Mar 12 $5,777 /person
Departure
Sat Feb 27
Return
Fri Mar 12
$5,777 /person

March 2021
Departure Date Return Date Starting rate    
Sat Mar 27 Fri Apr 09 $5,777 /person
Departure
Sat Mar 27
Return
Fri Apr 09
$5,777 /person

April 2021
Departure Date Return Date Starting rate    
Sat Apr 24 Fri May 07 $5,777 /person
Departure
Sat Apr 24
Return
Fri May 07
$5,777 /person

May 2021
Departure Date Return Date Starting rate    
Sat May 22 Fri Jun 04 $5,777 /person
Departure
Sat May 22
Return
Fri Jun 04
$5,777 /person

June 2021
Departure Date Return Date Starting rate    
Sat Jun 19 Fri Jul 02 $5,777 /person
Departure
Sat Jun 19
Return
Fri Jul 02
$5,777 /person

July 2021
Departure Date Return Date Starting rate    
Sat Jul 17 Fri Jul 30 $5,977 /person
Departure
Sat Jul 17
Return
Fri Jul 30
$5,977 /person

August 2021
Departure Date Return Date Starting rate    
Sat Aug 14 Fri Aug 27 $5,977 /person
Departure
Sat Aug 14
Return
Fri Aug 27
$5,977 /person

September 2021
Departure Date Return Date Starting rate    
Sat Sep 11 Fri Sep 24 $5,777 /person
Departure
Sat Sep 11
Return
Fri Sep 24
$5,777 /person

October 2021
Departure Date Return Date Starting rate    
Sat Oct 09 Fri Oct 22 $5,777 /person
Departure
Sat Oct 09
Return
Fri Oct 22
$5,777 /person

*The advertised starting rate is available from Toronto on 2021-01-02

INCLUDES

-International flights between Canada / Johannesburg and Cape Town / Canada with good itineraries
-Internal flight between Durban and Port Elizabeth
-Greetings and transfers by AC vehicles in Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth, and Cape Town

-All breakfasts + 4 dinners (16 meals)

-Transportation by AC vehicles during the tour

-English-speaking local guides during the tour

-All visits and entrance fees as per itinerary
-2 days open safari vehicle game drives with accredited English-speaking nature tour guides as per itinerary
-1 game drive in iSimangaliso Wetland Park with accredited English-speaking nature tour guides as per itinerary
-St Lucia Estuary boat cruise
-Sunset Knysna oyster cruise
-Ocean safari
-All taxes and fees and OPC

 

STANDARD HOTEL CATEGORY:

-1 night in Johannesburg at the Protea Hotel by Marriott Balalaika 4* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-1 night in Hoedspruit at the Makalali Main Lodge 4* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-1 night in Hazyview at the Casa do Sol Hotel & Resort 4* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-1 night in Eswatini at the Royal Swazi Spa 4* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-1 night in St Lucia at the Forest Lodge 4* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-1 night in Umhlanga at the Capital Pearls 4* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-1 night in Port Elizabeth at the Protea Hotel by Marriott Marine 4* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-2 nights in Knysna at the Protea Hotel by Marriott Knysna Quays 3.5* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-1 night in Oudtshoorn at the Surval Boutique Olive Estate 4* hotel (or similar) in a standard room
-2 nights in Cape Town at the aha Harbour Bridge Hotel & Suites 4* hotel (or similar) in a standard room

EXCLUDES

-Travel insurance
-Baggage fees (if applicable)

-Tips: Guides, drivers and hotel staff

-Meals and beverages unless otherwise mentioned
-Personal expenses and optional activities

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Is there a minimum age to book this tour?

Every passenger must be at least 7 years old to participate in this tour.

How much of a deposit is required?

You need to make a 50% deposit upon reservation to secure your seats. If your departure is in less than 60 days, the full amount is due when booking.

When is the balance due?

The balance is due 60 days prior to the departure date.

Is it a guaranteed departure?

Yes, all our departures are guaranteed.

What is the group size?

This is a semi-private package: our groups are 8 people maximum. This is the best way to take full advantage of the tours and the guide's explanations. 

Is triple occupancy available?

For this package, triple occupancy is on request, unless the 3rd passenger is a child aged between 2 and 11 years old (at the time of traveling). We will check price and availability upon reservation.

Will there be someone waiting for us at the airport?

Yes, our local operators will welcome you at the gate holding a sign with your name on it. You will be transfered to the hotel.

Are the hotels far from the city?

In Johannesburg and Cape Town, the hotels are centrally located which means that whether you walk or use local transportation, you will be able to reach the city within 30 minutes.

Are tips included?

If you are happy with your guides and the services you receive, we suggest tipping your guide $8 CAD / $6 USD per day per person. At restaurants, a tip of 15% is standard but do check with your waiter as some restaurants add a standard service charge to the bill.

Tipping is always at your discretion, feel free to tip the other local staff who make your stay enjoyable.

What is the average cost of a meal?

All your breakfasts are already included as well 4 dinners. The cost of a meal should be about $16 CAD / $12 USD per person.

Is it possible to add extras nights?

Yes, you may add extra nights to your package. However, for this tour, we can add nights only in Johannesburg before or in Cape Townn after the tour. Simply make the request with your reservation agent who will change your flights accordingly. We can include the same hotels or you may stay under your own arrangements. The price will be confirmed by your agent depending on availability.

Is the bus equipped with toilets, AC, Wi-fi?

The van is air-conditioned. The tour makes frequent rest stops to allow you to go to the bathroom. Wi-Fi is not available on board.

Other useful information:

Currency: South African Rand.

Visa: For US and Canadian residents, no visa is required. Your passport must contain at least 2 empty visa pages.

Language: Mainly Afrikaans and English (there are 11 official languages in South Africa).

Vaccines: Make sure your routines vaccines are up to date. Check with your travel clinic if you need vaccination for Hepatitis A and B and typhoid and yellow fevers among others.

ORGANIZED PACKAGE

Our Organized packages are the perfect combination of freedom and organization. They include all transportation, transfers, accommodation and more. Our packaged getaways remove the hassle of planning for you to admire all the highlights of each destination.

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