14 Days Comprehensive Safari in South Africa

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Overview of the 14 Days Comprehensive Safari in South Africa

The 14 Days Comprehensive Safari in South Africa is an extensive safari package commencing firm Johannesburg and ending in Cape Town.  The safari features a fusion of wildlife, culture and history, recreation, adventure and sightseeing.  The destinations featured include; Pretoria City, the Mpumalanga Escarpment, Kruger National Park for wild game viewing, the ancient Kingdoms of Swaziland and Zulu, Lake St Lucia for a boat cruise, Durban City, Tsitsikamma Forest for a forest walk, Cango Caves close to Swartberg Mountains, Oudtshoorn with its historical Ostrich industry, Cape Peninsular and the Cape Wine lands.

Safari Highlight of the 14 Days Comprehensive Safari in South Africa

Day 1 of the 14 Days Comprehensive Safari in South Africa: Arrive in Johannesburg – OR Tambo International Airport & transfer to the hotel

Day 2 of the 14 Days Comprehensive Safari in South Africa: Transfer to Pretoria / Mpumalanga

Day 3 of the 14 Days Comprehensive Safari in South Africa: Explore the Mpumalanga Escarpment

Day 4 of the 14 Days Comprehensive Safari in South Africa: Game drive in Kruger National Park

Day 5 of the 14 Days Comprehensive Safari in South Africa: Explore the ancient Kingdom of Swaziland

Day 6 of the 14 Days Comprehensive Safari in South Africa:  Transfer to the ancient Zulu Kingdom and afternoon game drive in Umfolozi game reserve

Day 7 of the 14 Days Comprehensive Safari in South Africa:   Explore the Durban Area / Kwa Zulu Natal

Day 8 of the 14 Days Comprehensive Safari in South Africa: Transfer by flight to Port Elizabeth/ Knysna in the famous Garden route

Day 9 of the 14 Days Comprehensive Safari in South Africa: Explore Knysna

Day 10 of the 14 Days Comprehensive Safari in South Africa: Explore Oudtshoorn

Day 11 of the 14 Days Comprehensive Safari in South Africa: Transfer to Cape Town & do Sightseeing en route

Day 12 of the 14 Days Comprehensive Safari in South Africa: Explore the Cape Peninsula

Day 13 of the 14 Days Comprehensive Safari in South Africa: Explore the Cape Wine lands

Day 14 of the 14 Days Comprehensive Safari in South Africa: Departure

Detailed Safari Itinerary of the 14 Days Comprehensive Safari in South Africa

Day 1 of the 14 Days Comprehensive Safari in South Africa: Arrive in Johannesburg – OR Tambo International Airport & transfer to the hotel

Following a flight from your country of origin, you land at the famous OR Tambo International Airport in the city of Johannesburg where you will find our representative well set to welcome you to the destination South Africa. After the meet and greet, you transfer to the hotel for relaxation and overnight. In case you arrive a bit early, you can spend the rest of the day at leisure where you can opt to take a town walk or a tour of Soweto.

Accommodation:

Upmarket / Luxury: The Palazo Monte Casino

Midrange / Standard: The Residence Boutique Hotel

Budget / Basic: Rose bank Lodge Guesthouse

Day 2 of the 14 Days Comprehensive Safari in South Africa: Transfer to Pretoria / Mpumalanga

After breakfast at the hotel, you take the northern route to Pretoria – the capital city of South Africa. You make a stop in Pretoria for a simple city drive and sightseeing before proceeding to Mpumalanga Province to the east of Cape. The drive takes us through the Dullstrom an impressive historical country town listed among the famous fly fishing points of South Africa and the Lydenburg in the Long Tom Pass foothills. The evening is spent in the Long Tom Pass overlooking the Lowveld spread on the escarpment

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Misty Mountain

Midrange / Standard: Gunyatoo Trout Farm & Guesthouse

Budget / Basic: Sabie Self Catering Apartments

Day 3 of the 14 Days Comprehensive Safari in South Africa: Explore the Mpumalanga Escarpment

This day is dedicated for the exploration of the Panorama route with its magical breathtaking views. The exploration includes remarkable sites like the God’s Window which presents an endless view of the mountains covered with indigenous forests, rich fertile valleys along with the Blyde River Canyon may leave you a little lost for words. This is a total immersion into the Africa’s natural wonders. The impressive human landscapes are also magical to explore including Graskop village a historical industrious gold mining camp positioned on the side of the escarpment.

Accommodation: Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel

Day 4 of the 14 Days Comprehensive Safari in South Africa: Game drive in Kruger National Park

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This is dedicated for wild game viewing in Kruger National Park. The largest, the first and the famous National Park in South Africa, Kruger presents a remarkable wild game viewing experience that will generate lifetime memories.  Talk of the Big five of wild game including Lions, Rhinos both white and black, Leopards, Elephants and Buffaloes. The other animals include; Zebra, Warthog, Giraffe, Spotted Hyena, Cheetah, wild dog, Greater Kudu, Eland, Bushbuck, Roan Antelope, Nyala, Sable Antelope, common reedbuck, Mountain Reedbuck, Blue Wildebeest, Tsessebe, Lichtenstein’s Hartebeest, Impala, Klipspringer, Suni, Steenbok, Oribi, Red Duiker, Sharpe’s Grysbok, Bush pig and Common Duiker.  Retire for dinner and overnight

Accommodation:

Upmarket / Luxury: Lion Sands River Lodge

Midrange / Standard: Hamilton’s Tented Camp

Budget/ Basic: Skukuza Rest Camp

Day 5 of the 14 Days Comprehensive Safari in South Africa: Explore the ancient Kingdom of Swaziland

You embark on the drive to the ancient Kingdom of Swaziland under the leadership of King Mswati III but a former protectorate of the British. This is a journey to one of the main South Africa’s culture and heritage centers. You take deep insights of the Swazi life including their traditions and practices.   The drive proceeds to Mbabane – the capital of Swaziland positioned along the beautiful Mbabane River before approaching the magnificent hills of the Ezulwini Valley – the home to Ezulwini Craft Market where you can do some shopping. The craft materials here are skillfully made by the expert Swazi artisans.

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Foresters Arms

Midrange / Standard: Mountain Inn

Budget/ Basic: Eden Guesthouse

 Day 6 of the 14 Days Comprehensive Safari in South Africa:  Transfer to the ancient Zulu Kingdom and afternoon game drive in Umfolozi game reserve

Zulu Kingdom

Following a relaxed breakfast, you embark on the drive to Zululand – the KwaZulu-Natal Province of South Africa. The drive takes you through impressive round huts standing in the tranquil rural environment.  You undertake an afternoon game drive in the Umfolozi Game Reserve. Positioned to the north of Durban, the Umfolozi game reserve is a home to the African Big five along with other wild game like Cheetah, Nyala and Wild Dog.  The area is widely recognised for its unmatched effort in White Rhino Conservation.

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: Hlathikhulu Lodge

Midrange / Standard:  Masinda lodge

Budget /Basic: Nselweni Camp

Day 7 of the 14 Days Comprehensive Safari in South Africa:   Explore the Durban Area / Kwa Zulu Natal

After breakfast, you transfer to Lake St Lucia to catch up with a cruise gaining chances of exploring this award winning wilderness area distanced from Indian Ocean by an extensive dune system. You proceed along the beautiful KwaZulu-Natal coastline to Durban in the south with its tropical climate.  The sights en route include the extensive sugar cane plantations that have made this region a stronghold for Sugar Industry at both local and international market.  Spend the afternoon at leisure after reaching in Durban.

Accommodation

Up market / Luxury:  Protea Hotel Edward

Midrange / Standard:   Hotel Durban

Budget /Basic:  Sun 1 Durban

Day 8 of the 14 Days Comprehensive Safari in South Africa: Transfer by flight to Port Elizabeth/ Knysna in the famous Garden route

You transfer to Durban Airport to catch up with a flight to Port Elizabeth – the east of Cape Town.  Port Elizabeth is one of the remarkable cities and Sea Ports in South Africa positioned on Algoa bay and upon landing, you are welcomed by the driver guide who will then take you to Tsitsikamma National Park. The Park features lush wilderness, cliffs, deep gorges, tidal pools along with ever green native forests that will make your tour exciting. Proceed on the drive to the Western Cape before approaching Knysna at the heart of the Garden route. Retire for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Up market / Luxury:  Head over Hills Luxury Retreat

Midrange / Standard:     Hill View Self Catering Apartments

Budget /Basic: Bamboo Guesthouse

Day 9 of the 14 Days Comprehensive Safari in South Africa: Explore Knysna

Knysna

Explore the Knysna with its unique landscapes. The encounter includes a cruise on the tranquil Knysna Lagoon and the tour to the Featherbed Nature Reserve. The Knysna Heads imposing sandstone sentinels at the entrance of the Sea to the expanse tidal lagoon, the forests, serene beaches and marshes is worthy your photo shoots. Spend the afternoon at leisure with an option of taking a walk in the waterfront area visiting curio shops and boutiques.

Accommodation

Up market / Luxury:  Head over Hills Luxury Retreat

Midrange / Standard:     Hill View Self Catering Apartments

Budget /Basic: Bamboo Guesthouse

Day 10 of the 14 Days Comprehensive Safari in South Africa: Explore Oudtshoorn

After breakfast, you embark on the drive exploring the magnificent views of the coastal plateau starting from the Outeniqua Pass en route up to Oudtshoorn in the region of Klein Karoo. Commonly referred as the feather capital of the world, the Oudtshoorn stand as the center of the Ostrich industry in South Africa that dates back to mid-1800’s. The afternoon is spent learning more about the Ostriches – the largest flightless birds after which you take a tour to the Cango Caves which are remarkable natural underground landmarks in South Africa. Retire for overnight

Accommodation

Up market / Luxury:   Protea Hotel Riempie Estate

Midrange / Standard:  Mount Noah Lodge

Budget /Basic: Karoo Soul

Day 11 of the 14 Days Comprehensive Safari in South Africa: Transfer to Cape Town & do Sightseeing en route

The drive is marked by magnificent sightseeing experience as you connect to the sparkling Cape Town City. If it a season for Whales (July to Nov), you drive by the seas side Hermanus Village which offers  possible sights of the playful and majestic Southern Right Whales as they frolic offshore. In other months, you drive along the famous Route 62 meandering past the mountains and rivers not forgetting fruit orchards along with worldly recognized vine yards.

Accommodation

Upmarket / Luxury: One & Only Cape Town

Midrange / Standard:   Protea Hotel Cape Castle Waterfront

Budget/ Basic:  Green Elephant Back Packers

Day 12 of the 14 Days Comprehensive Safari in South Africa: Explore the Cape Peninsula 

Cape Peninsular

After breakfast, you embark on the exploration of the Cape peninsular where the famous Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope can be explored.  The sites to explore include; the Boulders beach with its remarkable Penguin colony, the Hout bay with the possibility of a boat ride to explore the Seal Colony, the Simon’s Town which is a historic Naval base of South Africa on the False bay shores, the Fynobos Vegetation which is a section of the Cape Floral Region – a World Heritage Site, the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden positioned on Table Mountain’s Eastern Slopes.  The other interesting features include scenic drive through the Peninsula exploring its craggy peaks, rugged coast, abundant bio-diversity, sea side villages and towns with great maritime culture and history.

Accommodation:

Upmarket / Luxury: One & Only Cape Town

Midrange / Standard:   Protea Hotel Cape Castle Waterfront

Budget/ Basic:  Green Elephant Back Packers
Day 13 of the 14 Days Comprehensive Safari in South Africa: Explore the Cape Wine lands

After breakfast, you immerse yourself in a day long exploration of the Cape Wine lands.  This region of Cape Town is amazing and an expanse wonder worth exploring. The remarkable Cape Dutch manors, beautiful villages, rolling valleys and the extensive grape vines some of which date back to 100 years past forming base for South Africa’s name as the prime wine producer in Africa. The wine region features remarkable fertile soils in the areas of Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek where a range of world class red, white and fortified wines are produced.  The tour highlights include the tour to Stellenbosch famous for its tree lined streets, al fresco cafés, historical architecture and remarkable shopping, Franschhoek Valley re-known as South Africa’s wine and food heartland engulfed by extensive mountain vistas, the Paarl the ancient home to the Afrikaans language, the Boschendal Manor House featuring the ancient Dutch architecture dating back to early 1800’s, Wine tasting at some of the top wine land estates in Cape town and eventually an educative Wine Cellar Tour. Retreat to Cape Town for dinner and overnight

Accommodation:

Upmarket / Luxury: One & Only Cape Town

Midrange / Standard:   Protea Hotel Cape Castle Waterfront

Budget/ Basic:  Green Elephant Back Packers

Day 14 of the 14 Days Comprehensive Safari in South Africa: Departure

Depending on your flight time, you connect to Cape Town International Airport to catch up with your flight back home.

End of the 14 Days Comprehensive Safari in South Africa