The World in One Country South African Safari Experience



DISCOVER MORE
  
  

  

TRAVELLING DATES: (19 DAYS) 15 AUG - 2 SEP

VISITING: JOHANNESBURG, KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, SWAZILAND, JOZINI, DURBAN, DRAKENSBERG, PORT ELIZABETH, KNYSNA, HERMANUS, CAPE TOWN.

Day 1 - MALTA - DUBAI

Meet your tour manager at Malta International Airport for our flight to Johannesburg via Larnaca and Dubai.
  

Day 2 - JOHANNESBERG
Upon arrival at Tambo international Airport you will be met by our partners in South Africa and you will be assisted to the coach for the transfer to The 4*Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Melrose Arch, where your luggage will be stored until you return later for checkin. Depart to Apartheid Museum for an afternoon tour, then return to your hotel.
  

Day 3 - KRUGER
Breakfast and this morning gasp at the glory that is God’s Window, a boundless view of forested mountains and fertile plains, and enjoy a different view of the spectacular Blyde River Canyon. We explore Bourke’s Luck Potholes and other highlights include the waterfalls at Graskop and Pilgrim`s Rest before arriving at Kruger where we check in at The 4* Protea Hotel Kruger Gate. Dinner included.
  

Day 4 – KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
Breakfast and try to imagine a national park the size of Israel, with huge tracts of acacia, sycamore figs and bush willow interrupted by open savannah, rushing rivers and the occasional rocky bluff. Now fill it with lions, leopards, elephants, Cape buffaloes and black rhinos (the Big Five), plus cheetahs, giraffes, hippos and many species of smaller animals. Today you will experience all this first hand as we go on a full day Kruger National Park open-vehicle game drive. Dinner included.
  

Day 5 – KRUGER - SWAZILAND
After breakfast, depart to Swaziland, visiting the Matsamo Cultural Village en route. The village is traditional and a must for visitors looking to experience authentic Swazi culture, which is well preserved in this area. You’ll be treated to age-old folk songs, rhythmic dance performances, including the famous Rain Dance, and music with authentic African instruments. You can also wander on a tour through the village with its many huts and spaces, interacting with the villagers as they go about their daily activities, cultivating their crops, preparing traditional food and fashioning beautiful craft works. Transfer to your 4* Royal Swazi Spa Hotel. Dinner included.
 

Day 6 – SWAZILAND - JOZINI
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, then depart Swaziland and travel to Jozini where you will have a boat game viewing cruise to explore the splendour of Lake Jozini in true style. Transfer to your 4*Jozini Tiger Lodge. Dinner included.
  

Day 7 – JOZINI - DURBAN
After breakfast, depart for Durban with a stop at Shakaland to experience a cultural show and lunch. Shakaland is a living museum of the life and times of this Zulu monarch and you can re-live the excitement and romance of the days of Shaka, King of the Zulus, in this authentic re-creation of the Great Kraal overlooking the Phobane Lake. Experience the sight of assegaai-wielding warriors, share the fascinating secrets of the Sangomas and witness traditional customs such as tribal dancing, spear making and the beerdrinking ceremonies. This cultural village is a unique resort built amid thorn trees and aloes, comprising a traditional Zulu “Umuzi” or homestead, where the Zulu people reside. Travel on to the seaside town of Umhlanga Rocks, which is located 15 minutes from the centre of Durban. Check in at The 4* Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge.
  

Day 8/9 - DRAKENSBERG
After breakfast, depart to the Drakensberg mountains where you will spend two nights at your resort. Check in at The 4* Champagne Castle Hotel which is nestled below the second highest peak in South Africa, Champagne Castle (3377m), part of the main escarpment within the Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg mountain range, the highest mountain range in South Africa. Due to its diversity of plant, bird and insect life and the richest collection of San rock paintings in Africa, it has been declared a Mixed World Heritage Site. For visual impact, recreational variety and luxurious splendour, Champagne Castle Hotel is pretty close to being an ultimate experience. Your stay will be characterised by the proximity you gain to the most dramatic and immediate views of the Drakensberg Escarpment and the ‘Barrier of Spears’. Whether you walk or hike, trout fish or horse ride, play golf or tennis, swim or bowl, everything here has been configured to embrace this unparalleled setting. Lunch and dinner included.
  

Day 10 – DURBAN - PORT ELIZABETH
Transfer to Durban for check in at King Shaka Airport for your flight to Port Elizabeth. Transfer and check in to The 4* Boardwalk Hotel.
  

Day 11 - KNYSNA
After breakfast, depart to Knysna via Tsitsikamma Forest and Plettenberg Bay. Tsitsikamma - the Garden of the Garden Route welcomes you - Tsitsikamma is a khoi word meaning “place of abundant or sparkling water”. The region, which sits on a 200m high plateau stretches from the Bloukrans River in the west to the Tsitsikamma River in the east, is bordered on the north by the imposing Tsitsikamma Mountains and in the south by the Indian Ocean. The area is covered in large tracts of indigenous forest, commercial plantation and Fynbos. Deep river gorges cleft the plateau as they make their way down to the sea, creating spectacular waterfalls and deep kloofs (ravines). The water in the rivers is a characteristic dark brown (Coca Cola Water) due to its high tannin content leached from the surrounding vegetation. Stop at the seaside town of Plettenberg Bay before returning back to the hotel.
  

Day 12 - KNYSNA
After breakfast, depart on your Featherbed Eco tour. The Featherbed Nature Reserve, situated on the Western Head in Knysna, is the premier eco-experience on the Garden Route. Enjoy a ferry trip on the Knysna Lagoon to the Western Head, then in a 4x4 vehicle and trailer drive up the headland onto the Reserve, stopping at spectacular viewpoints. A specialist guide will provide information on history, fauna & flora, then take an optional guided 2.2km walk through coastal forest and fynbos into ancient sea caves. Enjoy a world renowned buffet lunch at an outdoor restaurant setting under a canopy of Milkwood trees before taking the ferry back to Knysna. Check in at The 4* Protea Knysna Quays Hotel.
  

Day 13 – KNYSNA - HERMANUS
Breakfast and this morning transfer to Hermanus - visit the Cango Caves, situated in a limestone ridge parallel to the well known Swartberg Mountains, you will find the finest dripstone caverns, with their vast halls and towering formations. Depart to the Safari Show Ostrich Farm and enjoy a one hour tour, followed by lunch. Check in at The 4* Marine Hotel.
  

Day 14 – HERMANUS – CAPE TOWN
Breakfast and today we have a day of magnificent vistas. Hermanus has grown from a small seaside resort town to possibly the best known place for whale watching in the world and the best way to enjoy whale watching in Hermanus is by boat (optional). Enjoy the ever-changing passing canvas as we travel to Cape Town. Travel on to Cape Town, stopping at the cableway and take the cable car up Table Mountain, to enjoy spectacular views of the city and surrounds. Check in at The 4* Protea President Hotel.
  

Day 15 – CAPE TOWN
After breakfast join us on the ultimate ‘Mother City’ experience, designed to orientate and give you a full-colour insight into the extraordinary magic of Cape Town. We’ve chosen iconic buildings, snatches of its history, and experiences unique to this City. We visit the country’s oldest building, The Castle (closed Sundays), and a short distance away, the Company Gardens, both historically fascinating and well conserved. Our drive continues past Parliament Buildings, City Hall and the Slave Lodge, and you’ll sense the depth of history via their distinctive architecture. Colonial then changes to colourful, as we move up the cobblestoned hills to the Malay Quarter, and marvel at the ice-cream colours of the quaint Bo-Kaap homes. Our day ends on a sparkling note, as we trace the moves of a professional diamond cutter, as he creates every girl’s dream stone. Perhaps you’ll be taking one home.
  

Day 16 – CAPE TOWN
Breakfast and today depart on a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula. Drive along Millionaire’s Paradise from Clifton to Camps Bay and on to Llandudno, before an up-close-and-personal Seal Island cruise and wind along Chapman’s Peak Drive. Proceed to Cape Point Nature Reserve which lies at the south-western tip of Africa and offers great views, a restaurant and a funicular which takes you up to the old lighthouse. The spectacular scenery coupled with zebras, baboons, deserted beaches and plenty of fynbos to make this one of the Cape’s must see destinations. Drive to Simon’s Town where you will stop for lunch (own account). Visit the penguin colony at Boulders Beach, then travel back to Cape Town, stopping at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens en route.
  

Day 17 – CAPE TOWN
Breakfast and proceed to a superb day dedicated to celebrating the glorious grape, the exceptional winelands region, and the heavenly scenery! The area’s rich with history, and we can’t help but feel it as we move through the region to experience a wine cellar tour and tasting, where you’ll learn all about the process of winemaking, from grape to goblet. We visit Neethlingshof for a cellar tour and wine tasting. Afternoon (optional) excursion to Robben Island the icon of struggle, freedom and hope made famous by Nelson Mandela `s imprisonment here.

Day 18 – CAPE TOWN
Breakfast and time at leisure for personal sightseeing and shopping. Transfer from your hotel to Cape Town International Airport, for your flight to Malta via Dubai.
  

Day 19 - DUBAI - MALTA
Arrival in Malta.


DEPARTURES & PRICES

OUR PACKAGES INCLUDE
RETURN INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS MALTA / JOHANNESBURG / CAPE TOWN / MALTA
ONE WAY FLIGHT FROM DURBAN TO PORT ELIZABETH
AIRLINE TAXES AND FUEL CHARGES
14 NIGHTS IN 4* ACCOMODATION
2 NIGHTS SOUTH AFRICAN KRUGER EXPERIENCE
ALL TRANSFERS
ALL EXCURSIONS AS PER ITINERARY
26 MEALS: 15 BREAKFASTS, 5 LUNCHES, 6 DINNERS
LOCAL ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE
COMPREHENSIVE GUIDED SIGHTSEEING
ACTIVE INTINERARY WITH UNIQUE CULTURAL FEATURES
SERVICES OF AN EXPERIENCED ROCS TRAVEL TOUR MANAGER
VISA REQUIRED

PACKAGE PRICE PER PERSON
TWIN SHARING 3699
SINGLE 4599

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS
WHALE WATCHING 63
ROBBEN ISLAND 38

Request a Quote

  

  

All bookings are subject to our general information, booking conditions and information.
Photographs of rooms are indicative of room type available. Facilities described may be seasonal.
Rates are per person and include: return flights, accommodation as stated and airline taxes.
Fuel surcharge may apply. Special offers applicable only in specific periods. Prices may vary without notice.

For a full list of terms and conditions kindly visit www.rocsgrp.com/travel/terms.  
For a more detailed descirption, full details of facilities and supplements, please refer to our website. E&OE.

GALLERY