10 Day – Place of Heaven Guided Tour to South Africa

Tour: 10 Day – Place of Heaven Guided Tour to South Africa

Dates: On Demand

Duration: 10 Days / 9 Nights

Recommended add-on Tour: 4 Nights – Cape Town or 4 Nights – Victoria Falls

Meals: (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner)

* Accommodation is subject to availability, if the under mentioned accommodation is not available we shall endeavor to supply comparable facilities.


TOUR ENQUIRY


Day 1:

Morning arrival on your tour to South Africa, your guide will meet you upon arrival at Johannesburg’s O R Tambo International Airport. Depart to Pretoria (Jacaranda Capital) for a city tour that includes the Voortrekker Monument, Paul Kruger House, Church Square and Union Buildings. Lunch in Pretoria, before checking-in at our charming little lodge near the airport. Dinner will be served at the lodge.

Accommodation:: Journey’s Inn Africa *** (D)


Day 2:

Depart to Hluhluwe via Ermelo and Piet Retief. Overnight on the Bonamanzi private game reserve in Zululand.

Accommodation: Bonamanzi Lodge **** (B & D)


Day 3:

The morning of your third day on your tour to South Africa you have an option of joining the ranger on a game walk, rest of the morning at leisure. This afternoon we travel to the Hluhluwe / Umfolozi Game Reserve, in by-gone years this reserve was the hunting grounds of Zulu Kings. Spend the rest of day on an open vehicle safari in search of the “Big 5” and a host of other animals. Dinner at the camp’s restaurant. Overnight on the Bonamanzi private game reserve in Zululand.

Accommodation: Bonamanzi Lodge **** (B & D)


Day 4:

Take a cruise on the St Lucia estuary, a lake riddled with crocodiles and hippos in the Greater St Lucia Wetlands, which is also one of South Africa’s six UNESCO world heritage sites. Depart after the cruise to Shakaland. Lunch will be available at the hotel before check-in. Enjoy Zulu hospitality at its best with a traditional Zulu festival and feast at Shakaland. Overnight in the beautiful “Nkwalini Valley”.

Accommodation: Protea Hotel Shakaland **** (B, D & Show)


Day 5:

Early departure for a day of history and battlefields, visit places that still exude an ambience of a once mighty Zulu nation, such as the “Battle of Blood River”, the Anglo-Zulu war battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorke`s Drift. Overnight in Dundee.

Accommodation: Royal Country Inn ** (B)


Day 6:

Travel to Umhlanga, the rest of the day at leisure in Umhlanga with its golden beaches washed by the warm Indian Ocean in a sub – tropical setting. Overnight in Umhlanga.

Accommodation: Umhlanga Protea Hotel **** (B)


Day 7:

Today we drive to Giants Castle in the Natal Drakensburg Mountains, also known as the “barrier of spears” via the historical city of Pietermaritzburg, stop for lunch at Howick waterfall. All meals are served at the lodge’s restaurant. Overnight in the Natal Drakensberg Mountains. The Natal Drakensburg Mountains is a must see destination for anyone on a tour to South Africa.

Accommodation: Giants Castle Lodge **** (B)


Day 8:

A day at leisure in the beautiful Natal Drakensburg Mountains where San (Bushmen) left their life stories in the form of paintings and drawings on the rocks and in the caves. Visit Giants Castle cave for a guided tour or take a walk along one of the numerous nature trails in this park. Dinner at the lodges restaurant. Overnight in the Natal Drakensberg Mountains.

Accommodation: Giants Castle Lodge **** (B)


Day 9:

Travel the “Oliviershoek Pass” to the village of Clarens and the Golden Gate Highlands National Park. Spend the afternoon relaxing at the hotel or take a walk along one of the numerous nature trails in the park.

Accommodation: Golden Gate Hotel *** (B & D)

Optional activities:

  • Horse riding or game drives are available.

Day 10:

Drive back to Johannesburg the commercial hub of South Africa. Township tour of Soweto – reflex on the “Apartheid” era of South Africa’s history. There will be time for last minute shopping before your departure.

Accommodation: – (B)

OR

We offer an optional add-on tour if you would like to extend your tour to South Africa

Recommended – Cape Town Add-on Tour:

Travel to Johannesburg, catch your flight to Cape Town. Your guide will meet you on arrival in Cape Town and he / she will transfer you to your hotel. Dinner can be enjoyed at one of the numerous excellent restaurants on the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Overnight in Cape Town on the V & A Waterfront.

Accommodation: (-)
V & A City Lodge *** or
President Hotel **** or
Commodore Hotel *****


Day 11:

Take a scenic drive around the “Cape Peninsula”. Visit Hout Bay and the Cape Fur Seal colony on Duiker Island, Chapman’s Peak Pass, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Cape of Good Hope, Cape Point, Boulders – Penguins. Lunch along the way. Optional and weather permitting – we take the cableway up Table Mountain. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Cape Town on the V & A Waterfront.

Accommodation: (B)
V & A City Lodge *** or
President Hotel **** or
Commodore Hotel *****


Day 12:

Day 12 of your tour to South Africa is a day at leisure, where you can do the following optional activities – a city orientation tour of South Africa’s beautiful Mother City on the “hop-on hop-off bus” or visit a local township or visit Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 17 years or visit to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens or visit one of the numerous beautiful beaches around the Cape or for the energetic – take a hike up Table Mountain or for the brave – shark cage diving. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Cape Town on the V & A Waterfront.

Accommodation: (B)
V & A City Lodge *** or
President Hotel **** or
Commodore Hotel *****


Day 13:

Wine tasting and cellar tour at one of the wine estates along the Cape’s world-renowned Stellenbosch Wine Route, also spend some time in the picturesque and historical towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Enjoy dinner at one of the excellent restaurants in town. Overnight in Cape Town on the V & A Waterfront.

Accommodation: (B & D)
V & A City Lodge *** or
President Hotel **** or
Commodore Hotel *****


Day 14:

Morning at leisure. Lunch at the V & A Waterfront, time for last minute shopping and weather permitting an optional helicopter flight over the “Cape Peninsula”. Transfer to Cape Town International Airport in order for you to catch your flight home.

Accommodation: – (B)


Included on your tour to South Africa:

Accommodation (2 – 4*), transport, guide, meals as indicated, porter-age where available, conservation fees and all entrance fees as per itinerary.

Excluded on your tour to South Africa:

Air tickets – International, passport and visa fees, airport tax, insurance, phone calls, beverages, gratuities, purchases of items of a personal nature, excess baggage and optional excursions not included in the tour.

 


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