15 Days Budget South Africa From ZAR 19,500 | MANDELITA TRAVEL
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This extraordinary journey will highlight the unbelievable diversity that South Africa has to offer. Explore all the riches of this magnificent country including the beautiful ‘Mother City’, the lush Garden Route, the extraordinary scenic Mpumalanga Escarpment and the famous Kruger National Park.
  • Departures: 17/01/2016, 07/02/2016, 21/02/2016, 06/03/2016, 20/03/2016, 10/04/2016, 24/04/2016, 15/05/2016, 12/06/2016, 03/07/2016, 17/07/2016, 14/08/2016, 04/09/2016, 18/09/2016, 09/10/2016, 23/10/2016, 06/11/2016, 20/11/2016
  • Duration: 15 days / 14 nights
  • Minimum: 2 person

Tour Highlights

  • Big 5 game viewing in the Kruger National Park
  • Fascinating cultures of the Swazi & Zulu Kingdom
  • Extraordinary mountain scenery along Mpumalanga’s Eastern Escarpment and the Southern Drakensberg Mountains
  • Enjoy the scenic splendour of the Garden Route
  • Experience the diversity of beautiful Cape Town

Day 1: JOHANNESBURG

Upon arrival you will be met and assisted to your shuttle transfer service to the hotel. You have the remainder of the day at leisure until 19h00 when we all meet at the hotel reception for a briefing on the tour and a chance to meet up with your fellow travellers.

Overnight: Protea Hotel OR Tambo Airport


Day 2: HAZYVIEW

This morning we leave for Mpumalanga, dropping several hundred feet into the lush subtropical region of the Lowveld. Travel along the circular Panorama Route via Graskop, visiting the view sites of the Blyde River Canyon, one of the natural wonders of Africa; gasp at the glory of God’s Window, with a boundless view of mountains and fertile plains and finally a visit to Bourke’s Luck Potholes before heading to Hazyview. [B]

Overnight: Hippo Hollow Country Estate


Day 3: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

We have a bright and early start to the day in order to experience the wonders of exploring the Kruger National Park in our closed vehicle. Spend a morning with the Big Five in the Kruger National Park. The Kruger National Park is an internationally renowned game reserve of nearly 2 million hectares and supports the largest variety of wildlife species on the African continent. Keep a lookout for the wonderful flora and bird life that abounds. We return to our hotel around lunch time and your afternoon is at leisure. [PB]

Overnight: Hippo Hollow Country Estate


Day 4: SWAZILAND

This morning after breakfast, we check out and depart on our journey to Swaziland. We proceed south to Malalane and then onto Swaziland where this afternoon you will visit a real Chief’s village and have the fantastic opportunity to gain an authentic knowledge of traditional Swazi culture. [BL]

Overnight: Lugogo Sun


 Day 5: SWAZILAND – ST LUCIA AND SURROUNDS

This morning we journey through Swaziland into Zululand. Our journey continues into the Kingdom of KwaZulu-Natal where ancient traditions and modern cultures of both Zulu and Settler have combined into a vibrant society living in peace and harmony. Arrive this afternoon in the Umfolozi area for your overnight stay. [B]

Overnight: Protea Hotel Umfolozi River


 Day 6: ST LUCIA AND SURROUNDS – DURBAN

Guests have the option to lie in or take an optional morning boat cruise (own account) or simply soak up the atmosphere of this tourist town St Lucia before heading off later in the morning towards Durban. An orientation tour introduces us to this multicultural, vibrant seaside city before arriving at our hotel late afternoon. [B]

Overnight: Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge


 Day 7: DURBAN – DRAKENSBERG

This morning, enjoy a leisurely breakfast or perhaps take an early morning cab ride to the bustling Umhlanga Beach for a stroll along the Promenade mile which buzzes with energy as surfers, joggers and cyclists take to this seaside playground. Then we head into the majestic Southern Drakensberg Mountains. We proceed on a visit to the 300 foot high Howick Falls, continuing through the Southern Midlands Meander Route, arriving at our hotel mid-afternoon. Your afternoon is at leisure to soak up the surroundings, or go fishing, hiking and even horse riding in clean mountain air (own account). [BD]

Overnight: Drakensberg Gardens Hotel


 Day 8: DRAKENSBERG

Full day at leisure to soak up the surroundings of the magnificent Southern Drakensberg Mountains. There are also many leisure activities to be enjoyed at the Resort. [BD]

Overnight: Drakensberg Gardens Hotel


 Day 9: DRAKENSBERG – EASTERN CAPE COAST

This morning we continue south to the Eastern Cape entering the fourth of the provinces and the birth place of Nelson Mandela (fondly known as Madiba). En route we see the old traditional way of life in the homeland area known as the Transkei and stop for lunch outside the capital of Umtata. We continue via Nelson Mandela’s birth place and house, arriving late afternoon at our accommodation in Chinsta East, on the beautiful, unspoilt Eastern Cape Coast. [BD]

Overnight: Crawfords Beach Lodge


 Day 10: EASTERN CAPE COAST – PORT ELIZABETH

We awake to the sounds of the crashing waves and have the morning at leisure to unwind with beach sand between our toes. The beach stretches on uninterrupted for many kilometres and the thick indigenous beach forest is a haven for an amazing variety of birdlife. We set off heading south to Port Elizabeth. [B]

Overnight: Garden Court Kings Beach


 Day 11: PORT ELIZABETH – KNYSNA

Today our journey continues towards the Cape. Visit the Tsitsikamma Forest, which provides scenic walking opportunities. A short walk to the Storms River Mouth offers some magnificent views of the gorge and river below. Arrive in Knysna late afternoon for check in at our hotel. [BD]

Overnight: Knysna Hollow Country Estate


 Day 12: KNYSNA – OUDTSHOORN – MOSSEL BAY

After breakfast, we travel inland over the spectacular Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, known as the ‘feather capital of the world’ because of its ostrich industry. We visit a working ostrich farm and then explore the famous Cango Caves. Walk (the more adventurous may crawl!) around the famous Cango Caves with their magnificent dripstone formations of stalactites and stalagmites. Overnight in Mossel Bay. [B]

Overnight: Garden Court Mossel Bay


 Day 13: MOSSEL BAY – CAPE TOWN

Today’s journey ends in Cape Town. On the way we stop off to visit the famous Post Office Tree, the Bartholomeus Diaz Museum and Shell Museum. We drive via Swellendam, Worcester and through the Huguenot Tunnel before arriving in Cape Town in the late afternoon. [B]

Overnight: SunSquare Cape Town


 Day 14: CAPE TOWN (UNESCORTED)

Enjoy a day of leisure in the ‘Mother City’ where a visit to the V&A Waterfront is recommended. Enjoy quality time exploring this beautiful city. [B]

Overnight: SunSquare Cape Town


 Day 15: CAPE TOWN

This morning after breakfast, check out of the hotel by 11h00. The remainder of the day will be at leisure until your transfer to Cape Town International airport. [B]

01 Jan 2016 – 30 April 2016 / 1 Sep 2016 – 30 Nov 2016
ZAR 20,648 per person sharing
ZAR 26,490 per person single

 

01 May 2016 – 31 August 2016
ZAR 19,500 per person sharing
ZAR 25,550 per person single
Tour Includes:

  • 14 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
  • 14 nights’ accommodation
  • Kruger Park Conservation levy (conservation levies are subject to increase without prior notice and is at the discretion of the game park), and sightseeing as specified

Tour Excludes:

  • Meals not specified in itinerary
  • Optional activities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities