South Africa in time
- South Africa
Discover South Africa’s highlights on an action packed 12-day tour. We'll take you from stunning Mpumalanga’s Panorama Route, to the world famous Kruger National Park, from the unspoilt Indian Ocean beach and diving at Sodwana Bay to the amazing Garden Route and all it has to offer (Tsitsikamma National Park, Otter hiking trail, Big Tree, Knysna). We'll also take you to Cape Town (en route Cape Agulhas, Table Mountain, Cape Point, Simonstown African penguin colony, Table Bay, V&A Waterfront) and to the cultural and mineral wealth of Gauteng (Cullinan Diamond Mine and Lesedi Cultural Village). You'll sleep in shared tents or in comfortable backpacker-style lodges and experience the real feel of South Africa.
You'll depart from Johannesburg via the beautiful Panorama Route Pass through the towns of Sabie and Graskop. After enjoying an unusual lunch at Harrie's Pancakes, we'll take you to amazing Mac-Mac Waterfall, God’s Window and Blyde River Canyon viewpoint.
After breakfast we will drive the short distance to Kruger National Park. During these two days we'll enjoy game driving by day and at sunset in this spectacular area. We'll also visit Skukuza Museum and eat in a riverfront restaurant.
You'll enjoy another game drive before the exciting trip via Barberton, Piet Retief and Jozini Dam to Sodwana Bay on the Elephant Coast. You'll arrive in a set up camp in the dune forest and spend the entire day at the beach. Depending on your mood, you can even go scuba diving (optional). To top an amazing day, you'll enjoy a relaxing walk.
You'll drive through South Africa’s energy heartland, the Highveld, with its rich coal deposits. Today you'll savour local food, enjoy traditional dances, walk through traditional homesteads, hut and rondavels. You'll end the day with a unique experience: a night of traditional storytelling.
Today you'll fly from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth and then visit Tsitsikamma National Park. You will have the chance to walk a part of the famed Otter Hiking Trail and cross the hanging bridge over the Storms River. Enjoy the spectacular views from the rocks in this marine reserve.
Today you'll see stunning Bloukrans River Bridge Bungee site where you'll have the chance to try bungee jumping (optional). You'll then visit the Big Tree in the Knysna Indigenous Forest and continue to Knysna, where you'll have the opportunity to taste the famous Knysna oysters. To top the day, you'll drive up to the Knysna Heads for a view over the Knysna Lagoon and the Indian Ocean.
In these three days you'll see Cape Agulhas, the geographical southern tip of Africa. Other places you'll have the chance to explore are amazing Table Mountain, Cape Point, Simonstown and its African penguin colony and V&A Watefront with an optional sunset cruise. You'll top this stage with a well-deserved wine tasting along Stellenbosch wine route. Depending on your mood, you can even go skydiving (optional).
Today you'll fly back to Johannesburg before visiting the Cullinan Diamond Mine. To end this intense day, you'll enjoy your last dinner in the capital.
You'll depart to the airport. End of tour.