South Africa Grand Escorted Tour

15 days
FROM £ 3,180

South Africa Grand Escorted Tour

This comprehensive tour takes you from the Panoramic Route and the Blyde River Canyon, to the Garden Route and the Storm River. You will safari in the world famous Kruger National Park, visit the mountain kingdom of Swaziland and relax in the beautiful Drakensberg Mountains. There is also time to visit Durban and end with a couple of days exploring Cape Town. You travel with a THETA registered driver-guide throughout.

This is a group tour. A suitable luxury air conditioned vehicle will be used depending on the final group size (minimum two passengers - maximum 16 passengers).

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Safari Itinerary

DAY 1

Johannesburg
On arrival at O.R. Tambo Johannesburg International Airport our representative will meet you airside and will assist you through Passport Control, luggage collection, customs clearance. You will then be transferred to African Rock Hotel.

DAY 2 - 3

Panorama Route and Kruger Safari
This morning you shall be met by our representative and begin your escorted group tour. You depart Johannesburg, and travel to the ‘Land of the Rising Sun – Mpumalanga – via the magnificent Panorama Route. The most spectacular stretch of the Panorama Route is the Blyde River Canyon. From many well-positioned vantage points one has a view of the 33 km long gorge, which starts at "Bourke's Luck Potholes" and ends at the "Three Rondavels". Time and weather permitting, stop at God’s Window. You arrive at your hotel in Hazyview in the late afternoon. On you second day here you will head off on an early morning transfer to the Kruger National Park for a morning open vehicle safari through the Kruger National Park. The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. At nearly 2 million hectares, the reserve is the flagship of South African National Parks and is home to an impressive number of flora and fauna.

DAY 4

Swaziland
After breakfast, travel to the Royal Kingdom of Swaziland. This tiny mountainous kingdom is filled with bygone African traditions and culture and offers beautiful scenery and attractions such as game reserves and art & craft outlets to name a few. Enjoy a showcase of the traditional Swazi culture followed by a traditional lunch at the Matsamo Cultural Village. After spending some time at the craft markets, arrive at your hotel located in the beautiful Ezulwini Valley.
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Includes

  • Meet & Greet at Johannesburg International Airport on arrival
  • One-way domestic flight from Durban to Port Elizabeth
  • Current government departure taxes and airline fuel surcharges
  • Accommodation on half board except Durban, Port Elizabeth, Garden Route and Cape Town which are all on B&B
  • All transfers as specified
  • Transport in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle
  • Accompanied group escorted tour with an English speaking guide/driver
  • All applicable entrance fees as per tour programme
  • Cultural and historic visits/excursions as specified
  • Boat cruise on St. Lucia
  • Tsitsikamma Forest Walk
  • Knysna Elephant Park tour
  • Cruise up the Keurbooms River
  • Birds of Eden tour
  • Ostrich Farm tour
  • Cango Caves tour
  • Cape Peninsula tour
  • Cape Winelands tour
  • Cape Town City tour
  • The services of our offices in South Africa and the UK with 24/7 contact details
Not Included: International flights, travel insurance, visas, tips and gratuities for driver/guides etc, meals not included, personal expenses, optional excursions and activities.

Price Guide

  • From £3,180 to £3,595 per person (based on two sharing)
  • Low season prices apply from 1 Jan - 30 June 2018 and High Season prices from 1 - 31 Dec 2018
  • Departures every Saturday throughout the year

This is based on the accommodation, domestic flights and tour as listed. Should these not be available, the price will increase. For an exact quotation and itinerary for the dates you require, please do get in touch.

Flight costs from the UK range between £800 - £1,200 per person depending on the time of year you travel. We can easily arrange international flights for you if required - our airline partners offer special rates throughout the year so please contact us so we can provide an accurate tailor-made costing based on your travel dates and preferences.

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