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South Africa Highlights - Explore!
14 days

South Africa Highlights

From Johannesburg to Cape Town
Tour Operator:
Explore!
Max group size:
18
Age range:
14 to 85
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
124838
From
US $3,220
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Highlights

  • Search for the Big Five in Kruger National Park
  • Tour an integral town in the fight against apartheid
  • Visit a forest park in the heart of the Garden Route
  • Venture through world-renowned vineyards
  • Admire the peaceful whales at Hermanus

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You can request to book this tour, travelling only with people you know.

Itinerary

Start in Johannesburg and end in Cape Town! With the Discovery tour South Africa Highlights, you have a 14 days tour package taking you through Johannesburg, South Africa and 12 other destinations in South Africa. South Africa Highlights includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Join trip in Johannesburg in the morning; Afternoon Soweto Township tour
    Start point Safari Club, Hotel reception, Cnr Pomona Road &, Mimosa Ave, Pomona, Kempton Park, 1619, South Africa 12:00
  2. Day 2: Drive to Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, stopping at Blyde River Canyon viewpoints along the way
  3. Day 3: Full day safari inside Kruger National Park in search of the Big Five
  4. Day 4: Morning and afternoon game drives in Kruger National Park
  5. Day 5: Travel back to Johannesburg before a late afternoon flight down to Port Elizabeth
  6. Day 6: Spend the day exploring Storms River Mouth in Tsitsikamma National Park; a marine and forest wonderland
  7. Day 8: Free morning to explore Plettenberg beaches, followed by afternoon wine tasting in The Crags wine region
  8. Day 7: An opportunity to explore the rainforest on an adventurous canopy tour; Afternoon walk in Robberg Nature Reserve
  9. Day 9: Full day drive along the Garden Route to Hermanus, visiting Knysna and Albertinia along the way
  10. Day 10: Land-based whale watching in Hermanus (seasonal), or walk in Fernkloof Nature Reserve (out of season)
  11. Day 11: Visit the African Penguin colony at Betty's Bay; arrive in Stellenbosch for optional wine tasting or walking food tour
  12. Day 12: Travel on to Cape Town and visit Table Mountain by cable car
  13. Day 13: Free day or optional trips to Robben Island or Cape Point
  14. Day 14: Trip ends in Cape Town
    End point Lady Hamilton Hotel, Hotel reception, 10 Union St, Gardens, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa 09:00
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Transport
  • Additional Services
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hotel
9 nights
Lodge
3 nights
Guesthouse
1 night

Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Good
    3.8
  • Itinerary
    Good
    4.0
  • Guide
    Good
    3.9
  • Transport
    Good
    3.7
  • Accommodation
    Good
    3.7
  • Food
    Good
    3.6
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  • A
    · December 23, 2019
    Purchasing cable car tickets online and in advance for Table Mountain would have saved a few hours.
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your review and feedback.
    Trip date: October 2019
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    · December 23, 2019
    Had a great time
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed your trip!
    Trip date: October 2019
    Review collected by Explore!
  • J
    · December 01, 2019
    The views and wildlife are wonderful and the itinerary is quite active. You pack a lot into the holiday and it can be non-stop, especially if you do the optional trips. Restaurant prices are generally very good. There are 3 lovely walks, all of which... Show more
    Explore! commented on this review
    Hi, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review of your trip experience. Whilst I'm pleased to hear that overall you enjoyed your time away, it is disappointing that this trip didn't rate as high as we would have liked. On this particular... Show more
    Trip date: November 2019
  • C
    · November 30, 2019
    Check who your guide is and check their rating with the company
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your review.
    Trip date: November 2019
  • S
    · November 06, 2019
    We felt this tour was poor value for money compared to other companies we have used. The accommodation overall was poor. 3 star hotels or less is not acceptable at this price. Improvement needed!
    Explore! commented on this review
    Hi Susan, thank you for your review, although I’m sorry to see that on this occasion your trip didn’t rate as highly as we would have liked. Whilst South Africa tends to have a good tourism infrastructure and overall good service standards – the... Show more
    Trip date: October 2019
  • J
    · October 11, 2019
    It’s a wonderful experience. I highly recommend you visit this amazing country
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed your trip!
    Trip date: October 2019
  • D
    · September 28, 2019
    I would say just go for it! We had the best time - safari was absolutely magical - everything from the animals we saw to the safari guides to the accommodation was incredible. Explore have been very helpful every step of the way. The tour guide... Show more
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your review and praise for Vincent. Glad you had a great trip!
    Trip date: September 2019
  • A
    · May 17, 2019
    An excellent trip in terms of variety and the things packed in. I've done a number of trips and one of the best as you didn't feel like you were just in one country. A few tweaks to it - itinerary and accommodation and it would be amazing!
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your review and feedback. Hope to travel with you in the future.
    Trip date: October 2018
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    · May 17, 2019
    Great holiday. and great itinerary. Fantastic tour guide.
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your feedback and review.
    Trip date: October 2018
    Review collected by Explore!

Dates & Availability

14 days
South Africa Highlights
From Johannesburg to Cape Town
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    Vaccines

    These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
    • Typhoid - Recommended for South Africa. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Hepatitis A - Recommended for South Africa. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Cholera - Recommended for South Africa. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    • Tuberculosis - Recommended for South Africa. Ideally 3 months before travel.
    • Hepatitis B - Recommended for South Africa. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Yellow fever - Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an area with a risk of yellow fever transmission for South Africa. Ideally 10 days before travel.
  • Payment information
    • For any tour departing before October 17th, 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after October 17th, 2020, a minimum payment of 30% is required to confirm your booking with Explore!. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 65 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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