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Overnight flight from London (regional connections available) to Johannesburg. (N)Day 2: Johannesburg
Arrive in Johannesburg and transfer to Protea Hotel Wanderers for 1 night. Optional sightseeing tours, excursions or shopping, or simply relax at your hotel. Welcome briefing in the evening where you will meet your fellow travellers. (N)Day 3: Pretoria • Mpumalanga
Brief orientation tour of South Africa’s capital city, Pretoria. Continue to the Lowveld, passing the historic towns of Lydenburg and Dullstroom via the Long Tom Pass. Arrive late afternoon into Hazyview, the safari hub of the Kruger National Park and stay 3 nights at Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel. (B)Day 4: Panorama Route
Drive the Panorama Route with its multitude of outstanding views including some of the Blyde River Canyon, taking in the Three Rondavels, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and God’s Window. Return to your hotel in the early afternoon to relax. (B)Day 5: Kruger National Park
Open vehicle safari through Kruger National Park to track the ‘Big Five’, see prolific birdlife and a host of other wildlife. Return to your hotel in the afternoon to rest or join an optional afternoon wildlife drive (payable locally). (B)Day 6: Mpumalanga • Eswatini (Swaziland)
Drive from Kruger to Eswatini (Swaziland), enclaved within the borders of South Africa. An interactive cultural experience displays the charm of the Swazi people and their rich traditions. Travel via the capital city, Mbabane, to the Ezulwini valley and visit a craft market. Overnight at Royal Swazi Sun. (B, L, D)Day 7: Eswatini • Zululand
Continue south and cross the border back into South Africa, passing the traditional huts and rolling hills of Zululand. Optional afternoon wildlife drive in an open safari vehicle in the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve, renowned for its conservation of black and white rhino and other flora and fauna. Overnight at Hluhluwe Anew Hotel (or similar). (B)Day 8: Zululand • Umhlanga
Morning cruise on Lake St Lucia, where you can often spot plentiful hippos and crocs (weather dependent). Drive towards Durban, passing traditional Zulu kraals, eucalyptus plantations and sugarcane fields. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the golden beaches of the Indian Ocean. Overnight at Protea Hotel Umhlanga. (B)Day 9: Fly to Port Elizabeth • Knysna
Fly from Durban to Port Elizabeth then explore the indigenous Tsitsikamma forest and visit the spectacular Storms river mouth (weather permitting). Stay 2 nights at The Rex Hotel, set on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in Knysna. (B, D)Day 10: Knysna
Start the day with a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve and take a trailer ride to the top of the Western Head for expansive views of the town, lagoon and ocean. Return to your hotel for lunch and a leisurely afternoon to explore this charming town. (B, L)Day 11: Knysna • Oudtshoorn
Travel through the Outeniqua Pass to the ‘ostrich capital’ of Oudtshoorn. Take a guided tour of a working ostrich farm, followed by lunch. Continue to the limestone caverns at the Cango Caves for a guided tour. Late afternoon arrival at Hlangana Lodge for a 1-night stay. (B, L)Day 12: Oudtshoorn • Cape Town
Optional early morning excursion to observe meerkats as they emerge out of their burrows to bask in the sun (weather permitting). Drive through the Karoo to Barrydale for a visit to a local farm school (subject to timings), before setting off for the picturesque spa town of Montagu. Continue to Cape Town and check in for a 3-night stay at President Hotel. (B)Day 13: Cape Town
A full day at leisure to explore the city or waterfront at your own pace. Optional excursions include a helicopter ride, a visit to Robben Island or a cable car to the top of Table Mountain. Dinner will be at a lively venue as you sample Cape Malay cuisine and hear tales of the people of the Cape. (B, D)Day 14: Cape Town
Full-day tour of the Cape Peninsula, following the scenic coastal paths from Sea Point through Hout Bay and on to Cape Point, where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet. Return via the fishing village of Fish Hoek, Muizenberg and Simon’s Town to visit the penguin colony at Boulders Beach (entrance fee payable locally). (B)Day 15: Cape Town • Fly to London
Morning at leisure for some final shopping or sightseeing. Afternoon transfer to the airport for your overnight flight home. (B)Day 16: London
Morning arrival. (N)Meal basis:
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information Non-exclusive group tour:
This tour is operated on a non-exclusive basis, therefore passengers may or may not be Cox & Kings clients.Departures:
This tour has multiple monthly departures departing from London on a Saturday evening. Guided group safari starts on Day 3 (Monday). This tour passes through Swaziland (eSwatini), please check requirements as certain nationalities many need a visa prior to arrival at the border. (British passport holders do not require a visa).Standard tour:
This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.Single supplement
From £365pp.Private & tailor-made travel
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. Please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.
Luxury accommodation in Johannesburg next to the Wanderers Golf Course and sports fields, centrally located between the Rosebank and Sandton shopping and business centres. Accommodation at the Wanderers Hotel consists of spacious air-conditioned bedrooms equipped with workdesk, leather armchair, bathroom with telephone and separate shower, satellite colour television, electonic room safes, computer and modem plug points and direct dial telephone. There is 24 hour room service, porterage, security and valet service, swimming pool and sundeck, a breakfast restaurant for breakfast, an a-la-carte restaurant for lunch and dinner, a guest lounge with adjoining bar, secure parking for 400 vehicles and a gymnasium.
The Rex Hotel is situated 150 metres from the Knysna Waterfront. The spacious rooms are an eclectic mix of comtemporary and classic comfort. Cool colours and rich fabrics bring elegance and sophistication to your surroundings. Dining is at DISH restaurant where the chef has put together an exciting menu.
The President Hotel is located at Bantry Bay, an ideal location to explore the stunning beaches at Clifton. The hotel offers sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean and Lion's Head mountain from the cocktail bar and there is also an infinity pool to relax in. The hotel's restaurant is in a casual setting and offers both a la carte and buffet options. Features: 349 rooms, infinity pool, restaurant, terrace, curio shop, gym, spa. Room amenities: Air conditioning, flat-screen television, self-catering kitchenette, tea & coffee facilities, minibar, safe, en suite facilities.
Situated beneath the imposing Mdzimba Mountains, all 149 rooms are tastefully decorated and have air-conditioning, heating, bath, shower, television, radio, telephone, hairdryer and 24 hour in-room dining service.
Hlangana Lodge is a small, boutique Victorian property with views across to the Swartberg Mountains. Situated on the outskirts of the town of Oudtshoorn on the way to the Cango Caves, the hotel has over a hectare of landscaped gardens for guests to enjoy. There are 23 rooms and suites offering comfortable, quality accommodation. The hotel has a salt water swimming pool in an elegant garden setting, a short distance from the guest rooms. The lodge is known for its sumptuous champagne breakfasts and there are many popular restaurants within walking distance.Features: 23 rooms and suites, free parking, Wi-Fi, lounge area, extensive buffet breakfast room, swimming pool, 24 hour room service. <br>Room amenities: Private bathrooms with bath or shower, air conditioning, heating, mini bar, in room safe, satellite television, hairdryer.
The Anew Hotel is quaint property located just off the main road as you enter the bustling town of Hluhluwe in the heart of Zululand. The hotel provides an ideal stopping point for those wishing to visit the renowned Hluhluwe Game reserve, which is teeming with the Big Five wildlife, or the iSimangaliso Wetland Park (Greater St Lucia Wetland Park) - a Unesco world heritage site. The hotel can arrange whale-watching tours, visits to local pineapple farms or turtle tours.Features: 81 rooms, swimming pool, bar, restaurant, boma area & lush gardens. <br>Room amenities: Private bathrooms, satellite television, hairdryer, desk, safe, air conditioning, tea & coffee facilities.
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Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.
*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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