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This tour is the perfect introduction to South
Africa, encompassing many of its highlights.
Track the Big Five in Kruger National Park,
drive along the famed Garden Route to
Cape Town and explore the cultural heritage
of Zululand. The tour also explores the
coastal province of KwaZulu-Natal and
includes a stay in the Kingdom of Swaziland,
now called eSwatini.
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Overnight flight from London (regional
connections available) to Johannesburg, with
British Airways. (N)
Arrive in Johannesburg and transfer to
Protea Hotel Wanderers for 1 night. Optional
sightseeing tours, excursions or shopping
trips, or simply relax at your hotel. Welcome
drink in the evening to meet your fellow
A 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. (B)
Early departure to drive the Panorama Route
with views 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 at leisure or join
an optional afternoon wildlife drive (payable
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
Drive from Kruger to the Kingdom of Swaziland
(eSwatini), 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)
Continue south and cross the border back
into South Africa, pass traditional huts and
rolling hills of Zululand. Optional afternoon
wildlife drive in an open safari vehicle in the
famed 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)
Morning cruise on Lake St Lucia (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
Fly 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)
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)
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. Late afternoon arrival at
Hlangana Lodge for a 1-night stay. (B, L)
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, Barrydale and the
picturesque spa town of Montagu. Continue to
Cape Town and check in for a 3-night stay at
President Hotel. (B)
A full day at leisure to explore the city or
waterfront at your own pace. Optional
excursions include a helicopter ride, visit
Robben Island or laze on the beach at Camps
Bay. Dinner will be at a lively venue as you
sample Cape Malay cuisine and hear tales of
the people of the Cape. (B, D)
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
Morning at leisure for some final shopping
or sightseeing. Afternoon transfer to the
airport for your overnight flight home, via
Morning arrival. (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is operated on a non-exclusive basis, therefore
passengers may or may not be Cox & Kings clients.
This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.
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).
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
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