Africa Wildlife & Cultural Adventures

16 day Women's only South African surprise

Join an unforgettable 16 day women's only tour throughout South Africa visiting Kruger National Park, Swaziland, St Lucia Wetlands, Durban, Zululand, the Drakensberg Mountains, Eastern Cape, The Garden Route, Oudtshoorn and the beautiful city of Cape Town.

21 July: Depart Australia

Depart on your overnight flight to Johannesburg.

22 July: Johannesburg

Upon arrival you will be met and assisted to your shuttle transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure before meeting for a briefing with your fellow travellers. Accommodation: Protea Hotel OR Tambo or similar

23 July: Hazyview (B)

This morning we leave for Mpumalanga, dropping several hundred feet into the lush subtropical region of the Lowveld. Travel along the circular Panorama Route via Graskop, visiting the view sites of the Blyde River Canyon, one of the natural wonders of Africa; gasp at the glory of God’s Window, with a boundless view of mountains and fertile plains and finally a visit to Bourke’s Luck Potholes before heading to Hazyview. Accommodation: Hippo Hollow Country Estate or similar

24 July: Kruger National Park (B)

Today is an early start to in order to experience the wonders of exploring the Kruger National Park in our closed touring vehicle. Spend a morning with the Big Five in the famous Kruger National Park, an internationally renowned game reserve of nearly 2 million hectares which supports the largest variety of wildlife species on the African continent. Keep a lookout for the wonderful flora and bird life that abounds. Return to our hotel around lunch time with afternoon at leisure. *** Memorable Moment: Seeing the Big Five in the wild is one of the most memorable things one can ever experience. Africa is one of the only place where big game still roams freely in numbers. Accommodation: Hippo Hollow Country Estate or similar

25 July: Swaziland (B)

After breakfast, we depart for Swaziland. We proceed south to Malalane and onto Swaziland where this afternoon you will visit a real Chief’s village and have the fantastic opportunity to gain an authentic knowledge of traditional Swazi culture. Accommodation: Lugogo Sun or similar

26 July: St Lucia and surrounds (B)

This morning we journey through Swaziland into Zululand and into the Kingdom of KwaZulu-Natal where ancient traditions and modern cultures of both Zulu and Settler have combine, living in peace and harmony. Arrive this afternoon in the Umfolozi area for your overnight stay. Accommodation: Protea Hotel Umfolozi or similar

27 July: St Lucia and surrounds / Durban (B)

Guests have the option to lie in or take an optional morning boat cruise (own account) or simply soak up the atmosphere of this tourist town St Lucia before heading towards Durban. An orientation tour introduces us to this vibrant seaside city. Accommodation: Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge or similar

28 July Drakensberg (BD)

After a leisurely breakfast we head into the majestic Southern Drakensberg Mountains. Proceed on a visit to the 300 foot high Howick Falls, continuing through the Southern Midlands Meander Route, arriving at our hotel with afternoon at leisure. *** Memorable Moment: The massive Drakensberg mountain range forms the border between Kwa-Zulu Natal and the Kingdom of Lesotho. Its towering basalt peaks and buttresses offer dramatic vistas, the highest peak reaching a spectacular 3,482 metres, which is the highest in southern Africa. Accommodation: Drakensberg Gardens Resort & Spa or similar

29 July: Drakensberg (BD)

Day at leisure to soak up the surroundings of the magnificent Southern Drakensberg Mountains. Today a host of leisure activities awaits you against a breath-taking back drop. Accommodation: Drakensberg Gardens Resort & Spa or similar

30 July: Eastern Cape Coast (BD)

This morning we continue south to the Eastern Cape entering the birth place of Nelson Mandela (fondly known as Madiba). Enroute we see the old traditional way of life in the homeland area known as the Transkei and stop for lunch outside the capital, Umtata. Continue via Nelson Mandela’s birth place and house, arriving late afternoon at our accommodation in Chintsa East, on the beautiful, unspoilt Eastern Cape Coast. *** Memorable Moment: Drive past Nelson Mandela’s birth place and home. Nelson Mandela was known by many names…. Rolihlahla, literally meaning ‘pulling the branch of a tree’ and figuratively meaning ‘trouble-maker’, was his birth name. Accommodation: Crawford’s Beach Lodge or similar

31 July: Eastern Cape Coast (B)

Awake to the sounds of the crashing waves and enjoy the morning at leisure. The beach stretches on uninterrupted for many kilometres and the indigenous beach forest is a haven for amazing birdlife. Continue south to Port Elizabeth. Accommodation: Garden Court King’s Beach or similar

01 August: Knysna (BD)

Today our journey continues towards the Cape. Visit the Tsitsikamma Forest, which provides scenic walking opportunities. A short walk to the Storms River Mouth offers some magnificent views of the gorge and river below. Arrive in Knysna late afternoon for check in at our hotel. Accommodation: Knysna Hollow Country Estate or similar

02 August: Oudtshoorn (B)

After breakfast, travel inland over the spectacular Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, known as the ‘feather capital of the world’ because of its ostrich industry. Visit a working ostrich farm and then explore the famous Cango Caves with their magnificent dripstone formations of stalactites and stalagmites. Continue back to the Eastern seaboard to Mossel Bay for a visit to the famous Post Office Tree, the Bartholomeus Diaz museum and shell museum. *** Memorable Moment: Visit a working ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn, known as ‘the feather capital of the world’. The flightless ostrich is the world’s largest bird. Accommodation: Garden Court Mossel Bay or similar

03 August: Cape Town (B)

After breakfast we head for Cape Town via the towns of Swellendam, Robertson and Worcester. After travelling through the Huguenot Tunnel, iconic Table Mountain greets us as we arrive in Cape Town in the afternoon. Accommodation: Sun Square Hotel - Cape Town or similar

04 August: Cape Town (B)

Enjoy a day at leisure in the ‘Mother City’ where a visit to the V&A Waterfront is recommended. Enjoy time exploring this beautiful city with its many world acclaimed attractions. *** Memorable Moment: The ‘Mother City’ is an affectionate nickname for Cape Town, which is widely known and used among locals and visitors to Cape Town alike. Accommodation: Sun Square Hotel - Cape Town or similar

05 August: Cape Town (B)

This morning after breakfast, check out of the hotel by 11h00. The remainder of the day will be at your leisure until your transfer to Cape Town International Airport for your overnight flight via Johannesburg to Australia.

06 August: Arrive Australia

Arrive in Perth and exit customs before your flight to your east coast city

*Price includes: Return Economy Class flights ex SYD/BNE/ADL/MEL/PER, taxes, private vehicle touring, private group tour leader, 14 breakfasts, 4 dinners, arrival and departure airport shuttle transfer, hotel porterage & Kruger National Park Conservation Levy. Surcharges may apply due to availability of flight classes. Conservation levies are subject to increase without prior notice, at the discretion of the game park. 

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16 days from only $4,750 per person twin share

Includes flights ex Australia and taxes.

DEPARTS JULY 21 2018

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