13 Days: South African Experience

13 Days: South African Experience

Johannesburg | Garden Route | Cape Town | Livingstone | Nairobi | Masai Mara
Description

This 13-day tour consists of a trip around some of the most scenic sites across Africa. We begin our journey in Johannesburg and end in Masai Mara. Download the full itinerary for full details.

If interested, please email raj@premieregroup.com or call today at 416-216-0107 – Ext. 4107

Hotels

1 nt at Peermont Metcourt or similar in Johannesburg.
3 nts at Diaz Hotel or similar on the Garden Route.
3 nts at Holiday Inn Strand Tower Hotel or similar in Cape Town.
2 nts at The David Livingstone or similar in Livingstone.
1 nt at Hotel Royal Orchid or similar in Nairobi.
2 nts at Mara Simba or similar in Masai Mara.

Meals
  • Enjoy American Buffet Breakfast every day
    Bread, Butter, Jam, Cereal, Eggs, Fruits, Milk, Tea, Coffee and Juice
  • Enjoy Lunches and Dinners prepared by your very own chef in
    Garden Route and Cape Town.
  • Enjoy 1 Indian Dish and Masala Tea during Breakfast prepared by
    your very own chef in Garden Route and Cape Town.
  • Enjoy Lunches and Dinners at Indian Restaurants/At the hotel
    & Lodges in Johannesburg, Livingstone, Nairobi & Masai Mara.
Itinerary
Day 1: JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (D)

After you arrive at O. R. Tambo International Airport in South Africa, you will board your coach to your hotel in Johannesburg. Overnight in Johannesburg.

Day 2: GARDEN ROUTE (B, PL, D)

After breakfast, you will take a domestic flight to Port Elizabeth. On arrival, you board a coach to proceed along ‘The Garden Route’, a scenic stretch of the south-eastern coast of South Africa, stretching from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape to the Storms River. Your coach crosses the river by the Paul Sauer Bridge, a deck arch bridge in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. En-route there is a stop at The Bloukraans Bridge in Tistsikamma National Park, to take a thrilling experience of walking on the Bridge watching the incredible sight where you have the chance to bungee jump off one of the world’s highest bungee jump bridges. Overnight on The Garden Route.

Day 3: GARDEN ROUTE (B, PL, D)

After breakfast you proceed to Oudtshoorn. En-route there is a stop at the Cango Caves. You will visit the first two chambers of the Cango Caves, in which the stalactite and stalagmite formations are an incredible sight. Thereafter you proceed to the Cango Wildlife Ranch where there are good chances of seeing a number of seldom-seen animals. You can also venture into the Crocodile enclosure and visit the Snake Park and Cheetahland. Photograph yourself cuddling a cheetah by paying a nominal fee. You next visit an Ostrich Farm to get a close-up view of these magnificent birds. Overnight on The Garden Route.

Day 4: GARDEN ROUTE (B, PL, D)

Today you can either take it easy and relax in the comfort of your hotel, or you can opt to choose from the Optional Sight-seeings by paying a nominal price. Overnight at your hotel on The Garden Route.

Day 5: CAPE TOWN (B, PL, D)

Today, we check-out and continue our journey along the Garden Route to Cape Town. Also known as the ‘Mother City’ in the Western Cape, Cape Town is the oldest city in South Africa and has a cultural heritage spanning more than 300 years. This city is recognized as one of the most beautiful cities in the world – perched between the ocean and the mountain, with a national park as its heart. Overnight in Cape Town.

Day 6: CAPE TOWN (B, L, D)

Today after breakfast, enjoy a guided city tour of Cape Town with its majestic Table Mountain backdrop. See the Houses of Parliament and the ‘Tuinhuis’ (President’s Office), the Company Gardens, St. George’s’ Cathedral and the Malay Quarter. Visit the world-famous Table Mountain, (weather permitting). Later we undertake the Helicopter Ride which gives us stunning views of the Mother City. Overnight in Cape Town.

Day 7: CAPE TOWN (B, L, D)

Today you will be taken to visit the Cape of Good Hope. A short cruise to Seal Island in the fishing harbour of Hout Bay is followed by a drive to Cape Point via the Atlantic Coast. Here you can take a funicular ride up to the lighthouse to gain a majestic view of the southern-most tip of South Africa where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. Next visit Boulders Beach, situated just after the picturesque village of Simons’s Town and view the African Penguins which live and breed here because there are fewer predators on this part of the coast. Overnight in Cape Town.

Day 8: LIVINGSTONE, ZAMBIA (B, L, D)

After breakfast, you take a flight to Livingston, Zambia, where our local representative will be waiting outside the customs hall to welcome you and take you to your hotel. From here you are only minutes away from the Victoria Falls – one of the most romantic destinations on the Africa continent as well as one of the Natural Wonders of the World. These falls are rich in culture and history, with a host of adventure activities to choose from. Overnight in Livingstone.

Day 9: LIVINGSTONE (B, L, D)

Today you go on a half-day tour of the Victoria Falls, which lie in between Zambia and Zimbabwe in Southern Africa. These majestic falls are just over 1 mile wide and 355 feet high. During the wet season over 500 million litres of water plummets over the edge into the Zambezi River. In the evening you will be taken on a sunset cruise of the Zambezi River – a definite ‘must do’ on any trip to Victoria Falls. Keep your camera ready to capture one of the most amazing sunsets in Africa. Overnight in Livingstone.

Day 10: NAIROBI, KENYA (B, D)

Today you arrive in Nairobi. You are welcomed and transferred
to your hotel for the night.

Day 11: MASAI MARA (B, L, D)

Today you are driven to Masai Mara National Reserve, a large game reserve in Narok County, Kenya. Here there are good chances of your seeing a variety of wildlife – lions, elephants, cheetahs and leopards, as well as gazelles, antelopes and a variety of birds. Enroute there is a stop at the edge of the Great Rift Valley, to gain a magnificent view of the valley and the two volcanoes. Further on you will see people of the Masai tribes, almost completely unaffected by modern civilization. Overnight in Masai Mara.

Day 12: MASAI MARA (B, L, D)

Today you are taken for an extensive game drive into the Masai Mara National Reserve, to see crocodiles and hippos resting in the water. In the afternoon, you will be drive even deeper into the reserve to see herds of wild beasts – elephants, buffaloes, zebras, rhinos, leopards and perhaps even a pride of lions. Overnight in Masai Mara.

Day 13: RETURN HOME (B)

Return Home with Wonderful Memories
Today, After breakfast, your ‘South African Experience’ tour ends as you check out of the hotel. It’s time to say goodbye to all the new friends you have made. We hope you take back many happy memories of your SOTC holiday. Write in and tell us how you enjoyed it and give us any suggestions you may have. ‘Hamba kakuhle, Sala kakuhle, & Tsamaya sentle’ till we meet again!


NOTE: Due to operational reasons, the routing of this tour may be changed. However, all the sightseeing will remain the same.


B=Breakfast – L=Lunch – IL=International Lunch – D=Dinner – ID=International Dinner – LD=Local Dinner
Surcharges applicable during Peak and Event periods

Contact Raj Dhingra today to reserve your spot!
Email: raj@premieregroup.com or call 416-216-0107 – ext. 4107