Essence of South Africa

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  • Explorer
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  • duration 10 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • max group size 48
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Cape Town, South Africa
  • Ends Johannesburg, South Africa
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
  • Choose a different tour Select a new tour run by the same tour operator within 30 days of departure.
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • CITY TOUR in Cape Town
  • VIEW the Castle of Good Hope, Boulder's Beach penguin colony, Mandela House in Soweto
  • VISIT Table Mountain, BoKaap, Cape of Good Hope, Franschhoek, Bouchard Finlayson Winery, Hermanus, the Karongwe Private Game Reserve, Hector Pieterson Museum in Soweto, the Apartheid Museum
  • Connect with Locals in Hermanus, joining a local business owner for a traditional braai (barbecue) and some of his homemade wine against a clifftop backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean. (Day 4)
The Essence of South Africa tour starts in Cape Town and ends in Johannesburg. The Essence of South Africa is an explorer tour that takes 10 days taking you from Cape Town to Johannesburg and through other destinations in South Africa.

Bush, beach and two vibrant cities - capture the essence of South Africa on this culmination of a Cape Town to Kruger experience, including Johannesburg, the 'City of Gold'.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Arrive Cape Town (4 Nights)
  • Day 2: Table Mountain and Cape Town City Tour
  • Day 3: Cape Peninsula Tour
  • Day 4: Cape Winelands and Hermanus Excursion
  • Day 5: Cape Town Greater Kruger National Park Area (3 Nights)
  • Day 6: Karongwe Private Reserve Safari Game Drives
  • Day 7: Karongwe Private Reserve Safari Game Drives
  • Day 8: Greater Kruger National Park Area Johannesburg (2 Nights)
  • Day 9: Johannesburg Sightseeing
  • Day 10: Depart Johannesburg
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hand-picked hotels, lodges and luxury safari camps
Meals
  • 9 breakfasts
  • 5 lunches (including Be My Guest)
  • 5 dinners
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
Guide
  • An expert Travel Director, Driver Guide or Trafalgar Representative
Others
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Handcrafted Highlights
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Cape Town and from Johannesburg are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Essence of South Africa tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Essence of South Africa tour. You can cancel the tour up to 120 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 119 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 11 September 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 11 September 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 119 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Essence of South Africa tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Essence of South Africa tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Small group version of this tour may be available, which limits the group size to generally 20 people.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • This trip will operate with a number of empty seats to ensure that we always allow for appropriate extra physical distancing.
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