South Africa Encompassed

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4 Based on 1 Review
  • duration 17 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-16406
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Ends Cape Town, South Africa
  • +12
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Search for the “BIG FIVE” in Kruger National Park
  • Experience the colourful tribal heritage of Swaziland (eSwatini) & Zululand
  • Take in the scenic beauty of the Drakensberg Mountains (World Heritage site)
  • Encounter elephants in Addo and the spectacular scenery of the Garden Route
  • Discover the Wild Coast – beach walks & Xhosa villages
  • Visit Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands
  • Journey to Table Mountain and the Cape Point Nature Reserve
  • Explore the beautiful city of Cape Town
  • Visit the Nelson Mandela Capture Site Museum
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Starting in Johannesburg and ending in Cape Town, the tour "South Africa Encompassed" is a guided wildlife safaris and game drives tour that takes 17 days. You will be traveling through Tsitsikamma Forest, Drakensberg Mountains, Hermanus and 8 other destinations in South Africa and Lesotho. "South Africa Encompassed" is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please see the package includes section for further details.

A comprehensive accommodated tour through South Africa visiting Kruger National Park, Swaziland (eSwatini), Zululand, Drakensberg Mountains, Wild Coast, Garden Route and Cape Town. This is an inspiring journey from Johannesburg to Cape Town visiting the great parks and landscapes of a magnificent corner of Africa whilst staying in comfortable accommodation, handpicked for its location and character. During the trip you can observe the teeming animal life of Kruger National Park, where we search for Africa’s ‘Big Five’, before heading to the Kingdom of Swaziland (eSwatini). We visit Zululand and the World Heritage Site, the Drakensberg Mountains, the Nelson Mandela Capture Site Museum, and the dramatic Wild Coast. We enjoy a game drive in Addo Elephant National Park, home of large herds of elephant, lion and numerous antelope species. Continuing through the Garden Route, our journey is complete with a visit to Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands region. Arriving in Cape Town, we explore this vibrant city, visiting Cape Point Nature Reserve with an ascent of Table Mountain.
  • Day 1 : Join Johannesburg, early morning drive to Mpumalanga (580 kms; 8.5 hrs)
  • Day 2 : Kruger National Park (150 kms; 2 hrs + 2 x 3 hour game drives)
  • Day 3 : Kruger National Park (150 kms; 2 hrs + 2 x 3 hour game drives)
  • Day 4 : Swaziland/eSwatini (220 kms; 5 hrs)
  • Day 5-6 : Hluhluwe Game Reserve and Msinene River (320 kms; 6 hrs)
  • Day 7-8 : Drakensberg Mountains (500 kms; 7 hrs)
  • Day 9-10 : To Wild Coast (600 kms; 9 hrs)
  • Day 11 : Addo Elephant National Park (500 kms; 7.5 hrs)
  • Day 12-13 : The Garden Route - Tsitsikamma (320 kms; 4.5 hrs)
  • Day 14 : The Garden Route - Hermanus (450 kms, 6.5 hrs)
  • Day 15-16 : To Cape Town via Stellenbosch (190 kms, 3.5 hrs on day 15 + 150 kms on day 16)
  • Day 17 : Ascend Table Mountain, trip concludes in Cape Town
  • 14 nights comfortable accommodation in hotels, lodges and guesthouses on a twinshare basis
  • 2 nights accommodation in basic chalets with shared bathroom facilities on a twinshare basis
  • 16 breakfasts, 12 lunches and 11 dinners
  • Private transport in minibus / safari truck
  • English speaking local guide
  • Game drives, day walks and excursions as listed in itinerary
  • National park fees and site entrance fees as listed in itinerary
  • Optional activities
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Bottled water, aerated and alcoholic drinks
  • Items of a personal nature (i.e laundry, phone calls, tips, etc)
  • Visas
  • Airport and departure taxes
  • International flights and taxes
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Airport arrival and departure transfers
  • Tips & gratuities
4 - Very Good
Based on 1 review
  • Anonymous
  • On Jan 16 2024
4 - Very Good
Very Good
very interesting Itinerary which a combination of game viewing and cultural expect of SA. the price is reasonable and I like the ideal that we had to involve a few days in cooking dinners and prepare lunches and
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this South Africa Encompassed tour. You can cancel the tour up to 72 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 71 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 25 August 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 25 August 2024, a deposit of 317 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

South Africa Encompassed tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this South Africa Encompassed 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 traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

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 global standardised protocols have been adopted.
  • Smaller group sizes have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19 and to ensure that the tour complies with local authorities’ guidelines.
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Guides are trained in our COVID-19 response plan that has been developed in line with state government medical provisions.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
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