South Africa Highlights

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Group Tour
  • age requirement 14+ yrs
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  • Starts Johannesburg, Tours to South Africa
  • Ends Cape Town , Tours to South Africa
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Search for the Big 5 in Kruger National Park
  • Soweto Tour, an integral town in the fight against apartheid
  • Tsitsikamma National Park A marine and forest park in the heart of the famous Garden Route.
  • Cape Town A beautiful city surrounded by mountain and sea.
The South Africa Highlights tour starts in Johannesburg and ends in Cape Town. It is an active and outdoor trip that takes 14 days taking you through Robberg Nature Reserve, Plettenberg Bay, Kruger National Park and 9 other destinations in South Africa. South Africa Highlights is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

A trip to discover the highlights of South Africa, including understanding the turbulent history in Soweto, searching for wildlife in Kruger, travelling along the iconic Garden Route to see penguins and try delicious wines in the Cape Winelands, all before ending in colourful Cape Town. Tsitsikamma National Park - A marine and forest park in the heart of the famous Garden Route Stellenbosch - World renowned vineyards overlooked by stunning, rugged mountains Hermanus - The best place in Southern Africa to admire whales (in season).
Customer reviews about Explore
5 - Excellent
Based on 77 reviews
Miguel's review for another Explore tour
4 - Very Good
  • Miguel
  • From Portugal
  • On Sep 16 2018
“Very Good”
Ruth's review for another Explore tour
5 - Excellent
  • Ruth
  • On Dec 09 2019
“There were a lot of optional tours for $5-$20; sometimes we were offered 4 or 5 optional tours in the same afternoon, and it was obviously hard to get consensus, so the guide did all of them, even though not everyone wanted that. One day these came before a tour which was included, so people felt obliged to do the optional tours, or had to sit around and wait for them to finish, which was frustrating.

Explore's estimate of daily spending was way out.. .meals were about £2 - the most we paid was £5 (once!).

Overall, it was a brilliant trip... we were very lucky to have Reza as our guide. The Iranian people were incredibly welcoming, open and hospitable. The places we visited were stunning, and I'd recommend the trip to anyone.”
Carol's review for another Explore tour
5 - Excellent
  • Carol
  • On Dec 09 2019
“I would've liked to see more of Malaysia ie the Camaroon Highlands but that would need a few more days added to the holiday. Also the last hotel Fave Cenang Beach hotel was at least 10 minutes away from the actual beach and as we were there 3 nights, we should've been given quieter rooms facing the rear In the 1st place instead of at least 2 in our party having to pay extra to move. This is a transit and group basic hotel and let down this tour. After paying a single room supplement, we paid double the price of the room rate advertised on their website, this should not have happened. I had reception contact maintenance as my loo seat was discoloured and rough, happily they quickly sorted this and put a brand new on , I was a happy bunny! ”
ITINERARY Expand All
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  • Day 1 : Join trip in Johannesburg in the morning; Afternoon Soweto Township tour
  • Day 2 : Drive to Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, stopping at Blyde River Canyon viewpoints along the way
  • Day 3 : Full day safari inside Kruger National Park in search of the Big Five
  • Day 4 : Morning and afternoon game drives in Kruger National Park
  • Day 5 : Travel back to Johannesburg before a late afternoon flight down to Port Elizabeth
  • Day 6 : Spend the day exploring Storms River Mouth in Tsitsikamma National Park; a marine and forest wonderland
  • Day 7 : An opportunity to explore the rainforest on an adventurous canopy tour; Afternoon walk in Robberg Nature Reserve
  • Day 8 : Free morning to explore Plettenberg beaches, followed by afternoon wine tasting in The Crags wine region
  • Day 9 : Full day drive along the Garden Route to Hermanus, visiting Knysna and Albertinia along the way
  • Day 10 : Land-based whale watching in Hermanus (seasonal), or walk in Fernkloof Nature Reserve (out of season)
  • Day 11 : Visit the African Penguin colony at Betty's Bay; arrive in Stellenbosch for optional wine tasting or walking food tour
  • Day 12 : Travel on to Cape Town and visit Table Mountain by cable car
  • Day 13 : Free day or optional trips to Robben Island or Cape Point
  • Day 14 : Trip ends in Cape Town
WHAT'S INCLUDED Download PDF Brochure
Accommodation
  • 5 nights comfortable lodge
  • 7 nights comfortable hotel
  • 1 night comfortable guesthouse
Meals
  • 13 Breakfast
Transport
  • Minibus
Guide
  • Explore Tour Leader, Driver(s)
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Johannesburg and from Cape Town 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 South Africa Highlights tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW
Payment

A deposit of 281 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 59 days before departure. For any departures within 07 February 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

South Africa Highlights 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 South Africa Highlights 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.

CANCELLATION No additional cancellation fees apply for this South Africa Highlights tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.
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