Explore South Africa

15 Day Fly & Tour Experience with Wine Tasting, Safaris, Game Park, Local Food & $2500 Bonus Value

Select dates Aug 22 - Mar 23

from $... per Person
Book by December 22, 2021

YOUR HOLIDAY AT A GLANCE
Low Deposit from $299^pp

Experience South Africa’s extraordinary landscapes and wildlife on this unique 15 day discovery tour. From Cape Town explore the Cape Wine Region, sampling some of the region’s outstanding food and wine before taking the unforgettable Cape coast road to Hermanus and Mossel Bay. Get up close to impala, wildebeest, rhinos, lions, giraffe at a private game reserve. Travel in premium coach comfort in the company of an expert local tour leader and driver, viewing  South Africa’s stunning Garden Route, Karoo region, Panorama Drive and more. With carefully selected hotel and lodge stays, delicious locally-sourced meals en route and 3 full days in outstanding Kruger National Park, this is the very best of South Africa in one incredible trip!

Highlights

  • Cape Town Orientation Tour
  • Wine, Cheese Tastings & Vineyard Lunch
  • Game Drive & Wildlife Sighting in Private Reserve
  • Visit to Tsitsikamma Forest National Park
  • Guided Ostrich Farm Tour
  • Stay in Kruger National Park
  • Full Day Game Drive in Kruger National Park
  • Full Day Kruger National Park Open-Sided Safari with Included Lunch
  • Panorama Route Scenic Drive

Inclusions

  • Return Flights from Australia
  • 14 Nights Comfortable Hotel & Lodge Accommodation
  • Daily Breakfast and 11 Further Meals
  • Sightseeing Admissions Specifically Mentioned
  • Internal Flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg

Deal Code: MT-30021RS

YOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive Cape Town, South Africa
Welcome to Southern Africa! Make your own way to your centrally located hotel to check in and relax for the rest of the day.
StayEasy Cape Town City Bowl or similar

Day 2: Cape Town City Tour (B, D)
After meeting up with your Tour Leader at the hotel, set off on a city tour, including such iconic sights as the Castle of Good Hope, St George’s Cathedral and a chance to wander through the colourful streets of Cape Malay. After a stop at Company’s Gardens, finish the tour at the hotel to freshen up before the included Welcome Dinner tonight.
StayEasy Cape Town City Bowl or similar

Day 3: Cape Town Free Day (B)
Take it easy today, with breakfast provided at your hotel and the full day free for your own relaxation and exploration of Cape Town and surrounds, including Robben Island and Table Mountain. Alternatively, ask your Tour Leader about joining an optional (not included) Cape Point and Peninsula day tour.
StayEasy Cape Town City Bowl or similar

Day 4: Cape Town – Cape Winelands – Stellenbosch – Hermanus (B, L)
Following breakfast, take a scenic drive through the Cape wine region. South Africa has the oldest wine industry outside of Europe. Taste South Africa’s signature wine; Pinotage and learn about Cape district wines from a local wine expert. Lunch is a delicious traditional meal served among the vineyards. Next stop is Stellenbosch, a special university town in the heart of the Cape Winelands. Explore the Cape Dutch architecture and many laid-back coffee shops, boutiques and art galleries. Taste South Africa’s signature wine; Pinotage and learn about Cape district wines from a local wine expert. Lunch is a delicious traditional meal served among the vineyards. Next stop is one more wine tasting tour this afternoon before we experience the heavenly coastal drive to the village of Hermanus for a visit. After Hermanus, we continue to the hotel for the evening.
Windsor Hotel or similar

Day 5: Hermanus – Swellendam – Mossel Bay (B, D)
After departing the hotel, free time for lunch is in beautiful Swellendam. Taste authentic Boerekos (traditional farmer’s food), or perhaps some Springbok (venison) carpaccio. The coach will stop this afternoon outside of Albertinia to visit Cape Aloe Vera farm. Taste aloe tea, sample facial cream and learn more about this indigenous plant. The destination today is Mossel Bay, a coastal village and popular holiday destination. On the way, stop at the Pinnacle Caves, an archaeological site with early evidence of modern human behavior in fossil findings dated as far back as 170,000 years ago. Dinner is included at the hotel tonight.
Oceans Hotel or similar

Day 6: Garden Route: Game Drive – Knysna – Garden Route (B, D)
Early this morning, travel to Botlierskop Private Game Reserve for a unique safari experience. Enjoy close encounters with impala, wildebeest, rhinos, lions, giraffes and more!
Stop at midday in Knysna, the heart of the Garden Route. Explore the beautiful harbour area and dine in a local restaurant (not included) or jump aboard a double-decker floating restaurant for an optional lunch cruise along Knysna Bay, with spectacular views of the area.
Relax for the afternoon with free time in Knysna, or depart for more optional animal adventures. Choose to roam free with monkeys at Monkeyland, a multi-species monkey sanctuary. Or, visit Birds of Eden, a unique eco-tourism experience, and the world’s largest free flight aviary and bird sanctuary (not included). Dinner is included this evening.
Tsitsikamma Village Inn or similar

Day 7: Tsitsikamma National Park & Storms River (B)
The morning is free to explore the great outdoors; the Tsitsikamma forest forms part of the greater Garden Route National Park. The area encompasses rivers, gorges, mountains, lush forests and plantations. Options include tree-top canopy tours, bungee jumping at Bloukrans bridge (the highest bridge bungy in the world!), the Woodcutters trail driver or a bush walk to learn more about the fauna and flora in this region.
Then drive to the Storms River mouth in Tsitsikamma National Park. Take a walk along the coast, or cross the longest suspension river in South Africa and have some free time to relax overlooking the ocean. Enjoy a relaxing evening back at the hotel.
Tsitsikamma Village Inn or similar

Day 8: Garden Route – Oudtshoorn (B, L, D)
Head for the arid Karoo via the spectacular Langkloof valley this morning. Stop off for a guided tour of a working ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn and learn more about these big feathered animals. Afterward, optionally explore one of South Africa’s hidden treasures, the Cango Caves on a heritage walking tour. The series of dripstone caverns are more than 20 million years old. This evening be treated to a special Karoo regional dinner.
De Oude Meul Country Lodge or similar

Day 9: Oudtshoorn – Cape Town (B, L)
This morning journey back to Cape Town along the scenic R60, stopping in the Breede River Valley Wine Region for an included lunch. Before reaching Cape Town, stopover at Fairview Estate in Paarl for a cheese and wine tasting. Then its a short drive to the Spice Route for the opportunity to enjoy chocolate, beer, gin or some more wine tasting (not included). Tonight will be our last night in Cape Town and an opportunity to do some last minute shopping.
StayEasy Cape Town City Bowl or similar

Day 10: Cape Town – Johannesburg – Kruger Park Region (B, D)
This morning, fly from Cape Town to Johannesburg. After the included flight, arrive in the “City of Gold”, Johannesburg. Travel onwards to tonight’s accommodation in a gateway destination to Kruger National Park. The first experience in the African bush awaits as dinner is served under the African sky this evening.
Hazyview Sun hotel or similar

Day 11: Kruger Park Region Coach Tour (B, D)
Start your exploration of the vast Kruger National Park as your tour travels through the park today. Look for animals, including the Big 5, from the vantage point of your air conditioned and elevated coach seat. The Kruger National Park stretches over 20,000 square km – nearly the size of Belgium. Watch out for wild animals like cheetahs, wild dogs, leopards, elephants and the white and black rhino. En route, stop at rest camps like Skukuza, Tshokwane and Satara.
In the late afternoon, make your way to the safari lodge on the western edge of the park for a multi-night stay. Time for a relaxing swim in the pool and a sun-downer or two before this evenings’ included dinner.
Timbavati Safari Lodge or similar

Day 12: Kruger Park Region Safari (B, L, D)
Join a full day Kruger Park Safari this morning. Your expert, English-speaking local guide will help you identify the flora and fauna easily seen from your comfortable open-sided vehicle. The day includes Rest Camp stops and boundless opportunities to spot the famous African Big Five – elephant, leopard, buffalo, rhino and of course lion. This incredible day includes lunch in the Park and conservation fees.
Timbavati Safari Lodge or similar

Day 13: Kruger National Park Free Day (B, D)
Take advantage of free time to enjoy the bushland surrounds and poolside our your lodge today. Or choose a further full or half-day safari (not included). This evening enjoy a last dinner in the African bush, spend time around the campfire exchanging safari stories and sipping Amarula – an African liqueur made with fruit of the marula tree (not included).
Timbavati Safari Lodge or similar

Day 14: Kruger Park – Panorama Route – Johannesburg (B, D)
Leave the Kruger National Park behind, via the Panorama Route through the Mpumalanga province. The first destination is the renowned Three Rondavels viewpoint with a stunning vista over the Blyde River Canyon. Next is Bourke’s Luck potholes, a natural water feature with hundreds of natural potholes and plunge pools. This area marks the beginning of the Blyde River Canyon. Look out for Kruger and Mozambique, visible in the distance on a clear day. Continue the final leg of the tour into Johannesburg. Finally, sit down for an included farewell dinner with new friends!
Garden Court O.R. Tambo International Airport or similar

Day 15: Johannesburg – Australia (B)
Depending on your flight departure time, enjoy breakfast at the hotel prior to your complimentary transfer to the airport for the flight home.

VALID FOR TRAVEL
27 Aug 2022
19 Nov 2022
04 Feb 2023
04 Mar 2023

EXCLUSIONS
Travel insurance (mandatory)
Personal expenses
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Visa fees
Gratuities
Additional charges on internal flights such as excess baggage charges

PRICING
Solo Price from: $5490 per person

^LOW DEPOSIT
An initial deposit from $299 per person is required to secure your booking.
A second deposit from $1800 per person is required 8 months before departure.
The final balance will be due 3 months before departure.

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE
If you are unable to travel due to government restrictions or supplier cancellations, we will waive our administration fees and assist with a date change, credit or refund less any unrecoverable third-party costs. Credits are subject to supplier conditions and fare differences may apply upon rebooking.

AMENDMENT FEES
Each amendment incurs a $55 per person administration fee.
Additional fees from third-party suppliers including airlines may apply.

CANCELLATION FEES
Cancellation after initial deposit: $150 per person administration fee.
Cancellation after second deposit: $300 per person administration fee.
Additional fees from third-party suppliers including airlines may apply.

CHILD POLICY
This tour is not suitable for persons under 10 years old. Child discounts do not apply.

BAGGAGE POLICY
Each person is entitled to a strict maximum of one bag not exceeding 20kg on tour, regardless of any other baggage allowance.
Porter service is not included and you are expected to carry your own bags.
Luggage and personal effects are your own risk and we hold no liability for lost or damaged belongings.

VISAS
A tourist visa is not required for Australian passport holders travelling to South Africa.
Note that New Zealanders and some other nationalities do require a tourist visa. It is your responsibility to check all requirements with your local consulate, embassy or visa centre.

DOCUMENTATION
Final documentation will be emailed within two weeks of departure of the respective travel component.

ITINERARY
The itinerary and its order, sightseeing and transportation may be adjusted as deemed necessary for optimum safety, enjoyment and operation of the tour.
If attractions are not available due to reasons beyond our control such as closures or adverse weather, similar alternatives will be provided where possible.
The indicated length of trip includes time in flight and is subject to change depending on the final flight schedule.
Included admissions provide general entrance to the attraction and do not include secondary admissions or expenses inside the venue.
Any reference to ‘optional’, ‘not included’ or ‘exclusions/excluded’ means at your own expense.

HOTELS
Reference hotels listed may be substituted with properties of a similar standard.
Confirmed hotels will be provided when you receive your final documentation.
All hotel ratings are self-rated according to local standards.
All rooms are lead-in category or run of house unless otherwise stated.

TRIPLE SHARE
Triple share is available in the form of extra bed in room or a separate single bed in a separate single room. Subject to availability. There is no discount for triple share.

GROUP SIZE
The tour and its optional programs may require minimum numbers to operate. Maximum group size is 48 passengers (per vehicle).

TIPPING
Tipping for guides and drivers is recommended but not mandatory. Approx AUD$5 per person per day for both driver and Tour Leader is appropriate.

FLIGHTS
Flights are booked approximately 8 to 10 months prior to departure. The flights included in your package are based on a specific predetermined airfare allowance. Should there be a significant increase in airfares, taxes or government fees at the time of booking flights, then an airfare supplement may be imposed. The flights team will discuss options with you prior to ticketing, should this situation arise. Flights may not operate daily or directly to your destination.

TRUSTED PARTNER
This tour is run in South Africa by our trusted partner; Expat Explore. All pre-tour enquiries and questions should be directed to My Holiday Centre on 1300 642 642.

GROUPS
These departure dates are guaranteed and therefore not exclusive. Our customers may join a group made up from different travel agencies.
The minimum group size for this tour to operate is 15. The maximum group size is 48 per vehicle.

BREAKAWAY POLICY
It is a condition of booking that you must always remain with the tour according to the prescribed program.
Departure from the group or deviation from the set itinerary are not permitted unless written prior consent is obtained, otherwise you risk cancellation of remaining land and air arrangements.

FEEDBACK POLICY
All efforts must be made to resolve issues on tour with the tour leader.
Complaints must be submitted in writing with substantiated evidence within 10 days of trip completion.

DIETARY
Please notify your guide of any special dietary requirements but note that choices may be limited or not catered for.

TRAVEL INSURANCE
Comprehensive travel insurance is mandatory for this tour and insurance details must be provided prior to travel.

FORCE MAJEURE
Force majeure means any natural disaster, accident, fire, act of God, act of war, terrorism, legally binding judgment, injunction, action of a court or other relevant authority, emergency, unplanned repairs, maintenance, strike, industrial dispute, work ban, blockade or picketing, travel ban, pandemic, epidemic or outbreak of infectious disease, or other event beyond our reasonable direct or indirect control.
In case of force majeure or other extraordinary event that prevents safe travel, we reserve the right to adjust, postpone or cancel the trip.

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