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Highlights of South Africa

Explore South Africa’s highlights in this 10 night Highlights of South Africa Itinerary. Your journey starts in the ‘City of Gold’, Johannesburg taking in the eclectic, local culture. View the iconic ‘Big Five’ in the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve. End with the ‘Mother City’, soaking in the highlights in Cape Town. 

Trip Type: Adventure, Cultural, Food & Wine, Wildlife

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Highlights of South Africa
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Highlights of South Africa

Day By Day

Day 1 – Arrive in Johannesburg

You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Johannesburg is the economic heart of South Africa, the central focus of Egoli ('Place of Gold'), as the Sotho name for Gauteng suggests. The largest and richest city in South Africa, Johannesburg's lifestyle is a fast-paced and hectic one. No-one could have imagined the repercussions when an unemployed miner found a stone bearing traces of gold here in 1886, an event that led to the discovery of the world's richest natural treasure trove.

Starting Accommodation: Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa
Meals: Breakfast


Day 2 – Soweto Tour

Soweto is unlike a suburb you've ever seen or been to, yet the history of struggle encapsulated here is a cornerstone of the South African story. Soweto, acronym for South Western Township, is home to over 2 million people, who, despite living in crowded and chaotic conditions, have a tangible sense of community, one which ironically, the ordered, walled, elitest northern suburbs lack. Inside Soweto, visit the Hector Pieterson Museum and discover the cause of the tragic riots which led to his death; pass Mandela House, with time to visit this fascinating little museum. The journey continues to Regina Mundi Church, site of many secret underground meetings of the then banned political parties. Finally, head past the largest stadium in Africa, Soccer City, host of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final - this magnificent stadium is now nicknamed 'The Calabash' for its resemblance to the African Pot. Your afternoon in Johannesburg is at leisure. 

Starting Accommodation: Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa
Meals: Breakfast


Day 3 – Johannesburg to Sabi Sands Game Reserve

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight (own account) to the Sabi Sands. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your Sabi Sands accommodation.

Undoubtedly the most prestigious game park in South Africa, the Sabi Sand Game Reserve is known for having some of the best available Big Five game spotting in the country. Located on the southwest corner of the Kruger National Park, there are no restricting fences so the animals roam freely just as nature intended.

Starting Accommodation: Sabi Sabi Selati Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 4 – On Safari, Sabi Sands

The day will typically start with an early rise. Enjoy a light snack before departing on an activity, with a stop for a snack and tea/coffee en route. Upon return to camp (normally about three hours later) enjoy a sizeable brunch. Free time is them ample during the heat of the day to enjoy a siesta, or a dip in the pool. Mid-afternoon, tea, cakes and savories are served, before you depart on your afternoon activity, with a stop for cocktails en route. Return to camp and savor a sumptuous dinner.

Starting Accommodation: Sabi Sabi Selati Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 5 – On Safari, Sabi Sands

Enjoy another day of morning and afternoon game drives.

Starting Accommodation: Sabi Sabi Selati Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 6 – On Safari, Sabi Sands

Enjoy another day of morning and afternoon game drives.

Starting Accommodation: Sabi Sabi Selati Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 7 – Sabi Sands to Cape Town

This morning enjoy your last morning game drive before transferring to Skukuza Airport for your onward flight. Fly to Cape Town (own account). You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

South Africa’s “Mother City” is indescribably beautiful, steeped in fascinating history and pulsating to a heady African rhythm. Indeed, few urban centers anywhere can match its setting along the mountainous Cape Peninsula spine, which slides into the Atlantic Ocean. A ride in a cable car to the top of Table Mountain, a ferry journey to Robben Island, or a meandering tour through the Winelands will leave you in no doubt that this place is an absolute highlight on any vacation to Africa. South Africa boasts incredibly good weather, gorgeous scenery and fantastic beaches and is one of the most diverse and enchanting countries in the world. Exotic combinations of landscapes, people, history and culture offer visitors a unique and inspiring experience.

Starting Accommodation: Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel
Meals: Breakfast


Day 8 – Cape Town City Tour

This morning enjoy your last morning game drive before transferring to Skukuza Airport for your onward flight. Fly to Cape Town (own account). You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

South Africa’s “Mother City” is indescribably beautiful, steeped in fascinating history and pulsating to a heady African rhythm. Indeed, few urban centers anywhere can match its setting along the mountainous Cape Peninsula spine, which slides into the Atlantic Ocean. A ride in a cable car to the top of Table Mountain, a ferry journey to Robben Island, or a meandering tour through the Winelands will leave you in no doubt that this place is an absolute highlight on any vacation to Africa. South Africa boasts incredibly good weather, gorgeous scenery and fantastic beaches and is one of the most diverse and enchanting countries in the world. Exotic combinations of landscapes, people, history and culture offer visitors a unique and inspiring experience.

Starting Accommodation: Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel
Meals: Breakfast


Day 9 – Cape Peninsula Tour

Today you travel along the Atlantic Seaboard to explore the Fairest Camp, so desrived by Sir Francis Drake in 1578. Winding along the coast you pass glorious beaches to Hout Bay harbor. From Hout Bay, travel to Noordhoek and through Ou Kaapse Weg and on to the Cape Point Nature Reserve. Here you are able to ride the Funicular to the viewpoint where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet. Leaving the Nature Reserve, proceed to Simonstown, where you stop for lunch (for your own account), as well as a short stop at Boulders Beach. Nestled in historic Simon's Town in South Africa, Boulders Penguin Colony is part of the Cape Peninsula National Park. Almost 3000 African (jackass) penguins, so called because their call resembles the bray of a donkey, reign supreme amidst rounded rocks and fish-filled False Bay.  These endangered, flightless birds are free to roam the seas and return to their private haven - Foxy Beach at Boulders.

Starting Accommodation: Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel
Meals: Breakfast


Day 10 – Stellenbosch Winelands Tour

The Cape Winelands are among the most scenic in the world. A visual feast of lush green valleys, rugged mountains, fine cuisine and world-class wine-producing estates make up the Cape Winelands. Its many historic wine estates, characterized by classic Cape Dutch-style buildings with distinctive gables and thatched roofs and massive vineyards, date back centuries. Explore Historical Stellenbosch Stellenbosch, the second-oldest town in South Africa full of charming scenes and rich in history. Old oak trees line the streets and frame the most beautiful surviving examples of Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian architecture in the Cape. Stellenbosch Wine Route is the oldest in South Africa, which was established in 1971. Return to Cape Town and enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

Starting Accommodation: Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel
Meals: Breakfast


Day 11 – Depart Cape Town

Today you depart South Africa and transfer to Cape Town airport to connect with your departing flight (own account).

Meals: Breakfast


Pricing

Package Level: Deluxe

Please note all prices listed are approximations and subject to current rate of exchange adjustments. Each itinerary can be fully customized to your interests and needs.

Twin Share
1/6/2024 - 2/29/2024$6,410
3/1/2024 - 3/31/2024$7,000
4/1/2024 - 4/30/2024$6,145
5/1/2024 - 8/31/2024$5,925
9/1/2024 - 9/30/2024$6,145
10/1/2024 - 10/31/2024$6,565
11/1/2024 - 12/17/2024$8,375
Single Traveler
1/6/2024 - 2/29/2024$10,050
3/1/2024 - 3/31/2024$10,640
4/1/2024 - 4/30/2024$8,930
5/1/2024 - 8/31/2024$8,580
9/1/2024 - 9/30/2024$8,930
10/1/2024 - 10/31/2024$9,765
11/1/2024 - 12/17/2024$11,895


Terms and Conditions

Prices are per person, twin/double share in USD. All highlighted savings are reflected in the price. Price does not include airfare unless otherwise stated. Travel may be limited to certain days of the week. Hotels and tours remain subject to availability. Cancellation penalties and other booking or alteration restrictions may exist. Please note blackout dates may apply to Christmas, New Year and local special event periods. Pricing may increase over Holiday and special event periods and may not be reflected in price grid. Prices indicated remain subject to change without notice. Prices are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed. CST #2012413-20 See our full Terms and Conditions: www.swaindestinations.com/terms

Details

Length:

10 Nights

Pricing:

From $5,925 Per Person

Destinations:

Johannesburg; Sabi Sand Game Reserve; Cape Town

Inclusions:

  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • 2 nights Johannesburg
  • Soweto Private Tour
  • 4 nights Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve
  • Game viewing in the Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve
  • 4 nights Cape Town
  • Cape Town City Private tour
  • Cape Peninsula Private tour
  • Stellenbosch Winelands Private Tour
  • Meals: 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
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