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Authentic South Africa Small Group or Private Experience

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21 days

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All year round
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Authentic South Africa Small Group or Private Experience

Venture into the solitude of the South African wilderness, expose yourself to some of the most awe-inspiring, untouched African plains and unique African wildlife left in South Africa. Authentic South Africa Safari offers excellent game viewing opportunities and the world-renowned Big Five can be spotted all year-round.

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Venture into the solitude of the South African wilderness, expose yourself to some of the most awe-inspiring, untouched African plains and unique African wildlife left in South Africa. Authentic South Africa Safari offers excellent game viewing opportunities and the world-renowned Big Five can be spotted all year-round.

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Johannesburg the “City of Gold”

Our adventure begins!!!!

Your Private Transfer from OR Tambo International Airport to Sandton awaits you from all corners of the world.

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure and getting ready for an adventure of a lifetime.

Enjoy the rest of the day on leisure and getting ready for an adventure of a lifetime.

Optional Activities

  • Shopping

Accommodation

Park Inn by Radisson, Johannesburg Bed and Breakfast

Day 2

Experience Soweto

After breakfast travel to Soweto – a sprawling cluster of townships on the south-western flank of Johannesburg and learn more about the life of South African residents in this historical Full Day Soweto & Apartheid Museum.

On return freshen up and relax while waiting for your dinner.

Learn more about the life of South African residents in this historical: Full Day Soweto & Apartheid Museum

Activities

  • Local Experience

Accommodation

Overnight: Park Inn by Radisson, Bed and Breakfast

Day 3-5

Road trip to Hazyview

Drive through the panoramic views of the South Africa’s’ landscapes, overland panorama route – travel north via the magnificent Panorama Route with stops at Gods Window and Bourkes Luck Potholes.

On arrival to your next stop enjoy the remainder of the day taking the scenery in as you have a Big 5 day ahead. Embark on an early morning coach game drive through the world-renowned Kruger National Park and get to see the Big 5 in their natural habitat.

If the weather is good, opt for the upgrade of the open safari vehicle, an authentic South Africa at its best.

The magnificent Panorama Route with stops at Gods Window and Bourkes Luck Potholes

Activities

  • Safari Drive

Accommodation

Umbhabha Eco Lodge, Half Board

Day 6-7

We adventure to Eswatini also known as Swaziland

Tour and Wind through the picturesque mountains and forests of eSwatini (Swaziland).

Explore the activities on offer within Mlilwane Nature Reserve, wildlife reserve in central Swaziland’s Ezulwini Valley, home to Nyonyane Mountain, zebras & birds. Several trails and tracks suitable for horses run up Nyonyane Mountain to the craggy summit known as Execution Rock.

The Nyakato viewpoint overlooks Mantenga waterfall and the Usushwana Valley below.

Several trails and tracks suitable for horses run up Nyonyane Mountain to the craggy summit

Activities

  • Wildlife Tracking
  • Game Drive
  • Local Experience

Optional Activities

  • Horse Riding

Accommodation

Mantenga Lodge including breakfast

Day 8-10

Head back to South Africa towards St Lucia

Re-enter South Africa, continuing south into the reaches of Zululand, once the realm of the mighty King Shaka who united the Zulu clans.

During your stay enjoy a Hluhulwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve game drive or a full day in iSimangaliso Wetland Park South Africa’s first World Heritage site.

Experience iSimangaliso Wetland Park South Africa’s first World Heritage site.

Activities

  • Game Drive
  • Wetland Tour
  • Culture Or Nature Cycle

Accommodation

Mantenga Lodge including breakfast

Day 11-12

Head towards the Addo Elephant National Park

After your breakfast, a Private Transfer to the airport for your departure to King Shaka International Airport for your flight to Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha). A Private Transfer awaits at Port Elizabeth airport to Addo Elephant National Park. Spend the day at leisure and own activities can be conducted.

The next day adventure is a Full Day Open Safari Vehicle Game Drive in Addo Elephant National Park. Enjoy the sunrise and amazing nature views and wildlife in the park.

Enjoy a relaxing day in the Addo Elephant National Park

Activities

  • Local Flights
  • Game Drive

Accommodation

Elephant Lake Hotel including breakfast

Day 13-14

Head towards Plettenberg Bay

Drive along South Africa’s spectacular Eastern Cape coastal highway to the iconic Garden Route.

Explore the magnificent beauty and attractions of Plettenberg Bay and Knysna. Amazing cities and towns to explore.

Drive along South Africa’s spectacular Eastern Cape coastal highway

Activities

  • Whale Watching

Accommodation

Zuurberg Mountain Village including breakfast

Day 15-16

Oudtshoorn on the Garden Route

Before making our way to Oudtshoorn, you will enjoy an Eco Experience in the Featherbed Nature Reserve.

Tour: Cango Caves and Ostriches are the order of your day, exploring the town of Oudtshoorn – the Ostrich Capital of Africa.

Cango Caves and Ostriches are the order of your day, exploring the town of Oudtshoorn

Activities

  • Township Tour
  • Ostrich Farm
  • Cango Caves

Accommodation

Hotel 4* including breakfast

Day 17

Head towards Hermanus for some whale watching

We continue on the beautiful garden route. From Ostriches to whales as we head to Hermanus, the best land based whale watching town.

Amazing seafood spots and enjoy some beach and sun.

The best land based whale watching town.

Activities

  • Whale Watching

Accommodation

Resort including dinner and breakfast

Day 18-21

Head towards the mother city Cape Town

Cape Town is best known for the iconic Table Mountain, Cape Town will appeal to just about anyone in the mood for a holiday.

Get to experience Cape of Good Hope, a rocky headland on the Atlantic coast of the Cape Peninsula believed to be the dividing point between the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

Indulge yourself in the best South African wines along the Cape Winelands route. And it is in Cape Town where will also say our good byes to the Authentic South Africa adventure and memories are captured.

Indulge yourself in the best South African wines along the Cape Winelands route.

Activities

  • Full Day Tour
  • City Tour

Accommodation

Fountains Hotel offers 24-hour room service, an outdoor pool, and air-conditioned rooms in Cape Town's central business district

What's Included

Accommodation

Handpicked accommodation for your entire stay

Flights

Local flights included as part of the trip Excludes international arrival and departure flights, insurances and taxes

Private Tailormade Experience for Two

This trip is customizable and can be arranged as a private trip for two including family travel, children rates apply. Your private tailormade experience has a from price of USD7245 per person sharing

Ground Transport

Transfers and road trips included.

Meals

Specified in your itinerary

Created by
Marylyn Maposa

I have been in the travel and hospitality industry for 8 years in South Africa and United Arab Emirates. In the last four years, my key focus has been on safari based travel, with a world-renowned African Safari Travel Company. I graduated from the University of South Africa with a BCom in Tourism Management. I am now a Co-owner and founder of an African Safari Tour Operator, Maps Tours and Travel.

For me travel has always been my passion, my first love. My whole life’s been geared towards travel. My number one priority is my customers. I go above and beyond to ensure my clients are happy and their vacation becomes a dream come true! My long-standing relationships with top industry suppliers allow me to provide extraordinary variety — from small, comfortable hotels, to world-class luxury resorts, to exclusive, intimate hideaways — all at extremely competitive prices. Connect with me and let's start planning your next African adventure!

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