The unvarnished grandeur of South Africa is on display in this comprehensive exploration of one of the continent’s most diverse and fascinating destinations. Africa’s incredible culture and wildlife are at a premium on this tour — from the coastal shores of Tsitsikamma to extensive wildlife safari drives in Addo Elephant National Park and the famed Kruger. You’ll also have the chance to visit a traditional Swazi village, explore modern Cape Town, and follow the glorious Garden Route. Add in knowledgeable Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) and some of the best camp meals you’ve ever tasted and you’ve got a recipe for adventure par excellence.
Day 1 Johannesburg
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Johannesburg/Greater Kruger Area (1B, 1L, 1D)
Drive through scenic mountains, and experience a traditional dinner and local dancing in the evening.
Day 3 Kruger National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy a wildlife safari drive in Kruger and watch wildlife from the comfort of the touring vehicle.
Day 4 Greater Kruger Area/Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary (1B, 1L, 1D)
Cross the border from South Africa to Swaziland. Visit the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary.
Day 5 Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary (1B, 1L, 1D)
Get out and explore Swaziland. Opt to go hiking, or mountain biking.
Day 6 Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary/Saint Lucia (1B, 1L, 1D)
Depart for the beautiful Zululand area, re-entering South Africa in one of its most diverse regions. Opt to take a boat cruise on the St Lucia estuary.
Day 7 Saint Lucia (1B, 1L, 1D)
Get out and explore. Opt to visit the Hluhluwe - iMfolozi Park, which is a safe haven for both the white and black rhino. Lions, buffalo, elephants, and leopards also call this reserve home.
Day 8 Saint Lucia/Durban (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy a traditional Durban meal of "bunny chow" (hollowed out bread filled with curry).
Day 9 Durban/Chintsa (1B, 1L, 1D)
Travel south into the heartland of the Xhosa people and on to Chintsa, a little piece of paradise with 15km (9.3 mi) of beach.
Day 10 Chintsa (1B, 1L, 1D)
Spend the day enjoying the beach. Opt to surf, join a guided wildlife safari drive, or visit a local craft brewery.
Day 11 Chintsa/Addo Elephant National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Enjoy a wildlife safari drive in Addo Elephant National Park in the touring vehicle.
Day 12 Addo Elephant National Park/Tsitsikamma (1B, 1L, 1D)
Afternoon visit to Tsitsikamma NP. Opt to hike, snorkel, canoe, whale watch, or bungee jump.
Day 13 Tsitsikamma National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)
Spend the day at Tsitsikamma National Park. Opt to hike, snorkel, canoe, whale watch, or bungee jump.
Day 14 Tsitsikamma/Knysna (1B, 1L, 1D)
Travel further west to the town of Knysna, famous for the Knysna Lagoon and the "Heads" (sea cliffs). Opt to visit a cheetah sanctuary or a monkey park en route to Knysna.
Day 15 Knysna/Oudtshoorn (1B, 1L, 1D)
Visit the sea cliffs of Knysna Heads. Opt to explore the Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn or one of the many ostrich farms in the area.
Day 16 Oudtshoorn/Cape Town (1B, 1L)
Travel to beautiful Cape Town. Enjoy amazing views of Table Mountain, and explore the vibrant, cosmopolitan city at night.
Day 17 Cape Town (1B)
Depart at any time.
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