South Africa In Depth

South Africa In Depth

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$2005

South Africa In Depth

15 Days Starting in Johannesburg and ending in Cape Town

Visiting: South Africa

Tour operator:

Indus Travels

Tour code:

IndTur79

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

1 - 35

Physical rating:

EASY

Interests:

Cultural

Activities:

Sightseeing, Walking

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$2099
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Tour Overview

about this trip



South Africa in Depth offers travelers an extensive exploration of the country's renowned attractions, along with hidden gems that will captivate seasoned globetrotters. Commencing the journey in Johannesburg, the tour traverses the Lowveld to Hazyview, providing access to the renowned Kruger National Park for an exciting wildlife encounter. The itinerary includes a stop in Swaziland on the way to the coastal town of St. Lucia, celebrated for its diverse wildlife. Progressing along the coastline towards Durban, the tour then ventures into the breathtaking Drakensberg Mountains before concluding the expedition in the southern coastal city of Port Elizabeth. Highlights of the trip encompass visits to Tsitsikamma Forest and the extraordinary Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn, culminating in a memorable conclusion with a stay in the picturesque city of Cape Town.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a game drive in the internationally renowned Kruger National Park

  • Visit the World Heritage site of St. Lucia on the southern tip of Isimangaliso Wetland Park

  • Indulge in some leisure activities in the awe-inspiring Southern Drakensburg Mountains

  • See the towering rock formations in the incredible Cango Caves

  • Relax and soak up the vibrant atmosphere in the beautiful city of Cape Town

Itinerary

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Day 1: Johannesburg (Arrival)

Upon arrival, you will be met and assisted to your shuttle transfer service to the hotel. You have the rest of the day at leisure until 19h00 when we all meet at the hotel reception for a briefing on the tour and a chance to meet up with your fellow travellers.




Overnight in Johannesburg

Day 2: Johannesburg - Hazyview (B/-/-)

This morning you make way for Mpumalanga, dropping several hundred feet into the lush subtropical region of the Lowveld. Travel along the circular Panorama Route via Graskop, visiting the view sites of the Blyde River Canyon, one of the natural wonders of Africa; gasp at the glory of Gods Window, with a boundless view of mountains and fertile plains and finally a visit to Bourkes Luck Potholes before heading to Hazyview.




Overnight in Hazyview

Day 3: Mpumalanga – Kruger National Park (B/-/-)

We have a bright and early start to the day to experience the wonders of exploring the Kruger National Park in our closed vehicle. The Kruger National Park is an internationally renowned game reserve of nearly 2 million hectares that supports the largest variety of wildlife species on the African continent. Keep a lookout for the wonderful flora and bird life that abounds. We return to our hotel around lunch time and your afternoon is at leisure to relax.




Overnight in Kruger National Park

Day 4: Hazyview - Swaziland (B/-/-)

This morning after breakfast, you will check out and depart on a journey to Swaziland. You proceed south to Malalane and then onto Swaziland where this afternoon you will visit a real Chiefs village and have the fantastic opportunity to gain an authentic knowledge of traditional Swazi culture before arriving at the hotel for overnight stay.




Overnight in Swaziland

Day 5: Swaziland - St Lucia (B/-/-)

This morning, the journey will take you through Swaziland into Zuzuland. Then you continue into the Kingdom of KwaZulu-Natal where ancient traditions and modern cultures of both Zulu and Settler have combined into a vibrant society living in peace and harmony. Arrive this afternoon in the Umfolozi area. 




Overnight in St. Lucia

Day 6: St Lucia - Durban (B/-/-)

After breakfast you will have the option to lie in or take an optional morning boat cruise (not included) or simply soak up the atmosphere of this tourist town St Lucia before heading off later in the morning towards Durban. An orientation tour introduces you to this multicultural, vibrant seaside city before arriving at the hotel in the late afternoon.




Overnight in Durban

Day 7: Durban - Drakensberg (B/-/D)

This morning you can enjoy a leisurely breakfast or perhaps take an early morning cab ride for a stroll along the Umhlanga Beach Promenade which buzzes with energy as surfers, joggers and cyclists take to this seaside playground. Then you head into the majestic Southern Drakensberg Mountains which range forms the border between Kwa-Zulu Natal and the Kingdom of Lesotho. Its towering basalt peaks and buttresses offer dramatic vistas, the highest peak reaching a spectacular 3,482 meters, which is the highest in southern Africa. We proceed on a visit to the 300-foot-high Howick Falls, continuing through the Southern Midlands Meander Route, arriving at our hotel mid-afternoon. Your afternoon can be spent at leisure to soak up the surroundings, or go fishing, hiking and even horse riding in clean mountain air (own account). Tonight, dinner is included at the hotel.




Overnight in Southern Drakensberg

Day 8: Drakensberg (B/-/D)

Today you can enjoy a full day at leisure to soak up the surroundings of the magnificent Southern Drakensberg Mountains. The resort is also an option to explore as there are many activities to be enjoyed. Tonight, dinner is included at the hotel.




Overnight in Drakensberg

Day 9: Drakensberg - Eastern Cape Coast (B/-/D)

This morning, continue south to the Eastern Cape entering the fourth of the provinces and the birth place of Nelson Mandela (fondly known as Madiba). En route you will see the old traditional way of life in the homeland area known as the Transkei and stop for lunch (not included) outside the capital of Umtata.  We continue via Nelson Mandelas birthplace and home, arriving late afternoon at our accommodation in Chinsta East, on the beautiful, unspoilt Eastern Cape Coast. Tonight, dinner is included at the hotel.




Overnight in Eastern Cape Coast

Day 10: Eastern Cape Coast - Port Elizabeth (B/-/-)

Awake to the sounds of the crashing waves and have the morning at leisure to unwind with beach sand between your toes.  The beach stretches on uninterrupted for many kilometres and the thick indigenous beach forest is a haven for an amazing variety of birdlife.  Set off in the mid-morning heading south to Port Elizabeth.




Overnight in Port Elizabeth

Day 11: Port Elizabeth - Knysna (B/-/D)

Today your journey continues towards the Cape. Visit the Tsitsikamma Forest, which provides scenic walking opportunities. A short walk to the Storms River Mouth offers some magnificent views of the gorge and river below. Arrive in Knysna late afternoon for check in at our hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Tonight, dinner is included at the hotel.




Overnight in Knysna

Day 12: Knysna - Oudtshoorn - Knysna (B/-/-)

After breakfast, you travel inland over the spectacular Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, known as the ‘feather capital of the world because of its ostrich industry, visit a working ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn, known as ‘the feather capital of the world.  Walk or crawl around the famous Cango Caves with their magnificent dripstone formations of stalactites and stalagmites. Travelling back to the Eastern seaboard, you arrive in Mossel Bay by the afternoon.




Overnight in Knysna

Day 13: Knysna - Cape Town (B/-/-)

Todays journey will eventually end in Cape Town. On the way you stop off in Albertinia to visit a well-known aloe factory. In this area, the Cape Aloe grows wild on many farms, and is still harvested in the traditional, labor-intensive way, providing a livelihood for unskilled, independent tappers. You will drive via Swellendam, Worcester and through the Huguenot Tunnel before arriving in Cape Town in the late afternoon.




Overnight in Cape Town

Day 14: Cape Town (B/-/-)

Enjoy a day at leisure in the 'Mother City' where a visit to the V&A Waterfront is recommended. Enjoy quality time exploring this iconic beautiful city with its many world acclaimed attractions. 




Overnight in Cape Town

Day 15: Cape Town - Usa/Canada (Departure) (B/-/-)

This morning after breakfast, check out of the hotel and the remainder of the day will be at leisure until your transfer to Cape Town International Airport.

What's Included

  • 14 Nights accommodation on a twin sharing basis at listed superior hotels or similar

  • Daily breakfast

  • 04 special dinners

  • Arrival and departure transfers

  • All Transportation in deluxe air-conditioned vehicles

  • Services of a professional English-speaking tour guide

  • All Sightseeing as per the itinerary

  • Kruger National Park Conservation Levy (Subject to increase at the discretion of the game park)

  • All local and applicable taxes

What's Not Included

  • Items of a personal nature, tips, and gratuities

  • Optional excursions

  • Travel insurance

  • Visa fees, if applicable

  • Items not mentioned as being included

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Check out our Q&As

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    Yes, but only in case it was previously agreed by both sides and arranged by us.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Our e-document package includes all local contact details, daily itinerary, airline e-ticket information, service vouchers, and travel tips which should be everything you require to go on your trip.

  • If I need one, who is responsible to obtain my visa?

    You are responsible for obtaining the proper travel documents for the destinations on your itinerary, including having a passport that is valid for at least 6 months before the date of departure and a visa if required. Please check the Visa section in the Know Before You Go document for the countries you will be visiting.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    No, not as standard. Solo travellers can book and occupy their own room for a supplement.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    We have been organizing unforgettable trips since 2001.

  • Can I arrange flights via Indus Travels, too?

    In some cases, yes. Indus Travels can provide flights from/to selected departure points in the USA. If you would like a quote inclusive of flights, please let us know and we'll be happy to check the details for you!

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes.

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    Changes to an existing reservation up to the Final Payment Date, whatever the cause, will incur a $100 per person amendment fee, potential loss of any supplier fees (such as non-refundable event tickets, park permits, and sea cruise reservations) plus any costs for replacement services. On/ after the Final Payment Date, the $100 change fee is no longer valid, instead cancellations terms apply.

Reviews from travellers on this tour

Lauren T.  

South Africa In Depth

<p>Tordes,<br /> I cannot thank you enough for al

<p>Tordes,<br /> I cannot thank you enough for all of your hard work. We sincerely had the time of our lives. The Indus staff was soooo wonderful and all of the travel pieces came together so smoothly and comfortably (unbelievably comfortably), I have never experienced anything like it. I also want to thank, I believe, Freemah, when we arrived in Capetown? If you have a link for us to write a stellar review I most certainly will. Again SO MANY THANK YOUS! It was sincerely amazing! <br /> Kindest Regards,</p>

D.  

South Africa In Depth

<p>Thanks<br /> By the way you guys are amazing!!

<p>Thanks<br /> By the way you guys are amazing!!! Aquila exceeded immensely my expectation. It&#39;s a great establishment. Everything thus far has been really smooth. This was a great trip you put together and everyone on tour group agrees. <br /> Thanks again.</p>

Scott & Zoe L  

South Africa In Depth

<p style="text-align: justify;">I just want to let

<p style="text-align: justify;">I just want to let you know It was SUPER FANTASTIC!<br /> Everything went perfect! A great place to visit.<br /> Cape town was amazing though The Safari at Entabeni was even better!<br /> I was very impressed by the accommodations at both locations.<br /> If you look at these photos I took, I can’t see how a person would not be happy on an adventure like this.<br /> I know a few people that were also on this tour were finding reasons for being unhappy with the outcome of this travel experience. Please don’t let them get under your skin.<br /> You can’t please everyone!<br /> On behalf of myself, my daughter Zoe , and most of the people on the tour we found it to be an incredible travel experience thanks to the people at Indus Travel!<br /> Also the price was unbelievable, Keep up the good work!</p>

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    Indus Travels requires a minimum deposit of 25% or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 45 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of indus travels charges.

    Up to 75 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 74 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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