Day 1 UK/Cape Town
Travelsphere’s Private Chauffeur Service collects you from home for your overnight flight to Cape Town today.
Day 2 Cape Town
On arrival in Cape Town, we'll transfer you to your hotel, with your sightseeing starting en route. Located on the shores of the Atlantic, with Table Mountain as a backdrop, Cape Town occupies a spectacular setting and you'll take in fabulous views as we approach it. You'll see many of the city's highlights including Table Mountain - on some days the top of the mountain is shrouded by clouds, a natural phenomenon known as the tablecloth - a beautiful sight. Join your fellow guests for a welcome drink this evening.
Day 3 Cape Peninsula
There's a great day ahead as we set off to explore the Cape Peninsula. We'll head along Chapman's Peak, one of the most spectacular coastal drives in the world, reaching Cape Nature Reserve and Cape Point. Our return journey is made via Boulders Beach, where we'll see its famous penguin colony. We continue through Simon's Town, Fish Hoek and Muizenberg, and make a final stop at the wonderful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. We will also visit Table Mountain, and if the weather is favourable, you'll have chance to go on the cable car. B
Day 4 Cape Town at leisure
The choice is yours today, you can explore independently, or perhaps come on an optional excursion to Khayelitsha, Cape Town's largest black township. En route you'll visit Bo-Kapp Malay Quarter and drive through District Six, whose residents were forcibly removed during the era of apartheid. B
Day 5 Cape Town - Western Cape Winelands
Today we're going to discover the winelands of the Western Cape. A scenic drive takes us through lush farmland and vineyards, where our first stop will be in the town of Franschhoek. Here we will enjoy a tasting at a winery nestled against the slopes of the Franschhoek Mountains. Next, we'll visit the Spice Route Destination in Paarl, where you will discover an array of artisans selling everything from chocolate and wine to cured meats and homeware. Finally we'll tour the charming, historic town of Stellenbosch. We'll wander along Dorp Street admiring fine examples of Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian architecture, and take in fantastic views of the mountains and surrounding countryside. B
Day 6 Stellenbosch - Oudsthoorn
Your next base is Oudtshoorn, and during our drive here we'll stop at Swellendam, one of the oldest towns in South Africa. A tour will introduce its stunning architecture and you'll also have time to visit its fascinating museum. Back on the road, take in lovely views of ravines, gorges, cliffs and lush vegetation as we journey through the Huisrivier pass, set between two valleys. B
Day 7 Oudtshoorn - Knysna
Oudtshoorn is the 'ostrich capital of the world', and home to the world's largest population of these unique flightless birds. Before we make our way to Knysna, our base for two nights, we'll visit the Safari Ostrich Farm to see some of these fascinating creatures up close. You're also going to see the Cango Caves today. Located in a limestone ridge alongside the stunning Swatberg Mountains, this magnificent system of underground caverns is more than 20 million years old. B
Day 8 Knysna
The quaint town of Knysna lies at the heart of the Garden Route and is surrounded by ancient forests. It's a delightful place with plenty of craft shops, boutiques and cafés. After a leisurely start today, we will visit the Featherbed Nature Reserve with a cruise across Knysna Lagoon, a walk through the forest past the ancient sea caves, and a buffet lunch. B,L
Day 9 Knysna - Port Elizabeth
Your journey to Port Elizabeth via Plettenberg Bay includes a stop at Storms River Mouth in Tsitsikamma National Park. Here you can walk across the 77-metre-long suspension bridge which hovers above the tumultuous water flowing into the Indian Ocean. B,D
Day 10 Port Elizabeth - Battlefields
Port Elizabeth is one of the largest cities in South Africa, and we'll discover its highlights before we fly to Durban. On arrival you'll discover a very different territory to that previously experienced, as we head into the heart of the Zulu kingdom, the KwaZulu-Natal battlefields. The area is our base for two nights. B,D
Day 11 Battlefields
On today's guided tour you'll retrace history as you stand at the very spot where the 1879 Battle of Isandlwana and subsequent conflict at Rorke's Drift took place. A Local Guide will bring to life the events of the day when 20,000 Zulu warriors, armed with traditional weapons, confronted the firepower of the British army. B, L, D
Day 12 Kruger National Park
Your journey today takes you to the Mpumalanga Lowveld region of South Africa, 40 mins from the Kruger National Park, South Africa's largest game reserve. Your accomodation over the next few nights is spectacular and special. The luxury safari tents at Ndhula Lodge are ideally situated and built on wooden decks and enjoy a breathtaking natural setting. An inviting open-air reception area adjoins a large, thatched-roof dining room where you can enjoy South African and international cuisine with beautiful views over the valley. Todays journey is long but packed full of rewards as you travel through a variety of landscapes and take in spectacular views. B,D
Day 13 Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park is home to the Big Five - lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino. Today we'll take in the sights on a full-day game drive, which also includes a breakfast picnic. You'll travel in an open safari vehicle with an expert guide who will talk to other drivers and track down the best wildlife sightings - it's a wonderful way to experience the African wilderness.
We will return later this afternoon and the rest of the day is yours to do as you please. B,D
Day 14 Kruger National Park - at Leisure
You could relax and enjoy the facilities at the lodge, or head out on an optional game drive and continue your search for wildlife. With a range of morning or full day game drives on offer, there's plenty of choice. Why not head out in the morning and then spend the afternoon by the pool? We also offer an optional visit to Chimp Eden, a chimpanzee sanctuary which is home to chimps that have been misplaced from their natural habitats in Africa. B,D
Day 15 Kruger and Panorama Route
Start your day with a drive along the breathtaking Panorama Route, which winds its way through some of South Africa's most beautiful scenery. The rainforest at God's Window, Bourke's Luck Potholes and the Three Rondavels, are some of the highlights. We're also going to take an unforgettable journey on the Graskop Gorge Lift, which travels 51 metres down the face of the gorge and into the forest below. Here, a trail of wooden walkways and suspension bridges carves its way through the forest and interactive exhibits tell us more about the flora and fauna.
Tonight, if the weather is on our side, get to know one of South African's oldest traditions for dinner - the Boma. The lodge proudly features this amazing outdoor dinner facility in the traditional South African shape – round and protective like a traditional African village with a centralised fire place for ambiance and winter warmth and a chef's station that prepares those famous African barbecue meals. B,D
Day 16 Kruger/UK
Today we will transfer you to Johannesburg for your early-evening flight to the UK. B
Day 17 UK
You'll arrive in the UK today. Upon arrival, your Travelsphere Private Chauffeur Service will be waiting for the journey home.
Meals. B - Breakfast. L - Lunch. D - Dinner
Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional experiences to your holiday before you set off. Take a look below at the extra trips you can enjoy on this tour.
Cape Town Township Tour. From £40
Join us for a unique experience travelling through the three South Africa’s – The birth, where it all started, Apartheid South Africa, what happened then – the New South Africa, what is different since Nelson Mandela was released from prison. The tour affords the opportunity to interact, mingle and exchange cultural values with the local community.
Half day – Moderate Walking – Cultural Must Do
Kruger National Park Morning game drive. From £95
Take the opportunity to wake up early to enjoy this mornings game drive in Kruger National Park, South Africa’s oldest and most famous game park to experience the thrill and excitement of the sights and sounds of this wonderful park. Whilst in the African bush you will be taken on an incredible journey and you will learn about the diverse African wilderness and go in search of wildlife including the “Big Five”. Breakfast boxes will be provided for you to eat enroute. (morning game drive - approx 4 hours).Price includes transfers from/to the Kruger and park conservation fees. Morning Excursion - Highly Recommended.
Please note: this excursion cannot be combined with the full day game drive or the Chimp Eden Excursion.
Kruger National Park Full day game drive. From £115
Spend a day with a qualified guide in the African bush learning about the diverse African wilderness and in search of the wildlife including the “Big Five”. Experience a breath-taking experience in the wonderful Kruger National Park. Your game drive starts early in the morning as you make your way to one of the camps in Kruger while enjoying the diversity of wildlife the Kruger has on offer. You travel in open safari vehicles. Your guides are fully qualified and their knowledge will enhance the experience! Lunchtime gives you the chance to stretch your legs and enjoy the splendour of this magnificent place! Price includes transfers from/to the Kruger and park conservation fees. Full day – Minimal walking – An opportunity not to be missed!
Please note: this excursion cannot be combined with the Jane Goodall Institute Chimp Eden
Nelspruit The Jane Goodall Institute: Chimp Eden. From £70
The goal of the chimpanzee sanctuary is to rescue chimpanzees that have survived the bush meat trade, been orphaned, traded in the illegal pet market, or rescued from being traumatised for entertainment in circuses, beach resorts and night clubs.