• SOUTH AFRICAN SAFARI

    28 days from£3,995 PP
    Join our Tour Escorts on a journey to where the wild things are, on our spectacular tour of the Rainbow Nation.
    Starting in Cape Town you’ll visit the summit of Table Mountain before journeying along the famous Garden Route, stopping at a wolf sanctuary and entering Addo Elephant Park which is home to elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo, leopard, southern right whale and the great white shark.

    You’ll have time to make the most of these magnificent creatures and observe them in their natural habitat as there are plenty of opportunities along the route as you pass through many National Parks.

    Spend the night in a beehive hut and experience the Zulu way of life at Shakaland.

    Enjoy an evening safari in Kruger National Park. Visit Bourke’s Luck Potholes, God’s Window, the Graskop waterfalls and more before ending your tour in Johannesburg.


    This tour has some long drives and/or sometimes the roads will not be well maintained. A number of the activities on this tour require some walking and/or physical exertion. 

    TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

    • Guided coach tour of Cape Town, including Table Mountain (weather permitting) and the Victoria and Alfred waterfront
    • The Garden Route along the Cape Coast
    • Overnight in a beehive hut in the Zulu resort of Shakaland
    • Half-day escorted British battlefields tour
    • Three nights in the Kruger National Park, including evening safari – your chance to tick off the Big Five!
    • Welcome and farewell meals

    28 DAY ESCORTED TOUR

    DAYS 1 - 3: CAPE TOWN


    DAY 1

    Depart London to Cape Town.


    DAYS 2 - 3

    Arrive Cape Town where you will meet your Tour Escorts and transfer to a central Cape Town hotel, where you will enjoy a welcome meal in the company of your fellow travellers.

    Full day guided coach excursion to Cape Town including the summit of Table Mountain (weather permitting), the Castle of Good Hope, the Grootte Kerk, St Georges Cathedral and Greenmarket Square. 2 nights Cape Town Hotel.

    DAYS 4 - 6: MELKBOSSTRAND, KLEINMOND AND SWELLENDAM


    DAY 4

    Transfer to the motorhome depot where a representative of the company will demonstrate your vehicle. An easy drive (15 miles) to the first campsite will allow you to stock up on supplies. Overnight Melkbosstrand campsite.


    DAY 5

    Travel to Kleinmond (85 miles), the whale watching capital of South Africa. Overnight Kleinmond campsite.


    DAY 6

    Drive to Swellendam (95 miles) – pick up some of South Africa’s finest wines enroute. Overnight Swellendam campsite.

    DAYS 7 - 10: TSITSIKAMMA AND ADDO ELEPHANT PARK

    DAY 7

    Head back to the coast and enjoy Tsitsikamma (229 miles), with the local wildlife including the African wild dog, the wolf and the black backed jackal at the wolf sanctuary. Overnight Tsitsikamma campsite.

    DAY 8

    Free time to explore the Tsitsikamma area – enjoy the dolphins swimming off the coast. Overnight Tsitsikamma campsite.

    DAY 9

    Continuing along the Garden Route we enter Addo Elephant Park (156 miles), with one of Africa’s densest elephant populations and home to the unique flightless dung beetle. The park boasts the “Big Seven” (elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo, leopard, southern right whale and the great white shark). Explore the park – try parking at a watering hole and having lunch while observing the local wildlife. Overnight Addo campsite.

    DAY 10

    Free day to enjoy Addo Elephant Park where you can continue to marvel at the animals in their natural environment. Overnight Addo campsite

    DAYS 11 - 13: GARIEP DAM, LADYBRAND AND GOLDEN GATE NATIONAL PARK


    DAY 11

    Early start for the drive to the Gariep Dam Nature Reserve (276 miles), home to many species including the Cape Mountain Zebra. Overnight Gariep Dam campsite.


    DAY 12

    Another long day as we travel to Ladybrand (231 miles) in the Caledon Valley, with its rich Paleolithic history. Overnight Ladybrand campsite.


    DAY 13

    Drive to the Golden Gate National Park (106 miles). The park derives its name from the brilliant shades of gold cast by the sun on the park’s sandstone cliffs, especially the imposing Brandwag rock. Overnight Golden Gate campsite.

    DAYS 14 - 16: ROYAL NATAL NATIONAL PARK AND DUNDEE


    DAY 14

    Take the short journey to the Royal Natal National Park (74 miles), which contains some of the most spectacular scenery in South Africa. Revel in the beautiful scenery of the Drakensberg Mountains. Do not miss the Amphitheatre or the Tugela Falls. Overnight National Park campsite.


    DAY 15

    Travel to Dundee in the heart of KwaZulu Natal (107 miles). Overnight Dundee campsite.


    DAY 16

    Half day coach excursion with lunch and local guide who will point out the most interesting battlefields, including Rorke’s Drift. Overnight Dundee campsite.

    DAYS 17 - 20: ESHOWE, ST LUCIA, HLUHLUWE AND SWAZILAND 


    DAY 17

    Travel to Eshowe (133 miles) to experience the Zulu way of life at Shakaland. You will be treated to a Zulu meal and spend the night in a beehive hut. Overnight Shakaland.


    DAY 18

    Travel to the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park (86 miles). Overnight St Lucia campsite.


    DAY 19

    Drive to Hluhluwe (45 miles) and explore the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve along the way. Overnight Hluhluwe campsite.


    DAY 20

    Enter into Swaziland and travel to the Mlilwane Wildlife Park (169 miles) home to white rhino, sabie, buffalo, hippo and crocodile. Overnight Mlilwane campsite.

    DAYS 21 - 24: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AND BLYDEPOORT


    DAY 21

    Travel back into South Africa and Skukuza (138 miles) in the Kruger National Park. Look out for the big game on the way. Overnight Skukuza campsite.


    DAY 22

    Free day to explore Kruger – be back at the camp in time for the evening safari with local guides. Overnight Skukuza campsite.


    DAY 23

    Head north through the park to Satara (58 miles) – try parking up at a waterhole for lunch and let the animals come to you. Overnight Satara campsite.


    DAY 24

    Travel to Blydepoort (119 miles) – make a side trip to the Three Rondawels. Overnight Blydepoort campsite.

    DAYS 25 - 28: SABIE, PRETORIA, JOHANNESBURG AND RETURN TO THE UK.


    DAY 25

    A short drive to Sabie (56 miles) but with plenty to see on the way. Visit Bourke’s Luck Potholes, God’s Window, the Graskop waterfalls and the Sudwala Caves. Tonight we will have an evening farewell meal. Overnight Sabie campsite.


    DAY 26

    Drive to Pretoria via the Long Tom Pass, famous for battles between the Boers and the British (127 miles). Overnight Pretoria campsite.


    DAY 27

    Travel to Johannesburg (91 miles), return motorhomes and take the evening flight to London.


    DAY 28

    Arrive London. This ends the tour travel arrangements.

    What’s included

    • The services of experienced Tour Escorts
    • Return standard flights (London to Cape Town, returning Johannesburg to London)
    • All airport taxes
    • 24 days fully-equipped Discoverer 4 motorhome hire (includes GPS unlimited mileage) 
    • Two nights accommodation inc breakfast in a Cape Town hotel
    • Wild Card entrance fee to the National Parks (as listed in the itinerary)
    • Cape Town city tour
    • Evening safari drive in Kruger
    • Overnight accommodation and meal at Shakaland
    • Motorhome preparation and living kits
    • Vehicle insurance (includes nil excess and Collision Damage Waiver)
    • 22 nights site fees (includes electrical hook-up where available)
    • Coach transfers (as stated)
    • Welcome and farewell meals
    • Tour daybook and South Africa touring atlas
    Prices are per person based on two adults sharing a motorhome
    EXCLUSIONS
    • Personal insurance – please ask for a quote
    • Motorhome fuel or refills of propane gas
    • Meals and drinks (unless stated)
    • Excursions or entrance fees (other than those stated)
    • Road tolls
    • Visas for Swaziland (payable on the border, approx. £9 per person)
    • Personal expenditure, tips etc
    • Any single supplements, extra adult or child supplements – available on request