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Essence of South Africa

from

$6175

Days

10

Operated by Trafalgar
  • Itinerary
  • Details

Day 1

Arrive in Cape Town

South Africa's 'Mother City' and her iconic Table Mountain extend a warm welcome as you embark on a journey that will reveal the highlights of South Africa.

Day 1
View of Cape Town

Day 2

Explore the Beauty of Cape Town

This morning, we encounter Table Mountain first-hand, ascending via aerial cableway to its vast flat top. Peer over the bustling City Bowl and Atlantic Seaboard.

Day 2
Take the cable ride up to Table Mountain
Day 2
Marvel the landscapes from the cable ride
Day 2
Take in the beauty of the Atlantic Ocean

Explore Cape Town at leisure. Ramble up Bree Street to sample the city's vibrant coffee culture or take a stroll along the Sea Point promenade.

Day 2
Walk the promenade along the coast

Day 3

Cape Peninsula

Circumnavigate the Cape Peninsula, from the crashing waves of the Atlantic to your right to the rocky 12 Apostles to your left.

Day 3
Explore the 12 Apostles

Say a quiet hello to the shy penguins of Boulders Beach, see the Cape of Good Hope and travel through charming coastal towns along the way.

Day 3
Panorama of Boulder's Beach
Day 3
Meet a new friend!

Day 4

Travel to the Winelands

Venture to the town of Franschhoek, one of the most beautiful wine valleys in the world.

Day 4
Wine valley of Franschhoek
Day 4
Enjoy a glass of wine with a view!

Gain insights into the wine heritage of the De Waal family, who have been making wine in this valley since the early 18th century. Join a family member for wine tasting, then explore their beautiful 1791 Cape Dutch Manor House.

Day 4
Cape Dutch Manor House

Day 5

Fly to Kruger National Park

This morning you'll fly to Hoedspruit where a private game reserve near South Africa's great Kruger National Park beckons.

Day 6

Safari Rides through Karongwe Reserve

The action begins as we embark on an early morning game drive through Karongwe Private Reserve with a Local Specialist game ranger and Shangaan tracker-guide.

Day 6
Take a ride to spot some wildlife

The rising sun awakens the birds and insects that share your journey into the bush, as you scour the dense brush for signs of the Big 5.

Day 6
Rhinos, one of the Big 5

Day 7

Karongwe Reserve

Today enjoy another full day of game drives through Karongwe Private Reserve.

Day 7
Ride through the reserve

End the day with a traditional sundowner drink overlooking the Game Reserve, keeping your eyes peeled for signs of wildlife that emerge from their cover of darkness.

Day 7
Look out for wildlife in the night

Day 8

Fly to Johannesburg

Our time in the South African bushveld comes to a close with a 'Dive Into Culture' visit to a local Shangaan village.

Day 8
Traditional Xitsonga Dancing in the village

Fly to Johannesburg and check into one of Trafalgar's 'Stays with Stories' located in the restaurant and entertainment hub of Melrose Arch.

Day 8
Bustling city of Johannesburg

Day 9

Sightseeing Around Johannesburg

Unlock the secrets of the 'city of gold' on a full-day tour to view several iconic sites including the Regina Mundi Church and Mandela's house in Soweto. Visit to the Hector Pieterson Museum and the Apartheid Museum, which chronicles South Africa's tumultuous Apartheid years.

Day 10

Depart Johannesburg

Our epic encounter with South Africa's iconic sites comes to an end today. Transfer to Johannesburg International Airport for your onward flight.

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Essence Of South Africa

from

$6175

Days

10

Operated by Trafalgar
  • Itinerary
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Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive In Cape Town

South Africa's 'Mother City' and her iconic Table Mountain extend a warm welcome as you embark on a journey that will reveal the highlights of South Africa.

Day 1
View of Cape Town

Day 2

Explore The Beauty Of Cape Town

This morning, we encounter Table Mountain first-hand, ascending via aerial cableway to its vast flat top. Peer over the bustling City Bowl and Atlantic Seaboard.

Day 2
Take the cable ride up to Table Mountain
Day 2
Marvel the landscapes from the cable ride
Day 2
Take in the beauty of the Atlantic Ocean

Explore Cape Town at leisure. Ramble up Bree Street to sample the city's vibrant coffee culture or take a stroll along the Sea Point promenade.

Day 2
Walk the promenade along the coast

Day 3

Cape Peninsula

Circumnavigate the Cape Peninsula, from the crashing waves of the Atlantic to your right to the rocky 12 Apostles to your left.

Day 3
Explore the 12 Apostles

Say a quiet hello to the shy penguins of Boulders Beach, see the Cape of Good Hope and travel through charming coastal towns along the way.

Day 3
Panorama of Boulder's Beach
Day 3
Meet a new friend!

Day 4

Travel To The Winelands

Venture to the town of Franschhoek, one of the most beautiful wine valleys in the world.

Day 4
Wine valley of Franschhoek
Day 4
Enjoy a glass of wine with a view!

Gain insights into the wine heritage of the De Waal family, who have been making wine in this valley since the early 18th century. Join a family member for wine tasting, then explore their beautiful 1791 Cape Dutch Manor House.

Day 4
Cape Dutch Manor House

Day 5

Fly To Kruger National Park

This morning you'll fly to Hoedspruit where a private game reserve near South Africa's great Kruger National Park beckons.

Day 6

Safari Rides Through Karongwe Reserve

The action begins as we embark on an early morning game drive through Karongwe Private Reserve with a Local Specialist game ranger and Shangaan tracker-guide.

Day 6
Take a ride to spot some wildlife

The rising sun awakens the birds and insects that share your journey into the bush, as you scour the dense brush for signs of the Big 5.

Day 6
Rhinos, one of the Big 5

Day 7

Karongwe Reserve

Today enjoy another full day of game drives through Karongwe Private Reserve.

Day 7
Ride through the reserve

End the day with a traditional sundowner drink overlooking the Game Reserve, keeping your eyes peeled for signs of wildlife that emerge from their cover of darkness.

Day 7
Look out for wildlife in the night

Day 8

Fly To Johannesburg

Our time in the South African bushveld comes to a close with a 'Dive Into Culture' visit to a local Shangaan village.

Day 8
Traditional Xitsonga Dancing in the village

Fly to Johannesburg and check into one of Trafalgar's 'Stays with Stories' located in the restaurant and entertainment hub of Melrose Arch.

Day 8
Bustling city of Johannesburg

Day 9

Sightseeing Around Johannesburg

Unlock the secrets of the 'city of gold' on a full-day tour to view several iconic sites including the Regina Mundi Church and Mandela's house in Soweto. Visit to the Hector Pieterson Museum and the Apartheid Museum, which chronicles South Africa's tumultuous Apartheid years.

Day 10

Depart Johannesburg

Our epic encounter with South Africa's iconic sites comes to an end today. Transfer to Johannesburg International Airport for your onward flight.