Wonders of South Africa 5* Self-Drive Tour - Cape Town - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Discover the majestic beauty of South Africa and seek out its fascinating wildlife on this thrilling self-driven tour.
  • Unearth South Africa's wildest inhabitants at Kruger Park and stay on a private reserve at the lovely Bongani Mountain Lodge, embarking on daily safaris and enjoying the adventure of a lifetime!
  • Our members will stay in fabulous 5* accomodation throughout the tour.

Your Itinerary In Brief

South Africa is an amazing country offering a remarkable diversity of sights and attractions, from beautiful beaches to exotic wildlife, soaring mountains and sprawling vineyards producing world-class wine. On this self-drive tour, you will encounter some of the country's most beloved highlights, including the vibrant city of Cape Town, the kingdom of Zwaziland and an incredible opportunity to visit Kruger Park

 

During their tour, our members will follow the itinerary as seen below. 

 

9 nights

Day 1: Arrival in Cape Town

Day 2: Cape Town – The Cape of Good Hope Peninsula

Day 3: Cape Town – The Wine Road

Day 4: Cape Town – Durban

Day 5: Durban – Hluhluwe 

Day 6: Hluhluwe – Swaziland

Day 7: Swaziland – Kruger Park

Day 8: Kruger Park

Day 9: Kruger Park – The Blyde Region

Day 10: The Blyde Region – Johannesburg – Departure

Your Itinerary

Day 1 - 3: Cape Town - The Cape of Good Hope Peninsula - Wine Road

Day 1: Arrive in Cape Town 

Arrive in Cape Town and pick up your rental car. Head out on the road to the city of Cape Town.

Cape Town owes its fame to its exceptional landscape between the bay and the mountain - Cape Town or Kaapstad is one of the most geographically isolated metropolises in the world. Dominated by a mountain with flat tops and vertiginous slopes, it surrounds itself with a beautiful mountainous landscape, vineyards and beaches. It was the Portuguese who first passed off the Cape of Good Hope in 1487. It was only in the 16th century that the English and Dutch understood the importance of establishing a colony to allow ships en route to India to refuel.

Our Excursion Suggestions:

  • The company'sgardens, these gardens succeeded the orchard that Jan Van Riebeeck had planted to feed the crews of the dutch East India Company's ships.
  • The parliament, seat of government for 6 months, alternating with the capital PRETORIA
  • Tuynhuys, official residence of the Presidents of the Republic
  • StGeorge's Cathedral , Diocese of the Nobel Peace Prize, Monsignor Desmond TUTU
  • Castle Of Good Hope, a fort with impressive walls dating back to 1697
  • The City Hall, Italian Renaissance-style town hall
  • The Bo Kaap, or Malay neighborhood with colorful houses. 
  • Ascent of Table Mountain  to admire the view of the city and the bay.

The day is free for you to discover Cape Town with no meals included. Overnight in Cape Town.

 

Day 2: Cape Town - The Cape of Good Hope Peninsula (Breakfast Included)

Enjoy breakfast followed by a day at leisure for you to make the most of the area. 

Our Excursion Suggestions:

Day on the Cape Peninsula
 
Departure for the Coastal Road, the Atlantic, Beach Road Sea Point, Bantry Bay and the beautiful Camps Bay Beach. Stop at Hout Bay, a picturesque village renowned for its fishing port, then depart for a sea excursion to  Duiker Island, a sanctuary for seals and birds.

Continue to the southwestern tip of South Africa that appears to split the waters between the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean. A mythical place for explorers, it was for the first time defeated in the 15th century by the legendary Vasco da Gama. Today, Cape of Good Hope is part of the Cape Point Peninsula, which brings together a wide slee of coastal land in a superb nature reserve.Crossing the reserve, you may discover lots of wildlife. Stop at Boulder's Beach, the sanctuary of African penguins. Overnight in Cape Town.

 

Day 3: Cape Town - Wine Road (Breakfast Included)

Following breakfast, enjoy a free day to explore at your leisure.

Our Excursion Suggestions:


Departure to the Wine Route, a region of famous South African vineyards where towering mountains dominate fertile valleys where wonderful properties and mansions steeped in the Dutch architecture of Cape Town are nestled. Take the road to Paarl, a sprawling town is the ideal starting point for many hikes in the Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve.

Continuation to Franschhoek, where the French Huguenots and Dutch settlers began growing vines in the 17th century, before visiting Stellenbosch. We recommend you stop for wine tastings in the winery in the region (not included). Overnight in Cape Town.

Day 4: Cape Town - Durban

Day 4: Cape Town - Durban (Breakfast Included)

After breakfast, return your rental vehicle to Cape Town Airport. Check in for your flight to Durban. (20kg luggage per person/Economy Class). Arrive at Durban airport and find your new rental car. Free time to enjoy your evening. Overnight in Durban.

Our Excursion Suggestions:

Visit Durban, capital of the Natal region. A city with a subtropical climate, it remains a seaside resort renowned for South Africans. Durban is also the first city in Kwazulu Natal province and South Africa's third largest city after Johannesburg and Cape Town. During this city tour you will discover, the waterfront called Golden Mile, a kind of South African "Miami Beach", the Indian market and the botanical gardens. 

Discovery of the Juma Mosque,nestled in the Indian quarter, a remarkable construction famous for being the largest mosque in the Southern Hemisphere. Enter the heart of the Indian Quarter to enjoy the atmosphere of the community. Overnight in Durban.

Day 5 - 6: Durban - Hluhluwe - Swaziland

Day 5: Durban - Hluhluwe (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included)

Enjoy breakfast before heading to Maputaland, a large region of sugar cane fields and plantations of eucalyptus and fir trees. All the lands of Maputaland are under the tutelage of "King Zulu". The Zulus arrived in this region in the early 17th century. They planted grain that they had brought with them, and lived from hunting, which was brought to them by Portuguese traders. Elephants were very common in this region during the time of the "Nguni" people. For the Zulus, the elephant is "Ndlovu" or sacred.

Our Excursion Suggestions:

Road to the Santa Lucia Wetlands Natural Park,a green paradise spread over 80 km. The Park alone comprises five interdependent ecosystems with a real national protection interest. The territory of Santa Lucia Wetlands also meets the criteria for the selection of UNESCO World Heritage sites.


Continue to the natural lagoon of Santa Lucia and board your flat-bottomed boat for an aquatic safari to meet crocodiles, hippos and other wader birds. During your 2-hour safari your ranger will explain the peculiarities of the biodiversity of the lagoon, the translation will be provided by your local English-speaking guide. Dinner and overnight in Hluhluwe.

 

Day 6: Hluhluwe - Swaziland (Breakfast & Dinner Included)

Depart for your early 4x4 safari in the reserve, before enjoying breakfast at your hotel. Then head to Swaziland, a small independent kingdom. The current King H.M. KING MSWATI III was crowned in April 1986.

Swaziland owes its picturesque character to the protection of its traditions, habitats, ceremonies and political institutions. The language of the country is Siswati. This is traditional Africa. Most of the inhabitants will still consult the "Inyanga", the sorcerer healer, or the "Sangoma", the traditional healer. Lunch is at your leisure.

Our Excursion Suggestions:

Visit the many markets and craft shops, as well as Swaziland's national parks such as the Mlilwane Reserve  where you can enjoy the scenery during a mountain bike ride or a walk with a specialist guide.

Visit the Mantenga Cultural Village to discover the customs and language "Swazi" which has a strong "Sotho" influence. The passion of the community is admirable and a fine example of solidarity. Dinner and overnight in Swaziland.

Day 7-8: Swaziland- Kruger National Park

Day 7: Swaziland - Kruger National Park (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included)

Enjoy breakfast before departing for Hazyview. Arrival at the Park, created in 1898 by President Kruger.  The Kruger Park is 350 km long and 60 km wide, i.e. 20,000 km² and is the largest animal reserve in the country. The park gathers nearly 150 species of mammals, more than 500 birds and 100 reptiles, including the famous "Big Five" (Buffalo, Rhino, Elephants, Lions & Leopards) as well as zebras, giraffes and crocodiles. Lunch will depend on arrival time, before heading out on a 4x4 safari in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Kruger National Park.

Our Excursion Suggestions: These will need to be booked and confirmed before departure

Interaction with elephants

Experience the fascinating experience of getting close to these magnificent creatures. This activity offers you the opportunity to pet the elephants, greet them and offer them delicacies. Experienced healers will share their passion for the fascinating pachyderm. Duration: 1 hour / Start time: 9am, 12pm and 4pm/ minimum age: 4 years.

Please note: Kruger National Park entry is not included - price to date: ZAR  440 per person per day.

 

Day 8: Kruger National Park (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Included)

Enjoy a day of full board dining and lodge activities.

Day 9 - 10: Kruger National Park - The Blyde Region - Johannesburg - Departure

Day 9: Kruger National Park - The Blyde Region (Breakfast Included)

After breakfast depart towards the region of the Blyde River Canyon. 

Our Excursion Suggestions:

Visit the 20 km long Blyde River Canyon. On the road, discover the Giant Marmites (Bourkes Luke Potholes), the 3 huts (Three Rondavels) and God's Windows. There's also some good hikes to explore here. Guests can have lunch at Pilgrim's Rest and explore the village, before exploring the largest man-made forest estate, including splendid waterfalls. Finally, discover the incredible caves of Sudwala via the Long Tom Pass. Lunch and dinner at your pleasure. Overnight in The Blyde Region.

 

Day 10: The Blyde Region - Johannesburg - Departure (Breakfast Included)

Enjoy breakfast before leaving for Johannesburg. Return your rental vehicle at the Or Tambo Johannesberg Airport, before checking in to catch your flight home.

Note: The vehicle is rented in 24-hour increments. The vehicle must therefore be returned before the time when customers took care of it in Durban.

Your Tour Hotels

5* Hotels

Maximum room capacity

For this trip to South Africa, you will be staying in 5* accomodation. At each stage you will put your suitcases in a Standard Double Room with meals included as per itinerary.

 

Luxe 5* Category Hotels:

Cape Town – The Clarendon Bantry Bay 5* or similiar

Durban – Oyster Box Hotel 5* or similiar

Hluhluwe – Phinta Mountain Lodge or similiar

Swaziland – Royal Swazi hotel or similiar

Kruger Park Region – Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge or similiar

White River – Olivers Restaurant and Lodge or similiar

Your Board Basis

Throughout the Wonders of South Africa Tour, you will enjoy a meal plan according to the program including breakfasts, 3 lunches (excluding drinks) and 3 dinners (excluding drinks). 

Your Included Services

Car Rental from Cape Town to Durban

Your Included Services

For the freedom to explore your destination at your own pace, car hire is included from Cape Town to Durban.

Rental vehicle, category c Toyota Corolla or similiar, as per program includes: unlimited mileage, insurance, contract fees, abandonment fees.

Your Journey

Flights:

You may choose from Economy or Premium class flights on sectors that they operate, at the next stage of the booking process.

 

The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ. 

Your Destination

Your Destination

Cape Town is renowned for being one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Situated at the base of Table Mountain, it is the capital city of the Western Cape. Whether you are looking for history, natural beauty or a cosmopolitan lifestyle, the 'Mother City' has it all. There is such a diversity of attractions and activities you will not be disappointed with your city experience. 

 

Offering fantastic views of the city, Table Mountain dominates the skyline. For natural surroundings there are gardens, beaches and vineyards all close by. Cape Town is steeped in history and many of the museums and monuments have much to tell. For a cosmopolitan and lively experience, visit the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront with a wide variety of shops, restaurants and craft markets.

In More Detail

Please find practical information about your trip
This tour is not accessible to people with reduced mobility.

Pets are not allowed.
Our price doesn’t include any additional taxes, which may be payable locally.

 

Please Note:

Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.

Schedules and prices are subject to change.

If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team.

Room Information: the bed for the 3rd/4th guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed.

Restaurant Information: some dining outlets/menu items and premium, branded and international drinks may not be included and may incur a surcharge payable locally. Meals, snacks and drinks may be available at selected times only.

 

Good to Know: 

Avoid iced drinks in street restaurants/stalls and tap water

Do not leave valuables objects (jewellery, iPad, laptop, mobile phones ...) and money in the car. It's better to take them with you whenever you get out of your vehicle.

What's included on the Wonders of South Africa Tour:

  • 9-night stay in 5* hotels as per the itinerary
  • Standard Double Room
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flight from Cape Town to Durban in Economy Class
  • Rental vehicle as per the itinerary (category c car Toyota Carolla manual or similiar, including unlimited mileage, insurance, contract fees & abondoment fees Johannesburg - Durban)
  • 15% Taxes

 

Not Included:

  • Tips for the guides, bus driver and rangers (usually between £1-2 per person per day)
  • Car rental extras (estimated prices, per rental): approx. ZAR 495 per additional driver per rental / petrol / child seat
  • Airport taxes
  • visas
  • International flights
  • Luggage port airports / hotels
  • Suggested excursions
  • Entrances fees to the park (Park Kruger : R440 PP / per day)
  • Personal expenses 
  • Insurance
  • All services not mentioned
  • Any necessary visas, vaccinations, or administrative procedures

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy is not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.

 

Please note that due to the current situation, any information mentioned is subject to change or adaptation.

We strongly recommend that you contact the hotel three days before your departure to keep you informed of the latest changes and information.

You can also refer to our FAQ section to find more information on the development of the situation.

We suggest that you keep informed of the latest regulations in force:

 In the UK via the corresponding link: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

Car Hire:

Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information please click here. 

Please note that the advice can change, and you should continue to check all advice until you travel. 


Entry Requirements 

You must ensure you have a valid passport to travel on. 

If your passport describes you as a British Citizen, you do not need a visa to enter South Africa. For non-British citizens, you should check the current entry requirements on the website of the Foreign Ministry and if necessary, confirm with the South African High Commission. 


Health
 

For information about important health advice and any vaccinations required please visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice and https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries

As of 15th March 2018 Plasmodium falciparum malaria has been reported in 2 UK residents, who had recently returned from the Waterberg region. Further information is available from the National Travel Health Network and Centre

If vaccinations or other preventive measures are required, you will need to visit your health professional at least 8 weeks before your trip. In the event that you are referred to a medical facility for treatment, you should contact your insurance/medical assistance company immediately. 

Please note that passport, visa and health requirements can change. It is every traveller’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport, any required visas, and all the necessary vaccinations/health requirements as well as adequate insurance.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Please note: Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the UK Government is currently requesting that all travellers returning to the UK, (with exceptions), must provide their journey and contact details up to 48 hours before arrival, and self-isolate at home for 14 days. These restrictions will be reviewed every three weeks. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) currently advises British nationals against all but essential international travel, and this advice is also being kept under constant review.

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

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