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  • Unearth the beauty of South Africa on this self-drive tour, visiting Durban, Swaziland, Kruger Park and Johannesburg.
  • Suggested excursions include a cruise round St Lucia wildlife reserve, learning about local crafts in Swaziland and admiring the scenery of Blyde River Canyon.
  • You may choose to add a luxury stopover in Dubai at the 5* Park Regis Kris Kin, where you can enjoy a room upgrade and dining discounts.

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Your Destination

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 loved highlights, including the vibrant cities of Durban and Johannesburg, the remote landscapes of Swaziland and the awe inspiring wildlife at Kruger Park.

Your Itinerary

DAY 1 : ARRIVAL IN  DURBAN  
Breakfast on the plane.
Arrive at Durban airport.

On arrival, meet with our English speaking correspondent who will give you your travel documents and assist you with the pick-up of your rental vehicle.

Suggested excursions
Visit of Durban, city with Indian influences. Panoramic tour of Durban: You will see, the seafront or Golden Mile, the Town Hall and the city center, the Indian market (closed Saturday from 15:00 and Sunday and closed holidays) and the port. The city is a mesmerizing mix of ancient Eastern, Western and African traditions. Sophisticated skyscrapers and shopping malls sit side by side with mosques, temples and shops selling exotic Indian products.

Lunches and dinners not included.
Installation at your Guest House or similar.

DAY 2 :  DURBAN  –  HLUHLUWE   
Breakfast

Departure in the heart of Zululand; Mostly populated by Zulus, this territory allows to become familiar with their culture and their traditions. Originally, Zulu ("paradise") was the name of a chief, whose descendants were called Abakwazulu, the people of Zulu. Zululand is above all a region of beautiful green hills.

Suggested excursions
Cruise in St Lucia –
Departure for the reserve of Saint Lucia, you will embark on a boat to make a walk on the wildlife reserve of Saint Lucia, which includes the lake of the same name and a sinuous estuary that leads to the sea. You will have the opportunity to observe crocodiles and hippopotamuses, which multiply without restraint since they are protected.

Lunch not included
At the end of the day, check in at your lodge

Dinner and overnight hotel stay included.

DAY 3 : HLUHLUWE – SWAZILAND
Early wake up

Suggested excursions
4x4 safari -
Departure for your 4x4 safari in the reserve. The Reserve is home to many species of animals: the shy Nyala, giraffes, zebras, blue zebu, impala, etc. as well as elephants, white rhinos, buffaloes, leopards, cheetahs, hippos and countless birds.

Back to the lodge for breakfast

Road to Swaziland, a small enclave kingdom in South African territory. The Swazi people live there with respect for tradition, trusting in their good fortune.

You will cross the border and cross a region of plains and mountains and you will continue by the "happy valley", name given to the area south of Mbabane, towards Manzini.

Suggested excursion
Visit of a traditional factory of candles. Observe the art of the craftsman.

Lunch and dinner not included

Check into your hotel for an overnight stay.

DAY 4 : SWAZILAND – KRUGER REGION
Breakfast.

Suggested excursion
Visit along the way of a glassware workshop.
Visit the Swazi village of Matsamo [or similar] where you can taste local dishes.

Opportunity to discover in this village "Matsamo" customs and language "Swazi" which has a strong influence "Sotho". The passion with which this community will pass on their indigenous knowledge and practices will not leave you indifferent. This is a good example of solidarity shown by this community full of energy and cultural knowledge ...

Return to South Africa and continue to Kruger Park.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner not included.

Check into the Rest Camp for two nights - room only.

DAY 5:  KRUGER
Breakfast not included

Suggested excursion
Safari day in Kruger Park (at liberty).
It is the largest animal reserve in the country. The park brings together nearly 150 species of mammals, more than 500 birds and more than 100 reptiles, where naturally appear the "Big Five" but also zebras, giraffes, crocodiles ... Wild frame intact and tracks in perfect condition guarantee the comfort of discovery. It only remains to roll slowly and be attentive to rustling leaves.

Safari aboard your vehicle in the park to discover African wildlife. You will find the largest variety of animals gathered on the African territory ... 450 species of rare birds share a virgin nature with impala, buffaloes, zebras, elephants, giraffes, hippopotamuses, lions, leopards .

Lunch and dinner not included
Back to camp.

DAY 6: KRUGER - BLYDE RIVER CANYON
Breakfast not included

Suggested excursions
Departure to discover this beautiful region that is the Drakensberg. You will travel the roads through rugged landscapes and stop to admire the many sites. You will see the "God's Window" which offers a magnificent panorama of the whole valley and the surrounding mountains.

Then, you will reach the most spectacular point of the course when arriving at Blyde River Canyon. In fact 800 meters below, the Blyde River forces its bed through the rock formations. The canyon is superbly dominated by three peaks imitating towers, nicknamed the '' three rondavels ''.

Continuation to Pilgrim's Rest - Visit this city-museum whose wooden houses of the only street, restored, date from the time of the searchers of gold at the end of the XIXth century.

PILGRIM’S REST : visit of this city-museum whose wooden houses of the only restored street, date from the time of the discovery of the gold at the end of the XIXth century.

Lunch and dinner not included
Check in to the hotel in double standard rooms.

DAY 7: BLYDE RIVER CANYON – PRETORIA – SOWETO - JOHANNESBURG
Breakfast at the hotel.

Suggested excursions
Road to Pretoria. Short panoramic tour of the city of Pretoria; although being the administrative capital of the country, Pretoria is a small provincial town.

In spring, the city is drowned under a bloom of jacarandas.

You will discover among other things the Church Square, the historic center of the city, the Union Building, where took place on May 10, 1994 the inauguration ceremony of President Nelson Mandela. It is the government seat of Greek architecture overlooking the city, with beautiful gardens and the Voortrekker Monument, a Boer War memorial.

Continuation for SOWETO
Panoramic tour of the township of SOWETO, home to more than 4 million people.
One can see the house of Desmond Tutu and visit local black communities.

Lunch and dinner not included
Check into the hotel in double standard rooms.

DAY 8: JOHANNESBURG  - DEPARTURE
Breakfast at the hotel.

Suggested excursion
Great Market Tour

Lunch not included.

Flight back to the UK.
Overnight and meals on board.

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- Any children below 18 years old must provide a birth certificate (fully translated in English by a certified translator if necessary).
- Any European travelers must have a passport valid 6 months after the return date.
- Children below 6 years old are not allowed on Safaris

Your Hotels

You may choose from Standard or Deluxe Hotels throughout South Africa.

Your stay will be in a Standard Room. Meals as per itinerary.

If the hotels below are not available, you will be accommodated in ones of a similar standard.

All rooms sleep up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults
+
1 Child

Please note: the bed for the 3rd guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed.

Standard options:
Durban: 1 night at Benjamin Boutique (Standard Room)  
      
Hluhluwe Region: 1 night at Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge (Standard Room or Tent) 

Swaziland: 1 night at Foresters Arms Hotel (Standard Room)

Kruger Park: 2 nights at Skukuza Rest Camp (Standard Room)

Blyde River Canyon: 1 night at Royal Hotel (Standard Room)

Johannesburg: 1 night at Ginnegaap Guest House (Standard Room) *pictured above*
Deluxe options:
Durban : 1 night at The Oysterbox Boutique (Classic Room)     
     
Hluhluwe Region: 1 night at Phinda Game Reserve -Mountain Lodge (Suite)

Swaziland: 1 night at Summerfields Resort (Luxury Suite)

Kruger Park: 2 nights at Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge (Luxury Suite)

White River: 1 night at Oliver’s Lodge (Luxury Room)

Johannesburg: 1 night at Fairlawns (Deluxe Suite) *pictured above*

Optional Dubai Stopover

You may choose to add a 3, 4 or 5 night stay at the at the Park Regis Kris Kin Dubai 5*, prior to your South Africa Tour.

Just for you:
- A free upgrade to a Deluxe Room with daily breakfast
- 20% discount on food and drink
(not applicable if you upgrade to Full Board dining)
- A welcome drink upon arrival
(non-alcoholic)

Optional Extras:
- Upgrade to Half Board dining (Breakfast and dinner in the main restaurant, excluding drinks.)
- Upgrade to Full Board dining (Breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main restaurant, excluding drinks.)
- Burj Khalifa Tickets
- Desert Safari in a 4x4 vehicle


Trip advisorThis hotel won the Certificate of Excellence from the world's leading review website, which honours hotels & accommodations that consistently demonstrate a commitment to hospitality excellence.

In the heart of Bur Dubai, Park Regis Kris Kin offers tourists the perfect base to explore historic buildings, museums and shopping – including the famous Burjuman Shopping Centre.

The 390 guest rooms are very spacious, and those on higher floors offer an amazing city view. The rooftop pool is one of the highlights of this hotel and not to be missed - watch the sunset over this energetic city as you sip a cocktail, before heading to the 19th floor restaurant for more amazing views and incredible Asian fusion cuisine.

If you fancy some pampering to rejuvenate you after your time in the sun, head to the hair and beauty salon, or work up a sweat using the sports facilities on offer.

Deluxe Room

Deluxe Rooms are located on the 11th to the 16th floors and are furnished in a modern style with soft earth colours. These 38 - 41 sqm rooms feature a queen size bed or twin single beds, a seating area and work desk.

They are all equipped with a TV, Wi-Fi internet access, a safe and a minibar.

Your Journey

Flights: 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.

Transfers in Dubai (if choosing the extension) - May be added for an additional fee.

Car Hire: Car hire is included in South Africa.

Jan
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Feb
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Mar
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Apr
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May
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Jun
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Jul
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Aug
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Sep
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Oct
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Nov
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Dec
min : 21°C max : 25°C

Travel Advice

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

Please note that the advice can change and consumers should continue to check it until they travel.

What's Included?

  • Accommodation mentioned on the Standard or Deluxe programme or similar
  • All meals mentioned in the programme
  • Air-conditioned vehicle with insurance
  • Taxes (14% to date, might be subject to change)

Not Included

  • All suggested visits / excursions or entries
  • Meals not mentioned
  • All drinks
  • Fuel, tolls, fees and abandonment fees
  • Personal expenditure
  • International flights / Domestic flights / Visas
  • Personal insurance, repatriation, baggage loss, theft

Car Hire

Please note you cannot be guaranteed a specific make of car within a certain group.

The minimum age for driving a hire car in South Africa is 21.

An international driving license must be provided. A credit card will be required for the safety deposit – deposit paid back at the end of the rental period.

The lead name on the booking will be confirmed as the named driver.  The named driver must present a credit card in their name when collecting the car (credit cards in other names will not be accepted).

Please ensure that you check your car hire documents carefully once received as this will advise if there are any taxes/charges to be paid locally as well as potential mileage restrictions.

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.

Travel Documents

Flight Inclusive Offers
You will receive an email confirming your booking within the next 48 hours.
Please check all details on this confirmation are correct.  If there are any discrepancies, please notify us as soon as possible.

The airline is ticketless and therefore, you will not receive any hard copy documents.  You will however, receive an email from us detailing your flight information and reference number to enable you to manage your booking online via the airline website.

You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

Please do make sure that you either add Voyage Privé to your Safe Senders list or check your Junk mail regularly for your travel documents.

We will send all documents out as early as possible (subject to full payment being received) but you should receive all your documentation at least 10 days prior to departure.

If by any chance you have not received all the above by this time, please contact us at customer.relations@voyageprive.com

Accommodation Only
You will receive an email confirming your booking within the next 48 hours.

Please check all details on this confirmation are correct.  If there are any discrepancies, please notify us as soon as possible.

You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

Important Information

Please note that 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.

Please note: 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

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