8-Night Self-Drive Tour in South Africa - Johannesburg - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Exploring many South Africa's facets from your rental car.
  • Beginning your adventure in the vibrant city of Johannesburg before discovering the small farming town of Hazyview.
  • Observing majestic animals in the Kruger Park for unforgettable moments.

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Your Itinerary in Brief

Our offer: 

8-Night Tour 

Day 1: arrival in Johannesburg

Day 2: Johannesburg - Hazyview

Day 3-4: Hazyview

Day 5: Hazyview - Komatipoort

Day 6-7: Kruger National Park

Day 8: Johannesburg

Day 9: departure from Johannesburg

Your Itinerary in Detail

Day 1-4

Day 1: Upon arrival, you will be met by a representative from Sense of Africa who will assist you in collecting your rental vehicle. With the directions provided, drive to Hyatt House in Johannesburg (approx. 40 minutes).

 

Then you can head off and explore, Johannesburg. Informally known as Jozi, Joburg, or "The City of Gold", it is the largest city in South Africa!

 

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Day 2: After breakfast, depart to Sabi River Sun in Hazyview (approx. 5 hours). Drive via the scenic village of Dullstroom where you can stop for a light meal or a cup of coffee. Situated in South Africa’s beautiful Mpumalanga Province, the quaint village of Dullstroom is known for its excellent fishing opportunities and fresh country air. Aptly named, Dullstroom (‘stroom’ meaning stream) enjoys an abundance of water, marking the beginning of the Crocodile River and home to other major tributaries.

 

Surrounded by subtropical fruit orchards, Hazyview is a small farming town and a gateway to the southern part of the Kruger National Park and the Panorama Escarpment. The town and its spectacularly scenic surroundings, serve as a popular adventure capital with a remarkable array of exhilarating outdoor activities on offer to suit all ages, tastes and fitness levels. Hazyview has something for just about everyone!

 

Meals included: Dinner, Breakfast

 

Day 3: After an early morning breakfast, you can discover this beautiful part of the world with the optional Panorama Tour to discover Blyderiver Canyon, which is 60 km long and is the third-largest canyon in the world.

 

Meals included: Dinner, Breakfast

 

Day 4: After breakfast, you can discover the forest floor with The Graskop Gorge Lift Co. with the option. The gorge is centrally located on the Panorama Route and is an ideal stop over point, whether it be for the view, the forest or beautiful walks on the forest floor, the food or the various adventure activities.

 

Meals included: Dinner, Breakfast

Day 5-9

Day 5: After breakfast, depart to Komati River Chalets in Komatipoort (approx. 2 hours and 30 minutes) Malalane is a farming town in Mpumalanga, South Africa situated on the N4 national highway.  It is situated approximately 40 minutes from Komatipoort. The farms in the region produce sugarcane, subtropical fruit and winter vegetables. The town was proclaimed in 1949 after which it was named. The origin of the name is disputed but was corrupted from the swazi. Either the expression "eMlalani" which means place of the palms, or the expression "lala" which means to sleep is accepted origins of the name. The town started as the first rest-stop between Lourenço Marques and Pretoria. As of July 2007 the town was officially renamed from "Malelane" to "Malalane" as part of the governments renaming scheme by the South African Geographical Names Council.

 

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

 

Day 6: Why not choose the optional game drive in Kruger National Park? During the day, you will use less than 10% of the 2 294 km of roads open to the public in the Park. All roads lead to somewhere interesting and offer you the chance to enjoy the diversity of wildlife the Kruger has on offer!

 

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Day 7: On this day, you can opt the tour of Swaziland to explore the ‘Kingdom of eSwatini’ still referred to as Swaziland. This tiny landlocked nation boasts a rich historical and cultural heritage and is Africa's last remaining absolute monarchy. Swaziland encompasses a diverse array of ecosystems featuring towering mountains and low-lying savannahs, tangled rainforests and lush river valleys. 

 

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Day 8:  After breakfast depart back to Johannesburg (approx. 5 hours). En-route to Johannesburg you can stop at Millys, a Farm Stall and Restaurant serving an array of meals and well known for their famous trout pies.

 

Meals included: Breakfast

 

Day 9: Your tour has come to an end... After breakfast, depart to OR Tambo International Airport where you return your rental vehicle and catch your flight home!

Your Hotels

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Maximum room capacity

Throughout your tour, you’ll stay in Standard Rooms in the following hotels (or similar):

  • Johannesburg: Hyatt House Sandton
  • Hazyview: Sabi River Sun
  • Komatipoort: Komati River Chalets

Your Dining Choices

Board type is according to programme.

  • Hyatt House Sandton: Breakfast
  • Sabi River Sun: Dinner and Breakfast 
  • Komati River Chalets: Breakfast & one dinner

 

Your Optional Excursions

Panorama Tour (min. 2 people)

Your Optional Excursions

Enjoy a scenic drive to visit the wonders that the “Panorama Route” has to offer in the form of the Blyderiver Canyon, which is 60 km long and is the third-largest canyon in the world!

 

Grasskop Gorge Lift Co (min. 2 people)

Your Optional Excursions

The Graskop Gorge Lift Co. lifestyle centre forms the gateway to the forest below and is made up of a number of small retail outlets, a community craft market, and a restaurant perched on the cliff edge with spectacular views of the waterfall and forest below. The gorge is centrally located on the Panorama Route. It is an ideal stopover point, whether for the view, the forest or beautiful walks on the forest floor, the food or the various adventure activities. 

Komati River Chalets: Game drive in Kruger National Park including park fees (min. 2 people)

Your Optional Excursions

Enjoy a full day in the magnificent Kruger National Park, and try and spot some of the 47 mammal species, 507 bird species and 114 reptile species!

Komati River Chalets: Day tour Swaziland (Min. 2 people)

Your Optional Excursions

Enjoy a cultural experience at Mantenga Nature Reserve and Swaziland Cultural Village!

Your Journey

Flights:

You may choose from Economy, Premium or Business 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.

Car Hire:

For the freedom to explore your destination at your own pace, make the most of included car hire with your booking.

 

Please note you cannot be guaranteed a specific make of car within a certain group. 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). The named driver must also present a full valid driving licence on the collection of the vehicle and in some cases, a credit card or cash deposit will be required. 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. Other fees may be applicable in addition to the cost of your car rental for any additional products added to your car rental.

 

Important information about offers without a flight:
To ensure that your rental car is available upon arrival, please notify us of your flight schedules within 48 hours of making your reservation by filling out the relevant form in your member account. Without this information, your car may not be available on time.

Europcar, Classic, Group D, Hyundai Venue or similar

 

Car Hire Includes

  • Europcar - Classic
  • Theft and Collision Damage Waiver
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport surcharge 
  • Value Added Tax at 15%
  • Carbon Emissions Tax
  • Water and under-carriage damage to vehicles

 

Car Hire Excludes 

  • Europcar  - Classic
  • E-tolling fees
  • ALL Additional Drivers per rental
  • Young Driver surcharge per day, per driver
  • One way drop off charges within South Africa
  • One way drop off charges outside South Africa
  • Delivery and Collection fees
  • Cross Border Charges
  • Traffic fine handing fee
  • Claim handling fee
  • Assessor’s fee
  • Damage due to sandblasting
  • Tyre and rim damage, hubcaps
  • Windscreen 
  • GPS Unit

Your Destination

Johannesburg

Johannesburg, or Jo’burg as it is more commonly known, is South Africa’s largest city, situated on an interior plateau known as the Highveld. Johannesburg is one of South Africa’s key gateway cities and offers an array of exciting sightseeing options.

 

There's something for everyone - museums that examine the country's apartheid past, the city's exciting new Constitutional Court, a look at the city's gold mining beginnings, traditional African medicine and plenty of animals and outdoor fun.

Weather

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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
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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.

Price includes:

  • Complimentary South African award-winning wine in room (Komati River Chalets)
  • Green Seat
  • Travel Documents
  • Tourism levies where applicable
  • Car rental included

 

Doesn’t include:

  • Personal extras (curios, gifts etc.)
  • Any gratuities
  • Porterage
  • Entrance fees not mentioned
  • All meals and drinks not mentioned
  • Airfare or airport departure taxes
  • Medical or travel insurance
  • Internal flights
  • Optional tours and transfers are not included in the total person package cost
  • Insurance – please contact your travel specialist for more information
  • Europcar Car Rental (Nov – 31 Mar 2023): Administration fee in Johannesburg currently R 125.00 (subject to change) –payable by credit card
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under “price includes”

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:

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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