South Africa Odyssey

Explore South Africa’s highlights including Kruger National Park, the cultural heritage of Swaziland and Zululand, the Garden Route and Cape Winelands, finishing with a leisurely stay in Cape Town.

Tour Code:
SJC16
Depart From:
Johannesburg   |   Ending at: Cape Town
Departures: Two-weekly (Selected Sundays.)
Duration: 16 Days
Country: South Africa
Type: Safari | Coach Tours |
Children: Allowed - see children policy 

 






South Africa Odyssey

South Africa Odyssey

South Africa Odyssey

South Africa Odyssey

South Africa Odyssey

South Africa Odyssey

South Africa Odyssey

South Africa Odyssey

South Africa Odyssey

South Africa Odyssey

South Africa Odyssey

South Africa Odyssey

 
 

Journey through the spectacular kaleidoscope of South Africa
You will take in the great highlights South Africa has to offer, such as the world-famous Kruger National Park, the rich cultural heritage and evocative beauty of Swaziland and Zululand, the vibrant coastal cities of Durban and Port Elizabeth, the splendour of the Garden Route and the Cape Winelands, finishing with a leisurely stay in Africa’s most beautiful city, Cape Town.

Highlights
Big 5 game-viewing in the pristine wilderness of South Africa’s premier game reserve, the Kruger National Park.
Fascinating cultures of Southern Africa’s pastoral Swazi and Zulu kingdoms; and the popular Indian Ocean beach cities.
The beauty and sophistication of the Cape, with its glorious Garden Route, its world-class Winelands and the world’s most desirable city, Cape Town

Departs
Sunday, selected departure dates

Notes
Minimum 2 guests
Maximum 14 guests

Language
English and German

Location
Johannesburg

Departure Point
Johannesburg

Return Point
Cape Town

Accommodation
Day One - SANDTON SUN
Deep in the heart of Johannesburg’s upmarket financial and retail district, the Sandton Sun offers travelers an oasis of luxury and top quality service. Following a contemporary African style, rooms are lavishly furnished with full amenities and large windows to revel in the views. Dine in the exclusive hotel restaurant or high above the sparking city lights around roaring fire pits on the open air San deck. Indulge yourself at the Sandton Sun Spa after a day of sightseeing or shopping.

Day Two, Day Three, Day Four - SABI RIVER SUN LIFESTYLE RESORT - SUPERIOR
Situated on the banks of the Sabie River, just outside the world-famous Kruger National Park, the Sabie River Sun Lifestyle Resort offers home away from home convenience and comfort in a spectacular sub-tropical setting. The resort boasts 5 swimming pools, various sporting facilities and a pampering spa. The comfortable rooms with tranquil garden views are all en suite and include all modern amenities. Enjoy meals and refreshments at the Sesonke Restaurant and the Pool Terrace.

Day Five - ROYAL SWAZI SUN
In a lush valley in the Kingdom of Swaziland lies the sensational 4-star Royal Swazi Sun. This regal hotel may be set in a classic colonial style but it offers the best of modern amenities and service. Characterised by sweeping verandas, huge oak trees and gracious wide-open spaces, the Swazi Sun is offers a special experience. Spacious luxury en suite rooms offer sweeping panoramic views of the valley. Revitalise your mind and body at the Royal Swazi Sun’s renowned Spa. After the sun goes down enjoy a meal or a drink at a variety of first class restaurants and bars or try your luck in the casino.

Day Six - PROTEA HOTEL UMFOLOZI RIVER - SUPERIOR
Situated close to the world-renowned Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve, this hotel is set in a lush, tranquil garden with a sparkling swimming pool. The tastefully decorated rooms are en suite and offer all modern amenities. Relax at the Inkosi Bar or on the Sundowner deck. Enjoying dining at the Rivers Restaurant or the under the stars in the Folozi Lapa.

Day Seven - PROTEA HOTEL UMHLANGA - LUXURY
The 3-Star Protea Hotel Umhlanga is set in the heart of Umhlanga Rocks, one of the country’s prime holiday destinations. Just minutes away from Durban and the international airport, the hotel is located on the beachfront. The 120 comfortably-appointed rooms, most with sea views, have been designed for comfort; there are also semi self-catering rooms available and disabled guest facilities. Guests can look forward to a delicious breakfast at the Lighthouse Restaurant and there a wide variety of restaurants within walking distance for lunch and dinner. The fully-licensed bar is a great place to relax as is the sun deck and plunge pool. Close by is the Umhlanga Country Club with its extensive range of activities as well as golf courses, a gym, horse riding opportunities and more. The hotel can cater for 180 guests for conferences or events and the professional staff are on hand to ensure a successful occasion.

Day Eight - PROTEA HOTEL MARINE (SEA FACING ROOM)
Overlooking the sun-drenched sands of Pollock Beach, with sweeping views of Algoa Bay, this hotel, in the heart of the Friendly City, is renowned for its quality facilities, personal service and comfortable atmosphere. The well-appointed rooms are en suite and offer the necessary modern amenities and stunning sea views. Enjoy sundowners at the Deck Cocktail Bar and dining at the La Mer Restaurant. The hotel has a swimming pool and gym facilities.

Day Nine, Day Ten - REX HOTEL - SUPERIOR
Accommodation at the Rex is inspired by a mix of contemporary and classic décor, featuring calming colours and plush fabrics. Every modern comfort is available in our beautifully appointed rooms, suites and apartments – with accommodation options available to suit your budget and the size of your group.

Day Eleven - HLANGANA LODGE - SUPERIOR
Situated just outside of Oudtshoorn, within walking distance of some of town’s finest restaurants, Hlangana Lodge is a pretty guest house set in a picturesque garden with a sparkling swimming pool. The attractive and comfortable en suite rooms offer all modern amenities and lead out onto a deep, tranquil veranda with refreshing garden views. Hlangana Lodge is committed to responsible tourism and provides a high level of caring, attentive service.

Day Twelve - CULTIVAR GUEST LODGE - DELUXE
Ideally located less than 7km from historic Stellenbosch amongst the rolling vineyards at the foot of the Stellenbosch mountains, Cultivar Guest Lodge is a gem in the heart of the Cape Winelands. The lodge consists of 13 individually decorated rooms, each with their own unique ambience and all the usual amenities expected of a luxury establishment. Perfectly manicured gardens lead onto endless green lawns with stunning views of the surrounding vineyards and majestic mountains. Guest can look forward to absolute relaxation and sincere South African hospitality with superb service to match.

Day Thirteen, Day Fourteen, Day Fifteen - WINCHESTER MANSIONS
Located on Cape Town’s famous Sea Point Promenade, the family-friendly Winchester Mansions offers upmarket accommodation in an original Cape Dutch building that will appeal to discerning guest looking for an exclusive Cape Town experience. The contemporary decor is continued throughout the hotel with its elegantly appointed en-suite rooms. All rooms have fantastic views. Meals can be enjoyed in the on-site bistro and at night, Harvey’s serves delicious South African cuisine. This destination is known for its jazz brunches and wine and food evenings and is popular with locals as well. There is an on-site Ginkgo Health and Wellness Spa with a range of pampering treatments and expansive swimming pool and the hotel caters for professional conferences for up to 100 delegates in a variety of venues. The hotel is ideally located for exploring Cape Town, as it is adjacent to the city centre with its vibrant shops and restaurants and within short driving distance of the V&A Waterfront and Table Mountain.


Day One
On arrival in Johannesburg at OR Tambo International Airport, you’ll be met by your representative and transferred to your hotel. Johannesburg is the largest and most populous city in South Africa. It is also the source of a large-scale gold and diamond trade, due to its location on the mineral-rich Witwatersrand range of hills. The remainder of the day is at leisure & unescorted. Why not enjoy a sightseeing tour or simply relax at your hotel.

Day Two
Depart Johannesburg after breakfast and travel to Mpumalanga Province, known as “Paradise Country”. We’ll drive along the spectacular “Panorama Route”, offering views of amazing scenery including the 26 kilometre-long Blyde River Canyon and historic God’s Window, a breathtaking view (weather permitting) of the edge of the escarpment taking in the Kruger National Park. Continue to an area near Hazyview for your overnight stay.
Meals: Breakfast

Day Three
Enjoy an early morning game drive in the Kruger National Park (in closed vehicle) with a packed breakfast. Kruger is one of the world’s greatest national parks, home to a stunning array of wildlife. Search for the ‘Big Five’ (rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, and elephant) as well as prolific birdlife and numerous other game. The afternoon is at leisure at your hotel. Late afternoon open vehicle game drives are available (optional & for own account).
Meals: Breakfast

Private Game Lodge Option: Day 3 & 4 Mpumalanga - Sabi Sand Conservancy

Day Four
The day begins with early morning coffee or tea, followed by a thrilling open vehicle game drive through Kruger National Park with pre-packed breakfast. The park offers some of the best game viewing and wildlife opportunities in the world – and the visitor will soon appreciate the challenges of managing this unique reserve. The afternoon is at leisure at your hotel or you can join us on our Community visit to the Sizabantwana Children Care Centre for a tour and a brief look into the lives of the children that attend the centre. This visit offers you the opportunity to understand more about the rural communities and their lifestyles and to interact with them in a secure and optimistic environment. Return to your hotel where open -vehicle game drives are available (optional and for own account).
Meals: Breakfast

Private Game Lodge Option: Day 3 & 4 Mpumalanga - Sabi Sand Conservancy

Day Five
This morning we travel to Swaziland, an independent Kingdom within the borders of South Africa, known for its lovely scenery, crafts and colourful indigenous culture. Visit the Ngwenya glass factory, where visitors can watch talented glass blowers create a range of enchanting African animals, birds and fish, as well as tableware, made from 100% recycled glass that is collected by the children of Swaziland. In the afternoon the opportunity exists for a complimentary (optional) excursion to a Swazi candle factory, where visitors can watch Swazi wax artists make beautiful candles. Overnight in Swaziland.
Meals: Breakfast

Day Six
After breakfast you will continue south through Swaziland, before re-entering South Africa. Travel to the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve, which contains an immense diversity of fauna and flora and is particularly famous for its conservation of black and white rhino. Enjoy an afternoon game drive (with English speaking ranger) before continuing to your hotel in the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi region. Overnight Hluhluwe-Umfolozi region.
Meals: Breakfast

Day Seven
After breakfast, travel to a traditional Zulu village to experience the local culture, dancing and a delicious ethnic lunch. The journey continues to Durban, passing traditional Zulu Kraals, Eucalyptus plantations and sugar cane fields. Overnight in Umhlanga, Durban.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day Eight
After breakfast, transfer to Durban airport for the short southward flight to Port Elizabeth, where you will be met by your representative and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to relax or explore. Port Elizabeth, known as the “friendly city”, has a wonderful climate and offers plenty to see and do (for own account). Overnight in Port Elizabeth.
Meals: Breakfast

Day Nine
Head westwards along the Garden Route, which follows the Indian Ocean coastline and is bordered inland by soaring mountain ranges and indigenous forests. You will visit the spectacular Tsitsikamma National Park and Storm's River Mouth on your way along the coast. You’ll arrive at your hotel in Knysna, known as the oyster box of South Africa, nestling on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route. The afternoon is at leisure to relax or explore the town. Overnight in Knysna.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day Ten
After a leisurely breakfast you’ll enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, where you can take a trailer ride to the top of the Western Head to enjoy panoramic views of the town and lagoon, returning for lunch under the milkwood trees. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore this charming town set around a natural harbour lagoon.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day Eleven
Travel over the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, the centre of the world’s Ostrich farming industry. You’ll visit an Ostrich Farm for a guided tour, before taking a tour of the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves, one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ages. Late afternoon you will travel to your hotel in time to check in and relax before dinner. Overnight in Oudtshoorn.
Meals: Breakfast

Day Twelve
Enjoy an early morning Meerkat Safari. Witness these incredible wild habituated creatures emerging out of their burrows, in time to soak up the sun before they head about their daily activities (weather permitting). After this thrilling experience, head back for a delicious breakfast. After breakfast, travel through the ‘Little Karoo’ to Barrydale, where you will have the opportunity to visit a local farm school, interact with the children and teachers, spending time with them in the classroom learning more about the local farming community (the school visit is subject to school being open), before continuing to Montagu, a picturesque and historic spa town. Continue to Stellenbosch, the second oldest city in South Africa, surrounded by some of the most spectacular mountains with vineyards as a backdrop.
Meals: Breakfast

Day Thirteen
After a leisurely breakfast, enjoy a wine tasting in the Stellenbosch area, arguably the country’s most famous wine route. Then finally onto Cape Town, the oldest city in South Africa, spectacularly set at the foot of Table Mountain where the remainder of the day is yours to relax or explore the city (unescorted).
Meals: Breakfast

Day Fourteen
A full day at leisure. Perhaps enjoy a sightseeing tour to Table Mountain (own account) or simply explore the city. Although a small city, Cape Town is packed with sightseeing attractions, excellent bars, cafes and restaurants as well as colourful craft markets. There is also the Two Oceans Aquarium,Robben Islandor alternatively relax on one of Cape Town’s many beaches. Overnight in Cape Town.
Meals: Breakfast

Day Fifteen
After a relaxing breakfast, you’ll have a full day at leisure. Why not join an optional tour of the Cape Peninsula (own account). Drive through Sea Point, the seaside village of Hout Bay and then to Cape Point where (by tradition) it is said that the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. Return to Cape Town through the historic naval base of Simon’s Town and Muizenberg to visit Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, a centre for the preservation of the region’s unique flora. Overnight in Cape Town.
Meals: Breakfast

Day Sixteen
Enjoy some last minute shopping (unescorted) or sightseeing (own account). The Robben Island Tour, which departs from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, offers a fascinating excursion or perhaps just wander through the variety of shops and boutiques catering for all tastes and budgets. Later you will be transferred to the airport, harbour or railway station for your onward journey.
Meals: Breakfast

South Africa Odyssey - Comfortable - SJC16 Valid: 2016-11-01 to 2017-10-31
Rate Per Adult: ZAR 35210.00    
Rate per Single traveller: ZAR 44900.00 Rate Per Child: ZAR N/A

South Africa Odyssey - A cut above - SJC16 Valid: 2016-11-01 to 2017-10-31
Rate Per Adult: ZAR 37690.00    
Rate per Single traveller: ZAR 47345.00 Rate Per Child: ZAR N/A

South Africa Odyssey - Premium - SJC16 Valid: 2016-11-01 to 2017-10-31
Rate Per Adult: ZAR 42440.00    
Rate per Single traveller: ZAR 55850.00 Rate Per Child: ZAR N/A

Tour Include
15 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 15 nights' accommodation, porterage, transport and sightseeing as specified. Choice of accommodation options available.

Tour Exclude
Flight and departure tax between Durban and Port Elizabeth. Please book DUR/PLZ flight to depart Durban after 12h30. Any items of a personal nature.

Terms & Conditions
Twenty-five percent (25%) of any tour price is due and payable on booking the tour. Final payment is due and payable 30 days before departure. Bookings made within 30 days of departure must be accompanied by full payment.

CHILDREN DISCOUNTS are available for certain tours. However, specific restrictions apply. Please enquire when making reservations.

Cancellations shall only be valid if received by Springbok Atlas in writing and the following penalties, calculated as from the date of receipt of notice, shall apply:
45-31 DAYS BEFORE DEPARTURE : 25% (twenty-five percent) of the price contracted,
30-15 DAYS BEFORE DEPARTURE : 50% (fifty percent) of the price contracted.
14 DAYS OR LESS BEFORE DEPARTURE : 100% (one hundred percent) of the price contracted.

Please note that certain accommodation establishments apply more stringent cancellation fees, which will apply if relevant.

HEALTH AND VISAS
Guests are required to ensure that all such requirements are attended to as Springbok Atlas accepts no responsibility in this regard.

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