SOUTH AFRICA

Guided Tours By Springbok Atlas & Temba




SOUTH AFRICA GUIDED TOURS THROUGH SPRINGBOK ATLAS

ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

 

DATE

ROUTING

DAY 1

JOHANNESBURG – KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

DAY 2

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

DAY 3

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

DAY 4

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK – JOHANNESBURG – CAPE TOWN

DAY 5

CAPE TOWN

DAY 6

CAPE TOWN

DAY 7

CAPE TOWN – PRINCE ALBERT

DAY 8

PRINCE ALBERT - OUDTSHOORN

DAY 9

OUDTSHOORN - KNYSNA 

DAY 10

KNYSNA – PORT ELIZABETH

 

END OF TOUR

 


TOUR BY DATE

DAY 1 – WEDNESDAY   JOHANNESBURG - KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Depart to the Northern Sabi Sands region of the Kruger National Park. After a journey of roughly eight hours, arrive at your luxury lodge, check in and enjoy high tea followed by an afternoon open vehicle safari in the world famous Kruger National Park, unrivalled in its diversity of flora and fauna. Spend the afternoon searching for the Big Five. Return to the lodge for a sumptuous dinner and overnight. [Dinner]


DAY 2 – THURSDAY     MPUMALANGA

Enjoy breakfast before setting out to explore the magnificent Panorama Route, one of the most scenic routes in the region, offering glorious views, spectacular landscapes and exquisite waterfalls. Visit majestic sights including God’s Window, the Three Rondawels and Blyderiver Canyon – the third largest canyon of its kind in the world, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the charming village of Graskop, one of the first gold mining camps in the country. Optional (own account) open vehicle game drives are available, should you prefer not to join the Panorama Route tour.
Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. [Breakfast & Dinner]



DAY 3 – FRIDAY  KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

The day begins with early morning coffee or tea, followed by a thrilling open vehicle game drive (with English speaking game ranger) through Kruger National Park with pre-packed breakfast. Your guide will endeavour to spoil you with sightings of the “Big Five”, general game and prolific bird life. Return to the lodge for lunch (own account) and a short siesta. In the afternoon we will journey once again through the magnificent expanses of the Kruger National Park, unrivalled in its diversity of flora and fauna. Enjoy an afternoon of game viewing in your closed touring vehicle pursuing the Big Five and other rare and endangered species. Optional (own account) open vehicle game drives are available.
Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. [Breakfast & Dinner]



 

DAY 4 – SATURDAY  KRUGER NATIONAL PARK – JOHANNESBURG – CAPE TOWN

Enjoy breakfast before starting the return journey to Johannesburg. Arrive in Johannesburg, at OR Tambo International Airport, at approximately 14h30, for your onward flight to Cape Town. On arrival in Cape Town, the oldest city in South Africa, spectacularly set at the foot of Table Mountain, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel, where the remainder of the day is yours to relax or explore the city (unescorted). [Breakfast]

DAY 5 – SUNDAY - CAPE TOWN  

Continue your journey of discovery, by joining a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula. 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. [Breakfast]

DAY 6 – MONDAY  CAPE TOWN (UNESCORTED)

Enjoy a full day at leisure. Perhaps join 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 Island or alternatively relax on one of Cape Town’s many beaches. 
Overnight in Cape Town. [Breakfast]

DAY 7 – TUESDAY  CAPE TOWN – PRINCE ALBERT

Travel through the picturesque Hex River Valley, surrounded by magnificent mountains. This area is considered to be the biggest producer of table grapes in South Africa. Enjoy a wine tasting along a route that boasts with the longest harvest season in the world. Continue to Matjiesfontein, where a part of the local hotel served as a convalescent hospital for British officers during the Anglo-Boer War. The entire village was declared a National Heritage Site in 1975 and is today a charming, beautifully restored throwback to the late Victorian era. The journey continues to Prince Albert, another delightful village, dating back to 1762. The town is known for its sun-ripened fresh and dried fruit, vineyards, olives and local cheese.
Overnight in Prince Albert. [Breakfast]                       

DAY 8 – WEDNESDAY    PRINCE ALBERT – OUDTSHOORN

After breakfast, enjoy a spectacular drive through Meiringspoort Pass, with breathtaking rock formations and jaw-dropping beauty, as the road winds its way through the Swartberg Mountains to the quaint Little Karoo village of De Rust. Continue to Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world and home to the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves. Enjoy a tour of one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ages. In the afternoon, visit an Ostrich Farm for a guided tour.            
Overnight in Oudtshoorn. [Breakfast & Dinner]

DAY 9 – THURSDAY      OUDTSHOORN - KNYSNA

After breakfast, travel over the Outeniqua Pass to George, the sixth oldest town in South Africa, with many historical landmarks such as the Slave Tree and King Edward VII Library building; said to be the best example of Edwardian architecture in the town. The tour travels via Wilderness, an attractive holiday resort to Knysna, known as the oyster box of South Africa, nestling on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route. 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. 
Overnight in Knysna. [Breakfast & Lunch]

DAY 10 – FRIDAY    KNYSNA – PORT ELIZABETH

After breakfast, you’ll be transferred (unescorted, driver only) to Port Elizabeth. You’ll head eastwards along the Tsitsikamma Forest to Port Elizabeth, known as the “friendly city”, with a wonderful climate. The tour ends on arrival in Port Elizabeth. [B]
Guests may disembark, on request, at Port Elizabeth Airport. [Breakfast]

 

DURATION

10 days/9 nights


Minimum 2 guests required / Maximum 14 guests


Selected departure dates


ROUTING

JOHANNESBURG – PORT ELIZABETH


INCLUDES


9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners, accommodation, transportation, open vehicle safaris, porterage and sightseeing as specified

EXCLUDES

Flight and departure tax between Johannesburg and Cape Town.


Please book JNB/CPT flight to depart Johannesburg after 15h00


DEPARTURE DATES

 

Dec16

Jan17

Feb17

Mar17

Apr17

May17

Jun17

Jul17

Aug17

Sep17

Oct17

Nov17

Ger/Eng

 

 

1

1

 

31

28

26

30

27

 

1

English

14

11;25

8;15;22

8;15;22;29

12

10

14

12

2;9;16;23

6;13;20

4;11;18;25

8;15;22


We offer 3 different accommodation options on the tour that guests can choose from:


The Comfortable Option mostly offers “standard room” types
The Cut Above Option is mostly, but not limited to, a mix of “standard room” and “superior room” types
The Premium Option is mostly, but not limited to, “superior room” types

The “Cut Above” and “Premium” options feature upgraded accommodation where applicable and you will note from the accommodation list of these options, that on certain days of the tour, the same room types are featured on both the “Cut Above” and “Premium” options.

 

RACK RATES valid 01/12/16-30/11/17


“Comfortable Option”:


R 25 380 .00 per person sharing twin/double accommodation
R 30 720.00 per single person


Accommodation used:


PH Kruger Gate or similar x 3 nights 
Sunsquare Cape Town or similar x 3 nights
Swartberg Hotel or similar x 1 night
La Plume Guest House (luxury room) or similar x 1 night
Rex Hotel (standard room) or similar x 1 night

 

“A cut above Option”:


R 26 630.00 per person sharing twin/double accommodation
R 33 180.00 per single person


Accommodation used:


PH Kruger Gate or similar x 3 nights
PH Sea Point or similar x 3 nights 
Swartberg Hotel or similar x 1 night
La Plume Guest House (luxury room) or similar x 1 night
Rex Hotel (studio luxury apartments) or similar x 1 night

 

Please note that the guests will be travelling on the same vehicle, but will be dropped off at different accommodation, depending on their accommodation choices.

 

LANGUAGE

All departures are in English. German/English commentary is available on selected departures

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