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14 Day Fly & Tour Cape Town, Garden Route to Kruger

  • Low Deposit $499* pp
  • Bonus Savings | $2200
  • Tour | Feb 25 - Nov 25

Book By 31 July 2024

Select dates Feb 25 - Nov 25

Product Code: MT-1561

Ultimate South Africa

14 Day Fly & Tour Cape Town, Garden Route to Kruger

  • Low Deposit $499* pp
  • Bonus Savings | $2200
  • Tour | Feb 25 - Nov 25

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Return flights to Cape Town, returning from Johannesburg
Internal flight from Cape Town to Kruger

 

Experience South Africa’s extraordinary landscapes and wildlife. Explore the stunning Garden Route, Karoo region, Panorama Route and more. With carefully selected hotel and lodge stays, and 3 full days in Kruger National Park, this is the very best of South Africa in one incredible trip!

Highlights

Explore beautiful Cape Town with a welcome dinner
Taste local wines in the Cape Winelands
Visit the stunning seaside towns of Hermanus and Knysna
See fossils dating back over 170,000 years in Mossel Bay.
Learn about ostrich farming near Outdshoorn
Traverse the breathtaking mountains on the Garden Route
Explore Tsitsikamma National Park and visit Storms River Mouth
4WD safari and three full days in Kruger National Park

Inclusions

International flights to Cape Town, returning from Johannesburg
Internal flight from Cape Town to Kruger National Park
13 nights comfortable hotel and lodge accommodation
Breakfast daily, 2 lunches and 4 dinners
Deluxe coach transportation
Dedicated English-speaking tour leader
Expert local guides
Sightseeing and admissions as specified

 

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Your Itinerary

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Arrive Cape Town, South Africa

Welcome to South Africa! Make your own way to your hotel and relax for the rest of the day.

Meet your tour leader at the hotel today.

 
Cape Town City Tour (B, D)

This afternoon set off on a city tour, including the Castle of Good Hope, St George’s Cathedral and a chance to wander through the colourful streets of Cape Malay. After a stop at Company’s Gardens, finish the tour at the hotel to freshen up before the included Welcome Dinner tonight.

 
Cape Town Free Day (B)

Take it easy today, with breakfast provided at your hotel and the full day free for your own relaxation and exploration of Cape Town and surrounds, including Robben Island and Table Mountain. Alternatively, ask your Tour Leader about joining an optional (not included) Cape Point and Peninsula day tour.

 
Cape Town - Robertson - Outdshoorn (B,)

This morning travel to the Spice Route, where vineyards and local artisan shops showcase their culinary delights.  There is the opportunity for some chocolate tasting along the way (not included). Discover the Lankloof valley , tracing Route 62 through picturesque mountains ranges and stop for a cheese and wine tasting.  Arrive late afternoon in the Karoo region where we stay for the night.

 
Oudtshoorn - Knysna (B, L)

Start the day with a heritage walking tour to one of South Africa’s hidden treasures, the Cango Caves The series of dripstone caverns are more than 20 million years old. Continue to a working ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn and learn about these big feathered animals. After lunch travel towards the coast to Knysna, in the heart of the Garden Route

 
Tsitsikamma National Park & Storms River (B)

Today we discover the great outdoors; the Tsitsikamma forest forms part of the greater Garden Route National Park. The area encompasses rivers, gorges, mountains, lush forests and plantations. Options include tree-top canopy tours, the Woodcutters trail driver or a bush walk to learn more about the fauna and flora in this region. Then drive to the Storms River mouth in Tsitsikamma National Park. Take a walk along the coast, or cross the longest suspension river in South Africa. End the day with an animal adventure visiting a multi species monkey sanctuary or the worlds largest free flight aviary before returning to Knysna for the evening.

 
Private Game Reserve - Mossel Bay (B)

This morning is free time in Knysna or you might like to explore the beautiful harbour on a cruise along Knysna Bay with spectacular views of the area. Continue along the Garden Route to Botlierskop for a unique safari experience in a private game reserve.  Enjoy close encounters with impala, wildebeest, rhinos, lions, giraffes and more! This evening we continue our coastal drive to Mossel Bay.

 
Mossel Bay - Swellendam - Hermanus (B)

After breakfast visit the Pinnacle Caves, an archaeological site with early evidence of modern human behavior in fossil findings dated as far back as 170,000 years ago. On the way to Swellendam stop at Albertinia to visit Cape Aloe Vera farm. Taste aloe tea, sample facial cream and learn more about this indigenous plant. There is free time for lunch is in beautiful Swellendam. Taste authentic Boerekos (traditional farmer’s food), or perhaps some Springbok (venison) carpaccio. End in Hermanus village where we stay for the evening.

 
Hermanus - Stellenbosch - Cape Winelands - Cape Town (B)

Following breakfast, take a scenic drive through the Cape wine region. South Africa has the oldest wine industry outside of Europe. Taste South Africa’s signature wine; Pinotage and learn about Cape district wines from a local wine expert. Next stop is Stellenbosch town in the heart of the Cape Winelands. Explore the Cape Dutch architecture and many laid-back coffee shops, boutiques and art galleries. Tonight return to Cape Town.

 
Fly from Cape Town to Kruger National Park Region (B, D)

This morning, take a flight from Cape Town to Kruger, the start of our safari adventure. Upon arrival, transfer to a comfortable lodge nestled near the iconic Kruger National Park, our home for the next few nights. Take some time to unwind by the pool, soaking in the African sun, before out first dinner in the bush this evening.

 
Kruger Park National Region Wildlife Safari (B, L, D)

Join a full day 4WD game viewing safari in an open sided vehicle today. Your expert, safari guide will help you identify the wildlife and fauna easily seen from your comfortable open-sided vehicle. The day includes Rest Camp stops and boundless opportunities to spot the famous African Big Five – elephant, leopard, buffalo, rhino and of course lion. This incredible day includes lunch in the Park and conservation fees.

 
Kruger National Park Free Day (B, D)

Take advantage of free time to enjoy the bushland surrounds and poolside our your lodge today. Or choose a further full or half-day safari (not included). This evening enjoy a last dinner and sunset in the African bush, spend time around the campfire exchanging safari stories.

 
Kruger National Park – Panorama Route – Johannesburg (B)

Leave the Kruger National Park behind, via the Panorama Route through the Mpumalanga province. The first destination is the renowned Three Rondavels viewpoint with a stunning vista over the Blyde River Canyon. Next is Bourke’s Luck potholes, a natural water feature with hundreds of natural potholes and plunge pools. Look out for Kruger and Mozambique, visible in the distance on a clear day. Continue the final leg of the tour into Johannesburg.

 
Depart Johannesburg (B)

Depending on your flight departure time, enjoy breakfast at the hotel prior to your complimentary transfer to the airport for the flight home.

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Important Info Open All

Price based on tours starting:

  • 18 February 2025
  • 18 March 2025
  • 27 May 2025
  • 3 June 2025
  • 24 June 2025
  • 1 July 2025
  • 29 July 2025
  • 12 August 2025
  • 26 August 2025
  • 2 September 2025
  • 23 September 2025
  • 7 October 2025
  • 21 October 2025
  • 4 November 2025
  • 11 November 2025

Price based on departing from Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Extra charges apply for:

  • Brisbane ($200pp)
  • Adelaide ($200pp)

WHAT TO EXPECT

Itinerary

Our South Africa tour is carefully designed to give a real insight into the highlights, culture and beauty of the country. Each day will be different, with a combination of travel days, sightseeing and free time to explore, with optional tours (extra cost on tour) Breakfast at hotels is typically continental buffet style cold dishes and basic hot dishes. Included lunch and dinners are typically authentic meals purposefully chosen to complement the local experience.

Refer to Important Info for details.

ACCOMMODATION

Cape Town: 3* StayEasy Cape Town City Bowl or similar
Oudtshoorn 3* Protea Hotel Oudtshoorn Riempie Estate or similar
Knysna: 3* Knysna Log Inn or similar
Mossel Bay: 3* Oceans Hotel or similar
Hermanus: 3* Windsor Hotel or similar
Kruger Region: 3* Timbavati Lodge or similar
Johannesburg: 3* Garden Court O.R. Tambo International Airport or similar

Note: Accommodation is subject to change and will be confirmed close to departure.

 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Exclusions

Flights, airport transfers, meals not stated, drinks on meals, optional programs, visas (if required), travel insurance (strongly recommended), tipping, personal expenses and anything not explicitly specified are at your own expense.

Payment

A first deposit from $499 per person is required to secure your booking. A second deposit (partial payment) is due 10 months before departure – the amount to be advised at the time of booking. The final balance will be due 5 months before departure. Full payment is due at the time of booking for departures within 5 months.

Fitness

A moderate level of fitness is required. You are required to move about unassisted walking up and down flights of stairs, and navigating occasional uneven or steep terrain. You will be required to carry your own bags to and from hotels, stations and terminals. This trip is not suitable for travellers requiring wheelchair, mobility scooters or facilities for disabled guests. Other walking aids may be permitted if you are able move about unassisted at the required pace. For advice on whether this trip is suitable for you, you are required to disclose physical ailments at the time of booking.

Pace

The pace of this tour is lively. The on-the-go nature of this trip rewards you with maximum sightseeing opportunities but involves early starts and several long travel days – see the itinerary for distances travelled. One to two nights at each destination is standard. Scheduled free days allow some downtime, or alternatively, you have the flexibility to explore further and book optional tours (at your own expense).

Solo Occupancy

A single supplement from $1400 per person is payable in addition to the twin share price for solo occupancy.

Triple Share

Triple share is not available.

Extra Accommodation

Pre or post tour accommodation for one or two people in Cape Town at the same tour hotel or similar area, can be added with rates from $250 per room per night, subject to availability.

Child

This tour is best enjoyed by adult travellers and is not suitable for children under 12 years of age. Children 12 years and above are subject to the adult price and must be accompanied by an adult.

Price

Surcharges may apply for select travel periods and departure cities. Prices are correct at time of publication and are subject to availability, change, cancellation or withdrawal without notice. All prices are in Australian dollars per person twin share unless stated otherwise.

Amendment

Each amendment is subject to a non-refundable fee from $75 per person. Additional fees and fare differences from third-party suppliers including air, tour, cruise and accommodation providers may apply.

Cancellation

Cancellation at any time is subject to a non-refundable fee from $550 per person. Additional fees and fare differences from third-party suppliers including air, tour, cruise and accommodation providers may apply.

Deviation

Any request to deviate from the original dates or routing, including early arrival and stay behind, is subject to a flight deviation fee from $150 per person plus applicable airfare and tax difference. Packaged tour extensions are not subject to the deviation fee (applicable airfare and tax difference may still apply) if booked according to the original advertised dates and routing.

Passport

For international travel, each customer must provide a copy of the passport photo page at the time of booking. It is the responsibility of the customer to ensure all names are full names exactly matched to the passport with six months validity beyond trip completion. The customer is liable for all fees due to incorrect names, invalid passport information and expired passports.

Visa

A visa is  not required for Australian passport holders visiting South Africa for the purpose of short term tourist, however, this policy is subject to change without notice. Visa requirements for each origin and destination country are the responsibility of the customer to check and obtain (if required) with the local consulate or embassy. The customer is liable for all visa application costs and fees due to the failure to obtain the required travel documents.

Health

It is the responsibility of the customer to check and comply with the health, vaccination, COVID-19 and immigration requirements of each origin and destination country, and health requirements imposed by air, tour, cruise and accommodation providers. Vaccinations, testing and quarantine costs are the expense of the customer. Comprehensive travel insurance with COVID-19 coverage is strongly recommended.

Baggage

Each person is entitled to a strict maximum of one bag not exceeding 20kg on the coach tour, superseding any other baggage allowance. Excess baggage is not permitted. You are strongly encouraged to pack lightly. A light day bag or backpack is permitted on the coach. Porterage is not included and you are required to carry your own bags. Luggage and personal effects are your own risk and we hold no liability for lost or damaged belongings.

Meals

Please notify us at the time of booking of any special dietary requirements and allergies. We will pass on your requirements but cannot guarantee that they can be met as certain choices may be limited or not catered for. You are encouraged to reconfirm requirements with your tour leader whilst on tour.  Breakfast at hotels is typically continental buffet style cold dishes and basic hot dishes. Included lunch and dinners are typically authentic meals purposefully chosen to complement the local experience.

Accommodation

A range of accommodation styles including hotels, resorts and lodges are carefully selected to suit the prevailing size of the group. The accommodation may not be located in the city or town centre, but are typically chosen to be near public transport options. Accommodation names referenced are to be used as an indicative guide for the standard of accommodation to expect. Actual accommodation names may differ and will be confirmed on your final documentation. All hotel ratings are local or self-ratings provided by the supplier. All rooms are lead-in category or run of house unless otherwise specified. The standard check-in time is after 3pm and check-out is before 10am – actual times may vary.

Tipping

Tipping for guides and drivers is discretionary and recommended as a gesture of appreciation for the service provided. It is customary to tip the tour leader and driver at the end of the tour from AUD5 per person/per day.  10 to 15% on restaurant bills.

Flights

The outbound flight may depart one day prior to day 1 shown on the itinerary. The inbound flight may arrive one day after the final day shown on the itinerary. Flights are booked approximately 8 to 10 months prior to departure. The flights included in your package are based on a specific predetermined airfare allowance. Should there be a significant increase in airfares, fuel levies, taxes or government fees at the time of booking flights, then an airfare supplement may be imposed. The flights team will discuss options with you prior to ticketing, should this situation arise. Flights may not operate daily or directly to your destination. No show of any flight sectors will result in the automatic cancellation of all onward flights by the airline.

Fuel

In the unlikely event of a significant increase in fuel costs levied by third-party air, land and cruise transportation operators before travel, a fuel supplement may be passed on to the customer.

Transfers

Arrival and departure transfer in Cape Town and Johannesburg is not included.

Group Size

This holiday will proceed with a minimum group size considered suitable for an optimal group tour experience.  If the trip does not operate, you will be offered a credit.

Tour Extensions

Packaged tour extensions must be booked at least 5 months before departure or before flights are issued.

Optional Programs

Optional programs must be booked directly with the guide on tour and paid in the local currency and may be subject to minimum numbers to operate.

Itinerary

The operating schedule and itinerary may be impacted without notice by adverse weather, seasonal factors, closures, local conditions, COVID-19 or other factors beyond our control including force majeure. If attractions are not available due to reasons beyond our control such as closures or adverse weather, alternatives will be provided where possible. The itinerary and its order, sightseeing and transportation may be adjusted as deemed appropriate by the operator for optimum safety, enjoyment and operation. Any reference to ‘optional’, ‘not included’ or ‘exclusions/excluded’ means at your own expense.

Breakaway

Customers must remain with the tour group at all times and must not leave the tour unless written approval is provided before departure.

Documentation

Final documentation will be emailed within two weeks of departure. For packages consisting of multiple tours or countries, documentation will be emailed individually within two weeks of departure of each respective tour.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is not included and is strongly recommended. Ask our holiday experts for great coverage options.

Force Majeure

Force majeure means any natural disaster, accident, fire, act of God, act of war, terrorism, legally binding judgment, injunction, action of a court or other relevant authority, emergency, unplanned repairs, maintenance, strike, industrial dispute, work ban, blockade or picketing, travel ban, pandemic, epidemic or outbreak of infectious disease, or other event beyond our reasonable direct or indirect control. In case of force majeure or other extraordinary event that prevents safe travel, the supplier reserves the right to adjust, postpone or cancel the trip.

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