With opportunities to explore breathtakingly beautiful coastlines and iconic cities, admire views from mountain summits and track the ‘Big Five’ on safari, South Africa can justifiably claim to offer ‘the whole world in one country’. Immerse yourself in this ever-enthralling land on this superb value, fully escorted tour of its three top attractions, each an icon of world travel in its own right. Enjoy spectacular wildlife-watching in Kruger National Park, a journey along the glorious Garden Route and no fewer than four nights in Cape Town, the African continent’s most attractive city with a host of holiday pleasures on its doorstep.
Day 1 London - Johannesburg
We begin with Titan’s VIP Home Departure Service® to London Heathrow Airport for our direct scheduled South African Airways flight to Johannesburg.
Day 2 Johannesburg - Pretoria - Sandton
On arrival into Johannesburg we embark on an orientation tour of Pretoria, which will include a stop at the substantial hilltop monument that commemorates the settling of South Africa’s interior by the Boer pioneers, known as Voortrekkers. We stay overnight at the 4? Protea Balalaika Hotel, located in Sandton, a hub for both tourism and business, and where there are plentiful shopping opportunities.
Day 3 Sandton - Panorama Route - Kruger National Park
We head east this morning into the state of Mpumalanga. Our journey follows part of the famous Panorama route, which includes Pilgrim’s Rest, declared a national monument to the days of the late 19th century gold rush. Weather permitting we will make a stop at God’s Window for an amazing view from the top of the Drakensburg Escarpment, several hundred metres down to the Lowveld below. We continue to the 4? Protea Kruger Gate Hotel for a three night stay, located just 100m from the park’s Paul Kruger gate, on the banks of the Sabie River. Dinner is included tonight.
Day 4 Kruger National Park
An unforgettable day as we embark on a full day game drive in the iconic Kruger National Park. Our open safari vehicles offer the best views of the surrounding area and hopefully all of the ‘big five’: lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino. There is always something to see as nearly 150 different species of mammal reside in the park, together with hundreds of bird species and the Lowveld flora. After our fascinating day we return to our hotel.
Day 5 Kruger National Park
A full day at leisure. You can relax at the poolside of our hotel, or perhaps utilise the hotel’s very own viewing deck, which overlooks their private 100-hectare reserve. Alternatively you can return to Kruger National Park on an optional game drive for more magnificent wildlife viewing.
Day 6 Kruger National Park - Port Elizabeth
This morning we drive to Johannesburg airport and fly to Port Elizabeth, located on South Africa’s Eastern Cape and named in 1820 by the governor of Cape Colony after his late wife. On arrival we transfer to the 4? Protea Marine Hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 7 Port Elizabeth - Tsitsikamma National Park - Knysna
We leave Port Elizabeth this morning and head west to Tsitsikamma National Park, now part of the wider Garden Route National Park. We stop at Storms River and view the forest and famous dramatic coastline. Later we continue to Knysna, located in the heart of, and synonymous with, the Garden Route. We stay for two nights in this popular town, at the 4? Protea Knysna Quays Hotel.
Day 8 Knysna
This morning we board a ferry sailing across the Knysna Lagoon to the western headland. On arrival we are taken up into the Featherbed Nature Reserve. Stops are made at the magnificent viewpoints and our specialist guide highlights the history of the area together with its flora and fauna. There is time for an optional guided walk through the coastal forest and fynbos before a tasty included lunch. Later we return to Knysna where the remainder of the day is at leisure.
Day 9 Knysna - Cape Town
Leaving Knysna behind, we cross the Outeniqua Mountains that separate the lush coastal area and the more arid Klein Karoo. We arrive in Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world, where we have a guided tour of a working ostrich farm. After our fascinating tour we continue our journey west to Cape Town. We stay for four nights at the 4? Protea President Hotel, located in the popular Bantry Bay area. Dinner is included this evening.
Day 10 Cape Town
This morning we embark on a half-day tour of this world-famous city, that has a backdrop of Table Mountain, which, together with Lion’s Head, Signal Hill and Devil’s Peak, wrap three sides of the central ‘city bowl’. Weather permitting we will take a cable car to the top of Table Mountain for some amazing views. The afternoon is free for you to enjoy Cape Town at your leisure.
Day 11 Cape Town
Cape Town sits at the northern end of the Cape Peninsula and our journey today takes us to the extreme south of the peninsula to the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point, the majority of which is encompassed by Table Mountain National Park. We also make stops at Hout Bay, Simon’s Town and Boulders Beach. After an unforgettable day we return to Cape Town.
Day 12 Cape Town
A full day at leisure. South Africa is rightly proud of its wine industry and today you will be able to take an optional winelands excursion which includes a cellar tour and tasting of local wines. Alternatively you may wish to travel to the Victoria and Alfred waterfront with its wide selection of top class shops and restaurants.
Day 13 Cape Town - In flight
Some free time this morning before we transfer to the airport for our scheduled South African Airways flight to Johannesburg and onward flight to London.
Day 14 London
Arrival at London Heathrow Airport where our staff will greet you and transfer you to Titan transport for your journey home to your own front door.
- 11 nights in hotel and 2 in flight (accommodation as specified or similar)
- 14 Meals: 11 breakfast, 2 lunch and 1 dinner (breakfast on days 3-13 lunch on day 8 and dinner on days 3 and 9)
Please note: For 2014 departures, an additional 2 dinners are included on days 4 & 5
Included excursions and visits:
- Johannesburg & Pretoria tour
- Voortrekker Monument
- Pilgrim’s Rest and God’s Window
- Game drive in Kruger National Park
- The Garden Route
- Tsitsikamma National Park
- Storms River
- Cruise to Featherbed Nature Reserve, Knysna
- Tour of ostrich farm
- Spectacular Route 62 from Oudtshoornto Swellendam
- City tour of Cape Town including cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain (weather permitting)
- Tour to Hout Bay, the Cape of Good Hope, Cape Point and Simon’s Town
- Boulders Beach African penguin colony
Plus all these benefits:
- Titan’s VIP Home Departure Service®
- Check-in service by Titan staff with porterage
- Services of an experienced Titan tour manager
- Scheduled South African Airways direct outbound flight and inbound via Johannesburg. Internal flight as detailed
- First class coaches with experienced drivers
- Hotel porterage (one bag per person)
- All airport taxes, security charges, and applicable fuel surcharge
- UK Air Passenger Duty of up to £83 per person
- ATOL Protection fee