Ladies Only – South Africa Surprise (2019)

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Join us on this Locally Escorted exclusive group tour for ladies only which offers 16 days (including flights from Australia) throughout South Africa and eSwatini (formerly Swaziland), visiting Kruger National Park for game viewing, a Swazi Chief’s village in eSwatini, St Lucia, Durban, the Drakensberg Mountains, the Eastern Cape – birthplace of Nelson Mandela, the Garden Route including Port Elizabeth, Knysna, Oudtshoorn and Mossel Bay before arriving in the beautiful city of Cape Town with its Table Mountain backdrop and harbour. Travel by exclusive coach, stay in comfortable hotels, lodges and guest houses with breakfast served daily, enjoy a game drive in Kruger National Park and sightseeing enroute to Cape Town.

Departs: 08 July 2019

Priced from (AUD)$4,950
Days16
  • Includes Return Economy Class airfares and taxes Australia to Johannesburg (South Africa)
DayRegionAccommodation
1Depart AustraliaOvernight flight to Johannesburg
2JohannesburgProtea Hotel OR Tambo or similar
3HazyviewHippo Hollow Country Estate or similar
4Kruger National ParkHippo Hollow Country Estate or similar
5eSWATINI (formerly Swaziland)Lugogo Sun Hotel or similar
6St Lucia and DurbanAnew Hotel Hluhluwe or similar
7St Lucia and DurbanProtea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge or similar
8Drakensberg MountainsDrakensberg Gardens Resort & Spa or similar
9Drakensberg MountainsDrakensberg Gardens Resort & Spa or similar
10Eastern Cape CoastCrawford’s Beach Lodge or similar
11Eastern Cape CoastGarden Court King’s Beach or similar
12KnysnaPremier Hotel, The Moorings or similar
13OudtshoornDiaz Hotel or similar
14Cape TownSun Square Hotel or similar
15Cape TownSun Square Hotel or similar
16Cape TownDay at leisure
17Arrive AustraliaTour Ends

Ladies Only – South Africa Surprise (2019)

08 July: Depart Australia

Depart Australia via Perth on your overnight flight to Johannesburg.

09 July: Johannesburg

Upon arrival you will be met and assisted to your shuttle transfer service to the hotel for early check in. The rest of the day is at leisure before meeting for a briefing with your fellow travellers in the evening.

Accommodation: Protea Hotel OR Tambo or similar
Meals: Breakfast

10 July: Hazyview

This morning we leave for Mpumalanga, dropping several hundred feet into the lush subtropical region of the Lowveld. Travel along the circular Panorama Route visiting the view sites of the Blyde River Canyon, one of the natural wonders of Africa; gasp at the glory of God’s Window, with a boundless view of mountains and fertile plains and finally a visit to Bourke’s Luck Potholes before heading to Hazyview.

Accommodation: Hippo Hollow Country Estate or similar
Meals: Breakfast

11 July: Kruger National Park

Today is an early start in order to experience the wonders of exploring Kruger National Park in our closed touring vehicle. Spend a morning searching for the Big Five in the famous Kruger National Park, which supports the largest variety of wildlife species on the African continent. Keep a lookout for the wonderful flora and bird life that abounds. Return to the hotel for afternoon at leisure.

Accommodation: Hippo Hollow Country Estate or similar
Meals: Breakfast

12 July: eSWATINI (formerly Swaziland)

After breakfast, depart for eSwatini. Proceed south to Malalane and onto eSwatini where you will visit a real Chief’s village and have the fantastic opportunity to gain an authentic knowledge of traditional Swazi culture.

Accommodation: Lugogo Sun Hotel or similar
Meals: Breakfast

13 July: St Lucia and surrounds

This morning we journey through Swaziland into Zululand and into the Kingdom of KwaZulu-Natal where ancient traditions and modern cultures of both Zulu and Settler have combined, living in peace and harmony. Arrive in the Umfolozi region for your overnight stay.

Accommodation: Anew Hotel Hluhluwe or similar
Meals: Breakfast

14 July: St Lucia and Durban

Guests have the option to lie in or take an optional morning boat cruise (own account) or simply soak up the atmosphere in the small tourist town of St Lucia before heading towards Durban. An orientation tour introduces us to this multicultural, vibrant seaside city before arriving at our hotel in the late afternoon.

Optional morning St Lucia Boat cruise available.

Accommodation: Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge or similar
Meals: Breakfast

15 July: Drakensberg

This morning, enjoy a leisurely breakfast or perhaps enjoy a stroll along Durban’s golden mile which buzzes with energy as surfers, joggers and cyclists take to this seaside playground. Then we head into the majestic Southern Drakensberg Mountains. We proceed on a visit to the 300 foot high Howick Falls, continuing through the Southern Midlands Meander Route, arriving at our hotel in the mid-afternoon. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to go fishing, hiking or even horse riding in clean mountain air (own account).

Accommodation: Drakensberg Gardens Hotel or similar
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

16 July: Drakensberg

Today we have a full day at leisure to soak up the surroundings of the magnificent Southern Drakensberg Mountains. A host of leisure activities awaits you against a breath taking back drop of tranquil beauty.

Accommodation: Drakensberg Gardens Hotel or similar
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

17 July: Eastern Cape Coast

This morning we continue south to the Eastern Cape entering the birth place of Nelson Mandela (fondly known as Madiba). Enroute we see the old traditional way of life in the homeland area known as the Transkei and stop for lunch outside the capital, Umtata. Continue via Nelson Mandela’s birth place and house, arriving late afternoon at our accommodation in Chintsa East, on the beautiful, unspoilt Eastern Cape Coast.

Accommodation: Crawfords Beach Lodge or similar
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

18 July: Eastern Cape Coast

We awake to the sounds of the crashing waves and have the morning at leisure to unwind with beach sand between our toes. The beach stretches on uninterrupted for many kilometres and the thick indigenous beach forest is a haven for an amazing variety of birdlife. We set off after lunch heading south to Port Elizabeth.

Accommodation: Garden Court King’s Beach or similar
Meals: Breakfast

19 July: Knysna

Today our journey continues towards the Cape. Visit the Tsitsikamma Forest, which provides scenic walking opportunities. A short walk to the Storms River Mouth offers some magnificent views of the gorge and river below. Arrive in Knysna in the late afternoon.

Accommodation: Premier Hotel, The Moorings or similar
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

20 July: Oudtshoorn

After breakfast, we travel inland over the spectacular Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, known as the ‘feather capital of the world’ because of its ostrich industry. We visit a working ostrich farm and then explore the famous Cango Caves with their magnificent dripstone formations of stalactites and stalagmites. Travelling back to the Eastern seaboard, we arrive in Mossel Bay in the afternoon for a visit to the famous Post Office Tree, the Bartholomeus Diaz museum and shell museum.

Accommodation: Diaz Hotel or similar
Meals: Breakfast

21 July: Cape Town

After breakfast we head for Cape Town via the towns of Swellendam, Robertson and Worcester. After traveling through the Huguenot Tunnel, iconic Table Mountain greets us as we arrive in Cape Town in the afternoon.

Accommodation: Sun Square Hotel or similar
Meals: Breakfast

22 July: Cape Town

Enjoy a day of leisure in the ‘Mother City’ where a visit to the V&A Waterfront is recommended. Enjoy quality time exploring this iconic beautiful city with it’s many world acclaimed attractions.

Optional full day Winelands or Peninsula tour is available.

Accommodation: Sun Square Hotel or similar
Meals: Breakfast

23 July: Depart Cape Town

This morning after breakfast, check out of the hotel by 11h00. The remainder of the day will be at leisure until your transfer to Cape Town International airport for your overnight flight via Johannesburg to Australia.

24 July: Arrive Australia

Arrive in Perth and exit customs before your flight to your east coast city.

Ladies Only – South Africa Surprise (2019)

2019 Departure DateTwin ShareSingle Supp.
08 July 2019from $4,950 (AUD)from $995 (AUD)

INCLUDES:

  • Return Economy Class airfares from Australia
  • Applicable taxes*
  • Arrival and departure airport shuttle transfers
  • Exclusive Coach transportation for the tour
  • Exclusive Guide/driver for the tour
  • 14 nights accommodation PLUS Early Check in
  • 3 star accommodation throughout
  • 14 Breakfasts
  • 4 x Dinners
  • Hotel porterage
  • Closed vehicle game drive in Kruger National Park
  • Conservation Levy and Park Fees
  • All touring and sightseeing as per itinerary

EXCLUDES:

  • Optional activities as outlined in itinerary
  • Personal travel, medical and baggage insurance
  • Any items and services not featured on the itinerary
  • All services and items of a personal nature such as drinks, telephone calls and laundry
  • Tips, gratuity to driver/guides

OPTIONAL EXTENSIONS:

Moditlo River Lodge (Pre-Tour)
3 days / 2 nights from $1,190 per person twin share
Includes flights, taxes, 2 nights accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner and morning/evening game drives.

Cape Town Extra Nights (Post-Tour)
from $105 per person twin share per night at Sun Square Hotel

Victoria Falls (Post-Tour)
An option to see one of the most spectacular Natural Wonders of the World – the largest curtain of falling water on the planet.
3 days / 2 nights from $1,535 per person twin share
Includes flights, taxes, 2 nights Kingdom Hotel, breakfast, 1 dinner, Guided tour of the Falls and Sunset cruise.

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Hippo Hollow Country Estate

Lugogo Sun Hotel

Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge

Drakensberg Gardens Golf & Spa Resort

Premier Hotel, The Moorings

Diaz Hotel

SunSquare Cape Town

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