Last Minute Deal Trafalgar Tours | Essence of South Africa

Bush, beach and two vibrant cities – capture the essence of South Africa on this culmination of a Cape Town to Kruger experience, including Johannesburg, the 'City of Gold'.


Tour Operator: Trafalgar Tours
  • What's Included

    • All transport and transfers shown
    • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
    • Cherry-picked hotels and safari lodges, all tried and trusted
    • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
    • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
    • Air-conditioned coach or Quantum bus
    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
    • Optional Experiences and free time
    • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilised.
  • Pricing

      • Start Date
      • End Date
      • Price
        (Twin)
      • 5 May 24
      • 14 May 24
      • $8,950

      Book now and receive a last minute payment discount. Pay only $8,158 for this departure

      • 19 May 24
      • 28 May 24
      • $8,850
      • 9 Jun 24
      • 18 Jun 24
      • $9,050
      • 7 Jul 24
      • 16 Jul 24
      • $9,050

      Book now and receive a last minute payment discount. Pay only $8,248 for this departure

      • 21 Jul 24
      • 30 Jul 24
      • $9,050
      • 4 Aug 24
      • 13 Aug 24
      • $9,050

      Book now and receive a last minute payment discount. Pay only $8,248 for this departure

      • 18 Aug 24
      • 27 Aug 24
      • $8,750

      Book now and receive a last minute payment discount. Pay only $7,978 for this departure

      • 1 Sep 24
      • 10 Sep 24
      • $9,295

      Book now and receive a last minute payment discount. Pay only $8,469 for this departure

      • 15 Sep 24
      • 24 Sep 24
      • $9,295

      Book now and receive a last minute payment discount. Pay only $8,469 for this departure

      • 29 Sep 24
      • 8 Oct 24
      • $9,295

      Book now and receive a last minute payment discount. Pay only $8,469 for this departure

      • 13 Oct 24
      • 22 Oct 24
      • $9,350

      Book now and receive a last minute payment discount. Pay only $8,518 for this departure

      • 3 Nov 24
      • 12 Nov 24
      • $9,350

      Book now and receive a last minute payment discount. Pay only $8,518 for this departure

      • 17 Nov 24
      • 26 Nov 24
      • $9,350

      Book now and receive a last minute payment discount. Pay only $8,518 for this departure

      • 8 Dec 24
      • 17 Dec 24
      • $9,050

      Book now and receive a last minute payment discount. Pay only $8,248 for this departure

      • 17 Dec 24
      • 26 Dec 24
      • $9,150

      Book now and receive a last minute payment discount. Pay only $8,338 for this departure

    Please note: while prices are accurate at time of loading they are subject to change due to currency fluctuations and currency surcharges may apply.Please check price at time of booking
  • Itinerary

    Day 1 - Welcome to Cape Town

    South Africa’s ‘Mother City’ and her iconic Table Mountain extend a warm welcome as you embark on a small group journey that will reveal the highlights of South Africa. Spend the day delving into Cape Town’s cosmopolitan surrounds before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner.

     

    Day 2 - Table Mountain and Tour Cape Town

    This morning, we encounter Table Mountain first-hand, ascending via aerial cableway to its vast flat top – a rocky wonderland of rich Cape fynbos and curious dassies (hyraxes). Peer over the bustling City Bowl and Atlantic Seaboard keeping a keen eye out for the landmarks your Travel Director will show you during this morning's city tour, including Company Gardens, Bo-Kaap and the Castle of Good Hope. The rest of the day is yours to explore Cape Town at leisure. Ramble up Bree Street to sample the city’s vibrant coffee culture or take a stroll along the Sea Point promenade with the fellow outdoor enthusiasts. Consider joining our Optional Experience to explore infamous Robben Island, with your guide revealing its turbulent past and the cell where Nelson Mandela spent the majority of his prison term.

     

    Day 3 - Circumnavigate the Cape Peninsula

    Circumnavigate the Cape Peninsula, from trendy Camps Bay to Cape Point and back. The crashing waves of the Atlantic to your right, the rocky 12 Apostles to your left, wind your way along one of the world’s most magnificent coastal roads towards the outcrop that is Africa’s most extreme south-western tip. Say a quiet hello to the shy penguins of Boulders Beach, see the Cape of Good Hope and travel through charming coastal towns along the way.

     

    Day 4 - Cape Winelands and Hermanus Excursion Connect with Locals

    Venture to the town of Franschhoek and see during your orientation why it is proclaimed as one of the most beautiful wine valleys in the world. Take the scenic Franschhoek Pass to the coastal town of Hermanus for your Be My Guest experience. Connect With Locals when you meet local business owner Stefan, who will treat you to a delicious traditional braai (barbecue) featuring deliciacies such as boerewors, pap and melktert. Over a glass of his homemade wine he’ll share stories of his life in South Africa’s whale watching capital. Return to Cape Town via a scenic driving route, arriving in the late afternoon. Enjoy your evening at leisure.

     

    Day 5 - From City to Safari

    This morning you’ll bid farewell to the 'Mother City' and fly to Hoedspruit where a private game reserve near South Africa's great Kruger National Park beckons. Kick back, relax and settle in to one of Trafalgar’s Stays With Stories, Becks Safari Lodge, your home in the bush for the next three nights.

     

    Day 6 - Safari in Karongwe Private Game Reserve

    The action begins as we embark on an early morning game drive through Karongwe Private Reserve with a Local Specialist game ranger and Shangaan tracker-guide. The rising sun awakens the birds and insects that share your journey into the bush, as you scour the dense brush for signs of the Big 5. After lunch, and time for a siesta and a swim, return to the bush for an afternoon safari drive.

     

    Day 7 - Seek out the 'Big 5' Safari Animals in Karongwe

    Today enjoy another full day of game drives through Karongwe Private Reserve. Continue to scour the dense brush with your Local Specialist for incredible encounters with Africa’s iconic wildlife. End the day with a traditional sundowner drink overlooking the Game Reserve, keeping your eyes peeled for signs of wildlife that emerge from their cover of darkness.

     

    Day 8 - Journey to Johannesburg

    Our time in the South African bushveld comes to a close with a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience visit to a local Shangaan village. Learn about the traditions and customs of the Shangaan people and how the Eco Academy there provides eco and wildlife education. The visit includes a simple meal of grilled chicken, pap, Shangaan style cabbage, and for the brave, the opportunity to try mopani worms! Fly to Johannesburg and check into your hotel in the heart of Sandton that's well located for exploring the nearby restaurants and shopping during your free evening.

     

    Day 9 - Discover Historical Soweto Dive Into Culture

    Unlock the secrets of the 'city of gold' on a full-day tour to see several iconic sites including the Hector Pietersen Memorial. Dive Into Culture during a visit to the Constitutional Hill, Mandela House Museum and the Regina Mundi Church, which chronicles South Africa's tumultuous Apartheid years.

     

    Day 10 - Farewell Johannesburg

    Our epic encounter with South Africa’s iconic sites comes to an end today. Transfer to Johannesburg International Airport for your onward flight. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

     

*Terms and Conditions
Offer subject to availability at time of booking. Prices are per person share twin based on best available tour price, inclusive of all discounts unless otherwise stated. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations and are based on cash or cheque. Tour deposit, amendment and cancellation conditions may apply. Food fund and airfares may be additional. Travel agent service fees may apply. Special conditions apply - please ask for full details at time of enquiry.
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