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Deze kleine internationale accommodatie groepsreis (max 12 personen) door Zuid-Afrika start in Johannesburg en eindigt in Kaapstad. Tijdens deze accommodatiereis bezoek je alle highlights van Zuid-Afrika.Niet alleen bezoek je het Kruger National Park, ook zie je de prachtige Wild Coast, Swaziland, Tsitsikamma National Park, Addo Elephant National Park, Hermanus en Kaapstad!
Kruger National Park – game drives en wandelsafari; Mpumalanga Panorama Route; Swaziland – bergwandelingen; Zululand; Drakensberg – wandelingen; Wild Coast – beach walks & Xhosa villages; Addo Elephant National Park – game drives; Tsitsikamma – forest walks; Hermanus – stranden en walvissen (in seizoen juni t/m november); Kaapstad – Cape Point & Table Mountain.
Dit is een comfortabele accommodatietour waarbij je 14 nachten in lodges en pensions verblijft met eigen sanitair. Voor 2 nachten aan de Wild Coast verblijven we in chalets waar twee kamers een badkamer delen. Beperkte deelname: Een essentieel onderdeel van de safari is participatie. Van het opzetten van de kookspullen en het inpakken van de truck in de ochtend – het is allemaal onderdeel van het avontuur. Je reisleiders verzorgen de maaltijden maar de reizigers worden wel gevraagd om mee te helpen met de afwas. Er zijn een aantal lange reisdagen wat inhoudt dat je ’s ochtends vroeg opstaat.
De gemiddelde leeftijd is 46 jaar op deze reis. Kinderen van 12 jaar en ouder zijn meer dan welkom mits ze samen met de ouder(s) reizen. (Jongere kinderen zijn meer dan welkom op de privéreis variant). Wanneer je ouder bent dan 65 jaar is helaas een gezondheidsverklaring noodzakelijk.
Indien je een eigen eenpersoonskamer wenst te hebben komt er €480,- bij.
We adviseren om de nacht voor aanvang van de tour al in Johannesburg aan te komen. Deze tour start op dag 1 van de reis om 06:30 uur in de ochtend vanuit Rivonia Road Lodge, Johannesburg. Een extra nacht kunnen we bijboeken. Een upgrade bij een iets luxere accommodatie zoals Rivonia B&B is ook mogelijk
Deze reis start om 06:30 a.m. op de dag van vertrek. We adviseren om de dag ervoor al aan te komen in Johannesburg. Extra overnachtingen en transfers kunnen via ons worden bijgeboekt. Een Apartheidstour is aanbevolen wanneer je een dag eerder arriveert.
Johannesburg – Kaapstad
Ca. 06:30 a.m. op de dag van vertrek
(B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Departing from Johannesburg at 06:30am we head towards Mpumalanga where mountains, panoramic passes, valleys, rivers, waterfalls & forests characterise the landscape. We enjoy the views from God’s Window before descending off the escarpment and heading to our game lodge on the border of the Greater Kruger NP.
The following morning, we are up early for a full day of game viewing in Kruger National Park. We will return to our lodge in the late afternoon to enjoy sunset over the Drakensberg Mountains, a swim in the pool and a hearty meal before falling asleep to the sounds of Africa.
Day 2: Breakfast provided by the lodge
Day 1-2: Lunch provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group
Day 1-2: Dinner will be a set meal provided by the lodge
Includes: Entrance to God’s Window & the Three Rondavels viewpoint
Distance/time: Day 1 ±620km, 8h00 actual driving time, so with a lunch stop and sightseeing at Gods Window and the Three Rondavels we expect a total travel day of ±10h00
Day 2 ±150km, today is all game driving of ±9h00
Overnight: Makuwa Safari Lodge – twin room with en suite facilities. Swimming pool.
WiFi not available. 3G
We stretch our legs on a short morning walk exploring the surrounding bush before we re-enter Kruger NP and head south. Kruger NP, the largest game reserve in South Africa, boasts the world’s greatest concentration of species, and has an amazing 16 different ecosystems. Exciting game drives provide us with excellent game viewing. Spot the “Big 5” (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo) and many other animals in this true African wilderness.
Day 3: Breakfast provided by the lodge
Day 3: Lunch provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group
Day 3: Dinner provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group
Includes: Entrance to Kruger National Park, morning & afternoon game drives.
Distance/time: ±100km afternoon game drive of variable duration.
Optional Activities Night game drive in national parks open game viewing vehicle.
Overnight: Kruger National Park Chalets or Tents – we stay in national parks board in en-suite chalets or
permanent tents. Swimming pool, restaurant, and telephone. WiFi not available
Malolotja Nature Reserve in the mountainous Kingdom of Swaziland/eSwatini is our next attraction. Renowned for a great variety of habitats from short grassland, to thick riverine scrub, bushveld and moist forest, we explore the reserve on foot to enjoy the fantastic mountain views. Relax around a campfire dinner and stay in mountain cabins for the night.
Day 4: Breakfast will be provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group
Day 4: Lunch provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group
Day 4: Dinner will be a set menu provided by the lodge
Includes: Entrance fees to Malalotja Nature Reserve.
Distance/time: ±200km, 4h00 actual driving time, but the roads are hilly, and this combined with busy rural
communities + a border crossing can make it a long day of ±7h00.
Overnight: Hawane Lodge – Chalet – twin bed en suite rooms. Swimming pool, restaurant & bar. WiFi available.
We visit a craft market near Mbabane which has a range of handmade crafts and a local witchdoctor stall! We re-enter South Africa and head to our lodge on a private game reserve situated on the Msinene Nature Reserve, where our local guide will lead us on a walk through the bushveld and riverine vegetation of the Msinene River, bird watching and game tracking. Nyala, hippo and the elusive leopard are all found on the reserve. The next day we take a game drive in Hluhluwe Game Reserve, which is a
safe haven for the embattled rhino, followed by a visit to a local Zulu community. Relax in the late afternoon with a cold drink while enjoying the views over the reserve from the lodge.
Day 5: Breakfast will be provided by the lodge
Day 5: Lunch provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group
Day 5: Dinner will be provided by the lodge
Day 6: Breakfast will be provided by the lodge
Day 6: Lunch provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group
Day 6: Dinner will be provided by the lodge
Includes: Entrance to Hluhluwe Game Reserve, morning game drive and afternoon Zulu village visit with local Zulu community guide.
Distance/time: ±295km, 6h00 actual driving time, excluding sightseeing and border formalities, we also stop for lunch and expect a travel day of ±8h00.
Overnight: Zululand Lodge, permanent tented lodge – Each permanent tented room is en suite, and raised on a wooden deck. WiFi not available.
The Drakensberg Mountains or “uKhahlamba” – the Barrier of Spears, is a 200-kilometre-long mountainous wonderland and world heritage site. From Zululand we move further south to the base of these mountains where we overnight for two nights in quaint cottages. We will spend time walking along beautiful mountain stream paths, or just enjoying the spectacular views.
En-route to the Drakensberg we will visit the Nelson Mandela Capture Site Museum and pay our respects to this great man.
Day 7: Breakfast will be provided by the lodge
Day 8: Breakfast provide by the tour leaders with the help of the group
Day 7, 8: Lunch provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group
Day 7, 8: Dinner provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group
Includes: Nelson Mandela Capture Site Museum entrance. Morning and afternoon hikes in the Drakensberg Mountains.
Distance/time: ±500km, 7h00 actual driving time, this is a busy day and with a long stop for lunch, we expect a travel day of ±8h00.
Overnight: Lotheni chalets – for 2 nights in the Drakensberg, we stay in the park chalets. Twin rooms with en-suite facilities. WiFi not available.
The Wild Coast remains a relatively untouched paradise with unspoilt stretches of dramatically beautiful coastline, open spaces and pristine forest areas. We stay overnight in Kei Mouth and the next day is free to explore the area, meet local villagers or go down to the beach.
Day 9, 10: Breakfast provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group
Day 9, 10: Lunch provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group
Day 9, 10: Dinner provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group
Distance/time: ±600km, 8h30 actual driving time on day 9, the road is slow, with cattle and lots of villages so we expect a very long travel day at ±10h00.
Optional Activities Ocean fishing & village walks.
Overnight: Benmore Lodge – twin share rooms with 1 bathroom shared between two rooms. Swimming pool, bar, restaurant, bar, internet & telephone. Free WiFi in reception.
The Addo Elephant National Park was established in 1931 to protect the last 11 wild elephants from extermination. Today more than 600 elephants roam through the area. The park also offers excellent viewing of black rhino, Cape buffalo, lion and leopard, as well as a host of other large and small mammals and over 400 species of birds in the greater park area.
Day 11: Breakfast provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group
Day 11: Lunch will be an own expense meal
Day 11: Dinner provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group
Includes: Entrance fees to Addo Elephant National park, afternoon & morning game drive.
Distance/time: ±350km, 4h30 actual driving time, we drive in the morning and aim for an afternoon game drive, we expect a travel day of ±7h30.
Optional Activities Night game drives in national park open game viewing vehicles.
Overnight: Addo National Park chalets – twin share chalet (or lodge tent) with en suite facilities. (Sandflats Guest Lodge may also be used subject to availability; these rooms are twin share en suite) Swimming pool, restaurant, telephone & floodlit waterhole.
WiFi not available.
For two nights we will stay in a lodge resort in Knysna, which is nestled on a tranquil lagoon. We will take a day trip to the Storms River mouth where there are walks up the gorge and along the rocky coast. The Tsitsikamma National Park incorporates 80km of spectacular sea and landscapes; a remote mountainous region with secluded valleys, coastal forests with deep river gorges leading down to the sea. Sample seafood at one of Knysna’ s great restaurants (own expense).
Day 12: Breakfast provide by the tour leaders with the help of the group
Day 12: Lunch provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group
Day 12: Dinner will be an own expense meal at a local restaurant
Day 13: Breakfast will be provided by the guest house
Day 13: Lunch will be an own expense meal
Day 13: Dinner will be an own expense meal at a local restaurant
Includes: Entrance fees to Tsitsikamma National Park.
Distance/time: ±350km, 4h30 actual driving time, the coastal road is relatively flat and we should make good time, we expect a total travel day of ±6h00 with stops.
Optional Activities whale watching & treetop canopy tour.
Overnight: Lagoona Inn – twin rooms with en-suite bathroom. Swimming pool, lounge & telephone & restaurant. Free WiFi in reception.
Hermanus offers some of the best land-based whale watching in the world. From June to November Southern Right whales come up from the southern oceans to calve and mate in the shallow waters around the Cape. In whale season we will take a walk along this beautiful coastline. In the summer months we will explore the flowering fynbos in Fernkloof Nature Reserve. Enjoy an evening meal out at a local restaurant (own expense).
Day 14: Breakfast provided by the guest house
Day 14: Lunch provided by the tour leaders with the help of the group
Day 14: Dinner will be an own expense meal at a local restaurant
Distance/time: ±420km, 6h00 actual driving time, excluding stops for sightseeing and lunch we expect a travel day ±8h00.
Optional Activities Whale watching by boat.
Overnight: Chesham House – rooms are twin share rooms with en-suite facilities. WiFi available in the lounge.
Cape Town is one of the most picturesque cities in the world, with the majestic Table Mountain providing its central focus. On our way into Cape Town, we visit Stellenbosch, South Africa’s renowned wine region, for wine tasting (own expense) and a cellar tour. The “mother city” has many attractions; we will visit the harbour at Hout Bay, visit Cape Point, enjoy the famous beaches and the V&A Waterfront. Optional visit to Robben Island (own expense). We sample the local fare at a variety of local restaurants
Day 15, 16: Breakfast will be provided by the guesthouse
Day 15, 16: Lunch will be an own expense meal
Day 15, 16: Dinner will be an own expense meal at a local restaurant
Includes: Cellar tour, Entrance fees to Penguin colony & Cape Point National Park.
Distance/time: Day 15 ±150km, 2h00 actual driving time, it’s a short travel day but the wine estate visit and lunch can slow us down! Arrive Cape Town late afternoon.
Day 16 ±150km, 3h30 actual driving time, but with stops, penguins and lunch it is a full day out.
Optional Activities Robben Island cruise, shark cage diving, seal colony visit.
Overnight: Sweetest Guesthouses – Sweetest Guesthouses is a collection of individually decorated houses in a metropolitan area of Cape Town near the V&A Waterfront.
The group may be spread amongst any of the houses, within walking distance of each other, and the group breakfasts will be taken in the same house. Rooms are twin with en suite facilities. (Or similar guest house). WiFi available.
In the morning we climb Table Mountain, offering panoramic views over Cape Town reaching out into the bay and Robben Island. Having explored the highlights of the Rainbow Nation we take a last look at Cape Town and catch up on curio shopping in the afternoon before your tour ends at 18:00 at the guest house.
Day 17: Breakfast will be provided by the guesthouse
Day 17: Lunch will be an own expense meal
Day 17: N/A
Includes: Guided walk up Table Mountain
The distance and time travel times are and estimate only, and subject to local road conditions.
The accommodation specified above and in the itinerary, is a guide only and is subject to availability. Alternatives will be of a similar standard, and accommodation changes will be made without notice.
Zululand Lodge is part of the Msinene Conservancy located in Northern KwaZulu-Natal. The Conservancy concentrates on land conservation, education and anti-poaching. Giraffe, zebra and wildebeest have been reintroduced to the conservancy. The Rainbow Route stays on the conservancy and your patronage helps to fund conservation in the area.
Wanneer je alleen reist word je ingedeeld met iemand van hetzelfde geslacht. Wens je een eigen kamer? Per reis zijn er een paar eenpersoonskamers beschikbaar onder voorbehoud voor €480 p.p.
Voor deze tour is de ZAR het meest gangbaar. Een creditcard en pinpas wordt soms geaccepteerd in lodges, restaurants, activiteiten centra en supermarkten.
We raden aan om de dag voor vertrek al aan te komen in Afrika. Deze boeken we op verzoek voor je bij (slaapzaal/dorm of eigen kamer).
We raden aan om via ons een luchthaven transfer bij aankomst te boeken. Iemand wacht je op met een naambordje. Hierdoor weet je dat je niet wordt opgelicht en naar de juiste accommodatie wordt gebracht.