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About the Activity

  • Get ready for a fun tour of South Africa on this 9 day 8 night tour.
  • The tour starts on arrival at Cape Town International Airport where a tour representative will guide you to your hotel.
  • You will be driving to the various location and will be driving the car by yourself. 
  • Over the course of the tour you will cover the best of Cape Town and visit Johannesburg where you will tour Da Gama Lake, Hulala, Kruger National Park, Blyde River Canyon and Makalali Private Game Reserve among others.
  • The tour ends at departure from O.R. Tambo International Airport. The tour includes accommodation, transport, meals and a lot of sightseeing and activities.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 -

    Arrive at Cape Town International Airport, clear customs, and continue through to the Arrivals Terminal, where a travel expert will meet you and assist you with collecting your rental vehicle for the first leg of your self-drive travel.

    Go directly to your hotel, the Milnerton Hotel.

    Freshen up and enjoy the rest of your day as you please

    Meals included: None

  • Day 2 -

    After breakfast, you could choose to drive to Cape Point where you can visit the Boulders Beach Penguin Colony in Simon’s Town and get acquainted with quirky African Penguins, an excellent option for admirers of indigenous fauna.

    Visit the Chapman’s Peak Drive, a spectacular coastal drive with 114 curves through its 9 km trail between Hout Bay and Noordhoek.

    Walk around Mariner’s Wharf in Hout Bay, tasting the local delicacies, is as good as an evening can get.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 3 -

    After breakfast, head out for another day of sightseeing.

    Visit the Winelands and enjoy a relaxing day travelling across mountains and passes of the fertile valleys of Cape Winelands, absorbing its fascinating history.

    You could also visit the historical towns of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, and Paarl, or pick the cellar tour that involves a couple of hours of serious wine-tasting.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Day 4 -

    After breakfast, head to Cape Town International Airport, drop off your local rental vehicle, and proceed for your check-in to O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg.

    On arrival at Johannesburg, continue through to the car rental company at O.R. Tambo, collect your vehicle and head off to your lodge at Mpumalanga.

    Arrive at your lodge, which is situated on the shores of the Da Gama Lake in what is perhaps the most beautiful part of Lowveld.

    Your lodge, the Hulala, is known for its hospitality and pampering, and you’re bound to have a great time.

    The Hulala is located very close to White River, Hazyview, the Panorama Route, and Kruger National Park, so depending on how much time you have left of this day, you could choose to visit any one of these places.

    Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

  • Day 5 -

    After breakfast, you could head out to Blyde River Canyon.

    The mountain landscape stretching over the Klein Drakensburg escarpment is quite something, and this route is known as the ‘Panorama Route’, for its many wide-angle views of stunning mountain country. Next, you could head to Mac Mac Falls, which was declared a national monument in the 1990s. Cement pathways and stone steps with safety railings provide access to the best viewpoints, from where one can see the two cascades plunging into the deep densely wooded chasm, with the river twisting 65 m below.

    Meals included: Breakfast and Dinner

  • Day 6 -

    After breakfast, continue on your self-drive journey to Makalali Private Game Reserve, which is considered one of the pioneers in South African ecotourism.

    The reserve is home to over a thousand wild animals including Africa’s Big Five, the lion, the elephant, the buffalo, the rhino, and the leopard.

    Go on open air game drives with experienced guides, or on guided bush walks, and get acquainted with a whole new world of animals, their habits, and habitat.

    Starting from lunch, get ready for an equally fascinating culinary journey at Makalali.

    Go on an afternoon game drive after lunch and get back in time for dinner.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 7 -

    Head out early on a game drive, before you settle down to a South African bush breakfast.

    A lot of your time is spent on game drives, long walks, and relaxing between the drives.

    On all your drives, you will be accompanied by highly skilled and qualified rangers.

    This is for Day 7 and 8.

    Meals included for Day 7: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    Meals included for Day 8: Breakfast

  • Day 9 -

    After breakfast, continue on a self-drive basis to O.R. Tambo International Airport and hand over your rental vehicle, before you check-in for your flight back home.

Stay

    7
  • Twin sharing basis stay
  • 7
  • Days 1 to 3: The Leisure Bay Luxury Suites
  • 7
  • Days 4 and 5: Hulala Lakeside Lodge
  • 7
  • Days 6 to 9: Makalali Game Lodge

Meal

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  • No meals on Day 1
  • 7
  • Breakfast included on Days 2 to 8
  • 7
  • Dinner included on Days 4, 5, 6 and 7
  • 7
  • Lunch dinner included on Days 6 and 7

Activity

    7
  • Sightseeing

Transport

    7
  • Self Driven rental car
  • 7
  • Transfer to and from airport

Things To Carry

    7
  • Sunscreen
  • 7
  • Camera
  • 7
  • Sunglasses
  • 7
  • Hat
  • 7
  • Comfortable footwear
  • 7
  • Basic medication
  • 7
  • Important travel documents
  • 7
  • International driving licence

Advisory

    7
  • This is a self driven tour

Tour Type

    7
  • This is a private tour

Cancellation Policy

    7
  • Cancellation after confirmation with payment before 30 days of the commencement of tour: 10% of the value of the tour package or Rs. 5000, whichever is less
  • 7
  • Cancelling the tour 30 to 20 days before commencement of the tour: 25% of the value of the package
  • 7
  • Cancelling 19-15 days before commencing of the tour: 50% of the tour cost
  • 7
  • Cancelling 14-11 days before commencement of the tour: 75% of the tour cost
  • 7
  • Cancelling before 10 days or less before the tour date: No refund for the tour

Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 15 business days

Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
  • 7
  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
  • 7
  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.

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