SA East Coast 16 DAY TOUR

South Bound

JHB – Victoria Falls - Kruger Park - Swaziland - Kwa Zulu - Transkei - Eastern Cape - Garden Route - Cape Town

Also Stunning Water that thunders at Victiria Falls; Via JHB, the Garden Route, Eastern Cape, Transkei, Kwa Zulu Natal, Swaziland and the Kruger National Park.
"A complete East Coast Explorer tour that takes you through the 
very best that South Africa has to offer".



Johannesburg

Brief Description:

This is an excellent 16-day tour that departs from Johannesburg

Detailed Description:
(16 days, 15 nights) Bed / Breakfast Basis 

Departure place: Johannesburg International Airport or other

Itinerary \:

(Day1-2)

Meet & Greet JHB International ; connect to Victoria Falls Flight.

Flights:

On arrival you will be met and transferred to Victoria Falls Hotel***** for (2) nights on a fully inclusive basis.

http://www.lhw.com/property.aspx?version=4&ext2=dtpp01&id=200&ext=Zimbabwe_Hotels

LIVINGSTONE PACKAGE - THE ROYAL LIVINGSTONE HOTEL- FLY IN

Translated – The Smoke that Thunders – is the local name for the Victoria Falls. The world-famous cascade of water provides the baseline for your journey into colonial sophistication. Its fine spray may be seen like a cloud across the bushveld, throwing rainbows hundreds of feet in the air. On the forested banks of the great Zambezi River, upstream of the mighty cataract where it thunders into the Batoka Gorge, is The Royal Livingstone. In its cool lounges and shaded verandas, you will encounter the elegance and luxury of an earlier, more courteous age.
Colonial style luxury hotel with an unsurpassed view of the spray

Stay in style...The Royal Livingstone is a luxurious colonial style five star hotel on the Zambian side of Vic Falls which offers an un surpassed view of the spray of the Victoria Falls.

Enjoy the rays of the African sun around the focal point of the hotel’s scenery, the sparking and inviting Victorian themed pool.  As the day fades and the lengthening of shadows bring cool relief, you can wander down to the sundeck to marvel at the grand sweep of the watery horizon burnt gold by the sinking sun, whilst sipping sundowners in the most romantic setting.

This is the unique promise of The Royal Livingstone Hotel – Zambia’s most spectacularly diverse wilderness experience offers exquisite style and intimacy against a backdrop of wild Africa in all her splendour.  There’s no better place to contemplate the unrivalled majesty of the Victoria Falls on your doorstep than the utterly unique Royal Livingstone Hotel, where zebras enjoy the wandering across the lawn.

This Zambia vacation includes:
Return flights Johannesburg - Livingstone
Accommodation in a standard room
Breakfast daily
Free access to the Zambian side of Victoria Falls

AND a Zambezi River cruise with drinks and snacks

Aptional ACTIVITIES
Game drives into the Mosi-Oa -Tunya National Park
Cultural visits
Adventure activities such as white water rafting, canoeing, river boarding,
bungi jumping, micro-lighting and helicopter flights etc. can be booked
Mosi -Oa-Tunya National Park


(Day3)

Transfer Airport Flight / JHB / meet and greets you at JHB International Airport / Depart to magnificent Mpumalanga /Pilgrims Rest/ Pilgrims Rest (diggers town) An old gold / Hazyview

Accommodation: Highgrove House **** BB

http://www.highgrove.co.za/

Lunch: En Route Excl

Supper: Excl

 

(Day 4)

Early morning Balloon flight with Cathy from Balloons over Africa – AWESOME !!!!

http://balloonsoverafrica.co.za/

BALLOONS OVER AFRICA offers scenic hot air balloon flights in the beautiful Sabie River valley, near Hazyview in Mpumalanga. Hazyview is a small town situated about halfway between the southern section of the Kruger Park, and the scenic attractions of the Northern Drakensberg escarpment – a convenient location from which to explore the whole area!

Balloon flights take place at sunrise while the air is still cool and stable, before the earth heats up. In windy, rainy or otherwise marginal conditions the pilot will postpone or cancel the flight – safety is the prime consideration – but generally flying conditions are good, and the cancellation rate is low. Balloon flights are offered all year round in this area.




Depart Blyde river Canyon, Bourke Luck Potholes, to the Orpen Gate of Kruger National Park to our rest camp.

We spend the whole day game driving.

Accommodation: Hamiltons Tented Camp ***** Kruger National DBB

http://www.krugerpark.co.za/Kruger_Park_Private_Concession_Lodging-travel/hamiltons-tented-camp.html

Game drives, bush walks


Hamilton's Tented Camp accommodates in 6 magnificently appointed romantic tents overlooking the Ngwenyeni Dam. Each luxury safari tents in Kruger Park has a romantic slipper bath, out door shower overlooking the Ngwenyeni dam and a private verandah. Hamilton's Tented Camp attractions, facilities and services include game drives, sightseeing, bush walks, bird watching in the hide overlooking the waterhole, swimming pool and butler service for the luxury safari tents in Kruger Park.

The camp is unfenced and wildlife moves freely throughout the camp, it is the responsibility of the parents to ensure that their children are accompanied at all times. Children under the ages of 8 may only visit if one of the camps is booked for the exclusive use of a party.

Lunch: En Route Excl

 

(Day 5)

We spend the whole day game driving and top the action with a night drive on open vehicles.

Accommodation: Hamiltons Tented Camp ***** Kruger National DBB

Hamilton's Tented Camp luxury tents offer silver service, personalized cuisine, a secluded swimming pool for ultimate privacy and an open tented lounge for your luxurious accommodation in Kruger Park. Hamilton's Tented Camp, luxury tents have mosquito nets, slipper baths and an air-conditioner and ceiling fans for your accommodation in Kruger Park.

Hamilton's Tented Camp guest sleep in 6 magnificently appointed romantic tents overlooking the Ngwenyeni Dam. You sleep in large king size beds for your lodging in Kruger Park. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with built in showers.

Hamilton's Tented Camp meal times are not to be missed. Breakfast is at 09:00am – 10:30am, Lunch is at 14pm – 15pm and dinner is at 8:30pm. Check in time is between 11am – 14pm, check out time is at 11am at Hamilton's. The water is safe to drink, while bottled water is placed in your room courtesy of Hamilton's Tented Camp.

Hamilton's Tented Camp activities and attractions offer 2 game drives daily for your suggested itinerary in Kruger Park. In summer morning drives depart at 05:30am and evening drives depart at 17:30pm. In winter morning drives depart at 06am and evening drives depart at 16pm, for a safari in Kruger Park.

Hamilton's Tented Camp morning game drives last about 3 hours. Evening game drives last about 4 hours with a stop for sundowners before viewing nocturnal animals on your safari in Kruger Park. Hamilton's Tented Camps dress code is casual, with a congenial atmosphere. Tea and coffee is available in the lounge area at no additional charge and a fully licensed bar is available.

 

(Day 6)

Today we drive into the Kingdom of Swaziland via Malelane Gate, Piggs Peak / Mbabane / Ngwenya Glass works & craft markets

We sleep over at Mbabane.

Accommodation: Mountain Inn Hotel BB / Swaziland

http://www.mountaininn.sz/

Mountain Inn is the executive and diplomat’s choice for comfort, convenience and information networking. Swaziland’s most personal hotel-situated only 4kms from Mbabane center - is a professional, yet family run establishment.

Lunch: Excl

Supper: Excl



(Day 7)

Swazi candle factory / mile long Craft centre / depart for South Africa via Golela Border Gate. North Kwa Zulu, St Lucia a world heritage site and a boat trip on Lake St. Lucia for Hippo, birds & Crocodiles.

Depart for unique Shakaland with traditional Zulu music, dance & culture in the valley of 1000 hills.

Cultural experience situated on the old battlefields of King Shaka, this is a life interaction with the ways, traditions, song and dance of the once feared Zulu Nation.

Accommodation: Shakaland *** Hotel DBB / please note only 3 star rating but Hotel and food is superb and the experience is unforgettable

Lunch: Inc

Supper: Inc

 

(Day 8)

Depart via North Coast for Durban, the beautiful coastal. Visit the Shaka Marine World.

Accommodation: Lynton Hall ***** DBB

http://www.lyntonhall.co.za/ / http://www.lyntonhall.co.za/contact-dining.php

One of the most famous aspects of Lynton Hall is its individually appointed rooms. While many have returned to the estate for its superb cuisine, most of the guests return again and again because "their" room provides a sense of comfort and luxury in the grand old traditions of a manor house.

Being one of South Africa's leading boutique hotels, the 5 Star luxury offered to guests provides for a memorable stay. Whether it is purely a luxury holiday, a vacation with special friends, a golf tour with a difference, a once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon or that private and discreet get-away with a very important someone - Lynton Hall offers tranquility and beauty in all the important things you need and want.

With nine beautifully appointed rooms and two luxury suites, why not browse the options below and select the setting most fitting for your stay?

All our rooms have the finest linen and perfectly made beds, something for which Lynton Hall has become recognized. We believe nothing makes one feel more special than sinking into a comfortable, clean, well made bed.

The Molly & Lewis suites are the most spacious in the hotel with king-sized beds, separate sitting areas and over-sized bathrooms. They are decorated in a gentle style to reflect their position in the garden, in an original single storey cottage, close to the main building. The furniture is a combination of family pieces and specially commissioned work by renowned South African furniture maker, Pierre Cronje.

Each suite has a ceiling fan, air conditioning, under-floor heating, DSTV, mini-bar, hair dryer and private safe.

Through the dedication and commitment of our entire staff we have been fortunate to be recognized with the following awards:



Lunch: Excl

Supper: Excluded.

 

(Day 9)

Depart for Transkei via Port Edward, Kokstad to Umtata capital of the Transkei. We are in the rural heartland of the Xhosa Nation, a region where the 21st Century and yesterday have not met.



Ciskei to East London on the Buffalo River. On via Grahamstown in Frontier Country to the Sunshine Coast via Jeffry Bay and Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape. We do a city tour of PE

Accommodation: Hacklewood Hill Country House ***** BB

http://www.portfoliocollection.com/go/Hacklewood-Hill-Country-House/

Discover serenity, luxury and privacy at this elegant Victorian Country House, set in a lush country garden, abundant with birdlife. Polished wood, richly coloured walls, fine fabrics, antiques and roaring fireplaces add to the character and charm of this classic Country House. Creative cordon bleu cuisine is served with flair in an intimate, stylish setting. Delight your palate with an array of classical dishes with a modern twist. For wine lovers, an impressive collection of vintage wines is housed in the authentic wine cellar. Generous breakfasts and light lunches are served on the verandah. Spacious luxury bedrooms offer modern comforts and each leads onto a private balcony overlooking the garden. The elegance of the Victorian era continues in the spacious bathrooms with feature bathtubs, separate showers, heated towel rails, terry towel bathrobes and romantic candles. Sparkling pool with secluded lounging areas and a tennis court add to the relaxed atmosphere. Free wireless internet. Exclusive executive meeting venue. Beaches, coastal walks, picnics, horse riding, scuba diving, bay cruises, yachting, historical tours and golf (clubs available) nearby. TGCSA 5-Star Hotel.

Lunch: Excl

Supper: Excluded.

 

(Day 10)

We enter the famous Garden Route via the Tsitsikamma Region to Plettenberg Bay and Natures Valley, thick green indigenous forests with its Yellowwood and giants and tree ferns. through the passes of Bobbejaans and Blou Krans passes with the highest 216 meter Bungi jump in the world. Tsitsikamma National Park hanging on the rocky coastline with forests

and sea

.

 We head for Knysna jewel of the Garden Route

Accommodation: Augusta Bay Guest House***** BB

http://www.augustabay.com/

Lunch: Excl.

Supper:  Excl.

 

(Day 11)

Today we visit a local Black pre-school facility and have a cultural interaction / leisure time for shopping and laundry / sundowners cruise on the Lagoon & check out some African arts and crafts.

Accommodation: Augusta Bay Guest House***** BB

Lunch: Excl.

Supper: Waterfront Excl.

 

(Day 12)

Depart via George / Outeniqua Pass to the Little Karoo / Oudtshoorn, centre of the Ostrich Kingdom, off to Ostrich Show Farm where you can see, feel, touch, sit on and ride one / Cheetah farm /Wine tasting / Cango Caves set in the mysterious Swart Berg Mountains

Accommodation: Rosenhof Selected Guest House***** DBB

http://www.rosenhof.co.za/

Lunch: Ostrich Incl

Supper:  Excl

 

(Day 13)

Depart vis famous Route 62 for Cape Town via Calitzdorp, Montagu, Worcester and the Hugenot Tunnel.

To relax at the end of your African Journey we have chosen Accommodation that is central, warm and

Accommodation: Mountain Marina - Premier Apartments ***** BB + Private Chef for breakfast

http://www.mountainmarina.com/

book package



Mountain Marina is a collection of one, two and three bedroom apartments overlooking the yachts basin in the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.

Here in the heart of Cape Town, you can enjoy the luxury of your own spacious residence that not only guarantees peace and quiet, but also complete privacy and independence.

The essence of Mountain Marina simply equates to : " Unrivaled comfort and elegance on the Water´s Edge offering a world-class location with Table Mountain as a majestic backdrop "

The location offers unique, marina-style splendour in one of the most sought after locations in the world. Whether one chooses a one-bedroom luxury apartment or a superior 3 bedroom penthouse, each comprises modern, spacious, air-conditioned bedrooms with separate lounges and dining areas.

The apartments are serviced on a daily basis and there are a number of additional services available to guests, to equal that of a top 5-star Hotel in the Mother City. Services range from `in-room´ massage and beauty treatments, to private chefs, serving fantastic cuisine.

Satellite television, DVD players, Stereo and internet connections are standard to all the apartments, and guests have access to three swimming pools and a gym.

"Peace, quiet, complete privacy and independence are guaranteed while you enjoy your own piece of heaven on earth".



Lunch: Excl.

Supper: Excluded.

 

(Day 14)

Cape Town  / sightseeing tour of Cape Town including the Cable Car (weather permitting) up Table Mountain

Malay quarter, Cape Castle, Robben Island (Mandelas Prison)

Accommodation: Mountain Marina - Premier Apartments ***** BB

Supper: Excluded

 

(Day 15)

Peninsula tour and we travel along the Atlantic Seaboard via Seapoint, Bantry Bay, Clifton, Bakoven, see the Fish Market in Hout Bay, visit the Seal Colony by ocean going vessel /interact with the Jack-ass Penguins /On along the coastal drive along False Bay on to Cape Point National Park.

funicular to the top of the look out point, hundreds of feet above the pounding surf and the place where the mighty Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet / relaxing cruise on a sailing ship on Table Bay experiencing the African Sunset at its best with enough Champagne to swim in.

Lunch: Exc.

Accommodation: Mountain Marina - Premier Apartments ***** BB

Supper: Excluded

 

(Day 16)

Some Waterfront shopping if time allows then transfer to Cape Town International Airport you will meet your International flight.

Included:

Zimbabwe Package with return flights / exclude airport taxes (Aprox.R1650 pp) ,

All entrance fees except where it is excluded.

All transfers

English guide

Transport Air-con 6/21 Seater car/ minibus/coach

All accommodation bed, breakfast 5 star where possible

Selected lunch & suppers as per itinerary

Portage.

All game drives, open 4x4 vechiles, spotlights.

Excluded is:

Airport taxes (Aprox.R1650 pp) Victoria Falls

Alcoholic drinks

Tips and gratuities

Items of personal nature.

Tariff per person sharing:

 R 48,550.00 per person

Single Supplement R 12,680.00

Last revised: 2010

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