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20 Day South Africa Explorer Safari Tour

A Guided Safari Adventure Tour in South Africa

In comfortable 3-star rated styled lodges, hotels and bungalows

Starts: Johannesburg

Ends: Cape Town

20 Days / 19 Nights in South Africa

Half board – See Meals below

From £2949 pp sharing Exc. Flights

2020 Prices: Scheduled Departures

£2949 – pp Sharing
£758 – Single Supplement
£30 – Pre Night pp Sharing (Single £40)
£70 – Post Night pp Sharing (Single £124)
£22 – Arrival Private Airport Transfers (Depart £22)

Deposit Payment to secure booking only 30%

South Africa Explorer

Tour Description

Your 20 day adventure starts with the eclectic buzz of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, then onwards in search of the big and small five while on safari in Kruger National Park followed by a wind down at Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary where zebra and warthog are likely to casually wander into your camp. Travel through the warm sub-tropical climate of the Durban area to the majestic Drakensberg range and the spectacular sandstone formations of Golden Gate Highlands National Park. Marvel at the beauty of the Mountain Kingdom of eSwatini (Swaziland), look for elephants in Addo Elephant National Park and rare birds in the Tsitsikamma National Park. Taste wine in Stellenbosch and explore the bustling city of Cape Town. With time to explore on your own, you will soak up the beauty and diversity of South Africa. Several nights of comfortable accommodation and transport in a Mercedes Sprinter luxury midi-bus ensure that you will experience the best this region has on offer.

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Scheduled Departure Dates

2020 Dates

  • Sun 12th Jan to Fri 31st Jan
  • Sat 8th Feb to Thu 27th Feb
  • Sat 22nd Feb to Thu 12th Mar
  • Tue 10th Mar to Sun 29th Mar
  • Tue 24th Mar to Sun 12th Apr
  • Fri 10th Apr to Wed 29th Apr
  • Fri 24th Apr to Wed 13th May

2020 Dates

  • Mon 11th May to Sat 30th May
  • Mon 25th May to Sat 13th Jun
  • Thu 11th Jun to Tue 30th Jun
  • Thu 25th Jun to Tue 14th Jul
  • Sun 12th Jul to Fri 31st Jul
  • Sun 26th Jun to Fri 14th Aug
  • Wed 12th Aug to Mon 31st Aug

2020 Dates

  • Wed 26th Aug to Mon 14th Sep
  • Sat 12th Sep to Thu 1st Oct
  • Sat 26th Sep to Thu 15th Oct
  • Tue 13th Oct to Sun 1st Nov
  • Thu 26th Nov to Tue 15th Dec

2020 Dates

  • Wed 30th Dec to Mon 18th Jan 2021
  • Sat 16th Jan to Thu 4th Feb 2021
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Tour Information

South Africa Explorer Guided Lodge SAFARI TOUR SUMMARY

  • PHYSICAL RATING / TRIP PACE
    • Medium/Adventurous
    • Our tours are of an adventurous nature and some activities could require a person to be actively involved, so we require all participants to be “young at heart”, in good health and have a flexible outlook on problem-solving and participation in a group setting. You need to be fit enough to take your own luggage in and out of the vehicle and carry it to and from your room. You need to be able to travel long distances on some days and you must be able to get in and out of an overland safari vehicle with ease and un-assisted.
  • TRANSPORT
    • In a Mercedes Sprinter luxury midi-bus to ensure your comfort and safety – 12 Seater.
  • MEALS 
    • 19 breakfasts, 9 Dinners.
  • ACCOMMODATION 
    • Hotel (5 nts), Bungalow/Lodge (14 nts).

South Africa Explorer Guided Lodge SAFARI TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Kruger National Park:
    • Enjoy a full day’s game drive in Kruger National Park, with a multitude of plant, bird and animal species ready for you to discover
  • eSwatini (Swaziland):
    • Known as eSwatini’s pioneer conservation area that covers 4,560 hectares, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary gives you the opportunity to experience some of Africa’s wildlife on horseback, bicycle or on foot.
  • St Lucia:
    • Greater St Lucia Wetlands, also known as the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. This UNESCO recognized area includes lakes, beaches, coral reefs, wetlands, woodlands, coastal forests, and grasslands supporting a wide variety of animal, bird, and marine life.
  • Golden Gate Highlands National Park:
    • This area is home to numerous caves and shelters displaying San (Bushmen) rock paintings, you might spot wildlife such as mongoose, eland, zebra and over a 100-bird species
  • Addo Elephant National Park:
    • Two days filled with game viewing opportunities
  • Tsitsikamma National Park:
    • Located in the scenic Garden Route – choose from self-guided hikes, black water tubing, Bloukrans bungee jumping, treetop canopy tours, abseiling and much more.
  • Cape Town:
    • Most popular tourist destination in Africa. Highlights include Table Mountain, V&A Waterfront & Aquarium, The Castle of Good Hope, Cape of Good Hope, Clifton’s 4th beach, Cape Malay Bo-Kaap, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens to name a few.
  • Stellenbosch:
    • The second oldest European settlement in South Africa. Celebrate a great holiday with a wine tasting at one of the many wine farms that Stellenbosch is known for.

This South Africa Explorer Guided Lodge SAFARI Tour INCLUDES

  • Scheduled Group Arrival Airport Transfers
  • All accommodation, meals and activities as specified above
  • Services of tour leader, driver and expert local guides as per activities throughout
  • Ground transfers for all listed activities/transfers
  • Entrance Fees:
    • Kruger National Park, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Golden Gate Highlands National Park, Addo Elephant National Park, Tsitsikamma National Park, Diaz Museum, Cape Point, Boulders Beach
  • Activities:
    • Game Drive in Private Vehicle in Kruger National Park, St. Lucia – Boat Cruise, Game Drive in Addo Elephant Park, Diaz Museum Tour, Wine Tasting Tour, Cape of Good Hope, Boulders Beach
  • All local taxes and VAT, entry and conservation fees for all activities listed
  • Assistance with flights, travel checklists

This South Africa Explorer Guided Lodge Safari Tour EXCLUDES

  • Flights
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Group Departure Airport Transfers
  • Gratuities, personal travel insurance, items of personal nature
  • Accommodation pre/post this Safari
Full Map - JCL Lodge Safari
Route map of Johannesburg to Cape Town Guided Safari Tour

Flights

This Safari starts in Johannesburg and ends in Cape Town. Our Safari Travel Partners will be able to assist with your long haul flights to/from Johannesburg for the start of the Safari, and with your return flights from Cape Town at the end of your Safari, as well as any other regional flights, transfers or accommodation. Alternatively, guests are most welcome to source and book own flights.

Extend Your Safari

Interested in extending your trip whilst in Southern Africa?  We have plenty of exciting suggestions to make the most of your time in the region.  Please contact us for ideas.

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