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Twenty One Day Tour

OXWAGON TRAIL 

DAY 01 DEPARTURE TO SOUTH AFRICA BRUSSELS OR SCHIPOL

Depart from country of original to South Africa - Johannesburg International Airport.

africa travel tours kruger national park cape town south africaDAY 02 JOHANNESBURG - PRETORIA – WATERVAL ONDER

Arrival Johannesburg International Airport. The official Satour Guide will meet you. After an informative city tour of Pretoria we will drive to Waterval Onder, where we will have dinner and overnight.


DAY 03 PANORAMAROUTE -HAZYVIEW

The beautiful Panorama Route awaits us with its splendid landscapes: Blyde River Canyon, Three Rondawels, Bourke’s Luck potholes and God’s Window. We travel back in history at Pilgrims Rest to the time of the gold-diggers. (Dinner and overnight).


africa travel tours kruger national park cape town south africaDAY 04 HAZYVIEW – KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast we depart on our journey to the Kruger National Park, a wide expanse of park preserved in its original state. You will encounter a large variety of fauna and flora, birds and trees. Perhaps somewhere the Big 5 will be waiting on us, Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Buffalo and Elephant. We will have dinner and overnight in a lodge on the border of the park.


DAY 05 HAZYVIEW – SWAZILAND

We will use the Southern exit in the Kruger Park and along the sugarcane plantations head for Jeppe’s Reef. After some border formalities we enter the small kingdom of Swaziland full of traditions. This is typical Africa. In Miliwane we drive in an open jeep to Executioners Rock. Dinner and overnight in typical Beehive Swazi huts.


africa travel tours kruger national park cape town south africaDAY 06 SWAZILAND – HLUHLUWE - EZULWINI LODGE

The tour takes you along to the Southern part of Swaziland. We will cross the border at Lavimusa and enter South Africa in Maputuland. This is the northern part of Kwazulu-Natal. Fever trees (Acacia family) and hillside areas will enclose us en route to Hluhluwe National Park.


DAY 07 HLUHLUWE – ST. LUCIA – SIMUNYE

Our first stop will be at the Natural World Heritage site, the St. Lucia Wetland area. Onto the St. Lucia Lake, by boat you will be able to observe crocodiles, hippo’s and beautiful water birds. Lunch at St. Lucia. Simunye is next on our itinerary. On horseback or ox wagon we will travel down the ravine across the river into amazing scenery. The Zulus are very friendly and the African Zulu huts are decorated in the traditional style. You can experience how the Zulus live and work with a visit to the small town. A typical Zulu and Afrikaans menu for dinner. (Overnight.)


DAY 08 SIMUNYE – GIANT’S CASTLE

We depart from our Zulu experience to the Majestic Drakensberg Mountains. The environment invites you for a hike in the mountains. Afternoon free to relax. (Dinner and overnight).

africa travel tours kruger national park cape town south africaDAY 09 GIANT’S CASLTE – GOLDEN GATE

We travel along the Drakensberg Mountains the Sterkfontein dam and the beautiful sandstone formations in the Free State Province. At sunset the rock oxidation give the mountains a painting of different colours. (Dinner and overnight).

DAY 10 GOLDEN GATE – ALIWAL NORTH

Time to experience a view of the Kingdom of Lesotho. We travel through Cherry farms to a Private Game Lodge. You have time to search for bushmen paintings, relax in the hot water spa and enjoy the animals. (Dinner and overnight).


africa travel tours kruger national park cape town south africaDAY 11 ALIWAL NORTH – GRAAFF-REINET

We drive through the expansive Great Karoo (semi desert) and arrive in a jewel of the Karoo: Graaff-Reinet. (Dinner and overnight).

DAY 12 GRAAFF-REINET

Before breakfast we enjoy a drive through the Graaff-Reinette Game Park. You will encounter some animals only available in this habitat. We will then depart for an informative visit of Nieu Bethesda. The first stop at a Kindergarten with coloured children. (Cape coloureds). Thereafter we will stop at our hosts on their sheep farm, 20 000 hectares. An informative lecturer on Bushmen paintings and fossils found in the Karoo area. Typical Afrikaans lunch on the Veranda of the farmhouse is included on the programme. After lunch time to experience hand sheep shearing and more information on sheep farming in South Africa. On our return to Nieu Bethesda a final stop at the Owl House for a glimpse of a well known artist. We will just be in time for a sun-downer at the Valley of Desolation, one of the scenic landmarks in the Karoo. (Dinner and overnight).

africa travel tours kruger national park cape town south africaDAY 13 GRAAFF-REINET – TSITSIKAMMA NATIONAL PARK

A final city walk of Graaff-Reinet. We will drive through the Karoo to the Garden Route on the Cape Coast. Our lodging for the night will be the Tsitsikamma National Park, meaning place of Cool and Sparkling water. Breathtaking nature, indigenous plants, bordering the waves of the Indian Ocean. (Dinner and overnight).

DAY 14 TSITSIKAMMA NATIONAL PARK

A whole day at your own leisure. Walking, swimming or quietly relaxing at the sea front. (Dinner and overnight).

africa travel tours kruger national park cape town south africaDAY 15 TSITSIKAMMA NATIONAL PARK – KNYSNA

Today we experience the heart of the Garden Route, Knysna with its beautiful Lagoon. On route we will stop at Plettenberg Bay. In Knysna time to browse in the shops at the waterfront or enjoy an optional boat trip. Dinner and overnight in Knysna.


DAY 16 KNYSNA – SWARTBERGPAS - PRINS ALBERT

Our route takes us to Oudtshoorn across the Outeniqua Mountains. First we visit an Ostrich-farm and for all the brave, a ride on an ostrich. We then leave for the Swartberg Pass, one of the most spectacular mountain passes in South Africa. Lunch will be served at “Kobus se Gat”, where you will enjoy typical Little Karoo hospitality. On route to Prins Albert we will often make photography stops and short walks. Dinner will be a surprise. (Overnight.)

DAY 17 PRINS ALBERT - CERES

Late morning tea or coffee at the historical Matjiesfontein on route to Ceres. Private overnight on a fruit farm, enjoy real South African hospitality.


africa travel tours kruger national park cape town south africaDAY 18 CERES – STELLENBOSCH – CAPE TOWN

We travel via Worcester and the Paarl and will arrive in the wine district of Stellenbosch. Lunch and informative wine tasting at Hazendal. After a visit of Stellenbosch we depart for Table Mountain (if weather permits). On top of Table Mountain you have a panorama view of the Mother City with Robben Island in the distance. (Dinner and overnight).


DAY 19 CAPE TOWN – CAPE OF GOOD HOPE – CHAPMANSPEAK

On our way to Cape Point, the most Southern point in Cape Town, we will stop at Muizenberg, Simon’s Town and the Penguin Colony at the Boulders. At Cape Point you can take a walk with an exceptional view of both the Indian and Atlantic Oceans around you. Lunch. Via Chapmanspeak back to Cape Town following surprise farewell dinner.

africa travel tours kruger national park cape town south africaDAY 20 CAPE TOWN – HOUT BAY - FLIGHT

After a city tour of Cape Town, we are on our way to Hout Bay and a boat trip to Seal Island. We return to Cape Town and stop at the Waterfront. Lunch. Final shopping and then on route to the Airport via Bloubergstrand.

DAY 21 RETURN FLIGHT

Arrival home.

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