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Best of South Africa

from R26,415.00

Explore South Africa from Johannesburg to Cape Town in 15 days. This extraordinary journey will highlight the unbelievable diversity that South Africa has to offer. Big 5 game viewing in the Kruger National Park & experience Cape Town.

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    • Activity Level Fairly Easy
    • Group Size Large Group
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    All about the Best of South Africa.

    Highlights

    Big 5 game viewing in the Kruger National Park
    Fascinating cultures of the Swazi & Zulu kingdoms
    Extraordinary mountain scenery along Mpumalanga’s Eastern Escarpment and the Southern
    Drakensberg Mountains
    Enjoy the scenic splendour of the Garden Route
    Experience the diversity of beautiful Cape Town

    Tour Departs: 
    Selected Sunday departures

    Tour Notes: 
    Minimum 2 guests

    All departures are in English

    Accommodation check-in on Day 1 is from 14h00. Shuttle service on Day 1 starts at 06h15 and ends at 22h00. If you are arriving on a very early morning or late evening flight, please inform your Travel Agent, in order to make alternative transfer arrangements.

    VISA REQUIREMENTS: This tour travels through Swaziland and Lesotho. Please check visa requirements, as certain nationalities may require visas in order to travel through Swaziland and Lesotho

    Optional excursions on Days 3, 5, 6, 8 and 14 available for pre-booking, allowing you to enhance the journey while on tour.

    Rack rates valid 01/01/19 – 31/12/19

    DAY 3 – TUESDAY – KRUGER NATIONAL PARK – FULL DAY OPEN VEHICLE 

    SAFARI – Priced from R 1 195.00 per person 

    Join a full day open vehicle safari with a highly qualified field guide who is eager to share their knowledge and passion for this unique wilderness area. 

    DAY 5 – THURSDAY – HLUHLUWE-IMFOLOZI PARK – AFTERNOON OPEN VEHICLE SAFARI 

    Priced from R 830.00 per person

    Enjoy an afternoon, 3 hour open vehicle safari into the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park, Africa’s oldest game reserve and world renowned for its highly successful white rhino conservation programme. 

    DAY 6 – FRIDAY – ST LUCIA – GAME VIEWING BOAT CRUISE

    Priced from R 340.00 per person 

    Enjoy a game viewing boat cruise in St Lucia (depending on weather conditions), getting up close to the sights and sounds of hippos and crocodiles and marvelling at the plentiful birdlife. 

    DAY 8 – SUNDAY – SANI PASS 4X4 ADVENTURE TOUR

    Priced from R 1 340.00 per person 

    Join a 4×4 tour up Sani Pass and into the tiny mountain Kingdom of Lesotho (passport required) which includes lunch at the highest pub in Africa. 

    DAY 14 – SATURDAY – CAPE TOWN – KAAPSE STORIES DINNER THEATRE

    Priced from R 810.00 per person

    Enjoy an evening of song, theatre and delicious Cape food that serves as a perfect welcome to the Mother City. 

    DAY 14 – SATURDAY – CAPE TOWN – FULL DAY CAPE PENINSULA TOUR

    Priced from R 1 250.00 per person

    Join this full day tour that explores the dramatic coastline of the Cape Peninsula including a visit to Boulders Beach penguin colony (entrance fee for own account) and Cape Point Nature Reserve. 

    DAY 14 – SATURDAY – CAPE TOWN – FULL DAY CAPE WINELANDS TOUR

    Priced from R 1 090.00 per person

    While South Africa’s fertile valleys are world famous for their crisp white and classic French-style red wines, the area is also a treasury of rustic beauty and sprawling estates shaded by giant oak trees. Visit the country’s principal wine routes of Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. 

     

    MAP & ATTRACTIONS

    Day One – Johannesburg

    Shuttle transfer to hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure.

    WHY GUIDED

    Africa – Explored, Experienced & Enjoyed

    Southern Africa is well-known as one of the world’s best destinations for guided tours and safaris. The area is vast, and there are so many diverse attractions that you can get the most out of your holiday by accessing professional and trusted advice, itinerary design, planning, logistics and expert guidance. No limits tours, guided holidays are also sociable and fun, enabling you to connect with people while enjoying all the enthralling adventure, magnificent beauty and amazing variety that southern Africa has to offer.

    The many advantages of a guided holiday include that you are guaranteed high standards of safety, reliability and quality.No Limits Tours offers you safe luxury transport. Excellent accommodation and fine dining. Fully supported by professional and caring service.

    There’s no better way to encounter the best of Africa than to sit back and take it easy, knowing that all the details that make for a relaxing memorable holiday are completely taken care of. You are free to have fun – to fully explore, experience and enjoy a continent so rich in culture and heritage, peoples and places, astonishing wildlife, and spectacular scenery.

    No Limits Tour tracks its origins back to 2004 – that’s more than 15 years of enthusiasm and expertise invested in engaging traveling and touring in Africa, the world’s most adventurous, evocative and beautiful continent! Today, we take pride in being one of Southern Africa’s most well-established and best-known quality tour operations. When it comes to safety and logistics, planning and execution, we leave nothing to chance. When it comes to exploration and experience, engagement and enjoyment we make everything possible!

     

     

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • 14 breakfasts
    • 4 dinners
    • Accommodation
    • Porterage
    • Transport
    • Sightseeing as specified
    • Kruger Park conservation levy (conservation levies are subject to increase without prior notice and are at the discretion of the game park)
    1. Day One Johannesurg

      Upon arrival you will be met and assisted to your shuttle transfer service to the hotel. You have the remainder of the day at leisure until 19h00 when we all meet at the hotel reception for a briefing on the tour and a chance to meet up with your fellow travellers. 

    2. Day Two  Mpumalanga

      This morning we leave for Mpumalanga, dropping several hundred feet into the lush subtropical region of the Lowveld. Travel along the circular Panorama Route via Graskop, visiting the view sites of the Blyde River Canyon, one of the natural wonders of Africa, gasp at the glory of God’s Window, with a boundless view of mountains and fertile plains, and finally visit Bourke’s Luck Potholes before heading to Hazyview. [B] 

       

       

    3. Day Three  Kruger National Park

      We have a bright and early start to the day in order to experience the wonders of exploring the Kruger National Park in our closed vehicle. Spend a morning looking out for the Big 5 in the Kruger National Park. The Kruger National Park is an internationally renowned game reserve of nearly 2 million hectares and supports the largest variety of wildlife species on the African continent. Keep an eye out for the wonderful flora and bird life that abounds. We return to our hotel around lunchtime and your afternoon is at leisure. [BP]

    4. Day Four  Swaziland

      This morning after breakfast, we check out and depart on our journey to Swaziland. We proceed south to Malelane and then onto Swaziland where this afternoon you will visit a real Chief’s village and have the fantastic opportunity to gain an authentic knowledge of traditional Swazi culture. [BL] 

       

       

    5. Day Five  Hluhluwe

      This morning we journey through Swaziland into Zululand. Our journey continues into the Kingdom of KwaZulu-Natal where ancient traditions and modern cultures of both Zulu and Settler have combined into a vibrant society living in peace and harmony. Arrive this afternoon in the Hluhluwe area for your overnight stay. [B]

    6. Day Six  Durban (Umhlanga) – Port Elizabeth

      Guests have the option to lie in or take an optional morning boat cruise (for own account) or simply soak up the atmosphere of the tourist town of St Lucia before heading off later in the morning towards Durban. An orientation tour introduces us to this multicultural, vibrant seaside city before arriving at our hotel in the late afternoon. [B] 

       

    7. Day Seven Umhlanga

      This morning enjoy a leisurely breakfast or perhaps take an early morning cab ride to the bustling Umhlanga Beach for a stroll along the Promenade mile which buzzes with energy as surfers, joggers and cyclists take to this seaside playground. Then we head inland to the majestic Southern Drakensberg Mountains. We proceed on a visit to the 300 foot high Howick Falls, continuing through the Southern Midlands Meander Route, arriving at our hotel mid-afternoon. Your afternoon is at leisure to soak up the surroundings, or go fishing, hiking and even horse riding in the clean mountain air (for own account). [BD]

       

    8. Day Eight Southern Drakensberg Mountains

      Full day at leisure to soak up the surroundings of the magnificent Southern Drakensberg Mountains. There are also many leisure activities to be enjoyed at the Resort. [BD]

    9. Day Nine  Eastern Cape

      This morning we continue south to the Eastern Cape, entering the fourth of the provinces and the birth place of Nelson Mandela (fondly known as Madiba). En route we see the old traditional way of life in the homeland area formerly known as the Transkei and stop for lunch outside the capital of Umtata. We continue via Nelson Mandela’s birth place and house, arriving late afternoon at our accommodation in Chintsa East, on the beautiful, unspoilt Eastern Cape Coast. [BD] 

       

    10. Day Ten Port Elizabeth

      We awake to the sounds of the crashing waves and have the morning at leisure to unwind with beach sand between our toes. The beach stretches on uninterrupted for many kilometres and the thick indigenous beach forest is a haven for an amazing variety of birdlife. We set off heading south to Port Elizabeth. [B]

    11. Day Eleven  Knysna - Port Elizabeth 

      Today our journey continues towards the Cape. Visit the Tsitsikamma Forest, which provides scenic walking opportunities. A short walk to the Storms River Mouth offers some magnificent views of the gorge and river below. Arrive in Knysna late afternoon for check-in at our hotel. [BD] 

       

    12. Day Twelve Mossel Bay

      After breakfast, we travel inland over the spectacular Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, known as the ”feather capital of the world” because of its ostrich industry. We visit a working ostrich farm and then explore the famous Cango Caves. Walk (the more adventurous may crawl!) around the famous Cango Caves with their magnificent dripstone formations of stalactites and stalagmites. Overnight in Mossel Bay. [B]

    13. Day Thirteen  Cape Town

      Today’s journey ends in Cape Town. On the way we stop off in Albertinia to visit a well-known aloe factory. In the Albertinia area, the Cape Aloe grows wild on many farms, and is still harvested in the traditional, labour- 

      intensive way, providing a livelihood for unskilled, independent tappers. We drive via Swellendam, Worcester and through the Huguenot Tunnel before arriving in Cape Town in the late afternoon. [B] 

       

    14. Day Fourteen Cape Town-Pretoria

      Enjoy a day of leisure in the ”Mother City” where a visit to the V&A Waterfront is recommended. Enjoy quality time exploring this beautiful city. [B]

       

    15. Day Fifteen Cape Town International Airport

      This morning after breakfast, check out of the hotel by 11h00. The remainder of the day will be at leisure until your transfer to Cape Town International Airport. [B]

    Accommodation

    Day One 

    Set in the heart of Kempton Park, only minutes from O.R. Tambo International Airport, the 4-star Protea Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport offers an ideal location for travellers. The central theme of an aircraft hangar is addressed in high-class steel finishes and chrome lighting. The spacious rooms are elegantly furnished and have wooden floors and sound-proof windows to ensure a peaceful night. Enjoy fine cuisine at The Warehouse restaurant and a cocktail at the lounge and bar. 

    Day Two & Day Three 

    Situated on the banks of the Sabie River, Hippo Hollow Country Estate is a peaceful retreat only 10 minutes from the world-famous Kruger National Park. Its ideal location makes it the perfect spot from which to explore sights and other reserves of the Lowveld and Mpumalanga. After a busy day, guests can retreat to the comfort of 91 elegantly decorated hotel rooms and chalets. The light and spacious a la carte restaurant specialises in local seasonal food and offers a range of delectable dishes and magnificent views. 

    Day Four 

    Set in the Royal Swazi Spa Valley resort, the Lugogo Sun offers guests a warm and friendly Swazi welcome. The comfortable rooms have en suite bathrooms and all modern amenities. Enjoy relaxing at the swimming pool, or make the most of the resort facilities such as the Casino and the Spa. Delicious breakfasts and dinners are 

    served at the Llanga Restaurant and pub lunches are available at the Sportsman’s Bar. 

    Day Five 

    Rich in natural ambiance and with a distinctively African rhythm, Anew Hotel Hluhluwe invites guests to relish the untamed beauty of KwaZulu-Natal and rich cultural heritage of the Zulu people. Comfortable accommodation is in en suite rooms with all modern amenities. Enjoy refreshing sundowners on the swimming 

    pool terrace while a Zulu dance show is held under a magnificent Fever tree. Dine at the friendly restaurant or under the stars in a traditional Zulu boma. 

    Day Six 

    Mere minutes from Umhlanga Beach and King Shaka International Airport, and conveniently located opposite the Gateway Theatre of Shopping, Protea Umhlanga Ridge is the perfect base for business and leisure guests alike. The hotel offers 205 modern, upmarket rooms all with air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi. The superb on-site restaurant serves scrumptious meals in a relaxed environment. Don’t forget the roof-level pool with its magnificent views over Gateway and Umhlanga! 

    Day Seven & Day Eight 

    Set in the foothills of the scenic southern Drakensberg on an 860-acre wild lands estate, this hotel boasts some of the most breath-taking views of KwaZulu-Natal’s famous mountain range. The comfortable rooms are en suite and include most modern amenities. There are a wide range of dining options from buffet at The Eagle’s Roost, a ‘la carte at The Bistro or the Bergview Restaurant & Bar and table d’hote at Vineknot Restaurant. The hotel also has a guest lounge, two bars, a swimming pool and a Wellness Centre. 

    Day Nine 

    Crawfords Beach Lodge is a jewel on the unspoilt Wild Coast region of South Africa’s Eastern Cape. The relaxed atmosphere and magnificent scenery makes it the perfect holiday destination. All 20 rustic luxury suites have a contemporary feel and most offer magnificent views of the sea. Guests can choose from a wide range of exciting activities including beach walks, canoeing, fishing, game drives, cycling and more. The on-site spa, Senses @ Crawfords, has a range of heavenly and pampering treatments to choose from. Guests can also enjoy a range of delicious meals, including delectable seafood, all while enjoying amazing sea views. If the weather plays along, their al fresco lunches and dinners are a must! 

    Day Ten 

    Set on the beachfront of Algoa Bay, guests can enjoy spectacular Indian Ocean views and easy access to the unspoilt beach. This hotel combines a modern and contemporary ambiance with warm and friendly hospitality. The well-appointed rooms have en suite bathrooms and offer all modern amenities. A licensed steakhouse with a salad valley, the Flaming Arrow Spur is on site, and the hotel is within walking distance of many other restaurant and entertainment options. 

    Day Eleven 

    The Premier Resort The Moorings is in the idyllic town of Knysna, along the celebrated Garden Route. This area is renowned for its distinctive natural beauty and this hotel is set on the banks of the Knysna Lagoon. It has 

    private access to the lagoon as well as a boat launch and docking facilities. The hotel is surrounded by indigenous forest, making it an exclusive and serene setting to enjoy an escape from the modern world without giving up its comfort luxuries. The hotel has its own restaurant, the trendy Salmon Restaurant, which serves culinary masterpieces. The hotel has a play area for the children, a swimming pool as well as tranquil picnic spots to sip sundowners while watching the sun set. 

    Day Twelve 

    The Diaz Hotel & Resort is in the seashore town of Mossel Bay, a small slice of coastal paradise along the celebrated Garden Route. The hotel occupies an enviable space that allows it to have breathtaking sea views from every window and balcony and promises complete relaxation. There is an enticing rim flow pool as well as a Water Park that is set right alongside the ocean to provide entertainment for in-house guests. Ride the tubes or simply enjoy sun kissed days poolside. There is also the Pero Dias Theatre that regularly hosts a range of spectacular live shows. The hotel and resort has a range of culinary options that include everything from delectable dinners to informal café-style lunches as well as cocktails to sip while watching the gorgeous sunset. 

    Day Thirteen & Day Fourteen 

    Fantastically situated to explore South Africa’s mother city, the warm and friendly SunSquare Cape Townl will entice all visitors. The hotel is found in Gardens; one of Cape Town’s oldest and most charming suburbs. The spacious rooms with en suite bathrooms are perfect place to relax after a busy day exploring Cape Town’s sights. Relax with a cocktail at the pool or in the lounge. Zepi Grill & Bar offers a sumptuous a la carte dinner menu that is inspired by authentic South African flavours.