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21 day South African Explorer comfort group safari

Acquaintance trip through South Africa with the following excursions included; visit the wine countries, Cango Caves and ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn, visit the Tsitsikamma National Park, game drive in the Addo Elephant National Park, visit the Royal Natal National Park, a boat cruise on Lake St. Lucia, game drive in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve, visit a local school in Lesotho, traditional Swazi dance and a visit performance, game drives in the Kruger National Park and a visit to the Moholoholo rehabilitation center with a typical South African meal and a singing and dancing performance.

Ammacala Rhino South African Explorer Group Safari


PROGRAMM

GUARANTEED DEPARTURE FROM 4 PERSONS

Day 1 Cape Town
Welcome by a representative of the Safari Company and a transfer to the Cape Sun hotel in Cape Town. Overnight at the Tsogo Southern Cape Sun hotel in a double room. (hotel) (breakfast)

For more information see: www.tsogosun.com

Day 2 Cape Town - Hermanus
After breakfast (08.00) departure from Cape Town and drive via the Cape Whale Road to the town of Hermanus. On the way a visit is made to the wine countries where a wine and chocolate tasting is done. Then, via a beautiful coastal route, lance villages such as Gordon's Bay and Rooie Els drive to the African Penguins colony at the Stoney Point Nature Reserve. After the visit to the penguins drive to Hermanus where in the winter months from June to November the Southern Right whales can be seen who come here to get their youngsters and mate. Rest of the afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Hermanus. (hotel) (breakfast)

Activity included: visit to a winery with wine & chocolate tasting, visit African Penguin colony
Meals included: breakfast (lunch and dinner at own expense)
Overnight: Windsor hotel in a double room with bathroom
Distance: approx. 150 km // 5 hours drive incl. Stops
For more information see: www.windsorhotel.co.za

Day 3 Hermanus - Oudtshoorn
Departure from Hermanus and drive via the beautiful Route 62 through the Little Karoo to Oudtshoorn. Arrival in the afternoon and time to relax and explore the area. Overnight stay in Oudtshoorn. (chalet) (breakfast, lunch dinner)

Activities including: stop at Ronnie's Sex Shop Country Pub (lunch excl.) Www.ronniessexshop.co.za
Meals included: breakfast and dinner (lunch at Ronnie's "Sex Shop" www.ronniessexshop.co.za
Overnight: Kleinplaas Holiday Resort in a double room with bathroom
Distance: about 400 km // 5-6 hours
For more information see: www.kleinplaas.co.za

Day 4 Oudtshoorn - Wilderness
After breakfast visit the Cango Caves. The Cango Caves are impressive limestone caves in limestone with various Stalagmites and Stalactite formations. There is a visit to the caves with a guide. After the visit to the Cango Caves, departure from Oudtshoorn and drive through the beautiful Outeniqua Mountains to the coast and the village of Wilderness. Arrival and afternoon at leisure to make a nice beach walk or to do a canoe trip or one of the other water sports activities that are offered. Overnight at the Fairy Knowe hotel. (hotel) (breakfast, lunch)

Activity included: visit to the Cango Caves with guide
Activities optional: water sports as canoeing etc.
Meals included: breakfast (dinner at own expense)
Overnight: Fairy Knowe hotel in a double room with bathroom
Distance: about 80 km // 1 ½ -2 hours drive
For more information see: www.rgfp.co.za/fairyknowe.co.za

Day 5 Wilderness - Storm River - Tsitsikamma National Park
From Wilderness departure towards the Tsitsikamma National Park. On the way a stop in Nature's Valley, a piece of untouched nature where a nice walk can be made. Rest of the afternoon at leisure for optional activities such as the Bloukrans Bungee jump, sea kayaking, visit Bird of Eden or Monkeyland monkey sanctuary. Overnight stays in the Tsitsikamma cottages. (cottages) (breakfast, dinner)

Activity included: Nature's Valley walk
Optional activities: treetop canopy tours, black water tubing, hiking (on your own), visit Birds of Eden, visit Monkey Town, ocean safari, township tour
Meals included: breakfast and dinner (lunch at own expense)
Overnight: Tsitsikamma cottages in a double room with bathroom
Distance: approx. 160 km / 2 hours drive
For more information see: www.tsitsikamma.net

Day 6 Tsitsikamma National Park
Full day in Stormsrivier. A walk can be made in the Tsitsikamma National Park with the guide and a Woodcutters Journey excursion is planned. In addition, various activities can be undertaken such as the bungee jump of the Bloukrans bridge where the world's highest bungee jump can be made or for the lesser daredevil one can just look at how others jump the 216 meter high bridge. Overnight in the Tsitsikamma cottages. (cottages) (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Activity included: entrance fees Tsitsikamma National Park and guided hike, Woodcutters journey tour incl. Big Tree www.stormsriver.com/stormsriver-adventure-activities/tsitsikamma-woodcutters-journey
Optional activities: Treetop canopy tours, black water tubing, hiking (on your own), visit Birds of Eden, visit Monkey Town monkeys rescue center in the open air
Meals included: breakfast & dinner (lunch at own expense)
Overnight: Tsitsikamma cottages in a double room with bathroom


Day 7 Tsitsikamma National Park - Addo
After breakfast depart from Stormsriver and drive to the Addo Elephant National Park, the third largest wildlife park in South Africa. On the way to Addo a stop is made in the village of Jeffrey's Bay, the surf mecca of South Africa where countless international competitions take place. Here is a short visit to the surf museum. In the afternoon a game drive in the Addo Elephant National Park. Overnight in the Kudu Ridge Lodge near Addo. (lodge) (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Activity included: stop at Jeffreys Bay, surfers paradise, game drive through Addo Elephant park
Activities optional: night game drive in Addo Park
Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Overnight: Kudu Ridge Lodge in a double "out in Africa" ​​safari tent with bathroom
Distance: approx. 340 km // 4-5 hours
For more information see: www.kuduridge.co.za

Day 8 Addo Elephant Park
This morning a visit can be made to the nearby town of Port Elizabeth. Lunch at the camp. In the afternoon a game drive with the safari truck through the Addo Elephant National Park. Overnight in the Kudu Ridge Lodge near Addo. (lodge) (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Activity included: game walk at Kudu Ridge Lodge, afternoon game drive at Addo Elephant National Park
Activities optional: night game drive in Addo Park
Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Overnight: Kudu Ridge Lodge in a double "out in Africa" ​​safari tent with bathroom

Day 9 Addo Elephant National Park - Graaff Reinet
After breakfast depart from Addo and drive to the town of Graaff Reinet. In the afternoon a sundowner excursion to the Valley of Desolation. Overnight at the Profcon Resort in a double room with bathroom. (resort) (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Activity included: sundowner drive Valley of Desolation tour
Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Overnight stays: Profcon Resort in a double room with bathroom
Distance: approx. 235 km // 3- 3½ hours, including stops and lunch
For more information see: www.profconresort.co.za

Day 10 Graaff Reinet - Lesotho
Departure from South Africa and drive to the Kingdom of Lesotho, the highest country in the world with the entire country higher than 1000 meters above sea level. Arrival in the afternoon and rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in the Malealea Lodge. (lodge) (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Overnight stays: Malealea Lodge in a double room, bar, small shop
Distance: approx. 488 km // 8-9 hours, including stops, lunch and border crossing
For more information see: www.malealea.com

Day 11 Lesotho
This morning there is the possibility to do a Pony Trekking, exploring the landship in the surroundings of the Malealea Lodge with the local transport, the pony. In the afternoon, a visit to a local village and school is planned, it would be nice if you can bring some school materials such as notebooks, pens, English reading books etc. in your luggage. Overnight stays in the Malealea Lodge. (lodge) (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Activities including: visit to local village and school (except during school holidays), hike with a guide
Optional activity: Pony Trekking excursion, Pony trekking with overnight stay, Pitseng hiking.
Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Overnight stays: Malealea Lodge in a double room, bar, small shop

Day 12 Lesotho - UKhahlamba Drakensberg
Today departure from Lesotho and a nice route to South Africa and the Drakensberg. Arrival in the afternoon. Overnight stays at the Monks Cowl resort. (resort) (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Activities including: Oliviershoek Pass
Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Monks Cowl Resort in a double room with bathroom
Distance: approx. 550 km // 8-10 hours
For more information see: www.goodersonleisure.co.za/gooderson-monks-cowl-golf-resort/

Day 13 UKhahlamba Drakensberg
Today a walk is made in the Ukhahambla- Drakensberg National Park and a visit to the San rock paintings. Overnight stays at the Monks Cowl resort. (resort) (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Activities included: entrance fee Royal Natal National Park, guided hiking tour
Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Monks Cowl Resort in a double room with bathroom

Day 14 Drakensberg - Isimangaliso Wetland Park
The morning is at leisure to relax on the beach and the warm Indian ocean. In the afternoon from Durban and drive north to St. Lucia. En route extensive sugar cane fields and Zulu villages. After arrival in St. Lucia time to freshen up and in the evening a cultural Zulu evening with dinner and beer tasting. Overnight in St. Lucia in the Shonalanga lodge. (lodge) (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Activities included: visit to Howick waterfalls, Mandela Capture Site (a monument to Nelson Mandela at the place where he was arrested on August 5, 1962 and captured by the police after which he spent 27 years in captivity, Activities included: Zulu Cultural evening
Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Overnight: Shonalanga Lodge, ensuite double room with bathroom
Distance: approx. 465 km // 6-7 hours driving incl stops
For more information see: www.shonalanga.net

Day 15 St. Lucia (Hluhluwe -Umfolozi Game Reserve)
After breakfast depart from St. Lucia and drive to the nearby Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve for a game drive in open 4x4 safari cars. The Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve is the only Big Five park in Kwa-Zulu Natal that is owned by the State. The park has the world's largest population of white rhinos. After the visit to the Hluhluwe -Umfolozi Game Park back to St. Lucia and a sunset boat cruise on Lake St. Lucia. , located on the Indian Ocean. Arrival in the afternoon and if there is still time a dive in the warm sea. Overnight at the Shonalanga Holiday Resort. (chalet) (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Activities included: Morning game drive in open 4 x 4 vehicles - Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, boat cruise Lake St. Lucia
Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Overnight: Shonalanga- double room with bathroom - pool, internet and laundry

Day 16 Isimangaliso Wetland Park - Swaziland - Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
This morning after breakfast departure from St. Lucia and drive to Swaziland and the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary. Rest of the afternoon at leisure. Because there are no dangerous animals here you can make walks, make trips by mountain bike or go horseback riding. Overnight in the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary in the Beehive Village (lodge) (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Optional activities: guided hike, game drive, Swazi Cultural evening, mountain biking, horse riding
Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Overnight: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary in a double beehive hut / room
Distance: approx. 280 km // 5- 6 hours drive including stops for lunch and border crossing
For more information see: www.biggameparks.org/mlilwane - www.mbuluzigamereserve.co.sz

Day 17 Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary
Full day in the Mlilwane wildlife Sanctuary. In the morning you can take a walk with the guide on the Nature trail in the park, and later in the morning there is a 2 hour walk to the Esjieni community where you can get acquainted with the local population and culture. Activation of the beacons consists of fetching water, maize milling, building a wall or washing clothes at the well or river. Overnight stay in the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary in the Beehive Village (lodge) (breakfast & dinner)

Activity included: Nature Trail hike with guide, Esjieni Cultural tour
Optional activities: guided hike, game drive, Swazi Cultural experience show, mountain biking, horse riding
Meals included: breakfast, dinner (lunch at own expense)
Overnight: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary in a double beehive hut / room

Day 18 Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary - Kruger National Park
After breakfast a nature walk with the guide and then departure from Swaziland. Drive north to the border with South Africa and the famous Kruger National Park. In the coming days, several game drives will be made through the park in search of the BIG Five and the other animals that occur here. From the high safari truck you have beautiful views over the plains and you can take good pictures. Overnight stays just outside the Kruger Park concession in the Nkambeni Reserve. Overnight at the Nkambeni Tented Lodge in a luxury permanent safari tent. (safari tent) (breakfast, dinner)

Optional activities: evening game drive
Overnight stays: Nkambeni Reserve in a double safari tent with bathroom
Meals included: breakfast and dinner (lunch on your own occasion)
Distance: approx. 230 km // 5-6 hours, including stops and border crossing
For more information see: www.nkambeni.co.za

Day 19 Kruger National Park
Today all day long to explore the famous Panorama Route. A tour is made along attractions such as Bourke's Luck Potholes, The Three Rodavels and God's Window. Overnight at the Nkambeni Tented Lodge in a luxury permanent safari tent. (safari tent) (breakfast, dinner)

Activities including: full day Panorama route incl. Entrance fees
Activity optional: morning bushwalk
Meals included: breakfast and dinner (lunch on your own occasion)
Overnight stays: Nkambeni Reserve in a double room with bathroom, bar, shop, internet, swimming pool

Day 20 Kruger National Park
Full day in the Kruger Park and a game drive in the park in an open 4x4 safari car. Overnight at the Nkambeni Tented Lodge in a luxury permanent safari tent. (safari tent) (breakfast, dinner)

Activities included: 4x4 game drive Kruger National Park
Meals included: breakfast and dinner (lunch on your own occasion and costs)
Overnight: Nkambeni Tented Lodge, double luxury safari tent bathroom - bar, laundry, swimming pool, shop and internet
Optional activity: morning bushwalk, evening game drive

Day 21 Kruger National Park - Johannesburg
In the morning one last game drive in the Kruger Park. Then depart from the Nkambeni Lodge and drive to the Johannesburg. The tour ends in Johannesburg around 18.00. Transfer to the airport. End of arrangement.

Activities included: morning game drive Kruger Park
Optional activity: traditional dinner in the restaurant of the Belvedere Estate (approx EUR 25, - p.p.)
Meals Included: breakfast, (lunch and dinner on your own and costs)
Distance: approx. 395 km - travel time approx. 4 - 4 ½ hours

Reiscode: AOL 503 (2019)


TRAVEL SUM

PRICE 21 DAY "SOUTH AFRICAN EXPLORER" COMFORT GROUP TRAVEL & SAFARI:

  • € .2455, - per person (valid from 01-01-2019 to 31-12-2019)

This price is based on two travelers. Applies to single travelers; transfer surcharge EUR 8, - each way, surcharge single room in Cape Town of EUR 55, - per person and a supplement of €. 290, - p.p. for a single room during the safari.

The prices for departure after 31-12-2019 are not yet available at this moment.
If you are interested, please send an e-mail to reizen@AfrikaOnline.nl

Flight:
The mentioned travel sum does not include the International flights. We can, however, offer you flights from all airlines affiliated with IATA BSP. On request we can give you a quote for different companies. Flight price indication for this trip: British Airways flight from Amsterdam from EUR 615, - per person including airport tax for the Amsterdam - London Heathrow - Cape Town / Johannesburg - London - Amsterdam route.

Extension of the journey:
If you prefer a longer or shorter stay then you can of course. Of course, you can also tailor a "tailor-made" trip to your personal requirements. If you pass on your wishes to us, we would like to make a nice quotation for you.


Departure dates 2019: journey from Cape Town to Johannesburg
January: 02, 16, 30
February: 13, 27
March: 13, 27
April: 10, 24
May: 08, 22
June: 05, 19
July: 03, 17, 31
August: 14, 28
September: 11, 25
October: 09, 23
November: 06, 20
December: 04, 18

Departure dates 2019: journey from Johannesburg to Cape Town (in reverse order as the description above)
January: 01, 08, 15, 19, 22, 29
February: 05, 12, 16, 19, 26
March: 05, 12, 16, 19, 26
April: 02, 09, 13, 16, 23, 30
May: 07, 11, 14, 21, 28
June: 04, 08, 11, 18, 25
July: 02, 06, 09, 16, 23, 30
August: 03, 06, 13, 20, 27, 31
September: 03, 10, 17, 24, 28
October: 01, 08, 15, 22, 26, 29
November: 05, 12, 19, 23, 26
December: 03, 10, 17, 21, 24

Bold print data: on these dates the tour will be conducted with a German-speaking translator, which may mean that a larger number of German-speaking travelers will be traveling. The language spoken during the trip is still in English and the crew is English speaking as well.

Underlined dates: on these dates the continuation of the trip is guaranteed regardless of the number of participants


INCL/EXCL

Travel sum including:
• Overnight stays as described
• Airport transfer - hotel visa versa
• Overnight stays as described or equivalent
• Entrance fees for the mentioned national parks
• Excursions as mentioned
• Transport during the trip in a safari adventure truck
• Meals as in the description
• Guidance of a professional English speaking guide and driver
• Digital information booklet

Travel sum excluding:
• Flee
• Airport taxes
• €. 15, - reservation costs per person
• Possible fuel surcharge
• Vaccination costs
• Cancellation / travel insurance (can be closed at AfrikaOnline)
• Tips
• Optional excursions
• Alcoholic and fresh drinks
• Expenses of a personal nature
• Optional game drives, excursions or other activities
• Everything that is not mentioned is included under


TRAVEL INFORMATION

TRAVEL INFORMATION:

Number of participants:
Our comfort safaris are performed in small groups to offer a program that is as good and flexible as possible. Small groups means; more time for the traveler, fewer waiting times and a cozy, personal atmosphere during the trip. the average age on this tour is 37 but ages vary from 8 to 70 years. Guaranteed departure from 4 persons / maximum 20 participants. More personal attention, faster and more flexible.

Language:
Because the participants of the above trip come from different countries during the trip English is spoken by the guide (with the exception of the departure dates printed in bold, during these trips a German speaking translator travels) The trip is accompanied by 1 certified English speaking guide and an English speaking driver for optimal knowledge, information and individual attention.

Green seat:
What is Green seat? By booking a Green Seat you help us to make you travel greener. You travel easily greener by first choosing the greenest means of transport and then compensating the CO2 emissions of your journey. By compensating for the CO2 emissions of your trip, you give households in developing countries access to sustainable energy and the chance of a job, training and planting bacon trees, a plant that absorbs a lot of carbon dioxide. This results in less CO2 and an improvement in the living conditions of the local families. This way we ensure that we can continue to travel and enjoy the world. You can easily book Green Seat CO2 compensation while you book your trip with us. For example, it is super easy to travel greener and support the activities of Green Seat. For only €. 21.50 p.p. for a journey of 15-21 days, you can make your land arrangement carbon-neutral. After payment you will receive an e-certificate with all the details about the project that you have supported with this amount and contact details if you want more information.

Visa:
If you stay in South Africa for a maximum of 3 months and are in possession of a Dutch passport that is valid for at least 90 days after returning from the trip, no visa is needed for South Africa. For Swaziland, no visa is required for a stay of up to 30 days and the passport must be valid for at least 6 months after entry. There must also be enough blank pages next to each other in the passport for the required stamps. If you are in possession of a Nationality other than the Dutch then check with the Consulate of the countries concerned. AfrikaOnline does not provide visa. For information you can go to the website of the visa service: www.visum.nl. If you do not have a valid passport and / or travel documents during the trip then the consequences for the person in question are for your own account. (changes subject to change). If you travel with children under 18 to or via South Africa, you must be in possession of a copy of the birth certificate. If you travel as a single parent or simply with your underage child, you must also be in possession of a consent form from the other parent. Inquire with Africa Online about the extensive information about this.

Highlights during the trip:
Visit Stellenbosch and a winery, Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn, visit ostrich farm, visit to Tsitsikamma National Park and hike with guide, Nature's Valley Nature walk, visit to Jeffrey's Bay a surfers paradise par excellence, game drives and a bushwalk in the Addo Elephant National Park, Graaff Reinet historic city walk, visit to Sterkfontein Vulture Center, Oliviers Corner Pass, a boat cruise on Lake St. Lucia, game drive in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve, visit to a local school in Lesotho and guided hike, visit the site where Nelson Mandela was arrested on 5 August 1962, now a monument, visit Howick waterfalls, Zulu cultural evening, game drives in the Kruger National Park, nature walk with guide, 4x4 game drive in Kruger Park, visit to Panorama Route.

Transport:
Transport during the trip is special safari truck with 20/24 seats. Comfortable travel and excellent to experience game drives. Large windows so that everyone has a good view. Roof rack and trailer for luggage.

Travel - Cancellation insurance:
Closing a trip and cancellation insurance is mandatory. If the insurance is not taken out via AfrikaOnline, the policy numbers of both insurance policies must be communicated in writing to AfrikaOnline within 2 weeks after booking.

Participation:
From 8 years (depending on the trip), no maximum age. However, at least 1 adult must travel for each child under 16 years of age. For travelers over the age of 65, a health certificate is asked for questions from the general practitioner. During the trip, walks are made that require a certain endurance. The walks are classified as simple to middle-class walks and are optional at all times. For all trips, participation is required when setting up camp and cooking services.

Overnight stays:
In simple hotels, guesthouses, bed and breakfast, bungalows, chalets and permanent tented camps. On request a double bed or twin beds and usually with private bathroom with shower and toilet.

Meals:
During the trip, good and healthy meals are prepared by the guide at the safari truck. These meals will mostly be made from local products. To get an idea of ​​what the meals will look like: breakfast will consist of cornflakes with milk, toast with jam and regular English breakfast with eggs and bacon, fruit juice, coffee and tea. The lunch will usually consist of cheese, meat, salads and bread (picnic style). The dinner will be the most extensive with regular bbq, stir-fry dishes and the typical South African Potjiekos (all in one cooking pot dish, delicious !!!!) prepared above the campfire. If there are special diets (due to vegetarian preference and / or allergies), please let them know when booking the trip so that they can be taken into account beforehand. Coffee and tea are also served during dinner. Other drinks are exclusive and must be purchased themselves. This trip includes 21x breakfast, 10x lunch and 17x dinner

Health conditions:
Anyone with good health can participate in this trip.

Luggage:
Travel bag (with the space in the car is best to carry the luggage in a travel bag or backpack) with a maximum of 15 kg pp For during the day in the car it is easy to have a small backpack for the usual things like sunscreen cream , bottles of water, sunglasses etc.

Reservation:
Agent reserves the right to change a program if the agent considers it necessary due to certain conditions, force majeure or unforeseen circumstances. Should it happen that the car fails, the agent will not be responsible for replacement accommodation other than camping and there will be no compensation for airline tickets or the like. Agent asks to sign a compensation form on arrival and before departure of the trip. If this form is not signed, the passenger can be refused on the journey.

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Price subject to interim adjustments
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Starting at € 2455 p.p.
incl. overnachtingen, maaltijden, excursies en vervoer, reiscode: AOL 503

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