Experience South Africa

Classic Touring

12 Days from $5,449

Sep 2019 - Oct 2020 Departures

​Ascend Table Mountain, search for the 'Big Five' on safari in Kruger National Park and tour Soweto on this unforgettable South African tour.

Overview

What's included

  • ​Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • 11 nights in 3 & 4-star hotels
  • 19 meals: 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners
  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Welcome & farewell get-together
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation
  • Porterage

Included excursions

  • ​Cape Town city tour & visit to Table Mountain
  • Cape Point, the penguins of Boulders Beach & Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
  • Cango Caves & ostrich farm
  • Drive along the Garden Route
  • Storms River Mouth in Tsitsikamma National Park
  • Soweto tour
  • Game drive in Kruger National Park
  • Scenic panorama route

Optional excursions

  • Winelands tour & tasting
  • Cape Town township
  • Cruise & lunch in Featherbed Nature Reserve in Knysna
  • Game Drives at Kruger National Park

 

Itinerary

​Make your own way to Cape Town. On arrival we've included a short orientation tour en route to your hotel. We also include a visit to Table Mountain, and if the weather is favourable, you'll have the opportunity to ascend it on a thrilling cable-car ride.

The rest of the day is yours to relax and explore at leisure. Then we'll get to know one another better over dinner this evening. 

​A day exploring the Cape Peninsula begins at Hout Bay and continues along Chapman's Peak – a spectacular coastal drive – as we make our way to Cape Nature Reserve and Cape Point, at the very tip of the peninsula.
During our return journey to Cape Town we stop at Boulders Beach, where you can see the penguins that make their home here. We'll then continue through Simon's Town, Fish Hoek and Muizenberg, finally reaching Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, beautifully positioned against the slopes of Table Mountain.​
We'll get together and head to a restaurant for our welcome dinner this evening. 

​Today has been left free for you to explore Cape Town at your own pace. The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront has sweeping views of the ocean, harbour, city bowl and Table Mountain and is the perfect place to relax with many excellent restaurants and attractions. We also offer two optional excursions today - a morning tour of Khayelitsha, Cape Town's largest black township, and an afternoon visit to the Western Cape Winelands region. We'll learn about the wine-making process during a cellar tour and a tasting rounds off our visit.

​There's a scenic drive to look forward to today via Route 62 to Oudtshoorn. An afternoon visit to an ostrich farm will give you the opportunity to admire and possibly hand-feed these curious looking creatures.

​Our first stop today will be at the impressive Cango Caves, where we'll descend into an underground world of limestone caverns, stalactites and stalagmites sculptured by nature over millions of years.
Next we head to Knysna, a town at the heart of the Garden Route which nestles on the shores of a beautiful lagoon and is surrounded by ancient forests. After checking into the hotel, the rest of the day is yours to spend at leisure. 

You are free to explore Knysna at your own pace today. You could perhaps explore the town's boutiques and shops with your travelling companions, or maybe take in the views from the heads - the two huge cliffs lying at the mouth of the lagoon.
Alternatively, you could join our optional excursion to Featherbed Nature Reserve. We'll take a ferry across the Knysna Lagoon and admire spectacular scenery as we drive onto the reserve. A Specialist Guide will tell us all about the region's flora and fauna, and we'll take a walk through the coastal forest to see ancient sea caves. After working up an appetite we'll be ready for our included buffet lunch, which is served at a beautiful outdoor restaurant under a canopy of Milkwood trees.

We will say goodbye to Knysna this morning and drive along the spectacular Garden Route to Port Elizabeth. Along the way we'll stop at Storms River Mouth in Tsitsikamma National Park, where you can walk across the 77-metre-long suspension bridge that crosses the water as it flows into the ocean. 
When we arrive in Port Elizabeth we'll head to the airport and fly to Johannesburg.

This morning we include a tour of nearby Soweto – the country's most populous black urban residential area, which is infused with the history of the struggle against apartheid.​ Lunch is included and then you'll have an afternoon to do as you please.

​The Panorama Route weaves its way through some of the most stunning scenery in South Africa – the rainforest at God's Window, Bourke's Luck potholes and Blyde Canyon are just some of the highlights. It's also our route to Mpumalanga, the gateway to the iconic Kruger National Park.​

​Wake up to the incredible sounds of the African bush as you embark on a thrilling early-morning game drive in Kruger. The park is home to an enthralling array of wildlife, so hopefully you'll tick off at least some, if not all, of the 'Big Five' – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo.

There's time to relax by the pool with a refreshing drink this afternoon before we offer a further optional game drive.

There's more time at leisure today, with optional bush walks and game drives on offer if you want to see more of your thrilling surroundings and the resident wildlife.​

At the end of the tour, join your fellow travellers on a transfer to the airport or make your own arrangements. 

Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your vacation before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your vacation information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

South Africa - Cape Town Township Tour - JY

South Africa - Cape Town Township Tour - JY

from $69

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Join us for a unique experience traveling through the three South Africa’s – The birth, where it all started, Apartheid South Africa, what happened then – the New South Africa, what is different since Nelson Mandela was released from prison. The tour affords the opportunity to interact, mingle and exchange cultural values with the local community. You will be welcomed in the traditional African manner in the townships of Langa (the oldest formal township) & Khayalitsha (the largest informal settlement). The tour includes visits to the Malay Quarter [also known as the Bo-Kaap] which means "Above Cape" because of its location up against the slopes of Table Mountain, the Philani Empowerment centre in Khayalitsha, where locals are taught basic life skills (weaving / arts & crafts etc), a walking tour in “shanty town Khayalitsha” with a local guide, with a visit to his shack to experience local living conditions, followed by a drive through the middle-class Khayalitsha, to share some of the achievements, such as new housing developments, shopping malls, hospitals, swimming pool & magistrate’s court, under the leadership of Nelson Mandela.

Half day – Moderate Walking – Cultural Must Do

South Africa - Featherbed Nature Reserve

South Africa - Featherbed Nature Reserve

from $69

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This excursion is renowned as the premier eco-experience on the Garden Route and includes a return ferry ride on the Knysna Lagoon, a scenic drive onto the reserve, a specialist fauna and flora guide and a walk through coastal forest to ancient sea caves. The highlight is an included buffet lunch served at the beautiful outdoor restaurant, enjoy fresh food under the canopy of Milkwood trees.

Please note this excursion must be booked well in advance of travel, we recommend booking at least 60 days prior to departure.

Three Quarter day – Moderate walking – Outstanding Natural Beauty

South Africa - Winelands Tour and Tasting

South Africa - Winelands Tour and Tasting

from $89

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On today’s excursion we head through the vineyard-clad valleys to Stellenbosch deep in the heart of the country’s historic wine region. Discover the wine making process on a fascinating tour, before having the opportunity to try the produce and perhaps pick a new favourite tipple!

Half day – Moderate Walking - Highly Recommended

Accommodation

Overlooking Green Market Square in Cape Town, Inn on the Square Cape Town is a contemporary hotel in one of Cape Town’s oldest buildings. Inn on the Square Cape Town’s in-house restaurant, DISH, offers quality South African cuisine. Here they offer a selection of local and imported wines that can be enjoyed either in the restaurant, Cobble & Stone Pub or on the terrace. All rooms include air-conditioning, hairdryers, Wi-Fi and tea/coffee-making facilities.
Standard rooms come with free WiFi, satellite TV, and tea and coffee making facilities. All have en suite bathrooms. Amenities include a restaurant and cocktail bar, a garden with an outdoor pool.
The 4-star Protea Hotel Knysna Quays is set on the Knysna Quays waterfront, within easy reach of the city's main attractions. <br><br> Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar, lounge and outdoor pool (typically open May-Sept). Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, TV, hairdryer, telephone, minibar, tea- and coffee-making facilities and Wi-Fi.
The Garden Court Sandton City hotel is well located in Johannesburg, adjacent to the Nelson Mandela Square shopping centre. It has facilities including an outdoor pool, gym, garden, terrace and restaurant, serving international dishes with fresh seasonal ingredients. Guest rooms benefit from air-conditioning, en-suite, TV and tea/coffee maker.
Protea Hotel Kruger Gate is a lodge-style hotel in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, located 12 minutes walk away from the Paul Kruger Gate. Rooms have free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and tea/coffee-making facilities. Other hotel amenities include outdoor pool with a bar and a spa.

ONOMO Hotel Cape Town - Inn on the Square

Just You have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

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Wednesday 11 Sep 2019

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Wednesday 25 Sep 2019

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Wednesday 09 Oct 2019

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Wednesday 06 Nov 2019

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Wednesday 05 Feb 2020

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Wednesday 11 Mar 2020

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$5,599

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Wednesday 09 Sep 2020

12 Days

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Wednesday 21 Oct 2020

12 Days

$5,799

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