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South Africa 2023

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16 DAY SAFARI TOUR M A R C H 1 7 T H T O A P R I L 1 S T 2 0 2 3 16 DAY FULLY ESCORTED Self Drive Five Star Tour From Cape Town through the highlights of South Africa to Johannesburg We will stay in luxury five star accommodation drive the fabled Garden Route the desert areas of the Karoo tour the historic Boer War battlefields wine lands of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek and take a total of eight game drives in three of South Africa s best private game reserves CLASSICDRIVINGTOURS COM classicdrivingtours

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16 DAY SAFARI TOUR MARCH 17TH TO APRIL 1ST 2023 The Itinerary DAY 1 Arrive in Cape Town and take time in the afternoon to tour the sights of this stunning city including Table Mountain and Robben Island DAY 2 Leaving Cape Town we head north towards Wellington and take a loop through Tulbagh a wine town known for its champagne style wines Turning south we cross the Bainskloof Pass 594 metres offering unsurpassed views We ll continue south to Stellenbosch the second oldest town in South Africa known for its natural beauty and oak lined avenues DAY 3 Leaving Stellenbosch we take the the highway through Helshoogte Pass to Franschhoek From Franschhoek we drive along the coast of Betty s Bay to see the African Penguin colony Our hotel tonight is The Marine at Hermanus on the shores of Walker Bay and the closest land based whale watching site in the world DAY 4 Driving north from Hermanus we pass through the Heme enAarde valley Our destination today is the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve but we will stop for lunch at Montagu before heading into the park Once we have been escorted to our lodge in Sanbona there s time for afternoon refreshments before the first of our game drives where we will have the chance to see the birds animals and big game that roam freely throughout the park DAY 5 An early rise this morning for another game drive before returning to the lodge for breakfast Leaving the park we head east to Calitzdorp a quaint little town on Route 62 nestled in the heart of the Klein Karoo and known as the port wine capital of South Africa Our destination today is Oudtshoorn the ostrich capital of the world where we have a guided tour of the private Cango Ostrich Farm DAY 6 Our destination today is the fabulous Plettenberg Hotel where we will spend the next two nights for some R R Enroute is the 13 Details correct at time of going to print Please be aware that hotels and route may vary kilometre Outenique Pass at 580 metres with several excellent viewing sites before we reach the beachfront at Wilderness From there we continue eastwards to Sedgefield where we turn inland to drive the spectacular scenery of the Phantom Road and lunch at a Farm Restaurant After lunch it s less than an hour s drive to the Plettenberg Hotel situated on a rocky headland in Plettenberg Bay DAY 7 Be prepared for a fabulous experience today as we visit the Knysna Elephant Park just 15 minutes from the hotel There are no fences to spoil the close encounter and you can lunch at the park restaurant after the tour if you wish DAY 8 We head east this morning through Storms River then turn north onto the last section of the famous R62 route which will take us through the Langkloof fruit growing area to Uniondale and then Willowmore The Drostdy Hotel our home tonight was initially built in the early 1800s and has its own fascinating story having been refined over the years into one of South Africa s top 10 hotels

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16 DAY SAFARI TOUR DAY 9 Leaving our hotel this morning it s just a 30km drive to the entrance to the Samara Private Game Reserve spanning 70 000 acres of malaria free wilderness in the Great Karoo The landscape itself is unique an unexpected and diverse semi arid paradise of mountains and grasslands where thousands of wild animals from cheetah to elephant to springbok roam We ll have an evening game drive tonight before dinner then retire to the luxury of the Karoo Lodge and The Manor House DAY 10 An early start today for another game drive before breakfast and we plan on reaching our overnight stop at Clarens by late afternoon in time to explore the village Clarens lies at the foot of Mount Horeb on the Free State Highlands Route close to the Golden Gate National Park The town first enjoyed a revival when it became something of an artists haven during the early nineties DAY 11 Just 20 minutes from Clarens we enter the Golden Gate National Park that derives its name from the brilliant shades of gold cast by the sun on the sandstone cliffs Some great scenery as we skirt the Drakensberg Mountains and the Sterkfontein Dam with its deep blue waters on the way to Dundee and finally to Rorkes Drift MARCH 17TH TO APRIL 1ST 2023 and the Fugitive s Drift Lodge At sunset we ll drive to the nearby battlefields to hear the story of Rorke s Drift one of the most famous battlefields in the country Eleven Victoria Crosses were awarded to those who defended Rorke s Drift where 139 British soldiers were attacked by 4 000 Zulu warriors DAY 12 After breakfast we continue our tour of the Boer War battlefields at Isandlwana and our host David Rattray will talk about the background to the Anglo Zulu War on the Day of the Dead Moon DAY 13 Not far from our hotel this morning we tour the Ngwenya Glass charming complex set in large indigenous gardens and considered one of Swaziland s major tourists attractions Before we enter the Kruger National Park through the Malelane Gate to Jock Safari Lodge in the heart of the park there is the option to visit the Matsamo Cultural Village We will arrive at Kruger Park in time for lunch and later in the afternoon board the covered 4x4 Land Cruisers for the first of our four game drives in the park The wildlife here is staggering with elephants prides of lions and buffalo At dusk a vantage point is chosen to overlook one of the many breath taking views of the park for Sundowners DAY 14 A day to relax and enjoy the lodge We have scheduled morning and evening game drives again today but the rest of the day is yours to relax DAY 15 Our last day on the road as we head towards Johannesburg and the final night of the tour in the luxurious Fairlawns Hotel Spa We ll stop for lunch at Milly s of Machado restaurant On arrival at the hotel we have time to freshen up before predinner drinks and our Farewell Dinner in the hotel s AmuseBouche Restaurant DAY 16 Our tour ends after breakfast when it s time to bid farewell to new and old friends return our cars to the Johannesburg Airport to head home or continue touring I N T E R E S T E D C A L L U S N O W T O R E S E R V E YO U R P L A C E 4 4 0 1 4 8 3 2 7 1 6 9 9

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4 953 KMS IN 16 DAYS M A R C H 1 7 T H T O A P R I L 1 S T 2 0 2 3 What s Included STANDARD INCLUSIONS 15 Nights Luxury Accommodation 15 Days Automatic Air conditioned SUV Hire with Insurance 11 Dinners including Welcome and Farewell Dinners Welcome and Farewell dinners include beverages Entry to Game Parks and National Parks Sanbona Game Reserve evening and morning game drives Samara Game Reserve evening and morning game drives Two Nights in Kruger National Park with evening and morning game drives Knysna Elephant Reserve Cango Ostrich Farm Tour Rorkes Drift Battlefield Tour Isandlwana Battlefield Tour Ngwenya Glass Tour GPS Navigator with Full Route Planning returned at tour end THE CARS Standard tour car is Toyota 4x4 SUV FEATURE DINING EXPERIENCES Welcome Dinner at Table Bay Hotel beverages included Sanbona Game Reserve Braai Plettenberg Hotel Private Dinner Samara Game Reserve Braai Jock Lodge in Kruger National Park Lunch and Evening Braai and Dinner Grand Farewell Dinner at Fairlawns Hotel Spa beverages included WHAT S NOT INCLUDED Return airfares to South Africa and airport transfers Cost of meals and drinks and entry to places of interest other than those specifically included in the final itinerary Personal expenses Fuel and Tolls TOUR COST GBP 8 500 Per Person based on two sharing a room and car hire CLASSICDRIVINGTOURS COM classicdrivingtours