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'The Big Five' tour-12 days

from 2.500 € p/p

 

 

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Flights + organized tour + accommodation half board

This exceptional tour will make you discover all the richness of this magical country.
A very complete organized tour that will take you from Johannesburg to the table mountain in Cape Town, passing through Swaziland, several wildlife sanctuaries and the Cape Town region vineyards.
You'll be bluffed by the abundant flora and fauna of all the different regions and you'll live unforgettable moments on safari where you'll have the opportunity to meet the Big Five.
South-Africa will show you all of her secrets and after this trip you'll be bewitched by its landscapes and cultures patchwork. 

The program day by day:

DAY 1: Flight in the evening to JOHANNESBURG

DAY 2: JOHANNESBURG

Reception at the airport and transfer to your hotel.
Visit of Pretoria, Johannesburg and Soweto. In this Township began the raids that started the process of ending the Apartheid in 1976. Today around 4 million people are living here.
Accommodation and diner near Johannesburg

DAY 3: HAZYWIEW –Blyde River Canyon/ Pilgrilm’s Rest

An early departure to Hazyview. You travel east towards the Mpumalanga Province and visit the many attractions along the “Panorama Route”, including God’s Window, the Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the Three Rondavels and the historic gold mining town of Pilgrim’s Rest. Visit of the breathtaking Blyde River Canyon,
800 m deep and 26 km long.
Accommodation and diner in Hazyview

blyde canyon

DAY 4: KRUGER PARK

After an early breakfast at the lodge, departure to the nearest entrance gate to the Kruger National Park. Whole day safari in an open 4WD vehicle to enjoy the numerous animals that inhabit this magnificent wildlife sanctuary. It is the biggest wildlife sanctuary of the country where you can meet Africa’s “Big Five” - Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Lion and Leopard.
All biggest mammals of Africa are present in this park: elephants, giraffes, zebras and hippopotamus among others.
Accommodation and diner in Hazyview

DAY 5: MBABANE (Swaziland)

Departure for Mbabane. Visit of one of the worlds last remaining constitutional monarchies, the Kingdom of Swaziland, situated between South-Africa and Mozambique and known for its despotic king with his numerous wives. Discovery of the 'happy valley' where you'll visit some craftwork markets. Visit of the fascinating Swazi Candles factory, where each candle is hand-moulded and hand-finished by Swazi craftspeople.
Accommodation and diner in Swaziland. 

elephanton

DAY 6: HLUHLUWE

Departure to Hluhluwe. Passing through the plains of Swaziland you'll arrive in a Zulu village, where you'll make a cultural stop and enjoy a Zulu performance in their traditional clothes. In the afternoon you'll go on a safari in the wildlife sanctuary of Hluhluwe-Umfolozi, famous for saving the white rhino from the brink of extinction during the 1960’s.
Accommodation and diner

DAY 7 : DURBAN

Visit of Durban, on the Indian Ocean coast, with its Indian neighbourhood and botanical gardens.
Accommodation and diner in Durban

DAY 8: DRAKENSBERG

Departure to Lesotho to discover the magnificent Drakensberg Mountain Range. The Drakensberg mountain splendour beckons, with sweeping panoramas of jagged mountain peaks rising from massive sandstone cliffs, and dramatic cloudscapes against an impossibly blue sky. Return to Durban.
Accommodation and diner in Durban

DAY 9: THE VINEYARD ROUTE

Transfer to the airport, national flight Durban – Cape Town
Visit of the Vineyard Route. Lunch in a wine property with a South African wine tasting. Visit of Franschoek the ‘French corner’.
Accommodation and diner in Cape Town

 DAY 10: CAPETOWN 

Visit of the Good Hoop national park. Camps Bay, Hout Bay, the penguins of Simon’s Town and a cruise around seals island. Visit of the Cape of Good Hope, which isn't the most southern point of Africa, despite lying at the south-west corner of the Cape Peninsula, but a world-renowned landmark. Back in Cape Town you'll make a City tour.
Accommodation and diner in Cape Town

maisons malais Le Cap

DAY 11 : CAPETOWN + Departure back to London

This tour incorporates the unforgettable views from the Table Mountain Arial Cableway, and the summit of Table Mountain itself (if the weather conditions are favourable).
Transfer to the airport.
Diner and night aboard.

DAY 12: Arrival in England
Arrival in the UK in the morning

In this price included

-Flights UK – Johannesburg / Cape Town – UK ) + all airport taxes
-national flight Durban – Cape Town
-Accommodation in hotels and lodges, double room, 3 or 4*
-Half-board (from diner day 2 until breakfast day 11)
-all transport in air-conditioned or in open game-viewing vehicles
-all excursions and entry fees as described in the program
-an English speaking chauffeur-guide

NOT in the price included
-All lunches, personal expenses and tips.

VICTORIA FALLS
An extension of 2 days to the Victoria Falls can be part of this program. 
David Livingstone was the first European to discover these majestic falls in 1855. At the Victoria Falls, you can witness the greatest mass of falling water on earth as it plunges down a sheer rock face, spraying its mystical mist hundreds of meters in the air. A final highlight is a romantic sundowner's cruise on the mighty Zambezi River, the natural border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Climat: 
From subtropical in the North-East to oceanic/temperate in the South-West.
Seasons are the opposite of the European ones (Summer in Europe = Winter in South Africa)

Flight time: ± 11 hours 

Time difference: +1 hour in Summer

Custom formalities
Stay less than 3 months: passport, valid until 6 months after the return date + visa (obtained for free at arrival) + return ticket.

Money
Monetary unit: Rand (ZAR) - 100 ZAR = 7.68 GBP (05-2012)
Cash dispensers: available in all cities.
Credit cards: are accepted almost everywhere.
Tip: it is usual to leave a 10% tip

Health
-In some wildlife parks, there is a malaria risk
-A yellow fever vaccination is highly recommended
-Always consult your doctor before leaving.

 This in an example, you can adapt it to your own needs and wishes
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