African Eagle is one of the major inbound operators in Southern Africa, Eastern Africa and Western Africa, with offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town (South Africa), Windhoek (Namibia), Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe), Nairobi (Kenya), Arusha and Zanzibar (Tanzania), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Dakar (Senegal) and Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire).

We offer tour packages in 14 countries in Africa, including South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zanzibar, Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Senegal, Gambia, Mauritania and other African countries on request.

We operated our first tour in 1993 and have accumulated 28 years of experience as a specialist tour operator. From a dream holiday on a tropical island or in a private game reserve in the heart of the African bush, to the trip of your life to discover the highlights of Africa, our specialist consultants are available to make the best of your travel in Africa. More than 100 000 travellers trust us every year with their African vacations. We would like to have the opportunity to convince you to do the same.

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Rates from USD 5,319.58

Journey starts from: Cape Town airport

Visited countries: South Africa

Visited areas: Cape Town  Johannesburg Kruger Kwazulu Natal

Itinerary type: Comfort

Transport: Guided tours

Day Transfers & visits Meal plan** Overnight Cat.*
1 Meet and Greet • Signal Hill • Table Mountain Aerial Cableway (Afternoon)(n)   D B B Cape Town area: Garden Court Nelson Mandela Boulevard 3Star
2 Hout Bay Seal Island Boat Trip • Chapman's Peak Drive • Cape of Good Hope National Park • Boulders Beach • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens • Victoria and Alfred Waterfront L D B B Cape Town area: Garden Court Nelson Mandela Boulevard 3Star
3 Day at leisure • Stellenbosch Orientation • Wine Tasting • Franschhoek Orientation L D B B Cape Town area: Garden Court Nelson Mandela Boulevard 3Star
4 Cape Town City Tour • Lunch at Own Expense • Meet and Greet   D B B Durban area: The Waterfront Hotel 3Star
5 Durban Golden Mile • Boat Trip St Lucia Estuary L D B B Hluhluwe: Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge 4Star
6 4x4 Game Drive (Hluhluwe) • Lavumisa Discover • Swazi Candles • Ezulwini Artisan Market L D B B Swaziland: Mantenga Lodge 3Star
7 Ngwenya Glass Factory • Piggs Peak Discover • Cultural Show at Matsamo L D B B Kruger: Casa Do Sol 4Star
8 Kruger South Full Day Game Drive • 4x4 Game Drive Full Day (Scheduled)(o) • Lunch at Own Expense   D B B Kruger: Casa Do Sol 4Star
9 Blyde River Canyon L D B B Johannesburg area: Indaba Hotel Fourways Johannesburg 4Star
10 Pretoria Orientation Tour • Soweto Tour • End of our services L      
(o)Transfers, visits and meals followed by the (o) symbol are optionals with rates shown separately.
(n)Suggestions not included in our rates.
*The category shown is not necessarily the official star grading of the hotel as some hotels have no grading. It reflects our opinion on the hotel category according to local standards.
**Included meals: L Lunch, D Dinner, B Accommodation, B Breakfast. Followed by (o) when the meal is optional.

Your Itinerary

Day Transfers & visits
1 Meet and Greet • Signal Hill • Table Mountain Aerial Cableway (Afternoon)(n)
2 Hout Bay Seal Island Boat Trip • Chapman's Peak Drive • Cape of Good Hope National Park • Boulders Beach • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens • Victoria and Alfred Waterfront
3 Day at leisure • Stellenbosch Orientation • Wine Tasting • Franschhoek Orientation
4 Cape Town City Tour • Lunch at Own Expense • Meet and Greet
5 Durban Golden Mile • Boat Trip St Lucia Estuary
6 4x4 Game Drive (Hluhluwe) • Lavumisa Discover • Swazi Candles • Ezulwini Artisan Market
7 Ngwenya Glass Factory • Piggs Peak Discover • Cultural Show at Matsamo
8 Kruger South Full Day Game Drive • 4x4 Game Drive Full Day (Scheduled)(o) • Lunch at Own Expense
9 Blyde River Canyon
10 Pretoria Orientation Tour • Soweto Tour • End of our services
(o)Transfers, visits and meals followed by the (o) symbol are optionals with rates shown separately.
(n)Suggestions not included in our rates.
**Included meals: L Lunch, D Dinner, B Accommodation, B Breakfast. Followed by (o) when the meal is optional.

Overnight

Day Overnight Cat.*
1 Cape Town area: Garden Court Nelson Mandela Boulevard 3Star
2 Cape Town area: Garden Court Nelson Mandela Boulevard 3Star
3 Cape Town area: Garden Court Nelson Mandela Boulevard 3Star
4 Durban area: The Waterfront Hotel 3Star
5 Hluhluwe: Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge 4Star
6 Swaziland: Mantenga Lodge 3Star
7 Kruger: Casa Do Sol 4Star
8 Kruger: Casa Do Sol 4Star
9 Johannesburg area: Indaba Hotel Fourways Johannesburg 4Star
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*The category shown is not necessarily the official star grading of the hotel as some hotels have no grading. It reflects our opinion on the hotel category according to local standards.
Travel date: Calendar
D1: Cape Town airport - Cape Town
Meet and Greet • Signal Hill • Table Mountain Aerial Cableway (Afternoon)(n)
 -Meet and greet at Cape Town International Airport. Our guide will meet you at the airport upon your arrival before embarking on your guided tour.
 -Embark on your guided tour aboard your minibus: He will accompany you all along your circuit from Cape Town airport (Day 1) to Cape Town airport (Day 4)
 -Take in Cape Town’s city sights from Signal Hill. This prominent Cape Town landmark is named for its original use, the practice of flying signal flags to communicate with passing ships. Its peaks provide breathtaking views across Table Bay harbour, the City Bowl and the Atlantic Ocean and the 350-metre high hill is a favourite destination for sundowners. Signal Hill lies adjacent to Lions Head, forming the ‘rump’ of the lion and is also the location from which the historic Noon Gun is fired. The guns were once used in combat and as a time signal for ships anchored in the harbour. Today this age-old tradition continues as they are fired at midday every day except Sundays and public holidays. By night Signal Hill becomes one of the most popular spots for romantic rendezvous as amorous couples make their way up the hill for sundowners and stunning views of the city at night. In summer this is also an excellent vantage spot from which to admire the floodlights that illuminate the steep embankments of Table Mountain.
 -Marvel at the views of Cape Town from the aerial cableway and plateau on Table Mountain. The Mother City is synonymous with the striking mountain that is flanked by Devil’s Peak to the east and Lion’s Head to the west, providing a dramatic backdrop to the city. Table Mountain holds an unusually rich biodiversity and forms part of the Cape Floral Region, a protected area. Rock hyrax, or dassie as they are locally known, are often seen scampering through the scrub and the views from the summit over Table Bay, Robben Island and the Atlantic seaboard are breathtaking. The cable cars depart every 10 to 15 minutes and rotate 360 degrees as they travel up to 302 metres above sea level, giving passengers panoramic views over the city. Five minutes is all it takes to reach the summit and once there you can marvel at the views, have a bite to eat in the restaurant or do a bit of shopping at the extensive curio shop. The cableway only operates when weather permits. (#)
 -Dinner: Garden Court Nelson Mandela Boulevard
 -Overnight: Garden Court Nelson Mandela Boulevard (Standard Room - Dinner, Bed and Breakfast)
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D2: Cape Town
Hout Bay Seal Island Boat Trip • Chapman's Peak Drive • Cape of Good Hope National Park • Boulders Beach • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens • Victoria and Alfred Waterfront
 -Breakfast
 -Boat cruise from Hout Bay Harbour to Duiker Island. The island is a sanctuary for thousands of Cape fur seals (actually sea lions originating from the Antarctic) as well as a variety of seabirds including gannets, cormorants and sea gulls. It is illegal to land on the island, but the trip takes you within arm's reach of the seals who seem to know they're the centre of attention and put up a fantastic performance, diving and twisting with amazing speed and agility (weather permitting).
 -Drive along Cape Town's most scenic road: Chapman's Peak Drive. Hacked out of the face of the mountain between 1915 and 1922, Chapman's Peak connects Hout Bay with Noordhoek along one of the most dramatic marine routes in the world that hugs the coast of the Atlantic Seaboard for nine kilometres. Reopened to the public in 2003 after major safety works were completed, Chapman's Peak Drive climbs steadily from the harbour of Hout Bay, skirting 114 curves to follow the rocky coastline presenting some truly magnificent views of the sandy bays below. The combination of steep, almost thrilling rocky inclines, shimmering blue waters and expansive skies simply take the breath away.
 -Visit the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, recognised globally for its extraordinary land formation, rich and diverse fauna and unique flora. The legendary Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope were key beacons for the early explorers and are the source of many myths and legends. In 1488, Bartholomew Dias named the peninsula the Cape of Storms. King John II of Portugal later gave it its actual name. The Cape of Good Hope is a scenic wonder, where soft white sandy beaches alternate with rugged stretches of rock and breathtaking cliffs.
 -Lunch: Dixies
 -Get acquainted with African penguins at Boulders Beach. Named for the large, smooth, round boulders that form this coastline, Boulders Beach is one of the few remaining locations in the country where African penguins are able to roost and nest without interference from humans. While the beach itself is a popular bathing spot, it is equally shared with these black and white marine birds that are frequently seen sunning themselves on the rocks or taking a dive into the coolness of the Atlantic Ocean. The adjacent fynbos area holds their delicate nesting grounds, and raised, fenced walkways allow visitors to enter the area without disturbing the birds. Look for nests hidden in the sand and among the scrubland as breeding pairs carefully nurture and protect their eggs. African penguins are classified as endangered species and Boulders Beach is the only location in the world where humans can get close to these birds in their natural habitat.
 -Discover Cape flora of every variety at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. Delve into the immense wealth of biodiversity as you explore the Fragrance, Medicinal and Water Wise Gardens. Highlights at Kirstenbosch include the Peninsula Garden, containing many of the 2 500 plant species found on the Cape Peninsula, and the Protea Garden with numerous displays of the king protea, South Africa's national flower. The gardens were established in 1913 to promote, conserve and display the extraordinarily rich and diverse flora of southern Africa and today there are over 7 000 species in cultivation. Kirstenbosch is a World Heritage Site, covering 36 hectares set within a 528 hectare estate that contains protected mountainside supporting natural forest and fynbos along with a variety of animals and birds.
 -Explore the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, situated at South Africa’s oldest working harbour in the centre of Cape Town. Offering over 450 retail outlets selling everything from high-end fashion and jewellery to food and crafts, the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is one of Cape Town’s most popular destinations, attracting in excess of 23 million visitors a year. Besides offering vibrant and chic indoor and outdoor shopping and restaurants, you can also watch fishing boats dock with fresh fish or see a container ship being towed into the harbour by a tug boat. Draw-bridges over the water open and close every so often to allow smaller sailing vessels access to the docks, while the Cape Wheel gives unsurpassed 360 degree views of the city, and the outdoor amphitheatre plays host to music, dance and theatrical performances throughout the year.
 -Dinner: Meloncino Restaurant
 -Overnight: Garden Court Nelson Mandela Boulevard (Standard Room - Bed and Breakfast)
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D3: Cape Town
Day at leisure • Stellenbosch Orientation • Wine Tasting • Franschhoek Orientation
 -Breakfast
 -Day at leisure.
 -Wander through the oak-lined streets of Stellenbosch. Lying at the foot of the Simonsberg mountains and within the grandiose Cape Winelands, Stellenbosch is internationally renowned for its award-winning wines, fantastic restaurants, trendy culture and historic buildings. The town is the perfect place to explore on foot with its many side-walk cafes and buzzy student vibe, owing to the large and prestigious university that is an icon of Stellenbosch culture. Many leading wine estates are found here including Spier, Tokara and Delheim, as well as some of the country’s best restaurants where dining can be an informal al fresco affair or something more elegant and black tie. Art lovers can explore the copious galleries while outdoor enthusiasts have plenty of nature activities available to them at Jonkershoek.
 -Cross the bridge to the historic Rickety Bridge Winery. Overlooking the majestic Wemmershoek Mountains, the origins of this wine estate date back to the late 1600s when farm land was first granted to French Huguenots who settled in the area. To enter the picturesque estate visitors must still cross a bridge that spans the Franschhoek River, much like French Huguenots did centuries before. Across the bridge, however, are surprising contemporary touches where a modern boutique-style winery produces award-winning wines, and a stylish tasting centre lies hidden in the vines. Rickety Bridge is well known for its tradition of winemaking, and your wine tasting will introduce you to a number of the estate’s cultivars.
 -Lunch: Rickety Bridge Wine Estate
 -Orientation tour of Franshhoek. This French corner of the Cape lies in one of the most beautiful wine valleys in the world, just 45 minutes from Cape Town and within half an hour's drive of the Stellenbosch, Paarl, Wellington and Somerset West wine routes. Originally known as the Valley of the Huguenots, a community of French Huguenots were granted land in this valley by the Dutch government of the Cape, after fleeing their homeland when Protestantism was outlawed in France in 1685. Today, many of the wine farms still bear their original French names and most of these farms have beautiful examples of Cape Dutch architecture.
 -Dinner: Gold Restaurant
Prepare for a mind-blowing gastronomic experience at GOLD Restaurant. This Pan-African experience melds African culinary traditions with modern flavours, serving up a sophisticated African feast that changes seasonally. Just as African food is traditionally shared between family and friends, guests are given a 14-dish tasting menu served in individual and shared portions, as the country of origin, cooking techniques and spicing are explained. While you are dining, archetypal African stories are told through the form of live entertainment with the superb GOLD team, dressed in authentic traditional garments, bringing ambience, warmth and knowledgeable service to your table. The 14 dishes incorporate starters, street food, main courses and two desserts, taking you on an exotic flavour tour across the African continent.
 -Overnight: Garden Court Nelson Mandela Boulevard (Standard Room - Bed and Breakfast)
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D4: Cape Town - Durban
Cape Town City Tour • Lunch at Own Expense • Meet and Greet
 -Breakfast
 -Tour of Cape Town. Also known as the Mother City, Cape Town is a rare cultural gem, resulting from the amalgamation of different nationalities and indigenous tribes. Alongside high-rise office blocks, a harmonious blend of architectural styles has been meticulously preserved, including Edwardian, Victorian and Cape Dutch. Narrow, cobblestone streets and the Islamic character of the Bo-Kaap enhance the cosmopolitan ambiance. During the tour you will see the Castle of Good Hope – this pentagon-shaped fort is the oldest surviving building in South Africa, and the Company's Garden – a large public park, originally Jan van Riebeeck's vegetable garden, which he grew to feed the original colony as early as 1652. The tour of this beautiful city introduces you to a rich culture and history.
 -Lunch at own expense.
 -Flight CapeTown - Durban (Economy Class) (Optional rates: D4:Flight Cape Town - Durban)
 -Meet and Greet at Durban airport.
 -Embark on your guided tour aboard your minibus: He will accompany you all along your circuit from Durban airport (Day 4) to Johannesburg OR Tambo (Day 10)
 -Dinner: The Waterfront Hotel
 -Overnight: The Waterfront Hotel (Standard Room - Bed and Breakfast)
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D5: Durban - Hluhluwe
Durban Golden Mile • Boat Trip St Lucia Estuary
 -Breakfast
 -Travel to St. Lucia
 -Discover Durban's 'Golden Mile'. This six-kilometre long stretch of sandy beach starts roughly at South Beach and uShaka Marine World and ends at the Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World to the north. The Golden Mile is also a huge pleasure resort with dozens of swimming and splash pools, fountains and waterslides, curio markets and merry-go-rounds, uShaka Marine World, exotic restaurants, nightclubs and many hotels and apartment complexes directly at the beach. Swimming is good during most of the year due to the warm, subtropical climate, and the beaches are well monitored and protected by shark nets. An unusual feature at the Golden Mile is the Zulu Rikshas. The vehicles and their drivers are colourfully decorated. For a small fee, you can let yourself be pulled along the beach promenade.
 -Lunch: Braza Restaurant (Ocean Basket St Lucia)
 -Boat cruise on the Lake Saint Lucia Estuary. Situated within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, the Lake Saint Lucia Estuary is a designated World Heritage Site that offers some of the most extraordinary waterscapes in the world. The network of coastal lakes, dunes, subtropical forests, swamps and wetland systems provides a haven for indigenous flora and fauna and the area is particularly popular with bird lovers. The Saint Lucia Estuary is one of the largest in Africa and this amazing mass of water is home to approximately 800 hippos and over 1 000 Nile crocodiles. Wildlife such as antelope and zebra graze its shores and birdlife is prolific with over 500 resident species including large flocks of pelicans, flamingos and ducks.
 -Dinner: Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge
 -Overnight: Zulu Nyala Heritage Safari Lodge (Standard Room - Dinner, Bed and Breakfast)
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D6: Hluhluwe - Swaziland
4x4 Game Drive (Hluhluwe) • Lavumisa Discover • Swazi Candles • Ezulwini Artisan Market
 -Breakfast
 -Three-hour 4x4 game drive in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve. This 96 000 hectare reserve is the oldest proclaimed game reserve in Africa and boasts a wealth of wildlife, including the Big Five and the endangered African wild dog. Your safari will explore the northern side of the park, a scenic, hilly area with patches of dense bush. The reserve is well known for its black and white rhino conservation efforts and there are currently approximately 1 500 white rhino and 360 black rhino in Hluhluwe. The area is also well stocked with a variety of antelope species, including kudu, impala, waterbuck, bushbuck and nyala. This picturesque reserve has a number of excellent viewing hides that overlook the watering holes, allowing visitors the opportunity of close up wildlife viewing.
 -Travel to Swaziland
 -Admire the contrasting landscape of Lavumisa while traversing Swaziland. This tiny, independent country is locked between the provinces of Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, and Mozambique. The plains in the south-western part of Swaziland contrast sharply with the mountainous landscapes of the north and here you will discover lush sugarcane fields alternating with bush savannah dotted with Swazi kraals. Near the southern border post of Lavumisa, the Lubombo Mountains loom majestically in the near distance. This sweeping mountain range covers practically the entire eastern side of the country and forms the natural border between Swaziland and Mozambique.
 -Lunch: Sambane Coffee Shoppe
 -Wax lyrical about the Swazi candlemakers at Malkerns. From its humble beginnings in an old cowshed the Swazi Candle Factory today exports beautiful candles throughout the world and holds the esteemed reputation of producing an amazing assortment of handcrafted wax wares. On any given weekday you will be able to view the approximately 200 craftspeople as they go about the process of moulding the pigmented wax into fascinating shapes and sizes, ranging from traditional shaped candles to African animal forms. Each candle is hand-finished, meaning that no two candles will ever look exactly the same. Swazi Candles is one of the most famous handicraft outlets in southern Africa and a favourite stop for visitors looking for gifts and souvenirs to take home.
 -Browse through handmade African crafts at the Ezulwini Artisan Market. This multi-coloured, free- spirited market is located in the Malkern Valley in Swaziland amidst the majestic mountains, offering spectacular scenery as well as a unique shopping experience. The market remains untouched by commercialism, where just about all the goods on offer are made by local Swazi people who collectively gather by the roadside in order to sell their wares and make a living. The market is awash with Swazi style jewellery, colourful linen and exquisite wood carvings, mosaics and paintings. Enjoy perusing the numerous stalls as you get a taste of Swazi culture and pick up mementos of your African travels.
 -Dinner: Mantenga Lodge
 -Overnight: Mantenga Lodge (Sheba Room - Dinner, Bed and Breakfast)
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D7: Swaziland - Kruger
Ngwenya Glass Factory • Piggs Peak Discover • Cultural Show at Matsamo
 -Breakfast
 -Admire glass-masters at work at the Ngwenya Glass Factory. This glass blowing factory forms the central hub of an arts and craft village in Swaziland where visitors can watch craftsmen at work as they shape and mould molten glass into a variety of gorgeous pieces. The factory makes use of approximately 500 kg of recycled glass a day that is crushed down and then melted in a furnace before the upcycle process begins and the hot glass lava is transformed into new and beautiful shapes. As part of Ngwenya’s social upliftment programme, community members ranging from school children to adults are encouraged to collect discarded glass objects and bring them to the factory in return for payment. The village is also home to numerous other arts and crafts outlets, restaurants, cafes and a children’s playground area, making for an ideal family outing.
 -Traverse the mountains towards Piggs Peak. Tucked away in the north western corner of Swaziland, Piggs Peak is a region once made famous for its spectacular gold mining and now an important supplier of timber. The beautiful mountainous landscape has led to the area often being referred to as the ‘Switzerland of Africa’, filled with sparkling waterfalls, three of the highest peaks in the Kingdom of Swaziland, Bushmen paintings, nature reserves and picturesque indigenous bushland. The town itself is filled with colourful African art and craft shops while slightly further afield you will find the historic Bulembu village, Emlembe, the highest mountain in Swaziland and the Maguga Dam.
 -Lunch: Matsamo Customs and Tradition Center
 -Visit to the Matsamo Cultural Park. Located at the Jeppes Reef border, not far from the Kruger National Park, this educational cultural village offers visitors an introduction to the Swazi people, their culture and traditions. It opened in 2000 to showcase the Swazi way of life and as a means for the Swazi people to celebrate their own culture, reminding younger generations of their rich heritage. The tour combines singing and dancing shows with an educational experience, highlighting the differences between Swazi and Western lifestyles and revealing why these differences have come about. Your visit will include rhythmic dancing performances, age-old folk songs and music with authentic African instruments, as well as traditional Swazi cuisine. Visitors also have the opportunity to explore Matsamo and interact with the villagers as they go about their daily activities, including cultivating their crops and fashioning beautiful craft works.
 -Dinner: Casa Do Sol
 -Overnight: Casa Do Sol (Casa Room - Dinner, Bed and Breakfast)
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D8: Kruger
Kruger South Full Day Game Drive • 4x4 Game Drive Full Day (Scheduled)(o) • Lunch at Own Expense
 -Breakfast
 -Venture into the wilds with a /- 8 hours safari in the Kruger National Park in your tour vehicle. This extraordinary wildlife arena initially opened its gates in 1926, becoming the first national park in South Africa. Today it is one of the largest game reserves on the continent, covering a staggering area of 18 989 square kilometres and extending 350 kilometres from north to south and 60 kilometres from east to west. The Big Five are all found in abundance and overall the park supports 147 species of free roaming mammals. Here you are also likely to encounter numerous species of antelope, elephant and perhaps even cheetah and the rare African wild dog. Bird watching is highly rewarding with over 500 species including a diverse assortment of raptors.
 -Full day 4x4 game drive in the Kruger Park. Your scheduled departure will leave from your hotel at dawn as you set out in an open 4x4 safari vehicle for a short drive to one of the park's gates and into the Kruger National Park. It is one of the largest game reserves in Africa, stretching across a vast 18 989 square kilometres in the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga. With over 12 000 elephants, 27 000 African buffalo and 1 000 leopards, the Big Five is well represented. White rhino sightings are frequent, while spotting a black rhino may require some patience and a bit of luck. Lions are plentiful with over 2 000 stalking the plains. Overall, the Kruger supports 147 free roaming mammal species. Of the 517 species of birds here, 253 are resident and the reserve supports six diverse eco-systems. Your morning safari concludes at one of the rest camps inside the reserve giving you the opportunity to stretch and refresh. The 4x4 vehicle will allow you to get very close to the surrounding vegetation while your experienced ranger follows fresh animal spoor. Your safari concludes in the late afternoon before returning to the hotel. (Optional rates: D8:Kruger 4x4 Game Drive Full Day)
 -Lunch at own expense.
 -Dinner: Casa Do Sol
 -Overnight: Casa Do Sol (Casa Room - Dinner, Bed and Breakfast)
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D9: Kruger - Johannesburg
Blyde River Canyon
 -Breakfast
 -Travel to Middelburg
 -Witness nature at its best at the Blyde River Canyon. This spectacular piece of landscape carves its way through kilometres of red sandstone and is one of the most outstanding geological features in South Africa. It rates as one of the natural wonders of the world as well as one of the biggest canyons on the planet and presents immense natural beauty and wonder. Stunning vistas from legendary viewpoint such as God’s Window offer views as far afield as the Kruger National Park and Mozambique on a clear day. Other natural attractions include the Three Rondavels, probably one of the most beautiful view of the Canyon. Blyde River is home to over 1 000 species of flora, some of the most glorious waterfalls you could wish to see and is filled with an abundance of animal and bird life including the rare bald ibis that nests on the cliff ledges.
 -Buffet lunch: The Corn
 -Travel to Johannesburg
 -Boma dinner: Indaba Hotel Fourways Johannesburg
Overlooking the hotel's garden, Chief's Boma is the perfect place to sample traditional South African cuisine. At the sound of the marimba you will enjoy a buffet that includes a variety of game meat and a hint of Afrikaaner cuisine.
 -Overnight: Indaba Hotel Fourways Johannesburg (Standard Room - Bed and Breakfast)
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D10: Johannesburg - Johannesburg OR Tambo
Pretoria Orientation Tour • Soweto Tour
 -Breakfast
 -Familiarise yourself with Afrikaans and African culture with a tour of Pretoria. The Jacaranda City, as Pretoria is fondly called, is the administrative and diplomatic centre of South Africa that once served as the headquarters for the old independent Transvaal Boere Republic. Here you will find some of the iconic landmarks that represent the old independent Transvaal as well as the new democratic South Africa. The Voortrekker Monument is a massive memorial ringed by ox wagons that commemorate the exodus of disillusioned Afrikaaners from the Cape, Church Square houses Die Raadsaal, the former parliament buildings of the Boer Republic, and the Paul Kruger House was the home of the Traansvaal Republic’s president. The Union Buildings stand proud and tall, built in 1910 and now house the official seat of the South African government as well as a nine-metre statue of former president Nelson Mandela.
 -Buffet lunch: Sakhumzi Restaurant
Soak up the jovial atmosphere at this traditional African styled restaurant, nestled in the heart of Soweto in Orlando West’s famous Vilakazi Street. The eatery was once an illegal bar or ‘shebeen’ during the apartheid era but is now a traditional local restaurant that specialises in African cuisine such as mogodu (tripe), mielie pap (corn flour) mutton stew, umleqwa (traditional-style steamed chicken) and much more. The area also has a rich historical background and Vilakazi Street in the only road in the world to have housed two Nobel laureates: Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. Get chatting with the locals as you socialise and enjoy your traditional South African lunch.
 -Get a taste of vibrant and gritty street life with a tour of Soweto. This township is located to the south-west of Johannesburg and is the biggest in the city, made famous for its role in the struggle against apartheid. Its roots trace back to the early days of gold mining when many migrant workers arrived in Johannesburg at the turn of the 20th century. As the ruling National Party tightened its hold on apartheid and forced black people out of white areas the township grew and today Soweto still supports close to 4-million people. Highlights of South Africa’s political history to be found in Soweto include the Hector Pieterson Museum and Memorial, honouring the student protests of 1976; Walter Sisulu Square, where the Freedom Charter was signed; Vilakazi Street whose former residents includes two Nobel Peace Prize winners; and the brightly coloured Soweto Towers.