For an in-depth taste of what this enthralling country has to offer, but minimising ‘moving around’, we would recommend an itinerary along the following lines: Day 1: Fly into Cape Town. Day 2: Upon arrival take a private transfer to your chosen hotel for 4 nights. Day 3: Take delivery of your hire car so that you can explore this stunning peninsula including Cape Point, Boulders Bay and Table Mountain. The Winelands and Overberg are also only a day trip away. Day 6: Today drive eastwards to the Garden Route (approx 5 hours) and check into your hotel for 4 nights. Explore the wild coastline, tranquil lagoons and indigenous forest whilst visiting local animal sanctuaries. Day 10: This morning continue your journey to the Eastern Cape (approx 3 hours) for your 2 night ‘Big Five’ Safari. Game Drives in open 4 × 4 vehicles take place at Dawn and Dusk each day in search of Lion, Elephant and other animals. Day 12: This afternoon drive to Port Elizabeth Airport, return your hire car and take your overnight flight home, changing planes in Johannesburg. Prefer to take your safari in the North West? You can fly from George on the Garden Route to Johannesburg and travel to / return from your Lodge from here, effectively taking your internal flight earlier in the itinerary.
A thrilling safari experience followed by relaxation on tropical shores must be high on the agenda for all would-be travellers! Day 1: Fly into Johannesburg. Day 2: Drive / transfer or take your shuttle flight to Madikwe Game Reserve the next morning. You will be collected from the air strip and welcomed at your luxury Lodge for 4 nights game viewing, in search of Elephant, Lion and the rare Wild Dog. Day 6: This morning you will have an early morning transfer to Johannesburg (approx 4 hours) for your lunch-time flight to Mauritius. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your chosen hotel for 5 nights where you can relax on the powder-soft beach or enjoy a variety of Watersports. Day 11: Return home truly rejuvenated on a direct flight. Well if you are going all that way…. you should know that it hardly costs any more to add in a few days in Cape Town on arrival!
Whether you would like to combine South Africa with the Indian Ocean or Middle East, we would recommend the following options. Day 1: Fly into Johannesburg Day 2: Collect your hire car / transfer / shuttle flight to Madikwe Game Reserve the next morning. You will be collected from the air strip and welcomed at your luxury Lodge for 3 nights game viewing, in search of Elephant, Lion and the rare Wild Dog Day 5: Today you will be transferred to the Waterberg (approx 3 hours) for your ‘active’ safari experience at Ant’s Nest or Hill for 3 or 4 nights. As there are no dangerous predators in the Reserve, it is safe to walk and horse ride with game such as rhino and giraffe, an experience not to be forgotten. Day 9: Transfer or drive back to Johannesburg to take your overnight flight back home. Can stretch your time a little further? Why note take a few days out on arrival in Sun City Resort to recuperate from the flight before heading up to Madikwe?