DATE ROUTING
DAY 1 – SUNDAY JOHANNESBURG
DAY 2 – MONDAY JOHANNESBURG – MPUMALANGA
DAY 3 – TUESDAY MPUMALANGA
DAY 4 – WEDNESDAY MPUMALANGA – SWAZILAND
DAY 5 – THURSDAY SWAZILAND – ST LUCIA AND SURROUNDS
DAY 6 – FRIDAY ST LUCIA AND SURROUNDS – DURBAN
DAY 7 – SATURDAY DURBAN – DRAKENSBERG
DAY 8 – SUNDAY DRAKENSBERG
DAY 9 – MONDAY DRAKENSBERG – EASTERN CAPE COAST
DAY 10 – TUESDAY EASTERN CAPE COAST – PORT ELIZABETH
DAY 11 – WEDNESDAY PORT ELIZABETH – KNYSNA
DAY 12 – THURSDAY KNYSNA – OUDTSHOORN – MOSSEL BAY
DAY 13 – FRIDAY MOSSEL BAY – CAPE TOWN
DAY 14 – SATURDAY CAPE TOWN
DAY 15 – SUNDAY CAPE TOWN
END OF TOUR


MEAL KEY

BB – Bed and Breakfast
DBB – Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
DBB+ – Dinner, Bed and Breakfast plus one additional activity
DBB++ – Dinner, Bed and Breakfast plus two additional activities
FB  – Full Board (includes 3 meals per day)
FB+ – Full Board (includes 3 meals per day) plus one additional service
FB++ – Full Board (includes 3 meals per day) plus two additional services
FI  – Fully Inclusive (includes all meals and local drinks), plus all activities

Selected departure dates

Jan19 Feb19 Mar19 Apr19 May19 Jun19 Jul19 Aug19 Sep19 Oct19 Nov19 Dec19
English 13 10 10 14 12 9 7;21 4;18 8 6;20 3;17 8

 

DURATION
15 Days/14 Nights

ROUTING
JOHANNESBURG – CAPE TOWN

INCLUDES
14 breakfasts, 4 dinners, accommodation, porterage, transportation, sightseeing as specified and Kruger Park Conservation levy (conservation levies are subject to increase without prior notice and are at the discretion of the game park)

VISA REQUIREMENTS
This tour travels through Swaziland and Lesotho. Please check visa requirements, as certain nationalities may require visas in order to travel through Swaziland and Lesotho.

NOTE
Accommodation check-in on Day 1 is from 14h00. Shuttle service on Day 1 starts at 06h15 and ends at 22h00. If you are arriving on a very early morning or late evening flight, please inform your Travel Agent, in order to make alternative transfer arrangements.

RATES valid 01/05/19-31/07/19

ACCOMMODATION USED:

  • Protea Hotel OR Tambo or similar x 1 night
  • Hippo Hollow Country Estate or similar x 2 nights
  • Lugogo Sun or similar x 1 night
  • Anew Hotel Hluhluwe or similar x 1 night
  • Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge or similar x 1 night
  • Drakensberg Gardens Hotel or similar x 2 nights
  • Crawford’s Beach Lodge or similar x 1 night
  • Garden Court Kings Beach or similar x 1 night
  • Premier Hotel The Moorings or similar x 1 night
  • Diaz Hotel & Resort or similar x 1 night
  • Sunsquare Cape Town Gardens or similar x 2 nights

LANGUAGE
All departures are in English.

DAY 1 – SUNDAY – JOHANNESBURG

Upon arrival you will be met and assisted to your shuttle transfer service to the hotel. You have the remainder of the day at leisure until 19h00 when we all meet at the hotel reception for a briefing on the tour and a chance to meet up with your fellow travellers.

DAY 2 – MONDAY – JOHANNESBURG – MPUMALANGA

This morning we leave for Mpumalanga, dropping several hundred feet into the lush subtropical region of the Lowveld. Travel along the circular Panorama Route via Graskop, visiting the view sites of the Blyde River Canyon, one of the natural wonders of Africa; gasp at the glory of God’s Window, with a boundless view of mountains and fertile plains and finally a visit to Bourke’s Luck Potholes before heading to Hazyview. [Breakfast] 

DAY 3 – TUESDAY  – MPUMALANGA

We have a bright and early start to the day in order to experience the wonders of exploring the Kruger National Park in our closed vehicle.  Spend a morning with the Big Five in the Kruger National Park. The Kruger National Park is an internationally renowned game reserve of nearly 2 million hectares and supports the largest variety of wildlife species on the African continent.  Keep a lookout for the wonderful flora and bird life that abounds.   We return to our hotel around lunch time and your afternoon is at leisure. [Packed Breakfast]

DAY 4 – WEDNESDAY – MPUMALANGA – SWAZILAND

This morning after breakfast, we check out and depart on our journey to Swaziland. We proceed south to Malalane and then onto Swaziland where this afternoon you will visit a real Chief’s village and have the fantastic opportunity to gain an authentic knowledge of traditional Swazi culture. [Breakfast]

DAY 5 – THURSDAY – SWAZILAND – ST LUCIA AND SURROUNDS

This morning we journey through Swaziland into Zululand.  Our journey continues into the Kingdom of KwaZulu-Natal where ancient traditions and modern cultures of both Zulu and Settler have combined into a vibrant society living in peace and harmony. Arrive this afternoon in the Umfolozi area for your overnight stay. [Breakfast]

DAY 6 – FRIDAY – ST LUCIA AND SURROUNDS – DURBAN

Guests have the option to lie in or take an optional morning boat cruise (own account) or simply soak up the atmosphere of this tourist town St Lucia before heading off later in the morning towards Durban. An orientation tour introduces us to this multicultural, vibrant seaside city before arriving at our hotel late afternoon. [Breakfast]

DAY 7 – SATURDAY – DURBAN – DRAKENSBERG

This morning, enjoy a leisurely breakfast or perhaps take an early morning cab ride to the bustling Umhlanga Beach for a stroll along the Promenade mile which buzzes with energy as surfers, joggers and cyclists take to this seaside playground. Then we head into the majestic Southern Drakensberg Mountains. We proceed on a visit to the 300 foot high Howick Falls, continuing through the Southern Midlands Meander Route, arriving at our hotel mid-afternoon. Your afternoon is at leisure to soak up the surroundings, or go fishing, hiking and even horse riding in clean mountain air (own account). [Breakfast & Dinner]

DAY 8 – SUNDAY – DRAKENSBERG

Enjoy a full day at leisure to soak up the surroundings of the magnificent Southern Drakensberg Mountains. There are also many leisure activities to be enjoyed at the Resort. [Breakfast & Dinner]

DAY 9 – MONDAY – DRAKENSBERG – EASTERN CAPE COAST

This morning we continue south to the Eastern Cape entering the fourth of the provinces and the birth place of Nelson Mandela (fondly known as Madiba). En route we see the old traditional way of life in the homeland area known as the Transkei and stop for lunch (own account) outside the capital of Umtata.  We continue via Nelson Mandela’s birth place and house, arriving late afternoon at our accommodation in Chinsta East, on the beautiful, unspoilt Eastern Cape Coast. [Breakfast & Dinner]

DAY 10 – TUESDAY – EASTERN CAPE COAST – PORT ELIZABETH

We awake to the sounds of the crashing waves and have the morning at leisure to unwind with beach sand between our toes.  The beach stretches on uninterrupted for many kilometres and the thick indigenous beach forest is a haven for an amazing variety of birdlife.  We set off heading south to Port Elizabeth. [Breakfast]

DAY 11 – WEDNESDAY – PORT ELIZABETH – KNYSNA

Today our journey continues towards the Cape. Visit the Tsitsikamma Forest, which provides scenic walking opportunities.  A short walk to the Storms River Mouth offers some magnificent views of the gorge and river below. Arrive in Knysna late afternoon for check in at our hotel. [Breakfast & Dinner]

DAY 12 – THURSDAY – KNYSNA – OUDTSHOORN – MOSSEL BAY

After breakfast, we travel inland over the spectacular Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, known as the ‘feather capital of the world’ because of its ostrich industry. We visit a working ostrich farm and then explore the famous Cango Caves. Walk (the more adventurous may crawl!) around the famous Cango Caves with their magnificent dripstone formations of stalactites and stalagmites. Overnight in Mossel Bay. [Breakfast]

DAY 13 – FRIDAY – MOSSEL BAY – CAPE TOWN

Today’s journey ends in Cape Town. On the way we stop off in Albertinia to visit a well-known aloe factory. In this area, the Cape Aloe grows wild on many farms, and is still harvested in the traditional, labour-intensive way, providing a livelihood for unskilled, independent tappers. We drive via Swellendam, Worcester and through the Huguenot Tunnel before arriving in Cape Town in the late afternoon. [Breakfast]

DAY 14 – SATURDAY – CAPE TOWN (UNESCORTED)

Enjoy a day of leisure in the ‘Mother City’ where a visit to the V&A Waterfront is recommended. Enjoy quality time exploring this beautiful city. [Breakfast]

DAY 15 – SUNDAY – CAPE TOWN

This morning after breakfast, check out of the hotel by 11h00. The remainder of the day will be at leisure until your transfer to Cape Town International airport. [Breakfast]


OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS:

Enhance the journey with optional excursions on the tour, available for pre-booking.

PRICE Valid 01/01/19 – 31/12/19:

DAY 3 – TUESDAY: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK – FULL DAY OPEN VEHICLE SAFARI

Join a full day open vehicle safari with a highly qualified field guide who is eager to share their knowledge and passion for this unique wilderness area.

DAY 5 – THURSDAY HLUHLUWE-IMFOLOZI PARK

Enjoy an afternoon, 3 hour open vehicle safari into the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park, Africa’s oldest game reserve and world renowned for its highly successful white rhino conservation programme.

DAY 6 – FRIDAY – ST LUCIA: GAME VIEWING BOAT CRUISE

Enjoy a game viewing boat cruise in St Lucia (depending on weather conditions), getting up close to the sights and sounds of hippos and crocodiles and marvelling at the plentiful birdlife.

DAY 8 – SUNDAY – SANI PASS: 4X4 ADVENTURE TOUR

Join a 4×4 tour up Sani Pass and into the tiny mountain Kingdom of Lesotho (passport required) which includes lunch at the highest pub in Africa.

DAY 14 – SATURDAY – CAPE TOWN: KAAPSE STORIES DINNER THEATRE

Enjoy an evening of song, theatre and delicious Cape food that serves as a perfect welcome to the mother city.

DAY 14 – SATURDAY – CAPE TOWN: FULL DAY CAPE PENINSULA TOUR

Join this full day tour that explores the dramatic coastline of the Cape Peninsula including a visit to Boulders Beach penguin colony (entrance fee for own account) and Cape Point Nature Reserve.

DAY 14 – SATURDAY – CAPE TOWN – FULL DAY CAPE WINELANDS TOUR

While South Africa’s fertile valleys are world famous for their crisp white and classic French-style red wines, the area is also a treasury of rustic beauty and sprawling estates shaded by giant oak trees. Visit the country’s principal wine routes of Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.

STANDARD CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS

1 UNDERTAKING

Zar Travel Services Guided Journeys undertakes to provide all services offered subject to the terms and conditions set out herein, which terms and conditions are accepted by the passenger.

2 DEFINITION

Zar Travel Services SA means: Zar Travel Services SA cc.

Passenger means :  Individuals, groups, companies or other legal persons using the services offered by Zar Travel Serives SA and includes the agents of passengers.

Services meansThe provision of accommodations and/or transportation and/or meals as offered by Zar Travel Services SA and accepted by the Passenger.

3 TERMS OF PAYMENT

3.1 On confirmation of services – a deposit of 25 % of the quoted tour price is required (N.B: For tours that include Blue Train, Rovos Rail and/or Private Game Reserves and Lodges, a different schedule of deposits, payments and cancellation fees apply. This will be provided when applicable.)

45 days before commencement of services – full payment plus rooming list is required.

Notes

  1. i) Bookings made within 45 days of commencement of services must be accompanied by full payment of the tour plus rooming list.
  2. ii) Where circumstances do not permit the timeous receipt of funds, explicit confirmation of transfer of funds will enable us to reserve services.

3.2  If payments are made in negotiable foreign currency, the payer will be responsible for any short payment resulting from exchange rate fluctuations. The exchange rate applied by the official bankers of Zar Travel Services SA on receipt of moneys will be accepted as the applicable rate.

3.3  If the required deposit or final payment is not received by due date, Zar Travel Serivces SA reserves the right to withdraw services.

4 CANCELLATIONS

4.1 General Conditions

4.1.1 Cancellations made more than 45 days prior to arrival will not normally result in cancellation fees being charged. However;

4.1.2  Zar Travel Services SA reserves the right to recover any costs incurred or charges received from suppliers up to the date of cancellation.

4.1.3 In the event of services being cancelled 45 days or less, prior to arrival, the following cancellation fees will apply.

  • 45 days to 36 days before commencement of services: 25% total quoted tour price due.

(Subject to 2. above)

  • 35 days to 16 days before commencement of services: 50% of total quoted tour price due.

(Subject to 2. above)

  • 15 days or less before commencement of services : 100% of the total quoted tour price due

We recommend that you ensure that your passengers take adequate personal cancellation insurance cover before departure from home.

4.2  Special Conditions

For tours that include services of certain suppliers with more stringent policies, e.g., National Parks Board, Blue Train, Rovos Rail, Private Lodges and others, different cancellation fees will be enforceable.  These will be provided when applicable.

5 AIRLINES

Cancellations and refunds

In the event of cancellation or failure, for any reason whatsoever, to use confirmed space, as ticketed, 25% (twenty five percent) of the applicable airfare will be forfeited.  A change of reservation constitutes a cancellation. Extension of ticket validity is no permitted, save when a passenger is hospitalised due to illness or in the event of death of a member of the passenger’s immediate family.

Responsibilities and booking conditions

All airfare reservations are arranged subject to the conditions imposed by the respective airline.

6 LUGGAGE

One suitcase and one overnight bag per person is allowed. Zar Travel Services SA accepts no responsibility for loss or damage to luggage or personal property from whatsoever cause arising. Passengers are advised to take up adequate insurance cover.

7 DELAYS

Zar Travel Services SA shall not be responsible for the consequences of any delays whether arising from accidents, breakdowns, or any other cause.

8 RESPONSIBILITY

Zar Travel Services SA carries comprehensive passenger liability insurance details of which will be made available on request.  Zar Travel Services SA is not responsible for any damages sustained by any passenger as a Zar Travel Services SA acted as agent of such hotel, airline or other person.

9 LAW

The law of the Republic of South Africa shall govern the relationship between Zar Travel Services SA and the passenger and the Courts of the Republic of South Africa shall have sole jurisdiction in respect of any claims and/or disputes which may arise between Zar Travel Services and the passenger, or Agent.

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