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Effortless South Africa Self Drive Safari

  • Safari Information
  • - Departure; Daily
  • - Duration; 15 Days / 14 Nights
  • - Lodging; Safari Lodges, Hotels and Guesthouses
  • - Group Size; Minimum 2
  • - Note: Travel insurance is compulsory for all safaris
Days 1 - 2: Mpumalanga Scenic Route
- On arrival at Johannesburg International Airport pick up your rental car and self drive to the Mpumalanga Scenic Route.
- Estimated travelling time from Johannesburg: ± 5 hours (travelling at speed limits, no sight seeing).
- The following few days are at your complete leisure, explore the area or simple just relax the choice is yours.
- Mpumalanga Day Tours, numerous day and half day tours available (optional);
  - Shangaan Cultural Village
  - Panorama Route tour
  - Helicopter tours
  - White water rafting
  - Horse trails
  - Balloon safaris
- Accommodation information - We will advise on lodging options

Days 3 - 4: Sabi Sand Game Reserve
- After breakfast, depart for the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.
- Estimated travelling time from Sabi Sand: ± 2 - 2.5 hours (travelling at a leisurely pace).
- Check into your chosen establishment.
- The next few days are spent viewing, photographing and experiencing the wonders of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve.
- Optional spa treatments if available at chosen lodge.
- Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve where one can expect the wildlife to be relatively dense with good sightings and with the bonus vehicles numbers are kept low.
- Spend two nights inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner, and all scheduled activities offered by the lodge.
  - Game drives
  - Game walks
  - Spa treatments
  - Wildlife
  - White Water Rafting
  - Jane Goodall Institute
  - Visit a Cultural Village
  - Hot Air Balloon Safari
  - Kruger Elephant Back Safari
- Accommodation information - Nottens Bush Camp

Day 5: Swaziland
- After your morning game drive and breakfast, depart for The Royal Kingdom of Swaziland.
- Estimated travelling time from inside the Sabi Sand Game Reserve: ± 3 - 4 hours (travelling at a leisurely pace).
- Check into your chosen establishment.
- Swaziland offers both individual travellers and conference delegates a variety of attractions and activities - from scenic drives around the countryside, to unique arts and crafts, as well as great adventures such as hiking, river rafting and game drives.
- Numerous attractions and activities are available (optional);
  - Golf Clubs
  - Craft and art galleries
  - Nature walks
  - Horse Ride Safaris
  - Mountain Bike Safaris
  - Manzini Market
- Accommodation information - We will advise on lodging options

Days 6 - 7: Phinda Private Game Reserve
- After your breakfast, depart for the Phinda Private Game Reserve in the Zululand Region Of KwaZulu Natal.
- Estimated travelling time from Swaziland to Phinda: ± 3-4 hours (travelling at a leisurely pace).
- Check into your Phinda Forest Lodge and should time allow depart on a late afternoon game drive.
- Face-to-face with lions and rhino, up close to a whale shark or battling sailfish, that's the Phinda experience, one of the most exciting safari destinations in Africa.
- Located between the azure waters of the Indian Ocean and the lush waterways of the World Heritage Greater Saint Lucia Wetland Park, Phinda's 17 500 hectares span seven unique habitats.
- Numerous activities available (optional);
  - Mzinene River canoeing
  - Twice daily game drives
  - Interpretive bush walks
  - Mzinene River boat cruise
  - Deep Sea Fishing (optional)
  - Flight of the Fish Eagle(optional)
  - Scuba safaris(optional)
  - Zulu Cultural Tour (optional)
- Accommodation Information: Phinda Forest Lodge

Day 8: Durban
- After your morning game drive and breakfast, depart for Durban.
- Estimated travelling time from inside the Phinda Game Reserve: ± 3 - 4 hours (travelling at a leisurely pace).
- Check into Hotel.
- The day is at your complete leisure, explore the area or simple just relax the choice is yours.
- Numerous day and half day tours available (optional);
  - Durban City tour
  - Shakaland Zulu Experience
  - Ushaka Marine Tour
  - Relaxing on some of the best beaches in the country
  - Impilo Spa
  - Dine a la carte at the elegantly contemporary Gigi's Restaurant
- Accommodation information - We will advise on lodging options

Days 9 - 10: Garden Route
- After breakfast, board your flight from Durban to Port Elizabeth, where your rental car will be waiting.
- Depart for the Garden Route and onto Knysna.
- Estimated travelling time from Port Elizabeth to Knysna: ± 3 - 4 hours (travelling at a leisurely pace).
- Check into Phantom Forest Lodge.
- The following few days are at your complete leisure, explore the area, shop or simple just relax the choice is yours.
- Numerous day and half day tours available (optional);
  - Catamaran - Knysna Heads
  - Oyster Tasting
  - Sight seeing
  - Outeniqua Steam Train
  - Shopping and craft markets
  - Drive The Four Passes
- Accommodation information - Phantom Forest Lodge

Day 11: Oudtshoorn
- After your breakfast, depart for the ostrich capital of the world, Oudtshoorn.
- Estimated travelling time from inside the Knysna: ± 1 - 2 hours (travelling at a leisurely pace).
- Check into your chosen establishment.
- The day is at your complete leisure, explore the area or simple just relax the choice is yours.
- Out of Interest; Oudtshoorn is one of the ten most popular tourist venues in South Africa.
- Numerous day and half day tours available (optional);
  - Ostrich Farms
  - Cango Caves
  - Meerkat Magic Valley
  - Cheetah rehabilitation centre
  - Mountain Bike Safaris
- Accommodation information - We will advise on lodging options

Days 12 - 14: Cape Town
- After your breakfast, depart for the World Famous Cape Town.
- Estimated travelling time from inside the Knysna: ± 4 - 5 hours (travelling at a leisurely pace).
- Check into Kensington Place.
- The following few days are at your complete leisure, explore the area, shop or simple just relax the choice is yours.
  - Cape Town community field trip
  - Cape Town city tour
  - Stellenbosch winelands tour
  - Walk to freedom tour
  - Cape peninsula tour
  - A day safari
  - Winelands tour
- Accommodation information - Kensington Place

Day 15: Safari Ends
- After your breakfast, depart for Cape Town International Airport and onward to your next destination or home.



  • Rates on Request, budget dependant
  • Per person sharing
  • Rates are in South African Rands
  • *Rates may vary according to season
  • Flights (return);
  • UK - RSA; from £ 611
  • USA - RSA; from $ 1390
  • EUR - RSA; from € 495
  • Subject to availability & T&C's

  • Safari Includes
  • - Accommodation based on budget
  • - Vehicle based on budget
  • - Meals as stated
  • - Activities as stated
  • Safari Excludes
  • - Local and International Flights
  • - Visas
  • - Insurance
  • - Items of a personal nature
  • - Gratuities
  • - Activities not included in above itinerary
  • - Fuel costs
  • - Car Hire Insurance

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