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Cape Town, Battlefields & Kruger National Park

Cost start at:

R

66450

Duration:

11 Nights 12 Days

Adventure, history and wildlife all rolled into one

Knowledgeable Guide

Private air-conditioned vehicle

Quality product offering

Fun & Informative experience 

Authentic memorable Africa

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Description:


A fantastic tour for the history enthusiasts, which includes South Africa’s much loved ‘Mother City’ and a Big Five Safari. A visit to the province of KwaZulu-Natal will take us to the historic battlefields of The Anglo Boer War and Anglo Zulu War, both of which changed the course of South African history. The Anglo Boer war was a brutal battle between Britain forces and the Boers of South Africa, lasting from 1899- 1902; we visit the battlefield of Spion Kop and relive the events that unfolded in January 1900. The Anglo Zulu War of 1879 will take us to Isandlwana and onto Rorke’s Drift for a riveting account of the battle between the British Empire and the Zulu Kingdom.


Itinerary:


Day 1

· Collected from Cape Town International Airport - please look out for a board on which your names will be displayed

· Transferred to your hotel

· Check in

· The rest of the day is at leisure to relax

Overnight: Cape Town Hotel BB


Day 2

· Today we undertake the journey around the Cape Peninsula and onto Cape Point – the most southwestern point on the African continent. The views are exceptional, with plenty of photo opportunities to capture the dramatic contrast of ocean and towering mountains

· On our return we meet the endangered African Penguin species of Boulders beach and travel through South Africa’s largest Naval Base, Simon’s Town

Overnight: Cape Town Hotel BB


Day 3

· After breakfast we will take a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain (weather permitting)

· This afternoon you have the choice between a city tour or catching the ferry to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years in prison (own account)

Overnight: Cape Town Hotel BB


Day 4

· Morning departure for Hermanus - a seaside town renowned for being the best land-based whale watching site in the world, with the southern right whales providing a spectacular show between June and December

· Option to go whale watching or spend the day shopping and exploring the town

Overnight: Hermanus Guesthouse BB


Day 5

· This morning we transfer to Cape Town International Airport for our flight to KwaZulu-Natal

· On arrival you will be collected from King Shaka International Airport and transferred to Umhlanga Rocks – a popular seaside town & holiday destination situated on the east coast of South Africa

· Afternoon at leisure – your guesthouse is in walking distance from the beach and the village centre where all the restaurants are located

Overnight Umhlanga Rocks Guesthouse B&B


Day 6

· Early morning departure for St Lucia World Heritage Site

· 2-hour hippo boat cruise on the St Lucia Estuary

· Visit the local market and stores in the town before returning to Umhlanga Rocks

Overnight: Umhlanga Rocks Guesthouse BB


Day 7

· Today is another early start as we make our way to Spion Kop. As you stand on the Battlefields you will relive the gruesome and epic battle which took place on the 24 January 1900 between the British & the Boers - a detailed account of the battle will be delivered by your guide

Overnight: Spionkop Guest House DBB


Day 8

· The Anglo Zulu Battle sites took place at Isandlwana & Rorke’s Drift where we will visit today and learn about the events that unfolded between the British and the Zulus. The terrain covered encompasses some of the most scenic countryside in South Africa

Overnight: Rorke’s Drift Lodge DBB


Day 9

· Early morning departure for the Kruger National Park

· On arrival in the Kruger check into our lodge

· The drive to the Kruger will take approximately 6 hours so you may choose to forgo your afternoon safari and rather relax at the lodge for the rest of the day

Overnight: Kruger National Park Lodge DBB


Day 10

· Early morning safari to experience the awakening of the bush and catch the Big Five in action

· Return to the lodge for breakfast and a day at leisure to relax by the pool

· This afternoon we will head out on another safari as the cooler hours of the day are when animals are more active

· Enjoy sundowners in the bush – a truly unique South African experience!

· Return to the lodge for a delicious dinner

Overnight: Kruger National Park Lodge DBB


Day 11

· This morning will be our final safari in the hope of spotting the elusive cats of the Kruger

· Return to the lodge for breakfast

· Check out – please hand your key in at reception and settle any extra expenses you may have incurred during your stay

· We will head out of the Kruger and spend the rest of the day exploring the magnificent Panorama Route

Overnight: Hoedspruit Guesthouse B&B


Day 12

· Transfer by road to O.R Tambo International Airport/ Johannesburg for your flight home


Included in tour:

· 3 nights Cape Town Hotel BB

· 1 night Hermanus Guesthouse BB

· 2 nights Umhlanga Rocks Guesthouse BB

· 1 night Spionkop Lodge DBB

· 1 night Rorke’s Drift Lodge DBB

· 2 nights Kruger National Park Private Lodge DBB (& certain wines & alcoholic beverages)

· 1 night Hoedspruit Guesthouse B&B

· Certified guide

· Air-conditioned vehicle

· Meet & Greet

· Airport transfer from CT Airport to hotel

· Cape Peninsula Full Day Tour

· Table Mountain Cable Car

· City Tour

· Hermanus Whale Watching

· Flight ex Cape Town to King Shaka International Airport

· Airport transfer from King Shaka Airport to your guesthouse

· Umhlanga Rocks

· St Lucia World Heritage Site

· Hippo Boat Cruise

· Spion Kop Battlefields Tour

· Isandlwana & Rorke’s Drift Battlefields Tour

· Road transfer to the Kruger National Park

· Big Five safari experience at a private lodge

· Panorama Route

· Road transfer ex Hoedspruit to O.R Tambo International Airport - Johannesburg


Excluded from tour:

· Non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks

· Lunches

· 7 Dinners

· Robben Island

· Additional activities

· Gratuities

· Items purchased of a personal nature

· International flights

· Travel insurance


What to bring

· Sunscreen & sun hat

· Suitable layers for the season you intend to travel

· Comfortable walking shoes

· Camera

· Neutral colour tones for your safari attire

· Swimming costume


Please note:

On booking your holiday with us you will receive a South African Travel recommendation letter that will provide further insight into what to pack for your trip. We do not offer medical advice and request that you consult your doctor to discuss relevant vaccinations and precautions you need to take prior to travel.

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