10 Days City, Safari & Beach Experience

Tour Code: ZA10D1

Johannesburg – Pretoria – Panorama Route – Kruger National Park – St. Lucia basin – Hluhluwe Durban – Johannesburg

Day 1: On arrival at OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, personal welcome by our representative and transferred to your Hotel in Pretoria for check in and freshen up. In the afternoon, starting from 13h00 enjoy a half day tour of Pretoria, the Capital City of South Africa, visiting various landmarks and attractions of the City, finishing up with a visit to the famous Union Buildings and Gardens. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 2: After breakfast, leave Pretoria for a full day tour of Johannesburg city, visiting Soweto, the largest African Township in South Africa where the late Nelson Mandela lived in his early days. Visit the Hector Pieterson Memorial and the Regina Mundy Convent, getting historical information on the liberation movement against Apartheid. Follow up this with a visit to the Apartheid Museum & the adjoining Gold Reef City, doing the underground mine tour to learn the gold mining process. In the evening, return to Pretoria, driving through Johannesburg city center. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 3: Depart your Hotel for commencing your journey to the “Panorama Route” on the Mpumalanga Highveld, visiting attractions like The Blyde River Canyon, the Three Rondavals, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the Pinnacle and “God’s Window, driving through to your Hotel in Hazyview, just outside the World Renowned Kruger National Park.

Day 4: An early start to a full day of Game Viewing inside the Kruger National Park, home to the Big 5 animals. Guests are advised to take precautionary medicine for Malaria prevention per Doctor’s advice. See the Big 5 in their natural habitat, close and in front during the whole day game drive. Evening return to Hotel in Hazyview.

Day 5: From Hazyview, we drive back in to the Panorama Route towards Pilgrim’s Rest, the quaint town where first Gold deposits were discovered. En-route, we take in the scenic beauty of Mac Mac Falls and the Panorama Route itself. Visit Sudwala caves, to see the stalagmites and stalagtites formed thousand years ago. Returning to Hazyview in the afternoon, we get ready for a “Night Game Drive” in the Kruger National Park, to get a closer look at the nocturnal animals. Late night, return to Hotel in Hazyview.

Day 6: After breakfast, we depart our Hotel in Hazyview and drive down to Hluhluwe, situated between Lake St Lucia in the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve. We drive through the sights and cultural heritage attractions of Zululand. We reach Hluhluwe for our overnight stay.

Day 7: We depart the hotel for a full day of activity, beginning with a Boat Cruise on Lake St. Lucia, viewing the Hippos and Crocodiles in their natural habitat. After lunch, we go on a game drive on the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve. Evening we return to our hotel in Hluhluwe for overnight stay.

Day 8: After breakfast we depart Hluhluwe to continue our journey towards Durban, along the coast all the way, passing the King Shaka International Airport, Durban and reach the Durban Marine Parade (now known as OR Tambo Parade) in the early afternoon to check in to our Hotel. Evening at leisure taking in the views of the Indian Ocean, Durban Port and strolling the “Golden Mile” of Durban Beachfront.

Day 9: We start the day with a visit to the famous UShaka Marine World with its display of the marine species, watch a dolphin show and enjoy this man made structure. Later we drive through the Durban City Center, to Victoria Market, a vibrant market selling different wares with the native culture and feel visible right through. After lunch, we visit the Umgeni Bird Park with its flock of birds from various species. On our return drive, we stop at the Moses Mabida Soccer Stadium, a basket like structure and an architectural marvel, purposely built for the 2010 Soccer World Cup. Weather permitting we climb to the handle of the basket – the highest point of the stadium with a short ride on the Skycar, to enjoy the Panoramic views of Durban Beachfront and the inner city. We drive back to the Hotel for overnight stay.

Day 10: After an early breakfast, we depart Durban on our drive back to Johannesburg, through the Valley of a Thousand Hills and the edge of the Drakensberg Mountains via Van Reenan’s Pass, reaching Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport for your return flight home. Tour ends. 

Price per person: (based on a minimum of 4 persons in the group)

4 Star package: Adult ZAR 33,600 EUR 2,240 Child (5-12 years) ZAR 15,160 EUR 1,010

3 Star package: Adult ZAR 29,465 EUR 1,965 Child (5-12 years) ZAR 13,400 EUR    895 

Price includes:

  • 9 overnights accommodation on sharing basis in a double or twin room, inclusive of full hot & cold buffet breakfast and all applicable taxes.
  • All land transportation from arrival to departure
  • Services of English Speaking Accredited Guide & Driver (Other Language Guide by prior arrangement)
  • Entry fees to all attractions per itinerary, including Night Game Drive in the Kruger National Park, Boat Cruise on Lake St.Lucia, Game Drive in Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve and Dinner only at Lesedi Cultural Village.
  • All taxes as currently applicable. Changes to this may vary the price, prior notice of which will be given to the Agent by Arcadia Tours in writing.

Price excludes:

  • Cost of return International flights to South Africa
  • Meals for Lunch & Dinner, except where specified as inclusive.
  • Gratuities
  • Purchase of items of personal nature
  • Costs of additional excursion options, not covered by the itinerary