If you’re thinking about booking the adventure of a lifetime, a South African tour should be on top of your list. A majestic land, South Africa is known as “a world in one country.” Situated at the southern edge of the African continent, this country is bounded by oceans on three sides, with an interior that has a wonderful assortment of habitats, from lush tropical forests to arid deserts, from mountains to the open savannah of the bushveld. Since the demise of infamous Apartheid regime, the country has become one of the top travel destinations on the planet, blending elements of both “Africa of old” with modernity.
On a South African tour, one can escape to wild, remote areas and experience exceptional game viewing and true wilderness. Then just an hour’s flight away, there are modern cities and hotels that compete with the best in the world. With 11 official languages and a diverse range of cultures and ways of life, it is no wonder that Mandela has named South Africa the “rainbow nation.”

When it comes to wildlife and scenery, a South African safari offers the visitor a plethora of places to see, including a number of World Heritage Sites and incredible game reserves. One of the most beautiful cities in the world, Cape Town is built amongst an entire, unique Cape Floral Kingdom, one of the six plant kingdoms of the world. There are more naturally occurring different species of flowers in this region than in North America and Europe combined. On the other side of the spectrum are the deserts and arid areas.

The coastline of South Africa is enormous, offering superb scenery, such as sandy beaches and sheer fynbos covered cliffs of the Garden Route, as well as amazing wildlife opportunities, from humpback whales breaching off the shores of Cape Town to the unspoiled coral reefs along the KwaZulu – Natal coastline.

The pride of South Africa’s heritage is the Kruger National Park. At 4.4 million acres and over 185 miles long, this enormous area encompasses a savannah landscape with some 147 mammal species, over 400 bird species and numerous reptile, amphibians and insects. Given all that this magnificent land has to offer, a South African safari is a must.


HIGHLIGHTS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA – 12 DAYS

This inspiring South African tour takes from the big city to the big game reserves, and from wine regions to waterfalls.

  • DAY 1: CAPE TOWN
    Arrive today in Cape Town. Met and transferred to your hotel for overnight.
    Kensington Place, B.
  • DAYS 2 – 4: CAPE TOWN
    During these 3 days you will be taken on a half day City Tour including a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain, a full day Cape Peninsula Tour with highlights that include penguins on Boulders Beach and Cape Point Nature Reserve. In addition, enjoy a full day tour of the beautiful wine producing region.
    Kensington Place, B.
  • DAYS 5 – 7: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
    Transfer to the airport for a flight to Nelspruit. Met and transferred to Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Morning and afternoon / evening game drives conducted in open four–wheel vehicles, accompanied by a professional ranger and tracker.
    Mala Mala Main Camp, B, L, D.
  • DAYS 8 – 9: JOHANNESBURG
    After an early morning game drive transfer to the airport for a flight to Johannesburg. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel for overnight. Enjoy a full day tour of Johannesburg / Soweto and the Apartheid Museum.
    Peech Hotel, B
  • DAYS 10 – 11: VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE
    Transfer to the airport for flight to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Met and transferred to your hotel situated near Victoria Falls. Included is a walking tour of the falls and a Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River.
    Victoria Falls Hotel, B.
  • DAY 12: JOHANNESBURG
    Transfer back to the airport for flight to Johannesburg.

LAND COST FROM:

  • $5465 per person sharing / $2955 single supplement
    Valid 11 Jan – Apr, Oct & Nov 2017
  • $5140 per person sharing / $2985 single supplement
    Valid May – Sep 2017

DEPARTURES: Daily
*Based on a minimum of 2 people
*International and domestic airfares available upon request


EXPLORE SOUTH AFRICA – 13 DAYS

A breath-taking South African tour that includes visits to Cape Town, Durban, Zululand and Swaziland.

  • DAY 1: CAPE TOWN
    Arrive today in Cape Town. Met and transferred to your hotel.
    Four Rosmead Boutique Guesthouse, B.
  • DAYS 2 – 4: CAPE TOWN
    During these 3 days you will be taken on a half day City Tour including a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain, a full day Cape Peninsula Tour with highlights that include penquins on Boulders Beach and Cape Point Nature Reserve. In addition, enjoy a full day tour of the beautiful wine producing region.
    Four Rosmead Boutique Guesthouse, B.
  • DAYS 5 & 6: GARDEN ROUTE
    Two day Garden Route Tour. Highlights include ostrich farms, Cango Caves, Knysna Lagoon and Plettenberg Bay.
    La Plume Guest House or similar, B, D. & Fish Eagle Lodge or similar, B, D.
  • DAY 7: PORT ELIZABETH
    Continue traveling through the Eastern Cape to Port Elizabeth.
    Fifth Ave Beach Hotel, B.
  • DAY 8: DURBAN
    Transfer to the airport for flight to Durban. Met on arrival and taken on a half day City Tour. Highlights include the Golden Mile.
    Elangeni Hotel, B.
  • DAY 9: ZULULAND
    Drive along the coast to Zululand. Visit Lake St. Lucia and Hluhluwe / Umfolozi Game Reserve. Evening game drive.
    Zula Nyala, B, D.
  • DAY 10: SWAZILAND
    Today drive the mountainous kingdom of Swaziland visiting local craft markets and other points of interest.
    Forester Arms Hotel, B, D.
  • DAY 11: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
    Depart Swaziland and enter the famous Kruger National Park. Afternoon game drive.
    Kruger Park Rest Camp, B, D.
  • DAY 12: HAZYVIEW
    Full day game viewing, continue to Hazyview.
    Lone Creek Lodge, B, D.
  • DAY 13: MPUMALANGA
    Morning Panorama Tour including spectacular scenery, waterfalls, mountains and canyons. Late afternoon arrival late afternoon in Johannesburg.

LAND COST FROM:

  • $3160 per person sharing / $820 single supplement
    Valid 11 Jan – Apr & Sep – Oct 2017
  • $2925 per person sharing / $635 single supplement
    Valid May – Aug 2017

DEPARTURES: Saturdays
*Based on a minimum of 2 people
*International and domestic airfares available upon request.


CAPE TOWN & SAFARI – 7 DAYS

This seven-day South African tour itinerary includes time in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kruger National Park and the Kapama Game Reserve.

  • DAY 1: CAPE TOWN
    Arrive today in Cape Town. Met and transferred to your hotel.
    Four Rosemead Boutique Guesthouse
  • DAYS 2 / 3: CAPE TOWN
    During these 2 days you will be taken on a full day Cape Peninsula Tour with highlights that include penguins on Boulders Beach and Cape Point Nature Reserve. In addition, enjoy a full day tour of the beautiful wine producing region.
    Four Rosemead Boutique Guesthouse, B.
  • DAYS 4, 5 & 6: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
    Transfer to airport for flight to Kruger National Park. Met and transferred to Kapama Game Reserve. Morning and afternoon / evening game drives conducted in open four-wheel drive vehicles, accompanied by a professional ranger and tracker.
    Buffalo Camp, B, L, D.
  • DAY 7: JOHANNESBURG
    After a final game viewing activity you will be transferred to the airport for a flight to Johannesburg.

LAND COST FROM:

  • $2155 per person sharing / $1010 single supplement
    Valid 11 Jan – Apr & Sep – Nov 2017
  • $1980 per person sharing / $870 single supplement
    Valid May – Aug 2017

DEPARTURES: Daily
*Based on minimum of 2 passengers
*International and domestic airfares available upon request.


DRIFTERS KRUGER PARK CAMPING SAFARI – 5 DAYS

An early morning game walk makes up part of this active South African safari that takes you to Kruger National Park.
(Suitable for adventure minded people of 18 – 55 years. Active participation is required)

  • DAY 1: JOHANNESBURG / BUSH LODGE
    Depart Johannesburg by road to Mpumalanga. Along the way visit Dullstroom, traverse Robbers Pass and spend time at Pilgrim’s Rest, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the Blyde River Canyon.
    Greenfire Bush Lodge, D.
  • DAY 2: BUSH LODGE
    Early morning game walk (3 hours) accompanied by a guide and tracker followed by brunch. Afternoon / evening open vehicle game drive and barbeque dinner.
    Greenfire Bush Camp, Brunch D.
  • DAY 3: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
    Explore the highlights of the Panorama route. Continue to Hazyview for overnight.
    Greenfire Lodge Hazyview, B, L, D.
  • DAY 4: HAZYVIEW
    Full day of game viewing in the park. Relax at the bird hide, or enjoy swimming and forest walks.
    Greenfire Lodge Hazyview, B, L, D.
  • DAY 5: JOHANNESBURG
    Travel back to Johannesburg.

LAND COST FROM:

  • $700 per person
    Valid Jan – Dec 2017

DEPARTURES: Every Sunday
*Based on a minimum of 2 people
*International airfares available upon request.


DRIFTERS SOUTH AFRICA OVERLAND – 18 DAYS

This comprehensive South African Tour and safari allows you to explore some of this country’s beauty spots including the Garden Route, Hazy View, Kruger National Park, Dophin Coast and Swaziland.
(Suitable for adventure minded people of 18 – 55 years. Active participation is required)

  • DAY 1: JOHANNESBURG / BUSH LODGE
    Depart Johannesburg by road to Mpumalanga. Along the way visit Dullstroom, traverse Robbers Pass and spend time at Pilgrim’s Rest, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the Blyde River Canyon.
    Drifters Bush Lodge, Brunch D.
  • DAY 2: BUSH LODGE
    Early morning game walk (3 hours) accompanied by a guide and tracker followed by brunch. Afternoon / evening open vehicle game drive and barbeque dinner.
    Drifters Bush Lodge, Brunch D.
  • DAY 3: HAZYVIEW
    Drive to Hazyview. This afternoon relax at the bird hide, or enjoy swimming and forest walks.
    Drifters Hazyview Lodge, B, L, D.
  • DAY 4: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
    Drive to Kruger National Park and spend the entire day viewing animals.
    Drifters Hazyview Lodge, B, L, D.
  • DAYS 5 – 6: SWAZILAND / ZULULAND
    Travel south through Swaziland via traditional homesteads and on to Zululand. Spend two nights at Drifters Zululand Lodge. Enjoy a guided game walk and an open vehicle game drive in one of the renowned game reserves.
    Drifters Zululand Camp, B, L, D.
  • DAY 7 – 8: DRAKENSBERG
    Reach the Drakensberg mountain range. Spend time hiking and visiting a San rock art site. Pony trekking is also available.
    Drifters Drakensburg Inn, B, L, D. (lunch not included on Day 8)
  • DAYS 9-10: DOLPHIN COAST
    Drive to the Dolphin Coast. Spend time on the beach and swimming in the warm Indian Ocean.
    Drifters Dolphin Coast Inn, B, L, D.
  • DAY 11 – 12: WILD COAST
    Visit the city of Durban then continue south to The Wild Coast with endless unspoiled beaches, rolling grasslands and traditional Xhosa villages.
    Drifters Dolphin Coast Inn, B, L, D.
  • DAYS 13: FRONTIER COUNTRY
    Travel to the coastal forests and stop at the Nelson Mandela museum in Umtata. Visit “Frontier Country”, a region that was settled in the 1820’s by European immigrants. .
    Drifters Lodge, B, L, D.
  • DAYS 13 – 14 – 15: GARDEN ROUTE
    Drive to the renowned Garden Route and stop for a visit at the Tsitsikamma Coastal National Park and enjoy a walk along the rugged coast before crossing the Storms River. Pass through Plettenberg Bay before arriving in in the quaint town of Knysna. .
    Drifters Knysna Inn, B, L. D. (One lunch & one dinner not included)
  • DAYS 16 – 18: CAPE TOWN
    Travel to Cape Town. Spend time visiting Cape Point, Hout Bay, and the Waterfront, secluded beaches, a wine farm and many more highlights. Also hike up Table Mountain.
    Drifters Lodge, B. This tour ends at 4.00 pm on day 18.

LAND COST FROM:

  • $2095 per person
    Valid Jan – Dec 2017

DEPARTURES: Available upon request
*International airfares available upon request.