South Africa Explorer

South Africa Explorer

15 DAYS Small Group Tours from $6,245 per person

South Africa Explorer

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Thomas Travel bestselling African tour has been refreshed and extended to 15days.


  • Fully escorted by experienced Tours Local Guide
  • Knowledgeable local game rangers
  • ‘Must-see’ attractions
  • Authentic cultural experiences
  • Free airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities included
  • Three night stay in Cape Town
  • Two night stay in Cathedral Peak
  • Overnight stay in the Kingdom of eSwatini
  • Three night stay at Kruger National Park
  • Explore Cape Peninsula and enjoy the amazing views of the Cape of Good Hope from the summit of Cape Point
  • Take in the breathtaking views as you journey along the stunning Garden Route
  • Two night stay at a Kuzuko private game lodge in Greater Addo Elephant National Park
  • Enjoy a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain for spectacular views of Cape Town and the surrounding area (weather permittinTour the spectacular ‘Panorama Route’ between Kruger National Park and Johannesburg
  • Enjoy included game drives in Greater Addo Elephant National Park
  • Marvel at mountain views in the Drakensberg Ranges at Cathedral Peak
  • Enjoy game drives in open safari vehicles in Kruger National Park
  • Experience a traditional Boma dinner
  • 27 superb meals including: 14 Full Buffet Breakfasts (B), 4 Lunches (L), 2 Outdoor ‘Boma’ Dinners & 7 Dinners (D)
  • In Kruger National Park, dine under the stars with your included bush dinners

DAY 1 Cape Town

Welcome to South Africa, and the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for a welcome briefing from your Tour Director.

DAY 2 Cape Town

Today, explore the beautiful Cape Peninsula. Enjoy spectacular views from the summit of Cape Point which looks out over the Cape of Good Hope, then visit Boulders Beach, home to the protected land based colony of African penguins. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in Simons Town, where southern right whales can often be seen in the bay (seasonal).

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 3 Cape Town

Enjoy a city tour including a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain (weather permitting) and a tour of the old colonial area finishing at the V&A Waterfront. The rest of the day is at leisure for you to enjoy the lively atmosphere of the Waterfront and city centre markets.

Discover More: Township tour, Cape Winelands tour or Robben Island (extra expense)

DAY 4 Cape Town – Knysna

Travel through the mountains of the Western Cape, passing through Grabouw, famous for apple production and vineyards, then along the beautiful Garden Route to Knysna where your hotel is located on the waterfront overlooking Knysna lagoon. There are plenty of quality restaurants in the area for you to enjoy a free night dining.
Overnight Stay: Knysna

Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 5 Knysna – Greater Addo Elephant National Park

Continue along the Garden Route through Plettenberg Bay and the beautiful Tsitsikamma Rainforest before arriving at Addo. Your lodge lies in a private concession to the north of Greater Addo Elephant National Park, the third largest national park in South Africa. This finely tuned ecosystem is sanctuary to elephant, lion, buffalo, black rhino, spotted hyena, leopard, a variety of antelope and zebra species, as well as the unique Addo flightless dung beetle, found almost exclusively in Addo.
Two Night Stay: Greater Addo Elephant National Park

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6 Greater Addo Elephant National Park

An early start for your morning game drive in open safari four wheel drive vehicles. Look out for close up photo opportunities of the ‘Big Five’ elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard. Return to the lodge for a buffet breakfast before some free time to relax and enjoy the facilities. In the early afternoon, enjoy a traditional African high tea before your afternoon game drive. Return to the lodge where dinner is included.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7 Port Elizabeth – Durban

Leaving Addo, drive to Port Elizabeth for your flight to Durban (flight not included, book flight after 1:00pm). Your hotel is in the lively Umhlanga waterfront area of Durban. Enjoy an included dinner in a local seafood restaurant.

Overnight Stay: Durban

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8 Durban – Cathedral Peak

Travel north into the magnificent World Heritage listed Drakensberg Ranges before arriving at your hotel, perched on the slopes of the 3004 metre Cathedral Peak.

Two Night Stay: Cathedral Peak

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9 Drankensberg

Today is at leisure for you to enjoy the magnificent surroundings of the Drakensberg Ranges. Simply relax in the perfectly manicured grounds or perhaps take a bush trek to the stunning viewpoints.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10 Drankensberg – Kingdom of eSwatini

Travel north through Natal, into the independent Kingdom of eSwatini, where your hotel is located in a picturesque valley en route to Kruger National Park. Enjoy dinner tonight at the hotel.

Overnight Stay: Kingdom of eSwatini

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11 Kingdom of eSwatini – Kruger National Park

Overnight Stay: Kingdom of eSwatini – Kruger National Park

After a leisurely morning, leave the tiny kingdom and return to South Africa. Continuing into the lowveld region, arrive at the world famous Kruger National Park, home to many hundreds of species of cats, antelope, as well as the ‘Big Five’. Drive by coach through the park to your hotel for an outdoor ‘boma’ highlight dinner (weather permitting) to taste some of the delights of Africa.

Three Night Stay: Kruger National Park

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12 Kruger National Park

This morning, start your game drive in customised open safari vehicles. On return, enjoy a full buffet breakfast and free time to experience the facilities of the lodge. A light bush lunch is included before your afternoon game drive commences. Tonight, enjoy another ‘boma’ African style dinner (weather permitting) under the stars.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 13 Kruger National Park

You’re Invited: Visit Elephant Whispers, a project dedicated to securing the future of the African elephant. Experienced elephant handlers share their in-depth knowledge and you get a chance to get up close to these amazing animals. Travel along the ‘Panorama Route’ and view the stunning Blyde River Canyon.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 14 SINETTA – Johannesburg

Leaving the mountainous north-east, we travel to South Africa’s largest city Johannesburg.
Overnight Stay: Johannesburg

Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 15 Johannesburg

Guests will depart today after breakfast, for a transfer to Johannesburg airport for the flight home.

Meals Included: Breakfast

15 Days of bucket-list experiences through Africa from $6,245 per person.

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