Taste of South Africa (9 Days)

Taste of South Africa Tour

Taste of South Africa Tour – Experience Johannesburg city and Soweto, combined with an authentic safari experience at the world-renowned Kruger National Park; delight in local cuisine and explore the Garden Route, Cape Town city, Winelands, and Peninsula on this 9-day adventure.

This tour is available as a guided tour departing on selected Fridays with a maximum of 30 people OR enjoy your own vehicle and guide on a private basis (additional costs may apply to departures leaving on other days of the week).

Taste of South Africa map
Taste of South Africa map showing the number of nights in each place
Tour Day 1Day of arrival in Johannesburg (±30km)
Tour Day 2Johannesburg to Kruger National Park (±400km)
Tour Day 3Full-day in the Kruger National Park (±250km)
Tour Day 4Kruger National Park to Johannesburg (±400km). Fly to Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha)
Tour Day 5Port Elizabeth to Plettenberg Bay via Eastern Garden Route (±255km)
Tour Day 6Plettenberg Bay to Oudtshoorn via Cango Caves (±160km)
Tour Day 7Oudtshoorn to Cape Town via Cape Winelands (±450km)
Tour Day 8Full-day Cape highlights tour
Tour Day 9Day of departure – Morning at leisure in Cape Town

Taste of South Africa Tour

Full Itinerary

Tour Day 1, Friday

Depending on your arrival time, enjoy the day at leisure; or alternatively; take an optional, guided afternoon tour of Johannesburg and Soweto (own account). Return to the hotel late afternoon. Dinner (own account) either at the hotel or at one of the many restaurants in Sandton.

Overnight at Protea Hotel by Marriott Balalaika or similar – Breakfast.

Sandton in Johannesburg
Sandton in Johannesburg

Tour Day 2, Saturday

Guests will receive breakfast packs to enjoy en route to the Kruger National Park. Arrive at the camp in the afternoon. Freshen up when you arrive, and spend time at leisure; before embarking on an afternoon safari game drive in an open vehicle in the Kruger National Park. Along the way enjoy sundowners in the bush while watching the sunset in the African sky. Guests return to the camp and enjoy dinner before retiring for the night.

Nkambeni Safari Camp or similar – Dinner and breakfast and 2 game viewing activities.

Kruger safari - elephants
Kruger safari – elephants

Day 3, Sunday

Guests enjoy a morning game drive in the Kruger National Park, which supports a large variety of fauna and flora including some bird species which are rare and endemic to the area. After breakfast, guests spend the day at leisure (lunch for your own account) or go for an afternoon game viewing activity, returning to camp to enjoy dinner.

Nkambeni Safari Camp or similar – Dinner and breakfast and 2 game viewing activities.

Day 4, Monday

Guests enjoy early morning game viewing before returning to the camp for breakfast. The tour departs, after breakfast, for Johannesburg. Enjoy lunch (own account) en route. Arrive at O.R. Tambo International Airport late afternoon for the flight to Port Elizabeth (now called Gqeberha). Guests are transferred to the hotel (included) and then enjoy dinner (own account).

Overnight at Kelway Hotel or similar – breakfast.

Kelway Hotel in Port Elizabeth
Kelway Hotel in Port Elizabeth/Gqeberha

Day 5, Tuesday

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and depart for the Garden Route around midday. Lunch in Tsitsikamma (own account) before taking a short walk to the suspension bridge of the Storms River Mouth. Guests arrive at the beach hotel in Keurboomstrand and enjoy time at leisure. Dine at the resort’s restaurant (own account).

Overnight at The Dunes Hotel & Resort or similar – Breakfast.

The Dunes Hotel & Resort in Plettenberg Bay
The Dunes Hotel & Resort in Plettenberg Bay

Day 6, Wednesday

After a hearty breakfast, guests depart for Oudtshoorn in the Klein Karoo, via Knysna. This morning’s excursion gives guests the opportunity to photograph the Knysna Lagoon and the Knysna Heads. The tour arrives in time for lunch (own account) at an ostrich farm on the outskirts of Oudtshoorn, where a tractor tour (own account) introduces guests to the ostrich industry. In the Cango Valley, guests discover the Cango Caves (own account). Arriving at the hotel, guests enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Enjoy dinner (own account).

Overnight at Protea Hotel by Marriott Riempie Estate or similar – Breakfast.

Knysna Heads from the bay
Knysna Heads from the bay

Day 7, Thursday

After breakfast, the tour journeys westwards, along Route 62 and via the Cape Winelands, to Cape Town. Lunch en route (own account). Guests visit a wine estate for a cheese and wine pairing followed by a guided cellar tour in the Robertson wine valley (own account). Guests arrive at their hotel in Cape Town where dinner can be enjoyed at the hotel (own account), or one of the many restaurants nearby.

Overnight at StayEasy Cape Town City Bowl or similar – Breakfast.

Cape Town for a real taste of South Africa
Cape Town with its beautiful beaches

Day 8, Friday

Cape Town boasts a smorgasbord of delights; including an impressive mountain range, an inviting nightlife, extensive shopping venues, world-class art, and cultural events. After breakfast, guests spend the day discovering the Mother City on a guided full-day highlights tour of the Cape. This tour visits Cape Point, Winelands, and the city. Dine out or at the hotel (own account).

Overnight at StayEasy Cape Town City Bowl or similar – Breakfast.

Day 9, Saturday

Guests enjoy breakfast at the hotel before spending the last day of the tour at leisure. Depart the city to the airport (own account).

Taste of South Africa Tour 2021 and 2022 Rates

Scheduled Tour Rates

Until 31st October 2021: R 20,154 per person sharing (Single Supplement: R 6,210)
From 1st November 2021 until 31st October 2022: R 21,165 per person sharing (Single Supplement: R 6,520)

Private Tour Rates
Number of travelers until 31st October 2021Per Person Rate
1 personR 75 909
2 peopleR 40 173
3 peopleR 30 501
4 to 6 peopleR 30 541
7 to 9 peopleR 21 804
10 to 14 peopleOn Request
Single SupplementR 5 868
Number of travelers from 1st November 2021 until 31st October 2022Per Person Rate
2 peopleR 79 710
1 personR 42 185
3 peopleR 32 035
4 to 6 peopleR 32 070
7 to 9 peopleR 22 895
10 to 14 peopleOn Request
Single SupplementR 6 165

Taste of South Africa Tour Scheduled and Private Guided Tour Include:

Accommodation: 3 and 4-star camp and hotels
Meals: 8 breakfasts and 2 dinners
Entrance fees: Kruger National Park conservation fee, Garden Route National Park conservation fee (Storms River Bridge)
Transfers: Port Elizabeth airport to hotel
Excursion: 4 Kruger National Park game viewing activities and Cape Highlights full-day tour
Green Seat: SANParks Honorary Rangers, Endangered Wildlife Trust, Trees for Tourism

Taste of South Africa Scheduled and Private Guided Tour Excludes:

Travel insurance, flights, visa fees, airport transfers, porterage, 9 lunches, 6 dinners, optional excursions, gratuities, and personal expenses.

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