Duration
17 Days
Fitness
Moderate
Travel
10 Aug 2019
Destination
South Africa
Nature lovers and adventurers will love exploring the best of South Africa in this 17-day tour through the wonders of the country taking in Cape Town, Garden Route, Zululand, Kruger National Park and more. This land of incredibly diverse natural wonders rewards travellers with stunning landscapes, fascinating culture and incredible wildlife.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Return economy class airfares from Brisbane
  • Perfect tour for solo travellers as private single rooms are included
  • All transfers and 31 meals included!

HOLIDAY INCLUDES
Flights Brisbane to Cape Town. Other departure cities available on request.
Private single rooms in quality accommodation
31 meals: 14 Breakfast, 5 Lunches, 12 Dinners
Sightseeing tours and transfers as per itinerary
Tour Escort – travels with group from/to Brisbane
Local English speaking Tour Director and Driver

TRAVEL DATES Departures in 2019:
  • Aug: 10

ITINERARY 
  • Day 1 Depart Brisbane – Cape Town via Singapore & Johannesburg
  • Day 2 Arrive in Cape Town / Meals: Welcome Dinner
  • Day 3 Cape Town / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 4 Cape Town / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 5 Cape Town – Oudtshoom / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 6 Oudtshoorn – Knysna / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Day 7 Knysna – Port Elizabeth – Durban / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Day 8 Durban / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 9 Durban – Hluhluwe / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10 Hluhluwe / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 11 Hluhluwe – Swaziland / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 12 Swaziland – Hazyview / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 13 Kruger National Park / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 14 Kruger National Park / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 15 Hazyview – Johannesburg / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 16 Johannesburg – Depart to Brisbane via Singapore / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 17 Arrive in Brisbane
For Full Itinerary CLICK HERE  
HOTELS
  • Cape Town: Sunsquare Cape Town City Bowl or similar
  • Oudtshoorn: Queens Hotel or similar
  • Durban: Garden Court Marine Parade or similar
  • Hluhluwe: Ubizane Wildlife Safari Lodge or similar
  • Swaziland: Lugogo Sun or similar
  • Hazyview: Hippo Hollow Country Estate or similar
  • Johannesburg: Garden Court Sandton City or similar

WHY BOOK WITH MYDISCOVERIES?
At MyDiscoveries we want to help you make ‘one day’, today. Whether you’re into cruising or glamping, or if you’d prefer to holiday at home or abroad, we’re driven to make your holiday dreams come true. With over 20 years of travel experience, you can be sure we can create the right holiday for you. Can’t find what you’re looking for on our site? Call us on 1300 404 606 and one of our travel consultants can create an incredible package for you.
The MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back
Pay over 5 x monthly, interest-free instalments. Credit card holders can spread their payments over 5 months on all MyDiscoveries holidays

FINE PRINT
  • Valid for travel on 10 Aug 2019.
  • Advertised price may vary and is subject to availability at time of booking.
  • My Discoveries Exclusive Saving / Discount has been applied to the advertised price
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only.
  • Airlines are subject to best available at the time of confirmation or may change depending on date of departure.
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior.
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee. We recommend taking out travel insurance as soon as you have booked your travel dates so you have protection against emergency cancellations that might be needed.
  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
  • Once your MyDiscoveries Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by the MyDiscoveries Reservations team will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates.
  • When booking in your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements (e.g. vegetarian etc)
  • The MyDiscoveries team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.
  • Hotels listed are subject to change and will be confirmed by the tour operator prior to departure.
  • Please consider if this trip is right for you: This moderately active program covers a good amount of ground each day. We can spend two to three hours on our feet during tours where you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes.
  • This tour is not recommended for people who have difficulty walking.  Hotels may not have ramps, wide entryways or elevators to accommodate disabled passengers or devices such as wheelchairs, walkers and motorised scooters. Due to physical constraints and space limitations, wheelchairs, walking frames and motorised scooters may not be taken aboard motor coaches.
  • Excludes: visa, travel insurance, meals not mentioned and items of a personal nature

VISA INFORMATION Visas for Australians travelling overseas A visa is a form of permission for a non-citizen to enter, transit or remain in a particular country. We do not issue visas for overseas travel and cannot provide definitive information on visas. Only the countries you plan to visit can provide up-to-date information about their visa requirements. For all countries, contact the nearest embassy or consulate of the country you intend to visit well in advance of travel. Not all countries have representation in Australia. For a list of all countries visa requirements Click Here
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1

Depart Brisbane – Cape Town via Singapore & Johannesburg

Today we will meet our tour escort and fellow travellers at Brisbane International Airport for our flights to Cape Town.
2

Arrive in Cape Town

On arrival Sunday morning at Cape Town International Airport we will be met by our tour director who will accompany us to the awaiting vehicle to take us to our hotel. Our rooms may not be available upon arrival, so we will leave our bags and take a walk. There will be plenty of time to relax before we join together for our Welcome Dinner at the hotel restaurant. MEALS: Welcome Dinner
3

Cape Town

Weather permitting, this tour starts with an exciting ride on the cable car to the summit of Table Mountain. After our descent we will tour the cosmopolitan centre of the city passing through the colourful Malay quarter, known as the Bo-Kaap, and visiting the Company Gardens, We make a stop for lunch, (own expense), before commencing a half day Cape Point Tour. The famous Cape of Good Hope nature reserve, a World Heritage site, is set at the end of Cape Town’s south peninsula. Take a trip via funicular to the lighthouse at 286 metres above sea level (built to warn ships they are approaching the feared “Cape of Storms”). Visiting Boulders Beach, the home of an endangered land-based colony of African penguins, is also a favourite beach and swimming destination for locals and visitors. Returning to the hotel, we’ll meet this evening for dinner in the hotel
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
4

Cape Town

Today is a full day at leisure. After breakfast take some time to relax or shop for souvenirs along the waterfront. Our tour escort will advise of their plans for the day which are optional for you to join in, or you may wish to simply have some “you” time, the choice is yours. Tonight we will enjoy a vibrant, eclectic Pan-African experience at GOLD Restaurant. It offers a night of opulent feasting with a unique bouquet of live entertainment in a mystical African setting of trees and tents in an inner city courtyard steeped in ancient history and GOLD.
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
5

Cape Town - Oudtshoom

After breakfast, we begin to travel the Garden Route to Oudtshoorn. Before arriving at our hotel we will visit the Cango Caves, one of Africa’s most spectacular natural formations. The scenic tour, while not for the fainthearted, is a relatively gentle stroll through the caves while marvelling at their uniquely dramatic rock formations. Upon arrival at the hotel, we will have time to freshen up before we go out and enjoy dinner a local restaurant.
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner.
6

Oudtshoorn – Knysna

After breakfast, and before we depart Oudtshoorn, we will visit the Safari Ostrich Farm – home to the quirky ostrich, including the Kenyan Red and Zimbabwe Blue species. A guided tour of the farm allows us to view the birds, watch chicks hatching in season or footage out of season, and to stand on ostrich eggs. Then we drive to the quaint town of Knysna for an afternoon ferry trip to the famous Featherbed Nature Reserve. There is an abundance of plant, bird and small wildlife, including the rare Blue duiker, and a variety of marine life from dolphins to seals and in season, whales. Once ashore, the 2.2 km trail winds its way through Milkwood Forests up to steep sandstone cliffs overlooking the wild Atlantic Ocean. On completion of the trail, we will head to the restaurant set on the edge of the lagoon for a buffet lunch. Later we arrive at our hotel and have the evening at leisure.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch.
7

Knysna – Port Elizabeth – Durban

After breakfast, we check out and travel to Port Elizabeth for our afternoon flight to Durban. We arrive in Port Elizabeth and enjoy lunch before we depart on our flight to Durban. Port Elizabeth or PE is known as the Friendly City and the Windy City and hopefully, we will get a chance to experience the former and not the latter. Port Elizabeth was established to accommodate British settlers who were bought out on a government-sponsored programme to provide a buffer between the warring Cape Dutch and the Xhosa. Upon arrival at King Shaka International Airport, we will be met and transferred to our hotel where the remainder of the day is at leisure. A courtesy shuttle is available from our accommodation to take guests to the Sun Coast Hotel with its entertainment centre, spa and casino.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch.
8

Durban

After breakfast today we enjoy a day of leisure. Take the time to relax or do a bit of shopping. Tonight we will meet and enjoy dinner together to share the memories that we made today.
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner.
9

Durban – Hluhluwe

This morning we will meet for breakfast before we are taken to a traditional village to enjoy a cultural show at Dumazulu. Dumazulu (‘Thundering Zulu’) Lodge is located alongside a traditional village in the Hluhluwe area of Zululand. A visit to the village allows rich insights into the traditional ways of the Zulu nation. We can expect to get the blood racing with a traditional dancing show accompanied by tribal drumbeats. Enjoy a taste of traditional Zulu beer and learn about a variety of indigenous skills. These range from spear and shield making to basket weaving, beadwork, pot making and more. We then make our way to our lodge for the evenings stay and enjoy dinner
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
10

Hluhluwe

After breakfast, we venture out on a 3-hour game drive in an open 4 x 4 game vehicle. The Hluhluwe region is famous for its abundance of wildlife, in particular, the white rhino. Game drives are done with a trained driver and experienced guide. Hluhluwe is the oldest game reserve in the country and internationally renowned for its campaign to save the white rhino from extinction. The 96,000ha reserve is home to the Big 5 and a multitude of other species including a vast array of bird species. The diverse eco-systems surrounding the reserve contribute to this abundance of wildlife; eco-systems include the St. Lucia Wetlands, Kosi Bay and bushveld. A spectacular destination and the game drive allows guests to gain insight into the eco-systems and get up close to the diversity of wildlife that lives here. The afternoon is at leisure and we will meet and enjoy dinner at the lodge this evening. MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
11

Hluhluwe – Swaziland

This morning after breakfast we journey into Swaziland. Upon arrival and after check in at our hotel we will enjoy an afternoon of leisure.  You may like to enjoy a swim in the pool or just relax and enjoy the hotel’s facilities. Tonight we will enjoy dinner together.
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
12

Swaziland – Hazyview

Today after breakfast we travel into the Kruger region to our accommodation in Hazyview. Minutes away from the famous Kruger National Park, the country estate is perfectly positioned and overlooks the Sabie River. Relax in a hammock in the garden by the pool and watch as hippo, crocodile and other wildlife congregate at the river. Upon arrival, there will be time to freshen up before we join together for dinner.
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner
13

Kruger National Park

Enjoy breakfast this morning before we enjoy a full day out in the Kruger region, including lunch. We drive through South Africa’s Kruger National Park, world-renowned for the impressive number of species it hosts as well as the diversity of landscapes within its nearly 2 million hectares and its heritage offerings from San rock art to archaeological sites. The Kruger National Park was founded in 1898 by Paul Kruger to protect the region’s unique fauna and flora. It encompasses an area of almost 2 million hectares and shares borders with Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The ideal season to observe the game is during South Africa’s winter months (May to September), as the climate is moderate and the landscape dry and bleak. When the first rains fall in November the natural bush, fauna and flora flourish. During summer most of the young animals are born. The Kruger National Park is widely renowned for its astonishing variety in Wildlife. Besides the “Big 5” (elephant, rhinoceros, lion, leopard and buffalo) visitors may also encounter giraffes, zebras, and a variety of antelope, warthogs and multiple bird species. Tonight we will meet for dinner at the Estate.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
14

Kruger National Park

Today we will enjoy a morning game drive before having some time at leisure. Late this afternoon we will make our way out again for a Sunset Drive. In the evening we will meet for dinner at the Estate.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
15

Hazyview – Johannesburg

Today we depart Hazyview after breakfast and drive the scenic Panorama Route making a stop at Bourkes Luck Potholes. Bourke’s Luck Potholes were named after the gold digger, Tom Burke, who predicted that gold would be found in the area but never realised the rewards of his prediction. This natural water feature with its cylindrical rock sculptures amid eddies of white, yellow and dark brown water is a popular destination in the region. The massive potholes were formed by waterborne sand and rock grinding together propelled by the force of the Treur river water as it enters the Blyde River. It is a 700m walk from the Visitor’s Centre to Bourke’s Luck Potholes and it is worth lingering awhile at the centre to learn about the natural and socio-historical features of the region. Arriving into Johannesburg, we are taken to our hotel where we’ll freshen up before meeting for our Farewell Dinner.
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner.
16

Johannesburg – Depart to Brisbane via Singapore

After we have had breakfast and checked out we will be transferred to the airport for our flights home.
MEALS: Breakfast
17

Arrive in Brisbane

DESTINATION
South Africa has some amazing cities like Cape Town or Johannesburg, with a  heritage of rich history and a mix of different cultures. But it is surely its beautiful landscapes and its diverse wildlife that make South Africa such a unique country.
FLIGHT 
  • Flights Brisbane-Cape Town, Johannesburg-Brisbane included.
  • Other departure cities available on request. Call us on 1300 404 606!

TRANSFER
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates

WEATHER South Africa’s climatic conditions generally range from Mediterranean in the southwestern corner of South Africa to temperate in the interior plateau, and subtropical in the northeast. A small area in the northwest has a desert climate. Most of the country has warm, sunny days and cool nights. Rainfall generally occurs during summer (November through March), although in the southwest, around Cape Town, rainfall occurs in winter (June to August). Temperatures are influenced by variations in elevation, terrain, and ocean currents more than latitude.
VISA Visas for Australians travelling overseas A visa is a form of permission for a non-citizen to enter, transit or remain in a particular country. We do not issue visas for overseas travel and cannot provide definitive information on visas. Only the countries you plan to visit can provide up-to-date information about their visa requirements. For all countries, contact the nearest embassy or consulate of the country you intend to visit well in advance of travel. Not all countries have representation in Australia. For a list of all countries visa requirements Click Here
TRAVEL INSURANCE
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What is included in The Deal? Please refer to the ‘Includes’ section in The Deal for details of what’s included. If you are unclear, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 404 606 for more information.
Are there any health precautions or vaccinations that I need? We recommend you see your doctor at least six weeks prior to travel to get their advice and to allow time for any necessary vaccinations.
Can I arrange my flights with MyDiscoveries? MyDiscoveries is a full-service travel agency and we can arrange flights to any destination. Call us on 1300 404 606 to get a personalised quote.
Do I need travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you – call us on 1300 404 606
Can MyDiscoveries organise my travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote at competitive rates for you – call us on 1300 404 606
When will my booking be confirmed? Once your MyDiscoveries holiday voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by a member of the MyDiscoveries Reservations team. MyDiscoveries will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates and will send you an email to confirm your booking information. If for any reason we are unable to book you onto your preferred dates please refer to the MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee to understand our refund policy. When booking in to your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements.
What is the cancellation procedure? / Can I cancel or make changes to my booking? If for any reason you need to cancel your booking, contact the MyDiscoveries Reservations team on 1300 404 606. Once we have received your verbal request for cancellation we will ask you to confirm the request in writing (email or post is fine) so that we can accurately start processing the cancellation. Make sure you include your travel voucher number and traveller names when requesting and confirming the cancellation. Please be aware that the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee for cancellations outside our 30 Day Booking Guarantee period.
When will I receive my tour documentation? This one depends on the tour operator.
What type of clothes should I bring? Bring comfortable walking shoes, clothes you can layer, and an all-weather jacket. Sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses are also recommended. On game reserves, visitors should wear neutral colors such as brown, khaki, and beige for their own comfort.
I haven’t received my MyDiscoveries voucher yet. What do I do? If you have not received your voucher contact MyDiscoveries on 1300 404 606 and we will resend your voucher by email or post.
How fit do I need to be? We have graded all MyDiscoveries products with a fitness level. Relaxed, Moderate & Active. For more information on the MyDiscoveries Fitness Levels CLICK HERE
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