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South Africa & eSwatini Rainbow Route Safari

17 days/16 nights from $4520 per person share twin
Flights are additional

Sale Period

Until 4pm on 01 Nov 24 or sold out

 

17 days/16 nights from
$4520
per person share twin
Flights are additional

South Africa & eSwatini Rainbow Route Safari

Embark on a captivating journey through South Africa's diverse landscapes and wildlife, including a venture into the Kingdom of eSwatini, on this fully accommodated tour spanning from Johannesburg to Cape Town.
Experience the exhilaration of game drives in Kruger National Park, Hluhluwe Game Reserve, and Addo Elephant National Park. Traverse mountain trails in eSwatini and the Drakensberg, as well as coastal paths along the Garden Route. Visit the Cape Winelands and explore Cape Town.
This active overland adventure provides exceptional value. Despite covering vast distances, each long day of travel is generally followed by a full day to explore an area.

Sunway Safaris is 100% African owned and operated and has been hosting travellers on incredible adventures throughout Southern Africa since 1994.  On this safari you will stay in a comfortable mix of lodges, national park chalets and casitas with ensuite bathrooms and hosted by two knowledgeable, fully qualified Field Guides.

 

Highlights:
 Follow Mpumalanga’s Panorama Route, enjoy the views for God’s Window
 Kruger National Park 2x full day game drives and bushwalk in the Greater Kruger
 Walk in Malotoja Nature Reserve with fabulous mountain views in eSwatini
 Bush walk in a private reserve in Zululand & morning game drive in Hluhluwe Game Reserve
 Trail walks in the Drakensberg Mountains
 Addo Elephant National Park morning and afternoon game drives
 Garden Route walks at Tsitsikamma National Park, Plettenberg Bay & Hermanus
 Cellar tour in Stellenbosch
 Cape Point Nature Park and Penguin Colony visit
 Walk up Table Mountain

*Flights are additional


17 days/16 nights 
From $4520 per person twin share
Single Supplement if unwilling to room share with another same-gender single traveller $904
Travel: until 01 Nov 2024.
Scheduled departure dates with a maximum group size of 12 people. 


Itinerary
Day 1-2:
Departing from Johannesburg at 06:30am we head towards Mpumalanga where mountains, panoramic passes, valleys, rivers, waterfalls & forests characterise the landscape. We enjoy the views from God’s Window before descending off the escarpment and heading to our game lodge on the border of the Greater Kruger NP. 
The following morning, we are up early for a full day of game viewing in Kruger National Park in our open game drive vehicle. We will return to our lodge in the late afternoon to enjoy sunset over the Drakensberg Mountains, a swim in the pool and a hearty meal before falling asleep to the sounds of Africa.

Day 3:
We stretch our legs on a short morning walk exploring the surrounding bush before we re-enter Kruger NP and head south. Kruger NP, the largest game reserve in South Africa, boasts the world’s greatest concentration of species, and has an amazing 16 different ecosystems. Exciting game drives provide us with excellent game viewing. Spot the “Big 5” and many other animals in this true African wilderness. Overnight in chalets/permanent ensuite tents inside Kruger National Park.

Day 4:
Malolotja Nature Reserve in the mountainous Kingdom of Swaziland/eSwatini is our next attraction.  Renowned for a great variety of habitats from short grassland to thick riverine scrub, bushveld and moist  forest, we explore the reserve on foot to enjoy the fantastic mountain views. Relax around a campfire dinner and stay in mountain cabins for the night.

Day 5-6:
We visit a craft market near Mbabane which has a range of handmade crafts and a local witchdoctor stall! We re-enter South Africa and head to our lodge on a private game reserve situated on the Msinene Nature Reserve, where our local guide will lead us on a walk through the bushveld and riverine vegetation of the Msinene River, bird watching and game tracking. Nyala, hippo and the elusive leopard are all found on the reserve. The next day we take a game drive in Hluhluwe Game Reserve, which is a safe haven for the embattled rhino. Relax in the late afternoon with a cold drink while enjoying the views over the reserve from the lodge.

Day 7-8:
The Drakensberg Mountains or “uKhahlamba” - the Barrier of Spears, is a 200-kilometre-long mountainous wonderland and world heritage site. From Zululand we move further south to the base of these mountains where we overnight for two nights in quaint cottages. We will spend time walking along beautiful mountain stream paths, or just enjoying the spectacular views.
En-route to the Drakensberg we will visit the Nelson Mandela Capture Site Museum and pay our respects to this great man.

Day 9-10:
The Wild Coast remains a relatively untouched paradise with unspoilt stretches of dramatically beautiful coastline, open spaces and pristine forest areas. We stay overnight in Chintsa and the next day is free to explore the area, meet local villagers or go down to the beach.

Day 11:
The Addo Elephant National Park was established in 1931 to protect the last 11 wild elephants from extermination. Today more than 600 elephants roam through the area. The park also offers excellent viewing of black rhino, Cape buffalo, lion and leopard, as well as a host of other large and small mammals and over 400 species of birds in the greater park area.

Day 12-13
The Addo Elephant National Park was established in 1931 to protect the last 11 wild elephants from extermination. Today more than 600 elephants roam through the area. The park also offers excellent viewing of black rhino, Cape buffalo, lion and leopard, as well as a host of other large and small mammals and over 400 species of birds in the greater park area.

Day 14:
Hermanus offers some of the best land-based whale watching in the world. From June to November Southern Right whales come up from the southern oceans to calve and mate in the shallow waters around the Cape. In whale season we will take a walk along this beautiful coastline. In the summer months we will explore the flowering fynbos in Fernkloof Nature Reserve. Enjoy an evening meal out at a local restaurant (own expense).

Day 15-16:
Cape Town is one of the most picturesque cities in the world, with the majestic Table Mountain providing its central focus. On our way into Cape Town, we visit Stellenbosch, South Africa’s renowned wine region, for wine tasting (own expense) and a cellar tour. The “mother city” has many attractions; we will visit the harbour at Hout Bay, visit Cape Point, enjoy the famous beaches and the V&A Waterfront. Optional visit to Robben Island (own expense). We sample the local fare at a variety of local restaurants (own expense).

Day 17:
In the morning we climb Table Mountain, offering panoramic views over Cape Town reaching out into the bay and Robben Island.  Having explored the highlights of the Rainbow Nation we take a last look at Cape Town and catch up on curio shopping in the afternoon before your tour ends at 18:00 at the hotel.

2024 Departure Dates
Bold dates
are guaranteed departures, all other dates are guaranteed with minimum of 4 travellers.
CVa code denotes you can combine this South Africa Rainbow Route Safari departure with the Cape to Victoria Falls Grand Explorer Accommodated Safari 
CV code denotes you can combine this South Africa Rainbow Route Safari departure with the Cape to Victoria Falls Explorer Camping Safari
Please ask your House of Travel Consultant for details on these

          2024 Departure Dates
(Bold dates are guaranteed departures)

23 Dec 23-08 Jan 24  CVa
13-29 Jan 24           CVa
20 Jan-05 Feb 24  CV
03-19 Feb 24          CVa
17 Feb-04 Mar 24  CV

24 Feb-11 Mar 24   CVa
02-18 Mar 24          CV
09-25 Mar 24         CVa
23 Mar-08 Apr 24 CVa
06-22 Apr 24         CVa

27 Apr-13 May 24  CVa
04-20 May 24        CV
11-27 May 24           CVa
25 May-10 Jun 24   CVa
22 Jun-08 Jul 24     CVa
06-22 Jul 24            CVa
13-29 Jul 24             CVa
20 Jul-05 Aug         CVa
27 Jul-12 Aug           CVa
03-19 Aug 24           CV
10-26 Aug 24           CVa
17 Aug-02 Sep 24    CVa
24 Aug-09 Sep 24   CVa
07-23 Sep 24           CV
14-30 Sep                 CVa
21 Sep-07 Oct 24
05-21 Oct 24             CVa

12-28 Oct 24             CVa
02-18 Nov 24            CVa
16 Nov-02 Dec 24    CVa
23 Nov-09 Dec 24   CVa

30 Nov-16 Dec 24   CVa
14-30 Dec 24           CV
21 Dec-06 Jan 25            CVa

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Terms and Conditions

Valid for bookings on Sunway Safaris 2024 scheduled departures  • Flights are additional. Minimum age is 12 years.  Travellers who will be 65 years at the time of travel need to complete a medical declaration  • Advertised prices are per person based on payment by cash or eftpos. Credit card fees will apply • Product is supplied by reputable suppliers with their own terms and conditions • Please ask your House of Travel consultant for full details. Supplier Code:  Sunway Safaris /SAa17

Sale Period

Until 4pm on 01 Nov 24 or sold out

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