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Classic South Africa

The classic South African trip that has stood the test of time for good reason

This 23-day classic itinerary will see you travel through all the “not-to-be-missed” parts of South Africa. See for yourself why this unique and special country is called the Rainbow Nation as you experience our abundant diversity first-hand. Your trip starts in Johannesburg and ends in Cape Town and it will take you through so many different and interesting spots. From the breath-taking Panorama Route, a safari in the world famous Kruger, a pleasant little skip through the tiny country of Swaziland, a safari in the Hluhluwe (the oldest game reserve in Africa!), a stay in a UNESCO World Heritage Site in St Lucia, the Garden Route, the Klein Karoo & Route 62, the award-winning Cape Winelands and finally the Mother City. There are very few trips in this world that have as much to offer in the same length of time!  

Day 1: Johannesburg – White River, Mpumalanga

Welcome! Collect rental car and self-drive to White River.

Stille Woning Guest House (B&B)

Day 2: White River

Relax in this tranquil little town or you can go explore the wonderful sights of the panoramic route.

Stille Woning Guest House (B&B)

Day 3: White River – The Kruger National Park

 Drive to The Kruger National Park where you will check in at the Rhino Post Lodge. After High Tea you will have an afternoon game drive.

Rhino Post Lodge (FI, excl. drinks)

Day 4: Rhino Post Lodge

Today you have the chance to do a Rhino Tracking walk during the day.

Rhino Post Lodge (FI, excl. drinks)

Day 5: Rhino Post Lodge

Another day of game viewing and perhaps even a night walk.

Rhino Post Lodge (FI, excl. drinks)

Day 6: Kruger National Park – Mbabane, Swaziland

Self-Drive across an international border into Swaziland. Experience the unique Swazi Culture and friendly hospitality.

Foresters Arms (B&B)

Day 7: Mbabane – Hluhluwe, Kwa Zulu Natal

Self-drive to Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park, KwaZulu Natal.

Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge (FI, excl. drinks and park fees)

Day 8: Hluhuwe

Another day will be spent in Hluhluwe Imfolozi Park where you will enjoy some excellent game viewing.

Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge (FI, excl. drinks and park fees)

Day 9: Hluhluwe – St. Lucia

After one last game drive, you will head to the little tourist town of Saint Lucia.

St. Lucia Wetlands Guesthouse (B&B)

Day 10: St. Lucia

Today you will explore South Africa’s first World Heritage site, isiMangaliso Wetland Park.

St. Lucia Wetlands Guesthouse (B&B)

Day 11: St. Lucia - Salt Rock

Self-drive from St. Lucia to Salt Rock in Durban North. Spend the afternoon in the warm Indian Ocean or take long walks on the beach.

Canelands Guest House (B&B)

Day 12: Durban – George – Knysna, Garden Route

Flight to George in the Western Cape. Collect your next rental car at George airport and self-drive to Knysna.

Stannards Guest House (B&B)

Day 13: Knysna

Do a day trip to Tzitsikama for some adrenaline fuelled fun.

Stannards Guest House (B&B)

Day 14: Knysna

Take a day to explore Knysna’s Natural treasures.

Stannards Guest House (B&B)

Day 15: Knysna - Oudtshoorn, Klein Karoo

Head to Oudfshoorn, the Ostrich Capital of the world.

La Plume Guesthouse (B&B)

Day 16: Oudtshoorn - Franschhoek

Long self-drive to Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands. Enjoy both gastronomic and scenic delights.

Lavender Guest Farm (B&B)

Day 17: Franschhoek

Try the Franchhoek Wine Tram, a unique and fun way to go wine tasting.

Lavender Guest Farm (B&B)

Day 18: Franschhoek – Cape Town

Drive to Cape Town, fondly known as The Mother City, South Africa’s first and most historical City. Also home to Table Mountain, One of the World’s “New 7 Wonders of Nature.

The Clarendon Fresnaye (B&B)

Day 19: Cape Town

There are many things to see and do in Cape Town.

The Clarendon Fresnaye (B&B)

Day 20: Cape Town

Full day at leisure in Cape Town.

The Clarendon Fresnaye (B&B)

Day 21: Cape Town - Home

Self-drive to the airport, return Rental Car and board your Flight Home.

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from ZAR 31,300 per person

Above price is based on two people traveling together sharing a room.


  • All accommodations
  • Meet & Greet + travel pack
  • Rental Car with super cover insurance and One Way Fees
  • Meals and activities as specified in itinerary
  • Regional Flight (price subject to change due to fluctuating fuel surcharge):
    Durban - George


  • International Flights
  • Contract Fee for rental car and optional Delivery Fee, Cross Border Fee, Additional Driver charge, Young driver surcharge, Optional equipment, Document Administration Fee, Claim and Fine Handling fee
  • Meals and activities if not specified in itinerary
  • Visa Fees
  • Travel Insurance

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