17 day Classic South African safari with Garden Route and flights

Including return flights, all hotel and lodge accommodation, open-air game drives in Kruger National Park, travel along South Africa’s scenic Garden Route, delicious daily breakfast, and more.

Special offer! Book by 26 September to save an additional $1,000* per couple on this Africa experience.

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  • 17 day Classic South African safari with Garden Route and flights
  • 17 day Classic South African safari with Garden Route and flights
  • 17 day Classic South African safari with Garden Route and flights
  • 17 day Classic South African safari with Garden Route and flights
  • 17 day Classic South African safari with Garden Route and flights
  • 17 day Classic South African safari with Garden Route and flights
  • 17 day Classic South African safari with Garden Route and flights
  • 17 day Classic South African safari with Garden Route and flights
  • 17 day Classic South African safari with Garden Route and flights
  • 17 day Classic South African safari with Garden Route and flights
  • 17 day Classic South African safari with Garden Route and flights
  • 17 day Classic South African safari with Garden Route and flights
  • 17 day Classic South African safari with Garden Route and flights
  • 17 day Classic South African safari with Garden Route and flights
  • 17 day Classic South African safari with Garden Route and flights
  • 17 day Classic South African safari with Garden Route and flights
  • 17 day Classic South African safari with Garden Route and flights
  • 17 day Classic South African safari with Garden Route and flights
 

Highlights

 

South Africa is well-known as a go-to destination for travellers wanting an authentic safari experience. But there is more to this spectacular country than just safari, and this 17 day tour sees you take in not only the best of Kruger National Park but also the beauty of South Africa’s Garden Route.

The safari feature of your tour is up first as you catch a one-way flight from Johannesburg to Nelspruit, the airport gateway to Kruger National Park. You’ll be staying in the park at a luxury lodge. Your time at Kruger National Park covers two open-air game drives (keep a keen eye out for Africa’s Big 5), ample leisure time and the opportunity to take up additional excursions and activities. Every night you’re at the lodge you can gather with your travelling companions and other guests over a sumptuous 3-course dinner to share stories about the day’s wildlife encounters and adventures.

From Kruger National Park the tour moves onto the Garden Route, a scenic road covering almost 200 kilometres of coast-hugging road traversing national parks, untouched beaches and verdant landscape. On your travels along the Garden Route expect to board a lagoon-skimming ferry to Featherbed Nature Reserve in Knysna; visit an ostrich farm to learn about this interesting industry; head underground at Cango Caves at Oudtshoorn; and keep fingers crossed in the hopes of a whale sighting at Hermanus. Make your way to Cape Town for the final leg of your African trip; enjoying a full-day guided tour of the Cape Peninsula, a stop at Afrogem and a trip up to the summit of Table Mountain.

 
 

Day 1: Australia – airplane-takeoff–  Johannesburg

Take off on a flight to Johannesburg, ready to start your incredible tour of Africa.

Day 2: Johannesburg – Kruger National Park (D)lion-icon

Welcome to South Africa! Upon your arrival in Johannesburg you will board a connecting flight to Nelspruit Airport, the airport connecting travellers with Kruger National Park. You will be met by a lodge representative and transferred to your lodge accommodation. You have some free time to settle in and relax once you are checked in. Tonight, enjoy the first of your sumptuous 3-course dinners.

Day 3: Kruger National Park (B, D)lion-icon

Your first morning in Kruger National Park begins with a true bucket list experience: an early morning game drive through the park. Have your camera at the ready as you travel in open-air vehicles through the park on the lookout for Africa’s Big 5 – lion, rhinoceros, elephant, buffalo and leopard. These drives last between six and eight hours. Refuel from a big day back at the lodge with tonight’s delicious multi-course dinner.

Day 4: Kruger National Park (B, D)lion-icon

You have a free day today. Relax at the lodge or take up one of the optional activities.

Optional: Swaziland Village Tour
Take an excursion to a traditional Swazi village and learn about local culture, customs and traditions. This trip includes an authentic lunch and dancing. Additional cost applies.

Day 5: Kruger National Park (B, D)lion-icon

Clamber into your safari vehicle for your second morning game drive through the park. In particular, keep your eyes peeled for any wildlife you didn’t see on your previous drive.

Day 6: Kruger National Park (B, D)lion-icon

Your last full day in the park is free time.

Optional: Panoramic Tour
Set an early alarm to get up and head off on a scenic day trip to some of South Africa’s most mesmerising natural sites. See the north eastern escarpment of the Drakensberg, and visit Blyde River Canyon, Gods Window and Bourkes Potholes. Additional cost applies.

Optional: Sunset Game Drive
See Kruger National Park in a different light on an evening game drive. Additional cost applies.

Day 7: Kruger National Park – airplane-takeoff  Cape Town (B)

Leave Kruger National Park behind and board a flight to Cape Town via Johannesburg. You will be met upon arrival and transferred to the hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Day 8: Cape Town (B)

You will be collected from the hotel in anticipation of a short, guided tour of Afrogem, one of South Africa’s leading jewellery manufacturers. Watch on as talented artisans turn their skills to create beautiful pieces of wearable art. The day’s activities continue with a cable car ride up to the summit of Table Mountain to take in the sweeping panorama over Cape Town. The rest of the day is at your leisure; either make your own way back to the hotel to relax or keep sightseeing.

Day 9: Cape Town (B)

Get to know Cape Town with a full-day tour of the Cape Peninsula. Included in today’s tour is a trip to Cape Point for spectacular outlooks over the most southern west tip of the peninsula. Wander through Cape Point Nature Reserve to admire its flora and wildlife, including baboons, rhebok, Cape Mountain zebra and perhaps even an eland. Visit Boulders Beach to see the penguin colony. Before returning to your hotel, you will stop at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens for a short walk tour of the beautiful garden.

Day 10: Cape Town (B)

Today is a free day in Cape Town and enjoy the day at your leisure. 

Day 11: Cape Town – Hermanus (B)

Today’s itinerary marks the beginning of your travel along South Africa’s Garden Route. The group travels towards Hermanus arriving in the late afternoon. A seaside town perched along the Western Cape, after breakfast today. Hermanus is one of the best places in South Africa for whale-watching.

Day 12: Hermanus – Oudtshoorn (B)

Continue to Outdshoorn today. This town is known as the ostrich capital of the world.

Optional: Whale-Watching Tour

Take to the water on a spectacular whale-watching tour for your chance to see these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat. Additional cost applies.

Day 13: Oudtshoorn – Knysna (B)

Explore Oudtshoorn’s Cango Caves on a guided tour and marvel as this spectacular network of caverns, stalagmites and stalacites. The Caves are one of the most visited sites along South Africa’s Garden Route. Travel to Knysna afterwards.

Day 14: Knysna (B)

Board a lagoon cruise to Featherbed Nature Reserve. Once at the reserve you can take a trailer ride to the summit of Western Head and admire the panoramic views of the town and lagoon. Lunch is taken beneath the boughs of the milkwood trees. There is some more free time in the afternoon and evening.

Day 15: Knysna – Port Elizabeth (B)

This morning we depart to Port Elizabeth and stop at Tsitsikamma Park and Storms River Moth (weather permitting) entrance fees are included. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 16: Port Elizabeth – airplane-takeoff– Australia (B)

You will be transferred to the airport after breakfast in order for you to catch your connecting return flight to Australia.

Day 17: Australia

Arrive back in Australia today.

 

 Day 1: Australia – Johannesburg

Take off on a flight to Johannesburg, ready to start your incredible tour of Africa.

Day 2: Johannesburg – Kruger National Park (D)

Welcome to South Africa! Upon your arrival in Johannesburg you will board a connecting flight to Nelspruit Airport, the airport connecting travellers with Kruger National Park. You will be met by a lodge representative and transferred to your lodge accommodation. You have some free time to settle in and relax once you are checked in. Tonight, enjoy the first of your sumptuous 3-course dinners.

Day 3: Kruger National Park (B, D)

Your first morning in Kruger National Park begins with a true bucket list experience: an early morning game drive through the park. Have your camera at the ready as you travel in open-air vehicles through the park on the lookout for Africa’s Big 5 – lion, rhinoceros, elephant, buffalo and leopard. These drives last between six and eight hours. Refuel from a big day back at the lodge with tonight’s delicious multi-course dinner.

Day 4: Kruger National Park (B, D)

You have a free day today. Relax at the lodge or take up one of the optional activities.

Optional: Swaziland Village Tour
Take an excursion to a traditional Swazi village and learn about local culture, customs and traditions. This trip includes an authentic lunch and dancing. Additional cost applies.

Day 5: Kruger National Park (B, D)

Clamber into your safari vehicle for your second morning game drive through the park. In particular, keep your eyes peeled for any wildlife you didn’t see on your previous drive.

Day 6: Kruger National Park (B, D)

Your last full day in the park is free time.

Optional: Panoramic Tour
Set an early alarm to get up and head off on a scenic day trip to some of South Africa’s most mesmerising natural sites. See the north eastern escarpment of the Drakensberg, and visit Blyde River Canyon, Gods Window and Bourkes Potholes. Additional cost applies.

Optional: Sunset Game Drive
See Kruger National Park in a different light on an evening game drive. Additional cost applies.

Day 7: Kruger National Park – Port Elizabeth (B)

Leave Kruger National Park behind and board a flight to Port Elizabeth via Johannesburg. You will be met upon arrival in Port Elizabeth and transferred to the hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Day 8: Port Elizabeth – Knysna (B)

Today’s itinerary marks the beginning of your travel along South Africa’s Garden Route. Follow the Indian Ocean westward and arrive in Knysna. This picturesque town is affectionately dubbed the ‘oyster box of South Africa’. You have this afternoon to explore at your leisure or relax at the hotel. 

Day 9: Knysna (B)

Board a lagoon cruise to Featherbed Nature Reserve. Once at the reserve you can take a trailer ride to the summit of Western Head and admire the panoramic views of the town and lagoon. Lunch is taken beneath the boughs of the milkwood trees. There is some more free time in the afternoon and evening.

Day 10: Knysna – Oudtshoorn (B)

Continue your travels along the Garden Route, departing Knysna for Oudtshoorn today. Oudtshoorn is one of the epicentres of the world ostrich-farming industry and there is a guided tour of an ostrich farm on today’s itinerary. Then the group heads to the limestone caverns of the Cango Caves to marvel at these spectacular structures. You’ll reach the hotel in the late afternoon for check in.

Day 11: Oudtshoorn – Hermanus (B)

Depart for Hermanus after breakfast. This seaside resort town, known as the heart of the region’s whale-watching route, offers outstanding opportunities for spotting these gentle giants from land.

Day 12: Hermanus – Cape Town (B)

The group travels towards Cape Town, arriving in the late afternoon.

Optional: Whale-Watching Tour
Take to the water on a spectacular whale-watching tour for your chance to see these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat. Additional cost applies.

Day 13: Cape Town (B)

Get to know Cape Town with a full-day tour of the Cape Peninsula. Included in today’s tour is a trip to Cape Point for spectacular outlooks over the most southern west tip of the peninsula. Wander through Cape Point Nature Reserve to admire its flora and wildlife, including baboons, rhebok, Cape Mountain zebra and perhaps even an eland. Visit Boulders Beach to see the penguin colony. Before returning to your hotel, you will stop at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens for a short walk tour of the beautiful garden.

Day 14: Cape Town (B)

You will be collected from the hotel in anticipation of a short, guided tour of Afrogem, one of South Africa’s leading jewellery manufacturers. Watch on as talented artisans turn their skills to creating beautiful pieces of wearable art. The day’s activities continue with a cable car ride up to the summit of Table Mountain to take in the sweeping panorama over Cape Town. The rest of the day is at your leisure; either make your own way back to the hotel to relax or keep sightseeing.

Day 15: Cape Town (B)

Your final full day in South Africa is yours with free time.

Day 16: Cape Town – Australia (B)

You will be transferred to the airport after breakfast in order for you to catch your return flight to Australia.

Day 17: Australia

Arrive back in Australia today.

 

 

Inclusions

 
  • Special offer! Book by 26 September to save an additional $1,000* per couple on this Africa experience
  • Return South African Airways flights; plus all airport and rail transfers and internal flights within South Africa
  • Luxury, small group experience with professional safari guides and a fully-escorted trip around the Garden Route
  • 14 nights’ luxury twin share hotel and lodge accommodation
  • Delicious breakfast daily, plus 3-course dinners every night while staying in Kruger National Park
  • 2 open-air game drives through Kruger National Park
  • Experience a lagoon cruise to Featherbed Nature Reserve and a visit to an ostrich farm and Cango Caves
  • Full-day tour of the Cape Peninsula, a tour of Afrogem and a cable car trip up Table Mountain
  • Exclusive offer! Book now and get $100 spending money for your trip when you open an HSBC Everyday Global Account and activate your new Visa Debit Card*. Visit our Promotions page for more detail
 

Fine Print

 

How to book:

  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Once booked and confirmed, no cancellations permitted
  • Must book minimum 65 days prior to departure
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information: 

  • A deposit of $599 per person are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date.
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and single supplements (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage.
  • Final Payment is due 180 days prior to travel. If you book within 180 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment. 
  • Up to 12 Months Interest Free available: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/up-to-12-months-interest-free/
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable. 
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Single supplement: 

  • 17 day Classic South African safari with Garden Route and flights: $999 per person in addition to 1 x twin share price

To purchase your single supplement please click here

Children: Same price as adults. Minimum age 7

Triple share: Not available

Interconnecting/adjoining rooms: Can be requested, but cannot be guaranteed

Group size: Please note minimum 4 – maximum 8 people is required. Private tour of 2 people will incur an additional $500 per person.

Itinerary Changes: Please note, some itineraries may operate in reverse due to flight scheduling on your chosen day of departure. You will be advised at the time of booking. The Cable Car station at Table Mountain will be closed for maintenance 6 July 2019 to 20 August 2019 and replaced with the Robben Island tour at no additional cost.

Optional Tours: 

Swaziland – $225 per person – must be purchased prior to departure.
Panoramic Tour – $225 per person
Whale-Watching Tour – $100 per person 
Additional Kruger National Park game drives in the morning or afternoon (sunset option available): $120 per person

Payable directly on confirming your booking. Please select that you wish to do this on your booking form. 

Package Excludes: 

  • Visa
  • Compulsory travel insurance
  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • Optional activities
  • Drinks, tips and curios
  • Personal expenses

Hotels/Lodges:

Kruger: Maqueda Lodge or Royal Kruger 
Hermanus: Auberge Burgundy or similar 
Oudtshoorn: Lu Plume or similar 
Knysna: The Rex Hotel or similar 
Oudtshoorn: La Plume Guest House or similar 
Port Elizabeth: The Paxton or similar 
Cape Town: The President Hotel or similar

The accommodation listed may be subject to change but will remain of a similar or higher standard.  Any changes remain beyond our control and all efforts are made to communicate these as soon as possible.

Visas: Visas: Visas are not included. No visas are required for travel in South Africa if you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, however, it is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

For frequently asked questions regarding your tour, please click here

Travel Insurance: Help cover yourself for the unexpected with Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable. 

$100 spending money offer valid for any Webjet Exclusives tour or resort booking made at www.exclusives.webjet.com.au. Eligible bookings will receive a unique account application link from Webjet Exclusives via email within 72 hours of making a booking. Any HSBC Everyday Global Account applications not made via this link or if the booking is cancelled, the offer will not be fulfilled/paid. One (1) offer will be paid per booking. The offer is a 100 AUD deposit into the newly opened HSBC Everyday Global Accounts and the activated Visa Debit card. The offer may take up to 6 weeks to be fulfilled/paid. Webjet Exclusives reserves the right to withdraw this promotion at any time. The email address entered at the time of booking will be used as the primary contact. Webjet Exclusives’ standard booking terms and conditions apply. For more information go to www.hsbc.com.au/accounts/offers/everyday-global/webjet/

*Africa Sale: Offer is valid from 12:00 Friday 20 September until advised otherwise or sold out. Offer is strictly valid per couple on eligible deals. A $1,000 discount per couple will be deducted from the final invoice, which will be issued 150 days prior to departure. Tour Only bookings are valid for discount, per couple. Solo travellers are not eligible for discount. If the booking is cancelled, the booking will not be eligible for discount. Can be used for multiple bookings. Cannot be applied to prior purchases or bookings. Cannot be used in conjunction with other offers. This offer is non-transferrable and cannot be exchanged in any other form. All deals are subject to availability at the time of purchase. Webjet Exclusives standard terms and conditions apply.

 

Travel Dates

 

Departure Dates:

2019:

17 day itinerary Cape Town – Port Elizabeth

8, 27 April
11, 23, 30 May
13, 20, 29 June
6, 18, 20, 24 July
15, 17, 22, 24 July
15, 17, 22, 24 August
7, 14, 19 September
5, 12 October
23 November  

17 day itinerary Port Elizabeth – Cape Town

10, 15, 24 April
1, 8, 22 May
5, 12 June
10, 17, 24 July
7, 9, 14, 30 August
6, 11, 18 September 
19, 26 October
9 November

A $250 peak season surcharge per person will apply if travelling between 1 October – 30 November 2019

2020:

17 day itinerary Cape Town – Port Elizabeth

8, 15, 22 February 
19, 26 March
9, 23 April
7, 14, 21 May
11, 18, 25 June
16, 23 July
13, 20, 27 August
10, 17,24 September
8, 17, 24 October 
7, 14, 19 November 

17 day itinerary Port Elizabeth – Cape Town

5, 7, 12, 14 February 
4, 11, 13 March
1, 8, 15 April
6, 13, 20 May
3, 10, 17 June
1, 8, 15 July
5, 12 August
2, 9 September  
5, 9 November 

A $250 peak season surcharge per person will apply if travelling between 25 January – 30 April 2020 and 1 October – 30 November 2020

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

Availability on departure dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability and surcharges are shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BOOK NOW button.

 

Flight Information

 

Airline: 

  • Return economy airfare departing Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth with South African Airways 
  • We are unable to guarantee which airline you will travel with as flights will be booked subject to promotional fare availability for your travel dates.
  • Including 23 kgs of checked luggage on per passenger
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Extend your stay by request when submitting your booking form
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked. Once we receive your form and your dates are available, your booking will be completed – no further changes will be possible.
  • The airfare remains non-refundable at all times.
  • All Children (7-11 years) must occupy their own seat.
  • All bookings will be held and confirmed with you before booking.

Flights:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • We encourage you to finalise your booking with as soon as possible.
  • Some flights may depart a day before, involve a transit, stopover or a substitute airline. These changes are beyond our control and will be confirmed upon booking.
  • Any changes to flight itineraries once the accommodation and tour bookings have been confirmed will incur a charge of $100 per person
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable. Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing.
  • Please note, flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure. If your travel dates are within 30 days of purchase you will be provided with your itinerary within 7 days.
  • Please also note, flights might arrive or departure 1 day early or later than suggested on the itinerary due to scheduling, they might involve multiple stopovers or airlines changes

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Special offer! Book by 26 September to save an additional $1,000* per couple on this Africa experience
  • Return South African Airways flights; plus all airport and rail transfers and internal flights within South Africa
  • Luxury, small group experience with professional safari guides and a fully-escorted trip around the Garden Route
  • 14 nights’ luxury twin share hotel and lodge accommodation
  • Delicious breakfast daily, plus 3-course dinners every night while staying in Kruger National Park
  • 2 open-air game drives through Kruger National Park
  • Experience a lagoon cruise to Featherbed Nature Reserve and a visit to an ostrich farm and Cango Caves
  • Full-day tour of the Cape Peninsula, a tour of Afrogem and a cable car trip up Table Mountain
  • Exclusive offer! Book now and get $100 spending money for your trip when you open an HSBC Everyday Global Account*, visit our Promotions page for more detail

 

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