The schedule was very good and allowed us to see and learn so much more than we ever could on our own. Jason, our tour guide, was A +! Thank you so much for taking the time to put your experience into word for us as a guide and share with our friends. That was my 57, 58, 59 and 60 countries I have been to, and I tell everyone that it was in the top 3 sites I have ever visited Israel, Egypt and this one. The journey then continues to Groot Constantia, the oldest wine producing farm in South Africa. Where to eat in Kruger: When you stay at an all-inclusive lodge, all of your meals will be included. Richards bay, Umhlanga, Amazontoti, Margate and Balito A hidden gem is St. Hire a driver for the day, or book a if you really want to indulge.
Africa around this time last year and it was awesome!!! It was there that I discovered South African wines and for the first time I had dishes with ostrich meat. This is a great post Amanda! Some posts on this site contain affiliate links, meaning if you book or buy something through one of these links, I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you! There's a wine region close to Cape Town — Constantia — that would make a great morning or afternoon trip. Cape Town Activities, shopping, dancing, adrenalin sports and some good eating to boot! This was no big deal as we are not random travellers. We flew to South Africa via London, but that was mostly because I wanted to show my dad around London a bit. Then enjoy the vibrant tastes of Durban and embark on game viewing experiences in the Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve. Thank You for a lifetime trip.
The staff was super nice, and it was just a short walk to a really nice waterfront path. This is our largest-scale map of South Africa. It's not a happy museum, but it's an important one to visit if you want to understand South Africa today. Your itinerary is realistic, your facts and names of places all correct, and you give a good, accurate impression of South Africa. In the past few years, South Africa has raced to the top of many travelers' must-visit lists. This looks like a great trip! Great one Gate1, keep up the good work.
Having said this I would highly recommend this tour - and Gate 1. Your gourmet voyage starts in Cape Town with a seven-course pairing menu at the Vineyard Hotel. Day 4: To Cape Town! The park boasts more species of mammals than any other African game reserve which includes the Big Five, cheetahs, giraffes and more. He got a seat right above the cage instead, and had the best view of everything! A huge thank you to the Gate 1 tour manager on our trip, Colleen. She had the unique ability to bring together 43 strangers into a family who looked out for each other and made for fun bus rides to and from our adventures. Along with the Big 5, we saw things like lions mating, baby elephants charging our truck, a momma and newborn white rhino, wild dogs facing off with hyenas, and much, much more.
Start out with Chapman's Peak Drive, a cliff-hugging road that connects Hout Bay in Cape Town to Noordhoek. The organisational skills of the Tour Guide was exceptional. De Hoop Nature Reserve is another great base for whale watching in a more pristine environment. Shows all major and secondary roads and tertiary roads, with distances between points in kilometers. Never having stepped out of my country before I was scared how things would pan out but you guys made it effortless and I felt so taken care of. And as for pricing… South Africa can definitely be a budget-friendly destination especially with the strong dollar right now , but can also be luxurious. Normally I would never stay in a hotel this nice, but right now it's actually not exorbitantly priced.
It is nice to break up that long flight, though, if you have the time to do it. Take two open vehicle game drives with professional guides and stay at a basic but authentic tented safari camp. If you have time in the evening, consider a street art walking tour through the city, which will give you a glimpse into both the artsy and rebellious sides of Johannesburg. Africa was everything we expected and more. Best wishes, Disna Wijemuni What a comprehensive, factually correct article about South Africa. This Budget Cape Town Big Five Safari includes transfers, 4x4 game drives, safari lodge accommodation and meals on safari. Hi Amanda, Thanks for the amazing and comprehensive itinerary! I am especially interested in trips that may have free single supplements.
I only have about 5 days in Jo-burg and 3 days in Capetown. The accommodation was superb and the vegetarian food and desserts were one of the best I've had on the trip. The complex contains four hotels, two championship golf courses, two casinos, an atmospheric South African cultural village and more than 7000 crocodiles within a sanctuary. A must-visit in Johannesburg is the in Soweto , which chronicles the struggle South Africans faced during the country's decades of institutionalized racial segregation and discrimination. Colleen Webster, our guide, was exceptional. The touring sections show places of interest in that locale eg: map of KwaZulu Natal shows the battlefields, the Western Cape shows the wineries and so on.
The total price will be clearly displayed prior to any deposit being required. Can you recommend the best way to travel between Cape Town and Kruger too bad they are on the opposite sides of the country. But the hotels we stayed at were all excellent and so was the food we enjoyed as part of the tour. Cities of South Africa City Street Plans and Atlases Please look down the list and find the map or atlas of your choice! This itinerary in my opinion, at least , touches on the best parts of South Africa, mixing the natural and the urban into one unforgettable trip. It shows the main touring areas larger scale. The luxury suites here are a great blend of romantic African and African baroque.
The travels between Cape Town and Pretoria, taking 1. Peaking at 1,086 meters 3,563 ft , reaching the top is simple via an ingenuous cableway, and each Rotair car features revolving floors allowing passengers to enjoy 360-degree views during the trek to the top. From the moment we were met at the airport until the moment we left it just kept getting better. Filled with stunning vistas, cool cities, and all that famous African wildlife, the country really does have it all. Gate 1 Travel does it right - accommodations were impeccable, beautifully located, and well appointed. Discover the vibrant atmosphere of Cape Town, the tranquillity of Paarl and the essence of the Klein Karoo in Oudsthoorn. All prices are per person based on twin occupancy.
The real southernmost point is at Cape Agulhas, about an hour and a half from Gansbaai. The local guides and coach drives were polite and helpful and well trained. Prices will vary from alternative gateway airports or cities and may be higher. Knysna and Wilderness are both quaint little towns surrounded by stunning scenery and wonderful beaches. Phinda is remarkable because it allows you to get the closest to wildlife. Our day bed — you could lay down and watch elephants! We stopped for lunch at the Pelican's Harbour Cafe in nearby Struisbaai, where I had the best and cheapest! Ontario, Canada Our trip was Fantastic! A great time in East Africa. You could also cut out some of the side trips like Gansbaai and Stellenbosch to save money, too.