Departs every Saturday
16 Days Visiting: Johannesburg Pretoria, Mpumalanga, The
Lowveld, Kruger National Park, Swaziland Zululand, Durban,
Port Elizabeth, Knysna, Cango Caves, Oudtshoorn & Cape Town
ACTC TOURS SPECIAL FEATURES :
First class Hotels, Rest camp with
American Breakfast daily, 4 lunches & 4 Dinners.
Visit the Diamond mine that produced 'Great star of Africa'.
Baggage handling and porterage.
Big - 5 - Game viewing by open safari vehicles.
Services of accompanying escort.
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Visit a traditional African Craft
Market in Kingdom of Swaziland.
Zulu cultural experience.
Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe- steam train ride.
Visit an Ostrich Farm.
Whale watching (seasonal).
Your Journey begins
DEPART NORTH AMERICA
Your tour to fascinating South
Africa begins as you board your South African Airways
overnight flight for Johannesburg.
This afternoon arrive in
Johannesburg, standing on
the southern slopes of the
Witwatersrand, a rich
gold-mining region that serves as
South Africa's industrial
heartland. You will be welcomed upon arrival and
escorted to your Hotel in Sandston.
PRETORIA AND MPUMALANGA
Depart Johannesburg for an
excursion to Pretoria,
capital of South Africa.
Visit some of the historical sights, the Union
Building, Voortrekkers Monument, the City Hall, Kruger
House and Church Square, the world famous Premier
Diamond Mine. The Great
Star of Africa cut from Africa's biggest diamond, the
Cullinan Diamond (mined here)
is now in the scepter of the
British Crown Jewels. After
lunch continue towards
Mpumalanga in the lush
subtropical region of South
Africa, known as the
THE LOWVELD AND KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
Tour the old mining village of
Pilgrim's Rest where gold
was first discovered, God's Window, a bound-less view,
stretching across the thickly
forested mountains and
fertile plains and one of
the natural wonders of
Africa, the spectacular
Blyde River Canyon.
Continue to Kruger Park,
arriving at our camp in time for a traditional sundowner
in the African Bushveld.
KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
Roam the reserve today in an
open land rover, led by experienced rangers and trackers
using radio alerts, in search of
elephant, leopard, cheetah, kudu, giraffe, Cape buffalo,
hippo and other species.
and photo opportunities
abound as huge herds of
hundreds of species of
birds participate in this
incredible procession of wildlife. Find inspiration in
nature, tracking wildlife
in the pre-dawn, or even by
moonlight, learning the
names of trees, the habits
of 350 birds.
A scenic drive takes you to the
tiny Kingdom of Swaziland,
a former British High
Commission territory, now
ruled by King Motswati III.
Visit the Ngwenya Glass
Works for a demonstration
of handmade glass artifacts before stopping in the
Capital Mbabane and its
colorful markets known for
their woven baskets,
beadwork and carvings.
This morning visit the
Swazi Candle making factory
to view some of its
colorful artworks, before
continuing south into
Zululand through rugged
country. During the first quarter of the
19th century the Zulu,
ruled by Shaka,
dominated southern Africa
almost from the Zambezi
River to the Cape Colony.
Zulu huts dot the rugged
landscape. Lunch is in traditional
Zulu style, enjoying a true
Kraal experience, with
tribal dancing, beer making and many other aspects of
Travel past the sugar estates
and the rolling hills of the North Coast to
Durban, a city where the
sun never sets. It is a
melting pot of African,
European and Asian
influences which have led to a
myriad of styles in the
city. Explore the temples,
churches, architecture and
sounds unique to this
beautiful city on your tour this afternoon.
Fly today to Port Elizabeth,
starting point of your tour on the garden route. Travel
through the Tsitsikamma
Forest towards the romantic seaside resort of Knysna,
nestled in the heart of the Garden Route. Scenic stops
are made along the way.
Your full day tour includes a ride
on the Outeniqua Choo-Tjoe and a cruise on the Knysna
lagoon with a visit to the Featherbed Nature Reserve.
Admire the view of The Heads; the two majestic rock
cliffs at the lagoon's entrance to the Indian Ocean,
time permitting you will have an opportunity for oyster
CANGO CAVES AND OUDTSHOORN
Drive through the spectacular
Outeniqua Pass to
Oudtshoorn, known as the
feather capital of the world because of its large
ostrich industry. Enjoy a
tour of an ostrich farm.
Visit the Cango Caves,
regarded as one of South Africa's
foremost natural wonders.
HERMANUS & CAPE TOWN
Calitzdorp and visit
Bop lass, an award winning
port producing wine farm.
Continue to the seaside village of
Hermanus, world famous as
breeding site of the
Southern Right Whales (seasonal).
Our exploration of the
garden route continues
through scenic Betty's Bay
and False Bay
arriving in Cape Town,
South Africa's oldest City also known as the
CAPE PENINSULA TOUR
Your tour of Cape Peninsula
includes the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, dedicated
to the preservation of the indigenous plants of Southern
Africa. Drive along the False Bay coastline, through
Muizenberg & Fishhoek. Continue to Simonstown where 21
buildings along the main street are over 150 years old,
and have been restored to their original Victorian
splendor. Nearby, the sheltered beach is home to a
thriving colony of some 700-jackass penguins. Return to
Cape Town via the scenic Atlantic Coastline over
Chapman's Peak Drive, carved into solid rock.
CAPE WINELANDS TOUR
Today we set out on an exciting
journey of the beautiful
Cape Wine lands. Visit
Stellenbosch and stop for
wine tasting at two
well-known estates. Also
visit the Huguenot Memorial
and the Afrikaans Language
Monument. Your afternoon is
Tour of the Mother City, takes
you on a drive to the Bo Kaap also known as the Cape
Malay Quarters. Next visit the SA Museum where man is
depicted from his early stages of development in Africa.
Famous especially for displays of ethnic groups,
including life-sized casts of Bushmen, Khoikhooi and
other tribes of Southern Africa. Visit via cable car to
the top of one of the world's most famous landmarks -
Table Mountain (weather permitting.) This evening bid
South Africa goodbye as you board your homeward flight.
Arrive home today, eager to
share the excitement of your African adventure.
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