Project Description

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For the next big adventure.

Tour Description

Enjoy game viewing in 3 different areas; stay at a private game lodge and see Africa’s ‘Big 5’. Spot unique wildlife at a World Heritage Site; board an ocean safari; enjoy a sunset oyster cruise on the Knysna Estuary and walk through the Tsitsikamma Forest


  • ‘Big 5’ private game lodge
  • Kruger National Park game viewing
  • Explore the famous Panorama Route
  • Marine wildlife spotting on an ocean safari
  • Enjoy the magnificent Garden Route
  • Sunset oyster cruise in Knysna
  • Route 62 through the beautiful Klein Karoo

Tour Details

  • Duration: 13 Days | 12 Nights
  • Start Location: Johannesburg
  • End Location: Cape Town
  • Pax.: 2 – 8 guests per vehicle (except on day 1 and day 12 : 2 – 40 guests per vehicle)
  • Vehicle Road Transfer: Luxury sedan or minibus
  • Languages: English only & German only departures
  • Baggage Allowed: One medium suitcase and one shoulder bag
  • Private Tour: Itinerary available on a private basis departing on selected days. Please enquire for special rates
  • Tour Guide: Services of CATHSSETA registered tour guide throughout tour. Open safari vehicle game drives with FGASA accredited nature tour guide – where applicable.
  • Visa / Passports: Multiple entry visas required for Swaziland (own arrangement & account).
  • Optional Tours en-route: Night game activity in St Lucia iSimangaliso Wetland Park @ R365.00 pp

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Rates (valid until 31/10/2020)

  • ⇒ Sharing: R 47 500 per person

    ⇒ Single: R 60 700 per person

    ⇒ Children 7-11 years: R 23 700 per child sharing with two adults

    Please Note: Only one child permitted per two adults sharing and subject to availability at properties.

  • Included:

    ⇒ Meals: 12 Breakfasts; 4 Dinners.
    ⇒ Entrance Fees: Blyde River Canyon; Bourke’s Luck Potholes; God’s Window, Conservation Fee into Kruger National Park and Private Game Reserves; Conservation fee for Garden Route National Park (Storms River); Cango Caves and Ostrich Farm.
    ⇒ Transfers: All airport transfers (within 2 days before or after the tour)
    ⇒ Excursions : Johannesburg city half day tour, 2 open safari vehicle game drives in a private game reserve and 1 open safari vehicle game drive in iSimangaliso Wetland Park, St Lucia Estuary Boat Cruise, sunset Knysna oyster cruise, marine excursion, Cape Point full fay tour and olive farm tour and tasting.

  • Excluded :

    ⇒ Travel insurance; Flights; airport transfers; Porterage; Gratuities; Visa fees; 13 Lunch and 8 Dinners

    Note : Optional excursion for a night game excursion in St Lucia iSimangaliso Wetland Park

  • Departures on certain Sundays:

    English ONLY departures 2019/2020:  Dec 01  / Jan 05  / Feb 02  / March  01 / April 05  / May 03, 31  / July 05  / Aug 02  / Sept 06  / Oct 04

    German ONLY departures 2019/2020: Nov 10, 24 / Dec 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 / Jan 05, 12, 19,26 / Feb 02, 09, 16 / March 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 / April 05,19,26 / May 03, 10, 17, 24, 31 / June 14, 21, 28 / July 05, 12, 19, 26 / Aug 02, 16, 23, 30 / Sept 06, 13, 20, 27 / Oct 04, 18, 25

What Clients’ Say

We really appreciate our clients feedback on their African Blue experience as we are constantly striving to improve our service levels and selection of tour and safari experiences.

“Our recent tour of South Africa was a superb combination of wildlife, scenery and culture. We found the 13 day South African Explorer itinerary on the African Blue website and booked everything by email through David Smith and Julia. Our two guides were knowledgeable, helpful and great company. During the first week, Gerard took us from Johannesburg to Durban, encompassing several game parks and the spectacular Panorama Route. After flying from Durban to Port Elizabeth, Stefan took us from there to Cape Town along the magnificent Garden Route. We were incredibly lucky to have some amazing wildlife encounters as well as being struck by the beauty and grandeur of the South African landscape. We would have loved more time in every location, but wouldn’t have cut out a thing. The accommodation on this tour was quite varied but all wonderful. Food everywhere was great and very affordable, as were the excellent local wines. We found South African tourism to be well-developed and sophisticated and everyone in the industry cheerful and helpful. We enjoyed meeting David in Cape Town and chatting about our experiences. We would recommend this trip to anyone wanting to see the best of South Africa in 2 weeks. It definitely leaves you wanting to see more!”
Julie Hammer, Australia