Guided Holiday Tour in South Africa

14 Day South African Odyssey Tour

The 14 South African Odyssey Tour is the best all-in-one guided coach tour in South Africa that takes you on an amazing journey to discover the best attractions the country has to offer.

Highlights on the South African Odyssey Tour include Big 5 safaris in the Kruger National Park, a trip through the Kingdom of Swaziland and time spent meandering along South Africa’s scenic Garden Route, finalizing your journey in beautiful Cape Town. The best part of this tour is its unique experiences available along the way from a Meerkat Safari to a Shangaan Cultural Dinner Experience, sure to make the journey extra special.

This luxury coach tour also offers an optional 2 Day Extension to the Cape Winelands Region taking you to the picturesque village of Franschoek known for its scenic vineyards and mountain ranges.

Getaway Africa also offers further extension options to Namibia, Victoria Falls and other regions in Southern and Eastern Africa. Contact our experienced consultants to start planning your trip!

Highlights of the South African Odyssey Tour:

  • Amazing scenic vistas on the Panoramic Route with sights like God's Window, Blyde River Canyon & Bourke's Potholes.
  • Guided Safaris in the Kruger National Park & Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park
  • Unique cultural experience in eSwatini (Swaziland) traveling through the Ezulwini Valley
  • Visit the Tsitsikama National Park & Storms River Mouth known for its wide range of outdoor activities
  • Cruise on the Knysna lagoon to the Featherbed Nature Reserve
  • Explore the Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn
  • Unique opportunity for a Meerkat Safari
  • Quick visit a local farm school & interact with children in the classroom
  • Wide Range of activities available in Cape Town

See Also: 7 Day Kruger & Zulu Kingdoms & 15 Day South African Surprise Tour

Summary

13 Breakfasts, 3 Lunch, 3 Dinner

14 Days
Luxury Coach Tour

South Africa

Day 1 Johannesburg
On arrival in Johannesburg at OR Tambo International Airport, you’ll be met by your representative and transferred to your hotel. Johannesburg is the largest and most populous city in South Africa. It is also the source of a large-scale gold and diamond trade due to its location on the mineral-rich Witwatersrand range of hills. The remainder of the day is at leisure and unescorted. Why not enjoy an optional (own account) sightseeing tour of Soweto, learning more about the struggle for freedom in South Africa, or simply relax at your hotel?  At 19h00 we will meet up at reception for a briefing on the tour and a chance to meet fellow travelers.  
Accommodation: Protea Hotel Wanderers
Optional Activities: Afternoon Soweto Tour

Day 2 Johannesburg to Mpumalanga
Depart Johannesburg after breakfast and head for Pretoria, South Africa’s capital city, for a short orientation tour, before continuing to the Mpumalanga Province, known as “Paradise Country”. Dropping several hundred feet into the lush subtropical region of the Lowveld, we travel via the historic towns of Dullstroom and Lydenburg. After traversing the famous Long Tom Pass, we travel via Sabie and arrive late afternoon into Hazyview, the safari hub of the Kruger National Park.
Accommodation: Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Mpumalanga
After an early morning breakfast, we’ll drive along the spectacular ‘Panorama Route’, offering views of amazing scenery including the 26 kilometre-long Blyde River Canyon (home to the Three Rondavels), Bourke’s Luck Potholes and historic God’s Window, a breath-taking view (weather permitting) of the edge of the escarpment taking in the Kruger National Park. We arrive back in Hazyview in the late afternoon where the remainder of the day is at leisure to relax. Consider joining (for own account) a Shangaan Cultural Dinner experience, for an African dinner feast and an evening of traditional Shangaan storytelling and entertainment.
Accommodation: Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel
Meals: Breakfast
Optional Activities: Shangaan Cultural Dinner Experience

Day 4 Mpumalanga
The day begins with early morning coffee or tea, followed by a thrilling open vehicle safari (with English speaking game ranger) through the Kruger National Park with pre-packed breakfast. Kruger is one of the world’s greatest national parks, home to a stunning array of wildlife. Search for the ‘Big Five’ (rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, and elephant) as well as prolific birdlife and numerous other game species. The afternoon is at leisure at your hotel. An afternoon open vehicle game drive is available as an extension to the morning game drive (optional and for own account). Why not experience an exclusive el fresco bridge dinner, overlooking the magnificent Sabie River under a star-studded sky (for own account)?
Accommodation: Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel
Meals: Breakfast
Optional Activities: Kruger Afternoon Open Vehicle Safari and/or Sabie River Bridge Sunset Dinner

Day 5 Mpumalanga to eSwatini (Swaziland)
This morning we travel to eSwatini (Swaziland), an independent Kingdom within the borders of South Africa, known for its lovely scenery, crafts and colourful indigenous culture. An interactive cultural experience introduces us to the charming people of eSwatini (Swaziland) and their traditions. We travel via the capital city, Mbabane, to the beautiful Ezulwini Valley for overnight in eSwatini (Swaziland).
Accommodation: Royal Swazi Sun
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 eSwatini (Swaziland) to Zululand
After breakfast we will continue south through eSwatini (Swaziland), before re-entering South Africa. Travel into Zululand, passing traditional round huts and endless vistas. There is an option to enjoy an afternoon open vehicle safari (optional and for own account with an English-speaking game ranger) in the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve, which contains an immense diversity of fauna and flora and is particularly famous for its conservation of black and white rhino.Overnight in Hluhluwe-Umfolozi region.
Accommodation: Anew Hotel Hluhluwe
Meals: Breakfast
Optional Activities: Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park Afternoon Game Drive

Day 7 Zululand to Durban (Hluhluwe)
This morning we will join a cruise on Lake St Lucia (depending on favourable weather conditions) before departing for Durban. Our journey takes us past traditional Zulu Kraals, Eucalyptus plantations and sugar cane fields. We arrive early afternoon and the remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy the golden beaches of the Indian Ocean. Overnight in Durban (Umhlanga).
Accommodation: Protea Hotel Umhlanga
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 Durban (Hluhluwe) to Knysna
After breakfast, transfer to Durban (Umhlanga) airport for the short southward flight to Port Elizabeth, where we will be met by our representative and once everyone has arrived, we set off to explore the magnificent beauty of the indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest. Visit the spectacularly beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River Mouth (weather permitting). We’ll arrive at our hotel in Knysna, known as the oyster box of South Africa, nestling on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route. Overnight in Knysna.
Accommodation: Rex Hotel
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 9 Knysna
After a leisurely breakfast we’ll enjoy a lagoon cruise to the Featherbed Nature Reserve (weather permitting), where we can take a trailer ride to the top of the Western Head to enjoy panoramic views of the town and lagoon, returning for a sumptuous lunch. The afternoon is at leisure to further explore this charming town set around a natural harbour lagoon.
Accommodation: Rex Hotel
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 10 Knysna to Oudtshoorn
Travel through the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, known as the ‘ostrich capital’ and the centre of the world’s Ostrich farming industry. We’ll visit an Ostrich Farm for a fun filled interactive tour and light lunch that includes local specialities such as Ostrich Steak, before taking a tour of the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves, one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ages. We arrive at our hotel in the late afternoon in time to check in and relax before dinner (for own account). Overnight in Oudtshoorn.
Accommodation: Hlangana Lodge
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 11 Oudtshoorn to Cape Town
There is an option (for own account and subject to availability) to enjoy an early morning Meerkat Safari. Witness these incredible wild habituated creatures emerging out of their burrows, in time to soak up the sun before they head about their daily activities (weather permitting). After this thrilling experience, head back for a delicious breakfast. After breakfast, the journey continues through the ‘Little Karoo’ to Barrydale, where you will have the opportunity to visit a local farm school, interact with the children and teachers, spending time with them in the classroom learning more about the local farming community, before travelling to Montagu, a picturesque and historic spa town. (The school visit is subject to the school being open). Continue straight through to Cape Town, spectacularly set at the foot of Table Mountain. Overnight in Cape Town
Accommodation: President Hotel
Meals: Breakfast
Optional Activities: Early Morning Meerkat Safari

Day 12  Cape Town
Enjoy a full day at leisure. Perhaps join a sightseeing tour of Cape Town and Table Mountain (own account) or simply explore the city. Although a small city, Cape Town is packed with sightseeing attractions, excellent bars, cafés and restaurants as well as colourful craft markets. Alternatively relax on one of Cape Town’s many pristine beaches. Enjoy a fun filled evening with interactive entertainment and delectable food at Gold Restaurant. Overnight in Cape Town.
Accommodation: President Hotel
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Optional Activities: Morning Cape town City Tour & Table Mountain

Day 13  Cape Town
Enjoy a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula, offering some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in the world. Drive through Sea Point, the seaside village of Hout Bay (where you can enjoy an optional and for own account seal island boat cruise) and then on to Cape Point where (by tradition) it is said that the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. We'll return to Cape Town by way of Simon's Town, where we visit the Penguin colony at Boulders Beach (entrance fee for own account) and Fish Hoek fishing village.Overnight in Cape Town.
Accommodation: President Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Day 14  Cape Town
Enjoy some last-minute shopping (unescorted) or sightseeing (own account). The Robben Island Tour (for own account & time permitting), which departs from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, offers a fascinating excursion or perhaps just wander through the variety of shops and boutiques catering for all tastes and budgets. Later you will be transferred to the airport, harbour or railway station for your onward journey.
Meals: Breakfast

EXTENSION TO FRANSCHOEK WINELANDS (Extra Surcharge)
There is an opportunity to maximise your experience of the Cape Winelands, with an optional overnight stay (at a supplementary cost) in the picturesque village of Franschhoek on Day 11, rejoining the main tour on Day 12.

If you’ve always dreamed of experiencing an overnight in the scenic Cape Winelands, then this option is for you. You will have the opportunity to maximise your experience of picturesque vineyards, breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality and fine wines, thereafter rejoining the tour with minimum disruption.

Day 11 Oudtshoorn to Franschoek
Travel to Franschhoek, a picturesque village surrounded by spectacular vineyards, where French Huguenots settled more than 300 years ago, bringing with them their age-old French wine and food culture. Overnight in Franschhoek.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 12 Franschoek
After a leisurely breakfast, meet your tour guide and set out to the picturesque Winelands of Paarl and Stellenbosch, surrounded by awe inspiring scenery. With extraordinary wine estates and fascinating historical landmarks to explore, your knowledgeable guide will create a memorable Winelands experience. Enjoy two wine tastings and a cellar tour before continuing to Cape Town, where you’ll re-join the main tour.
Meals: Breakfast

South African Odyssey Tour

IN ZAR Per person sharing
Single
Jan - Apr 2021 R45,310 pp sharing R 55,195
May - Aug 2021 R 41,500 pp sharing R 49,665
Sep - Dec 2021 R45,310 pp sharing R 55,195
2 Day Winelands Extension Add R 2,520 pp sharing Add R 2,760

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Tour includes:

  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Arrival airport shuttle transfer.
  • Professionally escorted with our professional tour guides.
  • Accommodation in rooms with private facilities, on a twin share basis.
  • 13 Breakfasts, 3 Lunch, 3 Dinner.
  • Hotel porterage included.

Minimum 2 guests / Maximum 18 guests

Visas
This tour travels through eSwatini (Swaziland). Please check visa requirements, as certain nationalities may require visas to travel through eSwatini (Swaziland).

Rates Exclude:

  • Flight from Durban to Port Elizabeth (Recommended schedule BA6324 at 10h00)
  • Optional Tours
  • Lunches & Beverages
  • Services not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance and medical repatriation
Prices are subject to change due to airfare increases, currency exchange, fluctuations and any unforeseen circumstances, without prior notice.

 

Set Departures 2021
January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 21, 28
March 7, 14, 21, 28
April 4, 11, 18, 25
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
June 6, 13, 20, 27
July 4, 11, 18, 25
August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
September 5, 12, 19, 26
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
November 7, 14, 21, 28
December 5, 12
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