South Africa Rainbow Route

Johannesburg to Cape Town


South Africa Rainbow Route

Safari Quick Facts

Safari Price: Euro 1,395 Email: Bookings & Enquiries Email

Safari Starts: Johannesburg

Safari Ends: Cape Town Number of Days: 17
Countries visited: South Africa
Click here for Departure Dates Vehicles, Guides & Equipment Booking Code: SSSAa17

Safari Price Includes:

Entrance fees
Transport in Safari Truck or Minibus
Meals as per itinerary
Professional guide

Safari Price Excludes:

International airfares
Arrival and departure transfers
Travel and medical insurance
Personal spending money
Personal taxes (including departure and border taxes)
All optional activities unscheduled or optional National Parks / Reserves Entrance fees
Restaurant meals and all other items of a personal nature.
All drinks, even on days with full board basis.

Rainbow Safari

An accommodated safari through South Africa, trekking, cultural visits and wonderful game viewing in the Rainbow Nation.

South Africa Rainbow Route Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Johannesburg to Mpumalanga Lodge Lunch, Dinner

Departing from Johannesburg at 06:30am we head towards Mpumalanga where mountains, panoramic passes, valleys, rivers, waterfalls & forests characterise the landscape. Few regions in the world can match the extraordinary beauty of the lowveld & escarpment. We visit Pilgrims Rest, Mac-Mac Falls and God's Window, before staying in a lodge on the edge of the escarpment near Graskop.

Day 2: Kruger National Park Tented Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The largest game reserve in South Africa, boasts the world's greatest concentration of species, and has an amazing 16 different ecosystems. Exciting game drives provide us with excellent game viewing. Spot the “Big 5“ (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo) and many other animals in this true African wilderness.

Day 3: Kruger National Park Tented Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 4: Kingdom of Swaziland Cabins Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Malolotja Nature Reserve in the mountainous Kingdom of Swaziland is our next attraction. Renowned for a great variety of habitats from short grassland, to thick riverine scrub, bushveld and moist forest, we explore the reserve on foot to enjoy the fantastic mountain views. Relax around a campfire dinner and stay in mountain cabins for the night.

Day 5: Zululand Tented Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We visit craft markets near Mbabane that have a fascinating range of handmade crafts and the local witchdoctor stall is not to be missed! We re-enter South Africa and head to Mkuzi Game Reserve, which is a safe haven for the endangered black rhino. We visit a waterhole hide and watch game come down to. An early morning game drive is followed by a cultural afternoon where we visit a Zulu village on the border of the game reserve and learn about the Zulu culture.

Day 6: Route Tented Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 7: Drakensberg Mountains Chalet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The Drakensberg Mountains or “uKhahlamba” - the Barrier of Spears, is a 200-kilometre-long mountainous wonderland and world heritage site. From Mkuzi we move further south to the base of these mountains where we overnight for two nights in a quaint cottage. We will spend time walking along beautiful mountain stream paths, looking for Bushman rock paintings or just enjoying spectacular views.

Day 8: Drakensberg Mountains Chalet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 9: Wild Coast Chalet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The Wild Coast remains a relatively untouched paradise in South Africa. There are unspoilt stretches of dramatic and savagely beautiful coastline, open spaces and pristine forest areas. We stay overnight within walking distance of the beach and the next day is free to explore the area, meet local villagers or relax on the beach.

Day 10: Wild Coast Chalet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 11: Addo Elephant National Park Chalet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The Addo Elephant National Park was established in 1931 to protect the last 11 wild elephants from extermination. Today more than 350 elephants roam through the area. The park also offers excellent viewing of black rhino, Cape buffalo, lion and leopard, as well as a host of other large and small mammals and over 400 species of birds in the greater park area.

Day 12: Knysna Lodge Breakfast

For two nights we will stay in a lodge resort in Knysna, which is nestled on a tranquil lagoon. We will take a day trip to the Storms River mouth where there are walks up the gorge and along the rocky coast. The Tsitsikamma National Park incorporates 80km of spectacular sea and landscapes; a remote mountainous region with secluded valleys, coastal forests with deep river gorges leading down to the sea. There is also an option of the world’s highest bungi jump. Sample seafood at one of Knysna's great restaurants (own expense).

Day 13: Knysna Lodge Breakfast

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Day 14: Hermanus Guesthouse Breakfast, Lunch

Hermanus offers some of the best land based whale watching in the world. From May to December Southern Right whales come up from the southern oceans to the coast to calve and mate in the shallows. In the afternoon we will take a walk along this beautiful coastline before having a meal out at local restaurant (own expense).

Day 15: Cape Town Hotel Breakfast

Cape Town is one of the most picturesque cities in the world, with the majestic Table Mountain providing its central focus. On our way into Cape Town, we visit Stellenbosch, South Africa’s renowned wine region, for wine tasting (own expense) and a cellar tour. The “mother city” has many attractions; we will visit Cape Point, the harbour at Hout Bay, enjoy the famous beaches and the V&A Waterfront. Optional visit to Robben Island (own expense). We sample the local fare at a variety of local restaurants (own expense).

Day 16: Cape Town Hotel Breakfast

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Day 17: Tour Ends   Breakfast

In the morning we climb Table Mountain, offering panoramic views over Cape Town reaching out into the bay and Robben Island. Having explored the highlights of the Rainbow Nation we take a last look at Cape Town and catch up on last minute curio shopping in the afternoon, before your tour ends at 18:00.

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South Africa Rainbow Route Departure Dates

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9 January 2010

6 February 2010
13 February 2010
27 February 2010

27 March 2010

3 April 2010
17 April 2010

15 May 2010
22 May 2010

5 June 2010

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5 July 2010
3 July 2010
24 July 2010

21 August 2010
28 August 2010

11 September 2010

9 October 2010
16 October 2010
30 October 2010

27 November 2010

4 December 2010
18 December 2010

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