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South African Adventure

13 Days 1 Country 8 Cities

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About this trip

Begin with an exciting family safari tracking the 'Big 5' and other endangered species in the Kruger National Park and finish in the beautiful multicultural city of Cape Town - this African adventure has it all and more! Venture to the southernmost tip of Africa; see ostriches, monkeys, penguins and perhaps catch a glimpse of the Southern Right Whale along the way. Meet and speak to children in a Cape township and see how the Amy Biehl Foundation is working to make a difference to their future.


Trip type: Family Experience

Trip code: FAFR

12 Nights

accommodation

33 Meals
  • 12 hot buffet breakfasts

  • 12 dinners (including Be My Guest)

  • 9 lunches (including Be My Guest)

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • Drive the spectacular Chapman's Peak route to Cape Point

    • See the Big Five at Lukimbi Private Game Reserve and the Kuger National Park

    • View iconic Table Mountain, the penguins at Betty's Bay and the stunning coastal scenery

    • Visit the Lukimbi Private Game Reserve and Kuger National Park, Monkeyland and Birds Eden, Featherbed Nature Reserve, Ostrich Farm, Cango Caves, Cape Aghulas, Hermanus, Betty's Bay penguin beach, Two Oceans Aquarium and Table Mountain National Park


What's Included

Dining

    • 12 hot buffet breakfasts

    • 12 dinners
      (including Be My Guest)

    • 9 lunches
      (including Be My Guest)


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

    • VIP entry to many sights


    Airport Transfers

  • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


South African Adventure

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Day 1

Arrive Johannesburg

Day 2

Johannesburg – Flight to Kruger Airport – Transfer to Lukimbi Private Game Reserve (3 Nights)

Day 3

Lukimbi Private Game Reserve – Kruger National Park

Day 4

Lukimbi Private Game Reserve – Kruger National Park

Day 5

Lukimbi Private Game Reserve – Flight to Port Elizabeth

Day 6

Port Elizabeth – Knysna (2 Nights)

Day 7

Knysna – Featherbed Nature Reserve Excursion

Day 8

Knysna – Oudtshoorn

Day 9

Oudtshoorn – Cape Agulhas – Hermanus

Day 10

Hermanus – Betty’s Bay – Cape Town (3 Nights)

Day 11

Cape Town – Visit Table Mountain – Visit the Amy Biehl Foundation

Day 12

Cape Town – Chapman's Peak Drive – Cape Point Excursion – Kirstenbosch Gardens Visit

Day 13

Depart Cape Town

Day 1

Arrive Johannesburg Day 1 - Arrive Johannesburg

Welcome to South Africa. You will be met on arrival by our Trafalgar representative and escorted to the complimentary hotel shuttle for a transfer to your hotel. This evening meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers and enjoy a 'kick-off party' at your hotel with dinner and drinks - the perfect start to your family holiday.

Hotel

Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport

Meals

  • Kick-Off Party

Hotel

Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport

Meals

  • Kick-Off Party

Day 1

Day 2

Johannesburg – Flight to Kruger Airport – Transfer to Lukimbi Private Game Reserve (3 Nights) Day 2 - Johannesburg – Flight to Kruger Airport – Transfer to Lukimbi Private Game Reserve (3 Nights)

This morning take an internal flight from Johannesburg to Kruger Airport where you will be transferred on arrival to Lukimbi Private Game Reserve. Stay at this luxury bush lodge for three nights with all meals and game drives included. Lukimbi is connected to the world renowned Kruger National Park and is to be found in the picturesque Lowveld landscape of Mpumalanga province.

Hotel

Lukimbi Private Game Reserve

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Hotel

Lukimbi Private Game Reserve

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 2

Day 3

Lukimbi Private Game Reserve – Kruger National Park Day 3 - Lukimbi Private Game Reserve – Kruger National Park

Enjoy the ultimate family safari experience with early morning and afternoon game drives conducted with a Local Specialist in open safari vehicles, offering an excellent chance of seeing the 'Big Five'. Lukimbi Private Game Reserve is home to a number of the most endangered species including wild dogs.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

Day 4

Lukimbi Private Game Reserve – Kruger National Park Day 4 - Lukimbi Private Game Reserve – Kruger National Park

Did you know that Lukimbi is home to three of the five fastest land animals that live in South Africa - the cheetah (63 miles per hour), the wildebeest and the lion. You have the option to do a bush walk with your private ranger which is included in your stay.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Day 5

Lukimbi Private Game Reserve – Flight to Port Elizabeth Day 5 - Lukimbi Private Game Reserve – Flight to Port Elizabeth

Take an internal flight this morning to Port Elizabeth via Johannesburg. Known as the Friendly City, this port city is the gateway to the Garden Route, as well as the Eastern Cape's game reserves and beaches. Visit a township and meet two local residents who will share their extraordinary stories with you and your family. Expect to be served delicious local food during this Be My Guest experience.

Hotel

Courtyard

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Hotel

Courtyard

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Day 5

Day 6

Port Elizabeth – Knysna (2 Nights) Day 6 - Port Elizabeth – Knysna (2 Nights)

This morning stop at Storms River to view the impressive Paul Sauer Bridge which crosses the valley and towers some 139 m above the river. Continue to the famous Big Tree which is reputed to be the world's oldest and largest Baobab tree - a great photo opportunity for your family. Your day ends with a fun filled visit to Monkeyland and Birds of Eden which are unique sanctuaries for some wonderful animals.

Hotel

Protea Knysna Quays

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotel

Protea Knysna Quays

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 6

Day 7

Knysna – Featherbed Nature Reserve Excursion Day 7 - Knysna – Featherbed Nature Reserve Excursion

This morning take an excursion to the Featherbed Nature Reserve for some hiking, a ferry ride and then a 4 x 4 vehicle trip to the headland onto the Reserve, stopping at spectacular viewpoints. Your Local Specialist will give you information on the fauna and flora. Perhaps venture further and take an optional guided 2.2km walk through coastal forest and fynbos into ancient sea caves. After taking in all the spectacular views, enjoy a scrumptious lunch with your family at an outdoor restaurant under a canopy of Milkwood trees. Return to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 7

Day 8

Knysna – Oudtshoorn Day 8 - Knysna – Oudtshoorn

This morning marks the start of a day of adventure in Oudtshoorn - also known as the "Feather Capital" of South Africa due to its ostrich farm industry. Our first visit will be a guided tour of a working Ostrich Farm where you learn about the largest bird on earth. Continue to Kobus se Gat located at the foothills of the majestic Swartberg Mountains and enjoy an authentic Be My Guest South African Braai. After lunch visit a local school in Oudtshoorn - a Join Trafalgar initiative. The day ends with a visit to the Cango Caves, a subterranean wonderland of magnificent stalactite and stalagmite rocks. This evening enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Hotel

La Plume Guest House

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining
  • Dinner

Hotel

La Plume Guest House

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining
  • Dinner

Day 8

Day 9

Oudtshoorn – Cape Agulhas – Hermanus Day 9 - Oudtshoorn – Cape Agulhas – Hermanus

Visit the magical Cape Agulhas which is located at the southernmost tip of Africa. It is also the official meeting point of the Indian and the Atlantic Ocean. Lunch is in Hermanus one of the best-known places for whale watching in the world. Visit the Whale Museum and dine at your hotel this evening.

Hotel

Harbour Square

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotel

Harbour Square

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 9

Day 10

Hermanus – Betty’s Bay – Cape Town (3 Nights) Day 10 - Hermanus – Betty’s Bay – Cape Town (3 Nights)

Travel to Betty's Bay where you stop and view one of most incredible penguin colonies on the coast of Africa. On arrival in picturesque Cape Town visit the Two Oceans Aquarium- one of the finest in the world. Learn about mysterious deep sea creatures, dangerous predators and see a real "happy feet" family. Later perhaps join an Optional Experience to Robben Island (weather permitting). Dine tonight at a local restaurant.

Hotel

Southern Sun Waterfront

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotel

Southern Sun Waterfront

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 10

Day 11

Cape Town – Visit Table Mountain – Visit the Amy Biehl Foundation Day 11 - Cape Town – Visit Table Mountain – Visit the Amy Biehl Foundation

This morning take a cable car to the summit of the legendary and breath-taking Table Mountain (weather permitting). Later enjoy a city tour taking in sights such as the Parliament Buildings, Company Gardens, City Hall and Slave Lodge. Move up the cobblestoned hills to the Malay Quarter and marvel at the ice-cream colours of the quaint Bo-Kaap homes. This afternoon, visit the Amy Biehl foundation - a Join Trafalgar initiative. This evening enjoy a wonderful highlight dinner and show at a local restaurant.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 11

Day 12

Cape Town – Chapman's Peak Drive – Cape Point Excursion – Kirstenbosch Gardens Visit Day 12 - Cape Town – Chapman's Peak Drive – Cape Point Excursion – Kirstenbosch Gardens Visit

Drive along the exquisite stretch of coastline known as Millionaire's Paradise from Clifton to Camps Bay. Then wind along the legendary Chapman's Peak Drive, hugging the cliffs before arriving for lunch at the Cape of Good Hope. A funicular takes you from Cape Point up to the lighthouse for outstanding views. Meander back along the coast visiting the historic naval port of Simon's Town. Finally stop at the world famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens where there is time for adventure for all the family. Dine tonight at a local restaurant.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 12

Day 13

Depart Cape Town Day 13 - Depart Cape Town

Bid your newfound friends farewell after an unforgettable adventure in South Africa. An airport transfer is provided to Cape Town International Airport. Dependent on flight departure times consider ending your holiday on a high this morning and take a Heli Flip helicopter flight. Otherwise consider booking additional nights and extend your stay in Cape Town.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 13

Available Departures

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The Trafalgar Difference

  • Be My Guest
    Visit a township in Port Elizabeth and meet some of the local residents who will share tales of their lives as well as a home cooked meal. Enjoy warm South African hospitality with a traditional braai hosted by our local friend Kobus in the foothills of the Swartberg mountain range. Sample one of his specialities - 'roosterkoek' on an open fire - an experience for all the family to enjoy

  • Local Specialist
    Experience the ultimate all inclusive safari experience at Lukimbi Private Game Reserve connected to the Kruger National Park, with daily game safaris included. A guided 4 x 4 vehicle drive with a Local Specialist through the Featherbed Nature Reserve.

  • Join Trafalgar
    Travel Today, Sustain Tomorrow - Amy Biehl Foundation is a non-profit organisation that offers programmes to develop and empower youth (5 - 18 years of age) living in the challenged and vulnerable communities within the Western Cape. The programmes place a focus on education through creativity.

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Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • Drive the spectacular Chapman's Peak route to Cape Point

    • See the Big Five at Lukimbi Private Game Reserve and the Kuger National Park

    • View iconic Table Mountain, the penguins at Betty's Bay and the stunning coastal scenery

    • Visit the Lukimbi Private Game Reserve and Kuger National Park, Monkeyland and Birds Eden, Featherbed Nature Reserve, Ostrich Farm, Cango Caves, Cape Aghulas, Hermanus, Betty's Bay penguin beach, Two Oceans Aquarium and Table Mountain National Park


What's Included

Dining

    • 12 hot buffet breakfasts

    • 12 dinners
      (including Be My Guest)

    • 9 lunches
      (including Be My Guest)


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

    • VIP entry to many sights


    Airport Transfers

  • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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13 Days, 1 Country, 8 Cities

South African Adventure

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