THe Best of South Africa

The 10 Day Best of South Africa Tour visits the top destinations in the country, including Cape Town, the Garden Route as well as the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger
National Park. The park is one of the world's foremost conservation areas. At Lion Sands, the game drives are conducted by an experienced local ranger. In Cape Town and during the Garden Route tour, guests are accompanied by an African Sky guide. Guests are accommodated in the best South African hotels and lodges throughout the tour.

• South Africa's Finest Hotels
• Wildlife Safaris In Sabi Sand
• Penguin Colony At Boulders Beach
• Tour Of The Highlights In Cape Town
• Unique Forest Lodgings Near Knysna
• Cango Wildlife Ranch
• Knysna Elephant Sanctuary

What's Included?

• 3 nights lion sands ivory lodge
• 3 nights cape grace
• 3 nights tsala treetop lodge
Flights included:
• Johannesburg to lion sands
• Kruger mpumalanga to cape town
• George to johannesburg
Transfers included:
• Lion sands ivory lodge to kruger mpumalanga airport
• Cape town international to cape grace
• Cape grace to tsala treetop lodge
• Tsala treetop lodge to george airport
Activities included:
• Open 4x4 game drives
• Bush walks
• Cape of good hope nature reserve (includes flying dutchman funicular)
• Boulders beach
• Table mountain cableway round trip
• Kirstenbosch botanical gardens
• House of aloes
• Ostrich farm
• Cango caves
• Cango wildlife ranch
• Featherbed nature reserve
• Knysna elephant sanctuary
Additional inclusions:
• Services of a registered guide/resident rangers
• Meals as specified in the itinerary
• Tourism levy
• All applicable taxes
• Land transportation in air-conditioned vehicles
• All activities and entrance fees to places mentioned in the itinerary
• All park fees where applicable


10 days

Destination Covered

Cape Town, Garden Route and Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve

Best Suited

Families, Groups, Honeymoon, Luxury
Day 1: Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve
Guests are met upon arrival at O R Tambo International in Johannesburg from where they are assisted in transferring to a flight bound for the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve. The reserve forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park and is generally regarded as the finest private game reserve in South Africa. Guests are met by their ranger upon arrival at Sabi Sand and are assisted with check-in. Lunch and some time for relaxation is followed by a first afternoon game drive in this unique wilderness area. The game drives are led by an experienced ranger who is assisted by a skilled tracker. All safari drives are conducted from the back of open 4x4 vehicles.

Day 2: Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve
Two game drives and a bush walk will bring guests close to the famous African Big Five, offering sightings of lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino. Walking through a wilderness area with nothing but a guide and his rifle to protect you is a surprisingly peaceful experience. Once you overcome the fear of being in the wild with nothing to separate you from the animals, your senses reawaken and begin to tune themselves into the immediate smells, sights, and sounds of the South African wilderness. This is undoubtedly an experience that will live with you for a lifetime.

Day 3: Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve
After a morning game drive, guests may relax at the pool or make use of the spa facilities on offer at Lion Sands. The lodge also offers an optional tour to a local rural village and community center, where guests will learn more about how the locals make their living. Once again, the day will end with a late afternoon game drive in the company of your experienced ranger and tracker.

Day 4: Cape Town
A last morning game drive is followed by breakfast after which guests are transferred to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport for a flight to Cape Town. Guests are met upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport and are transferred to their hotel. The afternoon is spent at leisure.

Day 5: Cape Town
The spectacular Chapman's Peak Drive, cut into the 650m high Chapman's Peak, leads the tour through the town of Noordhoek to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. A botanical and scenic delight, the reserve is home to several antelope species, as well as a great diversity of flowering plants and birds. A highlight is sure to be the walk to the summit of Cape Point, where it is said the stormy waters of the Atlantic are met by the calming influence of the Indian Ocean.
The tour traces False Bay on the way back to Cape Town, with a visit to Boulders Beach, an attractive secluded haven which comprises a tumble of huge round rocks on a sandy shore. The boulders are ideal vantage points for watching the antics of the colony of mainland-based African penguins.

Day 6: Cape Town
The day is spent exploring one of the world's most beautiful cities. Table Mountain, arguably the most famous natural landmark in Africa, is first on the agenda. From Table Mountain, one of the most impressive views of the world can be enjoyed. We also visit the world famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, which were established when mining magnate and philanthropist Cecil John Rhodes donated the land to the people of South Africa. The gardens are home to 4 000 of the 18 000 species of flora which are found in South Africa and create a most remarkable display.

Day 7: Garden Route
Guests are met at the hotel after breakfast. From here we travel in a northeasterly direction, traversing the towns of Riversdale and Swellendam before reaching the small town of Albertinia. A visit to the House of Aloes will offer guests an overview on how the gel and bitter sap derived from the leaf of the Cape Aloe is manufactured into a range of beauty and wellness products. We then continue on to Mossel Bay and the town of Knysna, our overnight destination. The route between George and Knysna is often described as one of South Africa's most scenic, as the road travels through Wilderness and Sedgefield, allowing you the opportunity to witness some magnificent views over the forests and ocean.

Day 8: Garden Route
After an early breakfast, we make our way through George and travel to Oudtshoorn by crossing the Outeniqua Mountains. Oudtshoorn is a large and modern town relying mainly on farming and the ostrich industry. We visit a local ostrich farm and experience an ostrich race, stand on ostrich eggs and cuddle baby ostrich chicks. The nearby Cango Caves, a natural wonder of the world, are then explored. The extensive tunnel systems, a quarter of which are open to visitors, extend for over four kilometers into the limestone hills. If cheetahs are of interest to you, a visit to the Cango Wildlife Ranch will be a rewarding experience. The ranch is one of the leading cheetah breeding centers in South Africa. You will be allowed to enter a fenced area and interact with and photograph a tame cheetah. After visiting the Cango Wildlife Ranch, we return to the overnight destination.

Day 9: Garden Route
Knysna was developed on the northern shore of a large warm-water estuary which is fed by the Knysna River. The estuary opens into the ocean as it passes between "The Heads", infamous for the high number of shipwrecks in the area from times past as boats passing through the treacherous and unpredictable narrows ran aground. We cross the lagoon by ferry to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, a prime example of eco-tourism. In order to protect the splendor of this reserve, visitor numbers are limited. During the afternoon we visit the Knysna Elephant Sanctuary and enjoy a closer look at the African elephant. Visitors will also have to opportunity to touch and feed these gentle giants.

Day 10: Departure
Breakfast is followed by a transfer to George Airport for a flight to Johannesburg, where guests are met and transferred to any location of their choice in either Johannesburg or Pretoria. Alternatively, a representative of Worldwide Tours and Safaris will assist you with check in to your international flight home.
• International airfare (to and from south africa) at your own cost.
• Personal and medical insurance
• Activities not specifically stated in the itinerary
• Drinks
• Gratuities
• Meals not specifically stated in the itinerary
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Reviews & References

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We booked our holiday with Worldwide Tours and Safaris last month and Moses together with his team there very helpful and knowledgeable about the destinations. We really had an amazing experience in Cape Town, Kruger National Park, Masai Mara , Victoria Falls, Chobe and Okavango Delta. We recommend any planning a vacation to Africa to reach Worldwide Tours and Safaris .

Jul 10, 2017
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We booked our holiday packages with Moses and he has been very professional , friendly and helpful during our visit in South Africa. From planning until we depart South Africa Moses has been best guide to us. My wife and I we highly recommend Moses .

Apr 4, 2017