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Traditional South Africa

Game Parks, Countryside and Cities

PUKEKOHE TRAVEL HAS TAKEN TOURS TO THE REPUBLIC SINCE 1978 AND HAS DEVELOPED MANY PROVEN ITINERARIES. WE VISIT VINEYARDS, WINERIES, OSTRICH FARMS AND STAY IN GAME PARKS WHERE THE ‘BIG FIVE’ ROAM FREE.

South Africa offers an extraordinary variety of wildlife, cosmopolitan cities, rolling farmlands, fertile vineyards, pristine beaches, cultural diversity and rich history. This itinerary gives you the opportunity to increase your understanding of a complex nation with history that dates back thousands of years. The country’s varied multi-cultural mix is strikingly reflected in its music, food and shopping. Restaurant prices and shopping come with a moderate price tag as the current Rand leans 9 to 1 in our favour, making this an excellent value country to visit. There is also the opportunity for an optional extension to Victoria Falls.

Your travel itinerary

Friday 29 May

Auckland - Perth - Johannesburg

Depart Auckland on Air New Zealand and arrive Perth early evening, change planes, to South African Airways.

Saturday 30 May

Johannesburg

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An early morning arrival at Johannesburg. Transfer to your Sandton hotel for the next two nights with breakfast and early check-in included. Rest of the day to relax or visit the nearby shopping centre. A welcome dinner is included tonight.

Sunday 31 May

Johannesburg

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After breakfast a full day touring that includes Soweto (South Western Township) including a visit to Nelson Mandela’s former home followed by Gold Reef City where you get the chance of an authentic underground mine tour.

Monday 01 June

Johannesburg - Panorama Route - Hazyview

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Travel via the magnificent Panorama Route from the high veldt to the low veldt in the Mpumalanga area. See the Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window and the Three Rondavels – all unique rock formations. Overnight at a hotel just outside Kruger National Park.

Tuesday 02 June

Kruger National Park

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After breakfast we enter into Kruger Park. Mid-morning stop will be at one of the restcamps inside the Park then continue on to your accommodation. Dinner at the lodge this evening.

Wednesday 03 June

Kruger Park

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At sunrise, set out in 4x4 vehicles for a game drive before returning to the lodge for breakfast. Time to relax before an afternoon game drive.

Thursday 04 June

Kruger Park – Johannesburg -Port Elizabeth

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After an early breakfast, leave the Kruger park area and return to Johannesburg for a flight to Port Elizabeth.

Friday 05 June

Port Elizabeth - Kynsna - Oudtshoorn

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We have an early start and travel the famed Garden Route to Knysna where we have a visit of Featherbed Nature Reserve, it starts with a 25 min ferry ride followed by a 4x4 drive to a lookout over the lagoon. After an included lunch continue inland over the Outeniqua Mountain range into the Klein Karoo the home of ostrich farming. Featherbed is a privately-owned, registered Nature Reserve and a South African Heritage Site, No.59. It is a pristine piece of paradise situated on the Western Head of Knysna and is accessible by ferry only. In order to protect the splendour of the natural beauty, access to the Reserve is controlled. Numbers are limited and visits are only permitted in the company of the Reserve’s specialist guides.

Saturday 06 June

Sightseeing

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A visit to an operating Ostrich Farm including lunch where you can sample the product of this famed bird. The afternoon is a visit to the limestone Cango Caves.

Sunday 07 June

Oudtshoorn - Cape Town

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The journey today takes you from the dry inland interior to the most cosmopolitan city in South Africa nestled below that famous landmark Table Mountain. Your hotel is located in the Victoria and Albert Waterfront.

Monday 08 June

City sights

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A half day city tour which will include the cable car up Table Mountain (weather permitting), Rest of day at leisure.

Tuesday 09 June

Winelands

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A trip to the Cape Winelands is one of the best ways to spend a day. Stellenbosch is one of the most picturesque towns anywhere. Wine tastings and lunch are included.

Wednesday 10 June

Cape Point tour

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No visit to Cape Town is complete without a visit to the Cape of Good Hope. Apart from the sometimes dramatic drive included in the day are several other attractions finishing with a visit to the famed Kirstenbosch Gardens. A farewell dinner this evening. The order of some of these sights in Cape Town may vary due to weather as every endeavour will be made to include the cable car ride to the summit of Table Mountain

Optional Extension

Cape Town -Johannesburg – Perth

Today transfer to the airport for a flight to Johannesburg and onto Perth An optional extension to Victoria Falls is available. Details on backpage.

Friday 12 June

Perth - Auckland

Arrive Perth change planes, depart on Air New Zealand

An optional stopover in Perth is available on request.

Saturday 13 June

Auckland

Arrive Auckland early morning.

Inclusions

  •  Economy airfare: Auckland – Perth -Johannesburg – Port Elizabeth//Cape Town –Johannesburg - Perth - Auckland
  • Good quality accommodation throughout
  • All International transfers
  • Sightseeing as specified
  • 4x4 game drives as per itinerary
  • Lunch and dinners as per itinerary
  • Breakfast daily
  • National Park entry fees
  • Local english speaking guides
  • Pukekohe Travel escort subject to 15 people travelling

Cost

Cost Per Person *
Auckland - Auckland
Twin ShareSingle 
   $6,795  $7,845
Business Class Upgrade $4,174
Early Booking Discount ( 06/12/2019 ) $150
Previous International Pukekohe Travel Tour Discount $100

*This is a cash or cheque price. Credit cards will incur a 2% fee
*Itinerary and costs subject to change, airline and fuel charges and currency fluctuations prior to final payment

Exclusions

  • Airline taxes (approx. NZD$257)
  • Gratuities.
  • Travel insurance – please ask us for a quote
  • Items of a personal nature

Booking Conditions

  • A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person will secure a place on the tour.
  • Full payment due no later than 06 March 2020

Cancellations

  • From the date of booking until 06 March 2020 – loss of deposit
  • After– 06 March 2020 - no refund

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is essential. Please feel free to contact us for a quote.

General Information

  • A current passport is required, valid six months beyond date of travel and with three clear pages remaining.
  • No visa fee required for a New Zealand/Australian or English Passport holders.
  • All other passport holders please ask Health
  • Walking tours are an important part of the itinerary and a good standard of health, is required with the ability to walk on uneven surfaces and climb stairs
  • Aids is still endemic in Africa. We ask you for your blood group in the unlikely event of an accident we can perhaps help each other

Climate / Temperatures

• Max 27˚c Min 10˚c

• Altitude will affect the temperature

• Little or no rainfall

Tempature  Max Min

Johannesburg 

17 05

Cape Town

19 10

Kruger

 23  08
Knysna 18 05

Currency

  • In South Africa the currency is Rand.
  • ATM’s are available in the major cities
  • Visa and Mastercards are accepted

Clothing

Lightweight, comfortable clothes are the order of the day. Hats, sunglasses and comfortable sandals are a must. A warm windproof jacket, socks and shoes for game drives – especially in the mornings.

Health and Fitness

Walking tours are an important part of the itinerary and a good standard of health is required with the ability to walk on uneven surfaces and negotiate stairs

Optional Extension to Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

June 2020

Thursday 11 Cape Town – Victoria Falls B D

This morning fly to Victoria Falls arriving midmorning and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon to relax before enjoying a Sundowner Dinner Cruise along the mighty Zambezi River with the opportunity to see a variety of game and photograph the spectacular African Sunset.

 

Friday 12 Victoria Falls B

Today a guided tour of the ‘Smoke that Thunders’ - the Victoria Falls. Walk through the rainforest to see the Flora, Fauna, bird and wildlife. See ‘The Falls’ from the best view points. An afternoon free to take in the many options available.

 

Saturday 13 Victoria Falls – Johannesburg - Perth B

After a leisurely breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Johannesburg and connect to onward flight to Perth.

 Sunday 14 Perth – Auckland

On arrival in Perth, transfer to an Air New Zealand flight to Auckland. *Options to stopover in Perth are available on request.

 

Monday 15 Arrive Auckland - early morning

*Itinerary subject to change

Cost per person*

Twin share $2,782

Single $3,985

 

Inclusions

• Additional economy airfare Cape Town – Victoria Falls//Victoria Falls – Johannesburg

• 2 nights’ accommodation

• Breakfast daily

• Sundowner dinner cruise

• Guided Falls tour

• All transfers

• Porterage

• Local English Speaking guide

 

Exclusions

• Gratuities

• Additional airline taxes (approx. NZD$364)

• Zimbabwe visa obtainable on arrival (USD30 – cash)

Currency

• Zimbabwe is reverting to local currencies however at Victoria Falls the USD is still accepted

 


Note: Pukekohe Travel reserves the right to correct errors and omissions on our website without recourse.
* Itinerary subject to change

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