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.
Depart Auckland on QANTAS. Change planes in Sydney and arrive Johannesburg late afternoon. Transfer to your Standton Hotel for the next three nights.
A leisurely morning to relax or visit the nearby shopping centre. At midday we head out to explore Johannesburg. A welcome dinner is included tonight.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After an early breakfast, leave the Kruger park area and return to Johannesburg for a flight to Port Elizabeth.
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.
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.
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.
A half day city tour which will include the cable car up Table Mountain (weather permitting), Rest of day at leisure.
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.
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
Today transfer to the airport for a flight to Johannesburg and onto Sydney
An optional extension to Victoria Falls is available.
Arrive Sydney change planes and continue to Auckland.
|Cost Per Person * |
Auckland - Auckland
|Business Class Upgrade||+$3,467|
|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
Travel Insurance is essential. Please feel free to contact us for a quote.
Climate / Temperatures
• Max 27˚c Min 10˚c
• Altitude will affect the temperature
• Little or no rainfall
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.
• Walking tours are an important part of the itinerary and a good standard of health, is required with the ability to walk independently 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
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 - Sydney B
After a leisurely breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Johannesburg and connect to onward flight to Sydney.
Sunday 14 Sydney – Auckland
On arrival in Sydney, change planes and continue onto Auckland. Arrive Auckland late evening.
Monday 15 Arrive Auckland - early morning
*Itinerary subject to change
Estimated Cost per person*
Twin share $2,800
• Additional economy airfare Cape Town – Victoria Falls//Victoria Falls – Johannesburg
• 2 nights’ accommodation
• Breakfast daily
• Sundowner dinner cruise
• Guided Falls tour
• All transfers
• Local English Speaking guide
• Additional airline taxes (approx. NZD$364)
• Zimbabwe visa obtainable on arrival (USD30 – cash)
• Zimbabwe is reverting to local currencies however at Victoria Falls the USD is still accepted
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* Itinerary subject to change