North-East Explorer With Kids – Johannesburg to Sea Point : Flights to Africa

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North-East Explorer With Kids – Johannesburg to Sea Point

This North-East Explorer With Kids Package is priced at £1660 per family sharing (2 adults & 2 children aged between 3 & 11 years). The tour begins at Johannesburg and ends at Sea Point, Cape town after 22 nights. The package is valid only from 1st March 2015 to 31st October 2015.

Day No.Accommodation & DestinationServices ProvidedDuration of Stay
1Genesis Suites
Johannesburg
Meet & Greet JNB
Johannesburg Airport to Hotel Transfer
Luxury Standard Room Bed & Breakfast
1 Night
2Hannah Game Lodge
Ohrigstad
Standard Room Bed & Breakfast1 Night
3Shindzela Tented Safari Camp
Timbavati
Standard Tent Full Board incl. 2 Safari
Activities
2 Nights
5The Windmill Wine Shop & Cottages
Hazyview
Standard Room Bed & Breakfast2 Nights
7Hlane Royal National Park
Hlane
Ndlovu Twin En Suite Rondavel Bed & Breakfast2 Nights
9Sodwana Bay Lodge
Sodwana Bay
Standard Room Dinner, Bed & Breakfast2 Nights
11Rhino Coast Guesthouse
St. Lucia
Standard Room Bed & Breakfast2 Nights
13Cape Flame Guest House
Port Elizabeth
Standard Room Bed & Breakfast1 Night
14Cosmos Cuisine
Addo
Large Deluxe Suite Bed & Breakfast2 Nights
16Knysna Country House
Knysna
Standard Room Bed & Breakfast2 Nights
18Mooiplaas Guest House
Oudtshoorn
Luxury Double Room Bed & Breakfast1 Night
19Allee Bleue
Franschhoek
Standard Room Bed & Breakfast2 Nights
20Sweet Olive Guest House
Sea Point
Standard Room Bed & Breakfast2 Nights

The above table is the itinerary of the North-East Explorer with Kids Package.

The services Included in the package are

  • Route Description
  • Transfers as detailed
  • 22 nights accommodation
  • 18 nights bed and breakfast
  • 2 nights dinner bed and breakfast
  • 2 nights full board including game drives

The services Excluded from the package are

  • Daily conservation fees and entrance fees into national parks and private reserves
  • Car hire
  • Flights

The Tour

Johannesburg

Johannesburg (also called the City of Gold or iGoli) is a city with about six million inhabitants, situated in the province of Gauteng. The city has a western appearance with modern skyscrapers and big shopping centres. Johannesburg has a very pleasant climate; the summers are hot with most of the rainfall occurring in the summer months between October and April. Winter days are mild and dry, becoming cold (± 5˚c) in the evenings.

A guided tour through Soweto should not be missed. The township is found to the southwest of the city. If you would like to visit a museum, you can get a free “Museum Map, Gauteng” which gives an overview of the 40 museums from one of the tourist offices. The most popular museums are: The Apartheid Museum (an absolute must see!), Museum Africa (evolution of Johannesburg), the SA Breweries Museum (African beer brewing), the SA Museum of Military History and many more. There are a number of great shopping centres located to the north-west of the city such as Sandton and Fourways Mall for those wanting to buy South African merchandise. Gold Reef City lies to the south of the city and absolutely deserves a visit. It
tells the story of the gold pioneers, their settlement and the gold mines which made the pioneers all their money. Johannesburg has a high crime rate and is still a city where you need to exercise caution. It is advisable not to go out or walk around in the city centre and Hillbrow after dark. Tourist information centres are located at the airport and in central Johannesburg.

Set in the heart of Johannesburg, Genesis is ideally located with easy access to OR Tambo International Airport and the cosmopolitan leisure suburb of Sandton. Offering one and two bedroom En-suite suites. Flexible for different types of travellers, the suites are sold Self Catering or Bed & Breakfast, making this your ultimate home away from home experience. Genesis Suites Hotel offers comfortable luxury for all types of travellers, and to make your stay even more luxurious, you can look forward to many added values.

Ohrigstadt

Ohrigstadt is the perfect stopover from Gauteng enroute to the Kruger National Park or the Panoramic Route.

This beautiful Private Nature Reserve embraces more than 8000 hectares of Malaria – free, unspoiled AfricanBushveld. Professional, friendly and down to earth service characterizes this warm and peaceful getaway.Hannah is a reflection of Africa in its entire natural splendour, a captivating tapestry of African sounds, smellsand colors. Upon arriving at the Lodge, staff at the reception takes pleasure in welcoming you and making sure that you settle in within no time. A fully stocked bar is available to quench your thirst. Enjoy sundownerson our terrace while watching the sun bathing the late afternoon sky in a spectacular array of colours. Withaccommodation and meals fit for a king, unspoiled nature and wildlife in abundance, game drives and manymore activities to choose from, Hannah is a piece of paradise reserved for every nature lover. Near Ohrigstad, Hannah Game Lodge is ideally situated for those who wish to explore the Lowveld and discoverall its treasures – God’s Window, Pilgrims Rest, Three Rondawels, and Bourkes Luck Potholes. We are a mere 90 minutes drive from the Kruger National Park and a comfortable three and a half hours from Johannesburg.

Timbavati

The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Established in 1898 to protect the
wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this national park of nearly 2 million hectares, SANParks’ Kruger National Park – is unrivalled in the
diversity of its life forms and a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies.

Situated in the Timbavati Nature Reserve, and part of the Greater Kruger National Park, Shindzela Tented Safari Camp offers a back to basics, affordable Kruger safari holiday, without compromising on important safari experiences; the thrill of viewing African wildlife, marvelling at a beautiful sunset, or relaxing around the camp fire with a drink. The camp has no power – it runs on solar energy. We are undisturbed by modern conveniences such as television and cell phones, preferring to immerse ourselves in the African wilderness.

white lions in the Timbavati wildlife parl

Hazyview

Tropical paradise and trading post of Mpumalanga province, this town got its name because of the haze that envelops this part of the Lowveld on a hot summer’s day. This village was originally promulgated in 1959 when the first post office was established and Hazyview station came into being when the old Selati Railway line was diverted here.

The town is strategically placed midway between spectacular scenery of the escarpment and the wild life experience of the Kruger National Park, Hazyview provides the best of both worlds. +/- 5km outside of Hazyview on the way to Graskop is Shangana Cultural Village, the market is a gathering place for craftspeople from all over the region, it has a variety of traditional handcrafted art unmatched in the area.

Set on 22 hectares of malaria free indigenous bush with abundant birdlife is the ideal getaway base from which to explore our area or merely relax and unwind. The location is extraordinary: overlooking the Sabie River Valley, and beyond to God’s Window and the Drakensberg, with the Kruger National Park and the panoramic Blyde River Canyon just around the corner.

Hlane

Swaziland, one of only two Kingdoms in southern Africa, is also the smallest country in Africa. It has just over a million inhabitants and the capital is Mbabane. It is a country with diverse vegetation. In the north-west there are rainforests and in the east there are vast savannahs. Due to the warm climate and the downpours in summer there is a multitude of lovely trees and plants. The landlocked kingdom is still truly traditional and the friendly Swazi’s enjoy life to the maximum. Swaziland offers tourists everything from exciting activities to cultural highlights.

Swaziland’s attitude towards conservation very positive and there are many excellent national parks offering tourists a genuine African experience with some quality game watching. Black and white rhino, elephant and lion, can be spotted in parks such as Mkhaya Game Reserve, Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, the Malolotja Nature Reserve and the Mlawula Nature Reserve.

In the vast bushveld expanse of eastern Swaziland where the hot, still sun of Africa beats on the dry but life-giving soils as it has for thousands of years, and the rumbling roars of the lions are heard in the cool dusky evenings, lies Swaziland’s largest protected area, Hlane Royal National Park, home to the largest herds of game in the Kingdom. Hlane, named by King Sobhuza II, with its adjacent dispersal areas covers 30 000 hectares of Swazi bushveld, dominated by ancient hardwood vegetation. Hlane is home to lion, elephant and white rhino, with an abundant and diverse bird life, including the highest density of nesting white backed vultures in Africa. A network of self-drive game-viewing roads criss-cross the park’s flat terrain, weaving between the 1000 year old hardwood vegetation and shallow pans which attract great herds of animals during the dry winter months. Guided walking safaris, mountain biking and game drives in Hlane’s open Land Rover’s are also available.Head for the bush and experience the sights and sounds of Hlane against the roar of Hlane’s magnificent lions – the symbol of royalty and the pride of Swaziland.

Sodwana Bay

Enjoy a couple of days at the beach of Maputaland in northern KwaZulu Natal, go snorkelling, diving or make a long walk on the beach.

In the heart of Maputaland, close to the pristine Lake Shazibe nestling behind the world’s highest natural dunes, a short distance from the sea, Sodwana Bay Lodge has been carefully designed to match the rustic eco-orientated nature of the region. Here, on the relatively untouched eastern seaboard of southern Africa, wide lakes and extensive river estuaries shimmer with life, fertile swamp and sand forest abound with rare and protected animal and plant species, while towering dunes shelter golden beaches from the lush interior.

St. Lucia

The word iSimangaliso has rich historical context. Ujeqe was King Shaka’s insila (aide who keeps all the King’s secrets and gets buried with the King when the King dies). He fled after uShaka’s death to avoid the customary burial with his master. He wandered into Thongaland, present-day Maputaland, and came back, saying: I saw wonders and miracles in the flat land and lakes of Thonga. From that follows an isiZulu saying that if you have seen miracles, you have seen what uJeqe saw: Ubone isimanga esabonwa uJeqe kwelama Thonga.” Ujeqe might just have been one of the first tourists to visit what is now the iSimangaliso Wetland Park.” The iSimangaliso (Greater St. Lucia) Wetland Park is located on the north-eastern coast of KwaZulu-Natal; it stretches from Kozi Bay in the north to Cape St Lucia in the south and was the first park in South Africa to be declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is South Africa’s third-largest park, spanning 280 kilometres of coastline, from the Mozambican border in the north to
Mapelane south of the St Lucia estuary. St Lucia Estuary is the gateway to the Eastern Shores of Lake St Lucia. The region contains the highest vegetated dunes in the world, extensive and diverse wetland systems, as well as coastal grasslands with an associated fauna which includes the Africa’s highest density of common reedbuck. Numerous waterfowl, grassland, forest and sea birds provide an attraction to birdwatchers from around the world.

Rhino Coast Guest House is an up market, luxury Bed & Breakfast situated in the town of St. Lucia Kwa-Zulu Natal. It offers a tranquil escape for a discerning world traveler or business executive. Rhino Coast Guesthouse welcome’s you in a home from home atmosphere

Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth is situated on the steep slopes above “Algoa Bay” on the coast of the Eastern Cape. PE as it is commonly called is a friendly town with parks and beaches. The city centre has a large number of historical buildings. “Settlers park” is situated in the valley of the Baakens River.

The park has lovely indigenous plants and trees and is a paradise for bird lovers. To the north of this park is ‘St George’s Park’, home to the local cricket club. The ‘Port Elizabeth Museum is well worth a visit and has a number of archaeological and anthropological exhibitions. It also contains a tropical house, a snake park and an aquarium. The stunning beaches are a perfect place to relax, swim or surf.

The luxury and privacy of a boutique hotel with the personal touch of a guest house best summarizes this establishment. Situated only a block away from Port Elizabeth’s premier beachfront and in the up market suburb of Summerstrand, Cape Flame is enviably situated in close proximity to our city’s central business district, airport, major tourist attractions, restaurants, and cinemas. Appealing to both, the leisure and corporate traveller.

Port Elizabeth Shore

Addo

Addo is a small town +/-70km north of Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape Province. It is mainly known because of it’s proximity to the Addo Elephant National Park.

Experience warm hospitality in a comfortable guest house a short drive from the well known Addo Elephant National Park. The restaurant has been voted one of the Top 30 restaurants in South Africa. The guest house is set in a tranquil environment with tropical flavour where you can wander through the lush gardens and see the Koi dams while not too far away you can enjoy the excitement of elephant back safaris, a reptile centre, a cheetah camp and of course safaris to the Elephant National Park.

Knysna

Knysna is a bustling town with a holiday atmosphere. It is centrally located in the heart of the Garden Route and was originally built to serve as harbour for the wood and ship building industry. The main reason for this was the presence of the lagoon.

The lagoon is a nature reserve controlled by South African National Parks and is now used for private, recreational and industrial purposes. A cruise on the lagoon is an experience not to be missed. Visit the Knysna Heads, enjoy the beach of Brenton on Sea or play golf at one of the golf courses. Shoppers will find what they need at the Knysna Waterfront. On Thesen’s Island, a little island on the Knysna coast accessible by footbridge, fresh oysters from the lagoon are served at the Oyster Company. The tourist information centre is situated on the Main Road.

Situated in along the garden route, Knysna Country House offers stylish yet comfortable 4-star accommodation in the peaceful and verdurous suburb of Hunters Home in Knysna. The lush garden is home to a variety of birds, including the funky looking African Hoopoe, the colourful indigenous Knysna Loerie, the elegant Southern Double Collared Sunbird as well as the black and white spotted Helmeted Guinea Fowl which gave us the inspiration for our logo.

The large swimming pool, with the enticing image of the Knysna seahorse underneath the sparkling blue waters is inviting at any time of the day, and the comfortable sun loungers, complimentary bath towels and large umbrellas providing a much needed shaded spot may find you lounging by the pool all day.

Knysna

Oudtshoorn

Oudtshoorn is the tourist capital of the Little Karoo. The town is famous for its ostrich farms, where one can view the ostriches; ride on the back of one, purchase their feathers, shells, leatherwear made from their hides and even savour their unique steaks at one of the restaurants in the town. Ostriches are the world’s biggest birds and can grow to a height of two metres and a weight of about 150kg.

The famous Cango Caves with their giant stalagmites and stalactites are situated +-30km to the north of the town and are well worth a visit.

Mooiplaas Guesthouse is a stylish and luxurious four-star guesthouse situated on a family run working ostrich farm just south of Oudtshoorn, in the heart of the Klein Karoo. Here you can enjoy the open spaces of the ostrich farm and the spectacular views of the magnificent and ever-changing purple Swartberg mountains. If you want to relax – this is the place to get away from it all. If you want to have an adventure – stay and enjoy the huge variety of unique attractions and activities to see and do in the area.

Franschhoek

Franschhoek lies in one of the loveliest wine valleys of the Western Cape Province. Between 1688 and 1690 about 200 French Huguenots came from
France to settle in and around Franschhoek. Despite the fact that only a few of them had any experience in wine making they gave the industry a real boost. The Huguenot Memorial with the Museum next door is at the end of the Main Street.

The Tourist Office is in a small building in the Main Street, next to Dominic’s Pub.

With Allée Bleue, the Dauphin family has discovered a wonderfully happy place which will touch the heart of anyone who visits. The historical Franschhoek estate has been brought back to life with great dedication and attention to detail. The result is a fascinating combination of the typical South African farming tradition and contemporary lifestyle as well as art and nature.

Sea Point

Sea Point is a favourite with locals and visitors and is a lively suburb lying between Mouille Point, Green Point and Bantry Bay. Upper Sea Point, located on the slopes of Signal Hill is characterised by expensive, private homes and on the sea front, luxury beachfront and self-catering apartments line the promenade.

The promenade runs along the length of Sea Point front from Bantry Bay to Mouille Point and is a popular spot for jogging, walking or just sitting and admiring the sea views. On the Lions Head side of the promenade, heading towards Bantry Bay, is the Sea Point Pavilion – a chlorinated, sea water swimming pool a favourite place for the locals to cool off in during the hot summer months.

The Sweetest Victorian Guest Houses are all 4 Star Graded by the TGCSA and each consists of two beautiful en-suite bedrooms. These Lovely Houses are situated in the Upper Sea Point area, one of Cape Town’s most popular suburbs. The houses all offer spacious lounges with stylish leather sofas, Flat Screen TV’s and a fully equipped open plan kitchen. All houses also have a small private back yard with either a Jacuzzi, Braai area or a Sunny Wooden deck.

Sea point and Signal hill

RECOMMENDED EXCURSIONS

The Elephant Sanctuary Hazyview
An amazing 1.5 hours of up-close and personal interactive educational program with the elephants in their natural environment. Our experienced guides shares in-depth information and insight into African elephants whilst you discover elephants as never before. Have the opportunity of walking trunk-in-hand with elephants. It is a wonderful experience unique to The Elephant Sanctuary. You get the opportunity to learn about elephant personalities, habits and behaviour.

Hang gliding Hazyview Sabie River
Experience the freedom of gliding over one of the last remaining natural forested valleys along the Sabie River. The aerial cable trail allows guests to glide down to the valley basin, stopping along the way on a number of elevated platforms to admire the natural vegetation, birdlife and views of the forest floor below.

Rafting Hazyview Sabie River
A memorable experience along the river through the natural bush of the Sabie River Valley, an excellent family activity.

Rafting in Hazyview with kids

Canopy Tour Tsitsikamma
A first in Africa. Enjoy the unequalled beauty of the indigenous forest high up on ten treetop platforms. Gently glide along in harness along steel cables 30 meters above the forest floor. Birdlife is abundant (including Knysna Loeries and the elusive Narina Trojan), and your guides will explain the ecology of the lush primeval forest. Safety is paramount, and the system has been built to the highest civil engineering standards. Guides are fullytrained professionals.

Swartberg Pass Tour Oudtshoorn
The tour begins at Wilgewandel Holiday Farm, 2kms before the Cango Caves in the direction of Oudtshoorn. The Swartberg pass is the most impressive pass in Africa– not accessible for coaches. World heritage site, national monument, nature reserve and unique fynbos. Departs from the “lapa”- open air eating venue -at the foot of the Swartberg mountain to a viewpoint at the Prince Albert side of the mountain.

African Dance Theathre Cape Town
The energy of the show takes you on an African journey through time. Through the universal rhythm of popular songs, dance, emotive imagery and the thunderous beat of the African drum From the ancient rituals of tribal stick fighting behind shadow screens to the powerful war dance of African warriors. The show moves into the industrial era of Southern Africa – and no dance reflects this era better than the gumboot dance.