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PARKS OF SOUTH AFRICA A Self Drive Program - Daily Departures
I t i n e r a r y

Day 1:
Arrive Cape Town and be met by our representative. After picking up your cell phone, you will be transferred to Cape Cadogan for a 3 night stay.

Day 2:
Budget to deliver a Group B car (compact manual, with a/c) to Cape Cadogan. (B)

Day 3
Spend the day touring Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula.
Cape Cadogan. (B)

Day 4:
Drop car off at Cape Town airport. A short mid morning flight to George, gateway to the Garden Route. Upon arrival in George, pick up your Hertz Group T car and drive about 15 kms to Wilderness National Park for a 2 night stay. The park incorporates five rivers, four lakes, two estuaries and 28 kms of coastline. An ideal location to explore the Garden Route as well as the park. Recreational activities include a network of nature trails which are great for birding and hiking. Pedal boats and canoes may be rented to explore the waterways. Fishing is available at Wilderness Beach, the Touw River and some of the lakes. Your accommodation is a self contained cottage with kitchen facilities overlooking the river.

Day 5:
Wilderness National Park.

Day 6:
Continue along the Garden Route via Knysna and Plettenberg Bay to Tsitsikamma National Park for a 2 night stay. The park, located on the Indian Ocean, was the first marine national park in South Africa and protects a wonderland of inter-tidal life, reef and deep sea fish. Dolphins and Southern Right Whales are often sighted. Recreational activities include nature trails, snorkeling, diving and guided outings. Fishing is permitted in a restricted area. Your accommodation is a self contained cottage with kitchen facilities and sea views. (B)

Day 7:
Tsitsikamma National Park. (B)

Day 8:
Drive towards Port Elizabeth and onto Addo Elephant National Park for a two night stay. This park is home to almost 300 elephants as well as Cape buffalo, and a variety of antelope species, black backed jackal, as well as tortoises and birds. Recreational activities include game viewing from your own vehicle (day only), birding, night drives with qualified rangers, and hiking through a fenced-in botanical reserve. Your accommodation is a self contained cottage with kitchen facilities. 

Day 9:
Addo Elephant National Park

Day 10:
From Addo, drive back to Port Elizabeth and drop your car off and connect with your late afternoon flight to Durban. At the Durban airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to the coastal town of Ballito for a 1 night stay at The Boathouse. (B)

Day 11:
Budget to deliver your Group B car to you in the morning. From Ballito, drive up to Hluluwe/Umfolozi Park for a 2 night stay at Hilltop Camp. These two reserves, with a combined area of 96,000 hectares, are joined by a corridor. One of Africa's great conservation successes was the saving of the white rhino from extinction. Today, Hluhluwe and Umfolozi support over 2,000 rhino (white and black), the largest concentration in the world. In addition to the rhino, it is home to lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo, cheetah, as well as many antelope species and birds. Recreational activities include game viewing from your own vehicle (day only), bush walks with a park ranger, open vehicle night drives with a park ranger and three self guided foot trails. Evening game drive is included. Your accommodation is self contained chalet with kitchen facilities. (BD)

Day 12:
Hilltop Camp. Evening game drive. (BD)

Day 13:
A leisurely drive back to Ballito for your overnight at The Boathouse
The Boathouse. (B)

Day 14:
This morning drive to Durban airport and drop off your car then fly to Kruger International Airport. Upon arrival you will fly via light aircraft to Elephant Plains Private Game Reserve  for a 3 night stay. Situated in one of the world's few remaining unspoiled wilderness areas - the world famous Sabi Sands Game Reserve - which forms part of the 2,2 million hectare Greater Kruger National Park. Your stay is fully inclusive of all game activities and meals. Morning and afternoon/evening game drives are in open air landrovers with an expert ranger and Shangaan Tracker to introduce you to the wonders of the African bush. (BLD)

Day 15:
Elephant Plains Private Game Reserve (BLD) 
Standard room/Luxury room

Day 16:
Elephant Plains Private Game Reserve (BLD) 
Standard room/Luxury room

Day 17:
After breakfast, you will be flown via light aircraft to Kruger International for your connecting 
flight to Johannesburg.

Extensions and Side Trips available.

Package Includes
  • flights within South Africa 
  • accommodation 
  • meals as stated (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
  • Compact Car, Manual, A/C with unlimited mileage. (upgrades available, prices on request) 
  • Car Insurance which consists of collision damage and theft waiver 
  • Personal accident insurance and 24 hour roadside emergency service
  • VAT, Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Cellular phone
  • Services of Reservations Africa
Package Does Not Include
  • international flights
  • airport taxes/fuel surcharges
  • travel insurance
  • items of a personal nature
  • National Park Conservation fees 
  • cellular air time used and optional cellular phone insurance (4.00 per day)
  • Fuel and fuel deposit of R250.00
  • Gratuities

International Airfare Add Ons

Reservations Africa as a full service tour operator, has special fares with South African Airways in economy, business and first class, from all major cities in the world. We will gladly provide you an airfare quote from your home city.

Sample fares 




Washington/New York




(airfares subject to change)

Tour Validity Dec 01/08-Nov 30/09

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