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Time Machine

South Africa - on the trail of human origins

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12 days / 11 nights

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Scheduled Tour:

Day 1: Port Elizabeth

Arriving in Port Elizabeth, you are met by your guide and transferred to your hotel. Dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Addo Elephant National Park

Game watching at the Addo Elephant National Park. Big 7: elephant, rhinoceros, lion, buffalo, leopard, whale and white shark. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 3: Port Elizabeth - Knysna

After breakfast, you depart for Mossel Bay (530 Km, 6h30 '). Garden Route, crossing the Tsitsikamma National Park, the famous evergreen Yellow Wood trees, South Africa's national tree. You will enjoy a picnic lunch en-route, continuing on to Knysna, a beautiful coastal town with a lagoon protected by the imposing cliffs known as "The Heads". You will arrive in Knysna in the evening, with private accommodation, dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Knysna

After breakfast, this morning is dedicated to a complete eco-experience in Knysna. Boat transfer in the lagoon, caravan drive to the top of the ocean, fantastic view on the ocean and the ocean, walk in the magic nature of the area. A delicious lunch will end your experience. The rest of the day is for leisure and shopping in "the pearl of Garden Route". Dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Knysna - Mossel Bay - Swellendam> Cape Town

After breakfast, transfer to Mosselbay, a famous paleontological site. You will be leaving for Cape Town, with a stop in the city of Swellendam (the third city for the historical advancement of the Dutch). You will be welcomed with dinner and overnight stay in Cape Town.

Days 6: Cape Town

After breakfast, you will leave for an excursion to the Cape Peninsula, a nature reserve hosting a great variety of birds, ostriches, antelopes, wildebeest, warthogs and baboons. It passes through Sea Point, Camps Bay and Hout Bay, from which you will board a short cruise to Seal Island. After this, you depart for Simons Town to visit Boulders Beach and its lovely penguin colony. Lunch is en-route at a well-known fish restaurant. Continuing the excursion to Cape of Good Hope, going up to the Cape Point viewpoint and descending to the beach of Bartholomew Diaz to have a photographic opportunity at the magical Cape of Good Hope. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.

Day 7: Cape Town

Mountain breakfast (weather permitting), to enjoy a view of the city and the entire bay. You will continue through to the Cape Winelands for a splendid tasting of South African wines and lunch in a beautiful Wine Estate. The afternoon will see you in the historic towns where you can enjoy the Cape Dutch architecture and have an opportunity to shop for some souvenirs. Return to hotel in the afternoon, dinner and overnight.

Day 8: Cape Town - Johannesburg - Mpumalanga

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg. On arrival you are met by Mpumalanga region, with lunch en-route. Arriving at the hotel in the evening, dinner and overnight.

Day 9: Mpumalanga

After breakfast, you will enjoy a full-day tour of the Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve. This is an area of ??26,000 hectares, extending for 60 km along the spectacular rocky valley formed by the river Blyde, one of South Africa's natural wonders. There are several viewpoints along the way: the Three Rondavels, three imposing cylindrical rock towers, Bourke's Luck Potholes, holes in the rock by the eddies formed by the rivers Blyde and Treur of quartzite that reaches God's height, which allows a magnificent view of the Lowveld that extends 1,000 m below, as well as the waterfalls and Mac Mac pools in the crystalline waters of which it is possible to have a dip. Lunch en-route, return to hotel, dinner and overnight.

Day 10: Mpumalanga - Private Reserve

After breakfast, you depart for a lodge in a private reserve. On arrival, you are accommodated in private rooms and served lunches. In the afternoon you will enjoy the sunset of safari, returning to the lodge after dark. Dinner and overnight.

Day 11: Private reserve

Africa's five great mammals, as well as the host of wild animals in the private reserve. The safaris are in off-road vehicles, and guided by a local, experienced ranger. Morning safaris starting mid-afternoon and ending after sunset. Between November and Marches After the safaris, you return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 12: Private Reserve - Pretoria - Johannesburg - fly out

In the early morning, you will have the chance to take a picture of the wildlife on your final safari in the private reserve. After breakfast, you have transferred to Johannesburg with a stop en route in Pretoria and a city tour. Arriving at the airport in time to embark for your flight to home.


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Included servicies and facilities:

- Double / Twin or single accommodation;

- Meals as specified in the itinerary;

- Not Private road transfer as specified;

- Two safari activities for day as offered by the camps / lodges;

- Park entrance fees.

Excluded servicies:

- All items of a personal nature;

- Meals other than those specified;

- Gratuities (not compulsory - a guideline is guides USD 15.00 and staff USD 10.00 per guest per day);

- Visa fees (please check your clients visa requirements)

- Scheduled flights and departure taxes.

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