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18 August: Depart Australia

Depart on your overnight flight to Johannesburg.

19 August: Johannesburg

Upon arrival, you will be met and assisted to your shuttle transfer service to the hotel. You have the remainder of the day at leisure until 19h00 when we all meet at the hotel reception for a briefing on the tour and a chance to meet up with your fellow travellers.

Accommodation: Protea Hotel OR Tambo or similar
Meals: Own account

20 August: Hazyview

This morning we leave for Mpumalanga, dropping several hundred feet into the lush subtropical region of the Lowveld. Travel along the circular Panorama Route via Graskop, visiting the view sites of the Blyde River Canyon, one of the natural wonders of Africa; gasp at the glory of God’s Window, with a boundless view of mountains and fertile plains and finally a visit to Bourke’s Luck Potholes before heading to Hazyview.

Accommodation: Hippo Hollow Country Estate or similar
Meals: Breakfast

21 August: Hazyview

We have a bright and early start to the day in order to experience the wonders of exploring the Kruger National Park in our enclosed vehicle. Spend a morning with the Big Five in the Kruger National Park. The Kruger National Park is an internationally renowned game reserve of nearly 2 million hectares and supports the largest variety of wildlife species on the African continent. Keep a lookout for the wonderful flora and bird life that abounds. We return to our hotel around lunch time and your afternoon is at leisure.

Optional full day open safari vehicle game drive in Kruger National Park available.
Accommodation: Hippo Hollow Country Estate or similar
Meals: Breakfast

22 August: Swaziland

This morning after breakfast, we check out and depart on our journey to Swaziland. We proceed south to Malalane and then onto Swaziland where this afternoon you will visit a real Chief’s village and have the fantastic opportunity to gain an authentic knowledge of traditional Swazi culture.

Accommodation: Lugogo Sun Hotel or similar
Meals: Breakfast

23 August: Umfolozi

This morning we journey through Swaziland into Zululand stopping en route to bargain for curios and souvenirs at the roadside markets. Our journey continues into the Kingdom of KwaZulu-Natal where ancient traditions and modern cultures of both Zulu and Settler have combined into a vibrant society living in peace and harmony. Arrive this afternoon in the Umfolozi area for your overnight stay.

Optional exciting afternoon open safari vehicle game drive in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park.
Accommodation: Protea Hotel Umfolozi or similar
Meals: Breakfast

24 August: Durban

Guests have the option to lie in or take an optional morning boat cruise (own account) or simply soak up the atmosphere in the small tourist town of St Lucia before heading off later in the morning towards Durban. An orientation tour introduces us to this multicultural, vibrant seaside city before arriving at our hotel in the late afternoon.

Optional morning St Lucia Boat cruise available.
Accommodation: Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge or similar
Meals: Breakfast

25 August: Drakensberg

This morning, enjoy a leisurely breakfast or perhaps enjoy a stroll along Durban’s golden mile which buzzes with energy as surfers, joggers and cyclists take to this seaside playground. Then we head into the majestic Southern Drakensberg Mountains. We proceed on a visit to the 300 foot high Howick Falls, continuing through the Southern Midlands Meander Route, arriving at our hotel in the mid-afternoon. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to go fishing, hiking or even horse riding in clean mountain air (own account).

Accommodation: Drakensberg Gardens Hotel or similar
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

26 August: Drakensberg

Today we have a full day at leisure to soak up the surroundings of the magnificent Southern Drakensberg Mountains. A host of leisure activities awaits you against a breath taking back drop of tranquil beauty.

Optional 4×4 Adventure tour up Sani Pass and into Lesotho available (please note your passport is required)
Accommodation: Drakensberg Gardens Hotel or similar
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

27 August: Chinsta, East

This morning we continue south to the Eastern Cape entering the fourth of the provinces and the birth place of Nelson Mandela (fondly known as Madiba). En route we see the old traditional way of life in the homeland area known as the Transkei and stop for lunch outside the capital of Umtata. We continue via Nelson Mandela’s birth place and house, arriving in the late afternoon at our accommodation in Chinsta East, on the beautiful, unspoilt Eastern Cape Coast.

Accommodation: Crawfords Beach Lodge or similar
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

28 August: Port Elizabeth

We awake to the sounds of the crashing waves and have the morning at leisure to unwind with beach sand between our toes. The beach stretches on uninterrupted for many kilometres and the thick indigenous beach forest is a haven for an amazing variety of birdlife. We set off after lunch heading south to Port Elizabeth.

Accommodation: Garden Court King’s Beach or similar
Meals: Breakfast

29 August: Knysna

Today our journey continues towards the Cape. Visit the Tsitsikamma Forest, which provides scenic walking opportunities. A short walk to the Storms River Mouth offers some magnificent views of the gorge and river below. Arrive in Knysna in the late afternoon.

Accommodation: Knysna Hollow Country Estate or similar
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

30 August: Knysna

After breakfast, we travel inland over the spectacular Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, known as the ‘feather capital of the world’ because of its ostrich industry. We visit a working ostrich farm and then explore the famous Cango Caves. Walk (the more adventurous may crawl!) around the famous Cango Caves with their magnificent dripstone formations of stalactites and stalagmites. Travelling back to the Eastern seaboard, we arrive in Mossel Bay in the afternoon for a visit to the famous Post Office Tree, the Bartholomeus Diaz museum and shell museum.

Accommodation: Garden Court Mossel Bay or similar
Meals: Breakfast

31 August: Cape Town

After breakfast we head for Cape Town via the towns of Swellendam, Robertson and Worcester. After traveling through the Huguenot Tunnel, iconic Table Mountain greets us as we arrive in Cape Town in the afternoon.

Accommodation: Sunsquare Hotel or similar
Meals: Breakfast

01 September: Cape Town

Enjoy a day of leisure in the ‘Mother City’ where a visit to the V&A Waterfront is recommended. Enjoy quality time exploring this iconic beautiful city with it’s many world acclaimed attractions.

Optional full day Winelands or Peninsula tour is available.
Accommodation: Sunsquare Hotel or similar
Meals: Breakfast

02 September: Cape Town

This morning after breakfast, check out of the hotel by 11h00. The remainder of the day will be at leisure until your transfer to Cape Town International airport for your overnight flight via Johannesburg to Australia.

Meals: Breakfast

03 September: Arrive Australia

Arrive in Perth and exit customs before your flight to your east coast city.

So you should also know a little about the company that you will be travelling with....

The Africa Safari Co. is an Australian based Tour Operator located in Sydney. They specialise in tailor-made and scheduled Safaris to Southern and East Africa, encompassing but not limited to countries such as South Africa, Botswana, Kenya and Tanzania as well as Egypt, the Indian Ocean islands and Madagascar.

2018 marks their 21st year of operation and during this time they have successfully arranged holidays to many different parts of Africa for thousands of happy travellers. Whether this is your very first trip to Africa or you have been so many times that your friends now refer to you as ‘Bwana’, when you need unsurpassed experience in designing your ideal African Safari holiday, it is best to go with an expert.

They predominantly use small, exclusive lodges and tented camps to ensure our clients experience the untouched and more remote areas of Africa. They also have a variety of safari options that can be mixed and matched to create a holiday that suits your individual requirements. Whatever your preferred style of travel, be it a self drive holiday, an overland camping safari or a deluxe lodge safari with all the trimmings, they have the experience necessary to build your trip of a lifetime.

When you book your holiday with The Africa Safari Co. you can rest assured that they are a member of the AFTA Travel Accreditation Scheme (ATAS), so your hard earned holiday money is secure.

Africa is a destination that requires firsthand experience and local knowledge. The consultants at The Africa Safari Co. pride themselves on the fact that they have travelled extensively throughout Africa. With this experience, they can give you correct and up to date information on the areas to be visited and the accommodation required.

A few good reasons to book with The Africa Safari Co:


  • They were voted Best Specialty Wholesaler at the 2016 AFTA National Travel Industry Awards
  • They were voted Best Niche Wholesaler at the 2013 AFTA National Travel Industry Awards and a Finalist in 2014.
  • Their staff have over 30 years’ experience in designing and selling safaris to Africa.
  • They offer totally flexible safari options – you tell them what you want and they will design it.
  • Great value for money holidays that have been thoroughly researched and proven to be successful.
  • They are a small company that gives excellent personalised service and quality guaranteed.
  • They only sell Africa – therefore they are confident that they have the most up-to-date knowledge on the area and can provide you with expert advice.
  • They have excellent buying power with operators in Africa thereby ensuring you get the most competitive prices around.

When you need a company with the expertise to design your perfect safari, look no further than The Africa Safari Co.


Don’t just see Africa. Come and EXPERIENCE Africa.

By Sarah Fenton

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