South Africa Adventure
South Africa adventure safari gives you a glorious 14 day South African safari experience. This 14 days African safari tour in South Africa lets you see and savor immense richness of the country.
The South Africa adventure safari will start from Johannesburg. You are expected in Cape Town on the 14th day of the South Africa adventure.
About The 14 Days South Africa Adventure Safari
This 14 day South Africa adventure safari covers 5 provinces of the Rainbow nation. You will sample the wilds of Kruger Park to the cosmopolitan sophistication of Cape Town.
This African safari tour in South Africa lets you understand why South African is dubbed A World in One Country. South Africa adventure safari is a weekly tour departing every Sunday.
14 Day South Africa Adventure Safari Tour Highlights:
The 14 day South Africa adventure safari experience allows you to see and savor the immense richness of the Rainbow Nation.
This South Africa safari takes you from the wilds of Kruger National Park to the cosmopolitan sophistication of Cape Town.
The safari alows you to understand why South Africa is dubbed A World in One Country.
- Natural Features including Stalagnites
- Beautiful Scenery, topography and landscape
- Nature walk
- Ostrich farm visit
- Big Five Game Viewing
- Bird watching
14 day South Africa Adventure Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Johannesburg
Our South African safari rep will meet you on arrival. This is at the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. After greetings and introduction, enjoy a transfer to your hotel in Johannesburg.
You will have the rest of the day at leisure. You will gather to meet fellow travelers at 1900hrs. This will be at the comfort of your hotel’s reception. It is here that your tour guide will brief you on this South Africa adventure safari.
You will sleep at the Protea Hotel Wanderers on bed and breakfast basis.
Day 2: Johannesburg – Pretoria – Mpumalanga (425 Kms)
You’ll begin your South Africa adventure safari day with a sumptuous breakfast. This will be followed by departure at 0830hrs. This 14 day South Africa adventure safari will head for Pretoria.
Pretoria is South Africa’s capital city. Here you will enjoy a short orientation tour of the city. After this tour, you will then proceed to Mpumalanga. This drives you into the lush subtropical region of the Lowveld.
The South Africa adventure safari goes via the historic towns of Dullstroom and Lydenburg. Your South Africa adventure will traverse through the famous Long Tom Pass. You’ll then travel via Sabie and arrive late afternoon into Hazyview.
Your overnight will be at Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel. This is booked on bed and breakfast basis.
Day 3: Panorama Route (320 Kms)
Your South Africa adventure safari wakes up to a sumptuous early morning breakfast. You’ll then journey up the awe inspiring Panorama Route.
Enjoy the forested mountains and fertile plains. Here you will be viewing the Blyde River Canyon. This is home to the Three Rondawels and Bourke’s Luck Potholes. You’ll later drive back to Hazyview arriving in the early afternoon.
The free time allows for a lazy afternoon relaxation. You may stick around the pool or have exciting afternoon game activity. This will take you to the Kruger National park at an extra cost.
Other optional include immersing yourself in a Feast of Culture. This is with a night of Shangaan song and dance at the Shangaan River Club. The overnight stay is on bed and breakfast at Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel.
Day 4: Kruger National Park (120 Kms)
You will wake up to an early morning breakfast. Your South Africa adventure safari will then set off to Kruger National Park. You are going to search for the big five. They include the lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard.
You’ll also be on the lookout for other wondrous wildlife, birds and plant species. You’ll return to Hazyview around lunch time. Your afternoon will be spent at leisure. The overnight stay is on bed and breakfast at Perry’s Bridge Hollow Boutique Hotel.
Day 5: Hazyview – Swaziland (310 Kms)
You will start your South Africa adventure safari with an early breakfast. This is to be followed by an enchanting drive to Swaziland. This is a former British Protection Territory.
Swaziland is now ruled by King MsWati III. An interactive cultural experience introduces us to the charming people of Swaziland. You are here to learn about their cultures and traditions.
Your drive proceeds through Mbabane, the capital city. You will be heading the beautiful Ezulwini Valley. Here you are invited to a true African shopping experience.
Ezulwini Craft Market is packed with woven baskets, beadwork and carvings. Your accommodation on full board will be at Royal Swazi Spa Hotel.
Day 6: Swaziland – Hluhluwe (360 Kms)
You will wake up to your South Africa adventure safari leisure breakfast. Today you will depart Swaziland for a drive into Zululand. A long the way you’ll pass traditional round huts and endless vistas.
You are expected to in Umfolozi area in mid-afternoon. The afternoon will be spent at leisure. You can optionally visit Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve. This is the jewel in the crown of the KwaZulu Natal game reserves.
Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game reserve is the oldest game reserve in Africa established in 1895. Overnight on bed and breakfast will be at Protea Hotel Umfolozi River.
Day 7: Hluhluwe – Durban (275 Kms)
This morning you’ll enjoy a cruise on Lake St Lucia. This is before your South Africa adventure safari departs for Durban. The drive goes through the lush KwaZulu-Natal coastline en route to Durban.
Enjoy watching the sugar cane fields do their own version of the Mexican wave. You are expected in Durban in the early afternoon. The remainder of the afternoon will be spent at leisure.
You will enjoy the golden beaches and warm waters of the Indian Ocean. You are booked on bed and breakfast at Protea Hotel Edward.
Day 8: Durban – Port Elizabeth – Knysna (360 Kms)
You’ll begin your South Africa adventure with breakfast. This is before being collected and transferred to the airport. Today you’ll enjoy a morning flight to Port Elizabeth.
Please note that the cost of flight is not included in the safari. It is important if you are to let us book for you or you can book directly. If booking directly we recommend SA1334 departing at around 08h30 to arrive in Port Elizabeth at around 09h45. Any late arrival past 1000hrs will arrange for own transfer.
On arrival you’ll be met by our new tour guide. Your South Africa adventure safari then off to explore the Tsitsikamma section. This is in the Garden Route National Park. You’ll be treated to magnificent coastal views.
You’ll also soak up to the beauty of the glorious, indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest. You’ll proceed to Knysna that’s perhaps South Africa’s most visually stunning resort. This is in the heart of the famous Garden Route.
You will have dinner and overnight at Knysna Hollow Country Estate.
Day 9: Knysna
Today your South Africa adventure safari enjoys a cruise on the vast Knysna Lagoon. You will also visit the Featherbed Nature Reserve.
At Featherbed Nature Reserve you can enjoy an amazing view of the imposing sandstone ‘Heads’. These are what guard the sea entrance to Knysna’s huge tidal lagoon. They also protect the forests, marshes and pristine beaches beyond.
You’ll have a break for lunch with the rest of the day at leisure. overnight will be at Knysna Hollow Country Estate. This is booked on bed and breakfast basis.
Day 10: Knysna – Oudtshoorn (210 Kms)
You will begin your day on South Africa adventure safari with a hearty breakfast. This is before you head underground to tour of the Cango Caves. The caves are some of South Africa’s most incredible natural wonders.
As you leave, you’ll enjoy the wonderful views of the spectacular Outeniqua Pass. Oudtshoorn is known as the ‘feather capital of the world’. It is named so as it’s the centre of South Africa’s ostrich industry.
Today’s lunch will feature Ostrich Steak on the menu. You’ll later get to learn more about these hardy, enigmatic creatures. This is during an afternoon tour of an ostrich farm. You will spend the night at Queens Hotel on bed and breakfast.
Day 11: Oudtshoorn – Cape Town (475 Kms)
Start your day on South Africa adventure with breakfast in Oudtshoorn. Today you’ll enjoy the ever-changing passing canvas. This is as your South Africa adventure travels to Cape Town.
During the whale season you’ll travel via the seaside village of Hermanus. Here you’ll hope to have a glimpse of the southern right whales. This is normally from the month of July to November only.
On other days you’ll return to Cape Town along ‘Route 62’. It is South Africa’s version of America’s ‘Route 66’. You’ll be dropped off at the Protea Hotel President booked on bed and breakfast.
Day 12: Cape Town – Cape Peninsula (200 Kms)
You have a full day touring the ruggedly beautiful Cape Peninsula. This South Africa adventure safari winds its way through some spectacular coastal scenery in the world.
You’ll make a stop at the fishing village of Hout Bay. Here there is an option of a cruise to Seal Island at cost. This is to watch the antics of these natural performers. South Africa adventure safari then continues to the Cape Point Nature Reserve. Here you’ll stop to see the lovable penguins at Boulders Beach.
On the way back, you’ll drive through the quaint naval village of Simon’s Town. You’ll be in time for dinner at Protea Hotel President in Cape Town.
Day 13: Cape Winelands Tour (200 Kms)
Today your South Africa adventure safari tours the beautiful and tranquil Cape Wine-lands. You’ll visit both Paarl and Stellenbosch.
You’ll stop for wine tasting at two well-known estates. The trip goes by the impressive Huguenot Memorial Museum. You’ll also visit the Afrikaans Language Monument that provides a historical perspective.
You’ll return to Cape Town for overnight stay at Protea Hotel President on bed and breakfast.
Day 14: Departure
This is the last day of your South Africa adventure safari. It begins with breakfast at leisure. You’ll check out of your Cape Town hotel. This is in time for a transfer to the airport. You should be in time for your flight home.
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14 Days South Africa Adventure Safari Costs:
What is included in the 14 Days South Africa Adventure Safari?
- All road transfers as per the itinerary
- Airport transfers
- Transportation in an air-conditioned mini bus
- Professional guides that escort the tour
- Accommodation in midrange accommodation as per the itinerary
- Meals as per the program
14 Days South Africa Adventure Safari excludes:
- Visa to South Africa and Swaziland
- All international and domestic flights
- Items of personal use
- Deviation from the above program
- Drinks and beverages
What to Carry on the 14 Days South Africa Adventure Safari
- Sun glasses
- Light and some few heavy clothing
- Sun screen
- Insect repellant
- Comfortable shoes
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- 3 Day Garden Route Tour
- 4 Day Garden Route Tour
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- 14 Day South Africa Adventure
- 15 Days Best South African Safari
- 10 Days South African Flying Safari
14 day South Africa Adventure Safari Destination
Long Tom Pass
The somewhat mystical area of Long Tom Pass is one filled with beautiful mountain ranges – each with a story to tell, exciting outdoor activities that will keep the whole family on South Africa adventure safari entertained and captivated.
The Long Tom Pass gets its name from the Long Tom cannons used during the Anglo-Boer war. The original Long Tom Pass was a treacherous one of steep hairpin bends and hair-raising drops.
It was originally the route followed by pioneer wagon drivers transporting goods from Mozambique to Lyndenburg. The road tumbled over the so called Devil’s Knuckles, and many wagons were lost in this area as it was so dangerous.
Back in the old days, this road was a dangerous area where wild animals roamed freely and it was truly ‘the wild’. This coupled with the relentless mosquitoes made it a difficult journey and not one for the faint of heart.
Today however, as you travel on the new tarred road on the South Africa adventure safari, you will still see the old road twisting over its dangerous course but the danger is no longer present. This area is now rich in vegetation like eucalyptus and pine trees as far as the eye can see.
The scene on your South Africa adventure safari will be dominated by the peaks of Mount Anderson and Mauchsberg making it quite a beautiful route to drive along.
Misty Mountain is a 280 hectare South African Natural Heritage Site situated on the spectacular Long Tom Pass. Misty Mountain is uniquely set in mountainous countryside with majestic views across the escarpment and into the lowveld for those on South Africa adventure safari.
Situated on the Drakensberg escarpment in Mpumalanga is God’s Window. Just one look down on your South Africa adventure safari and you will begin to understand why it is called “God’s Window”.
With magnificent views, canyons, rock formations and waterfalls, God’s Window is truly an area of breathtaking scenic splendor. It is no wonder that Mpumalanga is known as Paradise Country.
Gods Window is so called for the panoramic view of the Lowveld more than 900 m down into lush indigenous forest clad ravine. The majestic cliffs plunge over 700 meters to the Lowveld and the private game reserves which have made the area one of South Africa’s main wildlife destinations.
God’s Window is a small part of a 250km long earthwork of sheer cliffs and extravagant beauty. South Africa flying safari guests can observe the hills and forests as far as the eye can see. In fact, it seems as if one can see forever!
Viewing sites are provided along the length of the spectacular Blyde River Canyon including God’s Window, and there are numerous fantastic walks, hiking, horse and mountain bike trails.
From the parking area a very steep stepped footpath along the edge of the escarpment leads to the actual viewpoints.
For the best lookout points for those on South Africa adventure safari and exotic forest plants, steer away from the crowds and hike up into the clouds and the misty Rain Forest. Make sure you take a few refreshments along as it is very humid and an extremely steep and strenuous walk.
God’s Window and Graskop are perfect en-route stopping points for those on Kruger National Park safari.
Kruger National Park
The Kruger National Park is one of the biggest National Parks in Africa, South Africa adventure safari takes you to the North-Eastern tip of South Africa and spans over the Mpumalanga and Limpopo province.
The parks surface area spans 19633 km² as many of the surrounding private reserves have removed their fences, allowing wildlife to roam freely between reserves. This has created a wildlife area like no other, as its beauty soaks itself into anyone who visits on the South Africa adventure safari this diverse place.
Kruger National Park is the flagship of wildlife tourism in South Africa and one of the world’s favorite safari destinations. Located in the heart of the safari hub in the north-eastern corner of the country, the iconic national park offers visitors 2-million hectares of unrivaled beauty and outstanding fauna and flora diversity.
There’s something for everyone on the South Africa adventure safari in the vast protected wilderness region, whether you’re a wildlife enthusiasts, avid birder, nature lover or just yearning to swop busy city life for the peace and tranquility in beautiful bushveld surrounds.
Kruger Park and its exclusive neighbor, Greater Kruger, spans the boundaries of the Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces and shares a border with Zimbabwe and Mozambique. It’s one of the largest protected wilderness areas on the continent and certainly one of the most diverse.
Ezulwini Valley is Eswatini’s (Swaziland’s) main tourist area offering a wealth of attractions. Ezulwini means ‘place of heaven’, and offer South Africa adventure safari guests the panoramic valley that bears this name certainly offers its share of hedonistic delights.
This is where tourism in Swaziland began, and today its attractions include hotels, restaurants, hot springs, casinos, craft markets, art galleries, riding stables, a nature reserve, a golf course and a cultural village.
Most visitors pass this way, and those who spend just one night in the kingdom will probably spend it here.
Ezulwini Valley lies directly south east of Mbabane, extending from the bottom of the Malagwane Hill to Lobamba, and runs parallel with the MR3 highway from Mbabane to Manzini. It is flanked to the west by the craggy Luphohlo/Lugogo Mountains and to the east by the sacred Mdzimba mountains.
Featherbed Nature Reserve
The Featherbed Nature Reserve is best enjoyed by South Africa adventure safari guests on a formal tour. Catch the ferry at the Knysna Waterfront, sail across the lagoon while a guide keeps you entertained with fun facts and interesting info, and then hop off at the Featherbed jetty on the other side.
A Unimog vehicle transports you to the top of the mountain via a narrow path. From one side, views of the lagoon and the little town below are breath-taking. From the other, the ocean stretches on to the horizon, and spectators can sometimes spot whales in its blue waters.
Then, South Africa adventure safari visitors can choose to head back to the restaurant for a delicious buffet lunch on the truck, or to walk the 2.5 kilometres down the mountain and along the coast.
The walk is really lovely, and includes beautiful rock formations, caves, greenery, wooden bridges, pathways, and a generous dose of the local fauna. Look out for the vivid colours of the Knysna loerie or the endangered Garden Route icon that is the blue duiker.
After a hearty lunch under the milkwood trees of the modern restaurant, where the only thing that rivals the food is the awesome view of the lagoon, head back to the Waterfront for some excellent shopping.
The Outeniqua Pass is a relatively modern pass, connecting the coastal town of George with Oudtshoorn and the Little Karoo. It was first built in 1942 – 1951 to provide an alternative to the narrow and steep Montagu Pass.
It has been widened and modernized several times since then and today carries the bulk of the traffic flow between the two towns and the Langkloof. Rockfalls and trucking accidents close the pass from time to time.
The higher reaches of the pass are subject to heavy rainfall and dense mountain mists which can reduce visibility to a few metres. Under such conditions, this pass is dangerous especially due to the volume of commercial traffic that it carries.
It contains 40 bends, corners and curves, many of which exceed 90 degrees. The road is well engineered, but it is advisable to stick to the speed limits have which have been carefully calculated to get you safely over the pass.
For south-bound traffic there are several excellent view-sites for South Africa adventure safari guests and the third one from the summit is particularly impressive, which is marked as “The 4 passes”. From this vantage point all four passes still be seen, one of which dates back almost 200 years.
The pass has an altitude variance of 581m and is long at 13,3 km, producing an average gradient of 1:23 with the steepest sections being at 1:10.
Cango Caves offer a fascinating pilgrimage through time for those on the South Africa adventure safari. Its caverns began forming 20 million years ago when acidic ground water chemically eroded the 100 million year-old limestone rock – although today’s dramatic stalactites and stalagmites began growing only when the water which once filled the Caves drained away: a mere three million years ago.
Man has visited Cango since ancient times: Southern Africa’s earliest people found shelter here for more than 80 000 years before the Caves were ‘discovered’ – in 1780 – by Dutch colonists, the Caves have since become one of South Africa’s most frequently visited tourism attractions.
The Cango Caves is a cultural and natural landmark in South Africa. The 20 million year-old Cango Caves system consists of a series of hidden chambers cut deep into a thick limestone rock layer. It is situated in the Swartberg Mountains, 30 kilometres north of Oudtshoorn, in South Africa’s Western Cape Province.
The Cango Caves became a popular attraction during the 1800s. Many visitors broke off stalagmites and stalactites and wrote their names on the walls. In response, the then governor of the Cape, Lord Charles Somerset, published the first Caves Regulation in 1820.
It was designed to protect an environmental resource and banned the collection of souvenirs. Entrance to the caves cost the equivalent of six dollars, the modern equivalent of about R500.
Many of the significant discoveries of the caves were made by the first full-time guide, Johnnie van Wassenaar, who opened many of the side chambers and introduced thousands of people to Cango 1, which remains the only part of the caves open to the public.