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The entire experience of staying at Mala Mala Camp - a highlight of the tour since its creation nearly 30 years ago. From intimate game drives to sundowners overlooking the river, it really is unforgettable.

Summary

A country of such superlatives, choosing South Africa’s highlights is not easy. On our unforgettable South Africa tours we show you some of our favourites, from a magical dawn safari to a Garden Route road trip to a traditional barbecue (braai) with Zulu entertainment. We’ll round our trip off with three luxurious nights in Cape Town, where we’ll get a bird’s-eye view of the city from the top of Table Mountain and watch the Boulders Beach penguins waddle their way to the shore.

Your holiday includes:

17 excursions and visits

  • Pretoria orientation tour
  • Voortrekker Monument
  • Pilgrim’s Rest and God’s Window
  • 4 game drives at Mala Mala
  • Game drive in uMkhuze Game Reserve
  • Braai with Zulu entertainment
  • Boat cruise in iSimangaliso Wetland Park
  • Tsitsikamma National Park and the Garden Route
  • Cruise aboard MV John Benn, Knysna
  • Outeniqua Powervan ride and museum
  • Tour and lunch at Safari Ostrich Farm
  • Spectacular Route 62 from Oudtshoorn to Swellendam
  • City tour of Cape Town (including Table Mountain cable car ride)
  • Tour to Hout Bay, the Cape of Good Hope, Cape Point, Simon’s Town and Boulders Beach

Plus:

  • 16 nights in hotels and 2 in flight (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • International and internal flights as detailed. Prices are based on return flights with British Airways from London Heathrow. Supplements may apply from other airports
  • 24 meals: 16 breakfasts (days 3-18) 4 lunches (days 4-5, 12 and 14) 4 dinners (days 4-6 and 8)

Plus

  • Welcome reception on day 2
  • All soft drinks, local beers, wines and spirits, during your stay at Mala Mala Game Reserve
  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Local Titan tour manager and guide
  • Travel in destination by coach
  • Porterage

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  • VIP Outbound2

    Day 1 UK - In flight

    Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your overnight flight to Johannesburg.

    In flight


  • Day 2

    Johannesburg - Pretoria

    This morning we arrive into Johannesburg. After a short tour of the nation’s capital, Pretoria, we visit the Voortrekker Monument, the dramatic memorial to the Boer pioneers who ventured into South Africa’s interior. Later, we invite you to join your fellow travellers for welcome drinks.

    • Pretoria orientation tour and Voortrekker Monument (afternoon)

    Irene Country Lodge (4-star)


  • Drakensberg

    Pilgrim’s Rest - Hazyview

    Today we encounter Africa’s big skies and wide-open spaces. We travel eastwards to the Drakensberg Escarpment, which separates the Highveld Plateau from the low country. Here, amidst some of South Africa’s most stunning scenery, we reach Pilgrim’s Rest, a former gold rush town where time has very nearly stood still. Then (weather permitting), we stop for incredible views at God’s Window, down into the Lowveld below.

    • Pilgrim’s Rest and God’s Window (afternoon)

    Sabi River Sun Hazyview (4-star)


  • Elephant

    Mala Mala

    We set out for one of the greatest experiences that South Africa holidays offer. Kruger National Park is world-renowned as the best place to go for a safari. Along the outer reaches is Mala Mala Game Reserve. It’s one of the oldest and more established private reserves, and offers the ultimate safari experience.

    Rangers take us to our lodge, deep in the African bush, on the borders of Kruger National Park. Later, we head out for our first afternoon game drive in a ranger-handled open safari vehicle. Expect to get close to lions, elephants and rhinos, and watch stately giraffes striding by. We’ll watch the sun set with a ‘sundowner’ tipple, before some more nocturnal game viewing.

    We enjoy dinner in a reed-enclosed boma then retire to our luxurious African-style rondavels.

    • Game drive at Mala Mala (afternoon)

    Mala Mala Game Reserve (5-star)


  • Safari

    Mala Mala

    Today we depart for an early morning game drive. At this time of the day the bush offers a totally different experience and, if we’re lucky, we may be able to spot the elusive leopard. Afterwards, there’s an opportunity to take an optional walking safari. An afternoon game drive takes place later.

    • Two game drives at Mala Mala (morning/afternoon)

    Mala Mala Game Reserve (5-star)


  • Swaziland

    Mala Mala - Ezulwini, Eswatini (Swaziland)

    After another early game drive, we travel south through Kruger National Park, stopping for a break at the little farming town of Malelane. We continue into landlocked Eswatini (Swaziland), with its rolling sugar cane fields and stunning mountain scenes. We stay overnight in Ezulwini.

    • Game drive at Mala Mala (early morning)

    Royal Villas (4-star) or Royal Swazi Spa (4-star), Ezulwini


  • Mzuke

    Mkuze

    We continue south to Golela and cross into South Africa’s Zululand District, in the province of KwaZulu-Natal. Once in Mkuze, you have the rest of the day to enjoy the glorious gardens and tranquil surrounds, and views of the legendary Ghost Mountain.

    Ghost Mountain Inn, Mkuze (4-star)


  • Mzuke

    Mkuze

    After a morning perhaps enjoying the hotel pool, we embark on a game drive in the uMkhuze Game Reserve. It encompasses a wide range of habitats perfect for big game wildlife and a wide variety of bird species. In the evening, we enjoy a traditional barbecue (braai) with Zulu entertainment.

    • Game drive in uMkhuze Game Reserve (afternoon)
    • Braai with Zulu entertainment (evening)

    Ghost Mountain Inn, Mkuze (4-star)


  • Mkuze

    Mkuze

    Today you can spend the entire day relaxing poolside. Or take an optional excursion to see Lake Jozini.

    Ghost Mountain Inn, Mkuze (4-star)


  • Wetland

    Durban - Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth)

    This morning we take a cruise in iSimangaliso Wetland Park, along the wetlands of Lake St Lucia in search of hippos, crocodiles and birdlife. Later we continue south to Durban for our flight to Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) via Johannesburg.

    • Boat cruise in iSimangaliso Wetland Park (morning)

    Boardwalk Hotel, Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) (5-star)


  • Garden Route

    Tsitsikamma National Park - Knysna

    We commence our journey along the beautiful Garden Route, a scenic highlight of holidays to South Africa, stopping at Tsitsikamma National Park, part of the Garden Route National Park. Here we explore the pristine coastline of Storms River mouth and lush indigenous forest, which make this area so famous.

    We arrive in Knysna later, beautifully situated on a lagoon.

    • Tsitsikamma National Park and the Garden Route (morning)

    Protea Hotel by Marriott Knysna Quays (4-star)


  • Kynsna Heads

    Knysna

    After a leisurely start, we board MV John Benn for a spectacular Knysna lagoon cruise, including lunch.

    • Cruise aboard MV John Benn, Knysna (afternoon)

    Protea Hotel by Marriott Knysna Quays (4-star)


  • Knysna Lagoon

    Knysna

    You’re free to explore Knysna at your own pace. Numerous restaurants, teahouses and boutique shops surround the beautiful natural harbour. It’s an ideal spot to sample some of the finest seafood in the fresh air whilst watching the sailing boats crossing the lagoon to the open sea, through Knysna Heads. Alternatively you can take an optional guided tour that includes the Featherbed Nature Reserve and a tasty lunch.

    Protea Hotel by Marriott Knysna Quays (4-star)


  • Oudtshoorn

    George - Oudtshoorn

    This morning we visit the interesting Outeniqua Transport Museum, in George, where we view the large selection of steam locomotives and rolling stock. Later we take the Outeniqua Powervan, a diesel railcar, up into the scenically stunning mountains to enjoy lunch and a tour of the Safari Ostrich Farm.

    • Outeniqua Powervan ride and Transport Museum (morning)
    • Tour and lunch at Safari Ostrich Farm (afternoon)

    Queens Hotel, Oudtshoorn (4-star)


  • Hermanus

    Hermanus - Cape Town

    We’ll travel via the arid plains of the Karoo to the Huis River Pass and re-join the coast at Hermanus. Whales can be spotted here September-November (fingers crossed). We then follow the stunning coastal route to reach Cape Town and our lovely hotel on the Victoria & Alfred waterfront.

    • Spectacular Route 62 from Oudtshoorn to Swellendam (morning)

    Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town (5-star)


  • Cape Town

    Cape Town

    We set out on a tour of the city positioned in one of the finest natural settings on earth. The great backdrop of Table Mountain, flanked by Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head, forms a natural sanctuary and dramatic landmark. We take an exhilarating trip by cable car to the top of Table Mountain (weather permitting). Then you’re free to explore or join an optional winelands tour.

    • City tour of Cape Town, including Table Mountain cable car ride (morning)

    Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town (5-star)


  • Hout Bay

    Cape Town

    This morning we head to the beautiful fishing village of Hout Bay, then onwards to the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point lighthouse. Later we visit Simon’s Town, an important naval base for more than two centuries (first for the Royal Navy and now the South African Navy). We also visit Boulders Beach; here you will find a colony of African penguins, which have settled in the small coves since 1985.

    • Tour to Hout Bay, the Cape of Good Hope, Cape Point, Simon’s Town and Boulders Beach (all day)

    Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town (5-star)


  • Cape Town

    Day 18 Cape Town - In flight

    Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

    In flight


  • VIP Inbound 2

    Day 19 UK

    Upon arrival your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.

    Arrive Home


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