11-Day South Africa Adventure: Game Drive & Shark Diving

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  • This tour starts and ends in Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • We can book your international flights.
  • Fly to O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg.
  • Fly back from O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg.
  • A transfer from and back to the airport is included
  • We can arrange additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour for an extra cost.

Itineraries

Day 1

Arrival to Johannesburg

Transfer from O.R. Tambo to hotel. If time is permitted, we can arrange a city tour or shopping.

Day 2

Tswalu Kalahari Reserve

Johannesburg to Tswalu - ex Fireblade Aviation Hangar.
Check-in time: 12:00;
Departure time: 13:00;
Arrival time: 14:30.

In soft-sided bags, luggage is restricted to a total of 20 kg or 44 pounds (including hand and cargo luggage).

Check-in Tswalu. Activities as per lodge schedule.

Overnight: The Motse.
Accommodation–Fully inclusive of accommodation, meals, local beverages, two daily game drives, walking safaris, horse safaris accompanied by a qualified equestrian, childminding (arranged in advance), and laundry & valet service. Exclusions – Flights to/from Tswalu, Tswalu gift shop purchases, telephone calls, premier wine collection, spa treatments.

Day 3

Tswalu Kalahari Reserve

Activities as per lodge schedule.
Overnight: The Motse.

Day 4

Grootbose Private Nature Reserve

Morning activities as per lodge schedule.
Departure Time for Cape Town: 14:50 / Arrival Time: 16:50.
Transfer to Grootbose Private Nature Reserve (app 2 hours).
Overnight Forest Lodge (One Bedroom Luxury Suite–with an extra bed in the lounge)

RATES ARE BASED ON FULL BOARD
- Accommodation in freestanding suites;
- Welcome drink served upon arrival;
- Water, soft drinks, tea, and coffee, minibar;
- Fresh fruit daily in-suite;
- Breakfast buffet with a full English breakfast menu;
- Light lunch;
- 5-course dinner;
- Horse riding non- and experienced riders through the reserve (please note that the weight limit is 90 kg/198lbs per person/ children under the age of 12 are only allowed on guided pony rides);
- Guided Walks, including Fynbos nature tours and Milkwood walks;
- Nature, marine & coastal drives, and walks, including the Walker Bay Nature Reserve, De Kelders cliff walk, and Klipgat Cave combined with seasonal land-based whale watching (whale watching especially during July–December);
- Birdwatching; experience a great variety of bird species on the reserve;
- Various maps of the reserve and the area for self-guided walks;
- Transfers to/from all activities;
- Whale-watching boat trips;
- Shark Cage Diving.

RATES EXCLUDE
- Alcoholic beverages;
- Laundry;
- Spa Treatments, beach horse riding, scenic flights, quad biking, kayaking, wine tours;
- Items of personal nature (telephone calls, items bought from the Grootbos Gallery).

ADDITIONAL TOURS AND SERVICES (for the guest’s account)
We can arrange additional services and tours in advance or during the guest’s stay:
- Scenic Flights;
- Beach Horse Riding;
- Quad Biking, Fat Biking, Lady Stanford River Cruise;
- Day trip to Cape Agulhas, the southernmost tip of Africa;
- Shopping Excursions to Hermanus;
- Wine tasting at a wine estate;
- Golfing excursions;
- Road and air transfers (own landing strip) from Cape Town.

Day 5

Grootbose Private Nature Reserve

Board the luxury whale-watching boat "Dreamcatcher" of Dyer Island Cruises in Gansbaai and enjoy a trip led by a marine biologist. You may also spot dolphins, penguins, seals and Great White Sharks.

Overnight Forest Lodge (One Bedroom Luxury Suite - with an extra bed in the lounge).

Day 6

Shark Cage Diving

Gansbaai in the Western Cape of South Africa offers the best shark cage diving in the world: attracting these amazing predators as they hunt for birds, penguins, and seals. Look these hunters right in the eye and feel your adrenalin surge as you create memories that will last a lifetime.
No diving experience is needed, and you’ll never be more than a meter below the surface, completely protected in a metal cage. We work in partnership with Marine Dynamics, conducting the tour on our luxury boat along with the help of a dedicated marine biologist.

Overnight: Forest Lodge (One Bedroom Luxury Suite–with an extra bed in the lounge).

Day 7

Cape Town

Transfer to Cape Town (app 2 hours). Overnight in a previously booked hotel in the city.

Day 8

Kruger National Park

Transfer to Airport for flight to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport. Transfer to Tanamera Lodge (app 1h00).

Overnight: Tanamera Lodge.

Day 9

Kruger National Park

Helicopter Flight: Duration–1 hour.
In addition to exploring the deep valleys and cascading waterfalls,
soar along the escarpment and soak up the magnificent views of
the Panorama Gorge and fascinating rock formations of the Blyde
River Canyon.

Afternoon suggested activities: Skyway trails canopy tour.
Overnight: Tanamera Lodge.

Day 10

Full day Panorama

Includes, Libon Waterfall, Pinnacle Rock, God Window, Bourkes Luck Potholes, Blyde River Canyon Lookout at 3 Rondawels viewpoint, and Bridal Veil Falls.
Optional extra Graskop Gorge Lift. 

Overnight: Tanamera Lodge.

Day 11

Transfer to KMIA Flight to Johannesburg

Check out. Transfer to KMIA for a flight home.

  • Park fees (For non-residents);
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional);
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as an upgrade);
  • A professional driver/guide;
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional);
  • All Taxes/VAT;
  • Round-trip airport transfer;
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section);
  • Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section).
  • International flights (From/home);
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour;
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day);
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.);
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees;
  • Some meals (As specified in the day-by-day section).

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