Wildlife Safaris & Paradise Island Getaway

Admire the history and ultra-modern architecture of Johannesburg. Embark on exciting game drives in Kruger National Park. Fall in love with Cape Town, explore Table Mountain as you hop on and off the bus and discover Pretoria. Jet over to Mauritius to enjoy sunny skies and crystalline waters! Off-resort, discover more of this paradise: see CurepipeGrand BassinPlaine Champagne, and Chamarel.

 

Trip Highlights

  • Blyde River Canyon

  • Cape Town

  • Johannesburg

  • Kruger National Park

  • Pretoria

  • Chamarel

  • Curepipe

  • Grand Bassin Crater

  • Plaine Champagne

Included

  • All flights

  • Accommodation

  • All transfers

  • Activities

  • Some meals

 


 

Saskatoon Departure From $5,999CAD per person
November 24 - December 05, 2024

Regina Departure From $6,799CAD per person
November 24 - December 05, 2024

Winnipeg Departure From $5,899CAD per person
November 24 - December 05, 2024

Calgary Departure From $5,699CAD per person
November 26 - December 07, 2024

Edmonton Departure From $5,999CAD per person
November 24 - December 05, 2024

Vancouver Departure From $5,599CAD per person
November 26 - December 07, 2024

Victoria Departure From $6,299CAD per person
November 24 - December 05, 2024

Toronto Departure From $5,399CAD per person
November 26 - December 07, 2024

Itinerary

1st Day: Canada - Night on board
Arrival at your Canadian departure airport ready to check-in for your flight* to Johannesburg. Night on board.

*If your outbound flight leaves at dawn (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the selected departure day.

2nd Day: Johannesburg
Arrive in Johannesburg and transfer to the hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure exploring the city and its diverse and vibrant neighbourhoods. Tuck into the vibrant food scene and pop-up eateries. The city is a real cultural hub and a great place to catch live music performances, so why not head and indulge in trendy bars and restaurants and soak up the atmosphere. Overnight stay in Johannesburg. Make the most out of your time in South Africa! Why not add one of the optional excursion packages during the next step of the booking process (it’s only possible to do one of the two).

Optional Activities
Gastronomic Package ($):  Two meals in Cape Town’s top restaurants, a Bo-Kaap Cooking Tour and Cape Winelands Excursion.
Adventure Package ($):  A Full-Day Kruger Game Drive, an exciting Shark Cage Diving Experience, and an Atlantis Dunes Quad Biking Excursion.

3rd Day: Johannesburg - Mpumalanga - Kruger
Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer by road* to Mpumalanga. Get ready to experience Kruger, home to some of the most iconic wildlife in South Africa! Fall in love with South Africa’s diverse landscapes as you drive along the iconic Panorama Route and see Blyde River Canyon and the Three Rondavels (entrance fees not included, R20 per person). Arrive and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Dinner and overnight stay in Kruger National Park.

*Please note: The journey today takes approximately 7-8 hours by road and includes stops along the way for lunch (at own expense) and sightseeing. There will be no accompanying guide for this journey so take the opportunity to enjoy the passing landscapes as you travel through some of the most spectacular regions in South Africa.

Included Activities
Blyde River Canyon Highlights:  On the way to Kruger, enjoy the most captivating natural sights of the Blyde River Canyon such as the Three Rondavels (entrance fees not included).

4th Day: Kruger National Park
Get ready for an excitement-filled day, as you enjoy a full-day 4x4 Game Drive at Kruger National Park. Enjoy breakfast on the go as you begin the day early on a sunrise safari! Head to the southern area of South Africa's most famous game reserve, the iconic Southern Circle, renowned for observing lions and rhinos. Around midday, stop for lunch (not included) at a designated vehicle rest stop that has a restaurant. In the afternoon, discover the amazing diversity of animals in one of the world’s largest reserves, on a game drive through Kruger National Park. End your day with a well-deserved dinner and rest. Overnight stay in Kruger National Park.

Please note: bring comfortable shoes, a warm and rainproof jacket, sunhat, sun cream and a camera to capture the beautiful wildlife.

Included Activities
Full-Day 4x4 Game Drive at Kruger National Park
Enjoy a full-day 4x4 game drive in the southern area of South Africa's most famous game reserve. This is your opportunity to see the "Big Five" in-person!

5th Day: Kruger National Park
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy today at leisure as you explore the beautiful natural landscapes of Kruger and White River independently. Why not join a guided bush walk, have a bite at one of the designated picnic spots or grab your binoculars and head out bird-watching.
We recommend an optional Full-Day Safari in Kruger National Park to experience more of its wildlife-rich ecosystems*. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay in Kruger National Park.

Optional Activities
Full-Day Safari in Kruger National Park ($): Set off on an unforgettable excursion to explore the wilds of Kruger! Look out for the Big 5 as you take a slow drive through the national park. Home to elephants, buffalos, giraffes, impalas, zebras and, of course, lions, you’ve got a great chance to see various species up close. Packed lunch included.

6th Day: Kruger - Johannesburg - Cape Town
Breakfast at the hotel. It’s time to head back to civilization today to continue with your South African experience. Transfer by road* back to Johannesburg, stopping to see the exterior of the Union Buildings in Pretoria, the official headquarters of the South African government.
Arrive in Johannesburg and transfer to the airport to catch a flight to Cape Town. This vibrant and picturesque city, located at the southwestern tip of South Africa, is known for its stunning natural beauty, diverse cultures, and rich history.
Arrive and transfer to your hotel for check in. Overnight stay in Cape Town.

*Please note: The journey today takes approximately 7-8 hours by road and includes stops along the way for lunch (at own expense) and sightseeing. There will be no accompanying guide for this journey so take the opportunity to enjoy the passing landscapes as you travel through some of the most spectacular regions in South Africa.

Included Activities
Union Buildings Visit in Pretoria: Stop at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, the official headquarters of South African government.

7th Day: Cape Town
Breakfast at the hotel. Today, enjoy the hop on hop off bus ticket in Cape Town. It’s the best way to see the city independently, as you decide when to hop on and when to hop off the bus! With over 30 possible stops, pick your favourite attractions and move about the city at your own pace. In the afternoon, take the Cableway and go up to Table Mountain to behold one of Africa’s most breathtaking views. Enjoy incredible sights across the city, coastline, and surrounding landscapes. Transfer to the hotel and overnight stay in Cape Town.

Included Activities
Cape Town Hop-On Hop-Off Tour & Table Mountain: Enjoy the a Hop-on Hop-off bus tour ticket to discover most remarkable attractions of the 'Mother City'. Take the Cableway up to Table Mountain for unforgettable views across the city and beyond.

8th Day: Cape Town
Breakfast at the hotel. Today, the day is yours to continue discovering the city independently. Why not head to one of the many museums, explore Cape Point or Kirstenbosch, South Africa’s flagship botanical garden. We recommend the optional Cape Winelands excursion* to the renowned wine-producing region in South Africa, known for its picturesque landscapes, historic vineyards, and world-class wines. Overnight stay in Cape Town.

Optional Activities
Full-day Cape Winelands excursion ($): Set off into the lush Winelands outside of Cape Town and visit the wine producers in Stellenbosch. Enjoy a mix of wine tastings, stunning scenery, cultural experiences and an exclusive cellar tour.

9th Day: Cape Town
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy another free day today, where you can continue discovering the city at your own pace. If you want to make the most out of your trip, we recommend the optional full-day tour of Cape Peninsula, a paradise of vineyards, coastal seal and penguin colonies!* Overnight stay in Cape Town.

Optional Activities
Full-day Cape Peninsula excursion ($): Enjoy the delights of Cape Peninsula including; Clifton, Camps Bay, Llandudno and the amazing Twelve Apostles. Pass through Noordhoek and observe local ostriches before visiting the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point. Fall in love with the penguin colony, Boulder's Beach and see Simons Town and Muizenberg Beach.

10th Day: Cape Town - Mauritius
Breakfast* at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the Cape Town airport to catch your flight to your next destination: Mauritius. Arrive and transfer in a private vehicle to the hotel.
This island paradise is renowned for its crystalline waters, idyllic white sand beaches and exotic vegetation. Get settled in and if time allows begin exploring the area. Overnight stay in Mauritius.

*Depending on the flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

Included Activities
Full-Day Tour of Curepipe and Grand Bassin Lake: Enjoy the view from the top of an extinct volcano and visit a model ship factory in Curepipe. Also, visit the sacred Grand Bassin lake, the Black River Gorges and the colorful landscape of Chamarel.

11th Day: Mauritius
Breakfast at the hotel. Today, take part in the full-day Curepipe, Grand Bassin, Plaine Champagne, and Chamarel excursion. Enjoy the fresh air and panoramic view from the top of “Trou Aux Cerfs”, a 700,000 year-old extinct volcano.
Quick stop in Curepipe’s town center to visit a ship model factory and enjoy a spot of shopping. Before lunch, head to Grand Bassin, a sacred lake for pilgrims of the Hindu community. Only a stone's throw from this mystical site are the Black River Gorges, Mauritius’ largest nature reserve.
Finally head to the village of Chamarel to discover the Seven Coloured Earths, an astounding and beautiful geological formation where the mounds are naturally different colours. Overnight stay in Mauritius.

12th Day: Mauritius
Breakfast at the hotel. Today is your last day in Mauritius! Choose to spend the day at your leisure, enjoying the beach or exploring the island independently. Alternatively, if you’re a nature-lover, we recommend taking part in an optional full-day catamaran cruise*, to admire Mauritius’ beautiful surroundings.
Or, if you want to soak up more of its culture, how about our optional Port-Louis excursion** to discover the capital city and thriving commercial center. Overnight stay in Mauritius.

Optional Activities
Full-day Catamaran Cruise to Île aux Cerfs ($): Cruise along the east coast while sipping on freshly-made drinks. Heading towards the waterfalls of the southeast to snorkel and swim! Spend the afternoon at Île aux Cerfs, and then cruise back to the jetty of Preskil Island Resort. Pure bliss!
Port-Louis Excursion ($): founded by the French Governor François Mahé de Labourdonnais in 1735. See historical monuments such as: The Robert Edward Hart Garden, Marie Reine de la Paix, St James Cathedral, Port-Louis theater among many others. Check out the buzzing central market and head to the Caudan Waterfront and find a wide selection of crafts and jewelry.

Please note: the optional Port-Louis excursion does not run on Sundays. Both optional excursions last all day. Please choose only one excursion.

13th Day: Mauritius - Night on board
Breakfast* at the hotel. It's time to bid farewell to the magical Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to the Canada. Night on board.
*Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

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