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13 day Good Hope Adventure, Johannesburg to Cape Town

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A 13-day journey offering an amazing and comprehensive view of South Africa, incorporating virtually every internationally regarded ‘must see’ sight and highlight.

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Day 2 - Panorama Route

The world-renowned Panorama Route is situated in the province of Mpumalanga, which means “Land of the Rising Sun”. It is a province of extraordinary natural beauty.

Inclusive Options

1. Panorama Route

Guests visit the village of Pilgrim’s Rest, a living museum and National Monument. The discovery of gold in the area in 1873 attracted 1500 prospectors and today, many of the restored miners’ houses serve as shops. Further along the escarpment one finds the great Blyde River Canyon, a gorge 26 km long and 800 m deep, carved from the face of the escarpment.

The Three Rondavels present an unforgettable view of three huge rock spirals rising out of the far wall of the canyon, looking like African huts. Bourke’s Luck Potholes are strange deep cylindrical cavities formed by river erosion and floodwater. From the vantage point of God’s Window guests cab gaze across sweeps of the Lowveld, where subtle fragrances of the lower region rise to merge with the crisp winds of the Highveld. (Full day. Distance travelled: 370 km)

2. Kruger National Park

The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience second to none. Its 2 million hectares are unrivalled in their diversity of life forms and the park is a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques.

The park is home to an impressive number of species, including 336 species of trees, 49 species of fish, 34 species of amphibians, 114 species of reptiles, 507 species of birds and 147 species of mammals, including the Big Five. Game drives will be conducted in the Shongololo buses.

(Full day. Departure time depends on the season, as gates open and close with sunrise and sunset. Distance travelled: 220 km)

Optional Extras

1. Open Vehicle Safari

Game drives are conducted in open safari vehicles, specifically designed to ensure safety as well as optimum game viewing. Guides have intimate knowledge of the fauna and flora. Lunch (guests’ own account) will be at one of the camps in the park. Game viewing continues for the remainder of the afternoon.

2. Protea Kruger Gate Lodge

You will be taken by your Shongololo guide to the lodge which is situated on the boundary of the Kruger National Park on the banks of the Sabie River. Check in and relax. Your guide will meet you and take you on an open vehicle game drive, returning at sunset, just before the gates close.

This package includes an afternoon game drive, dinner and overnight at The Lodge, an early morning game drive followed by breakfast. After breakfast, check out and continue on your game drive through the Kruger National Park, rejoining the train at approximately 16h30.

(Bookings subject to availability)

3. Private Game Reserve

You will join the rest of the group for a morning game drive (in air-conditioned vehicle) through the south of the Kruger National Park. Late morning (at around 11h00) you will be transferred to the luxury lodge, situated in a private game reserve, where a lunch will await you. After a siesta, followed by coffee and cake, you will depart on a sunset safari, in search of the Big Five.

Encounters with all spheres of the eco-system, from the smallest insect to the mighty African elephant, are possible. After sundowner drinks in the bush you will return to the lodge, where a delightful dinner awaits you. Early the next morning (just before sunrise) you will be woken to depart on an open vehicle game drive to experience the African fauna at its most active. A mouth-watering breakfast will round off your experience, after which you will be taken back to the train.

(Bookings subject to availability).

4. Mountain Lodge

Guests will be transferred to the mountain lodge in the late morning by the Shongololo Express guides. This area is well known for the rhino, elephant, leopard and buffalo that populate the area. This package also includes an afternoon game drive, dinner and an overnight at the lodge, an early morning game drive followed by breakfast. After breakfast, check out and continue on your drive through the Kruger National Park, rejoining the train and the rest of the group.

Guests return to the train in Nelspruit and in the evening the train moves to Kaapmuiden to overnight.

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Page: 2 Day 2 - Panorama Route

The world-renowned Panorama Route is situated in the province of Mpumalanga, which means “Land of the Rising Sun”. It is a province of extraordinary natural beauty. Inclusive Options 1. Panorama Route Guests visit the villag ...

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Page: 3 Day 3 - Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience second to none. Its 2 million hectares are unrivalled in their diversity of life forms and the park is a world leader in advanced environmental manageme ...

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Page: 4 Day 4 - Swaziland

The tiny Kingdom of Swaziland covers only 17 000 square kilometres, making it the second smallest country in Africa. Inclusive Option 1. Swaziland NB: YOU WILL NEED YOUR PASSPORT FOR TODAY’S TOUR. This tour through S ...

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Page: 5 Day 6 - Zululand

Inclusive Option Zulu Cultural Experience and iSimangaliso Wetland Park - St Lucia In the morning guests will enjoy a guided tour of a Zulu cultural village. After the tour, guests will depart to visit the St Lucia Wetlands, a World ...

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Page: 7 Day 8 - Midlands / Southern Drakensberg

Guests now head towards the eastern jagged peaks of the Drakensberg mountain range, following waterways as they drop and cascade down mountain clefts, through hidden valleys and the tumbling luscious hills that extend through the Midlands. Inc ...

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Page: 9 Day 9 – Bloemfontein and Kimberly

Bloemfontein is the seat of the South African judicial system. At the end of the 19th century it was also the capital of the old Boer republic of the Orange Free State. Kimberley is the capital city of the Northern Cape Province, well known for its Big ...

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Page: Page: 11 Day 11 and 12 - Cape Town

(Please Note: All the activities below will be covered over Days 11 & 12, but as some are weather dependent, their order may vary.) Cape Town is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world with Table Mountain dominating its skyline ...

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Page: 12 Day 13 - Transfer Day

If guests are transferring to an hotel, this will be arranged for them during the morning. If guests are flying from Cape Town International Airport on afternoon flights, a shuttle service into the city will be available to do extra shopping or to take ...

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