Bush and coastal cities!

South Africa

7 Days

4 Stars

Port Elizabeth to Durban via the Garden Route

Upon your arrival in Port Elizabeth, you’ll be taken to your home for next two days, from where you will explore beautiful Algoa Bay.

After a cruise on the Sunday’s River and a typical South African barbeque, you will be transported to the family-fun game lodge for your Big Five experience.

Back in Port Elizabeth, you will get to know the city a little better on a tour to experience the culture of the Eastern Cape.

Your tour will end in Durban with a visit to the wonderful marine world of uShaka, with its sea creatures and water park.



Day 1

Upon arrival at Port Elizabeth airport you will be met by your guide and transferred to the Boardwalk Hotel & Casino for a 2-night stay.  you will be treated to a light lunch on arrival.

Accommodation is at the Boardwalk Hotel and Spa, which includes breakfast.  Set overlooking the Indian Ocean in Port Elizabeth, the Boardwalk hotel, convention Centre and Spa provides an exciting accommodation venue combined with a host of activities and experiences.  Promising 24-hour entertainment, the hotel is themed in Victorian style, but boasts ultra-modern faciliiees and amenities.  With the only licensed casino in the Nelson Mandela Bay area as well as an on-site fitness centre and Africology Spa, there is plenty to keep guests entertained.

Dinner will be at Ginger Restaurant.

Includes:  Airport transfer, breakfast

Day 2

Set off on a morning boat cruise from Algoa Bay, exploring the beautiy of the ocean and its marine creatures.  Lunch will be served upon your return, before departing for Baywest Mall for some leisurely shopping time.  Enjoy a delicious Asian inspired dinner in the mall before returning to the Boardwalk Hotel and Spa for your overnight.

Day 3 

After breakfast, depart for the Sunday’s River for a river cruise followed by a South African braai style lunch.  Continue to the malaria-free Kariega Private Game Reserve for 2 nights.

Accommodation is at Kariega Main Lodge in a Chalet on a Full Board plus 2 Activites basis.  Kariega Game Reserve is a safari destination that is home the Big Five:  elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard and is malaria free.  It is family-owned and in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, along the celebrated Garden Route.  This African reserve is where you will experience close encounters with majestic beasts in 10 000 hectares.  The reserve is home to two rivers, the Kariega and Bushman’s, and in Africa where there is water, there is an abundance of life.  Kariega Main Lodge combines luxury living with the wilds of the landscape.

Includes:  All meals, morning and evening game drives/river cruises, guided bush walks and canoeing.

Day 4  

An early morning and afternoon game drive in the Kariega Private Game Reserve will bring you up close to African wildlife.  Between game drives, enjoy lunch and relaxation time with unparalleled bush vistas.

Day 5  

After an early morning game drive and breakfast, return to Port Elizabeth for a city tour following route 67 for a glimpse into the people and culture of the Eastern Cape.  Lunch will be served en-route.

Accommodation is at Boardwalk Hotel and Spa in a luxury twin/king room on a bed and breakfast basis.

Asian inspired dinner will be served this evening.

Includes:  Breakfast

Day 6

After breakfast, depart for Port Elizabeth airport for your onward flight to Durban’s King Shaka International Airport.  upon arrival your guide will take you to exciting uShaka Marine World for an afternoon of fun.  Lunch at leisure and own account at uShaka.

uShaka Marine World – combo Sea World & Wet ‘n Wild.  This combo tour includes a visit to both Sea World and Wet ‘n Wild.  Sea World is home to an array of marine creatures from the popular dolphins to smaller fish and the mighty predators of the ocean, the sharks.  Visitors can attend the shows, wander above or below ground to view the exhibits and if at the right time, watch the sharks being fed.  Wet ‘n Wild offers an array of exciting entertainment options and some of the most exhilarating slides and rides in the country.  These include fun slides and swimming pools, Africa’s highest slide and the adrenaline-producing Plunge freefall slide.

Accommodation is at Southern Sun Elangenin in a standard room on a bed and breakfast basis.  The Southern Sund Elangeni & Maharani is Tsogo Sun’s flagship hotel in Durban and has a reputation for being an icon.  The hotel stands in all of its modern glory along Durban’s Golden Mile and is near the golden sand beaches and the inviting waters of the Indian Ocean.  Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani is in the thriving pulse of Durban where the attractions are at your fingertips when you aren’t enjoying the luxuries of the hotel itself.  Three heated outdoor swimming pools, Mangwanani Spa and a choice of dining venues entice with the promise of pampering treatments, hours of leisure and exceptional cuisine.  Revel in endless ocean vistas from the comfort of your room and explore the sunny seaside city of Durban.

Includes:  Breakfast

Day 6  

After breakfast, depart for King Shaka International Airport for your onward travel arrangements.

Includes:  Breakfast, airport transfer


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