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South Africa 14 days “Book now – Pay later”

from R53.620

AffordableAfricaSafaris prepared 2 lovely “Book now, pay later” South Africa Trips. We prepared a 7 and a 14 days trip including guided safaris and car hire and all accomodations!

This is the information about the 14 days self drive safari to South Africa. Hightlights: Northern Drakensberg, Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park, Kosi Bay, Eswatini, White River, Kruger National Park and Johannesburg.

From ZAR 53.620 (app. $ 2.899,- or € 2.669,-) per person.

All about the South Africa 14 days “Book now – Pay later”.

Code: CAIL-SP14
Country: South Africa
Number of days: 14 Days
Accomodation: Hotels & Lodges
Start: Johannesburg
End: Johannesburg

From ZAR 53.620 (app. $ 2.899,- or € 2.669,-) per person.

Accomodations:

Three Tree Hill Lodge

Against the magnificent backdrop of the Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa, and overlooking the secluded Mfazimnyama Valley of the Spioenkop Game Reserve, lies Three Tree Hill Lodge (formerly known as Three Trees at Spioenkop). This Fair Trade certified lodge, places great emphasis on Sustainable Responsible Tourism and offers spectacular scenery, locally grown farm-style country food with superb hospitality.

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Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge

Established to protect the previously endangered white rhino, now numbering over 1000 in the park, Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Reserve is a triumph of conservation efforts. Celebrate this legacy in exclusive luxury at Rhino Ridge Safari Lodge – the only private lodge in the reserve – offering exceptional safari experiences in the heart of Big 5 territory. 18 well appointed, air-conditioned rooms nestle on a ridge, each with their own private deck giving expansive and uninterrupted views of the reserve. The lodge, built in 2015,  is designed in a contemporary style with overtones of organic forms utilising natural finishes and materials.

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Kosi Forest Lodge

Kosi Forest Lodge is an intimate rustic 3 star lodge situated under a canopy of magnificent trees within a tranquil sand forest alongside the Kosi Lakes System, an unspoilt wilderness area that is part of the iSimangaliso World Heritage Park.  This 20 bed lodge offers comfortable accommodation in wooden, canvas & thatch cabins, great home cooking and caters for a host of estuarine, beach and wilderness activities.

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Forrester Arms Hotel

Set in stunning mountain countryside, Foresters Arms Hotel is a short, scenic drive from the capital, Mbabane, the perfect base for exploring all the attractions of this majestic Kingdom. Dating from colonial times, this country hotel is a traditional haven of comfort and a place of great character and charm.

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Oliver’s Restaurant & Lodge

Situated just outside White River in Mpumalanga, Oliver’s is an owner-managed boutique hotel located on the secure White River Country Estate.

Overlooking the first green of the 18-hole championship White River Golf Course, our ‘home away from home’ environment allows guests to experience the marriage between Austrian flair and subtle African influences.

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Rhino Post Safari Lodge

Rhino Post Safari Lodge and Plains Camp have been offering a chic alternative to the traditional park visit, with exciting extra options thrown in. We have been nominated for and received awards, and developed a following of regular guests and friends that we look forward to seeing at least once a year.  Some guests on their first visit are surprised by the ways in which we differ from both the standard Kruger Park experience and the trendy private lodge experience.

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Safariclub South Africa

Born out of a desire to offer guests a true safari feel throughout their entire African trip, we created the ultimate bespoke overnight accommodation only 5 minutes from OR Tambo airport. 100% privately owned and managed, The Safari Club is one the best loved airport stays in Johannesburg.

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Car Hire:
    Toyota Corolla Quest, automatic or similar
    14 day car hire, contract fee, super cover insurance, unlimited mileage, vehicle assist, tyre & windscreen waiver
  • Three Tree Hill:
    Three meals per day – lunch on arrival OR departure
    (Lunch is served between 13h00 and 14h30)
    Afternoon tea/coffees
    WiFi (ONLY available in the library)
  • Rhino Ridge:
    Rhino Ridge rates are fully inclusive of accommodation, meals, teas & coffees and game drives. Each guest is entitled to 1 of the following on an evening game drive, glass of wine, local spirits, local beer, cider or soft drink.
  • Kosi Forest Lodge:
    Kosi rates are inclusive of accommodation, meals, teas & coffees, guided canoe trip and guided walk in Raffia Forest.
  • Rhino Post Safari Lodge:
    Accommodation; meals (brunch, high tea & dinner); teas & coffees & 2 game drives per day (6 years and older). Each guest will receive a complimentary glass of wine, local beer, cider or soft drink on the evening game drive.
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Three Tree Hill:
    All beverages
    All guided activities
    Mountain bike hire
    Laundry
    Shop purchases
    Community & Conservation Levy
  • Rhino Ridge:
    Drinks and park fees are excluded. Bush walks available at additional cost.
  • Rhino Post Safari Lodge:
    Transfers; park fees; all drinks except on the evening game drive (as described above); laundry; optional gratuities & items of a personal nature. A night at the sleepout decks is available from Rhino Post as an optional activity. There is no cost for a group of 4 or more. For 3 or less guests a surcharge will be levied. (Refer to Extras). Prior arrangement required and subject to availability.
  1. Days 1 - 2 Northern Drakensberg

    On arrival at OR Tambo International Airport, you will be met and assisted to your rental car. You will then drive to the Three Hills Lodge at the Northern Drakensberg.

    Situated in northeastern South Africa, the Northern Drakensberg rises up to 3000 metres in height creating spectacularly scenic views from every direction. Featuring cascading waterfalls, sandstone caves and countless San rock art paintings, the Northern Drakensberg is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which also boasts a network of scenic hiking trails. Falling within the Royal Natal National Park, the ‘Amphitheatre’, comprised of over 5 kilometres of sheer cliff, is regarded as one of the most impressive cliff faces on earth with the Tugela Falls, the world’s second tallest falls, plunging almost a kilometre from its clifftops. Nature lovers will delight in this unspoilt landscape and enjoy a wide variety of outdoor adventures.

    Overnight at the Three Hill Lodge
    Against the magnificent backdrop of the Drakensberg Mountains of South Africa, and overlooking the secluded Mfazimnyama Valley of the Spioenkop Game Reserve, lies Three Tree Hill Lodge (formerly known as Three Trees at Spioenkop). This Fair Trade certified lodge, places great emphasis on Sustainable Responsible Tourism and offers spectacular scenery, locally grown farm-style country food with superb hospitality. It is the ideal environment in which to unwind and be rejuvenated. This intimate, luxury 20 bedded lodge is owner-managed by Simon & Cheryl Blackburn whose passion and enthusiasm for Africa’s wildlife, history and culture is immediately evident when you visit. You are welcomed into their home, and invited to experience the warm hospitality, and relaxed atmosphere in their four star family-run lodge.

    Double Cottage:
    These 40sqm stand-alone cottages are clad in corrugated iron exterior & wood paneling interior. They have been elegantly designed to transport you back in time, although are all equipped with modern conveniences such as heated towel rails, overhead fans and panel room heaters. 100% cotton percale linen with hand-embroidery, cotton blankets, duck down duvets & pillows add to your comfort.

    A private verandah is attached to each room. Beds can be extra length three-quarter or king size on request. Rooms accessed by fairly steep pathway to main lodge facility.

    Half Board – Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

    • Three meals per day –  lunch on arrival OR departure (Lunch is served between 13h00 and 14h30)
    • Afternoon tea/coffees
  2. Days 3 - 4 The Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park

    The Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park is the jewel in the crown of the KwaZulu Natal game reserves. Proclaimed in 1895, it is also the oldest game reserve in Africa. Initially two separate reserves, they were joined to create a single 94 000 hectare reserve which is home to one-fifth of the world’s black and white rhino population. It was here that the internationally acclaimed Operation Rhino started in the 1960s, successfully capturing and relocating white rhino to havens within South Africa and abroad. The Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park was the first reserve to introduce walking safaris and its Wilderness Trails are internationally renowned. Visitors can also look forward to visiting a traditional Zulu village, enjoying a horse riding safari, and spotting the world renowned Big Five as well as a wide variety of bird species.

    Overnight at the Rhino Safari Lodge – the only private lodge in the reserve – offering exceptional safari experiences in the heart of Big 5 territory. 18 well appointed, air-conditioned rooms nestle on a ridge, each with their own private deck giving expansive and uninterrupted views of the reserve. The lodge, built in 2015,  is designed in a contemporary style with overtones of organic forms utilising natural finishes and materials.

    Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities Tea and Coffee Included

  3. Days 5 - 6 Kosi Bay

    Situated just north of Durban along South Africa’s scenic coast, Kosi Bay lies only two kilometres from the Mozambique border. It encompasses a pristine lake system consisting of a series of four lakes that form part of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park and eventually drain via a sandy estuary into the Indian Ocean. Beachgoers can enjoy a calm, quiet beach and a river mouth with exceptionally clear water home to an abundance of fish species. Other fauna in the area include duikers, hippopotamuses, crocodiles, bull sharks, loggerhead and leatherback sea turtles – which lay their eggs on the beach – and a diverse bird life. An interesting fact about Kosi Bay is that it is home to the Kosi Palm, which has the l argest leaf of any plant in the floral kingdom.

    Overnight at the Kosi Forest Lodge in a double or twin room.

    Half Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Guided canoe trip and guided walk in Raffia Forest,Tea and Coffee Included

  4. Days 7 - 8 Eswatini

    Officially known as the ‘Kingdom of eSwatini’ and still referred to as Swaziland, this tiny landlocked nation boasts a rich historical and cultural heritage and is Africa’s last remaining absolute monarchy. Swaziland encompasses a diverse array of ecosystems featuring towering mountains and low-lying savannah, tangled rainforests and lush river valleys. Highlights of this laid-back land include the mesmerizingly beautiful ‘Valley of Heaven’, the handicraft haven of the Malkerns Valley and the Hlane Royal National Park, famed for its white rhinos, antelopes and lions. Visitors can look forward to excellent wildlife watching, rafting, mountain biking, and hiking along a network of scenic trails which traverse spectacular mountainous landscapes.

    Overnight at the Foresters Arms Hotel

    Set in stunning mountain countryside, Foresters Arms Hotel is a short, scenic drive from the capital, Mbabane, the perfect base for exploring all the attractions of this majestic Kingdom. Dating from colonial times, this country hotel is a traditional haven of comfort and a place of great character and charm.

    Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

  5. Day 9 White River

    Situated just north of Mbombela in Mpumalanga, South Africa, White River is a quiet, peaceful town made up of a large farming community, with agriculture centred on the production of tropical fruits, vegetables, flowers and timber. Three irrigations dams, forests, a botanical garden, a plant nursery and distinctive rock formations enhance the natural splendour of the area. Visitors can stroll around town and check out White River’s early lowveld architecture, visit the reptile park, view local works at an art studio, sample locally-produced wines at a winery, or shop for some beautiful handmade furniture, antiques and crafts. Other highlights include: the Lowveld National Botanical Garden, Rottcher Wineries, the White River History and Motor Museum, the Born Biking Indoor Skate Park and the Bagdad Farmers market.

    Overnigt at Oliver’s Restaurant & Lodge in a luxury room on a Bed and Breakfast basis.

    Situated just outside White River in Mpumalanga, Oliver’s is an owner-managed boutique hotel located on the secure White River Country Estate.

    Overlooking the first green of the 18-hole championship White River Golf Course, our ‘home away from home’ environment allows guests to experience the marriage between Austrian flair and subtle African influences.

  6. Days 10 - 12 Kruger National Park

    Stretching over more than two million hectares, the Kruger National Park is one of the world’s largest game reserves and a truly remarkable destination. Owing to its exceptional size, visitors are able to experience fantastic diversity – from changing scenery and ecosystems to an impressive array of animals, plant life and birdlife. The park is home to over 130 mammals and over 500 bird species. Visitors can look forward to learning about the area’s prehistoric past, enjoying a host of accommodation options, and viewing abundant wildlife including the famed Big Five. The diversity sheer density of wildlife makes Kruger National Park an unforgettable and potentially life-changing experience.

    Overnight at the Rhino Post Safari Lodge.
    Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities Tea and Coffee Included

    Rhino Post Safari Lodge and Plains Camp have been offering a chic alternative to the traditional park visit, with exciting extra options thrown in. We have been nominated for and received awards, and developed a following of regular guests and friends that we look forward to seeing at least once a year.  Some guests on their first visit are surprised by the ways in which we differ from both the standard Kruger Park experience and the trendy private lodge experience.

     

  7. Day 13 Johannesburg

    Johannesburg is one of Africa’s biggest and most vibrant cities. It is the economic capital of Africa and the gateway to Southern Africa. Although not as famous as other South African destinations, there is plenty to do in Johannesburg and nearby Pretoria. The old city is a multi-cultural mixture of traditional medicine shops, Chinese restaurants, taxi ranks and ultra-modern skyscrapers. There are excellent museums, art galleries and organised tours of historical and political interest. The shopping is Southern Africa’s best and the many restaurants cater for all tastes. The nearby township of Soweto is Johannesburg’s most popular tourist attraction.

    Overnigt at the Safari Club South Africa in a safari suite on a dinner, Bed and Breakfast basis.
    Born out of a desire to offer guests a true safari feel throughout their entire African trip, we created the ultimate bespoke overnight accommodation only 5 minutes from OR Tambo airport. 100% privately owned and managed, The Safari Club is one the best loved airport stays in Johannesburg.
  8. Day 14 Last Day

    This morning following a final morning breakfast, you will depart Johannesburg.

    This affordable Africa holiday reached the end.

    All good things come to an end but I am sure you will remember this trip for a long time.

johannesburg
Kosi bay
northern drakensberg
white river