If you want to try and take in most of South Africa in a 2 week holiday, on an affordable budget, the 14 nights wonder of South Africa is for you. From Safari in the north east of the country to Cape Town on the south west corner, via Kwa Zulu Natal, the exquisite Garden Route, and the Cape Winelands this trip offers a packed and exciting itinerary, staying in fantastic 4 and 5 star guest houses.
Komati Tented Camp Girraffe
Day 1:On arrival at ORT International Airport (Johannesburg) you will connect onto a flight to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport where on arrival you will collect your Avis rental car and drive to Jatinga Country House 5 star, situated on the outskirts of the picturesque town of White River, only a mere 4 ½ km from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport. The lodge is also within easy driving distance to the many scenic attractions of the Panorama Route, including the Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the historical mining town of Pilgrim’s Rest. (BB)
Day 2: Jatinga Country House 5 star
Day 3: Depart Jatinga Country House 5 star and drive to Komati Tented Lodge 5 star situated near Barbarton in the Nkomazi Game Reserve for 2 nights. (FB)
Day 5: Depart Nkomazi Game Reserve and drive south to the Kingdom of Swaziland to the Forresters Arms 4 star for 1 night. The Forresters Arms 4 star is situated near Mbabane, the capital of the Kingdom of Swaziland. (DBB)
Day 6: Depart Kingdom of Swaziland and drive to the Kwazulu Natal Battlefield area of Rorke’s Drift, and spend 2 nights at Fugitives Drift 5 star. The Zulu War of 1879 is famous throughout the English-speaking world for the great battles of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift. The spectacular Fugitives’ Drift property, a 5000 acre Natural Heritage Site, overlooks both Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift.
Day 7: Fugitives Drift 5 star Rorke’s Drift Kwa Zulu
Day 8: Depart Fugitives Drift 5 star and head for the coast of Kwazulu Natal and Umhlanga Rocks where you will be staying for 2 nights at Anchor’s Rest Guest House 4 star. Anchor’s Rest Guest House offers upmarket guest suites and is just a short walk to the golden beaches of Umhlanga Rocks (BB)
Day 9: Anchor’s Rest Guest House 4 star Umhlanga Rocks.
Komati Tented Chalet deck
Jatinga House Garden
Day 10: Drive from Umhlanga Rocks to King Shaka International Airport (Durban) where you will drop off your Avis rental car and fly to Port Elizabeth Airport. On arrival in Port Elizabeth you will collect your Avis rental car and drive 3 hours to Knysna where you will spend 2 nights at Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest Lodge 4 star (BB) on the Knysna Lagoon, Garden Route
Day 11: Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest Lodge 4 star
Day 12: Depart Knysna and drive south on the N2 to the winelands town of Franschhoek where you will overnight at La Petite Ferme Guests Suites, Restaurant and Winery 4 star for 1 night. La Petite Ferme Guest Suites, Restaurant & Winery 4 star has an award-winning restaurant and boutique Winery. The accommodation at La Petite Ferme is set amongst vineyards on a working wine farm boasting magnificent views over the Franschhoek Valley. (BB)
Day 13: Depart Franschhoek and drive to Cape Town where you will stay at the Winchester Mansions 4 star for 2 nights. Winchester Mansions 4 star is situated at the famous Sea Point Promenade facing the Atlantic coastline, only minutes from the V&A Waterfront to which guests are offered a complimentary shuttle service. (BB)
Day 14: Winchester Mansions 4 star Sea Point Cape Town
Day 15: Depart Winchester Mansions 4 star for Cape Town International Airport where you will return your Avis rental car and fly back home.
Elephant hide bedroom
Winchester Mansions exterior
Winchester Mansions dining
Domestic flights from ORT International (Johannesburg) to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport
Avis Car rental from Day 2 to Day 14
2 nights – Jatinga Country House 5* including accommodation and breakfast
2 nights – Komati Tented Camp, Nkomazi Game Reserve 5* – luxury tented accommodation, all meals, high tea, two game drives for every night booked, fly fishing for yellow fish, mountain biking, nature walks and tracking, selected beverages (not premium brands), return transfers between welcome lounge and lodge
1 night – Forrester’s Arm’s 4*, Mbabane, Kingdom of Swaziland including breakfast and dinner
2 nights – Fugitives Drift 5*, Rorke’s Drift – including accommodation, 3 meals daily, teas/coffees and 1 x Battlefields Tour per person
2 nights – Anchor’s Rest 4*, Umhlanga Rocks – including accommodation and breakfast
2 nights – Elephant Hide of Knysna Guest Lodge 4* including accommodation and breakfast
1 night – La Petite Ferme, Franschhoek – including accommodation and breakfast
2 nights – Winchester Mansions 4*, Sea Point, Cape Town – including accommodation and breakfast