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South Africa Adventure

South Africa
12 days
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Trip overview

From spotting the Big Five on the savanna to summiting the heights of Table Mountain, there are so many reasons to travel to South Africa. That’s why we’ve created South Africa Adventure, a 12 day trip that will have you immersed in indigenous Zulu communities, spotting herds of elephants and prides of lions on a once-in-a-lifetime safari, exploring dazzling cities, cruising around Cape Peninsula, and so much more. With an experienced group leader from the moment you land, an instant crew of mates and help with all your onward travel, get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!



11 Breakfast, 5 Dinner

What's Included

  • 11 nights accommodation
  • bike tour of Soweto
  • Apartheid Museum entrance
  • Jo-hannesburg pub crawl
  • drive the Panorama Route
  • half day open vehicle game drive of Kruger National Park
  • sunset game drive in Hlane National Park
  • local village Swa-zi cultural experience
  • historic walk of Cape Town
  • cocktail at Cafe Neo
  • return Ta-ble Mountain ticket
  • full day peninsula tour including entrance to Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
  • seal island boat cruise
  • Boulders beach penguins
  • private transport throughout plus an internal flights, meals as indicated, experienced group leader and local guides, onward travel help & planning, 24/7 support after the trip finishes.

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Trip itinerary

Day 1

Arrive and meet the group Welcome to South Africa! Once you arrive in Johannesburg we’ll take you to our hostel. You’ll have plenty of time to recover from your flight before meeting everyone in your group.

Day 2

Explore Johannesburg First up today we’re learning about the history of Soweto township on a bicycle tour. The Apartheid Museum will give us more context about South Africa’s past, then we’ll have a free afternoon to explore the sites of JoBurg before a local pub crawl. (B)

Day 3

Travel to Hazyview & the Panorama Route Today we leave JoBurg to head into the depths of Africa. We’ll stop for breakfast in Dullstroom, then drive the renowned Panorama Route to see some of Africa’s most stunning landscapes. (B)

Day 4

Kruger National Park We’re off to Kruger National Park, crossing our fingers for our first sightings of exotic wildlife on our drive. Tonight at our pre-erected campsite we’ll assist the cooks in making a traditional South African BBQ dinner, the perfect feast before tomorrow’s safari. (B, D)

Day 5

Open Vehicle Game Drive Today is a trip highlight - a once in a lifetime open vehicle game drive through Kruger National Park! We’ll look out for herds of mighty elephants, rhinos, buffalos, prides of lions and lurking leopards, and our experienced guides will ensure we have the best possible experience. To-night we’ll enjoy another BBQ by the fire underneath starry skies. (B, D)

Day 6

Travel to Eswatini This morning we’ll cross the border to Eswatini, a small landlocked nation that hosts Hlane Roy-al National Park. This evening is another chance to spot your favourite animals on a sunset game drive through the grasslands, then tonight we’ll be treated to a show from rangers performing their traditional style of Swazi singing and dancing. (B)

Day 7

Zulu Community Stay Re-entering South Africa, we’ll head south towards Pongolapoort Nature Reserve, passing more breathtaking landscapes. After checking in to our traditional camp, we’ll visit a local village to learn about the traditional way of life here. Tonight we’ll share stories around the campfire and polish off another day of exploring with a delicious Zulu meal. (B, D)

Day 8

Explore Durban Today we’ll head to the coastal city of Durban. This afternoon opt to hit the beach, check out the region’s wine scene, face your fears on a skydive, browse out the markets, go surfing or dolphin spotting. Tonight we’ll learn how to make Bunny Chow, an authentic South African fast food. Think a loaf of bread filled curry… it’s something you have to try! (B, D)

Day 9

Table Mountain This morning’s an early start as we’re off to catch our short flight Cape Town, a scenic city fea-turing world-class beaches, amazing architecture, pumping nightlife, and so much more. Later we’ll summit Table Mountain to witness an epic sunset over the city, then tonight we’ll check out the V&A Waterfront to wander, shop, pop in to a brewery and take in the view. (B)

Day 10

Discover Cape Town Today we head off on a walking tour of Bo-Kaap, an area known for it’s colourful houses and Cape Malay culture. The tour will continue with a drive past the Houses of Parliament, the City Hall, Slave Lodge, District 6 Museum, Slave Lodge, The Castle, and Cape Town Stadium. This af-ternoon we’ll stroll Sea Point Promenade and finish the day with a cocktail in hand as we watch the sun set. (B)

Day 11

Cape Peninsula Gear up for a day of adventure as we explore the dramatic beaches and cliffs of Cape Peninsula. We’ll go on a cruise to get up close and personal with wild fur seals, stop for photos at the im-pressive Chapman’s Peak, then explore the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and hang out with a colony of wild African Penguins on Boulders Beach. Tonight we’re out for our farewell dinner, finishing our adventure with a few drinks and a dance in Cape Town’s party streets. (B, D)

Day 12

Check Out & Onward Travel Your amazing 12 day adventure comes to an end. You can either check out and make your way back home, extend your stay in Cape Town, or continue your travels in Africa. We’ll be on hand to help you with any onward travel! (B)

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Yes you can! Simply tell your Trip Coordinator after booking that your friend is also going and they can link your profiles. For most of our trips we should be able to have you and your friends placed together or nearby. Meaning that you can live, work, play & travel together! But wait there's more! Not only can you travel the world with your besties at your side, you can also earn some extra cash towards your own trip just by referring your friends to Global Work & Travel. You can learn more about the great referral rewards program inside your gWorld account once you join. And for those who decide to go-it-solo, we’ve made it easier to meet other Global Travellers in the same region as you. Just like any other social platform, you’ll be able to interact, share, chat and meet with some really cool people who are doing trips just like you!

Can I bring my pet along?

At Global Work & Travel, we share a deep love for animals and fully understand the special bond you have with your pet. We recognise the challenges of embarking on a trip without them. Due to travel restrictions, requirements, and limited pet-friendly accommodations among our host organisations, we regretfully cannot facilitate their inclusion in the journey. However, many of our customers choose to entrust their pets to a family member or friend, embark on their adventure, and return home to wagging tails and furry cuddles.

What happens if I need to cancel my trip?

We know that life can get in the way of travel, so all our trips come with a great deal of flexibility. In most cases, if you cannot travel on your selected date, you can place your trip on hold to deal with whatever is holding you back, and continue in the future without incurring any penalty. You may also have the option of transferring to an entirely different trip and destination as well, or even transferring your trip to a friend or family member. In the event that you need to outright cancel your trip, if you give us 84* days notice you can do so with only a 50% cancellation fee. Your refund of the balance will come in the form of a Store Credit which you can put toward any other trip that we offer, including tours through third-party providers, as well as holidays through, and is valid for 2 years from date of issue. As international travel can be complex, your options are based on the progress of your trip organisation and our support team can assist you in finding the best solution for your needs.

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