Botanical Wonders - 19 Day Coach Tour Package in South Africa
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All inclusive vacation - Botanical Wonders Tour Package of South Africa
All inclusive vacation - Botanical Wonders Tour Package of South Africa
Tour Package - Botanical Wonders of South Africa
Tour Package - Botanical Wonders of South Africa
Tour Package - Botanical Wonders of South Africa
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Do's and don'ts of flower watching!!

  • Best time for viewing is during the warmest period of the day (11:00 am - 15h00 pm)
  • Travel with the sun behind you, as the flowers turn their faces to the sun
  • Certain flowers will not open if it is overcast or cloudy
  • Do not trample plants unnecessarily
  • Do not disturb nature in any way, especially dune areas
  • Leave all gates as you find them
  • Use only ablution facilities provided
  • Absolutely no picking of flowers/bulbs/plants. It is illegal
  • Take adequate protection not only from the spring sun, but also from the zealous insects.
  • It is thus sensible to wear light , but long-sleeved and legged clothing.

 

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Botanical Wonders Coach Tour
of South Africa

A nineteen day tour of South Africa exploring the incredible botanical diversity of the sub-region. South Africa is the only country in the world to encompass an entire floral kingdom.

Cape Town and the Cape Floral Kingdom
The Clanwilliam region and the annual seasonal flower blooming of Namaqualand
The Garden Route and Tsitsikamma
The Karoo Region
The Sub-tropical East Coast
The Lowveld and Kruger Park
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18 Nights / 19 Days - Botanical Wonders Tour Itinerary

Day Schedule

Day 1 Arrive Cape Town - transfer to hotel. Overnight President hotel
Day 2 A pleasant and relaxed day tour of the Cape Town City Centre including Table Mountain, and the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
Day 3 Full day tour of the Cape Peninsular. This tour includes a boat trip in Hout Bay to see the seals, entry and "railway" at Cape Point, a visit to the penguins at Boulders Beach. Overnight in Cape Town.
Day 4 Tour via Somerset West to Betty's Bay, on to Grabouw. Return to Cape Town. Overnight
The highlights of these 3 days:
  • Table Mountain and its' unique fynbos flora
  • The Cape Peninsular and Cape Point and the opportunity to walk through some of the Natural areas
  • Somerset West / Betty's Bay - see some of the coastal fynbos
  • Kirstenbosch and the collection of indigenous plants
Day 5 The next three days focus on the unique Namaqualand Region:

Tour via Melkbosstrand to Clanwilliam. Overnight Clanwilliam

Day 6 A circular tour via the Vanrynspass back to Clanwilliam.
Day 7 Via Prince Alfred Hamlet to Worcester. Overnight Protea Hotel Cumberland
The highlights of these 3 days:
  • The Clanwilliam and Worcester areas fall in the Namaqualand Region - famous for the annual seasonal bloom of flowers. Literally unending fields of flowering daisies, mixed with a unique variety of "stone plants" and other succulents.
  • Explore three distinctive vegetation types, namely, Strandveld, Renosterveld and Sandveld.
Day 8 Via Montague, Barrydale, Calitzdorp to Oudtshoorn. Overnight The Thorntree - a four-star lodge on the outskirts of Oudtshoorn in the Little Karoo.
Day 9 An eay day touring the area. We visit the Cango caves as well as an ostrich farm. Late afternoon back to Oudtshoorn. Overnight The Thorntree.
Day 10 A circular tour though the Swartberge (Black Mountains). The tour drives through Meiringspoort, Prince Albert, over the Swartberg Pass and back to Oudtshoorn. Overnight The Thorntree
Day 11 A spectacular drive over the Outeniqua mountains to George. Onwards over the Kaaimans River Pass and Wilderness to the scenic Tsitsikamma National Park. A variety of walks can be done here, both along the coast and along the rocky cliffs. Overnight Tsitsikamma Village Inn.
The highlights of these 4 days:
  • Coastal flora changing to Alpine communities
  • The semi-desert area of the Karoo with its' unique flora
  • The Cape Fold Mountains and the fantastic geology
  • The Tsitsikamma Forest and the huge Podocarpus specimens
  • The transition zone between the Cape Fynbos and the Sub-tropical east coast flora
Day 12 A short drive to Port Elizabeth to the airport for the mid-morning flight to Durban. A short city tour in the afternoon and then on to Umhlanga to overnight.
Day 13 Visit Mlalazi Nature Reserve – back to umHlanga – overnight Protea Hotel
The highlights of these 2 days:
  • Transition from Dune Pioneer plants to Forested Dunes
  • Mangrove communities
  • Raffia Palms - the longest palm fronds of any species.
Day 14 Drop off Durban airport
Meet group in Jhb airport – visit Pretoria National botanical Gardens. Overnight Protea Capital Pretoria
Day 15 To White River area – overnight Pine Lake Inn
Day 16 Pilgrim’s Rest, Lone Creek Falls, God’s Window, Blyde River, overnight Blydepoort Aventura
Day 17 Over Abel Erasmus Pass, to Skukuza - overnight
Day 18 Full day safari in the Kruger National Park on open vehicles. Overnight in the park
The highlights of these 5 days:
  • Pretoria National Botanical Gardens
  • The Mpumalanga escarpment area varying from 1600m to 2000m above sea level
  • The active "Tufa" waterfall
  • The "Panorama Route" - waterfalls, views, vistas and beautiful nature
  • The Lowveld and the Kruger National Park
Day 19 Return to Johannesburg Airport for flights late afternoon / early evening.

Extras and Activities Included:
  • Table Mountain Cableway
  • Entry to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
  • Entry to Boulders Beach and the penguins
  • Entry and walk at Cape Point
  • Single ticket on "funicular" - Cape Point
  • Entry and visit to Tienie van Versveld Reserve
  • Visit and tour to Cango Caves
  • Visit and tour of Ostrich Farm
  • Entry to "Big Tree"
  • Entry to Tsitsikamma National Park
  • Entry to Mlalazi Nature Reserve
  • Entry to Pretoria National Botanical Garden
  • Lone Creek Falls
  • Entry to Bourke's Luck Potholes
  • Conservation and Entry fees to Kruger Park
  • 1x full day safari in Kruger Park
16 Nights Accommodation Included:
  • 4x nights Cape Town President Hotel BB
  • 2x nights Clanwilliam BB
  • 1x night Worcester BB
  • 3x nights Oudtshoorn BB
  • 1x night Tsitsikamma BB
  • 2x nights Umhlanga BB
  • 1x night Pretoria BB
  • 1x night Pine Lake Inn BB
  • 1x night Blydepoort BB
  • 2x nights Kruger National Park (Bed Only)
Flights Included:
  • Port Elizabeth - Durban
  • Durban - Johannesburg

Departures
  • September 2011 - to be announced
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