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Born Free Safaris and Tours
Safaris, Tours and Travel to Africa for 35 Years
Series: Value
Location: South Africa, Swaziland
Length: 14 Days
Accommodation Comfort: Simple Pleasures
Priced From: $3242.00





 
 
ACCOMMODATIONS:
Protea Hotel Wanderers
The Royal Hotel
Perry's Bridge Hollow
Lugogo Sun Hotel
Elephant Lake Hotel
Royal Palm Hotel
Knysna Hollow Hotel
Oudtshoorn Inn
Protea Hotel President

AREAS VISITED:
SOUTH AFRICA
Johannesburg
Pretoria
Mpumalanga
Kruger National Park
The Kingdom of Swaziland
The Kingdom of Zululand
Durban
Port Elizabeth
Knysna
Oudtshoorn
Cape Town
Cape Peninsula
Cape Winelands




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SOUTHERN AFRICA: 1000 HORIZONS

Travel from the “City of Gold” through Kruger National Park and the majestic Garden Route to beautiful Cape Town. 1000 Horizons truly gives you an overview of South Africa!

Overview

One of the Born Free value trips, 1000 Horizons travels through the heartland of Southern Africa. This is a land of contrasts: it is beautiful, unexpected, and rich in history and wildlife. From the excitement of a safari in the bush to the beauty of the majestic coast to the sophistication of Cape Town and the wine country, this trip is unsurpassed in variety of experiences!



Sophisticated Sandton, the “City of Gold”

Thrilling open-vehicle safari in Kruger National Park

The kingdoms of Zululand & Swaziland

Meander along the Garden Route

Experience Cape Town and Winelands

Excellent value


Day 01: Johannesburg, South Africa
Day 02: Pretoria / Mpumalanga
Day 03: Kruger National Park
Day 04: Kruger National Park
Day 05: The Kingdom of Swaziland
Day 06: The Kingdom of Zululand
Day 07: Durban
Day 08: Garden Route / Port Elizabeth / Knysna
Day 09: Knysna
Day 10: Oudtshoorn
Day 11: Cape Town
Day 12: Cape Peninsula
Day 13: Cape Winelands
Day 14: Your Journey Onwards

Full Itinerary


 
 

South Africa

DAY 1 Johannesburg

Upon arrival into Johannesburg, South Africa, you will be met and escorted to your hotel. Tonight you can relax, reorganize and get ready for a thousand new horizons!

Protea Hotel Wanderers or similar

DAY 2 Petoria And Mpumalanga

Meet your tour guide and fellow travelers, board our deluxe tour vehicle and head to Pretoria. Take a short orientation tour of South Africa’s capital city before continuing on through the beautiful countryside to Mpumalanga. The route drops several hundred feet into the lush subtropical Lowveld region, and passes through many historic towns.

The Royal Hotel or similar (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 3 Kruger National Park

This morning awake to the glory that is God’s Window, a boundless view of forested mountains and fertile plains. Then head to spectacular Blyde River Canyon, one of the natural wonders of Africa. Continue on to Hazyview and the Perry’s Bridge Hollow Lodge, a fun property with an incredible handicraft shop and on-site brewery!

Perry’s Bridge Hollow or similar (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 4 Kruger National Park

After breakfast, meet the safari guide and board the open safari vehicle to search for the ‘Big Five’ (lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard) in Kruger National Park. This internationally renowned game park is home to an unsurpassed variety of African animal, plant, bird and insect life. It is a truly an enchanting place. The most frequently seen mammals are impala, zebra, giraffe and elephant.

Perry’s Bridge Hollow or similar (Breakfast)

DAY 5 The Kingdom Of Swaziland

Enjoy an enchanting drive to the tiny Kingdom of Swaziland, a former British Protection Territory, now ruled by King MsWati III. Take in a Swazi cultural experience before visiting the famous Ngwenya Glass Factory to see master craftsmen fashion collectible figures and functional art out of molten glass. We continue through the capital city, Mbabane, known for its vibrant markets packed with woven baskets, beadwork and carvings. Spend the night in the beautiful Ezulwini Valley.

Lugogo Sun Hotel or similar (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 6 The Kingdom Of Zululand

Spend the morning at one of the most interesting sites in the area – the Swazi Candle Factory, teeming with exquisite wax artworks in every shape and color imaginable. It’s not your ordinary candle factory! Then head on into Zululand, a magical area where you will pass traditional villages and endless vistas. Arrive mid-afternoon at the town of St. Lucia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to hippo, crocodile and no less than 367 bird species.

Elephant Lake Hotel or similar (Breakfast)

ADVENTURE OPTION
Game Drive in
Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park

DAY 7 Durban

Explore Lake St. Lucia on a cruise before departing for Durban. The road hugs the lush KwaZulu-Natal coastline en route to Durban, and the sugar cane fields wave in the wind. Arrive at midday and the remainder of the afternoon is at leisure to explore Durban.

Royal Palm or similar (Breakfast)

DAY 8 Port Elizabeth / Knysna

Morning at leisure in Durban before a mid-morning flight to Port Elizabeth (not included). Upon arrival, meet our coastal guide, board the vehicle and head south through the glorious, indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest. Overnight in Knysna, perhaps South Africa’s most visually stunning resort, located in the heart of the famous Garden Route.

Knysna Hollow Hotel or similar (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 9 Knysna

Cruise on the vast Knysna Lagoon and visit the Featherbed Nature Reserve. Enjoy an amazing view of the imposing sandstone ‘Heads’ which guard the sea entrance to Knysna’s huge tidal lagoon, and the forests, marshes and pristine beaches beyond. After lunch there is time for you to walk through the lovely town, visit the art galleries and handicraft shops, or just sit a café relaxing and sipping coffee or tea.

Knysna Hollow Hotel or similar (Breakfast, Lunch)

DAY 10 Oudtshoorn

Drive through spectacular Outeniqua Pass en route to Oudtshoorn, the ‘feather capital of the world’, so named because it’s the center of South Africa’s ostrich industry. After lunch, learn more about these hardy, enigmatic creatures during a tour of an ostrich farm. Then head underground for a fascinating tour of the Cango Caves, one of South Africa’s most incredible natural wonders.

Oudtshoorn Inn or similar (Breakfast, Lunch)

DAY 11 Cape Town

A day of travel through the rugged coastal road to Cape Town. During the whale season, travel through the seaside village of Hermanus in the hopes of catching a glimpse of the southern right whales, which frolic offshore (July to November only). Out of season we will return to Cape Town along ‘Route 62′, South Africa’s version of America’s ‘Route 66′.

Protea Hotel President or similar (Breakfast)

DAY 12 Cape Peninsula

Spend a full day touring of the beautiful Cape Peninsula via the Atlantic seaboard. Stop at the fishing village of Hout Bay, where you can opt to take a cruise to Seal Island to watch the antics of these natural performers. Continue to the Cape Point Nature Reserve before stopping off to see the lovable penguins at Boulders Beach. Drive through the quaint naval village of Simon’s Town on the way back to Cape Town.

Protea Hotel President or similar (Breakfast)

ADVENTURE OPTION
Cruise to Seal Island

DAY 13 Cape Winelands

Journey into the beautiful and tranquil Cape Winelands, visiting both Paarl and Stellenbosch before stopping for wine tasting at two well-known estates. A visit to the Huguenot Memorial Museum and the Afrikaans Language Monument provides a historical perspective.

Protea Hotel President or similar (Breakfast)

DAY 14 Your Journey Onwards

Bid farewell to South Africa and transfer to the airport in time for your international flight onwards.

(Breakfast)

SAFARI EXTENSION
Victoria Falls
Rates

Born Free Safaris 2013 Tariff Rates per person, US dollars

Season Double Occupancy Single Occupancy
January 1 – April 30 $3488.00 $4216.00
May 1 – August 31 $3242.00 $3933.00
September 1 – October 31 $3488.00 $4216.00
November 1 – December 31 Contact Us Contact Us

Rates are for land arrangements only.
International airfare and internal airfare (required from Durban – Port Elizabeth) not included.
The Born Free Travel Desk will assist in the coordination of the most cost-effective air schedule.

Tariff is based on current exchange rates and subject to change.
If tour dates fall between seasons, the rate may vary.
Holiday surcharges may apply.

TOUR DATES:
Contact the Born Free office for departure dates.

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES:
This tour is operated by an associate and subject to a minimum number of passengers to operate. Should the minimum number of guests not be met, we will offer one of the following options: offer an alternative date; modify services, if necessary, with the approval of the traveler; or an optional supplement will be offered. Should no alternative be acceptable, Born Free will offer a full refund of all monies received. Accommodations are subject to change; you will be notified of these changes in advance whenever possible. Substitutions would be in the same or better category.

IS THIS TRIP NOT EXACTLY AS YOU WISH?
Not to worry. Born Free will customize your trip. Custom does not mean more expensive – in some cases, it may even be less. Custom means doing what you want, when you want, in the style you want. A Born Free specialist will listen to your ideas and/or advise you of hidden gems that you may not be aware of. Call 800-372-3274.



Meet and greet services at the airport; All transfers to and from airports, hotels and lodges; Accommodations as specified in the itinerary (subject to confirmation); Meals as specified in the itinerary; All touring and game activities as specified in the itinerary; All entrance fees; Professional English-speaking guides; Hotel & local tourism taxes

Born Free is Fully Insured * U.S. Bank Account * Assistance with Visas and International Airfare

NOT INCLUDED:
International airfare; internal airfare (required from Durban – Port Elizabeth; travel insurance; passport and visa fees; airport departure taxes, unless noted; gratuities to dining room and room staff; gratuities to private guides; meals other then what is stated; beverages; excess baggage charges; personal expenses such as laundry, communication charges.

Gratuities are not included for local guides and are at the traveler’s discretion and should be based on the level of satisfaction of the services received. Recommended guidelines for each safari will be provided on the Born Free pre-tour documentation.

HOW TO JOIN A TOUR:
Call the Born Free office at 800-372-3274 to request space availability and departure dates. We will also assist in coordinating the best airfares or guiding you on how to use your points or mileage. If you are planning to make your own air arrangements please request a suggested flight schedule from us first.