12 Day South Africa

English: Table Mountain seen from Lion's Head....

English: Table Mountain seen from Lion’s Head. Español: Montaña de la Mesa vista desde la Cabeza de León. Frysk: In panorama fan de Tafelberch. Ek it tafellekken is te sjen. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Day 1 to 5:  Cape Town and Cape Wine Lands -Western Cape

Cape Town (Afrikaans: Kaapstad [ˈkɑːpstɐt]; Xhosa: iKapa) is the second-most populated city in South Africa after Johannesburg, and the provincial capital and primate city of the Western Cape. As the seat of the National Parliament, it is also the legislative capital of the country. It forms part of the City of Cape Townmetropolitan municipality. The city is famous for its harbour as well as its natural setting in the Cape floral kingdom, as well as for such well-known landmarks as Table Mountain and Cape Point. Cape Town is also Africa’s most popular tourist destination
We are going to stay in one of Cape Town’s luxury hotels,  during our stay we are going to explore many of Cape Town’s world renown wonders, visit local food markets.  An expert will join us on a tour of the winelands, to  educate us on the pairing of South African wines with good wholesome south african cuisine.
  

Day 6:  Durban – Kwazulu Natal
Durban (Zulu: eThekwini, from itheku meaning ‘bay / lagoon’) is the largest city in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. It is also the third largest city in South Africa after Johannesburg and Cape Town. It forms part of the eThekwinimetropolitan municipality. Durban is famous for being the busiest port in South Africa. It is also seen as one of the major centres of tourism because of the city’s warm subtropical climate and extensive beaches.
We will have an opportunity to feast on indian fare in Durban.
 
Day 7 & 8:  Zululand – Kwazulu Natal
Zululand history, King Shaka, Ulundi, Eshowe and Richards Bay are some of the terms associated with the world-renowned region of KwaZulu-Natal’s Zululand.
The sheer majesty of Zululand will take your breath away. Under the hot African sun, the cobalt blue Indian Ocean, mangrove swamps and limpid lagoons give way to rolling green hills and indigenous forests which shimmer in the distance before they reach the Drakensberg Mountains.
 Zululand teems with private and provincial game reserves which offer game-watching facilities as well as hiking and nature trails.
But it is probably ‘the Zulu experience’ which will linger in your mind long after you have left Zululand. Take an ox wagon to Zulu villages of bee-hive huts and experience traditional Zulu hospitality, or a rural wedding ceremony, and if you wish visit a sangoma (traditional healer). You cannot leave without a visit to Ulundi, the site of the final battle fought in the Anglo-Zulu war. Nearby Zulu kings lie buried in the Emakhosini Valley. In total contrast are the township tours showcasing modern Zulu life including taverns, shebeens and traditional medicine shops.
We will stay at a Private Game reserve, and during our stay we will have the opportunity to visit a local home stead and taste traditional african dishes.
 
 Day 9,10 &11 Kruger National Park – Mpumalanga
Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa. It covers an area of 19,633 square kilometres (7,580 sq mi) in the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga in northeastern South Africa, and extends 360 kilometres (220 mi) from north to south and 65 kilometres (40 mi) from east to west. All the Big Five game animals are found at Kruger National Park, which has more species of large mammals than any other African Game Reserve (at 147 species).
Here we will stay at one of the Luxury lodges of Singita (subject to availablity) during our stay here we will not only experience open vehicle game drives but also take part in cooking a traditional african meal during our stay at the Singita School of Cooking.
We will stay at one of the private lodges and enjoy enjoy game walks and open vehicle game drives.
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Day 12  Johannesburg  – Gauteng
On Our Last day we will visit Soweto, an important area in the history of South Africa, we will visit the Apartheid Museum, and then visit a local Shebeen to try Modern African cuisine.
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