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ILIOS TRAVEL 3 welcome to a country rich in diversity with a collage of languages, cultures, and natural environments. from the white, sandy beaches of the Western Cape, the tropical paradise of the Zulu Kingdom, semi-desert of the Northern Cape, and dense Southern Cape forests to the rich African bush of the Lowveld. africa. south truly a world in one country A full service national tour and transport operator with offices in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Gauteng and Kruger region with a variety of experienced staff who are trained and dedicated to service excellence.

ILIOS Travel has continuously expanded its footprint in South Africa, ensuring a national presence, not only providing operational and logistical support to our clients, but also a selection of national touring programmes, delivering exceptional experiences. Covering numerous significant scenic and historic landmarks across South Africa, the diversity of programmes on offer are sure to fit any individual’s travel interests.

BACKGROUND Under the leadership of Mohamed Baba over the past twenty years, ILIOS Travel has produced a passionate team of individuals with an active interest in tourism who are dedicated to sharing their love of South Africa. ILIOS Travel actively supports the development of responsible and sustainable tourism. We promote positive learning experiences to ensure that local communities derive sustainable benefits from our tours. We collaborate with trusted industry partners, who share this ethos. VISION ILIOS Travel has gained an enviable reputation for quality, attention to detail, commitment to high service standards and a passion for exposing our charming country to the rest of the world.

Our vision is therefore to follow these principles, ensuring each visitor has an unforgettable travel experience.

At ILIOS Travel, we believe that travel is about people, not just places. ilios travel

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4 ILIOS TRAVEL ILIOS TRAVEL 5 south africa escorted over land ILIOS index contents SOUTH AFRICA ESCORTED OVERLAND 06 Grand Tour of South Africa 08 Grand South Africa Discovery 10 Highlights of South Africa 12 Scenic KwaZulu Natal & Garden Route 14 Battles & Bergs 16 Cape & KwaZulu Natal Highlights 18 Cape to Kruger Adventure ESCORTED OVERLAND 22 Wildlife & Warriors 24 Kruger & Canyon Adventure 26 KwaZulu Natal Highlights 28 Cape & Garden Route Experience 30 Garden Route Classic 32 Scenic Garden Route Circular 34 Westcoast & Winelands 36 Cape Town Highlights cape town day tours 38 Cape Town City 39 Robben Island & City 40 Cape of Good Hope 41 Cape Point & Peninsula 42 Cape Winelands 44 Walk to Freedom 46 Cape Highlights 47 Cape Riviera & Whales 48 Boat Based Whale Watching 49 Shark Cage Diving 50 Safari 51 Helicopter Flights 52 Sandboarding & Quadbiking Cape Town with a Twist Day Tours 54 Wine Country Tour 55 Constantia Wine Tour 56 Hiking Table Mountain & City Tour 57 Sea Kayaking & Cape Point 58 Cycling Cape of Good Hope 59 Cape Arts & Culture 60 Arts in the Mother City 61 Life of a Capetonian 62 Dinner Theatre Experience – Kaapse Stories Johannesburg Day Tours 64 Johannesburg City 65 Pretoria City 66 Soweto 67 Soweto Bicycle Tour 68 Apartheid Museum 69 Soweto & Apartheid Museum 70 Lesedi Cultural Village 71 Gold Reef City 72 Sun City 73 Pilanesberg National Park 74 Rhino & Lion Park Johannesburg with a Twist Day Tours 76 Gardens in the City 77 Public Art & Newton 78 Sir Herbert Baker Architecture 79 Satyagraha Discovery 80 Magalies Meander Durban Day Tours 82 Durban City 83 Valley of 1000 Hills 84 Hluhluwe Game Reserve 85 Sani Pass / Lesotho 86 Shakaland Zulu Experience 87 Cultural & Heritage Trail 88 San Painting 89 Marine Tour Port Elizabeth Private Day Tours 90 Port Elizabeth City 91 Township Tour 92 Addo Elephant National Park 93 Private Game Reserve Kruger Private Day Tours 94 Panorama Route Highlights 95 Panorama Route 96 Endangered Wildlife 97 Tshukudu & Khamai Interactive Encounter 98 Chimpanzee Eden & Botanical Gardens 99 Kruger National Park Game Drive 100 Kruger National Park Game Drive additional services 102 Vehicle Charter Services 103 Meet & Greet T&C’s 104 Iliios Travel T&C’s

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Departure Dates - 2018 Departure Dates - 2018 jan feb mar apr may jun 8, 15, 29 5, 12, 19, 26 5, 12, 19, 26 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 7, 14, 21, 28 4, 11, 18, 25 jul aug sep oct nov dec 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 6, 13, 20, 27 3, 10, 17, 24 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 5, 12, 19, 26 3, 10 jan feb mar apr may jun 29 - 5 - JUL aug sep oct nov dec - 8 26 - 6 ILIOS TRAVEL ILIOS TRAVEL 7 Durban Port Elizabeth Plettenberg Bay Oudtshoorn western cape eastern cape northern cape north west limpopo gauteng kwa-zulu natal Mkuze mpumalanga Johannesburg Hazyview Lobamba Cape Town Departure days Mondays 07h30 Collection times may vary subject to hotel collection route.

Collection points Johannesburg CBD, Sandton, Rosebank and O.R. Tambo International Airport hotels. We will not accept bookings with collection off a flight at O.R.Tambo International Airport.

Services end Cape Town International Airport Freesell Up to 30 days prior to departure Participants 2 – 16 per vehicle Accommodation 4* Vehicle Minivan or Minicoach Guide English OR German speaking THETA accredited Includes Meals: 13 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 7 Dinners Entrance Fees: Three Rondavels, Bourke͛s Luck Potholes, God͛s Window, Kruger Conservation fees, Matsamo Cultural Village, Hluhluwe Conservation fees, Tsitsikamma National Park conservation fees, Birds of Eden, Bramon Wine Tasting, Safari Ostrich Farm, Cango Caves.

Activities: AM Kruger Park Open Safari Vehicle game drive, Ngwenya Glass Works tour, Swazi Candle Factory visit, Scenic drive into Lebombo Mountains, Hluhluwe Open Safari Vehicle game drive, St Lucia estuarine boat trip, Durban city tour, Keurbooms Ferry trip, Cape Point & Peninsula tour, Cape Winelands tour & Cape Town City & Table Mountain tour.

Optional extras Afternoon Kruger Park Open Safari Vehicle game drive, Marine Encounter boat trip off Plettenberg Bay beach, Seal Island boat trip in Hout Bay.

Flights required (Excluded) DUR/PLZ on Day 7 Recommended flight departure no earlier than 12h00. Important Swaziland Entry All visitors require a valid passport and relevant travel documents. We recommend you contact the embassy / high commission to ensure all entry requirements are adhered to. Grand Tour of South Africa 14 DAYS Johannesburg to Cape Town English EXPERIENCE! Embark on a 14 day tour encompassing the best that South Africa has to offer in way of scenery, wildlife and culture. Go on safari, meet the Swazi and Zulu locals, enjoy scenic trips up the Lebombo Mountains and along the magnificent Garden Route, visit a working ostrich farm and experience all that Cape Town has to offer.

Enjoy all of this and superb cuisine, luxurious accommodation and true South African hospitality throughout your journey.

German south africa escorted overland Day 1 Mon Johannesburg / Hazyview (D) Depart Johannesburg and travel via the magnificent Panorama Route. From many well-positioned vantage points one has a view of the 33 km long gorge, which starts at Bourke’s Luck Potholes and ends at the Three Rondavels. Stop at God’s window. Late afternoon arrival at your hotel. Check in and freshen up before dinner. Overnight Perry’s Bridge Hollow (standard room) or similar. Day 2 Tue Kruger National Park (BD) Early morning open vehicle safari through the Kruger National Park. The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa.

An optional afternoon safari is available on request (additional charge). Overnight Perry’s Bridge Hollow (standard room) or similar.

Day 3 Wed Hazyview / Swaziland (BL) Travel to the Royal Kingdom of Swaziland. Enjoy a showcase of thetraditional Swazi culture followed by a traditional lunch at the Matsamo Cultural Village. Continue to the Ngwenya Glass Works to see master craftsmen create beautiful sculptures and artwork frommolten glass. Overnight Royal Swazi Spa (standard room) or similar. Day 4 Thu Swaziland / Zululand (BD) Enjoy a morning visit to the Swazi Candle Factory. Continue via Big Bend into KwaZulu Natal. Embark on an afternoon scenic drive up the Lebombo Mountains. The drive will be combined with a visit to a local and authentic Zulu homestead for a glimpse into Zulu life in today’s world.

Overnight at Ghost Mountain Inn (standard room) or similar. Day 5 Fri Zululand (BD) Enjoy the morning at leisure, embarking on the activities on offer from the hotel. After lunch (to own account), transfer to the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve for an afternoon of game viewing. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon. Overnight Ghost Mountain Inn (standard room) or similar.

Day 6 Sat Mkhuze/Durban (B) JourneyalongtheElephantCoastofKwaZuluNataltoStLuciawhichis located at the southern extremity of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Here you embark on an estuarine boat trip. Continue to Durban for afternoonarrivalatyourhotel.OvernightTheBenjaminBoutiqueHotel (standard room) or similar. Day 7 Sun Durban/Port Elizabeth (B) Depending on the departure time of your flight, embark on a morning city tour of Durban – a cosmopolitan city where east meets west. Flight to Port Elizabeth. Transfer to your Port Elizabeth hotel spending the remainder of the day at leisure. Overnight Radisson Blu Port Elizabeth (standard room) or similar.

Day 8 Mon Port Elizabeth / Plettenberg Bay (BD) Travel via the coastline to the beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park - ‘garden of the Garden Route’. Enjoy a walk along the suspension bridge across the Storms River mouth gorge offering incredible views. Continue to Plettenberg Bay for dinner and overnight. Overnight Hunter’s Country House (standard room) or similar. Day 9 Tue Plettenberg Bay area (BD) After breakfast visit Birds of Eden – the largest free-flight bird aviary in the world. Proceed to Bramon Wine Estate for a tasting followedby lunch (to own account). Optional: Marine Encounter boat trip (weather and time permitting; additional charge) before returning to the lodge for the remainder of the afternoon at leisure before dinner.

Overnight Hunter’s House (standard room) or similar. Day 10 Wed Plettenberg Bay / Oudtshoorn (BD) After breakfast and check-out formalities, proceed on a cruise up the Keurbooms River. Continue to Knysna – the gem of the Garden Route.Enjoy some time at leisure at the Knysna Waterfront Complex before travelling to Oudtshoorn – the ‘feather capital’ of the world. Visit a working ostrich farm for a guided tour. Check into your accommodation in the late afternoon before enjoying dinner. Overnight De Opstal Country Lodge (standard room) or similar. Day 11 Thu Oudtshoorn / Cape Town (B) Enjoy a morning tour of the Cango Caves before departing Oudtshoorn.

The Cango Caves is one of the natural wonders of the world and has become a major draw-card to the Karoo area. Travel via Route 62 to Barrydale for lunch (to own account) and onward to Cape Town. Overnight at Southern Sun Waterfront (standard room) or similar.

Day 12 Fri Cape Point & Peninsula (B) Travel along the Atlantic Seaboard via Sea Point, Clifton and Camps Bay to Hout Bay (optional boat trip to Seal Island – to own account). Continue via Chapman͛s Peak to Cape Point and the Good Hope Nature Reserve. We go on to historic Simon’s Town – a village with charming Victorian architecture, a naval base and a large penguin colony at the beautiful Boulders Beach. End the day with a visit to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Overnight at Southern Sun Waterfront (standard room) or similar.

Day 13 Sat Cape Winelands (B) Wind your way to the heart of the Cape Winelands through superb mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads.

Overnight at Southern Sun Waterfront (standard room) or similar. Day 14 Sun Cape Town (B) Embark on a city tour showing you Cape Town from its historical beginnings to modern buildings and malls. The tour commences with a tour of Table Mountain (weather permitting; cable car fee not included). In the afternoon, transfer to Cape Town International Airport and check in for your onward flight.

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Day 1 Mon Arrival Cape Town Upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Embark on an afternoon city tour showing you Cape Town from its historical beginnings to modern buildings and malls. The tour ends with a visit to Table Mountain (weather permitting; cable car fee not included). Return to the hotel and spend the evening at leisure. Overnight at Southern Sun Waterfront (standard room) or similar. Day 2 Tue Cape Point & Peninsula (B) Travel along the Atlantic Seaboard via Sea Point, Clifton and Camps Bay to Hout Bay (optional boat trip to Seal Island – to own account).

Continue via Chapman’s Peak to Cape Point and the Good Hope Nature Reserve. We go on to historic Simon’s Town – a village with charming Victorian architecture, a naval base and a large penguin colony at the beautiful Boulders Beach. End the day with a visit to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Overnight at Southern Sun Waterfront (standard room) or similar.

Day 3 Wed Cape Winelands (B) Wind your way to the heart of the Cape Winelands through superb mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads. Overnight at Southern Sun Waterfront (standard room) or similar. Day 4 Thu Cape Town / Oudtshoorn (BD) Depart Cape Town and travel along Route 62 to Barrydale for lunch (not included in cost). Continue to Oudtshoorn – the ‘feather capital’ of the world. Visit a working ostrich farm for a guided tour. Check into your accommodation in the late afternoon before enjoying dinner. Overnight De Opstal Country Lodge (standard room) or similar. Day 5 Fri Oudtshoorn / Plettenberg Bay (BD) Enjoy a morning tour of the Cango Caves – one of the natural wonders of the world.

Enjoy some time at leisure at the Knysna Waterfront before proceeding to The Crags near Plettenberg Bay. Embark on an informative cruise up the Keurbooms River before arriving at your accommodation where you shall spend the following two nights. Freshen up before dinner at the lodge. Overnight Hunters Country House (standard room) or similar.

Day 6 Sat Plettenberg Bay area (BD) After breakfast visit Birds of Eden – the largest free-flight bird aviary in the world. Proceed to Bramon Wine Estate for a tasting followed by lunch (to own account). Optional: Marine Encounter boat trip (weather and time permitting; additional charge) before returning to the lodge for the remainder of the afternoon at leisure before dinner. Overnight Hunter’s House (standard room) or similar. Day 7 Sun Plettenberg Bay / Port Elizabeth (B) Journey along the final leg of the Garden Route to the beautiful TsitsikammaNationalPark–‘gardenoftheGardenRoute’. Enjoyawalk along the suspension bridge across the Storms River mouth gorge offering incredible views.

Arrive in Port Elizabeth at approximately 18h00 with drop-off at the hotel. Dinner is to your own arrangements. Overnight Radisson Blu Port Elizabeth (standard room) or similar. Day 8 Mon Port Elizabeth / Durban (B) This morning you shall be transferred to Port Elizabeth Airport for your flight to Durban. Upon arrival at King Shaka International Airport, you will be transferred to the hotel. Embark on an afternoon city tour of Durban – a cosmopolitan city where east meets west. Return to your hotel for overnight. Dinner is to your own arrangements. Overnight The Benjamin Boutique Hotel (standard room) or similar.

Day 9 Tue Durban / Mkhuze (BD) Early morning journey along the Elephant Coast of KwaZulu Natal to St Lucia which is located at the southern extremity of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Here you embark on an estuarine boat trip. Continue to the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve for an afternoon of game viewing. Evening arrival at your hotel in time for dinner before retiring for the day. Overnight Ghost Mountain Inn (standard room) or similar. Day 10 Wed Zululand (BD) Enjoy a morning at leisure to relax or embark on one of the optional morning activities on offer from the lodge. Later in the day, embark on an afternoon scenic drive up the Lebombo Mountains.

The drive will be combined with a visit to a local and authentic Zulu homestead for a glimpse into Zulu life in today’s world. Return to the hotel for dinner. Overnight at Ghost Mountain Inn (standard room) or similar. Day 11 Thu Zululand / Swaziland (B) After breakfast, travel to the Royal Kingdom of Swaziland via Big Bend to the Swazi Candle Factory. After spending some time at the craft markets arrive at your hotel located in the beautiful Ezulwini Valley. Dinner is to your own arrangements. Overnight Royal Swazi Spa (standard room) or similar.

Day 12 Fri Swaziland / Hazyview (BL) Continue through Swaziland to the Ngwenya Glass Works to see master craftsmen create beautiful sculptures and artwork from molten glass. After border formalities, enjoy a showcase of the traditional Swazi culture followed by traditional lunch at the Matsamo Cultural Village. Continue the journey to your hotel in Mpumalanga. Arrive in the late afternoon followed by dinner. Overnight Perry’s Bridge Hollow (standard room) or similar. Day 13 Sat Kruger National Park (BD) Early morning open vehicle safari through the Kruger National Park. The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa.

An optional afternoon safari is available on request (additional charge). Overnight Perry’s Bridge Hollow (standard room) or similar.

Day 14 Sun Hazyview / Johannesburg (B) Travel to Johannesburg via the magnificent Panorama Route. From many well-positioned vantage points one has a view of the 33 km long gorge,whichstartsat“Bourke’sLuckPotholes”andendsatthe“Three Rondavels”. Time and weather permitting, stop at God’s Window. Late afternoon arrival at your Johannesburg based hotel or at O.R.Tambo International Airport for your onward flight arrangements (suggest departure flight is booked for the following day, or no earlier than 20h00).

Departure Dates - 2018 jan feb mar apr may jun - - 12 16 - - jul aug sep oct nov dec - - 3 - - 3 8 ILIOS TRAVEL ILIOS TRAVEL 9 Durban Port Elizabeth Plettenberg Bay Oudtshoorn western cape eastern cape northern cape north west limpopo gauteng Cape Town mpumalanga Johannesburg Kruger National Park SWAZI- LAND kwa-zulu natal EXPERIENCE! Embark on a 14-day tour encompassing the best that South Africa has to offer in way of scenery, wildlife and culture.

Experience all that Cape Town has to offer, visit a working ostrich farm, enjoy scenic trips along the magnificent Garden Route and up the Lebombo Mountains, meet the Zulu & Swazi locals and go on safari. Enjoy all of this and superb cuisine, luxurious accommodation and true South African hospitality throughout your journey.

Grand south africa discovery south africa escorted overland 14 DAYS Cape Town to Johannesburg English Departure days Mondays Collection times in accordance with guests’ arrival flight details. Collection points Cape Town International Airport Services end Johannesburg based hotel or O.R. Tambo International Airport (recommended flight departure no earlier than 19h00 for a domestic flight or 20h00 for an international flight). Freesell Up to 30 days prior to departure Participants 2 – 16 per vehicle Accommodation 4* Vehicle Minivan or Minicoach Guide English speaking THETA accredited Includes Meals: 13 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 7 Dinners Entrance Fees: Cango Caves Safari, Ostrich Farm, Birds of Eden, Bramon Wine Tasting, Tsitsikamma National Park conservation fees, Hluhluwe Conservation fees, Matsamo Cultural Village, Kruger Conservation fees, God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Three Rondavels.

Activities: Cape Town City & Table Mountain tour, Cape Point & Peninsula tour, Cape Winelands tour, Keurbooms Ferry trip, Durban City tour, St Lucia estuarine boat trip, Hluhluwe Open Safari Vehicle game drive, Scenic drive into Lebombo Mountains, Swazi Candle Factory visit, Ngwenya Glass Works tour & AM Kruger Park Open Safari Vehicle game drive. Optional extras Seal Island boat trip in Hout Bay, Marine Encounter boat trip off Plettenberg Bay beach, Afternoon Kruger Park Open Safari Vehicle game drive Flights required (Excluded) PLZ/DUR on Day 8 Recommended flight departure no later than 10h00.

Important Swaziland Entry All visitors require a valid passport and relevant travel documents. We recommend you contact the embassy / high commission to ensure all entry requirements are adhered to.

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Departure days Sundays 07h30 Collection times in accordance with guests’ arrival flight details. Collection points Cape Town International Airport Services end Hoedspruit Airport or Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (recommended flight departure no earlier than 12h00 for a domestic flight or 13h00 for an international flight). Freesell Up to 30 days prior to departure Participants 2 – 16 per vehicle Accommodation 4* Vehicle Minivan or Minicoach Guide English OR German speaking THETA accredited Includes Meals: 13 Breakfasts, 3 Lunch, 6 Dinners Entrance Fees: Cango Caves, Safari Ostrich Farm, Birds of Eden, Bramon Wine Tasting, Tsitsikamma National Park conservation fees, Three Rondavels, Bourke’s Luck Potholes & God’s Window.

Activities: Cape Town city & Table Mountain tour, Cape Point & Peninsula tour, Cape Winelands tour, Keurbooms Ferry trip, Johannesburg city tour, Soweto & Apartheid Museum tour, AM and PM Open Safari Vehicle game drives on a private game reserve. Optional extras Seal Island boat trip in Hout Bay, Marine Encounter boat trip off Plettenberg Bay beach Flights required (Excluded) PLZ/JNB on Day 9 Recommended flight departure no later than 10h00. 10 ILIOS TRAVEL ILIOS TRAVEL 11 Departure Dates - 2018 Departure Dates - 2018 jan feb mar apr may jun 7, 14, 21, 28 4, 11, 18, 25 4, 11, 18, 25 1, 8, 15, 22 6, 13, 20, 27 3, 10, 17, 24 jul aug sep oct nov dec 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 5, 12, 19 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 7, 14, 21, 28 4, 11, 18, 25 2, 9 jan feb mar apr may jun 21 - 4 8 - 10 JUL aug sep oct nov dec - 12 - 7 - - Port Elizabeth Plettenberg Bay Oudtshoorn western cape eastern cape northern cape north west limpopo kwa-zulu natal mpumalanga Johannesburg Cape Town gauteng SWAZI- LAND highlights of south africa Day 1 Sun Arrival Cape Town Upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Check in and spend the remainder of the day at leisure. Overnight at The President Hotel (standard room) or similar.

Day 2 Mon City & Table Mountain Tour (B) Embark on an afternoon city tour showing you Cape Town from its historical beginnings to modern buildings and malls. The tour ends with a visit to Table Mountain (weather permitting; cable car fee not included). Return to the hotel by 17h30. Dinner to own arrangements. Overnight at The President Hotel (standard room) or similar. Day 3 tue Cape Point & Peninsula (B) Travel along the Atlantic Seaboard via Sea Point, Clifton and Camps Bay to Hout Bay (optional boat trip to Seal Island – to own account). Continue via Chapman’s Peak to Cape Point and the Good Hope Nature Reserve.

We go on to historic Simon’s Town – a village with charming Victorian architecture, a naval base and a large penguin colony at the beautiful Boulders Beach. End the day with a visit to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Overnight at The President Hotel (standard room) or similar.

Day 4 wed Cape Winelands (B) Wind your way to the heart of the Cape Winelands through superb mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads. Overnight at The President Hotel (standard room) or similar. Day 5 thu Cape Town / Oudtshoorn (BD) Depart Cape Town and travel along Route 62 to Barrydale for lunch (not included in cost). Continue to Oudtshoorn – the ‘feather capital’ of the world. Visit a working ostrich farm for a guided tour. Check into your accommodation in the late afternoon before enjoying dinner. Overnight Surval Boutique Olive Estate (standard suite) or similar. Day 6 fri Oudtshoorn / Plettenberg Bay (BD) Enjoy a morning tour of the Cango Caves – one of the natural wonders of the world.

Enjoy some time at leisure at the Knysna Waterfront before proceeding to The Crags near Plettenberg Bay. Embark on an informative cruise up the Keurbooms River before arriving at your accommodation where you shall spend the following two nights. Freshen up before dinner at the lodge. Overnight Hunters Country House (standard room) or similar.

Day 7 Sat Plettenberg Bay area (BD) After breakfast visit Birds of Eden – the largest free-flight bird aviary in the world. Proceed to Bramon Wine Estate for a tasting followed by lunch (to own account). Optional: Marine Encounter boat trip (weather and time permitting; additional charge) before returning to the lodge for the remainder of the afternoon at leisure before dinner. Overnight Hunter’s House (standard room) or similar. Day 8 Sun Plettenberg Bay / Port Elizabeth (B) Journey along the final leg of the Garden Route to the beautiful TsitsikammaNationalPark–‘gardenoftheGardenRoute’. Enjoyawalk along the suspension bridge across the Storms River mouth gorge offering incredible views.

Arrive in Port Elizabeth at approximately 18h00 with drop-off at the hotel. Dinner is to your own arrangements. Overnight Radisson Blu Port Elizabeth (standard room) or similar. Day 9 mon Port Elizabeth / Johannesburg (B) This morning you shall be transferred to Port Elizabeth Airport for your flight to Johannesburg, the City of Gold. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel and later embark on a scheduled afternoon Johannesburg City Tour – a booming and happening city. Return to your hotel for remainder of the evening at leisure. Overnight Protea Hotel Balalaika (standard room) or similar.

Day 10 tue Soweto & Apartheid Museum (BL) Today you will visit the townships of Soweto followed by an afternoon exploring the exhibit at The Apartheid Museum. Lunch today will be enjoyed at a local tavern in Soweto. Return to the hotel in the early evening. Dinner to own arrangements. Overnight Protea Hotel Balalaika (standard room) or similar. Day 11 wed Johannesburg / Mpumalanga (BD) Depart Johannesburg and travel via the magnificent Panorama Route. From many well-positioned vantage points one has a view of the 33km long gorge, which starts at “Bourke’s Luck Potholes” and ends at the “Three Rondavels”.

Time and weather permitting, stop at God’s Window. Late afternoon arrival at your hotel. Check in and freshen up before dinner. Overnight Perry’s Bridge Hollow (standard room) or similar.

Day 12 thu Safari Experience (BLD) After breakfast and check-out formalities, you will be transferred to your lodge located in a private reserve adjacent to the Kruger National Park for an African safari experience. Morning and evening game tracking drives in open 4 x 4 vehicles, allows you to be in close contact with South Africa’s extensive wildlife. Overnight Moditlo River Lodge (standard suite) or similar. Day 13 FRI Safari Experience (BLD) Enjoy a full day of relaxation, combined with the excitement of a memorable safari experience with the scheduled game viewing activities and lodge facilities.

Overnight Moditlo River Lodge (standard suite) or similar.

Day 14 SAT Departure (B) Time permitting, embark on your final early morning game viewing activity before returning to camp for breakfast followed by check-out formalities. You shall be collected for your transfer to Hoedspruit OR Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport where the tour ends. EXPERIENCE! A 14-day tour showcasing the splendour of South Africa. Start in the Mother City, the birthplace of South Africa which boasts some of the world’s best scenic drives. Continue along the most beautiful stretch of our country ’s coastline to Port Elizabeth – the Garden Route. Spend a few days in the bustling city of Johannesburg which is in a major urban revival and transformation – a metaphor of the socio-political advances being made in South Africa.

The latter part of the tour concentrates on the magnificence of the landscapes and wildlife experiences that this varied country has to offer. south africa escorted overland English German 14 DAYS Cape Town to Johannesburg BACK to contents

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12 ILIOS TRAVEL ILIOS TRAVEL 13 Departure days Tuesdays 09h00 Collection times may vary subject to hotel collection route. Collection points Durban based hotels. We will not accept bookings with collection off a flight at King Shaka International Airport. Services end Cape Town based hotel or Cape Town International Airport (recommended flight departure no earlier than 15h00 for domestic or 16h00 for international flights) Freesell Up to 30 days prior to departure Participants 2 – 16 per vehicle Accommodation 4* Vehicle Minivan or Minicoach Guide English speaking THETA accredited Includes Meals: 14 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 10 Dinners Entrance Fees: Drakensberg National Park entry/conservation fees, Spioenkop Mountain, Siege Museum, Isandlwana battle site, Rorke’s Drift battle site, Birds of Eden, Tsitiskamma National Park Conservation fee, Safari Ostrich Farm, Cango Caves.

Activities: AM & PM Open Safari Vehicle game drives, Hemel-En-Aarde Valley wine tasting, Featherbed Reserve excursion, Cape Point & Peninsula tour, Cape Winelands tour, City & Table Mountain tour.

Optional extras Estuarine boat trip in St Lucia, Eco-Marine/Whale Watching boat trip in Hermanus, Table Mountain tickets Flights required (Excluded) DUR/CPT on Day 7 Recommended flight departure no earlier than 17h00. Departure Dates - 2018 jan feb mar apr may jun 23 13 13, 27 10, 24 8, 22 - jul aug sep oct nov dec - 7, 21 11, 25 9, 23 13, 27 11 south africa escorted overland Port Elizabeth Plettenberg Bay Oudtshoorn eastern cape northern cape north west limpopo gauteng mpumalanga Cape Town Hermanus Durban Drakensburg Rorke’s Drift Hluhluwe kwa-zulu natal western cape SWAZI- LAND Day1 Tue Durban / Drakensberg (D) Depart Durban and travel inland to Pietermaritzburg for a brief tour of the city and its captivating past.

Continue the journey throughthemidlandstoHowickandthesitewherelateformerPresident Nelson Mandela was captured on August 5th, 1962. Continue via the Natal Midlands to your accommodation which holds a fine location within the Drakensberg range. Check into the hotel and enjoy some time at leisure before enjoying dinner. Overnight Champagne Castle Hotel (standard room) or similar.

Day2 Wed Drakensberg (BD) Enjoy the magnificent scenery on offer in the Drakensberg, as well as discover the cultural significance of this UNESCO World Heritage Site – the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park. At Giant’s Castle we enjoy a 45-minute walk to the main caves for a short tour and interpretation of the paintings and artefacts on display in the museum. Spend the remainder of the afternoon at leisure. Overnight Champagne Castle Hotel (standard room) or similar. Day3 Thu Spioenkop / Isandlwana (BD) Make your way to Spioenkop Mountain where your guide will recount the Anglo-Boer 9-day battle in January 1900.

Continue to Ladysmith and visit the Seige Museum where a diorama excellently depicts its surrounding hills at the time of the Siege. Travel via Dundee to your accommodation located in the heart of the battle sites between the Zulus and the British. Enjoy dinner at the hotel. Overnight Rorke’s Drift Hotel (standard room) or similar.

Day4 Fri Battlefields (BD) Today is dedicated to the exploration of the most famous battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal – Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight. Overnight Rorke’s Drift Hotel (standard room) or similar. Day5 Sat Battlefields / Hluhluwe (BLD) Afteranearlybreakfast,travelacrossthevariousbattlesitestoHluhluwe where you complete your Kwazulu Natal discovery with an African safari experience. Dependant on arrival time, enjoy lunch followed by an afternoon open vehicle game drive. Return to the lodge for dinner. Overnight Falaza Game Lodge & spa (tented suite) or similar.

Day6 Sun Hluhluwe (BLD) Today you get to enjoy the amenities on offer at your accommodation. The day includes all meals and two game viewing activities. Overnight Falaza Game Lodge & spa (tented suite) or similar. Day7 Mon Hluhluwe – Durban (B) Embark on a final game drive followed by breakfast and check-out formalities. Stop en-route the Elephant Coast at St Lucia Estuary for an optional estuarine boat trip. Continue to Durban for your flight to Cape Town (flight not included). Upon arrival in Cape Town, transfer to your hotel. Balance of the evening at leisure. Dinner to own account. Overnight at Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel (standard room) or similar.

Day8 Tue Overberg Region (BD) Depart Cape Town and stop en-route for a wine tasting within the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. Stop in Hermanus for an optional eco-marine or whale watching (seasonal) boat trip (additional charge). Continue to Swellendam – the third oldest settlement in South Africa. Overnight Gaikou Lodge (standard room) or similar.

Day9 Wed Swellendam / Plettenberg Bay (BLD) After breakfast, depart Swellendam and journey along the Garden Route via Mossel Bay to Plettenberg Bay for lunch and a stroll along the beach. Check in and enjoy dinner and overnight at the lodge. Overnight Hunter’s Country House (standard room) or similar. Day10 Thu Tsitsikamma / Plettenberg Bay (BD) After breakfast, visit Birds of Eden – the largest free-flight bird aviary in the world. Proceed to the Tsitsikamma National Park. Enjoy a walk along the suspension bridge across the Storms River mouth gorge which offers incredible views. Spend some time at leisure in the town of Plettenberg Bay before returning to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Overnight Hunter’s Country House (standard room) or similar. Day11 Fri Plettenberg Bay / Oudtshoorn (BLD) Morning departure from Plettenberg Bay to the lagoon-side town of Knysna – gem of the Garden Route. Embark on a 90-minute lunch cruise on the picturesque Knysna Lagoon. Upon return, continue your journey to Oudtshoorn. End the day with a visit to an ostrich show farm for a guided tour followed by dinner at your hotel. Overnight Rosenhof Country House (standard room) or similar.

Day12 Sat Oudtshoorn/ Cape Town (B) Before departing Oudtshoorn enjoy a morning visit to the Cango Caves. Travel along the famous Route 62 to Cape Town. Stop near Barrydale for lunch (to own account). Continue to Cape Town. Check into the hotel and enjoy a relaxed evening at leisure. Dinner is to own arrangements. Overnight at Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel (standard room) or similar. Day13 Sun Cape Point & Peninsula (B) Travel along the Atlantic Seaboard via Sea Point, Clifton and Camps Bay to Hout Bay (optional boat trip to Seal Island – to own account). ContinueviaChapman’sPeaktoCapePointandtheGoodHopeNature Reserve.

We go on to historic Simon’s Town with a large penguin colony at Boulders Beach. End the day with a visit to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Overnight at Southern Sun Waterfront (standard room) or similar.

Day14 Mon Cape Winelands (B) Wind your way to the heart of the Cape Winelands through superb mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads. Overnight at Southern Sun Waterfront (standard room) or similar. Day15 Tue City Tour / Departure (B) Embark on a city tour showing you Cape Town from its historical beginnings to modern buildings and malls. The tour commences with a tour of Table Mountain (weather permitting; cable car fee not included). In the afternoon, transfer to Cape Town International Airport and check in for your onward flight.

Scenic KwaZulu Natal & Garden Route EXPERIENCE! This 15 day tour covers the best that KwaZulu-Natal has to offer and brings together the magnificent scenery, historical, cultural and natural heritage of this province with the best of the Garden Route, an awe-inspiring region along the south- western coastline of South Africa.

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14 ILIOS TRAVEL ILIOS TRAVEL 15 south africa escorted overland Departure Dates - 2018 jan feb mar apr may jun 23 20 13, 27 10, 24 8, 22 - jul aug sep oct nov dec - 7, 21 11, 25 9, 23 13, 27 11 eastern cape northern cape north west limpopo mpumalanga Durban Rorke’s Drift Hluhluwe western cape Midlands Drakensburg Johannesburg gauteng SWAZI- LAND Day 1 Tue Durban / Drakensberg (D) Depart Durban and travel inland to Pietermaritzburg for a brief tour of the city and its captivating past. Continue the journey through the midlands to Howick and the site where late former President Nelson Mandela was captured on August 5th, 1962.

Continue via the Natal Midlands to your accommodation which holds a fine location within the Drakensberg range. Check into the hotel and enjoy some time at leisure before enjoying dinner. Overnight Champagne Castle Hotel (standard room) or similar. Day 2 Wed Drakensberg (BD) Enjoy the magnificent scenery on offer in the Drakensberg, as well as discover the cultural significance of this UNESCO World Heritage Site – the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park. At Giant’s Castle we enjoy a 45-minute walk to the main caves for a short tour and interpretation of the paintings and artefacts on display in the museum.

Spend the remainder of the afternoon at leisure. Overnight Champagne Castle Hotel (standard room) or similar. Day 3 Thu Spioenkop / Isandlwana (BD) Make your way to Spioenkop Mountain where your guide will recount the Anglo-Boer 9-day battle in January 1900. Continue to Ladysmith and visit the Seige Museum where a diorama excellently depicts its surrounding hills at the time of the Siege. Travel via Dundee to your accommodation located in the heart of the battle sites between the Zulus and the British. Enjoy dinner at the hotel. Overnight Rorke’s Drift Hotel (standard room) or similar. Day 4 Fri Battlefields (BD) Todayisdedicatedtotheexplorationofthemostfamousbattlefields of KwaZulu-Natal – Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift.

Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight. Overnight Rorke’s Drift Hotel (standard room) or similar.

Day 5 Sat Battlefields / Hluhluwe (BLD) After an early breakfast, travel across the various battle sites to Hluhluwe where you complete your Kwazulu Natal discovery with an African safari experience. Dependant on arrival time, enjoy lunch followed by an afternoon open vehicle game drive. Return to the lodge for dinner. Overnight Falaza Game Lodge & spa (tented suite) or similar. Day 6 Sun Hluhluwe (BLD) Today you get to enjoy the amenities on offer at your accommodation. The day includes all meals and two game viewing activities. Overnight Falaza Game Lodge & spa (tented suite) or similar.

Day 7 Mon Hluhluwe – Durban - Johannesburg (B) Embark on a final game drive followed by breakfast and check-out formalities.

Stop en-route the Elephant Coast at St Lucia Estuary for an optional estuarine boat trip. Check in at King Shaka International Airport for your flight to Johannesburg, the City of Gold. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel. Overnight Protea Hotel Balalaika (standard room) or similar. Day 8 Tue Soweto & Apartheid Museum (BL) Today you will visit the townships of Soweto followed by an afternoon exploring the exhibit at The Apartheid Museum. Lunch today will be enjoyed at a local tavern in Soweto. Return to the hotel in the early evening. Dinner to own arrangements. Overnight Protea Hotel Balalaika (standard room) or similar.

Day 9 Wed Johannesburg / Mpumalanga (BD) Depart Johannesburg and travel via the magnificent Panorama Route. From many well-positioned vantage points one has a view of the 33km long gorge, which starts at “Bourke’s Luck Potholes” and ends at the “Three Rondavels”. Time and weather permitting, stop at God’s Window. Late afternoon arrival at your hotel. Check in and freshen up before dinner. Overnight Perry’s Bridge Hollow (standard room) or similar. Day 10 Thu Safari Experience (BLD) After breakfast and check-out formalities, you will be transferred to your lodge located in a private reserve adjacent to the Kruger National Park for an African safari experience.

Morning and evening game tracking drives in open 4 x 4 vehicles, allows you to be in close contact with South Africa’s extensive wildlife. Overnight Moditlo River Lodge (standard suite) or similar.

Day 11 Fri Safari Experience (BLD) Enjoy a full day of relaxation, combined with the excitement of a memorable safari experience with the scheduled game viewing activities and lodge facilities. Overnight Moditlo River Lodge (standard suite) or similar. Day 12 Sat Mpumalanga / Johannesburg (B) Time permitting, embark on your final early morning game viewing activity before returning to camp for breakfast followed by check- out formalities. You shall be collected for your transfer to Hoedspruit OR Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport for your flight to Johannesburg. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel.

Overnight Protea Hotel Balalaika (standard room) or similar.

Day 13 Sun Departure (B) After breakfast embark on a scheduled Johannesburg City Tour – a booming and happening city. Your tour ends with transfer to O.R. Tambo International Airport for your onward flight arrangements. battles & bergs Departure days Tuesdays 09h00 Collection times may vary subject to hotel collection route. Collection points Durban based hotels. We will not accept bookings with collection off a flight at King Shaka International Airport. Services end O.R. Tambo International Airport (recommended flight departure no earlier than 15h00 for domestic flights or 16h00 for international flights) Freesell Up to 30 days prior to departure Participants 2 – 16 per vehicle Accommodation 4* Vehicle Minivan or Minicoach Guide English speaking THETA accredited Includes Meals: 12 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 9 Dinners Entrance Fees: Drakensberg National Park entry/conservation fees, Spioenkop Mountain, Siege Museum, Isandlwana battle site, Rorke’s Drift battle site, Three Rondavels, Bourke’s Luck Potholes & God’s Window.

Activities: AM & PM Open Safari Vehicle game drives on private game reserve, Johannesburg city tour, Soweto & Apartheid Museum. Optional extras Estuarine boat trip in St Lucia Flights required (Excluded) DUR/JNB on Day 7 Recommended flight departure no earlier than 17h00. HDS/JNB OR MQP/JNB on Day 12 (any flight scheduled for departure from HDS / MQP would be suitable) EXPERIENCE!

This 13-day tour covers the best that KwaZulu-Natal and the northern part of South Africa has to offer – the Drakensberg Mountains, Battlefields, Zululand, Mpumalanga’s Blyde River Canyon and an African Safari experience. This tour brings together the magnificent scenery, historical, cultural and natural heritage of our beloved country. English 13 DAYS Durban to Johannesburg BACK to contents

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Cape & KwaZulu Natal Highlights 16 ILIOS TRAVEL ILIOS TRAVEL 17 Departure days Thursdays Collection times in accordance with guests’ arrival flight details. Collection points Cape Town International Airport Services end Durban based hotel or King Shaka International Airport (recommended flight departure no earlier than 17h00) Freesell Up to 30 days prior to departure Participants 2 – 16 per vehicle Accommodation 4* Vehicle Minivan or Minicoach Guide English speaking THETA accredited Includes Meals: 11 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 6 Dinners Entrance Fees: Drakensberg National Park entry/conservation fees, Spioenkop Mountain, Siege Museum, Isandlwana battle site, Rorke’s Drift battle site Activities: Cape Town City & Table Mountain tour, Cape Point & Peninsula tour, Cape Winelands tour, AM & PM Open Safari Vehicle game drives Optional extras Seal Island boat trip in Hout Bay, Estuarine boat trip in St Lucia Flights required (Excluded) CPT / DUR on Day 5 (there are flights throughout the day which would be suitable) EXPERIENCE!

A 12 day programme which merges the almost undiscovered treasure trove of unspoilt beaches of the Cape Peninsula, world natural wonder Table Mountain, and the rich geographical diversity of the Cape with the most astounding Natal Midlands, Drakensberg and Durban. Take a journey of discovery into the past as you visit the historical colonial battle sites where the Anglo-Boer & Anglo-Zulu wars were fought. Top it off with a safari experience par excellence. south africa escorted overland Departure Dates - 2018 jan feb mar apr may jun 18 8, 22 8, 22 5, 19 3, 17 - jul aug sep oct nov dec - 2, 16 6, 20 4, 18 8, 22 6 English 12 DAYS Cape Town to Durban eastern cape northern cape north west limpopo mpumalanga Durban Rorke’s Drift gauteng Cape Town western cape Drakensburg kwa-zulu natal SWAZI- LAND Day 1 Thu Arrival Cape Town Upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Check in and spend the remainder of the day at leisure. Overnight at Southern Sun Waterfront (standard room) or similar.

Day 2 Fri City & Table Mountain Tour (B) Embark on an afternoon city tour showing you Cape Town from its historical beginnings to modern buildings and malls. The tour ends with a visit to Table Mountain (weather permitting; cable car fee not included).Returntothehotelby17h30. Dinnertoownarrangements. Overnight at Southern Sun Waterfront (standard room) or similar. Day 3 Sat Cape Winelands (B) Wind your way to the heart of the Cape Winelands through superb mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads. Overnight at Southern Sun Waterfront (standard room) or similar. Day 4 Sun Cape Point & Peninsula (B) Travel along the Atlantic Seaboard via Sea Point, Clifton and Camps Bay to Hout Bay (optional boat trip to Seal Island – to own account).

Continue via Chapman’s Peak to Cape Point and the Good Hope Nature Reserve. We go on to historic Simon’s Town – a village with charming Victorian architecture, a naval base and a large penguin colony at the beautiful Boulders Beach. End the day with a visit to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Overnight at Southern Sun Waterfront (standard room) or similar.

Day 5 Mon Cape Town / Durban (B) Today you shall be transferred to Cape Town International Airport for your flight to Durban (flight not included in cost). Upon arrival at King Shaka International Airport, you would be transferred to your hotel. Overnight The Benjamin Boutique Hotel (standard room) or similar. Day 6 Tue Durban / Drakensberg (BD) Depart Durban and travel inland to Pietermaritzburg for a brief tour of the city and its captivating past. Continue the journey through the midlands to Howick and the site where late former President Nelson Mandela was captured on August 5th, 1962.

Continue via the Natal Midlands to your accommodation which holds a fine location within the Drakensberg range. Check into the hotel and enjoy some time at leisure before enjoying dinner. Overnight Champagne Castle Hotel (standard room) or similar.

Day 7 Wed Drakensberg (BD) Enjoy the magnificent scenery on offer in the Drakensberg, as well as discover the cultural significance of this UNESCO World Heritage Site – the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park. At Giant’s Castle we enjoy a 45-minute walk to the main caves for a short tour and interpretation of the paintings and artefacts on display in the museum. Spend the remainder of the afternoon at leisure. Overnight Champagne Castle Hotel (standard room) or similar. Day 8 Thu Spioenkop / Isandlwana (BD) MakeyourwaytoSpioenkopMountainwhereyourguidewillrecount the Anglo-Boer 9-day battle in January 1900.

Continue to Ladysmith and visit the Seige Museum where a diorama excellently depicts its surrounding hills at the time of the Siege. Travel via Dundee to your accommodation located in the heart of the battle sites between the Zulus and the British. Enjoy dinner at the hotel. Overnight Rorke’s Drift Hotel (standard room) or similar.

Day 9 Fri Battlefields (BD) Today is dedicated to the exploration of the most famous battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal – Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight. Overnight Rorke’s Drift Hotel (standard room) or similar. Day 10 Sat Battlefields / Hluhluwe (BLD) After an early breakfast, travel across the various battle sites to Hluhluwe where you complete your Kwazulu Natal discovery with an African safari experience. Dependant on arrival time, enjoy lunch followed by an afternoon open vehicle game drive. Return to the lodge for dinner. Overnight Falaza Game Lodge & spa (tented suite) or similar .

Day 11 Sun Hluhluwe (BLD) Today you get to enjoy the amenities on offer at your accommodation. The day includes all meals and two game viewing activities. Overnight Falaza Game Lodge & spa (tented suite) or similar. Day 12 Mon Hluhluwe – Durban (B) Embark on a final game drive followed by breakfast and check-out formalities. Stop en-route the Elephant Coast at St Lucia Estuary for an optional estuarine boat trip offering glimpses of crocodiles and hippos as well as the prolific bird life along the river banks. The tour ends on arrival at your Durban based hotel or with drop-off at King Shaka International Airport for your onward flight arrangements (suggest departure flight is booked for the following day, or no earlier than 17h00).

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