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33 Day Lions Rugby Tour Package

Durban - Central Drakensberg - Lowveld - Pretoria - Magaliesberg Mountains - Pilanesberg National Park - Johannesburg - Hermanus - Franschhoek - Cape Town - Oudtshoorn - Knysna - Stormsriver - Shamwari Private Game Reserve - Johannesburg
33 day Lions Rugby Tour Package

Itinerary

Day 1
Overnight Travel
Day 2 – 3

Blue Waters Hotel, Durban

This famous retro-designed, recently renovated landmark hotel offers everything you’ll ever want in a hotel. 262 newly renovated beautiful hotel rooms with en-suite facilities, and most rooms have wonderful expansive, ocean views. The Blue Waters Hotel is a three star hotel offering affordable rates to corporate business, sports teams, groups, honeymooners and holiday makers. We specialise in hosting business conferences, corporate functions and memorable wedding receptions. We have 10 function venues from which to choose – with a seating capacity from 10 to 250, from the functional to the luxurious. We guarantee you will have a comfortable stay at our hotel.

Board: B & B

Day 4 – 5

Champagne Castle Hotel, Central Drakenberg

This 4-star hotel is situated within a World Heritage Site – the uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park – and is considered to hold one of the finest locations in the entire Drakensberg range. This reinforces the establishment’s slogan – ‘Sense of Place’. For visual impact, recreational variety and luxurious splendour, Champagne Castle Hotel is pretty close to being an ultimate experience. Your stay will be characterised by the proximity you gain to the most dramatic and immediate views of the Drakensberg Escarpment and the ‘Barrier of Spears’, the magnificent amphitheatre of the Little Berg. Whether you walk or hike, trout fish or horse ride, play golf or tennis, swim or bowl, everything here has been configured to embrace this unparalleled setting.

Basis: Full Board

Day 6-8

Loeries Call Guest House, Lowveld

Loerie’s Call is an exclusive five star Guest House perfectly situated in Nelspruit for today’s business and leisure traveller. Our owner-managed guest house is nestled in a beautifully landscaped garden and offers 9 individually decorated, ensuite rooms – each with their own private entrance and a balcony or patio. Breakfast is served in our dining room or on the patio with unrivaled views over the Crocodile River valley and the town of Nelspruit – a great way to start your day. Our location above Nelspruit town allows us to offer both the convenience of being close to the city center, while still offering the peace and quiet of suburbia.

The Mpumalanga Lowveld is within close range, with the Kruger National Parks’ Malelane and Numbi gates a mere 45 minutes away. Day trips can be taken on the Panorama route where marvels like the Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window and many waterfalls can be seen.

The team is waiting to welcome you to our 5 star establishment and look forward to making your stay a memorable one.

Basis: B&B

Day  9 – 11

Waterhouse Guest Lodge, Pretoria

The cosmopolitan city of Pretoria, also known as ‘Tshwane’, is situated in the province of Gauteng and functions as one of three capitals of South Africa. Pretoria has been dubbed ‘The Jacaranda City’, which is owed to the annual bloom of magnificent purple blossoms that adorn the Jacaranda trees which line the wide avenues of the city. This cosmopolitan city boasts several historic monuments, fine government buildings, and fascinating museums. Visitors can enjoy a wide variety of interesting sites including: The Transvaal Museum, a natural history museum showcasing an ancient dinosaur fossil found at the nearby Cradle of Humankind; the Pretoria Botanical Gardens, offering visitors a glimpse of different biomes; and the Voortrekker Monument, a National Heritage Site. Don’t miss the nearby Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary as well as the beautiful Wonderboom and Groenkloof Nature Reserves.

Basis: B & B

Day 12 – 13

Stirling Manor Boutique Guest House, Magaliesberg Mountains

These elegant spacious suites are decorated in a contemporary yet classical style, enhanced by a mountain or a dam view from the comfort of your own balcony. With the beautiful Magalies Mount range, situated around the dam, Stirling Manor offers a tranquil and delightful setting, where one can just relax and unwind. We offer late checks, at an additonal cost, but this would also then be at an additional cost to our guests, due to the high demand of our property.

Basis: B & B

Day 14 – 15

Black Rhino Game Lodge, Pilanesberg National Park

Black Rhino game Lodge is nestled in the expansive Pilanesberg National Park and a short distance from a number of other attractions, including Sun City. there are 18 suites available, each one equipped for comfort. There is a television, tea and and coffee making facilities and an open plan bathroom in each suites. The lodge also has several wellappointed guest areas. Three plunge pools, a boma, restaurant and complimentary Wi-Fi are all on offer. When not taking advantage of these facilities, guests can enjoy game drives, Big 5 walks and even bird watching courtesy of the lodge’s well appointed viewing hide.

Basis: Full Board Plus

Day 16 – 17

Wiesenhaus Guesthouse, Johannesburg

Wiesenhaus is a four star SA Tourism accredited Guest House, situated amongst the Jacarandas in Parkwood, Rosebank. The guesthouse offers executive quality furnishes in all nine en-suite double rooms with fully equipped bathrooms, lock up garages and 24 Hour security. Room facilities include a large flat screen TV, complimentary fibre optic WiFi, airconditioning and tea/ coffee making facilities. Facilities and services include a swimming pool, communal lounge, private chef and concierge service.

Basis: B & B

Day 18

The Whale Coast All Suite Hotel, Hermanus

The Whale Coast Hotel offers a unique experience in elegantly styled apartment suites. The centrally located apartments offer guests an ideal accommodation choice in Hermanus due to their close proximity to local restaurants, boutiques, coffee shops, bistros and the exciting outdoor activities on offer in Hermanus and surrounding Overberg Towns. The designer-chic suites have been decorated in cool contemporary colours and furnishings and equipped with all the necessary modern appliances to ensure a leisurely experience. With the addition of our Old Harbour Cafe, guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast before starting a day exploring Hermanus.

Basis: B & B

Day 19 – 20

L’Ermitage Franschhoek Chateau & Villas, Franschhoek

Situated in the heart of Franschhoek, just a little way out of Cape Town, L’Ermitage Franschhoek Chateau & Villas is a tranquil and beautiful self-catering getaway. The stunning hotel is 4-Star and consists of 34 bedrooms, a chapel and conference room. Guests will have a choice of Two-Bedroom Villas, One-Bedroom Villas, King Luxury Suites and one Superior Luxury Suite. All suites have a fantastic view of the picturesque village below. The hotel envelops old-school French charm with cobblestone pathways, manicured gardens and exquisite fountains. A small town charm creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere for guests to enjoy. Facilities available include a wedding and conference venue, roaming spa therapist, restaurant, chapel, swimming pool, baby sitting services and more. Experience the ultimate luxury at L’Ermitage Franschhoek Chateau & Villas!

Basis: B & B

Day 21 – 24

Waterfront Village, Cape Town

Waterfront Village is located in the heart of the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. Its selection of luxury apartments offers comfortable short- or long-term accommodation with excellent views of either the waterfront, marina, Table Mountain and the Cape Town skyline. From one-bedroom apartments to three-bedroom penthouse suites, Waterfront Village has accommodation to suit all tastes and all travel group sizes. All apartments are equipped with a comfortable lounge area complete with satellite TV, a fully-equipped kitchen and a variety of bathrooms depending on apartment size. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available and guests can make use of a number of facilities at The Bay Hotel, including its beach club and spa. Guests can also step out into the V&A Waterfront for a retail and sightseeing experience or venture into the city for even more adventure.

Basis: Self-Catering

Day 25

De Zeekoe Guest Farm & Reserve, Oudtshoorn

Located along the well-known Route 62 in South Africa’s beautiful Klein Karoo, the charming town of Oudtshoorn is known as the ostrich capital of the world. It is surrounded by numerous ostrich farms and the golden arid landscape of the Karoo. Only 7km outside Oudtshoorn, in the Garden Route, surrounded by the famous Swartberg and Outeniqua mountains, is one of the world’s 17 “hot spots” with 3 overlapping flower zones. This owner managed, 2000 hectare working lusern farm, is malaria free and child friendly. De Zeekoe offers a unique in the world opportunity to walk with Wild Meerkats (Five shy Meerkats) and to be part of the shy 5 experience!

Basis: B & B

Day 26

Hide Away Guest House, Knysna

Hide Away Guest House – a Guest House/Bed and Breakfast – is located on the main road into Knysna. We offer excellent views of the Knysna Heads and Lagoon and have 7 well-appointed double or single ensuite rooms ranging from Executive with Lagoon view to Standard with no Lagoon view and thus cater for most 4 star budgets. We are within easy walking distance of town, the Waterfront and Thesen Island where a number of excellent restaurants are available to guests. Knysna is an excellent hub from which to explore the Garden Route as we are within short driving distances from Tsitsikama National Park, Natures Valley, Plettenberg Bay, Wilderness, Mossel Bay, George and Oudtshoorn is not too far
away.

Basis: B & B

Day 27

Tsitsikamma Village Inn, Stormsriver

Set in the village of Storms River, Tsitsikamma Village Inn is the perfect accommodation for couples, families and adventurers alike. Tsitsikamma is home to a variety of restaurants and its very own microbrewery, and the Village Inn is the perfect base from which to explore them. Guests are welcome to relax around the sparkling swimming pool, entertain themselves in the games room or enjoy delicious meals at one of the onsite restaurants. Accommodation is offered in a number of different room types to suit all budgets and tastes, but each is equipped for a truly remarkable stay and can be enjoyed on this 33 Day Lions Rugby Tour Package.

Basis: B & B

Day 28 – 29

Lobengula Lodge, Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Lobengula Lodge offers travellers a private safari getaway in Shamwari Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape. While the lodge has been designed to look like a traditional African kraal, guests will enjoy all the modern comforts of a luxury lodge. The lodge’s six suites boast either twin or king sized beds; each suite has air-conditioning, an en-suite bathroom, an indoor and outdoor shower, mini bar, and tea and coffee making facilities. Big 5 game drives can be enjoyed in the morning and the evening. After a thrilling day in the bush, guests can visit the spa, where they can enjoy rejuvenating treatments. Guests can take a dip in the private swimming pool, or sit around a warm fire on the deck lounge.

Basis: Fully Inclusive

Day 30 – 31

Wiesenhaus Guesthouse, Johannesburg

Wiesenhaus is a four star SA Tourism accredited Guest House, situated amongst the Jacarandas in Parkwood, Rosebank. The guesthouse offers executive quality furnishes in all nine en-suite double rooms with fully equipped bathrooms, lock up garages and 24 Hour security. Room facilities include a large flat screen TV, complimentary fibre optic WiFi, airconditioning and tea/ coffee making facilities. Facilities and services include a swimming pool, communal lounge, private chef and concierge service.

Basis: B & B

Day 32
Overnight Travel
Day 33
End Of  Itinerary
Included:

Car Hire: Toyota Corolla or similar for 9 – 25 July 2021 & 25 July – 6 August 2021:
• GPS
• Unlimited mileage
• Super waiver insurance
• One Way fee

Blue Waters Hotel:
• Accommodation in 1 x Deluxe sea facing King room
• Breakfast

Champagne Castle Hotel:
• Accommodation in 1 x Deluxe room
• Breakfast

Loeries Call Guest House:
• Accommodation in 1 x Deluxe room
• Breakfast

Waterhouse Guest Lodge:
• Accommodation in 1 x Double Room
• Breakfast

Stirling Manor Boutique Guest House:
• Accommodation in 1 x Garden facing suite
• Breakfast

Black Rhino Lodge:
• Accommodation in 1 x Suite
• All meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
• 2 Game drives per day

Wiesenhaus Guest House:
• Accommodation in 1 x Double room
• Breakfast

Whale Coast Hotel:
• Accommodation in 1 x One bedroom apartment
• Breakfast

L’Ermitage Franschhoek Chateau Villas:
• Accommodation in 1 x One bedroom apartment
• Breakfast

Waterfront Village:
• Accommodation in 1 x One bedroom Luxury apartment

De Zeekoe Guest Farm:
• Accommodation in 1 x Standard double room
• Breakfast

Hide Away Guest House:
• Accommodation in 1 x Executive lagoon view room
• Breakfast

Tsitsikamma Village Inn:
• Accommodation in 1 x Village room
• Breakfast

Shamwari Private Game Reserve: Lobengula Lodge:
• Accommodation in 1 x Junior suite
• All meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
• Non – alcoholic beverages, tea, coffee & water
• 2 x Game drives per day
• Guided walks
• Daily Conservation fees

Transfers:

• 06 Aug 2021: OR Tambo International Airport – Wiesenhaus Guest House

• 07 Aug 2021: Wiesenhaus Guest House – Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg

• 07 Aug 2021: Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg – Wiesenhaus Guest House

• 08 Aug 2021: Wiesenhaus Guest House to OR Tambo International Airport

Activities:

• 15 July 2021: Panorama Route Tour including Transport.

• 18 July 2021: Lesedi Cultural Village Tour including; Collection and drop off from any address in Johannesburg in an Air-conditioned vehicle, Guided tour through 5 traditional villages, Traditional Dancing, Lunch included, Free onboard uncapped vehicle Wifi (Included.)

• 23 July 2021: Soweto & Apartheid Museum Tour including; Entrance fees into Hector Pieterson Museum, Visit an informal settlement, Mandela House Museum (Optional), Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Walk through the Regina Mundi Church, Diepkloof ext , Baragwanath Taxi Rank, Maponya Shopping Mall, The Soccer City Stadium, Visit Freedom Square and Freedom , Charter Memorial, Vilakazi Street, See the homes of Nobel peace prize Winner Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and Winnie Madikizela- Mandela, the exwife of Nelson Mandela, Soccer City Stadium, Entrance to the Apartheid Museum, Free onboard uncapped vehicle Wifi (Included.)

• 27 July 2021 :The Franschhoek Wine Tram.

• 28 July 2021: Robben Island Tour including Transport.

• 29 July 2021: Cape Peninsula Tour including; Transport, Guide, Chapmans Peak, Cape Point entrance fees, Penguins at Boulders, Funicular at Cape Point.

• 30 July 2021: Table Mountain Tour including; Transport, Guided Hike or Cable Car.

Excluded:

• All Flights & Transfers not mentioned
• Meals & Beverages not mentioned
• Travel & Medical Insurance
• Porter-age & Gratuities
• Curio Shop Purchases
• Conservation and Park Entry Fees not mentioned
• All items of a personal nature