Our 8-Day Beach & Safari itinerary in South Africa is ideal for travellers who wish to just focus on those two aspects. The beach part of the trip uses the Diaz 15 Guest House at Jefferey’s Bay located on the southern coast of South Africa. This is followed by a safari to the Kariega Private Game Reserve also located in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.
Itinerary at a Glance
Day 1 – Arrive at Johannesburg Airport, board your flight to Port Elizabeth Airport, and be transferred to Jefferys Bay. Diaz 15 House on the Bay.
Day 2 & 3 – Explore the beaches, surroundings and activities in Jefferys Bay.
Day 4 – Depart Jeffery’s Bay for Kariega Private Game Reserve. Kariega Ukhozi Lodge.
Day 5,6 & 7 - On Safari at the Ukhozi Lodge, Kariega Private Game Reserve.
Day 8 – Depart Kariega for Port Elizabeth Airport for your flight to Cape Town and onward journey.
Day 01 - Johannesburg to Jefferys Bay
On arrival at the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, you will board your flight to the Gqeberha (formerly known as Port Elizabeth) Airport in the Eastern Cape. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to the Diaz 15 House on the Bay in Jeffrey’s Bay. Here you will spend the next (3) nights on a bed-and-breakfast basis.
Situated literally on the main beach in Jefferys Bay, the Diaz 15 Guest House is a luxury guest house with the best possible sea views. The guesthouse has beautiful green gardens and a rim-flow swimming pool for its guests to use.
Day 03 - 04 - Days at leisure at Diaz 15 Guest House
Today is spent at your leisure and your day could include beach horse riding, hiking, kite surfing or even sand boarding or paddle surfing. Affectionately known as J-Bay, Jeffrey’s Bay is home to some of the best surfing in South Africa, and at Supertubes you will find one of the best waves in the world. As one might expect, the town has a thriving surf industry that extends to shopping and restaurants. While Jeffrey’s Bay is renowned for its excellent surf it is also popular for its aloe-studded landscape, sun-drenched beaches, dolphin spotting, and shell collecting. Visitors can look forward to several activities including trying your hand at surfing, relaxing on pristine beaches, and sampling delicious fresh seafood.
Day 4 - Jeffereys Bay to Kariega Game Reserve
This morning early after your breakfast, you will be transferred to the Kariega Private Game Reserve, where you will spend the next (4) nights on safari at the Kariega Ukhozi Lodge. Included in your stay is a luxury Suite with a private plunge pool, all meals, bar accounts (selected beverages only - excluding all other bar accounts/beverages and premium imports) and twice daily game viewing activities.
Kariega Private Game Reserve is located in South Africa’s beautiful Eastern Cape Province, Kariega Private Game Reserve lies in the upper reaches of the beautiful Kariega River Valley. Stretching for over 10,000 hectares, the landscape of the reserve features impressive vistas of forest, and savannah grasslands scattered with abundant wildlife and encompassing two rivers: the Kariega and the Bushmans rivers. Visitors can spot the Big Five as well as a variety of other animals including giraffe, eland, zebra, wildebeest and an array of bird species; paddle a kayak, jump on a game drive or a river cruise for a close encounter with the reserve’s plentiful wildlife.
Day 05 - 07 - On Safari at the Ukhozi Lodge, Kariega Private Game Reserve
Your days are typically spent with an early morning safari followed by a late breakfast and relaxation over midday. Then in the late afternoon, another game drive is conducted followed by dinner at the lodge.
Day 08 - Kariega Game Reserve to Cape Town
This morning marks the end of your safari and you will be transferred after breakfast back to the Gqeberha (formerly known as Port Elizabeth) Airport, where you will board your flight to the Cape Town International Airport, where the trip ends.
Of course the option exists to extend or amend this itinerary to suit your requirements.
Tour Cost (Quoted in ZAR)
Jan - Apr 2023
R48,928 per person sharing
May - Aug 2023
R42,471 per person sharing
Sep - 14 Dec 2023
R46,813 per person sharing
Jan - Apr 2024
R54,430 per person sharing
May - Aug 2024
R44,930 per person sharing
Sep - 14 Dec 2024
R54,150 per person sharing
03 Nights accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
04 Nights accommodation on a fully inclusive basis: Kariega Ukhozi Lodge only: Luxury Suite with a private plunge pool, all meals, bar accounts (selected beverages only - excluding all other bar accounts/beverages and premium imports) and twice daily game viewing activities and the services of professional guides and staff
All road transfers as per itinerary
Flights: Johannesburg - Gqeberha (formerly known as Port Elizabeth) - Cape Town one way incl. taxes (BA H class)
Visas if required
Meals not specified
Flights not specified
Bar accounts not specified and premium imports
Additional activities/sightseeing/entry fees/park fees