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Best of South Africa

Days : 10 | Nights : 9

Cape Town
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Tour Overview

South Africa boasts of some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the world, gorgeous beaches and the most bustling cities in the whole world. It has everything that a tourist longs for. Behold the natural beauty of the crystal-clear waters of the Cape Peninsula. The Cape Peninsula tour takes you to witness the most breath taking natural scenery which is made of apple green crystal waters and soaring green mountains.

The Cape Floral Kingdom also has a beautiful botanical garden which is even listed as a UNESCO site. There is no doubt that South Africa is the perfect holiday destination for any nature lover. With beautiful sunsets, gorgeous views of high mountains and ceaseless flora and fauna, the country is sure to captivate your senses. Tourists can also indulge in wine tasting tours around the city that will take you to some of the most amazing vineyards in the town. Try the local cuisine at any one of the several local pubs and eateries. While the beauty if Cape town is undeniable, the Eastern Cape is the perfect getaway for the wildlife lover with visits to the Tsitsikamma National park which is home to some of the rarest animal and bird species in the world.

Itinerary


Day 01: Arrival Cape Town

Arrive at Cape Town International Airport. Meet your English speaking driver and transfer to your hotel privately. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02: In Cape Town

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a half day Cape City and Table Mountain Tour. See Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain, and then, proceed to see the city highlights up close. After descending from South Africa’s iconic flat-topped mountain by cable car (included and weather permitting), you’ll see top Cape Town attractions, like the Diamond Works, and colorful neighborhoods like Malay Quarter on Signal Hill.

Table Mountain

Without a doubt it is Table Mountain that makes Cape Town the unique city it is. Rising up over 1000m above sea level, it is the icon that makes Cape Town instantly recognizable. It is a symbol, a playground, a spiritual retreat and a big draw card for tourists. So intertwined with the identity of Cape Town is Table Mountain that a visit to the city isn’t complete without having walked or taken the cable car to the top.

Castle of Good Hope

The Castle of Good Hope is the oldest surviving building in South Africa. Built between 1666 and 1679, this pentagonal fortification replaced a small clay and timber fort built by Commander Jan van Riebeeck in 1652 upon establishing a maritime replanishment station art the Cape of Good Hope for the Dutch East India Company, better known as the VOC (Verenigde Oos-Indische Compagnie).

South African Museum

At the South African Museum, you can see everything from dinosaurs to rock art and fossils to a stuffed quagga, the extinct zebra that once graced Table Mountain. These exhibitions document the evolution of animals and man in Africa. One of the highlights is the Whale Well where you can listen to whale sounds and see a life-size, 20-metre-long skeleton of the planet's largest mammal; the Blue Whale.  This is always a crowd-pleaser with the kids.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a full day touring of the ruggedly beautiful Cape Peninsula. See all the top sights along South Africa’s Cape Peninsula on this full-day tour from Cape Town. Explore Hout Bay and take an optional boat trip to Duiker Island (own expense). Spend time at leisure in Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and take a return Funicular trip to the top of Cape  Point and visit Simon’s Town on the peninsula’s east coast - home to a colony of African penguins! On the drive back you will have time to stop for a walk at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

Hout Bay

The originally small fishing village of Hout Bay is now a popular suburb of Cape Town. Over and above being a lovely family beach, it has many tourist attractions which include the World of Birds, a township tour to the vibrant Imizamo Yethu, arts and crafts, boat rides out to Seal Island and some great, casual restaurants where you can relax and enjoy the surroundings.

Chapman's Peak

Chapman’s Peak Drive winds it way between Noordhoek and Hout Bay. Situated on the Atlantic Coast, at the south-western tip of South Africa, it is one of the most spectacular marine drives anywhere in the world. The 9km route, with its 114 curves, skirts the rocky coastline of Chapman's Peak. The drive offers stunning 180° views with many areas along the route where you can stop and take in the scenery or sit down for a relaxing picnic.

Cape Point

Cape Point is a spectacular sight, covered in endemic fynbos and home to breathtaking bays, beaches and rolling green hills and valleys, just 60km outside of Cape Town. Cape Point falls within the Cape Floral Region, a World Heritage Site. The Cape Floral Region is one of the richest areas for plants in the world – it is home to nearly 20% of Africa’s flora. Cape Point is open daily and is a must-see.

Boulders Beach

Boulders Beach in Simon’s Town is ideal for kids as immense boulders shelter the cove from currents and large waves - but please always take care. It is a rare pleasure to swim with the penguins but don't touch or feed them. They might look cute and cuddly but their beaks are as sharp as razors and if they feel threatened they have no qualms about nipping the odd finger or nose.

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

On the lower slopes of Table Mountain, the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens showcases some of the Cape’s rich flora. Taking centre stage here is the unique ‘fynbos’ vegetation. Those who work up an appetite while exploring this garden paradise can visit the restaurant or tea room, which are fully stocked with delicious meals, yummy treats and refreshing beverages. In summer, Sunday music concerts provide sunset entertainment. Kirstenbosch is rated as the seventh best of its kind in the world.

Seal Island Hout Bay

Trips departing from Hout Bay Harbour ferry passengers across to nearby Duiker Island – also known as Seal Island – where thousands of Cape Fur Seals can be seen in their natural habitat. The boat trip provides beautiful views of the bay, the harbour, The Sentinel and Chapman’s Peak.

Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Cape Town – Knysna

After breakfast depart for Knysna. Arrival Knysna check into the hotel. Here you can enjoy a John Benn Cruise. The John Benn is a beautiful double-decker floating restaurant that offers daily lagoon cruises to the Knysna Heads. This verdant part of South Africa is strikingly stunning and what better way to experience it then on serene lagoon waters? There are two full bars on board and an optional a la carte and tapas menu that includes the fresh and famous Knysna oysters. This full enclosed luxury ferry has been constructed from Yellowwood that was sourced from the Knysna Forest. The John Benn Ferry is about joviality, good food and wine and scenery that leaves you in awe. Overnight at hotel.

Day 05: Knysna

After breakfast, for a day excursion to Oudtshoorn privately. Visit the Cango caves, Cango Wildlife ranch and Safari Ostrich Farm.

Cango Caves Heritage Tour

Oudtshoorn’s famous Cango Caves can be explored on a guided tour (all guides are accredited) lasting for an hour and leaving every hour on the hour from 9:00 to 16:00 each day. This is one of Africa’s most spectacular natural formations with vast caverns, beautiful, delicate and sometimes majestic stalagmites and stalactites and dripstone caverns. The scenic tour, while not for the fainthearted, is a relatively gentle stroll through the caves while marvelling at their uniquely dramatic rock formations.

Classic Tour

The Safari Ostrich Farm is a working ostrich farm in the popular town of Oudsthoorn on the celebrated Garden Route. It was established in 1956 and has been delighting visitors ever since. It is often referred to as a must see. On a guided tour, you will learn and see all the aspects of ostrich farming as well as the ostriches themselves. Everything from the miracle of hatching to the incubator room is shown and experienced. The Safari Ostrich Farm is also home to the beautiful and rare White Ostrich. There are two restaurants that serve delicious home-made ostrich dishes, if you want to try an ostrich fillet and shopping is a treat, with a wide range of well crafted ostrich leather products or intricate ornamental ostrich eggs.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 06: Knysna – Johannesburg – Sun city

After breakfast transfer to airport for a flight to Johannesburg. Arrival where you will be meet by the representative then transferred to sun city. Overnight at hotel.

Featherbed John Benn

The John Benn is a double-decker floating restaurant offering daily lagoon cruises to the Knysna Heads. A memorable family activity on Knysna Lagoon. One of the best floating restaurants in Knysna. The John Benn is a fully enclosed luxury ferry, beautifully appointed with her upper and lower decks constructed from Yellowwood sourced from the Knysna Forest.

This legendary floating restaurant is for eating, drinking and having fun! The galley team onboard the vessel is young and energetic, serving tasty food made from the freshest local selection.
Eating out in Knysna can become a whole new experience as a family activity.

This wonderful floating restaurant offers a wide dining selection from the a la carte menu, has a bar on each of the upper and lower decks and is fully enclosed. The John Benn is an ideal venue for corporate functions, staff parties and weddings, or simply to have a good time! Overnight at the hotel in Knysna.

Day 07: Sun city

Breakfast at hotel. Day at Leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 08: Sun city – Mabula Game Lodge

After breakfast Transfer from Sun City to Mabula Game Lodge, check in and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 09: Mabula Game Lodge

After breakfast enjoy morning and afternoon game drives on the reserve. Overnight at hotel.

Day 10: Departure

After breakfast, transfer from Mabula Game Lodge to the airport for your flight back home.

INCLUSIONS/EXCLUSIONS

Days : 10 | Nights : 9


Inclusions


  • Transportation
  • Deluxe Coach
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Accommodation
  • Government Tax & Service Charge
  • Daily Breakfast

Exclusions


  •     Airfare & airport taxes    
  •     Visa charges    
  •     Insurance    
  •     Any optional tours    
  •     Laundary    

Attractions

  • Table Mountain National Park
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
  • Robben Island
  • Gold Reef City
  • Apartheid Museum
  • Cradle of Humankind
  • Lion Park
  • Garden Route National Park
  • Brenton-on-Sea
  • Pledge Nature Reserve
  • Shaka Marine World
  • Moses Mabhida Stadium
  • Durban Botanic Gardens
  • Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World
  • Robben Island
  • Lion's Head
  • Castle of Good Hope
  • District Six Museum
  • Iziko South African Museum
  • Devil's Peak
  • Constitution Hill, Johannesburg
  • Carlton Centre
  • Johannesburg Botanical Garden
  • Johannesburg Zoo
  • Coney Glen Beach Knysna
  • Steenbok Nature Reserve
  • Brenton Beach
  • Buffalo Bay Beach
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