Thrilling South Africa
Splendorous South Africa
Scenic South Africa
Scintillating South Africa
Best of South Africa
Days : 13 | Nights : 12Cape Town , South Africa
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.
Day 01: Arrival Cape Town
Arrival at Cape Town International Airport. Meet & assist by the representative at the airport upon arrival. Then transfer to the Hotel. Check in to the hotel. Day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel in Cape Town.
Day 02: In Cape Town
Breakfast at the hotel. Proceed for the Private city tour of Cape Town. Travel by cable car to the top of the table Mountain then descend and pass Through Malay Quarter, city centre and company gardens. Overnight at the hotel in Cape Town.
Day 03: Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour
Breakfast at the hotel. Then proceed for the full day Cape Peninsula Tour.
Hout Bay Harbour: Step into the working harbour of Hout Bay at the end of Cape Town’s Atlantic seaboard for an authentic fishing village experience from the colourful fishing boats moored on the dock to the range of fish markets, restaurants, street markets and shops set overlooking the bay. Indulge in fresh seafood, fabulous views, adventure activities and shopping experiences – everything from jewellery and maritime artefacts to seashells and more. The beach stretches from here to Chapman’s Peak in the east.
Seal Island Cruise: Nauticat Charters offers a unique maritime adventure in its glass-bottomed 22m Catamaran. Based in beautiful Hout Bay on Cape Town’s Atlantic Seaboard from where the cruise departs and heads to the large seal colony living just off its coastline. The glass viewing windows below decks offer spectacular underwater views of the seals as well as a host of other marine life. The Catamaran can seat up to 140 passengers with 60 below decks and 80 on the open upper deck. There are full toilet facilities on board as well as a wood-panelled saloon with fully-licensed bar. The boat can handle any weather conditions.
Chapman’s Peak: Locals call this famous scenic drive that winds its way between Hout Bay and Noordhoek on Cape Town’s stunning Atlantic Ocean coastline “Chappies”. The toll route stretches nine kilometres along the coast taking over 100 curves in a road carved out by prisoners of war in the mid-1910s over a seven-year period. On the one side are towering cliffs and on the other a steep drop to the ocean. A favourite with visitors and locals alike for scenic hikes, cycles and drives, as well as picnicking.
Cape of Good Hope: The famous Cape of Good Hope nature reserve, a World Heritage site, is set at the end of Cape Town’s south peninsula. Take a trip via funicular to the lighthouse at 286 metres above sea level (built to which warns ships they are approaching the feared “Cape of Storms”), stroll along the cliff paths or venture down the steep slopes to the stunning white-sand beaches below. The reserve is home to a variety of small wildlife and is a favoured picnicking, fishing (with a permit) and hiking destination with its rich plant biodiversity and inspiring landscapes.
Cape Point Funicular: The Flying Dutchman Funicular takes passengers uphill from the car park of the Cape Point Nature Reserve (a Natural World Heritage Site) to the old lighthouse sited at 249m overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The views from the lighthouse are spectacular and the air, coming off the Antarctic, is among the purest in the world. The funicular is believed to be the only commercial one of its kind in Africa and is named after a local legend of a ghost ship. The short three-minute trip passes through 585m of dense fynbos and over rocks to the upper lighthouse. The two cars can carry 40 passengers at a time and trips run continuously.
Boulder’s Beach: The sheltered Simon’s Town beach of Boulders Beach is the home of an endangered land-based colony of African penguins (over 2 000 of them), as well as a favourite swimming and beach destination for locals and international travellers, particularly children. One can walk between the three pristine and sheltered beaches on boardwalks, which also link to the penguin-viewing area offering fantastic sightings of these unique and endearing animals in their natural habitat.
Kirstenbosch Gardens: Explore the diverse beauty of Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, which is set up against Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain looking onto the city. There are plenty of spaces to picnic among the rich and varied displays of southern Africa’s plant life (more than 7 000 species are planted out) and a restaurant on site. It is the first botanical garden to be included within a natural World Heritage site. Paths are set out throughout the garden allowing visitors to easily wander past the natural displays.
Overnight at the hotel in Cape Town.
Day 04: Cape Town
Breakfast at the hotel. Day free at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 05: Cape Town - Wilderness
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart overland to Wilderness, check into the hotel. Enjoy a john Benn cruise which 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.
Day 06: Visit Oudtshoorn
After breakfast, proceed for the full day Oudtshoorn. Visit 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 07: Wilderness – Johannesburg – Sun City
After breakfast, depart for Johannesburg. Arrival, meet and assist by the representative then transfer to Sun City. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 08: Sun City
Breakfast at the hotel. Day free at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 09: Sun City - Johannesburg
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out form the hotel then transfer to Johannesburg. Enjoy a half day Gold Reef city tour. Return from the tour and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10: Johannesburg - Kruger
Breakfast at the hotel. Then transfer to Kruger. Arrival Kruger, check into the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 11: Kruger
Breakfast at the hotel. Today enjoy a full day safari. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 12: Kruger
Breakfast at the hotel. Today enjoy the morning game drive. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 13: Depart Kruger
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer by a scheduled complimentary hotel shuttle to OR Tambo International airport for your flight back home.
Days : 13 | Nights : 12