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Kalahari, South Africa

Capital: South Africa has 3 capitals: Cape Town (Legislative), Pretoria (Administrative and Bloemfontein (Judicial).

Area: 814.578 km2

Time Zone: UTC+2

Geography: Situated at the southern tip of Africa, South Africa has a landmass of 1 233 404 km˛ edged on 3 sides by a nearly 3000km coastline washed by the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic. It is bordered in the north by Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique, and also wraps itself around two independent countries, the Lesotho and Swaziland.

Best Time to go: Late October to February is a great time to visit the Sahara and arid Central Africa. Winter is from May to August; Spring from September to October; Summer from November to February and Autumn is from March to April.

Language: South Africa is a multi-lingual country and there are 11 official languages including: English, Afrikaans, isiNdebele, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, Siswati, Tshivenda and Xitsonga.

Currency: Rand (ZAR)

Electricity: The South African electricity supply is 220/230 volts AC 50 HZ. With a few exceptions (in deep rural areas) electricity is available almost everywhere.

International Dial Code: +27

 
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Welcome
to South Africa !

Aerial View of Cape Town

South Africa is one of the most geographically varied countries of the African continent, comprising territory that ranges from the rolling, fertile plains of the highveld (a region of veld situated at a high altitude) and the wide open savanna of the Eastern Transvaal to the Kalahari desert and the peaks of the Drakensberg Mountains.

South Africa is one of the most diverse and interesting countries in the world. Tourists flock to South Africa for its natural beauty, wildlife and sunshine.

South Africa’s scenic wonders are legendary. From Table Mountain to God’s Window, South Africa's mountains, forests, coasts and deserts will feast your eye and lift your spirit.

Factoid: " Dutch traders landed at the southern tip of modern day South Africa in 1652 and established a stopover point on the spice route between the Netherlands and the Far East, founding the city of Cape Town. "

 
 
 

South Africa Highlights

Tour Code:          AAD-SFR11 
Destinations:     Cape Town / Oudtshroon / Kynsa / Sun City / Johannesburg / Kruger
Duration:             10 Nights / 11 Days

Cable Car to Table Mountain, Entabeni, Hout Bay to watch Cape Fur Seals

Day 01: Cape Town 

After clearing customs and immigration at Cape Town International Airport, make your way through the terminal. Your representative greets you at the 'meeting point' at the exit and transfers you comfortably to your hotel (check in after 14h00 hrs). The rest of the evening is free to explore Cape Town on your own. Stay overnight in Hotel.

Day 02: Cape Town - City Tour

Today clients will be taken on a half day City Orientation Tour. Set against the spectacular backdrop of Table Mountain, Cape Town is rich in historical and cultural heritage and natural beauty. Some of the highlight stops on this tour will be the Company Gardens, the Castle of Good Hope and the lively Greenmarket Square – where you can purchase arts and crafts from all over Africa. We then take a trip through the colourful Bo Kaap lunch area, known as the home of the “Cape Malays”. We then take a trip up Cape Town’s landmark, Table Mountain (weather permitting).

The tour ends back at the hotel at 13:00 where clients can enjoy the day at leisure. Stay overnight in Hotel.

Day 03: Cape Town: Cape Point & Peninsula Tour

After breakfast head out for a full day excursion to the magnificent scenery and wildlife of the Cape Peninsula. Enjoy an optional a boat trip to Duiker Island , where thousands of Cape Fur Seals live, and later a lunch (own account) in the cosy Naval village of Simon’s Town. We will visit Boulders Beach to see an African Penguin colony and then continue along the False Bay coastline to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Have your photos taken at the most south western tip of African and enjoy an invigorating walk, or leisurely funicular trip up to the Cape Point lighthouses to admire the amazing views. The day ends at the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Return and stay overnight in Hotel.

Day 04: Cape Town to Oudtshoorn:  Safari Ostrich Farm

Today we travel clients will make their way to Oudtshoorn via Route 62, a beautiful, scenic route known as the longest Wine Route in the world. Oudtshoorn is known as the ‘Ostrich capital’.

Visit the Safari Ostrich Farm to learn more about these interesting birds. Return and stay overnight in Hotel.

Day 05: Oudtshoorn – Knysna

Today after breakfast take a tour of Oudtshoorn visiting the Cango Caves, an incredible limestone cave network. Then visit the Cheetah and the Crocodile Park at the Cango Wildlife Ranch.

In the afternoon, clients to make their way to Knysna, nestled on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route well known for its oysters.
Enjoy an evening Cruise aboard the John Benn. Return and stay overnight in Hotel.

Day 06: Fly from George to Johannesburg, then onto Sun City

Today after breakfast make your way to George Airport for your flight to Johannesburg (Not Included). Upon arrival in Johannesburg you will be met by a Travel representative who will transfer you to Sun City Resort.

Upon arrival at Sun City you will be taken to your hotel of choice and will spend the remainder of the day at leisure. Sun City is known as the entertainment Mecca of the North West Province, offering world class restaurants, wonderful entertainment facilities, two leading golf courses, a dazzling casino and a safari experience second to none. Check in at your hotel and enjoy dinner at one of the many restaurants at the resort. The resort has various restaurants offering Indian, Italian as well as wonderful seafood restaurants.

Day 07: Sun City to Johannesburg

Today after breakfast and check out, clients will be collected and transferred to Johannesburg where they can enjoy the day at leisure.

Day 08: Scheduled Half Day Soweto Tour

Today after breakfast clients will be collected for their Scheduled Hal Day Soweto tour.

Soweto is a sprawling township, or more accurately, a cluster of townships on the south-western flank of Johannesburg. Soweto was created in the 1930s, with Orlando the first township established. In the 1950s, more black people were relocated there from 'black spots' in the inner city - black neighborhoods which the apartheid government had reserved for whites.

With a population of over 2 million, the township is the biggest black urban settlement in Africa with a rich political history. Soweto was the centre of political campaigns aimed at the overthrow of the apartheid state. The 1976 student uprising started in Soweto and spread to the rest of the country. Many of the sights on this route therefore have political significance. From the footbridge of the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, the largest on the continent, one can get a panoramic view of Soweto.

Visit the Hector Pieterson Museum in Orlando West, Soweto, built in memory of the people who died that day, 16 June 1976.

Nelson Mandela's humble little house in Orlando West, Soweto, now called the Mandela Family Museum, is an interesting stopover for those keen to imbibe a slice of authentic history on the world's most famous former prisoner.

The museum, a house comprising four inter-leading rooms, contains a rather eclectic assortment of memorabilia, paintings and photographs of the Mandela family as well as a collection of honorary doctorates bestowed on Nelson Mandela from universities and institutions around the world.

You can also have a glimpse of the mansion belonging to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in an affluent part of Orlando West. Archbishop Desmond Tutu's house and the Sisulu residences are in the same neighborhood.

The tour ends back at the hotel at 13:00.

Day 9: Scheduled Johannesburg City tour – depart for Kruger

After Breakfast and check out, clients to store their luggage at the hotel before departing for their scheduled Half Day Johannesburg City tour.

Johannesburg is a booming, happening city and the area close to City Hall and Newtown Cultural Precinct, which has completely transformed the Market Theatre and surrounds, now forms the heart of urban revival. Visit Museum Africa which records the continent’s past, when the first civilisations thrived. The tour also passes through the Banking district, the Magistrate's Court and the Supreme Court.  Visit the “top of Africa” at the Carlton Centre from where you would have endless views over Johannesburg.

Drive through some of the most picturesque and avant-garde suburbs in the country before returning to your hotel at 13:00.

On return to the hotel, clients to collect their luggage and then make use of the hotels complimentary shuttle to OR Tambo Airport for their flight to Nelspruit

On arrival in Nelspruit, clients will be collected and transferred to their hotel where they will enjoy the evening at leisure with dinner.

Day 10: Scheduled Johannesburg City tour – depart for Kruger

Clients to enjoy a Full Day Game drive into the Kruger National Park. The Park is home to the Big 5, as well as a huge variety of other game such as various antelope (buck species), giraffe, hyena, hippo, cheetah, wild dogs, baboons, monkeys and much more. There is also an abundance of bird life to be enjoyed.

Return to the hotel in the early evening to relax and enjoy a delicious dinner.

Day 11: Kruger - Departure

Today after breakfast and check out, clients will be collected and transferred to the Nelspruit Airport for their outward flight.

Package Cost: Email us for Package Cost

Package Cost Includes:

  • International and Domestic Return Economy Class Air Fares

  • South Africa Tourist Visa + Travel Insurance

  • Accommodation as specified above in the Itinerary

  • Scheduled Day tours in Cape Town & Johannesburg

  • Breakfast daily

  • Entrances to sights mentioned along the Garden Route

  • 2 x Full Day Game Drives

  • Dinner at the PH Kruger Gate

Package Cost does not include:

  • Early Check-in into & Late Check out from the Hotel beyond the Standard Check in & Check out timings.

  • Lunch and Dinner / other meals wherever not specified

  • Peak Season Surcharges if any applicable

  • Usage of Transportation beyond the schedules / Sightseeing provided

  • Personal purchases and drinks except those included in the meals

  • Tips for guides and drivers

  • Change in the Order of Itinerary / amendments as per Personal Interests / Convenience.

  • Deviation of Tour Itinerary as per the personal interests.

  • Incidental Expenses due to Natural Calamities / Weather disruptions / Fight Cancellations / Flight delays/ War/ Strike / Fire / Acts of government / Riot, etc.

  • Expenses of personal nature such as room service, bar, laundry, porterages, tipping, etc.

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