South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is a country located at the southern tip of Africa. It has 2,798 kilometres (1,739 mi) of coastline that stretches along the South Atlantic and Indian oceans. To the north lie the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana andZimbabwe; to the east are Mozambique and Swaziland; and within it lies Lesotho, an enclave surrounded by South African territory.South Africa is the 25th-largest country in the world by land area, and with close to 53 million people, is the world's 24th-most populous nation.
South Africa is a multiethnic society encompassing a wide variety of cultures, languages, and religions. Its pluralistic makeup is reflected in theconstitution's recognition of 11 official languages, which is among the highest number of any country in the world. Two of these languages are of European origin: English and Afrikaans, the latter originating from Dutch and serving as the first language of most white and coloured South Africans. Though English is commonly used in public and commercial life, it is only the fourth most-spoken first language.
About 80 percent of South Africans are of black African ancestry, divided among a variety of ethnic groups speaking different Bantu languages, nine of which have official status. The remaining population consists of Africa's largest communities of European, Asian, and multiracial ancestry. All ethnic and linguistic groups have political representation in the country's constitutional democracy, which comprises a parliamentary republic and nine provinces. Since the end of apartheid, South Africa's unique multicultural character has become integral to its national identity, as signified by the Rainbow Nation concept.
South Africa is ranked as an upper-middle income economy by the World Bank, and is considered to be a newly industrialised country. Its economy is the largest and most developed in Africa, and the 28th-largest in the world. In terms of purchasing power parity, South Africa has theseventh-highest per capita income in Africa, although poverty and inequality remain widespread, with about a quarter of the population unemployed and living on less than US$1.25 a day. Nevertheless, South Africa has been identified as a middle power in international affairs, and maintains significant regional influence.
The extreme southwest has a climate remarkably similar to that of the Mediterranean with wet winters and hot, dry summers, hosting the famous Fynbos biome of shrubland and thicket. This area also produces much of the wine in South Africa. This region is also particularly known for its wind, which blows intermittently almost all year. The severity of this wind made passing around the Cape of Good Hope particularly treacherous for sailors, causing many shipwrecks. Further east on the south coast, rainfall is distributed more evenly throughout the year, producing a green landscape. This area is popularly known as the Garden Route.
The Free State is particularly flat because it lies centrally on the high plateau. North of the Vaal River, the Highveld becomes better watered and does not experience subtropical extremes of heat. Johannesburg, in the centre of the Highveld, is at 1,740 m (5,709 ft) and receives an annual rainfall of 760 mm (29.9 in). Winters in this region are cold, although snow is rare.
The high Drakensberg mountains, which form the south-eastern escarpment of the Highveld, offer limited skiing opportunities in winter. The coldest place in South Africa is Sutherland in the western Roggeveld Mountains, where midwinter temperatures can reach as low as −15 °C (5 °F). The deep interior has the hottest temperatures: a temperature of 51.7 °C (125.06 °F) was recorded in 1948 in the Northern Cape Kalahari near Upington., but this temperature is unofficial and was not recorded with standard equipment, the official highest temperature is 48.8 °C (119.84 °F) at Vioolsdrif in January 1993.
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Upon arrival at Cape Town International airport meet and greet by our representative and proceed on a short orientation City tour of Cape Town. Proceed to your pre-booked hotel. Freshen Up and proceed to the famous V&A Waterfront. Situated at the foot of Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront offers the visitor an abundance of unforgettable experiences. Indoor shopping and entertainment venues seamlessly merge with ocean vistas and mountain views and the fresh sea breeze and warm African sun add zest to a cosmopolitan, vibrant atmosphere. Return to hotel. Overnight at hotel (Meal:D)
FULL DAY CAPE PENINSULA
Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the hotel. Today is for fun and adventure, proceed on a full day guided Cape Peninsula tour. Experience some of the most spectacular views in the world. The tour begins with a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast passing through the fishing village of Hout Bay. Here you will have the option of taking a short boat trip to Duiker Island to view the Cape Fur seals. The tour then heads along Chapman's Peak Drive (if open) on to Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. From there we travel to False Bay and return to Cape Town by way of the Simon's Town naval base where we visit the Penguin colony at Boulders Beach (optional, for own account). You will then proceed to the Winelands, Cape Town is famous for its good quality wines. Enjoy a wine tasting experience. Return to Cape Town in the late afternoon.Overnight at the hotel (Meal:B-D)
CAPE TOWN – ROBBEN ISLAND & TABLE MOUNTAIN
After a hearty breakfast at the hotel you will proceed to V&A Waterfront for the ferry boat ride to Robben Island where our former President, Nelson Mandela was held imprisonment. After lunch, proceed to Table Mountain and go on the Cable Car to the top (weather permitting) for spectacular views of the city of Cape Town below, referred to as “the fairest Cape in the whole circumference of the world’. In good weather you will enjoy perfect visibility over a radius of approximately 70km. You will then be dropped off at Canal Walk Shopping Mall. Canal Walk Shopping Centre is one of South Africa’s premier super-regional shopping centres and merges the world’s most desirable brands with shopping convenience all in a commanding majestic setting. With over 400 stores representing top local and global brands Canal Walk offers the most comprehensive and compelling lifestyle shopping experience in South Africa, including the widest selection of speciality storesin the Southern Hemisphere.(Meal:B-D)
CAPE TOWN –OUDTSHOORN VIA HERMANUS
Enjoy your hearty breakfast at the hotel; and depart for the town of Oudtshoorn via Hermanus to view whales. Oudtshoorn is known as the 'Feather Capital of the World' thanks to its huge ostrich industry. Travel via Du Toitskloof Pass to Worcester. Continue through the Klein Karoo to Oudtshoorn, the ‘Ostrich capital’. Check-in at your pre-booked hotel. Rest of the day free time at leisure. Overnight at the hotel (Meal:B-D)
OUDTSHOORN – KNYSNA
Enjoy your hearty breakfast at the hotel. Check out and settle all personal accounts. Proceed to Ostrich Farm at Oudtshoorn for the ultimate Ostrich Experience. Witness the various stages of an Ostrich’s life – from incubation to adulthood. If you have the courage, you can even ride a full grown ostrich. Close by there is Cango Caves. This tour delivers a fascinating visit to Cango Caves, see the famous Cango Caves. Later depart for Cango Wildlife Ranch: Human beings have always been inquisitive creatures by nature and the Cango Wildlife Ranch are sure to quench your thirst for knowledge. Find out how old crocodiles become and why crocs only eat in summer. Let our fully bilingual guides take you on an adventure where you can explore the facts and fiction surrounding these ancient relics of the past. Come and have a close up view of exquisite tigers, deadly jaguars, magnificent lions and the elegant cheetah while your guide introduces these glorious creatures to you. Later depart to Knysna. “Knysna” is one of the best known lagoons in South Africa. Nestled between the Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean just outside the town of Knysna, the Lagoon is protected from the ocean by the Knysna Heads. The Lagoon's rich marine life includes the rare and endangered Seahorse. Knysna area is one of the most scenic in the world and offers beaches, lakes and lush forests to play. In the afternoon depart for an afternoon Sundowner cruise, after wards return to your hotel. Overnight at the hotel. (Meal:B-D)
KNYSNA – GEORGE – JOHANNESBURG
Enjoy your hearty breakfast at the hotel. Check out and settle all personal accounts. Depart for George airport for your flight to Johannesburg. Upon arrival at O. R. Tambo International airport meet and greet by our representative. Proceed on a City Tour of Johannesburg which includes downtown Johannesburg historical buildings, en-route pass Hillbrow and Tower, travel past Brixton Tower, affluent suburb of Houghton, Supreme Court, ‘Museum Africa’ (time permittimg), Nelson Mandela Bridge in Newton and Soweto, to view Mandela’s house. Check in at pre-booked hotel. Freshen up and in the evening proceed to Monte Casino. Montecasino, located in Fourways, North of Johannesburg is known for being Gauteng's number one entertainment destination, having being voted Best Casino, Best Entertainment Complex, Best Cinema Complex and Best place to take out-of-towners. Return to hotel. Overnight at hotel. (Meal:B-D)
JOHANNESBURG – SUN CITY
Enjoy your hearty breakfast at the hotel. Check out and settle all personal accounts. Depart for Sun City. The Sun City complex is surrounded by two championship golf courses, numerous swimming pools and a huge manmade lake offering various water sports. Optional activities include Hot Air Ballooning. Then you could relax at the Valley of the Waves, or take a walk through the gardens of the Lost City. This magical city knows no limits – you have the chance to win a fortune at the Casino and Entertainment Centre, there are lavish extravaganzas and a multitude of restaurants to cater for every taste. You can also see the auditorium where Miss Universe contest are being held. In the evening try your luck at one of the largest Casinos in the world. Overnight at the hotel (Meal:B-D)
JOHANNESBURG – SUN CITY
Enjoy your hearty breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast enjoy some free time at leisure. Check out of hotel and settle all personal accounts. Later depart to Mabula Private Game Lodge. Check in at the lodge. Lunch will be served at the hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Later depart for an afternoon game drive. Dinner at the lodge. Overnight at the lodge.
Check out and settle all personal accounts. arrival check in at your pre-booked hotel and freshen up for Johannesburg city tour: Highlights of this half day tour include: The historical buildings of downtown Johannesburg passing Hillbrow and the landmark Post Office tower en route; the 'Top of Africa' at the Carlton Centre; the Brixton Tower; the affluent suburb of Houghton, the Supreme Court, the Nelson Mandela Bridge in Newtown and Constitution Hill – home of South Africa's new Constitutional Court and site of Johannesburg's Old Fort Prison. Return via the Botanical Gardens at Emmerentia (time permitting). Overnight at the hotel
MABULA – TRANSFER: (Breakfast)
Early in the morning depart for a morning safari experience, later return to the lodge for your hearty breakfast. You will have some free time at leisure. Check out and settle all personal accounts. Later transfer to OR Tambo International Airport for your overnight flight to London with exciting memories of South Africa
Price / Inclusion
|PRICE FROM||(ZAR) STANDARD|
|Adult (Sharing 2)||ZAR16245|
|CITY NAME||HOTEL NAME|
|Cape Town||Hotel LagoonBeach or similar|
|Knysna||HotelKnysna Log-inor similar|
|Johannesburg||Hotel Garden Court Sandton|
|Sun City||Hotel Sun City Cabanas|
|Mabula||Hotel Mabula Bush Lodge|
- 3 nights stay at the 4*Lagoon Beach Hotel in Cape Town
- 1 night stay at the 4* Turnberry hotel in Oudtshoorn
- 1 night stay at the 4* Knysna Log-Inn hotel in Knysna
- 1 night stay at the 3* Garden Court Sandton Hotel in Johannesburg
- 1 night stay at the 3* Sun City Cabanas in Sun City
- 1 nights stay at the 4*Mabula Bush lodge in Mabula
- All meals as specified on the itinerary
- 35 Seater Luxury Executive Coach with air-conditioner
- All entrance fees
- English speaking guide
- Return economy class airfare. Internal Airfare & airport taxes
- Visa and Insurances charges.
- Any other meals other than specified above
- Porterage at hotels and Airports.
- Any other sightseeing other than mentioned above.
- Any Entrance fees other than mentioned in inclusions.
- Any item of personal nature like tips, laundry, telephone calls etc
- All rates are based on minimum 2Pax traveling together at all tours.
- Surcharges apply for any trade fair/special event/weekend.
- Child age between 2-9 years.
- Above 9 years is considered as an adult.
- All rates and availability are subject to change at the time of booking.
- Hotel Check in 4pm & Check out 11am, Breakfast time: 6:30 Am to 9:30 Am
- Early check in and late check-out subject to availability.
- Breakfast As provided by Hotel, Dinner Indian / International (Set Menu at Restaurant or Delivery at Hotel if the hotel is away from Restaurant). Dinners are pre-arranged and will not be change or refunded for missing any meals.
- Dinner provided will be a 3 course meal (1 appetizer, 1 Entrée, 1 Dessert).
- Any Additional menu must be paid by clients
- Transfer & Sightseeing’s SIC basis
- We reserve the right to use alternative accommodation, sightseeing tours and transfer of equal or higher standers.
- No refunds either in part or full will be made for any unused services in above package like ground transportation, meals, accommodation, sightseeing tours.
- The passport should be valid for at least 6 months from the date of departure.
- We are not holding any air seats and hotel bookings at this point of time
- Confirmation of Hotels and other services is subject to availability.
- We are not responsible for any missed breakfast due to flight timings.
- No Intercity surface transfers are included unless specified in the package.
- We are not responsible for any baggage charges by any airlines for the clients.
- Payment for the tour must be made as per the invoice & payment terms & conditions
Itinerary : 08 NIGHTS CAPE TOWN/ GARDEN ROUTE/ JOHANNESBURG/ SUN CITY/ MABULA