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SCENIC SOUTH AFRICA 12 Days

SCENIC SOUTH AFRICA 12 Days

General Information

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Republic of SOUTH AFRICA

Capital City: Pretoria (executive), Bloemfontein (judicial), Cape Town (legislative)
Continent, geographical location : AfricaTo the north of the country lie the neighbouring territories of Namibia, Botswana andZimbabwe; to the east are Mozambique and Swaziland
Area : 1,219,912 sq km
Population : ‘50,586,757
Official Language: Afrikaans, English, isiNdebele, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana, Siswati,Tshivenda and Xitsonga
Religion : Around two thirds of South Africans are Christian of some form including Catholics,Anglicans, Dutch Reformed or African independent churches. There are significant Hindu,Muslim and Jewish communities and traditional African beliefs are also practised.
Currency : South African Rand (ZAR) – R
Time difference from India : South Africa is 3:30 hrs behind India
ISD code : + 27 and phone number
Government : Constitutional parliamentary republic▪  President : Jacob Zuma
Independence Day / National Day : 11th December is celebrated as Independence Day, from the United Kingdom.
Public Holidays : ▪  1 Jan            New Year’s Day▪  21 Mar           Human Rights Day▪  6 Apr            Good Friday▪  9 Apr            Family Day▪  27 Apr           Freedom Day▪  1 May            Workers’ Day▪  16 Jun           Youth Day▪  9 Aug            National Women’s Day▪  24 Sept          Heritage Day▪  16 Dec          Day of Reconciliation▪  25 Dec          Christmas Day

▪  26 Dec          Day of Goodwill

▪  Additional holidays may be observed regionally

Known for : Nelson Mandela, BIG Five, Cradel of Humankind, Vineyards, Gold
National Landmark : Table Mountain, Kruger National Park
National Airline with Code : South African Airways (SA)
National Flower : King Protea
National Animal / Bird : Springbok is the National Animal and Blue Crane is the National Bird
Main Trade : Mineral raw materials (gold, diamonds, platinum), agricultural produce, chemical productsand machinery.

Custom Rules :

Free import

•      200 cigarettes

•      20 of cigars

•      250g of tobacco

•      50ml of perfume

•      250ml of eau de toilette

•      2L of wine

•      1l of spirits

•      Goods for personal use.

•      Travellers may be asked to pay deposit on expensive items like laptops, which is refunded to you when the item is re-

exported. Residents who are coming back to the country are advised to register their personal items (jewellery, watches,

cameras, laptops etc.) before leaving the country to avoid paying duty on these items when re-importing them.

Prohibited

•      Narcotics and other controlled substances

•      Pornography

•      Weaponry, explosives and fireworks etc.

•      Poisonous chemical and biological substances and other health endangering substances

•      Cigarettes with a mass of more than 2 kilogram per 1000 units

•      Counterfeit goods

•      Goods breaking copyrights laws

•      Prison-made and penitentiary-made goods

Restricted

•      Local currency of over 10 000,- gold coins, coin and stamp collections and unprocessed gold need to be declared.

•      Endangered species of plants or wildlife, whether alive or dead, including any parts of and articles made from them will

need permit from CITES.

•      Plants and products thereof (honey, margarine and vegetable oils, seeds etc.)

•      Animals and products thereof (dairy products, butter, eggs)

•      Medicines for personal use need to be accompanied by the prescription and a note from your Doctor.

 

Itinerary

3N Capetown – 1N Oudtshoorn – 1N Knysna – 2N Sun City – 2N Pilanesberg – 2N Johannesburg

 

Day 01

Arrive Cape town
Arrive in Cape town and proceed to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Cape Town.

Day 02

Cape Town – City Tour
Today proceed for half day City Tour visiting the Castle, the SA museum, and a few historical sights. A highlight of the trip is a visit to bustling Green market Square. Also enjoy cable car ride, takes you up the Table Mountain (Depend on weather conditions) for a breathtaking view over the city. Evening return to your hotel. Overnight in Cape town. (B)

Day 03

Cape Town – Cape Peninsula Tour
Today depart for a full day Cape Peninsula Tour. Visit the Cape Point, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Sea Point and Camps Bay, beaches of Clifton and Llandudno. Also visit the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Seal Island. Overnight in Cape town. (B)

Day 04

Cape Town – Oudtshoorn (Approx 5 ½ hours)
Today proceed to Oudtshoorn, which is known as the `Feather Capital of the World’. On the way visit a crocodile Park where you have opportunity to take pictures with wild animals. Check into hotel and spend rest of evening at leisure. Overnight in Oudtshoorn. (B)

Day 05

Oudtshoorn – Knysna (Approx 2 hours)
Proceed from Oudtshoorn to Knysna.Enroute you will visit,Cango caves-comprises an underground wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites,Cango Ostrich farm: for some unique experiences, including ostrich racing,Cango Wildlife Ranch where you will seecheetah, lion, puma, jaguar and our rare White Bengal tigers in action.Later drive to your hotel in Knysna, Evening, you check into the hotel. Overnight in Knysna.(B)

Day 06

Knysna – George (Approx 2 hours) – Johannesburg – Sun City (Approx 2 hours 30 mins)
Proceed to George Airport, to board a flight for Johannesburg. Arrive in Johannesburg, proceed to Sun city, which has an unique heartbeat and an African rhythm of its own Overnight in Sun City.(B)

Day 07

Sun City
The day is free at leisure. Overnight in Sun City. (B) Optional:One can either enjoy various activities in the entertainment complex or choose any of the outdoor activities – Hot air ballooning, Game drives, Jet Skiing, Para sailing, Golfing, water sports etc at an additional cost

Day 08

Sun City – Pilanesberg (Approx 3 hrs drive)
Depart for Pilanesberg National Park,which will delight game viewers as it is home to the Big 5. Check in the lodge.Enjoy your lunch and then proceed for game drive. Return to your lodge for dinner. Overnight in Pilanesberg. (B,L,D)

Day 09

Pilanesberg
Enjoy a full day game drives. Overnight in Pilanesberg. (B,L,D)

Day 10

Pilanesberg – Johannesburg (Approx 7 hrs drive)
Proceed to Johannesburg, check into hotel, rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Johannesburg. (B)

Day 11

Ohannesburg – Gold Reef City Tour
Today after breakfast, proceed for Gold Reef City tour. See reconstruction of Johannesburg during the Gold Rush era, built around a mine. Evening free for relaxation. Overnight in Johannesburg. (B)

Day 12

Johannesburg – Hometown
Today after breakfast, proceed to the Johannesburg airport to board flight to your hometown next destination. (B)

Price / Inclusion

PRICE CHART

PRICE FROM STANDARD (USD) FIRST (USD)  SUPERIOR (USD)
Adult (Sharing 2) $ 3600 $ 4780 $ 5740
Child with Bed $ 2700 $ 3585 $ 4305
Infants 0-23 Months $ 720 $ 960 $ 1150
Single Traveler $ 4680 $ 6215 $ 7460

Hotel List

CITY NAME HOTEL NAME (Standard) HOTEL NAME (First) HOTEL NAME (Superior)
CAPE TOWN GARDEN COURT DE WAAL OR SIMILAR PEARL OF OUDTSHOORN OR SIMILAR STRAND TOWER OR SIMILAR CAPE ROYALE OR SIMILAR
OUDTSHOORN PEARL OF OUDTSHOORN OR SIMILAR THORNTREE OR SIMILAR ROSENHOF OR SIMILAR
KNYSNA GRAYWOOD HOTEL OR SIMILAR KNYSNA RIVER CLUB OR SIMILAR ST. JAMES OF KNYSNA OR SIMILAR
SUN CITY SUN CITY CABANAS OR SIMILAR SUN CITY MAIN HOTEL OR SIMILAR SUN CITY CASCADES OR SIMILAR
PILANESBERG LACK RHINO LODGE OR SIMILAR BLACK RHINO LODGE OR SIMILAR SHEPHERDS TREE LODGE OR SIMILAR
JOHANNESBURG GARDEN COURT SANDTON OR SIMILAR HILTON SANDTON OR SIMILAR RADISSON SANDTON ORSIMILAR

Inclusions

  • 11 Nights Accommodation in Selected Hotels.
  • Return airport Transfers by Seat in Private van as mentioned above
  • Meals: Breakfast (B) Pilanesburg stay includes Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner and game drive.
  • Full day “Cape Peninsula” & a half-day CityTour in Cape Town.
  • Day visit to Cango Caves and Wildlife Ranch, Ostrich Farm.Game drives in Pilanesburg National Park as per itinerary
  • Half day tour to Gold Reef City.(Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays – no kids under 6 years allowed down into the mine)
  • All Entrance Fees as per the Itinerary with cable car ride

Exclusions
  • 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

Note
  • 1USD = INR 52. 
  • High Season surcharge applicable. 
  • Above rates are not valid for the month of DECEMBER
  • Driver is NOT A GUIDE, he will take you to the sightseeings mentioned in the itinerary. 
  • You will have to explore the place of visit on your own. 
  • The prevailing Rate of Exchange of the day of payment will be applicable
  • 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. 
  • You can upgrade to an alternate room category, hotels and air bookings by paying an extra cost
  • International hotel check in is 1400hrs and checkout would be 1200hrs. 
  • Early check in and late check out subject to availability. 
  • Itineraries are subject to change
  • For Security Deposits, Credit card is required at the time of hotel check in. 
  • Book early to ensure best rates & services and hassle-free Visa processing. 
  • Contact us to tailor-make this itinerary to suit you best

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