Name of Tour : Best of South Africa
Duration : 08 Nights/09 Days
DAY 01: Arrival in Cape Town (India – Cape Town)
On your arrival at the OR Tambo airport, you will head to domestic departures to catch your flight to Cape Town International Airport. (Flight cost has not been included in the mentioned rate). You will be greeted by our efficient representative to make your transfers convenient. Upon arrival at Cape Town, you will be transferred to the hotel in Mother City in a private vehicle by road. Reach your hotel and check in. The afternoon is free for you to explore the Mother City on your own. Spend the night relaxing at the hotel.
DAY 02: A Tour of Cape Town
Wake up in the morning and treat yourself to a filling breakfast. After breakfast, depart in a private vehicle to a city tour of Cape Town. Your first stop will take you on a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain (If the weather permits) that will give you a panoramic view of the city and its lovely coastline. Proceed to the historic Malay Quarter also known as Bo Khaap. Also, visit the South African Museum famous for its Bushmen exhibits, the Castle of Good Hope and other interesting sights. Finally head to visit the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, a famous tourist spot known for its many shops and restaurants. Those of you who wish to explore this part more can stay back at the harbor and later return to the hotel on your own. Rest overnight at the hotel.
DAY 03: Traversing Through Cape Point
Begin your day with a sumptuous breakfast and gear up for a full day tour of Cape Point.
Our first stop is Hout Bay that was once a fishing community and is today a popular residential area. A visit here lets you relish the old world charm of the bygone era. Enjoy a half-hour cruise to “”Seal Island”” where you get a chance to see hundreds of seals huddled in one spot. Those who don’t wish to visit the seal island, can either choose the ‘Mariners Wharf’ or the fish market. As we advance alongside the Indian Ocean, we take a stop at the Boulders Beach to see the Jackass penguin colony near Simons town. African penguins here are endangered species and witness throngs of visitors every year. In the afternoon, we head to Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope, the place where two oceans meet with the cold water of the Atlantic and hot water of the Indian Ocean converge. The next destination is the most beautiful gardens in Africa, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Lying beautifully at the foot of Table Mountain they are home to a wide variety of flora in the region. After a day of great sightseeing, return to your hotel for an overnight stay.
DAY 04: Scenic Drive from Cape Town to Garden Route
Today after a wholesome breakfast, gear up to travel approximately 6.5 hours from Cape Town to reach Knysna. Upon arrival in Knysna, check-in to your hotel and relax for a few hours.
The town is famous for its lagoon and the beautiful forest cover surrounding it. It’s a known sojourn for sailing enthusiasts and attracts throngs of tourists every year. It has lots of shops specializing in woodwork and traditional furniture. In the evening, get set for the sunset cruise on the Knysna Lagoon. The setting sun is a sight to behold and is a must do when in this region. Overnight at the hotel
Day 05: Full Day Tour of Oudtshoorn
Today after finishing breakfast in the morning, you proceed for a full day tour of Oudtshoorn, the largest town in the Little Karoo region. It is home to the largest ostrich population in the world. It also houses a number of specialized ostrich breeding farms, one of the famous ones being the Safari Show Farm that we will be visiting.
Here you get a chance to see thousands of ostriches and see them from incubation stage to full grown adults. You also get an opportunity to ride an ostrich here. The farm has an excellent restaurant specializing in South African Cuisine, especially ostrich meat (lunch not included in the rate). There is also a curio shop where you can buy ostrich products.
The next stop today is the Congo Caves, the Klein Karoo’s oldest and most popular attraction. Situated in a limestone ridge parallel to the Swartberg Mountains, they have the finest dripstone caverns, with vast halls and towering formations.
Next, we visit the Cango Wildlife Ranch where you also get a chance to view animal species that inhabited the Karoo Region in older days. After an eventful day, return to your hotel and stay overnight.
Day 06: Garden Route – Johannesburg | Johannesburg – Sun City
Breakfast will be served at the lodge. Depart in a private road transfer to George Airport for your flight to Johannesburg. Arrive in Johannesburg and depart on a private road transfer to Sun City. Known as South Africa’s premier holiday resort, Sun City offers an array of recreation activities for people of all ages. Located about 2 hours away from Johannesburg by road, Sun City offers golfing, gaming and gambling opportunities. The four hotels in the region all offer unique holiday experiences from romance to family fun. Arrive at your designated hotel and check-in. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 07: An Exciting Day at Sun City
Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast at the hotel and then get ready for a day of fun and frolic. The day is at leisure for you to enjoy at your own pace indulging in activities of your choice. Go for a swim in the beautiful pool area is surrounded by tropical plants. For those who enjoy water sports, head to the Water World and the Valley of Waves that offer a wide variety of water activities. A sports lovers’ paradise, Suncity has two golf courses designed by Gary Player and also some amazing tennis courts. Other sporting activities include bowls, mini-golf, squash, ten-pin bowling and horse riding. There is also a gym and sauna for those who like to stick to their health routines. After enjoying your day, spend the night relaxing at your hotel.
Day 08: Drive from Sun City – Johannesburg
Breakfast will be served at the hotel. Today we bid adieu to Sun City and head back to Johannesburg but not before we stop by the Gold Reef City Tour. Gold Reef City gives you a chance to view Johannesburg in its original glory as it was back in late 19th and the early 20th century. The gold mining industry, which it is known for is one of the biggest contributing factors in the economic development of the country. Get a glimpse of this flourishing industry as we take you on a tour into the belly of a Gold Mine. After this, you also get a chance to view the melting and pouring process which culminates into a gleaming bar of gold bullion. After a session of glitter and gold, arrive at Emperors Palace hotel and check-in. The evening is at leisure for you to enjoy your way. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 09: Depart South Africa
Your delightful tour of South Africa ends today. After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, enjoy your journey to Cape Town International Airport. Board the flight to Johannesburg, and then enjoy your journey back home as you carry along fond memories to cherish forever.