Jewels of South Africa Safari and Tour

South Africa Safari

This 12 days tour of South Africa is where you can enjoy the country's premium highlights with Zimbabwe as ice on the cake. Immerse yourself in this combination of a trendy safari and luxurious tour of major highlights and cities of South Africa. In fact this is Enchanting tour featuring the melting pot of cultures, an inspiring journey through nature and a refined side of exotic South Africa.


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In this wonderful expedition combining natural sites and wild life safaris, you will not only explore the marvels of South Africa as a country but discover the unsurpassed beauty of Zimbabwe and other surrounding notable regions in the whole South African neighbourhood. You will visit the vibrant cities , the lush savannas, take a sunset cruise in the Zambezi, discover the marvellous Victoria falls or as native call them the 'Mosi-oa-Tunya'. You will also visit the Oudtshoorn Taverns and Cango wild life habitat staying in the best lodges. You will also take a canopy tour and other adrenalin activities over tropical forests. Let`s not forget vibrant and historic cities and sites in South Africa like Johannesburg, Cape Town and many others. Not to forget of course the Atlantic Seaboard replete of fishing villages and Seal Island for animal and birds viewing. A twelve days tour of adventure activities, wildlife safaris and deluxe lodges are all at your reach.

Pilanesberg - Victoria Falls - Johannesburg - Knysna - Cape Town

DAY TO DAY ITINERARY

20TH JULY 2016: JOHANNESBURG- PILANESBERG(+/-3HRS DRIVE)

WELCOME TO SOUTH AFRICA

Today you will arrive at OR Tambo International Airport. On arrival, after completing custom and immigration formalities, collect your baggage and proceed towards the exit into the International Arrivals Terminal where you will meet our representatives.
You will then be shown to your transfer coach for your 3 hour drive to Bakubung Bush Lodge, Pilanesberg. En-route to Pilanesberg, we will make a short stop for lunch at a proudly South African fast food restaurant. On arrival at Bakubung Bush Lodge, our representatives will check in on your behalf, thereafter you will have the rest of the day at your leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at Bakubung Bush Lodge.

21ST JULY 2016: PILANESBERG – GAME DRIVE AND DAY TRIP TO SUN CITY

Today’s schedule is jam packed with exciting tours for you! It would be advisable to have tea/coffee in your room before the Game Drive.

06h00 - 08h30- You will experience a safari game drive viewing wild animals in their natural habitat.
08h30 - 09h30 – Enjoy a delicious breakfast.
11h00 - We will depart from Bakubung Lodge for a day trip to Sun City.
Lunch will be provided at Sun City.
NB: Please pay attention in the bus for the meeting point and time which will be indicated by the Sure Mithas Travel representatives.
Dinner and overnight stay at Bakubung Bush Lodge

22ND JULY 2016: PILANESBERG- ORTIA(+/-3HRS DRIVE)-VICTORIA FALLS ZIMBABWE(BY FLIGHT)

Early this morning you will enjoy breakfast at the lodge before you leave for the airport.
At 06h45 please bring your baggage to the reception as we will be departing from Pilanesberg, promptly, at 07h00 to OR Tambo International Airport for your flight to Victoria Falls.
Please note: you will need to be at the airport 3 hours prior to departure.

On arrival at Victoria Falls Airport, after completing custom and immigration formalities, collect your baggage and proceed towards the exit into the Arrivals Terminal where you will meet our representative who will show you to your coach for your transfer to The Kingdom Hotel.
Dinner and overnight stay at The Kingdom Hotel.
The Victoria Falls constitutes one of the most spectacular natural wonders of the world. The Local people call it "Mosi-oa- Tunya" -- the smoke that thunders and the Falls are remarkable.
There is a magic about them manifested in the towering column of spray when the river is high, the thunder of the falling water, the terrifying abyss and tranquil lagoons upstream in which hippo and deadly crocodiles lurk.
The Victoria falls is 1 708 meters wide, making it the largest curtain of water in the world. It drops between 90m and 107m into the Zambezi Gorge and an average of 550,000 cubic meters of water plummet over the edge every minute.

23RD JULY 2016: VICTORIA FALLS – HALF DAY TOUR OF THE FALLS AND SUNSET CRUISE

Breakfast at hotel at your leisure
At 08h15, please meet your guide in the hotel reception for your half day guided tour of the falls. After the tour, you will be free at leisure to enjoy lunch from 12h00 – 14h00.
At 15h15, please meet in the reception to depart for the sunset cruise.
Dinner and overnight stay at The Kingdom Hotel.

24 TH JULY 2016: VICTORIA FALLS-JOHANNESBURG (BY FLIGHT)

Breakfast at the hotel at your leisure
07h30 - check out from the Hotel and meet in reception, with your baggage, for your half day Johannesburg City Tour and transfer to OR Tambo International Airport.

Highlights of the Johannesburg City Tour
The historical buildings of downtown Johannesburg, Hillbrow and the landmark Post Office tower en route, The "Top of Africa" at the Carlton Centre, Drive by the Brixton Tower, The affluent suburb of Houghton, The Su-preme Court, Nelson Mandela Bridge in New Town, Luthuli House, De Beers Head Quarters, Museum Africa (time permitting), Fully guided tour of Constitutional Hill.
On arrival at OR Tambo International Airport, we will have lunch at Nandos, thereafter we will proceed to the domestic departures terminal B to check in for our local flight to George
On arrival in George, we will be met by our driver who will show us to our transfer coach to Knysna Log Inn.
At Knysna Log Inn, our representative will check in on your behalf.
At 18h45 we will walk to The Drydock Restaurant at the waterfront for dinner. Please ensure you are in the lobby by 18h40.
Overnight stay at Knysna Log Inn

26TH JULY 2016: FULL DAY TOUR OF OUDTSHOORN

The Cango Caves are located in Precambrian limestones at the foothills of the Swartberg range near the town of Oudtshoorn, in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. The principal cave is one of the country's finest, best known, and most popular tourist caves, and attracts many visitors from overseas. Although the extensive system of tunnels and chambers go on for over four kilometres, only about a quarter of this is open to visitors, who may proceed into the cave only in groups supervised by a guide.

08h45- Meet in reception for full day tour of Oudtshoorn.
  • The tour starts with a scenic drive through George and over the Outeniqua Mountains past Oudtshoorn to the Cango Caves, one of the world's great natural wonders sculptured by nature through the ages - a series of dripstone caverns that open into vast halls of tow-ering stalagmite formations.
  • This is followed by a fascinating visit to an ostrich farm, where you can stand on an egg and even ride an ostrich!
  • After a delicious lunch at award-winning Jemima';s Restaurant in Oudtshoorn, it's on to Cango Wildlife Ranch, a breeding facility for endangered species - here you can touch a cheetah, enjoy the closeness of a tiger cub or wrap yourself in a python!
18h00 - Return to your Hotel
18h45 - we will walk to The Cruise Cafe Restaurant at the waterfront for dinner. Please ensure you are in the lobby by 18h40.
Overnight stay at Knysna Log Inn

27 TH JULY 2016: FULL DAY TOUR OF TSITSIKAMMA

Breakfast at the hotel at your leisure.
08h45 - Meet in reception for full day tour of Tsitsikamma.

  • The Tsitsikamma area is known for its adrenalin activities, and your next adventure is a canopy tour or zipline tour, in which you will traverse from one platform to another along a steel cable suspended 30 metres above the forest floor between giant yellowwood trees or over waterfalls! (Optional extra at R375pp)
  • At the Tsitsikamma Nature Reserve we'll take enjoy a walk through the forest to the suspension bridge followed by lunch at the Tsitsi-kamma Nature Reserve
  • Next stop at Bloukrans, the World's Highest Commercial Bungy Jump at a whooping 216 m high! A proud record for South Africa and particularly, Tsitsikamma, would you like to face your greatest fear? (cost of the jump for own account)
  • Lunch will be at the Tsitsikamma’s very own Cattle Baron.
  • After lunch depart for a scenic drive, descending the Groot River Pass to Nature’s Valley.
  • Next stop is Monkeyland, the world's first free roaming multi-species primate sanctuary, OR Birds of Eden, the largest free flight bird aviary in the world. OPTIONAL EXTRA
18h00 - Return to your Hotel
18h45 - we will walk to JJ’s Restaurant at the waterfront for dinner. Please ensure you are in the lobby by 18h40.
Overnight stay at Knysna Log Inn

28TH JULY 2016: KNYSNA-CAPE TOWN(+/-06HRS DRIVE)

Breakfast at the hotel at your leisure.
08h15 - check out from the hotel and meet in reception, with your baggage for your transfer to Cape Town.
Along the way, we will stop at Tredici in Swellendam for lunch. (A menu will be passed around in the bus, please let our representative know what you would like to order for lunch so that we can place the order before we arrive). After lunch we will stop at Van Loveren Wine Estate. In their tasting room you can enjoy an informal tasting at their pods(complimentary), or treat yourself to a relaxed food & wine pairing with a platter on the deck overlooking the garden (for own account). Platters include chocolate and wine, cheese and wine, charcuterie and wine, nougat, nuts and wine, a Four Cousins fan pairing as well as non-alcoholic pairings for both adults and children. On arrival at AHA Inn on the Square, our representative will check in on your behalf.
Dinner and overnight stay at AHA Inn on the Square

29TH JULY 2016: FULL DAY TABLE MOUNTAIN AND CITY TOUR

Breakfast at the hotel at your leisure.
08h45 - Meet in reception for your Table Mountain and City Tour.

  • The tour begins with an exhilarating cable car trip to the top of Cape Town's iconic Table Mountain with its breath-taking panoramic views of the city and beyond. (Weather permitting.)
  • Drive to the Company Gardens, a city oasis which boast a Saffron Pear Tree believed to be the oldest cultivated tree in South Africa, a rose garden and pools with brightly coloured fish, the South African Museum and the fascinating Slave Lodge Museum which until 1811 housed the slaves belonging to the Dutch East India Company.
  • Lunch at Fork Tapas Restaurant.
  • The tour continues to the bustling flea market at Greenmarket Square which is packed with interesting African curios and hand crafted works of art.
  • The Bo-Kaap on the slopes of Signal Hill, formerly known as the Malay Quarter, is an historical centre of Cape Malay culture.
  • A visit to the District Six Museum, established in December 1994, provides a fascinating insight into the history of forced removals in South Africa during the Apartheid Era and a history of the a mixed community of freed slaves, merchants, artisans, labourers and immigrants who inhabited this vibrant centre.
18h00 - Return to your hotel.
Dinner and overnight stay at AHA Inn on the Square

30TH JULY 2016: FULL DAY ROBBEN ISLAND AND V&A WATERFRONT TOUR

Breakfast at the hotel at your leisure.
09h45- Meet in reception for your Robben Island and V&A Waterfront Tour.

  • Begin with a ferry trip to Robben Island at 11h00, a half hour trip across Table Bay to the famous world heritage site where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for nearly 30 years. Not always a prison, it served as a training and defence station in World War II and a hospital (1846-1931) for people with leprosy and the mentally and chronically ill who were outcasts of society.
  • A tour of the island will include a visit to the Maximum Security Prison, interaction with an ex-political prisoner, a 45-minute bus ride with a guide providing commentary and the opportunity to explore the Murray's Bay Harbour precinct attractions, such as the Muslim shrine, or Kramat, and the Museum Shop.
  • Return by ferry to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront where you will enjoy lunch at one of the many waterfront eateries and have the opportunity to shop at South Africa's most visited destination, with over 400 retail outlets selling everything from fashion, home ware and curios, to jewellery, leather goods and audiovisual equipment.
18h00 - Return to your hotel.
Dinner and overnight stay at AHA Inn on the Square

31ST JULY 2016: FULL DAY CAPE PENINSULA TOUR

Breakfast at the hotel at your leisure.
08h45- Meet in reception for your Cape Peninsula Tour.

  • Your tour starts with a scenic drive along the Atlantic Seaboard, via Sea Point and Camps Bay to the fishing village of Hout Bay for an exhilarating boat trip to Seal Island (weather permitting)
  • Continue to Cape Point through Chapman's peak (if open), where the romantic notion that this is where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet, draws thousands of visitors every year. The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve is recognised globally for its spectacular beauty, rich biodiversity, animal and bird life, historic lighthouses and shipwrecks.
  • Enjoy lunch at Seaforth Restaurant before moving on to the historic naval base, Simon's Town, a village rich in history and character, with its penguin and seal colonies, fishing and bird life, and quaint architecture.
  • Drive back to Cape Town along the coastline passing many seaside towns, then visit the world-renowned Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, which boasts only indigenous South African plants and is set against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain.
18h00 - Return to your hotel.
Dinner and overnight stay at AHA Inn on the Square

1ST AUGUST 2016: CAPE TOWN-JOHANNESBURG - HOME

04h00- Check out of the hotel and meet in the hotel lobby for your transfer to Cape Town International Airport for your local flight to OR Tambo International Airport. On arrival at OR Tambo International Airport, make your way to the International Departures Terminal A to check in to your onward flight

DATE PRICE PER ADULT BASIS STATUS

Cost per person based on double occupancy: $2885.00

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