8 Nights Trip to South Africa
- Day 1
JohannesburgJohannesburg is one of Africa’s biggest and most vibrant cities. It is the economic capital of Africa and the gateway to Southern Africa. Although not as famous as other South African destinations, there is plenty to do in Johannesburg and nearby Pretoria. The old city is a multi-cultural mixture of traditional medicine shops, Chinese restaurants, taxi ranks and ultra modern skyscrapers. There are excellent museums, art galleries and organised tours of historical and political interest. The shopping is Southern Africa’s best and the many restaurants cater for all tastes. The nearby township of Soweto is Johannesburg’s most popular tourist attraction. Day Notes:Arrive at O.R Tambo International Airport and be met by an ERM Representative. Depart on a complimentary shuttle to your hotel. Arrive at the hotel and check in Day at leisure Dinner
- Day 2
Sun CitySun City : Sun City is internationally renowned as South Africa’s premier holiday resort and it offers a multitude of attractions and activities to keep everyone occupied. With its combination of golf, game and gambling, as well as world class hotels it is a mini Las Vegas in the African bush.Day Notes : Breakfast will be served at the hotel. Be met by a transfer representative and depart on a private road transfer to Sun City (Drive time from Johannesburg to Sun City is +/- 2.5 hours drive) via a tour to Gold Reef City booked at 09H00. (Gold Reef City closed on Monday and Tuesday) (Children under 7 years of age cannot do the underground mine tour). After the Gold Reef City Tour depart for lunch. Lunch After lunch depart to Sun City. Arrive at Sun City and check inn Day at leisure Dinner.
- Day 3
Sun CityDay Notes : Breakfast will be served at the hotel. Day at leisure Lunch Make your way to the welcome centre for the Pilanesberg game. Dinner
- Day 4
KnysnaKnysna : Nestled between the imposing Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean and surroundedby world-renowned forests, Knysna offers a wealth of activities for visitors. The beautiful lagoon and more than eight beaches provide opportunities to swim, surf, canoe, yacht, jet- ski, boat, fish, walk on soft sand and take ferry rides. Various markets offer organic goods, delicious food, indigenous plants and a social atmosphere. Mountains, valleys, lakes, forests and streams are ready to be explored. The region isn’t known as the “Garden of Eden” for nothing! A birding route is available for avid bird watchers. World class golf courses are at your doorstep. And of course the area is famous for the Knysna Heads and delicious oysters. Day Notes : Breakfast will be served at the hotel. Be met by a transfer representative and depart on a private road transfer to O.R Tambo International Airport and make your way to domestic departures for your schedule flight Arrive at George Airport and be met by a transfer representative and depart on a private road transfer to Knysna via lunch at Jewel of India booked at 14H35. (Kindly note that clients has to leave from Jewel of India latest by 15H30 in order to make it for the cruise. Should clients leave later the clients will not make it in time for the cruise) Arrive at the hotel and check inn Depart on a John Benn Cruise (Time permitting) Dinner Featherbed John Benn : The Featherbed Company gives visitors to the Garden Route ‘an unforgettable experience on the Knysna Lagoon’. The Lagoon, more accurately defined as an estuary, has five fresh water rivers flowing in from the surrounding Outeniqua Mountains meeting with the surge of sea water from the Indian Ocean through the mighty headlands – known as the ‘Knysna Heads’ – the grand sandstone cliffs towering above the entrance to the Knysna Lagoon. There are various family holiday things to do in Knysna of which the Featherbed Company offers several unique activities in Knysna. With our own private nature reserve trails, restaurants and fleet of various boats we can offer activities from cruising, private functions, conferences, and weddings on board, nature trails and hiking the Knysna Heads. Our fleet ranges from a catamaran sailing boat to ferries and the Paddle Cruiser and the famous John Benn.
- Day 5
KnysnaDay Notes : Breakfast will be served at the hotel Be met by a transfer representative and depart for a full day Oudthsoorn Tour. Lunch Dinner Activities : Cango Caves Safari Ostrich Showfarm Cango Wildlife Ranch Cango Caves :The spectacular Cango Caves are a subterranean wonderland of magnificent stalactite and stalagmite rock formations that attracts thousands of visitors annually. They extend more than two kilometres into the Swartberg Mountains and visitors can take guided tours that wind through narrow passageways and steep stairways linking the massive caverns.Safari Ostrich Showfarm : Safari Ostrich Show Farm is an operating farm where visitors will see large flocks of ostriches at different stages of development in the surrounding fields. Visitors are assured of personal attention and upon their arrival are greeted by one of our multi-lingual guides who will, during the course of the tour explain every aspect of ostrich farming, from breeding to rearing. The tour starts in the breeding camp, with a nest of ostrich eggs, where the first stage of the ostrich life cycle is explained. Visitors will get the opportunity to test the strength of the eggs by standing on them – a great photo opportunity. During the breeding season visitors get to see ostrich eggs hatching in the incubator rooms. Visitors get to sit on an ostrich and those who are brave enough can even try their hand at riding one. Every tour ends with an “Ostrich Derby” where local jockeys display their riding skills. A highly entertaining and educational tour is guaranteed.Cango Wildlife Ranch :The Cango Wildlife Ranch promotes awareness and conservation of endangered species, while encouraging supervised interaction – making this a wonderful destination for children of all ages. Housing the oldest and largest cheetah contact centre worldwide, visitors can view these powerful, speedy cats in a natural bushveld environment from elevated walkways. From predators of the land to predators of the water, visitors can then move on to the crocodile and alligator enclosures to study more of the world’s most dangerous beasts.
- Day 6
Cape TownCape Town :Resting at the confluence of the Indian and Atlantic Ocean, sandwiched between the slopes of the iconic Table Mountain and the glistening sapphire waters of Table Bay, the exceptionally scenic city of Cape Town is in a class of its own. Some cities boast rich culture, vibrant nightlife, a cosmopolitan atmosphere and extraordinary architecture, while others boast breathtaking landscapes and extraordinary natural wonders. Cape Town, is lucky enough to be blessed with all of these attractions and so much more. With its bustling harbour, world-class beaches, top-notch vineyards, and its mountainous surroundings brimming with diverse flora and fauna, Cape Town consistently captivates the hearts of all who visit.Day Notes :Breakfast will be served at the hotel Be met by a transfer representative and depart on a private overland transfer to Cape Town(Drive time from Knysna to Cape Town is +/- 6.5 hours drive) Arrive at the hotel and check in Dinner
- Day 7
Cape TownDay Notes : Breakfast will be served at the hotel.Be met by a transfer representative and depart on a half day city tour of Cape Town including Table Mountain (Weather permitting). Lunch Spend the rest of the day at leisure dinnerActivities : Cape Town City Tour Half DayCape Town City Tour Half Day :On a clear day from the summit of Table Mountain you get spectacular views of the City, its Waterfront, Camps Bay, the majestic Hottentots Holland Mountains to the East and the mountains of the Cape Peninsula all the way down to Cape Point to the south. The Table Mountain cableway, a must for all visitors to the Cape, boasts revolving floors, giving passengers a 360 degree view. After descending the mountain, you will depart on a tour of the “Mother City” taking in Signal Hill – where the Noon Day Gun is fired at midday, every day except Sunday – through the colourful Bo-Kaap or Cape Malay Quarter, past the Grand Parade, City Hall and the Castle of Good Hope and South African Cultural History Museum.
- Day 8
Cape TownDay Notes :Breakfast will be served at the hotel. Depart on a full day Cape Point Tour Lunch dinner Activities :Seal Island Hout Bay Chapman’s Peak Cape Point Cape Point Funicular Boulders Penguin ColonySeal Island Hout Bay :Trips departing from Hout Bay Harbour ferry passengers across to nearby Duiker Island – also known as Seal Island – where thousands of Cape Fur Seals can be seen in their natural habitat. The boat trip provides beautiful views of the bay, the harbour, The Sentinel and Chapman’s Peak.Chapman’s Peak :Chapman’s Peak Drive winds it way between Noordhoek and Hout Bay. Situated on the Atlantic Coast, at the south-western tip of South Africa, it is one of the most spectacular marine drives anywhere in the world. The 9km route, with its 114 curves, skirts the rocky coastline of Chapman’s Peak. The drive offers stunning 180° views with many areas along the route where you can stop and take in the scenery or sit down for a relaxing picnic.Cape Point :Cape Point is a spectacular sight, covered in endemic fynbos and home to breathtaking bays, beaches and rolling green hills and valleys, just 60km outside of Cape Town. Cape Point falls within the Cape Floral Region, a World Heritage Site. The Cape Floral Region is one of the richest areas for plants in the world – it is home to nearly 20% of Africa’s flora. Cape Point is open daily and is a must-see.Cape Point Funicular :The Flying Dutchman funicular takes visitors at Cape Point up to the lighthouse, where there is an outstanding view of the point and ocean. The funicular is named after a ghost ship whose destiny it is to sail the oceans forever. More information can be found at the museum.Boulders Penguin Colony :The Boulders Visitor Centre is home to the famous colony of Jackass Penguins, so called for their hilarious braying call. This is a truly special experience and Table Mountain National Park staff are knowledgeable and offer guided tours. After you have fallen in love with the penguins head to the secluded Boulders Beach and take a swim in the comparatively warm waters of the False Bay.
- Day 9
DepartureDay Notes :Breakfast will be served at the hotelBe met by a transfer representative and depart on a private road transfer to Cape Town International Airport and make your way to International departures for your schedule flight back home.