Places covered: Cape Town, Sun City, Pilanesberg Reserve, Kruger National Park, Johannesburg
Duration: 10Nights/ 11Days
Category: Wildlife / Safari Tour Packages
On arrival at Johannesburg International Airport, transfer for your domestic flight to Cape Town. Upon arrival in the afternoon, transfer to the hotel in Cape Town. After checking into your hotel relax, later depart to the West Coast Ostrich Ranch. Situated only twenty minutes from Cape Town’s Waterfront, the Kanigowski family have built up a very popular tourist destination encompassing informative tours with high quality, great value leather and curio shops and an ostrich meat orientated restaurant. Depart for a forty-five-minute informative trail, including a display room, the Leather Factory, West coast white ostriches, dwarf ostriches, black neck ostriches, emus, rheas, peacocks, ostrich chicks, incubator, cactus garden, spectacular views of Table Mountain and the surrounding countryside. The highlight of the trail is the ostrich show, where each member of the tour has the opportunity to sit on a live ostrich, with Table Mountain as a backdrop. Then enjoy stunning views from the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. Situated between Table Mountain & Robben Island in the heart of a working harbour, the V&A is Africa’s most visited destination; it is home to waterfront walkways, refurbished historical buildings, museums, boat trips, craft markets, shops, hotels, bars, cinemas, upmarket craft markets and the Two Oceans Aquarium. Back to your hotel in the late evening. Overnight at the hotel in Cape Town.
After breakfast depart on a half-day Mother City tour. Visit the scenic coastal drive through Clifton & Sea Point & later visit the Houses of Parliament, the Castle, the SA Museum, and a few other historical sights District Six, Bo-Kaap, Slave Lodge & ending at the bustling Greenmarket Square. A cable car ride takes you up the Table Mountain (If the weather permitting) or visits Signal Hill for a breathtaking view over the city. Back to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Cape Town.
This great tour shows you the best of the spectacular Cape Peninsula and why it is called the Fairest Cape. Travel past Sea Point and Camps Bay, past the famous beaches of Clifton and Llandudno towards Hout Bay. Drive along the Atlantic Seaboard. Pass through Noordhoek and Scarborough. Later you will take to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Enjoy the funicular ride aboard the “Flying Dutchman and enjoy the unforgettable views. Visit the beautiful Boulders Beach, and have the option to sit among the famous colony of Jackass Penguins. Thereafter we enjoy the naval port of Simon’s Town and know about the legend of “Able Seaman Just Nuisance the Great Dane Dog that was inducted in Royal Navy. Return to the hotel and overnight at the hotel in Cape Town.
Check out of the hotel in Cape Town and transfer to the airport for your flight back to Johannesburg. Upon arrival in Johannesburg, transfer to the Sun City which is around a two-hour drive from Johannesburg. Sun City is a complete leisure resort with magnificent hotels, dazzling shows, nightlife and a fabulous casino. Explore the vast complex of Sun City. You will be amazed at this oasis in the desert, with a man-made sea, complete with waves and beaches. Enjoy windsurfing or go swimming at the Valley of the Waves or you can relax at the Water World. Enter into the Entertainment Centre where fantasies come true. Take a helicopter ride over Sun City at an additional cost and see the marvels of this man-made wonder from the sky. In the evening, see the Palace of the Lost City and surrounding gardens. There are spectacular elephant sculptures inside the Palace of the Lost City Hotel in the courtyard leading to the Valley of the Waves. Also, you could pay a visit to the casino or soak in the splendour of this splendid resort city. Alternatively, pay a visit to the casino or soak in the splendour of this splendid resort city. Overnight at the hotel in Sun City.
Early in the morning depart from Sun City for a game drive in Pilanesberg Game Reserve which is situated very close to the Sun City. On your game drive, you have a chance to spot the big five and a variety of other wildlife here. You will also have the option of an additional hot air balloon safari on your own. See early presence of man in Stone and Iron Age sites. Also, see the landscape with rocky outcrops and grasslands. In the late afternoon, leave the reserve and drive back to Sun City for further leisure activities in the evening. Overnight at the hotel in Sun City.
Start early in the morning and depart on the long and lovely 7-hour drive passing through the towns of Witbank and Nelspruit en route to the internationally acclaimed Kruger National Park. The Kruger National Park is a home to different mammal, bird and plant species. The focus is on interpretive game viewing with the knowledge and experience of your guide sure to enhance the safari experience. Back to your lodge in the park. Dinner and overnight at the lodge in Kruger.
In the morning depart for a safari in an area of the Southern Kruger National Park. The different ecological areas, ranging from river brush to open savannah support an abundance of wildlife. Sightings of the large game, most notably the Big Five is sure to be an experience not to be forgotten. The lion, buffalo, elephant, leopard and rhino are amongst the worlds most graceful and imposing mammals and the two million hectares Kruger National Park is a refuge where these magnificent creatures can still roam free untouched by time and humanity. During the late afternoon, embark on a night drive accompanied by a Kruger Park Ranger. After sundown overlooking the African bush, the safari focuses on viewing the animals as they go about their daily lives. Watch the small cat species the Lion and Leopard as they ready themselves for the hunt are sure to be amongst the highlights. Dinner and overnight at the lodge in Kruger.
In the morning depart for a game drive in this wilderness area followed by breakfast and some time for relaxation. Then, embark on the long but return journey to Johannesburg via the national highway. En route, enjoy a brief tour of Pretoria. Upon arrival in Johannesburg in the late evening. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Johannesburg.
After breakfast in the morning, visit the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg. Then leave for the Sterkfontein Caves. The Sterkfontein Caves are made of limestone and are one of the richest and most productive paleo-anthropological sites in the world and form part of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. The Sterkfontein Caves is now home to a top restaurant. Also get to see the other sites in the Cradle of Humankind, including Swartkrans, Minnaars, Plovers Lake, Wondercave and Kromdraai. You will also go on a tour of Lesedi Culture Village to live the experience of the vibrant and colourful traditions of the Basotho, Ndebele, Pedi, Xhosa and Zulu people. See the Lesedi tribal dancers and enjoy a pan African feast with delicacies from northern, eastern and southern Africa. Drive back to Johannesburg. Overnight at the hotel in Johannesburg.
Today, after breakfast, you will be transferred to the Magaliesberg Meander. The Magaliesberg Mountain Range on the Northern side of Johannesburg has developed as a fascinating mix of recreation, nature conservation and urban development. Picturesque, take the “Elephant Sanctuary tour. The area is surrounded by natural indigenous bush and is home to impala, klipspringer, baboons, porcupine, caracal, leopard, a host of other small mammals, 350 bird species and, of course, four magnificent African Elephants which you will see on the sanctuary tour. Then after lunch, go on the De Wildt Cheetah tour. (which is closed on Mondays and children above 6 are only allowed) The King Cheetah was first bred here and the centre is renowned for its success in breeding rare and endangered species. Then drive back to Johannesburg via Hartebeespoort Dam in the village of Hartebeespoort. Enjoy the scenic drives. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Johannesburg.
After breakfast, transfer to the Johannesburg airport for your flight back home.