South African
Highlights

Why you should go…

Visit  some of the main highlights of South Africa including Johannesburg, Cape Town and the Winelands.

Explore the wonder and beauty of South Africa.

 

This is a Sample itinerary for preorganized groups

Travel ltinerary Highlights

Johannesburg | Soweto | Lesedi | Pilanesberg | Cape Town | Cape Peninsula | Winelands |  Hermanus | Knysna | Plettenberg Bay

Suggested Length

12 Days / 11 Nights

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Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival – Johannesburg

Arrival.  Transfer with meet and greet and orientation tour of Johannesburg.
Some call Johannesburg “Jo’burg” or “Jozi or “City of Gold”. The name refers to Johannesburg’s beginnings as a 19th-century gold rush town and today it is the country’s commercial center. Economic strength, energy, a beautiful climate, and commercial vitality make Johannesburg a fascinating destination. With around 5 million residents, it is the largest African city south of the Sahara. Around the city you will see many yellow-colored hills – called “Mine Dumps” – these were created from the underground soil from the early gold mines and are a unique feature of Johannesburg. Enjoy a city tour of the financial capital of South Africa before being transferred to your hotel – at leisure until dinner at hotel – Overnight Johannesburg (D)

sandton city

Day 2

Johannesburg – Soweto

Breakfast at hotel. Today you will embark on a discovery of the racial segregation experienced by millions of South Africans a mere decade ago on your full day Soweto Tour. This tour takes you through the streets of Soweto and its adjoining townships. Taking in the bustling neighborhood life, we drive past Soweto’s informal settlements, the more affluent suburbs, visiting Hector Pietersen Museum and Mandela House (family museum). This tour provides an insight into the 1976 Soweto uprising, the apartheid system, and the birth of a new democratic country. Lunch is included at a local restaurant before continuing to the Apartheid Museum for a visit. South Africa’s struggle for liberation has been a journey of pain and strife. Freedom brought peace to our land in 1994 after centuries of colonialism and more than 40 years of life under apartheid. The permanent exhibition is a trip through time that traces the country’s footsteps from these dark days of bondage to a place of healing founded on the principles of a democracy. After tour transfer back to hotel. Dinner at restaurant in Mandela Square. Overnight Johannesburg (B,D)

soweto

Day 3

Lesedi Cultural Village – Pilanesberg National Park

 

Breakfast at hotel. Check out and transfer to Lesedi Cultural Village for tour, show and lunch. Lesedi Cultural Village is a tourist village which celebrates the cultural traditions of several different peoples of Southern Africa. It reproduces traditional dwellings and offers demonstrations of dances and other cultural activities. After your visit and lunch, drive to Pilanesberg National Park. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at one of the lodges in Pilanesberg. (B,L,D)

lesedi village

Day 4

Pilanesberg National Park

Early morning game drive, then return to the lodge for breakfast. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure at the lodge or join in on some of the many activities on offer (for guests own account). Meet with your ranger for your afternoon game drive, then return to the lodge. Dinner and overnight at a lodge in Pilanesberg. (B,D)

elephant at pilanesberg

Day 5

Pilanesberg National Park – Cape Town

Breakfast at lodge. Pick-up and transfer from Pilanesberg to OR Tambo Airport for flight to Cape Town. Arrival Cape Town, meet and greet and transfer to your hotel for dinner and overnight Cape Town (B,D)

Day 6

 

Cape Point and Peninsula

 

Breakfast at hotel. Full day Cape Point and Peninsula tour. Begin with a scenic drive from Cape Town via Sea Point and Camps Bay to Hout Bay. At Hout Bay enjoy a Boat Cruise to Seal Island to see the Seal Colony (weather permitting). Continue the drive via Chapman’s Peak (if open), with beautiful marine views to Cape Point and to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Take a funicular ride up to the top of Cape Point and to the Lighthouse, where you can enjoy magnificent coastal views. Continue the drive to Simon’s Town with a visit to the Penguin Colony at Boulders Beach. Return to hotel – relax until dinner at a restaurant at the V&A Waterfront. Overnight Cape Town (B,D)

Day 7

 

Winelands

Breakfast at hotel. Embark on a full day Winelands tour. We head North towards the scenic winelands for wine tastings in the Stellenbosch and Franschhoek area – including 2-3 wine tastings. Transfer back to hotel to freshen up and relax. Transfer to a local restaurant for dinner. After dinner transfer back to hotel for overnight Cape Town (B,D)

wine region in the cape

Day 8

Table Mountain – Cape Town City Tour

 

Breakfast at hotel. Morning Table Mountain including cable car (weather permitting). Once at the top, you can then walk around and enjoy beautiful views of the peninsula, harbour and city. We then continue with a city tour of Cape Town (no entrances – photo stops only, including a drive past the historical Malay Quarter known as the Bo Kaap, the Houses of Parliament, City Hall, and the Castle of Good Hope on route to the waterfront. Rest of the day at leisure for shopping at V&A Waterfront. Return to the hotel thereafter. Dinner and overnight at hotel Cape Town (B,D)

Cable Car

Day 9

Hermanus 

 

Breakfast at hotel – check out and drive along the scenic coastal route of Clarence drive to Hermanus –We pass the white beaches of Koeël Bay and the villages of Rooiels, Pringle Bay, and Betty’s Bay. On reaching the charming village of Hermanus, you will have the opportunity to spot southern right whales that come in very close to shore to mate and calve (from June to November), amble along the iconic cliff paths, browse the local craft markets, and have lunch. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Hermanus (B,D)

whale watching

Day 10

Knysna 

Early breakfast at hotel – check out and drive to Knysna. Sandwiched between the towering Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean, Knysna is a large town often referred to as the ‘Garden of Eden’, surrounded by stunning bays perfect for sailing, boating, and swimming; picturesque beaches and lagoons; and world-renowned forests Dinner and overnight at hotel in Knysna (B,D)

Day 11

Plettenberg Bay

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Plettenberg Bay for whale cruise (if during whale watching season from May to Nov) or spend the morning at leisure before an afternoon visit to Monkeyland.

Whale cruise: The 2-hour boat adventure starts and ends with an adrenaline beach launch into the sea. You will be taken to some of the best spots along the coastline. The purpose-built cat style boat has been designed to conquer the ocean without compromising on safety or comfort and you are able to get as close as 50m from a whale when sighted. Other sightings include seals, pelagic birds as well as sharks, big fish, penguins, and octopus in their natural habitat.

Dinner and overnight at hotel in Knysna (B,D)

Day 12

Departure

Breakfast at hotel. Check out and transfer to George for flight back to Johannesburg and final departure. (B)

proteas

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