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South African Adventure Tour

 

South African Adventure Tour TourCode : 1293
Duration  8 Nights / 9 Days
Destination  South Africa
Route  Delhi – Cape Town – Johannesburg – Knysna – Sun City – Delhi
Best Time To Visit Daily,all year round
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Itenarary

Itinerary

Day 1: Begin Your Tour * Arrive Cape Town
Welcome to the ‘South African Adventure’ tour, on arrival at Cape Town you will be transfered to the hotel (check in after 1400 hrs). The rest of the evening is free to explore Cape Town on your own. Dinner and overnight stay in Cape Town.

Day 2: In Cape Town * Orientation Tour, Including Table Mountain
Today, after a hearty breakfast, take a guided orientation tour of Cape Town. Visit Bo-Kaap, the Malay Quarter, so full of atmosphere with its narrow cobblestone streets, mosques notable for their distinctive architectural style and houses that date back more than two centuries. Continue to Signal Hill, winding uphill to Lion’s Head past the domed ‘kramat’ (tomb) of a revered Muslim saint. Drive to the unforgettable Table Mountain, taking a cable car to the top (weather permitting) for sweeping views of the city of Cape Town, ‘the fairest Cape in the whole circumference of the world’. Descend from Upper cableway station and drive to the Houses of Parliament and Company Gardens. Finally, call it a day with a visit to the much talked about Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Dinner and overnight stay in Cape Town.

Day 3: In Cape Town * Guided Cape Peninsula Tour
Today after breakfast the day is for fun and adventure, as you proceed on a full day guided Cape Peninsula tour. First, we drive down to Hout Bay, a picturesque fishing village renowned for its arts and crafts, and for being the centre of the Snoek (fish) industry. Next, cruise to Seal Island (weather permitting) to see the several thousand Cape Fur Seals that inhabit the area alongside the rare Black Cormorant. Then, visit Cape Point, the most southwesterly point of Africa. On the return, stop at Boulder’s Beach, where a thriving colony of 700 jackass penguins will win you over with their charm. Finally, we visit Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, regarded as one of the best seven botanical gardens in the world. Dinner and overnight stay in Cape Town.

Day 4: Onto Oudtshoorn * Ostrich Farm
Today after breakfast travel via Du Toitskloof Pass to Worcester. Continue through the Klein Karoo to Oudtshoorn, the ‘Ostrich capital’. Visit an Ostrich Farm at Oudtshoorn for the ultimate Ostrich experience. Witness the various stages of an Ostrich’s life – from incubation to adulthood. Dinner and overnight stay in Cape Topwn.

Day 5: Onto Knysna * Guided Tour Cango Caves
Today after breakfast take a tour of the Cango Caves with its mesmerizing stalagmite and stalactite formations. Next, see the famous Cheetah and the Crocodile Park at the Cango Wildlife Ranch. Continue onto the quaint town of Knysna, known as the ‘Oyster Capital,’ nestled on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route. Mellow down with a sundowner cruise on the lagoon. Dinner and overnight stay in Knysna.
Day 6: Fly to Johannesburg * Onto Sun City
Today after breakfast, drive to George and board your flight to Johannesburg. Arrive in Johannesburg and drive to the enticing and vibrant Sun City Resort. Deep in the heart of the bushveld, at the heart of an ancient volcano, lies sensational Sun City. For the rest of the evening enjoy the wide array of fantastic entertainment on offer. Dinner and overnight stay in Johannesburg.

Day 7: In Sun City
Today after breakfastEnjoy the wonders of the ‘Lost City’ on your own. Choose from a plethora of activities – explore the video arcades, cinema complex, gaming rooms or spend quality time shopping for attractive souvenirs. Dinner and overnight stay in Sun City.

Day 8: Onto Johannesburg * Guided Gold Reef City Tour
Today after breakfast, depart for Johannesburg. On arrival, proceed on an exciting guided tour of Gold Reef City, an operational gold mine turned into a theme park. The Gold Reef City tour includes a visit to the underground workings of a gold mine on level 5, seeing the molten metal being poured into a mould to form a bar of gold, followed by the thrilling Siyagida African Dancers in molten action. Dinner and overnight stay in Johannesburg.

Day 9: Homeward Bound
Today you will be transfered to the airport for the onward journey,(B either in the hotel or on board the flight)

Sight-seeing

One of the best ways to see Table Mountain and the surrounding areas is to take the cableway there. The views from the cable car are fabulous. It is also possible to walk up to the summit, but make sure you are reasonably fit and willing to exert yourself. Also wear warm, waterproof clothing – it can get very windy indeed. Make sure you see the famous Twelve Apostles rock formations from atop the mountain. On the lower slopes of the mountain are the lush slopes of the Constantia Winelands, established by a Dutch governor way back in 1685. The wine tasting here is superb – do take the time to imbibe some of the local ambrosia.

When in Cape Town, take the time to visit Robben Island which features on most tours, and contains the tiny cell that Nelson Mandela called home (or prison?!) for two years. Cape Town’s major nightlife attraction is the newly refurbished Victoria and Albert Waterfront complex.

The picturesque Hout Bay is a ‘fishing village’ town enclosed between mountains and sea providing a relaxed atmosphere. For the water sports enthusiasts, the Hout Bay Beach offers many activities to keep them busy all day.

The Atlantic coast has some of the best beaches on the Cape, especially the four beaches at Clifton. These are accessible easily from the city by buses or taxis. The beaches at Camps Bay, although less frequented by the city’s cool crowd, are also very good.

When in Cape Town, it is inconceivable that one skips going to Cape Point, the tip of the great continent of Africa, and the undoing of many a European ship making its windy way to Asia. You can gasp at some of the shipwrecks that remain here at Olifantbos. The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve is not simply the area one must drive through to get to Cape Point, but an absolute must-see. It has some specimens of the luscious indigenous Cape flora and fauna including many gorgeous varieties of flowers and Cape animals like baboons, rhebok, jackass penguins, ostriches, eland and red hartebeest. The reserve is located on top of sheer cliffs that afford fantastic views of the ocean. The reserve can only be reached by car; when returning, do take the time to see Kommetjie and Chapman’s Peak drive.

Be it for a casual stroll, a day out for picnic or just lazing, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens are a must visit on your tour to Cape Town. The gardens are spread over an area of 528 hectares, showcasing only indigenous South African plants.

The waters of False Bay are always several degrees warmer than those on the Atlantic seaboard, contributing to its history of seaside development. The whale watching on False Bay is superlative; in fact, it is arguably the best in the world. Boulders Beach, apart from being a great beach is also where you will be rewarded with the sight of colonies of endangered jackass penguins strolling unabashedly in one of only two mainland colonies of in the world.

Take the Whale Route that begins along the south of Cape Town and extends to Durban, covering a stretch of 900 km, plus the opportunity to witnesses 37 species of whales found in the waters of South Africa. One can also visit Hermanus for the whale festival for the best whale watching in South Africa or probably in the world.

Shopping

The most obvious choice for shopping in Cape Town is the Victoria and Albert Waterfront, with almost everything you may want or need, from international brands to local crafts and African souvenirs, but expect to pay more here than in most other locations around the city.

There are numerous local markets around the city that are grittier, but less expensive and definitely more atmospheric. These include the one in Cape Town Station on Adderley St in the city center, which specializes in local favourites like radios, leather goods and African crafts; Constantia Craft Market on Alphen Common, in Constantia; Greenmarket Square on Burg St, city center where you can pick up colourful handmade Cape Town beachwear from T-shirts to shorts and sandals, books and antiques.

Eating Joints

Cape Town is fortunate in having no dearth of reasonably priced restaurants that boast a relaxed, easy-going atmosphere. While there is such a thing as indigenous Cape cuisine, (thanks to recent conscious efforts in that direction), it is not the only type of food that you are likely to come across on your visit. Restaurants are mainly in the central district around the City Bowl, Sea Point and the Waterfront. There is food from all over the world here; the choice of healthy, creative dishes is amazingly wide and increasing all the time.

Seafood is a huge plus point, and you should make sure you sample some cold-water fishes like snoek that are not easily found elsewhere.

Wine-sampling is almost mandatory in the Cape area – popular Cape wines grown indigenously are served all over the area, except in restaurants serving Cape cuisine – these are usually owned by Muslim teetotalers. There is also a growing number of continental-style cafes springing up all over the city and the Cape coastline, offering the chance to linger endlessly over coffee and snacks, accompanied by fabulous views over the sea.

Entertainment in Cape Town pales in comparison to the well-known nightlife and cultural scene of Jo’burg. The idea of a night out for most Capetonians is usually a quiet dinner and/or a movie. Segregation harking back to the apartheid era is still practiced in some clubs and bars, inhibiting the growth of a truly cosmopolitan urban culture. In fact, Cape Town is probably one of the best places in South Africa to discover Afrikaner culture. Step back in time and get a taste of this culture at classical music concerts or local events organized by Constantia Winelands families. More standard nightlife can be found in the City Bowl area, with pubs and bars lining Kloof St. Long and Loop Streets are the city venues highest on adrenalin (and pheromones!), offering loads of drinking and dancing pubs/clubs for locals and tourists alike.

The one entertainment must-do in Cape Town, and perhaps the only authentic form of culture here, is Cape Flats jazz, found in the coloured Cape Flats area, and often accompanied by a jazzing, a heady dance mix of tango and bossa nova. The weekly Mail & Guardian has listings on exhibitions, movies, music and performance in Jo”burg, Durban and Cape Town. The Cape Weekend supplement to the Weekend Argus, which is published on Saturdays is better for more local, even provincial listings.

 

 

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