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South Africa: A Vacation in the Rainbow Nation
Scenic Drives, Wines and High Spirits

South Africa is renowned worldwide for its natural beauty comprising diverse landscapes, premier wildlife reserves, beaches, a diverse mix of locals, and food like no other. It is the perfect spot for a family vacation and has something for people of all ages.

Note: We encourage responsible tourism. Practice these guidelines while on a trip!

Accomdations

3* Hotel
4* Hotels

Service Level

Standard
Upgraded

Transportation

Private

Food

Vegetarian
Non Veg

Age

Max 75 years

Difficulty

Easy

Who is this tour for?

Solo Men, Solo Women, Young Age Couple, Middle Age Couple , Senior Couple, Mixed Group, Family & Friends, Family with Kids
Tour Map

Tour Experience

From breathtaking landscapes, gorgeous beaches, and unmatched wildlife, to a vivid nightlife and delicious local dishes, South Africa has it all!

  • Discover the city life of Capetown, South Africa's most cosmopolitan city.
  • Navigate through the diverse landscapes that the country has to offer.
  • Explore the Cape Peninsula while cruising through scenic roads.
  • Surf, swim and sunbathe at the bronzed beaches of the Cape.
  • Visit Duiker island (home to thousands of seals) by boat.
  • Explore Cape Winelands - some wine tasting is in the offing
  • Drive the much acclaimed Garden Route. Explore quaint towns and engage in a number of activities, both outdoors and indoors, on the way.
  • Enjoy a Big five safari at the Pilanesberg National Park
  • Tour Cango caves and an ostrich farm in Outdshoorn.
  • Take a lagoon cruise on the MV John Benn to Knysna Heads.
  • Spend a night at the luxurious Sun City resort for a fun-filled getaway - casinos, arcade games, outdoor adventures, food, shopping and more!

9N/ 10D

Departure: Any day

You will be doing:

Hiking
Swimming
Bird Watching
Photography
Soft Water Sports
Shopping
Local Interaction
Forest Safari

You will be experiencing:

Nature
Culture
Wild Life

Itinerary

1 Arrival in Cape Town

Welcome to South Africa!

On arriving at the Capetown International Airport, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel to get settled in. Feel free to spend the rest of the day on your time.

  • Cape Town
20 km None
Cape Town
3* Hotel, 4* Hotels
Shopping
Breakfast

Today, get a chance to discover the Cape Peninsula on a fully guided tour, as you drive along gorgeous coastal stretches through Camps Bay and head towards Hout Bay.

At Hout Bay, hop on a boat to Duiker Island which hosts hundreds of Cape fur seals.

We then embark on the Chapman's Peak Drive, one of the most scenic drives in the world, as we begin our journey to the South Peninsula, towards the Cape of Good Hope. Spend some time at Boulders Penguin Colony, watching adorable African penguins, and visit the Cape Point Natural Reserve.

We head back to Cape Town for the night.

  • Cape Town
  • Hout Bay
  • Duiker Island
  • Cape of Good Hope
  • Cape Town
150 km None
Cape Town
3* Hotel, 4* Hotels
Swimming, Wild life spotting, Bird Watching, Photography, Local Interaction
Nature, Wild Life
Breakfast

After grabbing some breakfast at the hotel, we spend the morning exploring Cape Town, with a local guide.

A trip to South Africa is incomplete without a visit to Table Mountain.

We head to Table Mountain where you can take a trip up to the top by cableway (built in 1929). There are also some challenging hiking trails up this mountain. Take in the breath-taking cityscape of Cape town and its surroundings that are sure to make you feel like you're on top of the world.

  • Cape Town
  • Table Mountain
  • Cape Town
12 km 5 km
Cape Town
3* Hotel, 5* Hotels
Photography, Short Treks
Nature, Culture
Breakfast

After a hearty breakfast, we head out to the Cape Winelands with rolling hills and green, green vineyards. The day is at your leisure.

  • Cape Town
  • Cape Winelands
175 km None
Cape Winelands
3* Hotel, 4* Hotels
Local Interaction, Photography
Nature, Culture
Breakfast

Today, a beautiful drive along the world-renowned Garden Route awaits you. Set out early from the Winelands and head towards the charming town of Knysna where you will be spending the following three nights.

You can stop by in little towns, at beaches and other attractions along the way

  • Cape Winelands
  • Knysna
420 km None
Knysna
3* Hotel, 4* Hotels
Photography, Local Interaction
Nature, Road Trip
Breakfast

Today entails a visit to Oudtshoorn, another charming town that can be found on the Garden Route.

Your first stop of the day is at Cango caves which consist of wonderous limestone beds and formations. Crawl and squeeze your way through underground tunnels and passages.

Next, enjoy an interactive tour of an ostrich farm. Learn a whole lot about the world's largest birds from experts.

  • Knysna
  • Oudtshoorn
  • Knysna
240 km None
Knysna
3* Hotel, 4* Hotels
Photography, Cave Exploration
Nature, Culture, Wild Life, Caves
Breakfast

After grabbing some breakfast, we head for Knysna Quay.

Today is a rather easy-going day as we have in store for us, an exciting cruise around the Knysna lagoon on the MV John Benn, a luxury, double-decker, floating restaurant. Choose from a wide selection of dishes and drinks as you relax aboard the John Benn.

  • Knysna
14 km None
Knysna
3* Hotel, 4* Hotels
Photography, Soft Water Sports
Nature
Breakfast

You will be dropped off at George Airport from where you will catch a flight to Johannesburg. On arriving at the OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, we set out to our destination - Sun City Resort.

Spend a laid back day exploring the resort and all that it has to offer.

  • Knysna
  • George Airport
  • OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg
  • Sun City
260 km None
Sun City
4* Hotels
Swimming, Photography, Shopping, Soft Water Sports
Nature, Culture
Breakfast

Today, we move into a lodge in the Pilanesberg National Park.

The afternoon calls for an exciting game drive safari in this malaria-free, 'big five' reserve. Discover the diverse flora and fauna within the lands.

  • Sun City
  • Pilanesberg National Park
30 km None
Pilanesberg National Park
Jungle Resorts
Wild life spotting, Bird Watching, Photography, Forest Safari
Nature, Wild Life
Breakfast

You will be transferred by shuttle to OR Tambo International Airport from where you will board a flight for your onward journey.

  • Pilanesberg National Park
  • O.R. Tambo International Airport
240 km None
Breakfast

Not quite what you are looking for?
Customize this tour!

Inclusions
  • 3 nights at the Holiday Inn, Capetown (BB)*
  • 1 night at the De Zalze lodge
  • 3 nights at Graywood or Rex hotel (BB)
  • 1 nights in Sun City - Cabanas or SOHO (BB)
  • 1 night in Bakubung Bush Lodge
  • Entrance fees, as specified (of events included in the itinerary)
  • An English-speaking driver/guide

(*BB - Bed and Breakfast)

Exclusions
  • All airfare, airport taxes and visa expenses
  • All other accommodation, meals, transport and sightseeing expenses not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tips and gratuities for meals, guides, rangers and trackers
  • Personal expenses (cigarettes, alcohol, laundry, telephone calls, etc.)
  • Any other services not mentioned above
Advisory
  • Foreign nationals must have a passport with at least a 6 month validity from the day of entry, and a valid visa (if required)
  • Many parts of South Africa have water shortage issues. Do your bit by using water sparingly.
  • A travel insurance is recommended
  • Make sure you have some cash in hand as credit cards are not always accepted at petrol bunks.
  • Ensure that you have a valid driving license
  • Tipping is customary (10-15% is recommended)
  • Taxis are relatively cheap. However, it is recommended that you use metered taxis to avoid haggling over prices.
  • It is advisable to carry sunscreen and insect repellent. Pack light clothes, rain gear and closed shoes. A warm jacket is ideal to keep the cold at bay during winter.
  • The rates are subject to change based on the availability and the time of visit (season).

Why Ecohunters?

Small Groups
We deliberately encourage small groups as they allow for better experiences , more interaction and exchange.
Epic journeys
Every journey listed on the site has been mined for the sheer purpose of extending the joy to you!
All Inclusive Trips
All inclusive trips ensure you soak into the experience 100% without having to bother about the nitty-gritties.
Safety First
Every journey is calibrated ensuring the safety of the traveller. We closely monitor events man-made or natural to avoid any uncertainty during your travel. Trusted local partners ensure local support.
Accomodations
From unique home stays and hotels to sleeping moored under the stars in a tranquil bay, our options will provide you with the most authentic experience possible

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