Luxury Travel

Highlights of South Africa

South Africa captivates with its rich tapestry—breathtaking landscapes, vibrant cities, diverse wildlife, cultural heritage, and warm hospitality, inviting an unforgettable exploration.

Duration: 11 Days/ 10 Nights

Day by day Itinerary

Day 1 - Cape Town

Arrive at Cape Town International Airport, meet your driver/guide and be transferred to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure 

Day 2 - Cape Town - Cape Peninsular Tour

Meet your driver/Guide for a full-day Cape Peninsular Tour 

Seal Island Cruise 

Sail with the original Seal Island cruise operator from Hout Bay to the magnificent Duiker Island. Duiker Island is home to a colony of thousands of Cape fur seals that you can view up close on this tour. Circe Launches qualified and experienced crew to enable visitors to get within just feet of the island, allowing for intimate views of the seals in their natural habitat. The island, located in Hout Bay just outside of Cape Town, is beaming with life including hundreds of seabirds, as well as magnificent kelp forests indigenous to the region. 

Chapmans Peak Drive 

Chapmans Peak Drive on the Atlantic Coast between Hout Bay and Noordhoek in the Cape Peninsula is one of the most spectacular marine drives in the world. Chapmans Peak Drive is affectionately known as Chappies and is a must for anyone who is passionate about the majestic scenery of Cape Town. Initially constructed during the First World War, this 9km route with its 114 curves, skirts Chapmans Peak, the 593m high southerly extension of Constantia Berg, and follows the rocky coastline to unfold breathtaking views in both directions. 

SA National Parks – Cape of Good Hope (Cape Point) – Entrance Fee 

Due to the variety of wildlife that occurs here, it is the only section that is fenced, and visitors should look out for Eland, and Red Hartebeest, Be sure to visit the Buffelsfontein Visitor Centre that showcases all the plants and animals to look out for in a particular season and is full of informative signage. At the point, visitors are treated to excellent viewing opportunities from both lighthouses that adorn the most southwestern point in Africa, one still fully functional. The lighthouse is accessible by foot, or one can catch the Flying Dutchman funicular to the top. Bontebok and Zebra. 

SA National Parks – Boulders Penguin Colony – Entrance fees 

Located on the Cape Peninsula, in Simon’s Town, a suburb of Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa. It is also commonly known as Boulders Bay. It is a popular tourist spot because of a colony of African penguins that settled there in 1982. 

Cape Point – Funicular – Funicular (Return) 

Apart from offering visitors an exciting and novel method of travel, taking the Flying Dutchman funicular saves visitors an uphill walk from the car park to see the old lighthouse and enjoy the panoramic views. The Flying Dutchman Funicular, also known as the Cape Point Funicular, is a funicular railway located at Cape Point. It’s the only commercial funicular of its type in Africa and takes its name from the local legend of the Flying Dutchman ghost ship. 

Day 3 - Cape Town - City & Table Mountain

Today we explore the city with a half-day tour of Cape Town & Table Mountain. 

Our drive to the city center takes us past famous landmarks such as the Castle of Good Hope and City Hall, a baroque building and the Grand Parade. As we follow the city’s main thoroughfare, Adderley Street, we will see St. Georges Cathedral. We will pass the Company Gardens and the Malay Quarter, also known as the Bo-Kaap. Continue to join a sparkling tour, and witness the art of diamond cutting and the careful craftsmanship of jewellery manufacturing by skilled experts. Discover the history of the Diamond and Gold Trade in South Africa. You will be offered the option of continuing to Table Mountain, where you can ascend to the top, weather permitting by the revolving cable car.   

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Co Ltd – Weather Permitting 

Table Mountain has been named one of the seven wonders of nature and attracts millions of visitors from all across the globe, in fact, since the opening of the aerial cableway in 1929, more than 22 million people have taken the trip to the top. At the upper cable station, guests will find a restaurant and a curio shop as well as some footpaths for exploration. 

Day 4 - Cape Town

Full day at leisure to explore the city and V&A Waterfront. 

Day 5 - Cape Town - Oudtshoorn, Garden Route

Meet your driver/guide and take a road transfer along the Garden Route +/-6 hours’ drive time until you arrive in OudtshoornAfternoon at leisure. 

Day 6 - Oudtshoorn - Knysna

Meet your driver/guide for a full-day exploration of Oudtshoorn. 

Cango Caves – Heritage Tour (Standard) 

The Cango Caves is a cultural and natural landmark in South Africa. The 20-million-year-old Cango Caves system consists of a series of hidden chambers cut deep into a thick limestone rock layer. It is situated in the Swartberg Mountains, 30 kilometers north of Oudtshoorn, in South Africa’s Western Cape Province. The Cango Caves is one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculptured by nature through the ages – fascinating limestone formations in a wide variety of colours. An underground wonderworld. Trained guides are at hand to conduct visitors along the magic paths of the world’s finest stalactite cave. 

Safari Ostrich Farm – Tractor Safari 

The Safari Ostrich Farm was established in 1956 in the ostrich capital of the world, Oudtshoorn. Oudtshoorn finds itself along the celebrated Garden Route region, where natural beauty is simply awed to inspire. At the farm, you can engage in tours that will show the inner workings of an ostrich farm. It has two onsite restaurants that serve delicious home to made fair and all meals are enjoyed in a serene garden setting. The Safari Ostrich Farm also offers a shop that sells a wide range of elegant and well-crafted ostrich leather products including handbags, ladies’ purses, belts and wallets. 

Day 7- Knysna

Enjoy the afternoon Cruise with Featherbed Company 

John Benn cruise only – 17H00/18H00 

 The John Benn is a double-decker floating restaurant offering daily Lagoon cruises to the Knysna Heads. A memorable family activity on Knysna Lagoon.  

Day 8 - Knysna - George - Johannesburg - Sun City

Meet your driver/guide and take a road transfer to George Airport for your flight to Johannesburg (Flight not included). Arrive at Johannesburg (OR Tambo International Airport) and take a road transfer to Sun City. 

Day 9 - Sun City

Full day at leisure to enjoy the resort. Relax around the swimming pool, play golf, try your luck at the casino or head to the Valley of the Waves (own account). 

Day 10 - Sun City - Johannesburg

Check out of the hotel in Sun City and take a road transfer to Johannesburg +/- 2 hours’ drive time. Afternoon at leisure.  

Day 11 - Johannesburg

Shuttle transfer to Johannesburg (OR Tambo International Airport) in time for your return flight home 

TM - HIGHTLIGHTS OF SOUTH AFRICA
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Table Mountain Aerial Cableway- (Morning return ticket)
  • Cape of Good Hope (Cape Point) – Entrance Fee
  • Boulders Penguin Colony – Entrance fees
  • Tourism Levy 
  • All Airfare, reservations, and airport taxes
  • All accommodation not mentioned
  • All meals and personal extras not specified
  • Any other services not specified
  • Full-Day Cape Peninsular Tour: Seal Island Cruise, Chapmans Peak Drive, Cape of Good Hope (Cape Point), Boulders Penguin Colony 
  • Half-Day City Tour including Table Mountain Cable Car 
  • Full day at leisure to explore the city and V&A Waterfront 
  • Full Day Oudtshoorn: Cango Caves – Heritage Tour, Safari Ostrich Farm – Tractor Safari 
  • Afternoon Cruise with Featherbed Company 
  • Full day at leisure to enjoy the Sun City resort: Relax around the swimming pool, play golf 

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At Springbok Atlas Tours and Safaris, our team of travel specialists are passionate about helping you plan the trip of your dreams. Send us an enquiry or give us a call and let’s start planning a bespoke travel itinerary just for you.

At Springbok Atlas Tours and Safaris, our team of travel specialists are passionate about helping you plan the trip of your dreams. Send us an enquiry or give us a call and let’s start planning a bespoke travel itinerary just for you.

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