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South Africa’s Complete Tour Operator

SOUTHERN CIRCLE TOURS & SAFARIS is an inbound wheels tour operator and complete destination management agency into South Africa. We are able to arrange your complete package in South Africa may it be guided tours, self-drive packages or accommodation, hotel/airport transfers or the hire of a vehicle.

The Durban office deals with the central reservations and enquiries for countrywide tours to afford you a one-stop service, while the other offices are responsible for the operations in their areas.

Our Product as a Tour Operator

How can we offer such a wide range of products and still be professional in them all and deliver the 5 star service we promise, you may ask. Easy, we have identified service providers with the same pledge to their guests as us, each a professional in their own field, and negotiated a working relationship with them. Therefore we are able to put together a package for you where each service provider look after its own area of expertise and all you have to do is enjoy!!

Vehicles

Our fleet of luxury air-conditioned microbuses are meticulously serviced and maintained according to the manufacturer’s specifications. They never stay in service longer than four years, are fitted with public address systems, radio/tape music systems and refreshment cooling facilities. SCT & S is a member of the South African Tourism Services Association (SATSA, member no. 615) who demands a high standard from its members and our vehicles have all the relevant permits legally required.

Insurance

In accordance with our local regulations we have a public liability insurance covering our guests while traveling in our vehicles. We are currently insured for ZAR10,000,000.00 per vehicle / incident in the unlikely event of an accident. This translates to approximately ZAR1,5m cover per person for casualty evacuation, hospitalization, etc in the unlikely event of one of our vehicles being involved in an accident.

Scheduled Tours

We offer a complete network of scheduled tours throughout South Africa. We pride ourselves on the guaranteed departures we offer. One e-mail, fax or letter will insure your seat/s on such a tour. Non-alcoholic refreshments are included for our guests’ comfort while traveling in our vehicles.

Specialized Packages

We have a professional team designing specialized tour itineraries to meet any requirement.  Some designs have included a birding tour whale watching agricultural studies or just a group of friends wanting to have fun with some adventurous ideas such as the highest bungy jump in the world, 4×4 bundu bashing, touring through Africa on a motorbike, etc… We will take you anywhere anytime!

Get in touch to find out more about our exciting tour operator services.

Winelands day tour - Cape Town

Full Day Cape Winelands Tour (Code: SCCW)

Discover the history of wine-making in the Paarl Winelands tour of Cape Town South Africa Highlights of the Cape Winelands guided tour include Paarl with its rich history of winemaking and the role it played in the development of the Afrikaans language and Franschhoek Valley where French settlers settled after fleeing persecution in France in the late 17th century. Partake in luxurious wine tasting tours of Cape Town and visit some of this area’s most famous wine estates. We spend time in Stellenbosch with its many historic buildings and some unique shopping opportunities. A great tour to taste of South Africa’s best wine! At the end of your day out on the Cape Winelands guided tour, we return to your hotel, late afternoon. White wines followed by red wines have soared in popularity and also quality since the ’60s and ’70s. Afterwards, the Stellenbosch Wine Route was launched, the first of its kind.  South Africa fell in the spotlight after Mandela was released from prison and received better acceptance of its wine. Today, it is accepted and enjoyed all over the world! You may be interested in these tours too: Full day Peninsula Tour – Code SCCK Full day Four Mountain Passes Tour – Code SCCM Cape Town City Tour – Code SCCC

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6-Day Kruger Park Safari and Zululand (Code: SCMD) (Johannesburg – Durban)

Johannesburg – Panorama Route – Kruger Park – Eswatini (Swaziland) – Zulu land – iSimangaliso World Heritage Site – Durban Our 6-day Kruger Park Safari spends almost 5 days of wildlife viewing including two private reserves and the famous Kruger National Park but, includes some of the most scenic areas in the country. The scenery includes the Panorama Route, Swaziland mountains and the Zululand forests and lakes. Another highlight includes a boat cruise on Lake St Lucia, situated in the iSimangaliso world heritage site! There is nothing quite like being on a safari vehicle in Africa! You feel the crisp morning breeze in your face – alert, excited – taking in the smells, hearing the sounds of the wild around you – some closer, others in the distance, you find yourself in the African bush with the morning sun streaming through it – watching a majestic elephant bull standing just metres from you, looking straight at the vehicle with waving ears – inspecting! So, why not book your tour today, pay a small deposit and hold the price for travelling from now until the end of October next year! Click here to find out how!   DAY 1. Johannesburg – Panoramic Route (African Wildlife) Our first day on this amazing wildlife safari tour takes us from Johannesburg via Middelburg, Dullstroom and Robber’s Pass to Pilgrim´s Rest, the early gold mining town turned into a living museum. Rich deposits of alluvial gold were found here at the end of the 19th century, hence the existence of the town deep in the mountains. After exploring this quaint old town, we continue to Sabie where we have a pleasant walk through indigenous forest to visit Lone Creek Falls Overnight Ligna Lodge. (Dinner included). DAY 2. Panoramic Route – Private Reserve (African Wildlife) After breakfast,

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