+27 31 572 4227
info@southerncircle.com
We Specialize In Creating Wow Memories of Southern Africa
info@southerncircle.com
We Specialize In Creating Wow Memories of Southern Africa
+27 31 572 4227
info@southerncircle.com
We Specialize In Creating Wow Memories of Southern Africa
+27 31 572 4227

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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Serengeti and Masai Mara Safari

Serengeti and Masai Mara Safari. We present you with a 12-day Safari which includes arguably some of the best safari regions in Africa! While on this safari you can also encounter the great migration when East Africa’s wide-open grasslands become the setting for this amazing phenomenon. Hundred thousands of wildebeests, Burchell’s zebras, antelopes and other herd animals migrate between the Serengeti in Tanzania and the Masai Mara in Kenya.  Contact us today to secure your once in a lifetime adventure! Day 1.      Nairobi – the beginning of your Serengeti and Masai Mara Safari! On your arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International airport near Nairobi, you will be met by your guide and transferred to the Nairobi Serena Hotel. Overnight at the hotel  in a Deluxe Balcony room http://www.serenahotels.com/serenanairobi/media-en.html Day_2      Nairobi – Amboseli National Park After breakfast your guide will meet you at the hotel for your trip to the Amboseli National Park. Arrive in time for lunch at the Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge. On a clear day, Mount Kilimanjaro is visible in the distance.  Your close encounter with Africa’s amazing wildlife starts this afternoon on you first safari. Amboseli has an abundance of lion, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, baboon, gazelle, hippo and wildebeest among others. After this introduction to what you can expect on the rest of the safari, return to our accommodation for  dinner and overnight. Overnight at the Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge http://www.serenahotels.com/serenaamboseli/media-en.html   Day_3      Amboseli National Park “Amboseli” is the Masai word for “salty dust”. Today join an early morning safari in this reserve. After lunch and some relaxing time, we join another wildlife experience. This park is known for its large herds of elephants up close. Explore five different habitats here, ranging from the dried-up beds  and wetlands with Sulphur springs to savannah and woodlands –

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Wildlife Safari and Zulu Culture (SCDI)

This convenient 1-day guided trip includes a morning and afternoon wildlife safari and Zulu culture experience. It departs from and return to Durban and surrounds. The Valley of a 1000 Hills is an exceptionally scenic hilly area west of Durban. This full day tour departs from Durban and starts off with a drive through the wealthy Kloof area to the edge of the impressive Valley of a 1000 Hills. On arrival at PheZulu Safari Park, we join a 4 x 4 safari for around an hour into the valley and enjoy the impressive views and wildlife including bush buck, wildebeest, impala, blesbok, zebra, giraffe and a variety of bird species.  Back at the PheZulu Safari Park we visit a crocodile farm and snake park. Your guide explains the ways of these strange creatures, sometimes we are lucky to see them being fed! Afterwards, we introduce you to the ancient Zulu culture. Take a tour of the traditional Zulu huts while enjoying the excellent view over the valley!  Zulu tribal dancers may entertain us for a while! We enjoy lunch at the Nguni Café. Afterwards we travel to the Tala Private Game Reserve for an afternoon open vehicle safari. On arrival you have time to enjoy a quick refreshment in the local restaurant (optional) before commencing with the 2-hour safari. We stand a chance to encounter wildlife such as rhino, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, hippo, and a wide variety of antelope. Return to Durban after a very exciting day arriving early evening. NOTES: The wildlife safari and Zulu culture tour is designed for those who do not have much time, but would like to encounter this experience whilst in the area. For cruise liners that depart before our arrival in Durban, we have a shortened version excluding the first safari and reptile

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