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Best South African Day Tours with Southern Circle Tours & Safaris

Best South African Day Tours with Southern Circle


1 Day Cape Peninsula Tour (Code: SCCK)

See Mother Nature’s plant life with the Cape Peninsula tour package On this single day round-trip adventurous Peninsula tour of Cape Town you will visit the following highlights: Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens with over seven thousand plant species, half of which being indigenous plants and of those, some two thousand six hundred being endemic to the peninsula. From here you drive via the Constantia Valley which is the oldest winemaking centre in South Africa. The African Penguins at Boulders Beach in Simon’s Town. Simon’s Town is also the headquarters of the S.A Navy. Cape of Good Hope is the most south western extremity of the African continent. Cape point which is the second-best viewpoint after Table Mountain. The fynbos rich Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and the spectacular scenic drive over Chapman’s Peak along the west of the Peninsula, that will take you back to the city after this eventful day.

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1 Day Durban City Tour (Code: SCDC)

Our tour of Durban, a bustling metropolis, often called the cultural ‘melting pot’ of South Africa, includes a drive through the sports corridor with its impressive sporting facilities to the Blue Lagoon area on the Umgeni River where you get a panoramic view of the whole bay of Durban. Then past the so-called Apartheid Beaches, the Marine Parade (Golden Mile) where you will see the rickshaws, en route to the impressive developments at the new Point Waterfront area. We drive past the busiest harbour in Africa and various historical monuments, and then through the city centre where the original Railway Station building, the City Hall and the Post Office buildings each have a story to tell. We stop at the Indian Market where you get a glimpse into the Indian culture and bargain for souvenirs and spices. Our last visit is to the Botanical Gardens with its extensive collection of trees and plants from all over the world, as well as a famous cycad collection and orchid garden. You have the option of being dropped off at the end of the tour at the Ushaka Marine world with its world-class aquarium, and many shops and restaurants. NOTE: Other tours that incorporates escorted tours of the city.

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1 Day Johannesburg City Tour (Code: SCJC)

Some of the highlights of this tour are the prestigious Northern Suburbs of Sandton, Rosebank and Houghton. This tour won’t be complete without a visit to Constitution Hill, home of the Constitutional Court, also the site of the notorious Old Fort Prison. A drive through the cosmopolitan Hillbrow, a colourful insight to South Africa’s “Manhattan” is also included.

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1 Day Natal Battlefields Guided Tour (Code: SCDK)

We travel westwards past Pietermaritzburg to the famous and awe-inspiring battlefield of Isandlwana where the British and Zulu clashed to the detriment of the British. At Rorke’s Drift we relive the defence of that small outpost by a handful of red-coated soldiers against several thousand Zulu warriors. If time allows we travel via Babanango to Ulundi where our last stop is at Chetswayo’s Kraal, Ondini, where the British army revenged the battle of Isandlwana. We return to Durban via Melmoth and Eshowe and arrive in the evening.

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1 Day Pretoria City Tour (Code: SCJP)

Depart from Johannesburg for an excursion of Pretoria, the country’s administrative capital, and one of the most beautiful cities in South Africa. We visit some historical sites and places of interest. The highlights are the Voortrekker Monument, Kruger House, Church Square, Melrose House and the Union Buildings.

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1 Day Soweto City Tour (Code: SCJW)

The tour includes a visit to the new Prestige Park and Orlando West, travelling past homes of the rich and famous, houses of Winnie Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. We also stop at the Mandela House Museum, as well as the Hector Peterson memorial and museum for a glimpse into the history of SOWETO.

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Apartheid Museum Day Tour (Code: SCJF)

The Apartheid Museum tour includes a visit to the new Prestige Park and Orlando West. We travel past the homes of Winnie Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. We visit the Mandela House Museum, as well as the Hector Peterson Memorial and museum for a glimpse into the history of Soweto. You have the opportunity to have lunch (not included) at one of the shebeens – also described as taverns in Soweto. After lunch we visit the Apartheid museum. NOTE: Other tours that may interest you on this journey of the Apartheid Museum tour.

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Cape Town City Tour (Code: SCCC)

Visit Table Mountain and ride the cable cars with this Cape Town day tour holiday experience. Cape Town, an electric mix of architectural styles, cobble stone streets and cultural diversity enhance the cosmopolitan ambience. Some of the highlighted activities in our one day Cape Town tours packages  are the cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain (Optional and weather permitting – Signal Hill, if cable car is not operating) Castle of Good Hope and the SA Museum. We point out the many Cape Town museums, unique historic or tourist attractions and the city’s many popular restaurants! (Can be visited at you leisure!) We drive past the Parliament Complex, Company Gardens, Malay Quarters and finally to Milnerton for a full view of Table Mountain, with the city in its lap. An optional tour of Robben Island can be added to this tour

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Full Day Cape Mountain Passes Tour (Code: SCCM)

Dive through some of the most scenic mountain passes in Cape Town in an all nature safari vacation package These all inclusive cape town holiday packages are designed to showcase a few of the most spectacular cape mountain passes and views of the Western Cape. We travel through the areas where the world renowned Cape Apples, South African dried fruit, the finest export grapes, and a variety of wines are produced. The town of Paarl serves one of the best wine producing areas in the Cape, and Wellington at the foot of the Drakenstein Mountains is the centre of the dried fruit industry. The Bainskloof Mountain Pass offers many scenic views. The Breede River Valley on the other side is the principal export grape growing area in the country. The second mountain pass we travel through is the Du Toit’s Kloof Pass skirting the magnificent gorge, rich with indigenous mountain flora. At the summit we have a spectacular kaleidoscope of the Fairest Cape with Table Mountain in the distance. We travel through the Franschhoek Valley, arguably one of the most beautiful valleys in the world, where wine farms still bear original French names as do their wines. The winding Franschhoek Pass offers striking views of the valley. Further along, we travel through the apple orchards of Grabouw where the famous Cape Apples originate from. After a visit to the Apple Museum, we return to Cape Town via Sir Lowry’s Pass where we have a full view of False Bay, the Peninsula and Cape Point. Other tours you may be interested in; Sani Pass Tour,  other Cape Mountain Passes. The Sani Pass is probably the most impressive pass in South Africa as one can only traverse it with a 4 x 4 vehicle to the top which is close to 3000 metres (10 000ft) above sea

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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 this tour include Paarl with its rich history of wine making 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. Come 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 !

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Full Day Whale Watching Tour (Code: SCCF)

Watch the Southern Right Whale in its natural habitat with Cape Town sightseeing tours in Hermanus This whale watching tour takes you to Hermanus to watch these ‘gentle’ giants, mostly the Southern Right Whale, breed and rear their young. Afterwards we return via the very scenic coastal route of Betty’s Bay, Gordon’s Bay and Somerset West. If time permits your route will also take you on tantalizing wine tours in Cape Town South Africa vie the estate of Bouchard Finlayson  or Hamilton Russell for wine tasting. In whale watching season, July-November, whales and their young come very close to the shoreline. NOTE: Other tours that include whale watching. Some whale stories.

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Gold Reef City Half Day Tour (Code: SCJG)

Take a trip into the bowels of a gold mine and travel back in time as you take a ride on a penny-farthing or stroll through the streets. Do not miss the Mineworkers “Gumboot dancing” which is another highlight of this tour.  Return to your hotel after the four hour tour.

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Southern Circle will help you make the most of your South African day
tour. Whether you want to venture on a day safari to the Kruger
National Park or spend a day in the city of Cape Town, we will make it

Enjoy a relaxing day trip to prime tourist places in South Africa with one of our knowledgeable tour guides.

If you are looking for 1-day luxury South Africa tours, get in touch
with us today. We look forward to welcoming every tourist who books one
of the best South African Safari packages with us.

You can experience South Africa from a whole new perspective when you book one of our unforgettable South African Day Tours.
Gorgeous landscapes, brightly lit cityscapes, safari destinations, and kilometer upon kilometer of pristine coastline all make South Africa a
top tourist destination. When looking for traveling packages for your South African holiday you will find all kinds of exciting destinations
within our selection of tours. And many of these destinations can be explored with a South Africa day tour. Accompanied by an experienced guide, guests have the perfect opportunity to explore historical landmarks, wild destinations, cityscapes and ocean wildlife. Our guided South African day tours are perfectly designed to enhance your experience of a place even when time is not on your side. Whether you are in the area on business or if you are on holiday and you have a day or two to spare, any one of our tours will be the perfect way to fill up your calendar. Our trips are designed to give you the most out of your downtime and they leave from cities all over the country.

Book unforgettable South African Day Tours with Southern Circle.

Every city, as well its surrounds, is filled to the brim with fascinating sights and awe-inspiring attractions. And when you don’t have a lot of time to prepare, or perhaps you don’t want to miss out on the popular attractions, booking an affordable day tour is the best option you have. Plus there is the additional advantage of not having to drive yourself anywhere.
Some of our most popular day tours include trips around Cape Town, whale watching, guided tours of the Winelands, tours of Durban, and a variety of cultural experiences. Each tour is made for a set number of hours, ensuring you are back at your accommodation by nightfall.

Our Best Selling South African Tours:

  1. Cape Town Day Tours.

There is a variety of options that you can choose from when you are planning to spend a day in or around Cape Town. There is the option of exploring the city while there are also tours that will take you to the wilder side of the Cape.
A whole day spent in the Mother City, could there be a better way to spend your time in Cape Town than with an exciting tour of all the best places? With Table Mountain as your backdrop, you’ll visit the Malay Quarters, the Castle of Good Hope, the House of Parliament, SA Museum and enjoy a drive to Milnerton to get the best views of the city and its mountain.
Seeing the natural side of the Cape is the perfect way to spend the day. The Cape Peninsula tour includes plenty of time exploring the picturesque beaches, indigenous plants and takes all kinds of beautiful pictures. This is the photographer’s dream day tour.
The Cape region is really one of the best winemaking districts in the world and with a guided day tour of the Winelands, you can enjoy a swift introduction to the area. This Winelands tour is perfect for every wine enthusiast.
When visiting between the months of June and November, there is a really good chance that you can spot the whales that frequent the coastline close to Hermanus while on our Whale Watching tour. This quaint town is also home to the world’s only “whale crier” who alerts the town to the arrival of the whales using a kelp horn.

  1. Day Tours in Kwa-Zulu Natal.

There are a variety of tours in Kwa-Zulu Natal that are simply perfect for day tours. The Durban City tour, the Battlefield Tours, and Cultural Tours are all available, and each will provide you with more than enough time in each location.
Tours of Durban include plenty of time spent enjoying the endless summer climate while visiting certain city landmarks. Time at the beach is also on the cards.
There are a few ancient battlefields dotted around Kwa-Zulu Natal and each has an interesting history associated with it. The best ways to see the battlefields is by signing up for a guided day tour. In the company of a knowledgeable guide, guests will be taken back in time.
Finally, there is a cultural day tour. Immersing yourself in the local cultures will give you a unique look at the day to day life of a working cultural village.

  1. Johannesburg Tours.

Johannesburg might not be the first tourist destination to come to mind when you think about South Africa, but it has a wonderful selection of fantastic places to visit. Our Johannesburg tours include the One Day Johannesburg City Tour, the Apartheid Museum Tour in Soweto, the Soweto Day Tour, and the Gold Reef City Tour.
A day tour of Johannesburg will take you to all of the best historic sites as well as those vibrant communities who give the city its bustling reputation.

  1. Pretoria Tours.

See Pretoria through fresh eyes, with a full day tour of the city designed to take you to the various landmarks and important historical locations. Guests can look forward to seeing the Union Buildings, the Voortrekker Monument, Kruger House, Church Square, and the Cullinan Diamond Mine, depending on the chosen tour.

Along with all of these great South African day tours, we also have adventure day tours that take guests to wildlife destinations or up the Sani Pass. Contact us today to book your tour.

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