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Best South African Day Tours with Southern Circle Tours & Safaris

Best South African Day Tours with Southern Circle


Pretoria and Cullinan Diamond Mine Day Tour (Code: SCJM)

Depart from Johannesburg for a tour of Pretoria, also called The Jacaranda City for the thousands of Jacaranda trees which line its streets and transform the city to a purple wonderland during Spring when the trees are in full bloom. We visit the Union Buildings, designed by the famous Architect, Sir Herbert Baker and regarded as one of the country’s architectural masterpieces. We also visit the Voortrekker Monument which bears testament to a people’s pioneering spirit before visiting the period museum which is Melrose House.  The Anglo Boer War officially ended here with the signing of the peace treaty of Vereeniging in 1902 After lunch (optional) an excursion is made to the working Cullinan Diamond Mine, also known as the Premier Diamond Mine. This mine has uncovered some of the largest diamonds in the world today and the mine lies over one of the biggest kimberlite pipes in the world. The mine is also the original source of the famous diamond in the British Crown Jewels. A 2 hour conducted surface tour of the mine consists of a video of underground mining, a display of rough diamonds in Diamond House, visit the mine shaft in operation, see the 32 ha big hole and view diamond cutting and polishing

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Touch of Wildlife 1 Day Durban Safari (Code: SCDU)

Depart early from Durban on this full day safari and travel north through sugar cane fields towards the sub‑tropical coast and bushveld of Zululand. We arrive at Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Game Reserve, the oldest reserve in Africa and where the white rhino was saved from extinction, to start our game viewing.  This reserve is home to over 90 species of mammals amongst other wildlife including the “Big Five”(lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo). There is also an excellent chance to see the shy nyala. We enjoy lunch at Hilltop camp and embark on another game viewing drive in the afternoon before returning to Durban early evening. The duration of this day tour is around 10 – 12 hours, an extraordinary experience where one has the chance to see the Big Five amongst an abundance of other wildlife in one day! There is little to top a close encounter with a lion kill, or an elephant walking next to the vehicle or a white rhino and her calf strolling into the road in front of you! An optional open vehicle safari can be joined, otherwise the game viewing is done in the comfort of our air-conditioned vehicle with our very informative crew. You will certainly feel that you have been out on a day safari in the wild! NOTE: We also offer a two-day and three-day tours into the same area. These tours obviously offer a better chance to encounter more of the animals found here in their natural habitat.

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Valley of a 1000 Hills Cultural Half Day Tour (Code: SCDV)

This tour of the Valley of a Thousand Hills includes a drive through the wealthy Kloof area. Travel along the edge of the impressive Valley of a 1000 Hills. Here we introduce you to the age old Zulu tradition. Visit the Sangoma and enjoy the Zulu dancing and cultural demonstrations. We also visit a crocodile farm and snake park before returning to Durban. NOTE: apart from the Valley of a Thousand Hills cultural half day tour, we also have a full day excursion visitng Shakaland, the prop where the movie Shaka Zulu was filmed. See here.

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Zulu Cultural Day Trip (Code: SCDS)

When Shaka Zulu became king of the Zulus in 1816, he created a highly efficient fighting force and through brilliant military strategy and leadership, he forged a great nation. Today the Zulus are the largest of South Africa’s ethnic groups and with this tour, we give you an insight into their culture. We drive north past the subtropical coast and bushveld of Zululand. After a short stop in Eshowe, we depart for Shakaland where we have lunch and a demonstration of traditional dance styles and their social system.

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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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