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Unforgettable Cape Town Tours with Southern Circle

R14200

5 Day Cape Nature Highlights Guided Tour (Code: SCCS)

DAY 1.   Mossel Bay – Garden Route – Knysna (Garden Route and Karoo) The Garden Route and Karoo contrasts is highlighted in this tour!  Depart from Cape Town and drive eastwards via Sir Lowry’s Pass and the famous apple country of Grabouw to Swellendam and Mossel Bay on the edge of the Garden Route. Here you visit arguably the oldest post office in Africa, the Post Office Tree.  Portuguese explorer Bartholomeu Dias made a landfall here in 1488. From here you truly enter the Garden Route and travel past George via the Wilderness Lakelands to Knysna. Overnight at Augusta Bay Lodge DAY 2.   Plettenberg Bay – Tsitsikamma National Park – Knysna You explore Knysna and travel further to Plettenberg Bay for a short visit. Then you traverse through magnificent scenic river valley passes. You visit the Tsitsikamma National Park (Khoisan for ‘The place of much water’) stretching over 100 km kilometres of wild and rocky coastline characterised by massive cliffs, narrow isolated beaches and shady indigenous forests along the river valleys. Your next stop is Storms River with the impressive Paul Sauer Bridge across the valley, towering 139 m above the river. Return to Knysna via the “Big Tree” and spend the last part of the afternoon exploring the Heads at Knysna.  You join a Dinner/sundowner cruise (weather permitting) on the lagoon to end this day. Overnight at Augusta Bay Lodge. DAY 3.   Garden Route – George – Oudtshoorn You depart after breakfast and travel via the scenic Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, also known as the ‘Feather Capital’ of the world.  One finds the largest concentration of ostrich farms in the world here. You visit an ostrich show farm for some unique experiences, including ostrich racing and the Cango Wildlife Ranch. Overnight at La Plume Guest Lodge. DAY 4.   Cango Caves – Swartberg Mountains – Beaufort West – Karoo National Park You visit the Cango Caves, regarded

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R16500

6 Day South African Coastal Experience Guided Tour (Code: SCCP)

DAY 1.  Cape Town – Route 62 – Oudtshoorn (Cape Town to Durban Tour) Depart from Cape Town and drive eastwards via the beautiful Du Toit’s Kloof Mountains and the Breede Valley Wine region, heartland of South Africa’s Brandy producers as well as via the Robertson and Montague wine regions. We visit one of the many Wine Estates in these areas for a wine tasting. We continue via Route 62 through the Little Karoo with its many unique mountain ranges and vegetation to Oudtshoorn, visiting an Ostrich Show Farm for some exceptional experiences with these strange birds! Overnight in Oudtshoorn, also called the “Feather capital” of the world, as over ninety percent of the world’s ostrich farms are found here. Overnight La Plume Lodge. DAY 2.  Cango Caves – Garden Route – Knysna We visit the Cango Caves, regarded as one of South Africa’s foremost natural wonders. The fascinating calcite caves comprise an underground wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites. An optional visit to the Cango wildlife ranch can be done. The Ranch encompasses of over 90 different species of animals. They provide guided tours which are fundamental in educating the public, giving each species a voice, and highlighting animal and environmental issues. We travel past Oudtshoorn, over the Outeniqua Mountains via George and Wilderness along the Wilderness National Park lakes area. We skirt around the lakes to Knysna on the edge of the Knysna Lagoon with its entrance to the sea guarded by two promontories known as the “Heads”. The area also falls within a National Park proclaimed to conserve the extraordinary natural beauty of the lakelands and adjacent indigenous forests. Knysna also offers shopping opportunities of unusual locally made art and craft, etc. Overnight in Knysna. Overnight Augusta Bay Lodge. DAY 3.  Garden Route – Tsitsikamma National Park – Port Elizabeth You

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R24650

8 Day South Africa Touch of Wildlife and Scenery Guided Tour (Code: SC-01)

DAY 1. Johannesburg – Kruger National Park (Commencing on the touch of wildlife and scenery) This tour specializes in the major wildlife and scenery areas of South Africa! We start off with a drive eastwards via Witbank and Middelburg to Nelspruit and enter the Kruger National Park in the south. Our encounter with the wildlife starts here. Tonight we enter our camp for dinner and overnight. The accommodation in the camps are free-standing round ‘rondavel’ type rooms with air-conditioning and en-suite bathroom. DAY 2.  Big Five Kruger National Park Tour Today is completely devoted to game viewing as we search for the ‘Big Five’ amongst other animals. We reach our camp at sunset for dinner and overnight. Some may want to do a night drive in an open game viewing vehicle utilising high powered spotlights to find the nocturnal animals (optional). DAY 3. Kruger National Park – Panoramic Route – Hazyview After a final game drive and breakfast, we exit the park and drive via Klaserie and the Abel Erasmus Pass to the Escarpment where we enter the Panoramic Route. Visit the Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, God’s Window and Pinnacle Rock. Travel via Graskop and Sabi to our hotel. Overnight at Ligna Lodge. DAY 4. Pilgrim’s Rest – JNB – Port Elizabeth After breakfast and a visit to the Lone Creek Falls, we travel to the national heritage town of Pilgrim’s Rest. Take a walk through the main street and get transferred to the late 19th century when this little village was bustling with activity as a result of the alluvial gold found here. From here we return via Robber’s Pass and reach Johannesburg International Airport late afternoon for your flight to Port Elizabeth where you are met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Overnight at Fifth

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R26400

8 Days Touch of Wildlife Cape Town to Johannesburg (Code: SC-01C)

DAY 1.  Cape Town – Hermanus – Swellendam – Mossel Bay This wildlife and scenery tour highlights the diversity of South Africa. Depart from Cape Town at around 09h00 and drive eastwards via the beautiful coastal route between Gordon’s Bay and Hermanus, a seaside holiday town (Hermanus is the best place in the World to spot Whales from land – July to Dec). After lunch we drive on to Mossel Bay. Here we visit arguably the oldest post office in Africa, the Post Office Tree.  The Portuguese explorer Bartholomew Dias made landfall here in 1488. Overnight at Bar -T-Nique Lodge. DAY 2.  Mossel Bay – Oudtshoorn – Cango Caves – Ostrich Farm. Over the Outeniqua Mountains in the Little Karoo to visit an Ostrich Show Farm for unique experiences including ostrich racing. A ride on a back of an ostrich is not for the fainthearted. We visit the Cango caves, regarded as one of South Africa’s foremost natural wonders. The fascinating calcite caves comprise an underground wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites. Visit Oudtshoorn, also called the “Feather capital” of the world, as one finds over ninety percent of the world’s ostrich farms here. Overnight La Plume Lodge. DAY 3.  Oudtshoorn – Cango Wildlife Ranch – Garden Route – Knysna After breakfast we visit the Cango Wildlife Ranch and Valley of Ancients, an endangered species breeding facility extraordinaire. Then depart for George and Wilderness National Park. We skirt around the lakes with stops at scenic viewpoints to Knysna. The town is situated on the edge of the Knysna Lagoon with its entrance to the sea guarded by two promontories known as the “Heads”. The area also falls within a National Park proclaimed to conserve the extraordinary natural beauty of the lakelands and adjacent indigenous forests. Knysna also offers shopping opportunities of unusual locally made art and craft, etc. We

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R33400

A taste of South Africa 11 Day Guided Tour (Code: SC-02/11)

DAY 1. Johannesburg – Dullstroom – Panoramic Route – Sabie (Safari) Our first day on safari takes us from Johannesburg via Middelburg, Dullstroom and Lydenburg 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. We continue to Sabie. Overnight Ligna Lodge. DAY 2.  Panoramic Route – Private Game Reserve We visit Lone Creek Falls and travel via Graskop to marvel at scenic areas such as God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Blyde River Canyon, and some of the spectacular waterfalls in the area. Finally we descend to the Lowveld via Abel Erasmus pass and the Strijdom Tunnel to arrive at Mohlabetsi in the Balule private game reserve. This afternoon our encounter with Africa’s wildlife begins as we travel on an open vehicle to search for the game. Enjoy a great dinner under the stars tonight (weather permitting). Overnight Mohlabetsi Lodge. DAY 3. Private Game Reserve – Kruger National Park After an early morning hike, searching for the wild on foot, and breakfast we enter the Kruger National Park and spend the rest of day in this magnificent reserve around 2 million ha in extent. DAY 4. Kruger National Park  – Swaziland We rise early for a game drive and return for breakfast in the camp. We spend the rest of the morning in the reserve.  In the afternoon travel the mountain Kingdom of Swaziland. We visit the Ngwenya Glass Factory. Travel further via Mbabane, the capital city of Swaziland to our hotel in the mountains at Mhlambanyatsi. Overnight Forester’s Arms. DAY 5. Swaziland – Zululand – Private Reserve This morning we have an early breakfast and then visit Swazi Candles in the Malkerns Valley where we watch the locals hand-moulding wax into a variety of interesting shapes.  On this

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R41600

15 Day Deluxe South African Experience Guided Tour (Code: SC-02P)

DAY 01. Gauteng – Panoramic Route Our first day of this South African holiday 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. We overnight in Sabie at Ligna Lodge.  DAY 02.  Panoramic Route – Private Reserve After Graskop we marvel at scenic areas such the Pinnacle, God’s Window, Lisbon Falls, Bourke’s Luck Potholes (a walk down the hill to this unique trick of nature is worth the effort), and the magnificent Three Rondavels view site at the Blyde River Canyon. We walk along the cliffs to really appreciate the breathtaking views.  Finally we descend to the Lowveld via Abel Erasmus pass and the Strijdom Tunnel to arrive at Mohlabetsi in the Balule private game reserve,  a part of the Greater Kruger National Park. This afternoon our encounter with Africa’s wildlife begins as we travel on an open vehicle to search for the game. Enjoy a great dinner under the stars tonight (weather permitting). Overnight at Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge. DAY 03. Private Reserve –  Kruger National Park After an early morning open vehicle game drive, and conditions permitting, a hike on foot searching for the animals, we enjoy breakfast an then leave for the Kruger National Park. We spend the rest of day in this magnificent reserve around 2 million ha in extent. We overnight in chalets in one of the rest camps in the park. DAY 04.  Kruger National Park – Swaziland We rise early for a game drive

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R29970

11 Days Classic South Africa Highlights Tour (Code: SC-03)

DAY 01.   Gauteng – Panoramic Route Our first day on tour of the South African Highlights takes us from Johannesburg via Middelburg, Dullstroom and Ohrigstad to the magnificent Three Rondavels view site at the Blyde River Canyon. We travel further to marvel at scenic areas such as Bourke’s Luck Potholes (a walk down the hill to see this unique trick of nature is worth the experience), Lisbon Falls, God’s Window and the Pinnacle before a short visit to Pilgrim’s Rest, an early gold mining town declared a National Monument. Rich deposits of alluvial gold were found here at the end of the last century and hence the existence of the town deep in the mountains. Overnight at Ligna Lodge. DAY 02.  Panoramic Route – Kruger National Park After an early breakfast, we do a pleasant walk through indigenous forest to see the Lone Creek Falls. Then we follow a scenic route to Hazyview and enter the Kruger National Park. We spend the rest of day in this magnificent reserve around 2 million ha in extent. We overnight in the reserve in chalets in one of the rest camps. DAY 03.   Kruger National Park – Swaziland We rise early for a game drive and return for breakfast in the camp. Spend the rest of the morning in the reserve and depart in the afternoon for the mountain Kingdom of Swaziland for a visit to the Ngwenya glass factory where all the items are hand made from recycled glass. After a drive through the capital, Mababane, we continue to Mhlambanyatsi where we overnight in the mountains at Forester’s Arms. DAY 04. Swaziland – Zululand – Private Reserve This morning we have an early breakfast and then visit Swazi Candles in the Malkerns Valley where we watch the locals hand-moulding wax into a

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R36995

12 Day South African Explorer Guided Tour (Code: SC-04)

DAY 1. Johannesburg – Panoramic Route (Safari and scenery) Our first day on this safari and scenery 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. After exploring this quaint old town, we continue to Sabie. Here we have a pleasant walk through indigenous forest to visit Lone Creek Falls. Overnight Ligna Lodge. DAY 2.  Panoramic Route – Private Reserve We travel via Graskop to marvel at scenic areas such the Pinnacle, God’s Window, Lisbon Falls, Bourke’s Luck Potholes (a walk down the hill to this unique trick of nature is worth the effort), and the magnificent Three Rondavels view site at the Blyde River Canyon. We walk along the cliffs to really appreciate the breathtaking views.  Finally we descend to the Lowveld via Abel Erasmus pass and the Strijdom Tunnel to arrive at Mohlabetsi in the Balule private game reserve,  a part of the Greater Kruger National Park. This afternoon our encounter with Africa’s wildlife begins as we travel on an open vehicle to search for the game. Enjoy a great dinner under the stars tonight (weather permitting). Overnight Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge. DAY 3.  Private Reserve –  Kruger National Park After an early morning open vehicle game drive. Conditions permitting, a hike on foot searching for the animals may be done. After breakfast leave for the Kruger National Park. Spend the day in this magnificent reserve around 2 million ha in extent. We overnight in chalets in one of the rest camps in the park. Overnight in a bungalow at Skukuza Camp or similar. DAY 4.  Kruger National Park – Swaziland We rise early for a game drive and have breakfast on a deck

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R57700

The Grand South African – 19 Day Guided Tour (Code:SC-06)

DAY 1  Johannesburg – Dullstroom – Sabie – Panoramic Route (South African Holiday Package) Our first day on this South African holiday package takes us from Johannesburg via Middelburg, Dullstroom and Lydenburg 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. Overnight Ligna Lodge. DAY 2  Panoramic Route – Private Game Reserve We visit Lone Creek Falls and travel via Graskop to marvel at scenic areas such God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Blyde River Canyon, and some of the spectacular waterfalls in the area. Finally we descend to the Lowveld via Abel Erasmus pass and the Strijdom Tunnel to arrive at Mohlabetsi in the Balule private game reserve. This afternoon our encounter with Africa’s wildlife begins as we travel on an open vehicle to search for the game. Enjoy a great dinner under the stars tonight (weather permitting). Overnight Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge. DAY 3  Private Game Reserve – Kruger National Park After an early morning safari and if conditions permit, searching for the wild on foot, and breakfast we enter the Kruger National Park and spend the rest of day in this magnificent reserve around 2 million ha in extent. DAY 4   Kruger National Park  –  Swaziland We rise early for a game drive and breakfast on a deck overlooking the Sabie River. We spend the rest of the morning in the reserve and depart for the mountain Kingdom of Swaziland. We visit the Ngwenya Glass Factory and travel via Mbabane, the capital of Swaziland, to  our hotel in the mountains at Mhlambanyatsi. Overnight Forester’s Arms. DAY 5   Swaziland – Zululand – Private Reserve This morning we have an early breakfast and

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Cape Town Tours – View all our hand-picked guided Cape Town Tours ranging from our famous wine tours to overland safaris. Best price guaranteed.

Cape Town tours include all of the best-loved attractions that the city has to offer.

The historical city of Cape Town is every tourist’s dream destination. With the Atlantic Ocean lapping the beach and picturesque Table Mountain the postcard-perfect background for every snap, visitors to the Mother City are in for an urban adventure of a lifetime.

Cape Town is South Africa’s second biggest city, and there is something exciting to stumble upon around every corner. Whether you spend the day exploring the ever-bustling V & A Waterfront, or choose to take a hike up to Lion’s Head, your time in the city will never be time spent being still!

You don’t have to do all of your tour planning on your own. Instead, you can sign up for one of the many Cape Town tours on offer throughout the city.

The Cape Peninsula is a tourist hotspot, for all the right reasons. Unlike other destinations, Cape Town is not overhyped with nothing to offer. The city has seen many changes and many important historical events have taken place here. For that reason, among others, visitors can spend their time stopping off at all of the biggest historical landmarks, while mixing in some authentic African shopping. Here at Southern Circle, we ensure that all Cape Town holiday packages are filled with exciting activities such as wine tours and enough time to unwind in the beautiful city.

Guests on a Cape Town city tour are often astounded upon arrival. Expecting to see an African city when booking Cape Town holidays, they are instead greeted by a place that could easily be found in a Mediterranean country. Cape Town is an eclectic place, with communities being made up of people from just about every culture, community and walk of life. Affordable Cape Town tours will take you to some of the city’s best-kept secrets and while here you will meet many of the friendly locals, most of whom will share their favourite thing about their city if you ask. When you book a safari near Cape Town, expect to see a modern city with ocean views and fynbos in the surrounding hills.

The culture of the city is beautifully intricate, with a blend of cultures becoming the beat to which the city moves. Capetonians are fiercely proud of their city and its unique culture. Guests quickly feel at ease here and most will fall in love with the activities in Cape Town.

There is little doubt as to why Cape Town has become one of South Africa’s biggest tourist destinations.

Step Back in Time

South Africa has one of the world’s most diverse and interesting histories, and much of that history we learn about today, took place in this city.

From the arrival of the Dutch and British to the most important political happenings in our time, Cape Town has a landmark for it.

The history of the city started well before the arrival of the 1652 settlers, but it was the establishment of this settlement of immigrants that brought the city into being. This part of the Cape coast already had a reputation among sailors. The first mention of the Cape was recorded in 1486 by Bartolomeu Dias, a Portuguese explorer, who christened it the Cape of Storms. By that time many a sailor had met his demise sailing past this stretch of unforgiving coast.

Originally, a small settlement was established as a supply station for passing Dutch East India Company ships. But the settlement grew quickly and soon became a place of economic, strategic and political importance. Up until the gold rush in the Witwatersrand drew people to the reefs of Johannesburg, Cape Town was South Africa’s biggest city.

Once the importance, and the riches, of South Africa came to the attention of the British, the then Dutch colonised Cape suffered an onslaught. The British attempted to seize the Cape in 1795 but were defeated by the Dutch. Undaunted by this, the British returned and captured the Cape in 1806. In the following years, the Great Trek would take place, with the Dutch descendants moving inland to form their own independent states.

Cape Town would see wars, segregation and the coming of a new era, all the while growing and expanding into what it is today; a truly unique business and artistic hub of activity.

Cape Town Highlights

With mountains overlooking the city, and the smell of the ocean and city in the air, when venturing around Cape Town on tour, you will be in constant awe of the beauty that surrounds you.

We love Cape Town and we love sharing this amazing city with our guests. Here are some of the city highlights:

  1. Table Mountain

You’ll see it from just about anywhere, looming up behind buildings, dominating the landscape and inner skyline. A visit to Cape Town has to include a trip to Table Mountain. It is a reminder that nature is an important aspect of the city; Table Mountain has become iconic. You can visit the Table Mountain National Park while in the city and do a little hiking before heading up the mountain (weather permitting).

  1. Cape of Good Hope

The Cape of Good Hope boasts the South-Western most point on the African continent. It’s a great place to go hiking and has around 250 different species of birds. If your time here is limited, and hiking is not an option, there are tour buses that head in this direction.

  1. A Downtown Trip

Sometimes, the best attractions are those within the city. In downtown Cape Town, you can visit the gardens, which are home to museums, the House of Parliament and the National Library. You can stop off at the busy waterfront and explore all the shops, and you can take a walk through the legendary (and colourful) Bo Kaap.

  1. Robben Island

Robben Island is located off the Cape shore and has become an infamous, emotional place to visit. Once used as an isolated place to keep prisoners, the buildings on the island now serve as a museum, a stark reminder of the past.

  1. The Winelands

While in the Cape, some time spent in the Winelands is an absolute must. Most Cape Town tours will include a stop in the heart of South Africa’s famous winemaking district, giving you time to taste the latest vintages and buy a few bottles for home.

We have a selection of the ultimate collection of Cape Town tours. Book yours today and find out why everyone loves Cape Town.

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