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

Wildlife and Scenery – Cape Town to Johannesburg The touch of wildlife and scenery package is is the perfect tour package for those with little time to see South Africa’s most popular wildlife and scenic areas in only 8 days! Also included is the Panorama Route. The tour departs daily from both Cape Town and Johannesburg. DAY 1.  Cape Town – Hermanus – Swellendam – Mossel Bay This wildlife and scenery tour package 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). Afterwards 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. The 2nd Day of the 8 Days touch of Wildlife and Scenery, starts over the Outeniqua Mountains in the Little Karoo to visit an Ostrich Show Farm for unique experiences. 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

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Garden Route and Wildlife

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

11 Day Taste of South Africa Guided Tour This tour is just that, a taste of South Africa and it’s diversity. The tour incorporates the Panoramic Route, Kruger National Park, a private reserve in the greater kruger area, eSwathini (Swaziland), Zululand and another private reserve, enter the first proclaimed world heritage site in South Africa, iSimangaliso, and a boat cruise on lake St Lucia. The last four days we travel through the scenic Garden Route ending in Cape Town. DAY 1. Johannesburg – Dullstroom – Panoramic Route – Sabie (Safari) Your first taste of South Africa starts with our 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.  After that, 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 the day in this magnificent reserve around 2 million ha in extent. DAY 4. Kruger National Park  – Swaziland We rise early for a game

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Robben Island

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

  15-Day Taste of South Africa and Cape Town This tour truly provides you with a taste of South Africa and  Cape Town added to the end. The tour incorporates the Panoramic Route, Kruger National Park, a private reserve in the greater kruger area, eSwathini (Swaziland), Zululand and another private reserve, enter the first proclaimed world heritage site in South Africa, iSimangaliso, and a boat cruise on lake St Lucia. We travel through the scenic Garden Route and ending in Cape Town. The tour includes a 4-night stay-over in Cape Town with tours of the city and peninsula and an optional winelands tour. DAY 01. Gauteng – Panoramic Route (Taste of South Africa and Cape Town) 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

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

Highlights of South Africa This tour truly features all the highlights of South Africa. We start off with the scenic panoramic route, then into the kruger National Park, travel through eSwathini (Swaziland), Zululand and its wildlife including Lake St Lucia ij the iSimangaliso world heritage site. The second part  of the tour we visit the southern Drakensberg Mountains, ascent via the Sani Pass into the kingdom of Lesotho for a lunch in Africa’s highest pub! The third phase of the tour includes the scenic Garden Route before the tour ends in Cape Town DAY 01.   Gauteng – Panoramic Route (Highlights of South Africa) Our first day on the highlights of South African takes us from Johannesburg via Middelburg, Dullstroom, and Ohrigstad to the magnificent Three Rondavels view the 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 the 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 the 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

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

South African Explorer The South African Explorer  does just that, you will be doing a lot of exploring; firstly around five days of wildlife and scenery to Durban, the holiday mecca of South Africa. Then we travel further along the Wild Coast and Garden Route ending in Cape Town. DAY 1. Johannesburg – Panoramic Route (Safari and scenery) Our first day on the South African Explorer 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. Afterwards, we continue to Sabie. Here we have a pleasant walk through indigenous forest to visit Lone Creek Falls. Afterwards travel to Ligna Lodge. DAY 2.  Panoramic Route – Private Reserve On the 2nd day we travel via Graskop and marvel at the scenic areas, for instance, 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 and the breathtaking sight at the Blyde River Canyon. Afterwards, 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. We enjoy a great dinner under the stars. (weather permitting). Overnight Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge. DAY 3.  Private Reserve –  Kruger National Park After an early morning open vehicle game drive or, if available and conditions are favourable, we hike on foot searching for the animals. After breakfast, we leave for the Kruger National Park.  We spend the day

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

The Grand South African Tour This Grand South African tour epitomises almost all the popular spots and even some hidden gems of South Africa. We travel through the country on this tour engaging in all its diversity; from the abundance of wildlife to rugged beauty  – the diversity in the scenery is mind-blowing.  This gives a whole lot of truth to the saying;  South Africa is a world in one country! DAY 1  Johannesburg – Dullstroom – Sabie – Panoramic Route (The Grand South African Tour Package) Our first day on the Grand South African tour 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 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. Arrive a little later 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

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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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