+27 31 572 422
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20 Years Experience You can Trust*
info@southerncircle.com
20 Years Experience You can Trust*
+27 31 572 422
info@southerncircle.com
20 Years Experience You can Trust*
+27 31 572 422

The Team

Meet the Team

Nic de Klerk
Managing Director

Nic de Klerk, an electronic engineer by trade, left the company where he was the Technical Director in 1988 to follow his love for travelling. He first concentrated on travel marketing and in 1990 moved to the operational side to be more hands-on. In 1993 SOUTHERN CIRCLE TOURS & SAFARIS was born. The rest is history and a success story.

Lodewyk de Klerk
Marketing Director

Lodewyk and Anne-Marie, his wife, joined us on a permanent basis in 1996 and opened our Cape Town office. He has over 40 years’ experience in Travel and Tourism.

The Team

Key people involved in the subsequent growth and success of SCT & S were Nic’s wife Beate, a busybody who from feeding the team and guiding to rushing around the world marketing to exhibitions and shows, Lodewyk and Anne-Marie, his wife, joined us on a permanent basis in 1996 and opened our Cape Town office.

Debbie Venter has a long history in retail travel and joined us to explore the operator side of travel. She is responsible for product management and head the operations of the company.

Jac du Toit, an ex-political journalist, has a wealth of information and assists with product development when he is not busy looking after our guests.

Jacques du Toit looks after our guests in the Cape area and has many eager followers who had contact with him for his eagerness to make sure they are perfectly looked after while travelling with us

David de la Quearra, Daniel Smit, Hans Schouten, Barry Dalhouzie, Chris Schutte, Peter Fifield, Taki Cristodoulou, WP Dutton and Tony Molyneaux are all entrusted with our guests and you can read all about them and the good work they do in our Testimonial section!

The company grew from strength to strength and today we can pride ourselves on being one of the respected smaller operators in South Africa. We regard our policy as the very result of our success: We supply a personalized service and exclusive programs to small groups utilizing small luxury accommodation at affordable prices.

Our team is picked not only for their knowledge in the trade, but also their commitment to excellence. Our in-house guides are specialists in their own fields and are academics in their own right.

From R 2 780.00 per person

1 Day Sani Pass Guided Tour – Durban (Code: SCDA)

This Sani Pass day tour is an adventure day out! Travel up the mountain pass with 4 wheel drive vehicles, awe at the views and on a clear day one can see up to 250km! Drive inland past Pietermaritzburg to the area of gently pastoral beauty, also called the Natal Midlands. We pass through grassy plains scattered with Zulu villages and lush farmlands where plump cattle and thoroughbred horses graze. Traverse through Underberg, a picturesque little village situated in the foothills of the majestic Drakensberg Mountains.  At Himeville you change vehicles and set off in a 4 wheel drive minibus for the drive up Sani Pass, named after the primitive people who lived in the area millennia ago. The ascend is steep at places with hair-raising bends. The driver talk about the geography and also stop frequently for photo opportunities of the breathtaking views. Afterwards, arrive at the top of the mountain in the kingdom of Lesotho. You visit the locals and they may  invite you into their house, which often result into tasting locally baked snacks or bread! Lunch is served at the top in the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho some 3 000 metres above sea level. Afterwards, we descend down the mountain, change vehicles and set off to Durban. OTHER TOURS YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN 2 Day Drakensberg Highscdblights  – SCDB 3 Day Drakensberg Adventure – SCDD  

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R6250

2 Day Drakensberg Mountains Highlights Tour – Durban (Code: SCDB)

In this tour we incorporate a visit to Pietermaritzburg where police kicked Ghandi off the train because of his skin colour, the Howick Falls, Nelsom Mandela’s capture site, a 4 x 4 drive up Sani Pas, interaction with the locals in Lesotho and lunch at the highest pub in Africa! DAY 1    Durban – Drakensberg Mountains – Sani Pass We depart at around 09h00 for your tour to the Drakensberg Mountains and Sani Pass via the Natal Midlands. Drive inland to Pietermaritzburg, the capital of KwaZulu-Natal, for a brief city tour. Stop at the railway station where Mahatma Gandhi was thrown off the train because of the colour of his skin. Enter the waiting room where, in the silence of the night, he formulated his philosophy of passive resistance. Continue to Howick and visit the 100m high Howick Falls. Next, we stop at the monument erected on the spot where police arrested Nelson Mandela in 1961 as a result of his resistance to the former Apartheid government. Continue through an area of gentle pastoral beauty called the Natal Midlands. We pass through grassy plains scattered with villages and lush farmlands where plump cattle and thoroughbred horses graze. Then further through Underberg, a picturesque little village situated in the foothills of the majestic Drakensberg Mountains. Our hotel is in the lap of the mountain with peaks towering up to 3400m above sea level. The afternoon is at your leisure to participate in some of the organised hikes into the mountain or explore the area on your own. Overnight at the Sani Pass Premier Hotel. DAY 2  Sani Pass – Lesotho – Durban After breakfast you set off to Sani Pass, named after the primitive people who lived here millennia ago.  We use a four-wheel drive vehicle to navigate the steep inclines and

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