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We Specialize In Creating Wow Memories of Southern Africa
info@southerncircle.com
We Specialize In Creating Wow Memories of Southern Africa
+27 31 572 4227
info@southerncircle.com
We Specialize In Creating Wow Memories of Southern Africa
+27 31 572 4227

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garden route tour

4-Day Garden Route Guided Tour; Cape Town – Cape Town

4-Day Garden Route Tour – Cape Town to Cape Town (Code: SCCH) This 4-day garden route tour departs daily from Cape Town to the scenic Garden Route.  The tour continues through  must-see areas in the Garden Route such as Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, the Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River Mouth! We also traverse through the adjacent semi-desert Little Karoo visiting the famous Cango Caves and an ostrich farm, then on to Cape Town via Route 62.  Our small group tours create an exclusive feel in luxurious comfort.   Day 1.  Cape Town – Mossel Bay – George – Knysna (Garden Route) Your tour departs from Cape Town to the Garden Route and drive eastwards via Sir Lowry’s Pass. Travel through the famous apple country of Grabouw to Swellendam and Mossel Bay. Here you visit arguably the oldest post office in Africa, the Post Office Tree. This is the site where the Portuguese explorer, Bartholomeu Dias, made first landfall in 1488. From here you truly enter the Garden Route and travel past George via the Wilderness Lakelands to Knysna. Overnight at Parkes Manor or similar. Day 2.  Knysna – Plettenberg Bay – Tsitsikamma National Park (Garden Route) We travel further to Plettenberg Bay after breakfast for a short visit. Traverse through magnificent scenic river valley passes – truly nature’s gardens – and arrive at the Tsitsikamma National Park (Khoisan for ‘The place of much water). You can do an hour’s roundtrip walk to the suspension bridge stretching over the mouth of the Storms River. Afterwards, we continue to The Bloukrans Bridge, 216 metres (709 feet) above the Bloukrans River. The Bloukrans Bungee is the world’s highest commercial bungee bridge and is the highest commercial natural bungee jump in the world! After this exciting experience, we visit the Birds of Eden aviary. This

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kenya

Serengeti and Masai Mara Safari – The Great Migration!

 Serengeti and Masai Mara Safari. We present you with a 12-day Safari which includes arguably some of the best safari regions in Africa! While on this safari you can also encounter the great migration when East Africa’s wide-open grasslands become the setting for this amazing phenomenon. Hundred thousands of wildebeests, Burchell’s zebras, antelopes and other herd animals migrate between the Serengeti in Tanzania and the Masai Mara in Kenya.  Contact us today to secure your once in a lifetime adventure! Day 1.      Nairobi – the beginning of your Serengeti and Masai Mara Safari! On your arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International airport near Nairobi, you will be met by your guide and transferred to the Nairobi Serena Hotel. Overnight at the hotel  in a Deluxe Balcony room http://www.serenahotels.com/serenanairobi/media-en.html Day_2      Nairobi – Amboseli National Park After breakfast your guide will meet you at the hotel for your trip to the Amboseli National Park. Arrive in time for lunch at the Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge. On a clear day, Mount Kilimanjaro is visible in the distance.  Your close encounter with Africa’s amazing wildlife starts this afternoon on you first safari. Amboseli has an abundance of lion, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, baboon, gazelle, hippo and wildebeest among others. After this introduction to what you can expect on the rest of the safari, return to our accommodation for  dinner and overnight. Overnight at the Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge http://www.serenahotels.com/serenaamboseli/media-en.html   Day_3      Amboseli National Park “Amboseli” is the Masai word for “salty dust”. Today join an early morning safari in this reserve. After lunch and some relaxing time, we join another wildlife experience. This park is known for its large herds of elephants up close. Explore five different habitats here, ranging from the dried-up beds  and wetlands with Sulphur springs to savannah and woodlands –

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Wildlife Safari and Zulu Culture (SCDI)

This convenient 1-day guided trip includes a morning and afternoon wildlife safari and Zulu culture experience. It departs from and return to Durban and surrounds. The Valley of a 1000 Hills is an exceptionally scenic hilly area west of Durban. This full day tour departs from Durban and starts off with a drive through the wealthy Kloof area to the edge of the impressive Valley of a 1000 Hills. On arrival at PheZulu Safari Park, we join a 4 x 4 safari for around an hour into the valley and enjoy the impressive views and wildlife including bush buck, wildebeest, impala, blesbok, zebra, giraffe and a variety of bird species.  Back at the PheZulu Safari Park we visit a crocodile farm and snake park. Your guide explains the ways of these strange creatures, sometimes we are lucky to see them being fed! Afterwards, we introduce you to the ancient Zulu culture. Take a tour of the traditional Zulu huts while enjoying the excellent view over the valley!  Zulu tribal dancers may entertain us for a while! We enjoy lunch at the Nguni Café. Afterwards we travel to the Tala Private Game Reserve for an afternoon open vehicle safari. On arrival you have time to enjoy a quick refreshment in the local restaurant (optional) before commencing with the 2-hour safari. We stand a chance to encounter wildlife such as rhino, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, hippo, and a wide variety of antelope. Return to Durban after a very exciting day arriving early evening. NOTES: The wildlife safari and Zulu culture tour is designed for those who do not have much time, but would like to encounter this experience whilst in the area. For cruise liners that depart before our arrival in Durban, we have a shortened version excluding the first safari and reptile

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8-days highlights of south africa

3 Day Garden Route Guided Tour – Cape Town to Gqeberha(Port Elizabeth) (Code: SCCA)

3-Day Garden Route Tour This 3-day garden route tour departs daily from Cape Town via the popular Route 62 to the scenic Garden Route. We also traverse through the adjacent Little Karoo, visiting the famous Cango Caves and an ostrich farm.  The tour continues through other ‘must-see’ areas and ends up in Gqeberha(Port Elizabeth) the afternoon of the 3rd day! Our small group tours create an exclusive feel in luxurious comfort. The pace on this tour is faster than our 4-day tour as it is designed for those with a time limit.  DAY 1. Cape Town – Wine Estate – Route 62 – Oudtshoorn Departing from Cape Town, we drive eastwards via the beautiful Du Toit’s Kloof Mountains and the Breede Valley Wine region, heartland of South Africa’s brandy producers.  Our journey includes the Robertson and Montague wine regions, visiting one of the many wine estates along the route, for a special wine tasting. We continue via Route 62 through the Little Karoo with its unique mountain ranges and vegetation to Oudtshoorn, visiting an Ostrich Show Farm for some exceptional experiences with these strange birds! Overnight at La Plume Boutique Guest House outside Oudtshoorn, also called the “Feather capital” of the world, as over ninety per cent of the world’s ostrich farms are found here. (Dinner included) DAY 2.  Cango Caves – George (Garden Route) – Wilderness – Knysna After breakfast, we visit the Cango Caves, regarded as one of South Africa’s foremost natural wonders. The fascinating calcite caves comprise of an underground wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites. An optional visit to the Cango Wildlife Ranch can be done once we leave the caves. The Ranch encompasses  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 leave Oudtshoorn, and proceed over the

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4-day garden route tour from cape town

4-Day Garden Route Guided Tour – SCCD

4-Day Garden Route Tour – Cape Town – Gqeberha/Port Elizabeth(Code: SCCD) This 4-day garden route tour departs daily from Cape Town via Hermanus, arguably the best land-based whale watching spot in the world, and continue to the exceptional scenic Garden Route in a relaxed manner, visiting must-see areas, ending up in Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) the afternoon of the 4th day! Our small group tours create an exclusive feel in luxurious comfort.  DAY 01. Cape Town – Hermanus – Swellendam – Mossel Bay (Cape Garden Route) Depart from Cape Town on tour at around 09h00. We continue eastwards towards the Garden Route. The road takes us via a beautiful coastal route between Gordon’s Bay and the beautiful seaside town of Hermanus. (Hermanus is also arguably the best place in the World to spot Whales from land – July to Dec). After lunch, you continue to Mossel Bay and visit famous Cape Town tourist attractions such as the oldest post office in Africa.   A huge hollow tree was used to hide the post at the site of the first landfall, made by the Portuguese explorer Bartholomew Dias in 1488. Overnight in Mossel Bay at Aquamarine Guest House or similar. DAY 02.  Mossel Bay – Oudtshoorn – Cango Caves – Ostrich Farm. Travel over the scenic Outeniqua Mountains to the Little Karoo, and we visit an Ostrich Show Farm for some unique experiences. Here we learn about these amazing flightless birds.  You visit the Cango caves regarded as one of South Africa’s foremost natural wonders. The calcite caves comprise an underground wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites. Afterwards; you visit Oudtshoorn, also called the “Feather capital” of the world, because we find over ninety per cent of the world’s ostrich farms here. Overnight at La Plume Boutique Guest House outside Oudtshoorn. DAY 03.  Oudtshoorn – Cango Wildlife Ranch

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Garden Route and Wildlife

6 Day Garden Route and Wildlife Tour (Code: SCCN)

6-Day Garden Route, Wildlife and semi-desert Karoo This 6-day guided tour starts off exploring the lush and scenic Garden Route and, secondly, wildlife in the adjacent semi-desert.  Also included are three national wildlife areas, the Addo, the Mountain Zebra and Karoo National Parks! This tour is an excellent substitute for game viewing in the north of the country! Day 1.  Cape Town – Route 62 – Oudtshoorn (Garden Route and Wildlife) Depart from Cape Town on the 6-day garden route and wildlife guided tour. We drive eastwards via the beautiful Du Toit’s Kloof Mountains and the Breede Valley Wine region, heartland of South Africa’s brandy producers.  Our journey includes the Robertson and Montague wine regions, visiting  one of the many wine estates along the route, for a special 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 a Guest Lodge on a working ostrich farm – La Plume Boutique Guest House. Dinner included today. Day 2. Cango Caves – Garden Route – George – Knysna After breakfast, we visit the Cango Caves, regarded as one of South Africa’s foremost natural wonders. The fascinating calcite caves comprise of an underground wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites. An optional visit to the Cango Wildlife Ranch can be done once we leave the caves. The Ranch encompasses  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 then leave Oudtshoorn, and travel 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

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5-Day Garden Route Karoo and Wildlife – Cape Town to Cape Town (Code: SCCS)

5-Day Garden Route, Karoo and Wildlife viewing in a semi-desert Landscape – from Cape Town The Garden Route, Karoo and wildlife tour departs daily from Cape Town via a scenic coastal route to Hermanus, arguably the best land-based whale-watching spot from July through December.  Afterwards, we continue further into the scenic Garden Route.  Visit Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, the Tsitsikamma National Park, Storms River mouth and continue to the Oudtshoorn in the Little Karoo for visits to an ostrich farm famous Cango Caves.  Day 4 we traverse the Swartberg Mountains into the Great Karoo and enter the Karoo National Park for some wildlife viewing and overnight. The last day’s drive gets exceptionally scenic descending the Hex River Valley into the Cape’s wine-making areas. DAY 1.   Mossel Bay – Garden Route – Knysna (Garden Route, Karoo and Wildlife) The Garden Route and Karoo contrasts are 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 landfall here in 1488. From here you truly enter the Garden Route and travel past George via the Wilderness Lakelands to Knysna. Overnight at Stannards Guest House or similar (Dinner included) DAY 2.   Plettenberg Bay – Tsitsikamma National Park – Knysna Breakfast and afterwards 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

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4-day garden route tour from cape town
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4-Day Guided Garden Route Tour from Cape Town

4 Day Guided Garden Route Tour from Cape Town DAY 01. Cape Town – Hermanus – Swellendam – Mossel Bay (Cape Garden Route) Your 4-Day Garden Route Tour From Cape Town Departs at around 09h00. We continue eastwards towards the Garden Route. The road takes us via a beautiful coastal route between Gordon’s Bay and the beautiful seaside town of Hermanus. (Hermanus is also arguably the best place in the World to spot Whales from land – July to Dec). After lunch, you continue to Mossel Bay and visit famous Cape Town tourist attractions such as the oldest post office in Africa.   A huge hollow tree was used to hide the post at the site of the first landfall, made by the Portuguese explorer Bartholomew Dias in 1488. Overnight at Bar -T-Nique Guesthouse in Mosselbay. DAY 02.  Mossel Bay – Oudtshoorn – Cango Caves – Ostrich Farm. Travel over the scenic Outeniqua Mountains to the Little Karoo. We visit an Ostrich Show Farm for some unique experiences. Here we learn about these amazing flightless birds and may see some ostrich racing. A ride on the back of an ostrich is not for the fainthearted. You visit the Cango caves, regarded as one of South Africa’s foremost natural wonders. The calcite caves comprise an underground wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites. Afterwards, you visit Oudtshoorn, also called the “Feather capital” of the world, because we find over ninety per cent of the world’s ostrich farms here. Overnight at La Plume Lodge outside Oudtshoorn. DAY 03.  Oudtshoorn – Cango Wildlife Ranch – Garden Route – Knysna After breakfast, you visit the Cango Wildlife Ranch and Valley of Ancients, an endangered species breeding facility. Then depart for George and Wilderness National Park. You skirt around the lakes with stops at scenic viewpoints en route to

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Durban City

6-Day Garden, Wild Coast and Durban Tour (Code: SCCP)

Garden Route and Wild Coast Tour This excursion covers both the Garden Route and the Wild Coast areas, so named because of its rugged beauty. Afterwards, you experience the lush sub-tropical vegetation of South Africa’s East Coast, sometimes called the garden province. Here you visit the scenic Oribi Gorge before travelling to the holiday city of Durban. DAY 1.  Cape Town – Route 62 – Oudtshoorn (Garden Route and Wild Coast) Your 6-Day tour incorporates firstly; the scenic Garden Route, and secondly, Wild Coast departs from Cape Town. After driving eastwards via the beautiful Du Toit’s Kloof Mountains and the Breede Valley Wine region, we find the heartland of South Africa’s Brandy producers and the Robertson and Montague wine regions. We visit one of the Wine Estates in this area for wine tasting. Afterwards, 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! Oudtshoorn is called the “Feather capital” of the world as over ninety per cent of the world’s ostrich farms are found here. We overnight at the La Plume Boutique Guest House. DAY 2.  Cango Caves – Garden Route – Knysna (Garden Route and Wild Coast) Today we visit the Cango Caves, one of South Africa’s foremost natural wonders. The fascinating calcite caves comprise an underground wonderland of stalactites and stalagmites. After this adventure, an optional visit to the Cango wildlife ranch can be done. The Ranch encompasses 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 traverse past Oudtshoorn and over the Outeniqua Mountains via George and Wilderness along the Wilderness National Park lakes area. We skirt around the

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3 day victoria falls tour

3-Day Victoria Falls – Zimbabwe

A great way to see Vic Falls is starting with a flight from Johannesburg. The package includes airport/hotel transfers, a guided tour to Vic falls, a dinner with a distinct cultural flavour at the Boma Place of Eating, and a sun-downer cruise on the mighty Zambezi River. Enjoy the African scenery and wildlife while sipping your favourite alcoholic or non-alcoholic refreshment and watching the sunset over the Zambezi River! Optional activities such as a helicopter or fixed-wing flights over the area,  additional game viewing, visits to a cultural village, bungee jumping, etc can be added. DAY 1. Johannesburg – Vic Falls We start the Vic Falls package in Johannesburg and fly from the O R Tambo International Airport to Vic Falls Airport. On arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Later this afternoon you are set to embark on a 2-hour Sundowner Cruise on the Zambezi River. Enjoy finger snacks with your favourite alcoholic or soft drink on the Zambezi River. The cruise is a superb way to relax and enjoy the beauty of the river. You have the opportunity to see a variety of game including hippo, crocodile, elephant and sometimes even rhino, and an abundance of bird species. Overnight at the A’Zambezi River Lodge. DAY 2. Vic Falls The Vic Falls is in its 150 millionths’ year! And it’s a truly awe-inspiring experience – the sight, the sound, the smell, the humbling feeling that this may indeed be nature’s supreme masterpiece. Nothing prepares one for your first sight of it. You join a guided tour of the falls this morning.  Your personal guide will accompany you through the rainforest with interesting information about the history of the area while explaining about the flora, fauna, bird and wildlife and other points of interest.

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southern africa tours

3-Day Victoria Falls – Zambia

The 3-day Victoria Falls tour is a great way to see the Victoria Falls starting with a flight from Johannesburg. The Victoria Falls tour includes airport/hotel transfers and access directly to the falls along a pathway a few hundred metres from the hotel.  Also included is a sun-downer cruise on the Zambezi River. Enjoy the African scenery and wildlife while sipping your favourite alcoholic or non-alcoholic refreshment and watching the amazing sunset over Africa! Optional activities such as a helicopter or fixed-wing flight over the area,  additional game viewing, visits to a cultural village, bungee jumping, etc. can be added. You can book these activities at your hotel concierge or with us beforehand to avoid possible disappointment. You could even add a night or two here – just let us know! DAY 1. Johannesburg – Livingstone – Victoria Falls The Victoria Falls tour commences from Johannesburg with a flight from the O R Tambo International Airport to Livingstone Airport and on arrival, a transfer to your hotel. This afternoon you have the opportunity to explore the area on your own. Overnight at the Avani Victoria Falls Resort.  (Departures from Cape Town and Durban is possible with added flights). DAY 2. Victoria Falls The Victoria Falls is in its 150 millionth fantastic year! Truly awe-inspiring experience – the sight, the sound, the smell, the humbling feeling that this may indeed be nature’s supreme masterpiece. Nothing prepares one for your first sight of it. This tour does not include a guided tour of the falls, but you have unlimited access to the falls from the hotel – a few hundred metres easy walk. You can also book an optional guided tour, where you will be accompanied by a qualified guide who will give a brief history of the area as well as

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Panoramic Route scenery

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 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 per cent 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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