8 Days Culture tour itinerary for south-africa: Come Over For An Authentic South African Experience!
Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kruger National Park, Knysna
Explore one of the most culturally and geographically diverse places on earth. View plenty of historical & nature attractions here such as the Voortrekker Monument, Blyde River Canyon Reserve, Graskop & Sabie Falls, enjoy game viewing for rhinos, hippos & explore fun activities of swimming, surfing, jet-skiing etc. at Knysna Lagoon.
Activities: Travel SA - Half Day Pretoria City Tour
On this half day tour, you will learn a lot about the fascinating history of South Africa during a Pretoria city experience. Pretoria is the capital of South Africa and therefore full of historic sites. We visit the Union Buildings, headquarters of the government. The buildings are beautifully situated in terraced gardens, through which you can enjoy an idyllic walk.
Another major attraction on this tour is the Voortrekker Monument.
Overnight: Park Inn Hotel Sandton (BB)
Kruger national park
At more than 2 million hectares the Kruger National Park is one of the world’s largest game reserves and a truly remarkable destination. Because of its exceptional size, you can experience amazing diversity – from the scenery and ecosystems to the correspondingly amazing array of animals, trees and birds. A trip to the Kruger National Park is an unforgettable and potentially life-changing experience.
Activities: Panorama Route, Major highlights: Blyde River Canyon Reserve, Graskop & Sabie Falls, Lisbon and Berlin Falls, Gods Window, Pilgrim's Rest
Overnight: Pestana Kruger Lodge (BB)
Pestana Kruger Lodge, Kruger National Park
Activities: Southern Kruger, Major highlights: game viewing at Southern Circle for rhinos, lions, and Hippo pool.
The Rex Hotel, Knysna
Nestled between the imposing Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean and surrounded by world-renowned forests, Knysna offers a wealth of activities for visitors. The beautiful lagoon and more than eight beaches provide opportunities to swim, surf, canoe, yacht, jet-ski, boat, fish, walk on soft sand and take ferry rides. Various markets offer organic goods, delicious food, indigenous plants and a social atmosphere. Mountains, valleys, lakes, forests and streams are ready to be explored. The region isn’t known as the “Garden of Eden” for nothing! A birding route is available for avid bird watchers. World class golf courses are at your doorstep. And of course, the area is famous for the Knysna Heads and delicious oysters.
Overnight: The Rex Hotel (BB)
The Rex Hotel, Knysna
Activities: Knysna Lagoon, Major highlights: leisure activities, beaches, abundant wildlife, and water sports.
The Rex Hotel, Knysna
Optional: Explore the Ostrich Farm.
SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl, Cape Town
Activities: Table Mountain.
Overnight: SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl (https://www.tsogosun.com/sunsquare-cape-town-city-bowl) (BB)
Activities: Cape Point Tour Half Day. Highlights of a trip down to Cape Point include; one of the world’s most spectacular drives, Hout Bay, Chapman’s Peak, Noordhoek Beach, the Cape Point Nature Reserve, two lighthouses on the tip of Africa, Boulders Penguin Colony, Simonstown and Kalk Bay.
Rates include but are not limited to the following services specified in the itinerary.
Accommodation with meals.
Tours, transport, South African driver/guide, park entrance fees, hotel taxes and service charges.
Rates exclude (Unless otherwise specified)
Medical Air Rescue services.
Domestic Air Charters, Visa fees.
Laundry, telephone calls, scheduled flights, gratuities and all expenses of personal nature.
South Africa Experience
This vast country is undoubtedly one of the most culturally and geographically diverse places on earth. Fondly known by locals as the 'Rainbow Nation', South Africa has 11 official languages and its multicultural inhabitants are influenced by a fascinating mix of African, Asian and European cultures. Due to its rich and turbulent history, there are plenty of historical attractions to explore including the Zululand battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal, the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg, Robben Island
Prices in this brochure are quoted in US dollars. All prices are subject to change without prior notice. Should prices or costs from suppliers increase due to inflation, currency depreciation and fuel surcharges? All suppliers reserve the right to increase prices at any time of the year when costs increase outside the control of the supplier.
Johannesburg: Johannesburg is one of Africa’s biggest and most vibrant cities. It is the economic capital of Africa and the gateway to Southern Africa. Although not as famous as other South African destinations, there is plenty to do in Johannesburg and nearby Pretoria. The old city is a multi-cultural mixture of traditional medicine shops, Chinese restaurants, taxi ranks and ultra-modern skyscrapers. There are excellent museums, art galleries and organised tours of historical and political interest. The shopping is Southern Africa’s best and the many restaurants cater for all tastes. The nearby township of Soweto is Johannesburg’s most popular tourist attraction.
Voortrekker Monument: This monument is of great significance to many Afrikaans speaking South Africans, there it stands for Afrikaner Nationalism. The monument is in the shape of a big stone cube. The interior walls depict the story of the Great Trek, a mass movement of Afrikaner Boers who resented British rule.
Park Inn Hotel Sandton: The Park Inn Sandton Hotel’s location and amenities combine to provide the ideal experience for Johannesburg travellers. The proximity to both local businesses and exciting attractions, like Sandton Convention Centre, Sandton City Shopping Centre, Nelson Mandela Square and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, is unbeatable. Choose from 273 comfortable rooms with stylish design features and picturesque views of the surrounding area. On-site features include delectable dining options and a cool outdoor swimming pool. The well-equipped meeting facilities are perfect for hosting both business and personal events.
Sandton hotel’s guests can enjoy the ultimate comfort and convenience because of the following:
Garnered "Best Design Hotel" at the 2011 South African Property Owners (SAPOA) awards.
Instant access to the best attractions in the Sandown district of Sandton, Johannesburg's exclusive northern suburb.
A total of 273 artfully designed Sandton hotel rooms or six suites with stunning views.
Dinner and drinks indoors or out at the fresh, airy RBG Bar & Grill.
Fitness centre and outdoor swimming pool.
Free Wireless High-speed Internet.
Large meetings or smaller events in flexibly designed Sandton hotel conference rooms and indoor and outdoor pre-function areas.
Panorama Route: The Panorama Route is one of the most beautiful parts of South Africa connecting the Lowveld and the amazing geological features of the Mpumalanga Drakensberg. One of the major highlights of the region is the Blyde River Canyon Reserve, the third largest canyon of its kind in the world and home to spectacular wildlife and birdlife. Other highlights include the breathtaking waterfalls in Graskop and Sabie, Lisbon and Berlin Falls, Gods Window and the Gold Rush territory, Pilgrim’s Rest, home to the early gold prospectors.
Pestana Kruger Lodge: Pestana Kruger Lodge is situated less than a kilometre away from Malelane Gate, the most southern entrance to the Kruger National Park. The Lodge is surrounded by 22ha of indigenous gardens and bush with magnificent views of the Crocodile River, which forms the border with the Kruger National Park. It’s a rare pleasure to watch the hippos so close by; and the other animals as they stroll down to the river for a drink of water or to cool down. Pestana Kruger Lodge has a total of 74 rooms, with views over the river or the gardens. The comfortable rooms have an earthy décor with an African touch and all rooms have balconies.
Southern Kruger: The southern area of South Africa’s most famous game reserve is separated from lush farmland by the Crocodile River, a popular spot for lazy crocs, playful hippos and thirsty animals. The game viewing area is known as the ‘Southern Circle’ and is renowned for its rhinos and lions, of which there are different prides with definitive hunting techniques and behaviours. Also found here, near the Hippo Pool, are ancient San rock paintings.
The Rex Hotel: One of Knysna’s most elegant and sophisticated accommodation offerings, The Rex Hotel promises its guests superior service and exceptional comfort. Located on the World Famous Garden Route, The Rex Hotel is one of most exhilarating getaways in its class. Capturing the essence of four-star luxury, the impeccably appointed Rex Hotel offers travelers a gateway to world-class restaurants, lush forests and the shores of the peaceful lagoon. With thirty luxurious rooms, The Rex Hotel beckons guests to unwind as the charm of Knysna and the immaculate service of the hotel staff take care of all your needs. Our spacious and serene rooms are an eclectic mix of contemporary and classic comfort. Cool colours and rich fabrics bring elegance and sophistication to your surroundings.
Guests staying at the exclusive Rex Hotel experience exceptional personal service combined with the discreet charm of a fine hotel, which offers all the sophistication and efficiency of a world-class hotel.
Knysna Lagoon: The beautiful Knysna Lagoon is one of the few places in the world that supports an oyster hatchery and these oysters have a reputation for being some of the tastiest on the planet – hence they are honored during the popular, annual Knysna Oyster festival. The lagoon is the focal point for most of the recreation and leisure activities in and around Knysna. The lagoon and its beaches are famous for an abundance of wildlife and a variety of water sports.
Oudtshoorn: Oudtshoorn is famous for its ostriches and the magnificent Cango Caves. Located along the renowned Route 62, which takes motorists past one awe-inspiring sight after another, Oudtshoorn is known as the Ostrich Capital of the World: these huge birds are almost as common as people in this charming town. Other than ostriches and the wonderful feathers and meat they provide, the Oudtshoorn area also boasts the spectacular Cango Caves; the largest show cave system in Africa permeated with sparkling stalactites and stalagmites and captivating rock formations.
Table Mountain: Without a doubt, it is Table Mountain that makes Cape Town the unique city it is. Rising up over 1000m above sea level, it is the icon that makes Cape Town instantly recognizable. It is a symbol, a playground, a spiritual retreat and a big drawcard for tourists. So intertwined with the identity of Cape Town is Table Mountain that a visit to the city isn’t complete without having walked or taken the cable car to the top.
Cape Town: Resting at the confluence of the Indian and Atlantic Ocean, sandwiched between the slopes of the iconic Table Mountain and the glistening sapphire waters of Table Bay, the exceptionally scenic city of Cape Town is in a class of its own. Some cities boast rich culture, vibrant nightlife, a cosmopolitan atmosphere and extraordinary architecture, while others boast breathtaking landscapes and extraordinary natural wonders. Cape Town is lucky enough to be blessed with all of these attractions and so much more. With its bustling harbour, world-class beaches, top-notch vineyards, and its mountainous surroundings brimming with diverse flora and fauna, Cape Town consistently captivates the hearts of all who visit.
SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl: With so much to do and see in Cape Town, you need to stay somewhere central. Situated, on the corner of Buitengracht and Strand Street, the bustling location of SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl inspires visitors to explore the hip surroundings and get to know the city. This new Cape Town hotel has 5 levels of basement parking for those travelling by car and planning to explore beyond the City Bowl. The hotel has 202 bedrooms made up of standard rooms with queen size beds, family rooms each with 2 double beds, 5 executive rooms, 2 suites and 2 wheelchair-accessible rooms. After a busy day, return to your bright, modern and spacious room, meet up for a coffee in the impressive double-volume lobby or head through to Vigour & Verve, where great food and drinks are served all day long. The hotel has excellent connectivity and guests have access to free WiFi – Rewards cardholders get extra free data. The modern conference space with five well-equipped conference venues can accommodate up to 140 delegates. The area has an attractive and spacious lobby which can serve as a place to serve welcome drinks before an event, breakaways during meetings or alternative space for an informal small meeting. The stylish bar on the 18th floor is a welcome retreat for SunSquare guests looking to relax in style. The bar also offers access to the enclosed pool deck and opens onto an outdoor patio overlooking the picture perfect Cape Town harbour and Lions Head. The gym located on the top floor of the hotel will satisfy guests looking to keep fit or work up an appetite before venturing out into the surrounding foodie district. With panoramic views of Table Mountain, you can determine this wondrous mountain’s mood before stepping out of the hotel. - A CITY HOTEL FOR THE NEW GENERATION, Fresh & Hip Cape Town City Centre Accommodation.
Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kruger National Park, Knysna
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