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Welcome to the Garden Route-- South Africa! This 9-Day exploration tops the list for all nature-lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. The views from The Table Mountain and Atlantic Ocean as well as the Game Drive at Pilanesberg National Park to see Africa's Big Five.

ITINERARY

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Welcome to Cape Town; get acquainted with your fellow travellers and greet your local guide. You will be transferred to the hotel to catch up on some rest or have leisure time so that you could explore the city at your own pace. One look at the distant mountain view lets you know what exactly adorns the city-- it is the Table Mountain, but there is a lot to see in the city like quaint restaurants and other hangout spots with unique afro-chic interiors where you can try some Braai while snapping some Instagram-worthy pictures before turning in for your first night in Cape Town.

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Cape Town International Airport
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Cape Town International Airport
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Cape Town City

Goeie môre Cape Town; Breakfast will be served at your hotel to get you ready to be swept away to the city’s beauty which will begin at the Constantia winery. South Africa has some of the finest wines have the first-hand experience at winemaking and have a taste of it yourself too! After this, head on over to see the star of Cape Town-- The Table Mountain National Park. Ride the cable car to the top and meet Cape Town from an overlooking viewpoint, the Table Mountain is a flat-top mountain (which makes the name self-explanatory). Should the weather not be in your favour today, you will head over to Lions Head which is another mountain top where you can see the city before turning in for your second night in Cape Town.

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Constantia Vineyard
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View From Table Mountain
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Table Mountain

It’s your third morning in Cape Town served with a sumptuous breakfast to prepare you for a tour of the city, there is much to see in this spectacular city. The trip will take you on a drive through the Atlantic Sea, brushing past cosy local villages, fishing harbours, and scenic mountains contrasted by azure waters. Visit Hout Bay to take a trip to Seal Island for a "Seal-fie"-- Pun Super Intended; The Boulders Beach’s African Penguins are super excited to meet you, as well as the Ostriches living at the Ostrich Farm. There will be a funicular ride at the Cape of Good Hope where you will see more of South Africa’s fauna and flora before you turn in to spend your third night in Cape Town.

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Cape of Good Hope
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Boulders Beach
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Ostrich Farm

Breakfast will be served at the hotel on your last morning in Cape Town before you check out of your hotel and go on a scenic drive to Mossel Bay. This is not just your standard drive because the view all around you will be a testament to why South Africa is also called "The Garden Route". You will also stop by the Bartolomeu Dias Museum Complex, the Cape St Blaize Lighthouse and the famous Post Office Tree which was a milkwood tree that functioned as a post office for the Portuguese explorers back in the days, pretty resourceful and sustainable. Such an interesting day to have before you reach Knysna where you will immediately check into your hotel and turn in for the night.

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Mossel Bay
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Cape St Blaize Lighthouse
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Post Office Box

Say hello to Knysna with a delicious breakfast buffet served fresh and hot at the hotel to get you ready for the city. Today, you are going to meet some more charmingly giant flightless birds at the Oudtshoorn Ostrich Farms where you will finally peek into how they are bred and raised. From here, you will go to the Cango Caves at the Cango Valley to see the extensive tunnels and chambers spanning around 4 kilometres with pre-historic illustrations etched on the walls, you will also meet Cheetahs, Lemurs, and Crocodiles at the Cango Wildlife Sanctuary. Later, you will be transferred back to the hotel in Knysna where you will spend the night.

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Oudtshoorn Ostrich Farm
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Cango Caves
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Cango Cheetah

Start your day with a hearty breakfast served warm to fill your tummy at the hotel and prepare to head out to explore Knysna once more. Today’s plans involve an exploration of the Storms Nature Reserve with plenty of activities to satiate the explorer or adventurer in you. First of all, you could cross the suspension bridge looming over the flowing waters of the Storms River, You can follow the Otter Trail or go hiking to the lookout point; You can scuba dive, or take a stroll on the wooden boardwalk paths. Later, you will go on an evening cruise through the Storms River to end your day nice and memorable before going back to the hotel in Knysna where you will spend the night.

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Storms River Suspension Bridge
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Otter Trail
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Storms River Cruise

Breakfast will be served at the hotel for your last morning in Knysna before checking out of the hotel to catch your flight to Johannesburg from George Airport. As soon as you arrive in the city of gold, you will explore the city’s highlights like the renowned Apartheid Museum and Maboneg Precinct’s captivating artworks . Johannesburg’s cultural blessings offer many interesting points of interest for every shape of traveller, like shopping opportunities at the 44 Stanley and more. After ample time of leisurely exploration, you will head on over to Pretoria and check into the hotel where you will spend the night.

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Apartheid Museum
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Maboneng Precinct
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44 Stanley

Greet your first morning in Pretoria with a nice and lovely breakfast served at the hotel. Today, you will have the day at leisure to explore the city on your own or come join the Optional Tour to Pilanesberg National Park. This park is where you will meet South Africa’s Big Five– The Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino, and Hippos. Look forward to it later in the day during the game drive. Furthermore, Pilanesberg park is home to unique local wildlife like Wild Dogs, Sable Antelopes, Tsessebes, and a colossal variety of birds sprawled within rich varied flora. In the evening, You will be driven back to the hotel to turn in for your last night in Pretoria.

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Pilanesberg National Park
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Pilanesberg National Park
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Pilanesberg National Park

It’s your last morning in Pretoria and your holiday is nearly ended, but not before a sumptuous breakfast buffet ready for you at the hotel before you check out and catch your flight back to the UAE.

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DEPARTURE DATES

Departure date Adult Single Seats
22 May 2020 AED 6499 AED 7099 2 seats BOOK NOW
ADULT
AED6499
SINGLE
AED7099
CHILD(6-11yrs)
AED5499
CHILD(2-5yrs)
AED5199
INFANT
AED1800
03 Jul 2020 AED 6499 AED 7099 3 seats BOOK NOW
ADULT
AED6499
SINGLE
AED7099
CHILD(6-11yrs)
AED5499
CHILD(2-5yrs)
AED5199
INFANT
AED1800
31 Jul 2020 AED 6799 AED 7399 2 seats BOOK NOW
ADULT
AED6799
SINGLE
AED7399
CHILD(6-11yrs)
AED5799
CHILD(2-5yrs)
AED5499
INFANT
AED1800
14 Aug 2020 AED 6599 AED 7199 2 seats BOOK NOW
ADULT
AED6599
SINGLE
AED7199
CHILD(6-11yrs)
AED5599
CHILD(2-5yrs)
AED5299
INFANT
AED1600
25 Sep 2020 AED 5999 AED 6499 6 seats BOOK NOW
ADULT
AED5999
SINGLE
AED6499
CHILD(6-11yrs)
AED4799
CHILD(2-5yrs)
AED4599
INFANT
AED1300
27 Nov 2020 AED 5999 AED 6499 6 seats BOOK NOW
ADULT
AED5999
SINGLE
AED6499
CHILD(6-11yrs)
AED4799
CHILD(2-5yrs)
AED4599
INFANT
AED1300

*Note: Adult rate is applicable on a minimum of 2 or 3 adults sharing room together.
*Note: Please click (+) button to view Child Prices.

TOUR INCLUSIONS

All Transfers by Private Luxury Coach

8 Breakfasts

Return Economy Class Flight Ticket inclusive of meals and taxes

Internal flight between George to Jo’berg

4* Hotel Accommodation

3N Cape Town , 3N Knysna , 2N Pretoria

Cape Town - Full day tour including Constantia winery , Table Mountain ( Seasonal ) , Clifton Sea Point , * Full Day Cape Point Tour Hout Bay, Seal Colony, Cape of Good Hope and Penguin Colony

Knysna - Mosel Bay , Post Office Tree ( On Route ) * Oudtshoorn Ostrich Farms, Cango Caves ,Cango Wildlife Sanctuary * Half day tour to Storms nature reserve , Storms river cruise

Johannesburg - Guided city tour covering the main tour attractions

Pretoria - Option of taking a safari tour in Pilanesberg national park

Professional Pre-Tour-Briefing for all guests

Complete Customer Journey and Quality Monitored Customer Service

Travel Kit with special AFC Holiday Goodies

Professional Local Tour Escort

OPTIONAL TOURS

Pilanesberg Game Drive with Lunch

SINGLE
AED 450
ADULT
AED 450
CHILD(6-11YRS)
AED 390
CHILD(2-5YRS)
AED 390

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

VISA INFORMATION

One recent photographs

Bank Statements

Copy of UAE residence visa

Copy of confirmed hotel reservation

Copy of confirmed round trip tickets

No objection letter on Companys letterhead and Official Stamp

Travel Insurance valid for the duration of stay in the Schengen area

The original and a copy of the passport of the applicant with a copy of the UAE residence visa and all previous Swiss or Schengen visas

Travel Checklist

MUST SEE

Cape of Good Hope

Suspension Bridge

Penguin Colony

Cango caves

MUST DO

Table Mountain

Game Drive

Lion Walk

Shark Cage Diving

MUST EAT

Boerewors

Bobotie

Chakalaka & pap

Braai/Shisa nyama

Melktert

MUST BUY

Zulu Ceremonial Spoons

Indalo bags

Decorated Ostrich eggs

African Carved Wooden Items

South African Leather Backpack

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Travel Tips

Carry sunscreen and sunglasses every day with you while you are travelling

Be on time as advised by the dedicated tour manager

Having a travel Insurance is very important!

Scan your passport/ identity card photos and save them in your mobile

Try learning a few words of the language of the country you are visiting

Always carry a photocopy of your itinerary with yourself

Self-educate yourself about the local customs of the country before you arrive. You obviously don't want to offend anyone while you travel!

Be kind, polite & Smile often! Being part of a group tour will definitely make it easier for you to make your new travel buddies.

Carry an extra pair of clothes when you are catching a flight in your handbag in case of any unexpected delays

Charge all your gadgets whenever you get time. A great tip - you'll find a USB charging port at the back of your hotel TV!

Try not to exchange your currency at the airport as you won't get the best exchange rate over there

Get earplugs and a sleep mask along with you! They can be very helpful when you are flying or especially during your inter-country commute via tour bus

Track your spending when you're on the trip! It can be tiresome but you'll always be well-informed about all your expenses and the remaining travel budget amount

As tipping is habitual in most of the countries, it's not polite to walk out of the restaurants without tipping anything. You can tip somewhere between 10 to 20 per cent of the total bill value

Let your bank know that you'll be travelling so your card is not blocked for sudden international usage