Best of South Africa Safari with Pilanesburg

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Best of South Africa Safari with Pilanesburg

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    A power packed South Africa tour package which will take you on safari, cruise, national parks, caves and much more. Experience the luxurious casinos and resorts of sun city, go on an adventurous jungle safari in Pilanesberg game reserve and come eye to eye with the big 5: elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo and leopard.

    PLACES COVERED:

    Cape Town, Knysna, Sun City, Pilanesberg Game Reserve, Johannesburg

    Schedule Details

    Day 1: Arrival in South Africa

    Upon your arrival at Cape Town International Airport, please collect your bags and proceed toward the Arrival Hall.  You will be met and assisted by an English-speaking Representative of Safari Seekers Africa. You will be then assisted towards your car. Depart on a private road transfer to your hotel. Arrive and check-in at your hotel. Day free for own activities. Overnight at the hotel.

    Meals Included: None

    Day 2: Cape Town

    Breakfast will be served at the hotel

    Depart for Half Day City Tour of Cape Town with Table Mountain with your driver cum guide.

    Table Mountain (weather permitting)

    Table Mountain has become the single most welcoming icon to not only our people, but travelers from all over the world. It is also the country’s most photographed attraction and its famous cable car took millions of people to its top.

    Take the cable car to the top of Table Mountain for a panoramic view of the city and coastline.

    Must-do! --- Helicopter Ride (10 mins) (Price not included) Take a 10min trip that takes to the open skies - it's a memory worth making.

    This budget friendly helicopter flip is one of the most popular experiences in Cape Town.

    Half Day City Tour

    The fine old buildings of the Cape Town represent a journey through the centuries.

    The Castle of Good Hope is the oldest surviving colonial building in South Africa.

    A short distance from the Castle, across from the Grand Parade, you can see the City Hall, a mock baroque building constructed in 1905. As we follow the city’s main road, Adderley Street, we will see St. George’s Cathedral, the Anglican Diocese of Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

    Keep your eyes out for the Company Gardens, a welcome green oasis in the middle of the city.

    Continue through the historic Malay Quarter, past the South African Museum and other interesting sights.

    Towards the end of the morning a visit is made at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. This is South Africa's most talked about tourist venue with many shops and restaurants. (The driver will then drop you back to the hotel or if you wish to stay at the harbour and explore on your own before returning to your hotel on your own).

    Overnight at the hotel

    Meals Included: Breakfast

    Day 3: Cape Town

    Breakfast will be served at the hotel.

    Proceed on your full day tour of Cape Point / Cape Peninsula.

    The breath-taking views of Clifton and Camps Bay as we head down the Cape Peninsula, passing the pristine soft white sand beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay, with the 12 Apostles rising above the chilly blue Atlantic Ocean below.

    Take a boat ride to Seal Island from Mariner’s Wharf.

    Our tour continues over Chapman’s Peak which offers amazing photo opportunities, and onto the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. A scenic drive along the world famous Chapman’s Peak Drive.

    Visit Simon’s Town and the African Penguins at the Boulders Penguin Colony.

    Take the funicular named “Flying Dutchman” up to the old Cape Point lighthouse which is the southernmost corner of the Cape peninsula with views of towering stone cliffs, endemic fynbos, breathtaking bays, beaches and rolling green hills and valleys.

    Overnight at the hotel

    Meals Included: Breakfast

    Day 4: Cape Town – Knysna/George

    Breakfast will be served at hotel.

    Check out from the hotel and depart to Garden Route by a Private vehicle.

    Drive time from Cape Town to Garden Route is +/- 6 Hours.

    Arrive at Knysna. Knysna nestles on the banks of a breathtakingly pretty lagoon, now a protected marine reserve that is home to the extraordinary Knysna seahorse and over 200 species of fish.

    A visit to Knysna would be incomplete without a trip to the heads - a striking geological feature made up of a pair of huge, brightly coloured cliffs lying at the mouth of the lagoon. The eastern head houses a lookout with spectacular views of the lagoon, Leisure Isle and Knysna. This is home of the only forest elephant in South Africa.

    John Benn Cruise -

    The western head is a privately owned nature reserve called Featherbed Nature Reserve.

    Visitors can get to the reserve via this ferry.

    Reach Knysna Jetty for your cruise.

    Rest of the evening free for own activities at the town. The main street of Knysna, lined with small boutiques and shops, is actually a part of the N2 highway, which passes directly through the center of the town en route to the Eastern Cape and beyond.

    Overnight at the hotel

    Meals Included: Breakfast

    Day 5: Knsyna/George – Oudtshoorn - Knsyna/George

    Breakfast will be served at the hotel.

    Depart on a full day tour Oudtshoorn tour.

    Outdshoorn is a town with the sunniest days per year in the whole country, 365 sunshine days, 4 summers and sunny, dry winters await the visitor to the Klein Karoo.

    The town is home to the world's largest Ostrich population with a number of specialized ostrich breeding farms such as the Safari Show Farm.

    Drive time from Knysna/George to Oudtshoorn is +/- 1 Hour

    Arrive at Cango Caves.

    Cango Caves are the Klein Karoo’s oldest and most popular attraction. Also, one of the world’s natural wonders and the main sections are available for amazing exploratory subterranean walks.

    Next attraction is Safari Ostrich Farm. Safari Ostrich Farm is a working ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn, Garden Route, South Africa.  This is the only tractor tour on an ostrich farm in South Africa.  Everything about us is focused on you having a wonderful interactive encounter and learning something new about the world’s largest bird. Safari Ostrich Farm is situated 6km outside of the centre of Oudtshoorn.

    Lastly visit Cango Wildlife Ranch. This facility has been in existence for 35 years and comprises of over 90 different species of animals. They provide guided tours which are fundamental in our education ethos, providing a voice for each species and creating animal and environmental awareness. Enveloped in a fun and unique setting, we pride ourselves in being a one-of-a-kind centre that has something for everyone, 365 days of the year!

    Overnight at the hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

    Day 6: Knysna/George – Johannesburg/Lanseria – Sun City

    Breakfast will be served at the hotel.

    Check out from the hotel and depart on private road transfer to George Airport.

    Drive time from Garden Route to George is +/- 1 Hour

    Arrive at George Airport for your flight for your next destination!!!

    Fly to Johannesburg/Lanseria (rates are not included)

    Upon your arrival at the airport, please collect your bags and proceed toward the Arrival Hall. You will be met and assisted by an English-speaking Representative of Safari Seekers Africa.

    Depart on a private road transfer to Sun City.

    Distance from Johannesburg to Sun City is +/- 2.5 Hours

    Distance from Lanseria to Sun City is +/-1 Hour

    Home to the Valley of Waves and sprawled along the border of the Pilanesberg National Park, Sun City Resort enjoys the fine distinction of being the only surf-and-safari destination within a two-hour drive of landlocked Johannesburg. Whether you’re looking for a romantic stay with your partner, a fun weekend getaway with friends or a North West holiday with the whole family, Sun City Resort has it all.

    Arrive and Check into the hotel in Sun City. Spend rest of the day as leisurely as you please.

    You have complimentary entry to Valley of Waves and Shuttle services inside the resort.

    The magnificent pool area is surrounded by tropical plants and nearby is the incredible Water world and the Valley of Waves with its wide variety of water activities.

    Other sport activities include two golf courses, tennis courts, bowling, mini-golf, squash, ten-pin bowling, and horse riding. There is also a gym and sauna for the more physical enthusiasts.

    Overnight at the hotel

    Meals Included: Breakfast

    Day 7: Sun City

    Breakfast will be served at the hotel.

    Day free for own activities. Unleash your inner thrill-seeker on one of the many outdoor adventure activities available at the Sun City Resort. From adrenaline-fueled adventures to leisure experiences, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

    To name a few -

    Game Drives at Pilanesburg National Park (costs not included)

    Hot Air Ballooning (costs not included)

    Quad Biking, Archery, Mountain bike Trails, Chimp & Zee Rope Adventure, Quatro Bounce, (costs not included)

    Overnight at the hotel

    Meals Included: Breakfast

    Day 8: Sun City – Pilanesberg National Park

    Breakfast will be served at the hotel

    Depart on a hotel shuttle transfer from Sun City to Pilanesberg National Park.

    Distance from Sun City to Pilanesberg is +/- 2 Hours

    Arrive and Check-in at the Lodge. Depending on your arrival timings, you can have lunch if time permits and also you can decide on the spot and enjoy game drive.

    Dinner will be served at the lodge

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch (time permitting) & Dinner

    Day 9: Game Drives

    Get ready to experience one of the main highlights of this trip – Big 5 Safari!

    Have a look at your day’s schedule -

    06h00 – Depart on Morning Game drive in an open 4x4 game vehicle

    08h00 – Return to the Lodge and freshen up for Breakfast

    08h30 – Breakfast will be served at the Lodge

    Mid-Morning free at leisure

    12h00 – 14h00 - Lunch will be served at the lodge

    16h00 – Depart on an evening game drive in an open 4x4 game vehicle

    19h00 – Return to the Lodge and fresher up for dinner

    20h00 – Dinner will be served at the lodge

    Overnight at the lodge

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Day 10: Mabula Game Reserve - Johannesburg

    Proceed for Morning Game Drive (time permitting)

    Breakfast will be served at the hotel

    Depart on a private road transfer from Pilanesberg to Johannesburg. Enroute visit Gold Reef City.

    Distance from Mabula to Johannesburg is +/- 2.5 Hours

    The Gold Reef City theme park in Johannesburg has some of South Africa’s fastest, biggest, most twisting and turning thrill rides. There is an abundance of adventures to be had at Gold Reef City!

    Join the young at heart and test-drive any of the more than thirty thrilling rides at our theme park. Whether you want family friendly, kiddies ride or the biggest adrenalin rush, there is a ride for everyone at Gold Reef City.

    Arrive at Johannesburg. Check-in at the hotel. Day at leisure.

    Overnight at the hotel

    Meals Included: Breakfast

    Day 11: Johannesburg – Departure

    Breakfast will be served at the hotel Check out from the hotel.

    Depart on private road transfer to Johannesburg – OR Tambo International Airport.

    Arrive at Johannesburg Airport for your flight for your next destination!!!

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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