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Day 1 : Arrival - Johannesburg - Cape Town
On arrival at Johannesburg International Airport, transfer for your domestic flight to Cape Town. Upon arrival in the afternoon, meet your guide and transfer in your car/van to the hotel in Cape Town. After checking into your hotel and some time for leisure, depart to the West Coast Ostrich Ranch. For many years the West Coast Ostrich Show Ranch has been offering a unique experience to visitors of the Western Cape. Situated only twenty minutes from Cape Town's Waterfront, the Kanigowski family have built up a very popular tourist destination encompassing informative tours with a high quality, great value leather and curio shops and an ostrich meat orientated restaurant. The tour comprises of a forty-five minute informative trail, including a display room, the Leather Factory, West coast white ostriches, dwarf ostriches, black neck ostriches, emus, rheas, peacocks, ostrich chicks, incubator, cactus garden, spectacular views of Table Mountain and the surrounding countryside. The highlight of the trail is the ostrich show, where each member of the tour has the opportunity to sit on a live ostrich, with Table Mountain as a backdrop. Then see and enjoy stunning views from the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. Situated between Table Mountain & Robben Island in the heart of a working harbour, the V&A is Africa's most visited destination; it is home to waterfront walkways, refurbished historical buildings, museums, boat trips, craft markets, shops, hotels, bars, cinemas, upmarket craft markets and the Two Oceans Aquarium. Back to your hotel in the late evening. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Cape Town.
Day 2 : Cape Town - Table Mountain
After breakfast leave on a half-day Mother City tour. You will go for a scenic coastal drive through Clifton & Sea Point & later tour passes the Houses of Parliament, the Castle, the SA Museum, and a few other historical sights – District Six, Bo-Kaap, Slave Lodge & ending at the bustling Greenmarket Square. A cable car ride, takes you up the Table Mountain (weather permitting otherwise Signal Hill) for a breathtaking view over the city (entrance is included) Return to your hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Cape Town.
Day 3 : Cape Town - Cape Peninsula - Hout Bay - Cape of Good Hope - Simon’s Town
This comprehensive tour shows you the best of the spectacular Cape Peninsula and why it is called the Fairest Cape. Travel past Sea Point and Camps Bay, past the famous beaches of Clifton and Llandudno towards Hout Bay. Drive along the Atlantic Seaboard. Pass through Noordhoek and Scarborough. Later you will take to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Enjoy the funicular ride aboard the “Flying Dutchman” and enjoy the unforgettable spectacular views. Later get the photo opportunity to take some pictures at the second southern -most tip of the African continent. Visit the beautiful Boulders Beach, and have the option to sit among the famous colony of Jackass Penguins. Thereafter we enjoy a short stop at the naval port of Simon's Town and know about the legend of “Able Seaman Just Nuisance” the Great Dane Dog that was inducted in Royal Navy. Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Cape Town.
Day 4 : Cape Town - Johannesburg - Sun City
Leave Cape Town in the morning for your flight back to Johannesburg. Upon arrival in Johannesburg, transfer to the Sun City which is around a two hour drive from Johannesburg. Sun City is a complete leisure resort with magnificent hotels, dazzling shows, nightlife and a fabulous casino. Enjoy the day off to explore the vast complex of Sun City. You will be amazed at this oasis in the desert, with a man-made sea, complete with waves and beaches. Enjoy wind surfing or go swimming at the Valley of the Waves or relax at the Water World. Take a walk over the Bridge of Time into the Entertainment Centre where fantasies really come true. Take a helicopter ride over Sun City at an additional cost and see the marvels of this man-made wonder from the sky. In the evening, see the Palace of the Lost City and surrounding gardens. There are spectacular elephant sculptures inside the Palace of the Lost City Hotel in the courtyard leading to the Valley of the Waves. Also, you could pay a visit to the casino or soak in the splendour of this splendid resort city. Alternatively, pay a visit to the casino or soak in the splendour of this splendid resort city. Overnight at the hotel in Sun City.
Day 5 : Sun City - Pilanesberg Game Reserve
Early in the morning, leave the Sun City for a game drive in Pilanesberg Game Reserve which is situated very close to the Sun City. On your game drive, you have a chance to spot the big five and a variety of other wildlife here. You will also have the option of an additional hot air balloon safari (at extra cost to be booked and paid in advance). See early presence of man in Stone and Iron Age sites. Also witness spectacular landscape with rocky outcrops and grasslands. In the late afternoon, leave the reserve and drive back to the Sun City for further leisure activities in the evening. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Sun City.
Day 6 : Sun City - Kruger National Park
Wake up early in the morning and set off on the long but picturesque and lovely 7-hour drive passing through the towns of Witbank and Nelspruit en route to the internationally acclaimed Kruger National Park. The afternoon is devoted to a first safari accompanied by your experienced guide. The Kruger National Park is home to an abundance of different mammal, bird and plant species and can truly be regarded as one of the world's foremost conservation areas. The focus is on interpretive game viewing with the knowledge and experience of your guide sure to enhance the safari experience. Head back to your lodge in the park. Dinner and overnight at the lodge in Kruger.
Day 7 : Kruger National Park
The morning is devoted to a safari in an area of the Southern Kruger National Park. The different ecological areas, ranging from river brush to open savannah support an abundance of wildlife. The habits and feeding requirements of the different species vary and as a result the likelihood of encounters are influenced by the vegetation available in the area. Sightings of the large game, most notably the Big Five is sure to be an experience not to be forgotten. The lion, buffalo, elephant, leopard and rhino are amongst the world’s most graceful and imposing mammals and the two million hectare Kruger National Park is a refuge where these magnificent creatures can still roam free untouched by time and humanity. During the late afternoon, embark on a night drive accompanied by a Kruger Park Ranger. After sundown overlooking the African bush the safari focuses on viewing the nocturnal animals as they go about their daily lives. The small cat species and potential sightings of the Lion and Leopard as they ready themselves for the hunt are sure to be amongst the highlights. Dinner and overnight at the lodge in Kruger.
Day 8 : Kruger National Park - Pretoria - Johannesburg
A last morning game drive in this wilderness area is followed by breakfast and some time for relaxation. Then, embark on the long but scenic return journey to Johannesburg via the national highway. En route, enjoy a brief tour of Pretoria. Upon arrival in Johannesburg in the late evening, you have the option of taking the short drive to the Johannesburg Civic Theatre for a show to get deeper into African culture and appreciate the performing arts. Dinner and overnight at your hotel in Johannesburg.
Day 9 : Johannesburg - Sterkfontein Caves - Cradle of Mankind - Lesedi
After breakfast in the morning, visit the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg. The Apartheid Museum is fascinating as it gives a historical and political accounting of what apartheid is; why it was created and finally how and why the apartheid laws have been dissolved. Then leave for the Sterkfontein Caves. The Sterkfontein Caves are made of limestone and are one of the richest and most productive paleo-anthropological sites in the world and form part of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. The Sterkfontein Caves is now home to a top restaurant, conferencing facilities, improved access into the caves, new walkways and a boardwalk past the excavation site where world-acclaimed fossils have been discovered. Also get to see the other sites in the Cradle of Humankind, including Swartkrans, Minnaars, Plover’s Lake, Wondercave and Kromdraai. You will also go on a tour of Lesedi Culture Village to live the experience of the vibrant and colourful traditions of the Basotho, Ndebele, Pedi, Xhosa and Zulu people. See the Lesedi tribal dancers and enjoy a pan African feast with delicacies from northern, eastern and southern Africa. Drive back to Johannesburg. Overnight at the hotel in Johannesburg.
Day 10 : Johannesburg - Magaliesberg Meander
Today, after breakfast, you will be transferred to the Magaliesberg Meander. The Magaliesberg Mountain Range on the Northern side of Johannesburg has developed as a fascinating mix of recreation, nature conservation and urban development. Picturesque Hartebeespoort Dam, sprawling curio markets, lots of restaurants and the opportunity of close interaction with wildlife make this area a unique destination. First up, take the “Elephant Sanctuary” tour. The area is surrounded by natural indigenous bush and is home to impala, klipspringer, baboons, porcupine, caracal, leopard, a host of other small mammals, 350 bird species and, of course, four magnificent African Elephants which you will see on the sanctuary tour. Then after lunch, go on the De Wildt Cheetah tour. The non profit organisation of De Wildt Cheetah and Wildlife Centre is found at the foot of the Magaliesberg. The King Cheetah was first bred here and the centre is renowned for its success in breeding rare and endangered species. Then drive back to Johannesburg via Hartebeespoort Dam in the village of Hartebeespoort. The village of Hartebeespoort is situated along the shores of the dam among undulating hills and panoramic views on the dam and the majestic Magaliesberg Mountains. Enjoy the tranquillity of the hills, valleys and the scenic drives. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Johannesburg. (NOTE: Cheetah tours operate all days except Mondays and children below 6 are not permitted)
Day 11 : Johannesburg - Departure
After breakfast, you will be escorted to the Johannesburg airport for your flight back home.
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