If you are an adventure enthusiast, take this 10D SOUTH AFRICA EXTRAVAGANZA vacation. It is full of adventure and entertainment. It is a journey to explore and enrich oneself with the sights and smells of a different world.
In Johannesburg, the gallery of contemporary local art will enthral you. The Apartheid Museum and the Constitution Hill will give you a detailed idea of the apartheid struggle. The Gold Reef City park will thrill you to the bones, while you can shop till you drop at the Sandton City Mall.
The drive from Port Elizabeth to Mossel Bay along the Garden Route will mesmerise you with sights of the sea, natural parks, and stunning landscape.
On the way to Knysna, stop at the world's highest commercial bungee jumping site, the Bloukrans Bridge. At Knysna, visit the Cango Caves, to witness the world's finest stalactite caves. The ostrich farm and crocodile farm at Cango wildlife ranch will bring you up and close to wildlife. Enjoy optional activities such as a Helicopter Ride or Quad Biking Adventure and Speed Boat ride.
Cape Town is a fine modern city. The Table Mountains offer a stunning view of the rugged landscape which is visible from the cableway. Visit the seal island and the penguin colony. Travel to the Cape Point to witness the meeting of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. The visit to the Parliament building and other tourist spots will add to your wealth of experience and global exposure.
Johannesburg & Cape Town City Tour
01 Night in Johannesburg.
01 Night in Suncity.
04 Nights in Mossel Bay.
03 Nights in Cape Town.
Johannesburg, South Africa's biggest city and capital of Gauteng province, began as a 19th-century gold-mining settlement. Its sprawling Soweto township was once home to Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. Mandela’s former residence is now the Mandela House museum. Other Soweto museums that recount the struggle to end segregation include the somber Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill, a former prison complex.
To the northeast, Herman Eckstein Park encompasses a boating lake and Johannesburg Zoo. The Gold Reef City theme park combines thrill rides with mining history and an underground tour. The Johannesburg Art Gallery features contemporary local work and 17th-century Dutch paintings. Arts on Main is a trendy studio development in a converted industrial precinct, part of the up-and-coming Maboneng district. Upmarket stores cluster at the Sandton City Mall and Sunday’s Rosebank Rooftop Market showcases African crafts, food, and entertainment.
WHEN TO VISIT:
Johannesburg is a year-round destination, with hot summers (Nov–Mar) and mild, drier winters (May-Sep). Most visitors arrive Mar-May and Oct-Dec. Local events include the Rand Show consumer exhibition (Mar-Apr), the Joy of Jazz festival (Sep) and the Joburg Carnival (New Year's Eve).
Cape Town is a port city on South Africa’s southwest coast on a peninsula beneath the imposing Table Mountain. Slowly rotating cable cars climb to the mountain’s flat top. Sweeping views of the city, the busy harbor, and boats heading for Robben Island, the notorious prison that once held Nelson Mandela wow the guest.
Hikers’ paths crisscross the slopes and also climb the mountain, via forests and manicured lawns at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, the lush wine-producing suburb of Constantia, and steep Platteklip Gorge. In town, the V&A Waterfront is a chic shopping and entertainment district that includes the Two Oceans Aquarium. Historic sites include the Dutch-built, 17th century Castle of Good Hope. City beaches range from ritzy Clifton to Boulders, where there’s a penguin colony. Popular out-of-town trips take in Chapman's Peak Drive, with coastal views, and the Cape of Good Hope, where craggy cliffs meet the ocean.
WHEN TO VISIT
Most visitors arrive Dec-Apr, during the warm and dry summer months. Winter (Jul–Aug) tends to be chilly and wet. Local events include the Minstrel Carnival (Jan), Gay Pride Parade (Feb), International Jazz Festival (Apr) and Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts (Nov–Apr).
DAY 1: Johannesburg
On arrival in Johannesburg international airport, proceed for a city tour of Johannesburg. Visit the Gandhi Square where Mahatma Gandhi had his office. Proceed to check in at our hotel. Overnight at Johannesburg.
DAY 2: Johannesburg – Sun City
After breakfast, depart for Sun City. Arrive in Sun City and check into the hotel. You have an option to Visit Bird Aviary. You can also enjoy Optional activities like Quad biking, Archery, Jet Ski, Parasailing, Motorboats, Banana ride etc. Overnight at Sun City.
DAY 3: Suncity - Johannesburg – Port Elizabeth - Mossel Bay
Early in the morning proceed to Johannesburg airport to board the flight for Port Elizabeth. Proceed to Mossel Bay and check in at the hotel. Rest of the day is on leisure. Overnight at Mossel Bay.
DAY 4: Mossel Bay
After breakfast, proceed to Cango Caves. Experience the fusion of fantasy and natural beauty in the world's finest stalactite caves. Thereafter proceed to Ostrich Farm to avail the opportunity of riding an ostrich or stand atop an ostrich egg. Later visit Cheetah Land and Crocodile Farm at Cango wildlife ranch. In the evening go for a lighthouse hike. Overnight at Mossel Bay.
DAY 5: Mossel Bay
After breakfast, proceed for a day excursion of Knysna, on the way take a halt at the world ‘s highest commercial bungee jumping site, theBloukrans Bridge for Bungee Jumping (optional). Thereafter, proceed to take a halt at Knysna which is nestled in between the Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean. After a brief photo stop, we turn back. Overnight at Mossel Bay.
DAY 6: Mossel Bay
After breakfast, take one of the most picturesque 15 km nature-trail walks. One side you can see the wonderful mountain ranges. On the other side, you can see the beauty of the Indian Ocean. Enjoy optional activities such as Helicopter Ride, which gives breathtaking views of the wonderful sea and more than 6 kilometers of beaches. Quad Biking Adventure and Speed Boat rides are also available. Overnight at Mossel Bay
DAY 7: Mossel Bay – Cape Town
After breakfast, proceed towards Cape Town. In the evening proceed to the Canal Walk. Canal Walk is the Third Largest shopping complex in Africa. The shopping center hosts over 4 stores, 7 parking bays, numerous restaurants, 2 cinemas plus a game arcade. Overnight at Cape Town.
DAY 8: Cape Town
After breakfast visit the cable car station, for a cable car ride up Table Mountain (if weather permits). The exhilarating ascent of Table Mountain provides breathtaking views over the city and its beaches. The panorama stretches from Table Bay to False Bay up to the Hout Bay valley. On the way back, visit Seal Island. In the evening proceed toV&A Waterfront. Overnight stay at Cape Town.
DAY 9: Cape Town
After breakfast drive to Cape Point. Also, visit "Cape of Good Hope" (South-Western Point of the African Continent). Later proceed to a City Tour visiting Houses of Parliament, the Castle, signal hill, sea point, waterfront, Malay Quarters and downtown business district. Overnight at Cape Town.
DAY 10: Cape Town – Departure.
After breakfast, proceed to Cape Town International Airport for your return flight.