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The Best of South Africa

8 Nights / 9 Days package for INR 1,23,999 per person with airfare from Mumbai
Destinations Covered: Cape Town - Johannesburg - Knysna - Sun City
 
Rates and Dates (rates are on per person basis)
Departure City ZAR INR Total in INR
Mumbai 10,520 50,359 1,23,999

Validity

10 May 2012 - 30 Sep 2012
*Tour price is calculated at the rate of exchange of 1 ZAR = INR 7 & rounded off to nearest Rupee. The rate of exchange on the given day of payment will however apply.
 
Hotels:
Knysna: Simola Estate Hotel
Cape Town: Taj Cape Town
Sun City: Cascades
Johannesburg: DOreale Grande
 
Itinerary

Day 1: Begin the Tour - Arrive Port Elizabeth - Onto Knysna - Sundowner Cruise
Welcome to the 'The Best of South Africa' tour. The representative greets you at the 'meeting point' at the exit after immigration and customs and transfers you comfortably to the hotel in the quaint town of Knysna, known as the 'Oyster Capital,' nestled on the banks of a beautiful lagoon (check in after 1400 hrs). In the evening, mellow down with a sundowner cruise on the lagoon. (D)

Day 2: In Knysna - Ostrich Farm - Cango Caves Tour - Cango Wildlife Ranchn
Today, visit an Ostrich Farm for the ultimate Ostrich experience. Witness the various stages of an Ostrich's life - from incubation to adulthood. Take a tour of the Cango Caves with its mesmerizing stalagmite and stalactite formations. Next, see the famous Cheetah and the Crocodile Park at the Cango Wildlife Ranch. (B, D)

Day 3: Onto Cape Town
Today, drive to Cape Town to arrive in the late afternoon. The evening is free to explore the city on your own. (B, D)

Day 4: In Cape Town - Guided Orientation Tour With Table Mountain
Today, proceed on a guided orientation tour of Cape Town. Visit Bo-Kaap, the Malay Quarter, so full of atmosphere with its narrow cobblestone streets, mosques notable for their distinctive architectural style and houses that date back more than two centuries. Continue to Signal Hill, winding uphill to Lion's Head past the domed 'kramat' (tomb) of a revered Muslim saint. Drive to the unforgettable Table Mountain, taking a cable car to the top (weather permitting) for sweeping views of the city of Cape Town, 'the fairest Cape in the whole circumference of the world'. Descend from Upper cableway station and take a drive passing the Houses of Parliament, City Hall, Castle and Company Gardens. Finally, call it a day with a visit to the much talked about Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. (B, D)

Day 5: In Cape Town - Guided Cape Peninsula Tour - Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
Today is for fun and adventure, as you proceed on a full day guided Cape Peninsula tour. Drive down to Hout Bay, a picturesque fishing village renowned for its arts and crafts, and for being the centre of the Snoek (fish) industry. Cruise to Seal Island (weather permitting) to see the several thousand Cape Fur Seals that inhabit the area alongside the rare Black Cormorant. Then, visit Cape Point, the most southwesterly point of Africa. On the return, stop at Boulder's Beach, where a thriving colony of jackass penguins will win you over with their charm. Finally, visit the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, regarded as one of the best seven botanical gardens in the world. (B, D)

Day 6: Fly to Johannesburg - Onto Sun City
Early this morning, drive to the airport to board your flight to Johannesburg. Arrive in Johannesburg and drive to the enticing and vibrant Sun City Resort. Deep in the heart of the bushveld, at the heart of an ancient volcano, lies sensational Sun City. For the rest of the evening enjoy the wide array of fantastic entertainment on offer. (B, D)

Day 7: In Sun City
Today, the entire day is free to enjoy the wonders of the 'Lost City' on your own. Choose from a plethora of activities - explore the video arcades, cinema complex, gaming rooms or spend quality time shopping for attractive souvenirs. (B, D)

Day 8: Onto Johannesburg - Guided Gold Reef City Tour
This morning, depart for Johannesburg. On arrival, proceed on an exciting guided tour of Gold Reef City, an operational gold mine turned into a theme park. The Gold Reef City tour includes a visit to the underground workings of a gold mine on level 5, seeing the molten metal being poured into a mould to form a bar of gold, followed by the thrilling Siyagida African Dancers in molten action. (B, D)

Day 9: Departure
Today you will be transfered to the airport for the onward journey,(B either in the hotel or on board the flight)

 
Package Includes:
Economy Class airfare from Mumbai
Meals as per the itinerary
Accommodation for 4 nights in Cape Town
Entrance fees
Accommodation for 1 night in Knysna
Coach tours and transfers as per the itinerary
Accommodation for 2 nights in Johannesburg
Entrance fees
Accommodation for 1 night in Sun City
Sightseeing and surface transportation as mentioned in the itinerary
Cost of Overseas Travel Insurance valid for the duration of the tour covered upto the age of 70 years    
 
Package Excludes:
Airport taxes, service tax, govt. sales tax and all other govt. taxes
Any increase in the airfare / taxes / routing charged by the airlines on air ticket (presently calculated on 02 May 2012)
Passport & visa charges
Optional & Add-On tours unless mentioned
Cost of extension of validity of the air ticket
Anything not specifically mentioned in the package includes
Airline surcharge during high season levied by the operating airline used in the itinerary
Cost of USD 10,000 granted by the Reserve Bank of India under the Basic Travel Quota Scheme
Any surcharges on the USD component owing to High Season, Trade Fairs, Exhibitions, Conventions, Special Events etc
Any increase in the rate of ZAR (presently calculated at ZAR 1=INR 7) leading to an increase in Tour Cost coming into effect prior to departure. The rate on the given day of payment will however apply
Porterage at hotels, apartments, airports and seaports, tips, laundry, wines, mineral water, telephone charges, insurance and all items of personal nature, also food and drinks not forming part of the group menus    
 
Notes:
This deal is in Alliance with Cox and Kings
The package price is based on 2 people travelling together
The package cost is quoted based on current exchange rate and any fluctuations would change the package cost accordingly    

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