12 Days Tropical Tours South Africa 2025

5 nights Cape Town & 3 nights Johannesburg
Round trip airfare from IAD, 8 nights accommodation, all transfers, most meals and sightseeing
Price Includes
  • 5 nights at the [Radisson Blu Waterfront], Cape Town, Standard Room with Breakfast
  • 3 nights at the [The Houghton ], Johannesburg, King Suite Pool/Vista Views with Breakfast.
  • All transfers by private air-conditioned bus
  • Arrival transfer from Cape Town airport to hotel, client will arrive via QR 1369 at 10:30 AM
  • Departure transfer from hotel to Cape Town airport, client will depart via 4Z 924 at 15:15 PM
  • Arrival transfer from Johannesburg airport to hotel, client will arrive via 4Z 924 at 17:20 PM
  • Departure transfer from hotel to Johannesburg airport, client will depart via QR 1364 at 13:40 PM
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in private modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of an English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
Day By Day Itinerary
DAY 1: Thu - Jan 16, 2025 - Departure from USA

  • Depart the USA for Cape Town in South Africa.
DAY 2: Fri - Jan 17, 2025 - Connect in Doha

  • Your flight will arrive to Doha international airport to connect with your flight to Cape Town.
DAY 3: Sat - Jan 18, 2025 - Arrival in Cape Town

  • On arrival at Cape Town Airport, you will be met by the local English speaking tour guide for the transfer to the hotel.
  • Welcome Dinner at Gold Restaurant
  • Meal: Dinner
DAY 4: Sun - Jan 19, 2025 - Cape Town, Explore the Cape of Good Hope

  • Our journey to Cape Point takes us along the scenic Atlantic seaboard coastal road. We pass the pristine beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay with their soft white sand and assure blue water. The formidable 12 Apostles Peaks rise above the road on one side, while sheer cliffs and incredible rock formations into the icy Atlantic Ocean on the other side. There is no doubt the coast of the Cape peninsula offers magnificent scenery with its great biodiversity. We arrive at the quaint fishing village of Hout Bay with its imposing Sentinel.
  • Enhy some time to shop for souvenirs at the craft market at the harbor.
  • Our tour continues over Chapmans Peak, which offers amazing photo opportunities, and onto the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. This area is home to magnificent fynbos, many different species of buck and birds, the Cape Mountain Zebra, and mischievous baboons.
  • Lunch will be enjoyed at the Black Marlin Restaurant, before paying a visit to the penguins on Boulders Beach and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
  • In the evening, you will have dinner at Belthazar Restaurant & Wine Bar including a birthday cake to celebrate Ms. Sharon Smikle`s Birthday.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5: Mon - Jan 20, 2025 - Cape Town, Experience the City

  • Experience one of the most beautiful cities in the world. After departing the hotel, we have a coastal drive through Camps Bay, Clifton and Sea Point. Drive past Cape Town Stadium and through the V & A Waterfront. See the City Centre and Greenmarket Square. Walk through the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Drive past Houses of Parliament, City Hall, the Castle, and Slave Lodge.
  • Visit brightly colored Bo Kaap Malay Quarter to hear about the interesting history of this area.
  • Join the fascinating Diamond and Tanzanite experience at CG Diamonds. Discover the secrets of Diamonds, Tanzanite, and other authentic African Treasures. You will be dazzled by the diamond tour where we learn about the history of these sparkling gems.
  • Stope for Lunch at Ginja Restaurant.
  • Ascend Signal Hill and witness the firing of the Noon gun (except Sundays and Public Holidays). Apart from the excitement of hearing and seeing the cannon fired, you will find out why this cannon is here and what it is used for, while enjoying spectacular views of the city, Cape Town Stadium and the whole of Table Bay. This is a great photo opportunity
  • We continue to Table Mountain cable station. Table Mountain is one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. You have the option of admiring the views from the lower cable station or you can purchase your ticket (own account to reach the summit (weather permitting +/- 23 USD).
  • After enjoying spectacular views with your guide, we will have our dinner at Baía Seafood Restaurant.
  • Then, we will be transferred to our hotel.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 6: Tue - Jan 21, 2025 - Winelands Tour Winelands Tour and Cellar Tour

  • After breakfast depart with the guide for a tour to explore the fabled Cape wine region. Your journey will take you through the breath-taking scenery and the historic towns of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl. During the course of the day, you will enjoy a wine tasting as well as a cellar tour to gain better knowledge of the wine making process.
  • Lunch is included at a Wine Estate en route and enjoy dinner at Utopia Restaurant in this evening.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 7: Wed - Jan 22, 2025 - Full Day Aquila Safari

  • On this morning, you will be met by the guide for a day tour to Aquila Game Reserve
  • 07:00 AM Welcome drinks & breakfast upon arrival (Juice, Rolls, Cold meats, Yoghurt, Cheese, Fruit)
  • 08:00 AM 4x4 Big 5 Safari Game Drive
  • 10:00 AM Time at Leisure
  • 12:00 PM Depart to Cape Town
  • Dinner at The Potluck Club
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 8: Thu - Jan 23, 2025 - Cape Town, Johannesburg

  • After breakfast at the hotel, you will be met by the guide for the transfer to Cape Town Airport to board your flight to Johannesburg.
  • Upon arrival at Johannesburg International Airport, you will be greeted by a local guide who will assist you with the transfer to the hotel.
  • In the evening, you will enjoy dinner at Marble Restaurant.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 9: Fri - Jan 24, 2025 - Full Day Johannesburg Tour

  • After breakfast at the hotel, you will be met by the guide for a half day visit to Liliesleaf. Situated in residential Rivonia, the insightful and interactive museum experience Liliesleaf honor`s South Africa`s remarkable heritage and the impressive trajectory of South Africa`s socio-political past. Once the headquarters of Umkhonto we Sizwe, the military wing of the ANC and the Congress Alliance, Liliesleaf holds a position of esteem among struggle landmarks in South Africa. Visitors to Liliesleaf will experience a first-hand account of the events and circumstances leading up to the infamous raid of the Rivonia farm, as well as insights into some of the revolutionary personalities who helped to shape South Africa`s democracy.
  • Also, you will enjoy half day city of Pretoria including the Voortrekker Monument, Melrose House, the Union Buildings and the State Theatre.
  • Lunch will be served at Kream Restaurant in Brooklyn before travelling through to Lesedi Cultural Village where, on arrival, you will be welcomed in a vibrant traditional African way and offered a refreshing welcome drink. Then browse through the Ndebele village and craft market where Ndebele murals decorate the walls and courtyard attend a multi-visual theatre presentation on the history and origin of the people.
  • You are then divided into smaller groups and taken on a guided tour of the five homesteads: Zulu, Xhosa, Basotho, Ndebele and Pedi. After a refreshment break, meet back in the Traditional Dance Boma for The Giant Ingoma - song and dance of all five villages. The dance culminates in communal dancing.
  • Then, a Pan African Dinner Feast is served in the Nyama Choma restaurant with delicacies from North, East and South Africa.
  • Dinner is included at a local Sandton restaurant.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 10: Sat - Jan 25, 2025 - Johannesburg, Free Day

  • Today is free at your leisur to enjoy exploring the city on your own, go shopping or rest at our hotel.
  • Tonight, we will enjoy dinner at our hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 11: Sun - Jan 26, 2025 - Departure

  • After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy time at leisure until you are met by the guide for the transfer to the airport.
  • Meal: Breakfast
DAY 12: Mon - Jan 27, 2025 - Arrival to IAD

  • Arrive IAD.

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Notes :
  • Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates.
  • All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary.
  • SOUTH AFRICA - Upon entry, passport holders are required to have at least one, entirely blank (unstamped) visa page (i.e. one side of such a page not front and back thereof) in their passport, each time entry is sought into South Africa. This includes re-entry from Swaziland. These pages are in addition to the endorsement/amendment pages at the back of the passport. South African government regulations prohibit airlines from boarding passengers without the required blank visa page.
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Not Included
  • Personal expenses
  • Beverage during meals
  • Tips to drivers, porters, and guides
  • Travel Insurance is highly recommended

All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability at the time of booking. The from price reflects the lowest available price at time of publication, which is valid for a specific start date or dates and also based on availability at the time of booking.