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Spectacular South Africa – 12 days

Hotel Details

DEPARTURE DATES

03 JUN – 12 JUN
10 SEP – 19 SEP
14 JUN – 23 JUN
06 OCT – 15 OCT
06 JUL – 15 JUL
06 NOV – 15 NOV
  • Any Meals other than specified in inclusions.
  • Personal expenses such as tips, porterage, telephone calls, rooms service, etc.
  • Surcharge will be applicable on particular events, festival, exhibition & fairs.
  • Any security deposit asked by the hotel during check in.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • GST extra.
  • Govt. Service tax of 5% will be extra.
  • The above prices are subject to availability of flights and hotel accommodation and services at the time of processing the reservation.
  • As a 3rd person in a triple room, most hotels use rollaway beds and room size may be the same as the double room.
  • A person 12 years and below is considered a child and above 12 years, an adult.
  • We also reserve the right to substitute a hotel of similar class if it is deemed advisable or necessary.
  • The quote is based on the above hotels and any change will impact the cost. Long week-ends & school holidays in SA may attract a supplement.
  • The check-in time is 1430 hrs and check out time is 1030 hrs. Early check-in or a late checkout is not guaranteed and is only on request.
  • On certain days, we may sometimes amend / reverse the itinerary. However, all the services/inclusions will remain the same.
  • On some occasions you may have to join another group in case the group does not have adequate members.
  • The management reserves the right to claim any additional expenses incurred due to delay or changes in schedules of train, aeroplane, bus, ship or other services.
  • We also reserve the right to substitute a hotel of similar class if it is deemed advisable or necessary
  • We reserve the right to amend, alter, vary or withdraw any particular departure, excursion advertised.
  • We also reserve the right to substitute a hotel of similar class if it is deemed advisable or necessary
  • For the convenience of our passengers, we will sometimes amend the itinerary. However, all the services will remain the same.
  • Full day vehicle is 8-9 hrs and half – day is 4-5 hrs. On the Garden Route the vehicle is available for 10-12 hrs. Any extra hours required may not be allowed and is purely on request and will be charged.
  • There are no refunds for any services i.e. meals, sightseeing etc. not utilized on your tour
  • The drivers/guides may not stay in the same hotel as the clients. It is customary to pay 10% gratuity (tips) both to the driver and the guide to ensure a more pleasurable services.
  • In case you decide to change the date of your return reservation once confirmed the exact amount payable to the airline will be advised once the same is confirmed.
  • Security alerts and random closures might affect the itinerary.
  • Any damages caused to the hotel rooms / Coach during your stay, shall be payable by the passengers. Dream Trip4U will not be liable for the same.
  • The company shall not accept any liability or responsibility for any damages, loss, baggage loss, theft, injury, accident, death, breakdown or irregularity, which may occur in carrying out the tour arrangement, weather conditions, strikes, war, quarantine and any other cause whatsoever and all such loss or expense must be borne by the passengers. Insurance policies must be carried while on tour.
  • Please take extra care of your personal belongings while on the tour, every country you travel to is prone to thefts and bag snatching. Dream Trip4U will not be liable for any loss of belongings/baggage.
  • The prices are net with all bank charges to your account. Credit cards payments will attract 3.5% processing fee. Any cash payment will attract 1% processing fee.

Cancellation Policy

  • 45 Days or more prior to the date of departure Deposit Amount
  • 44 – 30 Days 50 % of Tour Cost
  • 29 – 15 Days 75 % of Tour Cost
  • Less than 14 Days or No Show 100 % of Tour Cost

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HIGHLIGHTS

Johannesburg – Sun City – Knysna – Hermanus – Cape Town

  • Return Airfare ex. Mumbai with internal within South Africa
  • 02 nights stay in Johannesburg
  • 02 nights stay in Sun City
  • 02 nights stay in Knysna
  • 02 nights stay in Hermanus
  • 03 nights stay in Cape Town
  • Daily Buffet Breakfast
  • Walking with the Lions
  • Sunset cruise in Knyna
  • Ostrich Farm
  • Cango Caves
  • Cango Wildlife Ranch
  • Quad Biking in Hermanus
  • Zip line in Hermanus
  • 1 x Game Drive in Garden Route Game Reserve
  • Table Mountain Cable car tickets
  • Seal Island Cruise
  • Funicular tickets
  • Toyota Corolla or similar for 11 days includes Local Tax (TAX), Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), Vehicle Registration Fee (VRF), Airport/city surcharge, Unlimited Mileage & 1 way fees
  • South Africa visa charges

Itinerary Highlights

  • Day 01: Arrival Johannesburg (N/A)

    Welcome to Johannesburg, Egoli, Place of Gold. A cultural melting pot, it is a place of opportunity and the African dream. Pick up your car rental from OR Tambo International and drive to your hotel. Day free for leisure on your own.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 02: Walking with the Lions (Breakfast)

    After Breakfast, drive through the lions and wild dog enclosures and the new extended route to the hyena enclosures will provide the opportunity to see many different antelope species such as Giraffe, Kudu, Gemsbuck, Warthog, Sable, Nyala and many more.

    This amazing experience will allow you to walk and interact with young lions in their natural habitat. Our trained guides will show you how to safely interact with the lions and share all their knowledge with you as you walk for 45min – 1hr.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 03: Drive from Johannesburg to Sun City (Breakfast)

    After Breakfast, drive from Johannesburg to Sun City. The Sun City complex is surrounded by two championship golf courses, numerous swimming pools and a huge manmade lake offering various water sports. Optional activities include Hot Air Ballooning. Enjoy lunch at the Raj Indian Restaurant (own account). Then you could relax at the Valley of the Waves, or take a walk through the gardens of the Lost City. This magical city knows no limits – you have the chance to win a fortune at the Casino and Entertainment Centre, there are lavish extravaganzas and a multitude of restaurants to cater for every taste.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 04: Sun City (Breakfast)

    After breakfast you will enjoy your day at leisure.

    Optional Actives at the resort: (Costs of all activities are not included)

    Archery
    Quad Biking
    Boat Cruise
    Sky Train
    Crocodile Park
    Hot Air Balloon
    Zip Line
    Parasailing
    Jet skiing
    Banana Bout
    Water Tubes
    Maze

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 05: Sun City-Johannesburg Airport (Breakfast)

    After breakfast, drive from Sun City to Johannesburg Airport for your flight to George. Arrival at George Airport, pick up your car rental & drive to Knysna. Knysna is the place to be for savouring seafood fresh from the sea. Knysna oysters in particular are popular. The harbour is a great place to relax and watch the sunset from one of the many waterside restaurants and bars.

    In the evening proceed for Sunset Cruise.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 06: Day trip to Oudtshoorn (Breakfast)

    After breakfast, drive for a day trip to Oudtshoorn. In the beginning start with Ostrich farm.
    Ostrich Farm is an unforgettable experience on Safari Ostrich Farm. During the tour where you will learn more about these remarkable birds and their fascinating nature. Your guide will explain every aspect of ostrich farming, from breeding to rearing.

    Later visit Cango Caves. The Cango Caves are a series of dripstone caverns that open into vast halls of towering stalagmite formations with names like ‘the bridal couple’, ‘glass flower fantasy’, ‘weird cango candle’ and ‘the hanging shawl’. In the end visit Cango Wildlife Ranch. Cango Wildlife Ranch is situated just 3km outside of the picturesque Karoo town of Oudtshroon, offering sanctuary to some of the world’s most endangered species and a haven to visitors. Cango Wildlife Ranch, is the oldest and largest cheetah contact centre worldwide where you can see and feel a huge variety of animals including Africa’s spotted king, the cheetah. From the slithering snake to the majestic lion, you will find all you want here. It is is home to a variety of cats such as lion and jaguar. The thrill of Valley of Ancients and Natural Encounters add a thrill element to learning about crocodiles and making the Cango Wildlife Ranch one of the most interactive, exciting tourist attractions worldwide.

    In the evening, drive back to your hotel in Knysna.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 07: Knsyna to Hermanus (Breakfast)

    After breakfast, drive from Knysna to Hermanus. Hermanus has the status of being the best land-based whale watching destination in the world. Southern Right whales visit Walker Bay from June to December and can be viewed from aboard a boat, an airplane or from the shoreline.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 08: Zip lining & Quad Biking (Breakfast)

    After breakfast, start with your day with Zip Line. The Tree Top Zipline tour Hermanus extends from our mountain and zip lining over a small waterfall (when we have enough water) between the Poplar Trees and Canyon. This a memorable experience for any one from the age of 6years and older.

    Later proceed for Quad Biking. Quad Bike Trail in Hermanus is a must as it is rated as one of the top trails in South Africa and has often featured in movies, commercials and on a number of travel agent itineraries. This route takes you through the world-renowned vineyards of Hamilton Russell and Southern Right wineries. Travel up the mountain and through the fynbos kingdom into the Fernkloof Nature Reserve. Your half way point is one of the most pristine look-out points in the Western Cape. From here you will have a spectacular birds-eye-view of Hermanus and Walkerbay. Cameras on this trip are an absolute must! – Whale spotting from this vantage point allows you to see the bigger picture of activity throughout the entire bay.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 09: Hermanus to Cape Town (Breakfast)

    After breakfast, drive from Hermanus to Cape Town. Cape Town is one of the most popular long haul destinations in the world. Due to its unique topography, it is also one of the easiest places in which to orientate oneself as long as you remember that with Table Mountain behind you and Robben Island before you; you are facing north, looking across Table Bay and up the west coast of Africa.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 10: Table Mountain (Breakfast)

    After Breakfast, ride the cable car to the top of Table Mountain, take the ferry to Robben Island (Optional), soak up the atmosphere at the V&A Waterfront, enroll in a cookery course in Cape Malay cuisine, take a township tour or drive the Peninsula circuit.

    Table Mountain, which is one of the famous global landmarks. The cable car rotates in a circular motion during the ascend and descend, which gives everyone on board the opportunity to enjoy 360 degree views. Have a walk around once you get to the top and remember to take your camera along so that you can take a few photographs!

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 11: Peninsula Tour (Breakfast)

    After Breakfast, proceed for full-day drive around the Cape Peninsula. The route down to Cape Point takes in the Chapman’s Peak drive, pretty coastal villages and several untouched beaches. A stop at Boulders Beach is highly recommended to see the colony of African, or jackass, penguins; watching them glide effortlessly through the surf is a sight to behold. We also recommend visiting the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, which makes up much of the Cape Floral Kingdom with its varied vegetation. Look out for antelope, baboons and African black oystercatchers on the shoreline.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 12: Cape Town Airport (Breakfast)

    After Breakfast, drive to the Cape Town Airport for your flight back home.

NOTES FOR RENTAL CAR / SELF DRIVE

TIPS FOR THE GUESTS

Time Zone

Time difference = GMT +3.

Currency

The monetary unit in South Africa is the Rand (R) = 100 cents, with the international symbol ZAR. The current rate of exchange is 1 ZAR = INR 5.10. The currency exchange is subject to fluctuations and thus just an indication. Most credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, American Express) and travellers cheques in major currencies are accepted. Petrol/gasoline cannot be purchased with standard credit cards.

Electricity

220/250 V AC, 50 Hz. Plugs are of the round 3-pin variety. Bathroom plugs have two pins.

Water

Drinking water from taps is safe in towns and hotels.

Language

English is widely spoken throughout the country, although there are 11 official languages. English is commonly accepted as the business/commercial form of communication.

Immunization

No international immunization is required when visiting South Africa. Malaria risks exist throughout the year in certain areas and precautionary action is advised when visiting these areas. For further information on what medical precautions to take before travelling to Africa, please visit www.travelclinic.co.za.

Climate

South Africa’s climate is generally mild throughout the year with summer from October until March and temperatures between 15C/59F and 36C/97F. Winter temperatures vary between 2C/36F and 15C/59F. Rainfall occurs in winter months in the Cape and along the Garden Route, between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town; the rest of the country experiences summer rainfall.

Trading Hours

Shops are generally open from 08.30 to 17.00 Monday to Friday, and generally closing at 12.30 on Saturdays. In tourist areas shops are often open later during the week as well as over weekends.
Banks are open from 09.00 to 15.30 from Monday to Friday and on Saturday’s from 08.30 to 11.00.

Taxis

Taxis cannot be hailed on the street and must be ordered by telephone.

Tipping

For service is standard and any tip is normally welcome but 10% is a good guideline. Tips are not included on restaurant bills.

Safety & Security

It is advisable to follow internationally accepted guidelines:

  1. Leave valuables in a hotel room safe or safety deposit facility
  2. Only carry as much cash as is necessary
  3. Don’t enter deserted or unsafe-looking areas
  4. Ensure that you have appropriate insurance cover

Taxation

14% VAT (Value Added Tax) is levied on goods and services. Foreign Tourists can have their VAT refunded at a port of exit, provided the value of items purchased exceeds ZAR 500.00 Proof of payment will be required for claims. No refund on services.

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