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5 Cities Including Garden Route with Mabula

09 Days 08 Nights

Package Validity/Travel Dates : 01-Mar-22 to 31-Dec-22


Accommodation

Complimentary Breakfast

City Tour

Airport transfer


Starting From

USD 1880

Per person on a twin sharing basis

Package Rates per person in USD

Single Occupancy

Twin / Double

Third Adult

Child With Bed (5.1 to 12 years)

Child No Bed (2.1 to 5 yrs.)

Infant

2398

1880

2398

1089

0

0

Valid for sale in

All Markets.

Tour Duration

08 Nights / 09 Days

Overview

Visit Cape Town, Knysna, Oudtshoorn, Port Elizabeth, Kwantu and Johannesburg on this trip!

Countries covered

Cape Town, Knysna, Oudtshoorn, Port Elizabeth & Johannesburg

Accommodation:

Location

No. of Nights

Hotel Name

Star Category

Room Type

Meal Plan

Cape Town

02

Signature Lux Waterfront

3

Standard

Bed & Breakfast

Knysna

02

Knysna Log Inn

3

Standard

Bed & Breakfast

Port Elizabeth

01

City Lodge Port Elizabeth

3

Standard

Bed & Breakfast

Mabula

02

Mabula Game Lodge

3

Standard

Full Board

Johannesburg

01

Garden Court Sandton

3

Standard

Bed & Breakfast

Itinerary:

Day 01: Cape Town – Optional Half day City Tour

Welcome to Cape Town. After clearing customs, meet our representative in the waiting area and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, go for an optional half day city tour on a private / SIC basis. This tour gives you the opportunity to discover the spirit of the Mother City, experience her vibrant cultures and history and enjoy botanical scenery. The tour leaves at 8 am in the morning and 2 pm in the afternoon. It is for 4 hours.

Highlights of the tour include: Table Mountain – weather permitting, scenic coastal drive through Clifton & Sea Point, Green Market Square, District Six, and Walk through the Company Gardens, Scenic City tour passing the Houses of Parliament, the City Hall, the Castle and Slave lodge. Visit to Table Mountain (weather permitting)

Overnight at your hotel in Cape Town.

 

Day 02: Full day Cape Peninsula / Cape Point Tour

After breakfast today at 9 am, depart for a full day Cape Peninsula / Cape Point tour. Embark on Africa’s premier tour route to the romantic meeting place of the Indian & Atlantic Oceans. Sir Francis Drake the explorer called it “the fairest Cape that we saw in the circumference of the Globe” This tour offers a full and exciting day out. The tour departs at 9 am and you come back generally by 5 pm.

This tour offers a full and exciting day out. Includes: Hout Bay, 30-minute cruise to the seal colony in a glass bottom boat (weather permitting), Cape Point nature reserve, Cape Point, Cape of Good Hope, stop for lunch at Fish Hoek Galley (included, visit penguin colony in Simonstown and Kirstenbosch botanical gardens.

In the evening return to your hotel. Overnight at hotel in Cape Town.

Day 03: Knysna, Sunset lagoon Cruise

After an early breakfast today, depart to Knysna on the Garden Route. It is a seven hours scenic drive. Lunch is en-route on own. Reach Knysna and relax at your hotel after check in.

In the evening at 16:00 hrs. (winter) or 17:15 hrs. (summer), enjoy a beautiful Sunset cruise on the marvellous Knysna Lagoon. A visit to Knysna would be incomplete without a trip to the heads – a striking geological feature made up of a pair of huge, brightly coloured cliffs lying at the mouth of the lagoon, flanking a channel of potentially treacherous water that flows into Knysna’ s lagoon. You can cruise on the 3 leg river cat boat for this or on the John Ben.

Overnight at your hotel in Knysna.

Day 04: Kynsna – Oudtshoorn, Full day excursion at Oudtshoorn

After breakfast today, depart to Oudtshoorn which is just 91 miles away from Knysna. It’s a scenic drive. You have a full day of activities today at Oudtshoorn. Oudtshoorn is an important point on the Garden Route.

Today you will indulge in the following activities:-

Ostrich Farm – During your visit experience the world’s largest bird which lays the largest egg, has the most beautiful feathers and eyes that make you want to fall in love and hug them. You can enjoy riding the birds at your own risk, stand on their eggs, touch the birds and cuddle the chicks. Professional multilingual guides take you on a conducted tour where you will learn about the birds, experience laughter & beauty situated in a valley surrounded by thousands of ostriches and majestic mountains. Enjoy lunch at this ostrich farm

Cango Caves – The Klein Karoo’s oldest and most popular attraction … one of the world’s natural wonders.

Cango Wildlife Ranch – here you will have the opportunity to view some of the animal species which inhabited the Karoo region in the early days.

Late in the evening, return back to your hotel in Knysna. Overnight at your hotel in Knysna.

Day 05: Travel to Port Elizabeth via Plettenburg bay

After an early breakfast at 9 am, depart to Port Elizabeth which is a 3 hour drive, further on the garden route. Visit Plettenberg bay on the way and do not forget to visit the Monkey land Primate Sanctuary. The entrance to Monkey land is included in your package cost.

Plettenberg Bay is the jewel of The Garden Route and is tranquil and charming, hospitable and rather special. Originally christened “Bahia Formosa” (beautiful bay) by early Portuguese explorers, Plettenberg Bay offers the visitor miles of sweeping, un spoilt golden beaches, a dramatic rocky peninsula, intriguing lagoons and estuaries, towering indigenous forests and unpolluted rivers and sea.

Opened in 1998, Monkey land primate sanctuary is currently the top eco-tourism attraction on the Garden Route. The sanctuary is exceptional as it caters for several species of primates who are not caged. They are free to move about the forest and this they do most harmoniously.

Later in the evening go for a city orientation tour in Port Elizabeth.

Highlights of the tour include: Shark Rock Pier, Fort Frederick, Donkin Reserve, Pyramid Monument, Horse Memorial, St. George’s Cricket Ground, Feather Market, Library and City Hall.

Overnight at your hotel in Port Elizabeth.

 

Day 06: Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg to Mabula

After breakfast, depart from Port Elizabeth hotel and transfer to the airport at Port Elizabeth. Flight from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg and from there it’s just a 02 hours’ drive to Mabula. Arrive at the lodge for a hot lunch.

This 12000ha of malaria free reserve is home to an abundance of wildlife and birdlife, including the world famous Big Five. Home to some 60 mammals, 300 bird species, 100 plant types and numerous reptile and insect species, at Mabula Game Reserve, all natures’ wonders are revered – from the ‘Big Five’ (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino) to the ‘small five’ (ant lion, leopard tortoise, buffalo weaver, elephant shrew and rhino beetle). This is the Heartland of the South African Safari experience.

Take an evening game drive at Mabula. Dinner and overnight at your hotel/ Lodge in Mabula.

 

Day 07: Mabula

Highly qualified game rangers with years of experience and knowledge expertly handle all activities. For the wild-at-heart seeker of true bush adventure, nothing could compare with the excitement and thrill of big game viewing on horseback – a deliciously unique close encounter of the wildest kind. Morning and evening game drives are daily highlights, surpassed in pleasure only by the feeling of camaraderie in sipping sundowners as you watch a truly spectacular African sunset from the luxury of one of Mabula’s four wheel drive vehicles.

Morning & Evening Game drives at Mabula. All meals and overnight at your hotel / Lodge in Mabula.

Day 08: Travel to Johannesburg. Relax or Shop!

After breakfast, travel back by road to Johannesburg. The day is free for you to finish your shopping or to explore Johannesburg. Alternatively, you can go on a gold mine tour (optional)

A visit to the Kromdraai Gold Mine at the centre of the “Cradle of Humankind” will give you an unparalleled view of old mining methods. You’ll enter the old workings through a large opening in the side of the hill and a short walk down the coco pan tracks through roughly worked tunnels and into the heart of the mountain where you will marvel at the conditions that people had to endure while extracting the gold ore.

Johannesburg is mostly known as the “New York of Africa” and has many places to pick up the perfect gift or souvenir, or just to browse around at what is on offer. From modern shopping centre complexes to local markets, it is certainly a varied shopping experience. Johannesburg can be considered as the shopping paradise in South Africa.

Travellers are able to shop in the more than 20 mega-malls around Johannesburg. Sandton City Shopping Centre, Nelson Mandela Square, Hype Park Corner, Oriental Plaza, Montecasino and Rosebank Mall are the places of the best shopping. There plenty of shopping malls and shopping centres that are mostly located in the northern suburbs. Most of them are exclusive and include all top international brands as well as with the popular local ones.

Overnight at your hotel in Johannesburg.

 

Day 09: Flight from Johannesburg to back home

After breakfast, bid farewell to Johannesburg and transfer to Johannesburg airport to catch your flight home.

End of Services…………………………………..

Package Inclusions

  • 02 Nights stay in Cape Town, 02 Nights stay in Knysna, 01 Night stay in Port Elizabeth, 02 Nights stay in Mabula and 01 Night stay in Johannesburg
  • Daily breakfast at the hotel of your stay (from Day 02 – Day 09)
  • Full board basis – check in for lunch and check out after breakfast in Mabula for 02 nights. (All meals included – 02 breakfasts, 02 lunches and 02 dinners)
  • Full Day Cape Peninsula / Cape Point Tour on Seat in Coach Basis
  • Visit to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Cape Town (Entrance ticket included)
  • Private transfers from Cape Town airport to your hotel in Cape Town
  • Private transfer from Cape Town to Knysna by road
  • Cruise in the Knysna Lagoon (sharing basis)
  • Full day excursion to Oudtshoorn with a visit to Cango Caves, Wild life Ranch and Ostrich farm. (Private tour)
  • Private transfers from Knysna to Port Elizabeth with a visit to Monkey land.
  • City Orientation tour in Port Elizabeth.
  • Private transfers from Port Elizabeth hotel – Port Elizabeth Airport
  • Private return transfers from Johannesburg airport to Mabula & back
  • 03 Game Drives in Mabula to see wild animals
  • Driver’s allowance, fuel charges, parking, toll, tax etc.
  • Local English speaking guide during sightseeing

Package Exclusions

  • Anything not mentioned in “Package Inclusions”
  • Domestic and International Airfare, Train Fare, Travel Visa & Travel Insurance & Medical Premium, Medical tests, etc.
  • Individually extended accommodation, sightseeing, transfers, excursions pre, post or on tour.
  • Cost of Optional activities
  • OK to board for the airline (if applicable)
  • Meals other specified in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses on items such as Laundry, Juices, Sodas, Soft & Beverages Drinks, etc.

Visa Requirement and Charges:

Please check online or with our authorised representative if Travel visa is required to visit our country. It is your responsibility to submit all relevant documents and obtain a legal travel visa (as per requirement) before you travel.

In case your tour is cancelled or curtailed short due to visa issues, we will be unable to provide you any refund of the tour cost.

For E-Visa, we are happy to provide you the visa requirement charges and documents required at highly competitive rates on our portal:https://www.visadone.com

You may click the above link and check the details there*

For Sticker Visa, please check with our local branch for the costing, documents required and approximate processing time.

Travel Insurance

It is Traveller’s responsibility to obtain and be in possession of the comprehensive travel and cancellation insurance, including medical insurance with provision for air evacuation, insurance in case of accidents, sudden sickness, medical expenses or death, before embarking on a tour. Our company is neither responsible nor liable for any claims, damage or loss as a result of Client’s failing to obtain necessary insurance cover.

We are however, happy to provide you travel insurance as per the plan you select which can offer you comprehensive coverage at highly competitive costs.

Age limit to provide Insurance – Up to 75 years. For Insurance, all rates given are per person in USD.

Current Exclusion:

  • To & from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Nepal & Bangladesh.
  • From India (However to India (Inbound) is allowed).

 

Up to 75 years age

Travel Insurance Anywhere 2 Anywhere

Premium in USD per person

Platinum Plan/Limit

Gold Plan/Limit

Silver Plan/Limit

Return Plan

01 – 07 Days

37

25

15

08 – 15 Days

49

36

21

16 – 30 Days

74

54

32

 

Insurance fees once paid is totally non-refundable. For further details you can check with us on insurance@solidarityinvest.com

*Disclaimer: Please do check with our Branch / Authorised representative about the latest requirement as visa requirement / fees / travel insurance charges are dynamic and subject to change. The consulate at their discretion may ask for additional documents also for visa processing. Visa issuance is purely at the discretion of the consulate and not us.

Payment and Cancellation Policy:

PAYMENT TERMS:

  • 50% payment at the time of confirmation
  • Balance 50% within 10 days of confirmation or travel date whichever is earlier.

We accept payments via bank transfer/Debit & Credit cards also. In case of a bank transfer please add USD 30 per transfer per time you transfer.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

We need to receive a cancellation request in writing for us to proceed with cancellation. The following charges will be applicable based on the cancellation request received by us.

If you cancel –

  • 60 days prior to departure there will be a 10% deduction on the package cost.
  • 59 – 45 days prior to departure: 25% deduction on the package cost.
  • 44 – 30 days prior to departure: 45% deduction on the package cost.
  • 30 – 15 days prior to departure: 65% deduction on the package cost.
  • 15 – 07 days prior to departure: 95% deduction on the package cost.
  • 06 days or less: 100% deduction on the package cost.

TERM AND CONDITIONS:

  • Disclaimer: In view of the COVID19 situation we retain the right to adjust rates based on any changes to current operational or capacity restrictions imposed by Governments or other Authorities.
  • We reserve all rights. All rooms, rates and services are subject to availability at the time of confirmation. Rates are subject to change at the time of confirmation.
  • Standard check-in time at the hotel is normally 1500 hrs. and check-out 12 Noon. (Please check with the hotel for the same)
  • Early check-in, late check-out is solely based on the discretion of the hotel and not guaranteed unless paid for.
  • We reserve the rights to reschedule the itinerary or routing.
  • Unused inclusions in a tour package are non-refundable.
  • Tours will be seat in coach basis or SIC basis (Unless mentioned otherwise) where guests have to reach on time at designated pick up point.
  • Any delays from your side are considered a no show.
  • No refund applicable in case of no show.
  • Rates are not valid during any trade fair periods, Major European Holidays, Events & festivals and blackout dates.
  • Most of the Hotels may ask for a security deposit at the time of check-in, which is refundable at the time of check-out and is subject to the hotel’s policy.
  • All rates are net and per person for the package.
  • Rates for the extra night, if given are per person per night.
  • Child rates apply for children aged from 2 to 11 years old. One child sharing a room with two adults (depending on hotel policy).
  • Most hotels in Europe have occupancy policy per room. They will generally not allow more than 03 people in one room (based on the room size).
  • If the hotel doesn’t have availability for family rooms, adult rates will apply for child also.
  • We will endeavour to match the rates quoted in the packages.
  • If certain entrances are closed during certain periods, alternative entrances will be provided.
  • In view of the current situation, please be advised that whilst the information and rates quoted are correct as of today’s date – we retain the right to adjust rates based on any changes to current operational or capacity restrictions imposed by Governments or other Authorities.
  • Any damages caused whilst on tour shall be borne (paid or settled) locally by the client, we will not be liable for the same.

COVID-19 SAFETY GUIDELINES

Please check the below website for Covid Guidelines –

https://www.gov.za/covid-19/models/current-alert-provincemetro

Mandatory Medical /Tests or Vaccination details: Please check the below website for the same –

https://www.gov.za/covid-19/models/current-alert-provincemetro

Package Cost

Package rates per person for the above package:

 

Package Rates per person in USD

Single Occupancy

Twin / Double

Third Adult

Child With Bed (5.1 to 12 years)

Child No Bed (2.1 to 5 yrs.)

Infant

2398

1880

2398

1089

0

0

Taxes Extra. Above 12 years Child will be considered on adult rates only.

Notes:

  • Child with bed – may be given sleeper couch in the same room sharing with 02 fully Paid adults.
  • Child No bed – will share the same room with 02 fully paid adults without any extra bedding
  • Infant – will share the same room with 02 fully paid adults without any extra bedding.
  • All ages will be calculated as per the date on the passport.

Rates per Adult / Child for additional sightseeing/excursion/monument fee etc.:

All rates are per person in USD. Taxes Extra.

Sr. No.:

Particulars

Adult

Child

1

Half Day Cape City Tour with a visit to Table Mountain on Seat in coach basis

89

45

2

Half Day Cape City Tour with a visit to Table Mountain on Private Basis

170

86

3

Upgrade to Private basis for Full Day Cape Peninsula / Cape Point tour (Supplement cost)

239

120

4

Visit to Oceanarium and Snake house with entrance tickets and private transfers

133

42

5

Gold Mine tour from Johannesburg on SIC (seat in coach) basis

71

35

6

Lion Park half day on Private basis

94

47

Child will be 2.1 years to 11.9 yrs. Child aged 12 and above will be considered on adult basis.

Points to Note (If any)

Please do note that the below points are shared with you for your reference only. Please use them at your own discretion.

Your Health: It is your (Traveller’s) responsibility is to ensure that you are in good health and medically fit to undertake safari tour. If the tour passes through the malaria area, precautionary treatment is advised. Consultation with medical practitioner/doctor and obtaining prophylactic and precautionary anti-malaria treatment is necessary.

Local Currency: South African Rand (ZAR)

Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted throughout South Africa.
American Express and Diners Club – not so much!

Foreign currency can be exchanged at local banks and Bureaux de Change. ATM’s are readily available in major cities.

Helpful items for your packing list:

  • Light weight shirts/blouses with long sleeves as protection from the sun and mosquitos
  • T-shirts / Shorts / Jeans or safari trousers / Pajamas / Socks /Underwear
  • A light weight water-proof jacket
  • Comfortable walking shoes/sneakers / Comfortable walking sandals or flip flops for warmer days
  • A wide brimmed hat with under-chin tie to prevent it from flying away
    Swimsuit
  • A warm windproof jacket (winter) / A fleece jacket that will go under the warm jacket (winter) /A warm polo neck shirt (winter) A beanie (winter)
  • Gloves (winter) / A warm scarf (winter)
  • Sunglasses / Spare prescription eye glasses/contact lenses
    Binoculars
  • Cameras and related paraphernalia like lenses etc and plenty of memory cards and spare batteries
  • A small powerful flashlight and extra batteries
  • Travel alarm clock / Small purse size umbrella can come in handy
  • Small lint roller / A light packable backpack or tote to carry equipment and stuff on game vehicles
  • A supply of Ziploc bags in different sizes may come in handy for dust or water proofing cameras, wet bathing suits etc.
  • Chargers for cell phones, iPads, cameras, computers and you may want to invest in a mini travel charger surge protector with dual USB ports and five charging outlets.

Photography: Due to nature of the safari tour, rugged terrain and extremely dusty conditions,

We would like to urge to carefully pack all sensitive photographic, electronic and filming equipment, preferably in the dust-proof bags.

People: South Africans are loud and friendly – genuinely friendly. They’re the ones who will strike up a conversation with the locals in any country they visit. And whenever they come across tourists on their own turf, they’re equally as warm-hearted.

Population can be divided into (at least) 11 ethnic groups, the biggest group of which is the Zulu, probably found everywhere in the country. South Africa has 11 officially recognized languages, most of them indigenous dialects.

English is widely spoken throughout and is the primary language in cities, commerce, banking, and government. Road signs and official forms are in English and you can expect all hotel staff to speak it fluently.

Climate: South Africa enjoys a high number of clear, sunny days. Although varied through different regions, South Africa’s climate is generally mild year-round.

Snowfall is limited to the highest mountain peaks and mean annual rainfall comes to a relatively dry 20 inches.

CAPE TOWN has a Mediterranean climate – it rains during the winter months and it is chilly. The summer months are dry and warm and can be very windy at times.

DURBAN’S climate is almost the same as Miami Florida, hot and humid and rainy in the summer, warm dry days and cool to chilly evenings during the winter months.

JOHANNESBURG‘S climate is warm during the summer with most of the rainfall during this time. Because of the heat in Johannesburg in the summer, residents and visitors alike can experience the most spectacular thunder and lightning storms! Winters in Johannesburg are moderate, with dry sunny days and chilly nights.

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK – climate during the summertime is hot and humid during the day and cooler in the evenings. Afternoons very often bring thundershowers which tend to refresh the air considerably. Winter weather is warm and dry during the days with chilly evenings and mornings.

Make no mistake, in the winter months the evenings and early mornings can be bitterly cold. If you are on safari during this time, you will need to take very warm clothing especially for early morning game drives.

Safety and Security: Leaving your belongings unattended is not advisable. Be with your driver / guide and/or group to avoid unnecessary issues.

Staying safe on Wildlife Viewing Activities: Your safari guide will ensure your safety at all times – listen carefully to instructions and follow the park’s rules at all times. When on a self-drive safari, don’t drive too close to wildlife and only leave your car in designated areas where it is safe to do so.

Staying safe in Cities and Towns: South Africa has a high level of crime, including rape and murder. The risk of violent crime to visitors travelling to the main tourist destinations is generally low. The South African authorities prioritise protecting tourists and tourism police are deployed in several towns and cities. Being in numbers and staying with your driver / guide always helps. It may not be safe to venture out post dark alone.

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