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09NIGHTS/10DAYS-ESSENCE OF SOUTH AFRICA WITH GARDEN ROUTE

                            
PACKAGE CODE: OB0047
Routing: CAPE TOWN-GARDEN ROUTE-KNYSNA-OUDSHOORN-JOHENASBURG-SUNCITY-MABULA GAMEDRIVE

ITINERARY

DAY 01: 
ARRIVE CAPE TOWN
Welcome at the Cape Town!! Upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you will be met and transferred by a local representative then you will be transferred to your hotel by private vehicle. Check in and freshen up at hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel, Cape Town. 

DAY 2: 
CAPE TOWN CITY TOUR
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. This morning you will be picked up at your hotel for a Half Day Cape Town City Tour. This tour gives you the opportunity to discover the spirit of the Mother City, experience her vibrant cultures and history and enjoy botanical scenery. Ascend Table Mountain for unforgettable sweeping views (weather permitting). Return to the city through the Malay Quarter, past the Castle, and around Table Bay to Milnerton lighthouse. Here we can see Table Mountain from the same perspective as the early settlers did when they sailed into Table Bay. Travel to the Victoria and
Alfred Waterfront. Return to your hotel and spend the balance of the day at leisure.
Overnight at the hotel, Cape Town. 

DAY 3: 
FULL DAY CAPE PENINSULA TOUR
Enjoy buffet breakfast at the hotel. You will be picked up at your hotel for a Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour. Travel at a pace that allows you to explore the beauty of the Cape Peninsula. Join us on Africa's premier tour route to the romantic meeting place of the Indian & Atlantic Oceans. Depart for the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve along one of South Africa’s most scenic routes, passing Hout Bay. Enjoy a cruise to Seal Island, to view seals and sea birds at Duiker Island (weather permitting). 
During summer, several thousand Cape Fur Seals – along with the rare Black Cormorant – lollop
leisurely among the kelp beds. Continue to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. The scenery en route to Cape Point, at the South Western tip of the reserve, is particularly lovely in spring when wildflowers carpet the landscape. The new lighthouse – the most powerful in the world – beams an electric light of 19 million candle power across the ocean.
Ascend to the top of by Funicular. Visit the penguin colony at Boulders Beach. Then drive through the historic naval base town of Simon’s Town. Return back to your hotel in the evening. Overnight at the hotel, Cape Town. 

DAY 4: 
CAPE TOWN – GARDEN ROUTE – KNYSNA
Enjoy your breakfast this morning and proceed overland from Cape Town to Knysna through Garden route. (Drive time from Cape Town to Knysna is approximately 6.30 hours drive).
Explore the quaint town known for its art & craft shops. “The place of the people, beauty and mystery.” This ever popular charming town of legend, history, arts and crafts catering to visitor’s every need or fancy. The town is built on the banks of the Knysna Lagoon, a National Lake Area that falls under the protection of South African National Parks, is a home to more than 200 species of fish – including the rare Knysna seahorse – and is a popular destination for water
enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Embark on a ferry trip on the Knysna Lagoon to view the famous Knysna Heads aboard the pleasure boat, the John Benn (weather permitting).
Upon arrival at the hotel, check in and freshen up. Overnight at the hotel, Knysna. 



DAY 5:
OUDSHOORN
Breakfast at the hotel. Today, depart for full day touring of Oudtshoorn in the morning and visit Safari Ostrich Farm, Cango Caves and Cango Wildlife Ranch.
Safari 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 all in approximately 1 1/2hours.
• 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.
Return to the hotel. The rest of the evening at leisure.Overnight at the hotel, Knysna.

DAY 6: 
PORT ELIZABETH – JOHANNESBURG – SUN CITY
After early breakfast, check out from the hotel. You will be transferred to Port Elizabeth Airport for your flight to Johannesburg. Arrive at OR Tambo International Airport where you will be met and transferred to Sun City Resort. SunCity is internationally renowned as Africa’s premier holiday resort, offering a myriad of different entertainment and relaxation opportunities as well as enough attractions and activities to keep everyone busy. The fabulous Sun City resort complex captivates visitors with its combination of golf, water world, game-viewing and casinos as well as world-class hotels. After arriving, check in at the Sun City hotel. Remaining day is free to explore and enjoy Sun City on your own. Overnight at the hotel, Sun City. 

DAY 7: 
SUN CITY
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Today full day is at leisure to explore the Sun City resort
The resort at Sun City features glamorous casinos, gourmet restaurants, extensive sports facilities and star-studded performances. From slots to safaris, theatre extravaganzas to the games arcade for children, horse riding to golf, and the Valley of Waves to The Lost City, a mind-blowing experience all together. Overnight at the hotel, Sun City. 

DAY 8: 
SUN CITY – MABULA GAME RESERVE
After breakfast check out from hotel and today you will depart for on a private road transfer to Mabula Game Lodge. Arrive at the lodge, freshen up and enjoy lunch at the lodge. This 12000 hectare reserve is home to an abundance of animal and bird life, including the ‘Big-5’. In the late afternoon, set out in open-top bush vehicles for a guided game drive with an opportunity to view & photograph the abundant wildlife at close range, while your ranger explains the animals' survival tactics in the wilderness. Return to the lodge in the evening. Dinner will be served the lodge. Overnight at the Mabula lodge. 

DAY9: 
MABULA – JOHANNESBURG
Today, depart for early morning game drive. Return to the lodge and enjoy breakfast at lodge. Then you will be transferred to Johannesburg by private vehicle. Check in and freshen up at Johannesburg hotel. Rest of the day is free to relax at Johannesburg. Overnight at the hotel, Johannesburg. 

DAY 10: 
DEPART JOHANNESBURG
Enjoy breakfast at hotel. The morning is at leisure until you are met by your driver at the hotel lobby for your departure transfer to OR Tambo International Airport, in time to connect with your departure flight back to home and return home with unforgettable and thrilling memories of South Africa!)

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Inclusions • Meet and greet upon arrival in South Africa by local representative; • 03nts accommodation at Cape town at selected or similar category of hotel; • 02nts accommodation at Garden Route at selected or similar category of hotel; • 02nt accommodation at Sun city at selected or similar category of hotel; • 01nt accommodation at Johannesburg at selected or similar category of hotel; • Daily breakfast at the hotel and lunch, dinner at the local restaurant; • Return airport transfers on private basis; • Transport in a luxury vehicle with qualified English speaking driver cum guide; • Cruise on the Knysna Lagoon; • Full day touring in Oudtshoorn Tour; • Private Half Day Cape town City Tour ; • Private Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour; • Entrance fees where applicable, for all sightseeing excursions as specified; Exclusions • Airfare (international/domestic) • Visa costs • Travel Insurance • Cost of railway stations transfers, transfers to meeting point of sightseeing tours and foreign exchange for personal expenses • Early Check in/check out at the hotels • Meals other than Breakfast • Optional tours mentioned below • Tips & Personal expenses • Surcharges applicable during Peak Periods, Conventions, Special Events and Trade fairs. • All other expenses not mentioned in the above. TOUR COST : USD 1190 per pax on twin sharing basis (Selected 03 Star Hotels) USD 1590 per pax on twin sharing basis (Selected 04 Star Hotels) TERMS AND CONDITIONS : • Rate quoted for minimum 02 passengers traveling together .Itinerary is subject to change without any prior notice . • All passports should be valid for more than 07 months from the date of travel • All the above package costs are quoted as per the current rate of USD as on OCT 31st 2016,(01 USD = 68). if any fluctuation comes at the time of making the payment, customer has to pay the difference in amount • Peak Season / Weekend Surcharges may be applicable at the time of confirmation.This will be intimated at the time of booking.However we will not be able to get this information prior. • GST of 4.50% will be applicable extra • Child below 2 years is considered as infant and 2 years to 11 years are considered to be child. • All the services included in the package are compulsory and no refund will be given if any of the services are not taken. • Transfers are operated on Scheduled Timings in SIC [Seat in Coach] Basis. Passengers who are not willing to wait for Scheduled Transfers need to book Private Transfers at supplement cost. • Flights arriving Early Morning or Late Evening & departing Early Morning or Late Evening, passengers needs to book Private Transfers if Schedule Transfer is not operational • Check-in time of the hotels starts from 15.00 hrs and check out time will be 12.00 hrs.Early Check in/late check out will be subjected to availability of rooms.However Hotel has the right to change the timing without any prior notice • Company will not be liable for any claims due to accidents, food poisoning, medical illness or other natural calamities arising during the tour/travel. Passenger will have to ensure themselves and company will not entertain any claims in this regard. • At the airport driver will be holding placard under the main passenger name.If you do not locate the driver please call the emergency no and trace out the same . We would recommend to BUY SIM card before leaving the country. • For transfers and tours please be ready on time and wait at the hotel reception.If you miss the same no refund.Please carry all your documents safely. All valuables, cash, traveler cheque, air ticket,Visa copy passport etc. should be carried in your handbag for easy access. • Hotels may collect security Deposit at the time of check in.If the payment made through cash it is clients responsibility to make sure that the payment paid has been taken back while check out.If the payment made is through Credit card it should be reversed as per Hotel's Policy and clients should ask the Hotel to understand the normal policy regarding the same . • If the passenger faces any service issues during tour it should be intimated to UAE Exchange staffs immediately and we will try to sorted out the issues.No claims should be entertained in India .Itinerary and timings mentioned are subject to change.However we will try to inform the changes.in advance.The success of any group is in direct relation to the co-operation amongst its members. We therefore request you to follow the rules and etiquette of the country that you will be visiting, which will ensure that the arrangements go smoothly and that your tour will be successful and enjoyable. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you required any further clarifications.

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