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    • Duration12 Days
    • Departure Dates11 OCT 2022
    Tour Details

    Places Covered

    • Johannesburg
    • Sathyagraha House
    • Panorama Route
    • The 3 Rondavels
    • Bourkes Luck patholes
    • God’s window
    • Kruger National Park
    • Nelson Mandela House (National Museum)
    • Dinner Cruise
    • Cango Wildlife Ranch
    • Garden Route
    • Seal Island Cruise
    • Chapman’s Peak Drive
    • Cape Point with Funicular Ride
    • Naval town of Simonstown
    • Victoria and Alfred waterfront
    • Famous Robben Island Tour
    • Iconic Table Mountain

    Package Includes

    • Economy class return airfare
    • 2 Night in Johannesburg
    • 2 Nights in Kruger
    • 2 Nights in Mossel Bay / Kynsna
    • 3 Nights in Cape town
    • Airfare, Airport taxe
    • Visa Fees (South Africa)
    • Baggage Allowance (30 Kg + 7 Kg Hand baggage)
    • Malayalee Tour Manager Services from Soman’s Leisure Tours
    • Travel by comfortable A/C coach as per the tour itinerary.
    • Entrance fees of all sightseeing places to be visited as per the tour itinerary.
    • Accommodation in comfortable and convenient hotels on twin sharing basis
    • All Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
    • All Tips – Guide, Driver & Restaurants
    • Travel insurance up to the age 70 yrs.
    • GST

    Price Excludes

    • Any increase in Airfare, Visa fees, Airport taxes, Govt. Taxes, Fuel Surcharges.
    • 5% TCS (Tax Collected at Source), Finance Act 2020 has inserted a new sub-section (1G) in TCS (Tax Collected at Source) under Section 206C of the Income Tax Act, 1961 to collect tax out of foreign remittance transactions under Liberalized Remittance Scheme [LRS] as well as amount received from buyer by a seller for sale of an 'Overseas Tour Program Package' w.e.f. October 1, 2020.As per RBI guidelines an additional 5% TCS on invoice value is applicable for those passengers having PAN (permanent Account Number) or 10% TCS is applicable for those passengers does not have PAN
    • Cost of RT-PCR test if required
    • Tips of personal nature and any additional meals, other than specified in the itinerary
    • Any extra cost incurred on behalf of an individual due to illness, accident, hospitalization, or any personal emergency.
    • Optional tours, if any.
    • Anything which is not included in the tour cost inclusions.

    Cancellation Policy

    A cancellation charge of 50% of the tour cost will be applicable for the passengers canceling before 15 days of departure and 100 % of the tour cost will be levied as the cancellation charge for the cancellations within 15 days prior to the departure.

    Payment Terms

    PAYMENTS AMOUNT REMARKS
    First Instalment Rs.55,000/- Registration fee at the time of booking
    Second Installment Rs.50,000/- Before 45 days of departure
    Final Payment  USD 1585 Before 32 days of departure
    Total

    Rs. 1,05,000 + USD 1585 + TCS 5 %

     
    Itinerary

    Day 1COCHIN – JOHANNESBURG

    HIGHLIGHTS : City tour of Johannesburg – Sathyagraha House

    Assemble at Cochin International airport to Johannesburg. On arrival finish immigration, collect your luggage and meet your local tour guide followed by a City Tour.  

    Johannesburg commonly known as Jo’burg or Jozi, this rapidly changing city is the vibrant heart of South Africa. The city is awash with superb museums.

    One hundred years ago, Mohandas Gandhi lived in this house in Johannesburg between 1908 & 1909. Today, the Satyagraha House is both a museum and a guest house. A unique way to immerse yourself in the privacy of a man and the history of a country. Delve in and experience the buzz of a city undergoing an incredible rebirth.

    Johannesburg is a land of brilliant landscapes, contrasting cultures and great architecture. Despite being Posh and Lavish by looks, Joburg also houses the deep interior ancient gullies reminding locals of their olden days.

     Johannesburg city is fast, rapid and constantly changing along with the advancing world. With several attractions, sights and dazzling landscapes, visitors are bound to be lured by the beauty of it. An abode to the great infrastructure, massive buildings, informative museums, the city clearly displays its rich cultural heritage in different ways.

    Check-in at the hotel. Spend your remaining day at leisure. Later meet at the hotel foyer  and enjoy dinner at the hotel.

    Overnight at Johannesburg

    Day 2OHANNESBURG – SCENIC PANORAMA ROUTE—GREATER KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

    Highlights – Panorama Route,The 3 Rondavels , Bourkes Luck patholes, God’s window

    After Breakfast, check out and proceed to Kruger National Park through Panoroma Route-The panorama route is one of the country’s most beautiful scenic self-drives, explores the Mpumalanga highlands, or the north-eastern section of the Great Escarpment of the Drakensberg. Lunch en-route at the local restaurant.

    The 3 Rondavels (Rondaval English word hut) from 3 huge pinnacles of rock raising above the blyde River canyon below. Once known as 3 sisters,this geological formation known today as 3 Rondavels,are one of many spectacular natural highlights foud along Mpumalanga’s Panorama Route.

    Bourkes Luck potholes– The natural water feature marks the beginning of the blyde river canyon. Through countless eons the swirling whirlpools which occur as the Treur River plunges in to the Blyde River caused waterborne sand and rock to grind huge, cylindrical potholes into the bedrock of the river. The potholes were named after a gold digger, Tom Burke.

    God’s Window-This is the spot where everyone takes their shots. Serious shutterbugs will be reaching for their polarising filters and best wide angle lens.

    Arrive at the hotel at Kruger and check-in.Dinner at the hotel.

    Overnight at Kruger

    Breakfast, lunch and Dinner.

    Day 3GREATER KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

    Highlights – All day Safari

    Full day Game Drive at Kruger National park. 

    Kruger National park is the South African National park and one of the world’s largest national parks. It covers an area of 19,485 km square(7,523 sq mi) in the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga in north eastern South Africa and extence 360 km (220 mi) from north to south and 65 km (40 mi) from east to west. Its high density of wild animals includes the Big 5: Lions, Leopards, Rhinos, Elephant, and Buffalos. Hundreds of other mammals make their home here, as do diverse bird’s species such as Vultures, Eagles and Storks. Mountains, bush plains and tropical forest are all part of the landscape

    Set out in an open-roof 4×4 through the African bush and across vast open plains to view some of the world’s most incredible wildlife in their natural habitat. Look for grazing zebras and lumbering elephants, and keep an ear out for eagles and vultures that may be circling overhead.

    Lunch will be in the Kruger National park at the rest camp.

    Return to the hotel by late afternoon and spend some time at leisure before dinner.

    Overnight at Kruger

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

    Day 4JOHANNESBURG

    HIGHLIGHTS – Game Drive, Nelson Mandela House (National Museum)

    Enjoy the early morning Game Drive at the park. And return to the hotel for breakfast, freshen-up and check-out. And transfer to Johannesburg. Enroute stop for the lunch.

    On arrival in Johannesburg travel to the Nelson Mandela National Museum, commonly referred to as Mandela House, is the house on Vilakazi Street, Orlando WestSoweto, South Africa, where Nelson Mandela lived from 1946 to 1962. It is located at number 8115, at the corner of Vilakazi and Ngakane streets, a short distance up the road from Tutu House, the home of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. Mandela donated the house to the Soweto Heritage Trust (of which he was the founder) on 1 September 1997, to be run as a museum. It was declared a National Heritage Site in 1999.

    After the tour transfer to your hotel and check-in.

    Overnight at Johannesburg 

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 

    Day 5JOHANNESBURG–GEORGE (by flight)--MOSSEL BAY- KNYSNA

    HIGHLIGHTS – 2 hrs Dinner Cruise 

    Travel from your hotel to O.R Tambo International Airport and check- in for your domestic flight to George Airport.

    On arrival transfer to Mossel Bay. In Mossel Bay you will embark on a short orientation tour. Lunch at Mossel Bay and travel to knysna. On arrival in Kynsna spend some time at leisure before embarking on to the cruise for dinner. After enjoying a wonderful cruise travel back to Mossel Bay. Later, arrive at hotel in Mossel Bay and check- in. Enjoy some time exploring, touristy town at leisure.

    Overnight at Mossel Bay.

    Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at included.

    Day 6KYNSNA– FULL DAY OUDSHOORN TOUR

    HIGHLIGHTS – Entrance to Cango Caves, Ostrich Farm, Cango Wildlife Ranch

    Following breakfast depart for a leisurely drive to Oudtshoorn and explore Cango caves.

    The Cango Caves is a cultural and natural landmark in South Africa. The 20 million year-old Cango caves system consists of a series of hidden chambers cut deep in to a thick lime stonerock layer. It is situated in the Swartberg Mountains. The Cango Caves are located in Precambrian limestones at the foothills of the Swartberg range near the town of Oudtshoorn, in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. The principal cave is one of the country’s finest, best known, and most popular tourist caves and attracts many visitors from overseas.

    After the tour of the caves, travel to Cango Wildlife Range. Our facility has been in existence for 35years and comprises of over 90 different species of animals. We provide guided tours which are fundamental in our education ethos, providing a voice for each species and creating animal and envirornmental awareness. Enveloped in a fun and unique setting, we pride ourselves in being a one of a kind centre that has something for everyone, 365 days of the year.

    After the tour, depart from cango wildlife Ranch and travel to an Ostrich farm for lunch and tour.

    Lunch will be at the Ostrich farm. After the lunch, enjoy ostrich farm visit which is a fun filled, interactive ostrich farm experience. Get the opportunity of a lifetime, take a ride on the only Ostrich Tractor Safari in South Africa to view the Kenyan (Massai) Ostrich, Zimbabwean Blue and South African Ostriches.Go in to the chich rearing compartment and view chicks of various stages of development. After the tour return back to the hotel. 

    Overnight at Mossel Bay  

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. 

    Day 7KYNSNA – CAPE TOWN

    HIGHLIGHTS – Garden Route, Visit to Wine Estate for a Wine tasting tour.

    Breakfast at the hotel and checkout. Travel from Kynsna to Cape town. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. On entering the Cape town, you will visit a local wine estate for a wine tasting tour.

    The Garden Route is a coastal corridor on the southern coast of South Africa, where ancient forests, rivers, wetlands, dunes, stretches of beach, lakes, mountain scenery, all merge to form a landscape of restorative beauty. This is a strip of land like no other in the world in terms of beauty, natural attractions and unique flora and fauna – hence its name. Garden Route. The Garden Route is a paradise for eco-lovers, bird watchers and solitude seekers and one of the most beautiful parts of the Western Cape.

    Check in at your hotel in the late afternoon and spend time at leisure before dinner

    Overnight at Cape town

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. 

    Day 8CAPE TOWN – PENINSULAR FULL DAY TOUR

    HIGHLIGHTS – Seal Island Cruise, Chapman’s Peak Drive, Cape Point with Funicular Ride, Boulder’s Beach African Penguins in their natural habitat, Visit the Naval town of Simonstown

    Depart on a full day Cape Peninsula Tour. Popular as “The Fairest Cape”, enjoy the views on a cruise along the exquisite stretch of coastline known as Millionaire’s Paradise – from Camps Bay and Clifton to the exclusive beach hamlet of Llandudno. Visit the charming working harbour of Hout Bay and then embark on an up-close-and personal Seal Island cruise. While returning drive along the winding roads of legendary Chapman’s Peak Drive, hugging the cliffs and relishing the breath taking ocean views. Proceed to the Penguin colony at Boulders Beach to enjoy some time watching the endearing penguin colony. At the Cape Point enjoy a Funicular ride to the light house and view the southernmost of Cape peninsula, Cape Point. 

    After lunch, visit the penguin colony of Boulder’s Beach in the Simoinstown. Since 1985, the African Penguins have been nesting here among the imposing granite rocks on the beach. Spend some time at leisure exploring the historical naval town of Simonstown. Return to the hotel driving past the University of Cape Town and the Groote-Schuur-Hospital.

    Overnight at Cape Town

    Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and Dinner

    Day 9CAPETOWN – CITY TOUR – TABLE MOUNTAIN– ROBBEN ISLAND TOUR

    HIGHTLIGHTS  – Victoria and Alfred waterfront, Famous Robben Island Tour, Iconic Table Mountain

    After breakfast proceed for Guided City Tour of Cape Town. And take the cable car to the summit of the legendary Table Mountain (weather permitting) to see to the tip of the world. Transfer to Table Mountain and ascend in the revolving cable car to the top of the mountain station which is 1,085 m high. From the top you can enjoy beautiful views of the city of Cape Town, Robben Island and Atlantic Seaboard. After the mesmerizing Cable car ride to Table Mountain, proceed on a drive-by Orientation Tour of Cape Town, including the country’s oldest building, the Castle, and a short distance away, the Company Gardens, both historically fascinating and well conserved. The drive continues past Parliament Buildings, City Hall and the Slave Lodge, that offer a sense of the depth of history and culture of the region, through their distinctive architecture. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

    Make your way to Robben Island Ferry Terminal at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront (weathe permitting) to the Maximum Security Prison. Robben Island is known for being the place of former South African president Nelson Mandela. He was jailed at Robben Island prison for 18 yrs of his 27 yrs of prison life. 

    Overnight at Cape Town

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

    Day 10 Departure day

    Spend the morning at leisure packing your bags and relaxing before your international flight. And transfer to Cape Town International Airport for your return flight to India. 

    Day 11ARRIVING INTO COCHIN

    Arrive in to Cochin International Airport with profound memories.