Essential South Africa



South Africa will leave you in awe of its extraordinary weather, stunning beaches, vast wildlife, delectable food and wine, and picturesque landscapes. Our Essential South Africa tour package is all that you need to experience this country in all its glory. From exploring the natural settings of Cape Town to visiting the Garden Route, including Cango Caves, Cango Wildlife Ranch, and Safari Ostrich Farm in Oudtshoorn and sunset watching in Knysna, South Africa is one country you should definitely visit at least once in your lifetime. Soak in the good vibes of Sun City to end your trip.

  • On Day 1, you will arrive in Cape Town and you can spend the rest of the day at your leisure.
  • On Day 2, you will set out for the Cape Town city tour.
  • On Day 3, you will embark on a tour of the awe-inspiring Cape Peninsula.
  • On Day 4, you will be taken to Knysna in the heart of the Garden Route for the spectacular John Benn Sunset Cruise.
  • On Day 5, you will explore places like Cango Caves, Cango Wildlife Ranch, and Safari Ostrich Farm in Oudtshoorn, via self-drive.
  • On Day 6, you will fly to Johannesburg, where you will be transferred to the Sun City Resort to indulge in a lot of fun and relaxing activities.
  • On Day 7, you will get the opportunity to soak in the good vibes of Sun City Resort.
  • On Day 8, you will get a free morning to leisure in and around Sun City before travelling back to Johannesburg.
  • On Day 9, after breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport.
Cape Town (3), Knysna (2), Sun City (2), Johannesburg (1)
Arrival (Cape Town), Departure (Johannesburg)



Arrival in Cape Town

On arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you will be welcomed by our travel representative. You will be then transferred to your hotel, privately. You can spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Since the hotel is situated in the heart of the city, you can also set out to explore nearby areas.


Cape Town City Tour

After having a scrumptious breakfast, you will leave the hotel for a half-day City Tour, starting from the famous Table Mountain. Once you reach the mountain, it is recommended to click the postcard view of the mountains from a special spot known as Table View. From Blue Mountain, you will be headed to see various landmarks of the city, such as South African Museum and the Company Gardens, City Hall and Castle of Good Hope, Parliament Buildings, Malay Quarter, Green Market Square, Signal Hill, and Camps Bay and Clifton.

You will be free by the evening to rest in the hotel. However, it is recommended that if you aren’t too tired, you shall spend the rest of the evening shopping, eating, or simply strolling through the popular Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. You can return to the hotel afterwards for your overnight stay.


Cape Peninsula Tour

After breakfast, you will be out for a full-day guided tour of the Cape Peninsula. The place is vibrant with picturesque view of the hillside and offers brilliant hikes in the wilderness. The place also brims with untouched beaches, known for water sports, such as surfing, water boarding or simply swimming.

Some of the places covered under the tour include Clifton and Camps Bay, Twelve Apostles, Llandudno, Noordhoek, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Cape Point, Cape of Good Hope, Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, Simons Town, Constantia, Muizenberg, and Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, etc. Ostrich viewing is also a part of this tour.

Once the tour is finished, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Cape Town for your overnight stay.


Cape Town to Knysna

Once you are transferred to the hotel in Knysna, you can spend the entire day at your leisure. In the evening, you will set out for the Evening John Benn Sunset Cruise, which is known for the perfect romantic evening with your loved one as you enjoy a glass of cocktail, wine, or your favourite drink and watch a mesmerising sunset from the cruise. After this, you will be transferred to your hotel for the overnight stay.


Oudtshoorn Full-day Tour

The whole day would comprise of exploring the some of the most popular places of Oudtshoorn. You will self-drive from Knysna to Oudtshoorn and have a guided tour inside the Cango Caves, Cango Wildife Ranch, and Safari Ostrich Farm. Cango Caves is the most popular cave of South Africa. Lastly, it will be a fun-filled experience at the Safari Ostrich Farm, where you will spend a lot of time interacting with the ostrich in the farm. Once the tour is over, you will return to your hotel in Knysna to spend the night.


Knysna to Johannesburg

After having your breakfast in the morning, you will self-drive to George Airport, return the rental car and catch a flight to Johannesburg, where our representative will meet you and transfer you privately to the spectacular Sun City Resort. You will spend the next two days relaxing, enjoying and having a gala time in this glamorous resort. From witnessing beautiful sunrise to indulging in activities, such as spa treatment, golfing, or simply enjoying your time by the pool, these days will be worth-remembering. Your overnight stay will be at the hotel.


Sun City

You will have the opportunity to leisure in and around the hotel for a day. Sun City Resort is home to the beautiful Valley of Waves and is one and only surf-and-safari destination in the country. It offers stunning views of the hillside. You would have a gala time spending time in this Resort.


Sun City to Johannesburg

After having a relaxed morning, you will be transferred privately to Johannesburg. You can explore this beautiful city and visit some cafes and restaurants to get the taste of the food of Johannesburg. This would also be a good time to buy some souvenirs to take back home.

You overnight stay will be at the hotel.


Departure from South Africa

After having a delicious breakfast, your will be transferred to the Tambo International Airport via complimentary hotel shuttle service to catch your flight back home.


What is included

  • 3 nights stay in Cape Town
  • 2 nights stay in Knysna
  • 2 nights stay in Sun City
  • 1 night stay in Johannesburg
  • Private transfers as per itinerary
  • 2 x Scheduled Tours in Cape Town
  • Entrances and Activities as mentioned
  • 3 days car rental with contract fee, unlimited mileage, super insurances, tyre and windscreen waiver, 1x additional driver, GPS, drop-off fee, one-way rental fee
  • Travel Insurance


What is excluded

  • Air tickets
  • Visa
  • Porterage and Gratuities
  • GST
  • Car: Fuel, tolls, refuelling fee, fines and fine admin fees, refundable rental deposits


South Africa can be visited at any time of the year! However, since most people visit this breath-taking country to witness its resplendent landscapes, extravagant wildlife, and spectacular marine life, summer season seems to be the best time to go to South Africa. Thus, months from October to February are usually considered to be the best time to visit this extraordinary travel destination. From March to September, you will find more affordability in booking flights to the country because it’s considered to be an off-season. There is thus, no bad time to visit South Africa.