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CLASSIC SOUTH AFRICAN TOUR

9 Nights 10 Days

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Adult Rate

190800

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1 Destination

South Africa

Overview

Places Covered : Cape Town, Robbben Island, Cable Car ride to Table Mountain, Cruise to Seal Island, Boulders Beach & Penguine colony, Mosselbay,Funicular Ride to Cape of Good Hope, Knysna Lagoon, Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn, Pilansburg game reserve, Lasedi Village, Johannesburg , National Lion Park, Apparthied Museum, Cango Wildlife Ranch, Ostrich Farm Visit, Naval Port of Simon Town & Great Dane Dog Statue

Itinerary

  • 1

    Day

    COCHIN – JOHANNESBURG

    Assemble at Kochi International Airport at 00.30 hrs. Check in starts at 00.45 hrs. After emigration and customs formalities Qatar Airways Flight QR 517 depart to Doha at 03.35 hrs and arrive Doha International Airport at 05.50 hrs. After security check Qatar Airways Flight QR 1367 depart to Johannesburg at 12.40 hrs and arrive O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johanesburg, South Africa, at 14.40 hrs. Welcome to Johannesburg, South Africa. Johannesburg is the capital and most populous city in South Africa. On arrival you will transfer to Emperor’s Palace. Emperor’s Palace is is one of the premium resorts in South Africa with luxurious accommodation, relaxation facilities, a superb health and beauty spa, an outstanding casino, the finest dining options, world-class conference facilities and spectacular entertainment choices and it welcomes all to experience true luxury and excitement. Free for leisure and shopping. Dinner and overnight stay in Hotel Peermont Mondior 4 *or similar in Johannesburg.

  • 2

    Day

    JOHANNESBURG - SUN CITY

    After continental breakfast check out hotel and visit Mahatma Gandhi’s house in South Africa, commonly known as ‘Satyagraha House’. This house was the home of Mohandas Gandhi from 1908. Gandhi lived here for 2 years. This house contains many of Ghandi's sayings, pictures, stories, and the furnishings he used. Within these walls, Mahatma created and developed his philosophy of passive resistance: Satyagraha in Sanskrit. A pacifist method of protest that he employed in India to lead the country to independence. The house was built in 1907 by Gandhi’s close friend, the German architect Hermann Kallenbach. The Satyagraha House is now a registered part of the country’s historical heritage. A museum retracing Gandhi’s experiences in South Africa and particularly those that he shared here with his friend Kallenbach is installed in the very heart of the house. In this way, a peaceful and meditative atmosphere channelling Gandhi’s life within these walls inhabits the property. Later you will transfer to Pilanesberg. The Pilanesberg is a mountain in the North West Province, South Africa. The mountain is an ancient volcanic structure, circular in shape that rises from flat surrounding plains. It is formed by three concentric ridges or rings of hills, of which the outermost has a diameter of about 24 km. The Pilanesberg is located 100 km to the northwest of Pretoria and is for the greater part enclosed in a protected area known as Pilanesberg Game Reserve. Evening you will reach in Pilanesberg Game Reserve. On arrival you will transfer to Kwa Maritane Lodge in Pilanesberg Game Reserve. Dinner and overnight stay in Kwa Maritane Lodge in Pilanesberg.

  • 3

    Day

    PILANESBERG ANIMAL SAFARI

    Early morning you drive from Sun City to will transfer to Pilanesberg Natural Reserve Park in an open vehicle for game drive (African Safari). Pilanesberg Game Reserve is located in North West Province in South Africa, west of Pretoria. The park has an area of 572 square kilometers (221 sq. mi). The park has a rich array of southern African wildlife including the Big Five i.e, Transvaal lions, African bush elephants, South-western black rhinoceros, southern white rhinoceros, African buffaloes, African leopards, South African cheetahs, Hartmann's mountain zebras, South African giraffes, hippos and crocodiles. You will travel through in a standard road vehicle as although most of the 188 kilometers of track are not surfaced, they are well maintained. Later you will return to Sun City and breakfast at Sun City. Lunch and free time for leisure and rest in Sun City Premium resort. Later evening, we will transfer to second Pilanesburg game drive. The perfect chance to relax and be guided on your wildlife experience. Pilanesberg offers a unique ecosystem with the Kalahari that meets the bushveld. This allow for a variety of trees and grasses that offers a great habitat in return. The Birdlife and raptors are especially interesting not to mention the variety of mammals and reptiles that can be found in the park. The vehicles allow for excellent photography opportunities. Later return to Sun City. Dinner and overnight stay in Kwa Maritane Lodge in Pilanesberg.

  • 4

    Day

    GOLD MINE TOUR & FLIGHT TO GEORGE

    Gold Mine Underground Heritage Tour After continental breakfast at Sun City you will proceed to Johannesburg airport to fly to George and on the way we visit Gold Reef Mines in Johannesburg. Discover the secrets of the industry that build Johannesburg-gold mining. We visit the Gold Reef city, the oldest and deepest mine in the world in a guided Heritage tour, Gold Reef City around the gold rush that started in 1886 on the Witwatersrand Park near Johannesburg. Gold Reef city was the world’s richest producer of gold, 1.4 million kilograms over its 90-year life span. It was one of the deepest gold mines and worked by 30 000 miners. Travel down the Gold Mine shaft to visit the deepest mine in the world in a large clangy lift to level 5 – 720 feet (226 meters) for a guided tour. Descend into the depths of the earth and discover the riches of our history. Experience the heart-stopping feeling of travelling deep below the surface. Feel the cold air and touch the rough rock that holds the wealth of a nation. Walk down tunnels with a hard hat and a torch in hand and experience the tough conditions that the miners had to endure. Experience a short burst from a miners drill, this will clearly give you an understanding as to why the miners would go deaf without ear plugs. Once back on the surface you experience the demonstrations of pouring molten gold into gleaming bars of bullion and traditional miner’s gumboot dances on visiting the mine manager’s house. Liquid gold being poured into a cast to make a bullion bar at a Gold Reef City demonstration even the crucible glows under the immense heat. Also see how coins were pressed in the past and a museum dedicated to gold mining. This Heritage Tour gives you an understanding of Johannesburg’s 132 years of gold history. Later you will transfer to O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johanesburg, South Africa to take flight to George. Later you will transfer to Knysna. The Knysna Lagoon is one of the area’s chief tourist attractions and is a popular spot for water sports enthusiasts in South Africa. The breath-taking blue of the Knysna Lagoon imbues the coastaltown of Knysna with an allure that is quite irresistible. This lagoon opens between two massive cliffs, known as These stand tall, acting as rugged watchmen over the pristine loveliness of the lagoon. Here, exquisite views of the water surging through the narrowed entrance make for idyllic backdrops to your Garden Route excursion.On arrival leave for a cruise on the vast Knysna Lagoon. Enjoy an amazing view of the imposing sandstone ‘Heads’ which guard the sea entrance to Knysna’s huge tidal lagoon, and the forests, marshes and pristine beaches surrounding it. Later transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Diaz Beach Resort Hotel or similar in Mossel Bay.

  • 5

    Day

    CANGO CAVES & OSTRICH FARM

    After breakfast proceed to Oudtshoorn. Oudtshoorn is a town in the Western Cape province of South Africa and is the home to the spectacular Cango Caves and world's largest ostrich population "ostrich capital of the world". On arrival in Oudtshoorn we visit Cango caves. 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. Although the extensive system of tunnels and chambers go on for over 4 km (2.5 mi), only about a quarter of this is open to visitors, who may proceed into the cave only in groups supervised by a guide. Later we visit the Cango Ostrich Show Farm situated just 14 km from the centre of Oudtshoorn where you can observe and learn all about Ostriches. Cango Ostrich Show Farm is located in the lush Cango Valley, Schoemanshoek, 14km outside of Oudtshoorn on the main route towards the world famous Cango Caves , with a number of specialized ostrich breeding farms, such as the Safari Show Farm and the High gate Ostrich Show Farm. At the Cango Ostrich Show Farm you can observe large flocks of Ostriches at different stages of development. There are petting areas where you can cuddle the chicks or feed an ostrich by hand, watch how feather dusters and boas are made. Professional multilingual guides take you on a conducted tour where you will learn about the birds surrounded by thousands of ostriches. You can also visit the shop on site and purchase exclusive leather handbags and feather boas and a variety of decorated and plain Ostrich eggshells, Ostrich paté's and biltong (traditional dried meat) and other delicatessen are available at these shops. Here you will get an opportunity to have lunch with Ostrich egg and Ostrich meat. Later you will transfer to Mosssel Bay city, the historical city of Berthalomeo Diaz and Vasco Da Gama. Mossel Bay is a harbour town of about 130,000 people on the Garden Route in South Africa’s Western Cape Province. Here we visit the Bartolomeo Dias, Maritime Museum and botanical gardens. The Maritime Museum has exhibition displays which narrate about the history of early European sea voyagers who discovered sea routes. The local history 19th-century artifacts and 20th-century photographs are also displayed in this building. The building houses a life-size replica of the ship that was used by Bartolomeu Dias and his crew when they landed in Mossel Bay 1488. The ship was built in Portugal and it was brought to Mossel Bay in 1988. And we visit the Post office Tree. It is a famous milkwood tree in Mossel bay, South Africa that was used by early Portuguese explorers as a post office and it is considered as first Post office in the world. The Post Office Tree – first used as a post box in 1500. In 1501, Portuguese navigator Pêro de Ataíde sought shelter in Mossel Bay after losing much of his fleet in a storm. He left an account of the disaster hidden in an old shoe which he suspended from a milkwood tree near the spring from which explorer Bartolomeu Dias had drawn water. The report was found by the explorer to whom it was addressed, João da Nova, and the tree served as a kind post office for decades thereafter. More recently, a boot-shaped post box has been erected under the now famous tree, and letters posted there are franked with a commemorative stamp. This has ensured that the tree has remained one of the town’s biggest tourist attractions. Dinner and overnight stay in Diaz Beach Resort Hotel or similar in Mossel Bay.

  • 6

    Day

    MOSSEL BAY- CAPE TOWN

    After continental breakfast check out hotel and we transfer to Cape Town through garden route. 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. A more commonly- used nickname for Cape Town is the “Mother City”. The Mother City is an affectionate nickname, which is widely known and used among locals and visitors to Cape Town alike. On arrival in Cape Town you will transfer to hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Cape Milner 4* or similar Cape Town.

  • 7

    Day

    ROBBEN ISLAND TOUR

    After continental breakfast you will take a boat cruise to Robben Island to see Nelson Mandela’s prison. Robben Island-where most of Mandela’s 27-year prison sentence was served—was a place of isolation for nearly 300 years, housing many political prisoners and serving as both a lunatic asylum and leper colony. In 1964, Nelson Mandela was arrested and brought to South Africa’s Robben Island, just west of Cape Town. He would spend the next 18 years imprisoned in an 8x7-foot cell, forced to do hard labour, and permitted only one visitor a year. Even so, Mandela went on to become his country’s first black president, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient, and known globally for his significant contributions to human rights and social justice. Today, the island remains a tangible symbol of political freedom and a reminder of the difficult road to South African democracy. Here you’ll be able to see human rights activist and former prisoner Robert Sobukwe’s house; a 17th-century limestone quarry where Mandela and others were put to work; a leper colony cemetery; and the Robben Island Museum, dedicated to preserving the memory and contributions of the freedom fighters once held within its walls. After lunch half day Cape Town City Tour. Cape Town is a port city on South Africa’s southwest coast, on a peninsula beneath the imposing Table Mountain and it is the second-most populous urban area in South Africa after Johannesburg. Slowly rotating cable cars climb to the mountain’s flat top, from which there are sweeping views of the city. In 2014, Cape Town was named the best place in the world to visit by both the American New York Times and the British Daily Telegraph. You will go for a scenic coastal drive through Clifton & Sea Point & later tour passes the Houses of Parliament, the Castle, the SA Museum, and a few other historical sights – District Six, Bo-Kaap, Slave Lodge & ending at the bustling Greenmarket Square…..etc. Later drive straight to the base of Table Mountain. Table Mountain is a flat-topped mountain forming a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town in South Africa. It is a significant tourist attraction, with many visitors using the cableway or hiking to the top. You will transfer to the cable car (weather permitting) to the top of the mountain, and then enjoy some free time on the mountain top to take in the for a breath-taking view over the city below, of Robben Island in the distance and of the mountains that extend inland. Enjoy this superb view of Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain and the panoramic sights over the city from the top of Table Mountain. Dinner and overnight stay in Cape Milner 4* or similar Cape Town.

  • 8

    Day

    PENINSULA TOUR

    After continental breakfast you will depart to a full day Peninsula Tour. Experience the scenic beauty and natural landscapes of South Africa’s Cape Peninsula on this full-day tour from Cape Town. This comprehensive tour shows you the best of the spectacular Cape Peninsula and why it is it's called the Fairest Cape. Travel past Sea Point and Camps Bay, past the famous and one of those beautiful beaches of Clifton and Llandudno towards Hout Bay for a Seal Island Cruise. This destination, which sits halfway between Cape Town and Cape Point is a quiet fishing village that’s home to dozens of seals, small shops and lots of local charm. Seal Island is a small land mass located 5.7 kilometers off the northern beaches of False Bay, near Cape Town, in South Africa. The island is so named because of the great number of Cape fur seals that occupy it. It is 5 acres in area and home to 64,000 cape fur seals. It is home to seabirds too and it is likely that non-marine species fly there to breed as well. A radar mast was built on the island during World War II. The dense population of seals at certain times of the year attracts the seal's main predator, the great white shark. Seal Island and the adjacent waters provide rare opportunities for those who wish to witness attacks by great whites on the Cape fur seal and to observe social interactions amongst creatures of both species. Cape of Good Hope, the point where the Indian Ocean and Atlantic Ocean meet. Drive along the Atlantic Seaboard. Pass through Noordhoek and Scarborough. Later enjoy lunch at Fishhoek Galley or similar and you will take to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Follow the gorgeous coastal route through Chapman’s Peak to Cape Point and the Good Hope Nature Reserve. You’ll enjoy a scenic ride through the southernmost edge of the Cape Peninsula as you make your way to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. The Cape of Good Hope is a rocky headland on the Atlantic coast of the Cape Peninsula, South Africa. The Cape of Good Hope is the southern tip of Africa and the dividing point between the he Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Then you board to funicular ride. The Flying Dutchman Funicular, also known as the Cape Point Funicular, is a funicular railway located at Cape Point, near the Cape of Good Hope in the Western Cape province of South Africa. The line runs from a lower station at the Cape Point car park, up an incline through dense fynbos to the upper lighthouse. It was the first commercial funicular of its kind in Africa, and takes its name from the legend of the Flying Dutchman ghost ship. Later get the photo opportunity to take some pictures at the second southernmost tip of the African continent and wander the path to cape point where the Indian Ocean and Atlantic Ocean meet. Penguin Colony visit Evening we visit the beautiful Boulders Beach, and have the option to sit among the famous colony of Jackass Penguins. Boulders Beach forms part of the Table Mountain National Park and it is a popular tourist stop because of a colony of African penguins which settled there in 1982. Although set in the midst of a residential area, it is one of the few sites where this vulnerable bird can be observed at close range, wandering freely in a protected natural environment. From just two breeding pairs in 1982, the penguin colony has grown to about 3,000 birds in recent years. Enjoy your time in Boulders beach. Thereafter we enjoy a short stop at the naval port of Simon's Town. Naval Base Simon's Town is the South African Navy's largest naval base, situated at Simon's Town, near Cape Town. The base provides support functions to Fleet Command. Here we know about the legend of “Able Seaman Just Nuisance” the Great Dane Dog that was inducted in Royal Navy. After hot Indian/ local dinner you will return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in Cape Milner 4* or similar Cape Town.

  • 9

    Day

    CAPE TOWN

    After continental breakfast free for leisure and shopping. Later check out hotel and you will transfer to Cape Town International Airport for your return flight back to home. After emigration and customs formalities Qatar Airways Flight QR 1370 departs from Cape Town to Doha at 12.40 hrs and arrive Doha International airport at 23.55 hrs.

  • 10

    Day

    DOHA – KOCHI

    Free time for shopping in Doha airport. Later connect Qatar Airways Flight QR 1370 to Kochi at 02.15 hrs and arrive Kochi International airport at 09.40 hrs with sweet memories of Fortune Tour’s South Africa Tour.

Inclusions

  • Return Air ticket in Qatar Airways
  • Ingle entry South African Visa
  • Accommodation in Premium 4/5 Star hotels on twin/ Double share basis.
  • Continental breakfast, Local/ Indian Lunch and Dinner.
  •  Internal Flight from George to Johannesburg.
  • AC Deluxe Coaches
  • 1 bottle drinking water per person per day.
  • Tips to the Driver and Guide
  • Medical Insurance up to 70 yrs.
  • All sightseeing, entrance fees, transfers  as mentioned above.
  • Tour Escorts from Fortune Tours
  • Service tax

Exclusions

    • Expenses of additional / optional tours.
    • Any expenses of personal nature such as laundry expenses, wines, mineral water, Porterage charges, food and drink not in the regular menu, mini bar, telephone calls etc. 
    • Food and drink not forming the part of group Menus
    • Cost of Airport transfers of the guests and additional airport transfers if any
    • Any Increase in the fuel surcharge or any kind of taxes levied by the respective government or statutory bodies.
    • Any extra expenses incurred for changing the route due to any unforeseen circumstances, forced majeure instances, natural calamities, political disturbances, flight delays, strikes etc.
    • Extra cost incurred due to illness, accident, hospitalization or any Individual unforeseen cost incurring incidence.
    • Any private transfers taken to move from one place to another instead of coach.
    • Any add-on sightseeing/ sightseeing done twice /activities along with transfers if done other than mentioned in the tour program.
    • Anything not specifically mentioned in 'Your Tour Cost  Includes Column'

Extra Usage of Vehicle And Which is Not Include in this Package.

Package Cost and Dates

Adult Rate : ₹190800

Child Rate : ₹140400

Next Package Dates : 2019-01-18

Terms & Conditions

The company reserves the right to postpone or cancel any of the tours advertised, without assigning any reason. In that case, money paid by the tour participant will be fully refunded but no compensation claim will be entertained.

Due to certain unavoidable circumstances, the Company reserves the right to change / modify / vary and alter the tour itinerary if it becomes necessary. In such changes, compensations or claiming of refunds by the tourist will not be entertained by the Company for limitation and also for the non- availability of certain services including museums, restaurants, sightseeing shopping etc. even though included in tour itinerary.

For Single passenger, without family, you will share a room either on twin or triple sharing basis (Roll away bed) depending on the booking. If we do not have a single person like you, then you will have to take the single supplement with an additional cost.

The tariff of the tour quoted is calculated as per the rates prevailing at the time of quoting it. The Company reserves the right to change the tariff in the event of modification / alteration / change / variation in the said rates before the date of departure.

Tour tariff is based on departure from Cochin, unless specifically mentioned. Tourists boarding flights at places other than Cochin have to pay the entire airfare difference and bear and pay any other additional expenses including airport transfers, hotel stay etc. on that account.

Tour cost is based on minimum 30 passengers travelling together in the group. If there is a drastic fall in the number, then the offered meal plan, vehicle and other services may change accordingly.

Company takes care to select hotels and book the same on behalf of tourists at convenient locations subject to availability. In case of non-availability of rooms in same hotel, Company has the right to split the accommodation in different hotels. Hotel accommodation is generally provided on Twin sharing basis in standard rooms and the third bed is often a roll-away mattress put in a twin bedded room. Airconditioning, central heating and other facilities are provided by the hotels depending upon various factors including weather / climatic conditions, local systems, tour type, etc.

As a Travel House / Tour Operators, the company does not have any control over Airlines, Railways, Coach Companies, Shipping Companies, Hotels, Local Transport or any other facilities, provided by the third parties. The company is not responsible for the delays or deficiencies in the services provided by outside agencies. Also please note that the company does not have any control on schedules of opening and closing timings of the tourist attractions.

In computerized reservation system of Indian Railways/Airlines, the berths / seats once reserved cannot be changed. Tour participants will have to travel by the same berth/seat as mentioned in the ticket, issued by Indian Railways/Airline.

Tour participants are requested to collect their Railway / Air tickets from the respective offices of Fortune Destination Management, only after making the full payment, from where they have booked their tour. No tickets will be sent by courier.

Any disputes arising in respect of the tour shall be subject to Ernakulam Jurisdiction.

Reservation could be made through mail, fax or phone clearly stating the services required. We take the undertaking process of these reservations and duly confirmed the arrangements. An advance payment is required to secure confirmed booking of your program and balance payment in on commencement of Journey.

Mode of Payment

50%of the total tour cost on booking and balance amount before 7 days of commencement of the journey

Cancellation Policy

Every booking made on Fortune Tours is subject to cancellation charges levied by the airlines, hotels and transport operators. As per the airline policy, some fares are non refundable

Period of Cancellation

Cancellation Charges

Train package

Flight package

More than7 Days before Departure

25% of tour cost

50% Tour Cost

Less than 7 Days and upto 2days  before Departure

50% of tour cost

75% Tour Cost

Less than 2 Days before Departure

100% of Tour cost

100% of Tour Cost


The itinerary can change without notice due to unavoidable circumstances beyond our control such as political unrest, natural calamities, traffic regulations, etc.