1 Night accommodation in Hotel Sun City Palace
or similar accommodation in Sun City.
1 Night accommodation in Hotel King Edward or
similar accommodation in Port Elizabeth.
4 Night’s accommodation in Hotel Diaz
Strand or similar accommodation in Mossel Bay.
1 Night accommodation at Garden Route Game Lodge
or similar accommodation in Game Lodge.
2 Night’s accommodation in Hotel Westin
or similar accommodation in Cape Town.
1 Night accommodation in Hotel Metcourt or
similar accommodation in Johannesburg.
(If Game Lodge is not available then we will
give that 01 night stay in Mossel Bay)
Sightseeing, transfers and
Trip to Suncity (You have an option to Visit
Bird Aviary or enjoy Optional activities like Jet Ski, Parasailing, Banana ride
etc). Valley Of Waves included.
Orientation city tour of Port Elizabeth.
Excursion to Knysna lagoon,
Bunjee jumping bridge
En route Mossel Bay, Tsisikama
national park and George.
Game Drive at Game Lodge.
Orientation City tour of Cape
town including Table Mountain, Scenic drive through Clifton and sea point,
Green Market square, walk though the company gardens, House of Parliament, the
city wall, the castle and slave lodge at Cape town
Full day Cape Peninsular Tour –
Cape of Good Hope, Flying Dutchman, Seal Island.
Evening Visit to Canal Walk
Mall and Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town.
Orientation city tour of
Entrance included in this
tour: Garden Route: Cango caves, Ostrich farm,
Cheetah Land & crocodile farm. Cape Town: Table Mountain (If weather
permit), Seal Island, Cape point with Flying Dutchman. Meals and Service of Indian
chef and Escort:
10 breakfast, 09 lunches and 09
dinners as per preset menu (No Meals at Suncity).
Lunch and Dinner will be prepared by
our own Indian chef. (Pure Jain meal available)
MUMBAI – JOHANNESBURG - SUN CITY
Arrive Johannesburg and after clearing customs and immigration we proceed towards Sun City. Arrive
Sun city and Check into the hotel. Sun
City offers a myriad of different entertainment and relaxation opportunities,
as well as enough attractions and activities to keep everyone busy. You have an
option to Visit Bird Aviary or enjoy Optional activities like Quad biking, Jet
Ski, Parasailing, Motor boats, Banana ride etc. Evening stay at Suncity
SUN CITY – JOHANNESBURG – PORT ELIZABETH
We check out from the hotel
and after lunch we proceed to Johannesburg airport to board a late evening flight
for Port Elizabeth. We arrive at Port Elizabeth and proceeds to City Tour. We Visit the famous
summer strand beach. Later we visit boardwalk casino and entertainment
complex. Dinner and stay at Port Elizabeth
PORT ELIZABETH – KNYSNA – MOSSEL BAY
After breakfast we check out and proceed for a day
excursion of Knysna, on the way we take our halt at Bloukrans Bridge located in
the Tsitsikamma region for Bungee
Jumping (optional). Bloukrans Bridge is the site of the world‘s highest
commercial bungee jumping. Thereafter we proceed to take our halt at Knysna - is a town in the heart of
South Africa's beautiful Garden Route just East of Cape Town. Knysna lies
nestled in between the Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean. After a brief
picture halt we precede our journey crossing some of the beautiful towns
falling by the sea. Dinner and stay at Mossel Bay.
In the morning we proceed
for a lighthouse hike. Thereafter we go for a long walk along the Indian ocean
in the ocean trail. You come back and proceed for breakfast. After breakfast
you proceed for optional activities
such as Helicopter Ride giving us
the breathtaking views and later proceed to have a “walk with Lions - the king of the jungle the Majestic Beasts”. The
other half of the group relaxes at the hotel and morning would be free to enjoy
by self. Dinner and stay at Mossel Bay
MOSSEL BAY – OUDTSHOORN – MOSSEL BAY
After breakfast proceeds to Cango caves, one of the world's
great wonders, to experience the fusion of fantasy with natural beauty in the
world's finest stalactite caves. Thereafter proceed to Ostrich Farm to avail
the ever had opportunity to stand on top of an ostrich egg. Later on we visit
Cheetah Land and Crocodile Farm at Cango wildlife ranch. Dinner and stay at
After breakfast we
proceed to have your day free to enjoy the optional activities such as
Sky Diving, Quad Biking Adventure – enjoy the ride on a 4
wheeled bike where you can have an experience of lifetime and Speed Boat ride.
Later we go to the langerburg mall
MOSSEL BAY - GAME LODGE
After breakfast we proceed towards Game
Lodge. Check into game lodge and go for a thrilling open vehicle safari.
African safari will give you a chance to come across the big 5 of the continent
which includes Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Wild Buffalo and African Rhino.
Dinner and stay at Game Lodge. (Meals: B,L,D)
GAME LODGE – CAPE TOWN
After enjoying your breakfast we check out from the
hotel and proceed towards Cape Town.
This is South Africa’s most beautiful city, blessed with good climate, natural
setting, and well-developed infrastructure. Also known as “The Mother city” it is the second most populous city in South
Africa after Johannesburg. We arrive and check in at our Hotel. Then we proceed
to Canal Walk. Canal Walk is the
Third Largest shopping complex in Africa. The shopping Centre hosts over 400
stores, 7000 parking bays, numerous restaurants, 20 cinemas plus a game
arcade.Dinner and stay at Cape Town
After enjoying your breakfast proceed to
drive up to the cable car station, for a cable car ride up Table mountain (if weather permits), South Africa's premiere
tourist attraction. The exhilarating assent of Table Mountain provides
breathtaking views over the city and its beaches. The Panorama Stretches from
Table Bay to False Bay and around the mountain to the Hout bay valley. Later proceed
to Cape Point. Visit "Cape Of Good Hope" (South
Western Point of the African Continent). On the way back visit Seal Island. Evening we proceed to V&A Waterfront. Dinner and stay at
CAPE TOWN– JOHANNESBURG
After breakfast at the Hotel we check out and we
proceed for an Orientation City Tour
visiting Green Market Square, District
6, Company Gardens,Houses of Parliament, the Castle, signal hill, sea point,
water front, Malay Quarters and downtown business district and Clifton on the
way to Hout Bay. Later proceed to Cape Town Airport to board flight to
Johannesburg. Arrive Johannesburg and Thereafter proceed to check in at our
Hotel. Dinner and stay at Johannesburg
JOHANNESBURG – HOME BOUND
After breakfast we proceed towards proceed for a city
tour. We visit The Gandhi Square where Gandhiji had his office. We also visit
Nelson Mandelasquare. Johannesburg airport to board flight for your home bound.
We trust that you enjoyed your Vacation. Please do give us your valuable
TOUR COST INCLUDES:
All accommodation in 3/4 star hotels on Bed & Breakfast.
All transport and Sightseeing by deluxe vehicle
In South Africa.
All sightseeing as per the itinerary with
Lunch & dinner prepared by our own chef or at
Services of Indian tour manager in South Africa.
Main and Internal Airfare on Economy class.
Visa, GST 5% and Tips
TOUR COST DOES NOT INCLUDES:
All expenses of personal nature like Travel Insurance, mineral water, laundry charges, telephone
charges, food and drinks not forming part of the group menus and optional
Any items not specifically mentioned in “tour cost includes”.
No of Days
35 Days or more prior to the date of departure
34 – 25 Days
25 % of Tour Cost
24 – 15 Days
50 % of Tour Cost
14 – 10 Days
75 % of Tour Cost
10 days of less prior to the date of departure
100 % of Tour Cost
Note: In case of Cancellation you would be provided Credit note after cancellation charges which can be utilized in any International Tour within the period of 1 year.
Visa requirements: (Consulate takes minimum
30 working days)
Passport, (valid for at least
30 days after the intended stay/departure date from South Africa; at least
three unused/blank visa pages)
Proof of financial (Last 03
month’s bank statement updated till date of submission, minimum balance Rs
1,00,000 per person, signed and stamped by the bank).
NOC for leave from employer
clearly mentioning the name, passport number of applicant(s) and duration of
visit. Letter must have the physical address, as well as contact details of
authorised signature’s name, designation and signature.
Bonafide Certificate of
school/college for students.
Notarized letter of consent for
minors (below 18 years of age) travelling alone or with one of the parents, and
a full birth certificate in English (Notarized copy of the same translated in
english required if the same is in regional language)
Three recent (not older than 30
days/1 month) passport size, (35mm x 45mm of the picture)photographs
§ Marriage certificate if married
2 engagement photos, fiancee's parent’s id copies and No Objection Certificate from the parents if not married
Original covering letter signed
by the applicant stating the name, passport number of applicant(s) and duration
of visit. Letter must have the physical address, as well as contact details of
authorized signature’s name, designation and signature (should clearly mention
who will bear the expenses of the trip).
Important Notes related to
Issuance is sole responsibility of South Africa Consulate; Gem Tours and
Travels Pvt Ltd is not responsible for any rejection/refusal or delay in visa.
have to pay for the date change penalty along with the fare difference for
shifting to next departure due to delay of the Visa from the South African
Consulate (Kindly check with respective Sales Person for the same)
African consulate are very much particular about passengers signature, if
passengers signature does not match with passport, they may call for
personal appearance at the South African Consulate, Mumbai.
note that this is not an exhaustive list. If necessary, you may be requested to
bring additional documents or to appear for a personal interview as per the
details received from the Consular General of South Africa
Where is South Africa located?South Africa is located on the southern tip of Africa and is bordered by
the Atlantic Ocean on the west and the Indian Ocean on the south and east. Its
neighbouring countries are Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and
Swaziland. The Kingdom of Lesotho is situated in the eastern central plain of
How big is the area of South Africa?
South Africa's total land area is 1 219 912 sq km (471,011 sq mi). The
country is five times larger than Great Britain and three times the size of
Cape Town - 2,499 square kilometres ·
Johannesburg - 1,644 square kilometres ·
Durban - 2,292 square kilometres ·
Kruger National Park - 18,989 square kilometres What is the Country Dialing Code of South
Africa? The South Africa
country dialing code is 27. Long distance calls can be made in South Africa
using the correct country code. Many hotels, lodges and guest houses offer
direct dialing facilities. If you are not able to connect, a staff member will
surely be available to help.
telephones are coin operated and require a minimum of 80c a local call, more
for international calls. It is also worth purchasing a phone card for
international calls, available from post offices and news agencies and units
range from R20, R50, R100 and R200.
Can I use my Cell/Mobile Phone in South Africa?
South Africa has 4 world class mobile phone operators, namely Vodacom-
the biggest and most popular - MTN, Cell C and Virgin Mobile. Sim cards can be
purchased almost anywhere and can be as little as R3. Pay-as-you-go airtime is
recommended for tourists.
How big is the Population?
South Africa is a diverse country filled with a myriad of traditional
origins, languages and beliefs, and is home to over 47 million people from all
walks of life. The population of South Africa is divided into four ethnic
groups, black Africans, whites, coloureds and Asians.
The Black Africans make up the majority of the population, which accounts
for 76% of the entire countries population. Whites account for 13%, coloureds
(mixed White and Black descent) make up for 9% and Asian account for 3%.
When is the best time to visit for my holiday to South
South Africa is a year round holiday destination, but it all depends on
what kind of experience you are looking for. Different activities are better
suited to different seasons.
For the best game watching, visit during a South African spring (August -
October), Whale watching from mid June to the end of October and for diving and
surfing, April to September. The beaches of Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and
Durban are great and best visited in the peak of summer (November - February),
but are often overcrowded.
What currency do I need for my South Africa holiday?
The unit of currency is the South African Rand, denoted by the symbol R.
One hundred cents makes up one Rand (R1). Coins are available in denominations
of 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c, R1, R2 and R5, and notes in denominations of R10, R20,
R50, R100 and R200.
The Rand is weaker than the Pound and Dollar, making a visit to South
Africa highly affordable by international standards. Accommodation, eating out
and shopping in South Africa offers great value for money to the international
Your foreign currency can be exchanged at most local banks and Bureaux de
Change. There are many banks and ATM's all around South Africa, including
airports, petrol stations and malls.
Please Note: In South Africa you cannot purchase fuel (petrol)
with a credit card. Many locals possess a special 'petrol card' that can only
be used at filling stations. You can, however, pay toll with MasterCard or
What are the Bank Opening Hours?
Operating hours for banks are 09:00am - 15:30pm on Mondays to Fridays,
and 08:30am - 11:00am on Saturdays. Banks are closed on Sundays and public
holidays. Credit cards are widely accepted, including American Express, Diners
Club, MasterCard and Visa.
How much should I Tip?
In South Africa it is customary to tip for good service. Porters usually
receive R5 per item; taxis receive 10% of the bill, and waiters and waitresses
in restaurants 10-15%.
In South African restaurants the service charge is not included in the
total bill. At petrol stations, petrol attendants will fill your car and offer
to clean your windscreen and check your oil and water, therefore a tip of about
R2 will be appreciated.
In parking areas, official and unofficial parking attendants may offer to
help you park your car and watch it while you are away. Again, whatever small
change you may have will be appreciated.
What kind of clothes do I need to pack?
South Africa is generally a very casual country, with warm, windy days
and chilly nights. Denims, t-shits and skirts are fine for during the day. In
summer, the day's range from pleasant, to very hot and evenings are balmy. In
some areas of South Africa, winter is wet and windy during the day, while in
other areas it is dry, hot and humid.
Winter nights are, however, always cold. Formal to semi-formal attire is
worn to work, upper-class restaurants and clubs. Casual wear is accepted at
most restaurants, pubs and bars. The majority of clubs do not accept guests in
running shoes. Bathing suits - full or two pieces - are for the beach.
School uniform is worn at all schools in South Africa. In general, South
Africa is very fashion conscious, especially in the big cities - Cape Town,
Johannesburg and Durban. Jeans, shirts, sneakers, sandals, blouses, pants and
skirts are all regarded as appropriate everyday wear.
What are the Visa and Passport Requirements?
Entry is relatively straightforward to the majority of foreigners
travelling to South Africa. Travellers from certain parts of the world,
including Scandinavia, the USA and most European countries do not need to apply
for a visa.
Upon arrival in South Africa, travellers from either of these countries
are given a free entry permit sticker with details of how long they may stay in
the country. This permit is usually valid for a maximum of 90 days.
Foreign nationals from other countries offer this service, but for a
maximum of 30 days. If you wish to stay longer than 90 days, they will then
need to apply for a visa.
What is the Country Dialing Code of South Africa?
The South Africa country dialing code is 27. Long distance calls can be
made in South Africa using the correct country code. Many hotels, lodges and
guest houses offer direct dialing facilities. If you are not able to connect, a
staff member will surely be available to help.
Blue public telephones are coin operated and require a minimum of 80c a
local call, more for international calls. It is also worth purchasing a phone
card for international calls, available from post offices and news agencies and
units range from R20, R50, R100 and R200.
What plugs and power voltage is used in South Africa?
Electricity in South Africa runs on 220/230V, 50Hz AC and the sockets are
adapted to take round or flat pinned plugs. Most hotel rooms have sockets for
110V electric razors. Plugs have 3 round pins, with some plugs having 2 smaller
pins. Adaptors can be purchased but may be in short supply. Please keep in mind
that for the sake of authenticity, some bush camps may not even have
Top 10 Things on South African Holidays·
Safari in the Kruger National Park ·
Cable car on Table Mountain ·
Whale watching in Hermanus ·
Traveling the Garden Route ·
Exploring the Cape Winelands and wine tasting ·
Cape Town beaches ·
Tee off at world class South African golf courses ·
Adventure sports - bungee jumping, abseiling, shark cage diving ·
Township tours and cultural excursions - Soweto ·
Surfing at Jeffrey's Bay