ULTRA FIVE STAR SOUTH AFRICA

highlights

  • South Africa = Gem Tours.
  • Fly with one of the best Emirates Airlines. 
  • Stay in Sun City 5* Hotel “ SUN CITY PALACE” 
  • 10 Nights stay out of 13 Nights in 5* Accommodation 
  • Valley of waves Included 
  • Visit Bird Aviary or enjoy Optional activities like Jet Ski, Parasailing, Banana ride etc. 
  • Stay at Garden Route’s Most Unique 5* POINT VILLA with Ocean Facing Rooms at Beach and Golf Course. 
  • Enjoy 4.5 Km Long Private beach with stay in Villa of 5000sq Ft 
  • 6 Nights Unlimited Cocktails at Mossel Bay
  • 1 Round of INTRODUCTION TO GOLF 
  • 3 Spa by European Therapist with Jacuzzi and Steam Room
  • Services of Kitchen Caravan for Hot Lunch to Serve 
  • All Meals with 4 Gala Dinner at Hotel 
  • Services OF specialized Certified Chefs preparing Cuisines around the World 
  • Specialized Rajasthani Touch Cuisines made by our Rajasthani Chefs  
  • Stay at SAFARI LODGE with 2 Game Drives 
  • Orientation city tour of Johannesburg 
  • Excursion to Knysna lagoon with Knysna Cruise and Drive to Bungee jumping bridge 
  • Cango Caves Heritage Tour.  
  • Visit Ostrich farm, Crocodile farm&Cheetah Land with Life Time Experience of Cheetah Encounter.
  • Breathtaking HELICOPTER RIDE in Mossel bay. 
  • Stay at Tallest Ultra Luxury 5* THE WESTIN HOTEL in Cape Town  
  • Orientation City tour of Cape town including Table Mountain, Scenic drive through Chapmans Pic 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 TourCape of Good Hope,CapePoint,  Flying Dutchman, Seal Island 
  • Evening Visit to Canal Walk Mall and Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town 
  • Unlimited Aeriated / Mineral Water  
  • Porter Services at Hotel and Domestic Airports 
  • Travel Insurance 
  • VISA Included 
  • GST Included 

HOTEL STAY: 
    • 1 Night accommodation in Hotel Metcourt or similar accommodation in Johannesburg.
    • 1 Night accommodation in 5* Hotel at Sun City in “Sun City PalaceHotel”
    • 3 Night’s accommodation in 5* HotelThe Westinin Cape Town.
    • 1 Night accommodation in Game Lodge with 2 Game Drives.
    • 6 Night’s accommodation in 5* Point Villa in Mossel Bay.
    • 1 Night accommodation in Hotel Metcourt or similar accommodation in Johannesburg.
ENTRANCE INCLUDED IN THIS TOUR:  
Garden Route: Cango caves, Ostrich farm,Crocodile farm& Cheetah Land with Cheetah Encounter.
Cape Town: Table Mountain (If weather permit), Seal Island, Cape point with Flying Dutchman.

Itinerary

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MUMBAI - JOHANNESBURG( DAY 1)
Arrive Johannesburg and after clearing customs and immigration proceed for a Johannesburg city tour. We visit The Gandhi Square where statue of Gandhiji was inaugurated by Mayor in 2003 where a different look of Gandhiji can be seen. Also place where Gandhiji had his office. We also visit Nelson Mandela square. Nelson Mandela is the Father of the Nation and First Democratically elected first President of South Africa. A towering sculpture of South Africa's favorite son holds court over Nelson Mandela Square. One of the largest open public spaces in the country, the Square adjoins the renowned SandtonCity complex. This European styled piazza commemorates heritage and celebrates international style with the warmth of African hospitality Thereafter proceed to check in at our Hotel. Dinner and stay at Johannesburg.
JOHANNESBURG - SUN CITY( DAY 2)
After breakfast proceed to Sun City.A legendary destination designed by dreamers for luxury- seekers. The magnificence of the wildlife landscape is depicted through lions, kudus, birds and beasts of all kinds these are immortalized in status, stones carvings, mosaic illustrations, vaulted ceilings. Suncity offers a myriad of different entertainment and relaxation opportunities, as well as enough attractions and activities to keep everyone busy. Valley of Waves is one of the Major attraction in Sun City also you have an option to Visit Bird Aviary or enjoy Optional activities like Quad biking, Jet Ski, Parasailing, Motor boats, Banana ride etc. Arrive and Check-In at the Hotel. Overnight stay in “Sun City Palace”
SUNCITY– CAPE TOWN ( DAY 3)
After Breakfast Check out and Enjoy Sun City half Day then after Depart from Sun City at 03 0’Clock and proceed to Johannesburg airport to board flight for Cape Town. Arrive Cape TownCape 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. Arrive at Hotel “THE WESTIN” check in and Visit V&A Waterfront via Westin Shuttle every 40 Mins from and to Hotel.Dinner at our Hotel. (Optional can Enjoy the Night Life of Cape Town)
CAPE TOWN( DAY 4)
After breakfast Proceed to “Peninsular Tour” drive through beautiful Ocean Stretch of Cape Town drive to Maiden’s Cove a Picture Perfect Stop where you can have an amazing view of Twelve Apostles then after proceed to Hout Bay where you can experience a Seal Island Cruise a close view to township of Seals then after Proceed Via Scenic Drive called Chapmans Pic one of the Five most Scenic Drive around South Africa towards Cape Point. On way via Simons Town   Visit "Cape Of Good Hope" (South Western Point of the African Continent).On the way back visit Seal Island.Dinner and stay at Cape Town.
CAPE TOWN( DAY 5)
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 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. Dinner and stay at Cape Town.Dinner and Stay at Cape Town.
CAPE TOWN–MOSSEL BAY ( DAY 6)
After Breakfast we check out and proceed towards Mossel Bay. On our way we will Visit 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 then after again we proceed our Journey towards Mossel bay.Arrive Mossel bay check in at the Hotel Overnight at the Hotel. 
MOSSEL BAY– KNYSNA – MOSSEL BAY( DAY 7)
After breakfast we 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 where you can enjoy Board Knysna Cruise on Knysna Lagoon. After a brief picture halt we precede our journey crossing some of the beautiful towns falling by the sea. Overnight Stay is at Mossel Bay.
MOSSEL BAY( DAY 8)
After Breakfast proceed to enjoy other optional Activities such as Helicopter Ride giving us the breathtaking views of the wonderful sea and more than 60 kilometers of beaches, and Optional Activities like Quad Biking Adventure enjoy the ride on a 4 wheeled bike where you can have an experience of lifetime and Speed Boat ride. In the evening we go for star gazing under the beautiful African sky. Overnight Stay is at Mossel Bay.
MOSSEL BAY – OUDTSHOORN – MOSSEL BAY( DAY 9)
After breakfast proceed to Oudtshoorn, which is the ostrich capital of the world. Oudtshroon is a town in the Western Cape province of South Africa, located between the Swartberg Mountains to the north and the Outeniqua mountains to the south.  In between weproceed to Cango caves, Africa's largest show cave system and 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 where you will experience Cheetah Encounter and Crocodile Farm at Cango wildlife ranch. Overnight Stay is at Mossel Bay.
MOSSEL BAY( DAY 10)
After Breakfast we proceed for 1 Round of Introduction to Golf at Golf Estate where you learn from the best golfers on the continent while you practice power on the driving range and accuracy on the Putt –Putt course. Then after proceed for the Breath taking amazing Helicopter Ride where you can experience a helicopter ride with view of African Animals roaming around in Private own farm Overnight at the Hotel        
MOSSEL BAY( DAY 11)
After Breakfast day free to enjoy other Optional Activities like Sky Diving, Speed Boats, then after proceed to Langerberg Mall which one of the biggest mall in Mossel bay where you can have a look to African Trend then after Enjoy Spa at the Hotel. Overnight stay at Mossel Bay.
MOSSEL BAY – GAME DRIVE( DAY 12)
After breakfast check out and we proceed towards Albertinia. Check in at The Game Lodge then after meet at Reception area for your 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. Return back to the Hotel.Overnight Stay in Game Lodge.
GAME DRIVE–JOHANNESBURG( DAY 13)
After Breakfast Check and Proceed towards Airport to Board the Flight for Johannesburg. Arrive Johannesburg and Proceed towards the Hotel. Check in at the Hotel Day free for Leisure where you can Enjoy the Property can swim and Relaxe in the Pool at the Hotel and can enjoy one of the biggest and Famous Casino In Johannesburg. Overnight at the Hotel.
JOHANNESBURG – HOME BOUND ( DAY 14)
After Breakfast check out and Proceed towards Airport arrive at the International Terminals to Board the Flight For your Home Destination 

Group Tours

passport & visa information

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 yet.
  • 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 Visas:

  • Visa 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.
  • Passengers 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)
  • South 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.
  • Please 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


FAQ's and other information

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 the country. 

 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 Texas. 
·         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. 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.  

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 Africa?
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 traveller. 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 Visa.  

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 electricity.  

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

Sockets & plugs

South Africa uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C, Type D, Type M and Type N.

TYPE C
TYPE D
TYPE M
TYPE N