An absolute South African experience

    From the bush to the bay, discover the nuances of South Africa

    • Duration

      14 Days

    • Total Destinations

      9

    • Attractions

      14

    • Pkg Id

      0000250

    From the quintessential African safari to driving down one of the world’s most picturesque roads, from the luxurious experiences at Sun City to watching two oceans meet at the Cape of Good Hope, this is your complete South African experience in one package. Discover the wonders of South Africa with Dook.

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    DAY 1
    Arrival – Johannesburg – Suncity (Approx 2.5 Hours Drive)

    • Pickup from Johannesburg International Airport and transfer to the hotel in Sun City. 
    • Check in to one of a luxurious hotel “Sun City Resort” situated in the North West Province of South Africa and day free @ Leisure.
    • Overnight accommodation at the hotel. 

    DAY 2
    Sun City Resort – The Maze of the Lost City

    • Breakfast at the hotel.
    • Pick up from the hotel and transfer for your full day tour 
    • The Maze is reached by crossing a 90m long suspension bridge from the Sun City Entertainment Center. The bridge is, itself, carefully engineered for absolute safety by UNREAL The Company, who operates the world-famous Zip2000 zip slide. 
    •  As you cross the suspension bridge you enjoy splendid views of the Palace of the Lost City, the Bridge of Time and the valley of the waves,Then the path takes you through indigenous bush veld until you come to the entrance of The Maze of the Lost City. 
    • Once you are in the Maze you will find the paths confusing, with many false trails that end in a blank stone wall. You backtrack and try again, only to be frustrated once more. Slowly you work your way through the Maze, sometimes even seeing the exit but unable to get to it. It’s more difficult than it seems! 
    • In the Maze there are small holes where you can view what is just the other side of the wall but so difficult to get to. Otherwise there are those ruined walls, too tall to see over and, unlike hedge mazes, maize mazes and other mazes, impossible to see through or over.
    • Slowly you work your way through the Maze until you reach your destination, the exit and the refreshment area - The Brewers Roof and The Maze Lookout where you can enjoy a cold beer, soft drink, ice cream or light snacks HD live sport and fantastic views of the Sun City resort. 
    • Back to the hotel and overnight stay.
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    DAY 3
    Sun City Resort – Valley of Waves

    • Breakfast at the hotel.
    • Today you will have a another pie of the day when you will reach “Valley Of Waves” 
    • Valley of Waves at Sun City gives you a chance to go from Daily Grind to Unwind in less than two hours.
    • This is where city slickers and urban families find their place in the sun. The legendary Roaring Lagoon at the Valley of Waves is the undisputed main attraction at the Sun City’s famous water park. 
    • Every 90 seconds, bender waves rise two metres in the air. Catch the tide and body-surf to shore. Laze beneath a wind-swept palm, ride and slide your way to more thrills, and amble over to the beach bar where island cocktails and after-swim snacks await.
    • There’s something for everyone at the Valley of Waves. Kids can get their kicks in the designated children’s area while adventure-seekers can take their pick of mild to wild rides. Get your splash on at the Valley of Waves Sun City water park. 
    • Back to the hotel and overnight stay       

    DAY 4
    Sun City to Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth to Knysna

    • Breakfast at the hotel. 
    • Check out from the hotel and drive back to Johannesburg Airport for flight to Port Elizabeth.
    • Arrive at Port Elizabeth airport and pick up for your transfer to Knysna in the Western Cape Province of South Africa.
    • Check in to the hotel and day @ Leisure 
    • Overnight at the hotel      

    DAY 5
    Knysna - Wilderness

    • Breakfast at the hotel. 
    • Today Check out from the hotel and transfer to Thesen Island. 
    • Arrive and the tour departs from the Thesen Island harbor town, right in the center of Knysna, you can shop and get prepared for the trip. 
    • The vessels are boarded by means of a walk-on Jetty, and boats depart and make their way across the Knysna estuary in the direction of the Knysna Heads which is the opening out to sea. 
    • Once out at sea the skipper heads along the coastline towards Brenton on sea and Buffalo Bay, highlighting the incredible coastline, needle caves and shoreline. 
    • You may witness The Knysna coastline’s year-round resident whales which are the Bryde’s & Minke whales, which are spotted throughout the year and then of course we have the "Rock star’s" the migrating Southern Right and Humpback whales, which season spans from around May and June through till late November /December.
    • The shy and endangered Indo-Pacific Humpback dolphin, Bottlenose and Common dolphins, Cape Fur seals, sharks, a variety of beautiful pelagic bird species and much more! 
    • The trip departs from Thesen Island and returns back to Thesen Island and the duration of the trip is approximately 1.5 hours. Next drive to Wilderness and reach in an hour approx. 
    • Check in to the hotel and evening is free to explore by your own. 
    • Overnight at the hotel                    

    DAY 6
    Wilderness - George

    • Breakfast at the hotel.
    • Check-out from the hotel and today we proceed for a full day tour of Wilderness National Park, Wilderness Beach front. 
    • Wilderness National Park is situated in the heart of the Garden Route, South Africa. It is a fascinating combination of rivers, lakes, estuaries and beaches, unfolding against the backdrop or lush forests and imposing mountains. During spring, the area is beautifully blanketed by a kaleidoscope of colourful blossoms, further enhancing its profound beauty. 
    • The beautiful and popular Wilderness National Park is gently nestled between the bustling towns of George and Knysna - both are exceptional tourist destinations on the Garden Route. Here you get a chance to explore activities like Hiking, canoeing, mountain biking, abseiling, fishing, birding, paragliding and many more.
    • On the short drive you will reach Wilderness beach where you can relax on the sand or can take sun bath or enjoy the horse riding on the shore or go for Snorkeling.
    • Fall back and take the balance drive and reach George, which is a city in South Africa’s Western Cape, on a coastal stretch known as the Garden Route. It’s known for its golf courses and the George Museum, which has exhibits on the local timber industry. 
    • Check in and overnight at the hotel.        

    DAY 7
    George - Map of Africa view point

    • Breakfast at the hotel.
    • Today drive till the small village of Wilderness which is situated approximately 15km from George, driving on the N2 highway towards Knysna to reach and explore “MAP OF AFRICA VIEW POINT”. The bright and colourful paragliders, soaring against the open blues skies, make a beautiful picture. 
    • The Map of Africa is a spectacular scene of mountains and forests and also the Wilderness area is known for its vast number of rivers, lagoons and natural lakes, and here you get a clear view of the Kaaimans River Valley. It is amazing how the course of the Kaaimans River has the shape of the African continent and it’s a beautiful sight to capture in your eyes forever as memories. 
    • Next proceed to explore George city which is known as one of the historical city in South Africa. 
    • How about, ending a day with plenty of greeneries, fresh air, and beautiful plants. The Garden Route Botanical Garden (GRBG) is located in George, Western Cape and borders the Outeniqua Nature Reserve. The Garden focuses on plants endemic to the Southern Cape region. It also houses the Southern Cape Herbarium, an Indigenous Nursery, the Getafix Garden Cafe, and the Garden Route Environmental Education Center, which is engaging in the conservation, rehabilitation and protection of the natural environment, including flora, fauna or the biosphere, primarily through the Garden Route Botanical Garden and the Southern Cape Herbarium and by conducting activities that support this objective. 
    • Back to the hotel and overnight stay.               

    DAY 8
    George

    • Breakfast at the hotel.
    • Pickup from the hotel for visit Outeniqua Transport Museum which is one of Transnet Heritage Foundation museums. Situated in the former PX-goods shed in George, the museum opened on 24 September 1998. The museum collection consists of a total of 21 steam locomotives and a total of 22 coaches among other vehicles; also it has few vintage cars preserved for the exhibition to the visitors. 
    • Next you will have a scenic drive to the Outeniqua Pass, is a mountain pass in the Western Cape, South Africa that carries the N9/N12 national road through the Outeniqua Mountains north of George. It connects George and the Garden Route coastal plain with Oudtshoorn and the Little Karoo. It is a modern mountain pass for vehicles, offering beautiful view of George city, waterfalls and the sea. 
    • Back to hotel and overnight stay.           

    DAY 9
    George – Oudtshoorn (Approx 1 Hour 30 Minutes Drive)

    • Breakfast at the hotel.
    • Check out from the hotel and get transferred to the next city Oudtshoorn which is South African town known for its Ostrich farms, the limestone cango caves & Cango Wildlife Ranch.
    • Upon arriving visit The Cango Caves, one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculptured by nature through the ages - fascinating limestone formations in a wide variety of colours and 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 into a thick limestone rock layer. It is situated in the Swartberg Mountains, 30 kilometers north of Oudtshoorn, in South Africa’s Western Cape Province.
    • Next to take a long drive of Swartberg Pass, Scenic driving through UNESCO-listed Groot Swartberg Nature Reserve. Bedazzling red mountain range with sweeping views of the bare plateau, this 44 kilometers mountain pass crosses the UNESCO World Heritage Site Groot Swartberg Nature Reserve between Oudtshoorn Cango Caves and Prince Albert. The unpaved road winds across the foot of an impressive red mountain range offering sweeping views of the Karoo landscape. 
    • Along the first stretch of this scenic road trip ostrich farms and endless rolling pastures make up the scenery, while the road climbs up to 1583 meters. With its spectacular views of the Nature Reserve crossing the bare plateau is a unique experience.
    • You will be surprised how the prevailing red colors of the towering cliffs will be combined with lush fields full of flowers and plants when ascending down on the other side of the mountain, to the picturesque town of Prince Albert.