South African Delight- 09 Days/08 Nights





Day1- Begin Your Tour | Arrive Cape Town
Welcome to your Merair Travel & Tours 'South African Adventure' tour! Your Merair Travel & Tours representative greets you at the 'meeting point' at the exit after immigration and customs and transfers you comfortably to your hotel (check in after 1400 hrs). The rest of the evening is free to explore the city on your own. (D)

Day2-In Cape Town | Orientation Tour, Including Table Mountain
Today, after a hearty breakfast, take an orientation tour of Cape Town. Visit Bo-Kaap, the Malay Quarter, so full of atmosphere with its narrow cobblestone streets, mosques notable for their distinctive architectural style and houses that date back more than two centuries. Continue to Signal Hill, winding uphill to Lion's Head past the domed 'kramat' (tomb) of a revered Muslim saint. Drive to the unforgettable Table Mountain, taking a cable car to the top (weather permitting) for sweeping views of the city of Cape Town, 'the fairest Cape in the whole circumference of the world'. Descend from Upper cableway station and drive to the Houses of Parliament and Company Gardens. Finally, call it a day with a visit to the much talked about Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Later drive back to the hotel. (B, D)
Day3-In Cape Town | Guided Cape Peninsula Tour
Today is for fun and adventure, as you proceed on a full day guided Cape Peninsula tour. First, we drive down to Hout Bay, a picturesque fishing village renowned for its arts and crafts, and for being the centre of the Snoek (fish) industry. Next, cruise to Seal Island (weather permitting) to see the several thousand Cape Fur Seals that inhabit the area alongside the rare Black Cormorant. Then, visit Cape Point, the most southwesterly point of Africa. On the return, stop at Boulder's Beach, where a thriving colony of 700 jackass penguins will win you over with their charm. Finally, we visit Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, regarded as one of the best seven botanical gardens in the world. (B, D)
Day4-Onto Oudtshoorn | Ostrich Farm
Today, travel via Du Toitskloof Pass to Worcester. Continue through the Klein Karoo to Oudtshoorn, the 'Ostrich capital'. Visit an Ostrich Farm at Oudtshoorn for the ultimate Ostrich experience. Witness the various stages of an Ostrich's life - from incubation to adulthood. If you have the courage, you can even ride a full-grown ostrich. (B, D)
Day5-Onto Knysna | Ostrich Farm | Guided Tour Cango Caves
Today, take a tour of the Cango Caves with its mesmerizing stalagmite and stalactite formations. Next, see the famous Cheetah and the Crocodile Park at the Cango Wildlife Ranch. Continue onto the quaint town of Knysna, known as the 'Oyster Capital,' nestled on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route. Mellow down with a sundowner cruise on the lagoon. (B, D)
Day6-Fly to Johannesburg | Onto Sun City
Early this morning, drive to George and board your flight to Johannesburg. Arrive in Johannesburg and drive to the enticing and vibrant Sun City Resort. Deep in the heart of the bushveld, at the heart of an ancient volcano, lies sensational Sun City. For the rest of the evening enjoy the wide array of fantastic entertainment on offer. (B, D)
Day7-In Sun City | Optional Pilanesberg National Park
Today the entire day is free to enjoy the wonders of the 'Lost City' on your own. Choose from a plethora of activities - explore the video arcades, cinema complex, gaming rooms or spend quality time shopping for attractive souvenirs. Alternately, take our optional game drive into the nearby Pilanesberg National Park, home to the 'Big Five' (lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard) as well as giraffe, zebra and a variety of antelope. (B, D)
Day8-Onto Johannesburg | Guided Gold Reef City Tour
This morning, depart for Johannesburg. On arrival, proceed on an exciting guided tour of Gold Reef City, an operational gold mine turned into a theme park. Absorb the atmosphere of the early 1900's and gather precious nuggets of information about the history of the mineral that built this city. The Gold Reef City tour includes a visit to the underground workings of a gold mine on level 5, seeing the molten metal being poured into a mould to form a bar of gold, followed by the thrilling Siyagida African Dancers in molten action. Watch how coins were pressed in the early days of Johannesburg. Have your photo taken in period costumes, down a pint at the saloon or amble through the animal farm. (B, D)
Day9-Homeward Bound
Good times need never end! As you get ready for the airport and your flight back home, relive the high points of your Merair Travel & Tours South African Adventure tour. We are confident you will join us again, sometime soon… (B either in the hotel or on board the flight)