This vast country is undoubtedly one of the most culturally and geographically diverse places on earth. Fondly known by locals as the 'Rainbow Nation', South Africa has 11 official languages and its multicultural inhabitants are influenced by a fascinating mix of cultures. Discover the gourmet restaurants, impressive art scene, vibrant nightlife and beautiful beaches of Cape Town; enjoy a local braai (barbecue) in the Soweto township; browse the bustling Indian markets in Durban; or sample some of the world’s finest wines at the myriad wine estates dotting the Cape Winelands. Some historical attractions to explore include the Zululand battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal, the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg and Robben Island, just off the coast of Cape Town.
Above all else, its remarkably untamed wilderness with its astonishing range of wildlife roaming freely across massive unfenced game reserves such as the world-famous Kruger National Park. With all of this variety on offer, it is little wonder that South Africa has fast become Africa’s most popular tourist destination.
DAY 1 - Manila / Johannesburg / Pilanesberg
Arrive Johannesburg. Transfer to Pilanesberg. Along the way, proceed to Pretoria Orientation City Tour and stop at the Union Buildings. On arrival, lunch at the lodge and go for late afternoon game drive. Return to the lodge for dinner.
DAY 2 - Pilanesberg
Early morning game drive and have breakfast at the lodge. Enjoy some leisure time before having lunch and proceed to afternoon game drive. Return to the lodge for dinner.
DAY 3 - Pilanesberg / Cape Town
Early morning game drive and have breakfast at the lodge. Transfer to Johannesburg Airport for scheduled flight to Cape Town. On arrival in Cape Town meet local representative and transfer to hotel. Dinner at Gold Restaurant.
DAY 4 - Cape Town
Breakfast at hotel. Morning half day Cape Town City and Table Mountain tour. Take a ride up the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway (if weather permits). Tour of the 'Mother City' includes a drive past Houses of Parliament, City Hall, Cape Castle and SlaveLodge, the Bo-Kaap Cape Malay District and the Green Market Square. Transfer to Franschhoek and visit Spice Route, have lunch at one of the restaurants (own account). Afterwards visit Fairview for a cheese and wine tasting. Return to Cape Town.
DAY 5 - Cape Town
Breakfast at hotel. Enjoy a full day tour of Cape Peninsula. Transfer to Hout Bay and enjoy a half hour cruise to Seal Island. Then continue on to Cape Point and reach the Cape of Good Hope, where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet. Afternoon visit to the Penguins at Boulders Beach. Lobster lunch at a local restaurant included.
DAY 6 - Cape Town / Manila
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport for flight back to Manila.