A nomad’s nightmare – SOUTH AFRICA – Mission Africa #2
Do you have a few days off and have been thinking about a getaway? Do you like adventures? You may be interested in reading more about this itinerary. We propose you a 9 days getaway in South Africa where you will be able to visit its National Parks and make a multitude of photographic safaris along the way. You will visit incredible places such as Johannesburg, Mpumalanga, the Kruger Area, Pretoria or Cape Town. It is a trip designed for those who want adventure and, at the same time, rest in totally different environments from what they are used to. You will have 3 options at your disposal to choose the places to stay during the different days, so don’t think twice and get informed!
After breakfast, we will be transferred back to Johannesburg. On the way, we will be able to enjoy the fabulous views of Pretoria, one of the most important cities in the country. Upon arrival in Johannesburg, we will drive to the airport for a flight to Cape Town. Upon arrival in Cape Town, we will be driven to the Lady Hamilton Hotel (option A) – Park Inn/HollowOnThe Square (option B) – Hilton (option C).
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If you can’t wait any longer and want to make this itinerary to South Africa a reality, you don’t have to, since it is possible and easy to travel. The country has been open to tourism for a few months now and restrictions are minimal.
Moreover, as we will tell you throughout this article, the requirements for travel to South Africa now in 2022 are very easy to meet. Both vaccinated and unvaccinated travelers against the coronavirus can enter the African nation.
What will you find if you travel to South Africa now? A climate of normality. On June 23, all pandemic-related measures were lifted. In fact, it is not even necessary to wear masks indoors.
South Africa promises you a thousand adventures, which is why IATI Backpacker is the best insurance for this trip. Not only does it cover you for a silly accident like a sprained ankle while walking around Cape Town, but you’ll also be protected while doing adventure sports like diving with the great white shark or hiking in search of animals in the Kruger Park.
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Johannesburg is the largest and most populous city in South Africa, capital of the richest province of the country, Gauteng. It is also known for the wide range of cultural activities that can be performed, such as visiting the Apartheid museums, the Constitution Hill Human Rights, Nelson Mandela’s house and the Crown Mine Shaft.
Today we will return by road to Johannesburg for a panoramic tour of Pretoria, where we will see the most outstanding monuments such as Church Square and the Union Building, the seat of government.
We will have the day at leisure to enjoy it as we wish. We recommend booking with the travel agent an optional full day tour of the peninsula, where we can see the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point. We will also enjoy a coastal walk through Clifton & Camps Bay and a panoramic tour of Chapman’s peak.
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Day 2, WEDNESDAY, Cape TownArrival at Cape Town International Airport, where we will be met by an English-speaking representative who will transfer us to the hotel. Check in and accommodation. In the afternoon, an English-speaking representative will explain the itinerary for the next few days. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the Cape Manor Hotel 4* and dinner.
Day 3, THURSDAY, Cape TownBreakfast. After breakfast, an English-speaking guide will take you on a full-day tour of the Cape Peninsula. During the tour you will visit Kirstenbosch, which is the largest botanical garden in South Africa. You will also visit Cape Point. This is a 60 km long peninsular mountain range, where you will find the nature reserve that has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Return to the hotel. Overnight at the 4* Cape Manor Hotel and dinner.
Day 4, FRIDAY, Cape TownBreakfast. Free day at your disposal for activities at your leisure, or just relax and enjoy the hotel facilities. Overnight at the 4* Cape Manor Hotel and dinner. We recommend a stroll through the Malay Quarter, known for its brightly colored houses. You can also take the cable car that will take you to the top of Table Mountain, one of the most curious natural formations in existence. You can also stroll along the Victoria & Albert Pier, which has been transformed from a port area to a tourist, cultural, leisure and business center. It has numerous cafes and restaurants. It is also recommended to visit “Company Gardens”, built by order of Commander Van Riebeek, to provide fruit and vegetables to ships calling at the area. Today they house St. George’s Cathedral, the Houses of Parliament, the South African National Gallery, the South African Museum and the Planetarium. Arrival at the hotel, accommodation and dinner.