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10 unforgettable days with 1 easy click. Uncover the best of South Africa and discover the must-sees in and around Cape Town, the Cape Winelands, Cape Point and the country’s famous Garden Route on an intimate, small-group tour with the flexibility to add optional activities to take your African adventure to the next level.

Planning the trip-of-a-lifetime can be super stressful. You can research for hours, but you never quite know what you're going to get on the other side. For absolute peace of mind, nothing beats the expertise and insider knowledge of locals who live it every single day. 

Cape Town injects a touch of Euro-chic to Africa and is a melting pot of art and history, street food and haute cuisine, imposing landscapes and pretty sandscapes, adrenaline adventure options and scenic hiking trails. We’ll help you get the most out of your time in the Mother City, tailoring activities to suit your taste and budget.

One day you’ll unearth the beauty of the Cape Winelands and their rich bounty of bold reds, delicate white wines and artisan produce and the next you’ll scout the southwestern tip of Africa along the jagged Cape Peninsula. And, of course, no visit to the Mother City is complete without a trip to the top of Table Mountain, one of the Seven Wonders of Nature.

In stark contrast to the bright city lights, the five-day, fully-guided Garden Route leg embraces all things wild and wonderful. Meander through many uniquely-different national parks with the chance to spot some of Africa’s Big Five - not to mention the Marine Five, Ugly Five and the Small Five if you’re lucky. Hold onto your hats as you safari through the densest population of wild elephants on the planet at Addo Elephant National Park and descend more than 100 metres below the surface through a primordial cave network laden with exquisite limestone formations.

Foodies will indulge in a drop or two on the longest wine route in the world; adventure seekers can bungy from the planet’s highest commercial bridge jump or zipline over waterfalls or surf top-rated, toe-curling waves at the famous Jeffreys Bay. There’s bird-watching for nature lovers, time out at the picturesque and placid Knysna Lagoon and plenty of ‘me’ time to make your trip uniquely yours. 

On top of it all, an on-call concierge service is available to arrange extra activity bookings as you need them. This will come in handy on your unguided days in Cape Town to make sure your trip is as unique as you want it to be. It's as easy as hitting that book now button, South Africa is calling.


Cape Town Region

Cape Town Region

Why You'll Love It

  • Head out on a 4x4 safari in search of some of elephants and wildlife at Addo Elephant National Park.

  • Experience a rush like no other if you dare to jump from one of the world’s highest bridge bungy spots.

  • Soak in the picture-perfect views of Knysna lagoon's tranquil blue waters from atop a sandstone cliff.

  • Zipline through dramatic scenery and over waterfalls in the Tsitsikamma forest.

  • Walk along shaded footpaths and over suspention bridges in the lush Tsitsikamma forest.

  • Get beak to beak with the world’s biggest bird at an ostrich farm.

  • Learn to surf or hang ten on the world famous Supertubes in Jeffreys Bay.

  • Head deep underground to the illuminated wonder world of the Cango Caves.

  • Observe orphaned African elephants at Buffelsdrift as they roam freely in their natural habitat.

  • Roadtrip along Route 62's semi-desert country plains with quirky pitstops along the way.

  • Cruise to a colony of Cape Fur seals as these clumsy creatures laze about.

  • Explore the cultural haven of the bustling Hout Bay harbour. 

  • Prepare for unparalleled views as you drive along Chapman's Peak.

  • See wild Atlantic waves crash at the southwestern most point of Africa.

  • Meet adorable African penguins at Boulders Beach if you enter the nature reserve.

  • Spot some of Africa's Big Five on a 4x4 safari at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve.

  • Chill out with some beach time or shopping in the surf town of Jefferys Bay.

  • Glide up the aerial cableway to see Cape Town from atop the iconic Table Mountain.

  • Explore the Cape's iconic V&A Waterfront surrounded by a cacophony of local sights, sounds and tastes.

  • Hop on and off at Cape Town's hotspots with a City Sightseeing bus pass.

  • Explore the dusty roads of Addo in the tour vehicle, searching for wild elephant herds and other wildlife.

  • Horse ride along white sandy shores of a secluded beach near Jbay. 

  • Wine tasting on the world's longest wine route; Route 62.

  • Sail along the Cape Town Atlantic coastline for the best views of the city and Table Mountain.

  • Feel the heartbeat of Africa with an interactive djembe drumming session and African dining-safari at the Cape's famous Gold Restaurant.

Itinerary guideline

This combo tour package consists of more than one tour as well as unguided days in Cape Town. The itinerary may need to run in reverse or a different order based on season and availability of activities or accommodation. Guides and/or transport will change per tour.
Cape Town Region

Usually you'll have 1 or 2 days of orientation in Cape Town - subject to your departure date selected.

Start with a pick-up from Cape Town International Airport or your Cape Town region accommodation with an included airport or welcome transfer service.

* This combo tour package may run in a different order & transport or guides may change for different portions of your trip. You may either start by staying in the Cape, travelling to the Winelands or Cape Point or the Garden Route - subject to your start day. If your journey start by exploring Cape Town, this is the itinerary guideline that follows >  There’s nothing quite like that pre-vacation high. A combination of relief that you’ve escaped your every day and nervous excitement for the new things to come.

Today is really a free (unguided) day for you to acclimatise, to cast off any weariness from your journey and to get your bearings in South Africa’s Mother City. It’s a town known for its vibrant foodie culture, so bon vivants will be in their element along Long and Bree Streets in the CBD. And, in South Africa, no sundowner is complete without a colourful sunset. Camps Bay, an easy Uber ride from the centre of town, is one of the best spots to soak up the view, as is one of the many bars such as the elegant Leopard Bar at The Twelve Apostles Hotel.

Of course, if you’re keen to start adventuring straight away, a wide variety of activities can be pre-arranged. Imagine an optional heli-flip or paragliding outing over Cape Town; shopping orexploring the V&A waterfront or Silo district.. There's so much to see and do, from horse riding to shark cage diving, so if you have any spontaneous requests, just ask.

Please note that your arrival time in Cape Town today will determine the activities that can be done. During the booking process you can inform us what you have in mind for the day (we will suggest activities too) to ensure that it is booked in advance. As this day is at your leisure, all transport except for the airport transfer service will be at your own expense.


Day 2:

Today is another free (unguided) day in Cape Town with many options to choose from; why not use your included hop-on hop-off bus day pass or your Table Mountain Cableway ticket.*

Table Mountain tries her best to capture the lion’s share of attention in and around Africa’s Mother City – and does a pretty fine job of it too – but the beaches, winelands and cosmopolitan chicness all stand in firm competition.

A great way to visit the top attractions and make the most out of a short stay is to hop on Cape Town’s bright-red, open-topped buses. Let the driver’s do the hard work managing traffic and parking, whilst you just soak in the views.

Choose from one of the available routes to see the city and beyond. The blue line extends its journey from the V&A Waterfront to the towering greens of Kirstenbosch, while the purple line is a merry affair that follows Cape Town’s inner-city wine route to the nearby wine enclave of Constantia. The red line service passes through Camps Bay (time your trip to catch a sunset) and to Table Mountain.

If the weather plays along, this is the perfect way to take the chance to summit one of the Seven Natural Wonders aboard Table Mountain’s aerial cableway that runs non-stop (weather permitting) during the day to the famous flat top. There’s a small eatery and souvenir shop at the summit, plenty of trails and who knows, you just may be treated to an impromptu singing session as your cable car driver descends the mountain. End off your day as you please, tasting your way through the Cape Town Foodie scene. 


*Table Mountain cable way is closed for maintaincance once a year and an alternative Cape Town option of a similar value will then be offered.

Stay Package

Accommodation included according to your selected stay package. Subject to availability.

Due to the differing locations of accommodation options - travellers will be transferred to their respective lodgings at the end of each night, potentially resulting in the group being separated based on their booked stay package's accommodation.

1 day
Cape Peninsula > Cape Town Region

Join an outsourced Cape Point small group day tour.

Subject to availability, a similar trip with a different supplier may be booked.

Start with an early morning (± 7-8am) pick-up from your Cape Town accommodation. Hout Bay, an unassuming fishing village on the northern side of Chapman’s Peak, is the first stop of the day and offers the chance to visit the seal colony of Duiker Island, just a short cruise from shore. For those without their sea legs, rather explore the local harbour market and snap Instagram-worthy pics of colourful fishing boats.

As you leave Hout Bay behind, you’ll take on a staggering 114 mind-blowingly beautiful bends – stretching over nine jaw-dropping kilometres. Chapman’s Peak road, or Chappies to the locals, is touted as one of the world’s most scenic drives – and with good reason. Rugged mountains face off with the Atlantic and the roadway, an incredible feat of engineering, cuts a swathe right through and provides unparalleled views of the Atlantic below.

Chappies sets the scene for the afternoon’s adventuring as you venture onwards to the Cape of Good Hope, the most southwesterly point of Africa. Here, water and wilderness literally collide and create a picturesque jagged shoreline adorned with greenish fringes of fynbos. This is a place to pay tribute to ancient seafarers of old like Bartolomeu Dias (who discovered the Cape of Good Hope back in 1488) and pioneers, like Vasco da Gama, who journeyed through these treacherous waters from Portugal to India.

Indigenous fauna lines narrow winding pathways en route to the Cape’s whitewashed lighthouse, with views well worth the climb. Local wildlife – ostriches, baboons, and various antelope species, including bontebok – keep the journey interesting and add plenty of postcard moments for the shutterbugs. On the hillside, an optional funicular eases the journey for those that want to reach the top of the lighthouse.

As the day lengthens, travel to Simon’s Town, perched on the shores of False Bay and the home of the South African Navy. Just a few minutes to the south lies Boulders Beach, a comely stretch of sand littered with granite. This hotspot is home to a large colony of African penguins who strut their stuff in their black and white feathered finery to the delight of the crowds that gather to watch. Boardwalks separate man from bird and provide the perfect vantage point to see these cute creatures.

You'll reach Cape Town by late afternoon - about 5 to 6pm (subject to group itinerary timings and traffic)

± 8hr
Stay Package

Accommodation included according to your selected stay package. Subject to availability.

1 day
Cape Town Region > Stellenbosch Winelands

Join an outsourced Cape Winelands small group day tour to visit at least 3 wine estates: including a selection of Dieu Donné, Simonsig, Mitre's Edge, MiddleVlei, Vergenoegd and more -subject to your specific departure day.

Your guide will collect you from selected hotels in Cape Town city (around 8am-9am). 

On Mondays and Tuesdays explore two wine estates in the stunning Franschhoek region, stroll through this charming town (led by your local wine guide) and after a delicious lunch in this self-proclaimed culinary capital of South Africa, you’ll be whisked away to a third wine estate in the Stellenbosch region. Here, you'll enjoy a cheese and chocolate wine pairing in the cozy home of a local winemaker, followed by an informal cellar tour.

From Wednesdays to Sundays explore two amazing estates in the historic Stellenbosch region, renowned for its Cape Dutch architecture and pivotal role in South Africa’s wine scene. Indulge in vineyard tours, an informal cellar tour and, when available in harvest times; barrel tastings. And for lunch.. enjoy a delightful traditional South African lunch paired with exceptional wines. Then you'll also visit a third wine estate for a cheese and chocolate wine pairing in the cozy home of a local winemaker, followed by an informal cellar tour.

After up to 15+ wine tastings, visiting 3 different wine estates, your winelands explore day will comes to an end, heading back to arrive in the Cape Town region by late afternoon (± 5:30 to 6:30pm - subject to traffic or the group itinerary timings).

*Subject to availability, a similar trip with a different supplier may be booked.   

± 8hr
Stay Package

Accommodation included according to your selected stay package. Subject to availability.

5 days
Karoo Region > Oudtshoorn

Join the 5 Day Garden Route + Addo Tour 

Start with an early morning pick-up (± 6 to 7am) from your Cape Town accommodation. This southern coast of the Rainbow Nation combines dramatic scenery with artisan food, wildlife sightings, and adrenaline-fuelled activities, all united with a generous dose of South African hospitality.

Meet the Garden Route – 300 or so kilometres of contrasts, contradictions and some of the most mind-blowingly beautiful scenery on the planet. In this lush corner of the world, landscapes swap and change with great regularity so keep your camera at the ready as you wind your way through mountain passes and fertile cropping land towards the Garden Route.

Get ready for the famous Route 62, modeled after America’s Route 66, but with a distinctly local flavour and the longest wine route in the world. The Route 62 is more than just a leisurely drive – showcasing local culture, food, larger-than-life local characters and world-class wines. Wine lovers will be in their element with a Wine Tasting pit stop to sample some of the local produce about midway to your overnight stop. Few things are more beautiful to behold than the innate majestic beauty of this Valley of Wine with a glass of wine in hand. 

Complete the day with a journey through the landscape of rugged plains and towering cliffs to reach Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world, situated in the semi-desert Klein Karoo. Those seeking a close encounter with Mother Nature can join rangers on an optional Elephant Observation Nature Bush Walk at the Buffelsdrift private game reserve. Follow these three rescued elephants; Jabari, Malaika and Bulelo, as they roam freely in their natural habitat. These gentle giants were orphaned when their parents were poached in the north of South Africa. In efforts to keep the family together, they were transferred to Buffelsdrift, bringing their boisterous personalities with them. You are free to take pictures from a distance and can ask the guides as many questions as you wish as you walk in their massive footsteps. 

You’ll spend the evening here at leisure in this countryside town of Oudtshoorn. Either ask your guide to help you book a restaurant or taste local delights, such as ostrich "sosaties" (kebabs) and "pot brood" (bread cooked on open flames) at an optional 'braai' (bbq) experience and spend the evening around a crackling fire under the vast twinkling starry country sky.

± 6hr
Stay Package

Accommodation included according to your selected stay package. Subject to availability.

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Buffelsdrift Glamping
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Oudtshoorn > Greater Addo Region

Wake up in Oudsthoorn, where the ostrich reigns supreme. If you haven’t picked it up from the bird-filled paddocks and farms lining the highway or the colourful feather stalls on the way to town centre, you will from the many show farm signs and the palatial sandstone homesteads that hark back to an era when ostrich feathers were worth more than gold. A visit to an working Ostrich Farm gives you a glimpse into the farming industry, allowing you to observe the world’s biggest bird in large fenced breeding camps as your tour the farm land grounds. 

Head to the mountains to delve deep underground to the magical Cango Caves’ limestone chambers, alive with drip formation stalactites and stalagmites and remnants of Khoikhoi paintings. Opt for the easy-going Heritage Tour to test the cave’s acoustics and gain insights your guide provides into the formation and dripstone evolution. By contrast, the Adventure Tour (if available) allows would-be contortionists to squeeze, twist and wiggle their way through limestone chimneys on a rather more adventurous underground route.  

As you journey to the world-renowned Greater Addo Region the dusty plains of the Klein  Karoo morphs into a greener horizon. This small citrus farming community lies in the Sundays River Valley surrounded by the Zuurberg Mountains that offer some spectacular hiking and game viewing in a malaria free area. Tonight you'll stay overnight close to Addo National Park, making it east to be ready to go on safari first thing in the morning.

*Important notice for end of year peak season tours: For travel from 10 Dec to 10 Jan, this tour will overnight 2 nights at Jeffreys bay and not in Addo town.

± 4hr
Stay Package

Accommodation included according to your selected stay package. Subject to availability.

Greater Addo Region > Jeffreys Bay

Answering the call of the wild means an early morning start, but the chance to encounter some of Africa’s Big Five makes it so worthwhile. Your guide will use local knowledge to pinpoint the whereabouts of the park’s big game animals while deftly navigating the maze of dusty dirt roads in search of some of the Big Five animals. Those who opt in to partake in the optional 4x4 Addo Safari in a large open-top truck get double the opportunity to spot animals.

As the safari draws to an end, the afternoon is yours to spend as you choose in Jeffreys Bay. In a town that attracts international surfers year after year, it is no surprise that many of the leisure activities revolve in and around the water.

From safari to surf; after the morning of safari adventures the journey continues towards the coast. The large white caps (or seahorses as the locals call the surf break) of Jeffreys Bay herald your arrival into South Africa’s quintessential ‘Surf City’. Hang ten with the locals and slip into a relaxed frame of mind at the beach while enjoying the warmer Indian ocean waters. Shopaholics can visit the JBay’s surf wear shoppers village or if you’ve always fancied surfing at this world famous surf spot ; then put your goofy foot forward and go for it. Opt to fill your afternoon with a choice of the following optionals: book Surfing equipment (or surf lessons if time permits), Beach Horseback Riding or try Sandboarding as an alternative way to adventure along the sandy coastline.

End the day with dinner at the backpacker's accommodation or a night out to a local seafood delicacy restaurant, listening to the sounds of the waves lap against the shore.

± 3hr
Stay Package

Accommodation included according to your selected stay package. Subject to availability.

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Garden Route Region > Knysna > Sedgefield

Lush green landscapes and adventure go hand in hand on this adrenaline-packed day... from ziplining over gushing river gorges, breathtakingly-beautiful ocean and river views atop Bloukrans Bridge and exploring dense forests along suspension bridges and footpaths in Tsitsikamma National Park - today is all about the "garden" of the Garden Route!

Calling all adrenalin junkies: get ready for the highest Bungy Bridge Jump in the world. The bungy bridge itself is fairly unassuming as you drive over it, but it’s pretty apparent from the squeals and screams that this isn’t your average photo stop. Here, seemingly normal people hurtle face first down the 216m drop only to spring back up on their elastic cord like a yo-yo. So if you're feeling daring, why not face your fears and have a go? 

For a more relaxed thrill, Waterfall Ziplining through dramatic scenery and over waterfalls in the nearby Tsitsikamma forest. You’ll complete about five individual slides (the longest is 211 meters in length), zip over three waterfalls and slide down one impressive gorge. 

This region is a playground for the outdoors, and for those who'd prefer to keep their feet on solid ground a visit to the lush forests of the Tsitsikamma National Park is sure to provide your essential forest fix. From birding to game spotting and waterfall chasing; your Tsitsikamma to-do list will be absolutely jam-packed.  A short but steep walk to Tsitsikamma’s suspension bridge is worth it for the views alone, but the abundant reptile and bird wildlife, secret waterfall and sandy beach is waiting to amaze and delight you along the forest footpaths. 

As you head along the coastal belt, the paradise-like coastal towns show off and display why this region is a favourite with holiday goers and locals alike. Stop for the obligatory photo op at Knysna Heads, a pair of rocky sandstone cliffs on the edge of the lagoon, to drink in the exquisitely scenic lagoon views surrounded by ancient forests.

Spend the evening soaking in the slow town way of life in Sedgefield, Wilderness. Take a walk along the uninterrupted sandy beach shores at sunset, this place oozes serenity, the ideal way to reset your inner calm. After your recharged stroll check out the rustic beach restaurant if you are in Sedgefield or venture into town for a more intimate dinner if you overnight in the Wilderness area. 

± 4hr
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Accommodation included according to your selected stay package. Subject to availability.

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2TheRex 40 Pool Area
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Garden Route Region > Cape Town Region

Another exciting morning awaits with a trip along the ocean-lined route hugged by forested national parks. 

Venture along the N2 national road as you return to the Cape. Choose to do another optional Botlierskop 4x4 Safari drive at this private game reserve.

After all the excitement; ticking off the region's bucket list items you'll say your goodbyes to the group as you reach Cape Town.

± 6hr
Stay Package

Accommodation included according to your selected stay package. Subject to availability.

End with an evening drop-off at your Cape Town or Stellenbosch accommodation at about 8pm to 10pm, subject to traffic and your drop-off address.


Cape Town Region

Usually you'll have 2 more days in Cape Town after your tour package (subject to the day your combo package start0... time to relax and you'll get to spend more fuss-free time back in the Mother City. Try to book later night flights out of Cape Town or extend your stay to make the absolute most of this last free (unguided) day.

Victoria and Albert Waterfront is a hotspot for last minute souvenir shopping. Pick up last minute gifts in Green Market Square or stroll along the Sea Point Promenade. And, when the shopping’s done and your bags are packed, the included airport transport service will deliver you safely to your onward travel plans.

As this day is at your leisure, all transport except for the airport transport service will be at your own expense.


End with a free farewell airport transfer service to the Cape Town International Airport or your next stop in Cape Town region.


Small Group & Independent Free Days

A minimum group size is required to confirm this tour on scheduled days and ensure a small group experience during the guided portion of the combo package. 

This combo tour package consists of more than one tour. The itinerary can run in reverse or a different order and guides or transport will change during the trip. You will be on your own during the unguided portions of this package. 

Local Guide

Guided tours in this combo is led by a local English-speaking professional tour guide.

The following small group guided tours are included in this combo package:

  • 5 day Garden Route + Addo tour 
  • 1 day Cape Point tour 
  • 1 day Cape Winelands tour

The other 4 days are unguided offering you free time to explore Cape Town on your own. 

The itinerary order will change subject to your start departure day to fit with the sceduled group tour days you'll join.


Transfers to included tour highlights. 

Cape Town Airport Transfers & Hotel Pickup + Drop-off

There is no central meeting point for this tour. A transfer service will collect you from Cape Town International Airport or your Cape Town accommodation.


9 nights accommodation according to your stay package selected.


9 x Breakfasts included

COMBO tour

This combo tour package consists of more than one tour and also unguided 'free time' days in Cape Town. The itinerary can run in reverse or a different order and guides or transport will change during the combo package.

  • Free days in Cape Town (unguided)
  • 1 day outsourced Cape Point tour (guided with a different supplier)
  • 1 day outsourced Cape Winelands tour (guided with a different supplier)
  • 5 day Garden Route + Addo tour (guided with Hotspots2c)  
2Cchange donation

A part of your trip fees will help fund the 2Cchange projects we support. Read more about these projects online at https://hotspots2c.co.za/change

Important - Peak Season changes

*Important info for end peak season tour dates: for travel from 10 Dec to 10 Jan, this tour will overnight 2 nights at Jeffreys bay and not in Addo town.

Included Activities & Entry fees
  • Route 62
  • Ashton Treats + Wine Pairing
  • Ostrich Farm Visit
  • Cango Caves Exploring
  • Addo Game Drive in Tour Vehicle
  • Tsitsikamma National Park Walk
  • Knysna Heads Viewpoint
  • Table Mountain Cable Car Ride
  • Explore the Cape by City Sightseeing Bus
  • GOLD African Dinner & Show
  • Browse Hout Bay Harbour
  • Curve Along Chapman's Peak
  • Cape of Good Hope Explore
  • Cape Winelands Tasting Day


✕ Optionals

Optional activities are not included but also not compulsory. Some optionals can only be booked with the tour guide and paid directly to the activity provider on tour.

  • Bungy & zipline at Bloukrans Bridge  
  • Tsitsikamma Waterfall Zipline 
  • Elephant Observation in Nature 
  • Surfboard Hire OR Beach Horseback Riding 
  • V&A Waterfront Catamaran Cruise
  • Duiker Island Cruise
  • Boulders Beach Reserve Entry 
  • All other Cape city optionals to be quoted and booked in advance 


Request accommodation upgrades after the initial booking payment to check availability:

  • Accommodation upgrade to Buffelsdrift Glamping in Oudtshoorn ±from R2000 pps staying up to Aug 2024


± Rates for optional activities are only an indication and subject to change by season or third party suppliers.

 * The Table Mountain Cableway will be closed to perform maintenance for two weeks in Jul/Aug. If cable car tickets are not bookable the hiking trails remain open. An alternative activity ticket will be offered if the cable car is closed for maintanance.  

✕ Flights

Local and international flights are excluded.

✕ Travel Insurance

You are responsible for your own personal travel insurance. 

This tour is scheduled to depart on available dates as listed on the availability calender, if minimums required are booked to confirm a departure. Refer to the tour's booking terms should the tour need to be cancelled for any reason.

✕ Drinks and some meals

Refer to the included section above to see the meals listed as included for this tour. Time is allocated daily to buy and enjoy additional excluded meals + drinks on route.  

Read more about your tour's meal options at: https://hotspots2c.co.za/agent#meals

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Terms & Conditions

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Payment Policy: 10% deposit to reserve. Full payment 14 days prior.
*Buy Refund Protector policy for full refund

10% deposit or part payment is allowed up to 14 days before the departure date. Full payment is required to confirm a booking if made lass than 14 days before.

Buy the 10% non-refundable Refund Protector on the day of initial deposit to be eligible for a 100% refund up to 2+ day cancellation notice.

Cancellation / Refund Policy:
14+ days notice: 100% refund
13 to 8 days notice: 50%*
7 days or less notice: 0%*

Full payment is due at least 14 days before the tour departure.

If there’s no other option than to cancel or change your booking, fees may be involved depending on how far ahead of the departure date you cancel.

  • 14+ days notice before departure = free cancellation 100% refund 
  • 13 to 8 days notice before departure = 50% refund*
  • Up to 7 days notice prior, no shows or early checkout = no refund*  

*Exception:  Buy the 10% non-refundable Refund Protector on the day of initial deposit to be eligible for a 100% refund up to 2+ day cancellation notice.


Read the full terms online at https://hotspots2c.co.za/agent#terms  

Travel insurance is not included in tour fees, invest in good travel insurance to cover you if you need to cancel or change a tour date due to any reason.  

Cancellation fees are calculated on the total value of the booking. Booking changes; including date changes within 7 days of the booking date is seen as a cancellation and standard cancellation terms will apply. 

Transfer fees and forex conversion costs charged by the banks will be billed to the customer.

Child Policy: No children under 8 years

Children under 8 years are not allowed.

Children under 18 years must be accompanied by an adult and book a private room.

Children under 18 years are not allowed to stay or book a dorm sharing room package.

Minors under 18 years are not allowed to consume alcohol and will require adult consent to partake in some optional activities.


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How can we help you plan your dream tour package?
Hotspots2c is a tour operator based in the Cape Town region.  We offer tour packages that include guided transport + accommodation + day activities. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or to turn your trip wishlist into the tour package of your dreams.
Can children (8+ years) join group tours?
– Children of 8+ years of age are allowed to join scheduled GROUP tour packages if travelling with a parent or adult.

– Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a fare-paying adult or legal gaurdian and be booked in private rooms. Children under 18 years of age are not allowed to book in backpacker dorm rooms. 

- Children under 18 years of age are not allowed partake in some optional activities without the legal consent of their legal guardian or parent.  - Children under 18 years of age are not allowed to consume alcohol.  

– Families with small children or infants under 8 years of age can be booked on an exclusive ‘family-friendly’ tour package with exclusive transport.

- Children 8 years and older will be charged adult rates.

- There are no set age limits on scheduled group tour packages, the itiraries are designed to offer flexibility to all young-at-heart travellers. Some optional activities may however have specific fitness level requirements.

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South Africa


11 official Languages Spoken

Afrikaans – English – isiNdebele – Sepedi.– Sesotho – Siswati – Xitsonga – Setswana – Tshivenda – isiXhosa

How to say hello?

Molo – Xhosa

Sawubona - Zulu

Hallo - Afrikaans

Dumela - SeSotho


Electricity – Volt & plug

The South African electricity supply is 220/230 volts AC 50 HZ. Most plugs are 15 amp 3-prong or 5 amp 2-prong, with round pins.


Metric System


WiFi/Internet Access on tour 

WiFi can be found at most accommodations, restaurants and airports, however, the download speed is often slow and many connections limit your data usage. In short, you’ll be able to stay connected with home, but don't expect to watch HD movies in your spare time.


When to go

South Africa is blessed with a mostly mild climate, but different areas will yield different temperatures throughout the year. Summer in South Africa is usually peak season, lasting between November – February, however, Easter time (March) is often still considered peak season too. Temperatures range from 25ºC in coastal areas to high 30ºs in inland areas. Cape Town has ideal weather during this time and Durban sports warm beaches and humid air, Johannesburg experiences hot clear days and often an afternoon thunderstorm.

The shoulder season is April and May, as well as September and October. Surprisingly, the weather in Durban is often at its best during this time, and other areas simmer down from their scorching highs. Prices are lower and crowds are smaller. September and October see eruptions of flowers and blooms all around the country.

Winter is beautiful in most parts of the country. Cape Town experiences winter rain and is often a little cold and miserable, but still crisp and beautiful. Because of the warm Indian Ocean, Durban has spectacular weather in winter, often hovering around 20-25ºC with clear blue skies. Inland areas get quite chilly and the odd snowfall is not uncommon (it only lasts for a day though!). Prices are at an all-time low and it is an ideal time for game viewing, as the animals are more active in the cooler weather. 

The Garden Route enjoys a Mediterranean Oceanic climate, which is intrinsically temperate and mild almost all year round. Summers are warm to hot, and winters are cool. Second only to Hawaii, the Garden Route is acclaimed for having one of the mildest climates in the world.

However, the winter rain season can cause some delays for outdoor activities but the mild sunny days and the appeal of seeing the Southern Right Whale migration makes the Cape Whale Coast & Garden Route an ideal destination during the European summer holidays. You can expect cool mornings and evenings, but usually the climate remain bright and sunny during the day.


Best time to go where?

Jun-Jul ( mid winter) = Safari in Kruger region

Jan-Feb ( mid summer) = Cape Town city or beach destinations along the Cape Coast

Year-Round = Moderate weather in the Garden Route region


Public Holidays

With the possible exception of Christmas Day and New Year's Day, most tourist services and attractions are open on South African public holidays. In addition most city shopping centres, restaurants and entertainment venues remain open.

1 Jan   New Year's Day
21 Mar   Human Rights Day
30 Mar   Good Friday
2 Apr   Family Day
27 Apr   Freedom Day
1 May   Workers' Day
16 Jun   Youth Day
9 Aug   National Women's Day
24 Sep   Heritage Day
16 Dec   Day of Reconciliation
17 Dec   Day of Reconciliation Holiday
25 Dec   Christmas Day
26 Dec   Day of Goodwill


Visa & Travel docs

Travellers from most Commonwealth countries (excluding New Zealand), most Western European nations, Japan and the USA receive a free, 90-day visitor's permit on arrival. These travellers do not need a visa to enter South Africa. A valid passport is essential with at least two empty pages. You generally will need to show return or onward travel arrangements. Children aged under 18 must show an unabridged birth certificate (showing both parents details).

Some countries do, however, need a visa. Visas are not issued upon entry, they must be attained beforehand. It is advised that you clarify this before you leave, the Department of Home Affairs office has a comprehensive list of countries that do not require visas. http://www.dha.gov.za/index.php/immigration-services/exempt-countries


What to pack

We're generally laid back in South Africa, so no need to haul out your best silks and diamonds when you head to our shores. Here's some clothing advice when in South Africa:

  • For the summers, bring clothes that are cool and comfortable, along with an umbrella or rain jacket, as this is when most of the country gets rain. A light jacket or wrap is a good precaution. Don't forget a swimming costume.
  • The winters are generally mild, comparing favourably with European summers. But we do get some days when temperatures plummet, especially in high-lying areas such as the Drakensberg (some nights go below 0ºC), so be prepared with jerseys and jackets. If you are going to the Cape, rain gear will be needed in this season (your average here will be between 10-20ºC).
  • Always bring a hat - the sun can be strong even in the winter months. Make sunglasses, a hat and sunblock a firm part of your skin care kit.
  • Walking shoes are a good idea all year-round, with warm socks in the winter.
  • For game viewing, a couple of neutral-toned items will be useful, but there's no need to go overboard and kit yourself out like David Livingstone, out to explore Africa for the first time.
  • For the evening, if you are dining at an upmarket restaurant or seeing a show, go the smart-casual route. If you are simply going out to get a bite to eat, a general “no shirt, no shoes - no service” rule applies, so as long as you are fully clad, your attire should not be an issue.
  • When travelling with Hotspots2c we encourage reasonably sized bags for multi-day tours and we are able to accommodate bags that are on average under 20kgs. For one and two day tours, a light backpack is encouraged. 


Health & Safety

There are no compulsory vaccinations required to enter South Africa with exception of a yellow fever vaccination if you have been in a yellow fever area within the last 12 months.

The only major health risk you might face in South Africa is malaria, which is confined to small areas in the north-eastern parts of the country. Small pockets of the northern parts of the Kruger National Park fall under this area but the risk here is considered extremely low and it is not always necessary to take anti-malaria tablets. Remember as a precautionary measure to check with your doctor or a local travel clinic on what is recommended for your country to visit South Africa.


For more info about the safety regulations on tour - please see https://hotspots2c.co.za/ideas/safetravels


South Africa may have high crime statistics, but if you conduct yourself wisely, most tourists enjoy the country without any incident at all. Here are some tips: ensure that you lock away your passports and travel documents in a safe, which is usually provided by your accommodation or keep valuables at a safe place. Don't flash around valuables and keep an eye on your belongings at all time. Majority of South Africa’s crime is opportunistic petty crime, so if you are vigilant about your belongings you should not have any problem.


Getting Around 

South Africa has 3 world-class airports that receive international flights every day; Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town. Most international airlines will have flights into one or all of these airports daily.

There are numerous budget carriers that offer domestic flights between the major cities for very reasonable rates; this is the fastest and safest way to span large distances, especially between Johannesburg and Cape Town, which is a 2-hour flight.

From the airports there are numerous shuttles and taxis that you can pick up upon arrival, there are also many different car hire options at each airport and in all major cities. Uber is another reliable and affordable option.



Our currency in South Africa is the South African Rand. You can easily convert your currency to rand at a bank or Forex Bureau, the airports and larger towns often have many different Forex options. You can also withdraw from an ATM, banks are available throughout South Africa. Be sure to check what international bank charges you will incur for withdrawals before you arrive. Major credit cards are usually accepted in hotels or restaurants, however, there may be a surcharge. It is advisable to have small amounts of cash for curios and tipping. 


  • Tour Guides and Drivers – Tipping on tour is neither expected nor compulsory, however, should you wish to tip the team on the road you are welcome to decide on a value that match the level of service received. A recommendation usually range from R50 to R200 per person per day.
  • Restaurants and Bars - Tipping in restaurants is the norm and is customarily kept at 10% of the total shown on the bill. Many restaurants will add a 10% service charge to a bill if the number of guests exceeds six or ten.
  • Hotels - At hotels you may also leave money to housekeeping at the end of your stay. Porter fees may already be included in your quote, and will be listed under your tour package inclusions.