The coastline between Durban and Cape Town encompasses a huge diversity of habitats. From the lush, sub-tropical eastern KwaZulu Natal, the hilly grasslands of the Wild Coast and former homeland of Transkei with Xhosa huts dotted around the ridges, green valleys, crystal clear streams and wild unspoilt coastline of the Eastern Cape (the former homeland of Transkei), to the mountains, lakes, cliffs and dense indigenous forests of the Cape South Coast, aptly called the Garden Route, the natural beauty and vegetation will captivate even the well travelled.
The Art Capital of South Africa, Grahamstown, and the Addo National Elephant Park, a 145 000 ha piece of evergreen bushveld supporting more than 420 elephants, lion, Cape buffalo and black rhino, among other animals, are two highlights in the Eastern Region.
We also visit the semi-arid valley, called the Little Karoo. This region, in turn, offers natural wonders such as the Cango Caves and its ideal habitat for ostrich farming makes it the ostrich Mecca of the world. The tour departs from in Cape Town and end in Durban.
At Southern Circle Tours & Safaris we offer a comprehensive array of guided tours and longer packages. From a countrywide network of scheduled tours with guaranteed departures, specialised group travel and tailor-made itinerary design, to your dream wedding package that will be the envy of your friends! We arrange your entire holiday from the time you arrive with us in Africa until you unfortunately have to return home.
South Africa is blessed with the most amazing coastline of around 3000 kilometres. From the West Coast with its brilliant white beaches, dunes and blue seas, albeit a little cold at around 12 degrees Centigrade, to the East Coast beaches, many of them with Blue Flag status, where holiday makers play virtually all year round on endless golden beaches with the luke warm (21 - 26 degrees Centigrade) Indian Ocean invitingly rolling onto the sand.
For nearly 400 years, Robben Island - set in the Atlantic Ocean some 12 kilometres from Cape Town - was a place of banishment, exile, isolation and imprisonment. It was here that rulers sent those they regarded as political troublemakers, social outcasts and the unwanted of society.
During the apartheid years Robben Island became internationally known for its brutality. The duty of those who ran the Island and its prison was to isolate opponents of apartheid and to crush their morale. Some freedom fighters spent more than a quarter of a century in prison for their convictions.
Southern Circle Tours and Safaris is an inbound Tour Operator specialising in luxury tailor-made tours and daily excursions departing from Cape Town, South Africa. Whether you are a seasoned traveler in the Western Cape or a first time visitor to Cape Town and the garden Route, we can take you to places and areas that you have not been to before in the comfort of a luxury air-conditioned vehicle.
A serial site - in Cape Province, South Africa - made up of eight protected areas, covering 553,000-ha, the Cape Floral Region is one of the richest areas for plants in the world. It represents less than 0.5% of the area of Africa but is home to nearly 20% of the continent's flora. The site displays outstanding ecological and biological processes associated with the Fynbos vegetation, which is unique to the Cape Floral Region. The outstanding diversity, density and endemism of the flora are among the highest worldwide.