Pretoria City Stay (3 Days)

Tour Code 19PCS3. City Breaks & Short Stays
3 days from
$455 USD
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Group Size: Minimum 1. Age Group: Open Age

Visit South Africa's Jacaranda City

Pretoria is the administrative capital of South Africa, also known as the ‘Jacaranda City’ for its thousands of Jacaranda trees that line the streets and avenues flowering purple in October each year. Visit the interesting Cradle of Humankind at Maropeng to learn about human origins and the archaeology of the region. Wander into the Sterkfontein Caves for a view of days gone by and the paleontological finds to marvel over.

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Day Day 1. Pretoria Accommodation. Court Classique Suite Hotel.

This package includes a free arrival or departure transfer. If you have opted for an arrival transfer, you will be met on arrival at OR Tambo Airport and transferred to your hotel in Pretoria - known as the ‘Jacaranda City’ for the thousands of Jacaranda trees that line the streets and avenues flowering bright purple in October each year. After settling in the rest of the day is yours at leisure to explore the city and its many highlights.

Day Day 2. Pretoria - Maropeng and Sterkfontein Caves Highlights. Maropeng, Cradle of Mankind. Accommodation. Court Classique Suite Hotel.

Today we join a full day tour, heading out of the city to Maropeng for an expedition to the Cradle of Mankind and the Sterkfontein Caves. At Maropeng, we journey back in time on an underground lake boat ride, showing the information and history of years gone by.

The Sterkfontein Caves UNESCO World Heritage site boasts an exhibition of the limestone formations and the intricate caves where the oldest known human fossil was found. Most infamous is the 2.1 million-year-old Australopithecus skull of Mrs. Ples, discovered by Professor Robert Broom. Before heading deep into the Sterkfontein caves, we will be guided through an exhibition which details the story of the evolution of humankind and observe the surrounding areas some millions of years ago. There is also a boardwalk past the excavation sites above ground where one can see the Magaliesberg and Witwatersberg mountain ranges in the distance.

We return to Pretoria in the late afternoon where you have the evening at leisure to unwind at the hotel or make your way to a local restaurant and experience the nightlife of this city.

Day Day 3. Pretoria

Tour arrangements finish in the morning on day 3. I if you require an airport transfer or have not used your free transfer, you will be taken to the airport today for your onward flight.

Suggested Pre-Tour Accommodation.

Court Classique Suite Hotel

Court Classique Suite Hotel is set among the embassy buildings in suburban Arcadia, Pretoria. This 3-storey building is 3.9 km from the city centre allowing easy access to restaurants, cinemas shops and cultural attractions. It's also 6.5 km from the Pretoria National Botanical Garden. Court Classique Suite Hotel offers single and double ensuite rooms, free WiFi, a restaurant, swimming pool, a spa room and wine cellar.

* Suggested pre and post tour accommodation can be booked together with your tour. Please enquire at the time of booking.

Suggested Post-Tour Accommodation.
Court Classique Suite Hotel

Court Classique Suite Hotel is set among the embassy buildings in suburban Arcadia, Pretoria. This 3-storey building is 3.9 km from the city centre allowing easy access to restaurants, cinemas shops and cultural attractions. It's also 6.5 km from the Pretoria National Botanical Garden. Court Classique Suite Hotel offers single and double ensuite rooms, free WiFi, a restaurant, swimming pool, a spa room and wine cellar.

* Suggested pre and post tour accommodation can be booked together with your tour. Please enquire at the time of booking.

Additional Info

Tour style: Short Breaks & City Stay
This Short Break and City Stay tour is operated by a locally based (African) ground handler who has maintained standards at a high level over a period of time. We believe that working with a local operator in this way assists the community to benefit in a sustainable way from tourism.

What’s included: Tour highlights, transport, accommodation, meals as indicated, 1 x airport transfer, services of an English speaking driver/guides on excursions.

What’s not included: Visas, travel insurance, flights, optional activities, laundry, gratuities, passport & visa fees, items of a personal nature.

Accommodation: Accommodation is at a clean hotel with en-suite facilities, close to the shopping mall and restaurants

Transport: Minibus or Sedan.

Meals
2 Breakfasts

Accommodation
A hotel with twin rooms and en-suite facilities - 2 nights

Includes.
All tour highlights
One Airport transfer - pick up or drop off
Accommodation
Meals as indicated
Driver/ guide on excursions

Included Highlights:
Full day tour at Maropeng and Sterkfontein Caves
Excludes.
Travel insurance
Flights
Airport taxes
Visas
Optional excursions
Items of a personal nature
Gratuities
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