Historical Beginnings of South Africa

From ZAR 1,650 per person (2019 Rates)

Historical Beginnings of South Africa
Historical Beginnings of South Africa
Historical Beginnings of South Africa
Historical Beginnings of South Africa
Historical Beginnings of South Africa
Historical Beginnings of South Africa
Historical Beginnings of South Africa
Historical Beginnings of South Africa
Historical Beginnings of South Africa
Historical Beginnings of South Africa

All-inclusive

FULL DAY

Highlights

  • Guided archaeological cave trip
  • First European landing spot in Southern Africa
  • Seafood Lunch
  • Replica Portuguese Ship visit
  • Informative Museum Tour
     

The Numbers

  • Total distance travelled:
    • 180km
  • Total time on the road
    • 3 Hrs
  • Time doing activities
    • 3,5 Hrs
       

Availability

Available all year round

 

Rates

  • Standard rate applies for bookings of 3 to 7 pax.
    Surcharge for 1 to 2 pax.
     

What is Included

  • Seafood Lunch
  • 500ml still water
  • Activity fees
  • Entrance fees
  • All Transport to and from venues
  • Registered Tour Guide
     

What is Excluded?

  • Transport to and from George
  • Beverages
  • Souvenirs
  • Travel Insurance

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Total Price: ZAR 1650.00



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Historical Beginnings of South Africa
Historical Beginnings of South Africa
Historical Beginnings of South Africa
Historical Beginnings of South Africa
Historical Beginnings of South Africa
Historical Beginnings of South Africa
Historical Beginnings of South Africa
Historical Beginnings of South Africa
Historical Beginnings of South Africa
Historical Beginnings of South Africa

Overview

Discover how and where the first South Africans lived roughly 160 000 years ago and then learn about the first Europeans settlers that set foot in Mossel Bay.

Visit a cave where many years of archaeological studies have unearthed the secrets of its inhabitants. Your qualified guide will be able to shed more light on how these ancient people lived, what their diet consisted of, why they left the cave, and how they relate to us.

After a scrumptious seafood lunch at one of Mossel Bay’s premium restaurants, your guide will escort you to the spot where the first Europeans sailors landed in 1488.  The Portuguese were the first to set foot on our shores.  Your guide will then accompany you to the local museum where a life-sized replica of the Portuguese vessel can be boarded to experience what life and conditions were like for sailors in the late 1400s.

 

View the route

The tour starts and ends in George and includes visits to an archaeological cave, beach and museum. The total distance travelled during the 1 day tour is 180km along the scenic Southern Cape coastline on safe and well-maintained highways and roads.

 

Accommodation

This is a full 1 day tour and excludes accommodation.

Detailed Intinerary

Day 1

AM: Arrive at George pick up point - Transfer to Archaeological Cave - Archaeological Cave Tour - Transfer to European landing spot - Transfer to Lunch

PM: Seafood Lunch - Transfer to Museum and replica of a life-sized European ship - Museum and Ship replica Tour - Transfer to George drop off point

The Fine Print

  • No activity refund or change to Tour itinerary (click here and email us for a custom Tour quote).
  • Weather dependent activities may have to be cancelled or re-scheduled for your safety when necessary.
  • Certain activities on this Tour do not cater for the physically disabled.
  • For special arrangements (such as special dietary needs), please contact and confirm with Xplore English.

FAQ's (Frequently asked questions)

Yes you can. Please inform Xplore English when you book the tour and we will arrange alternative options for the afternoon lunch at the restaurant.
George is the capital city centrally located in the Garden Route. Please contact Xplore English for a quote to arrange a charter service to and from the starting point should this be required.
The Garden Route is a malaria free zone. There are many pharmacies where you can stock up on medicines. Certain medicines can only be bought with a doctor's prescription.
All Xplore English tour guides have First Aid level 1 as per the South African Tour Guide Association's rules and regulations. This entitles them to assist in a medical emergency or take control if needed, but they are not allowed to administer or supply medicine.
Unfortunately not. Due to animal poaching being a big problem in Africa, our service providers have kindly requested that guests do not bring drones onto their premises.

Full Board plus Activities

FULL DAY

Highlights

  • Guided archaeological cave trip
  • First European landing spot in Southern Africa
  • Seafood Lunch
  • Replica Portuguese Ship visit
  • Informative Museum Tour
     

The Numbers

  • Total distance travelled:
    • 180km
  • Total time on the road
    • 3 Hrs
  • Time doing activities
    • 3,5 Hrs
       

Availability

Available all year round

 

Rates

  • Standard rate applies for bookings of 3 to 7 pax.
    Surcharge for 1 to 2 pax.
     

What is Included

  • Seafood Lunch
  • 500ml still water
  • Activity fees
  • Entrance fees
  • All Transport to and from venues
  • Registered Tour Guide
     

What is Excluded?

  • Transport to and from George
  • Beverages
  • Souvenirs
  • Travel Insurance

Enquire Now

Total Price: ZAR 1650.00



Send Enquiry

Already on tour?

Want to include this tour on your up and coming South African trip? Click here and we'll notify your travel agent.