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  • Discover the 12th best beach in the world on our tours! (https://www.amatungulu.com/)

    The iconic Boulders Beach in Simon’s Town has been identified as the 12th best beach in the world. This comes after Big 7 Travel featured the location on in their “Top 50 Best Beaches in the World” list: https://bigseventravel.com/the-50-best-beaches-in-the-world/ Big 7 Travel gives their readers the opportunity to take surveys and vote for their favourite destinations around the world, and the votes saw Boulders Beach sitting with the world’s finest on the prestigious list. Whether you’re seeking a sandy stretch that feels like it’s your alone, hidden bays on tropical islands or buzzing party spots, we have all the top spots on our annual list of the Best Beaches In The World. According to Big 7 Travel, it’s not only about getting up close and personal with the African Penguins in the summertime, but Boulders Beach also offers something that you won’t find anywhere in the world. The beach was also the setting for the captivatingly cute Netflix series, Penguin Town. This beach is visited with the opportunity to study penguins on our following popular tours: https://www.amatungulu.com/wellnessadventure, https://www.amatungulu.com/gardenroute, and https://www.amatungulu.com/cape-to-kruger In addition to the above mentioned, UK travellers vote Langebaan South Africa’s best beach. Data released by online travel planning platform Vacaay reveals that United Kingdom (UK) travellers would most like to visit Langebaan Beach. The beach was recently nominated as South Africa’s best beach in an online report released by Vacaay. With more than 500000 UK travellers creating their bucket-list itineraries via the trip planning platform, Vacaay reports that more British users included the Western Cape’s Langebaan Lagoon in their itinerary than any other beach in South Africa. Whilst not the first beach you would expect international visitors to flock to, it is understandable why Langebaan Lagoon was voted number one, with its powder-soft white sand and crystal-clear, calm waters making it one of the safest beaches to swim in the country.

  • Gqeberha, the new Port Elizabeth awarded Whale Heritage Site status.

    Algoa Bay in Gqeberha has been declared a Whale Heritage Site, making South Africa the only country in the world with two accredited sites. Algoa Bay joins the Bluff in Durban. The prestigious status was awarded by the World Cetacean Alliance (WCA) and supported by World Animal Protection, recognizing a ‘community´s commitment to respect and celebrate whales, dolphins and other cetaceans. Read it here: https://worldcetaceanalliance.org/2021/06/16/algoa-bay-in-south-africa-becomes-a-prestigious-whale-heritage-site/?fbclid=IwAR0Jr-LmU07LvB0OiMkc0XoosxFx5TNLANd2X-QWDDZ9nS_x7Rd2qSdz2gU To qualify for this global accreditation, destinations must meet set criteria which include: Encouraging respectful human-cetacean coexistence Celebrating cetaceans Environmental, social and economic sustainability Research, education and awareness Sites must take into account information relating to the relevant local cetacean populations, including their status, numbers, biology, habitat, behavior and welfare, offering the travel industry a way to protect marine wildlife and support sustainable practices. During these tours: https://www.amatungulu.com/6dayscapetowngardenroutetour, https://www.amatungulu.com/capetown-johannesburg and https://www.amatungulu.com/cape-to-kruger, when you take a trip to Addo Elephant National Park, the third largest national park in South Africa, you drive past Algoa Bay to get the opportunity to see whales if in season. Addo is home to elephants, lions, buffalo, black rhino, spotted hyena, leopard, a variety of antelope and zebra species, this park host the largest remaining population of wild elephants on the planet. You’ll enjoy a safari with our knowledgeable Guide and get the opportunity to see buffalo and other big animals. Request at info@amatungulu.com to add a Marine-Eco Cruise in the bay, or add a day to your tour to do both. Expertly guided tours are offered in Algoa Bay, led by a knowledgeable conservationist, wildlife educator and marine safari specialist, to see whales, dolphins, seals, sharks, penguins, and other marine life. See all tours here: www.amatungulu.com

  • Update: Coronavirus COVID-19 does not stop us from travelling/touring!

    “June 3 saw South African Tourism (SAT) and United Airlines celebrating the airline’s launch of new daily nonstop service between New York/Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) and O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg (JNB). With the addition of this new route, United now operates more flights to South Africa than any other U.S. carrier.” Read more about it here: https://www.travelpulse.com/news/airlines/south-african-tourism-welcomes-uniteds-nonstop-service-to-johannesburg.html “The Netherlands has ended a six-month-long travel ban which restricted flights from South Africa amid concerns about a new Covid-19 variant. The lifting of restrictions will benefit returning Dutch residents and in-bound tourists.”Read more here: https://www.businessinsider.co.za/netherlands-ends-south-african-travel-and-flight-ban-2021-6 Amatungulu Tours now offer a “pay-your-tour-forward” plan to customers to plan their travel in advance. This is to help you do your trip planning, but also to assist you when you have already booked to enable you to re-book travel at a later date instead of immediately postponing/cancelling your plans. Amatungulu Tours also has a Bonding Scheme, which according to the South African Government Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 entails a consumer protection scheme to provide guarantees against deposits held, and therefore guaranteeing its quality assurance role. In so doing, it provides consumers with a greater level of protection against providers of goods and services. Amatungulu (Pty) Ltd is a registered South African Company (2017/538010/07) and therefor bound to this Act. ​This bonding guarantees consumers/clients that Amatungulu Tours is in a position to refund tour deposits, advance reservations, or bookings should you decide to cancel within the limitations set in the Terms and Conditions set out on the bottom of every page. Read more here: https://www.amatungulu.com/consumer-protection Have a look and book our tours here: www.amatungulu.com Read more protocol here: https://www.gov.za/ and https://www.southafrica.net/gl/en/trade/page/coronavirus-covid-19-south-african-tourism-update

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  • Cape Town | Kruger South Africa | Amatungulu Tours | Travel Booking Websites

    special ZAR offers available here , also namaqualand flower tour You will be redirected to our booking site: Rezgo Airport ​ Shuttle experience ∙ enjoy escape ∙ Explore the breath-taking beauty and fascinating history on safari vacations and tours in South Africa Hover/tap the image to see what Travellers say about Amatungulu Tours: The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is classified as a global pandemic. Read updates here. Out of gallery

  • Dark Tour South Africa | Slavery | Amatungulu Tours | Apartheid | Dark Tourist | Netflix

    5-day Dark tour South Africa Dark tourism has been defined as tourism involving travel to places historically associated with death and tragedy. ​ Imagine retracing South African history from the day South Africa was colonised and brought in slavery in 1653, visiting the Castle in Cape Town to see the torture chamber, Wine Estates built by slaves and where a slave called Eva was sent to Robben Island to quarry stone as she was considered strong enough to carry the quarried stones. Then apartheid was designed, and many people were kept on Robben Island as political prisoners, including Nelson Mandela. Visit his house in Soweto, as well as many other spots where he and other cadres were involved in fighting apartheid like Liliesleaf farm, Constitutional Hill etc, while a professional Tourist guide explain the entire history to you, like the Sharpeville massacre in which police fired on a crowd of Black people, killing or wounding some 250. It was one of the first and most violent demonstrations against apartheid in South Africa. Itinerary: Day 1: Meet us at your centrally located hotel and start this trip, or at the Nelson Mandela Gateway, V&A Waterfront from 08:00 am to board for Robben Island. This must-see excursion takes about 4 hours and includes a ferry trip to the Island where you will be guided to see all the historical sites around the Island, as well as the cell of Nelson Mandela where he would spend 18 of his 27 prison years. We then enjoy lunch and browse through the awesome shops at the Waterfront. You can then see the Bo-Kaap, an area formerly known as the Malay Quarter. It is a former racially segregated area, and walks the steep cobbled streets to view the Colorful houses. Choose one of the numerous restaurants in the vicinity to have dinner, and overnight at Protea Hotel Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge (or similar). Day 2: A scrumptious breakfast follows a visit to the Castle of Good Hope to unearth the hidden history of the Castle where you will see prison cells, the governor's house and the gruesome torture chamber. Built by the Dutch East India Company between 1666 and 1679, the Castle is the oldest existing building in South Africa. This follows a drive to a wine estate near the town of Stellenbosch, where the tragic history of slavery is preserved in museums, located in the farm’s original wine cellar dating back to 1740. You will do a cultural tour here to browse through the museums starting from the very beginning of the human settlement through pre–colonial pastoral usage of the land. Explore some of the multi-layered roots of rural Cape music from human development from indigenous, slave, African, European, apartheid and modern cross–cultural influences. Optional wine tasting can be arranged at Solms Delta. You return to the Cape Town International airport and fly to Johannesburg, where you have a room booked at an airport hotel. One way economy flight included. Overnight at City Lodge Hotel OR Tambo International Airport. Day 3: Your tour start at Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct to experience the Old Fort, the Women's Jail, Number Four (Former political prisoners incarcerated at Number Four include Indian civil rights leader Mahatma Gandhi) and the Constitutional Court. This holistic tour comes to the heart of what Constitution Hill is all about. Nelson Mandela was incarcerated at Constitution Hill on two occasions. A permanent exhibition has been established at Constitution Hill in his honour. From here we go to one of the city's most underrated museums, Liliesleaf Farm. This was the secret headquarters of the ANC (African National Congress) during the 1960s and reopened as a museum in 2008. Here we can learn the story of South Africa’s liberation struggle through a series of high-tech, interactive exhibits. Overnight at City Lodge Hotel OR Tambo International Airport. ​ Day 4: Now to Vilakazi Street where we can relive the history of two Nobel Peace Prize winners: Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. We visit the Hector Peterson Memorial and Museum, and then the Mandela House Museum. The 1976 uprising that began in Soweto and spread countrywide profoundly changed the socio-political landscape in South Africa. During this event, many demonstrates fled to the Regina Mundi church. The police entered the church, firing live ammunition. Both the interior and the external walls of the church still bear the signs of the shootings, which you will see on this tour. A traditional lunch in Soweto is followed by a visit to the Apartheid Museum, where the rise and fall of apartheid is illustrated. ​ Day 5: Breakfast follows a trip to Pretoria where you will visit the Voortrekker Momument and study marble friezes depicting the history of the Great Trek and incorporate aspects of everyday life, bloody wars, beliefs and culture of the Afrikaner Boers. After this, you will go to one of Joburg's oldest markets, the Kwa Mai Mai market, also known as Ezinyangeni, or 'the place of healers'. It has for decades been one of the city's most established muthi (traditional medicine) markets. Here you'll find dozens of stalls run by African traditional healers who have dedicated themselves to healing the sick, meet Sangomas who use real animal parts to cure ailments and read your fortune, its full of cultural wealth and indigenous offerings such as animal skins, traditional medicine and artefacts. As this tour come to conclusion, we drop you at the airport or your hotel. - Group discounts for 4 and more Tip: -Book your stay a few days earlier to explore -more of South Africa. -Recommended hotel: Protea Hotel Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge Book now! You will be redirected to our booking site: Rezgo Book now! You will be redirected to our booking site: Rezgo Included: Accommodation as per itinerary Entrance fees National Park fees Breakfast Driver/guide Professional guide at specialist venues Transport by private vehicle One way economy domestic flight Excluded: Excess luggage charges (where applicable) Lunch, Dinner Alcoholic drinks Activities indicated as optional Food and drinks, unless specified Gratuities (recommended) Travel insurance; Flights; Airport transfers; Porterage; Visa fees Remember: Tour bookings and payments close 6 weeks before the tour starts

  • Cape Town | South Africa | Amatungulu Tours | Best Tour

    3-day Package Tour – Best of Cape Town & Winelands Tour Cape Town, the “Mother City”, or the world’s most fabulous city, is the oldest city in South Africa and has a cultural heritage spanning more than 300 years. Robben Island, the former home of Nelson Mandela and several other political prisoners who fought against the apartheid government is only one of the highlights. Table Mountain, one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature will be visited by the Aerial Cableway, as well as most of Cape Town’s best attractions. Itinerary: Day 1: Meet us at your centrally located hotel, or at the Nelson Mandela Gateway, V&A Waterfront from 08:00 am to board for Robben Island. This must-see excursion takes about 4 hours and includes a ferry trip to the Island where you will be guided to see all the historical sites around the Island. We enjoy lunch and browse through the awesome shops before entering the Two Oceans Aquarium for a tour. After this, we visit the Bo-Kaap-Museum and walk the steep cobbled streets to view the Colorful houses, formerly known as the Malay Quarter. We choose one of the numerous restaurants in the vicinity to have dinner, and overnight at Harbour Bridge Hotel (or similar). Day 2: We leave our hotel for Cape Town's most famous icon: Table Mountain by the Aerial Cableway to take in the natural beauty and stunning views. The first botanical garden in the world to be established (in 1913) to protect local flora, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in the UNESCO-listed Cape Floral Kingdom follows. Lunch is at an African cuisine restaurant. Visiting Groot Constantia, we taste their export quality wines. We journey along the False Bay coastline to Kalk Bay harbour and stroll along the quaint cobbled streets. From here we pass Fish Hoek and Boulders Beach near Simon’s Town, home to one of the few land-based penguin colonies in the world. Choose one of the popular restaurants in the area for dinner. We overnight at Simon's Town Quayside Hotel (or similar) (B). Day 3: First visit is Cape Point, part of the Table Mountain National Park and home to an abundance of flora and fauna, and ascend the viewpoint with the Flying Dutchman Funicular. We visit Hout Bay harbour and Camps Bay African Craft Market on our way along the scenic Chapman’s Peak drive. Driving in the direction of Stellenbosch, we visit the Spier Wine Farm for chocolate and wine tasting on the banks of the Spier dam. We go to the Vergenoegd wine farm for some more wine tasting and a duck parade. Choose one of the popular restaurants in the area for dinner. We drop you at the airport or your hotel, and you consider doing another tour with Amatungulu Tours. Book now! Book a Tour ​ - Group discounts for 6 and more ​ Request your date. ​ More dates & Tariffs You will be redirected to our booking site: Rezgo Included: Accommodation as per itinerary Entrance fees National Park fees Breakfast Driver/guide Professional guide at specialist venues Transport by private vehicle Excluded: Excess luggage charges (where applicable) Lunch Dinner Alcoholic drinks Activities indicated as optional Food and drinks, unless specified Gratuities (recommended) Travel insurance; Flights; Airport transfers; Porterage; Visa fees Remember: Tour bookings and payments close 6 weeks before the tour starts

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