Whether going on tour, planning family activities, arranging group transport, or needing interprovincial travel to visit friends and family this festive season, Star of Azania has a solution for you.

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on lives and livelihoods around the globe for about two years now. After two years, most of us were looking forward to a well-deserved break while spending quality time with friends and family, sadly the threat of the Coronavirus continues to limit travel and adventure activities.

Star of Azania has the solution for you to have a relaxed and stress-free holiday. For the mental health of yourself and your loved ones, after two years, some time away from home is a necessity, and we can assist with personalised tours or trips that adhere to stringent Covid-19 compliance measures.

Star of Azania implements strict Covid-10 precautions that include regular screening and testing of drivers and tour guides while vehicles are thoroughly cleaned and defogged after each excursion. All passengers and staff must also wear masks and sanitize hands regularly.

Whether looking for a beach, bush, adrenaline, or cultural activities, here are a few suggestions to keep you and your family entertained this summer holiday.

Local Tours and Activities

Full-Day or Half-Day – Addo Elephant National Park

Get out and about and experience nature while visiting South Africa’s third-largest national reserve, Addo Elephant National Park. Spend the day spotting elephants, rhino, lions, buffalo, leopards, and even the scarce and unique flightless Dung Beetle that might be found by those with a keen eye.

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Ocean/Beach Day Activity

Why not enjoy the sunny summer weather with a tailor-made beach excursion that includes a visit to SANCCOB, Cape Recife Nature Reserve beach, and Cape Recife Lighthouse partnered with the option of a beach picnic?

At SANCCOB, you can learn more about the endangered African penguin and other marine birdlife cared for and rehabilitated at the centre. The beach, located within the Cape Recife Nature Reserve, is situated at the tip of Algoa Bay and is well known for its beauty, birdlife, and stunning sunsets. End the day with a tour of the iconic Cape Recife lighthouse built in 1851 and a sunset picnic.

Addo Zipline and Adrenaline Activities

If you are excited for some daring adrenalin adventure activities this summer, then Star of Azania can recommend a day trip to Adrenalin Addo Adventures. Here you can experience the highest, longest, and fastest double zip line in South or Africa, the superman zip line, or attempt the 18-meter-high giant swing. It will be a fun-filled day, and you have the option to book lunch at the facilities Snack Deck that offers a range of hot and cold meals.

City Tours

With some time to relax, grab the opportunity to explore Nelson Mandela Bay and the city’s iconic spots with a city tour. During the guided tour, you will visit Vuyisile Square, City Hall, St Georges Park, The Campanile, The NMB stadium, and many other locations that form part of the metro.

Art History and Heritage Tour

Nelson Mandela Bay has a rich, diverse, and bright arts, history, and culture offering. There are guided tours taking you through The Donkin Reserve, the vibrant Route 67, the Atheneum, and Fort Frederick. A highlight of this tour is Route 67, a collection of public artworks symbolising Nelson Mandela’s 67 years of work dedicated to the freedom of South Africa.

Sundays River Adventures – Sandboarding and River Cruises

Sun, sand, and water are a combination of fun in the summer holidays. Book a day trip to the Sundays River, where you can experience Sandboarding or Sand sledding down some of the highest dunes in South Africa. Combine this with a leisurely boat cruise, and you can pack relaxation and adventure into one excursion catering for all ages.

Interprovincial Travel

Whether you are visiting family or friends within South Africa, and need safe, professional, and dependable personalised transport for large or small groups, Star of Azania can accommodate the request. For smaller groups, book the 22-seater mini-bus, or for larger groups, the semi-luxury busses can transport up to 65 people per vehicle.

To make your journey as safe as possible, Star of Azania implements the following strict Covid-19 precautions.

Vehicle cleanliness – To protect all staff and passengers from infection, vehicles are thoroughly cleaned and sanitised before and after each trip.

Covid-19 symptom screening – All staff and passengers undergo screening for Covid-19 symptoms. Before embarking, questionnaires get completed for investigative and tracing purposes. Also, temperatures are measured, and hands are sanitised before departure and on arrival.

Compulsory protective measures – masks and sanitising hands. All staff and passengers must wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth in public spaces and throughout each trip. Regular sanitising and washing of hands are implemented upon embarking and disembarking the vehicle.

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