BEGINNING OUR EXPEDITION: Depart USA aboard your International flight to Europe to connect with our flight to Johannesburg.
CHANGE PLANES IN EUROPE: Depart Europe aboard your International flight to Johannesburg, South Africa.
SUN CITY: Upon your early morning arrival at the Johannesburg International Airport, you will be met by an English-speaking guide and transferred to Sun City. For your stay at the Deluxe (5) Star Palace hotel, where you will be lavished with their grand hospitality. The remainder of the afternoon; at leisure, to explore the complex on your own. Dinner at the Calabash Restaurant, where you will be met in a true African style the Calabash is where sensational tastes will meet from the North and South and will tantalize the most jaded taste buds.
SUN CITY/JOHANNESBURG: Breakfast at the hotel. Late morning transfer to Johannesburg. On our way, we will embark on a half-day tour to Soweto, the Name that is etched in the minds of every person that desires freedom and equality. It is the home for the great Nelson Mandela and Bishop Desmond Tutu. The ground of Soweto is soaked with the blood of the heroes that have died fighting for the cause of freedom against the might of the armed forces of South Africa. Men, woman and children alike have shed their blood in Soweto. We will have a stop at the Mandela house. We continue to Johannesburg to the luxurious Westcliff Hotel. Dinner at a local restaurant.
JOHANNESBURG, KAPAMA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE: After breakfast, we will board our deluxe motorcoach to transfer to one of the most famous national parks in the world and the oldest in Africa. Upon arrival embark on one of the most fascinating game drives you could ever take with an English-speaking ranger.
KRUGER NATIONAL PARK: Spend the next two days at leisure, your stay will be steeped in legend and history, the iconic Kruger National Park is waiting for you to explore its landscapes and spectacular legendary African wildlife. During your stay at this privately-owned deluxe lodge your breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included at the Lodge.
KAPAMA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE/CAPE TOWN: Today we bid this majestic place goodbye, after breakfast, we board our bus to transfer to Kruger Mpumalanga International airport, for your flight to Cape Town. Upon arrival, you will meet your new English-speaking guide and embark on a city orientation sightseeing tour, passing by the Company Gardens, the South African Museum, The Bo-Kaap, Houses of Parliament and the Castle of Good Hope. Continue to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
CAPE TOWN/ROBBEN ISLAND: After breakfast, transfer to Table Mountain. Since the first person laid eyes on Table Mountain, it has exerted its powerful and charismatic pull, enchanting and drawing any and all who fall under its spell. The way to the top has never been easy, and for many centuries only a handful of bold and enterprising people could say that they had climbed it. That is why we will take the aerial cable-way to the top. Since its opening in 1929, over 16 million people have taken the trip to the top of Table Mountain. The Table Mountain cable-way has since become something of a landmark in Cape Town and has carried some of Cape Town's most illustrious visitors including King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II, as well as Oprah Winfrey. After our adventure, we transfer to the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront to embark on a scheduled tour to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela served a gruesome prison sentence. Dinner and overnight at Southern Sun Waterfront.
FULL DAY WINELANDS: Today we will travel to Franschhoek for a visit to the Huguenot Museum and Memorial. Enjoy a wine tasting and cellar tour at one of the world-renowned wine estates in the region. After this enjoyable experience, we will continue to the historic town of Paarl simply a 40-minute drive outside Cape Town, at the foot of the second-largest granite outcrop in the world, you’ll find an unexpected jewel. The scenic beauty of the Paarl Valley compels visitors to get in the car and drive along the many scenic routes in the valley and along the surrounding mountains. The richness in fauna and flora even attracted the attention of Charles Darwin, father of the theory of evolution, when he visited Paarl in 1836. Continue to Stellenbosch, is a town in the Western province of South Africa, situated about 50 kilometers (31 mi) east of Cape Town, along the banks of the Eerste River. It is the second oldest European settlement in the province, after Cape Town. The town became known as the City of Oaks or Eikestad in Afrikaans to the large number of oak trees that were planted by its founder, Simon van der Stel to grace the streets and homesteads. Return to Cape Town for dinner.
FULL DAY CAPE PENINSULA: Embark on a full-day tour of the Cape Peninsula, drive via Camps Bay to Hout Bay for a cruise to Seal Island. Continue to Cape Point Nature Reserve, located at the southwestern tip of Africa, in the Cape of Good Hope section of the Table Mountain National Park, Cape Point has captivated travelers for centuries with its dramatic scenery and fascinating history. Via Chapman’s Peak Drive winds its way between Noordhoek and Hout Bay. Situated on the Atlantic Coast, at the south-western tip of South Africa, it is one of the most spectacular marine drives anywhere in the world. The 9km route, with its 114 curves, skirts the rocky coastline of Chapman's Peak, the 593m high southerly extension of Constantia Berg. The drive offers stunning 180° views with many areas along the route where you can stop and take in the scenery Visit the craft-market outside Cape Point, visit Boulders Beach Penguin Colony. Return to your hotel for overnight.
CAPE TOWN/GANSBAAI: Gansbaai is known as the great white shark capital of the world and is only a two-hour scenic drive from Cape Town. It is here that Great White Shark Tours will make your dreams come true! The experienced crew will share their vast knowledge of the water world where they operate when they take you to view great white sharks from the surface or underwater from a cage. This marine wonderland is the closest place in the world where you can safely see these apex predators in their natural environment.
CAPE TOWN/USA: Day of Leisure. Tonight, we bid farewell to our memorable journey to this most fascinating and beautiful country.
Arrive mid-day in the USA
NOTE: Schedule is subject to change due to various factors and expedition guide’s discretion.
* Flight times, flight numbers, equipment, gates, and seats are subject to change. For the most current information check the airline website
AIR: Includes roundtrip from departure city in the USA and return. Flights are subject to airline schedules and may change without notice.
GROUND/TRANSFERS: Transfers and ground transportation to\from airport/hotel by Deluxe Air-conditioned motor coaches. Land Only passengers responsible for transportation to and from airport/hotel.
HOTELS: Deluxe Five Star Class hotel accommodations. Priced on the basis of two persons sharing a room with a private bath and shower. A limited number of single rooms are available at regular supplement prices.
MEALS: Breakfast & dinner daily
SIGHTSEEING: As and wherever indicated on the itinerary, including the services of English speaking guides as well as entrance fees to all places of interest listed in your itinerary.
GUIDES: Daily guided tour by licensed Guide among the most knowledgeable in the country.
PORTERAGE: Fees and charges for the porterage of one piece of baggage per person not to exceed 50lbs, in connection with all transfers and at airports throughout the entire itinerary are included. An overnight bag may also be carried, provided it remains in the possession of the passenger at all times. This bag, although carried personally, is considered part of your total luggage allowance.
SERVICE CHARGES AND TAXES: Service charges as required by hotel management and taxes as imposed by national and/or local governments and/or governments and/or administrations (wherever these are normally added to the bill.) on the date of this brochure are included.
OTHER: Tips, Taxes, Airport Taxes, and Fuel Surcharges ARE INCLUDED in the selling price.
Excess baggage fees, passport fees, visa fees if applicable, lunches, items of a personal nature such as in-room service, laundry, etc., soft drinks, beverages that are not on the regular table d’hote menu, trip or baggage insurance. Any service whatsoever not indicated in the itinerary and/or the above list of included features.
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