Cape Town to Johannesburg
9 Days; 8 Nights
Sep 06 – Sep 14, 2024
Day 1 — Cape Town, South Africa
Touch down in Cape Town, where wonderful sights, sounds, luxurious service, and gourmet foods and wine await. A representative will escort you to your hotel and assist you with check-in formalities.
Cape Town is a fabulously diverse and vibrant city, from its beautiful natural scenery to its colorful Cape Malay arts district. With Table Mountain rising behind the city skyline, Cape Town is undeniably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is surrounded by verdant valleys, magnificent coastlines, and stunning granite mountains. The city is abundantly endowed with a rich historical "Old World" ambiance, heightened by Victorian buildings, cobble-stoned squares, mosques, and Cape Dutch architecture.
Day 2 — Cape Town, South Africa
Leisurely breakfast before heading out for your introduction to South Africa. Ascend a cable car to the top of Table Mountain for stunning views of the mountainous coast and city.
Discover old Cape Town including Groote Kerk church, Greenmarket Square, Castle of Good Hope. Built by the Dutch East India Company, it later became a military installation. Then on to colorful Cape Malay with its vibrant houses. A walking tour takes you through the art district with a stop at Streetwires Art Collective where artisans create animals out of small beads and wires.
Day 3 — Free Day in the Cape Region
Free day –
Consider one of these activities on your own:
1) A full day exploring Cape Town.
2) A ferry ride that takes you to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned.
3) A visit to the philanthropic Uthando Community Project, an amazing collection of innovative, inspiring, and fun community development projects and charitable organizations across a broad spectrum of sectors.
4) Shark cage diving
Day 4 — Peninsula and Cape Point
Today, drive along the coast to the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point. This is considered by many as one of the most beautiful coastal roads in the world. Cape Point was believed to be the meeting point of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, but the actual point is 125 miles further up the coast at Cape Agulhas. Continue with your guide through charming fishing villages.
Stop as you please at antique shops and art galleries, or for a cappuccino at one of the seaside cafes. Climb the iconic lighthouse at Cape Point and admire rare plants at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. The highlight for most travelers is the stop at Boulder's Beach to see the breeding colony of endangered African penguins in their natural habitat. Head out to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve where you can keep an eye out for ostrich, monkeys, and antelope.
Afterwards, you will be dropped off at your hotel in the Cape Winelands area of Stellenbosch.
Day 5 — Cape Winelands and Stellenbosch
After breakfast at your hotel, meet your wine guide for your private full-day tour of the Cape Winelands with cheese and wine tasting (approx. 8 hours)
(Includes two wine tastings and a cheese tasting)
Day 6 — Sabi Sands and Mpumalanga
Depart the hotel after breakfast on your private transfer to Cape Town International Airport (approx. 45 mins) for your scheduled flight to Skukuza Airport to begin your safari adventure.
Depart Cape Town on South African Airlink scheduled flight #651 at 10:35 am (flight not included).
Arrive Skukuza Airport:
Upon arrival Skukuza Airport at 1:05pm, you will be met by a lodge representative and transferred to our lodge (approx. 2 hours). Arrive in time for lunch then depart on your first game drive this afternoon.
Day 7 and Day 8 — Sabi Sands and Mpumalanga
Venture out on another early morning safari drive, looking for the creatures you didn't get a chance to spot the day before. This afternoon you might want to take a nature walk or visit a local community. Then out on another game drive as you traverse the reserve. Spot trumpeting elephants, an elusive leopard, a pride of lion or around the corner another unexpected wildlife surprise may wait.
Tonight, go out on an evening game drive, in search for nocturnal species such as bush babies, genet or possibly a porcupine or fascinating pangolin.
Day 9 — Return Home or Travel to Your Next Destination
After breakfast at the lodge, you will be met and transferred by private vehicle from the lodge to Skukuza Airport or Nelspruit Airport (depending on your final destination).
Starting at $5,110 + Air (Cash/Check Price)
$5,260 + Air (Credit/Debit Card Price)
Starting at $6,610 + Air (Cash/Check Price)
$6,800 + Air (Credit/Debit Card Price)
DEPOSIT & FINAL PAYMENT –
Space is limited at these properties and commitments are needed to secure rooms. In order to move forward with this tour, we need deposits of $850 per person (nonrefundable).
In addition, certain special tour components may also require a deposit (gorilla trekking permit, etc.). This will be in addition to the aforementioned nonrefundable $850 deposit.
If any air is required/booked on behalf of travelers, the full airfare will be due at the time of booking and is generally non-refundable.
Final payment is due May 01, 2024.
Until May 01, 2024: the initial deposit is non-refundable, as well as any deposits made for any optional extensions. In some instances, a portion of these funds may be applied to different trip dates by agreement with the lodges/hotels.
May 02, 2024 and after: Final payment will be non-refundable. In some instances, a portion of these funds In some instances, a portion of these funds may be applied to different trip dates. This will be as offered by the hotels/lodges on the original itinerary. Time limits may apply.
Cancellation for internal air is 100% non-refundable at the time of ticketing.
Internal and International airfare is not included.
Prices are subject to change due to currency fluctuations, hotel pricing this far out, etc.
Victoria Falls – $1,250
2 nights at Ilala Lodge in a deluxe room, including breakfast, transfers, sundowner cruise, Victoria Falls walking tour, entrance fees, and airfare
Single Supplement $195
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