10 Days
Air-Inclusive

Overview

Explore the beauty of the Cape Peninsula and the Cape Winelands. Safari in the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park and witness the breathtaking Victoria Falls.


Itinerary

Day 1

Traveling

Depart from New York (JFK) or Washington Dulles (IAD) for your South African Airways flight to South Africa.

Day 2

Cape Town

On arrival in Johannesburg you will connect onwards for your flight on South African Airways to Cape Town. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at Commodore Hotel

Day 3

CAPE TOWN

After breakfast you will be met and depart for your scheduled full day Cape Peninsula tour.

Depart the hotel and flank the Atlantic Ocean en route to Hout Bay. Once a fishing community, it is now one of the most popular residential areas. The harbor still has a charm of days gone by. You’ll have a chance to join a half-hour cruise to Seal Island (optional trip for own account +/- R70) or, for the not so adventurous, the fish market Mariners Wharf is a must.

The tour continues over the famous Chapman’s Peak drive, weather permitting. With a 200-meter drop on one side and a 200-meter rise on the other, you will make your way south following the Atlantic Ocean until you reach Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope. Said to be the romantic meeting place of the two mighty oceans, the Atlantic and the Indian, Sir Francis Drake the Explorer once called it "the fairest cape that we saw in the whole circumference of the globe." And rightly so, it must be the highlight of any visit to the Mother City, if not South Africa. Your optional lunch stop is at the Fish Hoek Galley.

You’ll pass the naval base of Simonstown as you continue along the coast en route to see the Jackass penguin colony, which has become well established at Boulders Beach near Simonstown. Your last stop of the day is at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens (optional +/- R65), home of some 3,500 species of Southern African fauna and flora. You’ll return to the hotel in the late afternoon, having seen some of the best the Cape has to offer.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at Commodore Hotel

Day 4

CAPE TOWN

After breakfast you will be met at the hotel and depart for a scheduled tour of the Cape Winelands. You will depart from the hotel and head north to Paarl. Your first stop is for a morning wine tasting at Nelsons Creek Estate. After a tour through their cellars, there is a chance to sample some of their local wines as well as a cheese tasting. A brief city tour of Paarl follows, before you make your way to Franschhoek with a photo stop at the Groot Drakenstein Prison, where Nelson Mandela was released in 1990. This little village nestled amongst the mountains can easily be mistaken for a little Switzerland.

After a short tour of the town, a second wine tasting will be enjoyed in Franschhoek followed by a lunch stop and perhaps a chance to savor some of the fresh trout for which Franschhoek is renowned.

After lunch, the tour continues to the university town of Stellenbosch. It is easy to understand why Simon van der Stel decided to settle a village here amongst the mountains. The backdrop of the Hottentots Holland Mountains, the white gabled Cape Dutch homesteads and the oak-lined streets and lanes all combine to give this place a charm that will not be quickly forgotten. Time permitting, you will also enjoy a third and final wine tasting. Then you will set off for your return to the Mother City.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at Commodore Hotel

Day 5-6

PILANESBERG NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast you will be transferred to Cape Town International Airport for your flight to Johannesburg. On arrival you will be met and transferred to Pilanesberg National Park.

Spend the next 2 nights on safari.

Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge is where Mother Nature and guests meet in perfect harmony, located on the slopes of an ancient volcano. Learn about the stunning diversity of fauna and flora, including the Big Five - Lion, Elephant, White and Black Rhino, Buffalo and Leopard - whilst you experience the majestic beauty of Africa on game drives.

Overnight on a full board basis at Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge

Day 7

VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE

After breakfast, transfer to OR Tambo International Airport for your flight to Victoria Falls Airport. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

This afternoon you will go on a sundowner cruise on the Zambezi River.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at The Kingdom Hotel

Day 8

VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE

This morning enjoy a tour of the Victoria Falls.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at The Kingdom Hotel

Day 9

Departure

Enjoy the morning at leisure until your transfer from the hotel to Victoria Falls Airport for your flight to Johannesburg and onward connection to the US.

Day 10

TRAVELING

Arrival in the United States at New York JFK or Washington Dulles IAD airport.


Includes

Round trip coach air on South African Airways from New York (JFK) or Washington (IAD) Airport to Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport; Domestic coach air in South Africa as per the itinerary (Johannesburg - Cape Town - Johannesburg - Victoria Falls - Johannesburg); Accommodation as per the itinerary; Most meals as per the itinerary (7 x breakfast, 2 x lunch, 2 x dinner); Ground transfers as per the itinerary; All park fees and safari activities; Scheduled Cape Peninsula Tour; Scheduled Winelands Tour


Excludes

Add-on air from other U.S. cities; Any meals or services not mentioned above; Entrance fees on Cape Peninsula tour to Kirstenbosch, Seal Island cruise; Any items of personal expense, i.e. drinks, telephone calls, laundry etc.; Gratuities for rangers/guides/drivers