Comrades Marathon, Cape Town and Safari

Explore the world-famous Valley of a 1000 Hills before participating in the world's largest and oldest ultramarathon race. Spend 4 nights in Cape Town's famed waterfront followed by 3 nights on safari.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: TRAVELING

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

 

DAY 2: DURBAN

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

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani Hotel

 
 

DAY 3: DURBAN

After breakfast you will be met and depart for your private full day drive of the route and Valley of 1000 Hills tour.

En route you will stop for some lunch.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani Hotel

Superior Room at Maharani Tower
 
 

DAY 4: DURBAN

You will be transferred to the start point and at the end of the race you will be transferred to your hotel.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani Hotel

Superior Double double room at Maharani Tower Superior Double Room at Elangeni Tower Standard Surcharge room at Elangeni Tower
 
 

DAY 5: DURBAN

A full day at leisure to explore the beautiful coastlines of Durban.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani Hotel

Double room at Maharani Tower Suite Suite
 
 

DAY 6: DURBAN

Another day at leisure.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani Hotel

Suite Facilities Exterior
 
 

DAY 7: CAPE TOWN

After breakfast you will be transferred to King Shaka International Airport for your flight to Cape Town. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at Southern Sun Waterfront

CT Aerial
 
 

DAY 8: CAPE TOWN

After breakfast you will be met for your full day tour of the Cape Peninsula. 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) 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 for own account), 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 Southern Sun Waterfront

 
 

DAY 9: CAPE TOWN

After breakfast you will be met at the hotel for your tour of the Cape wine region. 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 Southern Sun Waterfront

 
 

DAY 10: CAPE TOWN

Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore the beautiful city of Cape Town. Maybe take a trip in the cable car up Table Mountain or a boat ride for a poignant visit to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for many years.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at Southern Sun Waterfront

Table Mountain Cableway Table Mountain Robben Island
 
 

DAYS 11 - 13: THORNYBUSH GAME RESERVE

After breakfast you will be met and transferred to Cape Town International Airport for your flight to Johannesburg and onwards connection to Hoedspruit Airport.

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your lodge in the Thornybush Game Reserve.

Spend the next 3 nights on safari.

Overnight on a full board basis at Thornybush Monwana Lodge

 
 

DAY 14: DEPARTURE

After an early morning safari game drive and breakfast, transfer to Hoedspruit Airport for your flight to Johannesburg and onward connection to the US.

 

DAY 15: TRAVELING

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

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Round trip coach air on South African Airways from New York (JFK) or Washington (IAD) Airport to South Africa OR Tambo International Airport; Domestic coach air in South Africa as per the itinerary (Johannesburg - Durban - Cape Town - Johannesburg - Hoedspruit - Johannesburg); Accommodation as per the itinerary; Most meals as per the itinerary (12 x breakfast, 3 x lunch, 3 x dinner); Scheduled Cape Peninsula tour; Scheduled Winelands tour; Ground transfers as per the itinerary; All park fees and safari activities.

 

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. 

 

Your accommodation is as outlined in the itinerary above. All our programs are full customizable to your needs. Should you wish to substitute your accommodation to any of our preferred Partner hotels, please feel free to speak to our Africa Experts.

Call us on 1-855-359-7228

Air-Inclusive from
$4,899
pp
Offer based per person on 2 adults sharing for departures from New York John F Kennedy (JFK) valid for travel between June 06 - 12, 2018

Price is per person based on double occupancy. Valid as of July 14, 2017 for departure from New York (JFK) or Washington Dulles (IAD) between June 06 - 12, 2018 with the same itinerary available at higher prices during other travel periods. Other departure points and domestic flights within the U.S. can be booked. Price for other departure cities and/or travel dates may vary. Subject to availability and currency exchange rate fluctuations. Prices are valid for new bookings only, are not retroactive and may change without notice. Package includes all government and airline imposed taxes and fees. Baggage and optional service fees, cancellation charges and other restrictions may apply.