11 Days
Air-Inclusive
Departs Daily

Overview

This package is perfect for families that would like to experience all that South Africa has to offer in a malaria free environment...


Itinerary

Day 1

Traveling

Depart from New York (JFK) or Washington Dulles (IAD) for your outbound flight to South Africa. Begin your journey by experiencing the warmth and hospitality of South Africa by flying on South African Airways.

Day 2

JOHANNESBURG View Accommodation

Upon arrival in Johannesburg you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Sandton.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at the Sandton Sun Hotel

Day 3

JOHANNESBURG

After breakfast, depart on a full day excursion to the Cradle of Humankind.

We’re going right back to our beginnings, to the exceptional World Heritage Site of The Cradle of Humankind. The superb Maropeng Visitor Centre is truly an exciting, world class exhibition, focusing on the development of humans and our ancestors over the past few million years.

From past to present, we’ll be exploring five cultures at the Lesedi Cultural Village, heart and home to families of a range of African tribes, all living harmoniously in traditional homesteads.

You’ll be right there experiencing the warmth and hospitality of people from the Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele, Sotho and Pedi cultures, and you’ll find it fascinating!

Our multilingual, multi-visual orientation depicts the history of South Africa, and will deepen your understanding of the complexity of our multicultural community.

We will enjoy a traditional African meal, a fine way to round off a day of new experiences and fresh insights.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at the Sandton Sun Hotel

Day 4

SHAMWARI PRIVATE GAME RESERVE View Accommodation

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Johannesburg Airport for your flight to Port Elizabeth. On arrival in Port Elizabeth you will be met and transferred to Shamwari Game Reserve where you will spend the next 3 nights on safari.

Overnight on a fully inclusive basis at Shamwari Riverdene Lodge

Day 5

SHAMWARI PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

A day on safari!

At Shamwari Game Reserve, they believe in providing their guests with the full African experience. In addition to being malaria-free and under the stunning expanse of the South African sky, staying at Riverdene Family Lodge affords you optimal comfort for an unforgettable family safari.

The game viewing drives are available for morning and evening trips, as this is when the animals are most active. The vehicles are open and comfortable, and give you a panoramic view of the area.

Overnight on a fully inclusive basis at Shamwari Riverdene Lodge

Day 6

SHAMWARI PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

Another day on safari!

Overnight on a fully inclusive basis at Shamwari Riverdene Lodge

Day 7

CAPE TOWN View Accommodation

Transfer from Shamwari Game Reserve to Port Elizabeth Airport for your flight to Cape Town.

Upon arrival in Cape Town, you will be met and transferred to the Table Bay Hotel conveniently located at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. Built around an actual working harbor, the V & A Waterfront offers a number of activities for all the family to enjoy.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at the Table Bay Hotel

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 colder Atlantic Ocean en route to Hout Bay. Once a fishing community and now one of the most popular residential areas, the harbor still has a charm of days gone by. A chance to join the M.V "Circe" for a half hour cruise to "Seal Island" (at an additional cost) or for the not so adventurous, the fish market "Mariners Wharf" is a must. The tour now continues over the famous Chapman’s Peak drive – if open, with a 200 meter drop on one side and a 200 meter rise on the other, as we make our way south, following the Atlantic Ocean until we 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. Our optional lunch stop today is at the Fish Hoek Galley. We pass the naval base of Simonstown as we continue along the Indian Ocean, en route to see the Jackass penguin colony, which has become well established at Boulders Beach near Simonstown. Our last stop of the day is at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens (optional - additional cost), home of some 3,500 species of Southern African fauna and flora. We 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 the Table Bay Hotel

Day 9

Cape Town

After breakfast 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. In the summer months, maybe head for the white sand beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay. Whatever else, you will not be at a loss for fun filled things for a family to enjoy!

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at the Table Bay Hotel

Day 10

Departure

After breakfast you will be transferred to Cape Town Airport for your flight to Johannesburg and onward connection to the U.S.A.

Day 11

Traveling

Arrival in the United States at New York (JFK) or Washington Dulles (IAD) airports.


Includes

Round trip coach air on South African Airways from New York John F Kennedy or Washington Dulles Airports to Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport; Domestic coach air in South Africa as per the itinerary (Johannesburg - Port Elizabeth - Cape Town - Johannesburg); Accommodation as per the itinerary; Most meals as per the itinerary (8 x breakfast, 3 x lunch, 3 x dinner); Cape Peninsula 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