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South Africa and Beyond

This package includes flights, ultimate luxury in Cape Town and on safari plus sightseeing of the mighty Victoria Falls and so much more...
South Africa and Beyond

What we like...

  • Stay on the V&A Waterfront, the tourism hub of Cape Town
  • Explore the surrounding areas with a Private Full Day Cape Peninsula and Winelands Tours
  • Safari in the Thornybush Private Game Reserve
  • Expose yourself to the African wild, in an open walled suite in Victoria Falls 
Total from
$6,250
pp
Offer based per person on 2 adults sharing for departures from New York John F Kennedy (JFK) valid between January 10 - 31, 2015 and February 12 - May 31, 2015 and August 11 - September 30, 2015 and also November 01 - 30, 2015

Itinerary

Day 1

 
Depart from New York or Washington DC for your South African Airways flight to South Africa.
 

Day 2

 
On arrival in Johannesburg you will connect onwards for your 2 hour flight on South African Airways to Cape Town, where on arrival you will be met for your transfer to your hotel.
 
Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at The Table Bay Hotel
 

Day 3

 
After breakfast you will be met by your local English speaking driver-guide 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, 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" 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, 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 4

 
After breakfast your local English speaking driver-guide will meet you at the hotel for a tour of the Cape wine region. We will depart from the hotel and head north to Paarl. Our first stop is for our 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 we make our 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 amongst the mountains. The backdrop of the Hottentots Holland Mountains, the white gabled Cape Dutch homesteads and the oak lined streets and lanes all blend in to give this place a charm that will not be quickly forgotten. Time permitting we will include a third and final wine tasting. Then we set off for our return to the Mother City.
 
Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at The Table Bay Hotel
 

Day 5

 
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. Perhaps take time to explore the vibrant V&A Waterfront with its many shops, restaurants and activities available as well as the fascinating Two Oceans Aquarium. In the summer months maybe head for the white sand beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay for people watching and soaking up the African Sun. Whatever else, you will not be at a loss for things to do!
 
Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at The Table Bay Hotel
 

Day 6

 
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, which lies adjacent to the Greater Kruger National Park. Here you will enjoy the next few days experiencing exclusive safari adventures in both open Land Rovers, and on foot. The private reserve is home to an abundance of species including the "Big Five". Being predominantly open savannah and with a near perfect year round climate, it is the ideal African safari holiday destination in the lap of luxury.
 
Overnight on a fully inclusive basis at Thornybush Game Lodge
 

Day 7

 
Enjoy morning and late afternoon game safaris in the African bush with experienced game rangers and Shangaan trackers. Game drives are undertaken at the best times of the day to avoid the harsh African sun whilst the rest of your day may be enjoyed at leisure at the lodge. From hearty breakfasts to gourmet dinners and enthralling game safaris, you are sure to be tantalized during your stay.
 
Overnight on a fully inclusive basis at Thornybush Game Lodge
 

Day 8

 
Enjoy game drives from the lodge, walking safaris or simply relax in luxury in the heart of the African bush.
 
Overnight on a fully inclusive basis at Thornybush Game Lodge
 

Day 9

 
After an early morning game drive and breakfast, transfer to Hoedspruit Airport for your flight to Johannesburg.
 
You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel.
 
Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at 54 on Bath
 

Day 10

 
After breakfast, transfer to Johannesburg International Airport for your flight to Livingstone.
On arrival you will be met by your local English speaking representative who will transfer you to your lodge.
 
Stanley Safari Lodge is the perfect gateway to the mighty Victoria Falls and the exclusive get-away in an African setting. Set on a hill bordering the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and overlooking unspoilt bush, Stanley Safari Lodge is only 3km from the Victoria Falls. The views are splendid: the spray of the Falls in the distance, the mighty Zambezi river and on top of that beautiful African sunsets. From either the main garden, the infinity pool or from the privacy of your room, views are unmatched. The atmosphere at Stanley Safari Lodge is tranquil and intimate, with only 10 private cottages or suites they are able to give you an unmatched level of entirely personalized service.
 
Once you have had time to freshen up, enjoy the afternoon with a cruise on the Zambezi River. From the boat you might see some wildlife and of course Africa´s magical sunsets. Drinks and snacks are included.
 
For dinner, the private table set-up ensures you can enjoy your meal from any place you desire. Just pick a spot: on the upper deck, in the wine cellar, outdoors under the stars or in the infinity pool? Or maybe you would like to have a romantic private dinner in the room? It´s all possible at Stanley Safari Lodge. The European-style cuisine with an African twist will make sure it will meet your appetite.
 
Overnight on a fully inclusive basis at Stanley Safari Lodge
 

Day 11

 
This morning enjoy a tour of the Victoria Falls. The majority of the tour takes place on the other side of the gorge, which is the best for photographic reasons. The best seasons to see the Falls are roughly mid June to mid September (start of the dry season) or mid November to mid January (start of rainy season). Between mid January and mid June the Falls are at its highest, which also means the spray is enormous and part of the view is blocked. Mind your cameras, because you will get wet! As for mid September to mid November, those are the hot dry months and the Falls do dry up to a certain extent. During the months when the spray is big and its full moon, the lunar rainbow is visible. It can be quite spectacular to see a rainbow at night! Usually this phenomena occurs from mid June to mid September and mid January to mid April.
 
Overnight on a fully inclusive basis at Stanley Safari Lodge
 

Day 12

 
Morning at leisure until your transfer from the lodge to Livingstone Airport for your flight to Johannesburg.
 

Day 13

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

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 – Cape Town - Johannesburg – Hoedspruit – Johannesburg – Livingstone – Johannesburg); Accommodation as per the itinerary; Most meals as per the itinerary (10x breakfast, 5x lunch, 5 x dinner); Ground transfers as per the itinerary; All park fees and safari activities; Scheduled Cape Peninsula Tour; Scheduled Winelands Tour ~ Guided tour of the Victoria Falls; Zambezi sunset cruise
 

Excludes

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

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Total from
$6,250
pp
Offer based per person on 2 adults sharing for departures from New York John F Kennedy (JFK) valid between January 10 - 31, 2015 and February 12 - May 31, 2015 and August 11 - September 30, 2015 and also November 01 - 30, 2015

Price is per person based on double occupancy. Valid as of January 01, 2015 for departures from New York (JFK) between January 10 - 31, 2015 and February 12 - May 31, 2015 and August 11 - September 30, 2015 and also November 01 - 30, 2015 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.