DELUXE 15 DAY/12 NIGHT SOUTH AFRICAN CULTURAL ADVENTURE AND SAFARI
Welcome to Southern Africa, one of the most beautiful and diverse countries on earth, and a world-class destination for every type of traveler. From the safari lands to the fast-paced bustling city life, each of the Southern African Countries all have their own paradise. Choose your calling: safari wildlife, thrilling adventures, cultural roots, coastal beaches, scenic beauty, city lifestyle, or just find your perfect adventure!
Are you celebrating a milestone birthday, anniversary, a romantic honeymoon/getaway, or just want to experience the wonders of Africa with friends and family? Why not celebrate your momentous occasions under the African skies? All you must do is relax, have lots of fun and recharge.
South African Package Details
This amazing journey takes you on an adventure where you will experience the vibrant culture, scenic beauty and natural wonders of South Africa. Visit all the spectacular cities such as the vibrant, hustle and bustle of Johannesburg, the Safari Lands of Mpumalanga, and of course the tranquil panoramic sea side city of Cape Town.
Day 1: Depart Atlanta onto your transatlantic flight to Johannesburg. Arrive in Johannesburg the following day.
Day 2: Upon arrival at Oliver Tambo Airport in Johannesburg, you will be met by a driver and transferred to your hotel for some relaxation. Da Vinci hotel hotel Johannesburg (BB)
Day 2: This morning will be at your leisure. In the afternoon around 12noon you will be picked up by your local English-speaking driver/guide where you will be taken to Maboneng: A neighborhood with galleries, cultural spaces, restaurants and shops, where you can enjoy a wonderful dinner at your own accord. Then later return to your hotel – Da Vinci Hotel Sandton Johannesburg (BB).
Day 3: After breakfast you will be met by your local English-speaking driver/guide around 8:30am where you will start your City tour of Johannesburg. You will enjoy activities that Include: City Hall, colonial buildings, Rissik Street Post Office) historic building from 1897), Mary Fitzgerald Squire, sculptures, The Nelson Mandela Bridge. Newtown Cultural Precinct – home to Mary Fitzgerald Square, the historic Market Theatre, and Museum Africa., The constitutional hill has remarkable history about South Africa Law. You will get to learn about the injustices of South Africa’s past while observing the process by which freedom was won and is now protected. From the rebellious Boer soldiers who fought with the British soldiers at the turn of the century, the youth caught up in the Soweto Uprising, to the dawn of democracy and the building of South Africa’s constitutional Court, Constitution Hill has witnessed it all. On the other hand, Apartheid Museum is for those who would like to experience and understand what apartheid South Africa was really like. By visiting this place, one will understand how suffer it is being teared by differences and how beautiful it is being united by differences. Return to hotel Da Vinci Hotel Sandton Johannesburg (BB).
Day 4: After breakfast you will be met by your local English-speaking driver/guide to start your Soweto tour. Visiting Soweto is definitely highly recommended. It is the most culturally enriching experience. An absolute MUST DO. Pass through the Chris Hani Baragwaneth Hospital in Soweto (a hospital established during World War II for the British Military). From there head to the very popular and emotional Mandela House on Vilakazi Street where the former South African statesman, revolutionary and philanthropist Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) lived before he was jailed for 27 years for advocating for the rights of black people who were being oppressed by the Apartheid Government. Stop for lunch in Soweto on Vilakazi Street .Just down the street is the house of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu who was a compatriot to Nelson Mandela in the struggle for freedom in South Africa (both of them are Nobel-prize Winners) You will then be driving through South Africa’s oldest and largest township, get to view the slums and shanty towns that have become established over the years as a result of deep rooted poverty and high unemployment levels. You will even enjoy the privilege of chatting with some locals going on about their business from housewives to barbers on the street corner (open-air), sculpture designers, carpenters, flea market stalls and the like. Pass Gandhi Square with its statue of Gandhi on your way to the Apartheid Museum. Spend two hours exploring the museum’s impressive exhibits. Visit the Hector Pieterson Memorial, named for a young boy who was killed during a 1976 student uprising against apartheid during which 70 people died. See the Regina Mundi Church, Freedom Square, and the World Cup Stadium before being transported back to your hotel. Da Vinci Hotel Sandton Johannesburg (BB).
Day 5: Please enjoy a day of leisure and shopping. You will then be met and transported to an evening of dinner and dancing and then transported back to the hotel where you will rest for your morning flight to the Kruger National Park for a Safari Da Vinci Hotel Sandton Johannesburg (BB).
Day 6: After breakfast you will be met and transferred to OR Tambo International Airport for your flight to Hoedspruit Airport. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your lodge in the Kapama 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 destination. If time permits you will be able to take an evening game drive before dinner. Overnight on a full board basis at a lodge of your choice: The River Lodge (FB)
Day 7: You will enjoy an early morning game drive at around 5: am in the morning and return back and enjoy a wonderful breakfast. The rest of the day or you can enjoy one of many activities such as Bush walks (included in the tariff), Kapama Karula Spa, River Lodge Spa, interaction, Hoedspruit, Romantic, Photographic or Hot Air Ballooning. Around 4:30 prepare for your evening game drive before your dinner at the Boma (weather permitting) Overnight on a full board basis at a lodge of your choice: The River Lodge (FB)
Day 8: After breakfast you will then go in a panoramic view of the Lowveld. You will enjoy the Blyde River Canyon witch consist of the following viewpoints: Three Rondavels, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, an unusual geological formation and well worth the visit. These giant potholes formed at the confluence of the Blyde and Treur rivers and mark the beginning of the Blyde River Canyon. Gods Window and Pinnacle. You will also get to see Lisbon and berlin Falls to make this and exciting day and get a full picture of this beautiful area The Blyde River Canyon’s lush subtropical foliage makes it the world’s largest ‘green canyon. Return back to the safari lodge The River Lodge (FB)
Day 9: After breakfast you will be met at the front lobby and transferred to the airport for your Domestic flight to Cape Town. In Cape Town you will be met by a driver and transportation to take you to your hotel. The evening will be at your leisure. Commodore hotel (BB)
Day 10: After breakfast you will be met by your local English-speaking driver/guide for a full-day tour to explore the beautiful city of Cape Town. Maybe take a trip in the cable car up Table Mountain (weather permitting). Green Market square. Drive past Houses of parliament and City Hall. If time permits, in the afternoon take a boat ride for a poignant visit to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for many years. If time permits or at your leisure take time to explore the vibrant V&A Waterfront with its many shops, restaurants where you can enjoy a lovely evening dinner to wine down the day. Commodore hotel (BB)
Day 11: After breakfast you will be met by your local English-speaking driver/guide for your full-day tour of the Cape Peninsula and Table Mountain (weather permitting) if not done the previous day.. Drive along the Atlantic Seaboards 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. 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. There will be a lunch at the Fish Hoek Galley. You’ll continue to 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 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. Commodore hotel (BB)
Day 12: After breakfast your local English-speaking driver/guide will meet you at the hotel for a tour of the Cape wine region. You will depart from the hotel and head north to Paarl. A brief city tour of Paarl follows, before you make your way to Franschhoek. After a short tour of the town, you will go to the Solms Delta Vineyard. After a tour through their cellars, there is a chance to sample some of their local wines as well as a cheese tasting. followed by a lunch where perhaps you will a 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, the second oldest town in South Africa. 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. Commodore hotel (BB)
Day 13: Day of Leisure-shopping/relaxing. Meet around 5:30pm for a final farewell dinner and some social time with local South Africans. Commodore hotel (BB)
Day 14: After breakfast you will be met at the hotel lobby and taken to the Cape Town International airport for your flight to the United States of America
Day 15: Arrive USA
Roundtrip Trans-Atlantic Air & Inter-Country Air
- Sandton/Johannesburg DA Vinci Hotel (BB) Standard room.
- Kapama River Lodge (FB)
- Cape Town Commodore Hotel (BB)
* Entrance Fees Transfers and Tours as per itinerary 14 Breakfast, 3 Lunches, 5 Dinners
- Visas, if required Medical and travel insurance Lunches and dinners on certain days
- Water and snacks on motor coach Items of personal nature Gratuities
- Any items not mentioned as included.
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Prices vary based on various personal desires, availability, currency exchanges, etc.
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- Hotel: Da Vinci Hotel: Located adjacent to Nelson Mandela Square where the finest shops in Sandton await you. The Da Vinci is a contemporary masterpiece that has been built with unparalleled attention to detail. Featuring a private art collection that adorns the ground floor entrance and rooms designed to captivate you.
- KAPAMA GAME RESERVE – KAPAMA RIVER LODGE Named after the magnificent Kapama River, the Kapama River Lodge sets near Kruger National Park in the Kapama Private Game Reserve. To spend a charming and well spent holiday, Kapama River Lodge is the finest place to stay. The five-star lodge promises a fun-filled and comfortable stay. Being in the province of Limpopo, Kapama River Lodge gives the guests an exceptional opportunity for game viewing, as the Limpopo province is home to an extensive wildlife covering about 13000 hectares with wilderness and a mammoth Drakensberg mountain range that leads to the Kruger National Park. Hotel:
- Commodore Hotel: Located in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, The Commodore Hotel provides sweeping views of Table Mountain, Cape Town Harbor and Robben Island. With all the services that you require, The Commodore is the perfect hotel, in the perfect city.
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Reservations: Should be made well in advance as lodges are limited in size, and some sell out. To assure your first choice of accommodation, early reservation is advised.
Deposit: A non-refundable deposit (which will be applied to your final payment) equal to 20% of your total tour cost is required to book your space. If departure date is within 65 days, full payment is required to book your space.
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INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE: Accommodations: As specified in the itinerary, or similar, will be provided in hotels, lodges and camps, based on two persons sharing a room with private bath or shower. We may substitute hotels, camps, and lodges when we consider necessary or appropriate. Service charges and taxes are included for all accommodations. Single
Accommodations: If available, are at additional cost, as indicated in the programs. If you are traveling solo and want to share a room, we can try to fulfill your request. Elite Travel and Safaris Inc., however, shall not be responsible or liable for any claims or issues arising out of the roommate pairing. If a single room is utilized due to unavailability of a roommate, or roommate cancellation, the single supplement will be charged. Please note our tours are based on a minimum of two people.
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Sightseeing: as specified in each itinerary. We try to use the most modern, comfortable transportation available in the locality, with English speaking drivers/guides. There may be seasonal closure of some attractions. Tour
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