Day 1: Depart USA. Depart from New York or Washington, DC for your flight to Johannesburg, South Africa on South African Airways.
Day 2: Arrive Cape Town
Upon arrival at Johannesburg International Airport you will go through immigration and clear customs, re-check your bags and then proceed to the Domestic Terminal for your onward flight to Cape Town. Then upon arrival at Cape Town Airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. Accommodation: Your choice of Cape Town Hotel (The Commodore Hotel, The Table Bay Hotel, The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa).
Day 3: Cape Town – Wineland Tour
Today you will be taken on a half day Winelands tour. While South Africa's fertile valleys are world famous for their crisp white and classic French-style red wines, the Winelands area is also a treasury of rustic beauty and sprawling estates shaded by giant oak trees. 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. See some of the wine estates that were developed by early settlers who produced the wines sought after by Napoleon, Bismark and royalty such as Edward VII. Stop for a wine-tasting on an estate, where you will have the opportunity to purchase some of the wines. Accommodation: Your choice of Cape Town Hotel (The Commodore Hotel, The Table Bay Hotel, The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa). Includes: (B).
Day 4: Cape Town – Day at leisure
Enjoy an optional helicopter ride from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront to the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa. See the amazing sights of Cape Town, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Enjoy the stunning views of the V&A Waterfront with its hotels, shops and restaurants, as you travel west on the breathtaking scenic flight along the beautiful beaches of the Cape Atlantic Coast. (Not included in cost of tour, pricing upon request.) Accommodation: Your choice of Cape Town Hotel (The Commodore Hotel, The Table Bay Hotel, The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa) Includes: (B).
Day 5: Cape Town – Day at leisure
Today is a day of leisure to enjoy the wonderful city of Cape Town. Cape Town is a city with a diverse range of attractions, sights and activities to offer and has something for everyone. From the landmark beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay to the vibrant V&A Waterfront and Cape Town city center, the award-winning wine farms of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek - time spent in Cape Town will not be forgotten. Cape Town is a sophisticated city at the gateway to a majestic continent. The Mother City is a place where old and new harmoniously converge – in history, architecture, cultural pursuits and the essence of its people. Warmed by the African sun, the City is dominated by a towering, table-shaped mountain, set on a peninsula of soaring, rocky heights and lush valleys, where two oceans converge – Indian and Atlantic. Immense natural beauty, and the fast pace and bright lights of a great urban center meld effortlessly here. Firmly positioned on the international map, Cape Town offers a myriad things to do and places to see, whatever your tastes, inclinations or budget. Accommodation: Your choice of Cape Town Hotel (The Commodore Hotel, The Table Bay Hotel, The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa) Includes: (B).
Day 6: Thornybush Private Game Reserve or Timbavati Private Game
Today you will be transferred from your Hotel to Cape Town Airport in time for your scheduled flight to Johannesburg. On arrival at Johannesburg Airport connect with your scheduled flight to Hoedspruit. Upon arrival at Hoedspruit you will be met and transferred to your lodge. If you are looking for spectacular views, understated comfort and ethnic ambience that blends harmoniously with nature; Jackalberry Lodge in Thornybush Private Game Reserve is ideal. Whether you come alone or as part of a group, you will find Jackalberry Lodge the perfect remedy for the stresses of work and city living. Jackalberry Lodge has a background of the towering majesty of the Drakensberg Mountains providing the backdrop for this safari lodge. This intimate camp offers magnificent views and under-stated comfort. Jackalberry Lodge can accommodate up to 16 people in comfortable family suites, luxury suites and double chalets, all with air-conditioning.
The Royal Legend Safari Lodge is located along the banks of a seasonal river in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park. Each chalet was built with minimum intrusion into the natural environment, and guests can appreciate an almost unbroken view of the river from the comfort of their beds through the glass doors on two sides of the chalet. Individually decorated with understated luxury, all the chalets have air-conditioning and large mosquito nets over the beds and all have spacious en suite bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers. Accommodation: Jackalberry Lodge or Royal Legend Safari Lodge. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 7: Thornybush Private Game Reserve or Timbavati Private Game
This morning you will enjoy a game viewing activity in this spectacular wildlife kingdom. Spend the hottest part of the day relaxing around the pool or perhaps take a siesta to make up for the early morning wake-up call. In the afternoon you will be taken on another unforgettable safari through the unspoiled African bush. Jackalberry Lodge in Thornybush Private Game Reserve, adjoining the Greater Kruger National Park, is one of the world’s premier ‘Big Five’ game viewing areas. Game drives in open safari vehicles with highly trained rangers and trackers offer the privilege of experiencing a true bushveld environment, as well as the prospect of seeing Africa’s ‘Big Five’ at close quarters. The spa at Royal Legend provides massages, manicures, pedicures and facials to ensure ultimate relaxation. For those who feel the need to exercise, a gym is equipped with everything needed for a full workout. A large Jacuzzi and sauna are on hand to complete the experience. Accommodation: Jackalberry Lodge or Royal Legend Safari Lodge. includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 8: Depart. After an early morning game drive to track the animals that may have eluded you so far, you will be transferred to Hoedspruit for your scheduled flight to Johannesburg. On arrival at Johannesburg International Airport, connect with your scheduled international flight back to the USA. Includes: (B).
Day 9: Arrive USA. Arrive in New York or Washington, DC with a lifetime of memories!
- Round trip international economy airfare from New York or Washington, DC to Cape Town and back via Johannesburg
- Domestic flights as indicated in itinerary
- All services as specified
- Meals: 6 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners
- 1 Dinner at Azure Restaurant (May only. If staying at Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa)
- Game drives as specified in itinerary
- Accommodation in standard rooms
- Transportation in luxury air-conditioned vehicles including qualified drivers
- Sight-seeing as per itinerary led by qualified English speaking guide
- Entrance fees for sightseeing as indicated
- Vacations representative Meet and Greet upon arrival.
- Items of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, etc.
- All other services not mentioned
- Gratuities/tips for game rangers, tour guides, and drivers
- Costs of obtaining passports and/or visas
- Trip cancellation insurance. M16778 with Travel Insured International offer competitive travel interruption and cancellation insurance.
Cape Town Hotels:
The Commodore Hotel: The Commodore Hotel is a 5-star hotel situated in the heart of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront’s center of activity, with a variety of stores, restaurants and bars. The hotel offers superb service and excellent cuisine in a secure, friendly environment and most rooms have wonderful views of Table Mountain , Table Bay and Signal Hill. The Clipper Restaurant offers superb dining in a tranquil setting, from a mouthwatering buffet breakfast to a diverse A la Carte menu and devilish desserts!And to delight the palate further, indulge in a large selection of sherries, brandies and fine cognacs, or explore The Commodore House Wine Collection. Alternatively, relax to the nostalgic melodies played by the piano man over a light meal or high tea at The Admiralty Bar & Lounge.
The Table Bay Hotel: The gracious Table Bay Hotel is situated in Cape Town’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront with its array of wonderful shops, restaurants and bars. Guests are offered panoramic views across the Atlantic Ocean to Robben Island while behind soars Table Mountain. Combined with contemporary charm and attention to detail, the Hotel recalls the era of the great cruise liners and elegant hotels that served them. The Table Bay Hotel is a 5-star, 329-room hotel and it uniquely responds to its magnificent surroundings. It has a maritime flavor that extends to each room and suite, which has sea or mountain views and is a luxurious port of call. The interior of the Hotel presents a kaleidoscope of impressions, from the European marble mosaic of the entrance court to the intricate parquet floor of the foyer framed by the full-scale drama of Table Mountain, with the activity of the harbor in the foreground. Below the foyer to the south, is the grand lounge with its cathedral ceiling and twin fireplaces.
The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa: The luxurious Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa lies where earth, sea and sky meet, poised above Atlantic rollers and flanked by the majestic Table Mountain and her Twelve Apostles mountain range in glorious Cape Town . This intimate 5-star hotel fully lives up to its stunning location, with exceptional standards of service and relaxed Cape hospitality providing the perfect counterpoint to its dramatic backdrop. Deluxe guest rooms and spacious suites, two breathtaking pool gardens magically perched above the ocean, the glorious Azure Restaurant accompanying exquisite cuisine, wonderful friendly service with endlessly seductive sea views. All barely ten minutes from the bustling heart of the city, with nearby attractions including prime diving spots, nature trails, and seals, dolphins, whales and penguins. Twelve Apostles are also extremely proud to have been awarded the prestigious honor of being named Southern Africa ’s only ‘Leading Spa 2005’ by The Leading Hotels of the World for providing guests with a truly luxurious and exceptional spa experience!
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