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Best of South Africa - Cape & Kruger I

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 11 day(s)
Group Size: 6 people
Destination(s): South Africa  
Specialty Categories: Birdwatching   Wildlife Viewing  
Season: January
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 37800 South Africa Rand (ZAR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 37800 South Africa Rand (ZAR)

Beginning in the beautiful and scenically spectacular Western Cape, we will spend our first few days of the tour exploring the varied ecosystems of the Cape Peninsula, most notably the Cape fynbos with its feast of endemics. We will then make our way up the West Coast with its teeming coastal wetlands and strandveld habitat, and from there we venture slightly inland to explore the dry country riches of the Tanqua Karoo. Thereafter we will fly to the bird- and game-rich north-eastern lowlands where the world-renowned Kruger National Park is situated. Here we will enjoy several days in this spectacular reserve enjoying the classic African savannah and the many superb birds and mammals associated with this massive conservation area. This tour of South Africa’s Western Cape and the Kruger National Park offers some of the very best birding and game-viewing in Africa and is suitable for both hard-core birders and more general nature enthusiasts alike!

THE TOUR AT A GLANCE…

DETAILS
Tour Dates - 9th to 19th January (11 days)
Tour Price - ZAR 37,800 per person sharing (see below)
ZAR 5,500 approximate cost of domestic flights
(Tour price fixed in ZAR, other rates subject to exchange rate fluctuations)
Tour Size - Limited to 6 participants and 1 leader

THE ITINERARY
9th January - Arrival in Cape Town, visit Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
10th January - Seabird outing (weather permitting)
11th January - The Cape Peninsula
12th January - Cape Town to Ceres via the West Coast National Park
13th January - Ceres and the Tanqua Karoo
14th January - Ceres to Cape Town and flight to Kruger National Park
15th & 16th January - Southern Kruger National Park (Skukuza)
17th & 18th January - Central Kruger National Park (Satara)
19th January - Kruger National Park to Johannesburg and depart

FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS:
The fee for this Best of South Africa: Cape & Kruger tour is ZAR 37,800 per person sharing. (Please note: This price does NOT include the domestic flight from Cape Town to Kruger NP. As a general guideline, we suggest you budget +/- ZAR 5,500 per person. RBT can book this flight on your behalf.)
The single supplement cost for this tour is ZAR 4,250 and will be charged if you wish to have single accommodation. If RBT cannot provide you with a rooming partner although you choose to share, the single supplement will become applicable. We will make all reasonable efforts to ensure that a rooming partner is found if you do wish to share.
Should you wish to pay for this tour in Great British Pound (£), Euro (€), or US Dollar (US$), please refer to our website for the current exchange rate.
For this Best of South Africa: Cape & Kruger current exchange rate, click here.

This includes:
•All meals from lunch on day 1 to lunch on day 11;
•All lodgings;
•Ground transportation;
•Reserve entrance fees;
•Extra activities as mentioned in the itinerary; and
•All guiding services (including tips for local guides and services).

The tour fee does not include:
•Visa fees;
•ANY flights (see above);
•Any drinks;
•Special gratuities; and
•Telephone calls, laundry and other items of a personal nature.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

a) Due to constantly fluctuating exchange rates, we now quote our tours in 4 currencies (see website for all 4 currencies). The tour price is however fixed in South African Rands (ZAR), and the actual cost in the other currencies listed will be adjusted according to prevailing exchange rates at the time of final invoicing (usually 3 months before the tour.) Approximate domestic flight (where applicable) and single supplement rates are also quoted in the fixed currency, with the other currency values subject to exchange rate movements.

b) Rates are based upon group tariffs; if the tour does not have sufficient registration (a minimum of 5 paying participants) a small party supplement will have to be charged.

c) Furthermore, these costs are subject to unforeseen increases in tour related costs and may have to be adjusted as a result.

d) Lastly, we may be forced to change or alter the itinerary and / or the designated leader at short or no notice due to unforeseen circumstances; please be aware that we will attempt to adhere as close to the original program as possible.

Tipping:
As noted above, gratuities (drivers, hotel staff, restaurants etc) are included on this tour. However, this does NOT include your leader. If, therefore, you feel that he has given you excellent service, it is entirely appropriate to tip him.

Special Notes:
•Much of our time is spent in vehicles, as we do have to cover long distances in order to get to the best areas for birds and animals. The more luggage you pack the less room there is in the vehicle, so it is important for the comfort of yourself and your fellow travellers that you do not over-pack. Kindly stick to 20kg (44lb) for check in luggage and 8kg (+-18lb) for hand luggage.

•A related issue is that in all areas that contain potentially dangerous animals, you are confined to the vehicle and are, quite understandably, not allowed to exit.

•Please note that the seas during the pelagic trips off the Cape can be rough and participants who opt for this pelagic must therefore bear this in mind. If you have any medical conditions or physical limitations relating to balance and mobility please do let the RBT office know.

•Crime is problematic in certain areas of South Africa. Exercise caution as you would for any big city where crime exists. Do not unnecessarily flaunt cash and valuables and do not leave valuables exposed in the vehicle.

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE DETAILS:
This tour does not include ANY airfares. The tour will depart from Cape Town International Airport (Cape Town) on day 1 no later than 9am; kindly arrive in advance of this time on this day or arrive the day before. Further meeting details in this regard will be forwarded to you in due course. The tour will conclude by 12 noon at OR Tambo International Airport on day 11. If you wish to arrive early and/or depart late and would like assistance in this regard, kindly contact the office.

FLIGHTS:
Johannesburg and Cape Town are the main ports of entry for international flights into South Africa and both airports are well serviced by most of the world’s major airlines. We have the capacity to advise you on the best route according to your preferences, but your local travel agent will best be able to book these flights for you. We can, however, book the domestic flight from Cape Town to the Kruger National Park. If you would like further assistance kindly contact the office, we have a full-time in-house travel consultant that will happily help you plan your route. However, please DO NOT book your international flights until you have consulted the office for confirmation on the status of the tour

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Tour Price (Per Person) €2,730 * £2,170 * USD3,530 * ZAR37,800
Single Supplement €310 * £250 * USD400 * ZAR4,250

Please note: these prices are subject to foreign exchange fluctuations and excludes flights.

About This Supplier
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At M17026 we have been delivering unbeatable birding and wildlife holidays since 1998. Our birding tours are professionally guided, fun and educational. They follow expertly planned itineraries and represent exceptional value for money. If you have not yet experienced the joys of world birding with us, we would be...

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