South Africa Tours & Trips 2020

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Style Style Small Group Tour Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Private Guided Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Self Guided Tour A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Group Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ship Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Large Ship Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.
Retreats Similar to a self guided tour but staying in one location only with activities and day outings included as a part of the stay.

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Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

Physical Level Physical Level Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments.
Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included.
Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.

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Travel Style Travel Style Flexible schedule A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers.
Full schedule For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included.
Balanced schedule You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included.

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Cape Town and the Garden Route - Premium Adventure

Exodus Travels
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14 days
$ 434 / day
$ 6,079
From : $ 8,207
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Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Two nights and four game drives at Amakhala Safari Lodge - each lodge with its own private plunge pool.Walks at Tsitsikamma National Park and the World Heritage Site of De Hoop Nature Reserve.A day of wine tasting with food pairings at two wineries in Stellenbosch.Encounter African penguins amongst the granite rocks of Boulders Beach.Epic views from the summit of Table Mountain.Two nights at the stunning Ocean View House in the upmarket Camps Bay suburb of Cape Town.
Visits:
Cape Town, Garden Route, Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Kruger to Vic Falls

Intrepid Travel
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8 days
$ 187 / day
$ 1,519
From : $ 2,014
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Travel Style : Array Full on
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Go in search of Africa’s Big Five on an included 4WD game drive, hunting mostly at night, this is the perfect time to search for cats and carnivores.
  • Experience the rumble and roar of Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwe side, which gives you the broadest view of its phenomenal torrent.
  • Relax knowing you’re in the safe hands of an expert guide and driver, plus enjoy the luxury of a camp assistant to set up your tents and prepare your meals.
  • Fall asleep to the sounds of the African wilderness in comfort as camping beds, sleeping bags, blankets and pillows are provided for those nights under the stars.
  • Kick-back with a beer and say cheers to your adventure with an included brewery tour in Vic Falls, on the penultimate day of your trip.
Visits:
Kruger National Park, Johannesburg, Victoria, Victoria Falls, Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe
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Experience Southern Africa

Intrepid Travel
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16 days
$ 219 / day
$ 2,764
From : $ 4,726
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Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Camp under an Africa sky within Kruger National Park. You can’t get much closer to nature than that!
  • Spot wildlife in Chobe National Park during a sunset river cruise. This is the time many animals – such as elephants, cheetahs and lions – come to drink so get your cameras ready!
  • Experience untouched wilderness of Botswana's Okavango Delta by staying on a remote island bush camp. At night, the sounds of the African bush are the only things you will hear.
  • Visit the only place in Botswana where both the white and black Rhinoceros’ still remain: the Khama Rhino Sanctuary.
  • Cycle through the colourful streets of Soweto with a local and hear firsthand about the townships’ rough but inspired history.
  • On this trip you will be accompanied by 3 crew members - Group Leader, Driver and a camp assistant. Your Camp Assistant is responsible for setting up camp and preparing your meals so you can take extra time to relax at the end of your day.
  • Camping beds/stretchers, sleeping bags, blankets and pillows are provided for camping nights to provide an extra level of comfort.
Visits:
Johannesburg, Kruger National Park, Maun, Okavango Delta, Soweto, Kalahari Desert, Victoria, Victoria Falls, Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe
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Okavango & Beyond

Intrepid Travel
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9 days
$ 200 / day
$ 1,639
From : $ 2,435
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Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Besides being one of the world's most dazzling waterfalls, Victoria Falls offers a range of exciting activities, from nature walks to breathtaking scenic helicopter flights.
  • Visit the Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust and learn about the rescue and rehabilitation of wildlife, human-wildlife conflict and their role in anti-poaching.
  • A sunset cruise is the ultimate way to soak up the ambience of the Chobe River. Keep an eye out – and a camera at the ready – for elephants, cheetahs and lions frolicking on the shore.
  • Experience the untouched wilderness of Botswana's Okavango Delta, staying on a remote island bush camp. As night falls, the sounds of the African bush are like nothing else.
  • Visit the Khama Rhino Sanctuary – an important local conservation project and the last remaining place in Botswana where both black and white rhinos live
  • Cycle through the colourful streets of Soweto and hear first-hand stories of the township’s colourful history.
  • On this trip you will be accompanied by 3 crew members - Group Leader, Driver and a camp assistant. Your Camp Assistant is responsible for setting up camp and preparing your meals so you can take extra time to relax at the end of your day.
  • Camping beds/stretchers, sleeping bags, blankets and pillows are provided for camping nights to provide an extra level of comfort.
Visits:
Johannesburg, Maun, Okavango Delta, Soweto, Victoria, Victoria Falls, Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe
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Premium Kenya & Southern Africa In Depth

Intrepid Travel
Premier
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31 days
$ 644 / day
$ 15,976
From : $ 26,960
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Travel Style : Array Full on
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Let your Feature Stays take you close to nature, from a camp deep within the Masai Mara Game Reserve and a lodge on a private reserve in Greater Kruger, to a camp on the banks of the Chobe River and chalets in the Naukluft Mountains of Namibia.
  • Enjoy a front-row seat for wildlife viewings during 4x4 game drives in the Masai Mara, the Namibian desert, Lake Nakuru's National Park, Chobe National Park, Etosha National Park and Kruger National Park, with expert guides at the helm.
  • Discover the region’s best with Exclusive Experiences, including a boat trip on Lake Naivasha, 4x4 drive through the Makgadikgadi Pans, game drives at the Boteti River and a privately catered cruise down the Zambezi River.
  • Visit a local Maasai community known for championing Maasai women’s health and education. During this Exclusive Experience, you’ll be welcomed by traditional Maasai warrior song and dance and learn about this remarkable culture.
  • Take in the spectacular contrasts of Namibia – climb the iconic Dune 45 to see the sand dunes of the Sossusvlei, explore the picturesque Deadvlei Salt Pans, Sesriem Canyon and Damaraland’s ancient rock paintings and petrified forests.
Visits:
Chobe National Park, Etosha National Park, Kruger National Park, Makgadikgadi Pans, Petrified Forest, Rift Valley, Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
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Premium Southern Africa

Intrepid Travel
Premier
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8 days
$ 592 / day
$ 5,120
From : $ 6,392
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Travel Style : Array Full on
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Seek out the Big Five of Africa – lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino with two full days in South Africa’s biggest reserve, Kruger National Park, in 4x4s with an expert local guide.
  • Visit the thundering Victoria Falls, one of the world's most spectacular natural wonders. Admire their power then return to your comfortable lodge boasting magnificent views of uninterrupted wilderness.
  • Spot Chobe National Park's abundance of wildlife and the world’s highest concentration of elephants from multiple vantage points with an early morning 4x4 Game Drive, and an afternoon boat cruise along the picturesque Chobe River.
  • Spend three spectacular nights in touch with nature at your lodge Feature Stay in a private reserve within the Greater Kruger Region. Sleep in comfortable chalets with outdoor showers, and private terraces connected by wooden pathways through the bush.
  • Enjoy a small and intimate sunset river cruise on the Zambezi River, a Premium Exclusive Experience. A private chef will prepare canapes and drinks as your boat navigates the islands above the thundering Victoria Falls.
Visits:
Chobe National Park, Kruger National Park, Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe
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Premium Kenya & Southern Africa Highlights

Intrepid Travel
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15 days
$ 672 / day
$ 9,664
From : $ 13,601
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Travel Style : Array Full on
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Visit a local Maasai community known for championing Maasai women’s health and education. During this Exclusive Experience, you’ll be welcomed by traditional Maasai warrior song and dance and learn about this remarkable and ancient culture.
  • Get in touch with nature during three nights at your lodge Feature Stay in a private reserve within the Greater Kruger Region. Sleep in comfortable chalets with outdoor showers, and private terraces connected by wooden pathways through the bush.
  • Enjoy a small and intimate sunset river cruise on the Zambezi River, a Premium Exclusive Experience. A private chef will prepare canapes and drinks as your boat navigates the islands above the thundering Victoria Falls.
  • Spot Chobe National Park's abundance of wildlife and the world’s highest concentration of elephants from multiple vantage points with an early morning 4x4 game drive and an afternoon boat cruise along the picturesque Chobe River.
  • Enjoy three unforgettable nights at your Feature Stay camp, located deep within the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Search for lions and cheetahs prowling the park on several 4x4 game drives, and enjoy sunset drinks within the park.
Visits:
Chobe National Park, Kruger National Park, Nairobi, Rift Valley, Botswana, Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe
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Premium Southern Africa in Depth

Intrepid Travel
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14 days
$ 489 / day
$ 8,824
From : $ 9,243
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Travel Style : Array Full on
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Enjoy two magnificent Feature Stays – a perfectly positioned camp on the Namibian banks of the Chobe River, and a scenic lodge in a private reserve within the Greater Kruger Region.
  • Let Exclusive Experiences take you closer to nature, including a 4x4 drive through the striking Makgadikgadi Pans, privately catered cruise down the Zambezi River and wildlife excursions at the Boteti River.
  • Spot Chobe National Park's abundance of wildlife and the world’s highest concentration of elephants from multiple vantage points with an early morning 4x4 game drive, and an afternoon boat cruise along the picturesque Chobe River.
  • Seek out the Big Five of Africa – lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino with two full days in South Africa’s biggest reserve, Kruger National Park, in 4x4s with an expert local guide.
  • Visit the thundering Victoria Falls, one of the world's most spectacular natural wonders. Admire their power then return to your comfortable lodge boasting magnificent views of uninterrupted wilderness.
Visits:
Chobe National Park, Kruger National Park, Makgadikgadi Pans, Maun, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
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Splendors of Africa 18 Days

18 days
$ 596 / day
$ 10,735
Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Tours Overview:From the Cape Winelands with their internationally acknowledged vintages to the Masai Mara, this wonderful itinerary offers the heart of adventure with all the wildlife spectacle and natural phenomenon that Africa has to offer. From an evening cruise on the Zambezi River to game drives in open 4WD vehicles, you will see Africa at its most awe-inspiring.
  • Day 1 - Arrive Cape TownArrive to Cape Town, where you are met and escorted to your hotel.
  • Day 2 - Cape Town - Cape WinelandsMorning cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain (weather permitting). Enjoy the architecture of The Castle and other historic buildings. Continue to the Malay Quarter, and marvel at the ice-cream colors of the quaint Bo-Kaap homes. Also visit a professional diamond cutter. This afternoon continue on to the Cape Winelands. Explore this world-renowned region and learn about the wine-making process in a fascinating cellar tour and tasting. Visit the beautiful town of Stellenbosch, home to one of the country's prestigious universities, as well as fine art galleries and historic architecture. (B)
  • Day 3 - Cape Town - Cape PeninsulaFull day exploring the Cape Peninsula. Drive along the False Bay coastline via Boulders Beach (penguin colony) to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Cape Point, at the tip of the peninsula, is regarded as the meeting place of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. Return to Cape Town via the scenic Atlantic Coastline. (B)
  • Day 4 - Cape Town / Kruger SafariFly to the Greater Kruger Park area and enjoy your first afternoon game drive. Later, experience a delicious dinner under the starlit sky. (BLD)
  • Day 5 - Kruger SafariRoam the reserve in open 4WD vehicles in search of elephant, leopard, cheetah, kudu, giraffe, Cape buffalo, hippo and other species. Your mid morning walk is an opportunity to feel the pulse of Africa through the soles of your feet and experience the bushveld at close quarters. (BLD)
  • Day 6 - Kruger SafariSpend a second full day game viewing in the Kruger National Park. (BLD)
  • Day 7 - Kruger Safari / JohannesburgEnjoy one last early morning game drive. Fly to Johannesburg and spend the night at a nearby resort hotel. (B)
  • Day 8 - Johannesburg / Victoria FallsUpon arrival you will be met and transferred to hotel. Later in the afternoon enjoy the sun-downer cruise on the Zambezi River. (BD)
  • Day 9 - Victoria FallsMorning guided walking tour of the falls with its vast curtain of water that is nearly a mile wide and 355 feet high. The afternoon is at leisure for optional activities such as bungee jumping, Flight of Angels and others. Tonight enjoy a festive dinner at The Boma Restaurant. (BD)
  • Day 10 - Victoria Falls / Chobe National ParkTransfer by road to the Chobe National Park, Botswana. These combined wetlands, dry woodlands and savannas are home to a huge elephant population. Enjoy a late afternoon game viewing cruise. (BLD)
  • Day 11 - Chobe National ParkTake morning and afternoon game drives in an open 4WD vehicles. At day end, return to the lodge for another spectacular sunset on the Chobe River. (BLD)
  • Day 12 - Chobe / Kasane / JohannesburgMorning transfer to nearby Kasane Airport for your flight to Johannesburg. Arrive Johannesburg and spend the night at a nearby resort hotel. (B)
  • Day 13 - Johannesburg / NairobiFly to Nairobi, Kenya, where you are met and escorted to your hotel. (B)
  • Day 14 - Nairobi / Mount KenyaDrive through the fertile central highlands to our lodge on the flanks of Kenya's highest mountain and secreted deep within her largest forest reserve. Fall asleep to the symphony of the African night or sit in stillness and observe the fascinating interplay of the animals as they arrive to drink, bath and forage around the water hole. (BLD)
  • Day 15 - Mount Kenya / Ol Pejeta ConservancyToday we travel to the Ol Pejeta Conservancy, home to the largest Black rhino sanctuary and hosting the Big Five. Our afternoon game drive will visit the chimpanzee sanctuary which also shelters rare and endangered species. (BLD)
  • Day 16 - Ol Pejeta / Masai Mara National ReserveFly across the Great Rift Valley to the Masai Mara National Reserve, the highlight of any Kenyan safari. Afternoon game drive. (BLD)
  • Day 17 - Masai Mara National ReserveEnjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the Masai Mara, widely considered to be Africa's greatest wildlife reserve. A balloon safari is also available (additional cost). (BLD)
  • Day 18 - Masai Mara National Reserve / Depart NairobiEnjoy one last morning game drive in Masai Mara before returning to Nairobi by air where a day room is provided. Time permitting, you have the option of visiting the Karen Blixen Museum and Giraffe Centre (additional cost). Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (B)
Visits:
South Africa
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Mpumalanga (Deluxe Class)

3 days
$ 342 / day
$ 1,025
From : $ 1,384
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Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
    Day 1 – Arrive Hazyview
  • Mid morning transfer from your game lodge to Hazyview.
  • Day 2 – Hazyview – Sightseeing
  • Spend the day sightseeing in this beautiful region outside the Kruger National Park. Dependent on your travel dates there are a variety of full and half day tour options available (extra cost); Panorama Route, Endangered Wildlife experience, Chimpanzee Eden & Botanical Gardens and game drives into the Kruger National Park are on offer. Adventure options include Quad Bike Trails, White Water Rafting and horseback riding. Please check with your consultant for details. Additional nights available should you wish to linger longer. (B)
  • Day 3 – Hazyview / Depart Kruger- Mpumalanga
  • Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (B)
Visits:
South Africa
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Johannesburg (Deluxe)

3 days
$ 283 / day
$ 850
From : $ 1,148
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Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Day 1 - Arrive JohannesburgArrive Johannesburg, where you are met and transferred to your hotel.
  • Day 2 - Johannesburg - SowetoMorning at leisure. Afternoon Soweto Tour. SOWETO, acronym for South Western Township, is home to over 2 million people, who, despite living in crowded and chaotic conditions, have a tangible sense of community, one which ironically, the ordered, walled, elitist northern suburbs lack. Inside Soweto, visit the Kliptown Open Air Museum where delegates met in 1955 to adopt the Freedom Charter, now the cornerstone of the Bill of Rights and the South African Constitution. This journey continues to Regina Mundi Church, site of many secret underground meetings of the then banned political parties. The next stop is the Hector Pieterson Museum, and discover the cause of the tragic riots which led to his death. Pass by Mandela House, for an optional visit this fascinating little museum (own account). Finally we take you past the largest stadium in Africa, Soccer City, host of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final. Soweto is unlike a suburb you've ever seen or been to, yet the history of struggle encapsulated here is a cornerstone of the South African Story. (B)
  • Day 3 - Depart JohannesburgTransfer to the airport for your departure flight. (B)
Visits:
South Africa
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Cape Town Explorer

8 days
$ 356 / day
$ 2,850
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : N/A
  • N/A
  • Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
    Highlights
    • Explore Cape Town
    • Visit Table Mountain, Bo-Kaap, Cape of Good Hope, Hermanus, Robben Island, and Franschhoek and Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands
    • View the Castle of Good Hope, the Cape Point lighthouse and Betty's Bay penguin colony
    • Connect with Locals
    • MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®
    Visits:
    Table Mountain, South Africa
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    South Africa: Wine & Wildlife

    10 days
    $ 2,110 / day
    $ 21,100
    From : $ 28,485
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    Travel Style : Array Mixed
    Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. Moderate
    Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
    Highlights
      Day 1 – Arrive Cape Town
    • Arrive to Cape Town, South Africa, where you are met and escorted to your hotel with the remainder of the day at leisure.
    • Day 2 – Cape Town – City Tour
    • Morning tour of South Africa’s “Mother City”. Take a cable car to the top of Table Mountain (weather permitting), then drive by the Malay Quarter, city center, Company Gardens and Castle of Good Hope. Travel to Milnerton Lighthouse for the best photographic opportunities of Table Mountain. Visit Diamond Works before ending the tour at the V&A Waterfront. The afternoon is at leisure. (B)
    • Day 3 – Cape Town – Cape Peninsula Tour
    • Cruise along Millionaires Paradise from Clifton to Camps Bay and on to Llandudno before an up close and personal Seal Island cruise (weather permitting, extra cost). Wind along Chapmans Peak Drive, with lunch (not included), at Cape of Good Hope Section of the Table Mountain National Park before meandering back along the coast, visiting Simons Town and the penguin colony at Boulders Beach. End at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in summer, or in winter, Groot Constantia for a wine tasting and cellar tour. (B)
    • Day 4 – Cape Town / Franschhoek
    • Morning private transfer to the exquisite little town of Franschhoek, situated only 45 minutes from Cape Town. Surrounded by its majestic mountains and beautiful vineyards – Franschhoek is known as the food and wine capital of South Africa located in the exceptional winelands region. The remainder of the day is at leisure. (B)
    • Day 5 – Franschhoek – Winelands Tour
    • A superb day dedicated to celebrating the glorious grape, the exceptional winelands region, and the heavenly scenery. Experience a wine cellar tour, where you’ll learn all about the process of wine-making. We visit Franschhoek, pass by the impressive Huguenot Monument, and in a town with a reputation for gourmet fare, where else could we choose to enjoy lunch (not included). We wind our way to the heady heights of the Helshoogte Mountain Pass to meet the charming university town of Stellenbosch on the other side. Enjoy a wine tasting at two different wine estates. (B)
    • Day 6 – Franschhoek
    • Enjoy a day at leisure in the Cape Winelands. (B)
    • Day 7 – Franschhoek / Cape Town / Johannesburg / Hoedspruit -Thornybush Game Reserve
    • Transfer to Cape Town Airport for your scheduled flight to Hoedspruit via Johannesburg. Arrive and transfer to your safari lodge located in the heart of Thornybush Game Reserve adjacent to the Kruger National Park. This afternoon, enjoy an open-vehicle game drive. We stop to enjoy sun-downers, followed by evening game viewing by spot light. (BLD)
    • Day 8 & 9 – Thornybush Game Reserve
    • Enjoy two full days in the Thornybush Game Reserve. Shortly after your early morning wake-up call, depart in your open 4WD safari vehicle with an experienced Ranger and Tracker. After an exhilarating hunt for tracks, you will stop out in the bush for a coffee & tea break. After a sumptuous breakfast is served, walks are offered to suit your interests and fitness levels. Mid day is at leisure. A late lunch is followed by the afternoon game drive and extends into the evening. Once again, you will break out in the bush to watch the sunset. Upon returning, enjoy a drink followed by a gourmet dinner. (BLD)
    • Day 10 – Thornybush Game Reserve / Hoedspruit / Johannesburg
    • After the morning game drive, transfer to airport for the flight back to Johannesburg, connecting with your departure flight. (B)
    Visits:
    South Africa
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    South Africa Safari in Luxury

    7 days
    $ 2,096 / day
    $ 14,675
    From : $ 19,811
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    Travel Style : Array Mixed
    Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. Moderate
    Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
    Highlights
      Day 1 – Johannesburg / Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve
    • Morning departure from Johannesburg. Scheduled Federal Air flight direct from Johannesburg to Sabi Sabi Airstrip. From here it’s a short drive to Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge located on the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve.
    • Day 1 & 2 – Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve – Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge
    • Enjoy a 2 night stay at Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge with all meals, select beverages and morning and afternoon/evening game drives and bush walks.
    • Sabi Sabi Earth Lodge is a unique luxury game lodge, nestled in the bush and inspired by Earth Shelter Architecture from the Middle-Ages. Its organic architecture literally merges with the environment, creating an earthy vitality that pervades every room. It is, quite simply, a luxurious wilderness retreat, and a one of a kind, breaking from the traditional style of lodges to set a new standard. Earth Lodge comprises a superb wine cellar, the Earth Nature Spa, with a range of treatments, a secluded library, art gallery and meditation garden, as well as a boutique curio shop, and dining area. Each luxurious suite has its own plunge pool, mini bar, air-conditioning, bathroom with indoor and outdoor shower, and an uninterrupted view of the African bush. The lodge offers a butler service, and in-room dining can be arranged as a special request.
    • Day 3 – Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve / Kapama Private Game Reserve
    • Enjoy one last early morning game drive at Sabi Sabi. Transfer to the Sabi Sabi Airstrip. Federal Air flight to Hoedspruit Airport. From here it’s a short drive to Karula Lodge located on the Kapama Private Game Reserve.
    • Day 3 & 4 – Kapama Private Game Reserve
    • Enjoy a 2 night stay at Kapama Karula with all meals, select drinks and morning and afternoon/evening game drives.
    • Set on the banks of the perennial Klaserie River is the reserve’s most secluded and prestigious lodge, Kapama Karula. Meaning place of peace, Kapama Karula exudes calmness and depicts the pinnacle of luxury five-star safari accommodation. Each of the ten Superior Suites measure at least 90 square metres each, with an opulent full en-suite bathroom featuring indoor and outdoor showers. Each suite has a fully stocked minibar, Nespresso coffee machine, Wi-Fi and an iPod docking station. For guest comfort, each suite has air conditioning, as well as a gas-heated fireplace. The Superior Suites are wrapped by glass sliding doors, which enable seamless views over the Klaserie River. Each suite also has its own deck area, with a full-size heated swimming pool.
    • Day 5 – Kapama / Singita
    • Early morning game drive. Short transfer to Hoedspruit Airport. Federal Air flight from Hoedspruit to Satara Airstrip. From here it’s a short transfer to Singita Lebombo located on a private concession within the Kruger National Park.
    • Day 5 & 6 – Singita Kruger Park
    • Enjoy a 2 night stay at Singita Kruger Park Lebombo with all meals, select drinks, morning and afternoon/evening game drives, bush walks, mountain biking and archery.
    • Situated on an exclusive 58 square-mile private concession east of Satara on the remote eastern boundary of Kruger National Park is Singita Lebombo, designed with the premise of treading the earth lightly and boasting a high concentration of wildlife. Setting new standards in contemporary game lodge luxury with service excellence, luxurious accommodation and fine cuisine, you are sure to have an unrivalled, exclusive wilderness experience. The lodge features access to a world-class wine cellar and a village featuring a gym and state-of-the-art health spa, a gallery and the finest African jewelry and artifacts. The spectacular scenery, varied landscape and large herds of game create an exceptional game viewing for Singita Lebombo guests. Each suite has sweeping views of the Lebombo Mountain ridges and surrounding bush.
    • Day 7 – Singita Kruger Park / Johannesburg
    • Federal Air flight from Satara Airstrip to Johannesburg arriving mid-afternoon.
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    Simply South Africa

    7 days
    $ 207 / day
    $ 1,450
    Travel Style : Array Full on
    Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
    Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
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    See the highlights of Cape Town on the half day city. Relax for a few days in this Mother City or choose optional tours to the Cape Peninsula and Cape Winelands. Then an exciting safari awaits you - game viewing in open safari vehicles by day and at night and on guided bush walks. Simply South Africa at it’s finest!

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