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 (Deluxe Class)

4 days
$ 231 / day
$ 925
From : $ 1,138
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
    Day 1 – Arrive Cape Town
  • Arrive Cape Town, where you are met and transferred to your hotel.
  • Day 2 – Cape Town – Cape Peninsula
  • Full day sightseeing. Cruise along Millionaire’s Paradise from Clifton to Camps Bay and on to Llandudno before an up-close-and-personal Seal Island cruise (optional, own account). Wind along Chapman’s Peak Drive and visit the Cape of Good Hope Section of the Table Mountain National Park before meandering back along the coast, visiting Simon’s Town and the penguin colony at Boulder’s Beach. End at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Summer (Sep-Apr) or in Winter (May-Aug), Groot Constantia for a wine tasting and cellar tour. (B)
  • Day 3 – Cape Town
  • Spend the day at leisure. Optional excursions available. Perhaps enjoy a half day city tour or visit the nearby Cape Winelands. (B)
  • Day 4 – Depart Cape Town
  • Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (B)
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South Africa
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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)
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Cape Town (First Class)

4 days
$ 213 / day
$ 850
From : $ 1,046
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
    Day 1 – Arrive Cape Town
  • Arrive Cape Town, where you are met and transferred to your hotel.
  • Day 2 – Cape Town – Cape Peninsula
  • Full day sightseeing. Cruise along Millionaire’s Paradise from Clifton to Camps Bay and on to Llandudno before an up-close-and-personal Seal Island cruise (optional, own account). Wind along Chapman’s Peak Drive and visit the Cape of Good Hope Section of the Table Mountain National Park before meandering back along the coast, visiting Simon’s Town and the penguin colony at Boulder’s Beach. End at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Summer (Sep-Apr) or in Winter (May-Aug), Groot Constantia for a wine tasting and cellar tour. (B)
  • Day 3 – Cape Town
  • Spend the day at leisure. Optional excursions available. Perhaps enjoy a half day city tour or visit the nearby Cape Winelands. (B)
  • Day 4 – Depart Cape Town
  • Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (B)
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South Africa
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Mpumalanga (First Class)

3 days
$ 193 / day
$ 580
From : $ 713
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
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)
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Johannesburg (First Class)

3 days
$ 193 / day
$ 580
From : $ 713
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
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)
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South Africa
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South Africa : A World in One Country

14 days
$ 250 / day
$ 3,495
From : $ 4,299
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Tour overviewThis 14-day itinerary includes many special details that make South Africa one of our most popular destinations. Sophisticated urban living, vast forested mountains, fertile plains, fascinating wildlife and magical cultural traditions all come together in a world of African adventure.
  • Day 1 - Arrive JohannesburgArrive in Johannesburg, where you are met and escorted to your hotel. Evening tour briefing at the hotel where you will meet your guide and fellow travelers.
  • Day 2 - Johannesburg / Pretoria / Mpumalanga - HazyviewLeave Johannesburg’s distinctive skyline behind and head for Pretoria, South Africa’s capital city, for a short orientation tour before continuing to Mpumalanga. Dropping several hundred feet into the lush subtropical region of the Lowveld, we travel via the historic towns of Dullstroom and Lydenburg. After traversing the famous Long Tom Pass, we travel via Sabie and arrive late afternoon into Hazyview, the safari hub of the Kruger National Park. (B)
  • Day 3 - Hazyview - Panorama RouteToday we journey up the awe inspiring Panorama Route with its forested mountains and fertile plains. After viewing the Blyde River Canyon (home to the Three Rondavels), Bourke’s Luck Potholes and God’s Window before arriving back in Hazyview in the early afternoon. The free time allows for a lazy afternoon relaxing around the pool or an exciting afternoon game activity in the Kruger National park (additional cost) (B)
  • Day 4 - Hazyview - Kruger National ParkSavor the magic of this enormous wildlife sanctuary on your morning game drive in search of lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard, and all manner of wildlife, birds and plant species. The afternoon is free for an optional game drive (additional cost). (B)
  • Day 5 - Hazyview / The Kingdom of SwazilandThis morning we travel to Swaziland, an independent Kingdom within the borders of South Africa, known for its lovely scenery, crafts and colorful indigenous culture. An interactive cultural experience introduces us to the charming people of Swaziland and their traditions. We travel via the capital city, Mbabane, and on to the beautiful Ezulwini Valley for a true African shopping experience at the Ezulwini Craft Market which is packed with woven baskets, bead-work and carvings. (BLD)
  • Day 6 - Zululand This morning we continue south through Swaziland, before re-entering South Africa. Travel into Zululand, passing traditional round huts and endless vistas. There is an option to enjoy an afternoon open vehicle safari (additional cost) in the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve, which contains an immense diversity of fauna and flora and is particularly famous for its conservation of black and white rhino. (B)
  • Day 7 - Lake St Lucia / DurbanThis morning enjoy a cruise on Lake St Lucia before departing for Durban. Our journey takes us past traditional Zulu Kraals, Eucalyptus plantations and sugar cane fields. We arrive early afternoon and the remainder of the day is at leisure to enjoy the golden beaches of the Indian Ocean. (B)
  • Day 8 - Durban / Port Elizabeth / Garden Route - KnysnaMorning transfer to the airport for a scheduled flight to Port Elizabeth (flight at additional cost). Set off to explore the Tsitsikamma section of the Garden Route National Park. Here we are treated to magnificent coastal views and to soak up the beauty of the glorious, indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest. Late afternoon we arrive at our hotel in Knysna, known as the oyster box of South Africa, nestling on the banks of a beautiful lagoon in the heart of the Garden Route. (BD)
  • Day 9 - Garden Route - KnysnaCruise on the vast Knysna Lagoon and visit the Featherbed Nature Reserve. Enjoy an amazing view of the imposing sandstone ‘Heads’ which guard the sea entrance to Knysna’s huge tidal lagoon, and the forests, marshes and pristine beaches beyond. After lunch we have the remainder of the day at leisure, to enjoy this lovely and special town. (BL)
  • Day 10 - Garden Route - OudtshoornTravel through the Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, known as the 'ostrich capital' and the center of the world's Ostrich farming industry. We'll visit an Ostrich Farm for a guided tour and light lunch, before taking a tour of the spectacular limestone caverns of the Cango Caves, one of the world's great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ages. We will arrive at our hotel in the late afternoon. (BL)
  • Day 11 - Garden Route / Franschhoek / Cape Town There is an option to enjoy an early morning Meerkat Safari (additional cost). Witness these incredible wild habituated creatures emerging out of their burrows, in time to soak up the sun before they head about their daily activities (weather permitting). After breakfast, the journey continues through the 'Little Karoo' to Barrydale, where you will have the opportunity to visit a local farm school, interact with the children and teachers, spending time with them in the classroom learning more about the local farming community (visit subject to school being open), before traveling to Montagu, a picturesque and historic spa town. Continue to Franschhoek, a picturesque village surrounded by spectacular vineyards, where French Huguenots settled more than 300 years ago, bringing with them their age-old French wine and food culture. (Option to overnight in Franschhoek and winelands tour available at additional cost). From here you will be transferred to Cape Town, spectacularly set at the foot of Table Mountain. (B)
  • Day 12 - Cape Town Enjoy a full day at leisure. Perhaps join a sightseeing tour to Table Mountain (additional cost) or simply explore the city. Although a small city, Cape Town is packed with sightseeing attractions, excellent bars, cafes and restaurants as well as colorful craft markets. Alternatively relax on one of Cape Town’s many pristine beaches. Enjoy an evening of delicious Cape food, captivating theater and entertaining tales and songs about the people of the Cape. (BD)
  • Day 13 - Cape Town - Cape PeninsulaEnjoy a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula, offering some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in the world. Drive through Sea Point, the seaside village of Hout Bay (where you can enjoy an optional seal island boat cruise - additional cost) and then on to Cape Point where by tradition it is said that the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. We’ll return to Cape Town by way of Simon’s Town, where we visit the Penguin colony at Boulders Beach (entrance fee additional cost), Fish Hoek fishing village and Muizenberg. (B)
  • Day 14 - Depart Cape TownDay at leisure. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (B)
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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)
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Johannesburg (Deluxe)

3 days
$ 283 / day
$ 850
From : $ 1,148
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
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)
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South Africa
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South Africa: Wine & Wildlife

10 days
$ 2,110 / day
$ 21,100
From : $ 28,485
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
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)
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South Africa
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South Africa Safari in Luxury

7 days
$ 2,096 / day
$ 14,675
From : $ 19,811
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
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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South Africa
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Mpumalanga (deluxe Class)

3 days
$ 342 / day
$ 1,025
From : $ 1,519
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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.
Visits:
South Africa
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South Africa Safari In Luxury

7 days
$ 2,096 / day
$ 14,675
From : $ 19,811
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
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 lo
Visits:
South Africa
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Victoria Falls (ilala Lodge, Deluxe Room)

3 days
$ 287 / day
$ 860
From : $ 1,058
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Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
    Day 1 - Arrive Victoria Falls - Sundowner Cruise
  • Arrive Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe where you are met and escorted to your hotel. This afternoon enjoy a sundowner cruise on the Zambezi River.
  • Day 2 - Victoria Falls
Visits:
Zimbabwe, South Africa
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Victoria Falls (victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Stan ...

3 days
$ 298 / day
$ 895
From : $ 1,208
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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 Victoria Falls - Sundowner Cruise
  • Arrive Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe where you are met and escorted to your hotel. This afternoon enjoy a sundowner cruise on the Zambezi River.
  • Day 2 - Victoria Falls
Visits:
Zimbabwe, South Africa
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Cape Town (first Class)

4 days
$ 213 / day
$ 850
From : $ 1,415
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
    Day 1 - Arrive Cape Town
  • Arrive Cape Town, where you are met and transferred to your hotel.
  • Day 2 - Cape Town - Cape Peninsula
  • Full day sightseeing. Cruise along Millionaire’s Paradise fro
Visits:
South Africa
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Great agents always willing to answer any questions!

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I have loved working with ACIS since…

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I have loved working with ACIS since 2005 and I’m looking forward to my next trip this summer!

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Sept 2022 was my 23rd trip with ACIS…

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Sept 2022 was my 23rd trip with ACIS (along with an AIFS 6 week back in the day with Mom the French teacher) and it was outstanding! I went to a teacher conference in Lisbon and was inspired to create a full itinerary for adults just to Portugal. We had great hotels, food, wine, and tours to cork factory, a winery in the throes of picking grapes, and a port tasting. All under the wonderful Tour Manager Sarah-Kate Redding. ACIS also lined up individual tours for each day of Lisbon, Evora, Coimbra, and Porto with guides who spoke excellent English. The entire group of 24 LOVED Portugal. Many thanks to ACIS for a job well done!!! Elaine Bixiones

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33 trips!

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  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

I just finished my 33rd trip with ACIS! I am now retired from teaching art and switched from student trips to adult trips. Just like the wonderful trips with students, my adult trips are amazing as well. The hotels and meals were great, as always, and all my adults were very happy. There was a hotel that had a problem with the reservation, and ACIS bumped us up to a 5 star amazing hotel! Thanks acis, you took wonderful care of us once again ! I already have adult trips to Peru and Morocco planned, with Portugal in the works! Thanks ACIS!

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TWO of the BEST Trips Ever!

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

I toured Greece in June, and Scotland/Ireland in July and they were two of the BEST trips ever! Despite some chaos in the travel industry, ACIS made everything seamless and worry-free! Our Tour Managers, Edoardo D'Ardia and Stan Pretty, were kind, funny and incredibly adept at making things fun! Top notch hotels, centrally located, great food, and every moment just shone with fun and interest. Two wonderful groups of travelers, two amazing trips. Can't wait for next summer!

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Like no other

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  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

I have tried to travel with other Educational Travel Companies in the past and never have had success, I believe due to lack of hands on involvement and personal connection. From the minute I contacted ACIS, there has been tremendous support getting my trip put together, a group formed and assistance with any troubleshooting needed. Even at 4:00 am in the airport I had a number I could call and a real person answered to help. They are incredibly student centered, thoughtful and helpful.

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