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Highlights of South Africa

South Africa offers a most diversified vacation experience with cosmopolitan cities, mountain ranges with deep canyons and rivers and safari game drives. Commence in Johannesburg and travel to the Jane Goodall Institute to view chimpanzees in the semi-wild. Enjoy spectacular game drives at Kruger National Park as you search out the Big 5; Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo and Rhino. Enjoy the Panoramic Route driving through mountains viewing canyons, rivers and waterfalls. Spend a night at a private game reserve before arriving at one of the most beautiful cities in the world; Cape Town. Spend four leisurely nights at this coastal city, visiting Table Mountain, Robben's Island where President Mandela was imprisoned more than a quarter century and a full day tour to Cape Peninsula

Included Highlights:

  • Round trip air transportation New York (JFK) to Johannesburg/Capetown/New York-JFK via South African Airways , economy class including taxes and fuel charges.
  • All transfers upon arrival and departure including meet & assist
  • Accommodations for 9 nights, double or single occupancy in the following hotels, or similar:
    • 1 Night Johannesburg, The Rosebank Hotel
    • 1 Night Sabie, Lone Creek River Lodge
    • 1 Night Kruger Nat'l Park, Protea Kruger Gate Hotel
    • 1 Night Kruger Nat'l Park, Amboseli Sopa Lodge
    • 1 Night Kruger National Park, Bongani Mountain Lodge
    • 4 Nights Capetown, Protea Breakwater Lodge
  • Meals: Buffet breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 3 dinners including a Boma dinner
  • Closed vehicle for game drives
  • Services of a professionally licensed English speaking guide
  • All park fees, entrance fees, and government taxes
  • Robben Island tickets

Not Included:

  • Cable car ticket up Table mountain (subject to weather conditions)
  • All alcoholic beverages
  • Visas
  • Gratuities for guides/game rangers
  • Porterage
  • Personal expenses
  • Single occupancy is based on minimum 2 persons travelling together for transfers; if only one person than there is a supplemental cost of $35

Ask about the following options:

2 night extension tour to Victoria Falls with a stay at the A'Zambezi river Lodge on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River.
Enjoy a guided tour of one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World- Victoria Falls.

  • October: $1035 double occupancy; $425 single supplement
  • November: $925 double occupancy; $375 single supplement

Additional Information

Entry Requirements
  • South Africa does not require Visas for USA passport holders
  • If you purchase the Victoria Falls Optional Extension a Zimbabwe Visa will be required that can be purchased at the airport for $50 (subject to change)
  • Itinerary


    Day 1, Friday - USA

    Depart from New York’s JFK International airport for your overnight flight via South African Airways.

    Day 2, Saturday - Johannesburg

    Early morning arrival to Johannesburg’s Oliver Tambo International airport. Upon exiting the custom’s hall you will be met and transferred to your hotel ideally located in the upscale suburb of the city. Enjoy the balance of the afternoon and evening at your leisure.. Overnight at Crowne Plaza, The Rosebank hotel.

    DAY 3 ,Sunday - Sabie

    Depart Johannesburg and head east to the spectacular, flourishing scenery of Mpumalanga. Pass through the village of Dullstroom. Lunch at your expense in the historic mining village of Pilgrim’s Rest. Continue to the northern Drakensberg and onto the Panorama Route. Stop to admire the views at God’s Window, Pinnacle Rock and the impressive Mac Mac Falls. Late this afternoon arrive into the town of Sabie, adjacent to Kruger National Park. Overnight: Lone Creek River Lodge
    (B, D)

    DAY 4, Monday - Kruger National Park

    After breakfast you make your way to Elephant Whispers, an elephant interaction venue that offers one a once in a lifetime opportunity to touch and connect with these intelligent creatures. Continue to the Kruger Cultural Village, a true feast for the senses. Lunch is not included but you may wish to enjoy an authentic African cuisine. Enter the world famous Kruger National Park for a game drive, pursuing the Big Five and other rare and endangered species. Check-in to your hotel and enjoy a Boma Dinner under the stars (weather permitting).Overnight: Protea Kruger Gate Hotel (or similar).
    (B, D)

    Day 5, Tuesday – Kruger National Park

    After breakfast, we will journey once again through the magnificent expanses of the Kruger National Park. Enjoy lunch at the lodge located at the Mthethomusha Game Reserve. This afternoon board the open vehicle fora game drive traversing through the reserve in search of the Big 5 and viewing an exhibition of more than 200 Sand Rock paintings. Check-in to your lodge and then relish a dinner of Pan-African cuisine. Overnight: Bongani Mountain Lodge (or similar).
    (B, L, D)

    Day 6, Wednesday - Capetown

    Early breakfast, followed by an open vehicle safari game drive. Afterwards visit the famous Jane Goodall Institute informally known as "Chimp Eden". Enjoy the lovely views of the de Kaap Valley Mountains. Continue with a scenic drive through Mpumalanga arriving Johannesburg airport late afternoon. This evening fly to Cape Town .Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel at the centrally located hotel just minutes away from restaurants, pubs, theatres and shops. It is ideally positioned in the heart of Cape Town's Victoria & Alfred Waterfront development. Overnight: Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge.

    Day 7, Thursday - Capetown

    You begin your tour of Capetown beginning with an aerial cable car to the top of Table Mountain (excludes cableway ticket fee & also is weather permitting). Unsurpassed panoramic views of the sea and city await. Descend and pass through Malay Quarter, city centre and Company Gardens. Visit the Castle of Good Hope, a museum depicting the military history of the Cape (time permitting) and Diamond Works. Travel to the Milnerton area and photograph Table Mountain from across Table Bay. One highlight stop is the Table Mountain Cableway where you may wish to consider purchasing a ticket for the ride to the top of the mountain. Afternoon at leisure to explore the city further on your own. You may want visit the South African Museum, the Gold Museum and Camps Bay Beach. Do not miss out visiting the Two Oceans Aquarium, which is a few blocks from your hotel. Overnight: Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge

    Day 8, Friday – Capetown

    Today you will enjoy a full day tour to Cape Peninsula.beginning with a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast passing through the fishing village of Hout Bay. Here you will have the option of taking a short boat trip to Duiker Island to view the Cape Fur seals (own account). The tour then heads along Chapman's Peak (if open). Drive on to Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Return to Cape Town by way of the Simon's Town naval base where we visit the penguin colony at Boulders Beach (optional, for own account). Travel via Fish Hoek fishing village and Muizenberg to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens for a short walking tour. Arrive back to Capetown. Overnight: Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge

    Day 9, Saturday – Capetown

    Begin your cultural day with a visit to one of the most symbolically significant and moving sights in South Africa, Robben Island, a place of banishment and exile during Apartheid. Some freedom fighters, including former President Nelson Mandela, spent more than a quarter of a century in prison for their beliefs, Today a Unesco World Heritage site, your guide will most probably be a former prisoner. Return by ferry for an afternoon at leisure. Overnight: Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge

    Day 10, Sunday - Departure

    This morning transfer to the Cape Town airport for your flight to Johannesburg to connect with your afternoon flight to New York via South African Airways. Or you may want to take an optional tour to Victoria Falls (see below if yes)

    Day 11, Monday, New York

    Early morning arrival into New York (JFK)

    Return Home or Go on the Optional Extension to Victoria Falls

    Day 10, Sunday - Victoria Falls

    Depart this morning from Cape Town and fly to Johannesburg airport for your flight to Victoria Falls. Transfer will be arranged from the airport to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure at your hotel nestled on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River with river frontage and a jetty site. Overnight: A’Zambezi Rivier Lodge

    Day 11, Monday – Victoria Falls

    After breakfast enjoy a guided tour of one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World-Victoria Falls. While it is neither the highest nor the widest waterfall in the world, it is claimed to be the largest. This is based on the width of 5,604 feet and a height of 354 feet, which forms the largest sheet of falling water in the world. This afternoon enjoy leisure time until you depart on a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. The cruise is a superb way to relax and enjoy the beauty of the river. You may have the opportunity to see a variety of game; including hippo, crocodile, and elephant as well as enjoy the many different bird species. Overnight: A’Zambezi River Lodge

    Day 12, Tuesday - Departure

    Transfer to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg and connect with your overnight flight New York.
    (B )

    Day 13, Wednesday – New York

    Arrive early this morning into New York’s JFK International airport.

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    * Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.

    Additional Information: Airline taxes and fuel surcharges are included in the package price and are subject to change until time of ticketing.

    Entry Requirements:
    US citizens require a passport valid for six months beyond travel dates.


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