Classic African Safari

This is the ultimate Classic African Safari. You will leave no stone unturned as you explore breathtaking savannah’s, riddled with untamed adventure and rewarding game-viewing. Then venture to Kenya and Tanzania, where you will experience the best game viewing Africa has to offer, dine under star-swept skies and conclude with a bit of Maasai magic.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 01: Arrive Cape Town

Arrive in Cape Town where we’ll meet you on arrival and transfer you to your hotel, affectionately known as Mt Nellie. At the foot of the Table Mountain, and walking distance of Company’s Garden and restaurants, this exquisitely restored colonial hotel was painted pink over 100-years ago. Upon arrival, enjoy some time to settle in before savouring a warm welcome reception.

Hotel: Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, 3 nights

Day 02: Cape Town

A gateway to Cape Town’s past, you will stop at the Castle of Good Hope for a tour of this historic landmark. Afterwards, you will board the iconic aerial cableway to the top of Table Mountain, before embarking on your included sightseeing activity. Perhaps spend the afternoon at the Victoria & Alfred (V&A) Waterfront with a visit to the largest museumof contemporary African art in the world, the Zeitz Mocaa Museum, followed by a drink or afternoon tea at the Silo Hotel. Or, set off on a heritage tour where you will discover the neighbourhoods of Bo-Kaap and District Six. Maybe set out on a hike along the Camps Bay Pipe Track, which offers views above the gorgeous beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay. Tonight, enjoy a dinner at a local restaurant to savour Cape Town’s Fabulous food.

Day 03: Cape Town – Cape Peninsula

This morning, you will journey along the coastal Chapman’s Peak Drive to Cape Point. En route, take in the South African beach scenery, its quaint villages and the ‘tip’ of Africa, Cape Point, before continuing on to Simon’s Town for lunch. Nearby is Boulders Beach, where you might get the chance to see a colony of penguins, before returning to your hotel.

Day 04: Robben Island – Stellenbosch

This morning, meet with a former prison guard for a private tour at Robben Island. Originally assigned to guard Nelson Mandela, you will be moved by his stories of the island and the Maximum Security Prison where thousands of South African Freedom Fighters were incarcerated. It’s then onto the oak-shaded streets of Stellenbosch for the remainder of the day at the Lanzerac Hotel. Here, let the hotel’s tremendous history, character and charm unfold before you, upon the backdrop of magnificent mountains.

Hotel: Lanzerac Hotel, 2 nights

Day 05: Stellenbosch

Today you’ll explore Stellenbosch, and admire its Cape Dutch architecture and colonial history. Here you will indulge in its storied past, remarkable culture and inspiring artwork on a walking tour, before tasting traditional cuisines. You will enjoy the rest of the day at your estate, surrounded by mountains and wine farms, where you can relax or partake in the activities offered within the property.

Day 06: Cape Town – Kruger National Park

Today, fly to Kruger, before transferring to your private lodge within Kruger National Park. This evening, enjoy a round of sundowners as you soak up the African sunset, before dinner.

Hotel: Ngala Safari Lodge or Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge, 2 nights

Day 07: Kruger National Park

Rise early today for your morning game drive with experienced trackers. It’s then back to your lodge for some time to relax before setting off on another game drive this afternoon. Your day ends with a boma dinner under the stars as you enjoy the sounds of the bush. This majestic setting provides a perfect conclusion to your incredible Kruger National Park experience.

Day 08: Kruger National Park – Johannesburg

Today, fly to Johannesburg, where you will stay overnight in preparation for you River safari in the morning.

Hotel: Johannesburg, D’Oreale Hotel.

Day 09: Chobe River – Embark Zambezi Queen

Today you will fly to Kasane in Botswana, then travel by coach and boat into Namibia where you will board your riverboat, the Zambezi Queen for two nights. From your perfect vantage point directly on the river that flourishes with life, you will enjoy incredible game safaris on the Chobe River.

Cruise: Chobe River, Zambezi Queen, 2 nights

Day 10: Chobe River

Prepare for a superb day of viewing animals on safari boat rides.

Day 11: Disembark Zambezi Queen – Chobe River + Livingstone

Disembark your riverboat and cross the border into Botswana then into Zambia. You will then be transferred to your hotel overlooking the Zambezi River, with direct access to Victoria Falls. Once you’ve checked in, relax at your hotel or take a leisurely walk to the falls.

Hotel: Royal Livingstone Hotel, 2 nights

Day 12: Livingstone

Today presents a vast selection of ways in which you could spend the day. You might like to embark on Chief Mukuni’s Village Cultural Tour then visit the Maramba Market. Alternatively, marvel at the spectacular sight of thundering Victoria Falls from a helicopter flight. Or tour the Zimbabwean side of the falls and enjoy a lunch. Savour a farewell dinner.

Day 13: Livingstone, Nairobi

Fly to Nairobi for your East Africa safari.

Hotel: Hemingways Nairobi

Day 14: Nairobi, Ngorongoro Crater

Take a flight to Lake Manyara in Tanzania and join our 4WD vehicles and continue to your lodge. Savour time at leisure before a round of sundowners, followed by dinner.

Hotel: Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge, 3 nights

Day 15: Ngorongoro Crater

Today at the crater, you will stop for a picnic lunch, giving you time to take in the surrounds. Voted as one of the Seven Wonders of Africa, the crater’s high walls are a natural enclosure to vast numbers of wildebeest, zebras, gazelles and lions, so make sure you have your camera ready to capture the abundant wildlife.

Day 16: Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara

Visit a local school and Maasai village, before a barbecue lunch and optional game drive through Manyara National Park.

Day 17: Olduvai Gorge – Serengeti National Park

Take in the spectacular, expansive views and watch out for wildlife, as you travel to Serengeti National Park. At Olduvai Gorge, also known as the Cradle of Mankind, enjoy a private tour of the earliest evidence of the existence of human ancestors.

Hotel: Four Seasons Safari Lodge or Ole Serai Luxury Camp, 3 nights

Day 18: Serengeti National Park

The plains of Serengeti National Park are home to an incredible amount of animals. Rise early this morning for a game drive. Back at your lodge, enjoy some time to relax. This evening savour another game drive, this time observing animals as they prepare for the night time, before enjoying dinner at your lodge.

Day 19: Serengeti National Park

A third day in the national park illuminates the opportunity to spy any animals that you may have missed on game drives yesterday.

Day 20: Serengeti National Park – Masai Mara

Board a light aircraft for your journey to Kenya, where you will take a picturesque flight to the Masai Mara. Shortly after arriving, head off-road through the savannah on your first game drive. Afterwards, retire to your tent retreat.

Hotel: Masai Mara, Karen Blixen Camp or similar, 3 nights

Day 21: Masai Mara

Wake to the sounds of the African bush. Later, enjoy the Masai Mara on morning and afternoon game drives through the private Mara conservancy.

Day 22: Masai Mara

Today is set aside for a game viewing of the Masai Mara Reserve. Otherwise, you might like to spend the day relaxing at camp, or watching resident hippos from your deck. This evening a traditional bush dinner is served within the incredible setting of the Masai Mara.

Day 23: Masai Mara, Nairobi

This morning you will say goodbye to Masai Mara and take a flight to Nairobi. At the end of your day, enjoy a private performance by the Kenyan Boys Choir, with farewell drinks.

Hotel: Hemingways Nairobi

Day 24: Depart Nairobi

After breakfast, your Classic African Safari concludes. We say goodbye before we transfer you to the

airport for your flight.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 26$28,995.00$35,295.00
June: 07, 23$28,995.00$35,295.00
July: 07$28,995.00$35,295.00
August: 02, 04, 16, 18, 23$28,995.00$35,295.00
September: 06, 15$28,995.00$35,295.00
Zambezi Queen upgrade to Master Suite $495.00$695.00
4 Day Rovos Rail Pretoria to Cape Town:
June to September
$2,495.00$3,895.00
Rovos Rail upgrade to Deluxe Suite:
June to September
$1,695.00$2,545.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 23 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 16 dinners
Transport: Airport transfers & Custom-designed vehicles
Flights: Air Ticket: Cape Town - Kruger National Park - Johannesburg - Kasane / Livingstone - Nairobi - Ngorongoro Crater / Serengeti National Park - Masai Mara - Nairobi
Accommodation:21 nights accommodation & 2 Night on-board the Zambezi Queen Cruise
Guide: Experienced Travel Director
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Great Game Parks

Discover the delights of South Africa to East Africa, on this incredible 23 Day Great Game Parks safari holiday, which takes in game parks including Kruger National Park, the Masai Mara and the famous Serengeti National Park.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Cape Town

Be met at Cape Town International Airport on arrival and transfer to Table Bay Hotel at the V&A Waterfront to start your 23 Day Great Game Parks Adventure. The remainder of the date is free at leisure

Hotel: The Table Bay Hotel at the V&A Waterfront, 3 nights

Day 2: Cape Town

Today you will ride the aerial cableway to the top of Table Mountain for spectacular views, then stop by the Castle of Good Hope.

FREEDOM OF CHOICE SIGHTSEEING: With the Freedom of flexibility, this afternoon select the experience that best suites your interests:

Constantia Winelands: Pay a visit to the Cape Winelands region, the largest wine region in South Africa. During your tour, get acquainted with the region’s famous wines and beautiful landscapes.

Robben Island: Visit the island and tour the site where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned. Learn about the island’s history and see where thousands of freedom fighters were incarcerated.

Township tour: Escorted by a local guide, learn about life for those who live in the ‘shanty’ towns of Cape Town

FREEDOM OF CHOICE DINING: Tonight, choose from a selection of local restaurants.

Meloncino: Meloncino boasts Italian Food in traditional Roman style with a slight modern flair. With guaranteed hearty flavours, this is a satisfying dining experience.

Sevruga Restaurant: With a menu that features fresh sushi, Sevruga is a modern seafood restaurant which specialises in offering a range of tantalising flavours sure to tempt your tastebuds.

Den Anker: Experience the flavours of Belgium situated on the beautiful V&A Waterfront. Enjoy seasonal delicacies with a  focus of fresh seafood, including local specialities.

Day 3: Cape Town, Cape Peninsula

Journey along the coastal Chapman’s Peak Drive to Cape Point, a nature reserve within Table Mountain National Park. Take in the majestic South African beach scenery before continuing on to historic Simon’s Town which has been an important naval base for more than 200 years. Nearby Simon’s Town is Boulders Beach. Make a visit here and see a colony of penguins up close.

Day 4: Cape Town – Kruger National Park

This morning, board your plane and fly from Cape Town to Kruger National Park, where you enter the private Ngala Reserve. Settle in to your accommodation and enjoy the scenery as you relax with sundowner drinks.

Hotel: Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge, 2 nights

Day 5: Kruger National Park

Rise early before heading out on a morning game drive with experienced trackers. It’s then back to your lodge for some time to relax and enjoy lunch before setting off on another game drive this afternoon. During both drives you’ll experience incredible encounters with Africa’s Big Five. Your day ends with an intimate boma dinner under the stars as you enjoy the sounds of the bush. The majestic setting provides a perfect conclusion to your incredible Kruger National Park experience.

Day 6: Kruger National Park – Johannesburg 

Fly to Johannesburg where you will stay overnight before heading to Botswana.

Hotel: 54 on Bath

Day 7: Johannesburg – Kasane – Chobe River National Park – Chobe River

Fly to Kasane in Botswana, then travel by coach and boat into Namibia where you will stay on the banks of the Chobe in your own luxurious villa. Over the next two days, watch for wildlife along the shore line. Take time to relax with sundowners on your balcony at sunset before enjoying your evening meal.

Hotel: Chobe Water Villas, 2 nights

Day 8: Chobe River, Chobe River National Park

Wake to a beautiful sunrise overlooking the Chobe River as you prepare for a superb day of viewing animals on a safari boat ride or a 4WD game drive. In the afternoon, seize the opportunity of taking a boat cruise on the Chobe River, as you enjoy a majestic sunset on the water.

Day 9: Livingstone, Victoria Falls

Enter Zambia and transfer to your hotel. Today you can relax and enjoy the close proximity of the falls with views from your hotel or take a leisurely walk to the falls. Enjoy the evening at leisure.

Hotel: Royal Livingstone Hotel, 2 nights

Day 10: Livingstone

FREEDOM OF CHOICE SIGHTSEEING: With the Freedom of flexibility, this afternoon select the experience that best suites your interests:

Cultural Village Tour: Trace the steps of Dr Livingstone on a guided cultural tour and discover a colourful, vibrant village bustling with activity.

Rhino Safari: Enjoy a guided safari and encounter the rhino. Expert guides will impart their knowledge about these marvellous creatures.

Helicopter Flight: Set off on a helicopter flight for a unique look at stunning Victoria Falls (weather permitting). This is the ultimate way to see the incredible landmark and one you won’t forget.

This evening, board the elegant Royal Livingstone Express for dinner and sublime views of the dramatic falls.

Day 11: Livingstone – Johannesburg

Fly to Johannesburg where you will spend the night at leisure. Your Classic Journey ends here before you continue on to East Africa, where your Remote Journey begins.

Hotel: D’Oreale Grande Hotel

Day 12: Johannesburg – Arusha

Fly via Dar es Salaam in Tanzania to the city of Arusha. Transfer to your hotel, on the grounds of a coffee plantation and settle in with Welcome Drinks in the evening.

Hotel: Arusha Coffee Lodge

Day 13: Arusha – Tarangire National Park

Depart Arusha by 4WD today and head to Tarangire National Park, whose landscape is teeming with imposing baobabs and vast savannah plains.Along the way, make a stop at a Maasai village. Here, you’ll learn how the women are creating a sustainable living, thanks to improved water conditions and the ability to grow vegetables for food and income. After your time spent at the Masai village, arrive at Tarangire in the afternoon. Settle in and head out on your first game drive here.

Hotel: Tarangire Balloon Camp, 2 nights

Day 14: Tarangire National Park

The plains of Tarangire National Park are home to an incredible amount of animals, but they are most famous for the annual elephant migration. Rise early this morning, to get up close to these gentle giants on your morning game drive. Return to your camp for lunch before heading out again on another game drive with your experienced driver/tracker. This evening savour another dinner at your camp.

Day 15: Tarangire National Park – Ngorongoro Crater

Depart Tarangire National Park after breakfast this morning. You’ll be staying close to the Ngorongoro Crater, which is the world’s largest inactive, and unfilled volcanic crater. This afternoon, perhaps take an included optional game drive through Lake Manyara National Park before enjoying some time to relax. This evening, sit down to a delicious dinner at your romantic country lodge.

Hotel: Acacia Farm Lodge, 2 nights

Day 16: Ngorongoro Crater

Enjoy a game drive into the Ngorongoro Crater. During your time at the crater today, you’ll also stop for a picnic lunch, giving you time to take in the surrounds. Voted as one of the Seven Wonders of Africa, the crater’s high walls are a natural enclosure to vast numbers of animals. Among them are wildebeest, zebras, gazelles and lions, so make sure you have your camera ready to capture the abundant wildlife.

Day 17: Olduvai Gorge, Serengeti National Park

Visit the prehistoric site, Olduvai Gorge, for a private lecture and tour. One of the world’s most important prehistoric sites, evidence of early humans has been made here, and the gorge is known as the ‘cradle of mankind’. Watch for wildlife as you travel to your spectacular lodge with expansive views over the Serengeti, allowing you to feel at one with the untamed plains.

Hotel: Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti, 2 nights

Day 18: Serengeti National Park

Head out on an early morning and afternoon game drives, keeping a close eye out for the animals that call the park home. See how the endless dry grasslands collide with a brilliant sky. Later, enjoy the infinity pool and views of the waterhole at your lodge.

Day 19: Serengeti National Park – Masai Mara

Board a light aircraft for your journey to Kenya, where you will take a picturesque flight to the Masai Mara. Later, arrive at your camp, where you will retire to your tent retreat that affords uninterrupted vistas along the Mara River.

Hotel: Karen Blixen Camp, 3 nights

Day 20: Masai Mara

Perhaps embark on a balloon safari over the Masai Mara – own expense and booked on tour. Later, enjoy the sensational Masai on morning and afternoon game drives through the private Mara conservancy.

Day 21: Masai Mara

Wake to the sounds of the African bush before a day of game drives. This evening, enjoy a traditional bush dinner within the incredible setting of the Masai Mara Reserve.

Day 22: Marai Mara – Nairobi

Enjoy a breathtaking scenic flight over the Masai Mara to Nairobi and transfer to your hotel.

Hotel: Hemingways Nairobi

Day 23: Depart Nairobi

Transfer to the airport after breakfast, where your Great Game Parks journey draws to a conclusion.

2018 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
July: 5$22,995.00$28,195.00
August: 16, 30$22,995.00$28,195.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 22 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 15 dinners
Transport: Airport transfers & Custom-designed vehicles
Flights: All flights within Africa and airport taxes
Accommodation:22 nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced Travel Director
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary
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Cape Town to Chobe Adventure

Discover the best of Africa on this 15 Day Cape Town to Chobe Adventure journey. Explore the Garden Route, visit Victoria Falls and watch wildlife in Chobe National Park.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Cape Town (South Africa)

On arrival, be met and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, meet your fellow travellers and Tour Director at a Welcome Reception.

Hotel:
 Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel, 3 nights

Discover the breathtaking Cape Peninsula during a full-day tour. Journey along the curving roads of Chapman’s Peak, where spectacular scenes greet you at every bend. Drive to Cape Point and enjoy a light lunch before watching the penguins at Boulders Beach. Later, explore historic Simon’s Town. Tonight, try African drumming before a Welcome Dinner of Cape Malay cuisine.

A city alive with creativity, colour and natural beauty, be ready to fall in love with Cape Town today as you ride a cableway to the summit of Table Mountain before touring the city. During a free afternoon perhaps take a ferry to Robben Island; explore Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens; join an African Heritage Tour; or visit the Constantia Wine Valley.

Farewell Cape Town this morning, and travel through the Karoo region, which showcases a well preserved semidesert eco-system. Arrive at your hotel for a dinner of local produce, including ostrich.

Hotel: Surval Boutique Olive Estate

This morning, discover the Cango Caves. After, tour an ostrich farm and come face-to-face with Africa’s enormous flightless birds as you enjoy the chance to feed an ostrich by hand. Then, join the Garden Route to Knysna, where you will enjoy a free afternoon. Perhaps join a whale watching select experience – seasonal (own expense).

Hotel: Knysna, Protea Hotel Knysna Quays, 2 nights

Visit Featherbed Nature Reserve, a pristine piece of paradise on the Western Head of Knysna, accessible only by ferry. Cross the Knysna lagoon and join a park guide for a 4WD journey to the top of Western Head. Later, you may like to join an optional bushwalk that takes you into ancient sea caves.

Depart Knysna and continue along the Garden Route. Make a stop to visit Monkeyland Primate Reserve, the world’s first free-roaming multi-species primate sanctuary. Continue along the Storms River Mouth and through Tsitsikamma Forest on the way to Port Elizabeth. Check in to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

Hotel: Beach Hotel

Board an included flight to Nelspruit via Johannesburg. On arrival, you’ll be whisked to a private concession of land within Kruger National Park. Settle in to your thatched chalet then head out on your first game drive.

Hotel: Shishangeni Private Lodge, 2 nights

Thorn thickets, savannah grasslands and riverine bush alive with curious critters – Kruger National Park is the perfect place to look for the Big Five as well as a host of smaller mammals. Follow the calls of the wild, from the roaring of a prowling lion to the grunt of a hippopotamus during your time out on your safari adventure. You’re treated to a taste of South Africa tonight with an authentic outdoor boma dinner beneath the starlit sky.

Farewell Kruger National Park and fly to Johannesburg. Perhaps spend your free afternoon in the buzzing town of Soweto, the former hometown of Nelson Mandela.

Hotel: Johannesburg, Southern Sun Hyde Park

Take an included flight to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe today. On arrival, set out on a guided tour of the falls before transferring to Livingstone.

Hotel: AVANI Victoria Falls Resort

During your free day, perhaps enjoy a helicopter or microlight flight. Or, head out on a sunset cruise.

Cross the border to Chobe National Park. At sunset, head out on a game-viewing cruise to observe the herds of elephants that flock to the riverbank at this time of the day.

Hotel: Chobe Bush Lodge or upgrade to a suite on a Chobe Princess Safariboat, 2 nights

During this morning’s game drive, you’ll have many chances to spot Africa’s famous mammals thanks to the park’s high density of elephant herds and lion prides. Buffalo, zebras, antelope, including lechwe, may be seen here too, as well as an abundance of birdlife. You will also delight in a cruise along the Chobe River, which offers you a unique way of viewing game and the picturesque African sunset. Return to your lodge for dinner prepared by expert chefs and set within stunning surrounds.

Day 15: Chobe National Park, Depart Livingstone

Travel back to Livingstone this morning for your onward flight.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 20$9,495.00$11,595.00
June: 03$9,495.00$11,595.00
July: 01, 15$9,495.00$11,595.00
August: 05, 19$9,495.00$11,595.00
September: 02, 16, 30$9,495.00$11,595.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 14 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 7 dinners
Transport: Airport transfers & Custom-designed vehicles
Flights: Air Ticket: Port Elizabeth - Johannesburg - Nelspruit - Johannesburg - Victoria Falls
Accommodation:14 nights accommodation
Guide: Experienced Tour Director
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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African Journey

Join a 13 Day African Journey small group adventure from Cape Town to Kruger National Park with APT. Get close to wildlife on small group Game Drives and on a Zambezi Queen cruise safari.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Cape Town

Arrive in Cape Town, where we’ll meet you on arrival and transfer you to your hotel, affectionately known as Mt Nellie. At the foot of the Table Mountain, and walking distance of Company’s Garden, this exquisitely restored colonial hotel was painted pink over 100-years ago. Upon arrival, enjoy some time to settle in before savouring a warm welcome reception.

Hotel: Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, 3 nights

Built by Dutch colonialists, stop at the Castle of Good Hope for a tour of this historic pentagonal fortress that is the oldest colonial building in South Africa. Afterwards, board the aerial cableway to the top of Table Mountain, before embarking on your included sightseeing activity. Perhaps spend the afternoon at the Victoria and Alfred (VandA) Waterfront with a visit to the largest museum of contemporary African art in the world, the Zeitz Mocaa Museum, followed by a drink or afternoon tea at the Silo Hotel. Or, set off on a heritage tour where you will discover the neighbourhoods of Bo-Kaap and District Six. Or if you’re feeling active, set out on a hike along the Camps Bay Pipe Track, which offers sensational views above the gorgeous beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay, as well as Cape Town’s 12 Apostles Mountain. Tonight, you will enjoy dinner at a local restaurant to savour the fabulous food that Cape Town has to offer.

Day 3: Cape Town – Cape Peninsula

After breakfast this morning, you will journey along the spectacular coastal Chapman’s Peak Drive to Cape Point. En route, take in the South African beach scenery, its quaint villages and the ‘tip’ of Africa, Cape Point, before continuing on to Simon’s Town for lunch. Nearby is Boulders Beach, where you might see a colony of penguins, before returning to your hotel.

This morning, meet with a former prison guard for a private tour at Robben Island. Originally assigned to guard Nelson Mandela, you will be moved by his stories of the island and the Maximum Security Prison where thousands of South African Freedom Fighters were incarcerated. After your private tour of Robben Island, head for the oak-shaded streets of Stellenbosch for the remainder of the day at the Lanzerac Hotel. Here, let the hotel’s tremendous history, character and charm unfold before you, upon the backdrop of magnificent mountains.

Hotel: Lanzerac Hotel, 2 nights

Today you’ll explore the historical town of Stellenbosch, and admire its beautiful Cape Dutch architecture and colonial history. Here you will indulge in its storied past, remarkable culture and inspiring artwork on a walking tour, before tasting traditional cuisines such as the savoury classic Bobotie and sweet amarula mousse. Once you’ve enjoyed time to explore Stellenbosch, make the most of the rest of the day at your estate, surrounded by mountains and wine farms, where you can relax or partake in the activities offered within the property.

Today, fly to Kruger, before transferring to your private lodge within Kruger National Park. This evening, enjoy a round of sundowners as you soak up the magnificent African sunset, before a delicious dinner.

Hotel: Ngala Safari Lodge or Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge, 2 nights

Rise early for your morning game drive, which presents the perfect opportunity to spot animals roaming in the wild. After your morning game drive, head back to your lodge for time to relax before another game drive this afternoon. Your day ends with a boma dinner under the stars.

Today you will fly to Johannesburg, where you will stay overnight in preparation for our flight to Botswana in the morning.

Hotel: D’Oreale Hotel

Today you will fly to Kasane in Botswana, then travel by coach and boat into Namibia where you will board your riverboat, the Zambezi Queen for two nights. From your perfect vantage point directly on the river that flourishes with life, you will enjoy incredible game safaris on the Chobe River.

Cruise: Zambezi Queen or similar

Prepare for a superb day of viewing animals on safari boat rides. Why not seize the opportunity and visit a Namibian village, or try your hand at tiger fishing.

Day 11: Disembark Zambezi Queen, Chobe River, Livingstone

This morning, disembark your riverboat and cross the border into Botswana, then into Zambia. You will then be transferred to your hotel overlooking the Zambezi River, with direct access to Victoria Falls. Once you’ve checked in, you can relax at your luxurious hotel or take a leisurely walk to the falls.

Hotel: Royal Livingstone Hotel, 2 nights

Today presents a selection of ways in which you could spend the day. You might like to embark on Chief Mukuni’s Village Cultural Tour then visit the Maramba Market. Alternatively, marvel at the spectacular sight of thundering Victoria Falls from a helicopter flight. Or tour the Zimbabwean side of the falls and enjoy a lunch. After exploring Livingstone on your chosen sightseeing activity, savour a farewell dinner.

After breakfast, your African Journey adventure concludes. We say goodbye before we transfer you to the airport for your flight

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 26$12,995.00$16,995.00
June: 07, 09, 23$12,995.00$16,995.00
July: 07$12,995.00$16,995.00
August: 02, 04, 16, 18, 23, 25$12,995.00$16,995.00
September: 06, 15$12,995.00$16,995.00
Zambezi Queen upgrade to Master Suite $495.00$695.00
4 Day Rovos Rail Pretoria to Cape Town:
June to September
$2,495.00$3,895.00
4 Day Rovos Rail Livingstone to Pretoria:
June to September
$3,695.00$4,695.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 12 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 8 dinners
Transport: Airport transfers & Custom-designed vehicles
Flights: Air Ticket: Cape Town - Kruger National Park - Johannesburg - Kasane
Accommodation:10 nights accommodation & 2 Night on-board the Zambezi Queen Cruise
Guide: Experienced Travel Director
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Great African Odyssey

Great African Odyssey – We don’t use the term ‘great’ lightly. Home to an array of natural splendours, take to the skies and peer out over the stunning and colourful landscapes in hopes of wildlife sightings. Savour sundowners, sunsets and sumptuous dinners, before you discover the Chobe River by boat. Finally, venture into the greatest game parks of East Africa.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Windhoek

Arrive in Windhoek, where your private air safari begins. Enjoy a welcome dinner.

Hotel: Am Weinberg Boutique Hotel

Day 2: Windhoek – Sossusvlei – NamibRand Nature Reserve

Fly to Sossusvlei, where you will see from above some of the highest sand dunes in the world. Stop in Sossusvlei for a memorable excursion into the dunes, before boarding a flight to NamibRand Nature Reserve. Head out on a drive, stopping for sundowners overlooking the Chateau Plains.

Arrive in Windhoek, where your private air safari begins. Enjoy a welcome dinner.

Hotel: Wolwedans Dune Lodge, 2 nights

Day 3: NamibRand Nature Reserve

Venture out on morning and afternoon 4WD nature excursions and take in the incredible African desert scenes. Tonight, sit down to a sumptuous dinner.

Day 4: NamibRand Nature Reserve – Etosha National Park

Re-board your private plane and fly over the Dune Sea, which stretches along Namibia’s entire Atlantic coast. Land at Walvis Bay and board a cruise to see dolphins, ending with a lunch along the beach. After your Walvis Bay cruise, continue by plane to Onguma Private Game Reserve.

Hotel: Onguma The Fort, 3 nights

During morning and afternoon game drives, experience the wildlife of Etosha National Park. Within the desert, elephants, lions, giraffes and many breeds of birds congregate around the various waterholes. You may also spot zebras, cheetahs, leopards or black rhinos.

Explore Onguma Private Game Reserve via morning and afternoon game drives. This evening, experience a sunset in front of the waterhole, over the salt pans of Africa.

Savour your last breakfast in Onguma Private Game Reserve then board your plane to Windhoek. Continue to Cape Town and transfer to your hotel.

Hotel: Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, 3 nights

A gateway to Cape Town’s past, you will stop at the Castle of Good Hope for a tour of this historic landmark. Afterwards, you will board the aerial cableway to the top of Table Mountain. Tonight, you will enjoy a dinner at a local restaurant.

Today you will journey along the coastal Chapman’s Peak Drive to Cape Point, before continuing on to Simon’s Town for lunch.

Today, meet with a former prison guard of Nelson Mandela for a private tour at Robben Island. After your private tour of Robben Island, savour the rest of the day at your beautiful estate in Stellenbosch.

Hotel: Lanzerac Hotel, 2 nights

Today you will indulge in Stellenbosch’s storied past and remarkable culture on a walking tour.

Today, fly to Kruger, before transferring to your private lodge. Enjoy a round of sundowners, before dinner.

Hotel: Ngala Safari Lodge or Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge, 2 nights

Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives with experienced trackers. Your day ends with a boma dinner under the stars.

Today you will fly to Johannesburg.

Hotel: Johannesburg, D’Oreale Hotel

This morning, you will fly to Kasane, then travel into Namibia to board the Zambezi Queen.

Cruise: Zambezi Queen or similar, 2 nights

Prepare for a superb day of wildlife viewing on safari boat rides.

Disembark your riverboat and be transferred to your hotel located on the Zambezi River, with direct access to Victoria Falls.

Hotel: Royal Livingstone Hotel, 2 nights

Today presents a vast selection of ways in which you could spend the day.

Day 19: Livingstone, Nairobi

Fly to Nairobi for your East Africa safari.

Hotel: Hemingways Nairobi

Take a flight to Lake Manyara in Tanzania and join our 4WD vehicles and continue to your lodge. After your flight, savour time at leisure before a round of sundowners, followed by dinner.

Hotel: Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge, 3 nights

During your time at the Ngorongoro Crater today, you will stop for a picnic lunch. Make sure you have your camera ready to capture the abundant natural wildlife.

Day 22: Lake Manyara

Visit a local school and Maasai village. Enjoy a barbecue lunch and optional game drive through Manyara National Park.

Take in the spectacular, expansive views and watch out for wildlife, as you travel to Serengeti National Park. At Olduvai Gorge, enjoy a private tour of the earliest evidence of the existence of human ancestors.

Hotel: Four Seasons Safari Lodge or Ole Serai Luxury Camp, 3 nights

The plains of Serengeti National Park are home to an incredible amount of animals. Rise early this morning for a game drive. Back at your lodge, enjoy some time to relax. This evening savour another game drive, this time observing animals as they prepare for the night time, before enjoying dinner at your lodge.

Day 25: Serengeti National Park

A third day in the national park illuminates the opportunity to see any animals that you may have missed on game drives yesterday.

Board a light aircraft for your journey to Kenya, where you will take a picturesque flight to the Masai Mara, home to the nomadic Maasai people who have lived here for centuries. Shortly after arriving, head off-road through the savannah on your first game drive. This is one of the best places in Africa to spot the Big Five, as well as cheetahs and hyenas. Take in the sounds of the bush at your tented camp, your home for the next three nights. Enjoy dinner before retiring for the evening.

Hotel: Karen Blixen Camp or similar, 3 nights

Enjoy the sensational Masai Mara on morning and afternoon game drives through the private Mara conservancy. Raise a glass and celebrate your experience with sundowner drinks.

Today is set aside for a game viewing of the Masai Mara Reserve. This evening a traditional bush dinner is served.

This morning you will say goodbye to Masai Mara and take a flight to Nairobi. At the end of your day, enjoy a private performance by the Kenyan Boys Choir, with farewell drinks.

Hotel: Hemingways Nairobi

After breakfast, your journey concludes. We say goodbye before we transfer you to the airport for your flight.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 20$40,495.00$47,495.00
June: 17$40,495.00$47,495.00
July: 01, 29$40,495.00$47,495.00
August: 12$40,495.00$47,495.00
September: 09$40,495.00$47,495.00
Zambezi Queen upgrade to Master Suite $495.00$695.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 29 breakfasts, 18 lunches, 23 dinners
Transport: Airport transfers & Custom-designed vehicles
Flights: Air Ticket: Windhoek - NamibRand Nature Reserve - Esosha National Park - Windhoek - Cape Town - Kruger National Park - Johannesburg - Kasane / Livingstone - Nairobi - Ngorongoro Crater / Serengeti National Park - Masai Mara - Nairobi
Accommodation:27 nights accommodation & 2 Night on-board the Zambezi Queen Cruise
Guide: Experienced Travel Director & guides
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Secrets of South Africa

Experience the unmissable sites on this affordable 11 day Secrets of South Africa package staying in stylish 4-star accommodation. From the vibrant V&A Waterfront, to trendy Kloof Street and beachy Camps Bay, the beautiful and diverse city of Cape Town has something for everyone. Spoil yourself in the Cape Winelands where you can visit some of the world’s best wineries, sample Africa’s best cuisine, and enjoy breathtaking landscapes. Finish your holiday on safari in the Karongwe Private Game Reserve, where you will enjoy game drives and guided bush walks on the reserve, plus a full day in Kruger National Park and a boat trip in the Blyde River Canyon.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Cape Town

On arrival at Cape Town Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Hotel: Southern Sun Waterfront, 4 nights
Day 2: Cape Town

Enjoy the morning at leisure. At 13h30 you will be collected for your Half-day City & Table Mountain Tour – a geographical and cultural extravaganza showing you Cape Town from its historical beginnings to the dazzling, modern city it is today. Table Mountain ticket excluded (as weather permitting).

Day 3: Cape Town

At 08h30 this morning you will be collected for your Full-day Cape Point & Peninsula Tour. This awe-inspiring tour to the towering headland known as Cape Point encompasses magnificent beaches, breathtaking views, and picturesque coastal villages. The Cape Peninsula is one of the world’s most scenic areas and stretches from the City centre to Cape Point. Highlights include: the Atlantic Seaboard (Clifton, Camps Bay, Twelve Apostles), Hout Bay harbour with an optional boat trip to Seal Island, the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, lunch at seaside restaurant (to be paid for locally), Boulder’s Beach Penguin Colony, and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. You will be dropped back off at your hotel at roughly 17h30.

Day 4: Cape Town

Full day at leisure to explore Cape Town yourself.

Day 5: Stellenbosch

After breakfast you will be met and transferred to Stellenbosch in the Cape Winelands.

Hotel: Spier Hotel & Wine Farm, 2 nights
Day 6: Stellenbosch

Full day at leisure to explore the Cape Winelands.

Day 7: Karongwe Game Reserve

After breakfast you will be met and transferred to Cape Town Airport in time for your onward flight to Hoedspruit (flight not included in package).

On arrival at Hoedspruit Airport you will be met and transferred to the lodge. After lunch you will experience your first game drive in an open 4X4 safari vehicle with ranger and tracker, followed by dinner.

Hotel: Chisomo Safari Camp, 4 nights
Day 8: Karongwe Game Reserve

Start the day with a guided bush walk and learn about the medicinal uses of the various trees and the deep cultural connections to the fauna and flora of the African culture. The walk will give you the opportunity to get a closer look at animal tracks and be fascinated by birds and smaller creatures. After lunch you will follow the scenic route to the Blyde River for a fantastic boat trip to experience the Canyon. Return to the lodge in time for a delicious dinner.

Day 9: Karongwe Game Reserve

Enjoy morning and late afternoon game activities on the reserve. This evening experience a traditional boma dinner while being entertained by the local dancers

Day 10: Karongwe Game Reserve

Depart early this morning for a full day in the famous Kruger Park with a picnic to enjoy the variety of wildlife and look out points. Return to the lodge in time for dinner. (

Day 11: End of Secrets of South Africa Tour

Enjoy your final early morning game drive before breakfast, followed by a transfer to Hoedspruit Airport for your onward flight.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
04 January - 06 January:$4,240.00$6,450.00
07 January - 31 January:$4,165.00$6,295.00
01 February - 31 March:$4,245.00$6,445.00
01 April - 30 April:$3,680.00$5,315.00
01 May - 31 August:$3,550.00$5,095.00
01 September - 30 September:$4,190.00$6,340.00
01 October - 30 November:$4,245.00$6,445.00
01 December - 19 December:$4,190.00$6,340.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 10 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers, Air-Conditioned vehicle & 4x4 Vehicle
Accommodation: 10 nights accommodation
Guide:Local English Speaking Driver / Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Best of South Africa

Discover the Best of South Africa and connect with the culture of two countries. Travel from the north to the south to encounter South Africa’s legacy of Mandela and the cosmopolitan spirit of Cape Town.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Johannesburg

Your seamless South African journey begins with an airport transfer from O.R Tambo International Airport to your hotel. Settle in to the pace of Africa’s most energetic city before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.

Hotel: The Maslow
Day 2: Johannesburg – Kruger National Park Area

The golden Highveld gives way to rolling green hills as we travel to South Africa’s Lowveld. We admire the iconic sights along Mpumalanga’s Panorama Route – the Blyde River Canyon, the heavenly landscapes of God’s Window and Bourke’s Luck Potholes. Before evening falls, we venture to our hotel near the famous Kruger National Park, our home for two nights.

Hotel: Sabi River Sun or Protea Kruger Gate, 2 nights
Day 3: Kruger National Park Safari Game Drive

Connect with nature and explore South Africa’s oldest national park in the company of a Local Specialist. Uncover the secrets of the bushveld – the magnificent and iconic Big 5, the Little 5 and everything in between. See the glistening yellow Golden-orb spider waiting on her web, smell the damp scent of acacia trees in the early morning and keep your head down in search of animal spoor. Spend your afternoon at leisure.

Day 4:  Kruger National Park Area – Mbabane (Swaziland)

Travel to landlocked eSwatini. ‘Dive Into Culture’ during a visit to a Swazi Chief’s village and gain insights into the community’s way of life, sampling some of the local pap and stew, and admiring their striking crimson traditional dress.

Hotel: Royal Swazi Spa
Day 5:  Mbabane (Swaziland) – Hluhluwe

We venture to ‘garden of province’ of KwaZulu Natal and its northern wilderness. Traversing rolling sugarcane fields and lush valleys, we arrive at Hluhluwe-Imfolozi National Park where there is an opportunity to embark on an optional 4×4 game drive. This evening enjoy a delicious South African braai – a perfect way to end the day.

Hotel: Anew
Day 6:  Hluhluwe – Durban (Umhlanga Rocks)

Board an optional morning cruise on Lake St. Lucia and get up close to the hippos, crocodiles and birdlife residing in the estuary. Alternatively explore the town of St Lucia. We continue south to Durban for an effortless encounter with this tropical east coast hub, which begins with a delicious Curry Buffet at the Oyster Box Hotel, one of Trafalgar’s ‘Stays With Stories’ – a seaside hotel that captures the nostalgia of a bygone era.

Hotel: The Oyster Box
Day 7: Durban (Umhlanga Rocks) – Southern Drakensberg Mountains 

Venture through the scenic Valley of 1000 Hills bound for the spectacular escarpment that winds north from the Eastern Cape to Mpumalanga. The Underberg’s vibrant arts and crafts scene and stunning setting provide a beautiful backdrop for a morning drive. You’ll continue to the foothills of the iconic Sani Pass where you’ll have the rest of the afternoon at leisure and stay overnight .

Hotel: Premier Resort Sani Pass, 2 nights
Day 8: Drakensberg Mountains Free Day or Sani Pass Excursion to Lesotho

Indulge in the freedom of a day spent exploring this UNESCO World Heritage Site on your terms. Consider joining an optional 4×4 Sani Pass drive, ascending to a heavenly height of 2,876 metres for lunch at Africa’s highest pub in Lesotho, or alternatively relax down here on earth amidst the Drakensberg’s lofty peaks.

Day 9: Southern Drakensberg Mountains – Eastern Cape Beaches

From enigmatic mountain landscapes to South Africa’s untamed coastline, we venture through the Eastern Cape and the green hills of the Transkei, dotted with Xhosa kraals and homesteads. Discover the legacy of Nelson Mandela, at his birthplace in Xunu, then enjoy the unspoiled Wild Coast beaches of Chintsa, where the only footprints in the sand will be yours.

Hotel: Crawfords Beach Lodge
Day 10: Eastern Cape Beaches – Port Elizabeth

Wake to the sound of the ocean and spend time admiring pristine natural surrounds before we begin our journey to Port Elizabeth. Once a British settlement, this port city holds the distinction of being South Africa’s friendliest city, which you’ll encounter first-hand as you explore it on your own terms this evening.

Hotel: Radisson Blu
Day 11: Port Elizabeth – Tsitsikamma National Park – Knysna

Walk beneath the tranquil canopy of Tsitsikamma’s giant and ancient Yellowwoods, arriving at Storms River Mouth to peer into the depths of the gorge. Walk beneath the tranquil canopy of Tsitsikamma’s giant and ancient Yellowwoods, arriving at Storms River Mouth to peer into the depths of the gorge. ‘Connect With Locals’ during a ‘Be My Guest’ experience at a township in Knysna, where you’ll learn a few key Xhosa phrases, how to drum and gain insights into Xhosa culture. Host Ella will share her life story and reveal the meaning behind some of the local songs that will accompany your traditional Xhosa meal. Our final stop today is the picturesque lagoon setting of Knysna, known as South Africa’s own Garden of Eden. Famed for its indigenous forests, fresh oysters and the two landmark Knysna Heads that stand as sentinels at the edge of the lagoon which shield the town from the Indian Ocean.

Hotel: Premier Resort The Moorings, 2 nights
Day 12: Knysna Free Day

You’ll have a free day to explore the jewel of the Garden Route. Start your day with a leisurely coffee in the Knysna Quays overlooking the lagoon, then consider an Optional Experience to Featherbed Nature Reserve including a drive through the reserve to the top of the lagoon’s Western Head. This evening, why not join an Optional Experience sunset cruise to the Knysna Heads and see where the Indian Ocean crashes against their towering sandstone cliffs?

Day 13: Knysna – Cape Town 

Leave the Garden Route behind bound for the Mother City. You’ll pass through vibrant coastal towns and the Cape Winelands, winding your way along South Africa’s southern Cape coastline. Arriving in Cape Town later this afternoon, you’ll have some time to freshen up before embarking on a visit to the iconic Table Mountain by cable car this evening (weather permitting).

Hotel: Southern Sun The Cullinan, 2 nights
Day 14: Cape Town Free Day

Capture the cosmopolitan energy of South Africa’s Mother City. Spend the day exploring its streets and squares in search of a tucked-away restaurants, boutiques and galleries. Consider an Optional Experience tour around the Cape Peninsula to visit Cape Point and see the penguins of Boulder’s Beach, or sample the Cape’s finest wines in the Cape Winelands. Spend your final evening at a Farewell Dinner with your travelling companions indulging in delicious Cape Malay speciality dishes.

Day 15:  Depart Cape Town

We bid a fond farewell to Cape Town after breakfast. Explore the city on your terms before your transfer to Cape Town International Airport.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January: 11$6,650.00$8,840.00
January: 25$6,650.00$8,840.00
February: 08, 22$6,650.00$8,840.00
March: 07, 21$6,650.00$8,840.00
April: 04, 18$6,325.00$8,355.00
May: 02, 16, 30$6,325.00$8,355.00
June: 13, 27$6,325.00$8,355.00
July: 11, 25$6,325.00$8,355.00
August: 08, 22, 29$6,325.00$8,355.00
September: 05, 12, 19, 26$6,575.00$8,765.00
October: 03, 17, 31$6,575.00$8,765.00
November: 14, 28$6,575.00$8,765.00
December: 12, 19, 26$6,950.00$9,140.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 14 Breakfasts, 2 Lunch, 10 Dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & Air-Conditioned Vehicle
Accommodation:14 nights accommodation
Guide:An expert Travel Director
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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The Best of South Africa

From the history of Johannesburg to exploring Kruger National Park and Cape Town’s highlights, your tour – The Best of South Africa – is an adventure like no other. You’ll begin in Johannesburg’s Soweto Township to learn about its turbulent past and hopeful future. Visit the thought-provoking Apartheid Museum and Mandela House, located in the former neighborhood of Nobel Peace Prize winners, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive In Johannesburg, South Africa

Welcome to Africa! Your hotel is available for mid-afternoon check-in.

Hotel: Garden Court Sandton City, 2 nights

Day 2: Johannesburg

Today’s sightseeing starts with a visit to Soweto (South Western Township), the largest township in the country. Soweto is a part of South Africa’s turbulent past, but this multicultural area is also a reflection of today and hope for tomorrow. Along the way, see the neighborhood that was home to two Nobel Peace Prize winners: Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela. Gain some perspective of life here at Mandela House, where Nelson Mandela lived from 1946 to around 1960, when he was forced underground to elude arrest. After lunch, visit the unforgettable Apartheid Museum to learn about the founding of South Africa before delving into the apartheid era. Using photos, video, and print, the museum takes you on an extraordinary journey through the apartheid years to the 1994 democratic elections that named Nelson Mandela president.

Day 3: Johannesburg – Kruger National Park Area

Depart Johannesburg and explore the Panoramic Route known for its dramatic landscapes. Along the way, see God’s Window, the Lisbon Falls, and Berlin Falls. Continue on to the Kruger National Park area.

Hotel: Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate, 3 nights

Day 4 & 5: Kruger Area

Rise between 5 am and 5:30 am for coffee and tea before your Early Morning Game Drive with an experienced guide. If the timing is right, you might spot some of the big cats after a night of hunting. Spend some time at leisure in the middle of the day. Perhaps book a spa treatment or simply relax at the pool. Be sure to watch for kudu, impala, giraffe, cheetah, spotted hyena, and more on your Afternoon Game Drive. As darkness descends, your guide will bring out a spotlight to help you spot nocturnal animals. Return to your lodge for dinner.

Day 6: Kruger Area – Cape Town

Enjoy some time at leisure this morning before flying to beautiful Cape Town.

Hotel: SunSquare Cape Town Gardens, 3 nights

Day 7: Cape Town

Today, enjoy a full day of sightseeing, starting with a Cable-Car Ride (weather permitting) up Table Mountain for stunning views of the city and its surroundings. Next, visit Boulders Beach where you will see a Colony Of Endangered African Penguins, known for the unique sound they make. After free time for lunch, continue on to Cape Point Nature Reserve for stops at the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point, the southwesternmost point on the African continent. Here, take a Funicular Ride to the steps of the old lighthouse for spectacular panoramic views. On your return journey back to Cape Town, skirt the rocky coastline as you ascend Chapman’s Peak Drive, one of the most spectacular drives in the world. Enjoy the evening at your leisure.

NOTE: Each year, generally in early August, the Table Mountain cableway closes for yearly maintenance. During this time, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens will be visited.

Day 8: Cape Town

Enjoy a full day at leisure for your own discoveries. Perhaps explore the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, take an excursion to the stunning Cape winelands for wine tasting, or cruise to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison. Your Tour Director has suggestions to help you make the most of your day.

Day 9: Cape Town

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January: 18$3,531.00Price on Application
February: 15$3,621.00Price on Application
March: 14$3,531.00Price on Application
April: 18$3,391.00Price on Application
May: 16$3,391.00Price on Application
June: 20$3,391.00Price on Application
July: 11$3,391.00Price on Application
August: 15$3,391.00Price on Application
September: 12$3,391.00Price on Application
October: 10$3,581.00Price on Application
November: 07, 28$3,581.00Price on Application
Inclusions 
Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
Transport:Modern Air-Conditioned vehicle & 4x4 Vehicle
Flights:Air Ticket: Kruger - Cape Town
Accommodation: 8 nights accommodation
Guide:Professional Tour Director
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Cape Town Explorer

Nowhere does soul-stirring better than Cape Town, from the slopes of Table Mountain to the golden vineyards of the Cape Winelands, the rocky Atlantic Seaboard to the edgy City Bowl.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Cape Town

South Africa’s ‘Mother City’ extends a warm sanibonani welcome. After transferring to your hotel, spend the day exploring Cape Town’s cosmopolitan surrounds on your own before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception.

Hotel: The Onyx, 7 nights

Day 2: Table Mountain and Cape Town City Tour

This morning, ascend Table Mountain via aerial cableway to its vast flat top – a rocky wonderland of rich Cape fynbos and curious dassies (hyraxes). Peer over the sprawling City Bowl and Atlantic Seaboard keeping a keen eye out for the landmarks your Travel Director will show you during this morning’s city tour, including Company Gardens, Bo-Kaap and the Castle of Good Hope. The rest of the day is yours to explore Cape Town at leisure.

Day 3: Cape Peninsula Tour

Circumnavigate the Cape Peninsula, from trendy Camps Bay to Cape Point and back. You’ll discover why the winding road which hugs the rocky 12 Apostles is regarded as one of the world’s most magnificent coastal roads. Visit rugged Cape Point which rises out of the swirling Atlantic Ocean. Your journey will take you to the south-western edge of the African continent, through playgrounds of the rich and famous and charming coastal towns along the way.

Day 4: Cape Town Free Day

Indulge in a full free day at leisure in Cape Town. Your Travel Director will arrange return transfers to Camps Bay for you to spend the day at one of Cape Town’s most famous beaches, soaking up the sophisticated atmosphere and café culture. Or choose to spend the day independently in the city, perhaps beginning your exploration at the V & A Waterfront with a visit to the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa or sampling delicious local flavours at the Food Market. After a leisurely day you may wish to tackle the summit of Lion’s Head during an Optional Experience that will see you lace up your boots for a moderate to challenging hike, with spectacular sunset views over the City Bowl and Camps Bay as your well-deserved reward.

Day 5: Hermanus Excursion and Bouchard Finlayson Vineyard Visit

This morning you’ll bid a brief farewell to the city and journey to the coastal town of Hermanus, one of the best places in the world to seasonally view southern right whales. ‘Connect With Locals’ when you meet local business owner Stefan, who will treat you to a delicious ‘Be My Guest’ traditional braai (barbecue), featuring such delicacies as boerewors, pap and melktert and a glass of his homemade wine, and share stories of his life in South Africa’s whale-watching capital. Our next stop is in the scenic Hemel-en-Aarde (Heaven and Earth) Valley where we’ll visit Bouchard Finlayson, an award-winning boutique winery owned by the same family that owns Trafalgar, the Tollman family. You’ll savour some of the estate’s best wines. Later today, we return to Cape Town via the spectacular Clarens Drive, a breath-taking coastal route along which we’ll stop at Betty’s Bay to greet the curious colony of African penguins, one of the largest successful breeding colonies in the world.

Included Meals – Breakfast, Be My Guest, Dinner

Day 6: Robben Island and Amy Foundation Visit

South Africa’s turbulent past is revealed during this morning’s visit to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27-year prison term. Your tour with a ‘Local Specialist’ will reveal the island’s multi-century history, from its origins as a leper colony to its transformation into a military base and finally a prison, ironically with one of the world’s most iconic views of Table Mountain. Enjoy an al fresco lunch at a famous café frequented by Capetonians, then visit one of Trafalgar’s’ ‘Make A Difference’ projects – the Amy Foundation. Learn how the Foundation has supported vulnerable communities over the past 20 years by providing a range of youth programmes for over 2,000 children. Visit one of the schools in a local township during its after-school programme to meet the teachers and students. Depending on the day’s activities, there may be an opportunity to join in with some music, creative arts or sports.

Included Meals – Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7: Cape Winelands Excursion and Free Time

The beautiful Cape Winelands beckon today, with a visit to the French-inspired town of Franschhoek. An orientation tour will reveal why the area has justifiably earned its title as one of the most beautiful wine valleys in the world. Travel to nearby Stellenbosch where you’ll enjoy a wine tasting and picnic style lunch at a picturesque wine estate. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore Cape Town on your own until a memorable Farewell Dinner, where a lively evening with African drumming and Cape Malay cuisine awaits.

Included Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Farewell Dinner

Day 8: Depart Cape Town

Our time in South Africa has come to an end. Transfer to Cape Town International Airport for your onward flight. Or consider extending your holiday by booking our Victoria Falls Experience trip.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January: 04, 18$3,695.00$5,275.00
February: 01, 15, 29$3,695.00$5,275.00
March: 14, 28$3,695.00$5,275.00
April: 11, 25$3,495.00$3,865.00
May: 09, 23$3,495.00$3,865.00
June: 06, 20$3,495.00$3,865.00
July: 04, 18$3,495.00$3,865.00
August: 01, 15, 29$3,495.00$3,865.00
September: 05, 12, 19, 26$3,495.00$5,275.00
October: 03, 10, 24$3,695.00$5,275.00
November: 07, 21$3,695.00$5,275.00
December: 05, 19$3,695.00$5,275.00
December: 26$4,150.00$6,160.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers Modern Air-Conditioned vehicle
Accommodation: 7 nights accommodation
Guide:Professional Travel Director
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Essence of South Africa

Bush, beach and two vibrant cities – capture the Essence of South Africa on this culmination of a Cape Town to Kruger experience, including Johannesburg, the ‘City of Gold’.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Cape Town

South Africa’s ‘Mother City’ and her iconic Table Mountain extend a warm welcome as you embark on a journey that will reveal the highlights of South Africa. Spend the day delving into Cape Town’s cosmopolitan surrounds before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception.

Hotel: Southern Sun Waterfront, 4 nights

Day 2: Table Mountain and Cape Town City Tour

This morning, we encounter Table Mountain first-hand, ascending via aerial cableway to its vast flat top – a rocky wonderland of rich Cape fynbos and curious dassies (hyraxes). Peer over the bustling City Bowl and Atlantic Seaboard keeping a keen eye out for the landmarks your Travel Director will show you during this morning’s city tour, including Company Gardens, Bo-Kaap and the Castle of Good Hope. The rest of the day is yours to explore Cape Town at leisure. Ramble up Bree Street to sample the city’s vibrant coffee culture or take a stroll along the Sea Point promenade with the fellow outdoor enthusiasts.

Day 3: Cape Peninsula Tour

Circumnavigate the Cape Peninsula, from trendy Camps Bay to Cape Point and back. The crashing waves of the Atlantic to your right, the rocky 12 Apostles to your left, wind your way along one of the world’s most magnificent coastal roads towards the outcrop that is Africa’s most extreme south-western tip. Say a quiet hello to the shy penguins of Boulders Beach, see the Cape of Good Hope and travel through charming coastal towns along the way.

Day 4: Cape Winelands Excursion and Cape Town Free Time

Venture to the town of Franschhoek and see during your orientation why it is proclaimed as one of the most beautiful wine valleys in the world. In nearby Stellenbosch, you’ll ‘Connect With Locals’ over a ‘Be My Guest’ experience with host Nocawe. Learn how to make the local dish of pumpkin fritters, then be treated to a traditional Xhosa meal including Amagwinya (fried bread), Umphokogo (crumbled maize meal served with sour milk) and homemade ginger beer. Return to Cape Town for an evening at leisure.

Day 5: Cape Town – Greater Kruger National Park Area

This morning you’ll bid farewell to the ‘Mother City’ and fly to Hoedspruit (flight purchased separately) where a private game reserve near South Africa’s great Kruger National Park beckons. Then kick back, relax and settle in to one of Trafalgar’s ‘Stays With Stories’, Becks Safari Lodge, your home in the bush for the next three nights.

Hotel: Becks Safari Lodge, 3 nights

Day 6: Karongwe Private Reserve Safari Game Drives

The action begins as we embark on an early morning game drive through Karongwe Private Reserve with a Local Specialist game ranger and Shangaan tracker-guide. The rising sun awakens the birds and insects that share your journey into the bush, as you scour the dense brush for signs of the Big 5. After lunch, and time for a siesta and a swim, return to the bush for an afternoon safari drive.

Day 7: Karongwe Private Reserve Safari Game Drives

Today enjoy another full day of game drives through Karongwe Private Reserve. Continue to scour the dense brush with your Local Specialist for incredible encounters with Africa’s iconic wildlife. End the day with a traditional sundowner drink overlooking the Game Reserve, keeping your eyes peeled for signs of wildlife that emerge from their cover of darkness.

Day 8: Greater Kruger National Park Area – Johannesburg

Our time in the South African bushveld comes to a close with a ‘Dive Into Culture’ visit to a local Shangaan village. Learn about the traditions and customs of the Shangaan people and how the Eco Academy there provides eco and wildlife education. The visit includes a simple meal of grilled chicken, pap, Shangaan style cabbage, and for the brave, the opportunity to try mopani worms! Fly to Johannesburg (flight purchased separately) and check into your hotel, which is located in the restaurant and entertainment hub of Melrose Arch.

Hotel: Protea Fire and Ice, 2 nights

Day 9: Johannesburg Sightseeing

Unlock the secrets of the ‘city of gold’ on a full-day tour to view several iconic sites including the Regina Mundi Church and Mandela’s house in Soweto. ‘Dive Into Culture’ during a visit to the Hector Pieterson Museum and the Apartheid Museum, which chronicles South Africa’s tumultuous Apartheid years.

Day 10: Depart Johannesburg

Our epic encounter with South Africa’s iconic sites comes to an end today. Transfer to Johannesburg International Airport for your onward flight.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January: 12$5,750.00$8,120.00
January: 26$5,650.00$8,020.00
February: 09, 23$5,650.00$8,020.00
March: 08, 22$5,650.00$8,020.00
April: 12, 26$5,650.00$7,680.00
May: 10$5,650.00$7,680.00
May: 24$5,450.00$7,680.00
June: 14, 28$5,450.00$7,680.00
July: 05, 12, 19, 26$5,450.00$7,680.00
August: 02$5,450.00$7,680.00
August: 09, 16, 23, 30$5,650.00$7,680.00
September: 06, 13, 20, 27$5,650.00$7,680.00
October: 04, 11, 18, 25$5,650.00$8,020.00
December: 06, 20$5,650.00$8,020.00
December: 27$5,750.00$8,020.00
November: 08, 22$5,750.00$8,120.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 9 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners
Transport:Return Airport Transfers & Luxury Air-Conditioned vehicle & 4x4 Vehcile
Flights:Air Ticket: Cape Town - Kruger National Park - Johannesburg
Accommodation: 9 nights accommodation
Guide:Professional Travel Director
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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