Surprising South Africa

From $9,149.00 CAD per person (twin occupancy)

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NOVEMBER 2–17, 2022


$9,149 CAD per person twin share


16 Days/15 Nights

There is absolutely no doubt South Africa is blessed with spectacular natural beauty, a fantastic climate and diversely interesting regions with diverse cultures. To say that South Africa is a virtual paradise is a true statement. The country geographically consists of an unspoiled coastline stretching for 2800 kilometres/1740 miles, dramatic mountains and escarpments, extensive bushveld, subtropical forest and outstanding wetlands.

INCLUSIONS


  • First Class hotel accommodation
  • All transfers and transportation is by private, air-conditioned coach with driver (Any individuals travelling outside the group arrangement must organize own transportation)
  • English Speaking National Guide (Staying with group at Kapama)
  • Arrival Meet & Greet assistance
  • Entrance fees and game activities as per the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated on itinerary (B-full breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
  • Flight Cape Town to Durban* INCLUSIONS
  • Government levies & taxes based on current levels
 

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Kapama Reserve
Located at North Kruger, enjoy two game drives per day, accompanied by a skilled ranger and tracker, you can expect to encounter a diverse range of animal and bird species. Since this is a Big Five reserve, encountering lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo is possible over a two-day safari. While seeing big game is always exhilarating, there are many other smaller species that are also captivating, and birding enthusiasts will be delighted at the approximately 350 species of bird recorded on the reserve.

Hluhluwe –Imfolozi National Park
Stellenbosch is home to some of the most beautiful vineyard landscapes, and contains some of the most prestigious wineries in South Africa. We discover the history of this quaint town courtesy of a guided walking tour. The learn about the passion behind every bottle of wine with a wine estate visit and cellar tour and tasting. A second wine tasting, together with a scrumptious lunch, where you are able to taste the local at one of the many other wine estates before. Taste the locally grown produce as we enjoy lunch at anotherWe.


 
Wetlands Estuary Cruise
The iSimangaliso Wetland Park, is an UNESCO recognized area known for its extremely varied terrain including: lakes, beaches, coral reefs, wetlands, woodlands, coastal forests and grasslands, which together support an astounding diversity of animal, bird and bird and marine life. Lake St. Lucia started forming about 140 million years ago. And is largest estuarine lake in South Africa. Stretching from the mouth in the southern part of the park, and then northwards to the Mkuze swamps. On the cruise you have access to basking hippos, crocodiles and abundance of birds.

Robben Island & Table Mountain
Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park is the oldest game park in Africa and is the only one in KwaZulu Natal where the Big 5 occur. It covers some 96 000 hectares and is world renowned for its rhino conservation. In addition to the Big Five - lion, rhino (back & white), elephant, buffalo and leopard - other wildlife include the nile crocodile, hippo, white and black rhino, leopard, lion, cheetah, hyena, elephant, buffalo, blue wildebeest, jackal, giraffe, zebra, waterbuck, nyala, eland, kudu, impala, duiker, suni, reedbuck, warthog, bushpig, mongoose, baboons, monkeys, a variety of tortoises, terrapins, and snakes.

Stellenbosch Walking & Wine Tour
Robben Island is on everyone’s “must do” list, experience the conditions of incarceration - view Nelson Mandela's maximum-security prison cell (Cell 5) and see the lime quarries. Table Mountain is one of Cape Town best known landmarks, enjoy a thrilling ride on a cable car (weather permitting) as it whisks you to an altitude of more than 3,000 feet, landing atop the aptly named, and flat-topped, Table Mountain. The views of Cape Town, Robben Island and Lion’s Head will leave you breathless.


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Gold Restaurant Dinner
A highlight dinner, the Gold Restaurant will take you on a taste safari from Cape Malay to African cuisine – from Cape Town to Timbuktu. We start your evening with an interactive Djembe drumming session which will get you in tune with our African rhythms and songs for the rest of the night. The dinner is a set 15 course menu served to you by the beautifully adorned staff who will explain each dish to you and from which African country the dish originates from.

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DEPOSIT & FINAL PAYMENT: I. GROUP DEPOSIT: In order to block land arrangements, a non-refundable deposit of CAD$200.00 per person is required for all tours, except Surprising South Africa, which requires a non-refundable deposit of CAD$600 per persontwin share/$700 per person single room II. ADDITIONAL DEPOSIT: At times, additional deposits may be required for your arrangements and at times this information may be advised after initial quote or confirmation. If applicable, we will advise you as soon as we are made aware of this. III. AIR DEPOSITS: TBA - air deposit will be required on the domestic flights. IV. FINAL PAYMENT: Final payments are required no later than the following dates; Cultural Dubai: Oct 20, 2021 Enchanting Japan: Feb 11, 2022 Australia Walkabout: Jun 04, 2022 Surprising South Africa: July 15, 2022 CANCELLATION: Prior to Final Payment: Deposit 74-61 Days prior to departure 75% of total cost 60 days prior to departure: 100% of tour cost Important Note: Cancellation penalties for some travel arrangements may differ from our general conditions. In this occurrence, you will be advised of these addendums at the time of confirmation or prior to any penalties becoming applicable and as soon as we are notified of these special conditions. INSURANCE: It is strongly recommended that you purchase cancellation insurance to protect against cancellation due to illness prior to or during travel. Please ask your agent for a quote. 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ENTICING JAPAN All airfares, departure taxes & fuel surcharges, seat selection, Personal items, Optional Tours, Meals unless listed in itinerary, Tips & Gratuities, Early check-in & late check out of rooms (standard check-in time is 2pm and check out 10am), Travel Insurance, Visa/passport handling fees, Any increase in local tax rates. III. AUSTRALIA WALKABOUT All airfares, departure taxes & fuel surcharges, seat selection, except if noted above, Personal items, Optional Tours, Meals unless listed in itinerary, Tips & Gratuities, Early check-in & late check out of rooms (standard check-in time is 2pm and check out 10am), Travel Insurance, Visa/passport handling fees. IV. SURPRISING SOUTH AFRICA All airfares, departure taxes & fuel surcharges, Seat Selection, Personal items, Meals unless listed in itinerary and all drinks, Tips & Gratuities, Early check-in & late check out of rooms (standard check-in time is 2pm and check out 10am), Travel Insurance , Any changes to Government levies & taxes, Visa/passport handling fees, Victoria Falls Post Tours – please inquire.

Itinerary

  1. Surprising South Africa

    NOV 02 - ARRIVE CAPE TOWN You will be met and transferred to your hotel. Accommodation: Commodore Hotel (4 Nights)

    NOV 03 - ROBBEN ISLAND, TABLE MOUNTAIN, MALAY QUARTER (B/D) A morning Robben Island Tour, followed by a visit to Table Mountain and the Malay Quarter. Dinner at Gold Restaurant.

    NOV 04 - CAPE PENINSULA (B/L/D) Drive through Millionaire’s Paradise from Clifton to Camps Bay, enjoy Seal Island Cruise at Hout Bay, take the Funicular. Lunch at Simon’s Town, and visit the Penguin Colony of Boulder’s Beach. Sunset dinner at Camps Bay Restaurant.

    NOV 05 - STELLENBOSCH WALKING & WINE TOUR  (B/L)  Walking tour of Stellenbosch. Wine Estate visit with Cellar tour and two tastings.
     
    NOV 06 - FLY CAPE TOWN TO DURBAN (B) Transfer to Cape Town airport for flight to Durban. On arrival transfer to your hotel. Accommodation: The Oyster Box Hotel (2 Nights)

    NOV 07 - DURBAN CITY TOUR (B)Visit Point Waterfront, Durban Botanic Gardens, and Warwick Triangle markets. Afternoon at leisure.

    NOV 08 - WETLANDS ESTUARY CRUISE (B/D) iSimangaliso Wetland Park, cruise the estuary and see basking hippos, crocodiles and abundance of birds. Accommodation: Zulu Nyala Safari Game Lodge (2 Nights)

    NOV 09 - HLUHLUWE FULL DAY GAME DRIVE (B/D) Full day open-vehicle safari in Hluhluwei Mfolozi National Park.

    NOV 10 - HLUHLUWE TO SWAZILAND (ESWATINI (B/L) Scenic drive towards the Indian Ocean Coast. Lunch at Mantenga Cultural Village and a visit to the craft market. Accommodation: Royal Swazi Sun (2 Nights)

    NOV 11 - SWAZILAND FREE DAY (B) Day at leisure. Optional Golf & Optional Spa.

    NOV 12 - DRIVE SWAZILAND TO KAPAMA (B/D) Transfer to Kapama. Enjoy a Game Drive on the way into the lodge. Accommodation: Kapama River Lodge (3 Nights) 

    NOV 13 - ON SAFARI (B/L/D) Two game drives a day.

    NOV 14 - ON SAFARI (B/L/D)  Two game drives a day.

    NOV 15 - DRIVE HOEDSPRUIT TO JOHANNESBURG (B)  Short morning game drive, then depart from Johannesburg via the Panorama Route Accommodation: Da Vinci Hotel (2 nights)             

    NOV 16 - JOHANNESBURG (B/L/D)  Tour of Kliptown open air museum and Soweto.

    NOV 17 - DEPART JOHANNESBURG (B)  Transfer to the airport for onward flight or Optional Victoria Falls Post Tour Extension.

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