- 10 Days/9 Nights
- Airfare from NYC or Washington, DC
- Flights within South Africa
- 7 nights accommodations
- 15 meals
- Roundtrip airport transfers
- Game drives and entrance fees as specified in itinerary
9 days in south africa
Affordable luxury is the signature of this South African vacation to Cape Town and a “Big Five” safari.
Day 1: Depart USA
Fly from the USA to Cape Town, South Africa.
Day 2: Arrival, Cape TownUpon arrival in Cape Town you will be welcomed and transferred to the luxurious 5-star Table Bay Hotel superbly situated in the heart of the vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
Stay 4 Nights: Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town
Cape Town is one of the most picturesque tourist destinations and also one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Cape Town is situated amidst majestic mountains and is surrounded by pristine white beaches. Often called the ‘cosmopolitan hub of Africa’, it is home to a rich cultural and historical heritage, vibrant restaurants and nightlife and a multitude of activities – from extreme sports to leisurely scenic cruises and world-class shopping.
Day 3: Cape Town
Enjoy a day at leisure in the fascinating city of Cape Town, a city with a diverse range of attractions, sights and activities to offer, it has something for everyone. Time spent in Cape Town will not be forgotten. Dinner tonight will be at Gold Restaurant
Day 4: Cape Winelands
Today’s excursion is to beautiful Franschhoek Valley in South Africa’s Cape Winelands. The first stop will be at La Motte Wine Estate with its picturesque setting and historic charm. Enjoy a wine tasting of the finest wines. Thereafter you will visit La Bourgogne Farm for an olive oil and wine tasting. This working farm produces quality wines, export quality fruit and gourment olive oils from their olive trees.
Day 5: Cape Town
Spend your last day in Cape Town doing some last minute shopping or visit one of the many places of interest. While in Cape Town you will enjoy a superb dinner at Camissa Restaurant at The Table Bay Hotel. Camissa features a separate wine bar and wine tasting room. The chef has created a menu that is locally inspired and sourced.
Day 6: Cape Town/Hoedspruit
Fly to Hoedspruit via Johannesburg for your luxury safari in Thornybush Game Reserve, bordering the Kruger National Park. Spend 3 nights at the intimate Jackalberry Lodge in a luxury chalet.
The majestic Northern Drakensberg Mountains provide a spectacular backdrop to the under-stated luxury found at Jackalberry Lodge in the Thornybush Game Reserve. The luxury accommodation for up to 16 guests creates a restful ethnic ambience in harmony with nature. Attention to detail and true South African hospitality will charm guests and leave them with a true sense of real beauty and warmth
Stay 3 Nights: Jackalberry Lodge, Hoedsspruit
Day 7: Thornybush Game Reserve
Awaken early for your morning game drive with numerous opportunities to spot and photograph wildlife. More than 60 species of wildlife are found on this vast reserve including lion, leopard, buffalo, cheetah, rhino and elephant.
Return to the lodge for lunch and relaxation. Relax by the pool, enjoy the tranquility of the bush or take a siesta to make up for the early morning wake-up call.
Later this afternoon set out for another unforgettable safari. This is the time to discover the nocturnal species and if you’re lucky, watch the predators on the hunt.
Day 8: Thornybush Game Reserve
Another day of exciting game drives! Thornybush Game Reserve boasts abundant game giving guests an increased possibility of encountering not only the “Big Five” but also a host of plains game and even cheetah.
Day 9: Hoedspruit/Johannesburg/Depart
After breakfast you will be transferred by road to Johannesburg Airport to connect with your scheduled South African Airways flight.
Day 10: USA
Arrive back in the USA.
Pricing & Departures
|Jan 15, 31; Feb 12; Mar 11, 31; Apr 7, 14, 21; May 5; Aug 18, 27; Sep 1, 8, 15, 22, 30; Oct 6,13,20, 27; Dec 8, 2016||$3,999|
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