$999/person
8 Days 2+ People Tour ID: G1T8SAFRICA

South Africa - 8 Days

ITINERARY

6 nights First Class accommodations
  • 4 nights Cape Town
  • 2 nights Limpopo Province
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 10 meals: 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Sightseeing & Game Drives per itinerary
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
Additional Features
  • During the Panoramic Cape Town City Tour, pass by Castle of Good Hope, City Hall, the Grande Parade and view Table Mountain
  • Game Drives in magnificent Limpopo Province
Package w/air available starting at $1999
  • Flights New York-Cape Town, Johannesburg-New York
  • Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-flight Cape Town-Johannesburg

For additional departures available from Washington, D.C. and other airports,  ask for pricing.

**PRICES OR TOUR ITINERARY SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME
*Not Included

*Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.

 

This 8 day program is a comprehensive fast-paced tour featuring the highlights of South Africa in a brief visit.


Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary.
Optional Tours

Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour

Depart on a full day Cape Peninsula tour to experience some of the most spectacular views. Drive to Cape Point at the southwestern tip of the Cape Peninsula, passing steep mountains, secluded coves, and sweeping beaches en route. After a stop at the fishing village of Hout Bay, one of Cape Town’s best-kept secrets, continue to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, comprising over 17,300 acres of indigenous flora and fauna, where you may see baboons by the road-side, rheboks, Cape Mountain zebras, bonteboks and the elusive eland. The native plant life, known as fynbos, forms one of only six floral kingdoms in the world. Following the coastline along False Bay, return to Cape Town by way of Simon’s Town. Here, visit the penguin colonies at Boulders Beach, and continue with a scenic drive over Muizenberg Mountain. Lastly, visit the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, resting at the foot of Table Mountain, for a short walking tour of the beautiful gardens before finally returning to Cape Town.

Approximate tour duration is 8 hours.

Day #404 Nov 2016 – 31 Dec 2017$89.00
 01 Jan 2018 – 31 Dec 2018$89.00

Full Day Great White Shark Cage Diving

Join a thrilling full day excursion to “Shark Alley” to experience great white shark cage diving. Early this morning depart Cape Town and head east to the coastal fishing town of Gansbaai. Upon arrival, the crew of your expedition boat will review the day’s activities, safety etiquette and provide fascinating insight to these marine predators. Enjoy a light breakfast before boarding your boat and heading out into the open waters between Geyser Rock and Dyer Islander where great white hunt for seals and penguins. Outfitted with a wetsuit, lifejacket and snorkeling mask, climb through the top of the cage secured to the boat. You will take turns with your fellow divers watching these predators under water and from the comfort of the ship deck.

Return to the port in the early afternoon where you will be greeted with a hot bowl of soup and bread. Relax as the marine biologist recaps your adventure and answers any remaining questions before your return to Cape Town.

*Departure from the hotel will be approximately 4:00 am and the drive from Cape Town to Gansbaai is approximately 2.5 hours (one way). The boat will be launched around 9:00 am and the boat trip will last between 3-5 hours depending on the weather and sea conditions. Shower facilities will be available after the ship returns from the dive. The return transfer to Cape Town will be at approximately 2:00 pm and arrival at 4:30 pm. Pick-up and drop-off times are approximate and will be advised locally.

*Due to limited capacity, advanced booking is recommended for this tour. This is not an exclusive tour and therefore you may be with passengers from other tour companies. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. Due to inclement weather and/or rough seas, this tour may be canceled and refunded.

*Sea conditions can be unpredictable and may become choppy or very rough at times. As a result, some customers experience discomfort and/or seasickness. Some over-the-counter medications, such as Dramamine or Benadryl, may help reduce or prevent seasickness. Clients who are prone to seasickness are advised not to participate in this tour.

*Optionals “Full Day Great White Shark Cage Diving” and “Full Day Winelands Tour” operate at the same time and should not be booked together.

Day #504 Nov 2016 – 31 Dec 2017$160.00
 01 Jan 2018 – 31 Dec 2018$170.00

Full Day Winelands Tour

Wind through South Africa’s fertile valleys, prized for their renowned vintages, and discover the rustic beauty of sprawling estates shaded by giant oaks and rows of vines running as far as the eye can see. Travel the country’s principal wine route to Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch and enjoy tastings at some of the excellent vineyards along the way. Begin with the “Pearl of Paarl” and visit one of the local estates to savor a wine tasting and cellar tour. Then continue northwest to the old, scenic village of Franschhoek, founded near the Drakenstein Mountains in 1688 by French immigrants, whose descendants eventually supplied highly sought after wine to Napoleon, Bismarck, and even King Edward VII. Next, stop for lunch on your own and then it is off to another wine tasting. Lastly, travel to Stellenbosch, South Africa’s second oldest town and the historic heart of the country’s wine region. First recognized as an ideal location for vineyards in 1679, viticulture has been entwined with the town’s history ever since. Also of interest is the town’s fascinating variety of architecture, including buildings in Cape Dutch, Georgian, and Victorian styles. Enjoy a final tasting before bidding farewell to the wine country and returning to Cape Town.

Approximate tour duration is 8 hours.

*Optionals “Full Day Great White Shark Cage Diving” and “Full Day Winelands Tour” operate at the same time and should not be booked together.

Day #504 Nov 2016 – 31 Dec 2017$79.00
 01 Jan 2018 – 31 Dec 2018$79.00

Mabula Balloon Safari

Take off in a hot air balloon as you admire the breathtaking sunrise over the Mabula Private Game Reserve. Drift above the beautiful landscape, watching wild game roam below. At the end of your flight, enjoy a celebratory glass of sparkling wine in the bush. Continue game viewing as you take a leisurely drive back to the lodge.

*Please Note: Departure time for this excursion is very early in the morning, 5 AM or earlier. Agility is required to embark and disembark the balloon basket. Wildlife viewing, quantity and species of animals seen is dependent upon local conditions including weather, wind and seasonal migration patterns.
Due to limited capacity, advanced booking is required for this tour.

Day #701 Sep 2017 – 31 Dec 2018$305.00
2017 & 2018 Dates
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