South Africa Safari Adventure – October 2023
$4000 per person
October 9-20, 2023 – Welcome to South Africa! Welcome to your trip of a lifetime!
Dress CodeCasual and Comfortable
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Day 1: Johannesburg
Welcome to Johannesburg, the "City of Gold!" October 9 / Johannesburg. On arrival to Johannesburg we will be greeted by our local tour guide and accompanied to our hotel. In the evening we will have a welcome dinner. (D)
Day 2: Johannesburg
Johannesburg – Nelson Mandela Sites in Soweto. October 10 / Today you will enjoy a city tour of Johannesburg and start in Soweto where you will visit Mandela House. The Nelson Mandela National Museum, or commonly referred to as Mandela House, is the house on Vilakazi Street in Soweto where Nelson Mandela lived from 1946 to 1962. The house is a single-story red-brick matchbox built in 1945. It has bullet holes in the walls and the facade has scorch marks from attacks with Molotov cocktails (petrol bomb). The inside hosts some original furnishings and memorabilia including photographs, citations given to Nelson Mandela, and the world championship belt given to Mandela by Sugar Ray Leonard. Mandela came back to the house after his release from prison in 1990, despite suggestions from government officials that he find a safer home. However, after 11 days back at the house he moved out again. You can enjoy lunch at a restaurant in the famous Vilakazi Street. Probably the most famous street in the township of Soweto in Johannesburg. It's named after Dr BW Vilakazi who was a poet, novelist and intellectual. He was the first black man to teach at the University of Witwatersrand and helped to write the isiZulu dictionary. Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu lived in this street and Nelson Mandela’s house is still there today, now a museum. A street full of real history and has a wonderful cultural vibe. (B)
Day 3: Johannesburg - Kapama Private Game Reserve.
Breakfast at the hotel’s main restaurant. October 11 / After breakfast, we will be transferred to Johannesburg International Airport for our internal flight (not included) to Hoedspruit Airport where we will be met by our ranger and transferred to Kapama Private Game Reserve near the Kruger National Park. Kapama Game Reserve is an untamed garden of Eden where the spoor of wildlife invites us to explore the timeless beauty of the bush; an oasis of unimaginable luxury provides the greatest vantage point to the Big Five and its vast, untouched wilderness. (B,L,D)
Day 4: Kapama Private Game Reserve.
Today we will explore Kapama Private Game Reserve through morning and afternoon open vehicle game drives, which are included October 12 / Our daily Safari Program starts with an early morning wake up and morning coffee, followed by a Morning Safari and a comprehensive breakfast. Then enjoy the broad variety nature has to offer during our stay at Kapama Private Game Reserve. We enjoy ourselves until it’s time for Lunch and relax during the midday heat. After a refreshing Afternoon tea, enjoy our Afternoon Safari whilst looking out for the Big 5. If you desire, a visit to the endangered species center (HESC) in the area can be arranged. (B,L,D)
Day 5: Kapama Private Game Reserve.
The second day to explore Kapama Private Game Reserve through morning and afternoon open vehicle game drives, which are included October 13 / Today we will explore Kapama Private Game Reserve through morning and afternoon open vehicle game drives, which are included. Our daily Safari Program starts with an early morning wake up and morning coffee, followed by a Morning Safari and a comprehensive breakfast. Then enjoy the broad variety nature has to offer during our stay at Kapama Private Game Reserve. We enjoy ourselves until it’s time for Lunch and relax during the midday heat. After a refreshing Afternoon tea, enjoy our Afternoon Safari whilst looking out for the Big 5. If you desire, a visit to the endangered species center (HESC) in the area can be arranged. (B,L,D)
Day 6: Kapama - Cape Town.
Welcome to Cape Town, the Mother City of South Africa! October 14 /Cape Town. Today we take an internal flight (not included) back out of Hoedspruit Airport to Cape Town International Airport where we will be greeted by our local tour guide and accompanied to our hotel. In the evening we will have a welcome dinner at the famous Gold restaurant in Cape Town. (B,D)
Day 7: Table Mountain.
Cape Town – Table Mountain. Today we will be enjoying one of the most beautiful cities of Africa. October 15 / During a Day tour of Cape Town, we will get to know all the interesting facts and experience the whole variety of diversity the city has to offer. After that, ascend the Table Mountain via aerial cableway in the late afternoon to watch the stunning view as the sun sinks into the western horizon and the city lights start to sparkle. Table Mountain is South Africa’s most photographed attraction. We will get a chance also to hike on one of the trails on top of the mountain. (B)
Day 8: Cape Town - Boulders Beach & Cape Point Nature Reserve.
Today we will take a tour of the Cape Peninsula. October 16 / Discover the coasts kilometers of white sandy beaches, past the fishing village of Hout Bay on Boulders Beach. A special attraction is the penguin colony living on the beach as Boulders Beach is home to a breeding colony of over 2000 endangered African Penguins. From there continue towards the nature reserve. Discover many animals, including antelopes, ostriches and baboons. Off the coast, you can see whales, dolphins and seals. Highlight of the day is the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point, where we will have a stunning view of the National Park. (B)
Day 9: Cape Winelands.
Today we take a drive along the stunning Garden Route and make our way to Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa. October 17 / We will pass through the magnificent and vast vineyard landscapes of the famous winelands. Due to the approximately 300 sunny days in the Cape Town region over 200 years ago, the Huguenots started the progress of wine making. Today wine estates in Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl are world famous and their wines highly awarded. We will start off with a hike through the beautiful vineyards featuring some very nice views. The visit of a wine farm including wine tasting is a must and a feast for the senses! Our guide will be able to give us more details on the various wine farms, which can be visited. Farms such as Boschendal, Vergelegen and Morgenster are always popular, or perhaps we might even go for something different and enjoy chocolate and wine tastings at Blaauwklippen, or cheese and wine tastings at Fairview farm. (B)
Day 10: Cape Town - Zimbabwe (Victoria Falls).
Cape Town – Zimbabwe (Victoria Falls). October 18 / This morning, we take a regional flight (not included) to Victoria Falls International Airport (Zimbabwe). On arrival in Zimbabwe, we will be met by a hotel representative and transferred to our accommodation. Take the rest of the day for leisure and enjoy our break from everyday life. (B, D)
Day 11: Victoria Falls
Today we will enjoy a trip to the world-famous Victoria Falls and experience the “magic” of the falls during a guided tour. October 19 / Or, If you book the optional tour (extra fee) to the Devil's Pool in Zambia, today you will flirt with the wild side, swimming in one of world’s most fascinating natural pools of water, Devil’s Pool of Livingstone Island. This isn’t your ordinary swim in an infinity pool, but a daring dip on the very edge of the Victoria Falls. Brave swimmers will get to experience the ultimate thrill of peering over the brim of the largest curtain of falling water. In the late afternoon, both groups rendezvous and are together again to enjoy an unforgettable sunset cruise on the Zambezi River before the farewell dinner in the famous Boma. (B,D)
Day 12: Victoria Falls - Departure.
October 20 / Our South Africa and Zimbabwe adventure ends today. The experience we have just had will leave many lasting cherished memories. Transfer to Victoria Falls International Airport for flights back home. (B)
PRICE: $4,000 per person based on double occupancy (Single supplement $1,000) PAYMENTS TIMELENE: Full payment due CANCELLATION POLICY: From time of payment to 30 days prior to arrival = 20% cancellation fee From 29 – 22 days prior to arrival = 25% cancellation fee From 21 – 15 days prior to arrival = 40% cancellation fee From 14 – 7 days prior to arrival = 60% cancellation fee From 6 – 3 days prior to arrival = 75% cancellation fee From 2 day prior to arrival = 100% cancellation fee INCLUDED: ✓ 9x accommodations in premier hotels and private safari lodges ✓ 9x breakfasts (B) ✓ 3x lunches (L) ✓ 5x dinners (D) ✓ Day 2: City Tour of Cape Town ✓ Day 2: including Table Mountain Return Cableticket (weather permitting) ✓ Day 3: Full day Peninsula tour with Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Beach ✓ Day 4: Full day wineland tour with 2 wine tastings ✓ day 5: Afternoon game drive in an open game drive vehicle at Kapama Private Game Reserve ✓ day 6: morning game drive in an open game drive vehicle at Kapama Private Game Reserve ✓ day 6: Afternoon game drive in an open game drive vehicle at Kapama Private Game Reserve ✓ day 7: morning game drive in an open game drive vehicle at Kapama Private Game Reserve ✓ day 7: Afternoon game drive in an open game drive vehicle at Kapama Private Game Reserve ✓ day 8: morning game drive in an open game drive vehicle at Kapama Private Game Reserve ✓ Day 9: Guided Tour of the Falls ✓ Day 9: Sunset cruise on the Zambezi River ✓ Roundtrip and transfers as described ✓ English speaking local tour guide/ranger NOT INCLUDED: X Round Trip Airfare from USA to South Africa X Internal flight to Hoedspruit near Kruger National Park X Internal flight to Victoria Falls International Airport X Internal flight to Cape Town X Travel Insurance X Alcohol Drinks other than tastings on Day 4 X Tips for Guide and Drivers OPTIONAL: ✓ Visit to Livingstone (Zambia) including Devils Pool on Day 11 - $300.00 OTHER: • Itinerary Subject to Change Without Notice as Deemed Necessary for the Health, Safety and Comfort of Tour Participants. • Updated Sanitation and Health Protocols will be adhered to for this Tour • Travel Insurance always has been and now is strongly recommended. You can compare policies at www.insuremytrip.com POST-TOUR AVAILABLE: More information soon CONTACT: Jack@ActiveWorldJourneys.com / (310) 562-5629