· Round-trip Air Non-Stop New York / Johannesburg
· Inter-Country Flights
· Round-trip transfers - Airport/Hotel
· 3-Nights at 4 star Hotel Superior Rooms in Sandton, daily breakfast, and taxes
· Johannesburg City Tour
· Journey to Freedom Cultural Tour
CAPE TOWN (4-NIGHTS)
· 4-Nights Superior Rooms/4 star Hotel, daily breakfast, tax & service charges
· City Tour/Cape Peninsula Tour/Table Mountain
· Cultural Tour & Robben Island
· Winelands Tour
GARDEN ROUTE – SAFARI (2-NIGHTS)
· 2-Nights Safari Lodge, in George, (All-Inclusive, 2 Game Drives)
Not Included: Airline Baggage Fees and Departure Tax; Gratuities; Lunch & Dinners, 1-Entrance Fee. (See Itinerary for Details).
Airfare Subject to Change
Payment: 1st Deposit to Hold Space- $300.00 p/p: 2nd Deposit $500.00 p/p - Dec. 20, 2019. Final payment 90 days before departure.
A-Rated South Africa Safari.
While wildlife safaris are reason enough to visit this exquisite country, South Africa offers, even more, to see and do. For one, the city of Cape Town is a jewel that is well worth visiting. Set against the iconic Table Mountain, C.T. offers lots to explore, including the V&A Waterfront, Chapman’s Peak, Boulders Penguin Colony and several beautiful beaches – just to give you an idea. Not to mention the delicious food and fabulous shopping, which can all be enjoyed at a favorable exchange rate. One of the biggest attractions in the Western Cape is the towns of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschoek.
Boasting some of the best wine tours in the world, they offer picturesque vineyards, fantastic art galleries and gourmet food. Furthermore, South Africans are some of the most upbeat, welcoming and humorous people you’ll ever encounter. You will be exposed to different cultures, languages and traditions that will certainly enhance your experience. With so much diversity, South Africa has something for everyone to enjoy!
Day 1: Thursday - Garden Court Sandton City, Johannesburg
Johannesburg is one of Africa’s biggest and most vibrant cities. It is the economic capital of Africa and the gateway to Southern Africa. Although not as famous as other South African destinations, there is plenty to do in Johannesburg and nearby Pretoria. The old city is a multi-cultural mixture of traditional medicine shops, Chinese restaurants, taxi ranks and ultra-modern skyscrapers. There are excellent museums, art galleries and organised tours of historical and political interest. The shopping is Southern Africa’s best and the many restaurants cater for all tastes. The nearby township of Soweto is Johannesburg’s most popular tourist attraction.
Upon arrival in Johannesburg, you will clear customs. You will then be met and transferred to your hotel.
Garden Court Sandton City Hotel
With it's stylish urban design and it's fuss-free approach to accommodation - The Garden Court Sandton City is situated in the heart of Johannesburg. It is here that functional design meets smart technology, resulting in a surprisingly simple hotel that is easily able to meet the needs of business and leisure travellers. The convenient location meanwhile has plenty of advantages for all guests. Business travellers are within easy reach of the acclaimed Sandton Convention Centre along with the rest of the Sandton CBD, while leisure travellers can enjoy the world-class shopping, entertainment and sight-seeing attractions found within the area. Getting around has never been easier, thanks to the high speed Gautrain route that spans across the city. A total of 444 rooms are offered, each furnished in a modern style. Aside from basic features such as baths and separate showers, facilities in each room include invitingly comfortable double or queen beds, workstations, air-conditioning, tea and coffee stations, DSTV, plug points and porter service among others. Wheelchair-accessible and smoking rooms can also be arranged on request.
Day 2: Friday - Garden Court Sandton City, Johannesburg.
Today, you will be met at your hotel for your 1/2 day city tour.
Travel SA - Half Day Johannesburg Tour
Skyscrapers. Fast city life. Hundreds of restaurants, bars and shops, all with their own identity. Johannesburg is for now, Johannesburg is booming! Would you like to get to know Johannesburg better? Our Johannesburg tour is the perfect introduction!
On this half day tour we take you to the top attractions Johannesburg has to offer. Some of the areas our tour visits are Hillbrow, Constitution Hill, Central Johannesburg, Braamfontein and Newtown. We start your introduction to Jozi with a good view of the impressive 269 metre Telkom Tower, as seen on many postcards of Johannesburg. We then enter the inspiring Constitution Hill – and Court (when not in session). Political activists like Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi were once held here. During a tour inside you will learn about some of the legal history of Johannesburg.
Return to hotel, evening at our leisure
Day 3: Saturday - Garden Court Sandton City, Johannesburg
Johannesburg Cultural Tour
Scheduled Full Day Journey to Freedom
Depart on a scheduled full day cultural experience:
Soweto is the largest township in South Africa with historical sites such as Mandela House Museum, the house where Nelson Mandela lived from 1946 to 1962. Regina Mundi Catholic Church, which became a sanctuary for safe gathering. Baragwanath Hospital, the largest hospital in the Southern Hemisphere. Hector
Pieterson Memorial, Hector Pieterson (13 yrs. old) was one of the first students to be killed by South African police during the 1976 Student uprising. This uprising started on the 16th of June as a peaceful protest march organized by school students in Soweto. They marched against the system of Bantu Education in schools and against Afrikaans as a medium of instruction in all African schools. Soweto has become one of the leading Tourist destinations, with refreshing hangout spots, public parks, clubs and live jazz bands.
Lunch on own account (Sakazumi Restaurant)
Continue to Northern Johannesburg to visit Lilieslief farm. The farm was used secretly by the African National Congress in the 1960’s and was the location where many prominent National Congress leaders were arrested, leading to the Rivonia Trial.
Return to hotel, evening at your leisure.
Day 4: Sunday - Southern Sun Waterfront, Cape Town
Resting at the confluence of the Indian and Atlantic oceans, sandwiched between the slopes of the iconic Table Mountain and the glistening sapphire waters of Table Bay, the exceptionally scenic city of Cape Town is in a class of its own. Some cities boast rich culture, vibrant nightlife, a cosmopolitan atmosphere and extraordinary architecture, while others boast breath taking landscapes and extraordinary natural wonders. Cape Town is lucky enough to be blessed with all of these attractions and so much more. With its bustling harbour, world-class beaches, top-notch vineyards, and its mountainous surroundings brimming with diverse flora and fauna, Cape Town consistently captivates the hearts of all who visit.
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Cape Town. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Southern Sun Waterfront, Cape Town
A total of 537 beautifully furnished rooms are offered at the hotel, catering to your needs with all the amenities expected of an establishment granted a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. Tea and coffee stations, DStv, electronic safes, air-conditioning and free WiFi are par for the course, while our porter service and 24-hour room service are also on offer. In addition to double, queen and king rooms, smoking and wheelchair-accessible rooms can also be arranged at your request.
As for the rest of the hotels guest facilities, these are sure to make you feel even more at ease. Enjoy a truly unique dining experience at Yizani Restaurant, which lives up to its isiXhosa name that translates to ‘come in… Welcome’. Stay fit with the help of our fully-equipped fitness centre, cool down at the outdoor pool, indulge in decadent cocktails and fine wines at the hotel bar or take advantage of our world-class conferencing facilities that include two fully serviced meeting rooms.
Day 5: Monday - Southern Sun Waterfront, Cape Town
Today, you will be met at your hotel for a combination 1/2 day Cape Town City Tour and 1/2 day Cape Point tour.
Cape Town City Tour Half Day
On a clear day from the summit of Table Mountain you get spectacular views of the City, its Waterfront, Camps Bay, the majestic Hottentots Holland Mountains to the East and the mountains of the Cape Peninsula all the way down to Cape Point to the south.
The Table Mountain cableway, a must for all visitors to the Cape, boasts revolving floors, giving passengers a 360 degree view. After descending the mountain, you will depart on a tour of the “Mother City” taking in Signal Hill – where the Noon Day Gun is fired at midday, every day except Sunday – through the colourful Bo-Kaap or Cape Malay Quarter, past the Grand Parade, City Hall and the Castle of Good Hope and South African Cultural History Museum.
Cape Point Tour Half Day
Highlights of a trip down to Cape Point include; one of the world’s most spectacular drives, Hout Bay, Chapman’s Peak, Noordhoek Beach, the Cape Point Nature Reserve, two lighthouses on the tip of Africa, Boulders Penguin Colony, Simonstown and Kalk Bay.
Return to hotel, evening at our leisure.
Day 6: Tuesday - Southern Sun Waterfront, Cape Town
Scheduled Full Day Cultural Tour
Depart on a full day cultural experience including some of Cape Town’s cultural highlights such as District 6, Gugulethu, Langa.
Robben Island. (Visit to Robben Island optional, Ferry & Entrance Fees not included (US$35.00)
Volunteering – Visit to Township School / Donations (Optional)
Return to hotel, evening at your leisure.
Day 7: Wednesday - Southern Sun Waterfront, Cape Town
Cape Winelands Day Tour (6 hours):
From Cape Town a one hour drive out into the picturesque winelands visiting South Africa’s most famous wine regions – Paarl, Franschoek and Stellenbosch. Aside from the excellent wines, the area is renowned for its food and is steeped in history such as the Taal Monument, various museums and the contribution of the
French Huguenots. There are also many attractions you wouldn’t expect to find on a wine route, from butterflies to cheetahs and pretty much everything in between.
Lunch at the Vineyard (on your account).
Return to hotel, evening at our leisure
Day 8: Thursday - Gondwana Game Reserve www.gondwanagr.co.za
Depart Cape Town to George; driving 3.5 hours. Sightseeing tours along the Garden Route to Gondwana Game Reserve.
Safari Lodge / Bush Villas, suites, nestled in breath-taking natural surroundings with 180-degree views from expansive wooden decks. Includes: daily breakfast, dinner, afternoon tea, afternoon game drives, conservation levy, and taxes.
Gondwana Private Game Reserve provides Safari Lodge Accommodation and an authentic African Safari Experience. Less than a four hour drive from Cape Town, along South Africa’s scenic Garden Route, the 26,000 acre Private Game Park offers a distinctive and luxurious malaria-free Safari holiday destination with free roaming Big 5 Animals (lion, buffalo, rhino, and leopard). Herds of wildlife including eland, giraffe, hippo, cheetah and zebra can be seen on the majestic landscape with awe-inspiring views of the Langeberg and Outeniqua Mountains in every direction. This exclusive Safari Park offerers attentive service, wholesome African Cuisine, inspiring interiors, expert Game Rangers, and an array of activities including Big 5 Game drives, Mountain Biking, Hikes, and Africology spa treatments. Garden Route attractions on Gondwana’s doorstep, includes Championship Golf Course at Pinnacle Point, Pezula, Oubaai and Fancourt, great swimming and surfing beaches that offer a variety of activities, and the attractive coastal towns of Mossel Bay, Knysa and Plettenberg Bay, that each offers unique cultural and natural highlights, and a range of things to do.
Return to hotel, evening at our leisure
Day 9: Friday- Gondwana Game Reserve & Optional Tours
Day at your leisure.
Day 10: Saturday - Depart Gondwana to George Airport, 1- hour drive:
SA Flight: George – JNB – JFK (TBA)
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