UPDATE 9/22/17: Only a few spots left on this tour! Email: dstraveler@jonellehenry.com

DS Fans!

Who’s up for an adventure in 2018? Is South Africa on your buckletlist? If it is, it’s time to check it off! Grab a travel buddy and join us on an adventure of a lifetime to South Africa! I’ve taken care of all the details and personally designed a trip that will get you excited and doing the happy dance! Don’t believe me? Check out this itinerary!

August 23-September 1, 2018

Land Tour Includes: 
$2699 per person (based on double occupancy) / Add an additional $949.00 for single occupancy

Tour Includes: 

  • 4 nights in Cape Town
  • 3 Nights Kapama Private Luxury Game Reserve
  • 2 Nights in Johannesburg
  • Airport Transfers & Tour Guide
  • Most meals included
  • Cooking Class in Cape Town
  • Table Mountain (by cable car) in Cape Town
  • Ferry to Robben Island & Museum Tour
  • Penguin & Seal Island Tour
  • Cape Winelands Tour (wine tasting)
  • Apartheid Museum
  • SOWETO City Tour
  • Morning, Afternoon and Evening Safari Tours
  • Optional “On-Your-Own” Excursions

Exclusions:

  • International Flights
  • Domestic Flight from Cape Town to Kapama Safari Reserve (approx $150.00)
  • Travel insurance

* Prices are per person and based on double occupancy. All prices are expressed in US dollars. All travel documents are the responsibility of the passenger. A valid passport with at least 6 months validity after the date of travel is required. Travel insurance is highly recommended.

Deposit: $300 by Sept 30, 2017, increases to $500 beginning Oct 1.

Final Payment: June 30, 2018

*Payment Plans Available

So, are you in? Do you have questions? Send an email to: dstraveler@jonellehenry.com

FULL ITINERARY

Day 1: Welcome to Cape Town!

After having collected their luggage and passed through customs, clients will be met at the airport by their South African Tourism Board registered Tourist Guide and transferred to the city hotel.

Optional: Meet up for dinner or drinks in lobby

Hotel: Cape Town Lodge

Meals: On Your Own

Day 2: Cape Town – Table Mountain & Robben Island

08h00 depart hotel – The first port of call will be to ascend Table Mountain by cable car which usually takes about 2 hours. If not possible due to the weather, then every effort will be made to fit it on another day.

Afterwards, we will do Cape Town city tour, which will include a drive by the Houses of Parliament, The Castle (oldest building in South Africa), the old Malay Quarter, known as the Bo-Kaap, and to take a walk through the Company Gardens.

Lunch will be on your own. 

13h00 Depart on boat to Robben Island visit the museum and tour the island.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3: Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve

After breakfast, at 08h30 depart hotel and enjoy a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula, starting with a boat cruise from Hout Bay to view the seals at Seal Island, boat departing at 09h15.

Continue via the scenic Chapmans Peak pass to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Visit the most south westerly tip of Africa. One can walk to the lighthouse, or alternatively, take the funicular (own expense)

Continue via the False Bay coastline to the Simon’s Town and enjoy a fish lunch at one of the local restaurants. Visit the breeding colony of Jackass Penguins, and return to the hotel after a visit to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens in the afternoon.

Coach and guide available for a dinner transfer; we suggest at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, situated in Cape Town’s working harbor, where there are a myriad of restaurants, hotels, shops and craft markets. Fresh sea breezes and the warm sun add zest to a cosmopolitan, vibrant atmosphere.

After dinner (own expense), and the transfer back to the hotel with the coach, experience the city’s nightlife at your own pace.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Cape Winelands Tour

After breakfast, we are en route to Stellenbosch, in the heart of the Cape Winelands, and it is just a 40 minute drive from the hotel – visit the Village Museum and do a short walking tour in the town, which also houses the University of Stellenbosch.

Visit a boutique or larger winery and enjoy 1 wine tasting.

Continue over the scenic Helshoogte Pass to Franschhoek, situated in the “Valley of the Vignerons” and settled by the French Huguenots in the 16th Century. Driving time from Stellenbosch it is about 20 minutes.

Enjoy lunch on your own – there are a wide variety of restaurants lining the main road of Franschhoek to choose from

Visit the Huguenot Museum and return to the hotel in the late afternoon.

Dinner at the hotel. Bid farewell to your Cape Town guide and chauffeur.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Depart Cape Town

Early morning departure. After breakfast, guests will be booked on the direct flight Cape Town to Hoedspruit/Eastgate Airport (www.flysaa.com) *Flight is not included in land tour. To be booked by travel agent.

Guests are met at the airport and transferred to the Kapama River Lodge, lunch is included, there is some time at leisure before departing at about 4 pm on the 1st afternoon/evening game drive in the reserve, with a professional ranger. Return to the lodge for dinner.

Situated in South Africa’s northernmost province of Limpopo, renowned for its prolific and diverse wildlife, Kapama Private Game Reserve is home to over 40 different mammal species, including the most dangerous Big Five of elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and rhinoceros. Approximately 350 bird species and a myriad smaller species can also be seen here in their natural environment. Twice-daily game drives through the reserve, accompanied by expert guides and trackers, ensure unforgettable wildlife encounters in the African bush.

Hotel:  Kapama River Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Drinks are extra at Kapama River Lodge)

Day 6 & 7: Kapama Private Game Reserve (Safari)

The early morning game drive departs at about 06h00, returning to the lodge about 3 hours later. Time at leisure before lunch (there is a lovely Spa, but treatments are for own account); depart on the afternoon game drive, return for dinner and overnight at Kapama River Lodge.

Beverages and any other extras are for own account.

Optional Excursions: 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Drinks are extra at Kapama River Lodge)

Day 8: Depart Private Game Reserve, Arrive in Johannesburg

After the morning game drive and breakfast, clients are collected from Kapama River Lodge, in a 15/19 seater coach, accompanied by an English speaking guide. Drive to Johannesburg for couple of hours.

Check in at your Johannesburg hotel, time to refresh and then depart for dinner at Carnivore Restaurant.

The Carnivore’s unique ‘all you can eat’ dining concept offers delectable game dishes (zebra, crocodile, kudu, etc.) to choose from and an extensive wine cellar (which features a superb selection of well-known wines to complement your meal), you’ll enjoy an unforgettable dining experience.

Hotel: Garden Court Sandton City

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner (Drinks Extra)

Day 9: Apartheid Museum & SOWETO Tour

Following breakfast, we’ll visit the Apartheid Museum. The museum opened in 2001 and is acknowledged as the pre-eminent museum in the world dealing with 20th century South Africa, at the heart of which is the apartheid story. A series of 22 individual exhibition areas takes the visitor throughout a dramatic emotional journey that tells a story of a state-sanctioned system based on racial discrimination and the struggle of the majority to overthrow this tyranny. The museum is a beacon of hope showing the world how South Africa is coming to terms with its oppressive past and working towards a future that all South Africans can call their own.

Afterwards, you will depart for Soweto, also south of Johannesburg. A city developed as a township for black people under the apartheid system. Soweto is inhabited by over two million people, with homes ranging from extravagant mansions to makeshift shacks. It boasts one of the largest hospitals on the continent and the only African-owned private clinic. Soweto was created in the 1930s, with Orlando being the first township established.

Enjoy lunch at a local shebeen(restaurant). Chez Alina is a multi-award winning restaurant based in Dobsonville Soweto, boasting its unique, authentic and homely environment in which guests enjoy their meals. Chez Alina is still a home, turned into a Restaurant and there is still a family living there consisting of 4 generations.

Soweto orientation tour will include a visit to – Hector Pietersen Memorial: Hector Pietersen was of the first children shot by police during the 1976 Soweto uprising against the use of Afrikaans as sole medium in schools. The famous painting of his lifeless body, done by one of his friends, is an iconic image and resistance symbol. In the museum, there are videos and photos of the other 566 schoolchildren who died during the riots. –

Mandela House: This is the house in which former President Nelson Mandela lived with his first two wives from 1946 to 1961, i.e. before his arrest. The house which is now a museum still has many of Mr. Mandela’s personal photographs and possessions

Return to the hotel – bid farewell to guide.

Dinner at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10: Depart Johannesburg, Transfer to Airport

The official check out time will be at 10h00. However, guests will be able to store their luggage at the hotel until time for their departure to Johannesburg Airport. Traffic permitting, the transfer will take about 45 mins.

Meals: Breakfast

So now that you’ve seen the full itinerary, are you in? Here’s a recap of the details: 

$2699 per person (based on double occupancy) / Add an additional $949.00 for single occupany

Deposit: $300 by Sept 30, 2017, increases to $500 beginning Oct 1.

UPDATE 9/22/17: Only a few spots left on this tour! Email: dstraveler@jonellehenry.com

Final Payment: June 30, 2018

*Payment Plans Available

Questions? Send an email to: dstraveler@jonellehenry.com

 

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