9 Days South Africa Safari: cape Town & Lion Sands Private Game Reserve ___________________________________________________________________
Day 1: Depart USA
Depart from New York or Washington, DC on South African Airways for Johannesburg, on South African Airways.
Day 2: Arrive Cape Town
Upon arrival at Johannesburg International Airport you will go through immigration and clear customs, re-check your bags and then proceed to the Domestic Terminal for your onward flight to Cape Town . Then upon arrival at Cape Town Airport you will be met by To Africa Tours & Safaris representative and transferred to your hotel. The Cape Cadogan Hotel is a stately double-storied Georgian and Victorian building that dates back to the beginning of the 19th century. It was originally a farmhouse which was 'Victorianized' in 1912 and declared a national monument in 1984. This boutique hotel is well known for its comfortable, luxurious atmosphere. The reception areas are individually decorated and designed for comfort and tranquility. It is themed on the Irish literary figure Oscar Wilde who was renowned for his bohemian lifestyle throughout Europe and New York during the latter part of the 19th century. The public areas comprise a comfortable lounge with an open fireplace, a garden and pool area, and a library where you can relax and read or research your itinerary from the computer terminal provided for your convenience. Accommodation: The Cape Cadogan Hotel (Breakfast)
Day 3: Cape Town- Cape Wineland Tour
Today you will be taken on a half day Winelands tour. While South Africa 's fertile valleys are world famous for their crisp white and classic French-style red wines, the Winelands area is also a treasury of rustic beauty and sprawling estates shaded by giant oak trees. The backdrop of the Hottentots Holland Mountains , the white gabled Cape Dutch homesteads and the oak-lined streets and lanes all blend in to give this place a charm that will not be quickly forgotten. See some of the wine estates that were developed by early settlers who produced the wines sought after by Napoleon, Bismark and royalty such as Edward VII. Stop for a wine-tasting on an estate, where you will have the opportunity to purchase some of the wines. Accommodation: The Cape Cadogan (Breakfast)
Day 4: Cape Town
Enjoy an optional helicopter ride from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront to the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa. See the amazing sights of Cape Town , one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Enjoy the stunning views of the V&A Waterfront with its hotels, shops and restaurants, as you travel west on the breathtaking scenic flight along the beautiful beaches of the Cape Atlantic Coast . (Not included in cost of tour, pricing upon request.) Accommodation: The Cape Cadogan (Breakfast)
Day 5: Cape Town
Today is a day of leisure to enjoy the wonderful city of Cape Town. Cape Town is a city with a diverse range of attractions, sights and activities to offer and has something for everyone. From the landmark beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay to the vibrant V&A Waterfront and Cape Town city center, the award-winning wine farms of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek - time spent in CapeTown will not be forgotten. Cape Town is a sophisticated city at the gateway to a majestic continent. The Mother City is a place where old and new harmoniously converge - in history, architecture, cultural pursuits and the essence of its people. Warmed by the African sun, the City is dominated by a towering, table-shaped mountain, set on a peninsula of soaring, rocky heights and lush valleys, where two oceans converge - Indian and Atlantic. Immense natural beauty and the fast pace and bright lights of a great urban center meld effortlessly here. Firmly positioned on the international map, Cape Town offers a myriad things to do and places to see, whatever your tastes, inclinations or budget. In the evening you may opt for an optional Champagne Sunset Cruise Excursion—sailing in the Table Bay offers unforgettable vistas of the Table Mountain and the city lights. Accommodation: The Cape Cadogan (Breakfast)
Day 6: Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve
Today you will be transferred from your hotel to Cape Town Airport in time for your scheduled flight to Johannesburg . On arrival at Johannesburg Airport connect with your scheduled flight to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your lodge in the Sabi Sands.
Lion Sands River Lodge is decorated in an old African style with a sundeck and bar. The swimming pool is built with a zero - edge overlooking the River. Lion Sands River Lodge has 6.21 miles (10km) of Sabie River frontage with a high concentration of game around the River especially during the dry seasons. It provides a great diversity of general fauna and flora and affords unique activities based around the River, hides and fishing. This afternoon you will take part in an open vehicle game drive. Accommodation: Lion Sands River Lodge (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)
Day 7: Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve
This morning you will enjoy a game viewing activity in this spectacular wildlife kingdom. Spend the hottest part of the day relaxing around the pool or perhaps take a siesta to make up for the early morning wake-up call. In the afternoon you will be taken on another unforgettable safari through the unspoiled African bush. Accommodation: Lion Sands River Lodge (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)
Day 8: Depart Johannesburg
After an early morning game drive to track the animals that may have eluded you so far, you will be transferred to Mpumalanga Airport for your scheduled flight to Johannesburg. On arrival at Johannesburg’s Oliver Tambo International Airport, connect with your scheduled international flight to the USA. (Breakfast)
Day 9: Arrive USA
Arrive in New York or Washington, DC with a lifetime of memories!
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•Roundtrip, international economy airfare from Washington, DC or New York to Cape Town and back via Johannesburg
•Domestic flights as indicated in itinerary
•All services as specified
•Game drives as specified in itinerary
•Transportation in luxury air-conditioned vehicles including qualified drivers
•Sight-seeing as per itinerary led by qualified English speaking guide
•Entrance fees for sightseeing as indicated
•To Africa Tour & Safaris representative Meet and Greet upon arrival
•Items of a personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, etc.
•All other services not mentioned, all international and domestic departure taxes
•Gratuities/tips for game rangers, tour guides, and drivers
•Cost of obtaining passport and/or visas
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