Ultra-Luxury Safari In Southern Africa

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13 Days / 12 Nights
May 15 - 27, 2020
Chicago (ORD)
Roundtrip Johannesburg

This ultra-luxury Southern Africa vacation includes a stay in scenic Cape Town, an unforgettable safari in Kruger National Park and a visit to the majestic Victoria Falls. Your African dream comes true on this extraordinary adventure that reveals the vibrant culture, scenic beauty and natural wonders of the region.

Available Tour Dates

May 15-27, 2020
$12,899 USD

September 15-27, 2020
$12,699 USD

November 10-22, 2020
$12,399 USD

RATES INCLUDE AIRFARE & TAXES*

Meaningful Memories

Virtuoso Benefits
  • Business class upgrade available from New York (JFK) or Washington D.C. (Dulles) at Virtuoso exclusive price
  • Enjoy an evening with Christo Brand, former prison guard and close friend of Nelson Mandela
  • Private Winelands day tour
  • Enjoy dinner and drumming session at GOLD Restaurant

Inclusions

  • All airfare as stipulated including fuel surcharges and taxes
  • Accommodation as stipulated in the itinerary
  • Transportation in luxury air-conditioned vehicles
  • Game drives in open-sided vehicles as specified in the itinerary
  • Meet & greet services and arrival and departure transfers
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Hosted by Virtuoso Travel advisor

Exclusions

  • All items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry, phone calls, etc.
  • All services not included in the itinerary
  • Costs of obtaining passports and/or Visas
  • Travel protection

Itinerary

Day 1: USA/Johannesburg, South Africa

Depart for your flight to Johannesburg via New York (JFK) or Washington, D.C. (Dulles) on South African Airways. Sit back, relax, and prepare for an exhilirating adventure.

Day 2: Johannesburg/Cape Town

When you arrive in Johannesburg, connect to a short domestic flight to Cape Town, where you’ll be met by an African Travel, Inc. representative and whisked away to your hotel. Spend the rest of your day unwinding.

Accommodation: Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa – Luxury Room

Day 3: Cape Town

Your day begins with a cable car ride up to the summit of the legendary Table Mountain. Continue your day exploring the stunning Cape Peninsula. Wind your way along legendary Chapman’s Peak. Drive to the rocky seascapes of the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Continue along the coast to the delightful penguin colony at Boulders Beach. This evening, meet Christo Brand, former prison guard of Robben Island and personal friend of Nelson Mandela. He’ll share the story of his life, upbringing and how he came to be a prison guard in Robben Island in 1978, where he first met Mandela.

Accommodation: Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa – Luxury Room (B, D)

Day 4: Cape Town

Today’s sojourn explores the nearby winelands. Learn all about the process of wine-making, from grape to goblet. Revel in the scenery — like the breathtaking views of the Paarl valley and the picturesque little village of Franschhoek, the gourmet capital of the Cape. Take a stroll through historic Stellenbosch with its Cape Dutch architecture, absorbing the quaintness of this lovely university town.

A trip to the winelands isn’t complete without a wine tasting, so a cellar tour and two tastings have been organized at different wine estates.

Accommodation: Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa – Luxury Room (B)

Day 5: Cape Town

Spend your day at leisure exploring world-class museums, markets and beaches. Later this evening, feel the heartbeat of Africa, as you embark on a taste safari from Cape Town to Timbuktu at GOLD Restaurant. Your evening starts with an interactive Djembe drumming session. Enjoy a soothing hand washing ceremony, followed by dinner, consisting of Cape Malay and African cuisine. Be captivated by the drummers, singers and graceful Mali Puppets as they dance around your table.

Accommodation: Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa – Luxury Room (B,D)

Day 6: Cape Town/Mpumalanga/Sabi Sands Game Reserve

With a short flight, you’ll be on your way to your safari adventure within a private reserve bordering the famous Kruger National Park. Settle in and soak
up the tranquility of the African bush before embarking on your late afternoon game drive.

Accommodation: Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge – Suite (B, L, D)

Day 7: Sabi Sands Game Reserve

ust as the wildlife awakens, meet your expert safari ranger and hop aboard your open safari vehicle for a thrilling game drive. Photograph away as you spot the Big Five and other wildlife, found on the reserve. On your late afternoon drive, pause for a sundowner as the sun dips below the horizon.

Accommodation: Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge – Suite (B, L, D)

Day 8: Sabi Sands Game Reserve

With your skilled ranger, explore the rarer sights and wonders of the bush during your game viewing activities today. Perhaps take a guided walk through the bush or arrange for a candle-lit alfresco dinner as the Southern Cross begins to twinkle.

Accommodation: Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge – Suite (B, L, D)

Day 9: Sabi Sands Game Reserve/Mpumalanga/Johannesburg

Set out early on your final safari in search of those hard-to-spot cheetahs and the Big Five. Return to camp for a hearty breakfast and relax until it’s time to transfer to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg. On arrival, you are transferred to your ideally located hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Accommodation: Saxon Hotel – Luxury Suite (B)

Day 10: Johannesburg, South Africa/Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Fly to spectacular Victoria Falls, hailed as one of the world’s Seven Natural Wonders. Accompanied by knowledgeable, conservation-minded guides, explore Matetsi Private Game Reserve on foot, by vehicle and by boat. Enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Accommodation: Matetsi Victoria Falls (B, L, D)

Day 11: Victoria Falls

Matetsi Private Game Reserve offers the most exclusive game viewing experience in the Victoria Falls area. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives to find the private reserves wild inhabitants including buffalo, giraffe and elephant, just to name a few. This afternoon, experience the wonder of the mighty Victoria Falls, followed by high tea at a historic hotel.

Accommodation: Matetsi Victoria Falls (B, L, D)

Day 12: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe/Johannesburg, South Africa

After a delicious farewell breakfast, you are transferred to Victoria Falls Airport for your flight back to Johannesburg. Upon arrival, connect with your flight back to the United States. You may be leaving Africa behind, but you’ll return home with memories that will last forever. (B)

Day 10: USA

Arrive in New York (JFK) or Washington D.C. (Dulles) for your connecting flight home.

*All prices are in US Dollars per person based on double occupancy accommodations unless otherwise stated. Fuel surcharges, government taxes, departure taxes and September 11th Security Fees are included. Package prices are valid as of October 2019 on new bookings only, subject to availability, may change without notice and are not retroactive. Blackouts, peak period surcharges, cancellation charges and other restrictions apply. A 20% deposit is due at the time of booking to confirm program. Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure. To protect your investment, Travel Protection is available at an additional cost. Visit africantravelinc.com for additional Terms & Conditions. Travel + Leisure World’s Best Award’s logo © 2019 Meredith Corporation All rights reserved. Used by permission and protected by Copyright Law of the United States. CST # 2071444-20.