9 Days
Air-Inclusive

Overview

Spend 4 nights in the beautiful city of Cape Town and a 2 night stay on safari in the Big 5 malaria free Dinokeng Game Reserve.


Itinerary

Day 1

Traveling

Depart from New York (JFK) or Washington Dulles (IAD) for your South African Airways flight to South Africa.

Day 2

Cape Town

On arrival at Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport you will connect onwards for your 2 hour flight on South African Airways to Cape Town. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl Hotel

Day 3

CAPE TOWN

After breakfast you will be met and depart for your full day tour of the Cape Peninsula. Depart the hotel and flank the colder Atlantic ocean en route to Hout Bay. Once a fishing community, and now one of the most popular residential areas, the harbor still has a charm of days gone by. For the not so adventurous, the fish market "Mariners Wharf" is a must. The tour now continues over the famous Chapman’s Peak drive – if open, with a 200 meter drop on one side and a 200 meter rise on the other, as we make our way south, following the Atlantic Ocean until we reach Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope. Said to be the romantic meeting place of the two mighty oceans, the Atlantic and the Indian, Sir Francis Drake the Explorer once called it "the fairest Cape that we saw in the whole circumference of the Globe". And rightly so, it must be the highlight of any visit to the Mother City, if not South Africa. Our optional lunch stop today is at the Fish Hoek Galley. We pass the naval base of Simonstown as we continue along the Indian Ocean, en route to see the Jackass penguin colony which has become well established at Boulders Beach near Simonstown. Our last stop of the day is at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens (optional), home of some 3 500 species of Southern African fauna and flora. We return to the hotel in the late afternoon, having seen some of the best the Cape has to offer.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl Hotel

Day 4

CAPE TOWN

Take a full day at leisure to explore the beautiful city of Cape Town. Maybe take a trip in the cable car up Table Mountain or a boat ride for a poignant visit to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for many years. Perhaps take time to explore the vibrant V&A Waterfront with its many shops, restaurants and activities available as well as the fascinating Two Oceans Aquarium. In the summer months maybe head for the white sand beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay for people watching and soaking up the African Sun. Whatever else, you will not be at a loss for things to do!

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl Hotel

Day 5

Cape Town

Another full day at leisure. We recommend taking an optional Cape Winelands tour - ask your safari expert when booking

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl Hotel

Day 6-7

DINOKENG GAME RESERVE

After breakfast you will be met and transferred to Cape Town International Airport for your flight to Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport.

On arrival in Johannesburg, you will be met for your road transfer to themalaria free north–western section of Dinokeng Game Reserve.The Big 5 can be seen on a Game Drive or bush walk. Lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, leopard, cheetah, zebra, hippo, crocodile, giraffe, all antelope species, warthogs, aardvark, brown hyena, aardwolf and splendid birdwatching makes for excellent game viewing in the distinctive African bush.

Enjoy daily morning and afternoon game drives with qualified game rangers.

Overnight for 2 nights on a full board basis at Mongena Game Lodge

Day 8

Departure

After breakfast and an early morning game drive you will be transferred to Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport for your flight to the United States.

Day 9

Traveling

Arrival in the United States at New York (JFK) or Washington Dulles (IAD) airports.


Includes

Round trip coach air on South African Airways from New York (JFK) or Washington (IAD) Airport to South Africa OR Tambo International Airport; Domestic coach air in South Africa as per the itinerary (Johannesburg - Cape Town - Johannesburg); Accommodation as per the itinerary; Most meals as per the itinerary (5x breakfast, 2x lunches, 2x dinners); Ground transfers as per the itinerary; Scheduled Cape Peninsula tour; All park fees and safari activities


Excludes

Add-on air from other U.S. cities; Any meals or services not mentioned above; Entrance fees on Cape Peninsula tour to Kirstenbosch, Seal Island cruise; Any items of personal expense, i.e. drinks, telephone calls, laundry etc.; Gratuities for rangers/guides/drivers