Precious Journeys South Africa

South Africa offers the perfect blend of cosmoplitan cities and wild safari adventures.

Country Information

South Africa

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(Countries Visited)

South Africa


(Interest Type(s))

Safaris

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Adventure Travel


(Tour Length)

10 days Days


Tour Highlights

Starting at: $6,990
  • Enjoy one of Africa’s prettiest cities – Cape Town with famous Table Mountain as backdrop
  • Explore Cape Peninsula & Cape Point atop rugged cliffs overlooking the storied meeting place of two oceans – Pacific and Indian
  • Savor a full day tour of the renowned Winelands, where the first vines were planted in the 1600s
  • Go on safari in Lion Sands Private Game Reserve in the southern portion of Sabi Sand Game Reserve, where you scout for wildlife including the Big Five – lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo
  • World Wildlife Fund (WWF) South Africa is part of the WWF network that works to conserve the endangered species, habitats and ecosystems of South Africa to help insure a future that includes with richness of wildlife in the parks and private reserves throughout the country.

 

Day 1:  Arrive Cape Town, South Africa
Welcome to Cape Town!  You are met at the door of your aircraft, assisted with immigration, baggage collection and customs, and further assisted as needed. the remainder of the day is at leisure at your lovely hotel in a stately two-story Georgian and Victorian building hotel that dates back to the beginning of the 19th century.  Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel

Day 2:  Cape Town
Explore the city of Cape Town on a half day tour that takes in the Houses of Parliament, the 17th-century Castle (South Africa's oldest building), the lively Greenmarket Square with its daily market, the Company Gardens and of course Table Mountain, which will give you spectacular views over the city and the Peninsula. (the cable car fee is not included as it is weather dependent).  Later, stop to see the Cape Malay Quarter, with its cobbled streets and vividly painted houses. From here you have the choice of being dropped off at the Waterfront to experience this vibrant location at your own pace, with its many shops, restaurants and pubs - or at your hotel to end the tour.  Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel (B)

Day 3:  Cape Peninsula & Cape Point
Discover the Cape Peninsula, beginning with the beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay, before crossing over to Hout Bay, where you may choose to join an optional boat cruise to Seal Island. Continue to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve via Chapman’s Peak, one of the world’s most breathtaking coastal drives, where a funicular  takes you to the top of the Peninsula to witness the symbolic meeting of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans and enjoy spectacular views over False Bay.  Stop for lunch in the area, (not included) before continuing to Simonstown, the naval base, and then visit the quirky African Penguin breeding colony at Boulders Beach. On the return trip, enjoy a stop at the world renowned Kirstenbosch Gardens before arriving at your hotel late this afternoon.  Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel (B)

Day 4:  Cape Town
Take the day to relax at your luxurious hotel or pursue your own interests.  Cape Cadogan Boutique Hotel (B)

Day 5:  Winelands
Discover this day-long adventure in wine country.  This delightful drive winds its way through superb mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads.  Your first stop is Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa, with canal lined avenues and magnificent examples of Cape Dutch architecture, where you enjoy your first wine tasting, coupled with a chocolate and dessert tasting.  Onward over the scenic Helshoogte Pass, to Franschhoek, founded by French Huguenots over 350 years ago, and widely regarded as the culinary capital of South Africa.  Its beautiful setting and café lined streets will charm you.  A further wine tasting is included at one of the renowned estates in this area.  Your final stop is at the town of Paarl, at the foot of a cluster of remarkable granite domes. Enjoy your last wine tasting of the day, before being dropped off at your hotel in Franschhoek.  Le Quartier Francais - Auberge Room (B)

Days 6:  Cape Town / Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve
Today you fly to Sabi Sands Game Reserve, and your award-winning, luxurious lodge that emphasizes exclusivity, privacy, and style in a contemporary Afro-European elegance.  Savor the rhythms of safari over the next days as you track some of the legendary animals of Africa.  Lion Sands Ivory Lodge - Villa Suite (B,L,D)

Days 7, 8 & 9:  Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve
The focus here is experiencing the bushveld on morning and afternoon game drives as well as game walks and night game drives in search of lion, leopard, elephant and so much more.  Sabi Sand Reserve is adjacent to the famous Kruger National Park, insuring stellar game viewing and bird watching. Relish dinner in traditional boma under the African sky.  Lion Sands Ivory Lodge - Villa Suite (B,L,D)

Day 10:  Sabi Sands / Johannesburg / Depart
You fly to Johannesburg to connect with your onward flight  (B)

Departure Dates:  May 1 to Aug 31, 2013

Land price, per person, double occupancy:  Starting from $6990

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