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Experience the best that this spectacular country has to offer. From the vibrant city of Cape Town to the scenic Cape Winelands, this is not a tour to be missed! Explore the finest wineries in the Franschhoek Valley, and discover the stunning scenery of Cape Town before embarking on an unforgettable safari adventure at the Thornybush Game Reserve.

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  1. Depart on your domestic flight (from 38 Major US Cities at a special rate of $200 per person, subject to space availability) to New York (JFK) or Washington, D.C. (Dulles) to connect with your international South African Airways flight to Cape Town, South Africa via Johannesburg.

  2. On arrival at Johannesburg's Oliver Tambo International Airport's Central Terminal Building, collect your luggage and then clear Customs & Immigration. Re-check your bags for your domestic flight to Cape Town.

    In Cape Town you will be welcomed and transferred to the luxurious Table Bay Hotel, superbly situated in the heart of the vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. The Table Bay Hotel offers the ultimate in 5-star luxury accommodation in Cape Town and continues to set its own standards in international service, cuisine and luxury. The rooms are fully air-conditioned and all furnished with the amenities and services you would expect from a property of this standard including Wi-Fi access, universal plug adapter sockets and 24-hour room service. The hotel offers a number of restaurants and bars as well as an onsite Spa and a heated swimming pool.

    hotel:Table Bay Hotel (Luxury Room)
  3. Today is at leisure to explore your surroundings at your own pace. To enhance your Cape Town experience, we recommend you take one of our optional sightseeing tours. Our experienced Africa Specialists would be happy to assist in planning and arranging sightseeing tours to suit your interests. 

    meal(s):Breakfast
    hotel:Table Bay Hotel (Luxury Room)
  4. After an early breakfast, you will be met by your guide for today’s tour to the exquisite Franschhoek Valley in the beautiful mountains of the Cape Winelands. The first stop is at La Bourgogne Wine Farm, which was among the first Huguenot farms proclaimed in 1694, for an olive oil tasting and wine tasting. Next, head to the renowned Haute Cabrière Vineyard Estate. The estate was started over 300 years ago by Huguenot settlers from France, and primarily grows Chardonnay and Pinot Noir varietals. Enjoy tasting their wines while overlooking the breathtaking views of the valley. Your last stop is La Petit Dauphine, internationally known for their exceptional cuisine, followed by a set menu lunch at Café Bon Bon. Afterwards you'll have free time to explore the quaint little town of Franschhoek before returning back to Cape Town.

    Dine tonight at the Camissa Brasserie, in your hotel. Camissa Brasserie is named after the Khoisan word for Cape Town which means “The Place of Sweet Waters”, offers a relaxing and sensory experience while overlooking the harbour inside the scenic Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. All the innovative meals are made with the freshest and finest ingredients.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel:Table Bay Hotel (Luxury Room)
  5. Enjoy a day at leisure in the captivating city of Cape Town or pre-book an optional Table Mountain and Cape Peninsula Tour exclusively for our Lion World Travel guests. On this tour, you will visit Table Mountain, the most iconic landmark of South Africa. Take a cable car ride before returning to your hotel.

    meal(s):Breakfast
    hotel:Table Bay Hotel (Luxury Room)
  6. Say goodbye to beautiful Cape Town as you transfer to Cape Town Airport for your scheduled flight to Johannesburg and on to Hoedspruit to begin your luxury safari experience.

    Upon arrival at Hoedspruit you will be met and transferred to your lodge. You will spend 3-nights at the luxurious Jackalberry Lodge including all meals and daily game drives. You will have a personally assigned staff member who caters to all of your needs.

    The 4-star Jackalberry Lodge, in Thornybush Game Reserve offers genuine African hospitality and understated luxury in this pristine location on the edge of the Kruger National Park, one of the world's premier "Big Five" game viewing areas. The luxury accommodation creates a restful ethnic ambience in harmony with nature. Attention to detail and true South African hospitality will leave you with a real sense of a safari in Africa. The comfortable chalet style rooms each have their own en-suite bathroom with separate bathtubs and showers, bathrobes, hair dryers, and slippers. All rooms include minibars, coffee/tea makers, safes, and phones. Each chalet is fully air-conditioned and has its own private patio from which one can enjoy the beautiful scenery.

    Your first game drive is scheduled for this afternoon. On arrival, have a quick freshen up then meet your ranger over afternoon tea before setting off in search of wildlife! Make sure your camera is charged, you never know what you will encounter!

    meal(s):Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel:Jackalberry Safari Lodge (Chalet)
  7. Your day begins early for a game drive, but it will be worth it! It is amazing what your skilled ranger and tracker can pick up – from lions submerged in grass to chameleons in trees – often within a few yards of the vehicle. Since this is a Big Five reserve, seeing lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo is possible. This is also home to an abundance of wildlife including zebra, giraffe, antelope and wildebeest.

    Continue your game drive en route back to the lodge for a hearty breakfast that awaits you on your return. Return to the lodge for lunch and relaxation. Relax by the pool, enjoy the tranquility of the bush or take a siesta to make up for the early morning wake-up call.

     Later this afternoon set out for another unforgettable safari. This is the time to discover the nocturnal species and if you're lucky, watch  predators on the hunt.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel:Jackalberry Safari Lodge (Chalet)
  8. Your wilderness experience begins today with another early start. You are accompanied by your experienced game rangers, who will provide interesting information and anecdotes about the inhabitants of the bush. Each safari game drive is an opportunity to discover something new. While seeing big game is always exhilarating, there are many other smaller species that are just as captivating.

    meal(s):Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel:Jackalberry Safari Lodge (Chalet)
  9. After an early morning game drive to track the animals that may have eluded you so far, return to the lodge for breakfast. Later you will be transferred to Hoedspruit Airport for your scheduled flight to Johannesburg. Bid farewell to the place that has given you unforgettable wildlife encounters in the African bush. 

    meal(s):Breakfast
  10. Arrive home with a lifetime of memories to share with your family and friends!

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Round-trip international airfare from New York (JFK) or Washington , D.C. (Dulles) to Cape Town via Johannesburg is included in the package price.  US domestic flights from 38 cities from $200 per person, subject to space availability. Please speak to your Africa Specialist for more information.
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Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room. Single rooms are available at a supplement.
Single Supplement: $990 (January - May); $1,090 (August - December)
AARP Members are entitled to an exclusive $100 Member Benefit Discount on all Grand European Travel vacations.
5% Past Traveler Discount is not valid on this vacation. Past Travelers will receive a complementary Cape Peninsula day tour in Cape Town valued at $100 per person.

  • Cultural Enrichment Cultural Enrichment
  • Expertly Selected Hotels Expertly Selected Hotels
  • Most Meals Most Meals
  • Personal Flight Options Personal Flight Options
  • Game Drives Game Drives
  • Expert Ranger Guides Expert Ranger Guides

Included Dining

7 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners 

DISCOVER

Adorable African penguins on a Cape Peninsula tour
Beautiful Cape Town
Big game on open-vehicle safari drives in Thornybush Game Reserve

EXPERIENCE

Beautiful scenery, delectable wines and olive oils on a Franschhoek tour
Magical moments on safaris led by expert rangers and trackers

  • Summer (mid-October to mid-March): hot and sunny, often with afternoon thunderstorms that clear quickly.

    Autumn (mid-March to April): very little rainfall and warm but not too hot days, getting colder as the season progresses.

    Winter (May to August): the higher-lying areas of the interior plateau offer dry, sunny, crisp days and cold nights.

  • Two (2) hours ahead of GMT. South Africa does not observe daylight savings. EST plus 7 in winter EST plus 6 in summer

  • TIPPING 

    The currency in South Africa is the Rand, noted as ZAR.
    For suggested tipping amounts, follow these guidelines but please remember tipping is always at your discretion.
    · Camp and Game Lodge Guides / Rangers: ZAR 150.00 per guest per day.
    · Camp and Game Lodge Trackers: ZAR 100.00 per guest per day.
    · General Safari Camp / Lodge Staff: ZAR 50.00 per guest per day.
    · Lodge Butlers: ZAR 50 per guest per day.
    · Hotel Staff (i.e. housekeeping): ZAR 50.00 per guest per day.
    · Porterage ZAR 15.00 per bag.
    · Transfer and Touring Driver ZAR 50.00 per person.
    · Half day tour ZAR 100.00 per person.
    · Full day tour ZAR 200.00 per person.
    · Restaurants 10 - 15% on meal accounts.

  • Shopping varies according to destination. Generally African handicrafts such as leather goods, wooden carvings, sculptures, paintings, bead work and woven articles are popular purchases. Jewelry is an excellent purchase in South Africa.

    Suggested Shopping Centers in Cape Town: Cavendish Square, Claremont, Victoria Wharf, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Canal Walk, Century City

  • The import of meat or meat products (dried, canned etc.), plants, seeds, vegetables, fruits, livestock, endangered wildlife species and products thereof (for example clothing & accessories) into the United States and Canada is prohibited. This includes Ostrich eggs & animal skins.

  • Please check in at least three hours prior to departure for international flights, two hours for regional flights and 90 minutes prior for domestic flights. Please reconfirm all onward flights at least 72 hours prior to departure. Local airline numbers are listed on your flight itinerary enclosed with your documents.

  • Power supply is 220v, 50 Hz. Most outlets require the type M plug with 3 round pins as pictured. Sometimes type C plugs with two pins are found on appliances. U.S. made appliances may need a transformer.

  • You will need to be comfortable on your feet, walking and standing for up to three hours in various weather conditions. All of our vacations involve walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers. In order to get the most out of your vacation you need to be able to comfortably walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day. It’s important to be in good condition and be able to keep pace with the group.

    If you need any medications, it is important that you bring enough to last you the whole trip and keep them in your carry-on bag while you travel.

  • We suggest bringing a variety of comfortable, lightweight clothing that can be layered to save space in your suitcase and give you more options for how to dress. Sturdy walking shoes are important. Insect repellent and sunscreen may come in handy, as well as a light jacket and reusable water bottle. For more helpful information please refer to Packing for Safari.

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 48 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.

VICTORIA FALLS IN STYLE

Experience a fabulous blend of luxury tented accommodations, game drives, river cruises and the impressive Victoria Falls.

This locally hosted post-itinerary extension is only available in conjunction with South Africa in Absolute Style and Tented Safari in Style.

Victoria Falls in Style is a 3-night package. Spend one night in Johannesburg and enjoy two nights in Victoria Falls staying in a stunning tented lodge on the Zambezi River where you will experience the wonder of the mighty Falls as well as a tranquil cruise on the Zambezi River and open-vehicle game drives in the Zambezi National Park.

2018 Pricing:

January - May 2018: $1,799
June - October 2018: $1,999
November - December 2018: $1,799

OPTIONAL CAPE TOWN DAY TOURS

Please note the scheduled tour prices below have additional drop off and pick up points and will have other guests on board. The private tour pricing offers a vehicle and driver just for your use and allows more flexibility – please note that the venues visited will have other guests, it is just the vehicle and driver that is on a private basis. Pricing for both is per person based on a minimum of two people.


AMY FOUNDATION TOUR
Departs: early afternoon. Returns: approx. 4:30-5:00pm.
Music and song at the Amy Foundation
You will be accompanied by an English-speaking driver/guide to visit the Amy Biehl Aftercare Centre in Gugulethu, for interaction with the kids and gumboot dancing demonstrations and lesson. Amy Elizabeth Biehl was a white American graduate of Stanford University and an anti-Apartheid activist in South Africa who was murdered by black Cape Town residents while a black mob shouted anti-white slurs. The four men convicted of her murder were released as part of the Truth and Reconciliation process.
18 years ago, on August 25, 1993, Amy made her transition from her eventful life on earth to an even larger life of committed service to the under-served and to the hopeful. The Amy Foundation draws breath and inspiration from Amy and her legacy. It is a creation of family and friends who loved her in life, and is now extended by many hundreds of new friends - young and old - who want to make a constructive difference in their world and who enjoy doing this in Amy's name.
Amy's legacy is how she led her life. Hers is a legacy of inspiration, not tragedy. Amy was an extraordinary example of dedication, perseverance, courage, and compassion. She lived her life to the fullest, never accepting failure in any of her pursuits. It was her goal to become the best and to use her talents to improve the world. She believed it was her duty, as a person afforded opportunity and education, to actively seek social change for those not so fortunate. It was her dedication and courage that continues to inspire so many people throughout the world.
Pricing (subject to change in 2018): USD $90 per person (based on a minimum of 4 people traveling)

CAPE TOWN CITY TOUR
Departs: Daily between 7:35 and 8:30am. Returns: Approx. 12:30pm.
This tour is designed to orientate and give you a full-color insight into the extraordinary magic of Cape Town. First enjoy a cable car ride to the summit of the legendary Table Mountain (weather permitting) for panoramic views, including the City and surrounding layout of this southernmost tip of Africa (tickets are for your own account). Next up is a visit of the country’s oldest colonial building, The Cape Castle and the Company Gardens. Then you’ll be driven past Parliament Buildings, City Hall which is where Nelson Mandela made his first public speech after his release from prison and the Slave Lodge. Next, it’s up the cobblestoned hills to the beautifully colorful homes of the Bo-Kaap in the Malay Quarter. The tour ends on a sparkling note, with a visit to a diamond works where you’ll watch a professional diamond cutter as he creates every girl’s dream stone. Perhaps you’ll be taking one home.
Pricing (subject to change in 2018): USD $40 per person or for a Private tour: USD $105 per person

WALK TO FREEDOM TOUR
Departs: Daily between 8:00 and 8:45am. Returns: Approx. 12:30pm.
Experience the wonderful raw energy of Cape Town's Townships in one unforgettable morning. After a visit to District Six (closed on Sundays), where you will learn a little of the history of the townships, the tour continues on to the oldest township in Cape Town, Langa, and its people. Strolling through Langa Township, pop in to a local market, an Arts & Crafts center and visit a traditional healer. Experience the warm hospitality at a local Bed & Breakfast as well as a day care center that provides local children with a safe haven and fun environment. Then from Langa you will visit two other townships, Khayelitsha and Gugulethu to get a more in-depth look at the vibrant communities. For those who have the time, we recommend you extend to a full day tour with a visit to Robben Island in the afternoon. Home of Nelson Mandela for so many years, it’s a highly charged and emotional moment when you visit the site of this suffering, and realize how far South Africa has come from those days.
Pricing (subject to change in 2018): USD $44 per person or for a Private tour: USD $150 per person
Robben Island Extension: USD $34 per person


ROBBEN ISLAND TOUR
Board the Robben Island Ferry at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront and take part in a half day Robben Island tour. For nearly 400 years, Robben Island was a place of banishment, exile, isolation and imprisonment for political "troublemakers" and social outcasts. During the apartheid years Robben Island became internationally known for its institutional brutality. Some freedom fighters spent more than a quarter of a century in prison for their beliefs. Nelson Mandela was one of them. Those imprisoned on the Island succeeded on a psychological and political level in turning a hell-hole of a prison into a symbol of political freedom and personal liberation. Robben Island came to symbolize, not only for South Africa and the African continent, but also for the entire world, the triumph of the human spirit over enormous hardship and adversity. You will be escorted around the island by an ex-political prisoner, and given insight into the past and how the human spirit triumphs.
Pricing (subject to change in 2018): USD $34 per person

FEATHERS AND FINS TOUR
Departs: Mon, Wed, Fri between 12:45 and 1:45pm. Returns: Approx. 5:30pm.
This entertaining, family-friendly trip includes a visit to the Hout Bay World of Birds where adults and children can get up close and personal with nature, with over 400 different species to discover including birds, reptiles, mammals - don’t forget to visit the walk through monkey jungle! The tour continues with some of the finest beach views on the coastal drive to the Two Oceans Aquarium in the famous Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, where a magical underwater world awaits. Learn about mysterious deep sea creatures, dangerous predators and see a real “happy feet” family. Touch pools and tidal walks are part of the fun while puppet shows and play areas are on offer for younger children. For older children, fascinating discoveries, interesting facts, and shark encounters await! Bring your family on this fun tour to see, touch, learn and play...who knows, they may even find Nemo!
Pricing (subject to change in 2018): Scheduled: USD $65 per person or for a Private tour: USD $145 per person

CAPE MALAY COOKING EXPERIENCE
Today you will learn about Cape Town's cultural diversity on this interactive guided walk through the historical heart of the Bo-Kaap with a mini-shopping safari. The focus is on the Cape Muslim people's heritage, culture, community, and food. The mini-shopping trip stops at a local spice shop and a halaal butcher, offering the opportunity to interact with locals and to discover typical ingredients. The shop-keeper himself, when available, or a knowledgeable guide, will take you behind the counter to taste, smell and touch your way through typical ingredients. This is a true sensory delight! The highlight is to visit a local family's home and participate in a hands-on, fun-filled cooking session and demonstration before savoring a full traditional lunch! You’ll be involved in making your own meal with the assistance and guidance of the local host. This is the perfect occasion to gain insight into local culture and hear some real-life stories while having fun.
Pricing: on request. Please note this optional is subject to the chef's availability.

SEA KAYAKING
Departs: daily, subject to weather. Please note the tour excludes transport to and from Simon's Town — prices available upon request.
Visit one of the most unique places in the world — a penguin colony in suburban Cape Town. And the best way to see it is from the water. Leave from Simon's Town Waterfront and paddle past the civilian and Naval Harbor and out to Boulder's Beach. After visiting the penguins, stop on a lovely semi-private beach for refreshments, swimming and snorkeling (snorkels and bottled drinking water are provided). Your double kayak is very stable and perfect even if you have no paddling experience.
We can also arrange for you to go cycling, skydiving, sandboarding and abseiling among other activities — please let us know if you would like more information on these activities.
Pricing on request

SHARK CAGE DIVING
Departs: Daily at 4:15am (depending on weather and tides).
Here, in the heart of the world's Great White Shark mecca, you’ll experience a unique diving opportunity to witness the wonder of these amazing creatures. Your day begins (pick up times start from around 4:15am and are weather / tide related) with a 2 hour scenic transfer from door to door, a light meal with tea and coffee is provided, followed by the excitement of the launch and a full adrenalin packed day at sea around Dyer Island and Geyser Rock - an area famous for its aptly named channel 'Shark Alley' and inundated with African ‘Jackass’ Penguins, Cape Fur Seals and Southern Right Whales (in season)!

The anticipation mounts as the cage is gently lowered and you ready yourself for that first, electric encounter. It's that once in a lifetime rush as the solitude of the sea encases you and you come face to face with one of the most powerful predators on earth. Shark cage diving in South Africa is high adventure and an experience that will leave you breathless! Divers and non-divers can rest assured that diving and observing will be a secure and wondrous experience. You will be fully briefed on all safety procedures by the team on board. All the necessary diving and safety equipment is provided but don't forget your camera!
Sharks are usually wary at first so you’ll wait a while for them to settle before the dive cage is lowered. The cage takes 8 people and each group spends about 20 minutes in the water, face to face with the sharks! Please note that the area is not enclosed so the sharks come and go as they please.
Hot soup is served on your return to dry land (please let us know of any dietary requirements) where you’ll be able to swap stories about your experience.
Pricing (subject to change in 2018): USD $195 per person.

WINE & HISTORY EXPLORATION
Departs: Daily about 8 am. Returns: Approx. 5:30pm.
Tour Stellenbosch where you will taste wines and shop at some of the most outstanding wine estates in the Cape. Your first wine tasting is at Rustenberg Estate, where wines have been bottled for an unbroken period since 1682. The estate offers an intimate exclusivity and the beautiful gardens are truly a plant lover's dream.
Your next stop is the beautiful Delaire Graff Estate, nestled between majestic mountains and overlooking the vineyards of Stellenbosch. The original artworks from Laurence Graff's personal collection are on display throughout, representing some of South Africa's finest contemporary artists.
After a wine tasting and fascinating walk through this estate, you'll travel to Franschhoek for lunch at a local restaurant before stopping at L'Ormarins, home of Antonij Rupert Wines. L'Ormarins was restored in 1984 and the Manor House and Cellar declared national monuments. The Antonij Rupert Cellar is a state of the art gravity fed cellar with revolving ceiling and underground barrel cellar built in memory of Antonij Rupert. The Franschhoek Motor Museum at the magnificent L'Ormarins offers the opportunity to look back at more than 100 years of motoring history, with its unique and exciting collection of more than 300 vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and memorabilia.
Pricing (subject to change): USD $210 per person

SUNSET AND BEACH DINNER
Departs: Tue & Thu between 5:30 and 6:00pm. Returns: Approx. 10:00pm.
Only operates Sep - May
Join your host and head out of the city before sunset. Savor a chilled glass of sparkling wine while overlooking one of Cape Town’s most beautiful beaches and taking in the sunset. You’ll be shown how to find the Southern Cross in the night sky (if the moon isn’t too bright!), before enjoying dinner at a sensational restaurant offering seafood and South African specialties. If you’re celebrating a special occasion let us know and we can arrange a separate table. As you return to the hotel, you'll enjoy the city lights by night.
Pricing (subject to change): USD $75 per person or Private tour USD $155 per person

SUNSET CHAMPAGNE CRUISE
Departs: daily subject to weather conditions — times vary according to sunset.
Board a sail boat that will follow the wind for this cruise and allow you to experience sunset and the views of Cape Town at dusk from a different perspective! Typically in a SE Wind direction, you will head out of the Harbour and sail across Table Bay towards Milnerton lighthouse, then return to the protection of Granger Bay in the lee of Table Mountain to watch the sun set, and then motor back to the Waterfront.
Pricing on request

CUSTOM DAY TOURS
We can also tailor make tours to match your interests or simply arrange for you to have a vehicle and driver available with no plan in mind to take you wherever you feel like going. Cape Town has been chosen as the Design Capital for 2014, we can include Architecture, Art, local clothing designers. In addition to the beautiful Winelands, Cape Point and City tours, consider a family day out, to see seals, penguins, monkeys and butterflies; splash out on a hot shopping extravaganza; or indulge in a grand gourmet food and wine tour of golf or bicycle tours.
HALF DAY PRIVATE TOURS
Half day private trips depart daily on request and run from either 8:30 am to 12:30pm or 1:30pm to 5:30pm and cover up to 150km’s – the cost for the vehicle and driver is USD $205.
FULL DAY PRIVATE TOURS
The full day private vehicle and driver hire departs daily on request with a pick up time of 9:00am, dropping off at 5:30pm and covers up to 250km’s – the cost for the vehicle and driver is USD $340.
Both half and full day options exclude all entrances, parking fees, toll fees and any other costs which you would need to settle directly at the venues visited and in the case of parking, with the driver. Touring is done in an air-conditioned 7-seater vehicle with a tour guide.

 

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