Escape to South Africa
21 April - 2 May 2022
Discover stunning landscapes, cultures, and wildlife as you satisfy your desire for adventure on a journey to South Africa. Experience an exhilarating wildlife safari, explore the dramatic coastline in Cape Town, and sample delicious wines in the spectacular Cape Winelands.
TOTAL COST: $8,795.00 PER PERSON
Pricing based upon double occupancy
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- VIP meet and greet at Johannesburg Airport
- 1 night at the InterContinental OR Tambo Airport Hotel; Deluxe Room, Bed and Breakfast
- Scheduled commercial flight from Johannesburg Airport to Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport
- Round-trip private road transfers between Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport at Simbavati River Lodge
- 4 nights at Simbavati River Lodge; Luxury Tent, Fully Inclusive
- Scheduled commercial flight from Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport to Cape Town Airport
- Private road transfer from Cape Town Airport to More Quarters
- 3 nights at More Quarters Hotel; 1-bedroom Luxury Apartment, Bed and Breakfast
- Full day privately guided tour of the Cape Peninsula; Includes entrance fees to Chapman’s Peak, Cape Point, Boulders Beach Penguin Colony and lunch along the way
- Private road transfer from Cape Town to Stellenbosch with lunch included along the way
- 3 nights at Lanzerac Hotel and Spa; Classic Room, Bed and Breakfast
- Full day privately guided tour of the Cape Winelands; Includes a wine tasting and lunch along the way
- Private road transfer from Stellenbosch to Cape Town Airport
- International flights
- Travel Insurance
- Meals not outlined as included in the itinerary
21 April: VIP Arrival and Overnight at Johannesburg Airport Hotel (Breakfast Included)
Upon arrival at Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport, you will be met outside of customs by a representative, holding a sign bearing your name. They will assist with luggage and escort you across the terminal to the InterContinental OR Tambo Airport Hotel where you will spend one night.
22 April: Johannesburg to Simbavati River Lodge (Fully Inclusive)
Included Scheduled Flight from Johannesburg OR Tambo to Hoedspruit – Eastgate Airport.
Upon arrival at Hoesdpruit – Eastgate Airport, you will be met by a representative for private road transfer to Simbavati Hilltop Lodge.
After check in formalities, you will have the opportunity to enjoy an afternoon game drive.
23-25 April: Three Full Days on Safari at Simbavati River Lodge (Fully Inclusive)
An early start means an equally early wake-up call. Tea and biscuits are served at about 6am and at sunrise you head off on your early-morning game-drive. This is generally the best time to spot the wildlife, as the temperature is cool and the animals are still very active, including the big cats, which will be returning from a night of hunting.
After a few hours, you will either return to your camp/lodge for a hearty breakfast, or have a bush breakfast out on the plains and then return just before the heat of the day.
LUNCH AND AFTERNOON
You usually have lunch in the camp/lodge and spend the main part of the day either relaxing or using the amenities, such as an outdoor pool. You might have something to eat and drink at around 3pm before heading out for another game-drive.
As with early morning, the evening game drive is often the best time to see the wildlife. The predatory animals begin to stir from their heat-of-the-day slumber, and similarly, their prey become ever more active and alert as darkness falls. Vehicles usually return just before dark in time for a shower, pre-dinner drinks and then dinner. The evenings are often rounded off with a few drinks around the campfire, warming toes and swapping safari stories.
Sometimes, you will have the opportunity to go on a game-drive at night. Vehicles are equipped with powerful spotlights, as well as expert trackers who will generally spot any wildlife well before you will. This is often the best time to spot the elusive leopard, which more-often-than-not will be high up in a tree. A game-drive at night gives you a completely different perspective of the bush and is an unforgettable experience.
26 April: Transfer from Timbavati Game Reserve to Cape Town
After morning game drive activities, breakfast and check out, you will be met for private road transfer to Hoedspruit – Eastgate Airport.
Included Scheduled Flight from Hoedspruit – Eastgate Airport to Cape Town Airport.
Upon arrival at Cape Town Airport, you will be met by a representative for private road transfer to More Quarters where you will spend 3 nights.
27 April: Full Day Private Tour of the Cape Peninsula
After Breakfast, our guide will meet us for a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula. Includes Chapman’s Peak Drive (rated one of the most scenic in the world), Cape Point, the Penguin Colony at Boulders Beach, and lunch will be included.
28 April: Day at Leisure in Cape Town
Enjoy today at your leisure.
With so much to see and do around the city, take advantage of a day at leisure to explore the hustle and bustle of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, ascend Table Mountain (one of the new 7 Wonders of Nature) taking 360 degree aerial views of the city, or visit the fantastically beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
29 April: Transfer from Cape Town to the Cape Winelands
After breakfast and check out, you will be met by a representative for private road transfer to the Cape Winelands.
We will stop for lunch and wine tasting on the way to the hotel.
Check in to the Lanzerac Hotel and Spa where we will spend 3 nights.
30 April: Full Day Private Tour of the Cape Winelands
Enjoy a full day in the picturesque Cape Winelands, visiting South Africa’s most famed wine regions including Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Aside from excellent wines, these areas offer tasty cuisine, stunning natural beauty and historical masterpieces.
1 May: Day at Leisure in the Cape Winelands
Enjoy today at your leisure.
With so much to do and see in the Cape Winelands, take advantage of a day at leisure to explore the lovely and historic town of Stellenbosch, enjoy the grounds and the spa at the hotel, or jump aboard the Franschhoek Wine Tram for some winery-hopping.
2 May: Departure
After breakfast and check out, you will meet your driver for private road transfer to Cape Town Airport (CPT).