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Magical South Africa

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South Africa

10 days from $4,799* per person

* Prices are in US dollars, Based on double occupancy, incl. taxes & fuel surcharges, restrictions apply

4 Nights Cape Town 3 Nights Shamwari Game Reserve

South Africa’s astounding natural beauty and awe-inspiring wildlife is sure to fulfill your safari dream list. Explore the vibrant city of Cape Town, then journey to Shamwari Game Reserve for an opportunity to have close encounters with the Big Five, including lion, leopard, buffalo elephant and rhino. Your visit to Shamwari will directly help rhino conservation. African Travel, Inc., will be donating $50 per couple towards the building of a rhino boma at Shamwari Game Reserve. The rhino boma will be a safe haven to rehabilitate injured or orphaned rhino, until they are strong enough to be released back into the wild. 

 

*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 is subject to availability, may change without notice, blackouts, peak period surcharges, cancellation charges and other restrictions may apply. A 50% non-refundable deposit is due at the time of booking to confirm program. Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure. Once final payment is received, the program is non-refundable. To protect your investment, trip cancellation insurance is available at an additional cost. For additional Terms & Conditions please contact one of our safari specialists. CST # 2071444-20.


Highlights

Explore the wildlife rich Shamwari Game Reserve, home to the coveted Big Five and one of the largest private conservation initiatives in Southern Africa.

Discover Cape Town's sparkling coastline on a scenic helicopter flight.

Experience an awakening of the senses, when you watch the sun set on the African savanna with the sights and sounds of the bush all around you.

Enjoy a delicious dinner in the chic Ginja Restaurant, with superb views of Table Mountain.

Accommodations

1. Victoria & Alfred Hotel

South Africa, Cape Town

Victoria & Alfred Hotel was built in 1904 as the North Quay Warehouse.  Later in 1990, it was converted to a luxury hotel named in honor of the Queen of England and her son. The spacious, air-conditioned, en-suite bedrooms are spread over three floors. All the rooms have coffee and tea making facilities, with private bar, electronic safe, Satellite television, international plugs and wireless internet. In addition, every room has a view over the ever-awake Alfred Basin or Piazza. A stone’s throw from the water’s edge, the inviting Ginja Restaurant has one of the finest dining locations in the heart of the V&A Waterfront. Additional facilities include laundry services, 24-hour room service, a designer spa, gym facilities and a pool with manicured gardens at neighboring Dock House Boutique Hotel & Spa.

 

 

2. Lobengula Lodge

Shamwari Game Reserve

Lobengula Lodge is a beautiful and tranquil space tucked away in the depths of the valley bushveld. It is a place where your soul can rejuvenate and rest in supreme peace and comfort whilst the vibration of authentic Africa dances through your being. The lodge comprises 6 suites and mirrors a traditional African “kraal” enclosed by breath-taking views. Each air conditioned suite has an ensuite bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers, private patio, hairdryer, electronic safe, international adaptors, international dial telephone, minibar and tea and coffee making facilities. The main lodge facilities include a swimming pool, relaxation retreat with treatment room and sauna, fitness room, library, wine cellar, gift boutique and Wi-Fi. Wildlife activities vary from guided game drives, guided game walks, sundowners with scenic views and informal wildlife presentations.

 

Itinerary

Day 1. USA / Johannesburg, South Africa

Depart New York on your South African Airways flight to Johannesburg. Sit back, relax, and prepare for an exhilarating adventure.

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Day 2. Johannesburg/Cape Town, South Africa

On arrival in Johannesburg, take a short domestic flight to Cape Town. You will be met by an African Travel Inc. representative at Cape Town Airport and transferred to your reserved hotel.

Victoria & Alfred Hotel

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Day 3. Cape Town

Few cities in the world offer as many potential activities as Cape Town. We've included a special enhancement to your Cape Town experience.

Hidden Gem: – Start your morning with a magnificent aerial view of the Atlantic Seaboard on a helicopter ride from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront over the city bowl and white sandy beaches.

It won't be long before you discover why Cape Town is frequently listed as a top destination by travel magazines and adventure travel bloggers. (B)

Victoria & Alfred Hotel

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Day 4. Cape Town

The day is yours to fill with fun adventures and sights. Spend today discovering the rugged Cape Peninsula, passing beautiful beaches along the way. Look out for wildlife in the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and view the engaging penguin colony at Boulders Beach. (B)

Victoria & Alfred Hotel

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Day 5. Cape Town

Relish your last leisurely day in this fascinating city. Take a walk down Kloof and Long streets and explore the buzzing bistros, boutiques, cafes and restaurants in the area. For wine connoisseurs, an excursion into the nearby wine country is a "must do". Stroll through the oak lined streets of Stellenbosch or the quaint village of Franschhoek, sample wines with chocolates, olives and cheeses or indulge in one of the many award winning gourmet restaurants. We've included a special enhancement to your Cape Town experience.

Hidden Gem: – This evening, enjoy a delicious dinner at Ginja Restaurant in the heart of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. (BD)

Victoria & Alfred Hotel

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Day 6. Cape Town / Port Elizabeth / Shamwari Game Reserve

After a delicious breakfast, bid adieu to Cape Town - transfer to the airport for the flight to Port Elizabeth. Upon arrival, you will be transferred by road to your reserved lodge in the Shamwari Game Reserve for a three night safari.(BLD)

Lobengula Lodge

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Day 7. Shamwari Game Reserve

Dedicated to nature conservation, Shamwari Game Reserve has been primed accordingly. The vast ever-changing vegetation and mild weather conditions provide the perfect home and hunting ground for multitudes of different species. Twice-daily game drives throughout the reserve, accompanied by expert guides and trackers, provide plenty of opportunities to witness wildlife. Ask your guide about what you can do to help support sustainable tourism efforts. (BLD)

Lobengula Lodge

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Day 8. Shamwari Game Reserve

Here the graceful leopard, the powerful rhino, elephant and hippo share the domain with kudu, gemsbok, wildebeest, zebra, hyena and a large variety of smaller game, as well as a paradise of bird, reptile and plant life. Your game ranger will share his expert knowledge of the area and ensure that your experience is both rewarding and informative. Guided nature walks offer another perspective of the fauna and flora around you. (BLD)

Lobengula Lodge

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Day 9. Shamwari Game Reserve / Port Elizabeth / Johannesburg / New York

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before continuing to Johannesburg. Once you have landed in Johannesburg, connect to your ongoing South African Airways flight home. (B)

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Day 10. New York, USA

Arrive home with a lifetime of memories!

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Pricing

Land Arrangements (Price per person)

Departure Dates Aug 14, 2018 - Aug 14, 2018
Share Twin/Double From N/A
Single Room Supplement From N/A

**Surcharges Apply .

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