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South Africa's Natural Wonders 2019

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South Africa

12 days from $9,495* per person

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

3 Nights Cape Town 3 Nights Grootbos Private Nature Reserve 3 Nights Shamwari Game Reserve

South Africa's Natural Wonders

Take in breathtaking views of Cape Town, then journey to the marine and wildlife kingdoms of Shamwari Game Reserve and Grootbos Nature Reserve. . 

 

*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 20% 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, one of the largest private conservation initiatives in Southern Africa, and home to the coveted Big Five.

Discover the breathtaking scenery of the Cape of Good Hope and see the amusing antics of the African penguin colony at Boulders Beach.

Experience an eco boat cruise, in search of South Africa's Marine Big Five, southern right whales, great white sharks, bottlenose dolphins, Cape fur seals and African penguins.

Enjoy a variety of nature-based guided adventures, 4x4 flower safaris, horse riding and quad biking through forests and valleys.

Accommodations

1. Cape Grace

South Africa, Cape Town

Situated on a private quay, nestled between the bustling Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the yacht marina, and working harbor, the hotel showcases the essence of the Cape with its stylish interiors inspired by Cape Town's heritage and floral kingdom. The hotel's spacious rooms and suites are elegantly styled with views of the marina or the working harbor. Each room features a bathroom with separate bath, shower and toilet, air conditioning, in-room safe, tea and coffee making facilities, iPod docking stations, flat screen high definition TV with satellite channels and selected radio stations, and complimentary Wi-Fi. An outdoor heated swimming pool, library/lounge, a fitness studio and spa are additional amenities offered by the hotel. With panoramic views of Signal Hill, the hotel’s restaurant provides a hospitable setting on the water’s edge. Bascule is the perfect setting to take in the sights and sounds of the  Waterfront. There are over 500 whiskies from around the world and an impressive selection of the finest Cape wines on offer.

2. Grootbos Forest Lodge

South Africa, Gansbaai

Grootbos Forest Lodge is a masterpiece of sophisticated contemporary design reflecting the breathtaking natural beauty of the surrounding landscape. The individual luxury air conditioned suites, beneath the overhang of Milkwood trees provide the ideal blend of privacy and supreme comfort. Each suite offers a private wooden deck with outside shower, lounge with fireplace, en-suite bathroom with double hand basins, double showers and/or baths, heated towel rails & hair dryers, tea & coffee making facilities, in room safe, a well-stocked mini-bar, under floor heating, free Wi-Fi, satellite TV and DVD player. The contemporary main lodge with its expansive windows features the restaurant, bar, lounge, and curio shop. Spacious wooden decks and an infinity pool beckon you to relax, unwind and enjoy the soothing tranquility. In the evenings cozy fireplaces and subtle lighting enhance the warm, romantic ambience for the finest culinary delight.  Savor delectable dishes prepared with organic ingredients produced by their “Growing the Future” project, a Food Production and Life Skills College established by the Grootbos Foundation.

3. Eagles Crag Lodge

Shamwari Game Reserve

Eagles Crag Lodge is located in the Shamwari Game Reserve. Tucked away and surrounded by imposing mountain cliffs, the lodge offers ultimate luxury, privacy and breathtaking scenery.  Exclusive well-secluded suites fashioned in African thatch, glass and stone boast expansive views of the surrounding rock faces, where eagles soar.  Each suite features air-conditioning, en-suite bathroom, in and outdoor shower facilities, hairdryer, electronic safe, private minibar, ceiling fan, tea and coffee making facilities and a private deck with plunge pool.  The lodge has a library, a bar/cigar lounge complete with fireplace and big screen TV.  There is also a business center with Wi-Fi access, a gift boutique, an upstairs lounge with a fireplace that opens onto a terrace, and a Relaxation Retreat with two therapy rooms, hydro bath, steam room and sauna. 

Itinerary

Day 1. New York / Johannesburg, South Africa

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

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Day 2. Arrive Cape Town, South Africa

Arrive in Johannesburg and take a short domestic flight to Cape Town. After a warm welcome by our African Travel, Inc. representative you will be whisked away to your hotel. Settle into your elegant home in South Africa’s ‘Mother City’.

Cape Grace

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Day 3. Cape Town

Spend the day exploring the stunning Cape Peninsula. Drive past sparkling beaches, winding your way along legendary Chapman’s Peak to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Continue along the coast to the delightful penguin colony at Boulders Beach. (B)

Cape Grace

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Day 4. Cape Town

Relish a leisurely day in Cape Town. Stroll through the Malay Quarter, visit the top of Table Mountain or venture into Stellenbosch and join a guided foodie walk. (B)

Cape Grace

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Day 5. Cape Town / Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is a luxury eco reserve, renowned for its natural beauty. Accompanied by specialist guides, go on 4x4 flower safari drives, horse riding, bird watching, cave tours, beach visits, and walking trails. (BLD)

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Day 6. Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

The reserve is positioned on the doorstep of a marine paradise, and today you will head out for close encounters with Africa’s Marine Big 5. Spend the morning watching whales, sharks, dolphins, seals and penguins as they feed, frolic and play. (BLD)

Grootbos Forest Lodge

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Day 7. Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Grootbos is committed to transforming communities and conserving the environment through the creation of sustainable livelihoods. Participate in the “Living the Futures Tour” or get your hands dirty with the “Future Trees” project. (BLD)

Grootbos Forest Lodge

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Day 8. Grootbos Private Nature Reserve / Shamwari Game Reserve

Fly to Shamwari Game Reserve, a secluded wildlife haven in the Eastern Cape. Meet your ranger and set out for your first game drive. Keep your eyes peeled for the graceful leopard, the powerful rhino, elephant, lion, buffalo and a multitude of other wildlife. (BLD)

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Day 9. Shamwari Game Reserve

Wake up with the chattering birds and grab your camera for your early morning game drive. Your ranger will help you spot all kinds of wildlife from warthogs to honey badgers. This afternoon, look out for hippos submerging along the riverbank and watch for the African fish eagle searching for its dinner. (BLD)

Eagles Crag Lodge

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Day 10. Shamwari Game Reserve

Shamwari Game Reserve is about conserving a vanishing way of life. Dedicated to nature conservation, Shamwari strives to educate and promote awareness. In between safari drives, visit the Ian Player Rhino Awareness Centre, the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and the Born Free Big Cat Sanctuaries. (BLD)

Eagles Crag Lodge

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Day 11. Shamwari Game Reserve / Depart

Take in one last morning game drive before traveling to Port Elizabeth for your flight to Johannesburg and your onward arrangements. (B)

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Day 12. Arrive New York

Arrive in New York with memories to last a lifetime.

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Pricing

Land Arrangements (Price per person)

Departure Dates Jan 11, 2019 - Jan 31, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $10,895
Single Room Supplement From $3,195
Departure Dates Feb 8, 2019 - Mar 31, 2019
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Single Room Supplement From $3,395
Departure Dates Apr 1, 2019 - Apr 17, 2019
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Departure Dates Apr 24, 2019 - Apr 30, 2019
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Departure Dates May 1, 2019 - May 31, 2019
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Departure Dates Jun 1, 2019 - Jul 15, 2019
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Departure Dates Jul 16, 2019 - Jul 31, 2019
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Departure Dates Aug 1, 2019 - Aug 10, 2019
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Departure Dates Aug 11, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019
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Departure Dates Sep 1, 2019 - Sep 12, 2019
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Departure Dates Sep 13, 2019 - Sep 30, 2019
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Departure Dates Oct 1, 2019 - Oct 31, 2019
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Departure Dates Nov 1, 2019 - Nov 20, 2019
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Departure Dates Nov 21, 2019 - Nov 30, 2019
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Departure Dates Dec 1, 2019 - Dec 9, 2019
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Departure Dates Dec 10, 2019 - Dec 15, 2019
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**Surcharges Apply Jan 01-10, Feb 01-07, Apr 18-23, Dec 16-31 .

Air Arrangements (Internal Airfare)

International Airfare from New York plus internal Africa flights

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