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South African Escape

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South Africa

10 days from $3,399* per person

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

4 Nights Cape Town 3 Nights Pilanesberg National Park

The Highlights of South African Escape

South Africa is a delightful mix of picturesque landscapes, breathtaking game-rich wildlife reserves, and a unique African pulse that makes it a superb vacation location.Explore gorgeous Cape Town from the top of iconic Table Mountain to the vibrant Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, with plenty of time for optional excursions to Robben Island, Boulders Beach penguins, or even Gansbaai, for shark cage diving.Then, head off to the malaria free, Pilanesberg National Park for a Big Five safari. 

 

*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% deposit is due at the time of booking to confirm program. Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure. Click here for additional Terms & Conditions. CST # 207144-20


Highlights

Explore the southern tip of the peninsula on an optional full day tour, and discover why it is known as the ‘Fairest Cape’. Wind your way along the coast, past pristine beaches and over legendary Chapman’s peak.

Discover the Cape’s longstanding tradition of winemaking on an optional day tour. The breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, fine wines and world-class cuisine is the perfect complement to your city stay.

Experience the thrill of searching for the Big Five on twice-daily game activities in the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park.

Enjoy a mouthwatering Cape Malay and Indonesian fused dinner at the Quarterdeck Restaurant in the Victoria &Alfred Waterfront.

Accommodations

1. The Commodore Hotel

South Africa, Cape Town

The Commodore, located at the highest point on Cape Town’s historic Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, offers spectacular views of Table Mountain, Signal Hill, Granger Bay, Table Bay and Robben Island. Each of the elegantly furnished en-suite bedrooms is air-conditioned, bright and spacious. All rooms have satellite TV, tea/coffee making facilities, mini bar, in-room internet access, electric razor plug and hair dryer. For your convenience, there are a variety of amenities and services available at The Commodore. From a transit lounge where early arrivals and late departures can relax between journeys to a well-equipped gymnasium overlooking the pool area and a health and wellness center.  In addition, the Commodore offers 24-hour room service, babysitting, and same day laundry and dry cleaning. The Clipper Restaurant offers fine dining in a relaxed setting. Savor a mouthwatering buffet breakfast or choose from an a la carte menu for lunch and dinner. The Admiralty Bar and Lounge and The Terrace offers light meals. 

2. Ivory Tree Game Lodge

South Africa, Pilanesberg

Ivory Tree Game Lodge is nestled in the basin of an ancient amphitheater within the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park. Surrounded by riverine woodlands and elephant trails, the lodge has wonderful views of the hills and rolling grasslands. The rooms are decorated in a range of earthly tones and have been carefully designed to ensure comfort both indoors and outdoors.  Each suite features a full ensuite bathroom and outside shower, mini bar fridge, air-conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities and a covered patio. The main lodge acts as a central gathering point for all activities and includes a stunning feature pool, bar, dining room, boma, reception and curio shop. Safaris are conducted in custom built 10-seater vehicles with a dedicated ranger for the duration of your stay. The Amani African Spa is the ultimate escape for pure self-indulgence. All meals, teas and snacks, twice daily shared lodge activities are included. (B,L,D)

Itinerary

Day 1. USA / Johannesburg, South Africa

Today you will begin your South Africa journey as you depart on the flight bound for Johannesburg.

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Day 2. Johannesburg / Cape Town

Connect through Johannesburg to Cape Town where you are warmly welcomed and whisked away to the Commodore hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day unwinding.

The Commodore Hotel

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Day 3. Cape Town

Enjoy the day at leisure. We suggest a half day Cape Town City tour (additional cost). Spend the day exploring the city's grandeur, from iconic Table Mountain to the cobblestone streets of the quaint and colorful Malay Quarter. It won't be long before you discover why Cape Town is frequently listed as a top destination to visit by newspapers, adventure travel bloggers and travel magazines. (BD)

Hidden Gems: – Tonight enjoy a mouthwatering Cape Malay and Indonesian fused dinner at the Quarterdeck Restaurant.

The Commodore Hotel

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Day 4. Cape Town

Enjoy another day at leisure in the fascinating city of Cape Town. We suggest a Cape Peninsula Tour (additional cost). Immerse yourself in spectacular ocean vistas on today’s full day exploration of "The Fairest Cape." Drive past the sparkling beaches of Camps Bay, Clifton and Llandudno and along the legendary Chapman's Peak drive to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve making a stop at Boulders Beach to visit the endearing penguin colony. (B)

The Commodore Hotel

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Day 5. Cape Town

Your final day in the city is at leisure. Perhaps a sojourn to the nearby Cape Winelands' to sample gourmet fare or a visit to Robben Island, a UNESCO World Heritage site and place of incarceration of South Africa's beloved Nelson Mandela or if you want to get your heart pounding, descend into the shark infested Atlantic Ocean in a reinforced cage. (B)

The Commodore Hotel

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Day 6. Cape Town / Pilanesberg National Park

Bid farewell to the Cape and continue to the splendor of Pilanesberg, South Africa's third largest National Park. The scenic beauty of Pilanesberg is reflected in a large central lake. Through time, wind and water have carved a spectacular landscape. The park boasts healthy populations of lion, leopard, black and white rhino, elephant and buffalo known as Africa's "Big Five". After getting settled, grab your camera and venture into the bush for your first open vehicle game drive. (BLD)

Ivory Tree Game Lodge

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Day 7. Pilanesberg National Park

Just as the wildlife awakens, meet your safari ranger and hop aboard your open safari vehicle for a thrilling game drive with fellow lodge guests. Return to the lodge for some leisure time at the pool or relax with a book. In the afternoon set off on another exhilarating game drive. Return to the lodge just as the as the sun dips below the horizon and share the day's adventures with your safari companions over dinner. (BLD)

Ivory Tree Game Lodge

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Day 8. Pilanesberg National Park

Enjoy another day in the bush. Photograph away as you spot the Big Five and other wildlife while traversing the prolific reserve. Pilanesberg is also a birder's paradise. Perhaps you will spot the pied or malachite kingfisher, the great white egret or the African fish eagle. (BLD)

Ivory Tree Game Lodge

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Day 9. Pilanesberg National Park / Johannesburg / USA

Take one last early morning game drive and keep a lookout for any animals that may have eluded you so far. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before transferring by road to Johannesburg Airport and embarking on your flight to the USA. Or, you may wish to add to your adventure an optional excursion to Victoria Falls, the world's largest curtain of falling water. (B)

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Day 10. USA

Arrive home with a lifetime of memories!

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Pricing

Land Arrangements (Price per person)

Departure Dates Sep 18, 2017 - Sep 18, 2017
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