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Southern Explorer 2019

AIRFARE INCLUDED

South Africa Zimbabwe

12 days from $10,795* per person

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

3 Nights Cape Town 3 Nights Kruger Private Reserve 1 Night Johannesburg 2 Nights Victoria Falls

This adventure is one of our most popular safaris. Experience the vibrant culture, scenic beauty and natural wonders of Southern Africa. Spectacular Cape Town and Kruger National Park are artfully combined with the majesty of Victoria Falls. 

*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% deposit 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 breathtaking scenery of the Cape of Good Hope and the surrounding winelands on privately guided sightseeing tours.

Discover the rainforests surrounding the thundering Victoria Falls, then take a helicopter flight, and be awed by the sheer size and grandeur from above.

Experience the golden glow of an African sunset as you meander along the Zambezi River on a sundowner dinner cruise.

Enjoy twice daily game drives in search of Africa’s “Big Five” the leopard, rhino, elephant, buffalo and the mighty lion.

Accommodations

1. Cape Cadogan

South Africa, Cape Town

The Cape Cadogan is a stately double-storeyed Georgia and Victorian building that dates back to the beginning of the 19th century. The building was awarded national monument status in late 1984 and you will feel the charm and character from the moment you arrive!  The individually decorated bedrooms, are each unique in layout and style.  All rooms are air conditioned with facilities such as satellite TV, personal mini bar, hairdryers, tea/coffee makers, DVD players, and complimentary internet access.  The hotel has a comfortable lounge with an open fireplace, a garden and pool area, and a library where you can relax and read a book or indulge in a game of chess.  Your choice of either a continental or cooked breakfast is served in the breakfast room that overlooks the pool and the garden. Situated in the beautiful Gardens area of Cape Town, the Cape Cadogan, is close to a wide variety of boutiques, restaurants and neighbourhood bars, and in close proximity to Table Mountain, Clifton Beach and the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. 

 

2. Kings Camp

South Africa, Kruger Private Reserve

Situated in the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kings Camp reflects the charm and romance of a colonial past in a pristine corner of unspoiled Africa. The generously spaced thatched suites are luxuriously equipped with soft cascading mosquito nets, remote controlled air-conditioning, tea and coffee facilities, Victorian ball-and-claw bath, indoor and outdoor double shower, hairdryer, fully stocked mini-bar, safe, telephone, and private verandah with hammock. In between game drives, take a dip in the swimming pool, relax in the lounge and bar areas, or soak up the tranquility on the viewing deck overlooking the waterhole. Breakfast and lunch are served in the dining room while dinners are always a unique experience. Dine under the stars in the heart of the bush; in the traditional boma, in the garden under a large knobthorn tree; alongside the swimming pool, or on your suite verandah. Along with a well-equipped gym, Kings Camp offers an array of pampering treatments to complete your safari experience. Under the guidance of skilled rangers and Shangaan trackers, go off road for close wildlife encounters on open vehicle safari drives or discover the rarer sights and wonders of the bush on walking safaris.

3. Sandton Sun

South Africa, Johannesburg

The elegant Sandton Sun offers guests a distinguished and memorable stay. Linked to the Sandton City Shopping Center, the hotel provides contemporary dining and fashionable shopping, appealing to leisure travelers. The well-appointed rooms have large windows that optimize natural light, ensuring the highest level of rest and relaxation. Each guest room offers a range of amenities, which includes complimentary Wi-Fi, television, DVD player, a mini bar, in-room tea and coffee facilities, and more. The hotel offers several dining options, including a café-style eatery, a rooftop bar, and an outdoor deck dining, where guests can relax around the large fire pits and admire the breathtaking sunset views. Other services provided at the hotel are a spa, a fitness center and a business center.  

4. The Victoria Falls Hotel

Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls

The Victoria Falls Hotel, popularly known as “the grand old lady of The Falls” was built in 1904. The Edwardian-style hotel is surrounded by carefully tended tropical gardens, lily ponds and century-old shade trees. The guestrooms echo its rich colonial heritage. All the rooms are air conditioned and feature en-suite bathrooms, television, in-room safe, telephone, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary Wi-Fi. Dining options are varied at this historical hotel. Enjoy the opulent Livingstone Room for fine dining and dancing, or the Jungle Junction with its famous breakfast and dinner buffets with ethnic entertainment in the evenings. Stanley’s Terrace, with its clear view of the Victoria Falls Bridge, is renowned for its cocktails and afternoon teas. The swimming pool is surrounded by the beautiful landscaped gardens. Other hotel facilities include tennis courts, chapel, gift shop, hair salon and spa. The famous Victoria Falls are just a ten-minute walk away using the hotel’s private pathway, and “the smoke that thunders” or “Mosi-Oa-Tunya” in the local dialect, is clearly audible and visible from this luxurious landmark.

 

Itinerary

Day 1. New York / Johannesburg, South Africa

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

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Day 2. Johannesburg / Cape Town

Arrive in Johannesburg and take a short domestic flight to your Cape Town destination. After a warm welcome by our African Travel, Inc. representative you will be whisked away to your hotel.The rest of your day is at leisure to enjoy one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in the world.

Cape Cadogan

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Day 3. Cape Town

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

Cape Cadogan

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Day 4. Cape Cadogan

Today’s sojourn explores the nearby winelands. Learn all about the process of winemaking, from grape to goblet. Revel in the scenery — like the breathtaking views of the Paarl valley and the picturesque little village of Franschhoek, the gourmet capital of the Cape. Take a stroll through historic Stellenbosch with its Cape Dutch architecture, absorbing the quaintness of this lovely university town. (B)

Cape Cadogan

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Day 5. Cape Town / Kruger Private Reserve

With a couple of short flights, you’ll be on your way to your safari adventure within a private reserve bordering the famous Kruger National Park. Settle in and soak up the tranquility of the African bush before embarking on your late afternoon game drive. This superb sanctuary is home to an abundance of wildlife so keep your eyes peeled. (BLD)

Kings Camp

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Day 6. Kruger Private Reserve

Just as the wildlife awaken, meet your expert safari ranger and hop aboard your open safari vehicle for a thrilling game drive. Photograph away as you spot the Big Five and other wildlife, found on the reserve. On your late afternoon drive, pause for a sundowner as the sun dips below the horizon. (BLD)

Kings Camp

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Day 7. Kruger Private Reserve

With your skilled ranger, explore the rarer sights and wonders of the bush during your game viewing activities today. Perhaps take a guided walk through the bush or arrange for a candle-lit alfresco dinner as the Southern Cross begins to twinkle. (BLD)

Kings Camp

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Day 8. Kruger Private Reserve / Johannesburg

Set out early on your final safari in search of those hard-to-spot cheetahs and the Big Five. Return to camp for a hearty breakfast and relax until it's time to transfer to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg. On arrival, you are transferred to your ideally located hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure. (B)

Sandton Sun

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Day 9. Johannesburg / Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Fly to spectacular Victoria Falls, hailed as one of the world’s Seven Natural Wonders. Later this afternoon, sail upstream on a sunset dinner cruise. As the sun sets, be ready with your binoculars to zoom in on the hippos cavorting in the river. Look out for the elephants as they make their way to the riverbank for their last drink before settling down for the night. (BD)

The Victoria Falls Hotel

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Day 10. Victoria Falls

Keep an eye out for rainbows as you walk the misty rain forest trails of Victoria Falls. Then take a helicopter flight, and be awed by the sheer size and grandeur of the Falls from above. (B)

The Victoria Falls Hotel

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Day 11. Victoria Falls / Johannesburg / New York

After a delicious farewell breakfast, you are transferred to Victoria Falls Airport for your flight back to Johannesburg. Once you have landed in Johannesburg, connect to your ongoing South African Airways flight. (B)

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Day 12. New York

Arrive home with a lifetime of memories!

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Pricing

Land Arrangements (Price per person)

Departure Dates Jan 10, 2019 - Mar 31, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $10,895
Single Room Supplement From $1,495
Departure Dates Apr 1, 2019 - Apr 30, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $11,095
Single Room Supplement From $1,495
Departure Dates May 1, 2019 - May 31, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $10,895
Single Room Supplement From $1,395
Departure Dates Jun 1, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $11,695
Single Room Supplement From $1,395
Departure Dates Jul 1, 2019 - Aug 10, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $11,795
Single Room Supplement From $1,495
Departure Dates Aug 11, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $10,995
Single Room Supplement From $1,495
Departure Dates Sep 1, 2019 - Sep 12, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $11,195
Single Room Supplement From $1,595
Departure Dates Sep 13, 2019 - Oct 31, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $10,995
Single Room Supplement From $1,595
Departure Dates Nov 1, 2019 - Nov 30, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $11,095
Single Room Supplement From $1,595
Departure Dates Dec 1, 2019 - Dec 9, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $10,795
Single Room Supplement From $1,395
Departure Dates Dec 10, 2019 - Dec 17, 2019
Share Twin/Double From $11,795
Single Room Supplement From $1,395

**Surcharges Apply Jan 01-09, Dec 18-31.

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