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Route Of The African Sun








This package includes flights, sightseeing tours and luxury accommodation from the Cape to the mighty Victoria Falls, plus so much more…

Package Cost: $4,799 *Excludes taxes and fees.

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Package Includes

Round trip coach air on South African Airways from New York (JFK) or Washington (IAD) Airport to South Africa OR Tambo International Airport ~ Domestic coach air in South Africa as per the itinerary (Johannesburg – Cape Town – Johannesburg) ~ Regional coach air as per the itinerary (Johannesburg – Livingstone – Johannesburg). Accommodation as per the itinerary ~ Meals as per the itinerary (8 x breakfast) ~ Ground transfers ~ Scheduled Cape Peninsula Tour ~ Scheduled Winelands Tour ~ Zambezi sundowner cruise.

Day 1

Depart from New York or Washington DC for your South African Airways flight to South Africa.

Day 2

On arrival in Johannesburg you will connect onwards for your 2 hour flight on South African Airways to Cape Town. On arrival you will be met for your transfer to your hotel. *Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at The Table Bay Hotel.

Day 3

After breakfast you will be met by your local English speaking driver-guide for your full day tour of the Cape Peninsula. Depart the hotel and flank the colder Atlantic ocean en route to Hout Bay. Once a fishing community, now one of the most popular residential areas, the harbour still has a charm of days gone by. A chance to join the M.V “Circe” for a half hour cruise to “Seal Island” or for the not so adventurous, the fish market “Mariners Wharf” is a must. The tour now continues over the famous Chapman’s Peak drive – if open, with a 200 meter drop on one side and a 200 meter rise on the other, as we make our way south, following the Atlantic Ocean until we reach Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope. Said to be the romantic meeting place of the two mighty oceans, the Atlantic and the Indian, Sir Francis Drake the Explorer once called it “the fairest Cape that we saw in the whole circumference of the Globe”. And rightly so, it must be the highlight of any visit to the Mother City, if not South Africa. Our optional lunch stop today is at the Fish Hoek Galley. We pass the naval base of Simonstown as we continue along the Indian Ocean, en route to see the Jackass penguin colony which has become well established at Boulders Beach near Simonstown. Our last stop of the day is at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, home of some 3 500 species of Southern African fauna and flora. We return to the hotel in the late afternoon, having seen some of the best the Cape has to offer. *Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at The Table Bay Hotel.

Day 4

After breakfast your local English speaking driver-guide will meet you at the hotel for a morning tour of the Cape wine region. We will depart from the hotel and head north to Paarl. Our first stop is for our morning wine tasting at Nelsons Creek Estate. After a tour through their cellars, there is a chance to sample some of their local wines as well as a cheese tasting. A brief city tour of Paarl follows, before we make our way to Franschhoek with a photo stop at the Groot Drakenstein Prison where Nelson Mandela was released in 1990. This little village nestled amongst the mountains, can easily be mistaken for a little Switzerland. After a short tour of the town, a second wine tasting will be enjoyed in Franschhoek followed by a lunch stop and perhaps a chance to savour some of the fresh trout for which Franschhoek is renowned. After lunch the tour continues to the university town of Stellenbosch. It is easy to understand why Simon van der Stel decided to settle a village amongst the mountains. The backdrop of the Hottentots Holland Mountains, the white gabled Cape Dutch homesteads and the oak lined streets and lanes all blend in to give this place a charm that will not be quickly forgotten. Time permitting we will include a third and final wine tasting. Then we set off for our return to the Mother City. *Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at The Table Bay Hotel.

Day 5

A full day at leisure to explore the beautiful city of Cape Town. Maybe take a trip in the cable car up Table Mountain or a boat ride for a poignant visit to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprissoned for many years. Perhaps take time to explore the vibrant V&A Waterfront with its many shops, restaurants and activities available as well as the fascinating Two Oceans Aquarium. In the summer months maybe head for the white sand beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay for people watching and soaking up the African Sun. Whatever else, you will not be at a loss for things to do! *Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at The Table Bay Hotel.

Day 6

After breakfast you will be met and transferred to Cape Town International Airport for your flight to Johannesburg. On arrival in Johannesburg, meet your driver-guide for a transfer to Sun City. The Palace of the Lost City at Sun City Resort oozes an opulence and regality that is fit for a King and Queen. Of the four hotels, The Palace of the Lost City is the most exquisite and lavish, showcasing detailed mosaics, hand painted ceilings, custom made furniture, fine dining restaurants, and oversized suites. Step into this fairytale land and absorb all its’ splendor. *Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at The Palace of the Lost City

Day 7

Todays is spent at leisure to explore the resort. There is an incredible array of services and activities, including: golf on two championship courses, the “Valley of the Waves”, the casino, shows at the “Superbowl”, horse riding, reptile park, clay pigeon shooting and waterskiing. Adjacent to Sun City, there is the opportunity to participate in elephant-back safaris, hot air ballooning, archery, clay pigeon shooting, quad-biking and African drumming. Whatever your interest, the choices are endless. *Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at The Palace of the Lost City.

Day 8

After breakfast you will be met and transferred to Johannesburg Airport for your flight to Livingstone. On arrival in Livingstone you will be met by your local English speaking representative who will transfer you to your hotel, and answer any questions you may have about the area. After checking into the hotel you will enjoy the afternoon at leisure to explore the mighty Victoria Falls at your leisure. Clients staying at the Falls resort have unlimited access to the Falls on the Zambian side for the duration of their stay. The mighty Victoria Falls, one of the great natural wonders of the world, are described as “Mosi-oa-Tunya” (the Smoke that Thunders) by the locals, for at peak flow the spray from the falls can reach 1,300 feet into the air! In the late afternoon you will transfer to the banks of the Zambezi for a sundowner cruise on the luxury African Queen. Celebrate the end to another day in Africa as you glide along the river where you may be lucky enough to spot hippos and crocodiles. Return to your hotel. *Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at The Royal Livingstone Hotel.

Day 9

Today is a full day at leisure to take advantage of all the amazing optional activities available, in this, the adventure capital of Africa. There will be something to suit every taste, from elephant back safaris to walking with lions, or micro-lighting over the falls and riding the rapids on a day’s white water rafting adventure. For those looking for something more relaxing why not stroll the local craft markets for exquisite local curios and have a long relaxing lunch looking out onto the spray of the falls and perhaps savor a crocodile caesar salad. *Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at The Royal Livingstone Hotel.

Day 10

Morning at leisure until your transfer from the hotel to Livingstone Airport for your flight to Johannesburg and onward flight to the US.

Day 11

Arrival in the United States at New York JFK or Washington Dulles airports.


Add on air from other US cities ~ Governmental taxes departure fees and September 11th security fee of up $250) ~ Any meals or services not mentioned above ~ Entrance fees on Cape Peninsula tour to Boulders penguins, Seal Island cruise ~ Any items of personal expense – i.e. drinks, telephone calls, laundry etc ~ Gratuities for rangers/guides/drivers

Optional Extras

Half Day Cape Town City Tour:
No visit to Cape Town is complete without a half day tour of the Mother City itself.
Cost: $50

Half Day Township Tour:
A tour that offers you an insight and interaction with different cultures, communities and individuals..
Cost: $55

Shark Cage Diving:
This is possibly the greatest thrill that you will ever experience.
Cost: $220


* Prices are per person based on double occupancy accommodations and include fuel surcharges. Government taxes, departure and inspection fees, passenger facility charges and the September 11th Security Fee of between $170 – $250 depending on the package, are additional and payable prior to departure. Package price is valid for travel (1 – 31 May 2011) with the same itinerary available at higher prices during other travel periods. Prices are valid for new bookings only, subject to availability, may change without notice and are not retroactive. Blackouts, cancellation charges and other restrictions may apply.

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