Your South African adventure package includes:
- 4-night stay in a deluxe room including daily breakfast for (2) at the 4-star Townhouse Hotel in Cape Town.
- Meet and greet service upon arrival Cape Town.
- Private, round-trip airport transfers.
- 3-night stay at the 4-start Elephant Plains Lodge, Sabi Sand Game Reserve/Kruger Park.
- Round-trip airport transfers to the game lodge.
- All meals included while on safari, plus afternoon tea and snacks.
- Early morning and late afternoon game drives to view the “big five” (lions, leopards, elephants, buffalos, and rhinos).
- Afternoon guided walking safaris.
- Emergency evacuation and medical insurance.
- South African Airways international round-trip coach class airfare from New York (JFK) or Washington, DC (IAD) and airfare within South Africa.
NOTE: Your complete itinerary will encompass ten (10) total days, including two nights used during international flights.
DAY 1: Depart USA
Depart from New York (JFK) or Washington, DC (IAD) for South Africa to begin your cultural odyssey.
DAY 2: Arrive in South Africa
Arrive in Cape Town via Johannesburg. Check in at the 4-start Townhouse Hotel. Renowned for its warm and friendly service, this unique hotel leaves you feeling completely at home on its quiet corner in the center of Cape Town. Situated against the beautiful backdrop of Table Mountain, across the road from the historic Houses of Parliament and only 5 minutes drive from the popular V & A waterfront, the hotel's location ensures accessibility to all that Cape Town has to offer.
DAYS 3 through 5: Cape Town
Cape Town is dominated by a towering, table-shaped mountain, set on a peninsula of soaring, rocky heights and lush valleys, where two oceans converge - Indian and Atlantic.
Enjoy free time to explore Cape Town on your own. Visit the famous Cape Peninsula, hike or take a cable car to Table Mountain, explore Robben Island (site of Nelson Mandela’s former prison cell) or meet locals in townships, churches and lively ‘shebeens’.
DAY 6: Depart Cape Town, Arrive at Kruger National Park
Depart the Cape on a flight to Johannesburg and then on to your private safari lodge in Kruger National Park. Check in at the 4-start Elephant Plains Lodge.
Located in the northern part of Sabi Sand Game Reserve - one of the most prolific wildlife areas in all of South Africa, and adjacent to the Kruger National Park, this family-owned lodge accommodates a maximum of 24 guests, which ensures personal service and a warm, friendly atmosphere. The lodge is situated on the dry Manyeleti riverbed and overlooks a permanent waterhole, while the pool deck guarantees an excellent view of a variety of animals coming from the plains to drink. Daily game drives are conducted in open land rovers, with a further opportunity to join midday bush walks. The lodge also features an African Health Spa, for those seeking complete relaxation after an exciting day in the African bush.
This afternoon, you will experience the thrill of your first wildlife excursion.
DAYS 7 & 8: Kruger National Park
Two full days in Kruger allow for morning and afternoon wildlife viewing excursions and the opportunity to pass through the bush on escorted walks. Observe the wildlife while enjoying lavish comfort, traditional cuisine and local culture at your safari camp.
The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this national park is unrivalled in the diversity of its life forms. Kruger National Park is the largest game reserve in South Africa, covering 7,332 square miles.
DAY 9: Depart South Africa
A final morning to enjoy breakfast and a game drive before returning via air to Johannesburg to board your international flight.
DAY 10: Arrive USA
Package excludes meals not indicated, gratuities, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and airline departure taxes.
Blackout dates: November 1st-December 31st.
South African Airways - This package includes round-trip coach class airfare from New York (JFK) or Washington, DC (IAD) to South Africa, as well as all domestic airfare within South Africa, valid one year from date of purchase and subject to availability.
Any airport departure taxes, fees or fuel surcharges (if charged) are the responsibility of the purchaser.
The purchase of this package includes a complimentary booking service. Travel must be booked a minimum of 60 days in advance. Reservations are subject to availability. Certificates cannot be replaced if lost stolen or destroyed. Flights may not be upgraded with miles. All packages are non-refundable. Packages cannot be resold. Suggested retail value is calculated using tariff air rates and rack room rates. Ground transportation is not included in this package unless where specified.