9 days Safari & Cape Town Beach Escape from US$3,132.-pp

Explore Cape Town and surrounds and relax on Camps Bay Beach. Gaze at the ocean from your seaview balcony. Unqiue optional tours are available for you to choose from whilst at the AC Hotel on the V&A Waterfront.

Spend your nights in a tree house overlooking the African bush during this safari in the Klaserie. This game park is part of Greater Kruger National Park, the original and largest game park in South Africa. Search for the Big-5 before returning to your very small and intimate safari lodge.

Accommodation Destination Basis Room Type Duration
AC Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Cape Town – V&A Waterfront B&B 1x Double Room, 1x Twin Room 2 Nights
The Bay Hotel Cape Town Beach Area B&B 1x Premier Room – Sea View 2 Nights
nThambo Tree Camp Klaserie Private Game Reserve FB+ 1x Treehouse Chalet 4 Nights

Key
B&B: Bed and breakfast
FB+: Dinner, bed, breakfast, lunch and activities daily

Price

US$3,132.- during May through September 2020

US$3,317.- during October 2020

Price is per person, double occupancy;

Trip starts in Cape Town and ends in Johannesburg. This tour can start any day, pending availability.

Included

Accommodation and meals as per package, all transfers and domestic flights, 2 daily safari activities; National Park fees at safari lodge; Full day Cape Highlights Tour;

Excluded

International flight to and from Johannesburg, optional tours in Cape Town,

Day 1:           The AC Marriott Hotel, Cape Town

South Africa

This vast country is undoubtedly one of the most culturally and geographically diverse places on earth. Fondly known by locals as the ‘Rainbow Nation’, South Africa has 11 official languages and its multicultural inhabitants are influenced by a fascinating mix of African, Asian and European cultures. Spend your days: discovering the gourmet restaurants, impressive art and nightlife scenes and fine beaches of Cape Town; enjoying a typical local braai (barbecue) in the Soweto township; browsing the bustling Indian markets in Durban; or sampling some of the world’s finest wines at the myriad wine estates dotted around the picturesque Cape Winelands. Due to its rich and turbulent history there are plenty of historical attractions to explore including the Zululand battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal, the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg and Robben Island, just off the coast of Cape Town. Above all else, South Africa’s attraction lies in its remarkably untamed wilderness with its astonishing range of wildlife roaming freely across massive unfenced game reserves such as the world famous Kruger National Park. With all of this variety on offer, it is little wonder that South Africa has fast become Africa’s most popular tourist destination.

Cape Town

Cape Town is a city like no other – a vibrant melting pot alive with creativity, colors, sounds and tastes. Take in a view from above by riding the cable car to Table Mountain or check out the tiny cell Nelson Mandela was kept in on Robben Island. Visit the V&A Waterfront near your hotel, a place for shopping or just hanging out to watch the world go by. Breathtaking natural scenery, long standing cultural heritage and world-class wine production estates characterize an area known as the Wine Lands where you will can taste the wines of the region. Drive through gorgeous scenery and hamlets on the way to Cape Point, the Cape of Good Hope, a rocky coastline seafarers have respected and feared for hundreds of years. Please check your itinerary for inclusions.

Day Itinerary

Arrive in Cape Town where our representative will meet you for your transfer to your hotel at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Towns unique waterfront destination.

Overnight: AC Hotel by Marriott Cape Town     View iBrochure

Experience a new way to the hotel at the AC Hotel Cape Town Waterfront, conveniently located just minutes away from the buzzing Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and just a 25-minute drive from Cape Town International Airport. The 188 spacious rooms feel stylish, yet efficient and boast unparalleled views over the imposing Table Mountain, Lion’s Head and Signal Hill. Savour the heritage of the brand’s Spanish roots with delectable tapas from fresh and locally sourced ingredients or have a quick bite at the AC market, offering convenient grab and go products. To wind down after a long day, pass by the bar and sample the finest spirits locally crafted. Its bartenders are also true urban spirits who will share the unique buzz of the city and all it has to offer. Located within walking distance, the hotel is close to the Cape Town International Convention Center. It also features 4 flexible meeting rooms with a total of 250 sqm of event space, boasting natural daylight and stunning views over the Harbor.

Standard King Room: Majority of these spacious single King bed configurations are harbour facing and allow for a unique experience. If a timeless mountain view is preferred, there are 24 suitable rooms that can be booked as well.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

Day 2:           AC Hotel by Marriott Cape Town, Cape Town

Activities

Cape Highlights Tour Full Day – Small Group

Cape Highlights Tour Full Day – Small Group

This combination tour offers the highlights of Cape Point and the Cape Winelands. The tour includes a scenic drive along the Atlantic Coast and Cape Point Nature Reserve with its variety of fauna and flora. The reserve is one of the world’s largest breeding grounds for tortoises and is nothing short of a spectacular sight with its stone cliffs, fynbos, beautiful bay and beaches. It is a natural wonderland. Following the coastline along False Bay, we’ll continue to the Stellenbosch Winelands, the oldest and most distinguished of all the wine routes in the famous Cape Winelands, for a wine tasting before returning to Cape Town.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

Day 3:           The Bay Hotel, Cape Town

Cape Town

As previously described

Day Itinerary

This morning take one of the optional tours or wander the V&A Waterfront.

Transfer to the beach this afternoon.

Optional extra charge

Robben Island

An icon of struggle, freedom and hope made famous by Nelson Mandela’s imprisonment here.

Table Mountain and City Tour Afternoon or Morning

Drive past famous landmarks such as the Castle of Good Hope built in 1666, City Hall, and the Grand Parade. Driving through famous Adderley Street, we will see St. George’s Cathedral: The Anglican Diocese of Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Pass the Company Gardens and the Malay Quarter which is situated on the slopes of Table Mountain where slaves were settled. Continue to join a sparkling tour, witness the art of diamond cutting and the careful craftsmanship of jewellery manufacturing by skilled experts. You will be offered the option of continuing to Table Mountain, where you can ascend to the top (weather permitting) by the revolving cable car (for own account). Here you’ll see phenomenal views, including Robben Island.
Visit to the Castle of Good Hope (time permitting).

Camps Bay

Camps Bay is a wealthy coastal suburb located just ten minutes from the city bowl. Set on the slopes of Table Mountain, it overlooks a series of beautiful sandy bays and the Atlantic Ocean beyond.  Camps Bay is home to Cape Town’s most glamorous beach.

Basis: Bed & Breakfast

Day 4 :           The Bay Hotel, Cape Town

Day Itinerary

Laze on the beach or by the pool or take advantage of the optional activities available.

Basis

Bed & Breakfast

Day 5:           nThambo Tree Camp, Klaserie Private Game Reserve

Day Itinerary

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the safari area where our representative will meet you and transfer you to your safari lodge. Join your first safari this afternoon.

Klaserie Private Game Reserve

Situated on the northeastern edge of South Africa, Klaserie Private Game Reserve forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park. It is one of the largest privately owned reserves in the country comprising 60 000 hectares of seemingly endless plains of unspoilt African bushveld. This scenic wilderness sanctuary is home to the renowned ‘Big Five’ as well as an impressive array of wildlife including: African elephant, black and white rhino, buffalo, African wild dog, lion, leopard, and an abundance of buck. Visitors can look forward to enjoying a variety of outdoor activities such as guided walking safaris, game drives, and thrilling wildlife tracking excursions. The reserve is known for its incredible birdlife boasting over 500 species including the endangered Southern ground hornbill and the white-backed vulture.

Overnight: nThambo Tree Camp View iBrochure

nThambo Tree Camp is located in the heart of the Klaserie Private Reserve, which shares unfenced borders with the Kruger Park. There are 5 solar-powered wooden chalets on stilts with endless views across the wilderness.

Chalets are constructed from canvas walls and thatched roofs, and each one has a private wooden balcony. Guests have access to a small splash pool at the main lodge area, which is ideal for the hot summer months.

Big Five walking safaris can be arranged for after breakfast, and there is flexibility in terms of guests’ desires. nThambo Tree Camp is ideal for guests seeking an intimate safari in a relaxed environment. Food is simply traditional home cooking and often guests are treated to a braai (barbeque) in the boma.

The camp is unfenced, which means wildlife roams freely throughout. Elephants often drink from the swimming pool, which is a highlight for many guests!

Treehouse Chalet

There are 5 identical treehouse-style chalets at nThambo Tree Camp, each elevated on wooden stilts at eye level with the trees and overlooking the open area in front of the camp. Thatched, timber structures with private balconies, en suite bathrooms, and comfortable double or twin beds. There are luggage racks, mosquito nets, clothing shelves, safes, and desks in each room. There are no fences around the camp, so care should be taken when walking from your chalet to the main lodge area and back.

Day Itinerary

Choose from either vehicle safari or bush walks.

Activities

Game Drives in the Klaserie
Bush Walks

Game Drives in the Klaserie

One of the main features of a safari is a 4×4 game drive. On game drives you are able to get a lot closer to big game than on a self-drive safari, as you are guided by experienced rangers and in appropriate vehicles. The animals are generally habituated to the vehicle. This enables to you to get within five to 10 metres of the large animals – and safely!

All game drives are conducted in open 4 x 4 Toyota Land Cruisers; which are perfect for photographic and video opportunities. The afternoon game drives generally leave at 16:00 and include late afternoon game spotting, a sundowner stop and a game drive that continues into the night.

Bush Walks

Our standard morning procedure is to take guests out on a game drive but if guests are interested we can arrange a bush walk after breakfast.

All Walking Safaris are led by qualified rangers who have had intensive specialised training in approaching dangerous game and we demonstrate how to behave when encountering animals. In addition to allowing you to view the larger mammals on foot, rangers will impart valuable knowledge about the surrounding vegetation.

A bush walk will allow you to track animals on foot and learn what types of tracks various species leave when traversing the bush. Bush walks are a great way to immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Africa.

Included

Full Board and Activities

Day 7 and 8:           nThambo Tree Camp, Klaserie Private Game Reserve

Day Itinerary

Choose from either vehicle safari or bush walks.

Included

Full Board and Activities

Day 9:           Departure

Day Itinerary

After your last morning safari and breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg and back to USA.

Transport

Flight Information

Date Flight Departure Airport Time Arrival Airport Time Class Ref
Scheduled Cape Town International Airport [CPT] Safari Airport
Scheduled Safari Airport OR Tambo International Airport [JNB]

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