2018 July Highlights of South Africa

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July 12 – 21, 2018 (8 Days/7 Nights in South Africa)
With Optional Extension to Victoria Falls

(Optional Extension to Chobe, Botswana by request)

July 20 – 24, 2018 (4 Days/3 Nights in Southern Africa)

LOCATIONS VISITED

South Africa – Cape Town and Safari
3 Nights Cape Town
4 Nights Private Game Reserve in Greater Kruger Park

Optional Victoria Falls Extension
1 Night Johannesburg
2 Nights Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

MEALS INCLUDED

7 Breakfasts
4 Lunches
4 Dinners

Optional Victoria Falls Extension
3 Breakfasts
1 Lunches
2 Dinners

Countries visited

South Africa & Zimbabwe

Costs of 2018 July Highlights of South Africa with Optional Victoria Falls Extensions:
South Africa – Cape Town and Kruger National Park Land Portion:

US$2520.00 per person sharing; ($2980.00 Single)

Optional Victoria Falls Extension Land Portion:
US$1230.00 per person sharing; ($1350.00 Single)

Optional Chobe, Botswana Extension Available upon request.

TOTAL Cost of Land Portion – South Africa & Victoria Falls Extension:
US$3750.00 per person sharing; ($4330.00 Single)

PLEASE NOTE: The above prices are subject to change. The above prices are also subject to change should there be a significant change in the exchange rate or increase in supplier rates. The prices of all portions of this trip are based on 12 travelers participating.

NOTE ON FLIGHTS: The cost of flights is NOT included in the above quoted price. Ntaba African Safaris will assist you with booking your flights. A one-time non-refundable service fee of $50.00 per person will be applied. Please contact us for further details.

Included

  • This is a privately guided tour
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=Breakfast/L=Lunch/D=Dinner)
  • Entrance fees as per activities on itinerary
  • Activities as per itinerary
  • Transfers and ground transportation mentioned in the itinerary
  • Game activities as per itinerary
  • Baggage Handling

A Note on Flights:

NO flights are included in the quoted price! Ntaba African Safaris will assist in securing all flights needed for this trip. Please contact us for further details.

Excluded

  • All International and domestic (US and Africa) airline tickets and applicable airport fees and taxes
  • Extra Entrance fees to tourist attractions, activities or attractions not mentioned in itinerary
  • Any other tours or tourist entrance fees not mentioned in itinerary
  • Extra transport or transfers, taxi fares, after hours transport
  • Extra optional activities while in the game reserves
  • Visa for Zimbabwe (obtainable upon entry into Zimbabwe – US$30.00 per person - Subject to change!)
  • Personal, Medical and Travel Insurance
  • Individual Tips or gratuities
  • All costs of a personal nature: Telephone calls, bar bills, drinks, room service, laundry, refreshments, snacks, curios, gifts, etc.
Itinerary

Thursday, July 12, 2018Depart from the U.S.A. for South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA PORTION

Friday, July 13, 2018Cape Town – 3 Nights

Arrive at the Johannesburg Airport. Go through passport control and customs, and check in for your flight to Cape Town. Upon arrival at the Cape Town Airport, be met by your driver/guide and transferred to your hotel in Cape Town, the Portswood Hotel, conveniently located on the famous Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Check into your standard room for 3 nights on Bed & Breakfast basis. Enjoy a free evening, with dinner on your own account.

Saturday, July 14, 2018Cape Town – Table Mountain/City Tour/Wine Estate – B

After breakfast, visit Table Mountain via the Cable Car (weather permitting), the World’s new Seventh Wonder, or visit Signal Hill (if weather does not permit safe travel in the Cable Car). Visit Jewel Africa for a diamond cutting demonstration. You will also find exquisitely unique hand-crafted jewelry pieces, authentic African craft, décor and gift items. Have a City Tour and see some of the places of interest in South Africa’s “Mother City” such as Bokaap. Proceed to the Groot Constantia Wine Estate, the oldest wine estate in South Africa, for a cellar tour and a wine tasting of some of their locally grown wines. You will have lunch at the local restaurant (on your own account). In the afternoon, visit Original T-Bag Designs in Hout Bay, a local community project. Return to your hotel for a free evening. Dinner is on your own account and can be enjoyed at the hotel or at one of the many restaurants on the V&A Waterfront.

Sunday, July 15, 2018 Cape Town – Cape Point/Kirstenbosch – B

After breakfast, depart from your hotel and travel along the beautiful coast. Continue travelling along the spectacular Chapman’s Peak Drive. Visit Cape Point, the most south-western point of the African Continent. Walk to the top of the mountain and enjoy the beautiful view of the ocean and the surrounding area. Next, visit the local African Penguin Colony at Boulders Beach. Continue to Simon’s Town, South Africa’s Naval Base, to have lunch at a local restaurant overlooking the harbour and False Bay, on your own account. In the afternoon, visit the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy this beautiful garden and the diverse selection of local plants and flowers. At the exit of the garden is a gift shop worth browsing through. Return to your hotel for a free evening. Dinner is on your own account.

Monday, July 16, 2018Shiduli Game Lodge in Greater Kruger – 4 Nights – B/L/D

After an early breakfast, check out of your hotel and be transferred to the Cape Town Airport. Check in for your flight from Cape Town to Hoedspruit in the Greater Kruger Park. Upon arrival at the Hoedspruit Airport, be met by your game ranger and transferred to the Shiduli Game Lodge in the Karongwe Private Game Reserve. Check into your suites for 4 nights. Enjoy lunch and your first game drive that afternoon.

INCLUDED for days at the Karongwe Shiduli Game Lodge:

Transfer from Hoedspruit Airport to Karongwe Shiduli Game Lodge; accommodation in luxury suites; all meals, teas, coffees and snacks; dawn and dusk safaris in open Land Rovers; Drinks on dusk safaris are limited to one per person with a choice of local bees, wine or soft drink; Reserve gate entrance fee; TOMSA levy.

EXCLUDED: Bar, curio, telephone, WIFI, spa and laundry expenses; Premium and imported brands on drinks on dusk safaris.

Karongwe Shiduli Game Lodge is an African jewel set in untouched wilderness. Explore Africa’s wilderness from an open game-viewing vehicle or on foot with an experienced game ranger. From the Big 5 to varied game and birdlife, you will become immersed in the ultimate bush experience.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018Shiduli Game Lodge – B/L/D

Expect an early wake-up call. Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with a rusk before departing for your morning game drive. This is probably the most beautiful part of the day; experiencing the early morning in the African Bush and seeing the sunrise. Stop along the way for some tea, coffee, or hot chocolate and rusks. Return to the lodge for breakfast. During the day, there is ample free time to go on a guided walking safari, sunbathe by the pool, or participate in the optional activities listed below at your own cost. In the late afternoon, convene for high tea before departing for the day’s second African bush safari. Enjoy a sundowner drink along the way, get out of the vehicle to stretch your legs and watch the sunset. As darkness descends, continue the game drive while the tracker scans the landscape with a spotlight to pick out the glinting eyes of nocturnal animals. Return to the lodge for dinner.

Wednesday & Thursday, July 18 & 19, 2018Shiduli Game Lodge – B/L/D

Each of these full days at the Private Game Reserve will include all meals and twice daily game drives. Your highly-qualified safari ranger will drive you through the Balule Private Game Reserve in a ten-passenger, topless land rover vehicle with the help of a skilled tracker to optimize your game viewing experience. Although the leopard can be elusive, you will have the possibility of seeing the Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo – and witnessing their way of life.

Friday, July 20, 2018Depart for Home OR Proceed with Optional Extension to Victoria Falls – B

Enjoy your last game drive in the Game Reserve. After breakfast, check out of the lodge and be transferred to the Hoedspruit Airport. Check in for your flight to Johannesburg.

EITHER – Upon arrival in Johannesburg at the O.R. Tambo International Airport, check in for your flight back to the U.S.A., arriving the following day, Saturday, July 21, 2018.

OR – Proceed with the Optional Victoria Falls Extension …

OPTIONAL EXTENSION TO VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE

CONTINUED …Friday, July 20, 2018Johannesburg – 1 Night

Upon arrival in Johannesburg at the O.R. Tambo International Airport, collect your luggage and walk to the City Lodge O.R. Tambo which is conveniently located next to the airport. Check in for 1 night on Bed & Breakfast basis. Dinner is on your own account.

Saturday, July 21, 2018Victoria Falls – 2 Nights – B/D

After breakfast, check in for your flight from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls. Be sure to have your $30.00 in cash to pay for your Zimbabwe visa when you arrive at the airport. Be met at the airport and transferred to the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge. Check in for 2 nights. You can order a light lunch at the Lodge (on your own account). In the afternoon, travel to the Zambezi River for an unforgettable luxury Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi Royal. Enjoy the abundant wildlife and the beautiful sunset scenes. Wine and savory refreshments will be served along the way. Be transferred to the Boma for an enjoyable and festive evening with a traditional dinner and live entertainment. Return to the lodge for overnight.

Sunday, July 22, 2018Victoria Falls – B/L/D

Enjoy your breakfast overlooking the waterhole below the lodge. You might see various animals visit the waterhole. After breakfast, tour the spectacular Victoria Falls. Visit the local craft market, then be transferred to the Lookout Point for lunch (cost included in itinerary – drinks on own account). You will also have the opportunity to participate in some optional activities on your own account, such as the gorge swing or the Flying Fox. Be returned to the lodge for an afternoon at your leisure. During your stay at this lodge, you will meet with a local historian who will tell you the story of David Livingstone. At 7:00 pm, enjoy dinner at the Lodge.

Monday, July 23, 2018Departure Day – B

After breakfast, check out and be transferred to the airport. Check in for your flight to Johannesburg. Upon arrival in Johannesburg, check in for your flight back to the U.S.A.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Arrive back in the U.S.A.

END OF SERVICES

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The above daily itinerary is preliminary and therefore subject to change. If any major changes occur in advance of your departure, you will be notified by Ntaba African Safaris. If changes occur while on tour, you will be notified by your guide/leader.

Full Itinerary

READ FULL ITINERARY: 2018 October Discover – Includes accommodation, map, transport & destination information.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The above daily itinerary is preliminary and therefore subject to change. If any major changes occur, you will be notified by Ntaba African Safaris. If changes occur while on tour, you will be notified by your guide/leader.

NOTE ON FLIGHTS: Ntaba African Safaris will assist you in booking your flights. Please contact us for further details.

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