2018 November Splendid South Africa Luxury Safari

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November 01 – 09, 2018 (9 Days/8 Nights in South Africa)

With Optional Extensions to
Fancourt & Garden Route (5 Days/4 Nights)
Victoria Falls (4 Days/3 Nights)

There is optional golf available with this itinerary. Please get in touch for information. 

LOCATIONS VISITED

South Africa – Cape Town and Safari
4 Nights Cape Town
4 Nights Thornybush Game Reserve

Optional Fancourt Extension
1 Night Johannesburg
3 Nights Fancourt Hotel

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

MEALS INCLUDED

South Africa Luxury Safari
9 Breakfasts
5 Lunches
5 Dinners

Optional Fancourt & Garden Route Extension
4 Breakfasts
0 Lunches
0 Dinners

Optional Victoria Falls Extension
3 Breakfasts
0 Lunches
2 Dinners

Countries visited

South Africa & Zimbabwe

Costs of 2018 November Splendid South Africa Luxury Safari

Fancourt Garden Route Land Portion:
US$2080.00 per person sharing on Double Occupancy (US$ 3040.00 Single)

Cape Town & Safari Land Portion:
US$5610.00 per person sharing on Double Occupancy (US$ 7650.00 Single)

Fancourt, Cape Town & Safari Land Portion:
US$7690.00 per person sharing on Double Occupancy (US$10,690.00 Single)

Optional Victoria Falls Extension Land Portion:
US$1590.00 per person sharing on Double Occupancy (US$1920.00 Single)

Cape Town, Safari & Optional Victoria Falls Extension Land Portion:
US$7200.00 per person sharing on Double Occupancy (US$9570.00 Single)

TOTAL Cost of Land Portion – Fancourt, Cape Town, Safari & Victoria Falls:
US$9280.00 per person sharing on Double Occupancy (US$12,610.00 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.

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, November 01, 2018Depart from the U.S.A. for South Africa

FANCOURT & GARDEN ROUTE PORTION

Friday, November 02, 2018Johannesburg – 1 Night

Arrive at the Johannesburg Airport. Go through passport control, collect your luggage and go through customs. Be met at Arrivals with a name board, and be escorted to the InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo ideally located only 225 feet within safe walking distance from the Arrivals Hall. Check-in for 1 night on Bed & Breakfast basis. Dinner can be enjoyed in the hotel (on your own account).

Saturday, November 03, 2018Monday, November 06, 2018 – George – 3 Nights

After breakfast, check in for your flight to George. Upon arrival at the George Airport, be met and transferred to the Fancourt Hotel located on the Fancourt Golf Estate. Check into your Classic Room for 3 nights on Bed & Breakfast basis.

Enjoy the next few days on this lovely golf estate. Included is 1 round of golf per day on either the Montagu Golf Course or the Outeniqua Golf Course OR a Spa Voucher to the value of R495.00 OR a Dinner Voucher to the value of R295.00. In addition, an amazing array of activities are on offer that can be enjoyed in the surrounding area. Please contact us for further details.

If you are not participating in the Fancourt & Garden Route Extension, this is the day that you will be departing from the U.S.A. for South Africa.

CAPE TOWN & SAFARI PORTION

Tuesday, November 06, 2018Cape Town – B

After an early breakfast, check out and transfer to the Pinnacle Point Golf Estate in Mossel Bay to play a round of golf at this magnificent golf course on the Indian Ocean. Non-golfers can visit the small town of Mossel Bay and stroll through its streets, visit the local museum or enjoy a cup of tea or coffee overlooking the ocean.

Have an early lunch at Pinnacle Point Golf Estate (on own account). Depart for your drive to Cape Town, 4 hours away. Upon arrival in Cape Town, check into your Mountain-Facing Rooms at the Vineyard Hotel & Spa for 4 nights. Enjoy a free evening and dinner on your own account.

If you are not participating in the Fancourt & Garden Route Extension, this is the day that you will be arriving in Cape Town. Be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel.

Wednesday, November 07, 2018Cape Town – 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 allow visit to Table Mountain’s summit). 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. Spend some free time on the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront to explore the various shops and to have some lunch at one of the many restaurants (on your own account). In the afternoon, visit Original T-Bag Designs in Hout Bay, a local community project. Next, 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. Return to your hotel for a free evening. Dinner is on your own account and can be enjoyed at the hotel.

Thursday, November 08, 2018Cape Town – B

After breakfast, depart from your hotel with your private driver/guide. Travel along the beautiful coast and along the spectacular Chapman’s Peak. 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. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant overlooking False Bay, on your own account. After lunch visit the local African Penguin Colony at Boulders Beach. On your way back to town, stop in Simons Town, South Africa’s Naval Base, to visit the statue of “Just Nuisance” and hear the story about this legend. 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.

Friday, November 09, 2018Cape Town – B

After an early breakfast, depart for a Full-Day in the Winelands. Either play a round of golf at a Golf Course in the Winelands or visit the town of Stellenbosch, the heart of the Winelands, also South Africa’s third-oldest town. Next, visit a local wine estate to taste some of their local cheeses and wines, then enjoy lunch at the local restaurant (on your own account). We end our day off in the Winelands at a local brandy distillery for a tour and tasting. Return to your hotel in Cape Town. Enjoy a free evening with dinner on your own account.

Saturday, November 10 – 14, 2018Thornybush Game Reserve – B/L/D

After breakfast, be transferred to the Cape Town Airport to check in for your flight to Hoedspruit. Upon arrival at the Hoedspruit Airport, be met and transferred to the Waterside Lodge in the Thornybush Private Game Reserve. Check into your suite for 4 nights. Enjoy your days at this lovely lodge in the game reserve.

Each of the full days at the Private Game Reserve will include:

All meals and two daily game drives in open Landrover vehicles with your skilled ranger and tracker to find the animals of Africa for you to admire. This is Big 5 Country…..Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo all of which are possible to see during your stay at this private game reserve. Each morning, expect an early wakeup call and gather for refreshments before heading out at first light. The “big cats” may still be around after their night of hunting. During the day, there is ample free time go on a guided walking safari, to relax or participate in several optional activities. 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 sun set over the distant Drakensberg Mountains. As darkness descends, it’s time to continue the Game Drive to let the tracker scan the landscape with a spotlight picking out the glinting eyes of nocturnal animals. Return to the lodge for dinner.

OPTIONAL EXTENSION TO VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE

CONTINUED …Wednesday, November 14, 2018Johannesburg

After your morning game drive and breakfast, check out of the lodge and be transferred to the Hoedspruit Airport to check in for your flight to Johannesburg. Upon arrival in Johannesburg at the O.R. Tambo International Airport, you will EITHER connect with your international flight and RETURN HOME

OR

CONTINUE WITH THE OPTIONAL EXTENSION TO VICTORIA FALLS.

Collect your luggage and be met at Arrivals with a name board, and be escorted to the InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo ideally located only 225 feet within a safe walking distance from the Arrivals Hall. Check-in for 1 night on Bed & Breakfast basis. Dinner can be enjoyed in the hotel (on your own account).

Thursday, November 15, 2018Victoria Falls – B/D

After breakfast, check out and walk across the road to the airport terminal to 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 Victoria Falls Airport. Go through passport control, collect your luggage and proceed through customs. Be met at the airport and transferred to the Victoria Falls Safari Club to check into your Club Room for 2 nights. You can order a light lunch at the Lodge (on your own account). In the afternoon, transfer 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. Return to the lodge for dinner served at 7:00 pm.

Friday, November 16, 2018Victoria Falls – B/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 (meal is included – 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. Afternoon teas and pastries are served from 3:30 to 4:30 PM and Sundowner cocktails and canapes are served from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. 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, be transferred to the Boma for an enjoyable and festive evening with a traditional dinner and live entertainment. Return to the lodge for overnight.

Saturday, November 17, 2018 Overnight Travel – B

After breakfast and a morning at leisure, check out and be transferred to the airport to check in for your flight to Johannesburg. Upon arrival in Johannesburg, check in for your flight back home, arriving back home the following day.

Sunday, November 18, 2018Departure

Arrive back in the U.S.A.

Full Itinerary

READ FULL ITINERARY: 2018 SPLENDID SOUTH AFRICA LUXURY SAFARI – 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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