CAPE TOWN - THE WATERBERG SAFARI - JOHANNESBURG -
Departure Date : ALL YEAR 2024
10 days, 7 nights including flights, accommodations, some meals, drink and airfare from NYC (All U.S gateways available).
10 days - 7 nights starting at:
in DBL occupancy
Main program includes:
Round trip airfare from New York (JFK) airport. Airline taxes and fuel surcharges are included. (Valid at present time)
First class hotel accommodations for 7 nights at a centrally located hotels
4 nights in Cape Town
1 night in the Waterberg Game Reserve - Safari
2 night in Johannesburg
or similar hotels including hotel tax and service charges.
Services of an English-speaking tour manager throughout the program.
Deluxe air-conditioned motor coach transportation for all transfers, tours and guided excursions.
Guided tours, admissions and entrance fees as per program in itinerary.
Half board: Daily Breakfast, lunches and /or dinners (mineral water and a glass of wine/beer are included)
All VAT city and local Tax, baggage handling at hotels. (Based on one bag per person).
Headsets on guided tour
NOTES: All taxes and fuel surcharges are included and valid at the time of printing but are subject to change. The price does not include tips, travel insurance, airline luggage overage fees, passports fees, visas, optional tours that might be offered in addition to our daily included program, as well as items of a personal nature.
Day 1: Departure from the USA Depart the U.S: Depart from the U.S. for your flight to Cape Town, South Africa..
Day 2: CAPE TOWN:
On arrival at CPT airport the group will be met by your Jet Vacations Tour Manager and your local guide. Transfer to Table Mountain for a cable car ride to the top of the cable way. Spend some leisure time at the top. Return to the bottom and transfer to your hotel for check in. Afternoon free at leisure. Welcome dinner at the hotel. (D)
DAY 3: CAPE TOWN
After morning breakfast meet your guide in the hotel lobby. Transfer on a city tour of Cape Town which includes a walk through the company gardens, Green market Square, Parliament Buildings and Mandela walk. Return to the V&A Waterfront for lunch on your own. Spend the afternoon at leisure at the V&A Waterfront. The coach and guide will return to the hotel around 16:00. Feel free to stay longer and enjoy the night life at the V&A. Return to the hotel on own account. (B)
DAY 4: CAPE TOWN
Breakfast at the hotel. Today is at leisure to enjoy the town. Cape Town is one of the world's most beautiful cities and a top international destination. Large numbers of tourists flock to Cape Town to enjoy this unique city with its fascinating history, interesting culture, natural beauty, award winning wines and laidback lifestyle. Whether you are a serious tourist or just want to lie on the beach and enjoy life, Cape Town will satisfy your needs. (B) Optional tours of Cape Point or Hermanus available to book.
DAY 5: CAPE TOWN – Cape Wine Lands
After breakfast meet your guide and depart on a full day tour of the Stellenbosch & Franschhoek Wine Farms. Enjoy a walk with the ducks at Vergenoegd Wine Estate followed by wine tasting. Transfer to Franschhoek for lunch at Rickety Bridge followed by wine tasting. Return to Cape Town via a stop at the Drakenstein Correctional Services - the last prison Mandela was held captive before his release. Dinner at the Gold African Restaurant. (B, L, D)
DAYS 6 - 7: THE WATERBERG
After breakfast depart for the Waterberg region where you will be staying in a Lodge for the next 2 nights. The Waterberg District, located in the majestic Waterberg Mountains, is a tourism gem with several great nature reserves and a wealth of wildlife roaming its bushveld savannah. Its major attractions include hot springs, South Africa’s first-ever savannah biosphere reserve, the bird-rich Nyslvley Wetland and the archaeological site of Makapans Valley. An open vehicle safari at Mabula Game Reserve is an exhilarating experience for nature and wildlife lovers. Open 4x4 vehicles ensure close encounters with the Big Five and numerous wildlife species. For 2 days, a guided tour of the Mabula Game Reserve by a qualified and knowledgeable game ranger, with the objective of enhancing the knowledge and awareness of the visitor by interpreting animal and plant life, geology, astronomy, ecosystems, history of the area, relationships and much more. (B, L, D)
DAY 8: JOHANNESBURG
Transfer to Pretoria and enjoy a short city tour and a visit to the Union Buildings and Freedom Park. Johannesburg is one of Africa’s biggest and most vibrant cities. It is the economic capital of Africa and the gateway to Southern Africa. Although not as famous as other South African destinations, there is plenty to do in Johannesburg and nearby Pretoria. The old city is a multi-cultural mixture of traditional medicine shops, Chinese restaurants, taxi ranks and ultra modern skyscrapers. There are excellent museums, art galleries and organized tours of historical and political interest. The shopping is Southern Africa’s best and the many restaurants cater for all tastes. (B)
DAY 9: JOHANNESBURG
Breakfast at leisure. Depart on a full day Tour of Johannesburg where you will visit the Apartheid Museum, Soweto Tour with Mandela House and Hector Peterson Memorial. Stop at Mandela Square for a photo opportunity.
The nearby township of Soweto is Johannesburg’s most popular tourist attraction. The Apartheid Museum opened in 2001 and is acknowledged as the pre-eminent museum in the world dealing with 20th century South Africa, at the heart of which is the apartheid story. The Apartheid Museum, the first of its kind, illustrates the rise and fall of apartheid. An architectural consortium, comprising several leading architectural firms, conceptualized the design of the building on a seven-hectare stand. The museum is a superb example of design, space and landscape offering the international community a unique South African experience. The exhibits have been assembled and organized by a multi-disciplinary team of curators, filmmakers, historians and designers. They include provocative film footage, photographs, text panels and artifacts illustrating the events and human stories that are part of the epic saga, known as apartheid. A series of 22 individual exhibition areas takes the visitor through a dramatic emotional journey that tells a story of a state-sanctioned system based on racial discrimination and the struggle of the majority to overthrow this tyranny. For anyone wanting to understand and experience what apartheid South Africa was really like, a visit to the Apartheid Museum is fundamental. A Soweto Day Tours takes in the highlights of this iconic township including Nelson Mandela’s former home and the Hector Pieterson museum (he was one of the school children who was shot in the 1976 Soweto Uprising). You will get close to Soweto Culture, meeting the people, trying local foods and maybe even some Omqombothi (our traditional beer) at a shebeen. This tour is one of a kind, the smell of pavement-cooked meals and the buzz in the streets of people going about their daily chores. Come and experience township life, the humanity, hospitality and warmth of the people, the "Ubuntu" as it is known in South Africa. Afternoon free time at Sandton City followed by a farewell dinner at the Butcher Shop on Mandela Square (B, D)
DAY 10: DEPARTURE
After breakfast morning transfer to the airport for the passengers extending to VFA and Chobe. The rest will remain at leisure. Mid day transfer to the airport for your return flight back to the US. (B)
4 DAYS - 3 NIGHTS SOUTH AFRICA GARDEN ROUTE POST EXTENTION (OPTIONAL)
Day 10 KNYSN: After breakfast meet your guide. Transfer to Knysna (Garden Route) via the scenic coastal drive. En route stop at Stony Point penguins - the largest colony in the Southern Hemisphere. Travel via Hermanus and Mossel bay to Knysna. Afternoon check in and free time at the Knysna Waterfront before your sunset cruise on the lagoon.(B)
Day 11 OUDTSHOORN: After breakfast check out and transfer to Oudtshoorn. Go on a guided tour of the Cango Caves followed by a tour and free time at the Cango Wildlife Center. Finish the afternoon with a tractor tour of the Safari Ostrich Farm (B).
Day 12 FRANSCHHOEK: After breakfast check out and transfer to Buffelsdrift Game Reserve. Enjoy Elephant Interaction. Transfer via the world renowned ROUTE 62 to Franschhoek for overnight. Spend the afternoon/evening in town. (B).
Day 13 DEPARTURE: Transfer back flight to Johannesburg and return flight back to the US. (B)
NOTE: This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.