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Best of south africa safari

23 August – 3 September 2017

 
 

We begin our safari in Cape Town. There may be only one other corner of the planet that offers the beauty and the climate of Santa Barbara. That place is South Africa’s Cape Peninsula. Our visit will include two one-day tours – Cape Point and the Cape Winelands. We will also visit Robin Island where Nelson Mandela spent over twenty years as a political prisoner.

Our safari includes the annual event in Namaqualand, where once a year the desert blooms with millions of wild flowers.

A safari in South Africa would not be complete without spending a few days viewing the wildlife at a private game reserve. Our safari will visit two game parks in search of “the big five.”


Maximum Participants: 8

South African Cape Peninsula Guide: Russell Weston



Our Itinerary

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Cape Town

You arrive today in Cape Town, South Africa. There is no place on the planet that compares with the Cape Peninsula. You will be met and transferred to our luxury hotel where you will meet the rest of our group.

Cape Grace or Twelve Apostles (B)



Thursday, 24 August 2017

Cape Town

We have the morning free to relax and rest our mind and body. Lunch will be at the hotel with our local guide and host for our time in South Africa. After lunch, we take a one-half day tour of this magnificent city. As part of our tour, we will visit Robbin Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for over twenty years prior to being elected the first democratically elected president in South Africa. Dinner will be on your own account tonight.

Cape Grace or Twelve Apostles (B)



Friday, 25 August 2017

Cape of Good Hope/Cape Winelands

We leave this morning with our guide and spend a full day touring the Cape Point Nature Reserve and the Cape of Good Hope. We end our day in the Cape Winelands where we spend two nights. Our hotel is famous for its fine cuisine. Dinner will be on your own account this evening.

Le Quartier Francias (B)

 



Saturday, 26 August 2017

Cape Winelands

We have a full day touring the Winelands of the Cape.

Le Quartier Francias (B)





Sunday, 27 August 2017

Cape Town/Namaqualand

Once a year, the deserts of Namaqualand come in full bloom with the greatest display of flowers on the planet. We depart this morning to view the flowers of the Western Cape.

Namaqualand Farm House (BLD)

 



Monday, 28 August 2017

Namaqualand

We have a full day to photograph the flowers and explore the area.

Namaqualand Farm House (BLD)



Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Namaqualand/Cape Town

We leave the flowers and return to Cape Town. Your afternoon is free to explore the Cape Town Waterfront. There are many fine places to enjoy dinner on the Cape Town Waterfront. Tonight you can enjoy dinner (on your own account).

Cape Grace (B)



Wednesday, 30 Aurgust 2017

Cape Town/Timbavati Private Nature Reserve

We will depart Cape Town this morning on a flight to Johannesburg where we connect with our flight to Kruger National Park. Our safari ranger will meet us and drive us to our camp in this private game reserve.

Tanda Tula (BLD)

 



 

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Timbavati Private Nature Reserve

We will spend a second day game viewing in this private reserve.

Tanda Tula (BLD)



Friday, 01 September 2017

Timbavati Private Nature Reserve/Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve

We fly back to Johannesburg today and connect with our evening flight home.

Simbambili (BLD)

 



Saturday, 02 September 2017

Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve

You will enjoy one last day of being in Nature viewing the wildlife of the area.

Simbambili (BLD)



Sunday, 03 September 2017

Sabi Sand/Johannesburg

You will leave “the bush” today with a flight to Johannesburg where you may connect with your flight home.


Photographic Expedition Price
(Per Person, Double Occupancy)

The Best of South Africa

Per Person Double Occupancy

$8,995 per person

Photographer’s Price: $7,995 per person

 

Single Room Supplement: $1,400

 

Deposit Amount: $1,800

 

 


Safari Price Includes:
  • Accommodations in luxury lodges and tented camps
  • Three meals a day on safari, breakfast only in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
  • All game drives in four-wheel drive open Land Rovers
  • Guided walking safaris
  • Services of professional, English speaking safari guides
  • Park entrance fees
  • Airport transfers and arrival and departure assistance in Africa
  • Baggage handling in Africa
  • Comprehensive safari preparation

Not included:
Not included are international airfare and internal South Africa airfare and personal expenses such as personal insurance; excess baggage fees; phone calls; gratuities to guides and camp staff; airport departure taxes; passport and visa fees, and beverages.

International Air Transportation:
You are responsible for booking your own international air transportation. To assist you, we have provided you with the airport codes and the dates you need to arrive or depart.
Arrival Airport Code: JNB on 23 August 2017
Departure Airport Code: JNB on 3 September 2017



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