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Ultimate South Africa Tour

South Africa occupies the southern tip of Africa, bordered in the North by Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. South Africa’s landmass exceeds that of France, Germany and Spain combined and offers a diversity of cultures, history, heritage, natural beauty and wildlife to match its size.

In the cities of Johannesburg and Cape Town, you will find first world infrastructure, culture and cuisine. Outside of these centres, the infrastructure remains excellent, but you will start to experience the more traditional African way of life. This, mixed with 5 World Heritage sites, some of the most famous Game Reserves in the world, unspoilt beaches makes for a holiday second to South Africa none. South Africa also acts as the hub for travel into much of Southern and East Africa.

Travel Best Bets Gold Package Includes:

  • • 11 nights accommodation
  • • Private Airport transfers as per itinerary
  •  VIP meet and greet upon arrival in Cape Town
  • •• Private Full-day Cape Point and Peninsula Tour
  • • Breakfast daily and meals mentioned as per itinerary

Cape Town 2 nights – The Cape Grace

Tswalu Motse, Northern Cape 4 nights – The Motse

Johannesburg  1 night – Intercontinental O.R. Tambo International Airport

Londolozi Varty Camp, Sabi Sands 4 nights – Londolozi Varty Camp

Approximate Cost: $12,000 per person plus airfare


Itinerary

Day 1
Welcome to Cape Town! You will be met at the door of your aircraft with your name on a paging board, and your VIP document pack will be handed over to you. You will be assisted through immigration, baggage collection and customs. You will then be shown to your onward flight, or to your awaiting transfer vehicle.
Please note: Should your arrival aircraft be directed to the apron and not the terminal, you will be transported to the terminal by bus. Your Meet and Greet will then be waiting for you as you step off the bus with the paging board. Private transfer included from Cape Town International Airport to the Cape Grace Hotel

Welcome to the V&A Waterfront…Situated between Robben Island and Table Mountain in the heart of Cape Town’s working harbour, the V&A Waterfront has become one of South Africa’s most visited destinations. Since 1988, the harbour is continually undergoing changes, with the redevelopment of land and the restoration of buildings surrounding the original Victoria & Alfred Basins, creating a mix of shopping and entertainment venues, intermingled with imaginative office locations, world-class hotels and luxury apartments in the residential marina.

Aside from the myriad of shops, restaurants and bars, there is a more cultural side to the Waterfront, focused around the historic Clock Tower, which was the original Port Captain’s Office in 1882 and part of a collection of well preserved turn of the century buildings. It is near here that the ferries depart for Robben Island (from the Nelson Mandela Gateway), while the Two Oceans Aquarium is a short walk from here. With ferries and boats continuously on the go, Cape Fur Seals playing in the harbour water, and a mix of both locals and international visitors, the Waterfront is a wonderful place to soak up some typical Cape Town vibe.

Accommodation: 2 nights at The Cape Grace, Cape Town in a Rooftop Terrace
Meal basis: Bed & Breakfast
Includes: Breakfast, luxury chauffeur transfers (2-3 guests) within a 10km radius (including Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens) from 07h00 to 23h00, and Cape Orientation and Wine Tasting.

Day 2
Today you embark on a full day private tour of the Cape Peninsula. Take in the beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay, before crossing over to Hout Bay, where you may choose to join an optional boat cruise to Seal Island. From here you drive to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve via Chapman’s Peak, one of the world’s most breathtaking coastal drives, where you will board a funicular to get to the top of the Peninsula to witness the symbolic meeting of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans and enjoy spectacular views over False Bay.
After lunch (for your own account), continue to Simonstown, the naval base, and visit the African Penguin breeding colony at Boulders Beach. Then stop at the world-renowned Kirstenbosch Gardens before arriving at your hotel for overnight

Day 3-6
Private transfer included from The Cape Grace Hotel to Cape Town International Airport to board your scheduled flight to Tswalu, approximate departure 12:00 to arrive in Tswalu at 14:00.
Please note: Luggage restriction is strictly 12 kgs in soft sided bags and 6 kgs hand luggage. Passengers can either buy an extra seat to get 50kgs extra luggage OR bags can be sent with Baggage Direct (R684.00 to collect baggage in Cape Town and drop off at a JNB hotel + R17.10 per kg). These amounts are subject to change without prior notification.

Welcome to the Northern Cape…The Northern Cape is South Africa’s largest province, framed by Calvinia in the south, Springbok and Port Nolloth in the west, Upington and Kuruman in the north and Hopetown and De Aar in the east. The region is a semi-desert, and yet the ‘Green Kalahari’ in the west and north, also known as the Namakwa section, brings forth explosive displays of wild flowers from late July to November. Dramatic thunderstorms boom across the wide plains, annual rainfall is unreliable and temperatures range from 37 degrees Celsius in summer, to -6 degrees Celsius in winter.

The Tankwa-Karoo National Park, the Namaqua National Park, the Geogap Nature Reserve and the Augrabies Falls National Park have varying topography, good came sightings and unique flora. This region has diverse cultures of frontier history and brave missionaries; it also boasts countless challenges for adrenaline junkies, hikers, mountain bikers and 4×4 adventurers.

Accommodation: 4 nights at The Motse, Tswalu Motse, Northern Cape in 1 Motse Suite/s
Meal basis: Fully Inclusive
Includes: All meals, all beverages and selected premium South African wines, 2 daily game drives, horseback and walking safaris, laundry, valet services, all child activities and free babysitting.

Day 7
Private transfer included from The Motse hotel to Tswalu Airport to board your scheduled flight to Johannesburg, approximate departure 15:00 to arrive in Johannesburg at 16:30.
Please note: Luggage restriction is strictly 12 kgs in soft sided bags and 6 kgs hand luggage. Passengers can either buy an extra seat to get 50kgs extra luggage OR bags can be sent with Baggage Direct (R684.00 to collect baggage in Cape Town and drop off at a JNB hotel + R17.10 per kg). These amounts are subject to change without prior notification.

Welcome to Johannesburg! Look out for your representative in the arrivals hall with your name on a paging board. This is when your travel documents will be handed over to you and you will have time to orientate yourself and fully understand the documentation and the vouchers. You will then be shown to your onward flight, or to your awaiting transfer vehicle.

Welcome to Johannesburg…Johannesburg stems from gold and diamond mining, dating back to the 1800’s, and the city’s local name, Egoli, means The City of Gold. Today Johannesburg is the powerhouse of Africa and home to the continents busiest airport. Johannesburg is a wealthy and fast-paced city, one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world, earning its reputation as the “New York of Africa”, while also being considered as one of the largest man-made forests in the world.
The political history of the region is highly prevalent in the Apartheid, Hector Pieterson and Constitution Hill Museums, with a tour of Soweto, wrapping up this emotional experience. A stay in Johannesburg would be incomplete without a visit to Gold Reef City – a theme park created around a 19th century gold mine, the De Wildt cheetah rehabilitation centre and the award winning Maropeng cradle of humankind, a world heritage site.

Accommodation: 1 night at Intercontinental O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg in a Standard Room
Meal basis: Bed & Breakfast Arrival
Includes: Breakfast

Day 8-11
Board your shuttle flight from The Intercontinental O.R. Tambo International Airport Hotel at 11:00 to Sabi Sands to stay at the Londolozi Varty Camp.
Extras included: PSC Tax
Please note: Passenger baggage allowance 20kg per person, hand baggage included to be carried in soft bags only. Please note that excess baggage will be charged for and will only be carried if weight and space permits.
Note: Should a lodge hop be cancelled due to bad weather, Federal Air will provide a road transfer where possible and there will be no refund on the flight.

Welcome to the Sabi Sand Reserve…The Sabi Sand Reserve is a 65 000 hectare reserve, pioneered by the landowners in the 1950’s, when the internal fences were dropped and a shared environmental management programme was put in place. Today, many of these families are now third and fourth generation land owners, their legacy being the successful conservation of the highest density of big game in South Africa.

Even though there is a 50km unfenced boundary with the Kruger National Park, the game in the Sabi Sands reserve is well habituated resulting in unforgettable close encounters and prolific sightings, particularly of the elusive leopard. The Sabi and the Sand Rivers run through the reserve, which add further dimension to the bio-diversity of this area.

Accommodation: 4 nights at Londolozi Varty Camp, Sabi Sands in a Chalet
Meal basis: Fully Inclusive
Includes: All meals, drinks, 2 game drives daily, nature walks, transfers to/from Londolozi airstrip to lodge, children’s program and laundry.
Please note: Vehicle entry fee R160.00 and per person entry fee R40.00 payable direct (subject to change)

Day 12
Board your shuttle flight from Sabi Sands at 14:30 to The Intercontinental O.R. Tambo International Airport Hotel in Johannesburg. Extras included: PSC Tax.
Please note: Passenger baggage allowance 20kg per person, hand baggage included to be carried in soft bags only. Please note that excess baggage will be charged for and will only be carried if weight and space permits.
Note: Should a lodge hop be cancelled due to bad weather, Federal Air will provide a road transfer where possible and there will be no refund on the flight.


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