Classic South Africa
2019
2020

Overview:

Explore Cape Town, the beautiful port city of South Africa’s southwest coast, visit Table Mountain, one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature and the most iconic landmark of South Africa where you will soak in amazing views of the city below. Visit Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, acclaimed as one of the great botanic gardens of the world. Explore the Cape Peninsula, where you will find magnificent beaches, breathtaking views, and picturesque coastal villages. Visit the Bo Kaap neighborhood, a historical center of Cape Malay culture known for its brightly colored homes and cobble-stoned streets. Enjoy wine tasting and touring in the Cape Winelands, origin of some of the world’s most popular wines and characterized by classic Cape Dutch-style buildings and massive vineyards with picturesque mountains as a backdrop. Travel to Gordon’s Bay and Betty’s Bay, quaint coastal towns in the Western Cape and stop to visit the Stony Point Nature Reserve, home to one of the largest successful breeding colonies of African Penguin in the world. Visit Harold Porter National Botanical Garden, set between mountain and sea, in the heart of the Cape Fynbos region within the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve. Then, on to the private Timbavati & Manyeleti Game Reserves for exceptional game viewing and unforgettable safari game drives in open 4×4 safari vehicles.

Please note the rate for this Custom Design sample itinerary is based on travel in May 2020. Please contact Africa Easy with preferred dates of travel and we’d be happy to get a quote for any dates requested.

Brief Itinerary:
Fly from the US or Europe to Cape Town
Day 1: Arrive to Cape Town, met on arrival & privately transfer to hotel. Check in to the Victoria & Alfred Hotel for 3 nights. Overnight at Victoria & Alfred Hotel, B&B basis.
Day 2: Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens with light lunch at Kirstenbosch Gardens Tearoom (included). Afternoon at leisure. Overnight at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel, B&B basis.
Day 3: Full day Cape Peninsula Tour with light lunch at The Black Marlin (included). Afternoon at leisure. Overnight at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel, B&B basis.
Day 4:Morning Bo Kaap & City Tour. Proceed to Cape Winelands. Lunch at local wine estate (included). Check in to Franschhoek Country House for 3 nights. Overnight at Franschhoek Country House, B&B basis.
Day 5:: Full day tour to Stellenbosch then into Gordon’s Bay, followed by Betty’s Bay & Stony Point for African Penguins and Harold Porter National Botanical Garden for a tour. Lunch at Harold Porter (included). Return to Franschhoek. Overnight at Franschhoek Country House, B&B basis.
Day 6: Full day Cape Winelands Tour. Lunch at a local wine estate (included). Overnight at Franschhoek Country House, B&B basis.
Day 7: Private transfer to the Cape Town Airport and fly to Hoedspruit. Shared transfer to your lodge. Check in to Simbavati River Lodge for 3 nights. Afternoon game drive in the private Timbavati Reserve. Overnight at Simbavati River Lodge, FI basis.
Day 8: On safari with twice daily game drives in the private Timbavati Reserve. Overnight at Simbavati River Lodge, FI basis.
Day 9: On safari with twice daily game drives in the private Timbavati Reserve. Overnight at Simbavati River Lodge, FB basis.
Day 10:Early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the lodge. Transfer by road to your lodge. Check in to Tintswalo Safari Lodge for 3 nights. Afternoon game drive in the in the private Manyeleti Game Reserve. Overnight at Tintswalo Safari Lodge, FI basis.
Day 11: On safari with twice daily game drives in the private Manyeleti Game Reserve. Overnight at Tintswalo Safari Lodge, FI basis.
Day 12: On safari with twice daily game drives in the private Manyeleti Game Reserve. Overnight at Tintswalo Safari Lodge, FI basis.
Day 13:Early morning game drive followed by breakfast at your lodge. Transfer to Hoedspruit Airport & fly to Johannesburg. Bid farewell to your Guide and Connect with evening flights home.

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Classic South Africa
2019
2020

Day-by-Day Itinerary:

Day 1 – Arrive at the Cape Town Airport, South Africa

On arrival in Cape Town, you will be met & privately transferred to the Victoria & Alfred Hotel, located in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. The afternoon will be at your leisure to rest up & relax after the long flight. Check in for 3 nights in a Mountain Facing Room on a bed & breakfast basis. Dinner on own account.

Overnight at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel for 3 nights.

Day 2 – Table Mountain and Kirstenbosch Gardens

After breakfast at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel (included), you meet your guide in front of the hotel for a guided walking tour of Table Mountain and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Ride the cable car (weather permitting) to the top of Table Mountain, taking in spectacular views around the Cape Peninsula, followed by a visit to Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens where you enjoy a light lunch at Kirstenbosch Gardens Tearoom (lunch and gratuities included, excludes drinks). Afternoon at your leisure. Dinner on your own account. Overnight at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel on a bed & breakfast basis.

Overnight at Victoria & Alfred Hotel. (B, L included)

Day 3 – Full Day Cape Point & Peninsula Tour

After breakfast at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel (included), you meet your Guide in front of the hotel and depart on a full day, guided tour around the Cape Peninsula.

Travel via the scenic Atlantic coastline, Hout Bay, and over Chapman’s Peak Drive to the Cape Point Nature Reserve. Enjoy a group lunch at the Black Marlin Restaurant taking in fabulous ocean views (lunch and gratuities included, excludes drinks). At the end of the day’s touring, you will be returned to the hotel. Dinner on your own account. Overnight at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel on a bed & breakfast basis.

Overnight at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel. (B,L included)

Day 4 – AM Bo Kaap & Cape Town City Tour, PM Drive to Franschhoek

After breakfast at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel (included), you meet your Guide in front of the hotel for a morning Bo Kaap & Cape Town City Tour.

Afterward, head to the Cape Winelands with your Guide in your private vehicle and on arrival enjoy lunch at a local wine estate (lunch and gratuities included, excludes drinks).

Arrive to your guesthouse in Franschhoek in the afternoon. Check in to Franschhoek Country House for 3 nights in a Standard Room on a bed & breakfast basis. Dinner on your own account. Overnight at Franschhoek Country House on a bed & breakfast basis.

Overnight Franschhoek Country House

Day 5 – Stellenbosch, Gordon’s Bay, Betty’s Bay, Stony Point & Harold Botanical Gardens

After breakfast at Franschhoek Country House (included), meet your Guide in the lobby and drive in your private vehicle to Stellenbosch and then to Gordon’s Bay, followed by Betty’s Bay & Stony Point for African Penguins.

Your next stop is at the Harold Porter National Botanical Garden, nestled between mountains and the sea. Here, you will enjoy nature walks of the gardens and some bird spotting (over 80 species of birds), you will have lunch at Harold Porter (lunch and gratuities included, excludes drinks).

In the afternoon, you will be returned to the guesthouse. Dinner on your own account. Overnight at Franschhoek Country House on a bed & breakfast basis.

Overnight Franschhoek Country House

Day 6 – Full Day Cape Winelands Tour

After breakfast at Franschhoek Country House (included), you meet your Guide in the lobby for a full day Cape Winelands Tour in your private vehicle. The tour includes wine tasting at 3 wine estates. Lunch will be at a local wine estate (lunch and gratuities included, excludes drinks). You will be returned to Franschhoek in the afternoon. Dinner on your own account. Overnight at Franschhoek Country House on a bed & breakfast basis.

Overnight Franschhoek Country House

Day 7 – Drive Franschhoek to Cape Town, Fly to Hoedspruit & Drive to Timbavati Reserve

After breakfast at Franschhoek Country House (included), you meet your Guide in the lobby of the lodge and privately transfer to the Cape Town Airport. Check in and fly to Hoedspruit Airport.

On arrival, take a shared transfer to your lodge. Arrive at the lodge in time for lunch. Check in to Simbavati River Lodge for 3 nights in a Luxury Tent on a full board basis.

In the late afternoon, depart on a game drive in the private Timbavati Nature Reserve. Return to camp for dinner and your overnight at Simbavati River Lodge on a full board basis (drinks not included).

Overnight Simbavati River Lodge

Day 8 – On Safari in the Timbavati Nature Reserve

On safari with twice daily game drives in the private Timbavati Nature Reserve. Three meals and overnight at Simbavati River Lodge on a full board basis.

Overnight Simbavati River Lodge

Day 9 – On Safari in the Timbavati Nature Reserve

On safari with twice daily game drives in the private Timbavati Nature Reserve. Three meals and overnight at Simbavati River Lodge on a full board basis.

Overnight Simbavati River Lodge

Day 10 – Drive from Timbavati Game Reserve to Manyeleti Game Reserve

After an early morning game drive and breakfast at Simbavati River Lodge (included), transfer by road to your lodge, located in the Manyeleti Game Reserve. Arrive to the lodge in the early afternoon. Check in to Tintswalo Safari Lodge for 3 nights in a Luxury Suite on a fully inclusive basis (drinks included).

In the late afternoon, depart on a game drive in the Manyeleti Game Reserve. Return to camp for dinner and your overnight at Tintswalo Safari Lodge on a fully inclusive basis (drinks included).

Overnight Tintswalo Safari Lodge

Day 11 & 12 – Two Full Days on Safari in the Manyeleti Game Reserve

On safari with twice daily game drives in the private Manyeleti Game Reserve. Three meals and overnight at Tintswalo Safari Lodge on a fully inclusive basis (drinks included).

Day 13 – Drive Manyeleti Reserve to Hoedspruit Airport, Fly to Johannesburg, Fly Home

arly morning game drive followed by breakfast at Tintswalo Safari Lodge (included). Transfer to the Hoedspruit Airport & fly midday to Johannesburg.

*Please note: This itinerary is subject to change. In the spirit of safari travel, plans may change slightly to take full advantage of encounters with the wildlife and destination.

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Classic South Africa
2019
2020

2019 Rates
Approx. $6,530.00 per person sharing based on 8 travelers
Approx. $6,740.00 per person sharing based on 6 travelers
Approx. $6,835.00 per person sharing based on 4 travelers
Approx. $7,765.00 per person sharing based on 2 travelers

Single Supplement: Approx. $2,605.00 per single traveler for single accommodations

South Africa Domestic Airfare: $565.00 approx. per person for 2 required flights in the above itinerary.

2020 Rates:
Approx. $7,165.00 per person sharing based on 8 travelers
Approx. $7,395.00 per person sharing based on 6 travelers
Approx. $7,495.00 per person sharing based on 4 travelers
Approx. $8,525.00 per person sharing based on 2 travelers

Single Supplement: Approx. $2,865.00 per single traveler for single accommodations

South Africa Domestic Airfare: $625.00 approx. per person for 2 required flights in the above itinerary.

Please note: rates are approximate until the time of booking. Please note rates are subject to change without prior notice due to circumstances beyond our control; i.e. fuel increases, currency fluctuations, etc. Airfare is subject to change until ticked and booked.

Please note: accommodations are based on availability and subject to change at the time of request/booking.

*Above rates are based on a minimum of two guests, sharing accommodations.

Rates are approximate until the time of booking. Please note rates are subject to change without prior notice due to circumstances beyond our control; i.e. fuel increases, currency fluctuations, etc.

Flights:

Domestic & Regional Flights: The following scheduled flights will be required for the above itinerary. Africa Easy will book these flights for you. Please note: these flights are not included in the safari package rate. We have quoted the airfare separately in the rates section below.

SA1241 CPT/HDS 09H10/ 12H30
SA1228 HDS/JNB 13H55/ 14H55

International Airfare: International air is not included. Africa Easy does not book international flights into and out of Africa, however we can put you in touch with our airline partner at if you would like assistance booking your international air.

Included:

– Local guide & private vehicle for Cape Town & Franschoek
– Private airport transfers as per program
– V&A Hotel, 3 nights, Mountain Facing Room, bed & breakfast basis
– Franschoek Country House & Villas, 3 nights, Standard Room, bed & breakfast basis
– Simbavati River Lodge, 3 nights, Luxury Tent, full board basis
– Tintswalo Safari Lodge, 3 nights, Explorer Suites, fully inclusive basis
– Meals as listed
– All sightseeing/touring as listed
– Intercamp transfers as per program
– All conservation fees, gate fees & vehicle fees into game reserves

Not Included:

– South Africa domestic flights (quoted on separately from the safari package rate)
– Domestic departure tax
– Travel and health insurance
– Inoculations and travel medications (Malaria medication strongly recommended)
– Any other items of a personal nature, such as drinks, laundry, and all communication charges
– Meals not listed as included or listed as on own account
– Drinks where not included

Deposit & Payments

A completed & signed Africa Easy Reservation Form, along with your 20% safari package deposit and full regional and/or domestic air payment (if applicable) is required at the time of booking.

Reservations

This itinerary is subject to the availability of all services at the time of making a reservation. No space is being held at this time. Please contact Africa Easy for the full terms and conditions that apply. We are happy to answer questions and discuss your trip.

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