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SOBER SAFARI 2020

October 25-November 7, 2020

We feel this is one of the best land tours we have put together in our 30 years of business!

Estimated Price $6,195.00 per person Including Air

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity and we are purposefully limiting the size of the group to maximize everyone's experience.

There will be an admin/conference fee between 150.00 and 275.00 per person depending on total participants. A partially refundable (250.00) deposit of 500.00 will be due upon booking.

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27 Oct           Arrive in Cape Town (Dinner included)

Day 1

Upon arrival at Cape Town airport, we meet our guide and transfer to our hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Enjoy dinner at the hotel.  Hotel standard check in time is after 2:00 pm. Early check in may be available with a possible surcharge.

Inclusions:

Meet & Greet Cape Town Airport    

Transfer to hotel

Dinner at the hotel

Overnight: Sun Square City Bowl, Standard Room (4 nights) 

 

28 Oct                       Day at leisure (Breakfast included) 

Day 2          

This will be a day to rejuvenate, get rid of jet lag and prepare for our great adventure!  

 

 29 Oct                      Cape Town City and Robben Island Tour (Breakfast included)

Day 3

We begin our full day tour of Cape Town with a ferry ride to the Robben Island, which was served as a place of banishment, isolation and imprisonment from the 17th to the 20th centuries. Today it is a World Heritage Site and museum, a poignant reminder of the price paid for freedom. The tour includes a return ferry to the island, a bus tour on the island and of the prison.

Upon return to the mainland, enjoy a cable car ride to the summit of legendary Table Mountain (weather permitting) for a view of the city. From there, we explore the Castle of Good Hope, which was built by the Dutch East India Company in the late 1600's, as a maritime resupply station. Stop at the Company's Garden, built in 1652 by the Dutch East India Company to help feed the settlers. We will drive past the Parliament, City Hall and the Slave Lodge before stopping for a brief guided walk at Bo-Kaap & Malay Quarter, a lively neighborhood in the Central Cape with brightly colored houses, cobblestone streets winding through the multicultural township, where freed slaves and Muslim immigrants settled.

Inclusions:

Buffet breakfast at the hotel

Transfer to the V&A waterfront - walk to ferry terminal with guide

Robben Island tour  

Return to the waterfront - lunch on own account   

Transfer to the cableway     

Table Mountain ticket 

Visit the Castle of Good Hope and Company's Garden       

Drive by Parliament, City Hall,

Brief guided walk of Bo-Kaap and Malay Quarter    

Transfer back to the hotel

 

30 Oct          Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour (Breakfast included)

Day 4

We depart the hotel for another full day sightseeing with our guide and driver. Enjoy a scenic drive along the exquisite stretch of coastline known as Millionaire's Paradise – from Camps Bay and Clifton to the exclusive beach hamlet of Llandudno – towards the charming working harbor of Hout Bay. On arrival, we embark on an up-close-and-personal Seal Island cruise. We continue the journey to the wild and beautiful Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, an integral part of the world-renowned Cape Floral Kingdom. Take a ride up on the funicular for magnificent views. From there, we proceed Simon's Town for a lunch break (on own) before going to see the penguin colony at Boulder's Beach. Our tour ends at our hotel.

Inclusions:

Buffet breakfast at the hotel         

Full day Peninsula tour        

Drive by Clifton, Camps Bay & Llandudno   

Visit to Hout Bay and Seal Island Cruise (weather permitting)      

Chapman's Peak Drive        

Cape Point    

Return Funicular ticket        

(Lunch in Simon's Town - own account)

Penguins at Boulders Beach

 

31 Oct           Fly to Hoedspruit Airport, transfer to Kanrongwe Private Game Reserve (Breakfast & Dinner included)

Day 5

Today we transfer to the airport for the flight to Mpumalanga airport (MQP) Airport. On arrival, we meet our guide and transfer to our accommodations. Enjoy our first game drive in the afternoon. Dinner is included at the camp.

Inclusions:

Buffet breakfast

Transfer to Cape Town International

Departure Meet and Greet   

FLIGHT: CPT/HDS (NOT INCLUDED)

Arrive Hoedspruit Airport     

Transfer by 12 seater Quantum vehicles to Karongwe Private Game Reserve      

Afternoon game drive 

Overnight: Chisomo Safari Camp, Safari Tent (2 nights)

 

1 Nov Morning and afternoon game Drive at Kanrongwe Private Game Reserve (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)

Day 6

Karongwe Game Reserve in Limpopo, South Africa, is an untamed and tranquil Eden, rich in wildlife and timeless beauty. Positioned on 21 000 acres of land, this game reserve with its lush environment is one of the best locations to spot Africa's most elusive large cat, the Leopard. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in this vast wilderness. Lunch and dinner are included at the camp.

  

2 Nov           Transfer to Hazyview via the Panorama Route (Breakfast, Dinner included)

Day 7

After taking an early morning game drive, we meet the guide and driver and travel road to Hazyview via the Panorama Route. Along the journey, we will gasp at the glory that is God's Window, a boundless view of forested mountains and fertile plains, and visit the spectacular Blyde River Canyon, the third largest in the world and second deepest in Africa, with towering cliffs rise nearly 800 meters above the winding valley. See the Bourke's Luck Potholes, formed by centuries of swirling whirlpools at the confluence of the Treur and Blyde Rivers. Arrive this afternoon in Hazyview and check into the hotel. Dinner is included at the hotel.

Inclusions:

Buffet breakfast at the hotel

Early morning game drive    

Overland to Hazyview via Panorama Route 

Blyde River Canyon, Bourke's Luck Potholes, God's Window, Graskop     

Dinner at hotel        

Overnight: Little Pilgrim's Boutique Hotel, standard room (3 nights)

 

3 Nov           Elephant Whispers & Chimp Eden (Breakfast included)

Day 8 

This morning, we will spend one hour at the Elephant Whispers, a wonderful opportunity to interacting with Africa's enormous elephants in an unforgettable way. After lunch (on own) at the Chimp Eden, we visit this rustic sanctuary and enjoy a unique opportunity to view chimpanzees in semi-wild surroundings. After the tour, we travel back to our hotel.  

Inclusions:

Buffet breakfast

Depart the hotel with the guide and driver

Arrive at and proceed for the Elephant Whispers Tour

Depart for Chimp Eden

Arrive at Chimp Eden. Lunch on own arrangement

Tour the Chimp Eden 14:00-15:00

Return to the hotel

 

4 Nov            Full day game drive in Kruger National Park (Breakfast included)                    

Day 9

Depart with the coach for Numbi Gate with breakfast box. Board 4 x 4 open vehicles for a private safari on the main road in the park. Lunch stop (on own) will be arranged. Travel back to the hotel at the end of the game drive.

 

5 Nov           Fly to Livingston (Breakfast & Dinner included)

Day 10

After checking out, we transfer to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport for the flight to Livingstone Airport. On arrival, we meet our guide, cross the border, and transfer to Victoria Falls.

We will be picked up at approximately and transferred to the cruise boat Deck 1 and 2. Enjoy a 2.5 hour cruise with drinks and snacks available on board. Return to the hotel late this evening. After a short break, we proceed to the Boma dinner.

Overnight: Ilala Lodge, Standard Room (3 nights)

Inclusions:

Buffet breakfast

Transfer to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport     

(FLIGHT: MQP/LVI - NOT INCLUDED)

Arrive Livingstone Airport    

Transfer to Victoria Falls (cross border)     

Zambezi Queen Sunset Cruise - Deck 1 and 2       

Boma Dinner with transfers                                        

  

6 Nov           Morning Guided Tour of Victoria Falls and Mpisi Village (Breakfast included)

Day 11

Discover why the Falls is one of the seven natural wonders of the world as we tour the Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwean side. Walk through the rain forest - a fun experience and quite beautiful. Stop at several vantage pints to view the Main Falls, Horseshoe Falls, Rainbow Falls, the Boiling Pot, Cataract Island and Livingstone Island. Witness the spray and thunderous noise, as millions of litres of water tumble over the Falls into a series of narrow gorges below. Following the tour, we proceed to Mpisi Village for a first hand glimpse into the real rural life. We travel back to the hotel at the end of the tour. 

Inclusions:

Buffet breakfast

Guided walk of Victoria Falls

Travel to Mpisi Village for a guided walk

Travel back to the hotel 

 

7 Nov           Depart Victoria Falls (Breakfast included)

Day 12                              

Today, we transfer to the airport for the flight home. 

 

 

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