Essence of South Africa Summer 2019

Tour Type: Country Explorer
Brochure Type: Africa 2019

Bush, beach and two vibrant cities - capture the essence of South Africa on this culmination of a Cape Town to Kruger experience, including Johannesburg, the 'City of Gold'.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • City Tour in Cape Town
  • View Boulder's Beach penguin colony, Mandela House in Soweto
  • Visit Table Mountain, Cape of Good Hope, Franschhoek, Stellenbosch, the Karongwe Private Game Reserve, Hector Pieterson Museum in Soweto, the Apartheid Museum
Dining Highlights
  • 9 hot buffet breakfasts
  • 3 lunches (including Be My Guest)
  • 5 dinners
First class travel Highlights
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Hand-picked hotels, lodges and luxury safari camps
  • Hand-picked Trafalgar Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director, Driver Guide or Trafalgar Representative
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

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Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer valid through 9/30/2018
10 Days
Escorted - Yes
Day 1Cape TownArrive Cape Town (4 Nights): South Africa's 'Mother City' and her iconic Table Mountain extend a warm welcome as you embark on a journey that will reveal the highlights of South Africa. Spend the day delving into Cape Town's cosmopolitan surrounds before joining your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception.Welcome Reception
African Pride 15 On Orange
Day 2Cape TownTable Mountain and Cape Town City Tour: This morning, we encounter Table Mountain first-hand, ascending via aerial cableway to its vast flat top - a rocky wonderland of rich Cape fynbos and curious dassies (hyraxes). Peer over the bustling City Bowl and Atlantic Seaboard keeping a keen eye out for the landmarks your Travel Director will show you during this afternoon's city tour. The rest of the day is yours to explore Cape Town at leisure. Ramble up Bree Street to sample the city's vibrant coffee culture or take a stroll along the Sea Point promenade with the fellow outdoor enthusiasts. Buffet Breakfast
Day 3Cape TownCape Peninsula Tour: Circumnavigate the Cape Peninsula, from trendy Camps Bay to Cape Point and back. The crashing waves of the Atlantic to your right, the rocky 12 Apostles to your left, wind your way along one of the world's most magnificent coastal roads towards the outcrop that is Africa's most extreme south-western tip. Say a quiet hello to the shy penguins of Boulders Beach, see the Cape of Good Hope and travel through charming coastal towns along the way.Buffet Breakfast
Day 4Cape TownCape Winelands Excursion and Cape Town Free Time: Venture to the town of Franschhoek and see during your orientation why it is proclaimed as one of the most beautiful wine valleys in the world. In the nearby Stellenbosch Kloof Valley, you'll 'Connect with Locals' over a Be My Guest traditional Cape lunch. Gain insights into the wine heritage of the De Waal family, who have been making wine in this valley since the early 18th century. Join a family member for wine tasting, then explore their beautiful 1791 Cape Dutch Manor House. Return to Cape Town for an evening at leisure.Buffet Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5Kruger National Park AreaCape Town - Greater Kruger National Park Area (3 Nights): This morning you'll bid farewell to the 'Mother City' and fly to Hoedspruit where a private game reserve near South Africa's great Kruger National Park beckons. Then kick back, relax and settle in to one of Trafalgar's 'Stays with Stories', the Becks Luxury Private Safari Lodge, your home in the bush for the next three nights.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
Becks Luxury Private Safari Lodge
Day 6Kruger National Park AreaKarongwe Private Reserve Safari Game Drives: The action begins as we embark on an early morning game drive through Karongwe Private Reserve with a Local Specialist game ranger and Shangaan tracker-guide. The rising sun awakens the birds and insects that share your journey into the bush, as you scour the dense brush for signs of the Big 5. After lunch, and time for a siesta and a swim, return to the bush for an afternoon safari drive.Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7Kruger National Park AreaKarongwe Private Reserve Safari Game Drives: Today enjoy another full day of game drives through Karongwe Private Reserve. Continue to scour the dense brush with your Local Specialist for incredible encounters with Africa's iconic wildlife. End the day with a traditional sundowner drink overlooking the Game Reserve, keeping your eyes peeled for signs of wildlife that emerge from their cover of darkness.Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8JohannesburgGreater Kruger National Park Area - Johannesburg (2 Nights): Our time in the South African bushveld comes to a close with a 'Dive Into Culture' visit to a local Shangaan village. Learn about the traditions and customs of the Shangaan people and how the Eco Academy there provides eco and wildlife education. Fly to Johannesburg and check into one of Trafalgar's 'Stays with Stories' located in the restaurant and entertainment hub of Melrose Arch. Buffet Breakfast
Protea Fire and Ice
Day 9JohannesburgJohannesburg Sightseeing: Unlock the secrets of the 'city of gold' on a full-day tour to view several iconic sites including the Regina Mundi Church and Mandela's house in Soweto. 'Dive into Culture' during a visit to the Hector Pieterson Museum and the Apartheid Museum, which chronicles South Africa's tumultuous Apartheid years. Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day 10JohannesburgDepart Johannesburg: Our epic encounter with South Africa's iconic sites comes to an end today. Transfer to Johannesburg International Airport for your onward flight.Buffet Breakfast

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
December 23, 2018$4,125.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
January 13, 2019$4,050.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
January 27, 2019$4,050.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
February 10, 2019$4,050.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
February 24, 2019$4,050.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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April 14, 2019$4,050.00* (USD) / Land Price - On RequestQuote
April 28, 2019$4,050.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
May 12, 2019$3,895.00* (USD) / Land Price - Definite DepartureQuote
May 26, 2019$3,895.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
June 16, 2019$3,895.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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July 28, 2019$3,895.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
August 04, 2019$4,050.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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September 01, 2019$4,050.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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October 13, 2019$4,050.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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October 27, 2019$4,050.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
November 10, 2019$4,050.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
November 24, 2019$4,050.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
December 08, 2019$4,050.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
December 22, 2019$4,125.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
Air: Airfares are not included in the prices above. Land Only price requires the following intra-trip flights to be purchased separately in order to fulfil the trip itinerary: Day 5 from Cape Town to Hoedspruit - SA8657; Day 8 Hoedspruit to Johannesburg - SA8860. Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available to us on the day that you book.

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  • Essence of South Africa Summer 2019

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    Tour Type: Country ExplorerBrochure Type: Africa 2019Bush, beach and two vibrant cities - capture the essence of South Africa on this culmination of a Cape Town to Kruger experience, including Johannesburg, the 'City of Gold'.

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