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A Taste of South Africa

Cape Town & Safari in Entabeni Private Conservancy

Overview

Itinerary at a Glance
A Taste of South Africa
Day Destination
1 Depart USA
2 Cape Town
3 Cape Town
4 Cape Town
5 Cape Town
6 Cape Town & Entabeni
7 Entabeni
8 Entabeni/Johannesburg/USA
9 Arrive USA
Style Fully Escorted & Guided
Dedicated tour escorts & guides throughout
Departures July – December 2014
Departs New York Kennedy (JFK), Washington Dulles (IAD)
Highlights Cape Town and Entabeni Private Conservancy in malaria free area
Included in the Price
  • Round-trip flights from New York (JFK) via South Africa Airways wide-bodied jet service, including fuel surcharges and taxes and fees
  • Flights, ground transportation and transfers within South Africa
  • 6 night accommodations in first class hotel and game lodge
  • 10 meals: 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches & 2 dinners
  • Professional English-speaking guide and game rangers
  • Sightseeing in Cape Town and 4 game drives at Entabeni Private Conservancy
What to Expect This moderately-paced, locally hosted tour package to South Africa includes a reasonable amount of walking or hiking and requires an average level of physical fitness.

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Dates, Prices & Options

All prices, fees and deposits are per person. Prices below are subject to availability and confirmation. After we receive your booking, we will confirm all prices and availability within 1–2 business days. Prices are subject to change at any time and not guaranteed until we receive your final payment. More about our prices.

Departures & Prices*
Depart Return Price Book by
May 6
Sat Apr 19 2014 Sun Apr 27 2014 $2349   Departed
Sat May 17 2014 Sun May 25 2014 $2699 $2399 Closed
Thu May 29 2014 Fri Jun 6 2014 $2699 $2399 Closed
Family-Friendly Departure Sat Jun 28 2014 Sun Jul 6 2014 $3099 $2799 Closed
Tue Jul 22 2014 Wed Jul 30 2014 $3099 $2799 Available
Sat Aug 16 2014 Sun Aug 24 2014 $2649 $2349 Closed
Mon Aug 25 2014 Tue Sep 2 2014 $2649 $2349 Available
Mon Sep 1 2014 Tue Sep 9 2014 $2649 $2349 Available
Sat Sep 13 2014 Sun Sep 21 2014 $2199 $1899 Closed
Tue Sep 16 2014 Wed Sep 24 2014 $2299 $1999 Closed
Wed Sep 17 2014 Thu Sep 25 2014 $2299 $1999 Closed
Wed Sep 24 2014 Thu Oct 2 2014 $2299 $1999 Closed
Sat Sep 27 2014 Sun Oct 5 2014 $2299 $1999 Closed
Tue Sep 30 2014 Wed Oct 8 2014 $2359 $2059 Closed
Sat Oct 4 2014 Sun Oct 12 2014 $2359 $2059 Closed
Sat Oct 11 2014 Sun Oct 19 2014 $2599 $2299 Available
Wed Oct 15 2014 Thu Oct 23 2014 $2499 $2199 Available
Sat Oct 18 2014 Sun Oct 26 2014 $2499 $2199 Closed
Sat Oct 25 2014 Sun Nov 2 2014 $2499 $2199 Closed
Mon Nov 3 2014 Tue Nov 11 2014 $2499 $2199 Available
Sat Nov 8 2014 Sun Nov 16 2014 $2499 $2199 Available
Sat Nov 15 2014 Sun Nov 23 2014 $2499 $2199 Available
Thu Nov 20 2014 Fri Nov 28 2014 $2399 $2099 Closed
Tue Nov 25 2014 Wed Dec 3 2014 $2399 $2099 Available
Sun Nov 30 2014 Mon Dec 8 2014 $2399 $2099 Available
Tue Dec 9 2014 Wed Dec 17 2014 $2399 $2099 Available

* Prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and include airfare and Airline Taxes, Fees & Sept. 11th Security Fee. Prices do not include excess baggage fees, extensions or optional items. Prices in orange reflect an early booking discount for bookings made by 5/06/14.

Want to stay longer? We may be able to arrange for you to extend your stay later than the scheduled dates, subject to availability. Contact us about dates, prices and restrictions.

Family-Friendly DepartureFamily-Friendly: Departures with this icon are set aside for families who want to travel with other families. Call us at 800-555-5765 for more information and to book these special family-friendly departures.

Children up to age 11 save $500 or more off the prices above on family-friendly departures.

A Taste of South Africa
Rooming Selection
Double Occupancy included
Single Room Supplement
Oct 25 unavailable
All other departures +$499
Departure Airports
New York Kennedy (JFK)
Apr 19, May 17, May 29, Aug 16, Sep 13, Sep 16, Sep 17, Sep 24, Sep 27, Oct 4, Oct 18, Oct 25 unavailable
All other departures included
Washington Dulles (IAD)
Sep 30 unavailable
All other departures +$50

Departure airport prices subject to availability and may cost more based on flight availability at the time of booking.

Coming from somewhere else? Unfortunately, we don't offer departures from cities that are not listed, but you can book your own connecting flights separately.

Booking Deposit
Standard Deposit $300

To make a reservation, we only require a per-person deposit payment, which you can pay with your credit card. This non-refundable deposit will be applied towards the cost of your package. You can pay the balance due later by credit card, check or money order. Your final payment is due 75 days prior to departure, or within 72 hours of booking, whichever is later.

Detailed Itinerary

A Taste of South Africa tour itineraryDay 1: Depart USA. Your fascinating journey to South Africa begins as you depart New York on your overnight flight for Cape Town via Johannesburg.

Day 2: Cape Town. Sawubona (welcome)! Arrive today in Cape Town, a beautiful jewel nestled between stunning Table Mountain and a dramatic coastline. Cape Town is a modern, bustling and vibrant city boasting gorgeous scenery, fabulous restaurants, hotels and beaches, and is bursting with history and culture. Upon arrival at Cape Town’s airport, you will be met and transferred to your centrally located hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. Accommodations: Protea Breakwater Lodge.

Aerial view of Cape Town Day 3: Cape Town. Your tour of Cape Town begins with a half day panoramic city tour showcasing the scenic and historic highlights of this vibrant city. Weather permitting, ascend by cable car to the top of Table Mountain, Cape Town's most striking landmark. Stop at Milnerton Lighthouse for spectacular views of the mountain and the city below. Proceed to the country's oldest building, the Castle of Good Hope, an imposing 17th century Dutch fort set against the dramatic backdrop of Table Mountain. Continue to the Malay Quarter (Bo-Kaap). Lined with brightly colored houses and decorative mosques, this historic neighborhood was founded by former slaves from Malaysia whose Islamic culture gives the neighborhood a distinct character and contributes to Cape Town's rich cultural diversity. The remainder of the day will be at leisure. Breakfast provided.

Cape Point lighthouse Day 4: Cape Town. Enjoy the day to explore Cape Town, or participate in an exciting optional tour. Breakfast provided.

Optional Excursion: Your trip to Cape Point begins this morning with a scenic drive past secluded coves, beautiful beach towns and spectacular mountain scenery. Stop at famous Chapman’s Peak. Enter the nature reserve that covers the southern part of the Peninsula, and drive through the unique scenery towards Cape Point. Travel by funicular railway to Cape Point where you can take in stunning views of the Cape of Good Hope. Later, make a brief stop to visit the African jackass penguins at Boulders Beach, and then continue to the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, where you'll enjoy a magnificent display of indigenous South African flora. This optional tour can only be purchased locally. (approx. $75 per person)

Cape Winelands Day 5: Cape Town. Today is your last day to explore Cape Town. Choose one or both optional tours for more sightseeing. Breakfast provided.

Optional Excursion: This morning, enjoy an optional half day excursion to the heart of the Cape Winelands. Explore fine art galleries, architecture, history, and curious and quaint shops. But first, take a leisurely drive to get acquainted with beauty of this world-renowned region, before venturing into the wine-making process in a fascinating cellar tour with wine tasting. This optional tour can only be purchased locally. (approx. $55 per person)

Township housing Optional Excursion: Experience the wonderful energy of Cape Town's townships in one unforgettable tour. Start with a visit to the oldest township, Langa. Strolling through Langa Township, stop by a local “shebeen” (pub), observing the difference in housing quality and witnessing real progress being made in providing decent housing, new developments as well as the restoration of the old single quarters. Then from Langa travel to Khayelitsha, the largest township of the Western Cape. Large scale developments abound, housing, schools, shopping malls, clinics and many private organizations providing social and other skills to the people at large. This optional tour can only be purchased locally. (approx. $45 per person)

Lioness, Entabeni Day 6: Cape Town & Entabeni. This morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to the Entabeni Private Conservancy. The Waterberg area, named as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, boasts five eco-systems and is home to the Big 5. The diversity on the reserve is astounding, with more than 55 large mammal species, birds, and other fauna and flora. In the afternoon, you will set off on your first game drive in open vehicles, with your expert ranger. Accommodations: Entabeni Lakeside Lodge. Breakfast and dinner provided.

Please note: Travel to Entabeni includes a 20km drive on gravel road.

White rhinoceros, Entabeni Day 7: Entabeni. After an early wake-up call, depart on your second game drive. Return to the lodge for breakfast. Enjoy the remainder of the day relaxing at the lodge, or take part in other optional activities such as horse riding, bush walks, or helicopter flights, available locally for a supplemental cost. In the late afternoon, set off, once again, for your third game drive. Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.

Day 8: Entabeni & Johannesburg. This morning, wake-up early for your fourth and final game drive. Return to the lodge for breakfast and some time to relax. In the late morning, you will be transferred to Johannesburg airport for your overnight flight back to the USA. Wishing you hamba khale (have a safe journey) as you bid South Africa tot siens (farewell). Breakfast and lunch boxes provided.

Day 9: Arrive USA. Your amazing adventures come to an end as you arrive in USA this morning.


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