Upscale South Africa: Cape Town & Safari "Easter Break"
Friday(am), April 19 to Sunday April 28 (am)
Cape Town and Safari in Balule Private Nature Reserve (part of Kruger N.P.)
This is a South African Adventure that you will never forget. From the majestic peaks of northern highland paradise, elephant spotting at Balule Nature Reserve, to the pounding surf and majestic seascapes of Cape Town, South Africa has become the most popular spot on the block in Africa. Enjoy the beautiful African Safari Lodge, six private safaris, full-course meals, and sunsets you'll never forget. Our Cape Town boutique hotel delivers to perfection and is rated one of the best in the city! Join us this spring as we explore this amazing country and return home with lifelong memories.
International airfare (JFK) OR Land Only (purchase your own)
(2) Domestic flights CPT-HDS-JNB
All ground transportation to/from destinations listed on itinerary
4 Night in Cape Town 4* boutique hotel
3 Night in 4* safari lodge chalets-NO camping/tents
6 Jeep Safari's (1 morning/1 evening for 3 days)
Breakfast(7), Lunch(3), and Dinners(3)
Cape Of Good Hope & Cape Point Private Tour
*Tips for Guides & Drivers not included*
*No visa or shots required. Must have 2 blank pages in passport valid for 6 months after travel*
*If you sign up solo, you will be paired with another solo traveler for rooming.*
Pay In Full $3895 (w/flight) or $2895 w/o airfare (expires Dec 2)
Early Bird Price: $4095 or $2995 w/$1000 deposit (expires Dec 9)
Base Price: $4295 or $3095 (if space still available)
$1000 deposit to reserve your spot!
*See below for payment due dates and procedures*
Friday, April 19 & Saturday April 20-Depart & Arrival to Cape Town
If purchased airfare with Circle the World, our international flight will depart on Friday morning, arriving to Cape Town on Saturday early afternoon. Upon arrival we will transfer to the boutique hotel and relax before going to dinner.
Sunday, April 21-Cape Of Good Hope & Cape Point Private Tour
After an early breakfast, we will take our tour bus to some of the most spectacular views in the world. The tour begins withe a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast passing through the fishing village of Hout Bay. Here, we'll have the option of taking a short boat trip to Duiker Island to view the Cape Fur seals. The tour then heads along Capman's Peak Drive on to Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. From there we will travel to False Bay and return to Cape Town by way of Simon's Town navel base where we visit the Penguin colony at Boulders Beach. Other stops will include an Ostrich Farm, Muizenberg, Constantia Valley, and more! This is a great tour to start out our time in Cape Town
Monday April 22 and Tuesday, April 23: Open Days in Cape Town
On each of these two days, you will be able to choose what you'd like to do in Cape Town. There are so many wonderful things to do! Your trip leader will help coordinate your activities so you are able to see and do as much as you can on your last three days. Below are some top attractions to see on your visit.
-Shark Cage Diving
-Sea Kayaking w/the penguins
-Cape Town Wine Country
-Table Top Mountain (Hike or Cable it)
-Infamous Prison Robben Island
-Shopping & Waterfront
Wednesday, April 24-Transfer To Balule Private Nature Reserve (near Kruger)
Our flight departs Cape Town in the morning, arriving to Kruger airport in early afternoon. We will transfer by private van to our Game Lodge for our safari stay. We will reach our safari lodge in time for lunch, followed by our first safari drive!
About our Game Lodge:
This Game Lodge is a private and intimate camp situated in the prestigious Balule Private Nature Reserve, giving the best traverse viewing. The Balule now forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park with a common unfenced boundary. The traversing area is approximately 14,000 acres of the reserves, offering guests varied landscapes with an excellent possibility of coming face to face with the Big 5 (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino) and numerous other mammals and bird species in their natural habitat. Accommodations are in a fully furnished, brick and thatch chalets all with en-suite facilities and power points. Each will accommodate 2 people.
Thursday, April 25 & Friday, April 26-Safari Days
Each of these two days, we will go on a morning and afternoon/evening safari. Acres of the finest big game country, with lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo thriving alongside giraffe, zebra and a variety of antelope. Bird watching is wonderful, with various eagles, owls, francolins, kingfishers, rollers and weavers among the over 300 recorded species. Game drives are conducted by experienced rangers and Shangaan trackers in an open 4x4 vehicles, with excellent photographic opportunities.
There will also be an opportunity to participate in guided bush walks which provide an insight into nature's finer details and the chance to track game on-foot. Come and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the unspoiled, untouched and unforgettable Africa.
Saturday, April 27: Morning Safari & Departure Home
Today we'll have our last safari and will need to say good-bye to our friend and animals. We will depart in our private van to tour the domestic airport which will take us to Johannesburg airport for our evening flight home. If your flight is from Circle the World, we will arrive to JFK at 6:30AM on Sunday, April 28.
Payment Due Dates and Procedures
All payments must be made on time to secure your spot. You may pay the balance in full anytime on/before the first due date.
You can pay the balance in either 3 ways:
-Zelle or Venmo payment
-Pay online through website (3% service fee will be added to total)
$1595 w/airfare or $1095 land only January 6
$1500/$1600 or $1000 land only (Feb 24 final payment)