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Code:PAFSouth Africa Highlights & Safari 9 Days

South Africa, the “Rainbow Nation” is on the southern tip of the continent, shaped like the precious diamond that it is known for. This cultural melting pot blends tradition and modern, east and west, north and south, metropolis and jungle, intersecting and creating surprises at every corner. From national parks to private gaming reserves, safari conservancy to vast wilderness, you can experience close encounter with exotic animals and wild life in this exciting adventure.
 

Online Booking Discount $50/pp

(Use Code: DISCOUNT2017)

  • Must input the code: DISCOUNT2017 at booking of reservation
  • 60 Days advanced booking required
  • $300 per person deposit required

Day 1 | Arrive in Cape Town, South Africa   D

Arrive in Cape Town, South Africa's legislative and tourist capital. Meet your Ritz Tours representative at the airport and enjoy a convenient transfer to your hotel in the city. The remainder of the day is at leisure, giving you time to relax at your hotel or dip into vibrant and multicultural Cape Town. Enjoy dinner at a restaurant on the city's beautiful waterfront district in the evening!

Day 2 | Cape Town - Full Day Table Mountain Tour   B,L,D

After breakfast this morning, set out on your full-day Table Mountain tour. Trace a private road up this world-famous natural phenomenon to experience one-of-a-kind views of Cape Town and the surrounding, dramatic coastline spread far below. Afterward, descend back down the flat-topped mountain and enjoy a fascinating sightseeing drive, taking in Cape Town's cobblestoned, colorful Bo-Kaap district, formerly known as the Malay Quarter, the 19th-century South African Museum, the Castle of Good Hope and other fascinating landmarks.

Day 3 | Cape Town - Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour   B,L,D

Today, have your camera ready for a full-day tour showcasing the awesome peaks, rugged shores and beaches of the Cape Peninsula. Following breakfast at your hotel, sit back and soak in the passing scenery during a sightseeing drive along the weather-beaten Atlantic Coast. Arrive at beautiful Hout Bay and board a boat for a short Cruise to Seal Island*, to witness the Cape Fur seals that make the islet their home, perhaps watching for a white shark or two along the way! Then, head along one of the world's majestic coastlines to spectacular Cape Point, the southernmost tip of the peninsula. Drink in the views over the twisting and churning seas from here, which are said to mark the fabled “line in the ocean” between the Atlantic and Indian Ocean. After a break for a delicious Fisherman's Platter lunch, your last stop today is the splendid Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens*. Set into the slopes of Table Mountain, the “most beautiful garden in Africa” boasts more than 7,000 species of flora.

Day 4 | Cape Town - Full Day Cape Winelands Tour   B,L,D

Wine connoisseurs and novices alike will love what today brings – a trip deep into the Cape Winelands to the lovely wine town of Paarl. Soak in the passing hills and lush vineyards around the town on a scenic drive to the award-winning vineyards of the Anura Wine Estate. Here, enjoy delectable tastings of the wines and cheese produce on the estate, and enjoy an engrossing wine cellar tour. Next, continue to historic Groot Drakenstein Correctional Facility*, formerly known as the Victor Verster Prison, where Nelson VACATION HIGHLIGHTS Mandela spent his final weeks of imprisonment and which he called his “gilded cage.” Your tour then takes you to Franschhoek, one of South Africa's oldest villages, nestled in the spectacular winelands of the Franschhoek Valley. Sample some local wines and then stroll through this quaint village before enjoying a picnic lunch at the vineyard-graced Allee Bleue Estate. Later, reach for your camera again on a picturesque drive to the olden town of Stellenbosch.

Day 5 | Cape Town - Johannesburg - Entabeni Nature Reserve   B,L,D

Leave Cape Town today on a short flight to Johannesburg before transferring to Entabeni, known as the “Place on the Mountain.” Situated in the idyllic Waterberg region, this much-loved game reserve consists of wide-open grass plains, wetlands, craggy ravines and dramatic escarpments all inhabited by lion, giraffe, impala, bushbuck, hyena, buffalo, and elephant. After lunch, embark on your first, exhilarating game drive aboard a private vehicle. Rumble deep into Entabeni's 22,000 hectares to seek out its rich wildlife populations against its backdrop of epic scenery. Game Drive(s): P

Day 6 | Entabeni Nature Reserve   B,L,D

Enjoy a second day amid the untamed beauty of Entabeni and two separate game drives into this magnificent wilderness. As you travel the savannahs and hills, keep watch for the “Big Five” of the African elephant, lion, leopard, rhino and buffalo, as well as Entabeni's ample and exotic birdlife. Rhino, lion and elephant in particular are fairly frequent sights and if you're lucky, you may be rewarded with a fleeting glimpse of the reserve's elusive leopard - the highlight of many a first-time visitor's safari experience. Game Drive(s): E, P

Day 7 | Entabeni Nature Reserve - Johannesburg   B,L,D

Rise at dawn today to enjoy one last game drive before breakfast. With luck, relish a final sighting of the majestic animals of the reserve before transferring back to “Jo'burg”, or Johannesburg. Here, step back in time and immerse yourself in the city's gold mining past on our Gold Reef City Heritage Tour. Built around an authentic 19th-century gold mine, the Gold Reef City attraction celebrates the history of Johannesburg's gold mining days of the 1880s and combines it with gold-themed white-knuckle rides and leisure amenities. Take an intriguing guided excursion down into a real, 720-feet underground mine to learn how the gold-rush pioneers of the time extracted their precious gold using an arduous manual process. Afterward, leave Gold Reef City and transfer to your hotel in Johannesburg. Game Drive(s): E

Day 8 | Johannesburg  B

Enjoy the day free to relax after your adventures and get acquainted with South Africa's largest city. Ease down at your hotel and reflect on your memories of this captivating country or explore lively Johannesburg at your own pace. The must-sees of this fast-paced city include the fascinating township of SOWETO (South Western Township), the former homes of Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the memorable Apartheid Museum or Constitution Hill, site of the Old Fort Prison Complex, where many political activists were once detained.

Day 9 | Johannesburg - Departure  B

Your incredible South Africa adventure draws to a close today as you relish the highlights of your journey over breakfast. Then, transfer to Johannesburg airport to board your return flight.

Meal Code:
AB=American Breakfast, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner at Local Restaurant, DH=Dinner at Hotel, DP=Dinner Party, DS=Dinner & Show
  • Advertised land prices are per person based 2 adults sharing 1 twin room. Please note that South Africa domestic air ticket from Cape Town (CPT) to Johannesburg (JNB) is not included.
  • Advertised tour prices do not include any air tickets. For pricing please call Peony Tours.
  • Children under the age of 6 years are NOT permitted on game drive due to safety reason.
  • Child (2-11 yrs) rates: If the child shares the same room with two adults does not require an extra bed, the cost is 80% of the regular adult price. If the child shares the same room with one adult, the cost will be 100% of the regular adult price.
  • Prices, hotels/camp lodges and itinerary are subject to change at any time without prior notice. For the most up-to-date information please check this website at time of reservation.
Departure Date Tour Fare Air Fare Total Single Suppl
07/14/2017 $1900.00 $0.00
$1900.00
$800.00
08/18/2017 $1900.00 $0.00
$1900.00
$800.00
09/15/2017 $1900.00 $0.00
$1900.00
$800.00
10/20/2017 $1900.00 $0.00
$1900.00
$800.00

Features

  • Guaranteed departure with a minimum of SIX adults as a locally hosted tour

  • 8 hotel breakfasts, 6 local restaurant or hotel/lodge lunches, 7 local restaurant or hotel/lodge dinners, including Fisherman's Platter lunch on the Cape and Picnic Lunch and wine- and cheese-tasting in the Cape Winelands

  • Services of expert, English-speaking guide and driver throughout

  • Entrance fees to Entabeni Private Nature Reserve and 4 games drives within the reserve

  • Daily sightseeing programs as shown in bold in tour itinerary

  • Admission fees and fees for sightseeing attractions and tours as denoted by an asterisk* in tour itinerary:

    • Cape Town – Table Mountain Tour
    • Cape Peninsula – Cruise to Seal Island,
    • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
    • Cape Winelands – Anura Wine Estate, Franschhoek,
    • Groot Drakenstein, Allee Bleue Estate
    • Johannesburg – Gold Reef City Heritage Tour
  • Private, air-conditioned touring vehicle and driver in Cape Town and Johannesburg

  • Game drive transportation in open, 4x4 safari vehicle for easy game viewing and photography

  • Luggage handling services of 1 bag per person in South Africa

  • Vacation travel insurance at no extra charge

All Deluxe Hotels For Your Comfort

  • Stay in the comfort of these 4-star deluxe hotels, lodges or similar:

    • Cape Town 4 Nights – Southern Sun Waterfront (4*)
    • Entabeni 2 Nights – Lakeside Lodge (4*)
    • Johannesburg 2 Nights – Southern Sun Montecasino (4*)

Recommended Options & Extensions

  • Victoria Falls 4 Days 3 Nights

    Extension from Johannesburg to the mighty Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, one of the natural wonders of the world, is available after the tour.

    1. Airfare: $600 per person (Round trip Johannesburg-Victoria-Johannesburg)
    2. Land Price: $1300 per person in double occupancy, includes
    • Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast at the deluxe Kingdom Hotel
    • Daily breakfast, 3 Dinners and 1 lunch
    • Airport transfers and transportation in touring
Cape Town
1 Lower Buitengracht, Cape Town Cit...
+27 21 409 4000
Entabeni Safari Conservancy
Vosdal Plaas R520 Marken Road, Ster...
+27 12 443 6700
Johannesburg
Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways, Jo...
+27 11 367 4367

When the hotel listed above is not available under certain circumstances, a similar category hotel will be substituted.