Sensations of a South Africa

South Africa
Visit Cape Town and the spectacular peninsula. Then spend a full day in the gorgeous wine country of South Africa. You will then journey to Kruger National Park from Johannesburg. This African safari is an opportunity to have close encounters with a wide variety of big game, including the Big 5, cheetahs and crocodiles.

Board your International flight to Doha, Qatar and connect with a flight to Johannesburg.
Upon your arrival at the Johannesburg International Airport, you will be met by an English-speaking guide and transferred to Palace of the Lost City Hotel in Sun City. You may spend the remainder of the afternoon resting or exploring the beautiful resort at your leisure. Dinner will be served at the Calabash Restaurant where you will be met with true African style. Sensational tastes will intersect from the North and South and will tantalize the most jaded taste buds.
Breakfast at the hotel. Late morning transfer to Johannesburg. On our way, we will embark on a half day tour to Soweto, the name that is etched in the minds of every person that desires freedom and equality. It is the home of the great Nelson Mandela and Bishop Desmond Tutu. The ground of Soweto is soaked with the blood of the heroes that have died fighting for the cause of freedom against the might of the armed forces of South Africa. Men, women and children alike have shed their blood in Soweto. We will stop at the Mandela house and then continue to Johannesburg to the luxurious Westcliff Hotel. Dinner will be enjoyed at a local restaurant.
After breakfast, we will board our deluxe motor coach and transfer to one of the most famous national parks in the world and the oldest in Africa. Upon arrival, embark on one of the most fascinating game drives you could ever take with an English-speaking ranger.
Spend the next two days at leisure. Your stay will be steeped in legend and history as the iconic Kruger National Park awaits you to explore its landscapes and spectacular African wildlife. During your stay at this privately owned deluxe lodge, your breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in your stay.
Today we bid this majestic place goodbye. After breakfast, we board our bus to transfer to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport for a flight to Cape Town. Upon arrival, you will meet your new English speaking guide and embark on a city orientation sightseeing tour. You will see the Company’s Garden, the South African Museum, The Bo-Kaap, Houses of Parliament and the Castle of Good Hope. Then continue to your hotel for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, transfer to Table Mountain. Since the first person laid eyes on Table Mountain, it has exerted its powerful and charismatic pull, enchanting and drawing any and all who fall under its spell. The way to the top has never been easy, and for many centuries only a handful of bold and enterprising people could say that they had climbed it. That is why we will take the aerial cable way to the top. Since its opening in 1929, over 16 million people have taken the trip to the top of Table Mountain. The Table Mountain cableway has since become something of a landmark in Cape Town, and has carried some of Cape Town's most illustrious visitors including King George VI and Queen Elizabeth II, as well as Oprah Winfrey. After our adventure, we transfer to the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront to embark on a scheduled tour to Robben Island where one of the greatest giants of this century has served a gruesome prison sentence, to which he was exposed to the worst hardships known to mankind, and yet he came back triumphant and became the president of the free South Africa. (MR. PRESIDENT NELSON MANDELA). Dinner and overnight at Southern Sun Waterfront.
Today we will travel to Franschhoek for a visit to the Huguenot Museum and Memorial. Enjoy a wine tasting and cellar tour at one of the world-renowned wine estates in the region. After this enjoyable experience, we will continue to the historical town of Paarl - simply a 40-minute drive outside Cape Town. At the foot of the second-largest granite outcrop in the world, you’ll find an unexpected jewel. The scenic beauty of the Paarl Valley compels visitors to get in the car and drive along the many scenic routes in the valley and along the surrounding mountains. The richness in fauna and flora even attracted the attention of Charles Darwin, father of the theory of evolution, when he visited Paarl in 1836. Continue to Stellenbosch, a town in the Western province of South Africa, situated about 50 kilometers (31 mi) east of cape Town, along the banks of the Eereste River. It is the second oldest European settlement in the province, after Cape town. The town became known as the City of Oaks, or Eikestad in Afrikaans, due to the large number of oak trees that were planted by its founder, Simon van der Stel. These beautiful trees grace the streets and homesteads. Return to Cape Town for dinner.
Embark on a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula. Drive via Camps Bay to Hout Bay for a cruise to Seal Island. Continue to Cape Pointe Nature Reserve, located at the southwestern tip of Africa, in the Cape of Good Hope section of the Table Mountain National Park. Cape Point has captivated travelers for centuries with its dramatic scenery and fascinating history. Chapman’s Peak Drive winds its way between Noordhoek and Hout Bay. Situated on the Atlantic Coast, at the south-western tip of South Africa, it is one of the most spectacular marine drives anywhere in the world.

The 9km route, with its 114 curves, skirts the rocky coastline of Chapman's Peak, the 593m high southerly extension of Constantia Berg. The drive offers stunning 180° views with many areas along the route where you can stop and take in the scenery. Visit the craft market outside Cape Point and Boulders Beach Penguin Colony. Late afternoon return to your hotel for overnight.
Today we bid farewell to our memorable journey of this most fascinating and courageous country. You will leave inspired by the beauty of South Africa and the bravery of its people.
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