Southern Africa, the mythic land of mountains and harbors, wild game reserves and stunning countryside, is our playground for a glorious week. Spend a night in Johannesburg, then travel to the 165,000-acre wildlife reserve for an African safari experience in the bush, albeit staying in luxurious boutique lodges. We’ll take several game drives from our luxurious safari lodge, where we are likely to see lions, leopards, elephants, and rhinos.
Our small gay group will then explore Cape Town’s colonial history and exciting nightlife, including a cable-car ride to the top of Table Mountain and a drive along the continent’s southwestern-most coastline from Table Mountain to the Cape of Good Hope, the tumultuous meeting location of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet.
Travel with a fun, congenial gay group. Take the gay party on the road while visiting South Africa’s cities, mountains, savannahs & seascapes.
Learn about the history and culture of the Cape Malay people through an optional walking tour and Cape Malay cooking class.
Explore the charming and historic colonial city of Cape Town.
Stay at some of South Africa’s finest lodgings.
See the Cape of Good Hope and stunning harbor vistas.
Take a funicular ride to the top of Table Mountain for panoramic views.
Put on goggles for a sidecar ride to the Winelands above Cape Town.
Savor the world-famous red and white wines of the region.
See iconic animals of Africa such as lions, rhinos, elephants and more on safari, while staying in a stylish and luxurious bush lodge.
Experience the beauty and jungles of Victoria Falls, one of the world’s most spectacular sights.
Enjoy the food and wine that have put South Africa on the culinary map.
March 29 to April 06, 2019 – US $8,998.00
Optional Tour Choices:
$2800 Single Supplement (for solo travelers who wish to enjoy a private bedroom and bathroom)
Arrival transfers; Accommodations for 8 nights at fine hotels and lodges while on safari, in Cape Town and in Johannesburg; Four-day / three-night safari at one of South Africa’s finest luxury game lodges, including accommodations, all meals and daily excursions to view wildlife in their natural setting; All breakfasts, 6 lunches and 4 dinners; Wine or soft drinks at the Welcome and Farewell dinners; All ground transportation by motor coaches, cars, funiculars, (I wish that was part of this tour!)and other vehicles when traveling as a group; Airport transfers for group flights; South African airport departure taxes when traveling with the group; Services of a knowledgeable HE Travel tour director (subject to minimum participation); Licensed South African guides (regardless of group size); Admissions and guided tours at attractions as listed in itinerary; passport processing and visa fee if applicable (not usually required for US, Canadian and most European Countries); All hotel service charges, government taxes, porterage, and gratuities for drivers and included meals. HE Travel provides complimentary Medical & Evacuation Insurance for every US Resident on our group tours who does not have other coverage
Airfare from home to Johannesburg and from Cape Town to home; Airfare within Africa: Johannesburg to Cape Town (estimated at approximately US$700 total); International departure taxes; payable in cash); Meals not included in tour package; Gratuities for guides and HE Travel tour director; Personal items including: alcoholic beverages, snacks, laundry, and telephone calls.
Many flights arrive during the evening, so there are no activities planned for the first tour day. You may choose to dine tonight in the hotel’s restaurant and spend some time exploring the hotels’ many gardens, fountains, and statues.
We’ll have lunches together and relax before high tea and another late afternoon / early evening game drives, where we’ll view seldom-seen nocturnal species by flashlight. We will return to the lodge for gourmet dinners each night.
After enjoying lunch, we will continue to Boulders Beach where we get to see the only penguins on the African continent, African Penguins, also known as Jackass or Black-Footed Penguins. These particular birds are only found on the coast of Southern Africa and, being accustomed to humans, may let you wander nearby for a closer look.
This evening is on your own, enjoy exploring Cape Town!
This afternoon we will explore the university town of Stellenbosch, the oldest town in South Africa after Cape Town of course. Enjoy the oak-lined streets complimented with the elegant Cape Dutch, Victorian and Georgian architecture.
47 Elizabeth Bay Road
Elizabeth Bay NSW
02 8667 3336