12 Day Classic South Africa from $3799 per person incl flights

Includes Flightsreturn economy airfares  from $3799 per person twin share   escorted tourenglish speaking guidesThis African adventure truly amazing
Book with Go West Travel and get super prices, first class accommodation and more included that the usual ‘entry level tours’.

Begin your journey with a full day Cape Peninsula Tour, including an excursion through the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, home to baboons, rheboks, Cape Mountain zebras, bonteboks and the elusive eland. See the penguin colonies at Boulders Beach and stroll the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, abounding with beautiful indigenous plants. Tour Cape Town city and Table Mountain, where you can ascend to the top by cable car (weather permitting).

Fly to Durban, then stop in the port town of St. Lucia and cruise its estuary – home to Nile crocodiles, hippos, sea turtles and even sharks. Enjoy an unforgettable game drive through Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, which boasts all of Africa’s “Big Five” game animals, then travel to eSwatini (formerly Swaziland), known for its lovely scenery, fine handicrafts and vibrant indigenous culture. Visit Kruger National Park, one of Africa’s largest game reserves. On a thrilling open-vehicle game drive, you will have a chance to see elephants, lions, giraffes, or zebras in their natural habitat.

Travel to Mpumalanga Province, known as “Paradise Country,” driving the unparalleled “Panorama Route”, and stopping to admire the breathtaking scenery of Blyde River Canyon and God’s Window. Visit Bourke’s Luck Potholes, a series of waterfalls and distinctive rock formations created by countless millennia of water erosion, and continue to Johannesburg for a half day Soweto Tour. Plus, visit Nelson Mandela’s former home and the Apartheid Museum.

This tour is absolutely packed with inclusions, highlighting both the cultural and natural majesty of Africa!

 THIS DEAL EXPIRES at 5PM 27 FEB 2019 

Departs SYD 1, 7 &16 Sep; 7, 14 & 19 Oct 2019
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 Final Book By:27 FEB 2019  Deposit: $2999pp
Final Balance: 90 days prior

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Wed, Jun 05 $ 3999 Mon, Oct 07 $ 3799
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Wed, Aug 21 $ 3999 Wed, Nov 27 $ 4099
Thu, Aug 22 $ 3899 Thu, Dec 19 $ 4999
Wed, Aug 28 $ 3999 Mon, Dec 23 $ 5099
Sun, Sep 01 $ 3799

Very Important note, the Airline used for the highlighted deal may not be the same for all dates, Go West Travel offers best pricing at the time of booking and uses various airlines over the range of dates- and yes, I certainly can book you on your preferred airline or alliance and quote as you ask.

*prices based on two people travelling, Twin Share Accommodation, and flying Economy Class. Sale airfares are correct and available as at date of eBrochure, but strictly subject to availability and confirmation from the Airlines. Space on escorted tours is subject to confirmation from tour operator. Book and confirm early to guarantee availability.

*WARNING, spots on these genuine sales and special tours sell out very fast. Please ask for available dates so I can hold space for you.

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Escorted Package Includes
  • Flights Sydney-Cape Town, Johannesburg-Sydney
    Other departure cities available. Contact me now for other cities
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • Intra-flight Cape Town-Durban
  • 10 nights accommodations
    • 4 nights Cape Town
    • 1 night Hluhluwe
    • 1 night eSwatini
    • 2 nights Hazyview
    • 2 nights Johannesburg
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 18 meals: 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Game drives in modern 10-seater safari vehicles
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Note: Gratuities for tour manager and coach driver are included.
~to make it easier for you I include tips in the price so you dont have to worry about it.

Daily Itinerary

DAY 1, Sunday – Depart for South Africa
Depart for South Africa

Departure Airline Flight # From To Arrival Total Duration
1Sep19 07:00PM South African Airways 7257 Sydney Perth, 1Sep19 10:15PM

22h 10m

Operated By: VA-Virgin Australia
1Sep19 11:40PM South African Airways 281 Perth Johannesburg, 2Sep19 04:55AM
2Sep19 07:00AM South African Airways 307 Johannesburg Cape Town, 2Sep19 09:10AM

DAY 2, Monday – Arrive in Cape Town
Arrive in Cape Town, undeniably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. As you transfer to your hotel, you’ll see the towering symbol of the city – Table Mountain. The rest of the day is at leisure in this magnificent seaside city
Overnight: Cape Town

DAY 3, Tuesday – Cape Peninsula Tour
Depart on a full day Cape Peninsula Tour with lunch along the way. Drive to Cape Point at the southwestern tip of the Cape Peninsula, passing steep mountains, secluded coves, and sweeping beaches en route. After a stop at the fishing village of Hout Bay, one of Cape Town’s best-kept secrets, continue to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, comprising over 17,300 acres of indigenous flora and fauna, where you may see baboons by the roadside, rheboks, cape mountain zebras, bonteboks and the elusive eland. The native plant life, known as fynbos, forms one of only six floral kingdoms in the world. Following the coastline along False Bay, return to Cape Town after lunch by way of Simon’s Town. Here, visit the penguin colonies at Boulders Beach, and continue with a scenic drive over Muizenberg Mountain. Lastly, visit the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, resting at the foot of Table Mountain, for a short walking tour of the beautiful gardens before arriving to Cape Town. This evening enjoy a Welcome Dinner with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers
Overnight: Cape Town
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Wednesday – Cape Town City Tour
After a leisurely breakfast depart on a half day Cape Town city and Table Mountain tour. Driving to the city center, pass famous landmarks such as the Castle of Good Hope built in 1666 by the Dutch East India Company and City Hall, a splendid baroque building, and of course the Grand Parade. See St. George’s Cathedral, the Anglican Diocese of Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Pass the Company Gardens and the Malay Quarter. The route then leads to Kloof Nek and the magnificent Table Mountain. Ascend to the top (weather permitting) by means of a cable car*. At the summit, see wildflowers, the famous silver tree, and marvel at a birds-eye view of the city and its beaches. On a clear day, it is even possible to see Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, on one side, and Cape Point on the other. Descend from the upper cableway station and proceed to the Milnerton Lighthouse. Later, you will have the opportunity to learn the three-billion-year-old story of diamonds while touring the prominent Shimansky Jewelers & Museum at Cape Town’s famous V & A Waterfront. The 45-minute tour reveals the origins of diamond mining and includes explanations of color, cut and clarity. Following the tour (or for those who do not wish to participate) stroll through the adjacent V & A Shopping Mall with its endless shopping and dining opportunities before returning to your hotel. Tonight, experience local culture in a relaxed and comfortable environment at the optional Home Hosted Dinner
*Table Mountain Aerial Cableway will be closed between Jul 8 – Aug 18, 2019
Optional: Home Hosted Dinner in Cape Town
Overnight: Cape Town
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Thursday – Full Day in Cape Town
Enjoy the day at leisure in Cape Town. Perhaps join the optional South African Wine Tour* which takes you along the country’s principal wine route to the scenic towns of Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch with tastings along the way. Alternatively, thrill seekers will not want to miss the optional excursion to “Shark Alley” to experience great white shark cage diving*
*The South African Wine Tour and Full Day Great White Shark Cage Diving operate simultaneously. Passengers may opt to participate in only one of these tours
Optional: South African Wine Tour*
Optional: Full Day Great White Shark Cage Diving
Overnight: Cape Town
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Friday – Flight to Durban, Game Viewing Cruise on the St. Lucia Estuary 
This morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Durban. Upon arrival in the early afternoon, drive to St. Lucia. Later, embark on a game viewing cruise that takes you on the St. Lucia Estuary. This tidal estuary is home to Nile crocodiles, hippopotami, sea turtles, and even sharks, making it a fascinating and uniquely diverse ecosystem. This evening, enjoy dinner at the hotel
Overnight: Hluhluwe
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Saturday – Game Drive in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, Travel to eSwatini
After an early breakfast, travel to the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, situated in northern KwaZulu Natal, which contains an immense diversity of fauna and flora and is particularly famous for its conservation of black and white rhinos. Home to Africa’s “Big Five,” you may have a chance to see elephant, Cape buffalo, lion and leopard, in addition to rhino during your morning game drive through the reserve. The park also boasts warthog, crocodile, and antelope. Following the safari, continue to the border of the Kingdom of eSwatini*. This independent kingdom within the borders of South Africa is known for its lovely scenery and vibrant indigenous culture. Stop at a handicraft market this afternoon before arriving to your hotel in the early evening
*eSwatini is an independent country from South Africa and therefore has different entry requirements. Non-US passport holders are responsible to check if a visa is required for eSwatini in addition to all other countries on their itinerary
Overnight: eSwatini
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Sunday – eSwatini Sightseeing and Matsamo Village Visit
After breakfast visit the Ngwenya glass factory, where visitors can watch talented glass blowers create a range of enchanting African animals, birds and fish, as well as tableware, made from recycled glass that is collected by the children of eSwatini. Transfer to the South African border and visit Matsamo Cultural Village where you can learn more about the Swati traditions and customs. Enjoy traditional dance and song performances with authentic African instruments as well as traditional Swati cuisine. You may wander through the village with its many traditional huts and interact with the locals. Later, continue to the hotel where you will enjoy dinner
Overnight: Hazyview
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Monday – Kruger National Park Game Drive
The day begins at dawn with coffee, tea, and rusks, a South African dry biscuit. Upon departure from the hotel, a pre-packed breakfast will be provided for you. Then, on to Kruger National Park for a thrilling full day open-vehicle game drive. Larger than the state of Connecticut, the park offers some of the best game and wildlife viewing opportunities in the world, and early morning is an optimal time of day. You may have a chance to see lion, elephant, giraffe, or zebra in their natural habitat. After stopping at a rest camp for lunch, continue your game drive. With any luck, you may even see cheetah and leopard. After the day’s excitement, relax by the pool and enjoy dinner at the hotel
Overnight: Hazyview
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10, Tuesday – Panorama Route to Johannesburg
Depart after breakfast and travel to Mpumalanga Province, known as “Paradise Country,” driving the spectacular “Panorama Route.” Stop to admire the views of amazing scenery along the 16-mile-long Blyde River Canyon, cut deep into red sandstone, and God’s Window (weather permitting), a breathtaking, Edenic vista at the edge of the escarpment overlooking Kruger National Park. Visit Bourke’s Luck Potholes, a series of waterfalls and distinctive rock formations created by countless millennia of water erosion before proceeding this afternoon to Johannesburg
Overnight: Johannesburg
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Wednesday – Soweto Tour
After an early breakfast depart on a half day tour of Soweto. Experience a fascinating glimpse of the bustling neighborhood life of Soweto, the most metropolitan township in the country, setting trends in politics, fashion, music, dance and language. Drive by the former residence of Bishop Desmond Tutu and visit Nelson Mandela’s former home. Continue to the Apartheid Museum, where you will journey through the racial segregation experienced by millions of South Africans. This evening enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your Tour Manager and fellow travelers
Overnight: Johannesburg
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 12, Thursday – Depart South Africa
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

Departure Airline Flight # From To Arrival Total Duration
12Sep19 09:15PM South African Airways 280 Johannesburg Perth, 13Sep19 12:20PM

17h 25m

13Sep19 04:20PM Virgin Australia 564 Perth Sydney, 13Sep19 10:40PM
Other information
Visa Info

Australians should check information on the Smarttraveller Website

Most Australians traveling on an Australian passport will not require a visa for this itinerary. Entry to South Africa does not requires a visa in advance,  Check for updated information on the Smartraveller Website

Most New Zealanders traveling on a New Zealand  passport will not require a visa for this itinerary.

Accomodation
ACCOMODATION

Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence, Cape Town 

This first class hotel is located nearby Long Street in Cape Town’s central business district.

Anew Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris, Hluhluwe 

This tourist class hotel is located in the heart of the Zulu’s beautiful untamed Elephant Coast in KwaZulu Natal near to renowned Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve and iSimangaliso Wetland Park.

Mountain Inn, Mbabane 

This tourist class hotel is located a short distance away from the Mbabane city center.

Protea Hotel Hazyview, Hazyview 

This tourist class hotel is situated in the lush Mpumalanga Lowveld, and is twenty-five minutes from the famous Kruger National Park.

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Melrose Arch, Johannesburg 

This first class hotel is located in the Melrose Arch Precinct.

Optional Tours
Prices are per person and can be booked individually if only one person wishes to go
OPTIONAL TOURS

Home Hosted Dinner in Cape Town
This dinner will allow you to meet a local South African family and visit their home. You will have the opportunity to enjoy a home cooked three course meal with wine typical to South Africa. Give yourself the chance to experience local culture in a relaxed and comfortable environment with fascinating conversation about the way of life in South Africa, while also exchanging views as well as experiences with your hosts.

Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #4  AUD$99.00

Full Day Great White Shark Cage Diving
Join a thrilling full day excursion to “Shark Alley” to experience great white shark cage diving. Early this morning depart Cape Town and head east to the coastal fishing town of Gansbaai. Upon arrival, the crew of your expedition boat will review the day’s activities, safety etiquette and provide fascinating insight to these marine predators. Enjoy a light breakfast before boarding your boat and heading out into the open waters between Geyser Rock and Dyer Islander where great white hunt for seals and penguins. Outfitted with a wetsuit, lifejacket and snorkeling mask, climb through the top of the cage secured to the boat. You will take turns with your fellow divers watching these predators under water and from the comfort of the ship deck.

Return to the port in the early afternoon where you will be greeted with a hot bowl of soup and bread. Relax as the marine biologist recaps your adventure and answers any remaining questions before your return to Cape Town.

*Departure from the hotel will be approximately 4:00 am and the drive from Cape Town to Gansbaai is approximately 2.5 hours (one way). The boat will be launched around 9:00 am and the boat trip will last between 3-5 hours depending on the weather and sea conditions. Shower facilities will be available after the ship returns from the dive. The return transfer to Cape Town will be at approximately 2:00 pm and arrival at 4:30 pm. Pick-up and drop-off times are approximate and will be advised locally.

*Due to limited capacity, advanced booking is recommended for this tour. This is not an exclusive tour and therefore you may be with passengers from other tour companies. Shark sightings are not guaranteed and are dependent upon weather and sea conditions. Due to inclement weather and/or rough seas, this tour may be canceled and refunded.

*Sea conditions can be unpredictable and may become choppy or very rough at times. As a result, some customers experience discomfort and/or seasickness. Some over-the-counter medications, such as Dramamine or Benadryl, may help reduce or prevent seasickness. Clients who are prone to seasickness are advised not to participate in this tour.

*Optionals “Full Day Great White Shark Cage Diving” and “South African Wine Tour” operate at the same time and should not be booked together.

Day #5   AUD$335.00

South African Wine Tour
Wind through South Africa’s fertile valleys, prized for their renowned vintages, and discover the rustic beauty of sprawling estates shaded by giant oaks and rows of vines running as far as the eye can see. Travel the country’s principal wine route to Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch and enjoy tastings at some of the excellent vineyards along the way. Begin with the “Pearl of Paarl” and visit one of the local estates to savor a wine tasting and cellar tour. Then continue northwest to the old, scenic village of Franschhoek, founded near the Drakenstein Mountains in 1688 by French immigrants, whose descendants eventually supplied highly sought after wine to Napoleon, Bismarck, and even King Edward VII. Next, stop for lunch on your own and then it is off to another wine tasting. Lastly, travel to Stellenbosch, South Africa’s second oldest town and the historic heart of the country’s wine region. First recognized as an ideal location for vineyards in 1679, viticulture has been entwined with the town’s history ever since. Also of interest is the town’s fascinating variety of architecture, including buildings in Cape Dutch, Georgian, and Victorian styles. Enjoy a final tasting before bidding farewell to the wine country and returning to Cape Town.

Approximate tour duration is 8 hours.

*Optionals “Full Day Great White Shark Cage Diving” and “South African Wine Tour” operate at the same time and should not be booked together.

Day #5 AUD$153.00

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