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13 Day Luxury South Africa

  • Experience the romance & luxury of Rovos Rail
  • Stay at a magnificent 5 star safari lodge
Includes Return International Flights

Journey to the wide open plains of South Africa with a once-in-a-lifetime 13-day tour to Cape Town, Matjiesfontein, Ivory Tree Game Lodge, and beyond. Explore the scenic Cape Peninsula on a full day tour, taking in Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden and Simon’s Town adorable penguin colony. Enjoy two nights aboard the luxurious Rovos Rail ‘Pride of Africa’, admiring South Africa’s distinctive landscape as the train makes its way from Matjiesfontein to Kimberley, Krugersdorp and more. Spend four nights at a five-star boutique safari lodge in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve, and go in search of elephants, rhinos, lions, buffalo and leopards on up to seven unforgettable game drives. Includes return international flights, 10 nights accommodation, 21 meals, all alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages on board the Rovos Rail 'Pride of Africa', and more.

Have more time? Upgrade to the 16 day package and feel the power of Victoria Falls, plus spot hippos, crocodiles and elephants on a sunset cruise along the Zambezi River!

ITINERARY

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Itinerary - 1

Today depart from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for Cape Town! Fly with South African Airways, Emirates or Cathay Pacific to name a few (subject to availability).


Meals included: In-Flight

Upon arrival into Cape Town, you will be met and transferred to your Cape Town hotel. The remainder of the day is free at leisure to explore Cape Town or relax at the hotel.

Overnight: Portswood Hotel or similar, Cape Town, South Africa
Meals included: None

This awe-inspiring tour (approx. 9 hours) to the towering headland known as Cape Point encompasses magnificent beaches, breathtaking views, and picturesque coastal villages. The Cape Peninsula is one of the world's most scenic areas and stretches from the city centre all the way to Cape Point. In Simon’s Town you will stop for the chance to see penguins and enjoy some lunch (not included). On the way back you will also visit the beautiful Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Note: The drive via Chapman's Peak is subject to the road being open. Ou Kaapse Weg (mountain pass in Cape Town) will be used as an alternative route when necessary.

Overnight: Portswood Hotel or similar, Cape Town
Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day at leisure to experience the vibrant city of Cape Town. Alternatively, you can take part in an optional activity to see the highlights of Cape Town on a half day city tour (not included).

Optional Activity: Cape Town Half Day City Tour
After breakfast, begin the optional half day Cape Town city tour. The tour Includes all the 'must-sees' of Cape Town. This introduction is a geographical and cultural extravaganza, showing you Cape Town, from its historical beginnings to the dazzling modern shopping malls of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. End the tour by taking an optional ride on the cable car up Table Mountain (ticket not included as it is weather dependent). The tour is inclusive of all transportation and an English speaking guide.

Overnight: Portswood Hotel or similar, Cape Town
Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy another free day at leisure to experience the vibrant city of Cape Town or alternatively you can take part in an optional Cape Winelands Tour (not included).

Optional Activity: Full Day Cape Winelands Tour
This morning after breakfast depart on a full day Cape Winelands Tour. This delightful drive winds its way to the heart of the Cape Winelands, through superb mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads. Head to the heart of South Africa’s wine industry, Stellenbosch. Beautiful and culturally rich, the region is steeped in South African history. Walk down the canal-lined avenues, in the shade of giant oak trees and beautifully preserved historic buildings. Enjoy the first wine tasting of the day at the Waterford Estate or similar. Travel over the Helshoogte Pass to the town of Franschhoek, historically dating back to the 17th century when the French Huguenots arrived. Billed as the Gourmet Capital of South Africa, this charming town in a most picturesque valley retains a French Huguenot style. Enjoy a wine tasting before enjoying the fabled culinary skills of the Franschhoek chefs at one of the many award winning restaurants (lunch not included). Onward to Paarl, one of the Cape’s first farming districts. The town is set at the foot of the cluster of remarkable granite domes from which it takes its name. The last stop for the day is at a wine estate on the Paarl wine route. Return to the bustle of city life after an enthralling day in the countryside, arriving back at the hotel early evening.

Overnight: Portswood Hotelo similar, Cape Town
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning you will be picked up after breakfast and transferred to Cape Town Train Station to check in for your luxury two night rail experience on board the famous Rovos Rail ‘Pride of Africa’ train in a Pullman Suite.

The Rovos Rail company operates two restored classic trains each with 20 renovated original coaches; some from before the 1920s! Each train accommodates a maximum of 72 passengers in luxury and style. The trains feature traditional authentic furnishings and classic decor with classic wooden paneling a feature throughout. Elegance and grandeur are evident throughout all the coaches and are matched by exceptional service and cuisine.

The Pullman Suites (7 square metres) are equipped with a comfortable sofa-seat during the day, with a conversion to double or twin beds for the evening, and also have an en-suite bathroom with shower. The wood-panelled sleeper coaches, remodelled and refurbished to mint condition, offer every modern convenience and comfort. In the en-suite bathrooms, original fittings combine with the modern technology of hot showers, hair dryers and shaver plugs. The spacious suites offer passengers the opportunity to travel in privacy, comfort and luxury. All are equipped with a writing surface and a personal safe for valuables. There is also a bar fridge filled with beverages of the passengers’ choice and room service is available 24 hours a day.

The train departs mid morning and travels inland through the beautiful wine lands. Lunch is served at midday, followed by tea in the lounge in the afternoon. In the early evening, the train will stop in the historic village of Matjiesfontein where you are free to explore at leisure until it’s time to get changed for dinner at around 7.30pm.

Overnight: Rovos Rail’s Pride of Africa - Pullman Suite
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today continue onwards to Kimberley. Breakfast is served between 7:00am and 10:00am, with lunch at approximately 1:00pm. Early afternoon you will arrive in Kimberley where you will board a bus for a guided tour of this historical city, including its Diamond Mine Museum and the extraordinary Big Hole on the outskirts of the city. Return to the train for afternoon tea late afternoon as the train departs Kimberley along with a dinner service in the evening.

Overnight: Rovos Rail’s Pride of Africa - Pullman Suite
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today you will travel via Krugersdorp and Johannesburg through the goldfields of the Witwatersrand towards Pretoria. The train will arrive at Pretoria’s Capital Park Station at approximately midday (lunch not included). Disembark the train and be met on arrival, then transferred to your five-star boutique safari lodge in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve (approx. 2.5-hours). Arrive in the afternoon and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Pilanesberg Game Reserve is set in the crater of a long extinct volcano, and ranks among the largest of the parks in South Africa. It is situated within the transition zone between the dry Kalahari and the wetter Lowveld vegetation, commonly referred to as Bushveld. Unique overlaps of mammals, birds and vegetation occur because of this transition zone. The fascinating combination of geology, landscape and rainfall gives rise to different patterns of vegetation - wide open grasslands, steep hill slopes, rocky outcrops, wooded valleys, thickets and thickly wooded gorges. Pilanesberg accommodates virtually every mammal of southern Africa and is also home to healthy populations of lion, leopard, black and white rhino, elephant and buffalo. A wide variety of rare and common species exist here such as the nocturnal brown hyaena, the fleet-footed cheetah and the majestic sable. Bird watching is excellent with over 300 species recorded.

Ivory Tree Game Lodge is a five-star game lodge located inside the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. The lodge’s thatched rooms are elegantly furnished with African themes, and each comes with a patio, air-conditioning and en-suite bathroom with bath and shower. The main area consists of two lounges, a cocktail bar, dining room, outdoor pool and a fire pit. The safari lodge experience includes guided game drives in a 10-seater safari vehicle through the magnificent game reserve. Other activities offered in the surrounding area include archery, quad biking and bird watching (not included - available at extra cost).

Overnight: Ivory Tree Game Lodge, Pilanesberg Game Reserve
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Begin your day with an early morning game drive through the reserve. Game drives are conducted in comfortable, open 4X4 Land Rovers accompanied by professional English speaking field rangers and trackers, ensuring an informative and detailed safari experience. Keep your cameras ready for some incredible photo opportunities. Return to the lodge mid-morning for breakfast and a little R&R before heading out again to spot more wildlife on an evening safari. Afterwards, wind down your evening with a few sundowners before dinner.

Overnight: Ivory Tree Game Lodge, Pilanesberg Game Reserve
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Discover new and exciting areas of Pilanesberg Game Reserve and its diverse wildlife with another early morning and evening game drive.

Overnight: Ivory Tree Game Lodge, Pilanesberg Game Reserve
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Enjoy two safari game drives today before retiring to the lodge for sundowners and dinner.

Overnight: Ivory Tree Game Lodge, Pilanesberg Game Reserve
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Discover new and exciting areas of Pilanesberg Game Reserve and its diverse wildlife with another early morning and evening game drive.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

Enjoy two safari game drives today before retiring to the lodge for sundowners and dinner.

Itinerary - 2

Today depart from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth for Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (Via Johannesburg)! Fly with South African Airways, Emirates or Cathay Pacific to name a few (subject to availability).


Meals included: In-Flight

Upon arrival into Victoria Falls, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Check-in will be from 2pm onwards. The remainder of the day is free at leisure.

Overnight: Cresta Sprayview Hotel or similar, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Meals included: None

This morning you will be collected and transferred to the Falls. Visiting the Victoria Falls is a truly awe-inspiring experience – the sight, the sound, the smell; the humbling feeling that you are witnessing one of nature's supreme masterpieces. No photograph can begin to depict the reality… and nothing prepares you for your first sight.

This tour is conducted in the morning (approx. 3 hours). En route, you may be taken past the ‘Big Tree’, where you may stop and take photos. You will be accompanied through the rainforest by a qualified guide who will give a brief history of the falls themselves, as well as detailing the flora, fauna, bird and wildlife and other points of interest. Guides are also happy to assist travellers with photographs whilst visiting this most spectacular of waterfalls. Raincoats are provided when needed.

The afternoon will be spent at leisure.

Overnight: Cresta Sprayview Hotel or similar, Victoria Falls
Meals included: Breakfast

Today you will have a morning and early afternoon at leisure. In the late afternoon, you will be picked up and transferred to the jetty for your scheduled Zambezi Sundowner Cruise.

The Zambezi Sunset cruise is a superb way to relax and enjoy the spectacular beauty of the Zambezi River. Clients may have the opportunity to see a variety of game; including hippo, crocodile, and elephant as well as enjoy the many different bird species. The Zambezi Sunset cruise is one of our most popular activities and includes finger snacks, beer, wine, local spirits and soft drinks.

Overnight: Cresta Sprayview Hotel or similar, Victoria Falls
Meals included: Breakfast

Today after breakfast you will check out of your hotel and be transferred to the airport to board your connecting flight from Victoria Falls to Cape Town, South Africa. Upon arrival into Cape Town, you will be met and transferred to your hotel, where the extension tour concludes and you meet the rest of the tour group.

Overnight: Portswood Hotel or similar, Cape Town
Meals included: Breakfast

This awe-inspiring tour (approx. 9 hours) to the towering headland known as Cape Point encompasses magnificent beaches, breathtaking views, and picturesque coastal villages. The Cape Peninsula is one of the world's most scenic areas and stretches from the city centre all the way to Cape Point. In Simon’s Town you will stop for the chance to see penguins and enjoy some lunch (not included). On the way back you will also visit the beautiful Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Note: The drive via Chapman's Peak is subject to the road being open. Ou Kaapse Weg (mountain pass in Cape Town) will be used as an alternative route when necessary.

Overnight: Portswood Hotel or similar, Cape Town
Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day at leisure to experience the vibrant city of Cape Town. Alternatively, you can take part in an optional activity to see the highlights of Cape Town on a half day city tour (not included).

Optional Activity: Cape Town Half Day City Tour
After breakfast, begin the optional half day Cape Town city tour. The tour Includes all the 'must-sees' of Cape Town. This introduction is a geographical and cultural extravaganza, showing you Cape Town, from its historical beginnings to the dazzling modern shopping malls of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. End the tour by taking an optional ride on the cable car up Table Mountain (ticket not included as it is weather dependent). The tour is inclusive of all transportation and an English speaking guide.

Overnight: Portswood Hotel or similar, Cape Town
Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy another free day at leisure to experience the vibrant city of Cape Town or alternatively you can take part in an optional Cape Winelands Tour (not included).

Optional Activity: Full Day Cape Winelands Tour
This morning after breakfast depart on a full day Cape Winelands Tour. This delightful drive winds its way to the heart of the Cape Winelands, through superb mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads. Head to the heart of South Africa’s wine industry, Stellenbosch. Beautiful and culturally rich, the region is steeped in South African history. Walk down the canal-lined avenues, in the shade of giant oak trees and beautifully preserved historic buildings. Enjoy the first wine tasting of the day at the Waterford Estate or similar. Travel over the Helshoogte Pass to the town of Franschhoek, historically dating back to the 17th century when the French Huguenots arrived. Billed as the Gourmet Capital of South Africa, this charming town in a most picturesque valley retains a French Huguenot style. Enjoy a wine tasting before enjoying the fabled culinary skills of the Franschhoek chefs at one of the many award winning restaurants (lunch not included). Onward to Paarl, one of the Cape’s first farming districts. The town is set at the foot of the cluster of remarkable granite domes from which it takes its name. The last stop for the day is at a wine estate on the Paarl wine route. Return to the bustle of city life after an enthralling day in the countryside, arriving back at the hotel early evening.

Overnight: Portswood Hotelo similar, Cape Town
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning you will be picked up after breakfast and transferred to Cape Town Train Station to check in for your luxury two night rail experience on board the famous Rovos Rail ‘Pride of Africa’ train in a Pullman Suite.

The Rovos Rail company operates two restored classic trains each with 20 renovated original coaches; some from before the 1920s! Each train accommodates a maximum of 72 passengers in luxury and style. The trains feature traditional authentic furnishings and classic decor with classic wooden paneling a feature throughout. Elegance and grandeur are evident throughout all the coaches and are matched by exceptional service and cuisine.

The Pullman Suites (7 square metres) are equipped with a comfortable sofa-seat during the day, with a conversion to double or twin beds for the evening, and also have an en-suite bathroom with shower. The wood-panelled sleeper coaches, remodelled and refurbished to mint condition, offer every modern convenience and comfort. In the en-suite bathrooms, original fittings combine with the modern technology of hot showers, hair dryers and shaver plugs. The spacious suites offer passengers the opportunity to travel in privacy, comfort and luxury. All are equipped with a writing surface and a personal safe for valuables. There is also a bar fridge filled with beverages of the passengers’ choice and room service is available 24 hours a day.

The train departs mid morning and travels inland through the beautiful wine lands. Lunch is served at midday, followed by tea in the lounge in the afternoon. In the early evening, the train will stop in the historic village of Matjiesfontein where you are free to explore at leisure until it’s time to get changed for dinner at around 7.30pm.

Overnight: Rovos Rail’s Pride of Africa - Pullman Suite
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today continue onwards to Kimberley. Breakfast is served between 7:00am and 10:00am, with lunch at approximately 1:00pm. Early afternoon you will arrive in Kimberley where you will board a bus for a guided tour of this historical city, including its Diamond Mine Museum and the extraordinary Big Hole on the outskirts of the city. Return to the train for afternoon tea late afternoon as the train departs Kimberley along with a dinner service in the evening.

Overnight: Rovos Rail’s Pride of Africa - Pullman Suite
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today you will travel via Krugersdorp and Johannesburg through the goldfields of the Witwatersrand towards Pretoria. The train will arrive at Pretoria’s Capital Park Station at approximately midday (lunch not included). Disembark the train and be met on arrival, then transferred to your five-star boutique safari lodge in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve (approx. 2.5-hours). Arrive in the afternoon and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Pilanesberg Game Reserve is set in the crater of a long extinct volcano, and ranks among the largest of the parks in South Africa. It is situated within the transition zone between the dry Kalahari and the wetter Lowveld vegetation, commonly referred to as Bushveld. Unique overlaps of mammals, birds and vegetation occur because of this transition zone. The fascinating combination of geology, landscape and rainfall gives rise to different patterns of vegetation - wide open grasslands, steep hill slopes, rocky outcrops, wooded valleys, thickets and thickly wooded gorges. Pilanesberg accommodates virtually every mammal of southern Africa and is also home to healthy populations of lion, leopard, black and white rhino, elephant and buffalo. A wide variety of rare and common species exist here such as the nocturnal brown hyaena, the fleet-footed cheetah and the majestic sable. Bird watching is excellent with over 300 species recorded.

Ivory Tree Game Lodge is a five-star game lodge located inside the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. The lodge’s thatched rooms are elegantly furnished with African themes, and each comes with a patio, air-conditioning and en-suite bathroom with bath and shower. The main area consists of two lounges, a cocktail bar, dining room, outdoor pool and a fire pit. The safari lodge experience includes guided game drives in a 10-seater safari vehicle through the magnificent game reserve. Other activities offered in the surrounding area include archery, quad biking and bird watching (not included - available at extra cost).

Overnight: Ivory Tree Game Lodge, Pilanesberg Game Reserve
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Begin your day with an early morning game drive through the reserve. Game drives are conducted in comfortable, open 4X4 Land Rovers accompanied by professional English speaking field rangers and trackers, ensuring an informative and detailed safari experience. Keep your cameras ready for some incredible photo opportunities. Return to the lodge mid-morning for breakfast and a little R&R before heading out again to spot more wildlife on an evening safari. Afterwards, wind down your evening with a few sundowners before dinner.

Overnight: Ivory Tree Game Lodge, Pilanesberg Game Reserve
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Discover new and exciting areas of Pilanesberg Game Reserve and its diverse wildlife with another early morning and evening game drive.

Overnight: Ivory Tree Game Lodge, Pilanesberg Game Reserve
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Enjoy two safari game drives today before retiring to the lodge for sundowners and dinner.

Overnight: Ivory Tree Game Lodge, Pilanesberg Game Reserve
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

After your final safari this morning and some breakfast, it’s time to check-out. You will be picked up and transferred to Johannesburg Airport for your return flight back to Australia.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

*Please note, some flights may arrive in Australia +1 day later.

Tour Inclusions

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  • Experience a full day Cape Peninsula Tour
  • Explore the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden
  • Visit Cape Nature Reserve and Simon’s Town Penguin Colony
  • Relax with a day at leisure in Cape Town
  • Discover the historical village of Matjiesfontein
  • Tour the Kimberley in the Northern Cape Province
  • Visit the Diamond Mine Museum and Kimberley’s ‘big hole’
  • Travel through the goldfields of Witwatersrand
  • Discover the magnificent Pilanesberg Game Reserve
  • Experience up to 7 safari game drives with qualified rangers
  • Search for elephants, rhinos, lions, buffalo and leopards in open air 4x4 vehicles
  • Return international flights (economy class) ex SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/PER
  • 4 nights accommodation at the 4 star Portswood Hotel in Cape Town
  • 2 nights luxury rail experience onboard Rovos Rail’s ‘Pride of Africa’
  • Stay in a beautifully appointed Pullman Suite aboard the Pride of Africa
  • 4 nights at the 5 star Ivory Tree Game Lodge in Pilanesberg Game Reserve
  • Enjoy 21 meals including daily breakfast
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages while on the ‘Pride of Africa’
  • National Park entrance fees
  • English-speaking guides
  • Qualified safari field rangers and trackers
  • Airport taxes and surcharges
  • Transportation by open air 4x4 vehicles
  • Return airport transfers
All of the above plus the following:
  • 2 international flights (economy class) from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls and Victoria Falls to Cape Town
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in Victoria Falls
  • 3 additional breakfasts
  • Receive a guided tour of the Victoria Falls - one of the Natural Wonders of the world
  • Spot Hippos, Crocodiles and Elephants on a Zambezi River sunset cruise
  • Raincoats (when necessary, during falls tour)

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed  within 72 hours of purchase.
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant (unless otherwise stated).
 

Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 11th September 2019.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement applies.
- 13 Day Package: $2900
- 16 Day Package w/ Victoria Falls Extension: $3000
 
Departure Dates (2019)
*^January: 9, 30 (SOLD OUT)
*February: 20 (SOLD OUT)
*February: 4 (SOLD OUT)
*March: 6, 18, 20, 27 (SOLD OUT)
^April: 3, 24 (SOLD OUT)
May: 1, 15, 22 (SOLD OUT)
June: 5, 12, ^26
^July: 17, 31
August: 7, 21, 26
September: 9, 11
 
Please note: Passengers purchasing the 16 Day package with Victoria Falls pre tour extension will depart 3 days prior to the above listed departure dates.
 
Surcharges
Please note: dates/months with a * or ^ incur a high season surcharge.
^ Flight high season surcharge of $300 per person.
* Land high season surcharge of $300 per person.
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or *Perth.
 
Interstate Surcharges:
*Perth: $200 per person



Full Service Airline(s) Used


South African Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airways, Cathay Pacific, British Airways, Kenyan Airways and codeshare partners (subject to availability).

 

Arrive early in Cape Town, South Africa
$200 per person, subject to availability.
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
 
Stay behind in Johannesburg, South Africa
$200 per person, subject to availability.
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
 
Stopover Packages
Unavailable.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not available.
- Business Class: Buy now for $5999 per person (Australia to South Africa Sector only).
Please note: 
- Business class upgrade only applies to international ticket
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.
 


Accommodation Used


4 - 5 Star (self-rated):

Cape Town: The PortsWood Hotel

Pilanesberg Game Reserve: Ivory Tree Lodge

Rovos Rail’s ‘Pride of Africa’ Train: Pullman Suite

 

16 Day Pride of Africa with Victoria Falls Extension

Same as above plus the following:

3 Star (self-rated):

Victoria Falls: Cresta Sprayview Hotel or Kingdom Hotel

 

Please note: rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

 

Extra Nights
- Cape Town (Pre Tour): $260 per room including breakfast.
Please note: extra nights are subject to availability until the time of booking. Airport transfers are not included if you wish to arrive early or stay behind.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people (subject to availability).
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children/infants 10 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
Unavailable.
 
Bedding Configuration
Twin Bedding or 1 Queen/King Bed (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotels discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.


Minimum group size 2, maximum group size 16 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
Day 4: Cape Town Half Day City Tour - $80 AUD per person
Day 5: Cape Winelands Tour - $140 AUD per person
Please note:
- prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions.
- The optional tours listed above must be purchased on checkout or over the phone prior to submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability).
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.
 

- Visa fees and requirements (A visa for South Africa is not required if travelling on an Australian passport, however if selecting the 16 day extension package to Victoria Falls a visa is required for Zimbabwe - purchased on arrival).
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary.
- Optional gratuities/tipping.
- Optional activities/tours.
- Personal expenses.
- Travel insurance (Mandatory).
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.
 

 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURE
Cape Town
Cape Town has a Mediterranean-style climate: wet and cool winters, dry and warm summers. The annual average temperature in Cape Town is a delightful 17 degrees. Cape Town lies on the 34th latitude South, together with Casablanca, Los Angeles and Sydney.
 
Johannesburg Area
Johannesburg is situated on the highveld plateau, and has a subtropical highland climate. The city enjoys a sunny climate, with the summer months (October to April) characterised by hot days followed by afternoon thundershowers and cool evenings, and the winter months (May to September) by dry, sunny days followed by cold nights. Temperatures in Johannesburg are usually fairly mild due to the city's high elevation, with an average maximum daytime temperature in January of 25.6 °C (78.1 °F), dropping to an average maximum of around 16 °C (61 °F) in June. The UV index for Johannesburg in summers is extreme, often reaching 14-16 due to the high elevation and proximity to the equator.
 
TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
For meals not included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a standard level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour and are optional and are at the customers discretion. 
 


South Africa


- A tourist visa is not required if travelling to South Africa on an Australian Passport.



Zimbabwe
- 16 Day Package ONLY:
- Passengers travelling on an Australian passport entering Zimbabwe for tourism purposes are required to pay for a single entry, 30-day visa on point of entry into Victoria Falls and costs $50 USD (subject to change).
Please Note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or a visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required.
It is also important to note, some areas of employment such a journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.
 

We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.
 


Voluntary Changes


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

 

· 1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

· 2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

· Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

· Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

· Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

 

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
· If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
 
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