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CAPE AND KRUGER SAFARI

CAPE ITINERARY

Day 1:23 December 2017

Highlights:  AFTERNOON ARRIVAL IN CAPE TOWN. VEHICLE PICK-UP AND DRIVE TO YOUR ACCOMMODATION

Overnight & Breakfast: Cape Town area –accommodation for 4 nights: www.capetowncity.co.za or similar
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Day 2: 24 December 2017

Highlights: CAPE POINT in the CAPE OF GOOD HOPE NATURE RESERVE & AFRICAN PENGUINS (scheduled full day tour)
Depart the hotel +/- 08H00 to +/- 18h00 daily
Our journey to Cape Point takes us along the scenic Atlantic seaboard coastal road. We pass the pristine beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay with their soft white sand and azure blue water. The formidable 12 Apostles Peaks rise above the road on one side, while sheer cliffs and incredible rock formations drop into the icy Atlantic Ocean on the other side. There is no doubt the coast of the Cape Peninsula offers magnificent scenery with its great biodiversity.
We arrive at the quaint fishing village of Hout Bay with its imposing Sentinel where you are offered an optional boat trip to Seal Island (own account +/- R80) or shop for souvenirs at the craft market at the harbor.
Our tour continues over Chapman’s Peak which offers amazing photo opportunities, and onto the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point. This area is home to magnificent ‘fynbos’, many species of buck and birds, the Cape Mountain Zebra, and mischievous baboons. Enjoy splendid views of False Bay. Take the funicular (own account +/- R80) to the lighthouse for an even better vantage point of the two Oceans.

Included: Cape of Good Hope nature reserve gate (Cape Point) / Chapman’s peak drive/ Penguins at Boulders Beach
Excluded:
 Seal island Cruise +/- R80
 Lunch
 Cape point Funicular +/- R80
 Kirstenbosch Gardens +/- R70
Overnight & Breakfast: Cape Town area

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Day 3: 25 December 2017

• Day at leisure

Overnight & Breakfast: Cape Town area
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Day 4: 26 December 2017
Highlights: FULL DAY CULTURAL AND ROBBEN ISLAND TOUR (INCLUDED):
Departs Mon to Sat +/- 08h00 – Return depends on Robben Island ferry

This tour of the Cape Town Townships offers insight and interaction with different cultures and communities. Witness everyday life in a harsh environment where you will hear some of the 11 official languages being spoken. See why 27 April 1994 was such an important day in South Africa (first democratic elections). This is a true story with a positive and happy ending!

We start with a tour of District Six. We see 3 mosques and 5 churches and find out about this area which was once home to thousands of people of various cultures who lived at the foot of Table Mountain. Why did they move and where did they go? It’s a sad, but fascinating story!

Our tour continues to the Cape Flats to visit Langa, the oldest formal township in Cape Town, where we’ll see the local market, an art & crafts centre, and we’ll try to find the elusive traditional healer, but no guarantees! Find out how these people live together, and operate their day to day life and businesses in informal settlements.  We visit a crèche (if open) offering fun, and a haven for the local children.

We also view Bonteheuwel, Nyanga, Crossroads, Khayelitscha, home to over a million people, and Gugulethu where we see the Gugulethu Seven Memorial and the Amy Biehl Memorial.

At the end of the tour you will have a greater understanding of how the Rainbow nation developed and people of all colours live in this democratic country in relative harmony. The rainbow is associated with the hope of a bright future, and symbolises the diversity of South Africa’s unspecified cultural, ethnic or racial groups.

• Included – District Six Museum and entrance fee to the traditional healer (if we find him!)
• Some of the venues may be closed on public holidays, school holidays and Weekends.

Complete your cultural experience by extending the morning Township Visit Tour to include a visit to Robben Island in the afternoon, subject to availability of the ferry and the Robben Island time-table.

Board the Robben Island ferry and enjoy spectacular views of Cape Town and Table Mountain as you sail across the bay to this island that is so full of history. Once you reach the island you will be taken on a guided tour and see the prison cell that held Nelson Mandela captive for so many years. Your return to your hotel is included in the price. Please advise your guide prior to boarding the ferry if you require transport back to your hotel when you return from Robben Island. You may prefer to stay at the Waterfront for dinner.

Handy tip: Sun protection, protective clothing and preventative treatment against seas sickness are advisable.

• Subject to weather, ferry schedule and seat availability.
• Prepayment is required for Robben Island and is not refundable.

Overnight & Breakfast: Cape Town area
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Day 5: 27 December 2017

Highlights: HERMANUS
• Day at leisure – visit various attractions in Hermanus area.

Overnight & Breakfast: Hermanus area – http://www.francolinhof.co.za/ or similar

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Day 6: 28 December 2017

WHALE WATCHING DAY TOUR (COULD ALSO BE DONE ON ANOTHER DAY DEPENDING ON WEATHER AND TIMING)
• Enjoy an exciting day tour into the Overberg area for a guided boat trip to enjoy whale watching (included) – this area is famous for its spectacular sightings of Great White Sharks and Southern Right Whales, as well as a colony of Cape Fur Seals.

• SUGGESTION: Also enjoy a walk in Fernkloof Nature Reserve – This predominantly fynbos reserve is conveniently situated almost in the centre of Hermanus and all along the coast and gives very easy access to a number of the region’s special bird and plant species

Overnight & Breakfast: Hermanus area – http://www.francolinhof.co.za/ or similar

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Day 7: 29 December 2017
Highlights: SUGGESTION – EXPLORE THE OVERBERG WINE ESTATES
Visit http://www.overbergwine.com/ for further information.

Overnight & Breakfast: Hermanus
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Day 8 & 9: 30 & 31 December 2017

• Day at leisure – visit various city attractions by going on the hop-on, hop-off bus (2 day ticket included).

Overnight & Breakfast: Cape Town area

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Day 10: 1 January 2018

• Departure from Cape Town Airport.
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KRUGER SAFARI ITINERARY 

Meet and Greet – arrival day 

You will be transferred from Nelspruit airport by private road transfer to Pretoriuskop camp to meet Neil. After settling into your cottage you will get onto our open-sided safari game viewing vehicle for your first gamedrive.

Pretoriuskop Restcamp (south western Kruger)

white rhino in the kruger national park

1 TO 2 JANUARY 2018 (1 NIGHT) 

Accommodation consists of a serviced (fresh linen and towels) private en-suite that sleeps 2 people.

Great care has been taken to preserve the natural vegetation in the camp area, which comprises Malelane Mountain Bushveld (woodland), attracting a variety of grazers. The area hosts white rhino, kudu, impala, giraffe, elephant, reedbuck, klipspringer, grey rhebok and warthog. Leopard and wild dog are regularly seen in the region.

 Berg-en-Dal/ (restcamp/south western Kruger)

Our vehicle

2 TO 5 JANUARY 2018 (3 NIGHTS)

Berg-en-Dal hosts white rhino, kudu, impala, giraffe, some elephant, reedbuck, klipspringer, grey rhebok and warthog.

Leopard and wild dog are regularly seen in the region. Lion are usually found in the lower plains on the roads to Skukuza and Crocodile Bridge. Bird watchers will find the appeal of the camp irresistible as a wide variety of birds species can be seen here. The swimming pool is the perfect place to cool off in the heat of the day.

Accommodation is a private en-suite cottage under thatch (including fresh linen and towels) that sleeps two people, near to where animals are often seen walking in the river to bed towards the dam.

Skukuza (restcamp/central western Kruger)

5 TO 7 JANUARY 2018 (2 NIGHTS) 

Skukuza restcamp is named after the Tsonga name for James Stevenson-Hamilton, the first warden of the park. Literally translated it means ‘he who sweeps clean’, a reference to his removal of all the local people to make way for the establishment of the Park. The Stevenson-Hamilton Memorial Museum houses many interesting artifacts – very well-known is the knife ranger Harry Wolhuter used to single-handedly slay a Lion and save his own life.

Skukuza is the Kruger National Park’s largest rest camp and is situated on the southern banks of the Sabie River. Skukuza Restcamp is home to some interesting birds and amazing plant life. Accommodation consists of a private en-suite unit that is serviced (fresh linen and towels).

Wildlife in this region includes hyena,kudu, wilddogs, giraffe, roan, eland, sable, warthog, impala, waterbuck, reedbuck and rhino.

Departure day

We always fit in an early morning game drive, and of course, a hearty breakfast before departure to Nelspruit airport.

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