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Unforgettable Africa - November 2021 Vitas Travel Tour

 

  • Johannesburg - Thornybush Game Reserve - Cape Town
  • 10 Days / 9 Nights
  • 10 - 14 Persons
  • 12 November 2021 - 21 November 2021

 

 

 

Itinerary

Accommodation

Destination

Start

End

Basis

Room Type

Nights

 

Fairlawns Boutique Hotel

Johannesburg

12 Nov

14 Nov

B&B

Grand Chateau Suite

2 Nights

 

Thornybush Game Lodge

Thornybush Game Reserve

14 Nov

17 Nov

FB

Luxury Suites

3 Nights

 

Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel, Cape Town

Cape Town

17 Nov

21 Nov

B&B

Superior Room

4 Nights

 

 

 

PRICE PER PERSON (excluding international air)

$6,450.00* USD

 

 

* INCLUDES

  • Accommodation as per itinerary. We reserve the right to use alternative accommodation of similar standard.
  • Accommodation subject to availability at date of booking.
  • Meals as per itinerary.
  • All excursions and entrance fees as per itinerary.
  • Transport in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle with an English-speaking driver.
  • Services of a local English speaking guide in Cape Town and Johannesburg.
  • Open safari vehicle/4WD (4 wheel drive) game drives with English speaking rangers at Thornybush Game Lodge

*EXCLUDES

  • Any visa fees for clients.
  • All drinks.
  • Expenses of a personal nature.
  • Gratuities.
  • All flights international, regional or domestic, airport- or departure taxes.
  • Personal insurances.
  • Any meals not mentioned in itinerary.
  • All optional activities.
  • Transfers for clients arriving and departing on different flights to the main group.

 

Optional Flights

Date

Route

Rate per person

14Nov 2021

4Z871 Johannesburg - JNB/ Hoedspruit - HDS 10:30 - 11:25

$245.00

14Nov 2021

4Z658  Hoedspruit - HDS/ Cape Town - CPT   13:50 - 16:30

$395.00

Subject to changes and availability.

 

Day 1: Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa, Johannesburg       (Fri, 12 November)

Johannesburg

Johannesburg is one of Africa’s biggest and most vibrant cities. It is the economic capital of Africa and the gateway to Southern Africa. Although not as famous as other South African destinations, there is plenty to do in Johannesburg and nearby Pretoria. The old city is a multi-cultural mixture of traditional medicine shops, Chinese restaurants, taxi ranks and ultra modern skyscrapers. There are excellent museums, art galleries and organized tours of historical and political interest. The shopping is Southern Africa’s best and the many restaurants cater for all tastes. The nearby township of Soweto is Johannesburg’s most popular tourist attraction.

Day Itinerary

On arrival meet our Private Safaris representative who will assist you and introduce you to your driver.

Transfer to the hotel. 

Rest of the day at leisure

Overnight: Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa

The Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa is a unique, exclusive and up-market sanctuary for today’s traveler. The 41 opulent suites are each individually decorated to the highest world standards with the Presidential Spa Apartment and Maison de Ville playing host to many local and international celebrities.

Take time out in the lush Balinese Gardens of The Fairlawns Spa and experience unique moments of pleasure in our relaxation pavilions as well as outdoor massage areas listening to the sounds of nature. A true haven for wellness and restoration.Amuse Bouche Food & Wine offers superb a la carte cuisine while the Manor House Bistro is ideal for an afternoon enjoying high tea. Complimentary transfers within a 5km radius offered.

 

Grand Chateau Suite

These 20 suites are the latest addition to the hotel with 2 interleading rooms. Again in true Fairlawns style, each room is individually decorated, echoing the original ideas of the Courtyard and Villa suites, yet with a modern contemporary twist. The building process and day to day energy preservation was a key factor considered in the building of this new wing of the hotel.

The public area on both levels creates a cozy atmosphere with lounges and large sandstone fireplaces.  A lift provides easy access to the second level and the environment is wheelchair friendly.

 

 

Day 2: Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa, Johannesburg       (Sat, 13 November)

Day Itinerary

Private Full Day Johannesburg/Soweto & Apartheid Museum

This tour will begin by discovering Johannesburg's beauty and wealth by discovering its urban environment. You will then visit the inspiring Apartheid Museum dedicated to recounting the history of the rise and fall of Apartheid in 20th century South Africa. The exhibits are from film footage, photographs, text panels and artifacts illustrating the events and human stories of Apartheid. Thereafter you will get the opportunity to discover the former south-african president's house, in which you will hear about the Mandela family's history and times spent in Soweto. Lunch at a local restaurant

 

Included:

Entrance fees

Lunch (excluding drinks)

transport

registered tour guide

 

Not included:

Optional Visits

 

Day 3: Thornybush Game Lodge, Thornybush Game Reserve           (Sun, 14 November)

Thornybush Game Reserve

Thornybush Game Reserve lies just five hours’ drive from Johannesburg, near South Africa’s northeastern border in the beautiful Limpopo Province. Boasting over 12 000 hectares of pristine wilderness, this stunning protected area is characterized by open savannah, woodlands, and shrublands. The park is home to an array of African wildlife, including all of the mighty ‘Big Five’ (lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo) as well as giraffe, mongoose, zebra, the rare and endangered Pangolin, and many more. Thornybush is also inhabited by 507 bird species, and specialized bird-focused walks and drives are on offer. Visitors can look forward to guided day or night safaris, luxurious spa treatments, and delicious local cuisine in a breathtaking setting. This destination is also known for its excellent photographic opportunities.

Day Itinerary

 Transfer to OR Tambo Airport

 

Flight JNB/HDS

On arrival to Hoedspruit airport transfer to the lodge

After check-in, if time permitting enjoy an afternoon game drive.

 

Overnight: Thornybush Game Lodge           

Nestled in the heart of big five country adjacent to the Kruger National Park, with a huge diversity of mammal and bird species, lies over 14,000 hectares of pristine African Bushveld, that is the Thornybush Nature Reserve. It is here that a superlative safari destination, the elegant and exclusive 5-star Thornybush Game Lodge awaits discovery by the discerning traveller. Thornybush Game Lodge is the personification of perfection. Nothing is spared in the attention to detail.

 

Luxury Suites

The luxury suites are superbly equipped and furnished in the lavish style befitting this five-star lodge.  Calming, earth tones are used throughout to enhance the tranquil atmosphere of your surroundings, and the furnishings and accoutrements are of the highest standard. The en-suite bathroom features a double basin, large bath overlooking the Savannah, indoor and outdoor showers. All suites have air conditioning and feature a mini-bar and coffee station.

All the suites have private wooden decks, with comfortable seating, overlooking the reserve and waterhole. Here you can take some time-out to gather your thoughts, catch forty winks or update your journal while enjoying the benefits of fresh air, sunshine and peaceful surroundings.

Basis

Full Board Plus - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities
All Local Brands (Spirits, Wine and Beers) Included

 

Included

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Two game drives per day
  • Optional walking safaris
  • Local beverages and soft drinks
  • Tourism levy
  • VAT
  •  Timbavati Conservation Levy

Excluded

  • Cellar Wines
  • Premium brand spirits
  • Champagne
  • Cognacs
  • Cigars and cigarettes
  • Telephone calls
  • Curio-shop purchases
  • Transfers
  • Gratuities
  • Additional activities
  • Wellness treatments
  • Laundry 
  • Kosher services
  • Timbavati Road Levy (for guests self driving)
  • Collection and drop off fee for flights to and from the airstrip
  • All services not listed above

 

 

Day 4: Thornybush Game Lodge, Thornybush Game Reserve           (Mon, 15 November)

Day Itinerary

This morning you will go in search of the “Big 5” among other species on a morning game drive in an open safari vehicle accompanied by an English-speaking ranger.

Return to your lodge for breakfast.

This afternoon after lunch you will embark on your afternoon game drive in an open safari vehicle accompanied by an English-speaking ranger.

Return to your lodge in time to freshen up before dinner.

 

Basis

Full Board Plus - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities
All Local Brands (Spirits, Wine and Beers) Included

 

Day 5: Thornybush Game Lodge, Thornybush Game Reserve           (Tue, 16 November)

Day Itinerary

Enjoy of 2 safari activities per day

Basis

Full Board Plus - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities
All Local Brands (Spirits, Wine and Beers) Included

 

Day 6: Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel, Cape Town       (Wed, 17 November)

Cape Town

Cape Town is perched between the ocean and the mountain, with a national park as its heart, there is nowhere like Cape Town. Cape Town, the "Mother City", is the oldest city in South Africa Large numbers of tourists flock to Cape Town to enjoy this unique city with its fascinating history, interesting culture, natural beauty, award winning wines and laid back lifestyle. The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, one of the city's main tourist attractions, offers the visitor a unique shopping and holiday experience on a scenic working harbor. A visit to Cape Town is synonymous with a visit to the peninsula south of the city, and for good reason. With pristine white-sand beaches, hundreds of mountain trails, and numerous activities from surfing to paragliding to mountain biking, the accessibility, variety, and pure beauty of the great outdoors will keep nature lovers and outdoor adventurers occupied for hours, if not days.

Day Itinerary

After breakfast transfer to the Hoedspruit Airport for your flight to Cape Town 

 

Flight HDS/CPT

Upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport meet your driver for your transfer to the hotel.  

Rest of the day at leisure

 

Overnight: Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel, Cape Town       

Captivating visitors since 1899, Cape Town’s iconic resort hotel is a tranquil hideaway just moments from the city’s buzzing heart. Our 198 individually designed rooms and suites and a host of fabulous facilities appeal equally to romantic couples, families or adventurous groups. Stroll through our expansive gardens, take a tree tour or browse the outdoor sculpture exhibition. Discover the hotel’s history, art and culture on self-guided tours. Enjoy imaginative cuisine in our restaurants and soothing bliss at the spa. Just beyond our gates lies the pulsating city, with stunning beaches and historic hotspots moments away. Forever watching over the hotel is Table Mountain, another wondrous Cape Town landmark.

 

Superior Room

These inviting, cosy rooms are perfect for single travelers or for accompanying children. Each boasts a plush king-size or twin beds with luxury linens plus a writing desk and a marble bathroom.

 

Day 7: Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel, Cape Town           (Thu, 18 November)

Day Itinerary

Full Day Robben Island and City Tour of Cape Town

Experience all the must sees of Cape Town with this private tour following the history of Democracy in South Africa from the dark days of Apartheid to the spirit of Triumph felt so strongly today. Lunch at a local restaurant.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Robben Island
  • Bo-Kaap
  • South African Museum
  • Company Gardens
  • Castle of Good Hope
  • Table Mountain Cable Car

Duration 10hrs approx..

 

Day 8: Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel, Cape Town           (Fri, 19 November)

Day Itinerary

Full Day Cape Point and Peninsula Tour 

This awe-inspiring tour to the towering headland known as Cape Point encompasses magnificent beaches, breath taking views and picturesque coastal villages.

Lunch at a local restaurant included.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cape Town City
  • Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
  • Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
  • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

 

 

Day 9: Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel, Cape Town           (Sat, 20 November)

Day Itinerary

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. This region boasts great beauty, culture and is steeped in South African history.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cape Winelands
  • Stellenbosch
  • Franschoek
  • Paarl
  • 3 Wine Tastings
  • Lunch at local restaurant

 

Day 10:          End of Itinerary         (Sun, 21 November)

Day Itinerary

Check out from the hotel and transfer to Cape Town Airport.  

 

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516-294-8383