SOUTH AFRICA

26 DECEMBER 2020 - 3 JANUARY 2021

Deposit $100 per person.

Deposit due: Sep 10, 2019

Payment: $200/month beginning 10/10/19

Final payment due: August 10, 2020

Land Rate Only

Additional 3 day available

Flight pricing coming in Feb 2020

Pricing Starts From:

$1,988.00

per person

THE GETAWAY

SOUTH AFRICA 2020

DECEMBER 26, 2020 - JANUARY 3, 2021

TRAVEL DETAILS

About

Join us as we enjoy highlights of South Africa that include visiting Cape Town, Johannesburg, Soweto, Kruger National Park and so much more.

We will travel over the 2020 holiday that brings us into the 2021 new year. 

Requirement:

Itinerary At-A-Glance

Day 1 December 26: FLY NEW YORK TO JOHANNESBURG -Arrival & Check-in

Day 2 December 27: FLY JOHANNESBURG TO CAPE TOWN

Day 3 December 28: CAPE PENINSULA TOUR

Day 4 December 29: TABLE MOUNTAIN, MALAY QUARTERS & ROBBEN ISLAND / HALF DAY CAPE WINELANDS

Day 6 December 30: FLY CAPE TOWN TO JOHANNESBURG 

Day 7 December 31: PRIVATE GAME RESERVE WITH GAME DRIVES

Day 8 January 1: COACH  TO JOHANNEBSURG 

Day 9 January 2: SOWETO TOWNSHIP and APARTHEID MUSEUM

Day 10 January 3 (Package A): FLY JOHANNESBURG TO NY/NJ

 

Day 10 January 3 (Package B): SUNSET  DINNER CRUISE 

Day 11 January 4 (Package B): GUIDED TOUR OF VICTORIA FALLS / EVENING BOMA DINNER   

Day 12 January 5 (Package B): FLY JOHANNESBURG TO NEW YORK

PRICING DETAILS

Cost:

  • Flights, transfers, and insurance may be added on at cost.

  • Flights for this package are not included in the "Land Rates" pricing.

  • All flight information and prices will be available in February 2020.

  • Flight pricing will include all connections International and Domestic.

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Payment Details & Deadlines:

  • $100.00 deposit per person due by September 10, 2019.

  • Payments: $200 per month beginning 10/10/2019

  • Final Payment (Full Balance with / without flight):  Due: August 10, 2020

  • Non-Refundable: Initial $100 each, land/air deposit; 50%  land/air payment after March 10, 2020; 100% after September 25, 2020. 

  • Rates are subject to change until space is confirmed with deposit.

LSM Travel penalties*

            90 days or less prior to departure                                    100% non-refundable

 

Important Note: Cancellation penalties for some travel arrangements may differ from our general conditions. In this occurrence, you will be advised of these addendums at the time of confirmation or prior to any penalties becoming applicable and as soon as we are notified of these special conditions.

Package A

12/26/20 -1/3/21

$1,988 Land Rates

Package B

12/26/20 -1/6/21

$2,788 Land Rates

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

PREMIER HOTEL CAPE TOWN

The sophisticated Premier Hotel Cape Town is nestled at the base of Signal Hill and Table Mountain in the suburb of Sea Point. The area is alive with a 24-hour cosmopolitan vibe as well as closely located to some of the Cape’s natural wonders – perfect for those wanting to step out and explore the city. The rooms command spectacular views of both Table Mountain and the deep Atlantic Ocean. 

Bakubung Bush Lodge

Bakubung Bush Lodge, luxury accommodation set within the Pilanesberg Game Reserve, where a place of breath-taking beauty and serenity lies. Bakubung Bush Lodge is concealed within the rich expanses of the Pilanesberg National Park and offers you everything you need to get in touch with the bush.

Crowne Plaza Hotel The Rosebank

Crowne Plaza Johannesburg - The Rosebank offers a selection of 24 suites all with spacious separate lounge areas and large workspace. The suites offer lofty views of verdant Rosebank. Great sleep, elegant guestrooms. Luxurious Bedding. An IHG® hotel. Business travel friendly.  Amenities: Business Ready Services, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Full Gym, Fresh Meal Options.

What IS Included:

  • Moderate to First Class (3 & 4 Star) hotel accommodation as per itinerary based on twin share

  • All transfers and transportation is by private, luxury air-conditioned coach with driver/guide (Any individuals travelling outside the group arrangement must organize or pay own transportation)

  • Arrival Meet & Greet guide assistance, Local guiding for most services. Departure guide assistance

  • Sightseeing and admissions as per the itinerary

  • Local taxes on accommodation and sightseeing tours,

  • Meals as indicated on itinerary (B-full breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)

  • Hotel porterage

  • All airfares, departure taxes & fuel surcharges, Seat Selection (will be added later)

  • Personal items

  • Airport porterage

  • Meals unless listed in itinerary

  • Tips & Gratuities

  • Early check-in & late check out of rooms (standard check-in time is 2pm and check out 10am)

  • Travel Insurance

  • Visa/passport handling fees

What IS NOT Included:

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S.AFRICA CULTURE AND WILDLIFE AUGUST 2020

Dec 26 FLY NEW YORK TO JOHANNESBURG

SA 204 departing at 11:15 a.m. and arriving at 8:05 a.m. + 1 day

Dec 27 FLY JOHANNESBURG TO CAPE TOWN

SA 323 departing at 9:55 a.m. and arriving at 12:05 p.m.

  • Upon arrival in Cape Town, your local guide will be at the airport and a private coach and driver will transfer the group to your hotel.

  • Accommodation: Premier Hotel Cape Town (3 nights)

  • The sophisticated Premier Hotel Cape Town is nestled at the base of Signal Hill and Table Mountain in the suburb of Sea Point. The rooms command spectacular views of both Table Mountain and the deep Atlantic Ocean.


Dec 28 CAPE PENINSULA TOUR   (BD)

  • Passing the Cape's lovely beaches, enjoy a Seal Island cruise at Hout Bay, drive along the breathtaking Chapman's Peak Drive and arrive at the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, home to mountain zebra, eland and ostriches..

  • The Funicular ride to the top is additional cost. Some passengers may prefer to walk and stretch their legs.

  • On the return visit the penguins & the naval port of Simon's Town before returning to your hotel.

  • Dinner tonight at Gold Restaurant

  • Gold Restaurant will take you on a taste safari from Cape Malay to African cuisine – from Cape Town to Timbuktu. Start your evening with an interactive Djembe drumming session which will get you in tune with our African rhythms and songs for the rest of the night.  Sit down at your table in one of the beautiful inner city courtyards surrounded by ancient trees and history. A set 15 course menu consisting of Cape Malay cuisine and African cuisine will be served to you by one of the beautifully adorned staff who will explain each dish to you and from which African country the dish originates from.

Dec 29 TABLE MOUNTAIN, MALAY QUARTERS & ROBBEN ISLAND (B)      

  • This morning enjoy a cable car ride up Table Mountain (weather permitting). Drive by Parliament, City Hall & the Slave Lodge.

  • Visit the Malay Quarter and its dynamic museum. Discover the unique culture, lifestyle and personality of the Cape Muslim Community and their contribution to South Africa’s development. Enjoy a diamond workshop tour and then have Free time for Lunch (OWN COST) at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

  • Embark on a 3 hour cruise and tour of Robben Island, walking in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela with your local guide.

  • HALF DAY CAPE WINELANDS            

  • Tour the Winelands of Franschhoek and Stellenbosch and view the Huguenot Monument in Franschhoek. On to Stellenbosch for a look at this historic town, a cellar tour and wine tasting.

  • Lunch is included today at a Winelands estate.


Dec 30 FLY CAPE TOWN TO JOHANNESBURG

SA 316 820A / 1015A      (BD)

  • You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to J’Berg Airport.

  • On arrival you will be met and transferred to your Game Lodge.

  • Enjoy early morning or late afternoon game drives each day in search of the 'Big 5' with an expert guide.

  • On arrival enjoy an afternoon Game Drive (time permitting).

  • Accommodation:  Bakabung Game lodge (2 nights) 

  • Bakubung Bush Lodge lies within the world-famous game-rich Pilanesberg National Park. This beautifully appointed luxury Lodge takes its name from the local word, Bakubung, which means “People of the Hippo.” Bakubung offers visitors ample opportunity to enjoy the surrounding pristine bush whether you’re relaxing on your private balcony or out on a game drive with the Lodge’s expert guides. Relax poolside during the heat of the day as you watch the wildlife saunter to and from the nearby watering hole. Unwind in the peaceful Bakubung Spa(extra cost) or challenge fellow visitors to a game of volleyball. Come evening the starlit boma is the perfect spot to socialise fireside and relive your Big 5 sightings.

  • Pilanesberg National Park is a certified malaria-free game area.

 

Dec 31 PRIVATE GAME RESERVE WITH GAME DRIVES      (BD)

  • We set off before breakfast in open safari vehicles in search of lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard, and all manner of wondrous wildlife, birds and plants besides. Head back to the Lodge for a hearty breakfast and then later this afternoon head out into the bush again for an afternoon Game drive.

  • Pilanesberg National Park is set within the crater of an ancient volcano, formed 1.2 billion years ago by overflowing magma. The landscape and rock formations we see today are the enduring reminders of this magnificent occurrence. Only 2 hours drive from Johannesburg ( and 10 minutes from Sun City) Pilanesberg National Park exists in a transition zone between the dryness of the Kalahari and the wet Lowveld vegetation. This rich transitional zone attracts an incredible variety of game animals, flora and fauna that are not often found living side by side. Virtually all of the animal species native to southern Africa can be found here, including the Big 5, wild dog, Roan, Tsessebe, Sable antelope and more than 360 species of bird.

  • Enjoy a Bush/Boma Dinner during your stay.(Weather permitting).

  • The experience of dining in a spectacular setting under the African night sky make for an unmatchable feast.

Itinerary

 

Jan 01 COACH  TO JOHANNEBSURG     (B)

  • A leisurely breakfast at the Lodge after your early morning Game drive. Then journey by coach to Johannesburg.

  • Accommodation: Crowne Plaza hotel, Johannesburg   (2 nights)


Jan 02 SOWETO TOWNSHIP and APARTHEID MUSEUM            (BLD)

  • Today we take you through the streets of the sprawling township of Soweto, scene of the tragic riots of 1976. Despite crowded, chaotic conditions, there’s a tangible sense of community in these neighborhoods, which the ordered, walled suburbs lack.  Few who venture into this other Johannesburg are unmoved by what they witness. Lunch at Sakhumzi’s restaurant

  • Apartheid museum

  • Apartheid was dismantled more than a decade ago but its horror lives on, in a stark white building in Johannesburg. This inspiring journey from the dark days of "whites only" privilege, through to Nelson Mandela's historic release, is one you're unlikely to forget in a hurry.

  • Dinner at local restaurant in Nelson Mandela Square


Jan 03 FLY JOHANNESBURG TO NY/NJ or VIC FALLS (Optional)    BD

  • Transfer to the airport for your flight. On arrival in Victoria Falls you will be transferred to your lodge. (PACKAGE A)

  •  ARRIVE HOME (PACKAGE A)

  • SUNSET  DINNER CRUISE (PACKAGE B)

  • Later this afternoon, put your feet up, sip a sundowner as the light gently fades, and let our tranquil wildlife cruise float you along the Zambezi River above the Falls. You’ll have the finest vantage point from which to watch hippo, crocodiles and other animals which come down to the river’s edge in the early evening, to slake their thirst. You’re in the first-class seats, while you’re sipping your cocktail and enjoying Dinner (included in your cruise), watch the sun set on this piece of African paradise.

  • Accommodation: Vic Falls Safari Lodge  (2 Nights) (PACKAGE B)


Jan 04 GUIDED TOUR OF VICTORIA FALLS (BD) (PACKAGE B)

  • When Doctor David Livingstone first saw the Falls in November 1865 he was in the company of two local tribesmen who showed him this Mighty Wonder of the World. This site today is a world heritage site with the largest curtain of falling water on the planet, also known as “The Smoke that Thunders” (Mosi-oa-Tunya). The entire width of the fall is 1 700m, so some walking is expected on this trip. Clients get the same feeling as one of our professional guides take them on this guided tour to see all the best viewpoints over these spectacular waterfalls.

  • Your afternoon is at leisure to relax.

  • EVENING BOMA DINNER

  • The Boma in Victoria Falls nestles in a Gusu Forest and is partly open to the spectacular African night skies. Guests are welcomed with a traditional greeting in the local languages, Shona and Ndebele. The guests are then dressed in ‘chitenges’ (traditional robes) and prepared to enter the main enclosure. A feast of nightly entertainment incorporates Amakwezi traditional dancers, a local story teller and a witch doctor.  The Boma is a celebration of the continents tastes, vibrant song, dance & time-honored customs, so prepare yourself for a nights feast of fabulous food and cultural entertainment.

 

Jan05 FLY JOHANNESBURG TO NEW YORK (PACKAGE B) SA 203 departing at 9:00 p.m. and arriving at 6:40 a.m. + 1 day       (B)

  • The morning is at leisure for last minute shopping. This afternoon you will be taken to the airport for your flight home.


Jan 06 ARRIVE HOME (PACKAGE B)

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

PASSPORT & VISA INFORMATION*: