The Itinerary for the 13 Day “Heart of South Africa” Tour (With Optional Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe Extension)
August 2-14, 2017
All Inclusive Price: $5,279 from JFK, NY. (Price based on minimum of 16 passengers) Land-only price: $3,875.00
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Price of this “Heart of South Africa” Tour includes: Airfare & US & Int’l Departure taxes ($544), All Gratuities ($175), hotels, On average 2 meals daily (sometimes 3, sometimes 1), all entry fees, and gratuities. Sign-up deadline: November 20, 2016. Early bird discount of $150 by 9/15/16; $100 by 10/15/16; $90 by 11/15/19, $80 by 12/15/16, $70 by 1/15/17, $60 by 1/15/17, and $50 by 3/15/17. Note: The tour price is based on a minimum of 16 passengers.
This spectacular and extensive South Africa tour features time in Johannesburg, a visit to the Gold Reef City Mine, Kruger Park (Safari tour in 4 x 4 jeeps), Cape Town, Cape Point, Seal Island, Table Mountain, Cango Ostrich Farm, Knysna Elephant Park, the Tsitsikamma National Park, and much more. Dr. DeLancey will serve as you tour host. You will enjoy devotional and worship times each day.
DAY 1 – WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2: DEPART U.S.A.
Tour members meet for our flight to Johannesburg via Eu-rope, where we will change planes for our connecting flight on to Johannesburg, South Africa. Sit-back, relax and enjoy the on-board flight service and prepare for the journey of a lifetime Africa tour!
DAY 2 – THURSDAY, AUGUST 3: IN FLIGHT TO JOHANNESBURG
We change planes in Europe for our flight to Johannesburg, South Africa.
DAY 3 – FRIDAY, AUGUST 4: JOHANNESBURG
We arrive in Johannesburg in the morning and are met and assisted by our English-speaking tour escort who will be with us our whole tour. We then tour Lesedi Cultural Village, and enjoy an included lunch. In the afternoon, we drive to our hotel for overnight in Johannesburg. (L)
DAY 4 – SATURDAY, AUGUST 5: GOLD REEF CITY MINE TOUR, FLY TO NELSPRUIT, KRUGER PARK
Breakfast at hotel, check out and transfer with English-speaking guide to Gold Reef City for Heritage tour including the story of gold, an underground mine tour and gold pour (mine regulations apply, see box for information). After our tour, we transfer to OR Tambo airport for flight to Nelspruit. Upon arrival in Nelspruit, we are met and assisted by our English-speaking local guide and we transfer to our hotel in Hazyview area. Dinner and overnight are at our hotel in the Kruger Park area. (B,D)
DAY 5 – SUNDAY, AUGUST 6: KRUGER PARK SAFARI
We wake-up early this morning for a full-day open 4×4 vehicle safari with English-speaking park rangers. We have a packed breakfast from the hotel to enjoy along the way or later in the park. After breakfast, we continue on the game drive. In the afternoon, we stop for a picnic lunch then con-tinue on the safari. The rangers drop off our group back at our hotel in late afternoon. Dinner and overnight are in the Kruger Park area. (B,L,D)
DAY 6 – MONDAY, AUGUST 7: KRUGER PARK SAFARI, FLY TO CAPE TOWN
We’re up early again this morning for a 3-hr pre-breakfast game drive in open 4×4 vehicles with English-speaking rang-ers. We return to our hotel for breakfast, check-out and transfer with our guide to Nelspruit airport for our short early afternoon flight to Cape Town. Upon arrival in Cape Town in the late afternoon, we meet our English-speaking guide and transfer to our hotel for overnight in Cape Town. (B)
DAY 7 – TUESDAY, AUGUST 8: CAPE POINT, SEAL ISLAND CRUISE
This morning we enjoy breakfast at the hotel. We then have a full-day tour of Cape Point and Peninsula including a seal island cruise in Hout Bay (weather permitting). We take a scenic drive along Chapmans Peak (conditions permitting). We travel to Cape Point with a funicular railway ride, and enjoy lunch here. We then visit the penguins at Boulders Beach. In the late afternoon, we return to our hotel. Our bus picks us up in the evening for transfer to a local restaurant for dinner. After dinner, we transfer back to our hotel for overnight in Cape Town. (B,L,D)
DAY 8 – WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9: TABLE MOUNTAIN, WINERY TOUR, STELLEBOSCH
After breakfast at our hotel, we check out and depart with our guide to Table Mountain, including a return cable car ticket (weather permitting). Then we continue to the wine-lands area for a winery tour with lunch and wine tasting at an estate in the Stellenbosch area. In the late afternoon, we check into our hotel in Stellenbosch. Dinner is on our own (not included) and overnight is in Stellenbosch. (B,L)
DAY 9 – THURSDAY, AUGUST 10: OUDTSHOORN, CANGO OSTRICH FARM
After an early breakfast, we check-out of our hotel and transfer with our guide to Oudtshoorn. When we arrive in Oudtshoorn, we take a tour of an ostrich farm, an enjoy an included lunch here. Afterwards, we check into our hotel for dinner and over-night in Oudtshoorn. (B,L,D)
DAY 10 – FRIDAY, AUGUST 11: CANGO CAVES, KNYSNA
After breakfast at our hotel, we check-out and transfer to Cango Caves for our tour standard. After our tour, we drive to Knysna by way of the Outeniqua pass. Upon arrival in Knysna, we enjoy lunch at one of the restaurants. The re-mainder of the afternoon is free time at leisure to explore the area. Dinner is on our own (not included). Overnight is in Knysna. (B,L)
DAY 11 – SATURDAY, AUGUST 12: KNYSNA ELEPHANT PARK, TSITSIKAMMA NATIONAL PARK
We enjoy breakfast at our hotel this morning and then visit Knysna Elephant Park for an interactive tour. Then we continue to Tsitsikamma National Park, including lunch and free time to explore at the mouth of Storms River. In the late afternoon/early evening, we drive back to Knysna. We enjoy a Farewell Dinner tonight at our hotel and overnight is in Knysna. (B,L,D)
DAY 12 – SUNDAY, AUGUST 13: FLY TO JOHANNESBURG, DEPART FOR U.S.A.
Breakfast this morning is at our hotel. We then check out and transfer to George airport for our flight back to Johannesburg. Upon arrival in Johannesburg, we make our connection to our in-ternational flight home this evening. Those taking the op-tional extension will transfer to our nearby hotel for dinner and overnight. (B)
DAY 13 – MONDAY, AUGUST 14: ARRIVE IN U.S.A.
We arrive in the U.S.A. today at the end of a wonderful tour exploring South Africa.
OPTIONAL VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE EXTENSION
$1340.00 per person (double occupancy)
(based on a minimum of 8 passengers)
Price includes: air taxes & gratuities
DAY 13 – MONDAY, AUGUST 14: FLY TO VICTORIA FALLS
After breakfast at the hotel, we make our way to the airport for our morning flight to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Upon arrival in Victoria Falls, we are met and transferred to our nearby hotel for check-in. We enjoy leisure time to have lunch (not included) and to relax until our sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. Dinner is on our own (not included) and overnight is in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. (B)
DAY 14 – TUESDAY, AUGUST 15: VICTORIA FALLS
After breakfast at our hotel, we have a guided tour of the falls. We then enjoy lunch at leisure (not included). In the after-noon, we’ll take a short drive to visit the Mpisis village, home to the Matabele people. Here we have the opportunity to interact with local villagers in their daily lives. We can see rural life first-hand, visit homes, see people tending their fields, and possibly get the chance to help in some of their day-to-day chores. Note: this is not a tourism village, but a fully functional rural village, tourists are welcome at the Headman’s discretion. Dinner is on your own (not included) and overnight is in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. (B)
DAY 15 – WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16: FLY TO JOHANNESBURG, DEPART FOR U.S.A.
We have breakfast at our hotel, check out, and have some time at leisure until our transfer to the airport for our flight back to Jo-hannesburg. Upon arrival in Johannesburg in the afternoon, we make our way to international departures and check in for your flight back home. (B)
DAY 16 – THURSDAY, AUGUST 17: ARRIVE IN U.S.A.
We arrive in the U.S.A. today at the end of a wonderful tour ex-ploring South Africa.
*While we do our very best at making sure all items listed in your itinerary are included, there are times when conditions beyond our control affect your program/itinerary, including but not limited to air carrier changes, delays, weather, political cli-mate, time constraints, or changes by your tour leader and tour guide.
IMPORTANT: Please note for Kruger Park visit: it is in a malaria area. All travelers should take necessary precau-tions and consult with their physician prior to traveling to South Africa. Shots are recommended.
(B)-Breakfast (L)-Lunch (D)-Dinner