Overton Travel
Overton Travel

South africa

 

Price Full Package:
(including flights from New York-JFK) $4,879 per person

Price for Land Only:
$3,779 per person

*Prices per person based on double room occupancy.

Single Room Supplement:
$750* per person

Dates:
October 21 – 31, 2020

Duration: 
10 days

Locations Visited: 
Cape Town
Pilanesberg National Park
Johannesburg

Accommodations:  
4 Star +

Deposit: 
$400 due by
September 30, 2019

Monthly Payments:
$408 (double) or $476 (single)
due the 15th of the month October 2019 – August 2020

Final Payment:
Due by August 15, 2020

Travel Protection: 
Included in price

Suggested Gratuity:
Included in price

Visa:
No visa is required for US citizens traveling to South Africa.

Immunizations:
Recommended immunizations are Hepatitis A and Typhoid. Immunizations should be taken at least 4 – 6 weeks prior to the trip.


south Africa FAQs

Time Zone:
South African Standard Time (GMT +2)

Money:
South African Rand (ZAR)

Weather:
Aug Avg Temp
50 - 65 Degrees

Language:
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu, and several other official languages

Flight Schedule:
Will be Available in late October 2019

Tribes in Africa

Tribes in Africa

Wildlife in Africa

Wildlife in Africa

Cape Winelands

Cape Winelands

Soweto

Soweto

Hector Pieterson Museum

Hector Pieterson Museum

Street Arts in South Africa

Street Arts in South Africa

with Emmanuel Baptist Church

INCLUDES

  • Round trip flights from New York - JFK (Other departure cities available)

  • Intra-South Africa flight Cape Town to Johannesburg

  • 8 nights deluxe accommodations

  • English speaking guides throughout

  • All transportation (as noted in itinerary) by modern private air-conditioned vehicles

  • 4 safari game drives in open vehicles

  • All entrance fees

  • 20 meals

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Robben Island tour to see where Nelson Mandela and other anti-Apartheid activists were imprisoned

  • Langa Township tour to get an up close and personal look at life of Black South Africans living in the outskirts of Cape Town

  • Cape Peninsula tour to explore beautiful Cape Town and the southernmost tip of the African continent

  • Cape Winelands tour to taste South Africa’s famous wines

  • Table Mountain tour for amazing views of Cape Town

  • Safari game drives at a luxury private game reserve to witness wildlife in the bush

  • Soweto tour including the Apartheid Museum and Nelson Mandela House to learn about the turbulent history of Apartheid

itinerary

Day 1 – Wednesday, October 21 – Fly to South Africa
Depart New York for your flight to Cape Town, South Africa  

Cape Town

Cape Town

Day 2 – Thursday, October 22 – Arrive in Cape Town
After completing airport formalities transfer from Cape Town Airport to hotel with driver and guide. Remainder of the afternoon is at leisure.  Welcome Dinner this evening will be in the hotel.

Hotel:  Southern Sun Waterfront
Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 – Friday, October 23 – Cape Town
Full Day Table Mountain and Cape Peninsula Tour:  This morning you will head to the majestic Table Mountain (weather permitting). Table Mountain is the most iconic landmark of South Africa.  It is also the country’s most photographed attraction and its famous cable car has taken millions of people to its top. Table Mountain has become the single most welcoming icon to not only South Africans, but travelers from all over the world.

Table Mountain

Table Mountain

Next, you will along the Cape Peninsula to behold some of the most beautiful scenery you’ll ever set your eyes on. Drive past the pristine beaches of Camps Bay, Clifton and Llandudno – currently one of the hottest real estates in the world – to Hout Bay, a functioning harbor and heart of the local crayfish industry.  After a stop for lunch at a local restaurant, it’s on to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, where you are able to ride the Funicular (own account) to the scenic viewing point where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet. The spectacular sea and mountain views are reason enough to make the trip from Cape Town. Amid the rocky landscape – home to mountain zebra, eland, baboons and ostriches – blooms magnificent Cape flora.

This evening dinner will be a wonderful cultural experience at Gold Restaurant.

Hotel:  Southern Sun Waterfront
Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Stellenbosch Town Centre

Stellenbosch Town Centre

Day 4 – Saturday, October 24 – Cape Town
Full Day Cape Winelands Tour:  Travel through the spectacular mountain scenery and lush fertile valleys of the Cape. Taste a mixture of fascinating history and allow yourself to indulge in the pleasures of the renowned Cape Winelands.

Visit Stellenbosch, 45 minutes away from Cape Town, a picturesque village with an interesting history and heritage.  Here we will have a wine tasting a beautiful wine estate.  Walk about Stellenbosch town centre visiting the village museum and famous Dorp Street, renown for beauty and tranquility.  Dorp Street displays some of the most precious Cape Dutch colonial houses kept in superb condition. Next, its on to Franschhoek village where we’ll have a second wine tasting and gourmet lunch in the village center or wine estate.

Hotel:  Southern Sun Waterfront
Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch

Robin Island Lighthouse

Robin Island Lighthouse

Day 5 – Sunday, October 25 – Cape Town
Full Day Township and Robben Island Tour:  A morning Township tour followed by an afternoon visit to Robben Island, infamous site of Nelson Mandela’s incarceration.

This tour looks at the current social and economic situation faced by those living in Township communities, it also looks at current development programs aimed at improving the lives of people living in these communities.  We will visit a Township Gospel Church and experience their Praise and Worship period.  Then we will take a walk through the Township to learn about life in the community. 

You’ll have time for a quick lunch (on own account) at the waterfront before boarding the ferry to Robben Island.

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela

Robben Island is a world heritage site, perhaps best known for the incarceration of anti-Apartheid leaders, including the late Nelson Mandela.  The Robben Island visit includes a return ferry ride, a guided tour of Robben Island and the prison including Nelson Mandela’s cell.  The prison tour will be given by former political prisoners.

Dinner this evening will be at Lelapa in Langa Township.

Hotel:  Southern Sun Waterfront
Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Safari Tour in South Africa

Safari Tour in South Africa

Day 6 – Monday, October 26 – Cape Town to Pilanesberg
Transfer from hotel to Cape Town Airport for flight to Johannesburg early this morning. On arrival transfer by motorcoach (2-3 hours) to Pilanesberg National Park with driver and guide, arriving by late afternoon.  In the evening you will go on your first safari game drive in search of the “Big 5”.
Includes: All meals, teas & snacks and two daily safari activities.

Hotel:  Ivory Tree Game Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 – Tuesday, October 27 – Pilanesberg
Safari Lodge Stay:  Full day at the lodge. Enjoy two included safari game drives or relax in the lodge.

Hotel:  Ivory Tree Game Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Wildlife in Africa

Wildlife in Africa

Day 8 – Wednesday, October 28 – Return to Johannesburg
Morning game drive and breakfast at the lodge. Checkout, transfer from lodge to Johannesburg hotel with driver & guide. Short stop for shopping enroute to Johannesburg. Rest of day is at leisure.

Hotel:  Radisson Blu Gautrain
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 – Thursday, October 29 – Soweto, Johannesburg
Full day Soweto Tour:  After breakfast depart for a full day Soweto Tour including Mandela House and the Hector Pieterson Museum.  Enjoy lunch at Sakhumzi Restaurant in the heart of Soweto.

Apartheid Museum

Apartheid Museum

Hotel:  Radisson Blu Gautrain
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10 – Friday, October 30 –Soweto, Johannesburg – Depart for New York
Apartheid Museum Tour:  Breakfast at the hotel and then checkout. Embark on a full day Apartheid Museum tour with driver and guide. Lunch at Chez Alina.  Transfer to the airport for your evening flight home.

If you are continuing on to the Optional Victoria Falls extension you will be transferred to your hotel near OR Tambo airport for an overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11 – Saturday, October 31 – Arrive Home

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