Overton Travel
Overton Travel

South africa

“aWAKEN TO A DIFFERENT WORLD”

OPTIONAL EXTENSION TO VICTORIA FALLS ADDED

Price Full Package:
(including flights from New York-JFK) $4,299* per person

Price for Land Only:
$3,299* per person

*Prices per person based on double room occupancy.

Single Room Supplement:
$750* per person

Dates:
August 19 - 29, 2020

Duration: 
10 days

Locations Visited: 
Cape Town
Pilanesberg National Park
Johannesburg

Accommodations:  
4 Star +

Deposit: 
$500 due by
October 30, 2019

Next Payment:
$1,500 due by
January 31, 2020

Final Payment:
Due by April 30, 2020

Travel Protection: 
$276 per person (double)
$353 per person (single)

Suggested Gratuity:
$175 per person

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.


Optional Victoria Falls Extension:
Dates:

August 28 - 31, 2020

Full Package with flights:
$1,999 per person, double occupancy

Single Room Supplement:
$250 per person

Travel Protection Supplement:
$142 per person
(single or double occupancy)

Suggested gratuity for tour guides and drivers:
$50 per person

Visa:
A visa is required for entry into Zimbabwe and can be obtained upon entry for $30.

Immunizations:
In addition to the Hepatitis A and Typhoid immunizations required for South Africa, you will need to take Malaria medication for Zimbabwe (Victoria Falls)


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

Zambezi River Sundowner Cruise

Zambezi River Sundowner Cruise

Cape Winelands

Cape Winelands

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

  • 19 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, August 19 – Fly to South Africa
Depart New York for your flight to Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town

Cape Town

DAY 2 - Thursday, August 20 – 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.  Dinner this evening will be in the hotel.

Hotel:  Southern Sun Waterfront
Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3 - Friday, August 21 – 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, August 22 – 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, August 23 – 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, Dinner

Safari Tour in South Africa

Safari Tour in South Africa

DAY 6 - Monday, August 24 – 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, August 25 – 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, August 26 – 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:  Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Melrose Arch
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9 - Thursday, August 27 – 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:  Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Melrose Arch
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 10 - Friday, August 28 – Soweto, Johannesburg – Depart South Africa
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

Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls

Optional Victoria Falls Extension

DAY 11 - Saturday, August 29 – Fly to Victoria Fall
Transfer to the airport for your morning flight to picturesque and thundering Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Falls are a little over a mile wide and 351 feet high, making them one-and-a-half times as wide and twice as high as Niagara Falls. Here, you can still encounter herds of buffalo and elephant on their way to the Zambezi River. This evening, experience the romance of Africa on the Zambezi River Sundowner Cruise. Relax onboard as you look for hippos, elephants, and buffalo that come to drink at the end of the day at the water's edge. Afterward, return to the hotel. Tonight, attend the Boma Dinner & Drum Show, an unforgettable dinner experience featuring dance performances, lively songs, and an interactive drumming show.

Hotel:  Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Wildlife in Africa

Wildlife in Africa

DAY 12 - Sunday, August 29, 2019 - Victoria Falls Guided Tour
This morning, take a guided tour of the Victoria Falls, one of the "Seven Natural Wonders of the World". The walking safari takes you through the magnificent rainforest to view the Cataracts, Livingstone's statue and a wide variety of birds and plants. The rest of the day is yours to discover this beautiful area independently.

Optional:  Market Shopping Tour - $18
Zimbabwe's culture, artwork and handicrafts. Enthusiastic shoppers in search of bargains can try their hand at the African system of 'barter-trade'. Visit open-air markets and a crochet hall where skilled artisans make lace by hand. Stroll through a variety of galleries and shops selling intricate wood carvings, stone sculptures, beaded jewelry and authentic African art. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.

Hotel:  Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
Meals: Breakfast

Zambezi River

Zambezi River

DAY 13 - Monday, August 30, 2019 - Depart Victoria Falls
Enjoy a leisurely morning, or awake early for the optional Victoria Falls Sunrise Walk through the luscious rainforest with your guide. Marvel at the spectacular Victoria Falls as the sun rises over the Zambezi River. After breakfast, transfer to the airport. Fly to Johannesburg and connect to your international departure flight this evening.

Optional: Victoria Falls Sunrise Walk - $60
Experience the magic of Victoria Falls on a guided sunrise walk. Begin with a hike through the luscious Victoria Falls rainforest and learn about the flora and fauna of the area. Your guide will also provide a brief history of the Falls as you walk along. Marvel at the spectacular Victoria Falls, the tallest waterfalls in the world, as the sun rises over the Zambezi River. Approximate tour duration is 1.5 hours.

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 14 - Tuesday, August 31 - Arrive in NYC
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