Overton Travel
Overton Travel

EXCLUSIVE TRIP: Limited to only 20 people

“Great trip, full of activities. Hotels were great with good accommodations.”
- Lois S.

South africa


Miracles of the eastern cape

 

Price: 
Full Package
(including flight from New York-JFK)
$4,599*

Land Only
$3,499*

Single Room Supplement:
$850

Dates:
December 4 - 14, 2019

Duration: 
11 days

Locations Visited: 
Johannesburg
Greater Addo National Park
Port Elizabeth
Haga Haga

Accommodations:  
4 Star +

Deposit: 
$500 due by
March 15, 2019

Next Payment:
$1,500 due by
June 15, 2019

Final Payment:
Due by September 15, 2019

Travel Protection: 
$319 per person (double)
$353 per person (single)

*Prices per person based on double room occupancy

 

INCLUDES

  • Round trip non-stop flights from New York - Johannesburg (Other departure cities available)

  • Intra-South Africa flights Johannesburg - Port Elizabeth and East London - 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

  • Most meals

HIGHLIGHTS

  • EXPERIENCE the majesty of the Eastern Cape coastline, traditional villages, historical settler towns and a safari at the world-famous Greater Addo Park

  • ENJOY world-class food and wine throughout the trip with scheduled lunch stops at interesting and unusual places

  • MEET local people touched by the lives and legacy of our home-grown miracles and learn from their stories

  • SEE the largest ever discovery of hominid remains in the world, guided by one of the archaeologists that found them in the Cradle of Humankind

  • VISIT the homes and legacy of South Africa’s ‘miracles’: Steven Biko, Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu and Chief Makana with highly informed, certified guides who were also born in the area

 

south Africa FAQs

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

Money:
South African Rand (ZAR)

Weather:
December Avg Temp
70 - 85 Degrees

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

flight schedule

Airline: South African Airways

Departure
Dec 4 SA Flight # 204
JFK - JNB
10:40AM - 8:15AM Dec 5

Return
Dec 13 SA Flight # 203
JNB - JFK
9:40PM - 6:40AM  Dec 14 

 

itinerary

DAY 1 - Wednesday, December 4 - Depart for South Africa

Depart on your overnight flight to South Africa

Nelson Mandela Square

Nelson Mandela Square

DAY 2 - Thursday, December 5 - Arrive in Johannesburg

Upon arrival into Johannesburg, transfer with your driver and guide to the Thaba Eco Hotel in Kibler Park.

Rest of day at leisure 

Meals: None
Hotel: Thaba Eco Hotel

DAY 3 -  Friday, December 6 - Port Elizabeth

Back to OR Tambo airport for morning flight to Port Elizabeth. On arrival meet your guide, Velile Ndlumbini. From here you will be driven to the colonial luxury of The Elephant House where you will be staying for the next two nights. Enjoy a half day (Afternoon & Evening) guided safari in the Greater Addo (formerly the Addo National Park). Both lunch and dinner will be enjoyed at The Elephant House today.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Hotel: The Elephant House

Elephants

Elephants

DAY 4 - Saturday, December 7 - Paterson

Spend a leisurely morning relaxing at The Elephant House or choose to have an extra game drive if you wish (at your own expense). After lunch at the hotel you will be taken to the nearby private reserve of Schotia, where you will enjoy over 5 hours of game drives followed by dinner.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Hotel: The Elephant House

Oceana Game Reserve

Oceana Game Reserve

DAY 5 - Sunday, December 8 - Port Alfred

Cross the Great Fish River onto Grahamstown, now known as Makhanda where you will go on a walking tour of this beautifully preserved Victorian settler town. Lunch at My Pond Hotel in Port Alfred, followed by a relaxing river cruise on the Kowie River. Transfer onwards to Oceana Game Reserve, your lodging for the night. You have an evening Game Drive organised before a dinner at the lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Hotel: Oceana Game Reserve

DAY 6 - Monday, December 9 - Haga Haga

Visit the birth and resting place of the great Steve Biko. You will experience his legacy at the Steve Biko Foundation, a community development organisation; followed by lunch at Man Buy and Braai. After lunch you will have an opportunity to browse the Afro Child and Amatola Craft Hub and other Craft outlets. Then onto your hotel for the next 2 nights the, Miarestate Hotel in Haga Haga on the Wild Coast.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Hotel: Miarestate Hotel

African Village

African Village

DAY 7 - Tuesday, December 10 - Haga Haga

Get a glimpse of Xhosa life this morning at the Ngxingxolo Cultural Village followed by lunch as part of this special Xhosa Experience tour. Rest of afternoon at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Hotel: Miarestate Hotel

Lunch on the Wild Coast

Lunch on the Wild Coast

DAY 8 - Wednesday, December 11 - East London / Johannesburg

Transfer from the hotel to East London Airport for flight to Johannesburg. Return to Thaba Eco Hotel for lunch and an afternoon of relaxation. Tonight’s dinner will be at the Arthouse, in the bohemian downtown suburb of Newton following by a show at The Market Theatre.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Hotel: Thaba Eco Hotel

DAY 9 - Thursday, December 12 - Kibler Park

Visit the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. Includes the impressive Skerkfontien Caves, famous for their globally acclaimed fossils, and the Maropeng Visitors Centre, an award winning, world-class exhibition centre, focusing on the development of humankind.

Here you will meet Dr Lindsay Hunter, biological anthropologist. Lunch at The Oaks Restaurant then return to the hotel and get ready for dinner and show this evening.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Hotel: Thaba Eco Hotel

Children in Soweto

Children in Soweto

DAY 10 - Friday, December 13 - Soweto

Breakfast at the hotel and then checkout. Enjoy a busy morning visiting Soweto’s most famous street, Vilakazi Street (home to both Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu). A light lunch and shopping before an afternoon transfer to OR Tambo airport for your overnight flight home.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

DAY 11 - Saturday, December 14 - Return to the US

Arrive in the US