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Southern Africa Family Safari - Semi Customized

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Southern Africa is the perfect family safari with something for all. You will experience the majestic Table Mountain, the penguins at boulders beach, cheetah at Spier, lions, elephants, leopard and more on safari and end it all with the beautiful Victoria Falls.

Day-by-day itinerary

Day 1 Cape Town: Cape Grace Hotel
Arrive into Cape Town, where you will be met by an AfricaTours representative and escorted to your hotel. A unique setting on its own promontory surrounded by water on three sides means that all rooms open onto views of Table Mountain, the yacht marina or a working harbor. Unpretentious luxury and service as an art and honor to dispense. . . Guests are welcomed into a world of quiet and calm comfort, which invites you to be yourself. Cape Grace offers a wide choice of accommodation. All guest rooms and suites are air-conditioned, have separate dressing rooms, walk in showers, separate toilets, double vanities, cable TV, direct dial telephone and generous lounge areas. One.waterfront Restaurant at the Cape Grace has spectacular views of Table Mountain, the restaurant features creative, imaginative and modern food with a distinct South African influence, reflecting the high quality and cutting edge style at Cape Grace. . Enjoy a cocktail or 35 year old single malt scotch at Cape Grace’s Bascule Bar. Situated on the water's edge, the elegantly decorated Bascule Bar overlooks a bustling yacht marina. Bascule's smooth, sleek and minimalist use of warm burgundies, rich blues and lighting charms both the conservative and chic sets. The unique bar boasts whiskies from Scotland to the USA to Japan. With a whisky collection of over 360 malts, this sophisticated bar host’s intimate whisky tastings weekly, for up to 6 people. Bascule Bar offers al fresco dining for lunch and dinner. The hotel has a 15-meter swimming pool, complimentary access to the nearby health club, business and secretarial services, gift shop, and 24-hour room service, underground parking and conference center. Cape Grace family stays include coloring & activities book - designed by a local artist, the book takes children on a journey through Cape Town, starting and ending at Cape Grace and highlighting the best spots to visit. Story time in the library every evening at 6:00 pm, a selection of children's videos and DVD's, books and games, Cartoon Network and Animal Planet.

Day 2 Cape Town: Cape Grace Hotel (BL)
Enjoy a full day private tour of the beautiful Cape Peninsular, as this is a private tour, flexibility is the key. Highlights of the tour will include time in Hout Bay, once a fishing community and now a thriving residential area, a drive over dramatic Chapman’s Peak (PROVIDED THAT IT IS OPEN) with a 200 meter drop on one side and a 200 meter rise on the other. Enjoy a visit to Fishoek beach the Jackass penguin colony at Boulders Beach just outside of Simonstown, Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope, and the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Enjoy lunch at Black Marlin.  A camellia-decked garden leads into a beautiful old house with lovely views of False Bay for lazy days or evenings gorging on seafood.  The Black Marlin has an impressive wine list with sparkling wine by the glass and auction wines as features, and a menu boasting coconut prawn tempura, Knysna oysters, mussels in Madeira wine sauce, kingklip on the spit, seafood platters, crayfish thermidor, LM prawns and lubbers’ fare like ostrich steaks and carpetbagger fillet.  There are pasta dishes too. Lunch has been pre-paid, in some instances there may be a surcharge for certain dishes – drinks are not included. You will be arriving between 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to allow for some flexibility.

Day 3 Cape Town: Cape Grace Hotel (BL)
Today journey on a private tour of the famous Spier Wine Estate & Cheetah project & a visit to Robben Island in the afternoon. The Cape Winelands is not only about wine, this is an area of remarkable beauty, incredible history, fantastic and unique architecture, the vineyards in the area and the wine tasting just is an additional benefit. Enjoy a visit to Spier Wine Estate & Village; Spier is especially interesting to children as Spier offers much more than cellar tours and wine tasting. They have a cheetah park and equestrian center, a farm stall, a beautiful lake with an exquisite deli nearby for lakeside picnics, an amphitheatre for shows and concerts, and then The Village, filled with lovely shops, restaurants and entertainment facilities. Spier has made land available to a group of hand-raised cheetahs in the care of the Cheetah Outreach Program. Learn more about these incredible cats from a distance, or get up close and personal and even step inside the enclosure. Entrance donations help fund the Cheetah Outreach Program. Spier Eagle Encounter at Spier in Stellenbosch: Founded in December 2001 by Hank & Tracy Chalmers, Eagle Encounters is a bird of prey rehabilitation, education, conservation and eco-tourism center. Eagle Encounters is not a zoo and our birds do not live in cages. Take a stroll through our ‘weathering area’ where you can openly view the largest, smallest, strongest, fastest and cheekiest… Daily Falcon / Hawk Release Training. Enjoy lunch at Moyo. Moyo at Spier is an unforgettable outdoor dining experience that captures the essence of our unique Cape African culture. A fusion of modern sophisticated décor and distinctly African flavored dishes create an inspiring culinary affair. Relax and enjoy the spectacular vistas while you are treated to our own colorful brand of Cape African hospitality. The outdoor restaurant serves an extensive buffet menu as rich and exciting as the many diverse cultures we draw from. Live performers will entertain you to indigenous theatre, dance, opera and traditional storytelling from noon until midnight. Young visitors (under 12) are also welcome as we offer exciting programmers on ecology, drumming workshops, African storytelling and so much more! Lunch has been pre-paid, in some instances there may be a surcharge for certain dishes – drinks are not included. You will be arriving between 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to allow for some flexibility. After lunch you will return to Cape Town for a tour of Robben Island. Ferries leave the Waterfront each day at 9, 10, and 11am, 12, 1, 2 & 3 pm. Each tour is 3 ½ hours including the 2 half-hour ferry rides. The tour includes a boat trip across Table Bay. A visit to the Maximum Security prison – this includes Nelson Mandela’s small cell where he spent 18 of his 27 years in incarceration. You will also have the opportunity to interaction with an ex-political prisoner and a 45-minute bus tour of the island, which includes the lime quarry, male Leper church, 19th century lighthouse, shipwrecks, views of Table Bay, Cape Gothic-style Garrison church.

Day 4 Cape Town: Cape Grace Hotel (B)
You will have a full day at leisure to explore “The Mother City”, you may wish to visit he Two Oceans Aquarium, the Scratch Patch, Maritime Museum, Imax Theatre, Red Shed Market, Exclusive Book Shop, harbor cruises, Rattan Junction and ice cream from San Marco all at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. OR you can venture out future to watch Changing of the Guards at the Castle, visit the Irma Stern and SA Museum, visit the Cape Townships, walk around the Cape Malay Quarter, and visit the many art galleries and more!!

Day 5 Private Game Reserve: Lion Sands Ivory Lodge (BLD)
After breakfast, you will be driven to the airport for your flight to Skukuza Airport,  where you will be met by a camp representative and driven to the lodge. Enjoy an afternoon game drive. Ivory Lodge has taken it's cue from Mother Nature to create a loge built 'of the earth', with natual materials which will only enhance the surrounding bush environment.   The timeless design incorporates steel, wood, thatch, glass, water & sand. A sophisticated mid-century architectural contemporary theme defines the interiors, with bold furniture and edgy decor, ambient lighting inferences of tribal design and highly texturted finishes-all of which combine to make Lion Sands Ivory Lodge an utterly sensory experience. Ivory Lodge's interiors reflect an elegant balance between intelligent design and an organic expression of the earth, light, sound, flow, wood, water and air weave into the golden thread of the Lodge's architectural inspiration. Despite being well grounded, there is an 'otherwordly' quality to Ivory Lodge, represented by the feather.  Each of the villas takes its name from an indigenous bird, and spectacular man-sized prints find pride of place throughout the lodge. Each of the villas has been designed for privacy and optimum appreciation of the surrounding wilderness.   Each single Unit has; Master bedrrom with bathroom en-suite, outdoor shower in an indigenous garden forest, Private lounge area with fireplace, A private pool and expansive viewing deck, as well as a covered patio, full range of dietary preferences catered for.  Free Wi-Fi.

Day 6 Private Game Reserve: Lion Sands Ivory Lodge (BLD)
Enjoy a morning and afternoon game drive. A typical day consists of an early wake up call at approximately 5:30 am where you will be served tea, coffee and cookies in the Lodge before your start off on your early morning game drive. You will return to the lodge at approximately 10:00 am where you will enjoy a full breakfast. The rest of the morning is yours to enjoy catching up on your sleep, swimming in the pool, browsing in the curio shop or participating in a game walk. Lunch is served at around 1:00 pm. At 3:30 pm enjoy tea and coffee before setting out on your afternoon/evening game drive. You will return to the lodge at around 7:30 pm in time to get ready for dinner either in the lodge or the boma (a boma is a reed enclosed outdoor eating area. You will eat under a starry African night with the calls of the wild in the distance – a truly memorable event).

Day 7 Private Game Reserve: Lion Sands Ivory Lodge (BLD)
Enjoy a morning and afternoon game drive. 

Day 8 Livingstone: Royal Livingstone (B)
After a morning game drive and some leisure time you will be driven to the airstrip for your flight to Skukuza Airport  on a charter transfer to KMIA airport for scheduled flight to Livingstone.  Arrive into Livingstone, where you will be met by an AfricaTours representative and escorted to the hotel. This evening enjoy a scheduled sundowner cruise. The Royal Livingstone is a 5 Star resort located within the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls. Every detail has been lovingly crafted to create the impression of being in another place in time, a time of romance and adventure. The bedrooms are two-story clusters inspired by the grand estate houses of a bygone era. Each cluster comprises 10 en-suite air-conditioned rooms with private balconies and terraces that offer spectacular views of the great river and beyond. Each room offers a quiet retreat from the ruggedness of Africa, with large shaded verandas and open spaces cooled by swirling fans and tall shutters. The travelers bar and lounge is a place where guests can relax under thatched shade, decorated in harmonious greens, creams and ebony. With its comfortable armchairs and low ottomans the lounge is a place to enjoy an impeccably served high tea or to linger longer over some fine port or cigar. The a la carte restaurant will serve a range of exquisite delicacies from around the world. The Royal Livingstone is a place to enjoy the majesties of Africa with all the charms of a bygone era. It promises to introduce an unparalleled level of luxury, service and sophistication to the region. DAY VISITOR CENTER: Located near the main road and in close proximity of the Zambezi Sun (sister property to The Royal Livingstone), this facility caters for day visitors to the Falls. The center provides access to quick and easy booking for adventure activities such as white water rafting and bungee jumping. The less adventurous might like to choose from sundowner cruises, game drives, bird watching and cycling safaris. Kamp Kwena, which is every child's idea of holiday heaven, is situated close to The Zambezi Sun & Royal Livingstone Hotel, giving parents plenty of free time to discover all the area's attractions. Children enjoy a varied range of activities that include full day or half day excursions to places of interest, daily fun and games and nature walks. This supervised haven is available to children from 2 - 12 years of age. Children between the ages of 2 - 4 must be accompanied by an adult, or babysitter (available at an extra cost). Staffs are specially selected and undergo extensive training in child-care and first aid, ensuring that the child and the parent feel protected and secure.

Day 9 Livingstone: Royal Livingstone (B)
This morning you will be met by your guide for a private tour “Mists of time” which includes a private tour of the Falls, a tour of Livingstone town and its history and the Ebenezer Children’s Home & Mukuni Village.

Day 10 Departure (B)
After a morning at leisure you will be driven to the Livingstone Airport and connecting flight to Johannesburg. Arrive into Johannesburg and connect to your South African Airways Flight to JFK.

We can substitute Lion Sands Ivory Lodge with Tuningi Safari Lodge in the Malaria Free Madikwe Private Game Reserve.

Rates for the Southern Africa Family Safari - Semi Customized

Land, per person double occupancy

03 Jan '18 - 30 Nov '18 $24,300
01 Dec '17 - 05 Jan '18 On Request
Choose Tuningi over Ulusaba Price will decrease with $15,980
Single Supplement On Request

Land and Air from New York, per person double occupancy

01 Nov '17 - 06 Dec '17 On Request
07 Dec '17 - 05 Jan '18 On Request
06 Jan '18 - 30 Nov '18 $29,390

Price Includes:

  • Accommodation for 10 nights
  • Meals as mentioned
  • Transfers
  • All mentioned tours
  • Alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages at Ulusaba (except premium alcohol & champagne)
  • Laundry at Ulusaba
  • FLIGHTS: Nelspruit – Leopard Hills - Johannesburg
  • Game drives and park entry fees

Price Excludes:

  • Alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages in Cape Town & Livingstone
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry in Cape Town & Livingstone
  • Airline Taxes
  • Zambia Visa Entry Fee of US $50 per person, to be paid at the port of entry (Livingstone) in US$
  • Zambia departure tax ($25 per person, to be paid locally in US$)
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