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Friends in Africa

Outdoors, Wildlife, Food, Wine & Culture!

How about a trip down under? Not that down under, the other one. Africa!
Join this group of friends in October 2024 for 10 days of a memorable experience culminating in a 3-day safari.
Featuring Cape Town, The Winelands, and Kruger National Park, this 10-night journey introduces you to South Africa, where you will most certainly leave your heart behind. Below, you will find the itinerary we have designed for your party. It is one that we have hosted many times, and a great way to introduce you to the highlights of this beautiful and diverse country.
Partly hosted, let yourself be pampered on this journey. Relax, leave the worries and logistics to us and discover the beauty of this continent in all its splendor.

A note from your travel consultant, Mikael.

South Africa is truly a magical place to visit, yet, 10 days is not enough to do it justice.
On this itinerary, we are providing you with a sample tasting of what the country has to offer. We start in Cape Town where we recommend 4 full days (in your case, arriving late, we have listed 5 full days/5 nights). We continue to the Winelands where 3 nights would be ideal, yet, 2 nights have been included here. The Cape Winelands is one of the oldest wine-producing regions after France itself. It boasts incredible 16th-century Dutch Colonial architecture, beautiful scenery, and some of the best wines in the World. Your last stop will be in Kruger National Park which you reach in under 3 hours via a direct flight from Cape Town. There, 2 game drives a day are organized and everything is included. It is the Crescendo of your journey.
Why come so far and not add 2 days at the Victoria Falls? You tell us. We are standing by to make it happen. And yes, 2 nights are enough.
This sample itinerary is the most popular one among our guests wanting to get a taste of what the country is about, and has to offer. However, other options are available on request. Namely, adding 3 nights to cover the beautiful coastline called "The Garden Route". In Cape Town, we can also shift from a hotel, to a villa overlooking the ocean. There, a Chef could be organized and your property would come fully staffed and with daily breakfast. Something to consider!

DAY 1

SOUTH AFRICA AT A GLANCE
Welcome to Cape Town
Due to a late arrival of your international flight (if using United), we have not planned anything today.
You will be privately picked up at the airport and transferred to your property.
A late dinner may be arranged for you as well.

Day 2 | B, D

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First steps into Cape Town
After a morning at leisure, meet your host and guide for an overview visit of the city. It will be light, fun, and engaging, we promise. Later, we regroup at the V&A Waterfront for a short visit to the African Modern Art museum before enjoying sunset on top of the remarkable Silo Hotel with some of our favorite cocktails. A 3-course hosted dinner, with wine pairings, is served there in a private memorable setting.

Day 3 | B,L

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Cape Town & the famous Table Mountain
This morning, meet again with your private guide who will cover a few additional section of Cape Town, most importantly the colorful Bo Kaap district. After a traditional Cape Malay lunch at one of our favorite eclectic restaurants on Kloof Street, we will travel up the iconic Table Mountain in a cable car. The mountain is one of the New 7 Wonders of the World and offers panoramic views of the peninsula. In the evening, enjoy a leisurely dinner with our recommendations.

Day 4 | B, D

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The Cape Peninsula
Explore the Table Mountain National Park on this all-day adventure. First, we stop at the quaint seaside town of Kalk Bay and continue to the penguin colony where we may get the chance to walk among them. Afterward, we journey to the southernmost tip of Africa to the Cape of Good Hope. On the way back, we drive through the famous Chapman's Peak pass and Hout Bay. Tonight, we have set dinner on the coastline, enjoying the sunset over Cape Town in a beautiful privatized setting.

Day 5 | B

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Markets, Gin & local Beer
What does one do on Saturdays? Make their way to one of the two (or both) incredibly colorful and vibrant markets of Cape Town. We suggest starting with the Oranjezicht market at Granger bay, close to the waterfront. It showcases over 45 local artisans & farmers and their latest creations and fresh products. Enjoy some of the samples, or sit down for a coffee overlooking the Ocean. Then, we make our way to the Old Biscuit Mill. Live music and more local food artisans await. It is followed by a Gin tasting next door and, why not, a beer tasting at one of our local breweries. Guests wanting more are welcome to pay a visit to the Kirstenbosch gardens before settling for the evening at yet another incredible eatery the town has to offer.

Day 6 | B,L,D

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The Winelands
This morning, we make our way to the heart of the Cape Winelands where the Wine Fairy meets us for a day of all things wine. After carefully selecting 2-3 wineries based on our guests' preferences, we start a fun and fascinating wine tour in a breathtaking setting. For lunch, we have reserved a table at our favorite winery. Tonight, dinner is prepared by our own chef in the manor house of our property and served with local wines.

Day 7 | B

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The Winelands
Day at leisure. Guests wanting to do more wine tours would have the full attention of our hosts to get this organized. The region is also known for its excellent farms, and food tours may be organized for guests wanting to try the excellent cheeses and meats of the region. From the Winelands, an afternoon trip to Hermanus may also be organized, for a whale-watching experience. This is the perfect season to see whales and their babies in the bay of Hermanus. Dinner is at leisure

Day 8 | B, D

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Off to Kruger
An early wake-up call awaits, but for all the right reasons. Today, we make our way to Greater Kruger National Park via a connecting flight. We arrive on time for our afternoon game drive and a sundowner, before a welcome dinner is served in the dry river bed, with traditional dances throughout the evening.

Day 9 | B,L,D

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Kruger Safari
Morning and afternoon game drives await while in Kruger. Our quest is the BIG 5 (Elephants, Buffalos, Lions, Leopard, and Rhinos). In between game drives, enjoy some time by the pool, or ask your rangers to take you on a walking safari. Tonight, dinner is served on the deck.

Day 10 | B,L,D

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Kruger Safari
Morning and afternoon game drives await while in Kruger. We continue looking for the BIG 5, and along the way, we enjoy as the bush awakes at the early hours of the day. Take a deep breath and listen to the sounds across the plains as the wildlife starts its day, be it hunting, feeding, or simply enjoying yet another day in the bush. After another day enjoying the peace, quiet and exceptional scenery, we close with a memorable sundownder followed by dinner served at the property.

Day 11 | B

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Time to say good bye..or?
Today, you catch a flight to Johannesburg where you connect with your international flight! OR EXTEND TO THE VICTORIA FALLS
Our extension to the Victoria Falls (Pricing on request) starts with a direct flight to Livingstone, Zambia. On arrival, you are transferred to our favorite property, The Royal Livingstone. On property, you will find zebras and springbok roaming, as well as the occasional Giraffe. This afternoon, you make your way across the river to the Royal Livingstone island, where a light lunch awaits and one of the most exciting and thrilling adventures: The Devil's pool. Helped by your guide, slowly walk to the edge of the falls where you sit for a little while in a natural pool, enjoying the views and feeling the strong water pressure all around you.

What's included

  • 10 nights: 5 nights in Cape Town, 2 nights in the Winelands and 3 nights in Kruger
  • Daily traditional breakfasts
  • 5 lunches, 6 dinners (all with wine pairings)
  • In Kruger, all non-premium acoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • All activities as listed on the itinerary:
    Private tours, tickets to national parks & sites, wine tours& tastings, Pengins, Table Mountain
  • Services of 2 AIV hosts throughout, 24/7
  • Private transportation in a luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Domestic flights (coach): Cape Town to Kruger, Kruger to Joburg
  • Private meet and greet in Johannesburg (for transit transfers)
  • All taxes
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Deluxe room throughout
$6,832/person
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Suite package
(in Cape Town and Winelands)
$7,165/person
This departure is under commitment phase. Your deposit is refundable should the journey not depart. Once confirmed (you will be notified), the deposit becomes non-refundable.

Important to know

  • Prices are per person, based on double occupancy, on the basis of a minimum of 8 travelers.
  • A $500/person commitment deposit is due at the time of booking. Should you cancel between the booking date, and the second deposit, $250 will be retained, and the balance refunded
  • A $750/person second deposit will be due 12 months prior to departure, at which time it becomes non-refundable.
  • The final balance will be due 90 days prior to departure, at which time it becomes non-refundable
  • The suggested pre and post-extensions (Dubai and Victoria Falls) are not included in the price, but may be arranged by our team, and customized to your specifications.
  • The property in Kruger National Park is small (6 rooms). To that effect, we will hold all the rooms available for you at no additional cost, until 180 days prior to departure at which time any extra space will be released. Privatizing a camp is always a plus for the experience.
  • A single supplement would apply to any guest not sharing a room. It will be an additional 45% on top of the per person price.

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