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Luxury Escorted South African Safari

Join JoAnne Patterson on this luxury escorted safari exploring some of the best destinations in Southern Africa.

Book by Oct 01, 2021
10 night South African Safari with Victoria Falls
March 7 - 20, 2022 | From Cape Town, South Africa to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Experience South Africa’s unique highlights and premier destinations while indulging in sublime luxury and comfort. Explore the rich tapestry of landscapes and seascapes, cosmopolitan cites and pristine wildlife reserves. With 4 days in Cape Town our tour includes excursions to Robben Island, Cape Peninsula and the Franschhoek Valley. You will have free time to visit Cape Town's world-class museums and inviting beaches or enjoy the views from the top of iconic Table Mountain. 

 

You'll spend 3 days in the world renowned Kapama Private Game Reserve where you are sure to collect a magnificent photographic gallery of memories. The Kapama Private Game Reserve is an African Eden, covering thousands of acres of big game territory. The reserve is home to variety of animals, including the iconic Big Five, with vast herds of buffalo, elephant and antelope amid plentiful predators and an abundance of bird life.

 

Johannesburg is one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities, an interesting melting-pot with something for everyone. From world class shopping centers and exclusive boutiques, to outstanding eateries and vibrant pavement cafes. For those wanting to learn more about South Africa, there are an array of museums and sites showcasing the events that have shaped the country’s unique democracy. 

 

In Zimbabwe you will stand in awe by the sheer majesty of Victoria Falls, one of seven Natural Wonders of the World. Enjoy uninterrupted views of the peaceful banks of the might Zambezi River after a day filled with activities.

 

YOUR LUXURY SAFARI INCLUDES: 

• Small Luxury Group - 12 passengers

• 10 nights of luxury accomodations

• 10 breakfast, 7 lunches, and 8 dinners 

• English-speaking diver/guide on transfers and day tours

• All sightseeing, entrance fees, and tours

 

TOUR PRICING:  

Land Only Package: CA $10,189 per person double occupancy
       
International Airfares:       
* Economy CA $1,589 per person  
* Premium Economy CA $2,999 per person  
* Business Class  CA $5,760 per person  
       
Intra-Africa Air:  CA $1,500 per person  

 

TO BOOK OR FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
Vision Travel Ancaster at (905) 648-4483 | ancaster@visiontravel.ca

 

*Please note that all airfare pricing is based on 2020 rates and may be subject to change. All flights must be booked with Vision Travel as a group. Non-refundable land deposit per person: $2,500. Final payment: Oct 20, 2021. Air costs and deposits will be finalized by approx. April 7, 2021. 

 

 DETAILED ITINERARY

Depart Toronto for Cape TownMar 07, 2022 - Mar 08, 2022


Depart with British Airways from Toronto to Cape Town with one stop in London Heathrow.

Arrive Cape Town, South AfricaMar 09, 2022 - Mar 09, 2022

Hotel: Twelve Apostles Hotel | Meals: Dinner
On arrival in Cape Town, you are met by our “VIP” representative, who will assist you with immigration formalities, help you collect your luggage and through to the arrivals hall. You will be escorted to your waiting vehicle and transferred to your reserved hotel. After checking in and freshening up, meet in the lobby for a welcome cocktail, followed by a light dinner.

Cape TownMar 10, 2022 - Mar 10, 2022

Hotel: Twelve Apostles Hotel | Meals: Breakfast and Dinner.
This morning meet your private guide in the hotel lobby for excursion to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years.This historic landmark and UNESCO site pays tribute to the triumph of freedom, dignity and determination over humiliation and oppression. Today’s tour continues with an orientation of the ‘Mother City’. Marvel at the vibrant colors of the quaint Bo-Kaap homes in the Malay Quarter. Return to the hotel and enjoy the balance of the afternoon at leisure. This evening, you will be transferred to GOLD restaurant. Feel the heartbeat of Africa, as you embark on a taste safari from Cape Town to Timbuktu. At the end of the evening you are returned to your hotel.

Cape Town - Cape PeninsulaMar 11, 2022 - Mar 11, 2022

Hotel: Twelve Apostles Hotel | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
This morning meet your guide in the hotel lobby for your full day excursion to the Cape Peninsula. The day begins with a cable car ride up to the summit of the legendary Table Mountain, where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the city. After descending the mountain, continue along the pristine coastline of the “The Fairest Cape.” Hug the cliffs as you snake along legendary Chapman’s Peak Drive to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. You will have the opportunity to ride the Flying Dutchman funicular to the old lighthouse for awe-inspiring views! After lunch, continue along the coast to the lively penguin colony at Boulders Beach. Then head back to the city via the naval village of Simon’s Town. This evening enjoy a Gin Tasting experience at the Twelve Apostles Hotel, followed by dinner in the Azure Restaurant.

Cape Town - Franschhoek ValleyMar 12, 2022 - Mar 12, 2022

Hotel: Twelve Apostles Hotel | Meals: Breakfast and Lunch.
Meet your private guide in the hotel lobby and transfer to the beautiful Franschhoek winelands. Here breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world class cuisine and the finest wines all combine to create lasting memories. On today’s excursion you will learn all about the process of winemaking, from grape to goblet. Discover wine farms and estates dating back 300 years to the French Huguenots, each with their own story to tell. Enjoy olive oil and wine tastings, Cap Classiques (sparkling wines) hand-crafted with passion, honoring the traditional ways of the French “Methode Champenoise.” Stroll through the charming village, and enjoy lunch on a wine farm surrounded by old oak trees. The evening is at leisure to relax and prepare for tomorrow’s exciting flight to the Kapama Private Game Reserve.

Cape Town/Hoedspruit/Kapama Private Game ReserveMar 13, 2022 - Mar 13, 2022

Hotel: Kapama River Lodge | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, including local brand drinks.
Following breakfast, you will be transferred by private vehicle to the airport where you will be met and assisted with check in for your scheduled flight bound for Hoedspruit. You will be met on arrival by your Kapama rangers and driven to your safari accommodations. Kapama Private Game Reserve is an African Eden, covering thousands of acres of big game territory. The reserve is home to variety of animals, including the iconic Big Five, with vast herds of buffalo, elephant and antelope amid plentiful predators and an abundance of bird life. After a quick freshen up, meet for high tea and set off on your first game drive. Remember to take: A light sweater, insect repellent, your camera and binoculars!

Kapama Private Game Reserve (2 days)Mar 14, 2022 - Mar 15, 2022

Hotel: Kapama River Lodge | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day.
Accompanied by highly skilled game rangers, set out on early morning and evening game drives to see the Big Five and a large variety of smaller wildlife. The rangers provide interesting information and anecdotes about the inhabitants of the bush. Between exciting safaris, spend the time at camp relishing the tranquility of the bush. Relax at the pool, indulge in a decadent spa treatment or go on a “behind the scenes” visit to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (additional charge). Founded by Lente Roode, the Hoedspruit Centre for Endangered Species has established itself as one of the leading private research and breeding facilities for endangered species in the country.

Kapama/Hoedspruit/JohannesburgMar 16, 2022 - Mar 16, 2022

Hotel: Da Vinci Hotel and Suites | Meals: Breakfast
An early morning wake-up call and out into the bush on the morning safari in search of animals not seen the day before. Return to camp for a hearty breakfast, and then relax until time to transfer to Hoedspruit airport for your flight to Johannesburg.The remainder of the day is at leisure for independent activities. Johannesburg is one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities, an interesting meltingpot. There is something for everyone, from world class shopping centers, like Hyde Park, Sandton, Rosebank and Melrose Arch, to exclusive boutiques, outstanding eateries and vibrant pavement cafes.

Johannesburg to Victoria Falls, ZimbabweMar 17, 2022 - Mar 17, 2022

Hotel: Victoria Falls River Lodge | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, including local brand drinks
Following breakfast, you will be transferred to Johannesburg International Airport, where you will be met and assisted with check in for your scheduled flight to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Upon entry you will require a Visa - US$75 payable in exact cash. After clearing Zimbabwe immigration formalities, exit into the arrivals hall, where you will be met by a Victoria Falls River Lodge representative and transferred to the lodge. Settle in and enjoy an afternoon activity from the lodge and dinner.

Victoria FallsMar 18, 2022 - Mar 18, 2022

Hotel: Victoria Falls River Lodge | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Enjoy a day filled with the varied land and water experiences on offer at your lodge, or simply relax on your deck and observe nature unfold on the river. Join an early morning cruise and watch the world awaken as the sun’s first ray’s skip and dance across the shimmering surface of the mighty Zambezi. After breakfast enjoy a guided walking tour of Victoria Falls, one of seven Natural Wonders of the World. You’ll understand it instantly as you tour the Zimbabwean side, observing the many spectacular vantage points along the width of the falls. This astounding gift of nature simply takes your breath away. In the evening sit back and let the gentle ebb and flow of the Zambezi lull and relax you. Sip a sundowner and join Mother Nature’s Happiest Hour as her creatures big and small come to the water’s edge to lap at its liquid life.

Depart Victoria Fall, Zimbabwe for TorontoMar 19, 2022 - Mar 20, 2022

Meals: Breakfast
After breakfast, you will be transferred by the lodge vehicle to Victoria Falls Airport in time for your flight to Johannesburg. On arrival, you will connect with your international departure flight. Arriving in Toronto on March 20th. (B)

TOUR ACCOMMODATIONS

Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

Cape Town | Milkwood rooms
The award-winning Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa is poised above the Atlantic Ocean, nestled against the majestic Twelve Apostles mountain range. The guest rooms are designed with thoughtful touches offering all the comforts of home and the latest state-of-the-art facilities. The Azure Restaurant serves indigenous and international cuisine, while the more relaxed Café Grill is an alfresco 24-hour café for bistro-style food. The Leopard Bar offers panoramic views of the ocean, and is a great place to enjoy "Tea by the Sea" or your favorite cocktail. Embracing the healing energies of earth, air and water, the Spa’s sublime treatment packages use the exclusive B|Africa range of professional spa products. Additional facilities include a private cinema, a heated infinity pool overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, a rock pool and heated Jacuzzi.

Kapama River Lodge

Kapama Private Game Reserve | Standard Suite
Kapama River Lodge is positioned along a bend of the seasonal Kapama River. Decorated to reflect old Africa, the air-conditioned suites feature full, en-suite bathrooms and private patios with uninterrupted views over the Big Five game reserve. The central lodge area includes an enclosed dining area, where breakfasts and lunches are served and a bar and lounge with two large fireplaces. Evening meals are often enjoyed seated around a crackling fire in the Rhino Boma, where buffet meals showcase the pan-African dishes. The large rimflow swimming pool is the perfect place to relax on a lazy afternoon. Activities at Kapama include morning and afternoon game drives in open safari vehicles and guided bush walks, conducted by experienced rangers. All game viewing drives and walks are shared with fellow camp guests.

Da Vinci Hotel and Suites

Johannesburg | Standard room
Located on Nelson Mandela Square, the DaVinci Hotel and Suites offers comfort and convenience in the heart of the Sandton business and shopping district. The luxury hotel rooms with a comfortable open plan design, feature en-suite bathrooms and separate shower, HD LCD televisions, individually controlled air-conditioning, direct dialing telephone, electronic safe, tea and coffee making facilities, and complimentary internet access. Dining options within the hotel and nearby cater to all cravings, from fine cuisine to light casual meals. Take time to dip in the infinity edge swimming pool or sip on a cocktail at the lounge. Start your morning with a good work out at the gym or simply get pampered in the wellness spa.

Victoria Falls River Lodge

Victoria Falls | Luxury Tent
Victoria Falls River Lodge is a luxury tented lodge situated on the peaceful banks of the mighty Zambezi River, within the national park. The well-spaced tents boast uninterrupted views of the river and surrounding bush. Constructed of canvas, glass and wood, each tent extends out onto a private deck with its own plunge pool. The air-conditioned tents are tastefully decorated, and include a comfortable seating area, open plan bathroom with freestanding bath, indoor shower, as well as an outdoor shower. Positioned just back from the river’s edge, the main lodge offers a cool sanctuary from the African sun. Relax and recharge in the river-side lounge, unwind alongside the pool, or indulge in a spa treatment. Your stay is inclusive of all meals, local brand drinks, and two scheduled activities per day (morning or afternoon game drives and sunrise or sunset river cruises) and an optional daily shuttle to/from Victoria Falls town.

As a long established luxury safari company focused entirely on the African continent and a team that has lived and traveled extensivley throughout Africa, five-star service is guaranteed every step of the way. You have the option of exploring Africa, your way; Tailor-Made: Our most popular travel style, 95% of guests request bespoke journeys to our 17 destinations in Africa. Safari Vacation Packages: For the ultimate in value, we’ve crafted 30 Brochure itineraries and online Safari Specials that include amazing values. These include Meaningful Moments for each trip from private guiding and special dinners to different ways to see the animals like balloon safaris or star beds. Group Safaris: 10 travelers or more qualify for a group safari, so families, corporates or like-minded travelers can benefit from shared costs and special events.

Terms & Conditions

Payment Information Land Deposit (per person) $2500.00 (based on double) or; $3000.00 (based on single). Final Payment is due October 20, 2021. Air costs and deposits will be fi nalized approx. April 7, 2021. Cancellation Schedule Land deposit is 100% non-refundable. Final Payment is 100% non-refundable. Air deposit Intra-Africa & International Air - to be advised Documentation: Passports are required for international travel. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after your scheduled return date and should have suffi cient blank pages for visas and immigration stamps. Zimbabwe Visa is required upon entry at the cost of $75 USD* in exact cash *Subject to change. Travel Insurance: Manulife Insurance at time of booking in the event you are forced to cancel due to reasons of sickness, accident or death to yourself or immediate family members. Please ask at time of booking. Insurance Premiums are non-refundable. Please consult with your physician and local health department for additional recommendations and health advisories. Please make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before you travel. These vaccines may include measlesmumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella. Health & Safety: In other to provide a safe and memorable trip you will must sign a waiver that includes a statement that you are medically and physically able to travel. African Travel may impose safety requirements that may exclude from participating in travel or from any activity, an individual whose participation poses a direct threat to health or safety that cannot be eliminated by reasonable modifi cation of their policies, practices or procedures or by the provision of auxiliary aids and services. Game Parks: All game viewing is done at your own risk – a signed liability waiver will be required at check-in. We do not recommend this vacation to people with serious back problems, as it can be quite rough while driving on/off road in game parks. This package is priced in Canadian Dollars and is subject to change due to increase in taxes, fuel surcharges and fees imposed by the air and tour company. This escorted package is based on a minimum participation of 16 passengers. Vision Travel reserves the right to replace the escort or tour director in the event the designated people are not able to travel.

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