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South African Splendor

4 nights Cape Town / 3 nights Manyoni Private Game Reserve / 2 nights Durban

This journey showcases the splendor of South Africa. Touching upon both coasts, explore the cosmopolitan cities of Cape Town and Durban. Discover breathtaking landscapes, sun soaked beaches and the vibrant cultures of the Rainbow Nation. Safari in the untouched wilderness of the Manyoni Private Game Reserve in the heart of Zululand.

Highlights

Explore the premier Manyoni Private Game Reserve. The Big 5, endangered African wild dog, and regal cheetah are just some of the incredible wildlife you will encounter on your safari drives.

Discover the five-star Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, nestled between the majestic Twelve Apostles mountain range and perched above the Atlantic Ocean.

Experience the romance of a classical safari in your luxury tented suite with all the modern comforts including your own private pool.

Enjoy the magnificent views of the Indian Ocean from the charming Oyster Box in Durban, voted the #1 Hotel in South Africa by TripAdvisor.

Itinerary

1. New York/Johannesburg, South Africa

Depart on your international South African Airways flight to Cape Town, via Johannesburg. From the moment you board your South African Airways flight you feel the warm and welcoming African hospitality in every detail of the world class service you are about to experience.

2. Arrive Johannesburg, South Africa/Cape Town

Arrive in Johannesburg and take a short domestic flight to your Cape Town destination. An African Travel, Inc. representative will escort you to the award-winning 5-star Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa. With its majestic Table Mountain backdrop, Cape Town is one of the most vibrant and beautiful cities in the world. The city is an eclectic mix of architectural styles, reflecting both the tastes of the past and more modern designs. Edwardian and Victorian buildings have been meticulously preserved, and many outstanding examples of Cape Dutch architecture are found in the city and its environs.

3. Cape Town

The day is yours to fill with fun adventures and sights. Perhaps go on a guided city tour (additional cost). Take the cable car to the top of Table Mountain, marvel at the colorful Malay Quarter, stroll through the Company Gardens, past the Houses of Parliament, and then test your bargaining skills at the bustling Greenmarket Square.

4. Cape Town

Today is a day of leisure. We suggest a Cape Peninsula Tour (additional cost). On this tour you will see why the area earned the name of 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 (on own account), 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.

5. Cape Town

Spend your last day in Cape Town with some last minute shopping or visit one of the many places of interest. Take a walk down Kloof and Long streets and explore the buzzing bistros, boutiques, cafes and restaurants in the area. For wine connoisseurs, an excursion into the nearby wine country is a "must do". Stroll through the oak lined streets of Stellenbosch or the quaint village of Franschhoek, sample wines with chocolates, olives and cheeses or indulge in one of the many award-winning gourmet restaurants.

6. Cape Town/Durban/Manyoni Private Game Reserve

Following breakfast, you will be transferred by private vehicle to the airport for your flight to Durban. On arrival, you will be transferred to Manyoni Private Game Reserve in the heart of Zululand. The area is rich with spectacular game viewing, rich cultural traditions, and conservation history. After a quick freshen up, meet for afternoon tea and set off on your first exhilarating game drive

7. Manyoni Private Game Reserve

Enjoy twice daily game drives in this incredible wildlife reserve. See the Big 5 along with African wild dogs and cheetahs to name just a few. During your drives, take a moment to pause and just absorb the exceptional immersive wilderness moment. Return to camp and share stories about your wonderful sightings.

8. Manyoni Private Game Reserve

Another day of exploration awaits with a morning and afternoon game drives. Initially formed as part of the WWF black rhino range expansion project, Manyoni has become one of the premier big five safari destinations in Kwa-Zulu Natal with a strong focus on endangered species conservation.

9. Manyoni Private Game Reserve/Durban

After a morning game drive and breakfast, you will be transferred by private vehicle to Durban and the charming Oyster Box Hotel. Durban is an intriguing blend of East, West and African. It is the gateway to a multitude of leisure options from the dramatic peaks of the exquisite Drakensberg mountain range to traditional Zulu villages, magnificent game reserves, historic battle sites and the warm Indian Ocean lapping onto wide, sandy beaches

10. Durban

Kick off your shoes and enjoy an idyllic day at the beach. Attentive staff will arrange beach chairs, towels and an umbrella to keep you comfortable while lazing in the sun. Or, take an optional tour through the green hills of the Midlands Meander, one of the largest arts and crafts routes in the country.

11. Durban/Johannesburg, South Africa/New York

After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight back to Johannesburg and connecting arrangements back to the USA. You may be leaving Africa behind, but you'll return home with fantastic photos and memories that will live on in your heart forever. (B)

12. New York

Arrive in New York with memories to last a lifetime.


**Book this itinerary by July 31, 2019 for travel ending by December 5, 2019 and receive a third night free at The Oyster Box. Price is in US Dollars per person, based on double occupancy. Package is subject to availability, may change without notice, blackouts, peak period surcharges, cancellation charges and other restrictions may apply. A 50% deposit due at the time of booking to request services. Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure. Once final payment is received, the program is non-refundable. To protect your investment, Travel Protection Plan is available at an additional cost.

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