South Africa – Contrasts in Majesty

Price Starting at $7,695.00

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Charming, elegant and mysterious, South Africa awaits you on an exciting safari of cultural and natural treasures. Feel the warmth of the African sun while exploring Cape Town’s immense cache of unrivaled beauty and exotic botanical gardens, up the Cape Peninsula to the Cape of Good Hope and the endearing penguins of Boulder Beach. Explore Table Mountain and the verdant winelands, richly complemented by Dutch colonial architecture. Feel the rush of seeing Africa’s Big 5 up-close in Kruger National Park while surrounded in comfort. South Africa’s tumultuous struggle to end apartheid is on display when you visit the Nelson Mandela House and Apartheid Museum. The post extension takes you to Zimbabwe and the glorious roar of Victoria Falls. Explore and rejuvenate the soul in South Africa.

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Your journey begins as you board your overnight flight to Cape Town, arriving the next evening. Your home for the next four nights has over 200 years of history within its walls and is situated in six acres of attractive landscaped parkland on the banks of the Liesbeeck River. Located in the lush leafy suburb of Newlands, the hotel is within easy walking distance of the up-market Cavendish Shopping Centre and is just 10 minutes away from the City Center and the popular Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. This beautiful establishment comprises the original home of Lady Anne Barnard and new bedrooms designed by highly acclaimed architects Jack Barnett and Revel Fox and is filled with works by leading South African artists. VINEYARD HOTEL & SPA.

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Prices vary by season and package. Please inquire by phone at (800) 627-1244 or email info@classicescapes.com for more information and a pricing estimate.

PRICING: Per person, based on double occupancy

2019

  • Jan-Aug
    $7,695
  • Sep-Oct
    $7,995

2020

  • Jan-Aug
    $7,995
  • Sep-Oct
    $8,395

Maximum group size: 32 travelers. Lukimbi has 16 suites.

YOUR JOURNEY INCLUDES:
  • Roundtrip flights between Johannesburg & Victoria Falls on the extension.
  • Superior accommodations throughout at hotels and lodges as listed in the itinerary, or similar.
  • Breakfasts daily, all meals while on safari and other meals as indicated in itinerary.
  • All transfers in Southern Africa in deluxe motor coaches.
  • All wildlife viewing by 4×4 open-air vehicles in South Africa.
  • Specialist guide will accompany the group with 10 travelers.
  • Complimentary bottled water in vehicles and during meals.
  • All applicable hotel/lodge gratuities and taxes.
  • All park entry fees.
  • Complimentary baggage tags and passport wallet.
  • Complimentary emergency evacuation insurance.
No matter when South Africa is visited, it is a stunning country and one is sure to delight in its offerings. South Africa is affected by the waters surrounding the country on three sides, and thus there’s variation in the weather pattern depending on what part of the country visited. In Cape Town, the winter months (June-August) are mild and changeable; this is also the time when most of the rainfall occurs in the Cape. Summer months (January-March) around Cape Town are generally dry. On the high veld, in the center of South Africa around Johannesburg, there are sharp differences of temperature between day and night and it can be quite cold during the winter months. During the summer months at Kruger (December-March,) there can be sporadic rainfall in the form of quick thunder showers, but wildlife viewing is superb no matter when visited. April through August represent the winter months in Southern Africa which in turn means very little rain in most of the country, except for the Cape. South Africa is incredible to visit, particularly the Cape, during the Spring, when the wildflowers are in bloom – generally midAugust through September. Marine enthusiasts should consider visiting between June and November when the Southern Right Whales congregate in the waters.