South Africa – The Garden Route: Beauty and the Beasts

Price Starting at $7,395.00

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Journey to the most inspirational spots in South Africa, where the great masterpieces of Mother Nature will leave you awe-struck and breathless. Of the world’s six floral kingdoms, the Fynbos kingdom in the Cape is the smallest and richest, with over 6,000 endemic species thriving in bursts of vibrant color. Feel your heart soar at the captivating majesty of prehistoric caverns, mountaintops, and towering giant forests. Lose your breath at the fearsome beasts of the great ocean depths, as you search for whales and great white sharks by boat. Allow peace to overtake you wandering rose gardens and idyllic shorelines. Chase the adrenaline rush as you seek out the nobility of the animal kingdom on safari. Let the artwork of the natural world enthrall you.

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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. 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 11-31
    $8,995
  • Mar; Oct-Dec 17
    $8,495
  • Apr; Aug; Sep
    $8,295
  • May-Jul
    $7,395

2020

  • Jan 11-31
    $9,595
  • Mar; Oct-Dec 17
    $8,995
  • Apr; Aug; Sep
    $8,795
  • May-Jul
    $7,895

Maximum group size: 22 travelers. Gorah only has 11 luxurious tents.

YOUR JOURNEY INCLUDES:
  • Flights between Johannesburg and Skukuza, roundtrip, on the post extension.
  • Superior accommodations throughout at accommodations as listed in the itinerary, or similar.
  • Breakfast daily and all other meals as indicated in itinerary (B = Breakfast, L =Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • All transfers in South Africa in deluxe motor coaches.
  • All wildlife viewing by 4×4 open-air vehicles at the parks.
  • 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.