South Africa | FAM Trip 2021

9 days | 8 nights
TYPOLOGIES

FAM trips

DIFFICULTY

Medium

MIN. TRAVELERS

10 Passengers

$ 999

Amazing Experience

FAM TRIP to South Africa, celebrates the vibrant diversity, unexplored mystery, and heart-warming magic of this captivating continent. That’s why each year since Toursfortheworld inception we’ve curated the biggest selection of high-end African fam trips the industry has ever seen.

What's Included

Arrival and departures transfers
2 nights in Cape Town at Holiday Inn Express Cape Town or similar
2 nights in Cape Town at Southern Sun The Cullinan Hotel or similar
2 nights in Region Kruger (Hazyview at Umbhaba Eco Lodge or similar
1 night in Region Sabie at Misty Mountain Hotel or similar
1 night in Johannesburg at Zulu Nyala Country Manor Hotel or similar
17 Meals: 8 breakfast, 3 lunches, 6 dinners
Visit Robben Island
Cape Town City Tour
Ascend Table Mountain
Visit Hout Bay
Visit Seal Island by boat cruise
Visit Simons Town
Visit Boulders Beach
Visit Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
Visit Cape Winelands including Stellenbosch and Franschhoek
1 full-day game drives in Kruger National Park in an open 4x4 safari vehicle with a professional ranger
Visit the God’s Window just outside Graskop for a panoramic view
Visit the Bourke’s Luck Potholes
Visit Blyde River Canyon
Visit Pilgrim's Rest
Guided tour in Johannesburg
Visit Mandela House
Lunch in a local shebeen
Visit Soweto
English-speaking registered South African Tourism Board guide
Porterage at airports and hotels
Restaurant tips
15% VAT and 1% tourism levy on accommodation

Services NOT included

Domestic flight: Cape Town - Durban
Any beverages
Any optional tours
Tips for guides, drivers, and specialist guides
Personal expenses
Porterage at airports and hotels
Restaurant tips for meals included
Any visa if required

 

Day by Day

Please Note While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of the tour, you will be advised of any amendments.

Day 1 | Cape Town

Upon arrival in Cape Town, you will meet one of our representatives who will assist you in being transferred to your hotel. Check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Standard hotel check-in: 2:00 PM

| Overnight Cape Town

Day 2 | Cape Town and Table Mountain

Breakfast at the hotel. Meet your local guide and get ready to explore the city of Cape Town.

After meeting your local guide, we will visit Robben Island. The boat cruise to Robben Island from the Waterfront takes about 50 minutes, after which clients are taken on a guided tour of the prison and the island.
The island has been declared a National Heritage Site. It is here where, amongst others, Nelson Mandela, Walter Sisulu, and Govan Mbeki were incarcerated for several years (the son of Govan Mbeki, Thabo Mbeki being one of our former Presidents of the Republic of South Africa). Visitors will visit the cell of former President Nelson Mandela, and a tour of the island will include passing by a penguin colony.

Return to the waterfront.
Lunch at leisure

The orientation tour of the city center include a drive by the Houses of Parliament, The Castle (the oldest building in South Africa), the old Malay Quarter, known as the Bo-Kaap, and will take a walk through the Company Gardens. Visit Table Mountain This excursion usually takes about 2 hours. Use the Table Mountain Cable Car to ascend Table Mountain for the most beautiful panoramic views of the city, the Atlantic Ocean, and Robben Island 11km offshore. The Table Mountain range has about 1 400 species of flowers and is also home to the rock hyrax, a furry little creature often found on the rocks, basking in the sun.
(Visit is weather dependent; should excursion not be possible, it will be moved to the following day, or the day after when the weather permits.)

Enjoy a Cape Malay dinner at a local restaurant in the Bo-Kaap (no alcohol will be served).
After dinner, return to the hotel for overnight.

| Overnight in Cape Town

|  Breakfast, Dinner 

Day 3 | Cape Town and The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve

Breakfast at the hotel.

Today, we will drive along the Atlantic Coastline passing the areas called Sea Point, Clifton, and Camps Bay before arriving in Hout Bay, a small fishing village, dominated by the scenic Chapman’s Peak Pass.
Hout Bay is one of the most beautiful and popular places on the Cape Peninsula and is a highlight of any holiday in South Africa. The fishing village of Hout Bay was probably established in about 1867 when a German immigrant, Jacob Trautmann, began to farm and fish in the area.

Starting with a boat cruise from Hout Bay to view the seals at Seal Island, where you will see thousands of Cape Fur Seals basking on the rocks, or frolicking in the cold Atlantic Ocean.

Return to the harbor and browse the local craft market.

Stop at the Original T-BAG Designs originated with the desire to improve the daily quality of impoverished South Africans. Original Tea Bag Designs produces a range of high quality, innovative, handmade products (closed Saturdays and Sundays).

Continue via the False Bay coastline to Simon’s Town, which is home to the South African Navy. It is located on the shores of False Bay, on the eastern side of the Cape Peninsula. For more than two centuries it has been an important naval base and harbor (first for the Royal Navy and now the South African Navy). The town is named after Simon van der Stel, an early governor of the Cape Colony.

The beautiful Boulders Beach is one of Cape Town’s most visited beaches and the only place in the world where you get close to African Penguins.

Lunch at leisure (not included).

Continue to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. The area has been declared a National World Heritage Site and abounds with buck, baboons, and Cape Zebra, as well as over 50 species of birds. Rugged rocks and sheer cliffs towering more than 200 meters above the sea cut into the ocean but that is not its sole allure; many visitors are drawn to the area because of its rich maritime history. Named the ‘Cape of Storms’ by Bartolomeu Dias in 1488, the ‘Point’ was treated with respect by sailors for centuries. Fog as well as violent storms and dangerous rocks have caused that over the centuries shipwrecks have dotted the coastline.
Visit the lighthouse first completed in 1859; it still stands at 249 meters above sea-level and offers a magnificent view.

At the end of the afternoon, we will return to Cape Town to enjoy an African dinner experience at a local restaurant.
After dinner, we will check-in to our new Cape Town hotel for the next 2 nights.

Return to the hotel.

| Overnight in Capetown

|  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 | Cape Winelands

Breakfast at your hotel. Depart to Stellenbosch, the Stellenbosch Wine Route was the first wine route to have been developed 40 years ago. The town is currently surrounded by approximately 100,000 hectares of vineyards. The wines of the Cape have a worldwide reputation for quality. It is in this region where you will see various examples of Cape Dutch architecture and about 60 of these houses have been declared national monuments. Stellenbosch is also a well-known University Town.

We will continue with a visit to the Seven Sisters Vineyard (subject to availability).

Continue to the town of Stellenbosch where you will have some free time for shopping and enjoy lunch at your own expense. Following lunch, travel to Franschhoek – this area was settled by the French Huguenots in 1689 and this Valley of the Vignerons is also known for its quality wines and beautiful scenery. You will have some leisure time in this small village for shopping.

Return to hotel for overnight.

| Overnight in Cape Town

|  Breakfast 

Day 5 | Cape Town - Kruger

Enjoy an early breakfast before we check-out of the hotel to take our transfer to Cape Town Airport.

Fly from Cape Town to Kruger (Flight is not included, to be booked by agent)
Proposed flight: SA 306 – Departure: 7:20 AM/ Arrival: 9:20 AM

Meet your new driver/guide upon arrival at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo Airport, and continue with your vehicle to the Mpumalanga Province.

The remainder of the day is at leisure to relax on your own and enjoy the facilities of the hotel.

Dinner to be served at the hotel.

| Overnight in Kruger (Hazyview)

|  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 | Kruger National Park

Early wake-up call
Packed breakfasts will be arranged with the lodge.

Depart the lodge early morning for a full day game drive in the Kruger National Park.
Enter the Kruger National Park at the Numbi Gate or Phabeni Gate where we will transfer onto open vehicle 4×4 safari vehicles and enjoy a game drive with a professional ranger.

This reserve was created by former President Paul Kruger in 1898 as a sanctuary for animals, which currently comprise about 450 different birds, 106 different types of mammals, elephant, rhino, giraffe, zebra, hippo’s, kudu, impala, and lion. The park is about 220 miles long and 37 miles wide, but there is every chance of seeing the Big 5, i.e. Lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, and elephant.

Lunch at leisure (not included)

Following lunch, we will continue with our safari game drive in an open vehicle. At the end of the afternoon, we will exit the park and return to the lodge.

Enjoy a buffet dinner at the hotel.

| Overnight in Kruger (Hazyview)

|  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 | Kruger Park /Panorama Route -Region Sabie

Breakfast at your hotel. Depart and enjoy the view of the Drakensberg mountains in the distance; weather permitting, stop at God’s Window just outside Graskop for a panoramic view across the valley, and on a clear day one can see as far as the Mozambique border.

Continue towards Bourke’s Luck Potholes where paths and footbridges take visitors to view the 900 meter deep holes of cylindrical forms formed by fluvial erosion and floods. The Blyde River Canyon, with its spectacular gorge, is 26 km long and the 3 Rondavels are rocky massifs that look like traditional Zulu huts.

Lunch in Pilgrims Rest at the Royal Hotel. Visit Pilgrim’s Rest, a small village has been renovated in the style of the gold rush around 1870 when pioneers tried to find their fortunes in gold. Before departing the area, attend a demonstration as to how gold was panned for in the old days and then have a look around the various shops and crafts on display in Pilgrim’s Rest. Afterward, we will continue to our hotel for a late afternoon check-in.

Enjoy dinner at your hotel.

| Overnight in Sabie

|  Breakfast,  Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 | Region Sabie-Johannerburg

Breakfast at the hotel. Today, we will continue to Johannesburg (4 hours by road).
Lunch at leisure (not included)

Regeneration in Johannesburg has seen the transformation of areas that, for years, were declared no-go zones as a result of urban decay and crime. The Maboneng Precinct which is located east of the city is one of these transformed areas. Maboneng, a Sotho word meaning “place of light,” is a fitting name for a district that has fast become a center of creative energy for Johannesburg’s urban artists.
With a mix of restaurants, coffee shops, clothing boutiques, art galleries, retail, and studio spaces, the precinct draws the inner-city public as well as the chic, art-going crowd of the city’s suburbs, bringing life back to this downtown Johannesburg neighborhood. Enjoy a guided tour of this area (Tuesdays / Thursdays / Saturdays).

We will then continue onto check-in at your Johannesburg hotel.
Enjoy dinner at your hotel.

| Overnight in Johannesburg

|  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 | Depart

After breakfast at the hotel, we will depart for Soweto.
South of Johannesburg is Soweto, a city developed as a township for black people under the apartheid system. Soweto is inhabited by over two million people, with homes ranging from extravagant mansions to makeshift shacks. It boasts one of the largest hospitals on the continent and the only African-owned private clinic. Soweto was created in the 1930s, with Orlando being the first township established.

Enjoy farewell lunch at a local shebeen (restaurant).
Chez Alina is a multi-award winning restaurant based in Dobsonville Soweto, boasting its unique, authentic, and homely environment in which guests enjoy their meals. Chez Alina is still a home, turned into a restaurant and there is still a family living there consisting of 4 generations.

We will continue to Mandela House, the house in which former President Nelson Mandela lived with his first two wives from 1946 to 1961, i.e. before his arrest. The house which is now a museum still has many of Mr. Mandela’s photographs and possessions.

At the appropriate time, we will continue to Johannesburg’s OR Tambo Airport, arriving on time for the international flight home.

Note: Ensure to book your flight for a departure of 6 PM or later to avoid disruption with today’s planned activities.

|  Breakfast, Lunch

RATES & DATES

Tour Start DatePrice Per PersonSingle Supplement
December 06, 2021$999add $399