HIGHLIGHTS OF KRUGER, CAPE TOWN & VICTORIA FALLS

HIGHLIGHTS OF KRUGER, CAPE TOWN & VICTORIA FALLS

This 9 night / 10-day program in Africa focuses on three key highlights of what Southern Africa has to offer: Safari in the Kruger area of South Africa, the beautiful and sophisticated Cape Town, and the amazing Victoria Falls.

MalaMala:

Known for the “Big Five”, off-road driving, photo safari & day/night safari drives

Victoria Falls:

Spectacular waterfalls. “Scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in flight” Dr. David Livingstone ’

Cape Town:

Sophisticated, nicest settings, picturesque, Table Mountain, Atlantic & Indian Ocean

THE PROGRAM

Welcome to South Africa, the world in one country. Upon arrival, you are met by the representative of Emmarosh Travel and driven to your hotel. VIP arrangements are included at the airport. Nestled at the base of the magnificent Table Mountain is the captivating city of Cape Town. This exceptionally scenic city is in a class of its own. Some cities boast rich culture, vibrant nightlife, a cosmopolitan atmosphere, and extraordinary architecture, while others boast breathtaking landscapes and extraordinary natural wonders. Cape Town is lucky enough to have all these attractions and so much more. With its bustling waterfront, world-class beaches, award-winning vineyards, and its mountainous surroundings brimming with diverse flora and fauna, Cape Town consistently captivates all who visit. Cape Grace Hotel is situated on a private quay between Cape Town’s bustling V&A Waterfront and the tranquil yacht marina, there is no better position from where to soak in the natural beauty of our Mother City and the very essence of Cape Town living at its best. Our elegant and warm atmosphere, evident in every fine detail, begins at the welcoming reception lounge and extends to our spacious harbor and mountain-facing rooms. Stories of the Cape’s colorful past present themselves in our exquisite furniture, rare fabrics, intriguing artefacts, and original antiques. Local paintings and sculptures lend a contemporary flair to our décor and feel, while fresh displays of Proteas that hint at the wonder of our natural botanical kingdom enrich each room. We invite you to share in tailor-made experiences that include our sumptuous tasting menus, rare whisky pairings, luxurious spa treatments, and indulgent Afternoon Teas – all thoughtfully created to enhance your journey in the Cape and with us. Overnight: Cape Grace Hotel (Table Mountain Luxury Room)
Enjoy a guided City tour combined a visit to the Table Mountain by the cable car ride (weather permitting) for the spectacular views of Cape Town. The highlights of this excursion include the Table Mountain, Company Gardens, The Slave Lodge and Trush Café.   Today we travel towards Table Mountain for the commencement of the Table Mountain Tour. Arrive at Table Mountain National Park for a tour of the profound landmark that has become a symbol of Cape Town culture (weather permitting). Declared as one of the seven wonders of the world, Table Mountain offers panoramic views over the Mother City and the Atlantic Seaboard with Robben Island lying sleepily in Table Bay Harbor. After decent, travel back towards City Centre for a tour of The Company Gardens. The park and heritage site were originally established in the early 1650s by the European Settlers arriving in the area. The gardens provided fresh fruit and vegetables to the ships seeking replenishment when rounding the Cape on their journey to the East. The Gardens now offer a natural retreat from the bustle of the City. After your stroll through the serene Company Gardens, make your way to the Wale Street end of gardens where the iconic ”Arch” monument stands. The monument was created to commemorate the life and work of Desmond Tutu – lovingly referred to by South Africans as ”The Arch” – as well as a tribute to the values of the South African Constitution. The Arch was installed beside the historic St. George’s Cathedral which is also known as the ”People’s Cathedral” for its role in the resistance against the Apartheid Regime. Alongside the iconic Arch, stands the historical Slave Lodge which is one of the oldest buildings in Cape Town. Built in 1679 by the Dutch East India Company, the building was initially used as housing for over 9000 slaves, convicts and the mentally ill up until the early 1800s when the building was converted into government offices. The building was restored in 1960 for use as a cultural history museum but was only officially renamed as The Slave Lodge in 1998. Today the historical building houses an array of exhibits that address the controversial and deeply ingrained history of slavery in South Africa. As you drive through the city you shall get a feel for the cultural melting pot that it is. End the tour with a stop at Truth Cafe a ”steampunk inspired” artisan coffee shop serving all hand-roasted coffees in a vintage cast-iron drum (no meals included here). Tour ends with drop off at your hotel. Special note: When the cable car is in the annual maintenance sometime in the months of July and August, guests will see the spectacular views of the city from the Signal Hill. Overnight: Cape Grace Hotel (Table Mountain Luxury Room) B
Spend your day exploring the beautiful Cape Peninsula on a full day tour accompanied with your guide. The highlights of this excursion are to see Boulders Beach Penguins, Cape of Good Hope, Kirstenbosch Garden, and the city of Cape Town. Travel toward the Cape Peninsula for the commencement of the tour. Enjoy a drive along the Atlantic Seaboard via Sea Point, Clifton, Camps Bay and Hout Bay, a quaint seaside village with magnificent mountain views. Continue onto Chapmans Peak Drive, one of the world’s most spectacular coastal drives towards the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point. Watch the dramatic clash of the seas from the viewpoint which can be accessed on foot or by the Flying Dutchman Funicular ride. Enjoy a lunch stop en-route to Simons Town. Visit the historic Simons Town, a village with charming Victorian architecture, a naval base and a large penguin colony at the beautiful Boulders Beach. Boulders penguin colony is home to a growing colony of the protected African penguins. Wooden walkways allow visitors to view penguins in their natural habitat. Continue to the well-known Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. End the day with a visit to the Kirstenbosch Garden. Founded in 1913 in an effort to preserve South Africa’s unique flora, the gardens encompasses five of South Africa’s six different biomes and is world renowned for the beauty and diversity of the Cape Flora it displays as well as for the magnificence of its setting against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain. The tour ends with drop off your hotel. Overnight: Cape Grace Hotel (Table Mountain Luxury Room) B L

Design our day. Please choose from one of these three options.
Option 01: Full day wineland tour + lunch
Option 02: Full day Robben Island tour + lunch
Option 03: Half day Robben Island + half day wineland + lunch
Overnight: Cape Grace Hotel (Table Mountain Luxury Room) B L

Today you are driven to Cape Town Airport, where you are assisted to your scheduled flight to Skukuza. On arrival, a short transfer takes to you MalaMala. Enjoy your afternoon safari drive in this magnificent area. Situated in the northeastern reaches of South Africa in the province of Mpumalanga, MalaMala Game Reserve shares a boundary with the Kruger National Park. MalaMala is one of the largest Big Five game reserves in Southern Africa. Stretching over 13 300 hectares, this spectacular reserve features bushveld, vast savannah, riverine woodlands, and straddles the Sand River. MalaMala is one of the more established private reserves as well as one of the oldest private reserves in the greater Kruger Park region. Commonly spotted animals include lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, and rhino. MalaMala Game Reserve consistently produces the most exciting wildlife experience this side of the equator! The Safari Industry’s blueprint to the luxury photographic safari, MalaMala has been custodian of this massive thriving tract of land since 1927. MalaMala Game Reserve is one of the largest private Big Five game reserve in South Africa. Comprising 13 300 ha (33 000 acres), MalaMala shares a 19 km (12 mile) unfenced border with the world-renowned Kruger National Park and lies strategically sandwiched between the National Park and the Sabi Sand Reserve. Every aspect of MalaMala Camp is designed to appreciate and enjoy the view of the surrounding wilds. Pathways wind their way along the perimeter of the camp to reveal individual ochre colored units tucked into the greenery which flanks the Sand River. Massive trees and rolling green lawns are filled with birdsong, with the occasional antelope or elephant which seeks the succulence of greenery. Overnight: Mala Mala Main Camp (Luxury Room) B L D
Enjoy your extended morning and afternoon safari drives in this area. Your late afternoon game drive extends to a night drive where guests would have the opportunity to see some of the nocturnal animals. Enjoy your time here. Overnight: Mala Mala Main Camp (Luxury Room) B L D
Spend another day in this incredible area during your morning and afternoon safari drives. Overnight: Mala Mala Main Camp (Luxury Room) B L D
This morning you are driven to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport. Here you board your flight to Livingstone, Zambia. On arrival, you are met and driven to your hotel on the Zimbabwean side of the Falls. Enjoy a sundowner cruise on the mighty Zambezi River. The Zambezi Sunset cruise is a superb way to relax and enjoy the spectacular beauty of the Zambezi River.   There are great photo opportunities against often-spectacular African sunsets. Flocks of birds skim the waterline as the sun sets behind the African skyline. Guests may have the opportunity to see a variety of game; including hippo, crocodile, and elephant as well as enjoy the many different bird species. Resting on the southern banks of the Zambezi River at the western end of the eponymous falls, this popular tourist town is compact enough to walk around and makes an ideal base for travelers exploring the seventh wonder of the world, the unfathomably vast Victoria Falls. About two thirds of the falls can be viewed from the Zimbabwean side and, while the falls are undoubtedly the star attraction, the area provides both adventure seekers and sightseers with plenty of opportunities to warrant a longer stay. Popular activities include scenic flights over the falls in helicopters or micro lights, bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls Bridge, white-water rafting (seasonal), and day trips to Chobe National Park. The town itself offers some excellent accommodation and restaurant options as well as an eclectic variety of African curios and authentic art sold by friendly Zimbabwean locals who are wonderfully welcoming and eager to help you enjoy your stay. The Victoria Falls Hotel, popularly known as “the grand old lady of the Falls”, is situated in the Victoria Falls National Park, and is a member of the exclusive Leading Hotels of the World group. It is one of only three IS0-accredited hotels in Zimbabwe. The Edwardian-style five-star hotel combines the charm of the old with the convenience of the new. Set in lush tropical gardens with lily ponds, palm trees and semi-tropical shrubs, it provides the tranquility and seclusion that many guests seek. The famous Victoria Falls are just a ten-minute walk away using the hotel’s private pathway, and “the smoke that thunders” or “Mosi-O-Tunya” in the local dialect, is clearly audible and visible from this luxurious landmark. Overnight: Victoria Falls Hotel (Deluxe Room) B
Today you are taken on a guided walking tour of Victoria Falls. You will have the opportunity to see the cloud of spray where the Upper Zambezi plummets 300 feet into the lower Zambezi; this same mist can be seen from miles away. The falls’ average flow is an awe-inspiring 120 million gallons per minute; the deafening roar of the flowing water makes conversation all-but-impossible. At the end of this incredible visit, walk back to hotel accompanied with your guide. Overnight: Victoria Falls Hotel (Deluxe Room) B
In due time, you are taken to Victoria Falls Airport, where you will board your scheduled flight to Johannesburg. On arrival, you are met and assisted to the Premier Lounge. Here you will have the opportunity to freshen up and relax before boarding your departure flight this evening. B

PRICING INFORMATION

These prices are valid for travel between June – Dec 15, 2020. Christmas and New Year surcharges will apply for any travel between Dec 15 – Jan 15, 2021. These holiday surcharges are NOT included in these rates.

Land Pricing: $10,600.00 per person double occupancy

Internal air: $1,800.00 per person subject to change economy class*

*Internal air includes the following flights:

Cape Town / Skukuza

Kruger Mpumalanga / Livingstone

Victoria Falls / Johannesburg

INCLUSIONS

  • All meet and greets throughout the itinerary
  • All accommodation as shown in the itinerary
  • All transfers per the itinerary
  • All meals as indicated. These are shown to the right of accommodations per the itinerary. They are denoted by letters B = Breakfast, L = Lunch & D = Dinner
  • Internal flights (these are quoted separately and must be added to the land pricing) as shown in the itinerary
  • Game drives as shown in the itinerary (shared vehicle on safari)
  • Guided excursions per the itinerary
  • English Speaking local guides in each location
  • Boat ride on the Zambezi River (shared experience)
  • All relevant park fees/ conservation fees/ entry fees (unless otherwise stated) 
  • Service charges
  • Taxes

EXCLUSIONS

  • Meals not mentioned in the program 
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Anything not mentioned under inclusions

RESERVATION AND PAYMENT SCHEDULE

Deposit per person required at time of booking: A deposit of 25% of the program price is required at the time of booking. Final payment is due 120 days prior to departure. If your reservation is made within 120 days of departure, the entire cost of the trip must be paid at the time of the request to secure confirmation.

CANCELLATION CHARGES

Cancellations must be received in writing and will become effective on the date of e-mail receipt. Cancellations received by Emmarosh are subject to the following:

CANCELLATION FEES PER PERSON

121 days prior to departure (or more): 10% of the program price per person.
120-91 days prior to departure: 20% of program price

90-61 days prior to departure: 50% of program price

60 days prior to departure (or less): 100% of the program price

Changes to the Itinerary:

The guest will be responsible for any changes or cancellations made to the itinerary at their request or beyond their control, before or during travel, including expenses incurred due to a change, delay or cancellation of any flights. If a guest cancels or leaves a journey and a roommate remains, an additional supplement may apply to the price for the remaining guest.

CANCELLATION CHARGES FOR INTERNAL AIR

All internal air is 100% non-refundable at time of final payment (some exceptions may apply).

CANCELLATION CHARGES FOR EXTRA SERVICES WHERE APPLICABLE

Additional hotel nights and other extra services booked in connection with Emmarosh programs are subject to specific cancellation penalties.