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SA/JNB/9NJEWELS-FLORAL | 9 Night(s) Package

9 Nights Jewels of South Africa - Floral Delights *ALL INCLUSIVE*


Venture on an Authentic African Big 5 Luxury-In-The-Bush Safari in the world-famous Kruger. Explore The Panorama Route’s spectacular scenic vistas, landforms and waterfalls. Be awed by the majestic UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Gardens, Cape Point at the Cape of Good Hope, and Robben Island where Mandela was imprisoned, then visit the delightful Cape Fur Seals and African Jackass Penguins in their natural habitat. Indulge in the Whale & Floral Extravaganza in season, a Boutique Wine-Tasting Experience and visit an Ostrich Ranch.

Inclusion

~ One way economy Cape Town – Johannesburg airfare on British Airways/Kulula including all applicable airport taxes.
~ 9 Nights accommodation with breakfast (5N in Cape Town, 4N in Mpumalanga).
~ All Meals (Daily Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner).
~ All Transport / Transfer(s) in private vehicle.
~ All Activities & Sightseeing Attraction Entry Fees, Park & Conservation Fees, Taxes, Tourism Levy.
~ Services of Certified Experienced Guide and/or Driver.
~ Personalised Pre-Departure Briefing Travel Booklet.
~ Complimentary Pre-departure Non-Commissioned Foreign Currency Exchange.
~ Complimentary South African Travel Adaptor per room.

** ITINERARY (SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT) **

DAY 1 - VICTORIA & ALFRED WATERFRONT > TABLE MOUNTAIN *UNESCO* > SIGNAL HILL (Lunch & Dinner)

Upon touchdown at Cape Town International Airport, your hospitable Cape Guide will meet and greet you at the Arrival Hall with the traditional warm hospitality customary of South Africans, to take you to scrumptious lunch at one of the numerous restaurants at the famous Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Thereafter, make your way to one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, South Africa's most famous landmark, Table Mountain (1,087 metres), flanked by the smaller mountains, Devil's Peak (1,000 metres) and Lion's Head (669 metres), is globally recognised for its biodiversity, and contains truly unique fauna and flora. Table Mountain National Park spans from Signal Hill in the North to Cape Point in the South. On the Atlantic coast of the peninsula, the buttresses - impressive in their steepness - the Twelve Apostles - are best viewed on the drive between Hout Bay and Camps Bay on Victoria Road which runs along the range.
Ascend to the top of Table Mountain in a Cable Car for an unsurpassed perspective of her transcendent beauty. Explore the Table top with spectacular 360 views of Cape Town and indulge the myth of the Tablecloth - caused by a smoking contest between the devil and a legendary local pirate known as Van Hunks - the ghostly veil which plays a vital role in sustaining the flora of the summit plateau. Time-permitting, make your way to Signal Hill for more incredible views of Cape Town before dinner.
Overnight: Seacliffe Lodge (4 star) Cape Town

DAY 2 – CAPE FUR SEALS CRUISE > AFRICAN JACKASS PENGUINS > CAPE PENINSULA > CAPE POINT > CAPE OF GOOD HOPE * UNESCO * (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

Cruise from Hout Bay to Duiker Island Seal Colony beneath Sentinel Mountain and watch thousands of Cape Fur Seals in their natural environment. The majority of seals are males waiting out their time to reach breeding age, between 8 to 12 years. Home to thousands of seals, it is also a bird sanctuary for many marine and pelagic birds including the Cape Cormorant, the Bank Cormorants, Black Back Gulls, Kelp Gulls and Hartlaub Gulls.

En-route to The Boulders Beach Penguin colony is one of the World’s most scenic stretches of road, the 9 km Chapman's Peak Drive from Hout Bay to Noordhoek, boasts 114 meanders on its rocky coastal roadway and stunning vantage points (some of which are up to 593m above sea level), at which to pull over and savour a panoramic view across the deep-blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean where whales and dolphins frolic. It was a prominent location for vehicle television commercials in the 1990s, most notably BMW's acclaimed 'Beat the Bends' campaign, in response to a commercial by competitor Mercedes-Benz. The Boulders Beach Penguins, as famous as birds can be, were moved to the Endangered List in May 2010. Of 17 penguin species in the world, the African penguin is the only one that breeds in Africa and earned its ‘Jackass’ title from their braying. Breeding in colonies stretching from southern Namibia to Port Elizabeth, Boulders Beach remains the only place in the world where one can get up-close to African penguins.

After lunch, explore Cape Point, one of the most beautiful parts of the African continent, and as the South Western-most point of the African Continent, it has become famous for its Two Ocean Views, the Cape Point Lighthouse, as well as the extensive range of flora and fauna. Forming part of the Table Mountain National Park, the Cape Point Nature Reserve’s 7,750 ha of rich and varied flora along its 40 km coastline, extends from Schuster's Bay in the West to Smitswinkel Bay in the East. Cape Point's headland consists of 3 promontories: the Cape of Good Hope, Cape Maclear and Cape Point itself, with cliffs more than 200 m above the sea, provide the perfect lookout spot for Whales, prevalent between June and November, and Dolphins throughout the year. and November, and Dolphins throughout the year.

Overnight: Seacliffe Lodge (4 star) Cape Town

DAY 3 – KIRSTENBOSCH GARDENS * UNESCO * > ROBBEN ISLAND * UNESCO * (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

The most beautiful garden in Africa that is part of a nature reserve, none can match the sheer grandeur of the setting of Kirstenbosch, against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, featuring 9,000 species or so of fynbos, comprises one of the World's 6 floral kingdoms all on its own. Fynbos, endemic to Western Cape, is the reason for the declaration of the Cape Floral Kingdom World Heritage Site, of which Table Mountain National Park is a part. The most dramatic of the fynbos species are the Protea, including South Africa's National Flower, the King Protea (Protea cynaroides).

Tucked away between some 430 trees, traverse the 130-metre cresent-shaped ‘Boomslang’ bridge winding through the trees like the indigenous tree snake it is named after - an arboreal ‘bridge’ commemorating Kirstenbosch’s 100th year, offering stunning views over the garden and the mountain. In an act of ‘bio-mimicry’, the outer steel frame resembles the rib cage of a snake enclosing the wooden bridge. Guided Walks and Shuttle Car Tours that leave every hour are also offered at Kirstenbosch.

After lunch, take a voyage into the past on a ferry from Nelson Mandela Gateway at the V&A Waterfront to Robben Island. Once on the Island, be transported by bus to experience all phases of the Island, to realize that the Island is a place of pain and the unique symbol of the triumph of the human spirit over adversity, suffering and injustice. The island tour discusses these themes as well as the detention and isolation of insane females, people with leprosy and prisoners, including African chiefs in the 1800’s.

The tour of all the historical sites around the island, is guided by a former political prisoner from the island, who is fully conversant and knowledgeable about the Island’s multi-layered 500-year-old history. The tour route includes the graveyard of people who died from leprosy, the Lime Quarry, Robert Sobukwe’s house, the Bluestone quarry, the army and navy bunkers and the Maximum Security Prison where thousands of South Africa’s freedom fighters, including South Africa's First Democratic President, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela and the Founding Leader of the Pan Africanist Congress, Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, were all incarcerated for eons. The tour culminates in a viewing of Nelson Mandela’s cell.

Overnight: Seacliffe Lodge (4 star) Cape Town

DAY 4 – HERMANUS WHALE WATCHING CRUISE > HEAVEN & EARTH VALLEY BOUTIQUE WINE TASTING (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)

An early start to the morning with a packed breakfast in tow takes you on an escape to the beauty and tranquillity of the Cape taking Sir Lowry’s Pass, through Hottentots-Holland Mountain Catchment area and Houwhoek Nature Reserve towards Hermanus ‘Heavenly Waters’ – the Whale & Shark Capital of the World – whose 1,700 km coastline features the best land-based whale watching in the world – where whales come within metres of the rocky cliffs that serve as an ideal viewing point. Heighten and intensify your experience with these magnificent giants of the sea on board a Whale Watching Cruise with a whale specialist guide and head out to sea for closer encounters with and possible sightings of dolphins, seals, otters and a host of rare seabirds.

Upon disembarkation, head to the exquisite ‘Hemel En Aarde’ Heaven and Earth Valley – home to South Africa’s most highly acclaimed award-winning Boutique Vineyards, framed by stunning mountains and breathtaking ocean views, with frost free, soft, beneficial weather and the most perfect clay shale vineyard soils, for an afternoon of premier wine tasting. Prepare your palette for a connoisseur’s wine-tasting dalliance, sampling masterpieces from arguably the most outstanding South African wines by Bouchard Finlayson, Newton Johnson and Hamilton Russell – with only time constraints determining the number of wineries you visit before your scenic drive back to Cape Town.

Overnight: Seacliffe Lodge (4 Star) Cape Town

DAY 5 – OSTRICH RANCH > WEST COAST FLORAL EXTRAVAGANZA (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Visit an Ostrich Ranch for an informative trail through the Ostrich Breeding Enclosures, with an experienced guide explaining the origins of Ostrich farming, and delighting you with many amazing facts about the largest bird in the world. The trail takes you to the Museum, Ostrich Leather Factory, and features West Coast White-Necked Ostriches, Black-Necked Ostriches, Emus, Rheas, Ostrich Chicks and the Incubator. It is not uncommon to witness the majestic mating dance of the male Ostrich, witness an egg being laid, or even catch a chick hatching. The highlight of the trail is the Ostrich Show where each member of the tour has the opportunity to sit on a live Ostrich amidst the backdrop of the spectacular Table Mountain and the surrounding countryside.

Journey along the spectacular coast of the Atlantic Seaboard, and arrive at West Coast National Park. Just inland from the secluded harbour of Saldanha Bay, amidst the idyllic azure waters of the Langebaan Lagoon, against the backdrop of the white dunes, rare fynbos and green wetlands, where thousands of seabirds roost on sheltered islands, pristine golden beaches stretch endlessly and brooding salt marshes are home to vast concentrations of migrant waders from the northern hemisphere, West Coast National Park boasts floral carpets embroidered with a tapestry of glorious colours as the Spring rains bring forth a kaleidoscopic landscape that pulses with the sheer energy and joy of brilliant multi-hued flowers unmatched along the West Coast of South Africa.

Overnight: Seacliffe Lodge (4 Star) Cape Town

DAY 6 – CAPE TOWN > JOHANNESBURG > PANORAMA ROUTE (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

An early morning domestic flight with a packed breakfast en-route takes you to Johannesburg. Upon touchdown, your hospitable Mpumalanga Guide will meet and greet you at the Arrival Hall with the traditional warm hospitality customary of South Africans. Journey along the mountainous route to the Eastern Transvaal towards the point where the ancient super continent Gondwanaland broke apart and Madagascar and Antarctica tore free from Africa 200 million years ago, where the last remnant of the Great Rift Valley forms the Escarpment, separating the High and Lowveld with their dramatically different climates, flora and fauna.

Explore the oldest known caves in the world - Sudwala Caves, the most astonishing caves in Southern Africa boasts spacious well-illuminated chambers, a yet unplumbed complex of passages, giant chambers extending into the mysterious heart of a mountain, and temperature-controlled air-flow which comes from a yet unknown source! The different layers and textures in the rock reflect the different weather patterns on this ancient seabed, whose caverns boast an array of awe-inspiring million-year-old towering calcium sculptures of nature, like the Weeping Madonna and the Screaming Monster - aged but active, anciently and patiently still growing. Time-permitting, end the day basking in one of the Panorama Route’s most exquisite waterfalls - Lone Creek Falls, against the backdrop of the legendary African Sunset.

Overnight: Westlodge Bed & Breakfast (4 Star) Panorama Route

DAY 7 – THE PANORAMA ROUTE WATER FEATURES & LANDSCAPES (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Venture into the whimsical water features of The Panorama Route. Walk across the Natural Bridge where the Mac Mac River carved a path under rocks to form a natural bridge - one of the rare beauties of Africa - a stunning blend of colour, soothing sounds and a mark of the delicate grace of Mother Nature. A small miracle of nature on this ancient continent, it is a tribute to the gentle strength of water that shapes the land in such intriguing colours and forms. Then, explore what is arguably the Panorama Route’s most dramatic, Lisbon Falls.

Travel along the lip of the Great African Escarpment and be awed by the stunning landscape of South Africa’s famous scenic Panorama Route - a photographer’s paradise - to the popular viewpoints of The Three Rondavels - three huge spirals of rock rising out of the far wall of the Blyde River canyon with their domed heads iced in green and their sides stained with fiery orange lichen, with the extensive Swadini Dam in the far distance, and Bourke’s Luck Potholes - at the meeting point of the Blyde River (River of Joy) and the Treur River (River of Sorrow) where through millions of years, the swirling whirlpools which occur at the confluence, caused water born sand and rocks to grind deep cylindrical potholes into the bedrock, creating the most remarkable geological phenomena in Africa. Finish with a legendary African sunset at God’s Window - whose name barely hints at the magnitude of the scenery, where sheer cliffs plunge over 700 meters from this escarpment - a mostly unbroken rampart of cliffs - and opens a vista into the Eden-like aesthetics of the vast expanse and escarpment forests, from the altitude of 1,730 metres.

Overnight: Westlodge Bed & Breakfast (4 Star) Panorama Route

DAY 8 – PANORAMA ROUTE > KRUGER BIG 5 GAME DRIVE SAFARI (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

After breakfast, head to the internationally-renowned 2-million-hectare Kruger Big 5 National Park (approximately the size of Belgium) spanning South Africa to Moçambique. Amongst the thousands of wildlife destinations on the African continent, few parallel the splendorous wilderness of Kruger. The southern Kruger bush boasts some of the highest concentrations of the elusive Leopard in the world, and is among the best places for sighting Lion and Hyena.

Head into the heart of the Kruger National Park for an unforgettable ultimate Luxury-In-The-Bush experience, where your exclusive glass-fronted timber suite lets the beautiful outside wilderness in. A private deck with an expansive vista to the Nwaswitsontso river or savannah grasslands, equipped with a Jacuzzi or Plunge pool, allows you to relax on the sunbed or let the bubbles soothe your weary muscles as the chattering of weavers, thrushes and kingfishers provide a magical playlist for your relaxation. Complete with signature bath amenities, fluffy bathrobes and hairdryer, the spacious stone and marble bathroom features a separate shower and claw-foot bathtub looking out on to the serenity of the Kruger bush.

After lunch, be hosted by experienced professional Field Guides to experience the true spirit of the African Bush on an authentic safari featuring intimate wildlife encounters on a Sunset Kruger Big 5 Open Vehicle Game Drive Safari in South Africa’s Largest Protected Wildlife Reserve. Amidst well-foliaged lofty trees along the river’s edge, the birdlife is as diverse as the wildlife. Driving out before the sun sets in the quest for the Big Five and other mammals, birds, reptiles, and wild residents of Kruger, return just before dark for a hearty dinner.

Sink in to the comfortable king-size bed after the day’s safari, where a mosquito net envelops the entire bed in the evening, a prediction of the day’s weather, and something sweet provided as a nightcap, preparing you for pleasant dreams in the bush. Drift to sleep to crickets chirping, the barely audible rustle of African Wild Dog packs on the prowl, the occasional male lion roar in a show of dominance and the cackling of hyenas breaking the silence of the night.

Overnight: Imbali Safari Lodge (5 Star) Kruger

DAY 9 – IMBALI SAFARI LODGE KRUGER BIG 5 GAME DRIVE SAFARIS (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Before the break of dawn, brew and savour a hot in-room beverage, then embark on a Sunrise Kruger Big 5 Open Vehicle Game Drive Safari in the hunt for the Big 5, keeping your eyes peeled for a Leopard casually draped over the branch of a big tree, Lions devouring an overnight kill, or a herd of Elephants taking a morning stroll. Journey through riverine bush, thorn thickets and open grassland to catch the nocturnal animals in action before they head into the bush for shelter from the noonday sun. Apart from the world-famous Big Five – a term coined by big-game hunters referring to the five most difficult and dangerous to hunt on foot - Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhinoceros and Buffalo, look out for the Fruit Bat, Thick-Tailed Bush Baby, Warthog, Spotted Hyena, Purple–Crested Lourie, African Green Pigeon, Hamerkop, African Fish-Eagle and Black Cuckoo-Shrike, as well as Klipspringer, and Giraffe in the surrounding woodlands.

Return to the lodge for a late breakfast and some leisure time to enjoy the surrounding bush before lunch, with sightings of the wide variety of animals that congregate to drink at the river. Sojourn by the river, to catch herds of Antelope quenching their thirst, Crocodiles basking in the afternoon sun, and Hippos keeping cool in the water. In the late afternoon, embark upon a Kruger Big 5 Open Vehicle Game Drive Safari, exploring the diverse animal species, sighting other animals other than the Big 5, like the elusive Klipspringer with the ability to stand dead still on prominent outcrops, the Mountain Reedbuck, Wildebeest, Zebra and Hyena. From giraffes grazing on Acacia leaves to waiting for buffalo herds to cross the road in front of you – it’s National Geographic Wild live!

Overnight: Imbali Safari Lodge (5 Star) Kruger

DAY 10 – KRUGER BIG 5 GAME DRIVE SAFARI > KRUGER > JOHANNESBURG > SINGAPORE VIA DOHA (QATAR) (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Start the day before the crack of dawn with a quick in-room beverage before setting off in anticipation as to what sightings the day will bring. Head to popular animal haunts in the surrounding wilderness on a Sunrise Kruger Big 5 Open Vehicle Game Drive Safari for more game-viewing and photo opportunities. Encounter elusive big cats enjoying a spot of shade, and listen for the distinctively evocative call of the African Fish-Eagles. Kruger, with 147 species of large mammals, boasts more species of large mammals than any other African Game Reserve, and supports packs of the endangered African Wild Dog, of which there are thought to be only 400 in the whole of South Africa. Kruger also houses 114 species of reptiles, sustaining 33 species of amphibians in 6 major rivers running through it. Spot the Little 5 (Ant Lion, Leopard Tortoise, Elephant Shrew, Rhinoceros Beetle & Buffalo Weaver), the Ugly 5 (Hyena, Marabou Stork, Vulture, Warthog and Wildebeest). Return for a late breakfast and check out. After breakfast, travel towards Johannesburg and arrive in time for a quick meal before checking-in for your safe flight to home to Singapore.

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Important Notes


~ Valid for travel to be completed by 30Sep'18.
~ International airfares between Singapore and South Africa is NOT included, please check for details.
~ Prices do not include porterage, tipping or gratuities.
~ Prices includes all applicable taxes; Capped at S$135 per person.
~ Prices for 3 Adults will be getting 2 rooms (1Twin+1Single) / Prices for 5 Adults will be getting 3 nights (2Twins+1Single).
~ Child's price on application, please check with us for more details.
~ Child's Policy to entering South Africa. Introduced by the South African Department of Home Affairs from 1 June 2015, specify that all minors (children under 18 years) are required to produce, in addition to their passport, an Unabridged Birth Certificate which shows the details of both parents for all international travel to and from South Africa.
~ Confirmation is subject to room and seats availability.
~ Strict cancellation policy apply once booking is confirmed.
~ Price for child is valid when sharing with 2 adults using existing bedding.
~ Payment may be made in Singapore Dollars by cash, NETS, cheques or Visa/Mastercard only.
~ Due to fluctuation on currency exchange, prices are subject to change without prior notice.


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Above prices quoted exclude the following surcharges which will be collected upon confirmation of package:
~ International airfares between Singapore and South Africa is NOT included, please check for details.

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Above prices quoted exclude the following surcharges which will be collected upon confirmation of package:
~ International airfares between Singapore and South Africa is NOT included, please check for details.
Room Type 9 Nights Jewels of South Africa - Floral Delights *ALL INCLUSIVE*
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