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South African Sojourn

South African Sojourn

9 Day Package from Cape Town to Johannesburg

Vacation overview

Lions and rhinos and cheetahs—oh, my. Oh, yeah…and elephants and giraffes and impala and even penguins! Step out of the ordinary and into Africa for a vacation that will leave you in awe! This 9-day Monograms vacation includes a choice of accommodations, private guided sightseeing, shared game drives, breakfast daily, and four lunches. Plus, in Cape Town and Johannesburg a Local Host® is at your service—a friendly face and expert on the local scene who ensures your vacation runs smoothly, answers your questions, and helps you personalize your experience. And on safari, you’ll have experienced Rangers and game trackers with you on all game drives.

From the moment you take your first step, the Monograms difference becomes apparent. Your vacation begins in Cape Town, where we can pick you up at the airport and escort you to your hotel. Dig into a delicious included breakfast the next morning before a private guided tour with your Local Host featuring a cable-car ride to the top of Table Mountain for spectacular views of Cape Town. Next, descend from the mountain to the ocean as you visit Boulders Beach with its delightful colony of African penguins. Lastly, explore beautiful Cape Point Nature Reserve—home to Cape Point, the southwesternmost point on the continent. The following day is free to explore on your own or you can join an optional excursion. Consider a visit to the beautiful Cape winelands for a magical day winery visits and tastings. From June to December you can also choose to go whale-watching in Hermanus, the self-proclaimed whale-watching capital of the world.

Next, travel to the Kruger National Park area, where we transfer you to your lodge in a private game reserve. From here, head out multiple times with a professional Ranger in search of Africa's “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo. You’re sure to encounter many other species as well. Cap off each day with refreshing included sundowner drinks, the perfect way to relax and reflect as the sun sets over the beautiful South Africa landscape.

Finally, embark a quick flight to Johannesburg, where your Local Host will welcome and acquaint you with the world’s largest city not situated on a river, lake, or coastline. Private sightseeing takes you inside the fascinating Apartheid Museum, SOWETO, and the former home of Nelson Mandela—and features lunch at a local “Joburg” restaurant.

From start to finish, Monograms’ South African Sojourn is an incredible journey, with accommodations, guides, sightseeing, and transportation already included! With the time saved and the comfort of knowing you have a local there to assist you throughout your vacation, you’ll be one happy traveler!

Local Host

Local Hosts in Cape Town & Johannesburg; professional Ranger & game tracker in the Kruger National Park area

Meals

American breakfast daily; 4 lunches; 3 dinners

Sightseeing & Activities

Private sightseeing and shared game drives, as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary; special features are shown in UPPERCASE

Transportation

Cape Town & Johannesburg: private vehicle; Kruger National Park area: shared 4-wheel-drive safari vehicle carries a maximum of nine people; private (Cape Town & Johannesburg) or shared (Kruger area) airport transfers to/from intra-vacation flights; intra-vacation flights not included.

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Itinerary

 

Day 1   ARRIVE IN CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

Welcome to South Africa! Arrive late in the evening and check in to your hotel.

Day 2   CAPE TOWN

Start your PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR with a CABLE-CAR RIDE up Table Mountain (weather permitting). Here, enjoy stunning views of the city and surrounding area. Next, stop at Boulders Beach and visit a COLONY OF ENDANGERED AFRICAN PENGUINS, known for the unique sound they make. After lunch, continue on to CAPE POINT NATURE RESERVE. Stop at the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point, the southwesternmost point of the African continent, for incredible panoramic views. On your return journey, skirt the rocky coastline as you ascend Chapman’s Peak Drive, one of the most spectacular drives in the world, then continue through the fishing village of Hout Bay. The evening is at your leisure in Cape Town.

NOTE:
Each year, generally in early August, the Table Mountain cableway closes for maintenance. During this time, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden will be visited.

Day 3   CAPE TOWN

Enjoy a full day at your leisure. Your Local Host is happy to make recommendations.

Day 4   CAPE TOWN–KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA

Today, fly to the KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA and transfer to your lodge in a private game reserve. The Kruger area is famous for its abundance of wildlife, so you have a great chance to see the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo. Other animals you may see include kudu, impala, giraffe, hippo, cheetah, spotted hyena, wildebeest, bushbaby, and more! This afternoon, embark on your first GAME DRIVE and stop for a SUNDOWNER DRINK as the sun sets over the bushveld.

Day 5   KRUGER AREA

Wake up early for a MORNING GAME DRIVE in an open-air, 4-wheel-drive Land Rover. Your skilled tracker and professional Ranger will help you learn more about this special ecosystem as you view wildlife up close. Return to your lodge for breakfast and time to relax prior to your AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE. Stop for a SUNDOWNER DRINK before returning to your lodge for dinner.

Day 6   KRUGER AREA

Continue exploring the private game reserve on MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME DRIVES. In the middle of the day take advantage of some free time. Swim in the pool, read a book, or enjoy a drink at the bar. End the day with a SUNDOWNER DRINK!

Day 7   KRUGER AREA–JOHANNESBURG

Enjoy one last GAME DRIVE this morning before flying to Johannesburg. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Day 8   JOHANNESBURG

Today’s PRIVATE SIGHTSEEING TOUR starts with a visit to the unforgettable APARTHEID MUSEUM. Here, you will learn about the founding of South Africa before delving into the apartheid years. Continue on to SOWETO (South Western Township), the largest township in the country. You will see the Hector Pieterson Memorial, dedicated to the 12-year-old boy killed by police during a demonstration in 1976, and the neighborhood that was home to Nobel Peace Prize winners Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela. Visit MANDELA HOUSE to gain perspective on life here. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before transferring back to your hotel for time at leisure.

Day 9   JOHANNESBURG

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Vacation Highlights

Private sightseeing and shared game drives, as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary; special features are shown in UPPERCASE

No Excursions are available at this time.


Travel Terms & Conditions
The purchase of any travel services offered by Monograms, constitutes a contractual arrangement between you (the Traveler) and Monograms, and represents your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions. Please ensure that you read carefully and understand the Terms & Conditions prior to booking. These Terms & Conditions cover Deposit & Final Payment information, Air-Inclusive Deposits & Final Payment, Revisions & Revision Fees, Air Arrangements, Participation, Travelers Who Need Special Assistance, Young Travelers, Smoking, Price Policy, Visas and Passports, Hotels & Accommodations, Baggage Allowance, Travel Documents, Not Included in the Land Price, Refunds, Service Inquires After the Vacation, Holidays, Safety, Photos & Pictures, Optional Excursions, and Responsibility.
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Important Notes
  • Vacation departures, itineraries and prices are subject to change.
  • A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required for Monograms to reserve space for you. View Terms & Conditions for limited exceptions.
  • The following charges are not included in the land vacation price unless otherwise noted: airfare to and from the start of your vacation; Intra-vacation air unless specified in the itinerary; airline baggage fees including checked and/or excess baggage fees; Federal inspection fees for the Federal U.S. Customs and Immigrations; International Air Transportation tax; agricultural tax; other per person taxes imposed by government entities; airport taxes and fees including the September 11th Security fee up to $10 per person, passenger facility charges up to $18 per person, Federal domestic flight segment fees up to $3.70 per segment, and U.S. and International arrival and departure and other government-imposed added by the airline and applicable at time of booking; port taxes; passports; visas and vaccinations; tips to your Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ship's crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted Monograms menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant or onboard your vessel (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); airport transfers on non-qualifying flights; optional excursions; additional activities and excursions purchased online; porterage at airports and train stations; Travel Protection; and all other items of a personal nature.

Booking your Vacation with Air
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