Discover South Africa | African Travel

Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa

Discover South Africa

8 days | Cape Town to Port Elizabeth

On this 8-day Discover South Africa adventure, you’ll explore South Africa with local hosts guiding you. Start in vibrant Cape Town and experience the coming together of cultures, cuisines, wine lands and coastal landscapes. Then, travel to South Africa’s most successful private conservation initiative, the Shamwari Private Game Reserve, where you’ll get a first-hand look at conservation and sustainable wildlife management in action.

Enjoy four nights in Cape Town and three nights in Shamwari Private Game Reserve.

African Travel is a leader in African safaris and offers a variety of safari adventures which can be customized to fit your travel type.

Trip Highlights

  • Discover vibrant Cape Town, with plenty of time to explore lively neighborhoods, Table Mountain, charming vineyards, and the sparkling coastline of “The Fairest Cape.”
  • Enjoy the wildlife-rich Shamwari Game Reserve, one of the largest private conservation initiatives in Southern Africa.
  • Explore the breathtaking scenery of the Cape of Good Hope and the surrounding winelands on privately guided sightseeing tours.

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Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1: Arrive in Cape Town, South Africa

After a warm welcome upon your arrival in Cape Town, you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of your day is at leisure.

DAY 2: Cape Town

Day to explore at your leisure. Recommended activities include a drive along the legendary Chapman’s Peak Drive to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, a ride on the Flying Dutchman funicular to the old lighthouse, and then another drive along the coast to the penguin colony at Boulders Beach. (B) 

DAY 3: Cape Town

Day to explore at your leisure. Recommended activities include exploring the nearby winelands. Learn about the process of winemaking, from grape to goblet. Take in the breathtaking beauty of Franschhoek, the gourmet capital of South Africa and take a stroll through charming Stellenbosch with its Cape Dutch architecture. (B)

DAY 4: Cape Town

Day to explore at your leisure. Recommended activities include private tour starting at the top of Table Mountain and then descending into the city to explore both the historical and modern sides of Cape Town. Include a ferry ride to Robben Island, a historic landmark and UNESCO site, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for many years. (B)

DAY 5: Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Fly to Port Elizabeth and the newly refurbished Long Lee Manor at the Shamwari Game Reserve, one of the largest private conservation initiatives in Southern Africa. In the afternoon, your first game drive. (B, L, D)

DAY 6: Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Twice-daily game drives throughout the reserve, accompanied by expert guides, provide plenty of opportunities to witness wildlife. Your guide will share the ways that your visit helps support sustainable tourism efforts. (B, L, D)

DAY 7: Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Fill your time between game drives with visits to The Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. Talk with the vets, who care for young, injured and abandoned animals, which are later released back into the wild. (B, L, D)

DAY 8: Shamwari Private Game Reserve – Port Elizabeth

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before continuing your transfer to Port Elizabeth for your departure flight home. (B)

Long Lee Manor, Shamwari Game Reserve, South Africa
Long Lee Manor

Accommodations

Cape Cadogan | Cape Town

Ideally situated for those looking to discover Cape Town’s fascinating history, exotic culture, soulful art, lively entertainment and delectable cuisine. The rooms, located in both the heritage and contemporary tower wing, offer spectacular views of either the city, or the mountain.

Long Lee Manor | Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Overlooking the magnificent plains of Shamwari is the exquisite and elegant Long Lee Manor. Along with its rolling landscapes, this newly redesigned lodge boasts Edwardian styled suites and a breathtaking rim-flow pool and offers several unique features that will keep you comfortable during your stay.

Dates and Pricing

Departures January – May 2022  | 8 days From $3,999 per person

Prices are in US Dollars per person based on double occupancy accommodations unless otherwise stated and include internal flights. Prices do not include airfare to and from arrival and departure cities.

Contact us for complete details.

Inclusions

  • Before you Go Welcome Gift – Safari starter kit includes stylish bag, safari swag, and how-to guides on tipping, weather and travel
  • Dedicated US-based Safari Specialist
  • Choice of Meet & Greet Services ranging from basic airport transfers to VIP services
  • Five-star accommodations
  • Expert guide
  • Sightseeing activities specified in itinerary
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner as noted on itinerary
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Africa
Victoria Falls

Add-Ons

Victoria Falls | Zimbabwe

3 days | From $1,395 per person

Experience the extraordinary Victoria Falls, the world’s largest curtain of falling water and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Choose from morning or afternoon game drives, sunrise or sunset river cruises, or simply relax on your veranda and watch nature unfold on the river. Tour the Zimbabwean side, from the many spectacular vantage points along the width of the falls. 

Two nights accommodation at Victoria Falls River Lodge.

About African Travel

As the longest established luxury safari operator focused exclusively on the African continent, African Travel, Inc. is dedicated to creating and providing the ultimate African experience. African Travel started with a small hotel in a tiny fishing village and now offers a broad range of trips and styles. Its dedicated team has lived and traveled extensively throughout the continent and shares their wealth of expertise on every safari vacation.

Customize your travel with one of these travel types:

Tailor Made –  Create your own bespoke travel experience, the most popular travel style.

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