11 DAYS SOUTH AFRICA FROM $2495

South Africa - Limited Time Sale!!

11 DAYS SOUTH AFRICA
From $2495 with air from JFK/ATL/IAD
Other gateway cities available – call for rates
INCLUDED FEATURES:
• Round-trip transatlantic air transportation
• All intra-South Africa air/land transportation
• Locally Guided: Local guides provide transfers and sightseeing
• 8 breakfasts
• 8 nights accommodation in affordable and moderate hotels
• Round-trip transfers between airport and hotel, hotel taxes and service charges
• Game viewing, cultural activities and sightseeing, as specified
• South African Airways or Delta Frequent Flyer members eligible to earn frequent flyer credit •USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program

Day 1 • USA to JOHANNESBURG Look forward to the adventures ahead as you fly transatlantic aboard South African Airways' comfortable wide-cabin jetliner.

Day 2 • ARRIVE JOHANNESBURG Upon your arrival at the Johannesburg International Airport, you will be met and transferred on the hotel's shuttle bus to The Birchwood Executive Hotel, for overnight on a bed and breakfast basis.

The Birchwood Executive Hotel boasts 235 executive hotel rooms, 15 different conference and banqueting rooms and a recreational facility for all "out-of-the-office" corporate requirements. The hotel rooms are designer decorated and offer satellite TV, air-conditioning, a wall safe, bar fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel facilities include four different restaurants, a convention center, room service, 24-hour reception, same-day laundry and dry cleaning, 24-hour security, secure access controlled parking, a state of the art gym facility, 3 swimming pools, a sauna, a steam room, tennis courts, squash courts, a cycle and jogging track, a Lapa & Boma for theme evenings, a cocktail bar, a lounge and Caesars Casino.
The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 3 • JOHANNESBURG to KRUGER NATIONAL PARK Take the hotel shuttle bus back to Johannesburg International Airport and proceed with check in formalities for your scheduled flight to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport. Upon arrival at the Kruger Mpumalanga Airport, you will be met and transferred by road to Protea Hotel Hazyview where you will be accommodated for three nights on a bed & breakfast basis.

In the heart of the lush Mpumalanga Lowveld and only 15 minutes drive from the Kruger National Park, the Protea Hotel Hazyview is perfectly positioned for exploring this enchanting region. This charming country retreat is situated on a magnificent 10 acre garden estate with breathtaking views and superb facilities, and exceptionally good weather. Rooms are spacious and comfortable, overlooking lush gardens with an abundance of birdlife. All en-suite rooms offer air-conditioning, satellite TV, electronic safes and other modern conveniences. Relax at the pool or enjoy sundowners in our exclusive Maroela Bar and Lounge. Healthy appetites are superbly catered for at the Letaba Restaurant and adjacent terrace, or embrace Africa’s charm with the pulsating rhythm of Swazi harmony and traditional barbeque fare. Additional facilities include floodlit tennis courts, games room, sauna and play park.

The Kruger National Park and private reserves are world renowned with a rich diversity of bird life and wildlife. From here you may join an open vehicle safari or you can explore the parks in the comfort of your own vehicle. Alternatively there are many other interesting activities in the area including horse riding, sailing, river rafting, hiking, ballooning, squash courts and fishing.
The rest of the day is at leisure. MEALS INCLUDED: Breakfast

Day 4 • KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
Up at sunrise for a full day open vehicle game drive in the Kruger National Park (the Kruger Park Conservation levy has been included). Lunch will be on your own account.
KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this national park of nearly 2 million hectares, is unrivalled in the diversity of its life forms and a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies. Truly the flagship of the South African national parks, Kruger is home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals. Man's interaction with the Lowveld environment over many centuries - from bushman rock paintings to majestic archaeological sites like Masorini and Thulamela - is very evident in the Kruger National Park. These treasures represent the cultures, persons and events that played a role in the history of the Kruger National Park and are conserved along with the park's natural assets.
Return to the Protea Hotel Hazyview in the late afternoon. The evening is at leisure.
MEALS INCLUDED: Breakfast

Day 5 • KRUGER NATIONAL PARK The full day will be at leisure for you to relax and enjoy the surroundings or embark on optional game viewing activities.
MEALS INCLUDED: Breakfast

Day 6 • KRUGER NATIONAL PARK to CAPE TOWN You are transferred to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, for your afternoon flight to Cape Town.
Upon arrival at the Cape Town International Airport you will be met and transferred by road to Protea Hotel Sea Point for four nights on a bed and breakfast basis.

The Protea Hotel Sea Point is situated between Main and Beach Roads in Sea Point, Cape Town. Minutes from the V&A Waterfront, 30 minutes from Cape Town International Airport and 5 minutes from the Central Business District. The hotel offers 123 sumptuous rooms. Stylish and spacious, all rooms offer breathtaking views of either the ocean or mountains, with en-suite bathroom, air-conditioning and satellite TV. Soak up the sun beside the sparkling plunge pool, set up on the fourth floor with magnificent views of the bay, or unwind in the sophisticated and friendly atmosphere of the brand new, La Café Coffee Bar.
Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.
MEALS INCLUDED: Breakfast

Day 7 • CAPE TOWN A half day city tour passes Cape Town landmarks including the Castle of Good Hope built in 1666 by the Dutch East India Company and the baroque City Hall. See St. George's Cathedral, the Anglican Diocese of Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and visit the South African Museum, noted for its natural history and anthropology collection. Visit the Company Gardens and the Malay Quarter. Ascend to the top of magnificent Table Mountain [weather permitting] by revolving cable car. On a clear day, marvel at the birds-eye view of the city and its beaches; it is possible to see Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned on one side, and Cape Point on the other. Descend from the Upper Cableway station to an awaiting coach and proceed around Table Bay to the Milnerton Lighthouse.
All entrance fees are included in this tour, except Table Mountain (payable directly as weather dependant). Remainder of the day at leisure.
MEALS INCLUDED: Breakfast

Day 8 • CAPE TOWN This morning, you will be met by your guide for a Half Day Walk to Freedom Tour. Experience the various cultures of the Cape as you tour the Bo-Kaap, the picturesque Malay Quarter with its spicy babotie and curry aromas that fill the air, moving on through the District Six area, where you stop for a half hour visit at the District Six Museum. From here you tour Langa (the oldest apartheid housing scheme in the Western Cape townships), and Guguletu. You will be given an insight into the various cultures and the history of each township. The tour allows for a visit to a 'Spaza Shop', 'Shebeen', hostels, and the Tsoga Environmental Gardens. Return to the hotel around lunchtime.
The balance of the day and evening are at leisure
MEALS INCLUDED: Breakfast

Day 9 • CAPE TOWN You will have today at leisure to explore Cape Town and its environs on your own. Optional tours are available to round out your visit in Cape Town.
MEALS INCLUDED: Breakfast

Day 10 • CAPE TOWN to USA Scheduled transfer from The Protea Hotel Sea Point to Cape Town International Airport, where you will fly home aboard South African Airways' wide-cabin jetliner overnight flight.
MEALS INCLUDED:

Breakfast Day 11 • ARRIVE USA Arrive home!
Extend your trip with exciting visits to VICTORIA FALLS or BOTSWANA
Ask Joan, our South Africa Specialist to help you with extensions and options.
Guaranteed departures with a minimum of 2 passengers
Air/Land
Apr 16-Jun 8 $2549
Jun 9-Aug 20 $2799
Aug 21-31 $2549
Sep 1-30 $2699
Oct 1-Nov 30 $2309
Dec 1-8 $2719
Dec 9-19 $2969
Dec 20-23 $3079
Dec 24-31 $2439 Single sup $210-$500
2006: (2006 prices are subject to change)
Jan 1-5 $2259
Jan 6-Mar 31 $2159

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy and subject to availability. Airport departure taxes of up to $255 are additional. IMPORTANT- Passports must be valid for six months after your return date and must have 2 contiguous full blank pages.


BIRCHWOOD COUNTRY CLUB



At the Birchwood Hotel and Conference Centre we pride ourselves on offering you a four star property with service standard that simply makes your life easier. The Birchwood Hotel and Conference Centre epitomizes this philosophy. Set on 30 acres of landscaped garden, in the heart of the east rand, the Birchwood Hotel & Conference Centre boasts 235 executive Hotel rooms, 15 conference rooms and a recreational facility creating an attractive and tranquil atmosphere for all your out of the office corporate requirements. The Birchwood Executive Hotel offers the most demanding business guest or event organizer an exciting range of meeting and event facilities coupled with dedicated and committed staff to ensure that we deliver you peace of mind.
Location:
Birchwood is located 7km from Johannesburg International Airport and a stone's throw away from the East Rand Mall. Easily accessible from the R24 and R21 respectively, this unique Hotel and Conference Centre appeals to both leisure enthusiasts and business travelers alike.
Hotel Facilities:
24-hour reception
Airport transportation (complimentary)
Parking (valet)
Secretarial services
Laundry service
Swimming pool - outdoor
Fitness equipment
Restaurant(s) in hotel
Bar/lounge
Air-conditioned public areas
Currency exchange
Health club
Self parking
Multilingual staff
Facilities for the disabled
Room Facilities:
Non-smoking rooms
Television
In-room movies
Mini-bar
Coffee/tea maker
Hair dryer
In-room safe
Dining:
Birchwood Spur: A popular family restaurant adjoining the Hotel. Open daily from 11h00 - 23h00 relax and enjoy the fine cuisine from one of South Africa's leading restaurant chains.
Room Service - Available from the Birchwood Spur from 11h00 - 23h00
120 Restaurant: Situated in the foyer of the Hotel, guests find this the perfect place to relax and unwind.
Hi Flyerz Aviation Theme Bar: For the more outgoing, this informal pub atmosphere will keep you entertained until the early hours of the morning.
Birchwood Breakfast Room: Breakfast is served daily in our Birchwood breakfast room.
Other:
3 Swimming Pools, Gymnasium, Tennis Court, Squash Court, Sauna, Steam room, Volleyball, Jogging Track

VICTORIA FALLS EXTENSION

Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
is set high on a plateau which forms a natural boundary to the unfenced Zambezi National Park, and is just a few miles from the majestic splendor of Victoria Falls. This deluxe lodge, where each room has its own balcony, offers uninterrupted views of magnificent sunsets and the on-site waterhole which attracts a wide variety of game, including elephant, buffalo, impala and kudu. The award-winning lodge, its restaurant, bar, and pool area are all created with an eye for detail including hardwoods, thatch and richly textured ethnic fabrics creating a striking yet relaxed atmosphere, the perfect setting for your African safari experience.
Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is featured on both Conde Nast Traveler's Gold List of the World's Best Places to stay, and as one of "The World's Best Awards" in Travel & Leisure.
DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY:


Day 1 • JOHANNESBURG to VICTORIA FALLS
Transfer to the airport for a short flight to Victoria Falls, where you will be met and transferred to the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge. Victoria Falls, a World Heritage Site known as the "largest curtain of falling water on earth," remains as evocative a destination today as it was to 19th century explorers.
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner in Hotel

Day 2 • VICTORIA FALLS
After breakfast, join a guided tour of Victoria Falls. After a briefing on the Falls, your guide takes you by scenic pathways through the rainforest, with numerous viewpoints to enjoy along the way. One of the 7 natural wonders of the world, David Livingstone was the first European to visit the Falls, and named it after Queen Victoria. To the locals, it is known as “Mosi oaTunya” ---the Smoke that Thunders --- an accurate description of the turbulent waters of the Zambezi River cascading over the sheer precipice into a narrow gorge hundreds of feet below, creating a shower of spray and a deafening noise. You’ll never forget the truly awe-inspiring sight of these magnificent falls. This afternoon, take a scenic sunset cruise on the Zambezi River, including drinks and snacks. Enjoy dinner at the hotel or traditional Boma restaurant.
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner in Hotel

Day 3 • VICTORIA FALLS to JOHANNESBURG/USA
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg where you connect with your overnight return flight home.
MEALS: Breakfast

Day 4 • ARRIVE USA
Arrive home today!



4 Day Victoria Falls Extension (per person)
(This extension may be added to tours that begin or end in Johannesburg.)
AIR & LAND ONLY*: $849
Single Supplement: $220

*Land only rate does not include trans-Atlantic air fare and valid only when purchased in conjunction with transatlantic air.

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