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South Africa (For Families)

10 days with Adventures by Disney   Rating: Deluxe

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Itinerary
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Day 1 South Africa
Arrive at Cape Town
Welkom! Upon exiting customs, be greeted by an Adventures by Disney representative who escorts you to your transfer vehicle. Relax as the driver assists with your luggage and takes you to the Table Bay Hotel.
 
Table Bay Hotel
Unwind from your journey as your Adventure Guide checks you into this spacious, sophisticated, full-service hotel located on the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Ask your Adventure Guide for suggestions about exploring Cape Town on your own.
 
On Your Own Afternoon and Dinner in Cape Town
Explore Cape Town, the "Mother City" of South Africa, which rests beneath the majestic Table Mountain on the edge of sandy white beaches and shimmering azure waves. Roam the picturesque Victoria & Alfred Waterfront with pathways that wind past the city's enticing cafés, open-air markets and the celebrated Two Oceans Aquarium. Ask your Adventure Guides to recommend the ideal restaurant for dinner that would fit your family's needs.
 
Day 2 Cape Town
Welcome Orientation and Breakfast
Say goeie môre ("good morning" in Afrikaans) to your fellow Adventurers during a breakfast and exclusive orientation with your Adventure Guides.
 
The District Six Museum and Lunch
Return to Cape Town and visit the District Six Museum, which chronicles the injustice and racial intemperance dating from South Africa's apartheid period. From the museum, it's a short hop to a local restaurant to satisfy your appetite at lunch, choosing from a variety of meat dishes or a tasty vegetarian plate from a set menu.
 
Table Mountain Aerial Cableway and Nature Walk*
Enjoy an exciting ride on the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway to the summit of Table Mountain. Then, take a privately guided nature walk along a series of paved paths through the fynbos—one of the world's most diverse floral kingdoms—and see spectacular views from your towering perch!
 
City Walking Tour and Shopping at Greenmarket Square
After lunch, stroll through the city's historic center and visit landmarks including Company's Garden Park, the Houses of Parliament, St. George's Cathedral and Greenmarket Square—where there are dozens of stalls featuring crafts and handmade goods from across the African continent! Afterwards, return by motor coach to the hotel, where the remainder of the afternoon is yours to enjoy as you wish.
 
Welcome Dinner in Cape Town
Make your way through the exciting bustle of the city streets and enjoy a three-course meal from a set menu in the heart of Cape Town. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
 
*If weather precludes access to Table Mountain, Guests will visit the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens.
 
Day 3 Cape Town
Breakfast at the Hotel
Wake up to a tasty breakfast before beginning your day of exploration.
 
Cape of Good Hope
Board a motor coach to the Cape of Good Hope for a photo stop. Marvel at the extraordinary scenery—the same view that greeted the 15th-century Portuguese explorers Bartolomeu Dias and Vasco da Gama!
 
Cape Point
Catch glimpses of the stunning coastline on a scenic drive to Cape Point. Upon arrival, ride the Flying Dutchman Funicular up the mountainous slope through fynbos to the lighthouse at the top. Hike over the natural terrain and delight in the panoramic views. Then, take an easy stroll back down along a paved nature trail.
 
Lunch With a View
Savor fresh seafood and other options from a set menu at a restaurant featuring a spectacular seaside view.
 
African Penguins at Boulders Beach
Take a short walk to Boulders Beach—home to the charming African penguins. Located in a cove on the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, its white sand beach is surrounded by massive granite boulders. Take a moment to delight in the antics of these adorable birds as they wade and waddle around!
 
Celebration of Africa Dinner
Get in the groove with an interactive drumming class and be entertained by over 1,000 years of legend, history and artistry wrapped in the mystical wisdom of African proverbs. Then, revel in the lively flavors of modern African cuisine accompanied by traditional Cape Malay flat breads. After dining, celebrate Africa with Malian puppeteers whose puppets, masks and music tell African folk tales and dramatize the relationship human beings have with the spiritual world. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
 
Day 4 Cape Town
Breakfast at the Hotel
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel with your fellow Adventurers before boarding a motor coach to Stellenbosch, the heart and soul of the Cape Winelands region.
 
Spier Wine Farm
Make your way through the verdant Cape Town countryside to the award-winning Spier Wine Farm, one of South Africa's oldest wineries. While you're there, enjoy its wildlife rehabilitation and conservation center featuring Eagle Encounters, where you can interact up-close with eagles, hawks, owls and vultures. Be amazed by the falconry displays where the bird handler uses props that facilitate each bird to show its distinctive natural talent.
 
Lunch in the Winelands
Relish a delectable lunch in a private dining room inside the historic Manor House at the Boschendal Farm, surrounded by the rich South African wine country.
 
Dinner on Your Own
Explore the university town of Stellenbosch, abundant with art galleries and boutiques. Take your pick of casual cafés and fine dining establishments along the oak-lined streets. With restaurants that appeal to a variety of tastes, ask your Adventure Guide to recommend the ones that best fit your family's needs. After a delicious dinner, return to Cape Town for the evening. (Breakfast and Lunch)
 
Day 5 Knysna
Breakfast at the Hotel
Fuel up on a tasty breakfast before you travel to George.
 
Depart for George
Journey on a short flight from Cape Town to George.
 
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary
Lemurs, gibbons, capuchins and more! Experience the thrill of Monkeyland, the world's first primate sanctuary, which houses 18 species of primates with 11 roaming free in a high canopy forest. Take a guided walking safari through this natural habitat and see them chatter, forage and carry on with their daily monkey business.
 
Lunch at Bramon Wine Estate
Enjoy a Mediterranean lunch at the exquisite Bramon Wine Estate overlooking the vineyards.
 
Birds of Eden
After lunch, walk next door to Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary to the Birds of Eden for a privately guided tour of this special sanctuary, which houses a large collection of bird species that fly free under its netted dome. Delight in seeing the brilliantly colored birds and hearing the bustle of their wings and bird songs resound throughout the indigenous forest of the aviary.
 
Dinner on Your Own in Knysna
Once you are settled into your hotel, be sure to ask your Adventure Guides for dinner recommendations at the variety of restaurants in Knysna. (Breakfast and Lunch)
 
Day 6 Knysna
Breakfast at the Hotel
Start your day off with a delicious breakfast and get ready for your ferry ride to the Featherbed Nature Reserve.
 
Featherbed Nature Reserve
Board a ferry for a ride across the Knysna Lagoon to the spectacular Featherbed Nature Reserve with its 2 sandstone cliffs—the Knysa Heads—standing like sentries on either side. Marvel at the scenery as you travel to the clifftop in a cart pulled by a 4-wheel drive Minimog—a bumpy, off-road vehicle commonly used in challenging terrains. The panoramic views from the cliffs will take your breath away! Then walk down trails through the lush reserve until you arrive at the shore for lunch.
 
Lunch at Featherbed Nature Reserve
Indulge in a buffet lunch of delicious South African dishes under the generous shade of the milkwood trees.
 
Afternoon on Your Own in Knysna Quays
Return to Knysna Quays on the ferry and explore its unique waterfront shops, go horseback riding, take guided nature hikes, relax on the private beach or choose to relax at one of its many cafés.
 
Dinner at Knysna Elephant Park
Visit Knysna Elephant Park, the first elephant orphanage in South Africa, and enjoy the rare opportunity to get close to these gentle giants. Afterwards, savor a delicious dinner at the park restaurant. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
 
Day 7 Kapama Game Reserve
Breakfast at the Hotel
Enjoy a delicious breakfast and get ready for your flight to Kapama.
 
Fly to Kapama
Time to depart the seaside beauty of Knysna for safari country, flying from George to Johannesburg to Hoedspruit. Then,
ride a 4x4 safari vehicle to the Kapama River Lodge near Kruger National Park.
 
Arrive at Kapama River Lodge
Take a brief tour of the game reserve as your Adventure Guides check you in to this luxurious lodge, your home for the next 3 nights. A light buffet lunch is available in the Siyatla Lounge, where massive leadwood tree trunks and an openbeamed thatched roof complete the warm African interior.
 
Evening Game Drive*
Set off in a safari vehicle over natural terrain with a ranger and tracker for an exclusive bush safari in "Big Five" country—home to lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. Refreshments are served at sunset so you can watch the transition from day to night. The tracker will scan the horizon with a spotlight for the luminous glint of nocturnal eyes!
 
Boma Bush Buffet Dinner
After your evening game drive, be whisked away to a sumptuous outdoor BBQ, known in Afrikaans as a braai. Savor exotic and familiar dishes served with fresh African vegetables and grilled meats cooked to order. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
 
*Guests must remain quiet and still during the game drive.
 
Day 8 Kapama Game Reserve
Morning Game Drive*
Rise and shine at 5:30 AM for tea, coffee and traditional South African biscuits called rusks. Then, embark on an exclusive safari at first light—when the big cats are returning from a night of hunting! You just might see a regal adult lion passing by or an elephant herd foraging in the wild.
 
Breakfast at the Lodge
By the time you return to the lodge for breakfast, troops of "talkative" vervet monkeys and striped nyala antelope that live around the lodge might be there to greet you.
 
Archery Lessons
Learn the secrets of archery from a local expert.
 
Lunch at the Lodge
Begin your afternoon with a delicious buffet lunch at the lodge.
 
Evening Game Drive*
Set off in a safari vehicle with a ranger and tracker for a pre-dinner game drive in Big Five country.
 
Buffet Dinner and Bush Pizzas
Adults enjoy a relaxing, buffet-style dinner in the cozy Siyatla Lounge. Meanwhile Junior Adventurers join the Adventure Guides and a chef to make their own wood-fired "Bush Pizzas."
 
Junior Adventurers – Disney Movie Night in the "Snake Pit"
Junior Adventurers enjoy a special treat as they "coil up" in the Snake Pit Lounge with popcorn and watch a Disney movie. Adults can join them or enjoy a quiet evening to themselves at the lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
 
*Guests must remain quiet and still during the game drive.
 
Day 9 Kapama Game Reserve
Morning Game Drive*
Rise at 5:30 AM to participate in another exclusive safari. Your ranger and tracker help you spot more thrilling Big Five
game as well as giraffes, baboons and birds.
 
Breakfast at the Lodge
Return to the lodge for a hearty breakfast.
 
Snakes and Insects Presentation
Join a leading reptile expert for a fascinating and informative presentation featuring live snakes and insects! Prepare to have your preconceptions about reptiles and other crawling creatures changed forever.
 
Lunch at the Lodge
Enjoy a buffet-style lunch at the Lodge.
 
Evening Game Drive*
Venture out to the bush on an evening game drive with your tracker and ranger. Raise a final glass to the glorious Drakensberg Mountains as they darken in the wake of the setting sun.
 
Farewell Dinner
Gather with your fellow Adventurers for an African farewell at a sumptuous feast prepared by the lodge's talented chefs. The evening's colorful entertainment is provided by a group of local Shangaan performers who present a mix of traditional and modern dancing, drumming and singing that will capture your heart. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
 
*Guests must remain quiet and still during the game drive.
 
Day 10 Kapama Game Reserve
Game Drive*
Rise at 5:30 AM for a final morning game drive.
 
Breakfast at the Lodge
When you return, enjoy your last breakfast in South Africa before your trip home.
 
Transfer to O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)
Take an early morning or afternoon flight from Hoedspruit's Eastgate Airport near the Kapama Game Reserve to O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg for your return flight home. To assure a comfortable connection in Johannesburg, your evening flight should not be scheduled any time prior to 6:00 PM. Say sala kahle to south Africa—until you return again! (Breakfast and Lunch)
 
*Guests must remain quiet and still during the game drive.
Map
All This Included
Thrill to seeing wild animals in their natural environment and be stunned by their majesty. Explore Cape Town, ride to the top of awe-inspiring Table Mountain and travel to the Cape of Good Hope at the southern tip of the continent. Whatever site you're visiting on this incredible adventure, delight in seeing diverse plant and animal life and spectacular scenery!
  • 9 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches and 6 Dinners
  • The services of two Adventure Guides
  • VIP access and private events
  • Outstanding accommodations
  • Most meals during trip
  • Admission fees to attractions and performances
  • Cultural experiences with local experts
  • Family activities and special thrills just for kids
  • Transportation within your vacation
  • Luggage service
Highlights
  • Experience Cape Town Enjoy a 3-course dinner in this thriving city. Learn about the history of apartheid at District Six Museum. And be awestruck by the breathtaking panorama you view from the summit of flat-topped Table Mountain on your privately guided hike!
  • 3-Day Safari at the Kapama Game Reserve Climb aboard a jeep for a private expedition into the bush country in search of the "Big 5:" lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos and cape buffaloes.
  • Privately Guided Hike at Featherbed Nature Reserve Take a ferry across the Knysna Lagoon to the Featherbed Nature Reserve. Marvel at the scenery as you hike the trails to a mountaintop vista.
  • Cape of Good Hope and African Penguins View the southern tip of the African continent at the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point. Following lunch on the oceanfront of Simon's Town, enjoy a walk to a sandy cove where you'll be greeted by charming African penguins.
Accommodations
Cape Town: Table Bay Hotel
Knysna: Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa
Kapama: Spa Suites at Kapama River Lodge
Notes
  • The following dates are Adult Exclusive departures geared toward travelers 18 and up: January 19 and October 6, 2018.
  • Minimum age: 6; Suggested age: 8+. Guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Please ask your Vacations to Go travel agent for more information.
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