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South Africa 2019-2020 (For Families)

10 days with Adventures by Disney   Rating: Deluxe

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Itinerary
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Day 1 - Cape Town
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.
 
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! 
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THE DISTRICT SIX TOUR AND LUNCH
Take a tour of District Six, which chronicles the injustice and racial intemperance dating from South Africa's apartheid period. After the tour, 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.
 
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.
 
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. During dinner, 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.
 
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 Atlantic 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!
 
DINNER IN CAPE TOWN
Make your way through the exciting bustle of the city streets and enjoy an African-themed meal in the heart of Cape Town.
 
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.
 
AFTERNOON ON YOUR OWN
Explore the university town of Stellenbosch, abundant with art galleries and boutiques.
 
DINNER ON YOUR OWN IN CAPE TOWN
Take your pick of casual cafés and fine dining establishments throughout Cape Town. With restaurants that appeal to a variety of tastes, ask your Adventure Guide to recommend the ones that best fit your family's needs.
 
Day 5 - Knysna
BREAKFAST FROM THE HOTEL
Fuel up on a tasty breakfast as you travel to George.
 
DEPART FOR GEORGE
Journey on a short flight from Cape Town to George.
 
BIRDS OF EDEN
Embark on a journey to 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.
 
LUNCH AT BRAMON WINE ESTATE
Enjoy a Mediterranean lunch at the exquisite Bramon Wine Estate overlooking the vineyards.
 
MONKEYLAND PRIMATE SANCTUARY
After lunch, it’s time for 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.
 
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.
 
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 Unimog—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 restaurant 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.
 
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.
 
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 open-beamed 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! 
 
BUSH BRAAI 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.
 
Day 8 - Kapama Game Reserve
MORNING GAME DRIVE
Rise and shine for an early morning breakfast of 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. 
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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.
 
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
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. 
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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.
 
Day 9 - Kapama Game Reserve
MORNING GAME DRIVE
Get an early morning start to participate in another exclusive safari. Your ranger and tracker help you spot the Big Five game—lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos and buffalo—as well as giraffes, baboons and birds. 
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BREAKFAST AT THE LODGE
Return to the lodge for a hearty breakfast.
 
ARCHERY LESSONS
Learn the secrets of archery from a local expert.
 
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. 
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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.
 
Day 10 - Kapama Game Reserve
GAME DRIVE
Get an early morning start for a final morning game drive. 
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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 a late morning or early 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!
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All This Included
Prepare for the thrill of 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, 8 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
  • Kapama Game Reserve 3-Day Safari: Settle in and explore your surroundings on this adventure in the African bush.
  • Game Drive with Tracker: Head into the bush and try to spot the “Big Five”—Lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos and buffalo!
  • Knysna Elephant Park: Experience a rare opportunity to get up close to the denizens of South Africa’s first elephant orphanage.
  • Boulders Beach: Waddle around with the African penguins that call this cove on the waters of the Indian Ocean home.
  • Cape Town Walking Tour: See local landmarks like Company’s Garden Park, Houses of Parliament and Greenmarket Square.
  • Stellenbosch: Peruse the quaint galleries and shops that line the streets of this casual Cape Winelands town.
  • Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary: Swing in for a safari of the world’s first primate sanctuary that features 18 primate species.
  • Cape of Good Hope: Take in the scenic beauty of the Atlantic coast at the southernmost point of Africa’s Cape Peninsula.
  • Table Mountain: Take in the breathtaking views on the cable car ride to the summit, then tour the beautiful surroundings.
  • Archery Lessons: Take aim as a local expert shares the secret of the art of archery with you and your fellow Adventurers.
  • Birds of Eden Tour: Step beneath the netted dome of this sanctuary that’s home to a colorful collection of local birds.
  • Knysna Heads Cliffs: Take in panoramic views atop sandstone cliffs, then walk to the Featherbed Nature Reserve.
Accommodations
Cape Town: Table Bay Hotel
Knysna: Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa
Kapama: Kapama River Lodge
Notes
  • The following dates are Adult Exclusive departures geared toward travelers 18 and up: Jan 5, Feb 12, Mar 23, Mar 30, Aug 17, Oct 5, Nov 9, 2019; Jan 4, Feb 11, and Mar 21, 2020.
  • 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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