Lifestyle Tours presents…
Spectacular South Africa
Culture & Nature in Harmony
with Optional 3-Night Dubai Pre Tour Extension
with Optional 3-Night Victoria Falls Post Tour Extension
October 11 – 23, 2018
|For more information contact
Tracy Wilson or Ken Meyer
13 Days ● 21 Meals: 11 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners
Book by April 12, 2018 & Save $200 Per Person:
For bookings made after Apr 12, 2018 call for rates.
Included in Price: Round Trip Air from Evansville Regional Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges, Hotel Transfers
Not included in price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $360 per person
* All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change, based on air inclusive package from EVV
Alternate gateways are available upon request
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Highlights: Johannesburg, Soweto, Panoramic Route, Kruger National Park, Safari Game Drive, Garden Route, Knysna, Featherbed Nature Reserve, Ostrich Farm Visit, Winery Lunch & Tasting, Choice on Tour, Cape Town, Table Mountain
Day 1: Thursday, October 11, 2018 Overnight Flight One country with a world of treasures, South Africa awaits your arrival. Breathtaking mountain scenery, winding coastlines, remarkable cultural diversity and abundant wildlife in its natural habitat comprise this incredible experience.
Day 2: Friday, October 12, 2018 Sandton, South Africa - Tour Begins Your journey begins in Sandton, a city established in 1969. Famous for its rich veins of gold and other valuable minerals, it is now the bustling cosmopolitan center of greater Johannesburg.
Day 3: Saturday, October 13, 2018 Sandton - Soweto - Sandton Today you visit the Apartheid Museum which commemorates the rise and fall of apartheid in South Africa. A guided tour of Soweto – South West Township – showcases luxurious mansions and informal settlements as you learn about the historical significance of the area. Experience the regional lifestyle when joining locals for lunch at a nearby Shebeen,
or house tavern. This afternoon, have some time to ponder history at Liliesleaf, the location of Nelson Mandela’s arrest and the former center and place of refuge of the liberation movement. Gather this evening with your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. (B, L, D)
Day 4: Sunday, October 14, 2018 Panoramic Route - Kruger National Park Travel through the spectacular Northern Drakensberg Mountain Range en route to Kruger National Park, the largest game reserve in South Africa. Scenic wonders surround you as you pass through the Blyde River Canyon, made mostly of red sandstone and known as one of Africa's greatest natural wonders. Set against the triple mountain formation of the Three Rondovals, resembling traditional round houses of the indigenous people, the canyon is the third largest in the world. Along this magnificent route you will also see Bourke’s Luck Potholes, the dramatic natural cylinders shaped by millions of years of natural erosion caused by fast-flowing sand-filled waters. This evening, enjoy a traditional Boma dinner under the stars where you may sample some local game meat! (B, D)
Day 5: Monday, October 15, 2018 Kruger National Park - Safari Game Drive Have your camera ready for an unforgettable day of adventure and excitement! Enjoy a full day open-air-vehicle safari game drive. A local expert leads you in search of the "Big 5" – elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhino – and provides insight into these fascinating animals along the way. Watch carefully – you may also see a graceful impala, dazzling zebra or gorgeous giraffe. Relax with a picnic lunch surrounded by giraffe in the natural beauty of Kruger National Park. (B, L, D)
Day 6: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Kruger National Park - Johannesburg - George - Knysna Travel back to Johannesburg to board your flight to George. Upon arrival, travel to the picturesque resort town of Knysna, in the heart of the Garden Route, to enjoy a 3-night stay. (B)
Day 7: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Knysna Today we visit nearby Featherbed Nature Reserve. Begin with a lagoon cruise out to the
famous Knysna Heads which mark the entrance to the lagoon. Next, board a 4x4 vehicle and travel deep into the forest. Discover the local flora and fauna during a leisurely paced nature walk. Enjoy lunch amongst the ancient milkwood trees – so called because of their white latex sap – before your return cruise. This afternoon, visit Plettenberg Bay, a tranquil and charming town originally known as “Bahia Formosa” (or “Beautiful Bay.”) Enjoy views of beaches, dramatic rock formations and lagoons. Later you return to Knysna. (B, L, D)
Day 8: Thursday, October 18, 2018 Knysna - Oudtshoorn - Knysna This morning’s township tour will highlight the diversity of this community, followed by a touching experience as you visit a school.* Learn about the efforts of the Collette Foundation and the local community to conquer the challenges of educating the children of the region. Travel to Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of South Africa. Enjoy a guided tour of one of the oldest working ostrich farms in the area, after which you can catch a glimpse of ostriches big and small while on a tractor safari through the Lucerne fields. An outdoor barbecue lunch adds to an amazing day. Upon your return to Knysna, enjoy some time to independently explore the charming waterfront area. (B, L)
Day 9: Friday, October 19, 2018 Knysna - Cape Town Before leaving the Garden Route, enjoy a visit to the Aloe Ferox region where you will enjoy an aloe-tapping demonstration and a stroll in the indigenous gardens. Later this afternoon, arrive in the beautiful harborside city of Cape Town. (B)
Day 10: Saturday, October 20, 2018 Cape Town Enjoy a panoramic tour of this lovely city. Cape Town celebrates its noted architecture that fuses the traditions of the French, German and Dutch. Enjoy a thrilling ride on a cable car as it whisks you to an altitude of more than 3,000 feet, landing atop the aptly named – and flat-topped – Table Mountain.** The views of Cape Town, Robben Island and Lion’s Head will leave you breathless. Return to the city via Table Bay, passing through the Malay Quarter with its mosques and minarets. Make a special stop at the Milnerton Lighthouse. (B)
Day 11: Sunday, October 21, 2018 Cape Town - Franschhoek - Cape Town Journey to the beautiful winelands region, known for its colorful mountains and endless vineyards. Visit a local winery for a wine tasting, followed by lunch overlooking the vineyards. After lunch, it’s your choice! Take a tour of the wine cellar and learn about the different vintages and blends created at the winery. Or, embark on a scenic walk through the winelands along the Franschhoek River. (B, L)
Day 12: Monday, October 22, 2018 Cape Town Explore the coastal scenery and charming towns that populate the Cape Peninsula. Travel out to Cape Point, stopping for a visit with the penguins at Boulders Beach. This evening, experience a unique farewell to Africa as you enjoy a lesson on the djembe drums and a soothing hand washing ceremony before a communal African dining experience! (B, D)
Day 13: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Cape Town - Tour Ends Your tour ends today in Cape Town. (B)
|Itinerary at a
Day 1 Overnight Flight
Days 2, 3 Da Vinci Hotel and Suites, Sandton
Days 4, 5 Protea Hotel Kruger Gate, Kruger National Park
Days 6 – 8 Log Inn Knysna , Knysna
Days 9 – 12 Commodore Hotel, Cape TownOn some dates alternate hotels may be used.
Experience It! Kruger National Park
Imagine it: nearly five million acres (two million hectares) of protected game reserve spread over the plains of South Africa. The Big 5 – elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhino – roam freely. More than three hundred types of trees rise skyward and over five hundred species of birds call this natural wonderland home. This is Kruger National Park – one of the largest game reserves on the continent of Africa. During your tour, really explore this gorgeous park. With a full day game drive in an open-air vehicle, view the Big 5 while a local expert offers insight into these fascinating animals. Keep an eye out for an impala, zebra or giraffe as well. Unwind during a picnic lunch as Kruger National Park sets an unforgettable backdrop. This is sure to be a highlight of your wilderness adventure.
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...looking forward to taking air tours in the futureBy Sheila A
Ken and his staff are extremely professional and organized. I have taken a few day tours and am looking forward to taking air tours in the future.