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The Cape and Elephant Coast / 09 Days (Escorted / First Class)

Departure Guaranteed on Friday , Sunday and Tuesday

Cape Town | Durban | St Lucia | Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park | Durban

DAY 01  

USA - Cape Town

Depart USA. meals, drinks and in-flight entertainment .

DAY 02

Cape Town

On arrival, transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the joys of the 'Mother City'. A perfect opportunity to visit the V&A Waterfront. Protea Hotel President

DAY 03

Cape of Good Hope  (B)

Much of our journey is along the achingly beautiful coastline. We visit Cape Point, one of the best spots in Cape Town for spotting whales and dolphins. On our return to the city we drive through the quaint naval village of Simon's Town. Protea Hotel President

DAY 04

Cape Winelands  (B)

We tour the Cape's wine making regions, visiting two well known estates for wine tasting. Protea Hotel President

DAY 05

 Cape Town / Durban  (B)

Spend the morning at leisure until your transfer to the airport for your flight to Durban (onward flight not included). On arrival, transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Protea Hotel Edward

DAY 06

Durban / St Lucia / Hluhluwe  (BD)

We leave Durban by 09h00, arriving at Mtubatuba at 11h30 where we meet our guide. We change vehicles and transfer to Veyane Zulu Cultural Village where we will have the opportunity to learn more about the way of life of the local Zulu people. Following our cultural experience we head into St Lucia to enjoy a boat cruise on the St Lucia Estuary, part of the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park - a World Heritage Site. Following the boat cruise we transfer to our overnight lodge (situated on a small private reserve) for dinner and overnight. Gazebo Safari Lodge

DAY 07

 Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve  (BD)

We depart early this morning with breakfast packs for a full day game viewing in an open game viewing vehicle in the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, renowned for its rhino conservation as well as home to the 'Big Five'. We also visit the reserves renowned Centenary Centre and Museum, that depicts the history of live game capture and trans-location of game, especially the white rhino that would no doubt be extinct without the creation of this reserve. We return to our lodge in the late afternoon before enjoying a boma dinner reminiscing about the day's sightings. Gazebo Safari Lodge

DAY 08

 Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve / Durban  (B)

Another early wake-up for a final game drive within the unique and wonderful Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve. We return to our lodge in time to check-out and connect onto the transfer shuttle back to Durban, arriving in the city at about 16h00 where the tour ends. Transfer to Airport

DAY 09

 Arrive in USA

Your homebound flight arrives today


 Scenic Cape Peninsula.

 Wine tasting at well known estates.

 All game drives undertaken in open safari vehicles.

 Contemporary Zulu Cultural Experience.

 Enjoy a boat cruise on Lake St Lucia - A World Heritage Site.

Tour Features

Tour in air-conditioned micro-buses or 18-seater mini-buses, and 10-seater open safari vehicles.

 Professionally Escorted
Discover the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve and the Western Cape with our professional Tour Guides.

Rooms with private facilities, on a twin share basis.

 Dining Inclusions
* 6 Breakfasts    * 2 Dinners

Airport transfers included.
Hotel porterage included.
Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Conservation Levy Included.

 Please note
The internal flight between Cape Town and Durban, on day 5, is not included and can be booked at any time suitable to the client.
Global gate vacations reserves the right to offer accommodation of a similar standard, subject to availability.

2012 , 2013 and 2013 The Cap and Elephant Coast , (Friday,Sunday and Tuesday 09 Days) (Escorted / First Class)  

Prices are Valid for the period



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Cape Town and the Western Cape

The Western Cape is situated on the south-western tip of Africa. The climate is cool and rainy during winter and hot in the summer. This region is well known for its scenic beauty and many attractions, making it one of the premier tourist attractions of South Africa.

Some attractions in Cape Town and the Western Cape include:
• Table Mountain - The striking flat-topped mountain forming the backdrop to Cape Town
• Robben Island - A former prison, now a national monument
• Cape Point - The most southern point of the Cape Peninsula
• Kirstenbosch - One of the world’s great botanical gardens with a wide variety of indigenous plants and also home to many rare fynbos species
• The Winelands - Beautiful vineyards, towering mountains and towns with great history

With so much to do and things to discover your days will be jam packed with activities. Visit the Castle of Good Hope with its history dating back to 1660s, enjoy the fabulous beaches the Cape has to offer or do a guided tour of the townships.

The Garden Route

The Garden Route runs along the southern Cape coast. With its Mediterranean climate the summers are moderately hot and winters are mild and chilly. This region is also one of the richest rainfall areas in South Africa which keeps it constantly green. The lush green forests, beautiful mountains, bays and lakes makes this region a must see.

Some attractions in the Garden Route include:
• The Cango Caves - Caves of awesome splendour, sculpted by nature through the ages
• Outeniqua Choo Tjoe - A magnificent steam hauled train traveling between George and Knysna in the heart of the Garden Route
• Bloukrans River Bridge (Storms River) - The highest bridge to Bungee jump from in the world
• Tsitsikamma National Park - Internationally recognized for its magnificent forests

Once you have experienced the Garden Route you can end your trip in Port Elizabeth, the ‘Friendly City’ and gateway to the Eastern Cape. This region has much to offer in terms of wildlife and scenery. Experience the best of the Eastern Cape, visit the reserves this region is so famous for and do one of the many safaris it has to offer.

Johannesburg and Pretoria

The Gauteng region, also know as ‘the Place of Gold’, is the smallest of the nine provinces. This region has a lot to offer the traveler interested in discovering Gauteng. Some places of interest in Gauteng include The Apartheid Museum, The Cradle of Humankind at Sterkfontein - Gauteng’s famous World Heritage Site and the townships.

Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga and Limpopo

This magnificent province is home to the world-famous Kruger National Park, one of the major tourist attractions of the country. Its boasts a rich cultural tradition offering visitors a taste of Africa. Here you can experience awesome views, great private game lodges, the famous Blyde River Canyon as well as the ‘Big Five’.


Sun City, the North West and Waterberg

The North West, also known as the “Heritage Province’, is home to the world-famous Sun City hotel/entertainment complex. Sun City is a tourist hotspot attracting many tourists to this region annually. This region is also home to the famous Pilanesburg Game Reserve where visitors can experience the ‘Big Five’. If you want to experience traditional folklore and ancestry you can visit the Lesedi Cultural village, just a short drive outside of Johannesburg.

Durban and KwaZulu-Natal

KwaZulu-Natal, know as the Kingdom of the Zulu, is situated on South Africa’s south east coast. It has a subtropical climate making it a very popular holiday destination. Some of KwaZulu-Natal’s greatest attractions include the Battlefields - with their great history of turbulent wars, the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park - the largest reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, the Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park - one of South Africa’s first World Heritage Sites and the majestic Drakensberg Mountain range.