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City Lights, Safari Sights & Dubai with Expo: Cape Town, Pilanesberg National Park & Dubai

Duration
12 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,649

FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Pair together the natural and cultural delights of South Africa with the futuristic wonders of Dubai. Start in South Africa, where you’ll explore Cape Town and head on safari in Pilanesberg. Then connect to Dubai to experience the Dubai Expo 2020, the greatest show on earth.


This 12-day vacation takes you to Cape Town and on safari in Pilanesberg before connecting to Dubai to experience Dubai Expo 2020. It features a mix of deluxe and first-class accommodations and shared tours.

Your journey begins in Cape Town, a city blessed with one of the world’s most spectacular natural settings. Known as the Mother City, Cape Town sits in the shadow of Table Mountain on the beautiful Cape Peninsula. You’ll have three days at leisure to explore the city and surrounds at your own pace. Venture along the Cape Peninsula to gaze out over Cape Point and spot the colony of penguins at Boulders Beach. Head on a day trip through the Cape Winelands and stroll through the quaint streets of Franschhoek and Stellenbosch. Summit Table Mountain for spectacular views of the cape or book a trip to Robben Island to tour the infamous prison where Nelson Mandela was held for 18 years.

Fly to Johannesburg and connect to Ivory Tree Lodge in Pilanesberg National Park, a malaria-free haven nestled in the basin on an ancient amphitheatre divided by riverside woodlands and ancient elephant trails. Spend two full days on safari in Pilanesberg. Head on morning and afternoon game drives in an open land rover and search for the Big Five as well as cheetahs and wild dogs. Cap off each day with sundowners and spa treatments at the lodge or a dip in the swimming pool.

Connect back to Johannesburg and continue on to Dubai, the futuristic city that defines the 21st century more than any other. After settling into your hotel, you’ll head to the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, where you’ll head up to Level 124 for an experience “At the Top.” Enjoy panoramic views of the city as well as multimedia exhibits charting the construction of this architectural marvel. Afterwards, head to the Dubai Expo 2020 grounds to start your exploration of this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition. Visit pavilions from over 190 countries and discover scientific innovations and cultural marvels from the world’s leading scientists and creators. You’ll have another day to explore the expo at your own pace. Cap off your time in Dubai with a dune safari in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Ride a camel across the dunes, try out sandboarding, and enjoy a breakfast picnic with views of the shifting sand dunes.

At the end of your stay, connect back to the airport for onward travels.


 

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Duration
12 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,649

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Day 1

Arrive Cape Town

On arrival in Cape Town you will be met by a Goway Representative and shown to your driver. You will then be transferred to your hotel. The rest of your day is at leisure.

Duration4 Nights
Accommodation

Southern Sun Waterfront

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    Southern Sun Waterfront



    Wonderful sunsets over the Atlantic Ocean assist in making the Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town a preferred business and holiday destination. A mere 15 minutes' drive from Cape Town International Airport and within walking distance to the V and A Waterfront, this hotel is superbly …

    Wonderful sunsets over the Atlantic Ocean assist in making the Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town a preferred business and holiday destination. A mere 15 minutes' drive from Cape Town International Airport and within walking distance to the V and A Waterfront, this hotel is superbly located to offer every guest easy access to the sights and sounds of Cape Town. Breathtaking views of Table Mountain can be enjoyed from rooms that offer all the quality and comfort you would expect from a full service hotel. Offering guests a fitness centre, a pool and convenient meeting rooms and a business centre, the Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town caters for all possible business or leisure traveller needs.

    Facilities

    • Air Conditioning
    • Gym
    • Restaurant
    • Swimming Pool
    • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
    • TV
    • Undercover parking
    • WIFI (500 MB per day)

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Days 2 to 4

Cape Town at Leisure

The next 3 days are totally at your leisure in Cape Town. Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world strategically situated at the south western tip of Africa. The city lies about 60km north of Cape Point, in a natural bowl, with the magnificent Table Mountain to the rear, and the vast Atlantic Ocean to the front. Cape Town, the Mother City, is historically, culturally and visually the most diverse, breathtakingly scenic and vibrant city in South Africa. There is so much to see and do. Explore the fabulous shops at the V&A waterfront or consider a trip to Robben Island or a trip up Table Mountain for dramatic views of the whole of the Cape Peninsula. It is highly recommend you prebook the excursions (additional cost) that are of interest (Table Mountain cannot be prebooked).

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 5

Cape Town to Pilanesberg

After your breakfast this morning at the hotel, you will be transferred to Cape Town airport for your flight to Johannesburg in the morning. On arrival in Johannesburg, look out for your name on the signboard held by your driver for your transfer through to your game lodge. This drive is about a total of 3.5 hours, mostly by tar road with the end of the journey within the game park, which already will be the start of your game experience. On arrival at your lodge, you will get a chance to freshen up and time permitting head out for your first 4x4 game drive to try and spot the Big 5.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Ivory Tree Game Lodge

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    Ivory Tree Game Lodge



    Ivory Tree Game Lodge is situated in the north eastern region of the Pilanesberg National Park, the closest point of entry is through Bakgatla Gate, nestled in the basin of an ancient amphitheatre divided by riverine woodlands and elephant trails lies an exclusive lodge development …

    Ivory Tree Game Lodge is situated in the north eastern region of the Pilanesberg National Park, the closest point of entry is through Bakgatla Gate, nestled in the basin of an ancient amphitheatre divided by riverine woodlands and elephant trails lies an exclusive lodge development site. The rooms are decorated in a range of earthy tones ranging from terra cottas to deep blues, the rooms have been carefully coordinated to ensure comfortable seating both indoors and out. The lodge uses custom built 10 seater open game viewers which permit maximum all around visibility. The park is home to a wide variety of general game including the Big 5, in addition both species of rhino occur, namely black and white, and cheetah and wild dog.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gift Shop
    • Swimming Pool

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Day 6

Pilanesberg National Park

The next two days is devoted to the wildlife in the park and taking in the facilities of your lodge. Included in your stay is dawn and afternoon/evening safaris and the hotel does have a swimming pool and lovely patio areas to enjoy the wildlife that comes to you while relaxing at the lodge.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Pilanesberg National Park

Today you will enjoy morning and afternoon game drives

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8

Depart Pilanesberg for Johannesburg and Dubai

Today you will be transferred back to Johannesburg airport for your onward overnight flight to Dubai. The transfer will be around 3.5 hours depending on traffic. 

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Day 9

Arrive Dubai

Arrive Dubai early this morning where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Later this morning make your way to the Burj Khalifa for your At The Top Experience. This tour provides a journey through Dubai's Arabian heritage; the extraordinary story behind Burj Khalifa as the new icon for the Middle East. View the spectacular panorama from the observatory At the Top, Burj Khalifa. Experience 360-degree sweeping views from level 124 of the world's tallest tower. At the Top, Burj Khalifa offers unparalleled vistas from the Gulf coast to the Arabian desert and beyond. Explore the unique, interactive Burj Khalifa multi-media exhibits. Be thrilled by a high speed journey in one of the world's fastest elevators. Take a closer look at the world below through avant-garde, high powered, telescopes. Step out onto the world's highest public outdoor observation terrace, overlooking the ever growing skyline of Sheikh Zayed Road and the surrounding panorama. Experience gazing over Dubai as you have never seen it before; it all starts At the Top. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to expolore this fabulous city and Expo on your own. 

Duration3 Nights
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Metropolitan Hotel Dubai

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    Metropolitan Hotel Dubai



    The Metropolitan Hotel Dubai is renowned with visitors and Dubai residents alike for providing a warm, friendly welcome, a relaxed ambience and a wealth of facilities to enjoy during your stay in Dubai. The hotel is superbly located in the heart of the rapidly growing …

    The Metropolitan Hotel Dubai is renowned with visitors and Dubai residents alike for providing a warm, friendly welcome, a relaxed ambience and a wealth of facilities to enjoy during your stay in Dubai.

    The hotel is superbly located in the heart of the rapidly growing commercial district of Dubai's Sheikh Zayed Road, close to the World Trade Centre exhibition halls, with easy access to Jebel Ali Free Trade Zone, Media and Internet Cities. The Metropolitan Hotel Dubai is also just a short drive from Safa Park in Dubai and the golden beaches of the Arabian Gulf.

    The Metropolitan Hotel Dubai's ten restaurants and bars are well known throughout Dubai for providing excellent quality and value for money. The hotel restaurants offer authentic Chinese to homely Italian, spicy Indian to fusion Moroccan. At the Metropolitan Hotel Dubai you can also enjoy fun bars to chill-out music and cocktails under the stars to your favourite pint in Dubai's oldest pub.

    Facilities

    • Concierge
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)

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Day 10

Dubai

Today is at your leisure to  to explore Expo at your own pace. Discover ideas and innovations that will shape and improve the future of the people and planet. Thematic pavilions from the world’s most renowned architects and creative teams behind blockbuster movies. These thematic Pavilions bring to life the Expo sub-themes through experiences never seen before.

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Day 11

Dubai

This morning, you'll be picked up from your hotel as you journey into the desert for a morning of fun and adventure! This trip combines the both traditional and modern deset experiences in half day trip that is perfect for hte entire family. Start off with a drive by four wheel vehicle over the rolling dunes of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Explore the reserve, keeping a keen eye out for desert wildlife. Next enjoy a camel-ride in the reserve as you take to the trails for a truly traditional experience. Try sandboarding in the dunes - just like snowboarding but on sand (weather permitting). Finally, relax and enjoy the desert vistas from camp as you enjoy your boxed breakfast and refreshements before returning to your hotel. This afternoon and evening are at your leisure to explore your way.

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Day 12

Depart Dubai

After another delicious breakfast at your hotel, it is time to check out and transfer to the airport in time for your onward flight home.

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DEPARTURES:

Daily: 6 Jan - 20 Mar, 2022. All travel must be completed by 31 Mar. 2022

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Meet and greet at Cape Town Airport
  • Shared arrival and departure airport transfers in Cape Town Airport
  • Private transfers Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport - Pilanesberg National Park - Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport
  • 4 nights first-class accommodations in Cape Town
  • 3 nights deluxe accommodations in Pilanesberg National Park
  • 3 nights first-class accommodation in Dubai
  • 2 shared safari activities per day at Ivory Tree Lodge including:
  • Early morning and afternoon game drives
  • Multi-day Expo ticket (valid for 30 days from first use)
  • One Smart Queue pre-booker per day for a participating Expo Pavilion
  • General Admission to At The Top, level 124 for non-prime hours
  • Shared morning Desert Safari (maximum 6 guests per vehicle)
  • Conservation levy at Ivory Tree
  • 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Meals & beverages not explicitly listed as included
  • Gratuities
  • Optional excursions
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Visa fees if applicable

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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