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Magic of Africa: Holiday of a Lifetime

Duration
12 Days
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US$ 11,789

Carrying our promise of something special, Goway’s Magic of Africa captures the essence of Southern Africa. Marvel at the beauty of Cape Town and explore this vibrant cosmopolitan city. Enjoy first class cuisine and wines, experience fascinating cultures and learn about amazing history. Come face to face with the wildest of animals. Visit the spectacular Victoria Falls and cruise on the Chobe River.


Cape Town - Winelands - Kruger National Park

The southern part of this vast continent is the focus on this tour. Starting with Cape Town, possibly the most beautiful city in the world with Table Mountain as its immediate backdrop, you can not be charmed by the spectacular scenery surrounding the city. The visit includes Cape Hope, the most southerly point in Africa and Robben Island, the prison where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated. A stay in the attractive and evocative winelands will give you the opportunity to sample and perhaps purchase some excellent South African wines.

Then you head to one of Africa’s premier game reserves, Kruger Park where you will stay in the heart of the park in a private upscale lodge. You will go on safari to view the Big Five and many other amazing animals. 


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Duration
12 Days
Prices From:
US$ 11,789

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Day 1

Arrive Cape Town

On arrival, you will be met by our local representative who will transfer you to your hotel. Welcome to Africa! The remainder of the day is at leisure. This evening we will enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotels award winning Azure Restaurant.

Meal Plan Dinner
Duration4 Nights
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The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

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    The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa



    Perched on the very edge of the Atlantic Ocean, with the magnificent Table Mountain and Twelve Apostles Mountain Range as a backdrop, this luxurious hotel harmoniously blends with the natural beauty of its surroundings and serves as the perfect setting for gently restoring harmony to ...

    Perched on the very edge of the Atlantic Ocean, with the magnificent Table Mountain and Twelve Apostles Mountain Range as a backdrop, this luxurious hotel harmoniously blends with the natural beauty of its surroundings and serves as the perfect setting for gently restoring harmony to body, mind and soul. The hotel is just 15 minutes from the V&A Waterfront.

    The hotel offers an exceptional array of facilities - a garden and rock pool, mountain picnic trails, two restaurants, live entertainment in the Leopard Room Bar & Lounge, and a 16-seater cinema. The hotel offers complimentary scheduled transfers to Camps Bay and the V&A Waterfront between 8:00AM and 8:00PM.

    Experience the exquisite play of light on the mountains and sea from the peaceful comfort of 70 rooms and suites, each individually designer-decorated with understated elegance. The hotel is a natural choice for discerning travelers.

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Day 2

Touring the Cape Peninsula

Depart after breakfast on a full day's touring of the ruggedly beautiful Cape Peninsula. Travel along the exquisite stretch of coastline known as the Millionaire's Paradise - from Camps Bay and Clifton to the exclusive beach of Llandudno - towards the charming working harbour of Hout Bay. Wind along the legendary Chapman's Peak Drive, hugging the cliffs and relishing the breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. Arrive at the wild and beautiful Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve an integral part of the world renowned Cape Floral Kingdom. Afterwards, enjoy a 5 course lunch with wine pairing at the Foodbarn in Noordhoek Village. After lunch, we meander back along the coast towards the City, visiting the historic naval port of Simon's Town and the endearing penguin colony at Boulder's Beach.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 3

Walk to Freedom Tour

After breakfast, we depart on a Walk to Freedom tour. We visit the riveting District Six Museum for a sharp reminder of the past. Then tour Gugulethu, Khayelitsha & Langa Township, the oldest apartheid housing scheme in the Cape, visiting a local market, an Arts & Crafts centre, as well as a traditional healer.

Journey into the famous Victoria and Alfred Waterfront where you have a choice to either join the Robben Island Tour or enjoy time at leisure at the Waterfront.

This evening, we will be transferred to Richards Supper Stage for dinner and a show. The highly entertaining “Kaapse Stories from the Mother City”, is a tribute to the spirit and soul of the vibrant cosmopolitan community that thrives at the bottom of Table Mountain in District Six.


Optional: Robben Island

For nearly 400 years, Robben Island, about 12 kilometres off the coast of Cape Town, was a place of exile and imprisonment where rulers sent those they regarded as outcasts and troublemakers. Daily tours, lasting 4 hours in duration, include the two half-hour ferry rides to and from the island and depart from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Since 1997 Robben Island has been a museum acting as a focal point of South African heritage. In 1999 the island was officially declared a World Heritage Site, after serving as a political prison during the Apartheid era. Freedom fighters, like Nelson Mandela, spent more than a quarter of a century in prison for their beliefs.  The 4 hours long trip, including the two half-hour ferry rides are weather permitting. Please note that the Robben Island trip is subject to availability, demand and weather permitting).

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Day 4

Winelands Tour

We journey into the tranquil town of Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands. This quaint village is known internationally as the gourmet capital of South Africa. The first stop will be at Antonij Rupert Wines for a wine tasting. Thereafter we proceed to the nearby Franschhoek Motor Museum which offers visitors a special opportunity to look back at more than 100 years of motoring history with a unique and exciting collection of vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and memorabilia in the magnificent setting of L’Ormarins. We travel to Babylonstoren, where a light lunch will be served at the Greenhouse Restaurant positioned under oak trees at the back of the garden. Following lunch, we will be taken on an olive plant and oil tasting and a cellar tour with a tasting of 3 wines at Babylonstoren. Tonight we will be transferred to a unique dinner experience, GOLD Restaurant with a set menu of 16 different dishes from throughout Africa. During the meal we will be entertained by beautifully attired singers and dancers, their costumes designed to reflect the different cultures of Africa.

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Day 5

Cape Town to Kruger National Park

After breakfast, we transfer to Cape Town airport for our flight to Skukuza Airport. Upon arrival, we will be met and transferred to our luxurious private game lodge located in the world famous Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve bordering the Kruger National Park. We arrive in time to freshen up and enjoy a welcome drink in the African Bush before we depart on our first safari in open 4x4 vehicles.

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Duration3 Nights
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Lion Sands River Lodge

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    Lion Sands River Lodge



    Lion Sands River Lodge is a luxury safari lodge, located on the banks of the Sabie River. With the river right outside, you will not have to go far to see the local wildlife or is experience the surrounding Sabi Sands Reserve overlooking the Kruger ...

    Lion Sands River Lodge is a luxury safari lodge, located on the banks of the Sabie River. With the river right outside, you will not have to go far to see the local wildlife or is experience the surrounding Sabi Sands Reserve overlooking the Kruger National Park. With 20 luxuriously thatched bedrooms a perfect place to relax and unwind after a day of adventure.

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    • Spa

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Day 6

Lion Sands Private Game Lodge - Sabi Sands

We set off before breakfast in open safari vehicles in search of lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, leopard, and other wondrous wildlife including birds and plants. Later, we enjoy a morning outing to Henna Pre School. 

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Day 7

Lion Sands Private Game Lodge - Sabi Sands

We set off before breakfast in open safari vehicles in search of the "Big 5" and more. Today we have an option to enjoy a morning bushwalk guided by a ranger where we will learn about a wide variety of subjects ranging from the medicinal use of certain plants to the basic skills of tracking animals. Tonight we experience a private bush dinner at the lodge.

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Day 8

Kruger to Victoria Falls

A last early morning game drive is undertaken to track the animals that may have eluded us thus far. We will then be transferred to Kruger Mpumalanga airport for our flight to Livingstone Airport. Upon arrival we will be transferred across the border into Zimbabwe and Victoria Falls and to our luxurious tented camp located in a private concession. Sundowners at the Batoka Gorge will be enjoyed before dinner at the Camp.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
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The Elephant Camp

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    The Elephant Camp



    Situated on a private concession within and bounded by the Masuwe River and the Zambezi gorges, The Elephant Camp has breathtaking views of the Victoria Falls spray, and the spectacular gorges which separate Zimbabwe and Zambia. The Elephant Camp offers exclusive suite accommodation for only ...

    Situated on a private concession within and bounded by the Masuwe River and the Zambezi gorges, The Elephant Camp has breathtaking views of the Victoria Falls spray, and the spectacular gorges which separate Zimbabwe and Zambia.

    The Elephant Camp offers exclusive suite accommodation for only 18 guests in 9 luxury tents. All suites are gorge facing and have private viewing deck and plunge pool, private lounge area, air-conditioning, ensuite bath and outdoor shower.

    The Elephant Camp is a luxury and intimate lodge under canvas within easy reach of Victoria Falls and all its attractions and activities, yet secluded in its own private game reserve so as to allow close up encounters with wildlife.

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Day 9

Victoria Falls

A guided tour of the mighty Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, is first on our line-up today. You’ll understand it instantly as we tour the Zimbabwean side, for there are numerous spectacular vantage points along the width of the falls, and the sight of this astounding gift of nature, simply takes your breath away. We walk through the permanent, beautifully misty Rain Forest which flanks the falls, stopping to marvel at the principal sites as it cascades to the depths below the Main Falls, Horseshoe Falls, Rainbow Falls, the Boiling Pot, Cataract Island and Livingstone Island. Lunch will served at the Lookout Café and in the afternoon we have the opportunity to interact with an elephant up close and personal.  This evening before dinner we will enjoy a talk by local historian, Peter Jones on David Livingstone's travels and the Southern African continent.

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Day 10

Victoria Falls to the Chobe River

After breakfast we will be transferred through the Kazangula Border post into Botswana to board the Zambezi Queen on the Chobe River, our floating hotel for the next 2 nights. After breakfast you will be transferred from Elephant Camp across the Kasane border to Kasane Immigration and onto the Zambezi Queen. The Zambezi Queen is unique in that it's a sophisticated, elegant experience that has not lost the essence of all that is. There can be few natural wonders as synonymous with Africa’s raw wilderness as the great Chobe River. These waters divide Namibia’s Caprivi Strip from Botswana’s Chobe National Park, and its exotic banks boast one of the densest populations of wildlife on the African continent. Teeming with life, this National Park sprawls across some 11 000 m of lush African bush, and is home to the largest populace of elephants in the world - currently estimated at roughly 120 000. During the late afternoon we go in search of some big game by tender boat. After freshening up, the Captain will await us on the upper deck with a welcome drink, ready for an official welcome before dinner.

Accommodation: Zambezi Queen - Standard Suites

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Day 11

Onboard the Zambezi Queen

We have a leisurely start to the day before our morning activities start. These include a water based safari, a village tour on the Namibian side of the river, bird watching or fishing.  In the afternoon we embark on a water-based safari on tender-boat where we can get up close to an array of wildlife. Along with the elephants, prides of leopard and lion, huge groups of buffalo, waterbuck, roan, eland, sable, giraffe, and, if you are lucky, one of the rare puku, can also be seen. In the river itself watch out for hippo and crocodile, and keep your binoculars at the ready for spotting a rich selection of bird life uniquely African. After dinner we settle down for a peaceful night on the Chobe River.

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Day 12

Botswana to Home

After breakfast, once docked we will disembark the Zambezi Queen and be transferred via Kasane Immigration to Kasane Airport for our flight to Oliver Tambo International Airport in time for our international flight back home.

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21 Oct 2017
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