AFRILUXE EXPERIENCE: CLASSIC SOUTH AFRICA WITH JOHANNESBURG, WINELANDS AND CAPE TOWN
During this 8 – Day trip you will experience the diverse landscapes, warm hospitality and different cultures South Africa has to offer. Visit Johannesburg, one of Africa’s largest and most vibrant cities and also economic capital of Africa and the gateway to Southern Africa. Set at the confluence of the Indian and Atlantic oceans and backed by the iconic Table Mountain, the bustling city of Cape Town offers incredible powdery white beaches, highly acclaimed wine routes, and astonishingly beautiful mountain trails surround a cosmopolitan hub. Resting at the feet of the Boland Mountains in South Africa’s Western Cape Province, the Cape Winelands area is renowned for producing some of the world’s finest wines.
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Johannesburg is one of Africa’s largest and most vibrant cities. It is the economic capital of Africa and the gateway to Southern Africa. This bustling city offers a wide range of activities, attractions and plenty to do in and around the city including nearby Pretoria. Downtown is a multi-cultural mixture of traditional medicine shops, Chinese restaurants, taxi ranks and ultra-modern skyscrapers. There are excellent museums, art galleries and organised tours of historical and political interest. The shopping is Southern Africa’s best and the many restaurants cater for all tastes. The nearby township of Soweto is Johannesburg’s most popular tourist attraction.
Meet & greet by a representative of Afri-Centric at OR Tambo International airport and get transferred to your Boutique Hotel. Book into the hotel and enjoy a relaxed evening. Overnight: Boutique Hotel Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast
Enjoy breakfast served at the hotel. At 10am your professional guide will meet you at the hotel reception and depart on a full day visit of Soweto. Discover Soweto. Visit the Hector Peterson Memorial and Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital and the famous Vilakazi street. Continue to the Apartheid Museum. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant – Own account. Return to the hotel and spend the rest of the afternoon shopping at Sandton Square or at leisure. Overnight: Boutique Hotel Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast
Resting at the feet of the Boland Mountains in South Africa’s Western Cape Province, the Cape Winelands area is renowned for producing some of the world’s finest wines. The enthralling mountainous landscape boasts an impressive list of luxury wine farms, stretching across lush fertile valleys. Visitors can look forward to a variety of wonderful activities suited to all types of travellers. Explore a collection of historic little hamlets and towns dotting the countryside, sample a wide selection of world-class wine at historic Cape Dutch farmsteads and other wine estates; and make your way through a sublime network of hiking and biking trails. The culinary scene here is world-class and constantly improving; visitors who don’t drink alcohol will also enjoy discovering this destination as part of a ‘food tour’ - numerous superb restaurants are on offer.
At 10am check out and meet your guide at the hotel reception for your transfer to OR Tambo International airport, Johannesburg, for your flight (13H45) to Cape Town. Meet and greet at Cape Town International Airport by an Afri-Centric representative and transferred to Franschhoek in the Winelands. Franschhoek is notable for having some of the top restaurants in the country within its borders. This fact, together with the strong wine culture, and pristine natural and architectural beauty has made Franschhoek into what many describe as the "food and wine capital" of South Africa. Settled in at the Boutique Hotel and enjoy the evening strolling the streets of Franschhoek and enjoy dinner at one of the quant street cafes. Overnight: Boutique Hotel Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast
After breakfast embark the wine tram for a day filled with world class wine tastings and stories from wine makers like Klein Goederust, Paul Siguqa’s boutique winery in Franschhoek. After acquiring the land in 2019 and renovating and restoring the century-old vineyard and its historic buildings, Siguqa is now the first black man to own a wine farm in Franschhoek. It is a feat he takes seriously, especially as the son of a farmworker. Three wine-tastings are included in this day. Overnight: Boutique Hotel Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast
Set at the confluence of the Indian and Atlantic oceans and backed by the iconic Table Mountain, the bustling city of Cape Town presents an alluring combination of drawcards. Incredible powdery white beaches, highly acclaimed wine routes, and astonishingly beautiful mountain trails surround a cosmopolitan hub. This diverse metropolis is filled with superb shops and restaurants, extraordinary heritage monuments, a multitude of entertainment venues, and a spectacular, chic waterfront harbour. Highlights include the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art; Table Mountain's jaw-dropping views; Boulders Beach, where penguins might swim right up to you in the warm Indian ocean waters; the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, where you can walk along a treetop canopy among incredible native flora or watch an open-air concert at the base of the mountain; Robben Island, where visitors can see the cell where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years; and many more.
A representative of Afri-Centric will meet you after breakfast in the hotel foyer and transfer you through the beautiful Winelands to Langa for a “Walking in our shoes” cultural walking tour. You will experience the rich history and culture of the oldest and most historic townships in Cape Town, South Africa. Learn about, and become a part of, the amazing community of Langa. Situated only 12 km (7.4 miles) away from Cape Town Central Business District (CBD), and a mere 10 minutes away from Cape Town International Airport. Walk with your personal guide through the township to experience Langa from a unique and authentic point of view - getting a holistic view and understanding of the township. Included in the tour is a visit to a traditional healer, taste of local street food and enjoying the sounds of the marimba band. The tour includes a traditional lunch. After lunch leave for Cape Town and settled into your Boutique Guesthouse in one of Cape Town’s trendiest areas, De Waterkant, with its stylish little pocket of historic buildings, fashionable shops, and vibey restaurants. Built in the 19th century, the architectural style is a mixture of Cape Dutch and Georgian, a result of the area’s diverse cultural heritage. This area is a street shopper’s delight, filled with coffee shops and interior design firms. Affectionately known as the “pink district” with its abundance of gay- and straight-friendly bars and restaurants, De Waterkant is internationally renowned for its open-minded attitude. Enjoy a quiet evening at the Guest House or visit the Piano Bar across the street for dinner and live performance by local artists. Overnight: Boutique Guesthouse Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast
Your personal guide for the day will meet you after breakfast. Your first stop for day (weather dependent) is Table Mountain. Table Mountain is a World Heritage Site, and it’s easy to see why. The unique flora and fauna found on the mountain are like nothing else in the world, and there are numerous hiking trails to explore. You will take the cable car to the top of the mountain (but a hike can be arranged at extra cost if preferred). The views from the top of Table Mountain are simply unbeatable. You can see for miles in every direction, and on a clear day you can even see all the way to Robben Island. The cable car ride up to the summit is an experience in itself. The state-of-the-art carriages take you up the mountain in style, and the views out over the city are stunning. Your guide will be waiting for you at the food of Table Mountain. After your descent the personal transport will take you to the V&A Waterfront Clock Tower for your departure and afternoon visit to Robben Island Museum. Robben Island is best known as the site of a maximum-security prison where Nelson Mandela and other political prisoners were incarcerated during apartheid. Today, it is a popular tourist destination and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Robben Island is a must-see for any tourists visiting South Africa. The island has a long and fascinating history, and it is now home to a variety of attractions. From Robben Island, you can get unparalleled views of Cape Town’s skyline and Table Mountain. After returning to the V&A Waterfront you can either choose to linger longer in this World-Class Waterfront or return to the Guesthouse to refresh. Overnight: Boutique Guesthouse Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast
After breakfast meet with your personal guide and soak in the beautiful landscape of Hout Bay and Chapmans Peak Drive on your way to Cape Point Nature Reserve. Situated at the southwestern tip of Africa, the Cape Point Nature Reserve is one of the most pristine and unspoiled places on earth. With its dramatic cliffs, pristine beaches, and breathtaking views, the reserve is truly a sight to behold. Cape Point is more than just a pretty place; it is also home to a unique variety of fauna and flora. From the rare Cape Mountain zebra and Bontebok, to the beautiful orange-breasted sunbird and pelagic birds that drift in the air currents just off shore, there is an abundance of wildlife to be found in this special place. Cape Point Nature Reserve is also home to a lighthouse that has been in operation since 1857. The lighthouse is situated on the edge of a cliff, offering stunning views of the surrounding coastline. One can reach the lighthouse be tram or by foot once you have reached the public area in the reserve. Enjoy lunch at the Cape Point restaurant (own account) before leaving for Simons Town where you can experience African Penguins at Boulders Beach in their natural environment. The colony, which lives incongruously in the middle of a residential area, is one of the few sites where African penguins – previously called Jackass penguins because of their braying call – can be observed at close range, as they wander freely in a protected natural environment. On your way back to the hotel, stop at Kalk Bay, a small harbour town located on the False Bay coast of South Africa. The town is best known for its unique fishing community and its seal population present at the harbour. Every day, fishermen head out to the bay in search of fish or calamari, and everyday visitors to Kalk Bay can enjoy fresh seafood at one of the many restaurants lining the harbour. The streets are filled with local art and coffee shops. Enjoy the last evening in Cape Town and celebrate a wonderful time in South Africa at one of the world-class restaurants (own account) in town or V&A Waterfront. Overnight: Boutique Guesthouse Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast
After breakfast check-out of the Guesthouse for your private transfer to Cape Town International airport.
Afr-Centric reserves the right to cancel any reservation based on the non-payment of either the deposit or the balance of payment, without notice. Such cancellation may attract cancellation fees as set out hereunder. In the event of a reservation being cancelled by or on behalf of the traveller in writing after Afri-Centric has issued confirmation, the following cancellations fees will apply: • 31 days and more prior to arrival = no cancellation fee • 15 - 30 days prior to arrival = 50% cancellation fee • 0 - 14 days prior to arrival = 100% cancellation fee • No show = 100% cancellation fee No refunds are made for missed services, except in verifiable extenuating circumstances. Verifiable claims will only be considered if received in writing within thirty (30) days of the service being missed, and any refunds made will be at the discretion of Afri-Centric. Compassionate circumstances will be taken into account for cancellations due to uninsurable events.
|#||Discount group||From adult||To adult||Value|
|1||Shared Room||2||2||R 31,960.80|
|2||Shared Room||4||4||R 63,921.60|