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Spectacular South Africa

Mar 24, 2022 - Apr 7, 2022



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SPECTACULAR SOUTH AFRICA
CULTURE & NATURE IN HARMONY
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March 24 - April 7, 2022
14 Days • 24 Meals (12 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches & 7 Dinners)

with Optional 3-Night Victoria Falls Post Tour Extension


Join Linda Fisher from Maritime Travel Surrey, on this exciting adventure to South Africa!

Experience a harmony of intriguing cultures, stunning wildlife, lush winelands, and elaborate history. Seek out the “Big Five” on two open-air safari game drives. Relax during a leisurely stay in the breathtaking city of Cape Town. A land on the edge of the world, South Africa awaits.


HIGHLIGHTS: Johannesburg • Soweto • Panoramic Route • Kruger National Park • Safari Game Drives • Garden Route • Knysna • Featherbed Nature Reserve • Stellenbosch • Wine Tasting & Dinner • Cape Town • Table Mountain

MUST-SEE INCLUSIONS:
• Search for the “Big 5” on two open-air safari game drives!
• Marvel at the breathtaking Drakensberg Mountains.
• Behold the luxurious mansions of Soweto — South West Township.
• Tour to the Cape Peninsula including a visit to Boulders Beach to see the Penguins.

CULINARY INCLUSIONS:
• Join locals for lunch at a nearby Shebeen, or house tavern.
• Experience an unforgettable African “Boma” dinner.
• Enjoy lunch amongst the ancient milkwood trees in Knysna.
BONUS FREE local dinner

CULTURAL EXPERIENCES:
• Experience a thrilling cable car ride rising more than 3,000 feet.
• Learn the local beat with a lesson on the djembe drums.
• Taste incredible wines that Stellenbosch is acclaimed for.

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$4,384 CAD per person, double occupancy
 
LAND ONLY

Optional Victoria Falls extension for 3-nights includes a full day safari at Chobe Park!
$1,799
CAD per person, double occupancy


CALL TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION.


 
Price quoted is per person, based on double occupancy, land only, airfare is extra. A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is due at time of booking. Full payment due January 23, 2022. A valid passport is required. Travel insurance is highly recommended. Subject to availability at time of booking. Tour rate is based on a minimum of 10 passengers and Escort from Vancouver is based on a minimum of 16 passengers. Prices are subject to change, contact your travel advisor. BCCP # 51189


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110-15375 No.10 Highway - Surrey
surrey@maritimetravel.ca

604 575-5044



Itinerary

Spectacular South Africa Itinerary • March 24 - April 7, 2022


Tentative itinerary and is subject to change.
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Day 1: 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: Sandton, South Africa - Tour Begins
/_uploads/images/branch_tours/southafricanature_day1_johannesburg.jpgYour 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.
Hotel: Sandton Sun Hotel, Sandton 

Day 3: Sandton - Soweto - Sandton
/_uploads/images/branch_tours/southafricanature_day3_soweto.jpgToday, have some time to ponder history at Liliesleaf, the former center of the liberation movement and the site of the police raid that led to Nelson Mandela’s lifetime prison sentence. Following this, 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, visit the Apartheid Museum commemorating the rise and fall of apartheid in South Africa. Gather this evening with your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: Sandton Sun Hotel, Sandton 

/_uploads/images/branch_tours/southafricanature_day4_blyderivercanyon.jpgDay 4: Sandton - 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. Along this magnificent route, stop at God's Window and stand at what seems like the edge of creation. On clear days, you can see as far as Mozambique. This evening, enjoy a traditional Boma dinner where you may sample some local game meat!
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Hotel: Protea Hotel Kruger Gate

/_uploads/images/branch_tours/southafricanature_day5_krugerpark.jpgDay 5: 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 giraffes in the natural beauty of Kruger National Park.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: Protea Hotel Kruger Gate

/_uploads/images/branch_tours/southafricanature_day5-krugerpark-jeep.jpgDay 6: Kruger National Park - Safari Game Drive
Embrace the rare opportunity to head back into the wild on another safari game drive in Kruger National Park. Enjoy this second attempt to see any elusive animals you may have missed yesterday or get another look at your favorites.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: Protea Hotel Kruger Gate

/_uploads/images/branch_tours/southafricanature_day6_knysna.jpgDay 7: 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. Located on the coast, Knysna is your gateway to the natural beauty of South Africa.
Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: The Rex Hotel

/_uploads/images/branch_tours/southafricanature_day8_knysna.jpgDay 8: 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. Visit the nearby Featherbed Nature Reserve, looking out over the Indian Ocean. 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, it's your choice! Visit Plettenberg Bay, a tranquil and charming town originally known as Bahia Formosa (Beautiful Bay) and witness views of beaches, dramatic rock formations and lagoons -OR- enjoy your afternoon at leisure in Knysna with time to independently explore the charming waterfront.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Hotel: The Rex Hotel

/_uploads/images/branch_tours/southafricanature_day9_stellenbosch.jpgDay 9: Knysna - Stellenbosch
Say goodbye to Knysna as you begin your journey to Stellenbosch. Get a taste of the culture when you join your fellow travelers for dinner and a wine tasting.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Hotel: De Zalze Lodge

/_uploads/images/branch_tours/southafricanature_day10_stellenbosch.jpgDay 10: Stellenbosch - Franschhoek - Stellenbosch
Start your day with a walking tour of Stellenbosch, a university town known for its vineyards and mountainous nature reserves. Get a chance to taste some wine before continuing on to nearby Franschhoek. Experience the town’s renowned wine culture with a cellar tour and tasting followed by lunch before returning to Stellenbosch. With the remainder of your day at leisure, discover the town on your own. Maybe you’ll taste some more of the legendary wine, wander along the oaklined avenues, or explore the surrounding nature.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel: De Zalze Lodge

/_uploads/images/branch_tours/southafricanature_day11_capetown.jpgDay 11: Stellenbosch - Cape Town
Travel to the beautiful harborside city of Cape Town, the oldest city in South Africa. Settle in for your 3-night stay in the “Mother City,” nestled in the valley between towering mountains and the glistening sea.
Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel

/_uploads/images/branch_tours/southafricanature_day12_capetown.jpgDay 12: Cape Town
See the highlights of the city on a panoramic tour. Take in the celebrated architecture that fuses the traditions of the French, German and Dutch. Enjoy a thrilling ride on a cable car that 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 massive Milnerton Lighthouse. Cape Town’s culture and traditions come to light during dinner with a local family. You are in for a special treat during this rare opportunity to join a family in their home for a home-cooked meal and friendly conversation. Make new friends in a comfortable setting as you savour the local flavours and sip a glass of wine. Share a laugh and stories of life from your home country as you learn about your hosts’ experiences growing up in South Africa and life in Cape Town today. Take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to truly get to know the people of Cape Town and experience their welcoming hospitality first hand.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner with local family
Hotel: Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel

/_uploads/images/branch_tours/southafricanature_day13_boulderbeach.jpgDay 13: 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 before a communal African dining experience with dishes from all over the continent!
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner
Hotel: Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel

/_uploads/images/branch_tours/southafricanature_day14_capetowntourends.jpgDay 14: Cape Town
Enjoy a day of Leisure.
Perhaps visit Robben Island, shop the Waterfront or go shark cage diving!
Hotel: Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Day 15: Cape Town
Depart for home or onward to Victoria Falls for 3 nights.
Meals: Breakfast


For more information contact:
Maritime Travel - Sullivan Square Centre
110-15375 No.10 Highway - Surrey
surrey@maritimetravel.ca
604-575-5044