South Africa & East Africa Safari Tour

Dates:

Group 1:

From 8/July/19 (5 Tammuz) to 18/July/19 (15 Tammuz)

Group 2:

From 19/Aug/19 (18 Av) to 29/Aug/19 (28 AV)

See the thundering Victoria Falls, Table Mountain, Kruger National Park and much more on this luxury adventure to South Africa and East Africa.

Our trip also takes in Chobe National Park, in Botswana, home to 60,000 African elephants, the largest concentration in the world, as well as hippos, crocodiles and lions.

And we’ll explore the rugged, non-stop beauty of South Africa’s 300km long Garden Route, taking in some of the country’s richest botanical treasures.

We’ll stay in luxury hotels throughout the 12-day trip.

Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, is one of the highlights, on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. It’s the biggest waterfall on the planet, twice as high as Niagara.

We’ll drive through the iconic Kruger National Park, which is bigger than Israel, at sunrise and sunset  on a Jeep safari to see the famous Big Five – lions, leopards, rhinoceros, elephants, and buffaloes.

We’ll also take a boat trip to spot whales, dolphins and seals, we’ll see African penguins waddling at the Cape of Good Hope, huge ostrich sprinting at up to 45mph . . . and we’ll probably chance upon wild baboon crossing the road.

Table Mountain, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, dominates the Cape Town skyline. We’ll take a cable car up there to another world, with unbelievable views of the city and its beaches below.

The price includes:

  • Three Kosher LeMehadrin meals a day, supervised by בד”ץ קייפטאון
  • Two domestic flights within South Africa.
  • Accommodation in luxury hotels.
  • Comfortable air-conditioned tour buses.
  • Mineral water on buses throughout the tour.
  • Entrance fees to all the reserves.
  • Tips

Not included:

  • International flight from London/New York to Johannesburg and return from Victoria Falls.
  • Medical and luggage Insurance
  • Additional trips not included in the itinerary (eg Robben Island).
  • Personal expenses (laundry, souvenirs, extra drinks).
  • Double entry visa payable on entry to Zimbabwe ($50).

Day 1 (Sunday) New York/London – Johannesburg

  • Fly to Johannesburg

Day 2 (Monday) Johannesburg – Kruger National Park

  • Land in Johannesburg
  • Take a bus to the vast Kruger National Park, with more species of animal than any other reserve in the world – 150 mammals, 500-plus birds and 100 reptiles. Also home to the famous Big Five – lions, leopards, rhinoceros, elephants, giraffe and buffaloes.
  • Sleep in the Safari Reserve Area

Day 3 (Tuesday) – Kruger National Park

  • full day game drive to see elephants, kudu, hippos, wildebeest, giraffe, lion and many more animals in their natural habitat.
  • Back to the hotel for dinner.
  • Sleep in the Safari Reserve Area

Day 4 (Wednesday) Kruger National Park – George – Knysna – Plettenberg Bay

  • Early start, fly to George (via Johannesburg).
  • Land in George, a resort town on the Garden Route, at about noon.
  • See the lakes, beaches, bays, cliffs, canyons, rivers, rainforests and rich greenery along the Garden Route.
  • Go to Knysna and tour the city.
  • Sleep in Plettenberg Bay

Day 5 (Thursday) Plettenberg Bay – Tzitzikamah

  • Take a boat to an observation point to see whales, dolphins and seals
  • Visit the towering Bloukrans Bridge, which at 216m high is the world’s highest bridge for commercial bungee jumping.
  • Spend the rest of the day in the beautiful Tzitzikamah National Park, exploring deep gorges and ancient woodlands, including trees that are almost 1,000 years old.
  • Sleep in Plettenberg Bay

Day 6 (Friday) Plettenberg Bay – Cape Town

  • Early start, fly to Cape Town.
  • Tour the city, visit Company’s Garden, Bo Kaap, the Jewish museum of South Africa and Greenmarket square. (Time dependant)
  • Return to the hotel three hours before Shabbos.
  • Sleep in Cape Town

Day 7 (Shabbos) Cape Town

  • Shabbos in Cape Town with a walking tour of the city
  • Friday night we will enjoy a leisurely Shabbos dinner.
  • Shabbos morning we will relax over morning coffee and cookies.
  • we have the luxury of walking to one of four Shuls close to our hotel.
  • After Shul Shabbos meal
  • Shalosh Seudet and Melave Malka.

Day 8 (Sunday) – Cape Town – Cape of Good Hope

  • Visit the Cape Peninsula, where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet.
  • Drive along one of the most beautiful coastal routes to the Cape of Good Hope.
  • Visit Rookery of the Penguins
  • Sleep in Cape Town

Day 9 (Monday) Cape Town – Table Mountain

  • Take a cable car up the 1,067m-high, 3km-long Table Mountain in the morning, (weather permitting) for breathtaking views of the city and its beaches, and the chance to see a huge variety of rare plant and animal life.
  • Fly to Johannesburg.

Day 10 (Tuesday) Johannesburg – Victoria Falls

  • Fly to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, the largest singular waterfall in the world.
  • Cruise the Zambezi River in the afternoon until sunset.
  • Sleep in Victoria Falls

Day 11 (Wednesday) Victoria Falls – Chobe Park, Botswana

  • Cross the border to Chobe National Park, Botswana, famed for its spectacular elephant population.
  • Cruise the Chobe River (approximately three hours) on the border between Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana. A chance to see elephants and hippos.
  • Lunch will be served after the cruise.
  • Tour the park in safari vehicles in the afternoon.
  • Return in the late afternoon to Victoria Falls
  • Sleep in Victoria Falls

Day 12 (Thursday) Victoria Falls – Home

  • Visit Victoria Falls in the morning and see the water crash down from heights of up to 108m, creating smoke-like clouds.
  • Walk in the rainforest under the rainbow splash of the falls and stop at amazing vantage points.
  • See the ancient baobab trees, up to 1,500-years old!
  • Fly back home

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Important information:

It is preferable to purchase insurance upon registration,  in the event of a cancellation of the trip due to unforeseen medical reasons, in accordance with the rules of the policy.

Immunizations- Participants should contact their health department to receive the necessary Immunizations prior to the trip. 

Travelers under the age of 18 traveling to or from South Africa:

New requirements prescribed by the South African authorities in an effort to prevent child trafficking  have been in effect since 01.06.2015, and are applicable to children under the age of 18 years, who seek entry into South Africa or exit from South Africa or passage through South Africa to another country from any destination:

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Unforeseen changes, which are out of the company’s control, may take place, thereby effecting the times and destinations in the itinerary.

Any changes in the prices of the flights will effect the price per traveler.

Payment in shekels or foreign currencies will be in accordance with the dollar rate in cheques or payment deposits on the day of the payment. Payments must be made prior to the trip.

Passports should be valid for an extra 6 months after the trip and should have 3 empty pages.

The trip is reliant on incoming and outgoing flights by airline companies. ‘Glatt Safaris’ cannot be held responsible for their time schedules and/or functionality.

 

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