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Sea Lion on the Island-Cape Town_1640531_P

Classic South Africa

Lion World Travel
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Travel Style: For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
8 days
From: $ 1,699 $ 212 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Explore Cape Town with its scenic beauty, culture and great restaurants
  • Explore Pilanesberg Game Reserve with its spectacular landscape and wealth of wildlife
  • Experience the up close encounters with Africa’s great wildlife from an open safari vehicle
  • Browsing at Cape Town’s bustling Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

Short Description

Discover Cape Town's beauty, culture and nightlife and experience a wildlife safari in the scenic Pilanesberg Game Reserve

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Cape Town
End City Johannesburg

Trip Includes

  • All services as specified
  • All transfers as specified
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • Transportation in luxury air-conditioned vehicles
  • Sight-seeing as per itinerary led by English-speaking guides
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing as indicated
  • Game drives as specified in itinerary
  • Services of Rangers/Trackers
  • Lion World Travel Representative Meet and Greet upon arrival
  • Deluxe Travel bag specially designed by Stanley Tollman, founder of The Travel Corporation

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Cape Town

Accommodation: Commodore Hotel

Upon arrival at Cape Town Airport, you will be met by a Lion World Travel representative and transferred to your hotel.

The Commodore Hotel is situated in the heart of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town's centre of activity, with a variety of stores, restaurants and bars. The hotel offers superb service and excellent cuisine in a comfortable and friendly environment.

Day 2 -  Cape Town

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Commodore Hotel

Today is at leisure. To enhance your Cape Town experience, we recommend you enjoy a sightseeing tour and one of our experienced Africa Specialists will be happy to assist in advising you on which tours may suit your interests. Cape Town is the most popular tourist destination in South Africa due to its good climate, culture and scenic beauty. The city has several well-known natural features that attract tourists, most notably Table Mountain, for panoramic views of the city.  Cape Point at the end of the Cape Peninsula offers dramatic views of the ocean below the cliffs.

Suggested tours - A visit to Robben Island is a poignant and moving experience as visitors see where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned. Or perhaps consider a Townships tour for an interesting cultural experience. The Cape Winelands with their picturesque towns offer wine estate tours and wine tastings. For the scenic side take a full day Cape Peninsula Tour - experience Cape Point's dramatic views and admire some adorable penguins!

During your stay you will enjoy a complimentary dinner at The Portswood Quarterdeck Restaurant.

Day 3 - Cape Town

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Commodore Hotel

At leisure to enjoy sightseeing tours or explore on your own. Cape Town is a city with a diverse range of attractions, sights and activities to offer and has something for everyone, offering a myriad of things to do and places to see, whatever your tastes, inclinations or budget.

Day 4 - Cape Town

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Commodore Hotel

Your final day in Cape Town!  Time to do some last minute shopping or enjoy another sightseeing tour - time spent in Cape Town will not be forgotten.

Day 5 - Cape Town/Johannesburg/Pilanesberg

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Ivory Tree Lodge

Today you will be transferred from your hotel to Cape Town Airport for your flight to Johannesburg. On arrival at Johannesburg Airport you will be met and transferred by road to Ivory Tree Lodge where you will spend three nights on a full board basis and enjoy twice daily game drives.

Ivory Tree Game Lodge is situated in the north eastern region of the Pilanesberg National Park. Nestled in the basin of an ancient amphitheatre divided by riverine woodlands and elephant trails, lies this exclusive game lodge. Decorated in a range of earthy tones, the rooms have been carefully coordinated to ensure absolute comfort.

Unlike any other large park, the Pilanesberg Game Reserve is unique with overlaps of mammals, birds and vegetation. The colorful hues, varied habitats and panoramas will delight and entertain photographers and visitors. The very topography makes the area a feast for the eye. Thickly forested ravines, typical bushveld, rolling grasslands and lightly wooded areas can all be found here.

Arrive in time to take a late afternoon game drive.

Day 6 - Ivory Tree Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Ivory Tree Lodge

Enjoy a morning game viewing activity in this spectacular wildlife kingdom. Spend the hottest part of the day at the pool relaxing. In the late afternoon you will be taken on another unforgettable safari through the unspoilt African bush.

The beauty of Pilanesberg is reflected in a large central lake, the Mankwe Dam. Over time, wind and water have carved a spectacular landscape with rocky outcrops, open grasslands, wooded valleys and thickets. Today Pilanesberg National Park accommodates virtually every mammal of Southern Africa including the Big Five.

While at Ivory Tree Lodge you can relax, unwind and take yourself on a pamper escape that you will never forget. The Amani African Spa at Ivory Tree Game Lodge is the ultimate escape for pure self-indulgence - A Truly African Experience.

Day 7 - Ivory Tree Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Ivory Tree Lodge

Enjoy another day with morning and late afternoon game drives. All safaris are conducted in specially designed ten seater open vehicles.

An abundance of wildlife thrives in these 360 miles of diverse and arresting bushveld terrain. The park is home to large populations of lion, leopard, black and white rhino, elephant and buffalo - Africa's "Big Five". A wide variety of rare and common species exist with endemic species like the nocturnal brown hyena, the fleet-footed cheetah, the majestic sable, as well as giraffe, zebra, hippo and crocodile, to mention a few. Bird watching is excellent with over 300 species recorded. Some are migrants, others permanent inhabitants.

Day 8 - Ivory Tree Lodge/ Johannesburg

After breakfast you will be transferred by road to Johannesburg.  On arrival at Johannesburg’s Oliver Tambo International Airport connect with your scheduled flight.

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Absolutely recommend Lion World to anyone interested in touring South Africa. My husband and I had a wonderful time. From accommodations to the day trips planned, everything was perfect. Was truly spoiled on the trip. Laurandie, our rep, was very knowledgeable and helpful when it came to some concerns. Was a trip of a lifetime! I would travel with them again!
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Wonderful experience with this team! Perfect trip...trip of a lifetime...perfectly planned. Kudos to Cheryl who patiently worked out all the details and is a great communicator!
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Thank you for your kind Welcome Home! I had a fantastic trip.
Truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience! The places we stayed were incredible, the food everywhere was delicious, the people warm, friendly and knowledgeable, and the animals, of course, remarkable in every sense of the word! Thank you for putting this together for us.

Thanks again for all your help in making this such a special trip.
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I had a wonderful time in South Africa.
The trip was so amazing and the hotels were fantastic. The people were so gracious and the country side was like a picture post card. My next trip I planning is to see Egypt in 2020.
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I just want to write and thank you SO much for planning our trip to Tanzania. Brian and I have travelled to many places in the world but this trip we think tops them all.
From start to finish, it went smoothly and created memories we will carry for the rest of our lives. Raymond, our guide for the week, has become a life long friend. He was amazing with his knowledge of the animals. To top it off, we love birds and he did too so he took extra time to search for the beautiful birds of his country. He knew the name of every one of them. During the course of our trip, we saw over 80 lions as well as the rest of the "big five" along with numerous other animals. There were quiet times of just being in awe of nature as well as exciting times of watching lions mate and ostriches mate. We knew every time Raymond, who has been a guide for 18 years, took out his phone to take a picture that we were seeing something extra special. We had two cameras and took over a thousand pictures.

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I just wanted to take a minute of your time to thank Lion World Travel and yourself for the most entertaining, exciting, educational, and exquisite trip I or my daughter Jackie have ever been on in our lives.
From the time we started the trip on December 4th to the end of the journey on December 13th every detail was perfect. I was not much of a Tour type but have traveled extensively for 50 years. After this experience I am not sure anyone can meet or exceed what Lion World gave to us! The hotel and the Preserve were Top Notch. The guides were even better. What a wonderful memory for a father and a daughter to relive often. My only regret is that I did not do this sooner with your organization. Amazing. Thank you.
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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Intimate Group - 12 max

Trip ID#:

clasoulio

Trip Excludes

  • International and South Africa domestic flights
  • Items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephone calls, etc.
  • All other services not mentioned
  • Gratuities/Tips for game rangers/trackers, tour guides and drivers
  • Costs of obtaining Passports or Visas
  • Trip cancellation, interruption and/or medical insurance

Meals Included:

6 Breakfasts, 3 Lunch and 4 Dinners

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