Brand G Journey Into Africa- Safari Tour 2017

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Johannesburg, Victoria Falls, Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve, Cape Town

From 11/15/2017 to 11/26/2017

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11-day African adventure including Victoria Falls, Safari, and Cape Town!

From exotic game drives to wine tours, enjoy the finest accommodations, as Brand g Vacations explores South Africa’s acclaimed Victoria Falls, Kruger National Park and a luxury stay in vibrant Cape Town!

If you have ever had an interest in an African Safari, now is the time! Sabi Sabi Game Reserve is known for frequent sightings of all BIG 5 (lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard) as well as exotic birds and other wild life rarely found in other places.

No trip to Africa would be complete without a visit to Victoria Falls, which you’ll have the opportunity to explore by water, land, and helicopter. Here we will overnight at the internationally acclaimed Victoria Falls Hotel.

Once in Cape Town, you will be amazed by the beauty of the city, with its gorgeous beach scene, great restaurants and active nightlife. Included is a visit to Cape of Good Hope and a trip to Table Mountain, recently voted as one of the New 7-Natural Wonders of the World.

Package Highlights:

11-day fully escorted with the services of a Brand g host throughout the trip

Victoria Falls:

  • 5 Star Accommodations at the Victoria Falls Hotel
  • Lunch at Lookout Café with view of Victoria Falls Gorge
  • Sunset Cruise on Zambezi River
  • A Traditional African Dinner at a Boma with entertainment
  • Professionally guided tour of the Falls
  • 25 minute helicopter flight over the Falls
  • Land transfers to airports

Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve:

  • Accommodations at the 5 Star Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve
  • 2 Nights at Earth Lodge
  • 2 Nights at Camp Selati
  • 2 Daily 4×4 game drives
  • Open bar highlighting South African wines, beers and spirits
  • All gourmet meals
  • All airport transfers to and from the game reserve

Cape Town:

  • Stay in Luxury Mountain View Rooms at Table Bay Hotel, for 4 nights, including daily breakfast
  • Visit Table Mountain with cable car ride to the summit
  • Full day tour of the Cape Winelands
  • Full day tour of the Cape Peninsula, including Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, a funicular ride to the summit as well as Boulders Beach
  • Transfer to Cape Town Airport for outbound flights

Package Excludes:

  • Personal expenses and Visa Fees
  • International flight to Johannesburg and home from Cape Town
  • Internal flights including Johannesburg to Victoria Falls, Victoria Falls to Sabi Sabi and Sabi Sabi to Cape town are not included in the program price. The estimated cost of these additional flights is $1,000 per person. As flights become available we will book them on your behalf.

*Early booking rates expire with or without notice at any time.

 

Day 1 – November 15, 2017
Johannesburg – Optional
The tour officially begins on the afternoon of November 16 in Victoria Falls, however your international arrival may dictate an overnight in Johannesburg in order to make the morning flight to Victoria Falls. When making your flight arrangements, please consult with Brand g for best flight options and if necessary, hotel options in Johannesburg.

Day 2 – November 16, 2017
Victoria Falls
Our day begins with and 11:25am departure on British Airways Flight 6285 from JNB to VFA. Arrive the Victoria Falls International Airport at 1:05pm, where you will be greeted by a Brand g representative and transferred to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Afternoon helicopter tour over the falls. Accommodation in Signature Stable Wing Rooms at the Victoria Falls Hotel. (L/D)

Day 3 – November 17, 2017
Victoria Falls

Morning walking tour of the falls. Lunch at the Lookout Café overlooking the Victoria Falls Gorge. Your afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the hotel, or you may choose to participate in an optional afternoon adventure excursion. Dinner at leisure. (B/L/D)

Day 4 – November 18, 2017
Victoria Falls/Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy time at leisure before transferring to the Livingstone Airport in Zambia for an 11:45am flight to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, Nelspruit aboard flight SA8871. We expect to arrive at 3:25pm. Cost for this flight is not included in the package price. Then we’ll board a bus to the Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve. (B/D)

Day 5 – November 19, 2017
Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

Morning coffee and tea before a sunrise game drive. After the drive we will return to the lodge for a buffet breakfast. Enjoy some free time before a late lunch, and another game drive at sunset. (B/L/D)

Day 6 – November 20, 2017
Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

Morning coffee and tea before a sunrise bush walk. After the walk we will return to the lodge for a breakfast. Enjoy some free time before a late lunch, and another game drive at sunset. (B/L/D)

Day 7 – November 21, 2017
Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve

Morning coffee and tea before a sunrise game drive. After the drive we will return to the lodge for a hearty breakfast. Enjoy some free time before a late lunch, and another game drive at sunset. (B/L/D)

Day 8 – November 22, 2017
Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve/Cape Town

Today we return to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, Nelspruit, for flight SA8664 departing at 1:15pm flight to Cape Town, arriving at 3:55pm. The cost for this flight is not included in the package price. Travel to Table Mountain for a cable car ride to the summit. Short city orientation en route to the Table Bay Hotel. Enjoy Luxury Mountain View Rooms for your four nights stay, including daily breakfast. Dinner this evening will be at Sevruga Restaurant, located just outside the hotel on the Waterfront. (B/D)

Day 9 – November 23, 2017
Cape Town

After breakfast, enjoy a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula, including Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, a funicular ride to the summit as well as Boulders Beach Simons Town. A set menu lunch will be served at Black Marlin Restaurant near Simons Town. Return to the city, arriving back at the hotel late afternoon. Evening is at your leisure to explore Cape Town’s fantastic restaurants and nightlife. (B/L)

Day 10 – November 24, 2017
Cape Town

Spend the day at leisure. Early evening transfer to Green Point for interactive drumming and set menu dinner with entertainment at the Gold Restaurant. (B/D)

Day 11 – November 25, 2017
Cape Town

Depart this morning for a full day tour of the Cape Winelands. Enjoy a short scenic drive to Sooth Africa’s famous wine producing areas of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Two wine tastings will be included during the day of touring in addition to a light 2-course al fresco lunch. Some free time will be provided, in the wine village of Franschhoek, for those interested in some shopping, before travelling to a private Wine Estate for an included 3-course dinner. (B/L/D)

Day 12 – November 26, 2017
Cape Town
Transfer to Cape Town Airport for outbound flights. (B)

Victoria Falls Hotel
The internationally acclaimed Victoria Falls Hotel is set in acres of private gardens, and was established in 1904. For over 90 years visiting members of Royal families, Heads of State, celebrities, authors, journalists and poets, have preferred to stay at the Victoria Falls Hotel where they are assured of total privacy, comfort and care.

All rooms are well appointed, cool and comfortable – each room is air-conditioned, with every modern amenity. The beautifully appointed Edwardian swimming pool, surrounded by lush gardens and exotic trees, give total privacy.
Earth Lodge
Earth Lodge is a sanctuary. Uniquely so, as it is for both humans and animals. For the former it is a retreat to the wilderness. For the latter, part of a vast conservation known as Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve. The lodge’s organic architecture is completely respectful of the environment. Whilst submerged in nature, its size and form never intrude on its magnificent host. The entire lodge features an unusual, unadorned finish that has been achieved by blending natural elements such as straw, stone and pigment into the cement plaster. The natural bush vegetation that grows right up to the lodge building further enhances this natural feel.

The style of the unique architecture was inspired by ‘Earth Shelter Architecture’ from the Middle Ages, where the buildings are excavated into the slopes of the site, and the sand and plants are put back onto the roofs. The result is what has been termed by a visiting conservationist ‘the most ecologically-sensitively-designed lodge in Africa’. The buildings merge so well into the landscape, they are virtually invisible.
Selati Camp
To visit Selati Camp is to travel back in time. Small, exclusive and brimming with history, colonial elegance and African legend, the camp is perched near the historic Selati Railway line after which it was named. Fashioned in the colonial, ‘Out of Africa’ style, Selati nestles under majestic Acacia Trees lining the Msuthlu River. Situated between the Sabie and Sand Rivers, Selati lies on an animal migration path, with game traversing between the Kruger National Park and Sabi Sand Reserve. This daily search for water and food is an ancient rhythm and here it happens right around you as you sip your sundowner or wake to a dawn chorus of hundreds of bushveld birds.

Nights at Selati are quiet, intimate and possess a rare magic. Some say it is the hand of Selati’s namesake, the legendary female chief of the ancient Thubela tribe, others, the gentle glow of the lamps. Whatever it is, it has made Selati Camp an essential pilgrimage for romantic souls far and wide.
Table Bay Hotel
The Table Bay offers the ultimate in 5-star luxury hotel accommodation in Cape Town. Considered to be the best address in Cape Town, this sophisticated Sun International property was opened in May 1997 by former South African president, Nelson Mandela. As part of the Sunlux Collection, The Table Bay continues to set its own standards in international service, cuisine and luxury.

Inspired by the boundless creative energy of the city that it calls home, The Table Bay offers unrivalled Victoria and Alfred Waterfront accommodation which celebrates Cape Town’s colourful cultural heritage, evocative romance and irresistible spirit of adventure. Straddling the working harbour and vibrant city bowl beneath the majestic zenith of Table Mountain, The Table Bay enjoys the best address in Cape Town, and invites you to discover an authentic South African 5-star experience in the Mother City.

Suggested Attire
Attire is casual and comfortable during the day, with safari-style neutral colored clothing, and comfortable, but sturdy, footwear for excursions. Evening wear consists of open-neck shirts, trousers, skirt, or similar attire. Light jacket or sweaters are advisable for cool evenings. Other items to consider: shorts, swimsuit, hat and rain jacket.
Currency
The local currency is the South African Rand, however USD are widely accepted. We recommend carrying local currency or small USD bills in good condition for small purchases. Credit cards are accepted at most higher end restaurants and hotels.
Dietary Requirements
We will make every effort to accommodate special dietary requests. Please inform our office at least 60 days prior to departure of these requests.
Electricity
The South African electricity supply is 220/230 volts AC 50 HZ. Most plugs are 15 amp 3-prong(Plug M) or 5 amp 2-prong, with round pins. You will need a voltage converter and plug adapter in order to use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit before your South African vacation. Guests should be sure to bring the appropriate converter for devices that are not dual voltage.
Gratuities
Gratuities are customary expressions of appreciation for a job well done. It is our goal to ensure that the service you receive is as wonderful as the sites you visit. While we have collected pre-paid gratuities with your reservation, at your own discretion you may choose to provide additional tips.
Insect Precautions
While you can expect to encounter insects during the program, most are relatively harmless. If you plan to be outside during the morning or evening hours, it is recommended to apply insect repellent, particularly to ankles and other exposed skin. Guests may wish to bring an insect repellent with DEET for use on excursions. White and black clothing attracts bugs and biting flies.
Passport and Visas Requirements
A passport, which is valid for six months after your last date of travel, is required. Multiple entry visas are also required for citizens of the US and Canada for Zimbabwe and Zambia. The visas may be obtained upon arrival into Zimbabwe. Visas are not required for US citizens for South Africa. Citizens of all other countries should check visa requirements with their nearest consulates of Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Africa.
Vaccination Requirements
In addition to routine vaccinations, it is recommended that most guests also get vaccinated or take medications for malaria, hepatitis A and typhoid. Some guests may also be at risk for hepatitis B, rabies and yellow fever. We recommend you consult a travel medicine specialist, who can provide advise and treatment tailored to your specific health condition.

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