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South Africa Safari & Capetown

9 days/7 nights - from $3,399 per person Land & Air from New York City

Departures & Rates

Take an adventurous journey via world-class Emirates Airlines and experience a South Africa safari. Begin with a fiull-day Cape Point Tour, with stunning views of mountains and sea. After three nights in Capetown, fly to Johannesburg and transfer on arrival to the Dinokeng Private Game Reserve, the first free-roaming Big 5 game reserve in Gauteng – and probably in the world – close to an urbanized area. Spend three nights at the Mongena Private Game Lodge, located in the malaria-free northwestern section of the Dinokeng Game Reserve. The tame zebras, nyalas and springbucks residing in the main camp delight all guests with their presence and have become a favorite trademark of Mongena. Return to Johannesburg for an overnight stay. Then fly back to the States. Starting from $3,399 per person, including air from New York City with guranteed departures through the year. Other US gateway cities are available.

Day 1 - USA/Capetown
Depart from Bew York City on award-winning Emirates Airlines.

Day 2 - Cape Town
Arrive Capetown Airport, where you are met as you exit the terminal building. Board your transfer vehicle and continue to your hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure. (Sun Square City Bowl)

Day 3 - Cape Town
Full-day Cape Point Tour. The tour begins with a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast, passing through the cosmopolitan suburb of Sea Point and Camps Bay with its glorious views of the Twelve Apostles, part of the Table Mountain range. Continue to the fishing village of Hout Bay, where there is an option to take a short boat trip to Duiker Island (on own account & time permitting) to view the Cape Fur Seals that inhabit the island. From here travel over Chapman's Peak (if open) to the Cape Point Nature Reserve to see a variety of wildlife that includes baboons, Cape Mountain zebra, bontebok and the elusive eland. The reserve is also one of the world's largest breeding grounds for tortoises. The majestic coastline offers drama worthy of being called "Nature's Greatest Show." You'll be able to see the union of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans (as per legend) and may even feel the brisk wind that is dubbed the "Cape Doctor" for its presumed curative powers. Following the coastline along False Bay, return to Cape Town by way of Simon's Town (optional, on own account & time permitting visit to Penguin colony), Fish Hoek fishing village and Muizenberg. Return to Cape Town, stopping at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens (on own account), then passing the University of Cape Town, Rhodes Memorial, and the Groote Schuur Hospital. (B)
   Option includes: Cape Point entrance fee, Chapmans Peak (if open)
   Option excludes: Seal Island boat cruise, lunch, penguin colony, Cape Point funicular, Kirstenbosch Gardens. 

Day 4 - Capetown
Full day free to explore Cape Town on your own. Or, take optional tours. (B)

Day 5 - Cape Town/Johannesburg/Mongena Private Game Lodge
In the morning, fly to Johannesburg. Meet your driver guide and have a safari briefing. Board your safari vehicle and continue by road to the Dinokeng Game Reserve, the first free-roaming Big 5 game reserve in Gauteng – and probably in the world – next to an urbanized area. A private/public initiative for which planning and development started in the early 2000’s, the Reserve was officially opened on September 22, 2011 after the introduction of four of the Big 5. The last of the Big 5, the buffalo, were introduced in late 2012 and they have settled in well.
Arrive for lunch.  Afternoon game drive in Dinokeng Private Game Reserve.  Early evening return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. (Mongena Private Game Lodge) (B/L/D)

Day 6 & Day 7 - Malaria Free Dinokeng Private Game Reserve
Morning and afternoon game drive in Dinokeng Private Game Reserve. Early evening return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Mongena Private Game Lodge, situated within the Dinokeng Game Reserve, is a 4-star private lodge a mere 90-minute drive from OR Tambo International Airport and 40 minutes from Pretoria. This hidden gem spans a total of 8,000 ha of pristine bushveld, which is not only home to the Big 5, but also an abundant birdlife and diverse general plains game population. Sundowner boat cruises provide an alternative game viewing option, while morning and evening game drives are conducted on custom-built 10-seat game viewers. The lodge is able to accommodate up to 61 guests in shared accommodation, while central guest facilities include bar, lounge, swimming pool, main dining area, and Boma. (B/L/D)

Day 8 - Johannesburg/Mongena Private Game Lodge/Johannesburg 
Private Road Transfer from Magic Bus from Mongena Private Game Lodge to Garden Court Sandton City - Standard Sedan With Driver. (Garden Court Sandton City Hotel) (B)

Day 9 - Johannesburg/USA
Transfer to the airport, board Emirates Airlines and arrive in US the same day. (B)

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Departure DatesLand & Air *
New York
Land Only *Single Supplement
April 1 - May 16 04/01 - 05/16
$3399 FC$3,399 FC
$1699 FC$1,699 FC
$899 FC$899 FC
May 17 - June 6 05/17 - 06/06
$3699 FC$3,699 FC
$1699 FC$1,699 FC
$899 FC$899 FC
June 7 - July 7 06/07 - 07/07
$4055 FC$4,055 FC
$1699 FC$1,699 FC
$899 FC$899 FC
July 8-2807/08 - 07/28
$3699 FC$3,699 FC
$1699 FC$1,699 FC
$899 FC$899 FC
July 29 - October 31 07/29 - 10/31
$3399 FC$3,399 FC
$1699 FC$1,699 FC
$899 FC$899 FC
November 1 - December 8 11/01 - 12/08
$3499 FC$3,499 FC
$1799 FC$1,799 FC
$1099 FC$1,099 FC
December 9-2412/09 - 12/24
$4155 FC$4,155 FC
$1799 FC$1,799 FC
$1099 FC$1,099 FC
December 25-3112/25 - 12/31
$3799 FC$3,799 FC
$1799 FC$1,799 FC
$1099 FC$1,099 FC
2025
January 1-1001/01 - 01/10
$3799 FC$3,799 FC
$1799 FC$1,799 FC
$1099 FC$1,099 FC
  • Weekend surcharge $75 each direction on the trans-Atlantic portion, outbound Thur. Fri. & Sat. and inbound Sat. & Sun.
  • If promotional airfare sold out, surcharge may apply.
  • For rates of other US gateway cities of Emirates Airlines please call Pacific Holidays 1-800-355-8025 or email sales@pacificholidaysinc.com

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Tour Features

  • Round trip airfare via Emirates Airlines from New York City to Capetown and return from Johannesburg. For rates of other gateway US gateway cities - Boston, Washington DC, New York, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles - call or email Pacific Holidays.
  • Domestic airfare from Capetown to Johannesburg
  • Round trip airport/hotel transfers
  • Overland transfers with sightseeing stops as per itinerary
  • 3 nights stay in a double occupancy room in Capetown: Sun Square City Bowl Hotel, standard room
  • 3 nights stay in a double occupancy room at Dinokeng Private Game Reserve: Mongena Private Game Lodge
  • 1 nights stay in double occupancy room in Johannesburg at or Garden Court Sandton City, standard room
  • Safari activities in Dinokeng Private Game Reserve with services of English-speaking driver-guide
  • All park fees and government taxes
  • Breakfast daily in Capetown; breakfast, lunch and dinner daily at Mongena Private Game Lodge
  • Airline fuel surcharge (subject to change) and government taxes and fees
  • All taxes and service charges

Rates do not include

  • Weekend surcharge $75 each direction on the trans-Atlantic portion, outbound Thur. Fri. & Sat. and inbound Sat. & Sun.
  • If promotional airfare sold out, surcharge may apply.
  • For Peak season lower fare may be sold out. Surcharge may apply.
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as tips, laundry, table drinks, telephone calls, etc.
  • Optional Travel Insurance

Remarks

  • If listed hotels or Emirates Airlines are not available at the time of reservation, alternative hotels at the same category or airlines could be used. Prices may differ.
  • Ticket(s) must be issued and full payment must be received within 3 days of reservation
  • Major credit cards accepted; credit card authorization required
  • Air ticket non-refundable once ticketed; Pacific Holidays’ general cancellation policy applies
  • Optional Travel Insurance not included.
  • Hotel upgrades, additional hotel nights, extensions to all Asian destinations and add-on air fares from various US cities are available

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from $3,399
General information about the region
Cape Town. South Africa
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 77 78 76 72 67 64 62 63 65 69 72 75
Average Low 63 63 60 56 52 48 47 48 51 54 58 61
Average Rainfall 0.8 0.8 1.2 2 2.8 3.5 3.9 2.8 2 1.6 0.8 0.8
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
GMT+2
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
South African Rand
$1.00 USD = R13.72 ZAR
Visa requirement
No
Johannesburg. South Africa
January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 77 75 74 69 66 60 61 65 71 73 74 76
Average Low 60 59 58 53 48 42 42 46 51 54 56 59
Average Rainfall 4.9 3.8 3.3 2.1 0.7 0.3 0.2 0.2 1.1 2.9 4.7 4.3
* Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
Climate/T
Time zone
GMT+2
Voltage
220-240V
Health requirements
Currency
South African Rand
$1.00 USD = R13.72 ZAR
Visa requirement
No
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