South Africa
December 5-14, 2021
December 11-20, 2022

South Africa  
December 5-14, 2021
December 11-20, 2022

$200.00 USD Deposit

*Note: Prices are per person
By booking this trip, you agree to our Terms and Conditions.

Price
2021 - Single Occupancy -  $200.00 Deposit ($5,950.00 total)  
2022 - Single Occupancy - $200.00 Deposit ($6,425.00 total) 

Our South Africa tour gives you the best combination of traditional culture, history, wildlife viewing, and authentic cuisine! Enjoy hand-selected accommodations, historical tours, and more. With optional add-on experiences, you have the chance to customize your trip and make it your own.

Getting Started

1.  Click the 'Book Now' button to reserve your spot.

2. DTT Travel Club will reach out to you to confirm trip details, payment arrangements, offer travel insurance, discuss optional experiences, and answer any questions.

3. Attend pre-trip virtual meeting to review trip details, respond to questions, and meet fellow travelers! Although meeting is optional, it is highly recommended.

4.  Enjoy your trip! We will still be available throughout your trip if you need us.

Itinerary

Day 1 -  Cape Town
Arrive at Cape Town, South Africa and embark on a small group journey centered around the highlights of South Africa. Spend the day delving into Cape Town's cosmopolitan areas before joining your fellow travellers and Tour Guide for a Welcome  Reception.
Meal(s): Welcome Reception


Day 2 - Table Mountain &  Cape Town City Tour
You will encounter Table Mountain firsthand, ascending via aerial cableway. Look over the City Bowl and Atlantic Seaboard keeping a keen eye out for the landmarks your Travel Director will show you during this morning's city tour, including Company Gardens, BoKaap and the Castle of Good Hope. The rest of the day is yours to explore Cape Town at leisure. Stroll along Bree Street to sample the city's vibrant coffee culture or walk along the Sea Point promenade. Consider joining our Optional Experience to explore infamous Robben Island, with your guide revealing its turbulent past and the cell where Nelson Mandela spent the majority of his prison term.
Meal(s): Breakfast


Optional Experiences
(A). Cape Town Helicopter Flight (12 Minutes)
Spectacular views and a different perspective of the city await you on this 12 minute helicopter flight that showcases Cape Town's iconic sights. Keep your eyes peeled for sightings of whales and dolphins below you in the Atlantic ocean, as you take off and return to the V & A Waterfront. Fly over the city's famous Green Point stadium, built for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Then your route tracks the Atlantic coastline, showing you a birds-eye view of Robben Island on your right and Table Mountain and the Cape Town City Bowl on your left. Admire the beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay and the Twelve Apostles mountain range before your pilot turns around and follows the same route back to the launchpad. Note: this activity is subject to weather conditions on the day being suitable for the helicopters to operate.
Adult Price: ZAR1615.0*
* The Optionals and pricing listed here are a guideline only and subject to change.


(B). Cape Town Sunset Champagne Cruise
Board a vessel at the V & A Waterfront and sail across Table Bay to take in city views of Cape Town and Table Mountain that are even more spectacular from the water. Your captain will navigate to the best sunset spot, usually in Granger Bay in the shelter of Table Mountain where, with a glass of bubbly in hand, you'll watch the sun gently sink and toast to the perfect way to end a day in the Mother City. This 90 minute cruise will be on board either a catamaran sailing boat or motor vessel. The sailing route may vary according to the season and vessel.
Adult Price: ZAR905.0*
* The Optionals and pricing listed here are a guideline only and subject to change.


(C). Mount Nelson Afternoon Tea
Step inside one of Cape Town's most famous and iconic hotels for a luxurious afternoon tea in surroundings steeped in history and tradition. The world renowned afternoon tea is set in the elegant lounge overlooking the manicured garden. Enjoy the sumptuous selection of chocolate éclairs and petitfours, mini cakes and classic carrot, chocolate and cheesecakes, savoury sandwiches and empanadas, scones and succulent fresh fruits. With over thirty loose leaf teas to try, from Rooibos and Lapsang Souchong, to Earl Grey and Darjeeling, you are bound to discover your favourite one.
Adult Price: ZAR1020.0*
* The Optionals and pricing listed here are a guideline only and subject to change.


(D). Robben Island Tour
Journey to the famous Victoria and Alfred Waterfront to board a ferry to Robben Island (weather permitting), a home of our icon Nelson Mandela for more than a quarter of a century. It’s a highly charged and emotional moment when you visit the site of this suffering, and realize how far South Africa has come from those days. During the apartheid years Robben Island was used to isolate opponents of apartheid and to crush their morale. Freedom fighters, like Nelson Mandela, spent many years in this prison for their beliefs. Take the ferry to this historic site, pass buildings and a high wall built by prisoners during the 1960s before meeting your guide, a former political prisoner from the Island, fully conversant and knowledgeable about the Island's multilayered 500 year old history. Your route, aboard a bus, includes the graveyard of people who died from leprosy, the Lime Quarry, Robert Sobukwe's house, the Bluestone quarry, the army and navy bunkers and the Maximum Security Prison where thousands of South Africa's freedom fighters were incarcerated for years culminating with a viewing of Nelson Mandela's cell. The round trip is approximately 3.5 hours long, including the two half-hour ferry rides, and is subject to weather conditions.
Adult Price: ZAR1300.0*
* The Optionals and pricing listed here are a guideline only and subject to change.


Day 3 - Cape Peninsula Tour
Circumnavigate the Cape Peninsula, from trendy Camps Bay to Cape Point and back. The crashing waves of the Atlantic to your right, the rocky 12 Apostles to your left, wind your way along one of the world's most magnificent coastal roads towards the outcrop that is Africa's most extreme southwestern tip. Say a quiet hello to the shy penguins of Boulders Beach, see the Cape of Good Hope and travel through charming coastal towns along the way.
Meal(s): 
Breakfast


Day 4 - Cape Winelands
Venture to the town of Franschhoek and see during your orientation why it is proclaimed as one of the most beautiful wine valleys in the world. Take the scenic Franschhoek Pass to the coastal town of Hermanus, pausing en route in the scenic Hemelen Aarde
(Heaven and Earth) Valley to visit Bouchard Finlayson winery and savour some of the estate’s best wines. Meet local business owner Stefan, who will treat you to a delicious traditional braai (barbecue) featuring delicacies such as boerewors, pap and melktert. Over a glass of his homemade wine he'll share stories of his life in South Africa's whale watching capital. Return to Cape Town via a scenic driving route, arriving in the late afternoon. Enjoy your evening at leisure.
Meal(s): (1) Breakfast (2) Lunch or Dinner


Day 5 - Cape Town
This morning you'll bid farewell to the 'Mother City' and fly to Hoedspruit (flight purchased separately, not included in the trip price) where a private game reserve near South Africa's great Kruger National Park beckons.
Meal(s): (1) Breakfast (2) Lunch (3) Dinner

Day 6 - Karongwe Private Reserve
Embark on an early morning game drive through Karongwe Private Reserve with a 'Local Specialist' game ranger and Shangaan tracker guide. The rising sun awakens the birds and insects that share your journey into the bush, as you scour the dense brush for signs of the Big 5. After lunch, and time for a siesta and a swim, return to the bush for an afternoon safari drive.
Meal(s): (1) Breakfast (2) Lunch (3) Dinner


Day 7 - Karongwe Private Reserve
Today enjoy another full day of game drives through Karongwe Private Reserve. Continue to scour the dense brush with your Tour Guide for incredible encounters with Africa's iconic wildlife. End the day with a traditional sundowner drink overlooking the Game Reserve, keeping your eyes peeled for signs of wildlife that emerge from their cover of darkness.
Meal(s): (1) Breakfast (2) Lunch (3) Dinner


Day 8 - Johannesburg; Shangaan Village Tour

As you visit  a local Shangaan village. Learn about the traditions and customs of the Shangaan people and how the Eco Academy there provides eco and wildlife education. The visit includes a simple meal of grilled chicken, pap, Shangaan style cabbage, and for the brave, the opportunity to try mopani worms! Fly to Johannesburg (flight purchased separately, not included in the trip price) and check into your hotel in the heart of Sandton that's well located for exploring the nearby restaurants and shopping during your free evening.
Meal(s):(1) Breakfast (2) Lunch

Day 9 - Johannesburg City Tour
Unlock the secrets of the 'city of gold' on a full day tour to view several iconic sites including the Regina Mundi Church and Mandela's house in Soweto. 'Dive Into Culture' during a visit to the Hector Pieterson Museum and the Apartheid Museum, which chronicles South Africa's tumultuous Apartheid years.
Meal(s): (1) Breakfast (2) Farewell Dinner


Day 10 - Depart Johannesburg
Our epic encounter with South Africa's iconic sites comes to an end today. Transfer to Johannesburg International Airport for your onward flight.
Meal(s): (1) Breakfast

Additional Details

Accommodation

Trip includes 4 or 5-star hotel accommodations; hotel details will be provided during pre-trip meetings.

Inclusions

  • 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 5 dinners

  • Hand-selected hotels, lodges and luxury safari camps

  • Itinerary Activities

  • Arrival and Departure Airport Transfer

  • Transportation (air-conditioned coach with reclining seats)

  • Restaurant gratuities

  • Free Time

  • Hotel tips, charges, and taxes

Exclusions

  • Night-life or other activities not included on itinerary

  • Flight

  • Optional Experiences

Roommates

Trip packages are offered in both single and double-occupancy. Although every effort is taken to secure two-bed rooms, on some occasions the double occupancy will feature a single bed and rollaway bed, murphy bed, or sleeper sofa. We advise only selecting the double-occupancy package to share a room with someone that you know; Dreamy Tropical Travel will not be held responsible or liable for any claims or issues arising out of shared rooming.

Payments

By submission of a complete registration form and deposit you will reserve your spot on the trip. Final payment for all remaining trip fees are due sixty (60) days before departure. If notice of cancellation is received before final payment is due, the deposit will be retained along with the Travel Protection payment. Trips are transferable to another individual by email request only and must be received by the final payment due date.

Any early return expenses will be your responsibility. Due to contractual obligations, there are no refunds for absence or early departure from a trip, including but not limited to missed hotels, transfers, meals or sightseeing cruises or optional extensions. Dreamy Tropical Travel strongly advises that you to purchase travel insurance which usually covers such circumstances (you must confirm this however by reviewing the insurance policy carefully).

If you require and reserve airport transfers and did not purchase your flights as a part of your trip package, you will need to provide your arrival and departure flight information to us between at least 65 days before flight departure. It is your responsibility to update us with any changes to your flight schedule to ensure that you receive your transfers. Failure to do so may result in missing these services and no refund shall be due for missed transfers resulting from missing or outdated flight information.

Although every good faith effort is made, there are circumstances which arise that are unplanned and outside of the control of our Tour Operator (Operator). The Operator will be responsible for supplying the services and accommodations described in the itinerary, except where they cannot be supplied or the itinerary is changed due to delays or other causes of whatever kind or nature beyond the Operator’s control. In such cases, the Operator will seek to supply comparable services, accommodations and itineraries and there shall be no refund in these circumstances. 

Additionally, by booking this trip you acknowledge that you are voluntarily participating, knowing there are risks. You agree to accept any and all risks based on your decision to participate in such activities.

Airfare

Airfare is not included; it is your responsibility to plan and secure your flight.