06. The Worlds Greatest Romantic Adventure
Tour Length: 11 days
Adventure - Wildlife & Romance
Welcome to Cape Town...the most romantic city in the world? From her iconic Table Mountain framed against the blue sky to her colorful bustling harbor, Cape Town warmly embraces all who visit her shoreline. Enjoy guided sightseeing of this delightful city by day, and return, in the evening, to your luxurious Waterfront Hotel.
Next up: wing to one of South Africa's greatest wildlife refuges: Makalali Private Game Reserve. Perfect for nature lovers and photographers, the itinerary features superb gameviewing on a private reserve for 5 days and 4 nights. Makalali boasts all the 'Big Five' - lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo, and guests will experience daily game drives in open landrovers, conducted by professional rangers and trackers. The high energy of the day melts away as twilight settles over the bush and our special guests will enjoy a romantic dinner-for-two. Served in your own private outdoor Sala, camp staff will discreetly conjure up a delicious candle-lit feast under the starry canopy of the African night sky.
Day 1. Depart USA or Canada.
Relax on an overnight flight to South Africa.
Day 2. Cape Town. (4 nights)
On arrival at Cape Town Airport you will be met by a Great Safaris Guide who will assist you to the vehicle for the private transfer to your elegant waterfront hotel.
One of the world's most picturesque tourist destinations and most beautiful cities in the world. Cape Town is situated amidst majestic mountains and is surrounded by pristine white beaches. Often called the 'cosmopolitan hub of Africa', it is home to a rich cultural and historical heritage, vibrant restaurants and nightlife and a multitude of activities - from extreme sports to leisurely scenic cruises and world-class shopping.
Day 3. Cape Town - Half day City Tour.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before departing on a fun and informative Cape Town city tour.
Highlights of this half day tour include: Malay Quarter tour, city centre and Company Gardens, the Castle of Good Hope; photographic opportunities of Table Mountain and the Cape Town Diamond Works. An optional opportunity to visit Table Mountain on the cableway, where the varying flora and fauna will be explained.
Afternoon Sunset Cruise
Embark on a romantic Sunset Cruise affording the opportunity of magnificent views of Table Mountain, and Atlantic seaboard (weather permitting).
Cape Town has one of the best locations to see the Sunset from the Sea. Fabulous Table Mountain and city views while the sun dips into the sea at sunset. Served a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. The Sail boats follow the wind for this cruise. Typically they motor out of the Harbour and sail across the bay towards Milnerton lighthouse, then return to the protection of Granger Bay in the lee of the mountain to watch the sun set.
Day 4 . Cape Town - Full day Cape Point Tour.
After breakfast, meet your guide for a full day Cape Point tour. Travel via the 12 Apostles, Hout Bay and Chapmans Peak - (one of the region's most dramatic mountain drives offering amazing panoramic views over the city and environs).
Continue to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, established in 1939 to protect the peninsula's indigenous flora and fauna. The reserve comes to an end at majestic Cape Point. Situated at the junction of two of earth's most contrasting water masses - the cold Benguela current on the West Coast and the warm Agulhas current on the East Coast, the Cape of Good Hope is popularly perceived as the meeting point of the Atlantic and the Indian Oceans. You will take the funicular to the vantage point from where you will be able to witness the "meeting of the two oceans".
Thereafter travel through the historic naval base of Simon's Town where you will be able to visit a colony of African Jackass Penguins in their natural environment at Boulders Beach.
Day 5 . Full Day Winelands & Cheetah Outreach.
Visit Fairview Estate, Paarl, a true wine & cheese making experience, then onto Stellenbosch, founded in 1679 the oldest town in South Africa for a personal encounter with a Cheetah. Followed by a visit & wine tastings at Waterford Wine Estate.
Day 6. Cape Town - Makalali Private Game Reserve. (4 nights)
After breakfast enjoyed at the hotel, transfer to Cape Town International Airport to check in for your onward flight to Johannesburg. Connect to Hoedspruit and transfer to the Makalali Private Game Lodge.
This afternoon depart on your first game drive in an open 4x4 safari vehicle. Enjoy sundowners in the bush, as you witness the multi-hued African sunset. Afterwards return to the lodge where a delicious dinner is enjoyed along with the camaraderie of fellow safari-goers.
Day 7-9. Makalali Private Game Lodge.
Early morning and late afternoon game drives are augmented by exciting walking safaris. Escorted by a professional guide, you venture out into the bush, on foot, to find the smaller denizens of nature. You may also learn how to identify spoor and track the wily predators! During your stay at Makalali, there will also be the opportunity for night drives and star gazing.
Day 10. Makalali - Johannesburg - Departure.
A final game drive followed by breakfast before being transferred to Hoedspruit Airport for your flight to Johannesburg .
Upon arrival at OR Tambo International Airport, connect for your outward flight and bid "farewell" to Africa
Day 11. Arrive USA or Canada.
With fond memories - and photos - to last a lifetime!
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