SOUTH AFRICA & SAFARI EXPERIENCE 2019

Cape Town, South Africa

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Diana Hayes
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Oct 8 - 17, 2019
Group size: 1 - 25
SOUTH AFRICA & SAFARI EXPERIENCE 2019
Cape Town, South Africa

Diana Hayes
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$4799
Deposit: $500
Oct 8 - 17, 2019
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip

 Join Promoters United for a 2019 South Africa & Safari Adventure with a Victoria Falls and/or Johannesburg optional extension. The option is yours.
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 10 DAYS INCLUDES:
*Economy international flights: New York (JFK)/Johannesburg/New York (JFK)
*South Africa domestic flights:
Johannesburg/Cape Town/Hoedspruit/Johannesburg
*All services and transfers as specified
*Transportation in luxury air-conditioned vehicles
*Accommodation as specified
*Meals as specified
*Sight-seeing as per itinerary led by English speaking guide
*Entrance fees for sightseeing as indicated
*Game viewing as arranged by Kapama
*Services of Rangers/Trackers
*Travel Representative Meet and Greet upon arrival

EXCLUDES:
*Items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephone calls, etc
*All other services not mentioned
*Gratuities/tips for game rangers, tour guides and drivers
*Costs of obtaining passports and/or visas
*Trip Cancellation, Interruption and/or Medical Insurance (Highly Suggested)

PLEASE NOTE:
Visas: United States of America and Canadian passport holders do not require a visa for South Africa for a visit of less than 90 days

Passports: Please ensure that you are in possession of a valid passport with at least TWO BLANK PAGES marked “VISA” and that this is valid for at least 6 months after your intended return date from South Africa. If you are visiting other countries, please establish entry requirements and have additional blank visa pages for those countries as well.

Malaria: We strongly advise you to take precautions against malaria prior to the commencement of your holiday if you are visiting an area where malaria is found – this included the Greater Kruger National Park area incorporating the Sabi Sands, Thornybush, Timbavati and other private game reserves. Please contact your physician or travel clinic for advice as to which prophylactic is recommended.

Luggage: Most scheduled regional & domestic flights within Southern Africa carry a luggage restriction of 20kg/44lb per person (including photographic equipment and carry-on luggage).

Johannesburg Airport Luggage Storage: Storage is located on basement level 1.
From International Arrivals head towards the Exit, take escalators down one level, and Luggage Storage is on your left. Rate is ZAR 90.00 per bag per day, subject to change; payment is CASH ONLY (no credit card facilities)

 

Optional Add On Tours

 VICTORIA FALLS (OPTIONAL EXTENSION)
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After your 10 day Cape Town Vacation you can extend it with a Victoria Falls Experience.

Day 9 Hoedspruit/Johannesburg

After an early morning game drive and breakfast, you will be transferred to Hoedspruit Airport for your flight to Johannesburg.

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

The renowned Michelangelo Hotel is a 5-star hotel located on Sandton's Nelson Mandela Square in Johannesburg, with easy access to Africa’s finest shops, restaurants, cinemas and theatres. The Michelangelo is a proud member of the ‘Leading Hotels of the World’. The hotel is built in Renaissance style and offers luxurious accommodation in large and comfortable rooms.

All rooms have hairdryers, radio, color TV, pay movie channel, 24-hour CNN and CNBC, Internet, complimentary tea and coffee, mini bar and electric safes.

Accommodation: Michelangelo Hotel - Superior Room (B)

Day 10 Johannesburg/ Victoria Falls

After breakfast this morning you will be transferred from your hotel to Johannesburg airport. Upon arrival in Johannesburg you will connect to your flight to Victoria Falls.

Please Note: There is a SINGLE ENTRY VISA charge to enter ZIMBABWE of USD$30 cash per person for US passport holders. (Visa fees are subject to change without notice.)

Upon arrival in Victoria Falls you will be transferred to your hotel.
The Victoria Falls Hotel is the oldest hotel in Zimbabwe, built in 1904 when the planned Cape to Cairo railway reached the Victoria Falls. Set in the Victoria Falls National Park with a private path to the Victoria Falls, the hotel has an atmosphere steeped in history, combining the charm of the old with the comfort and convenience of today. With its old world charm, guests are assured of a memorable stay in what is undoubtedly one of the few remaining hotels of its kind in the world.

The guest rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, satellite television, mini-bars in suites, complimentary early morning tea/coffee, telephone, safe, 24-hour room service, bathrobes, hairdryer and umbrellas. Hotel facilities include a restaurant, swimming pool, a private path to the falls, laundry service, disabled accommodation, care hire and touring desks, baby sitting services, hair salon, beauty therapist, doctor on call, library, foreign exchange facilities, telex, E-lounge, and curio shop. Set in acres of lush lawns and exotic flora; enjoy a wonderful view of the Falls and acres of gardens as you sit on the porch.
The hotel is only a few minutes’ walk from the center of Victoria Falls Town and a ten-minute walk along the hotel’s private path from the actual Falls.

Accommodation: Victoria Falls Hotel (B, D)

Day 11 Victoria Falls

After breakfast you will be taken on a guided tour of Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

This walking safari takes you through the magnificent rain forest where you are able to view the Cataracts, Livingstone's statue and a wide variety of birds and plants. David Livingstone, a Scottish explorer, visited the falls in 1855 and renamed them after Queen Victoria, though they were known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya – “the Smoke that Thunders”. Livingstone was so touched by what he saw that he wrote: “Scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight”.

Complete the day with a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. Enjoy a spectacular African sunset as you sip a cocktail and look out for hippos and crocodiles and admire the wonderful bird-life.

Accommodation: Victoria Falls Hotel (B, D)

Day 12 Victoria Falls/Johannesburg/Depart

After breakfast you'll be transferred by road to Victoria Falls Airport for your flight back to Johannesburg. (B)

Upon arrival in Johannesburg you will connect for your ongoing flight back to the USA on South African Airways.

Day 13 Arrive Home

Arrive home with a lifetime of memories!

RATES
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$2,015pp (Double Occupancy)
$2,705 (Single Occupancy)
MONTHLY Payment Plan: due by the 15th of each month after deposit.
FINAL PAYMENT: Due by May 10, 2019
Minimum of 2 guests to make this happen.

INCLUDES:
Regional flights: Johannesburg/Victoria Falls round trip
- All services as specified
- Meals as specified
- Game drives as specified in itinerary
- Accommodation in standard rooms
- Transportation in luxury air-conditioned vehicles
- Sight-seeing as per itinerary led by qualified English speaking guide
- Entrance fees for sightseeing as indicated
- Travel representative Meet and Greet upon arrival

Please Note:

United States of America passport holders require a visa for Zimbabwe which is only obtainable at the port of entry.

We strongly advise you to take precautions against malaria prior to the commencement of your holiday. Please contact your physician or travel clinic for advice as to which prophylactic is recommended.

All Non-South African passport holders are required to have at least THREE, entirely blank (unstamped) visa pages (i.e. one side of such a page not front and back thereof) in their passport, each time entry is sought into South Africa. These pages are in addition to the endorsement/amendment pages at the back of the passport. South African government regulations prohibit airlines from boarding passengers without the required blank visa pages.

Passports must be valid for a minimum of 6 months after intended date of departure.

ZIMBABWE: For United States of America passport holders payment of Single Entry Visas (US$30), Double Entry Visas (US$45) and Multiple Entry Visas (US$55) and the Airport Departure Tax (US$25) US dollars cash is required. We recommend the exact amount, as officials are not always in a position to give change.

ZIMBABWE: Effective 01-Jan-2007 it is best to travel with small denominations of US Dollars for extras, or any purchases. Hotels only accept payment in foreign currency. No change will be given in foreign currency, but in Zimbabwe dollars. As a result of fluctuating exchange rates, we recommend that guests do not use their credit cards for purchases within Zimbabwe. We suggest that travelers checks in Dollars or US cash is utilized. Hotels will also only accept US$ notes printed after 2001.

JOHANNESBURG (OPTIONAL EXTENSION)
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 After your 10 day Cape Town Vacation you can extend it with a Johannesburg Experience.

Day 9 Hoedspruit/Johannesburg

After an early morning game drive and breakfast, you will be transferred to Hoedspruit Airport for your flight to Johannesburg.

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

The renowned Michelangelo Hotel is a 5-star hotel located on Sandton's Nelson Mandela Square in Johannesburg, with easy access to Africa’s finest shops, restaurants, cinemas and theatres. The Michelangelo is a proud member of the ‘Leading Hotels of the World’. The hotel is built in Renaissance style and offers luxurious accommodation in large and comfortable rooms.

All rooms have hairdryers, radio, color TV, pay movie channel, 24-hour CNN and CNBC, Internet, complimentary tea and coffee, mini bar and electric safes.

Accommodation: Michelangelo Hotel - Superior Room (B)

Day 10 Johannesburg

Today you will be picked up for you full day Soweto and Apartheid Museum tour with lunch at Sakhumzi.

You know the name. It’s a legend. SOWETO, acronym for South Western Township, is home to over 2 million people, who, despite living in crowded and chaotic conditions, have a tangible sense of community, one which ironically, the ordered, walled, elitist northern suburbs lack.

Inside Soweto, you will visit the Hector Pieterson Museum, and discover the cause of the tragic riots which led to his death; drive past Mandela House, and give you time to visit this fascinating little museum (own account).

Your journey continues to Regina Mundi Church, site of many secret underground meetings of the then banned political parties. Finally you are taken past the largest stadium in Africa, Soccer City, host of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final - this magnificent stadium is now nicknamed ‘The Calabash’ for its resemblance to the African Pot.

Soweto is unlike a suburb you’ve ever seen or been to, yet the history of struggle encapsulated here is a cornerstone of the South African story.

There will be a stop for lunch at Sakhumzi Restaurant in Johannesburg.

Sakhumzi is a casual and comfortable restaurant situated in one of the most culturally rich areas.

It proves to be a great place to eat at after sightseeing, because this street is home to the house of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Nelson Mandela museum and the Hector Peterson Memorial! Generally full of locals, Sakhumzi serves good old Soweten cuisine all day. Try some Soweten Mogodu, or the specialty buffet (with meat stews, steamed bread and salads). Pick up a drink from the full bar, head to their courtyard and mingle with the crowd.

After lunch you will visit the legendary Apartheid Museum. This is an interactive voyage of discovery, one which takes you from the dark days of, whites only, privilege, through to Nelson Mandela's historic release. This tour includes a pickup from your Johannesburg hotel in your private vehicle with a driver/guide. You will then be taken to the Apartheid Museum accompanied by your guide. The Apartheid Museum is a multimedia experience, with documentary film snippets, texts, sound clips and live accounts, recapturing life in the dark days of South Africa.

It's a fascinating tour, filled with tales of bravery and sadness, but ultimately, it's a story with the right ending. You will then be dropped off at your Johannesburg hotel.
After a full and busy day you will return to your hotel for an evening of leisure.

Accommodation: Michelangelo Hotel - Superior Room (B, L)

Day 11 Johannesburg/Depart

After breakfast this morning, you will be transferred to Johannesburg Airport for your scheduled international South African Airways flight back to the USA.

DEPART JOHANNESBURG
The flying time from Johannesburg to New York is approximately 16 hours, non-stop.
Dinner and breakfast are served and snacks and drinks are available throughout the flight, all on a complimentary basis.

Day 12 Arrive Home

Return home with a lifetime of memories!

RATES
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$805 (Double Occupancy)
$1,050 (Single Occupancy)
MONTHLY Payment Plan: due by the 15th of each month after deposit.
FINAL PAYMENT: Due by May 10, 2019
Minimum of 2 guests to make this happen.

INCLUDES:
All services and transfers as specified
Transportation in luxury air-conditioned vehicles
Accommodation as specified
Meals as specified
Travel Representative Meet and Greet upon arrival

EXCLUDES:
Items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephone calls, etc
All other services not mentioned
Gratuities/tips for game rangers, tour guides and drivers
Costs of obtaining passports and/or visas
Trip Cancellation, Interruption and/or Medical Insurance

PLEASE NOTE:

Visas: United States of America and Canadian passport holders do not require a visa for South Africa for a visit of less than 90 days

Passports: Please ensure that you are in possession of a valid passport with at least TWO BLANK PAGES marked “VISA” and that this is valid for at least 6 months after your intended return date from South Africa. If you are visiting other countries, please establish entry requirements and have additional blank visa pages for those countries as well.
 

What’s included

  • International Flight
    Economy International Flight on South African Airlines
  • SA Domestic Flight
    Domestic Flight- Johannesburg/Cape Town/Hoedspruit/Johannesburg
  • Transfers
    *All services and transfers as specified
  • Accommodation
    *Accommodation as specified
  • Some Meals
    *Meals as specified
  • Tours
    *Sight-seeing as per itinerary led by English speaking guide
  • Safari
    *Game viewing as arranged by Kapama
  • Meet & Greet
    *Travel Representative Meet and Greet upon arrival
  • Diva Getaways Souvenir
  • Personal Items
    *Items of a personal nature such as drinks, laundry, telephone calls, etc
  • Gratuities/Tips
    *Gratuities/tips for game rangers, tour guides and drivers
  • Passport/Visa Cost
    *Costs of obtaining passports and/or visas
  • Travel Insurance
    *Trip Cancellation, Interruption and/or Medical Insurance (Highly Suggested)

Available Packages

Double Occupancy
5 left
$4799
Deposit: $500
Single Occupancy
4 left
$5620
Deposit: $500

Available options

VICTORIA FALLS (OPTIONAL EXTENSION) DBL
$2015
VICTORIA FALLS (OPTIONAL EXTENSION) SGL
$2705
JOHANNESBURG (OPTIONAL EXTENSION) Double
$805
JOHANNESBURG (OPTIONAL EXTENSION) Single
$1050
Travel Protection (Price Varies)
$0
$4799
Deposit: $500

Double Occupancy
Past Trip

Itinerary

Day 1 - Oct 8
Depart USA

 From the moment you board your South African Airways flight you feel the warm and welcoming African hospitality in every detail of the world class service you are about to experience.

DEPART NEW YORK (JFK)
Flying time from New York to Johannesburg is approximately 15 hours, non-stop.
Meals are served and snacks and drinks are available throughout the flight. All served meals, drinks and snacks and the in-flight entertainment system are offered on a complimentary basis.
 

Your Organizer


DH
Diana Hayes
8 reviews
I'm Diana aka The Diva, owner/manager of Diva Getaways, I've been in the travel business for 17 yrs. I specialize in group travel, cruises and now, exotic/luxury destinations. I've cruised most of the Caribbean. My favorite destinations is Jamaica but now that I've visited Dubai 5x, I can now add that to my list of favorite destinations also. I believe in providing the best value and service to my clients when it come to planning their vacation.

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All I can say I’ve already booked two trips since the Aruba cruise trip I’m so excited and really enjoyed my self. If you join us I promise you unless your just a “kill joy” fun will be had. Mention my name if you sign up tell them your trusting Missy’s comments. 😊 let’s celebrate meet each other greeting each other.
DT
Good trip. Just what the Doctor ordered.
VD
I HAD A WONDERFUL TIME! MET NEW PEOPLE, PARTIED WITH OLD PEOPLE. THIS EXPERIENCE FOR ME, BY FAR, WAS ONE OF THE MOST UNFORGETTABLE!!! LOOKING FORWARD TO NEXT YEAR!!
SE
This was a fantastic trip. Well planned, the activities, the comedians, the themes all were wonderful. I got updates before the cruise and what to expect in the cruise. Thank you again Ms. Diane!!!!
DB
Omg awesome time as usual ! My family is already planning a trip for next year.. nothing but the best Ludd Sams family loved it
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