South Africa Touring + Okavango Delta Safari

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Why You Should Go

We consider Cape Town to be the most picturesque city in all of Africa, due to its ability to combine astonishing physical beauty and an eclectic 21st century urban lifestyle. Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain is a dramatic backdrop for this ethnically diverse city. In addition to being one of the globe’s great “foodie” cities, Cape Town provides an interesting mix of Victorian, Georgian, and Cape Dutch architecture. Many scenic hiking and wildlife opportunities include: Table Mountain, Lion’s Head Peak (our favorite trail at 2,19 ft.), and the penguins at Boulder Beach! Providing a wildlife contrast to the city of Cape Town is the UNESCO-designated Okavango Delta/Botswana, among the most important wildlife areas in Africa; including the “Big Five” (lions, elephants, cape buffalo, rhinos, and leopards), and outstanding birdwatching.

Best Travel Time: Spring Summer

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Franschhoek Winelands

Sample Itinerary

13 Days

Each private luxury tour is custom to the wishes of each client. This itinerary is a sample. Our Sister Company, TRAVNET, may provide assistance with mileage points conversion. Do not hesitate to call Randy to create your custom tour.

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Day 1

Fly Cape Town
Through our sister company, premium air provider TRAVNET, we may assist with your international airfare, as well as with mileage points conversion.

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Twelve Apostles Mountain, Cape Town
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Day 2

Arrive Cape Town
Upon arrival at Incheon International Airport and clearing through customs/immigration/baggage, you will be welcomed to Cape Town by our local representative and be subsequently driven to Cape Grace Hotel.

Meals:
Accommodations: Cape Grace Hotel

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Cape Town, South Africa
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Day 3

Full Day Peninsula Private Tour
After breakfast at Cape Grace you will be picked up by your local guide and drive for a full day tour of Cape Point, located on the south-western tip of the African continent. Notwithstanding our many world travels, we feel Cape Point offers some of the most spectacular ocean/mountain sceneries in the world. Traveling through the Cape of Good Hope Reserve you may see zebras, elands, bontenoks, and jackass penguins. As you travel back to Cape Town via Simon’s Town, you may opt to stop at the National Botanic Garden, recently voted on of the top ten gardens in the world (by curators of Kew Gardens in London!).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodations: Cape Grace Hotel

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Cape of Good Hope
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Day 4

Full Day Winelands Area Private Tour
You will have full day discretionary use of your local guide and driver to explore the winelands. Among our favorite stops are Vergelegen Estate and its historic manor house, the picturesque historic town of Stellenbosch, and Aura Estates, home of hand-crafted, award-winning Forest Hill cheeses.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodations: Cape Grace Hotel

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Franschhoek Winelands
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Day 5

Great White Shark Cage Diving
You day will lead you to Dyer Island searching for bottlenose dolphins in the lagoon of Uilenkraalsmond. You will then head to the shark cage diving operation where you have the option to see Great White Sharks! After your cage diving experience, you will journey through the Gansbaii channel to view a staggering population of Cape fur seals.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Cape Grace Hotel

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Great white shark off the coast of Dyer Island
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Day 6

Fly Cape Town/Maun
Upon arrival in Maun, Botswana, you will be assisted by a Vumbura Camp representative to your onward light aircraft flight from Maun to Vumbura Plains Camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Vumbura Plains Camp

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Resting Cheetah in Vumbura
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Day 7-8

Morning & Afternoon Game Drives
Vumbura Plains Camp offers safari experiences by land, water, and air to explore this dynamic landscape.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Vumbura Plains Camp

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Vumbura Camp at Night
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Day 9

Fly Vumbura Plains Camp/Chief’s Camp (via light aircraft)
You will be transferred by light aircraft to Chief’s Camp.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations: Chief’s Camp

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Okavango Delta Excursion
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Day 10-12

Morning & Afternoon Game Drives
Expert guides will share their extensive wildlife knowledge while providing you with the awe-inspiring opportunity to view roaming lions, antelope, zebras, buffalo, and wild dogs. You will even get to enjoy a scenic helicopter ride over the Moremi Game Reserve.

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Lions on a Chief's Camp Excursion
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Day 13

Fly Maun/Johannesburg/Home

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Cape Point

Hotels

This 120-room luxury property has been our favorite hotel in Cape Town for quite some time, with much positive client feed-back. Cape Grace is located on a private yacht basin on the city’s Victoria/Alfred water front. The rooms here are particularly large, with each room decorated with Cape Dutch antiques and man-made fabrics. We particularly enjoyed the library with its warm, open fireplace. Nice 45 foot outdoor pool and a very lovely spa (with panoramic views!)

Cape Grace Hotel

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This 120-room luxury property has been our favorite hotel in Cape Town for quite some time, with much positive client feed-back. Cape Grace is located on a private yacht basin on the city’s Victoria/Alfred water front. The rooms here are particularly large, with each room decorated with Cape Dutch antiques and man-made fabrics. We particularly enjoyed the library with its warm, open fireplace. Nice 45 foot outdoor pool and a very lovely spa (with panoramic views!)

The Vumbura area comprises two separate satellite camps, Vumbura Plains and Little Vumbura, with Vumbura Plains being our preference. Each of Vumbura’s spacious “rooms” is raised off the ground, with indoor and outdoor showers and en-suite bathrooms. Other features include a private, small plunge pool and “sala” (a place to watch the passing of wildlife of the Okavango). Don’t be surprised to see elephants walking behind the tents and feeding on the trees. Each camp has its own raised lounge, dining bar and area with truly amazing views of the Okavango Delta. Wildlife here is plentiful, including impala, hippos, zebras, wildebeest, and crocodiles (+ amazing bird watching!) Similar to other safari lodges, Vumbura includes morning, afternoon, and night game drives, using 4×4 Land Rovers. If truly adventuresome, you may also request a nature walk (accompanied by an armed guide.) Being a “wet camp” gives you ample opportunity to explore the delta via the fun mokoro (dug-out canoes).

Please note that Vumbura Camp offers night game drives unlike Chief’s Camp. Vumbura’s unique status as a private concession in partnership with the surrounding rural community (whose management was given by the Botswana government) allows for such a unique experience.

Vumbura Plains Camp (RL)

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The Vumbura area comprises two separate satellite camps, Vumbura Plains and Little Vumbura, with Vumbura Plains being our preference. Each of Vumbura’s spacious “rooms” is raised off the ground, with indoor and outdoor showers and en-suite bathrooms. Other features include a private, small plunge pool and “sala” (a place to watch the passing of wildlife of the Okavango). Don’t be surprised to see elephants walking behind the tents and feeding on the trees. Each camp has its own raised lounge, dining bar and area with truly amazing views of the Okavango Delta. Wildlife here is plentiful, including impala, hippos, zebras, wildebeest, and crocodiles (+ amazing bird watching!) Similar to other safari lodges, Vumbura includes morning, afternoon, and night game drives, using 4×4 Land Rovers. If truly adventuresome, you may also request a nature walk (accompanied by an armed guide.) Being a “wet camp” gives you ample opportunity to explore the delta via the fun mokoro (dug-out canoes).

Please note that Vumbura Camp offers night game drives unlike Chief’s Camp. Vumbura’s unique status as a private concession in partnership with the surrounding rural community (whose management was given by the Botswana government) allows for such a unique experience.

Chief’s camp is yet another example of the many luxury safari camps to choose from in the predator-rich Okavango Delta. Set in the Moremi Game Reserve, Chief’s Camp is made up of 10 1,500 sq. ft. luxury bush pavilions and one suite, all with private decks with plunge pools, as well as indoor and outdoor showers. We particularly like the pavilion’s polished teakwood floors, insect-proof netted windows and colorful batik fabrics. Other amenities include a new spa treatment room, a small pool, and picturesque dining area/observation deck. Based on the Chief’s location overlooking a large lagoon on the northwest tip of Chief’s Island, many mokoro (canoe/boat) game excursions are a continuing fun activity in the summer (!)

Notwithstanding the Chief’s extensive renovation and reopening June 1st, one thing has not changed: Chief’s extraordinary location and game-rich Moremi Island. The game-viewing here includes all of the “Big 5” (African lions, elephants, Cape buffalo, and rhino) hence, our choice as a prime family safari site. Chief’s renovation includes 10 luxury bush pavilions (in effect like small cottages), all with private terrace plunge pools, 462 sq. ft. You should also very much enjoy the pizza lunches from camp’s new pizza oven (!).

Chief’s Camp

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Chief’s camp is yet another example of the many luxury safari camps to choose from in the predator-rich Okavango Delta. Set in the Moremi Game Reserve, Chief’s Camp is made up of 10 1,500 sq. ft. luxury bush pavilions and one suite, all with private decks with plunge pools, as well as indoor and outdoor showers. We particularly like the pavilion’s polished teakwood floors, insect-proof netted windows and colorful batik fabrics. Other amenities include a new spa treatment room, a small pool, and picturesque dining area/observation deck. Based on the Chief’s location overlooking a large lagoon on the northwest tip of Chief’s Island, many mokoro (canoe/boat) game excursions are a continuing fun activity in the summer (!)

Notwithstanding the Chief’s extensive renovation and reopening June 1st, one thing has not changed: Chief’s extraordinary location and game-rich Moremi Island. The game-viewing here includes all of the “Big 5” (African lions, elephants, Cape buffalo, and rhino) hence, our choice as a prime family safari site. Chief’s renovation includes 10 luxury bush pavilions (in effect like small cottages), all with private terrace plunge pools, 462 sq. ft. You should also very much enjoy the pizza lunches from camp’s new pizza oven (!).

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Location

Overview

Botswana
Temperature
Highs: Low 90’s
Lows: Mid 60’s
Area
581,730 SQ KM
224,607 SQ MILES
Capital
Gaborone
Population
2 Million
Language
English/Setswana
Currency
Pula
South Africa
Temperature
Highs: Low 80’s
Lows: Low 60’s
Area
1.22 Million SQ KM
470,693 SQ MILES
Capital
Johannesburg
Population
50.7 Million
Language
English/Afrikaans/Sesotho/Setswana
Currency
Rand

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