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Friday, March 18, 2022
13 days / 10 nights
Please note that this tour will be escorted by a French-speaking guide.
Do not miss this exceptional destination, well known for the great vintages produced on its fertile lands. Tastings are on the program of this tasty journey. From Cape Town, take the boat to the Cape of Good Hope, the Antarctic outpost. A domestic flight will take you to reserves for safaris where you will observe rhinos, zebras, giraffes and leopards. Take a detour through the small landlocked kingdom of Swaziland; fascinating encounters await you!
What are the strengths of our circuit?
Several safaris in search of the "big five"
The guide is not yet known.
Hotels (They are subject to change):
Legend: B: Breakfast / L: Lunch / D: Dinner
International flights to Cape Town in economy class.
Arrival at the airport, welcome then transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel. Diner in basket form.
Breakfast. Visit of the city of Cape Town, nicknamed the Mother City. During the visit, discover: The Parliament, seat of government, Tuynhuys, the residence of the presidents; St Georges Cathedral, the Castle of Good Hope, and the Town Hall. Lunch on your own in the Malay quarter. Then, visit the Malaysian quarter which is distinguished by its mosques and houses with original architecture mixing Georgian, Dutch and Oriental styles. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Optional: Visit to the Mountain Table (depending on weather conditions). To be paid and reserved on site.
Breakfast. Boat trip to Seal Island. Continuation to Simons Town and discovery of the penguin colony installed on the beach. Fish lunch. Stop in Cape Town, extreme southern tip of the Peninsula. Discover the moose of the cape, springbok, bontebok, impala, ostriches and wild flowers that shape this unique landscape. Dinner at a local restaurant on the Waterfront. Night at the hotel.
Breakfast. Road to Franschhoek, the “French corner”. Visit of the region (not visit the Huguenots museum) and first wine tasting. Stop in front of the statue of Mandela at Groot Drakenstein prison. Continuation to Stellenbosch. Second wine tasting in a vineyard then visit of the cellars. Free time in Stellenbosch. Free lunch. Around 3:00 pm, transfer to the airport and flight to Durban. Arrival and Indian supper. Overnight at the hotel. Night at the hotel.
Breakfast. From 09:00 am, orientation tour of Durban. Around 11:00 am departure towards the Saint Lucia estuary. Lunch on the way. In the late afternoon, boat cruise to observe hippos and crocodiles. Departure for the Maputaland region, a large sugar cane region, whose lands are under the supervision of "King Zulu". Late check-in at the lodge. Dinner and accommodation.
Departure for a 4X4 safari in the Zulu Nyala reserve. Return to the lodge and breakfast. Road to Swaziland, a small independent kingdom located in the heart of South Africa. Crossing the border between South Africa and Swaziland. Lunch in a local restaurant then check in at the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast. You will drive to the Hlane Royal Reserve, the largest in the kingdom and home to many species including the lion, elephant and white rhino. 1h30 safari, in a 4 X 4 vehicle, in search of its residents. Dinner in the heart of the reserve. Continue north towards South Africa and the small town of White River. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Depart early in the morning to Kruger National Park, one of Africa's largest wildlife reserves. Breakfast in the form of a basket. You will discover, thanks to a 4x4 safari (half day), the riches of the park. Then have lunch in one of the rest camps, exit the Park and return to the hotel.
Breakfast. Departure for the magnificent Drakensberg region. You will cross the roads through tormented landscapes. Stop to admire the Window of God, the Blyde River canyon and the 3 "Rondavels". Lunch on the way. Continuation to Pilgrim’s Rest, 19th century town-museum. Dinner at the "Digger's Den" restaurant where cuisine from the pioneer days will be served.
Breakfast. Departure to the Kwandebele region, where the “Ndebele” people live, known for their brightly colored houses. You will follow the “Steenkampberg” mountain range where the highest peak of Mpumalanga is located. Lunch at the farm. You will discover the beautiful houses and the art of the Ndebeles. Departure to Pretoria for an orientation tour of the administrative capital. Discovery of the Church Square, the Union Building, seat of government and its magnificent gardens, then the Voortrekker Monument. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast. Visit of Soweto, a district of 4 million inhabitants southwest of Johannesburg. Farewell lunch in a Shebeen, you will taste traditional South African dishes served buffet style. Visit of Mandela's house where he lived before his arrest. Transfer to the airport and return flight to Montreal.
Arrival at Montreal Airport.
Please note that the flight schedule is subject to change without notice.
For full details on baggage allowance and applicable fees, please visit the airline's website.