Mzansi in Style – 60+ Seniors

Dates

08 Sept – 19 Sept 2018

The dates for this trip are Sat 09 Sept – Wed 19 Sept 2018

Duration

7 Days

This trip is 7 days and 8 nights long.

Trip Type

Sight-Seeing

This trip is focused on seeing and doing amazing things

Capacity

16 People

This tour has a capacity of 16 adults.

Cost

$2,350

Each slot costs $2,350 per person for singles, and $1,995 per person for couples.

Stand on Table Mountain and see the clouds rolling in from the Atlantic, taste the fresh air in the Knysna woods along the Garden Route, watch as an elephant cow embraces her calf in Addo and taste the sunshine in a glass of red wine. They say variety is the spice of life. On this tour you will visit a wide variety of significant tourist destinations in South Africa!

Welcome to our Mzansi in Style Tour for the 60+ Age Group.

Mzansi, means, south or in popular language, South Africa. This tour was designed with a
slower pace, more flexibility and comfort, in mind. Your journey starts in Cape Town. Explore the infamous Route 62, the iconic Garden Route and the Addo Elephant Park on this trip of a lifetime.

Enjoy gourmet delights, wildlife sightings, historic landmarks and more!

DAY 1 – SAT 9 JUN

Fly into Cape Town

Welcome to South Africa!

A friendly Embrace SA Tours staff member will meet you at Cape Town International Airport. Arguably one of the most well-known mountains in Africa, Table Mountain, provides a magnificent backdrop to cosmopolitan Cape Town and now boasts the accolade of New 7 Wonders of Nature.

We will drop you off at your V&A Waterfront hotel and make sure you are happy with your room.

Today’s lunch is for your own account.

You are free for the rest of the day to explore Cape Town on your own. Here are some suggestions:

discover the history of the city, with the “Hop On & Hop Off buses”,

breath in the beauty and tranquillity of Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, one of Cape Town’s Big 7

go for a spa treatment at your hotel or local spas at the V&A Waterfront

take a 12-minute helicopter ride along the Twelve Apostle coastline

stay at your hotel and enjoy your own company

see what else the V&A Waterfront has to offer

This evening the whole group meet for the first time at a traditional African Restaurant, GOLD, with music and exciting cuisine, for our welcoming dinner.

Accommodation: Hotel V&A Waterfront

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DAY 2 – SUN 10 JUN

The breakfast at your hotel caters for a variety of tastes and flavours.

Our journey today will help you to grasp the beauty of the scenery in and around Cape Town.

We drive via the Twelve Apostle Mountains, Camps Bay, well-known for it’s beaches to Hout Bay and then continue on with Chapman’s Peak Drive to Simon’s Town. Chapman’s Peak Drive is well known as one of the most scenic drives in the world!

We visit Boulders, Simon’s Town for a few hours to see the penguins, have lunch and swim in (… or experience!) the waters of the Indian Ocean. The Boulders Penguin Colony forms part of the Table Mountain National Park.

Lunch at the Seaforth Restaurant, where you will enjoy the sea, boulders, beach and often some penguins (lunch included).

This afternoon we visit Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Cape Point is the most south-western point of Africa and many people claims that this is the place where the two oceans meet (Atlantic and Indian).

At the gates of Cape Point we explore the stalls of the vendors who sell African crafts and curios.

Tonight’s supper is for your own account. There are many exciting restaurants at the V&A Waterfront.

Accommodation: Hotel V&A Waterfront

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DAY 3 – MON JUN 11

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel.

Today’s journey takes us to places which remind everybody of the ongoing struggle for freedom of the people of South Africa.

After a short walk to the Nelson Mandela Pier at the V&A Waterfront, we embark on the ferry to Robben Island (45 minutes at sea), where an ex-political prisoner will be our tour guide.

On arrival back at the harbour we leave for the District 6 Museum where lunch will be served (included).

This afternoon Noor Ebrahim, one of the District 6 citizens, gives you a guided tour of the museum.

After the visit to the museum, we do a city tour of the former District 6 area, Bo-Kaap (Upper Cape) and Malay Quarters

Back at your hotel we invite you for a Traditional South African Braai (BBQ) Supper (included)

After supper: Meet with Mr Christo Brand the former warder of Pres Nelson Mandela on Robben Island for informal discussions.

Accommodation: Hotel V&A Waterfront

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Day 4 – TUES JUN 12

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel.

This morning we discover the beauty and interesting history of Cape Town as we go on a city sight-seeing tour.

We start with an Up Cycles bike ride or walk on the Sea Point Promenade. We visit the City Centre, Camps Bay, and Green Market Square.

The high light of the morning is a visit to Table Mountain. A cable car ride up Table Mountain is always spectacular. Table Mountain

We enjoy lunch on top of the mountain (included)

We visit the informal settlement, Khayelitsha, to give you the opportunity to see for yourself where the different people groups of South Africa stay and work.

The afternoon tour includes visits to Golden, the Flowerman, who makes flowers from tin cans, and several community development projects. Our guide is Monwabisi Maqogi, a long time friend of the owner of the company.

Supper on your own

Accommodation: Hotel V&A Waterfront

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DAY 5 – WED JUN 13

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel

Today we explore the area in and around Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, two of the well known SA Winelands towns

Did you ever walk with a cheetah? We visit the Cheetah Outreach Project, promoting the survival of the free ranging, Southern African cheetah through environmental education and delivering conservation initiatives (cheetah activities for your own account).

Next stop is Stellenbosch. Stellenbosch is South Africa’s wine and gourmet capital and the second oldest town. Here you will find some of the world’s top wines, delicious local food and breathtaking scenery

Lunch is at a wine farm in the Jonkershoek Valley in Stellenbosch (for your own account)

After lunch we take the scenic road over the Helshoogte pass to Franschhoek

Afternoon: Franschhoek

After a stimulating day we enjoy drinks on the verandah of our hotel, before we sit down for a traditional South African meal.

Supper included

Accommodation: Tulbagh Hotel

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DAY 6 – THURS JUN 14

Breakfast at your hotel

Today we explore the Valley of Abundance, Tulbagh

We start the day with a tractor ride! (Oude Kloof Tractor Ride at Oude Kloof Wine Estate). Oudekloof is the original pass through the mountains into the Tulbagh valley, first called Roodezandt after the sandstone cliffs on the northwestern face.

Then follows a guided historic walk of Main street of Tulbagh, where you can see many original buildings in the Cape Dutch style/architecture.

Lunch: Picnic under the trees at Saronsberg Wine Estate

Wine tasting at Saronsberg

Olive Farm visit Oakhurst Olive Farm

Supper (for your own account). There are many restaurants in Tulbagh

Accommodation: Tulbagh Hotel

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DAY 7 – FRI JUN 15

Breakfast at your hotel

Today our group says good bye to the Western Cape and fly to Johannesburg in the Gauteng Province

Drive from Tulbagh to CPT International Airport. We will stop for a while at the Afrikaanse Language Monument in historical Paarl

Lunch for your own account at the airport (Cape Town)

After lunch fly to O R Tambo Airport, Johannesburg

Drop off at your hotel at the Cradle of Humankind near Krugersdorp

Relax and Rest

Supper included

Accommodation: Maropeng Hotel

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Day 8 – SAT JUN 16

Breakfast at your hotel

Today we visit Freedom Park in Pretoria and also the Sterkfontein Caves and the Cradle of Humankind

Sterkfontein Caves and The Cradle of Humankind

Lunch at the Sterkfontein Caves (included)

Freedom Park in Pretoria

Supper (own account) at the Maropeng Hotel Restaurant.

Accommodation: Maropeng Hotel

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Day 9 – SUN JUN 17

Breakfast at your hotel

Soweto tour with our tour guide Queen Malefane. We will stop at Regina Mundi Church, the Hector Peterson Museum, the FNB soccer stadium where the finals of the 2010 Soccer World Cup was played and visit Vilkazi Street where Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu once lived.

Lunch: Robbies Restaurant, Soweto (included)

Afternoon: Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg

Supper (included)

Accommodation: Maropeng Hotel

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Day 10 – MON JUN 18

Breakfast at your hotel

Enjoy the first part of the morning at leisure

Drive to Pilanesberg Game Reserve

Lunch

Interactive African Drumming Experience

Afternoon game drive

Supper included

Accommodation Bakubung Lodge

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Day 11 – TUES JUN 19

Early morning game drive

Breakfast at Bakubung Lodge

You are free for the rest of the morning and early afternoon to explore the area on your own or book private excursions, eg:

Activities 1 – Walking Safari, Quad Bikes, Hot Air Balloon, Spas, Sun City Casino, etc

Lunch (for your own account)

Afternoon game drive

Boma braai (BBQ) under the stars – farewell dinner

Accommodation Bakubung Lodge

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Day 12 – WED JUN 20

Breakfast at Bakubung Lodge

To day we do a sightseeing tour of Pretoria (Tshwane), which includes a short stop at the Union Buildings, lunch at the Voortrekker Monument, and a drive through of the city. Drop off at the airport

Drive to Pretoria/Tshwane. Short stop at the Union Buildings

Lunch at the Voortrekker Monument

Drop off at the airport

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