Friday March 20 - Tuesday March 31, 2020
Duration: 12 days/11 nights
Deposit: $600 due immediately
Price: $4,999 per person based on double occupancy
Travel Category: International
A valid passport with at least 6 months validity after the date of travel is required. While a visa is not required, you must have TWO CONSECUTIVE AND FACING blank visa pages in your passport
Group size: 15
Due immediately: $600 deposit (non-refundable)
August 15: $1,099.75
September 15: $1,099.75
October 15: $1,099.75
December 15: $1,099.75
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Round trip airfare New York (JFK) to
Johannesburg, South Africa (OR)
Round trip airfare between Johannesburg to Cape Town
Hotel transfers (airport-hotel-airport)
Cape Town International Jazz Festival
2 Day Pass
Entrance and Park fees for activities
Private tour guide
Meals included are as follows:
- Daily breakfasts at all accommodations
- Welcome dinner in Johannesburg
- Lunch during Soweto Tour in Johannesburg
- Dinners during your stay at Bakubung Bush Lodge, Pilanesberg National Park
- Dinner during Jazz Safari in Cape Town
Meals and/or beverages not included in itinerary
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Shorter 8 day / 7 night itinerary =
Join us for the Cape Town International Jazz Festival in 2020. It is the largest music event in sub-Saharan Africa. The festival is famous for its star-studded line up of local and international artists. Performances will occur on 5 stages with more than 40 artists performing over 2 nights. Our tour package includes a two day pass to the jazz festival, a vineyard tour, "jazz safari" visit to a local musician’s home in Gugulethu for live music & a home cooked meal. The South Africa Jazz Tour is unique in that it includes 2 night stay in Pilanesberg National Park; home to healthy populations of lion, leopard, black and white rhino, elephant and buffalo - Africa's Big Five.
The South Africa Jazz Tour will occur between two of the most fascinating cities in South Africa:
Johannesburg, also known as Jozi or Joburg, is the largest and wealthiest city in South Africa. Though Joburg is not officially one of South Africa's three capital cities, it is home to the Constitutional Court, the country's highest court. Because of its location on mineral-rich land, the city is known for its gold and diamond trade.
Cape Town was originally colonized by the Dutch East India Company and it became a stop for ships sailing to other parts of the world. After being established as the first European settlement in Southern Africa in 1652, Cape Town quickly became an economic and cultural hub. The city remained a destination for immigrants and is now one of the most multicultural cities in the world. Resting between Table Mountain and the crystal blue waters of Table Bay, Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Vibrant city life is balanced with serene natural beauty that appeals to locals and travellers alike.
Friday March 20
Depart from New York - JFK on South African Airlines.
Saturday March 21
Arrive in Johannesburg, South Africa. On arrival at Tambo International Airport (OR), you will be met by a tour representative who will take time to explain the itinerary to you and answer any questions, which you might have about your holiday. You will be transferred to your hotel to check-in and later a tour to the Lion and Safari Park. End your day with a welcome dinner.
Lion and Safari Park: Game Drive and Lion Cub Interaction
Sunday March 22
You will have an early start on this day, as you will embark on a historic journey of South Africa. After breakfast, your tour guide will pick you up for your Apartheid Museum and Soweto Tours.
Soweto Tour includes:
- Kliptown Township Walk
- Hector Pietersen Museum
- Mandela House
- Visit orphanage – Othandweni Family Care Centre
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch at Sakhumzi Restaurant
Monday March 23
After breakfast, check out of Da Vinci Hotel. Start off your day with a visit to Witkoppen Health and Welfare Centre and later enjoy a drive to Pilanesberg National Park for your safari experience.
Witkoppen Health and Welfare Centre
Afternoon game drive at Pilanesberg National Park
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Tuesday March 24
Wake up early for your morning game drive, which starts early morning and lasts for about 3 hours. You will have breakfast when you return back at Bakubung Bush Lodge. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to Sun City Resort to spend the rest of your day. Later return back to Bakubung Bush Lodge for your last overnight.
Morning game drive at Pilanesberg National Park
Sun City Resort
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Wednesday March 25
After breakfast, check out of Bakubung Bush Lodge and transfer to Johannesburg for your flight to Cape Town. On arrival in Cape Town, you will be met and assisted by a tour representative and transferred to The Commodore Hotel.
Thursday March 26
After breakfast, your tour guide will pick you up for your cruise to Robben Island. Later, you will be transferred to Gugulethu for a Jazz Safari in a local jazz musician’s home. The Jazz Safari is a special and intimate preview into Cape Town’s rich musical heritage and is often regarded as one of the highlights of the Cape Town Jazz Tour.
Meals: Breakfast and dinner
Friday March 27
After breakfast, your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel for your City Tour. Later, return to your hotel to freshen up and proceed to day 1 of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival at Cape Town International Convention Centre.
City Tour: District Six Museum and The Castle of Goodhope
Cape Town International Jazz Festival: Day 1
Saturday March 28
After breakfast, join your tour guide for the Cape Winelands Tour. The Cape Winelands is known as the culinary capital of South Africa; titillate your taste buds while savouring some of the world’s finest wines in Franschhoek, the French corner of the Cape. On your return from the Cape Winelands Tour, return to your hotel to freshen up and proceed to day 2 of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival.
Cape Town International Jazz Festival: Day 2
Sunday March 29
After breakfast, depart for your Cape Peninsula tour. This is one of the most scenic drives in South Africa and it includes the Chapman’s Peak Drive, Cape Point and Boulders Penguin Colony. Boulders Penguin Colony is home to a unique and endangered colony of the African Penguin. Wooden walkways allow visitors to view the penguins in their natural habitat.
Peninsula Tour includes:
Chapman’s Peak Drive
Boulders Penguin Colony
Monday March 30
After breakfast, if time permits, do last minute shopping. Later, transfer to the airport for your flight back to USA.
Tuesday March 31
Arrive at JFK Airport, New York.