Duration
6 Nights
Fitness
Moderate
Travel
Multiple dates in 2018 & 2019
Destination
South Africa
This escorted tour offers an introduction to South Africa. Set against the magnificent Table Mountain, Cape Town offers a metropolis of fine restaurants, museums, beaches. The tour takes you right to the heart of wildlife, where you’ll be on the lookout for lions, leopards and more on game drives in open safari vehicles.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • MyDiscoveries exclusive saving of AUD $350 per person
  • International return flights from Australia to South Africa on Qatar Airways or similar
  • Experience game drives in magnificent Limpopo Province

HOLIDAY INCLUDES
MyDiscoveries exclusive saving of AUD $350 per person
Flights Sydney-Cape Town, Johannesburg-Sydney. Other departure cities available on request.
Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
Intra-flight Cape Town-Johannesburg
6 nights First Class accommodations: 4 nights Cape Town, 2 nights Limpopo Province
Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
Hotel porterage
All transfers included
10 meals: 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
Sightseeing & Game Drives per itinerary
Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
Gratuities for tour manager and coach driver

TRAVEL DATES
Departures in 2018: 
  • Nov: 27, 29
  • Dec: 06, 11, 20
Departures in 2019: 
  • Jan: 08, 15, 25, 29
  • Feb: 01, 08, 12, 22
  • Mar: 01, 12, 22
  • Apr: 02, 12, 19, 23
  • May: 03, 14, 17, 21, 24
  • Jun: 14, 25
  • Jul: 02, 12, 23
  • Aug: 02, 13, 23
  • Sep: 06, 13, 20, 29
  • Oct: 04, 11, 18, 29
  • Nov: 08, 19, 22
  • Dec: 01, 06

ITINERARY 
  • Day 1 Depart for South Africa
  • Day 2 Arrive in Cap Town
  • Day 3 Cap Town City Tour / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 4 Full Day in Cape Town / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 5 Full Day in Cape Town / Meals: Breakfast
  • Day 6 Evening Game Drive at Mabula Game Lodge / Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 7 Mabula Game Lodge Game Drives / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8 Depart South Africa / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
For Full Itinerary CLICK HERE
MAP
HOTELS
  • Cape Town: Cape Town Lodge or similar.
  • Limpopo: Mabula Game Lodge or similar

WHY BOOK WITH MYDISCOVERIES?
At MyDiscoveries we want to help you make ‘one day’, today. Whether you’re into cruising or glamping, or if you’d prefer to holiday at home or abroad, we’re driven to make your holiday dreams come true. With over 20 years of travel experience, you can be sure we can create the right holiday for you. Can’t find what you’re looking for on our site? Call us on 1300 404 606 and one of our travel consultants can create an incredible package for you.
The MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can’t get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we’ll give you your money back
Pay over 5 x monthly, interest-free instalments. Credit card holders can spread their payments over 5 months on all MyDiscoveries holidays

FINE PRINT 
  • Valid for travel: Multiple departure dates in 2018 & 2019.
  • Advertised price based on a 12 Feb 2019 departure at time of publishing.
  • Advertised price may vary and is subject to availability at time of booking.
  • My Discoveries Exclusive Saving / Discount has been applied to the advertised price
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only.
  • Airlines are subject to best available at the time of confirmation or may change depending on date of departure.
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior.
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee. We recommend taking out travel insurance as soon as you have booked your travel dates so you have protection against emergency cancellations that might be needed.
  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
  • Once your MyDiscoveries Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by the MyDiscoveries Reservations team will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates.
  • When booking in your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements (e.g. vegetarian etc)
  • The MyDiscoveries team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.
  • Hotels listed are subject to change and will be confirmed by the tour operator prior to departure.
  • Please consider if this trip is right for you: This moderately active program is intended to offer an introduction to South Africa. A guided orientation tour of Cape Town is included and additional optional sightseeing is available to enhance your holiday.
  • The safari portion of this trip will be operated in the Limpopo Province. Game drives will be performed by small safari vehicles that cannot be air-conditioned. During this tour, you may come into proximity to wild animals, which should be considered at your own risk. 
  • Hotels may not have ramps, wide entryways or elevators to accommodate disabled passengers or devices such as wheelchairs, walkers and motorised scooters. Due to physical constraints and space limitations, wheelchairs, walking frames and motorised scooters may not be taken aboard motor coaches or safari vehicles.
  • Excludes: visa, travel insurance, meals not mentioned and items of a personal nature.

VISA INFORMATION
  • If you’re visiting South Africa for tourism purposes for a period of up to 90 days, Australian passport holders don’t need a visa.

TO BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY, BUY ONLINE AT WWW.MYDISCOVERIES.COM.AU or CALL 1300 404 606
1

Depart for South Africa

Your South African holiday will begin with an international flight from Australia to Cape Town.
2

Arrive in Cape Town

Arrive in Cape Town, undeniably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. As you transfer to the hotel, you will see the city’s iconic symbol, Table Mountain greeting you in the distance. Tonight, discover some of Cape Town’s world-class restaurants on your own
3

Cape Town City Tour

This morning, meet with your Tour Manager to learn about all of the must-see sights of Cape Town before you depart on a city tour. Driving to the city center, pass famous landmarks such as the Castle of Good Hope built in 1666 by the Dutch East India Company and City Hall, a splendid baroque building, and of course the Grand Parade. See St. George’s Cathedral, the Anglican Diocese of Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Pass the Company Gardens and the Malay Quarter. The route then leads to Kloof Nek and the magnificent Table Mountain. Relax at a cafe while you take in the views from the base of the mountain. Perhaps ascend to the summit by cable car (ticket not included) and marvel at a bird’s eye view of the city and its beaches. Continue to the V & A Waterfront where you will have the opportunity to learn the three-billion-year-old story of diamonds while touring prominent Shimansky Jewelers & Museum. The 45-minute tour reveals the origins of diamond mining and includes explanations of color, cut and clarity. Following the tour (or for those who do not wish to participate) stroll through the adjacent V & A Waterfront with its endless shopping and dining opportunities before returning to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure. This evening, treat yourself to a seafood dinner at one of the trendy outdoor seaside restaurants, while watching the magnificent sunset over the Atlantic Ocean
MEALS: Breakfast
4

Full Day in Cape Town

While in Cape Town, outdoor enthusiasts will not want to miss the optional tour to the stunning Cape Peninsula, known for its steep mountains, secluded coves and beautiful pristine beaches. The Cape of Good Hope within Table Mountain National Park is surrounded by a rich biodiversity and is home to at least 250 species of birds as well as antelope, ostrich, and baboons. Walk the rugged cliffs, or, take the famous Flying Dutchman funicular, a beacon for early explorers that climbs uphill to the old lighthouse. Afterward, visit Boulders Beach to see the unique spectacle of penguins waddling freely, and walk through spectacular Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
Optional: Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour
MEALS: Breakfast.
5

Full Day in Cape Town

Spend your day at leisure relaxing on the beach, or perhaps join the optional Winelands Tour which takes you along the country’s principal wine route to the scenic towns of Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch with tastings along the way. Alternatively, thrill seekers will not want to miss the optional excursion to “Shark Alley” to experience great white shark cage diving
Optional: Full Day Winelands Tour or Full Day Great White Shark Cage Diving
MEALS: Breakfast
6

Evening Game Drive at Mabula Game Lodge

This morning fly to Johannesburg, known as “Gauteng: the City of Gold”. Upon arrival, drive to Limpopo Province located just three hours outside of bustling Johannesburg. Your stay will be at the Mabula Game Lodge where the varied habitats provide ideal conditions for an astounding selection of large mammals including the Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhino) other predators such as hyena and jackal, and a variety of antelope from red hartebeests to eland. Here, accompanied by a ranger, uncover the magic of the African bush in this wildlife wonderland. In the late afternoon, enjoy an exciting game drive in a landscape that is an alluring combination of rolling hills, tumbled mountains, valleys, and grassland plains. Game sightings include a variety of predators such as lion, leopard, and cheetah with herds of elephant and buffalo that can often be seen at close range. The game and bird viewing opportunities are truly incredible. This evening recount your sightings with your fellow travelers while dining at the lodge
MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner.
7

Mabula Game Lodge Game Drives

An early morning wake up call and a hot cup of coffee greets you before setting out on the optional Balloon Safari. Drift peacefully above the beautiful landscape, watching for wild game below. A glass of sparkling wine awaits you at the end of the journey. Continue game viewing in open safari vehicles where you may have a chance to see not only the large majestic beasts but also the smaller mammals, birds and insects. After lunch, relax at the lodge before setting out for your afternoon game drive. Return in time for dinner and toast to your final night in South Africa
Optional: Mabula Balloon Safari
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
8

Flight from Johannesburg back to Australia

Awake early this morning and set out on your final game drive. After an early lunch, bid farewell to the bush and travel east toward Johannesburg. Arrive to the O.R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg at 4pm for your departure flight back to Australia.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch
DESTINATION South Africa has some amazing cities like Cape Town or Johannesburg, heritage of a rich history and a mix of different cultures. But it is surely its beautiful landscapes and its diverse wildlife that make South Africa such a unique country.
FLIGHT
  • Flights Sydney-Cape Town, Johannesburg-Sydney included.
  • Other departure cities available on request. Call us on 1300 404 606!
TRANSFER
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates.
MYDISCOVERIES VIP PACK
  • Start your holiday before you’ve even stepped on the plane with MyDiscoveries exclusive VIP package.
  • Arrive at Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane airport in the comfort and style of a privately chauffeured luxury SUV or sedan, complete with complimentary water and WiFi.
  • Relax and unwind away from the usual airport hustle and bustle with premium lounge access complete with an array of amazing facilities at your disposal.
  • Read more CLICK HERE
WEATHER
  • Most of the country has warm, sunny days and cool nights.
VISA 
  • If you’re visiting South Africa for tourism purposes for a period of up to 90 days, Australian passport holders don’t need a visa.
TRAVEL INSURANCE
  • MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you.
  • Call us on 1300 404 606 and quote Discovery10 for a 10% discount.
What is included in The Deal? Please refer to the ‘Includes’ section in The Deal for details of what’s included. If you are unclear, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 1300 404 606 for more information.
Are there any health precautions or vaccinations that I need? We recommend you see your doctor at least six weeks prior to travel to get their advice and to allow time for any necessary vaccinations.
Can I arrange my flights with MyDiscoveries? MyDiscoveries is a full-service travel agency and we can arrange flights to any destination. Call us on 1300 404 606 to get a personalised quote.
Do I need travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote for you – call us on 1300 404 606
Can MyDiscoveries organise my travel insurance? We always recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed. MyDiscoveries can arrange a personalised travel insurance quote at competitive rates for you – call us on 1300 404 606
When will my booking be confirmed? Once your MyDiscoveries holiday voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by a member of the MyDiscoveries Reservations team. MyDiscoveries will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates and will send you an email to confirm your booking information. If for any reason we are unable to book you onto your preferred dates please refer to the MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee to understand our refund policy. When booking in to your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements.
What is the cancellation procedure? / Can I cancel or make changes to my booking? If for any reason you need to cancel your booking, contact the MyDiscoveries Reservations team on 1300 404 606. Once we have received your verbal request for cancellation we will ask you to confirm the request in writing (email or post is fine) so that we can accurately start processing the cancellation. Make sure you include your travel voucher number and traveller names when requesting and confirming the cancellation. Please be aware that the travel operator may impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee for cancellations outside our 30 Day Booking Guarantee period.
When will I receive my tour documentation? This one depends on the tour operator.
What type of clothes should I bring? Bring comfortable walking shoes, clothes you can layer, and an all-weather jacket. Sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses are also recommended. On game reserves, visitors should wear neutral colors such as brown, khaki, and beige for their own comfort.
I haven’t received my MyDiscoveries voucher yet. What do I do? If you have not received your voucher contact MyDiscoveries on 1300 404 606 and we will resend your voucher by email or post.
How fit do I need to be? We have graded all MyDiscoveries products with a fitness level. Relaxed, Moderate & Active. For more information on the MyDiscoveries Fitness Levels CLICK HERE
How do I take advantage of the 5 monthly payments plan? At time of booking online, you should be able to select our 5 monthly installment plan as a payment option. If booking over the phone, please mention you wish to pay in 5 monthly payments and our team will ensure this is set up. This is a free of charge service that allows you to pay off your holiday in 5 equal payments. How does it work? Pay only 1/5th of the total of your Holiday at time of booking. Your remaining 4 payments will be taken automatically from the same credit card on the same day of the next 4 months. Easy!
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