Jamieson Travel & Tours

Itinerary at a Glance:


Day 1 Overnight Flight

Day 2 Sandton, South Africa

Day 3 Sandton, South Africa

Day 4 Sandton - Soweto - Sandton

Day 5 Panoramic Route - Kruger National Park

Day 6 Kruger National Park - Safari Game Drive

Day 7 Kruger National Park - Johannesburg - Knysna

Day 8 Knysna

Day 9 Knysna - Oudtshoorn - Knysna

Day 10 Knysna - Stellenbosch

Day 11 Stellenbosch

Day 12 Stellenbosch - Cape Town
Day 13 Cape Town
Day 14 Cape Town

Day 15 Cape Town - Tour Ends

*Optional Victoria Falls Extension*

South Africa’s cosmopolitan cities, posh resorts, expansive desert, magnificent wildlife and fertile wine country combine with a harmonious mix of many cultures to create a beautiful mosaic to discover on this 14-day tour. 


Highlights Include: Johannesburg, Soweto, Panoramic Route, Kruger National Park, Safari Game Drive, Garden Route, Featherbed Nature Reserve, Ostrich Farm Visit, Wine Pairing Dinner, Cape Town, Table Mountain

Booking Details:

To book this tour, please call our office at 1-888-582-7011 (local 613-582-7011).  

A deposit of $250 per person plus insurance (if purchasing) must be provided by August 24, 2016. Bookings made after this date are subject to availability and change in price. 

  Names as they appear on passports along with date of birth, passport number and expiry date are required.

Balances are due December 21, 2016.

Cancellation Waiver and Medical Insurance flat rate of $400 per person (regardless of age). Cancellation Waiver only of $330 per person (regardless of age). Insurance must be purchased at the time of booking.

15 Days

February 6 - 20, 2017


  • Round trip air from Ottawa.
  • Transportation to/from Ottawa Airport pick up locations (from Pembroke to Ottawa along Hwy 417).
  • Hotel transfers, air taxes and fuel surcharges  (subject to increase until paid in full). 
  • All accommodation and ground transportation.
  • 13 night's accommodation
  • 13 Breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 5 dinners
  • All entrance fees listed in the itinerary
  • Escorted by Jamieson Travel.

What's Included


    


Insurance

Double Occupancy - $6,059 per person

Single Occupancy -  $7,029 per person


Victoria Falls Extension - Double - $2,700 per person

*All prices are in Canadian dollars and include all air taxes. *


Tour Pricing

South Africa

Itinerary:


Day 1 - Monday, February 6, 2017

Fly to Sandton, South Africa. Today is a travel day. After our pickups along Hwy 17 (Pembroke to Montreal Airport), we take our overnight flight to Amsterdam from Montreal.  We stretch our legs for 3 hours then board our direct flight to airport to Sandton, (Johannesburg). 


Day 2 - Tuesday, February 7, 2017

 Sandton, South Africa. Welcome to South Africa!  We will arrive this afternoon from Amsterdam and transfer to our hotel.  


Day 3 - Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Sandton, South Africa - Tour Begins. Your journey begins in Sandton, a city established in 1969. Famous for its rich veins of gold and other valuable minerals, it is now the bustling cosmopolitan centre of greater Johannesburg. 


Day 4 - Thursday, February 9, 2017

Sandton - Soweto - Sandton.  Today, your Tour Manager helps you discover the history of the languages you will experience on your tour along with key words and phrases. A guided tour of Soweto - South West Township - showcases luxurious mansions and informal settlements as you learn about the historical significance of the area. Visit the Hector Pieterson Museum which commemorates the role of the country's students in the struggle against apartheid. Experience the regional lifestyle when joining locals for lunch at a nearby Shebeen, or house tavern. This afternoon, have some time to ponder history at Liliesleaf, the location of Nelson Mandela's arrest and the former centre and place of refuge of the liberation movement. Gather this evening with your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner. (B, L, D)


Day 5 - Friday, February 10, 2017

Panoramic Route - Kruger National Park. Travel through the spectacular Northern Drakensberg Mountain Range en route to Kruger National Park, the largest game reserve in South Africa. Scenic wonders surround you as you pass through the Blyde River Canyon, made mostly of red sandstone and known as one of Africa's greatest natural wonders. Set against the triple mountain formation of the Three Rondovals, resembling traditional round houses of the indigenous people, the canyon is the third largest in the world. Along this magnificent route you will also see Bourke's Luck Potholes, the dramatic natural cylinders shaped by millions of years of natural erosion caused by fast-flowing sand filled waters. This evening, enjoy a traditional BOMA dinner under the stars, where you may sample some local game meat!

(B, D)


Day 6 - Saturday, February 11, 2017

Kruger National Park - Safari Game Drive.  Have your cameras ready for an unforgettable day of adventure and excitement! Enjoy a full-day open-air-vehicle safari game drive. A local expert leads you in search of the "Big 5" - elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhino - and provides insight into these fascinating animals along the way. Watch carefully - you may also see a graceful impala, dazzling zebra or gorgeous giraffe. Relax with a picnic lunch surrounded by the natural beauty of Kruger National Park. (B, L, D)


Day 7 - Sunday, February 12, 2017

Kruger National Park - Johannesburg - Knysna. Travel back to Johannesburg to board your flight to George. Upon arrival, travel to the picturesque resort town of Knysna, in the heart of the Garden Route, to enjoy a 3-night stay. (B)


Day 8 - Monday, February 13, 2017

Knysna.  Today you visit nearby Featherbed Nature Reserve. Begin with a lagoon cruise out to the famous Knysna Heads which mark the entrance to the lagoon. Next, board a 4x4 vehicle and travel deep into the forest. Discover the local flora and fauna during a leisurely paced nature walk. Enjoy lunch amongst the ancient milkwood trees - so called because of their white latex sap - before your return cruise. This afternoon, visit Plettenberg Bay, a tranquil and charming town originally known as "Bahia Formosa" (or "Beautiful Bay"). Enjoy views of beaches, dramatic rock formations and lagoons. Later you return to Knysna. (B, L, D) 


Day 9 - Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Knysna - Oudtshoorn - Knysna. This morning, your township tour will highlight the diversity of this community followed by a touching experience as you visit a school. Learn about the efforts of the Collette Foundation and the local community to conquer the challenges of education the children of the region. Travel to Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of South Africa. Enjoy a guided tour of one of the oldest working ostrich farms in the area, then enjoy a tractor safari through the farm viewing ostriches in various stages of development in the Lucerne fields. An outdoor barbecue lunch adds to an amazing day. Upon your return to Knysna, enjoy some time to independently explore the charming waterfront area. (B, L)


Day 10 - Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Knysna - Stellenbosch. Before leaving the Garden Route, enjoy a visit to the Aloe Ferox region where you will enjoy an aloe-tapping demonstration and a stroll in the indigenous gardens. Next, journey to the heart of the beautiful winelands region, known for its colourful mountains and endless vineyards. This evening, enjoy a wine pairing dinner. (B, D)


Day 11 - Thursday, February 16, 2017

Stellenbosch. Later this morning you set out on a walking tour of Stellenbosch - one of the oldest European settlements in the region - with a local expert. The afternoon is at leisure to explore, visit a museum, or shop. Later, enjoy a wine tasting complemented by some local savories. (B)


Day 12 - Friday, February 17, 2017

Stellenbosch - Cape Town. This morning, travel to Cape Town to enjoy a panoramic tour of this beautiful harborside city. Capetown celebrates its noted architecture that fuses the traditions of the French, German, and Dutch. Enjoy a thrilling ride on a cable car as it whisks you to an altitude of more than 3,000 feet, landing atop the aptly named - and flat-topped - Table Mountain. The views of Cape Town, Robben Island and Lion's Head will leave you breathless. Return to the city via Table Bay, passing through the Malay Quarter with its mosques and minarets. Make a special stop at the Milnerton Lighthouse. (B)


Day 13 - Saturday, February 18, 2017

Cape Town. Explore the coastal scenery and charming towns that populate the Cape Peninsula. Travel out to Cape Point, stopping for a visit with the penguins at Boulders Beach. On your return, explore the fascinating and famous Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, home to over 5,000 species of plants native to South Africa. (B)


Day 14 - Sunday, February 19, 2017

Cape Town. The day is yours to explore Cape Town. Your Tour Manager is available to offer suggestions. This evening, experience a unique farewell to Africa as you enjoy a lesson on the Djembe Drums to learn the local beat. Then, experience a soothing hand washing ceremony before a communal African dining experience! (B, D)


Day 15 - Monday, February 20, 2017

Cape Town - Tour Ends. Your tour ends today in Cape Town. Transfer to the airport to begin our journey home. (B)


OPTIONAL VICTORIA FALLS EXTENSION


Day 15 - Monday, February 20, 2017

Fly this morning to one of the world's natural wonders, Victoria Falls, and transfer to the Victoria Falls Hotel, known as the "grand old lady of the falls." Upon arrival, enjoy a tour of this historic hotel. Tonight, enjoy a leisurely cruise on the Zambezi River, taking in the majestic African sunset.   ($2700/person dbl.  Includes: All flights, 3 nights accom, 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner). Not included: Zimbabwe visa ($75US)


Day 16 - Tuesday, February 21, 2017

After breakfast, you have an opportunity to mingle with the residents of a local village. Next, interact with African elephants, up-close and in their natural environment. Following lunch, with a local family, take a walking tour of Victoria Falls. Shop at a local curio market before returning to your hotel. (B, L)


Day 17 - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

​Your day is free to explore independently. Or, perhaps you will decide to take an optional full day excursion to Chobe National Park in Botswana. (B)


Day 18 - Thursday, February 23, 2017

Today your tour ends in Johannesburg. Transfer to the airport to begin your journey home. (B)




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