South Africa and Victoria Falls with Elizabeth Cramer

September 19, 2020 to October 2, 2020

This South Africa tour—from the fascinating cities to the enthralling game drives and breathtaking scenery—is sure to offer you an experience of a lifetime. Start in Cape Town, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Ride a cable car to the top of iconic Table Mountain (weather permitting) for stunning views over the city and venture outside the city to see a colony of African penguins and beautiful Cape Point Nature Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known for its rich and unique flora. You’ll also visit Bo-Kaap, a lively area founded by former slaves to learn more about their culture—a Globus exclusive!

Your journey continues in Makalali Private Game Reserve near Kruger National Park. Here, enjoy six game drives in an open-air, 4-wheel-drive Land Rover. Your professional ranger and skilled tracker will help you search for a remarkable number of species, including 42 mammal species and 350 bird species. You’ll have a great chance to see the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo. Have your camera ready because you may also see impala, giraffe, hippo, spotted hyena, cheetah, wildebeest, and more. Even stop for sundowner drinks in the bush! Other highlights include Johannesburg’s unforgettable Apartheid Museum and Soweto, the country’s largest township, where you will visit the former home of Nelson Mandela and stunning Mosi-oa-Tunya (the smoke that thunders) also known as Victoria Falls, spanning the border of Zimbabwe & Zambia. Take a guided walk along the falls, which is roughly twice the height of Niagara Falls, and cruise on the Zambezi River at sunset.

And you’ll be part of a small group, with no more than 20 total guests, ensuring personalized service from start to end! All of this—and much more—are waiting for you on this South Africa tour. You’ll return home with plenty of stories and photos to share with your friends and family.

 

Your journey begins at Milwaukee General Mitchell Airport, where you will board your flight to journey to Cape Town.

Welcome to South Africa! Check in to your hotel and prepare for a fascinating journey Hotel: Southern Sun the Cullinan Hotel (or similar)

This morning, sightseeing starts at the Grand Parade, the city’s main public square, to see the Castle of Good Hope and City Hall. Afterward, a WALKING TOUR introduces you to more of Cape Town’s famous and historic landmarks. Stroll along Government Avenue to see St. George’s Cathedral, Parliament, and much more. Next, you’ll enter The Company’s Garden, a beautiful oasis in the city, en route to Green Market Square, which at different times has been a fruit and vegetable market and even a slave market. Today, it is a great meeting place, where curios from all over Africa can be found. Visit the BO-KAAP MUSEUM before continuing your walk in BO-KAAP, also known as the Malay Quarter. Founded by former slaves in the 1750s, this lively area is a true melting pot of cultures. Colorful historic houses range from lime-green and pink to orange, reflecting Dutch and British architecture, and the area has been declared a national monument. After a traditional Malay lunch, visit Table Mountain for a CABLE-CAR RIDE to the top (weather permitting) for stunning views of the city and its surroundings. This evening, join your traveling companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
Hotel: Southern Sun the Cullinan Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, enjoy a full day of sightseeing, starting with an orientation tour of Cape Town. Then, take a scenic drive south through the fishing village of Hout Bay before ascending Chapman’s Peak Drive, which skirts the rocky coastline and is one of the most scenic drives in the world. Continue on to CAPE POINT NATURE RESERVE for stops at the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point, the southwestern most point on the African continent. Here, take a FUNICULAR RIDE to the steps of the old lighthouse for spectacular panoramic views. Afterward, visit Boulders Beach to see a COLONY OF ENDANGERED AFRICAN PENGUINS, known for the unique sound they make. Return to Cape Town and enjoy the evening at your leisure.
Hotel: Southern Sun the Cullinan Hotel (or similar)
Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

Enjoy a full day at leisure for your own discoveries. Perhaps explore the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, take an excursion to the stunning Cape winelands for wine tasting, or cruise to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison, for a guided tour. Your Tour Director has suggestions to help you make the most of your day.
Hotel: Southern Sun the Cullinan Hotel (or similar)
Meal: Breakfast

Today, leave beautiful Cape Town behind and fly to Hoedspruit and transfer to MAKALALI PRIVATE GAME RESERVE to begin your safari adventure! This area, near Kruger National Park, is famous for its abundance of wildlife, and you will have a great chance of seeing the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo. Enjoy your first GAME DRIVE this afternoon. Your skilled tracker and professional Ranger work together as a team, so you can learn more about the ecosystem as you view wildlife up close. Sip SUNDOWNER DRINKS prior to returning to your lodge for dinner.
Hotel: Makalali Private Game Reserve (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Rise between 5 am and 5:30 am for coffee and tea before your EARLY MORNING GAME DRIVE. If the timing is right, you might spot some of the big cats after a night of hunting. Other animals you may see include kudu, impala, giraffe, hippo, cheetah, spotted hyena, wildebeest, and more. Great bird watching is also possible—some 350 species having been recorded in the area. Return for breakfast mid-morning, followed by time to relax and enjoy the lodge and its surroundings. Perhaps take a swim in the pool, visit the wellness center for one of its many spa treatments, or simply sit back and watch the animals. Consider an optional excursion to the nearby cheetah breeding facility. In the mid-afternoon, tea will be served prior to your AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE. Step out of your safari vehicle for SUNDOWNER DRINKS and watch as the sun sets over the Drakensberg Mountains. As darkness descends, your tracker will bring out a spotlight to help you spot nocturnal animals—if you are lucky, maybe even a leopard! Return to your lodge in time to freshen up before dinner.
Hotel: Makalali Private Game Reserve (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Daily)

Enjoy one last GAME DRIVE this morning before transferring to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Hotel: Sandton Sun (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

Today’s sightseeing starts with an enriching visit to SOWETO (South Western Township), the largest township in the country. Soweto is a part of South Africa’s turbulent past, but this multicultural area is also a reflection of today and hope for tomorrow. Along the way, see the neighborhood that was home to two Nobel Peace Prize winners: Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela. Gain some perspective of life here at MANDELA HOUSE, where Nelson Mandela lived from 1946 to around 1960, when he was forced underground to elude arrest. You will also see the Hector Pieterson Memorial, dedicated to the 12-year-old boy killed by police during a demonstration in 1976. This led to the Soweto Uprising, an important event in the long struggle to end apartheid some 14 years later. Next, visit the unforgettable APARTHEID MUSEUM to learn about the founding of South Africa before delving into the apartheid era. Using photos, video, and print, the museum takes you on an extraordinary journey through the apartheid years to the 1994 democratic elections that named Nelson Mandela president.
Hotel: Sandton Sun (or similar)
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Today, leave South Africa and fly north to Zimbabwe. This evening enjoy a CRUISE on the Zambezi River, which affords you a great opportunity to photograph wildlife and a spectacular African sunset!
Hotel: Ilala Lodge (or similar)
Meal: Breakfast & Dinner

Today, visit mighty VICTORIA FALLS for an awe-inspiring experience. Enjoy a GUIDED WALK, where you will learn the history of the falls and hear fascinating details about the surrounding flora and fauna. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a special riverside farewell dinner.
Hotel: Ilala Lodge (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Unfortunately, our Africa adventure ends today. Your tour ends with a flight back to Johannesburg to connect with your homebound flight to Milwaukee. Arrival into Milwaukee is on Friday, October 2.
Meal: Breakfast

Hotels, tour itinerary, and tour inclusions are subject to change.


 

Details & Accommodations

  • Small group departure with only 20 travelers!
  • Round trip air from Milwaukee to Cape Town and return from Johannesburg to Milwaukee when purchasing included group air
  • Round-trip airport/hotel motorcoach transfers including baggage handling when purchasing included group air
  • Internal Africa Air included on all packages
  • Superior hotel accommodations including four nights Cape Town; three nights Makalali Private Game Reserve at Kruger National Park; two nights Johannesburg; and two nights Victoria Falls
  • All hotel taxes, resort fees, baggage handling for one bag per person

Sightseeing and Dining Inclusions

  • CAPE TOWN : Guided walking tour of Cape Town’s highlights and the colorful Bo-Kaap area; visit the Bo-Kaap Museum, Cape Point Nature Reserve, and a colony of African penguins; cable-car ride up Table Mountain; funicular ride to old Cape Point lighthouse
  • MAKALALI PRIVATE GAME RESERVE: Six game drives in open air, 4-wheel-drive Land Rover; sundowner drinks
  • JOHANNESBURG: Guided tour of Soweto, including Mandela House; visit the Apartheid Museum
  • VICTORIA FALLS: Cruise on Zambezi River; guided walk of the falls
  • Daily Breakfast, five lunches, and six dinners including a welcome and farewell dinner

Services

  • Professional local Tour Director
  • Professional driver and guide for transfers and included excursions
  • Experienced Tour Manager from Fox World Travel to accompany the group*
  • Customized, informative travel documents containing all trip details and helpful planning information

Not included:  Travel Insurance, Visa fees, passport fees, gratuities for airport porters, tour guides, motorcoach drivers, meals (other than those included in the package), optional excursions that may be offered, trip cancellation insurance, and any items of a personal nature.

A valid passport with a validity of at least six months beyond the return date of the trip is necessary.  A Tourist Visa is needed for South Africa and Zimbabwe.  The Visas are obtained upon first entry into the country. Two consecutive blank pages for each Visa is needed in the passport. 

* Minimum group required for the Fox World Travel tour manager to participate. In the unlikely event, the minimum number is not reached, the tour will still include a professional local guide in the destination.

Tour-Only

Tour only
Based on double occupancy

Air-Inclusive

Airfare From Milwaukee
Based on double occupancy

Single Supplement: $1,255.00
Initial Deposit at time of Reservation: $700.00 per person
Final Payment Due:
No later than June 12, 2020

*Above base pricing is per person based on double occupancy. All air taxes and fees of $533.13 per person ARE INCLUDED and subject to change.

Early Booking Discount: Deposit by April 24, 2020 and receive a $225.00 discount per person

About Elizabeth Cramer

From adventures below sea level in Death Valley to summiting the rooftop of Africa on Kilimanjaro, Elizabeth has spent the majority of her life documenting world travel through television, writing and photography.

Humble beginings on a Midwestern farm cultivated a deep love for nature, animals and the arts.  Raised in a hard-working family, Elizabeth started teaching herself how to play the piano at a young age, eventually winning national competitions and using her talents to perform and teach.  Her career in music helped support a love for travel and her creativity was exactly what helped her to break into the media industry.

She received her Bachelors of Music from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee in 2004 and a Masters of Psychology in 2008.  

Elizabeth works as a tour director for Fox World Travel and is honored to host groups of guests around the world.  In her own words, “The only thing better than seeing the world yourself, is watching someone else see it for the very first time.”

Though she loves to showcase international travel, Elizabeth is just as passionate about her own backyard in the United States.  She can regularly be seen hosting on the Milwaukee PBS show “Outdoor Wisconsin” and is proud to call the Midwest home.

In addition, her travel writing can be found in various publications throughout Wisconsin.

When she’s not traveling or filming, Elizabeth can be found on her farm with her husband, 5 goats, 2 ponies, 2 dogs and 7 cats.

Optional Flights from Milwaukee

(Included in Air-Inclusive Package Pricing)

Flights from Milwaukee are pending: The air-inclusive package includes air that has not yet been assigned, the identity of the carrier, which may include the carrier’s code-share partner, will be assigned and disclosed at a later date.

Flight schedules are subject to change. Fox World Travel has no control over flight or equipment changes, seat assignments, delays or cancellations.  Airline tickets will be non-refundable once issued. Changes will be subject to a fee plus any fare difference.  Additional restrictions may apply. A minimum of 10 passengers is needed for the group air.  Checked baggage fees may apply.

Pricing and flight options from other cities available upon request.

Tickets will be non-refundable once issued. Changes will be subject to a fee plus any fare difference. Additional restrictions may apply. Flight schedules are subject to change. Fox World Travel has no control over flight or equipment changes, seat assignments, delays or cancellations. A minimum of 10 passengers is needed for the group air.

 

Visa and Passport Information:  

Visas for South Africa and Zimbabwe will be need.  Your passport must have no less than four blank consecutive pages for the Visa’s.  Your passport must be valid for at least six months from your date of return from Africa.

Fox World Travel will assist with securing your Visa’s, however all costs associated for the Visas will be your responsibility.

Optional Insurance:   Cancellation and travel protection is strongly recommended. Fox World Travel offers several plans with Travel Guard Insurance. Details and rates can be obtained from your travel consultant.

Cancellation Penalties

  • From date of deposit to June 12, 2020: Initial deposit of $700.00 per person
  • June 13 – July 15, 2020: 50% of package price + applicable airline fees
  • July 16 – August 19, 2020: 75% of package price + applicable airline fees
  • August 20, 2020 to 0 days prior to travel: No refund

Airline tickets are non-refundable once ticketed.                                                                                                            

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