South Africa with Rose Gray

September 9, 2018 to September 21, 2018

The stripes on a zebra are like a human fingerprint. No two are the same. So too, are journeys to Africa. Join Rose Gray from the Fox World Travel Show on 620WTMJ on this adventure of a lifetime in South Africa!  This group tour of South Africa is sure to impress!

A glimpse at some of the incredible highlights:

  • Multiple adventures in Cape Town, including but not limited to Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, wine tasting and whale watching.
  • Visit Thornybush and enjoy morning and evening Game Drives at Thornybush Nature Reserve, Private Bush Breakfast and more
  • Visit an Elephant Camp and Tour Victoria Falls, one of the seven Natural Wonders of the World

A note from Rose:

In September 2017 I took nineteen adventurous travelers with me on an unbelievable Fox World Travel Group Vacation to South Africa. It was so exceptional that I knew we needed to offer this adventure again in 2018 and give more intrepid travelers a chance to experience the wonder that is South Africa. And so it is with great pleasure that I invite you to join me on a Fox World Travel Group Vacation to South Africa and Zimbabwe, departing the United States on September 9, 2018. This uniquely crafted itinerary will include the beautiful winelands, big game viewing at a private game reserve, the cosmopolitan areas of Cape Town and Johannesburg and Victoria Falls which is one of the seven natural Wonders of the World. If this area of the world has been on your travel wish list, I encourage you to talk to one of our knowledgeable travel consultants and get more details. Space is limited to nineteen guests. I would love you to join me.

 

 

Board your flight from Milwaukee via Atlanta to Johannesburg (with our Air-Inclusive package). Or meet us in Johannesburg on your own flights.

On arrival in Johannesburg, you are met by a “VIP” representative, who will assist you with customs formalities, help you collect your luggage and through to the arrivals hall.

As you enter the arrivals hall, you’ll be met by a local representative. Should you need any additional services such as exchanging currency or cell phone rental, our representative will be able to assist. You will be handed your tour documents and assisted to your ongoing flight to Cape Town.

Arrive in the vibrant city of Cape Town, where you are met by an African Travel Inc. representative in the arrivals hall and transferred to your reserved hotel.

With its majestic Table Mountain backdrop, Cape Town is one of the most vibrant and beautiful cities in the world. The city is an eclectic mix of architectural styles, reflecting both the tastes of the past and more modern designs. Edwardian and Victorian buildings have been meticulously preserved, and many outstanding examples of Cape Dutch architecture are found in the city and its environs. Cobblestone streets, mosques and the flat-roofed pastel homes of the Malay Quarter enhance the cosmopolitan ambience, while the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront evokes images of the seafaring activities of the 19th century.

Hotel: Victoria & Alfred Hotel

This morning meet your private guide in the hotel lobby for your full day excursion to the Cape Peninsula. Embark on a spectacular day discovering the pristine coastline and quaint towns along "The Fairest Cape.” You’ll board a boat to see the Cape Fur seal colony in the charming fishing village of Hout Bay, weather permitting. Hug the cliffs as you snake along legendary Chapman’s Peak Drive to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. You will have the opportunity to ride the Flying Dutchman funicular to the old lighthouse for awe-inspiring views! After lunch (on own account), continue along the coast to the lively penguin colony at Boulders Beach. Then, head back to the city via the naval village of Simon’s Town.

Hotel: Victoria & Alfred Hotel
Meal: Breakfast

This morning meet your tour director in the lobby and begin a full day private excursion to the Cape Winelands.

You will be transferred to The V&A Waterfront in time to board the ferry to Robben Island, home of Nelson Mandela for so many years. The tour takes approximately 3.5 hours including the ferry trip to and from the Island. Guests should check in at the gateway one hour before the ferry departs. Formerly a political prison and a leper colony, Robben Island is a national monument and a World Heritage Site. Pass the lime quarry and see the conditions of incarceration in the maximum security prison. The tour culminates with a viewing of Nelson Mandela’s maximum security prison cell (Cell 5). This well-preserved historic landmark pays tribute to the triumph of freedom, dignity and determination over humiliation and oppression.

Then on to historical, glorious Stellenbosch with its Cape Dutch architecture. It is the warm and wonderful heart of the Cape Winelands, and is surrounded by stunning wine estates. It’s truly the prettiest town, home to one of the country’s prestigious universities, and you’ll love exploring the fine art galleries, the architecture, the history, and the curious and quaint shops. But first, we take a leisurely drive to acquaint you with the beauty of this world-renowned region, before inducting you into the wine-making process in a fascinating cellar tour. And when the wine’s made, it needs to be tasted, so we’ll twist your arm to test and taste…and no doubt, you’ll leave with a favorite bottle or two under your arm. Stellenbosch is arguably one of the Province’s most beautiful towns – but you be the judge.

Hotel: Victoria & Alfred Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Depart this morning to the Hermanus New Harbor to begin your full day whale watching excursion by boat. On arrival, you will have a short briefing before boarding the boat. On board, there will be a registered skipper and a whale guide specialist.
Some of the species you may see are the Southern Right Whales, seals, penguins and a variety of marine birds. If you are fortunate you might also encounter dolphins, Bryde's (the resident whale throughout the year - not very friendly, unfortunately rather shy), and Humpback whales.

For your comfort, you should bring the following; hat, sun block, cameras, binoculars, and jacket. Seasick tablets should be taken in advance, if needed, as per instructions on package. Light refreshments are served aboard during the trip. Alcohol and smoking are not permitted.

Hotel: Victoria & Alfred Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Today transfer by private vehicle to the airport where you will be met and assisted with check in for the flight bound for Hoedspruit.

You will be met on arrival and driven with fellow guests to your reserved safari accommodations. After a quick freshen up, meet for high tea and set off on your first thrilling afternoon game drive which takes you into the night to view the more elusive nocturnal species. Return to camp for a sumptuous dinner and a relaxing evening.

The Kruger National Park, offers an extraordinary safari experience, where wildlife roams freely in a huge natural environment. It is home to the Big Five and a wide variety of other animals and birds. Arrive in time for lunch and settle in. before departing on an afternoon game drive with a professional safari

Hotel: Thornybush Waterside Lodge
Meals: Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner

Enjoy two full days of game viewing activities. Early morning and late afternoon are the best times to see the animals and your professional ranger and tracker team provide an incomparable personal and interpretive experience of the African wilderness

Hotel: Thornybush Waterside Lodge
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

An early morning wake-up call and out into the bush on the morning safari in search of animals not seen the day before. Return to camp for a hearty breakfast, and then relax until time to transfer to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg. On arrival, you will be transferred by private vehicle to your hotel for an overnight stay. The remainder of the day is at leisure for independent activities.

Johannesburg is one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities, an interesting melting-pot. There is something for everyone, from world class shopping centers, like Hyde Park, Sandton, Rosebank and Melrose Arch, to exclusive boutiques, outstanding eateries and vibrant pavement cafes. For visitors wanting to learn more about South Africa, there are an array of museums and sites showcasing the events that have shaped the country’s unique democracy. The Apartheid Museum illustrates the fascinating record of South Africa’s past, while the impressive Constitutional Court is the protector of human rights and freedom.

Hotel: Sandton Sun
Meal: Breakfast

Transfer by private vehicle to the airport, where you will be met and assisted with check in for the scheduled flight to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

After clearing Zimbabwe immigration formalities, exit into the arrivals hall, where you will be met by an African Travel Inc. representative and transferred by private vehicle to your reserved lodge.

Hotel: The Elephant Camp & The Elephant Camp West
Meal: Breakfast / Lunch/ Dinner

Today we will view Victoria Falls and enjoy the many amenities offered at The Elephant Camp.

Hotel: The Elephant Camp & The Elephant Camp West
Meal: Breakfast / Lunch/ Dinner

Today, you will be transferred to the airport in time for your departure flight to Johannesburg. Upon arrival, continue with your international departure flight.

Meal: Breakfast


  • Small group departure with only 20 travelers!
  • Round-trip air from Milwaukee to Johannesburg and return, including current air taxes and fees with air-inclusive package
  • Round-trip motorcoach airport/hotel transfers in Johannesburg and Victoria Falls
  • Inter Africa air to include flights Johannesburg – Cape Town – Hoedspruit – Johannesburg – Victoria Falls – Johannesburg
  • Services of a national guide to accompany the group within South Africa
  • Professional tour manager and host, Rose Gray from Fox World Travel *
  • Customized, informative travel documents containing trip details and helpful packing and planning information
  • Meals included are ten full American breakfasts, five lunches, and five dinner

Sightseeing and Dining Inclusions

  • Cape Town: Cape Peninsula, Duiker Island and the Cape Fur Seal colony, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
  • Cape Town: Robben Island, Stellenbosch Cape Winelands Tour and wine tasting
  • Cape Town: Full day Whale Watching Excursion by boat in Hermanus
  • Thornybush: Morning and Evening Game Drives at Thornybush Nature Reserve
  • Thornybush: Private Bush Breakfast and a Boma, which is a traditional dance and singing performance
  • Elephant Camp: Tour Victoria Falls, one of the seven Natural Wonders of the World
  • Elephant Camp: “Meet the Elephant” will give guests the opportunity to unobtrusively interact with some of the biggest personalities in Africa

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.

* 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.

Four Nights in Cape Town at Victoria & Alfred Hotel (Mountain facing rooms)

Three Nights ~ Thornybush Waterside Lodge – Kruger National Park (Suites)

SANDTON SUN

One Night in Johannesburg at Sandton Sun Hotel (Superior Rooms)

Two nights in Victoria Falls at The Elephant Camp & Elephant Camp West (Luxury Tents)

Hotel accommodations for ten nights including hotel service charges, taxes and luggage handling.

Tour-Only

Tour only
Arrange your own airfare
Based on double occupancy

Air-Inclusive

Airfare From Milwaukee
Based on double occupancy

Single Supplement: Limited availability. Call for details.
Initial Deposit at time of Reservation: $1,700.00 per person
Final Payment Due:
 No later than June 4, 2018

*Above base pricing is per person based on double occupancy. All air taxes and fees of $500.62 per person ARE INCLUDED and subject to change.

About Rose Grayrose-gray

Rose Gray is the Manager of Business Development for Vacation Sales at Fox World Travel. She is also the host of the Fox World Travel Show heard on WTMJ on Saturday mornings from 9-10 a.m. Rose has a bachelor’s degree from Lakeland College and has completed the C T C program, a two-year management course offered by the Institute of Certified Travel Consultants. During her 30 years in the travel industry she has traveled as far north as Reykjavik, Iceland, as far south as Porto Montt, Chile, as far west as Vanuatu, and as far east as Singapore. And although she loves traveling the globe, her favorite vacation is Arizona in March for Brewers’ Spring Training. Rose is a blast to travel with and our clients LOVE traveling with her escorted tours and river cruises to new destinations, most recently Alaska, Hawaii, Europe, Vietnam and Cambodia . Will you be next to join Rose?

Optional Flights from Milwaukee

(Included in Air-Inclusive Package Pricing)

Departure Date: September 9, 2018
Flying Delta Airlines, departing September 9 from Milwaukee at 2:00 p.m. and arriving in Atlanta at 5:05 pm
Depart Atlanta at 8:00 p.m. and arrive in Johannesburg at 5:35 pm (9/10/18)

Return Date: September 20/21, 2017

Flying Delta Airlines, departing September 20, 2018 from Johannesburg at 7:55 p.m. and arriving in Atlanta at 6:18 am (9/21/18)

Depart Atlanta at 9:40 a.m. and arrive in Milwaukee at 10:45 a.m. (9/21/17)

Inter-tour Flights

South African Airway: Sept.10, 2018
Johannesburg – Cape Town
9:15 pm – 11:25 pm

South African Express: Sept. 14, 2018
Cape Town – Hoedspruit
9:10 am – 12:30 pm

South Africa Express: Sept. 17, 2018
Hoedspruit – Johannesburg
12:00 pm – 1:05 pm

South African Airway: Sept. 18, 2018
Johannesburg – Victoria Falls
10:50 am – 12:20 pm

South African Airway: Sept. 20, 2018
Victoria Falls – Johannesburg
1:30 pm – 3:05 pm

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 4, 2018: Initial deposit of $1,700.00 per person
  • June 5, 2018 to 0 days prior to travel: No refund

Airline tickets are non-refundable once ticketed.