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Friends in Africa

Outdoors, Wildlife, Food, Wine & Culture!

November 16-27, 2022
How about a trip down under? Not that down under, the other one..Africa!

Join this group of friends in November 2022 for 12 days of a memorable experience culminating in a 3-day safari.
Featuring Cape Town, The Garden Route, The Winelands, and Kruger National Park, this 12-night/13-day journey introduces you to South Africa, where you will most certainly leave your heart behind. Below, you will find the itinerary we have designed for your party. It is one that we have hosted many times, and a great way to introduce you to the highlights of this beautiful and diverse country.
Hosted by two of our best guides, let yourself be pampered on this journey. Relax, leave the worries and logistics to us and discover the beauty of this continent in all its splendor.

Pre-game in Dubai & Extension in Cape Town

Fly Emirates from San Francisco to Cape Town, and make a 2-night/2 day stop-over in Dubai during the World Expo. Discover fine dining, amusement parks, Atlantis, and do one of our favorite things when in the UAE: A desert safari with camel rides and Berber dinner under the stars. Ask us about setting up this extension.

You may also arrive a day earlier in Cape Town. Pricing per extra night is $364/room (max 2/room). Private transfer, breakfast and taxes included

Day 1 | D

SOUTH AFRICA AT A GLANCE
Welcome to Cape Town
After being transported to your property by our private driver, unpack and relax. Late afternoon, we make our way to the famous V&A Waterfront to visit the African Modern Art museum and enjoy the sunset on top of the remarkable Silo Hotel. A 3-course dinner, with wine pairings is served there in a private memorable setting.

Day 2 | B,L

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Cape Town & the famous Table Mountain
This morning, we will meet our local certified guide for a history and culture tour, which will include a stop at the colorful Bo Kaap district. After a traditional Cape Malay lunch at one of our favorite eclectic restaurants on Floof Street, we will travel up the iconic Table Mountain in a cable car. The mountain is one of the New 7 Wonders of the World and offers panoramic views of the peninsula. In the evening, enjoy a leisurely dinner with our recommendations.

Day 3 | B,D

Best Warm Places To Visit In December - Simons Town Penguins, South Africa | By Art In Voyage
The Cape Peninsula
Explore the Table Mountain National Park on this all-day adventure. First, we stop at the quaint seaside town of Kalk Bay and continue to the penguin colony where we may get the chance to walk among them. Afterward, we journey to the southernmost tip of Africa to the Cape of Good Hope. On the way back, we drive through the famous Chapman's Peak pass and Hout Bay. Tonight, we have set dinner on the coastline, enjoying the sunset over Cape Town in a beautiful privatized setting.

Day 4 | B,L,D

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The Winelands
This morning, we make our way to the heart of the Cape Winelands where the Wine Fairy meets us for a day of all things wine. After carefully selecting 2-3 wineries based on our guests' preferences, we start a fun and fascinating wine tour in a breathtaking setting. For lunch, we have reserved a table at our favorite winery. For kids, we have set a different program that includes hiking, biking, and horseriding. Tonight, dinner is prepared by our own chef in the manor house of our property and served with local wines.

Day 5 | B

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The Winelands
Day at leisure. Guests wanting to do more wine tours would have the full attention of our hosts to get this organized. Parents wanting to take their kids on a bike or horse adventure will be able to do so as well. The region is also known for its excellent farms, and food tours may be organized for guests wanting to try the excellent cheeses and meats of the region. Dinner is at leisure

Day 6 | B,D

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Garden Route & Elephants
This morning, we depart for Knysna. Our drive will take about 5 hours. On the way, we stop at the Elephant Park for a late lunch and an afternoon private walk with some of the residents of this sanctuary. Kids and adults alike will have a chance to learn about these gentle giants, protected in this habitat overlooking the Indian Ocean. On arrival at our property, a much-deserved cocktail and pool time await. Tonight, our chef has prepared a feast, paired with some local and international wines.

Day 7 | B,L

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Garden Route adventures
After a morning at leisure, we depart for Knysna's Pezula estate. There, we start a hike in the forest of indigenous trees and bushes. We are then met by another local guide who awaits with kayaks. There, we make our way downstream to the mouth of the river where we discover a white sand beach and...lunch set up for us. Kids and adults alike enjoy an afternoon on the beach before heading back to our estate. Dinner is at leisure, with our recommendations (A "braai" or South African Barbecue may be organized on request)

Day 8 | B,D

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Garden Route at Leisure
Today is at leisure. Our team of concierge is able to organize ATV rides in the mountains surrounding your estate, or catamaran cruises in Plettenberg bay, as well as a string of other fun activities such as boating, bungee jumping, canopy tours, and much more. Tonight, dinner is served at the property as we have a very early wake-up call the next morning to catch our flight for a safari adventure.

Day 9 | B, D

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Off to Kruger
An early wake-up call awaits, but for all the right reasons. Today, we make our way to Greater Kruger National Park via a connecting flight. We arrive on time for our afternoon game drive and a sundowner, before a welcome dinner is served in the dry river bed, with traditional dances throughout the evening.

Day 10 |B,L,D

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Kruger Safari
Morning and afternoon game drives await while in Kruger. Our quest is the BIG 5 (Elephants, Buffalos, Lions, Leopard, and Rhinos). In between game drives, enjoy some time by the pool, or ask your rangers to take you on a walking safari. Tonight, dinner is served on the deck.

Day 11 | B,L,D

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Kruger Safari
Morning and afternoon game drives await while in Kruger. We continue looking for the BIG 5, and along the way, we enjoy as the bush awakes at the early hours of the day. Take a deep breath and listen to the sounds across the plains as the wildlife starts its day, be it hunting, feeding, or simply enjoying yet another day in the bush. After another day enjoying the peace, quiet and exceptional scenery, we close with a memorable sundownder followed by dinner served at the property.

Day 12 | B

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Time to go home, or...
Today, you catch a flight to Johannesburg where you connect with your international flight! OR EXTEND TO THE VICTORIA FALLS
Our extension to the Victoria Falls (Pricing on request) starts with a direct flight to Livingstone, Zambia. On arrival, you are transferred to our favorite property, The Royal Livingstone. On property, you will find zebras and springbok roaming, as well as the occasional Giraffe. This afternoon, you make your way across the river to the Royal Livingstone island, where a light lunch awaits and one of the most exciting and thrilling adventures: The Devil's pool. Helped by your guide, slowly walk to the edge of the falls where you sit for a little while in a natural pool, enjoying the views and feeling the strong water pressure all around you. Tonight, dinner is at leisure.

Day 13

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Victoria Falls
On this beautiful day at the Victoria Falls, enjoy different activities. From hiking the falls to kayaking the river, from bungee jumping to river cruises, or even a full day safari to nearby Botswana's Chobe National Park, there are several options our team would be delighted to set up for you. Tonight, enjoy dinner aboard the Victoria Falls Steam train. Cross the border with Zimbabwe the moment of a dinner, and enjoy the views across the falls.

Day 14

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Time to fly home
But before doing so, wake up early for an incredible experience over the falls. Your microlight flight must be done before 8 AM to get the best winds and light. You will be able to record the whole flight and bring home memories to cherish for a lifetime. After freshening up, you are transferred to the airport where you board your flight to Johannesburg, your gateway to the United States.

Important to know

  • A $1,000/person deposit is due at time of booking (minus the commitment deposit already paid, if paid)
  • The final balance will be due 120 days prior to departure.
  • The suggested pre and post extensions (Dubai and Victoria Falls) are not included in the price, but may be arranged by our team, and customized to your specifications. We strongly suggest arriving a day earlier in Cape Town if you are flying DELTA or UNITED due to their very late arrival times
  • What's included

    • 11 nights: 3 nights in Cape Town, 2 nights in the Winelands, 3 nights in Plettenberg Bay and 3 nights in Kruger
      Full privatization of the Plettenberg property
    • Daily traditional breakfasts
    • 5 lunches, 8 dinners (all with wine pairings)
    • open bar in Plettenberg & Kruger (non-premium - special requests can be accommodated)
    • All activities as listed on the itinerary:
      Private tours, tickets to national parks & sites, wine tours& tastings, Elephant park, Whale watching, Kayak & Hiking
    • Services of 2 AIV hosts throughout, 24/7
    • Services of a nanny in Cape Town and the Winelands for Children's activities, or parents night out
    • Private transportation in a luxury air-conditioned coach
    • Domestic flights (coach): George to Kruger, Kruger to Johannesburg
    • Private meet and greet in Johannesburg (for transit transfers)
    • Baggage porter throughout
    • All taxes

    Pricing Information
    per person based

    The Marly Cape Town, by Art In Voyage
    2 adults + 3 children
    $5,883/person
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    The Marly Cape Town, by Art In Voyage
    2 adults + 2 children
    $6,309/person
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    Imbali Safari Lodge, by Art In Voyage
    2 adults
    $6,983/person
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    Add a night in Cape Town (2 people max per room)
    $182/person

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