Touring Date


06 Jan 2019  - 31 Dec 2019

General

Signature Southern Africa, is an 8 night/ 9 days package , that  focuses on 5 star quality accommodations, in 3 key areas of Southern Africa:

We start with 2 nights on a Big 5 safari, in a fantastic reserve and exclusive safari lodge , called Camp Ndlovu, renowned for its waterhole directly in front of the lodge, and excellent close up wildlife photography. 

We then fly south, to Cape Town, to enjoy a fascinating 4 night stay in the beautiful Belmond Mount Nelson hotel withr some impressive day tours, including Cape of Good Hope, Table Mountain,  and ending with Shabbat services in the oldest  orthodox  synagogue in the whole of the Southern Hemisphere. 

Finally we will fly up to Victoria Falls town, for a 2 night stay , in the recently upgraded Stanley and Livingstone hotel,  including a lovely second safari, guided tour of the Victoria falls and a sunset cruise on the Zambezi river. 

Starts every Monday in Johannesburg International airport, and ends on Tuesday back in Johannesburg international airport, with guaranteed departure based on a minimum of 2 participating guests. 

All tours in Cape Town are private, with your own dedicated tour guide. All tours in the Big 5 Safari reserve and Victoria Falls, are shared with a maximum of 6 other guests in your safari vehicle. 

FOR FURTHER DETAILS PLEASE CLICK ON THIS ITINERARY https://wetu.com/Itinerary/Overview/b7ced1f6-d7c9-467b-9801-3da78e447d6c?m=d

Activities

 

DAY 1 : WELGEVONDEN GAME RESERVE

Monday: Arrive Johannesburg preferably on a morning flight. 2 hour 30 minute  Road transfer to our private bush lodge in Welgevonden Game reserve, bordering Marakele National Park. Welcome drinks, time to relax and recover from international flight, and lunch. Afternoon safari drive, followed by dinner. 

 
EXPERT TIPS

Camp Ndlovu, has a direct arrangement with a Kosher caterer that delivers lovely pre-made meals to the lodge daily. They can cater all the way up to Chalav Yisrael dairy, and Mehadrin commission meat. Please ensure you make special mention of this level of ingredient, if required on your enquiry form. 

This incredible reserve has more than 300 kilometres of private safari roads, allowing the lodge to explore large , and interesting eco systems to locate the Big 5. The hilly and scenic terrain is very different to any other reserve in Africa, and hence a great plus point for safari goers wanting endless vistas, incredible sunsets, and close photographic encounters with the wildlife. 

the lodge has 5 exclusive suites, with private plunge pools, overlooking the river course, and 

the main lodge area directly overlooks a waterhole, which is regularly visited by elephant, lion, antelope and even leopard.  Its a haven of tranquility, awesome setting for a private , upmarket lodge experience, which is as good a safari, as any other safari in South Africa, and it offers the added benefit of being in a malaria free area, and a lot less travel time from Johannesburg than other more distant safari experiences. 

 
DAY 2 : WELGEVONDEN GAME RESERVE

Tuesday: Early morning safari drive, and snacks, return to the lodge as the heat of the day increases for a breakfast/ brunch. Time at leisure , before afternoon safari drive, including sundowners in the bush. Return after dark and nocturnal animal search to lodge for dinner under the stars on the viewing deck

 
 
DAY 3 : CAPE TOWN

Wednesday: Early morning safari drive, and snacks, return to the lodge as the heat of the day increases for a breakfast/ brunch. Transfer 2 hour 30 minutes to Johannesburg airport, fly to Cape Town. Transfer to hotel, with champagne served on viewsite en route. Welcome dinner

 
EXPERT TIPS

Belmond Mount Nelson lies of 9 acres of gardens, set below the famous towering cliffs of Table Mountain, in the historic suburb of Gardens in Cape Town. It is the oldest and most famous hotel in the city, and oozes with history, and yet also with a recent full upgrade, modern amenities and excellent comfort.

With rolling lawns, numerous swimming pools, a huge spa and wellness centre, plus easy access on foot to the national art gallery, and the central ornate gardens that border on Parliament, its an iconic hotel in a fantastic area.

Just 7 minutes walk from the Cape Town Hebrew Congregation, and the oldest synagogue in the southern hemisphere, it also perfectly located for the Sabbath. 

Kosher meals are delivered by our preferred Kosher caterers, as well as Shabbat meals which are included in the price. 

DAY 4 : CAPE TOWN

Thursday: Full day private Cape Point tour. Includes: vehicle, guide, Chapmans Peak Drive, visit to Cape Point & funicular, visit the Penguin Colony at Boulders beach. Excludes: lunch, all extras. 

 
DAY 5 : CAPE TOWN

Friday : Full day private Cape Town City & Table Mountain tour. Includes: vehicle, guide, Table Mountain tickets, visit to two museums, Castle of Good Hope. A lovely visit to the Kirstenbosch tree canopy walk  is also a highlight set on the slopes of Newlands peak and an amazing botanical reserve. Return with good time to prepare for Sabbath Friday services, and then walk 7 minutes to the Local Shul. Thereafter enjoy Sabbath meal at the Hotel.  

TM and Stadium
 
DAY 6 : CAPE TOWN

Saturday: Walk to the Shul for morning services. Afternoon at leisure with Sabbath meals included. 

 
DAY 7 : VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE

Sunday : Early morning road transfer to Cape town airport, Fly 3 hours to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Pick up and transfer 20 minutes to the hotel.  That afternoon enjoy a sunset boat cruise on the Zambezi river, to see swimming elephants, fish eagle, hippos, crocodiles and many bird species. Return to the hotel for dinner. 

Shearwater Sunset CruiseShearwater Sunset CruiseShearwater Sunset Cruise
 
EXPERT TIPS

Stanley and Livingstone has recently undergone a massive refurbishment, and in relation to their 5 star quality, at 4 star prices, and a family who own the lodge, that are empathetic to the Jewish cause, we can only but strongly recommend them as our handpicked option in Victoria Falls. 

 

DAY 8 : VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE

Monday:  Morning  guided tour of the Victoria Falls and the protected rainforest within the national park, return to hotel for some refreshments  and then afternoon safari drive in the Victoria Falls Private Game reserve. 

Shearwater Game Drives
 
 
DAY 9 : END OF ITINERARY

Tuesday: 

After breakfast, road transfer to Victoria Falls International Airport. Fly just under 2 hours from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg International airport . Flight 13h30- 15h05.

Connect onto your outgoing international flight from 18h00 onwards. 

Available departures

This tour is repeated every weekday (working day).

Full Itinerary

WELGEVONDEN GAME RESERVE DAYS 1 - 3

Situated in the Waterberg District of South Africa’s Limpopo Province, Welgevoden Private Game Reserve stretches over 36 000 hectares of mountainous terrain cut by deep valleys. It is home to the world-renowned Big Five, one of the largest populations of white rhino on a private reserve in Africa, abundant antelope, over 250 bird species, and several rare wildlife species. Tourists can enjoy an exclusive, peaceful experience with only a limited number of guests allowed in at one time. This malaria-free reserve forms part of the UNESCO-listed Waterberg Biosphere Reserve and is dotted with a number of luxurious private game lodges. Other commonly spotted species include: elephants, buffalo, giraffe, and warthog.

 
CAPE TOWN
DAYS 3 - 7 Resting at the confluence of the Indian and Atlantic oceans, sandwiched between the slopes of the iconic Table Mountain and the glistening sapphire waters of Table Bay, the exceptionally scenic city of Cape Town is in a class of its own. Some cities boast rich culture, vibrant nightlife, a cosmopolitan atmosphere and extraordinary architecture, while others boast breathtaking landscapes and extraordinary natural wonders. Cape Town is lucky enough to be blessed with all of these attractions and so much more. With its bustling harbour, world-class beaches, top-notch vineyards, and its mountainous surroundings brimming with diverse flora and fauna, Cape Town consistently captivates the hearts of all who visit.
CT Aerial
 
 
VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE DAYS 7 - 9

Resting on the southern banks of the Zambezi River at the western end of the eponymous falls, this popular tourist town is compact enough to walk around and makes an ideal base for travellers exploring the seventh wonder of the world, the unfathomably vast Victoria Falls. About two-thirds of the falls can be viewed from the Zimbabwean side and, while the falls are undoubtedly the star attraction, the area provides both adventure seekers and sightseers with plenty of opportunities to warrant a longer stay. Popular activities include scenic flights over the falls in helicopters or microlights, bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls Bridge, white-water rafting (seasonal), and day trips to Chobe National Park. The town itself offers some excellent accommodation and restaurant options as well as an eclectic variety of African curios and authentic art sold by friendly Zimbabwean locals who are wonderfully welcoming and eager to help you enjoy your stay.

 
 
MORE INFORMATION
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
 

Pricing

Last minute January 2019 offer: 

U$ 5790 per person sharing in a double. 

U$ 7790 per person in a single room. 

Valid 5 Jan 2019- 31 Jan 2019

First quarter of 2019

U$ 5990 per person sharing in a double. 

U$ 7960   per person in a single room. 

Valid from 1 Feb 2019-30 April 2019 

Winter offer:

U$ 5650 per person sharing in a double. 

U$ 7450 per person in a single room. 

Valid from 1 May - 31 August 2019. 

Peak season offer: 

U$ 6130  per person sharing in a double. 

U$ 8090  per person in a single room.

Valid from 1 September 2019 - 19 December 2019

>Please note this is not a group tour: Prices are based on a minimum of 2 people travelling, to guarantee departure.  

This is a bespoke private tour, ideal for couples or small families wanting to set their own dates. 

>Prices are based on the current exchange rate of U$ 1 = 13.5 South African Rands. If the exchange rate fluctuates significantly, we reserve the right to adjust the price accordingly. 

>Prices are subject to availability of accommodations, and services. If accommodations are fully booked, we will ensure good alternatives are sourced and communicated upon receiving the enquiry with  your preferred dates. Book now to avoid disappointment! 

>Starts every Monday,  in Johannesburg International airport, and ends on a  Tuesday back in Johannesburg international airport, with guaranteed departure based on a minimum of 2 participating guests. 

 

Includes:

Accommodation with Kosher meals (as specified) in the itinerary

Domestic and Regional Flights as listed in the itinerary. 

Airport transfers 

Day tours clearly listed in the itinerary as included, unless stated as optional.

All tourism and government related taxes.

Arrangements made for Sabbath meals in the cities, and Kosher meals at safari lodges. 

Guided tours with English speaking guides 

* Please note: ( Parev and Milchik meals are served in Zimbabwe. Fleischik meals on request, as Kosher meat is not always freely available in this nation, due to immense constraints on meat imports)

Excludes:

International flights to & from South Africa

Optional day tours, activities, spa treatments etc, that are not part of the daily included program. 

Any meals not clearly stipulated as included. 

Scheduled domestic and regional airline ticket fluctuations due to availability of seats in the class or fare basis quoted.

Accommodation price fluctuations due to availability or room category upgrades. 

Visas ( Normally free of charge into South Africa, and U$ 50 per person bought on arrival in Zimbabwe, at the Victoria Falls airport)

Fleischik meals in Victoria Falls.