15 Days / 14 Nights
May 1- June 15, 2023
Start packing your bags and make your dream become a reality with our "Journey to South Africa by myXOAdventures.com. This dream vacation leads you through the most amazing places in the country and on the continent! While visiting South Africa and Zimbabwe we'll experience everything from sea life to the wild safari. Local culture, cuisine, and the cradle of humankind all to take in through your eyes and experience in your soul.
We'll see elephants, zebras, water buffalo, hyenas, penguins and more. Where else can you go with that much diversity? So many experiences including a Hot Air Balloon Safari, meals, tours, top notch accommodations and more come together in our offering to you. Please take note that like all of our Adventures, we include a representative from myXOadventures.com to ensure you have a member of our family to meet your expectations.
We are extremely excited to offer you this custom made experience and hope to see you on Journey to South Africa. ~ XO
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
DAY 1: DEPARTING USA
Buckle up, you're about to have some of the greatest moments of your life. Today you depart for your overnight flight to Cape Town.
DAY 2: Adventure Begins
After landing in Cape Town, you'll be met and escorted to your vehicle and transferred to the beautiful Southern Sun The Cullinan Hotel. Southern Sun The Cullinan is a premier hospitality destination offering grand hotel accommodations in the heart of Cape Town just moments from the Waterfront. You'll have this afternoon at your Leisure to do as you wish.
DAY 3: Cape Town
Today you will experience a full day in Cape Town including a Cape Malay Cooking Safari (4 hours) including lunch, a walkthrough the Bo-Kaap visiting various spice shops and a cooking experience in a local private home. Afterwards we enjoy a cable car ride to Table Mountain. (weather permitting of course). The Castle of Good Hope and Company Gardens makes for quite a site and experience. Later we'll drive past the beautiful Parliament Buildings and the unpleasant memories of the Slave Lodge before returning to our posh hotel.
DAY 4: The Majestic Cape Peninsula
Full day Peninsula Tour including Hout Bay with Seal Island Cruise, Chapmans Peak Drive, Cape Point, a ride on the Funicular and Simon's Town.
We will enjoy a spectacular lunch at Bertha's Restaurant (Included) and once we're finished we'll go sightseeing for African Penguins at Boulders Beach with a wine tasting at Klein Constantia.
DAY 5: West Coast Bliss
We spend a full day on the West Coast including a visit to the !Khwa Ttu San Heritage Centre - San Guided Experience (1h30m), a delicious West Coast beach lunch (included) at the beautifully pictured Die Strandloper Langebaan. This extraordinary culinary experience for lunch is a 10-course menu taking 3 - 4 magnificent hours! The dining area is outdoors, mostly covered by shading. The turquoise ocean is only a stone's-throw away and you can actually stick your feet into the sand right at your table. The atmosphere is laid-back and informal and you’ll be welcomed with the famous West Coast hospitality – you’ll feel at home from the moment you arrive! The dining area is built around a series of fire pits at which your meal will be cooked. Think linefish, curries, seafood stews, kreef (crayfish) and, of course, the famous homemade breads.
After this amazing day, we return to Cape Town for the rest of your night at your leisure. We Overnight at a classic 4 Star Highly rated hotel for 2 nights.
DAY 6: Spice Route and Chocolate Tasting
On this morning after breakfast we visit the Legendary Spice Route, then visit to Paarl, a wine region perfect for pairing with a chocolate tasting. Enjoy a delectable table lunch at Cascade Manor waterfall (included) tonight we stay at a wonderful classic 4 Star Highly rated hotel.
DAY 7: Transfer to Franschhoek Day if Wine
Today we take a scenic transfer to Franschhoek for a Full day Wine Tram - Hop On
Hop-Off experience. The ticket for the Hop on Hop Off is included. You simply choose the wine tastings you would like, and as much as you like at your own expense.
Breakfast is included this day as it is every day, lunch and dinner are flexible according to your tastes and on your own.
DAY 8: Kruger National Park
Transfer to Cape Town International Airport including a departure
Meet and Greet then Fly CPT/SZK - (not included), and arrive at Skukuza Airport, the only airport in Kruger National Park! Next we transfer to a 5 Star highly rated Imabali Safari Lodge Suite. Check it out, you'll love it.
Visit the South African National Parks Conservation levy in Safari Quantum vehicles.
This Afternoon we enjoy a game drive and included are 3 meals per day, two safaris daily,
DAY 9: Enjoy a Full Day of Lodge Activities
Do what you want, when you want, how you want. Today is yours.
DAY 11: Early Morning Game Drive
Today after our game drive we transfer lodge to Skukuza Airport - done in Quantum vehicles. We Fly SZK/JNB - not included in quotation and arrive in OR Tambo International Airport where we will be met by an Arrival Meet and Greet who will transfer us to our hotel at the Southern Sun OR Tambo Airport.
DAY 12: Adventure to Magaliesberg!
We set off on an extra special Adventure to Magaliesberg, a World Biosphere Reserve! Upon our arrive we'll experience the beauty of this area by Hot Air Balloon. From our perspective we'll be able to view the animals, Hartbeesport Dam, and the Kgaswane Mountain Range! Magaliesberg is known and as the cradle of humankind and we get to let this natural drama unfold from the sky. After all the fun, we'll enjoy a hot cup of tea or coffee, biscuits, sparkling wine with a wonderful breakfast and a citation of bravery. Later, we return to our hotel for the last night at Southern Sun OR Tambo.
DAY 13: Sunset River Cruise
This morning we are transferred from our hotel to OR Tambo International Airport where we will be escorted by our departure Meet and Greet and Fly JNB/VFA - (not included) arriving in Victoria Falls Airport. We will be transferred to the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge to check in and then immerse ourselves in a Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi Explorer Signature Deck.
DAY 15: Full Day Chobe Excursion
We have a Full day in Chobe National Park including a Boat Cruise, Buffet Lunch and Game Drive. All to finish it off with a Boma Dinner. In case you were wondering, a Boma Dinner is a quintessential part of the bush lore, traditionally it was when village elders came together to celebrate or debate something in their community. We certainly have something to celebrate! Afterward we overnight at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge.