South Africa Explorer from $3265

Cape Town - Greater Kruger National Park - Johannesburg

10 days - 8 nights

US departure date: April 8, 2022
Cape Town land tour start date: April 9
Johannesburg return date: April 17

Check Availability or call 919.515.0508

What's Included?

The 10-day land package includes:

Transportation and Lodging

  • 8 nights in superior tourist class hotels or better, 2-share rooms with private bath/shower
  • Flight from Cape Town to Hoedspruit/Kruger
  • All ground transportation by private, air-conditioned motor coach, as per itinerary
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers included with purchased AESU group airfare

Meals

  • 8 full English breakfasts
  • 6 lunches:
    • Boulders Beach lunch
    • Stellenbosch winery lunch
    • Daily Game Reserve(3)
    • Soweto lunch
  • 6 specialty dinners:
    • Welcome Taste Safari dinner & drumming session
    • Cape Town South African specialties
    • Daily Game Reserve (3)
    • Johannesburg Multi-cultural & Farewell dinner
  • Activities & Admissions

    • Cape Town orientation tour
    • Welcome orientation and 14-dish taste safari dinner and drumming session
    • Chapman's Peak
    • Cape Point National Park
    • Flying Dutchman funicular
    • Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
    • Table Mountain
    • Stellenbosch Wine Country & Tastings
    • Flight from Cape Town to Hoedspruit
    • Makalali Private Game Reserve (or similar)
    • Greater Kruger National Park
    • Daily morning & afternoon game drives at Kruger Park
    • Bush country fauna & flora
    • Lodge activities and pool
    • Panorama Route
    • Blyde River Canyon Reserve
    • Bourke’s Luck Potholes
    • God’s Window
    • Soweto Township
    • Apartheid Museum
    • Hector Pieterson Memorial
    • Nelson Mandela House

    Plus:

    • A private tour director for the entire duration of the land tour
    • All service charges and local taxes

In the lower portion of the vast African continent lies South Africa, a fascinating and diverse country famous for its wildlife, such as the lions of Greater Kruger National Park, and the unique fauna, flora and coastal penguins of the Cape Peninsula. South Africa has coastlines with endless beaches on both the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. The friendly locals count eleven official languages, including Zulu, Afrikaans, English, and Xhosa and the cosmopolitan cities of Johannesburg and Cape Town are bustling with excitement. Get ready for the adventure-of-a-lifetime!

Free Airport Transfers & Discount Airfare

When you book your airfare through AESU, you get these great benefits:

  • Free airport transfers overseas on tour start and return dates
  • Hassle free—we take care of all the details
  • Free quotes & competitive rates
  • Fly with fellow travelers
  • Flexible payment schedule
  • AESU can help with special flight requests too
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Cape Town Dining Experience at Pigalle Restaurant
$75

Well-known as the perfect venue for a stylish evening out, the Pigalle Restaurant offers its guests live entertainment from a dance floor alongside superb dinner courses. Renowned for fresh seafood and Chalmar steak, the menu comprises of classic dishes with a subtle Portuguese flair.

Gin Tasting Experience
$32

Gin Tasting at Urbanolog restaurant before dinner.

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What to do during your free time? For more details or current local events talk to your tour director or your local city guide. They are always the best source for free-time activities and offer great tips on restaurants or local hang-outs.

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Meals

Traveling on this trip will introduce you to some native cuisine, including local specialties.

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Hotels

We stay in superior tourist class hotels or better, all with private bath/shower in 2-share rooms. Our hotels have been specially selected for their local atmosphere, friendly hospitality, and cleanliness. Our stay at Greater Kruger National Park will be at lodges.

You'll be given a complete hotel address list with your final documents. Properties are subject to change and any substitutions would be the equivalent of those listed. All land package rates are based on two people sharing a room. If traveling solo and not wanting to pay the single supplement, AESU will attempt to arrange a share with a same-gender travelers. If a share cannot be arranged a single supplement will apply.

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SUN SQUARE CITY BOWL HOTEL, Cape Town

Located in Cape Town's city center, Sun Square Cape Town City Bowl offers accommodations within walking distance of trendy Bree Street. This modern hotel offers free Wi-Fi and rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with an electronic safe and a mini fridge. They all have a flat-screen TV. Enjoy a buffet-style breakfast. Sun Square Cape Town City Bowl features an enclosed rooftop pool and a fitness center.

MAKALALI PRIVATE GAME LODGE, Makalali Private Game Reserve

Located within Makalali Private Game Reserve west of Kruger Park, the Makalali Private Game Lodge offers accommodations in lodges. This Big Five game reserve spreads over 26000 hectares. Makalali's Main Lodge offers superior rooms with private bathrooms, indoor and outdoor shower. Meals are served on your private deck or in the dining lounge. Guests can also use this area to relax by the fireplace.

SOUTHERN SUN HYDE PARK SANDTON, Johannesburg

Southern Sun Hyde Park forms part of the Hyde Park Corner shopping center. It features a swimming pool, fitness center and free Wi-Fi is available. Each room offers air-conditioning, a flat-screen satellite TV, iPod docking station and a DVD player. The private bathroom has a bath and shower.

South Africa Explorer$3265.00
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Start In Cape TownEnd In JohannesburgLand Only
2022
Apr 9   Tour is closed for saleApr 17$3265

Or call 800-638-7640 to speak with a travel expert

If you purchase your own airfare, book your overnight flight from the USA one day earlier than the tour start date listed above.

*Price per person based on a twin share room. If you are a solo traveler, upon request AESU can attempt to arrange for you to share a twin with a same-gender traveler. If you prefer a single room, or if AESU cannot arrange a shared room a single supplement of $860 will be applied to your reservation.

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AIRFARE

Gateway Cities

Fly into Cape Town return from Johannesburg.

Airfare is not included in land price. If you choose to book air with AESU, after receipt of your land booking, AESU will email you a quote with your tour confirmation invoice. You will have 72 hours to accept or decline airfare. (Or call AESU at 800-638-7640 for a quote prior to booking).

Book Airfare with AESU - FREE Airport Transfers

Purchase your airfare from AESU and receive free arrival/departure transfers between the airport and your hotels. We also try to book you on the same flights as others traveling on your tour. Land only participants BOOKING OWN FLIGHT OVERSEAS, DO NOT receive airport arrival/departure transfers. If you book land only with us, book your flights from the USA one day earlier than the tour start date. If you are not booking flights through AESU, we recommend not booking airfare until your tour is guaranteed (This will be noted on website with “guaranteed departure” next to tour start date).

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How to Book

Click on a date above to get a quote or book online. You can make your $500 deposit ONLINE to confirm your space on the land tour. Full payment isn't due until 120 days before departure, and you or friends and family can make partial payments after you've booked (See NOTE below if within 120 days). Or you can scan/email or fax a booking form.

If you just want a quote and don’t want to secure a spot on the land program, select date above and click “Get a Quote” button on next page.

NOTE: Reservations to be paid in full 120 days prior to departure. Reservations received after this date are subject to availability and any airfare quote can only be held for 72 hours. Payment in full, for late bookings, will be due upon receipt of invoice from AESU. A late booking fee of $150 per person will apply.

All prices reflect a cash discount (For full payment by credit card, there is a 4% processing fee.)

To download a copy of the Terms and Conditions Click here.

Payment Plan

After paying a deposit of $500 online to reserve your spot, you can pay your balance in as many installments as you like, with a minimum of $100 for each transaction and no service fee. Please indicate booking number on your check payment. If you prefer to pay installments by credit card, please call us at 800-638-7640 for details. (All prices reflect a cash discount. There is a 4% processing fee for any payments made by credit card after initial deposit.) The total tour cost (land, and air if applicable) must be paid in full at least 120 days before departure.

INSURANCE: We highly recommend travel insurance. (Check if trip insurance is offered directly by your Alumni Assoc.) If not, you can get a quote and purchase online through Trip Assure. See the insurance link on AESU's website under Travel Tools or copy this link into your browser: https://www.tripassure.com/main/?welcome=AESU3922MD

Is This Trip Right for You?


“When booking a trip, I was searching for a balance of structured tours and adequate free time, and I found that with AESU!”
-Past traveler

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