Nov. 1 to 14, 2012
November 1, 2012 - November 14, 2012
South Africa - it's possible
Experience the hospitality of South Africa and get in touch with its wide variety of fascinating cultures and local traditions. Join Flying Wheels Travel as we show you the country's natural wonders, draw you into the rhythm and soul of Africa, give you close encounters with its regal wildlife and take you on an unforgettable journey through South Africa’s ancient and recent past.
$5,633.00 per person (double occupancy)
$6,983.00 per person (single occupancy)
Group travel benefits
- Customized accessible tours with English-speaking guide (listed tours included in rate)
- Entrance fees as per itinerary
- Experienced care and tour escorts to assist throughout travel (based on group size)
- Transportation in an accessible van
- Hotel accommodations with daily breakfast - all meals included at game lodge - two dinners and one lunch
- Personal care attendants and/or nurse (based on group size or arranged on an individual basis)
- Roommates for single travelers may be arranged
- Security and social opportunities of group travel experience
- Porterages at accommodations
- Gratuities for rangers and guides at attractions
|Nov 01||Depart US|
|Nov 02||Arrive Cape Town|
|Nov 03||Table Mountain and Kirstenbosch Gardens|
|Nov 04||Cape of Good Hope and Hout Bay|
|Nov 05||Wine lands area and tasting|
|Nov 06||Garden Route via the Breede River Valley|
|Nov 07||Wildlife Ranch and Ostrich Farm|
|Nov 08||Eco-cruise on Keurbooms River|
|Nov 09||Safari at 5-star malaria free private game reserve|
|Nov 10||Safari at 5-star malaria free private game reserve|
|Nov 11||Cat Sanctuary|
|Nov 12||Mossel Bay, aloe factory and farm experience|
|Nov 14||Cape Town free time before depart for US|
Reservation deadline for this tour is Aug. 1, 2012
Space may be available after this deadline. All itineraries and prices are subject to change without notice and are based on estimated group size. A deposit of $1,000 per person is required to confirm your reservation. If traveling as a single occupant a $2,000 deposit is required. All major credit cards accepted for deposit. Final payment is due by Aug. 27, 2012.
*Rates include all of the listed group benefits. Rates are subject to availability and are the same for accessible or non-accessible rooms. The number of accessible rooms are limited and available on a first come basis. Book early to guarantee your room choice . All itineraries and prices are subject to change without notice and are based on group size. The rate does not include airfare, travel insurance, personal care, or items of a personal nature. Based on exchange rate as of Nov. 28, 2011.
About the tour
Nov. 02 - Arrive in Cape Town and transfer to 4-star hotel next to Victoria and Albert Waterfront.
Nov. 03 - Visit to Table Mountain and enjoy the stunning 360 degree views across Table Bay, the Cape Flats and the mountain chain. Tour the historical and architectural sites of Cape Town including the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens famous for winning worldwide awards.
Nov. 04 - Tour the Cape of Good Hope reserve, stopping at the Penguin colony at False Bay. Take a funicular ride to the old lighthouse at Cape Point. Enjoy the view as we take the famous Chapman’s Peak Drive. Evening is at your leisure.
Nov. 05 - Visit the wine lands area of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl, a must see when in South Africa. Stellenbosch is the second oldest settlement and has most of its original architecture from 1679. Tour the Period House museum and enjoy two wine tasting stops. Evening is at your leisure.
Nov. 06 - Depart for the Garden Route. Enjoy the view as we drive via the Breede River Valley. We continue via the Kogmanskloof Pass into the Klein Karoo and then through more magnificent passes and fertile valleys. Overnight in Calitzdorp. Dinner included.
Nov. 07 - Depart for Oudtshoorn for the day, where we visit a Wildlife Ranch, that has an endangered big cats breeding program. We have lunch and a tour at an Ostrich farm and find out more about these fascinating flightless birds. Later in the afternoon we drive over the Outeniqua Pass to the coastal area of the Garden route. We continue to Knysna for overnight. Lunch included.
Nov. 08 - We head to Plettenberg Bay for an Eco-cruise on Keurbooms river. In the afternoon we have a very memorable afternoon planned – feed and touch the gentle giants of Africa.
Nov. 09 - 10 - Depart for the Eastern Cape and the malaria-free game viewing experience at the 5-star Private game reserve. Days will provide game drive opportunities. All meals are included at the game lodge.
Nov. 11 - After the early morning game drive and breakfast, we depart the private game reserve back to Knysna. Visit a small cat sanctuary where we can see the shy mostly nocturnal animals such as Caracal, Cervil, Black Footed Cats, and Meercats. You will have the opportunity to get close to South Africa’s national bird, the Blue Crane and more.
Nov. 12 - We drive to Mossel Bay, where the first Portuguese Navigator, Dias landed in 1488 and visit the museum which houses the replica caravel boat from the 500 year re-enactment of this famous voyage. We continue to an aloe factory where you can find out more about this plant and its healing properties. We then arrive at our farm experience where we overnight on a Guest Farm in the Heidelberg district. Dinner included.
Nov. 13 - After the farm tour, we continue through the old town of Swellendam with its wonderful history and architecture. Return to Cape Town over Sir Lowry’s Pass. Evening is at your leisure to explore the Victoria and Albert waterfront.
Nov. 14 - Morning at your leisure and free time before departing Cape Town.
Flying Wheels Travel provides more than 40 years of experience and knowledge to make your dream vacation a reality. We will provide customized fully-accessible group shore excursions for you and those traveling with you. We also arrange your flight accommodations and ground transportation.
Please direct all inquires and reservations to Timothy Holtz at Flying Wheels Travel, e-mail or call 612-381-1622.