Spend 9 days exploring two of South Africa’s top highlights-Cape Town & a Safari! This ‘Cape Town & Safari’ package includes all of the very best highlights that both Cape Town and Madikwe Game Reserve have to offer the gay traveller. The activities and accommodation have been specially selected in conjunction with members of The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA). Your journey begins in the Mother City, Cape Town, the best place in the world to visit, according to the prestigious New York Times and host to the famous Mother City Queer Party. You will then travel to one of the most iconic reserves in South Africa, Madikwe Game Reserve, for an authentic immersion into the African continent where the prized Big Five thrive. Your journey ends in Johannesburg, with an overnight stay at the luxurious Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa. ITINERARY Day 1: Cape Town Arrive in Cape Town where private transfer will take you to the chic Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Victoria Junction. Close to all of Cape Town’s major attractions and destinations, your hotel is perfectly located on the fringe of the V&A Waterfront. Later enjoy a spectacular sunset cruise on the luxurious catamaran, The Tigresse. You will have the evening at leisure to enjoy dinner at one of the restaurants in the V&A Waterfront. Day 2: Cape Town After breakfast, set off on a private half day Cape Town and Table Mountain tour. Drive past famous landmarks such as the Castle of Good Hope built in 1666, City Hall, and the Grand Parade. Driving through famous Adderley Street, we will see St. George’s Cathedral: The Anglican Diocese of Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Pass the Company Gardens and the Malay Quarter which is situated on the slopes of Table Mountain where slaves were settled. Continue to join a sparkling tour; witness the art of diamond cutting and the careful craftsmanship of jewellery manufacturing by skilled experts. Optional: Continue to Table Mountain where you can ascend to the top by the revolving cable car (weather permitting). Day 3: Cape Town Your day will be spent at your leisure. Optional: After breakfast, you will enjoy a full day Cape Point Jeep Tour. Bring your camera as this tour offers some of the most spectacular views in the world! Your journey begins with a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast, passing through the cosmopolitan suburbs of Sea Point and Camps Bay to Hout Bay, one of Cape Town’s best-kept secrets. Here, you can take a short boat trip to Duiker Island (for own account and time permitting) to view the Cape Fur Seals which inhabit the island. From there we travel to the Cape Point, a breathtaking rocky promontory. Return to Cape Town by way of Simon’s Town, Fish Hoek and Muizenberg, with a stop at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. Day 4: Cape Town Your day will be spent at your leisure. Optional: After breakfast, you will head off on a full day Old Timer Winelands Tour. What is the best feature of a Cape Winelands tour? Not only does a Winelands tour take in the crisp white and classic French-style red wines, fantastic cheeses and olives that the area is famous for, but it also gives you a chance to savour its natural beauty. Explore vast estates as we take you along the Cape Winelands’ principal route through Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek in a vintage classic car, adding an extra element of refinement and class. Day 5: Cape Town Your day will be spent at your leisure. Optional: During December, around the 15th, the Mother City hosts one of the biggest parties of the year, the Mother City Queer Party (MCQP). Amazing dance floors, stages and entertainment are all part of it. Each year the party is themed so that you can get your perfect outfit ready. Additional Optional Day Tours: Robben Island | High Tea Experience at a well-known 5* Hotel—The Mount Nelson | Half Day Township Tour | Full Day Hermanus Tour, optional Shark Cage Diving Day 6-7: Madikwe Game Reserve After breakfast, you will check in for a direct flight from Cape Town to OR Tambo International Airport. You will then be transferred by road to Jamala Madikwe Royal Safari Lodge for an exquisite safari experience. When you aren’t on game drives, you can enjoy the on-site gym or have a revitalising spa treatment. In the evenings, expect gourmet dining either in the boma or on the star deck. Day 8: Johannesburg After breakfast, you will road transferred back to Johannesburg and then on to tranquil Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa perfectly set on eleven acres of stables and beautiful rolling lawns. Day 9: Johannesburg After breakfast, you will continue with your onward travel arrangements.
Package Price: From ZAR 38 850.00 per person sharing Rates are valid for December 2018. Enquire for full details.