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Cultured Vacations 2019 South Africa Experience

Johannesburg & Cape Town, South Africa

November 2 – 9, 2019

Hey Cultured Vacationers!

Join us for a cultured 7 night experience in South Africa, as we tour Johannesburg and Cape Town and enjoy the culture, the food and great company.

Itinerary is as follows:

  • Nov 1, depart the states for Johannesburg (RT flight from States not included)
  • Nov 2, upon arriving to Johannesburg, and clearing customs, you will be met by a local representative who will transfer you to the Radisson Blu Gauteng. Get settled and get some rest because we have lots of epic-ness ahead!
  • Nov 3, enjoy breakfast at the hotel and then get ready for a full day tour of Johannesburg and Soweto! We’ll check out the  Apartheid Museum and later have the opportunity to discover Nelson Mandela’s house, where we will learn about his family’s history and time spent in Soweto. (Breakfast included)
  • Nov 4, after breakfast at the hotel , we will be transferred to the airport to throw up the deuces to Johannesburg and head to the “Mother City” as known by the locals, AKA Cape Town.  Upon arrival in Cape Town, we will be met by a local representative that will transport us to Cape Milner, our home base for our stay in Cape Town. (Breakfast included)
  • Nov 5, after breakfast at the hotel we will tour Cape Town with Table Mountain (#views y’all!) and spend the afternoon visiting the townships to see notable places. (Breakfast included)
  • Nov 6, enjoy breakfast at the hotel before we venture off for our safari day! Over 1,200 wild animals can be seen on our game drive. You will want to pack a selfie stick for sure to capture pics of you and all of God’s creation.  (Breakfast included)
  • Nov 7, fuel up with breakfast before we make our way to the V&A Waterfront to board the ferry to Robben Island.  For 400 years, Robben Island was a place of imprisonment.  It was here that Nelson Mandela and the founding leader of the Pan Africanist Congress, Robert Manaliso Sobukwe were imprisoned.   We will take the ferry back to the waterfront to explore on our own. (Breakfast included)
  • Nov 8, you know the drill.  Start the day with breakfast and we will head to the Cape.  I mean what’s a visit to Cape Town without seeing the beauty of the cape?  We’ll have an afternoon lunch, do some light shopping and come back to enjoy the rest of the day on your own, with a group farewell dinner. (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner included)
  • Nov 9, after breakfast, we will say our goodbyes and head back to The States!

This is definitely going to be a memorable journey to South Africa, and we hope you can join us!

Where You’ll Stay…

Radisson Blu Gautrain and Cape Milner Boutique Hotel

The Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel, Sandton Johannesburg is connected to all that the city has to offer,  through the high-speed train at Sandton Gautrain Station. Just across the street from the train station, near Johannesburg’s city center, the hotel offers modern comforts away from home.

The Cape Milner Boutique Hotel,  is modern, boutique-style living in a secluded, yet convenient location.  It’s the perfect mix of contemporary boutique and old-world charm.  With colorful geometric designs, African craft and silver-tinted ceilings, it is  just the spot for Cultured Vacationers!

Vacation Packages have the following inclusions:

 

  • Roundtrip shared transfers from JNB airport to JNB hotel; Roundtrip shared transfers from CPT airport to CPT hotel
  • 2 nights at the Radisson Blu Gautrain hotel in Sandton Johannesburg in a standard room, 1 King or 2 twins beds by request
  • One-way flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town (baggage fees not included)
  • 5 nights at the Cape Milner hotel in Cape Town in a standard room, 1 King or 2 twins beds by request
  • All activities as listed in the itinerary, to include entry fees

What’s Not Included:

  • Your flight from the States to Johannesburg (make sure you arrive November 2) and your returning flight from Cape Town on November 9, 2019
  • Tips/gratuities for housekeeping,  waitstaff, guides or drivers
  • Transportation outside of what is listed above
  • Meals outside of what is listed above
  • Additional excursions

This package is land and airfare in Africa only.  No airfare from the US to Africa is included.

We know it’s helpful to have some flexibility when traveling, so we aren’t locking you in to airfare from the US in your package.

This frees you up to use points, miles, gift cards etc. with an airline that you would like to use towards your airfare to South Africa, and customize the flight plan that works best for you!

PACKAGE PRICING – LAND ONLY (Without Roundtrip Airfare From the US)
  • Double Occupancy

  • $2300per person
  • Single Occupancy

  • $2995per person

Trip Insurance

Trip insurance for this package is included to provide some level of protection in the unforeseen circumstance of a medical emergency while traveling and to protect your vacation investment. It also reimburses nonrefundable payments, less the cost of insurance, if you must cancel or interrupt your trip due to an illness, injury, job loss or death.  If you need to cancel for another reason, you will receive 50% back of funds paid if optional coverage for CANCEL ANY REASON is selected*, less the cost of the insurance and the cancellation fee of $200/person.

If elected, trip insurance must be paid at the time of deposit, and starts at $199/person (cost based on age and variety of factors).  To get a quote and purchase travel insurance click the link at the bottom of the page.

*Except for New York and Pennsylvania residents.

Important Information

You will need to have a passport to travel to South Africa, and it must be valid for six months after you return from the trip.  If your passport is due to expire before May 12, 2020, you will need to renew it before traveling. Failure to do so may prevent you from traveling or entering back into the States — neither is a good look!

Let’s Talk Reservations & Payments

Making reservations for this package signifies your acceptance of our Terms and Conditions.  The deposit per traveler is a non-refundable payment of $150/person.

Reservations must be made with your full government name and birth dates as they appear on your passport.  Any changes to the information provided will result in a change fee of $50/person.

Prices are subject to change without notice. A deposit is the only way to lock in rates.

If you are electing to room with someone (double occupancy), both of you must pay your initial deposits at the same time in order for the rates and reservation to be guaranteed.  If one of the roommates is no longer able to attend, the remaining traveler is responsible for covering the entire portion of the room, taxes and fees that was left unpaid by roommate, or that is due once second roommate is cancelled and the room turns to single occupancy.

Payment Schedules

Cultured Vacations accepts reservations and payments according to two schedules:

  • Payment in full at the time of booking
  • Payments over time with final payments due August 15, 2019

 

Payment in Full

You may pay in full at the time of booking. No future payments will be needed, unless you later modify your reservations.  This option allows you to save $100.

 

Payment Plan

You may choose to make payments over time!  Simply complete a payment via your dedicated invoice link and payments will be processed automatically.  Once initially set up, you may go into your invoice at any time and make additional payments.

  • $150/person deposits accepted beginning October 1, 2018  (non-refundable)
  • August 15, 2019 – Final Payment Due

When you (and your roommate) are ready to make your deposits, please complete your details at this link.

Payment #2: $400 on December 1, 2018

Payment #3: $400 on February 1, 2019

Payment #4: $400 on April 1, 2019

Payment #5: $400 on June 1, 2019

Payment #6: Final Balance on August 15, 2019

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