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South Africa Not the destination of a lifetime – but a lifetime of destinations

Dates: June 15-24

Why South Africa

Wake up with a view of giraffes, wash the elephants, and swim beside the rarest fish. For North American travelers, Africa is a hike, but the majesty of the continent, the uninhabited beaches, and the bucket-list wildlife adventures make the trek worthwhile. Not to mention that the best properties in Africa have unrivaled amenities. (Think: infinity pools overlooking the local elephant’s watering hole.) An incredibly versatile destination, legendary landscapes provide dramatic contrasts, diversity of habitats, a vibrant colourful melting pot of cultures and spectacular tapestries of untamed wilderness

June 15th Arrive in Johannesburg
Upon Arrival our in destination team will whisk you away via private fleet of vehicles.
Discover iconic Johannesburg

From traditional ‘muti’ (medicine) shops to exclusive boutiques in upmarket malls there is lots to explore. Enjoy beautiful walks in indigenous gardens or check out the vibrant theaters, museums, cultural villages, and restaurants. Johannesburg is a diverse cultural melting pot, deserving of its name of ‘iGoli’ — or ‘City of Gold’.

Luxury Suite 861SQFT/80SQM, King bed, Butler,Wifi
Saxon Hotel

THE DETAILS

Serene in marble and light wood, the décor brings in subtle geometric prints and plush furnishings interspersed with novel Eastern influences and African artefacts. The suite has a king size bed, separate bathroom with bath and walk-in shower. The open plan layout includes a lounge and dining area with business desk and iPod docking station. The shutters open to views of the garden, city skyline and pool terrace.

INCLUSIONS
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary full mini bar and snacks
  • High speed WiFi
  • In suite entertainment
  • Use of Spa hydro facilities
  • 24 hour butler service
  • A bottle of sparkling wine on arrival
  • Newspaper daily, parking
  • Bottled mineral water
  • Fresh flowers
  • Access to fitness centre.

Our Sommeliers’

Deep within the heart of the Saxon lie the Wine Cellars. Our Sommeliers’ extensive knowledge of wines enhances the enjoyment of our guests’ culinary experiences. The Sommeliers spend a great deal of their time in the Cellars, testing and tasting the wide range of proudly South African wines as well as classic international vintages to ensure that the perfect wine is paired with every meal.

Saxon Hotel In An Urban Oasis
At the heart of the City of Gold, beneath the warm sunshine in the opulent, tree-lined suburb of Sandhurst, lies the enchanting Saxon Hotel. A uniquely perfect blend of rich cultural history and contemporary five-star service, the Saxon is situated on ten acres of magnificent indigenous gardens, providing a private and peaceful retreat like no other.
June 16 Explore Johannesburg

WORLD CLASS SHOPPING IN THE HEART OF JOHANNESBURG. The areas surrounding the Saxon are recognized as world-class shopping destinations, offering a wide variety of shopping experiences, from designer boutiques to local artifacts and curios. The most exclusive shopping malls, including Hyde Park, Melrose Arch, Rosebank Mall, Sandton City, and Nelson Mandela Square are just a few minutes away.

Exclusive Shopping Malls
NELSON MANDELA MUSEUM & DESMOND TUTU HOUSE

Our tour takes visitors to the Nelson Mandela Museum, the original Soweto home of Nelson Mandela, as well as the former home of Desmond Tutu on Vilakazi Street, Orlando West

UNION BUILDINGS AND PRETORIA BOTANICAL GARDENS

APARTHEID MUSEUM

The Apartheid Museum tells the story of the triumph of the human spirit over adversity. The museum is a superb example of design, space and landscape, offering the international community an insight into South Africa’s past. The exhibits have been assembled and organized by a multi-disciplinary team of curators, film-makers, historians and designers. They include film footage, photographs, text panels and artifacts illustrating the events and human stories from the Apartheid era

Liliesleaf

Tucked away in the leafy suburb of Rivonia, Johannesburg is Liliesleaf. Once the nerve centre of the liberation movement and a place of refuge for its leaders, today Liliesleaf is one of South Africa’s foremost, award-winning heritage sites, where the journey to democracy in South Africa is honoured

June 17 Explore
Take A quick Flight To A Paradise Reserve
Take a Walk on the Wild Side

This is the ultimate once-in-a-lifetime experience, a close encounter with the Big Five-Lions, Leopards, Rhinos, Elephants, and Cape Buffalos. Close enough to feel your heart beating faster and yet far enough to keep out of harm’s way.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included in your stay, as well as all soft drinks and South African wines, local spirits and liqueurs.
Guests are taken on game drives in a shared game viewing vehicle
You can expect to spot a wide variety of game species, from black and white rhino to elephant, lion, leopard and cheetah, as well as buffalo, giraffe, sable antelope, black impala, tsessebe, nyala, blesbok, waterbuck, klipspringer and Cape mountain zebra, and even spotted hyena, in addition to abundant birdlife
SAFARI BUTLER AT YOUR SERVICE
Your personal Butler is on hand to turn down your room in the evening and to assist you at all times. From early morning wake-up calls for a sunrise safari to organising a sundowner cruise, your personal Butler will cater to your every need during your stay at Zulu Camp on Shambala Private Game Reserve.
June 18-19 Life On the Reserve

Bush picnics at Shambala are unforgettable, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the African bush with its plentiful wildlife and lilting birdcalls. Accompanied by our professional game rangers, who will select the perfect spot for spreading the picnic blankets and luxurious cushions for you to spend a relaxing afternoon in the warm sunshine. Sit back and enjoy the delicious gourmet picnic feast prepared specially for you by our Chefs. You will be amazed what animal sightings you might have from your picnic setting.

  • SUNDOWNER CRUISE-One complimentary sundowner cruise is included in your stay.
  • BUSH PICNICS-Not your usual picnic
  • GUIDED BUSH WALK-Be Immersed in nature
  • QUAD BIKING-prefer a different kind of thrill
unhurried atmosphere, combined with the natural beauty of the surroundings
END THE DAY IN STYLE
Star Gazing
Night Falls and the braai is fired up, as we serve up barbecue under the stars. As sun sets, the delicious smell of grilling meat wafts through the air, beckoning. Dine out in the wild on carved meats from South Africa. The calls of wild animals such as cheetah and Barbary sheep can be heard in the distance, and some inquisitive visitors might even appear from the savannah. Star-gazing in the wide expansive skies of South Africa you will be treated to a magical display of stars beyond your wildest imagination.
Wine
Sommeliers spend a great deal of their time in the Cellars, testing and tasting the wide range of proudly South African wines as well as classic international vintages to ensure that the perfect wine is paired with every meal.
A Quick Flight to Cape Town
June 19th Welcome to Cape Town
Set on the V&A Waterfront, this luxurious resort with sleek, African-inspired decor offers excellent amenities and top-notch service. Here you’ll find the famous Nobu restaurant, which makes copious use of locally sourced ingredients, as well as a swanky bar with views of Table Mountain. The resort has 91 rooms plus 40 suites on two private islands in the fronting marina (a third island is home to an ESPA spa.) There’s also a KidsOnly clubhouse with a movie and game lounge, reading area, computer room and garden supervised by a multilingual staff.
AVAILABLE TO OUR GUESTS
  • Breakfast daily in Reuben’s
  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Use of Spa Thermal Suites and Fitness Centre
  • Secure underground parking
  • Complimentary WiFi throughout the resort
  • Full Concierge service
  • Staffed Business Centre 12 seat Boardroom (subject to availability, at an additional charge)
  • Twice daily housekeeping services at a service time convenient to your schedule
  • Daily local newspaper (on request)
  • Bottled mineral water
  • Turndown daily
  • Transfers to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront with Jarat Tours (subject to availability)
Enjoy one of a kind shops only at "One and Only"
MARINA HARBOUR ROOM
June 20th Table Mountain

With Table Mountain, one of the most spiritual places on earth, at its heart and two oceans at its feet, the city of Cape Town, strategically situated at the south-western tip of Africa, has been famed for centuries as the Tavern of the Seas

Let's Take A Hot Air Ballon Ride Overlooking The Iconic Table Mountain Watch the great shadow of the mountain roll over the land, and find the shadow of your balloon below. There are few experiences so spectacular.

You can come up to see the sunrise from the mountainside, watching the great azure expanses of the ocean and the sky, before an afternoon boat trip on which you can look back at the mountain.
The essence of the Cape sidecar adventure

This incredible adventure gives you a green light to explore the beauty of the Cape in fine old country fashion. With the wind in your hair, revel in the sidecar of a chauffeur driven vintage World War II motorbike. This scenic peninsula tour glides through the beautiful suburb of Camps Bay, palm-fringed, with golden sands, this is the spot to be seen and ogle the ever present celebrities

Classic Cars
June 21th Wineland
Spier 1962

WINE TASTING -Join us for a wine tasting in our airy Tasting Room (home to a Heath Nash chandelier made from 334 recycled Spier wine bottles) or on its shady stoep which has gorgeous mountain and dam views.

Whether you decide to take our guided tour by foot or hope on a segway, which is the coolest way to do a breezy lap around the farm, you will enjoy your premium wine tour. We will enjoy up-close-and-personal interactions with eagles, hawks, falcons, owls, kites, buzzards, snakes and lizards. Take part in heart-stopping falconry displays, where we fly birds right to you!

June 22 A day a Leisure

We will provide a handcrafted list of surperb dining options, places to see and be seen.

Plentiful Harbour View Restaurants in South Africa: You'll find dishes influenced by the indigenous population, along with the Dutch, French, Indians and Malaysians and as such it offers a vibrant cuisine that's sure to excite the palate.
June 23 Lets Go Yachting
Lets Chart Our Own Course To Visit the Most Exclusive Beaches in South Africa

Find yourself swimming in crystal clear bays and watching penguin colonies waddle on the shorelines. While sailing along Cape Town’s Atlantic Seaboard you will be served a delectable array of snacks and sparkling wine by a private hostess.

Boulders Beach
Watch graceful whales in their natural habitat
Gain fascinating insights into the lives of these gentle giants
Embark upon a private helicopter tour

Flying low in a helicopter over the city and the coastline. Explore the Cape Peninsula from a unique perspective and marvel at the impressive vistas of a towering Chapman’s Peak and shimmering coast of Noordhoek Beach before circling over Sun Valley, False Bay and the Constantia Winelands.

June 24 It's Your Last Day in Paradise

It's your last day to enjoy

Whats Included

  • All interconnecting flights
  • All meals at the game reserve
  • Big 5 Safari Experience
  • Transport in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle with an English-speaking driver.
  • All hotel accommodations 10-Days in lavish venues
  • Services of a local guide on Day 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8.
  • Breakfast in each hotel and where mentioned
  • Airport and hotel porterage (limited to one suitcase per person).
  • Bottled water during transport
  • City Tour- Soweto tour
  • Winelands tour
  • Table mountain tour (by cable car)
  • Butler service where mentioned
Not Included
  • Meals, Other Than What Was Aforementioned
  • Gratuity
  • Optional tours (hot air balloon, helicopter and yacht)
  • Travel Insurance
  • International flights to Africa (But we are happy to assist in securing)
Total Cost

$5,795.00 Per Person

Deposit Due

June 10th, 2020 or Until Sold OUT

$595.00 Per Person

Final Payment

April 23, 2021

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit confirms agreement to the following terms: I understand all payments to Royal Expression Travels are non-refundable and non-transferable (including deposits). The above total is dependent on a group travel rate and is subject to change if the participation falls below a number necessary for a group. I further acknowledge that I have been advised to purchase travel insurance to protect my investment.
  • Payments: All payments to Royal Expression Travels are non-refundable and non-transferable. In an effort to negotiate the best experience and price, our travel partners do not provide refunds.
  • Roommate: You must ensure your roommate, if applicable, is also making timely monthly payments. We will make every effort to notify you if your roommate is no longer compliant with our payment policy.
  • Monthly payments: are required to keep your reservations current. Your invoice will clearly note your payment plan and as a courtesy we will provide monthly electronic reminders.
  • Please consult with your physician before travel to South Africa. You should also view the Center for Disease Control website for any recommendations.
  • Prices: are subject to change without notice. Please make your reservations today at this price to be locked in.
  • Changes In Flight, Hotels and Transfers: Royal Expression Travels will make every effort to operate all tours as printed in the itinerary, digital brochures, flyers and on the website. However, circumstances may arise which would require an adjustment to the tour. We will do all that is possible to avoid such changes, but we must reserve the right to make such modifications if they are deemed to be necessary for any reason.
  • Airline: Please note that flight changes are at the discretion of the airline, therefore Royal Expression Travels reserves the right to make airline modifications as we see fit to accommodate our clients. Seat assignments ARE at the discretion of airlines. Seats for this group tour are only located in economy class .
  • Last Minute Reservations: All reservations must be made no later than 30 days prior to departure. If requested services cannot be confirmed, payment will be refunded. If services are confirmed, final payment is due within 24 hours and all applicable cancellation penalties will apply.
  • Name Changes: Name changes are not permitted, name corrections will carry a fee of $100.00 and this information must be received in writing 40-days prior to departure or as specified by the airline.
  • Transfers: Please note that all transfers and excursions will have specific times of departures and will be unable to accommodate late arrivals.
  • Currency: Should there be a fluctuation in the currency, you will be notified and will be added to your invoice. All prices are based on the rates of exchange in effect at the time of price quotation. In the event that the US dollar devalues, Royal Expression Travels reserves the right to modify your invoice accordingly.Your final invoice will reflect increases resulting from currency devaluation.
  • Traveling abroad requires a passport valid for six months beyond the travel dates.
  • Terms: I understand all payments to Royal Expression Travels are non-refundable and non-transferable (including deposits). The above total is dependent on a group travel rate and is subject to change if the participation falls below a number necessary for a group. I further acknowledge that I have been advised to purchase travel insurance to protect my investment.
  • Royal Expression Travels LLC will not be liable for failure or delay to perform obligations under this Agreement, which have become practicably impossible because of circumstances beyond the reasonable control of the applicable party. Such circumstances include without limitation natural disasters or acts of God; acts of terrorism; labor disputes or stoppages; war; government acts or orders; epidemics, pandemics or outbreak of communicable disease; quarantines; national or regional emergencies; or any other cause, whether similar in kind to the foregoing or otherwise, beyond the party’s reasonable control. Written notice of a party’s failure or delay in performance due to force majeure must be given to the other party no later than five (5) business days following the force majeure event commencing, which notice shall describe the force majeure event and the actions taken to minimize the impact thereof. All delivery dates under this Agreement affected by force majeure shall be tolled for the duration of such force majeure. The parties hereby agree, when feasible, not to cancel but reschedule the pertinent obligations and deliverables for mutually agreed dates as soon as practicable after the force majeure condition ceases to exist.

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