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A Taste of South Africa 2021 A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE AND CULINARY JOURNEY TO SOUTH AFRICA ESCORTED BY MICHAEL & TERRI KLAUBER

July 6 to 14, 2021 - This Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club journey visit to South Africa begins in Cape Town on July 6, 2021. After 8 nights and 9 days of tasting the unique textures and flavors of this region, and viewing African wildlife while on safari at the legendary Londolozi Game Reserve, we will be ending in Johannesburg the afternoon of July 14, 2021.

Fresh, flavorful and fun dishes in the Western Cape

There will be an optional 2 night pre-tour extension to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe beginning on July 4, 2021.

Victoria Falls - The only Waterfall in the 7 Natural Wonders of the World
Male Lion Resting

This unique, escorted journey has limited space available and is by invitation only! If you are receiving this, you are lucky enough to have been invited. Congratulations for sure!

Our Journey Begins in South Africa's Mother City, Cape Town

July 6, 2021 - Upon arrival into Cape Town, you will be greeted & transferred by vehicle to the One&Only Hotel located at the Waterfront to check-in for 4 nights.

View of Table Mountain and the city from One&Only guestroom

One&Only Cape Town is a destination in and of itself – an urban chic waterfront resort providing an unprecedented level of luxury in South Africa. In the heart of the picturesque Victoria & Alfred Waterfront with captivating views of Table Mountain, this contemporary resort features the largest accommodation in all of Cape Town, with a stylish island design and African flair accentuating the 131 spacious guest rooms and suites. Within the lobby of the seven-storey Marina Rise, guests can experience the continent’s only restaurant by legendary chef Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa, where the upper level Nobu bar features a selection of Sakes including plum wines, Japanese beer and a selection of Sake and Shochu based cocktails.

Neighborhood Homes in Bo-kaap

July 7, 2021 - We will explore the city of Cape Town and it's surroundings, including sightseeing of historical and contemporary content. This will be led by our Cape Town-based team, with accessibility to Exclusive Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club Events.

District Six Museum Display
Apartheid Era Bench
Lions Head as seen from 'Wally's Cave'
V&A Waterfront view from Signal Hill
Cape Town City Hall

July 8, 2021 - Today we take the full day to explore the Cape Peninsula, including Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point for the dramatic scenery. We will also Boulders Beach to visit the penguins and an exclusive Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club lunch.

Cape Point
Boulders Beach Penguin Viewing
African Penguin Information
Fresh Oyster Presentation

July 9, 2021 - A day of leisure for you to explore the area. There are a number of fun options available; Great White Shark Cage Dive, hike Table Mountain (or travel up and down by cable car), cycle the promenade, shop the V&A Waterfront, or visit Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

Personalize your Day at Leisure

July 10, 2021- We have a morning transfer to Cape Town Airport for scheduled flight to Skukuza in the Kruger National Park. We will be met and transferred by road to Londolozi Private Game Reserve for check-in for 4 nights. Upon arrival, we will be welcomed with a brief camp orientation and lunch.

Londolozi arrival and lunch
Londolozi Varty Camp

Londolozi is one of South Africa’s original private game reserves. A pillar of global ecotourism and a proud family-run business, Londolozi is a beacon of light for many. The word Londolozi comes from a Zulu word and means ‘Protector Of All Living Things’. A name that reflects the ambitious conservation ethic and relationship with the natural world. The reserve has been lauded internationally for its foresight and progressive land and wildlife management practices, as well as its productive community involvement.

With an emphasis on conservation and a village ethos that stands alongside a commitment to luxurious accommodation, fine cuisine and exceptional service. In 1993, Londolozi became the first game reserve in the world to be accorded with Relais & Châteaux status.

Londolozi is situated on the banks of the Sand River, in the heart of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve within the Greater Kruger National Park. Being on safari at Londolozi allows you to have an exclusive and luxurious experience of the area.

After lunch and an orientation of your guest room you will be heading out into the field on your first gamedrive of our stay and be ready to see anything as you never know what you may encounter. Even on your first gamedrive.

Game Viewing

Londolozi's own words below best describe who they are and how they are committed to your experience.

Learning about different species of wildlife while on game drives

As the original South African Safari destination, Londolozi has, over its 90-year history, built up a formidable group of experienced rangers, trackers and naturalists. This diverse team of experts has more than 350 combined years of guiding experience.

Capturing the magic!

We have drawn on the considerable wisdom, talent and experience of our guiding teams, and returned to the original spirit of fun and wild adventure of an African safari. Our emphasis is on redefining the essence of the ‘Photographic Safari Experience’ by creating still greater opportunities for engagement.

Sundowners on your game drive.

Over the 4 nights at Londolozi, we will explore the entire area in search of wildlife and in the trusted hands of the renowned field team of Rangers and Trackers. Together, this team will interpret your surroundings and the animal behavior you encounter.

White Rhino and Calf

With over 16,000 hectares of traversing wilderness, no two game drives are ever the same. Trackers sit up at the front of the Land Rover looking for fresh animal tracks, while rangers drive with astonishing skill through ravines and thickets in pursuit of animals, all the while wowing guests with their outstanding knowledge and unforgettable stories.

Trackers following animal prints.

Many of the rangers and trackers at Londolozi grew up living off the land and therefore have an incredible knowledge of the area and deep cultural connections to the fauna and flora. In addition, Londolozi’s rangers specialize in photographic safaris and, where possible, will position the vehicle for the guest to get the best angle for photography.

We aim to deliver an exceptional engagement with the wild Africa for our guests. For us, modern technology can be employed to facilitate and heighten this engagement, and to be, in fact, a frontier of consciousness, an opportunity to witness the intelligence and energy at play in the great African theater.

Magical Experiences Await

July 14, 2021 - After your morning gameviewing and breakfast, transfer by light aircraft to Johannesburg to connect with your scheduled departing international flight returning you to the U.S.A.

Rates From: $10,990.00 per person, based upon double occupancy

Includes:

  • Meet and greet upon arrival into Cape Town (CPT) Airport
  • Private road transfer from Cape Town Airport (CPT) to the One&Only
  • 4 nights accommodations at the One&Only in a Marina Tower Table Mountain Facing Room on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Full day of privately guided touring inclusive of entrance fees and lunch on 7 & 8 July
  • Exclusive Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club events throughout
  • Road transfer from the One&Only to Cape Town (CPT) Airport
  • Scheduled flight from Cape Town (CPT) Airport to Skukuza (SZK) Airport
  • Road transfer from Skukuza (SZK) Airport to Londolozi Private Game Reserve
  • 4 nights accommodations at Londolozi on a fully inclusive basis
  • Light aircraft flight from the Londolozi Airstrip to the Federal Air private hanger in Johannesburg
  • Shuttle transfer to the main Johannesburg (JNB) Airport

Excludes:

  • International airfare
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Required: 25% Non-Refundable Deposit: $2,747.50 per person

Call Michael Distler at Admiral Travel International on 941.951.1801 x 100 to place your deposit and reserve your space on this unique departure.