The South Africa Experience
A Journey of a Lifetime Discover the untamed, spectacular and pulsing rhythm of the African bushveld. In the northeastern corner of South Africa lies one of the world’s most renowned animal kingdoms, the legendary Greater Kruger National Park. Kruger Park includes several private game reserves, covers nearly 5 million acres of South African lowveld and offers exceptional game viewing. Enjoy a safari in one of the most captivating places on earth, where herds of Wildebeest graze, Cheetah cubs learn to hunt and where every day is a fight for survival. The 8-day safari experience is packed with delightful discoveries. This award-winning tour explores the Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window and Bourke’s Luck Potholes which showcases the unusual beauty of South Africa’s lowveld area. Twice-daily game drives in the Greater Kruger National Park ensure memories to last a lifetime. Get up close and personal with rare and unique animals, including the “Big 5”, to see Africa’s wildlife in its natural setting. For the adventure seeker, there is a safari on elephant back as well as bush walks.
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African Safari | EXPLORE
Find Your Adventuresome Spirit BUSH WALKS Feel Africa underfoot on a guided bush walk with a highly trained game ranger. Experience an intimate encounter with nature as wildlife and plants are identified en route. The rangers also teach traditional animal tracking techniques using footprints and scat. Trackers can identify the gender of many species by footprints alone.
PANORAMIC ROUTE This panoramic tour winds through the pine and eucalyptus forests while showcasing some of Mpumalanga’s most spectacular scenery and breathtaking views. The tour stops at Blyde River Canyon known for its rock formations as well as other sites such as Three Rondavels, God’s Window and Bourke’s Luck Potholes. The tour continues to Pilgrim’s Rest, a proudly preserved National Monument and camera worthy visits to beautiful waterfalls of the region, Berlin and Lisbon Falls.
FLY FISHING Dullstroom is arguably South Africa’s fly-fishing capital, offering excellent still water and river fishing. Rainbow and brown trout are stocked in most dams and streams. Dunkeld Country Estate has 17 still water dams which are stocked monthly with rainbow and brown trout, ranging in size from 3.5 to nearly 22 pounds.
EQUESTRIAN CENTER Dunkeld’s Equestrian Centre features thoroughbred, warm blooded stud horses, whitewashed fences and lush green paddocks. You will have an afternoon to explore the Estate grounds on horseback, one of many recreational activities available to you during your stay.
AERIAL CABLEWAY HARTBEESPOORT Affectionately called The Harties Cableway, this popular attraction not only offers breathtaking views of the ancient Magaliesburg Mountains, a UNESCO-inscribed World Biosphere Reserve, but also excellent recreational and educational facilities. It was recently named one of the Top 12 Coolest Cableways in the World.
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African Safari | Itinerary
DAY 1 – ARRIVE JOHANNESBURG > TRANSFER TO DUNKELD Upon arrival at OR Tambo International Airport, you will be met by a friendly Go Touch Down representative then transferred to the beautiful Dunkeld Country Estate in Dullstroom.
Hotel: Dunkeld Country Estate (Superior), Restaurants: 1883 @ Dunkeld Country Estate
DAY 2 – SIGHTSEEING THROUGH PANORAMA ROUTE Tour the Panorama Route where you will visit the Blyde River Canyon, Bourkes Luck Pot Holes, the Three Rondavels, God’s Window and Mac Mac Waterfalls. Savor a tasty lunch in Graskop before heading to picturesque Pilgrims Rest.
Hotel: Dunkeld Country Estate (Superior) Restaurants: 1883 @ Dunkeld Country Estate, Harry’s Pancakes
DAY 3 – EN ROUTE TO KAPAMA GAME RESERVE (KARULA, RIVER LODGE, BUFFALO CAMP OR SOUTHERN CAMP)
Transfer to the Kapama River Lodge within the Greater Kruger National Park. Following high tea, enjoy a sunset safari tour. This is your first opportunity to see the “Big 5” (Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Lion and Leopard) in their natural habitat.
Hotel: Kapama River Lodge (Luxury) Restaurants: 1883 @ Dunkeld Country Estate, Kapama Lodge
DAY 4 – SAFARI EXPERIENCE Head out to the bush at first light with your professional guide. If you are lucky, the big cats will still be around after their night of hunting. Enjoy leisure time at Kapama River Lodge before your evening safari.
Hotel: Kapama River Lodge (Luxury) Restaurants: Kapama Lodge
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DAY 5 – SAFARI EXPERIENCE Another early morning safari to relish the beauty of wild game. In the afternoon, revel in the leisurely activities that Kapama offers which includes swimming, bush walks or visiting the wellness centre. Following high tea, enjoy your last sunset safari.
Hotel: Kapama River Lodge (Luxury) Restaurants: Kapama Lodge
DAY 6 – EN ROUTE BACK TO DUNKELD ESTATE After a delicious lunch at Dunkeld Estate you have the afternoon free. Sample activities include fishing, game viewing, bird watching, mountain biking, hiking or being pampered at the onsite spa. Visit the local town of Dullstroom. Back at Dunkeld, enjoy a traditional Boma Braai dinner served outdoors under the stars.
Hotel: Dunkeld Country Estate (Superior), Restaurants: Kapama Lodge, 1883 @ Dunkeld Country Estate
DAY 7 – TRANSFER TO SEASONS SPORT & SPA – YOUR FINAL
DAY OF RELAXATION
After breakfast, transfer to the award-winning Seasons Sport & Spa resort. In the afternoon visit Hartbeespoort for an exhilarating cable car ride up the Magaliesberg Mountains. In the evening, enjoy a final celebration.
Hotel: Seasons Sport & Spa (Superior) Restaurants: 1883 @ Dunkeld Country Estate, Tanglewood @ Seasons Sport & Spa
DAY 8 – ONWARDS TRAVEL After checking out of your hotel you will be transferred to the OR Tambo International Airport for your onward flight.
Restaurants: Tanglewood @ Seasons Sport & Spa
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African Safari | Lodging
Stretching over 32,000 acres of South African wilderness lies a sanctuary of beauty and wildlife. The Kapama River Lodge is situated within the privately owned Kapama Game Reserve. Aligned with a dry riverbed, guests fall in love with their breathtaking surroundings. This stylish lodge offers luxurious safari accommodations with a generous capacity of 64 bedrooms. Each spacious room features a full en-suite bathroom and terrace with uninterrupted views of the leafy-green game reserve. Friendly and experienced staff await to fulfill your needs, turning every moment into a delightful experience.
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Creature Comforts You Can Appreciate
Whether you wish to experience the rugged outdoors or indulge in the estate’s premium luxury, Dunkeld Country Estate is the perfect wildlife, fly fishing and equestrian getaway. Situated just 2.5 miles from the countryside town of Dullstroom and only two hours from Johannesburg, the estate offers the highest standards of quality combined with true South African hospitality. The resort boasts many well-stocked dams filled with Brown, Rainbow and Golden Trout, offering fly fishermen enthusiasts the enjoyment of quality angling time in pursuit of that perfect catch.
Tailored to suit all ages and preference, the Eco Golf Estate is a superb getaway for families and couples alike. The estate, just a stone’s throw from the Hartebeespoort Dam, is only a 45-minute drive from Sandton, Pretoria and Rustenberg on the northern slopes of the Magaliesberg. Nestled in 300 acres of indigenous bushveld, this leading estate is the setting for the Touch Spa @ Seasons Sport & Spa. Famed for its truly unique Outdoor Water Treatment Pools, Rasul facilities, Kneipp Plunge Pools, a Flotation Therapy Pool and much more, this spa will soothe body, mind and soul.
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Cape Town Tour
A Vibrant City That Will Surprise and Delight Your Inner Explorer. Affectionately referred to as “The Mother
local cultures, and award-winning wine farms.
City”, Cape Town is a rare cultural gem with a
Explore city sights from an open-top double-
colorful history spanning over 300 years. The
decker bus. Take in the panoramic views on a
city lies at the foot of an African wonder. Table
cable car ride to the summit of Table Mountain.
Mountain towers 3,500 feet above sea level
Visit Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela
with breathtaking views of Cape Point, where
was imprisoned for nearly two decades. During
the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. Famed for
whale season catch a glimpse of a Humpback
its unique botanic kingdom, Cape Town boasts
whale at Hermanus. Enjoy guided tours of
white sandy beaches, magnificent seascapes
popular destinations such as Cape Point, Camps
and panoramic vistas.
Bay, Hout Bay, the Winelands, Kirstenbosch
The 8-day Cape Town tour will introduce you to
Botanical Gardens, and so much more.
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Cape Town Tour | Explore
The vibrant city of Cape Town offers much variety for the explorer at heart. During your stay you can expect to enjoy the following sites:
CITY BUS TOUR This unique hop-on, hop-off city tour includes all the important museums and sights in the inner city before it makes its way to the beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton on its way back to the Waterfront.
V&A WATERFRONT Situated at the foot of Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront offers indoor shopping and entertainment venues that seamlessly merge with ocean vistas and mountain views.
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ROBBEN ISLAND From the 17th to 20th centuries, Robben Island served as a place of imprisonment. Today you will arrive by boat and tour this World Heritage Site and historic museum including Nelson Mandela’s jail cell.
TABLE MOUNTAIN On a cable car ride to the summit of Table Mountain you will take in unsurpassed views of Cape Town, Robben Island, and the Cape Flats, and enjoy a sumptuous lunch at the Table Mountain Café.
MAGNIFICENT SEA LIFE Hermanus is known for the world’s best land-based whale watching. At Boulders Beach, a friendly colony of African Penguins frolics about. You can even walk or wade with them in the ocean.
Cape Town Tour | Lodging
A perfect blend of the Cape’s winemaking heritage and contemporary style, this estate is nestled between the Durbanville wine region and the historic De Grendel wine farm. Burgundy Estate is approximately 15.5 miles from Cape Town’s city center and 18.5 miles from Stellenbosch and ideally situated for both business and leisure travelers.
FACILITIES The estate includes recreational parks, cycling and jogging paths, nine-hole mashie golf course, a clubhouse and pro shop, Bunker Bar and Restaurant, soccer field, basketball court, tennis court, swimming pool, jungle gym and entertainment room.
ACCOMMODATION Each unit has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, with a fully equipped kitchen as well as a lounge with a sleeper couch. The patio with a built-in braai/barbeque provides the perfect view of the beautiful surroundings. Rooms are serviced every day except Sundays. Each unit also includes a satellite TV and DVD player. Guests and residents of Burgundy enjoy access to all the estate facilities, ensuring a rich diversity of leisure and lifestyle facilities for everyone.
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Cape Town Tour | Itinerary
DAY 1 – ARRIVE CAPE TOWN Upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you will be met by a Go Touch Down representative. Transfer to Burgundy Apartments for a welcome drink and snacks and unwind before dinner.
Hotel: Burgundy Apartments (Superior) Restaurants: Cassia
DAY 2 – ROBBEN ISLAND AND CAPE POINT NATURE RESERVE Tour Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated. Lunch at the V & A Waterfront, then take in the countryside enroute to Cape Point Nature Reserve. Walk to the summit of Cape Point for dramatic views of both the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. See the penguin colony in Simon’s Town.
Hotel: Burgundy Apartments (Superior) Restaurants: Love Cake, Tribakery, Moyo
DAY 3 – TABLE MOUNTAIN AND CAPE TOWN Visit Table Mountain and see gorgeous views from the cable car. After lunch, tour historic sites in the hop-onoff double-decker bus. Explore cafés, pubs, shops and markets at the V&A Waterfront.
Hotel: Burgundy Apartments (Superior) Restaurants: Love Cake, Table Mountain Café, GOLD
DAY 4 – WINE TASTING Drive through Stellenbosch wine country to Tokara Wine Estate for brandy and wine tastings. Next is Franschhoek, South Africa’s Food and Wine Capital. After lunch, savor South African wines at Neethlingshof.
Hotel: Burgundy Apartments (Superior) Restaurants: Durbanville Hills, Grande Provence, Canal Walk Centre
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DAY 5 – GARDENS AND WHALE WATCHING After breakfast at Gordon’s Bay, tour to the beautiful Harold Porter National Botanical Gardens. Then, enjoy the scenic drive to Hermanus, known for the best land-based whale watching in the world.
Hotel: Burgundy Apartments (Superior) Restaurants: Farmers Kitchen, Bientangs, De Grendal
DAY 6 –TOWNSHIP TOUR Interact with the community on a half-day Township Tour. Savor a memorable lunch in the Kayalitsha Township, then tour the Two Oceans Aquarium at the V & A Waterfront. Sip champagne and view South African diamonds in the heart of Cape Town. A spectacular dinner awaits at Camps Bay.
Hotel: Burgundy Apartments (Superior) Restaurants: Love Cake, Township Tour lunch, Paranga
DAY 7 – BIRDS, SEALS AND SHARKS Visit the World of Birds, featuring over 3,000 birds. Continue on to Hout Bay for some leisure time at Mariners Wharf, the first emporium in Africa. Cruise to Seal Island and see the Shipwreck in Maori Bay. Next, visit beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Hotel: Burgundy Apartments (Superior) Restaurants: Greens, Wharfside Grill, Karibu
DAY 8 – ONWARDS TRAVEL This morning you will be transferred to Cape Town International for your onward flight home.
Restaurants: Mugg & Bean at airport
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Enjoy the affordable luxury that Go Touch Down offers.
• Three meals per day • All lodging • Daily excursions • Personal cell phone
• Tours depart weekly • Guide and driver 24/7 • No single supplement
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