The Ajala Group

Tour to South Africa 10 Days / 9 Nights, - $3,699.00 per person, based on double occupancy

Regular price $3,699.00
Johannesburg - Cape Town - Safa 10 Days / 9 Nights
October 15, 2019 - October 26, 2019
October 22, 2019 - November 01, 2019

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SOUTH AFRICA – ITINERARY OVERVIEW

While wildlife safaris are reason enough to visit this exquisite country, South Africa offers even more to see and do.  For one, the city of Cape Town is a jewel that is well worth visiting. Set against the iconic Table Mountain, C.T. offers lots to explore, including the V&A Waterfront, Chapman’s Peak, Boulders Penguin Colony and several beautiful beaches – just to give you an idea.  Not to mention the delicious food and fabulous shopping, which can all be enjoyed at a favorable exchange rate.

One of the biggest attractions in the Western Cape is the towns of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschoek.  Boasting some of the best wine tours in the world, they offer picturesque vineyards, fantastic art galleries and gourmet food.

Furthermore, South Africans are some of the most upbeat, welcoming and humorous people you’ll ever encounter.  You will be exposed to different cultures, languages and traditions that will certainly enhance your experience.

With so much diversity, South Africa has something for everyone to enjoy!

Duration: 10-Days
Arrival:  October 17, 2018
Departure: October 26, 2018
Destinations: Johannesburg, Cape Town, Safari
Day 2:  October 17, 2018
Arrive in Johannesburg & Transfer to hotel
Day 3:  October 18, 2018
Johannesburg City Tour
Day 4:  October 19, 2018
Johannesburg Cultural Day Tour
Day 5:  October 20, 2018
Fly to Cape Town – Transfer to Safari Lodge
Day 6:  October 21, 2018
Transfer to Cape Town Hotel
Day 7:  October 22, 2018
Cape Town City Tour / Table Mountain / Cape Point Tour
Day 8:  October 23, 2018
Cape Town Cultural Tour/Harvest Centre Art Project
Robben Island Visit/Tour - Optional
Day 9:  October 24, 2018
Volunteering/Winelands Tour
Day 10:  October 25, 2018
Free day at your leisure
Day 11:  October 26, 2018
Depart South Africa

 

Itinerary Overview
Things to Know Before You Go.
South Africa

While wildlife safaris are reason enough to visit this exquisite country, South Africa offers, even more, to see and do. For one, the city of Cape Town is a jewel that is well worth visiting. Set against the iconic Table Mountain, C.T. offers lots to explore, including the V&A Waterfront, Chapman’s Peak, Boulders Penguin Colony and several beautiful beaches — just to give you an idea. Not to mention the delicious food and fabulous shopping, which can all be enjoyed at a favorable exchange rate.

One of the biggest attractions in the Western Cape is the towns of Stellenbosch, Paarl, and Franschoek. Boasting some of the best wine tours in the world, they offer picturesque vineyards, fantastic art galleries, and gourmet food.

Furthermore, South Africans are some of the most upbeat, welcoming and humorous people you’ll ever encounter. You will be exposed to different cultures, languages, and traditions that will certainly enhance your experience.

Depart from the USA : JFK or Washington Dulles Airport to Johannesburg, South Africa on South African Airways. Flight Details TBA.
With so much diversity, South Africa has something for everyone to enjoy!

With so much diversity, South Africa has something for everyone to enjoy!

Day 1: Depart USA - 
Depart from the USA: JFK or Washington, Dulles Airport to Johannesburg, South Africa on South African Airways.
Flight Details TBA.   17                                                    
Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton, Johannesburg

Johannesburg

Johannesburg is one of Africa’s biggest and most vibrant cities. It is the economic capital of Africa and the gateway to Southern Africa. Although not as famous as other South African destinations, there is plenty to do in Johannesburg and nearby Pretoria. The old city is a multi-cultural mixture of traditional medicine shops, Chinese restaurants, taxi ranks and ultra-modern skyscrapers. There are excellent museums, art galleries and organised tours of historical and political interest. The shopping is Southern Africa’s best and the many restaurants cater for all tastes. The nearby township of Soweto is Johannesburg’s most popular tourist attraction.

Upon arrival in Johannesburg, you will clear customs. You will be met and transferred to your hotel, where you can settle in, relax and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure.

Group Dinner - Meet in the Lobby @ 5:00 pm
Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton, Johannesburg  

3-Nights: Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton    

Situated in Johannesburg’s economic heartland of Sandton, The Protea Hotel Balalaika is a four-star hotel known for its charming English countryside atmosphere. Each of the hotel’s 330 classically-styled rooms make guests feel as though they have never left home – with a king-size bed, LCD television, electronic safe and a full en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower. Business executives are catered for with a desk, office chair and international plug points, as well as complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, which is accessible throughout the hotel. A complimentary shuttle to and from the Gautrain station makes the Balalaika easily accessible. Whether it is for business or leisure, the central location and warm hospitality of the Protea Hotel Balalaika are unrivaled

Included Superior Room; Bed & Breakfast, and Taxes.

Day 3: 
Johannesburg City Tour

Day Itinerary

Today, you will be met at your hotel am departure for a Johannesburg City Tour (Half Day)

Johannesburg Tour

Johannesburg Southern Africa's economic powerhouse and although it is the city of gold there are many attractions aside from mining.  Much of the big business has moved from the old town but the fascinating stories and historical buildings remain. Major sites include the Carlton Centre (Africa’s tallest building), the iconic Brixton Tower, Newtown, the Constitutional Court, the Nelson Mandela Bridge and the Origins Centre.

Skyscrapers. Fast city life. Hundreds of restaurants, bars and shops, all with their own identity. Johannesburg is for now, Johannesburg is booming! On this half day tour we take you to the top attractions Johannesburg has to offer. Some of the areas our tour visits are Hillbrow, Constitution Hill, Central Johannesburg, Braamfontein and Newtown.

We start your introduction to Jozi with a good view of the impressive 269 metre Telkom Tower, as seen on many postcards of Johannesburg. We then enter the inspiring Constitution Hill – and Court (when not in session). Political activists like Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi were once held here. During a tour inside you will learn about some of the legal history of Johannesburg.

Day 4: 
Johannesburg Cultural Tour

Scheduled Full Day Journey to Freedom

Depart on a scheduled full day cultural experience:

Soweto is the largest township in South Africa with historical sites such as:Mandela House Museum, the house where Nelson Mandela lived from 1946 to 1962.Regina Mundi Catholic Church, which became a sanctuary for safe gathering. Baragwanath Hospital, the largest hospital in the Southern Hemisphere. Hector Pieterson Memorial, Hector Pieterson (13 yrs. old) was one of the first students to be killed by South African police during the 1976 Student uprising. This uprising started on the 16 June as a peaceful protest march organized by school students in Soweto. They marched against the system of Bantu Education in schools and against Afrikaans as a medium of instruction in all African schools. Soweto has become one of the leading Tourist destinations, with refreshing hangout spots, public parks, clubs and live jazz bands.

Lunch on own account. (Sakazumi Restaurant)

Continue to Northern Johannesburg to visit Lilieslief farm.  The farm was used secretly by the African National Congress in the 1960’s and was the location where many prominent African National Congress leaders were arrested, leading to the Rivonia Trial.

Return to the hotel.

Evening at your leisure.

Day 5:
Depart Johannesburg to Cape Town

Day Itinerary

Today you will be transferred to Johannesburg airport for your flight to Cape Town. Mid-morning flight departure, arrive early afternoon, a 2-hour flight.

On arrival in Cape Town, your will be transferred to The Safari Lodge, a 2-hour drive from the airport, for your overnight stay. Standard Lodge Rooms; lunch, dinner, breakfast, evening and early morning game drives.

Day 6: Sunday, October 21
Cape Town

After Lunch Transfer from Safari Lodge to Cape Town Hotel. (2-hour drive)

Resting at the confluence of the Indian and Atlantic Ocean, sandwiched between the slopes of the iconic Table Mountain and the glistening sapphire waters of Table Bay, the exceptionally scenic city of Cape Town is in a class of its own. Some cities boast rich culture, vibrant nightlife, a cosmopolitan atmosphere and extraordinary architecture, while others boast breath-taking landscapes and extraordinary natural wonders. Cape Town is lucky enough to be blessed with all of these attractions and so much more. With its bustling harbour, world-class beaches, top-notch vineyards, and its mountainous surroundings brimming with diverse flora and fauna, Cape Town consistently captivates the hearts of all who visit

Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge

5-Nights: Waterfront Breakwater Lodge        

Experience a rich piece of history balancing modern-day comfort when you stay at this hotel right next to Cape Town’s fabulous V&A Waterfront. Once a 19th century prison, the hotel today provides comfortable, affordable accommodation in a spectacular setting that overlooks the bay and up to Table Mountain. While on your doorstep you can enjoy Cape Town's best at the Waterfront's multitude of eateries & entertainment centers. This hotel boasts 191 modern environmentally conscious rooms with standard rooms, business suites, and family units.

All rooms are equipped with mini-bar fridge, free uncapped WIFI, tea/coffee facilities, air-conditioning, LCD flat screen TV, telephone and laptop-friendly electronic safes. The Hotel is closely linked with the University of Cape Town's Graduate School of Business and offers first class conference and function facilities at highly competitive rates. The hotel also features 18 conference venues, 24-hour secure parking – 250 parking bays, airport transfers can be arranged, laundry service, four public lounges, gym, SPA, and business center.

Included: Standard Rooms, Bed & Breakfast & Taxes

Afternoon at your leisure.

Group Dinner - Meet in Lobby @ 6:00 pm. Transfer to Restaurant (Meal not included).

Day 7: 
Cape Town City Tour/Table Mountain & Cape Point Tour

Cape Town City Tour Half Day

On a clear day from the summit of Table Mountain you get spectacular views of the City, its Waterfront, Camps Bay, the majestic Hottentots Holland Mountains to the East and the mountains of the Cape Peninsula all the way down to Cape Point to the south.

The Table Mountain cableway, a must for all visitors to the Cape, boasts revolving floors, giving passengers a 360 degree view.  After descending the mountain, you will depart on a tour of the “Mother City” taking in Signal Hill – where the Noon Day Gun is fired at midday, every day except Sunday – through the colourful Bo-Kaap or Cape Malay Quarter, past the Grand Parade, City Hall and the Castle of Good Hope and South African Cultural History Museum.

Excluded: City tour option excludes optional Table Mountain Cableway Ticket.

Cape Point Tour Half Day

Highlights of a trip down to Cape Point include; one of the world’s most spectacular drives, Hout Bay, Chapman’s Peak, Noordhoek Beach, Cape Point Nature Reserve, two lighthouses on the tip of Africa, Boulders Penguin Colony, Simonstown and Kalk Bay.

Excluded: Cape Point tour excludes optional admissions/entrances - i.e. Seal Island Cruise ticket, Cape Point Funicular and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

Day 8: 
Cape Town Cultural Tour/Robben Island/Harvest Centre Art  Projects

Scheduled Full Day Cultural Tour with Robben Island

Depart on a full day cultural experience including some of Cape Town’s cultural highlights such as District 6, Gugulethu, Langa and Robben Island. (Visit to Island Optional, Ferry & Entrance Fees not included).

Visit to Hout Bay Harvest Centre

A  CREATIVE HUB and COLLECTION OF WORKSHOPS offering skills training while promoting and supporting new and emerging artists and artisans. Various services are on offer and unique handcrafted products can be bought directly from the artists. Browse through workshops ……….and even enjoy a home brewed craft beer at the new Union Brewery that stays open late on weekends, providing entertainment on Saturdays from 4:30 pm onwards.

Day 9:
Volunteering/Winelands Tour

Volunteering – Options: School/Children (2-3 hours)

Volunteering Cape Town have established programs that allow them to get the best out of the volunteers as well as providing the volunteers with a truly meaningful experience. They really make a difference to the people and animals in need. VCT is one of the few volunteering organizations that pays a portion (10%) of the fees back to the projects. We have volunteers from all over the world.

Lunch At Restaurant

Winelands Day Tour (6-7 hours):

From Cape Town a one hour drive out into the picturesque winelands visiting South Africa’s most famous wine regions – Paarl, Franschoek and Stellenbosch.  Aside from the excellent wines the area is renowned for its food and is steeped in history such as the Taal monument, various museums and the contribution of the French Huguenots.  There are also many attractions you wouldn’t expect to find on a wine route, from butterflies to cheetahs and pretty much everything in between.

Day 10:

Free Day at your leisure.

Day 11:
Depart South Africa

Flights Depart Cape Town early afternoon to Johannesburg for your connecting flight to JFK or Washington Dulles Airport; Arrival Friday October 26.  South African Airways Flight Details TBA.

Things to Know Before You Go SOUTH AFRICA!

OUR PROGRAM INCLUDES:        

  • -R/T Air JFK or IAD – JNB
  • -R/T Air JNB - CPT  
  • -3 Nights Superior Hotel Accommodations – Johannesburg
  • -1 Night Safari Lodge, All-inclusive, Evening & Morning Game Drives
  • -5 Nights Superior Hotel Accommodations – Cape Town
  • -Hotel taxes and service charges
  • -Daily Full Breakfast
  • -Scheduled Tours & Entrance Fees (as stated in itinerary)
  • -Tour Guide
  • -Roundtrip Airport/Hotel Transfers
  • -Volunteering
  • -Ground Transportation (as stated in itinerary)                                              

OUR PROGRAM DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • -Gratuities for rangers/guides/drivers/hotel staff
  • -Hotel incidentals.
  • -Lunch & Dinner (where not stated in the itinerary)
  • -Internet services (when not part of your hotel package).
  • -Local or International phone calls.
  • -Baggage fees and Airport departure tax.
  • -Optional Tours/Entrance Fees & Activities
  •  See Travel Information/Regulations to South Africa, Currency, etc...
  • Travel Insurance is Recommended.

  • Itinerary Details are Subject to Change.

  • Ask about our Early Booking Discount ($50.00).

  • Call to Arrange Your Private Group Trip.

  • Golf and Fishing Excursions are available (Cuba, Jamaica and Costa Rica).

  • Airfares are Subject to Re-confirmation.

Call us for additional questions: 1-844-859-2526

 

 

 

 

 

"Traveling with The Ajala Group on the Cuba Adventure was such an outstanding experience. Lorna made the booking, planning, and fulfilling of our trip such a smooth and enjoyable process. The accommodations and itinerary that she put together coupled with her pleasing and down to earth personality made our Cuba Adventure a trip that we will never forget. Lorna always went the extra mile to make sure everyone was enjoying the experience."
 -Makeler & Jerry G.

In a word, AWESOME! Thank U Lorna for arranging what became an extremely enlightening cultural experience. Nothing in life is Perfect; here-go Well Done!
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-Sandra R.

Everything was perfect thanks to Lorna. A group of strangers became friends in such a short time.
-JackB.

Firstly, the visa process was a breeze. This was handled very professionally and it made everything very easy. Payment was also easy and convenient. With just the click of a button, I was paid and confirmed. I also appreciate the email updates as we got closer to departure. They were perfectly timed to ensure that we were well-informed of the process all the way up to departure. I also appreciated all of the articles on Cuba that were sent to help us familiarize ourselves with the destination. Lorna, before, during and even now that the trip has ended, you were very professional, courteous and concerned with everyone’s well-being. You were always asking if everyone was ok and comfortable. I appreciate that a lot! Because of your...
-Mario N.

I think this was a well-planned and organized trip. Everything was put together perfectly!
Organizing and ensuring "everyone" enjoyed their visit to Cuba. Lorna catered and made sure no one was missing out of any part of the trip to Cuba.
The minute I landed in Cuba, I realize that there are so many misconceptions about Cuba. The people are happy and take pride with what they have. Cuba is a place that everyone should visit. 
-S. Campbell

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-C. Lawrence
Experience for over 30 years........

The Ajala Group, LLC, is a team of individuals, located in the USA, with Travel & Art partners who are dedicated to sharing the Vision and Values of our company. Our team consists of Travel Industry experts and Artists; some who have worked for the Airline and Transportation Industry; and in Travel Management for over 30 years; including over 12-years of vacation planning, and escorting tours. We have traveled to and escorted groups to destinations in Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, Canada, Continental USA, Hawaii, and the Caribbean.  

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