The Golden Triangle

A Safari fit for Royalty

Day 1

Australia / Johannesburg, South Africa
On arrival in Johannesburg you will be met and privately transferred by road to The Maslow Hotel.
 
 

Day 2

Johannesburg / Sun City
This morning you will be collected from your hotel for a road transfer, approximately two hours, to The Palace of the Lost City.
 
The Palace of the Lost City at Sun City, two hours drive north of Johannesburg, is the fabled royal residence of an ancient king and is truly one of the most extraordinary hotels in the world. The Palace lavishes its guests with five star service and is luxurious in every facet of its fabulous architecture. The furnishings are custom-made and are complemented by unique paintings, sculptures and mosaics. This magnificent hotel overlooks 25 hectares of jungle, gardens, amphitheatres and the popular ‘Valley of the Waves’ water park.
 
 

Days 3 and 4

Sun City
The Sun City complex has earned its reputation as Africa’s kingdom of pleasure! With hundreds of activities on offer you’ll find something for everyone and may have a hard time choosing between jet skiing and parasailing, quad biking, game viewing in Pilanesberg Nature Reserve or close encounters with birds of prey and crocodiles. There are relaxing poolside venues, thrilling waterslides at the Valley of the Waves and two Gary Player designed, par-72 golf courses. Restaurants and bars at the Palace are elegant and extravagant and you will enjoy a complimentary High Tea in the Crystal Court, one of the Palace’s greatest attractions.
 
 

Day 5

Sun City / Johannesburg / Livingstone, Zambia
An early morning departure from Sun City for your return private road transfer (two hours) to Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport in time to check in for your flight to Livingstone, Zambia.
 
Purchase a tourist visa on arrival in Livingstone before being collected and transferred to The Royal Livingstone Hotel.
 
The Royal Livingstone Hotel is situated within the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park on the Zambian side of the Zambezi River. From the forested banks of the river, directly in front of the hotel, you can admire the fine spray of the Victoria Falls throwing rainbows hundreds of feet in the air. Named after the intrepid explorer Dr David Livingstone, the hotel is serene and gracious and will immerse you in the romance and style of a bygone era.
 
 

Days 6 and 7

Livingstone (Victoria Falls), Zambia
The Victoria Falls is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, and known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya (the ‘Smoke that Thunders’) – a name that accurately depicts the plume of spray, visible from a distance, caused by the cascading waters of the Zambezi. There are a range of optional activities available from bungy jumping, white water rafting, river surfing, abseiling and helicopter flights over the Falls. A journey into Livingstone town to visit the Livingstone & Railway Museums or local market is worthwhile and all activities can be arranged in advance or with the concierge within The Royal Livingstone Hotel. A sundowner cruise aboard The African Queen on the Zambezi River and a complimentary High Tea are included in your stay.
 
 

Day 8

Livingstone / Johannesburg / Cape Town
Enjoy your morning at leisure before being collected from your hotel and transferred to Livingstone International Airport in time to board the scheduled flight to Johannesburg. On arrival in South Africa, clear customs, retrieve your luggage and check in for your onward domestic flight to Cape Town.
 
On arrival in Cape Town you will be met and privately transferred to The Table Bay set against the dramatic backdrop of Table Mountain with the world famous Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, South Africa’s most popular tourist attraction, at your doorstep.
 
Sitting on the buzzing Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the Table Bay Hotel has one of the best locations in Cape Town, with views of Table Mountain, the harbour and Robben Island. This sophisticated property was opened in May 1997 by none other than iconic former South African president, Nelson Mandela. Each of the luxury rooms at the Table Bay Hotel is either sea-facing with views of Robben Island or harbour facing with views of the V&A Waterfront and the iconic Table Mountain. Dining and cocktail options include The Atlantic Camissa Brasserie, two bars and a lounge where you will enjoy a complimentary High Tea.
 
 

Day 9

Cape Town – Private Half Day Table Mountain and City Tour
Cape Town is a vibrant city cradled between the mountains and the sea. Its unique geographic environment, coupled with its wide diversity of cultures, makes it one of the best places to play on the continent. This morning you will be collected for a half day, private tour of Table Mountain and the city. Ride the cable car to the top of Table Mountain (weather permitting), wander through Bokaap – the old Cape Malay Quarter, take a walk in the Company Gardens and the markets in Greenmarket Square before driving to the Castle, the oldest building in South Africa, and the District Six Museum. Remainder of the afternoon at leisure.
 
 

Day 10

Cape Town – Private Full Day Cape Point Tour
Depart the city on a private full tour of the Cape Peninsula. Follow the Atlantic Seaboard – past the coastal suburbs of Sea Point, Bantry Bay and Clifton and stop for a photo op of Table Mountain's towering Twelve Apostles. Continue on Chapman's Peak Drive, one of the world's most spectacular passes, to the Cape of Good Hope National Park where Cape Mountain Zebra, Bontebok and Baboon roam, to reach the famous Cape Point Lighthouse and the south westernmost point of Africa. After lunch at a coastal restaurant visit Boulders Beach, for a close-up with a colony of African Penguins before returning to Cape Town via the quaint naval village of Simonstown.
 
 

Day 11

Cape Town
A day at leisure. The Table Bay Hotel adjoins Cape Town’s largest shopping centre at the V&A Waterfront, offering some of the city’s finest restaurants, shops, galleries and boutiques. If you wish to explore further afield you can speak with the hotel concierge to tour a Township for an insight into the local communities; sail to Robben Island, a former maximum security prison, where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of his life; visit the Two Oceans Aquarium, or take in the breathtaking natural scenery of the Cape Winelands.
 
 

Day 12

Cape Town / Johannesburg / Australia
A private transfer will return you to Cape Town Airport today to board your flight back to Australia, via Johannesburg.
 

Rates:

A$6,300 per person, twin share
 

Inclusions:

Economy class regional and domestic flights required to undertake this itinerary (including applicable taxes) | accommodation in a twin share room in each property specified | breakfast daily | all road transfers as specified | 1 x High Tea for two people in The Palace of the Lost City, The Royal Livingstone Hotel and The Table Bay | 1 x shared Zambezi River Cruise for two people on the Zambezi Queen whilst in Livingstone | 1 x Private Half Day Table Mountain and Cape Town City Tour and 1 x Private Full Day Cape Point Tour for two people whilst in Cape Town

 

Exclusions:

International flights plus all applicable departure taxes | Visas | all drinks and additional meals, tours and transfers other than those specified | travel insurance | items of a personal nature | any item not specified.

 

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Weather to go

South African summer (Nov-Mar) is characterised by hot sunny, days and average high temperatures of 28°CThe Cape Peninsula and surrounding areas have a Mediterranean climate and the heat is offset by frequent tropical rains and hailstorms as summer is also the wet season. Winter (May-Aug) is the dry season; days are sunny and crisp with cold nights and heavy frosts. While the weather is cooler, wildlife are easier to spot as they gather around rivers and water holes because of lessened vegetation.

 

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