South Africa and Mauritius

Join us on a real nature experience trip, where we get to enjoy the majestic nature scenery of the Cape Peninsula, with, among other things, unique, well-known Table Mountain. We visit Cape Point where the currents from the Atlantic and the Indian Ocean meet. We of course make a trip to the eminent wine districts in Stellenbosch, with the accompanying mouthful of good drinks. After a flight to Johannesburg and transfer to an exciting safari park, where it is possible to see the “Big Five”, we end with a few relaxing days on the holiday island of Mauritius in the middle of the Indian Ocean.

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Day 1 Departure to South Africa
Flight to Cape Town. Meals are included on board the flight

Day 2 Arrival Cape Town
We land in Cape Town and are met by our local representative at the airport. We then gather in the evening for a welcome dinner. Overnight in Cape Town. (Noon)

Day 3 Cape Town
We take the winding road along the coast and after a short stop in Hout Bay we take the beautiful, scenic road past Chapman’s Peak to get a panoramic view of the Atlantic. At the top of the Cape Peninsula, Cape Point is within Table Mountain National Park. The vast national park stretches from Signal Hill and Table Mountain in the north to Cape Point in the south and includes the coastline of the peninsula. Within Cape Point, the treacherous cliffs, which form the southwestern tip of Africa, are some of the highest in the world and mark the site where the cold streams Beguela in the Atlantic Ocean and the warm Agulhas in the Indian Ocean meet. In Boulder’s penguin colony, we see the vulnerable African penguin. Wooden walkways allow visitors to see the penguins in their natural. Overnight in Cape Town. (Breakfast)

Day 4 Cape Town
Today we will take a trip out to Robben Island where Mandela was imprisoned. Robben Island has a very long and interesting history. For almost 400 years, Robben Island has been a garrison base, isolation and prison island. Nowadays it is a museum that tells about the socio-economic development and transformation of South African society. After lunch free time. Overnight in Cape Town. (Breakfast)

Day 5 Cape Town
In the morning, we take the spectacular cable car up to the iconic Table Mountain, one of Cape Town’s truly well – known attractions, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The mountain is a national park with beautiful flora and fauna and the view from the top is breathtaking and unsurpassed. We later take a walk through the colorful and lively Bo Kaap, located on the slopes of Signal Hill. We see the parliament building, Godahoppsudden castle, the town hall and also do a garden walk. We then leave Cape Town for an African village party in Moyo Restaurant in Kirstenbosch. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden is hailed as one of the world’s major botanical gardens. Few gardens can match Kirstenbosch, where it is so beautifully nestled in the eastern slopes of Table Mountain. Overnight in Cape Town. (Breakfast)

Day 6 Cape Town
Today we have some free time to explore this beautiful city, here are some recommendations: High Tea at Mount Nelson Shark Cage Diving, Two Oceans Aquarium, Take a ride in a motorcycle with sidecar from World War II days, Visit one of the city’s many beautiful beaches, Helicopter flight over the city or the peninsula. Overnight in Cape Town. (Breakfast)

Day 7 Stellenbosch
Today we explore the wine districts, 45 minutes drive from Cape Town, with over 400 wineries. Enjoy the fantastic mountains that form a dramatic backdrop to the lush vineyards. Taste and enjoy the excellent world-famous wines produced in this area. In the afternoon we check in at our hotel in Stellenbosch’s historic center. In the evening we go to a wine and olive landscape in the mountains for a traditional South African feast, so-called Dinner Braai. Overnight in Cape Town. (Breakfast and dinner)

Day 8 Cape Town – Johannesburg
Today we fly to Johannesburg. Here it will be a tour of Soweto, the largest shantytown in South Africa. Our tour takes us to all the important places, such as Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital (from the outside), Freedom Square, Hector Peterson Memorial and Nelson Mandela’s former homes. In many ways, the story of Soweto is the story of South Africa. Our tour takes you deep into the shantytown culture, so you can get a personal experience of the diversity and the rich history that this part of Johannesburg has to offer. In the afternoon we check in at the hotel. (Breakfast)

Day 9 – 10 Entabeni
After breakfast we leave the big city of Johannesburg to go out into the bush, more specifically to the Entabeni conservancy on a little more than 3 hours drive from Johannesburg. Entabeni Game Reserve is located in the malaria-free Waterberg region, a place where high valleys turn into warm pools and the savannah provides space for wetlands and dense forest land. The area reflects Africa as a whole, a biosphere in which all species of living things exist. Safaris through the reserve show lots of animals including the “Big 5” (lion, rhino, leopard, elephant and buffalo) and many other smaller mammal species, more than 350 bird species and much more. Overnight in Entabeni (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 11 Johannesburg – Mauritius
Today we leave this quiet place and take us to Johannesburg to fly to Mauritius and a few days sun and swimming. Overnight in Mauritius. (Breakfast)

Day 12 – 14 Mauritius
Free time to enjoy sunbathing and swimming. Overnight stays in Mauritius. (Breakfast)

Day 15: Return
In the evening flight home from Mauritius. (Breakfast)

Day 16 Homecoming
Homecoming to the place of boarding.

South Africa and Mauritius

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