Wild & Wonderful South Africa

from 

AU$8,099

per person
 
Duration: 16 Nights
Destination: Cape Town, South Africa
Region: Africa
Deal Code: PA165L0L

 

 

Description

The journey begins in captivating Cape Town. From the Cape Winelands to the Cape of Good Hope, there’s so much to sip and see here.

Following a relaxing day at sea, it’s a late-night stay in Port Elizabeth, where you can delve into its storied history on the Donkin Heritage Trail, and visit the animal sanctuary of Addo Elephant National Park. From the town of East London, discover the white-sand beaches and dunes of the Sunshine and Wild Coasts. 

After another blissful day at sea, awake in Maputo, Mozambique, to discover colonial-era architecture and the markets, parks, and shops of the Old Town. Take advantage of a late-night stay in Richards Bay to go on a safari at Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park—home to Africa’s “big five” animals and the largest white rhino population on Earth. Then it’s on to Durban, where you can relax on the sandy Golden Mile and go on a tour of traditional Zulu homesteads. 

As we head back to Cape Town, you have two more days to really indulge at your boutique hotel at sea. Pamper yourself in Sanctum Spa, choose from specialty dining venues and fine wines, and take in some sensational performances.

The journey ends with a two-night stay in Cape Town, giving you plenty of time to explore this capital city set on two oceans. Learn about its past and apartheid history, enjoy countless outdoor adventures from mountain peaks to rugged coasts, and sip your way around the world-renowned wineries.


Your Fly, Tour & Cruise Package Includes:

  • $1500 flight credit
  • 5 day Cape Town Independent Experience
  • Includes 4 nights accommodation, 4 breakfasts, select activities + more  
  • 12 night South Africa Intensive Voyage onboard Azamara Journey, Cape Town return
  • All onboard meals in complimentary dining venues plus select standard drinks, beers & wines, bottled water, soft drinks, gratuities + more
  • Private transfers throughout
  • Port charges, fees & gratuities onboard your cruise 

**Pricing is based on per person twin share for travel 30 December 2022 - 15 January 2023

**Other dates available, a surcharge may apply

**Single traveller pricing available. Please speak to one of our travel consultants for more details


Cape Town Experience – Independent

Famous for its gourmet cuisine and picture-perfect scenery, Cape Town is one of the most sought-after destinations of today. Taken independently, this short trip offers the ideal snapshot of the sights in and around the city – Table Mountain, the Winelands, Robben Island and beyond. Along the way, you’ll gain insight into South Africa’s history and Nelson Mandela’s legacy. This is all about independent travel, without the stress. Peregrine’s Independent Experiences are a range of short packages that you can add to other Experiences or as an extension to a longer tour, to craft your perfect holiday itinerary. Independent Experiences are for one to three travellers, depart daily and offer the back-up of Peregrine, our local offices and expert resident guides.

Why you'll love this trip

  • Witness some of the most breath-taking scenery on the continent, from imposing Table Mountain to the rugged world’s end of the Cape Peninsula.
  • Retrace 350 years of Cape Town’s dramatic history on a three-hour walking tour with a specialist local guide.
  • Discover why Cape Town is one of South Africa's culinary hot-spots, sampling its fine restaurants, wines and cheeses.
  • Enjoy a full-day trip down the spectacular coastline of Cape Point National Park and a tranquil escape to the Winelands.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Cape Town

On arrival in Cape Town, you’ll be met by a Peregrine representative at the airport and transferred to you hotel (approximately 1 hour). Your hotel is perfectly located between Signal Hill and the majestic Table Mountain in the Cape Town suburb of Tamboerskloof. After you settle in, the rest of the day is free for you to explore your surroundings. Walk the laid-back streets of Tamboerskloof, with its Victorian style homes and great access to the nightlife found on the nearby Long and Kloof streets.

Accommodation: Cape Milner Hotel (Luxury Rooms) or similar (1 night)

Meals Included: There are no meals included on this day.

Day 2 - Cape Town Walking Tour & Cape Point Peninsula

Today you’ll retrace 350 years of Cape Town’s dramatic history on a three-hour morning walking tour. Specially trained local guides will bring the challenges facing the early Dutch settlers to life, as well as the dark times of slavery, colonial life in The Cape, the tragedy of apartheid, and then the joy and triumph of the new ''Rainbow Nation''. Your tour will take in historical sights such as the Castle of Good Hope, Grand Parade, and significant historic slavery sites such as the Slave Lodge and Slave Tree. At the Parliament Buildings and District Six Museum, you’ll learn about apartheid and get a valuable insight into the effects of racism and discrimination on the lives of ordinary South Africans. In Government Avenue near St. George’s Cathedral, Footsteps to Freedom tour guides will tell you about Cape Town’s three Nobel Peace Prize-winners; Desmond Tutu, Nelson Mandela and FW De Klerk. You’ll visit the building where the apartheid laws were passed and where they were later repealed after De Klerk’s dramatic speech at the opening of Parliament in February 1990. In Greenmarket Square and St. George’s Mall, you can’t help but feel the energy and pulse of the new South Africa. This afternoon travel down the spectacular coastline to Cape Point. On the way some of the highlights including Clifton Beach view, Camps Bay, Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

Accommodation: Cape Milner Hotel (Luxury Rooms) or similar (1 night)

Included Activities: Cape Town - Afternoon Cape Peninsula Tour & Cape Town - Morning Historic Walking Tour

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 - Cape Town - Winelands

Today enjoy a tranquil escape to the Winelands on a full day tour. We make our way to the Stellenbosch area for a cellar door tour and wine tasting to gain an appreciation for the wines of the area. Afterwards head into the town for a city tour through its leafy cobbled lanes and elegant mix of 18th century architecture. Next stop is Franschhoek and another estate for a lunch stop and perhaps a wine while enjoying the stunning views over the Franschhoek Valley. Alternatively the French like village street cafes are also recommended. After lunch head to Paarl via a prison that held Nelson Mandela captive for the final 13 months of his imprisonment and learn about his life. Once in Paarl visit the final wine estate for a cheese and wine pairing before heading back to Cape Town for the night.

Accommodation: Cape Milner Hotel (Luxury Rooms) or similar (1 night)

Included Activities: Franschoek Winelands Tour

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 - Cape Town

Today is free for you to discover more of the many things that Cape Town has to offer. The city is a nature lover’s playground with beaches to surf, picnic and sunbathe at, and the peninsula-dominating Table Mountain to explore. You can hike up various routes or take the cable car to the top for fantastic views, while there’s also mountain biking on this iconic peak for those looking to get really active. For the history buffs, take a trip out to Robben Island, stand in Nelson Mandela’s old cell and learn about the political and social injustices of apartheid. From somewhere with a long and sad history, the island has now become a symbol of the triumph of the human spirit. Cape Town is also home to some of the best markets in the country – the food markets at the V&A Waterfront, The Old Biscuit Mill, and Oranjezicht City Farm Market are a feast for the eyes, and range from trendy designer food to laid-back, organic community veggies. Perhaps end your final night with a celebratory dinner in one of Cape Town’s many fantastic resturants.

Accommodation: Cape Milner Hotel (Luxury Rooms) or similar (1 night)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5 - Cape Town

Today your Cape Town experience comes to an end, and you’ll be collected from your hotel by our local operator and transferred to Cape Town Airport (approximately 1 hours) for your onward flight. Additional accommodation can be booked if you’d like to extend your time here.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Cruise Itinerary:

Date

Itinerary

Arrive

Depart

03 Jan 23

Cape Town, South Africa - EMBARK

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6.00 pm

04 Jan 23

At Sea

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-

05 Jan 23

Port Elizabeth, South Africa

7.00 am

8.00 pm

06 Jan 23

East London, South Africa

7.30 am

6.00 pm

07 Jan 23

At Sea

-

-

08 Jan 23

Maputo, Mozambique

8.00 am

3.00 pm

09 Jan 23

Richards Bay, South Africa

7.00 am

9.00 pm

10 Jan 23

Durban, South Africa

7.30 am

6.00 pm

11 Jan 23

At Sea

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-

12 Jan 23

At Sea

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-

13 Jan 23

Cape Town, South Africa

9.00 am

-

14 Jan 23

Cape Town, South Africa

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-

15 Jan 23

Cape Town, South Africa - DISEMBARK

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* Conditions apply. Offer is limited, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotion is correct and valid at the time of publication. Booking and full supplier terms and conditions apply. Valid for new bookings only and not combinable with any other offer (unless stated).

Prices listed are per person in Australian Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown on the lowest inside category available at the time. Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 02 July 2021 and can be withdrawn without notice. Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated. Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included. Flight credit can be used on your choice of airline and subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.