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South Africa, November 20 - December 5, 2010


Saturday 20                 Depart USA for overnight flight to Johannesburg.

Sunday 21                  Arrive Johannesburg in the evening.
                                      O/N Pretoria

Monday 22                  Full day tour of Pretoria (the Jacaranda City), Vootrekker Monument, Parliament.
                                      O/N Pretoria. Breakfast included. (B)

Tuesday 23                   Transfer from Pretoria (about 5 hours) to the Kruger Park region for 2 nights at
                                     Kapama Safari Lodge. Late afternoon safari. Breakfast and Dinner included. (B/D)

Wednesday 24                         Morning and afternoon safaris. Kapama is home to the Big Five (Lion, Leopard, Rhino,
                                      Buffalo, and Elephant), as well as many other animals. (B/L/D).

Thursday 25                Morning safari at Kapama. Continue to the spectacular Blyde River Canyon for a day of
                                     sightseeing. Panorama Route, Three Rondavels, God's Window, Bourke's Luck Potholes.
                                      O/N at Pine Lake Inn, Hazy View. (B/D)

Friday 26                     Full day safari/touring in Kruger National Park, a vast area where we will search for
                                      animals in a typical African setting. O/N Pine Lake Inn (B)

Saturday 27                  Sightseeing in the Lower Blyder River Canyon area, Pilgrim's Rest, Mac-Mac Falls, etc.
                                      before transferring back to Pretoria for overnight. (B)

Sunday 28                    Late morning flight to Port Elizabeth to begin the second half of our tour on the famous
                                      and spectacular Garden Route. Visit Tsitsikamma National Park and Forest.
                                     O/N Protea Knysna Quays, Knysna (B/D)

Monday 29                  The Featherbed Excursion - Take the ferry on the Knysna Lagoon to the Western Head,
                                     continue by 4x4 up the headland up to the reserve, 1 1/2 mile walk through coastal forest
                                     and fynbos vegetation into ancient sea caves, buffet lunch, and return trip by ferry.
                                     O/N Protea Knysna Quays, Knysna (B/L)

Tuesday 30                  Leave the coast and head into the Little Karoo, a colorful semi-arid region and home to
                                     the vast majority of the world's ostriches. Visit an ostrich farm and ride an ostrich! We
                                     will also visit the beautiful Cango Caves. O/N Oudtshoorn (B)


Wednesday 01                         Continue sightseeing through the Little Karoo, the great wheatlands, and finally the wine
                                      region as we arrive in Cape Town for our last 3 nights. O/N Cape Town (B)

Thursday 02                Full day tour to the Stellenbosch Wine Region, including a wine tasting and cellar visit.
                                     The Cape Dutch architecture and diverse vegetation add to this full day.
                                     Enjoy a colorful African dinner at Mamma Africa. O/N Cape Town (B/D)

Friday 03                      The Cape! We'll head south over the spectacular Chapmans Peak Drive and head to
                                     Boulders Beach to see..... penguins! Yes, there are penguins in Africa and not just a few!
                                     You'll see them close-up. Continue through fynboos vegetation and flowers down to the
                                      Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point.
                                      At some point either Thursday or Friday (weather dependant) we will take the cable car
                                     up Table Mountain, towering over Cape Town. O/N Cape Town (B)

Saturday 04                 We'll spend our last morning in the delightful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, one of
                                     most varied and beautiful in the world. We'll have a few hours over lunch to enjoy the
                                     lively Cape Town Waterfront.
                                     Transfer to Cape Town Airport for flights home.




$3,200 per Person plus Airfare

Single Supplement $800


Included in Price:


Transportation in luxury air-conditioned vehicles including qualified local drivers

Sightseeing with English-speaking guides per itinerary

Entrance fees for sightseeing as indicated

Services of Rangers/Trackers

Kruger Park entrance fees

Accommodation in Motels, Hotels, or Safari Lodges as specified

Breakfast Daily

5 Dinners

3 Lunches

Flight from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth


Not included in the Price:


Other meals not specified in itinerary

Flights from home to Johannesburg and from Cape Town home.

Gratuities for game rangers, tour guides, drivers

Trip Insurance (highly recommended)


Items of a personal nature


Deposits & Payments:


Deposit: $500 upon registering

Balance: September 1, 2010




Cancellation through June 1, 2010 – Forfeit cost of flight Johannesburg/Port Elizabeth (approx. $150)

Cancellation June 2 through September 1 – Forfeit $500 deposit

Cancellation September 2 through October 15 – Forfeit 50% of trip cost ($1600)

Cancellation after October 15, 2009 – Forfeit 100% of trip cost

Insurance (Strongly Recommended!!)


Montana Travel uses AccessAmerica through American Express for their trip insurance. You can get a quote online by putting in the tour type (organized tour), total tour amount (include airfare), your age, tour dates (November 20 to December 5), and Montana Travel's access number BQF028623.

Here is the link:

Another cheaper option is to add the insurance when you book your flight. That would only cover the cost of the flight (not the $3200) of the trip, but it does give you medical and emergency coverage during the trip.

Feel free to check through any insurance you already have, but you should have something.

Medical Precautions:


The Kruger Park region of South Africa is a known malaria region. You may or may not decide to take precautions, but we recommend you discuss this with your medical professional.




Delta has a non-stop flight from Atlanta to Johannesburg leaving and arriving in the evening. South African Airways (United partner) has an evening nonstop from Washington Dulles. Fares change constantly. At the moment the Delta fares are quite high. Right now South African has a fare of $1161 from Washington to Johannesburg roundtrip which is good.

Also Delta partner flights via Amsterdam or Paris are quite a bit less than via Atlanta, but they tend to arrive quite a bit later in the evening than the ATL or IAD flights.

When you do go to book your flight, be sure to depart the US 20.November and arrive the evening of 21.November. At the end of the trip book for a departure of Saturday, December 4 afternoon/evening, which will put you back in the States on December 5. Be careful of the dates of flights departing after midnight!

I will continue to watch airfares and let you know if a special comes up.



** Americans do not require a visa for South Africa.

** Passports must have AT LEAST 3 complete blank pages upon entry to South Africa.

** Passports must be valid for at least 6 months after departure from South Africa.


Tour organized and conducted by:

Kent Kauffman
Kent's Tour & Guide Service
311 S. Grand
Bozeman, MT 59715
tel. 406-586-5078


Reservations made by:

Lion World Tours
33 Kern Rd
Toronto, ON M3B 1S9
tel. 416 920 5466

Details Subject to Change!