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Capetown, Johanessburg & Hermanus, South Africa

The Ultimate South Africa Getaway Special with highlights of Capetown, Johannesburg & Hermanus

 

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  • 10
    days
  • 9
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Overview

Bringing you the best of South Africa.

This South Africa experience brings you the best of Capetown, Johannesburg and Hermanus. We have curated this experience for travelers looking for the perfect mixture of adventure and relaxation. Spend your week exploring South Africa, all you have to do is book that flight and everything else is handled from the moment you land.

Our trips are customized to work for you – so you can select your daily activities and you get the final say on your accommodations!

This package is perfect for:

  • Solo travel
  • Group travel
  • Couples getaway

Top highlights

Explore the most beautiful places in Capetown, Johanessburg & Hermanus, South Africa

Details

Sample itinerary

Your South Africa getaway curated by local experts from our team!

Please note this is a sample itinerary and your actual itinerary would be adjusted based on your selected activities, dates of travel and of course your travel style!

Day 1
Welcome to Capetown

On arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you will be met by your guide, who will transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Your hotel is located on the edge of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. The Waterfront is simultaneously Cape Town’s working harbour, and a destination that offers hundreds of shops and restaurants on the edge of the water.

Day 2
Cape Town City Tour, Table Mountain Cable Car & Helicopter ride

After breakfast this morning, your guide will pick you up at the hotel, and you will depart on a half day tour of Cape Town. The tour visits the Castle of Good Hope and the Company’s Garden, before going into the Bo-Kaap with its colourful homes against the hillside. Then, if the weather allows, you will be taken to the foot of Table Mountain and travel by cable car to the top. The views are indescribable, and the unique fynbos vegetation does not grow anywhere else on earth except in the areas around Cape Town. Drop-off at your hotel around lunch time. In the afternoon you will stroll to the kiosk of the helicopter company in the Waterfront, from where you will be taken to the helipad. The helicopter will take you on a breath-taking 12-minute flight over the scenic highlights of Cape Town. A pre-recorded DVD of the route is included.

Day 3
Cape of Good Hope, The Chapsman Peak, Hout Bay & Penguins

This morning after breakfast, your guide will pick you up at the hotel, and you will depart on a full day tour of the Cape Peninsula. You will drive south along the Atlantic coastline, through Camps Bay to Hout Bay. In the fishing harbour of Hout Bay you will board boat which will take you to Seal Island, named after the thousands of seals that live here. From Hout Bay you will travel over the beautiful Chapman’s Peak Drive (road conditions permitting) to the Cape of Good Hope National Park. After visiting Cape Point, you will continue along the False Bay coast to Simon’s Town and its colony of African penguins at Boulders Beach. Arrival at your hotel in the late afternoon.

Day 4
Aquila Game Reserve

After breakfast this morning, a representative from Aquila will pick you up at the hotel and you will depart to Aquila Private Game Reserve. Here you will enjoy a 2-3 hour safari on an open 4×4 vehicle, which is followed by a buffet lunch and some leisure time. During leisure time, guests can make use of the optional extra activities such as spa treatments, quad bike adventures and horseback experiences.

Day 5
Wine Country – Cape Winelands, Stellenbosch & Franschhoek

On the menu today are some of the most photogenic landscapes in South Africa: the Winelands. Your guide will pick you up after breakfast and you will depart on a full day tour of discovery amongst the oldest vineyards in the southern hemisphere. The tour includes wine tastings at 2 of the area’s wine estates (one of our favourites is Boschendal, which dates from the late 17th century). You will also visit Stellenbosch, the second oldest colonial town in South Africa. And Franschhoek is also on the agenda, which is the perfect place for lunch because some of South Africa’s best restaurants are situated in the village (lunch is not included in the tour but your guide will recommend a restaurant that suits your requirements). Overnight in Cape Town.

Day 6
Welcome to Hermanus

Situated just 140 kilometres from Cape Town and built between the beautiful shores and cliffs of Walker Bay, Hermanus has grown from a small seaside resort town to become possibly the best-known place for whale watching in the world. This town is also famed for its natural scenic beauty, long stretches of pristine beaches and excellent variety of restaurants, cafes and bars. Check out after breakfast. Your guide will pick you up at the hotel for the transfer to Hermanus. You will travel along the scenic Clarence Drive which hugs the coastline from Gordon’s Bay to Betty’s Bay, offering plenty of opportunity to stop and admire the views over False Bay towards the mountains of the Peninsula. Your hotel in Hermanus overlooks Walker Bay, which is famous in whale season (June – December) for its great sightings of southern right whales that migrate from Antarctica to the warm waters off the coastline of South Africa. Hermanus is known as one of the best places in the world for whale watching, and it’s easy to spot these majestic sea creatures from land or during a boat cruise. Afternoon at leisure.

Day 7
Hermanus

This morning, your guide will pick you up for the 45 minute drive to Gansbaai. Here you will board a boat of Dyer Island Cruises for a 2-3 hour Marine Big 5 cruise. Even outside whale season, the ocean is home to other whale species like Bride’s whales, as well as sharks, seals and an array of seabirds.

Day 8
Welcome to 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. After breakfast you will check out, and your guide will pick you up at the hotel for the transfer to Cape Town International Airport. Here you will catch a scheduled flight to Johannesburg. On arrival in Johannesburg, your new guide will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. Ideally situated on Nelson Mandela Square in the Sandton neighbourhood, the Michelangelo Hotel will be your base in Johannesburg. The rest of the day is at leisure. Nelson Mandela Square and the adjacent Sandton City mall offer a huge selection of restaurants, coffee shops and cafés.

Day 9
Soweto Day Tour, Hector Pieterson Museum, Maboneng Precinct & Victoria Yards

Today you will enjoy a full day tour of Soweto and Johannesburg. Soweto is the largest and best-know township in South Africa. On this interactive tour you will meet some of the locals, and learn about the challenges and triumphs of their lives. Lunch is included in the tour, as well as a visit to the Hector Pietersen Museum which tells the story of the 1976 student uprising and its place in the struggle against apartheid. In the afternoon, you will get a glimpse of the struggles and triumphs of Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest and most cosmopolitan city. Your guide will show you some of the vibrant neighbourhoods and inspiring projects that contribute to the renaissance of Johannesburg. Maboneng, which means Place of Light in the Sotho language, is an inner-city area that was until recently filled with dilapidated industrial buildings. Since around 2010, it has morphed into a centre of Johannesburg’s creative energy. Not far from Maboneng is Lorentzville, another inner-city neighbourhood which now houses Victoria Yards. This project strives to encourage commercial enterprise that goes hand in hand with social development. There’s an urban agriculture project which creates jobs by growing fruit and vegetables that are sold to the public, artisan studios which nurture the skills of young craftspeople, and arts galleries that encourage the talent of undiscovered artists.

Day 10
Check out & GoodByes

After breakfast you will check out, and your guide will pick you up at the hotel for the transfer to O.R Tambo International airport to board your flight back home.

Included

  • 5 Nights at The Commodore Hotel in a Standard Room, with breakfast daily.
  • 2 Nights at Misty Waves Boutique Hotel in a Gold Superior Honeymoon Room, with breakfast daily.
  • 2 Nights at The Michelangelo Hotel in a Superior Room, with breakfast daily.
  • Private airport transfers in Cape Town and Johannesburg, and from Cape Town to Hermanus.
  • Scheduled flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg.
  • Half day Cape Town city tour, including return tickets for Table Mountain aerial cableway.
  • 12-Minute sightseeing helicopter flight including pre-recorded DVD of the route.
  • Full day Peninsula tour, including Seal Island cruise, Cape of Good Hope & Boulders Beach penguin colony
  • Afternoon safari at Aquila Private Game Reserve, including buffet lunch
  • Full day Winelands tour, including 2 wine tastings and leisure time in Stellenbosch & Franschhoek
  • Marine Big 5 cruise
  • Full day Soweto & Johannesburg tour, including Hector Pieterson Museum, Maboneng Precinct, Victoria Yards & lunch
  • Luxe Tribes On-call Assistant

Not included

  • International flights
  • Visa fees
  • PCR tests and Travel Insurance
  • Meals, and entry fees that are not mentioned under Price Includes
  • All activities not Included in the itinerary
  • Any extra personal expenses or purchase
  • Tips and gratuities to driver/guide etc.

Pricing

The payment towards your South Africa trip can be paid out monthly or in full. We provide flexible payment plans for all travelers, all payments must be completed no later than one month before your scheduled arrival date.

Prices are based on double occupancy – this means you will be sharing with your partner or with a friend. If you are traveling solo there is an additional one time single occupancy fee of $1500 which can be paid up to 2 months before your trip.

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Step 1. Review details

Ensure the dates and trip price work for you. If you have any questions please schedule a call with our team. Once you are ready to book that dream vacay go ahead and pay your deposit! Please note spots are open on a rolling basis until the trip is sold out. We highly suggest securing your spot on the trip by paying your deposit promptly.

Step 2. Pay deposit

Once your trip is confirmed log into your account on our website and stay up to date with the latest info for your upcoming trip! You will also have access to your trip group chat where you can meet & connect with the other travelers and coordinate flights. You will receive monthly payment reminders and updates leading up to departure with everything you need from a finalized itinerary to travel guides, a packing list and more!

3. Pack your bags!

Arrive and get ready for an adventure! Our suggestion would be to look for arrival time in the early afternoon as check in starts at 2pm. If you arrive early, you will have more time to settle into your hotel and explore while getting adjusted to your new surroundings! Our welcome dinner starts in the evening at 6pm, this is where our official introduction begins!

Frequently asked questions

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You can travel whenever you choose! Just find the flight and the time of the year that works for you and we will make it happen. You can change your dates up until your accommodations have been confirmed as booked. After this, any changes may incur a fee.
Your international flight should arrive in Cape Town International Airport. For assistance finding flights please email belle@luxetribes.com
Flights are not included however we do provide assistance with finding the right flights for your dates. Please email belle@luxetribes.com with your preferred dates and state of departure and we will send over some options.
Prices are based on double occupancy - This means you will be traveling with a friend or family. If you are traveling solo or if you would like to book a single room there is an additional one time fee of $1500.
Email your South Africa trip expert - nancy@luxetribes.com and you can change any aspect of your upcoming vacation! The itinerary is fully customizable to work for you.
We will provide you with a list of hotel options for you to choose from once you provide us with your confirmed travel dates and your confirmed guest list. You get to choose where you want to stay and we will always provide as many options as needed until you are absolutely satisfied with your accommodation.
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Some key points

Important things to note

  • We will provide you with a list of accommodation options based on your budget and any preferences you provide to us once your trip is confirmed – this gives you the opportunity to select the hotel that best suits your taste.
  • Cape Town and Hermanus get rain in winter (roughly from May-Aug or September) but temperatures are mild, compared to winter temperatures in places like the north-east of the USA. A typical maximum temperature is around 15C, and you often have a few sunny days in-between wet cold fronts.
  • Winter in Johannesburg is dry and sunny. Temperatures can drop to zero at night, but in the day they rise to between 15-20C.
  • Summer in Johannesburg usually means a thunderstorm in the afternoon (although the current summer is exceptionally wet). Summers in Cape Town are hot and dry – a typical Mediterranean climate ( Between November & March)
  • Whale season (for which Hermanus is famous) is from June to November or December. This is when southern right whales are plentiful. But it does not mean that Hermanus is a waste of time at other times of the year, because there are other, smaller whale species like Bride’s whales, as well as sharks, seals and seabirds that from the rich marine life of the area.
  • Many citizens including US, Canadian, and UK passport holders do not need a visa to enter South Africa for up to 90 days.

If something goes wrong

Cancellation policy

  • All deposits are non-refundable, however, you can transfer your deposit to a future trip of your choice.
  • If you’re over 60 days away from departure, switching to another trip is easy! Simply send an email to your trip coordinator and move your payment balance over to another trip of your choice. Please note if your accommodations have already been booked the property may apply penalties – our team will always try to book flexible options ,however, if the property has a strict cancellation policy the credit applied to your account will be less any applicable cancellation fees by the property.
  • Cancellations within 30-60 days of your departure date are subject to a 50% cancellation fee of the total amount paid after the deposit. The remaining 50% balance will be applied as a credit towards a future trip.
  • Cancellations made within 30 days of the scheduled departure date or less are subject to a 100% charge of the total amount paid after the deposit.
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