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South Africa New Year’s Getaway Special

The Ultimate South African New Year’s Eve Getaway curated by Luxe Tribes, bringing you the best in South Africa!

 

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    per person
  • 8
    days
  • 7
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This trip is completely customizable! We can always add and remove things to ensure the package works best for you and your travel crew.

Confirm your trip by paying your deposit and pay the remaining balance with a flexible personalized payment plan.

Overview

Bringing you the best of South Africa.

This South African experience brings you the best of South Africa. 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 South Africa New Year’s Getaway Special

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 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.

On arrival in Johannesburg O.R Tambo International Airport (JNB), your new guide will meet you and transfer you to your hotel.

Start your afternoon by visiting Maboneng.

Enjoy a welcome dinner at Zioux Restaurant. Right next door is Saint where you can enjoy your first night in Johannesburg with night of cocktails and South African music.

– Dinner and drinks at own guests account

Day 2
SOWETO DAY TOUR, HECTOR PIETERSON MUSUEM , SOWETO WATCH AND EAT TOUR & MABONENG

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.

Embark on a walking tour that highlights the history of Soweto, the exciting and vibrant neighborhood it has become.

It is a two hour walk that includes the Hector Pietersen and Mandela museums, and the free-market lifestyle of the Vilakazi precinct. For lunch, you enjoy the Soweto watch and eat tour.

Watch a magnificent meal being prepared by chefs together with their professional kitchen personnel. Includes lunch (the magnificent meal that’s just been prepared in front of you).

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.

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 3
Welcome to the Mother city – Capetown , Helicopter ride

After breakfast you will check out, Transfer to OR Tambo International Airport and board your 2-hour flight to Johannesburg.

Arrive at Cape Town International Airport and transfer by your guide to your hotel.

Your hotel will be 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.

Once settled in, you will walk 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.

In the evening, you will enjoy welcome dinner at The Grand Pavilion – Harry’s Bar.

Day 4
Capetown City tour, Table mountain Cable Car, Champagne cruise

 

This tour gives you the opportunity to experience the beauty, historic monuments, and the great cultural heritage the city has to offer.

Pick up for the Cape Town Half Day Tour. 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.

Visit, the table mountain and travel by cable car to the top. Later in the evening you will enjoy a 2-hour Champagne Cruise.

Day 5
Let’s go on a Safari! 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 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.

This evening you will be transferred to Gold Restaurant for an evening of entertainment and a delicious tasting menu from all over the continent of Africa (Dinner at guests own account)

Day 6
Cape of Good Hope, The Chapsman Peak, Hout Bay & Penguins

After breakfast, your guide will pick you up at the hotel.

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. 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 7
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.

Visit Stellenbosch, the second oldest colonial town in South Africa. And Franschhoek is also on the agenda which is the perfect place for lunch. Lunch will be served in one of South Africa’s best restaurants are situated in the village. Lunch at own guests account.

Drive back to Cape Town. Overnight.

Day 8
Check Out & Goodbyes

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

Included

  • 5 nights accommodation in your 4* hotel in Cape Town
  • 2 Nights accommodation in your 5* hotel in Johannesburg
  • Daily Breakfast.
  • Private airport transfers in Cape Town and Johannesburg
  • Scheduled flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg.
  • Full day Soweto tour including Hector Pieterson Museum, Nelson Mandela Museum & Soweto Watch & Eat - Lunch included
  • Half day Johannesburg city tour including Maboneng Precinct & Victoria Yards.
  • 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.
  • Welcome dinner at The Grand Pavilion (inclusive of service fee). Guide included.
  • Half day Cape Town city tour, including return tickets for Table Mountain aerial cableway.
  • Full day Peninsula tour, including Seal Island cruise, Cape of Good Hope & Boulders Beach penguin colony.
  • Champagne Cruise
  • Afternoon safari at Aquila Private Game Reserve, including buffet lunch.
  • Full day Winelands tour, including 2 wine tastings and leisure time in Stellenbosch & Franschhoek.
  • Full day Soweto & Johannesburg tour, including Hector Pieterson Museum, Maboneng Precinct, Victoria Yards & lunch.
  • Luggage porterage. Bottled water during transfers and tours
  • English Speaking Guide

Not included

  • Any applicable visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals and soft drinks unless mentioned
  • International flight
  • Anything not mentioned
  • COVID-19 testing fees if required
Tips and Gratuities

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.

All prices are based on double occupancy – this means you will be sharing a room with a friend, partner, or family member.
If you are traveling solo or if you require a single room please reach out and we will send adjusted price quotes.

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Next steps

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1. Choose package

Select the trip that works for your travel style and budget! All of our packages are customizable, your dedicated travel expert will make adjustments based on your preferences and we provide you with a list of top rated hotels and villas so you get the final say on your accommodations.

2. Choose departure date

We plan your trip based on the dates you provide us! You can always change your dates as needed up until your accommodations are booked. Need help with finding flights? You can always reach out to our team for support.

3. Pick a payment plan

We provide fully customizable payment plans for all travelers - simply secure you trip with a deposit and pay the remaining balance with regular installments with all payments completed up to one month before your arrival date.

4. Travel!

Our team will be ready to welcome you once you arrive at your destination, we provide full service 24/7 support during your trip. Get ready for a bucket list experience - your vacation has been curated with care and attention to detail, we can't wait for you to see what we have in store.

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.
Flights are not included however we do provide a guide that will help you find the right flight. Please email support@luxetribes.com for further assistance.
All prices are based on double occupancy - this means you will be sharing a room with a friend, partner, or family member. If you are traveling solo or if you require a single room please reach out and we will send adjusted price quotes.
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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