November 9th - 14th, 2015
Cape Town is for anyone who loves wine, culinary, and penguins. This four-night/five-day itinerary includes visits to wineries just outside of Cape Town along with dining at hark
ome of the finest restaurants in the world. Indulge in the premier wines produced in South Africa, enjoy a breathtaking coastal drive, photograph an African penguin colony, and finish with visits to the Pan African Market and Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. If weather permits, we’ll ride in a cable car up to Table Mountain for a bird’s eye view of Cape Town. A private “bird encounter” photo shoot has been organized. A sweet way to end your South African adventure…!
2015 South Africa – Cape Town Extension II Travel Plans
Monday, November 9
Take your two hour flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town and arrive in Cape Town in the early evening. We’ll be greeted by our guide and transferred to the hotel where we’ll check in and then gather for wine and cheese tapas. We’ll be staying in the heart of the Stellenbosch wine region, the primary area for the making of Western Cape wines. Rolling vineyards, dramatic mountain ranges and Cape Dutch homesteads provide for extraordinary photographic opportunities. Overnight Spier Wine Farm
Tuesday, November 10 (B, L, D)
Late morning breakfast followed by an up close and personal encounter with Spier’s birds of prey. Eagle Encounters was founded in 2001 by Hank and Tracy Chalmers to rehabilitate injured or abused birds and release them back into the wild. We’ll have a private two hour session with the birds flying and personal encounters. Feel free to take a visit to the Spier handicraft market, where you’ll find a showcase of some of the best craftwork produced in the greater Cape Town area. We have a special lunch planned at Middelvlei, providing traditional dishes in a beautiful country setting.
Wednesday, November 11 (B, L, D) – Cape Peninsula Tour
Breakfast on the run before our early morning visit to the Boulders Penguin Colony, home to a colony of African penguins and one of the few places in the world that you can get close up and personal with these fun little creatures. After a fresh seafood lunch at Two Oceans Restaurant, we’ll drive the Chapman’s Peak which winds its way along the Atlantic coast and is one of the most spectacular scenic marine drives in the world. This is a must for anyone who is passionate for scenery! Sheer drops to the sea below and towering mountains that rise above make this a photographer’s dream. Dinner this evening will be in the wineland of Constantia at the award winning restaurant La Colombe. We’ll change our accommodations to the Protea Hotel Cape Castle on Fisherman’s Wharf for two nights.
Thursday, November 12 (B, L)
If weather permits we’ll visit Table Mountain, a cable car that takes you up a mountain side outside of Cape Town – a great place to photograph the city and coastal area of Cape Town. We’ll then visit the Pan African Market for some last minute shopping and lunch and then return to our hotel for personal time to explore the Fisherman’s Wharf, a five minute walk from the hotel. Dinner on your own tonight. Overnight Protea Hotel Cape Castle on Fisherman’s Wharf
Friday, November 13 (B, L)
Breakfast and time to pack up this morning. Around 10:00am we’ll meet up and visit the Fairview Estates for an early lunch and wine tasting before heading to the airport around 3:00pm for our flights back to Johannesburg and connecting international flights home. *
Saturday, November 14
Optional Shark Cage Diving & Wine Tour
*If you would like to extend your stay for a day of shark cage diving, please contact our office for further details.
Tour Extensions Available
October 27th - November 10th, 2015
Minimum 6 Guests
Maximum 14 Guests
1950 per person, based on double occupancy (8+ guests)
Note: If under 8 guests book, ADD 250
Single Supplement: 275
Pricing in US Dollars
$250 Per person due at time of booking
Visa, MasterCard, AmEx, Discover, or check accepted
Deposits are non-refundable. If cancellations are necessary, we require this request in writing. We will do our best to resell your space. Only if we can resell your space, we will refund (minus deposit and discounts given to sell your space). No partial refunds are possible for unused services.
November 1, 2014: $850 First Installment
April 15, 2015: Final Payment
Check only for first installment and final payment. Please make check payable to Natural Exposures and mail to:
810 N. Wallace, Suite E
Bozeman, MT 59715
- Private small group travel with Daniel J. Cox
- Local guide/driver
- All accommodations on scheduled itinerary days (4 nights)
- Meals where indicated (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
- Wine, beer and soft drinks with group meals!
- Fees for bird photo shoot, Table Mountain, wine tasting and penguin entrance
- Luggage transfer between hotels
- Transfers to and from Johannesburg airport. We will suggest flights to and from Cape Town. Transfers will be provided for the suggested flights only. We can arrange (for an additional fee) for private transfers for different flight schedules.
- Domestic flights Johannesburg to Cape Town and Cape Town to Johannesburg (approximately $275)
- Miscellaneous personal expenses including laundry
- Gratuity for local guide/driver
- Tourist visas
- Travel insurance
- Airport transfers on unscheduled itinerary days
- Extra nights at lodges/hotels on extended stay
Flights to Book
South African Airways
November 9, 2015**
JNB – CPT
Depart JNB 3:15pm
Arrive CPT 5:25pm
**Booking this specific flight will ensure you remain with the group for included transfers upon arrival in Cape Town.
November 13, 2015
Suggested flight for included group transfer:
Depart CPT 3:20pm
Arrive JNB 5:20pm
Be sure to book your CPT-JNB flight so it corresponds with your international departure flight from Johannesburg (JNB). Transfers will be provided for suggested flights only.
Travel/emergency evacuation insurance is not required for this photo tour, but we always recommend purchasing it for any trip. We recommend one or more of the following, depending on your needs:
(use code natexp)
Allianz Global Assistance
(use travel agency ID F203564)
Terms & Conditions
Natural Exposures cannot control nor is responsible for abnormal weather, natural disasters, or any other disaster that might affect the trip. Travel insurance should be purchased to cover any missed flights or medical problems that may affect/delay your travel. National Parks have the right to change our itinerary.
By booking a trip with Natural Exposures, you agree to the following CANCELLATION AND LIABILITY POLICY
Accommodations for 2015 South Africa – Cape Town Extension II
November 9-10, 2 Nights
Spier Wine Farm
Village-style buildings, lush green lawns and spacious rooms situated next to the calming Eerste River are the defining characteristics of the 4 star Spier Hotel. Spier is one of the oldest wine farms in South Africa with a recorded history dating back to 1692. While rooted in this heritage, Spier has a vibrant and conscious energy. Award-winning wine can be paired with fabulous food, grown either on the farm or by nearby farmers. The winery is one of the most awarded in the country and the four-star Spier Hotel offers inspiring village-style buildings, lush green lawns and spacious rooms situated next to the calming Eerste River in the tranquillity of nature.
November 11-12, 2 Nights
Protea Cape Castle
Located centrally, this hotel is only minutes away from the bustling fisherman’s wharf known as the V&A Waterfront. These fully-serviced apartments have spacious en-suite bedrooms, lounges, dining areas and kitchens and are tastefully decorated to reflect Cape Town’s rich heritage and bright future. All apartments are self-catering to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
Helpful Information for 2015 South Africa – Cape Town Extension II
US, CANADA, and UK citizens DO NOT need tourist visas if staying for less than 90 days in South Africa. Please make sure to have multiple empty pages in your passport before traveling to South Africa – it is required! For all other nationalities visa requirements, please visit the South Africa Home Affairs Visa Information website.
It is always best to make sure you are up to date with your routine vaccinations and to check in with your doctor or a medical professional ideally 4-6 weeks before travel.
- Recommended (but not required)
- Routine such as MMR, DPT, Polio
- Hepatitis A and B
- Yellow Fever (optional)
The currency unit in South Africa is the Rand, denoted by the symbol R, with 100 cents making up one Rand (R1). Foreign currency can be exchanged at local banks, and Bureaux de Changes. Most major international credit cards such as American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa and their affiliates are widely accepted
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