MONOGRAMS 2017: South African Sojourn (IQS)

9 days from Cape Town to Johannesburg

Lions and rhinos and cheetahs-oh, my. Oh, yeah?and elephants and giraffes and impala and even penguins! Step out of the ordinary and into Africa for a vacation that will leave you in awe! This 9-day Monograms vacation to South Africa is as fantastic as they come, introducing you to everything that makes this country so unique. Your Monograms adventure includes a choice of accommodations, private guided sightseeing, shared game drives, breakfast daily, and two lunches. Plus, in Cape Town and Johannesburg a Local Host is at your service-a friendly face and expert on the local scene who ensures your vacation runs smoothly, answers your questions, and helps you personalize your experience. And on safari, you'll have experienced Rangers and game trackers with you on all game drives.

From the moment you take your first step, the Monograms difference becomes apparent. Your vacation begins in Cape Town, where we can pick you up at the airport and escort you to your hotel. Dig into a delicious included breakfast the next morning before a private guided tour with your Local Host featuring a cable-car ride to the top of Table Mountain for spectacular views of Cape Town. Next, descend from the mountain to the ocean as you visit Boulders Beach with its delightful colony of African penguins. Lastly, explore beautiful Cape Point Nature Reserve-home to Cape Point, the southwesternmost point on the continent. The following day is free to explore on your own or you can join an optional excursion. Just ask your Local Host for help and suggestions. Maybe join a morning or afternoon excursion to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years, or to the splendid Cape winelands for a magical day or half-day of winery visits and tastings.

Next, travel to the Kruger National Park area, where we transfer you to your lodge in a private game reserve. From here, head out multiple times with a professional Ranger in search of Africa's 'Big 5'-lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and Cape buffalo. You're sure to encounter many other species as well. Cap off each day with refreshing included sundowner drinks, the perfect way to relax and reflect as the sun sets over the beautiful South Africa landscape. Finally, embark a quick flight to Johannesburg, where your Local Host will welcome and acquaint you with the world's largest city not situated on a river, lake, or coastline.

Private sightseeing takes you inside the fascinating Apartheid Museum, SOWETO, and the former home of Nelson Mandela-and features lunch at a local 'Joburg' restaurant.

From start to finish, Monograms' South African Sojourn is an incredible journey, with accommodations, guides, sightseeing, and transportation already included! With the time saved and the comfort of knowing you have a local there to assist you throughout your vacation, you'll be one happy traveler!

Call (520) 445-6812 for more information or to book today! Mention code 12911922

Tour Operator
Globus
Duration
9 Days
Escorted
Escorted - No
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1Cape TownWelcome to South Africa! Arrive late in the evening and check in to your hotel.
Day 2Cape TownStart your PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR with a CABLE-CAR RIDE up Table Mountain (weather permitting). Here, enjoy stunning views of the city and surrounding area. Next, stop at Boulders Beach and visit a COLONY OF ENDANGERED AFRICAN PENGUINS, known for the unique sound they make. After lunch, continue on to CAPE POINT NATURE RESERVE. Stop at the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point, the southwesternmost point of the African continent, for incredible panoramic views. On your return journey, skirt the rocky coastline as you ascend Chapman's Peak Drive, one of the most spectacular drives in the world, then continue through the fishing village of Hout Bay. The evening is at your leisure in Cape Town. (B,L)
Day 3Cape TownEnjoy a full day at your leisure. Your Local Host is happy to make recommendations. (B)
Day 4Kruger National Park AreaToday, fly to the KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA and transfer to your lodge in a private game reserve. The Kruger area is famous for its abundance of wildlife, so you have a great chance to see the 'Big 5'-lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo. Other animals you may see include kudu, impala, giraffe, hippo, cheetah, spotted hyena, wildebeest, bushbaby, and more! This afternoon, embark on your first GAME DRIVE and stop for SUNDOWNER DRINKS as the sun sets over the bushveld. (B,D)
Day 5Kruger AreaEnjoy two full days of game viewing in this wondrous land. Wake up early for a MORNING GAME DRIVE in an open-air, 4-wheel-drive Land Rover. Your skilled, professional Ranger will help you learn about this special ecosystem as you view wildlife up close. After breakfast at your lodge, take advantage of free time to swim, read, or enjoy a drink at the bar. Tea will be served prior to your AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE. As the sun sets, stop for SUNDOWNER DRINKS in the bush. Return to your lodge in time to freshen up before dinner. (B,L,D daily)
Day 6Kruger AreaEnjoy two full days of game viewing in this wondrous land. Wake up early for a MORNING GAME DRIVE in an open-air, 4-wheel-drive Land Rover. Your skilled, professional Ranger will help you learn about this special ecosystem as you view wildlife up close. After breakfast at your lodge, take advantage of free time to swim, read, or enjoy a drink at the bar. Tea will be served prior to your AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE. As the sun sets, stop for SUNDOWNER DRINKS in the bush. Return to your lodge in time to freshen up before dinner. (B,L,D daily)
Day 7JohannesburgEnjoy one last GAME DRIVE this morning before flying to Johannesburg. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)
Day 8JohannesburgToday's PRIVATE SIGHTSEEING TOUR starts with a visit to the unforgettable APARTHEID MUSEUM. Here, you will learn about the founding of South Africa before delving into the apartheid years. Continue on to SOWETO (South Western Township), the largest township in the country. You will see the Hector Pieterson Memorial, dedicated to the 12-year-old boy killed by police during a demonstration in 1976, and the neighborhood that was home to Nobel Peace Prize winners Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela. Visit MANDELA HOUSE to gain perspective on life here. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before transferring back to your hotel for time at leisure. (B,L)
Day 9JohannesburgYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
10/19/2017$2,619.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/20/2017$2,619.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/21/2017$2,619.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/22/2017$2,619.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/23/2017$2,619.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/24/2017$2,619.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/25/2017$2,619.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/26/2017$2,619.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/27/2017$2,619.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/28/2017$2,619.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/29/2017$2,619.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/30/2017$2,619.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
10/31/2017$2,619.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/01/2017$2,679.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/02/2017$2,679.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/03/2017$2,679.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/04/2017$2,679.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/05/2017$2,679.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/06/2017$2,679.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/07/2017$2,679.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/08/2017$2,679.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/09/2017$2,679.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/10/2017$2,679.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/11/2017$2,679.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/12/2017$2,679.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/13/2017$2,679.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/14/2017$2,679.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/15/2017$2,679.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/16/2017$2,679.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/17/2017$2,679.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/18/2017$2,679.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/19/2017$2,679.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/20/2017$2,679.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/21/2017$2,679.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/22/2017$2,679.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/23/2017$2,679.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/24/2017$2,679.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/25/2017$2,679.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/26/2017$2,679.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/27/2017$2,679.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/28/2017$2,679.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/29/2017$2,679.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
11/30/2017$2,679.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/01/2017$2,699.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/02/2017$2,699.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/03/2017$2,699.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/04/2017$2,699.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/05/2017$2,699.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/06/2017$2,699.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/07/2017$2,699.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/08/2017$2,699.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/09/2017$2,699.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/10/2017$2,699.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/11/2017$2,699.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/12/2017$2,699.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/13/2017$2,699.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/14/2017$2,699.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/15/2017$2,699.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/16/2017$2,699.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/17/2017$2,699.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/18/2017$2,699.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/19/2017$2,699.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/20/2017$2,699.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/21/2017$2,699.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/22/2017$2,699.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/23/2017$2,699.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/24/2017$2,699.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/25/2017$2,699.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/26/2017$2,699.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/27/2017$2,699.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/28/2017$2,699.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/29/2017$2,699.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/30/2017$2,699.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
12/31/2017$2,699.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
01/01/2018$2,659.00* (USD) / Land Only PriceQuote
Disclaimer
US$ Price Details

2018 departures are subject to itinerary and price modifications. Details will be available in July 2017.

NOTES:
  • All game viewing is done at your own risk. We will require a signed liability waiver prior to travel.
  • Check with your travel agent or physician regarding the latest health requirements for travel to South Africa.
  • We do not recommend this vacation to people with serious back problems, as it can be quite rough while driving on/off game park trails.
  • Due to airline restrictions, your suitcase cannot exceed 44 lbs.
* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. Pricing may vary on this date due to hotel availability. Some packages require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Monograms).

Travel Terms & Conditions
The purchase of any travel services offered by Monograms, constitutes a contractual arrangement between you (the Traveler) and Monograms, and represents your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions. Please ensure that you read carefully and understand the Terms & Conditions prior to booking. These Terms & Conditions cover Deposit & Final Payment information, Air-Inclusive Deposits & Final Payment, Revisions & Revision Fees, Air Arrangements, Participation, Travelers Who Need Special Assistance, Young Travelers, Smoking, Price Policy, Visas and Passports, Hotels & Accommodations, Baggage Allowance, Travel Documents, Not Included in the Land Price, Refunds, Service Inquires After the Vacation, Holidays, Safety, Photos & Pictures, Optional Excursions, and Responsibility.

Important Notes
  • Vacation departures, itineraries and prices are subject to change.
  • A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required for Monograms to reserve space for you. View Terms & Conditions for limited exceptions.
  • The following charges are not included in the land vacation price unless otherwise noted: airfare to and from the start of your vacation; Intra-vacation air unless specified in the itinerary; airline baggage fees including checked and/or excess baggage fees; Federal inspection fees for the Federal U.S. Customs and Immigrations; International Air Transportation tax; agricultural tax; other per person taxes imposed by government entities; airport taxes and fees including the September 11th Security fee up to $10 per person, passenger facility charges up to $18 per person, Federal domestic flight segment fees up to $3.70 per segment, and U.S. and International arrival and departure and other government-imposed added by the airline and applicable at time of booking; port taxes; passports; visas and vaccinations; tips to your Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ship's crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted Monograms menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant or onboard your vessel (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); airport transfers on non-qualifying flights; optional excursions; additional activities and excursions purchased online; porterage at airports and train stations; Travel Protection; and all other items of a personal nature.

    Booking your Vacation with Air
    For air departure dates within 331 days, you'll be offered a choice of carriers and flight schedules as well as price points to choose from when selecting your flights. Your schedule will be provided to you at the time of booking (schedules are subject to change by carriers). Monograms offers 2 air options: Flex Air and Instant Purchase Air. Flex Air allows flexibility if you want to make changes to your vacation schedule. Instant Purchase Air may offer additional airline options but has more restrictions. Some vacations may only offer one Air type option. Guaranteed air-inclusive prices: air is only available to passengers traveling from the United States and only available when booked in conjunction with a land vacation. An additional $300 per person non-refundable air deposit is required for Flex Air booked in conjunction with any land vacation (i.e. air-inclusive vacation). Air can only be booked by Monograms in conjunction with a vacation package. Instant Purchase Air requires air payment in full at time of booking (i.e. air-inclusive vacation) plus non-refundable service fee ($30 per person for North America, $80 per person for South Pacific, $50 per person for all other destinations). Once booked, Instant Purchase Air is non-refundable, and non-changeable. Some vacations may only offer one Air type option. However, once your airfare is confirmed and Monograms has received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive vacation price is guaranteed.

    Air-Inclusive Vacations - Applicable Taxes & Fees
    Air-inclusive vacations include government-imposed taxes and fees applicable at the time of booking and will be shown as a Total Amount. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply. At the time of booking your air-inclusive vacation online, carrier Websites will be provided to check baggage fees, or you can visit www.iflybags.com for up-to-date baggage pricing/restrictions. For return travel from some countries, international travelers are required to pay entry and/or exit fees at the airport. These fees will be collected by the local government and are payable by the traveler at time of travel. Your confirmation booking information will contain information about these fees.
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