South Africa

A journey to south Africa with pyramid productions NYC. March, 2016. Only $4,550 per person.

 

TRY AFRICA TOURS – A JOURNEY TO SOUTH AFRICA WITH PYRAMID PRODUCTIONS NYC. MARCH, 2016. Only $4,550 per person sharing A JOURNEY TO SOUTH AFRICA 2016.  (PYRAMID PRODUCTIONS NYC). 

postal address:usa

3695 cascade road sw

suite F-1115

atlanta ,GA 30331

tel:+404 409 0080

fax:+404 756 8520

email:info@tryafrica.co.za

www.tryafrica.co.za

 

postal address:south africa

postnet suite 668

private bag x 9

benmore ,2010,gauteng,south africa

tel:+27 11 884 4145

fax:+27 11 252 6555

 

email:info@tryafrica.co.za

www.tryafrica.co.za

itinerary

March 17- 28 2016

Day 1

travel day

march 17

Thursday

 

depart new York(jfk) on south Africa flight destination Johannesburg;

 

Day 2

march 18

Friday

 

upon arrival to OR Tambo international airport in Johannesburg(8 am),you will be met try by Africa representative and taken by private transfer to nelson Mandela square for breakfast (on own).after breakfast ,enjoy an introduction to Johannesburg city tour.

 

return to the davinci sandton for check-in .legacy’s latest luxury hotel and all suites development is located adjacent to the prime location of nelson Mandela square.

this is legacy’s fourth hotel on the cosmopolitan square in the heart of the sandton business and leisure district.

one could speak of the opulence of the rooms, the restaurant and lounge, pioneering fitness centre and health spa but we suggest you come and see for yourself. Guests can enjoy the convenience of the luxurious shopping at the legacy corner mall and sandton city just an elevator trip away

contact number:+27(0)11 292 7000

fax number:+27(0)11 292 7100/7177

physical address: corner Maude and 5th street,sandton,2146 PO Box X10059 sandton 2146

after check-in, relax, refresh and prepare for a 6:30pm  departure for drive to a private residence.

7 pm -welcome reception and braai(south Africa barbeque)

overnight: the davinci hotel sandton(BB,D)

 

 

day 3

march 19

Saturday

breakfast at the hotel

10 am departure for drive to lesedi cultural village  in the cradle of humankind (include lunch)

situated within the cradle of humankind, a visit to south Africa in incomplete without a visite to lesedi-the cradle of living Africa cultural. in an informative way, lesedi provides the visitor with a better understanding of the rich cultural background of the traditional peoples of south Africa.

lesedi African lodge is a multi cultural village set amongst the pristine bushveld and rocky hills less than an hour’s drive north of Johannesburg .guests are escorted by the cultural hosts of lesedi for an experience of lifetime and introduced to the art, dancing, history, tribal legend and cuisine of five of southern Africa’s greatest tribes. live the experience – experience the vibrant and clourful traditions of the Basotho, Ndebele , Pedi , Xhosa and Zulu people

evening at leisure

overnight: the davinci hotel sandton(BB,L) 

day 4

march 20

Sunday

 

breakfast at the hotel

10 pm departure for tour of Soweto and visit to the apartheid museum (includes lunch)

travel to Soweto(south western township)the largest black residential area in south Africa ,see a fascinating contrast to sandton and rosebank in the northeast .this “city within a city” consist of 50 suburbs

in many ways, the story of Soweto is the story of south Africa .Soweto rose to the world stage on June 16,1976 when mass protests(known as the Soweto uprising)broke out over the government’s decision to enforce education in Africans rather than in English .the police fired on thousands of students who were marching to Orlando stadium(in Orlando west),killing 566 people.

(tour includes freedom  square Regina mundi church, Chris Hani Baragwaneth hospital, Baragwaneth taxi rank, the hector Peterson memorial/museum) and nelson Mandela’s former home.

the apartheid museum ,the first of its kind, illustrates the rise and fall of apartheid, the racially prejudiced system that blighted much of its progress and the triumph of reason which crowned half a century of struggle. the museum is the story of the triumph of the human spirit over adversity.

the museum has been assembled and organized by a multi-disciplinary team of curators ,film-makers ,historians and designers. it is a superb example of design ,space and landscape offering the international community a unique south african experience. for anyone wanting to understand and experience what south Africa was really like , a visit to the apartheid museum is fundamental.

the museum close at 5 pm and is closed on Mondays.

evening at leisure

overnight: the davinci hotel sandton(BB,L)

day 5

march 21

Monday

 

breakfast at the hotel

after breakfast, check out of hotel and depart for drive to OR Tambo international airport and SAA flight to cape town. upon arrival at cape town international airport ,you will be met by a try Africa representative and taken by private transfer to the protea hotel Victoria junction for check-in.

the protea hotel Victoria junction originally opened  its doors in 1996 and quickly became known as one of the most innovative hotels in cape town. built in an industrial style, the decor included some quirky film set themes that made the hotel very popular with film and production houses .

2011 saw a complete refurbishment of the hotel, reclaiming it’s reputation as a trendsetter! technology and environmental awareness also formed a large part of the motivation to renovate the hotel in its entirety. Situated in the urban landscape of greenpoint ,one of cape  town’s up and coming suburbs, the location offers easy access to major cape town tourist attractions as well as the CBD ,the cape town convention centre and the V&A waterfront for guests.

contact number:+27(21)418 1234

fax n umber:+27(21)418 5678

physical address: corner somerest &Ebenezer roads ,cape town, western cape ZA

3 pm departure for a visit to the district six museum and greenmarket square.

evening at leisure

overnight: the davinci hotel sandton(BB)

 

day 6

march 22

Tuesday

 

breakfast at the hotel

morning tour to robben island and afternoon tour to table mountain

few places in the world symbolise the struggle for freedom against of basic human rights, as robben island does. many of the leading members of south African political parties and business sector were incarcerated there from 1964 to 1991,including Mr. nelson Mandela .the tour includes a visit to the prison block, the limestone quarry where many of the prisoners worked for a number of years and a drive around the island with views of the city across the bay.

the top of table mountain offers spectacular views in all directions and gives a bird’s eye view of the city. the upper cable car station is situated at 1067 meters and the revolving cable care makes sure that your trip up and down gives you a good look in all directions.

once on top you can follow  paths to various look-outs ,make use of the telescopes and enjoy a light meal or simply sundowner drink in the restaurant. in summer ,early evening is a great time to plan your trip as the sunsets are beautiful. regardless of the weather ,take a windbreaker as it can often be cool on the mountain top.

remainder of the afternoon and evening at leisure at the V&A waterfront(lunch on own)

overnight: the davinci hotel sandton(BB)

 

day 7

march 23

Wednesday

 

breakfast at the hotel

after the breakfast, check out of the hotel and store your baggage with the concierge.

9 am departure for a tour of cape point /cape peninsula

a trip to a cap point is a must for any cape town visitor. see for yourself how this spectacular southern tip of Africa became known as “the fairest cap”.travel through the pristine beaches of camp’s bay, Clifton and liandudno to haut bay, a functioning harbour and heart of the local crayfish industry, after a stop for lunch, continue on to the cape of good hope nature reserve and its scenic viewing point. the southern end of the cape peninsula boasts tow points of interest, the cape of good hope and the more southerly and a bit higher situated cape point. however the most southern point of Africa is to be found 150 kilometers towards the southeast .there ,at cape agulhas ,the tow oceans, the Indian and the Atlantic ‘meet’. lunch on own

upon return from  cap point ,you will collect your baggage from the hotel and depart for cape town international airport for your SA express flight to Durban.

upon arrival at the Durban international airport you will be met and transferred to the protea hotel Edward for late check-in.

protea hotel Edward harks back to a time of Victorian elegance. this world-famous hotel has played host to princes and presidents, field marshals ,millionaires and movie stars since 1911.for the leisure guests we have gorgeous stretches of golden sands, the warm waters of the Indian ocean only  100m and the promenade that allows you to walk from ushaka marine world to suncoast casino.

 

contact number+27 31 337 3681

physical address:149 OR Tambo parade, north beach ,Durban, kawasulu natal

remainder of evening at leisure

overnight: the davinci hotel sandton(BB,L)

 

day 8

march 24

Thursday

 

breakfast at the hotel

9 am departure for a visit to the tala private game reserve and the natal lion park

tala private game reserve is a wildlife conservancy hidden in the hills of a quiet farming community not far from Durban in kawasulu-natal. we are ever aware that as guardians of this precious piece of Africa we have a responsibility to pass this sanctuary on to future generations.

tala’s mix of acacia thornveld, open grassland and sensitive wetland provides exceptional game  watching and birding ,setting the stage for that perfect photograph.

tala allow you to get closer to nature, to really interact with the environment and animals, and to experience the sights, sounds and smells of the African bush.

evening at leisure

overnight: the davinci hotel sandton(BB)

 

day 9

march 25

Friday

 

breakfast at the hotel

after breakfast, check out of the hotel and store your baggage with the concierge .

depart for a 1/2 tour of the city of durban.

return to hotel to collect you baggage and continue on to the king shaka international airport for your SAA flight to Johannesburg.

upon arrival to the Durban international airport you will be met and transferred to the Davinci hotel sandton for late check-in.

overnight: the davinci hotel sandton(B)

 

day 10

march 26

Saturday

 

breakfast at the hotel

day at leisure

overnight: the davinci hotel sandton(B)

 

day 11

march 27

Sunday

 

breakfast at the hotel

after breakfast, check out of the hotel and store you baggage with the concierge.

day at leisure

depart for Or Tambo international airport for your scheduled SAA flight to the usa

hamba kahle! go well!

end of services until next time

 

day 12

march 28

Monday

 

arrive in usa !

your tour at a glance

including: Johannesburg, cape town, urban

dates: march 17 – 28 2016

 

YOUR TOUR AT A GLANCE

Including: Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban

Dates: March 17 – March 28 2016

Only $4,550 per person sharing

 

Included

  • ·         International economy class flight originating in new york to south africa including taxes, fees and fuel charges.
  • ·         All local flights and connecting flights according to agreed upon tour itinerary including taxes, fees and fuel charges.
  • ·         All tours as per itinerary
  • ·         Transportation (vat exempt) in an air-conditioned private vehicle as per itinerary.
  • ·         Experienced satour registered local language and english speaking guide & driver on touring and transfers as per itinerary.
  • ·         Accommodation in rooms at hotels, lodges and camps, unless otherwise indicated in the itinerary.
  • ·         Meals as indicated in itinerary
  • ·         Porterage for one reasonably sized piece of luggage per person per point.
  • ·         Tour operator tourism levy, currently at r5.00 per person ,plus vat.

 

Not included

  • ·         Personal extras(curios, gifts etc.)
  • ·         Bar account
  • ·         Any gratuities
  • ·         Any airfare or airport departure taxes.
  • ·         Any medical or travel insurance. We strongly recommend that you obtain travelers insurance policy
  • ·         Optional tours and transfers are not included in the total person package ccost
  • ·         Excess baggage charges levied by airlines
  • ·         Meals and beverages other than those indicated above
  • ·         Laundry ,dry cleaning and other personal items
  • ·         Personal and baggage insurance

 

Important notes

  • ·         This is a proposal only and is subject to availability of quoted services at time of booking
  • ·         Proposal costing is for travel in march,2016
  • ·         Proposal is subject to terms and conditions of business as per our agents manual. Copy of conditions is however available on request
  • ·         Costs are based on rates made available by our suppliers for requested travel period
  • ·         Costs are subject to change due to currency fluctuations or any other statutory increases beyond our control
  • ·         Please check your passport and visa requirement ,as we cannot be held should you not fulfil necessary requirement. Visas are not required for us citizens entering south africa