Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2017

 

 

PRESENTS

CAPE TOWN’ S JAZZ FESTIVAL ITINERARY

MARCH 27 – APRIL 3, 2017

From $2006pp sharing

New York

Day.1. Your flight will depart from JFK International Airport on South African Airways bound for Johannesburg, South Africa. All meals and drinks are included on this non-stop service.

Cape Town

Day.2. Upon arrival into O.R.Tambo International Airport you will connect to Cape Town, your final destination. Check into your hotel and spend the rest of the afternoon at your leisure.

Cape Town

Day 3. Today you will meet your guide who will take you on a half day Cape Town city tour. This tour will include a visit to the District 6 museum, a walking tour of the Malay quarters and interaction with a local family understanding the local culture and customs of the Cape Malay. End the day by taking a cable car up to the top of Table mountain and relish in the sweeping views of Cape Town below. After lunch you will board a ferry to Robben Island and learn about the history of Nelson Mandela who spent almost two decades incarcerated on this island. The rest of the evening is at your leisure.

ROBBEN ISLAND

Is an island in Table Bay 6.9km west of Cape Town. Former president Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 of the 27 years behind bars before the end of apartheid.

Cape Town

Day.4. After a hearty breakfast get ready for a full day tour along Cape Town’s beautiful coastline. Today’s full day Cape Peninsula tour will commence from the exclusive suburb of Camps Bay, through the fishing harbor of Hout Bay, up to Chapman’s Peak and stopping at Cape of Good Hope the southern most tip of Africa. After a short break we will continue back to Cape Town city center through the fishing village of Simon’s Town stopping to admire the African penguins at Boulders beach.

CAPE PENINSULA TOUR

The Fairest Cape…and it surely is! You’ll soon see for yourself where and why it earned its name. Sit back and relax, we’re going to cruise along the exquisite stretch of coastline known as Millionaire’s Paradise – from Clifton to Camps Bay, to the exclusive beach hamlet of Llandudno – towards the charming working harbor of Hout Bay.

If you so choose, you can embark on an up-close-and-personal Seal Island cruise. Back on terra firma, we wind along the legendary Chapman’s Peak Drive, hugging the cliffs and relishing the breathtaking ocean views, before arriving at our lunch spot of choice (own account): the wild and beautiful Cape of Good Hope section of the Table Mountain National Park, an integral part of the world-renowned Cape Floral Kingdom.

We meander back along the coast towards the City, visiting the historic naval port of Simon’s Town and the endearing penguin colony at Boulder’s Beach. “The fairest Cape of all” that was Sir Francis Drake’s opinion…and we’re sure you’ll echo it.

Day.5 – Day.6 Over the next two days you will enjoy the sights and sounds from one of Africa’s largest Jazz Festival. Acts include both local and international artists. The line up includes Judith Sephuma, Gretchen Parlato, En Vogue and Taylor McFerrin and Marcus Gilmore to mention just a few.

Sabi Sands Reserve

Day.7 – Day.8 Today you will depart from Cape Town International Airport to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport. You will be met by your English-speaking guide who will transfer you to your lodge.

TYPICAL DAY ON SAFARI

Each day begins with a morning “wake-up call,” along with coffee and tea, before an excursion deep into the reserve in search of the Big 5 – elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros.  After a 2-3 hour game drive, you will return to enjoy a hot breakfast, and then relax in the lodge’s comfortable accommodations.

Choose to lounge by the pool or venture out on a bush walk, before a delicious lunch. Then, gear up for a late-afternoon game drive. Each day ends with a dinner under the stars or around the campfire.