Your Package includes the following:
Two full day Private Tours around Cape Town
Luxury Accommodation with meal plans as stipulated.
Two night and Three day luxury rail journey on Rovos Rail where everything is included
A half day tour of the historical city of Pretoria including the Voortrekker Monument and the history of the place we call Gauteng – The place of Gold.
Your Package excludes the following:
International flights arriving to Cape Town and departure flights from OR Tambo
Foreign airport taxes
Visa charges – It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of the required visa and other documentation required by the immigration departments of the countries visited.
Cost of mandatory travel and/or medical insurance
Excursions and meals not stipulated in the itinerary
Gratuities, drinks, laundry, telephone calls and items of a personal nature apart from those included on Rovos Rail.
Spend Three Nights in the beautiful “Mother City” of South Africa. Stay in the heart of Cape Town at the renowned V & A Waterfront before boarding the luxurious Rovos Rail coaches for your journey to Pretoria with a stopover at the home of Diamonds, Kimberley.
Day 1 Fly directly to Cape Town International Airport.
Meet your Tour Director from Africa’s Child Safaris and transfer to the heart of Cape Town, the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Check in to the beautifully located Commodore Hotel (or similar) for your 3 night stay with breakfast included.
Prepare for your included excursion to ascend Table Mountain in the late afternoon. Weather permitting.
Day 2 Cape Winelands full day tour.
The Cape Winelands is a mere 30 minutes’ scenic drive from downtown Cape Town. We explore the sights of two historic towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek.
We visit three wine regions and taste the award winning wines on offer to end the day with a Master Wine Cheese pairing of eight estate wines and cheese created on the beautiful Fairview wine estate in the Paarl wine region.
Day 3 A full day Private Tour around the Cape Peninsula and explore the Cape of Good Hope.
We follow the scenic Chapmans Peak drive to visit Cape Point Nature Reserve and The Cape of Good Hope.
A short drive along the False Bay shoreline takes us to African Penguin colony at Boulders Beach.
We have some of the best lunch locations with spectacular views and amazing menus available on the False Bay coastline to choose from for your lunch.
Following our lunch we follow the Table Mountain Range of mountains to Constantia, the oldest wine region in South Africa. We taste the great wines at Klein Constantia 9or similar) before continuing back to your hotel. Tonight you have the opportunity to dine at any one of the fine restaurants in the V&A Waterfront.
Day 4 The luxury of Rovos Rail
After your leisurely breakfast you will check out of the hotel and transfer to the Rovos Rail Welcome Lounge at the central railway station. The check in formalities for Rovos is done in real old colonial style while your luggage is transferred toyour beautiful suite on the luxurious train.
Once settled in your suite the train departs heading north towards Pretoria. Keep an eye out for the military Blockhouses built by the British to guard the strategic rail bridges along the route. Your first stop is for afternoon tea at the historic village of Matjiesfontein.
Day 5 The luxury of Rovos Rail
Your luxury rail journey continues with a stop at Kimberley to explore the old diamond mining area as well as the Big Hole which is the largest hole on earth dug by man with hand tools in search of the elusive diamonds.
Day 6 Pretoria & the Voortrekker Monument
Your luxury train eventually pulls into its own private station in the suburbs of Pretoria where you will disembark and meet your Tour Director from Africa’s Child Safaris. Once you leave the station you will do a tour of the city that includes the historical Union Buildings, Church Square and the Voortrekker Monument.
From the Voortrekker Monument we drive to the beautiful suburb of Irene to check in at the luxury Irene Country Lodge for the last night of your spectacular tour.
Day 7 Departure from OR Tambo International Airport
Check out of the hotel and transfer to the airport for your onward journey.
Payment is required in South African Rand at the exchange rate applicable on the day of payment.
Rates are subject to seasonal changes and special offers. A final quotation will be prepared for your enquiry.
Outdoor activities are weather dependant.
We were certainly well and truly asleep last night by the time you sent that email! We all had a fantastic time – thank you. I couldn’t think of anything I would have wanted different.
~ Steve Pemberton & family – Australia
Now we are home, (sadly!) we would like to say how much we enjoyed the Cheetah Outreach & Eagle Encounters experience and the tour to Table Mountain/Cape Point etc.
~ Les and Maureen Skinner, UK
Having just returned to the UK we wanted to say a very big “thank you” to yourself and Quinton for all the wonderful trips and Sanbona Safari that you organised for us.
~ Charles and Jane Cockrem, UK
Now I am safely home and back to ordinary life, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for a very extraordinary holiday and your part in it. I have had dozens of holidays with different companies in many parts of the world, but this was the best. You worked so hard to look after our many needs and requests, and added a whole other dimension to the programme arranged with information, commentary, humour, extra experiences and care. Even during my extended 3 days I followed your suggestions of what to see and do and that was very good too.
You turned a very good holiday into a very special holiday by ‘quintonizing ‘it. I would surely like to return to South Africa.
Revd Dr Lesley Kaye-Besley, Minggay, Surrey, England
I think I can speak for everyone when I say that we all had an amazing experience on the safari. It was very organized and comfortable and I enjoyed every minute of it. Your knowledge and input made it a very special experience and I would recommend you to anyone who was interested on going on a safari. Thank you so much for everything and feel free to use any of my comments on your website. Keep in touch.
We thoroughly enjoyed our first holiday in your country and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for being such a helpful, highly organised and informative individual on our two week tour – we will certainly be back again in the future.
Thanks and regards
John & Pam Bowes
Arrived home safely, now looking out at snow and sleet!
Many thanks again for your excellent and expert management, guidance and assistance on our tour. You combined great local knowledge with attention to detail, and were there to solve when any issues arose. We are very happy to commend you to future customers.
Les and Margot Kirsch – United Kingdom
Hi Quinton. Thank you for giving us such a marvellous tour. The information and attention you gave the group was second to none. What a beautiful country you live in. I am so glad I booked to see this part of the world. The scenery is magnificent, people of all colours so charming and friendly. The hotels were excellent and in good locations.
Belfast, Northern Ireland
I had the privilege and pleasure of travelling with Quinton Conroy on our tour to South Africa in May 2009.
My husband and I had a wonderful time and enjoyed so many rich and varied experiences of life in South Africa and this entailed an amazing knowledge of so many different aspects of life in S.A. Quinton’s knowledge base was, for us, unsurpassed and he deserves to be recognized for his wealth of knowledge and his accessible manner in presenting it.
He has such a pleasing and approachable manner and went out of his way on many occasions, to ensure the comfort and well being of all those he came into contact with particularly those of us on the Tour.
I, personally, could have had a very difficult time on this holiday, as I have very specific dietary needs, but I learned very quickly that Quinton had everything under control and I was, in fact, made to feel very special. I met many restaurant managers and chefs who were only too happy to meet me, having been introduced by Quinton.
My husband and I can unreservedly recommend Quinton for his personal and professional qualities and his exemplary conduct which made our tour a never-to-be forgotten experience.
Jean and Peter Williamson
33 Wilson Avenue,
4 December 2009
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
Vivien and I had a wonderful holiday in South Africa during May 2009. The tour itinerary was busy, varied and, both geographically and culturally, covered a fair chunk of ground.
We were very fortunate in travelling with Quinton Conroy for a trip of this breadth and depth. I well remember my first impressions of Quinton when he introduced himself to me in the lobby of the Forever Centurion Hotel in Lyttleton. His physical presence, smart appearance and welcoming smile set the tone for the remainder of the trip. Quinton was always very professional and business-like in all matters but, perhaps more importantly, he was also very enthusiastic and well informed about all aspects of his country. An easy going but confident personality allowed him to mix well with the varied characters in our tour party and provided the necessary degree of security required on such a trip.
Quite simply, we are of the opinion that our South African holiday, our ruby wedding treat, was greatly enhanced by having Quinton as our tour manager.
We wish him well in his future tourist ventures.
John and Vivien Pauling
Quinton Conroy – Africa’s Child Safaris
I have just returned from a two week holiday in South Africa.
We flew from the UK to Port Elizabeth via Johannesburg. In Port Elizabeth we were met by a smiling Quinton Conroy who became our friend for the rest of the holiday. The “rest of the holiday” entailed traveling along the Garden Route to Cape Town. I therefore feel qualified to comment on Quinton’s abilities.
I have been traveling for over forty years and can assure you that Quinton is the best Tour Manager I have ever had the good luck to encounter.
He managed the tour in the literal sense of the word. His organizational skills were second to none. A good guide does so much in the background that the tour seems to run itself. Quinton belongs to that category. He even anticipated where there might be a problem and solved it before it happened. Nothing was too much trouble for him.
We were always fully informed about the program and any changes that had to be made. He was excellent at organizing the individual desires of the group members with regard to additional tours.
His local knowledge was second to none, be it about the flora and fauna or the history of his country. He inspired us too with the obvious love which he had for his country. You could tell that he wanted us to love it too.
And last but not least, his personality made him a pleasure to be with. He was always happy and smiling and was a really good companion.
I have no hesitation in recommending Quinton Conroy to any individual
You speak with such poetry about Africa.
What a powerful message you have given about the balance and symmetry of nature. Your insights provided a thoughtful commentary to the beauty, vastness and depth of this land.
A million thanks for sharing part of yourself and your country with us. We will treasure it forever!
When you come to San Francisco I will take you on a special tour of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Madeline & Ian Chun