Why spend your winter holidays bundled up inside when you can be exploring some of the most wildly beautiful terrain in the world? Great Safaris has designed a special escape for the holidays this year – a 10-day tour through South Africa’s Makalali Game Reserve and the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town.
Travelers start one of South Africa’s greatest wildlife refuges for five days of superb game viewing. Daily game drives and walking safaris in the Makalali Game Reserve will feature lions, leopards, elephant, buffalo, zebra, cheetah, giraffe and kudu. Dining at Makalali is a culinary adventure, combining regional African cuisine with the multitude of cooking styles left behind by centuries of exploration on this great continent. Guests enjoy dinner in the bush or the legendary ‘boma dinner’ under the stars. Other options include the indoor-outdoor dining area where safari-goers can enjoy family style dining with fellow travelers.
After the safaris at Makalali, guests will head to Cape Town. In Cape Town travelers will be treated to a city tour, including the cable car to the top of Table Mountain for a truly breathtaking view of the city. Explore the area on a full-day tour of the Cape Peninsula. If travelers are looking for an extra indulgence, they can arrange an optional outing to savor the grapes of the famous Winelands. While guests are busy soaking in the sites during the day, they will be sure to relax and get well-rested at the Townhouse Hotel. A premier luxury hotel situated in the center of the city, the Townhouse Hotel has 106 luxurious rooms, all with en-suite bathrooms. Top off the holiday in Cape Town with a celebration champagne lunch at a Waterfront restaurant.
Great Safaris’ 10-day Holiday December Special in South Africa starts on the December 19, 2012 upon arrival in Johannesburg. Land cost starts at $1,999 per person based on double occupancy. The package is fully commissionable to travel agents.
Great Safaris, www.greatsafaris.com