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EXPERIENCE THE STUNNING & EXOTIC DESTINATION OF 
"SOUTH AFRICA
October 12 - 20, 2020

This will be one of the most exciting trips you'll ever take!! 

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

- Round-trip airfare from either New York (JFK) or Washington, DC (IAD) to South Africa via South African Airways

- Intra-South Africa flight and ground transport

- 3 Nights Hotel Accommodations at The Onyx Hotel in Cape Town 

- 1 Night Hotel Accommodations at Garden Court Sandton City in Johannasburg

- 2 Nights Hotel Accommodations at  Premier Hotel The Winkler in Kruger National Park

- 8 meals: 6 Breakfasts and 2 Dinners

- Cape Town Guided OrientationTour / Soweto & Apartheid Museum Tour

- Full Day Open-Vehicle Guided Safari in Kruger National Park, including admission fee

- Experienced, English-speaking tour guides

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE*:

*Travel Insurance / *Tour & Driver Gratuities / *Meals that are NOT noted / *Optional Tours 

DAY 1 - Monday, October 12th - Depart New York for an overnight flight to Cape Town.

DAY 2 Tuesday, October 13th - Arrive in Cape Town. Welcome to the "Mother City," where Mother Nature definitely shows off some of her very best handiwork. As you're escorted from the airport to the Cape Sun Hotel, tune into a guided orientation tour of Cape Town. Orientation briefing will outline all of your Cape Town options. 

Stay 3 Nights at the SOUTHERN SUN CAPE SUN HOTEL

SEE ALL OF CAPE TOWN FROM TABLE MOUNTAIN

VISIT ROBBEN ISLAND

ENJOY A CAPE TOWN CITY TOUR

DAY 3 & 4 Wednesday, October 14th to Thursday, October 15th - Cape Town

You'll have two days to explore this stunning city and its environs, therefore, you'll have to make some decisions; check out all the options you have to choose from.

The easier thing to do is enjoy a day on one of Cape Town's famous beaches or you can take advantage of these exciting optional* excursions: 

(*Addtl fee apply for tours)
 
ROBBEN ISLAND TOUR* (*must be purchased directly through the Robben Island site)
Catch the ferry to Robben Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the infamous maximum-security prison where Nelson Mandela and others were jailed. Adding to the realism of this tour: guides on the island were once political prisoners! Important tour details: Ferries depart several times daily, weather permitting, from V&A Waterfront. Transfers from your hotel to the pier and back are not included. The Robben Island excursions are operated by a non-profit foundation, and tickets are sold on a first-come-first-served basis. 
 
HALF-DAY CULTURAL HERITAGE TOUR & TOWNSHIP TOUR - $40 PER PERSON
Time-travel through the history of "The Three South Africas"- from the monumental turning point in the Birth of South Africa to the now-decaying ruins of Apartheid South Africa to the townships of the New South Africa-on this can't-miss tour. Gain insight into the greatness of Nelson Mandela and what South Africa has achieved ever since taking up his challenge to rise above pain and bitterness. Experience eye-opening encounters, especially when visiting Langa, the oldest black township, and Khayelitsha, the largest township, where cultural values and personal experiences are exchanged. (Some elements of the tour may vary depending on what's going on that day in Cape Town. May include a walking tour.)
 
HALF-DAY CITY & TABLE MOUNTAIN TOUR OF CAPE TOWN - $40 PER PERSON, PLUS CABLE CAR TICKET FEE
Join a local expert to explore the charms of Cape Town and see its highlights. Ascend via cable car (ticket extra) to the top of the iconic Table Mountain for incredible city and bay views. You'll have a chance to view and photograph Table Mountain from a distance from the historic, colorful neighborhood known as Bo-Kaap (the Malay Quarter). 
 
WINELANDS TOUR - $60 PER PERSON
Taste for yourself why South African wines are so celebrated with a trip to the enchanting Winelands and the second oldest town in South Africa. See Stellenbosch's oak-lined streets and admire the gables of Cape Dutch architecture. We'll then head to a wine estate for a wine tasting session and to explore the grounds. Here's your chance to purchase some local wines!
 
FULL DAY CAPE PENINSULA TOUR - $75 PER PERSON
Stunning seascapes, delicious seafood, spectacular gardens-and penguins? Our day on Cape Peninsula is truly extraordinary, as we pass steep mountains, secluded coves and sweeping beaches before a stop at a Hout Bay fishing village. Then it's on to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, home to baboons, rheboks and Cape Mountain zebras. At Cape Point, soak up the majestic views at the confluence of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. After lunch at a famous seafood restaurant, we'll head to the most remarkable of the mainland African penguin colonies, Boulders Beach in Simon's Town, with over 2,500 birds. But we're not done yet! We'll finish the day at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens on the slopes of Table Mountain. Considered one of the world's great botanic gardens, Kirstenbosch is a UNESCO World Heritage Site boasting over 7,000 indigenous plants. 
 
 
MEALS: Breakfast Included Both Days 

DAY 5 Friday, October 16th - Johannesburg


After a short flight to Johannesburg, we'll delve into South Africa's turbulent past on a fascinating tour of Soweto, an urban settlement or "township" outside Johannesburg. Our tour takes us to Freedom Square, the home of Nelson Mandela and the Apartheid Museum, which documents the rise and fall of apartheid and offers a beacon of hope for a future all South Africans can call their own. Along the way, you'll learn about the inner workings of the Supreme Court and discover the symbolism behind Gandhi Square, as well as paying a visit to the Apartheid Museum. Housed in a stark white building, its eye-opening exhibits include sound clips, photographs and documentaries, detailing the horrors of those years, including first-hand accounts from those affected. It also covers the life and achievements of Nelson Mandela through to his release from prison in 1990 after serving 27 years behind bars. 

 
We will stay overnight at the elegant Garden Court Sandton City Hotel.  
 
MEALS: Breakfast Included

VISIT SOUTH AFRICA'S LARGEST CITY - JO'BURG!

SEE THE BIG 5 ON SAFARI!

DAY 6 & 7 Saturday, October 17th to Sunday, October 18th - KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

After a leisurely morning in Johannesburg on Saturday, we'll journey through beautiful countryside to the picturesque Machadodorp to see its trout-abundant Elands River and down into the Lowveld area to Mpumalanga ("place of the rising sun"). This sun-kissed region boasts citrus groves and tropical fruit orchards galore, and we'll stop at one of the colorful roadside stands for a taste of the area's exotic fruits and nuts. Our stay will be at the Premier Hotel -The Winkler. We'll enjoy a sumptuous dinner at our hotel together and rest up for tomorrow's safari adventure.
 
On Sunday, we'll head to the Kruger National Park Safari. Have your camera ready because you'll want to document this exhilarating, unforgettable open-vehicle wildlife drive in Kruger Park. A local safari ranger leads us on a search for lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffalos (the "Big 5"), as well as sightings of hippopotamus, crocodiles, zebras, giraffes and exotic birds in their natural habitat. After a lunch break, we'll continue on an additional afternoon guided open-vehicle safari. The evening offers ample time to relax poolside before a lavish final dinner. 
 
MEALS: Breakfast & Dinner Included Both Days

DAY 8 Monday, October 19th - Kruger National Park/Mpumalanga/Depart South Africa

Your South Africa adventure isn't over yet. Even on our return to Johannesburg for the flight to the U.S., we'll see some beautiful landscapes. We'll follow some of the scenic Panorama Route along the Mpumalanga Escarpment. Sights along the way include the small rural town of Sabie, as well as Lyndenburg, set in the foothills of the famous Long Tom Pass. Board your return flight this evening as you head back home with fond memories of your experience in South Africa.
 
MEALS: Breakfast Included

DAY 9 - Tuesday, October 20th - Arrive back in New York (JFK)

TAKE IN THE BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPE OF SOUTH AFRICA

     

YOU'LL ENJOY ALL 3 ELEGANT HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS......

The Onyx, an award-winning Cape Town hotel, is a rare and precious property in the city's Foreshore precinct. Within walking distance to the Cape Town International Convention Centre and it's close proximity to the Cape's top tourist attractions, the avant-garde and leading-edge Onyx commits a complete offering to it's guests.

Garden Court Sandton City - With its stylish urban design, Garden Court Sandton City is situated in the heart of Johannesburg. It offers a central and convenient location with many of Sandton's and Johannesburg's top attractions within easy reach. From the best shopping malls, the most popular restaurants and entertainment options. This property is one of the top-rated locations in Johannesburg!

Premier Hotel The Winkler - This is the perfect base to explore the rich African landscape. One of the greatest pleasures of staying at Premier Hotel The Winkler is enjoying a unique dining experience at the Wakuja Restaurant where guests can enjoy meals and a front row seat to the majesty of Africa. Thanks to its centralized location, the hotel makes it easy to visit a number of famous sites in the area - God's Window, Kruger National Park, Rocky's Drift, Mbombela and more.

     

A Travel Note To Our Guests

You never know if you'll have an emergency before or during your vacation. With that in mind, we strongly recommend that you consider purchasing trip insurance. Your premium is related to your trip cost, so you don`t have to worry about being over-insured. Trip Protection Plan premiums are non-refundable. Travel Protection becomes effective at the time of receipt of the Travel Protection premium and may not be purchased after your final payment has been made.

TRAVEL INSURANCE:

Below are some suggested travel insurance companies; please take your time and purchase the best company policy for your personal needs.

Allianz Travel Insurance

Travel Guard

Travel Safe

ADDITIONAL TRAVEL DETAILS:

PASSPORT AND VISA INFORMATION

You must be in possession of a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel. All visitors are required by the South African immigration authorities to have a minimum of two consecutive blank visa entry pages in their passport. Insufficient pages in the passport normally results in denied boarding or denial of entry upon arrival, and the person is likely to be detained pending return to their country of origin. Visa is not required for U.S. passport holders. Non-U.S. citizens should check with the respective consulates as to the most current visa requirements to all their travel destinations. Please remember that it is your responsibility to obtain the necessary travel documents before the trip.

 - Look at Travel.State.Gov for complete details on Passport/Visa and Vaccinations

 

PACKAGE PRICE:
(Based On Double Occupancy) 
$2875pp
INCLUDES AIR 
 
ADD $75PP IF DEPARTING FROM WASHINGTON, DC (IAD)
 
 (Call For Single Occupancy)

DEPOSIT DUE DATES

A $300pp deposit is due by July 15, 2019 or ASAP followed by $235pp due the 15th of every month thereafter until June 15, 2020 when the remaining balance must be paid in full. 

 
A minimum balance of $1500pp is due by March 15th.
 
All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. Installments payments must be paid monthly, if you don't pay any deposits in a sixty day period your trip will subject to cancellation or a re-instatement fee may apply.

**Payments** 

1st Deposit of $300pp must be made by check or money order payable to: Black Sense Entertainment . Please put Ref: South Africa Trip 2020 in the memo section. Payment must be accompanied by the a signed Guest Registration Form and General Terms & Conditions that is listed below and mail to: 

Black Sense Entertainment 

PO Box 861
Woodbridge, NJ 07095

 All following payments can be made by check, money order or credit card. If paying by credit card, please fill out our Credit Card Authorization Form linked below.

Click here to download BSE South Africa Guest Registration Form

 

Click here to download BSE South Africa Credit Card Authorization Form

     

BLACK SENSE ENTERTAINMENT has designed this tour for your pleasure and enjoyment and has attempted to select for you the best hotel accommodations, restaurants, attractions and transportation for the prices charged. BLACK SENSE ENTERTAINMENT, however, does not own or operate any of the hotels, restaurants and assumes no responsibility for delays, losses or accidents or for damage to persons or property caused by any person, firm or corporation or other legal entity providing the following services: hotel, restaurant, transportation (including but not limited to transfers and sightseeing), or attraction venues for this tour. BLACK SENSE ENTERTAINMENT reserves the right to make any changes with or without notice that may become necessary, with the understanding that any changes or substitutions will be as close to the value of purchased package by the passenger. When tour begins any unused portion of the schedule is not refundable. BLACK SENSE ENTERTAINMENT also reserves the right to terminate tour services for any client at any time for good cause. BLACK SENSE ENTERTAINMENT cannot be held responsible for any mistake that might occur in typography or printing.

BLACK SENSE ENTERTAINMENT
PO BOX 861
WOODBRIDGE, NJ 07095

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