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South Africa  Gay Tour & Safari

South Africa Heritage and Safari
Luxury Gay Tour

Johannesburg, Madikwe Game Reserve, Cape Town, Cape Peninsula, Cape Winelands, and more!

9 Days From Johannesburg To Cape Town

March 29 – April 6, 2019

 

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South Africa gay safariFrom exciting Cape Town to the amazing Madikwe Game Reserve, our heritage tour offers all the best South Africa has to offer, all with a group of friendly gay travelers. Experience brilliant views from atop Table Mountain, thrilling safaris at a luxurious Game Reserve lodge.

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Mythic Mountains and Luxurious Safari

Southern Africa, the mythic land of mountains and harbors, wild game reserves and stunning countryside, is our playground for a glorious week. Spend a night in Johannesburg, then travel to the 165,000-acre wildlife reserve for an African safari experience in the bush, albeit staying in luxurious boutique lodges. We’ll take several game drives from our luxurious safari lodge, where we are likely to see lions, leopards, elephants, and rhinos.

Our small gay group will then explore Cape Town’s colonial history and exciting nightlife, including a cable-car ride to the top of Table Mountain and a drive along the continent’s southwestern-most coastline from Table Mountain to the Cape of Good Hope, the tumultuous meeting location of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet.

 

Gay South Africa tour - Cape Point

 

South Africa Heritage and Safari Gay Tour Highlights

Travel with a fun, congenial gay group. Take the gay party on the road while visiting South Africa’s cities, mountains, savannas & seascapes.

Learn about the history and culture of the Cape Malay people through an optional walking tour and Cape Malay cooking class.

Explore the charming and historic colonial city of Cape Town.

Stay at some of South Africa’s finest lodgings.

See the Cape of Good Hope and stunning harbor vistas.

Take a funicular ride to the top of Table Mountain for panoramic views.

Visit the internationally acclaimed vineyards of Stellenbosch, Paarl, and Franshhoek.

Savor the world-famous red and white wines of the region.

See iconic animals of Africa such as lions, rhinos, elephants and more on safari, while staying in a stylish and luxurious bush lodge.

Enjoy the food and wine that have put South Africa on the culinary map.

 

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South Africa Heritage and Safari Gay Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival in Johannesburg, South Africa
Gay Johannesburg tourWelcome to Johannesburg! Whatever your arrival time, our South African hosts will provide a transfer from the airport to our hotel to check in and get settled in for the evening.

Many flights arrive during the evening, so there are no activities planned for the first tour day. You may choose to dine tonight in the hotel’s restaurant and spend some time exploring the hotels’ many gardens, fountains, and statues.

 

Days 2, 3, 4 - Wildlife Reserve
South Africa gay safari - lionsToday’s adventure will have us flying out of Johannesburg and into Madikwe Game Reserve, in search of the “big five” – buffalo, lion, leopard, elephant, and rhino. Madikwe Reserve is a world-renowned 165,000-acre malaria-free wildlife Reserve. It was opened to the public in 1991 and its main goal was to begin the reintroduction of wildlife species that once roamed the lands. The land is now home to 66 mammal species and approximately 300 resident and migratory bird species. Settle in; as this will be our home for the next 3 evenings.

Each morning guests will receive an early morning wakeup call! The days will start with coffee and tea as dawn breaks over the African bushveld. Shortly after, we’ll hop into an open vehicle and head out to witness the early morning behaviors of the animals nearby. Keep your eyes open for the Big Five: lions, leopards, Cape buffalos, elephants, and rhinos. When conditions allow, we will be invited out of the vehicle to see tracks, examine certain plants and follow spoor.

South Africa gay safari tour - elephantWe’ll eat breakfasts together back at the lodge and enjoy some relaxation before we embark on an afternoon guided game drive through the park. We’ll have plenty of chances to see the smaller creatures of the bush, learn about the flora and fauna of the region, and to follow tracks in more detail. Our trackers will enthrall you with their explanations of the medicinal and other uses of the numerous plants and trees, along with tales of traditional folklore.

We’ll have lunches together and relax before high tea and another late afternoon / early evening game drives, where we’ll view seldom-seen nocturnal species by flashlight. We will return to the lodge for gourmet dinners each night.

 

Day 5 - Johannesburg – Cape Town
Gay Cape Town tourAfter breakfast, we will transfer to the airstrip for our flight to Johannesburg with a connection to Cape Town. As the oldest city and the legislative capital, Cape Town is a sophisticated city with a lot to see and do around the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront area. Enjoy marvelous buildings of the Cape Dutch and Victorian-era architecture; restored as shops, restaurants, pubs, and museums. Enjoy the rest of your day at your leisure.

 

Day 6 - Cape Peninsula
South Africa gay tour - Cape TownToday we will head out for a breathtaking coastal drive to the Cape of Good Hope. We will be able to see Devil’s Peak, Lion’s Head, Table Mountain, and the Twelve Apostles. Once at Cape Point, we will climb the steps or ride a funicular to the top, where we explore the lighthouse, enjoy the view and even shop. Then we will make our way to the Cape Point Nature Reserve to view over 1300 species of the exotic indigenous plants on the Cape, plus amazing birdlife and grazing wildlife.

After enjoying lunch, we will continue to Boulders Beach where we get to see the only penguins on the African continent, African Penguins, also known as Jackass or Black Footed Penguns. These particular birds are only found on the coast of Southern Africa and, being accustomed to humans, may let you wander nearby for a closer look.

This evening is on your own, enjoy exploring Cape Town!

 

Day 7 - Cape Malay / Khayelitsha
Gay Cape Town tourHead out to Cape Malay Quarter today, which is sprawling along the slopes of Signal Hill. Here we will enjoy a great mix of history and culture. Today, we will experience a hands-on lesson on how to cook like a real Cape Malay ‘Auntie’. We will fold samoosa’s and mix up some masala for a perfect pot of Cape Malay curry! It’s a great day for experiencing the local daily life in the Bo-Kaap. We will wrap up the day with a visit to Khayelitsha, on the Cape Flats. This township was created during the apartheid era as a dormitory area for the working class. If the founder has time, we will have the chance to meet with her and gather some personal insight into the area.

 

Day 8 - Table Mountain / Winelands
Cape Town gay tour - Table MountainThis morning we will get a feel for Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain, which has been a guiding beacon to mariners rounding the Cape of Southern Africa. Enjoy a cable car ride up to the top of one of the most recognizable mountains. Then we will continue on to the wine land region below Boland Mountains; 5o minutes away. Visit Boschendal with preserved Cape Dutch buildings and its collection of priceless period furniture. Each wine estate we visit will offer tastings and cellar tours and lunch will be at one of the lovely locations.

This afternoon we will explore the university town of Stellenbosch, the oldest town in South Africa after Cape Town of course. Enjoy the oak-lined streets complimented with the elegant Cape Dutch, Victorian and Georgian architecture.

 

Day 9 - Farewell to Africa or onto Botswana
Cape Town gay tour - Kirstenbosch Botanical GardensAfter breakfast, we will enjoy some time at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, founded in 1913. The gardens are in such an exquisite location on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain.

Later today, we will transfer to the airport for our flights home, or onto Botswana for Botswana Luxury Gay Safari Tour. We have arranged an 8-night tour in Botswana for wonderful wildlife viewing at a variety of luxurious tented camps and lodges.

 

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Victoria Falls Pre-Tour Extension

Day 1 - Arrive in Johannesburg, South Africa
Welcome to Johannesburg; upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel for the evening. Johannesburg is the country’s largest city with ultra-modern skyscrapers and a bustling way of life.

 

Days 2, 3, 4 - Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls gay tourWe will board a plane from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (flight not included in the tour fee). The town of Victoria Falls is on the Zimbabwe side of Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River, which forms the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Across the river is the Zambian town of Livingstone. Upon arrival, we will check into our home for the next three nights, the Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel, within a 6,000-acre private reserve bordering the Zambezi National Park.

A highlight of our visit will be a guided tour of Victoria Falls, considered one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The Falls are a mile wide and plunge 350 feet down the sheer rock face, creating an awesome spectacle.

Victoria Falls gay tour - explore ZambeziWhen the Zambezi River is in flood, peaking in April, a towering veil of mist rises high into the air and can be seen more than 30 miles away. The British explorer David Livingstone first saw the Falls in 1855, named them after Queen Victoria, and told the world about the Falls. However, local tribes have lived in the area for centuries and still regard the Falls as sacred.

Our lodge also provides another safari experience in a completely different natural environment. We’ll be on the lookout for hippopotamus, crocodiles, elephants, and even rhinoceros in their natural habitat, as well as many different bird species. One evening we will embark on a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River which, at 1750 miles, is the fourth largest river in Africa, after the Nile, Zaire (Congo) and Niger. It flows from northwestern Zambia to Mozambique, where it flows into the warm Indian Ocean.

 

Day 5 - Farewell to the Falls and onto South Africa
The morning is our last chance to photograph the falls before being transferred to the airport to our flight to Johannesburg where we will meet up with the rest of the group arriving today for the main tour.

 

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South Africa gay tour - Cape of Good Hope

 

Included:

• Arrival transfers;
• Accommodations for 8 nights at fine hotels and lodges while on safari, in Cape Town and in Johannesburg;
• Four-day / three-night safari at one of South Africa’s finest luxury game lodges, including accommodations, all meals and daily excursions to view wildlife in their natural setting;
• All breakfasts, 6 lunches and 4 dinners;
• Wine or soft drinks at the Welcome and Farewell dinners;
• All ground transportation by motor coaches, cars, funiculars, and other vehicles when traveling as a group;
• Airport transfers for group flights;
• South African airport departure taxes when traveling with the group;
• Services of a knowledgeable HE Travel tour director (subject to minimum participation);
• Licensed South African guides (regardless of group size);
• Admissions and guided tours at attractions as listed in itinerary;
• Passport processing and visa fee if applicable (not usually required for US, Canadian and most European Countries);
• All hotel service charges, government taxes, porterage, and gratuities for drivers and included meals.
HE Travel provides complimentary Medical & Evacuation Insurance for every US Resident on our group tours who does not have other coverage.

 

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Not Included:

• Airfare from home to Johannesburg and from Cape Town to home;
• Airfare within Africa: Johannesburg to Cape Town (estimated at approximately US$700 total);
• International departure taxes (payable in cash);
• Meals not included in tour package;
• Gratuities for guides and HE Travel tour director;
• Personal items including: alcoholic beverages, snacks, laundry, and telephone calls.

 

South Africa gay safari - Madikwe lodge

 

Victoria Falls Pre-Tour Extension Included:

• Arrival transfers;
• Accommodations for 4 nights at luxury lodges, including all applicable hotel and lodge taxes and gratuities for baggage and handling;
• All ground transportation;
• Entry fees and sightseeing as specified;
• All breakfasts, and 2 dinners;
• Services of a knowledgeable HE Travel tour director (subject to minimum participation);
• Licensed South African guides (regardless of group size);
HE Travel provides complimentary Medical & Evacuation Insurance for every US Resident on our group tours who does not have other coverage.

 

South Africa gay tour - Malay barbotie

 

Victoria Falls Pre-Tour Extension
Not Included:

• International flights to South Africa;
• Airfare from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls and Victoria Falls back to Johannesburg (estimated at approximately US$700 total);
• International departure taxes;
• Zimbabwe visa for visit to Victoria Falls (purchased upon arrival at Victoria Falls Airport – approximately US$30, payable in cash);
• Meals not included in tour package;
• Gratuities for guides and HE Travel tour director;
• Personal items including: alcoholic beverages, snacks, laundry, and telephone calls.

 

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Trip FAQ

Where does the tour start and end?
This tour starts in Johannesburg, South Africa and ends in Cape Town, South Africa

 

What is the Activity Level of This Tour?
Our South Africa Heritage & Safari tour includes walking on sometimes uneven or wet surfaces. During our safaris, we will be on dirt tracks in open vehicles. These are perfect for seeing wildlife but provide for a much bumpier ride than on city streets.

 

What if I am traveling alone?
So are most of the people who travel with us. You do not need to pay extra to travel by yourself. Prices are per person, and the single supplement applies only if you’d like a room by yourself.

 

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South Africa Heritage and Safari Gay Tour Prices

Tour Date Description
Per person
$ (USD)
Availability

Tour Only, Per Person, Double Occupancy.
Airfare within Africa additional: Johannesburg to Cape Town (estimated at approximately US$700 total)

$ 8,998

Tour Only, Per Person, Single Occupancy.
Airfare within Africa additional: Johannesburg to Cape Town (estimated at approximately US$700 total)
(You don't need to pay the single supplement if you're traveling alone. We'll be happy to match you with a roommate. Pay the single supplement only if you want a bedroom to yourself.)

$ 11,798

Tour Only, Per Person, Double Occupancy.
Additional: Airfare from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls and Victoria Falls back to Johannesburg (estimated at approximately US$700 total)

$ 3,600

Tour Only, Per Person, Single Occupancy.
Additional: Airfare from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls and Victoria Falls back to Johannesburg (estimated at approximately US$700 total)
(You don't need to pay the single supplement if you're traveling alone. We'll be happy to match you with a roommate. Pay the single supplement only if you want a bedroom to yourself.)

$ 4,800

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