• Irresistible Cape Town, South Africa.

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  • Visit Boulders Beach to meet rare African penguins.

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  • The Namib Desert shows off its vibrant tones as the moon rises above the dunes.

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  • Consider joining us on our optional Pre-Tour visit to the gorgeous Cape Winelands.

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  • Sabi Sands Game Reserve is known for its large leopard population.

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  • Keep an eye out for the lions that call Sabi Sands home.

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President's Trip: South Africa & Namibia. 1 unusual Hosted Journey with R. Crusoe President Brett Cumberland and his wife, Anna.

R. Crusoe President Brett Cumberland and his wife, Anna, invite you to join them in September 2020 to experience three must-see highlights of Southern Africa: sophisticated Cape Town, famous for its harbor and iconic Table Mountain; the neighboring country of Namibia, where we explore its scenic wild desert; and one of South Africa’s top game reserves, Sabi Sands, where we safari in search of Africa’s Big Five—lions, leopards, rhinoceros, elephants, and Cape buffalo—and other beasts.

     If you have a bit more time to spare, Brett and Anna hope you’ll come with them on an optional Pre-Tour extension to the Cape Winelands. Surrounded by gorgeous scenery, you tour and taste wines at terrific estates, sit down to exceptional meals, stay at a delightful boutique hotel, and meet wonderful folks who call the Winelands home.


Namibia, South Africa

Dates:September 16 2020

Type:Hosted Journeys/Set Departure

Mode:Land

President's Trip: South Africa & Namibia 2020.

Day 1: United States
Saturday, September 19, 2020

• Depart on an overnight flight to South Africa.
Overnight in flight
 
Day 2: Cape Town, South Africa
Sunday, September 20, 2020

• Arrive Cape Town, VIP airport arrival services, transfer to the hotel.
• Meet the group.
Overnight: The Silo

Day 3: Cape Peninsula, Cape Town
Monday, September 21, 2020

• Drive along the Cape Penisula to Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope, with stops at historic and nature sites, a penguin rookery, and more along the way.
• Drive back to Cape Town. If you wish, you may opt to take a helicopter sightseeing flight back to Cape Town.
• Evening at leisure in Cape Town.
Overnight: The Silo

Day 4: Cape Town
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
• Weather permitting, ferry to Robben Island for a tour with a former prison guard and friend of Nelson Mandela.
• Lunch at the Pot Luck Club, the hottest seat in town.
• Afternoon at leisure. We can make suggestions for independent sightseeing, if you wish.
Overnight: The Silo

Day 5: Windhoek, Namib Desert, Namibia
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
• Fly to Windhoek, connect to a charter flight to Sossusvlei, hotel check-in.
• Afternoon scenic drive with sundowners.
Overnight: &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge
 
Day 6-7: Namib Desert
Thursday & Friday, September 24-25, 2020

• Weather permitting, sunrise hot-air balloon ride over the desert followed by a champagne breakfast on the dunes.
• Afternoon of optional activities offered at and around the lodge.
• Sundowners at the Petrified Dunes.
Overnights: &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge

Day 8: Sossusvlei, Windhoek; Johannesburg, Sabi Sands, South Africa
Saturday, September 26, 2020

• Fly to Windhoek, connect to a flight to Johannesburg, and connect to a charter flight to Sabi Sands Game Reserve.
Overnight: Singita Boulders Lodge

Day 9-10: Sabi Sands
Sunday & Monday, September 27-28, 2020
• Scheduled game drives and safari activities.
• Leisure time.
• Special farewell dinner.

Overnights: Singita Boulders Lodge

Day 11: Sabi Sands, Johannesburg; U.S.
• Fly to Johannesburg, connect with your flight home.

For more information or to book this journey, please contact Jane Franklin at jfranklin@rcrusoe.com or call 888-490-8019.

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Pricing

Main Tour   $19,890
Single supplement   $5,740
Internal charter air, per person  $4,990
Optional Cape Point helicopter flight, per person   $890

 

For more information or to book this journey, please contact Jane Franklin at jfranklin@rcrusoe.com or call 888-490-8019.

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Cape Town, South Africa.

The Silo. An extraordinary, contemporary luxury hotel towering above the V&A Waterfront. Built in the grain-elevator portion of an historic grain silo complex, it sits above the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA), which boasts Africa’s largest collection of contemporary African art. The hotel is a celebration of art, style, architecture, and design. Amenities include a spa, a rooftop pool, an art museum, and three bar-restaurants.

Sossusvlei, Namib Desert, Namibia.

&Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge. Nestled deep in the heart of the desert, the lodge creates a secluded and serene oasis that overlooks stupendous red dunes and otherworldly stony outcrops. Eleven air-conditioned suites are marvelously decorated with clean lines, and all have in-room fireplaces, outdoor showers, and skylights that afford perfect views of the southern sky. A central lodge offers dining options and an inviting bar. Other amenities include a swimming pool, spa, fitness center, and an on-site observatory.

 

Sabi Sands Game Reserve, South Africa.

Singita Boulders Lodge. This delightful safari property stands along the banks of the Sand River in the Sabi Sand reserve. Inspired by the geometry of the boulders on which it rests, the lodge’s organic interiors integrate seamlessly with the surrounding beauty. Its 12 suites have private sitting rooms and game-viewing decks with private plunge pools overlooking the wilderness. Other amenities include a swimming pool at the main lodge, fitness center, spa, boutique, and wine shop.

 

 

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Pre-Tour Option: the Cape Winelands.

If you have a bit more time, join Brett and Anna for a few days in the lovely Cape Winelands before the Main Tour begins.

     Depart the U.S. for Cape Town on Wednesday, September 16, arriving the following day, We spend three overnights at Le Quartier Francais, one of the top boutique hotels in the wine region.

     Tour the Winelands, enjoying great meals with exceptional wine pairings, Explore outstanding gardens, including a private visit to Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden in the company of its top guide. Visit excellent wine estates and enjoy private tastings. Stop by museums and galleries.

     Sound like something you’d enjoy? Contact Jane Franklin at jfranklin@rcrusoe.com or 888-490-8019.

Pricing
Pre-Tour Extension per person   $3,480
Single supplement                    $1,190

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