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South Africa Highlights & Safari

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DAYS

From city life to adventure, wildlife to culture, breathtaking scenery to sun-soaked coasts you will discover South Africa. 

Johannesburg, South Africa's biggest city and capital of Gauteng province, began as a 19th-century gold-mining settlement. Its sprawling Soweto township was once home to Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. Mandela’s former residence is now the Mandela House museum.

Cape Town is a port city on South Africa’s southwest coast, on a peninsula beneath the imposing Table Mountain. Slowly rotating cable cars climb to the mountain’s flat top, from which there are sweeping views of the city, the busy harbor, and boats heading for Robben Island, the notorious prison that once held Nelson Mandela, which is now a living museum

 

Join Clutch'd Passports as we embark on the motherland.

  • SOWETO

  • Mandela House

  • Apartheid Museum

  • Game Drive in search of "BIG 5"

  • Cultural Tour

  • Taste of African cuisine  

  • Nelson Mandela's Prison Cell

  • Bo Kaap

  • Castle of Good Hope

  • Table Mountain view

  • Seal Island Cruise

  • Boulders Beach

  • Robben Island

  • Day 1  - Depart US

  • Day 2 - Arrive in Johannesburg

  • Day 3 - Journey to Freedom Tour

  • Day 4 - Pilanesberg National Park (Safari Game Ride)

  • Day 5 - PNP & Lesedi Cultural Village > Cape Town

  • Day 6 - Robben Island/ Cape Town City Tour Table Mountain

  • Day 7 - Day of Leisure (Optional Tour)

  • Day 8 - Peninsula Tour

  • Day 9 - Day Leisure  / Farewell  Dinner

  • Day 10 - Depart Cape Town back to US

ITINERARY

AT

A GLANCE

TOUR

HIGHLIGHTS

Activity Level:  Explorer

ITINERARY

YOUR TOUR 

INCLUDES:

  • 2 Nights at Southern Sun Katherine St. (or similar)

  • 1 Night at Bakubung Bush Lodge

  • 5 Nights at Premier Hotel Cape Town (or similar)

  • Welcome social to check-in and Meet & Greet

  • Breakfast daily

  • Journey to Freedom tour (Lunch included)

  • Visit a local orphanage

  • Pilanesburg National Park (Safari Game Ride)

  • Lesedi Cultural Village Visit

  • Robben Island Tour

  • Cape Town City Tour w/ Table Mountain

  • Peninsula Tour (Lunch & ticket Included)

  • Domestic flight to Cape Town from Johannesburg

  • All hotel taxes

  • All transfers in air-condition vehicles

  • English speaking tour guide

  • Sightseeing as per itinerary with entrance fees covered

  • Clutch'd Gift Pack

  • Clutch'd Passport Staff On-Site

DAY 1

DEPART FROM THE US

Overnight flight to Cape Town. Your tour does not include round-trip airfare from the U.S. (unless stated)

RETURN

DOUBLE

SINGLE

April 25, 2022

$2,707

$3,502

DEPART

PACKAGE TYPE

April 16, 2022

Land Only

April 16, 2022

Land & Air

April 25, 2022

$4,654

$5,457

Rates are per person based on double occupancy. A single room supplement is additional

Reservations and Payments

Reservations can be made online and will be confirmed upon receipt of $350 per person non-refundable, a non-transferable deposit which must be received at the time of reservation*. The remaining payments are divided by the remaining months prior to the final payment date. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure unless otherwise specified. *If the reservation date is within 90 days or less of the final payment due date, both first and second deposits are due at the time of reservation. Baggage fees may apply. Space and prices subject to availability. 

ACCOMMODATIONS

Southern Sun Katherine St. Sandton 

BEFORE YOU BOOK


LAND-ONLY TRAVEL International flights to/from the U.S. are not included. Travelers are responsible for arranging arrival and departure flights, as well as their arrival and departure transfers. Clutch'd Passports will not be held responsible for any damage caused by air schedule changes and delays. Unused land services are non-refundable.
Land-only services start upon independent check-in at the hotel in Johannesburg on Day 2 of the itinerary, unless otherwise stated. Land-only services end after breakfast at the Capetown hotel on Day 10 of the itinerary listed on the tour page.

When purchasing your flight, the hotel check-in date is April 17, 2022. Please schedule your flight departure from the US on April 16, 2022.

You will arrive into Johannesburg (JNB). You will depart from Cape Town (CPT) on April 25, 2022

PASSPORT AND VISA INFORMATION You must be in possession of a passport book 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 may result 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. Additional information can be found at: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/SouthAfrica.html TRAVEL DOCUMENTS Your travel documents with final instructions and additional travel tips, will be sent to you via email 30 days before the scheduled departure of your tour. HEALTH REQUIRMENTS Please consult your personal physician or local public health authorities regarding taking anti-malaria pills, as well as other recommendations. To learn more on if Yellow Fever vaccination requirements visit the CDC for more info. CDC - https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list TRAVEL INSURANCE Missing a vacation is horrible, but losing the money you paid for your vacation is even worse. Due to the state of the world Clutch'd Passports requires each travel to purshase Travel Insurance that will coverage you for Trip Cancellation, Interruption, Baggage Loss or Delay, Medial Express, and more. It is CLUTCH’D PASSPORTS’s recommendation each Traveler purchase a travel insurance policy within fourteen (14) days of booking their Scheduled Trip. The recommended insurance policy would include a minimum of $100,000 of coverage and cover emergency transportation/evacuation and Cancel for Any Reason (CFAR) at minimum. You can request a plan through Clutch'd Passports who works with a third-party company or you can purchase on your own. You must provide a copy of your travel insurance to Clutch'd Passports within 30 days of booking your trip. BAGGAGE Recommendation: Each passenger should only bring one piece of checked-in luggage (suitcase) max. 44 pounds, and one carry-on not exceeding 18”x10”x8”. We recommend that you do not overpack and that you take a variety of casual separates with climate and comfort in mind. Additional baggage may not be allowed by domestic airlines within the country. CREDIT CARDS AND LOCAL CURRENCY Most credit and debit cards can be used in ATMs, which are found all over South Africa. Whatever card you choose to use, it isn’t wise to rely totally on plastic, as computers or telephones breakdown and can leave you stranded. Always have some cash as a backup. If you’d like to use USD, we recommend bringing cash in small denominations to avoid large amounts of change being returned to you. Currency: Rand (ZAR)
Exchange: $1 = 14.33zar TRAVEL TERMS AND CONDITIONS It is your responsibility to read Clutch'd Passports Travel Terms and Conditions in it's entiretly a few things to note:
  • Making reservations for this package signifies your acceptance of our Terms and Conditions.
  • All payments to Clutch'd Passports are non-refundable and non-transferrable after 24hrs. This is because Clutch'd Passports has contractual agreements with hotels, airlines and other vendors that will not allow us to obtain any refunds. This way we can keep our package prices low and allow you to make monthly payments on your vacation.
  • Travelers are responsible for ensuring that they have the proper travel documents and that the reservation must be made in the full name as it appears on your passport.
  • Prices are subject to change without notice until a deposit has been made.
  • Monthly payments are required to keep your reservations current.
Make sure that you read our full terms and conditions Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) It is recommended that each traveler enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. For more details on STEP go to: https://step.state.gov/step/




COVID-19 WAIVER OF LIABILITY


IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING COVID-19 AND IMPACT ON TRAVEL

Please be advised the travel Itinerary included on this document is for travel with COVID-19 being a known global risk.

You should be aware that COVID-19 and the health and security measures around COVID-19 may impact elements of your trip and influence the operation of some travel services. The country you reside in, the country or countries you are travelling to or via, and the airline(s) you are travelling on may all have strict requirements on travel to limit the spread of COVID-19.

These requirements may include but are not limited to:

  • Wearing of masks at airports, while in flight and when out in public.

  • Active testing for COVID-19 that may include blood testing before permission is granted to board any flight or enter a country.

  • Being able o show proof of health via formalized means (Certificate or similar)

  • Subject to screening on arrival at your destination country or any transit countries.

  • Subject to quarantine periods in any country subject to screening results.

  • Changing restrictions on sightseeing, due to closures or other public health concerns

  • Subject to limitation/restrictions on travel to the destination by your country of residence/citizenship

  • Possible compulsory quarantine on return to your country of residence/citizenship.

COVID-19 is causing constant and ongoing changes in the application of the above types of measures and the way an airline, airport or country chooses to deal with the threat of COVID is constantly changing.

It is your responsibility to stay informed of all requirements in relation to your trip and any COVID-19 based restrictions, and we suggest you constantly monitored right up until departure, as they can change at any time. The same applies to any travel companions who may be traveling with you.

Clutcht’d Passports, LLC is not liable for any loss due to failure to read and understand this information, as the considerations included in this document may be critical to your upcoming trip.

For more information, Clutch’d Passports recommends consulting US Government websites for any specific travel advisory information pertaining to your destination.

www.travel.state.gov




TRAVEL INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS


TRAVEL INSURANCE (Effective 5/1/2020)

​CLUTCH’D PASSPORTS requires all travelers to purchase travel insurance for your CLUTCH’D PASSPORTS hosted trip. The ideal insurance policy would cover the cost of trip cancellations, flight delays and cancellations, loss of employment, and accidents and illnesses suffered by you that would prevent you from traveling on your booked trip or that may occur during the trip. You should consider purchasing additional coverage to cover any money you may have spent prior to your scheduled trip departure. Travelers must provide CLUTCH’D PASSPORTS a copy of the policy within 30 days of booking or risk your trip being canceled and loss of initial deposit.

​It is CLUTCH’D PASSPORTS’ recommendation each Traveler purchase a travel insurance policy within fourteen (14) days of booking their scheduled trip for maximum coverage. The recommended insurance policy would include a minimum of $100,000 of coverage and cover emergency transportation/evacuation and Cancel for Any Reason (CFAR) at minimum.

​CLUTCH’D PASSPORTS may provide a list of travel insurance providers to the Traveler as a courtesy. CLUTCH’D PASSPORTS does not provide any guarantees as to the coverage or service provided by these insurance agencies.

​Traveler agrees to use this insurance policy in the event that they are unable to attend the scheduled trip, due to traveler’s fault or otherwise, or incurs any other loss related to the Scheduled Trip.

Travel insurance generally only covers unforeseen events. Most insurers classified Coronavirus as a ‘known event’ in late January 2020. Please note that most policies have a specific clause stating they do not cover epidemics and pandemics, especially when travel warnings are in place. The client understands that he/she is bound by the terms of the insurance policy as it relates to Coronavirus/Covid-19.




TERMS AND CONDITIONS


Terms & Conditions

  • All your payments to Clutch'd Passport are non-refundable and non-transferable after 24hrs.
  • Reservation must be made in your full name as it appears on your passport and/or government-issued ID.
  • Prices are subject to change without notice. Please make your reservations today at this low price to be locked.
  • Itineraries are subject to change to accommodate scheduling, weather, and the safety of travelers. Clutch'd Passports assumes no liability with changes to the itinerary by all third parties.
  • Monthly payments are required to keep your reservations current.
  • You must ensure your roommate, if applicable, is also making timely monthly payments.
  • Rooms with more than one guest will be responsible for any price difference if any party in the room cancels and is not replaced with a new roommate.
  • Name changes are allowed with a $100 name change fee up until final payment with management approval and $200 after final payment date plus any vendor fees.
  • Late payment of $50 per person is required after the final due date with management approval.
  • All late payment requests must be approved by management before the final payment deadline. If your trip is cancel for none payment you will have to pay a fee for reinstatement.
  • Roommate Payments -roommates must complete separate registration form and submit their deposit within 24 hours of one another in order to secure a reservation if they intend on paying separately. Roommate matching is not guaranteed.
  • Hotels have the right to either forfeit or charge an additional fee at the current rate for reservations that do not state the correct occupancy upon arrival.
  • Making reservations for this package signifies your acceptance of our terms and conditions.
Full terms and conditions




WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED


  • International Airfare (Land & Air Package only), departure taxes, fuel or seat selection

  • Airport Transfers (Land & Air Package only)

  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, mini-bar etc..

  • Passport or Visa related fees

  • Optional Tours

  • Meals not specified as included, beverages, bottled water

  • Hotel Porterage

  • Travel / Medical Insurance

  • Tips & Gratuities (suggested per day: $10 Tour Guide and $5 for Driver)

  • Excess baggage fees

  • Any unforeseen increase in local/government taxes

  • Any other items not specified as being included