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Gay Group Trip: South Africa Heritage and Safari Tour

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Explore the magical sights of South Africa on this gay group trip. Experience the power of nature as you step into the wild on luxury safaris, observing animals such as elephants, leopards, rhinos and more and be wowed by the scenery from the top of Table Mountain and of the mountainous Winelands. Travel with other gay men on this trip around the cultural and economic hub of the African continent and see what makes this country so special.

time difference


1-2 hours ahead of the UK

flight time


11 hours direct from UK

Available Dates : 14th April 2018

Day 1 - Arrival - Cape Town

Today you'll arrive in Cape Town where you will be met by a tour representative and transferred over to your starting hotel. There are no activities planned for the first day, however, those who arrive early may choose to partake in the optional Cape Malay Cooking Safari. This tour takes you to the Bo-Kaap Museum where you will learn all about the Cape Malay people, from their history as slaves to their contribution to society and the economy. You'll then embark on a walking tour o the oldest buildings and religious monuments in Cape Town before taking part in a Cape Malay cooking experience, learning how to make traditional dishes that originate from the Malay Peninsula and India. 

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Day 2 - Cape Town

After enjoying a hearty breakfast, you'll embark on a full day of sightseeing, starting with a scenic drive past the beautiful Twelve Apostles rock formations and Camps Bay beach. You'll eventually end up in Hout Bay - a lovely little village and fishing harbour before heading to Chapman's Peak Drive which is considered to be one of the most picturesque coastal drives in the world. Next, you'll reach the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve which is known for its famous herd of antelope and an abundance of different species of flowers. You'll continue along the coast until you reach the jagged Cape of Good hope - the most south-western point of the African continent, where you'll walk to the lighthouse at Cape Point which overlooks the bay. You'll enjoy lunch and also visit Boulders Beach nearby which is home to the continents only colony of African Penguins. In the afternoon, enjoy a visit to the Kirstenbosch Natural Botanical before driving back along the coast to Cape Town where you'll enjoy a welcome dinner in the evening and South African entetainment.

Day 3 - The Winelands

After enjoying breakfast in the morning you'll depart Cape Town in style via a chauffeur-driven World War II sidecar! Today you'll be swapping Cape Town for the stunning Winelands region where vineyards stretch as far as the eye can see, meeting towering mountains and lush, green fields. Your tour of the Winelands will take you to the towns of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl where you'll enjoy wine tasting sessions along the way of the regions most famous reds, whites, and South Africa's version of Champagne, the Cap Classique. You'll enjoy a gourmet lunch at a top vineyard specialty restaurant before visiting the Cheetah Outreach centre where you'll be able to see and learn about these fascinating animals. You'll even get to get up-close-and-personal with a photo touching a cheetah! In the afternoon, return to Cape Town with an optional excursion to see a musical or theatre performance. 

Day 4 - Cape Town

After breakfast, you'll head to the Table Mountain cable cars where you'll take the scenic cable car ride up to the top of the iconic table mountain where you'll find the most awe-inspiring views or the city and peninsula - this is one to get your cameras out for! After making your way back down the mountain, you'll be picked up for a city tour of Cape Town where your private guide will show you all the key sights such as Parliament and the company gardens. Enjoy lunch at a local favourite restaurant before enjoying an evening at leisure. Why not take a stroll around the Victoria and Albert Waterfront?

Day 5 - Cape Town to Safari

Today you'll be transferred to the airport where you'll catch a domestic flight to the airport closest to your safari lodge (flight not included). Once you arrive on the other side, you'll be transferred via shuttle bus to your luxurious, picture-perfect safari lodge. After check-in, you'll have some time to relax before enjoying a game drive in the afternoon wildlife spotting and dinner in the evening. 

Days 6 and 7 - Luxury Safari

Every morning you'll start with tea and coffee before heading on an exciting game drive around the national park. You'll go on the search for the 'Big 5': lions, leopards, buffalo, elephants and rhinos as you maneuver around the park, taking in the beautiful scenery and studying these fascinating creatures in the wild. You'll be able to get out of the vehicle to observe tracks and examine rare plants only found here also. YOu'll then head back to the lodge for breakfast and relaxing before heading out on your afternoon game drive, with plenty more opportunities to spot these amazing mammals and plants again. Afternoons will consist of having lunch and high tea before an early evening game drive and gourmet dinners later on.

Day 8 - Safari Lodge to Johannesburg

Start the day off right with coffee and tea once more and an early-morning game drive before enjoying breakfast at the hotel and heading to the airport. You'll fly from the airport to Johannesburg (flight not included) where you'll be picked up on the other side and taken to Liliesleaf Farm. This museum offers an insight into the struggle and fight for democracy in South Africa and how the country became to be a multi-racial nation. After a tour around the museum, you will be transferred to your luxury lodge with time to dine at a top-end restaurant.

Day 9 - Victoria Falls

Enjoy breakfast at the lodge before catching a flight to Victoria Falls (not included). This town is on the Zimbabwe side of Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River and it is here you'll stay for the next few nights. You'll stay in a luxury lodge that overlooks a popular waterhole where you can spot many wild creatures. Here you'll enjoy another safari experience, but this time searching for animals such as hippopotamus, crocodiles, elephants and rhinoceros in their natural habitat, and in the evening enjoy a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River.

Day 10 and 11 - Victoria Falls

Your day will start with a guided tour of Victoria Falls - one of the 'Seven Natural Wonders of the World' due to being a mile wide and standing at 350 feet, creating an incredible spectacle. The falls are named after Queen Victoria of Great Britain after being 'discovered' by the British explorer David Livingstone in 1855, though the indigenous people still use its original name of 'Mosi-oa-Tunya'. You'll enjoy before heading on an elephant safari along the Zambezi gorges following ancient game trails and taking you to the Masuie River. 

Your second day will be at leisure at Victoria Falls with lots of optional activities to partake in. In the evening, enjoy a group farewell dinner. 

Day 12 - Departure

Today you'll be transferred to the airport ready to catch a flight back to Johannesburg in time for your international flight out of South Africa.

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