Day 1: South Africa
Arrive at Cape Town Welkom! Upon exiting customs, you will be met by an Adventures by Disney representative who will escort you to your transfer vehicle. Relax as the driver assists with your luggage and takes you to the Table Bay Hotel. Table Bay Hotel Unwind from your journey as your Adventure Guide checks you into this spacious, sophisticated, full-service hotel located on the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Your Adventure Guide can make suggestions for exploring Cape Town on your own. On Your Own in Cape Town Explore Cape Town, the "Mother City" of South Africa, which rests beneath the majestic Table Mountain on the edge of sandy white beaches and shimmering azure waves. Roam the picturesque Victoria & Alfred Waterfront with pathways that wind past the city's enticing cafés, open-air markets and the celebrated Two Oceans Aquarium. Ask your Adventure Guides to recommend the ideal restaurant for dinner that would fit your family's needs.
Day 2: Cape Town
Welcome Orientation and Breakfast Say goeie môre! ("good morning" in Afrikaans) to your fellow Adventurers during an exclusive breakfast and orientation with your Adventure Guides. Table Mountain Aerial Cableway and Nature Walk* Enjoy an exciting ride on the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway to the summit of Table Mountain. Then, take a privately guided nature walk along a series of paved paths through the fynbos—one of the world's most diverse floral kingdoms—and see spectacular views from your towering perch! The District Six Museum and Lunch Return to Cape Town and visit the District Six Museum, which chronicles the injustice and racial intemperance dating from South Africa's apartheid period. From the museum, it's a short hop to a local restaurant to satisfy your appetite at lunch, choosing from a variety of meat dishes or a tasty vegetarian plate from a set menu. City Walking Tour and Shopping at Greenmarket Square After lunch, stroll through the city's historic center and visit landmarks including Company's Garden Park, the Houses of Parliament, St. George's Cathedral and Greenmarket Square. There you will find dozens of stalls featuring crafts and handmade goods from across the African continent. Then return by motor coach to the hotel, where the remainder of the afternoon is yours to enjoy as you wish. Welcome Dinner in Cape Town Make your way through the exciting bustle of the city streets and enjoy a three-course meal from a set menu in the heart of Cape Town.
Day 3: Cape Town
Cape of Good Hope Board a motor coach to the Cape of Good Hope for a photo stop. Marvel at the extraordinary scenery that greeted the 15th-century Portuguese explorers Bartolomeu Dias and Vasco da Gama. Cape Point Catch dramatic glimpses of stunning coastal views on a scenic drive to Cape Point. Upon arrival, sail up the slope in a funicular for a hike over natural terrain. From the top of Cape Point it's an easy stroll back down a paved nature trail. Lunch With a View Savor fresh seafood and other options from a set menu at a restaurant featuring a spectacular seaside view. African Penguins At Boulders Beach Take a short walk to Boulders Beach, home to the charming African penguins. Spend a few moments delighting in the antics of these adorable birds as they wade and waddle on the white sand beach surrounded by granite boulders and the blue waters of the Indian Ocean. Celebration of Africa Dinner Get in the groove with an interactive drumming class and be entertained by over 1,000 years of legend, history and artistry wrapped in the mystical wisdom of African proverbs. Then, revel in the lively flavors of modern African cuisine accompanied by traditional Cape Malay flat breads. After dining, celebrate Africa with Malian puppeteers whose puppets, masks and music tell African folk tales and dramatize the relationship human beings have with the spiritual world.
Day 4: Cape Town
Breakfast at the Hotel Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel with your fellow Adventurers before boarding a motor coach to Stellenbosch, the heart and soul of Cape Dutch wine country, for a hands-on cooking class. Interactive Pastry Class in Historic Stellenbosch Learn to prepare Koeksuster, an Afrikaans pastry akin to deep-fried fritters dipped in orange-scented syrup. Devour your fresh creations as you sip Rooibos tea—a famous Afrikaans combination! Spier Wine Farm Make your way through the verdant Cape Town countryside to the award-winning Spier Winery Farm, one of South Africa's oldest wineries. Lunch in the Winelands Surrounded by the rich South African wine country, enjoy a delectable à la carte lunch in the vineyards. Dinner on Your Own Take your pick of casual and fine dining establishments. Be sure to ask your Adventure Guide for dining recommendations, as Cape Town offers an amazing range of restaurants that appeal to all kinds of tastes.
Day 5: Knysna
Breakfast at the Hotel Fuel up on a tasty breakfast before you travel to George. Depart for George Journey on a short flight from Cape Town to George. Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary Lemurs, gibbons, capuchins and more! Experience the thrill of Monkeyland, the world's first primate sanctuary where a myriad of species roam free in a natural, high-canopy forest. Take a guided walking safari through this natural habitat as the monkeys chatter, forage and carry on with their daily monkey business. Lunch at Bramon Wine Estate Enjoy a Mediterranean lunch at the exquisite Bramon Wine Estate overlooking the vineyards. Birds of Eden Sanctuary Private Tour After lunch, walk next door to Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary to the Birds of Eden for a privately guided tour of this special sanctuary, which houses a large collection of bird species that fly free under its netted dome. Delight in seeing the brilliantly colored birds and hearing the bustle of their wings and bird songs resound throughout the indigenous forest of the aviary. Dinner on Your Own in Knysna Once you are settled into your hotel, be sure to ask your Adventure Guides for dinner recommendations at the variety of restaurants in Knysna.
Day 6: Knysna
Breakfast at the Hotel Start your day off with a delicious breakfast and get ready for your ferry ride to the Featherbed Nature Reserve. Featherbed Nature Reserve Board a ferry for a ride across the Knysna Lagoon to the spectacular Featherbed Nature Reserve with its 2 sandstone cliffs—the Knysa Heads—standing like sentries on either side. Marvel at the scenery as you travel to the clifftop in a cart pulled by a 4-wheel drive Minimog—a bumpy, off-road vehicle commonly used in challenging terrains. The panoramic views from the cliffs will take your breath away! Then walk down trails through the lush reserve until you arrive at the shore for lunch. Lunch at Featherbed Nature Reserve Indulge in a buffet lunch of delicious South African dishes under the generous shade of the Milkwood trees. Afternoon on Your Own in Knysna Quays Return to Knysna Quays on the ferry and explore its unique waterfront shops, go horseback riding, take guided nature hikes, relax on the private beach or choose to relax at one of its many cafés. Dinner at Knysna Elephant Park Visit Knysna Elephant Park, the first elephant orphanage in South Africa, and enjoy the rare opportunity to get close to these gentle giants. Savor dinner at the park restaurant—and save room for their famous carrot cake!
Day 7: Kapama Game Reserve
Breakfast at the Hotel Enjoy a delicious breakfast and get ready for your flight to Kapama. Fly to Kapama Time to depart the seaside beauty of Knysna for safari country, as you fly from George to Johannesburg. From there, fly to Hoedspruit before you ride in safari 4x4 vehicles to the Kapama River Lodge near Kruger National Park. Arrive at Kapama River Lodge Take a brief tour of the game reserve as your Adventure Guides check you in to this luxurious lodge, your home for the next three nights. A light lunch is available from the buffet in the Siyatla Lounge, where massive leadwood tree trunks and an open-beamed thatched roof complete the warm African interior. Evening Game Drive Set off in a safari vehicle over natural terrain with a ranger and tracker for an exclusive bush safari in Big Five Country, home to lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. "Sundowner" refreshments will be served as you watch the sun set. With a spotlight, the tracker will scan the horizon for the luminous glint of nocturnal eyes. Guests must remain quiet and still during the game drive. Boma Bush Buffet Dinner After your evening game drive, be whisked away to a sumptuous outdoor BBQ (known in Afrikaans as a braai), where you can savor exotic and familiar dishes served with fresh African vegetables and grilled meats cooked to order.
Day 8: Kapama Game Reserve
Morning Game Drive* Rise and shine at 5:30 AM for tea, coffee and traditional South African biscuits called rusks. Then, embark on an exclusive safari at first light—when the big cats are returning from a night of hunting! You just might see a regal adult lion passing by or an elephant herd foraging in the wild. Breakfast at the Lodge By the time you return to the lodge for breakfast, troops of "talkative" vervet monkeys and striped nyala antelope who live around the lodge might be there to greet you. Archery Lessons Learn the secrets of archery from a local expert. Lunch at the Lodge Begin your afternoon with a delicious buffet lunch at the lodge. Evening Game Drive* Set off in a safari vehicle with a ranger and tracker for a pre-dinner game drive in Big Five country. Buffet Dinner and Bush Pizzas Adults enjoy a relaxing dinner buffet-style in the cozy Siyatla Lounge. Meanwhile Junior Adventurers join the Adventure Guides and a chef to make their own wood-fired "Bush Pizzas." Junior Adventurers - Disney Movie Night in the "Snake Pit" Junior Adventurers enjoy a special treat as they "coil up" in the Snake Pit Lounge with popcorn and watch a Disney movie. Adults can slither in and join them or enjoy a quiet evening to themselves at the lodge. *Guests must remain quiet and still during the game drive.
Day 9: Kapama Game Reserve
Morning Game Drive* Rise at 5:30 AM to participate in another exclusive safari. Your ranger and tracker help you spot more thrilling Big Five game as well as giraffes, baboons and birds. Breakfast at the Lodge Return to the lodge for a hearty breakfast. Snakes and Insects Presentation Join a leading reptile expert for a fascinating and informative presentation with live critters. Prepare to have your preconceptions of reptiles and other crawling creatures changed forever. Lunch at Lodge Enjoy a buffet-style lunch at the Lodge. Bush Walk and Talk After a short walk, local rangers will teach you how to make ropes, set snares and find edible plants in the bush. Evening Game Drive* Venture out to the bush on an evening game drive with your tracker and ranger. Raise a final glass to the glorious Drakensberg Mountains as they darken in the wake of the setting sun. Farewell Dinner Gather with your fellow Adventurers at the River Lodge for an African farewell as you enjoy a sumptuous feast prepared by the lodge's talented chefs. The evening's colorful entertainment is provided by a group of local Shangaan performers who will delight you with a mix of traditional and modern dancing, drumming and singing that will capture your heart. *Guests must remain quiet and still during the game drive.
Day 10: Kapama Game Reserve
Game Drive* Rise at 5:30 AM for a final morning game drive. When you return, enjoy your last breakfast in South Africa. Breakfast at the Lodge When you return, enjoy your last breakfast in South Africa before your trip home. Transder to O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) Take an early afternoon flight from Hoedspruit's Eastgate Airport near the Kapama Game Reserve to O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg for your return flight home. To assure a comfortable connection in Johannesburg, your evening flight should not be scheduled any time prior to 6:00 PM. Say sala kahle to south Africa—until you return again!