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Program #20984RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Mar 31 — Apr 6, 2014

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Day One: Monday, March 31 - Depart US for flights to Johannesburg
Depart From: Flights to Johannesburg depart the US

Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: the 3-star Peermont Metcourt at Emperors Palace offers stylish and comfortable rooms as well as a "group-friendly" experience for corporate, convention and leisure guests. The hotel offers a variety of room configurations and amenities which include LCD flat screen TV, satellite DSTV channels for all languages, tea and coffee stations, secure internet connections, laptop safe, working desk with business-convenient plug points. The hotel's clean and modern façade is complimented by a private and sheltered pool terrace, set in a beautifully landscaped garden, providing guests with food and beverage service throughout the day. Specifications include a comfortable, large ground floor reception area with enough space to accommodate large tour and convention groups with ease. There is also an express-style deli for quick and convenient meals, a business centre with workstations and data connectivity for laptops, boardroom with state of the art facilities, and Wi-Fi internet access in public areas. The hotel also features the F.L.A.G Café and the 21° Cocktail Bar.

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
Emperors Palace - 64 Jones Road Johannesburg
Kempton Park Gauteng, South Africa
phone: +270119779299
web: www.metcourt.com

Facility amenities: Services: •Air-conditioning •Analogue Internet Dial-Up •Business Panel •Electric Shaver Point (110/220V) •Electronic Laptop Safe •Floating Writing Desk •Hairdryer •Interactive Sony Bravia TV •International Direct Dial Telephone •Local TV/Radio Stations •Modern Ergonomic Furniture •Sattelite TV Channels •Tea/Coffee Stattion •Unique Bathroom Layout

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Pricing based on availability
Contact PD to book additional nights


Day Two: Tuesday, April 01 - Arrive to Johannesburg
Arrive To: Flights arrive in Johannesburg

Morning: Flights arrive to Johannesburg in the morning. Transfer from the airport via the private shuttle. Your group leader will meet you at the airport to help you locate the shuttle. Your morning and afternoon will be free to rest.

Lunch: Lunch is on your own. There are many dining options available at the hotel complex.

Afternoon: Meet your study leader and fellow participants for the program orientation at 6:00 pm at the hotel (your study leader will give you the exact location upon arrival)

Dinner: Welcome dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Metcourt Hotel at Emporers Palace

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Pestana Kruger Lodge in Greater Kruger Park is a tranquil resort situated next to the Malelane gate that enters the Kruger National Park. Overlooking the Crocodile River and Kruger National Park, Pestana Kruger Lodge Safari and Spa Resort is the ideal holiday destination for the whole family.

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
R570, Kruger National Park
Malelane, 1320 South Africa
phone: +xxxxxxxxxx
Room amenities: Guests are accommodated in comfortable en-suite rooms fitted with air-conditioning, satellite TV and hair dryers. This lodge in Greater Kruger Park has a range of accommodation options available, from standard rooms to luxury suites.

Facility amenities: - Watch Crocodiles while enjoying a drink at the bar - One heated indoor, and 2 outdoor swimming pools - Kruger Lodge has a total of 74 rooms, most with river views - Visit Kruger National Park for magnificent nature and wildlife

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Three: Wednesday, April 02 - Johannesburg / Apartheid Museum
Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: Field trip: Discover the Apartheid Museum led by local expert guides. Study the history of Apartheid and the movement that brought it down. Following your visit you will begin the drive to Kruger National Park.

Lunch: Lunch en route at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Arrive at Kruger National Park. The afternoon is at leisure to unpack and relax.

Dinner: Enjoy dinner at the Pestana Kruger Lodge.

Lodging: Pestana Kruger Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Pestana Kruger Lodge in Greater Kruger Park is a tranquil resort situated next to the Malelane gate that enters the Kruger National Park. Overlooking the Crocodile River and Kruger National Park, Pestana Kruger Lodge Safari and Spa Resort is the ideal holiday destination for the whole family.

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
R570, Kruger National Park
Malelane, 1320 South Africa
phone: +xxxxxxxxxx
Room amenities: Guests are accommodated in comfortable en-suite rooms fitted with air-conditioning, satellite TV and hair dryers. This lodge in Greater Kruger Park has a range of accommodation options available, from standard rooms to luxury suites.

Facility amenities: - Watch Crocodiles while enjoying a drink at the bar - One heated indoor, and 2 outdoor swimming pools - Kruger Lodge has a total of 74 rooms, most with river views - Visit Kruger National Park for magnificent nature and wildlife

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Four: Thursday, April 03 - Kruger National Park
Breakfast: At the lodge.

Morning: The early morning wake up call signals the start of your second day at Kruger Park. After a cup of coffee, your guide packs the vehicle and you begin your early morning drive. It's still really early in the morning, nice and cool, and the perfect time to spot elusive predators that at this time of the day are still very active. After a successful morning drive, return to the lodge for breakfast. After breakfast, continue driving searching for animals. You will find your guide to be a wealth of knowledge not only concentrating on the animals but also identifying birds, trees, insects and explains some of the park's fascinating geology. After a full morning's drive, return to the camp and have a couple of hours to relax during the hottest part of the day, when animals are generally less active and hiding from the midday sun.

Lunch: Lunch en route

Afternoon: In the afternoon afternoon you will continue to explore Kruger National Park searching for wild animals, accompanied by a professional guide, who gladly divulges information to you on the park's amazing diversity of wild and plant life. Your guide is available to identify all the nocturnal sounds you hear, and possibly entertain you with some amazing experiences encountered over many years of guiding in Africa.

Dinner: Enjoy dinner at the Pestana Kruger Lodge.

Lodging: Pestana Kruger Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Pestana Kruger Lodge in Greater Kruger Park is a tranquil resort situated next to the Malelane gate that enters the Kruger National Park. Overlooking the Crocodile River and Kruger National Park, Pestana Kruger Lodge Safari and Spa Resort is the ideal holiday destination for the whole family.

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
R570, Kruger National Park
Malelane, 1320 South Africa
phone: +xxxxxxxxxx
Room amenities: Guests are accommodated in comfortable en-suite rooms fitted with air-conditioning, satellite TV and hair dryers. This lodge in Greater Kruger Park has a range of accommodation options available, from standard rooms to luxury suites.

Facility amenities: - Watch Crocodiles while enjoying a drink at the bar - One heated indoor, and 2 outdoor swimming pools - Kruger Lodge has a total of 74 rooms, most with river views - Visit Kruger National Park for magnificent nature and wildlife

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Five: Friday, April 04 - Kruger National Park
Breakfast: Breakfast at the lodge.

Morning: The early morning wake up call signals the start of your third day at Kruger Park. After a cup of coffee, your guide packs the vehicle and you begin your early morning drive. It's still really early in the morning, nice and cool, and the perfect time to spot elusive predators that at this time of the day are still very active. After a successful morning drive, return to the lodge for breakfast. After breakfast, continue driving searching for animals. You will find your guide to be a wealth of knowledge not only concentrating on the animals but also identifying birds, trees, insects and explains some of the park's fascinating geology. After a full morning's drive, return to the camp and have a couple of hours to relax during the hottest part of the day, when animals are generally less active and hiding from the midday sun.

Lunch: Lunch at the camp

Afternoon: In the late afternoon you will again embark upon a game drive which gives you an opportunity to hopefully spot some of the animals that have eluded you thus far.

Dinner: Enjoy dinner at the Pestana Kruger Lodge.

Lodging: Pestana Kruger Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Lodge

Description: Pestana Kruger Lodge in Greater Kruger Park is a tranquil resort situated next to the Malelane gate that enters the Kruger National Park. Overlooking the Crocodile River and Kruger National Park, Pestana Kruger Lodge Safari and Spa Resort is the ideal holiday destination for the whole family.

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
R570, Kruger National Park
Malelane, 1320 South Africa
phone: +xxxxxxxxxx
Room amenities: Guests are accommodated in comfortable en-suite rooms fitted with air-conditioning, satellite TV and hair dryers. This lodge in Greater Kruger Park has a range of accommodation options available, from standard rooms to luxury suites.

Facility amenities: - Watch Crocodiles while enjoying a drink at the bar - One heated indoor, and 2 outdoor swimming pools - Kruger Lodge has a total of 74 rooms, most with river views - Visit Kruger National Park for magnificent nature and wildlife

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Six: Saturday, April 05 - Kruger National Park
Breakfast: At the lodge.

Morning: After an early wake-up call, depart the camp for another morning game drive through Kruger National Park. Followed by a mid-day rest period.

Lunch: Lunch is served at the camp.

Afternoon: Continue the game drive in the late afternoon.

Dinner: Enjoy dinner at the Pestana Kruger Lodge.

Lodging: Pestana Kruger Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Seven: Sunday, April 06 - Transfer to Johannesburg / Departures
Breakfast: Early breakfast at the lodge.

Morning: Return to Johannesburg via the panoramic route including God’s Window, Lisbon Falls, Blyde River Canyon and the 3 Rondawels.

Lunch: Lunch en route.

Afternoon: Note that this is a pre-extension for program #20963- Africa’s West Coast: A Grand Voyage from South Africa to Morocco. Participants continuing on to the main program will be transferred to the Johannesburg Airport.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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