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Southern Africa Safari and Train Adventure: From Cape Town to Victoria Falls

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Program #21423RJ
16 Days | 15 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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.
Start of Program
Sep 16, 2014
Program begins with dinner at 7pm at the lodge in Johannesburg, South Africa.
You will be staying at the Melrose Place Guest Lodge that night.
Location: Johannesburg
Nearest city or town: Johannesburg
Nearest highway: R21
Nearest airport: Johannesburg International Airport
Transportation to site: Arrival transfers from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo airport to the lodge in Johannesburg are provided by hired coach for participants who booked their flight through Road Scholar; transfer time is approximately 30 minutes. Typically there are only two scheduled group transfers for arrival in Johannesburg: a transfer following South African Air #208 from Washington, DC-Dulles, and a transfer following South African Air #204 from New York-JFK.

End of Program
Sep 29, 2014
Program ends mid-day with transfers to the Cape Town airport for departing flights; no activities are scheduled the last morning. Please see transportation info for more on departure transfers
You will be staying at the The Three Boutique Hotel the night before.
Location: At Home
Transportation to site: Departure transfers from the hotel to Cape Town International Airport are provided by hired coach for participants who booked their flights through Road Scholar; transfer time is approximately 30 minutes. Transfers will be scheduled to coincide with flights from Cape Town to Johannesburg that connect with international flights South African Air #207 to Washington, DC-Dulles and South African Air #203 to New York-JFK, which depart out of Johannesburg.
Type: Boutique Hotel

Description: Melrose Place Guest Lodge is an owner-operated, boutique hotel that is conveniently located in the Melrose district of Johannesburg. The lodge’s lush, tranquil gardens are a haven for a wide variety of birdlife, and make for a relaxing and charming environment. The guest lodge is conveniently located near Rosebank center, within walking distance of many shops and restaurants. Melrose Place prides itself in personalized service and attention to detail. This property is truly an oasis in the city.

Contact info:
12A North Street
Melrose
Johannesburg, South Africa
phone: +27 (0)11 442 5231
web: www.melroseplace.co.za

Room amenities: Each of the 30 individually decorated en-suite rooms are generously sized and offer very comfortable bedding. Rooms feature their own entrances and patios with secluded views of the shady picturesque gardens. Coffee and tea is offered daily at no additional cost. Rooms feature satellite television as well as a wall safe and a hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Melrose Place includes a large swimming pool as well as complimentary access to a large, modern fitness center open 24 hours a day. Lunch and dinner are prepared by the resident cook and are available upon request. Onsite laundry and dry cleaning services are also available. Free wireless internet is available in all guest rooms.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: Please phone EXPLORE, Inc.
Please phone EXPLORE, Inc. at 888-596-6377 for more information and exact pricing.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Type: Boutique Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of the city, the Three Boutique Hotel’s central location provides easy access to all of Cape Town’s attractions. The hotel is housed in a 275-year old national monument, and new renovations have brought a modern touch to the historic building. Ideally sized with only 15 rooms, the hotel provides personalized service in a trendy part of Cape Town. The hotel’s lovely rooftop sundeck offers unsurpassed, panoramic views of Table Mountain and the city, while the swimming pool and surrounding patio provide a great location to soak in the sun.

Contact info:
3 Flower Street
Cape Town, 8001 South Africa
phone: +27 (0)83 672 5363
web: www.thethree.co.za

Room amenities: Each modern and comfortable room boasts king size beds (that can be converted into two twin beds), en-suite bathroom facilities with showers, air conditioning and heating, free Wi-Fi, flat screen TV, hairdryer, tea/coffee facilities, writing desk and bathrobes. Rooms also have universal electrical outlets that accept US plugs, and electronic safes.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a breakfast dining area complete with coffee and full bar (operated on an honesty basis), rooftop deck with stunning 360 degree views, swimming pool and patio, and is within easy walking distance to several local restaurants. There is free Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights after: Contact Program Provider
Contact Explore, Inc at 888-596-6377 for pricing and more information.


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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
13 nights of accommodations
36 meals: 12 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 11 lunches, 12 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
13 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
1 Flights during the program
Visas: 1(out of 1 required)

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