Should you be interested in booking an overland pre or post tour, or require additional information, please feel free to contact Carlynne van de Merwe at office number: +27 (0)21 460 4888 or email: Carlynne.vanderMerwe@grosvenortours.com
Bookings for tours and transport to and from the airport can be made at the conference rates. Please visit: http://ieee-ssci2015bookings.co.za
FULL DAY | FEE ZAR 935
Hout Bay, ½ hr Duiker Island boat trip (optional, for own account & time permitting), Chapman's Peak (if open), Cape Point Nature Reserve, Cape Point. Return to Cape Town via Penguins (optional, for own account), Simon's Town, Fish Hoek, Muizenberg and Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
Quick Facts: Departs daily 09h00 | Ends 17h00 | Duration ±8 hrs | Excludes lunch.
FULL DAY | FEE ZAR 2250
Travel to Gansbaai, enjoy light breakfast then proceed to Dyer Island. Surface view or cage dive this magnificent predator in its natural feeding ground.
Quick Facts: Departs daily 06h00 | Ends 17h00 | Duration ±11hrs | Includes light breakfast | Weather and sea conditions permitting.
FULL DAY | FEE ZAR 1386
This is a perfect way to combine some moderate physical activity with seeing the sights around the Cape Peninsula. Enjoy a peaceful cycle through the unique fynbos vegetation of the Cape Point Nature Reserve, visit the breeding colony of rare African Penguins at Boulders Beach and relax at a scenic picnic lunch spot. Before returning to Cape Town you tour the historic Constantia Winelands, which includes wine tastings at two premier estates.
Quick Facts: Departs Daily ±09h45 | Ends ±17h00 | Duration ±7¼hrs | Includes return transfers from CTICC, front suspension mountain bikes, helmets, water bottles, expert guide entrance fees to Boulders Beach and Cape Point Nature Reserve, picnic lunch, 2 wine tastings | Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes; bring light jacket, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and camera | Note - Weather permitting.
FULL DAY | FEE ZAR 2926
Travel to Aquila Private Game Reserve. Open vehicle game drive with opportunity to view giraffe, lion, leopard, zebra, rhino, wildebeest and many other types of wildlife.
Quick Facts: Departs daily 06h00 - pick up is from your hotel, please be ready from 05h30 | Ends 18h00 | Duration ±12 hrs | Includes lunch
FULL DAY | FEE ZAR 935
Travel to Paarl, Franschhoek & Stellenbosch. Cellar tour, 3 wine tastings. City tour of Stellenbosch. Return to Cape Town.
Quick Facts: Departs daily 09h00 | Ends 17h00 | Duration ±8 hrs | Excludes lunch.
FULL DAY | FEE ZAR 1155
Highlights of Cape Peninsula including Cape Point Nature Reserve and the Cape Winelands with a wine tasting in Stellenbosch. Return to Cape Town.
Quick Facts: Departs daily 08h00 | Ends 17h00 | Duration ±9 hrs | Excludes lunch | Tour might include a trip back to Cape Town to collect additional guests for 2nd half of tour. Tour may be operated in reverse.
HALF DAY | FEE ZAR 462
Travel by cable car to top of Table Mountain (excludes cableway ticket fee & weather permitting) then descend and pass through Cape Malay Quarter, city centre and Company Gardens. Visit the Castle of Good Hope (time permitting) and Diamond Works. Travel to Milnerton area and photograph Table Mountain from across Table Bay (time permitting).
Quick Facts: Departs 2 x daily 08h00 or 13h00 | Ends 12h30 or 17h30 | Duration ±4 hrs | Excludes cableway ticket fee.
HALF DAY | FEE ZAR 682
Travel to the Winelands. Tour through historic Stellenbosch. 1 wine tasting. A second wine tasting will be included (time permitting), before returning to Cape Town.
Quick Facts: Departs daily 14h00 | Ends 17h00 | Duration ±3 hrs
HALF DAY | FEE ZAR 578
Visit Bo-Kaap Malay Quarter. Drive through District Six and then to Langa, the oldest township. Tour continues to Khayelitsha, the largest black township in Cape Town. Here we visit the Philanni Empowerment Centre, visit to a shack to experience the living conditions and a drive through middle-class Khayelitsha to experience some of the recent achievements such as new house developments.
Quick Facts: Departs Mon - Fri 09h00 | Ends 12h30 | Departs Mon - Fri 13h30 | Ends 17h00 | Departs Sat/Sun & P. Holidays 09h00 | Ends 12h30 | Duration 3½ hrs.
HALF DAY| FEE ZAR 1293
Enjoy a unique interaction and experience the cultural diversity of the Cape Malay community, descendants of the original Malay slaves. We start at the Bo-Kaap Museum in the heart of the Cape Malay Quarter where you learn more about their history and the preservation of their traditions in Africa. Your story-telling host will then guide you on an entertaining walking tour giving you insights into the historical and architectural landscape that adds so much colour and character to Cape Town's City Bowl. You'll visit a friendly spice shop and discover the aromatic ingredients of local dishes. The highlight of this experience is enjoying an authentic home-cooked dinner at the gracious home of your host family.
Quick Facts: Departs Monday to Friday, excluding public and religious holidays 15h30 | Ends 19h30 | Duration ± 4 hrs | Includes return transfers from Cape Town city centre, Green Point and Sea Point, Bo-Kaap Museum entry fees, walking tour through the Bo-Kaap, traditional welcome drink and traditional 3-course dinner | Excludes own purchases such as spices, gifts and curios | Note - You are visiting a traditionally religious community and out of respect need to wear appropriate clothing. Guests are asked not to wear mini skirts and other revealing attire, and to avoid bare shoulders. Do wear comfortable walking shoes.
- Exciting mokoro (dugout canoe) safari, based on traditional Bayei method of travelling through the flood plains of the Okavango Delta.
- Safari by riverboat and in open vehicles in Botswana’s Chobe National Park, home to Africa’s largest concerntration of elephants.
- Option to extend to breath-taking Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe’s top attractions.
Explore one of Africa’s best kept secrets surround yourself by timeless natural beauty and enjoy unimaginable seclusion on this 6 day tour into the untamed northern parts of Botswana. The lush flood lands, vast grasslands and striking salt pans are a sight never to be forgotten.
DAY 1 – MAUN (UNESCORTED)
On arrival at Maun airport you’ll be met and transferred to the Island Safari Lodge. The lodge has been part of the landscape in Maun, Botswana since 1973, when it was established by the legendary Tony Cox. With a restaurant that serves “Elephant’s Leg” ( a delicious lamb shank ) as well as a bar with a climbing pole that invites the brave to scale it, it is no wonder that the Island Safari Lodge is popular among locals and tourist on their way to or from the Okavango Delta.
The Island Safari Lodge overlooks the Thamalakane River and is well-known for its mokoro safaris. Huge shade trees are in abundance on the grounds of the Island Safari Lodge and beyond, so birdwatchers can be sure of spotting a rich variety of bird species. The Lodge has a number of expert guides that regular guide birding walks. You can hire bicycles from the reception at Island Safari Lodge, or scenic flights over the Okavango Delta can be arranged (optional & for own account). Game viewing and fishing trips into the Okavango Delta are also available as optional excursions (for own account).
DAY 2 - MAUN
Today you’ll have the opportunity to join an exciting mokoro (dugout canoe) trip. Mokoro trips have become the popular way for travelers to experience the tranquility of the Okavango Delta. Mokoro trips are based on the traditional Bayei method of travelling through the flood plains of the Okavango Delta.
On one of the larger islands you will enjoy lunch and a guided walk. There is the possibility of seeing large herds of red lechwe bounding through the water and passing elephants feeding amongst the lush wetland vegetation.
After a hearty lunch and walk, you will make your way back to the Mokoro station where the vehicle will be waiting to transfer you back to the lodge. (BL)
DAY 3 – NATA
After breakfast, you will continue to your next destination, Nata Lodge, an oasis set amongst the Mokolwane palms on the edge of the pans. It is ideally situated to the entrance to the Nata Sanctuary and is just off the main road 10km from the village.
This afternoon you will join a salt pan excursion. The area incorporates a multitude of salt pans and vast grass plains dotted by palm islands that form the Great Makgadikagidi which compromises the largest area of salt pans in the world covering some 3 7000sq km in overall extent. It is the last vestiges of Africa’s largest inland sea and exudes an atmosphere of antiquity and mystery.
The Nata River delta feeds the Sau Pan in the Nata Sanctuary and forms the breeding ground for a host of water birds including pelicans and flamingo in their thousands, transforming the shoe line into a pink haze blending into the western sky. (B)
DAY 4 – CHOBE
After breakfast you will be transferred to Mowana Safari Lodge near the Chobe Game Reserve. Mowana Safari Lodge lies on the banks of the Chobe River, where four African countries – Botswana, Zambia, Namibia and Zimbabwe – meet. This afternoon you will have the opportunity to join an afternoon game cruise. The Chobe Game Reserve is famous for its enormous elephant population – it is said that 45 000of these interesting creatures roam the plains of Chobe. They share almost 10 000sq km with lion, leopard, giraffe, cheetah, buffalo, approximately 450 bird species, as well as puku and Chobe bushbuck, which are indigenous to Chobe National Park. (BD)
DAY 5 – CHOBE
This morning you can enjoy an early morning game drive in the Chobe National Park. You’ll have the opportunity to search for elephant, hippo, buffalo, zebra, hyena, red lechwe, crocodile, sable antelope and impala. Also keep a lookout for leopard, cheetah, wild dog, roan antelope, serval, bat-eared fox, puku and bushbuck. In the afternoon you can enjoy an optional (for own account), game cruise on the Chobe river. This unique and relaxing way of game viewing will allow you to view the great African wildlife from a different point of view. (BD)
DAY 6 – CHOBE
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kasane Airport for your onward flight. (B)
- Guided walking safari through the tropical, spray-drenched rainforest on the very edge of Victoria Falls and the best views of this World Heritage Site from the spectacular Zimbabwean vantage point.
- Sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River with its hippos and crocodiles, and river bank game viewing.
- Leisure time to enjoy the Victoria Falls activities and adventures of your choice.
Explore the historic Victoria Falls villiage and its wild wild, unspoiled surrounds in Zambabwe, and experience the most classic, awesome views of this world-renowned natural phenomenon, the thundering Victoria Falls.
DAY 1 – JOHANNESBURG - VICTORIA FALLS
Mid-morning departure. Hotel transfer on arrival at Victoria Falls Airport. Afternoon at leisure to explore rhe village. Overnight in Victoria Falls.
DAY 2 – VICTORIA FALLS
Guided tour of the Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. With a width of 1.7kms, the Falls have the capacity to push 550 000m3 of water per minute over the basalt cliff into the Zambezi River Gorge. Late afternoon sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River. Remainder of day at leisure.
DAY 3 – VICTORIA FALLS - JOHANNEBURG
After a leisurely breakfast, transfer to Victoria Falls Airport for return flight to Johannesburg.
- Stay at a remote desert lodge on the edge of the Namib-Nauklauft National Park with its Desolate and beautiful scenery.
- The white clay and salt pan of Sossusvlei surrounded by spectacular high red sand dunes; and the stunning Sesriem Canyon carved by the ephemeral Tsauchab River.
- The extaordinary and unforgettable spectacle of the old desert sands changing colour as the sun sets.
Evocative excursion into the world’s oldest desert Experience the astonishing contrasts of the Namib, the Worlds oldest desert: harsh and rugger in landscape and climate, yet so delicate and exquisite in its support of fragile life. You will visit the country’s top desert attractions and enjoy sight seeing of the unique desert-adapted animals that roam the dry valley and star-shaped dunes
DAY 1 – WINDHOEK / SWAKOPMUND – NAMIB DESERT
Pick-up by your driver from your hotel in Windhoek (or Swakopmund) from about 14h00 (Namibian summer time: 1. Sunday September to 1. Sunday in April). Travel via the scenic Spreetshoogte Pass (or Kuiseb Canyon) and Solitaire to a comfortable lodge bordering the Namib Desert. Enjoy the desert feeling, miles of desolate and beautiful Namib Desert - unique in Southern Africa. Dinner included.
DAY 2 – NAMIB DESERT
Early morning departure for your Sossusvlei excursion. You have the opportunity to climb some of the highest sand dunes in the world; admire the picturesque scenery and the fauna and flora of the desert. Visit the rugged Sesriem Canyon before returning to the lodge for lunch. In the afternoon join a guided nature drive to the ‘marble mountain’ (drinks for own account) or relax with a sundowner (for own account) on the verandah and enjoy a spectacular sunset at the lodge. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.
DAY 3 – NAMIB DESERT – WINDHOEK / SWAKOPMUND
After breakfast you return via Remhoogte Pass (or Kuiseb Pass) to Windhoek (or Swakopmund). Arrival time around 12h30. Transfer to your central Windhoek (Swakopmund) Hotel/Guesthouse included. Breakfast included
- Expert guided game drives in search of the magnificent Big 5 and other incredible wildlife
- Open safari vehicles offering the opportunity to truly experience the incredible African wilderness
- Superb accommodation in a luxury hotel boardering the Kruger National Park
The ultimate safari escape Sit back relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of South Africa’s greatest wilderness area. You will be treated to exciting close encounters with the famous Big 5 and many other animals and birds, al whilst enjoying the superb amenities of a luxury hotel.
DAY 1: JOHANNESBURG - KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
This morning you will be collected from your hotel (unescorted, driver only), heading east to the Mpumalanga region. After freshening up at your lodge enter the world famous Kruger National Park and spend the afternoon game viewing in your open safari vehicle. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. [D]
DAY 2: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
Enjoy breakfast before you enter the Kruger National Park for a full day of game viewing. Your guide will endeavour to spoil you with sightings of the “Big Five”, general game and prolific bird life. Stop at one of the rest camps for lunch (own account). Spend the remainder of the afternoon game viewing. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
DAY 3: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, we will journey once again through the magnificent expanses of the Kruger National Park, unrivalled in its diversity of flora and flora. Enjoy a full day of game viewing in an open safari vehicle pursuing the Big Five and other rare and endangered species. You will have the opportunity to enjoy lunch at one of the rest camps (own account). Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
DAY 4: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK - JOHANNESBURG
Enjoy breakfast before starting the return journey to Johannesburg. Arrive in Johannesburg in the early evening at approximately 18h30 (unescorted) where the tour ends on arrival.
- Guided walking Safari through the tropical rainforest on the very edge of Victoria Falls, and all the best views of the World Heritage Sites from the spectacular Zimbabwean vantage point.
- Safari by river boat in open vehicles in the Chobe National Park, home to Africa’s largest concentration of elephants an abundance of mammals and birds.
- An authentic, in the wild of Africa experience at the world class safari lodge on the banks of the Chobe River.
Discover the romance and extrsordinary spectacle of Africa’s Natural Wonders Experience Southern Africa’s top highlights, which have stood the test of time over centuries – Zimbabwe’s awesome Victoria Falls & Botswana’s abundance of unspoiled wilderness. Evoke all the nostalgia and allure of untamed Africa on this once in a lifetime adventure.
DAY 1 – JOHANNESBURG - VICTORIA FALLS (ZIMBABWE)
Mid-morning departure. Hotel transfer on arrival at Victoria Falls Airport. Overnight in Victoria Falls.
DAY 2 – VICTORIA FALLS (ZIMBABWE)
After breakfast, a guided tour of Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The Falls have the capacity to push 550 000m3 of water per minute over the basalt cliff into the Zambezi River Gorge. Late afternoon sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. Remainder of day at leisure.
DAY 3 – VICTORIA FALLS (ZIMBABWE) - CHOBE NATIONAL PARK (BOTSWANA)
Road transfer to Chobe National Park in Botswana, home to 450 bird species and Africa’s largest concentration of elephants. Overnight Chobe National Park Area.
DAY 4 – CHOBE NATIONAL PARK
Game viewing activities include game drives in open vehicles and cruises on the Chobe River. Overnight Chobe National Park area.
DAY 5 – CHOBE - VICTORIA FALLS - JOHANNESBURG
After breakfast transfer to Victoria Falls Airport for return flight to Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport.