Gay Safari & Cape Town Tour

From €2990 or USD $3,400

20 February – 01 March 2019

  • Exclusive all gay safari tour of South Africa
  • 4 private game drives with professional guides, discover the African bush
  • 9 nights with breakfast
  • 5 Lunches
  • 7 Dinners
  • Explore the gay life of Cape Town
  • Transfers from airports
  • Transfers to all destinations
  • Internal flights included
  • Guided tour of Soweto and Johannesburg
  • Guided tour of the Winelands of the Cape
  • Guided trip to Table Mountain
  • Tour of Cape point and Boulders Bay
  • Make new friends from all over the world
  • Travel with Kendall and Sergio, your Italy Gay Travels’ hosts

South Africa

From €2990 or USD $3,400 double room.

Solo traveler? You will share a double room with a fellow traveller.
If you prefer your own room, please add a Single supplement of €490 or USD $549

Gay Safari and Cape Town Pride Combination Price:

From €3349 or USD $3,815 in double room.

Solo traveler? You will share a double room with a fellow traveller.
Single supplement price for combination tour: €4,190 or USD $4,775

Up to 14 people

Fly into Johannesburg International Airport.
Fly out of Cape Town International Airport.

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Price per person (based on shared double room)

  • €2990 or USD $3,259
  • Single Supplement €490 or USD $549

Paying a single supplement is not required. We will try to match you with a roommate if you are traveling alone and prefer to share a room. If this is not possible, a single supplement will be applied to your reservation before the final payment date.

Services included

  • 9 nights accommodation in 3/4 star hotel with breakfast
  • Flights Johannesburg – Cape Town – Johannesburg in economy class
  • 2 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • Transfers from airports
  • Transfers to all destinations
  • Soweto Tour
  • Joziburg Lane Tour
  • Pilansberg Conservation Levy
  • Safari Game Drives at Ivory Tree Lodge
  • Wine Tasting in Stellenbosch / Franschoek
  • Table Mountain entrance & cable car ride
  • Cape Point
  • Boulders Beach
  • Farewell Dinner & Show
  • Information material
  • 24 hour phone assistance

Services not included

  • International return flights into South Africa
  • Any item not listed and/or specified in the itinerary
  • Visas
  • Meals not specified
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities / Tips for Waiters at all restaurants, tour guides & bus drivers
  • 3% Credit Card fee if paid by credit card
  • Single Room Supplement if required
  • Any items of a personal nature
  • Telephone calls
  • Porterage
  • Laundry
  • Excess Baggage
  • Insurance, tips and everything not listed as included

Optional Extras
Private trips can be arranged on the tour during free time. Please speak to your hosts to organise these

Duration
10 days / 9 nights

This tour is accessible to anyone in general good health.
En suite rooms in 4 star Hotels. 9 breakfasts included. 2 Lunches, 7 Dinners.
There will be a full briefing on Day 1. You will be provided with an assistance number you can call/contact us at any time during your stay.

Gay Safari and Cape Town Tour

Join Italy Gay Travels on a once in a lifetime gay safari and gay tour of Cape Town and surroundings.

Oh my, it seems we have our bearings all mixed up and the flight has been diverted! Yes to sunny South Africa. Why would Italy Gay travels hold a Gay Safari and Cape Town tour I hear you ask? Well because we love the sunshine and we love beautiful places rich in culture, good food and openness.

We have teamed up with out gay network in South Africa to bring you the ultimate Gay Safari and Cape Town Tour. Picture yourself immersed in the african plains with the sounds of wild animals and scents of the african bush. This Gay Safari is the perfect opportunity to explore South Africa with like minded individuals from all over the world.

If the Gay Safari isn’t enough, we also whisk you away to the majestic Cape Town and its surroundings. This Gay destination will have you tickled pink with amazing food, gay bars and clubs, beautiful wine, good looking locals and a relaxed atmosphere that is pure magic.

This Gay Safari and Cape Town Tour will take you to many of the must see destinations including Johannesburg, Pilansburg, Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Cape Point.

For those wanting to experience more, why not join us straight after the tour for the Cape Town Pride Long Weekend 2019.

Have a look at the scintillating itinerary below and email us if you have any questions.

This will be the gay safari and cape town tour on everyone’s wish list so book soon to avoid disappointment.

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Day 1

Welcome

You will be welcomed at OR Tambo International Airport by your hosts for the tour and travel guide. The transfer to Rosebank will take approximately 45 minutes, in a luxury, air-conditioned coach. Here you will enjoy a welcome refreshment en route to the hotel.
The afternoon will be free to settle in, freshen up and explore Rosebank and its many shops and boutiques. In the evening we all meet for dinner at a local restaurant in Rosebank. This will be the perfect opportunity to meet your fellow travellers and find out all about the Gay Safari and Cape Town tour.

  • Sleep in Johannesburg
  • Meals: Dinner
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Day 2

Soweto

After a hearty breakfast the Gay Safari and Cape Town Tour heads to Soweto – home of the late South African president Nelson Mandela (Madiba). Visit World famous Landmarks such as the Baragwanath Precinct, the Hector Pieterson Museum and the Mandela House Museum before heading to Johannesburg CBD for an immersion into Jozi Urban life at Joziburg Lane, were we will enjoy a tasty, local lunch.

Dinner will be at a local restaurant in Rosebank.

  • Sleep in Johannesburg
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
3

Day 3

Safari

This is what we have been waiting for. After breakfast we will depart for Ivory Tree Lodge in the Pilansberg, stopping along the way at Hartebeespoort Dam for a traditional Afrikaans lunch and curio shopping. Perhaps even a quick stop to taste some traditional ‘Citrus Mampoer’ – a favourite amongst the locals. It will take only a couple of hours for us to escape the bustling city life of Johannesburg and find ourselves immersed in the bush. Our Gay Safari takes place at Ivory Tree Lodge. Ivory Tree Game Lodge is situated within the Pilanesberg Game Reserve, one of the largest volcanic complexes of its kind in the world. The early presence of man can be seen in the numerous Stone and Iron Age sites that are scattered throughout the Park.

This premium Pilanesberg game lodge offers adventure-filled outdoor activities including 2 x daily game drives, Quad biking, Archery, Airgun and Interactive Drumming. As well as their world-famous Amani Spa

Sleep in Pilansburg

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day 4

Safari

Today will be spent around the bush and exploring the Flora and Fauna of South Africa. There will be an early morning game drive and an evening game drive, make sure to spot the ‘Big 5’. And no, not that kind of Big, we mean Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Elephant and Buffalo.

During the rest of the time there is plenty of time to relax in the African bush, with loads to do including: relaxing by the pool, Quad Biking and Archery. For those looking for some pampering why not book yourself a treatment at the award winning Amani Spa onsite.

Later in the evening dinner will be set in the natural environment of the lodge, with local entertainment – including interactive African drumming.

  • Sleep in Pilansburg
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
5

Day 5

Cape Town

After breakfast we will depart on the 2 hour return journey to Johannesburg, where we will embark on a flight to Cape Town. After a short 2 hour flight we take a private transfer to our Hotel in De Waterkant. This old suburb of Cape Town is walking distance to the famous V&A Waterfront as well as all the gay bars, restaurants and hotspots Cape Town has to offer. It is also  15 minute taxi ride to the Camps Bay and Clifton beaches. Clifton 3 is the Gay Beach with hot local boys!

Dinner will be at one of the finest restaurants in the Cape Town CBD.

  • Sleep in Cape Town
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
6

Day 6

Wine Tasting in Stellenbosch and Franschoek

After breakfast the Gay Safari and Cape Town tour Today heads out into the winelands for a full day exclusive Wine Experience in the Stellenbosch & Franschoek regions.

Taste some the finest wines and best food South Africa has to offer, whilst exploring the delightfully quaint little towns set up by the first European settlers in South Africa. We will take you through the flavours of South Africa’s world-famous wines.

We head back later in the afternoon where you will have the evening free to do as you wish, some may want some rest after all the activities (or wine)!

  • Sleep in Cape Town
  • Meals: Breakfast
7

Day 7

Cape Town Free Day

Cape Town has so much to offer, and a few days is never enough to explore it all. So today will be free to do whatever you choose. Here are some suggestions:

Shop at the V&A Waterfront

Go to the beach (Clifton 3 for the Gay beach)

Try out some more fabulous wines

Explore the Bokaap area

Visit Robben Island, the infamous prison were Nelson Mandela spent most of his time.

Your tour guides will be at hand for any help or suggestions.

  • Sleep in Cape Town
  • Meals: Breakfast
8

Day 8

Table Mountain

After breakfast we will head to the peak of Table Mountain via the cable car (or if you are brave, and adventurous, you can hike up – it only takes about 90 minutes).

Here you will enjoy the best views in the world! Spend time exploring the fascinationg micro climate up here and look out for dassies (an African rodent that lives amongst the rocks). The afternoon will be at your leisure again – more opportunity to explore a different side of Cape Town.

Dinner will be served on us at yet another one of Cape Town’s finest restaurants.

  • Sleep in Cape Town
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
9

Day 9

Boulders Bay and the Pinguins

Today is the last official day in Cape Town. The Gay Safari and Cape Town tour finishes  with a journey around the most beautiful landscape in the world: the Cape Peninsula

The morning tour will take you through intricate roads built into the mountain on Chapman’s Peak and the long white beaches of Noordhoek where 2 oceans meet at Cape Point.  A visit to Boulder Beach to play with the penguins and a scrumptious seafood lunch in Simonstown is of course on the agenda.

Our last night deserves a proper gay send off… dinner and a show at the Gate 69 Dinner Theatre is the perfect way to do it!

  • Sleep in Cape Town
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
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Day 10

Goodbye

After breakfast it is time to say goodbye. But no tears please. For those wishing to stay we have timed the trip to coincide as Cape Town Gay Pride starts.