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CAPE TOWN 6 - 12 JANUARY 2017

Agenda

 

 

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Friday, 6 January 2017 – ITBF Delegation Only

14:00: Check in at The Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town

16:00: Registration in the Atlantic Restaurant in The Table Bay Hotel. Drinks to be served.

17:30: Busses depart for the Opening ceremony at The Bungalow in Camps Bay

19:00: Opening ceremony at The Bungalow in Camps Bay

 

Saturday, 7 January 2017 – ITBF Delegation Only 

11:00: Busses depart for the L’Ormarins Queens Plate Race

12:00: L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Race.  Please remember the strict BLUE and WHITE dress code.

 

Sunday, 8 January 2017

08:30: Registration ITBF Veterinary Representatives – Infectious Diseases Reports (CLOSED SESSION)

09:00: ITBF Veterinary Representatives Session commences

10:30: Registration for Veterinary Attendees (Open Forum) at the Table Bay Hotel

11:00: Start of Lectures of the Open Veterinary Forum

12:00: Accompanying persons tours – ITBF Delegates 

Evening at leisure

 

Monday, 9 January 2017

08:00: Accompanying persons tours – ITBF Delegates 

09:30: Open Veterinary Forum continues at the Table Bay Hotel

15:30: Stud Farm visit and Dinner (Varsfontein Stud Farm)– ITBF Delegation Only

 

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 – ITBF Delegation Only

09:00: All Official Country Delegates to attend ITBF Meeting

18:30: Busses depart for Grand Café Closing Ceremony

19:00: Grand Café Closing Ceremony Dinner

 

Wednesday, 11 January 2017– ITBF Delegation Only 

09:00: All delegates to visit Avontuur and Drakenstein Stud Farms.

10:00: Wine tasting and Canapes in Winelands. Light lunch to be served.

19:00: Evening at leisure

 

Thursday, 12 January 2017 – ITBF Delegation Only

Checkout for journey home or Safari/Post Congress Tours from 11:00

 

 

 

Day Tours

To Book any tours Contact:

  • Ferdinand Rabie Tours & Adventures
  • +2782 851 9999
  • NB: ITBF TOURS

A

Cape Point Tour

  • Visit the African Penguins and the beautiful Cape of Good Hope
  • Guide, transport, and lunch included

R1250 per person

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B

Wine Tour

  • Wine tasting at some of the most beautiful Stellenbosch vineyards
  • Guide, transport, and lunch included

R1250 per person

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C

Lion’s Head Sunrise Experience

  • An early morning hike up Lion’s Head to experience daybreak and sunrise over Cape Town
  • Guide, transport, coffee and rusks included

R775 per person – This is a must.

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D

Airport transfer.

  • Welcome staff, water, and transport to Table Bay Hotel included.

R585 per person one way.

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E

Paragliding from Signal Hill

  • Transport and gliding fee included

R1850 per person

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For Sunday the 8th of January 2017 we recommend the following:

  1. Robbeneiland -Madiba’s History and Museum. Lunch at ‘Oom Zollies’ (traditional African). Only open on Sundays R1850 pp (drinks on own account) Transport Inc. Min 4 pax
  2. Table Mountain Cable Car. R440 pp – Lunch on own account
  3. Cape town Red City Bus Tour. R600 pp – Lunch on own account
  4. Mountain View Horse Trails. R500 pp 1 to 2 hours- Picnic baskets available. R700 pp sharing.

Transport – min 4 pax. R550 pp/per day on above activities.

  1. Sunrise or Sunset trails. R600 pp – Transport Inc.  15km half day horse trail with picnic stop. R850 pp (the ride weight limit 100 kg)

3 Day Classic Kruger Safari & 3 Days Vic Falls

Day 1: Gauteng – Kruger Park

We depart from Johannesburg between 06h30 – 08h00 to allow for various collection points. Our route takes us through the wide open spaces of the Highveld, down the escarpment and through the scenic Lowveld area. We stop for lunch en-route (own expense) and reach the Kruger National Park and Skukuza Rest Camp in the afternoon.

 

After settling in to our accommodations, you go out on your first game drive which is a SAN PARKS sunset drive. A sunset drive affords you the opportunity to see nocturnal animals that are more active at night and the Park’s rangers are allowed to return after the normal gate closing times. Note that these drives take place in one of the Kruger Park’s vehicles with a Park’s ranger. This is not a private game drive and there may be other guests on this drive. (Children under 6 years of age are not permitted on open vehicle drives.)

 

Dinner is a three course meal, served al fresco at our private camp within Skukuza. Wine is served with dinner but guests are welcome to bring along additional / alternative drinks which can be purchased at the shop.

(Dinner included)

 

Day 2: Full day in the Park

Safaris are all about early mornings, getting out there and seeing animals! After an early wake-up call (the time varies according to the seasons and park gate opening times) we have tea or coffee & muffins. We then set off on the morning safari which will take approximately 3-4 hours. Your guide has an intimate knowledge of the park, which contributes a great deal towards brilliant sightings!

 

On returning to Skukuza, breakfast/brunch will be ready at our camp. You then have time to enjoy a swim, visit the Skukuza museum, catch up on some sleep, visit the park shop which includes African curios, general food items and drinks, take a walk around the camp, or simply relax at the viewing platform in front of the restaurant, which overlooks the Sabie River. Skukuza is also a bird watcher’s paradise! Be sure to bring along your binoculars!

 

After a siesta we set off on the afternoon game drive. We conduct all our game drives in specially adapted 4×4 open game drive vehicles to allow our guests the best possible vantage point.

 

We offer an optional excursion to visit select attractions along the Panorama Route in all our Kruger Safaris of 3 days or longer. We stop in one of the small towns en-route for lunch (excluded) and visit attractions such as the Blyde River Canyon, Three Rondavels, Lisbon Waterfalls and God’s Window. We return to Skukuza at around 17h00. This excursion is available free of charge, replaces one of the afternoon drives and will be co-ordinated by our staff while you are on safari with us. (Kindly note that this excursion is not available on the first or last day of you Safari due to time constrictions)

 

We share safari stories at the camp fire under the stars after a scrumptious dinner served at our camp.

(Breakfast & Dinner included)

 

Day 3: Kruger Park – Johannesburg

The sun rises over our final day in the Park and we have one last chance to find the animals that have eluded us thus far. After breakfast we transfer your to back to Johannesburg where you will overnight in our 4-star guest house.

(Breakfast & Dinner included)

 

Day 4: Johannesburg – Vic Falls

After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight to Vic Falls (own arrangements). Upon arrival at Vic Falls Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. There are various activities on offer in Vic Falls including a sunset cruise on the Zambezi, Tour of the Falls, Elephant Back safari, a lion walk or helicopter flight over the Falls. All can be pre-booked upon request. Overnight at your hotel (Breakfast included)

 

Day 5: Vic Falls

Spend the day at leisure. (Breakfast included)

 

Day 6: Departure

After breakfast check out from your hotel. (Breakfast included)

 

Classic Kruger

Accommodation is in en-suite chalets with beds, linen, towels & soap. These chalets have a small fridge, air conditioning and mosquito proofing on the doors & windows.

Included:

  • Professional drivers/guides (FGASA registered – Field Guides Association of Southern Africa)
  • Meals as specified per itinerary
  • All day drives in the Kruger National Park in an open game drive vehicle
  • SAN PARKS sunset drive (All Kruger Safari guests over 6 years of age)
  • All entry fees and daily conservation levies
  • Accommodation in chalets with en suite bathrooms
  • Bottled mineral water during the day in the Kruger National Park
  • Wine with dinner in the Kruger National Park
  • Select Panorama Route attractions on the second day (optional)
  • Pick up in Johannesburg/Pretoria & drop off in Johannesburg
  • Accommodation in a 4-star guest house in Johannesburg on a dinner, bed & breakfast basis
  • Transfer from the lodge to ORTambo Airport
  • Transfer from Vic Falls Airport to a 4 star Vic Falls hotel
  • Accommodation in rooms with en suite facilities

Excluded:

  • Meals not specified in itinerary
  • Guests are welcome to bring their own drinks to dinner, which can be purchased at the Park’s shop
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities
  • Flight Johannesburg – Vic Falls return
  • Airport transfers on the last day

COST:

R9592 + US$300 per person sharing

R9867 + US$485 per person single

ALL ABOVE IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY AT THE TIME

WE RECOMMEND THAT, BOOKINGS ARE MADE BEFORE END SEPTEMBER 2016 TO AVOID DISAPOINTAMNT.


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More Tours:

3 days Classic Kruger Safari-Breakfast & Dinner (no drinks included)

Dates: TBA

Price: R8910 per person sharing excluding transfers

Price: R10 120 per person sharing including road shuttle transfers from Johannesburg

Price: R9460 per person sharing including road shuttle transfers from KMIA

 

4 days Classic Kruger Safari-Breakfast & Dinner no drinks

Dates: TBA

Price: R12 540 per person sharing excluding transfers

Price: R13 530 per person sharing including road shuttle transfers from Johannesburg

Price: R13 970 per person sharing including road shuttle transfers from KMIA

 

5 days Classic Kruger Safari-Breakfast & Dinner no drinks

Dates: TBA

Price: R14 630 per person sharing excluding transfers

Price: R16 170 per person sharing including road shuttle transfers from Johannesburg

Price: R15 620 per person sharing including road shuttle transfers from KMIA

 

3 days Greater Kruger Safari-Full board 2 game drives no drinks

Dates: TBA

Price: R11 220 per person sharing excluding transfers

Price: R13 200 per person sharing including road shuttle transfers from Johannesburg

Price: R12 320 per person sharing including road shuttle transfers from KMIA

 

4 days Greater Kruger Safari-Full board 2 game drives no drinks

Dates: TBA

Price: R14 630 per person sharing excluding transfers

Price: R16 830 per person sharing including road shuttle transfers from Johannesburg

Price: R16 170 per person sharing including road shuttle transfers from KMIA

 

5 days Greater Kruger Safari- Full Board 2 game drives no drinks

Dates: TBA

Price: R19 800 per person sharing excluding transfers

Price: R21 890 per person sharing including road shuttle transfers from Johannesburg

Price: R20 845 per person sharing including road shuttle transfers from KMIA

 

Nkohro Bush Lodge, Idube. Elephant Plains & Kapama River Lodge / Southern Camp. For the Classic Safari we have Skukuza Rest Camp alternative Berg & Dal Rest Camp.

These are the lodges that will be available on packages above stated – all subject to change.

 


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CAPE POINT

Drive along the breathtaking coast to Cape Point, the most southern tip of the Cape Peninsula via Chapman’s Peak. Take the funicular to the old lighthouse overlooking this wild coast. The drive there passes steep mountains, secluded coves and stunning scenery, beaches, as well as villages and fishing communities. The Cape of Good Hope section of the Table Mountain National Park’s flora is something to behold, with its fynbos species found nowhere else in the world. Here you can see a variety of wildlife that includes baboons, rhebok, Cape Mountain zebra, bontebok and the elusive eland. The reserve is also one of the world’s largest breeding grounds for tortoises. Following the coastline along False Bay, return to Cape Town by way of the Simon’s Town naval base and stop at Boulders Beach to view African penguins.


PANORAMIC CAPE TOWN CITY TOUR

See the highlights of Cape Town, start with its history with a visit to the Castle, the oldest building in South Africa. Enjoy the Cape Malay quarter and its rich musical heritage. View majestic Houses of Parliament. Drive along Adderley Street, the lively centre of town, past the historic Groote Kerk – literally meaning Big Church – which first opened its doors in January 1704, and St. George’s Cathedral, the Anglican Diocese of Nobel peace laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The City Hall is in Darling Street, opposite the Grand Parade. At the South African Museum, the oldest and largest museum in the country, you can visit a fossil gallery that traces the evolution of life. Wander through the four-story exhibition hall dominated by the huge suspended skeleton of a blue whale. See specimens of rock art and enjoy the interactive Sunlit Sea Exhibition.


CAPE TOWN & TABLE MOUNTAIN

A cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain, a World Heritage Site, is a highlight of any Cape Town visit. The cableway takes you to the summit in under ten minutes whilst rotating gondola’s ensure that visitors enjoy a 360-degree view of Cape Town and Table Bay. Visitors can stroll along 2km of pathways and enjoy magnificent views from over 12 viewing sites and decks. Facilities on the mountain include a self-service restaurant, bistro, and a shop selling gifts and curios.


WINELANDS TOUR

Wine lover or not, a visit to the Cape Winelands is an absolute must as the region is one of the breathtaking vistas and majestic mountain backdrops while being steeped in rich culture and history. Rolling vineyards and quaint Cape Dutch homesteads await you, as well as award-wining wine farms offering some of the country’s best wines. The winelands are divided into various different regions, each offering their own ‘wine route’. The most popular and well-known are Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Wellington, and Paarl. Not to be forgotten are the highly acclaimed wine estates in the Constantia Valley. Also located in beautiful surroundings with stunning mountain backdrops, the Constantia Valley boasts some of the oldest estates and homesteads along with award winning wines


ROBBEN ISLAND

The famous Robben Island, whose prison was once home to former South African president Nelson Mandela as well as many other black political freedom fighters, is now a World Heritage Site and provides stunning views across the bay with Table Mountain as its backdrop. A trip to the island is an unforgettable experience and offers a glimpse into the life and times of the apartheid era. Daily tours to the island include the ferry trip there and back, an island tour and a tour of the prison with a fomer political prisoner as your guide. Allow three and a half hours for the trip (this includes the 1/2 hour ferry trip each way) and book in advance. Ferries leave at regular intervals throughout the day from the Clock Tower precint at the V&A Waterfront.


KIRSTENBOSCH BOTANICAL GARDENS

The beautiful Kirstenbosch gardens cover an area of 528 hectares with 36 hectares of cultivated garden. The gardens are a celebration of South African flora – showcasing only indigenous South African plants. Fynbos, proteas, cycads and rolling lawns are intermingled with streams and ponds and well-laid out pathways for easy walking. A great variety of birds inhabit the gardens and the sweeping views from the upper slopes are spectacular. Whether for a casual stroll, a more stenuous walk or a lazy picnic, the gardens are a must-see when visiting Cape Town.


CULTURAL TOURS

A visit to one of the many townships surrounding the city is an experience that will open your eyes to the way in which the biggest portion of Cape Town’s population is living. Despite difficult circumstances and poor living conditions, you will experience the vibrancy and spirit of the South African people. Take a township tour of Langa, the oldest township in South Africa or Khayelitsha, the second largest township in South Africa. Township tours will usually be co-led by a resident in the area, showcase local industry and community projects and include a visit to a township bar or ‘shebeen’.


GOLF

Cape Town and the greater Western Cape Province, with its sprawling and lush green lawns, is a golfer’s paradise. It is here, in Africa’s sports capital that you will find some of the most majestic and scenic championship-status courses in South Africa. Golfing enthusiasts will be pleased to know that Cape Town’s golf courses are highly rated in terms of setting, layout and quality, while the Western Cape’s wide variety of unique top-rated golf courses is guaranteed to meet the needs of any golfer, irrespective of your handicap.


ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES

  • Cape Town and the Western Cape also caters for the more adventurous at hart and some popular activities are:
  • Abseiling from Table Mountain
  • Hiking
  • Paragliding
  • Surfing
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Mountain Biking