VoyEdge RX

 

 

 

south africa

july 6th - july 17th, 2019

 

 

 

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ALL THE INFO

12 DAYS, 11 NIGHTS THROUGH johannesburg, kruger national park, & cape town

 

BOOK HERE

STARTING AT $3,249


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WHERE YOU'LL GO

  • johannesburg

  • kruger national park

  • blyde river canyon

  • cape town

  • BOULDERS beach

  • table mountain

  • desert outside of cape town

  • shark cage diving off the coast of cape town

FLIGHTS

  • ARRIVE INTO johannesburg ANy tIME ON JUly 6TH, 2019

  • DEPART FROM cape town any time ON JULY 17th, 2019

 

map of the tour

 
 

+ WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Pick-up at Johannesburg Airport + Drop-off at Cape Town Airport at the beginning and end of the trip
  • All ground transportation and accommodations
  • All breakfasts and some lunches and group dinners
  • Gym drop-ins and/or travel workouts (all optional)
  • Hiking fees
  • Kruger National Park expeditions/safari
  • Regional flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town
  • Sunset at Boulders Beach in Cape Town
  • Guided hike up Table Mountain in Cape Town
  • Full day of sandboarding + ATV riding
  • Shark cage diving expedition off the coast of Cape Town
  • South African Vineyards Tour outside Cape Town

+ NOT INCLUDED

  • Flight to Johannesburg, South Africa from your home destination and BACK from Cape Town, South Africa. Once you book, we will work with you on getting the best deals (If you would prefer, we can book flights for you. This will be an additional fee).
  • Most lunches and some dinners on the trip
  • Vaccinations needed for travel in South Africa
  • Travelers Insurance https://www.travelguard.com/
  • Any activities not included on the days above (tours, museums etc.)
 
Words cannot describe how amazing our first trip with VoyEdge RX was. It totally exceeded my expectations in so many ways. I’ve already booked my next trip and will be joined by some of the awesome people who were once strangers, but I now call them friends for life.
— DONNA MORIN // VOYEDGE RX TESTIMONIAL 2017

 

ITINERARY

 

 

arrive  in JOHANNESBURG

July 6th, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DAY 1 

Dumela, and welcome to South Africa. Today you begin the adventure of a lifetime, walking with lions and swimming with sharks. Traveling from teeth to teeth. There is quite a bit of living to be had, and it all begins here and now. Arrive in Johannesburg and take advantage of Uber pick up to get to our host house for the night, a local bed and breakfast just 10 minutes from OR Tambo International. Come hungry as we enjoy a traditional South African dinner with your new family for the week. Arrive early enough and join your guides in a drop-in into Jo’burg’s dynamic CrossFit community. After dinner, hit the bunk early. We rise with the sun to dive into the heart of the continent.

Avg. temp in Johannesburg in July = 63 F / 17.2 C

depart jo'burg for kruger bush camp

july 7th, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Day 2

Departing the City of Gold (Johannesburg) nice and early, we travel along a picturesque route to the region Mpumalanga. On the way, we'll pay a visit to Dullstroom where we stop for brunch, and then continue through the famous Drakensberg mountains. Over the following two days we will stay in a fantastic bush lodge situated in the well-known Kruger National Park, which is teeming with wildlife. Our tents are AMAZING. The camp includes soft beds, en-suite bathrooms, a revitalizing splash pool, and incredible views over the surrounding bush. In the evening, dinner is prepared on a crackling open fire. Welcome back to the food chain, but go forward assured we are in good hands, walking with armed rangers through the timeless wild of Southern Africa.

Average temp in Kruger National Park in July = 59 F / 15 C

guided safari tour through kruger national park

july 8th, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Day 3

Start your morning early with some local rusks and a good cup of coffee before embarking on your first game walk. Trekking for three hours, we'll make frequent stops to learn more about life in the bush from our local guides. A guide and tracker will lead us through all our walks in the Park. By early afternoon, we'll return to camp and enjoy a prepared brunch. Unwind and digest by the pool (yes, there is a pool!) This is Africa...they know how to camp. Afterwards we climb aboard open 4X4 vehicles for a game drive taking us out on safari through the evening, giving us plenty of chances to see some more nocturnal creatures. Once back in camp, we'll have a special treat waiting for dinner. A traditional bush ‘braai’, South Africa's delicious take on a proper bbq.

Average temp in Kruger National Park in July = 60 F / 16 C

blyde river canyon & villages

july 9th, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Day 4

Up early, we set off for the beautiful Panorama Route to see highlights such as Blyde River Canyon, Bourke’s Luck Potholes, God’s Window, and the quaint little town of Graskop where we will enjoy an unique lunch at Harry’s Pancake Bar (at your own expense). After lunch we'll head down the Kowyn Pass to a traditional village where we will meet the local Shangaan people. After a full day, we'll spend the night at the Greenfire Lodge Hazyview in a log cabin along the banks of the Sabie River. You'll love it so much we're going to stay here for two nights!

Average temp in Blyde River Canyon in July = 75 F / 24 C

safari in kruger national park

july 10th, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Day 5

With an early departure from camp, we journey to the southern part of Kruger National Park, where we spend the rest of the day observing game from the fantastic height of custom safari vehicles. Our local guides will inform you of all the interesting facts about this historic area and the fascinating wildlife which call it home. There will be plenty of stops along the way to refresh yourself and enjoy relaxing on the plains of Kruger. We exit the park late in the afternoon, and we'll return to our lodge by the river for dinner.

Average temp in Kruger National Park in July = 60 F / 16 C

depart kruger & head back to jo'burg

july 11th, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Day 6

Enjoy a relaxing morning. We leave Kruger behind today and make our way back to Johannesburg, where our safari tour comes to an end in the late afternoon. Emerging from this first week have pride. Few will have ever done what you have. Once you’ve “walked,” the problems of civilization seem almost trivial, leaving you with a confidence and presence of mind to really drink deeply from the rich experiences still ahead of you. We will be staying overnight at the hotel at OR Tambo International for an early flight to Cape Town the next morning.

Average temp in Kruger National Park in July = 60 F / 16 C

 

included flight from jo'burg to cape town

July 12th, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Day 7

The group will take an early regional flight to Cape Town. We'll have an option for a late morning CF drop-in, followed by plenty of time to explore highlights such as Greenmarket Square. Tonight we’ll make our way to Boulders Beach and bear witness to something special...a sunset at the end of the world. A vista straddling east and west, the Atlantic and Indian ocean. We also won’t be alone. Hope you don’t mind being joined by flocks of wild penguins who call this beach home. Relax today, acclimate, because tomorrow we are off to the desert! We know, it’s awesome. Get stoked, enjoy the sunset, and bask in the afterglow of dusk at the bottom of the world.

Average temp in Cape Town in July = 68 F / 20 C

guided atv & sandboarding excursion in the desert

july 13th, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Day 8

Day 8 is guaranteed to bring you something you've never done before. After breakfast and a morning workout, you will embark on a day long excursion out in the desert fit for the intrepid traveler. Learn how to sandboard and rip around on an ATV throughout the sand dunes and desert hills. With all the instruction you'll need, you'll enjoy an all day affair with lunch, transportation, and equipment rental included. Just be sure to bring your GoPro and get ready to have a blast. Relax and reminisce during dinner afterwards back in Cape Town.

Average temp in Cape Town's desert in July = 70 F / 21 C

hike up table mountain

july 14th, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Day 9

Today, you will do a guided half-day hike up Table Mountain, just outside of Cape Town, to witness the spectacular view of the city and dramatic coastline. Look due south and know the only thing left is Antarctica. It is a distinct and unique view of the world. Be sure to look into the shadowy swell rolling just off coast, because that's where we’re going tomorrow! Soak in the views and enjoy this illustrious continent and all its offerings. The rest of the afternoon is free to explore and recoup, before our big day tomorrow swimming with sharks!

Average temp in Cape Town in July = 68 F / 20 C

shark cage diving in the pacific

July 15th, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Day 10

This is the day you’ve been waiting for; the day that's going to come up over and over again when you get home. With any luck, you’ve already stared a lion in the eye. Today, you smile at Jaws. Get in the cage and experience coming within inches of most people’s nightmares. Can you master your fear? Can you face the master of land and sea? Today is your day to find out. Jump in and smile. We’ll do it together. Dry off and don’t dare try to wipe off that grin. You know the one that stays plastered on your face when you’ve done the “impossible.” We'll be whisked away early in the morning offshore on a ship set with a shark cage and more. Whether you hop in is up to you, but either way, it's an included tour and you can cheer your fellow travelers on as they enter the abyss, coming face to face with great white sharks.

Average temp on the water from Cape Town in July = 65 F / 18 C

stellenbosch vineyards tour

july 16th, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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 Day 11

Wake up on Day 11 feeling accomplished. Sweat it out a bit more with a morning workout at a nearby gym in Cape Town, then get ready to venture into the famous Stellenbosch Region, just outside the city, as we partake in a number of different wine tours. Sip some of the best Africa, and the world, has to offer, and celebrate an EPIC week and a half with your fellow travelers as we recover from 11 days of high adrenaline African adventure. Relax, laugh, reflect, and remember. You’ve had a hell of a week. Departures begin tonight or tomorrow. Last group dinner back in Cape Town and night out to celebrate!

Average temp in the Stellenbosch region in July = 64 F / 18 C

fly home from cape town

July 17th, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Day 12

There are no goodbyes in Setswana, only “go well.” Go well Voyedgers … you have walked the dark continent, braving the bush and ocean. You have seen the gemstone cluster of the milky way over the flicker of fire in the frontier. You have done something extraordinary, something you will never forget. This is the magic of Africa. Before you go enjoy some free time to explore Cape Town before your flight or join us for one last CF drop in and while you finish that last bite of bobotie, ask yourself, where to next?

Average temp in Cape Town in July = 67 F / 20 C


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