PRE -PROMO- Premium Safari - Long Lee Manor
Enjoy an up-close unobstructed view of Africa’s most iconic animals on several game drives into the bush, with the added luxury of selecting the safari destination that suits you best.
SHAMWARI GAME RESERVE: Long Lee Manor
This gracious Edwardian Manor House echoes traditions of the past offering colonial-style accommodation, manicured gardens, pools and ponds, terraces and verandas – all overlooking the magnificent plains teeming with wildlife. Lodge facilities include two swimming pools, a Relaxation Retreat with two therapy rooms, steam room and sauna, fitness center and steam room, indoor and outdoor dining facilities and more. The 15 rooms at Long Lee Maor include features such as a private patio or balcony, private mini-bar and en-suite bathroom with separate shower.
Upon arrival at the Cape Town International Airport, you will be met once you exit the Customs and Immigration area and transferred to the The Southern Sun Cullinan Hotel or similar, where you will spend the evening. Lunch and dinner are on your own.
After breakfast and checking out of the hotel, you will transfer to the Cape Town International Airport for a domestic flight to Port Elizabeth (+/- 1 hour 15 minute duration). On arrival at Port Elizabeth Airport, you will transfer 1 ½ - 2 hours by road to your choice of safari destination.
Depending on the time of arrival, you will enjoy lunch and then free time at the lodge. In the afternoon, you will gather in the main lodge for tea followed by an open-vehicle game drive. Later, you will return to the lodge for dinner and to spend the evening.
You will spend the entire day at your selected establishment, where two game activities and all meals are included.
After breakfast and check-out formalities, transfer back to the Port Elizabeth Airport and depart on a domestic flight to Cape Town (+/- 1 hour 15 minute duration). On arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you will be met and transferred to Cape Town harbor, where you will embark on your cruise ship.
- The contents and order of activities in this program are subject to change by the lodge management without prior notice, due to the prevailing weather conditions and movement of dangerous wildlife on the reserve.
- Whilst this is a safari area, the animals are wild and so sightings cannot be guaranteed.
- During early morning game drives in open vehicles it can be a little cool. We recommend that guests take along a windbreaker.
- During the day, it can get extremely hot. The game drive vehicles are not covered – and guests are therefore exposed to the elements. Guests are therefore advised not to forget their sunhats, sun block, sunglasses, as well as their cameras and binoculars.
- The roads in the game reserve are gravel. There are also inclines and certain parts of the game-drive can be bumpy. Not recommended for guests with back & neck problems or pregnant ladies.
- This program is suitable for guests with walking disabilities, providing that a travel companion or spouse accompanies them. Please also note that confirmation would be strictly subject to availability of handicapped rooms at the time of booking.
- No children under 6 years of age are allowed on safari.
? This program is not fully guided. Local representatives will assist you with your transfers however, the program at the lodge and hotel is run solely and at the discretion by the lodge/hotel staff.
Land Program Step by Step: Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. The flights and timings indicated are only approximate, and are given here for general reference purposes and are subject to change.
EXTRA NIGHTS: Should you book any extra nights through the cruise line, you will be met per the flight details provided and transferred to your hotel. Note that check in time is 2:00pm. Any meals other than breakfast as well as any activities are on your own until Day 2 of the program. Kindly ensure that the cruise line has your most up to date flight details.
TBA Arrive Cape Town International Airport (according to individual flight arrival times) & transfer to your City based hotel (check-in time at 2:00pm)
Remainder of afternoon / evening at leisure
7:00am Breakfast at hotel
TBA Depart hotel for the 30 minute transfer to Cape Town International Airport
TBA Check-in for flight to Port Elizabeth
TBA Flight 1 hour & 30 minutes: Cape Town – Port Elizabeth (flights TBA and subject to change)
TBA Arrive Port Elizabeth Airport and transfer 1 ½ - 2 hours) to your safari destination
TBA Arrival at safari destination (check-in time at 2h00pm)
3:30pm Afternoon tea
4:00pm Afternoon game drive
7:30pm Return to the lodge
8:00pm Dinner at lodge
5:30am Wake-up call
6:00am Hot tea and coffee served at main lodge
6:30am Morning game drive
3:30pm Afternoon tea
4:00pm Afternoon game drive
7:30pm Return to the lodge
8:00pm Dinner at lodge
TBA Breakfast & gather belongings
11:00am Check-out time from lodge
TBA Transfer 1 ½ - 2 hours to Port Elizabeth Airport
TBA Check-in for flight to Cape Town
TBA Flight 1 hour & 30 minutes: Port Elizabeth – Cape Town (flight details TBA and subject to change)
TBA Arrive Cape Town International Airport and transfer 30 minutes to Cape Town harbor
Important Note about the flights:
Due to the volume of guests that will be taking this program, multiple flights may need to be used. Flights will not be assigned by our local ground operator until closer to the date of the program. It is essential that if you are travelling with other guests on the same program that the cruise line is aware and your booking noted of who you are travelling with. Although we cannot guarantee that you will be on the same flights, we will do what we can with the information we have at the time of assigning the flights. Once flights are assigned they will be non-changeable.
South Africa’s seasons are the reverse of those in the northern hemisphere. Midwinter is June and midsummer is December and January. The climate varies from region to region but is generally mild throughout the year. Expect it to be hot during the day and much cooler in the evenings.
What to Bring:
Light cotton tops and cotton trousers and shorts in summer. Safari trousers and warm fleece tops for evenings and cooler days. Also, bring swimwear, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, camera, film and batteries, personal toiletries and anti-malaria prophylaxis.
The monetary unit of South Africa is the Rand, divided into cents and abbreviated as R and c. Notes currently in circulation are to the value or R200, R100, R50, R20 and R10. Coins are in denominations of R5, R2, R1, 50c, 20c, 10c, and 5c. All major credit cards are accepted at most establishments, although Visa and Mastercard are the most widely accepted cards.
South Africa’s electrical system is 220/230 volts A/C 50 cycles. Most hotels have hair dryers and plug adaptors in the bedrooms.
On the flights from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth and vice versa, guests are permitted to check-in 1 piece of luggage at a maximum of 23 kg (50 lbs.) and maximum dimension of 158 cm (62 inches).
Excess luggage (up to 2 pieces of luggage per person) will be stored in Cape Town for the duration of the program and transferred to the port for embarkation. Please pack accordingly for this and limit the luggage you take on the safari to 1 piece per person.
Overweight or excess bags not stored and brought on the safari will be at the expense of the guest.
Passengers are permitted to travel with one piece of hand luggage not exceeding 8 kg (18 lbs.) and a dimension of 56 cm (22 inches) length, 36 cm (14 inches) width and 23 cm (9 inches) height. If the hand luggage does not conform to the size specified, passengers may be denied entry into the departure area or sent back to the check-in counter.
Documents and Visa Requirements:
South African Immigrations requires that you have at least two consecutive double-blank pages in your passport, or entry to the country may be denied. Passports should also be valid for more than 6 months at the time of travel. Please consult your local embassy for all of the visa requirements pertaining to South Africa.
*One night accommodation at The Southern Sun Cullinan Hotel – double room (Bed &Breakfast)
*Two night’s accommodation at an Eastern Cape Safari establishment – double room (Full Board - all meals & two game drives daily)
*Two local beverages during meals at Safari establishment
*Day 2 – 4: Transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle and local English speaking guide
*Bottled mineral water on board touring vehicle
*Domestic air ticket Cape Town - Port Elizabeth – Cape Town, including VAT & Taxes
* Excess luggage storage in Cape Town from Days 2 - 4 – maximum 2 pieces of luggage per person
*Luggage transfer from the hotel to the ship on day 3
*Porterage, allowing for a maximum of 2 pieces per person
Please Note: Guests booking their own flights (independent of the cruise line) are responsible for ensuring that the cruise line has the most current and updated arrival information, so your transfer can be arranged; however, should you book additional hotel nights independently of the cruise line, an arrival transfer is not provided.
*Personal expenses such as telephone calls; curio shop purchases; laundry, hotel incidentals etc.
*Additional beverages and meals not mentioned in the itinerary
*Tips to drivers, luggage porters, tour guides and safari guides
Please note: Land programs that encompass multiple days ashore customarily include extensive and prolonged activity, while those of shorter durations typically have more moderate activity levels. However, each program varies and participants should be prepared to negotiate a mixture of surfaces which may include: inclines, cobblestones, sand, and gravel or natural paths. There may also be a need to climb steps or stairs on occasion. Guests who utilize a wheelchair and those with mobility concerns are advised to check with the cruise line in advance to see if any portion of the tour program may not be considered suitable for their individual situation. Weather appropriate clothing; hats; sunglasses; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are generally recommended
Hotel and Land Program pricing is not combinable with FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Luxury Hotel Package. If applicable, please contact Regent Seven Seas Cruises or your travel agent for multi-night pre-cruise hotel pricing information. Land program promotions are subject to terms.