South African Magic & Manifestation

Spiritual Quest Journeys invites you to the Rainbow nation, South Africa. Experience the magnificent Cape Town area and the country’s premier game viewing wildlife reserve. Release all that no longer serves you and manifest all that you want in the future.

9 days | ZAR 46 820 per person |1 – 9 Dec 2013

Highlights include:

Understanding the intricacies of this fascinating diverse Rainbow nation –  sophisticated cities, vast majestic landscapes, natural treasures and a unique array of wildlife ~ Meditations and ceremonies ~  Fascinating cultures and local traditions ~ Explore social responsibility projects with the opportunity to give back ~ Apartment style accommodation in Cape Town ~ Sublime culinary offerings

Journey Overview:

1 Dec   Arrive O.R Tambo International Airport – Johannesburg

  • Flight transfer to Lion Sands River Lodge – Sabi Sands Reserve.
  • Three nights at Lion Sands River Lodge on a fully inclusive basis and all game viewing activities.
  • Orientation, intention setting meditation and release ceremony

4 Dec   Flight transfer from Lion Sands River Lodge to KMIA Airport

  • Scheduled flight KMIA to Cape Town International Airport
  • Private road transfer to More Quarters – Cape Town City
  • Five nights in Cape Town at More Quarters on a bed and breakfast basis

5 Dec   Full day Cape Town touring

  • Cape Town City and Table Mountain touring
  • Manifestation meditation and ceremony on Table Mountain
  • Evening at leisure

6 Dec   Full day Cape Winelands touring

  • Winelands touring
  • Evening at leisure

7 Dec   Full day Cape Point and surrounds touring

  • Cape Point and surrounds touring
  • Gratitude Meditation
  • Evening at leisure

8 Dec  Half day Cape Town and surrounds touring

  • Morning at leisure
  • Afternoon Robben Island tour
  • Closing meditation
  • Evening at leisure

9 Dec   Private road transfer to Cape Town International airport

  • Connect with outbound flights

Journey Leader:

Peta Panos, founder of Spiritual Quest Journeys, grew up in South Africa and has spent over 26 years in the tourism industry exploring every corner of Southern Africa and many destinations worldwide. Peta’s inspiration is to make the most of every day and has personally hosted many groups in South Africa. Peta’s personal quest has been to live joyously from the heart and has helped many people on their spiritual paths over the years. As a Reiki Master, spiritual counselor, clairsentient and conscious world traveler with a light fun loving approach, Peta effortlessly empowers and assists people to step into their own truth, release the past and to open their hearts to conscious soul living and manifesting the life of their dreams.

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1 – Sun, 1 Dec

On arrival at O.R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, you will be met on arrival and assisted through check in for your light aircraft flight transfer to Lion Sands Game Reserve, where you spend three nights on a fully inclusive basis. Energy work here will include an orientation in day to day energetic practices; grounding and intention setting meditations and a release ceremony.

This international award-winning private game reserve is located in some of the finest territory of the world famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve. It stretches for kilometres along the perennial Sabie River, which forms its natural boundary with the Kruger National Park. The Lion Sands Game Reserve is private and exclusive to Lion Sands guests only which ensures the safari experience is highly personalised, allowing guests the time and flexibility to savour the natural beauty which abounds.

River Lodge is the soul of Lion Sands and has been built on the banks of the Sabie River, positioned on a site with trees dating back 800 years. Facing due east, the lodge catches the sun as it rises over the Kruger National Park. Hosted by a family of staff that make it feel like home away from home, the lodge is about spirit, warmth and nature. Here you are invited to relax and experience African hospitality at its finest.

The rooms at River Lodge offer respite and protection from the Lowveld heat. The interior is a tranquil cream and beige haven, cool in the summer, cosy in the winter. The bathroom, with its tranquil look and pebble-inlaid floors complements the bushveld well. There are 18 luxurious thatched bedrooms with en-suite bathroom, outdoor and inside shower, and a wooden viewing deck. The bedroom area is air-conditioned with an overhead fan. The rooms are linked to all areas by raised wooden walkways.

The public areas at River Lodge offers guests the following: a private lounge and bar with fireplace, an outdoor safari lounge, two swimming pools (heated in winter), wooden viewing decks, a secluded bird hide, a magnificent River Island Deck built on the river, a conference room, Lalamuka Health Spa & Gymnasium, curio shop and both an indoor dining area and open-air boma.

Lion Sands has 10 kilometres of Sabie River frontage with a high concentration of game around the river especially during the dry seasons. It provides a great diversity of general fauna and flora and affords unique activities based around the river, hides and fishing. The diverse habitats in this area encourage an incredible array of wildlife, including the Big Five.

There is a wide choice of activities available to you. The main activities are morning and evening game drives in open 4 x 4 safari vehicles and guided morning bush walks. Additional activities include bush breakfasts, fishing, wildlife lectures, picnic lunches, hippopotamus tour, bush dinners, astronomy and full-moon walks.

Day 4 – Wed 4th Dec

Flight transfer from Lion Sands River Lodge to KMIA Airport in Nelspruit, in time to meet your scheduled flight to Cape Town.

On arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you will be met and transferred to the More Quarters Hotel, where you will spend the next five nights on a bed and breakfast basis.

More Quarters is located in a quiet cul-de-sac, amongst the popular restaurants, street cafes and stylish boutiques of vibrant Kloof Street, in the city centre.  It is the perfect combination of apartment living with the service and hospitality of a hotel. The modern contemporary apartments are stylishly designed, secure, and feature fully equipped kitchens. Access to Cape Town’s attractions is easy: Table Mountain is at your doorstep, Lions Head is a stone’s throw away and the beautiful beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay are just over Kloofnek – the opportunities are endless! For those nights where you want to stay close to the apartments, there are numerous delightful and trendy restaurants within walking distance.

Situated at the foot of Table Mountain, in the heart of Cape Town’s working harbor, the V&A Waterfront offers the visitor an abundance of unforgettable experiences. Indoor shopping and entertainment venues seamlessly merge with ocean vistas and mountain views and the fresh sea breeze and warm African sun add zest to a cosmopolitan, vibrant atmosphere. More than 80 restaurants bring a fusion of international food, from rustic al fresco fish and chips to fine dining cuisine.

Day 5 – Thurs 5 Dec

Full Day Cape Town City & Table Mountain Tour including: The Castle of Good Hope, built between 1666 and 1679, is the oldest surviving colonial building in South Africa; Grande Parade, an historically significant public square in the city – this is where Nelson Mandela addressed the nation on his release from prison in 1990. The Company Gardens, a large public park and botanical garden set in the heart of Cape Town, originally established in the 17th century – a number of significant buildings can be seen, including the South Africa Museum; Greenmarket Square – one of Cape Town’s oldest markets, set on a cobbled square; The Malay Quarter or Bo Kaap, which sprawls along the slopes of Signal Hill, presents a scenario of enduring historic and cultural significance; Table Mountain – a five minute ride on the revolving cable car to the top of the mountain, 1036 meters above sea level – the perfect location for our manifestation ceremony; Monkeybiz and Streetwires – Two enterprises that focus on socially responsible economic empowerment offering beautifully crafted bead & wire products.

Day 6 – Fri 6 Dec

Full Day Cape Winelands Tour including the wine making regions of: Stellenbosch, South Africa’s second oldest town, with its tree-lined streets, historical architecture, alfresco cafes and gorgeous boutiques; Franschoek Valley, the food and wine heartland of the country, nestled between towering mountains with spectacular scenery; Paarl, the headquarters of the wine industry. The tour offers a number of wine tastings at various estates and lunch at one of the many Cape Dutch homesteads along the way – the perfect day to relax and integrate all you have achieved so far on the journey.

Day 7 – Sat 7 Dec

Full Day Cape Point Tour including: A scenic drive along a dramatic and breathtaking coast past Sea Point, Bantry Bay, Clifton, Camps Bay; Hout Bay, once a fishing community, and now a popular residential area situated around a harbour; the world-renowned 600m Chapman’s Peak Drive; Gratitude meditation on the beach; lunch prepared by renowned chef – Bruce Robertson, in his home; Cape Point in the ruggedly beautiful Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, home to the unique Cape Fynbos vegetation and its prolific bird and wild life such as the Cape Mountain Zebra, Bontebok, Ostrich and Baboon; the historical naval village of Simons Town; the Jackass Penguin Colonies of Boulders Beach; Kalk Bay fishing harbour and the quaint villages of St James and Muizenburg; magnificent Kirstenbosch Gardens, one of the finest indigenous gardens in Africa that nestles at the foot of Table Mountain.

Day 8 – Sun 8 Dec

Enjoy a morning at leisure.

Afternoon Tour of Robben Island. Robben Island is reached by ferry from Nelson Mandela Gateway at the V & A Waterfront. A fully guided tour of South Africa’s famous World Heritage Site, Robben Island where we will do our closing meditation. Walk in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela, tour the island’s rich fauna and flora treasures, visit the lime quarry and see the village where former warders lived.

Day 9 – Mon 9 Dec

Private transfer from More Quarters to Cape Town International Airport to connect to outbound flights.

   

Included in the tour price:

  • Flight transfer from Johannesburg International Airport to Lion Sands
  • Lion Sands River Lodge for 3 nights Inclusive of Luxury accommodation in Superior Luxury Rooms
  • At Lion Sands –  Three meals per day; Teas/coffees; Soft drinks, local brand beers and spirits & house wines; Two game drives daily with FGASA qualified ranger & tracker; Game drive refreshments & snacks; Specified inclusive safari activities.
  • Flight transfer from Lions Sands to KMIA in Nelspruit
  • Scheduled flight from KMIA to Cape Town International Airport
  • Return road transfer from Cape Town International Airport to More Quarters
  • More Quarters for five nights on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Touring including entrance fees as specified in the itinerary
  • A lunch with celebrity Chef Bruce Robertson including wine pairing
  • A lunch in the Winelands including wine and soft drinks
  • All meditations and ceremonies

Please note that accommodation is on a twin/double shared basis. The single room supplement is ZAR 10 734 and subject to availability.

Excluded in the tour price:

  • International and domestic flights not specified
  • Meals and drinks other than specified
  • Activities other than specified
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities
  • Cancellation, travel, baggage and medical insurance
  • Visa fees where relevant for entry into South Africa

Terms and Conditions:

A full list of Spiritual Quest Journeys terms and conditions is available on the Terms and Conditions page of www.spiritualquestjourneys.com Specific terms and conditions relating to this tour, are as follows:

  • To secure your space, a deposit of ZAR (South African rands) 20 000 is due at time of reservation. The full tour cost is due by the 1st Sept 2013. For all bookings received after 1st Sept, full payment will be due at time of booking.
  • To ensure comfort and enjoyment, this tour accommodates a maximum of 8 pax. Please note that we require minimum numbers for this tour to operate. Should the minimum number of participants not be reached, we will re-cost the journey based on the number of confirmed guests or, if possible, tailor make an itinerary best suited to your requirements. If confirmed participants choose not to accept the new costing or tailor made alternative, the journey will be cancelled and a full refund of the payment received will be given.
  • The tour has been costed in South African Rands (ZAR) as all expenses are in same. This protects our clients from currency fluctuations and hedged conversion rates. Actual bank rates on the day of payment will apply.
  • Payment may be made by direct bank transfer or by credit card via PayPal. Credit card payments via PayPal will be subject to a 4% admin fee.
  • Cancellations after payment of the deposit or balance are subject to the following penalties:
  • Up to 60 days prior to departure, client deposit will be refunded subject to an admin fee of ZAR 2000.
  • Should a cancellation be received between 59 – 0 days prior to the arrival date, 100% cancellation penalty would be charged. The relevant cancellation policy applies should the guest fail to join or start their journey for any reason, including airline delays or missed connections. Please ensure adequate travel insurance is in place for this eventuality.
  • Individuals are responsible for their own personal comprehensive medical, travel, cancellation, curtailment and default, baggage and flight insurance for the duration of their trip. Personal items, such as jackets, cameras, purses or daypacks are the sole responsibility of the owner. Due to the remote areas in which we operate, it is vital that all guests are covered for emergencies and other unforeseen circumstances. We cannot be held responsible for any guest travelling without insurance. We strongly recommend tour participants take out personal travel insurance. If assistance is required, please click on Travel Insurance under Your Journey on this website.
  • The price quoted is subject to change in the event of any unforeseen increases in fuel costs including currency fluctuations (relevant to aircraft or transfer services) and/or Government levies/taxes.
  • The above itinerary may include camps/lodges that are situated in Malaria areas. Please consult a general practitioner, pharmacist or travel clinic, and establish what precautions will be required. Please also discuss all other travel related medical questions with your general practitioner prior to travel.