Trip of the Day: Micato: South African Family Holiday Safari
Micato’s South African Family Holiday Safari offers the promise of many priceless moments and memories, combining the thrill of game drives in the bush, special holiday feasts, fireworks overlooking Table Bay, and insider access to a Cape Town New Year’s Day tradition, the Cape Town Minstrels’ Carnival.
Micato: South African Family Holiday Safari
Highlights of the 11-day journey include a 4-day visit to the Sabi Sand Game Reserve with accommodations at one of Singita’s exquisite and award-winning lodges, where game-viewing is among the best in Africa, offering excellent chances to spy the “Big Five” — elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard — as well as six species of cats, twenty species of antelope, and more. Other special features include a Christmas Eve visit from Father Christmas, followed by an elaborate and festive Christmas Day barbecue in the bush; five nights at the newly refashioned Cape Grace Hotel, proudly situated in the iconic center of Cape Town’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, on its very own private quay; a tour of the Cape Winelands, with a gourmet luncheon and sampling of the many varietals and vintages for which the region is famous; a full-day tour of the Cape Peninsula, with a visit to Boulders Beach to view the African penguins; a picnic dinner and New Year’s Eve concert at Cape Town’s Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, featuring renowned musical artists from around the globe; a behind-the-scenes look at the preparations of one of the minstrel troupes that will march in the annual Cape Town Minstrels’ Carnival New Year’s Day competition; and the opportunity to march with a minstrel troupe to Greenpoint Stadium to watch more than 13,000 minstrels, all in colorful costume, compete for the title of best minstrel troupe.
South African Family Holiday Safari: Dec. 22-Jan. 1; from $13,995.