JEK TRAVELS

JEK TRAVELS LLC

SOUTH AFRICA

Nov 7, 2025 to Nov 15, 2025
JOHANNESBURG; CAPE TOWN
 
 
 
WE'RE HEADING TO THE MOTHERLAND
JOHANNESBURG; CAPETOWN, AFRICA
 
The exquisite beauty, rich history and modern-day elegance of South Africa makes it one of the most sought out exciting destinations to visit. Global cities such as Cape Town awaits for you to explore. You can commune with nature Table Mountain and visit to Robben Island. You can even visit lush Cape Winelands and iconic Dutch settlements. More than anything, you can lose yourself in a world few get to see and you can appreciate it on so many levels. It’s a thrill for us to introduce you to the cities, wildlife and charm of South Africa via this safari.
 
Arrival Date: November 8, 2025
Departure Date: November 15, 2025
 
 
JOHANNESBURG AND CAPETOWN ITINERARY
 
 
 
DAY 1: JOHANNESBURG

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2025

 

On arrival at Johannesburg airport you will be met and transferred to Southern Sun Katherine Street for overnight the next two nights in a standard room.

 

DAY 2: JOHANNESBURG (BL)

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2025

 

Breakfast at the hotel.

  

Today you will be taken on a tour of Kliptown open air museum and Soweto.  You know the name. It's a legend. SOWETO, acronym for South Western Township, is home to over 2 million people, who, despite living in crowded and chaotic conditions, have a tangible sense of community, one which ironically, the ordered, walled, elitist northern suburbs lack.

 

Inside Soweto, you will visit the Hector Pieterson Museum and discover the cause of the tragic riots which led to his death.  Photo stop at Mandela House (entrance optional and own account). Your journey continues to Regina Mundi Church, site of many secret underground meetings of the then banned political parties. Soweto is unlike a suburb you've ever seen or been to, yet the history of struggle encapsulated here is a cornerstone of the South African story.

 

Lunch is included at Sakhumzi’s restaurant.  After lunch visit The Apartheid Museum, the first of its kind, illustrates the rise and fall of apartheid.  The museum is a superb example of design, space and landscape offering the international community a unique South African experience.  The exhibits have been assembled and organised by a multi-disciplinary team of curators, film-makers, historians and designers. They include provocative film footage, photographs, text panels and artefacts illustrating the events and human stories that are part of the epic saga, known as apartheid.  A series of 22 individual exhibition areas takes the visitor through a dramatic emotional journey that tells a story of a state-sanctioned system based on racial discrimination and the struggle of the majority to overthrow this tyranny.  For anyone wanting to understand and experience what apartheid South Africa was really like, a visit to the Apartheid Museum is fundamental.  The museum is a beacon of hope showing the world how South Africa is coming to terms with its oppressive past and working towards a future that all South Africans can call their own.

 

Return to your hotel and overnight

 
DAY 3: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK (BD)
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2025

 

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Johannesburg airport in time for your flight to Kruger Mpumalanga airport (flight not included).  On arrival you will be met and transferred to the Kruger Gate Hotel for overnight the next 2 nights in a guest room.  Dinner is included tonight.

 

Our lodge-style hotel, with soaring walkways and treetop ambiance, uniquely offers classic Big 5 safaris in the Kruger National Park with all the comforts of an upmarket 4-star hotel experience. Your adventures into the pristine wilderness will be perfectly balanced by the hotel’s contemporary relaxation options. Set in a tranquil riverine woodland of immense African trees, there is a range of elegant accommodation from standard to large guest rooms, and from the executive to presidential suites. With refined Africa-inspired décor, all rooms have en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, free wi-fi and in-room dining. Special highlights of your stay will include game-viewing from the Pool Bar with its stunning infinity pool; luxurious care at the beautifully appointed Spa and sumptuous dining in the glow of stars and wood fires in the outdoor Lapa.

 
DAY 4: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK (BD)
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2025

 

Full day open-vehicle game drive in Kruger Park.  Lunch in the park – own account.

 

Encompassing nearly two million hectares and fourteen different ecosystems, Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa and a highlight of a South Africa vacation and is located in the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga in northeastern South Africa.  Although areas of Kruger (named for former South African Republic president Paul Kruger) have been protected since 1898, it officially became South Africa’s first national park in 1926. Today, Kruger is run by the South African National Parks (SANP) and is considered by many to be one of the best managed national parks in Africa.

 

The main goals of Kruger National Park are wildlife, conservation, education and tourism. On South Africa safaris, the park boasts “the Big Five”, the lion, the African elephant, the Cape buffalo, the leopard and the rhinoceros. The term “Big Five” was coined by big game hunters regarding the five most difficult animals in Africa to hunt on foot.

 

Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

 
DAY 5: ARRIVE IN CAPE TOWN (BD)
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2025

 

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport in time for your flight to Cape Town (flight not included).   On arrival at Cape Town airport you will be met and transferred to the Commodore hotel for overnight the next three nights, on a bed and breakfast basis in a standard room.   Tonight you will have return transfers and dinner at Golds with interactive drumming.

 

With its majestic Table Mountain backdrop, Cape Town is one of the most beautiful and exciting cities in the world; an eclectic mix of architectural styles reflects the tastes and dictates of the past and the more functional demands of the 20th Century. Cobblestone streets, mosques and the flat roofed pastel homes of the Malay quarter enhance a cosmopolitan ambience and in a recent development, the restoration of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront evokes images of the seafaring activities of the 19th century. At the end of the day, gourmets and lovers of sophisticated entertainment have a treat in store as the choice for your evening's repast is vast.

 
DAY 6: CAPE TOWN (B)
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2025

 

Breakfast at the hotel.  This morning you will meet your guide and walk to the ferry terminal at the V&A waterfront.  Your Robben Island tour will start at 9:00am (weather dependent).  The standard tour to Robben Island is 3.5 hours long, including the two half-hour ferry rides.  Please note that Robben Island has implemented a new procedure for all passengers booked on the Robben Island tour.  Guests are required to show proof of passport/ ID and fill out an indemnity form before boarding the vessel to Robben Island.  They may bring copies of Identification should they wish to rather keep the original at the hotel.

 

From the 17th to the 20th centuries, Robben Island served as a place of banishment, isolation and imprisonment. Today it is a World Heritage Site and museum, a poignant reminder to the newly democratic South Africa of the price paid for freedom.  It is important for all visitors to experience all phases of the Island, to realize that the Island is a place of pain and a place of triumph and victory. The island tour discusses these themes as well as the detention and isolation of insane females, people with leprosy and prisoners, including African chiefs in the 1800’s. The Prison tour depicts the lives of political prisoners detained from the 1960’s to 1991. Former Robben Island prisoners conduct the tour.

 

The Robben Island Tour includes:  A return boat trip across Table Bay, a visit to the infamous Maximum Security Prison, interaction with an ex-political prisoner, a 45-minute bus ride with a guide providing commentary, the opportunity to explore the Murray's Bay Harbour precinct attractions, such as the Muslim shrine, or kramat, and the Museum Shop.

 

Return to the Waterfront for lunch own account.  After lunch transfer to the Table Mountain cableway for a wonderful view of the city.  The Table Mountain ticket is included (weather dependent).  After visit The Castle and Company’s Garden.  Drive by Parliament, City Hall and Slave Lodge.  Drive through Bo Kaap, and the Malay Quarter.  Return to your hotel for overnight.

 
DAY 7: CAPE TOWN (B)
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2025

 

What is the best feature of the Cape Winelands? It’s true that it is renowned for its crisp white and classic French-style red wines, but it also has a stunning wealth of natural rustic beauty with vast estates shaded from the African sunshine by giant oak trees and towering mountains overlooking lush valleys. On this full day tour we will visit Franschhoek for a walking tour of the town.  Enjoy a cellar tour and wine tasting at a Franschhoek wine estate.  Transfer to a Stellenbosch wine estate for wine tasting.  Lunch own account.

 

You will have a Stellenbosch orientation tour and return to Cape Town for overnight.

 
DAY 8: DEPART (B)
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2025

 

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Cape Town airport in time for your flight home.

 

 
 
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN YOUR PACKAGE:
 
  • 8 Day Stay in Africa
  • Roundtrip Airport Transfers 
  • 7 Breakfast; 1 Lunch; 3 Dinner
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Tour Kliptown Open Air Museum
  • Visit Hector Pieterson Museum
  • Stop at Mandela House
  • Visit Kruger National Park
  • Table Top Mountain
  • Robben Island Tour
  • Cape Winelands
  • Explore Murray Bay Harbor
  • Visit Apartheid Museum
  • Visit World Heritage Site
  • Drive By Parliament, City Hall
  • Visit Franschhoek
  • Plus More...
 

 

 

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:

  • Airfare To Africa (Tambo Airport (JNB)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Items
  • Meals Except Where Noted
  • Beverages During Meals
  • Gratuities For Tour Guide (suggest $3-5 per day)
  • Gratuities For Driver (suggest $3-$5 per day)
  • Gratuities For Waiters/Waitress (suggest $1-$2 per person)
  • Changes In Government Local Taxes
  • Visa/Passport Handling Fees
 
 

 

FAQs

1. WHEN WILL I RECEIVE MY TRAVEL DOCUMENTS?

Travel documents will be sent 30 days before trip departure.

2. IS THERE A PAYMENT PLAN AVAILABLE?

There is a monthly payment schedule until final payment.

3. WHEN IS THE DEADLINE?

All packages must be paid in full by Jan 3, 2025 or pay an additional $200 late fee per person. This event is on a first come first serve basis and may sell out before the actual date. (if you’re on the auto-payment plan, you have nothing to worry about!)

4. CAN I CHANGE MY PACKAGE?

Yes, you can adjust your package if you want to add or subtract people or add additional days to your package. Any changes are subject to a $150 change fee.

All packages are non-refundable due to contractual obligations unless travel insurance is purchased. Travel Insurance is available for an additional cost per person. Refunds will not be provided due to a roommate’s cancellation. It is your responsibility to find a replacement for your package and provide replacement information via email. We offer flexible monthly payments as a courtesy. To purchase Travel Insurance, click here!

5. IS THE FLIGHT INCLUDED?

AIRFARE

Airfare is not included, but we will be looking at group airfare departing from Dulles (IAD). You will be solely responsible to obtain your flight to and from  Johannesburg and Cape Town. If you miss your flight, it is your responsibility to reach out to JEK Travels to let us know that you are still arriving, or it will be assumed that you are forfeiting your room. JEK Travels is not responsible for any changes in flights or cancellations. All deposits and payments are non-refundable due to hotel and transportation contractual obligations unless travel insurance is bought.

6. WHAT IS THE NEAREST AIRPORT?

We will be flying into Johannesburg Tambo Airport (JNB). We  will be flying out of Cape Town International Airport (CPT) is the primary airport serving the city of Cape Town and is the second-busiest airport in South Africa and the third-busiest in Africa.

7. CAN I BOOK SEPARATELY?

Unfortunately, not. Our events are private and will require wristbands which are included in the package automatically.

8. IS THE HOTEL ALL-INCLUSIVE?

Breakfast will be included as well as all of the events, however, the hotel will not be all-inclusive.

9. DO I NEED A PASSPORT?

Yes!

10. CAN I ADD ADDITIONAL PEOPLE TO MY ROOM LATER?

Yes, and we will adjust your rate. You have until the deadline to make room changes.

11. WHAT HAPPENS IF MY ROOMMATE CANCELS?

If the roommate you selected cancels, your rate will adjust to the revised (single person) rate or you can replace them.  Any cancellations within 60 days of the event are your responsibility.

12. WHAT HAPPENS IF THERE IS INCLEMENT WEATHER?

It is recommended that you get event insurance that protects against travel and weather issues.

13. WHERE WILL WE BE STAYING!?

A 5-star hotel. We provide details on the resort/hotel 30 days before the trip in your trip documents.

14. ROOMMATES

Roommates must declare occupancy of single, double. If  your  roommate cancels and is not replaced, the rate will be revised to the proper occupancy or you find another  roommate. Reminder: ALL PRICES ARE LISTED PER PERSON

 

 

CANCELLATION POLICY:

All payments are NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE. Travel insurance is HIGHLY recommended.

 

MAKING RESERVATION

  • All prices are based on the exchange rate in effect at the time of price quotation. In the event the US dollar devalues, JEK Travels LLC reserves the right to increase prices accordingly. Your final invoice will reflect increases resulting from currency devaluation.
  • When making your reservations, you can choose to pay in full or make monthly payments.
  • If you choose monthly payments, you will receive monthly invoices when your payment is due.
  • Full travel documents will be sent via email 30 days in advance.

 

REFUND POLICY

  • Making reservations for this package signifies your acceptance of our terms and conditions.
  • Payments made to JEK Travels are non refundable. This is because JEK Travels has contractual agreements with hotels, airlines  and other vendors that will not allow us to obtain any refunds. This way we can keep our package prices low and allow you to   make monthly payments on your vacation.
  • Missing a vacation is bad enough. Losing the money you paid for your vacation is even worse; therefore, we recommend Travel  Insurance that helps provide coverage for Trip Cancellation, Trip Delay, Loss of Baggage, Medical Care, plus more.

 

AUTOMATIC BILLING PLAN

  • You have the option to enroll in our automatic billing and remain stress free knowing that your future payments will be made automatically.
  • When you book, your invoice will show the calculations evenly divided for you. The automatic billing plan will show the dates that your payments will automatically be processed in advance every month. 
  • Your initial deposit is due at the time of booking, and your future payments will be charged according to the schedule you see on your invoice. Automatic billing is available at no charge, you will need to select the box for automatic billing.
 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  • Please be sure that you have read our Terms & Conditions.
  • Due to strict contractual obligations, all payments are NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE
  • Travel insurance is not included in this package, however we highly recommend it. We will be happy to provide you with information quote to obtain insurance. You are not obligated to use the company we recommend. 
  • All payments must be made on time to maintain your reservation.
  • Payments not received within 5 calendar days of the due date each month will incur an automatic $35.00 late fee. If the late fee and payment are not received within 2 days thereafter, the reservation will be cancelled, and all payments will be forfeited.
  • There will be a $200.00 reinstatement fee if your reservation is cancelled. If all amounts are not received within 14 days of cancellation, the reservation will be permanently cancelled, and all payments will be forfeited.
  • We understand that obstacles arise. Therefore, you will be permitted one request for late payment. Any late payment requests must be submitted in writing. No more than one late payment will be permitted.
  • Any reservations not paid in full by the final payment date will be cancelled and all monies forfeited. THERE ARE NO FINAL PAYMENT EXTENSIONS.
  • Passengers are responsible for ensuring that they have the proper travel documents. Passports are required to be valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel.
  • Passengers are required to have at least one, entirely blank (unstamped) visa page (i.e. one side of such a page not front and back thereof) in their passport, each time entry is sought into the South Africa (JNB). This page is in addition to the endorsement/amendment pages at the back of the passport. 
  • A VISA is NOT required for travel to JNB for US Citizens visiting 90 days or less.
  • Reservations must be made in your FULL NAME as it appears on your passport. Any name corrections due incorrect submissions will incur a $50.00 change fee.
  • Seat assignments are at the discretion of airlines and are not guaranteed.
 
OCCUPANCY RATE DESCRIPTION:
Single Occupancy - this means it's only one person staying the room.  Select this rate if you DO NOT have a roommate.
Double Occupancy - this mean it's two people staying in the same room.  Select this rate if you have one roommate.  Each of you will have to pay the rate that is listed.
 
 
Steps on How to Book:
  • Click Book Now based on which room category you want
  • On the next screen, it will ask for the number of travelers (in the drop down box, choose the number of people you are paying your deposit for)
  • On the far right, it will tell you the overall cost of your trip package, then click continue to traveler
  • On the next screen, it will say enter traveler details
  • If you are booking for you and your roommate, enter all the details for your roommate 
  • Then proceed to making the payment
 
If you have any questions on how to book, please call (866) 313-4170 or email customerservice@jektravelsllc.com
 

Available Packages

Single Occupancy | Southern Africa Package Nov 7-15, 2025 | All Payments Non-Refundable and Non-Transferable
Available until May 31, 2024

$4,575.00
Deposit: $300.00 per person

Land package only

SELECT THIS OPTION IF YOU DON'T HAVE A ROOMMATE

Double Occupancy I have A Roommate | Southern Africa Package Nov 7-15, 2025 | All Payments Non-Refundable and Non-Transferable
Available until May 31, 2024

$3,575.00
Deposit: $300.00 per person

Land package only.

SELECT THIS OPTION IF YOU HAVE A ROOMMATE