Journey with Jonathan in South Africa

October 9 - 18, 2019


the Itinerary

(Note: events and sequence may change subject to weather and other factors.) 

 Day 1 -- Arrival in Cape Town


You will be met off your flight at Cape Town International Airport by a member of our JB Safari team and transferred to your luxury hotel in the heart of Cape Town.

(Option to arrive earlier than Day 1 to acclimate and enjoy other excursion options.)

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Special Welcome Dinner together as a group.

(Dinner and transfers included, drinks are on own account)


Overnight stay at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis.


Day 2 -- Excursion with Jonathan


Early morning Ferry ride across Table Bay to visit Robben Island.

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. Scenic tour of the Island to enjoy
breathtaking views across the bay. Lunch will be provided where we sample the local Cape foods.



Group Dinner at a surprise location.



Overnight stay at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis.


Day 3 -- Visit Jonathan's Special Places


You will be met at the hotel by the group's personal tour guide and be taken by luxury coach on a full tour of the beautiful Cape Peninsula.


Highlights of the trip is a visit to Cape Point Nature Reserve, the most south westerly point in Africa.

Lunch on tour and all entrance fees Included

Evening at own leisure.

Dinner on own account.


Overnight stay at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis.



Day 4  -- A day's excursion with Jonathan


Together with Host, Jonathan Butler a full day's excursion planned.

A cultural and personal experience with Jonathan Together with Host, Jonathan Butler we visit the local township of Langa, the oldest in South Africa and then onto the town of Athlone, JB’s place of birth and where he spent his teen years as a young rising star coming to grips with the struggles of apartheid and poverty. Share JB’s story as we walk the very streets it all happened for him.


Enjoy a few hours down time in the afternoon. Dinner on own or if Group wants to dine together we can make these arrangements (own account)

Dinner on own account


Overnight stay at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis.


Day 5 -- Visit Jonathan’s home town and Cape Winelands


Set out on a scenic drive to the heart of the Cape Winelands to enjoy the wines and ambiance of the wine growing regions.
Visiting some of Jonathan’s favorite wineries and places to enjoy lunch.

Dinner enjoyed with the group (Dinner Included, drinks own account)


Overnight stay at Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis.


Day 6 -- Free Day (or alternative weather day for any missed excursion due to inclement weather)


Enjoy the last day in Cape Town to get in some last minute shopping. Or a chance to make up for any missed excursions.   

Day 7 -- On Safari


Today we head north on Safari. Transfer to Cape Town Airport by flight to your private game reserve. Once settled in, you enjoy a late afternoon
drive spotting wild animals in their natural habitat as mother nature intended. Enjoy varied activities and relaxation together with a full board of sumptuous meals exquisitely prepared by the Private Game Lodge's chefs.

Lunch and Dinner Included plus safari drive.


Overnight in your suite at your private Game Reserve


Day 8 -- On Safari


Another day dawns and with the prospect of some more excellent game sightings as you head out for your morning Game Safari Drive . Enjoy varied activities and relaxation together with a full board of sumptuous meals exquisitely prepared by the Private Game Lodge's chefs. An early evening night drive catches the nocturnal animals in view. A perfect day ends around the lodge "boma" sharing story and song with Jonathan.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included plus safari drives.


Overnight in your suite at your private Game Reserve


Day 9 -- On Safari


By now you really getting into the excellent game sightings and sharing stories of the day's activities over shared meals together. Two full Safari Drives including a sunset celebration. Another perfect day in the African wilderness ends around the lodge campfire.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included plus safari drives.


Overnight in your suite at your private Game Reserve


Day 10 -- On Safari and Farewell to South Africa


An early rise to catch the morning dew on the high veld to awaken and bid farewell to the wild inhabitants of the reserve as you complete one last round of game drives before heading back for a hearty breakfast at base camp. Alas the last day on Safari draws to a close as we fly you back to Johannesburg International Airport. A fond farewell sends you off with the anticipation of your next visit.

Breakfast Included plus last safari drive and transfer to Airport.