Exclusive 6-night Familiarization Trip with Mantis
18 February - 24 February, 2024
Join us for an exclusive 6-night journey through the breathtaking landscapes and world-class hospitality of South Africa. This remarkable familiarization trip is your chance to experience the Mantis Collection’s signature blend of luxury, local authenticity, and conservation commitment.
From February 18 – 24, 2024, immerse yourself in the breathtaking landscapes and rich cultures of this extraordinary region.
Participation fee: $999pp USD based on single occupancy.
Cape Grace discounted add-on rate is $250 per night bed & breakfast rate in a Fairmont Room based on single occupancy
- 1 Night at Vivari Hotel & Spa by Mantis* in Johannesburg.
- 2 Nights at Pearl Valley Hotel* in the Winelands.
- 2 Nights at Founders Lodge* in the Eastern Cape.
- 1 Night at No5 by Mantis* in Port Elizabeth.
- All domestic flights and ground transfers.
- Daily activities, including two guided adventures.
- Enjoy all meals and non-alcoholic beverages throughout your stay.
*Includes accommodations (single occupancy), 2 activities per day, national park fees, all meals and non-alcoholic beverages
- International flight into Johannesburg (OR Tambo) on February 18th and out of Port Elizabeth on February 24th.
- Visa fees, travel insurance, and personal expenses
- Staff gratuities and any additional discounted nights at Cape Grace or other Mantis Collection properties.
Day 1 (Feb 18): Arrival in Johannesburg
- Welcome to South Africa! Arrive from the US or Cape Grace*.
- Airport transfer from OR Tambo.
- Kick off your adventure with a sumptuous dinner at Vivari Hotel & Spa by Mantis (1 night).
Day 2 (Feb 19): Johannesburg Exploration
- Indulge with a relaxing spa treatment at Vivari.
- Choose between a visit to a local Lion Park or a tour of the Cradle of Humankind.
- Evening flight from Lanseria Airport to Cape Town.
- Ground transfer to Pearl Valley Hotel by Mantis (2 nights).
Day 4 (Feb 21): Cape Town to Eastern Cape
- Begin the day with a site visit at Cape Grace and Pullman.
- Airport transfer for a flight from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth.
- Ground transfer to Mantis Founders Lodge (2 nights).
Day 5 (Feb 22): Founders Lodge Adventure
- Immerse yourself in the beauty and wildlife of the Eastern Cape with a thrilling activity.
- Spend another night at Founders Lodge.
Day 6 (Feb 23): Port Elizabeth Exploration
- Ground transfer from Founders Lodge to No5 by Mantis (1 night).
- Discover the local culture and cuisine of Port Elizabeth.
Day 7 (Feb 24): Departure
- Conclude your South African journey with a ground transfer to Port Elizabeth, ready to continue your travels or return home.