Go BIG with EO Dallas

2018: EO Dallas Retreat - Africa

EO Dallas is going big in 2018. A once-in-a-lifetime trip to South Africa and Victoria Falls and we want you along for the journey that you will never forget.

Standard Trip: April 4-10, 2018

Extended Trip: April 10-12, 2018

Arrival and departure flights to Cape Town and Johannesburg connecting to Dallas are NOT included in the fee. You will fly into Cape Town and out of Joannesburg. 

  • Arrival: Book flights from DFW departing on April 2 so you can arrive into Cape Town by April 4.
  • Departure: You can book a ticket from Joannesburg to Cape Town, then from Cape Town to DFW. A few operators offer direct flights from Johannesburg to DFW, but this is not considered a round-trip if you originally fly into Cape Town.

Max: 20 guests
Waitlist will accept: 10 guests

Location: South Africa and Zimbabwe

Cape Town, Wineries, Safari only April 4-10, 2018 = $3,399 per person* 
Full itinerary including Victoria Falls April 4-12, 2018 = $4,199 per person*
 
*There may be additional charges if single occupancy is desired.

We are working hard to create those unique EO only events and experiences that you remember forever. Stay tuned, but don’t wait to register; this will fill up fast. Registrations accepted until January 31, 2018.

This is an exclusive trip, limited to no more than 20 spots. If you would like to share a double-occupancy space and get the double-occupancy rate but do not have a guest accompanying you, please let us know. We will do our best to pair up those seeking double-occupancy. Registration rates will be adjusted when pairs are made.**

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Planned Itinerary

Planned Itinerary At a Glance
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*Most people will need to leave from DFW on April 2 to arrive by April 4 in Cape Town. Upon return, you will need to book a flight from Johannesburg back to DFW (may have connecting flight). Please book flights carefully. 

DAY 1: April 4, 2018
CAPE TOWN

  • Arrivals
  • Transfer to Hotel The Victoria & Alfred Hotel for Double Mountain Facing Room

DAY 2: April 5, 2018
CAPE TOWN

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Full Day City and Table Mountain Tour

DAY 3: April 6, 2018
CAPE TOWN

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Cape Town Winelands Tour

DAY 4: April 7, 2018
CAPE POINT, SOUTH AFRICA

  • Explore amazing Cape Point

DAY 5: April 8, 2018
CAPE TOWN – PILANESBERG GAME RESERVE, SOUTH AFRICA

  • Road Transfer from Airport to Lodge
  • Flight from Cape Town to Sun City
  • Shepherd’s Tree Lodge

DAY 6: April 9, 2018
PILANESBERG GAME RESERVE, SOUTH AFRICA

  • Safari Activities in Pilanesberg Game Reserve
  • Sundowners in the Bush

DAY 7: April 10, 2018
END OF STANDARD TRIP – Departures from Johannesburg to DFW. Book flights carefully!
BEGINNING OF EXTENDED TRIP – Departures from 
JOHANNESBURG to VICTORIA FALLS. We will book for you. 

  • Settle into Victoria Falls Hotel
  • Sunset cruise along Zambezi River

DAY 8: April 11, 2018
VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE

  • Tour of the Falls

DAY 9: April 12, 2018
VICTORIA FALLS – JOHANNESBURG

  • Transfer from hotel to airport Victoria Falls (VFA) – Johannesburg (JNB) 1:30-2:05 P.M. | South African Airways, Economy
  • Book return flights from Johannesburg to DFW. Book carefully!

Please let us know if you wish to move on to other destinations in the Africa region. Our tour operator is willing to help make those plans if you would like. 

Day 1: Wednesday, April 4, 2018 – Cape Town

Today your exciting trip will begin. Please make your way to the airport in good time for your flight.
Upon arrival at the airport you will be met by one of our representatives and privately transferred to your hotel.
Once everyone has arrived there will be a welcome dinner. For those arriving in the day, our tour operator can arrange for excursions and activities accordingly.

About the Accommodations: 
The stunning Alfred & Victoria Hotel is situated in the heart of Cape Town’s iconic Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, where the pulse of the city really thrives. With stunning views of the working harbour and the Table Mountain in the near distance, beauty and character go hand in hand during your stay. Inside the hotel you’ll find elegance, intimacy, romance sprinkled throughout. On days away from the hum of the city, spend your time exploring the wonderful facilities of the hotel. Recline in the designer spa, lounge by the balmy outdoor pool or dine alfresco at the mouth-watering OYO restaurant. This is Cape Town at its finest.

Day 2: Thursday, April 5, 2018 – Cape Town

Home to endless stretches of golden sand, acres of lush vineyards and the soaring plateau of Table Mountain, Cape Town is as much a living piece of art as it is a wonderland of exciting exploration. Today you’ll be met by a private guide and toured around the iconic city. Starting with a tour of the legendary Table Mountain, you’ll hike to the soaring heights and enjoy unrivalled views across the city.
You then return for lunch at the amazing Bungalow Restaurant in Clifton.
In the afternoon, you’ll visit ‘Millionaire’s Row’, the Company Gardens, the S.A. Museum, the Castle of Good Hope and the vibrant and arty flea market, finally, Greenmarket Square.
To finish with, we have arranged cocktails at The Caprice in Camps Bay.
Included: full tour with guides, lunch at Bungalow, drinks at The Caprice, one way Table Mountain cable car tickets for return,
Excluded: dinner, this is taken at leisure (recommendations available).

Day 3: Friday, April 6, 2018 – Cape Town Winelands Tour

Today you’ll enjoy a stunning private Wine Tour amongst the heart of the Cape Winelands. Passing through soaring mountain ranges, rolling vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads, your private guide will awaken you to the beauty of South Africa’s most intoxicating wine regions. Your visit starts in Stellenbosch, where you’ll sip your way across the fields before travelling over the Helshoogte Pass to Franschhoek, the gourmet capital of South Africa. Here you’ll sample some more award-winning wines before stopping at a local restaurant and indulging in a mouth-watering meal that highlights the areas culianry excellence. Finally, your tour will take you to Paarl, one of the Cape’s first farming districts, where you’ll sample the last of your day’s wine before being privately transferred back to your hotel.
Everything is all included and you return for dinner at leisure in Cape Town. Again, we can arrange a full evening plan if you wish.

Day 4: Saturday, April 7, 2018 – Cape Point Tour, Cape Town

Today you’ll embark on an awe-inspiring tour to the towering headland of Cape Point. The journey alone is enough to satisfy your thirst for South African beauty, as you pass along the Atlantic Seaboard through Sea Point, Clifton and Camps Bay. After lunch at a nearby restaurant, you will continue on through Chapman’s Peak, one of the world’s most breathtaking coastal drives, to Cape Point and the stunning Good Hope Nature Reserve. The tour will continue to the Victorian grandeur of Simon’s Town, where you can visit the unbelievably cute penguin colony at Boulder’s Beach before being transferred back to your hotel. We will arrange for a fantastic lunch in Simon’s Town for you. Details TBC.
Everything is all included and you return for dinner at leisure in Cape Town.

Day 5: Sunday, April 8, 2018 – Pilanesberg Game Reserve, South Africa

Cape Town – Pilanesberg Game Reserve, South Africa

Cape Town (CPT) – Sun City South African Airways 9:30 – 11:40 a.m., Economy
On arrival to Pilanesberg, you will be met by representatives from the lodge and transferred to your safari lodge – Shepherd’s Tree Lodge.

For your three nights on safari we have gone for a fantastic property in Pilanesberg Game Reserve. Shepherd’s Tree Lodge is a great option with some really fantastic dining options, a favorite being a traditional ‘boma’ dinner round the fire. They have an amazing variety of activities from game drives looking for the ‘big 5’ to walking safaris and cultural music performances in the evening.
The rooms are all fantastic with great views over the bush and the lodge is within a private concession.

You will be briefed thoroughly by the guides and the lodge manager on arrival. Over the course of the three days you can choose from a variety of activities, and the guides will tailor a program for you.

Day 6: Monday, April 9, 2018 – Pilanesberg Game Reserve, South Africa

SAFARI ACTIVITIES IN PILANESBERG GAME RESERVE
You will be able to take part in a morning and an afternoon activity each day.
Activities include: bush walks, picnic breakfast, early morning game drives, bird watching, cultural activities, quad biking, archery, spa, relaxing at the lodge!
All meals are include and taken at the lodge or pre-planned picnics.

SUNDOWNERS IN THE BUSH
This evening, after everyone’s safari activities, we will arrange for a sundowner drinks to be set up in the middle of the bush. You can watch the sun set over the plains and soak in the heart of Africa on your final night on the continent. You will then return to the lodge for a boma dinner.

Day 7: Tuesday, April 10, 2018
END OF STANDARD TRIP – Airline travel back to DFW, arranged by traveler. Book your return flight to DFW from Johannesberg. Plan flights carefully!

For those taking the standard trip, you will be transferred by road back to Johannesburg Airport in time for your flight. We will arrange breakfast and lunch depending on what time your flight is. Dinner will be at your own expense.

BEGINNING OF EXTENDED TRIP – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

For those taking the extended trip, you will be transferred by road back to JNB airport in time for your flight. We will arrange breakfast. The flight is Johannesburg (JNB) – Victoria Falls (VFA) South African Airways 10:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Economy
On arrival into Victoria Falls airport you will be met and privately transferred to your hotel.

About the Accommodations:
Boasting unobstructed views of Victoria Falls bridge and the refreshing spray of the majestic waterfall, lies the Victoria Falls Hotel – the very first hotel to be built at the site, dating back to 1904. Seamlessly depicting colonial elegance in the era of grand travel, from the historical portraits adorning the long corridors, to the vast stretches of manicured gardens, the unique and charming property is the perfect base from which to explore a truly iconic setting.

SUNSET CRUISE ALONG THE ZAMBEZI RIVER
This evening you will enjoy an incredible sunset cruise down the Zambezi River. Enjoy amazing views and marvel in fantastic wildlife as you sip a cold drink and watch the sun go down.

Day 8: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

TOUR OF THE FALLS
The majestic Victoria Falls are arguably most impressive at this time of year. This is truly a beautiful example of the supreme power of nature, and the sights and sounds offer here will surely amaze. Your tour will be conducted in the morning or the afternoon, depending on your preference. En route to the falls, guests will be taken past the ‘Big Tree’ for a great photo opportunity before setting off through the forest with an expert guide. Your leader will clue you in on both the history of the falls as well as the different types of flora and fauna that occupy this region. You’re sure to get a little wet here but don’t worry; raincoats will be provided.
This afternoon you have to your leisure and we have sent through a list of different activities available.

Day 9: Thursday, April 12, 2018 – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe to Johannesburg, South Africa
*Book your return flight to DFW from Johannesberg if returning directly to the U.S. Plan flights carefully!

DEPARTURE DAY
This morning you will be privately transferred to the airport in good time for your flight down to Johannesburg.

Victoria Falls (VFA) – Johannesburg (JNB) South African Airways 1:30 – 2:05 p.m., Economy

Cancellation Policy

We will not be able to offer refunds of any kind until we reach 20 registrants. After we reach 20 registrants, partial refunds are only available if each cancelling registration can be replaced by a new one.

Price does not include airfare to/from the trip start point to the trip end point, visa fees, currency exchange fees, personal alcohol consumption, personal soft drink consumption, laundry, baggage personnel tipping, personal shopping, or discretionary tipping.

We recommend each registrant purchase travel insurance.