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Price
$4,399 per person
Duration
11 Days/ 10 Nights
Destination
South Africa
Travellers
2+

SOUTH AFRICA & ZAMBIA Southern AfricaSpecial

Explore the highlights of Sothern Africa with visits to Cape Town, Kruger National Park, Johannesburg and Livingstone (Victoria Falls)
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Destination
South Africa Discover South Africa
Departure Location
Starts in Cape Town, South Africa
Return Location
Ends at Livingstone (Victoria Falls)
Additional Information
Tour Number: SV06012019
Price includes
  • 3 in-Africa flights
  • All accommodation and meals as specified
  • Assistance with reduced fare international flights
  • English-speaking and highly educated driver
  • Entrance fees to sightseeing venues as stated in the itinerary above
  • Local English speaking driver on all transfers
  • Porterage at airports and hotels (1 x standard piece of luggage per person)
  • Transport & sightseeing as specified
Price does not include
  • Driver guide or local escort gratuities
  • International flights
  • Medical, evacuation or travel insurance
  • Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature
  • Visa arrangements
Additional Prices
Price listed: Per person sharing For single room supplement: $995 Additional Fee: Please deduct 3% if paying by check

Cape Town

Cape Town is one of the world’s most beautiful cities and a top international destination. Large numbers of tourists flock to Cape Town to enjoy this unique city with its fascinating history, interesting culture, natural beauty, award winning wines and laidback lifestyle. Whether you are a serious tourist or just want to lie on the beach and enjoy life, Cape Town will satisfy your needs.

Kruger National Park

Stretching over more than two million hectares, the Kruger National Park is one of the world’s largest game reserves and a truly remarkable destination. Owing to its exceptional size, visitors are able to experience fantastic diversity – from changing scenery and ecosystems to an impressive array of animals, plant life and birdlife. The park is home to over 130 mammals and over 500 bird species. Visitors can look forward to learning about the area’s prehistoric past, enjoying a host of accommodation options, and viewing abundant wildlife including the famed Big Five. The diversity sheer density of wildlife makes Kruger National Park an unforgettable and potentially life-changing experience.

Johannesburg

Johannesburg is one of Africa’s biggest and most vibrant cities. It is the economic capital of Africa and the gateway to Southern Africa. Although not as famous as other South African destinations, there is plenty to do in Johannesburg and nearby Pretoria. The old city is a multi-cultural mixture of traditional medicine shops, Chinese restaurants, taxi ranks and ultra-modern skyscrapers. There are excellent museums, art galleries and organised tours of historical and political interest. The shopping is Southern Africa’s best and the many restaurants cater for all tastes. The nearby township of Soweto is Johannesburg’s most popular tourist attraction.

Livingstone (Victoria Falls)

Located a few kilometres from the Zambezi River in southwestern Zambia, the bustling town of Livingstone is famous as the home of the magnificent Victoria Falls. One of the original natural wonders of the world, the World Heritage Site is known locally as ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. This spectacle is accessible from both Zambia and Zimbabwe and is an ideal place to combine game viewing and water sports. There is excellent fishing, a terrifying bungee jump and arguably the best commercial whitewater rafting in the world. Visitors can hike around the falls or try ziplining or the bridge swing. Those seeking more leisurely activities can take sunset cruises along the river, with champagne and snacks included, meander through the vibrant local Livingstone Market, or discover the region’s history and archeology at the Livingstone Museum.

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Day 1-

Cape Town

  • On arrival in Cape Town,  South Africa, you will be transferred to your hotel.
  • Overnight at City Lodge V&A Hotel
  • Bed and breakfast provided 

The modish City Lodge V&A Waterfront is situated centrally in the city of Cape Town and is at the entrance of the premier V&A Waterfront. This is where you will find exclusive shops, restaurants and bars as well as the Two Oceans Aquarium, a fascinating insight into ocean life. The hotel is decorated and designed in a nautical theme that fits into the local surroundings and offers a spa-pool and a sundowner bar

Day 2-

Cape Town

  • This morning, depart  on a Full Day Cape Peninsula with private guide and vehicle
  • Return to your hotel for your evening at leisure.
  • Overnight at City Lodge V&A Hotel
  • Bed and breakfast provided 

Hout Bay Harbor

Step into the working harbour of Hout Bay at the end of Cape Town’s Atlantic seaboard for an authentic fishing village experience from the colourful fishing boats moored on the dock to the range of fish markets, restaurants, street markets and shops set overlooking the bay. Indulge in fresh seafood, fabulous views, adventure activities and shopping experiences – everything from jewellery and maritime artefacts to seashells and more. The beach stretches from here to Chapman’s Peak in the east.

Cape Of Good Hope

The famous Cape of Good Hope nature reserve, a World Heritage site, is set at the end of Cape Town’s south peninsula. Take a trip via funicular to the lighthouse at 286 metres above sea level (built to which warns ships they are approaching the feared “Cape of Storms”), stroll along the cliff paths or venture down the steep slopes to the stunning white-sand beaches below. The reserve is home to a variety of small wildlife and is a favoured picnicking, fishing (with a permit) and hiking destination with its rich plant biodiversity and inspiring landscapes.

Cape Point Funicular

The Flying Dutchman Funicular takes passengers uphill from the car park of the Cape Point Nature Reserve (a Natural World Heritage Site) to the old lighthouse sited at 249m overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The views from the lighthouse are spectacular and the air, coming off the Antarctic, is among the purest in the world. The funicular is believed to be the only commercial one of its kind in Africa and is named after a local legend of a ghost ship. The short three-minute trip passes through 585m of dense fynbos and over rocks to the upper lighthouse. The two cars can carry 40 passengers at a time and trips run continuously.

Chapman's Peak (weather permitting)

Locals call this famous scenic drive that winds its way between Hout Bay and Noordhoek on Cape Town’s stunning Atlantic Ocean coastline “Chappies”. The toll route stretches nine kilometres along the coast taking over 100 curves in a road carved out by prisoners of war in the mid-1910s over a seven-year period. On the one side are towering cliffs and on the other a steep drop to the ocean. A favourite with visitors and locals alike for scenic hikes, cycles and drives, as well as picnicking. 

Boulders Beach (Penguins)

The sheltered Simon’s Town beach of Boulders Beach is the home of an endangered land-based colony of African penguins (over 2 000 of them), as well as a favourite swimming and beach destination for locals and international travellers, particularly children. One can walk between the three pristine and sheltered beaches on boardwalks, which also link to the penguin-viewing area offering fantastic sightings of these unique and endearing animals in their natural habitat.  

Kirstenbosch Gardens

Explore the diverse beauty of Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, which is set up against Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain looking onto the city. There are plenty of spaces to picnic among the rich and varied displays of southern Africa’s plant life (more than 7 000 species are planted out) and a restaurant on site. It is the first botanical garden to be included within a natural World Heritage site. Paths are set out throughout the garden allowing visitors to easily wander past the natural displays.

Day 3-

Cape Town

  • This morning, after breakfast, depart on our Half Day City and Table Mountain with private guide and vehicle
  • Return to you hotel for your evening at leisure.
  • Overnight at City Lodge V&A Hotel 
  • Bed and breakfast provided 

Cape Town City

Explore South Africa’s exciting ‘Mother City’ on this guided tour of the historical and cultural sights of Cape Town. You will step into the rich history of the city passing by key historical monuments and places of interest, such as the impressive Castle of Good Hope and Cape Town City Hall. The tour stops at the beautiful St. George’s Cathedral, passes the through the lush Company Gardens, and explores a cultural hub of Cape Town, the Bo-Kaap, also known as the Cape Malay quarter. A tour of this vibrant city, home to street markets of every kind, cosmopolitan and rustic eateries, and a host of cultures is an unforgettable experience.

Table Mountain (weather permitting)

Guests will take a trip to the top of the world, high above the clouds on the famous Table Mountain. Table Mountain is an icon in Cape Town and is most likely the most photographed landmark in the country. Table Mountain has been named as on the seven wonders of nature and attracts millions over visitors from all across the globe, in fact, since the opening of the aerial cableway in 1929, more than 22 million people have taken the trip to the top. At the upper cable station, guests will find a restaurant and a curio shop as well as some footpaths for exploration.

 

Day 4-

Cape Town

  • Your day is at leisure to explore all that Cape Town has to offer or choose another of our day tours including a visit to the winelands or shark cage diving. 
  • Your evening is at leisure.
  • Overnight at City Lodge V&A Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis
Day 5-

Kruger National Park

  • Have breakfast, then we will transfer you to the airport for your flight to the airport servicing Kruger National Park. 
  • On arrival, you will be greeted and transferred to your lodge.
  • Overnight at Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate in a superior twin/king
  • Breakfast and dinner provided

Protea Hotel Kruger Gate offers an affordable African safari experience as it is set just outside the famous Kruger National Park. Offering a bird’s-eye view into the park from some of its 96 elevated rooms, seven chalets, exclusive Tree House and viewing deck, the hotel is also set on the banks of the Sabie River. Guests can enjoy a buffet-style breakfast in the main restaurant, a la carte lunches on the outside wooden decks and dine in style in the evening at the Lapa Restaurant around a roaring fire and under the brilliant African stars. The Pool Deck Bar also overlooks the river so no chances for game viewing are missed. During the day, bush drives in the private reserve and Kruger National Park are an option, as are guided bush walks, night game drives and spa visits. There are extensive activities on offer from mini-golf, tennis, swimming to a children’s playground. The hotel also offers extensive banqueting and conferencing facilities.

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Kruger National Park

  • Full Day Game Drive in Kruger National Park including lunch (Drinks on own account)
  • This game drive experience in the world-renowned Kruger National Park is one you will never forget. Explore the pristine wilderness in an open safari vehicle with a highly experienced ranger, who will ensure optimal game viewing with his in-depth knowledge of the African bush. As you search for the Big Five, keep an eye out for the many other smaller creatures that live in this reserve, including over 500 bird and over 100 reptile species.
  • Overnight at Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger Gate in a superior twin/king 
  • Breakfast and dinner provided
Day 7-

Johannesburg

  • Transfer from Protea Hotel by Marriott Kruger  Gate  to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg.
  • Upon arrival,  guests will be met at the airport for their half day Soweto tour and later be dropped at their airport hotel.
  • Half Day Soweto Tour with private guide and vehicle.
  • Your evening is at leisure.
  • Overnight at Protea Hotel by Marriott O R Tambo in a Business King/Twin Room
  • Bed and Breakfast provided

Mandela House

Mandela House in Orlando West, Soweto is a national monument dedicated to offering insights into the life of Nelson Mandela and the families that he lived with from 1946 through to the 1990s. Managed by the Soweto Heritage Trust, the house has been fully renovated and hosts a visitor centre as well as excellent multi-media and audio-visual displays outlining the history of the Mandela family. A meaningful experience, visitors are exposed to Mandela’s personal life on this visit.

Apartheid Museum

The prestigious and must-visit Apartheid Museum is located in Johannesburg’s Ormondo suburb. The museum, opened in 2001, covers the full history of the Apartheid era in South Africa. The exhibitions span the beginnings of segregation in the country, the implementation of the Apartheid system and all of the factors that have shaped its 20th century history including the discovery of gold that spurred on the migration of thousands of foreigners to the country, the rise of black consciousness and the first democratic elections. The political groups (both for and against the Apartheid system) are represented and the exhibitions combine news articles, photographs and artefacts to create a riveting story of this era.

Protea Hotel OR Tambo has a funky aviation theme that ties into its proximity to OR Tambo International Airport. It’s a hotel that is on trend and modish while at the same time a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of the city with blackout curtains and double glazed windows. There is an on-site restaurant, The Warehouse, that offers distinctive international cuisine and it has an outdoor terrace, allowing for alfresco dining. There is an outdoor swimming pool as well as a fitness center and for something a little quirky, the hotel offers a flight simulator to try out when you are enjoying leisure hours.

Day 8-

Livingstone (Victoria Falls)

  • Guests will make their way to the airport in time for their flight to Livingstone Airport.
  • On arrival, you will be met by our representative and transferred from Livingstone Airport to your resort.  Later, depart on a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River.
  • Celebrate the end to a perfect African day in style on the Lady Livingstone, a three-decked river cruiser with an elegant décor and epitomising superlative style. The two-hour cruise will wind its way along the river alongside the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park enabling ‘armchair’ game viewing – with insights from the accompanying private guide – while guests indulge in gourmet snacks and toast the glorious African sun as it sinks over the horizon. There is a cash bar on board for drinks.  Later, enjoy Indian cuisine at a nearby restaurant. 
  • Overnight at Avani Victoria Falls Resort in a Avani Room 
  • Bed and Breakfast provided 

 

Avani Victoria Falls Resort finds itself close to one of nature’s greatest spectacles, the smoke that thunders, Victoria Falls. In fact, it’s within walking distance to the beloved attraction and while you stay here, you have free unlimited access to it. The resort itself is a prime destination that offers a variety of entertainment. The swimming pool is alongside the Theatre of Food Restaurant that serves delicious cuisine for dinner and breakfast while the Poolside Grill and Bar offers light lunches and cocktails. The resort is family-friendly and has a kids program that offers selected activities to keep the young ones entertained. The resort also offers nature walks.

Lady Livingstone Sunset Cruise

Celebrate the end to a perfect African day in style on the Lady Livingstone, a three-decked river cruiser with an elegant décor and epitomising superlative style. The two-hour cruise will wind its way along the river alongside the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park enabling ‘armchair’ game viewing – with insights from the accompanying private guide – while guests indulge in gourmet snacks and toast the glorious African sun as it sinks over the horizon. There is a cash bar on board for drinks.

Day 9-

Livingstone (Victoria Falls)

  • After breakfast, depart on our Guided Tour of the Falls in Zimbabwe and Zambia
  • A guided tour of Victoria Falls is a magical experience and sought-after by people from all over the world. A knowledgeable guide will take you on a journey that doesn’t only include views of one of the Seven Natural Wonders but also provides fascinating insights about the geology, wildlife and history of Africa’s most famous landmark. Stories of local legend will entertain and delight and phenomenal photographic opportunities are endless. The best months to visit Victoria Falls are from February through to July, when water levels are high. There may be very little water during the months of September through to December, however, it is a unique perspective on the geological formation of Victoria Falls.
  • Your afternoon is at leisure or opt for an exciting helicopter or microlite flight over the falls. 
  • Overnight at Avani Victoria Falls Resort in a Avani Room
  • Bed and Breakfast provided 
Day 10-

Livingstone (Victoria Falls)

  • This morning, depart on our Full Day Chobe Day Trip
  • This exciting day trip heads over the border into Botswana to afford you the chance to explore one of Africa’s greatest wildlife destinations, the Chobe National Park. The day is spent cruising down the life-giving Chobe River on the look-out for the diverse range of animals that make their way down to the river to drink as well as passing by river inhabitants – the crocodiles and hippo. A fantastic destination for all wildlife lovers, photographers and birders, this experience continues with a fabulous lunch at a lodge on the river’s edge before heading back into the national park in safari vehicles for even more game viewing and finally the transfer back to your lodge. Enjoy dinner at a local  Restaurant.
  • Overnight at Avani Victoria Falls Resort in a Avani Room
  • Bed and Breakfast provided
Day 11-

End of Itinerary

  • You will be transferred to the local airport for your onward arrangements.

More about South Africa

This vast country is undoubtedly one of the most culturally and geographically diverse places on earth. Fondly known by locals as the 'Rainbow Nation', South Africa has 11 official languages and its multicultural inhabitants are influenced by a fascinating mix of cultures. Discover the gourmet restaurants, impressive art scene, vibrant nightlife and beautiful beaches of Cape Town; enjoy a local braai (barbecue) in the Soweto township; browse the bustling Indian markets in Durban; or sample some of the world’s finest wines at the myriad wine estates dotting the Cape Winelands. Some historical attractions to explore include the Zululand battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal, the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg and Robben Island, just off the coast of Cape Town. Above all else, its remarkably untamed wilderness with its astonishing range of wildlife roaming freely across massive unfenced game reserves such as the world-famous Kruger National Park. With all of this variety on offer, it is little wonder that South Africa has fast become Africa’s most popular tourist destination.

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Southern Africa Special

Price
$4,399 per person
Duration
11 Days/ 10 Nights
Destination
South Africa
Travellers
2+

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