Victoria Falls, Chobe, Okavango & Cape Town

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13

Days

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For this tour you will need to book your international flights to arrive in Johannesburg and depart from Cape Town

ZAR 115 535,00

Per Person Sharing / Single Supplement Applies

Price excludes international flights

Your tour highlights:


  • Soweto Tour

  • Zambezi River Sunset Cruise

  • Victoria Falls Walking Tour

  • Chobe National Park

  • Okavango Delta

  • Cape Town

  • Peninsula Tour

  • Boulders - African Penguins

  • Table Mountain Aerial Cableway

  • Winelands Tour

Accommodation

destinations on route:


  • 1 Night - Johannesburg

  • 2 Nights - Victoria Falls

  • 2 Nights - Kasane

  • 2 Night - Okavango Delta

  • 4 Nights - Cape Town

Included:


  • “Meet & Greet” on arrival at the airport

  • Tourism levies, taxes, fees & service charges

  • Flights:

                       Johannesburg to Victoria Falls /

                       Kasane to Okavango Delta Camp /

                       Okavango Delta Camp to Maun to

                       Cape Town

                       Local airline taxes & fuel surcharges

                       Checked luggage

  • 3 to 4 Star accommodations: 11 Nights

  • 21 Meals: 11 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches & 5 Dinners

  • Porterage at airports & hotels

  • All local transfers & transport

  • Professional English-speaking guide

  • Conservation & entrance fees per itinerary

Day 1:


Depart for South Africa on an overnight flight to arrive the next morning. If this is not convenient or you can get a better deal, if you book an earlier flight, then please let us know and we will plan accordingly.



Day 2:


Your guide will meet you upon your morning arrival in Johannesburg at O R Tambo International Airport. From here we depart for a short township tour of SOWETO for a glimpse of neighbourhood life and to reflect on the apartheid history of South Africa. This vibrant city is home to a host of interesting attractions, such as the Twin Towers and Freedom Square, as well as Vilakazi Street which is the only street in the world where two Nobel Peace Prize recipients resided, namely Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the great Nelson Mandela. Included in this tour is a visit to the Nelson Mandela “Matchbox” House Museum and then the Apartheid Museum. You might like to get a bite to eat at the Truth Café found at the museum complex. Afternoon check-in at a charming lodge found on the East Rand. Enjoy a welcome dinner this evening with fellow travellers and your local accredited guide who will also be the tour manager.


Accommodation:  Kempton Park - Johannesburg

Meals:  Dinner



Day 3 & 4:


We’ll transfer you after breakfast to Johannesburg’s O R Tambo International for you to catch your flight to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, where you will be met on your arrival. Transfer to your lodge found on the outskirts of the town of Victoria Falls. After check-in and some time at leisure, we join a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. Beverages and snacks are included on this excursion. This experience will undoubtedly be one of your highlights on this tour, as there are not many better ways to reflect on how good life can be than to be floating along the mighty Zambezi River, watching the sun set over Africa, whilst sipping a refreshing drink. The next day after breakfast we visit the spectacular Victoria Falls, one of the “Seven Natural Wonders of the World”. The falls was named after Queen Victoria by Dr David Livingstone, who was the first European to view the falls on 16 November 1855. This powerful cascade of water, which stretches a mile wide and flows thunderously into a 360 feet deep gorge, is known to the locals as Mosi-oa-Tunya meaning “The Smoke that Thunders”. The rest of the day is yours to explore the town of Victoria Falls independently with its numerous open air art & craft markets, galleries and shops selling detailed wood carvings, artistic local stone sculptures, beaded jewellery and authentic pieces of African art, or you could consider joining one or more of our recommended optional excursions. Both evenings in Victoria Falls are at leisure and dinners can be enjoyed at your lodge’s restaurant or at a restaurant of your choice found in or near town.


Accommodation:  Victoria Falls

Meals:  Breakfast


Included Activity:


  • Sunset cruise on the Zambezi River


Optional Activities:


  • Elephant back safari

  • Walking with the lions

  • “Flight of Angels” - a helicopter safari and flight over the Victoria Falls



Day 5:


After breakfast and a relaxing morning we depart for Botswana and your lodge found in the town of Kasane, which overlooks the Chobe River and a stretch of land in Namibia known as the Caprivi Strip. This area is recognized for its large herds of elephant and Cape buffalo, as well as its prolific birdlife and the abundance of game such as hippo, crocodile, sable antelope, red lechwe and puku antelope. Arrive in time for lunch and a sunset cruise on the Chobe River which takes you into the Chobe National Park, allowing you the possibility to get “up close and personal” with an array of animals and birds. Evening at leisure. Dinner will be served at the lodge’s restaurant. Overnight on the fringe of the Chobe National Park.


Accommodation:  Kasane

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Included Activity:


  • Sunset cruise on the Chobe River



Day 6:


Discover the Chobe National Park and “Big 4” animal country on an early morning open vehicle safari. Return for breakfast where you then have the rest of the day to relax at the lodge with its beautiful setting along the Chobe River or join an optional excursion. This afternoon we head back into the Chobe National Park on a sunset open vehicle safari. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Kasane - Botswana.


Accommodation:  Kasane

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Included Activities:


  • Early morning open vehicle safari into the Chobe National Park

  • Sunset open vehicle safari into the Chobe National Park


Optional Activities:


  • Tiger fishing on the Chobe River

  • Visit a cultural village in Namibia



Day 7 & 8:


A morning at leisure before we transfer you to Kasane Airport to catch a chartered flight on a light aircraft to your lodge’s private airstrip found in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Arrive in time for lunch at the lodge. This huge wetland delta found in the centre of Botswana’s arid Kalahari is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the remotest places on earth. The delta with its virtually untouched natural beauty is fed by the Okavango River and is one of Africa’s greatest wilderness destinations. All our selected lodges are comfortable, eco friendly built, hold their own individual charm and are some of the few remaining safari camps that combine luxury with simplicity. The vast remoteness, the magnificent beauty, the unpolluted environment, the natural silence and the spectacular night sky where you find stars so bright that you feel you can reach out and touch them, makes for a truly revitalizing and soul searching experience. The delta swells to three times its permanent size when the floods peak in the dry winter months between June & August attracting an abundance of wildlife and hundreds of bird species. Explore this unique and beautiful stretch of Africa on motorized boats and/or on traditional “mokoro” canoe rides and/or on guided nature walks with your camp rangers. On each of these included excursions you have an excellent chance of spotting elephant, lion, Cape buffalo, giraffe, wildebeest, African wild dog, hyena, hippo and crocodile, as well as a host of other animals and wonderful creatures. All meals are served at the lodge. Overnight in the Okavango Delta - Botswana.


Accommodation:  Okavango Delta

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Beverages


Included Activities:


  • Early morning guided nature walk or motorized boat ride or mokoro (canoe) ride

  • Sunset guided nature walk or motorized boat ride or mokoro (canoe) ride



Day 9:


Following a leisurely morning and breakfast at the lodge, you board a light aircraft to Maun in order to catch your connecting flight to Cape Town. After being met on arrival in South Africa’s oldest city nicknamed “The Mother City” you’ll be transferred to a lodge that is ideally located in the city near the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Beautiful Cape Town is one of the great thriving port cities of the world. It is nestled between the stunning Table Bay and the majestic Table Mountain. Your evening meals over the next couple of days can be enjoyed at various excellent restaurants found in town or on the vibrant V & A Waterfront. The rest of this evening is at leisure.


Accommodation:  Cape Town

Meals:  Breakfast



Day 10:


Today we take a drive around the scenic "Cape Peninsula". Drive along the Atlantic seaboard, a coastline scattered with rocky outcrops, soaring mountain peaks and pristine white beaches washed by clear turquoise blue waters. After our stop at the fishing village of Hout Bay, one of Cape Town's best kept secrets, we continue along the magnificent Chapman’s Peak Pass to the legendary Cape of Good Hope, which is the most southwesterly point on the African continent. The Cape of Good Hope nature reserve is known for its indigenous fynbos vegetation of the Cape Floral Kingdom, which is the smallest, but also the richest of the world’s six floral kingdoms. Although this reserve is famous for its flora, it is also home to the mischievous Cape chacma baboon, as well as a variety of rare animals such as the Cape mountain zebra, bontebok, eland, rhebuck and the caracal (African lynx). We then visit Cape Point, a place of mythical beliefs, as it is here where you will find the confluence of the Indian and Atlantic oceans. From here we start making our way back towards Cape Town along the False Bay coastline, stopping for lunch at a famous seafood restaurant found in Simonstown. After lunch we visit Boulders Beach penguin colony to see the endangered African penguins. On our return to the city we head for Table Mountain, where you can then (weather permitting) take the cableway to the top of this iconic mountain. The cable cars with their large glass windows rise slowly over the fabulous Mother City and Table Bay, allowing for some of the most magnificent views you will ever see anywhere in the world. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Cape Town.


Accommodation:  Cape Town

Meals:  Breakfast & Lunch


Included Activity:


  • Table Mountain Aerial Cableway



Day 11:


Cape Town has so much to offer visitors and this is why you have this day at leisure to do your own thing! Relax, shop or explore the city and surrounding areas independently.


A great way to do so is to join a tour on the “hop-on hop-off bus”. One of the routes will take you out to the acclaimed Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, with its grand setting against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain or you could take the route through the city that passes South Africa’s oldest building, the Castle of Good Hope, built in 1666 and City Hall, a splendid baroque building with its balcony overlooking the Grand Parade. It was here where the great Nelson Mandela made his first public speech as a free man on his release from prison on 11 February 1990. On this tour you could also hop-off at the Moorish Bo-Kaap (Malay Quarter) or the beautiful Dutch East Indian Company Garden to see the gardens, Parliament Buildings and Tuinhuis (Garden House). Visit St. George's Cathedral, the Anglican Diocese of Nobel Peace Laureate, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, as well as the National Art Gallery, National Museum and Planetarium.


Or


Visit the posh seaside suburb of Camps Bay, with its popular beach. Beach Road is lined with cafés, bars and restaurants. This is a great place to spend an afternoon and to get a bite to eat while watching the sun set over the South Atlantic.


Or


You may also use your free time to visit Robben Island, an island found about 11 km (7 miles) off the coast of Cape Town in Table Bay. The notorious prison, located on the island, is where Nelson Mandela and other South African political prisoners were incarcerated.


Or


For the energetic, you could take a hike up Table Mountain. For the brave, you could go shark cage diving.


Evening at leisure. Overnight in Cape Town.


Accommodation:  Cape Town

Meals:  Breakfast



Day 12:


Today we tour the beautiful wine lands countryside of the southwestern Cape where you will find towering, rugged mountains, rolling valleys lined with manicured vineyards and elegant 350 year old wineries built in the unique Cape Dutch style architecture. Wine tastings can be enjoyed at various wine estates found along the Cape’s world-renowned Stellenbosch Wine Route. We will also spend some time in the picturesque and historical towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Cape Town.


Accommodation:  Cape Town

Meals:  Breakfast



Day 13:


Morning at leisure. There will be time for last minute shopping and lunch at the V & A Waterfront. To end the tour on a high, weather permitting you could take an optional helicopter flight over the "Cape Peninsula". Transfer to Cape Town International Airport for you to catch your flight home.


Accommodation:  None

Meals:  Breakfast