Southern African Tours

OVERVIEW

In just 10 days this tour will take you to the World’s Favorite City (Trip Advisor). Cape Town and it’s surrounds have so much to offer, truly a must on anybody’s list, my home town! You then fly to Johannesburg to start your 3 day Safari of the iconic Kruger National park, renowned for it’s incredible diversity and home to the big 5. The famous Chobe in Botswana, home to the worlds largest elephant population. Victoria Falls, the worlds greatest waterfall situated on the mighty Zambezi river.

Tour Summary

  • You’ll go to Botswana Botswana, South Africa South Africa & Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
  • You’ll visit Kruger NP, Johannesburg (City), Cape Town Surrounds, Victoria Falls & Chobe NP
  • This tour starts and ends in Johannesburg – Getting there

Activities & Transportation

  •   Activities: game drives, evening/night game drives & boat trip
  • Game drives: open-sided 4×4 vehicle & minivan
  • Getting around: minivan
  • A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) can be arranged for an extra cost
Extended Map

DAY BY DAY

Day 1

Johannesburg – Kruger National Park

We normally leave Johannesburg between 06:00 and 08:30 to allow for various collection points. The shuttle/transfers are included in the price. As for the route … think a drive through the scenic wide open spaces of the Highveld, down the escarpment and through the lovely Lowveld area! To appease those rumbling tummies, we also stop for lunch en-route (own expense) and reach the respective camps in the afternoon.
After settling into your accommodations, you’ll get to jump straight into your exciting safari experience with our first game drive – a SANParks sunset drive! Get ready to see the animals that are more active at night in all their glory. Even better … the Park’s rangers are allowed to return after the normal gate closing times.

After the drive, it’s onto an appetizing dinner. Enjoy a three-course meal, served al fresco at our camp. Wine is served with dinner but you are welcome to bring along additional or alternative drinks which can be purchased at the shop.

Main Destination:
      •  Kruger National Park (South Africa)
Accommodation:

      •  Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

  • Mid-range bungalow located inside Kruger NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Dinner (Breakfast & lunch not included)
  • Drinking water & beer and wine (Other drinks not included

Day 2

Kruger safaris X 2

The bushveld always enjoys an early start and so do you. After all, safaris are all about getting up early, and getting out there and seeing animals! After your wake-up call you’ll get to warm up with a cup of tea or coffee, and snacks. Then, it’s time for the morning safari (it takes approximately 3-4 hours). Lucky for you, your guide will have an intimate knowledge of the park … this contributes a great deal towards memorable sightings!
On your return to camp, brunch will be ready. After this, you’ll have some free time, which you could use to explore the camp, catch up on the sleep you missed in the morning, or peruse the park shop for souvenirs, yummy food items, and even stuff like international adapters.
We then set off on the afternoon game drive. Remember, all our game drives are conducted in specially-adapted, 4×4 open game drive vehicles to allow you the best possible vantage point. In the evening, we share safari stories under the stars, after dinner served at the camp.

Main Destination:
      •  Kruger National Park (South Africa)
Accommodation:

      •  Pretoriuskop Rest Camp

  • Mid-range bungalow located inside Kruger NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3

Kruger National Park – Cape Town

The sun rises over our final day in the Park and we head out on our last early morning game drive to find the animals that have eluded us thus far. We have breakfast and head back to Johannesburg where in the early evening, you will fly to beautiful Cape Town. On arrival at Cape Town International you will be met and greeted, then transferred to your guest house situated on the slopes of Signal Hill overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Robben Island, a ten minute leisurely walk takes you to the famous Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in the heart of the Mother City! Where you will find over eighty restaurants and coffee shops. The two Oceans Aquarium, Nobel Square featuring four statues of South Africa’s four Nobel Peace laureates. The gateway to Robben Island, all situated around a working harbour where sunset cruises can be booked and a wonderful Ferris Wheel to see the sites especially Cape Town by night. Table Mountain serves as the backdrop.

Main Destination:
      •  Johannesburg (South Africa)
Accommodation:

      •  Braeside Guest House

  • Mid-range guest house located in or near Kruger NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 4-6

Cape town, its surrounds, Africa’s Jewel

Cape Town the worlds great tourist destination has much to offer everyone. The unsurpassed beauty of the Winelands surrounded by majestic mountains. The Cape Peninsula with the picture perfect fishing village of Hout Bay, one of the worlds most spectacular coastal passes, Chapmans Peak. See the two oceans meet at Cape Point and have your photo taken at the most south westerly point of Africa. Be thrilled by the Penguins at Boulders beach. Ride the Cable car to the top of iconic Table Mountain. Visit the Bo Kaap where the ancestors of slaves have colorfully painted their homes. Visit the Castle S.A.’s oldest building and the City Hall from where President Mandela made his famous speech. Para-glide off Signal Hill. Visit Robben Island. We will arrange private tours for you at preferential rates eg. A full day Cape Peninsula tour visiting Maidens Cove, Hout Bay, Chapmans Peak, Cape Point, the famous Penguins at Boulders Beach & a visit to historic Groot Constantia. For USD 186 pp.

Main Destination:
      •  Cape Town Surrounds (South Africa)
Accommodation:
      •  Braeside Guest House
  • Mid-range guest house located in or near Kruger NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 7

Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

Depart for Cape Town International Airport to Victoria Falls.
Upon arrival we will be taken to your lodge situated near the falls, time to relax and enjoy lunch while observing wildlife, before departing on your late afternoon sunset cruise of the mighty Zambezi river. (included)
In the evening, you relax at the hotel restaurant with a wrap around deck metres away from the Zambezi River and enjoy
the magnificent views.

Main Destination:
      •  Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
Accommodation:

      •  A’Zambezi River Lodge

  • Mid-range lodge located in or near Victoria Falls
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 8

Victoria Falls

Included is a guided tour of the falls. Get ready for an amazing experience with nature!
Important: Wear a waterproof jacket and protection
Here awaits an unforgettable view of one of the most spectacular sites in the world located on the Zambezi River, between the borders of Zambia and Zimbabwe known as Mosi-oa-Tunya “the smoke that thunders” ( in Shona ) – It is an UNESCO World Heritage site.
The rest of the day is free to visit the town and its local craft market, cruise on the Zambezi River, or enjoy a helicopter flight over the falls, known as “the flight of angels”.

NB: Many optional activities are available, we will send you our list, and happy to do the bookings at our preferred rates at no extra fee to you.

Main Destination:
      •  Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
Accommodation:

      •  A’Zambezi River Lodge

  • Mid-range lodge located in or near Victoria Falls
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 9

Chobe National Park (Botswana)

Early this morning you cross the border into Botswana and continue to Chobe National Park. (1hour transfer)

You spend the day on a 4×4 safari with a professional ranger in one of Africa’s iconic parks. The park is world famous for its huge herd of elephants, buffalo, wild dog and big cats unmatched anywhere else in the world. In the afternoon, you partake in a river cruise or a boating safari and experience nature at its best – the river, the animals and the sunset!
Here you’ll get up close and personal with hippo, crocodile and a mind-boggling array of water birds. You can see massive herds of Elephant and Buffalo as they converge along the waterfront.

In the late afternoon you return to Victoria falls.

Main Destination:
      •  Chobe National Park (Botswana)
Accommodation:

      •  A’Zambezi River Lodge

  • Mid-range lodge located in or near Victoria Falls
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 10

Johannesburg

After breakfast, time permitting you have the opportunity to do a last activity. Thereafter you are transferred to Victoria Falls airport for your onward journey to Johannesburg and finally your home destination.

Main Destination:
      •  Johannesburg Airport (South Africa)
Accommodation:
      •  No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included