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4 Barnard St, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700

OVERVIEW

This is a Southern African delight! You visit the world’s favorite city. Cape Town and it’s surrounds have 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 NP, renowned for it’s incredible diversity and home to the Big 5. You safari both on the river & on a vehicle in Chobe NP Botswana, also one of Africa’s great parks. Then Victoria Falls, the worlds greatest waterfall situated on the mighty Zambezi river.

South Africa 
StartJohannesburg (Day 1)
Day 1-2Kruger NP
Day 3Johannesburg
Day 4Cape Town Surrounds
Day 5-6Table Mountain (Cape Town)
Zimbabwe 
Day 7Victoria Falls
Botswana 
Day 8Chobe NP
Zimbabwe 
Day 9Victoria Falls
South Africa 
EndJohannesburg (Day 9)

Activities & Transportation

  • Activities: game drives, evening/night game drives, walking safaris (with an armed guide) & boat trip
  • Game drives: open-sided 4×4 vehicle & minivan
  • Getting around: minivan
  • A transfer from and back to the airport can be arranged for an extra cost
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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)
  • Best Time to Visit
  • May to September (Dry season)
  • High Season
  • December to January and July to August
  • Best Weather
  • Apr-May and Sep-Oct (Mild and little rain)
  • Wildlife in Kruger NP

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 morning & afternoon (optional Blyde River Canyon trip)

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 leisurely walk or taxi ride 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 harbor 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:

  • Esperanza Guest House
  • Mid-range guest house located in or near Cape Town

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 4

The Cape of Good Hope, Table Mountain, Boat Cruise, Penguins & Groot Constantia

This region is a World Heritage site for its floral diversity. We follow the West coast with a stop at Maiden’s Cove to enjoy a magnificent view of the Twelve Apostles. On to Hout Bay, a charming little town where we enjoy a cruise to Duiker Island, home to the largest fur seal colony. The scenic Chapman’s Pass offers breathtaking scenery. Eventually arriving at the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve which is where the cold Atlantic meet the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. This famous landmark was named by the early Portuguese mariners. Journeying down to the False Bay coast. Lunch at the historical naval port of Simon’s Town. After lunch we visit Boulder’s beach, home to Africa’s largest penguin colony. We finish our day with a visit to Groot Constantia (time permitting), South Africa’s oldest Cape Dutch manor house.

Tonight an authentic African dinner of many culinary dishes from across the continent, accompanied by interactive drumming & dance (all inclusive with transfers).


Main Destination:

  • Cape Town Surrounds (South Africa)

Accommodation:

  • Esperanza Guest House
  • Mid-range guest house located in or near Cape Town

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
  • Non-alcoholic drinks


Day 5-6

Free days at leisure; optional activities available in & around Cape Town

Cape Town, the worlds great tourist destination has much to offer everyone. Take the “topless bus” to it’s many historical and natural locations, like the Cable car to the top of iconic Table Mountain, visit the Bo Kaap where the descendants of slaves have colorfully painted their homes, visit the Castle South Africa’s oldest building, and the City Hall from where President Mandela made his famous speech. Visit Robben Island and/or the unsurpassed beauty of the Wine lands, which are surrounded by majestic mountains and historical towns. We shall offer you our preferential rates on adventure activities, like, Hot air ballooning, Shark cage diving, Whale boat cruises, Paragliding and more..


Main Destination:

  • Table Mountain (Cape Town, South Africa)

Accommodation:

  • Esperanza Guest House
  • Mid-range guest house located in or near Table Mountain

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included


Day 7

Victoria Falls, Cruise on the mighty Zambezi River (Zimbabwe)

Depart for Cape Town International Airport for your onward journey to Victoria Falls.

Upon arrival you will be taken to your lodge situated near the falls, time to relax and enjoy lunch while observing wildlife, a late afternoon departure for your sunset cruise of the mighty Zambezi river. This river evokes mystery and excitement with few rivers in the world remaining as pristine or as little explored.

On arrival back at your lodge enjoy a fine meal whilst soaking up the African savanna. Bon Appetite!


Main Destination:

  • Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

Accommodation:

  • Bayete Guest 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

Chobe National Park 4×4 Safari & Safari River Cruise (Botswana)

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

You spend 3 to 4 hours on an open 4×4 safari vehicle with a professional ranger in one of Africa’s iconic parks. The Chobe National Park is world famous for its huge herd of elephants, buffalo, wild dog and big cats unmatched anywhere else in the world. After a hearty lunch on the banks of the Chobe river you debark on a safari river cruise 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 river waterfront.

In the late afternoon you return to Victoria falls. I recommend that you enjoy your final evening at The “Boma Dinner & Drum Show” in Victoria Falls, with a delicious 3 buffet dinner followed by an interactive African drumming, theater and dance experience.


Main Destination:

  • Chobe National Park (Botswana)
  • Best Time to Visit
  • August to October (Best at the riverfront area)
  • High Season
  • July to October (The park gets crowded)
  • Best Weather
  • May to August (Less hot during the day)
  • Wildlife in Chobe NP

Accommodation:

  • Bayete Guest 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

Victoria Falls guided walking tour then flight to Johannesburg

After an early breakfast you depart for your tour of the nearby Victoria Falls, you will be guided by an experienced Park Ranger. Named by the explorer David Livingstone, after Queen Victoria in 1855, who said “It must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight” For millennia it has been known by Africans as Mosi-oa-Tunya “the smoke that thunders”Get ready for an amazing experience, for, everything about this remarkable wonder of nature is the biggest, largest & most inspiring in the world. Ask your guide to point out the Devils Pool on the edge of the Falls on the Zambian side. There could be some adrenaline junkies swimming in it. The “Vic” Falls as they are known is one of the great natural sights of the world anybody will ever see. Viewing spots have been maintained in their natural state. Please be careful.

Important: You will get soaked by the spray. Inexpensive disposal raincoats are sold at the gate.

All optional activities will be offered to you at our preferential rates.


Main Destination:

  • Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)

Accommodation:

No accommodation (End of tour)

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included