Best of Southern Africa
15 Days - Departs daily
This tailor made trip starts with 'not to be missed' sightseeing opportunities and time for relaxation at the remarkable natural wonder that is Victoria Falls before exploring the world renowned Chobe National Park and Okavango Delta. Discover the cosmopolitan Cape Town and its stunning setting: it lies on a dramatic coastline of pristine white beaches and ice waters, overlooked by the iconic flat-topped Table Mountain. Experience the renowned game viewing and unspoiled bush of the Kruger National Park.
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- Visiting the magnificent Victoria Falls, including Tour of the Falls and Sunset Cruise
- Take part in the Cape Town City Tour including Table Mountain
- Visiting the Kruger National Park and Chobe National Park to meet with the "Big Five" wildlife species
- Visiting the Okavango Delta and explore the wetland paradise that supports a great variety of wildlife
- Undertake the Winelands tour in Cape Town and experience some amazing wine tasting opportunities
Itinerary in Brief
- Day 1: Arrive to Johannesburg, overnight at airport hotel
- Day 2: Arrive in to Victoria Falls & Afternoon Tour of the Falls
- Day 3: Day at Leisure & Sunset Zambezi River Cruise
- Day 4: Transfer to Chobe, Botswana & Afternoon Game Viewing Activity
- Day 5: Chobe Game Viewing Activities
- Day 6: Light aircraft flight to the Okavango Delta & Afternoon Game Viewing Activity
- Day 7: Okavango Delta Game Viewing Activities
- Day 8: Light aircraft flight to Maun & Flight to Cape Town
- Day 9: Half Day Cape Town City Tour
- Day 10: Cape Point & Peninsula Tour
- Day 11: Winelands Tour
- Day 12: Fly to Kruger & Afternoon Game Activity
- Day 13-14: Kruger Game Viewing Activities
- Day 15: Depart Kruger
- Take an exhilarating helicopter scenic flight over the Victoria Falls
- For a beach extension add a stay in Mozambique where you can totally unwind or explore wonderful diving and snorkelling sites
- Add couple of nights in Cape Town Winelands and enjoy the world class food and wine of this region
- Cross the border into the unique, rugged and soulful land of Namibia and view magnificent wildlife that inhabit Etosha National Park
Upon arrival to Johannesburg airport proceed to shuttle bus terminal where you will take a complimentary shuttle to your hotel. The shuttle terminal is located just behind the Intercontinental Hotel.
Arrive in Victoria Falls
On arrival into Victoria Falls Airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.
Words frequently fail to capture the grandeur of Victoria Falls, located on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia. Spanning nearly two kilometres and dropping about 108 metres, this UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site is the largest waterfall in the world—thanks to the sheer volume of water cascading over its crags every minute.
Victoria Falls Tour
Today you will be collected from your hotel for your 2-hour guided tour of Victoria Falls. Throughout your tour, you will be accompanied by a guide who will be sure to point out all of the interesting flora, fauna, bird and wildlife as well as an interesting history of the falls. You will be provided with a raincoat when necessary and at the end of the tour you will be taken back to your hotel.
Victoria Falls Day at Leisure
Today you are free to explore the local area. Alternatively, if you wish to book an additional excursion just let your travel consultant know.
Zambezi Sundowner Cruise
This evening you will enjoy a 2-hour sunset cruise on the Zambezi River which is a superb way to relax and enjoy the beauty of the river. Known as the fourth longest river in Africa, the Zambezi River also offers opportunities for activities such as kayaking, canoe trips, river cruises and daily floats on both the Zimbabwe and Zambian sides. Throughout your cruise you will have the opportunity to see a variety of game including hippo, crocodile, elephant and sometimes even rhino as well as a range of bird species. Included in your cruise are finger snacks, beer, wine and soft drinks.
Depart for Chobe
At the scheduled time this morning you will be met at your hotel in Victoria Falls and transferred through the Botswana border (ensure you have your passport ready) and on to your safari camp at Chobe National Park.
Famed for its enormous herds of elephant and buffalo, Chobe is a diverse and wildlife rich National Park within easy reach of the mighty Victoria Falls. The river and woodland that line its banks are undoubtedly the biggest draw with animals dependent on the permanent water, lions and crocodiles are not unaware of this, and wait in anticipation of their next meal.
3 Day Chobe Lodge Stay
Chobe is not just a great introduction to Botswana. It also makes a rewarding repeat journey once you’ve ticked off the big stuff. It’s a place to search for the rare sable antelope, to spot that gem from the birders’ bucket list and to explore the remoter corners.
Today you will arrive at your Chobe lodge where you will get settled in to your accommodation and, if time permitting, you will have the opportunity to head out on an afternoon game activity. If not, you will simple have time to relax and enjoy the grounds of the lodge.
Lunch and Dinner included.
Today you will have the opportunity to head out on two activities, one in the early morning and one in the late afternoon. Lodges have a range of activities on offer including game drives, boat cruises on the Chobe River, cycling and village visits.
Chobe will leave you feeling tiny as giant elephant bulls stroll up next to your vehicle or snorkel alongside your boat. It will make you feel lost as hundreds of hippos and buffaloes crowd you out on the floodplains. It will put your heart in your throat as prides of lions stalk antelopes by the water’s edge, and it will leave you alone with your thoughts while the classic red sunsets melt over the river to a soundtrack of whistling fish eagles.
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
After breakfast you will be transferred back through the park to Kasane airport for your onward flight.
3 Day Okavango Delta Stay
The Okavango Delta is an astonishing sight and one of the most magical places on the Planet. A mind-boggling 15,000 square kilometres of palm-fringed islands, thick woodland, intricate waterways, all resplendent with lavish vegetation and rich in wildlife. It is the largest intact inland delta in the world and one which will remain in your heart and soul forever.
On arrival into the local airstrip you will be met by a camp guide and transferred to your camp to get settled into your room. Depending on your arrival time, you may have the opportunity to head out on an afternoon game viewing activity before returning to the camp for a delicious dinner.
Enjoy a full day on safari in the heart of the Okavango Delta.
The camps in this area offer variety of activities to choose from and usually you will join one morning and one afternoon activity. The delta’s watery heart is best discovered by mokoro through shallow channels and floodplains, as well as crossing the islands on foot.
The Okavango has many faces, which change throughout the year, prompted by that most unpredictable diva of all: the weather. Water levels rise and drop, expanding and shrinking islands, while animals move where the life is easiest and the grass greenest. In a few days, a sandy road driven by vehicle can become a waterway of unknowable depth, prompting a safari by boat instead.
Where and when you stay in the Okavango Delta will hugely influence what you do in the bush each day, the animals you’re most likely to see and finally, the safari experience you’ll have.Depending on your camp, activities can also offer fishing, game drives, boat safaris, village visits. Please check with us on all activities included in your chosen camp.
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
Depending on your departure time, you may have the opportunity to head out on one final morning game viewing activity before breakfast at the camp and a transfer back to the local airstrip.
Arrive in Cape Town
On arrival into Cape Town Airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.
Cape Town's most distinctive feature is its stunning setting: it lies on a dramatic coastline of pristine white beaches and ice waters, overlooked by the iconic flat-topped Table Mountain. Its attractions cover the natural world and the country's fascinating history in equal measure.
The tour commences with a pick up at your hotel between approximately 8.00am and 8:30am. Few places in the world possess the beauty and style of the historic and culturally vibrant city of Cape Town and today you will explore its historical beginnings to the colourful and vibrant melting pot it is today. The city shelters beneath the majestic backdrop of Table Mountain, which is flanked by the landmarks of Devils Peak, Lions Head and Signal Hill.
Every visit to Cape Town should commence with a journey to Table Mountain as the breathtaking views across the region are a superb way to familiarise yourself with your new surroundings. You will have the opportunity to take an optional cable car to the summit (cable car fee not included) before we return to the city and explore sights such as the impressive Company Gardens, the S. A. Museum, the Castle of Good Hope, Greenmarket Square and the picturesque Bo-Kaap district.
Cape Point & Peninsula Tour
The tour commences with a pick up at your hotel between approximately 8:00am and 8:30am. Travel along the Atlantic Seaboard via Sea Point, Clifton and Camps Bay, stopping at a Llandudno look-out point before continuing to Hout Bay, a quaint village and fishing harbour with magnificent mountain views and beach. You may have the option of doing a Seal Island boat trip (seasonal, weather permitting) (not included in cost). On through Chapman's Peak, one of the world's most breathtaking coastal drives, to Cape Point and the Good Hope Nature Reserve, which has magnificent fynbos vegetation, birdlife, endemic antelope species and zebra, historic lighthouses and shipwrecks. Cape Point is perceived to be the meeting point of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
After lunch at a nearby restaurant (not included in cost), go on to historic Simon's Town, a village with charming Victorian architecture, a naval base and a large penguin colony at the beautiful Boulders Beach. Boulders Penguin Colony is home to a growing colony of the vulnerable African Penguin. Wooden walkways allow visitors to view the penguins in their natural habitat and there is also a new information centre.
You then make your way to visit the well-known Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. The Garden is one of eight National Botanical Gardens covering five of South Africa's six different biomes. When Kirstenbosch, the most famous of the gardens, was founded in 1913 to preserve the country's unique flora, it was the first botanical garden in the world with this ethos. The garden is world-renowned for the beauty and diversity of the Cape Flora it displays and for the magnificence of its setting against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain. You will be returned to your hotel at approximately 17:30.
Winelands Day Tour
Whether you're a wine connoisseur or a lover of natural beauty you'll be sure to enjoy today's tour into the heart of the Cape Winelands. This delightful drive takes you through superb mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads and of course allows time to try the local produce.
The tour commences with a pick up at your hotel at approximately 08:30. Our first stop is the town of Stellenbosch, the centre of the South Africa's wine industry. The city boasts great beauty and culture that is steeped in South African history. Walk down the canal-lined avenues, in the shade of giant oak trees and beautifully preserved historic buildings. With the sheer vastness of wine estates on offer, we are truly spoilt for choice when we enjoy our first wine tasting of the day at the Waterford Estate or similar.
Travel over the Helshoogte Pass to the picturesque town of Franschhoek, historically dating back to the 17th century when the French Huguenots arrived. We enjoy a wine tasting before taking time to enjoy the fabled culinary skills of the Franschhoek chefs at one of its many award winning restaurants (lunch not included). After lunch we continue onward to Paarl, one of the Cape's first farming districts. The town is set at the foot of the cluster of remarkable granite domes from which it takes its name. Time permitting we enjoy another wine tasting before returning to Cape Town in the late afternoon.
At the scheduled time this morning our representative will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to Cape Town Airport for your departure flight.
4 Day Kruger Lodge Stay
Upon arrival at your camp you will be greeted by the friendly staff who will show you to your room. Take some time to settle in and, depending on your arrival time, you may have the chance to head out on your first game drive this afternoon before returning to camp for a delicious dinner.
During your stay you will have the opportunity to enjoy twice daily game drives, sundowner sessions and secret viewing spots. Each full day you will head out on early morning and late afternoon game drives with your experienced, knowledgeable guide, searching for the fascinating and beautiful wildlife that are lucky enough to call this beautiful part of the world home. Each drive is about 3-4 hours long.
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.
Enjoy a final early morning game drive before breakfast at the camp and check out.
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Prices provided are a guide only and subject to change. Please contact us for pricing based on your travel dates and requirements.
Johannesburg, South Africa - Holiday Inn Johannesburg Airport
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe - Phezulu Lodge
Chobe National Park, Botswana - Chobe Bush Lodge
Okavango Delta, Botswana - Sango Safari Camp
Cape Town, South Africa - Protea Hotel Sea Point
Kruger, South Africa - Chacma Bush Camp
Johannesburg, South Africa - Protea Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe - Ilala Lodge
Chobe National Park, Botswana - Muchenje Safari Lodge
Okavango Delta, Botswana - Khwai Bush Camp
Cape Town, South Africa - The Portswood Hotel
Kruger, South Africa - Garonga Safari Camp
Johannesburg, South Africa - Peermont D'Oreale Grande Hotel
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe - Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel
Chobe National Park, Botswana - Ngoma Safari Lodge
Okavango Delta, Botswana - Gomoti Plains Camp
Cape Town, South Africa - Cape Grace Hotel
Kruger, South Africa - Little Garonga Safari Lodge
- International and internal airfares
- Accommodation with private facilities
- Hotel taxes
- Entrance fees
- English speaking guided tours
- Meals as specified
What’s not included?
- Arrival/departure taxes or reciprocity fees, visa fees where applicable
- Optional activities
- Travel insurance
- Any items not mentioned as included