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Cape Town to Okavango Delta

24 Day
From (AUD)
$ 20,760
  • 2018 Cape Town > Johannesburg

    Moments of wild wonder

    The Okavango Delta is a remote water-locked wonderland where you’ll find African wildlife in enormous abundance. Here the animals aren’t accustomed to the presence of human beings, and if you’re looking for encounters with really wild wildlife, this is the itinerary for you.

    Many hundreds of bird species flock to these waters, crocodiles float just below the surface, and thousands of animals are drawn to the banks daily. You’ll soon find yourself immersed in a different world entirely. In this alternate dimension, human beings have no foothold, and their presence here can be just as surprising to the many creatures that call the delta home. Make the most of it, and capture those moments of wild wonder at their most authentic.

    Tour Code:

    ZGRB

    Duration:

    24 Days

    Departure City:

    Cape Town

    Return City:

    Johannesburg

  • 24 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Cape Town
      Highlights:
      Welcome reception

      Welcome to wonderful Cape Town. Enjoy an exclusive three night Special Stay, with spectacular views of the waterfront and Table Mountain. Tonight, meet your Tour Director for a welcome drink.

    • Day 2 - Cape Town
      Highlights:
      Table Mountain gondola, Freechoice

      Ascend Table Mountain by rotating gondola for wondrous 360 degree views.

      Freechoice

      Sample South Africa’s finest vintages on a winelands tour. Alternatively, visit history rich Robben Island, take a township tour, or a Harley Davidson ride.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Cape Town
      Highlights:
      Cape Point, Penguin colony

      Journey along the Atlantic coastline to Cape Point, stop at the Cape of Good Hope, then visit Boulders Beach, home to an African penguin colony.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 4 - Cape Town > Oudtshoorn
      Highlights:
      Route 62 drive, Cango Caves

      Stunning semi-desert scenery awaits en route to the town of Oudtshoorn. Later, discover a wonderland of underground chambers at the Cango Caves, among the largest in the world, before your overnight stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Oudtshoorn > Knysna
      Highlights:
      Lagoon cruise

      Learn about Africa’s largest bird at a local ostrich farm, then head to Knysna on the Garden Route, famous for its oysters, where you’ll enjoy an overnight stay. Enjoy a scenic lagoon cruise with expert commentary on the region’s flora and fauna.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Port Elizabeth > Durban
      Highlights:
      Tsitsikamma Rainforest

      Travel along the Garden Route to Storm’s River Mouth in the Tsitsikama Rainforest. Later, board your flight from Port Elizabeth to Durban. Enjoy a two night Special Stay hotel, the ultimate in colonial charm and style.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Durban
      Highlights:
      Enrich - High Tea

      Discover today the beach side town of Durban, famous for its Indian and colonial influences.

      Enrich

      Learn about the Anglo-Boer war that took place close to Durban whilst sampling afternoon tea.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 8 - Hluhluwe > Ghost Mountain
      Highlights:
      Rhino Sanctuary, Enrich - Tribal dance

      The Dolphin Coast region of Natal has a sea of sugarcane fields. Enter Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park, world-renowned for its rhino conservation programme. Later, check into your elegant hotel for a two night stay at the foot of Zululand’s legendary Ghost Mountain.

      Enrich

      This evening, you’ll be treated to a mesmerising display of traditional Zulu dancing, complete with dramatic local drumming.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Ghost Mountain
      Highlights:
      Hippo cruise, Enrich - Zulu village

      Take a morning cruise on stunning Lake Jozini and view the wildlife at the water’s edge. It’ll be your first chance to see hippos in their native habitat.

      Enrich

      Visit a traditional Zulu community in the Lebombo Mountains, and be welcomed by the village chief for a private tour.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Ghost Mountain > Swaziland
      Highlights:
      Ezulwini Valley

      Arrive in the tiny kingdom of Swaziland. You’ll journey through the magnificent valleys of Big Bend to your overnight stay in the Ezulwini Valley.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Swaziland > Kruger National Park
      Highlights:
      Lion Sands Game Reserve

      Kruger National Park borders stretches an impressive 450 kilometres. You’ll enjoy a two night Special Stay at Lion Sands River Lodge, situated on a private concession within the park. The Sabie River flows through it and is home to the highest recorded concentration of leopards in Africa. Take a game drive in an open safari vehicle this afternoon and look out for the ‘Big Five’ before soaking in the ambience while dining at your lodge.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Lion Sands Game Reserve (Kruger National Park)
      Highlights:
      Game drives, Scenic Freechoice

      Limitless game viewing possibilities await as you traverse the entire Kruger National Park in specially adapted Land Rovers to track the ‘Big Five’ – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo.

      Freechoice

      Encounter hippos by exploring the shores of the Sabie River on foot, with a game ranger, or enjoy a fascinating lecture on wildlife.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Panorama Route > Johannesburg
      Highlights:
      Blyde River Canyon

      Travel the magnificent Panorama Route on the way to Johannesburg. You’ll view the Blyde River Canyon, third deepest in the world, then visit Bourke’s Luck Potholes. Later, check into your stylish hotel for two nights.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 14 - Johannesburg
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Soweto tour
      Enrich

      Explore Soweto with your local guide and visit Nelson Mandela’s house. Learn about the 20th century South Africa at your visit to the Apartheid Museum.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 15 - Johannesburg > Victoria Falls
      Highlights:
      Victoria Falls National Park

      This morning, board your flight to Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The world’s largest sheet of falling water rises up to 108 metres high and spans a gorge carved out of a flat plateau. Check into the marvellously colonial hotel for your three night Special Stay. Tonight’s outdoor dinner features a mesmerising display of traditional dancing.

      Sundowners

      Be treated to a special Sundowners cruise down the Zambezi River and watch the teeming wildlife on the banks, drink in hand, just upstream from Victoria Falls.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 16 - Chobe National Park
      Highlights:
      River cruise and game drive

      Today is photography heaven as large concentrations of big game call Chobe National Park home. Embark on a game drive along the shoreline, where predators often come to drink. Later, enjoy a cruise on the Chobe River, home to huge herds of elephants and buffalo. Large pods of hippo and giraffe families inhabit the banks and surrounding woodlands.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 17 - Victoria Falls
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Meet the people
      Enrich

      Visit a typical Zimbabwean village to gain unique insights into traditional tribal life and meet the elephants as part of your visit the elephant sanctuary.

      Later, witness the power of Victoria Falls with a tour of the Zimbabwean side of the world’s largest waterfall. Enjoy dinner in the beautiful Livingstone Restaurant to complete your day.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 18 - Victoria Falls > Okavango Delta
      Highlights:
      Flight to Okavango Delta

      Helicopter flight - This morning, enjoy an optional helicopter flight over Victoria Falls. Enquire for details – additional expense, please book on tour.

      Travel to Kasane in Botswana for your flight to the Okavango Delta. On arrival you’ll be met by a Sanctuary Retreats representative and transferred to Stanley’s Camp or Baines’ Camp where you’ll enjoy a three night stay in a beautifully appointed safari tent. The Lodge has been carefully blended into the tree line, with extensive views of the surrounding flood plain.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 19 - Okavango Delta
      Highlights:
      Game Drives, High Tea

      Large herds of elephants, zebras and buffalo populate the open areas, hippos inhabit the streams and lakes, and the wooded areas are home to predators such as leopards and wild dogs. Accompanied by a game ranger, you’ll enjoy morning and evening game drives that will take you right up close to animals not used to regular human contact. Later, compare your sightings with fellow adventurers as you enjoy a colonial-style High Tea.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 20 - Okavango Delta
      Highlights:
      Walking safari, Mokoro canoes
      Freechoice

      Embark on a bush walk with an expert naturalist. Alternatively, enjoy a game drive to another area of the reserve, or a mokoro canoe safari into the delta’s wondrous waterways.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 21 - Okavango Delta > Chief’s Camp
      Highlights:
      Moremi Game Reserve

      Fly low over swamps teaming with wildlife to Chief’s Camp and stay in a luxury bush pavilion for two nights. Nearby Mombo Concession is known as Africa’s ‘predator capital’.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 22 - Moremi Game Reserve
      Highlights:
      Game drives, Walking safari

      Let an experienced guide and tracker show you unique aspects of the bush during the day’s game drives. The reserve spans 30,000 hectares of unspoilt habitat and you may encounter swimming lions, wading giraffes and hippos.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 23 - Chief’s Camp > Johannesburg
      Highlights:
      Flights to Johannesburg

      Enjoy incredible aerial views as you fly out of the Delta to Kasane, and then connect your flight to Johannesburg and your overnight stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 24 - Johannesburg
      Highlights:
      Farewell

      Depart today and transfer to Johannesburg airport, taking with you memories to last a lifetime.

      Days 18-24 are not escorted by a Scenic Tour Director.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    Scenic highlights
    • 5 exclusive Enrich experiences
    • Your choice of 9 Freechoice activities
    • 1 Sundowners event
    • 4 memorable Special Stays
    • 48 meals – 23 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 16 dinners