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South Africa & Victoria Falls

Experience Southern Africa and Victoria Falls in luxury over 18 days starting in wonderful Cape Town before making your way to fascinating Johannesburg.

18 Day
From (AUD)
$ 11,995
  • 2017 Cape Town > Johannesburg

    Southern African mystique

    Africa’s southern region is in many ways unlike any to the north. The cultures, landscapes and histories that encompass this intriguing sub-continent have given it an identity and mystique that is all its own.

    From Cape Point, right at the southern tip, all the way to the incomparable Victoria Falls, the attractions on this itinerary provide a breadth of scope certain to satisfy your curiosity about this intriguing land. In between you’ll have the opportunity to discover if South Africa’s Garden Route truly is as beautiful as legend paints it. You’ll stop off at pristine Knysna, and unique Oudtshoorn. You’ll see the hills of Natal, just as they might have been when Shaka Zulu reigned supreme. And you’ll get to visit some of the region’s great national parks and game lodges.

    Tour Code:

    ZGR

    Duration:

    18 Days

    Departure City:

    Cape Town

    Return City:

    Johannesburg

  • 18 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Cape Town
      Highlights:
      Welcome reception

      Welcome to wonderful Cape Town. Enjoy an exclusive three night Special Stay at your hotel, 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

      Today, ascend Table Mountain by rotating gondola for wondrous 360 degree views.

      Freechoice

      Treat yourself to South Africa’s finest vintages with a winelands tour. Alternatively, visit history rich Robben Island, take a township tour, a whale watching cruise (seasonal) or a Harley Davidson ride.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

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

      Today, 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 at Swartberg Country Manor.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Oudtshoorn > Knysna
      Highlights:
      Ostrich Farm

      Learn about Africa’s largest bird at a local ostrich farm, then head to Knysna on the Garden Route, famous for its oysters. You’ll enjoy a two night Special Stay, with stunning views of Knysna Heads.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Knysna
      Highlights:
      Lagoon cruise, time at leisure
      Freechoice

      Today, opt between furry friends – Monkeyland, with its Madagascan lemurs and vervet monkeys or Birds of Eden and discover a large array of native birds. Alternatively choose to play around of 9 holes at the Simola Golf course or relax at your hotel with a Spa treatment.

      Knysna Lagoon flows along the town’s shores and out through the rugged heads. Enjoy a scenic cruise with expert commentary on the region’s flora and fauna. Then, this afternoon, explore the waterfront precinct at your leisure.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 7 - Port Elizabeth > Durban
      Highlights:
      Tsitsikamma Rainforest, Flight to Durban

      Travel along the Garden Route to Storm’s River Mouth in the Tsitsikama Rainforest. Later, board your flight from Port Elizabeth to Durban. Tonight you’ll enjoy an overnight Special Stay, your hotel is the ultimate in colonial charm and style.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • 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 hotel for an overnight stay in the Ezulwini Valley.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

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

      The famous Kruger National Park borders Mozambique and 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 night-time 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, so make sure you bring your camera. Specially adapted Land Rovers are able to traverse the entire Kruger National Park without restriction, even off-road 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. The choice is yours.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Panorama Route > Johannesburg
      Highlights:
      Blyde River Canyon; Bourke’s Luck Potholes

      Take in the magnificent Panorama Route on the road to Johannesburg. You’ll view the Blyde River Canyon, third deepest in the world, then visit Bourke’s Luck Potholes and enjoy spectacular views from Wonder View. Later, check into your stylish hotel in Johannesburg.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 14 - Johannesburg > Victoria Falls
      Highlights:
      Victoria Falls National Park, Sundowners cruise

      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 the Victoria Falls.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 15 - 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 16 - Victoria Falls
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Meet the people
      Enrich

      Visit a typical Zimbabwean village to gain unique insights into traditional tribal life, including a home hosted lunch and elephant interaction.

      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 17 - Victoria Falls > Johannesburg
      Highlights:
      Flight to Johannesburg

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

      Fly to Johannesburg and transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 18 - Johannesburg
      Highlights:
      Farewell

      Join your local guide this morning for a tour of Soweto, the township at the centre of South Africa’s political uprisings, now a bustling hive of activity. Transfer to Johannesburg Airport for your onward or homebound flight, taking a suitcase of unforgettable memories with you. Please book flights after 5pm.

      Meals included: Breakfast