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South Africa & Victoria Falls

18 Day
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$ 13,895
  • 2019 Cape Town > Victoria Falls

    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 perspective certain to satisfy your curiosity about this intriguing land. 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:

    Victoria Falls

  • 18 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Cape Town
      Highlights:
      Welcome dinner

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

      Meals included: Dinner

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

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

      Freechoice

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

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • 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:
      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 an overnight stay at your hotel. Enjoy a scenic cruise with expert commentary on the region’s flora and fauna.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Port Elizabeth > Durban
      Highlights:
      Garden Route

      Travel along the Garden Route to Port Elizabeth and board your flight to Durban. Enjoy a two night Special Stay at your hotel, the ultimate in colonial charm and style.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Durban
      Highlights:
      Scenic Enrich – High Tea

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

      Enrich

      Enjoy learning about the Zulu battles that took place close to Durban whilst sampling afternoon tea.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 8 - Hluhluwe > Ghost Mountain
      Highlights:
      Rhino Sanctuary, Scenic 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 program. 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:
      Scenic Enrich – Zulu village
      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:
      Summerfield Botanical Gardens

      Arrive in the tiny kingdom of Swaziland. Journey through the magnificent valleys of Big Bend to your resort, nestled within an idyllic Botanical Garden, for an overnight stay. Enjoy time at leisure to explore the magnificent garden.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

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

      The famous Kruger National Park stretches an impressive 450 kilometres. You’ll enjoy a two night Special Stay at your 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.

      Sundowners

      At the end of your game drive, partake in one of the most enjoyable of safari traditions – Sundowner drinks.

      Soak up 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 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. Alternatively, visit a local community.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 13 - Panorama Route > Johannesburg

      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. Check into your stylish hotel for two nights.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 14 - Johannesburg
      Highlights:
      Scenic Enrich – Soweto
      Enrich

      Visit Soweto with your local guide, walk the streets that Mandela walked as you visit his house. Learn about the 20th century South Africa during your visit to the Apartheid Museum.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 15 - Johannesburg > Victoria Falls
      Highlights:
      Victoria Falls National Park, Scenic Sundowners cruise

      Board your flight to Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The world’s largest sheet of falling water rises 108 metres high and spans a gorge carved out of a flat plateau. Check into your 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 16 - Chobe National Park
      Highlights:
      River cruise and game drive

      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 woodlands.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 17 - Victoria Falls
      Highlights:
      Scenic 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 to 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.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 18 - Victoria Falls
      Highlights:
      Farewell

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

      Say farewell to new-found friends and the wonders of Africa as you depart from Victoria Falls airport after breakfast this morning. Please book flights to depart after midday.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    5-star luxury inclusions
    • The intimacy of small group touring with an average of 30 guests
    • 5 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
    • 2 Scenic Sundowners events
    • Your choice of 7 Scenic Freechoice activities
    • 4 memorable Scenic Special Stays
    • Private concession game reserves
    • 33 meals – 17 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L) and 12 dinners (D)
    • Expert Tour Director and knowledgeable local and safari guides
    • All internal flights
    • Return airport transfers
    • All tipping and gratuities