Southern Africa Adventure – Exclusive

For the discerning traveller, this 11 day itinerary offers some of the absolute best of Southern Africa in one expertly-designed trip. Starting and finishing at Johannesburg Airport, all you need to do is add your international flight to and from Africa and we’ll take care of you from arrival to departure.

Your adventure begins in Timbavati Private Nature Reserve bordering Kruger National Park, staying at the spectacular RockFig Safari Lodge. Activities including daytime safaris, guided night game drives, bush walks, and excellent bird watching.

After two nights, you’ll fly on to the “Mother City” for four nights in Cape Town at the Radisson Red hotel. Experience the best of the city on a full day guided tour. The next day, you’ll explore Franschhoek on the Wine Tram, stopping in at some of South Africa’s oldest and most distinguished wine estates. You will have plenty of time to taste wine, chocolate and craft beer too and to visit Stellenbosch on the way back. End your time in Cape Town with whale watching from Hermanus (depending on season).

From Cape Town, you’ll fly to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe for two nights at Ilala Lodge; relax in the afternoon and enjoy a sunset cruise in the evening. The next day you’ll have a guided tour of the falls with the option of an unforgettable scenic helicopter flight. An historical bridge tour follows, and the day ends with dinner at the legendary Boma restaurant.

Your third and final country is Botswana. After a road transfer you will arrive in Kasane on the banks of the famous Chobe River. Staying at the Pangolin Chobe hotel for two nights, you can take advantage of the unique photo safaris on offer to get those perfect souvenir shots. And don’t worry about having sub-standard equipment or skills – cameras, lenses and tuition by a resident photo host are included!

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Day 1 – 2

On arrival at OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, make your way to domestic departures for your scheduled flight to Hoedpsruit

Suggested Flight SA Airlink 4Z 873, 12:50 | 13:45

On arrival at Hoedpsruit Airport, meet your driver who will transfer you to RockFig Safari Lodge for your 2 night stay

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Day 3

Enjoy your last game drive and breakfast at the lodge

Transfer to Hoedspruit Airport for your scheduled flight to Cape Town (flight cost not included)

Suggested Flight SA Airlink 4Z 658 – 13:50 | 16:30

On arrival at Cape Town International Airport be met by an ERM Representative and local English speaking guide who will assist with the tour.
Depart on a private road transfer to your hotel. (Drive time is +/- 30 minutes drive)
Arrive at the hotel
Rest of evening at leisure

 

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Day 4

Breakfast at the hotel.
Be met by your local guide in the lobby of the hotel and depart on a full day Tour.

In the morning, begin your panoramic city tour of Cape Town, showcasing the scenic and historic highlights of this vibrant city. Weather permitting, ascend by cable car to the top of Table Mountain, Cape Town’s most striking landmark. Proceed to the country’s oldest building, the Castle of Good Hope, an imposing 17th century Dutch fort set against the dramatic backdrop of Table Mountain. Later, drive past secluded coves, beautiful beach towns and spectacular mountain scenery. Stop at famous Chapman’s Peak. Enter the nature reserve that covers the southern part of the Peninsula, and drive through the unique scenery towards Cape Point. Travel by funicular railway to Cape Point where you can take in stunning views of the Cape of Good Hope. Later, make a brief stop to visit the African jackass penguins at Boulders Beach. Note: If Table Mountain is inaccessible, the visit will be replaced with Signal Hill

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Day 5

Breakfast at the hotel

Be met by your guide in the lobby of the hotel and depart to Franschhoek. (Drive time is +/- 1 hour)
On arrival the guest will take the Franschhoek Wine Tram which is a hop-on hop-off tour. One of the best ways to discover the true essence of the Franschhoek Valley – picturesque vineyards, breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world-class cuisine, fine wines and a 300-year history.

Passengers aboard the hop-on hop-off tour will experience a unique and leisurely way to see the Franschhoek Valley as they journey through rolling vineyards in a vintage style railway tram and open-air tram-bus stopping in at some of South Africa’s oldest and most distinguished wine estates.

A combination of tram and tram-bus transports passengers around a loop of stops allowing them to hop-off at each stop and experience the activities on offer, be it wine tasting, a cellar tour,

After lunch depart on a tour to the spice route more activities to offer: Chocolate Tasting, Craft Beer Tasting and Wine Tasting

End the day with a visit to Stellenbosch Town before returning to Cape Town.

Evening at leisure

 

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Day 6

Breakfast at the hotel

Be met by your local guide in the lobby of the hotel and depart to Hermanus.(Drive time is +/- 2 hours drive)
Arrive at Hermanus and depart for Whale Watching (Weather permitting) (Whale watching season from July to November)

After the cruise, spend some time exploring Hermanus

Optional Tours: Heart of Abalone Farm Tour / Visit to Creation Wines 

Return to Cape Town

Rest of day at leisure

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Day 7

Breakfast at hotel

Private transfer to Cape Town International Airport for your scheduled flight to Victoria Falls

Suggested flight SA Airlink 4Z 390 08:30 | 11:15

On arrival at Victoria Falls Airport, Meet and Greet by representative and local English speaking guide.

Transfer to hotel

Afternoon at leisure

Enjoy a sunset cruise in the evening

 

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Day 8

Breakfast at the hotel
Guided tour of the falls (optional scenic helicopter flight)
Historical Bridge Tour (Duration is 2 hours)
Return to the hotel and freshen up
Boma Dinner

 

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Day 9 – 10

Breakfast at the hotel
Depart on a road transfer to Kasane Immigration and clear customs and immigration enroute. (Drive time 2 hours)

Arrive at the lodge for your two night stay, including meals and daily safari activities.

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Day 11

Enjoy your last morning game activity and breakfast, before departing to Kasane Airport, for your scheduled flight to OR Tambo International Airport.

Included

  • The following flights, as detailed in the itinerary:
    Johannesburg – Hoedspruit, Hoedspruit to Cape Town (South Africa)
    Cape Town to Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
    Kasane (Botswana) to Johannesburg
  • Meals as per the itinerary.
  • Airport, hotel & restaurant transfers as indicated in itinerary.
  • Tours as described in itinerary with fully qualified English speaking guide & driver (unless otherwise stated).
  • Accommodation in double/twin bedded rooms in hotels stated in itinerary, or similar. Single room Supplement provided on request
  • Entrance Fee where applicable, unless otherwise stated.
  • Meet & Greet by our representative upon arrival in South Africa & Victoria Falls
  • Porterage for 2 reasonable pieces of luggage per person at airport
  • 24-hour standby services should the need arise.

Excluded

  • Airfare to and from Africa
  • Costs associated with obtaining visas/entry requirements.
  • Items of personal nature, such as, laundry, telephone calls, room service, alcoholic beverages, minibar charges etc.
  • Any tours not specified within the above itinerary
  • Tipping for Tour Guide, Driver, etc. – clients own discretion (Tipping Guidelines can be provided)
  • Early check-in / Late Check-out.
  • Excess baggage
  • Other items not mentioned in the Tour Price INCLUDES list.
  • All Covid PCR tests

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