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11 Day Essential South Africa with Victoria Falls - Friday Departure

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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Countries Visited

South Africa , Zimbabwe

DAY 1, Friday - Depart for South Africa
Depart for South Africa

DAY 2, Saturday - Arrive in Cape Town
Arrive in Cape Town. As you transfer to the hotel, you will see the city's iconic symbol, Table Mountain, greeting you in the distance. Balance of the day is at leisure
Overnight: Cape Town

DAY 3, Sunday - Cape Town City Tour
This morning, embark on a city tour of Cape Town. Pass famous landmarks including the Castle of Good Hope, City Hall, the Grand Parade, St. George's Cathedral, Company Gardens, and the Malay Quarter. The route then leads to Kloof Nek and Table Mountain. Perhaps ascend to the summit by cable car (ticket not included) for bird's eye view of the city and its beaches. Continue to the V & A Waterfront where you will have the opportunity to learn the three billion-year-old story of diamonds while touring prominent Shimansky Jewelers & Museum. Following the tour (or for those who do not wish to participate) stroll through the adjacent V & A Waterfront with its endless shopping and dining opportunities before returning to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure. In the evening, attend an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager
Overnight: Cape Town
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Monday - Full Day in Cape Town
While in Cape Town, don't miss the optional tour to Cape Peninsula, known for its steep mountains, secluded coves, and pristine beaches. The Cape of Good Hope, within Table Mountain National Park, is home to at least 250 species of birds as well as antelope, ostrich, and baboons. Walk the rugged cliffs, or take the famous Flying Dutchman funicular that climbs uphill to the old lighthouse. Afterward, visit Boulders Beach to see the unique spectacle of penguins waddling freely, and walk through Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Tonight, attend the optional Traditional African Dinner Experience for a memorable evening of live performances and African gastronomy before returning to the hotel
Optional: Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour
Optional: Traditional African Dinner Experience
Overnight: Cape Town
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Tuesday - Full Day in Cape Town
Spend the day at leisure in Cape Town. Perhaps join the optional South African Wine Tour* which takes you along the country's principal wine route to the scenic towns of Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch with tastings along the way. Alternatively, thrill seekers will not want to miss the optional excursion to "Shark Alley" to experience shark cage diving* *The South African Wine Tour and Full Day Shark Cage Diving operate simultaneously. Passengers may opt to participate in only one of these tours
Optional: South African Wine Tour
Optional: Full Day Shark Cage Diving
Overnight: Cape Town
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Wednesday - Flight to Johannesburg, Evening Game Drive
This morning, fly to Johannesburg, known as "Gauteng: the City of Gold." Upon arrival, drive to Limpopo Province located just three hours outside of Johannesburg. Your stay will be at a game reserve where the varied habitats provide ideal conditions for a selection of large mammals including the Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhino). After lunch at the lodge, take a late afternoon game drive accompanied by a ranger to uncover the magic of the African bush. This evening, dinner is at the lodge
Overnight: Limpopo Province
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Thursday - Morning and Afternoon Game Drives
Depart early for a morning game drive, or participate in the optional Balloon Safari.* Drift above the beautiful landscape, watching for wild game below. A glass of sparkling wine awaits you at the end of the journey. Join the rest of your group on the morning game drive in open safari vehicles where you may have a chance to see not only the large beasts but also the smaller mammals, birds and insects. After lunch, relax at the lodge before setting out for your afternoon game drive. Return to the lodge in time for dinner *The Mabula Balloon Safari optional is only available when staying at Mabula Game Lodge
Optional: Mabula Balloon Safari
Overnight: Limpopo Province
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Friday - Travel to Johannesburg
Awake early this morning and set out on your final game drive. After the game drive, bid farewell to the bush and travel to Johannesburg. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure
Overnight: Johannesburg
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Saturday - Flight to Victoria Falls
Transfer to the airport for your morning flight to Victoria Falls,* in Zimbabwe, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, you can still encounter herds of buffalo and elephant on their way to the Zambezi River. Experience the romance of Africa on the optional Zambezi River Sundowner Cruise. Relax onboard as you look for hippos, elephants, and buffalo that come to drink at the end of the day at the water's edge. Afterward, return to the hotel*Flights to Victoria Falls will arrive and depart into Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe or Livingstone, Zambia. The Livingstone airport is a 30-minute drive to the hotel in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Optional: Zambezi River Sundowner Cruise
Overnight: Victoria Falls
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Sunday - Full Day in Victoria Falls
Today is yours to discover this beautiful area independently, or join the optional Full Day Chobe Safari. Embark on a morning game viewing cruise along the Chobe River, famous for its elephant and lion populations. After lunch, enjoy an afternoon game drive in Chobe National Park, home to one of the largest game concentrations in Africa. Tonight, attend a reception and say goodbye to your Tour Manager
Optional: Full Day Chobe Safari
Overnight: Victoria Falls
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Monday - Depart South Africa
This morning, take a guided tour of Victoria Falls, one of the '"Seven Natural Wonders of the World." The waterfall path takes you through the rainforest to view the Cataracts, Livingston's statue, and a wide variety of birds and plants. Return to the hotel before journeying to the airport in Zimbabwe. Fly to Johannesburg and connect to your international departure flight this evening. Please select flights that depart no earlier than 7:30 PM
Meals: Breakfast

Please Note: Land Price does not include airfare, departure or arrival transfers, airline taxes and fuel surcharges.

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Inclusions

Please Note: Land Price does not include airfare, departure or arrival transfers, airline taxes and fuel surcharges.

Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights New York-Cape Town, Johannesburg-New York
  • Other departure cities available.
  • Intra-flights Cape Town-Johannesburg, Johannesburg-Victoria Falls & Victoria Falls-Johannesburg.
  • 9 nights accommodations
  • 4 nights Cape Town
  • 2 nights Limpopo Province
  • 1 night Johannesburg
  • 2 nights Victoria Falls
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • Arrival transfer included only with airfare purchase on package arrival dates†
  • Departure transfer
  • 13 meals: 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Sightseeing & game drives per itinerary
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Special Features

  • During the Panoramic Cape Town City Tour, pass by Castle of Good Hope, City Hall, the Grande Parade and view Table Mountain
  • Game drives in magnificent Limpopo Province
  • Visit spectacular Victoria Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • †Arrival transfer is available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

    Not Included:
    Optional tours and gratuities.


    Additional Information:
    Land only price does not include arrival transfer, but does include flights Cape Town-Johannesburg, Johannesburg-Victoria Falls & Victoria Falls-Johannesburg.

    Passengers should select international flights from Johannesburg that depart no earlier than 7:30 PM on day 11. The flight from Victoria Falls arrives to Johannesburg at approximately 3:30 PM. Passengers with late evening flights will have a long layover in Johannesburg airport.

    Please note, all passport holders should have four or more entirely blank (unstamped) visa pages in their passport when traveling to South Africa and Zimbabwe. for more information.


    Accommodation Details:
    Triple rooms are not available for this package.

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    Accommodations

    Cresta Grande Cape Town
    This first class hotel is located in the heart of Cape Town.

    Cresta Grande Cape Town
    This first class hotel is located in the heart of Cape Town.

    Cresta Grande Cape Town
    This first class hotel is located in the heart of Cape Town.

    Cresta Grande Cape Town
    This first class hotel is located in the heart of Cape Town.

    Cresta Grande Cape Town
    This first class hotel is located in the heart of Cape Town.

    Cresta Grande Cape Town
    This first class hotel is located in the heart of Cape Town.

    Cape Town Lodge
    This tourist class hotel is situated in the heart of Cape Town.

    Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Cape Town
    This first class hotel is situated a short walk away from the Company Gardens.

    Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Cape Town
    This first class hotel is situated a short walk away from the Company Gardens.

    Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Cape Town
    This first class hotel is situated a short walk away from the Company Gardens.

    Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Cape Town
    This first class hotel is situated a short walk away from the Company Gardens.

    Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Cape Town
    This first class hotel is situated a short walk away from the Company Gardens.

    Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Cape Town
    This first class hotel is situated a short walk away from the Company Gardens.

    Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Cape Town
    This first class hotel is situated a short walk away from the Company Gardens.

    Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Cape Town
    This first class hotel is situated a short walk away from the Company Gardens.

    Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Cape Town
    This first class hotel is situated a short walk away from the Company Gardens.

    Protea Hotel Sea Point
    This tourist class hotel is nearby the Sea Point Promenade.

    Protea Hotel Sea Point
    This tourist class hotel is nearby the Sea Point Promenade.

    Protea Hotel Sea Point
    This tourist class hotel is nearby the Sea Point Promenade.

    Protea Hotel Sea Point
    This tourist class hotel is nearby the Sea Point Promenade.

    Protea Hotel Sea Point
    This tourist class hotel is nearby the Sea Point Promenade.

    Protea Hotel Sea Point
    This tourist class hotel is nearby the Sea Point Promenade.

    Protea Hotel Sea Point
    This tourist class hotel is nearby the Sea Point Promenade.

    Protea Hotel Sea Point
    This tourist class hotel is nearby the Sea Point Promenade.

    Protea Hotel Sea Point
    This tourist class hotel is nearby the Sea Point Promenade.

    Protea Hotel Sea Point
    This tourist class hotel is nearby the Sea Point Promenade.

    Protea Hotel Sea Point
    This tourist class hotel is nearby the Sea Point Promenade.

    Protea Hotel Sea Point
    This tourist class hotel is nearby the Sea Point Promenade.

    Protea Hotel Sea Point
    This tourist class hotel is nearby the Sea Point Promenade.

    Protea Hotel Sea Point
    This tourist class hotel is nearby the Sea Point Promenade.

    Protea Hotel Sea Point
    This tourist class hotel is nearby the Sea Point Promenade.

    SunSquare Cape Town Gardens
    This superior tourist class hotel is situated in the Cape Town suburb of Gardens.

    Southern Sun Cape Sun
    This first class hotel is located in the city centre of Cape Town.

    Bakubung Bush Lodge
    This first class lodge is situated in Pilanesberg National Park.

    Bakubung Bush Lodge
    This first class lodge is situated in Pilanesberg National Park.

    Bakubung Bush Lodge
    This first class lodge is situated in Pilanesberg National Park.

    Bakubung Bush Lodge
    This first class lodge is situated in Pilanesberg National Park.

    Mongena Private Game Lodge
    This first class lodge is located in Dinokeng Game Reserve, about a forty minute drive from Pretoria.

    Mongena Private Game Lodge
    This first class lodge is located in Dinokeng Game Reserve, about a forty minute drive from Pretoria.

    Mongena Private Game Lodge
    This first class lodge is located in Dinokeng Game Reserve, about a forty minute drive from Pretoria.

    Mongena Private Game Lodge
    This first class lodge is located in Dinokeng Game Reserve, about a forty minute drive from Pretoria.

    Mabula Game Lodge
    This first class lodge is located nearby the Mabula Game Reserve.

    Mabula Game Lodge
    This first class lodge is located nearby the Mabula Game Reserve.

    Mabula Game Lodge
    This first class lodge is located nearby the Mabula Game Reserve.

    Mabula Game Lodge
    This first class lodge is located nearby the Mabula Game Reserve.

    Mabula Game Lodge
    This first class lodge is located nearby the Mabula Game Reserve.

    Mabula Game Lodge
    This first class lodge is located nearby the Mabula Game Reserve.

    Mabula Game Lodge
    This first class lodge is located nearby the Mabula Game Reserve.

    Mabula Game Lodge
    This first class lodge is located nearby the Mabula Game Reserve.

    Mabula Game Lodge
    This first class lodge is located nearby the Mabula Game Reserve.

    Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre Johannesburg, O.R. Tambo
    This first class hotel is located in Kempton Park.

    A'Zambezi River Lodge
    This first class hotel is located on the banks of the mighty Zambezi river.

    A'Zambezi River Lodge
    This first class hotel is located on the banks of the mighty Zambezi river.

    A'Zambezi River Lodge
    This first class hotel is located on the banks of the mighty Zambezi river.

    A'Zambezi River Lodge
    This first class hotel is located on the banks of the mighty Zambezi river.

    A'Zambezi River Lodge
    This first class hotel is located on the banks of the mighty Zambezi river.

    A'Zambezi River Lodge
    This first class hotel is located on the banks of the mighty Zambezi river.

    Batonka Guest Lodge
    This first class lodge is located 1.3 miles from the entrance to Victoria Falls and its rainforest.

    Batonka Guest Lodge
    This first class lodge is located 1.3 miles from the entrance to Victoria Falls and its rainforest.

    Pioneers Lodge
    This tourist class hotel is located in Victoria Falls.

    Pioneers Lodge
    This tourist class hotel is located in Victoria Falls.

    Pioneers Lodge
    This tourist class hotel is located in Victoria Falls.

    Pioneers Lodge
    This tourist class hotel is located in Victoria Falls.

    Pioneers Lodge
    This tourist class hotel is located in Victoria Falls.

    Pioneers Lodge
    This tourist class hotel is located in Victoria Falls.

    Pioneers Lodge
    This tourist class hotel is located in Victoria Falls.

    Pioneers Lodge
    This tourist class hotel is located in Victoria Falls.

    Pioneers Lodge
    This tourist class hotel is located in Victoria Falls.

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    Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

    Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

    Customer Reviews

    Overall Rating
    4.1
    Accommodations
    4
    Itinerary
    4
    Professional Staff
    4.5
    Repeat with Operator
    3.5
    Value for Money
    4.5

    Ratings based off 4 reviews - currently showing 2 reviews with comments only

    Places visited were spectacular. Not enough time spent at each place. Seemed rushed. Would have loved more time at Table Mountain and Victoria Falls.

    Excellent itineraries and very well organized

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