3 Oct Outbound flights
4 Oct Arrive in Cape Town (Dinner included)
Upon arrival at Cape Town airport, we meet our guide and transfer to our hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Enjoy dinner at the hotel. Hotel standard check in time is after 2:00 pm. Early check in may be available with a possible surcharge.
Meet & Greet Cape Town Airport
Transfer to hotel
Dinner at the hotel
Overnight: Protea Victoria Junction, Standard Room (4 nights)
5 Oct Day at leisure (Breakfast included)
This will be a day to rejuvenate, get rid of jet lag and prepare for our great adventure!
6 Oct Cape Town City and Robben Island Tour (Breakfast included)
We begin our full day tour of Cape Town with a ferry ride to the Robben Island, which was served as a place of banishment, isolation and imprisonment from the 17th to the 20th centuries. Today it is a World Heritage Site and museum, a poignant reminder of the price paid for freedom. The tour includes a return ferry to the island, a bus tour on the island and of the prison.
Upon return to the mainland, enjoy a cable car ride to the summit of legendary Table Mountain (weather permitting) for a view of the city. From there, we explore the Castle of Good Hope, which was built by the Dutch East India Company in the late 1600's, as a maritime resupply station. Stop at the Company's Garden, built in 1652 by the Dutch East India Company to help feed the settlers. We will drive past the Parliament, City Hall and the Slave Lodge before stopping for a brief guided walk at Bo-Kaap & Malay Quarter, a lively neighborhood in the Central Cape with brightly colored houses, cobblestone streets winding through the multicultural township, where freed slaves and Muslim immigrants settled.
Buffet breakfast at the hotel
Transfer to the V&A waterfront - walk to ferry terminal with guide
Robben Island tour
Return to the waterfront - lunch on own account
Transfer to the cableway
Table Mountain ticket (weather dependent)
Visit the Castle of Good Hope and Company's Garden
Drive by Parliament, City Hall,
Brief guided walk of Bo-Kaap and Malay Quarter
Transfer back to the hotel
7 Oct Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour (Breakfast included)
We depart the hotel for another full day sightseeing with our guide and driver. Enjoy a scenic drive along the exquisite stretch of coastline known as Millionaire's Paradise – from Camps Bay and Clifton to the exclusive beach hamlet of Llandudno – towards the charming working harbor of Hout Bay. On arrival, we embark on an up-close-and-personal Seal Island cruise. We continue the journey to the wild and beautiful Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, an integral part of the world-renowned Cape Floral Kingdom. Take a ride up on the funicular for magnificent views. From there, we proceed Simon's Town for a lunch break (on own) before going to see the penguin colony at Boulder's Beach. Our tour ends at our hotel.
Buffet breakfast at the hotel
Full day Peninsula tour
Drive by Clifton, Camps Bay & Llandudno
Visit to Hout Bay and Seal Island Cruise (weather permitting)
Chapman's Peak Drive
Return Funicular ticket
(Lunch in Simon's Town - own account)
Penguins at Boulders Beach
8 Oct Fly to Hoedspruit Airport, transfer to Kanrongwe Private Game Reserve (Breakfast & Dinner included)
Today we transfer to the airport for the flight to Mpumalanga airport (MQP) Airport. On arrival, we meet our guide and transfer to our accommodations. Enjoy our first game drive in the afternoon. Dinner is included at the camp.
Transfer to Cape Town International
Departure Meet and Greet
FLIGHT: CPT/HDS (NOT INCLUDED)
Arrive Hoedspruit Airport
Transfer by 12 seater Quantum vehicles to Karongwe Private Game Reserve
Afternoon game drive
Overnight: 2 nights accomodation at Shiduli Safair Lodge on twin share
9 Oct Morning and afternoon game Drive at Kanrongwe Private Game Reserve (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
Karongwe Game Reserve in Limpopo, South Africa, is an untamed and tranquil Eden, rich in wildlife and timeless beauty. Positioned on 21 000 acres of land, this game reserve with its lush environment is one of the best locations to spot Africa's most elusive large cat, the Leopard. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in this vast wilderness. Lunch and dinner are included at the camp.
10 Oct Transfer to Hazyview via the Panorama Route (Breakfast, Dinner included)
After taking an early morning game drive, we meet the guide and driver and travel road to Hazyview via the Panorama Route. Along the journey, we will gasp at the glory that is God's Window, a boundless view of forested mountains and fertile plains, and visit the spectacular Blyde River Canyon, the third largest in the world and second deepest in Africa, with towering cliffs rise nearly 800 meters above the winding valley. See the Bourke's Luck Potholes, formed by centuries of swirling whirlpools at the confluence of the Treur and Blyde Rivers. Arrive this afternoon in Hazyview and check into the hotel. Dinner is included at the hotel.
Buffet breakfast at the hotel
Early morning game drive
Overland to Hazyview via Panorama Route
Blyde River Canyon, Bourke's Luck Potholes, God's Window, Graskop
Dinner at hotel
Overnight: Little Pilgrim's Boutique Hotel, standard room (3 nights)
11 Oct Sudwala Cave, Butterfly Farm & Chimp Eden (Breakfast included)
This morning, we start our tour at the Sudwala Caves (the oldest known caves with some amazing formations) and the Butterfly Farm. After lunch (on own) at the Chimp Eden, we visit this rustic sanctuary established since 206, and enjoy a unique opportunity to view chimpanzees in semi-wild surroundings. After the tour, we travel back to our hotel.
Depart the hotel with the guide and driver
Arrive at and proceed for the Sudwala Caves and Butterfly Farm
Depart for Chimp Eden
Arrive at Chimp Eden. Lunch on own arrangement
Tour the Chimp Eden 14:00-15:00
Return to the hotel
12 Oct Full day game drive in Kruger National Park (Breakfast included)
Depart with the coach for Numbi Gate with breakfast box. Board 4 x 4 open vehicles for a private safari on the main road in the park. Lunch stop (on own) will be arranged. Travel back to the hotel at the end of the game drive.
13 Oct Fly to Livingston (Breakfast & Dinner included)
After checking out, we transfer to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport for the flight to Livingstone Airport. On arrival, we meet our guide, cross the border, and transfer to Victoria Falls.
We will be picked up and transferred to the cruise boat Deck 1 and 2. Enjoy a 2.5 hour cruise with drinks and snacks available on board. Return to the hotel late this evening. After a short break, we proceed to the Boma dinner.
Overnight: Ilala Lodge, Standard Room (3 nights)
Transfer to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport
(FLIGHT: MQP/LVI - NOT INCLUDED)
Arrive Livingstone Airport
Transfer to Victoria Falls (cross border)
Zambezi Queen Sunset Cruise - Deck 1 and 2
Boma Dinner with transfers
3 nights accommodation at IIala Lodge based on twin share
14 Oct Morning Guided Tour of Victoria Falls and Mpisi Village (Breakfast included)
Discover why the Falls is one of the seven natural wonders of the world as we tour the Victoria Falls on the Zimbabwean side. Walk through the rain forest - a fun experience and quite beautiful. Stop at several vantage pints to view the Main Falls, Horseshoe Falls, Rainbow Falls, the Boiling Pot, Cataract Island and Livingstone Island. Witness the spray and thunderous noise, as millions of litres of water tumble over the Falls into a series of narrow gorges below. Following the tour, we proceed to Mpisi Village for a first hand glimpse into the real rural life. We travel back to the hotel at the end of the tour.
Guided walk of Victoria Falls
Travel to Mpisi Village for a guided walk
Travel back to the hotel
15 Oct Chobe Day Trip (Breakfast & lunch included)
Depart the hotel for a full day game viewing at the Chobe National Park. Cruise along the Chobe River, sit back, relax, and keep those binoculars handy. Watch this glorious scene unfolding itself - large herds of elephant, often with the tiniests frolicking calves, kicking up dust as they wait their turn at the water's edge to drink. Frighteningly large crocodiles sun themselves on the banks of the river, mouths agape, teeth terrifying. Glorious birdlife, wonderful game, and the gentle rocking of the riverboat.
After disembarking from the cruise, we join our open safari vehicle for a drive through the Chobe Game Reserve with the chance of seeing more wildlife and birdlife, and a gorgeous lunch at a lodge awaiting us.... overlooking the Chobe River. Travel back to the hotel at the end of the game drive.
Chobe River boat cruise
Wildlife and Birdlife viewing
Open Safari vehicle game drive
Chobe Game Reserve
Lunch at local restaurant
Pick Up/Drop off llala Lodge
16 Oct Depart Victoria Falls (Breakfast included)
Today, we transfer to the airport for the flight home.
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