SOUTHERN AFRICA

ADVENTURE

CAPETOWN TO

VICTORIA FALLS

19 SEPTEMBER TO 5 OCTOBER 2017

16 NIGHTS

ADVENTURE

Explore South Africa

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Cape Town, South Africa 4 nights B

  • Kruger National Park, South Africa 3 nights BLD

  • Manyeleti Game Reserve, South Africa 3 nights BLD

  • Nelspruit,South Africa 1 night B

  • Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 2 nights B

  • Chobe, Botswana 3 nights BLD

Costing: *$9940 twin share plus air

No single rooms available on this tour

PACKAGE DETAILS

19 September 2017, Start our Safari in Cape Town

4 nights at the Table Bay Hotel with breakfast.

Acclaimed by the international hospitality industry and the most elite of global travellers, The Table Bay Hotel is celebrated for its diverse and divine levels of luxury and service. The hotel is a proud member of ‘The Leading Hotels of The World’.

20 September 2017, Cape Town

Cape Town, Table Mountain & Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens Tour

Situated below Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head, Cape Town offers a rich cultural and industrial heritage, grand splendour and an assurance of activity of excitement at the V&A Waterfront. The tour commences with a tour of Table Mountain (weather permitting) In the city itself, we visit the Company Gardens, the S.A. Museum, the Castle of Good Hope and the vibrant and arty flea market, Greenmarket Square. We take a trip through the picturesque “Malay Quarter”Bo-Kaap.
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
These gardens are world-renowned for the beauty and diversity of the Cape flora it displays and for the magnificence of its setting against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain. Kirstenbosch grows only indigenous South African plants. The estate covers 528 hectares and supports a diverse fynbos flora and natural forest. The cultivated garden (36 hectares) displays collections of South African plants, particularly those from the winter rainfall region of the country.
Drumming session and Dinner |
Freshen up for dinner before departing to Gold Restaurant for their welcome dinner. The group will be collected in the hotel lobby for their welcome dinner at Gold restaurant.
Drumming session is followed by dinner.
Gold Restaurant is a vibrant, eclectic Pan-African experience in the heart of Cape Town. You will enjoy a night of opulent feasting with a unique bouquet of live entertainment in a mystical African setting of trees and tents in an inner city courtyard steeped in ancient history and GOLD. A typical evening at Gold Restaurant starts off with the drumbeat of the djembe drum. An interactive drum circle offers you the opportunity to join in and learn how to play the djembe. Soon you will be pounding your drum to the rhythms and sounds of Africa.
After pounding the skins of the drums, we will soothe your hands in a traditional hand washing ceremony as you are led into the ancient courtyards. Cuisine from our Cape Malay and African kitchen which is served by the magnificently adorned staff bearing your banquet in baskets perched on their heads. While you enjoy the vast variety of different dishes, you will be captivated as the live extravaganza takes place around your table.

21 September 2017, Cape Town

Full day Cape Point Tour.

This is an awe-inspiring tour to the towering headland known as Cape Point. Magnificent beaches, breath-taking views, historic and picturesque coastal villages are to be seen along the way. The Cape Peninsula is one of the world’s most scenic areas and stretches from the City centre to Cape Point.
We travel along the Atlantic Seaboard via Sea Point, Clifton and Camps Bay, stopping at a Llandudno look-out point before continuing to Hout Bay, a quaint village and fishing harbour with magnificent mountain views and beach. On through Chapman’s Peak , one of the world’s most breath-taking coastal drives, to Cape Point and the Good Hope Nature Reserve, which has magnificent fynbos vegetation, birdlife, endemic antelope species and zebra, historic lighthouses and shipwrecks. Cape Point is perceived to be the meeting point of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. After lunch at the Black Marlin restaurant we go on to historic Simon’s Town, a village with charming Victorian architecture, a naval base and a large penguin colony at the beautiful Boulders Beach. Boulders Penguin Colony is home to a growing colony of the vulnerable African Penguin.

22 September 2017, Cape Town

Full Day Winelands Tour |

Today we’ll enjoy a scenic and historic drive through the local wine regions in Cape Town: Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl. The day will also include stopping at 2 of the famous wine estates to sample the local wines produced in South Africa.
Stellenbosch – 45 minutes from Cape Town city centre, a warm welcome awaits you, the visitor, to the Stellenbosch Wine Route – the first in South Africa – founded in 1971. Stellenbosch consists of tree lined streets and historical architecture. Guests can explore the popular Dorp Street and Oom Samie se Winkel.
Franschhoek -The Gourmet Capital, surrounded by majestic mountains culminating in an awe-inspiring pass, provides added value to the food and wine experience. Visit the Huguenot museum.
Lunch will be served at Grande Provence followed by a winetasting.
A farewell to Cape Town dinner will be enjoyed at Two Oceans Restaurant or similar

23 September 2017, Cape Town – Kruger National Park

Fly to Kruger and transfer to Lukimbi

3 nights at Lukimbi with all meals and scheduled game activities.
Lukimbi Safari Lodge is unique in that it is the only lodge located on its own 15,000 hectares within the Kruger National Park. No other lodges have traversing rights within this area which makes for a very private experience. Twice daily, game drives are conducted by trained guides in open vehicles and bush walks are part of the daily routine. The lodge also has a swimming pool and a well-equipped gym.

24 September 2017, Kruger National Park

25 September 2017, Kruger National Park

Morning and afternoon game drives

Game Drives go out in the early morning and late afternoons in open Landrovers. Our guides love to share their extensive knowledge, and work closely with our Shangaan trackers to get the best sightings. There is great communication between the two and our Trackers are encouraged to share their knowledge of local uses of herbs and trees, animals and birds. We can follow the Big 5 off road in careful, controlled circumstances, this is an experience few guests would like to miss. Guests are able to get really close to the animals and experience truly fantastic photographic opportunities. Early mornings start off a little cold, but a stop is made later for warming drinks, or cold ones, if preferred. A highlight of late afternoon drives is the time spent at sundowner time. This is the moment to appreciate the magnificence of an African sunset, whilst sipping sundowner drinks
After breakfast, a morning guided walk is offered or guests can relax round the pool or on their decks.
During daily walks, Field Guides will fascinate guests with information on the smaller reptiles and insects, which they might have missed on drives. Inquisitive giraffe frequently amuse guests on walks, as they watch the guests watching them, their long, luxuriant eyelashes never failing to charm. Lukimbi is a birders’ paradise, as there are over 420 species of birds to be found

26 September 2017, Kruger National Park – Manyeleti Game Reserve

3 nights at Honeyguide Mantobeni with all meals and scheduled game activities.

Honeyguide Mantobeni Camp is designed to reflect Hemingway’s Africa. The 12 Nehru-styled tents are nestled in a Tamboti grove overlooking a dry river bed. Game visiting the nearby watering hole can be seen from the swimming pool deck adjoining the reception areas. The tents are comfortably furnished with king-sized beds and soft leather couches. Each tent leads onto its own bathroom with a concrete bath, double shower and separate toilet.

27 September 2017, Manyeleti Game Reserve 28 September 2017, Manyeleti Game Reserve

Morning and afternoon game drives

Guests are taken on game drives in open game viewing vehicles in the early morning and late afternoon/evening. Late afternoon and evening drives include sunset drinks, views over the Mohwareng Hills, and glimpses of nocturnal creatures. Larger game frequently sighted in the reserve includes elephant, rhino, lion and hippo. In between meals and drives, watch the game and birdlife pass by while relaxing by the pool or take a walking safari through the deep bush, accompanied by an experienced, armed ranger; it can be hot
work, but it’s very exciting – seeing the animals from a vehicle just doesn’t seem to compare. Group tours are available to the nearby village of Welverdiend, where guests will learn about the relationship between traditional and contemporary living.

29 September 2017, Manyeleti Game Reserve – Nelspruit

Drive the Panorama route to Nelspruit.

Follow the route down Kowyn’s Pass, venture through Graskop and take in the breath-taking sights of God’s Window, the Blyde River Canyon; Bourke’s Luck Potholes; Berlin and Lisbon Falls on this full day tour.Enjoy the breath-taking sights of the Blyde River Canyon and Bourke’s Luck Potholes
1 night at Protea Hotel Nelspruit with breakfast.

30 September 2017, Nelspruit – Livingstone – Victoria Falls

2 nights at the Victoria Falls Hotel with breakfast.

The hotel offers breath-taking views across the deep Zambezi River gorge to the Victoria Falls Bridge and the spray of the Falls.

2 October 2017, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe – Camp Kuzuma, Botswana

3 nights at Camp Kuzuma with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (full board)

Camp Kuzuma is the newest private lodge to open in the Chobe region and is situated 65km outside of Kasane in the pristine Kuzuma Forest Reserve. Camp Kuzuma overlooks a regularly frequented waterhole and open plains of the Kuzuma Pans. With over 4000 square kilometres of private traversing area, Camp Kuzuma offers an incredible wilderness experience. The camp offers 6 comfortable tented suites of up to 49 square metres in size. All suites are tastefully decorated with the feel of a 19th century style camp reminiscent of the days of David Livingstone. The suites’ bathrooms offer high back Victoria baths, double basins, double inside showers and outside showers

A lunch cruise on the Chobe River will be one of the many highlights here.

5 October 2017, finish tour in Kasane

GENERAL INFORMATION & CONDITIONS

*Conditions apply. The quoted prices will be subject to change at the time of booking. A non-refundable holding deposit of AUD$500 is required to make a booking. Prices are correct at time of issue and subject to change, cancellation or withdrawal without notice. Insider Journeys booking terms and conditions apply. ABN 84 003 237 296 Lic. No. 2TA 002558. Issued 20 Sept 16.

from $9940* pp
twin share

This Southern Africa journey will be rich with highlights

GLENN & CAROL

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