This vast country is undoubtedly one of the most culturally and geographically diverse places on earth. Fondly known by locals as the ‘Rainbow Nation’, South Africa has 11 official languages and its multicultural inhabitants are influenced by a fascinating mix of African, Asian and European cultures. Spend your days: discovering the gourmet restaurants, impressive art and nightlife scenes and fine beaches of Cape Town; enjoying a typical local braai (barbecue) in the Soweto township; browsing the bustling Indian markets in Durban; or sampling some of the world’s finest wines at the myriad wine estates dotted around the picturesque Cape Winelands.
Due to its rich and turbulent history there are plenty of historical attractions to explore including the Zululand battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal, the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg and Robben Island, just off the coast of Cape Town. Above all else, South Africa’s attraction lies in its remarkably untamed wilderness with its astonishing range of wildlife roaming freely across massive unfenced game reserves such as the world famous Kruger National Park. With all of this variety on offer, it is little wonder that South Africa has fast become Africa’s most popular tourist destination.
Johannesburg is one of Africa’s biggest and most vibrant cities. It is the economic capital of Africa and the gateway to Southern Africa. Although not as famous as other South African destinations, there is plenty to do in Johannesburg and nearby Pretoria. The old city is a multi-cultural mixture of traditional medicine shops, Chinese restaurants, taxi ranks and ultra-modern skyscrapers. There are excellent museums, art galleries and organised tours of historical and political interest. The shopping is Southern Africa’s best and the many restaurants cater for all tastes. The nearby township of Soweto is Johannesburg’s most popular tourist attraction.
On arrival in Johannesburg and after clearing customs and immigrations, meet your English speaking guide in the arrivals hall who will assist you with your transfer to your Hotel. You have the next two days at leisure to relax.
Included Day tours:
Overnight: Peermont Mondior Hotel at Emperors Palace
Enjoy elegance at an attractive price…the 4-star Peermont Mondior hotel at Emperors Palace sets an exciting standard in world-class business, conference and leisure accommodation. The hotel features 150 spacious rooms and suites furnished in contemporary African elegance and fitted with cutting-edge technology. Its convenient location next to O.R. Tambo International Airport makes it suitable for business and leisure travellers. Enjoy breakfast and light meals at the chic Oriana restaurant or a sociable cocktail at The Silver Moon bar. Guests have access to the casino, dining, entertainment, convention and relaxation facilities of the Emperors Palace hotel, casino and convention resort.
Included: Breakfast daily at the hotel
The Sabi Sands is South Africa’s premier private game viewing destination. It was here that the southern African safari began and today this famous reserve offers exceptional game viewing and equally exceptional accommodations. Two perennial rivers, the Sabi and the Sand flow through this Game Park, sustaining the diverse fauna and flora of the area.
The success of leopard viewing within the Sabi Sands is legendary. Elephants, lion, rhino, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, zebra and a vast variety of antelope and other species can be closely observed in their natural environment.
After breakfast meet your guide in the foyer and transfer to your Game Lodges located in the Southern Sabi Sands, adjacent to the Kruger National Park. You will enjoy the next few days exploring the game reserve on safari.
Overnight: Lion Sands River Lodge View
River Lodge is the soul of The Lion Sands Game Reserve and has been built on the banks of the Sabie River, positioned on a site with trees dating back 800 years. Here you are invited to relax and experience African hospitality at its finest. The public areas at River Lodge offer guests the following: a private lounge and bar with fireplace, an outdoor safari lounge, 2 swimming pools (heated in winter), wooden viewing decks, a secluded bird hide, a magnificent River Deck built on the river, a conference room, Africology Health Spa & gymnasium, curio shop & both an indoor and open-air (Boma) dining area.
Breakfast at the Hotel
Lion Sands River Lodge includes:
Luxury accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, teas/coffees, mini bar in room, soft drinks, local brand beers, spirits & house wines, two game drives daily with qualified ranger & tracker, game drive refreshments, snacks, specified inclusive safari activities, WIFI in public areas. Tourism levy not charged at present
Cape Town is perched between the ocean and the mountain, with a national park as its heart, there is nowhere like
Cape Town. Cape Town, the Mother City, is the oldest city in South Africa Large numbers of tourists flock to Cape
Town to enjoy this unique city with its fascinating history, interesting culture, natural beauty, award winning wines
and laidback lifestyle. The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, one of the city’s main tourist attractions, offers the visitor a
unique shopping and holiday experience on a scenic working harbour. A visit to Cape Town is synonymous with a
visit to the peninsula south of the city, and for good reason. With pristine white-sand beaches, hundreds of
mountain trails, and numerous activities from surfing to paragliding to mountain biking, the accessibility, variety, and pure beauty of the great outdoors will keep nature lovers and outdoor adventurers occupied for hours, if not days.
After breakfast and your last game drive, you will be transferred back to the OR Tambo Airport for your flight to
Cape Town (flight included). On arrival in Cape Town meet your new guide who will assist you with your transfer to your hotel. You have the rest of the afternoon at leisure to relax.
Overnight: Victoria & Alfred Hotel
The Victoria and Alfred Hotel offers charming colonial ambience in a central, prestigious location on the pier-head of
the world’s most famous working harbour – the famed VA Waterfront. This exceptionally elegant hotel occupies a
converted historic warehouse and boasts 94 exquisitely designed contemporary rooms. If you are seeking luxurious
accommodation, world-class hospitality and spectacular views of table mountain, look no further than this
remarkable, historically rich, landmark hotel.
Included: Breakfast at the Hotel
Day 7: Victoria & Alfred Hotel, Cape Town
Today after breakfast you will be collected and enjoy a City tour ending with a trip up Table Mountain
Today enjoy a guided tour along the Cape Peninsula.
After breakfast check out from your lodge and transferred back to the OR Tambo Airport for your flight to Cape Town. On arrival in Cape Town you will meet your new English guide who will transfer you to your hotel. You have the rest of the afternoon at leisure to relax and explore.
Livingstone (Victoria Falls)
One of the original natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls is a World Heritage Site and an extremely popular tourism attraction. Known locally as ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ this spectacle is accessible from both Zambia and Zimbabwe and it is an ideal place to combine a game viewing and water sports. There is excellent fishing, a terrifying bungee jump and arguably the best commercial white water rafting in the world.
After breakfast you will be transferred back to the Cape Town Airport for your flight to Victoria Falls. Say good bye to your Cape Town Guide. On arrival, and after clearing customs and immigration, you will meet you English guide who will assist you with your transfer to the lodge. In the afternoon enjoy a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River.
Zambezi River Cruise
Guests are met by the boat staff and driven to the jetty on the Zambezi River for boarding. The boats meander
slowly upstream along the length of the Mosi-oa- Tunya National Park as you spot animals and birds from
comfortable chairs on cool wooden decks. Excellent food is served and the bar is well stocked with spirits, good
wines, beers and soft drinks.
Overnight: AVANI Victoria Falls Resort
AVANI Victoria Falls Resort features adobe-style architecture. Simple finishes highlight bright mosaics and fabrics and the intoxicating environment is characterised by ethnic wall stencils, timber and plaster ceilings, Zambian artworks and accessories. It is constructed in a series of eight buildings, consisting of the guest rooms, a central pavilion of restaurants and a fabulous convention centre. On the Zambian side of Victoria Falls, this 3 star hotel reflects the richness and diversity of the land’s heritage. The architecture was inspired by the timeless African tradition, and its unique styling will offer visitors the experience of truly being at the heart of Africa. The hotel has the feel of a old city, centuries old. It is comprised of open, organic buildings in earthy The 212 guest rooms are low-slung, open and airy. Each one spills out onto a cool landscaped pool area, while the restaurant and bar are focused around the central pool. colors with rambling clusters of rooms, punctuated by chimneys and towers. The two-storey en-suite rooms have air-conditioning, satellite color television, telephone, mini bar and mini safe, tea and coffee making facilities and fold out couches. Each room also features a private balcony. The hotel is located 10 km from
Livingstone International Airport in Zambia and 30 km from Victoria Falls International Airport in Zimbabwe.
Today enjoy a full day game drive in the Chobe National Park. Enjoy a guide Tour of the Falls on the Zambian side.
Victoria Falls – The Falls
One of the original natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls is breathtaking and not suprisingly a World
Heritage Site. Known locally as ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ this spectacle is accessible from both Zambia and
Zimbabwe. Unlike other waterfalls Victoria Falls has a natural catwalk across from the falls which provides for
Overnight: AVANI Victoria Falls Resort
Breakfast at the Lodge
Chobe Game Driver
In the morning enjoy a guided tour of the falls. You have the rest of the day at leisure.
You have the day at leisure to relax.
Day 12: Departure
After breakfast check out from your hotel and transferred back to the Livingstone Airport for your onward flight
Bring clothes that are cool, light and comfortable because summer temperatures can get well into the 30 – 40 degree Celsius range in some areas.Also bring an umbrella or raincoat during summer as this is when most of the country gets its rain, but don’t forget a swimming costume (bathing suit).
The winters are generally mild, comparing favorably with European summers. But there are days when temperatures dive, especially in high-lying areas such as the Drakensberg, so be prepared with jerseys and jackets. Cape Town gets its rain during the winter season so it’s advisable to bring rain gear along.
For the evening, if you are dining at an upmarket restaurant or seeing a show, smart-casual attire is recommended.
Standards of hygiene in relation to food health and safety in South Africa, are generally high in hotels, restaurants, pubs and nightspots. Tap water is safe to drink and cook with when taken from taps in urban areas. Not all tap water in rural areas is safe for consumption, so take precautions if necessary.
It is safe to eat fresh fruit, vegetables and salads, and put ice in your drinks. Fish, meat and chicken are of excellent quality, so there is no need to limit yourself when enjoying the local cuisine.
Restaurants are subject to food safety control legislation, which is implemented by local government. Regulations include certification and regular inspections by health inspectors to ensure hygienic standards are maintained.
Street food is not as common in South Africa as it is in other countries, although vendors selling traditional snacks and meals can be found in city centers and townships. Food safety in such instances cannot always be guaranteed.
In order to maintain an intimate, fully immersed experience, we are providing 5 travel options with each limited to a maximum of 50 travelers.
We are offering a 6-month installment plan for this excursion, beginning with an initial deposit. Book Now! Space is limited
Group 1 – April 1st – 9th (Adults only)
With option for Victoria Falls extension April 9th – 12th
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Group 2 – April 15th – 23nd
With option for Victoria Falls extension April 23nd – 26th
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Group 3 – April 29th – May 7th (Adults only)
With option for Victoria Falls extension May 7th – 10th
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Group 4 – May 13th – 21st
With option for Victoria Falls extension May 21st – 24th
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Group 5 – May 27th – June 4th (Adults only)
With option for Victoria Falls extension June 4th – 7th
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