10 days
from $4,999

GROUP SIZE   ?

16 people max

ACTIVITY LEVEL   ?

3

South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana: Cape Town to Victoria Falls

Winelands, wildlife and waterfalls


The beauty of Southern Africa will leave you breathless. Begin your adventure in the winelands of South Africa, explore amid the abundant wildlife in Kruger National Park and marvel at the power and majesty of Victoria Falls.

 

Tour Highlights

  • Spot the “Big 5” on multiple game drives

  • Sip on South African wines during a wine tour

  • Get up close to the magnificent Victoria Falls

Trip code: 10SAFRHIGH

Activity Level:
3

Unscripted experiences, insider access and authentic local flavors


Our team of travel specialists and local contacts have curated some of the best, most exclusive and authentic experiences, restaurants and accommodations in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana to truly immerse yourself in a way that wouldn't be possible in larger groups or just on your own.

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South African Highlights

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Details

  • Countries Visited: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana
  • Accommodation: Hotel (3 nights), Guest Lodge (1 night), Lodge (5 nights)
  • Single Supplement: Starting at $1,300
  • Transportation: Air-conditioned vehicle transfers throughout, Open-air Safari Vehicles; Domestic Flights
  • Airport Transfers: Arrival and Departure transfers are included
  • Meals: 9 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • Passengers: Maximum 16, Average 12

Day-by-day itinerary from Cape Town to Victoria Falls

Day 1: Cape Town
Welcome to South Africa! After connecting with your Local Leader and fellow travelers at the hotel, we head to the Bo-Kaap side of Cape Town to participate in an authentic Cape Malay cooking class in a local home. (d)

  • Our hotel in Cape Town: Cape Milner Hotel

Day 2: Cape Town
We travel along the Cape Peninsula today for a full day of sightseeing. Meandering through Simon’s Town and Fish Hoek, we drive along Chapman’s Peak out to Cape Point to view both the Indian and Atlantic oceans — stopping at Cape of Good Hope and Boulders Beach. (b)

  • Our hotel in Cape Town: Cape Milner Hotel

Day 3: Cape Town
After breakfast, we depart for a winelands tour. Here, we visit five different wine estates, combining both world-famous estates with hidden gems known only to locals. Enjoy a hearty lunch of local delicacies. The evening is at your leisure. (b, l)

  • Our hotel in Cape Town: Cape Milner Hotel

Day 4: Cape Town > Johannesburg
We fly to Johannesburg today. Upon arrival the afternoon is yours, unscripted. We join together tonight for a food tour exploring the Braamfontein neighborhood. (b, d)

  • Our guest lodge in Johannesburg: Melrose Place Guest Lodge

Day 5: Johannesburg > Kruger National Park
Today, we transfer to Kruger National Park, home to a vast array of flora and fauna. After enjoying lunch, we depart on an afternoon game drive. (b, l, d)

  • Our lodge in Kruger: Mjejane River Lodge

Day 6: Kruger National Park
Our adventure takes us into the Kruger National Park this morning in search of the “Big 5”. Keep your eyes peeled for the lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes and rhinos that call the park home. This evening, a sunset game drive through the Mjejane Reserve gives us another opportunity to spot these magnificent animals. (b, l, d)

  • Our lodge in Kruger: Mjejane River Lodge

Day 7: Kruger National Park > Victoria Falls
Today enjoy your final “Big 5” game activity. We return to the lodge for breakfast before departing to Zambia. Upon arrival in Livingstone, we transfer to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. (b)

  • Our lodge in Victoria Falls: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Day 8: Victoria Falls
A walking tour of Victoria Falls will leave you in awe. In the evening, enjoy an interactive African Boma dinner and drum show experience. (b, d)

  • Our lodge in Victoria Falls: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Day 9: Victoria Falls > Chobe National Park > Victoria Falls
This morning we head to Botswana to experience Chobe National Park on a boat cruise. The park is well-known for its large herds of elephants that frequent the Chobe River daily. (b, l)

  • Our lodge in Victoria Falls: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge

Day 10: Victoria Falls
Our journey comes to an end today. (b)

Things to know before traveling to South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana

CURRENCY:
When it comes to money matters on the trip, every traveler is a little different. You know your spending habits better than we do, so please budget a sensible amount for things like meals not included, drinks, shopping, optional activities, tipping and laundry. It’s always better to bring a little more than you think you’ll need.

Credit cards are generally accepted in tourist shops and some restaurants across Africa. Visa and MasterCard are generally preferred over American Express, Diners, etc. Smaller venues take cash only. Foreign currency is easily changed at exchange bureaus and they generally offer the best rates.

VACCINATIONS:
You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information or for any necessary vaccinations and anti-malarial requirements before departure. We recommend that you carry a first aid kit as well as any personal medical requirements (including a spare pair of glasses) as they may not easily be obtained at the locations on this trip.

YELLOW FEVER:
A valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required in many countries if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. You may need to present this on arrival at the airport or border crossing. Some countries will refuse entry if you are unable to present your certificate. It's also quite common for your home country to request a Yellow Fever certificate on your arrival back home.

It is your responsibility to check with your doctor well in advance of leaving home about the Yellow Fever requirements for the countries you'll be visiting.

DRINKING WATER:
As a rule we recommend you don't drink tap water, even in hotels, as it may contain much higher levels of different minerals than the water you are used to at home. For local people this is not a problem as their bodies are used to this and can cope, but for visitors drinking the tap water can result in illness. Generally this isn't serious, an upset stomach being the only symptom, but it's enough to spoil a day or two of your holiday. Many hotels and lodges provide safe drinking water, while bottled water is another alternative.

Water consumption should be about two liters a day. Re-hydration salts, motion sickness tablets, and diarrhea blockers are available from many pharmacies.

WINTER MONTHS:
Yes it is Africa, however the winter months can be very cold. Please bring a warm sleeping bag as well as warm winter clothing such as a wool pullover, jacket and woolly hat. It's also a good idea to check the weather reports prior to travel.

CONSERVATIVE DRESS FOR WOMEN:
In many parts of Africa women travelers should dress modestly as there is a wide range of cultural differences. Wear skirts or shorts that reach just above the knee and tops that cover shoulders at a minimum. If visiting coastal areas wear a cover-up when you step off the beaches.

PLASTIC BAG BANS ACROSS AFRICA:
While Namibia holds people liable to a fine of N$500 or imprisonment for entering Game Parks with a plastic bag, Botswana has announced a countrywide ban on plastic bags to come into effect on 1 November 2018. The ban will make the importing, trading and commercial use of plastic bags a criminal offence. Exceptions will be made for plastics that are essential for health and hygiene. With these announcements, Botswana and Namibia join other African countries such as Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tunisia, Morocco, Rwanda, Uganda, Somalia and Eritrea that have banned plastic bags. South Africa imposed a levy on plastic bags in 2004 but they have not yet been banned.

Many countries are strictly enforcing this and have been searching luggage at border points. Camping stores are good for obtaining waterproof reusable bags, for dirty laundry etc, prior to departure.

VISAS:
Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveler. Entry requirements can change at any time, so it’s important that you check for the latest information. Please visit the relevant consular website of the country or countries you’re visiting for detailed and up-to-date visa information specific to your nationality. Your consultant will also be happy to point you in the right direction with acquiring visas. Visas can take several weeks to process, so familiarize yourself with any requirements as soon as you have booked your trip to allow for processing time.

TRAVEL INSURANCE:
Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. Please ask your travel agent or Club Adventures team member for insurance options at time of booking.

Add-ons available before and after your trip to see the most of South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana

Pre-Night Add-ons

CAPE TOWN Double: $400 per room; Single: $250


Post-Night Add-ons

VICTORIA FALLS Double: $650 per room; Single: $430


Optional Tours

We’ve already included everything you need to see! While there are no optional tours on this tour, your Local Leader can always point you in the right direction for you to write your own adventure.


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