GO UP

Explore Southern Africa | October 8th, 2024

Price $9399 $8999 16 Days/14 Nights
Scroll down

Explore Southern Africa | October 8th, 2024

$9399 $8999 per person
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
*Prices are CAD per person, based on 2 people sharing and reflects early booking discount (land and domestic flights)
Single Supplement: $1500 CAD (If you’re a single traveler and looking to be matched up with a roommate (of the same gender), please reach out to us for details)
*Rates are based on 10 or more travelers. If less than 10 travelers we will provide the supplemental cost and you will have the option to continue or cancel with a full refund.

Featuring South Africa & Victoria Falls – Wildlife, Wineries & Waterfalls: October 8th to 23rd, 2024

Trip Merchant Journeys – Small Group Departure 16 to 24 Guests

South Africa is one of our favourite travel destinations. We visited South Africa on separate occasions and we are excited to return. South Africa is known as the Rainbow Nation with 11 official languages. When travelling throughout this destination it feels like visiting 7 continents in 1 because of the dramatically different scenery and ecosystems that exist. South Africa has the most well developed infrastructure on the continent and the 3rd most potable water supply on the planet. This trip will appeal to a variety of travelers with diverse interests: Safaris, wineries, excellent restaurants, colonial cities and spectacular natural scenery!

We cap off our trip of a lifetime with one of the great natural wonders of the world – Victoria Falls!

We hope you will join us!

Highlights:
  •  4 Nights in Cape Town at the Portswood Hotel located adjacent to the famed Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
  • Gondola trip to the top of Table Mountain
  • 3 Nights in Stellenbosch known as the wine region of South Africa
  • 3 Nights at the Kapama River Lodge within the Kapama Private Game Reserve
  • 5 Included Safari Game Drives to see the Big 5
  • Witness some of the most dramatic scenery in South Africa with a drive along the Panorama Route
  • 1 Night Hazy View – Hippo Hollow Country Estate
  • 3 Nights at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
What’s Included:

All sightseeing and meals as per itinerary (25 meals), domestic flights within South Africa and Zimbabwe (Cape Town to Hoedspruit | Kruger to Victoria Falls), all tipping for driver and guides, all entrance fees as per itinerary, arrival and departure transfers, private English Speaking guides throughout the entire trip, local specialty guides, all taxes

Not Included: 

International airfare

*Trip Merchant is happy to assist you with booking the international airfare from your preferred Canadian air gateway

Out of Country Cancellation and Medical Insurance is mandatory (proof of insurance coverage will be required)

Optional Pre and Post Extensions:

**Johannesburg, Rovos Rail and Cape Town Pre Extension (scroll down and click on this extension to view full itinerary). This extension operates as a pre extension.

*2 Night Post Extension to Chobe National Park: Click on “Itinerary Tab” to view and scroll down to Day 16.

Or

*4 Night Post Extension to Chobe National Park and Okavango Delta (scroll down and click on this extension to view full itinerary)

*$500 CAD per person deposit due by December 1st, 2023

**25% deposit due at time of booking


8 Day/7 Nights Jo’Burg, Cape Town and Rovos Rail Pre Extension – $3799 CAD per person based on twin share in a Pullman Suite – Upgrades Available (Rates based on 2 or more guests traveling) 25% deposit due within 7 days of reserving space, remaining balance due at final payment (July 9th, 2024). *Deposits and final payment are non-refundable once made. 


Includes: 

• Meet and Greet: Johannesburg – Silver Welcome
• Transfer from OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) to Da Vinci On Nelson Mandela Square
• 2 night(s) Accommodation at Da Vinci On Nelson Mandela Square in a Standard Room on a Bed and Breakfast
basis.
• Scheduled Guided Half Day Johannesburg & Soweto Highlights Tour
• Transfer from Da Vinci On Nelson Mandela Square to Capital Park Railway Station (Rovos Rail)
• Transfer from Rovos Rail Cape Town station to Portswood (The)
• 2 night(s) Accommodation at The Portswood Hotel in a Standard Room on a Bed and Breakfast basis.
• Transportation as per itinerary above

Rovos Rail Portion Includes: 3 Nights Accommodation onboard the train; all meals; all beverages on board; room service; limited laundry service; excursions accompanied by a qualified guide (where applicable); entrance fees as per itinerary; government tax, all gratuities, transfers

Excludes: Off-train beverages; international/French Champagne, personal expenses


Wednesday, October 2nd: Arrival into Johannesburg. Transfer to Hotel. Evening at leisure. 



Upon arrival off your flight at OR Tambo International Airport, the Cullinan Holdings Guest Services team will meet and assist you to your transfer representative.

Meet and Greet Silver Service: 

A warm and friendly African welcome with our Silver Service! A handover and explanation of the guests travel documentation, assistance with answering any questions that guests may have regarding their travel arrangements, arrangement of porters if requested by guest (for guests own account), assisting guests to their onward travel arrangements. Please note that there may be other passengers coming off the same flight in which case guests will be gathered together before being assisted to their onward arrangements.

You will be assisted to your transfer vehicle. An English-speaking driver will then transfer you to The Capital Melrose Hotel, where you will overnight for 2 nights. 

Johannesburg is situated in the province of Gauteng, and is home to the world’s biggest urban forest of approximately 10 million trees. Johannesburg is a massive city where opposites collide to create an interesting city of contradictions and extraordinary charm. The city is the economic powerhouse of South Africa, and as a result has some of the most high- end shops and restaurants in the country. This urban sophistication stands in stark contrast with the many local street vendors and informal African spaza shops. The city has a surprisingly diverse range of activities on offer: Popular stops include the sobering Apartheid Museum, Constitution Hill, Nelson Mandela Square, and Sandton City. Townships tours are recommended and Maboneng Precinct, east of the city. Maboneng means ‘place of light’ and this district is becoming known as Johannesburg’s centre of creativity for urban artists.


Accommodation: The Capital Melrose in a Standard Room on a Bed and Breakfast basis (Superior)

Includes: Breakfast, Wifi, cleaning service, secure parking, complimentary scheduled shuttle service within a 5km radius of hotel.



The Capital Melrose is an urban and chic apartment style hotel in the Melrose Arch precinct of Johannesburg. This is where you can experience upmarket shopping as well as upmarket dining at a range of options that will have you entertained for ages. The hotel itself offers a serene space away from the hustle and bustle as well as a well-equipped gym and swimming pool. There is also a bar to unwind and relax at while sipping sundowners.


Meals: No meals included


Thursday, October 3rd: Private Guided Full Day Johannesburg and Soweto Tour 



Discover the history of Johannesburg, the city of gold, and experience the vibrant
neighbourhood life of Soweto. Visit Constitution Hill, the Constitutional Court
and site of Johannesburgs Old Fort Prison, Walter Sisulu Square – Kliptown Open
Air Museum and the Hector Pieterson Memorial. View the iconic Soweto Towers
and experience the buzzle of Vilikazi Street and an authentic street market. Vilakazi Street, the only street in the world that was home to two Noble Peace Prize Winners, Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

You will be returned to your hotel afterwards for the rest of the day to be spent at leisure


Accommodation: The Capital Melrose in a Standard Room on a Bed and Breakfast basis (Superior)

Includes: Breakfast, Wifi, cleaning service, secure parking, complimentary scheduled shuttle service within a 5km radius of hotel.


Meals: Breakfast Included


Friday, October 4th: Departure transfer from Johannesburg to Pretoria Rovos Rail Station – To Begin Your 4 Day/3 Night Journey across South Africa on “The Most Luxurious Train Journey in the World”



  


Since its establishment in 1989, Rovos Rail has earned an international reputation for its truly world-class travel experiences. Step aboard the classic wood-panelled coaches and sit back as some of the most varied scenery imaginable unfolds beyond the windows. With discreet and friendly service, five-star cuisine and a selection of South Africa’s finest wines, Rovos Rail harks back to a simpler, more elegant era encompassing the timeless grace and high romance of African exploration.



This meander is a perfect illustration of South Africa as a world in one country. Travel the grasslands of the gold-rich Highveld to the haunting barrenness of the Great Karoo; trundle through the spectacular mountain ranges and scenic winelands of the Cape. Journey’s end is Cape Town, the Mother City of South Africa, cradled by the imposing bulk of Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head. Highlights of the north- and southbound routes include a visit to the historic village of Matjiesfontein, an authentically preserved Victorian Village founded as a refreshment stop in 1890, which also boasts an impressive museum on the platform. Another stop is made in Kimberley to visit the Diamond Mine Museum and the world’s largest man-made excavation, the Big Hole.


Commence your journey in style as you do a meet and greet at the Rovos Rail station lounge, while enjoying canapes and champagne.



11:00 AM – Depart Rovos Rail Station, Pretoria. Travel across the goldfields of the Witwatersrand. Guests may freshen up in their suites before joining fellow travelers in the lounge car and observation car.


1:00 PM –  Lunch is served in the dining cars.


4:30 PM: Tea is served in the lounge and observation cars.


7:30 PM: Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Klerksdorp. Overnight on board. Overnight on board. Dress: Formal


Perhaps head to the Bar Car to enjoy a night cap this evening?


Saturday, October 5th: Kimberley 



7.00 AM – Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10:00.
Enjoy a tour of Kimberley’s Diamond Mine Museum and the Big Hole. Capital of the Northern Cape, Kimberley is well known for the discovery of diamonds that led to its establishment in 1871.


12:30 PM – Lunch is served in the dining cars. Enjoy a tour of Kimberley’s Diamond Mine Museum and the Big Hole. Capital of the Northern Cape, Kimberley is well
known for the discovery of diamonds that led to its establishment in 1871.

7:30 PM – Dinner is served in the dining cars en route to Gemsbok. Overnight on board. Dress: Formal


Sunday, October 6th: Matjiesfontein  


7:00 AM – Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 10:00. The train travels through the Karoo, a vast semi-desert region that was once an enormous inland sea. Over millions of years, volcanic matter was ground down and deposited as silt upon the seabed to form what geologists call the Karoo system.




12:30 PM – Lunch is served in the dining cars. After lunch, there is a chance for guests to disembark the train at Whitehill Siding and walk
the 5km into Matjiesfontein. A member of staff will accompany the group.
Disembark at Matjiesfontein for an opportunity to stroll through the historic village. Of special interest is the museum on the platform and a collection of historic cars and railway carriages to the right of the Lord Milner Hotel.


4:30 PM – Tea in the lounge and observation cars. About an hour after Matjiesfontein, the train arrives at the first of four tunnels on the pass. The first tunnel is 13.5km long so guests are to be careful when walking through the train and may wish to turn on necessary lights.


7:30 PM – Dinner is served as the train climbs ±750m down the escarpment towards Worcester. Dress: Formal


Monday, October 7th: Cape Town


7.00 AM – Breakfast is served in the dining cars until 09:30. The train travels through the Hex River Valley.


10:00 AM – Arrive at journey’s end at Cape Town Station.

Upon arrival in Cape Town off your Rovos Rail Journey, you will be met and assisted to your transfer vehicle and taken to the Portswood Hotel where you will enjoy 2 nights prior to the main tour commencing. An English-speaking driver will transfer you to your hotel. 



Discover the history of Johannesburg, the city of gold, and experience the vibrant
neighbourhood life of Soweto. Visit Constitution Hill, the Constitutional Court
and site of Johannesburgs Old Fort Prison, Walter Sisulu Square – Kliptown Open
Air Museum and the Hector Pieterson Memorial. View the iconic Soweto Towers
and experience the buzzle of Vilikazi Street and an authentic street market. Vilakazi Street, the only street in the world that was home to two Noble Peace Prize Winners, Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

You will be returned to your hotel afterwards for the rest of the day to be spent at leisure


Accommodation: The Portswood Hotel in a Standard Room on a Bed and Breakfast basis (Superior)


Meals: Breakfast Included


Tuesday, October 8th: Full Day of Leisure in Cape Town 



Enjoy a full day of leisure in Cape Town. There are plenty of things to see and do while staying right in the heart of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. Perhaps do the Robben Island Excursion or enjoy many of the great restaurants, lounges and pubs that are walking distance from your hotel.


Accommodation: The Portswood Hotel in a Standard Room on a Bed and Breakfast basis (Superior)


Meals: Breakfast Included


Wednesday, October 9th: Your main tour of “Explore Southern Africa” begins today in Cape Town 



You will have another full day of leisure to explore the city as other travelers arrive today to join this tour.


Accommodation: The Portswood Hotel in a Standard Room on a Bed and Breakfast basis (Superior)


Meals: Breakfast Included


Suite Categories: 


Pullman: Included | 76 Sq. Ft
The wood-panelled sleeper coaches, remodelled and refurbished to mint condition, offer every modern convenience and comfort with fittings and facilities that are of the highest standard. The Pullmans, used on our short journeys, accommodate one or two passengers and have an en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet and basin. During the day, the suites have a comfortable sofa-seat with a conversion to double or twin beds (side-by-side or upper and lower bunks) for the evening. A dedicated host/ess is available at all times and services the suites daily. Suite configurations are subject to availability. 


Deluxe: +$1200 CAD per person | 108 Sq Ft. 
The wood-panelled sleeper coaches, remodelled and refurbished to mint condition, offer every modern convenience and comfort with fittings and facilities that are of the highest standard. The Deluxes accommodate one or two passengers in double or twin beds and have their own lounge area and en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet and basin. A dedicated host/ess is available at all times and services the suites daily. Suite configurations are subject to availability. 


Royal: +$2700 CAD per person | 172 Sq Ft 
The wood-panelled sleeper coaches, remodelled and refurbished to mint condition, offer every modern convenience and comfort with fittings and facilities that are of the highest standard. The Royals each take up half a carriage with their own private lounge area and en-suite bathroom with Victorian bath, separate shower, toilet and basin. They accommodate one or two passengers in double or twin beds. A dedicated host/ess is available at all times and services the suites daily. Suite configurations are subject to availability. 



5 Day/4 Night Chobe and Okavango Delta Post Extension – $5299 CAD per person based on twin share | Add $1000 CAD for Single Occupancy

Terms and Conditions:

$500 CAD per person deposit due by December 1st, 2023 (100% non-refundable)

Final Balance Due: July 8th, 2024 (100% non-refundable after final payment)


Includes: 

• Transfer from Victoria Falls Safari Lodge to Chobe Bush Lodge
• 2 Nights accommodation at Chobe Bush Lodge on a Fullboard plus 2 Activities (2 Night Deluxe Package) in a Safari Room + 3 Days Game Park Fees + 2 Boat Cruises + 2 Game Drives (Chobe Bush Lodge: all meals are included, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Alcoholic drinks are additional)
• 2 night(s) Accommodation at Camp Okavango in a Suite on a Fully Inclusive basis (all meals, wines, beer, spirits, premium drinks excluded (ie French Champagne, etc)
• Desert and Delta Safaris: all transfers and roundtrip charter flight between Camp Okavango and Kasane Airport

*This extension will not be fully guided. There will be local representatives that will arrange all transfers/activities. Vouchers for all safari activities will be provided upon check in. 

Not Included:

• Anything not listed as an inclusion above
• Gratuities for meals, tourist guides, drivers, game rangers and trackers
• Personal expenses such as alcoholic and other beverages, telephone calls and laundry
• Any other services not mentioned above
• Porterage


Wednesday, October 23rd: Transfer from Victoria Falls to Kasane, Botswana. Arrival into Kasane, Botswana. Transfer to Chobe Bush Lodge. Afternoon boat safari. Evening at leisure. 



After breakfast and check out, an English speaking driver will collect you from Victoria Falls Safari Lodge to transfer you to Chobe Bush Lodge, where you will overnight for 2 nights. Chobe National Park is undoubtedly one of the best safari destinations in the world.



This land is famed for its gentle giants, the African elephant and is where you will find the largest concentration of them in Africa. The abundance of wildlife in this reserve is truly prolific and it’s all centred around the Chobe River and in Africa, where there is water, there is life. The Chobe National Park also affords a unique way to experience the African wilds on a river safari. The river is populated with hippo and crocodile and an overwhelming amount of birdlife that has photographers from all over the world itching to get a shot of the many rare species. When on land, sightings of lion and leopard are commonplace. This is the ideal location for an authentic and soul-stirring safari adventure. This afternoon take part in an included boat safari on the Chobe River.




Accommodation:

Chobe Bush Lodge (Luxury Room), Chobe National Park, Botswana (Superior)



Set in Kasane on the border of Botswana’s beautiful and world-renowned Chobe National Park, Chobe Bush Lodge provides a range of accommodation options. The lodge is a mere 150m from the Chobe River and provides easy access into the game-filled park itself. This is the place to dive into a safari adventure with everything from game drives and boat cruises to fishing excursions, day trips to the famous Victoria Falls and more at your fingertips. It might be difficult to leave the grounds of the lodge itself with its swimming pool and surrounding deck, upmarket cocktail and Sedudu bars and health and beauty offerings. However, a sunset or dinner cruise on the Chobe River is highly recommended and game drives are almost compulsory… The largest concentration of elephants lives here, as do a host of other mammals and predators.



Meals Provided: Lunch, Dinner


Thursday, October 24th: Chobe National Park



Enjoy all your meals included today at the lodge. This morning awaken early for your included game drive.




This afternoon enjoy another boat cruise on the Chobe River. .





Accommodation:

Chobe Bush Lodge (Luxury Room), Chobe National Park, Botswana (Superior)




Meals Provided: All meals Included | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Friday, October 25th: After breakfast and check out, Chobe Bush Lodge will transfer you back to Kasane Airport, where you will check in for
your light aircraft flight to Camp Okavango, where you will overnight for 2 nights (flight is included) 



The magic of the Okavango Delta is famous for being the worlds largest inland delta. Some parts are only accessible by air, hence this area promises a pristine and remote African experience. The Moremi Game Reserve is a bird-watchers paradise and the stark, dramatic landscapes of the Kalahari Desert and the iconic Makgadikgadi Salt Pans promise an experience unlike any other.




An enchanting camp set on the beautiful and remote Nxaragha Island in Botswanas famed Okavango Delta, Camp. Okavango promises an unusual African safari experience in the worlds largest delta with its maze of lagoons, lakes and
meandering channels. Guests will stay in customized East African-styled safari tents set on raised teak platforms. The Okavango Suite, a thatched cottage, offers even more privacy and luxury for honeymooners. The main lodge, with an
expansive veranda, is home to the library, lounge and cocktail bar, as well as the dining room. The sundeck with sparkling plunge pool is a great place to escape the heat of the day and the secluded bird-viewing hide set over the watering hole
promises close-up wildlife encounters. Guests can explore the area by mokoro or motorboat, go fishing for bream and tiger fish or opt for guided nature walks to surrounding islands. Access is via charter flight from Maun International Airport.




Accommodation:

Camp Okavango in a Suite on a Fully Inclusive basis.(Luxury)

Includes: National Park Fees, All Meals, Government Tax, Laundry, Government Levies, Local Spirits, Scheduled activities, Wines, Refreshments



Meals Provided: All meals Included | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Saturday, October 26th:  Okavango Delta  



Enjoy a full day of activities here in the Okavango Delta.

Water-based game-viewing activities at Camp Okavango are conducted by experienced professional guides who will expertly navigate guests through the many meandering, reed-lined waterways. Roam the vast expanses of water from the comfort of a modern motorboat or explore the intricacies of the Okavango Delta the old fashioned way, in the traditional contours of the Mokoro (canoe).

For those looking to get a little closer to nature, guided bush walks are conducted on a number of the nearby islands, offering an opportunity to track some of the larger land-based species that inhabit this water wilderness. Bird-watching opportunities at Camp Okavango are outstanding, and fishing for bream and tiger fish is also offered as an activity.





Accommodation:

Camp Okavango in a Suite on a Fully Inclusive basis.(Luxury)

Includes: National Park Fees, All Meals, Government Tax, Laundry, Government Levies, Local Spirits, Scheduled activities, Wines, Refreshments



Meals Provided: All meals Included | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Sunday, October 27th: Depart for flight back to Kasane, Botswana


After breakfast and check out, you will board your light aircraft flight back to Kasane Airport (flight is included). Once in Kasane you will continue your onward journey back home.


Meals Provided: Breakfast


Passport Requirements:

Passports should be valid for a minimum of six months beyond the completion of your international travel.  Failure to have the proper validity will result in denied boarding.

  • Passengers traveling to South Africa will need at least 2 blank pages in their passports to allow for the entry stamp issued and the pages MUST be facing each other. Failure to comply with this law will result in denied boarding of your international flight.
  • Passengers will need five additional blank unused pages; two pages for Zimbabwe and three pages for Botswana.

Required blank passport pages do not include those reserved for amendments and endorsements at the back of your passport.

Visa Requirements:

South Africa: Canadian citizens do not need a tourist visa to enter South Africa. Upon arrival immigration officials will issue a temporary resident visa (TRV)

Entry into South Africa:  You MUST have 2 blank pages facing each other in order to allow for the entry stamp into South Africa.  Failure to comply with this law will result in denied boarding for your international flight.

Victoria Falls: Visitor visas will be issued to Canadian citizens upon arrival in Zimbabwe. You can expect to pay approximately $58 USD ($75 CAD) for a single-entry visa. (rate is subject to change)

Botswana:  Only applicable for the Chobe day trip excursion or the post extension to Botswana:  A tourist visa is not required for Botswana however Canadian Citizens are required to purchase 2 single entry visas for Zimbabwe at a cost of $58 USD ($75 CAD) each, in order to participate in the optional day trip as you will be crossing back into Zimbabwe.  If you are NOT participating in the optional day trip but purchasing the optional 4 night post extension to Botswana only a single entry visa will be required for Zimbabwe as you will be flying home from Kasane airport in Botswana which will connect back though Johannesburg rather than Zimbabwe.

The Zimbabwe visa(s) must be paid in U.S. dollars and new, crisp bills will only be accepted.  The bills cannot have any tears or wrinkles.

Terms and Conditions:

$500 per person deposit | If you cancel by December 1st, 2023, then $250 per person is refunded and the remaining $250 per person becomes a Future Travel Credit to be used on any TMJ group departure up to 2 years beyond original date of travel. Deposit becomes 100% non-refundable and cannot be converted to a Future Travel Credit after December 1st, 2023

The internal flights are included in your packaged rate. Another deposit of $1000 will be due by February 1st, 2024. This deposit will be 100% non-refundable once paid.

Final Balance due July 9th, 2024 (100% non-refundable after final payment)

*Rates are based on 10 or more passengers traveling. 

Call for assistance: 1-800-481-9739 ext 3
Mention Group Booking Number: TMJSA10904
  • Destination
  • Arrival City
    Cape Town, South Africa
  • Departure City
    Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • Activity Level
    This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs, or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.
  • Passenger Limit
    24 pax
1
Tuesday, October 8th, 2024: Depart from Home/Begin your overnight Flight to South Africa

Begin your journey from Canada, as you depart from your desired airport gateway. Various flight options exist, however we recommend KLM connecting through Amsterdam or Air France connecting through Paris before continuing on to Cape Town, South Africa.
2
Wednesday, October 9th: Arrival to Cape Town and Transfer to Hotel

Upon arrival into Cape Town, you will be met by a representative who will greet you with fresh, cold water to welcome you to the beautiful city of Cape Town.  You will then be transferred by motor coach to the Portswood Hotel - your home for the next 4 nights. This property is in a perfect location in the heart of Cape Town, with direct access to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure as you catch up on rest from your journey. Enjoy the outdoor pool at your hotel or perhaps walk over to a local restaurant as you admire the views of Table Mountain.
Cape Town is addictive and inspires discovery and has been voted as the best place in the world to visit by the New York Times. This vibrant multicultural city is a healthy mix of urban and convenient living, vibey day and night spots, nature and relaxation as well as the ocean and white sand beaches at your fingertips. Ride the revolving cable car to the sky on Table Mountain; shop at the V&A Waterfront, one of Africa’s premier shopping destinations; stand on the edge of the world at Cape Point or delve into South Africa’s past at Robben Island, the prison that once held one of the world’s greatest heroes, Nelson Mandela. The “Mother City”, the “Green City”, the “Tavern of the Seas"…whatever name you give it, it stays beautiful and beckons to be explored—the more, the better.
Accommodation: Portswood Hotel, Cape Town (Deluxe)

The Portswood Hotel is in the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. It has the highlights of the city at its fingertips. The hotel has particular historical significance as the lobby was built around the well and cells for prisoners that were en-route to Robben Island. Today, it retains and honours the memory of its past while offering comfortable accommodation and exclusive amenities. The hotel features a restaurant, a swimming pool, a bar and a business centre. The hotel’s on-site restaurant, the Quarterdeck, specialises in Cape Malay/Malaysian/Indonesian infused cuisine and excellent South African cuisine can be enjoyed on the terrace overlooking the pool.
3
Thursday, October 10th: Cape Town: Day at leisure | Champagne Cruise and Welcome Dinner on the Waterfront

After a leisurely breakfast join your tour manager at 10 am for a welcome briefing. The exact location and details will be provided later. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Optional Excursion: Robben Island: You can book this directly at the Robben Island Ticket Centre located only a few minutes walk from your hotel. The Cost is 600 Rand and operates and has the following times available: 9 AM, 11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM

Please Note: Robben Island requires guests to produce a form of identification when they purchase a ticket and board a ferry when visiting the island. All visitors are required to provide either an identification document, passport, birth certificate or drivers license. Copies of these documents will be accepted. Boats depart from the Nelson Mandela Gateway at the V&A Waterfront and head to one of the most famous prisons in the world. This is where South Africa’s father of the nation spent 18 years, the legend of a man, Nelson Mandela. Guests will disembark at Murray’s Harbour on the east coast of the island and take a short walk to buses that will transport them to all of the historically significant sites. The tour guides inside the prison today, are former political prisoners and their knowledge of this island is unparalleled and adds a unique cultural layer to this experience. This tour culminates with a viewing of Nelson Mandela’s cell. *FERRY OPERATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO WEATHER DELAYS OR CANCELLATIONS.

*Highlight Dinner* this evening we will board a Champagne Cruise to enjoy all the beauty of Cape Town from the water! This 90 minute cruise will provide many wonderful photo opportunities of the city and Table Mountain as you enjoy your glass of sparkling wine.

As we get close to sunset we will disembark and enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant on the waterfront!
Accommodation: Portswood Hotel, Cape Town (Deluxe)

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Dinner
 
4
Friday, October 11th: Cape Town: Table Mountain Gondola and City Tour

After breakfast we set out for our morning Table Mountain excursion, Cape Town City Tour and Kirstenbosch Gardens. Table Mountain: This morning we will begin our excursion to Table Mountain. Guests will take a trip to the top of the world, high above the clouds on the famous Table Mountain. Table Mountain is an icon in Cape Town and is most likely the most photographed landmark in the country. Table Mountain has been named as on the seven wonders of nature and attracts millions over visitors from all across the globe, in fact, since the opening of the aerial cableway in 1929, more than 22 million people have taken the trip to the top. At the upper cable station, guests will find a restaurant and a curio shop as well as some footpaths for exploration.

Cape Town City Tour: Explore South Africa’s exciting ‘Mother City’ on this guided tour of the historical and cultural sights of Cape Town. We will step into the rich history of the city passing by key historical monuments and places of interest, such as the impressive Castle of Good Hope and Cape Town City Hall. The tour stops at the beautiful St. George’s Cathedral, passes the through the lush Company Gardens, and explores a cultural hub of Cape Town, the Bo-Kaap, also known as the Cape Malay quarter. A tour of this vibrant city, home to street markets of every kind, cosmopolitan and rustic eateries, and a host of cultures is an unforgettable experience.

Kirstenbosch Gardens: Explore the diverse beauty of Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, which is set up against Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain looking onto the city. There are plenty of spaces to picnic among the rich and varied displays of southern Africa’s plant life (more than 7,000 species are planted) and a restaurant on site. It is the first botanical garden to be included within a natural World Heritage site. Paths are set out throughout the garden allowing visitors to easily wander past the natural displays. The remainder of your day is at your leisure
Accommodation: Portswood Hotel, Cape Town (Deluxe)

Meals Provided: Breakfast
 
5
Saturday, October 12th: Cape Town: Full Day Cape Peninsula

After breakfast we will be picked up from our hotel for our Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour. The tour includes the below sight seeing opportunities.

Hout Bay Harbour: Step into the working harbour of Hout Bay at the end of Cape Town’s Atlantic seaboard for an authentic fishing village experience from the colourful fishing boats moored on the dock to the range of fish markets, restaurants, street markets and shops set overlooking the bay. Indulge in fresh seafood, fabulous views, adventure activities and shopping experiences – everything from jewellery and maritime artefacts to seashells and more. The beach stretches from here to Chapman’s Peak in the east.
Chapman's Peak (weather permitting): Locals call this famous scenic drive that winds its way between Hout Bay and Noordhoek on Cape Town’s stunning Atlantic Ocean coastline “Chappies”. The toll route stretches nine kilometres along the coast taking over 100 curves in a road carved out by prisoners of war in the mid-1910s over a seven-year period. On the one side are towering cliffs and on the other a steep drop to the ocean. A favourite with visitors and locals alike for scenic hikes, cycles and drives, as well as picnicking.

Boulders Beach (Penguins): The sheltered Simon’s Town beach of Boulders Beach is the home of an endangered land-based colony of African penguins (over 2,000 of them), as well as a favourite swimming and beach destination for locals and international travellers. One can walk between the three pristine and sheltered beaches on boardwalks, which also link to the penguin-viewing area offering fantastic sightings of these unique and endearing animals in their natural habitat.

Cape Of Good Hope: The famous Cape of Good Hope nature reserve, a World Heritage site, is set at the end of Cape Town’s south peninsula. Take a trip via funicular to the lighthouse at 286 metres above sea level (built to which warns ships they are approaching the feared “Cape of Storms”), stroll along the cliff paths or venture down the steep slopes to the stunning white-sand beaches below. The reserve is home to a variety of small wildlife and is a favoured picnicking, fishing (with a permit) and hiking destination with its rich plant biodiversity and inspiring landscapes.
Cape Point Funicular: The Flying Dutchman Funicular takes passengers uphill from the car park of the Cape Point Nature Reserve (a Natural World Heritage Site) to the old lighthouse sited at 249m overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The views from the lighthouse are spectacular and the air, coming off the Antarctic, is among the purest in the world. The funicular is believed to be the only commercial one of its kind in Africa and is named after a local legend of a ghost ship. The short three-minute trip passes through 585m of dense fynbos and over rocks to the upper lighthouse. The two cars can carry 40 passengers at a time and trips run continuously. You will return to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.
Accommodation: Portswood Hotel, Cape Town (Deluxe)
Meals Provided: Breakfast
 
6
Sunday, October 13th: Cape Town to Stellenbosch

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your hotel. At 11:00am we will transfer to Stellenbosch (40 minute drive approx). We will overnight at the Oude Werf Hotel for the next three nights. Upon arrival we will enjoy an included lunch at a local restaurant with a glass or wine or beer included.

Encompassing a huge region across the Western Cape, stretching up the West Coast, up and east into the Klein Karoo, and right down into the Hermanus and Overberg regions, the Cape Winelands is a profoundly special place. Set in and amongst quaint and traditional Cape Dutch houses, magical trees and vineyards and majestic mountain surroundings, you might think you are in Bordeaux when in fact you have found a truly South African piece of heaven. The country's famed and best known wine regions are Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek. The numerous wine farms offer something for every taste and style.
Stellenbosch, your home for the next 3 nights, is often described as the crown jewel of the Cape Winelands. It is a world class wine, art and hospitality destination and has exceptional examples of Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian architecture along its oak-lined streets. It is the second oldest town in South Africa and was founded in 1679; it also boasts being the oldest wine route in the country. Stellenbosch also has a youthful exuberance thanks to the prestigious University. Today, it has a wealth of wine estates that beckon with the promise of pleasing palates as well as art galleries, designer boutiques and fascinating museums. Gastronomy is an art form in Stellenbosch and plates are usually masterpieces of passion and creativity. Stellenbosch is an aesthetic beauty and there are a number of hiking trails in the Jonkershoek Nature Reserve for those that want to immerse themselves in the landscape.
Accommodation: Oude Werf Hotel, Stellenbosch (Deluxe)

Oude Werf is Stellenbosch’s oldest hotel and dates back to 1802, when it was built on the site of Stellenbosch’s first church. Oude Werf has beautifully combined the charm and grace of the old world with the style and contemporary elements of the new world. It is in the heart of the town, with its ancient oak tree lined avenues and gives you a sense of time slowing from a maddening pace. The hotel’s restaurant has been built around a tree that juts out and through the structure, next to a quaint courtyard. You can expect flavourful cuisine paired with the wines that this region is internationally recognised for. There is a lounge and a bar and shady gardens with a sparkling swimming pool for whiling away relaxed hours.

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch
 
7
Monday, October 14th: Stellenbosch: Winelands Tour and Lunch

After breakfast we will depart for our full day Winelands Tour.  A visit to the Cape is not complete with experiencing the attractions of the Cape Winelands and we experience some beautiful local wineries in the region.  This is South Africa’s golden triangle for winemaking and the region is known for its reds, whites, blends and bubblies, along with stunning locations, fabulous food and hospitable people. We will enjoy a included lunch with wine at a local wine estate.  We will be returned to our hotel afterwards for the rest of the evening to be spent at leisure.
Accommodation: Oude Werf Hotel, Stellenbosch (Deluxe)

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch
 
8
Tuesday, October 15th: Stellenbosch - Day of Leisure
Today is a full day at leisure.

Optional Excursion: Hermanus Whale Watching Day trip including lunch and wine tasting: $xxx CAD (requires a minimum of 10 to operate). Includes: • Full Day Coach with English speaking driver • Whale Watching Boat trip • Lunch at a local restaurant (drinks for own account) • Wine tasting at a local cellar • Transportation as per itinerary. Those interested in signing up for this excursion will be invoiced at 45 days prior to departure. A minimum of 10 is required for this optional excursion to operate.  Join us on this day trip to Hermanus, located 97 km away from Stellenbosch and lies on the south coast of the Western Cape along Walker Bay and is an immensely popular holiday destination with both local and international tourists. Hermanus is considered the world’s best land-based destination for whale watching. Southern right whales swim from Antarctica every year to breed and rear their young, making Walker Bay their home from about July to November. Enjoy your boat trip, and expect to encounter Southern Right whales, Humpback and Bryde's whales, dolphins, seals, penguins, and other marine birds. The famous Hermanus Cliff Path provides visitors with exceptional views of these gentle giants which can sometimes come within 10 meters of the coast. The daily arrival of whales is heralded by the Whale Crier who sounds his horn to broadcast their arrival during season. Hermanus is not just about whale watching, this bohemian town has a vibrant ambience and features museums, art galleries, markets and great restaurants. The largest beach in Hermanus is Grotto Beach and has been given the prestigious “Blue Flag” beach status. We will enjoy an included lunch at a local restaurant and then we continue on to the Overberg Estate for a wine tasting. After lunch we will return to Stellenbosch with the rest of the afternoon spent at leisure
Accommodation: Oude Werf Hotel, Stellenbosch (Deluxe)
Meals Provided: Breakfast
 
9
Wednesday, October 16th: Transfer to Cape Town Airport | Fly to Hoedspruit Airport | Transfer to Kapama River Lodge
After breakfast we will check out and make our way to Cape Town Airport (about a 35 minute drive), where we will check in for our flight to Hoedspruit.  At Cape Town airport we will bid our local Cape Town and Garden Route guide and driver farewell
Flight Details:  4Z Airlines Fl#4Z494 Departure from Cape Town Airport (CPT): 10:40 am Arrival into Hoedspruit (HDS): 1:10 PM
Fly to Hoedspruit Airport. Upon arrival at Hoedspruit Airport, we will be met by a transfer representative, who will assist us to our transfer vehicle. Our group will be transferred in 2 x 13 seater vehicles that will travel together.

Hoedspruit translates to hat creek and was named according to a local story about the founding pioneer’s throwing their hat into the river and making an impulsive decision to start this town. Hoedspruit is in an enviable position in this part of the world and is within close proximity to some of the more illustrious game reserves in the country, namely the Timbavati Game Reserve as well as the Klaserie Game Reserve which form part of the Greater Kruger. Many refer to Hoedspruit as a place of African magic, where the wild and rural charm of the town is an enigmatic draw for safari seekers.

We will then be transferred to Kapama Game Reserve, where we will overnight for 3 nights. We will be introduced to our ranger and tracker upon check in. The Kapama Game Reserve is a slice of African paradise, a 13,000 hectare slice. It consists of savannah and riverine forest and is where the mighty Drakensberg Mountains can be seen in the distance and the icon that is the Kruger National Park is to the east. Kapama Game Reserve is home to Africa’s most famous wildlife, the Big Five, lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard and both game drives as well as bush walks are offered. This reserve doesn’t only offer a chance to get well acquainted with the wild spirit of Africa, it has a selection of luxurious safari lodges that offer decadent African spa treatments, romantic sleep-outs as well as mouth watering cuisine. This safari experience is all encompassing.
Typical summer afternoon schedule:
16:00 – gather for decadent high tea
16:30 – depart on game drive
19:30 – arrive back at the lodge with time to freshen up before dinner
20:00 – dinner is served
Accommodation: Kapama River Lodge in a Deluxe Suite, Kapama Private Game Reserve (Luxury) All meals, teas and snacks, all local and select premium drinks are included during our 3 night stay.


Combining an upmarket safari experience with luxury accommodation, the Kapama River Lodge is set on a bend of the Kapama River within the largest reserve in the Kruger National Park. A game-rich area, you can expect to see the Big 5 and more on daily game drives and guided bush walks. Even from the decks of this luxury lodge, game can be spotted at the nearby watering hole and along the dry riverbed. You can cool off in the beautiful swimming pool, relax in the spacious lounges and look forward to decadent bush dining in a variety of venues from the riverbed itself to the Pan-African cuisine of the Rhino Boma and the fresh seasonal dishes of the Siyatla Lounge. An excellent wine cellar provides fine wines to accompany meals.

Two game drives a day are offered to all our guests. Accompanied by a skilled ranger and tracker, you can expect to encounter a diverse range of animal and bird species. Since this is a Big Five reserve, encountering lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo is possible over a two-day safari. While seeing big game is always exhilarating, there are many other smaller species that are also captivating, and birding enthusiasts will be delighted at the approximately 350 species of bird recorded on the reserve. Throughout the day, it’s likely you will see wildlife such as nyala antelope, Vervet monkeys or even a few of the Big Five.
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner
 
10
Thursday, October 17th: Kapama Private Reserve | Morning & Afternoon Game Drives


Today you will enjoy the activities as offered by the lodge with your ranger and tracker.
Typical morning schedule:
05:00 – wake up call
05:30 – tea, coffee and rusks in the dining room
06:00 – depart on game drive
07:30 – stop for hot drinks and snacks
09:00 – return to the lodge for a full breakfast

Typical afternoon schedule:
16:00 – gather for decadent high tea
16:30 – depart on game drive
19:30 – arrive back at the lodge with time to freshen up before dinner
20:00 – dinner is served
Accommodation: Kapama River Lodge, Kapama Private Game Reserve (Luxury)


Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
11
Friday, October 18th: Kapama Private Reserve | Morning & Afternoon Game Drives


Today you will enjoy the activities as offered by the lodge with your ranger and tracker.
Typical morning schedule:
05:00 – wake up call
05:30 – tea, coffee and rusks in the dining room
06:00 – depart on game drive
07:30 – stop for hot drinks and snacks
09:00 – return to the lodge for a full breakfast

Typical afternoon schedule:
16:00 – gather for decadent high tea
16:30 – depart on game drive
19:30 – arrive back at the lodge with time to freshen up before dinner
20:00 – dinner is served
Accommodation: Kapama River Lodge, Kapama Private Game Reserve (Luxury)
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
12
Saturday, October 19th: Kapama - Panorama Mountain Route - Hazyview | Transfer to Hotel

After breakfast, we will be picked up from our  lodge by a local English – speaking guide and driver. Our group will then depart for a road transfer to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport via a Panorama route highlights tour.

The Panorama Route is a scenic route along the Mpumalanga Escarpment with the Blyde River Canyon central to it. The Blyde River Canyon is the third largest canyon in the world. This route is quite literally heaven on earth and is a showcase of Mother Nature’s sheer splendour and creativity. There are a number of well known visiting sites that include God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the gold mining town of Pilgrim’s Rest. God’s Window is considered a true highlight with views of cliffs that plunge down more than seven hundred meters and emerald green landscapes. A registered and qualified driver/guide will collect you from your lodge early morning for your Panoramic Mountain tour. During the day you will visit some majestic natural sights including God's Window, Bourke's Luck Potholes and the Three Rondavels. We will stop for a light lunch and a soft drink at Harries Pancakes in the small town of Graskop. We will then continue to Hazyview where we will spend the night at a lovely country estate.
Accommodation: Hippo Hollow Country Estate in a Standard Room on a Bed and Breakfast basis

Hippo Hollow Country Estate is an African oasis set in indigenous gardens on the outskirts of Hazyview. Minutes away from the famous Kruger National Park, this country estate is perfectly positioned and overlooks the Sabie River. After traversing the African bush on game drives, you can relax on a hammock in the garden by the pool and watch as hippo, crocodile and other wildlife congregate at the river. Food is an art form at Hippo Hollow Country Estate and has been paired expertly with some of the finest South African wines. Emphasis is on utter contentment at the estate while showcasing Africa’s distinctive natural beauty.

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
13
Sunday, October 20th: Fly from Kruger Airport to Victoria Falls Airport | Transfer to Victoria Falls Hotel
After breakfast and check out, you will be transferred with an English-speaking driver to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, where you will check in for your flight to Victoria Falls Airport.
Flight Details:  Fastjet FN8802 Departure from Kruger Airport (MQP): 12:45 pm Arrival into Victoria Falls (VFA): 2:30 PM
Upon arrival at Victoria Falls International Airport, we will be met by a transfer representative, who will assist us to our transfer vehicle.

Victoria Falls is known as the ‘Smoke that Thunders’ in the local Tonga language and is the largest single curtain of falling water in the world, it’s a bucket list destination that never seizes to amaze and inspire. Over seventy percent of this world marvel can be seen from the Zimbabwe rain forest. In the driest months (October and November) the falls on the Zambian side dry up, giving a unique geographical view, however on the Zimbabwe side, the main falls flow all year round. Activities abound and everything from sunset river cruises and bungee jumping to helicopter flips and zip-lining make this an adventurer’s playground. In the late afternoon, we will enjoy a Sunset Cruise

The sunset cruise is geared to showcase a magnificent sunset while we sip a sundowner and enjoy some light snacks. It’s an ideal way to watch the African landscape transform in beautiful hues. Cruising along the Zambezi River is an experience that creates lasting memories and includes sightings of hippo and crocodile and any other species that congregates on the banks to quench their thirst. Where there is water there is life and seeing a wild and untamed landscape from the comfort of a boat is a must do experience in this magical part of the world.
Accommodation: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Victoria Falls (Deluxe)

Located approximately 3 kilometres from Victoria Falls town centre and roughly 4 kilometres from the Victoria Falls rainforests, is the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge. Situated on a private game reserve, the lodge offers adventure-seeking traveller’s comfortable accommodation in well-appointed rooms with en-suite bathrooms and first-class service. The lodge offers on-site dining in the world-famous Boma restaurant where guests can enjoy a host of traditional scrumptious meals prepared by the resident chef. Enjoy the view of the watering hole if you decide to sit out on the terrace with a glass of wine.

Other hotel attractions include a private viewing deck, international electrical sockets and complimentary shuttle service to the Falls and into the town.
Meals Provided: Breakfast
14
Monday, October 21st: Victoria Falls | Full Day Falls and Mpisi Village Tour

After breakfast we will be picked up for our full day Tour of the Falls & Mpisi Village. This half-day guided tour exposes you to not only one of the seven natural wonders of the world – the incredible Victoria Falls, plunging more than 1,000 metres into the Zambezi River, but also to the surrounding rainforest, home to a diverse range of plants and wildlife. Following that, you will continue onto Mpisi Village, a typical 19th century hamlet, home to several ethnic groups. You will experience their way of life. This tour is an immersive experience and totally unforgettable.
Accommodation: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Victoria Falls (Luxury)


Meals Provided: Breakfast
15
Tuesday, October 22nd: Victoria Fall | Leisure Day | BOMA Dinner
This day is a Leisure Day with optional activities available to be pre booked. In the late afternoon, we will be picked up from our hotel for our Boma Dinner excursion. *Highlight Dinner* Boma Dinner

Visitors to Victoria Falls can indulge in both a cultural as well as culinary experience when choosing to enjoy a boma dinner. The menu comprises a range of traditional Zimbabwean dishes complemented by a delicious barbeque buffet. The ambience is created by local Shangaan dancers and singers that provide entertainment during the meal – face painting is an optional extra! A traditional story teller adds that extra element of intrigue and drama to the evening. The sound of the drums reverberates through the stillness of the African night.
Optional Excursion: Helicopter Flight (13 minutes): $XXX USD (bookable in destination)

Optional Excursion: Helicopter Flight (13 minutes): $xxx CAD: Those interested in signing up for this excursion will be invoiced at 45 days prior to departure. Incudes: Roundtrip transportation from the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, safety orientation, 13 minutes helicopter flights over Victoria falls giving you several vantage points of the falls.  Viewing Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, from the air is a truly awe-inspiring experience. This 13-minute flight over the thundering waters that drop into the raging Zambezi River below provides vantage points not possible from the ground. The noise and mist thrown up by the sheer volume of water dropping down to the river adds to the unworldly, surreal experience. The Flight of Angels trip is unforgettable and also provides the perfect opportunity to photograph the wild beauty of the Falls in all its glory.
Accommodation: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Victoria Falls (Luxury)

Meals Provided: Breakfast, Dinner
16
Wednesday, October 23rd: Fly from Victoria Falls Airport to Johannesburg Airport - Depart for International Flight Home or Extend Your Stay to Botswana

After some many great memories, transfer back to Victoria Falls Airport for your international flight home OR Extend Your Stay in Botswana
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Optional *2 Night Chobe National Park Extension  RATES TBA  *Or make it a 4 Night Extension - 2 Nights Chobe + 2 Nights Okavango Delta - See optional extension section for full details
Includes:  Road transfer with English speaking driver from Victoria Falls Safari Lodge to Chobe Bush Lodge  02 Nights accommodation at Chobe Bush Lodge on a Fullboard plus 2 Activities (2 Night Deluxe Package) in a Luxury Room + 3 Days Game Park Fees + 2 Boat Cruises + 2 Game Drives (Chobe Bush Lodge: all meals are included, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Alcoholic drinks are additional)  Road transfer from Chobe Bush Lodge to Kasane Airport *This extension will not be fully guided. There will be local representatives that will arrange all transfers/activities. Vouchers for all safari activities will be provided upon check in. 
Excludes:   All airfares, air reservations and airport taxes  All other accommodation  All other meals  All other transport  All other sightseeing  Gratuities for meals, tourist guides, drivers, game rangers and trackers  Personal expenses such as alcoholic and other beverages, telephone calls and laundry  Any other services not mentioned above
After breakfast and check out, an English speaking driver will collect you from Victoria Falls Safari Lodge to transfer you to Chobe Bush Lodge, where you will overnight for 2 nights Chobe National Park is undoubtedly one of the best safari destinations in the world.

This land is famed for its gentle giants, the African elephant and is where you will find the largest concentration of them in Africa. The abundance of wildlife in this reserve is truly prolific and it’s all centred around the Chobe River and in Africa, where there is water, there is life. The Chobe National Park also affords a unique way to experience the African wilds on a river safari. The river is populated with hippo and crocodile and an overwhelming amount of birdlife that has photographers from all over the world itching to get a shot of the many rare species. When on land, sightings of lion and leopard are commonplace. This is the ideal location for an authentic and soul-stirring safari adventure.

Accommodation: Chobe Bush Lodge (Luxury Room), Chobe National Park, Botswana (Superior)
Set in Kasane on the border of Botswana’s beautiful and world-renowned Chobe National Park, Chobe Bush Lodge provides a range of accommodation options. The lodge is a mere 150m from the Chobe River and provides easy access into the game-filled park itself. This is the place to dive into a safari adventure with everything from game drives and boat cruises to fishing excursions, day trips to the famous Victoria Falls and more at your fingertips. It might be difficult to leave the grounds of the lodge itself with its swimming pool and surrounding deck, upmarket cocktail and Sedudu bars and health and beauty offerings. However, a sunset or dinner cruise on the Chobe River is highly recommended and game drives are almost compulsory… The largest concentration of elephants lives here, as do a host of other mammals and predators.

Meals Provided: Lunch, Dinner
17
Thursday, October 24th: Chobe National Park
Enjoy all your meals included today at the lodge. Also take part in an included game drive and a boat cruise.
Accommodation: Chobe Bush Lodge (Luxury Room), Chobe National Park, Botswana (Superior)


Meals Provided: All meals Included | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
18
Friday, October 25th: Chobe National Park - Embark on your 2 Night Chobe Princess River Cruise
After making many great memories, transfer to the Kasane airport for your departure flight home.
Meals Provided: Breakfast
19
Call for assistance: 1-800-481-9739 ext. 3
Mention Group Booking Number: TMJSA10904

Tour Location