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South Africa & Victoria Falls, 11 Days

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South Africa & Victoria Falls, 11 Days

South Africa (Johannesburg, Lesedi Cultural Village, Sun City, Pilanesburg, Cape Town, Winelands, Cape Peninsula) Zimbabwe (Victoria Falls)

South Africa has much to offer! Visit the largest waterfall on earth, Victoria Falls. Tour Johannesburg and enter the former home of Nelson Mandela. Experience the world-renowned Sun City resort and the adjacent Pilanesburg game reserve along with the beautiful Cape Town.

Day 1 Johannesburg, South Africa

Arrive Johannesburg; meet assist and transfer to hotel.

Meal(s) Included: No

Overnight at Protea Wanderer Hotel or Similar

Day 2 Johannesburg

After breakfast, enjoy a leisurely morning in the hotel. Afterwards depart on a city tour of Johannesburg and Soweto. Highlights include: the Carlton Centre, and the Top of Africa which is a spectacular view of Johannesburg from the highest building in Africa. Afterwards continue to Soweto which has a rich culture all of its own. Highlights include: Nelson Mandela’s former home and the Hector Petersen Memorial.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Protea Wanderer Hotel or Similar

Day 3 Johannesburg – Lesedi Cultural Village

After breakfast, travel to Lesedi Cultural Village and enjoy the Monati experience, which begins with a warm traditional African welcome. Lesedi is a Multi-cultural African Village set amongst the pristine Bushveld and Rock Hills. After lunch depart Lesedi for the Lion and Rhino Park situated in the UNESCO World Heritage site, The Cradle of Humankind.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Protea Wanderer Hotel or Similar

Day 4 Sun City – Pilanesburg

After breakfast, drive to Sun City where you will explore this world famous resort. Visit the Palace of the Lost City or try your hand at the gaming tables or slot machines. Afterwards, transfer to the Pilanesburg private game reserve and the Bakubung Bush to settle in and in the evening enjoy a game drive in search of the Big Five – Lion, African Elephant, and Buffalo, Leopard and Rhinoceros plus a host of other game species. Return to Johannesburg for dinner and overnight.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Protea Wanderer Hotel or Similar

Day 5 Johannesburg-Cape Town

After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight to Cape Town. Meet assist and transfer to hotel.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Southern Sun Waterfront or Similar

Day 6 Cape Town

After breakfast go on a city tour of Cape Town. Visit Table Mountain via cable car. The cable car will take you to the 1086m mountain top which towers over Cape Town. On the return continue your city tour, passing the Houses of Parliament, City Hall, Castle and the Slave Lodge.  You will also pass through the Bo-Kaap, Green Market Square and District Six. After lunch, board the ferry to The famous Robben Island, whose prison was once home to former South African president Nelson Mandela. It is now a World Heritage Site.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Southern Sun Waterfront or Similar

Day 7 Cape Town-Winelands Tour

After breakfast, depart on a Cape Winelands tour through South Africa’s superb mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads. Visit Paarl and the Nelson’s Creek cellar for a tour and wine tasting. Enjoy a Wine and Cheese tasting at Rust en Vrede. Continue on to Franschoek where the French Huguenots settled in the 1600’s and over the Helshoogte mountain pass. View the historic Stellenbosch (Dorp Street and Oom Samie se Winkel) and enjoy lunch at Vergelegen Wine Estate. There are opportunities for wine tasting and purchase at the different wine estates.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Southern Sun Waterfront or Similar

Day 8 Cape Town- Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour

After breakfast, experience some of the most spectacular views in the world. Today’s tour begins with a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast passing through the fishing village of Hout Bay. (You will have the option of taking a short boat trip to Duiker Island to view the Cape Fur seals on your own account). The tour then heads along Chapman’s Peak Drive (if open) on to Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. From there we travel to False Bay and return to Cape Town by way of the Simon’s Town naval base where we visit the Penguin colony at Boulders Beach (optional, for own account). Travel via Fishhoek fishing village and Muizenberg to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens for a short walking tour of these beautiful gardens. Return to Cape Town in the late afternoon.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Southern Sun Waterfront or Similar

Day 9 Cape Town – Victoria Falls

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for flight to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Meet assist and transfer to hotel.

In the evening experience a show of traditional music and dance at the African Boma, where you will take your place beside a large open fireplace as the drums start beating out a slow, hypnotic, ancient, rhythm.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Ilala Lodge or Similar

Day 10 Victoria Falls

After breakfast, depart to the entrance of the Falls for a 2 hour- guided walking tour of one of nature’s supreme masterpieces, the Victoria Falls. You will be given an insight into how this 150-million-year-old phenomenon was created and have the opportunity to take in its awesome, un-spoilt grandeur, which defies description. After the tour of the falls proceed to a guided tour of the African Village. This unique African Village depicts the traditional way of life of Zimbabwe’s six main ethnic groups. The art of beadwork and crocheting is displayed by the women whilst the men demonstrate their woodworking skills. Late this afternoon you will be transferred to the riverbank for the departure of the Sundowner Cruise up the mighty Zambezi River.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Ilala Lodge or Similar

Day 11 Victoria Falls – Johannesburg- Depart

After breakfast, spend the morning at leisure or visiting the Craft Market for last minute shopping. Afterwards transfer to Victoria Falls airport for your flight home connecting in Johannesburg.

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES

  • Meeting and assistance upon arrival and departure
  • Roundtrip airport/hotel transfers
  • Tours in private vehicle
  • Game viewing in safari vehicle
  • Mineral water on safari, Park entrance fees
  • Experienced tour guides
  • Meals as listed

TOUR PRICE DOESN'T INCLUDE

  • Flights
  • Cost of Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuity to drivers and guides
  • Meals not listed
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