Southern Africa: Cape, Delta & Falls

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Encompassing three countries, two Natural Wonders of the World, and a string of unforgettable experiences, this unique adventure unwraps the very best of southern Africa. It begins on the Western Cape of South Africa, where sophisticated Cape Town sits at the foot of Table Mountain and elite vineyards produce award-winning wines. We then hop to Botswana for a...
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Overview

Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate

Highlights

    • Marvel at Cape Town and beyond from the summit of Table Mountain
    • Enjoy wine tasting with food pairings at two wineries in Stellenbosch
    • Explore the Okavango Delta in poler-guided mokoro canoes
    • Search for elephants and lions on safari in Chobe National Park
    • Visit the mighty Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World

What's this trip about?

    Encompassing three countries, two Natural Wonders of the World, and a string of unforgettable experiences, this unique adventure unwraps the very best of southern Africa. It begins on the Western Cape of South Africa, where sophisticated Cape Town sits at the foot of Table Mountain and elite vineyards produce award-winning wines. We then hop to Botswana for an adventure in the wilds, scouring Chobe National Park on multiple game drives and discovering the Okavango Delta in mokoro canoes while staying in a wild camp. We end in Zimbabwe, marvelling at the thunderous rush and roar of Victoria Falls – a magnificent curtain of water that draws our adventure to a close.Travel from the Mother City to the wilds of Botswana and Zimbabwe, visiting a wealth of natural and cultural wonders

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIntimate group - max of 12 people
Age range16 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityCape Town
End CityVictoria Falls

Destinations

  • Africa
  • Zimbabwe
  • South Africa
  • Botswana

Attractions

  • Okavango Delta

Trip includes

    • All breakfasts, four lunches and four dinners
    • All accommodation (see below)
    • All transport and listed activities
    • Tour leader throughout

Itinerary

Day 1 Start Cape Town

Our adventure starts in Cape Town, the Mother City, and the afternoon is free to settle in. If you have time after your arrival, you might want to explore a little. The premier nearby attraction is the V&A Waterfront, a buzzy entertainment district of restaurants,...

Day 2 Cable car to the top of Table Mountain; visit Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

This morning, an icon of Cape Town beckons: Table Mountain, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. We take the cable car to the summit, where we enjoy a short walk, admiring views over the city and the Atlantic waters of Table Bay from several lookout points. ...

Day 3 Explore the Cape Peninsula and spend time with the penguins at Boulders Beach

We check out early and drive straight to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, taking the scenic route through Camps Bay, Hout Bay and Chapman’s Peak. Upon arrival, we embark on a walk (approximately two hours) through the reserve, where elands, springbok, wildebeest,...

Day 4 Drive to Hermanus; free afternoon

This morning, we depart for Hermanus, taking the scenic Clarens Drive from Gordon’s Bay, past Betty’s Bay and then onto the seaside town, where we check into our hotel. The afternoon is free to relax and enjoy Hermanus. From July to November, southern right whales ar...

Day 5 Wine tasting with food pairings at two Stellenbosch wineries

Leaving Hermanus in the morning, we head down Sir Lowrey’s Pass to Stellenbosch, a historic town cradled by the Cape Winelands vineyards. Our first stop is the Waterford Estate, where we enjoy a chocolate and wine-paired tasting. From here, we continue to the Middelvl...

Day 6 Fly to Maun; free afternoon

We depart Stellenbosch after breakfast and transfer to Cape Town International Airport for our flight to Maun, Botswana, which leaves in the morning and takes approximately 2hr 30min. In the afternoon, we shop in Maun for our time in the Okavango Delta – picking up th...

Day 7 Into the Okavango Delta

We transfer into the Okavango Delta in an open 4×4 game-viewing vehicle, before our local guides take us in traditional dugout canoes called mokoros to our wild tented camp. The Delta forms as rainwater from the Angolan highlands flows out over the flat Kalahari Deser...

Day 8 Full day exploring the Okavango Delta by foot and dugout canoe

We wake early for a four-hour sunrise game walk led by the polers, a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the resident animals and to recognise their tracks. The polers also share the practical uses of the plants we pass. We return to camp for a well-deserved bru...

Day 9 Morning game walk; return to Maun

We enjoy a two-hour morning game walk, our expert guide pointing out more of the extraordinary animals that live here, before returning to our vehicle by mokoro and transferring back to our lodge in Maun. The afternoon is free to enjoy the swimming pool at the lodge or to take an optional helicopter flight over the Okavango Delta. Accommodation: Crocodile Camp (or similar)

Day 10 Fly to Kasane; Chobe river cruise

We have an early breakfast to reach Maun Airport for our one-hour flight to Kasane, Botswana. Upon arrival, we are transferred to our lodge on the outskirts of Kasane, where we have lunch. This afternoon, we take a short transfer to a jetty and embark on a three-hour...

Day 11 Morning and afternoon game drive in Chobe National Park

We have an early morning open-vehicle game drive in Chobe National Park, aiming to arrive when it opens. Our three-hour adventure takes us along the Chobe River and we hope to see iconic African animals, including lions, elephants, hippos and, if we’re very lucky, leo...

Day 12 Drive across the border into Zimbabwe; visit Victoria Falls

Today we cross into Zimbabwe and head to Victoria Falls, arriving in time for lunch in the town of the same name. In the afternoon, we enjoy a spectacular guided walk through tropical vegetation to the very edge of Mosi oa Tunya (the Smoke That Thunders), known in En...

Day 13 Full day at Victoria Falls for optional activities

Today has been left free for you to enjoy all the optional activities available in this region, bookings can be made the day before on arrival into the town. You could white-water raft on the mighty Zambezi River, enjoy a sunset river cruise or take a helicopter ride over Victoria Falls (all own expense). Accommodation: Rainbow Hotel (or similar)

Day 14 End Victoria Falls

The adventure comes to an end today. However, if you’d like more time to discover this beautiful part of the world, speak to your sales representative about extending your stay.

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It is all about adventure. That is what Exodus was founded upon and what the company is still all about. Discovering countries, cultures, environments, cities, mountain ranges, deserts, coasts and jungles; exploring this amazing planet we all live on.

At Exodus, we know what makes you tick when it comes to holidays. It’s a desire shared by so many others. A yearning to visit new places and come home with a real sense of what they’re all about. This means delving into local traditions, cultures, cuisine, lifestyles – anything that contributes to its unique identity. At the same time, we always remember that we are only guests. So we travel courteously and respectfully, in smaller groups to minimise our impact, to ensure that every Exodus holiday is a beneficial experience for everyone involved.

This is a philosophy we take with us around the world, helping you reach some incredible destinations on 500 itineraries across over 90 separate countries. We also strive to provide as much flexibility and choice as we possibly can, making it simple for you to experience a very different holiday.

Exodus started life on 4 February 1974 when two friends got together to provide an overland truck to travel to the Minaret of Jam, deep in the heart of the Hindu Kush, the most inaccessible of the world’s great monuments.

All our office staff have a passion for travel and adventure, and between us we’ve notched up experience that spans 171 different countries. That’s not all. In their former lives, our team members have been professional archaeologists, wildlife guides, overland drivers, mountain leaders, diving and ski specialists and mountain bike gurus – so no-one is better placed to create tours that appeal to a wide range of specialist interests.

Their care in putting all the details in place really shines through too. Extensive planning, research, fact-finding and training are a sign of our commitment to providing a holiday where your enjoyment, value for money and safety come first. It’s a telling reason why we remain one of the leading worldwide adventure tour companies. It is no exaggeration to say that our tour leaders can make a world of difference to the enjoyment of your holiday – so we choose them carefully. The result is that, in 2013, 93% of our clients stated that their leader exceeded their expectations. Where possible, we train and employ local leaders because they can provide invaluable insights that enrich the trip. What’s more, this investment in local staff really helps us benefit both them and their community.

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Logistics

What's excluded

    • Travel insurance
    • Single accommodation
    • Visas or vaccinations

Accommodation

,For this African adventure, we have picked a selection of comfortable accommodations, each well located for our activities. We spend seven nights in hotels, four nights in lodges and two nights of full-service camping. We mostly stay in three-star hotels and lodges. In Cape Town, we enjoy a privileged spot by the V&A Waterfront, a star attraction in the city, which is packed with a dizzying number of restaurants, shops and buzzy bars. Many of the other hotels and lodges on this trip have lovely views and most have pools. Wild camping in the Okavango Delta The highlight stay on this trip for many, however, is our two nights of wild camping in the Okavango Delta. Our neighbours, which you’ll likely hear shuffling around at night, include hippos, elephants and lions, while our away-from-it-all location normally allows us to see a night sky illuminated with stars. To make things easier, our camp is set up for us and all equipment is provided. We sleep in spacious, two-person tents fitted with mattress-topped camp beds and there is a bush shower and toilet, while dinner is taken around our atmospheric campfire.
Cancellation policy

The cancellation policies of this trip when booked through Travelstride are determined by the stated policies of the tour operator - Exodus Travels.

If you or any other member of your party decides to cancel a confirmed booking you must notify Travelstride in writing. Your notice of cancellation will only take effect when it is received in writing by Travelstride and will be effective from the date on which we receive it.

If You Cancel Your Holiday
You, or any member of your party, may cancel your travel arrangements at any time. Written notification from the lead name or your travel agent must be received at our offices. 

Since we incur costs in canceling your travel arrangements, you will have to pay cancellation charges as follows (see also the exceptions below): 

  • More than 42 days - No cancellation fee. Deposit can be transferred to a new booking departing within 2 years of date of travel of original booking. Any remaining balance will be refundedThis excludes all non-refundable costs as set out in clause 4 above (for example international and domestic flights and local services).
  • Between 41 and 21 days (inclusive) - No cancellation fee. Balance and deposit can be transferred to a new booking departing within 2 years of date of travel of original bookingThis excludes all non-refundable costs as further explained in clause 4 above (for example international and domestic flights and local services).
  • Between 20 and 15 days (inclusive) - 80% of the holiday cost
  • 14 days or less; or failure to join the holiday (inclusive) - 100% of the holiday cost

Certain trips may involve different cancellation charges; you will be advised if this is applicable to your holiday during the booking process.For Polar holidays, the following cancellation charges will be made for all Polar holidays. Period before departure in which you notify us: 

Cancelation charge

  • More than 133 days - Deposit only
  • 133 days or less (or failure to join the holiday) (inclusive) - 100% of the holiday cost

Notes (i) Your deposit is non-refundable, even if the cancellation charge calculated is lower than the deposit amount paid; (ii) If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges; (iii) certain travel arrangements may be subject to higher cancellation charges and could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements from the moment the booking is confirmed.

If You Change Your Booking

If, after our Booking Confirmation has been issued, you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, for example your chosen departure date or accommodation, we will do our utmost to make these changes but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes to be made must be in writing from the lead name or your travel agent. You will be asked to pay an administration charge of $60, and any further cost we incur in making this alteration (including those charged by third party suppliers who provide the component parts of your booking).  You should be aware that these costs could increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made and you should contact us as soon as possible. Note: Certain travel arrangements may not be changeable after a reservation has been made and any alteration request could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements.

You can transfer your booking to another person, who satisfies all the conditions that apply to this booking, by giving us notice in writing at least 7 days before departure provided that the new lead passenger accepts the transfer and these Terms and Conditions. Both you and the new traveler are responsible for paying all costs we incur in making the transfer. Please bear in mind that certain airlines and other transport providers treat changes as a cancellation and charge accordingly, up to 100% of the cost for that part of the arrangement. Where applicable these charges will be passed on to you.

If We Cancel Your Booking

Exodus reserves the right to cancel an itinerary before departure for any reason whatsoever, including too few participants ,logistical problems, a Force Majeure Event (as defined in Section 8), or any other circumstances that may make operation of the trip inadvisable. All trip payments received will be promptly refunded, and this refund will be the limit of Exodus’s liability without any further obligation on Exodus’s part. Exodus is not responsible for any expenses incurred by trip members in preparing for the trip, including non-refundable or penalty-carrying airline tickets, special clothing, visa or passport fees, or other trip-related expenses.

If We Change Your Booking

  1. Changes to the price. We can change your holiday price after you’ve booked, only in certain circumstances. Changes in the price of the carriage of passengers resulting from changes to the cost of fuel or other power sources, the level of taxes or fees imposed by third parties including tourist taxes, landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports and airports, or exchange rates mean that the price of your travel arrangements may change after you have booked.

  2. Changes other than the price. It is a term of your booking that we are able to make changes to any aspect of your booking. If the change is insignificant, we will ensure that you are notified about it. Examples of insignificant changes include alteration of your accommodation to another of the same or higher standard. If we are forced by circumstances beyond our control to alter significantly any of the main characteristics of the travel services that make up your package you will have the rights set out below.

    2.1 - We will contact you and you will have the choice of accepting the change or having a refund of all monies paid. You can also accept an alternative holiday, where we offer one (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value). We will tell you the procedure for making your choice. Please read any notification of changes carefully and respond promptly as if you do not respond to us within the timescale given your booking may be canceled.

    2.2 - If you choose to accept a refund then that is the only liability we have and we will not be liable for any further sums, compensation or otherwise and you are advised to adequately insure yourselves against cancellation for any reason

Please note that insurance premiums and amendments charges are not refundable in any circumstances. 

Once you have put down a deposit for a tour, you are unable to cancel and re-book within a promotional period and we reserve the right to amend the pricing on any new booking you make within that time. If you cancel a tour and book the same tour under a promotional code, we reserve the right to decline the booking.

Important Note: Certain arrangements may not be amended after they have been confirmed and any alteration or cancellation could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements in addition to the charge above.

If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges.

Where possible, we will deduct the cancellation charge(s) from any monies you have already paid to us.

For more additional details, see the booking conditions of TruTravels at the following web address: https://www.exodustravels.com/us/about-exodus/exodus-booking-conditions.

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Meals Included
All breakfasts, four lunches and four dinners are included. These are typically: Breakfast: Cereals, coffee, tea and toast, and the occasional cooked breakfast Lunch: Cheese, cold meats, salads, bread or rolls Dinner: Potjies (stew), braais (barbecue), stir fries, pasta Where meals are not included, the leader will recommend a restaurant for a group meal. Dinners can cost the equivalent of US$20‐US$30 per person and lunches US$8-US$13. Please be aware, we need at least two weeks’ notice to deal with special dietary requirements (eg vegetarian or allergies).
Age Requirements
16 years and up
Additional Information
Seven nights in hotels, four nights in lodges and two nights of wild camping Travel by internal flights, boat, private minibus and 4x4 safari vehicles
Trip ID
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