11 Day Essential South Africa with Victoria Falls

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4 Cape Town, 2 Limpopo Province, 1 Johannesburg, 2 Victoria Falls
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Standard - 3 star
Physical level
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Trip pace
Balanced schedule

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    • During the Panoramic Cape Town City Tour, pass by Castle of Good Hope, City Hall, the Grande Parade and view Table Mountain Game drives in magnificent Limpopo Province Visit spectacular Victoria Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site †Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

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    4 Cape Town, 2 Limpopo Province, 1 Johannesburg, 2 Victoria Falls

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Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeSmall Group - 24 max
Age range18 years and up
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
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Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Nature & Wildlife

Destinations

  • Africa

Attractions

  • Cape Town
  • Johannesburg
  • Limpopo
  • Table Mountain
  • Zambezi River

Trip includes

    • Flights New York-Cape Town, Johannesburg-New York Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices Airline taxes & fuel surcharges Intra-flights Cape Town-Johannesburg, Johannesburg-Victoria Falls & Victoria Falls-Johannesburg. 9 nights accommodations
    • 4 nights Cape Town 2 nights Limpopo Province 1 night Johannesburg 2 nights Victoria Falls Hotel taxes, fees & service charges Hotel porterage All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates† 13 meals: 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners Sightseeing & game drives per itinerary Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout

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Itinerary

DAY 1, Friday - Depart for South Africa
Depart for South Africa

DAY 2, Saturday - Arrive in Cape Town
Arrive in Cape Town. As you transfer to the hotel, you will see the city's iconic symbol, Table Mountain, greeting you in the distance. Balance of the day is at leisure Overnight: Cape Town

DAY 3, Sunday - Cape Town City Tour
After an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager, depart on a city tour. Pass famous landmarks including the Castle of Good Hope, City Hall, the Grand Parade, St. George's Cathedral, Company Gardens, and the Malay Quarter. The route then leads to Kloof Nek and Table M...
DAY 4, Monday - Full Day in Cape Town
While in Cape Town, don't miss the optional tour to Cape Peninsula, known for its steep mountains, secluded coves, and pristine beaches. The Cape of Good Hope, within Table Mountain National Park, is home to at least 250 species of birds as well as antelope, ostrich, and...
DAY 5, Tuesday - Full Day in Cape Town
Spend the day at leisure in Cape Town. Perhaps join the optional South African Wine Tour* which takes you along the country's principal wine route to the scenic towns of Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch with tastings along the way. Alternatively, thrill seekers will n...
DAY 6, Wednesday - Flight to Johannesburg, Evening Game Drive
This morning, fly to Johannesburg, known as "Gauteng: the City of Gold." Upon arrival, drive to Limpopo Province located just three hours outside of Johannesburg. Your stay will be at a game reserve where the varied habitats provide ideal conditions for a selection of la...
DAY 7, Thursday - Morning and Afternoon Game Drives
Depart early for a morning game drive, or participate in the optional Balloon Safari. Drift above the beautiful landscape, watching for wild game below. A glass of sparkling wine awaits you at the end of the journey. Join the rest of your group on the morning game drive ...
DAY 8, Friday - Travel to Johannesburg
Awake early this morning and set out on your final game drive. After an early lunch, bid farewell to the bush and travel to Johannesburg. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure Overnight: Johannesburg Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 9, Saturday - Flight to Victoria Falls
Transfer to the airport for your morning flight to Victoria Falls,* in Zimbabwe, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here, you can still encounter herds of buffalo and elephant on their way to the Zambezi River. Experience the romance of Africa on the optional Zambezi Ri...
DAY 10, Sunday - Full Day in Victoria Falls
Today is yours to discover this beautiful area independently, or join the optional Full Day Chobe Safari. Embark on a morning game viewing cruise along the Chobe River, famous for its elephant and lion populations. After lunch, enjoy an afternoon game drive in Chobe Nati...
DAY 11, Monday - Depart South Africa
This morning, take a guided tour of Victoria Falls, one of the '"Seven Natural Wonders of the World." The walking safari takes you through the rainforest to view the Cataracts, Livingston's statue and a wide variety of birds and plants. Return to the hotel before transfe...

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The Boma Dinner & Drum Show Tonight, experience an unforgettable evening at The Boma Dinner & Drum Show. Enjoy the hospitality of the Zimbabwean people during an evening of entertainment featuring a four-course dinner including a variety of game meats and traditional Zimbabwean dishes. Revel in the energetic dance performances, lively songs, storytelling and interactive drumming show. This is a truly captivating event! Approximate tour duration is 3 hours. OnDay : 9 Price : $65 Full Day Chobe Safari This morning, head to the world-renowned Chobe National Park in Botswana, home to one of the largest game concentrations in Africa. Embark on a game viewing cruise along the Chobe River. This area is famous for its bountiful elephant and lion populations. After lunch at a lodge on the banks of the river, board safari vehicles for an afternoon game drive in Chobe National Park with the opportunity to observe an abundance of wildlife. At the conclusion of your game drive, return to the border for your journey back to Victoria Falls. Approximate tour duration is 10 hours. OnDay : 10 Price : $170 Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour Depart on a full day Cape Peninsula tour to experience some of the most spectacular views. Drive to Cape Point at the southwestern tip of the Cape Peninsula, passing steep mountains, secluded coves, and sweeping beaches en route. After a stop at the fishing village of Hout Bay, one of Cape Town's best-kept secrets, continue to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, comprising over 17,300 acres of indigenous flora and fauna, where you may see baboons by the road-side, rheboks, Cape Mountain zebras, bonteboks and the elusive eland. The native plant life, known as fynbos, forms one of only six floral kingdoms in the world. Following the coastline along False Bay, return to Cape Town by way of Simon's Town. Here, visit the penguin colonies at Boulders Beach, and continue with a scenic drive over Muizenberg Mountain. Lastly, visit the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, resting at the foot of Table Mountain, for a short walking tour of the beautiful gardens before finally returning to Cape Town. Approximate tour duration is 8 hours. OnDay : 4 Price : $95 Full Day Great White Shark Cage Diving Join a thrilling full day excursion to "Shark Alley" to experience great white shark cage diving. Early this morning depart Cape Town and head east to the coastal fishing town of Gansbaai. Upon arrival, the crew of your expedition boat will review the day's activities, safety etiquette and provide fascinating insight to these marine predators. Enjoy a light breakfast before boarding your boat and heading out into the open waters between Geyser Rock and Dyer Islander where great white hunt for seals and penguins. Outfitted with a wetsuit, lifejacket and snorkeling mask, climb through the top of the cage secured to the boat. You will take turns with your fellow divers watching these predators under water and from the comfort of the ship deck. Return to the port in the early afternoon where you will be greeted with a hot bowl of soup and bread. Relax as the marine biologist recaps your adventure and answers any remaining questions before your return to Cape Town. *Departure from the hotel will be as early as 4 AM and the drive from Cape Town to Gansbaai is approximately 2.5 hours (one way). The boat will be launched around 9 AM and the boat trip will last between 3-5 hours depending on the weather and sea conditions. Shower facilities will be available after the ship returns from the dive. The return transfer to Cape Town will be at approximately 2 PM and arrival at 4:30 PM. Pick-up and drop-off times are approximate and will be advised locally. *Due to limited capacity, advanced booking is recommended for this tour. This is not an exclusive tour and therefore you may be with passengers from other tour companies. Shark sightings are not guaranteed and are dependent upon weather and sea conditions. Due to inclement weather and/or rough seas, this tour may be canceled and refunded. *Sea conditions can be unpredictable and may become choppy or very rough at times. As a result, some customers experience discomfort and/or seasickness. Some over-the-counter medications, such as Dramamine or Benadryl, may help reduce or prevent seasickness. Clients who are prone to seasickness are advised not to participate in this tour. *Optionals "Full Day Great White Shark Cage Diving" and "South African Wine Tour" operate at the same time and should not be booked together. OnDay : 5 Price : $199 South African Wine Tour Wind through South Africa's fertile valleys, prized for their renowned vintages, and discover the rustic beauty of sprawling estates shaded by giant oaks and rows of vines running as far as the eye can see. Travel the country's principal wine route and enjoy tastings at some of the excellent vineyards along the way. Begin with a visit to Stellenbosch, South Africa's second oldest town and the historic heart of the country's wine region. First recognized as an ideal location for vineyards in 1679, viticulture has been entwined with the town's history ever since. Also of interest is the town's fascinating variety of architecture, including buildings in Cape Dutch, Georgian, and Victorian styles. Then continue northwest to the old, scenic village of Franschhoek, founded near the Drakenstein Mountains in 1688 by French immigrants, whose descendants eventually supplied highly sought after wine to Napoleon, Bismarck, and even King Edward VII. Stop for lunch on your own, and then enjoy a final tasting before bidding farewell to the wine country and returning to Cape Town. Approximate tour duration is 8 hours. *Optionals "Full Day Great White Shark Cage Diving" and "South African Wine Tour" operate at the same time and should not be booked together. OnDay : 5 Price : $57 Mabula Balloon Safari Take off in a hot air balloon as you admire the breathtaking sunrise over the Mabula Private Game Reserve. Drift above the beautiful landscape, watching wild game roam below. At the end of your flight, enjoy a celebratory glass of sparkling wine in the bush. Continue game viewing as you take a leisurely drive back to the lodge. *Please Note: Departure time for this excursion is very early in the morning, 5 AM or earlier. The take-off time and the duration of the flight and tour may vary due to weather conditions. Balloon rides will vary and can take up to an hour. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours. Agility is required to embark and disembark the balloon basket. Wildlife viewing, quantity and species of animals seen is dependent upon local conditions including weather, wind and seasonal migration patterns. Please be advised that this is not an exclusive tour. This tour requires a minimum of 4 passengers to operate. Due to limited capacity, advanced booking is required for this tour. OnDay : 7 Price : $352 Traditional African Dinner Experience Treat yourself to a memorable evening of entertainment and traditional African gastronomy. Enjoy an exciting interactive djembe drumming session before dinner. Then, savor a 14-course meal with dishes from several African nations, accompanied by live performances. While dining, you will also witness an extraordinary Mali puppet show. Approximate tour duration is 4.5 hours. OnDay : 5 Price : $58 Zambezi River Sundowner Cruise Step into the romance of Africa on this cruise down the mighty Zambezi River. This spectacular river provides sustenance to a diverse array of game, birdlife and fish species as it runs through six countries from central Africa to the Indian Ocean. Relax with a sundowner and light snacks as you look for wildlife having their own evening drink at the riverbank. Pick-up from hotel 30 minutes prior to departure. Drop-off at the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours. OnDay : 9 Price : $46 The Boma Dinner & Drum Show Tonight, experience an unforgettable evening at The Boma Dinner & Drum Show. Enjoy the hospitality of the Zimbabwean people during an evening of entertainment featuring a four-course dinner including a variety of game meats and traditional Zimbabwean dishes. Revel in the energetic dance performances, lively songs, storytelling and interactive drumming show. This is a truly captivating event! Approximate tour duration is 3 hours. OnDay : 9 Price : $65 Full Day Chobe Safari This morning, head to the world-renowned Chobe National Park in Botswana, home to one of the largest game concentrations in Africa. Embark on a game viewing cruise along the Chobe River. This area is famous for its bountiful elephant and lion populations. After lunch at a lodge on the banks of the river, board safari vehicles for an afternoon game drive in Chobe National Park with the opportunity to observe an abundance of wildlife. At the conclusion of your game drive, return to the border for your journey back to Victoria Falls. Approximate tour duration is 10 hours. OnDay : 10 Price : $170 Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour Depart on a full day Cape Peninsula tour to experience some of the most spectacular views. Drive to Cape Point at the southwestern tip of the Cape Peninsula, passing steep mountains, secluded coves, and sweeping beaches en route. After a stop at the fishing village of Hout Bay, one of Cape Town's best-kept secrets, continue to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, comprising over 17,300 acres of indigenous flora and fauna, where you may see baboons by the road-side, rheboks, Cape Mountain zebras, bonteboks and the elusive eland. The native plant life, known as fynbos, forms one of only six floral kingdoms in the world. Following the coastline along False Bay, return to Cape Town by way of Simon's Town. Here, visit the penguin colonies at Boulders Beach, and continue with a scenic drive over Muizenberg Mountain. Lastly, visit the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, resting at the foot of Table Mountain, for a short walking tour of the beautiful gardens before finally returning to Cape Town. Approximate tour duration is 8 hours. OnDay : 4 Price : $95 Full Day Great White Shark Cage Diving Join a thrilling full day excursion to "Shark Alley" to experience great white shark cage diving. Early this morning depart Cape Town and head east to the coastal fishing town of Gansbaai. Upon arrival, the crew of your expedition boat will review the day's activities, safety etiquette and provide fascinating insight to these marine predators. Enjoy a light breakfast before boarding your boat and heading out into the open waters between Geyser Rock and Dyer Islander where great white hunt for seals and penguins. Outfitted with a wetsuit, lifejacket and snorkeling mask, climb through the top of the cage secured to the boat. You will take turns with your fellow divers watching these predators under water and from the comfort of the ship deck. Return to the port in the early afternoon where you will be greeted with a hot bowl of soup and bread. Relax as the marine biologist recaps your adventure and answers any remaining questions before your return to Cape Town. *Departure from the hotel will be as early as 4 AM and the drive from Cape Town to Gansbaai is approximately 2.5 hours (one way). The boat will be launched around 9 AM and the boat trip will last between 3-5 hours depending on the weather and sea conditions. Shower facilities will be available after the ship returns from the dive. The return transfer to Cape Town will be at approximately 2 PM and arrival at 4:30 PM. Pick-up and drop-off times are approximate and will be advised locally. *Due to limited capacity, advanced booking is recommended for this tour. This is not an exclusive tour and therefore you may be with passengers from other tour companies. Shark sightings are not guaranteed and are dependent upon weather and sea conditions. Due to inclement weather and/or rough seas, this tour may be canceled and refunded. *Sea conditions can be unpredictable and may become choppy or very rough at times. As a result, some customers experience discomfort and/or seasickness. Some over-the-counter medications, such as Dramamine or Benadryl, may help reduce or prevent seasickness. Clients who are prone to seasickness are advised not to participate in this tour. *Optionals "Full Day Great White Shark Cage Diving" and "South African Wine Tour" operate at the same time and should not be booked together. OnDay : 5 Price : $199 South African Wine Tour Wind through South Africa's fertile valleys, prized for their renowned vintages, and discover the rustic beauty of sprawling estates shaded by giant oaks and rows of vines running as far as the eye can see. Travel the country's principal wine route and enjoy tastings at some of the excellent vineyards along the way. Begin with a visit to Stellenbosch, South Africa's second oldest town and the historic heart of the country's wine region. First recognized as an ideal location for vineyards in 1679, viticulture has been entwined with the town's history ever since. Also of interest is the town's fascinating variety of architecture, including buildings in Cape Dutch, Georgian, and Victorian styles. Then continue northwest to the old, scenic village of Franschhoek, founded near the Drakenstein Mountains in 1688 by French immigrants, whose descendants eventually supplied highly sought after wine to Napoleon, Bismarck, and even King Edward VII. Stop for lunch on your own, and then enjoy a final tasting before bidding farewell to the wine country and returning to Cape Town. Approximate tour duration is 8 hours. *Optionals "Full Day Great White Shark Cage Diving" and "South African Wine Tour" operate at the same time and should not be booked together. OnDay : 5 Price : $57 Mabula Balloon Safari Take off in a hot air balloon as you admire the breathtaking sunrise over the Mabula Private Game Reserve. Drift above the beautiful landscape, watching wild game roam below. At the end of your flight, enjoy a celebratory glass of sparkling wine in the bush. Continue game viewing as you take a leisurely drive back to the lodge. *Please Note: Departure time for this excursion is very early in the morning, 5 AM or earlier. The take-off time and the duration of the flight and tour may vary due to weather conditions. Balloon rides will vary and can take up to an hour. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours. Agility is required to embark and disembark the balloon basket. Wildlife viewing, quantity and species of animals seen is dependent upon local conditions including weather, wind and seasonal migration patterns. Please be advised that this is not an exclusive tour. This tour requires a minimum of 4 passengers to operate. Due to limited capacity, advanced booking is required for this tour. OnDay : 7 Price : $352 Traditional African Dinner Experience Treat yourself to a memorable evening of entertainment and traditional African gastronomy. Enjoy an exciting interactive djembe drumming session before dinner. Then, savor a 14-course meal with dishes from several African nations, accompanied by live performances. While dining, you will also witness an extraordinary Mali puppet show. Approximate tour duration is 4.5 hours. OnDay : 5 Price : $58 Zambezi River Sundowner Cruise Step into the romance of Africa on this cruise down the mighty Zambezi River. This spectacular river provides sustenance to a diverse array of game, birdlife and fish species as it runs through six countries from central Africa to the Indian Ocean. Relax with a sundowner and light snacks as you look for wildlife having their own evening drink at the riverbank. Pick-up from hotel 30 minutes prior to departure. Drop-off at the hotel. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours. OnDay : 9 Price : $46
Additional Information
Additional Information: Land only price does not include arrival transfer, but does include flights Cape Town-Johannesburg, Johannesburg-Victoria Falls & Victoria Falls-Johannesburg.
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