South African Sojourn with Chobe National Park

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Travel Style: Array Relaxed
Physical Level: Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments. Very Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
11 days
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • Visit a Colony Of Endangered African Penguins, known for the unique sound they make
  • Visit the unforgettable Apartheid Museum
  • Visit Mandela House to gain perspective on life here
Style Self-guided tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value (3*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions N/A
Start City Arrive in Cape Town
End City Chobe Area–Johannesburg–Homebound Flight

Destinations

Botswana South Africa

Activities & Interests

Culture Independent

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Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Cape Town, South Africa. Welcome to South Africa! Arrive late in the evening and check in to your hotel.

Day 2

Cape Town. Start your PRIVATE GUIDED TOUR with a CABLE-CAR RIDE up Table Mountain (weather permitting). Here, enjoy stunning views of the city and surrounding area. Next, stop at Boulders Beach and visit a COLONY OF ENDANGERED AFRICAN PENGUINS, known for the unique sound they make. After lunch, continue on to CAPE POINT NATURE RESERVE. Stop at the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point, the southwesternmost point of the African continent, for incredible panoramic views. On your return journey, skirt the rocky coastline as you ascend Chapman’s Peak Drive, one of the most spectacular drives in the world, then continue through the fishing village of Hout Bay. The evening is at your leisure in Cape Town. (B,L)

Day 3

Cape Town. Enjoy a full day at your leisure. Your Local Host is happy to make recommendations. (B)

Day 4

Cape Town–Kruger National Park Area. Today, fly to the KRUGER NATIONAL PARK AREA and transfer to your lodge in a private game reserve. The Kruger area is famous for its abundance of wildlife, so you have a great chance to see the “Big 5”—lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo. Other animals you may see include kudu, impala, giraffe, hippo, cheetah, spotted hyena, wildebeest, bushbaby, and more! This afternoon, embark on your first GAME DRIVE and stop for SUNDOWNER DRINKS as the sun sets over the bushveld. (B,D)

Day 5

Kruger Area. Enjoy two full days of game viewing in this wondrous land. Wake up early for a MORNING GAME DRIVE in an open-air, 4-wheel-drive Land Rover. Your skilled, professional Ranger will help you learn about this special ecosystem as you view wildlife up close. After breakfast at your lodge, take advantage of free time to swim, read, or enjoy a drink at the bar. Tea will be served prior to your AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE. As the sun sets, stop for SUNDOWNER DRINKS in the bush. Return to your lodge in time to freshen up before dinner. (B,L,D daily)

Day 6

Kruger Area. Enjoy two full days of game viewing in this wondrous land. Wake up early for a MORNING GAME DRIVE in an open-air, 4-wheel-drive Land Rover. Your skilled, professional Ranger will help you learn about this special ecosystem as you view wildlife up close. After breakfast at your lodge, take advantage of free time to swim, read, or enjoy a drink at the bar. Tea will be served prior to your AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE. As the sun sets, stop for SUNDOWNER DRINKS in the bush. Return to your lodge in time to freshen up before dinner. (B,L,D daily)

Day 7

Kruger Area–Johannesburg. Enjoy one last GAME DRIVE this morning before flying to Johannesburg. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)

Day 8

Johannesburg. Today’s PRIVATE SIGHTSEEING TOUR starts with a visit to the unforgettable APARTHEID MUSEUM. Here, you will learn about the founding of South Africa before delving into the apartheid years. Continue on to SOWETO (South Western Township), the largest township in the country. You will see the Hector Pieterson Memorial, dedicated to the 12-year-old boy killed by police during a demonstration in 1976, and the neighborhood that was home to Nobel Peace Prize winners Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela. Visit MANDELA HOUSE to gain perspective on life here. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before transferring back to your hotel for time at leisure. (B,L)

Day 9

Johannesburg–Chobe National Park Area, Botswana. Today, fly to CHOBE NATIONAL PARK, featuring some of the greatest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. Enjoy an AFTERNOON GAME ACTIVITY before dinner. (B,L,D)

NOTE:
Shared game activities in Chobe consist of game drives and boat excursions.

Day 10

Chobe Area. Explore this stunning land on MORNING & AFTERNOON GAME ACTIVITIES. You may see giraffe, lion, lechwe, and huge herds of elephant. It is said that these are the largest elephants in the world. Spend the middle of the day at your leisure. (B,L,D)

Day 11

Chobe Area–Johannesburg–Homebound Flight. Your vacation ends with a flight back to Johannesburg to connect with your homebound flight. Book homebound flights after 5:30 pm. (B)

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Accommodations



Westin Cape Town

One of Cape Town's most vibrant hotels, The Westin offers unparalleled accommodations with panoramic views of Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront, and Table Bay. The hotel also features a several restaurants, an indoor pool, spa, and complimentary shuttle to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.


Cape Town
South Africa
Convention Square, Lower Long Street

Southern Sun Waterfront

Nestled between the majestic Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean, the Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town hotel is ideally situated. It is close to the entrance to the city's premier leisure complex - The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, and is a short 15-minute drive from Cape Town International Airport. A variety of beaches, as well as the city center, are also within close reach.


Cape Town
South Africa
1 Lower Buitengracht

The Table Bay Hotel

Located in the heart of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the hub of one of the world's most picturesque working harbors and close to the arrival point for cruise liners, this breathtaking hotel combines the elegance of the stunning neo-Victorian architecture with traditional hospitality. The rooms command magnificent views over the bay to famous Robben Island, and inwards to the city and the iconic outline of Table Mountain.


Cape Town
South Africa
Quay 6

Cape Grace

Surrounded on three sides by water, Cape Grace has its own private quay on the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Sophisticated and infused with local charm, each of the guest rooms has a distinct décor, featuring antiques, hand-painted fabrics, and thoughtfully chosen African artifacts. Each provide the convenience of iPod docking stations, flat-panel HD televisions, and limited complimentary Wi-Fi. The buzzing Bascule bar is perfect for an aperitif before dinner at the award-winning Signal restaurant, which serves such heavenly Cape dishes biltong-cured ostrich, rooibos-scented apricot compote, bitter chocolate and goat's cheese truffles, and bobotie-spiced springbok loin.


Cape Town
South Africa
West Quay Road Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

Kapama Southern Camp

Kapama Southern Camp, with 25 suites, is situated in the southern most part of Kapama Private Game Reserve. Guests are treated like royalty by the friendly staff and are encouraged to take a break from the African sun in the stunning swimming pool, or to relax in the lounge with a stylish cocktail. As you relax you may even some of the many animals that pass close to the lodge on a frequent basis. The camp serves breakfast and lunch in an open air setting and dinner under the stars in a traditional Boma. Electricity is provided 24 hours a day.


Kruger National Park Area
South Africa
Kapama Private Game Reserve

Dulini Lodge

Dulini speaks of a deeply personal wildlife adventure: the quintessential safari experience for the sophisticated traveler. With just six lavish suites set in the sanctuary of a riverine grove, the intimacy of this boutique lodge is ideal for discerning guests. The main lodge, resplendent with deep couches and contemporary African accents spills onto the cool veranda, with views to the wilderness beyond. A welcoming ambience of laid back luxury creates a place of conversation and laughter, while the extensive library of books accommodates those more inclined to quieter contemplation.


Sabi Sands
South Africa
Dulini Private Game Reserve

Chisomo Safari Camp

Chisomo Safari Camp overlooks the Makhutsi River, tucked deep in the Big Five Karongwe Game Reserve in Limpopo,


Kruger National Park Area
South Africa
51 Bell Road, New Era

Kapama Karula

Set on the Klaserie River in Kapama Private Game Reserve, Kapama Karula offers true luxury in the bush with just 12 suites. Karula means ""place of peace"" in the native tongue and upon arrival you will see why. The contemporary yet African feel to the camp will satisfy and exceed the expectations of even the most discerning connoisseurs. With floor-to-ceiling glass doors and skylights the cozy open plan lounge and bar area is a day time favorite to enjoy a drink or just sit back and enjoy the sights Karula has to offer. The outside wooden deck overlooking the Klaserie river gives you the opportunity to enjoy the tranquil atmosphere and magnificent vistas the camp has to offer while the welcoming pool offers a great way to relax during the heat of the day. Electricity is provided 24 hours a day.


Kruger National Park Area
South Africa
Kapama Private Game Reserve

Shiduli Private Game Lodge

Fringing the Karongwe Game Reserve, Shiduli Private Game Lodge embodies grace and elegance, yet exudes unsurpassed warmth and hospitality. Guests can step into the relaxed ambience of the lodge with its lush indigenous garden dappled in shade, lounges with Internet facilities, bar, huge sparkling pool, and thatched dining areas punctuated with original South African art.


Kruger National Park Area
South Africa
Karongwe Private Game Reserve

Protea Hotel Balalaika

A hotel in the heart of Sandton with a classic English country-style decor and comfortable rooms. The lush gardens and swimming pools offer an oasis in the city where one can relax and unwind while still being close to Johannesburg's top attractions. Just a short walk away are Sandton City Shopping Centre and Mandela Square with many restaurants and shops.


Johannesburg
South Africa
20 Maude Street, Sandown

The Maslow

The Maslow is packed with state-of-the art facilities ranging from an alluring bar, a tempting bistro, calming lounges, and luxurious guestrooms. Make yourself at home in this oasis with beautiful gardens, water features, and crisp blue pool. All of this within a short distance of the Gautrain Station and Nelson Mandela Square.


Sandton
South Africa
Corner Graystone Drive & Rivonia Road

54 on Bath

One of the leading hotels in Johannesburg, 54 on Bath boasts luxury and style with its soft and subtle décor. The hotel's architecture with its classical towering pillars, adds an iconic presence to the character of this vibrant area. Spacious, elegantly decorated rooms offer all the desirable amenities.


Johannesburg
South Africa
54 Bath Ave, Rosebank

Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero

Sanctuary Chobe Chilwero features just 15 cottages and offers unparalleled views over the Chobe River and flood plains as far as Namibia. A great deal of thought has gone into making this a luxurious riverside retreat in the heart of the bush. Guests can relax in the split-level swimming pool and enjoy gourmet food for which the lodge is known for. A visit to the spa is a must with a range of treatments and rituals of the highest quality are on offer to help guests relax, restore, and revitalize. Electricity is provided 24 hours a day.


Chobe National Park
Botswana


Chobe Game Lodge

Picturesquely situated overlooking the Chobe River and the Caprivi floodplains, the iconic Chobe Game Lodge is the only permanent safari lodge within the Chobe National Park. All safari activities are tailored to suit individual requirements. Game drives, game viewing by small boats with a maximum capacity of twelve guests, sunset cruises along the Chobe River and after-dinner stargazing are offered. Electricity is provided 24 hours a day.


Chobe National Park
Botswana
Kasane

Chobe Marina Lodge

Uniquely located in the North-Eastern corner of Botswana where the four African nations of Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Namibia converge, Chobe Marina Lodge is surrounded by the natural beauty of Africa. Chalets, two restaurants and wonderful wooden decks over the river make this a unique hotel. Game viewing is done by vehicle and boat. Electricity is provided 24 hours a day.


Kasane
Botswana
P Bag K 83

Ngoma Safari Lodge

With just 12 suites Ngoma Safari Lodge offers and intimate safari experience. The buildings are all made from natural materials and blend seamlessly with their surroundings. Ethnic fabrics, building material, and artifacts provide a local touch. The lodge is also positioned to feature panoramic views over the legendary Chobe River with many opportunities to see elephants, zebra, and buffalo grazing on the floodplain. The central area of the lodge houses the reception area, lounge, dining room, bar, and a plunge pool. A well-positioned viewing deck gives guests a perfect setting from which to enjoy a beautifully prepared evening meal with views over a floodlit waterhole frequented by elephants and other game. Electricity is provided 24 hours a day.


Chobe National Park
Botswana
Chobe Forest Conservancy, Kachikau Road

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