Zambia, Botswana, S.A (Cape Town)

      

          Day 1 U.K. – S.A  
        Depart Heathrow, London For S.A Johannesburg. Arrive the next day 07h25

Day 2 S.A. - Zambia
Arrive OR Tambo, Johannesburg. Same day, take a flight from OR Tambo to Livingstone Airport Suggested Flight SA 48 Depart 10h40 Arrive 12h30. Guests will be met and greeted at the airport by a representative at Livingstone airport and transported to Zambezi Sun. Afternoon Sundowner cruises on the African Queen. Overnight Zambezi Sun or similar

Day 3   Zambia                                                                                        (B)
After breakfast transfer to the Elephant back Safari venue in Zimbabwe for a safari experience from the back of an elephant. Afterwards, return to Zambezi Sun. In the afternoon, those wishing to fish can depart for a half-day of tiger fishing.  Or you can relax at the hotel or walk to the viewpoint of the falls. Overnight Zambezi Sun or similar

Day 4   Zambia                                                                                           (B)
Fishermen can spend the day tiger fishing with an experienced fishing guide while the rest of the group can choose from the many other options available. Overnight Zambezi Sun or similar

Day 5   Botswana                                                                                        (B)
After breakfast, transfer to Kasane by road (1 and a half hrs) and on to Chobe Marina Lodge for lunch. Afternoon game drive in a nearby game reserve like Chobe National Park. Dinner and overnight Chobe Marina Lodge or similar

Day 6   Botswana                                                                                      (B)
Morning cruise to spot elephant, hippo and crocodile along the Chobe River. A boat is also available (holds 3 pax) for fishing for the day. After lunch at leisure or go on a game drive Overnight Chobe Marina or similar

Day 7 Botswana                                                                                   (B)
A morning cruise and the afternoon at leisure or choose from the different activities. Overnight Chobe Marina Lodge or similar

Day 8 Botswana – S.A./Cape Town                                                      (B)
After breakfast, morning transfer to Livingstone Airport for Flight to Jhb and connect to Cape Town on SA 357 Dpt 17h00 / Arr 19h10. Arrive in Cape Town and transfer to your hotel. Overnight Cape Town

Day 9   Cape Town                                                                               (B)
A morning Township tour which gives the visitor a true experience of the diverse cultures. Sightseeing to include a craft market, visit to a shebeen (Irish word for place of drinking) where you can drink real African beer and also a herbal doctor, (Sangoma). Afterwards, take a city tour, which includes the famous Table Mountain (weather permitting). This city tour will also take you to the SA museum and the Company Gardens started by the Dutch East India Company in order for sailors to have some nourishment.

Day 10   Cape Town                                                                              (B)
After breakfast a guided full day Cape Point tour. Drive via the Atlantic Coast, passing beaches like Clifton and Camp's Bay, beautifully located on the base of the Twelve Apostles mountain range. We travel to Hout Bay over the Suikerbossie pass. (Sugar Bush) Guests have a choice of a boat ride, to Seal Island (45mins).

Thereafter depart for Cape Point via Chapman's Peak drive (subject to road conditions) otherwise via Constantia, the beautiful wine valley where wines were first made in South Africa with the arrival of the Dutch. Guests have an option of visiting an Ostrich farm where they also have a wonderful shop and restaurant. This farm is situated on the way to Cape Point, not far from the entrance. We will spend 2 - 3 hrs in the Cape Of Good Hope Nature Reserve and have a lunch break. Guests have a choice of the Deli or the Two Oceans restaurant with breathtaking views. Guests will have the option of taking the funicular train ride on "The Flying Dutchman" to the top or simply just walk up the pathway to the lighthouse. We then depart through the Reserve, looking out for animals such as the Cape Mountain Zebra, different kinds of antelope and even Ostrich.

Carry on via the Indian Ocean to the home of the African Penguin in Simonstown, named after the second Governor of the Cape, Simon Van Der Stel. A quaint little seaside village with steep narrow streets. There, you can see the statue of "Just nuisance", the Great Dane who was given a seaman's burial. Simons town was also the Main base for the Royal Navy in the South Atlantic from 1815 to 1957. Continue via the coast, passing fishing villages like Kalk Bay where the catch of the day can still be bought direct from the boats. Our afternoon ends at the world re-nowned Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens.

Day 11 Cape Town – Departure                                                         (B)
Winelands tour: After breakfast visit 3 famous wine areas, Franschoek, Paarl and Stellenbosch for 3 wine tastings, 1 cheese tasting and 1 cellar tour. Haute Cabriere in Franschoek, is famous for it's sparkling wine and is known all over the world. Franschoek (French corner) is the area given to the French Huegenots in 1688, when they were fleeing from the Protestant war.

This region which was cultivated by the French is still one of the most popular. En route we will pass the Drakenstein prison formerly known as Victor Verster where Nelson Mandela was released in 1990 after 27 years in various prisons. There is also a statue of him at the entrance. (Picture opportunity) Paarl is also a winegrowing region and its name is derived from the fact that the mountains look like pearls. KWV is well known for it's Brandy and also it's award-winning wines paired with chocolate. Stellenbosch is the second oldest town and also the largest wine-growing region. Guests will have an orientation of this university town where the streets are laden with Oak trees as the town is also known as the city of Oak.(Die Eikestad).  Then at leisure until time to transfer to airport for departure flight.

End of Services

Service includes:
Accommodation with breakfast; 3 nights in Zambia, 3 nights in Botswana, 3 nights in Cape Town
Lunch and Dinner where indicated
Inter lodge & airport road transfers
Cruise on the African Queen
Elephant back safari
Game drives – where applicable
River cruise – where applicable
A qualified tour guide in Cape Town
Tours in Cape Town as indicated
Entrance fees to museum, herbal doctor and shebeen, Cape Point,
African Penguin & Kirstenbosch Wine and cheese tastings, cellar tour in Cape Town

Service Excludes:
2 half days tiger fishing: Livingstone - boat hire - takes 3 persons
Chobe Marina boat hire – takes 3 persons
Visa cost if required
Meals where not specified
Items of a personal nature
Gratuities, tips
Airfare – Long Haul and regional flights (unless specified as included above)
Any Travel and Health insurance    

 

 


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