- Highlights: Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park, Okavango Delta, Cape Town & Cape Winelands
- No of days / nights: 11/12
- Tour starts: Victoria Falls
- Tour ends: Cape Town
- Includes: Accommodation, flights JNB-VFA/Maun-CPT, all transfers in VFA/Bot, tour of the Victoria Falls, Sundowner boat cruise on the Zambezi River, safari in Chobe, Okv Delta and Cape Town, meals as per the itinerary & c ar rental in CPT– Group B (VW Polo or similar)
- Accommodation: Comfort
- Best time to visit: July to September
Fly on a mid-morning flight from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls or Livingstone (approx. 2 hour flight). Upon arrival you will be met by a driver who will take you to your chosen hotel. The rest of the afternoon is spent at your own leisure.
Breakfast at your chosen hotel. In the morning you will be collected from your hotel for a tour of the majestic Victoria Falls, “Mosi-oa-Tunya” – “the Smoke that Thunders”, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The tour takes you through the rain forest t o the numerous view sites along the edge of these remarkable falls.
After the tour, enjoy time at leisure until you are collected in the afternoon for a Sundowner boat cruise on the mighty Zambezi River. If you are lucky you may spot elephant, crocodiles and hippos along the cruise.
After breakfast and checkout you will be collected and transferred to Kasane on the banks of the Chobe River. The transfer is approximately 75 km and the traveling time may vary as you have to cross the border in to Botswana. Lunch is served on arrival.
Afternoon activity: Either a boat cruise on the Chobe River or a game drive in the Chobe Game Reserve will be offered. Game viewing by boat gives one the chance to get close to some of the water based animals such as crocodiles and hippopotamus as well as elephants that frequent the river. Dinner at your lodge.
Early morning activity: Venture out in to the wilderness that is the Chobe Game Reserve.
The Chobe National Park, which is the second largest national park in Botswana and covers 10,566 km 2 , has one of the greatest concentrations of game found on the African continent. It is however most famous for the large herds of elephant that inhabit the park.
Breakfast is served upon your return to the lodge. After a few hours relaxing by the pool or in your room it is time for high tea followed by your afternoon activity – boat cruise or game drive . Dinner at your lodge.
Early morning activity followed by breakfast and checkout. You will be transferred to Kasane airport for your flight in a light aircraft to your camp in the heart of the Okavango Delta. Arrive in time for lunch.
The Okavango Delta is one of the world’s largest in land water systems. Its headwaters start in Angola’s western highlands, with numerous tributaries joining to form the Cubango river, which then flows through Namibia (called the Kavango) and finally enters Botswana, where it is then called the Okavango. The delta environment has large numbers of animal populations that are otherwise rare, such as crocodile, red lechwe, sitatunga, elephant, wild dogs, buffalo, wattled crane as well as the other more common mammals and bird life.
Afternoon activity: Safari activities by water are the primary specialty of the Okavango – the mokoro. A dugout canoe which is ‘poled’ along by your Guide, is the most evocative way of exploring the numerous waterways. Motor launches travel on the main waterways and lagoons. Enjoy a dinner under the African sky.
Early morning safari activity followed by breakfast . After a few hours relaxing in the shade or by the pool it is time for high tea followed by your afternoon activity – boat cruise or nature walk. Dinner at the lodge.
Early morning activity (time permitting) followed b y breakfast and checkout. Enjoy a short transfer to Maun airport in a light aircraft where you await the departure of your onward bound flight to Cape Town – the Mother City!
On arrival at Cape Town Airport you will collect your rental car and drive to your chosen hotel or guest house. Afternoon at your own leisure. Suggested activities – visit the V&A Waterfront with its many shops, restaurants and pubs. It is also the departure point for boat trips to Robben Island, the island most famous for being a prison island.
Days at leisure to explore this beautiful city. Suggested activities:
- Do a day trip in your rental car to witness the meeting point of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans at Cape Point. Be sure to make a stop at Boulder’s Beach Penguin Colony
- Travel to the top of Table Mountain for spectacular views of the city, sea and distant mountains
- Visit the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens
- Spend some time on some of Cape Town’s beautiful be aches such as Clifton and Camps Bay
- Take in the highlights of Cape Town City Centre such as Company Gardens, Greenmarket Square and the nearby Bo-Kaap area
- Join a township tour together with a local guide.
Breakfast followed by checkout. Make your way to the Stellenbosch Winelands which are located approximately 45 minute s from Cape Town (ca 50 kms).
Other than being a university town with beautiful C ape Dutch architecture Stellenbosch is also South Africa’s premier wine district. Take the opportunity to drive out to some of the most well known wine estates and sample their fine wines. Vineyards well worth a visit in the Stellenbosch area: Rust-en-Vrede, Kanonkop, Warwick Estate, Rustenburg and many more.
Breakfast at your hotel. Franschhoek is a town nearby to Stellenbosch and is also famous for its wonderful wines as well as i ts French heritage. Here you will find many excellent restaurants with a number of them serving exquisite French cuisine. Examples of fine wine estates in the Franschhoek area: La Motte, Boschendal & Graham Beck. Restaurants in Franschhoek: Le Quartier Français – one of the top 50 restaurants in the world, Le Petite Ferme & Reuben’s Restaurant & Bar.
Breakfast followed by check out. Drive back to Cape Town and return the rental car at either the Cape Town City office or the Airport.