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Splendours Of Southern Africa

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12 Days
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US$ 8,639

This Holiday of a Lifetime captures the essence of this remarkable region of Africa, taking you from world-famous game reserves in South Africa and Botswana to the iconic beauty of Cape Town and the majesty of Victoria Falls. This African vacation combines the best of Southern Africa in one convenient and unforgettable experience.


This special 12-day fully-escorted Holiday of a Lifetime tour takes you from the Kapama Game Reserve to Cape Town and the incredible Cape Peninsula to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and finally Chobe National Park in Botswana. It combines luxury game lodges and hotels with some of the most iconic sights in all of Southern Africa.

Your African Holiday of a Lifetime begins in eastern South Africa where you’ll head on game drives at the Kapama Private Game Reserve. Staying at Kapama Southern Camp, you’ll enjoy luxury accommodations surrounded by wildlife and the wonders of the bush. In the morning, you’ll head out on game drives in search of the Big Five, relying on the expertise of professional trackers to take you through the bush and find these iconic animals. You’ll spot lions, elephants, and leopards, visit the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre to learn about the area’s conservation efforts, and even have the opportunity to ride high above the savannah in a hot air balloon, which is perfect for optimal game viewing. At day’s end, you’ll enjoy sundowners and gourmet dinners back at the lodge.

From Kapama Private Game Lodge, turn west on your Holiday of a Lifetime and visit Cape Town, the “Mother City” and the most picturesque city in South Africa. Perched on the Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town is surrounded by breathtaking landscape and boasts incredible cultural diversity. Enjoy a taste of the city’s world-class food culture with dinner at the award-winning Azure Restaurant. The next day, explore the incredible landscape of the coast with a full day tour, heading from Boulders Beach and the naval village of Simon’s Town to the Cape Point Nature Reserve where you’ll ride the Funicular up to the Lighthouse and enjoy stunning views of the coast.

The next day, learn about the country’s history with a full day Walk to Freedom tour. Beginning in the local townships and District Six, you’ll meet locals and learn about the country’s history of apartheid and racial segregation. Afterwards, join a Robben Island tour, where you’ll visit the prison where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years and learn about his hard-won fight for freedom and racial equality. End your exploration of the historic Cape with dinner and a performance of Kaapse Stories from the Mother City at the Rockwell Dinner Theatre. Close out your time on the Cape with a wine and gastronomic tour through the world-famous wineries of the Cape Winelands and Franschhoek, where you can savour unique South African vintages like Pinotage.

Connect from Cape Town to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe to continue your Holiday of a Lifetime. Staying at Victoria Falls Hotel, the country’s oldest and most luxurious hotel, you’ll enjoy a guided tour of the falls, which rank among the best natural landmarks the world over and are one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World according to CNN. After savouring the breathtaking sight of millions of litres of water pouring off the cliff every second, take a sunset cruise along the Zambezi River to spot wildlife at dusk and close out with a traditional drum show and dinner at The Boma, where you’ll indulge in the finest in Zimbabwean cuisine.

Your Holiday of a Lifetime closes in Chobe National Park in neighbouring Botswana. Staying at the luxury Chobe Game Lodge, perched on the edge of the Chobe River, you’ll explore the diverse wildlife of this world-famous national park. Chobe is best known for its massive elephant and hippo populations, and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to see these incredible animals on game drives and boat cruises. When you retire from your afternoon safaris, you’ll have the freedom to indulge in the luxurious amenities of Chobe Game Lodge, relishing a cigar from the cigar bar or taking advantage of the wellness centre or swimming pool to refresh yourself.

This Holiday of a Lifetime in Southern Africa is an once-in-a-lifetime journey through the splendours of South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Botswana. It combines incredible wildlife sightings with the beauty of Cape Town and the majestic power of Victoria Falls. If you’re looking to experience the best of Southern Africa, look no further.


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Duration
12 Days
Prices From:
US$ 8,639

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Day 1

Johannesburg - Kapama Private Game Reserve

On arrival in Johannesburg, we will be met by our Goway representative and assisted to our domestic flight to Hoedspruit. Upon arrival, we transfer to our lodge for check in, our home for the next 3 nights.  We have time to relax after lunch before setting off on our first game drive in open 4x4 vehicles.  Tonight we dine under the stars, with a bush dinner at the lodge.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration3 Nights
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Kapama Southern Camp

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    Kapama Southern Camp



    Southern Camp is situated on the southern most section of the Kapama Private Game Reserve and offers luxury accommodation in this tranquil lodge accompanied by warm hospitality and friendly service in one of the best bush locations in country. Alternatively relax in the lounge with ...

    Southern Camp is situated on the southern most section of the Kapama Private Game Reserve and offers luxury accommodation in this tranquil lodge accompanied by warm hospitality and friendly service in one of the best bush locations in country. Alternatively relax in the lounge with a good book and cool refreshment from the bar.

    Make sure your binoculars are on hand to watch the jewelled coloured birds flying around or the animals in the nearby bush. Relax and cool off in the rim-flow pool surrounded by sun umbrellas and recliners for lazy afternoons, just perfect for those hot summer days or to refresh you after an exciting safari through the bush.

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    • Gift Shop/Boutique
    • Internet Access
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    • Parking
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Day 2

Kapama Private Game Reserve

We set off before breakfast in open safari vehicles in search of lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, leopard, and all manner of wondrous wildlife, including birds and plants. We pay a visit to the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, whose core focus is on the conservation of rare, vulnerable or endangered animals. We embark on our afternoon game drive and enjoy sundowners in the bush before returning to our lodge for a sumptuous dinner. 

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Day 3

Kapama Private Game Reserve

Today we spend the day in the Kapama Private Reserve taking in the South African wildlife and tracking the animals that may have eluded us.  There is also the option to join a bush walk, visit one of the wellness centres, or even take a hot air balloon. 

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Day 4

Hoedspruit to Cape Town

We transfer to Hoedspruit Airport for our domestic flight to Cape Town. On arrival we will be met and transferred to our hotel overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.  We enjoy a cocktail sundowner on the terrace at sunset prior to proceeding to dinner at the award winning Azure Restaurant. 

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration4 Nights
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The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

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    The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa



    Perched on the very edge of the Atlantic Ocean, with the magnificent Table Mountain and Twelve Apostles Mountain Range as a backdrop, this luxurious hotel harmoniously blends with the natural beauty of its surroundings and serves as the perfect setting for gently restoring harmony to ...

    Perched on the very edge of the Atlantic Ocean, with the magnificent Table Mountain and Twelve Apostles Mountain Range as a backdrop, this luxurious hotel harmoniously blends with the natural beauty of its surroundings and serves as the perfect setting for gently restoring harmony to body, mind and soul. The hotel is just 15 minutes from the V&A Waterfront.

    The hotel offers an exceptional array of facilities - a garden and rock pool, mountain picnic trails, two restaurants, live entertainment in the Leopard Room Bar & Lounge, and a 16-seater cinema. The hotel offers complimentary scheduled transfers to Camps Bay and the V&A Waterfront between 8:00AM and 8:00PM.

    Experience the exquisite play of light on the mountains and sea from the peaceful comfort of 70 rooms and suites, each individually designer-decorated with understated elegance. The hotel is a natural choice for discerning travelers.

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Day 5

Touring Cape Peninsula

A full day touring the ruggedly beautiful Cape Peninsula winding our way through some of the most spectacular coastal scenery in the world.  We stop off to see the lovable penguins at Boulders Beach and drive through the quaint naval village of Simon’s Town. Continue to the Cape Point Nature Reserve where we take the Funicular to the Lighthouse. Thereafter a 5 course wine pairing lunch at The Foodbarn Restaurant prior to heading back to Cape Town via the picturesque Chapmans Peak. 

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Day 6

Walk to Freedom Tour

We begin the day with a Private Walk to Freedom Tour including local Townships and District Six. We get to interact with locals, visit a Shebeen and a Sangoma (traditional healer). This afternoon we head to the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront where there is a choice to either join the Robben Island Tour or enjoy leisure time at the Waterfront.  We end the day with a unique Cape Town Dinner Experience - Kaapse Stories at the Rockwell Dinner Theatre.

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Day 7

Full Day Winelands Tour

After breakfast we journey into the tranquil Cape Winelands of Franschhoek and visit some of the world famous wineries, and enjoy tastings at well-known estates. The quaint village of Franschhoek is known locally as well as internationally as the gourmet capital of South Africa.  We make a stop at the Franschhoek Motor Museum which has an astonishing collection of cars in the middle of vineyards.  A light lunch will be served at Greenhouse Restaurant before proceeding for a wine tasting and tour at Babylonstoren.  Dinner tonight will be at a unique African Restaurant in the heart of Cape Town, GOLD Restaurant.

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Day 8

Cape Town to Victoria Falls

Today we are transferred to Cape Town International Airport for our flight to Victoria Falls, one of the original natural wonders of the world, known locally as ‘The Smoke that Thunders’.  We transfer to The Victoria Falls Hotel. This evening we will meet the historian Peter Jones and learn the history of Dr Livingstone and Zambia. 

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Victoria Falls Hotel

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    Victoria Falls Hotel



    Established in 1904, the Grande Victoria Falls Hotel overlooks the magnificent Batoka Gorge with the Victoria Falls only a 10 minute walk away along the hotel's private path, 22km from Victoria Falls Airport. This gracious 161 room Colonial-style hotel is set in lush gardens, and ...

    Established in 1904, the Grande Victoria Falls Hotel overlooks the magnificent Batoka Gorge with the Victoria Falls only a 10 minute walk away along the hotel's private path, 22km from Victoria Falls Airport.

    This gracious 161 room Colonial-style hotel is set in lush gardens, and includes 3 restaurants, a swimming pool, 2 floodlit tennis courts and a quaint chapel. The hotel epitomizes the romance of grand travel, offering guests total relaxation. The highlight is traditional high tea on the terrace, which offers a spectacular view of the Victoria Falls Bridge and the Batoka Gorge.

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    • Currency Exchange
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    • Gift Shop
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
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    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Library
    • Lounge(s)
    • Massage Treatments
    • Medical Services
    • Spa
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi
    • Tennis
    • Water sports/ Equipment
    • Watersport Activities
    • Wheelchair Accessible Rooms

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Day 9

Victoria Falls

A guided Tour of the mighty Victoria Falls is first on the line up today. We’ll walk through the permanent, beautifully misty Rain Forest which flanks the Falls, stopping to marvel at the principal sites as it cascades to the depths below.  Lunch will be served at the Look Out Café.  This afternoon we embark on a Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River, before a dinner and drum show at The Boma, an entertainment experience specializing in traditional African food.  

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 10

Victoria Falls to Chobe National Park

After a leisurely breakfast, we transfer to Chobe, Botswana.  The Chobe River forms the northern boundary of the Chobe National Park, renowned for its reliable and diverse game viewing.  This section of the park is best known for its elephant and hippo populations but the waters attracts all manner of game including large herds of buffalo and the lions that prey on them.  This afternoon activity could be either a boat cruise or a game drive in the Chobe National Park. 

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
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Chobe Game Lodge

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    Chobe Game Lodge



    Chobe Game Lodge is the only permanent game lodge in the park. This small and intimate Lodge has interesting Moorish styling and overlooks the Chobe River. The lodge accommodates up to 94 guests in absolute luxury and all the rooms have private terraces. Other facilities ...

    Chobe Game Lodge is the only permanent game lodge in the park. This small and intimate Lodge has interesting Moorish styling and overlooks the Chobe River. The lodge accommodates up to 94 guests in absolute luxury and all the rooms have private terraces. Other facilities include billiards, library, gym, beauty salon, a stylish cigar bar overlooking the Chobe River, a large terraced swimming pool and riverside boma area.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
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    • Library
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Day 11

Chobe National Park

An early morning wake up with a light snack prior to our early morning activity. We return to the lodge for breakfast and some relaxation. We then set off for our mid-morning activity and return in time for lunch. Later we embark on our afternoon activity followed by dinner.

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Day 12

Departure

An early morning game drive will begin our last day in Chobe.  We transfer from Chobe Game Lodge to Kasane Airport for our regional flight to Johannesburg, for our international flight home.

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