Our 14 day Southern Africa Tour, focuses on some of South Africa’s most beautiful destinations. The itinerary includes Cape Town, a safari in a private game reserve near the Kruger National Park, breathtaking scenery of the Mpumalanga Escarpment area, a visit to the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and a safari in the Chobe National Park of northern Botswana. In essence this tour of Southern Africa strives to bring the most sought after destinations within the region into one cost effective, time efficient tour itinerary.
The itinerary uses a mix of self-drive transport, (for which we supply you with an Avis Rent a Car with a GPS as well as written directions), and the portion of the tour outside of South Africa is based on guided & assisted services. If you prefer, we can adapt the itinerary to lessen the self-drive portion, or remove it all together. By the same token we can extend sections of particular interest to you.
Day 01 Arrive Cape Town
On arrival at Cape Town International Airport you make your way over to the Avis Desk and collect your rented car. You self-drive the 25 minutes into Cape Town and check in at the Cape Town Hollow Hotel, where you will spend the next (4) nights on a bed and breakfast basis. Cape Town Hollow is located in the middle of Cape Town’s historical city centre and sits almost in the shadow of Table Mountain.
Day 02 - 04 Self-drive Cape Town, Winelands and Cape Peninsula
These 3 days are at your leisure to explore this beautiful city. On one day you could explore the city of Cape Town, including ascending Table Mountain by cable car, taking a boat ride out to Robben Island or explore some of the shopping areas that abound.
Another day could be dedicated for a leisurely self- drive around the craggy ocean view roads of the Cape Peninsula. There are many interesting stops along the way, such as the naval town of Simons Town, the African penguins at Boulders Beach, the Cape Peninsula Nature Reserve. Your third day could be spent on a self-drive exploring day of the Cape Winelands, and its picture perfect vineyards, mountains and homesteads. These explorative days of the Western Cape can be done by means of self-drive, or you may prefer us to arrange a guided day tours.
Day 05 Cape Town to Graskop, Mpumalanga Escarpment
This morning you return your car to the airport and board your flight to Johannesburg. Here you collect another car and set off in a north easterly direction. You drive over the rolling grasslands of the Highveld, through the Mpumalanga Highlands and onto the small village of Graskop perched on the edge of the Mpumalanga Escarpment. Here you check into the Graskop Hotel for (1) night on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.
Day 06 Panorama Tour - Timbavati Game Reserve.
This morning early you have the opportunity to take in some spectacular natural sightseeing points, such as the Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window, Bourkes Luck Potholes and some of the many waterfalls that characterize this forested and mountainous area.
By lunch time you descend the escarpment into the Lowveld and make your way into the Timbavati Game Reserve. Here you check into the Shindzela Bushcamp for (3) nights on a fully inclusive basis.
Day 07 - 08 On Safari at Shindzela
Enjoy twice daily guided safari activities at Shindzela Bushcamp. These take place in the early morning and again in the late afternoon - early evening, when the weather is more agreeable and the wildlife are more on the move to feed & water.
Day 09 Shindzela - Johannesburg
This morning after you safari & breakfast you drive the 5 hour scenic drive back to Johannesburg. A suggested stopping point for lunch would be the quaint trout fishing village of Dullstroom, renowned for it may boutique shops & restaurants. This afternoon you arrive in Johannesburg and check into the African Rock Hotel (located very close to the OR Tambo International Airport), and overnight here on a bed and breakfast basis.
Day 10 Fly Johannesburg to Victoria Falls
This morning you drop off your rented car at the OR Tambo International Airport, and board your flight to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. On arrival you will be met and transferred to the A’Zambezi River Lodge where you check in for (2) nights on a bed and breakfast basis. Situated in close to nature surrounds, just a couple of kilometres upstream of the Victoria Falls, the A’Zambezi River Lodge has recently been renovated and makes for great value for money
Day 11 Explore Victoria Falls
This morning you will be collected at your hotel and taken on a guided tour of the Victoria Falls, followed by a visit to a working African Village known as Monde Village.
At Monde Village visitors can expect to see a day to day working African village. Guests get to meet some of the locals and get a feel for what modern day rural Africa is about. After some time for lunch & releaxation back at your hotel you will be collected again and taken on a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River with drinks and snacks included.
Day 12 Victoria Falls to Chobe Safari Lodge, Northern Botswana
This morning you will be collected from your hotel and transferred across the border into northern Botswana. You will arrive at Chobe Safari Lodge and check in there for (2) nights on a full board basis. Included in your stay is two guided game drives into the Chobe National Park and two boat cruises. Additional activities can be booked at the lodge.
Day 13 On safari at Chobe Safari Lodge
Today you enjoy the guided activities that explore the Chobe National Park and Chobe River.
A day for magnificent African scenery, wildlife and spectacular sunsets. The game drives are conducted into the Chobe National Park, while the boat cruises are on the Chobe River, park’s northern boundry.
Day 14 Chobe Safari Lodge to Johannesburg
This morning after your breakfast you will be transferred by road, back across into Zimbabwe and onto the Victoria Falls Airport. Here you board your flight back to Johannesburg, South Africa.
ZAR 46 790 pp sharing (Jan - Mar 2017)
ZAR 43 750 pp sharing (Apr - Jul 2017)
ZAR 44 370 pp sharing (Aug - Sep 2017)
ZAR 46 515 pp sharing (Oct - Nov 2017)
ZAR 26 825 pp sharing (Jan - Apr 2018) - For the South Africa section
USD 1595 pp sharing (Jan - Apr 2018) - For the Zimbabwe & Botswana section
ZAR 24 670 pp sharing (May - Aug 2018) - For the South Africa section
USD 1595 pp sharing (May - Aug 2018) - For the Zimbabwe & Botswana section
ZAR 28 180 pp sharing (Sep - Dec 2018) - For the South Africa section
USD 1595 pp sharing (Sep - Dec 2018) - For the Zimbabwe & Botswana section
07 nights accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
01 nights accommodation on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis
02 nights accommodation on a full board basis (3 meals daily)
03 nights accommodation on a fully inclusive basis (Shindzela Safari Camp):
Teas & coffees
Twice daily guided game viewing activities
The services of a professional ranger and camp staff
Tourism levy of 1 %
Sightseeing in Victoria Falls as per itinerary
Guided safari activities at Chobe Safari Lodge as per itinerary
Cape Town - Johannesburg one way (BA L class fares)
Johannesburg - Vic Falls - Johannesburg return (BA L class fares)
11 x days use of a group B car (VW Polo Hatch or similar) equipped with manual gears, radio tape, power steering and air conditioning.
Value Added Tax @ 14% (VAT)
Claim Administration Fee in the event of damage and/or theft
General Public Liability Insurance
Maximum Collision Damage Waiver (CDW)
Maximum Theft Loss Waiver (TLW)
Personal Accident Insurance (PAI)
Third Party Liability Insurance
Tyre, Rim and Hubcap Damage
Water and Under-carriage Damage to vehicles
Windscreen Damage / Repair
Visas if required
Personal items and gratuities
Bar accounts not specified
Meals not specified
Park fees for activities at Chobe Safari Lodge
Car Hire excludes:
Refundable Rental Deposit
Rental Contract Fee
Fuel & fuel deposit
Additional Driver fee if required
Accident Claim Administration Fee (if applicable)
Traffic Fine Administration Fee (if applicable)
Child Safety Seats (if applicable)
Non Cancellation Fee of 1 Rental Day
Valet Fee (if applicable)
Delivery & Collection fees (if applicable)
One way fees (if applicable)
Cross border one way fees (if applicable)
Water and Undercarriage damage
Tyre Rim and Hubcap Damage
Windscreen Damage Waiver
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