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Exploring South Africa, Victoria Falls & Botswana

cape town Tours Exploring South Africa, Victoria Falls & Botswana

Exploring South Africa, Victoria Falls & Botswana

Travel from Pilanesberg National Park, to the roaring force of Victoria Falls and legendary Chobe National Park. This small group tour is a wonderful introduction to Southern Africa’s highlights.  

  • Style: Guided Small Group Journey
  • Duration: 14 days/13 nights
  • Starts in: Cape Town
Guide Price £4314
per person (based on 2 adults sharing)
Highlights:
  • Wildlife safaris in search of the Big 5
  • Get up close to African elephants
  • Cable car ride up Table Mountain
  • Wine tasting in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek
  • Enjoy a traditional African barbecue in Chobe National Park
  • Meet a local Zambian family for a home-hosted lunch
Itinerary:

Day 1  Johannesburg, South Africa  
Arrive in Johannesburg and transfer to your hotel.  

Day 2  Johannesburg to Pilanesberg NP
Head to Pilanesberg National Park, a game reserve set within an ancient crater. Embark on an afternoon game drive in search of lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino, before enjoying a sundowner as you watch the sun set.  

Day 3  Pilanesberg NP  
Rise for an early sunrise game drive in search of the Big 5, before returning to the lodge for some free time. This afternoon embark on another game drive. Tonight, dinner is served under the stars.      

Day 4  Pilanesberg NP  
Spend another full day in this fascinating park, enjoying both a morning and afternoon game drive.      

Day 5  Pilanesberg NP to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe  
Head to Johannesburg for your flight to Victoria Falls where home for the next two nights is a luxury tented camp. Tonight’s dinner will be served on the shores of the Zambezi River overlooking Victoria Falls.  

Day 6  Victoria Falls  
Spend the morning with elephants in their own habitats, learning about their unique behaviours. Later, meet a local Zambian family for a home-hosted lunch. This evening, you may decide to join an optional sunset cruise on the Zambezi River.

Day 7  Victoria Falls to Chobe NP, Botswana  
Cross the border into Botswana and arrive in Chobe National Park. This afternoon, spot wildlife such as hippo and crocodile along the water’s edge on an immersive safari cruise.

Day 8  Chobe NP  
Today, explore Chobe National Park on thrilling morning game drive. After lunch choose to continue to search for wildlife by land or opt to venture down the river on a safari cruise. This evening, learn from a local chef how to cook a traditional African barbecue, known as a braai on the banks of the Chobe River.  

Day 9  Chobe NP to Stellenbosch, South Africa  
Fly to Cape Town and take a short drive to the Cape Winelands. The idyllic town of Stellenbosch is home for the next two nights. This evening, enjoy wine tasting and dinner.  

Day 10  Stellenbosch
Spend time in the Stellenbosch Valley and visit your first winery of the day. Sample some of the local wine and perhaps try a local favourite, Pinotage. Continue onto Franschhoek, where you are treated to a delightful lunch followed by a second winery visit and more tastings.    

Day 11  Cape Town
Arrive in Cape Town and explore the vibrant V&A Waterfront. Ride the Table Mountain cable car for amazing views across Cape Town, Robben Island and Lion’s Head, before returning to the city via Table Bay.

Day 12  Cape Town
Travel to the southwestern tip of Africa while admiring the coastal scenery of the Cape Peninsula and hearing tales of ships wrecked at Cape Point. Take a leisurely hike down to Boulders Beach to see the resident penguins before a home hosted dinner with a local Capetonian family.    

Day 13  Cape Town
Your final day is at leisure. Tonight, meet your fellow travellers for a farewell dinner.  

Day 14  Cape Town  
Your tour ends after breakfast. Transfer to the airport for your return flight home.  

Departs:
Selected departures, Jan - Mar & May - Dec 2021 and Jan - Apr 2022.  
Tours departing before May 2021 follow a different itinerary.

Prices
Guide Price £4314
per person (based on 2 adults sharing)
Inclusions
  • Regional flights in Southern Africa
  • Airport transfers in Southern Africa
  • 13 nights 3star to 4star accommodation including the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
  • 13 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 10 dinners
Not Included
  • International flights
Trailfinders Special Offer
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Book by 31 Oct 20 & receive a discount of £100/€100 per person on any land only Collette tour (except Australia or New Zealand). Valid 1 Jan 21 - 30 Apr 22.

The tour itinerary, inclusions and departures are based on travel from 01/05/2021 to 30/04/2022. Guide prices are based on twn/dbl share, are subject to availability and may vary by departure date. For travel outside of these dates, the itinerary and inclusions may vary to that shown above - please ask for details.
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