Take off at 08:05 11:30(+1)
After breakfast, you will enjoy a half-day orientation tour of Cape Town. You will see iconic buildings, snatches of history, and experiences the uniqueness of this city. Drive past the country’s oldest building, the Castle, and a short distance away, the Company Gardens, both historically fascinating and well conserved. Our drive continues past the Parliament Buildings, City Hall and the Slave Lodge; you will sense the depth of history via their distinctive architecture. Colonial then changes to colorful, as you move up the cobblestoned hills to the Malay Quarter, and marvel at the ice-cream colors of the quaint Bo-Kaap homes.
Overnight: Hotel Cape Town Waterfront
Cape Town is one of the most beautiful metropolises in the world today. The inner city is an eclectic mix of architectural styles that combine the past with the present. It is home to a blend of corporate and independent businesses that lend it a striking aliveness.
Spectacular views of Cape Town from the summit of Table Mountain. Aerial cable cars rotate 360 degrees as they travel up to 302 metres above sea level. The mountain is part of the Cape Floral Region, a protected area for birdwatchers and eco-tourists.
Enjoy a Pan-African 14-dish tasting menu served in individual and shared portions. Participate in an immersive drumming experience as you beat the djembe drums. While eating, archetypal African stories are told through the form of live entertainment, drumming and dancing included.
Duiker Island is home to thousands of Cape fur seals and a variety of seabirds. It is illegal to land on the island, but a boat trip takes you within arm’s reach of the seals for a spectacular display of diving and acrobatic acrobatics.
Chapman’s Peak is Cape Town’s most scenic road. Hacked out of the face of the mountain between 1915 and 1922, Chapman’s Peak connects Hout Bay with Noordhoek. The combination of steep, almost thrilling rocky inclines, shimmering blue waters and expansive skies simply take the breath away.
Cape Point’s Flying Dutchman Funicular is believed to be the only commercial funicular of its kind in Africa. The three-minute journey offers panoramic views of the Cape of Good Hope, Dias Beach, Buffels Bay, Bellows Rock and Cape Maclear.
Get acquainted with African penguins that are classified as endangered species and Boulders Beach is the only location in the world where humans can get close to these birds. Look for nests hidden in the sand and among the scrubland as breeding pairs protect their eggs. Fenced walkways allow visitors to enter the area without disturbing the birds.
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Discover the town of Paarl which sits on top of a giant granite outcrop called Peerleberg or Pearl Mountain. It is here that Afrikaans struggle to gain recognition as a written language was achieved. Today it is renowned for its wine, fine architecture and beautiful countryside.
Savour the distinctive taste of Glen Carlou wines. Glen Carlou Wine Estate is situated in the heart of the Paarl Valley. The mild Mediterranean climate and rich soil sustains 50 hectares of vines. Your prestige wine tasting includes a sampling of five wines from the estate’s single-vineyard collection. An added bonus is the exhibition space that displays an exquisite collection of contemporary art.
Take a tour of Franshhoek, it is one of the most beautiful wine valleys in the world. Originally known as the Valley of the Huguenots, it lies just 45 minutes from Cape Town. Many of the wine farms still bear their original French names and have beautiful examples of Cape Dutch architecture.
Cross the bridge to the historic Rickety Bridge Winery. The origins of this wine estate date back to the late 1600s when farm land was first granted to French Huguenots.
Depart from the V&A Waterfront and enjoy a scenic bay cruise with stunning views of Table Mountain, Lions Head and Signal Hill as we cruise along the coastline, or out into Table Bay, to admire the spectacular Cape sunset. Followed by a dinner on the yacht. Cruise + Dinner approx. 3 hours
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Enjoy breakfast and then check out. Destination- Kruger Mpumalanga Airport.
Dinner and Overnight Stay at Hotel
Twelve Apostles in South Africa
Kruger Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa, stretching across 18 989 square kilometres in the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga. The Big Five are well represented with over 12 000 elephants, 27 000 African buffalo and 1 000 leopards. The 4×4 vehicle allows you to get very close to the surrounding vegetation while your experienced ranger follows fresh animal spoor. Your safari concludes in the late afternoon before returning to the hotel.
Travel to Johannesburg
Make your way towards the Blyde River Canyon and Bourke’s Luck Potholes. This seemingly endless river canyon is filled with some of the most beautifully scenic vistas in South Africa. The Bourke’s Luck Potholes mark the beginning of the canyon and comprise intriguing geological formations at the confluence of the Blyde and Treur rivers. The canyon itself is 3rd largest in the world, covered in lush sub-tropical vegetation with an average depth of 750 metres and 25 kilometres in length. It consists mostly of red sandstone and has some of the deepest precipitous cliffs of any canyon on the planet.
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Honour those who lost their lives in the liberation struggle. Hector Pieterson Museum and Memorial is a short distance from where police opened fire on students on 16 June 1976 in Soweto. Over 500 people were killed, including Hector Pieterson, a 12-year-old boy. The museum displays the events of that day as they unfolded, together with extensive commentary and audio-visual presentations.
Get a taste of vibrant and gritty street life with a tour of Soweto. It is the biggest township in South Africa’s capital, Johannesburg. It was made famous for its role in the struggle against apartheid and supports close to 4-million people. Highlights of Soweto’s political history include the Hector Pieterson Museum and Memorial and Vilakazi Street.
Buffet lunch. Soak up the jovial atmosphere at this traditional African styled restaurant, nestled in the heart of Soweto in Orlando West’s famous Vilakazi Street. The eatery specialises in African cuisine such as mogodu (tripe), mielie pap (corn flour) mutton stew and umleqwa (steamed chicken). The area also has a rich historical background and Vilakazi Street in the only road in the world to have housed two Nobel laureates: Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu.
House 8115 in Vilakazi Street in Soweto is considered one of South Africa’s most significant heritage sites. The museum tells the tale, in sound, film and interpretive panels, of the Mandela family during the apartheid era and beyond. Visitors have the opportunity to discover Nelson Mandela as more than just an important political figure as you tour through his bedroom.
Walk the path of racial segregation at the Apartheid Museum in South Africa. The museum is dedicated to recounting the history of the rise and fall of apartheid. It provides a very real image of what it was like to live in such a society.
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Embark on a guided tour to AE Victoria Falls
View one of the world’s natural wonders on a visit to the Zimbabwe side of the Victoria Falls. Around two thirds of the falls are located on the Zimbabwe side. There are views of Devils Cataract, Main Falls, Horseshoe Falls and the very popular Rainbow Falls from here. This enormous sheet of falling water was first discovered by David Livingstone in 1855, although it had been known to the local people for much longer than that.
Dine African style with a boma dinner near the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. The nocturnal sounds of the wilderness will send tingles down your spine. You sigh in contentment at the beauty of Africa as the moon casts a shimmer over the grasslands.
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Transfer from Victoria Falls to Chobe
The Chobe Safari Lodge is situated in a prime position overlooking the impressive Chobe River and bordering the Chobe National Park. Chobe Safari Lodge provides a fabulous base from which to explore the wildlife of the third largest national park in Botswana. The area offers prolific wildlife viewing and large herds of elephant abound, as do birds, hippo and crocodile. Be prepared for fantastic photo opportunities during your safari. The lodge is surrounded by a picturesque garden and swimming pool and while all rooms have beautiful views of the river. Activities on offer include morning and afternoon game drives through the Chobe National Park and boat cruises on the Chobe River. Fishing trips and day excursions to the nearby Victoria Falls can also be arranged.
Dinner: Chobe Safari Lodge
Transfer from Chobe to Victoria Falls
Flight from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg