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  • Region
    • Africa
      • South Africa
      • Zambia
      • Botswana
  • Duration
    • 15+ days
  • Styles

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Cape Town to Chobe Adventure

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After taking in the highlights of South Africa, watching for wildlife in Kruger National Park and exploring Victoria Falls, enjoy game viewing by land and water through magnificent Chobe National Park - home to Africa's largest elephant population. View complete itinerary

Trip code: AFT16
Duration: 16 days
Accommodation: Premium Hotels, Lodges and Camps
Journey: Cape Town to Livingstone
Meals included: 28

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Cape Town (South Africa)

On arrival, be met and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, meet your fellow travellers and Tour Director at a Welcome Reception.
Stay: Three Nights: Cape Town, Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel

    Day 2. Cape Town

    A city alive with creativity, colour and natural beauty, be ready to fall in love with Cape Town today as you ride a cableway to the summit of Table Mountain before touring the city. During a free afternoon perhaps take a ferry to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned; explore Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden; join an African Heritage Tour; or enjoy a guided shopping trip.
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast

    Day 3. Cape Town, Cape Peninsula

    Discover the breathtaking Cape Peninsula during a full-day tour. Journey along Chapman’s Peak Drive to Cape Point and enjoy a seafood lunch before watching the penguins at Boulders Beach. Then, pause in historic Simon’s Town. Tonight, try African drumming before a Welcome Dinner of Cape Malay cuisine.
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast
    • • Lunch
    • • Dinner

    Day 4. Cape Town, Garden Route, Oudtshoorn

    Set off along the Garden Route through the wetlands and forests that dot the coastline. Stop to discover the Cango Caves, then continue to Oudtshoorn for a dinner of delicious regional produce including ostrich.
    Stay: Oudtshoorn, Queen’s Hotel
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast
    • • Dinner

    Day 5. Oudtshoorn, Knysna

    Come face-to-face with Africa’s enormous flightless birds as you tour an ostrich farm and enjoy the chance to feed an ostrich by hand. After, follow the Garden Route to Knysna, a charming coastal town on the shores of a lagoon. Here, enjoy the afternoon at leisure.
    Stay: Two Nights: Knysna, Protea Hotel Knysna Quays
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast

    Day 6. Knysna, Featherbed Nature Reserve

    Visit Featherbed Nature Reserve, a pristine piece of paradise on the Western Head of Knysna, accessible only by ferry. Cross the lagoon and join a park guide for a 4WD journey to the top of Western Head. Later, you may like to join an optional bushwalk that takes you into ancient sea caves.
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast

    Day 7. Knysna, Port Elizabeth

    Depart Knysna and continue along the Garden Route. Make a stop to visit Monkeyland Primate Reserve, the world’s first free-roaming multi-species primate sanctuary. Afterwards, continue along the Storms River Mouth and through Tsitsikamma Forest on the way to Port Elizabeth. Check in to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.
    Stay: Port Elizabeth, Beach Hotel
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast

    Day 8. Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg, Kruger National Park

    Board an included flight to Nelspruit via Johannesburg. On arrival, you’ll be whisked to a private concession of land within Kruger National Park, home to Shishangeni Private Lodge. Settle in to your thatched chalet then head out on your first game drive.
    Stay: Three Nights: Kruger National Park, Shishangeni Private Lodge
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast
    • • Dinner

    Day 9. Kruger National Park

    Thorn thickets, savannah grasslands and riverine bush alive with curious critters - Kruger National Park is the perfect place to look for the Big Five as well as a host of smaller mammals. After your morning and afternoon game drives, enjoy an authentic outdoor Boma dinner beneath the starlit sky.
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast
    • • Lunch
    • • Dinner

    Day 10. Kruger National Park

    On your morning and afternoon game drives, travel through grassy bushlands hoping to catch a glimpse of the amazing African wildlife in their natural habitats.
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast
    • • Lunch
    • • Dinner

    Day 11. Kruger National Park, Johannesburg

    Fly back to Johannesburg and perhaps spend your free afternoon in Soweto.
    Stay: Johannesburg, Radisson Blu Sandton
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast

    Day 12. Johannesburg, Livingstone (Zambia)

    Take an included flight to Livingstone today. On arrival, set out on a guided walk to view the Zambian side of the falls.
    Stay: Two Nights: Livingstone, AVANI Victoria Falls Resort
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast
    • • Dinner

    Day 13. Livingstone, Victoria Falls

    During your free day, perhaps enjoy a helicopter or microlight flight. Or, head out on a sunset cruise.
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast

    Day 14. Victoria Falls, Chobe National Park (Botswana)

    Cross the border to Chobe National Park. At sunset, head out on a game-viewing cruise to observe the herds of elephants that flock to the riverbank at this time of the day.
    Stay: Two Nights: Chobe National Park, Chobe Bush Lodge or upgrade to a suite on the Chobe Princess Safariboat
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast
    • • Lunch
    • • Dinner

    Day 15. Chobe National Park

    During this morning’s game drive, you’ll have many chances to spot Africa’s famous mammals thanks to the park’s high density of elephant herds and lion prides. Buffalo, zebras, antelope, including lechwe, may be seen here too, as well as an abundance of birdlife. You will also delight in a cruise along the Chobe River, which offers you a unique way of viewing game and the picturesque African sunset. Return to your lodge for dinner prepared by expert chefs and set within stunning surrounds.
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast
    • • Lunch
    • • Dinner

    Day 16. Chobe National Park, Depart Livingstone

    Travel back to Livingstone this morning for your onward flight.
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast

    Trip Highlights

    • Discover the idyllic Cape Peninsula during a full-day tour
    • Enjoy a Welcome Dinner of Cape Malay cuisine in Cape Town
    • Tour a working ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn
    • Soak in the coastal scenery of Featherbed Nature Reserve
    • See monkeys roam free at Monkeyland Primate Reserve
    • Stay at Shishangeni Private Lodge in Kruger National Park
    • Experience an outdoor boma dinner in Kruger National Park

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    Included Experiences

    • All flights within Africa
    • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director
    • Additional services of local guides and expert game trackers
    • A private game park experience in Kruger National Park
    • Tipping, game park fees and transfers
    • 15 nights in premium accommodation
    • 28 meals - 15 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 8 dinners

    Additional Information

    Travelmarvel provides further opportunity to pursue your special interests with a range of select experiences to be booked during your Africa holiday. Learn more about enhancing your journey here.

    Some Select Experiences must be booked prior to final payment and cannot be booked on tour. All other experiences may be booked on tour and are not pre-bookable. Subject to availabilty, maximum / minimum numbers  and weahter conditions. Prices available on application.

    Blue Train Journey

    • Begin your Africa holiday with a memorable overnight rail journey aboard the Blue Train from Pretoria to Cape Town. Please enquire for details and pricing

    Upgrade to a Stylish Safariboat

    • Replace Days 14 and 15 in Chobe with two nights aboard a Chobe Princess Safariboat. Enjoy game viewing from the boat and a range of nature activities. Please enquire for details and pricing

    Trip Notes

    • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
    • Prices include transfers, tipping and all flights and taxes in Africa
    • There is a variation to the itinerary on the August 15 and October 10 departures. Please enquire for details
    • Surcharges will apply if not flying internationally with South African Airways booked by Travelmarvel
    • Price is for land and specified flights only. Flights not specified in the itinerary are not included in the price 

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