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  • Region
    • Africa
      • South Africa
      • Zambia
  • Duration
    • 8-14 days
  • Styles

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Southern Africa Discovery

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From South Africa to Zambia, discover all that makes this region unique. Arrive in Cape Town then wind along the Garden Route. See exotic wildlife up close on game drives through Kruger National Park and stand on the edge of Victoria Falls. View complete itinerary

Trip code: AFTV14
Duration: 14 days
Accommodation: Premium Hotels, Lodges and Camps
Journey: Cape Town to Livingstone
Meals included: 22

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Cape Town (South Africa)

On arrival be met by a Travelmarvel representative and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, meet fellow travellers and your 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, sounds and tastes, be ready to fall in love with Cape Town. The magnetism of the city’s icon, Table Mountain, takes hold as you ride the cableway up to its summit. Then, discover the intricacies of the city on a guided tour. With a free afternoon, you might like to choose one of our select experiences. Take a ferry to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned; explore Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden; join an African Heritage Tour; or join a shopping trip to Cape Town’s markets. We’ve left this evening free so you can check out what’s on the menu along the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast

    Day 3. Cape Town, Cape Peninsula

    Discover the breathtaking Cape Peninsula during a full-day tour. This scenic journey takes you along Chapman’s Peak Drive to Cape Point. The most southwesterly tip of Africa, Cape Point is covered in endemic fynbos and home to bays, beaches and rolling green hills. Enjoy a seafood lunch before watching the penguins at Boulders Beach. Then, pause in historic Simon’s Town. Tonight, try your hand at African drumming before a Welcome Dinner of Cape Malay cuisine.
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast
    • • Lunch
    • • Dinner

    Day 4. Cape Town, Garden Route, Oudtshoorn

    As the morning sun shines over beautiful Cape Town, you’ll set off along the Garden Route through the wetlands and forests that dot the coastline. Stop to discover the subterranean formations of the Cango Caves, then continue to the town of Oudtshoorn for a dinner of delicious regional produce including ostrich.
    Stay: Oudtshoorn, Queen’s Hotel
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast
    • • Dinner

    Day 5. Oudtshoorn, Knysna

    Tour an ostrich farm and come face-to-face with Africa’s enormous flightless birds as you enjoy the chance to feed an ostrich by hand. Then, follow the Garden Route to the charming coastal town of Knysna, where you will enjoy a free afternoon.
    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. Take some time to enjoy the stunning view and later, perhaps join an optional bushwalk 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 all to yourself.
    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, then travel to a private concession of land within Kruger National Park. Arrive at Shishangeni Private Lodge, where you will stay for the next three nights in your own thatched chalet with a private game-viewing deck. Excitement reaches an all-time high as you head out on your first game drive through the lodge’s private concession. Experience the thrill of looking for the wildlife of Africa in one of the nation’s greatest game parks. Enjoy sundowners amidst the African bush before dinner back at your lodge this evening.
    Stay: Three Nights: Kruger National Park, Shishangeni Private Lodge
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast
    • • Dinner

    Day 9. Kruger National Park

    A morning game drive brings the chance to track down Africa’s Big Five along with a host of other animals that call the park home. Then, during leisure time before your afternoon game drive, perhaps relax by the pool or on your private deck. You’re treated to a taste of South Africa tonight with an authentic outdoor boma dinner beneath the starlit sky.
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast
    • • Lunch
    • • Dinner

    Day 10. Kruger National Park

    Wonder awaits yet again on morning and evening game drives today. Kruger National Park’s diverse landscapes support a high density of animals, making it one of the best places in the world to spot wildlife. Look for lions reclining in their prides, keep watch for cheetahs stalking prey, spot the unmistakable pointed horns of wrinkly rhinos and marvel at elephants roaming.
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast
    • • Lunch
    • • Dinner

    Day 11. Kruger National Park, Johannesburg

    Transfer to the airport for your flight back to Johannesburg. With a free afternoon and evening, perhaps take advantage of our select experience - a visit to the township of Soweto.
    Stay: Johannesburg, Radisson Blu Sandton
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast

    Day 12. Johannesburg, Livingstone (Zambia)

    Take an included flight to Livingstone where you’ll stay just minutes from Victoria Falls. View the Zambian side of the falls on a guided walk this afternoon.
    Stay: Two Nights: Livingstone, AVANI Victoria Falls Resort
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast
    • • Dinner

    Day 13. Livingstone, Victoria Falls

    Today is yours to relax and explore at your own pace. Perhaps take a helicopter or microlight flight, or head out on a sunset cruise.
    • Daily Meals Included:
    • • Breakfast

    Day 14. Depart Livingstone

    Transfer to the airport.
    • 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
    • 13 nights in premium accommodation
    • 22 meals - 13 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 6 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

    Trip Notes

    • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
    • Prices include transfers, tipping and all flights and taxes in Africa
    • There is a variation to this 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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