EH-307 South Africa & the Falls
Day 01: Cape Town
On arrival in Cape Town you will be met for your transfer to your hotel.
Day 02: Cape Town
In the Morning depart on a scheduled full day tour of the Cape Peninsula. Highlights include
Seal Island Hout Bay: Trips departing from Hout Bay Harbour ferry passengers across to nearby Duiker Island – also known as Seal Island – where thousands of Cape Fur Seals can be seen in their natural habitat. The boat trip provides beautiful views of the bay, the harbour, The Sentinel and Chapman’s Peak.
Chapman’s Peak Drive, it is one of the most spectacular marine drives anywhere in the world. The 9km route, with its 114 curves, skirts the rocky coastline of Chapman's Peak. The drive offers stunning 180° views with many areas along the route where you can stop and take in the scenery or sit down for a relaxing picnic.
Cape Point is a spectacular sight, covered in endemic fynbos and home to breathtaking bays, beaches and rolling green hills and valleys, just 60km outside of Cape Town. Cape Point is open daily and is a must-see.
The Boulders Visitor Centre is home to the famous colony of Jackass Penguins, so called for their hilarious braying call. This is a truly special experience. After you have fallen in love with the penguins head to the secluded Boulders Beach and take a swim in the comparatively warm waters of the False Bay.
Day 03: Cape Town
After breakfast depart the hotel for a private full day tour of the Cape Winelands.
Highlights include a visit to the historical town of Stellenbosch, a visit to the Ernie Els Winery and wine tastings in some of the finest wine estates. Then we set off for our return to the Mother City.
Day 04: Cape Town
A full day at leisure to explore the beautiful city of Cape Town. Maybe take a trip in the cable car up Table Mountain or a boat ride for a poignant visit to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for many years.
Day 05: Thornybush Game Reserve
After breakfast you will be met and transferred to Cape Town International Airport for your flight to Johannesburg OR Tambo International airport and onwards connection to Hoedspruit Airport. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your lodge in the Thornybush Game Reserve. Here you will enjoy the next few days experiencing exclusive safari adventures in both open Land Rovers, and on foot.
Day 06: Thornybush Game Reserve
Enjoy morning and late afternoon game safaris in the African bush with experienced game rangers and Shangaan trackers. Game drives are undertaken at the best times of the day to avoid the harsh African sun whilst the rest of your day may be enjoyed at leisure at the lodge.
Day 07: Thornybush Game Reserve
Enjoy game drives from the lodge, walking safaris or simply relax in luxury in the heart of the African bush.
Day 08: Johannesburg
After an early morning game drive and breakfast, transfer to Hoedspruit Airport for your flight to Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport.
You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel
Day 09: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
After breakfast you will be met and transferred to Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport for your flight to Victoria Falls.On arrival you will be met and transferred to Ilala Lodge.
Once you have had time to freshen up, enjoy the afternoon with a cruise on the Zambezi River
Day 10: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
This morning enjoy a tour of the Victoria Falls.
The best seasons to see the Falls are roughly mid June to mid-September (start of the dry season) or mid November to mid January (start of rainy season). Between mid January and mid June the Falls are at its highest, which also means the spray is enormous and part of the view is blocked. Mind your cameras, because you will get wet! As for mid September to mid November, those are the hot dry months and the Falls do dry up to a certain extent. During the months when the spray is big and its full moon, the lunar rainbow is visible. It can be quite spectacular to see a rainbow at night! Usually this phenomena occurs from mid June to mid September and mid January to mid April.
Day 11: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Morning at leisure until your transfer from the lodge to Victoria Falls Airport for your flight to Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport.
Cape Town is one of the world's most beautiful cities and a top international destination. Large numbers of tourists flock to Cape Town to enjoy this unique city with its fascinating history, interesting culture, natural beauty, award winning wines and laidback lifestyle. Whether you are a serious tourist or just want to lie on the beach and enjoy life, Cape Town will satisfy your needs.
Johannesburg is one of Africa’s biggest and most vibrant cities. It is the economic capital of Africa and the gateway to Southern Africa. The old city is a multi-cultural mixture of traditional medicine shops, Chinese restaurants, taxi ranks and ultra modern skyscrapers. There are excellent museums, art galleries and organised tours of historical and political interest. The shopping is Southern Africa’s best and the many restaurants cater for all tastes.
One of the original natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls is a World Heritage Site and an extremely popular tourism attraction. Known locally as ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ this spectacle is accessible from both Zambia and Zimbabwe and it is an ideal place to combine a game viewing and water sports. There is excellent fishing, a terrifying bungee jump and arguably the best commercial white water rafting in the world.
- All flights
- Accommodation as per the itinerary
- Meals as per the itinerary (9 breakfast, 3 lunch, 3 dinner)
- All transfers
- Scheduled Cape Point and Winelands Tour Tour of the Falls and Sundowner Cruise Safari Activities and Park Fees
- All meals, drinks and items not mentioned in includes
- All items of a personal expense Tips and Gratuities