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Land in Johannesburg and admire its mixture of both historic and ultra-modern architecture. Get to know the wild side of South Africa as you embark on game drives in the Kruger National Park. Fall in love with Cape Town, explore the Cape of Good Hope and discover the beauty of the Cape Peninsula. Finally, experience the mighty Victoria Falls, a masterpiece of nature, in Zimbabwe.

Inclusions
  • Airfare to Johannesburg and return from Victoria Falls
  • 11 night guided vacation
  • 11 night hotels in 3-star hotels
  • 14 meals: 11 breakfast and 3 dinners
  • Domestic air Johannesburg-Cape Town, Cape Town-Victoria Falls
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Guides during the excursions.
  • Safari in Kruger National Park.
2024 Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton
Apr 5, 21, May 2, 24 from $11229   $5629
Jun 4, 9, 13, Jul 1 from $12629   $6329
Aug 27 from $10829   $5429
Sep 5, 8 from $12029   $6029
Oct 26, Nov 26, Dec 6 from $10429   $5229
Single occupancy add from $650
Upgrade to 4-star hotels: add from $900
Winnipeg: add from $1500 per person

Price is based on double occupancy.
Dates, prices and promotion are subject to change without notice.
Other departure cities are available – please call for more details!

Not Included: Entrance visa to Zimbabwe (required), drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what’s included.

Day 1: Canada – Night on board
Arrival at your Canadian departure airport ready to check-in for a flight * to Johannesburg. Night on board.

* If your outbound flight leaves at dawn (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the selected departure day.

Day 2: Johannesburg 
Arrive in Johannesburg and transfer to the hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure exploring the city and it’s diverse and vibrant neighborhoods. Tuck into the vibrant food scene and pop-up eateries. The city is a real cultural hub and it a great place to catch live music performances and indulge in trendy bars and restaurants. Overnight stay in Johannesburg.

Optional Tour: Gastronomic Package ($)
Includes two meals at excellent restaurants in Cape Town plus a Bo-Kapp Cooking Tour and Cape Winelands Excursion.
Optional Tour: Adventure Package ($)
Includes a Full-Day Kruger Game Drive, an exciting Shark Cage Diving Experience and an Atlantis Dunes Quad Biking Excursion.

Please note: you can only choose one of the optional excursion packages (Adventure or Gastronomic)

Day 3: Johannesburg – Mpumalanga – Kruger (B/D)

Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time transfer by road to Mpumalanga. You’re headed for Kruger, home to some of the most iconic wildlife in South Africa. Along the way, see some of the most iconic sights of the Panorama Route such as Blyde River Canyon and the Three Rondavels (entrance fees not included). You’ll fall in love with the natural beauty of South Africa’s landscapes!* Arrive and transfer to the hotel to check-in. Dinner and overnight.

* Please note: The journey today takes approximately 7-8 hours by road and includes stops along the way for lunch (at own expense) and sightseeing. There will be no accompanying guide for this journey so take the opportunity to enjoy the passing landscapes as you travel through some of the most spectacular regions in South Africa.

Day 4: Kruger National Park  (B/D)
Enjoy a Full-Day 4×4 Game Drive at Kruger National Park. Begin the day early on safari in the southern area of South Africa’s most famous game reserves with breakfast on the go. The game viewing area is known as the ‘Southern Circle’ and is renowned for its rhinos and lions. Enjoy an afternoon game drive in Kruger National Park and discover the amazing diversity of animals in one of the world’s largest game reserves. Remember to bring comfortable shoes, warm and rainproof jackets, sunhat and protection and cameras to capture the beautiful wildlife. Dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Kruger National Park (B/D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day at your leisure to explore the beautiful natural landscapes of Kruger and the White River. We recommend an optional day trip to Kruger National Park to experience more of its wildlife-rich eco-systems.* Dinner and overnight.

* Optional Kruger National Park Day Trip ($): Set off to the wilds of Kruger for your chance to spot the famous Big Five. Enjoy a slow drive through the national park, home to elephants, buffalos, giraffes, impalas, zebras and, of course, lions. An unforgettable day in the wilds of Southern Africa. Packed lunch included.

Day 6: Kruger – Johannesburg – Cape Town (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer by road back to Johannesburg, stopping to see the exterior of the Union Buildings in Pretoria, the official headquarters of the South African government.* Arrive in Johannesburg and transfer to the airport to catch a flight to Cape Town. Arrive in Cape Town, known as the ‘Mother City’, and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in Cape Town.

* Please note: The journey today takes approximately 7-8 hours by road and includes stops along the way for lunch (at own expense) and sightseeing. There will be no accompanying guide for this journey so take the opportunity to enjoy the passing landscapes as you travel through some of the most spectacular regions in South Africa.

Day 7: Cape Town (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the ticket hop-on hop-off tour in Cape Town. South Africa’s capital combines cosmopolitanism, culture, architecture, and the best of nature. With the hop-on and hop-off ticket, you will be able to do over 30 stops to enjoy some of the most remarkable attractions of the ‘Mother City’. Take the Cableway and go up to Table Mountain where you can enjoy one of the most breathtaking views of Africa’s landscapes.* Transfer to the hotel and overnight stay in Cape Town.

* Please note: the Table Mountain Cableway in Cape Town will be closed for maintenance from the 24th of July until the 6th of August 2023. If your trip coincides with these dates, you will enjoy an included Sunset Cruise instead and your included Hop-On Hop-Off bus tickets will still enable you to visit the lower station of the cableway if you wish.

Day 8: Cape Town (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a free day by discovering the city further. We recommend taking the optional Cape Winelands excursion, especially if you’re a wine lover as this region is known for its award-winning whites and reds.* Overnight stay in Cape Town.

* Optional Full-Day Wine Route Excursion with Wine Tasting ($): Set off into the lush Winelands outside of Cape Town and visit the wine producers in Stellenbosch for delicious wine tasting and a cellar tour.

Day 9: Cape Town (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a free day by discovering the city further. We recommend taking the optional Full-Day tour of the Cape Peninsula, a paradise of natural beauty, vineyards and coastal seal and penguin colonies!* Overnight stay in Cape Town.

* Optional Full-Day Cape Peninsula Excursion ($): Enjoy the delights of the Cape Peninsula including Clifton, Camps Bay, Llandudno and the amazing Twelve Apostles. Pass through Noordhoek and see the local ostriches before visiting the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point. Fall in love with the Penguin Colony and Boulder’s Beach and see Simons Town and Muizenberg Beach.

Day 10: Cape Town – Victoria Falls (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport to board a flight to Victoria Falls. Named after Queen Victoria of England by the explorer David Livingstone, these impressive waterfalls are just one of the gifts that nature has given to southern Africa. Arrive and transfer to the hotel. Get comfortable at the hotel and perhaps explore the surroundings at your leisure. We recommend an optional Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River, an unforgettable way to spend your first night in Zimbabwe.* Overnight stay in Victoria Falls.

* Optional Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River ($): Transfer to the jetty for a Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River. Includes drinks and snacks on board.

Day 11: Victoria Falls (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Today visit the Zimbabwe side of the awe-inspiring UNESCO World Heritage Site of Victoria Falls. Described locally as ‘The Smoke That Thunders’, Victoria Falls sits at the south of the Zambezi River, between Zimbabwe and Zambia. Spend some time being amazed by the power of the falls and visit different vantage points to discover the sheer scale of this natural wonder. During the afternoon we recommend the optional Flight of the Angels Helicopter Experience * or the optional Guided Tour of the Falls from Zambia and Zimbabwe sides.** Return to the hotel for an overnight stay in Victoria Falls.

* Optional Flight of the Angels Helicopter Experience (13 Minutes) ($): To put the Victoria Falls into a true perspective, they must really be seen from the air. The sheer size and grandeur of the spectacle become all the more clearer from above. The huge Zambezi River flowing slowly south as the water spreads across the full width of a great rent in the earth before crashing over the lip in a burst of spray and then squeezing into a narrow, foaming, blast of water rushing down the zigzag funnel of the gorges.

** Optional Guided Tour of the Falls (Zambia and Zimbabwe) ($): A guided tour of the falls enables you to delve into the local customs and traditions while gaining insight into how such an exquisite creation came to be. An aura of excitement envelopes everyone who lays eyes on this incredible spectacle and guided tours are conducted from both Zambia and Zimbabwe sides.

Day 12: Victoria Falls (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day at your leisure or take our optional safari and river cruise in the Chobe National Park in Botswana, a must for nature lovers! Overnight stay in Victoria Falls.

* Optional Full-Day Excursion to the Chobe National Park($): Embark on a safari game drive in the Chobe National Park, known for its large herds of elephants and wandering prides of lions. Cruise along the Chobe River, and spot the local game before enjoying lunch at a safari lodge. Take in the spectacular landscapes and wildlife before returning to Zimbabwe for an overnight stay.

Important: You will need to take your passport and Botswana visa with you on this trip to cross the border.

Please note: In order to do excursions in Victoria Falls, a multiple entry visa to Zimbabwe is required. It is recommended to get the KAZA UNIVISA. The KAZA UNIVISA costs USD 50 and allows tourists to obtain one visa to visit Zambia and Zimbabwe multiple times. The visa is valid up to 30 days in any given period of 12 months, as long as the holder remains between those countries. It also covers those who visit Botswana for day-trips through Kazungula Borders and it can be purchased on arrival at Victoria Falls International Airport.
click here for more details: https://www.zambiaimmigration.gov.zm/kaza-univisa/
Contact our travel advisors for more info.

Day 13: Victoria Falls – Night on board (B)
Breakfast * at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to Canada. Night on board.

* Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

 

 

Optional Tour

(Price is per person based on double occupancy)

Day 2: Gastronomic Package of 4 Excursions
Price: from $420
This package includes a Cape Winelands Excursion (day 7), a meal at Baii Seafood Restaurant at the V&A Waterfront (day of your choice), a Bo-Kapp Cooking Tour (day 8) and an exciting meal and drumming experience at Gold Restaurant (day of your choice).
What’s included: Cape Winelands Excursion, a meal at Baii Seafood Restaurant at the V&A Waterfront, a Bo-Kapp Cooking Tour and an exciting meal and drumming experience at Gold Restaurant.
Not included: Transfers to/from Baii Seafood Restaurant. Transfers to/from Bo-Kapp Cooking Tour.

Day 2: Adventure Package of 3 Excursions
Price: from $572
Experience unforgettable wildlife and landscapes with this package. It includes a full-day game drive in Kruger National Park (day 4), Shark Cage Diving experience (day 7) and an Atlantis Dunes Quad Bike excursion from Cape Town (day 8).
What’s included: Kruger National Park Drive, Shark Cage Diving experience and an Atlantis Dunes Quad Bike excursion.
Not included: Transfers to/from Atlantis Dunes

Day 5: Full-Day Safari in Kruger National Park
Price: from $161
Enjoy a full-day 4×4 game drive in the southern area of South Africa’s most famous game reserves. Your opportunity to see the “Big Five”!
What’s included: Transfers to and from the park, full day open 4×4 vehicle safari with ranger, packed breakfast and lunch, entry to the park.
Not included: Tipping

Day 8: Winelands Visit and Wine Tasting Full Day
Price: from $140
Experience the delicious taste of Stellencosch’s award winning selection of red and white wines as you sip them paired with a delectable variety of cheeses to complement before embarking on a cellar your of another wine estate.
What’s included: 2 Wine tastings in 2 different wineries, transfers, guide.

Day 9: Cape Peninsula Full-Day Excursion
Price: from $150
Gaze in awe at this paradise of natural beauty, vineyards and coastal seal and penguin colonies as you become familiar with Cape Peninsula’s top sites, including Clifton, Camps Bay, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and more.
What’s included: Transfers, tickets, guide.

Day 10: Sunset Launch Cruise on the Zambezi River
Price: from $111
In the evening, you will be transferred to the jetty to enjoy a Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River, which includes drinks and snacks on board. Look out for local wildlife and enjoy the scenic cruise.
What’s included: Transfers, local drinks & park fees

Day 11: Guided Tour of the Falls (Zambia and Zimbabwe)
Price: from $107
Discover how the Falls were formed and what local customs and traditions surround them. These tours are extremely informative and end with a visit to the local art and crafts center.
What’s included: Transfers, park fees
Not included: Visa fees (please click on Visa/Other Information for more info)

Day 11: Flight of the Angels Helicopter Experience (Zimbabwe)
Price: from $273
Enjoy the Victoria Falls from the sky with a 13 Minutes Helicopter Flight.
What’s included: Transfers
Not included: Park entrance fees and fuel levy which are payable directly
Note: Passport needed. The airlines need the customer’s approximate weight for the light aircraft flight.

Day 12: Day Trip to Chobe National Park: 
Price: from $296
Drive south across the Zimbabwe/Botswana border and continue to Chobe National Park in northern Botswana for an all-day game viewing drive. You will need to obtain a double-entry visa on arrival at Victoria Falls.
What’s included: Transfers, lunch, park fees, game drive in Chobe National Park, Boat cruise in Chobe National park
Not included: Visa fees (please click on Visa/Other Information for more info)

  • Entry requirements
    • Your passport must be valid for at least 30 days beyond the date you expect to leave South Africa. Your passport must contain at least 2 empty visa pages for the necessary South African Temporary Residence Permit.
    • If you have booked any of the optional activities in Victoria Falls, you will need a multiple entry visa to Zimbabwe. It is strongly recommended to get the KANZA UNIVISA. The KAZA UNIVISA costs USD 50 and allows tourists to obtain one visa to visit Zambia and Zimbabwe multiple times. The visa is valid up to 30 days in any given period of 12 months, as long as the holder remains between those countries. It also covers those who visit Botswana for day-trips through Kazungula Borders and it can be purchased on arrival at Victoria Falls International Airport.
  •  The Winelands visit cannot be combined with the Adventure Package due to an overlap of activities.
  • The Full-Day Peninsula Excursion cannot be combined with the Gastronomic or Adventure packages due to an overlap of activities.
  • Only one optional activity can be selected per day.
  • You must choose between either the Gastronomic Package (min 4 people to operate) or the Adventure Package. It is not possible to do both. Please note: Children are not allowed to do the Adventure package.

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