Begin your trip in Johannesburg with a fascinating glimpse into the bustling township of Soweto. Travel to South Africa’s premium wilderness area and stay at an authentic Tsonga-styled private lodge in an exclusive concession of Kruger National Park. Continue to Cape Town before concluding your journey at the spectacular Victoria Falls, also known as “Mosi-oa-Tunya” – the smoke that thunders.

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Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of world famous Kruger National Park while on open vehicle game drives.

The opportunity to learn about the history of the apartheid era in Soweto and its effect on modern South Africa.

Discover the majestic Victoria Falls - the smoke that thunders - and enjoy a cruise along the mighty Zambezi River.

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Day 1

Johannesburg

On arrival in Johannesburg, transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Day 2

Johannesburg

Today explore the township of Soweto and the surrounding area, driving past well known landmarks such as Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Orlando Power Station, Nelson Mandela’s old house, Desmond Tutu’s house and the Hector Pieterson Memorial. In the afternoon, discover the history of South Africa’s apartheid era at the Apartheid Museum. (B)

Day 3

Johannesburg - Kruger National Park

Transfer by road or by air and road (extra cost) to Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge. Located on an ancient elephant route in a 10,000 hectare concession within Kruger National Park, this unique camp is steeped in African culture with six luxury air-conditioned ‘bee-hive’ suites. Hoyo Hoyo offers a once-in-a-lifetime, interactive cultural African experience and wildlife viewing in open 4WD vehicles. On arrival enjoy high tea at the lodge, followed by an afternoon open vehicle game drive. (B)(D)

Day 4

Kruger National Park

Early morning tea and coffee is followed by an open vehicle game drive. Spend the day relaxing at the lodge. After enjoying afternoon high tea embark on an open vehicle game drive in search of the Big Five.(B)(L)(D)

Day 5

Kruger National Park - Johannesburg - Cape Town

After an early morning breakfast depart by road transfer back to Johannesburg. Arrive in Johannesburg in the early evening and board your flight to Cape Town. Alternatively, opt to fly from the Kruger area directly to Cape Town for an extra cost. On arrival in Cape Town, you will be transferred to your hotel.(B)

Day 6

Cape Town

Discover Cape Town on a sightseeing trip. Visit Table Mountain and, weather permitting, travel by cable car to the top for an extra cost. Pass through the Malay Quarter, city centre and Company Gardens. Continue with a visit to the Castle of Good Hope (time permitting) and Diamond Works. Travel to the Milnerton area and photograph Table Mountain from across Table Bay (time permitting). (B)

Day 7

Cape Town

Take a ferry to Robben Island and enjoy an informative guided excursion with a former political prisoner including a viewing of Nelson Mandela’s cell. For nearly 400 years, Robben Island, 12 kilometres from Cape Town, was a place of banishment, exile, isolation and imprisonment. It was here that rulers sent those they regarded as political troublemakers and social outcasts and the unwanted of society. During the apartheid years, Robben Island became internationally known for its institutional brutality. The duty of those who ran the Island and its prison was to isolate opponents of apartheid and to crush their morale. Some freedom fighters spent more than a quarter of a century in prison for their beliefs. Those imprisoned on the island succeeded on a psychological and political level in turning a prison ‘hell-hole’ into a symbol of freedom and personal liberation. Robben Island came to symbolise, not only for South Africa and the African continent, but also for the entire world, the triumph of the human spirit over enormous hardship and adversity. The rest of the day is at your leisure.(B)

Day 8

Cape Town - Victoria Falls

Transfer to the airport for your flights to Victoria Falls. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to discover all Victoria Falls has to offer.(B)

Day 9

Victoria Falls

This morning take a walking trip of the breathtaking Victoria Falls accompanied by a guide and discover how the Falls were formed and what local customs and traditions surround them. Often acknowledged as the greatest falls in Africa, Victoria Falls is a natural wonder of the world and half a million cubic metres of fresh water plummeting over the edge provides a truly awe-inspiring and striking sight. The rest of the day is at leisure until your late afternoon Zambezi River cruise on board the luxurious
Zambezi Explorer catamaran. Enjoy a range of cocktails and delectable hors d’oeuvres whilst watching a stunning African sunset.(B)

Day 10

Victoria Falls - Johannesburg

Transfer to the airport for your flight back to Johannesburg.(B)

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