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Discover the incredible diversity of South Africa with this journey from Johannesburg to Kruger NP, Cape Town and Victoria Falls.
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Ten nights accommodation, meals as per itinerary, sightseeing as specified with a local English speaking guide, park fees, transportation and scheduled flights as per itinerary
Daily except Sunday's
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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On arrival in Johannesburg, transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
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)
Fly to Hoedspruit and transfer by road with driver only 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. (B)(D)
Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives exploring the greater Kruger area.
The greater Kruger area is one of the world’s wilderness areas – and with good reason, it is home to 147 mammal species, including the prized ‘Big 5’ – lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo and rhino. The park is home to the world’s largest population of white rhino, a critically endangered species. Sprawling over two million hectares, Kruger is the size of a small country, making this vast, unfenced wilderness one of the great African safari destinations. Kruger is also unique in that visitors are encouraged to explore on their own – the extensive network of paved roads within the park makes it easy for visitors to self-drive and tailor their safari experience to their own interests and schedule. (B)(L)(D)
See Day 4 for today itinerary. (B)(L)(D)
Transfer to Hoedspruit Airport to connect with your flight to Cape Town. On arrival, transfer to your hotel. (B)
This morning’s tour takes you to the top of Table Mountain and through the Malay Quarter and Company Gardens. Visit the Castle of Good Hope and Diamond Works. Travel to the Milnerton area to photograph Table Mountain from across Table Bay. (B)
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)
This morning take a walking tour of Victoria Falls accompanied by a guide and discover how the Falls were formed and what local customs and traditions surround them. The rest of the day is at leisure until your late afternoon Zambezi River cruise. Enjoy a range of cocktails and delectable hors d’oeuvres whilst watching a stunning African sunset. (B)
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)
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)
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