Cape Town, Kruger & Zimbabwe

Classic, Cape Town to Victoria Falls

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Southern Africa is so packed full of diverse highlights that we’re taking two weeks to explore a few of them in depth. Wildlife is the region's calling card and there will be plenty of chances to spot the Big Five in Kruger, Hwange, and Matobo national parks. Aside from animals, there’ll be many occasions to experience the unique regional cultures of Soweto, the Lowveld, and Victoria Falls. Come away with an even deeper understanding of what makes this part of the world truly special.

What’s included

  • Cape Town orientation walk
  • Soweto township tour
  • Panorama Route drive
  • Kruger National Park wildlife safari drive in our vehicle (half-day)
  • Traditional dance experience
  • Kruger transfer in our vehicle (full-day)
  • Great Zimbabwe National Monument visit
  • Rhino walk (Matobo National Park)
  • Traditional meal in a local home
  • Victoria Falls visit
  • Border-crossing support
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Search for the big five in kruger and hwange national parks
  • Walk with rhinos in matobo national park.

Itinerary

Day 1 Cape Town There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Cape Town (1B, 1D) Enjoy a full day in Cape Town with the option to visit Table Mountain. Choose to explore Cape Point or embark on a wine tour around Stellenbosch. In the evening, experience an authentic meal in a local home in a nearby township. Additional Notes: If you are interested in visiting Robben Island - you must book it directly with the museum on their website prior to travel: http://www.robben-island.org.za Due to high demand, it is common that this tour can be sold out over one month in advance.
Day 3 Cape Town/Johannesburg (1B) Take a short flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg. In the afternoon, travel to Soweto for a bicycle tour and learn more about its important history and significant role in bringing the issues of segregation to the forefront. Opt to visit Nelson Mandela's home and the Apartheid Museum. Included Activities: Soweto Bicycle Tour Transport: Plane (2.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (0.50-0.75 hours) Private Vehicle (0.75 hour(s))
Day 4 Johannesburg/Hazyview (1B, 1D) Take the scenic route between Johannesburg and the Greater Kruger Area. Later, enjoy a traditional dinner and dance, learning more about the local culture. Opt to go for a swim or sit by a fire in the evening. Included Activities: Traditional Dinner and Local Dancing Transport: Enjoy sights along the Panorama Route en route to the Greater Kruger Area. Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s))
Day 5 Kruger National Park (1B, 1D) Opt for a wildlife safari drive in an open safari vehicle. Included Activities: Kruger Wildlife Safari Drive Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 6 Hazyview/Letaba Ranch (1B, 1D) Unfenced from the Kruger National Park, Letaba Ranch is known for its large herds of giraffe, elephant and buffalo. At night, listen to the sounds of the animals as they move along the banks of the river, and through the camp. Additional Notes: Hazyview/Greater Kruger Park Included Activities: Letaba Ranch Nature Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 215km)
Day 7 Greater Kruger Park/Morning Sun Nature Reserve (1B) Opt for a morning safari drive, or soak up the atmosphere in the camp, before traveling to the next lodge, in the Morning Sun Nature Reserve. Free afternoon to relax by the pool, or opt to take one of the hikes in the surrounding Soutpansberg Mountains. Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours, 200km)
Day 8 Morning Sun NR/Great Zimbabwe Monument Area (1B, 1D) Get an earlier start and cross the border into Zimbabwe. Continue on to the Great Zimbabwe Monument. Additional Notes: Accommodations on this night have shared bathroom facilities. Included Activities: Border Crossing (South Africa - Zimbabwe) Transport: Private Vehicle (7.00-8.00 hours, 405km)
Day 9 Great Zimbabwe Monument Area/Matobo National Park (1B) Start the day with a visit to the Great Zimbabwe National Monument, Africa's most significant ruins site south of Cairo. Learn the history of the ruins and climb to the citadel for a view over the site. Continue on to Matobo National Park. Included Activities: Great Zimbabwe National Monument Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (4.50-5.50 hours)
Day 10 Matobo National Park (1B) Wake up early and opt to explore ancient cave paintings, visit the grave of Rhodes, hike the unique and stunning landscape, or hang out by the pool. In the afternoon, enjoy an included rhino walk, with the opportunity to get up close and personal with this endangered species. Included Activities: Guided Rhino Walk
Day 11 Matobo National Park/Hwange National Park (1B) Travel to Hwange National Park for an opportunity to spot more wildlife. Opt to enjoy an evening wildlife safari drive in a safari vehicle. Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours)
Day 12 Hwange National Park/Victoria Falls (1B) Continue on to Victoria Falls. Marvel at the spectacular falls from the Zimbabwean side, then enjoy free time in the afternoon to explore further. Additional Notes: Your accommodation is in Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) and NOT Livingstone (Zambia). Please make sure you have the necessary visa. Included Activities: Victoria Falls Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours)
Day 13 Victoria Falls (1B) We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience everything Victoria Falls and the Zambezi area has to offer.
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