- Botswana Zambezi and Cape Town with Cape Town
Renowned for being one of the most beautiful cities in the world extend your stay in Cape Town and chose how to spend your free time; visit Robben Island, the nearby towns of Hout Bay and Hermanus or simply indulge yourself at one of the many restaurants, shops and craft markets at the famous 'V&A' Waterfront.
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Depart London on your scheduled, overnight flight to Victoria Falls Airport, via Johannesburg.
On arrival, you will be met by a local guide and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Breakfast & Dinner
Today is your chance to experience one of Earth's greatest spectacles in all its wonder. At 1.7km, wide Victoria Falls empties 550 million litres a minute in an immense curtain of water to the chasm below, the spray from which can be seen for miles around, prompting the local Kololo tribe to name it 'Mosi-oa-Tunya' or 'The Smoke that Thunders'. Enjoy a cruise on the mighty Zambezi River to watch the sunset over the stunning landscape. Later, enjoy a delicious, traditional Boma dinner.
Breakfast & Dinner
After breakfast, transfer to your hotel in the Chobe National Park. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure before this evenings dinner.
Enjoy a morning game drive in Chobe National Park. Famous for a staggeringly large elephant population, your chances of experiencing these majestic giants up close are extremely high. Large herds of buffalo can also be seen, as well as giraffes, zebra and a variety of antelope, making this a prime hunting spot for big cats which stalk their prey across the Botswana plains. In the afternoon, embark on a boat cruise along the Chobe River where you'll observe the national park and its fauna from a different vantage point.
Breakfast & Dinner
After breakfast, embark on your second game drive in Chobe National Park. Later in the day, embark on a boat cruise along the Chobe River. Witness hippos and crocodiles and admire the herds and predators on the shores that have travelled miles to drink from its waters.
After breakfast, transfer to Victoria Falls Airport for your flight to Cape Town, via Johannesburg. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel for an evening at leisure.
Breakfast & Lunch
Explore the Cape Peninsula today as you journey along the breath-taking Chapman's Peak Drive, before stopping off at the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Travel onwards to Cape Point where you can witness the confluence of the Indian and Atlantic Ocean currents. Pay a visit to nearby Boulders Beach, home to a large colony of African penguins. Lastly, wander through the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, set dramatically on the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, before returning to Cape Town.
Enjoy the day at leisure to explore at your own pace.
Breakfast & Lunch
Set out this morning on a scenic drive towards the stunning Winelands region. First stop is Franschhoek, which enjoys a magnificent setting at the head of a narrow valley. The final stop is a v
Spend time exploring the city of Cape Town at your leisure; take in the sites, do some shopping or just relax, the choice is yours.
After Breakfast transfer to the airport for your scheduled flight back to the UK via Johannesburg.
Madeleine Lyon22 Sep 19
Botswana excellent Vic falls a bit tired but true to star rating Cape town . Facilities excellent but windows single glazed therefore noisy.
Julie Hayward02 Jun 19
Hotels were very good especially Durban and Botswana
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Travelling alone? Unfortunately, we do not have any places with no single supplements on this tour. However, if you are happy to share with another passenger of the same gender, then let us know at the time of booking and we will endeavour to find you a travelling partner. Alternatively, please ask about our single supplement prices in order to book your own twin room Private Tours: If the group departure dates are not suitable for you and you would prefer a more personal and flexible experience then you can choose to book a private guide for your tour at a reasonable supplement.
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This tour is accessible to most people with an average level of fitness and normal mobility. It involves moderate days of walking on uneven paths and small hills, and getting on and off coaches. This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.
There is no minimum number of travellers for this extension however the main tour passenger numbers will apply for the main part of the tour. If in the unlikely event there are less than the required number of people booked on your main tour date then you may be asked to change to a different date. A full refund will be made available to you should this alternative not be suitable.
Accommodation and transfers are included for the Cape Town extension but there is no guide so your time will be free to explore the city at your own pace.
The currency in South Africa is the South African Rand and we recommend you change some currency before you leave the UK. Cash machines will also be available throughout the tour in order to withdraw money in your local currency.
You will need to take extra money with you to cover any dinners where these are not mentioned on your itinerary and personal purchases. Approximately £200-£400 per person should be sufficient for the duration of your tour. Please bear in mind that there will be several shopping opportunities throughout your tour. Tipping is at your discretion, however we recommend approximately £6 per person (100/120 ZAR) per day. Tips are accepted in the local currency, however it is asked that if you do not tip in the local currency that you only pay with notes, as coins cannot be exchanged. As normal practice you may be asked for your credit card details on check-in at the hotel in order to cover any extras incurred during your stay. If you do not have a credit card, you may be asked for a cash deposit.