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Best of South Africa 2017 including
Victoria Falls

  • Route:
  • London
  • Johannesburg
  • Kruger National Park
  • Cape Town
  • Victoria Falls
  • London
4 NIGHTS from £789pp

Tour Highlights

  • Half day tour of Victoria Falls.
  • and more...
Extension from £789pp
Tour + Extension from £2334pp

To book call us on 0800 781 4893

Victoria Falls Zimbabwe

Travel to Zimbabwe and witness the awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur of the 'Smoke that Thunders' on this three night extension to Victoria Falls; one of the world's most sensational natural wonders.

Day 1: UK to Cape Town

Depart London on your scheduled, overnight flight via Johannesburg to Cape Town.

    Day 2: Cape Town

    On arrival the following day, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

    • Breakfast

    Day 3: Cape Town

    Embark on a fantastic full day tour around the Cape Peninsula. Joining one of the most spectacular coastal drives in the world - Chapman's Peak Drive - travel to the World Heritage Site of The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and then on to Cape Point where the mighty Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. You will also visit the beautiful marine protected area of Boulders Beach where the sandy shores are home to a breeding colony of over 2,000 endangered penguins.

    • Breakfast

    Day 4: Cape Town

    Enjoy day four in Cape Town at leisure, in which you can unwind upon its surrounding beaches or experience this city's lively cultural scene.

    • Breakfast

    Day 5: Cape Town to The Cape Winelands

    Today, tour the breathtakingly beautiful Cape Winelands, first stopping at the town of Franschoek, then onto Stellenbosch. Take some time to explore these delightful towns before enjoying a cellar tour and wine tasting at the award-winning Boschendal Estate.

    • Breakfast & Dinner

    Day 6: The Cape Winelands to Knysna

    Take a scenic drive into the heart of the gorgeous Garden Route and into the picturesque coastal town of Knysna. Spend the remainder of the afternoon at leisure.

    • Breakfast & Dinner

    Day 7: Knysna

    This morning, take a ferry across Knysna lagoon to the Featherbed Nature Reserve. Stopping at some magnificent viewpoints, your guide will describe the area's fauna, flora, history and shipwrecks followed by a leisurely-guided walk.

    • Breakfast & Lunch

    Day 8: Knysna to Port Elizabeth

    Depart for Tsitsikamma, a section of the Garden Route famed for luscious forests and dramatic coastlines. In the afternoon head to Port Elizabeth, a city known for its laid back coastal ambience and bold colonial architecture.

    • Breakfast

    Day 9: Port Elizabeth to Kruger

    Fly from Port Elizabeth to Johannesburg, where you will be transferred to the town of Mpumalanga. Your retreat within this idyllic space will serve as the perfect base from which to explore Kruger National Park.

    • Breakfast & Dinner

    Day 10: Kruger National Park

    Undoubtedly one of the highlights of the tour; a guided safari drive in Kruger National Park. One of the biggest, oldest and quite simply one of the best wildlife parks in the world, Kruger boasts the greatest variety of animals including the famed Big Five.

    • Breakfast

    Day 11: Kruger

    Today is at leisure alternatively, optional excursions are available, including a unique safari on elephant-back (at a fee).

    • Breakfast

    Day 12: Kruger to Johannesburg

    Today, travel along the magnificent Panorama Route, one of South Africa's most stunning scenic drives. With awe-inspiring vistas, the route follows the impressive Blyde River Canyon, before arriving in the city of Johannesburg.

    • Breakfast

    Day 13: Johannesburg to UK

    Enjoy a short sightseeing tour of the city, with a stop at the Apartheid Museum for a fascinating insight into South Africa's cultural struggles. Later in the afternoon, head to the airport for your scheduled flight back to the UK.

    • Breakfast

    Victoria Falls - Extension Starts

    Day 14: Johannesburg

    After breakfast enjoy a short sightseeing tour of the city, with a stop at the Apartheid Museum. Rest of the day at leisure.

    • Breakfast

    Day 15: Johannesburg to Victoria Falls

    After breakfast, fly to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. You will be met by a representative and taken to your hotel to settle in. Early this evening, enjoy a sundowner during a sunset cruise on the mighty Zambezi River before returning to your hotel for the evening.

    • Breakfast

    Day 16: Victoria Falls

    This morning you will depart your hotel for a half day tour of the falls. Your guide will take you to vantage points where the finest views can be appreciated whilst educating you on how the falls were formed and the local customs and traditions surrounding them. Return to your hotel to relax.

    • Breakfast

    Day 17: Victoria Falls

    Today has been left at leisure for you to simply relax or choose to further explore this fascinating area.

    • Breakfast

    Day 18: Victoria Falls to the UK

    Depart for your return flight to the UK via Johannesburg.

    • Breakfast
    Your Meals
    • Included Breakfast will always be served at your accommodation each morning during the tour.
    • Included Lunch and Dinner, where included, will be served in local restaurants or at your accommodation.

    Included in the Price

    • Included Fully Escorted Tour with local English Speaking Guides throughout
    • Included Scheduled Flights from the UK.
    • Included All internal travel including air-conditioned/heated transportation.
    • Included Accommodation, meals as specified and entry fees to all sights.
    • Included All airport taxes and security charges.

    Important Information


    British passport holders are not currently required to obtain a visa in order to travel to South Africa or Zimbabwe. These will be granted on arrival. Further to visa advice should be sought from the applicable tourist authority for other nationalities and for general queries. We strongly advise you to check with your destinations' Tourist Board or Embassy for the most up-to-date guidelines regarding required passport validity.


    You must obtain suitable travel insurance prior to departure. Mercury Holidays is partnered with Holiday Extras which offer insurance at the following prices:

    Age in YearsUp to 6465 - 7475 - 85
    Up to 17 days cover£39£75£129
    For all persons 86 years and over, please contact us for insurance prices. Please ensure you provide us with the name of your insurer, policy number and their 24 hour emergency contact number as soon as possible. Mercury Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.


    If booking more than 10 weeks before departure a deposit of £250pp will need to be paid at the time of booking with the full amount payable at 10 weeks prior to departure. The deposit applies to adults and children. If you are within 10 weeks of travel then the full balance of the holiday will be payable.

    Flight Information

    Your flight is to Johannesburg Airport is with South African Airways (SA), departing from London Heathrow Terminal 2. Each passenger is entitled to 23kg of hold luggage and hand luggage that you are permitted to carry one item of hand baggage (Max 8kg - 56cm/36cm/ 23cm) in addition to one small personal item on-board the aircraft. Weight restrictions will be finalized on E-ticket receipt. Should you wish to take additional luggage you will need to pay extra at check-in. Check-in should be at least 3 hours before departure.

    Health and Vaccinations

    We recommend that you consult your local GP for advice on vaccinations and travel health before your departure. You will need to ask them about the best anti-malarial medication to take before you travel as you will need this for the time you are in Kruger National Park.

    Physical Accessibility

    This tour is accessible to most people with an average level of fitness and normal mobility. It involves full days of sightseeing, often on foot and includes some climbing of stairs and getting on and off coaches. This tour is not suitable for anyone with walking difficulties.

    Group Size

    The minimum number of travellers on the extension will be 2 and the maximum will be 35. If in the unlikely event there are less than 10 people booked on your main tour 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.

    Tour Guide

    This is a fully escorted tour, meaning that you will be met on arrival by your national guide who will remain with you for the duration of the tour, ensuring that you have first-hand knowledge at all times. Accommodation and transfers are included for the Victoria Falls extension and there will be a guide with you at times during your stay but there is not a guide with you for the duration of the tour.

    Currency Information

    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.

    Personal Expenses

    You will need to take money with you to cover any personal purchases such as souvenirs, laundry and extra drinks and snacks. Approximately £300 - £400 will be sufficient for the durations of the tour, depending on how much of a bargain-hunter you are!

    Tour Dates & Prices

    Depart UKArrive UKExtension PriceTour PriceTotal PriceBook Now
    25 Jan 201710 Feb 2017£789pp£1995pp£2784ppPlease call for availability
    15 Feb 201703 Mar 2017£799pp£1945pp£2744ppPlease call for availability
    22 Mar 201707 Apr 2017£799pp£1895pp£2694ppPlease call for availability
    17 May 201702 Jun 2017£799pp£1545pp£2344ppPlease call for availability
    07 Jun 201723 Jun 2017£799pp£1695pp£2494ppPlease call for availability
    16 Aug 201701 Sep 2017£799pp£1945pp£2744ppPlease call for availability
    20 Sep 201706 Oct 2017£819pp£1895pp£2714ppPlease call for availability
    18 Oct 201703 Nov 2017£819pp£1995pp£2814ppPlease call for availability
    08 Nov 201724 Nov 2017£819pp£1845pp£2664ppPlease call for availability
    06 Dec 201722 Dec 2017£819pp£1945pp£2764ppPlease call for availability

    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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    Fact File

    • Currency: South African Rand
    • Average Flying time: 12 hours
    • Minimum temperature: 18°C
    • Maximum temperature: 29°C

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