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Treasures of South Africa, Victoria Falls & Botswana

Starting at 19,500 Vacation Club Points
14 Days | 23 Meals

From cosmopolitan Cape Town to the power of Victoria Falls to the remote wilds of Botswana, this is the complete African travel experience. Gaze out from the top of Table Mountain. Explore the tip of the continent at the Cape of Good Hope. Make new friends during a home hosted dinner. Search out legendary wildlife along the remote Chobe River. Marvel at the bio-diversity of the Entabeni Conservancy. Sample wines at a vineyard, And that’s just the start. Multiple game drives and unique culinary experiences provide the perfect blend of culture and thrills.

Tour Highlights

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    Head out for an African sundowner by 4x4 and enjoy the sunset.
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    Spend time at a local village in Zimbabwe and learn about the culture.
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    Meet and interact with African elephants.

Itinerary

19,500 Vacation Club Points | 14 Days | 23 Meals

Day 1: Overnight Flight

Epic scenery, winding coastlines, remarkable cultural diversity and abundant wildlife come together in an incredible experience.

Day 2: Cape Town, South Africa - Tour Begins

Welcome to the beautiful harborside city of Cape Town. Its architecture fuses French, German and Dutch traditions which sets the stage for a thrilling cultural journey.

Day 3: Cape Town

Step aboard a cable car that whisks you to an altitude of more than 3,000 feet atop Table Mountain.* Gaze at the astounding view of Cape Town, Robben Island and Lion’s Head. Return to the city via Table Bay, passing through the Moorish Malay Quarter on your panoramic tour, pausing along the way at Milnerton Lighthouse. Spend the remainder of your afternoon at leisure. You may choose to explore charming Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, known for its shopping and entertainment venues. Be sure to stop by the local craft market for some hidden gems. This evening, savor a true African dining experience as you become familiar with a traditional African hand-washing ceremony before sampling local delicacies.

Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 4: Cape Town

Travel out to Cape Point on the southwestern tip of Africa. En route, marvel at the coastal scenery and pleasant towns that populate the Cape Peninsula. Listen to the tales behind the numerous ship wrecks which attest to the treacherous nature of these waters. Come to know the Cape of Good Hope and take a tram to the top of the mountain. Enjoy a leisurely hike down before continuing on to Boulders Beach to see the penguins who call it home. Later this evening, make some new South African friends during a home-hosted dinner. Sit down with a local family and learn about their daily life. Perhaps you’ll share stories from your own experiences.

Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 5: Cape Town - Stellenbosch

After a leisurely morning, a short drive brings you to the beautiful winelands of the Western Cape. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. This evening, learn about the varieties of wines South Africa is known for during a wine tasting; then savor a delicious dinner created with locally-sourced ingredients.

Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 6: Stellenbosch - Hermanus - Stellenbosch

A leisurely drive over the Sir Lowry Pass brings you to the quaint seaside village of Hermanus. Enjoy a walking tour followed by some leisure time to explore the shops and art galleries before returning to Stellenbosch. Alternatively, you may choose to stay in Stellenbosch and explore the winelands region independently or just relax in the beautiful setting.

Today breakfast will be included.

Day 7: Stellenbosch - Johannesburg - Entabeni Conservancy

Fly to the city of Johannesburg. Upon arrival, head to the Entabeni Conservancy. Gather for an afternoon game drive. Have your cameras ready as you search for the "Big Five" (lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard and rhino). As the sun sets, get out of your 4x4 and gaze over the land as the sun drops behind the mountains and enjoy a traditional African sundowner.

Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 8: Entabeni Conservancy

Rise before the sun and set out on a game drive. Enjoy coffee and tea in the bush before returning to the lodge for breakfast. Later, learn to follow the clues left by wildlife during a track identification walk with a ranger. After you have worked up an appetite, take time for a leisurely lunch in the gardens. Late afternoon, continue your search for the “Big Five” during another exciting game drive. Keep an eye out for the big cats preparing to hunt. Return to the lodge for dinner under the stars.

Today breakfast , lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 9: Entabeni Conservancy - Johannesburg

Carry on your quest for the "Big Five" before breakfast. Later, journey to the vibrant city of Johannesburg. Enjoy leisure time in Sandton.

Today breakfast will be included.

Day 10: Johannesburg - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe**

Fly to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Spend some time at a local village learning more about the regional culture. Embark on a walking tour of the stunning Victoria Falls. Later you may enjoy a sundowner poolside and the spectacular African sunset while the animals gather at the watering hole. Tonight’s dinner is a fun and interactive experience with traditional dancers and drummers.

Today breakfast and dinner will be included.

Day 11: Victoria Falls

This morning explore a local craft market. Later you will meet African elephants and have the opportunity to interact with them before you enjoy some free time at the lodge. Reflect on your surroundings as you relax while overlooking the wildlife watering hole. This evening you may wish to partake in an optional sunset cruise on the Zambezi River.

Today breakfast will be included.

Day 12: Victoria Falls - Chobe, Botswana

Watch for bushbuck (African antelope) as well as birdlife during a nature walk with a local guide. Cross the border as you travel to Chobe, Botswana. An exciting safari cruise awaits. Spot wildlife along the water’s edge, find hippos swimming along the shores, and crocodiles basking in the sun.

Today breakfast , lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 13: Chobe National Park

This morning, venture into Chobe National Park on a one-of-a-kind game drive. After lunch, it’s your choice! Continue to search for wildlife by land on an afternoon game drive or decide to get a different perspective from the river on a safari cruise. This evening’s dinner by the river is hosted by a chef who will teach you the art of cooking a traditional braai (barbecue) complete with some local favorites such as game meat.

Today breakfast , lunch and dinner will be included.

Day 14: Chobe - Johannesburg - Tour Ends

Fly to Johannesburg where your tour comes to a close.

Today breakfast will be included.

Tour Options (USD)

Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River $75

City: Victoria Falls

Set sail on the majestic Zambezi River! Find yourself surrounded by amazing views during one of the most magical times of the day – sunset. It is Africa’s fourth largest river and a lifeline for crocodiles, hippos, elephants and a variety of wildlife. Be welcomed aboard with a glass of champagne and toast to the start of your scenic adventure. Enjoy an all-inclusive bar menu and complimentary hot and cold snacks as you sit and gaze at the calm waters of the river. Get your cameras ready as the sun sets and fills the sky with a warm glow.

Your transportation is included

Please Note a minimum of 2 is required.

Duration: approximately 2.5 hour(s).

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Tour Upgrades

Order Type Description No of Nights Price (USD)
Pre Hotel Hotel: Commodore Hotel 0 $200
Pre Extension Extension: Dubai Extension 3 $649
Pre Hotel Hotel: Commodore Hotel 3 $200
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Know Before You Go

Passport & Visa Information

Certain countries require a minimum of 6 months passport validity. You are strongly urged to contact the appropriate consulate for details.

IMPORTANT

We recommend that our clients travelling abroad take a photocopy of their passport and applicable visas. It should be packed separately from your actual passport and visa. We also recommend leaving a copy at home with your emergency contact.

Please Note

Maximum Elevation: 7,800 feet.

Wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed.

*Table Mountain Cableway is subject to weather conditions.

To complete your tour, we include roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers when purchasing our airfare with your tour. If you have arranged for your own air, we are pleased to provide you the option of purchasing these transfers. Please note that all transfers will leave at pre-scheduled times.

Travel with just 20 passengers on this Explorations tour where a smaller group setting means a more personalized vacation.

We pride ourselves on bringing guests the very best experiences a destination offers. When traveling in Africa you will encounter full days of sightseeing, frequently in warm temperatures. In order to most fully experience the wildlife, you will be traveling by custom built safari vehicle which requires climbing in and out frequently and travel on bumpy roads. To experience Africa fully, we recommend that all guests be in reasonably good health and prepare properly. Unfortunately, wheelchairs cannot be accommodated on this trip. In addition, passengers who require assistance walking or who travel with oxygen tanks will not fully enjoy this trip and we strongly recommend a different tour.

Each guest is responsible for proper documentation and inoculations that may be required and/or recommended to participate on this tour. Please contact your local travel clinic or personal physician for specific details on the destinations you are traveling to and from.

Malaria pills are recommended when visiting Zimbabwe and Botswana. Consult your physician 2-3 weeks prior to departure.

If you are traveling with children under the age of 18, South Africa requires that those children must have documented consent from both parents when traveling into or out of the Republic. Please refer to www.home-affairs.gov.za for details of requirements. Please check directly with the airline for the legal documentation that is required. It is the sole responsibility of the guest to procure the proper documentation to travel and many requirements vary by airline and destination.

For guests transiting via Europe, an additional overnight flight will be required. Day rooms or overnight stays can be arranged for a cost upon request.

Due to tour scheduling, return flights from Johannesburg should not be scheduled prior to 6:30 p.m.

The internal flights on this program are not included in the land price of your tour. These flights need to be arranged and purchased separately, through us, if you arrange your own air. Internal flights are included with the air portion of your tour if you purchase air through us.

Pace

To truly experience the program and destination, you need to be able to participate in physical activities such as longer walking tours, walking over uneven terrain, climbing stairs and periods of standing. Some of the touring days may be longer, with select included activities occurring later in the evening.