Cape Town is without a doubt still one of the most popular destinations in Southern Africa, as it is a great multi-cultural city with lots to offer visitors including Robben Island, the V&A Waterfront, Boulders Beach and the Impressive Table Mountain to name just a few. However, when travelling all this way if you have the time it makes sense to visit other countries to experience even more from your tour. This option adds in the great Zimbabwe tour and a short stay in Zambia. These add-ons are the perfect opportunity to explore Victoria Falls from both sides, do a beautiful sunset Zambezi cruise, a 3 night safari in Hwange and even go rhino tracking in Matopos. These are purely the highlights and there is plenty more added in to this experience filled tour.
Prices from £4995pp in mid-range and luxury lodges/hotels based on 2 sharing
Today you will be met at Cape Town Airport and transferred to your hotel for 9 nights. You will be given time to settle in for the rest of the day before being picked up in the evening for a meal at the famous Mama Africa's.
Today you will be picked up by our local guide for a full day private wine tasting tour in Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. You will visit 4 or 5 vineyards and be given the chance to try and purchase a wide range of excellent wines from some of the best wine growing regions in the world. There is a lunch stop (own expense) overlooking the beautiful Franschhoek valley and the day finishes with a wine and cheese pairing.
Today is a full day private tour with a local guide taking in some of the most outstanding scenery around Cape Town. Cape Point is at the tip of the Cape Peninsula and one of the southern most part of table mountain national park, a declared Natural World Heritage Site. From here you will visit the Cape of Good Hope, a rocky headland on the Atlantic Ocean. The tour also includes a visit to Boulders Beach, the breeding place of the African Penguins and a unique sight in the region.
Perhaps use the included Hop-on Hop-off bus tickets
Perhaps use the included Hop-on Hop-off bus tickets
This morning you will be picked up by a local driver and taken down to the Clock Tower ready to embark on a tour of the historic Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for 27 years. There is a ferry ride across to the island, where you will then pick up a bus on arrival for a tour of the island, followed by a tour of the prison by a former inmate. You will then return back by ferry to the clock tower where your driver will be waiting to take you across to Kirstenbosch botanical gardens.
Today is an included trip to Cape Agulhas, which is the southernmost tip of Africa and the place where the Atlantic and Indian Oceans Meet. The tour takes you through stunning mountain scenery, and you will get the opportunity to try and spot the blue crane, the national bird of South Africa. Late lunch (own expense) will be in Hermanus, and if you are there between July and November you may get to see the whales from the shore...
You will be picked up from you hotel at an agreed time an transferred to Cape Town airport for your flight to Livingstone. On arrival you will be met and transferred to the accommodation of your choice for 3 nights. After arriving at your hotel, you will be given time to settle in and rest for the afternoon, before being picked up late afternoon for an amazing dinner and elephant interaction at the Elephant Café.
Today is the opportunity to experience the magnificent Splendour of Victoria Falls, known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya (the smoke that thunders). You will be picked up from your hotel ready for a guided tour of the Zambian side of the falls. Also today you will visit a local village to gain a better understanding about their culture.
This morning you have the opportunity to enjoy one or more optional activities within Livingstone, depending on your preference. Your guide can help in making all these arrangements, or you can simply spend time relaxing at your hotel or doing a little shopping in the area. Mid-afternoon you will be picked up ready for an Historic Bridge Tour where you will walk along under the bridge with a guide, whilst learning the history of its construction and use.
This morning you will be picked up at your hotel and transferred across the border into Zimbabwe to your chosen hotel in Victoria Falls for 2 nights. After arriving at your hotel, you will be given time to settle in and rest for the afternoon, before being picked up early evening for an exciting African dinner experience at the excellent Boma Restaurant!
Today is the chance to once again experience the magnificent Victoria Falls, but this time from the Zimbabwe side, giving you the opportunity to decide which views you think are more impressive! You will be picked up in the morning ready for a guided tour of the falls. You will then have an included lunch at the on-site Rainforest Café. In the afternoon you have time to do an optional helicopter tour over the falls, or free time to explore all the town of Victoria Falls has to offer. In the evening you will enjoy a beautiful sunset cruise on the Zambezi River, and experience not to be missed.
This morning you have the opportunity to enjoy one or more optional activities within Victoria Falls, depending on your preference. Your guide can help in making all these arrangements, or you can simply spend time relaxing at your hotel or doing a little shopping in the area. Mid-afternoon you will be picked up and taken to the Victoria Falls Hotel to enjoy a luxury afternoon tea on the exquisite Stanley's Terrace, with return transfer to your hotel afterwards.
After breakfast you will get picked up by your private guide to drive approximately 3.5 hours to your chosen accommodation in Hwange National Park, getting the chance to see more of rural Zimbabwe on route. You will be met in Hwange by representatives of the Hotel and transferred by 4x4 to the secluded property for your 3 night stay. You will be given the opportunity to have lunch and then relax before embarking on an included afternoon safari.
You will have 2 full days to enjoy the activities offered at your chosen hotel, most notably the included morning and afternoon safaris. All activities are led by qualified and professional guides to ensure you get the best experience possible.
After a final early morning safari you will once again be picked up by your private guide and driven to Matobo National Park where you will spend 2 nights at your chosen lodge. In the afternoon you have the opportunity to do an included walking safari or rhino tracking or just have time to relax.
Today you will spend the full day with your guide in Matobo National Park, taking in activities such as a walk to the balancing rocks and a visit to the world famous cave paintings. The day will end with sundowners at the truly spectacular World's View; the burial place of Cecil Rhodes.
After breakfast you will take a 4-5 hour drive to Masvingo which is the home of the Great Zimbabwe Ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The afternoon will be spent at leisure enjoying the facilities at your chosen hotel.
After breakfast you will be picked up by your driver and taken to the Great Zimbabwe Ruins where you will meet a local guide who will take you for a fascinating tour round the ruins providing a full explanation of the history and architecture of the site. You will then be driven back to your hotel for your final night in Zimbabwe.
At an agreed time you will be picked up from your hotel and driven to Harare Airport for your onward flight or journey home