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Cape Town, Kruger & Zimbabwe
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From Jan 19

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.

  • Duration: 13 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: DSCZ.B/234661
  • Starts: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Finishes: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • Age requirement: 12 +
You will Visit
  • Cape Town
  • Johannesburg
  • Hazyview
  • Letaba Ranch
  • Morning Sun
  • Great Zimbabwe Monument Area
  • Matobo National Park
  • Hwange National Park
  • Victoria Falls

Itinerary

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Day 1: Cape Town

Arrive at any time.
There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.

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Day 2: Cape Town

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, opt to join your group for meal at one of Cape Town's many great restaurants.

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Day 3: Cape Town/Johannesburg

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.

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Day 4: Johannesburg/Hazyview

Take the Panorama Route into the Kruger National Park area. In the evening, enjoy a traditional dinner and dance experience.
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.

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Day 5: Kruger National Park

Enjoy a full day wildlife safari drive in the Kruger NP (own vehicle). Keep an eye out for elephants, lions, rhinos, leopards, and buffalo—Africa's famed Big Five.
Opt for a wildlife safari drive in an open safari vehicle.

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Day 6: Hazyview/Letaba Ranch

Head north to the Letaba Ranch, for a guided nature walk along the Great Letaba River.
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.

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Day 7: Greater Kruger Park/Morning Sun Nature Reserve

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.

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Day 8: Morning Sun NR/Great Zimbabwe Monument Area

Get an earlier start and cross the border into Zimbabwe. Continue on to the Great Zimbabwe Monument.

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Day 9: Great Zimbabwe Monument Area/Matobo National Park

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.

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Day 10: Matobo National Park

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.

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Day 11: Matobo National Park/Hwange National Park

Travel to Hwange National Park for an opportunity to spot more wildlife. Opt to enjoy an evening wildlife safari drive in a safari vehicle.

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Day 12: Hwange National Park/Victoria Falls

Continue on to Victoria Falls. Marvel at the spectacular falls from the Zimbabwean side, then enjoy free time in the afternoon to explore further.

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Day 13: Victoria Falls

Depart at any time.
We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience everything Victoria Falls and the Zambezi area has to offer.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • 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
    Accommodation
    • Hotels/guesthouses (7 nts), lodges (4 nts), adventure tents (1 nt)
    • 12 breakfasts, 4 dinners
    Transport
    • Plane, private van, safari vehicles, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) & driver throughout, local guides
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Tour Highlights:
  • Search for the Big Five in Kruger and Hwange national parks
  • Walk with rhinos in Matobo National Park.