COMPLETE AFRICAN ADVENTURE: 11 NIGHT - 12 DAY

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Experience a private photo safari in the Kruger National Park, the world famous prestigious reserve of 4.5 Million acres, from the comfort of an air conditioned tour vehicle with our own private tour guide. Watch silently as the leopard lies in a tree, see elephants swim across the river and enjoy a mud bath or the lioness caressing her cubs. Our tour is all-inclusive and hassle-free, all you have to do is sit back and relax.

Included:

  • Transfers from Victoria Falls airport to the lodge and back to the airport
  • 2 Nights’ safari style accommodation based upon 2 persons sharing a room (a single room supplement may apply) tourism levy and taxes. This itinerary for 1 person in their own room will cost $1750
  • All meals and local beverages at the lodge
  • Activities as mentioned per itinerary

Excluded:

  • Airfare from Johannesburg International Airport to Victoria Falls International (@ +/- $400 per person)
  • Entry Visa fee $60 (payable upon arrival at airport in US$ cash only) MAKE SURE YOU GET A DOUBLE ENTRY
  • Victoria Falls entry fees at $30 per person
  • Laundry service is available and payable upon check out.
  • Gratuities for guide and lodge staff and personal expenses
  • All other additional activities

 


DAY 1

ARRIVAL DAY

Departing from Johannesburg Airport to Sherewood lodge. Upon arrival at the lodge you can relax and get organized for an exciting adventure that awaits you.

 


 KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

DAY 2

JOHANNESBURG TO KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

We depart from Johannesburg between 06h30 and 07h00 in the morning and make our way to the Kruger National Park, arriving at around 12h00. Before entering the Kruger, we will stop for lunch in one of the small towns on-route to the park. We enter the park and start searching for wild animals. The central Kruger Park is renowned for the high concentration of plains game species which are supported by the relatively open savannah grassland. The herds are closely followed by prides of lions and other predators.
We exit the park at around 18h00. The lodge is right outside the Park gate. After settling into your room and relaxing, a hearty dinner is served buffet style.
*Please take note that order of destinations may be altered to availability at the various destinations*

 


DAY 3

FULL DAY IN KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

We rise before the sun and embark on a morning game drive in the Kruger National Park in search of the big 5 - lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino. These are known to be the 5 most dangerous animals to hunt, but we get to view them up close from the safety of our vehicle. While looking for wildlife we visit waterholes, lookout points and beautiful picnic spots, stopping at regular intervals so you can stretch your legs and enjoy some refreshments and some souvenir shopping at the quaint park shops.

Included:

  • Transfers from Johannesburg airport or Sherewood lodge to Kruger National Park and back to the airport.
  • 2 nights’ accommodation inside Kruger National Park in the standard park owned chalets pending availability
    They are comfortable with all the amenities needed but nothing fancy, should you require more luxurious accommodations, please inform us and we can book at a more upmarket lodge inside or outside at a upgrade fee
  • Meals included are 3 lunches,2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, beverages and snacks.
  • Activities as mentioned per itinerary, including all National Park entry fees.

Excluded:

  • Airfare
  • All additional excursions
  • Gratuities for guide and lodge staff and personal expenses

 

*Please take note that order of destinations may be altered to availability at the various destinations*


DAY 4

HALF DAY IN KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, TRAVEL BACK TO JOHANNESBURG

This morning we pack up and after an early breakfast we head out on a final game drive in search of game that may have eluded us and we exit the Kruger Park around mid -day; we enjoy lunch before beginning our journey back to Johannesburg spend the night at Sherewood Lodge before our Flight to Cape town in the Morning
*Please take note that order of destinations may be altered to availability at the various destinations*

 


 CAPE TOWN

DAY 5

JOHANNESBURG TO CAPE TOWN

Early Breakfast and transfer to Johannesburg airport to check in for a 90 minute flight to Cape Town. Upon arrival in Cape Town. The tour starts off with the Cape Point & Peninsula day Trip: A Scenic Discovery of the "Fairest Cape of Them All"

INCLUDING:

• Magical Cape Point - meeting place of the cold and warm ocean currents
• Cape of Good Hope - Impressive views over the vast South Atlantic Ocean from the lighthouse on the edge of the most South Western tip of the African Continent
• The charming African Jackass Penguin Colony at Boulders Beach
• The Atlantic Seaboard, the curvy stretch of coastline also known as Millionaire's Mile
• Imposing 12 Apostles Mountain range - up close and personal
• Beautiful white beaches of Clifton, Camps Bay, Llandudno, Noordhoek
• Trendy Sidewalk Café's and Promenades along the beach
• Picturesque Hout Bay and Mariner's Wharf and the quaint holiday and residential villages of Kommetjie and Scarborough
• Dramatic Chapmans Peak with its steep cliffs into the ocean

 

And the highlight of the day: ascend the flat-topped Table Mountain, the iconic mountain of the Southern Hemisphere in a rotating cable car with a breath taking view of Cape Town City, Harbour and much more.

At day's end you will be transferred to the Breakwater Lodge Hotel at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
"Situated at the foot of Table Mountain, within a stones throw from the Cape Town Stadium and in the heart of Cape Towns working harbour, the V&A Waterfront offers the visitor an abundance of unforgettable experiences. Indoor shopping and entertainment venues seamlessly merge with ocean vistas and mountain views and the fresh sea breeze and warm African sun add zest to a cosmopolitan, vibrant atmosphere. More than 80 restaurants bring a fusion of international food, from rustic al fresco fish and chips to starched table-cloth cuisine

NOTE: Breakfast is included in your stay at the Breakwater Lodge and lunch is included on the day trips.
Dinner is for your own account and you are free to explore the many restaurants of the Waterfront or for a quiet night in, the Breakwater Lodge does have its own restaurant.

 


DAY 6

Full day in Cape Town

WINELANDS AND WINE TASTING, After an early breakfast, your guide will meet you for the Full Day Winelands Countryside Day Trip:

Majestic mountains, panoramic views, lush and fertile valleys and vineyards as far as the eye can see. Magnificent wine estates, historical Cape-Dutch homesteads and towering oaks. Add to this the sampling of award-winning wines and superb cuisine – this tour of the Cape Wine lands offers a unique and diverse flavour experience.

  • We travel along the Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl Wine Routes which have become legendary for both the excellent wine they produce as well as the scenic feast of valleys and vineyards surrounded by majestic mountains
  • Stellenbosch, known world-wide for its quality wines and the spectacular beauty of the surroundings, is home to one of the most prestigious Wine Regions in the world. The town is surrounded by the towering Twin Peaks namely the Stellenbosch and the Simonsberg mountains.
  • Savour the hospitality and ambience of picturesque Franschhoek. Franschhoek is a quaint little village rich in history and influenced by the Huguenots who brought with them their age-old wine and food culture.
  • The Winelands offer a vast selection of diverse wine estates; whether you are interested in red wine, white wine, cheese tasting, chocolate & wine tasting, magnificent homesteads, contemporary wineries, exquisite gardens, our guides will recommend the best wine estates.

    You will be returned at day’s end to your hotel at the Waterfront.

 


DAY 7

FULL DAY IN CAPE TOWN

COASTLINE, WHALE WATCHING & SEASIDE VILLAGE.


Explore Hermanus, which is situated on a narrow coastal plain surrounding Walker Bay. It was voted Town of the Year in the Western Cape in 2008 and is also “famous” for its clean “champagne air”, pristine Blue Flag beaches charming village shops and crafts.

This area is also considered Whale Capital of the world”. (PS : Hermanus provides the best land-based whale watching spot in the world and the intelligent gentle Southern Right Whales, as large as 10 elephants, can be seen up to 20 meters from the rocky shores, but only during whale season which stretches from July to November each year).

Fernkloof Nature Reserve situated in the Kleinriver Mountains above Hermanus with over 1600 different plant species. It is a very important part of the Cape Floral Kingdom, one of the six recognized Floral Kingdoms of the world. There is no other place on earth where so many different species can be seen growing in such close proximity.

You will then return to Cape Town via scenic Clarence Drive, considered one of the top 10 scenic drives in the world. It hugs the False Bay coastline and its magnificent sea cliffs on the one side and is snug against the majestic mountain slopes on the other, passing the quaint coastal villages of Rooi Els and Betty’s Bay. Look out for more whales along the South Coast Whale Route as we return to Cape Town.

Included:

  • 2 nights’ accommodation at Break Water Lodge Hotel at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront on a 2 person sharing a room basis (a single room supplement will apply)
  • Breakfast on Day 2 & 3, lunch on the 2 Full day trips
  • Transfer from airport to hotel and back to airport
  • Fully guided Day trips as mentioned above

Excluded:

  • Airfare from Johannesburg to Cape Town
  • Dinner and any other expenses other than accommodation and breakfast at the Breakwater lodge Hotel
  • Any additional trips or any activities not mentioned on this itinerary, and any personal expenses incurred.

 

 

 


DAY 8

CAPE TOWN TO VICTORIA FALLS

After an early Breakfast you can explore the Waterfront for some shopping before your guide meets you for your transfer back to Cape Town airport for your flight back to Victoria Falls at around mid-day.

You will be met at the Victoria Falls airport by a lodge representative and transferred to the lodge, where you will be met by the friendly staff. You can unpack, relax and explore the facilities at the lodge. In the late afternoon, enjoy a sunset river cruise on the beautiful Zambezi river.

 


DAY 9

FULL DAY IN VICTORIA FALLS

Enjoy an early morning guided game drive (departing at 06:00am) in the Zambezi National Park. Here you might spot elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard, zebra, giraffe, kudu and many more! Return to the lodge for a scrumptious breakfast.

After breakfast you will be transferred to Victoria Falls town at 10:00am. The day will start off with a guided tour of the Victoria Falls: Columns of spray can be seen from miles away as, at the height of the rainy season, more than five hundred million cubic meters of water per minute plummet over the edge, over a width of nearly two kilometers, into a gorge over one hundred meters below.
Afterwards, you can explore the town, partake in one of the many offsite activities and/or visit historical sights, art galleries and curio markets. You can either return to the lodge with the guide for lunch and to relax before your afternoon activity or enjoy lunch at the beautiful and historically significant Victoria Falls Hotel (for your own account).

Optional activities that are available for your own account are:

• Flight of Angels: helicopter over the falls with a spectacular bird’s eye view
• Elephant Back Safari
• Lion Pride Encounter and Walk with Lions
• A whole range of ADRENALIN activities such as gorge and bridge swinging and bungee jumping are also available for the more adventurous…

If you have elected to stay in the village for lunch, depart in Victoria Falls Town at 15:00pm and head back to the lodge where you can go for a guided sunset river cruise (departing at 16:30pm). Alternatively, relax and watch a gorgeous African sunset on the horizon.

 


DAY 10

FULL DAY IN VICTORIA FALLS

Rise early to enjoy a sunrise game drive, where you can spot some of the game that may have eluded you the day before! On this day, you can choose from a wide range of additional activities to do (for your own account), or you can relax at the lodge in between morning and afternoon activities: relax by the pool or get pampered at the spa (spa prices for own account)!

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES INCLUDE:
• Chobe National Park Day Trip @ $350 per person
The first glimpse of the river – deep and dazzling in the sandy terrain – is always breath-taking. It appears as a swathe of brilliant, peacock blue ribbon, winding its way through the tiny town of Kasane and ensuing wilderness. Undoubtedly one of Africa’s most beautiful rivers, the Chobe supports a diversity and high concentration of wildlife. This is considered one of the best game viewing experiences in the world!
• Full Day Tiger Fishing on the Zambezi River @ $500 per person
The mighty Zambezi River has become the number one destination for avid fresh water anglers to “take on” the ferocious tiger fish. From its source in Zambia to the Indian Ocean Sea, the Zambezi River spans 1 599 miles and touches the following countries: Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Mozambique and Angola. Along its course, the river evolves from a trickling spring to a massive span that has created some of the world’s most magnificent water features such as Victoria Falls, Sioma Falls and the lakes, Kariba and Cahora Bassa.
• Full Day River Rafting @ $120 per person
As relaxing and enjoyable as a gentle river cruise is, there’s an ever-growing group of people who prefer the thrills and excitement of a rough and adrenaline packed white water rafting trip! Under professional guidance, novices as well as experts can experience hours of enjoyable and challenging adventures.

Included:

  • Transfers from Victoria Falls airport to the lodge and back to the airport
  • 2 Nights’ safari style accommodation based upon 2 persons sharing a room (a single room supplement may apply) tourism levy and taxes. This itinerary for 1 person in their own room will cost $1750
  • All meals and local beverages at the lodge
  • Activities as mentioned per itinerary

Excluded:

  • Airfare from Johannesburg International Airport to Victoria Falls International (@ +/- $400 per person)
  • Entry Visa fee $60 (payable upon arrival at airport in US$ cash only) MAKE SURE YOU GET A DOUBLE ENTRY
  • Victoria Falls entry fees at $30 per person
  • Laundry service is available and payable upon check out.
  • Gratuities for guide and lodge staff and personal expenses
  • All other additional activities

 

 

 


DAY 11

VICTORIA FALLS BACK HOME

Optional to take another sunrise guided game drive or river cruise before breakfast. After breakfast, you can either relax on the deck overlooking the waterhole or visit the souvenir shop before having to pack and be ready for your transfer back to Victoria Falls airport. You must be at the airport at around 11:00am for your 13:00pm flight back to Johannesburg and then your connecting flight back to the USA or add an optional extra night at Sherewood Lodge.

 

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