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The Essence of Africa – Zimbabwe to the Cape Winelands

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13 nights from £2,814pp (based on 2 sharing), incl. 5 day car hire, excl. flights Experience the essence of Africa as you travel from Victoria Falls, to the wonderful wildlife of the Okavango Delta and the Cape Winelands in one unforgettable trip.

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This 13-night tour takes you from the majesty of Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, to the Okavango Delta in Botswana and then on to South Africa’s Cape Town and its surrounding winelands. You’ll visit traditional villages, enjoy countless game drives into the delta to spot elephants, hippos, rhino and more before heading to Cape Town to sample the gourmet and vinous delights of South Africa. Along the way you’ll stay in first-class accommodation from boutique hotels to luxury safari camps.

Day 1: Arrive Zimbabwe

Fly from London Heathrow to Victoria Falls where you will be met on arrival and taken to your hotel. Pefectly situated for visiting the falls and the town centre, you’ll find a comfortable room, swimming pool, bar and restaurant waiting for you after your long flight.

Day 2: Victoria Falls (B)

After breakfast you will set out on a guided tour of the falls and a traditional Zimbabwean village.

Victoria Falls is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. At 1708 metres wide, it is one of the largest curtains of water in the world and drops 103 metres into the depths of the sheer Zambezi Gorge. Your two hour tour will take you through the rainforest to the key viewing platforms and you’ll see the spectacular Devils Cataract, Main Falls and Horseshoe Falls. In the afternoon you will embark on a a Sunset Cruise down the mighty Zambezi River – a wonderful opportunity to see the beauty of the surrounding area and catch a glimpse of the wonderful wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for hippo, crocodile, elephant and even rhino.

Day 3 - 5: Chobe, Botswana (B, L, D)

After breakfast, a private transfer will take you Chobe Bush Lodge just over the border in Botswana. Most well-known for the Okavango Delta, this is a place full of amazing sights, sounds and thousands of species of animals and birds. Chobe Bush Lodge overlooks the Chobe National Park and Chobe flood plains and is perfectly situated to make the most of the incredible countryside.

Day 6: Okavango Delta (B, L, D)

After breakfast, a light aircraft will transfer you to the Okavango Delta and your new camp in the Moremi Game Reserve. Overlooking the red-fringed Pom Pom Lagoon with its waterlillies and hippos you'll find nine safari style tents with en-suite bathrooms, swimming pool and incredible views over the delta.

Day 7: Pom Pom Camp (B, L, D)

Enjoy a day of game drives around the camp and enjoy spotting African wildlife from your lodge.

Day 8: Cape Town, South Africa (B)

A light aircraft will take you to Maun, for a connecting flight to Cape Town, South Africa. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel in the Constantia Valley. Once settled, a hire car will be delivered to you. Your hotel is located within easy access of Cape Town's bustling city centre plus its major tourist attractions, beaches, wine estates and golf courses while three of the Top 50 Resturants in the world lie just five minutes from the door. You’ll also find a luxurious bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, swimming pool, private lounge bar and morning room.

Day 9 – 13: Cape Town (B)

You have five days to relax and explore Cape Town and the surrounding area and we suggest the following:

V&A Waterfront:

Situated between Robben Island and Table Mountain in the heart of Cape Town’s working harbour, the V&A Waterfront has become one of South Africa’s most visited destinations. A wonderful mix of shopping and entertainment venues, offices, and luxury hotels and apartments all overlooking the harbour makes this a wonderful place to while away a few hours.

Self Drive to the Winelands:

Experience the wonderful wines of South Africa first hand by driving out to the winelands. Visit the Stellenbosch Museum, enjoy a picnic lunch at Boschendal (own account) prepared by the estate and served with an accompanying selection of wines to enjoy. Tables are laid out in the shade or grab a blanket and relax among the vines.

Franschhoek:

Nestled between the mountains in the Cape Wine lands lies the Franschhoek Valley. This is the food and wine heartland of the country where breathtaking scenery, world-class cuisine and fine wines create lasting memories. You’ll find that the village itself has wonderful art, craft and antique shops and galleries and lies just 45 minutes from Cape Town.

Day 14: Depart (B)

After breakfast, drive to the airport to return your hire car for your onwards flight.

Our Price Includes:

  • 13 nights accomodation based on twin/double room inclusive tax and service charge
  • Private round trip transfer Airport/Hotel/Airport
  • On Safari - 2 daily shared safari activities including morning and evening game drives, walking safaris and traditional mokoro excursions in the channel of the Okavango Delta
  • Victoria Falls, Tour of the Falls and sunset cruise
  • Meals as specified (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D= dinner)
  • Cape Town Car Hire: Category E - Hyundai H1 or similar

Our Price Excludes:

  • Flights: Internal & International. Please contact us for rates
  • Any meals other than those specified
  • Any applicable visas
  • Park fees - must be paid locally in cash - approx 12 usd per tour
  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature