17 day South Africa and Victoria Falls Scenic Highlights

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Visiting:  South Africa – Cape Town, Knsyna, George, Oudtshoorn, Johannesburg, Gold Reef City, Kruger National Park Zambia– Victoria Falls

* ALL IN PRICE INCLUSIONS: Price includes land and air content, airport taxes and gratuities. If you are from another state, please let us know. Please contact our Friendly staff for more information

IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT THIS TOUR –

Here is some visa information for this tour which is applicable for Australian Passport holders.
South Africa Visa – Not required*
Zambia Visa – $50USD paid at port of entry*
*Subject to change according to the respective countries Also please check with your physician if you require any medications before travelling. Friendly Travel also strongly recommend travel insurance which we can also arrange for your upon enquiry.

B = breakfast provided , L = lunch provided , D = dinner provided

DAY 1. MELBOURNE/SINGAPORE This afternoon depart for Singapore via Singapore Airlines from our home city. Sit back and relax and not long after you’ll arrive into Changi International Airport. Meals : As per flight

DAY 2. JOHANNESBURG/CAPE TOWN (VIA JOHANNESBURG) Our flight will depart from Singapore shortly after 1am en-route for Johannesburg for a short transit before reaching Cape town. We should arrive into Cape town early in the morning. Upon arrival, our friendly tour guide will pick us up and we will head off for a tour of this city. Visit Robben Island to start the day off. Afterwards, visit Table Mountain by cable car (weather permitting). The state-of-the-art cable car rotates 360 degrees on its way to the top, offering a panoramic view. Other highlights include a brief tour of the Malay Quarter, city centre, Company Gardens, Castle of Good Hope (time permitting) and Diamond Works. The tour then travels to Milnerton Lighthouse for a photostop.
Meals : As per flight / L / D
Overnight Stay:  Capetonian Hotel or similar 

DAY 3. CAPE TOWN Enjoy your hearty breakfast at the hotel and afterwards, we depart for full day Cape Winelands tour. What is the best feature of the Cape Winelands? It’s true that it is renowned for its crisp white and classic French-style red wines, fantastic cheeses and olives; but it also has a stunning wealth of natural rustic beauty with vast estates shaded from the African sunshine by giant oak trees and towering mountains overlooking lush valleys. On this full day tour we will visit and explore the Cape Winelands’ principal route. We will see the famous and renowned towns of Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Look forward to a day filled with fine wines, great food and spectacular scenery.
Meals : B / L / D
Overnight Stay: Capetonian Hotel or similar 

DAY 4. FULL DAY CAPE PENINSULA  Today is for fun and adventure! Proceed on a full day guided Cape Peninsula tour and experience some of the most spectacular views in the world. The tour begins with a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast passing through the fishing village of Hout Bay. Then enjoy short boat trip to Duiker Island to view the Cape Fur seals. The tour then heads along Chapman’s Peak Drive (if open) on to Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. From there we travel to False Bay and return to Cape Town by way of the Simon’s Town naval base where we visit the Penguin colony at Boulders Beach. Travel via Fishhoek fishing village and Muizenberg to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens for a short walking tour of these beautiful gardens. Return to Cape Town in the late afternoon.
Meals : B / L / D
Overnight Stay: Capetonian Hotel or similar 

DAY 5. CAPE TOWN/OUDTSHOORN  Enjoy your hearty breakfast at the hotel this morning and then depart for the town of Oudtshoorn –  known as the ‘Feather Capital of the World’ thanks to its huge ostrich industry. Travel via Du Toitskloof Pass to Worcester. Continue through the Klein Karoo to Oudtshoorn, the ‘Ostrich capital’.  Visit an Ostrich Farm at Oudtshoorn for the ultimate Ostrich experience.  Witness the various stages of an Ostrich’s life – from incubation to adulthood. If you have the courage, you can even ride a full-grown ostrich. Close by there is Cango Caves where we will also enjoy a fascinating tour.
Meals : B / L / D 
Overnight Stay: Queens Hotel or similar

DAY 6. OUDTSHOORN/KNSYNA This morning depart for Cango wild ranch which is sure to quench your thirst for knowledge of nature. Let our fully bilingual guides take you on an adventure where you can explore the facts and fiction surrounding these ancient relics of the past. Come and have a close up view of exquisite tigers, deadly jaguars, magnificent lions and the elegant cheetah while your guide introduces these glorious creatures to you. Later on we depart for Knsyna. On arrival, proceed on a Ferry trail Nature walk at Featherbed Eco Experience – this includes the boat ride, hiking & 4×4 experience.Knsyna is one of the best known lagoons in South Africa. Nestled between the Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean just outside the town of Knsyna, the lagoon is protected from the ocean by the Knsyna Heads.
Meals : B / L / D 
Overnight Stay: Knsyna Log Inn or similar

DAY 7. KNSYNA/GEORGE/DURBAN Today we transfer to George airport for our flight to Durban. On arrival, meet and greet by our representative and  proceed for Durban city tour. This city has been shaped by early Colonial settlers, the indigenous Zulus and the Indians who arrived as indentured labourers in the 19th Century. Drive along the ‘Golden Mile’ (Beachfront area). Then we stop at Durban’s Botanic Gardens, founded in 1849. Discover the rich Indian history of Durban and experience the unique “Bunny Chow” cuisine. Later transfer to your hotel, check in at your pre-booked hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Meals : B / L / D 
Overnight Stay: Protea Edward Hotel or similar

DAY 8. DURBAN  Today, depart for Valley of 1000 hills and travel along the scenic valley to the fascinating Phezulu Safari Park. Venture on the tour of the crocodiles, indigenous snakes, traditional Zulu Kraal and Zulu Culture. Later depart for uShaka Marine World tour: UShaka Marine World in    Durban is a world-class entertainment and tourism destination. At the end of Durban’s Golden Mile is the beginning of uShaka Marine World – spanning over 15 hectares of prime beach front, uShaka Marine World is Africa’s largest Marine Theme park.  UShaka incorporates fresh and sea water, lush vegetation, natural materials and the re-creation of a wreck of a 1940’s cargo ship, with the 5th largest aquarium in the world by volume of water.  Later proceed for shopping at Gateway shopping mall.
Meals : B / L / D
Overnight Stay:  Protea Edward Hotel or similar 

DAY 9. DURBAN/JOHANNESBURG This morning we depart for Johannesburg. Half day city tour – Highlights of this half day tour include the historical buildings of downtown Johannesburg passing Hillbrow and the landmark Post Office tower en route; the ‘Top of Africa’ at the Carlton Centre; the Brixton Tower; the affluent suburb of Houghton, the Supreme Court, the Nelson Mandela Bridge in Newtown and Constitution Hill – home of South Africa’s new Constitutional Court and site of Johannesburg’s Old Fort Prison. Return via the Botanical Gardens at Emmerentia (time permitting).
Meals : B / L / D
Overnight Stay: Protea Balalaika Hotel or similar

DAY 10. SOWETO TOUR and GOLD REEF CITY TOUR Highlight for today is the Soweto tour: The legacy of apartheid and the incredible stories of the immense resistance to it come intensely to life on this expertly guided tour – drive by the former residences of two South African Nobel Peace Prize winners, as well as visit icons of the ‘struggle’ such as the Hector Peterson Memorial, the Regina Mundi Church and Freedom Square. You’ll also visit several inspiring projects to experience Soweto’s on-going strive for community development, and pass by Africa’s largest hospital, Chris Hani Baragwanath.  Later depart for Gold Reef City, an operational gold mine turned into a theme park. Absorb the atmosphere of the early 1900’s and gather precious nuggets of information about the history of the mineral that built this city. Have your photo taken in period costumes, down a pint at the saloon or amble through the animal farm.
Meals : B / L / D
Overnight Stay:  Protea Balalaika Hotel or similar

DAY 11. JOHANNESBURG/KRUGER (via Panoramic Route) We drive to Kruger via Panorama route. The magnificent Panorama Route is best known for its cultural heritage and its dramatic landscapes. This route hosts some of the best adrenaline enhancing adventures as well as some more sedate pastimes. One of the major highlights of the region is the include the exquisite waterfalls in Graskop and Sabie, Travel through “Gods playground” to Gods Window overlooking the green Lowveld. From many well-positioned vantage points one has a view of the 33 km long gorge, which starts at “Bourke’s Luck Potholes” and ends at the “Three Rondavels”. The Potholes are very impressive rock formations that were shaped millions of years ago by erosion.
Meals : B / L /D
Overnight Stay:  Protea Kruger Gate Lodge or similar

DAY 12. KRUGER Very early in the morning take your packed breakfast, depart for full day safari experience on an ‘Open Vehicle’ Safari in the Kruger National park, get up close and personal with the Big Five family. Kruger National Park is home to impressive archaeological sites,  bushman rock paintings and an abundance of wildlife. Experience the unmatched diversity of its life forms-creating a wildlife experience ranking with the best in the world.
Meals : B /L /D
Overnight Stay: Protea Kruger Gate Lodge or similar

DAY 13. KRUGER/VICTORIA FALLS This morning, we drive to Nelspruit airport for our flight to Livingstone, Zambia. Meet and greet and transfer to Avani Victoria Falls Resort. Between 3pm and 4pm we will be picked up for the Sunset boat cruise on the African Queen boat. The cruise is for 2 hours and all drinks are inclusive. After the cruise, transfer back to Zambezi Water Front for dinner.
Meals : B / L / D
Overnight Stay: Avani Victoria Falls Resort or similar

DAY 14. VICTORIA FALLS  This morning we will meet our guide for the tour of the Victoria Falls. The tour will be done on the Zambian side. After the tour, clients will go and have light lunch at Ocean basket. The afternoon will be at leisure for you to enjoy this magical area (own expenses) or optional tours. Dinner will be served at the Golden leaf restaurant in town.
Meals : B / L / D
Overnight Stay: Avani Victoria Falls Resort or similar

DAY 15. VICTORIA FALLS/JOHANNESBURG Enjoy your hearty breakfast at the hotel and in the morning we transfer to Livingstone international airport for your onward flight to Johannesburg, after we arrive we check into our hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Meals : B / L / D
Overnight Stay: Peermont Mondior Hotel or similar

DAY 16.JOHANNESBURG/SINGAPORE Free time in the morning and then we head off to the airport for our flight to Singapore with Singapore Airlines.
Meals : B / As per flight

DAY 17.SINGAPORE/MELBOURNE Our overnight flight arrives into Singapore at 6:10am. Our flight for Melbourne departs at 10:45am and should arrive back into Melbourne (or your other city) in the evening. We hope you enjoyed your holiday!
Meals : As per flight

Package price includes :
– Return economy international flights and airport taxes with Singapore Airlines
– Internal flights with South African airways
– Accommodation as per itinerary
– Sumptuous meals as per itinerary
– Tour guide and bus services
– Entries to places listed on itinerary
– Prepaid gratuities
– Daily bottle of water provided

This group is scheduled to depart on the 21 April 2019:

  • All in price-  $8,780* pp (twin share)

     *Early bird price before 30 November 2018! – Afterwards, $9,180* per person

 

* ALL IN PRICE

INCLUSIONS: Price includes land and air content, airport taxes and gratuities. KAZA Visa – Additional fee for Australian passport: US$50 to be paid by passenger upon arrival at Zambia airport (subject to change) If you are from another state, please let us know. Please contact our Friendly staff for more information

DAY 1. MELBOURNE/SINGAPORE – N/A

DAY 2. JOHANNESBURG/CAPE TOWN (VIA JOHANNESBURG – Capetonian Hotel or similar 

DAY 3. CAPE TOWN – Capetonian Hotel or similar 

DAY 4. FULL DAY CAPE PENINSULA  – Capetonian Hotel or similar 

DAY 5. CAPE TOWN/OUDTSHOORN  – Queens Hotel or similar

DAY 6. OUDTSHOORN/KNSYNA – Knsyna Log Inn or similar

DAY 7. KNSYNA/GEORGE/DURBAN – Protea Edward Hotel or similar

DAY 8. DURBAN  – Protea Edward Hotel or similar 

DAY 9. DURBAN/JOHANNESBUR –  Protea Balalaika Hotel or similar

DAY 10. SOWETO TOUR and GOLD REEF CITY TOUR – Protea Balalaika Hotel or similar

DAY 11. JOHANNESBURG/KRUGER  – Protea Kruger Gate Lodge or similar 

DAY 12. KRUGER- Protea Kruger Gate Lodge or similar  

DAY 13. KRUGER/VICTORIA FALLS – Avani Victoria Falls Resort or similar

DAY 14. VICTORIA FALLS – Avani Victoria Falls Resort or similar

DAY 15. VICTORIA FALLS/JOHANNESBURG – Peermont Mondior Hotel or similar

DAY 16.JOHANNESBURG/SINGAPORE – N/A

DAY 17.SINGAPORE/MELBOURNE – N/A

Johannesburg – South Africa 
April – Average High – 21 degrees Celsius / Average Low 9 degrees Celsius

Capetown – South Africa
April – Average High – 21 degrees Celsius / Average Low 12 degrees Celsius

Victoria Falls – Zambia
April/May – Average High – 30 degrees Celsius / Average Low 15 degrees Celsius

South Africa uses the South African rand AUD/ZAR – http://www.xe.com/currencyconverter/convert/?Amount=1&From=AUD&To=ZAR

Zambia openly takes USD/Euro and South African rand however they also have their own local currency, the Kwacha

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