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Gail’s Comprehensive Cape Town, Kruger Safari, Victoria Falls & Chobe Adventure

Gail’s Comprehensive Cape Town, Kruger Safari, Victoria Falls & Chobe Adventure

15 Days

Cape Town Kruger Safari Victoria Falls Chobe Adventure – 4 nights Cape Town | 2 nights Franschhoek | 3 nights Sabi Sand | 1 night White River | 2 nights Victoria Falls | 2 nights Chobe

Overview

5/5 stars They are very knowledgeable and professional in their approach.  They are very professional and designed a great 2 weeks based on our requirements and budget. We covered South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana. Drivers/guides had great knowledge and communication skills. Hotels selected were comfortable and met our expectations as we asked for a 4 star package.

Upon arrival at Cape Town airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for a 4 night stay.

Explore the Mother City and the Fairest Cape – from the oldest buildings in South Africa to trendy waterfront shopping; from majestic Table Mountain to sun drenched beaches; and from dramatic seascapes to verdant vineyards. Cape Town regularly tops many lists of world must-visit destinations and Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain has recently been voted one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Cosmopolitan and fashionable, the relaxed atmosphere and pavement café culture give Cape Town a Southern European feel – but with a distinctive African twist.

You are picked up from your hotel by a tour guide and taken on a tour of the Cape Winelands, with its backdrop of majestic mountain ranges, lush valleys and verdant vineyards. After a full day of exploring the various Wine Routes and enjoying wine tastings along the way, you are dropped off at your accommodation in Franschhoek.

The village of Franschhoek is at the heart of the Franschhoek Wine Route and is surrounded by craggy mountains and verdant vineyards. Many of the 42 wine estates on the Franschhoek Wine Route offer informative guided wine-tastings to the public as well as cellar tours or tours of the vineyards. Some of them also make cheese, chocolate and olive oil and offer tastings of these products alongside their wines. Many of them have on-site restaurants offering food that ranges from gastronomical delights to picnic hampers to enjoy under the oak trees. There is a hop-on hop-off Wine Tram, which visits some of these estates. Franschhoek village, South Africa’s “French Corner”, has a distinct French feel and is undoubtedly South Africa’s gourmet capital, with several of South Africa’s Top Ten restaurants. It is also filled with quirky shops.

This morning you are transferred to Cape Town airport for your flight to Nelspruit. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to your game lodge in the Sabi Sand Reserve.

Forming part of the Greater Kruger National Park, the Sabi Sand Reserve has no fences and the wildlife is able to cross freely between the Sabi Sands and the rest of the Greater Kruger National Park. The safari experience in the Sabi Sand is highly personalised because game drive vehicles have exclusive traversing rights in their area. The Sabi Sand Reserve is a remarkable natural sanctuary known for its exceptionally high concentration of animal and bird life. Close contact encounters are guaranteed as the animals are not threatened by the presence of vehicles thanks to sound conservation management policies. Safaris are led by experienced rangers coupled with local Shangaan trackers. With exceptional sightings of leopard (usually the most elusive of cats), lion, rhino, elephant and buffalo during game drives – visitors are never lacking in exciting photographic content.

After your morning game drive, you are transferred by road to your lodge in White River in the Mpumalanga Lowveld. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to relax in the gardens of your lodge.

This morning you are transferred to Nelspruit Airport for your flight to Victoria Falls (either a direct flight to Livingstone Airport on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls where you will be transferred across the border to Zimbabwe or via Johannesburg to Victoria Falls Airport on the Zimbabwe side of The Falls). Upon arrival at Livingstone/Victoria Falls Airport, you are transferred to your hotel.

Besides being one of the seven natural wonders of the world and a World Heritage Site, Victoria Falls is the unchallenged adventure capital of Africa with more than 50 activities available.

The Victoria Falls is considered to be the largest waterfall in the world. See the mighty Zambezi River as it thunders over the 1700 metre wide Victoria Falls and plunges 100 metres into a narrow gorge below. The great columns of spray rising from the tumultuous falls can be seen from 80 kilometres away on a clear day. If you are lucky enough to be there at full moon, a “moonbow” can be seen in the spray instead of the usual daylight rainbow.

Today is at leisure until you are transferred to Kasane in Botswana and Chobe National Park. You will be transferred to the border between Zimbabwe and Botswana and met by your Botswana guide who will transfer you by road to your lodge bordering on the western side of Chobe National Park.

Chobe National Park on Botswana’s north west border is a pristine wilderness of open plains, baobab trees, ancient woodland, swamps and flood plains and is home to the greatest concentration of game in the entire southern African subcontinent. One of Africa’s most beautiful rivers, the Chobe River forms the Park’s northern boundary. The Chobe riverfront area is most famous for its large herds of elephants and buffalo, which come down to the river in huge herds to drink during the dry winter months. During this season, one may see hundreds of elephants at one time. Other species include waterbuck, lechwe, puku (this is the only part of Botswana where they can be seen), giraffe, kudu, roan and sable, impala, warthog, bushbuck, monkeys and baboons, along with the accompanying predators lion, leopard, hyena and jackal. Over 460 bird species have been recorded in the park, making it one of Africa’s premier venues for bird Safaris. A highlight of Chobe is taking a river cruise, which allows you to get up close with hippo, crocodile and a mind-boggling array of water birds. You also get really close to animals that come down to the river.

Day 12 :
Departure

You enjoy your last morning in the Chobe National Park before you are transferred to the Kasane airport for your flight home (via Johannesburg).

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Cost Per Person Sharing

When this tour took place, the cost per person sharing was: $5729

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