Icons of Southern Africa

Icons of Southern Africa

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9 Days
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$3647

Icons of Southern Africa

9 Days Starting in Cape Town and ending in Johannesburg

Visiting: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pilanesberg National Park, Victoria Falls

Tour operator:

Costsaver

Tour code:

AFCVZN19

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

15 - 40

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

5-99

Special diets catered:

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Tour operated in:
English
Interests:

History, Wildlife Tours

Activities:

4WD, Boat/Cruise Excursion

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$4150
$3647 (USD) Operator discount: -$400 The Big ADVENTURE Sale: -$103 -12%
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Tour Overview

9 Day Southern Africa Tour from Cape Town to Johannesburg.Take in the contrasts of Cape Town and Table Mountain before heading out on safari and visiting Victoria Falls. You’ll get your fill of adventure as you explore in search of the Big 5 and feast on traditional meals during this Icons of Southern Africa trip.

Highlights

  • City orientation tour including Bo-Kaap and the Castle of Good Hope. Visit Table Mountain via Aerial Cableway where you can pause to take in the 360-degree views stretching down the City Bowl, Atlantic Seaboard and beyond

  • Four included safari vehicle game drives, in search of lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and buffalo that make up the magnificent Big 5

  • Guided tour of the falls with a Local Specialist. Relax on a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River, with the chance to see hippos, crocodiles and elephants

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrive In Cape Town
Location: Cape Town
Accommodation: Protea Hotel Sea Point
Accommodation Name: Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Sea Point
Meals Included: Dinner

Nothing can quite prepare you for what awaits in Cape Town! Table Mountain, endless beaches, and big city scenes, all this and much more are ready to welcome you today. On arrival, we have airport transfers arranged for you at 11:00 and 15:00 to take you to your hotel set in the heart of the city, then head out to get a first-hand feel of this cosmopolitan buzz, before starting the trip off right, with your Travel Director and the group, where excitement will be riding high. Find out more about your available transfers at costsavertour.com/freetransfers.

Day 2 : Cape Town Orientation And Free Time
Location: Cape Town
Accommodation: Protea Hotel Sea Point
Accommodation Name: Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Sea Point
Meals Included: Breakfast

In what the locals call the ‘Mother City’, we’ll waste no time getting started. For us, there’s no better way to do it than an essential morning orientation tour to really get your bearings. Your Travel Director will paint a vivid picture of each and every spot, from the colourful facades and houses in Bo-Kaap to the lush Company Gardens and the 17th-century Castle of Good Hope. You’ll soon feel like you’re a part of history itself. Standing tall, the main event of today sees us hitting all new heights at you guessed it, Table Mountain via the iconic aerial cable way. As we pause to take in the 360-degree views stretching down the City Bowl, Atlantic Seaboard and beyond you’re sure to hear a collective ‘ahhhh’. With Table Mountain checked off, tailoring your afternoon is up next, with options that are just as iconic as the sights. Choose to take a relaxed e-bike ride along the beach before feeling the sand in your toes at a sunset beach braai (barbeque), or jam your way through a djembe drumming session, re-fuelling over a feast of traditional African treats.

Day 3 : Cape Town Free Day
Location: Cape Town
Accommodation: Protea Hotel Sea Point
Accommodation Name: Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Sea Point
Meals Included: Breakfast

Today is about taking in Cape Town and surrounds, your way, and you’ll have options galore. Wine lovers could choose to pop the cork and sip their way through the day in the Cape Winelands, via the Franschhoek Wine Tram. Lovers of all things cars could feel the thrills at Franschhoek Motor Museum, home to many specialized cars and motorbikes created over the past century, followed by wine tastings and a picnic lunch. Other options for those whose perfect day is the great outdoors, lace your boots up for a guided hike to the top of Table Mountain, or take it up a notch on a thrilling mountain-biking trail.

Day 4 : Cape Town - Johannesburg - Mabula Game Reserve
Location: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pilanesberg National Park
Accommodation: Ivory Tree Game Lodge
Accommodation Name: Safari Plains Game Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Farewell Cape Town, it’s been a dream. But as they say, all good things must come to an end. We’ve got exciting news though, as another adventure in the form of a safari, awaits today! We board our included flight and say a quick hello to Johannesburg, before hopping straight to it as we make tracks to Mabula Game Reserve, home to the main event. Set against the picturesque backdrop of the UNESECO listed Waterberg Mountains, the fantasy of coming to Africa will really set in. Wild, open and magical, in our 4x4 vehicle, it will be all eyes peeled as the sun sets over the bushveld and the animals begin to emerge.

Day 5 : Mabula Game Reserve Safari Game Drives
Location: Pilanesberg National Park
Accommodation: Ivory Tree Game Lodge
Accommodation Name: Safari Plains Game Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

You’ll be rising early today as we go in search of lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and buffalo that make up the magnificent Big 5, and there’s no better way to do it than with our Local Specialist Guide leading the charge. Feel like a true explorer as we navigate the dusty tracks in pursuit of spotting animals in both the vegetation and sparse open spaces while learning all about the area under our Guide’s expert knowledge of the area. Whether you spot the Big 5 or not, there’s no doubt you’ll enjoy this truly magical experience. So take a moment to put your camera down and soak up sights, sounds, and smells of Africa.

Day 6 : Mabula Game Reserve - Johannesburg
Location: Pilanesberg National Park, Johannesburg
Accommodation: Protea Balalaika
Accommodation Name: Protea Hotel by Marriott Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

This morning’s final game drive with a Local Specialist will see us seeking out the elusive wild dog, leopard and colourful flash of a Lilac-breasted roller flitting from tree to tree. We’ll bid a fond farewell to the bushveld, tucking into a tasty breakfast, and just like that it's time to head back to civilisation to our next city stop, Johannesburg. Johannesburg is hard to resist, and we’ll get our bearings first up with an orientation of its sights and sounds with your Travel Director. With an afternoon to explore your way take the opportunity to get a history fix at Soweto, delving into the infamous history of South Africa's oldest township and once home to two Nobel Peace Prize winners. For a slice of adventure, consider donning a helmet to explore the Sterkfontein Caves and wander the Maropeng Visitor Centre, where humanity’s origin story comes to life through interactive exhibits.However you choose to explore this afternoon, you’ll be sure to have taken away a piece of why people fall in love with the people and energy in this vibrant city.

Day 7 : Johannesburg - Victoria Falls
Location: Johannesburg, Victoria Falls
Accommodation: A'Zambezi River Lodge
Accommodation Name: A'Zambezi River Lodge Victoria Falls
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

The ‘smoke that thunders', otherwise known as Victoria Falls, awaits today. After an included morning flight, you’ll be feeling like a VIP at our accommodation, located right on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. This river is the lifeblood of Victoria Falls and home to hippos, crocodiles and playful elephants. You’ll get a chance to spot these water-loving creatures as you end the day with a blissful sunset cruise.

Day 8 : Victoria Falls Sightseeing And Free Time
Location: Victoria Falls
Accommodation: A'Zambezi River Lodge
Accommodation Name: A'Zambezi River Lodge Victoria Falls
Meals Included: Breakfast

One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the main event is up next, a guided tour with your Local Specialist of Victoria Falls. It will be hard to pull your jaw from the floor today because these thunderous falls, standing at 108m (354ft), make up the world’s largest sheet of falling water that show Mother Nature at her best. Later, take time to explore life in the slow lane. Whether you want to wander little galleries or open air markets, there’s no shortage of ways to end the day.

Day 9 : Victoria Falls - Depart Johannesburg
Location: Victoria Falls, Johannesburg
Meals Included: Breakfast

With fond memories of animals, waterfalls and friendly locals fresh in your mind, your trip around southern Africa’s icons will come to an end today. You’ll tuck into breakfast, then transfer to Victoria Falls Airport for your included flight to Johannesburg, where your tour ends upon arrival. Please ensure your international flight home departs after 19:30. Find out more about your available transfers at costsavertour.com/transfers.

What's Included

  • Expert Travel Director or Driver Guide

    An expert Travel Director or Driver Guide to navigate your journey.

  • Accommodation

    Cherry picked hotels and lodges, all tried and trusted, ensuring a comfortable and restful night's sleep.

  • Transport

    Luxury air-conditioned coach for all transfers and travel.

  • Meals

    Many meals and daily breakfasts included to keep you energized for your adventures.

  • Optional Experiences

    Variety of Optional Experiences available for you to customize your trip.

  • Airport Transfers

    Airport transfers are provided on the first and last travel day. Conditions apply.

  • Flights

    Flights Cape Town to Johannesburg, Johannesburg to Victoria Falls, and Victoria Falls to Johannesburg included.

What's Not Included

Extensive variety of Choice Optional Experiences

Mode of Transport

Luxury air-conditioned coach

Accommodation

Cherry picked hotels and lodges, all tried and trusted.

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ONE OF MY BEST TRAVEL EXPERIENCES IN MY LIFE!

12-Jan-2023

Travel Director Alberto and Driver Victor were providing excellent services and amazing travel experiences. Since I came back I strongly recommended to all my contacts how impressed I am with your Professional Team.

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Definitely recommend

14-Dec-2022

Trip was planned well and the experience was great. Would definitely recommend and do another

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Best trip ever!

20-Jan-2023

Our trip was absolutely outstanding, organized and just plain fun. Agnes is a wonderful tour-guide, knowledgeable and we never had to worry about anything. And Frank, our bus driver, always had a smile and gave us the smoothest bus ride ever! And I've been on buses around the world... If we ever go again (hopefully), Costsaver would be my first and only choice and hopefully we will get "team" Agnes and Frank again.

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05-Jan-2023

We have traveled to Europe many times but this time Spain was different. It was fantastic trip, our tour director was professional and informative.

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No hesitation recommending Costsaver

17-Jan-2023

I had the time of my life. It was an incredible experience.

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Why I chose Costsaver

15-Jan-2023

1. The visited places were interesting. 2. A real value for money. 3. Super knowledgeable and friendly tour director 4. Secure and safe. 5. Comfortable bus. 6. Efficient hotel check-in experience. 7. Highly experienced driver. 8. Excellent coordination with hotels.

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    Up to 91 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 90 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 29 days before tour starts: Forfeit 80% of booking price.

    At 1 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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