Journey to the Cape

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Price: From ZAR 19900 per person

    Days 1-2: Night Viewing in Kruger National Park

    Departing Johannesburg, travel through the southern part of the stunning Panorama Route towards the renowned Kruger National Park. Your camp will be situated near the Numbi Gate. Spend the evening enjoying the camp fire as you listen to the sounds around you.   

    Explore the famous Kruger National Park during a full day of game viewing. Search for the Africa Big 5 as you spot some of the 146 mammals and 500 birds that inhabit the park. In the evenings, take the option to do a night game drive with a SANP ranger. 

                   
    • Highlights: Kruger National Park
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals Day 1: L D
    • Meals Day 2: B L D
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    Day 3: Staying the Night in Polokwane

    Driving north, leave the Lowveld and enter the province of Mpumalanga as you make your way to the quaint town of Polokwane. Stop along the way and view the stunning Blyde River Canyon and God’s Window. Arriving in the afternoon, set up your tents on the lush grass of the camp site, before taking a swimming in the pool.

                   
    • Highlights: Panorama Route, Polokwane
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 4: Waiting at the Border in Musina

    Your journey takes you to the South Africa-Zimbabwe border and the border town of Musina. The drive is long but not stressful, so sit back and enjoy the scenery of the northern reaches of South Africa. Musina is said to be one of the hottest towns in the country, and steeped in history. 

                   
    • Highlights: Musina
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 5: Discovering the Great Zimbabwe Ruins

    Crossing into Zimbabwe, a country rich in culture and tradition, head to the town of Masvingo. Once a great Medieval city, today, Masvingo is home to the old city’s ruins. Take the opportunity to walk around the Great Zimbabwe Ruins before setting up your tent. 

                   
    • Highlights: Great Zimbabwe Ruins
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Days 6-7: Swimming with Elephants in Antelope Park

    Continuing north, come to Gweru in the Midland region of Zimbabwe and home to the beautiful Antelope Park. People say that “you haven’t been to Zimbabwe until you have visited the Victoria Falls, and the Antelope Park.” This renowned park is home to several types of wildlife and offers a variety of activities to interact with them. 

    The next day, enjoy a few of these activities as you have a full day in the park. Walk with the lions, swim with elephants, and then view the game either on horse or in a safari vehicle. 

                   
    • Highlights: Antelope Park
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Days 8-9: Wandering the Streets of Bulawayo

    Leaving from Gweru, travel to Zimbabwe’s second largest city, Bulawayo. Experience this once colonial city with its British architecture, and wide streets designed for a large contingent of ox wagon as you wander and explore. Visit the Natural History Museum for a history lesson, the National Arts Gallery, and for local flare, the Mzilikazi Arts and Crafts Centre. 

    On your second day in Bulawayo, visit the Matoba National Park and discover the amazing wildlife that inhabit the park such as black and white rhino, the shy leopard, and magnificent black eagle. Check out the ancient rock paintings that have been found giving proof that the San people once lived in the area. 

                   
    • Highlights: Bulawayo
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Days 10-12: Flying Over the Victoria Falls

    Make your way to the Zambezi River and the Africa adventure capital, Victoria Falls, for three ‘adrenalin-filled’ days. Take the afternoon, once you’ve set up camp, to visit the Victoria Falls National Park, and get the chance to observe the mighty, natural wonder, Victoria Falls. 

    Over the next two days get your heart pumping as you book a few optional activities. The rafting here on the Zambezi is first class, and very scenic. Book a flight over the Falls to get an aerial photo of this impressive attraction. Abseil the Batoka Gorge, before stopping by a lion rehabilitation centre to walk with their residential big cats. 

    In the evenings, just sit back and relax at the centrally located campsite, or at one of the many excellent restaurants in town. 

                   
    • Highlights:Victoria Falls
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals Day 10: B L
    • Meals Day 11-12: B
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    Days 13-14: Bush Camping in the Chobe National Park

    Cross the border, after a short drive from Victoria Falls, into Botswana where another short drive gets you to Kasane – the gateway to the Chobe National Park. Your camp is on the banks of the Chobe River so keep your ears alert for the resident hippos. 

    In the afternoon, head into the Chobe National Park for an overnight safari excursion. Spend the next 24 hours exploring the park for elephants, lions, hippos and other wildlife. 

    The next day, return to the camp in Kasane after a morning game drive and join back up with your fellow travelers who didn’t go on the overnight. Those who didn’t go on excursion though maybe returning from an optional morning game drive in the park. 

    Later in the day, embark on a cruise along the Chobe River to catch a spectacular sunset. 

                   
    • Highlights: Chobe National Park
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 15: Driving to Maun

    Today drive south towards the town of Nata where you’ll turn west and travel to Maun, a launching point for the Okavango Delta. Spend the evening relaxing after the long travel day, and preparing for your optional excursion into the Delta tomorrow. 

                   
    • Highlights: Maun
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Days 16-17: Floating Along in the Okavango Delta

    Embark on an optional 2-night excursion into the world’s largest inland delta, the Okavango Delta by hopping into a 4x4 truck and driving a few hours north to a mokoro station. Transfer to a traditional dugout canoe and tranquilly float down through the waterways to your camp site in the bush. Once you have set up your tent, head out on an afternoon game walk to experience the Delta wilderness. 

    The next day relax and enjoy the calmness of the Delta as you explore more of the area with your guide, take a cruise in your mokoro, or take a swim and relax at your camp site. In the evening, sit by the fire and listen to silence of the wilderness around you. 

                   
    • Highlights: Okavango Delta
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 18: Saying Goodbye to the Delta

    After a final morning game walk, pack up your camp, and say ‘goodbye’ to the Delta and return to Maun. Arriving in the early afternoon, take an optional flight over the Delta and get an aerial view of this fantastic highlight to your adventure. 

                   
    • Highlights: Maun
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 19: Relaxing on the Banks of the Kavango River

    Travelling along the west side of the Delta, follow the Kavango River to the border with Namibia. After entering Namibia, continue to your beautiful camp site on the banks of the Kavango River. 

                   
    • Highlights: Kavango River
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Days 20-21: Searching the Etosha Pan for Wildlife

    Heading south-west from Rundu, make your way to Namibia’s premier game park – the Etosha National Park. Surrounding the Etosha Pan, the park is one of the best game viewing parks in southern Africa because of the sparse vegetation that makes spotting game an easier exercise. Spend the night at your camp site’s water hole viewing the nocturnal animals that come for a drink. 

    The next day, drive around the park searching for the wide variety of wildlife that call the park home. Etosha is home to 4 of the Big 5, only the buffalo is missing in the park. Again in the evening head to your camp’s floodlit water hole and observe the wildlife. 

                   
    • Highlights: Etosha National Park
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 22: Taking Your Photo With a Cheetah

    After a short game drive as you exit Etosha, travel to the Cheetah Park. This private farm was established to help conserve Namibia’s cheetah population. Once you’ve set up camp, take the opportunity to interact and get your photo with the residential big cats. 

                   
    • Highlights: Cheetah Park
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 23:Climbing the ‘Matterhorn of Namibia’

    Leaving the Cheetah Park, continue west to one of the most recognised landmarks in Namibia – the Spitzkoppe. Often described as the ‘Matterhorn of Namibia,’ at a height of 1728m, its one of the highest monoliths in Namibia. You’ll set up camp at its base, and spend the rest of the day exploring the area. 

                   
    • Highlights: Spitzkoppe
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Days 24-26: Skydiving in Swakopmund

    This morning travel to the Atlantic Coast and the quaint German town of Swakopmund – Namibia’s playground. Along with several adventure activities, Swakopmund has a wide selection of cafes, restaurants, museums, and craft shops to experience if you don’t want an adrenalin rush.

    For those that do, book a quad biking excursion into the dunes, a sand boarding trip to race down the dunes, or a skydiving excursion to float above the dunes. 

                   
    • Highlights: Swakopmund
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    • Accommodation: Camping
    •             Meals Day 24: B L
    • Meals Day 25-26: B
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    Day 27: Watching the Sunset from Dune 45

    Following the Atlantic Coast to the south, you come to Walvis Bay – Namibia’s main port – and head east into the stunning, desolate Namib Desert until the Namib-Naukluft National Park, your destination for the night. 

    Once you’ve set up camp, embark on a drive to the Sossusvlei, and the highest sand dunes in the world. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the area on foot, and optionally hire a guide to take you around and explain the history and geology of the area. Just before sunset, climb Dune 45 and watch as the sun drops below the horizon from the top. 

                   
    • Highlights: Sossusvlei, Namib-Naukluft National Park
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 28: Watching the Sunrise Over the Naukluft Mountains

    Wake up early to catch the sunrise over the Naukluft Mountains before driving south to the Fish River Canyon. Formed from tectonic activity and erosion by the Fish River, today, the Fish River Canyon is the second largest canyon in the world. Stop along the eastern rim, and explore this stunning attraction. 

                   
    • Highlights: Fish River Canyon
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 29: Cruising Down the Orange River

    Continue travelling south where after a short drive you come to the Orange River – the border between South Africa and Namibia. Crossing the border, stop on the South Africa side at a lovely camp site. This afternoon take the opportunity to explore the Orange River on an optional half-day canoe trip. 

                   
    • Highlights: Orange River
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Day 30: Smelling the Wild flowers in Namaqualand

    Starting out early travel through the desert region of the Richtersveld before the Namaqualand – an area known for its vast number of wild flowers which bloom every spring – to the Cederberg Mountains. Tonight set up camp surrounded by some local wine farms, which you can visit and sample their wares. 

                   
    • Highlights: Cederberg
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    • Accommodation: Camping
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    • Meals: B L D
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    Days 31-32: Ending Your Tour in the Mother City

    This morning begin your final travel day of this wonderful journey and drive south to Cape Town. Enjoy the drive passing through the beautiful fruit producing region of Citrusdal and the Cape’s wine growing region. 

    Your first indication of your arrival to the Mother City will be the sight of Table Mountain from across Table Bay. Spend the rest of the day exploring this fantastic cosmopolitan city. Your tour ends the next day after breakfast. 

                   
    • Highlights: Cape Town
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    • Meals Day 31: B
    • Meals Day 32: None
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    Rates & Dates
    • SEASONAL DATES: TOUR PRICE: LOCAL PAYMENT
    • 15 February 2017 - 20 December 2017 ZAR 19900 USD 1140
    Tour Departures Dates
    • Departure Month: Start Date: End Date:
    • July 05 July 2017 05 August 2017 August 02 August 2017 02 September 2017 August 30 August 2017 30 September 2017 September 27 September 2017 28 October 2017 October 25 October 2017 25 November 2017 November 22 November 2017 23 December 2017 December 20 December 2017 20 January 2018