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Essential South Africa + Victoria Falls

$5,359 or 5 monthly payments of $1,071.80
11 days/10 nights
Per Adult

MyDiscoveries customers save $380pp

11 Day Essential South Africa & Victoria Falls - Save $380pp!

This escorted tour offers an exciting introduction to South Africa, including a walking tour of one of the ‘Seven Natural Wonders of the World’, Victoria Falls. Set against the magnificent Table Mountain, Cape Town is undeniably one of the world’s most beautiful cities, offering a bustling metropolis...

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Highlights

  • Return flights included  
  • Enjoy the Panoramic Cape Town City Tour, passing by Castle of Good Hope, City Hall, the Grande Parade and view Table Mountain
  • Lots of optional extras available
  • Enjoy game drives in Limpopo Province and visit Victoria Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • MyDiscoveries customers save AUD $380 per person
  • Multiple departure dates available in 2018 

Itinerary

DAY 1, Tuesday - Depart for South Africa
Depart for South Africa.

DAY 2, Wednesday - Arrive in Cape Town
Arrive in Cape Town, undeniably one of the most beautiful cities in the world. As you transfer to the hotel, you will see the city's iconic symbol, Table Mountain greeting you in the distance. Tonight, discover some of Cape Town's world class restaurants on your own.
Overnight: Cape Town

DAY 3, Thursday - Cape Town City Tour 

This morning, meet with your Tour Manager for a Welcome Drink at your hotel and learn about all of the must see sights of Cape Town before you depart on a city tour. Driving to the city centre, pass famous landmarks such as the Castle of Good Hope built in 1666 by the Dutch East India Company and City Hall, a splendid baroque building, and of course the Grand Parade. See St. George's Cathedral, the Anglican Diocese of Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Pass the Company Gardens and the Malay Quarter. The route then leads to Kloof Nek and the magnificent Table Mountain. Relax at a cafe while you take in the views from the base of the mountain. Perhaps ascend to the summit by cable car (ticket not included) and marvel at a bird's eye view of the city and its beaches. Continue to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront where you will have the opportunity to learn the three-billion-year-old story of diamonds while touring prominent Shimansky Jewelers & Museum. The 45-minute tour reveals the origins of diamond mining and includes explanations of colour, cut and clarity. Following the tour (or for those who do not wish to participate) stroll through the adjacent V & A Waterfront with its endless shopping and dining opportunities before returning to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure. This evening, treat yourself to a seafood dinner at one of the trendy outdoor seaside restaurants, while watching the magnificent sunset over the Atlantic Ocean. 
Overnight: Cape Town 
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Friday - Full Day in Cape Town
While in Cape Town, outdoor enthusiasts will not want to miss the optional tour to the stunning Cape Peninsula, known for its steep mountains, secluded coves and beautiful pristine beaches. The Cape of Good Hope within Table Mountain National Park is surrounded by a rich biodiversity and is home to at least 250 species of birds as well as antelope, ostrich, and baboons. Walk the rugged cliffs, or, take the famous Flying Dutchman funicular, a beacon for early explorers that climbs uphill to the old lighthouse. Afterward, visit Boulders Beach to see the unique spectacle of penguins waddling freely, and walk through spectacular Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
Optional: Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour
Overnight: Cape Town 
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Saturday - Full Day in Cape Town
Spend your day at leisure relaxing on the beach, or perhaps join the optional Winelands Tour which takes you along the country's principal wine route to the scenic towns of Paarl, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch with tastings along the way. Alternatively, thrill seekers will not want to miss the optional excursion to "Shark Alley" to experience great white shark cage diving.*
*Please Note: The Full Day Winelands Tour and Full Day Great White Shark Cage Diving operate simultaneously. Passengers may opt to participate in only one of these tours.
Optional: 
Full Day Winelands Tour 
Optional: Full Day Great White Shark Cage Diving 
Overnight: Cape Town 
Meals: Breakfast


DAY 6, Sunday - Evening Game Drive at Mabula Game Lodge
This morning fly to Johannesburg, known as "Gauteng: the City of Gold". Upon arrival, drive to Limpopo Province located just three hours outside of bustling Johannesburg. Your stay will be at the Mabula Game Lodge where the varied habitats provide ideal conditions for an astounding selection of large mammals including the Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhino) other predators such as hyena and jackal, and a variety of antelope from the red hartebeest to the eland. Here, accompanied by a ranger, uncover the magic of the African bush in this wildlife wonderland. In the late afternoon, enjoy an exciting game drive in a landscape that is an alluring combination of rolling hills, tumbled mountains, valleys, and grassland plains. Game sightings include a variety of predators such as lion, leopard, and cheetah with herds of elephant and buffalo that can often be seen at close range. The game and bird viewing opportunities are truly incredible. This evening recount your sightings with your fellow travelers while dining at the lodge. 
Overnight: Limpopo Province 
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7, Monday - Mabula Game Lodge Game Drives
An early morning wake up call and a hot cup of coffee greets you before setting out on the optional Balloon Safari. Drift peacefully above the beautiful landscape, watching for wild game below. A glass of sparkling wine awaits you at the end of the journey. Continue game viewing in open safari vehicles where you may have a chance to see not only the large majestic beasts but also the smaller mammals, birds and insects. After lunch, relax at the lodge before setting out for your afternoon game drive. Return in time for dinner and toast to your final night in South Africa. 
Optional: 
Mabula Balloon Safari 
Overnight: Limpopo Province 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Tuesday - Travel to Johannesburg
Awake early this morning and set our on your final game drive. After an early lunch, bid farewell to the bush and travel to Johannesburg, known as “Guateng: the City of Gold”. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight: Johannesburg 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 9, Wednesday - Fly to Victoria Falls
Transfer to the airport for your morning flight to picturesque and thundering Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Falls are a little over a mile wide and 351 feet high, making them one-and-a-half times as wide and twice as high as Niagara Falls. Here, you can still encounter herds of buffalo and elephant on their way to the Zambezi River. This evening, experience the romance of Africa on the optional Zambezi River Sundowner Cruise. Relax onboard as you look for hippos, elephants, and buffalo that come to drink at the end of the day at the water’s edge.
Optional: Zambezi River Sundowner Cruise 
Overnight: Victoria Falls 
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Thursday - Guided Tour of Victoria Falls
This morning, enjoy a guided tour of Victoria Falls, one of the ‘”Seven Natural Wonders of the World”. The walking safari takes you through the magnificent rainforest to view the Cataracts, Livingston’s statue and a wide variety of birds and plants. The rest of the day is yours to discover this beautiful area independently.
Overnight: Victoria Falls 
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Friday - Depart South Africa
This morning, transfer to the airport in Zimbabwe. Fly to Johannesburg and connect to your international departure flight this evening. 
Meals: Breakfast

FACILITIES

Cape Town Lodge: The hotel is located in the city centre of Cape Town. The Bo-Kaap Museum, Long Street and Green Market Square are within walking distance. The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is about a ten minute drive away. The comfortable guest rooms are decorated with warm and welcoming colours and furnishings, and equipped with a variety of modern amenities. Non-smoking rooms are available upon request.

Radisson Blu Hotel & Residence: The hotel is set in Cape Town's central business district, nearby Long Street. Greenmarket Square is within a half mile walk, and the Company's Garden is within a mile walk. The hotel provides a complimentary shuttle to the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, CTICC and the Clock Tower. Guest rooms are stylish and comfortable with views of the city, mountain, harbour or sea. All rooms are equipped with contemporary amenities for a relaxing stay.

SunSquare Cape Town City Bowl: The hotel is located in the city centre of Cape Town. Long Street and Greenmarket Square are within a half mile walk, and the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront is about a ten minute drive away. Guest rooms are comfortable, modern and stylish. All are well equipped with a variety of contemporary amenities for an enjoyable stay. The hotel has an on-site fitness center and a pool.

Mabula Game Lodge: During their stay, guests can explore the nearby Mabula Game Reserve. Johannesburg is about a two and a half hour drive away from the lodge. Enjoy the lodge's spa, tennis courts and pool.The rooms feature elegant furnishings and African style decor accents. All rooms are equipped with amenities for a comfortable stay, such as air conditioning, an in-room safe and tea and coffee-making facilities.

Southern Sun O.R. Tambo International Airport Hotel: The hotel is located about a ten minute drive away from Kempton Park. The city center of Johannesburg is about a thirty minute drive away. A bus stop is located nearby the hotel that provides access to the Rhodesfield railway station. The rooms are decorated with wooden furnishings and contemporary decor accents. All rooms feature a range of amenities, including an in-room safe, tea and coffee making facilities and a minibar. Enjoy the hotel's fitness center, spa and pool.

A'Zambezi River Lodge: The hotel is situated on the edge of the Zambezi National Park, a peaceful, quiet location soaked in the ambiance of African nature and wildlife. Guest rooms are comfortable and spacious, many of them equipped with furnished balconies with river, pool, or garden views. Disabled facilities are available upon request.

INCLUDES

INCLUDES 
Return flights and airport transfers

  • Internal flights: Cape Town-Johannesburg, Johannesburg-Victoria Falls, and Victoria Falls-Johannesburg
  • 9 nights First Class accommodation
    • 4 nights Cape Town
    • 2 nights Limpopo Province
    • 1 night Johannesburg
    • 2 nights Victoria Falls
  • Hotel porterage
  • 13 meals: 9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • Sightseeing and game drives per itinerary
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Gratuities included for your tour manager, local guides and drivers
  • EXCLUDES
  • Visa 
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not mentioned 
  • Items of a personal nature 

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fine print

  • Multiple departures in 2018.
  • Advertised price based on 25 Jan 2019 at time of publishing.
  • Subject to availability at time of booking for new bookings only.
  • All prices are subject to change at any time without notice.
  • Valid for sales unless sold out prior.
  • If you need to cancel your trip after travel has been confirmed, the travel operator will impose cancellation fees. In addition, MyDiscoveries will charge a AUD $100 per person cancellation fee. We recommend taking out travel insurance as soon as you have booked your travel dates so you have protection against emergency cancellations that might be needed.
  • Please note all our holidays are subject to availability at time of booking. Should your dates not be available please note the My Discoveries Booking Guarantee applies. The MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can't get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we'll give you your money back, no questions asked.
  • Travel insurance not included, customers are advised to purchase appropriate cover.
  • MyDiscoveries members receive 10% off any travel insurance policy - simply mention the promo code: DISCOVERY10.

booking essentials

  • Once your MyDiscoveries Voucher has been purchased you will be contacted by the MyDiscoveries Reservations team will work with the tour operator to get you booked onto your preferred travel dates.
  • If for any reason we are unable to book you onto your preferred dates please refer to the MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee to understand our refund policy.
  • When booking in your travel dates, make sure you have your travel voucher number, traveller names and details of any special requirements (e.g. vegetarian etc)
  • The MyDiscoveries team will send an email to you confirming all of your booking information.
  • We recommend you purchase travel insurance as soon as your travel dates are confirmed.

booking guarantee

The MyDiscoveries 30 Day Booking Guarantee means that if you can't get the travel dates you want within 30 days of buying the voucher, we'll give you your money back, no questions asked.

travel period




Departures 2019
Jan: 18, 25
Feb: 1, 8, 22
Mar: 1, 22
Apr: 12, 19
May: 3, 17, 24
Jul: 12 - Land only from 12 July
Aug: 2 , 23
Sep: 6, 13, 20
Oct: 4, 18
Nov: 8, 22
Dec: 6 

* Price based on 25 Jan 2019

pricing options

Twin / Single Package Option Price
twin Sydney $5,359.00

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