Best of South Africa and Zimbabwe

From $6999
Product Number: LTBSAZ01

This cultural melting pot blends traditional and modern metropolis as well as creating surprises at every corner. From national parks to private gaming safari conservancy to vast wilderness, experiencing close encounter with exotic wild life in this exciting adventure.

Return economy flights from Australia
Deluxe hotel accommodation
Meals as per itinerary
Sightseeing, safaris

Departing from Sydney to Cape Town, South Africa. Upon arrival in Cape Town, South Africa’s legislative and tourist capital. You will be met and greeted the airport and enjoy a convenient transfer to your hotel for a restful night.

Hotel:Southern Sun Waterfront or similar

After breakfast this morning, set out on the Table Mountain tour. Trace a private road up this world-famous natural phenomenon to experience one-of-a-kind views of Cape Town and the surrounding, dramatic coastline spread far below. Afterward, descend back down the flat-topped mountain and enjoy a fascinating sightseeing drive, taking in Cape Town’s cobblestoned, colorful Bo-Kaap district, formerly known as the Malay Quarter, the 19th-century South African Museum, the Castle of Good Hope and other fascinating landmarks.

Hotel: Southern Sun Waterfront or similar

Today, have your camera ready for a full-day tour showcasing the awesome peaks, rugged shores and beaches of the Cape Peninsula. Following breakfast at your hotel, sit back and soak in the passing scenery during a sightseeing drive along the weather-beaten Atlantic Coast. Arrive at beautiful Hout Bay and board a boat for a short Cruise to Seal Island*, to witness the Cape Fur seals that make the islet their home, perhaps watching for a white shark or two along the way! Then, head along one of the world’s majestic coastlines to spectacular Cape Point, the southernmost tip of the peninsula. Drink in the views over the twisting and churning seas from here, which are said to mark the fabled “line in the ocean” between the Atlantic and Indian Ocean. After a break for a delicious Fisherman’s Platter lunch, your last stop today is the splendid Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens*. Set into the slopes of Table Mountain, the “most beautiful garden in Africa” boasts more than 7,000 species of flora.

Hotel: Southern Sun Waterfront or similar

Wine connoisseurs and novices alike will love what today brings – a trip deep into the Cape Winelands to the lovely wine town of Paarl. Soak in the passing hills and lush vineyards around the town on a scenic drive to the award-winning vineyards of the Anura Wine Estate. Here, enjoy delectable tastings of the wines and cheese produce on the estate, and enjoy an engrossing wine cellar tour. Next, continue to historic Groot Drakenstein Correctional Facility*, formerly known as the Victor Verster Prison, where Nelson VACATION HIGHLIGHTS Mandela spent his final weeks of imprisonment and which he called his “gilded cage.” Your tour then takes you to Franschhoek, one of South Africa’s oldest villages, nestled in the spectacular winelands of the Franschhoek Valley. Sample some local wines and then stroll through this quaint village before enjoying a picnic lunch at the vineyard-graced Allee Bleue Estate. Later, reach for your camera again on a picturesque drive to the olden town of Stellenbosch.

Hotel:Southern Sun Waterfront or similar

Leave Cape Town today on a short flight to Johannesburg before transferring to Entabeni, known as the “Place on the Mountain.” Situated in the idyllic Waterberg region, this much-loved game reserve consists of wide-open grass plains, wetlands, craggy ravines and dramatic escarpments all inhabited by lion, giraffe, impala, bushbuck, hyena, buffalo, and elephant. After lunch, embark on your first, exhilarating game drive aboard a private vehicle. Rumble deep into Entabeni’s 22,000 hectares to seek out its rich wildlife populations against its backdrop of epic scenery.

Hotel:Entabeni Lakeside Lodge or similar

Enjoy a second day amid the untamed beauty of Entabeni and two separate game drives into this magnificent wilderness. As you travel the savannahs and hills, keep watch for the “Big Five” of the African elephant, lion, leopard, rhino and buffalo, as well as Entabeni’s ample and exotic birdlife. Rhino, lion and elephant in particular are fairly frequent sights and if you’re lucky, you may be rewarded with a fleeting glimpse of the reserve’s elusive leopard – the highlight of many a first-time visitor’s safari experience.

Hotel:Entabeni Lakeside Lodge or similar

Rise at dawn today to enjoy one last game drive before breakfast. With luck, relish a final sighting of the majestic animals of the reserve before transferring back to “Jo’burg”, or Johannesburg. Here, step back in time and immerse yourself in the city’s gold mining past on our Gold Reef City Heritage Tour. Built around an authentic 19th-century gold mine, the Gold Reef City attraction celebrates the history of Johannesburg’s gold mining days of the 1880s and combines it with gold-themed white-knuckle rides and leisure amenities. Take an intriguing guided excursion down into a real, 720-feet underground mine to learn how the gold-rush pioneers of the time extracted their precious gold using an arduous manual process. Afterward, leave Gold Reef City and transfer to your hotel in Johannesburg.

Hotel: Southern Sun Casino or similar

Enjoy the day free to relax after adventures and get acquainted in South Africa’s largest city. Ease down at your hotel and reflect on your memories of this captivating country or explore lively Johannesburg at your own pace. The must-sees of this fast-paced city include the fascinating township of South Western Township, the former homes of Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the memorable Apartheid Museum or Constitution Hill, site of the Old Fort Prison Complex, where political activists were once detained.

Hotel: Southern Sun Casino or similar

After breakfast, transfer to Airport to depart to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Upon arrival, transfer and check in at the hotel. Late afternoon, preparing for the Sunset Cruise along the Zambezi River. Relax as you take in the epic beauty of African River and likely to see hippos and crocodiles lounging on the banks.

Hotel: A’Zambezi Hotel or similar

After breakfast, visit to the Victoria Falls, or Mosi-oa-Tunya, is a waterfall in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. It has been described as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world. Explore the rainforest trails surrounding the falls, enjoying uninterrupted views of the Zambezi River’s ferocious torrents plunging down a series of basalt gorges.

Hotel: A’Zambezi Hotel or similar

After breakfast, according to your flight schedule, you will be transferred to the Airport to be departing back to Sydney, Australia.

Arrive in Sydney or Melbourne

Inclusions

  • Return Economy Flight to/from Australia
  • African interstate economy flight
  • Airport tax & fuel surcharge
  • Deluxe hotel accommodation
  • Meals as indicated (B/L/D) per itinerary
  • Admission fees as per itinerary
  • English speaking guide

Exclusions

  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuity suggested USD10pp per day
  • Insterstate surcharge MEL/BNE/ADL/PER

Single Supplement surcharge $1850pp

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