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- Experience some of Africas most breathtaking beauty including Victoria Falls - one of the 7 Wonders of the Natural World, in this 10 night tour
- Beginning in Cape Town you can admire Table Mountain and tantalise your tastebuds in the Stellenbosch Winelands, followed by a tour of the awesome Victoria Falls and ending in nature filled Chobe National Park, Botswana.
- We have included options to build your own itinerary to really personalise this trip of a lifetime.
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Your Destinations —
Victoria Falls is the only waterfall in the world with a length of more than a kilometer and a height of more than hundred meters. It is also considered to be the largest fall in the world.
The noise of Victoria Falls can be heard from a distance of 40 kilometers, while the spray and mist from the falling water is rising to a height of over 400 meters and can be seen from a distance of 50 kilometers. No wonder that the local tribes used to call the waterfall Mosi-o-Tunya “The smoke that thunders”.
The water level varies throughout the year; it is at its peak in April, at the end of the rainy season when on average 500,000,000 liters of water flow and it is at its lowest level in October and early November.
Very few countries in the world offers the diversity that Botswana and its natural resources of wildlife has to offer, so it's easy to see why it is rated one of the world’s best wildlife destinations. The Chobe National Park has some of the largest concentrations of game on the African continent, with regular sightings include giraffe, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah and bushbuck. It is particularly known for its high concentration of majestic elephants. It is not uncommon to see between 500 and 1000 elephants on these floodplains at one time.
Your Itinerary —
- Scheduled Cape Town City Tour (Half Day)
- Scheduled Winelands tour (Full Day)
- Game Drive (including transfers, & park fees )
For the month of October 2015 only, you will get a free Cape Town City Tour when booking the Peninsula and the Winelands Tour.
Day 1: Arrival to Cape Town
Upon your arrival to this beautiful eclectic city, you will be met by a Thompsons Africa representative and assisted to your transfer that will take you to the Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge. This hotel is full of history and is also a heritage site, boasting wonderful views of the V&A Waterfront.
The remainder of the day will be at leisure, you can take this time to explore the Waterfront (walking distance), or treat yourself at the Spa in the Hotel.
Day 2 – 4: Cape Town City
There is so much to do when in Cape Town. We highly recommend you to go on a Full Day Peninsula Tour and the Winelands Tour (extra charges apply), where you can experience Seal Island, Chapman’s Peak, Cape Point, the southernmost tip of Africa, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Groot Constantia; on the winelands tour you’ll see the beautiful town of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, wine cellar tours and more.
Day 5: Depart Cape Town / Arrive to Victoria Falls
Today you will be collected from your hotel and taken to the Airport for your flight to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (own account). Upon your arrival at the airport you will be transferred to the Cresta Sprayview Hotel which is only a 20 minute ride away from the airport.
This hotel is ideally situated, in walking distance of the town of Victoria Falls, with its accompanying restaurants and curio markets a short 10 minute walk to the falls themselves. It is the perfect gateway for adventure seekers exploring the resort town of Victoria Falls and its surrounds.
Day 6: Tour of the Falls (Included)
You can either join the morning tour at 08:30 or the afternoon tour at 14:30, and you’ll find out why there is no surprise why Victoria Falls is one of the seven Natural Wonders of the World! You’ll understand it instantly as you tour the Zimbabwean side, for there are numerous spectacular vantage points along the width of the Falls, and the sight of this astounding gift of nature, will simply take your breath away. You’ll walk through the permanent, beautifully misty rain forest which flanks the Falls, stopping to marvel at the principal sites as it cascades to the depths below: the Main Falls, Horseshoe Falls, Rainbow Falls, the Boiling Pot, Cataract Island and Livingstone Island. You’ll stand and watch, feel and listen to the spray and the thunderous noise, as millions of litres of water tumble over the Falls into a series of narrow gorges below.
Day 7: Victoria Falls
This day will be at your leisure, you can take some time to visit the town and do some shopping or simply stay in and enjoy the facilities that your hotel has to offer.
Day 8 - 10: Depart Victoria Falls / Arrival to Kasane
After breakfast you will be collected from your hotel and transferred to your last stop on this journey: the Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa situated on the banks of the mighty Chobe River, Botswana.
Here you will be able to play a round of golf on the famous golf course or enjoy bird watching from the Mokoro in an unforgettable canoe trail on the Chobe River (extra charges apply). All the bedrooms boast spectacular views of the river and have been tastefully decorated in an ethnic style to complement the natural ambiance. Both the Serondella restaurant and Savuti cocktail Bar overlook the Chobe River and Namibian flood plains, this is the ultimate place to watch the abundant wildlife gather at twilight.
Day 11: Depart Botswana
Enjoy your last breakfast in this wonderful setting, after that you’ll be collected and transferred to Kasane Airport for your onward flight home.
Your Accommodation —
Just for you: A complimentary back and neck massage per stay at Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa
Just minutes away from restaurants, theatres and shops, the Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge is perfectly positioned in the heart of one of Cape Town's premier tourist attractions, the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Once a 19th Century prison, this hotel today provides accommodation, conference and function facilities, in a spectacular setting that looks out over the harbour and up onto Table Mountain.
The Hotel restaurants comprise of, Time-Out Cafe, an A La Carte restaurant and Bar, as well as Stonebreakers Buffet Restaurant. Public areas and facilities at the hotel include an in-house gym, comfortable lounge and wireless internet hotspots located throughout the building.
Cresta Sprayview Hotel is situated just 1.4 km from the Victoria Falls Rain Forest entrance. It is the perfect gateway for adventure seekers exploring the resort town of Victoria Falls and its surrounds. In months when the Falls are in full flood, the spray from this majestic wonder of nature rises like a column of smoke, locally referred to as "Mosi-oa-Tunya", the "Smoke that Thunders" and can be seen from the Hotel, hence the name "Sprayview" from which the Hotel derives its name.
Ideally situated, you are within walking distance of the town of Victoria Falls, with its accompanying restaurants and curio markets a short 10 minute walk to the falls themselves.
Set on eight acres of manicured grounds, Accommodation offers a tranquil oasis from which to enjoy all Victoria Falls has to offer. Alfresco dining, 2 restaurants, 2 bars and the large swimming pool make this a relaxing retreat.
On the banks of the mighty Chobe River lies Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa - where nature meets luxury! In these tranquil surroundings you will come to experience true African comfort: superb, spacious accommodation, delectable cuisine and personalised, one-on-one service.
Experience relaxation and recuperation with a range of treatments at the on-site spa, or with a leisurely canoe trail on the waters of the Chobe.
To take full advantage of a wealth of wildlife, embark upon an exhilarating game drive in the Chobe National Park. The national park is famous for its large elephant herds, and has some of the largest concentrations of game on the entire African continent.
For a more laid-back holiday, tackle 9 holes on the infamous golf course, or simply interact with the spectacular, natural surrounds on a slow walk along the river.
Your Journey —
Flights: Included with South African Airways
London Heathrow to Johannesburg: 1900 or 2100
Arrive Johannesburg: 07:15 or 09:15 (the following morning)
Depart Johannesburg 0910, or 1005 or 1100 or 1200
Arrive Cape Town: 1120 or 1215 or 1310 or 1410
Depart Cape Town 0545 or 0600, 0620
Arrive Johannesburg 0745 or 0800 or 0820
Depart Johannesburg 1050
Arrive Victoria Falls 1235
Depart Kasane : 1355
Arrive Johannesburg: 1545
Depart Johannesburg: 1950 or 2020
Arrive London Heathrow 0625 or 0655 (the following morning)
Transfers: Shared transfers are included as per itinerary.
Flight details are given as a guide only and may change. We will however notify you in advance if flights are more than 2 hours outside the time range given. Flights are non changeable and non-refundable at time of booking.