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Duration: 11 Days
Location: South Africa: Johannesburg | Victoria Falls
Price: On Request
  • South AfricaAs a “world in one country”, South Africa is known for its extraordinary diversity. A nation of exceptional natural beauty with a rich cultural heritage, South Africa is one of the most remarkable destinations on earth.

    Begin your trip in Johannesburg with a fascinating glimpse into the bustling township of Soweto. Travel to South Africa’s premium wilderness area and stay at an authentic Tsonga-styled private lodge in an exclusive concession of Kruger National Park.

    Continue to Cape Town before concluding your journey at the spectacular Victoria Falls, also known as “Mosi-oa-Tunya” – the smoke that thunders.

    • Day 1: Johannesburg

      On arrival in Johannesburg, transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
    • Day 2: Johannesburg

        Today explore the township of Soweto and the surrounding area, driving past well known landmarks such as Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, Orlando Power Station, Nelson Mandela’s old house, Desmond Tutu’s house and the Hector Pieterson Memorial. In the afternoon, discover the history of South Africa’s apartheid era at the Apartheid Museum.

      Breakfast included.

    • Day 3: Johannesburg – Kruger National Park

        Transfer by road or by air and road (extra cost) to Hoyo Hoyo Tsonga Lodge. Located on an ancient elephant route in a 10,000 hectare concession within Kruger National Park, this unique camp is steeped in African culture with six luxury air-conditioned ‘bee-hive’ suites. Fabrics, décor and objects d’art are sourced from the local Tsonga community whilst menus offer a traditional taste delicately balanced with a European flair. Hoyo Hoyo offers a once-in-a-lifetime, interactive cultural African experience and wildlife viewing in open 4WD vehicles. On arrival enjoy high tea at the lodge, followed by an afternoon open vehicle game drive.

      Breakfast/ Dinner Included.  

    • Day 4: Kruger National Park

      Early morning tea and coffee is followed by an open vehicle game drive. Return to the lodge in time for breakfast. Spend the day relaxing at the lodge.

      After enjoying afternoon high tea embark on an open vehicle game drive in search of the Big Five.

      Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner Included

    • Day 5: Kruger National Park – Johannesburg – Cape Town

        After an early morning breakfast depart by road transfer back to Johannesburg. Arrive in Johannesburg in the early evening and board your flight to Cape Town. Alternatively, opt to fly from the Kruger area directly to Cape Town for an extra cost. On arrival in Cape Town, you will betransferred to your hotel.

      Breakfast Included.

    • Day 6: Cape Town

      Discover Cape Town on a sightseeing trip. Visit Table Mountain and, weather permitting, travel by cable car to the top for an extra cost. Pass through the Malay Quarter, city centre and Company Gardens. Continue with a visit to the Castle of Good Hope (time permitting) and Diamond Works. Travel to the Milnerton area and photograph Table Mountain from across Table Bay (time permitting).

      Breakfast Included.

    • Day 7: Cape Town

      Take a ferry to Robben Island and enjoy an informative guided excursion with a former political prisoner including a viewing of Nelson Mandela’s cell. For nearly 400 years, Robben Island, 12 kilometres from Cape Town, was a place of banishment, exile, isolation and imprisonment. It was here that rulers sent those they regarded as political troublemakers and social outcasts and the unwanted of society.  During the apartheid years, Robben Island became internationally known for its institutional brutality. The duty of those who ran the Island and its prison was to isolate opponents of apartheid and to crush their morale.

      Some freedom fighters spent more than a quarter of a century in prison for their beliefs. Those imprisoned on the island succeeded on a psychological and political level in turning a prison ‘hell-hole’ into a symbol of freedom and personal liberation. Robben Island came to symbolise, not only for South Africa and the African continent, but also for the entire world, the triumph of the human spirit over enormous hardship and adversity. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

      Breakfast Included.

    • Day 8: Cape Town – Victoria Falls

      Transfer to the airport for your flights to Victoria Falls. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to discover all Victoria Falls has to offer.

      Breakfast Included.

    • Day 9: Victoria Falls

      This morning take a walking trip of the breathtaking Victoria Falls accompanied by a guide and discover how the Falls were formed and what local customs and traditions surround them. Often acknowledged as the greatest falls in Africa, Victoria Falls is a natural wonder of the world and half a million cubic metres of fresh water plummeting over the edge provides a truly awe-inspiring and striking sight.

      The rest of the day is at leisure until your late afternoon Zambezi River cruise on board the luxurious Zambezi Explorer catamaran. Enjoy a range of cocktails and delectable hors d’oeuvres whilst watching a stunning African sunset.

      Breakfast Included

    • Day 10: Victoria Falls – Johannesburg

      Transfer to the airport for your flight back to Johannesburg.

      Breakfast Included.

  • Included:

    • Nine nights accommodation
    •  Meals as per itinerary
    • Sightseeing as specified with a local English speaking guide
    • Park fees, transportation
    • Scheduled flights as per itinerary

     

    Highlights:

    • Warm Shangaan hospitality at the Tsonga-inspired Hoyo Hoyo
    • Amazing views from the top of Table Mountain
    • Local customs and traditions surrounding Victoria Falls
    • Kruger National Park while searching for the Big Five
    • Soweto, the township made famous during the apartheid era
    • Cruise along the magnificent Zambezi River
    • The history of the apartheid era and its effect on South Africapos
    • Robben Island and how it has evolved over the centuries
    • Discover how the majestic Victoria Falls were formed
    • Enhance your journey by adding a trip to the Winelands and Garden Route
      from Cape Town. You can choose to self-drive this region at your own pace
      or hop on a guided scheduled trip with sightseeing

     

    Not Included:

    • International Airfares
    • Visa, personal expenses
    • Gratuities
    • Departure taxes.

    *Ask Fine Travel for the best available international airfares

     

  • *TERMS & CONDITIONS

    All prices are quoted in NZD (unless otherwise stated), per person, twin share (unless otherwise stated) & are correct as at 01 May 2014. Single supplement and child costs supplied on request. Offers are subject to availability & can change without notification due to fluctuations in charges & currency. Valid for sale until sale date specified with each deal. Valid for travel in low season, unless specified. A deposit must be paid at time of booking & full payment must be received by Book by date where a date is specified. Credit Card surcharges apply. For full terms and conditions please contact Fine Travel on 0800 000 3463. Have a Fine Holiday! (REF: AW)