Cape Town to Vic Falls Small Group Tour (Inclusive)

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DAYS

20

Accommodated Small Group Top Pick

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R53,370

Price Disclaimer: Tour is Priced EUR 3345 (1 Jan - 30 June) - EUR 3445 (1 July - 31 Dec). Currency fluctuations may occur

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Highlights

  • Table Mountain
  • Cape of Good Hope
  • Cape Point
  • Wine Tasting
  • Orange River Canoe Trip
  • Desert Night Drive
  • Dune Climbing
  • Namib Desert
  • 4x4 Trip to Sossusvlei
  • Etosha National Park
  • Okavango Delta
  • Maun
  • Makgadikgadi Pans
  • Chobe National Park Boat Cruise
  • Victoria Falls
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  • Starts: Cape Town
  • Ends: Victoria Falls

Countries Visited

South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe

Why You'll Love this Tour

This classic tour hits all the must-see highlights of Southern Africa while also treating you to a few local gems. Discover the sleepy sea-side charms of Hout Bay before bidding farewell to Cape Town and moving onto the arid desert of Namibia and the beautiful wildlife sanctuaries of Botswana. On the way you’ll have plenty of time to dwindle down your bucket list by paddling down the Orange River, reeling off the Big Five, and witnessing the cascades Victoria Falls.


Tour Style Accommodated Small Group Top Pick
Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe
Starts Cape Town
Ends Victoria Falls
Group Size Max 12
Age Range 18 - 55 Years and older
Length 20 days
Tour SKU ACS03012

Tour Price

Currency conversion estimated. Base currency is South African Rand (ZAR)


FROM

R53,370

Price Disclaimer: Tour is Priced at EUR 3345 (1 Jan - 30 June) - EUR 3445 (1 July - 31 Dec). Currency fluctuations may occur

Dates Tour Length: 20 days


Currency estimated. Base currency is South African Rand (ZAR)

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Included

  • Meals - 19 Breakfasts, 15 Lunches, 15 Dinners
  • Accommodation - Hotel/Lodge (16 nights), Twin - bedded tented units (3 nights)
  • Registered guides
  • Transport per itinerary
  • Permits
  • Park entry fees
  • Table Mountain Hike
  • Cape of Good Hope
  • Cape Point National Park
  • Wine tasting
  • Scenic Drive along the West Coast
  • Orange River canoe trip
  • Fish River Canyon
  • Scenic Drive through Desert region
  • Morning Desert Walk
  • Afternoon and Night Desert Drive
  • Dune climbing
  • Sossusvlei
  • Deadvlei
  • 4x4 Transfer to Sossusvlei
  • Kuiseb Canyon
  • Namib Naukluft National Park
  • Cape Cross Seal Colony
  • Spitzkoppe
  • Etosha National Park Full Day Game Drive
  • Scenic Drive through Namibia
  • Okavango Delta Mokoro Excursion
  • Okavango Delta Guided Walk
  • Visit to Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
  • Chobe National Park Boat Cruise
  • Victoria Falls National Park entrance

Excluded

  • International Airfares
  • Travel insurance (Get Adventure Travel Insurance) and medical insurance
  • Personal spending money
  • Visa costs
  • Passports
  • Vaccinations
  • Personal taxes (including departure and border taxes)
  • All optional activities
  • Unscheduled or optional national / game parks and other activities
  • Gratuities
  • Sleeping bag and pillow if camping
  • Restaurant meals (other than those listed)
  • All drinks
  • Tips
  • Laundry
  • Other items of a personal nature

Activities

Some of the activities you can take part in on this tour.

Included in the Tour Price

  • Table Mountain Hike, Cape of Good Hope, Cape Point National Park and Wine tasting
  • Orange River canoe trip, Fish River Canyon
  • Morning Desert Walk, Afternoon and Night Desert Drive, Dune climbing, Deadvlei and 4x4 Transfer to Sossusvlei
  • Namib Naukluft National Park, Cape Cross Seal Colony and Spitzkoppe
  • Etosha National Park Full Day Game Drive
  • Okavango Delta Mokoro Excursion and Guided Walk
  • Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
  • Chobe National Park Boat Cruise
  • Victoria Falls National Park entrance


Other Activities

Optional Activities available on this tour at your own expense

  • Swakopmund Sky Diving
  • Swakopmund Quad Biking
  • Swakopmund Desert Tours
  • Swakopmund Dune Boarding
  • Swakopmund Ocean adventure, seal, dolphin, whale watching, fishing
  • Etosha National Park Night Drive
  • Scenic Helicopter Flight over the Delta
  • Scenic Helicopter Flight over the falls
  • Victoria Falls White-water Rafting
  • Victoria Falls Bungee Jump

Itinerary

Days 1 – 2: Cape Town, South Africa

Today we gather at 13h00 at the Greenfire Cape Town Lodge to set off on an exploration of Cape Town. We have a day and a half here, so our time will be spent participating in activities such as trekking up the iconic Table Mountain, visiting Cape Point, the V&A Waterfront, Hout Bay, and other various attractions. Our exact itinerary will be weather-dependent. We stay at a lovely lodge situated on the beachfront for both nights. Lunches and dinner will be at your own expense.

Meals: Breakfast X2
Accommodation: Greenfire Lodge Cape Town
Included Highlights: Cape Point National Park, Cape of Good Hope, Wine tasting, Coastal roads
Distance: Day 1 – 20 km; Day 2 – 200 km

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Day 3: West Coast, South Africa

Departing from the ‘Mother City’ we take one final view of the majestic Table Mountain from across the bay, we then journey northward through the ‘Swartland’ and along the West Coast making our way into Namaqualand. In the beginning of Spring, this normally desolate area comes to life with the blossoming of countless desert-adapted flower species. We spend our night at Hondehokke.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Hondehokke Lodge
Included Highlights: Scenic Drive along West Coast
Distance: 563 km

2020 Itinerary Change: Accommodation in 2020 changes to Springbok Inn. On this day in 2020 we travel for 570 km.

Days 4 – 5: Orange River, Namibia

We make our way across the border and into Namibia today, then journey a brief distance to our base camp situated on the Orange Riverbank from where we start our canoe expedition. The Orange River forms an incredible sight – a green ribbon snaking its way through the desert and enormous mountains of the Richtersveld National Park. We spend two nights in comfortable accommodation and on the second day we enjoy a long canoe trip down the river. As the day winds to an end we will return to our accommodation to take in the natural beauty that surrounds us.

Meals: Breakfast X2, Lunch X2, Dinner X2
Accommodation: Felix Unite
Included Highlights: Orange River Canoe Experience
Distance: Day 4 – 247 km

Day 6: Fish River Canyon, Namibia

We make our way directly to the magnificent Fish River Canyon, the second biggest of its kind in the world. Following a visit to the numerous viewpoints and exploring the rim of the Canyon, we carry on into the true Namib for a picnic lunch en route to our Greenfire Desert Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Greenfire Desert Lodge
Included Highlights: Scenic drive through the desert region, Private desert game reserve
Distance: 580 km

Day 7: Namib Desert, Namibia

Our lodge is located on our private Nature Reserve situated within the Namibrand Nature Reserve and is home to a variety of desert-adapted animals and plant life. The lodge is incredibly constructed against a rocky outcrop between the giant mountains and red dune-fields. During our time spent here, we will embark on guided treks and drives, including a night drive that takes place through the Reserve, granting us permission to view animals up close.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Greenfire Desert Lodge
Included Highlights: Morning Desert Walk, Afternoon Desert Drive / Night Drive
Distance: 20 km (Desert Drive)

Day 8: Sossusvlei, Namibia

We have a leisurely start today, journeying straight to the Sossusvlei dune-fields. The final part of our travels to the dunes will be through heavy sand, for which we make use of an open 4X4 vehicle. Once we have made our way to the dune summits for magnificent views, we head back to our vehicle and carry on to the unusual trading post of Solitaire.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Agama River Lodge
Included Highlights: Dune climbing, Sossusvlei, Deadvlei, 4×4 transfer into Sossusvlei
Distance: 180 km

Day 9: Dunes – Swakopmund, Namibia

We have a brief distance to travel, crossing the Kuiseb Canyon and the Naukluft Park toward the seaside town of Swakopmund where we spend two evenings at the Amanpuri Lodge. We have a full day of exploring this town that is rich in history, culture and activities.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Amanpuri Lodge
Included Highlights: Scenic desert drive
Distance: 300 km

Day 10: Swakopmund, Namibia

Our lodging provides the perfect location for some exploration of Swakopmund. Here you will come across many beaches, markets, curio stores and a massive range of adventure activities, including quad biking, sky diving, horse riding, dune boarding and many more! Make an effort to try out the nightlife in Swakopmund, as well as delicious dinners out at the local restaurants (own expense).

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Amanpuri Lodge
Optional Activities: Sky diving, Quad biking, Desert tours, Dune boarding

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Day 11: Brandberg, Namibia

We travel north up the Skeleton Coast today, to the seal colony of Cape Cross before making our way back inland. We journey through the desert to pay a visit to the rock paintings of the Bushmen at Brandberg, after which we spend the evening at the base of the mountain. We try our best to spot the elusive desert elephant.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
AccommodationBrandberg (White lady)
Included Highlights: Cape Cross Seal Colony, Brandberg White Lady Bushman Painting Walk
Distance: 325 km

Days 12 – 13: Etosha National Park, Nambia

Today we make our way into the beautiful Etosha National Park for a magnificent wildlife game-viewing experience throughout the afternoon. We head back to our accommodation and then enjoy an evening of game viewing at a floodlit waterhole. The next day we then continue through the Reserve, game driving to the other side of the Park where we will stay in relative comfort.

Meals: Breakfast X2, Lunch X2, Dinner X2
Accommodation: Etosha (Okaukuejo and Namutoni)
Included Highlights: Full day game drive
Optional Activities: Night game drive
Distance: Day 12 – 335 km; Day 13 – 130 km

Day 14: Caprivi, Namibia

Departing from the severe desert environment, we make our way north to the lush region of Caprivi. This evening will be spent on the magnificent Okavango Riverbanks at Ngepi which offers a refreshing night’s rest.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
AccommodationNgepi Lodge
Included Highlights: Short morning game drive while we exit the park, Scenic drive through Namibia
Distance: 640 km

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Days 15 – 16: Okavango Delta, Botswana

We embark on a brief drive to the Pan Handle, from where we will climb aboard a motor-boat and be carried through to the core of the Okavango Delta. When we are in the Delta, we journey further by means of mokoro (traditional dug-out canoes) to reach our isolated campsite. This is truly a natural wonderland and a massive range of wildlife will be seen here, in their natural habitats. We will spend two evenings here in the wilderness and exploring this incredible area by foot or on a mokoro.

Meals: Breakfast X2, Lunch X2, Dinner X2
Accommodation: Private Island – tented units with twin beds
Included Highlights: Motorboat transfer into the Okavango Delta, Guided game walks, Mokoro trips in the Delta, Sunset cruise
Optional Activities: Scenic Helicopter Flight over Delta
Distance: 100 km

2020 Itinerary Change: Motorboat transfer into the Delta and the Sunset cruise are no longer included highlights in 2020. 

Day 17: Maun, Botswana

Today we embark on a mokoro and boat transfer across the Pan-Handle that returns us to our vehicle. We then journey through the Kalahari to our lodge in Maun, where we unwind for the afternoon near the swimming pool.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Maun Lodge – tented units with twin beds
Included Highlights: Private Tented Lodge on the banks of the Boteti River
Distance: 354 km

Day 18: Makgadikgadi Pans, Botswana

Following a leisurely morning lazing by the swimming pool and enjoying a midday brunch we set off east to the enormous Makgadikgadi Salt Pans. The area may look stark, but there is plenty of birdlife and other animals that have made the desert their home. Without leaving a trace we travel to a remote area and enjoy the serenity of the area. We will spend the night at a fully-serviced campsite which will meet your personal needs.

This is the perfect spot for star-gazing as their is no artificial light and our guides have a thorough knowledge of the stars. If the area is inaccessible for any reason we will organise alternative accommodation.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Elephant Sands Lodge
Included Highlights: Makgadikgadi Salt pans
Distance: 320 km

Day 19: Kasane – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Travelling north we head to the world famous Chobe National Park home to large amounts of elephants. We take a boat cruise in the afternoon along the river before crossing the border and heading for the highlight of our trip – Victoria Falls. We stay in the lovely Greenfire Victoria Falls Lodge while you take in the sight of the Falls and on one evening we will enjoy a true South African ‘braai’.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Greenfire Victoria Falls Lodge
Included Highlights: Chobe Boat Cruise
Distance: 320 km

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Day 20: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

We are awoken in the early morning to explore Victoria Falls, the ‘Adventure Capital of Africa’.  The tour ends after breakfast. There are plenty of activities available here, including white water rafting, bungee jumping from an astounding height of 111 metres, aircraft flips and more.

Meals: Breakfast
Included Highlights: Entry into Victoria Falls National Park

There is an option of extending your stay and another night in Victoria Falls (speak to your consultant).

Onward Travel Plans

Due to on the road variable beyond our control (such as border crossings, traffic, delays, etc) on the tours. The end time on the last day can’t be guaranteed and therefore we strongly recommend you stay the night and fly out the next day. Please consult with your booking consultant.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Batteries can be charged from a 220 volt source on night 1, 2, 9, 10, 20
  • There is a central charging point on night 5, 13, 14, 17, 18
  • Currency exchange opportunities on tour: Arrival at Cape Town Airport, 3, 10, 17, 19
  • Limited Laundry facilities on Days: 7, 13 – 14, 16 – 18 (Essential washing only)
  • Limited Laundry facilities on day: 10, 20 (Essential washing only)
  • Internet facilities: Pre night in Cape Town, Day 10, 17

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