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36 Day Cape Town to Victoria Falls and Mozambique Beaches Tour

36 Day Cape Town to Victoria Falls and Mozambique Overland Adventure, a wonderful route to tour if you are looking for the best of Southern Africa.

An action-packed adventure through diverse landscapes. Experience them all by a range of exhilarating adventure activities that will pump you full of African adrenaline. Come and experience the most popular overland route which starts in Cape Town travels up through Namibia, Botswana before travelling down to Mozambique and ends in Johannesburg.

R35,250

+ Single Supplement (Optional) ZAR 3420

+ Optional Activity Package ZAR 11070


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Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique
Starts Cape Town
Ends Johannesburg
Group Size Max 20
Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older
 

 

36 Day Cape Town to Victoria Falls and Mozambique Beaches Tour Tour Overview

Departing from Cape Town
Ends in
Johannesburg

This is an action-packed Cape Town to Mozambique via Victoria Falls Adventure through diverse landscapes. Experience them all by a range of exhilarating adventure activities that will pump you full of African adrenaline. Come and experience the most popular overland route which starts in Cape Town travels up through Namibia, Botswana before travelling down to Mozambique and ends in Johannesburg.

Included

  • Meals - 33 Breakfast, 26 Lunch, 26 Dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Registered guides
  • Transport

Excluded

  • All items of a personal nature
  • Alcohol
  • Soft Drinks
  • Bottled Water
  • Snacks
  • Souvenirs
  • Tips
  • Optional activities
  • Activity Package

SKU: CAS0436
 

36 Day Cape Town to Victoria Falls and Mozambique Beaches Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Cape Town – Cederberg Mountain Region, South Africa

We depart from Cape Town and are given one last opportunity to stop in Table View to take in the exquisite view of the iconic Table Mountain. On our way we will be treated to a delicious wine tasting. Upon arrival at our lodging for the evening, we are given a full briefing of our tour by our resident guides.

The Cederberg Mountains and nature reserve are situated nearby Clan Willliam. They were named after the endangered ancient Clanwilliam Cedar trees which are indigenous to the area, growing up to heights of over 1500 metres. The mountains spread up to 50 kilometres both north and south, and up to 20 kilometres both east and west with the highest summit within the range being Sneeuberg at 2028 metres. This region is comprised of intense sandstone rock formations, usually various shades of red in colour. The Cederberg Wilderness Area is renowned for containing incredible ancient San rock art. It is also well-known for the discovery of significant fossils, specifically within recent years. These fossils are of primitive fish and can be dated back almost 450 million years to the Ordovician Period.

Accommodation: Camp:  Marcuskraal Campsite
Facilities: Campsite with Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Cape Town to Citrusdal ±195 km
Activity Package: Wine tasting & traditional dinner

Cape Town

Day 2

Namaqualand – Gariep (Orange) River , South Africa

We wake up early in the morning and travel northwards via the detached town of Springbok, renowned for its diamonds, copper and spring flowers. We then continue to our camp situated next to the border of Namibia. The camping site is located on the riverbank that forms a natural divider between South Africa and Namibia.

Accommodation: Camp: Fiddlers Creek Campsite
Facilities: Campsite with Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route: Citrusdal to Vioolsdrift ±509 km
Included Highlight: Spring Wild Flowers (Seasonal July – September)

Day 3

Namibia – Gariep (Orange) River – Fish River Canyon, South Africa

In the morning we have the opportunity to view the wonderful river valley by canoe or just to unwind at the camping site. We will have lunch and afterwards we cross the border, driving into the Fish River Canyon. Before dinner is had at sunset, you can participate on a hike to enjoy the scenery. This is also a fantastic chance to take some gorgeous photos.

Accommodation: Camp: Hobas Campsite
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Orange/Gariep River to Fish River Canyon ±180 km
Included Highlight: Scenic walk along the rim of Fish River Canyon
Optional Activity: Half Day Canoe Adventure (Min 4 pax)
Border Post: South Africa: Vioolsdrift, Tel: +27 (27) 277 618 760, Open 24 hours Namibia: Noordoewer, Tel: +264 (0) 63 297 122, Open 24 hours

Day 4

Namib – Naukluft National Park, Namibia

Today we reach the Namib-Naukluft National Park after a long day of travelling. After setting up our campsite, this evening you get the opportunity to enjoy the African night sky and beautiful silence of the Namib Desert.

Accommodation: Camp: Sesriem campsite
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Fish River Canyon to Namib-Naukluft Park ±520 km

Day 5

Sossusvlei Dunes – Namib-Naukluft National Park, Namibia

We will wake up really early in the morning to prepare for a hike up Dune 45 to marvel at the sunrise. After our hike, we will have the opportunity to visit Sossusvlei. In the end of the morning we meet a local expert who will guide us on our hike and will tell us stories about the exceptional desert ecosystem and how the Bushmen survived in these harsh desert conditions.

Accommodation: Camp: Desert Shelter Cha-re
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Namib-Naukluft NP – Naukluft Area
Included Highlight: Sunrise hike up Dune 45, 4×4 shuttle to Sossusvlei / Deadvlei, Walk into Sesriem Canyon
Activity Package: Guided desert walk with local expert

Sossusvle dunes

Day 6

Swakopmund, Namibia

We will have a short break to take some photographs while passing through the Tropic of Capricorn. We drive onto Namibia’s Atlantic shoreline and the adventure capital, Swakopmund. Often flamingos can be spotted at the Walvis Bay lagoon, just before we reach Swakopmund. Briefed on the variety of Optional Activities available here and then it is time to discover the town before dinner time.

Accommodation: Camp: Two Per Room: Amampuri
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route: Naukluft Area to Swakopmund
Included Highlight: Tropic of Capricorn, Walvis Bay Lagoon
Optional Activity: Dinner Out Swakopmund

Day 7

Swakopmund, Namibia

Today is free to explore the many adrenalin packed activities in Swakopmund. Take a walk around and enjoy a delicious lunch if you are not participating in the activities.

Accommodation: Camp: Two Per Room: Amampuri
Facilities:En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Optional Activities: Dolphin cruise, Skydiving, sandboarding, Quad biking, Dinner Out

Day 8

Spitzkoppe, Namibia

Leaving the shore, we will travel towards the dry scenery to Spitzkoppe Hill. The tremendous marble monoliths control the otherwise flat scenery. We will set up our campsite on the plateau. In the afternoon, our tour guide will take us on a hike to explore the unique stone structures. The adrenalin seekers among us may want to try climbing up the mountain behind our campsite for some stunning views of the landscape.

Accommodation: Bush Camp: Spitzkoppe Community Campsite
Facilities: Campsite with Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Swakopmund to Spitzkoppe ±80 km
Included Highlight: Visit and explore Spitzkoppe with a local guide

Day 9

Himba Tribes – Outjo, Namibia

After some day discovery, we continue north towards Kamanjab. Today we will be able to experience life within a Himba group. The Himba are pastoral individuals and primarily reproduce livestock or goats. They are quickly recognisable by their unique outfit designs. The Himba have been incredibly persistent about maintaining the origins of their lifestyle, but they are also very curious about guests visiting their homes. We make our way to our campsite for the evening in preparation for our time in the Etosha National Park

Accommodation: Camp: Etotongwo
Facilities: Campsite with Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Spitzkoppe to Outjo ±340 km
Activity Package: Himba Tribe Visit

Day 10

Etosha National Park, Namibia

Making our way to Etosha National Park, we are treated to incredible views of the vast landscapes as well as game viewing from our truck during our game drives. We spend the night at a camp located inside of the park, where we can relax at their beautiful floodlit waterholes and watch animals visit for an evening drink during the night. For those wanting to partake in an optional game drive this evening may do so.

Accommodation: Camp: Okaukuejo OR Namutoni OR  Halali
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Outjo to Etosha National Park ±170 km
Included Highlight: Afternoon game drive in truck
Optional Activity: Etosha Night Drive

Etosha National Park

Day 11

Etosha National Park, Namibia

Etosha is the location for some of the most exclusive action viewing encounters in Africa, giving you a chance to witness the normally hidden creatures in this wonderful environment. We will go on several game drives and spend our nights at the numerous waterholes for some fantastic photographs!

Accommodation: Camp: Namutoni OR Okaukuejo OR Halali
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Included Highlight: Full day game drive in truck
Optional Activity Etosha Night Drive

Day 12

Windhoek, Namibia

After an early morning game drive, we set off towards Windhoek, the Capital of Namibia. On the way we stop at a well-known craft market where you can negotiate for hand-crafted presents to take home. Windhoek is not only the capital; it is also the economic centre of Namibia. After our arrival in Windhoek our guide will take us on a brief walk through the city centre. Be sure to try out the famous Joe’s Beer House for an interesting food experience!

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Heja Game Lodge
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Etosha National Park to Windhoek  ±450 km
Included Highlight: Craft market stop en-route, walk through Windhoek with your guide
Optional Activity: Dinner at Local Restaurant

Day 13

Botswana – Ghanzi, Botswana

We will wake up early in the morning and cross the border into Botswana after which we will travel towards Ghanzi. After settling down, we meet with a local Bushman (San) community and experience some traditional tribal dancing.

Accommodation: Camp: Ghanzi Trail Blazers or  Dqae Qare San Lodge
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Windhoek to Ghanzi ±520 km
Included Highlight: San Tribal dance in evening
Border Post: Namibia: Buitepos, Tel: +264 62 560401, Open: 07h00-24h00 Botswana: Mamanu, Tel: +267 (0) 659 2013/2064, Open: 07h00-24h00

Day 14

Gateway to the Delta, Namibia

Enjoy a last optional walk this morning with a San guide before we journey north towards the banks of the Okavango River where we will begin our Okavango Delta excursion. You will be briefed on how to prepare for the Delta excursion.

Please note: If you don’t purchase the Activity Package you will stay at the campsite for the following 2 nights.

Accommodation: Camp: Swamp Stop
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Ghanzi to Etsha 13 area
Optional Activity: San walk/ Scenic flight over the Okavango Delta

 

Day 15 - 16

Okavango Delta, Namibia

We begin our Okavango Delta excursion today. This could be the most picturesque and relaxing of experiences. This unique ecosystem allows you to see the annual flood waters of the river. The water levels are completely dependant on the season being the main cause that adds character to the incredible Delta.

We spend the following day enjoying the variety of activities on offer at the Delta such as Mokoro rides and nature walks

Note: Activities may vary depending on water levels

 

Accommodation: Camp: Nguma Island Lodge (Okavango Delta Excursion)
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Activity Package: Okavango Delta Excursion (camping)

For more information on the Okavango Delta Excursion please click here

Okavango Delta

Day 17

Okavango Delta – Caprivi Region, Namibia

After our stay in the Okavango Delta, we will travel to the border and re-enter Namibia.  Making our way through the Caprivi Strip, we spend most of the day passing through Game Parks with the hopes of spotting something interesting. We spend the evening preparing for our following  day in the Chobe National Park .

Accommodation: Camp: Rainbow River Lodge OR Camp Chobe
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Okavango Delta to Caprivi Region ±160 km
Border Post: Namibia: Mohembo Border, Divundi/Bangani, Zambezi (Caprivi), 33km or 40min SE of Divundu, Kavango, Namibia, Tel +264(0)66 259 902, Open: 06:00-18:00 (GMT+2)

 

Day 18

Chobe National Park, Botswana

Travelling through the Caprivi Strip, we make our way onto Kasane this morning and later in the day we enjoy a relaxing sunset boat cruise on the Chobe River

Accommodation: Camp: Thebe River Safaris
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Caprivi Region to Kasane  ±435 km
Activity Package: Chobe National Park Game Drive, Chobe National Park boat cruise
Border Post: Namibia: Ngoma Border, B8, In Ngoma, Zambezi (Caprivi), +264(0)66 250 601 Open: 07:00-18:00 (GMT+2)

Day 19 - 20

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Rising early today, we enjoy a game drive through the park before making our way to Victoria Falls town. After the game drive we pack up and make our way to the Victoria Falls town, here we have some time to prepare our activities for the following day, before visiting the incredible Victoria Falls and experiencing the thunderous and powerful Zambezi. Majority of our group will spend the next day white water rafting (a thrill not to be missed!), however there are various alternatives offered by Victoria Falls, such as a walk with lions or a bungee jump from the bridge that merges Zimbabwe and Zambia.

At 1700 metres wide and 108 metres high, Victoria Falls is said to be the biggest falls in the world. According to popular beliefs, Scottish explorer David Livingstone was the very first European to stand witness to the mighty Victoria Falls and wrote: “It has never been seen before by European eyes, but scenes so wonderful must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight.” The local name of Mosi-oa-Tunya, meaning ‘the smoke that thunders’, is used as the official name in Zambia.  Because of its enormous power and size, the Falls are embellished with countless mythologies. It is believed by the local Tonga people of Zambezi that a river god, Nyaminyami, lives in the water in the shape of a gigantic snake.

The Zambezi River flooded thrice when the Kariba Dam was constructed in the 1950s, causing numerous deaths and much devastation. The locals believe that Nyaminyami became angry with the building of the Dam and thus was the entity that caused the horrendous floods. The peculiar form of Victoria Falls allows its entire width to be seen face-on from as near as 60 metres to the Falls due to the Zambezi River dropping into a deep and narrow slot-like fissure connected to a lengthy sequence of ravines. There are very few waterfalls in the world that permit this close of an approach on foot.

The Falls are created by the entire width of the river plummeting in a solitary vertical drop into a 120 metre wide chasm, whittled by the cascading waters along a breakage area in the basalt plateau. The chasm called the First Gorge varies from 80 metres deep at its west end to 108 metres in its centre. The only opening to the First Gorge is though a gap 110 metres wide, approximately two-thirds of the way across the width of the Falls from the western end, through which the entire volume of the river spills into the gorges of the Victoria Falls. Two islands, Boaruka and Livingstone, are situated on the peak of the Falls. They are big enough to divide the sheet of water, even at full flood. At less than full flood, other islands perform the task of dividing the curtain of water into dispersed parallel streams. The main streams are known as Leaping Water, Devil’s Cataract, Main Falls, Rainbow Falls (the tallest) and the Eastern Cataract.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Victoria Falls Rainbow Hotel
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Kasane to Victoria Falls ±100 km
Activity Package:Victoria Falls National Park Entry
Optional Activity: Dinner Out Victoria Falls, Whitewater Rafting, Canoe Trips, Game Drives and many more
Border Post Botswana: Kazangula Road, Tel: +267 62 50320 / Open: 06h00-20h00 Zimbabwe: Kzangula Road, Open: 06h00-20h00

Victoria Falls

Day 21

Victoria Falls to Palapye / Martinsdrift, Botswana

An early departure from Victoria Falls, we drive south through Botswana to Palapye, or commonly knows as Martinsdrift. Camp this evening is at a lively campsite

Accommodation Two Per Room: Camp Itumela
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offe
Route: Victoria Falls to Francistown ±560 km
Border Post: Zimbabwe: Kazangula Road, Open: 06h00-18h00 Botswana: Kazangula Road, +267 625-0320/1303, Open: 06h00-20h00

Day 22

Palapye / Martinsdrift to Johannesburg, South Africa

Another early departure, we enter into South Africa by crossing the border and enjoy a picturesque drive to Johannesburg, Belvedere Estate. Travellers have the chance to enjoy a delicious cultural braai served by the estate – This is optional and would have to be booked through your guide.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Belvedere Estate
Facilities: Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Palapye to Johannesburg ±560 km
Optional Activity Dinner Out Belvedere Estate
Border Post: Botswana: Martinsdrift, Tel: +267 4940 254, Open: 08h00-18h00. South Africa: Groblersbrug, Tel: +27 (0) 14 767 1019, Open: 08h00-18h00.

Day 23

Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa

We start the tour heading towards the world-renowned Kruger National Park where we seek out Africa’s Big 5 (lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and buffalo). The following three evenings are spent in this incredible area, taking in the beautiful wilderness of Africa.

Accommodation: Camp  Nkambeni Reserve
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Johannesburg to Greater Kruger National Park ±480 km
Optional Activity: Sundowner game drive

Day 24

Kruger National Park, South Africa

The Kruger National Park is the most well-known nature conservation region in the world. Educational morning game walks and evening drives led by a ranger are available as an optional extra. We will enjoy the day in Kruger National Park searching for wildlife where you will also have the opportunity to experience Kruger in an optional 4×4 safari vehicle. For those not taking part in the 4×4 game drive, you will have the pleasure of enjoying a game drive through the park in one of the trucks.

Formed in 1898 to guard the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this National Park of almost two million hectares is unmatched in the variety of wildlife it boasts. The Kruger Park is also a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies. About 145 mammal species, including the big Five, more than 500 bird species, some of which cannot be located anywhere else in South Africa, and 336 tree species can be found in the Kruger National Park. When the very first tourist vehicles drove through the Park in 1927, they created their own camps in thorn-bush enclosures and were required to be armed with weapons in order to guard themselves from predators. During WWII, the Park was closed to the public and was then opened again in 1946, but under new management. Currently the Park is one of the most renowned safari destinations in the world with all the facilities you could expect from a top-notch holiday destination. However, it has thankfully maintained its wild, untouched environment that allows you to experience true Africa.

Note: The full day 4×4 game drive may take place the following day

Accommodation: Camp: Nkambeni Reserve
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Nkambeni to Kruger National Park ±95km
Included Highlight: Afternoon game drive in truck (For non-Activity Package clients)
Activity Package: Full day 4×4 Game Drive Kruger National Park
Optional Activity: Evening Game Drive

Day 25

Kruger National Park, South Africa

Today we journey along the Panorama Route, making a stop at the beautiful Blyde River Canyon and the incredible Bourke’s Luck Potholes. Enjoy an optional evening game drive before leaving the Kruger National Park the following day.

The Panoramic Route found in Mpumalanga follows the rim of the Blyde River Canyon and encompasses some awe-inspiring views of the majestic Three Rondavels, Bourke’s Luck Pothole and the Pinnacle. Blyde River Canyon is the third biggest canyon in the world and acquired its name in 1840, with ‘blyde’ meaning ‘joyful’, from the Voortrekkers who passed through en route to Lorenzo Marques, which is now famously known as Mozambique. It is one of the most magnificent canyons in all of Africa, with cliffs towering up to 800 metres high. Perhaps the finest view in the entirety of the Blyde River Canyon is that of the Three Rondavels – three enormous rock spirals jutting out of the distant wall of the canyon. Their summits look like the rounded roofs of huts, which is where they got their name. They are each individually named too, one after each of the Swazi Chief Maripi’s wives. From lowest to highest, they are named Magabolle, Mogoladikwe and Maserote.

Accommodation: Camp Nkambeni Reserve
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Included Highlight: Bourke’s Luck Potholes, Blyde River Canyon, God’s Window
Optional Activities: Morning Bush Walk, Evening Game Drive

Day 26

Swaziland, South Africa

Today we will have our final game drive through Kruger, before we head towards Swaziland and make our way into Hlane Royal National Park – an enormous nature reserve that houses lion, elephant and white rhino, to name a few.

The smallest country in the southern hemisphere and one of the remaining monarchies in Africa, the Kingdom of Swaziland has been independent from the Commonwealth since the year 1968. Swaziland is ruled by a King who is appointed in accordance with Swazi tradition, and if he is not able to fulfil his duties for whatsoever reason, the Queen Mother will then take over as ruling party. In the 1980s, this small country made international headlines when it was ruled by two Queens, one after the other. After the passing of King Sobhuza II, the Queen Dzeliwe Shongwe reigned from 1982-1983, and just a few months later, Ntombi Twala rose as the country’s second female Head of State since the country’s independence. Swaziland is surrounded on all sides by South Africa with the exception of 100 kilometres of border with Mozambique in the east, making it a landlocked country. Its natural resources are used sustainably and regardless of the size of the country, it contains some of the finest game reserves and national parks in southern Africa. Animals such as elephant, lion and rhino have been restored to the region after their disappearance that occurred due to hunting. It is renowned for its stunning, abundant bird life.

Accommodation: Camp: Hlane  or Mbuluzi Game Reserve
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Route: Kruger NP to Swaziland ±310 km
Border Post: South Africa: Mananga, Tel: +27 (0) 13 793 7075 Open: 07h00-18h00 Swaziland: Mananga, Tel: +268 323 2137, Open: 07h00-18h00

Day 27

Umphakatsi Experience – Swaziland

Enjoy a cultural experience in the Hlane Umphakatsi village this morning. Later in the afternoon there are optional activities available in Hlane.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Hlane or Mbuluzi Game Reserve
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Included Highlight: Umphakatsi Cultural Experience
Optional Activity: Sunrise Game Drive in Hlane Royal National Park

Day 28

Maputo – Mozambique

Today we make our way to Maputo, Mozambique’s capital and biggest city. Our accommodation for the evening will be in the city, and we will enjoy a lovely dinner out. A hub to the Indian Ocean, its economy is focused around the harbour. There is much to do and see here. The city is encircled by the province of Maputo, but is administrated as its own province. The city is located on the west side of the Maputo Bay, at the Tembe River mouth.

There are two beautiful islands, Inhance and Portuguese Island, that are situated just off Maputo’s coast. Under the influence of the Portuguese, Maputo transformed into one of the most gorgeous and trendy cities with a remarkable skyline of high buildings and a multicultural Portuguese/African atmosphere. Areas such as the Polana Hotel bustled with the chatting of socialites and nightclubs pumped music until the early hours of the morning. However, the Civil War during the 1970s and 1980s altered all of this. When peace eventually arrived, the once proud city was in ruins. Countless immigrants filled the buildings, litter was strewn all over the streets and primary services such as electricity, water and garbage collection were out of commission. Presently, the city is slowly being restored to its previous state. The elite can once more be found in the five-star Polana Hotel with its fantastic view overlooking the harbour, its tea gardens and its antique Victorian elevator.

There are various historical sites and buildings to visit here. Maputo’s most significant landmark is the Fort of Nossa Senhora da Conceiao (Our Lady of Conception) which was the centre of the original settlement. Another magnificent structure is the Central Railway Station, a massive building that appears as more of a palace for kings and queens rather than a transport hub for commuters. There are also some fantastic restaurants where you can indulge in tasty local beers and sumptuous fresh prawns.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Southern Sun Maputo
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Included Highlight: Explore Maputo on foot (self-guided walk)
Optional Activities: Dinner Out Maputo
Border Post: Swaziland: Lomahasha, Tel: +268 323 6026, Open: 07h00-20h00 Mozambique: Namaacha, Tel: not available, Open: 07h00-20h00

Day 29

Inhambane – Barra Beach, Mozambique

Today we journey through the dense coconut plantations to Inhambane, an old, Portuguese settlement. This coastal area is very refreshing and contains amazing beaches. There are various Optional Activities in which to take part in, ranging from fishing to horse riding. The following three nights accommodation are spent at the beach.

Accommodation: Two Per Room:  Bay View Lodge
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route: Maputo to Inhambane ±469 km
Included Highlight: Traditional Mozambique Dinner

Day 30 - 31

Inhambane, Mozambique

The following two days can be spent unwinding on the pristine beaches or pay a visit to some of Africa’s most incredible diving and snorkelling areas. Your guide will take you on a drive to Tofo where you are free to enjoy the local market and seaside villages. In your free time make sure you join in on the optional activities available.

Accommodation: Two Per Room:  Bay View Lodge
Facilities: En-suites, Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Optional Activity: Snorkelling, Ocean Safari
Included Highlight: Visit to Tofo

Day 32

Vilanculos, Mozambique

The Bazaruto Archipelago is Mozambique’s leading tourist destination. It is a guarded area containing spectacular sea life, with snorkelling in the reefs being one of the finest ways to enjoy it. En route to Vilanculos we will make a stop at a local craft market to shop for souvenirs and curios. Arriving in the latee afternoon, once settled in we will be briefed with the following days activity.

Vilanculos is a coastal town located in Mozambique, situated in the Vilanculos District in the province of Inambane. Vilanculos was named after Gamala Vilankulo Mukoke, a local tribal chief, and some of the suburbs (bairros) are named after his sons. The town has been developing rapidly over the past decade and has received large amounts of investment into its tourism infrastructure. It is the gateway to the Bazaruto Archipelago and dhows (local boats) often journey between the town and the Archipelago. The town itself is only 5 kilometres in length and contains various market, shops and other conveniences.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Golden Sands
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route: Inhambane to Vilanculos ±300 km
Included Highlight: Explore Inhambane on foot (self-guided walk)

Day 33

Bazaruto Excursion, Mozambique

The Bazaruto trip takes place on a traditional dhow. We glide out to the islands where we have the chance to snorkel, swim and unwind during the day. The Bazaruto is one of Southern Africa’s biggest marine parks. We depart from Vilanculos in the morning on a speedboat and will head back to the mainland after lunch to get ready for our sunset cruise on the traditional sailing vessel, the dhow.

Note: In the event of adverse weather conditions, we will visit Magaruque Island instead of Bazaruto Island.

The Archipelago was established as a National Park in the year 1971. It is comprised of six islands, the four primary being Bazaruto, Benguerra, Magaruque and Santa Carolina, or ‘paradise island’. The islands were created by sand deposits from the Limpopo River which has since changed its route. The three bigger islands formed part of a vast sand-pit peninsula that was once joined to the mainland, but has since parted as the continent sank into the Indian Ocean over the past millennia. Only Santa Carolina is a genuine Rock Island and is therefore encircled by deeper water than the rest. Because of their protected status, the Archipelago is an untouched gem that hosts over 180 species of bird life, butterflies and even suni Antelope.

The islands are covered by massive sand dunes and freshwater lakes which are home to crocodiles and are the nesting ground for stunning black-winged flamingos. The beautiful coral reefs that encircle the islands contain more than 2,000 fish species as well as whale and dolphin. A wide range of coral forms ideal diving spots, regarded as some of the finest locations in the world. The five types of turtle living in the Indian Ocean can all be found here, using the pristine beaches as their grounds for breeding. Dugong (sea cows), game fish and giant lobster can also be spotted in these guarded reefs. All of the islands sustain many traditional fishermen and their families, majority of whom are not permanent residents and may drift between the Archipelago and the mainland in search of abundant fishing waters.

For over two thousand years, lateen rigged dhows have sailed the Indian Ocean, joining economies and people and forming a cosmopolitan maritime Indian Ocean culture. For ages, Arab shipwrights fashioned boats using sewn construction – sewing the boards together using coconut fibre cord. However, this skill has pretty much disappeared and been replaced by modern nail construction.

Dugongs are the only members of the order Sirenia, from the family Dugongidae. Dugongs are one of the most threatened mammals in Africa and are among the most endangered mammalian species in the Western Indian Ocean. They are located in the Western Indian Ocean with a minimal occurrence on Southern Africa’s east coast. The Bazaruto Archipelago and coast of Mozambique are one of the most crucial environments for dugongs in the Western Indian Ocean. They are only found in certain areas due to their specific living requirements – sea grass meadows growing in shallow, covered lagoons guarded by reefs and islands, in particular. Your best chance at seeing one of these magnificent creatures is in the Archipelago’s sea grass meadows. The primary causes of their disappearance are hunting and unintended entanglement in fishing nets, specifically gill nets. Extrapolation of a recent survey showed an estimated total population of a mere 104 animals still living in the region surrounding the Bazaruto Archipelago.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Golden Sands
Facilities: En-suites Per Room Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered
Activity Package: Bazaruto Day Trip

Day 34

Xai Xai District, Mozambique

We make our way into Mozambique today. Journeying through the picturesque coastal views before reaching the town of Xai Xai. Our accommodation this evening will be at the luxurious Sunset Beach Lodge.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Sunset Beach Lodge
Facilities: Shared Ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route: Bazaruto to Xai Xai District

Day 35

Crocodile River – Mpumalanga Province

Leaving Mozambique we make our way back to South Africa, to the province of Mpumalanga. We visit the Crocodile River which forms the full southern border of the Kruger Park and our accommodation this evening is close to the river. Keep an eye out for the elephants at the river.

Accommodation: Two Per Room: Paradise Creek
Facilities: Shared ablutions Please visit the website of the accommodation provider for a full list of the facilities offered.
Route: Xai Xai Distict to Crocodile River ±310 km
Border Post: Mozambique: Lebombo, Tel: +258 2155 0010, Open: 06h00-18h00 South Africa: Komatipoort, Tel: +27 (013) 793-7201, Open: 06h00-18h00

Day 36

Johannesburg, South Africa

Enjoy a game drive this morning before we will heading back to Johannesburg where our tour will come to an end. Johannesburg has a great nightlife and a lot of excellent restaurants and the group often spend this evening together.

Accommodation Own Arrangements / Post tour accommodation can be booked through us.
Route: Crocodile River Area to Johannesburg ±472 km
Optional Activities: Farwell Braai at Belvedere Estate

Tour Ends

 

36 Day Cape Town to Victoria Falls and Mozambique Beaches Tour Activities

The Activity Package (optional on this trip) includes the following:

  • Wine tasting & traditional dinner ZAR200
  • Guided desert walk with local expert ZAR350
  • Himba Tribe visit ZAR350
  • Okavango Delta excursion ZAR5040
  • Chobe National Park boat cruise ZAR570
  • Chobe National Park game drive ZAR570
  • Vic Falls National Park entry ZAR540
  • Bazaruto Island day excursion ZAR2700
  • 4x4 Game drive in Kruger National Park ZAR750


Other Activities

  • Half Day Canoe Adventure (Min 4 pax) South Africa From ZAR250 to ZAR300
  • Dinner Out Swakopmund Namibia From ZAR80 to ZAR150
  • Dolphin Cruise 4/5hrs incl Transfer and Light Lunch Namibia From ZAR550 to ZAR650
  • Skydiving incl Transfer & Safety Gear Namibia From ZAR2300 to ZAR2600
  • Sandboarding (Stand Up/Lie down ) Namibia From ZAR350 to ZAR550
  • Quadbiking (2 x Hours) Namibia From ZAR600 to ZAR700
  • Dinner at Local Restaurant Namibia From ZAR80 to ZAR150
  • Bushman Walk Botswana From BWP80 to BWP90
  • Tips for Polers – Per Day Per Person Botswana Clients Discretion
  • Photo Safari Botswana From $120 to $360
  • Dinner Out Victoria Falls Zimbabwe From $20 to $50
  • Zambezi Sunset Cruise incl Transfers Zimbabwe From $ 90 to $ 100
  • Bungee Jump Zimbabwe From $ 155 to $ 175
  • Helicopter Flights 12-13 min (3pax min) Zimbabwe From $150 to $175
  • Full Day White Water Rafting (High water/low water) Zimbabwe From $145 to $160
  • Dinner Out Belvedere Estate
  • Evening Game Drive excl Conservation Fees South Africa From ZAR 760 to ZAR800
  • Evening Game Drive – Nkambeni Reserve in open 4×4 South Africa From ZAR 760 to ZAR800
  • Morning Bush Walk excl Conservation Fees South Africa From ZAR420 to ZAR500
  • Evening Game Drive – Nkambeni Reserve South Africa From ZAR 760 to ZAR820
  • Sunrise/Sunset Game Drive (2.5hrs) Swaziland From ZAR 335 to ZAR350
  • Dinner Out Maputo Mozambique From ZAR100 to ZAR200
  • Inhambane Snorkelling Mozambique From MZN650 to MZN750
  • Ocean Safari and Snorkeling (min 6 pax) Mozambique From MZN1500 to MZN1800
  • Dinner at Local Restaurant South Africa From ZAR80 to ZAR150
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36 Day Cape Town to Victoria Falls and Mozambique Beaches Tour Price

R35,250

+ Single Supplement (Optional) ZAR 3420

+ Optional Activity Package ZAR 11070


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R35,250

+ Single Supplement (Optional) ZAR 3420

+ Activity Package (Optional) ZAR 11070

Small Group Departures ZAR 40150

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