African Eagle is one of the major inbound operators in Southern Africa, Eastern Africa and Western Africa, with offices in Johannesburg and Cape Town (South Africa), Windhoek (Namibia), Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe), Nairobi (Kenya), Arusha and Zanzibar (Tanzania), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Dakar (Senegal) and Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire).

We offer tour packages in 14 countries in Africa, including South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zanzibar, Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Senegal, Gambia, Mauritania and other African countries on request.

We operated our first tour in 1993 and have accumulated 28 years of experience as a specialist tour operator. From a dream holiday on a tropical island or in a private game reserve in the heart of the African bush, to the trip of your life to discover the highlights of Africa, our specialist consultants are available to make the best of your travel in Africa. More than 100 000 travellers trust us every year with their African vacations. We would like to have the opportunity to convince you to do the same.

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Rates from USD 2,785.93

Journey starts from: Cape Town airport

Visited countries: South Africa

Visited areas: Cape Town  Johannesburg Kruger Kwazulu Natal Victoria Falls

Itinerary type: For lovers Private Game Reserve

Transport: Self drive

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Day Transfers & visits Meal plan** Overnight Cat.*
1 Meet and Greet • Cape Town City Tour(n) • Table Mountain Aerial Cableway (o)     B B Cape Town area: The Clarendon Fresnaye 4Star
2 Cape of Good Hope National Park(n) • Champagne at Cape of Good Hope(i)(o) • Boulders Beach(n) • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens(n)     B B Cape Town area: The Clarendon Fresnaye 4Star
3 Stellenbosch Orientation(n) • Stellenbosch Village Museum(n)     B B Winelands: River Manor Boutique Hotel 4Star
4 Franschhoek Orientation(n) • Franschhoek Tour with Museum and Memorial(n) • Tram Tour(o)     B B Winelands: River Manor Boutique Hotel 4Star
5 St Lucia Walk(n) • Boat Trip St Lucia Estuary(o)     B B St. Lucia: Lidiko Lodge 4Star
6 Cape Vidal (n) • 4x4 Game Drive (Hluhluwe)(o)     B B Hluhluwe: Leopard Walk Lodge
7 Lavumisa Discover(n) • Swazi Candles(n)     B B Swaziland: Summerfield Botanical Garden 5Star
8 Ngwenya Glass Factory(n) • Piggs Peak Discover(n)     B B Kruger: Oliver`s Restaurant & Lodge 4Star
9 4x4 Afternoon Game Drive L D B B Kruger: Arathusa Safari Lodge 4Star
10 4x4 Morning Game Drive • 4x4 Afternoon Game Drive L D B B Kruger: Arathusa Safari Lodge 4Star
11 4x4 Morning Game Drive • Blyde River Canyon and Potholes(n)   D B B Panorama Route area: Iketla Lodge 4Star
12 Dullstroom(n)     B B Johannesburg area: Hyde Park Guest House 5Star
13 Day Tour: Jo`burg, Soweto and Apartheid Museum FD(o)     B B Johannesburg area: Hyde Park Guest House 5Star
14 Meet and Greet • Transfer • Cruise: Sunset(o)   D B B Victoria Falls: Ilala Lodge 4Star
15 Falls: Zimbabwe Side(o) • Flight: Falls by helicopter(o)   D B B Victoria Falls: Ilala Lodge 4Star
16 Transfer • End of our services        
(o)Transfers, visits and meals followed by the (o) symbol are optionals with rates shown separately.
(n)Suggestions not included in our rates.
*The category shown is not necessarily the official star grading of the hotel as some hotels have no grading. It reflects our opinion on the hotel category according to local standards.
**Included meals: L Lunch, D Dinner, B Accommodation, B Breakfast. Followed by (o) when the meal is optional.

Your Itinerary

Day Transfers & visits
1 Meet and Greet • Cape Town City Tour(n) • Table Mountain Aerial Cableway (o)
2 Cape of Good Hope National Park(n) • Champagne at Cape of Good Hope(i)(o) • Boulders Beach(n) • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens(n)
3 Stellenbosch Orientation(n) • Stellenbosch Village Museum(n)
4 Franschhoek Orientation(n) • Franschhoek Tour with Museum and Memorial(n) • Tram Tour(o)
5 St Lucia Walk(n) • Boat Trip St Lucia Estuary(o)
6 Cape Vidal (n) • 4x4 Game Drive (Hluhluwe)(o)
7 Lavumisa Discover(n) • Swazi Candles(n)
8 Ngwenya Glass Factory(n) • Piggs Peak Discover(n)
9 4x4 Afternoon Game Drive
10 4x4 Morning Game Drive • 4x4 Afternoon Game Drive
11 4x4 Morning Game Drive • Blyde River Canyon and Potholes(n)
12 Dullstroom(n)
13 Day Tour: Jo`burg, Soweto and Apartheid Museum FD(o)
14 Meet and Greet • Transfer • Cruise: Sunset(o)
15 Falls: Zimbabwe Side(o) • Flight: Falls by helicopter(o)
16 Transfer • End of our services
(o)Transfers, visits and meals followed by the (o) symbol are optionals with rates shown separately.
(n)Suggestions not included in our rates.
**Included meals: L Lunch, D Dinner, B Accommodation, B Breakfast. Followed by (o) when the meal is optional.

Overnight

Day Overnight Cat.*
1 Cape Town area: The Clarendon Fresnaye 4Star
2 Cape Town area: The Clarendon Fresnaye 4Star
3 Winelands: River Manor Boutique Hotel 4Star
4 Winelands: River Manor Boutique Hotel 4Star
5 St. Lucia: Lidiko Lodge 4Star
6 Hluhluwe: Leopard Walk Lodge
7 Swaziland: Summerfield Botanical Garden 5Star
8 Kruger: Oliver`s Restaurant & Lodge 4Star
9 Kruger: Arathusa Safari Lodge 4Star
10 Kruger: Arathusa Safari Lodge 4Star
11 Panorama Route area: Iketla Lodge 4Star
12 Johannesburg area: Hyde Park Guest House 5Star
13 Johannesburg area: Hyde Park Guest House 5Star
14 Victoria Falls: Ilala Lodge 4Star
15 Victoria Falls: Ilala Lodge 4Star
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*The category shown is not necessarily the official star grading of the hotel as some hotels have no grading. It reflects our opinion on the hotel category according to local standards.
Travel date: Calendar
D1: Cape Town airport - Cape Town
Meet and Greet • Cape Town City Tour(n) • Table Mountain Aerial Cableway (o)
 -Meet and greet at Cape Town International Airport. This personalised service sees your guide meet you off your flight. While you enjoy a complimentary beverage, our guide will explain your itinerary in detail, give you general advice and information that will help you along your trip. Before handing over your travel documents and escorting you to your onward transportation, our guide will assist you with any queries you may have before you embark on your holiday.
 -Pick up your vehicle Europcar SA Classic Plus Cover Category C (1-6days) at Cape Town airport - Drop Off Cape Town airport (Day 5) - 5 days Special conditions
 -Tour of Cape Town. Also known as the Mother City, Cape Town is a rare cultural gem, resulting from the amalgamation of different nationalities and indigenous tribes. Alongside high-rise office blocks, a harmonious blend of architectural styles has been meticulously preserved, including Edwardian, Victorian and Cape Dutch. Narrow, cobblestone streets and the Islamic character of the Bo-Kaap enhance the cosmopolitan ambiance. During the tour you will see the Castle of Good Hope – this pentagon-shaped fort is the oldest surviving building in South Africa, and the Company's Garden – a large public park, originally Jan van Riebeeck's vegetable garden, which he grew to feed the original colony as early as 1652. The tour of this beautiful city introduces you to a rich culture and history. (n) (n)
 -Marvel at the views of Cape Town from the aerial cableway and plateau on Table Mountain. The Mother City is synonymous with the striking mountain that is flanked by Devil’s Peak to the east and Lion’s Head to the west, providing a dramatic backdrop to the city. Table Mountain holds an unusually rich biodiversity and forms part of the Cape Floral Region, a protected area. Rock hyrax, or dassie as they are locally known, are often seen scampering through the scrub and the views from the summit over Table Bay, Robben Island and the Atlantic seaboard are breathtaking. The cable cars depart every 10 to 15 minutes and rotate 360 degrees as they travel up to 302 metres above sea level, giving passengers panoramic views over the city. Five minutes is all it takes to reach the summit and once there you can marvel at the views, have a bite to eat in the restaurant or do a bit of shopping at the extensive curio shop. The cableway only operates when weather permits. (Optional rates: D1:Table Mountain Aerial Cableway)
 -Overnight: The Clarendon Fresnaye (Standard Room - Bed and Breakfast)
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D2: Cape Town
Cape of Good Hope National Park(n) • Champagne at Cape of Good Hope(i)(o) • Boulders Beach(n) • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens(n)
 -Breakfast
 -Visit the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, recognised globally for its extraordinary land formation, rich and diverse fauna and unique flora. The legendary Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope were key beacons for the early explorers and are the source of many myths and legends. In 1488, Bartholomew Dias named the peninsula the Cape of Storms. King John II of Portugal later gave it its actual name. The Cape of Good Hope is a scenic wonder, where soft white sandy beaches alternate with rugged stretches of rock and breathtaking cliffs. (n) (n)
 -Sip on a glass of sparkling wine at the Cape of Good Hope. Conclude an epic discovery of one of the most notoriously dangerous yet outstandingly beautiful coastlines in the world as you savour South African sparkling wine while perched on the rugged cliffs of Cape Point. Absorb the aromatic scent of the fynbos that surrounds you and listen for the scratching and calls of small wildlife that inhibit the mountainous terrain while watching the mesmerising view of the mighty Atlantic Ocean crashing and frothing below you. (Optional rates: D2:Champagne Cape of Good Hope)
 -Get acquainted with African penguins at Boulders Beach. Named for the large, smooth, round boulders that form this coastline, Boulders Beach is one of the few remaining locations in the country where African penguins are able to roost and nest without interference from humans. While the beach itself is a popular bathing spot, it is equally shared with these black and white marine birds that are frequently seen sunning themselves on the rocks or taking a dive into the coolness of the Atlantic Ocean. The adjacent fynbos area holds their delicate nesting grounds, and raised, fenced walkways allow visitors to enter the area without disturbing the birds. Look for nests hidden in the sand and among the scrubland as breeding pairs carefully nurture and protect their eggs. African penguins are classified as endangered species and Boulders Beach is the only location in the world where humans can get close to these birds in their natural habitat. (n) (n)
 -Discover Cape flora of every variety at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. Delve into the immense wealth of biodiversity as you explore the Fragrance, Medicinal and Water Wise Gardens. Highlights at Kirstenbosch include the Peninsula Garden, containing many of the 2 500 plant species found on the Cape Peninsula, and the Protea Garden with numerous displays of the king protea, South Africa's national flower. The gardens were established in 1913 to promote, conserve and display the extraordinarily rich and diverse flora of southern Africa and today there are over 7 000 species in cultivation. Kirstenbosch is a World Heritage Site, covering 36 hectares set within a 528 hectare estate that contains protected mountainside supporting natural forest and fynbos along with a variety of animals and birds. (n) (n)
 -Overnight: The Clarendon Fresnaye (Standard Room - Bed and Breakfast)
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D3: Cape Town - Winelands
Stellenbosch Orientation(n) • Stellenbosch Village Museum(n)
 -Breakfast
 -Wander through the oak-lined streets of Stellenbosch. Lying at the foot of the Simonsberg mountains and within the grandiose Cape Winelands, Stellenbosch is internationally renowned for its award-winning wines, fantastic restaurants, trendy culture and historic buildings. The town is the perfect place to explore on foot with its many side-walk cafes and buzzy student vibe, owing to the large and prestigious university that is an icon of Stellenbosch culture. Many leading wine estates are found here including Spier, Tokara and Delheim, as well as some of the country’s best restaurants where dining can be an informal al fresco affair or something more elegant and black tie. Art lovers can explore the copious galleries while outdoor enthusiasts have plenty of nature activities available to them at Jonkershoek. (n) (n)
 -Relive history at the Stellenbosch Village Museum. The historic village of Stellenbosch was developed around a Cape Dutch style town and the Stellenbosch Village Museum is composed of four different period houses, each representing the way people lived at that time and a different era in the architectural development of Stellenbosch. The Schreuder House was built in 1707 and depicts a modest pioneer cottage while the Bletterman House is a Cape Dutch H-shaped dwelling and an example of a gabled house from the 18th century. The Grosvernor House is a grand old mansion, whose furniture is indicative of the increasing influence of British taste on local design when neo-classicism was at the height of fashion. End your journey through time at the O.M. Bergh House, reflecting a typical middle-class Stellenbosch home during the mid-1800s. Guests may also stroll through the V.O.C. Kruithuis, the only remaining powder magazine in South Africa. (n) (n)
 -Overnight: River Manor Boutique Hotel (Standard Room - Bed and Breakfast)
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D4: Winelands
Franschhoek Orientation(n) • Franschhoek Tour with Museum and Memorial(n) • Tram Tour(o)
 -Breakfast
 -Orientation tour of Franshhoek. This French corner of the Cape lies in one of the most beautiful wine valleys in the world, just 45 minutes from Cape Town and within half an hour's drive of the Stellenbosch, Paarl, Wellington and Somerset West wine routes. Originally known as the Valley of the Huguenots, a community of French Huguenots were granted land in this valley by the Dutch government of the Cape, after fleeing their homeland when Protestantism was outlawed in France in 1685. Today, many of the wine farms still bear their original French names and most of these farms have beautiful examples of Cape Dutch architecture. (n) (n)
 -Discover the wine producing village of Franschhoek. This charming town lies nestled between steep mountain slopes just outside Cape Town, situated in the heart of the Cape’s wine producing region. It is world-renowned for the excellent wines produced here and it is also regarded as the food and wine capital of South Africa, with its streets lined with many cafes and restaurants. Franschhoek was originally established by French Huguenot settlers in the late 1600s and your tour will include a visit to the Huguenot Memorial Museum, displaying a large number of artefacts that illustrate the early life of the Huguenots, and the beautiful French-inspired Huguenot Monument, dedicated to the cultural influences that the Huguenots brought to the Cape Colony. Enjoy strolling through tree-lined streets and exploring art galleries, organic markets, boutiques and award-winning restaurants. (n) (n)
 -Depart from Franschhoek station and climb aboard a tram for a tour of the Franschhoek wine region. The Franschhoek Valley is home to some of the oldest and most distinguished wine estates in South Africa and is also an area of immense scenic beauty and splendour. The tram tour is one of the best ways to sit back and enjoy the true essence of Franschhoek as you stop at various wine estates to savour wine tasting at your leisure. Depart the tram when the fancy takes you to have lunch, stroll through the vineyards or sample some wines and then simply pick the tram or bus up again when you are done. The open-sided tram takes passengers right into the heart of the Franschhoek Valley, with a narration focusing on the history of village and wine cultivation. (Optional rates: D3:Franschhoek Wine Tram)
 -Overnight: River Manor Boutique Hotel (Standard Room - Bed and Breakfast)
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D5: Winelands - St. Lucia
St Lucia Walk(n) • Boat Trip St Lucia Estuary(o)
 -Breakfast
 -Flight CapeTown - Johannesburg (Economy Class) (Optional rates: D4:Flight Cape Town-Durban)
 -Pick up your vehicle Europcar SA Classic Plus Cover Category M(7-13days) at Durban airport - Drop Off Johannesburg OR Tambo (Day 14) - 9 days Special conditions
 -Travel to St. Lucia
 -Take a walk through St.Lucia. A small, picturesque town which is an enclave within the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park. It is the only village located within a nature reserve and is your gateway to this natural wonder. There are many quaint restaurants, shops and pubs along St. Lucia's main street. With street names such as Hornbill Street, Pelican Street, Dolphin Avenue and Tuna Avenue, you are left in no doubt as to where the loyalties of this quaint little town lies. Conservation is a high priority in St. Lucia with tourism being the main source of income for many of the local people. (n) (n)
 -Boat cruise on the Lake Saint Lucia Estuary. Situated within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, the Lake Saint Lucia Estuary is a designated World Heritage Site that offers some of the most extraordinary waterscapes in the world. The network of coastal lakes, dunes, subtropical forests, swamps and wetland systems provides a haven for indigenous flora and fauna and the area is particularly popular with bird lovers. The Saint Lucia Estuary is one of the largest in Africa and this amazing mass of water is home to approximately 800 hippos and over 1 000 Nile crocodiles. Wildlife such as antelope and zebra graze its shores and birdlife is prolific with over 500 resident species including large flocks of pelicans, flamingos and ducks. (Optional rates: D5: St Lucia Boat Cruise)
 -Overnight: Lidiko Lodge (Standard Room - Bed and Breakfast)
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D6: St. Lucia - Hluhluwe
Cape Vidal (n) • 4x4 Game Drive (Hluhluwe)(o)
 -Breakfast
 -Drive in your vehicle through the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, South Africa's first World Heritage Site, to reach the remote bay of Cape Vidal. With access to the eastern shores of Lake St Lucia where a variety of game can be found, and long stretches of sheltered beaches along the Indian Ocean, Cape Vidal offers the best of beach and bush. Along the drive you could encounter buffalo, reedbuck and other antelope, while the lake is teeming with hippos and crocodiles. Stroll along the shoreline where you could spot humpback whales if you're visiting between May and November, and explore the dense coastal forests with your guide to observe hundreds of different types of birds. Remember to pack good walking shoes. (n)
 -Three-hour 4x4 game drive in the Hluhluwe Game Reserve. This 96 000 hectare reserve is the oldest proclaimed game reserve in Africa and boasts a wealth of wildlife, including the Big Five and the endangered African wild dog. Your safari will explore the northern side of the park, a scenic, hilly area with patches of dense bush. The reserve is well known for its black and white rhino conservation efforts and there are currently approximately 1 500 white rhino and 360 black rhino in Hluhluwe. The area is also well stocked with a variety of antelope species, including kudu, impala, waterbuck, bushbuck and nyala. This picturesque reserve has a number of excellent viewing hides that overlook the watering holes, allowing visitors the opportunity of close up wildlife viewing. (Optional rates: D6: 4x4 Safari in Hluhluwe Park)
 -Overnight: Leopard Walk Lodge (Secrets Of the Forest B bed and Breakfast)
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D7: Hluhluwe - Swaziland
Lavumisa Discover(n) • Swazi Candles(n)
 -Breakfast
 -Admire the contrasting landscape of Lavumisa while traversing Swaziland. This tiny, independent country is locked between the provinces of Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, and Mozambique. The plains in the south-western part of Swaziland contrast sharply with the mountainous landscapes of the north and here you will discover lush sugarcane fields alternating with bush savannah dotted with Swazi kraals. Near the southern border post of Lavumisa, the Lubombo Mountains loom majestically in the near distance. This sweeping mountain range covers practically the entire eastern side of the country and forms the natural border between Swaziland and Mozambique. (n) (n)
 -Wax lyrical about the Swazi candlemakers at Malkerns. From its humble beginnings in an old cowshed the Swazi Candle Factory today exports beautiful candles throughout the world and holds the esteemed reputation of producing an amazing assortment of handcrafted wax wares. On any given weekday you will be able to view the approximately 200 craftspeople as they go about the process of moulding the pigmented wax into fascinating shapes and sizes, ranging from traditional shaped candles to African animal forms. Each candle is hand-finished, meaning that no two candles will ever look exactly the same. Swazi Candles is one of the most famous handicraft outlets in southern Africa and a favourite stop for visitors looking for gifts and souvenirs to take home. (n) (n)
 -Overnight: Summerfield Botanical Garden (Executive Suite - Bed and Breakfast)
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D8: Swaziland - Kruger
Ngwenya Glass Factory(n) • Piggs Peak Discover(n)
 -Breakfast
 -Travel to Kruger
 -Admire glass-masters at work at the Ngwenya Glass Factory. This glass blowing factory forms the central hub of an arts and craft village in Swaziland where visitors can watch craftsmen at work as they shape and mould molten glass into a variety of gorgeous pieces. The factory makes use of approximately 500 kg of recycled glass a day that is crushed down and then melted in a furnace before the upcycle process begins and the hot glass lava is transformed into new and beautiful shapes. As part of Ngwenya’s social upliftment programme, community members ranging from school children to adults are encouraged to collect discarded glass objects and bring them to the factory in return for payment. The village is also home to numerous other arts and crafts outlets, restaurants, cafes and a children’s playground area, making for an ideal family outing. (n) (n)
 -Traverse the mountains towards Piggs Peak. Tucked away in the north western corner of Swaziland, Piggs Peak is a region once made famous for its spectacular gold mining and now an important supplier of timber. The beautiful mountainous landscape has led to the area often being referred to as the ‘Switzerland of Africa’, filled with sparkling waterfalls, three of the highest peaks in the Kingdom of Swaziland, Bushmen paintings, nature reserves and picturesque indigenous bushland. The town itself is filled with colourful African art and craft shops while slightly further afield you will find the historic Bulembu village, Emlembe, the highest mountain in Swaziland and the Maguga Dam. (n) (n)
 -Overnight: Oliver`s Restaurant & Lodge (Standard Exclusive Room - Bed and Breakfast)
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D9: Kruger
4x4 Afternoon Game Drive
 -Breakfast
 -Arrival at Sabi Sand Game Reserve. This world-renowned private reserve is the oldest in the country and considered a premier location for wildlife viewing. Covering 650 square kilometre of pristine and ancient landscape, visitors are treated to exceptional animal encounters that put you in touch with the pulse of wild Africa. Sabi Sand is home to the Big Five and shares an unfenced border with the Kruger National Park, giving access to all the highlights of the Kruger within a more concentrated and private environment. Free-roaming wildlife abounds and there are over 200 indigenous species of game in the reserve as well as a vast assortment of birds. Days begin with refreshing early morning game drives, while evenings take you in search of nocturnal predators before dining under star-studded skies. All game drives are accompanied by professional rangers and there are numerous other daily activities to keep you entertained. (Game drive(s) included in your package as per program below.)
 -Lunch: Arathusa Safari Lodge
 -Afternoon 4x4 game drive in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. This private reserve forms part of the larger Kruger National Park area and is highly popular on the safari circuit due to the multitude and diversity of wildlife sightings it offers during a game drive. Sabi Sand is closed to day visitors, allowing for a more exclusive safari experience, while highly experienced rangers and trackers team up to take you on off-road adventures while following the freshest animal spoor. The reserve's bountiful watering holes provide an abundance of water throughout the year and attract a plethora of thirsty wildlife, making the area richly rewarding for safari goers and predators alike. Sabi Sand also has the unique advantage of offering frequent leopard sightings. These elusive and solitary big cats are usually the most difficult of the Big Five to spot. Elephants and buffalo are frequently encountered in large herds and there are various lion prides in the area.
 -Dinner: Arathusa Safari Lodge
 -Overnight: Arathusa Safari Lodge (Luxury Room - Fully Inclusive)
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D10: Kruger
4x4 Morning Game Drive • 4x4 Afternoon Game Drive
 -Morning 4x4 game drive in the Sabi Sand Reserve. Situated adjacent to the Kruger National Park, the Sabi Sand Reserve offers an exceptional game viewing safari experience. There is no fence between the two reserves and a multitude of game is free to roam in this huge natural environment. Big Five game viewing is almost guaranteed and the reserve is well known for its frequent and amazing leopard sightings, the most elusive member of the Big Five group. Sabi Sand also has a large number of watering holes that attract great herds of wildlife, especially when conditions are dry and animals trek across from the Kruger National Park to quench their thirst. Your guided safari will include an experienced tracker who will navigate your driver in the direction of fresh animal spoor, ensuring a first-class and highly rewarding game drive.
 -Breakfast
 -Lunch: Arathusa Safari Lodge
 -Afternoon 4x4 game drive in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. This private reserve forms part of the larger Kruger National Park area and is highly popular on the safari circuit due to the multitude and diversity of wildlife sightings it offers during a game drive. Sabi Sand is closed to day visitors, allowing for a more exclusive safari experience, while highly experienced rangers and trackers team up to take you on off-road adventures while following the freshest animal spoor. The reserve's bountiful watering holes provide an abundance of water throughout the year and attract a plethora of thirsty wildlife, making the area richly rewarding for safari goers and predators alike. Sabi Sand also has the unique advantage of offering frequent leopard sightings. These elusive and solitary big cats are usually the most difficult of the Big Five to spot. Elephants and buffalo are frequently encountered in large herds and there are various lion prides in the area.
 -Dinner: Arathusa Safari Lodge
 -Overnight: Arathusa Safari Lodge (Luxury Room - Fully Inclusive)
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D11: Kruger - Ohrigstad
4x4 Morning Game Drive • Blyde River Canyon and Potholes(n)
 -Morning 4x4 game drive in the Sabi Sand Reserve. Situated adjacent to the Kruger National Park, the Sabi Sand Reserve offers an exceptional game viewing safari experience. There is no fence between the two reserves and a multitude of game is free to roam in this huge natural environment. Big Five game viewing is almost guaranteed and the reserve is well known for its frequent and amazing leopard sightings, the most elusive member of the Big Five group. Sabi Sand also has a large number of watering holes that attract great herds of wildlife, especially when conditions are dry and animals trek across from the Kruger National Park to quench their thirst. Your guided safari will include an experienced tracker who will navigate your driver in the direction of fresh animal spoor, ensuring a first-class and highly rewarding game drive.
 -Breakfast
 -Travel to Ohrigstad
 -Make your way towards the Blyde River Canyon and Bourke’s Luck Potholes. This seemingly endless river canyon is filled with some of the most beautifully scenic vistas in South Africa. The Bourke's Luck Potholes mark the beginning of the canyon and comprise intriguing geological formations at the confluence of the Blyde and Treur rivers. The canyon itself is 3rd largest in the world, covered in lush sub-tropical vegetation with an average depth of 750 metres and 25 kilometres in length. It consists mostly of red sandstone and has some of the deepest precipitous cliffs of any canyon on the planet. (n) (n)
 -Dinner: Iketla Lodge
 -Overnight at the Lodge: Iketla Lodge (Chalet - Dinner, Bed and Breakfast)
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D12: Ohrigstad - Johannesburg
Dullstroom(n)
 -Breakfast
 -Travel to Johannesburg
 -Hit the highlands in Dullstroom. This picturesque village in Mpumalanga is best known for its fly fishing dams, quaint shops and country restaurants. It forms part of the Highlands Meander where fly fishing rules and old timers exchange news in the local pub and are rumoured to still make their own moonshine. Brisk outdoor adventure waits as the area offers many adventure trails, rock climbing opportunities and hiking paths as well as being home to three varieties of crane species and a stunning array of blooming wild flowers. Dullstroom is also the site of South Africa’s only known breeding community of black leopards, although these unique cats are notoriously difficult to find. The brave can try some witbiltz, a South African version of moonshine. (n) (n)
 -Overnight: Hyde Park Guest House (Deluxe room/BB)
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D13: Johannesburg
Day Tour: Jo`burg, Soweto and Apartheid Museum FD(o)
 -Breakfast
 -Orientate yourself with greater Johannesburg on a full-day tour of Johannesburg, Soweto and the Apartheid Museum. Your explorations begin in the heart of bustling Johannesburg, the third largest city in Africa, as you seek out landmark buildings such as the Hillbrow Tower, one of the tallest towers in Africa, the sky-scraping Ponte City, Sentech and Carlton Centre Tower and the multi-million rand Nelson Mandela Bridge. South of city you will find the Apartheid Museum that showcases the notorious system of racial discrimination that became synonymous with South Africa from 1948 until 1994 when the country’s first fully democratic elections were held. The museum has two entrances labelled ‘white’ and ‘non-white’ giving visitors a tiny taste of some of apartheid’s prejudiced rules. More serious overtones to this system of racial classification can be observed inside the museum with harrowing personal testimonials and historical facts. Your tour rounds off with highlights of Soweto such as the match box houses, FNB “Soccer city” Stadium, Hector Pieterson Memorial, Vilakazi Street and Mandela House. (Optional rates: D12:Joburg, Soweto & Apartheid Museum FD)
 -Overnight: Hyde Park Guest House (Deluxe room/BB)
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D14: Johannesburg - Victoria Falls
Meet and Greet • Transfer • Cruise: Sunset(o)
 -Breakfast
 -Flight Johannesburg - Victoria Falls (Eco Class) One way (Optional rates: D14: Flight Johannesburg - Victoria Falls)
 -Meet and greet at Victoria Falls Airport. Our guide will be waiting for you in the arrival hall carrying a branded sign board.
 -Transfer
 -Arrival at Victoria Falls, one of the most famous landmarks in the world and visited by thousands of tourists every year, yet the town of the same name remains small and filled with plenty of old-world frontier charm. Victoria Falls town is bright and friendly and a great place to browse craft markets and collect souvenirs of your African travels as you take some time to absorb the atmosphere and pick up a greater sense of the African cultures and the rich history that have shaped the Victoria Falls over time. Wildlife lovers may need to look no further than right in front of them as animals are known to roam the streets with cheeky baboons hanging around in the trees and occasionally even an elephant or two strolling across the road to the nearby Zambezi River. (n)
 -Soak up the beauty of Africa on a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. The immense, calm waters of the Zambezi River lend themselves to leisurely boat cruises amongst the peace and tranquillity of the surrounding wilderness. From your lodge you will be taken to the jetty and begin your sailing journey upstream from the Victoria Falls. As you peacefully drift along the river you can admire the splashes of colour that the setting sun paints in the sky as well as watch the wildlife that congregates along the river banks in the coolness of the evening. Your wondrous cruise is rounded off with aperitifs and snacks served on board the boat. (Optional rates: D14: Zambezi River Cruise)
 -Dinner: Ilala Lodge
 -Overnight: Ilala Lodge (Standard Room - Dinner,Bed and Breakfast)
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D15: Victoria Falls
Falls: Zimbabwe Side(o) • Flight: Falls by helicopter(o)
 -Breakfast
 -View one of the world’s natural wonders on a visit to the Zimbabwe side of the Victoria Falls. This enormous sheet of falling water was first discovered by David Livingstone in 1855, although it had been known to the local people for much longer than that. It is shared by two countries, Zambia to the north and Zimbabwe to the south. Around two thirds of the falls are located on the Zimbabwe side and this country is also considered to have more classical views of the mains falls with footpaths leading you to breathtaking viewpoints such as Devils Cataract, Main Falls, Horseshoe Falls and the very popular Rainbow Falls. The sights from here are considered some of the best on the planet while the sheer force of the tumbling water is a sensory treat as water plunges and tumbles, sending sprays of mist up into the skies. (Optional rates: D15: Zimbabwe Falls Tour )
 -Marvel at the wonder of natural forces with a helicopter flight over the Victoria Falls. Your 12-minute adventure will get your heart racing and your eyes captivated on the scenes below as you take to the skies and begin your flight over the Zambezi River. This river is the fourth longest in Africa and surrounded by pristine wilderness that is especially beautiful to observe from above, with many islands and channels through which the crystal-clear water winds its way. The Batoka Gorge, lying just below the Victoria Falls, showcases stunning, deep chasms that cut into the earth before you arrive at the highlight of your trip, the falls themselves. This flight is often referred to as ‘the flight of angels’, and as you float through the misty spray and rainbows created by the thundering falls you will feel as if you are indeed in heaven. (Optional rates: D15: Helicopter Flight over the Falls )
 -Dinner: Ilala Lodge
 -Overnight: Ilala Lodge (Standard Room - Dinner,Bed and Breakfast)
Itinerary day photo
Itinerary day photo
D16: Victoria Falls - Johannesburg OR Tambo
Transfer
 -Breakfast
 -Transfer
 -Flight Victoria Falls - Johannesburg (Economy Class) (Optional rates: D16: Flight Victoria Falls - Johannesburg)