South Africa & Victoria Falls
Africa’s southern region is in many ways unlike any to the north. The
cultures, landscapes and histories that encompass this intriguing subcontinent
have given it an identity and mystique that is all its own.
From Cape Point, right at the southern tip, all the way to the incomparable Victoria Falls, the attractions on this itinerary provide a perspective certain to satisfy your curiosity about this intriguing land. Discover if South Africa’s Garden Route truly is as beautiful as legend paints it. Stop at pristine Knysna, and unique Oudtshoorn. See the hills of Natal, just as they might have been when Shaka Zulu reigned supreme and visit some of the region’s great national parks and game lodges.
• Fully escorted group touring
• 4 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
• Your choice of 6 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
• 2 Scenic Sundowners events
• 4 memorable Scenic Special Stays
• Private concession game reserves
• 31 meals – 16 breakfasts (B), 4 lunches (L) and 11 dinners (D)
• Expert Tour Director and knowledgeable local and safari guides
• All internal flights
• Return airport transfers
• All tipping and gratuities
7 May 2020
Helloworld Exclusive Offer
Save up to $150* per person discount
Scenic Earlybird offer: up to $650* per person discount
30 Sep 19,
unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.
Day 01 Cape Town
Welcome to wonderful Cape Town. Enjoy an exclusive three night Special Stay at Table Bay Hotel, with spectacular views of the waterfront and Table Mountain. Tonight, meet your Tour Director for a welcome drink and dinner.
Day 02 Cape Town
Ascend Table Mountain by rotating gondola for wondrous 360 degree views.
Freechoice: Treat yourself to South Africa’s finest vintages with a winelands tour. Alternatively, visit history-rich Robben Island, or opt for a township tour or a Harley DavidsonTM ride.
Day 03 Cape Town
Journey to Cape Point and stop at the Cape of Good Hope, then visit Boulders Beach, home to an African penguin colony.
Day 04 Cape Town > Oudtshoorn
Stunning semi-desert scenery awaits en route to the town of Oudtshoorn. Discover a wonderland of underground chambers at the Cango Caves, among the largest in the world, before your overnight stay at Swartberg Country Manor.
Day 05 Oudtshoorn > Knysna
Learn about Africa’s largest bird at a local ostrich farm, then head to Knysna on the Garden Route, famous for its oysters. You’ll enjoy a night at the Protea Hotel Knysna Quays. Enjoy a scenic lagoon cruise with expert commentary on the region’s flora and fauna.
Freechoice Dining: Choose between two local restaurants for tonights dinner.
Day 06 Port Elizabeth > Durban
Travel along the Garden Route to Port Elizabeth and board your flight to Durban. Enjoy a two night Special Stay at The Oyster Box Hotel, the ultimate in colonial charm and style.
Day 07 Durban
Discover the beachside town of Durban, famous for its Indian and colonial influences. This afternoon indulge in a delicious high tea.
Day 08 Hluhluwe > Ghost Mountain
The Dolphin Coast region of Natal has a sea of sugarcane fields. Enter Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park, world-renowned for its rhino conservation program. Later, enjoy your overnight stay at the foot of Zululand’s legendary Ghost Mountain Inn.
This evening, you’ll be treated to a mesmerising display of traditional Zulu dancing, complete with dramatic local drumming.
Day 09 Ghost Mountain > Kingdom of eSwatini
Arrive in the tiny Kingdom of eSwatini. Journey through the magnificent valleys of Big Bend to the Summerfield Resort, nestled within an idyllic Botanical Garden, for an overnight stay. Enjoy time at leisure to explore the magnificent garden.
Day 10 Kingdom of eSwatini > Lion Sands Game Reserve (Kruger National Park)
The famous Kruger National Park borders Mozambique and stretches an impressive 450 kilometres. You’ll enjoy a two night Special Stay at Lion Sands River Lodge, on a private concession within the park. The Sabie River flows through the park and its bushland is home to the highest recorded concentration of leopards in Africa. Take a game drive in an open safari vehicle this afternoon and look out for the Big Five.
At the end of your afternoon game drive, partake in one of the most enjoyable of safari traditions – Sundowner drinks.
Take in the night ambience while dining at the lodge.
Day 11 Lion Sands Game Reserve (Kruger National Park)
Limitless game viewing possibilities await as you traverse Kruger National Park without restriction in specially adapted Land Rovers to track the Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo.
Enjoy a fascinating lecture from an expert game ranger on Africa’s big game.
Day 12 Panorama Route > Johannesburg
Take in the magnificent Panorama Route on the road to Johannesburg. You’ll view the Blyde River Canyon, third deepest in the world, then visit Bourke’s Luck Potholes and enjoy spectacular views from Wonder View. Later, check into the stylish Michelangelo Hotel for two nights.
Day 13 Johannesburg
Explore Soweto with your local guide and visit Nelson Mandela’s house. Learn about 20th century South Africa during your visit to the Apartheid Museum.
Day 14 Johannesburg > Victoria Falls
Board your flight to Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The world’s largest sheet of falling water rises 108 metres high and spans a gorge carved out of a flat plateau. Check into the marvellously colonial Victoria Falls Hotel for your three night Special Stay.
Be treated to a special Sundowners cruise down the Zambezi River and watch the teeming wildlife on the banks, just upstream from Victoria Falls. Tonight’s outdoor dinner features a mesmerising display of traditional dancing.
Day 15 Chobe National Park
Large concentrations of big game call Chobe National Park home. Embark on a game drive along the shoreline, where predators often come to drink. Later, enjoy a cruise on the Chobe River, home to huge herds of elephants and buffalo. Large pods of hippo and giraffe families inhabit the banks and surrounding woodlands.
Day 16 Victoria Falls
Visit a typical Zimbabwean village to gain unique insights into traditional tribal life and enjoy an elephant interaction.
Later, witness the power of Victoria Falls with a tour of the Zimbabwean side of the world’s largest waterfall. Enjoy dinner in the beautiful Livingstone restaurant to complete your day.
Day 17 Victoria Falls
Optional Helicopter Flight
Enjoy an optional helicopter flight over Victoria Falls. See page 95 for details (additional cost, please book on tour).
Say farewell to newfound friends and the wonders of Africa as you depart from Victoria Falls airport after breakfast this morning.
*Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 19 August 2019 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Valid for new bookings only until 30 September 2019. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge. Offer applicable for new bookings only. All savings are included in the advertised price. Airfares are not included. From price includes Scenic Earlybird discount of up to $650 per person and Helloworld exclusive of up to $150 per person discount when booked by 30 September 2019. Prices and offers based South Africa & Victoria Falls SZKG070520. A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 per person is due within 7 days of booking. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. Scenic and Helloworld Travel booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.