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Grand Southern African Tour

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Discover the incredible wonder and beauty of Southern Africa in ultimate luxury on this extraordinary 21 day journey. Embrace unique encounters and take away new insights, an appreciation for Africa and an unforgettable experience.
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Highlights

Private Full Day Bespoke Tour Cape Town

Private Full Day - Peninsula Scenic Tour

Private Full Day - Winelands Tour

Private Full Day – Knysna Scenic Tour

Game Drive Safari Experiences

Guided Tour of Victoria Falls

2 night River Safari cruise on the Zambezi Queen

3 days of Freedom of Choice activities

Experience the diversity of Cape Town with a tour of the Malay Quarter and its colourful houses or admiring the lively Adderley Street flower markets. Take a stroll down Government Avenue to see the lush Company Gardens oasis, Houses of Parliament and the National Gallery. Marvel at the majestic Table Mountain, wander the local markets at Greenmarket Square, explore the historic Castle of Good Hope and do a bit of shopping at the V&A Waterfront.

Take a guided scenic tour by the coastline of South Africa visiting breathtaking sites along the Chapman’s Peak scenic drive and taking in the gorgeous views from the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point Lighthouse. Explore the enchanting historical naval base of Simon’s Town and the upmarket historical fishing village and harbour of Hout Bay. Wander around Noordhoek Farm Village, a laid-back community village featuring charming shops and restaurants. Meet the adorable African Penguin Colony on Boulder’s Beach and keep your eyes peeled throughout the day for sightings of baboons, bontebok, ostriches, various bird life and Southern Right Whales (seasonal).

Choose to connect with the locals and take the township tour of Khayelitsha and street art walking tour of Woodstock, meeting inspiring local residents and artists that are doing incredible things across the city or a half day Robben Island tour accompanied by a former prison guard who was one of several that were responsible for guarding Nelson Mandela on Robben Island.

Explore the historical university town of Stellenbosch, known as the Town of Oaks due to the centuries-old oak trees lining the streets. Take a walking tour of the historic sights around the village square and enjoy a wine tasting at a boutique estate.

Enjoy a stroll down Main Street Franschhoek, renowned for its Dutch architecture, featuring art galleries, antique shops, handcrafted goods and upmarket clothing boutiques. Take in the rich cultural and historical heritage in the Paarl region, famous for their full bodied red wines and brandies. The Cape Winelands are internationally recognised not only for their wines but also their cheeses and delicious olive oils; gourmet restaurants and art galleries. 

Discover the charming seaside town of Hermanus on a personalised tour. Known as the Riviera of the South, Hermanus is famous for being one of the best land-based whale watching sites in the world.

Become acquainted with the local flora and fauna on an exciting trip to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, situated on the Western Head in Knysna. Take in spectacular viewpoints on a 4x4 drive up the headland and take a guided walk through coastal forest and ancient sea caves.

Decide between a visit to Monkeyland, taking a safari through the world’s first free-roaming multi species primate sanctuary or a visit to Birds of Eden, the world’s largest two-hectare dome housing over 3,500 birds.

Experience the thrill and excitement of Game Drives in the premier safari destination of Shamwari Private Game Reserve. Home to the coveted ‘Big 5’, witness incredible wildlife encounters from the comfort and safety of the open game viewing vehicles.

Marvel at exquisite natural surroundings on the Scenic Panorama Tour in the mountainous escarpment of Mpumalanga. Take in the stunning panoramic view at God’s Window, witness the impressive Lisbon & Berlin Falls and admire the three magnificent mountain peaks resembling traditional homesteads, the Three Rondavels.

With no boundary fences between the Sabi Sand and the Kruger National Park, enjoy a great diversity of wildlife on game drives in the company of expert guides and comfort of exclusive six-seater game viewers. Embrace the incredible magic of a safari experience and keep a look out for the famous Big Five – Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo and Rhino.

The Victoria Falls Hotel is one of the world’s classic five-star hotels and commands prime location overlooking Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, an acclaimed Natural Wonder of the World. Take a guided tour of Victoria falls listening to the incredible thunder and feeling the gentle mist as you marvel at this magnificent natural wonder.

Choose to take an exhilarating helicopter flight over Victoria Falls or enjoy a relaxing sunset cruise on the Zambezi river.

Board a 2 night cruise on the luxurious Zambezi Queen, offering a truly unique and adventurous river safari holiday whilst surrounded by complete comfort and elegance. Enjoy unparalleled game viewing right from your own balcony or on a tender boat water-based safari getting up close to an array of wildlife. Take the opportunity to visit a local village, try your hand at fishing or simply relax sipping a drink on deck, taking in the breathtaking surroundings – the choice is yours.

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Included

4 nights at One&Only Cape Town - 5*
2 nights at Lanzerac Hotel & Spa - 5*
2 nights at The Marine - 5*
2 nights at The Plettenberg - 5*
2 nights at Sindile at Shamwari Private Game Reserve - 5*
1 night at Oliver's Restaurant & Lodge - 4*
3 nights at Dulini Lodge - 5*
2 nights at Victoria Falls Hotel - 5*
2 nights at Zambezi Queen by Mantis - 5*
VIP Airside Assistance
All transfers included
All domestic flights included
27 Meals included - 20 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 7 dinners
7 nights with all-inclusive local alcoholic drinks included
Guided tour of the Falls (Zimbabwe)
Private Full Day Bespoke Tour Cape Town
Private Full Day Hermanus Tour
Private Full Day Knysna Scenic Tour
Private Full Day Peninsula Scenic Tour
Freedom of Choice Days

Excluded

  • International airfares and taxes
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees
  • Meals other than as specified in our holiday package
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.),
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurant or boat staff, etc.
  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package
Freedom of Choice

Our Freedom of Choice program offers flexibility, by allowing you to choose from different options on pre-selected days.

Our per person price includes one tour on each Freedom of Choice day, as follows:

  • One "Freedom of Choice" tour on day 4
  • One "Freedom of Choice" tour on day 11
  • One "Freedom of Choice" tour on day 18

Expand the itinerary below for more details.

Please note, if more than one room is selected during the booking process, our team will contact you afterwards to discuss options.

Day 1
Airport → Cape Town

On arrival at Cape Town International Airport you will be met by your guide who will present your detailed travel documents. You will then enjoy a City Orientation Tour en route to the One & Only Hotel located within the V&A Waterfront 

The rest of the day and evening is at leisure to relax and perhaps enjoy some Spa treatments after your long flight.  Dinner is for your own arrangement and account.  Your guide will be able to give you some suggestions and the Concierge at the hotel will assist with table reservations and to book a taxi to take you there and back.

Overnight stay in Cape Town at One&Only Cape Town in a Marina Table Mountain Room.

Airport → Cape Town
Stunning Cape town
Day 2
Cape Town

Your guide will collect you from your hotel for a full day City and Table Mountain Tour:

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Table Mountain (weather permitting & therefore entrance fee excluded)
  • The flower sellers in Adderley Street and the Castle of Good Hope
  • A tour of the Malay Quarter known as the Bo-Kaap (above the Cape)
  • Cape Town city centre
  • Lunch will be for your own account.
  • A stroll down Government Avenue to see the Company Gardens / Houses of Parliament / National Gallery
  • Greenmarket Square – filled with traders from all over Africa – be aware of pickpockets!
  • V&A Waterfront – one of SA’s most popular attractions for locals and tourists alike

Overnight stay in Cape Town at One&Only Cape Town in a Marina Table Mountain Room.

Breakfast
Cape Town
Table Mountain
Day 3
Cape Town

You will be collected from your hotel by your guide.

Highlights:

  • Scenic drives - Atlantic and Indian Ocean coastline
  • Hout Bay - historical fishing village and harbour
  • Chapman's Peak - scenic drive
  • Noordhoek Farm Village
  • Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve & Cape Point Lighthouse
  • Boulder’s Beach – African Penguin Colony
  • Lunch will be for our own account
  • Simon's Town historical naval base
  • Fynbos vegetation - indigenous plants (seasonal - Spring)
  • Possible sightings of baboons, bontebok, ostriches, bird life and Southern Right Whales (seasonal)

Late afternoon arrival back at the hotel.  Evening is at leisure.  Dinner is for your own arrangement and account.

Overnight stay in Cape Town at One&Only Cape Town in a Marina Table Mountain Room.

Breakfast
Cape Town
Boulders Beach
Day 4
Cape Town

Today, enjoy one of your pre-selected tour from our Freedom of Choice options.

Overnight stay in Cape Town at One&Only Cape Town in a Marina Table Mountain Room.

Breakfast


Freedom of Choice Options

  • Robben Island Tour :

    Scheduled half day Robben Island tour accompanied by a former prison guard, Christo Brand who was one of several that were responsible for guarding Nelson Mandela on Robben Island:

    • A return ferry trip across Table Bay – approx. 45 minutes each way (weather permitting)
    • A visit to the infamous Maximum Security Prison
    • Interaction with an ex-political prisoner who was there at same time as Nelson Mandela
    • A 45-minute drive around the island with an on-site guide providing commentary
    • The opportunity to explore the Murray's Bay Harbour precinct attractions, such as the Muslim shrine, or kramat, and the Museum Shop.

OR

  • Street art & Community walking Tour :

    Full Day, Private Tour: Introducing two opportunities to experience Cape Town authentically. Take the township tour of Khayelitsha and street art walking tour of Woodstock. Meet inspiring local residents and artists that are doing incredible things across the city.

    • Take a township tour of Khayelitsha with your local guide
    • Meet inspiring local business owners and township community members
    • Sip artisanal coffee from the very first township coffee shop, The Department of Coffee
    • Taste traditional cuisine as you dine in a local hotspot
    • Plan and hold a class for nursery school children OR plant a new garden for a local family using recycled materials
    • Explore the streets of Woodstock and learn about the murals created by local and international artists

    • Pickup 8:30am ~ 5pm drop-off 
Cape Town
Robben Island
Day 5
Cape Town → Stellenbosch

You travel to the historical university town of Stellenbosch. The town is known as the Town of Oaks due to many the centuries-old oak trees that line the streets.  The town features both Cape Dutch national monument buildings that happily co-exist alongside the more modern campus buildings. 

Highlights:

  • Stellenbosch is essentially a University Town and has the vibe to go with it
  • Known for its oak tree lined streets, historical architecture, alfresco cafés and good shopping
  • Walking tour of the historic sites around the village square
  • Enjoy a wine tasting at a boutique estate
  • Lunch will be for your own account

Overnight stay in Stellenbosch at Lanzerac Hotel & Spa in a Classic Room. 

Breakfast
Cape Town → Stellenbosch
Aerial-view of the state of Stellenbosch
Day 6
Stellenbosch

After a delicious breakfast and at a time arranged with your guide you will be collected for another fabulous day of exploring this historical area.

The Cape Winelands are internationally famous not only for their wines but also their cheeses and delicious olive oils; gourmet restaurants and art galleries. 

The estates in Franschhoek take their heritage from the French Huguenots who fled Europe in the early 1800’s to escape religious persecution and were given farms in the valley by the then Dutch Governor – Simon van der Stel.

Paarl was the region given to the Germans on their arrival in the Cape and their full bodied red wines and brandies are what make this town famous.  Guests are able to enjoy not only great wines but also European award-winning Camembert, brie and goats’ cheeses to die for!

 

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Paarl – the Pearl of the Cape – home to the Afrikaans language
  • Franschhoek (meaning French Corner) Valley with its endless mountain vistas Beautiful Cape Dutch architecture and wine tastings at some of the Cape’s finest and internationally award-winning wine estates
  • Lunch will be for your own account

Enjoy a stroll down Main Street Franschhoek featuring art galleries, antique shops, handcrafted goods and upmarket clothing boutiques.  Franschhoek is a great place to be over the weekend as there are many local visitors who come for a two-night break in the countryside. Evening at leisure. 

Overnight stay in Stellenbosch at Lanzerac Hotel & Spa in a Classic Room. 

Breakfast
Stellenbosch
Franschhoek
Day 7
Stellenbosch → Hermanus

Enjoy breakfast in the hotel and then complete check-out procedures before meeting your guide in the hotel foyer.

The route takes you along the N2 highway and then along the very scenic Clarence Drive which hugs the mountain on your left and the Indian Ocean on your right with magnificent views across False Bay.  Travelling via the various seaside towns of Gordon’s Bay, Rooi Els, Pringle Bay, Betty’s Bay and Kleinmond you will notice the indigenous flora on the mountain slopes on your left.

Hermanus is known as the Riviera of the South and is internationally famous for being one of the best land based whale watching sites in the world.  The Southern Right Whales usually make their appearance around July and stay until they have finished calving and mating before their long swim back to Antarctica in early December.

The nearby Hemel-en-Aarde Valley (Heaven & Earth) is home to some of SA’s best wineries, namely, Bouchard Finlayson, Hamilton Russell and many more.

During your time in Cape Town the guide will discuss with you about whether you would like to go directly to Hermanus (approx. 1½ hours) or perhaps do some sightseeing and make some interesting stops as there is so much to see and do along the way.

Check-in at the hotel and decide how you would like to spend the rest of the day.

Overnight stay in Hermanus at The Marine in a Luxury Double Room with Sea View.

Breakfast
Stellenbosch → Hermanus
Hermanus
Day 8
Hermanus

Enjoy breakfast in the hotel and then meet your guide in the hotel foyer.  

The guide and vehicle will be at your disposal from 09h00 – 17h00.

All entrance fees and your lunch will be for your own account.

Your tour guide will have already asked you many questions about any particular special interests you may have and will try to include as many of these as possible during your time together. 

Spend the day exploring Hermanus and all it has on offer.  There are far too many options to mention but here are a few.

There is a wonderful cliff path walk that starts at the one end of Walker Bay and continues all the way around the town so one can choose how far you want to walk or drive while gazing across the ocean and perhaps also have some excellent whale sightings in the coves below the rocks along the path.  Hermanus is also home to many wonderful and talented artists of all genres. The Fernkloof Nature Reserve is beautiful place to explore the forest on the mountain slopes and do some serious bird watching.

A visit to the new harbor to see the fishermen bringing in their daily catches can also be very entertaining. Within a 15-minute drive of Hermanus is the historical town of Stanford and a further 10 minutes along the coast one can do shark cage diving in Gansbaai.  This activity needs to be pre-booked well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Late afternoon return to the hotel and the evening will be at leisure.

Overnight stay in Hermanus at The Marine in a Luxury Double Room with Sea View.

Breakfast
Hermanus
Hermanus landscape
Day 9
Hermanus → Garden Route

Enjoy breakfast in the hotel and then complete check-out procedures before meeting your guide in the hotel foyer.

Depart on the first leg of your scenic Garden Route transfer (approx. 4 hours) to your next luxurious hotel in SA second premier holiday town - Plettenberg Bay.

Overnight stay in Garden Route at The Plettenberg in a Luxury Double with Sea View. 

Breakfast
Hermanus → Garden Route
Garden Route
Day 10
Garden Route

Enjoy breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant before meeting your guide in the foyer at the time agreed upon last night and travel to Knysna.

Knysna is built on the northern shore of a large warm-water lagoon fed by the Knysna River. The lagoon exits into the Indian Ocean after passing between to large mountainous outcrops known as The Heads.  Knysna is a popular destination for both international and local tourists as it enjoys a year-round warm climate.  Knysna is also well known for its local arts & crafts industry ranging from beautiful woodwork and pottery to more formal galleries of well-known local artists.

Enjoy a trip to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, situated on the Western Head in Knysna.  Highlights include:

  • Return ferry trip on the Knysna Lagoon to the Western Head.
  • 4x4 vehicle & trailer drive up the headland onto the Reserve, stopping at spectacular viewpoints.
  • Specialist guide giving information on history, fauna & flora.
  • Optional guided 2.2km walk through coastal forest and fynbos into ancient sea caves.
  • World renowned buffet lunch at an outdoor restaurant setting under a canopy of Milkwood trees.
  • Wonderful outing, suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

Overnight stay in Garden Route at The Plettenberg in a Luxury Double with Sea View. 

Breakfast
Garden Route
Knysna
Day 11
Garden Route → Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Enjoy breakfast in the hotel and complete check-out procedures before meeting your guide in the foyer. Depart from the hotel for the 2½ hour drive to Port Elizabeth (260km) and then on to Shamwari Private Game Reserve.

Enjoy your pre-selected tour from our Freedom of Choice options En Route.

You continue your journey to Sindile at Shamwari Private Game Reserve.  After settling in to your luxurious suite there is time to relax before the late afternoon game drive with sundowner drinks and snacks before returning to the lodge for a sumptuous dinner. Shamwari is malaria-free.

Fully Inclusive - all meals, fees, activities and all local brands (spirits, wine and beers) included

Overnight stay in Shamwari Private Game Reserve at Sindile at Shamwari Private Game Reserve in a Sindile Premier Tent.

 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Freedom of Choice Options

  • Visit Birds of Eden:

    The unique two hectare dome (the world’s largest) spans over a gorge of indigenous forest. Currently it is home to over 3,500 birds from over 220 species, with the main focus being African birds. The award winning bird sanctuary provides a forever home where previously caged birds can live a life of free-flight in a habitat as large and natural as is possible.

OR

  • Visit to Monkeyland:

    The world’s first free-roaming multi-species primate sanctuary (located in The Crags, near Plettenberg Bay).  On this "monkey safari", you'll see more than 550+ primates ranging from capuchin monkeys to ringtail and black-and-white ruffed lemurs in their forest home!  You will also experience the 128-metre suspended canopy walk whilst on tour.

Garden Route → Shamwari Private Game Reserve
Monkeyland
Day 12
Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Game drives take place in the tranquil moods of sunrise and sunset. Survey the areas, witness the birds of prey or spot one of the Big 5 from the comfort and safety of the open game viewing vehicles. The rangers and guides are passionate about wildlife and knowledgeable in their respective fields of expertise. Expect to take away new insights, an appreciation for Africa, and an unforgettable experience.

Overnight stay in Shamwari Private Game Reserve at Sindile at Shamwari Private Game Reserve in a Sindile Premier Tent.

Fully Inclusive - all meals, fees, activities and all local brands (spirits, wine and beers) included

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Shamwari Private Game Reserve
Shamwari
Day 13
Shamwari Private Game Reserve → White River

Early morning wake-up call with coffee and biscuits prior to heading out into the bush to see the sunrise and experience the best time of the day!  You return to the lodge for a scrumptious breakfast before departing for Port Elizabeth Airport.

Check-in for a scheduled flight to Johannesburg.  On arrival at OR Tambo International Airport, you are met and assisted to your connecting flight to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport.

On arrival you will be met by your driver who will direct you to a luxury air-conditioned vehicle for the private road transfer to your hotel.  Evening is at leisure.

Overnight stay in White River at Oliver's Restaurant & Lodge in a Double Room.

Breakfast
Shamwari Private Game Reserve → White River
Africa
Day 14
White River → Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve

Meet your tour guide in the hotel foyer for today’s scenic Panorama Tour en route to Dulini Lodge in the Sabi Sand Reserve.  The mountainous escarpment of Mpumalanga provides us with stunning views of the Lowveld and this half day tour offers excellent opportunity to see some of the province’s most spectacular scenery.  This area is known as the magnificent Panorama Route. This wonderful half day tour includes sights such as God’s Window, with its spectacular views across the  famous Three Rondavels and Graskop.

Highlights

  • God’s Window
  • Lisbon & Berlin Falls
  • Three Rondavels
  • Graskop

Overnight stay in Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve at Dulini Lodge in a Suite.

Fully Inclusive - all meals, fees, activities and all local brands (spirits, wine and beers) included

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
White River → Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve
Mpumalanga
Day 15 - 16
Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve

With no boundary fences between the Sabi Sand and the Kruger National Park, a great diversity of wildlife is found here, including the Big Five: Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo and Rhino.

The Dulini Collection presents the signature safari experience in the company of expert guides and in the comfort of exclusive six-seater game viewers.

Experienced and dedicated career guides and trackers impart their amazing knowledge of the natural world, allowing guests to unobtrusively enter the lives of the largest and smallest creatures. From the mist shrouding the bush at dawn till the blazing sun sets behind distant mountains, the magic of a Savanna safari will provide incredible photographs and unforgettable memories.

The afternoon game drive includes a stop for sundowners while marvelling at the splendour of an African sunset, and the absolute tranquillity of the bush. On the morning drive there is a tea/coffee stop.

Overnight stay in Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve at Dulini Lodge in a Suite.

Fully Inclusive - all meals, fees, activities and all local brands (spirits, wine and beers) included

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve
Sabi Sand
Day 17
Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve → Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

You transfer to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport this morning and check-in for a scheduled flight to Livingstone, Zambia.  On your arrival in Livingstone, you are met and transferred to the Victoria Falls Hotel in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.

The Victoria Falls Hotel is one of the world’s Classic five-star hotels commands prime location overlooking Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, an acclaimed Natural Wonder of the World. For more than 110 years The Victoria Falls Hotel has been a luxury icon in Africa.

Afternoon is at leisure. Enjoy the beautiful grounds at the hotel, explore the Victoria Falls village or perhaps indulge in a High Tea on Stanley's Terrace  with spectacular views of the Victoria Falls Bridge. (optional, additional cost).  

Evening is at leisure.

Overnight stay in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe at Victoria Falls Hotel in a Classic Room. 

Breakfast
Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve → Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Victoria Falls
Day 18
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Your guide will meet you in the hotel foyer for a guided tour of the Victoria Falls.

The beautiful Victoria Falls is located within the Victoria Falls National Park (on the Zimbabwe side), and the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park (on the Zambia side).  Described by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the 1800’s as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – ‘the Smoke that Thunders’ and in more modern terms as ‘the greatest known curtain of falling water’. 

Enjoy your pre-selected tour from our Freedom of Choice options.

Overnight stay in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe at Victoria Falls Hotel in a Classic Room. 

Breakfast


Freedom of Choice Options

  • Enjoy a relaxing sunset cruise on the Zambezi Explorer:

    The Zambezi Sunset cruise is a superb way to relax and enjoy the spectacular beauty of the Zambezi River.  There are great photo opportunities against often-spectacular African sunsets. Flocks of birds skim the waterline as the sun sets behind the African skyline. Take the opportunity to see a variety of game; including hippo, crocodile, and elephant as well as enjoy the many different bird species. The Sunset Cruise is very popular and includes finger snacks, beer, wine, local spirits and soft drinks (min 2 people required).

OR

  • Enjoy an exhilarating 13-minute helicopter flight over the Victoria Falls:

    The spectacular helicopter fight over the Victoria Falls is known as "the flight of angels".  After take-off the helicopter turns towards the Victoria Falls, the pilot will fly left and right hand circuits over the Falls in both directions giving you the best viewing, photographic and filming opportunities.

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
The beautiful Victoria Falls
Day 19
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe → Kasane

After breakfast and check-out procedures at the Victoria Falls Hotel, you are met and transferred to Kasane in Botswana.  Once immigration formalities are completed, you depart on your adventure by boat to the Zambezi Queen.

Once all guests have boarded in the late afternoon, after a safety breathing and if the weather permits, we'll go in search of some big game by tender boat.  This is the perfect time of the day to make the most of that golden glow of the African sunset by getting some iconic shots of the animals as they gravitate towards the river before night falls.

Return back to the Zambezi Queen and freshen up before meeting your host on the upper deck with a  welcome drink followed by a delectable three-course dinner.  Finish off with an espresso or nightcap at the bar before retiring to the night sounds of Africa in the distance.

Overnight stay aboard  Zambezi Queen by Mantis in a Suite.

Fully Inclusive - all meals, fees, activities and all local brands (spirits, wine and beers) included

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe → Kasane
Kasane
Day 20
Kasane

We know that some guests like to watch the sunrise as they sip on their coffee while others like to take a more leisurely approach. That’s why we let you choose your morning activities, depending on the type of holiday you’re searching for. Perhaps you want to enjoy a water-based safari or a village tour on the Namibian side of the river?

Or perhaps you’d prefer a spot of bird watching or fishing instead? You may even decide to simply remain on board as the luxurious Zambezi Queen glides its way along the banks of the Chobe River.

After your morning activities, enjoy lunch on board while using your unique vantage point to spot wild animals and drink in the expansive views. Join our guide in the afternoon for a water-based safari on a tender boat where you can get up close to an array of wildlife, including some of the 120 000 elephants for which the Chobe is well known. After a delicious dinner, settle down for a restful and tranquil night in your luxurious suite.

Overnight stay aboard  Zambezi Queen by Mantis in a Suite.

Fully Inclusive - all meals, fees, activities and all local brands (spirits, wine and beers) included

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Kasane
Chobe River
Day 21
Kasane → Airport

After a hearty breakfast you bid the Zambezi Queen a reluctant farewell and depart via tender boat and road to Kasane Airport and check-in for a scheduled flight to Johannesburg.  On your arrival at OR Tambo International Airport, you are met and assisted to your onward flight check-in.  Bon voyage and safe travels home!

Breakfast
Independent Holiday Package

Start your holiday when and with who you want! Our Independent Holiday Packages are NOT group tours with set departure dates. Available daily, they are pre-designed, purpose built, packaged itineraries full of memorable experiences delivered by our hand-picked local partners.

21 days
from AUD28,440
per person, twin share
Africa
Cape Town
Kasane
Luxury, Walking & Hiking, Wildlife
Independent Holiday Packages
02 October 2022 - 22 October 2022

Hotel options

One&Only Cape Town
One&Only Cape Town

Cape Town
Set in the vibrant heart of Cape Town’s waterfront, surrounded by restaurants, shopping, art and entertainment, this hotel is the ultimate curator of discovery, from active adventures, to exclusive, tailored experiences.

Lanzerac Hotel & Spa
Lanzerac Hotel & Spa

Stellenbosch
Experience the finest hospitality Lanzerac Hotel & Spa has to offer, indulging guests with passionate service and complete relaxation amid welcoming interiors which blend both period grandeur and contemporary style.

The Marine
The Marine

Hermanus
This unforgettable property overlooks Hermanus Walker's Bay, South Africa's most pristine whale sanctuary, offering guests the unique opportunity to experience the finest land-based whale watching in the world.

The Plettenberg
The Plettenberg

Garden Route
Situated on a rocky headland in one of South Africa's most spectacular beach towns, this property showcases the most breathtaking vistas in Southern Africa with views of the ocean, mountains and endless stretches of golden beach.

Sindile at Shamwari Private Game Reserve
Sindile at Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Shamwari Private Game Reserve
Sindile is a secluded, luxury getaway set deep in the African veld which mimics a solitary leopard’s sanctuary, blending with the surrounding bush while providing excellent vantages over the Bushman’s River and surrounding plains.

Oliver's Restaurant & Lodge
Oliver's Restaurant & Lodge

White River
Oliver’s is an owner-managed boutique hotel overlooking the first green of the 18-hole championship White River Golf Course. This property allows guests to experience the marriage between Austrian flair and subtle African influences.

Dulini Lodge
Dulini Lodge

Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve
Set in a peaceful riverine grove and embraced in a leafy canopy of giant Ebony trees, Dulini's exquisite suites offer private views of the Mabrak River and feature heated plunge pools, outdoor showers and shady decks. 

Victoria Falls Hotel
Victoria Falls Hotel

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Popularly known as “the grand old lady of the Falls”, this Edwardian-style five-star hotel is situated in the Victoria Falls National Park and is one of only three IS0-accredited hotels in Zimbabwe.

Zambezi Queen
Zambezi Queen

Kasane, Botswana
Moving along the banks of the great Chobe River, Zambezi Queen is a 5-star, 42-metre long luxury houseboat offering unparalleled sophistication in one of the most remote locations on the planet.

Important notes

  • We work with a selection of hotels in each location. All bookings are subject to availability, which means our team will confirm your specific hotels upon confirmation and payment of deposit. The package price is based on 4-star accommodation.
  • Please note that this product is not part of our flexible booking policy as the supplier terms and conditions apply. Our team will advise of the exact booking conditions at the time of booking.

 

Blackout dates may apply during festive season.

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Entire Travel Group is celebrating 50 years of passionately delivering unique and memorable travel experiences. We are an Australian, family owned, award winning business, with a friendly team ready to match your expectations to the perfect holiday package.

Entire Travel Group used to be known by the individual brands shown in the footer of the website. The company has not changed, but we have amalgamated under one brand - Entire Travel Group.

For more details please visit - About Us | Entire Travel Group

What are Entire Travel Group famous for?

Well, put simply - we’re famous for building things. We offer an exclusive range of pre-designed, purpose-built, independent holiday packages full of unique and memorable experiences. The packages are delivered by our global network of handpicked suppliers, who also provide on ground travel support to our clients.

Is Entire Travel Group Australian owned and operated?

Entire Travel Group is proudly Australian family owned and operated and as it stands today represents 50 years of experience, progress, and evolution. We proudly support the community with our long-term commitment to many important charity organisations. We were awarded the best operator in our class at the most recent National Travel Industry Awards.

Is Entire Travel Group industry accredited?

Entire Travel Group is ATAS Accredited. ATAS, which stands for AFTA Travel Accreditation Scheme is administered by the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA). AFTA is the industry body for the Australian retail travel industry. We are also a registered member of the Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO).

Does Entire Travel Group have industry awards?

Entire Travel Group was awarded “Best Specialty Wholesaler” at the 2019 National Travel Industry Awards (NTIA), which are held annually by the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA).

The awards recognise quality and excellence in the Australian travel industry. We were extremely honoured to receive this recognition and we will continue to deliver the best service and value to our customers.

Are the Entire Travel Group holiday packages exclusive?

In some cases, we are the sole representative in Australia for the overseas travel operator. In other circumstances the product developed has been exclusively built for Entire Travel Group and can’t be found elsewhere.

What’s unique about Entire Travel Group Holiday Packages?
  • They are not group tours with set departures - they are pre-designed, purpose built, independent holiday packages full of unique and memorable experiences.
  • Our holiday packages have been exclusively built for us in collaboration with our handpicked suppliers, who also offer full on-ground support for the clients.
  • We are offering unique travel experiences which cannot be found elsewhere.
  • Many packages include our “Freedom of Choice” options which allow you to tailor the holiday experience. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.
  • They include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan.
  • A wide selection of our packages are compliant with the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Covid Safe Travels.
What is an independent holiday package?

Our motto for Independent Holiday Packages is start your holiday when and with who you want!

Our Independent Holiday Packages are NOT group tours with set departure dates. Group Tours have specific set departure dates, and of course, you are travelling with unknown passengers in a coach. These tours are great for certain travellers and there are many reputable tour operators providing a wide range of options around the world.

At Entire Travel Group, our focus is Independent Holiday Packages. Available daily, they are pre-designed, purpose built, packaged itineraries full of memorable experiences delivered by our hand-picked local partners.

Our holidays suit every demographic, from couples to singles, to retirees to families and everyone else in between.

Why travel with Entire Travel Group?

Of all the attributes Entire Travel Group offer - we have settled on “Experience” as the one quality we believe adds the most value to our customers. That’s how our tagline “When Experience Matters” came to life and encapsulates our business in three words, as experience does matter!

We have been operating for many years and have the experience to determine what sightseeing, duration and accommodation style makes a great itinerary. Our technology is continually enhanced, giving our team the ability to provide a great customer service experience. Our relationship with our operators is extremely strong, which ensures we are confident of the travel experience and on ground support for our clients.

For more details please visit - About Us | Entire Travel Group

How does the Peace of Mind Booking Plan work?

Our Peace of Mind Booking Plan allows you to book with confidence in the new international travel environment. With low deposits, a cooling off period and a flexibility period where you can cancel and rebook later, we really do have you covered.

For more details please visit - Peace of Mind Booking Plan | Entire Travel Group

Is there a cooling-off period?

Look for packages with our Peace of Mind Booking Plan logo on the website.

  • We understand that occasionally plans may change, so we give you the confidence to proceed with a cooling off period.
  • You may cancel for any reason within 7 days, where you will receive a 100% refund of your $100 per person deposit.

For more details please visit - Peace of Mind Booking Plan | Entire Travel Group

What is Entire Flex?

Looking for more flexibility? Entire Flex is an optional extra on certain packages. It allows you to change your mind right up to 35 days before departure with no change fees. Receive a 100% travel credit with up to 18 months to depart on another Peace of Mind package to any destination on our website.

What is Freedom of Choice?

At Entire Travel Group we understand that our customers have their own personal tastes and interests - so throughout our packages look for “Freedom of Choice” which gives you the ability to tailor your holiday from the various experiences offered on selected days. Like a sommelier matching wine to a meal, we have used our experience to carefully select and offer the right experiences in each location.

The Freedom of Choice options are included in the package price, and the price remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.

For more details please visit - Freedom of Choice | Entire Travel Group

Do Freedom of Choice options cost extra?

Our Freedom of Choice program offers flexibility, by allowing you to choose from different options on pre-selected days in the itinerary.

  • Our per person price includes one tour on each Freedom of Choice day in the itinerary.
  • The price of the package remains the same regardless of the choice you make on each day.
What is the Safe Travels program?

This specially designed program allows travellers to recognise governments and companies around the world who have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols, so consumers can experience “Safe Travels”.

For more details please visit - Safe Travels Stamp | Entire Travel Group

What is Book Now?

Book Now offers you the ability to make a reservation on our website for Holiday Packages that include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan. But it’s not just a static offer – you have complete flexibility from travel dates, passenger numbers, single supplements, room upgrades, optional extras, flexible booking terms and more.

What happens after Book Now?
  • Our team will contact our overseas suppliers and confirm all arrangements.
  • A Confirmation from our reservation system will be sent in the coming days.
  • The Booking Number on this confirmation supersedes the website reference.
How secure is the Entire Travel Group's on-line payment portal?
  • Entire Travel Group have partnered with TravelPay to ensure secure on-line credit card payments.
  • TravelPay is a level 1 PCI DSS compliant, which gives you peace of mind that your payment card data is in safe hands.
  • Entire Travel Group does not store any credit card information.

For more details please visit - Security and Compliance - TravelPay

What forms of payment can be used at Entire Travel Group?
  • To confirm a booking using our on-line Book Now process, a credit card must be used to pay the refundable deposit.
  • For additional payments on the booking, Entire Travel Group supports bank transfer, credit card, TravelPay B2B, PaymentGate.
  • For further details please visit our Payments page.
Why do some packages not offer the ability to Book Now on the website?

If a package on our website does not include our Peace of Mind Booking Plan, it will not be available to Book Now.

Due to the boutique nature and limited capacity of some travel experiences offered, they have strict payment and cancellation policies. (e.g., a remote bear lodge in Canada with only a few cabins).

Although technically possible, we have decided that it is impractical for us to try and sell these type of travel services on-line. We believe it is important that such product is discussed, so that we can ensure these strict payment and cancellation policies are understood before we proceed with a booking.

For such product we may act as an agent only for the principal suppliers. Where we act as agent, your contract for the delivery of travel arrangements will be with the principal supplier and will be subject to their Booking Conditions.

We will advise you prior to confirming your booking if we are acting as agent and we will confirm the details of the principal supplier. Our responsibility to you where we sell travel arrangements as agent for the supplier is specified in the ‘Responsibility’ section of our Booking Conditions.

Can you book my international airfares?

Following customer feedback, we do not include international flights in our holiday packages.

We found that many customers may prefer:

  • To travel on specific airlines
  • Have the flexibility to book flights with Frequent Flyer points
  • Select flight dates that may be different to the package start/end dates
  • Use their travel agent for this service

However, we are able to assist, so please just notify us during the Book Now process or contact our team.

Should I take travel insurance?

Travel insurance is strongly recommended. During the Book Now process please confirm you require assistance, and our team will be in contact with you.

What should I do before travelling?

Before you travel it is your responsibility to ensure you have the appropriate documentation including visas. If you are travelling on a passport other than Australian or New Zealand, you will require a permit to re-enter Australia. It is your responsibility as the traveller and/or travel booker to meet all government entry requirements.

For more information please visit - Before you travel | Entire Travel Group

How does a Travel Agent make a booking?

Please visit the Entire Travel Group's Agent Portal. We are here to support our industry partners with a range of informative updates, marketing collateral for campaigns and a reward & recognition program.

How do I start a Booking?

  • On any page that has Book Now simply follow the booking process.
  • You must select the Travel Agent tick box and provide correct details.
  • To confirm a booking only the refundable deposit is required.
  • An agency credit card must be used for this initial payment.
How do I contact Entire Travel Group?

For more information please visit - Contact us | Entire Travel Group