Cape Town, Kruger & Zimbabwe

Company : G Adventures
Activity: Tours
Countries: South Africa / Zambia / Zimbabwe
Duration: 1 week to 2 weeks
Approx Costs: 1500 to 1500 £ Pound (UK)

Take the train across the country like a local, search for the Big Five in Kruger and Hwange national parks, savour a local meal with a family & walk with rhinos in Matobo National Park.

 

Trip Specifics

  • Price: From £1599 (available to book in other currencies)
  • Duration: 13 days
  • Start/Finish: Cape Town to Livingstone
  • Code: DSCZ

 

Itinerary

Day 1 Cape Town
Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Cape Town 
Enjoy a full day in Cape Town with options to visit Robben Island, Table Mountain, exploring Cape Point or embarking on a wine tour around Stellenbosch. In the evening, experience an authentic meal in a local home in a nearby township.

Day 3 Shosholoza Meyl Train 
Board the Shosholoza Meyl train at Cape Town station. Enjoy the day with your travel companions playing cards, meeting the locals and checking out the dining car. Drift to sleep to the rhythm of the train. Wake up and opt for a tasty breakfast on board.

Day 4 Johannesburg 
Scheduled arrival into Johannesburg is noon. Meet the transfer and local guide and head for a visit to Soweto township. Enjoy a 3-hour bicycle tour around the area.

Days 5-6 Greater Kruger Area/Shalati village 
Take the Panorama Route into the Kruger National Park area. Visit the Planeterra-supported G Hope Africa preschool before an afternoon game drive in Kruger NP (own vehicle). Keep an eye out for elephant, lion, rhino, leopard and buffalo—Africa's famed Big Five. In the evening, enjoy a traditional dance experience in Shalati.

Day 7 Kruger National Park 
Start early for a long day driving straight up the middle of Kruger National Park. While transferring to the northern part of the park there will be ample opportunity to spot animals from the van.

Day 8 Great Zimbabwe National Monument area 
Head for the Zimbabwe border and continue on to the Great Zimbabwe National Monument area. Journey through changing landscapes and enjoy the sunset over Lake Mutirikwe.

Days 9-10 Matobo National Park 
Start the day with a visit to the Great Zimbabwe National Monument, Africa's most significant ruins site south of Cairo. Learn the history of the ruins and climb to the citadel for a view over the site. Continue on to Matobo National Park. On Day 10, enjoy an included rhino walk, with the opportunity to get up close and personal with this endangered species. In the afternoon, opt to explore ancient cave paintings, visit the grave of Rhodes, hike the unique and stunning landscape or hang out by the pool.

Day 11 Hwange National Park 
Travel to Hwange National Park for one last opportunity to spot wildlife. Enjoy a game drive in the park in our touring vehicle.

Day 12 Hwange NP/Victoria Falls/Livingstone
Opt for more game viewing in the morning before continuing on to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Enjoy the spectacular falls before crossing the border to Livingstone, Zambia.

Day 13 Livingstone
Depart at any time. We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience everything Livingstone and the Zambezi area has to offer.

 

What's Included

  • Cape Town orientation walk
  • Traditional meal in a local home
  • Shosholoza Meyl train experience
  • Soweto township bicycle tour with included light lunch
  • Panorama Route drive
  • Planeterra-supported G Hope Africa preschool visit
  • Kruger National Park game drive (half-day)
  • Traditional dance experience
  • Kruger transfer (full-day)
  • Great Zimbabwe National Monument visit
  • Rhino walk (Matobo National Park)
  • Game drive in Hwange National Park
  • Victoria Falls visit (Zimbabwe side)
  • Livingstone stay
  • Border-crossing support
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners. (Allow USD300-350 for meals not included.)
  • Train, private van, safari vehicles, walking
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
  • Small group experience; Max 18, avg 14
  • Hotels/guesthouses (7 nts), lodges (4 nts), sleeper train (1 nt, multi-share mixed gender).

Tour Price

£1599

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