Code: T14

Southern African Adventure Tour - 12 Days

Thrill your way across Southern Africa on a rousing adventure that includes the most electrifying experiences available.

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Code:
T14
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Starting Date:
Any Date
Starting Point:
Johannesburg
Ending Point:
Johannesburg
Customizable:
Yes
Type:
Private Tour / Safari package
Accommodation LEVEL:
4 Star & 5 Star
Countries Visited:
Destinations Visited:
  • Cape Town
  • Kruger National Park
  • Livingstone (The Victoria Falls)
Day 1: Arrival / Cape Town

On arrival in Cape Town , you'll be met and welcomed, and transferred to your accommodation in the city. After some time for relaxation, you'll enjoy a late afternoon champagne cruise on Table Bay. From the cruise, you'll witness a spectacular ocean sunset, enhanced by the presence of Table Mountain towering over the city of Cape Town. The cruise also makes it possible to view Robben Island at close quarters. Robben Island is where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for a large part of his 27-year sentence. During the late afternoon, you'll be returned to your accommodation. The remainder of the evening is at leisure.

Overnight:
Ocean View House
Meals:
Dinner
Day 2: Cape Town

Today you'll participate in a full-day deep ocean fishing adventure. The waters around our Cape are some of the richest fishing grounds in the world, with an abundance of pelagic fish including yellowfin and longfin tuna, yellowtail, snoek, cape salmon, skipjack, katonkel, dorado, reef fish, kob, blue and Mako sharks and the occasional marlin, all of which ensure a year-round fishing experience. Your charter departs at first light from the seaside village of Simonstown on the eastern side of the Peninsula. En-route you’ll pass Cape Point and cruise to the locale where your day will be spent fishing. Your excursion includes all relevant tuna equipment, rods, tackle, and bait. Snacks, lunch, and drinks are also included. The charter is inclusive of an experienced fishing guide and a qualified skipper to assist and increase your chances of landing fish. Your day will be spent at sea before returning to Simonstown after 15H00, where you’ll be met and returned to your overnight accommodations.

Overnight:
Ocean View House
Meals:
Breakfast & Dinner
Day 3: Cape Town

Table Mountain, arguably the most famous natural landmark in Africa, is on today’s agenda. As part of your Table Mountain visit, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the mountain in a way most visitors don’t: abseiling down a sheer cliff face. Simply step off the top, at 1,000 meters above sea level, and rappel into pure vertical space! This is the world's original highest commercial abseil. You’ll be surrounded by awesome views and the deep blue Atlantic at your feet. On completion of this exhilarating activity, guests may continue to enjoy scenic views from the many walkways along the top of the mountain. From here some of the most impressive views in the world may be enjoyed: the Indian Ocean and the deep blue waters of the Atlantic, and the Cape Peninsula as it sinks away to the south allowing these two great oceans to meet at Cape Point. Later in the day, you'll return to your overnight accommodation, where the remainder of the day may be spent at leisure.

Overnight:
Ocean View House
Meals:
Full Board
Day 4: Cape Town

You’ll be met first thing this morning - exact time to be announced - and transferred by road to the seaside village of Gans Baai, roughly 2½ hrs by road from Cape Town. On arrival and after orientation, a boat ride of about twenty minutes will take you to the anchoring site off Pearly Beach. The exact site chosen is based on weather and sea conditions, the season - and of course, previous shark sightings. Once the desired location is reached your crew will start chumming to attract sharks, following which shark observation and cage diving begins. The time it takes for the first shark to appear cannot be forecast and varies from a few minutes to several hours. When a shark is spotted the crew carefully monitors its behavior. If it appears relaxed the cage will be lowered into the water, and guests will then enter and view the sharks. Snacks and drinks are available on the boat throughout the excursion. After the cage diving experience, you’ll be returned to Cape Town.

Overnight:
Ocean View House
Meals:
Full Board
Day 5: Cape Town / Kruger National Park

Breakfast in Cape Town is followed by a transfer to the airport, where you’ll be assisted in boarding a local flight to Skukuza in the heart of the southern Kruger National Park . On arrival, you’ll be met and transferred to Rhino Post’s exclusive 12,000-hectare private concession in a prime area of the southern Kruger National Park. The concession shares a 15km common, unfenced border with the internationally acclaimed Mala Mala Private Game Reserve as well as the Sabi Sand. After settling in at Plains Camp, your afternoon is devoted to a first bush walk accompanied by two armed rangers. The bush walk of approximately 45 minutes is followed by a traditional open 4x4 game drive in this spectacular wilderness area.

Overnight:
Plains Camp
Meals:
Breakfast
Day 6-7: Kruger National Park

At Rhino Walking Safaris the focus is on getting up close and personal with the wildlife of Africa. On each morning of your stay, you will enjoy a three to four hour guided bush walk accompanied by two armed rangers. The size of the party is limited to eight guests, ensuring intimate encounters with the various species of mammal, not least being a member of Africa's legendary 'Big Five '. During the afternoon's a shorter bush walk is followed by an open 4x4 game drive in this renowned conservation area.

The camp accommodates a maximum of eight guests, in safari tent accommodations, which features the creature comforts of home. The ambiance is reminiscent of the great safari's endeavored by early pioneers to the African continent. Set in an acacia thicket, overlooking Timbitene plain and waterhole. Plains camp offers one of the most intimate wildlife adventures available in the Greater Kruger National Park.

Overnight:
Plains Camp
Meals:
Breakfast
Day 8: Kruger National Park / Livingstone

After your last safari activity and breakfast, you'll be transferred to the airport at Nelspruit. Once there you'll board a regional flight to Livingstone in Zambia. The town was established in 1905 by the British South Africa Company and bears the name of the famous missionary-explorer Sir David Livingstone. On arrival, you'll be met and transferred to your overnight accommodation. Some time is available for lunch and relaxation. Later an afternoon visit is made to the nearby Victoria Falls in the ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park’. That local name translates in English to ‘the smoke that thunders’ and has been commonly used in the area for many hundreds of years. The sanctuary affords incredible views in all directions. A walk across the knife-edge bridge with the falls thundering into the chasm below is sure to be an exciting prospect. During peak flow, the mist rising above the falls can be seen from as far as sixty kilometers away. At the falls entrance, there is also an extensive African curio market, and guests may take some time to view the different arts and crafts on display before returning to the hotel in the late afternoon.

Overnight:
Stanley Safari Lodge
Meals:
Breakfast
Day 9: Livingstone

During the dry season, when the prolific Zambezi River is at its lowest, a serene pool becomes accessible at the very lip of the Victoria Falls. The experience itself, however, cannot be described as ‘serene’. The only thing keeping one from going over into the gorge below is that rock lip. At low water level, the current is calm enough not to pull you over, ensuring relative safety while savoring one of the most awe-inspiring views in the world from a hair-raising perspective. The Devil’s Pool excursion is conducted from the Zambian side of the Falls and starts with a trip to Livingstone Island, a short boat ride from the jetty at the Royal Livingstone Hotel. It is said that this is the spot from where Sir David Livingstone first glimpsed 'the smoke that thunders', the Victoria Falls. You’ll enjoy a guided tour of the island which includes some insight into its ancient history, along with either morning tea, lunch or afternoon high tea (depending on the time of day you’ve elected to partake in this activity). Thereafter you’ll start the swim over to the pool. You’ll carefully navigate across rock formations and swim both against and with the current, all with the assistance of a guide of course. Do not fret if you’re not a strong swimmer; it might take you a bit longer to reach the pool but you can also wade across at a more leisurely pace. Eventually, you’ll find yourself at the edge of the Falls, the point where millions of liters of water plummet into a gorge in one of the most magnificent natural displays on the continent!

Overnight:
Stanley Safari Lodge
Meals:
Breakfast & Dinner
Day 10: Livingstone

The mighty Zambezi River is on the schedule today. The Zambezi River has one of the wildest one-day white water runs in the world. You will spend the day enjoying a white water rafting adventure. The river is also recognized by rafting and kayaking enthusiasts as one of the top ten paddling rivers. The British Canoe Union classified the Batoka Rapids as a grade 5. There are extremely difficult, long and violent rapids, steep gradients, big drops, and pressure areas. This is a high volume, pool-drop river, with little-exposed rock either in the rapids or in the pools below the rapids. Upon completion of the white water rafting, you will return to your overnight accommodations for some rest and relaxation, after an adventure filled day.

Overnight:
Stanley Safari Lodge
Meals:
Breakfast & Dinner
Day 11: Livingstone

The early morning is devoted to an elephant-back safari in a wilderness area not far from Livingstone town. On arrival at the venue, you’ll participate in a short presentation about the project, as well as receive instructions on how to interact with the elephants. Thereafter the activity begins. An experienced elephant minder accompanies every elephant. The route follows one of several trails through the surrounding woodland and might include a stop along the banks of the Zambezi River. Riding silently atop a gigantic pachyderm is certainly an experience of a lifetime! The activity ends with a session of interaction with the elephants. Once you’ve returned to your accommodations you’ll have the opportunity to freshen up, enjoy your lodge’s amenities or otherwise catch an afternoon nap. Some folks prefer to be on the go all day and book additional activities, easily arranged at reception. During the middle afternoon, you’ll be met and transferred to a local jetty where the remainder of your day is spent enjoying a tranquil sunset cruise on Africa’s fourth-largest river, the mighty Zambezi. Drinks and snacks are served on the riverboat, and on a good day, you might see a pod of hippos or an elephant or two. After a spectacular African sunset, you’ll be returned to your overnight accommodations, where the remainder of your evening may be spent at leisure.

Overnight:
Stanley Safari Lodge
Meals:
Breakfast & Dinner
Day 12: Departure

Today your morning is at leisure, although many folks choose to book an additional last-minute activity if they prefer to be ‘on the go’. Activities such as helicopter flips or microlight flights over the Falls start early and last just fifteen minutes. Later, at a time to be announced, your transfer will arrive and return you to the local airport. There you’ll board a flight to Johannesburg in South Africa, bringing to an end a memorable southern African holiday.

Overnight:
None
Meals:
Breakfast

Included

Accommodation:
  • 4 Nights Ocean View House
  • 3 Nights Plains Camp (Rhino Walking Safaris)
  • 4 Stanley Safari Lodge
Guides:
  • Private African Sky Guide: From Day 1-6
  • Resident Rangers: From Day 7-8
Vehicles:
  • Private Air Conditioned Vehicle: From Day1-6
  • Open 4x4 Vehicle: From Day 8-9
Flights:
  • Cape Town to Nelspruit
  • Nelspruit to Livingstone
  • Livinstone to Johannesburg
Transfers:
  • Nelspruit to Plains Camp
  • Plains Camp to Nelspruit
  • Livinstone Airport to Stanley Safari Lodge
  • Stanley Safari Lodge to Livingstone
Activities:
  • Table Bay Sunset Cruise
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Absailing
  • Table Mountain Cableway one way
  • Shark Cage Diving
  • Walking Safaris & Game Drives
  • Victoria Falls Tour
  • White Water Rafting
  • Devils Pool
  • Zambezi Sunset Cruise
  • Elephant Back Safari
Additional:
  • Tourism levy
  • All applicable taxes
  • All park fees where applicable

Excluded

Excluded:
  • International airfare (to and from South Africa)
  • Personal and medical insurance
  • Activities not specifically stated in the itinerary
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Meals not specifically stated in the itinerary

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