Adventure Tours

Explore Southern Africa

From €3305pp including flights
Depart From
Fly from Dublin
Departure Date
06 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019
Alternative dates available on request
Duration
12 Days
Destination
South Africa, Zimbabwe
Price
From €3305pp including flights
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Fly from Dublin to Cape Town and embark on this 12 day tour to South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Experience southern Africa's diverse wonders on this 12-day adventure.

Journey from the glittering beauty of Cape Town to the vast wilderness of Kruger National Park- home of the "big five" and countless photo ops. Then it’s onward to spectacular Victoria Falls, where the thundering roar only heightens the rush of experiencing Africa so up close.

TRAVEL STYLE: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC JOURNEYS

Greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam – all without sacrificing comfort.

SERVICE LEVEL: UPGRADED

Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.

PHYSICAL RATING: 2 - LIGHT

Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.

TRIP TYPE: SMALL GROUP

Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 14.

AGE REQUIREMENT: 12+

All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

DAY 1: CAPE TOWN

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

DAY 2: CAPE TOWN

Visit Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden with an expert guide on a tour exclusively designed for our groups — the garden has been named one of the top gardens in the world by National Geographic Traveler magazine. Continue on to explore vibrant Cape Town and Cape Point, with a visit to the penguins at Boulders Beach.

Exclusive Inclusions: Your Journeys Highlight Moment Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens Guided Tour

Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 3: CAPE TOWN

Enjoy a day of leisure and choose from a variety of optional activities including a visit to Table Mountain or a Stellenbosch wine tour.

Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 4: CAPE TOWN /JOHANNESBURG

Fly to Johannesburg. Enjoy a traditional South Africa Braai (barbecue) for dinner with your local CEO and fellow travellers.

Exclusive Inclusions: Your Foodie Moment Traditional South Africa Braai (BBQ)

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

DAY 5: JOHANNESBURG/ KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Enjoy a full day scenic drive along the famed Panorama Route with stops at Blyde River Canyon, Bourke's Luck Potholes, and God's Window. Continue to our tented camp located near the Kruger National Park and this evening enjoy a delicious South African dinner in the boma.

Meals included:  Breakfast | Dinner

DAY 6:P KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

Enjoy a morning wildlife safari drive through Kruger National Park in an open vehicle. Take in views of the abundant wildlife including elephants, lions, and giraffe. In the afternoon, opt to extend your safari drive or head back to the lodge where you can take a short nature walk or relax on the deck with views of the surrounding area.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

DAY 7KRUGER NATIONAL PARK/KARONGWE PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

Continue on to a private nature reserve in the Greater Kruger area. This afternoon, meet with a researcher from the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Cheetah Metapopulation Project who will share information about their efforts to protect cheetahs and other carnivores. This National Geographic-sponsored project is part of the Big Cats Initiative. After, the researcher will join us on our evening wildlife safari drive.

Exclusive Inclusions:  Your Journeys Highlight Moment Carnivore Conservation Experience

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

DAY 8: KARONGWE PRIVATE GAME RESERVE

Enjoy early morning and afternoon safari drives with our local guides, searching for buffaloes, elephants, leopards, lions, and rhinos – Africa's famed Big Five. In our down time, relax at the camp, take a walk around the grounds, or enjoy a cool drink on the deck.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

DAY 9: KARONGWE PRIVATE GAME RESERVE/JOHANNESBURG

After one last wildlife safari drive, head back to the city. In the evening, enjoy dinner at our local guest house.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

DAY 10: JOHANNESBURG/ VICTORIA FALLS

Fly to Zimbabwe and meet our local CEO. Gain insight into what life is like here with a walk through a local market and dinner at a family homestead. Meet our host, learn their history, and discuss daily life and culture in Zimbabwe. Share stories as you enjoy a traditional Zimbabwean dinner.

Exclusive Inclusions: Your Journeys Highlight Moment Zimbabwean Family Dinner

Meals included:  Breakfast | Dinner

DAY 11: VICTORIA FALLS

Enjoy a morning tour of the beautiful Victoria Falls, then the rest of the day is free to explore the area. Take part in a river safari, cultural tours, whitewater rafting, canoeing, or a helicopter ride over the falls.

Meals included:  Breakfast

DAY 12: VICTORIA FALLS

Depart at any time.

Price is per adult sharing and includes:

  • Return flights and charges from Dublin
  • 6 night Explore Southern Africa tour from National Geographic
  • Arrival transfer
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/ from included activities
  • Highlights:
    • Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens Guided Tour, Cape Town
    • Carnivore Conservation Experience, Karongwe Private Game Reserve
    • Zimbabwean Family Dinner, Victoria Falls
    • Orientation tour of Cape Town
    • Excursion to Cape Point including the penguins at Boulders Beach
    • Panorama Route scenic drive
    • Kruger National Park wildlife safari drive in open vehicle
    • Private nature reserve wildlife safari drive in open safari vehicles
    • Tour of Victoria Falls
  • Your Foodie Moment: Traditional South Africa Braai (BBQ), Johannesburg
  • Accommodation: Guest house (2 nights), hotel (5 nightts), comfortable safari camp (2 nights), comfortable tent or chalet (2 nights)
  • Meals:
    • 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 7 dinners 
    • Allow USD245-320 for meals not included.
  • Transportation: Air-conditioned touring vehicle, open safari vehicle, walking, plane
  • Staff & experts:
    • Local CEO in Cape Town and Victoria Falls 
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) for the Kruger portion
    • Local guides/ rangers

Please ask us about adding great value:

  • Travel insurance
Subject to availability. Terms & conditions apply.

For more information please call us on 021 427 7094 or 01 696 5135, email info@shandontravel.ie, request a call back using the red button or submit an enquiry through the form below.

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