Welcome to the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town (flight not included). On arrival at Cape Town airport you will be met by your Scenic Tours representative and transferred* to your hotel. The remainder of the day and evening are at leisure. Tonight, meet your Tour Director for a welcome briefing.
Three Night Special Stay: Cape Town
This morning enjoy your Included city tour of Cape Town. Take a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain for outstanding views (weather permitting). The floor of the cable car rotates 360 degrees ensuring that everyone gets a view of the beautiful city and surrounds. Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE choose from: (1) a tour of Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned during the apartheid years; or (2) a half day tour of the beautiful wineland region outside Cape Town; or (3) a township tour for an insight into the multicultural side of Cape Town; or (4) an afternoon whale watching cruise (seasonal from July to September). (Must be pre-booked).
Today is your Included discovery of the most south-westerly point in Africa, Cape Peninsula. Enjoy spectacular views of the Cape of Good Hope from the summit of Cape Point, where the peninsula juts into the sea. Continue exploring the Cape before enjoying an Included lunch in a local restaurant. This afternoon you will visit Boulders Beach, home to the protected land-based colony of African penguins.
Farewell memorable Cape Town and journey along Route 62 via the charming town of Montagu and the ‘Klein Karoo’ to Oudtshoorn, known as the ‘feather capital of the world’ due to its perfect environment for raising ostriches. Included is your tour of the world famous Cango Caves, where the underground chambers are filled with breathtaking limestone formations such as the ‘organ pipes’, ‘Cleopatra’s needle’ and the ‘kneeling camel’ – prepare to be amazed! This evening enjoy an Included traditional ‘Afrikaans’ style dinner which includes ‘ostrich’ specialties.
Overnight Stay: Oudtshoorn
Included this morning is your visit to an ostrich farm to learn about every aspect of these intriguing birds from breeding to rearing. Continue onto the beautiful Garden Route to Plettenburg Bay for your Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE choose from: (1) a guided tour of Monkeyland, the world’s only free-roaming multi-species primate sanctuary; or (2) a visit the spectacular Birds of Eden Sanctuary to discover a vast array of native birdlife. Travel back to the resort town of Knysna, arriving at your hilltop oasis at Simola.
Two Night Stay: Knysna
Explore Knysna this morning at leisure before enjoying an Included visit to the Featherbed Nature Reserve, a World Heritage listed site. A short ferry ride across the lagoon is followed by a trip by Unimog drawn trailer to the top of the reserve. Enjoy the panoramic views at a scenic lookout whilst specialist guides share their knowledge of the local folklore. Once back in the Food Forest, a unique outdoor restaurant is situated under the Milkwood Trees, where you will enjoy an Included spectacular buffet lunch. This afternoon return by ferry to Knysna and enjoy free time to explore the Waterfront area.
This morning enjoy a visit to Storm’s River Mouth in the Tsitsikamma National Park. Continue to Port Elizabeth this afternoon and board your flight to Durban (flight not included).
Overnight Special Stay: Durban
Travel through the Dolphin Coast region amongst a sea of sugar cane fields to Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Park, an unspoilt wilderness of rolling hills, subtropical forest, acacia woodland and palm fringed rivers. World renowned for its rhino conservation program, The Hluhluwe and Umfolozi Reserves are the oldest such havens in Africa, being founded in 1895. It was here that the world-acclaimed Operation Rhino was introduced during the 1960’s, successfully capturing and relocating white rhino to sanctuaries within South Africa and abroad. Recently, Hluhluwe-Umfolozi has focused its efforts on saving the endangered black rhino, whose numbers in Africa have dwindled in the past decade. Later continue to our accommodation situated at the foot of Ghost Mountain in Northern Kwazulu Natal. Included SCENIC ENRICH this evening enjoy a mesmerising display of traditional dancing.
Two Night Stay: Ghost Mountain
This morning, enjoy your Included cruise on stunning Lake Jozini, and with luck experience the thrill of seeing wildlife coming to the water’s edge to drink. We enter the heart of Zululand, which is renowned for its subtropical climate and sandy beaches. Enjoy a visit to a traditional Zulu community in the Lebombo Mountains where you will have the opportunity to gain a unique insight into Zulu culture as it is today. On arrival at the village enjoy your Included SCENIC ENRICH experience as you are welcomed by the village chief and taken on a private tour of the village where you will learn about all facets of traditional Zulu life.
This morning relax and enjoy breath taking scenery as your journey continues across the mighty Lusutfu River en route to the tiny Kingdom of Swaziland. Travel through the rolling hills and magnificent valleys of Big Bend before arriving at your hotel, set in the natural tranquillity of the Ezulwini Valley.
Overnight Stay: Swaziland
Your journey continues as you travel to Kruger National Park, South Africa’s largest national park. A real treat awaits as you arrive at Tinga & Narina Private Game Lodge, situated on a private concession within Kruger National Park. The Sabie River flows through it, and it has the highest recorded concentration of leopards in Africa. Included this afternoon, enjoy a game drive in an open 4x4 safari vehicle. This evening savour the surrounding African bush land whilst dining at the lodge.
Two Night Special Stay: Kruger National Park
Today you will explore this amazing and famous National Park as you embark on Included morning and evening game drives. Limitless game viewing is possible as your open Land Rover is able to traverse the entire Kruger National Park without restriction, even off road to track the ‘Big Five’. SCENIC FREE CHOICE (1) a walking Safari (reasonable fitness level required); or (2) a wine tasting. Included SCENIC ENRICH this evening dine in the bush under a blanket of stars.
Today, journey the world renowned ‘Panorama Route’ and view the stunning Blyde River Canyon, one of Africa’s natural treasures. Included is your visit to Bourke’s Luck Potholes and a stop at God’s Window for breathtaking views. Arrive in Johannesburg late afternoon and this evening is at leisure.
Overnight Stay: Johannesburg
Depart the hotel this morning for your transfer to the airport to meet your flight (flight not included) to Livingstone, Zambia. On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel, set on the banks of the magnificent Zambezi River. This afternoon see the powerful and majestic falls at close range during your Included tour of the Zambian side of one of the seven Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls. Tonight climb aboard the historic Livingstone Express steam train for an Included traverse of Mosi-oa-Tunya Game Park, accompanied by a five course meal on board while the sun sets.
Three Night Special Stay: Livingstone
Included today is a day trip to Chobe National Park in neighbouring Botswana. On arrival there is an included cruise on the Chobe River, home to the largest concentration of elephants in Africa, as well as buffalo, hippo and teaming birdlife. Lunch is Included before an afternoon game drive along the Chobe River banks.
Today enjoy your Included SCENIC ENRICH visit to a local village to gain an appreciation of traditional tribal life. You will also explore the quaint town of Livingstone which is rich in scenery and heritage, and visit the Livingstone Museum. This afternoon explore this historic town further at your own pace or simply relax and enjoy the facilities of your luxury hotel before boarding your vessel for an Included sunset cruise on the Zambezi River. Enjoy sundowners as you absorb this stunning setting from a most unique vantage point.
Transfer to the airport for your flight (flight not included) to Johannesburg, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.Overnight Stay: Johannesburg
Today, an opportunity to take a magnificent helicopter flight over Victoria Falls (own expense).
This morning experience an Included township tour of Soweto. Transfer* to Johannesburg airport for your onward or homebound flight. Book after 5pm. (flight not included).
*Check transfer entitlements with your travel agent. For guests who have already received documentation - refer to your booking summary.