Majestic Africa

Experience the majesty and unique culture of Africa with us on this incredible 18 day African adventure. You will explore the wonders of Kruger Private Reserves, see the stunning Victoria Falls, discover the vibrant cultural melting pot and astonishing geography of Cape Town, enjoy the lively tourist city of Durban, shop, learn and experience in Johannesburg and Pretoria. Meet Africa's most iconic animal residents on private safaris, visit the largest forested canyon in the world; Blyde River Canyon, take a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River, experience "THE BOMA", an incredible Dinner and drum show featuring traditional African food, drumming and dancing, uncover the beauty of Cape Point, a scenic peninsula and one of the world's richest areas for plants. This tour includes natural, cultural and historic experiences to give you a taste of the rich diversity of Southern Africa. 

Travel in comfort and safety with an experienced guide and tour escort and stay in a mix of lodges, traveller villages and hotels along the way, each offering their own unique experiences. Tour begins in Toowoomba or Brisbane, but arrangments for alternate departure locations, early or extended stays and package modifications can be coordinated on prior arrangement.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Safari in Kruger Private Reserves
  • Tour Victoria Falls
  • Explore Cape Town
  • Discover Durban
  • Experience Johannesburg
  • Visit stunning Blyde River Canyon
  • Cruise on the Zambezi River at sunset
  • Experience THE BOMA, a traditional dinner and drum show
  • Visit Cape Point

All prices are in AUD and subject to change without notice due to currency fluctuation and flight availability. Contact our friendly team for current pricing.

Departing
24/06/2019
Duration
18 Days
Maximum Tour Size
30
Physical Rating
Moderate Fitness. Some walking, stairs, walking on uneven ground. Includes some walking tours. Stairs into Safari Trucks
Transport
Mini-bus, Safari Truck

Kruger Private Reserves:
Scattered along the unfenced western boundary of the world-renowned Kruger National Park, private game reserves combine with the Kruger to establish one of the world’s largest game reserves. This incredible destination offers visitors excellent Big Five game viewing opportunities and an array of luxury safari accommodation complete with world-class cuisine, relaxing spas and private pools. Visitors can look forward to fascinating night-drive safaris, guided nature walks, and open-top safari adventures. Some of these prestigious private reserves include: Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, Thornybush Private Game Reserve, and Timbavati Private Game Reserve, to name a few.

Blyde River Canyon:
The third largest canyon in the world, the Blyde River Canyon is exceptional for being the largest forested canyon in the world. The views from the rim are spectacular, especially the renowned view that includes the Three Rondavels. There are mountain reedbucks on the escarpment, dassies on the canyon walls, hippo and crocodile in the Blyde Dam and a rich selection of birdlife throughout, including a breeding colony of the rare bald ibis.

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe:
Resting on the southern banks of the Zambezi River at the western end of the eponymous falls, this popular tourist town is compact enough to walk around and makes an ideal base for travellers exploring the seventh wonder of the world, the unfathomably vast Victoria Falls. About two thirds of the falls can be viewed from the Zimbabwean side and, while the falls are undoubtedly the star attraction, the area provides both adventure seekers and sightseers with plenty of opportunities to warrant a longer stay. Popular activities include scenic flights over the falls in helicopters or micro lights, bungee jumping off the Victoria Falls Bridge, white-water rafting (seasonal), and day trips to Chobe National Park. The town itself offers some excellent accommodation and restaurant options as well as an eclectic variety of African curios and authentic art sold by friendly Zimbabwean locals who are wonderfully welcoming and eager to help you enjoy your stay.

Shearwater Guided Tour of the Falls
A knowledgeable guide will take guests on an unforgettable experience through the Victoria Falls rain forest, a journey that not only affords a view of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World but provides a great deal of interesting facts about the geology, wildlife and history of Africa’s most famous landmark. Visitors will listen to magical tales of local legend while they enjoy the constant spray from the “The Smoke that Thunders”. The Shearwater guide will also help ensure the best photographic opportunities of this breathtaking World Heritage Site. At the end of the tour, guests can enjoy something to eat at Shearwater’s Rainforest Cafe, which provides an ideal place to stop and refuel before their next adventure.

Shearwater Sunset Cruise
The sunset cruise on the Zambezi River is a definite must on any trip to Victoria Falls. Relax with a sundowner and snacks as you gaze out onto the banks of the river. Have your camera ready to capture one of the most amazing sunsets in Africa. You'll be sure to spot wildlife animals as they come down to the river for a drink after a hot day in the Zambezi National Park (Zimbabwe) and the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park (Zambia). Sightings of elephant, giraffe and other resident game are common. There's always an abundance of hippos and crocodiles. Birdlife is superb and the Fisheagles will usually fill the scene with their calls.

The Boma Restaurant
The Boma – Dinner & Drum Show is a “must do” Victoria Falls dining and entertainment experience, specializing in traditional African food, drumming and dancing. The food is cooked and served in the style and quantity of a lavish feast, including irresistible desserts. On arrival, you are dressed in a chitenge (traditional sarong) and welcomed into a vibrant atmosphere in which the tantalizing aromas of local dishes and game meat on the braai (barbecue) fill the restaurant, which is partially open to the star-filled African sky. Your meal begins with a mouth-watering platter of starters whilst the buffet includes soup from the campfire, a range of salads, game meat cooked on a braai (barbecue), followed by desserts. Vegetarian options are also available, as well as local dishes such as peanut butter spinach. You can also look forward to outstanding performances by traditional singers and dancers, and enjoy an energizing interactive drumming show. A face painter, storyteller, hair braider and fortune teller also form part of this festive evening.

Cape Town:
Resting at the confluence of the Indian and Atlantic oceans, sandwiched between the slopes of the iconic Table Mountain and the glistening sapphire waters of Table Bay, the exceptionally scenic city of Cape Town is in a class of its own. Some cities boast rich culture, vibrant nightlife, a cosmopolitan atmosphere and extraordinary architecture, while others boast breathtaking landscapes and extraordinary natural wonders. Cape Town is lucky enough to be blessed with all of these attractions and so much more. With its bustling harbour, world-class beaches, top-notch vineyards, and its mountainous surroundings brimming with diverse flora and fauna, Cape Town consistently captivates the hearts of all who visit.

Cape Point:
Cape Point is a spectacular sight, covered in endemic fynbos and home to breathtaking bays, beaches and rolling green hills and valleys, just 60km outside of Cape Town. Cape Point falls within the Cape Floral Region, a World Heritage Site. The Cape Floral Region is one of the richest areas for plants in the world – it is home to nearly 20% of Africa’s flora. Cape Point is open daily and is a must-see.

Durban:
With its beautiful beaches, lively wining and dining scene, and rich cultural heritage, Durban is South Africa’s third largest city and KwaZulu Natal’s tourist hub. The swimming and surfing are rated the best of any major city across the world and because of the sub-tropical climate the water is warm all year round. Known as the Golden Mile, this stretch of beaches and amusement parks is Durban’s major attraction with the recently developed UShaka Marine World at the southern end providing a world-class aquarium and other entertainments. Visitors can look forward to an array of wonderful activities including: strolling along the beachfront promenade, visiting the Durban Botanical Gardens and exploring the many Asian and Indian markets.

Johannesburg:
Johannesburg is one of Africa’s biggest and most vibrant cities. It is the economic capital of Africa and the gateway to Southern Africa. Although not as famous as other South African destinations, there is plenty to do in Johannesburg and nearby Pretoria. The old city is a multi-cultural mixture of traditional medicine shops, Chinese restaurants, taxi ranks and ultra-modern skyscrapers. There are excellent museums, art galleries and organised tours of historical and political interest. The shopping is Southern Africa’s best and the many restaurants cater for all tastes. The nearby township of Soweto is Johannesburg’s most popular tourist attraction.

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Day 1: Overnight Travel - Mon, 24 June
When checking in at Brisbane Airport check your bags all the way through to Hoedspruit Airport in South Africa.
Clear customs and immigration in Perth.

Day 2: Makutsi Safari Springs, Kruger Private Reserves - Tue, 25 June
Upon arrival into Johannesburg collect your luggage to clear customs and immigration. Make your way to the bag drop area then on to your departure gate for your flight to Hoedspruit. On arrival you will be met and transferred to Makutsi. Enjoy an afternoon of relaxation and getting to know the camp and the mineral springs. Dinner is served in the traditional open air “Lapa”.

Day 3: Makutsi Safari Springs, Kruger Private Reserves - Wed, 26 June
Before breakfast your ranger will take you for a 3-hour morning game drive in an open Land Rover. Most of the African wildlife can be encountered here, including elephant, rhino, zebra, lion, giraffe, crocodile, hippo, leopard...the list goes on. After breakfast you deserve a rest and time to enjoy the Makutsi Springs. Early afternoon, depart for another 3-hour game drive before returning just in time for a sundowner at the Makutsi Lapa.

Day 4: Makutsi Safari Springs, Kruger Private Reserves - Thu, 27 June
Depart at 5am for a full day’s game viewing in the world famous Kruger National Park. The early hours of the day are used for finding as much game as possible. Your guide will take a picnic style breakfast along, and a stop is made at one of the many rest areas. After breakfast, off on more game exploration until lunchtime (at own expense), when you stop at one of the camps inside the Kruger National Park. After lunch, off again for more exciting game viewing. Return to Makutsi around 4-5pm.

Day 5: Makutsi Safari Springs, Kruger Private Reserves - Fri, 28 June
Morning of leisure. Enjoy the warm mineral pools or your own private safari (additional cost) or enjoy sitting on your terrace, reading a good book. Depart Makutsi at 3pm for a 5-hour game drive. Around sunset, light snacks and drinks will be enjoyed during a short Sundowner break. After snacks, continue your safari in search of the various nocturnal animals. Take a jacket along in winter, as it can get chilly once the sun disappears. Return to Makutsi Main Camp around 8pm when dinner will be served.

Day 6: Makutsi Safari Springs, Kruger Private Reserves - Sat, 29 June
After breakfast depart at 9am for a day of sightseeing in the breathtaking Drakensberg Mountains and Blyde River Canyon. Several stops are made along the way, including the Bourke’s Luck Potholes and the Three Rondavels Viewpoint overlooking the Blyde Dam. Changes to the itinerary can be made subject to weather conditions. A lunch stop will be made (at own expense) before returning to Makutsi around 4-5pm. This day offers opportunities to purchase locally made crafts and curios.

Day 7: Makutsi Safari Springs, Kruger Private Reserves - Sun, 30 June
Enjoy your third 3-hour game drive in an open Land Rover on the Makutsi Game Reserve, either early morning or in the afternoon. For the remainder of the day, enjoy relaxing in the pools, reading on your terrace, visiting the Hippo Hide... Let Africa take care of you.

Day 8: Shearwater Explorers Village, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe - Mon, 1 July
After breakfast depart for the airport for your flight to Livingstone, Zambia. On arrival purchase your UniVisa for US$50 that will grant you entry to Zambia and Zimbabwe. You will then be met and transferred to the hotel for check in.

Day 9: Shearwater Explorers Village, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe - Tue, 2 July
Today depart for a Guided Tour of the Falls followed by an evening Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River.

Day 10: Shearwater Explorers Village, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe - Wed, 3 July
Day of leisure. Tonight you will experience a Traditional Boma Dinner.

Day 11: Sun Square Cape Town Gardens, Cape Town - Thu, 4 July
After breakfast and a morning of leisure you will be met and transferred to the airport for your flight to Cape Town. On arrival you will be met and transferred to the hotel for check in.

Day 12: SunSquare Cape Town Gardens, Cape Town - Fri, 5 July
After breakfast enjoy a half day City and Table Mountain Tour.

Day 13: SunSquare Cape Town Gardens, Cape Town - Sat, 6 July
Today enjoy a Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour.

Day 14: Garden Court Umhlanga, Durban - Sun, 7 July
Depart for the Airport for your flight to Durban. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your Hotel for check in. The remainder of the day will be at leisure.

Day 15: Garden Court Umhlanga, Durban - Mon, 8 July
Today depart for a Guided Tour of the Falls followed by an evening Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River.

Day 16: Peermont Mondior Hotel at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg - Tue, 9 July
After breakfast transfer to the Airport for your flight to Johannesburg. Upon arrival take the Hotel courtesy shuttle to the Hotel for check in.

Day 17: Overnight Travel - Wed, 10 July
After breakfast you will be met and will depart for a full day tour of Pretoria visiting Breaker Morants Grave and Pretoria Railway. At the end of the tour you will be taken to the Johannesburg Airport arriving in time to check in for your departure flight home via Perth.

Day 18: End of Itinerary - Thu, 11 July

Fly from OR Tambo international airport to Perth for connecting flight to Brisbane Domestic Airport.

Included Meals: 17 Breakfasts, 7 Dinner

Transport: Tour Coach, Mini-Bus, Safari Truck

Flights: 9 Economy Flights. Departure from Brisbane (or other on arrangement)

Brisbane Domestic Airport BNE - Perth International Airport PER
Perth International Airport PER - Tambo International Airport JNB
Tambo International Airport JNB - Eastgate Airport HDS
Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport MQP - Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport LVI
Victoria Falls International Airport VFA - Cape Town International Airport CPT
Cape Town International Airport CPT - King Shaka International Airport DUR
King Shaka International airport DUR - Tambo International JNB
Tambo International JNB - Perth International PER
Perth International PER - Brisbane Domestic BNE

Accommodation: 16 Nights Accommodation

All Airport Transfers

Activities: 

  • Safari in Kruger Private Reserves
  • Tour Victoria Falls
  • Visit stunning Blyde River Canyon
  • Cruise on the Zambezi River at sunset
  • THE BOMA, a traditional dinner and drum show

Makutsi Safari Springs: ★ ★ ★ ☆
Makutsi Safari Springs is a privately owned Lodge featuring two swimming pools with soft thermal-mineral water that comes from the earth at 34°C, offering healthy water for the guests. Both the restaurant and the bar are built as an open "Lapa", allowing for a natural and relaxed atmosphere where people like to mingle and talk about the daily happenings. Accommodation is presented in African style Rondavels (Bungalows), scattered around the spacious camp. All the Rondavels have en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold water, electricity, a mini-bar, coffee/tea facilities, ceiling fans, and a private terrace. 

Shearwater Explorers Village:★ ★ ★
Located merely 400m from the Victoria Falls, 100m from the epicenter of the Victoria Falls town with its craft and craft & curio markets, bohemian cafes and overlooking a natural African bush panorama the Shearwater Explorers Village is the perfect “Base Camp”. Comprising of 16 private chalets, the Village represents affordable accommodation at its finest – clean, cool, relaxing, elegant, excellent traditional food, ice cold drinks and exceptionally friendly hosts ready to welcome you and guide you through your Victoria Falls experience.

SunSquare Cape Town Gardens:★ ★ ★ 
For leisure travellers, it is beautifully positioned at the base of Table Mountain – one of the new ‘Seven Wonders of Nature’ and is close to Long Street, with its vast selection of chic restaurants and boutique shops, offering an array of daytime and nighttime activities. The hotel is also located within close proximity to main attractions in the area such as the V&A Waterfront, South African National Museum, VOC Company Gardens, Table Mountain Cable Stations and the gorgeous beaches of Camps Bay and Bloubergstrand. The hotel bedrooms are refreshingly modern and offer comfort and style, featuring stylish furnishings, warm lighting, contemporary flat-screen televisions, ultra-modern writing desks, electronic safes, as well as in-room fridges and super-cool new air conditioning. The en-suite bathrooms also sport a new look with beautiful chrome and ceramic tile finishes.

Garden Court Umhlanga:★ ★ ★ 
Easy relaxation, well-appointed hotel rooms, and savvy service are hallmarks of the Garden Court experience, with a host of amenities that cater to every need. Garden Court hotel rooms include amenities like air-conditioning, complimentary WiFi, electronic safes, in-room tea and coffee facilities and room service.

Peermont Mondior Hotel at Emperors Palace:★ ★ ★ 
Enjoy elegance at an attractive price...the 4-star Peermont Mondior hotel at Emperors Palace sets an exciting standard in world-class business, conference and leisure accommodation. The hotel features 150 spacious rooms and suites furnished in contemporary African elegance and fitted with cutting-edge technology. Its convenient location next to O.R. Tambo International Airport makes it suitable for business and leisure travellers. Enjoy breakfast and light meals at the chic Oriana restaurant or a sociable cocktail at The Silver Moon bar. Guests have access to the casino, dining, entertainment, convention and relaxation facilities of the Emperors Palace hotel, casino and convention resort.

Departing
24/06/2019
Duration
18 Days
Maximum Tour Size
30
Physical Rating
Moderate Fitness. Some walking, stairs, walking on uneven ground. Includes some walking tours. Stairs into Safari Trucks
Transport
Mini-bus, Safari Truck
Price
AUD $10,970
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