CITY AND TABLE MOUNTAIN (CAPE TOWN)

Departure:Daily at 08h30 and 13h30
Duration:4.5 hours
Entrance included: Castle of Good Hope & SA Museum
Meals included: None

HALF DAY CITY TOUR
Situated below Table Mountain, Devils Peak and Lions Head, Cape Town offers a rich cultural and industrial heritage, grand splendour and an assurance of activity of excitement at the V&A Waterfront. The tour commences with a tour of Table Mountain (weather permitting; cable car fee not incl.). In the city itself, we visit the Company Gardens, the S.A. Museum, the Castle of Good Hope and the vibrant and arty flea market, Greenmarket Square. We take a trip through the picturesque Bo-Kaap. The tour ends at the Waterfront.

Winelands Tours

FULL DAY WINELANDS TOUR

Depature: Daily 8h30

Duration: 9 hours

End: 17h30

Entrance included: 3 wine tastings

Meals included: None

This delightful drive winds its way to the heart of the Cape Winelands, through superb mountain ranges, wineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads. Head off to the wine country via the N2 to the heart of South Africa's wine industry, Stellenbosch, boasting great beauty and culture that is steeped in South African history.

Walk down the canal-line avenues, in the shade of giant oak trees and beautifully preserved historic building. With the sheer vastness of wine estates on offer, we are truly spoilt for choice when we enjoy our first wine tasting of the day at the Waterford Estate or similar.

Travel over the Helshoogte Pass to the town of Franschhoek, historically dating back to the 17th century when the French Huguenots arrived. Billed as the Gourmet Capital of South Africa, this charming town, in a most picturesque valley, retains a French Huguenot style.

You enjoy a wine tasting before taking time to enjoy the fabled culinary skills of the Franschhoek chefs at one of the many award winning restaurants (lunch not included in cost). Onward to Paarl, one of the Cape's first farming districts. The town is set at the foot of the cluster of remarkable granite domes from which it takes it name.

You last stop for the day is at a wine estate on the Paarl wine route.

NOTE: Alternative estates may be visited over weekends and public holidays.

HALF DAY CAPE WINELANDS TOUR

Departure: Daily at 8h30 and 13h15

Duration: 4.5 hours Includes: 2 wine tastings

Meals included: None

 

CAPE POINT AND PENINSULA TOUR

Full day option

Departure: Daily at 08h30
Duration: 9 hours
Entrance included: Cape of Good Hope Reserve, Boulders Penguin Colony & Kirstenbosch botanical garden
Meals included: None

This is an awe- inspiring tour to the towering headland known as Cape Point. Magnificent beaches, breathtaking views, historic and picturesque coastal villages are to be seen along the way. The Cape Peninsula is one of the world's most scenic areas and stretches from the City centre to Cape Point.

Tour commences at 8h30. We travel along the Atlantic Seaboard via Sea Point, Clifton and Camps Bay, stopping at a Llandudno look-out point before continuing to Hout Bay, a quaint village and fishing harbour with magnificent mountain views and beach. Optional: Seal Island boat trip (seasonal, weather permitting) (not included in cost). On through Chapman's Peak, one of the world's most breathtaking coastal drives, to Cape Point and the Good Hope Nature Reserve, which has magnificent fynbos vegetation, birdlife, endemic antelope species and zebra, historic lighthouses and shipwrecks. Cape Point is perceived to be the meeting point of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

After lunch at a nearby restaurant (not included in cost), you go on to the historic Simon's Town, a village with charming Victorian architecture, a naval base and a large penguin colony at the beautiful Boulders Beach. Boulders Penguin Colony (included in cost) is home to a growing colony of the vulnerable African Penguin. Wooden walkways allow visitors to view the penguins in their natural habitat and there is also a new information centre.

You then make your way to visit the well- known Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. The Garden is one of eight National Botanical Gardens covering five of South Africa's six different biomes. When Kirstenbosch, the most famous of the gardens, was founded in 1913 to preserve the country's unique flora, it was the first botanical garden in the world with this ethos. The garden is world- renowned for the beauty and diversity of the Cape Flora it displays and for the magnificence of its setting against the eastern slopes of Table Mountain.

The tour ends at +/-17h30.

Half Day Cape Point & Peninsula Tour

Departure: Daily at 8h30 and 13h30
Duration: 4.5 hours
Entrance included: Cape Point & Boulders
Meals included: None

We travel along the Atlantic Seaboard via Sea Point, Clifton and Camps Bay, stopping at Llandudno look-out point and continuing to Hout Bay. On to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, which has a wide variety of plant, bird and animal life. We go on to Simon's Town, a village with a naval and a large penguin colony at the beautiful Boulders Beach.

The tour ends at +/- 17h30.

FULL DAY CAPE RIVIERA AND WHALES TOUR

Departure: Seasonal Tour (Aug to Nov)

Duration: 9 hours

Includes: Harbour Museum and Harold Porter Botanical Garden

Meals Included: None

August to November is usually the best time to see the Southern Right Whale in our waters. Hermanus' Walker Bay is and ideal place for whale watching. The mammals, which often come as close to 50 metres from the shore, are given displays of breaching, lobtailing, spyhopping and courtship rituals.

Depart Cape Town via Elgin, which is the heart of the apple industry, en route to Hermanus, stopping at the Old Harbour Musuem. As long ago as 1857, the old Harbour at Hermanus Pietersfontein provided a rocky but safe shelter for the small fishing boats whose owners were drawn to Hermanus by the abundance and variety of fish.

The Old Harbour was proclaimed a "Musuem" in 1972. Travel to the Hamilton Russell Vineyards established by Tim Hamilton Russell in 1981. He searched for and selected the most suitable "most southerly vineyards in the Cape" to produce South Africa's top cool climate wines. This was of course in the cool, maritime Walker Bay area, in the beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. The new generation proprietor, Anthony Hamilton Russell, says he is more interested in soils. The team comes closer each year to realising the full quality potential of the Hamilton Russell Vineyards terroir.

Take a scenic drive to the town of Kleinmond, for a visit to the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens. This beautiful, secluded garden is set between mountain and sea, in the heart of the Cape Fybos region and encompasses 10 hectares of cultivated fynbos garden and 190.5 hectares of pristine natural fynbos. Situated in the centre of the coastal fynbos where the flora is at its richest, the garden encompasses mountain slopes with their wind-clipped heathlands, deep gorges with relict forests, flats and marshes with restios, sedges and bulbd, as well as dunes adjacent to the beach with their specialised salt-adapted plants.

The garden is renowned for its waterfalls and amber pools. The high twisitng coastal road leading from Cape Hangklip to Gordan's Bay is one of the most spectacular anywhere, and with its new coat of tarmac is an absolute pleasure to ride. Not only does this route offer wondrous vistas out to sea, across sweeping bays and vertucally down into transparent sapphire shallows, it offers a perfect setting for the entrance to the "Riviera of the Cape".

The tour ends at +/- 17h30

FULL DAY WALK TO FREEDOM

Departure: 8h30

Duration: 9 hours

Entrance include: District Six Museum, Township walk & Robben Island

Meals Included: None

"No easy road to freedom" was a central theme in most of the Mass Democratic Movement's campaigns, from the early days through to the late 1980s. Any understanding of present day conditions in South Africa is greatly enhanced by looking at past injustice, the legacy of the struggle and the promise of reconstruction and development initiatives under way at present. Freedom has not come easy. This tour offers a wealth of insight into South African history. It includes a brief educational introduction to Cape Town, one of the world's most varied and popular cities.

The Bo-Kaap A look at the picturesque "Malay Quarter", a living cultural museum and home to the oldest mosque in the Southern Hemisphere. We discover the unique culture, lifestyle and personality of the Cape Muslim community and their contribution to South African's development. District Six As a result of the Group Areas Act, 60 000 Capetonian families were forcibly removed from this once vibrant area between 1966 and 1982. The District Six issue remains crucial. We examine the now desolate area, Zonnebloem, which was District Six and visit the living museum which attempts to represent and recapture District Six in various ways- as a fine-spun tapestry of communal life torn apart but not forgotten.

The Townships and Cape Flats Seeking racial segregation, apartheid policies disrupted all non-white population groups, dostorted both rural and urban development and ensured hopeless overcrowding. Few houses were built. Sprawling satellite camps of seemingly endless shanties- makeshift structures of various materials- provide little more than a roof and some shelter. As we shall see, squatter settlements are seeking their own solutions as an economic necessity.

Against all odds, township life prevails, in all its nuances. Robben Island Formerly a political prison and leper colony before that, this historic landmark was recently established as a museum and national monument. Experience the conditions of incarceration- view Nelson Mandela's maximum-security prison cell (Cell 5) and see the lime quarries. In the one, hard labour was served, in the other prisoners discussed strategy, freedom and the future. Later, many would develop eye problems as a result of the sun's reflection off the lime surfaces.

This well-preserved landmark is a monument to the triumph of freedom, dignity and determination over humiliation and oppression. On Robben Island, visitors' movements are restricted by regulation to the bus and the group's guide. Tours of the island are conducted in large buses. On return to the V & A Waterfront you will be escorted back to your hotel.

HALF DAY WALK TO FREEDOM

Departure: 8h30 Daily

Duration: 5 hours Entrance included:

District 6 Museum & Township Walk

Meals included: None

"No easy road to freedom" was a central theme in most of the Mass Democratic Movement's campaigns, from the early days through to the late 1980s. Any understanding of present day conditions in South Africa is greatly enhanced by looking at past injustice, the legacy of the struggle and the promise of reconstruction and development initiatives under way at present. Freedom has not come easy.

This tour offers a wealth of insight into South African history. It includes a brief educational introduction to Cape Town, one of the world's most varied and popular cities. The Bo-Kaap A look at the picturesque "Malay Quarter", a living cultural museum and home to the oldest mosque in the Southern Hemisphere. We discover the unique culture, lifestyle and personality of the Cape Muslim community and their contribution to South African's development. District Six As a result of the Group Areas Act, 60 000 Capetonian families were forcibly removed from this once vibrant area between 1966 and 1982.

The District Six issue remains crucial. We examine the now desolate area, Zonnebloem, which was District Six and visit the living museum which attempts to represent and recapture District Six in various ways- as a fine-spun tapestry of communal life torn apart but not forgotten. The Townships and Cape Flats Seeking racial segregation, apartheid policies disrupted all non-white population groups, dostorted both rural and urban development and ensured hopeless overcrowding.

Few houses were built. Sprawling satellite camps of seemingly endless shanties- makeshift structures of various materials- provide little more than a roof and some shelter. As we shall see, squatter settlements are seeking their own solutions as an economic necessity. Against all odds, township life prevails, in all its nuances.

HALF DAY JOHANNESBURG CITY TOUR

Days: Tuesday to Saturday at 8h30 - 12h30

Departure: Airport Hotels at 8h00 Sandton Hotels at 8h30 Downtown Hotels at 8h45

Duration: 4 hours

Entrance included: Museum Africa

Meals included: None

Johannesburg is a booming, happening city and the area close to City Hall and Newtown Cultural Precinct, which has completely transformed the Market Theatre and surrounds, now forms the heart of urban revival. Visit Museum Africa which records the continent's past, when the first civilisations thrived.

The tour also passes through the Banking district, the Magistrate's Court and the Supreme Court. Visit the "top of Africa" at the Carlton Centre from where you would have endless views over Johannesburg. Drive through some of the most picturesque and avant-garde suburbs in the country before returning to your hotel.

 

All tours require a minimum of two persons and operate on a pre-booked basis with English Speaking driver/guide

HALF DAY SOWETO TOUR

Days: Monday to Friday at 8h30 - 12h30

Departure: Airport Hotels at 8h00 Sandton Hotels at 8h30 Downtown Hotels at 8h45

Duration: 4 hours Entrance Included: Mandela Museum & Hector Pieterson Memorial

Meals included: None

Soweto is a sprawling township, or more accurately, a cluster of townships on the south-western flank of Johannesburg. Soweto was created in the 1930s, with Orlando the first township established. In the 1950s, more black people were relocated there from "black spots" in the inner city- black neighborhoods which the apartheid government had reserved for whites.

With a population of over 2 million, the township is the biggest black urban settlement in Africa with a rich political history. Soweto was the centre of political campaigns aimed at the overthrow of the apartheid state. The 1976 student uprising started in Soweto and spread to the rest of the country. Many of the sights on this route therefore have political significance. From the footbridge of the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, the largest on the continent, one can get a panoramic view of Soweto.

Visit the Hector Pieterson Museum in Orlands West, Soweto, built in memory of the poeple who died that day, 16 June 1976. Nelson Mandela's humble little house in Orlandao West, Soweto, now called the Mandela Family Museum, is an interesting stopover for those keen to imbibe a slice of authentic history on the world's most famous former prisoner. The museum, a house comprising four inter-leading rooms, contains a rather eclectic assortment of memorabilia, paintings and photographs of the Mandela family as well as a collection of honorary doctorates bestowed on Nelson Mandela from universities and institutions around the world.

You can also have a glimpse of the mansion belonging to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in an affluent part of Orlando West. Archbishop Desmond Tutu's house and the Sisulu residences are in the same neighborhood.

HALF DAY APARTHEID MUSEUM TOUR

Days: Tuesday to Sunday 13h00 - 17h00

Departure: Downtown Hotels at 12h45 Sandton Hotels at 13h15

Duration: 4 hours

Entrance included: Apartheid Museum

Meals included: None

The Apartheid Museum opened in 2001 and is acknowledged as the pre-eminent museum in the world dealing with 20th Century South Africa, at the heart of which is the apartheid story.

Beginning in 1948, the white-elected National Party government implemented the policy of apartheid which turned 20 million people into second class citizens, damning them to a life of servitude, humiliation and abuse. Their liberation in 1994 with the election of Nelson Mandela, the prisoner who became president, is a climax in the saga of a nation's resistance, courage and fortitude.

The Apartheid Museum, the first of its kind, illustrates the rise and fall of apartheid.

An architectural consortium, comprising several leading architectural firms, conceptualised the design of the design of the building on a seven-hectare stand. The museum is a superb example of design, space and landscape offering the international community a unique South African experience.

The exhibits have been assembled and organised by a multi-disciplinary team of curators, film-makers, historians and designers.

They include provocative film footage, photographs, text panels and artifacts illustrating the events and human stories that are part of the epic saga known as apartheid. For anyone wanting to understand and experience what apartheid South Africa was really like, a visit to the Apartheid Museum is fundamental.

The museum is a beacon of hope showing the world how South Africa is coming to terms with its oppressive past and working towards a future that all South Africans can call their own.

HALF DAY LESEDI CULTURAL VILLAGE

Days: Twice Daily - 10h30 - 15h30 / 15h30 - 20h30

Departure: Downtown Hotels at 10h00 / 15h00 Sandton Hotels at 10h30 / 15h30

Duration: 5 hours

Entrance included: Lesedi Cultural Village

Meals included: Lunch or dinner

Enjoy a visit to the Lesedi Cultural Village and experience the ethnic heart of Southern Africa at this unique venue. Take a tour around the many cultural diversities of our rainbow nation in a natural environment, enjoying their delicious cuisine and tribal dancing, and meet the Chief in his Royal Kraal. Lesedi African Lodge is a multi-cultural village set amongst the pristine bushveld and rocky hills less than an hour's drive north of Johannesburg.

Situated at Lesedi African Lodge are five traditional homesteads - the Zulus with their fighting sticks and cosy beehive huts, the Xkosa with their perfectly thatched "rondawels" and distinctive white blankets, the rhythmic drums and whistles of the Pedi tribe, the conical straw hats and thick, coloured blankets of the Basotho and the colourful homes of the Ndebele. Families peacefully living their traditional lives inhabit each homestead at Lesedi.

Additional huts for each village have been constructed in each homestead offering the unique opportunity of staying with a traditional rural African family - however, all home comforts have been catered for including cosy beds and beautiful en suite bathrooms with showers. Lesedi is a Sotho word that means "Light". It was made famous by the great leader and founder of the Southern Sotho Nation, Moshoeshoe.

During the terrible Mfecane wars, refugees from many nations joined him and were saved by him. Lesedi African Lodge awaits those willing to participate in an adventure that reveals the mystical cultures and traditions of the people of Africa, steeped in tribal folklore and ancestral traditions. Our culture is the light of our nation - whoever walks here amongst our cultures at Lesedi can also see the light.

HALF DAY PRETORIA CITY TOUR

Days: Tuesday to Saturday 13h00 - 17h00

Departure: Downtown Hotels at 12h30 Sandton Hotels at 13h00

Duration: 4 hours

Entrance included: Voortrekker Monument & Kruger House

Meals included: None

The City of Tshwane is home to the Union Buildings - residence of the Presidency and his government and home to Parliament during the winter months. Pretoria is also a place of culture with a series of theatres, museums and monuments.

Visit the Paul Kruger House Museum the Voortrekker Monument, stop at the Union Buildings and drive past Church Square which was the scene of arguably the most famous political trial in South Africa's history, the Rivonia Treason Trial.

HALF DAY GOLD REEF CITY

Days: Wednesday to Sunday 13h00 - 17h00

Departure: Airport Hotels at 12h15 Sandton Hotels at 12h45 Downtown Hotels at 13h15

Duration: 4 hours

Entrance included: Gold Reef City

Meals included: None

A wonderful opportunity to descend into a vast gold mine at Gold Reef City, named after the richness upon which the city of Johannesburg was built. Watch a gold pour, see the miners carry out their traditional tribal and gum boot dancing, learn a bit of their specially devised mine language- still used today to cover the many and diverse tribes who worked here. Stroll through the theme park reflecting the life of the mining town at the turn of the last century. There is plenty to do for young and old but remember to wear comfortable walking shoes.

HALF DAY VALLEY OF A 1000 HILLS TOUR

Departure: Daily at 8:30-13:00

Duration: 4.5 hours

Entrance included: Zulu Village and Snake & Crocodile Park

Meals included: None

This is a tour of complete scenery, culture and game all rolled into one tour. Drive through the western Durban suburbs on the picturesque countryside of the Valley of a Thousand Hills. Visit a reconstructed Zulu village where you will be taken into traditional beehive shaped thatched huts, where the various artefacts, beliefs and rituals are explained, providing insight into the fascinating Zulu culture. Following the impressive Zulu dancing show, enjoy a guided tour of the Crocodile and Snake Park.

FULL DAY SHAKAZULU EXPERIENCE

Departure: Daily at 8:30-17:30

Duration: 9 hours

Entrance included: Shakaland

Meals included: Buffet lunch

Feel the pulsating rhythm of mysterious and magical Africa as you re-live the excitement and romance of the days of Shaka, King of the Zulus. You will be collected early for your tour to Shakaland. Enjoy a two hour drive from Durban along the Dolphin Coast via Sibaya inland to the rural Zululand area. Visit Shakaland, a Zulu Kraal near Eshowe in the Nkwalini Valley.

Participate in and experience a cultural programme of Zulu traditions which includes spear making, hut building, pottery and weaving. You will be enthralled and dazzled by the spectacular Zulu dance show and enjoy a tast of Zulu beer.

Enjoy a typical Zulu meal, buffet style, while being entertained by traditional singing and dancing before returning to Durban.

 

HALF DAY DURBAN CITY TOUR

Departure: Daily at 8:30-13:00

Durations: 4.5 hours

Entrance included: None

Meals included: None

A tour dedicated to the discovery of the cultural & historical contrasts of this cosmopolitan city where east meets west. Drive along Durban's distinctive beachfront, the Golden Mile, past the art-deco buildings and uShaka Marine World to the Point at the harbour entrance.

Drive along Victoria Embankment and through the city past buildings of historical significance such as the Natal Museum, City Hall and the Play House Theatre. Visit the colourful and lively Victoria Street Market filled with the aromas of Indian spices.

End the tour with a 15 minute walk through the Botanic Gardens (time permitting) before returning to your hotel.

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK EXPERIENCE

Departure: Tuesdays / Fridays at 8h00

Duration: 3 days Meals included: 2 breakfasts, 3 dinners and 1 lunch

Included: Transport in an air-conditioned luxury vehicle English speaking THETA registered tour guide Accommodation in 4 star property

DAY 1- Tuesday / Friday (D)

Morning departure from Johannesburg with your Travel guide, Travel to the "Land of the Rising Sun"- Mpumalanga. Your 5 1/2 hour journey take you through incredible scenery- mountains, panoramic passes, valleys, rivers, waterfalls and forests characterise the landscape. Arrive at your hotel in the late afternoon. Check in to start your Kruger Experience immediately with an afternoon open vehicle game drive into the Kruger National Park. All safaris in the Kruger National Park are operated in specially designed open safari vehicles and you are accompanied by a qualified and experienced FGASA and SATOUR registered guide.

Kruger National Park consists of nearly 2 million hectares of unrivalled diversity of life forms fused with historical and archaeological sites- this is real Africa. The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience ranks with the best in Africa. Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the Souht african Lowveld, the park is a world leader in advanced environmental management techniques and policies. Truly the flagship of the South African national parks, Kruger is home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 114 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals.

After the sun has set on your first exhilarating day, return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Overnight Protea Hotel Kruger Gate (standard room) or similar

DAY 2- Wednesday / Saturday (BLD)

After breakfast, embark on a full day safari into Kruger National Park. The safari start early in the morning and your guide will cover as much area as possible. Stops will be included at the various lookout points within the park and you will be given the opportunity to explore man's interaction with the Lowveld environment over many centuries- from bushman rock paintings to majestic archaeological sites like Masorini and Thilamela. These treasures represent the cultures, persons and events that played a role in history of the Kruger National Park and are conserved along with the park's natural assets.

A packed lunch will be enjoyed inside the park.

Return to the hotel in the early evening in time for dinner at the hotel.

Overnight Protea Hotel Kruger Gate (standard room) or similar.

DAY 3- Thursday / Sunday

After an early breakfast, depart the Kruger National Park and travel back to Johannesburg via the "Panorama Route". The Panorama Route is best known for its cultural heritage and its dramatic landscapes. It leads through the rugged mountain range of the northern Drakensberg in the Mpumalanga province of South Africa. Travel through "God's playground" to "God's Window" overlooking the green Lowveld. Further north along the route, stop along many well-positioned vantage points from where one has a view of the 33km long Blyde River Canyon gorge, which starts at "Bourke's Luck Potholes" and ends at the "Three Rondavels". The Potholes are very impressive rock formations that were shaped millions of years ago by erosion. The bizarre swirl holes developed when the once rapid river carried masses of sand and debris. Time and weather permitting, stop at various waterfalls along the way.

The tour ends on arrival at your Johannesburg based hotel or with drop-off at the O.R. Tambo International Airport by 18h00.

 

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KALAHARI AND OKAVANGO

Kalahari Desert Camp

Location

The Kalahari Desert Camp is located on a 15500 hectare private game reserve. The reserve borders on the 5.5 million hectare Central Kalahari Game Reserve - one of the largest wildlife reserves in the world. Our reserve is home to the following wildlife species: Oryx, Red Hartebeest, Springbuck, Eland, Plains Zebra, Blue Wildebeest, Lion, Cheetah, Brown Hyaena, Leopard, Caracal, Aardwolf and Aardvark; and over 200 species of bird, including thousands of the ubiquitous Red-billed Quelea. The proximity of the farm to the Central Kalahari Game Reserve allows for convenient day and overnight excursions into the reserve.

Facilities

The Kalahari Desert Camp offers accommodation in six luxury tents with a bed capacity of twelve. The tents are categorised as follows:

• 3 luxury tents with an ensuite bathroom (indoor)

• 2 luxury tents have an ensuite open air bathroom, with ball and claw baths • The Honey-moon suite has a private swimming pool The lounge and dining area are adjacent to the swimming pool and the viewing deck over looks a wellvisited water hole.

The following are fully inclusive:

• Morning and evening drives on the game farm

• Guided walks

• Cultural interaction with Herero on 3 night stays

• All meals, teas and coffees

• Government tax

We also offer, at an additional cost:

Guided day trips into the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and Over night camping trips in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve Day trips include:

• Open 4x4 Safari Vehicle

• Packed lunch

• Tea and coffee Stop

• Park fees

• Professional guide

Overnight trips include:

• Travel in an open 4x4 Safari Vehicle

• Bush lunches and dinners

• Tea and coffee stops

• Park and camping fees

• Tented accommodation

• Professional guide

VICTORIA FALLS AND CHOBE (ZIMBABWE/ BOTSWANA)

Chobe Marina Lodge is located in the North Eastern corner of Botswana where four great African countries converge: Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and Namibia. At Chobe Marina Lodge you are surrounded by the beauty of nature.

All sixty of the river facing bedrooms captures the essence of Africa. River and land excursions at Chobe make this destination unequalled. Your safari experience at Chobe Marina Lodge allows you to get up close and personal with nature. Accommodation is provided in thatched studios, apartments, chalets and suites, with private lounges and modern comforts such as air conditioning, ceiling fans, satellite TV, telephones and mini bars.

Photographic opportunities abound, sunset moments are plentiful and with the more than 45 000 elephant that reside within the Chobe National Park, you are guaranteed to bank a lasting memory or two.

The resort of Elephant Hills, only 4km from the Victoria Falls, provides guests with a panoramic vista of the mighty Zambezi River and its surroundings. 276 rooms and an 18-hole golf course, designed by Gary Player, await you, a memorable blend of luxury and wilderness.

Modern facilities and equipment are available for guests, these include 3 restaurants and five bars a gymnasium as well as a sauna.

The Elephant Hills Hotel also offers a host of sporting attractions, including Zimbabwe's largest outdoor pool as well as 2 floodlit all-weather tennis courts and two squash courts.

Elephant Hills hotel has a business center, a beauty salon/barber, and laundry and valet service and 24-hour hotel room service.

2 Nights Chobe Marina Lodge, 2 Nights Elephant Hills Services

Day 1:

Scheduled road transfer from Vic Falls Airport to Elephant Hills. Two nights accommodation at The Elephant Hills Hotel on a BB basis.

Day 1+2:

Dinner at Elephant Hills or other venue – Own arrangements.

Day 3:

Scheduled road transfer from Elephant Hills to Chobe Marina.

Day 4:

Chobe Marina.

Day 5:

After breakfast transfer back to Vic Falls Airport for connecting flight to O.R Tambo international.

Extra Activities Included In Package

Return flights O.R Tambo – Vic Falls

Tour of the Falls – Zim side (Excluding entrance fees)

Duration: Approximately 2 hours.

This tour is conducted in the morning and afternoon. En route, clients may be taken past the ‘Big Tree’ where they may stop and take photos. Clients will be accompanied through the Rainforest by one of our qualified Guides who will give a brief history of the Falls themselves as well as detailing the flora, fauna, bird & wildlife and other points of interest. Guides are also happy to assist clients with photographs whilst visiting this most spectacular of waterfalls. Raincoats are provided when needed.

Sunset Elephant Back

Safari Clients are driven approximately 16kms to “The Elephant Camp” for an interactive and very personal elephant experience, inclusive of a 1½hr elephant-back ride. Snacks and sundowners are served after the Afternoon Safari. Pick Up Summer & Winter months 15h30.

Helicopter flips over the Falls

These 15min and 30min flights depart regularly throughout the day and offer spectacular photographic opportunities. Clients are collected from their hotels 30 minutes prior to their flight departure time and are given a safety talk on arrival at the Heli-pad, near the Elephant Hills Inter-Continental Hotel. The 15minute Flight Of Angels includes a flight over the majestic Victoria Falls, whilst the 30 minute Game Flight also includes a flight over the Zambezi National Park.

Sundowner Cruise

Sundowner Cruise - departs daily

16.00hrs (Winter months)

16.30hrs (Summer months)

A popular cruise including finger snacks, beer, wine, champagne and soft drinks. There are great photo opportunities against often-spectacular African sunsets.

Dinner at the Vic Falls Safari Lodge Boma

The Boma – Place of Eating This is not just another ethnic restaurant but a rather unique cultural experience. Excellent cuisine, including a variety of game meats and traditional Zimbabwean dishes, is accompanied by entertainment throughout your meal from traditional dancers, the Sangoma (story teller) and a local witchdoctor who is available for fortune telling.

Game Drives

2 open vehicle game drives at Chobe Marina Lodge.

Not Included:

  • Travel Insurance.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Additional beverages.
  • Optional Activities
  • Passport and visa related expenses. 

Facilities

Rooms are spacious in Elephant Hills hotel and well equipped, with remote control television, movie and satellite channels (CNN, M-Net, SABC, Movie Magic), Radio channels, direct-dial telephones, 2 lines (Bathroom telephone), dual voltage power points, bathrobes, minibar, in-room safe, tea and coffee making facilities.

Restaurant options at Elephant Hills hotel Samukele and Kasibi restaurants for informal dining, with buffet and a la carte menu The swimming pool area has a casual pool side grill serving traditional barbecue (braai).

On the 4th level is the cocktail bar.

Other snack areas include the Mapopoma Bar and Terrace, and the Halfway House golf course snack.

Situated on the shores of the Zambezi River, Elephant Hills hotel is a perfect resort location. Here you have three top class restaurants to choose from, a 18 hole golf course, a casino and a sparkling swimming pool within the facility.

Golf Rate:

18 holes

9 holes

Bars

  • Kalundu Bar
  • Poolside Bar
  • Mapopoma Bar
  • Halfway House on Golf Course

Important notes for clients travelling to Zimbabwe:

With effect from 1 January 2007 MasterCard transactions will no longer be accepted in Zimbabwe. Only VISA, DINERS and AMEX cards will be accepted.

Clients to settle accounts in foreign currency i.e. SA Rands or U.S. Dollars.

Clients to take small denominations of bank notes as change will be given in Zim Dollars.

Check-in time: 14h00 and check-out time: 10am.

VICTORIA FALLS (ZIMBABWE)

The resort of Elephant Hills, only 4km from the Victoria Falls, provides guests with a panoramic vista of the mighty Zambezi River and its surroundings. 276 rooms and an 18-hole golf course, designed by Gary Player, await you, a memorable blend of luxury and wilderness.

Modern facilities and equipment are available for guests, these include 3 restaurants and five bars a gymnasium as well as a sauna.

The Elephant Hills Hotel also offers a host of sporting attractions, including Zimbabwe's largest outdoor pool as well as 2 floodlit all-weather tennis courts and two squash courts.

Elephant Hills hotel has a business centre, a beauty salon/barber, and laundry and valet service and 24-hour hotel room service.

3 Day Elephant Hills Hotel, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, on a BB basis

Day 1 - 3:

Scheduled road transfer from Vic Falls Airport to Elephant Hills.

Two nights accommodation at The Elephant Hills Hotel on a BB basis.

Day 1+2:

Dinner at Elephant Hills or other venue – Own arrangements.

Day 3:

Scheduled road transfer from Elephant Hills to Vic Falls Airport.

Extra Activities Included In Package

Return flights O.R Tambo – Vic Falls

Tour of the Falls – Zim side (Excluding entrance fees)

This tour is conducted in the morning and afternoon. En route, clients may be taken past the ‘Big Tree’ where they may stop and take photos. Clients will be accompanied through the Rainforest by one of our qualified Guides who will give a brief history of the Falls themselves as well as detailing the flora, fauna, bird & wildlife and other points of interest. Guides are also happy to assist clients with photographs whilst visiting this most spectacular of waterfalls. Raincoats are provided when needed.

Sunset Elephant Back Safari

Clients are driven approximately 16kms to “The Elephant Camp” for an interactive and very personal elephant experience, inclusive of a 1½hr elephant-back ride. Snacks and sundowners are served after the Afternoon Safari.

Pick Up Summer & Winter months 15h30.

Helicopter flips over the Falls

These 15min and 30min flights depart regularly throughout the day and offer spectacular photographic opportunities. Clients are collected from their hotels 30 minutes prior to their flight departure time and are given a safety talk on arrival at the Heli-pad, near the Elephant Hills Inter-Continental Hotel. The 15minute Flight Of Angels includes a flight over the majestic Victoria Falls, whilst the 30 minute Game Flight also includes a flight over the Zambezi National Park.

Sundowner Cruise

Sundowner Cruise - departs daily

16.00hrs (Winter months)

16.30hrs (Summer months)

A popular cruise including finger snacks, beer, wine, champagne and soft drinks. There are great photo opportunities against often-spectacular African sunsets.

Dinner at the Vic Falls Safari Lodge Boma

The Boma – Place of Eating

This is not just another ethnic restaurant but a rather unique cultural experience. Excellent cuisine, including a variety of game meats and traditional Zimbabwean dishes, is accompanied by entertainment throughout your meal from traditional dancers, the Sangoma (story teller) and a local witchdoctor who is available for fortune telling.

Not Included:

  • Travel Insurance.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Additional beverages.
  • Optional Activities

Passport and visa related expenses.

Facilities

Rooms are spacious in Elephant Hills hotel and well equipped, with remote control television, movie and satellite channels (CNN, M-Net, SABC, Movie Magic), Radio channels, direct-dial telephones, 2 lines (Bathroom telephone), dual voltage power points, bathrobes, minibar, in-room safe, tea and coffee making facilities.

Restaurant options at Elephant Hills Hotel 

Samukele and Kasibi restaurants for informal dining, with buffet and a la carte menu

The swimming pool area has a casual pool side grill serving traditional barbecue (braai).

On the 4th level is the cocktail bar.

Other snack areas include the Mapopoma Bar and Terrace, and the Halfway House golf course snack.

Situated on the shores of the Zambezi River, Elephant Hills hotel is a perfect resort location. Here you have three top class restaurants to choose from, a 18 hole golf course, a casino and a sparkling swimming pool within the facility.

Golf Rate:

18 holes

9 holes

Bars

  • Kalundu Bar
  • Poolside Bar
  • Mapopoma Bar

Halfway House on Golf Course

Important notes for clients travelling to Zimbabwe:

With effect from 1 January 2007 MasterCard transactions will no longer be accepted in Zimbabwe. Only VISA, DINERS and AMEX cards will be accepted.

Clients to settle accounts in foreign currency i.e. SA Rands or U.S. Dollars.

Clients to take small denominations of bank notes as change will be given in Zim Dollars.

Check-in time: 14h00 and check-out time: 10am.

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