25 Days
Duration
Max 12
Group Size
Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Location
Accommodated
Accommodated Tours

Why book this tour?

Travel from Cape Town, South Africa via Namibia, Botswana to the Victoria Falls through Zimbabwe to Johannesburg over 25 days.

You will have 25 magnificent days to explore the bustling city of Cape Town, view gemsbok, springbok, eland, and blue wildebeest where red dunes & shrubs fade into infinity and admire the sunset over the Namib Desert. This tour delivers an unforgettable experience as you dance with the San (Bushmen), do a Mokoro excursion in the Okavango Delta, discover wildlife in Chobe National Park, and soak up the incredible views of Victoria Falls. Explore Hwange and Matobo National Park on a open vehicle game drive to end in Johannesburg.

Offering you several nights under the African sky and transport in an air-conditioned Premium Overland Safari Vehicle (fitted with 12 Ultimate Safari Seats), ensuring that you receive an unforgettable experience in Africa. With time to explore on your own and optional activities, you will soak up the beauty and diversity of Southern Africa.


Included:

  • Meals
    24 Breakfasts, 2 Lunch, 17 Dinners
  • Accommodation
    Bungalows/ Lodges (17 nts), Tented Rooms (1 nts), Hotel (6 nts)
  • Entrance Fees
    Fish River Canyon, Namib Naukluft Park – Sesriem/Sossusvlei, Etosha National Park, Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, Hwange National Park, Matobo National Park
  • Activities
    Fish River Canyon, Climb Dune 45, Sesriem Canyon, 4×4 Sossusvlei Transfer, Himba Visit, Game Drives in Overland Vehicle in Etosha National Park, San (Bushmen) Walk, Okavango Delta – Half-day Makoro Trail including Nature Walk, Chobe River Boat Cruise, Hwange Game Drive , Full Day Game Drive Matobo National Park
  • Airport Transfer
    Inclusive of your arrival transfer. Please see “Joining Instructions” for more details
  • Crew
    Services of a Tour Leader and Driver for the duration of the tour, local guides as per activities included

  • This is a Premium Accommodated Adventure Tour: You’ll enjoy the comfort of the Premium Overland Safari Vehicle fitted with 12 Ultimate Safari Seats – configured seating, ensuring each person has access to a window
  • This travel style gives nights in comfortable 3-star rated styled lodges, hotels and bungalows (please bring your own towel)
  • We do not have strict age limits on our tours
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documentation
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This tour (CVJL) can link up with:

7 Days Kruger and Swaziland Safari

to form the Combination Tour:

30 Days Cape to Vic Falls and Kruger Safari

If you need any additional information or need assistance with your booking, please don’t hesitate to contact us at +27 200 5767 or info@africa4us.com

Day1

Cape Town

Explore the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town during the day and meet your group and your Tour Leader in the evening at 18.00 to get acquainted and review your trip details. Cape Town offers an unbelievable variety of experiences, tastes, and sightseeing. Try a variety of exotic tastes, like some of the delicious Cape Malay curries, the famous local dish Bobotie, or the freshest seafood at one of the exquisite seafood restaurants at the V&A Waterfront. Make sure to arrive a day earlier to go to the world-famous Robben Island where former President Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison, visit Cape Point or propel Table Mountain with a cable car up to enjoy a panoramic view of Cape Town from the top.
Meals: N/A
Accommodation: Hotel
Activities Included: Airport Transfer, Welcome meeting at 18:00
Activities Optional: Table Mountain, Robben Island, V&A Waterfront
Entrance Fees Included: N/A


Breakwater Lodge or similar:

Day2

Cape Town to Springbok

Depart Cape Town early on your way to Springbok in the heart of Namaqualand. Springbok is set in a narrow valley bisecting the granite domes of the Klein Koperberge. This area is referred to as ‘The Garden of the Gods’ and is prominent for the wondrous display of spring flowers that explode into bloom every August and September.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A



Okiep Country Hotel or similar:

Day3

Springbok to Fish River Canyon

Travel onwards to Fish River Canyon and take in the sights. The canyon is the second largest in the world, being surpassed by the famous Grand Canyon in Colorado. With a length of 180 Kms approx. stretching south from Seeheim down to the Orange River, forming the border between Namibia and South Africa.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: Visit Fish River Canyon
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: Fish River Canyon



Canyon Roadhouse or similar:

Day4

Fish River Canyon to Helmeringhausen

The adventure continues today to Helmeringhausen, a settlement made up of little more than a homestead, hotel, and petrol station. Located in the southern part of Namibia, between Fish River Canyon and Sesriem. On arrival you can relax and take in the tranquillity surrounding you.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Bird Watching, Self-guided Hikes
Entrance Fees Included: N/A



Helmeringhausen Hotel & Guest Farm or similar:

Day5

Helmeringhausen to Sesriem

Sesriem is a small settlement found in the Namib Desert. The name Sesriem means “six belts’ and was named by the Dorsland Trekkers, a group of Afrikaans-speaking settlers. It is said that they had to tie together 6 belts (made of oryx hide) to reach buckets down into the Sesriem Canyon to scoop up water. The Sesriem Canyon is a natural canyon carved in the sedimentary rock.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A



Hammerstein Lodge or similar:

Day6

Sesriem

An early departure will give you the opportunity to climb the majestic Dune 45 during the cooler time of the day. Dune 45 was named for its proximity to Sesriem gate before continuing to the entrance of Sossusvlei, a seemingly endless expanse of sand dunes. Sand that was carried to the west coast by the Orange River is blown back again inland by winds and formed the dunes of the Namib Desert. The Namib, a minimum of 55 million years old, is regarded as the oldest desert in the world. The sand here is red in colour due to the prominent levels of iron oxide. These dunes are known as star dunes, created by winds blowing from all directions and is also known as the highest sand dunes in the world. In the afternoon, you will visit the Sesriem Canyon, a miniature canyon by world standards but beautiful to walk around in and appreciate the distinctive sedimentary rocks and conglomerate that line the canyon walls.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: Dune 45, Sesriem Canyon Visit, 4×4 Sossusvlei Transfer
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: Namib Naukluft Park – Sesriem/Sossusvlei


Day7

Sesriem to Swakopmund

Continue to Swakopmund with its cooler Atlantic sea air, cultural experiences, and options for some extreme adventures such as quad biking, sand boarding, 4×4 safaris, skydiving (weather permitting) and more. The only meal provided today is breakfast as Swakopmund has plenty of wonderful places to eat local cuisine. Swakopmund offers a variety of bakeries and cafes with a selection of reasonably priced meals.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Quad biking, Sandboarding, Skydiving etc.
Entrance Fees Included: N/A



Prost Hotel or similar:

Day8

Swakopmund

Swakopmund’s wide variety of things to see and do caters for a wide scope of tastes and styles. Take a walk along the beach and dip your toes in the icy Atlantic Ocean or visit the Krystal Galerie boasting with the largest Quartz Crystal Cluster on display in the World, weighing in at 14 100 kilogrammes. Browse the many excellent bookshops and curio shops and spoil yourself with a unique gift from the area. If adrenalin and outdoors is your thing then you can enjoy various optional activities (weather permitting).
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Quad biking, Sandboarding, Skydiving etc.
Entrance Fees Included: N/A


Day9

Swakopmund to Outjo

Depart for Outjo, leading to the Etosha National Park. This quaint town was founded by German colonial Schutztruppe. This will be your stay overnight before heading into the Etosha National Park the following day.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A


Etotongwe Lodge or similar:

Day10

Outjo to Etosha National Park

Depart after breakfast for Etosha National Park, one of Southern Africa’s best-loved wildlife sanctuaries. We visit a Himba settlement prior to arriving in Etosha. Head out for a game drive in search of elephant, the unique black-faced impala, zebra, endangered black rhino, or any of the more than 100 mammal species the park is home to. In the rainy season, the salt pans turn into shallow lakes with pelicans, flamingos and other bird species flocking to this temporary water haven. Animals often cluster around the watering holes close to the campsites and this offers you the unique opportunity to sit and wait for the animals to come to you. These fenced watering holes have seating areas and are perfectly safe. Floodlights gives you the opportunity to sit at the waterhole and enjoy the interaction between different species of animals.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: Himba settlement visit, Game Drives in Overland Vehicle
Activities Optional: Night Drives
Entrance Fees Included: Etosha National Park



Okaukuejo/Halali or similar:

Etosha Campsites

Day11

Etosha National Park

Enjoy a full day’s game drive in our Premium Overland Safari Vehicle. Gather memories of unique sights that you will not likely experience again. Watch how ghostly grey-white elephants bathe themselves in the white dust of the area or zoom in on the magnificent sight of giraffes etched against the wide-open horizon. Fall asleep with the haunting calls of hyena or a lion’s roar in the distance.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: Game Drive in Overland Vehicle
Activities Optional: Night Drives
Entrance Fees Included: Etosha National Park



Etosha National Park:

Day12

Etosha National Park to Windhoek

Travel to Windhoek, Namibia’s capital. Spend the last few hours of the day exploring Windhoek. This capital town has loads of interesting things to offer. One of the most famous is the display of 33 meteorites, the Gibeon Meteorites in the Post Street Mall. Here, you can take pictures of and touch these extra-terrestrial bodies that are corrosive resistant due to the high amount of nickel the bodies contain. Shopping opportunities abound and for the historically inclined there are many museums and historical buildings within walking distance in the town centre. One of the most widely photographed and a historical landmark is the Christ Church, a Lutheran church, built in the Gothic revival style.

Windhoek is the “getting on” and “getting off” hub for people who have booked shorter “legs” of your combo trip. You might lose some of your travel companions and new people might join. You might also have a change of vehicle and adventure crew (Tour Leader and Driver.) Although it might sound a bit daunting, please be assured that your vehicle will be the same standard and your adventure crew are very experienced in dealing with these changes to make it as smooth as possible. All adventure crew is committed to giving the best possible service but because all have their own style, own special recipes, and own passion with regards to culture, fauna and flora, geology etc. having a change of crew will broaden your experience on the trip immensely.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Explore City, Craft Markets and Museums
Entrance Fees Included: N/A



Hotel Safari or similar:

Day13

Windhoek to Ghanzi

Depart Windhoek early for a long drive through the eastern part of Namibia, crossing the border into Botswana and travelling into the heart of the Kalahari Desert. Ghanzi is the area where San (Bushmen) live who still have the knowledge of an ancient lifestyle and are eager to welcome visitors into their almost forgotten world. In the evening, you can enjoy an optional ancient dance ritual performed around a campfire by the San and if the night is clear, enjoy the sparkling, starry skies for which Ghanzi is famous.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Bushmen Dances PM
Entrance Fees Included: N/A


Ghanzi Trail Blazers or similar:

Day14

Ghanzi to Maun

Enjoy a morning walk with the San (Bushmen) as they display their survival skills that have been passed on from generation to generation before departing Ghanzi and arriving in Maun, Botswana’s fifth largest town, after lunchtime. Once you’ve arrived in Maun you will have the option to get a spectacular birds-eye view of the Okavango Delta from above in a small fixed wing aircraft (weather permitting). Looking down on the Delta from the aircraft, you will have a fair idea of the magnitude of this massive mix of land and water with its intricate system of channels and islands. You might also see families of elephant, giraffe, and herds of buffalo or even hippos from the air. If you skip the flight, you will have the chance to kick back and relax at the lodge.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: Bushmen Walk AM
Activities Optional: Delta Flight PM,
Entrance Fees Included: N/A


Island Safar Lodge or similar:

Day15

Maun (Okavango Delta)

Today you experience a new way of travelling into the Okavango Delta with a mokoro, the same way as the local people do. A mokoro is a traditional dug-out canoe that seats two people. Your engine is a human being called a poler. The first part of the journey is in a 4×4 vehicle to the “polling station” where the mokoros and polers are waiting. Once you are comfortable and laid back in your mokoro, the slow and tranquil journey into The Delta begins. Gliding along on the quiet waters you will have an unlimited source of opportunities to take stunning pictures of your surroundings. How long the mokoro journey will take, will depend on the time of year and water levels of the Delta. You will stop for at an island and enjoy a nature walk. Then you will be heading back to Maun again in your mokoro enjoying a last hour or two on the water. Enjoy lunch back at the lodge.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: Okavango Delta Day Trip – Mokoro Trail, Nature Walk
Activities Optional: Mokoro Day Trip (Optional Fly-in)
Entrance Fees Included: Okavango Delta

Day16

Maun to Elephant Sands

Set out for Elephant Sands, which is close to the Botswanan village of Nata. Elephant Sands is famous for its watering hole, voted as one of the top ten watering holes in Africa. Here you can expect to see animals such as wild dogs, different antelope species and of course elephants that walk through the campsite searching for fresh water. This will probably be the closest you will get to these wild animals on foot. With luck on your side, you may have the wonderful and unique experience of sitting in front of your tented room, watching elephants and other animals come and go to quench their thirst at the
watering hole while you sip on a sundowner yourself.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Tented Rooms
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A


Elephant Sands or similar:

Day17

Elephant Sands to Chobe River (Kasane)

Continue to the small town of Kasane, which is adjacent to the Chobe National Park & Chobe River. Relish the views during your included afternoon sunset boat cruise. Take your own sundowner with you as you look for wildlife on the banks of the Chobe River. Game such as elephant, buffalo, kudu, bushbuck, hippo, giraffe, and sable are commonly seen along the river edge, and it is a birdwatcher’s paradise during the summer months. (You have an opportunity to go on an optional photo safari at your own expense, however, you would forfeit the included afternoon sunset boat cruise).
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: Chobe Boat Cruise
Activities Optional: Pangolin Photo Safari
Entrance Fees Included: Chobe National Park


Thebe River Safaris or similar:

Day18

Chobe River (Kasane) to Victoria Falls

Today you will have time to do some of the action-filled activities that the area offers. Bungee jump or gorge swing off the Victoria Falls Bridge that links Zambia and Zimbabwe and have a different view of the Victoria Falls at the same time. This bridge is constructed to carry railway, road, and foot traffic. For an adrenaline activity, closer to the Zambezi River, choose a half day or full day white water rafting adventure. Many of our groups opt to spend their final evening together aboard a sunset cruise along the Zambezi River with game-viewing, beautiful scenery, and an open bar.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Chobe National Park Game Drive, White Water Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Helicopter Flights, Boat Cruise
Entrance Fees Included: N/A



Shearwater Village or similar:

Day19

Victoria Falls

Today you will have time to do some of the action-filled activities that the area offers. Bungee jump or gorge swing off the Victoria Falls Bridge that links Zambia and Zimbabwe and have a different view of the Victoria Falls at the same time. This bridge is constructed to carry railway, road and foot traffic. For an adrenaline activity, closer to the Zambezi River, choose a half day or full day white water rafting adventure.

Victoria Falls is the “getting on” and “getting off” hub for people who have booked shorter “legs” of your combo trip. You might lose some of your travel companions and new people might join. You might also have a change of vehicle and adventure crew (Tour Leader and Driver.) Although it might sound a bit daunting, please be assured that your vehicle will be the same standard and your adventure crew are very experienced in dealing with these changes to make it as smooth as possible. All adventure crew is committed to giving the best possible service but because all have their own style, own special recipes, and own passion with regards to culture, fauna and flora, geology etc. having a change of crew will broaden your experience on the trip immensely.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: White Water Rafting, Bungee Jumping, Helicopter Flights, Boat Cruise
Entrance Fees Included: N/A



Shearwater Village or similar:

Day20

Victoria Falls to Gwango (Hwange area)

After breakfast, we continue to Gwango situated just outside Hwange National Park, named after a local chief. This park is the largest park in Zimbabwe occupying roughly 14,650 square kilometres. Look forward to an included afternoon open vehicle game drive. After dinner, you can go on an optional night game drive which will give you the opportunity to discover nocturnal animals such as porcupines, civet cats, genets and leopard.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: Afternoon Game Drive
Activities Optional: Night Game Drive Gwango Estate
Entrance Fees Included: Hwange National Park



Gwango Heritage Resort or similar:

Day21

Gwango (Hwange area) to Bulawayo

We head south towards Matobo National Park, which is at the Matobo or Matopos Hills, a scenic area of granite kopjes and wooded valleys. Banff Lodge, in the leafy suburb of Ilanda, Bulawayo will be your home for the next two nights.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A



Banff Lodge or similar:

Day22

Bulawayo (Matobo National Park)

You will enjoy a full day excursion today, which includes a game drive and a guided rhino walk in Matobo National Park. Visitors to Matobo National Park regularly spot white and black rhino, sable antelope, and impala, among other wildlife.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: Full Day Excursion and Game Drive
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: Matobo National Park


Day23

Bulawayo to Musina

We cross the Zimbabwe / South Africa Border and overnight at the Bolayi Game Lodge. Klein Bolayi Game Lodge is set in the Limpopo Valley, in the heart of the world`s largest concentration of Baobab trees, surrounded by fascinating granite outcrops in pristine bushveld vegetation.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: Guided Bird and Wildlife Walks, Spa
Entrance Fees Included: N/A



Bolayi Game Lodge or similar:

Day24

Musina to Johannesburg

Our last night is spent in Johannesburg – South Africa’s largest city – also known as Egoli or The City of Gold, referring to the gold mining history of this fast-paced city.
Book an additional night or two post tour to make the most of your stay. A visit to Gold Reef City, the amusement park and museum built on an old mine shaft will give you the opportunity for a ride on the Shaft of Terror, a vertical-drop roller coaster that is known as the tallest and fastest roller coaster in Africa due to its sheer 47-metre drop. For the historically inclined there is the ever-popular Soweto tour or just jump on a Hop-On-Hop-Off bus to discover Johannesburg at your own pace.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Bungalow/Lodge
Activities Included: N/A
Activities Optional: N/A
Entrance Fees Included: N/A



Airport Game Lodge or similar:

Day25

Johannesburg

Our last goodbye, a healthy breakfast, and the end of another incredible tour.
Meals: Breakfast

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We have designed this itinerary to ensure that you get the best possible experience from this tour and region. Please note that if the itinerary on your trip differs slightly from the online itinerary or brochure, be assured that any change has been made after careful consideration and with the goal to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Changes considered necessary will usually be due to change in service levels, road conditions, recommendations from past clients etc. The goal of any change will be to give an improved experience. You will be informed in writing of any major changes before your trip starts to keep you informed at all times and discuss any concerns you might have.

Some changes might also be totally out of our control, like changes in visa fees and procedures, available activities etc. and might differ to what we have advised on our website. If changes take place while you are on the road, our adventure crew will be informed immediately and this information will be conveyed to you. The adventure crew will give you all possible assistance to manage these changes. Africa4us Pty Ltd reserves the right to change or use similar accommodation.

If you need any additional information or need assistance with your booking, please don’t hesitate to contact us at +27 200 5767 or info@africa4us.com

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Sesriem Canyon
Cape Town
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Mokoro poler in the Okavango Delta.
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Deadvlei
Deadvlei
Herero Craft
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Okavango Delta

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