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    Cape Town to Victoria Falls Overland Lodge Adventure
    20 Days
    From $7,149* per person, twin share
    Travel from Cape Town's iconic Table Mountain in South Africa to thundering Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe on this lodge accommodated overland adventure, taking in the highlights of Namibia and Botswana en route. Marvel at Fish River Canyon and the towering Sossusvlei dunes, enjoy game drives in Etosha and Chobe, mokoro rides in the Okavango Delta, and more, in 20 unforgettable days.

    On a budget? Ask about the Comfort Camping version of this tour.
    Your Tour Includes: Tour Highlights:

    Your Tour Includes:

    Tour Highlights:

    Your Tour Includes:

    Your Tour Includes:

    • Guided small group overland safari from Cape Town via Namibia and Botswana to Victoria Falls
    • Included meals: 19 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 14 dinners
    • Cape Town International Airport transfer on day 1 in a private vehicle
    • Victoria Falls International Airport departure transfer
    • Etosha – afternoon game drive in a 4×4 open vehicle and full game drive through the park in our overland truck (4×4 open vehicle in 2023)
    • Sesriem – 5km guided walk to Dead Vlei
    • Transport in a 16 seater overland lodge vehicle
    • Park entrance fees
    • 19 nights mid-range (3-4 star) lodges with en suite facilities
    • Cape Peninsula full day tour
    • Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park – morning and afternoon game drives
    • Okavango Delta – mokoro trip, scenic boat tour and game walks
    • Chobe National Park – morning game drive and afternoon Chobe River Cruise
    • Escorted by a licensed African tour guide, who is also your driver

    Not included:

    • International flights and visas
    • Optional activities, additional meals and drinks
    • Local Payment: ZAR 3600, to be paid in cash on day 1 (approx. $315)
    • Tipping – an entirely personal gesture
    • Victoria Falls NP entrance fee and
    Tour Highlights:

    Tour Highlights:

    • Cape Town – start your adventure in South Africa’s captivating Mother City and enjoy a full day tour of the beautiful Cape Peninsula
    • Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park – spot the famous black maned lion on game drives in this vast reserve
    • Namib-Naukluft National Park – scramble up the giant dunes of Sossusvlei, explore Deadvlei and hike through the Sesriem Canyon
    • Damaraland – take in the spectacular scenery of this wild, mountainous region
    • Okavango Delta – explore the world’s largest inland delta on guided nature walks, mokoro and boat excursions
    • Victoria Falls – finish your tour in this charming Zimbabwean town which is home to the spectacular Victoria Falls
    • Augrabies Falls National Park – marvel at the magnificent Augrabies Falls where the Orange River plummets 56m into the gorge below
    • Fish River Canyon – admire the world’s second largest canyon
    • Swakopmund – stroll around this charming German colonial town and join an optional dolphin cruise or scenic flight
    • Etosha National Park – spend two days exploring Namibia’s premier game reserve and head out in search of lions, elephants and more on game drives
    • Chobe National Park – search for wildlife on safari and enjoy a cruise on the Chobe River to spot crocodiles and enjoy a magical sunset
    Valid for travel
    2023: 11 February, 1 April, 10 June, 5 August, 7 October, 16 December
    Offer expires
    31 Dec 2022 unless sold prior

    Itinerary

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    Day 1

    Day 1: Cape Town

    Upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport you’ll be met and transferred to our centrally located Waterfront hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax or head out and explore South Africa’s captivating Mother City. At 18.00hrs this evening meet your guide and the rest of the group at our pre departure meeting in the hotel lobby.

    Day 2

    Day 2: Cape Peninsula Tour

    Today we enjoy a full day tour of the beautiful Cape Peninsula. Driving along the Atlantic seaboard via Hout Bay and Chapman’s Peak, taking in Table Mountain National Park and Cape Point before returning along the Indian Ocean coastline back to our hotel. A morning or afternoon cable car ascent up iconic Table Mountain is included (weather dependent). This evening why not sample the wonderful selection of restaurants and bars in Cape Town’s bustling Waterfront.

    Day 3

    Day 3: Namaqualand

    Cape Town – Namaqualand. Bidding farewell to Cape Town we begin our overland journey, travelling through the beautiful Namaqualand region, which is truly spectacular between August and October when there’s an explosion of colourful wild flowers. We spend the night at a guesthouse which is located the foot of the Van Ryns Pass. At the guesthouse there’s the opportunity to partake in an optional wine tasting session where you can sample the local wines of the area.

    Day 4

    Day 4: Augrabies Falls National Park

    Namaqualand – Augrabies Falls National Park. We head north to the beautiful Augrabies Falls National Park today, passing an abundance of lush wine farms en route. Reaching the national park we spend the afternoon admiring the spectacular Augrabies Falls from various viewpoints. At these thundering falls, known locally ‘Aukoerebis’ or ‘place of great noise’, the mighty Orange River plummets 56m into the gorge.

    Day 5

    Days 5-6: Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park

    Augrabies Falls National Park – Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. On day 5 we continue our journey north to the magnificent Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in the Kalahari. This vast reserve covers over 3.6 million hectares and is home to the famous black mane lion. Here we enjoy morning and afternoon game drives and the sparse vegetation is ideal for spotting wildlife, particularly predators and the resident black mane lion.

    Day 6

    Day 7: Fish River Canyon

    Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park – Fish River Canyon (Namibia). We leave the Kalahari region this morning and head west, crossing the border into Namibia where we spend the night at a lodge in an incredibly scenic area. This afternoon (or early tomorrow morning) we visit the famous Fish River Canyon which is the second largest canyon in the world. At its deepest point this spectacular canyon is 549 metres deep.

    Day 7

    Days 8-9: Sossusvlei & Sesriem

    Fish River Canyon – Sesriem. Our journey on day 8 takes us north through ever-changing scenery to our accommodation located on the edge of the Namib Desert. Our lodge here is just a few kilometres from the mighty dunes of Sossusvlei. The following morning we head into the desert to appreciate the beauty of the dunes, which are the highest in the world. Enjoy a leisurely 5km walk to Sossusvlei and Deadvlei, and a hike through the staggering Sesriem Canyon. Springbok, oryx and ostrich are some of the hardy species you may be able to spot living out in the desert.

    Day 8

    Day 10: Swakopmund

    Sesriem – Swakopmund. We head to the coast today, stopping for lunch at Walvis Bay where we can see the huge flock of flamingos that gather here to feed. This afternoon we arrive in the German colonial town of Swakopmund. The rest of the day is free to relax or enjoy some of the optional activities available. You could head out to sea on a dolphin-watching cruise, or take to the skies with a scenic flight over the Namib Desert (book and pay locally).

    Day 9

    Day 11: Damaraland

    Swakopmund – Damaraland. After a leisurely morning, we continue our journey north through the incredible mountainous terrain of Damaraland. Our accommodation for the night is a lodge located on top of a mountain with spectacular views of the surrounding area, as well as a pool carved out of the natural rock face.

    Day 10

    Days 12-13: Etosha National Park

    Damaraland – Etosha National Park. On day 12 we travel on to Etosha, Namibia’s flagship national park where we enjoy our first game drive in the park, in our overland vehicle. Dominated by a giant salt pan, it is easy to the spot wildlife that gathers around the few watering holes to drink. Some of the species you may spot in the park include lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, zebra and giraffe. Our lodge is located just outside the park entrance and this evening you can sit on your private patio and listen to the sounds of the bush. The following day we enjoy a full day game drive in open 4×4 vehicles from our lodge.

    Day 11

    Day 14: Okavango River

    Etosha National Park – Rundu. It’s a long drive today as we leave Etosha National Park, travel north and enter the Caprivi Strip, a narrow stretch of Namibian territory between Botswana and Angola. We spend the night at a lodge near the Okavango River and this afternoon there’s an optional boat cruise on the river (book and pay locally) or you can simply relax and enjoy the tranquil surroundings.

    Day 12

    Days 15-16: Okavango Delta

    Rundu – Okavango Delta (Botswana). On day 15 we travel further into the Caprivi Strip, before crossing into Botswana and arriving at our lodge on the edge of the Okavango Delta. The next day we explore the lush Okavango Delta by boat and on foot. We enjoy a mokoro (traditional canoe) cruise and guided nature walks on land (water levels permitting).

    Day 13

    Days 17-18: Chobe National Park

    Okavango Delta – Chobe National Park. Heading back into Namibia on day 17 we continue along the Caprivi Strip before crossing back into Botswana via Chobe National Park to our lodge on the banks of the Chobe River. Not far away is a point where four countries (Namibia, Bolivia, Zambia and Zimbabwe) all converge.

    The next day we go in search of wildlife on a morning game drive in Chobe National Park and in the afternoon we enjoy a sunset game viewing cruise on the Chobe River. Keep your eyes peeled for elephants, hippos, crocodiles, and other animals coming to the river’s edge to drink.

    Day 14

    Day 19: Victoria Falls

    Chobe River – Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe). Today marks the final leg of our journey as we cross the border into Zimbabwe and travel on to Victoria Falls. The rest of the day is free for you to browse the local markets, visit the spectacular Victoria Falls and enjoy some of the optional activities on offer. You could take a helicopter ride over the falls, or get up close to the mighty cascade on a sunset cruise.

    Day 15

    Day 20: Victoria Falls

    Today our overland adventure comes to an end after breakfast and hotel check out.

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    * Conditions

    * Conditions

    Advertised prices are per person, correct at time of publication and are subject to availability and change and can be withdrawn or amended at any time without notification due to fluctuations in charges, taxes and currency. Offer is valid on new bookings only and expires on 31 December 2022, unless sold out prior. Fares are per person, twin share in AUD. Itineraries subject to change. Change and cancellation fees may apply. No flights are included in the advertised package. Visas are required for travel to certain countries and visa costs are not included.  Please check current COVID-19 travel restrictions for the destination you wish to visit before departure. Other conditions apply. Please view the TravelManagers general terms and conditions here and contact your personal travel manager for more details.

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