LUXURY SOUTHERN AFRICA
16 Days / 15 Nights

Southern Africa is home to some of the world’s most striking landscapes. From its highest peaks to the deepest valleys, bustling cities to endless grasslands where wild animals outnumber the people, every inch of the land has the power to inspire and transform. Witness these sights and more on this once-in-a-lifetime 16 day safari and luxury rail experience through South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Witness the awe-inspiring power of Victoria Falls, a true world wonder; enjoy a sunset cruise along the mighty Zambezi River; and unwind at the gorgeous Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, surrounded by wild bushland frequented by elephants and other wildlife. Search for wild lions, rhinos, leopards and more on up to six safari drives within the biodiverse Pilanesberg Game Reserve, staying at the beautiful 5-star Ivory Tree Game Lodge. Experience one of South Africa’s most famous rail journeys with two nights aboard the Rovos Rail ‘Pride of Africa’ train, stopping to visit historic Kimberley and Matjiesfontein. Stay in a Pullman Suite or Deluxe Suite aboard the train, depending on your option chosen. Continue on to vibrant Cape Town where you’ll get to unwind with free time and also enjoy a guided tour of the scenic Cape Peninsula.

Want to delve deeper? Upgrade to the 20 day package with Garden Route extension and experience one of South Africa’s most unforgettable coastal drives. Visit Cango Caves, Bramon Wine Estate and more!

HIGHLIGHTS

• Witness the awe-inspiring beauty of Victoria Falls
• Stay at an awards winning Safari Lodge in Victoria falls
• Look for hippos, crocodiles and elephants on a sunset cruise along the Zambezi River
• Stay a night in Johannesburg, South Africa’s capital city
• Go on safari within the magnificent Pilanesberg Game Reserve
• Experience up to 6 safari game drives with qualified rangers
• Search for elephants, rhinos, lions, buffalo and leopards in open air 4x4 vehicles
• Travel on Rovos Rail’s luxurious ‘Pride of Africa’ train
• Travel by rail to Kimberley in the Northern Cape Province
• Visit the Diamond Mine Museum and Kimberley’s ‘big hole’
• Discover the historical village of Matjiesfontein
• Experience a full day Cape Peninsula Tour
• Explore the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden
• Visit Cape Nature Reserve and Simon’s Town Penguin Colony
• Relax with 2 days at leisure in vibrant Cape Town

INCLUDES
• Return economy flights from either Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth# to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe and from Cape Town, South Africa
• One-way international economy flight from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe to Johannesburg, South Africa
• Return airport transfers
• 3 nights 4-star accommodation at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Victoria Falls 
• 4 nights 4-star accommodation at Cape Milner Hotel, Cape Town
• 2 nights luxury rail experience on board Rovos Rail’s ‘Pride of Africa’
• Stay in a beautiful Pullman Suite or Deluxe Suite, depending on your option chosen
• 3 nights 5-star accommodation at Ivory Tree Game Lodge, Pilanesberg Game Reserve
• 1 night 4-star accommodation in Johannesburg
• 23 meals including daily breakfast
• All alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages while on the ‘Pride of Africa’
• National Park entrance fees
• English-speaking guides
• Qualified safari field rangers and trackers
• Airport taxes and surcharges

ITINERARY
DAY 1 AUSTRALIA - JOHANNESBURG - VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE
Today depart from either Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth# for Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (via Johannesburg).
Meals included: In-Flight

DAY 2 WELCOME TO VICTORIA FALLS
Upon arrival into Victoria Falls you will be met and transferred to your safari lodge. Check-in will be from 2pm onwards. The remainder of the day is free at leisure. Situated on a plateau just 4km from majestic Victoria Falls, the award-winning Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is surrounded by the wilds of Africa and offers an unforgettable experience. The sunset facing rooms offer endless views of the African bush stretching to the horizon, which includes a waterhole frequented by elephant, buffalo, kudu and other wildlife, as well as a rich variety of birds.
Overnight: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 
Meals included: None

DAY 3 VICTORIA FALLS - GUIDED TOUR OF THE FALLS
This morning you will be collected from the lodge and transferred to the Falls. Visiting Victoria Falls is a truly awe-inspiring experience – the sight, the sound, the smell; the humbling feeling that you are witnessing one of nature's supreme masterpieces. No photograph can begin to depict the reality and nothing prepares you for your first sight. The tour is conducted in the morning (approx. 3 hours). En route, you may be taken past the ‘Big Tree’, where you may stop and take photos. You will be accompanied through the rainforest by a qualified guide who will give a brief history of the falls themselves, as well as detailing the flora, fauna, bird and wildlife and other points of interest. Guides are also happy to assist travellers with photographs whilst visiting this most spectacular of waterfalls. Raincoats are provided when needed. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure.
Overnight: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 4 VICTORIA FALLS - ZAMBEZI SUNSET CRUISE
Today you will have the morning and early afternoon at leisure. In the late afternoon, you will be picked up and transferred to the jetty for a Zambezi Sundowner Cruise. The Zambezi Sunset Cruise is a superb way to relax and enjoy the spectacular beauty of the Zambezi River. You may have the opportunity to see a variety of game; including hippo, crocodile and elephant as well as enjoy the many different bird species. The cruise includes finger snacks, beer, wine, local spirits and soft drinks.
Overnight: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 
Meals included: None

DAY 5 VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE - JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
Today after breakfast you will check out of the lodge and be transferred to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg, South Africa. Upon arrival you will take the complimentary hotel shuttle to the hotel where you may enjoy an evening at leisure.
Overnight: Protea Hotel O.R Tambo Airport or similar, Johannesburg, South Africa
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 6 JOHANNESBURG - IVORY TREE GAME LODGE
Depart early today and travel onwards to your five-star safari lodge in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve (approx. 2.5-3 hours). Arrive in time for lunch followed by your first afternoon game drive. Pilanesberg Game Reserve is set in the crater of a long extinct volcano, and ranks among the largest of the parks in South Africa. It’s situated within the transition zone between the dry Kalahari and the wetter Lowveld vegetation, commonly referred to as Bushveld. Unique overlaps of mammals, birds and vegetation occur because of this transition zone. The fascinating combination of geology, landscape and rainfall gives rise to different patterns of vegetation - wide open grasslands, steep hill slopes, rocky outcrops, wooded valleys, thickets and thickly wooded gorges. Pilanesberg accommodates virtually every mammal of southern Africa and is also home to healthy populations of lion, leopard, black and white rhino, elephant and buffalo. A wide variety of rare and common species exist here such as the nocturnal brown hyaena, the fleet-footed cheetah and the majestic sable. Bird watching is excellent with over 300 species recorded. Ivory Tree Game Lodge is a five-star game lodge located inside the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. The lodge’s thatched rooms are elegantly furnished with African themes and each comes with a patio, air-conditioning and en-suite bathroom with bath and shower. The main area consists of two lounges, a cocktail bar, dining room, outdoor pool and a fire pit. The safari lodge experience includes guided game drives in a 10-seater safari vehicle through the magnificent game reserve. Other activities offered in the surrounding area include archery, quad biking and bird watching (not included - available at extra cost).
Overnight: Ivory Tree Game Lodge, Pilanesberg Game Reserve, South Africa
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

DAY 7 IVORY TREE GAME LODGE, PILANESBERG NATIONAL PARK
Begin the day with an early morning game drive through the reserve. Game drives are conducted in comfortable, open 4X4 Land Rovers accompanied by professional English speaking field rangers and trackers, ensuring an informative and detailed safari experience. Keep your cameras ready for some incredible photo opportunities. Return to the lodge mid-morning for breakfast and a little R&R before heading out again to spot more wildlife on an evening safari. Afterwards, wind down your evening with a few sundowners before dinner.
Overnight: Ivory Tree Game Lodge, Pilanesberg Game Reserve, South Africa
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

DAY 8 IVORY TREE GAME LODGE, PILANESBERG NATIONAL PARK
Discover new and exciting areas of Pilanesberg Game Reserve and its diverse wildlife with another early morning and evening game drive.
Overnight: Ivory Tree Game Lodge, Pilanesberg Game Reserve, South Africa
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

DAY 9 IVORY TREE GAME LODGE - PRETORIA - BEGIN ROVOS RAIL JOURNEY
After your final safari this morning and some breakfast, it’s time to check-out. You will be picked up and transferred to Pretoria where you will begin your luxury two night rail experience on board the famous Rovos Rail ‘Pride of Africa’ train in a Pullman Suite. The train will depart at approx. 3:00pm. The Rovos Rail company operates two restored classic trains each with 20 renovated original coaches; some from before the 1920s! Each train accommodates a maximum of 72 passengers in luxury and style. The trains feature traditional authentic furnishings and classic decor with classic wooden panelling a feature throughout. Elegance and grandeur are evident throughout all the coaches and are matched by exceptional service and cuisine. Please note there is a dress code for Rovos Rail journey. Days on board are smart casual: Neat, conventional yet relatively informal in style combining casual and formal clothing pieces whilst evening attire is more formal: For gentlemen a jacket and tie is a minimum requirement while for ladies we suggest cocktail/evening dress.
Overnight: Rovos Rail’s Pride of Africa – (In chosen suite category)
Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

DAY 10 KIMBERLEY
Today enjoy the scenery as you travel to Kimberley. Breakfast is served between 7:00am and 9.45am. At approx. 10am you will arrive in Kimberley where you will board a bus for a guided tour of this historical city, including its Diamond Mine Museum and the extraordinary Big Hole on the outskirts of the city. Return to the train at around 12.30pm and enjoy lunch in the dining cars. Continue west onwards to Matjiesfontein this evening.
Overnight: Rovos Rail’s Pride of Africa - (In chosen suite category)
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

DAY 11 MATJIESFONTEIN - CAPE TOWN
This morning enjoy breakfast aboard the train until 10:00am. At approx. 8:00am there is a chance for guests to disembark the train at Whitehill Siding and walk the five kilometres into Matjiesfontein with a member of staff accompanying them. Alternatively, at approx. 8.30am the train will arrive into the historic village of Matjiesfontein where you may enjoy a scenic stroll at leisure. Of special interest is the local museum on the platform and a collection of historic cars and railway carriages to the right of the Lord Milner Hotel. The train will depart Matjiesfontein at approx. 10:30am for Cape Town. You may enjoy lunch and afternoon tea before arriving at approx. 6:00pm. Upon arrival into Cape Town, you will be met and transferred to the hotel where you may enjoy an evening at leisure. The Cape Milner is an oasis in Cape Town where you can enjoy modern comforts away from home. Situated in the trendy central suburb of Tamboerskloof at the foot of Table Mountain, The Cape Milner Hotel is close to the V&A Waterfront as well as the pristine white beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton. The Cape Milner Hotel is a 10-15 minute complimentary shuttle ride away to the V&A Waterfront and a short 5-10 minute drive/taxi to the pristine white beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton.
Overnight: Cape Milner Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch

DAY 12 CAPE TOWN
Enjoy a free day at leisure to experience the vibrant city of Cape Town. Alternatively, you can take part in an optional activity to see the highlights of Cape Town on a half day city tour (not included). 
Optional Activity: Cape Town Half Day City Tour: $80 per person 
After breakfast begin the optional half day Cape Town city tour. The tour Includes all the 'must-sees' of Cape Town. This introduction is a geographical and cultural extravaganza, showing you Cape Town, from its historical beginnings to the dazzling modern shopping malls of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. End the tour by taking an optional ride on the cable car up Table Mountain (ticket not included as it is weather dependent) and finishing back at your hotel where you may enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.
Overnight: Cape Milner Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 13 CAPE TOWN - FULL DAY PENINSULA TOUR
This awe-inspiring tour (approx. 9 hours) to the towering headland known as Cape Point encompasses magnificent beaches, breathtaking views, and picturesque coastal villages. The Cape Peninsula is one of the world's most scenic areas and stretches from the city centre all the way to Cape Point. In Simon’s Town you will stop for the chance to see penguins and enjoy some lunch (not included). On the way back you will also visit the beautiful Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Note: The drive via Chapman's Peak is subject to the road being open. Ou Kaapse Weg (mountain pass in Cape Town) will be used as an alternative route when necessary.
Overnight: Cape Milner Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 14 CAPE TOWN
Enjoy a free day at leisure to experience the vibrant city of Cape Town. Alternatively, you can take part in an optional Cape Winelands Tour (not included). 
Optional Activity: Full Day Cape Winelands Tour - $130 per person 
This morning after breakfast depart on a full day Cape Winelands Tour. This delightful drive winds its way to the heart of the Cape Winelands, through superb mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads. Head to the heart of South Africa’s wine industry, Stellenbosch. Beautiful and culturally rich, the region is steeped in South African history. Walk down the canal-lined avenues, in the shade of giant oak trees and beautifully preserved historic buildings. Enjoy the 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. Enjoy a wine tasting before enjoying the fabled culinary skills of the Franschhoek chefs at one of the many award winning restaurants (lunch not included). 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 its name. The last stop for the day is at a wine estate on the Paarl wine route. Return to the bustle of city life after an enthralling day in the countryside, arriving back at the hotel early evening.
Overnight: Cape Milner Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 15 CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - AUSTRALIA
Today you will be transferred to Cape Town Airport for your return flight back to Australia.
Meals included: Breakfast; In-Flight

DAY 16 ARRIVE IN AUSTRALIA
Please note: some flights may arrive in Australia +1 day later.


20-DAY LUXURY SOUTHERN AFRICA WITH GARDEN ROUTE EXTENSION
All of the Standard Package, plus the following:
• 4 nights accommodation in 4-star hotels and lodges
• Enjoy 7 additional meals
• Drive along South Africa’s iconic Garden Route
• Travel Route 62 to Barrydale
• Enjoy a guided tour of a working ostrich farm
• Explore the limestone chmabers of Cango Caves on a guided tour
• Stroll the Knysna Waterfront
• Experience a cruise up the Keurbooms River
• Visit Birds of Eden, the largest free flight bird aviary in the world
• Enjoy a wine tasting at Bramon Wine Estate
• Visit Tsitsikamma National Park - ‘The Garden of the Garden Route’

ITINERARY
DAY 1 AUSTRALIA - JOHANNESBURG - VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE
Today depart from either Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth# for Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (via Johannesburg).
Meals included: In-Flight

DAY 2 WELCOME TO VICTORIA FALLS
Upon arrival into Victoria Falls you will be met and transferred to your safari lodge. Check-in will be from 2pm onwards. The remainder of the day is free at leisure. Situated on a plateau just 4km from majestic Victoria Falls, the award-winning Victoria Falls Safari Lodge is surrounded by the wilds of Africa and offers an unforgettable experience. The sunset facing rooms offer endless views of the African bush stretching to the horizon, which includes a waterhole frequented by elephant, buffalo, kudu and other wildlife, as well as a rich variety of birds.
Overnight: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 
Meals included: None

DAY 3 VICTORIA FALLS - GUIDED TOUR OF THE FALLS
This morning you will be collected from the lodge and transferred to the Falls. Visiting Victoria Falls is a truly awe-inspiring experience – the sight, the sound, the smell; the humbling feeling that you are witnessing one of nature's supreme masterpieces. No photograph can begin to depict the reality and nothing prepares you for your first sight. The tour is conducted in the morning (approx. 3 hours). En route, you may be taken past the ‘Big Tree’, where you may stop and take photos. You will be accompanied through the rainforest by a qualified guide who will give a brief history of the falls themselves, as well as detailing the flora, fauna, bird and wildlife and other points of interest. Guides are also happy to assist travellers with photographs whilst visiting this most spectacular of waterfalls. Raincoats are provided when needed. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure.
Overnight: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 4 VICTORIA FALLS - ZAMBEZI SUNSET CRUISE
Today you will have the morning and early afternoon at leisure. In the late afternoon, you will be picked up and transferred to the jetty for a Zambezi Sundowner Cruise. The Zambezi Sunset Cruise is a superb way to relax and enjoy the spectacular beauty of the Zambezi River. You may have the opportunity to see a variety of game; including hippo, crocodile and elephant as well as enjoy the many different bird species. The cruise includes finger snacks, beer, wine, local spirits and soft drinks.
Overnight: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 
Meals included: None

DAY 5 VICTORIA FALLS, ZIMBABWE - JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA
Today after breakfast you will check out of the lodge and be transferred to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg, South Africa. Upon arrival you will take the complimentary hotel shuttle to the hotel where you may enjoy an evening at leisure.
Overnight: Protea Hotel O.R Tambo Airport or similar, Johannesburg, South Africa
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 6 JOHANNESBURG - IVORY TREE GAME LODGE
Depart early today and travel onwards to your five-star safari lodge in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve (approx. 2.5-3 hours). Arrive in time for lunch followed by your first afternoon game drive. Pilanesberg Game Reserve is set in the crater of a long extinct volcano, and ranks among the largest of the parks in South Africa. It’s situated within the transition zone between the dry Kalahari and the wetter Lowveld vegetation, commonly referred to as Bushveld. Unique overlaps of mammals, birds and vegetation occur because of this transition zone. The fascinating combination of geology, landscape and rainfall gives rise to different patterns of vegetation - wide open grasslands, steep hill slopes, rocky outcrops, wooded valleys, thickets and thickly wooded gorges. Pilanesberg accommodates virtually every mammal of southern Africa and is also home to healthy populations of lion, leopard, black and white rhino, elephant and buffalo. A wide variety of rare and common species exist here such as the nocturnal brown hyaena, the fleet-footed cheetah and the majestic sable. Bird watching is excellent with over 300 species recorded. Ivory Tree Game Lodge is a five-star game lodge located inside the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. The lodge’s thatched rooms are elegantly furnished with African themes and each comes with a patio, air-conditioning and en-suite bathroom with bath and shower. The main area consists of two lounges, a cocktail bar, dining room, outdoor pool and a fire pit. The safari lodge experience includes guided game drives in a 10-seater safari vehicle through the magnificent game reserve. Other activities offered in the surrounding area include archery, quad biking and bird watching (not included - available at extra cost).
Overnight: Ivory Tree Game Lodge, Pilanesberg Game Reserve, South Africa
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

DAY 7 IVORY TREE GAME LODGE, PILANESBERG NATIONAL PARK
Begin the day with an early morning game drive through the reserve. Game drives are conducted in comfortable, open 4X4 Land Rovers accompanied by professional English speaking field rangers and trackers, ensuring an informative and detailed safari experience. Keep your cameras ready for some incredible photo opportunities. Return to the lodge mid-morning for breakfast and a little R&R before heading out again to spot more wildlife on an evening safari. Afterwards, wind down your evening with a few sundowners before dinner.
Overnight: Ivory Tree Game Lodge, Pilanesberg Game Reserve, South Africa
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

DAY 8 IVORY TREE GAME LODGE, PILANESBERG NATIONAL PARK
Discover new and exciting areas of Pilanesberg Game Reserve and its diverse wildlife with another early morning and evening game drive.
Overnight: Ivory Tree Game Lodge, Pilanesberg Game Reserve, South Africa
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

DAY 9 IVORY TREE GAME LODGE - PRETORIA - BEGIN ROVOS RAIL JOURNEY
After your final safari this morning and some breakfast, it’s time to check-out. You will be picked up and transferred to Pretoria where you will begin your luxury two night rail experience on board the famous Rovos Rail ‘Pride of Africa’ train in a Pullman Suite. The train will depart at approx. 3:00pm. The Rovos Rail company operates two restored classic trains each with 20 renovated original coaches; some from before the 1920s! Each train accommodates a maximum of 72 passengers in luxury and style. The trains feature traditional authentic furnishings and classic decor with classic wooden panelling a feature throughout. Elegance and grandeur are evident throughout all the coaches and are matched by exceptional service and cuisine. Please note there is a dress code for Rovos Rail journey. Days on board are smart casual: Neat, conventional yet relatively informal in style combining casual and formal clothing pieces whilst evening attire is more formal: For gentlemen a jacket and tie is a minimum requirement while for ladies we suggest cocktail/evening dress.
Overnight: Rovos Rail’s Pride of Africa – (In chosen suite category)
Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

DAY 10 KIMBERLEY
Today enjoy the scenery as you travel to Kimberley. Breakfast is served between 7:00am and 9.45am. At approx. 10am you will arrive in Kimberley where you will board a bus for a guided tour of this historical city, including its Diamond Mine Museum and the extraordinary Big Hole on the outskirts of the city. Return to the train at around 12.30pm and enjoy lunch in the dining cars. Continue west onwards to Matjiesfontein this evening.
Overnight: Rovos Rail’s Pride of Africa - (In chosen suite category)
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

DAY 11 MATJIESFONTEIN - CAPE TOWN
This morning enjoy breakfast aboard the train until 10:00am. At approx. 8:00am there is a chance for guests to disembark the train at Whitehill Siding and walk the five kilometres into Matjiesfontein with a member of staff accompanying them. Alternatively, at approx. 8.30am the train will arrive into the historic village of Matjiesfontein where you may enjoy a scenic stroll at leisure. Of special interest is the local museum on the platform and a collection of historic cars and railway carriages to the right of the Lord Milner Hotel. The train will depart Matjiesfontein at approx. 10:30am for Cape Town. You may enjoy lunch and afternoon tea before arriving at approx. 6:00pm. Upon arrival into Cape Town, you will be met and transferred to the hotel where you may enjoy an evening at leisure. The Cape Milner is an oasis in Cape Town where you can enjoy modern comforts away from home. Situated in the trendy central suburb of Tamboerskloof at the foot of Table Mountain, The Cape Milner Hotel is close to the V&A Waterfront as well as the pristine white beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton. The Cape Milner Hotel is a 10-15 minute complimentary shuttle ride away to the V&A Waterfront and a short 5-10 minute drive/taxi to the pristine white beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton.
Overnight: Cape Milner Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
Meals included: Breakfast; Lunch

DAY 12 CAPE TOWN
Enjoy a free day at leisure to experience the vibrant city of Cape Town. Alternatively, you can take part in an optional activity to see the highlights of Cape Town on a half day city tour (not included). 
Optional Activity: Cape Town Half Day City Tour: $80 per person 
After breakfast begin the optional half day Cape Town city tour. The tour Includes all the 'must-sees' of Cape Town. This introduction is a geographical and cultural extravaganza, showing you Cape Town, from its historical beginnings to the dazzling modern shopping malls of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. End the tour by taking an optional ride on the cable car up Table Mountain (ticket not included as it is weather dependent) and finishing back at your hotel where you may enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.
Overnight: Cape Milner Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 13 CAPE TOWN - FULL DAY PENINSULA TOUR
This awe-inspiring tour (approx. 9 hours) to the towering headland known as Cape Point encompasses magnificent beaches, breathtaking views, and picturesque coastal villages. The Cape Peninsula is one of the world's most scenic areas and stretches from the city centre all the way to Cape Point. In Simon’s Town you will stop for the chance to see penguins and enjoy some lunch (not included). On the way back you will also visit the beautiful Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Note: The drive via Chapman's Peak is subject to the road being open. Ou Kaapse Weg (mountain pass in Cape Town) will be used as an alternative route when necessary.
Overnight: Cape Milner Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 14 CAPE TOWN
Enjoy a free day at leisure to experience the vibrant city of Cape Town. Alternatively, you can take part in an optional Cape Winelands Tour (not included). 
Optional Activity: Full Day Cape Winelands Tour - $130 per person 
This morning after breakfast depart on a full day Cape Winelands Tour. This delightful drive winds its way to the heart of the Cape Winelands, through superb mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads. Head to the heart of South Africa’s wine industry, Stellenbosch. Beautiful and culturally rich, the region is steeped in South African history. Walk down the canal-lined avenues, in the shade of giant oak trees and beautifully preserved historic buildings. Enjoy the 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. Enjoy a wine tasting before enjoying the fabled culinary skills of the Franschhoek chefs at one of the many award winning restaurants (lunch not included). 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 its name. The last stop for the day is at a wine estate on the Paarl wine route. Return to the bustle of city life after an enthralling day in the countryside, arriving back at the hotel early evening.
Overnight: Cape Milner Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 15 CAPE TOWN - OUDTSHOORN
Today depart Cape Town and travel along Route 62 to Barrydale for lunch (not included). Afterwards continue to Oudtshoorn – the ‘feather capital’ of the world. Visit a working ostrich farm for a guided tour. Afterwards check into the hotel in the late afternoon before enjoying dinner. 
Overnight Hlangana Lodge or similar, Oudtshoorn, South Africa
Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

DAY 16 OUDTSHOORN - PLETTENBERG BAY
This morning enjoy a tour of the Cango Caves, a 20-million-year-old network of limestone chambers. You will also enjoy some time at leisure at the Knysna Waterfront before proceeding to The Crags near Plettenberg Bay. Here you will embark on an informative cruise up the Keurbooms River before arriving at the hotel where you will spend the following two nights. 
Overnight: Hog Hollow Country Lodge or similar, Plettenberg Bay Area, South Africa
Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

DAY 17 PLETTENBERG BAY AREA
After breakfast you will visit Birds of Eden – the largest free-flight bird aviary in the world. Next you will proceed to Bramon Wine Estate for a tasting followed by lunch (not included). Afterwards take the opportunity to take part in an optional Marine Encounter boat trip (weather and time permitting and at an additional cost) before returning to the lodge for the remainder of the afternoon at leisure before dinner. 
Overnight: Hog Hollow Country Lodge or similar, Plettenberg Bay Area, South Africa
Meals included: Breakfast; Dinner

DAY 18 PLETTENBERG BAY - PORT ELIZABETH
Today journey along the final leg of the Garden Route to the beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park – ‘Garden of the Garden Route’. Enjoy a walk along the suspension bridge which crosses the Storms River Mouth Gorge and offers incredible views. Arrive into Port Elizabeth at approx. 6:00pm and enjoy the remainder of the evening at leisure.
Overnight: The Beach Hotel or similar, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 19 PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA - AUSTRALIA
Today you will be transferred to Port Elizabeth Airport for your return flight back to Australia. Meals included: Breakfast; In-Flight

DAY 20 ARRIVE IN AUSTRALIA
Please note: some flights may arrive in Australia +1 day later.

OPTIONAL TOURS/ACTIVITIES
Day 12: Cape Town Half Day City Tour - $80 AUD per person
Day 14: Cape Winelands Tour - $130 AUD per person

Please note:
- Prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions
- The optional tours listed above must be purchased at time of booking or over the phone prior to submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability) 
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate

EXCLUSIONS
• Visa fees and requirements (A visa for South Africa is not required if travelling on an Australian passport but a visa is required for Zimbabwe - purchased on arrival into Victoria Falls)
• Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
• Optional gratuities/tipping
• Optional activities/tours
• Personal expenses
• Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.

16-DAY TOUR DEPARTURE DATES
2019
30 October (Sold out)
14, 28* November
 
2020
9, 14, 16 January*
11, 18, 20, 25 February
5, 10, 26 March
2*, 9*, 16*, 23*, 30 April
7, 14, 21, 28 May
4, 16, 25* June
5, 12, 19 July*
6, 20, 27 August
1, 3, 8, 10, 15* September

20-DAY TOUR DEPARTURE DATES
2019
14, 28* November
 
2020
9, 16 January*
20 February
5, 26 March
2*, 9*, 16*, 23*, 30 April
7, 14, 21, 28 May
4, 25* June
6, 20, 27 August
3, 10 September

PRICES
16-Day Luxury Southern Africa
Pullman Suite from $7,999* per person
Delux Suite from $8,999* per person

20-Day Luxury Southern Africa with Garden Route Extension
Pullman Suite from $9,599* per person
Delux Suite from $10,599* per person

*Terms and conditions apply. Prices are per person twin share based on adult fares in AUD and subject to availability at time of booking. Offer valid until 18 July 2019, unless sold out prior. #Interstate surcharges ex Perth: add an extra $150 per person. *Flight high season surcharge: add an extra $300 per person. Additional seasonal surcharges & single supplements may apply, & prices may vary due to currency fluctuations & changes to taxes & surcharges. Valid for new bookings only & not combinable with any other offers. Saving amount has already been applied to the advertised price. Valid for travel on selected dates. Departures may be based on minimum group numbers. Prices are correct as at March 2019 & are subject to change without notice. Further conditions apply, call your Bucket List Buddy team.