Day 1: New Zealand – – Johannesburg
Depart New Zealand today for Johannesburg.
Day 2: Johannesburg – – Victoria Falls
Upon arrival in Johannesburg, you will take your connecting flight to Victoria Falls. On arrival at Victoria Falls airport, you will be met by a local representative who will arrange your transfers to A’Zambezi River Lodge, nestling on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River within the periphery of the Zambezi National Park. A’Zambezi is the perfect retreat to relax and unwind in the quiet ambience of the African wildlife and nature. Later this afternoon, enjoy a sundowner Zambezi River cruise, which is a superb way to relax and enjoy the beauty of the river. You will have the opportunity to see a variety of game, including elephants, hippo, crocodiles and different bird species. The rest of the evening is yours at leisure.
Day 3: Victoria Falls (B)
Today, discover how the falls were formed and what local customs and traditions surround them with an in-depth tour of the falls. The tour is very informative and ends with a visit to the local art and crafts centre. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.
Day 4: Victoria Falls (B)
Today is a full day at leisure. Victoria Falls is a mecca for adventure, why not try your hand at Flying Fox and George Swing, Elephant back safari and interaction, zip lining or an unforgettable helicopter flight over the Falls (optional activities at own expense). Alternatively, you may wish to consider an optional safari to the Chobe National Park for your chance to view the abundant elephants and big game animals in their natural habitat (at your own expense).
Day 5: Victoria Falls – – Nelspruit – Kruger National Park (B, D)
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your connecting flight to Nelspruit Airport, the airport for Kruger National Park. Upon arrival at Nelspruit, you will be met by a representative of your lodge and transferred to your luxury accommodation for the next four nights!
Enjoy your first night in the African savannah from the luxury of your lodge as you toast on the occasion with a complimentary bottle of wine.
Day 6: Kruger National Park (B, D)
Today, start with an early morning game drive in the Kruger National Park. Ensure you bring your camera along as you will be spotting the BIG 5 in their natural environment. The abundance of species you will see will be an experience of a lifetime. Get up close to the animals in your specialised safari vehicle lead by an expert guide. The game drive is approximately 6-8 hours. Later this evening, enjoy a sumptuous 3 course dinner while swapping stories of your animal encounters earlier that day.
Day 7: Kruger National Park (B, D)
Today is a free day. After breakfast, you may simply wish to relax and unwind from the previous days safaris or partake in an optional excursion to Swaziland.
Optional: Swaziland day tour. After an early breakfast, you will visit a Swazi Village and gain insight to the Swazi culture and traditions. The tour includes an authentic African lunch, dancing and an opportunity to interact with the local community. Additional cost applies.
Day 8: Kruger National Park (B, D)
Rise early again today for your second game drive in the Kruger National Park – you might spot animals you missed on the first game drive and encounter different experiences.
Day 9: Kruger National Park (B, D)
Today is a free day.
Optional: Panoramic Tour. Rise early for one of the most scenic tours in South Africa. The tour explores the North Eastern escarpment of the Drakensberg and includes a visit to Blyde River Canyon, Gods Window and Bourkes Potholes which is a geological phenomenon. Additional cost applies.
Optional: Sunset Game Drive.
Day 10: Kruger National Park – – Cape Town (B)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the nearby Nelspruit Airport for your flight to Cape Town. On arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you will be met by a local representative for your transfer to your hotel in Cape Town. Spend the rest of your day at leisure to explore this postcard city.
Day 11: Cape Town (B)
After an early morning breakfast, enjoy a full a day tour of the Cape Peninsula. The tour includes a trip to Cape Point at the southern western tip of the Cape Peninsula with the most spectacular views. The Cape Point Nature Reserve comprises of 17300 acres of indigenous fauna and flora. Here you can see wildlife that includes baboon’s, rhebok, Cape Mountain Zebra and the elusive eland. Bird watchers will also find many fine species to observe. Visit the Boulders Beach to visit the penguin colony (entrance for your own expense). Before returning to your hotel, you will stop at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens for a short walking tour of the beautiful garden.
Day 12: Cape Town (B)
After breakfast you will be collected at your hotel for a short tour of Afrogem, one of the leading jewellery manufacturers in South Africa. You will have firsthand experience of how smelted gold is transformed and watch the craftsman set gems and semi-precious stones in the creation of jewellery. After, enjoy a trip up the cable car to the top of Table Mountain for some exquisite views of Cape Town! When you’re ready, make your own way back to your hotel where the rest of the day is yours at leisure.
Day 13: Cape Town (B)
Today is yours at leisure
Optional. Wineland tour. After breakfast, you will be collected at your hotel for a Wine Tram excursion tour in Franschoek. Enjoy some wine tasting, buy some excellent Cape wines, enjoy a cellar tour or lunch. Later that afternoon you will be transferred back to your hotel. Additional cost applies.
Optional: Robben Island. Additional cost applies.
Day 14: Cape Town – – New Zealand
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cape Town International Airport for your homeward flight.
Day 15: New Zealand
Arrive home to New Zealand.