Cape Town Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF AFRICA 769

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Zebra at Sabi Sands Reserve

Day 1: Okavango Delta

Upon arrival at Maun airport you will be met and transferred to your next flight to Pom Pom Camp on Pom Pom Island in the heart of the Okavango Delta overlooking a lagoon. This concession is on the western boundary of the Moremi Game Reserve offering superb scenery and a true wilderness experience. Depending on your arrival time you may have the opportunity to start exploring the delta today.

Warthog at Lake Elementeita

Day 2: Okavango Delta

Today you will be able to begin enjoying the delta and all it has to offer. You can begin by exploring the waterways in a traditional mokoro (dugout canoe) or go in search of wildlife on morning and afternoon game drives. You can also take guided walks, go fishing with the locals and learn more about the ecology of the area.

Days 3-4: Okavango Delta

On the morning of day 3 you fly to Gunn's Camp, a wonderful luxury vintage safari camp overlooking legendary Chiefs Island on the border with Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta. Spend two nights here and further explore the delta by mokoro, enjoy guided bush walks, go fishing with the locals and learn more about the ecology of the area.

Meandering through the delta

Day 5: Okavango Delta - Makgadikgadi & Nxai Pan NP

Leaving the delta behind behind fly to Planet Baobab lodge near Gweta on the Makgadigadi Pans where you'll spend the next two nights Explore the area on Baobab bush walk and on returning to the lodge you can enjoy sundowners before a delicious three course dinner. The Kalahari Salt Pans in Makgadigadi & Naxi Pan National Park are all that remain of an ancient great central Botswana lake that covered the Kalahari several million years ago. In the dry season the never ending ethereal lunar landscape of glistening salt pans is spectacular, the plains are barren and animals gather to drink at the deep pools of water, which are all that remains of the dries up Boteti River.

Day 6: Makgadikgadi & Nxai Pan NP

Early this morning you head over to Ntwtwe Pans for a guided excusrion and a visit to habituated meerkats. This afternoon is at leisure. Ntwetwe Pan is the western twin of Sua Pan and is of a similar size and topography. One finger extends to the north of the road, while to the southwest the pan breaks up into several smaller pans, including Lake Xau. The old north–south trading route between Gweta and Mopipi crosses the centre of the pan, and the two famous isolated baobabs (Green's Baobab and Chapman's Baobab) that marked this route for early European explorers, including Livingstone who left his initials here, still serve as important landmarks.

Day 7: Makgadikgadi & Nxai Pan NP - Johannesburg

Today you will be transferred to the Gweta airstrip. Upon arriving in Johannesburg you can proceed to your airport hotel where you have the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 8: Johannesburg - Cape Town

Today you will board a flight to Cape Town. Upon arriving in Cape Town you will be transferred to the hotel where you have the rest of the day at leisure.

Johannesburg city

Day 9: Cape Town

Explore the city of Cape Town, known affectionately as the Mother City. Your tour will take in the Houses of Parliament, the Castle (built between 1666 and 1679, this is South Africa’s oldest building), the lively Greenmarket Square with its daily market, the Company Gardens and of course Table Mountain, which will give you spectacular views over the city and the Peninsula. (the cable car fee is not included as it is weather dependent and is usually closed for annual maintenance from the last week of July to Mid August). Overnight - Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town

Cape Point, South Africa

Day 10: Cape Town

Today you have the day at leisure. Overnight - Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town

One of the many bays around Cape Town

Day 11: Cape Town

Today you have a half day wine lands tour scheduled. This delightful drive winds its way through superb mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads. Your first stop is Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa, with canal lined avenues, and magnificent examples of Cape Dutch architecture where you enjoy your first wine tasting, coupled with a chocolate and dessert tasting. Your final stop is at the town of Paarl, at the foot of a cluster of remarkable granite domes where you do your last wine tasting of the day, before heading back to Cape Town. Overnight - Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town

Vineyard in the winelands region

Day 12: Cape Town

Today you have the day at leisure. Overnight - Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town

Cablecar to Table Mountain

Day 13: Cape Town

Today you have a full day Cape Point & Peninsula Tour scheduled. This Cape Peninsula Tour starts with the beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay, before crossing over to Hout Bay, where you may choose to join an optional boat cruise to Seal Island. Continue to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve via Chapman’s Peak, one of the world’s most breathtaking coastal drives, where you will witness the symbolic meeting of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans and enjoy spectacular views over False Bay. Stop for lunch in the area, (not included – own account) before continuing to Simonstown, the naval base, and then visit the African Penguin breeding colony at Boulders Overnight - Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town

Day 14: Cape Town

Today you have the day at leisure. Overnight - Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town

Days 15-17: Cape Town - Sun City

Today you will be transferred to the airport where you will board a flight to Johannesburg. Upon arriving in Johannesburg you will be transferred to Sun City.

Day 18: Sun City

Today we bid you farewell and transfer you to the Johannesburg airport for your flight home.

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