Safaris to Chobe National Park - Africa

Sample Itinerary - REF AFRICA 876

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Cape Point, South Africa

Day 1: Cape Town

Welcome to Sensational South Africa! Arriving into Cape Town you will see our friendly local team waiting to meet you. The remainder of the day is free for you to start exploring Cape Town. (OVERNIGHT Garden Court De Waal Hotel)

Cablecar to Table Mountain

Day 2: Cape Town

This morning travel along the Atlantic Seaboard via Sea Point, Clifton and Camps Bay to Hout Bay, a quaint village and fishing harbour with magnificent mountain views and beach. Here you have the option to take a boat trip to Seal Island (seasonal). Carry on over Chapman’s Peak, one of the world’s most breathtaking coastal drives, to Cape Point. After lunch travel on to Simon’s Town, a village with charming Victorian architecture, a naval base and a large penguin colony at the beautiful Boulders Beach. Our tour ends after a visit to the popular Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. (OVERNIGHT Garden Court De Waal Hotel)

Bird coming in to land

Day 3: Cape Town - Oudtshoorn

Cape Town - Oudtshoorn. We depart Cape Town this morning and head out onto Route 62, the longest wine route in the Western Cape. It is an area of magnificent landscapes, towering cliffs and an abundance of trees and indigenous flora, and meanders all the way to Oudtshoorn our first destination. Oudtshoorn is the ostrich capital of the world and this afternoon we visit a show farm to learn about the history and use of these unique birds, as well as their life cycle and how they are farmed. (OVENRIGHT De Opstal Hotel)

Inquisitive ostrich getting up close

Day 4: Oudtshoorn - Knysna

Oudtshoorn - Knysna. After breakfast we travel to the beautiful Cango Caves where we embark on a guided tour of the mysterious limestone formations in this subterranean wonderland. We continue our drive over the breathtaking Outeniqua pass which offers stunning views over the Swartberg escarpment and the Indian Ocean, and make our way to the Garden Route town of Knysna. This evening why not try out one of the many restaurants Knysna has to offer, and sample the oysters they are famous for. (OVERNIGHT GRAYWOOD HOTEL)

Day 5: Knysna

Knysna - Tsitsikamma National Park - Knysna. Today we continue further along the Garden Route to experience the famous Tsitsikamma National Park, where we spend the morning hiking along the winding board walk through the forest to the suspension bridge at Tsitsikamma mouth. The protected and indigenous forest of Tsitsikamma contains the most amazing array of vegetation, birds and wildlife. On the way back a stop can be made at the Bloukrans bridge for those who want to experience the world’s highest bungi jump! (OVERNIGHT GRAYWOOD HOTEL)

Day 6: Knysna - Hermanus

Knysna - Hermanus. This morning we drive through the coastal towns of Sedgefield, Wilderness and George and make our way to the Garden Route Game Lodge, where we embark on a game drive in an open Landrover with an experienced game ranger. The game reserve is home to lion, elephant, white rhino, buffalo and cheetah as well as giraffe and numerous antelope species, and hopefully we will get to spot some of these magnificent creatures. We carry on to the town of Hermanus where we spend the night. (OVERNIGHT HERMANUS LODGE ON THE GREEN)

Day 7: Hermanus - Cape Town

After a hearty breakfast we take a leisurely drive to the Hemel and Aarde Valley were we sample wines at one of the local vineyards. We proceed to the Harold Porter Botanical Gardens which is home to a spectacular variety of Fynbos, where we spend some time enjoying nature in these peaceful surroundings. The last stop for the day is at Stony Point to see the African Penguins. This is one of only three land based colonies in South Africa. We arrive back into Cape Town later this afternoon. (OVERNIGHT Garden Court De Waal Hotel)

One of the many bays around Cape Town

Day 8: Cape Town - Victoria Falls

6 PEOPLE MAX -- Transfer to the airport for your flight home. 4 PEOPLE MINIMUM - Morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Victoria Falls. Arriving here, we take you to your hotel. The afternoon is free for you to book any excursions you may like for today and or tomorrow morning.

Vineyard in the winelands region

Day 9: Victoria Falls - Hwange N.P.

After breakfast this morning, you will be collected at the hotel and transferred to Hwange Safari Lodge. From here, the team from Ivory Lodge will collect you and transfer to the Lodge where you will stay. (Hwange National Park fee of USD 20.00 per person per ENTRY is excluded and payable locally. Subject to change without prior warning.)

The Smoke that Thunders

Day 10: Hwange N.P.

Enjoy the next days at the lodge, all meals, local brand drinks, and 2 scheduled safari activities daily are included as part of your stay.

Antelope watching out for predators, Chobe

Days 11-13: Hwange N.P.

Today and tomorrow is spent exploring one of the most unique wilderness areas in the world, exploring the network of delta channels and estuaries with the include game viewing activities included as part of your stay at the lodge.

Looking for prey in the setting sun

Day 14: Hwange N.P.

Sadly your journey has come to an end, we will transfer you to Kasane Airport for your flights home.

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