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Sample Itinerary - REF AFRICA 767

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Cape Point, South Africa

Day 1: Cape Town

Welcome to South Africa and the start of your adventure with On the Go Tours! Our local rep will be there at the airport to welcome you and transfer you to your hotel in Cape Town where the remainder of the day can be spent at leisure.

One of the many bays around Cape Town

Day 2: Cape Town

This morning start at the beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay and then cross over to Hout Bay, where you can join an optional short cruise to Seal Island to see the breeding colony of Cape Fur Seals. From here drive to the Cape of Good Hope National Reserve where you will board a cable car for spectacular views over False Bay. Continue to the naval base at Simonstown and visit the penguin breeding colony at Boulders Beach. For lunch enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity at the Boat House, celebrity chef Bruce Robertson’s personal home! (This is mainly a seafood lunch, please specify your dietary requirements). Afterwards, head back to Cape Town, stopping along the way for a stroll at the world famous Kirstenbosch Gardens (time permitting).

Vineyard in the winelands region

Day 3: Cape Town

Explore the city of Cape Town taking 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). As you come back down from the mountain, make a stop at Bo-Kaap, home to the Cape Malay community, with its cobbled streets and brightly coloured houses. From here you have the choice of being dropped off at the Waterfront to experience this vibrant location at your own pace, with its many shops, restaurants and pubs - or at your hotel to end the tour.

Cablecar to Table Mountain

Day 4: Cape Town

Today is a free day for you to enjoy Cape Town at your own leisure.

Remote beach

Day 5: Cape Town - Durban

This morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Durban (FLIGHT NOT INCLUDED). On arrival at Durban International Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel which is located on the Gold Mile – Durban’s distinctive beach front. Afternoon collection from your hotel for a city tour of Durban, where east meets west; a city beneath which beats the pulse of Africa. On the tour you will discover the cultural and historical contrasts of the city. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon.

Golden sands of Durban

Day 6: Durban - Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park

This morning you depart Durban and travel up the Elephant Coast to St Lucia, located at the southern extremity of the iSimangaliso Wetland Park. Here you embark on an estuarine boat trip which provides an opportunity to view crocodiles, hippo and numerous bird species, including the elusive African Kingfisher Eagle, in their natural habitat. Arrive at your hotel in the afternoon, in time to embark on an afternoon scenic drive up the Ubombo Mountains, offering views over Lake Jozini. At the summit and as the setting sun transforms the sky into a tapestry of colours, stop for sundowners. The drive will be combined with a visit to a local and authentic Zulu homestead for a glimpse into Zulu life in today’s world. Return to the hotel for dinner.

Having a workout

Day 7: Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park

Today you will transfer to the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve for a full day of game viewing. The Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve covers a combined area of 90 000ha and it was here that the white rhino was saved from extinction. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon. End the day with dinner at the hotel.

Day 8: Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park - Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

Today you journey to the Royal Kingdom of Swaziland. This tiny mountainous kingdom is filled with bygone African traditions and culture and offers beautiful scenery and attractions such as game reserves and art & craft outlets to name a few. Travel via Big Bend and visit the Swazi Candle Factory where each candle is made and finished by hand using the age-old technique "millefiore". No two are the same and the range boasts an astonishing array of patterns, shapes and designs. After spending some time at the Mbabane craft markets arrive at your hotel located in the beautiful Ezulwini Valley.

Day 9: Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary - Hazyview

This morning the tour continues through Swaziland. En route you will stop at the Ngwenya Glass Works to see master craftsmen create beautiful sculptures and artwork from molten glass. At the Jeppe’s Reef border, enjoy a showcase of the traditional Swazi culture followed by lunch at the Matsamo Cultural Village. Continue the journey to your hotel for late afternoon arrival followed by dinner. Overnight Ezulwini Valley close to the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary.

Day 10: Hazyview

Early this morning you will depart on an open vehicle safari through the Kruger National Park. The world-renowned Kruger National Park offers a wildlife experience that ranks with the best in Africa. At nearly 2 million hectares, the reserve is the flagship of South African National Parks and is home to an impressive number of flora and fauna. Return to your hotel in the afternoon and spend the remainder of the day at leisure. You will have the option to return to the Kruger National Park to absorb the tranquil beauty of an evening safari (additional charge).

Day 11: Hazyview - Johannesburg

Continue to Johannesburg via the magnificent Panorama Route. The most spectacular stretch of the Panorama Route is the Blyde River Canyon. From many well-positioned vantage points one has a view of the 33 km long gorge, which starts at "Bourke's Luck Potholes" and ends at the "Three Rondavels". Time and weather permitting, we also stop at God’s Window and the Mac Mac Falls. Arrive Johannesburg for hotel check in.

Johannesburg city

Day 12: Johannesburg - Victoria Falls

This morning we transfer you to the airport for your flight to Victoria Falls (FLIGHT NOT INCLUDED). The iconic town of Victoria Falls, which is affectionately known as "Vic Falls", is set on the southern bank of the Zambezi River, at the western end of the mighty Victoria Falls. Zimbabwe's prime tourist destination and a magnet for visitors from around the world Vic Falls has a rich and romantic history. Remainder of the day at leisure.

The Smoke that Thunders

Day 13: Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls is a truly awe-inspiring experience – the sight, the sound, the smell and the humbling feeling that here, indeed, is Nature's Supreme Masterpiece. You will be accompanied through the Rainforest by a qualified Guide, who gives a brief history of the Falls and the surrounding flora, fauna, bird and wildlife. This afternoon you are transferred to the jetty, where you board a comfortable vessel with plenty of seating, open sides and a canopied roof. From here you cruise along towards Palm lsland and Kandahar lsland to enjoy a picturesque African sunset on the Zambezi River. This cruise is a superb way to relax and enjoy the beauty of the River, with the opportunity to see a variety of game.

Victoria Falls, ZImbabwe

Days 14-15: Victoria Falls - Chobe N. P.

After breakfast you will be transferred from Victoria Falls Safari Lodge over the border into Botswana to the Chobe National Park. During the next two days at Chobe you will enjoy two game drives and an afternoon boat cruise.

Lioness in Chobe National Park

Day 16: Chobe N. P.

Today marks the end of your adventure with On the Go Tours. After breakfast and hotel check out we will transfer you to Kasane international airport for your onward departure flight.

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