Maputo Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF AFRICA 162

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Johannesburg city

Day 1: Johannesburg - Victoria Falls

We will meet you at the airport and take you to the check in for the flight to Victoria Falls. On arrival in Victoria Falls, we will transfer you to the hotel. This afternoon we will take you on a guide tour of the Victoria Falls, which are of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.

The Smoke that Thunders

Days 2-3: Victoria Falls

The next 2 days are free to take some of the many activities on offer.

Antelope watching out for predators, Chobe

Day 4: Victoria Falls - Cape Town

We will transfer you to the airport for the flight to Cape Town. On arrival we will transfer you to the hotel. This afternoon you will have an afternoon city sightseeing tour.

Cape Point, South Africa

Day 5: Cape Town

We commence with a cable car trip up the legendary Table Mountain for spectacular views of the Mother City and the surrounding peninsula. (weather permitting; cable car fee not included).

One of the many bays around Cape Town

Day 6: Cape Town

Today we take you on a wine tour. The tour starts at 08:30 and we head to Paarl and a local wine estate. An informative cellar tour and wine tasting gives personalised insight into the finer points of wine-making. Proceed to the town of Franschhoek. Here we have time to enjoy the culinary skills of the chefs at one of the many award winning restaurants (not included in cost). Onward to Stellenbosch, the heart of the South African wine Industry. With the sheer vastness of wine estates on offer, we are spoilt for choice when we enjoy our final wine tasting of the day.

Day 7: Cape Town - Oudtshoorn

Early this morning we depart on a group Garden Route tour, leaving Cape Town for Oudtshoorn and spend an exciting afternoon at the Cango Caves before retiring to our accommodation. The Cango Caves are a series of caves, made up of a succession of underground holes and enclosures, which can be explored on a guided tour (bookable locally).

Day 8: Oudtshoorn - Plettenberg Bay

Today we drive over the stunning Outeniqua pass down to the coast. We pass through the small coastal towns of George, Wilderness, Sedgefield and Knysna. Our destination for the day is Plettenberg Bay, the jewel of the Garden Route, with its sweeping unspoiled golden beaches and dramatic rocky peninsular.

Day 9: Plettenberg Bay - Knysna

Today we head to Knysna where we have the option of taking a boat trip on Knysna Lagoon or visiting Knysna Elephant Park.

Day 10: Knysna - Albertinia

Today we head to the Garden Route Game Lodge, a malaria free, family owned and operated private game reserve is home to an abundance of animal and birdlife including the Big 5. Includes dinner, breakfast, one morning and one evening game drive and a guided tour of the Reptile Centre and Cheetah Conservation Centre.

Day 11: Albertinia - Cape Town

This morning we leave the lodge and head back to Cape Town. Rest of the day is free.

Day 12: Cape Town - Kruger N.P.

We transfer you to the airport for the flight to Johannesburg and transfer you through to Kruger National Park.

Looking for prey in the setting sun

Day 13: Kruger N.P.

Early this morning and later this afternoon you head off in open vehicles into the park in search of Africa’s Big Five. Keep those cameras ready! If you would like to get up close and personal with the animals you might want to arrange an optional guided walk with armed rangers.

Elephant in the afternoon sun

Day 14: Kruger N.P.

This morning you will have a game drive and after lunch you can enjoy another game drive!

Monkeys in the Kruger

Day 15: Kruger N.P. - Quirimbas Islands & N.P.

Today we will transfer you back to Johannesburg for the flight to Pemba. On arrival in Pemba we will transfer you to the hotel on Quirimbas.

Days 16-21: Quirimbas Islands & N.P.

The magnificent Quirimbas Archipelago in Cabo Delgado Province, Northern Mozambique, is a captivating chain of 32 coral islands. These tropical islands offer some of the richest coral reefs in the world and provide habitat for an abundant array of marine life. Nominated for World Heritage status, Ibo is the most unique island you will ever visit! Idyllic beaches, ancient history & culture, water sports, birding, mangrove forests, sumptuous seafood, romance, luxury and tranquility... total rest and relaxation awaits! Included - all meals, tea, coffee, water in the rooms, Non -Motorised water sports, 1 guided historical tour of the Island, 1 transfer daily to a private beach.

Day 22: Quirimbas Islands & N.P. - Maputo

We will transfer you to the airport in time for the flight to Pemba and transfer you to the hotel in Maputo.

Day 23: Maputo

We will transfer you to the airport in time for your departure flight.

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