SA2 Southern Africa

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

Thundering Victoria Falls; Botswana's Chobe National Park safari; Soweto township tour; Kruger Park safari; Kingdom of Swaziland: Switzerland of Africa; Famed 'Garden Route'; Table Mountain Cable Way; Robben Island Museum

Trip Information


Inclusions

Breakfast and dinner daily, one lunch. All land transport, internal air, accommodation, sightseeing and entrance fees for sites noted as 'visited' in the detailed itinerary. Gratuities for drivers, local guides, restaurant staff, porters. Airport transfers for land & air customers and for early arriving / late departing land & air customers who book their extra hotel nights through us.

Exclusions

Tour Leader gratuities, most lunches, drinks, personal items (phone, laundry, etc), international air and air taxes (if applicable), domestic air taxes, visa fees, and any excursions referenced as 'optional'. Airport transfers for Land Only customers. Optional trip cancellation insurance. Our post-reservation trip notes offer further guidance on shopping, visas, an locally paid departure taxes.

Seasonality and Weather

This tour is offered throughout the year and no time is a bad time to visit. Oct / Nov: Short-lived thunderstorms are a frequent occurrence, especially in the north. Victoria Falls are low. Dec / Jan: Mid-summer and heat is a factor, especially in the north. Northern areas and game reserves are green. Vic Falls moderate. Feb-April is late summer when days are usually hot with thunderstorms in the north and dry, cooler weather in the south. High water season at Vic Falls. June / July coincides with "winter" in Southern Africa-warm and dry days and cool-cold nights in the northern regions. Game parks are dry and cool with short grasses that enhance game spotting. In the Cape weather conditions can be highly changeable with wind and rain possible. Medium water levels at Vic Falls.

Transport and Travel Conditions

Air-conditioned motor coach, 24-40 seater depending on group size (see 'Group Size'). Open safari vehicles in Chobe, Kruger, and Hluhluwe parks. We have some full bus days but routes are scenic, stops are frequent, and roads are excellent. Internal flights via scheduled carriers.

Accommodation

Well-located, air-conditioned, 3 & 4-star hotels with en suite toilet and bath throughout. Porter service is available throughout (see 'Inclusions'). Single rooms are limited and likely smaller than twins.

Staff and Support

Tour Leader throughout, drivers, local guides at various locations.

Group Size

10-21 (plus Tour Leader)


SA2 TRIP DETAILS

DURATION18 days

TOUR STARTJohannesburg

TOUR ENDCape Town