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Cape, Safari and Falls

   
Destination:
Cape Town, South Africa
Duration:
10 Nights
Offer ends:
31 July 2024
Valid for travel:
2 February 2025, Other dates available at a seasonal surcharge.

Details

Don't want to compromise? Think of this trip as the best of the best. From seeing the beautiful coast of Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain, to having a chance of spotting the Big 5 in two of Africa's top wildlife destinations, and experiencing the adrenaline fuelled activities of one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls, this trip lets you tick off all the highlights that Southern Africa has to offer. 

Sightseeing Highlights:

  • Visit the V&A Waterfront
  • Take a cable car up Table Mountain
  • Cape Town City Tour
  • Take a township tour (Make Travel Matter Experience)
  • Peninsula and Penguins (Make Travel Matter Experience)
  • Vineyards and Views

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Inclusions

  • 6 nights in Hotels, 3 nights in Special Stays, 1 night in Lodge
  • 10 Breakfasts, 1 Dinner

Itinerary

The adventure begins. Drop off your bags at the hotel and meet your Trip Manager and new Contiki fam in the lobby. We'll all share a meal tonight along with some drinks to get to know each other.

Our time in Cape Town is dedicated to sightseeing and today is no exception! We'll start at the very top with a cable car ride up Table Mountain, followed by a city tour of Cape Town’s key sights and historical attractions. After that, the rest of the day is yours. We recommend the V&A Waterfront (SA’s most visited attraction). You’ll also have the option to join our Township Tour & Amy Foundation Lunch, which gives you a locally guided insight into life during Apartheid. Tonight, you’ll get to know your new pals in the best way possible – with food, drinks and music in our MasterChef-style cooking class.

This is your day to take advantage of Cape Town’s myriad local excursions – after breakfast of course. Our fav is a scenic drive along the cliffs of Chapman's Peak and down to Cape Point – the South-Western tip of Africa. In the afternoon, we’ll stop off at Boulders Beach to admire a colony of adorable African penguins - with a chance to go kayaking with them too! What next? Well, you can't go wrong with wine tasting (and a view) to round off an incredible day touring the "fairest Cape in all the world."

Rise and shine. Today, we have a (very early) flight to Johannesburg, the city of Gold, where our first port of call will be the Kruger National Park.

 

JOHANNESBURG

 

The Savannah is calling. We've got no time to waste! We'll hop straight into our overland safari truck (with large windows for the perfect safari views) and begin our journey through South Africa's country side to Kruger.

 

KRUGER NATIONAL PARK

 

Yup, it’s safari time! We’ll enter this wildlife Eden (the size of a small country) in the afternoon for a sunset game drive, and then make our way to the exclusive Contiki Safari Camp on the banks of the Sabie River. This Special Stay includes canvas tents, mattresses and linens - all set up in time for our arrival! We’ll spend tonight gathered round the open campfire, gazing up at the stars and listening to lions in the distance. 5 star accommodation? More like 5000 star accommodation.

Today we're up bright and early for our first taste of the fresh morning air. We'll start with a sunrise safari – just in time to catch Africa’s elusive predators finishing off their nocturnal hunt. At midday, you’ll have the chance to relax back at the camp: you can visit the local shop, take a dip in the pool or visit the nearby restaurant where you can look out over the Sabie River and watch as the animals come to quench their thirst (yup, it's preddy special.) This afternoon, it’s back to the safari vehicles for a sunset game drive and another chance to see the Big Five and more. Tonight back at camp, we’ll tuck into a traditional South African braai or BBQ, complete with local sides and desserts.

Rise & shine, explorers! Especially if you wanna choose to take the sunrise game drive (more game drives = more chances of ticking everything off that list). Or you could always choose to sleep in and catch a late brekkie. The game of hide and seek then continues one last time as we head back into the park, keeping our eyes open for any wildlife that's evaded us so far (come on cheetah... where are you) and bid farewell to Kruger.

 

JOHANNESBURG

 

We’ll head off to Johannesburg this afternoon. Order of business? Crash at the hotel before we fly to Victoria Falls in the morning!

This morning we'll drive to the airport to catch our flight up to Victoria Falls.

 

VICTORIA FALLS

 

We start off with the number one attraction around - the Falls themselves! Hike along the Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders and the largest waterfall in the world. You might want to pack your raincoat, as during certain times of the year you can get drenched from the rising spray, giving the falls its local name: 'The smoke that thunders'.This afternoon, you'll have the chance to jump, zipline or swing off the famous bridge connecting Zimbabwe and Zambia over the Zambezi River.

 

Please note: From January to June this trip puts you in the Victoria Falls Waterfront Hotel, Zambia, with a riverside deck and bar that overlooks the spray of the thunderous falls. Travelling from July to December? Don't worry, you're not missing out: we'll put you up in the Shearwater Explorers Village, Zimbabwe, just 400m from the falls - with bohemian cafes, curio markets and swimming pools to explore. It's a win win, basically.

Today you have the chance to try white water rafting along the Zambezi river. There's also a locally guided village tour - get to know the locals and experience their way of life. End the evening with a magnificent sunset cruise including drinks and dinner.

We start today on foot, to literally ‘walk on the wild side’ with a guided walking safari along the Zambezi’s National Park. This is a unique way to track wildlife on foot while learning about some of the smaller animals – plus plants and just generally anything we come across. Afterwards, we go from foot mode to flight mode with a helicopter ride above the thunderous waters below - the best way to see the falls in all their glory. Then it’s across the border to Botswana for more of what we love. I.e., safaris! This time, it’s the world-famous Chobe National Park, known for its huge elephant population.

 

CHOBE NATIONAL PARK

 

Tonight, you’ll truly experience the wilderness with a night out in the middle of the African bush. We have a private Contiki site just for us, with our own guides, cooks and a bonfire – all set under the stars. After dinner, you’ll get the chance to fall asleep to the sounds of Africa: a jackal calling in the distance, the loud whoop of a hyena, perhaps the roar of lions as they wake from a daytime slumber. Catch you later, city life!

 

Please note: Overnight Camping in Chobe won't be available during the Summer from October to March. Instead, you'll spend two nights at our lodge with Chobe Sunset and Sunrise Game Drives still included plus a buffet dinner.

This morning we'll wake up to watch the sunrise over the African bush with a light breakfast, before departing on a morning game drive to hopefully see some of the wildlife we may have heard the night before. We will arrive late morning to check into our new lodge and spend the rest of the day relaxing around the pool and swapping stories from the night before. On our last evening together you can opt for a wildlife cruise on the Chobe river. Surrounded by pods of hippos, crocs basking on the banks and all forms of African animals coming down to drink, this is truly one African sunset you'll never forget followed by a buffet dinner tonight.

It's time for our last breakfast together this morning where you have the option of ending the tour in Kasane, Botswana or make the journey back to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe with an included transfer. Time to say goodbye to your group and swap numbers so you can stay in touch until the next amazing adventure.

 

LAKE MANAPŌURI

 

Got your camera ready? We’re hopping on a cruise to check out the impressive landscape around Lake Manapouri. But that’s not all. We’ll also drive through the incredibly lush rainforests at Wilmot Pass. Now, this? This is natural beauty at its peak. In the evening, we’ll board an overnight vessel and head to one of New Zealand’s most popular spots.

 

DOUBTFUL SOUND

 

Welcome onboard. You'll be spending tonight on a luxurious boat (with chefs on board!) So, hop on. Enjoy some afternoon tea and get ready for some more adventure! You’ll kayak through the serene waters and even plunge into the icy Fiord. And after all that adventure chasing, we’ll be back on board to feast on a chef-made dinner with local produce. And then, it’s just games, music, cruising and good times with your new mates. Fabulous.

Terms & Conditions

The PPWWSALE24 savings and discounts are only valid on select trips departing between 9th July 2024 and 31st December 2025. The discount applies to new bookings only made between 9th July 2024 and 31st July 2024. The discount applies to the land portions of the trip price only (this excludes any applicable taxes, included flight costs, National Park fees, festival tickets, port taxes, extra accommodation, and optional experiences.) The deal is combinable with Past Guest, Future Travel Credit, Book with Mates & Multi-Trip discounts. This offer is not combinable with any other offer. Contiki reserves the right to validate bookings and will remove any additional offers added online that are not combinable. The offer is not valid on all itineraries and/or departure dates, is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. The offer is not valid on pre and post accommodation. The offer is not transferable to any other dates. Full payment is due 60 days prior to departure.

The PPWWSALE24 savings and discounts are only valid on select trips departing between 9th July 2024 and 31st December 2025. The discount applies to new bookings only made between 9th July 2024 and 31st July 2024. The discount applies to the land portions of the trip price only (this excludes any applicable taxes, included flight costs, National Park fees, festival tickets, port taxes, extra accommodation, and optional experiences.) The deal is combinable with Past Guest, Future Travel Credit, Book with Mates & Multi-Trip discounts. This offer is not combinable with any other offer. Contiki reserves the right to validate bookings and will remove any additional offers added online that are not combinable. The offer is not valid on all itineraries and/or departure dates, is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. The offer is not valid on pre and post accommodation. The offer is not transferable to any other dates. Full payment is due 60 days prior to departure.

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$3,876* | per person twin share
Save $1000* per person
Destination:
Cape Town, South Africa
Duration:
10 Nights
Offer ends:
31 July 2024
Valid for travel:
2 February 2025
Other dates available at a seasonal surcharge.

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