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Cape Town, Kruger & Zimbabwe

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13 days

Southern Africa is so packed full of diverse highlights that we’re taking two weeks to explore a few of them in depth. Wildlife is the region's calling card, and there will be plenty of chances to spot the Big Five in Kruger, Hwange and Matobo national parks. Aside from animals, there’ll be many occasions to experience the unique regional cultures of Soweto, Shalati and Victoria Falls. Add in opportunities to mingle with the locals in three countries through a cross-country train ride, sharing familial meals and visiting kids at the Planeterra-supported G Hope Africa preschool, and you’ll come away with an even deeper understanding of what makes this part of the world truly special.
  • Day 1 Cape Town

    Arrive at any time.

  • Day 2 Cape Town (1B, 1D)

    Enjoy a full day in Cape Town with options to visit Robben Island, Table Mountain, exploring Cape Point or embarking on a wine tour around Stellenbosch. In the evening, experience an authentic meal in a local home in a nearby township.

  • Day 3 Shosholoza Meyl Train (1B)

    Board the Shosholoza Meyl train at Cape Town station. Enjoy the day with your travel companions playing cards, meeting the locals and checking out the dining car. Drift to sleep to the rhythm of the train. Please note that no bedding is provided in the 4-bed sleeper compartments and may be mixed gender. Wake up and opt for a tasty breakfast on board.

  • Day 4 Johannesburg (1L)

    Scheduled arrival into Johannesburg is noon. Meet the transfer and local guide and head for a visit to Soweto township. Enjoy a 3-hour bicycle tour around the area.

  • Days 5-6 Greater Kruger Area/Shalati village (2B,2D)

    Take the Panorama Route into the Kruger National Park area. Visit the Planeterra-supported G Hope Africa preschool before an afternoon game drive in Kruger NP (own vehicle). Keep an eye out for elephant, lion, rhino, leopard and buffalo—Africa's famed Big Five. In the evening, enjoy a traditional dance experience in Shalati.

  • Day 7 Kruger National Park (1B)

    Start early for a long day driving straight up the middle of Kruger National Park. While transferring to the northern part of the park there will be ample opportunity to spot animals from the van.

  • Day 8 Great Zimbabwe National Monument area (1B,1D)

    Head for the Zimbabwe border and continue on to the Great Zimbabwe National Monument area. Journey through changing landscapes and enjoy the sunset over Lake Mutirikwe.

  • Days 9-10 Matobo National Park (2B)

    Start the day with a visit to the Great Zimbabwe National Monument, the most significant ruins site in Africa south of Cairo. Learn the history of the ruins and climb to the citadel for a view over the site. Continue on to Matobo National Park. On Day 10, enjoy an included rhino walk, with the opportunity to get up close and personal with this endangered species. In the afternoon, opt to explore ancient cave paintings, visit the grave of Rhodes, hike the unique and stunning landscape or hang out by the pool.

  • Day 11 Hwange National Park (1B)

    Travel to Hwange National Park for one last opportunity to spot wildlife. Enjoy a game drive in the park in our touring vehicle.

  • Day 12 Hwange NP/Victoria Falls/Livingstone

    Opt for more game viewing in the morning before continuing on to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Enjoy the spectacular falls before crossing the border to Livingstone, Zambia.

  • Day 13 Livingstone

    Depart at any time. We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience everything Livingstone and the Zambezi area has to offer.

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