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12 Day Southern Africa Highlights

  • Explore Zimbabwe, Botswana & South Africa
  • Search for lions, buffalos, giraffes & more
Includes Return International Flights

Giraffes and hippos and elephants, oh my: this once-in-a-lifetime, 12-day safari experience through Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa is perfect for animal lovers. Home to some of the world's most incredible creatures and most striking landscapes, every step of this Southern Africa trip has the power to inspire and transform.

Witness the awe-inspiring Victoria Falls, a true world wonder; enjoy a sunset cruise along the mighty Zambezi River; and unwind at the luxury Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa in Botswana in the Chobe region, home to incredible wildlife. Search for lions, leopards, cheetahs, buffalo and many more animals with two included game activities per day. Then continue on to vibrant Cape Town where you’ll get to unwind with free time and also enjoy a guided tour of the scenic Cape Peninsula.

Package includes return international flights, six nights quality hotel accommodation, three nights in luxury Safari Lodge accommodation, 15 meals, up to five game safaris and more.

Want to delve deeper? Upgrade to the 16-day package with Garden Route extension and experience one of South Africa’s most unforgettable coastal drives. Visit Cango Caves, Bramon Wine Estate and more!

ITINERARY

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Itinerary - 1

Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or *Perth for Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Fly with award-winning South African Airways. Please note: Due to flight scheduling, some Adelaide customers may experience a long connection time in Perth. Affected customers are able to leave the airport if they wish.


Meals included: In-Flight

Upon arrival at Victoria Falls Airport you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

Cresta Sprayview Hotel is situated just 1.4 km from the Victoria Falls Rainforest entrance. It’s the perfect getaway for adventure seekers exploring the resort town of Victoria Falls and its surrounds. In months when the Falls are in full flood, the spray from this majestic wonder of nature rises like a column of smoke, locally referred to as “Mosi-oa-Tunya” the “Smoke that Thunders” and can be seen from the hotel, hence the name Sprayview. The hotel is also located within walking distance of the town of Victoria Falls.

Overnight: Cresta Sprayview Hotel, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Meals included: None

This morning you will be collected from the hotel and travel to the falls. Visiting Victoria Falls is a truly awe-inspiring experience – the sight, the sound, the smell; the humbling feeling that you’ve encountered a masterpiece of mother nature. No photograph can do the falls justice, and nothing prepares you for your first sight. The tour will be conducted in the morning. En-route, you may be taken past the ‘Big Tree’ where you can stop and take photos. You will be accompanied by a qualified guide, who will offer a brief history of the falls themselves, as well as detailing the flora, fauna, bird and wildlife and other points of interest. Guides are also happy to assist you with photographs whilst visiting this most spectacular of waterfalls. Raincoats are provided when needed. The afternoon will be spent at leisure.

Overnight: Cresta Sprayview Hotel, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy the morning and early afternoon at leisure. In the late afternoon, you will be picked up and transferred to the jetty for a Zambezi Sundowner Cruise. The cruise is a superb way to relax and admire the spectacular beauty of the Zambezi River. You may have the opportunity to see a variety of game; including hippo, crocodile, and elephant as well as enjoy the many different bird species. The Zambezi Sunset Cruise includes finger snacks, beer, wine, local spirits and soft drinks.

Overnight: Cresta Sprayview Hotel, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning you will be picked up and transferred over the border to Kasane in Botswana, to your luxury safari lodge on the banks of the Chobe River. This afternoon enjoy your first safari activity.

All of the bedrooms at Cresta Mowana face the magnificent Chobe River, complete with a spacious balcony from which you can observe the daily happenings amidst the abundant wildlife habitat surrounding the river. The rooms also look out onto the adjoining Namibian floodplains, where often numerous animals congregate.

Overnight: Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa, Kasane, Botswana
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Enjoy two days exploring the park either by boat or on a game drive, with two included game activities per day. The Chobe region is teeming with wildlife and is, as such, a safari-lover’s Mecca. There are over 75 species of mammals in the area surrounding Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa, including tens of thousands of elephants in the adjacent Chobe National Park.

Game drives are led by experienced and qualified guides in an open safari vehicle. The game drive is also the ideal opportunity to capture the African wilderness, a photographers dream. The Chobe National Park has some of the largest concentrations of game on the African continent and regular sightings include giraffe, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah and bushbuck.

Alternatively, you can choose to explore this spectacular region by boat. The Chobe River provides sustenance for many animals in the region surrounding Cresta Mowana.

Overnight: Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa, Kasane, Botswana
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Spend another day enjoying this remarkable landscape with two included game activities.

Overnight: Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa, Kasane, Botswana
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today you will be transferred back over the border to Zimbabwe and Victoria Falls Airport for your onward flight to Cape Town, South Africa. Upon arrival into Cape Town you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Cape Milner Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning depart on a tour of the beautiful Cape Peninsula. This awe-inspiring tour to the towering headland known as Cape Point encompasses magnificent beaches, breathtaking views, and picturesque coastal villages. The Cape Peninsula is one of the world’s most scenic areas and stretches from the city centre all the way to Cape Point. In Simon's Town you will stop for the chance to see penguins and to have lunch (not included). On the way back you will also visit the beautiful Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Note: The drive via Chapman’s Peak is subject to the road being open. Ou Kaapse Weg (mountain pass in Cape Town) will be used as an alternative route when necessary.

Overnight: Cape Milner Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
Meals included: Breakfast

Today is free at leisure to explore the wonders of this beautiful coastal city. Alternatively, you can take the opportunity to join an optional Cape Wineland Full Day Tour (not included) or a Half Day Cape Town City Tour (not included). Please note: Only one optional tour may be purchased.

Optional Activity: Cape Winelands Full Day Tour $130 per person.
This delightful drive winds into the heart of the Cape Winelands, through mountain ranges and sprawling vineyards. Head to the wine country via the N2 to the heart of South Africa’s wine industry, Stellenbosch. Walk down the canal-lined avenues, in the shade of giant oak trees and beautifully preserved historic buildings. Enjoy the first wine tasting of the day at Waterford Estate (or similar). Travel over the Helshoogte Pass to the town of Franschhoek, which dates back to when the French Huguenots arrived in the 17th century. Billed as the Gourmet Capital of South Africa, this charming town retains a French Huguenot style. Enjoy a wine tasting, followed by an opportunity to enjoy the fabled culinary skills of the Franschhoek chefs at one of the many award winning restaurants (lunch not included in cost). Continue onward to Paarl, one of the Cape’s first farming districts. The town is set at the foot of a cluster of remarkable granite domes, from which it takes its name. The last stop for the day is at a wine estate on the Paarl wine route. Return to the bustle of city life after an enthralling day in the countryside, arriving back at the hotel early evening.

Optional Activity: Cape Town Half Day City Tour - $80 per person
Situated below Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head, Cape Town offers a rich cultural and industrial heritage, grand splendour and an assurance of activity & excitement. This option is a geographical and cultural extravaganza, showing you Cape Town, from its historical beginnings to the dazzling, modern city it is today.

The tour commences with a visit to Table Mountain (weather permitting; cable car fee not included). Enjoy panoramic views over the Mother City and Robben Island in the distance lying sleepily in Table Bay harbour. In the heart of the city enjoy for a short walk through the Company Gardens. From squirrels to a variety of plant life, it’s just a happy place to soak up some ‘Cape Town vibes’ and enjoy the aviaries and fishponds. On the Wale Street end of the garden you will find a monument which was created to commemorate the life and work of Desmond Tutu – lovingly referred to by South Africans as “The Arch” and a tribute to the values of the South African Constitution. Arch for Arch was installed beside historic St. Georges Cathedral aka “People’s Cathedral” for its role in the resistance against apartheid. Step inside the Slave Lodge which explores the history of these unwilling immigrants and how they have contributed to the richness and diversity of South African history. As you drive through the city you shall get a feel for the cultural melting pot that it is. End the tour with a stop at Truth Café a ‘steampunk inspired’ artisan coffee shop serving all hand-roasted coffees in a vintage cast-iron drum (any meals for own account). Return to your hotel upon completion of the tour where you may enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Cape Milner Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
Meals included: Breakfast

Today you will be transferred from the hotel to the airport for your return flight back to Australia. Please note: Due to flight scheduling, some Melbourne customers may experience a long connection time in Perth. Affected customers are able to leave the airport if they wish.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

*Please note some flights may arrive back +1 day due to scheduling

Itinerary - 2

Today depart from either Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or *Perth for Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Fly with award-winning South African Airways. Please note: Due to flight scheduling, some Adelaide customers may experience a long connection time in Perth. Affected customers are able to leave the airport if they wish.


Meals included: In-Flight

Upon arrival at Victoria Falls Airport you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

Cresta Sprayview Hotel is situated just 1.4 km from the Victoria Falls Rainforest entrance. It’s the perfect getaway for adventure seekers exploring the resort town of Victoria Falls and its surrounds. In months when the Falls are in full flood, the spray from this majestic wonder of nature rises like a column of smoke, locally referred to as “Mosi-oa-Tunya” the “Smoke that Thunders” and can be seen from the hotel, hence the name Sprayview. The hotel is also located within walking distance of the town of Victoria Falls.

Overnight: Cresta Sprayview Hotel, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Meals included: None

This morning you will be collected from the hotel and travel to the falls. Visiting Victoria Falls is a truly awe-inspiring experience – the sight, the sound, the smell; the humbling feeling that you’ve encountered a masterpiece of mother nature. No photograph can do the falls justice, and nothing prepares you for your first sight. The tour will be conducted in the morning. En-route, you may be taken past the ‘Big Tree’ where you can stop and take photos. You will be accompanied by a qualified guide, who will offer a brief history of the falls themselves, as well as detailing the flora, fauna, bird and wildlife and other points of interest. Guides are also happy to assist you with photographs whilst visiting this most spectacular of waterfalls. Raincoats are provided when needed. The afternoon will be spent at leisure.

Overnight: Cresta Sprayview Hotel, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Meals included: Breakfast

Today enjoy the morning and early afternoon at leisure. In the late afternoon, you will be picked up and transferred to the jetty for a Zambezi Sundowner Cruise. The cruise is a superb way to relax and admire the spectacular beauty of the Zambezi River. You may have the opportunity to see a variety of game; including hippo, crocodile, and elephant as well as enjoy the many different bird species. The Zambezi Sunset Cruise includes finger snacks, beer, wine, local spirits and soft drinks.

Overnight: Cresta Sprayview Hotel, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning you will be picked up and transferred over the border to Kasane in Botswana, to your luxury safari lodge on the banks of the Chobe River. This afternoon enjoy your first safari activity.

All of the bedrooms at Cresta Mowana face the magnificent Chobe River, complete with a spacious balcony from which you can observe the daily happenings amidst the abundant wildlife habitat surrounding the river. The rooms also look out onto the adjoining Namibian floodplains, where often numerous animals congregate.

Overnight: Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa, Kasane, Botswana
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Enjoy two days exploring the park either by boat or on a game drive, with two included game activities per day. The Chobe region is teeming with wildlife and is, as such, a safari-lover’s Mecca. There are over 75 species of mammals in the area surrounding Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa, including tens of thousands of elephants in the adjacent Chobe National Park.

Game drives are led by experienced and qualified guides in an open safari vehicle. The game drive is also the ideal opportunity to capture the African wilderness, a photographers dream. The Chobe National Park has some of the largest concentrations of game on the African continent and regular sightings include giraffe, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah and bushbuck.

Alternatively, you can choose to explore this spectacular region by boat. The Chobe River provides sustenance for many animals in the region surrounding Cresta Mowana.

Overnight: Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa, Kasane, Botswana
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Spend another day enjoying this remarkable landscape with two included game activities.

Overnight: Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa, Kasane, Botswana
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today you will be transferred back over the border to Zimbabwe and Victoria Falls Airport for your onward flight to Cape Town, South Africa. Upon arrival into Cape Town you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

Overnight: Cape Milner Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning depart on a tour of the beautiful Cape Peninsula. This awe-inspiring tour to the towering headland known as Cape Point encompasses magnificent beaches, breathtaking views, and picturesque coastal villages. The Cape Peninsula is one of the world’s most scenic areas and stretches from the city centre all the way to Cape Point. In Simon's Town you will stop for the chance to see penguins and to have lunch (not included). On the way back you will also visit the beautiful Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Note: The drive via Chapman’s Peak is subject to the road being open. Ou Kaapse Weg (mountain pass in Cape Town) will be used as an alternative route when necessary.

Overnight: Cape Milner Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
Meals included: Breakfast

Today is free at leisure to explore the wonders of this beautiful coastal city. Alternatively, you can take the opportunity to join an optional Cape Wineland Full Day Tour (not included) or a Half Day Cape Town City Tour (not included). Please note: Only one optional tour may be purchased.

Optional Activity: Cape Winelands Full Day Tour $130 per person.
This delightful drive winds into the heart of the Cape Winelands, through mountain ranges and sprawling vineyards. Head to the wine country via the N2 to the heart of South Africa’s wine industry, Stellenbosch. Walk down the canal-lined avenues, in the shade of giant oak trees and beautifully preserved historic buildings. Enjoy the first wine tasting of the day at Waterford Estate (or similar). Travel over the Helshoogte Pass to the town of Franschhoek, which dates back to when the French Huguenots arrived in the 17th century. Billed as the Gourmet Capital of South Africa, this charming town retains a French Huguenot style. Enjoy a wine tasting, followed by an opportunity to enjoy the fabled culinary skills of the Franschhoek chefs at one of the many award winning restaurants (lunch not included in cost). Continue onward to Paarl, one of the Cape’s first farming districts. The town is set at the foot of a cluster of remarkable granite domes, from which it takes its name. The last stop for the day is at a wine estate on the Paarl wine route. Return to the bustle of city life after an enthralling day in the countryside, arriving back at the hotel early evening.

Optional Activity – Cape Town Half Day City Tour - $80 per person
Situated below Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head, Cape Town offers a rich cultural and industrial heritage, grand splendour and an assurance of activity & excitement. This option is a geographical and cultural extravaganza, showing you Cape Town, from its historical beginnings to the dazzling, modern city it is today.

The tour commences with a visit to Table Mountain (weather permitting; cable car fee not included). Enjoy panoramic views over the Mother City and Robben Island in the distance lying sleepily in Table Bay harbour. In the heart of the city enjoy for a short walk through the Company Gardens. From squirrels to a variety of plant life, it’s just a happy place to soak up some ‘Cape Town vibes’ and enjoy the aviaries and fishponds. On the Wale Street end of the garden you will find a monument which was created to commemorate the life and work of Desmond Tutu – lovingly referred to by South Africans as “The Arch” and a tribute to the values of the South African Constitution. Arch for Arch was installed beside historic St. Georges Cathedral aka “People’s Cathedral” for its role in the resistance against apartheid. Step inside the Slave Lodge which explores the history of these unwilling immigrants and how they have contributed to the richness and diversity of South African history. As you drive through the city you shall get a feel for the cultural melting pot that it is. End the tour with a stop at Truth Café a ‘steampunk inspired’ artisan coffee shop serving all hand-roasted coffees in a vintage cast-iron drum (any meals for own account). Return to your hotel upon completion of the tour where you may enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Cape Milner Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
Meals included: Breakfast

Today depart Cape Town and travel along Route 62 to Barrydale for lunch (not included). Afterwards continue to Oudtshoorn – the ‘feather capital’ of the world. Visit a working ostrich farm for a guided tour. Afterwards check into the hotel in the late afternoon before enjoying dinner.

Overnight: Hlangana Lodge or similar, Oudtshoorn, South Africa
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

This morning enjoy a tour of the Cango Caves, a 20-million-year-old network of limestone chambers. You will also enjoy some time at leisure at the Knysna Waterfront before proceeding to The Crags near Plettenberg Bay. Here you will embark on an informative cruise up the Keurbooms River before arriving at the hotel where you will spend the following two nights.

Overnight: Hog Hollow Country Lodge or similar, Plettenberg Bay Area, South Africa
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

After breakfast you will visit Birds of Eden – the largest free-flight bird aviary in the world. Next you will proceed to Bramon Wine Estate for a tasting followed by lunch (not included). Afterwards take the opportunity to take part in an optional Marine Encounter boat trip (weather and time permitting and at an additional cost) before returning to the lodge for the remainder of the afternoon at leisure before dinner.

Overnight: Hog Hollow Country Lodge or similar, Plettenberg Bay Area, South Africa
Meals included: Breakfast;Dinner

Today journey along the final leg of the Garden Route to the beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park – ‘Garden of the Garden Route’. Enjoy a walk along the suspension bridge which crosses the Storms River Mouth Gorge and offers incredible views. Arrive into Port Elizabeth at approximately 6:00pm and enjoy the remainder of the evening at leisure.

Overnight: The Beach Hotel or similar, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Meals included: Breakfast

Today you will be transferred to Port Elizabeth Airport for your return flight back to Australia. Please note: Due to flight scheduling, some Melbourne customers may experience a long connection time in Perth. Affected customers are able to leave the airport if they wish.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight

*Please note some flights may arrive back +1 day due to scheduling.

Tour Inclusions

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  • Discover the highlights of Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa
  • Witness the majestic Victoria Falls on a guided tour
  • Learn about the native flora, fauna, bird and wildlife of the Victoria Falls region
  • Search for hippos and elephants along the Zambezi River on a sunset cruise
  • Enjoy up to 5 game safaris in either an open air vehicle or on a boat
  • Search for lions, buffalo, giraffes, leopards and more
  • Travel to scenic Cape Point on a Cape Peninsula tour
  • Relax with a day at leisure in the beautiful coastal city of Cape Town
  • Return international flights (economy class) from SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL/*PER
  • 1 x international flight (economy class) from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe to Cape Town, South Africa
  • 6 nights quality hotel accommodation
  • 3 nights in luxury Safari Lodge accommodation
  • Stay on the edge of Chobe National Park in Botswana
  • Enjoy 15 meals including daily breakfast
  • Small group touring
  • All national park entrance fees
  • Safari field rangers and trackers
  • English-speaking tour guides
  • Transportation by private A/C vehicles
  • Transportation by open air 4x4 vehicles (safari drives)
  • Return airport transfers
All of the 12 Package inclusions plus the following:
  • Drive along South Africa’s iconic Garden Route
  • Travel Route 62 to Barrydale
  • Enjoy a guided tour of a working ostrich farm
  • Explore the limestone chambers of Cango Caves on a guided tour
  • Wander the Knysna Waterfront
  • Experience a cruise up the Keurbooms River
  • Visit Birds of Eden, the largest free flight bird aviary in the world
  • Enjoy a wine tasting at Bramon Wine Estate
  • Visit Tsitsikamma National Park - ‘The Garden of the Garden Route’
  • 4 nights accommodation in 4 star hotels & lodges
  • Enjoy an additional 7 meals

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase .
 
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
 
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 
 
Please note: All additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in AUD (unless otherwise stated).


Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 14th September 2020.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers, a mandatory single supplement applies:
- 12 Day Package: $1150
- 16 Day Package: $1650
 
Departure Dates
2019
^October: 28
^November: 11, 25
 
2020
February: 3, 10, 17, 24
March: 9, 16, 23
*April: 20, 27
May: 11, 18
June: 1, 8, 15
^July: *6, *13
^August: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
^September: 7, 14
 
Surcharges
Please note: Dates/months with a * or ^ incur a high season surcharge:
* Flight High Season Surcharge: $300 per person
^ Land High Season Surcharge: $300 per person
 
Departure Cities
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or *Perth
 
Interstate Surcharges
*Perth: $150 per person


Full-Service Airline(s) Used
South African Airways plus any codeshare partners (subject to availability).
 
Please note: One-way flights cannot be accommodated. Travellers must take all included flights within the package, and any flights intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being subject to cancellation. 
 
Arrive early in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Arrive early is not available between 19th December 2019 – 3rd January 2020.
 
Stay behind in Cape Town, South Africa (12 Day Package Only)
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Stay behind is not available between 19th December 2019 – 3rd January 2020.
 
Stay behind in Port Elizabeth, South Africa (16 Day Package Only)
$200 per person, subject to availability
Please note:
- If you are interested in this stay behind option, please contact our friendly reservations team at TripADeal to make this booking and provide your preferred travel dates. This stay behind option is not available through the online check out.
- This fee does not include extra nights accommodation, meals or airport transfers.
- No flight booking changes or cancellations permitted after air tickets have been issued.
- Flight changes are subject to availability at the time of booking.
- Stay behind is not available between 19th December 2019 – 3rd January 2020.
 
Stopover Packages
Not available.
 
Flight Class Upgrades
- Premium Economy: Not available.
- Business Class (Australia to Zimbabwe & South Africa to Australia sectors only): Buy now for $4999 per person
Please note: 
- All Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades are subject to availability (if we are not able to fulfill your business class request the upgrade cost will be refunded).
- On any upgrade purchase, short haul flights and domestic flight sectors are not guaranteed in a Premium or Business cabin; subject to aircraft configuration.



Accommodation Used


12 Day Package

3-4 Star (self-rated)

- Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe: Cresta Sprayview Hotel 

- Kasane, Botswana: Cresta Mowana Safari Resort & Spa 

- Cape Town, South Africa: Cape Milner Hotel

  

16 Day Package

4 Star (Self-rated)

- Oudtshoorn, South Africa: Hlangana Lodge or similar

- Plettenberg Bay Area, South Africa: Hog Hollow Country Lodge or similar

- Port Elizabeth, South Africa: The Beach Hotel, Singa Town Lodge, Ibhayi Guest Lodge or similar

Please note: Accommodation/rooms offered are based on a lead-in room type, and are subject to availability based on seasonality. Properties will be confirmed, no later than two weeks prior to travel.

 

Extra Nights
Not available.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 people.
 
Child Policy
- No child discounts. Full price applies for all children travelling with their parents.
- Valid for Children/infants 6 years old and over.
Please note: Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors allowed.
 
Triple Share
Not available.
 
Bedding Configuration
2 x twin or 1 x double (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Subject to availability and at the hotel's discretion. Please enquire on booking if you require this option.


Minimum group size 2, maximum group size 16 per vehicle.
 
Optional Tours / Activities
- Day 10: Cape Winelands Tour - $130 AUD per person
- Day 10: Cape Town Half Day City Tour - $80 AUD per person
Please note:
- Prices are based on per person, are subject to availability, time permitting and weather conditions.
- The optional tours listed above must be purchased on checkout or over the phone prior to submitting your passenger information form (subject to availability) 
- Some tours require minimum numbers to operate.
- Please note only one optional activity may be purchased on day 10


- Visa fees and requirements (A visa for South Africa & Botswana is not required if travelling on an Australian passport but a double entry visa is required for Zimbabwe - purchased on arrival into Victoria Falls)
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
- Optional gratuities/tipping
- Optional activities/tours
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Mandatory)
Please note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised.



BOTSWANA PLASTIC BAG BAN
The Botswana Government have announced their intention to ban the use of plastic carrier bags effective from the 1st of November 2018. Guests travelling to Botswana should be aware of this and are advised to not carry plastic bags into the country. The proposed fine for carrying plastic bags will be US$500.
 
Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport New Baggage Restrictions
Effective 25 March 2019, the following new rules will apply to checked baggage:
- Only regular-shaped bags may be checked in. This means that the bags must have at least one flat surface to be accepted.
- Round or irregular-shaped bags will not be allowed.
- Bags with longs straps will not be allowed.
 
TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
In the area of Victoria Falls, the climate is sub-tropical, with a mild and dry winter from mid-May to mid-August (during which, however, nights are cold), and a hot, muggy and rainy summer from mid-November to mid-March. The rains occur in the form of short downpours or thunderstorms. Between September and November, before the rainy season, is the hot period, in fact the hottest of the year, in which the temperature easily reaches 35°C, and sometimes even 40°C, even though the humidity is not as high as in summer. Precipitation is not abundant, since it amounts to 660 millimetres per year, but it is quite abundant from December to February, while it almost never rains from May to September. 
 
Kasane, Botswana
The climate in Kasane is referred to as a local steppe climate. During the year, there is little rainfall in Kasane. The average annual temperature in Kasane is 22.9°C. In a year, the average rainfall is 643 mm with the majority of rain falling between October and March, with December and January being the wettest.
 
Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town has a Mediterranean-style climate: wet and cool winters, dry and warm summers. The annual average temperature in Cape Town is a delightful 17°C.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals:
15 meals are included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: A basic level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Yellow Fever:
A valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required in many countries. You may need to present this on arrival at the airport or border crossing. Some countries will refuse entry if you are unable to present your certificate. It's also quite common for your home country to request a Yellow Fever certificate on your arrival back home.
 
It is your responsibility to check with your doctor well in advance of leaving home about the Yellow Fever requirements for the countries you'll be visiting.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour and are optional and at the customer's discretion.
 
Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary will be adjusted to ensure you do not miss out on the experience. 
 
Shopping:
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved.  If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
 
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.



Zimbabwe


A double entry visa can be purchased on arrival in Zimbabwe for approx. $45 USD when travelling on an Australian passport.

 

Botswana & South Africa
Visas are not required for South Africa & Botswana when travelling on an Australian passport.
 
Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may, in turn, affect the type of application required.


We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.



Voluntary Changes


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

 

·       1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

·       Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

 

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
·       If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

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