1 Arrive Cape Town (South Africa)
Arrive in Cape Town, where we'll meet you on arrival and transfer you to your hotel located by the tourist friendly V&A Waterfront precinct. For those wishing to seek extra time and touring in Cape Town, pre tour accommodation and Select Experience touring is available. Stay Three Nights: Cape Town, Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel
2 Cape Town
A city alive with creativity, colour, sounds and tastes, be ready to fall in love with Cape Town. The magnetism of the city's icon, Table Mountain, takes hold as you ride the cableway up to its summit. Then, discover the intricacies of the city on a guided tour. (B/D)
Insider Experience: Tonight, try your hand at African drumming before a Welcome Dinner of Cape Malay cuisine.
3 Cape Town, Cape Peninsula
Enjoy a day of Insider Experiences. (B/L)
4 Cape Town, Oudtshoorn
Farewell Cape Town this morning, and travel under the cloudless skies of the Karoo region, showcasing a well preserved semidesert eco-system. Arrive at your hotel for a delicious dinner of local produce, including ostrich. Stay: Oudtshoorn, Surval Boutique Olive Estate (B/D)
5 Oudtshoorn, Knysna
This morning, discover the subterranean formations of the Cango Caves. After, enjoy your Insider Experience. Then, join the Garden Route to the charming coastal town of Knysna, where you will enjoy a free afternoon to spend how you please. Stay Two Nights: Knysna, Protea Hotel Knysna Quays (B)
Insider Experience: Tour an ostrich farm and come face-to-face with Africa's enormous flightless birds as you enjoy the chance to feed an ostrich by hand.
6 Knysna, Featherbed Nature Reserve
This morning perhaps join an optional boat tour from Plettenberg Bay, for the opportunity to view dolphins (Apr-May) or whales (Jun-Oct) and other wildlife. Later, enjoy your Insider Experience. Cross the lagoon and join a park guide for a 4WD journey to the top of Western Head. Take some time to enjoy the stunning view and later, perhaps join an optional bushwalk into ancient sea caves. (B)
Insider Experience: Visit Featherbed Nature Reserve, a pristine piece of paradise on the Western Head of Knysna, accessible only by ferry.
7 Knysna, Port Elizabeth
Depart Knysna and continue along the Garden Route. After your Insider Experience, continue along the Storms River Mouth and through Tsitsikamma Forest on the way to Port Elizabeth. Check in to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day all to yourself. Stay: Port Elizabeth, Beach Hotel or similar (B)
Insider Experience: Make a stop to visit Monkeyland Primate Reserve, the world's first free-roaming multi-species primate sanctuary.
8 Port Elizabeth, Johannesburg, Kruger National Park
Board an included flight to Nelspruit via Johannesburg, then travel to a private concession of land within Kruger National Park. Excitement reaches an all-time high as you head out on your first game drive through the lodge's private concession. Experience the thrill of looking for the wildlife of Africa in one of the nation's greatest game parks. Enjoy sundowners amidst the African bush before dinner back at your lodge this evening. Stay Two Nights: Kruger National Park, Shishangeni Private Lodge (B/L/D)
Insider Experience: Arrive at Shishangeni Private Lodge where you will stay for the next two nights in your own thatched chalet with a private game-viewing deck.
9 Kruger National Park
A morning game drive brings the chance to track down Africa's Big Five along with a host of other animals that call the park home. Then, during leisure time before your afternoon game drive, perhaps relax by the pool or on your private deck. (B/L/D)
Insider Experience: You're treated to a taste of South Africa tonight with an authentic outdoor boma dinner beneath the starlit sky.
10 Kruger National Park, Johannesburg
Transfer to the airport for your flight back to Johannesburg. With a free afternoon and evening, perhaps take advantage of our select experience – a visit to the township of Soweto (see page 60 for details). Stay: Johannesburg, Southern Sun Hyde Park (B)
11 Johannesburg, Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe)
Take an included flight to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. This afternoon, enjoy a walk where your guide will enlighten you on the history and culture of the local area before being transferred to your hotel. Stay Two Nights: Victoria Falls, Victoria Falls Safari Lodge (B/D)
12 Victoria Falls
With a full day at leisure, enjoy unlimited access to the falls, only a short walk from your hotel. Perhaps enhance your journey by taking a helicopter or microlight flight, or head out on a sunset cruise. (B)
13 Depart Victoria Falls
Your exciting trip comes to an end today. After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward journey. (B)