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Victoria Falls, Natural Wonder Of The World

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This 4 day tour to the incredible Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe makes the perfect addition to a longer African vacation, or can be enjoyed simply as a st...
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Tordes Schaefer-Charlton
My love of travel and discovering new places began when I was very young, with my parents regularly taking me abroad on family vacations. Later, as a teenager, if not off having adventures in foreign lands, I could be found reminiscing and daydreaming about travel and sharing my passion with others. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have set foot on all seven continents (the most recent being Antarctica in 2011), to have visited over 65 countries worldwide and to have lived for extended periods in five remarkable destinations: Wales, France, Germany, Australia and Bali. Now in my 15th year in the travel industry, my passion is as fervent as ever and these days I am the one planning the family vacations; taking my own children out to discover the world and to see them grow through their experiences. From snorkelling with sharks in Belize and zip-lining at Copan to watching orangutans in the wild in Borneo and climbing the temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, I hope that I have instilled a love of travel in them and that they find as rewarding as I have over the years. Helping people discover the pleasure of travel and watching them get bitten by the travel bug is what I enjoy most.
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Description
South Africa in Depth introduces travellers to the country’s most famous sights, as well as some lesser-known spots that will impress the well-travelled visitor. Beginning in Johannesburg, the tour travels through the Lowveld to Hazyview, from where guests can visit the world-class Kruger National Park in search of game. The next stop is Swaziland en-route to the coastal town of St. Lucia, another wildlife haven. Following the coast towards Durban, the tour then heads into the stunning Drakensburg Mountains before returning to the city of Port Elizabeth on the southern coast. Guests will visit Tsitsikamma Forest and the incredible Cango Caves at Oudtshoorn before spending the last few nights of the tour in the scenic city of Cape Town.
Tour Highlights
Enjoy a game drive in the internationally renowned Kruger National Park
Visit the World Heritage site of St. Lucia on the southern tip of Isimangaliso Wetland Park
Indulge in some leisure activities in the awe-inspiring Southern Drakensburg Mountains
See the towering rock formations in the incredible Cango Caves
Relax and soak up the vibrant atmosphere in the beautiful city of Cape Town
   

South Africa In Depth Ex Usa 16 Days


Please note that children under 8 years are not permitted on this tour
DAY
1
SATURDAY: USA DEPARTURE
Today make your own way to the airport to depart on your overnight flight to Johannesburg. Enjoy in-flight meals and services. Overnight on board the flight

DAY
2
SUNDAY: JOHANNESBURG (ARRIVAL)
Upon arrival, you will be met and assisted to your shuttle transfer service to the hotel. You have the rest of the day at leisure until 19h00 when we all meet at the hotel reception for a briefing on the tour and a chance to meet up with your fellow travellers. Overnight in Johannesburg

DAY
3
MONDAY: JOHANNESBURG – HAZYVIEW (B/-/-)
This morning we leave for Mpumalanga, dropping several hundred feet into the lush subtropical region of the Lowveld. Travel along the circular Panorama Route via Graskop, visiting the view sites of the Blyde River Canyon, one of the natural wonders of Africa; gasp at the glory of God’s Window, with a boundless view of mountains and fertile plains and finally a visit to Bourke’s Luck Potholes before heading to Hazyview. Overnight in Hazyview
Distance travelled today: 500 km.


DAY
4
TUESDAY: KRUGER NATIONAL PARK (B/-/-)
A bright and early start to the day; enjoy the wonders of exploring the Kruger National Park in your closed vehicle. Spend a morning with the Big Five in the Kruger National Park, seeing the Big Five in the wild is one of the most memorable things one can ever experience and the African continent is the only place in the world where big game still roams freely in great numbers. The Kruger National Park is an internationally renowned game reserve of nearly 2 million hectares and supports the largest variety of wildlife species on the African continent. Keep a lookout for the wonderful flora and bird life that abounds. We return to our hotel around lunch time and your afternoon is at leisure.
Distance travelled today: 200 km.

Optional: Full day Open Vehicle Safari in Kruger National Park for USD 90/CAD 125 per person
For the wildlife enthusiasts, a second open vehicle safari in one of the world's most renowned game reserves with a highly-qualified field guide who is eager to share their knowledge and passion for this unique wilderness area.

Optional: Afternoon Elephant Interaction for USD 75/ CAD 100 per person
Have the opportunity to touch, feed and brush down these magnificent animals


DAY
5
WEDNESDAY: HAZYVIEW – SWAZILAND (B/-/-)
This morning after breakfast, we check out and depart on our journey to Swaziland. We proceed south to Malalane and then onto Swaziland where this afternoon you will visit a real Chief’s village and have the fantastic opportunity to gain an authentic knowledge of traditional Swazi culture before arriving at the hotel for overnight stay. Overnight in Swaziland
Distance travelled today: 261 km.


DAY
6
THURSDAY: SWAZILAND - ST LUCIA (B/-/-)
This morning, we journey through Swaziland into Zululand. Our journey continues into the Kingdom of KwaZulu-Natal where ancient traditions and modern cultures of both Zulu and Settler have combined into a vibrant society living in peace and harmony. Arrive this afternoon in the Umfolozi area for your overnight stay.
Distance travelled today: 435 km.

Optional: 3-hour Open Vehicle Safari in the Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park for USD 60/ CAD 82 per person
An opportunity to spot both white and black rhinos and revel in the beautiful Zululand scenery.


DAY
7
FRIDAY: ST LUCIA – DURBAN (B/-/-)
Guests have the option to lie in or take an optional morning boat cruise (own account) or simply soak up the atmosphere of this tourist town St Lucia before heading off later in the morning towards Durban. An orientation tour introduces us to this multicultural, vibrant seaside city before arriving at our hotel late afternoon. Overnight in Durban
Distance travelled: 290 kms
Optional: Game viewing boat cruise in St. Lucia for USD 30 / CAD 40 per person
Getting up close to the sights and sounds of hippos and crocodiles and marvelling at the plentiful birdlife


DAY
8
SATURDAY: DURBAN – DRAKENSBERG (B/-/D)
This morning, enjoy a leisurely breakfast or perhaps take an early morning cab ride for a stroll along the Umhlanga Beach Promenade which buzzes with energy as surfers, joggers and cyclists take to this seaside playground. Then we head into the majestic Southern Drakensberg Mountains which range forms the border between Kwa-Zulu Natal and the Kingdom of Lesotho. Its towering basalt peaks and buttresses offer dramatic vistas, the highest peak reaching a spectacular 3 482 meters, which is the highest in southern Africa. We proceed on a visit to the 300 foot high Howick Falls, continuing through the Southern Midlands Meander Route, arriving at our hotel mid-afternoon. Your afternoon is at leisure to soak up the surroundings, or go fishing, hiking and even horse riding in clean mountain air (own account). Overnight in Southern Drakensberg
Distance travelled today: 255 kms


DAY
9
SUNDAY: DRAKENSBERG (B/-/D)
Full day at leisure to soak up the surroundings of the magnificent Southern Drakensberg Mountains. Overnight in Southern Drakensberg

Optional: 4x4 tour of Sani Pass and Kingdom of Lesotho (passport required) for USD 100 / CAD 135 per person
A 4x4 Adventure tour up Sani Pass and into the tiny mountain Kingdom of Lesotho which includes lunch at the Highest Pub in Africa.


DAY
10
MONDAY: DRAKENSBERG – EASTERN CAPE COAST (B/-/D)
This morning, continue south to the Eastern Cape entering the fourth of the provinces and the birth place of Nelson Mandela (fondly known as Madiba). En route we see the old traditional way of life in the homeland area known as the Transkei and stop for lunch outside the capital of Umtata. We continue via Nelson Mandela’s birth place and house, arriving late afternoon at our accommodation in Chinsta East, on the beautiful, unspoilt Eastern Cape Coast. Overnight in Chinsta East
Distance travelled today: 520 kms


DAY
11
TUESDAY: EASTERN CAPE COAST – PORT ELIZABETH (B/-/-)
Awake to the sounds of the crashing waves and have the morning at leisure to unwind with beach sand between your toes. The beach stretches on uninterrupted for many kilometres and the thick indigenous beach forest is a haven for an amazing variety of birdlife. Set off in the mid-morning heading south to Port Elizabeth. Overnight in Port Elizabeth
Distance travelled today: 340 kms


DAY
12
WEDNESDAY: PORT ELIZABETH – KNYSNA (B/-/D)
Today your journey continues towards the Cape. Visit the Tsitsikamma Forest, which provides scenic walking opportunities. A short walk to the Storms River Mouth offers some magnificent views of the gorge and river below. Arrive in Knysna late afternoon for check in at our hotel, our base for the next 2 nights. Overnight in Knysna
Distance travelled today: 300 kms

DAY
13
THURSDAY: KNYSNA - OUDTSHOORN – KNYSNA (B/-/-)
After breakfast, we travel inland over the spectacular Outeniqua Pass to Oudtshoorn, known as the ‘feather capital of the world’ because of its ostrich industry, visit a working ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn, known as ‘the feather capital of the world’. The flightless ostrich is the world’s largest bird. Walk the famous Cango Cave (the more adventurous may crawl!) around the famous Cango Caves with their magnificent dripstone formations of stalactites and stalagmites. Travelling back to the Eastern seaboard, we arrive in Mossel Bay in the afternoon for a visit to the famous Post Office Tree, the Bartholomeus Diaz museum and shell museum.
Distance travelled today: 315 kms


DAY
14
FRIDAY: KNYSNA - CAPE TOWN (B/-/-)
After breakfast, we head for Cape Town via the towns of Swellendam, Robertson and Worcester. After traveling through the Huguenot Tunnel, iconic Table Mountain greets us as we arrive in Cape Town in the afternoon. Overnight in Cape Town
Distance travelled today: 540 kms

Optional: Kaapse Stories for USD 60/ CAD 82 per person
Dinner Theatre, an evening of song, theatre and delicious Cape food serves as a perfect welcome to the mother city.


DAY
15
SATURDAY: CAPE TOWN (B/-/-)
Enjoy a day at leisure in the ‘Mother City’ where a visit to the V&A Waterfront is recommended. Enjoy quality time exploring this iconic beautiful city with its many world acclaimed attractions. Overnight in Cape Town

Optional: Full day Cape Peninsula Tour for USD 95 / CAD 130 per person
a full day exploring the dramatic coastline of the Cape Peninsula including a visit to Boulders Beach penguin colony and Cape Point Nature Reserve.

Optional: Full day Cape Winelands Tour for USD 95 / CAD 130 per person
A superb day dedicated to celebrating the glorious grape, the exceptional winelands region and the heavenly scenery

DAY
16
SUNDAY: CAPE TOWN - USA (DEPARTURE) (B/-/-)
This morning after breakfast, check out of the hotel by 11h00 after which the remainder of the day will be under your own arrangements. Transfer to Cape Town International Airport.

Prices are on twin sharing basis. A single supplements for up to $595 applies for this tour.

For departures from Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Washington (IAD), Miami (MIA) and Atlanta (ATL) add $100 to New York (JFK) prices.
Departures from Dallas (DFW) and Houston (IAH) are same price than Los Angeles (LAX) prices.

Guaranteed Departure Dates

Superior Category
Start Date End Date Ex. Los Angeles (LAX) Ex. New York (JFK) Land Only
04 Nov 2017 19 Nov 2017 USD $ 3080.00 Per Person USD $ 2785.00 Per Person USD $ 1675.00 Per Person
13 Jan 2018 28 Jan 2018 USD $ 3199.00 Per Person USD $ 2999.00 Per Person USD $ 1895.00 Per Person
10 Feb 2018 25 Feb 2018 USD $ 3199.00 Per Person USD $ 2999.00 Per Person USD $ 1895.00 Per Person
10 Mar 2018 25 Mar 2018 USD $ 3199.00 Per Person USD $ 2999.00 Per Person USD $ 1895.00 Per Person
14 Apr 2018 29 Apr 2018 USD $ 3199.00 Per Person USD $ 2999.00 Per Person USD $ 1895.00 Per Person
12 May 2018 27 May 2018 USD $ 3099.00 Per Person USD $ 2899.00 Per Person USD $ 1775.00 Per Person
09 Jun 2018 24 Jun 2018 USD $ 3499.00 Per Person USD $ 3299.00 Per Person USD $ 1775.00 Per Person
07 Jul 2018 22 Jul 2018 USD $ 3499.00 Per Person USD $ 3299.00 Per Person USD $ 1775.00 Per Person
21 Jul 2018 05 Aug 2018 USD $ 3499.00 Per Person USD $ 3299.00 Per Person USD $ 1775.00 Per Person
04 Aug 2018 19 Aug 2018 USD $ 3499.00 Per Person USD $ 3299.00 Per Person USD $ 1895.00 Per Person
18 Aug 2018 02 Sep 2018 USD $ 3499.00 Per Person USD $ 3299.00 Per Person USD $ 1895.00 Per Person
08 Sep 2018 23 Sep 2018 USD $ 3199.00 Per Person USD $ 2999.00 Per Person USD $ 1895.00 Per Person
06 Oct 2018 21 Oct 2018 USD $ 3199.00 Per Person USD $ 2999.00 Per Person USD $ 1895.00 Per Person
20 Oct 2018 04 Nov 2018 USD $ 3199.00 Per Person USD $ 2999.00 Per Person USD $ 1895.00 Per Person
03 Nov 2018 18 Nov 2018 USD $ 3199.00 Per Person USD $ 2999.00 Per Person USD $ 1895.00 Per Person
17 Nov 2018 02 Dec 2018 USD $ 3199.00 Per Person USD $ 2999.00 Per Person USD $ 1895.00 Per Person
08 Dec 2018 23 Dec 2018 USD $ 3199.00 Per Person USD $ 2999.00 Per Person USD $ 1895.00 Per Person

14 Nights accommodation at listed hotels or similar
Transportation in air-conditioned coaches
Services of a professional English speaking tour guide
14 daily buffet breakfasts
04 dinners on Day 8, 9, 10 and 12
Tours and Sightseeing as mentioned in the detailed itinerary
Arrival airport shuttle transfer and departure transfer
Hotel porterages
International airfare from different Gateways
Air Taxes and fuel surcharges
Kruger National Park Conservation Levy (Subject to increase at the discretion of the game park)
All local applicable taxes
Items of a personal nature, Tips & gratuities
Optional tours
Travel Insurance
Visa fees if applicable
Items not being mentioned as included
14 Nights accommodation
Accommodation will be provided on a twin sharing basis
Accommodation Type - Superior
Knysna Hollow (Knysna)
Our Rating: 4 Star   |   Local Rating: 4 Star   |   Accommodation Type: Superior
Set within lush gardens on a 2 hectare estate, accommodation consists of 3 Luxury Garden Suites, 12 Garden Chalets and 64 Garden Rooms. Tastefully decorated in a Knysna forest feel, accommodation includes TV, tea and coffee facilities, ceiling fans and private patios. Garden Chalets all have telephones and mini-bar fridges; whilst 7 units have fireplaces, as do the Garden Suites; which also boast handcrafted furniture, satellite TV, heated towel rails and Charlotte Rhys guest amenities. Drinks can be enjoyed in the pub or on the deck of the old Manor House. The Knysna Hollow restaurant, overlooking the pool, has a warm relaxed atmosphere and offers delicious seasonal fare, whilst the Pecan Tree Grill Room offers contemporary design and cuisine. An extensive selection of South African wines complement meals.
Lugogo Sun (Swaziland)
Our Rating: 3 Star   |   Local Rating: 3 Star   |   Accommodation Type: Superior
The Lugogo Sun is part of the Royal Swazi Sun Valley Resorts and is barely a minute's drive from the flagship Royal Swazi Sun. The largest of the three hotels the resort and is especially geared to suit conference groups and families. Overlooking beautiful landscaped gardens and the 72-par golf course, the Lugogo Sun offers amazing views, a wide variety of fun and exciting activities for adults and children, including pony rides, sporting events and creative arts and crafts.
Protea Hotel OR Tambo Airport (Johannesburg)
Our Rating: 4 Star   |   Local Rating: 4 Star   |   Accommodation Type: Superior
The pristine four-star Protea Hotel OR Tambo Airport is set in the heart of Kempton Park, minutes from OR Tambo International Airport, South Africa’s largest airport. Themed around an aircraft hangar, the industrial ambiance of the hotel is felt in the polished concrete floors, steel finishes, chrome lighting and top to bottom windows that overlook the aeroplanes as they dock and take off. Whether you’re stopping over or have an extended business stay ahead, Protea Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport has it all. Time-conscious local and international business travellers can enjoy a convenient location 35 minutes from Sandton and Pretoria and is situated 800m from the Rhodesfield Gautrain Station.
Hippo Hollow Country Estate (Hazyview)
Our Rating: 3 Star   |   Local Rating: 3 Star   |   Accommodation Type: Superior
Retreat in comfort to one of the 37 thatched semi self-catering chalets or 54 hotel rooms, which either overlook the picturesque gardens with its two swimming pools or the mighty Sabi River. Nestled amongst lush indigenous gardens on the banks of the Sabi River in Hazyview, only ten minutes from the world famous Kruger National Park. Hippo Hollow has an “Out of Africa” feel about it, and leaves you feeling totally relaxed and refreshed.
Drakensberg Gardens Hotel (Drakensberg)
Our Rating: 3 Star   |   Local Rating: 3 Star   |   Accommodation Type: Superior
This is Nature in all its glory - grandiose scenery composed of the Drakensberg mountain chain, rivers and lakes. The mountains form an immense amphitheatre dominated by the highest peak - Mont-aux-Sources (3248m). Wonderful diversity of flora and fauna await discovery. The resort is conveniently located on an 860-acre estate bordering KwaZulu Natal Wildlife land, allowing access to spectacular walks and hikes - the most strenuous being a 9 hour hike up the Rhino Horn 9842.4 ft (3000 metres) above sea level.
Crawfords Beach Lodge (Chintsa East)
Our Rating: 4 Star   |   Local Rating: 4 Star   |   Accommodation Type: Superior
Crawford's Beach Lodge, set along the magical Wild Coast, offers rustic luxury accommodation for the most discerning of travelers, who are looking for fun, sun and relaxation. Crawford's is nestled in the middle of the beautiful Chintsa Bay on the Wild Coast, surrounded by rolling hills, lush tropical beach forests and overlooks the warm Indian Ocean. A romantic getaway to explore the many beautiful treasures the Wild Coast has to offer.
Garden Court King’s Beach (Port Elizabeth)
Our Rating: 4 Star   |   Local Rating: 4 Star   |   Accommodation Type: Superior
With spectacular views over Algoa Bay, both business and leisure travellers staying at Garden Court Kings Beach can revel in the scenic beauty of Port Elizabeth and its unspoilt beaches. The hotel’s proximity to the airport, harbour and national highway assure convenience for travellers, while many local attractions can also be enjoyed nearby. Enjoy thoroughly contemporary interiors, and a legendary warm and friendly service, you will be sure to feel at home from the moment you arrive.
Garden Court Mossel Bay (Oudtshoorn)
Our Rating: 4 Star   |   Local Rating: 4 Star   |   Accommodation Type: Superior
Garden Court Mossel Bay is a stylish accommodation and conference establishment that lies on the scenic Garden Route between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. The hotel is situated adjacent to The Garden Route Casino and the world-renowned Pinnacle Point Beach and Golf Resort – one of the ten best new golf courses in the world. Offering plenty for business and leisure travellers alike, this is a destination where entertainment and relaxation are par for the course.
Sun Square Seapoint (Cape Town)
Our Rating: 4 Star   |   Local Rating: 4 Star   |   Accommodation Type: Superior
For leisure travellers, it is beautifully positioned at the base of Table Mountain – one of the new ‘Seven Wonders of Nature’ and is close to Long Street, with its vast selection of chic restaurants and boutique shops, offering an array of daytime and night time activities. The hotel is also located within close proximity to main attractions in the area such as the V&A Waterfront, South African National Museum, VOC Company Gardens, Table Mountain Cable Stations and the gorgeous beaches of Camps Bay and Bloubergstrand.
Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge (Durban)
Our Rating: 4 Star   |   Local Rating: 4 Star   |   Accommodation Type: Superior
Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge offers the perfect base from which to explore the many holiday attractions along the Dolphin Coastline of which its rich Zulu heritage and popular game parks are but a few. The contemporary styled 205 bedrooms include 74 semi self-catering units comprising of 50 family rooms and 24 lofts. The hotel is conveniently located opposite the Gateway Theatre of shopping, a short 15 minutes from King Shaka International Airport and 20 minutes from uShaka Marine World.
Anew Hotel Hluhluwe (Swaziland)
Our Rating: 4 Star   |   Local Rating: 4 Star   |   Accommodation Type: Superior
Set in the magnificent Elephant Coast, in South Africa’s oldest Game Reserve, the 3-star Protea Hotel Hluhluwe & Safaris is the ultimate South African holiday Destination. The Hluhluwe Game Reserve Hotel offers a wide variety of guest rooms and a 5 star self-catering safari lodge for a true bush experience
I just want to let you know It was SUPER FANTASTIC!
Everything went perfect! A great place to visit.
Cape town was amazing though The Safari at Entabeni was even better!
I was very impressed by the accommodations at both locations.
If you look at these photos I took, I can’t see how a person would not be happy on an adventure like this.
I know a few people that were also on this tour were finding reasons for being unhappy with the outcome of this travel experience. Please don’t let them get under your skin.
You can’t please everyone!
On behalf of myself, my daughter Zoe , and most of the people on the tour we found it to be an incredible travel experience thanks to the people at Indus Travel!
Also the price was unbelievable, Keep up the good work!
Scott & Zoe L , Apr 2017
Thanks
By the way you guys are amazing!!! Aquila exceeded immensely my expectation. It's a great establishment. Everything thus far has been really smooth. This was a great trip you put together and everyone on tour group agrees.
Thanks again.
D. , Apr 2017
Tordes,
I cannot thank you enough for all of your hard work. We sincerely had the time of our lives. The Indus staff was soooo wonderful and all of the travel pieces came together so smoothly and comfortably (unbelievably comfortably), I have never experienced anything like it. I also want to thank, I believe, Freemah, when we arrived in Capetown? If you have a link for us to write a stellar review I most certainly will. Again SO MANY THANK YOUS! It was sincerely amazing!
Kindest Regards,
Lauren T. , May 2017
 
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