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Published on May 5, 2016

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slide 1: THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF SOUTH AFRICA VICTORIA FALLS - 2015 TOURS Tour Code - QS 12 days - Cape Town to Johannesburg 5391 AUD A highlight of your trip and southern Africa tours is the Kapama Private Game Reserve in Kruger National Park where you’ll enjoy six game drives to see the remarkable number of species including 42 mammal species and 350 bird species. You’ll have a great chance to see the “Big 5”—lion leopard elephant rhino and Cape buffalo. Have your camera ready because you may also see impala giraffe hippo spotted hyena cheetah wildebeest and more. Another highlight is Victoria Falls bordering Zambia and Zimbabwe. Roughly twice the height of Niagara Falls stand in awe as you hear the roar of the falls. Witness the beautiful rainbows left behind by the impressive amount of spray shooting into the sky. In fact the sprays shoot so high they can be seen miles away Glorious scenery and majestic wildlife are not the only things you’ll experience on this tour. You’ll also travel to Johannesburg and Cape Town where you will visit a local home for a Malay cooking class before enjoying a traditional Malay meal. Also take a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain weather permitting for spectacular views of the city. slide 2: LOCAL FAVOURITES Walking tour of Cape Towns Bo Kaap area Cape Malay cooking class Visit Soweto and the Apartheid Museum NOTES:  Open-air 4-wheel-drive safari vehicles carry a maximum of nine passengers.  Check with your physician regarding the latest health requirements for travel to South Africa and Zimbabwe.  All game viewing is done at your own risk. We will require a signed liability waiver prior to travel.  We do not recommend this vacation to people with serious back problems as it can be quite rough while driving on/off game park trails. STANDARD FEATURES Destinations  CAPE TOWN Guided sightseeing visit Cape Point Nature Reserve and a colony of African penguins and the Bo-Kaap Museum Walking tour of Bo-Kaap area Cape Malay cooking class Cable-car ride up Table Mountain.  KAPAMA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE Six game drives in an open-air 4-wheel-drive Land Rover Optional bush walk Sundowner drinks.  JOHANNESBURG Visit Soweto and the Apartheid Museum.  VICTORIA FALLS Cruise on Zambezi River Guided walk of the falls. slide 3:  Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description including admission charges where applicable. Meals Breakfast – 11 Lunch – 5 Dinner – 6 American breakfast daily 5 lunches 6 dinners including a welcome dinner in Cape Town and a farewell dinner in Victoria Falls. slide 4: ITINERARY Day by Day 1. ARRIVE IN CAPE TOWN SOUTH AFRICA. Welcome to South Africa Arrive late this evening check in to your hotel and rest as you prepare for a great adventure. 2. CAPE TOWN. CAPE PENINSULA EXCURSION. Today enjoy a full day of sightseeing starting with an orientation tour of Cape Town. Then take a scenic drive south through the fishing village of Hout Bay before ascending Chapmans Peak Drive one of the most spectacular drives in the world and which skirts the rocky coastline. Continue on to CAPE POINT NATURE RESERVE. Stop at the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point the south-westernmost point of the African continent for incredible panoramic views. Continue on to Simons Town and Boulders Beach where you will visit a COLONY OF ENDANGERED AFRICAN PENGUINS known for the unique sound they make. Return to Cape Town and enjoy the evening at your leisure. This evening join your travelling companions for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. BLD 3. CAPE TOWN. This morning visit the BO-KAAP MUSEUM followed by a fascinating WALKING TOUR through Bo-Kaap also known as the Malay Quarter. Founded by former slaves in the slide 5: 1750s this lively area is a true melting pot of cultures. The historic and colourful houses ranging from lime green and pink to orange reflect Dutch and British architecture and the area has been declared a national monument. Afterward visit the home of a local family for a CAPE MALAY COOKING CLASS. Learn how to mix masala fold samosas and about the delicate flavours of Cape Malay curry before sitting down for a traditional Malay meal. Then visit Table Mountain and take a CABLE-CAR RIDE to the top weather permitting for stunning views of the city and surrounding area. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. BL 4. CAPE TOWN. Enjoy a full day at leisure for your own discoveries. Perhaps simply explore the Victoria Alfred Waterfront take an excursion to the stunning Cape winelands for wine tasting or cruise to infamous Robben Island where Nelson Madela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison for a guided tour. Your Tour Director will have suggestions to help you make the most of this beautiful city. B 5. CAPE TOWN-KAPAMA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE GREATER KRUGER NATIONAL PARK. Today leave beautiful Cape Town behind and fly to KAPAMA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE part of Greater Kruger National Park to begin your safari adventure The Kruger area is famous for its abundance of wildlife and you will have a great chance of seeing the Big 5 - lion leopard elephant rhino and buffalo. Enjoy your first GAME DRIVE this afternoon. Your skilled tracker and professional ranger work together as a team so you can learn more about the ecosystem as you view wildlife up close. Sip on SUNDOWNER DRINKS prior to returning to your lodge for dinner.BD 6. KAPAMA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE. Rise between 5 am and 5:30 am for coffee and tea before your EARLY MORNING GAME DRIVE. If the timing is right you might spot some of the big cats after a night of hunting. Other animals you may see include kudu impala giraffe hippo cheetah spotted hyena wildebeest and more. Great bird watching is also possible - some 350 species having been recorded in the area. Return for breakfast mid-morning followed by time to relax and enjoy the lodge and its surroundings. Perhaps take a swim in the pool visit the wellness centre for one of the many spa treatments on offer or simply sit back and watch the animals pass by. You may even choose to join your ranger for a BUSH WALK to learn more about the native flora and how to identify animals by their footprints while observing them from a safe distance. Optional excursions include the nearby Hoedspruit Centre for Endangered Species where you can see a number of rehabilitated animals or get up close to a herd of elephants so you can touch and feed them. On one of the days you may even choose to skip a game drive for a memorable hour-long slide 6: elephant-back safari through the bush In the mid-afternoon tea will be served prior to your AFTERNOON GAME DRIVE. Step out of your safari vehicle to stretch your legs and watch as the sun sets over the Drakensberg Mountains. As darkness descends your tracker will bring out a spotlight to help you spot nocturnal animals - if you are lucky maybe even a leopard Return to your lodge in time to freshen up before dinner. BLD NOTE: Minimum age requirement for the bush walk is 15 years. For those who are 60 years old or older participation is at the sole discretion of Kapama River Lodge. 7. KAPAMA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE. Continue on from Day 6. BLD 8. KAPAMA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE-JOHANNESBURG. Enjoy one last GAME DRIVE this morning before transferring to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. B 9. JOHANNESBURG. Todays sightseeing starts with an enriching visit to SOWETO South Western Township the largest township in the country. Soweto is a part of South Africas turbulent past but this multicultural area is also a reflection of today and hope for tomorrow. Along the way see the homes of two Nobel Peace Prize winners: Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. You will also see the Hector Pieterson Memorial dedicated to the 12- year-old boy killed by police during a demonstration in 1976. This led to the Soweto Uprising an important event in the long struggle to end apartheid some 14 years later. Next visit the unforgettable APARTHEID MUSEUM. Here you will learn about the founding of South Africa before delving into the apartheid era. Using photos video and print the museum takes you on an extraordinary journey through the apartheid years to the 1994 democratic elections that named Nelson Mandela president. BL 10. JOHANNESBURG-VICTORIA FALLS ZIMBABWE. Today leave South Africa and fly north to Zimbabwe. This evening enjoy a CRUISE on the Zambezi River which affords you a great opportunity to photograph wildlife and a spectacular African sunset. BD 11. VICTORIA FALLS. Today visit mighty VICTORIA FALLS for an awe-inspiring experience. Enjoy a GUIDED WALK where you will learn the history of the falls and hear fascinating details about the surrounding flora and fauna. This evening your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner. BD NOTE: During the dry season September-December and during particularly dry years water flow to Victoria Falls may be low. slide 7: 12. VICTORIA FALLS-JOHANNESBURG-HOMEBOUND FLIGHT. Your tour ends with a flight back to Johannesburg to connect with your homebound flight. Book homebound flights after 5:30 pm. B Source:

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