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South Africa & Victoria Falls

South Africa, Africa

Contact provider for price 8 Days Year-round
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Horizon And Company 12 people max
  • Johannesburg international airport, south africa
  • Culture & Nature trips
This value tour first takes you to the Timbavati Private Game Reserve to enjoy some of the best Big Five game viewing in the country. Located on the boundary of the world renowned Kruger National Park, The Timbavati Game Reserve lies to the north of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve on the western edge of Kruger National Park and is one of South Africa's prime wildlife viewing areas. Established in 1956 by like-minded game farmers, the Reserve covers 680 square kilometers. There are no fences separating the Timbavati from the Kruger National Park, so lion, elephant, cheetah and other species roam freely between the two. Enjoy the all-inclusive game lodge, with daily game drives in open top vehicles. Return to Johannesburg for a night then fly up to Zambia, where you experience the majestic Victoria Falls. The Victoria Falls or Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders) is situated in southern Africa on the Zambezi River between the countries of Zambia and Zimbabwe. The falls are, by some measures, the largest waterfall in the world, as well as being among the most unusual in form, and having arguably the most diverse and easily seen wildlife of any major waterfall site. From Livingstone, fly back to Johannesburg to connect to your international flight.

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South Africa, Africa

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  • Reviewer: located in Ottawa
    "This tour was a "voyage of discovery". We very much appreciated having contact with the local people and their culture. It was refreshing not to be 'cocooned' as tourists."
    5
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    "It is not possible to find the words to thank you for your help and sincere caring on our fabulous trip to wonderful Labrador! To mention a few treats and surprises – the gifts of tea, syrup and spread – Horizon is excelling itself."
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    "My wife and I would like to add an extra 'thank you' to all of your staff, and especially to the tour escort, for the superior quality of our recent Newfoundland and Labrador holiday. Horizon has gained our loyalty as the best escorted holiday company, and I have conveyed this belief to our travel agent."
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Special information

  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.

Itinerary

Day 1: Johannesburg

Upon arrival into South Africa you will be met at the door of the plane and escorted through Customs and Immigration avoiding any queues.

Upon arrival you will receive all of your necessary documents for your trip which contains a detailed personalized itinerary, maps, restaurant suggestions, Top Tips for exploring each city or region and a 24 hour concierge service (for restaurant reservations, spa treatments, child minders, day tours etc).

Airport transfer to/from your hotel with private vehicle
Accommodation: Peermont Metcourt

Contemporary convenience at its best...the new 3-star Peermont Metcourt Hotel at Emperors Palace offers stylish and comfortable rooms as well as a "group-friendly" experience for corporate, convention and leisure guests.

Day 2: Johannesburg - Hoedspruit - Timbavati Game Reserve

Take your flight from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit today. The flight duration is approximately 1 and a half hour.

Airport transfer to/from your hotel with private vehicle

Airport transfer with private vehicle and guide between Hoedspruit airstrip and your lodge.

This afternoon you'll meet up with others at the lodge and embark on your afternoon game drive. Sunrise and sunset are when the animals are most active. You'll be out in the reserve for a few hours before returning back to the lodge to freshen up for dinner. A private vehicle can be booked at an additional cost dependant on availability.

Enjoy dinner (included in tour price).
Accommodation: Honeyguide Tented Safari Camps

Located in the Manyeleti Game Reserve, lie Honeyguide’s two tented camps, Khoka Moya and Mantobeni. Manyeleti, meaning “Place of the Stars” borders Kruger National Park, Sabi Sand and Timbavati and is a true Big Five Reserve.

Day 3: Timbavati Game Reserve

Before first light you'll meet up with others at the lodge and embark on your early morning game drive. Sunrise and sunset are when the animals are most active. You'll be out in the reserve for a few hours before returning back to the lodge for breakfast. A private vehicle can be booked at an additional cost depending on availability.

Enjoy lunch (included in tour price).

This afternoon you'll meet up with others at the lodge and embark on your afternoon game drive. Sunrise and sunset are when the animals are most active. You'll be out in the reserve for a few hours before returning back to the lodge to freshen up for dinner. A private vehicle can be booked at an additional cost dependant on availability.

Enjoy dinner (included in tour price).
Accommodation: Honeyguide Tented Safari Camps

Day 4: Timbavati Game Reserve

Before first light you'll meet up with others at the lodge and embark on your early morning game drive. Sunrise and sunset are when the animals are most active. You'll be out in the reserve for a few hours before returning back to the lodge for breakfast. A private vehicle can be booked at an additional cost depending on availability.

Enjoy lunch (included in tour price).

This afternoon you'll meet up with others at the lodge and embark on your afternoon game drive. Sunrise and sunset are when the animals are most active. You'll be out in the reserve for a few hours before returning back to the lodge to freshen up for dinner. A private vehicle can be booked at an additional cost dependant on availability.

Enjoy dinner (included in tour price).
Accommodation: Honeyguide Tented Safari Camps

Day 5: Timbavati Game Reserve - Hoedspruit - Johannesburg

Before first light you'll meet up with others at the lodge and embark on your early morning game drive. Sunrise and sunset are when the animals are most active. You'll be out in the reserve for a few hours before returning back to the lodge for breakfast. A private vehicle can be booked at an additional cost depending on availability.

Take your flight from Hoedspruit to Johannesburg today. The flight duration is approximately 1 and a half hour.

Transfer from Lodge to Lodge

Airport transfer to/from your hotel with private vehicle
Accommodation: Peermont Metcourt

Day 6: Johannesburg - Livingstone

Airport transfer to/from your hotel with private vehicle

Take your flight from Johannesburg to Livingstone today. The flight duration is approximately 2 hrs.

Airport transfer with private vehicle.

Enjoy lunch (included in tour price).

Activities include a guided tour of Victoria Falls from the Zambian Side. You'll also have the opportunity to do a morning/evening game drive in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park where Zambia's only white rhino can be spotted, full range of game drives in the National Park using an open 4X4 vehicle driven by a professional guide. You'll also enjoy early morning or sunset river cruise, or try your hand at fishing on the great Zambezi River.

Enjoy dinner (included in tour price).
Accommodation: Thorntree River Lodge

Situated on the Zambian bank of the Zambezi River, within the renowned Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park and just 15 kilometres upstream from the spectacular Victoria Falls lies the secluded Thorntree River Lodge.

Day 7: Livingstone

Activities include a guided tour of Victoria Falls from the Zambian Side. You'll also have the opportunity to do a morning/evening game drive in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park where Zambia's only white rhino can be spotted, full range of game drives in the National Park using an open 4X4 vehicle driven by a professional guide. You'll also enjoy early morning or sunset river cruise, or try your hand at fishing on the great Zambezi River.

Enjoy lunch (included in tour price).

Sign up for optional activities at your hotel (not included in tour price); helicopter, ultra-light, Gypsy Moth flights, elephant-back or horseback safari, white-water rafting, bungee jumping, Chobe game park day trip, jet boat, cultural tours, and more.

Enjoy dinner (included in tour price).
Accommodation: Thorntree River Lodge

Day 8: Livingstone - Johannesburg

Take your flight from Livingstone to Johannesburg today. The flight duration is approximately 2 hrs.

Airport transfer with private vehicle.
Accommodation: Depart

Depart from Johannesburg international airport - End of itinerary.

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