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Cape Winelands, Victoria Falls & Zambia

Indulge the senses on an incredible journey through South Africa, Victoria Falls and Zambia. We taste our way through the Cape Winelands and historic town of Stellenbosch to thundering Victoria Falls, experience a famous Zambian walking safari and enjoy some of the best-preserved wildlife viewing in Africa.Savour the delights of South AfricaWinelands. Staying on a beautiful wine estate, you'll enjoy tastings at local wineries and wander through the old town of Stellenbosch, trying the local delicacies. Craft four different types of dough at a bread making class in Franschhk's Moreson Winery and bring your apron and recipes home as a souvenir.The smoke that thundersWitness thundering Victoria Falls, forming the natural border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, the world's largest waterfall and a truly spectacular sight. Cruise along the Zambezi at sunset and explore the trails to the 16 viewpoints.Wildlife WondersFly north to mesmerising Zambia, home to an incredible diversity of wildlife. Enjoy game drives through South Luangwa National Park, one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world and walk in the footsteps of Zambian explorers on a famous 'walking safari'. Every year when the mangs are ripe (Oct-Dec) a family of wild elephants visit Mfuwe Lodge. Led by their matriarch Wonky Tusk they carefully make their way through the Lodge's reception area and onto the the grounds where the mango tree stands. Then experience the contrasts in scenery and animals in beautiful Lower Zambezi National Park, explore by can, bush walk or river safari and fish for the prized African tiger dish.

Inclusions

Travel

  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to Africa. Taxes included
  • 3 economy-class flights within Africa
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles (excluding shared lodge open safari 4WD)
  • Tipping Made Easy, $330pp pre-paid

Accommodation & Meals

  • 2 nights on a wine estate in the Cape Winelands (4 star)
  • 2 nights in good quality hotels (4 star)
  • 9 nights in African lodges (4-4 star)
  • 13 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 10 dinners, including welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides

  • English-speaking locally based national guide throughout
  • English-speaking locally based guides

Porterage

  • Porterage included where available

Entrance Fees & Permits

  • Entrance fees to all national parks and reserves are included

Sightseeing

A taste of South Africa

  • Explore the picturesque city of Cape Town on a sightseeing tour including the Malay Quarter, Company Gardens and Table Mountain.
  • Visit the Afrikaans Language Museum in Paarl, the so-called birthplace of Afrikaans as a written language.
  • Enjoy a wine tasting at Landskroon Estate.
  • Discover historic Stellenbosch, South Africa's oldest town, on a gourmet walking tour and enjoy the local flavours.
  • Learn how to bake 4 different types of bread at a Bread Baking class in Franschhoek.

The smoke that thunders

  • Zambezi Royal Sunset Cruise
  • Explore amazing Victoria Falls from both the Zimbabwean and Zambian sides, with plenty of free time to relax and discover the local surrounds.
  • Enjoy a guided excursion of the Falls including all 16 view points to see this natural phenomenon.
  • Experience a traditional Boma Dinner, complete with dancing, singing and drumming!
  • Tour the Mukuni Village, home to the Leya people. See their homes and Chief Mukuni's Palace, and try some traditional food and beer.

The wilds of Zambia

  • Spend 3 nights within the South Luangwa National Park at Mfuwe Lodge, located in the park's most prolific area for wildlife. South Luangwa has been dubbed one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world, and not without reason!
  • Explore the bush on foot in South Luangwa, the home of the walking safari
  • Spend 3 nights within the Lower Zambezi National Park. Encompassing the Zambezi escarpment, the park slopes down to the river and is teeming with wildlife in its valley. Enjoy activities such as fishing, river safaris, bush walks, canoe safaris and cultural village tours.
Tour Provider Bunnik Tours
Number of Days
16
Price From
AUD $16,295
Start Location
End Location
Age Range
Avg. 50+
Group Size
4 to 12
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Cycling/Trekking, Slow paced
Physical Rating
Moderate
Incudes Flights
Yes
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
08 May 201923 May 2019AvailableAUD $15,035
19 Jun 201904 Jul 2019AvailableAUD $15,735
17 Jul 201901 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $16,235
14 Aug 201929 Aug 2019AvailableAUD $16,235
18 Sep 201903 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $16,235
09 Oct 201924 Oct 2019AvailableAUD $16,035
ItineraryExpand
Cape Winelands, Victoria Falls & Zambia

Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 1. Depart Australia
Day 2. Arrive Cape Town

'Welkom' to Cape Town! Meet your tour guide and fellow travellers for a welcome drink this evening.

Day 3. Cape Town - Stellenbosch

This morning we'll discover the cosmopolitan city on a sightseeing tour, including the Malay Quarter, Company Gardens and Table Mountain (weather permitting). We'll then depart for the famous Cape Winelands. Our first stop is the town of Paarl, famous as the birthplace of Afrikaans as a written language, and here we'll visit the Afrikaans Language Museum. As we continue towards Stellenbosch we'll stop for a tasting at a local estate. This evening we'll enjoy a group welcome dinner. [B,D]

Day 4. Stellenbosch

Today we discover historic Stellenbosch, South Africa's oldest town, on a cuisine walk. We'll try indigenous tea and rusks, snack at a family-run butchery, enjoy the local wines accompanied by South Africa's favourite foods and try Cape desserts. [B,L,D]

Day 5. Stellenbosch - Cape Town

Special Experience: Discover how to make four different types of dough at a hands-on bread-making course at Moreson Winery in Franschhk. Enjoy lunch and take your apron and recipes home with you.

We'll return to Cape Town this afternoon, stopping for picturesque views of Table Mountain at Blouberg Strand. [B,L]

Day 6. Cape Town - Victoria Falls

This morning we fly to Victoria Falls, the world's largest waterfall, forming part of the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia. Tonight we'll relax on a sunset cruise along the Zambezi River. [B]

Day 7. Victoria Falls

A morning guided walk takes us through lush rainforest to the spectacular falls. Explore the trails and take in the amazing view from the 16 viewing points! [B,D]

Special Experience: Enjoy a boma dinner, complete with traditional dancing and drumming.

Day 8. Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) - Victoria Falls (Zambia)

Today we cross the border into Zambia via the famous Victoria Falls Bridge. Once in Zambia, we'll visit Mukuni Village, home to the Leya people. Here we'll see the village homes, Chief Mukuni's palace, and try the traditional cuisine. [B,D]

Day 9. Victoria Falls - South Luangwa National Park

This morning we fly to Mfuwe in South Luangwa National Park. [B,D]

Day 10. South Luangwa National Park

After an early breakfast we depart for a morning game drive as the rising sun bathes the park in beautiful hues. South Luangwa has been dubbed one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world, and not without reason! Enjoy lunch back at the lodge before an afternoon game drive. [B,L,D]

Day 11. South Luangwa National Park

Another day of amazing game drives in this stunning national park. [B,L,D]

Special Experience: Walk in the footsteps of great explorers on a famous Zambian 'walking safari' and learn the secrets of the bush from your local guide.

Day 12. South Luangwa National Park - Lower Zambezi National Park

Today we fly to beautiful Lower Zambezi National Park, on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. Encompassing the Zambezi escarpment, the park slopes down to the river and is teeming with wildlife in its valley. [B,D]

Day 13. Lower Zambezi National Park

Our lodge offers various activities such as river safaris, bush walks, can safaris and cultural village tours. You can choose how to spend your morning and afternoon exploring the amazing area. [B,L,D]

Day 14. Lower Zambezi National Park

Enjoy another day discovering more of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed park. [B,L,D]

Special Experience: Fish* for the prized African tiger fish, a catch on most fisher's bucket lists. *catch & release

Day 15. Lower Zambezi National Park - Depart Lusaka

Today we begin our journey home. After a final morning game drive, we fly to Lusaka for our onward journey. [B]

Day 16. Arrive Australia