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South Africa & Victoria Falls

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DATES AVAILABLE: 2nd Sep 17
DURATION: 18/20 Days please see day by day itinerary for clarification

Inclusions:

  • Airfare from Perth to Cape Town and Johannesburg to Perth with South African Airways
  • All internal airfares
  • 17 nights accommodation throughout South Africa & Victoria Falls
  • 31 superb meals described throughout the itinerary including dinner under the stars in Kruger National Park
  • Cape Winelands Tour
  • Knowledgeable local game rangers
  • Lodge stays in Addo National Park, Kruger National Park & Elephant Valley
  • Game drives in Addo National Park
  • Enjoy a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain for spectacular views of Cape Town and the surrounding area (weather permitting)
  • Explore Cape Peninsula and enjoy the amazing views of the Cape of Good Hope from the summit of Cape Point
  • Stand back in awe of Victoria Falls
  • Cruise & game drive in Chobe National Park
  • All airport transfers & tipping
  • Fully escorted by HolidayPlanet Tour Host
  • Local guides when sightseeing
  • Exclusive Holiday Planet ticket wallet and luggage strap

Exclusive Included Experience:

  • Elephant Whispers interaction in Hazyview

    Experience the thrill of close encounters with the Majestic African Elephant. Witness their intelligence, compassionate nature and the sheer delight the elephant experience when interacting with their human counterparts. The Elephant Interaction offers you the opportunity to feel their constantly curious trunks, touch their rough skin, exchange trunk greetings and offer tasty treats, while learning about their behaviour and history from the Elephant Handlers.

  • Visit Chinotimba township to experience life in a truly African community.

    The word Chinotimba describes the roar of the water from the mighty Victoria Falls in the local Nambya language. The Nambya and the Tonga people are the original people of the Victoria Falls area. The majority of people in Victoria Falls live in the Chinotimba township, which has a population of approximately 60,000 people.

    During this Tour, guests will have an opportunity to observe township-life – from the oldest houses to the taverns, the local market and churches. You may also have the opportunity to visit the Chinotimba Primary School where you’ll meet local staff and students.

 

 

 

Please read below

Important Notes About This Trip

This tour is escorted from Perth. Passengers from other cities will either meet the group in Cape Town on day one or they can travel to Perth before hand. Please contact us for more information.

  • Please advise your consultant if you are travelling on a non Australian passport. You must ensure you have at least two blank pages available on your passport. If your passport is due to expire within six months of your return date you must obtain a new passport.

  • All documentation must be spelled correctly. Please ensure that the spelling of the first name(s) and surname(s) on all documentation is correct as per the passport you will be travelling on. Once the tickets have been issued name change fees of up to 100% apply.

  • Certain countries require you to obtain a visa prior to your arrival. Please ensure you and your travelling companions obtain the most up to date information from the embassy, or consulate, for the countries you intend to visit. HolidayPlanet will not be held liable should you be denied entry, or boarding, for not having the correct travel documents. Entry to any country is at the discretion of the relevant immigration authorities on arrival. You can obtain additional information at www.visalink.com.au or by phoning Visa Link on 1300 882 977.

  • Vaccinations may be required when travelling to certain countries. Please check with your local doctor or specialist vaccination clinic for up to date health requirements.

  • This tour requires a moderate level of fitness.

Health & Fitness:
We require clients to have a good level of health and fitness. Tours include up to 1-2 Kilometre walks over steps and uneven ground. Please ensure this holiday is suitable for your level of fitness as walking and getting on/off transport is required in many areas and good mobility is needed. We strongly recommend a visit to your doctor and dentist before your trip. Destinations in these regions do not have facilities to accommodate wheelchairs or physically challenged clients.

Minimum Tour Numbers:
The tour arrangements have been made on the basis of a minimum number of passengers travelling. In the event that less than the required number of passengers have confirmed their booking 60 days from the date of departure, Holiday Planet reserves the right to cancel the tour, giving a full refund of monies paid, or offer arrangements to proceed with the tour at a modified fare.

Travel Insurance:
Adequate travel insurance is highly recommended to cover holiday members for the consequences of unforeseen events during the cruise and for cancellation fees which could result from events such as illness, accidents etc. It is always recommended that travel insurance be arranged at time of paying deposits.

Price:
Prices are per person based on twin share, unless otherwise stated and are and subject to availability.

Visas:
As Visa regulations are subject to change at short notice, we recommend that you contact the relevant consulates for the latest information on visa requirements.
SOUTH AFRICA
Australian and New Zealand Passport holders do not require a Visa for stays of 90 days or less. For further information please contact the South African Consulate direct. (www.sahc.org.au or (02) 6272 7300). To enter South Africa you are required to have a passport valid for no less than 30 days after the end of your intended stay, and at least two completely blank pages on which your entry permit can be endorsed.

ZIMBABWE
We recommend purchasing a double entry visa for Zimbabwe at the cost of US $45, which can be purchased on arrival at Victoria Falls Airport. For all other nationalities – please contact the relevant Consulates, or your travel agent, for the latest information on visa requirements and costs.

BOTSWANA
Australian and New Zealand Passport holders are not required to obtain a visa for entering Botswana, except in cases where the Minister of Labour and Home Affairs has directed otherwise.

VACCINATIONS

Vaccinations are required for this tour. It is Your responsibility to ensure You have all required vaccinations for Your Tour. The following information is correct at the time of printing and is provided as a guide only. Refer to www.smartraveller.gov.au, or similar, for advice and consult your doctor.

Yellow Fever Vaccination:

When travelling to Africa you may be exposed to yellow fever. Yellow fever is a potentially fatal viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes. Yellow fever vaccination is now considered a lifetime vaccination. Vaccination is strongly recommended for travellers who have never been vaccinated for yellow fever and intend to travel to countries where there is a risk of transmission.

South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and Kenya all require a valid yellow fever certificate from all citizens and non-citizens travelling from a yellow fever risk country or having been in transit through a yellow fever risk country.

PLEASE NOTE – Yellow Fever inoculation is compulsory for travel to Kenya, if you are unable to receive the vaccination due to medical reason please consulate your doctor.

From 16 June 2016, If you are arriving in Australia from a yellow fever declared country but do not hold a vaccination certificate you will still be permitted to enter Australia without one. On arrival in Australia, Department of Agriculture, Biosecurity officers will reinforce the seriousness of the disease to you and provide you with a Yellow Fever Action Card. The card provides instructions on what you should do if you develop any symptoms of yellow fever in the six-day period following your departure from a yellow fever declared country.

As part of your travel arrangements it is strongly recommended that you check the yellow fever entry requirements for all the countries you intend entering, including those in which you will transit. Some airlines may require passengers to present a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate before being allowed to board flights out of the country.

The quarantine requirements for yellow fever vaccination differ markedly from country

to country depending upon their relative risk exposure to the disease. If you have travelled through a yellow fever declared country, and you do not have a valid yellow fever vaccination certificate, you risk being refused entry into many countries or may be required to be vaccinated upon arrival.

Travellers should seek medical advice on yellow fever vaccination for their individual medical circumstances, particularly about the suitability of yellow fever vaccine, in particular, those who are immuno-compromised. If your health care practitioner is of the opinion that vaccination is contraindicated on medical grounds, they should supply you with a signed letter detailing the reasons why you should not be vaccinated. You should contact the embassy of the country(ies) to which you are travelling to ascertain if the letter needs to be in another language in addition to English. You will not receive a refund if You are unable to be vaccinated and if as a result decide not to complete the Tour.

Terms & Conditions:

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DATES AVAILABLE: 2nd Sep 17
DURATION: 18/20 Days please see day by day itinerary for clarification
South Africa & Victoria Falls - Pricing

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Here’s a list of your

Day by Day Itinerary

  1. 02 September 2017

    Perth passengers – meet your HolidayPlanet Tour Host at Perth International Airport. Enjoy the convenience of South African Airlines full-service quality with up to 23kgs of luggage per person plus carry-on as well as inflight entertainment, a meal and drinks throughout the flight.

    East Coast passengers – on arrival into Cape Town, a transfer awaits to take you to the hotel to meet your tour host

    Meals: Inflight meals & refreshments

  2. 03 September 2017

    After a short transit in Johannesburg International Airport you will arrive into Cape Town the following morning where an arrival transfer will be waiting to take you to your hotel. Throughout this tour you will be accommodated in a range of superior hotels and lodges tried and extensively tested by our ground operators. Exact details of some hotels will only be able to be provided closer to the date of departure.

    Overnight: Cape Town

  3. 04 September 2017

    Today explore the beautiful Cape Peninsula. Enjoy the spectacular views from the summit of Cape Point which looks out over the Cape of Good Hope, then visit Boulders Beach, home to the protected land-based colony of African penguins.

    Overnight: Cape Town

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  4. 05 September 2017

    Enjoy a city tour including a cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain (weather permitting) a tour of the old colonial area and finishing at the V&A Waterfront. In the afternoon enjoy a guided tour of the Cape Winelands including wine and cheese tasting.

    Overnight: Cape Town

    Meals: Breakfast

  5. 06 September 2017

    After breakfast, we travel along the beautiful Garden Route to Knysna where your hotel is located on the waterfront overlooking Knysna lagoon.

    Overnight: Knysna

    Meals: Breakfast

  6. 07 September 2017

    Experience the sounds of the forest with a safari guide in Monkeyland the world’s only free roaming multi-species primate sanctuary, including Madagascan Lemurs.

    Overnight: Knysna

    Meals: Breakfast

  7. 08 September 2017

    Continue along the Garden Route arriving at Addo. With uninterrupted views of the Karoo Plains and the Zuurberg Mountains, Kuzuko Lodge lies in a private concession to the north of Addo Elephant National Park, the third largest national park in South Africa.

    Overnight: Addo Elephant Park

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  8. 09 September 2017

    Included morning & evening game drives in open safari 4×4 vehicles. Look out for close up photo opportunities of the ‘Big Five’ Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Lion and Leopard. Return to the lodge where dinner awaits.

    Overnight: Addo Elephant Park

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. 10 September 2017

    This morning relax in the lovely surrounds of Kuzuko Lodge and enjoy a later breakfast before checking out of your lodge. Leaving Addo, we drive to Port Elizabeth airport for a short flight to Durban.

    Overnight: Durban

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. 11 September 2017

    Travel north into the magnificent World Heritage listed Drakensburg Ranges. En route visit old forts and burial sites as well as travel through stunning mountain scenery before arriving at your hotel, perched on the slopes of the 3004 metre Cathedral Peak.

    Overnight: Cathedral Peak

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  11. 12 September 2017

    Today is at leisure for you to enjoy the magnificent surroundings of the Drakensburg Ranges. Simply relax in the perfectly manicured grounds or take a local excursion to see Rock paintings or perhaps a bush trek to stunning viewpoints.

    Overnight: Cathedral Peak

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  12. 13 September 2017

    We travel north through Natal, into the independent kingdom of Swaziland where your hotel is located in a picturesque valley.

    Overnight: Swaziland

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  13. 14 September 2017

    After a leisurely morning we leave the tiny kingdom and return to South Africa. Continuing into the Lowveld region we arrive at world famous Kruger National Park. We drive by coach through the park to our hotel where we enjoy an outdoor ‘boma’ highlight dinner.

    Overnight: Kruger National Park

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  14. 15 September 2017

    We start early this morning for our included game drives in open safari vehicles. A light bush lunch is included later before our afternoon game drives commence. The late afternoon is the most active time for wild animals such as Hyena, wild dogs and other carnivores, with antelopes such as Impala spilling on to roads. Tonight enjoy another ‘boma’ African style dinner under the stars.

    Overnight: Kruger National Park

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. 16 September 2017

    Relax this morning at the lodge with a late breakfast before departing for the picturesque town of Hazyview.

    Exclusive Included Experience: Visit Elephant Whispers a project dedicated to securing the future of the African elephant. Experienced elephant handlers share their in-depth knowledge and you get a chance to get up close to these amazing animals. Overnight stay in Kruger National Park. Breakfast & Dinner included)

    Overnight: Kruger National Park

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  16. 17 September 2017

    Travel along the ‘Panorama Route’ and view the stunning Blyde River Canyon, the third largest canyon in the world, and one of Africa’s natural treasures. Visit the Bourke’s Luck Potholes and stop at World’s View.

    Overnight: Johannesburg

    Meals: Breakfast

  17. 18 September 2017

    Depart the hotel this morning for your transfer to the airport to meet your flight to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. On arrival is your tour of one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and one of the most spectacular natural sites, Victoria Falls. Later travel just across the Botswana border to your lodge at Elephant Valley, located around a waterhole frequently visited by wildlife.

    Exclusive Included Experience:  Tour Chinotimba township to experience life in a truly African community. Tonight enjoy an included outdoor highlight dinner by the waterhole.

    Overnight: Elephant Valley

    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  18. 19 September 2017

    This morning is your included cruise on the Chobe River, where hippo, elephant and buffalo inhabit the shallow waterways. Later enjoy lunch at the lodge an included game drive along the banks of the Chobe River.

    Overnight: Elephant Valley

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  19. 20 September 2017

    After a leisurely morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg and onward flight home.

    Meals: Breakfast, Inflight meals & refreshments

  20. 21 September 2017

    Arrive Australia.