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Southern African Sojourn

14 Days  |  Departing Sunday 30th April 2017 and returning Saturday 13th May 2017

Prices & Options

Choose your Room:

$2,500.00 deposit payable

Progress Payment: $3490 by 7 Jan 2017
Final Payment: $4009 by 2 Feb 2017
Pay by direct deposit, credit card or cheque.

1 Willing to Share Place Available - Save $300.00

Highlights

Guided Tour of Soweto
Visit and Stay at Emperor’s Palace Resort
Visit and 4WD Game Drives in Chobe National Park to spot the Big 5
Visit and 4WD Game Drives in Kruger National Park to spot the Big 5
2 x River Safaris to spot Elephants on the Chobe River
Visit and Guided Tour of Majestic Victoria Falls
High Tea at the Beautiful Victoria Falls Hotel
Traditional Boma Cultural Experience under the beautiful African Night Sky
Sunset Views of Hippos on the Lawn at Hippo Hollow Country Estate
3 Day Stay at Chobe Safari Lodge with full board
3 Day Stay at luxurious Sabi Sands Bush Lodge with full board
4 Day Stay in Cape Town
Capetown City and Table Mountain tour
Farewell Dinner in Cape Town
Tour of Stellenbosch – Cape Town Wineland Region
Optional Activities in Zimbabwe to further enhance your experience

 

Inclusions

Personally Escorted from Australia – Your tour hostess is on hand to assist with making your holiday a memorable one
Return Economy Airfares including taxes ex Melbourne with South African Airways and V Australia
Specialist Tour Guides upon arrival into South Africa
Exclusive Transportation throughout
Quality Accommodation including hotels and lodges with private facilities
All included sightseeing as per itinerary
Meals included as per itinerary
Gratuities for transportation, game drives, guides and drivers
Room Sharing Option for single travellers
Documentation distribution day (meet & greet) subject to minimum numbers
Assistance with booking optional activities whilst in Zimbabwe
Small groups, Personal Service

 

Notice

Please allow:

USD30 for your Zimbabwe visa which is issued at the border
USD50 for your Zambian visa which is issued at the border

It is best to have this amount in USD prepared for entry into both of these countries

Please note:

​You must have a double page blank in your passport to travel to South Africa.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Sunday 30 April 2017

Melbourne - Perth - Johannesburg

Welcome to Sisterhood Womens Travel.  Join your Sisterhood Tour Hostess and fellow travellers at Melbourne Airport for our flight to Johannesburg via Perth.  Sit back, relax and enjoy the your airline inflight hospitality.

Day 2 - Monday 1 May 2017

Johannesburg

Upon our early morning arrival we’ll be met by our specialist tour guide and enjoy a morning tour of Soweto.  Soweto represents the hard-fought struggle against apartheid. We will look beyond the bloody legend of the 16 June 1976 uprising and behind the hardened face of resistance politics, to the core of Soweto - its people. Soweto is about people leading their lives - working and commuting, celebrating and grieving. See the poverty of an informal settlement shack and a hostel in contrast with the upper class suburb of Diepkloof in Soweto. Our tour promises a warm experience of this fascinating place.   Afterwards we’ll check into our hotel before an afternoon at leisure.  Our hotel is located within the Johannesburg Airport and Casino complex with plenty of eateries, shops and entertainment to enjoy.  Overnight: Peermont Mondior

Day 3 - Tuesday 2 May 2017

Johannesburg - Botswana - Chobe National Park - (B,L,D)

Today we’ll fly to Botswana and transferred to our lodge where all of our meals and game activities are included.  After lunch we’ll enjoy a river safari before returning to our lodge for dinner. Chobe National Park is named after the Chobe River and is the second largest national park in Botswana. Chobe stretches down 200km from the northern border of Botswana to the Moremi game reserve, and it has one of the greatest concentrations of game found on the African continent.  Along with many species of big game, Chobe National Park boasts the largest concentration of elephant in Africa, and our game drives and boat cruises offer visitors the opportunity to witness this amazing spectacle.   Game drives within the Chobe National Park offer the opportunity to view the abundant elephant and other big game species up close, and also the possibility of an encounter with one of the large predators. Game drives depart three times a day (approximately 3 hour duration).  Overnight: Chobe Safari Lodge

Day 4 - Wednesday 3 May 2017

Chobe National Park (B,L,D)

This morning we’ll an open 4WD game drive followed by an afternoon river safari on the Chobe River.  The floodplains around the river make an ideal viewing area and the elephants late afternoon visits to the water’s edge provide hours of absorbing game viewing. Huge herds of buffalo area frequently seen during the dry season and you can also expect to see waterbuck, eland, giraffe and the rare puku.   Overnight: Chobe Safari Lodge

Day 5 - Thursday 4 May 2017

Chobe National Park - Victoria Falls (B)

Today after our morning safari and breakfast we will be transferred across the border into Zimbabwe.  Please have your USD30 ready for your visa which will be issued on the spot.  We’ll check into our hotel then enjoy a guided tour of The Falls, which is neither the highest nor the widest waterfall in the world, it is claimed to be the largest. This claim is based on a width of 1,708 metres and height of 108 metres, forming the largest sheet of falling water in the world. The falls' maximum flow rate compares well with that of other major waterfalls.  Mid- afternoon be collected and transferred to the Zambezi River where we’ll enjoy a sunset cruise before returning to our hotel for dinner at leisure.  Overnight: Kingdom Hotel – the closest luxury resort hotel to Victoria Falls.  

Day 6 - Friday 5 May 2017

Victoria Falls (B,HT,D)

A free day to partake in some of the optional adventure activities that are on offer during our stay including, helicopter flights over the falls, rafting, bungy jumping, etc.  Alternatively, you can take a stroll through Victoria Falls township and try your hand at bartering at one of the many market stalls. This afternoon we’ll regroup and enjoy a delightful High Tea at the beautiful and iconic Victoria Falls Hotel.  For dinner we have arranged a Boma Dinner, a unique cultural experience with excellent cuisine served under the spectacular African night skies.  With entertainment throughout the evening including stories from the Sangoma (Story Teller) a local witchdoctor for fortune telling and plenty of singing and dancing.  Definitely a night to remember.  Overnight: Kingdom Hotel

Day 7 - Saturday 6 May 2017

Victoria Falls - Livingstone - Nelspruit (B,D)

After breakfast we’ll be collected from our hotel and transferred across the border into Zambia.  Please have your USD50 for your Zambian visa which will be issued on the spot.  We’ll transfer to the Livingstone Airport and depart for Nelspruit to the beautiful Hippo Hollow Estate.  Nestled amongst lush indigenous gardens on the banks of the Sabie River in Hazyview. Hippo Hollow has an ‘Out of Africa’ feel about it, and will leave us feeling totally relaxed and refreshed. We offer two large central swimming pools – a welcome respite on those hot Lowveld days.  Dinner and overnight at  Hippo Hollow Estate Country Estate

Day 8 - Sunday 7 May 2017

Hazy View - Sabi Sands (Kruger National Park) (B,L,D)

Today we’ll transfer into the famous game rich area of Sabi Sands, check into our lodge and enjoy a leisurely lunch. Later this afternoon we will enjoy an afternoon safari in open 4WD vehicles returning to the lodge for dinner.  Overnight: Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge - a luxurious safari escape set in the heart of the Sabi Sabi bushveld overlooking a waterhole and an African plain.

Day 9 - Monday 8 May 2017

Sabi Sands (Kruger National Park) (B,L,D)

Another full day in this amazing area with all meals and game activities included.  A chance to relax and enjoy the many beautiful facilities of our luxury accommodation including the gorgeous Amani onsite Spa where a range of pampering treatments are on offer.

Day 10 - Tuesday 9 May 2017

Sabi Sands - Nelspruit - Cape Town (B)

One last game drive and breakfast before transferring to Nelspruit Airport for our flight to Capetown.  Upon arrival we’ll be transferred to our hotel for our three-night stay.  Our hotel is in an ideal position to explore and with the remainder of our day at leisure feel free to get out there and explore!  Our hotel concierge is our go to guy for advice, directions and excursions.  We’ll regroup and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.  Overnight: Cape Town Hollow Boutique Hotel

Day 11 - Wednesday 10 May 2017

Cape Town (B)

Today we enjoy a half day City & Table Mountain tour. One of the finest ways to appreciate Cape Town is from the top of Table Mountain with its panoramic views over the City Bowl, Table Bay and beyond. Weather permitting; this tour starts with an exciting ride on the cable car to the summit of Table Mountain.  After our descent, we’ll tour the cosmopolitan centre of the city, passing through the colourful Malay quarter, known as the Bo-Kaap.  In the afternoon we’ll enjoy the highlights and appreciate the surrounding natural beauty of the Cape Peninsula.  We’ll travel along the Atlantic seaboard with its gorgeous white beaches and rugged mountains to Hout Bay.  If open, we’ll continue onto Chapman’s Peak Drive, renowned as one of the most stunning roadways in the world.  We’ll visit the Cape Point Nature Reserve, the tip of the Cape Peninsula that has captivated travellers for centuries with its dramatic scenery and fascinating history.  The return journey to Cape Town takes us along False Bay coast with the option of visiting the colony of rare African Penguins at Boulder’s Beach (for guest’s own account).  We’ll pass through the naval village of Simon’s Town, Fish Hoek, Kalk Bay and Muizenberg before returning to our hotel for the remainder of the day at leisure.   Dinner tonight also at leisure.   Overnight:  Cape Town Hollow Boutique Hotel

Day 12 - Thursday 11 May 2017

Cape Town (B,D)

A visit to the Cape is not complete without experiencing the attractions of the Cape Winelands. Today we enjoy a half-day immersion tour in the country’s leading wine region of Stellenbosch, centered on a historic town with an elegant mix of Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian buildings, yet exuding a modern vibrancy. This is South Africa’s golden triangle for winemaking and the region is known for its reds, whites, blends and bubblies, along with stunning locations, fabulous food and hospitable people. This tour is a marvelous complement to a trip to Cape Town.   Upon our return we have an afternoon at leisure before regrouping for our farewell dinner in celebration of great times shared with new friends.  Overnight:  Cape Town Hollow Boutique Hotel

Day 13 - Friday 12 May 2017

Cape Town - Johannesburg (B)

Spend this morning enjoying a last look see at Cape Town before we transfer to the Cape Town airport to start our journey home via Johannesburg.   Sit back, relax and enjoy the inflight entertainment of our airline as we head towards home.

 

Day 14 - Saturday 13 May 2017

Home

We arrive into Perth, clear customs and transfer to our flight to Melbourne arriving in at approx. 7.35pm.  Welcome Home!  We thank you for joining us for your latest adventure and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Prices & Options

14 Day Southern African Sojourn

Choose your Room:

$2,500.00 deposit payable

Pay by direct deposit, credit card or cheque.

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