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 Marina Lodge Safari Lodge with full board
3 Day Stay at Luxurious Sabi Sands Bush Lodge with breakfast, lunch & dinner daily
4 Day Stay in Cape Town
Overnight Stay in Stellenbosch in the beautiful Cape Town Wineland Region
Capetown City and Table Mountain tour including a visit to Robben Island
Farewell Dinner in Stellenbosch
Optional Activities in Zimbabwe to further enhance your experience
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 4 star hotels and luxury lodges with private facilities
All included sightseeing as per itinerary
Meals included as per itinerary
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
** Not included Tipping - please allow AUD200. Your tour hostess will collect upon departure and handle all tipping whilst on tour - so no need to worry!
** USD45 for UniVisa including Zimbabwe and Zimbabwe
** Botswana Tourism Levy USD30
USD45 for your UniVisa including Zimbabwe and Zambia
It is best to have this amount in USD prepared for entry into Zimbabwe
You must have at least 6 months validity on your passport and a double blank page in your passport to travel to South Africa.
Day 1 - Saturday 28 April 2018
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 - Sunday 29 April 2018
Upon our early morning arrival we’ll be met and transferred to our accommodation to store our luggage with time to freshen up and have a coffee. We'll then depart with our specialist tour guide to 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 Emperors Palace
Day 3 - Monday 30 April 2018
Johannesburg - Botswana - Chobe National Park - (B,L,D)
Today we’ll fly to Botswana and transfer to Chobe Marina 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 Marina Lodge
Day 4 -Tuesday 1 May 2018
Chobe National Park (B,L,D)
This morning we’ll take 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 Marina Lodge
Day 5 - Wednesday 2 May 2018
Chobe National Park - Victoria Falls (B,HT)
Today after breakfast we will be transferred across the border into Zimbabwe. Please have your USD45 ready for your UniVisa for both Zimbabwe & Zambia which will be issued on the spot. We’ll check into our hotel with time to settle in before visiting the beautiful Victoria Falls Hotel for a lovely high tea which will be a reat treat. Our evening will be at leisure including dinner. Overnight: Kingdom Hotel – the closest luxury resort hotel to Victoria Falls.
Day 6 - Thursday 3 May 2018
Victoria Falls (B,D)
This morning after breakfast we'll set off on a morning tour of the Falls. It is truly an awe-inspiring experience - the sights, the sounds, the smells; the humbling feeling that here indeed is one of Nature's Supreme Masterpieces. No photograph can begin to depict the reality and nothing will prepare us for our first views of the mighty Falls. The rest of our day is at leisure to partake in some of the optional 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 a sunset cruise on the Zambezi River with drinks, snacks and a beautiful sunset. Afterwards we'll enjoy 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 - Friday 4 May 2018
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 UniVisa ready to enter Zambia. 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. With two large central swimming pools – a welcome respite on those hot Lowveld days. Dinner and overnight at Hippo Hollow Estate Country Estate
Day 8 - Saturday 5 May 2018
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 gorgeous Lodge and enjoy a leisurely lunch. Later this afternoon we'll 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 - Sunday 6 May 2018
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 - Monday 7 May 2018
Sabi Sands - Nelspruit - Cape Town (B)
One last game drive and breakfast before transferring to Nelspruit Airport for our flight to Cape Town. 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 a boutique hotel right in the heart of Cape Town's historical City Centre.
Day 11 - Tuesday 8 May 2018
Cape Town (B)
This morning after breakfast we'll head straight to Table Mountain. The cableway offers 360 degree views and we'll be rewarded with more stunning views from the top. Later we'll continue our tour around the city with time for lunch before visiting Robben Island, the icon of struggle, freedom and hope made famous by Nelson Mandela's imprisonment here. With the remainder of the day at leisure, we'll regroup for dinner tonight. Overnight: Cape Town Hollow Boutique Hotel
Day 12 - Wednesday 9 May 2018
Cape Point Full Day Tour (B)
Toady we head off to enjoy a trip down to Cape Point heralded as one of the world's most spectacular drives including Hout Bay, Chapman's Peak, Noordhoek Beach, the Cape Point Nature Reserve, two lighhouses on the tip of Africa, Boulders Penguin Colony, Simonstown, Kalk Bay and the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. Overnight: Cape Town Hollow Boutique Hotel
Day 13 - Thursday 10 May 2018
Cape Town - Stellenbosch (B,D)
This morning after breakfast, we'll leave cosmopolitan Cape Town and head to the Winelands for a full day tour including Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Stellenbosch is a blend of historical architecture, epicurean delights and oak lined avenues. A picturesque university town surrounded by mountains and vineyards. We'll enjoy a walking tour of the beautiful town centre with it's enticing art galleries, craft shops, clothing boutiques and gift stores, Stellenbosch is the ideal base from which to explore the renowned local wine route. Our last night in Africa will be spent in Stellenbosch at the award winning Devon Valley Hotel, hidden away in a shady, green and peaceful corner of the Stellenbosch Winelands showcasing breathtaking views of the olive groves, vineyards and majestic Helderberg Moutains. A lovely farewell dinner tonight to celebrate great times spent with new friends.
Overnight: Devon Valley Hotel
Day 14 - Friday 11 May 2018
Stellenbosch - Cape Town - Johannesburg - Home (B)
Spend this morning enjoying a last look at Stellenbosch before transferring back to Cape Town for our flight home via Johannesburg and Perth. Sit back, relax and enjoy the inflight entertainment of our airline as we head towards home.
Day 15 - Saturday 12 May 2018
Welcome Home (Meals Inflight)
Welcome Home to Melbourne. We'll arrive home around 11.00pm. Thank you for joining us for your latest adventure and we look forward to welcoming you back.
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