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South Africa Safari: 20-Day Tour with International Flights and an Optional Zimbabwe Extension

Tick South Africa off your bucket list with this 20-day safari (including flight time and one night pre-tour in Johannesburg), taking you from Johannesburg to Cape Town. Experience the best of South Africa's diverse countryside, from forests to rugged coastlines and beaches, staying in classic bush lodges, with plenty of opportunities for spotting wild animals. Included in your tour are return airfares from Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide or Brisbane, 17 nights of deluxe accommodation (plus one night pre-tour in Johannesburg), daily breakfast and select lunches and dinners, all activities and entrance fees as per the itinerary. Plus, you have the option to extend your tour to discover Zimbabwe’s incredible Victoria Falls.

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20 Days
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Return international flights from Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide or Brisbane
  • 17 nights accommodation in hotels and lodges across South Africa, plus one additional night pre-tour in a Johannesburg hotel
  • Daily breakfast, two brunches, eight lunches and 13 dinners
  • Game drives in Kruger National Park
23 Days
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Return international flights from Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide or Brisbane
  • 17 nights accommodation in hotels and lodges across South Africa, plus one additional night pre-tour in a Johannesburg hotel
  • Daily breakfast, two brunches, eight lunches and 13 dinners
  • Game drives in Kruger National Park

Have you always dreamed of seeing elephants, lions and tigers up close? Are you fascinated by South Africa and its culture and wildlife? Then embark on this 20-day tour, which starts in Johannesburg, taking you through must-see locations such as Kruger National Park, Swaziland and the Drakensberg World Heritage Site, and finishing in bustling Cape Town.

What You’ll Love…

The Experiences – Wildlife safaris and traditional Bush lodge accommodation

You’ll begin this incredible journey in the iconic Kruger National Park, staying in a private reserve within the park’s parameters. Here, animals roam freely, allowing you a chance to view these magnificent creatures up close but within a safe, controlled environment. Expect to rise with the sun and allow your guide to take you to fascinating sites such as the Blyde River Canyon and on game-viewing safaris.

From here, you’ll travel to Swaziland, a small landlocked country, rich in history and culture. Take in the stunning scenery, including Sibebe Rock, a granite mountain rising 350m above the valley, and traditional homesteads, surrounded by fields of sugarcane.

Your tour will then take you to Zululand, formerly ruled by the infamous Shaka Zulu empire. The reserves in this area offer protection to indigenous animals including the black and white rhino, opening up more opportunities for spotting wildlife.

The Drakensberg Mountain Range is next, where you’ll visit one of the famous battlefields and find out more about the area’s diverse history. You’ll also head to the Maloti-Drakensberg Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

From sprawling safari sites, you’ll then head to South Africa’s coast, where you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. Unspoiled beaches, natural estuaries and long coastal walks await in Dolphin Coast and the Wild Coast.

The tour concludes with a two-night stay in Cape Town, where you’ll be taken on a guided hike up Table Mountain, a local wine farm and many other attractions.

The accommodation and meals allow for an authentic South African experience. Expect nights in cosy bush lodges and log cabins and delicious local food cooked over an open camp fire.

Your Package Includes:

  • Return international flights from Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide or Brisbane
  • 17 nights accommodation in hotels and lodges across South Africa, plus one night pre-tour in Johannesburg
  • Daily breakfast, two brunches, eight lunches and 13 dinners
  • Game drives in Kruger National Park
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Air-conditioned transportation throughout
  • All entrance fees and activities, as per the itinerary

Extension: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Extend your tour by three spectacular nights and uncover the majestic beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls – twice the height of Niagara Falls. Experience the herds of buffalo and elephants making their way to the Zambezi River and embark on a unique walking safari through the rainforest that’ll have you uncovering Cataracts and the wide abundance of flora and fauna.

Your Extensions Package Includes:

  • Three nights in Pamusha Lodge at Victoria Falls
  • Domestic flight from Cape Town to Victoria Falls
  • Domestic flight from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg
  • Meals as per the itinerary

The ’7-day change of mind guarantee’ does not apply for Tour bookings. Due to the high demand and limited departures any cancellation / refund requests must be made within 48 hours of purchase. Otherwise, the standard Refund Policy applies.

Valid for the following departure dates:

3, 10, 17, 24 February 2019

3, 10, 17, 24 March 2019

28 April 2019

5, 12, 19, 26 May 2019

2, 9 June 2019

28 July 2019

4, 11, 18, 25 August 2019

1, 8 September 2019

13, 20, 27 October 2019

3, 10, 17, 24 November 2019

Booking conditions and cancellation fees do apply. Please take out travel insurance at this time.

Booking Conditions: The tour operator will be in touch within 72 hours of purchasing the package. The booking forms must be returned to the tour operator within 7 days of purchasing the package. Reservations cannot be made until the booking form is returned to the tour operator.

Please note: Packages are not transferrable to any other person. The tour order, itinerary, departure dates and airlines cannot be changed after the tour has been confirmed in writing. Any changes to confirmed reservations will incur a AU$150 change fee per person.

Flights: Return economy class airfares from Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth or Brisbane are included in the package with South African Airways, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Emirates. Please note airlines are at complete discretion of Tour Provider. Maximum travel time is approximately 28 hours. Please note, preferred airline seating is the responsibility of the passenger. You will need to contact the airline to book and pay for any specific airline seats reservations. You will receive your booking number with your tour confirmation and then you can contact the airline. If you wish to not prebook reserved seats, the airline will seat you accordingly at time of check in.

Luggage should be limited to 15kg. Each Drifters Traveler have their own locker on our trucks which is accessible even while driving. Backpacks, barrel bags or soft suitcases are strongly advisable as your standard Hard Suitcases sometimes don’t fit into the lockers. Each locker could be locked with your personal lock (which you can also purchase from the Greenfire Johannesburg Lodge upon arrival.

Transfers: All transfers are included EXCEPT for arrival transfer from Johannesburg Airport to the pre-tour hotel. This will be at your own expense.

Flights Upgrades: Quotations for upgradeable airfares to premium economy, business class or your preferred airlines are only valid for 72 hours after you receive the quoted airfare.

Change of Date: The change of date fee is AU$150 per person plus any applicable additional airfare and taxes. After airline tickets have been issued the package can only be changed by paying a AU$350 per person airline change fee plus any applicable airfares and taxes.

The package is valid for ONE PERSON aged 16 - 70 years (based on twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO PACKAGES.

Please note customers aged 65 and over will need to fill in a medical form to confirm suitability of fitness for the tour.

Single Traveller surcharge: The standard tour has no single traveller surcharge. Those travelling alone will be sharing a room with another single traveller of the same sex. The extension tour has a surcharge of AU$450 that applies for those travelling alone. If travelling alone, you must purchase TWO PACKAGES.

Please note this tour is not suitable for children under 16 years of age or over 70 years of age.

The maximum capacity on this tour is 17 passengers.

Tour includes accommodation at the following hotels/lodges:

  • Greenfire Lodge Johannesburg
  • Greenfire Bush Lodge
  • Greenfire Lodge Hazyview
  • Foresters Arms
  • White Elephant Bush camp
  • Greenfire Lodge Drakensberg
  • Greenfire Lodge Dolphin Coast
  • Greenfire Lodge Wild Coast
  • Mountain View Manor
  • Storms River Village Lodge
  • Greenfire Lodge Cape Town
  • Pamusha Lodge (Extension only)

Hotels listed are guaranteed unless booked out or in the case of force majeure.

Any seasonal surcharges are payable directly to the hotel upon check-out.

Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is two adults sleeping on double or twin bedding.

Please note: Disability access is not available during the tour, please consider this before making your booking. Hotels may not have ramps, wide entryways or elevators to accommodate disabled passengers or devices such as wheelchairs, walkers and motorised scooters. Due to physical constraints and space limitations, wheelchairs, walking frames and motorised scooters may not be taken aboard motor coaches.

What to Expect on Safari: All tours require participation from all group members. This entails assisting with the food preparation, washing of dishes and keeping the truck clean. Please keep in mind that flexibility and an open mind will greatly contribute to an enjoyable safari. You will be travelling in developing countries therefore punctuality is not guaranteed. Things do not always run according to plan, however the tour company will endeavour to run according to the itinerary as best as possible.

The name on the tour booking is not transferrable to any other person.

If a hotel listed is not available, a hotel of a similar standard will be substituted.

Value has been determined based on the Tour Companies published rack rates provided and the value of inclusions.

Tour Operator’s cancellation and change of date policies apply.

The voucher is not refundable after purchase other than in accordance with the Booking Guarantee.

Additional expenses such as (but not limited to) flights are not included with this voucher.

Please note, a visa may be required for travel for some guests.

Travel insurance is mandatory. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this voucher.

During winter the temperature can drop very low at night, clients should be prepared for this .

All activities and services are subject to availability.

Tips are not included. In Southern and East Africa it is classified as a common courtesy to tip your tour guide, with the recommended amount being R50 per day, per person, although this is completely at your discretion.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated). Menus are subject to change without notice.

Please note that full terms and conditions apply. Refer to website's terms and conditions.

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