Ultimate African Expedition Loyalty Departure

30 Days
Johannesburg to Cape Town
From (NZD)
$ 27,485
$ 26,485
Dates & Pricing

2020 Johannesburg > Cape Town

A tapestry of landmark moments

Africa is larger than your imagination can even conceive – and not simply large in size, but also in the splendour of its icons, and the magnificence of its landscapes.
In exploring Southern and East Africa on this itinerary, you’ll encounter many of its most awe-inspiring landmarks. View the sublime Table Mountain, even more spectacular if you’re fortunate enough to see it when clouds are draping gently over it. Marvel at the breathtaking Victoria Falls, where white rapids plunge over a hundred metres into the waters below. Explore the continent’s greatest national parks – Kruger, Chobe, the Masai Mara and Amboseli. And visit tribal villages where you’ll meet people and cultures pivotal to the region and its history.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
SZJC
Duration:
30 days
Departure City:
Johannesburg
Return City:
Cape Town

30 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Johannesburg

    Welcome to South Africa. Enjoy a two night stay at your stylish hotel .Meet your tour Director for a welcome drink and dinner

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Johannesburg

    Enrich

    Explore Soweto with your local guide and visit Nelson Mandela’s house. Learn about the 20th century South Africa at your visit to the Apartheid Museum. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Johannesburg > Victoria Falls

    This morning, board your flight to Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The world’s largest sheet of falling water rises up to 108 metres high and spans a gorge carved out of a flat plateau. Check into your marvellously colonial hotel for your three night Special Stay. Tonight’s outdoor dinner features a mesmerising display of traditional dancing.

    Sundowners

    Be treated to a special Sundowners cruise down the Zambezi River and watch the teeming wildlife on the banks, drink in hand, just upstream from Victoria Falls.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Chobe National Park

    Today is photography heaven as large concentrations of big game call Chobe National Park home. Embark on a game drive along the shoreline, where predators often come to drink. Later, enjoy a cruise on the Chobe River, home to huge herds of elephants and buffalo. Large pods of hippo and giraffe families inhabit the banks and surrounding woodlands. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  5. Day 5 - Victoria Falls

    Enrich

    Visit a typical Zimbabwean village to gain unique insights into traditional tribal life and meet the elephants as part of your visit the elephant sanctuary.

    Later, witness the power of Victoria Falls with a tour of the Zimbabwean side of the world’s largest waterfall. Enjoy dinner in the beautiful Livingstone Restaurant to complete your day.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Victoria Falls > Nairobi

    Helicopter flight - Enjoy a helicopter flight over Victoria Falls for magnificent views.

    Later, fly to Nairobi and be transferred to your opulent hotel, situated on a private acreage, for your two night stay. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  7. Day 7 - Nairobi

    Start your day with an encounter with a giraffe and learn about these endangered animals. Relive the romance of the movie Out of Africa during a visit to Karen Blixen’s home before travelling to Kiambethu Tea Farm. Wander through the tea fields and hear the stories of the first commercially grown tea in Kenya.

    Freechoice Dining

    Choose between the local Carnivores restaurant, famous for a wide variety of meat choices that are all roasted on a traditional Maasai sword over a fire pit. Or enjoy dinner at the Mandhari restaurant located at the hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Amboseli National Reserve

    Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest freestanding mountain in the world, commands the horizon as you approach Amboseli National Reserve. Massive herds of elephants migrate across dry plains, linking swamps with open pastures. On your game drives today and tomorrow, cheetahs and prides of lions can often be seen stalking the plains. Your lodge, your home for two nights, is situated beside a major elephant trail with views of the mountain. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Amboseli National Reserve

    Sundowners

    Climb to the top of Observation Hill and gaze at the sunset views over Amboseli National Reserve, drink in hand.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Amboseli National Reserve > Mt Kenya

    Journey north to the foothills of Mt Kenya and arrive at your hotel for a wonderful two night Special Stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Mount Kenya

    Freechoice

    Visit a sanctuary for endangered chimpanzees. Alternatively, enjoy a bird walk or perhaps a round of golf (9 holes)

    Enrich

    Partake in a symbolic Equator ceremony with tribal music and dancing.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Mount Kenya >Lake Nakuru National Park

    The shallow alkaline lake near the town of Nakuru is home to flamingos, pelicans and other birds. Enjoy a two night stay at your lodge, overlooking the lake. Take game drives in search for black and white rhino, giraffe and many other species.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Lake Nakuru

    Enrich

    Visit the Lake Nakuru Baby Orphanage Centre, established by an Australian family and enjoy lunch with the children.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Masai Mara Reserve

    The Masai Mara is home to 95 species of animals and over 400 species of birds. The annual Great Migration from July to September attracts over 1.5 million wildebeest, zebra and impala, a phenomenon that has to be seen to be appreciated. Spend three nights inside the reserve at the Sarova Mara Camp.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Masai Mara Reserve

    Game drives through the Masai Mara encompass all types of animals, from lion, cheetah and leopard, to vast herds of antelope and zebra. During migration season your game rangers will give you the chance to see the crossings at the Mara River, renowned for its crocodiles. 

    Enrich

    Visit a traditional Maasai village and learn about this complex and proudly independent culture, and their close association with the wild animals.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Masai Mara Reserve

    Hot air balloon flight - Experience the savannah at dawn from a hot air balloon. Enquire for details – additional expense, please book on tour.

    Enrich

    Join the chefs at Sarova Mara lodge for an African cooking class.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Masai Mara > Johannesburg

    Enrich

    Enjoy an exclusive farewell bush breakfast on the open plains of the Masai Mara. 

    Board your light aircraft for a scenic flight over the reserve to Nairobi, then fly to Johannesburg for an overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  18. Day 18 - Johannesburg > Kruger National Park

    Travel the magnificent Panorama Route on the way to Kruger You’ll view the Blyde River Canyon, third deepest in the world, then visit Bourke’s Luck Potholes. The Kruger National Park borders stretches an impressive 450 kilometres. You’ll enjoy a two night Special Stay at Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge, situated on a private concession within the park it is located deep in the bushveld overlooking a water hole and an open plain. Take a game drive in an open safari vehicle this afternoon and look out for the ‘Big Five’ before soaking in the ambience while dining at your lodge.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  19. Day 19 - Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge (Kruger National Park)

    Limitless game viewing possibilities await as you traverse the entire Kruger National Park in specially adapted Land Rovers to track the ‘Big Five’ – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo.

    Sundowners

    At the end of your afternoon game river, partake in one of the most enjoyable of safari traditions –Sundowner drinks

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  20. Day 20 - Kruger National Park> Swaziland

    Arrive in the tiny kingdom of Swaziland. You’ll journey through the magnificent valleys of Big Bend to your resort for an overnight stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  21. Day 21 - Swaziland> Ghost Mountain

    Travel to KwaZulu Natal and learn about one of Africa’s most famous tribes

    Enrich

    Visit a traditional Zulu community in the Lebombo Mountains, and be welcomed by the village chief for a private tour.

    Later, check into your elegant hotel for your overnight stay at the foot of Zululand’s legendary Ghost Mountain.

    Enrich

    This evening, you’ll be treated to a mesmerising display of traditional Zulu dancing, complete with dramatic local drumming. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  22. Day 22 - Ghost Mountain> Durban

    The Dolphin Coast region of Natal has a sea of sugarcane fields which will you pass as you travel to Durban. Enjoy a two night Special Stay with a welcome cocktail. Your hotel is the ultimate in colonial charm and style.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  23. Day 23 - Durban

    Discover today the beach side town of Durban, famous for its Indian and colonial influences. Indulge this afternoon in a delicious high tea

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  24. Day 24 - Durban> Knysna

    Board your flight from Durban to Port Elizabeth. Travel along the Garden Route to Knysna, famous for its oysters. You’ll enjoy an overnight stay.

    Freechoice Dining

    Choose between two local restaurant’s for tonight’s dinner

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  25. Day 25 - Knysna> Oudtshoorn

    Learn about Africa’s largest bird at a local ostrich farm, before your overnight stay in Oudtshoorn.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  26. Day 26 - Oudtshoorn> Capetown

    Discover a wonderland of underground chambers at the Cango Caves, among the largest in the world, See stunning semi-desert scenery awaits en route to Capetown, affectionately called the mother city by South Africans. Enjoy an exclusive four night Special Stay with spectacular views of the waterfront and Table Mountain

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  27. Day 27 - Cape Town

    Ascend Table Mountain by rotating gondola for wondrous 360 degree views.

    Freechoice

    Sample South Africa’s finest vintages on a winelands tour. Alternatively, visit history rich Robben Island, take a township tour, or a Harley Davidson ride.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  28. Day 28 - Cape Town

    Journey along the Atlantic coastline to Cape Point, stop at the Cape of Good Hope, then visit Boulders Beach, home to an African penguin colony.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  29. Day 29 - Cape Town

    Discover South Africa’s winelands and the village of Stellenbosch. Tonight enjoy a farewell dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  30. Day 30 - Cape Town

    After breakfast bid farewell to your new friends.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

Scenic highlights
  • 8 exclusive Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 11 Freechoice activities and dining
  • 3 Sundowners events
  • 5 memorable Special Stays
  • 65 meals – 29 breakfasts 14 lunches and 22 dinners

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